Thursday, March 31, 2016
(KJV.) ST LUKE 24:46-48
(46) And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
(47) And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
(48) And ye are witnesses of these things.
ARE YOU SURE?
Brethren, when our Father proclaims his words, it is done!; though events surrounding the birth, ministry, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior are recorded in the New Testament books of the bible, from creation of the world to life everlasting, beginning of the books of Genesis to Revelations, Jesus is the subject matter, the promise and the fulfilment of the scriptures.
For example, in the beginning, Jesus was the word spoken to create all things of heaven and earth, per St. John 1:1-4: the word became flesh, born of Virgin Mary, (Matthew 1:16); King David wrote about him in the book of Psalms 72; 110:1; also, in Psalm 118:22, Jesus was referred to as the stone which the builders refused that became the head stone of the corner; to fulfill the scriptures, Jesus came on earth, ministered kingdom words, at the end of his assignment on earth, suffered for our iniquities, died on the cross, but rose up again from the tomb, fulfilled all things, written down in the law of Moses, spoken by the prophets and in the book of the psalms: therefore, Jesus is in the center of all creation, what can we do without him?; nothing, absolutely nothing!; let us not get confused with who he is to humanity, but rather embrace him as the light among the darkness of this world, if he is the light of the world, and he lives within our innermost spirits, we are lights of this world as well, and no darkness can ever overshadow any light, when lights comes into a room, darkness must disappear into the oblivion; as lights of this world, let us fuel our lights with daily readings of his words, pray to strengthen ourselves against pestering spirits, shine our lights with love of our Father, be compassionate and walk in victory through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forevermore.
Jesus has risen from the dead, appeared to his disciples, ate meat before them to prove that he was not a spirit but spiritual in human form; despite that, he endeavored, explained reasons why things happened in such manners to fulfill the scriptures entirely regarding him; said unto them, "Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem."; therefore, there is no doubt about his ministry, sufferings, death and resurrection, all things were within the parameters of our Father, to redeem humanity from bondage of iniquities, without animal blood sacrifices for atonement of sins, and to eliminate priesthood intermediaries, replaced them with the crossover blood of Jesus Christ; therefore, no human authority has power to kill the one and only begotten Son of the Most High Father; especially, a Son who was the word spoken to create all things of heaven, earth and the universe of glory; therefore, if we live in Jesus, his spirits lives within our innermost spirits, no one can pester with our souls, without our Father's permissions; if Jesus allows negativities into our lives, there are reasons behind our predicaments; therefore, let us not worry ourselves during difficult times, pray, trust in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, that all things will work together for our own good, for we love our Father, and are called according to his purposes.
Jesus commissioned his disciples to preach repentance and remission of sins in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem; first of all, what is the meaning of repentance?; in biblical sense, repentance is when we know that we did something wrongfully, have remorse for doing that which was wrong, regret for our actions, change our minds, not to do same things again, ask for the mercy of our Father; then, there is remission of sins, blood of Jesus avails much and our sins are forgiven entirely; however, if we claim not to be sinners and have not wrong our Father, we lie and the truth is not in us; for no one is righteous, no not one. (Romans 3:10); therefore, let us be grateful for what Jesus did to pay for our sins, made it easier to just pray our ways out of our transgressions, be one again with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Dearly beloved, let us take prophecies, dreams, visions seriously, fulfillments may tarry, however, if they are words from our Father, they will manifest at appropriate times; because our Father is faithful in all his ways: whatever he spoke in the laws of Moses, through the prophets, and in the psalms about Jesus Christ, manifested entirely; therefore, he will manifest his words in our lives as well; let us believe in his words, come as we are unto Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, there are no hidden requirements to come unto him, rather, in him, there is salvation, free grace is available for all those who accept, trust and believe in him: let us come unto him today, time is running out, Jesus is coming back again soon, never be left out on the day of reconciliation. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Acts 2:38: The Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
(KJV.) ST. LUKE 24:38-40
(38) And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
(39) Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
(40) And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
PEACE BE UNTO YOU!
Brethren, when Jesus rose again from the dead, he appeared to his disciples, stood among them, said unto them, Peace be unto you: but they were terrified and affrighted, and thought they had seen a spiritual entity; Jesus, said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?: though Jesus taught his disciples lessons on faith during his ministry, assured them that anyone who will offend those who believes in him, he will deal with treacherously. (Matthew 18:6); his disciples were terrified, ran for their lives, hid themselves from public because of what they saw happened to him; this is a sign of a faith that is wavering, many times, regardless of how spiritual believers maybe, when going through difficulties, that is when our faiths are tested, that is when we have to exercise our faith to withstand our circumstances, not that believers are timid, at times, sufferings takes enormous spiritual strengths to persevere and overcome whatever maybe their predicaments, and during those trail moments, that is when the enemy brings temptations upon them to derail their faith in the righteousness of our Father; though Jesus told his disciples that he will be smitten but will rise up again and go before them to Galilee, (Matthew 26:31-32); his disciples were troubled with doubtful minds, whether he rose up again or not, believed not that he had risen from the dead like he told them: therefore their hearts were troubled, negative thoughts prevailed against their thought processes: beware!; whenever, we are in negatives situations, that is when we think negative thoughts about our predicaments, instead of trusting in Jesus Christ to strengthen our faith in his righteousness to overcome our negative situations: today, if there is any believer, whose heart is troubled, for any negative circumstance; listen to Jesus Christ, for he said, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me."; (John 14:1); let us listen to his words carefully, cast our cares upon him, doubt him not, for he cares about what happens our souls, capable to deliver souls out of any predicament: if he laid down his life to redeem souls out of bondage of iniquities, offered salvation and eternity to those who believe in him; there are no weapons formed against believers, that will be able to prosper, and no tongue that will rise up in judgement against them, that they cannot condemned, this is their heritage; when Jesus rose up again from the death, believers who are downcasted rose up again with him, and have peace, joy and happiness everlasting; therefore, cheer up!
