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I Love You! Turn To Me!

Why will you not tell me you love me?

Why are you holding back from me?

Can’t you see how deeply I love you?

You have kept me at arms length all these years!

You have been doing all you can to make me change my mind.

It is too late!!!!!

My love!! There is nothing you can do to change my mind about you.

I love you with an everlasting love, don’t you know?

I came because of you. Yes, I did!!

Loving you wasn’t easy darling one!!

Loving you came with a price.

It was a costly price, very costly.

Yet, I was willing to pay!

You were that important and still is.

Absolutely important and cherished.

If I had to do it again, I would for you!

Yes, I would, but there is no need for it anymore.

The price of loving you had to be paid with the very essence of my being love.

My life had to be laid down for you once and for all.

Will you turn aside, glance my way, reach out, to touch me.

See the spot where I was nailed

My life blood gushing out

To cleanse you and make you whole

Feel my side love.

The last drop of blood was for you

It is still available even now

Come to me, let us be one with The Father

I love you

Me

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Pray For Your Enemies – Matthew 5:44

Having the Lord as our refuge is the only way as a Christian, that our peace can be sustained in any and every circumstances. In 1 Samuel 21 onward, David kept running from King Saul, who was pursuing his life for no just cause. David however, had an opportunity in 1 Samuel 24 to kill Saul but he refrain from it and instead cut off a corner of Saul’s robe.

David felt bad, his conscience stricken, for having cut of a piece of the King’s robe. This is someone making life miserable for David, seeking his life. You will wonder what kind of heart David has!! He had a heart after God 1 Samuel 13:14. David, I believe was empathetic, he knew the Kind was been fed with lies and he had compassion for the King. He wondered why the King should be listening to the sycophants all around him.

1 Samuel 24:9 He said to Saul, “Why do you listen when men say,David is bent on harming you’? 10 This day you have seen with your own eyes how the Lord delivered you into my hands in the cave. Some urged me to kill you, but I spared you; I said, ‘I will not lay my hand on my lord, because he is the Lord’s anointed.’ 11 See, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. See that there is nothing in my hand to indicate that I am guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life. 

Friends, we as believers have to learn to sieve information, solicited and unsolicited from every quarter with the word of God. Our biases and insecurities sometimes gives us the propensity to accept what in most cases are not true about others. We need to understand that many will falsify and cook up things to create acrimony for their own selfish gain. Be watchful of tale bearers!!!!

For the peace of God to reign in your heart, you must obey the command to love God and your neighbor as yourself. This is what will help you to look at the pursuer of your life with love and hand them over to their maker to deal with them as He deems fit. You just do your part of loving and praying for them. Oh yes! Pray for your enemies!!! Matthew 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Gods Anointed!!!Love!

Romans 13:9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

john-donne-fear-god (1)Love for God, for yourself and for your neighbor, plus most importantly the fear of God will keep you from harm’s way. In 1 Samuel 24:1- end. David had an opportunity which he failed to utilise. Why? You might ask! He feared the Lord more than the desire to see God’s promises fulfilled in His life. David knew God was more than able to fulfill His divine plan in his life and thus did not take matters into his own hands to avenge himself.

1 Samuel 24:4 Then the men of David said to him. ” This is the day of which the Lord said to you. ” Behold, I will deliver your enemy into your hand, that you may do to hims as it seems good to you'” And David arose and secretly cut off a corner of Saul’s robe. 5 Now it happened afterward that David’s heart troubled him because he had cut Saul’s robe. 6 And he said to his men, “The Lord Forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the Lord’s anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.”So David restrained his servants with these words, and did not allow them to rise against Saul. And Saul got up from the cave and went on his way.

The fear of God and love in his heart prevented David from avenging himself which would have cost him dearly. You see my friends, God’s word is ever true and sure. 1 Chronicles 16:21- 23 He permitted no man to do them wrong; Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes,
22 Saying,Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm. The Lord repeated this also in Psalms 105:14 He permitted no one to do them wrong; Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes, 15 Saying,Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm.” It is written in the scriptures also, that once has he spoken, twice have I heard that power belongs to God. When God then speaks twice, you would do yourself a favor to hear a thousand times. “Do not touch my anointed ones, and do my prophets no harm sayest the Lord of Host!!!!!!

