Are You Alive? Reflecting Christ?

What are you known for? What reputation do you have? Whatever reputation you might have, whatever you are known for, if you are asleep spiritually, you are dead.

You might have been a believer, a priest, pastor or what not for 40years, if you are insensitive to the need of the souls around you, the need of salvation and care which invariably is the desires of God, you are but a dead corpse. Jesus Christ was very much in touch with reality, He was intune with the spiritual and physical need of the people all through scriptures.

God is calling us all to wake up from our selfish ambitions to the need of the greater good! Just think for yourself for once, examine yourself, do you see Christ in yourself? Any of Christ person reflecting in your character?

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I mean, are you a kind person, generous, empathetic, selfless, truthful, humble, passionate about making sure others are comfortable and cared for? Or is it all about you wielding control over, and dominating others?

The message for you and I is “Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. Revelation 3:3″ We must shake ourselves loose from the sin that easily beset us. We must strengthen, fan up the flame of the Holy Ghost within. For our hearts is becoming seared. Hearts are dying while still breathing! I can’t begin to mention things, acts, that some believers engage in! Even unbelievers are too principled to go that low!

These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God.3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. 4 Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels. 6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Revelation 3: 1-6

You and I must not step into a new decade with old beliefs, ideas, and behaviors that has not served us well with the things that are of eternal value. They might have obtained for us admiration, accolades, and recognition, some $$ in our personal accounts etc. But all these! Do they have eternal worth?

You know yourself that, it is only that which is done for others on behalf of God Almighty that has significance!

Therefore, we must uproot, and overhaul every limiting beliefs and way of life! We must take hold of truth, love, and humility for this next phase/decade! It will serve us more!

Shalom!

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The Right Thing!

We must continuously strive to do what is right. We know it already, we should do it then by grace!

We often know what we are doing wrong, but because we seem to have been getting away with it all this while, we continue therein.

We must however, remember that the Lords long suffering is for our repentance. 2 Peter 3:15

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!

Do Not Fake It

Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

Yet the Lord is merciful! The person that will not receive forgiveness is that one that refuses to repent and turn away from evil ways.

Is the Lord Jesus, pleasing him first place in your heart? You may have slipped! Like the prodigal, you can go home today, daddy is waiting with open arms. Yes, Jesus’s blood paved the way!

Pretending to still get things together without the inward witness of the Holy Spirit will only land one deeper into mire. Yet Christ Jesus is only a call away! I mean, why don’t you just quit faking it? Jesus cares!!!!

Get acquainted or reacquainted with The Word of God. It fails not! Never! Let the fire of the Holy Spirit ignite your Spirit and transform thee!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Dedication And Re-dedication! Are You In?

The invitation has been sent. Have you received yours, my friends? Here it is!

Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Don’t tell me you don’t have any burdens for that would be a lie! Yes, and that my friend is a burden! Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. There is need to dedicate your life to Jesus Christ this moment.

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Are you in the faith? There is a need for the rededication of our lives to the Lord. 2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified.   Now I pray to God that you do no evil, not that we should appear approved, but that you should do what is honorable, though we may seem disqualified. For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. 

Matthew 28:16 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

My First Love! 

“” I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; ” and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not been weary. “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. “Remember therefore from where you have fallen;  repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place – unless you repent.”” Revelations 2- 5

Dear Lord, do not remove my lampstand! Let me always be in your presence. Forgive me Lord of the errors of my ways! Do not cut me off with the wicked. Open my heart to love as at the beginning.

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Let the light of your countenance seek me out and lead me back to my first love! You, Oh Lord, you are my hiding place, my refuge from the storm, my joy and hope, you are my first love Lord. It is in you that I live, breath and have my being.  You are my all in all!
Friends, will you repent today of all your sins? The sins that easily beset us. May we not be deceived by the deceitfulness of sin. May all distraction be put into perspective so we may see the wiles of the wicked and wage war accordingly.  

Oh Lord be merciful unto us and help us to do the first work, to love you whole heartedly and love our neighbors as ourself. Reconcile our confusion! Give us clarity! 

Lord, we want to operate from a place of love always, help us! Our spirit is willing, but our flesh is weak! Give us your strength Lord Jesus. 

You said your strength is made perfect in our weakness – 2 Corinthians 12:9, this Lord we believe, and are grateful. We take up your strength today, to do the needful, so the expected mayest manifest! 

We will do the first work by your grace Lord! Thank you for giving us another chance! Be magnified Oh Lord!

Repent today of your evil ways! The patience of God worketh Salvation 2 Peter 3:15

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Depart From The Futile Works of The Flesh!

When misfortune strikes an individual, or a collective, we often attribute it to their sin. It is assumed, albeit, subtly, that they may have a secret sin bringing evil their way.  The Lord said this is not so. May we be shielded from all evil. As the mountain surround Jerusalem, Lord surround us now and forever. Psalms 125:2. We trust in you Lord, therefor, we are are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever-  Psalms 125:1.

Luke 13:1 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

Jesus repeatedly warns in the paragraph above, “unless you repent, you too will all perish.” He went on to tell of the fig tree that was not bearing fruit. This is to teach us that God’s patience is meant to work out repentance in us 2 Peter 3:15.

Luke 13:6 Then he told this parable: A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’ “‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’

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The patience of God with us is to bring us to the place of seeing ourselves through Christ. To see how unfit we are for the assignment we are created for and to seek for the guidance of the Holy Spirit to purge us so we may begin to bear the fruit of repentance.

