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True Ambassadors! Integrity!

Acts 1:8  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

According to Luke, this is Jesus’s last word to his disciple, and to you and I. Jesus is saying even now that when the Holy Spirit comes upon us that we will be witnesses in our locale and to the ends of the earth.

integrityIs this true of us believers today? Are we truly Christ Jesus ambassadors? Are we truly representing Jesus to the unsaved, lost, weary, discouraged, downtrodden? Is your answer in the affirmative? I guess not! You and I know that the Word of God is powerful and able to transform lives. We know how to wedge the word to dislodge everything contrary to Christ Jesus, however, it seem the world is not changing, our society, community, families and lives are still what it used to be. We have not changed! We lack integrity! 

Integrity! It means saying something, meaning it, and doing it. Integrity refers to your actions matching your words. Many times we say one thing and act another thing. This makes us not to be taken seriously. We are prone to speak from two sides of our mouth, I mean we say something and actually mean another. We have become two-faced! This need to change for us to impact our world effectively and efficiently for the Lord.

integrity when no one sees

As a parent, you ought to know by now, and as a friend, colleague, part of a group, you must know by now that when someone lack integrity, those in contact with you take your words with a pinch of salt, for it is just mere words. You do not inspire the best in others around you if your words mean nothing to them.

The Word itself carries depth of meaning and powerful by itself, however coming from you, hmmm, may connote a different meaning because your actions do not often match your words. All this is seen and heard clearly!

As a child, my dad very often will come with the driver, a chauffeur to pick us up after school. Dad will always have one stop or another to make along the way home. We lived about 40kms from our school, in the outskirt of our city. Dad will always want to see one or other of his relations, friends and acquaintances on the way. Dad will say, ” children, I will be back in a minute or two, and be gone for half hour. We were an okay family, so most times there is always refreshment in the vehicle with us. There was always a cooler with Maltina and a bag with Nasco biscuit to snack on, but we want to go home and play or something. You know children! We were typical children, restless when in one place.

postsAfter a while, we stopped believing dad’s 1 to 5 means just that. We were actually surprised one day when dad took just about 5 minutes or less. We clapped when he joined us in the vehicle.

Most of you must have been in that situation. You can relate to this scenario right? My children these days ask, “are we just going home after church or do you want to stop by the groceries or something mummy?” Can we just go home please?! “You can do that on your way from work tomorrow mummy!” Guess I took after my dad eh. 🙂

actionsWhere am I going with this? As a bible believer who desires to be a true ambassador of Christ, we must endeavor to match our words with our actions! If we say ABC, then we must act ABC! We must not say ABC, and act DEFG.

We must start living the word, not just saying it, preaching it, shouting it at the top of our lungs. We must be living it day in day out. The Word is powerful by itself! It can really change lives, transform minds and heart! Why don’t we allow it to transform us, renew our minds, so we can truly say something, mean it, and back it up with our actions.

There are too many professing Christ, but very few Christ redeemed, ambassadors of faith. We can all turn a new leaf today. Jesus Christ is able to transform you and I!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

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Intimacy! He Knows You!All Nation!

Nothing is as soothing and calming to your soul as a being than to know that you are known, inside out and loved all the same. Your imperfection, weaknesses, inadequacies, all your shortcomings and much more is what qualifies you to be who you are! If you are without all those squirms, you actually are not qualified for a touch from him, Christ Jesus. 

textgram_1536146280321811886.pngChrist came for the lost sheep of the house of Israel first, he gave the command to take away all squirms. Matthew 10: 5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.

Last Testament – Christ Jesus also said in Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 1Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Friends, He knows you! Jesus knows you deeply! He knows all about you and factored you in before the foundation of the world was made. In all ramification, you are washed cleaned by his blood! You are made whole and complete in Christ – Colossians 2:10 

Are you a Jew or a Gentile? All nation are called, all with physical, emotional, mental, relational and all sort of infirmities are called! This is the gospel!

Those that know this must proclaim so that those others will hear and come! John 10:14 I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also.

Psalms 139:1 You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

A Call Out! Repent?

It is a pity that the Leadership in “Churches” of this age do not see the handwriting on the wall. Like the days of Martin Luther and the then Catholic Church, the masses, though ignorant are been awakened! The Spirit man is being enlightened! The Truth is made known by the Holy Spirit poured out in these last days!

