Posted by: admin in: ● August 11, 2014
We are living in a generation that does not invest much in freebies. Times without number, I have seen advertisement of products on television that seems too good to be true. Almost everything that seems free and sounds free ends up with strings attached. Hidden surprises and agendas are an everyday occurrence in this fast world. Many people have lost money and inheritances to some too good to believe ideas. Ponzi schemes have also destroyed lives of innocent people and ruined many more, leaving them devastated and despondent. Real estate went through a season of bubble bursting in America, leaving so many people homeless and helpless. This is the evidence of a universe that is fast becoming devious and uncaring.
The book of 1Corinthians 13:13, tells us that love is the fuel that can keep us running in this race of life. It is pure and untainted. Love does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness but rejoices when right and truth prevail. (1Cor 13:6) It will then not be an understatement to categorize people who perpetrate such heinous acts as those who have not yet been baptized unto love. They have not encountered love as a person; they are yet to have a personal relationship with God who is the embodiment of love
Now let’s come back to the issue of freebies; are there still free things that are precious, even more precious than diamond or gold? What gift can anybody desire most that is free and can never be purchased with money or any other equivalent? I believe that can only be the gift of life; It is the pure and eternal gift that Jesus offered to all who thirst for that which money cannot buy. Christ the King said “Come! and let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported and strengthened;] and who ever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of life without cost [Isaiah 55:1]”
What love is greater than this one, that the son of God has bestowed upon us. It is free; at no cost. He says “Have all of me; I am all yours.” When we drink from the well of life, (Jesus) we will never thirst again. In Christ, the spring of life, we are nourished with heavenly nutrients that prepare us for a good marathon. We will run and never be weary, even walk and never faint. Today we can make that choice, to accept the offer that the King is extending to us. It sounds too good to be true; but it is true, because it comes from the mouth of God. It is nothing but the absolute truth.
Posted by: admin in: ● July 17, 2014
It is interesting to know that the words we use daily, can build or destroy us. We are living in an environment where words are tossed around like a sprinkle of salt which gives a meal the necessary flavor. Curse words, derogatory words, limiting and hurtful words sum up the totality of what we become. Energy and vibrations come with every utterance; creating a monster or a saint, hell or heaven. As we use words like “Can’t”, “Sick and Tired”, “Hanging on”, “Loser”, and many more that become embedded in our being like plaque stuck on a tooth, we are far removed from the perfect will of God. Through incessant use of negative words, the modern man has become limited in many ways.
In the very beginning was the Word, that Word was God and the Word was the essence of His total being. The heavenly Father created everything that He made with the Word. He spoke and all things were established. That Word was life and nothing could destroy it. Through Christ Jesus we have all inherited that life; He died, rose and made each one of us His perfect dwelling place. How then can we re-write our stories? You may like to check out these suggestions.
1. You are a creator.
2. The word you speak is life.
3. Vibrations and energy come with every word.
4. You are creating every time you speak.
5. Think before you speak.
6. Resist every word that devalues your essence.
7. Do not allow others to create a mess around you with their words.
8. Speak words of encouragement into your life daily.
9. Look at yourself in the mirror and declare that you are beautiful, smart, unlimited, and able.
10 You are re- writing your life story already.
Posted by: admin in: ● June 30, 2014
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. – Revelation 3:20
To Whom It May Concern:
I heard you are considering a new manager in your life. I would like to apply for the job. I believe I am the qualified candidate.
I created the heavens and the earth. I AM. I am the only one that has ever done this job successfully. I was the first manager of human beings. In fact, I made them. So, naturally, I know how humanity works, and what is best to get people back into proper working condition. It will be like having the manufacturer as your personal mechanic. If this is your first time considering Me, I would like to point out that the blood of My Son, Jesus, on the cross of Calvary has already paid my salary. What I need from you is the acknowledgment that the price is sufficient to pay for all of your sins, and then your independence from Me.
I need you to believe this in your heart and to tell somebody else about your decision with your mouth. The next thing I ask is the right to change and fix your life, so you can learn how to stay close to Me. I will make some major changes and revisions. They are not for you to worry about.
I need your permission to execute these changes:
- My way and in My time.
- I will change your desires and give you the strength to make the changes.
- Please keep YOUR hands out of the way. I won’t require assistance.our full commitment and cooperation. If you give me those, the process can go smoothly, without delays.