Lord God Almighty, you are faithful and merciful, abounding in grace, be gracious unto us. Forgive us Oh Lord of all our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Help us Lord to depart, to forsake the futile works of the flesh. Enable us to be spiritually minded that your grace upon us may not be in vain. We honor and praise you Lord for speedy answers to our petition in Jesus mighty name we pray. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Good Decision! Repentance!

 

Jeremiah 4:1 “If you will return, O Israel,” says the Lord“Return to Me; and if you will put away your abominations out of My sight, Then you shall not be moved. And you shall swear, ‘The Lord lives,’ In truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; the nations shall bless themselves in Him, and in Him they shall glory.”

 

LysaJames 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

15 Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.

Father in Jesus Christ Mighty Name, may I begin to make one decision after another that will bring me closer to you. I want to draw near to you more than before. Help me that I might see wondrous things in your law. Give sight to my eyes, quicken my heart after you more and more. Cleanse thou me from all filthiness in Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom! Shalom!

 

Are You Saved! By Grace or Works?

SalvationLuke 4:18 &19

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, and recovery of sight for the blind,to set the oppressed free,19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor”

As my Lord declared these words over two thousand years ago, so do I declare today. The spirit of the living God has and is indeed risen on me. I bring you good tidings of repentance, salvation and hope of eternal life in Jesus Christ.

You see friends, I have been saved and preserved for a time like this. The world as we know it is full of wickedness and our Lord being merciful has saved you and I and preserved us to do his work on earth. We were saved for a purpose, to bring the good tidings of salvation and thereby depopulate the kingdom of darkness Matthew 28:18. This world is full of darkness and the love of many saints have indeed waxed cold. We have become self seeking and lost sight of the purpose for which we have been saved, called, chosen and commission. Neither cold nor warm.

We are to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything the Lord Jesus had commanded us. He did not just send us but also gave us power to trample upon every works of wickedness, not only that but assured us of His companionship for eternity.

Is every member of our families saved? How about our community, city, state and so on. Do we care enough to stand in the gap for them? Our husbands, wives, children, parent, uncles, aunts, friends, acquaintances, colleagues and so on. We have been charged to make disciples of all nations and starting from where we are I believe is a good idea. Charity begins at home. Is all in our congregation, Churches born again? Have we even bothered to inquire of the Lord and stand in the gap for spiritual awakening in our Churches. It is time we stop playing Church and pray the kingdom of God on earth.

Jesus is with us folks and has empowered us to do that which is of his great pleasure. For everyone reading this blog, would you take a moment to examine your ways. Do you have a relationship with the Lord Jesus? Are you crucified with Christ? Are you seeking first the kingdom of God on earth? Are you eternity bound?

It does not really matter if you believe in eternity or not! Friends, eternity is real and only those that have been washed in the blood of the lamb and are living for Christ will be there. We are saved by grace not by works less any one should boast. You cannot do anything to earn eternity. Human righteousness is like filthy rags before the Most High God. The only way is through faith in the birth and death of Jesus Christ John 14:6. He came and died to reconcile humanity with God. Can you picture it? Every single one of us beings were born in sin and therefor alienated from our maker John 3:16. Jesus Christ came and died in our place to redeem us and reconcile us back to God. There is no other way by which we can be saved except by the appropriation of the precious blood of Jesus Christ.

Therefore, let us come to God through the blood of Jesus Christ. Let us humbly ask for forgiveness and forsake all sins that easily besets us and live in sync with heaven. Let us today confess the Lordship of Jesus over our life and seek His kingdom on earth.

Jesus loves you so much this I know. It does not matter where you have been, what you have done. Are you ready this moment to be true to yourself? Then come to the Everlasting Father through Jesus Christ his son. He is waiting to receive you into the kingdom of His dear son.

Embrace life and live. Accept Jesus today as your Lord and Savior. Read John 1:12, John 8:11, John 1:29 John 6:37

Temple of God – Our Bodies

Sexual Immorality

Repent! Repent! It is not too late! Do it now!
Repent! Repent! It is not too late! Do it now!

1 Corinthians 6:12 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 16 Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” 17 But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.

18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

The society has degenerated to the lowest level of perversion so much that children as young as 3,4 years old are going to be / already taught the intricacy of sex. A whole nation eradicating the first institution ordained by God on the basis of individual rights! What will become of the natural state of being? Where is the world headed?

Destruction! if we all do not repent and forsake every form of ungodliness. Righteousness exalt a nation and sin is a reproach. Let me bring this home. We that are named by God as His own, are we living by example? Are we secretly living in sin and probably doing worst?  Repent today!

We need to seek for forgiveness now for every atrocities in our society and stand guard against every devices of the crafty to infiltrate the body of Christ. It’s seeping in gradually. The Church is in the world but not of the world. It is high time we take our rightful place by preparing ourselves to be filled to overflowing with the power of the Holy Spirit. The world has been deceived by immorality,materialism and much more. Will we still be standing when our Lord comes? Will I? Will you?

Please friends, watch and pray! We get tempted here and there, sex is all around us beckoning us to take just a sip of its poison, that’s what it is. Its a temporary satisfaction and afterwards, dissatisfaction, which out weighs satisfaction and causes lingering regret.

Lord please help my friends and I to never forget that you live in our bodies and so therefore keep it clean of all filthiness in our thoughts and actions. Lord, may we be smart enough to know what triggers the inherent sinfulness in all humans and avoid it. May your Holy Spirit guide and guard us that we might not sin against you. For if any man thinks he stand, let him watch less he falls. We want to live holy Lord, please help us to be sensitive to your spirit so we might not be deceived by the deceitfulness of sin. We pray and receive grace in Christ Jesus name. Amen