May 11

What Do You Know About God?

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In an age of distressing crises and sundry pressures of life, many people are often hesitant in relating with strangers. Some even adopt the extreme position of showing suspicion towards those they do not know.

 

In fact, conventional wisdom tells us that the more aware and acquainted you are with a person, the more likely you are able to relate well to him. It follows then that spiritually speaking, the reason many people do not have a flourishing relationship with God is because they really do not know Him.

 

Bible writers were different. They knew only little about God, of course, for no one can ever successfully unravel all there is about the Almighty. Yet, they spoke about Him with so much reverence and awe.

 

The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted” (Psalm 47:9).

 

The Psalmist in the scripture above best illustrates this. In obvious wonderment, he urged all people to clap their hands, shout with the voice of triumph in praise and worship of the almighty God, the great King over all the earth.

 

He points out that God has power to subdue nations and peoples under Him; He desires to be praised, honoured and worshipped. He reigns and rules in holiness over both good and bad people.

 

He has power over all. No wonder the people who know Him, “even the people of the God of Abraham” unite in extolling His greatness and exalting His Name.

 

God, indeed, is so awesome; we can never capture all His essence in words. But this must not stop us from describing Him in glowing terms.

 

We should excitedly tell others about Him, especially what He has done for us, and what we know personally about this “God of Abraham”. And like Abraham, what we know about Him should make us obey Him without reservation.

 

This way, we can become, not just God’s children but His friends and spiritual inheritors of all the promises that He made to Abraham.

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you know God more, you’ll trust Him more.

 

 

 

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May 08

The Mystery Of True Wisdom

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Ordinarily, wisdom is defined as the ability to assess issues and situations correctly, following the best course of action on the basis of sound knowledge and understanding.

 

This is clearly different from the wisdom of the world, which seeks to measure all forms of wisdom merely on the basis of human knowledge, understanding and rationality.

 

“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory” (1 Corinthians 2:7,8).

 

The biblical concept of wisdom is quite different from the standard view which seeks to subject its understanding of wisdom to philosophical and rational thought in explaining the deep mysteries of human existence. This has been described variously in the Scriptures as the wisdom of this world, human wisdom, the wisdom of men, the wisdom of this age and God’s wisdom.

 

In our text above, Paul the apostle, in proffering answers to the questions of the Corinthian church, made it abundantly clear that there is a world of difference between biblical wisdom and the wisdom of the world. The first principle of biblical wisdom is that people should humble themselves before God in total obedience and reverential worship; and accept the message of the Cross as real and final.

 

Non-Christians do not see the gospel as the power of God unto salvation. One’s decision to follow the Lord seems to them foolish and silly.

 

No one can comprehend God but believers are given the spirit to understand God’s plans. The world still clings to the wisdom of this age which eliminates God from the realm of man. The wisdom of God is a mystery. He has chosen both base and foolish things to confound the worldly wise.

 

As you read this, the only true option open to you is to stop rationalizing the message of salvation, accept Christ and follow Him all the way. This is the only true type of wisdom that humanity needs today.

 

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: True wisdom enables fallen man to reconcile with his creator

 

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May 03

When God Fights For You

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There is so much truth in the saying that “if God is all you have, then you have got all you need.” This is because if we allow God have full control of our lives, He will manifest His power in every area of our needs.

 

“And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way that goeth up to Bethhoron, and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah” (Joshua 10:10).

 

Israel, on their way to the Promised Land under the leadership of Joshua, encountered many hostile nations. But they prevailed against all. News of their incredible victories made kings to panic.

 

Indeed, Gibeon, a great city of mighty men, found it expedient to submit to the superior power of Israel even under tough terms.

Adonizedec king of Jerusalem feared Israel and was incensed with Gibeon for submitting and signing a pact with them. Panic-stricken, he arranged a confederacy with four neighboring kings against Gibeon. Gibeon handed the battle to Israel who routed the confederacy of five Amorite kingdoms.

 

Notice how the event was captured in verse 10: “And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way that goeth up to Bethhoron, and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah.”

 

This string of victories did not come to Israel by dint of hard work or military might; God fought for them. As long as Israel was in good standing with Him, the Lord of hosts remained their Banner.

