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The Delivery!

To be an effective and efficient messenger you must really be willing and ready to take the “hard road” regardless of your personal conviction. The hard road here refers to obeying and carrying out instruction as specified promptly and to the letter. It is hard if you are a logical person who questions everything. I always examine things to “see for myself”, that is to be convinced beyond reasonable doubt that it makes sense.

Though a lot of times things do not make sense, however, if God says it, so be it. David at a point was told to listen to the sound of matching on a mulberry tree. What does that mean? How can soldiers match on a tree, no matter how big the tree is, men are not meant to walk on trees. Well, that is the instruction given in 1 Chronicles 14:15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.

Neither should water placed in jars turn into wine. John 2:7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

Many a time also emotions get in the way of our being effective and efficient as messengers. Love also plays a part in our delivery also. Lack of love is what makes people withhold life-altering information from a potential beneficiary. Lack of love, insecurity, greed, and much more will make us to know a remedy for someone’s ailment and not tell them, or see disaster looming without warning!

Jonah was such! He felt that the people of Nineveh do not deserve to be pardoned. He was actually looking forward to witnessing their calamity. Jonah 4:5 So Jonah went out of the city and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.

The love of God in our heart will help us to deliver messages effectively and efficiently with the help of the Holy Spirit of course.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

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A Way To Live!

It has been a challenge to declutter my mind lately! Many times I am not even aware that I have junks all over the place! It only surfaces when the sanitation inspector in the person of the Holy Spirit walks through my mind and heart.

I wonder if my mind is different from my heart! Can someone explain please, cos lately my heart seems to be playing tricks on my mind! Hmm! That’s food for thought! Will come back to that sometime!

I found out that a lot of stuff that I thought I threw out a long time ago were sitting on the chest covered by dust. Alas, having been preoccupied gave me a sense of wellness until the dust was lifted!

Okay, what am I saying here? A while back someone threatened what was dear to my heart. Overtime, with the help of the Holy Spirit, I healed and moved on thinking all was and is well.

At a point it seem what transpired never did. You know when there’s an open sore, it’s painful and leaves a scar right. When it’s totally healed the scar would still remain as a reminder of the sore and it’s circumstances. The scar miraculously disappeared I believed for the longest time! Until..

Until I saw similar circumstances center stage before my eyes. The dust rapidly lifted revealing the old wound and kazoom, the old scar appeared!

I revisited the scene and dwelt there until it dawn on me! Is it really worth It? Especially when the circumstances is unchanged? Should I let the inconsiderate action of another steal my joy? The words of Paul in the book of Philippians reflects an attitude, a way of life that will, regardless of the restrictions placed on our liberty, keep our joy intact. To borrow from Chuck Swindoll’s Laugh Again : What A Way To Live!

Maintain your joy by weighing the importance of what is, with regard to your core,your purpose,and goal. Is it really worth your trouble?

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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Caution With Words! Vow!

Proverb 6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

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Ecclesiastes 5 Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God and be more ready to hear than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words. When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that, thou shouldest vow and not pay.

Proverb 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise. 20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

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Friends, do not be hasty in speaking before the Lord! The wise must exercise restraint when speaking before the Lord who is Mighty. An audience with a King, an MP, Minister, or even The Press warrant tasting our words before we spit it out, how much more before a Mighty God. The book of Proverbs warns many a time that fools are snared by the words of their mouth.

Proverb 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. 12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. 13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.14 Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

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The awareness of who you are, who’s you are, who lives in you, and who you are standing before should caution your incessant outburst.

Matthew 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. 33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words, thou shalt be condemned.

Do not be rash before the Lord! If this has been your pattern, repent today! The words that go out must find a resting place – Judges 11!!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Appreciate & Embrace Love

It takes sadness to know what happiness is

It takes rejection to know what acceptance is

It takes poverty to know what it means to be rich

It takes loss to appreciate what you had

It takes oppression and bondage to appreciate freedom

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If you have never been betrayed, I doubt if you’ll understand loyalty

If your heart had never been broken, shattered in many places

I doubt if you’ll if you can understand genuine love

Unconditional, constant, pure, and faithful love

I beseech you, folks, to seek love, the love of the Father

More than any human love

Human love is at best unstable

Dependent on your participation and cooperation

The love of Christ is sacrificial, it took him to the Cross

No human will sacrifice his life for you

Nor his or her convenience, ambition and what not!

Embrace the love of Christ Jesus today!

It is constant, unchanging, unconditional, pure, true, reliable, faithful

It is dependable, stable, unwavering, everlasting, and freely given

Accept, receive, take hold of it today

Never let go!!!!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Maturity Makes A Model!

Philippians 3:15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained. (Let us live by the truth we already know)

17 Join together in following my example, (Pauls) brothers and sisters, and just as you have the apostles us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do (authentic believers).18 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

When you mature in your faith, living the Word, without any false righteousness, you will inadvertently become a role model. Others will see your authenticity, weakness, faith, vulnerability and all without guile.

The world needs more of such!  

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Maturing! Feed Nutritiously!

Ephesians 4:7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.” (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 11 So Christ himself gave US the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 Why? to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 

authentic worship14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, Only then will we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

AmosWhatever that is done in Christ’s name without truth, nothing but the truth will benefit none. We all need to transcend “do as I say, not as I do”!

To impact our world we need to be true, be vulnerably true, authentic, and comfortable in our own authenticity. Only then can we have an impact!

The world is looking at us and seeing duplicity! Our speech is not backed by the corresponding action! They can see through our presentation! Oh Lord have mercy!

Friends, let us be true to ourselves, Christ word will transform us from within to be what we are supposed to be! A change agent, as in when we behold him, 2 Corinthians 3: 18 ….with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!