Posted by: admin in: ● June 6, 2014
GOD IS NEVER LATE
King James Version (KJV)
Posted by: admin in: ● June 2, 2014
Guest Writer: Wemi Opakunle
Whenever someone is giving me a pep talk, they often say “it’s all about the big picture, keep your eye on the prize”. I also often hear “in the end, these difficult moments won’t matter.” As an individual who looks at life as an incredibly intricate puzzle, I can’t help but think about how misleading and false these seemingly harmless words of encouragement are. I constantly find myself asking “What if it really isn’t about the big picture or the prize at the end of the race for that matter?”
If you’re a puzzle lover or have ever had the pleasure of working on a puzzle with family or friends, you know that the beginning of putting a puzzle together is the hardest part. That moment when you dump all the pieces on the table is usually one filled with a little anxiety and maybe even some doubt as to how you’re going to get the mess in front of you to look like the perfect picture on the box.
Slowly but surely, you start somewhere. You rummage through the mess and you find the pieces that fit. Sometimes you jam certain pieces together but realize they don’t work, so you try again. Depending on how complicated the puzzle is, you may leave and come back to it when you’re ready. You scratch your head a few times and other times, you really just want to pull your hair out. You search for lost pieces. In fact, it seems like you’re always searching for lost pieces. There are times when you almost give up but you trudge on. When a piece fits another perfectly, you jump and scream for joy.
Throughout the process of putting the entire puzzle together, you have as many moments of frustration, impatience and anger as you have elation, joy and excitement. You realize that every single piece serves a purpose and every single piece holds equal weight. The piece in the center is just as important as that on the end and so your search for each piece means that much more. As you put the last piece in and look at your completed work of art, you sigh and appreciate its beauty. What you appreciate more however, is what it took to create that masterpiece. Every step of the journey was worth it.
Life, is a beautiful, intricate and challenging puzzle. What you’ll find at the end of the journey is that although you’ve reached your destination, it wasn’t ever about the destination to begin with. It was all about how you got there. The “how” is what shaped you, molded you and freed you. You are who you are, ready to take on the next puzzle because of the “how”. So next time someone tells you that “it’s all about about the big picture,” remember that it’s actually about those tiny moments and puzzle pieces. The big picture would be nothing without them.
Posted by: admin in: ● May 10, 2014
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. (William Makepeace Thackeray)
The history of mankind is never complete without mothers who are specially created by God to support (strengthen, encourage) their male counterparts. The creator of the universe knew that one person could chase a thousand whilst two would be able to confront ten thousand; The power of two (agreement) cannot be faulted in any way. Jehovah created a help meet for man so that both could tend and prosper in the garden of the Lord (Eden). “And the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone, I will make him an help meet for him” (Genesis 2 :18). Mother Eve, was uniquely created and endowed with character traits that would complement and enhance Father Adam. A bigger assignment given to women is that of nurturing life, women carry the seed till it becomes the fruit of life and even after this they continue to watch over the harvest till they finish their earthly race.The divine, incorruptible image of the woman is that of love, care and dedication; that is the reason they are blessed with exceptional wisdom and intuition!
I can never forget a story my mother told me years ago, she had just given birth to a beautiful baby girl in a cultural society where a male child was celebrated and a female considered second best. Her spirit was troubled, she loved her baby, but thought it could have been the other way around, a male child would be a bigger honor for her. The turning point in her life was the visit of her elderly uncle, a Bishop of the Episcopal church; the man of God looked intently at my mother and said “You have given birth to a nation.” I still confess this prophetic utterance daily. I call myself, a mother of nations and a grandmother of generations. I am proud to be a woman, it’s a great call and a wonderful appointment. Every time I hear the word “Mom” a shiver goes through me, I recognize the call to duty. From fixing buttons on a shirt to fixing a quick meal or encouraging somebody, I am able to do all things through Christ that strengths me. (Philippians 4:13) I salute all women and wish them many more glorious years in the land of the living. Happy mother’s day!
Posted by: admin in: ● April 30, 2014
I recently spoke about sometimes questioning the purpose of many of the moments (both good and bad) that we experience in life. It’s not unusual that we find ourselves asking “what does it all mean?”. This week I’d like to focus on the moments or experiences that repeat themselves over and over again in our lives. If you find yourself in recurring situations, it may be time to start asking, “why?”.
Things don’t just happen at random. Life experiences are meant to teach us something about ourselves, to grow us and to mature us. We do not get to move on to the next chapter until we’ve finished this chapter’s lesson and passed the test at the end.
Whenever I talk to someone who says, “I’m not sure why I attract bad guys” or “People always treat me badly”, the first thing that I suggest is to look within. The interesting thing is that it’s usually not about other people. It’s about what’s happening within the self. You can’t ever change someone else. The only person you can change is you and that goes for your habits, perceptions and actions. When you fix what’s broken on the inside, your outside situations start to mirror and reflect that perfection.