 

God still fights for His people. For those who through repentance and faith in Christ have submitted their lives to God, He is the Source of their victory. When God fights for you, no confederacy of demons or men can withstand you.

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A city set on a hill cannot be hid.

 

 

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Apr 28

The Servanthood And The Apostleship Of Appointed Ministers

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Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ…” Paul the apostle introduced himself both as a servant and an apostle. Formerly a blasphemer, an injurious person, a persecutor and chief of sinners whose sole aim was to destroy the churches, he heard the voice of the Lord on his way to Damascus to persecute the church there and became converted.

 

His conversion was significant in the Kingdom because he laboured much among the Gentile nations and raised other ministers for the Lord.

 

Genuine conversion will lead to true commitment.

 

Paul’s uncompromising conviction, his untiring commitment to God and the glorious gospel was an undeniable evidence of his conversion. Called and commissioned to preach the gospel he once opposed, he laboured more abundantly than those who were apostles before him.

 

Paul introduced himself as “a servant of God”. The word “servant” means a bond slave.

As a highly educated Jewish scholar, he knew that a servant or bond slave was the most servile person who willingly submitted to the will and rule of his master.

Paul accepted the authority and leadership above him. Now, he was a willing servant unto God. This means that he had no life of his own; he had no will of his own; he had no plan of his own; he had no purpose of his own.

 

Every thought, plan, act or relationship was subject to and under the control of his Master.

True believers have been bought with a price and are bond slaves of God. Paul the apostle also described himself as “an apostle of Jesus Christ”.

An apostle is a special messenger sent by a master of greater, divine authority with a specific message that can neither be changed nor modified.

The message or service appointed by the king was always greater than the life, security and convenience of his servants.

The apostles were aware of the compelling authority of the message entrusted to them to deliver to the world and to the Church.

Necessity was laid upon them to be committed and faithful to God even when they were hated and persecuted by the world.

 

Paul’s commitment and submission to the Lord was absolute, not gradual. Our commitment, devotion and dedication to the Lord must also be absolute.

Titus 1:1; 1 Corinthians 6:19,20; Exodus 21:2-6; Galatians 6:14-17; Romans 1:1; Galatians 1:1,10.

Apr 27

The Purposeful Commitment Of Divinely Appointed Ministers

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Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth … which is committed unto me.” Titus 1:1-4

 

The Lord calls and appoints ministers into ministry in the church to save souls, edify and mature converts, seek and restore backsliders, perfect the saints, encourage, equip and strengthen persecuted believers, minister to the needy and prepare His people for the rapture.

 

It is certain He will not appoint the blind to lead the blind, sinners to call other sinners to repentance, unconverted people to convert hypocrites, ignorant people to lead unbelievers to the Saviour, hirelings to shepherd His flock, hypocrites to proclaim His holiness and enemies of righteousness to be the ambassadors of His righteousness.

 

God cannot appoint a stranger to lead His people to the Promised Land, wolves in sheep’s clothing to watch over His flock, unclean spiritual lepers to serve as agents of cleansing, dogs to be the steward of holy things and swine to handle the pearls of the mystery of the Kingdom.

 

He appoints those who are saved to reach out to the unsaved, the sanctified to be His vessels of honour and the Spirit-filled to transmit His power through the gospel to the world.

 

God wants believers to understand their calling in Christ and purposefully commit themselves to fulfilling it.

 

Apostle Paul understood his calling as one appointed to preach, teach, evangelize, edify the body of Christ, and prepare the people for the Lord’s coming. And he did it faithfully.

I Pray the Lord give us His Grace to always go after the lost soul and convert them to the kingdom. Amen!

 

 

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Apr 26

Encounter With The Spirit Of Faith

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The spirit of faith is one of the components of the Holy spirit. The spirit of faith happened to be the master key to a world of unlimited possibilities. 2 Corinthians 4:13, Jude vs3, Hebrews 11:33,34

 

It is the spirit of faith that establishes our dominions on earth. “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” Ephesians 6:16 . It is the only way for our heaven on earth mandate can be a reality.

 

What Is Unique About The Spirit Of Faith?

