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The Companion! His Spirit!

“If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you.

This Friend is the Spirit of Truth. The godless world can’t take him in because it doesn’t have eyes to see him, doesn’t know what to look for. But you know him already because he has been staying with you, and will even be in you!

“I will not leave you orphaned. I’m coming back. In just a little while the world will no longer see me, but you’re going to see me because I am alive and you’re about to come alive. At that moment you will know absolutely that I’m in my Father, and you’re in me, and I’m in you.

“The person who knows my commandments and keeps them, that’s who loves me.

And the person who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and make myself plain to him.”
John 14:15‭-‬21 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/jhn.14.15-21.MSG

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Discernment! Two Way Mirror!

The gift of discernment does not only tell you about truth and lies, it also tells you about situations unfolding before you, or about people, what they are saying, the lie and acts put out, versus who they really are. Their motives!

Discernment may be a burden if handled by self! It is a gift of the spirit and should be treated as such.

Discernment also checks the discerning, it reveals to you your own motives, errors or what not. This helps you to treat your own illness – remove the log from your own eyes, and to be understanding, forgiving and less critical of others.

However, being able to smell a lie, see, hear and discern duplicity and inauthenticity a mile away, will alter your action and reaction to a situation. You can see the game playing right before your eyes. It may become difficult to keep a straight face and allow the Spirit to work it out! Ask for grace here!

Jesus Christ knew Judas was a thief, yet He put him in charge of the ministry’s finance. Jesus knew he will betray him, yet he kept him close – John 12:5-6, John 13:28-29, Luke 22:3

If you and I hear what is not spoken, see what is invisible, like an X-ray eye, will we be able to look people in the face? Look at ourselves?

I guess not! Purge, therefore, the evil from within and among you says the Lord!

We all, therefore, need to cultivate the presence of the Holy Spirit, to help us in the renewing of our minds.

May the fire of the Holy Spirit purify our hearts, body, and soul! Only then can we really be a living sacrifice unto the Lord our God.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

When The Fire Falls!

Fire fire fire, fire fall on me. Like the day of Pentecost, fire fall on me!

What exactly can you expect when you #letthefirefall? What is the fire we are talking about? This is the fire of the Holy Spirit, the consuming fire, the wisdom of God, the purifier, the tester, revealer of truth, and much more!

When this fire falls on you, you will never be the same again. Your eyes of understanding will be enlightened –  Ephesians 1:17-18. You will know the truth and it shall set you free from every form of bondage – John 8:31-32.

love in the fire of GodCome prepared to be set ablaze, reenergized, reinvigorated, restored, renew, rebirthed, recreated, made new, on June 8th, 2018, 7pm, at The International Convention Center to experience The Fire like never before. Come and have your heart circumcised for your dominion mandate. 

See you there!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

True Friends Are Rare! None Like Mine!

The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit -1 Corinthians 2:14.

Radiant Glory Of Love

True friends are rare! I mean the kind of friend that let you know when you act like a jerk. A friend that knows you more than yourself. How possible is one to know another more than themselves you may ask. Friends, praise you, support you, defend, encourage, comfort, and just love you and want you to be happy.

However, there is a limit to what even the closest, kind, faithful, and loyal friends can be to you at every stage of life. The best of us are prone to error, that is just who we are, our perfection is in Him alone.

TruthI want to talk about a special friend and confidant that I have. He is the truest of them all, constant, steady, faithful, loyal, dependable, reliable, true and loving. 

My special friend does not mince words with me. He tells me things as it is. He has never betrayed me except to…

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True Friends Are Rare! None Like Mine!

True friends are rare! I mean the kind of friend that let you know when you act like a jerk. A friend that knows you more than yourself. How possible is one to know another more than themselves you may ask. Friends, praise you, support you, defend, encourage, comfort, and just love you and want you to be happy.

However, there is a limit to what even the closest, kind, faithful, and loyal friends can be to you at every stage of life. The best of us are prone to error, that is just who we are, our perfection is in Him alone.

TruthI want to talk about a special friend and confidant that I have. He is the truest of them all, constant, steady, faithful, loyal, dependable, reliable, true and loving. 

My special friend does not mince words with me. He tells me things as it is. He has never betrayed me except to myself, taking my lies and revealing the truth of it to me -convicting me thereby. Never demanding except to request I be the best I can be, to do unto others as I would like it to be done to me.

My friend act as a sounding board to me sometimes, like when I say something not too nice and I hear it played back. You know what friends? We all have some friends that will nod at every word, agree with any idea just to be in our life. Not this my very special friend and I am grateful for having Him in my life.

My special friend is the Holy Spirit. He let me know that it is Him that has kept my secret secret, so that I do not go around telling tales and reveal others secrets.