Since the disciples thought negatively, that the image of Jesus Christ stood among them as a spirit instead of his real crucified body; Jesus said unto them; "Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have."; humanity in due respect, many times, have doubtful minds, unless we see proves of things we have heard of, happening, we do not believe that they are actual facts; therefore, we watch negative news medias to satisfy our curiosities; though, the disciples witnessed Jesus called Lazarus out from the tomb, (John 11:43); yet, they doubted that he actually rose again from the dead; though, they were there when Jesus said to Martha, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: (John 11:25); they did not believe his words that he is the life resources in all things of heaven, earth and the entire universe; therefore, if Jesus is the resurrection and the life, and when they thought they had crucified him, they only crucified his flesh, his spiritual aspect never died but was alive; when they destroyed his flesh, the Holy Spirit regenerated his flesh back upon his spiritual body and he stood among them in the fleshly bodily suit again; however, to prove to believers that it was the same crucified body that stood among them, the marks on his wounded hands and feet were left opened to show to doubtful minds that it was himself who was crucified but rose up again from the tomb: when he showed them his wounded hands and feet, while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered if it was actually him, to prove himself further, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?; what else can Jesus do to prove himself to his own disciples, that he rose up again from the dead, than to eat meat with them; therefore, let us not be doubtful, but believe in him as Lord and Savior of the world; for Jesus said, "......blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed."( John 20:29); therefore, believe in him!
Dearly beloved, today, Jesus is saying to humanity; "Peace be unto you!"; if we lack any peace of mind, let us come unto him, with all our labors and heavy laden, receive rest, peace and joy forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) John 20:20: And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
(KJV.) MATTHEW 28:12-15
(12) And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers.
(13) Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
(14) And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
(15) So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
MATTERS OF MONEY
Brethren, there is nothing impossible with our Father!; his ways are mysterious, and no man can determine how he works: if he speaks, whatever he says manifests for his glorification, his words will never come back unto him voided; regardless of human conniving efforts to stop Jesus Christ from rising up from the dead, they were unable to stop him; when the time came for him to rise up from the tomb, deep sleep fell upon the watch guards, Jesus Christ rose from the dead, the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, came, rolled back the stone from the door of the tomb, sat upon it, the watchmen shook with fear, became as dead men; (Matthew 28); as believers, when we have receive prophesies, visions, or dreams from the Holy Spirit, let us not take words of our Father for granted, but pray about what was given, if what we receive are negative revelations, let us pray for mercies of our Father, counteract whatever was suppose to happen; on the contrarily, if they are positive revelations, we still have to offer prayers of expectations, offer thanks and glorify his Holy Name, wait for the promise.
For example, negatively; during the reign of King Hezekiah, he became sick unto death, prophet Isaiah came with words of our Father, saying, "Thus saith the LORD, set thine house in order; for thou shall die, and not live."; what did Hezekiah do?; he turned his face to the wall, and prayed to our Father, about how faithful he was to him; instantaneously, our Father turned over his verdict of death, and gave him fifteen more years to live. (2 Kings 20); positively, Abraham received the promise from our Father, regarding the birth of Isaac, Abraham receive his words, offered thanks to our Father, though the promise tarried, eventually Isaac was born to Sarah his wife. (Genesis 21); therefore, prayer is the key to doors of grace, no one can overshadow the glory of Jesus Christ, his grace and love are forevermore.
In the above chapter, Jesus Christ had resurrected, the angels told the women to go quickly to tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; when they were going, some of the watch guards came into the city, shewed the chief priests all the things that happened at the graveyard, after they met with the elders, the elders gave the watch guards lump sum money to formulate lies, that disciples of Jesus Christ came by at night, and stole him away while they were asleep: asleep?; in the past, if a guard failed to watch over a captive and they fled from bondage, that guard would die in place of the captive, ref to Acts 16:27; in this case, the guards brought back a negative report, that Jesus is risen from the tomb they were supposed to watch over; this report should have caused them their lives, rather, they were given rewards to shut them up, to formulate lies that Jesus Christ disciples came at night, and stole him away while they slept on the job: furthermore, the elders were going to lie to the governors if they found out what had happened, in other to protect and free the guards from any danger: so they took the money and did as they were told; and this formulated lies is still in circulation among unbelievers of this twenty-first century. their lies does not hold water, for the more people talk negatively, spread rumors about his resurrection, though he is seated now on the right hand our Father in heaven, the more his ministry spreads on the earth; therefore, who is able to overshadow the glory of our Father in believers' lives; absolutely no one can!; therefore, there is nothing new under the sun, if they formulated lies about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as his followers, they will do much more harm to our statuses: Jesus did not pay attention to their lies or defended himself, but appeared to his disciples; therefore, as believers, let us not pay attention to rumors, believe formulated stories about others; if we care about them, appropriately research to know truthfulness of matters ourselves.
