Tuesday, August 14, 2018
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 4:24
(24) God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
IN SPIRIT, IN TRUTH!
Grace be unto you!
The Spirit of God is a truthful spirit; therefore, he cannot and will not tolerate it when his children fabricate stories to deceive one another before him; you see! from generation to present times, some people have taken the delight in deceptions and have lied to God, their maker, sworn under the oath in the judicial system to speak the truth, nothing but the truth, yet has spoken deceptive stories to get themselves or others out of troubled times or sworn by the name of God, to falsely witnessed deceptions for or against one another.
The propensity of man to indulge in lies originated from the garden of Eden, the serpent deceived Eve, to partake of the forbidden fruit, she willfully corporated with the beast, convinced his partner Adam, who also ate the fruit, through their disobedience, sin entered into the world; nonetheless, when God, realized that they have erred through their sinful behaviors, questioned Adam of what had happened to them, Adam first lied, saying, the woman that you gave me to be with, she gave me the fruit to eat it, then the woman also said, the serpent deceived me and I eat it; cf. Genesis chapter 3; therefore, telling lies is in the nature of man, however, when Jesus Christ redeem us, he also gave us his true character to live in righteousness.
Secondly, Cain the son of Adam, argued on the field with his brother Abel, struck and killed him, yet when the LORD questioned him of Abel's whereabouts he also lied, saying, I know not, am I my brother's keeper? read Genesis chapter 4; there are many more narratives in the scriptures where others have lied to free themselves from facing the truth of matters; the point is, the spirit of God is truthful, if his spirit lives within us, then we can to be truthful as well; it is the choice that we make, either to allow the sinful natures of Adam and Eve the power to overshadow the spirit of God within us, to indulge in the habits of deceptions.
God is a Spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth; therefore, be a spiritual and truthful Christian, never fake anything before God and to the congregation in which you worship but be genuine in all your ways: I assume that you worship God on a regular basis, if so, keep at it, you will be rewarded accordingly; on the other side of the coin, if you believe in God, and in Jesus Christ, but have not yet gathered the courage to go to church; be encouraged today, to start visiting the churches in and around your vicinity, choose a church to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, worship him in the beauty of his holiness, cf. I Thessalonians 2:19; the joy of the Lord is your strength, have salvation, peace, and eternal life.
Beloved, what the motive behind your worshipping God? To worship him in spirit means, to yield your emotions and burdens completely to the Holy Spirit in the presence of the LORD, reverence and praise him wholeheartedly; therefore, if you have some burning desires upon your heart, the church is the best place for you; go! Jesus is waiting for you at the altar to set you free and give you your heart desires and rest in him forever and evermore. Come to Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour!
Continue ye in Love! Jesus is coming back again soon! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but the LORD weighted the spirits.
Monday, August 13, 2018
(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 5:9
(9) Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
PEACE BE WITH YOU!
Grace be unto you!
There is peace on earth, cf. John 14:27, yet many cries out to Jesus for peace to be established on earth; not realizing that there is one most important attribute to incorporate among ourselves in other for the peace that is already given to us on earth may take preeminence in every nation, household, thought processes and hearts.
Incredibly; every living soul has the nature of peace implanted within their innermost spirits before birth; if you ask, what is it? I know you are with me; it is the characteristics of love; you have it, I have it, and whether saved or unsaved, everyone has the spirit to love someone, even the animal species do possess this aspect, and it does not matter who you are or where you live; if you love one another as you love yourself, the true light of love will shine forth from within your inner spirits to illuminate the hearts of the people around you. and overflow into the world of darkness.
Fruit of thoughts, for instance, the moment a mother picks up a crying infant, suddenly, the baby stops crying, receives peace, but do you realize that something else manifested between them? That is, when the baby felt the warmth of the emotional love from the palms of the mother, peace intertwined with love, prevailed against sorrow, and they both become happy again; but bear with me though, was it because she picks up the crying baby, held him/her closer to her bosom that brought upon the peacefulness or something else happened emotionally between them? Surely, there was a friction, this friction is the impact of love, and love is the root of peace; therefore, live peaceably with all men. cf. Romans 12:18; if you love one another, peace will reign supreme on earth.