We must study history to understand the present, and prepare for the future! The Spirit of man once awakened will not go to sleep, this we all must acknowledge and adjust ourselves to!

Change is coming! Change is here! If the present day “Saints” do not repent and amend these evil ways, God’s elect prepared and immersed in “water” are about to rise up like a mighty flood! A call out to “The Establishment”! A call? A warning? Take it as you may!

Repent of your evil ways ‘cos God will require of you and I, recompense for the distortion of The Truth that are leading many into damnation!

A word for the discerning! Open your heart and hear what the Spirit is saying!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

The Exclusivity Of Religion!

The exclusivity of religion!!

“We Christians need to apologize to the world for the way we’ve treated it”
This is profound!

Before you close your mind to all reason friends, please listen to this man’s case for Christ Jesus as the Way, the truth, and life!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Watch “RT Kendall Respect the Anointing” on YouTube

When it comes to the anointing, play it safe. What do you mean you may ask. Every born again person is the Israel of God, joint heir with Christ, either they have the office or not!!!

David was anointed yet was pursued by King Saul, the anointed of God, yet David sinned not against the Lord’s anointed!

Have regard for every child of God, actually, every human, for you do not know who is backing them!

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When it comes to the anointing, play it safe. What do you mean you may ask. Every born again person is the Israel of God, joint heir with Christ, either they have the office or not!!!

David was anointed yet was pursued by King Saul, the anointed of God, yet David sinned not against the Lord’s anointed!

Have regard for every child of God, actually, every human, for you do not know who is backing them!

Trust me, it will save us from presumptuous sin.
Lord God Almighty, have mercy on me and my friends. Forgive us for disrespecting the anointing on your anointed, and within us. Help us to be conscious of who’s we are, and who lives within us at all times in Christ Jesus mighty name. Amen

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Test Every Spirit!

dont-believe-every-spiritWhen seeking the face of God, we must be expectant, discerning, and cautious.  We must weigh what we receive with the Word of God. 

As we seek for God’s face for power, the power of the Holy Spirit to work in us, we must be aware of the devices of Satan, for he will come with counterfeit. He tried it with our Lord Jesus Christ – Matthew 4:8-11.  

Satan asked Christ Jesus to bow before him. Satan being the ruler of the darkness of this world hold sway over the world. Had Christ, God forbid bowed, He would have still worked works, but not by the Spirit of God.

We must be discerning this season, watch and pray that we are not deceived!

Our Father in heaven, we come before you by the blood of Jesus, we praise and adore you, thank you for saving us. Father we ask that the power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead will manifest in us to destroy every works of Satan within and without in Jesus mighty name. We ask that we will not be deceived, that we will not fall into error in the name of your dear son, Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Neglecting Need! In Totality!

Nehemiah 10:37 “Moreover, we will bring to the storerooms of the house of our God, to the priests, the first of our ground meal, of our grain offerings, of the fruit of all our trees and of our new wine and olive oil. And we will bring a tithe of our crops to the Levites, for it is the Levites who collect the tithes in all the towns where we work. 38 A priest descended from Aaron is to accompany the Levites when they receive the tithes, and the Levites are to bring a tenth of the tithes up to the house of our God, to the storerooms of the treasury. 39 The people of Israel, including the Levites, are to bring their contributions of grain, new wine and olive oil to the storerooms, where the articles for the sanctuary and for the ministering priests, the gatekeepers and the musicians are also kept. “We will not neglect the house of our God.”

“WE WILL NOT NEGLECT THE HOUSE OF OUR GOD”  There is no shortage of sermons about tithing, first fruits, and offerings, so I will not belabor you with it friends.  The message, or rather the question that has been gnawing at me considering what I have seen, heard, and read lately is “Are there still Prophet like Elijah? Are there?

neglecting the house of God

Are there still men and women after God’s heart like David, Deborah and Esther who said in Esther 4:16 “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”

b4390a5a-5388-4622-bc32-7f44c3e65a13Do we still have men like Elijah who called down fire upon the Prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18:16-45. 

“We will not neglect the house of our God”  The house of God is neglected when evil is perpetrated in our midst and we turn our eyes away. We neglect the house of God when, truth, justice, compassion, love, and kindness has taken the backseat in our services, offerings, and daily living – Christlike living. 

We rob God when we shortchange what is due, the right thing, for what is convenient for us to the detriment of another and God’s Kingdom. God is looking for men and women, you and I to strip off our camouflage, stop deceiving each other and start living right, SEEKING FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS wholeheartedly, and not our own kingdom on earth.  

