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Just Own Up! Woo Sing And The Mirror!

An ancient Chinese proverb says “The fire you kindle against another often burns you more than it will ever burn another. To keep your temper under control is the toughest kind of discipline it says.

This story goes thus. A boy named Woo Sing was on the field like all little boys playing. His father came home from a long trip while Woo Sing was not home, with a mirror. Woo had never seen a mirror in his life. This mirror was hung in the main room, and when Woo came home, he did not know what it was. He thought his father had brought home a boy just like him. A friend?

The thought made him happy as he took steps towards this other boy before him. Woo spoke to this boy but the boy did not answer. He smiled and waved and the boy did the same.

Woo stopped, deep in thought, does this boy not hear? Maybe, I should go closer. As Woo walked towards this boy, the strange boy walked towards him, mimicking his every move.

Woo Sing was livid with anger, “This boy mocks me; he does everything that I do.” The more Woo thought about this strange boy, the more irritated he became. He was so enraged that he took a long stride towards the boy and struck him, the boy in the mirror, ouch, Woo felt a searing pain and watched in shock as the boy in the mirror crumbled in pieces all over the floor. He ran to his father crying.

His father said to him, “The boy you saw was your own image.” This should teach you an important lesson, my son. Do not lose your temper with other people. What you see in them is in you! You struck the boy in the glass and hurt only yourself. And broke my mirror!

The moral of this story is that “In life when you strike without cause you will hurt yourself most of all”

2 Corinthians 13 asked us to5-9 Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourselves regular checkups. You need firsthand evidence, not mere hearsay, that Jesus Christ is in you. Test it out. If you fail the test, do something about it. I hope the test won’t show that we have failed. But if it comes to that, we’d rather the test showed our failure than yours. We’re rooting for the truth to win out in you. We couldn’t possibly do otherwise.

We don’t just put up with our limitations; we celebrate them, and then go on to celebrate every strength, every triumph of the truth in you. We pray hard that it will all come together in your lives.

10 I’m writing this to you now so that when I come I won’t have to say another word on the subject. The authority the Master gave me is for putting people together, not taking them apart. I want to get on with it, and not have to spend time on reprimands.

Just own up! Own up to your mistakes, your assumptions, and miscalculations! Own up to the fact that you do fall into errors like everyone else! Come off your high horse, my friend!

You reveal so much about your character, who you are in your core by the way you treat others, especially those you think are beneath your social class or are disadvantaged. Repent! 

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

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Restrained Hands! The Lord’s Mercy!

Nabal’s response of disgust towards David was deserving of commensurate action by David. Read 1 Samuel 25

However, David’s intention was more severe, though justified from many angle except the divine. Thank God for the quick intervention of Abigail, who the Lord used to restrain the hand of David from shedding innocent blood.

The Lord used Abigail, a human for David, I wonder who, or what the Lord uses presently to restrain His children from sinning? Abigail was like a conscience for David, a mirror reflecting his intention, a voice of reasoning. May the Lord place such along our path.

David could have resisted, ignoring the voice of reasoning, kill Abigail, and proceed to wipe out Nabal and all that is his,  however, he didn’t! And Abigail? She took her life in her hands just like Esther in Esther 4:16.

The Holy Spirit, the word of God and our moral compass tells us when we are doing something wrong. The question then is, are we listening?

The Lord has, and is sending whatever that needs to be sent, to restrain you and yours from damnation. Will you heed the call today? The call to yield your heart, and life unto the Lord.

It is by the mercies of God that you and I are not consumed – Lamentation 3:22-23. It is the hand of the Lord that has kept you and I from grievous sin.

It is God’s hand restraining the wicked one from making a shish kebab of us!

Yield your heart today! Tomorrow may be too late!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Deeds And Rewards!

Psalm 2:1-6 Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, 3 “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.” 4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. 5 He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, 6 “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”
Friends, some wicked and stubborn enemies of your soul, in my dailect – ogun aleni ma deyin, who has been pursuing you relentlessly will “meet with their Waterloo” this season in Christ Jesus Mighty Name. They’ve been at it for so long and are very confident that the Lord does not see, so he cannot do anything about it. Does he, who made the eyes not see? Or he who created the ears, not hear – Psalms 94:9?

2-thessalonian-1When king David took Uriah’s wife, laid with her, proceeded to set Uriah up, he meant to deceive him, the wickedness of man! The King suddenly developed fondness towards Uriah. He sent for him from the war front and ultimately set him up, sent him to die at the war front, all this while the Lord looked on- 2 Samuel 11. God in His mercy however, sent a prophet in 2 Samuel 12, Uriah’s life had already been cut short, his dreams died, and the king repented. We shall not die from the scheming of the wicked in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

King Ahab also was fixated on taking Naboth piece of land. It was the only property recorded for Naboth and it was his inheritance. Ahab, been the King of Israel had access to any land, choicest land in Israel, but Naboth’s inheritance. Well, with the aid of Jezebel and some “Knockheads” Naboth was killed and his inheritance stolen 1 kings 21:1-3. The Lord sent prophet Elijah to give a verdict which was fulfilled in an instance in 1 Kings 22:37-38. The Lord does see!!!!!!

What is all this about you might be thinking? You see friends, the enemy of our soul is Satan himself, however he makes use of some who have allowed themselves to be used of the devil. Some who have sold their souls as agent of the devil to trouble your life and mine. Those in covenant league with the devil that do not want your joy and mine to last. Those that have purposed in their heart that until they kill you, your joy, peace and progress like in Acts 23: 12 and 13 they will not eat. The Lord laughs at them.

Friends, the Lord our ” God is just ; He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and I. And he will give us relief 2 Thessalonians 1:6. As Joshua pronounced a curse in Joshua 6:26 and it was fulfilled in 1 kings 16:34. I declare in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, who by His mercy saved you and I friends. The wall of Jericho- the wall of reproach, poverty, sickness, sorrow, shame, lack, bondage, oppression etc that the Lord has broken down, whoever attempt to pull it up, build it up around you and I and all that concerns us shall do so at the cost of their first born child, and everything good they have, and at the cost of their own lives. For it is written, I will give lives for your lives – Isaiah 43:4. Whoever sit in the dark projecting evil towards the Lord’s anointed shall reap hundred folds speedily in the name of Jesus Christ.

By the power that raised Christ Jesus from the dead, whoever connive with the wicked to do you and I, our children, spouses, family harm, shall be swallowed up like Korah, Dathan and Abiram in Numbers 16 for they have rebelled against the Lord our God who’s we are.

Father, you are not for the death of a sinner but for the forgiveness of sin. We ask Lord, that the same mercy and grace you have shown to us be released upon the agents working against your plan and purpose for our lives. Let your love convict them of their sin and bring about repentance and a turning away from the path of destruction in Jesus mighty name Amen.

If they however are adamant as in Act of the Apostles 23, Lord the judgement due unto such, please measure it out in hundred folds upon them speedily in Jesus mighty name Amen.

Lord we thank you for your mercy and goodness towards us. We love and honor you Lord. Be magnified in our lives Lord. Let your kingdom come and your will be done in Christ Jesus Mighty Name.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!