Dearly beloved, Apostle Paul said in his first letter to Timothy chapter 6:10: "For the love of money is the root of all evil; which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and perfected themselves through with many sorrows.; case in point, Judas Iscariot, the twelve disciple of Jesus Christ, received thirty pieces of silver from the scribes, betrayed him with a kiss, (Matthew 26); he was arrested, but Jesus did not defend himself against his persecutors; Judas found out that he did wrong, brought back the prize paid to betray Jesus to the elders, it was too late, the elders rejected the thirty pieces of silver: guess what happened to Judas thereafter?; condemned, hang himself on a tree, destroyed his own life, never made to eternity; in this same narrative, the guards were given money to shut their mouths regarding the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; therefore, the love of money is the root of all evil; greediness does not build up but tire down lives, this is also a sin; therefore, let us be careful so far as money is concern, that we do not lose focus on things that matters most, salvation and life everlasting. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. Matthew 27:8: Wherefore, that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.
Monday, March 28, 2016
(KJV.) REVELATION 1:17-18
(17) And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
(18) I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore. Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
OH DEATH, WHERE IS THY STING?
Brethren, though enemies thought evil against Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and persecuted, crucified him, and were victorious for eradicating him from among them, not knowing that their evil deeds were done within the plan of our Father to save humanity from iniquities of this world into salvation and eternal lives.
Though enemies crucified Jesus Christ, in other to satisfy their evil consciences, our Father on the other hand, allowed it to happen, for his blood redemption of humanity; on human perspective, it was evil works, but on our Father's perception it was done for good works; therefore, as believers, regardless of plots of our enemies, we have our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who cares about what happens to believers and knows what to do to justifies them in his righteousness; therefore, when in persecutions, let us not fret or defend ourselves, but rather pray fervently for ourselves and our persecutors, have faith in Jesus Christ that he is aware of our predicaments, for he conquered the enemy of our souls by his death and resurrection, and granted humanity victory, have patience, go through the process, allow his will to be done entirely for glorification of his name forevermore.
At times, when believers pray fervently during sufferings, they are not delivered from persecutions right away; why?: no one knows exactly why, but when bad things happen to good people, though they are evil works of the enemy, our Father turns their negativities into positiveness: for instance, when Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane, he begged our Father to take away his bitter cup, our Father did not say a word to him, but rather turned his face away from him: refer to Matthew 26:42: why did not our Father answered his prayers positively, take away his bitter cup?; because Jesus had to drink the bitter cup, go through the purposes of our Father, persevere for the sake of humanity; when Jesus saw him turned his face away, he knew that was an answer saying "no" to his petition, but "yes" to go through it all successfully; therefore, though enemies may pester with our souls, when we pray fervently, the answer to our prayers maybe negative answers, so we can go through what we have to go through for our own benefits and benefits of others; Jesus will not forsake believers, regardless of what maybe their sufferings, but deliver their souls from the hands of the enemy, same way; he was resurrected from the death by the Holy Spirit, he resurrects our souls from hands of our enemies.
In the above text, John saw Jesus Christ, in a revelations, fell at his feet as dead. And Jesus laid his right hand upon him, said unto him, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that lives and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; not only that, but also have the keys of hell and of death: blessed assurance, Jesus is all and in all things of creation; from the beginning to the end of all things, Jesus lives forevermore: not only that but when he went to hell, he retrieved the keys of hell and death from the enemy of our souls as well: therefore, Oh death, where is thy sting? Oh grave where is thy victory?; victory is with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, Come unto him!
Brethren, if the spirit of Jesus Christ, who lives forevermore, lives within our hearts, though we will sleep in death, our immortal bodies will live forevermore; therefore, let us not fear those who can destroy our mortal bodies, but cannot destroy our immortal bodies, but rather fear him who is able to destroy both mortal and immortal bodies in damnation; friends, judgment day is at hand, when Jesus Christ will judge the world, therefore, let us walk in his righteousness, when in persecutions for righteousness sake, let us stand firmly with faith, without waverings, persevere, pray his words back to him, when its all finished, inherit life everlasting.
Dearly beloved, Jesus is alive forevermore; let us be rest assured that we will live forevermore as well; also, before we were born, he knew that some day in our life times, enemies will pester with our souls, and have worked out plans to counteract their evil works into victories before we were born, and goodness and mercies that endures forevermore: when Jesus died on the cross and was buried in the tomb, he did not rest peacefully, but went into hell, preached the kingdom message to the dead souls in bondage of the enemy, spirits that believed in him were released from shackles of the enemy same as the living; therefore, if we have been called to preach the gospel, let us serve him diligently; preach the gospel to sanctify hearts of souls into repentance and eternal lives; for, Jesus preached truthfulness of matters to his followers, at the end of his ministration, he suffered to pay for our iniquities, despite all of that, he rose up again from the death, ascended into heaven; today, he is seated on right hand of our Father, as an advocate for humanity forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Hebrews 7:25: Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 19:5-7:
(5) Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!
(6) When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.