1 Corinthians 3:10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care.11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 

Hmmm! Friends your work and mine, can it, will it pass the test? Lord have mercy on us we plead!

14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames. 16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.

That brother you are cheating, the organization and business partner you are defrauding, and the employee you refuse to pay their wages, yes! These are all God’s temple and should not be neglected.

18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”; 20 and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” 21 So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours,22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.

Lord raise up Elijahs in this generation, men and women after your heart, to build up your Kingdom, your body, and temple, rid your sanctuary of pest and parasite – the prophets of “Baal” operating in disguise in the temple . Please count us worthy to be one of such Lord. Clothe us in your power and grace in, and enable us Lord to care for your house in Spirit and in truth with love.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Disaster Strikes, Difficulty, Pain And Loss Ensue! Yet God Is In The Midst?Yes!!!

Reading Ezekiel 35 and 36 a couple of days ago revealed to me that when disaster strikes, difficulty, pain and loss ensue, it does not negate the fact that the Almighty God is not aware or absent from the equation- Ezekiel 35:10.  

Just to weighing in on the “fracas” finger pointing, accusations, condemnation and all sort following the painful disaster as a result of hurricane Harvey. The expectations of many were left unfulfilled. Many that ought to respond immediately to comfort and help did not and emotions went haywire.

Things happened unexpectedly sometimes and it reveals the difference between what we say and what we do. No one is immune to error, and each and everyone will bear the brunt of their errors. However, we need to be careful not to get to the point of sinning against God in the process of highlighting those errors. There is a fine line, thread carefully!

Friends, be very careful of who you make jest of. Be cautious when you treat another with disdain. Restrain yourself from looking at someone going through difficulty and laughing them to scorn. You may be inviting the wrath of God upon yourself and all that is yours.

Ezekiel 35:5  “‘Because you harbored an ancient hostility and delivered the Israelites over to the sword at the time of their calamity, the time their punishment reached its climax, therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord,…………Then you will know that I am the Lord10 “‘Because you have said, “These two nations and countries will be ours and we will take possession of them,” even though I the Lord was there,11 therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I will treat you in accordance with the anger and jealousy you showed in your hatred of them and I will make myself known among them when I judge you. 12 Then you will know that I the Lord have heard all the contemptible things you have said against the mountains of Israel. You said, “They have been laid waste and have been given over to us to devour.” 13 You boasted against me and spoke against me without restraint, and I heard it. …….15 Because you rejoiced when the inheritance of Israel became desolate, that is how I will treat you. ……. Then they will know that I am the Lord.’”

All you brethren in the habit of taking advantage of those in one predicament or another, heed this warning. These may be serving their punishment now, and it does not give you the right to poke fun at them. Remember David and Shimel in 2 Samuel 16;5-13. Don’t bring wrath of God upon your own heads. Pastors jubilation over the failure of another Pastor, Christians of one denomination laughing at another denominations pitfall take heed!! Sisters and brothers, take heed lest the Lord turns against you!!!

Ezekiel 36:1  “Son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say, ‘Mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord. This is what the Sovereign Lord says: The enemy said of you, “Aha! The ancient heights have become our possession.”’ Therefore prophesy and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Because they ravaged and crushed you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations and the object of people’s malicious talk and slander, therefore, mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign Lord: This is what the Sovereign Lord says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys, to the desolate ruins and the deserted towns that have been plundered and ridiculed by the rest of the nations around you— ……..“‘But you, mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit for my people Israel, for they will soon come home. I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown, 10 and I will cause many people to live on you—yes, all of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. 11 I will increase the number of people and animals living on you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before. Then you will know that I am the Lord. 12 I will cause people, my people Israel, to live on you. They will possess you, and you will be their inheritance; 

Lord Almighty, you are a merciful God, showing mercy upon who you will show mercy. Lord be merciful to your people in Houston and her surrounding. Heal every broken heart, every heart questioning you because of the devastation of this “harvey” disaster. On behalf of myself and my friends, Lord I ask for mercy! Father, forgive us of all sins in Jesus name. Cleanse us all of unrighteousness in our thoughts, words, actions, and inaction, in what we have done, and what we have failed to do. Redirect our hearts to trust you even in the midst of pain and heartbreak and help us to love you and love others as our-self in Christ Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!