 

  • The spirit of faith empowers us to believe all things. “so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets” Acts 24:14b. It takes the spirit of faith to believe all things. It is what you believe that you are empowered to become.
  • The spirit of fear cannot survive where spirit of faith is domicile. The testimony in the book of Hebrews chapter 11 is a testimony of spirit of faith in action.
  • The spirit of faith is a speaking spirit. “For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.” Matthew 10:20
  • It has a transferable virtue. There is a wide gap between a “word” of faith and the “spirit” of faith. “And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.” 2 Kings 2:15
  • The spirit of faith has no feelings.
  • It subdues the forces of darkness. What it says it never doubts cos it will come to pass.
  • It is an ever winning spirit. 1 John 5:3. No matter the fierce of the challenges we might be encountering, we must acknowledge the spirit of faith is an ever winning spirit.
  • It releases upon us the wisdom that passes all understanding. Hebrews 4:3,9-11.
  • It brings us to the realm of unexplainable rest. ‘The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” Exodus 14:14, Psalm 46:10. The state of rest here means, a state of signs and wonders.
  • The spirit of faith triggers the supernatural.

 

How To Encounter The Spirit Of Faith?

 

  1. There must be a desire and thirsty for it, before you can encounter it. “O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.” Psalm 63:1,2
  2. It is our strength and staff in the days of battle and trial.
  3. It puts you on top of all issues of life.
  4. It is a driving force “And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness” Mark 1:12

 

It is not enough to have the spirit of faith, but we have the responsibility to keep it alive always. By staying with the right word. you must feed it with the right word and by studying the word at all times.

You must feed it with the word or you quench it. Cos it draws its strength and energy from the word. It’s likened to a spiritual aircraft, it must be maintained or it will be granded. Leviticus 6:12,13.

 

You need the word everyday to keep the fire burning. “And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me” Ezekiel 2:2

 

Every encounter we have with the word of God will release His power upon our lives for triumph at all time. Jeremiah 33:20-25, Genesis 8:22, Deuteronomy 8:18

 

May God help us to acknowledge His spirit of faith and remain with the zeal it propels in Jesus name.

Amen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apr 25

Faith In God’s Spoken Word

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Faith is necessary, essential and indispensable to life – eternal life, abundant life, happy, healthy and holy life, fruitful and fulfilled life. Hebrews 11:3

Faith – true, vibrant, dynamic, positively productive faith – must be in the true and living God. Faith in dead gods and deceptive, impotent men is disappointing and damning.

 

Faith in self is deluding and destructive. Faith in man-made system and Satan’s falsehood is dangerous and deadly.

 

God, the true God, the living God, the eternal God, the mighty and powerful God, the faithful God, the unchanging and infallible God, the loving and caring God must be the object, foundation and focus of our faith.

 

This is the only true God, who “framed,” formed, made, created “the world” by His Word. The “things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

 

Man has to use material things, which already exist to make or manufacture new products. God created all things out of nothing. He is God of all power, of infinite ability.

 

God is who He is, whether we know Him or not. God can do all things; will do what He can do, whether we know it or not.

 

A father is who he is and can do whatever he can do, whether his child knows it or not.

Knowing what the father can do, who he is and what he is willing to do gives the child trust, confidence and peace of mind. Knowing who God is, what His power and authority can accomplish, what He has done and promised to do, how faithful, loving and caring He is grants His child trust, confidence and faith.

 

We have full assurance, firm confidence, unshakeable persuasion that our God will do all He said He will do.

 

Faith permits its possessor to rejoice in firm assurance while waiting for the accomplishment of the promise given by God. Knowing who God is, the believer is “fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He [is] able also to perform” (Romans 4:21).

 

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Apr 17

The Destiny Of False Prophets And Their Followers

God is no unrighteous Judge, neither is He a partial Judge.  Matthew 7:19,20
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If the man who sins and rejects forgiveness and salvation is judged, will the man who sins and makes many others hardened in
sin not be judged? Of course, he will!
If a thief who steals, all by himself is sentenced and punished, will another thief who does not only steal but trains others to steal be free from punishment? False prophets will appear before God on the final day to answer for the deeds they have done in the flesh.