(7) The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
Brethren, from the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior until his death on the cross, even his resurrection from the graveyard, enemies doubted who he was and persecuted him; case in point, *when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is he that was born King of the Jews?; yeah! who called Jesus the King of the Jews first?; it was the wise men who came from the east to worship him, but not Jesus himself. (Matthew 2); however, when king Herod heard the news, he was troubled with his people, sought counsel, devised evil in his heart, advised the wise men when they found him to report back to him, so he could worship him also, but he lied to them, in other for them to report their findings back to him, for, it was his intention to destroy his life; therefore, Jesus persecution started right after he was born in Bethlehem, and though he was an infant, spoke not yet to claim sonship of the Father, he was already declared the son of our Father by virtue; when we searched the scriptures we will find out that Jesus was the word spoken during creation, at certain point, he came to earth in the flesh, sent by our Father to preach his kingdom words, during his ministry, he explained to his followers reasons why they ought to believe him, that he was there with our Father during creation; truly, he is his son; saying, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am." (John 8:58); that is an accurate statement, if Jesus was the word spoken to create all things; surely, Jesus was there with our Father, before , creation of the holy folds, plantations, vegetations and humanity: his enemies became upset because of his proclamation, sought to stone him, but he hid himself and escaped through them to safety: then again, Jesus claimed to have eternal life, and would give people eternal lives if they follow him. (John 10:28); he also said, I and my Father are one." (John 10:30); he tried to explain why that is so, but his enemies took up stones to stone him, when he questioned them why they wanted to stone him, they said unto him; in other words, "It is blasphemy, to make yourself equal to our Father.": therefore, as believers, let us be mindful of our utterances in this world of darkness, enemies are at work, watching and waiting to point our our shortcomings, use them to discredit who we are in the righteousness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; beware!
In reference to the above text, Jesus went through trails before crucifixion; Pilate whipped him, the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, put it on his head, wore him a purple robe, proclaimed Hail, King of the Jews!; though they whipped him, unknowingly, they acknowledge him as their king themselves, they platted a crown of thorns for his head, we all know that only people of royalties wears crowns, put on him a purple robe, color purple signifies royalty; and Pilate proclaimed him as their man; essentially, their chosen king, but when his enemies saw him, they cried out saying, Crucify him, crucify him; he said unto them, "Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.": but the question is, if there is no fault in him, why crucify him?; they crucified him for the scriptures to be fulfilled entirely; but they answered and said, "We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God."; what do we know, the same reason why they wanted to stone him earlier, is the reason why they hang him on the cross; Jesus did not do anything wrongfully; but was killed because of hatredness, the glory of our Father in him; from his birth to death, he was persecuted because of who they claimed he was not, but later accepted that he was, and killed him for who he was; they accused him of blasphemy, but he never spoke against our Father, or his establishment, but rather, during his ministry, revealed kingdom words into the hearts of multitudes.
Jesus was scourged for sins he did not committed, wore crown of thorns, so we may wear golden crowns in eternity, shed his blood, to take away animal blood sacrifices for atonement of sins and crucified, died to pay for all our iniquities, rose up from the death to grant believers life everlasting. This is an amazing Grace of our Father!
Dearly beloved, we are all on assignments in this world; therefore, let us do the best we can in our callings, focus on what we have to do for Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, not on our haters, they are everywhere in this world, from generations to present generation, haters provoke, persecute, reproach, condemn and kill believers; there is nothing new under the sun!; for, dare, if we do, and dare, if we don't; but the question is, who should we please, our haters or Jesus Christ?; Jesus did not deny who he was to please his enemies, he stood for what he believed until death on the cross, in other to fulfill his assignment successfully, let us do what we have to do on earth no matter what sufferings we might endure, and receive crown of glories, be joint heirs with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forever and evermore. Amen Amen!
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. Matthew 26:63-64: But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 26:38-40(38) Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
(39) And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
(40) And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
Brethren, as believers in sufferings, the only remedy to our troubling situations are fervent prayers to our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; there is no other way, many times we try to use self efforts to solve spiritual problems, which may not go deeper spiritually into the roots of our situations; not knowing that, all things that manifest on earth are engineered from the spirits before manifestations physically; therefore, regardless of our circumstances in this world, before we try to reason with worldly solutions, let us seek the face of our Father, pray first, then, search the scriptures to find solutions that relates to our circumstances, referring to how our Father turn things around for good, trust him to do the same for us, for, our Father, honors his words, and will not turn away from his children who reminds him of his words.
Pray with greater faith, believe in Jesus Christ that he conquered our mountains of difficulties on the cross of Calvary, and we are more than conquerors in this world of darkness, that miracles do happen in this world to change negative situations around positively by his grace: during difficult times, maybe, our faiths are being tested and proven by our Father; if we are not careful enough to stand firmly in faith during sufferings, regardless of what the enemy does, trust and surrender our lives over to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, in the way, that he trusted our Father with his life, in the garden of Gethsemane, took away the iniquities of this world; how then can we overcome our predicaments successfully?; this is a point to ponder on!
In this chapter, Jesus went to the garden of Gethsemane, with his disciples to pray, when they got there he asked them to wait for him at a place while he goes yonder to pray; why leave the disciples behind?; as believers, there are moments in our lives when we need to get away from business of this world, go into seclusions, to pray, seek our Father's face to guide our footsteps when we are on cross roads of our callings; however, Jesus took three of his disciples including Peter, and began to be sorrowful and sad; isn't that interesting, how our instincts will relate events yet to surface into our lives?; Jesus felt the negativity of what was about to prevail against him; therefore, he further fell on his face and prayed, crying out to our Father, saying, "O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me:"; at this point, his heart was heavy with grief, his flesh was weaken for the task ahead of him, the enemy tried to infiltrate Jesus's mind to give up on the most important aspect of his assignment, his sufferings, shed blood, death on the cross and resurrection from the graveyard; therefore, he went on to say, "nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt."; regardless of how Jesus felt at that particular time, about what he was about to go through, he also knew that our Father's will ought to done on earth: therefore, he rebuked the devil, surrendered to the authorities died on the cross, rose up again to complete his assignment successfully, ascended into heaven, seated on right hand of our Father as an advocate forevermore.