My friend let me know when my criticism deviate from constructive to destructive due to my own jealous and envious heart. When the discussion moves from the subject – topic of discussion to the object – the person.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit shall guide you into all truth. John 16:12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

Do you have this friend in your life? A true friend that will let you know you have deviated from the path of truth, living in error, and show you a way back into the light of God’s countenance. True friend that will direct your path and safeguard you in treacherous terrain. A true friend that stir you to do the right thing amidst contrary opinion, a true friend guarded by truth, love, compassion, justice, and a sound mind.

be led by the spirit

It was this friend that instructed Abigail to make haste to appease David – 1 Samuel 25, directed Tamar to take Judah’s seal, its cord, and his staff – Genesis 38. It was this friend that helped Ruth though in pain, sorrow of heart, to see Naomi’s loss and pain and,  decide to accompany her on a journey to a strange land – Ruth 1. It was this friend, unseen, but His presence was felt powerfully, he guarded Rehab’s heart aright to help the spies – Joshua 2. 

Do you have this friend in your life? You must be born again to have this special friend. You must accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, forsake all your evil ways, confess Jesus as Lord and cultivate the presence of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth. No better friend than Him!!!!!!

The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit -1  Corinthians 2:14.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

 

Truth! Holy Spirit!

 

Acts 4:32 Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in  common. 33 And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. 34 Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, 35 and laid them at the apostles’ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had ne!ed. 36 And Joses, who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement), a Levite of the country of Cyprus,37 having land, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

truthActs 5: 1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet.But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself?While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”

Reading the Acts of the Apostles makes you to wonder if the gospel that was preached and lived by then is what is been preached now! The disciples were not set against each other to spy, monitor and gather evidence yet Peter knew what was agreed upon. There was no need for the Holy Spirit was made manifest, He was real as Christ was to Peter!!!!! You would wonder why was there so much result then and there seems to be explainable result now?  We’ve gone lukewarm I guess! Why was it a death sentence to lie back then and now it has become a virtue so to speak? The fire on our hearts have gone cold. Oh Friends, let us fan it back. We must not go cold. Arise, shake off weariness and praise God. Ask God for help.

The Holy Spirit was manifest then and it is still very active today, and will be until our Savior comes back for the Church without spot or wrinkle. Yet, it is very easy for us to lie straight faced now and feel no qualms. Revelation 21:8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Our Father In heaven, please pour out your Holy Spirit afresh on us. May the fire on the altar of our hearts be rekindled, may we hunger and thirst after righteousness like the apostles of old. We ask for fresh oil Lord. Fill us afresh with your Holy Spirit in Jesus mighty name we pray.

Shalom! Shalom!

Collaboration – Body of Christ

Judges 1:1-3 (NIV)

Israel Fights the Remaining Canaanites

Unity - One indivisible body of Christ

Unity – One indivisible body of Christ

1 After the death of Joshua, the Israelite asked the Lord, “Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Canaanites?”2 The Lord answered, “Judah shall go up; I have given the land into their hands.”3 The men of Judah then said to the Simeonites their fellow Israelite, “Come up with us into the territory allotted to us, to fight against the Canaanites. We in turn will go with you into yours.” So the Simeonites went with them.

Friends, the Scripture clearly stated that Christ is the head of the Church and we – all believers is the body and that we can not function effectively and efficiently separately and apart from each other.

Ephesians 4:25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. Also Ephesians 5:30 “ for we are members of his body“.

1 Corinthians 12:12-end “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body ……., Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. ……………..On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are not presentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

Where am I going with all this you might ask? Joshua in Judges 1:2 chose Judah to go in first to possess the inheritance God had given them. Judah asked the Simeonites, his brother to go with them to drive out the Canaanites occupying their allotment and in return, Judah will go with the Simeonites to possess their possession. We can see here partnership among brethren. They had great success and each was no less better.They achieved their goals faster and better.

Brethren, I mean Christ redeemed, heaven bound, conscious believers(many are still in a daze, bewitched by the world), intuitively aware of the times and season we are in, like the children of Issachar. Now is the time to collaborate in / with the work of the Kingdom, we cannot be effective and efficient in Kingdom work as much as when we come together as one indivisible body united by the Holy Spirit for spiritual reawakening, to awaken the slumbering and prepare the way for the return of the Messiah, the Eternal King of Glory.

There is a cloud of witness watching our every move, waiting for us to get it. Yes, get it. As parts, here and there working on our own with limited power and result at best, however, when we unite with one purpose and agenda, the Holy Spirit that baptized us into one body will come mightily and empower us, the body  to do great exploit. Its been a long time coming, the Holy Spirit is here to baptize us, empower us to do his bidding. Just imagine the upper room experience with Peter happening in every neighborhood Church and house fellowships! We will take the world by surprise. This is only achievable by uniting and working together in Spirit and in truth, not sabotaging the gospel nor looking down on the part that we perceive to be unimportant and therefor irrelevant.

Remember, the scripture says in 1 Corinthians 1:27-31 “but God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him. 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”

We indeed care, protect and honor that part of our body that is not presentable more than any other part of our body. Now is the time to seek out and court those whom we perceive to be inconsequential, yes, seek them out to prepare for transformation that will soon step unto the world stage, it’s already happening.  The insignificant, relegated will soon step to the world stage. God uses the base things of this world, he chose David to kill Goliath, Deborah to deliver a whole nation, and a wedding mishap to launch the ministry of his dear son Jesus Christ.

Let us come together in unity of purpose, love, respect and trust, the wise and the seemingly unwise, rich and seemingly poor, the Kingdom of God need us all to put our hands on deck and work for our God, the Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Only wise God, to whom be all glory, honor, and adoration world without end. Amen