FRIGHTENING DELUSION OF FOLLOWERS OF FALSE PROPHETS

 

 

Matthew 13:15; 23:15; Isaiah 30:8-13; Jeremiah 44:15-23; John 3:19,20
“Ye shall know them by their fruits. A corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. Neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”
The word fruit is used in Scripture in various ways. Children are referred to as fruits of their parents (Deuteronomy 28:4,11; 30:9; Psalms 127:3; 132:11). Converts and followers are also referred to as the fruit of preachers.
The followers of the false prophets are the fruit of their ministries. The effect of their message and ministry will be seen in the lives of their followers.
If the generality of their followers are nominal, sinful, carnal, covetous and blind to the truth of salvation and christian living, it is the result of what they receive from the false teachers.
The fruit of the false prophets, that is, their followers, gradually become committed, zealous, blinded, reprobate, fanatical and apostate. The influence of false prophets on their followers can become so strong until they harden their hearts, and permanently close their ears and eyes to the truth.
They often come under such strong delusion that they believe a lie and defend falsehood. The Pharisees and their followers (their “proselytes”) are an example of such strong delusion. Their followers became two-fold more children of hell than themselves. Though Christ did so many miracles to convince them of His divine credentials and authority, they rejected Him and opposed the saving truth He taught.
Those followers of the false prophets did not only reject Jesus Christ and His message, they resisted the Holy Ghost (Acts 7:51).
They made a deliberate choice not to retain God in their knowledge (Romans 1:28) and harden their hearts to the point of loving error and hating the truth. They turn away from sound doctrine and turn unto fables.
The paths of false prophets and their followers are very slippery; falling is easy but recovery is difficult, almost impossible. “Avoid them” (Romans 16:17,18).
Apr 16

Engaging The Power Of Faith For Fulfillment Of Prophecies

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Most often than not, we always wait on the Lord or keeps crying on what he has already commanded to be done. All he requires of us is to do what he had asked us to do, for what we are expecting to come to pass.

 

Everything commanded by God happens by the working of his hands. God speaks according to his unlimited resources, not to the current scarcity. 2 kings 7:17-20 For He speaks according to His integrity.

 

When he says a thing it must surely come to pass. 1 Kings 17:1-3, 8-14

 

As Christians we must have faith at all times ‘cos Faith is the master key to the world of possibilities. John 14:12, 6:26-28

 

It is by faith that we are grafted into God. What faith does is to graft us into God. This will let us partake of His divine nature. Romans 11:19-23

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What makes bible faith unique is that it turns trials into testimonies. Matt 9:27-29. God is turning the person reading this articles trials into testimonies, in Jesus name!

 

  • Bible faith is a driving force – moving force. If its not moving you, its not there. Mark 10:49, 1 Kings 8:15
  • Engage in faith driven action, 1 Samuel 2:3, 1:18
  • Faith is the master key to a world of settlements 1 Peters 5:8-10, Hebrews 4:3,9
  • Faith brings us into our realm of rests. Hebrews 4:9-11

 

What You Need To Do To Be Settled By God

  • We must be planted in the house of God. Psalms 132:13-15
  • We must choose to serve God 2Chronicles 15:12-15, Matthew 6:33
  • As may be prompted by the spirit we must rear an alter of settlements

 

May God give us the grace to be doers of His words, and the faith to strive till we obtain our everlasting settlements from the throne of grace.

Amen!!

 

 

 

 

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Apr 05

He Died That We Might Live!

Calvary Greetings Friends!
I just prepared this short piece to celebrate the joy of the season….What greater joy – That a man gave His life for you and I to live.

Let’s look briefly the first few verses in the book of Mark chapter 15. We understand here that life generally is filled with battles of envy and pull him down acts.

 

In our life’s we’ve had friends and relatives who are bent on pulling us down, like our saviour Jesus Christ they consulted and counciled against Him. He was bound and delivered to Pilate for no just cause (vs1)

 

What we must note is that as a believer we are bound to be confronted with baseless accusations, just to try our faith in God – like Jesus in verse 2-4 he answered nothing.

 

They rather prefer Barabbas a murderer in place of our saviour – vs 7

 

Our Lord was crucified unjustly so that you and I can have life in abundance… He swallowed death in victory.

Wheresoever you are reading this article from, I want to assure you that God is still in the business of changing lives and destinies. But you owe Him one thing – SALVATION

 

Salvation/holiness without which no man can see the Lord. Except a man is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Just know friend, that Jesus loves you and I – He dead that we might have life in abundance.

 

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