As branches of the vine; many times, when we are called into the service of Jesus Christ, we waste fruitful years to dance and march around wildernesses of this world; enjoy and delay our destines, pray our ways out of suffering times needed to refurbish our souls into what our Father intended us to become in his righteousness, rather than to pray for strengths to overcome sufferings, allow our Father's will to be done, in other to be proven as worthy servants of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; in the aspect of Jesus Christ's sufferings, in his prayers, threw the ball back into the courts of our Father, saying, in other words, "if I should go through this, thy will be done!; people of our Father, let us be careful to discern ways and craftiness of the enemy, whenever, our breakthroughs and blessings are being discharge from heaven into our lives, guess who shows up to blindfold our eyes not to see or receive our blessings?; the enemy of our souls, if Jesus Christ, would have given up going through sufferings, death on the cross and resurrection from the grave, what would have happened to our iniquities, would this twenty-first generation still perform animal blood sacrifices for atonement of sins?
Dearly beloved, when Jesus Christ gave in to the will of our Father, came back from seclusion and found his disciples asleep, he said to Peter; What, could ye not watch with me one hour?; friends, when in sufferings, no one can really feels our emotions, what we go through unless they are in similar situations themselves; therefore, when in sufferings, let us rely on Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, pray to the one who is dependable, with capabilities to feel our emotions, and on our sides while we go through sufferings; and be strengthen by reading the scriptures, singing songs of praises to our Father, with thanksgivings, and wait patiently for his will to be done, be overcomers with words of testimonies; be aware that during those darker moments of our lives, in the valleys of shadows of deaths, that is when the enemy of our souls, positions himself with lies to prove that his ways out of our sufferings are better, than ways of our Father, and if care is not taken, believers may fall into his temptations, derail themselves from the establishments of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and intended purposes of our Father, lose their rightful inheritances in life everlasting. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Matthew 26:42: He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
(KJV.) II CORINTHIANS 3:5-6
(5) Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.
(6) Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
HIS GRACE AND UNFAILING LOVE!
Brethren, as humans, we are not able bodies of ourselves, our spiritual and physical capabilities to function on earth are by the grace of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior: case in point: spiritually, spirits of our Father within our mortal bodies, are our life resources, without his spirits, we are nothing but remains dust of the ground; physically, his providential race established since creation is what sustains our physical attributes to live healthy lives; many times, we take the grace of our Father for granted on earth; no one knows exactly how blessed and highly favored we are, unless the Holy Spirits reveals into our understandings the truthfulness of matters regarding how higher and deeper the love of our Father bestowed upon his children; that because of his love, he goes above and beyond his goodness and mercies, to make his children comfortable to dwell on earth; after creation, he blessed humanity, refer to the book of Genesis 1:28; saying, ....Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."; this is unmerited favor that no one prayed for to be given; from creation, even before Jesus was born, til the present time; we live by the grace of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Believers or unbelievers, grace is available to all humanity: for instance, (i) when Adam and Eve disobeyed our Father in the Garden of Eden, they realised for the first time that they were naked, by our Father's grace and love, he made coasts of skin, and clothe their nakedness, (Genesis 3:21); though he cast them out of the garden of Eden forever, he allowed them the grace to live on earth: (ii) by his grace and love, our Father saved Noah and his household before destruction of the earth with flood waters, (Genesis 7): he will never suffer his beloved ones to perish forever. (iii) by his grace and love, our Father saved Lot, his wife and two daughters, from destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah with hail stones of fire. (Genesis 19); and by the same grace and love, our Father gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16); therefore, nothing is done by our own human imaginations, but that of our Father, he provides adequate powers, wisdoms, gifts, talents, equips his servants to meet their obligations, be responsible outstanding personalities in the world of darkness.
We enjoy grace everyday; both the rich and the poor, we are blessed: especially when we are able to wake up in the mornings daily, without bodily aches and pains, but are able to move our mortal bodies around and are able to function in daily responsibilities, what else is more important than a healthy life, with or without riches of this world?; this a point to ponder on!; do not get me wrong money is important as well, but what are our lifetime benefits, without Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior?
Therefore, let us count ourselves as blessed and highly favored; be happy, content and thankful to our Father on daily basis; regardless of how we look at present situations; spiritually or physically, our resources are from our Father, given through the spirits; therefore, when we are successful on earth, let us walk in humility, be respectful, not boastful, but give him the glory; be content in any type of situation; if negative situations, know that all things work together for good for those who love our Father and are called according to his purposes; rejoice always with thanksgivings that it is already done by the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen!
Dearly beloved, we are blessed chosen ministers of the new testament; not appointed by men, but by the appointment of the Holy Spirit; for if we are appointed by dictates of rules and regulations; we are condemned if we ever fail to honor our parts of the deal; however, that is not our cases, for we are chosen of Jesus Christ, by the resurrection power of the Holy Spirits, made preachers of the gospel truth; therefore, whatever we preach, are not from our own human perspectives, but from the Holy Spirit, and we all know that with the Holy Spirit, there is everlasting life; therefore, let us not shut up or shut in by the enemy, but rather preach the gospel, at all costs, in all circumstances; for, we are called to be able ministers, we have an office established on earth, to sanctify hearts of souls with truthfulness of his words and enlighten their pathways from world of darkness into life forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) I Corinthians 15:10: But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
(KJV.) ST. LUKE 22:31-32
(31) And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.