It’s important to be aware at all times of what your soul is trying to perfect. All you have to do is pay attention and be present to what’s happening around you. If you find yourself constantly being bullied, it could be the God’s way of teaching you to stand up for yourself and trust me, the situation will keep popping up until you take control, find some inner strength and stand up for yourself. If you find yourself constantly in bad relationships, then maybe it’s a challenge to start recognizing your worth and realize that you deserve so much more.
Like I said, nothing happens to us in this journey by accident and nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.
Here’s to a week of awareness and change.
Posted by: admin in: ● April 19, 2014
King James Version (KJV)
3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? 4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. 5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. 6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. 7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. 8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.
The above passage is so surreal that its gives me goose bumps every time I read it! What an experience, and what an evidence of the power of the son of God over life and death. At that moment the mountain standing between mankind and salvation was suddenly found to have disappeared into the sea of forgetfulness. To the amazement of the visitors the envisaged impossibility of rolling away the heavy stone from the sepulcher suddenly became a none issue; they had entered into a new dimension of experiencing the mystery of their new victory over the heavy burden of sin, sickness and death which had hitherto put them in bondage.
The first word spoken to them by the angel of God was “Be not affrighted”. Another victory was there and then established. The women came with great fear of the guards and greater fear of the heavy stone covering the sepulcher, they were oblivious of a mission already accomplished in heaven; Jesus Christ the crucified son of God was already risen far above the imaginations and machinations of the rulers of this world.
History was changed as all things became new and old things passed away. A new dispensation was released in heaven as the angels heralded the victory of man over the accuser of brethren. Satan had been defeated to raise it’s ugly head no more! The status of man also became elevated as he rose with Christ from the corruption of spiritual death; the sting of death had been removed forever.
The women were promptly encouraged by the angel of God, not to focus on the crucifixion but the glorification of the son of God, since the battle was already over and they were a new generation of conquerors; No more weeping, no more sorrow, no more pain. The next mandate given to the women was to spread the good news across the alleys, valleys and upon the mountains. The disciples, apostles, gentiles and Jesus’s accusers must hear the astounding news of His resurrection which must be celebrated on earth as it was being celebrated in heaven.
The graves poured out their contents as they could contain them no more and all things that were dead received the new spirit of life in Christ Jesus. Mankind became translated from the kingdom of darkness into the eternal light of Christ Jesus; with the power to rise up with wings as the eagles; they were now to run and not be weary, walk and not be fainted. They were given the liberty to be above always and never be beneath, from generation to generation.
How does this chronicle of events apply to us? It is all about an inheritance bequeathed to us; it is a beautiful inheritance which has made us priests and kings. We are no more slaves, the blood of Jesus was used as a ransom to set us free from everything that does not come into alignment with the true nature of God. Through Christ Jesus we received a rebirth and a brand new nature. We are now victors and not victims. It’s a new dawn and a new season; it calls for great celebration. Happy Easter!
Posted by: admin in: ● April 3, 2014
The greatest miracles on earth are results of “out of nowhere,” in fact mighty men and women of substance and valor have many times sprung out of nowhere. The Bible is also full of celebrities that came out of nowhere. Samuel the young lad came from obscurity to take up the mantle of the prophet of Israel, from his arrogant mentor, Eli. David the shepherd boy came out of the bush where he was tendering his father’s sheep to be announced and nominated as king over Israel. Joseph the dreamer, the son of Jacob came from the pit to the prison and right into the palace of Pharaoh as the minister for finance, food and agriculture. His promotion took effect in a foreign land. The peasant girl, Mary came from the land of nowhere to become the mother of Jesus Christ, the son of God. Esther the Jewish slave girl unexpectedly ascended to the throne of King Ahasuerus of the Persian Kingdom as a wife and queen.
In modern day history, great people like Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama and many more have defied odds, and now have their names written in the annals of history. What do these people have in common? They were divinely chosen and positioned because God saw something worthwhile in them; he found solid ground he could build on. Our heavenly Father is always looking for whom to send on a mission. How do we qualify for nomination and what qualifies us? God is always looking for virtues like sincerity, boldness, commitment, faith, humility, love and compassion. He is enthused by our passion to serve humanity (selfless service), Moses, David, Esther, Joseph, and such others were all compassionate and this made them candidates of God’s choice. Anybody who has a yearning heart to serve others is a possible nominee for God’s promotion. God sees the heart of all people. He is the judge of every intention and rewards those who love him and diligently seek to serve Him. He is still looking for candidates, are you eligible? If you desire to be his appointed ambassador, please humble yourself, upon your knees with your hands raised, declare that you are totally under his divine leadership and control.