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Caution With Words! Vow!

Proverb 6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

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Ecclesiastes 5 Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God and be more ready to hear than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words. When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that, thou shouldest vow and not pay.

Proverb 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise. 20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

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Friends, do not be hasty in speaking before the Lord! The wise must exercise restraint when speaking before the Lord who is Mighty. An audience with a King, an MP, Minister, or even The Press warrant tasting our words before we spit it out, how much more before a Mighty God. The book of Proverbs warns many a time that fools are snared by the words of their mouth.

Proverb 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. 12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. 13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.14 Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

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The awareness of who you are, who’s you are, who lives in you, and who you are standing before should caution your incessant outburst.

Matthew 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. 33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words, thou shalt be condemned.

Do not be rash before the Lord! If this has been your pattern, repent today! The words that go out must find a resting place – Judges 11!!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

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Do Not Be Afraid!

The Lord is with you, do not be afraid

The creator of heaven and earth is with you, do not be afraid

The Most High God is with you, do not be afraid

The Everlasting King of Glory is with you, do not be afraid

Don't be afraidThe Lord is your strength and Salvation, do not be afraid

The Lord is your shield and buckler, do not be afraid

The Lord shall give His angel charge over you, do not be afraid

The Lord is at your right hand, do not be afraid

The Lord has set His eyes upon you, do not be afraid

The Lord shall uphold you, do not be afraid

The Lord shall go before you, do not be afraid

The Lord shall teach you, do not be afraid

The Lord is in thy midst, do not be afraid

The Lord is within thee, do not be afraid

Only believe, stand still and you will see the manifestation of His power

Do not be afraid!!!!!! Fear Thee Not!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Be Faithful! Even Little Faith!

Revelations 3:7 …….These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”; 

“I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.

Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.

10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.

11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.

12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.

13 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’

Fear Thou Not!

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2 Kings 17:38 And the covenant that I have made with you, you shall not forget, nor shall you fear other gods. 39 But the Lord your God you shall fear; and He will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.” Friends, there will always be situation and circumstances that will present itself as fear to you. The enemy will always come to present cause for you to be afraid. You must make up your mind based on your trust in God and His word that Christ will not fail you no matter what. Be strong in your faith. God loves you enough to give His only Son Jesus Christ to die on Calvary’s tree for you. He will not now abandon you even now as you have laid your hands upon the plough. Don’t look back for there is nothing back there interesting. Your colourful future lies ahead of you. Be strong and take courage my friend. The Lord is on your side.

Joshua 1:9  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Jesus Christ will never leave nor forsake you. You have yielded yourself and He is working in you to will and to fulfil His good pleasure in your life and through you to your generation. Trust Him totally.

Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

Psalms 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Fear not! The Lord is within thee, accompanying thee wherever thou goeth. You are a carrier of His divine presence. Be bold, be courageous!

Voice of Caution! Heed It!!!

obyKing David and Israel had been enjoying victory on every side. They have been succeeding. Satan was not too happy about this so he rose up against Israel by inciting King David to take a census of Israel. King David ordered Joab, Israel’s Chief of Army staff to take a census of the army. Joab – the voice of caution, reasoning, reminded David that Israel is the Lord’s, numbered or not. However, the Kings word overruled Joab’s and it cost Israel God’s favor and peace. God punished Israel. 1 Chronicles 21:1-15

In life we make decisions every second for variety of issue and situation that are logical, reasonable and sometime just impulsive. Regardless of what,why, how and when, there are consequence for every actions and reaction. We often find ourselves in situations that require more of us than we are naturally predisposed too. What do we do then?

We seek for help from trusted counselor, mentor and the likes. We also have the option of reaching out to a higher being by the Holy Spirit which is actually the best option. We could from the beginning enlist the Holy Spirit from inception to accompany us throughout the journey knowing any and many wrong turns will delay, mar, or hinder our purposes in life.