(32) But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
FIELD OF DREAMS
Brethren, as branches of the vine, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit, our companion, guides our footsteps within the darkness of this world, not to walk in ungodliness, but to pray fervently, prompts us to be aware when there is any danger coming from the enemy to attack our spirits, because of who we are, as sons and daughters of our Father, and our kingdom inheritances with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; the goal of the enemy is to bring with him as many souls as possible into damnation; because, he knows that his time to pester with our souls is running out; Jesus is coming back soon, to receive believers into life everlasting: let us not fear the enemy, but have faith in Jesus Christ!
It does not matter how long we have being following Jesus Christ; trails and temptations from the enemy will surface somewhere, sometimes in our lifetimes to shake solid foundations of our faith in the righteousness of our Father through Jesus Christ; the enemy can tempt any believer, on any spiritual level, at any given moment, it does not matter who we are, where we are, or what we do; he can enter into any faith or secular establishment, cause havoc and chaos, destroy lives, walk away and jubilate over his successiveness; beware!; however, Jesus Christ granted us victory over him on the cross, by his death and resurrection, so long as we believe in him; none of his weapons formed against our spirits will prosper, and every tongue rise up against us in judgments, we have the power in our spirits to condemn; this is our heritage as servants of the Most High Father, our righteousness is of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous lights; therefore, we are more than conquerors forevermore.
In the above text; Jesus cautions Simon Peter; saying, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.: we may asked why would Satan desired to have Simon strained?; I believe that because Jesus gave Simon a covenant, per book of Matthew 16:18: "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."; therefore, when Jesus gave Simon the covenant, Satan heard his words, knew exactly what to do, waited for the appropriate time when Simon was weaken in faith, to attack and destroy him, just like Satan infiltrated Judas Iscariot, used him to betray Jesus Christ, afterwards destroyed his life; refer to Matthew chapter 27; as believers, we are on Satan's radial at all times: he takes our own words, dreams and visions; whether negatively or positively, uses them to warfare against us: if we utter negative words, Satan will empower his demonic entities to bring to pass what we have spoken; if we utter positive words, but without faiths, demonic entities will capture, work against manifestations of those words; either ways, the enemy uses spoken words to warfares against humanity; if Satan was able to take Simon Peter out of the will of Jesus Christ, let us ask ourselves, what would have happened to the rock of the church building, Christendom?; however, if we research deeply into theology, we will find out that truly Simon Peter fulfilled the covenant successfully; therefore let us use our gift and talents to do the will of our Father, help those who are weaken in faith, strengthen them with his words.
Though Jesus prayed for Simon, he was still tempted by the devil; three times he deny Jesus Chirst as master, refer to the books of Matthews 26:69-74; Mark 14:66-72; Luke 22:54-62: John 18;25-27: but after he realized his unfaithfulness, he wept bitterly, repented and was forgiven; there are three points to take from this text; the first point is, as believers, let us be in spirit, not to fall into traps and temptations of the enemy; secondly, if we have received any covenant from our Father, let us know that nothing can derail his words, so long as we follow him, his words will surely come to pass; thirdly, to guard our mouths, watch what we talk about: let us realise that no matter what the enemy does, he can never overshadow the power of Jesus Christ within our innermost spirits, victory is ours forevermore.
Dearly beloved, when we hear spiritual voices, let us not rush to act upon what we hear, but pray to double check, know which voice spoke to us, before we react to do what is required; not to yield to temptations of the enemy, derail ourselves from the faith; regardless of how sanctified we are in him, if we are not spiritually charged, careful enough to discern from our spirits, what maybe up against our spirits, pray to counteract his weapons of warfares; we may fall into his traps, and be shaken as harvesting wheats of the field of dreams; however, we have Jesus Christ always on our side, there is nothing to fear, worry about; Jesus conquered the world, gave us victories, salvation, free grace, life forever and evermore. let us be strengthen in his might! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Romans 8:34: Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
(KJV.) I PETER 5:2-4
(2) Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly, not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
(3) Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
(4) And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
I DO CARE!
Brethren, as overseers, pastors and preachers of the gospel; many times, we gotten our callings and priorities mixed up with fleshly desires of this world of darkness; in the above text, Peter the Apostle of Jesus Christ encourages elders in congregations all over the world, to feed the flock of our Father within their congregations, to bring back into fellowships those who have gone astray from the body of Christ, not with force, but willfully, without condemnations, be readily prepared for action with rightful mindsets, not to rule over establishments of our Father, but to exemplify ourselves as worthy servants to his holy folds; so that, when the chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior arrives, we will receive crown of glories that does not tarnish away but endures forevermore.
Men and women of Jesus Christ, let us set our priorities straight in his righteous, not worry about how to survive in our callings, but seek to do the will of our Father first in all that we do; feed our congregations with truthfulness of his words, not feel good words alone, heal those who are sick among you, minister to those who are broken hearted, down stricken with sufferings, sorrows, job losses, ailments, divorces, depressions etc.,; show that we care about them, not just their money alone, seek to reconcile those who have marital problems and backslidden souls, find out what to do to bring them back into the holy folds; the more souls we save for Jesus Christ, the greater our rewards in eternity.