Beloved, there is peace already on earth, it is with us, within our spirits; to be able to incorporate it on earth, we must endeavor to love and accept people from all walk of life, think of ourselves as one gigantic family of God, our creator and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; as we live together, it is normal for family members to disagree on matters, however, you should never allow anger to prevail against your spirits to do evil works against others, understand one another's point of view, and lay aside your differences, racial and cultural barriers, the appointing of fingers; for blessed are the peacemakers, they are the children of the Highest God; my question to you is, are you a peacemaker? Ponder over it!.
Also, whenever you feel hurt by other people actions, reactions, and behaviors, be encouraged to do what Jesus will do, pray and forgive them, and understand the fact that they are also humans just as you, never hold grudges to contaminate your spirits, ruin your peace of mind, cf. Matthew 6:14; then, peace will reign supreme in your heart, shine forth into the world of darkness, affect positive changes in others.
Continue to Love one another as yourself! Jesus is coming back again soon! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Psalms 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 8:22
(22) But Jesus said unto him. Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.
THE DEAD VS. THE LIVING!
Grace be unto you!
Tell me, which of these two is important to you, the dead or the living? It is a pondering over point to perspectives; one thing for sure, there are a beginning and an end to every living on the earth; therefore, while you make merry on earth, think about what you do, how it will affect your afterlife, what is your point of view now, is the beginning of a life better than the end for you or vice versa?
It is the nature of man, to honor the dead than the living; case in point, assumable that there is a needy person at the street corner of your workplace, every morning you see his or her sorrowful face begging you for some pocket change for food, maybe, you paid attention to him or her for a couple of times and more, thereafter, you decided not to share your few dollars with this stranger anymore.
Therefore, the moment you get to that street corner, you look the other way, hurriedly walk away. or completely avoiding that left or right walkway; then one morning when you get to the scenario, there was a gathering around him or her; my question to you is, would you care enough that day to eagerly get closer to the multitude to find out what is happening to this beggar? Maybe you will care as much, to know about his or her situation, but what if it a sad situation and too late for you to do something about it? Hmm!
Today, if you know about someone that needs your assistance in any type of a situation in which you are able to help out, I encourage you to do what Jesus Christ would do, step up to the plate of love, with a compassionate smile on your face and a merciful heart, show kindness and offer the help that is needed; you will be surprised at the outcome, once you do the will of Christ; for there is joy in giving than receiving. cf. Acts 20:35; therefore, care about the souls that are living more than those who are dead, for the moment they die, there is nothing more or less that anyone can do to help bring them back to life again, but the grave's mouth is opened up wide to swallow their disintegrated bodies.
Consequently, I conclude that the living is more important than the dead: however, as humans, we tend to honor a lifeless corpse inside a coffin, than to care about a living soul: King Solomon wrote, For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope; for a living dog is better than a dead lion. ......read the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 9 verses 4 through 6; when Jesus was on earth, he called a disciple to come and follow him, the person said to him; "allow me to first to go and bury his Father, then I will come and follow you.", Jesus said unto to him; "Follow me and let the dead bury their dead."; cf. Matthew 8:21-22; therefore, if Jesus is calling you to come unto him, obey his voice, never make an excuse as to why you are not ready to follow him, it is a matter of your life versus the death things, think very deeply about your life, follow the right way, Jesus is the everlasting life.
Beloved, we know that Jesus cares about souls and that is the reason why he died, resurrected to redeem us; however, in reference to the above text; he was more concerned about the work of God, to save the living than to care about the dead, for it is too late for dead to be saved; also, this statement tells me that, if a person has not yet given his or her life to him, they are alive, but spiritually dead among the living, and to save a living soul is more important than spending time with a lifeless corpse: therefore, if you have heard about Jesus, but not yet surrendered your life to him, I encourage you, to think about your afterlife, make it a priority to come unto him as soon as possible, have salvation, free grace, hope and eternal life. Jesus loves you!
Continue to love one another! Jesus is coming back again soon! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 21:16 The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.