Like Joab with regards to King David, we might also have one or two subordinate that are fearful of disobeying God rather than please us. May we receive grace to hear the voice of caution when it speaks in Jesus name. King David did not listen and it cost Israel dearly. The King and Israel would have been worst off without the wisdom of Joab, who in disobedience to David, did not count the Levite. He did not fully carry out the instruction of King David, knowing it would displease God. How right Joab was! The godly give good advice to their friends, the wicked lead them astray – Proverb 12:26

What voice of caution have you been ignoring? What voice of caution are you working against to silence? Be cautious, it might save your very life? You see friends, our God works in mysterious ways. He uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. The seemingly irrelevant, inconspicuous thing, person, sight and so on might well be an instrument of caution, change and what not that God himself has given you for your good.

A gift not well wrapped or with unattractive covering does not change the value of the gift or the giver. Only he/she with discernment and the ability to see the invincible will be able to step back and think, reflecting on past and present to see the invincible hand of the Sovereign God unfolding treasures in earthen vessels for the greater good of all.

Dear Lord Jesus, I pray for grace for my friends and I to see the invincible, hear the inaudible and receive virtue from your very presence to be and do all that pleases you. May our very life give you pleasure Lord in Jesus mighty name. Lord Jesus, for some of my friends that are at a lost as to what next, step into their boat and give them direction and purpose, let their life count Lord in Jesus mighty name.

To my friends that have not yet made the decision to be Christ, would you draw near and invite Jesus into your heart, for God is not for the death of a sinner but for the forgiveness of their sins – Ezekiel 33:11. For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and  live- Ezekiel 18:23,32, John 3:16, Romans 5:12,6:23 . Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved – Acts 4:12

Jesus loves you dearly!!

Shalom!

Reward Of Evil Is Costly!!!!

Proverbs_10_2aProverb 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

1 Chronicles 10:13 Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord; he did not keep the word of the Lord and even consulted a medium for guidance, 14 and did not inquire of the Lord. So the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.

1 Chronicles 11:9 And David became more and more powerful, because the Lord Almighty was with him.

1 Chronicles 12:1 These were the men who came to David at Ziklag, while he was banished from the presence of Saul son of Kish (they were among the warriors who helped him in battle; 2 they were armed with bows and were able to shoot arrows or to sling stones right-handed or left-handed; they were relatives of Saul from the tribe of Benjamin):

1 Chronicles 12: 16 Other Benjamites and some men from Judah also came to David in his stronghold. 17 David went out to meet them and said to them, “If you have come to me in peace to help me, I am ready for you to join me. But if you have come to betray me to my enemies when my hands are free from violence, may the God of our ancestors see it and judge you.”

18 Then the Spirit came on Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said: “We are yours, David! We are with you, son of Jesse!
Success, success to you, and success to those who help you, for your God will help you.

22 Day after day men came to help David, until he had a great army, like the army of God.

Like Vashti’s arrogance – Esther 1:10-22, Haman’s ego plot – Esther 3:1-6; 5:9-14 ;6 & 7,  Judas greed and betrayal – Luke 22:1-6, Ananias and Sapphira’s deception – Acts 5:1-10, Saul’s envying and hatred of David led him to unfaithfulness towards God. King Saul was anointed, prophesied as God’s oracle but ended up consulting medium at the end of his life. He lost eternity!  

Every act of wickedness towards another in whatever shape or form will lead you through the wide gate to hell. Every mud thrown at a child of God is used to build platform to showcase God’s glory in her life. The mud thrower then sinks further down into misery, pain and shame. Wise up!!!!

David kept growing stronger and stronger because the Lord was with Him. He remain faithful to God regardless of Saul’s attempt on his life. David feared God or else one single blow, Saul will be history and he will lose eternity. David was far more smarter than Saul hence he was promoted and his throne endured even till now.

What are you modelling? What pattern are you setting where you have been placed? Are you living right before God and man? Love and hatred can not reside together in a child of the Most High. Would you let it go, be healed of whatever ails you. Low self esteem, dissatisfaction, disappointment, rejection, whatever! Please let it go, let Christ embrace you.

Find yourself in the Lord and begin to enjoy what He has already given you. Stop looking for trouble when you should be celebrating. You cannot handle trouble! It is not palatable at all!

Recline and enjoy the grace of God freely given to you. Confess and forsake all unrighteousness, live for Christ and receive peace like a river in your soul. May the Lord be gracious to you and bless you more and more in Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom!!