Dearly beloved, every daybreak of our lives is a count towards eternity, let us not relax ourselves, but rather serve our Father diligently and faithfully; regardless of our circumstances, positively or negatively, with or without appreciations of this world; there is a day aside, when our Father will appreciate his worthy servants with rewards that are everlasting; if we suffer for his righteousness sake, rejoice and be happy, that we are worthy to partake in the sufferings of Jesus Christ, and this world is not our permanent abode, but with our Father in heaven, and joint heirs with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) James 1:12: Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Friday, March 18, 2016
(KJV.) ST JOHN 14:1-3
(1) Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
(2) In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
(3) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
DO NOT WORRY! BE HAPPY!
Brethren, regardless of what maybe going on negatively or positively in our lives; all things are of the spirits, engineered from the spiritual world before manifestations on earth; case in point, the LORD said to Jeremiah, "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." (Jeremiah 1:5); therefore, Jeremiah was called, sanctified and ordained from the womb before he was born; truthfully! Jeremiah came on earth and fulfilled the purposes of our Father; another example, an angel of the LORD appeared to the wife of Manoah, said to her; "For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines."(Judges 13:5); he was born to deliver Israel from hands of the Philistines; same ways, an angel of the LORD announced the birth of Jesus Christ to virgin Mary, and her cousin Elizabeth, refer to Luke chapter 1; there are many instances in the scriptures whereby revelations were given before manifestations; therefore, whether we experience positiveness or negativeness; let us know that all situations are from the spirits before manifestations on earth; nothing happens coincidentally on earth; though we may perceive certain situations carnally as coincidentally, all circumstances are either from the works of the Holy Spirit, or from the enemy of our souls; therefore, whether we suffer or are happy, let us give thanks to our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, trust him, that all shall be well again regardless of what maybe going on in our lives.
In the above text, Jesus assures believers; in other words, not to worry themselves, no matter how distressful or dangerous their situations on earth maybe; that if we believe in our Father, to believe in him as well; that, those who believe in him, does not believe in him alone but believes also in our Father; for Jesus said; "I and my Father are one." (John 10:30); therefore, Jesus is a spiritual part of our Father; but came to earth in the flesh; and he is the only way to the Father, the truth, the life, the light of this world; no one can come to our Father, accept through him; if we believe in him, we are lights of this world, the same way he is, and are parts of our Father through him; if we are lights of this world, no darkness can prevail over our souls; for darkness can never overshadow lights of Jesus Christ forevermore.
Brethren, Jesus said, "In my Father house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."; to receive our inheritances, we must walk in the righteousness of our Father, resist temptations of the devil, but love one another as ourselves, believe and trust in Jesus Christ, with our hearts, souls and bodies; regardless of what may bewail over our souls, we are more than conquerors in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; let us remain strengthened in the power of his might!
Dearly beloved, so far as we believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we walk in victories, enjoy free grace, goodness and mercies of our Father forever and evermore: believe in him! Amen and Amen!
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. John 13:36: Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
(KJV.) HEBREWS 13:5-6
(5) Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
(6) So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
WHO IS THIS ENEMY?
Brethren, this world is full of fleshly distractions; as believers, let us be in spirit to know when we are being watched by others, tempted by the enemy to walk in ungodliness, resit the devil and he will flee away; however, due to human natures, many times, believers have being tempted by the enemy, failed, and acted sinfully against the Holy Spirit: even so; as it is written, there is no one righteous, no not one. (Romans 3:10); as we all know, benefits of the sacred blood of Jesus avails much; when we confess our wrong doings, automatically we are forgiven entirely; regardless, let us watch how we relate to others, actions and behaviors, conversations and speeches; mean what we say, let our "yes's be yes" and "nay's be nays", avoid being a wishy-washy, walk in integrities; for we are shinning examples of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Therefore, to exemplify ourselves with Jesus Christ, it is imperative that we endeavor to walk in his statutes, know what attributes to emulate and what not to indulge: we cannot do what everybody is doing and be chosen, set aside people at same times; there ought to be a difference between our actions and behaviors from people whose eyes are blindfolded in darkness of this world; especially when the Holy Spirit indwells our hearts on daily basis; he requires us to behave ourselves wisely, does not condone sinful attributes, therefore, he convicts, reproves and guides his chosen vessels in his righteousness; if we do not stay connected enough through prayers, readings and hearings of his words; in other to resist dictates of the flesh, lighten our ways out of temptations, we cannot understand his ways, have better relationships with him; he is just like a person, but a light force, lives within our hearts to guide our footsteps in his righteousness into eternal lives.
In today's text, Apostle Paul advises believers not to desire greediness of this world; inordinately desire wealth or possessions; but to be satisfied with what we already have; that Jesus will never leave us alone, or give up on us; therefore, with Jesus Christ alone, we are majority; if we have him on our side, who can be against us?; and we are blessed; for he owns this world, he is the life force of creation, he has power to kill, destroy and make alive; who can overshadow his glory?; even the devil, crumbles at the mention of his Holy Name; believers, there is nothing to fear, worry or have anxieties about; Jesus is in absolute control, let us trust and believe in him; regardless of what may be our troubles of today, there is a deliver, his name is Jesus!; call upon him, there is power in his Holy Name Jesus forevermore.