Who then is God’s anointed? Pastors, Evangelist, the Pharisees and Sadducees of old? Not at all friends! God’s anointed were the children of Israel, the seeds of Abraham His friend, God’s chosen ones, His special people, you and I, either you are a Pastor, missionary, Bishop or gatekeeper, once you are born again, redeemed by God’s only begotten son Jesus Christ blood, you are God’s anointed. David was a shepherd boy been groomed to sit on the throne just as Saul was anointed as King over Israel. Do you get it friends? You and I are anointed regardless of your status presently. Do yourself a favor and start seeing every Christ beloved as anointed and treated likewise. It will make a lot of difference in the way you live your Christian life, working out your salvation with fear and trembling, pleasing God all the way to eternity.

Lord I pray for my friends and I in Jesus name to see each other through your eyes. To love, cherish and honor your grace in each others lives as we journey together fulfilling your purpose. Lord, may we not sin against you in our thoughts, words and action towards each other. May we Lord not be a stumbling block on each others path. May we not as a result of discernment use that which is to edify as a tool of wickedness. May we not capitalise on each other’s weakness even as we take up your strength. May we not stretch forth our hands to hurt or harm each other in Christ Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Stay blessed in His Will!!

Shalom!!!!

 

To Whom Much Is Given…….!

Luke 12: 47 NKJV And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.

Luke 12:47 NIV 47 “The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows.48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

kindnessFriends, you and I have received so much from the Lord! Yes, we have! We have received unconditional love, our sins have been forgiven, we have been transformed by the renewal of our minds, we have been empowered to fulfill our God given destiny, and much more. Oh, you are thinking about the other important but small stuff eh! Those will follow suite my friend. Remember, Luke 12:31 “seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and every other thing shall be added unto you” You will be clothed in fine linen, you shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, there will be peace in our homes, there shall be unity and harmony in our gatherings, our barns shall be full, the dew of heaven shall fall upon us and much more in Jesus name guaranteed.

What then is required of Us all? What does the Lord require of US but to love God with all our hearts and love others as ourselves. Matthew 22:37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

How then do we show that we love God but to love others as ourselves. If I love you then I will not act in anyway to hurt you my friends. I will not backbite or sow seed of destruction in your life, I will not take anything that belongs to you, I will not eat your food though I am hungry, I will not cause you to stumble, I will be at peace with you as long as it depends on me right?. We have received much, we must give also. We have been forgiven so much, we should also forgive anyone and everyone that has sinned against us.

Friends, since we know about the love of God which has been shared amongst us but fail to live a life of love then the bible says we will be beaten with many blows. If you know the right thing to do and doeth it not that is sin. Let us not take the love of God for granted as liberty to continue in sin which is disobedience.

That gift God gave you is for the good of others and His kingdom, are you fully applying it? That need that you know about and can meet yet you ignore is blatant disobedience. God is watching! He sees what no other man sees. You know what is required of you and I my friends, please let us all endeavour to apply ourself to life with love of God and others.

Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be thy name, Lord we pray that you will help us to love you more. Help us to look past the faults we see in others to love them as you love us. Help us dear Lord to be an extension of your grace to everyone in our lives presently and in future. Let your light shine through us Lord for the world to see in Jesus mighty name. Amen

 

You Are Willing and Obedient?

obeyNo one is righteous, no, not one. I am saved by grace, faith in the birth,death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He died so that I might live. Nothing qualifies me to be His except his blood shed at Calvary. I could never attain holiness by myself except by the righteousness of Jesus and the enablement of the Holy Spirit.

Thank you Lord for loving me. Thank you for taking this vessel, washing it clean of all filthiness and filling it with your Holy Spirit and glorifying your name thereby. Our God can and will use any vessel to accomplish his good purposes. He used murderer like, Moses and Saul turned Paul, murderer and adulterer like David, Hagar, Tamar and so many others.

Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. 19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land….  Our loving Everlasting Father has made provision for us all for forgiveness, cleansing and sanctification through the blood of Jesus Christ.

The requirement to been filled and used is ” if you are willing and obedient” God will fill any vessel that has set himself/herself aside for his purpose and He will fill you up to overflowing with his Holy Spirit.

Will you yield yourself today friends to be filled up to live a victorious life and do exploit. We can yet have victory in all facet of life, it is attainable with the Lord. Yield your heart today and watch the Lord transform it.

Stay in Christ presence, stay focused and be sensitive to the move of the Holy Spirit.