Dearly beloved, many times, believers do not know who they are in this world; when the devil and his demonic entities pester with our souls; if we know who we really are, that Jesus our redeemer has more powers to counteract their evil actions; we will not fear but call upon the name of Jesus whenever we need him; it does not matter how many times we call upon him, so long as there are tangible reasons why we call upon his name; Jesus does not get tired of coming to our rescues, or hearing our voices sing or pray to him; he is very compassionate, always ready to deliver our souls, solve our problems, bless his people; therefore, let us not keep him out of our lives; but get closer to him than before, have one on one relationship with him, trust and believe, enjoy freedom and life forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Psalm 56:4: In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
(KJV.) ST LUKE 22:3-6
(3) Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
(4) And he went his way, and communed with the chief priest and captains, how he might betray him into them.
(5) And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
(6) And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
Brethren, very interestingly, many believers in the faith of the righteousness of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; when in sufferings, have tendencies of doubts, of how things will turn around positively from negative situations; when in sufferings the enemy infiltrates thought processes with doubts that there are no hopes of restorations; the devil is a liar!; Jesus conquered the world by his death and resurrection, granted victory to humanity: saved or unsaved the same; however, humanity needs to saved to walk in his victory; therefore, when in sufferings, let us pray fervently, surrender our problems completely unto him, walk in victory, be overcomers trust and believe that it is well; think positively, cast away negative thoughts; but rather be thankful to our Father, sing songs of praises to him, read and listen to his words, control our tongues in what we relate to others about our circumstances, but cast our fears on Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, allow him to take absolute control of our lives.
In today's chapter, feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, also known as the Passover; that means the people will gather themselves together for activities pertaining to the feast; that is when elders like to display their authorities over their people; therefore, the chief priests and scribes sought to kill Jesus to please the people; not knowing that the power to kill him was not in their hands, but was given to them from above, because the time has come for prophesies concerning Jesus Christ to be fulfilled entirely; therefore, Satan entered into Judas Iscariot, the twelve disciple, used him to do his evil works, betrayed Jesus to the authorities for thirty pieces of silver; Satan thought that when Jesus is killed, the glory of our Father will terminate on earth, he will continue to pester with souls forever; but Satan was wrong, when Jesus was killed, he rose up again from the dead and that was beginning of Christianity; today, through Christendom, Jesus is reconciling the whole world unto himself; believers, let us be ware and spiritual, we cannot be lukewarm Christians; the devil knows who is in spirit, and who to use when ready to cause havoc among brethren, despite facts that we are believers does not mean that we are in spirits; when we claim to be saved, but are not truthful, participate in works of darkness, we can fool everyone, but we cannot fool Jesus Christ; let us be truthful in all our ways, honesty pays!
Though Judas, was with Jesus during his ministry for three years, heard his words, his hearts was not completely transformed in his righteousness; but remain carnal, and unfaithful in all his ways; therefore, this is an example, that, many are called but few are chosen; many have been saved, but few may enter into the kingdom of heaven; let us be careful, carnal minds does not lead souls into eternity but to damnation; Judas allowed his carnal mind to overshadow the righteousness of our Father in him, led himself into damnation; he exchanged money for the life of Jesus Christ, lost his position as a disciple; when Jesus was arrested and condemned, Judas regretted his evil behavior, brought again the thirty pieces of silver to chief priests and elders, when they refused to accept the money back, he cast down in the temple departed, went and hang himself, died shamefully; what a shameful way to die!; Judas condemned himself and lost eternity; as believers, let us watch our actions and behaviors towards one another; when we allow enviness, strives, divisions are jealous of one another, carnalities prevails against our souls, and are in flesh, because we mind things of flesh; therefore, let us be in spirit, for to be carnally minded is death but spiritually mindedness is life and everlasting peace.
Dearly beloved, we live in the world of darkness, let us watch out for temptations of the devil; he is always looking for lukewarm believers, use his craftiness to bring temptations and condemnations upon their lives, to points whereby believers will fall from grace to grass; beware!; temptations do come to each and every believer, even unbelievers; but if we are in spirit enough to discern his evil ways, rebuke him, he will flee away, victory is ours through death and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. Mark 14: 10-11: And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priest, to betray him unto them. And when they heart it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
(KJV.) ST.JOHN 6:63-65
(63) It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
(64) But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
(65) And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
Brethren, each and every body possesses a natural spirit; the life resource of our existence, breath of life from the nostrils of our Father; this same spirit is the life force for our mortal bodies, which allows our physics to function, move around as lively, physical beings on earth; on the other hand, without this natural spirit, we sleep in death: our physicalities remains dormants, emotionless and disintegrate into dust of the ground; however, there is a second spiritual spirit given to believers on the day of Pentecost; refer to Acts chapter 2; this second spirit is known as the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit; which was the spirit that rose up Jesus Christ from dead, this same spirit is given to those who believe in him as Lord and Savior of the world: the first natural spirit, is the life force for our mortal bodies; the second spiritual spirit is the powerful force for believers who walk in the faith of the righteousness of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Therefore, in the above text, Jesus said, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life."; both spiritual forces have parts to play in believers lives; everybody possess the first spirit, which quickens our mortal bodies into lively beings; while the second spiritual spirit, quickens believers hearts to proclaim Jesus Christ, his kingdom words, advocates, guides, teaches, reproves, applauses and seals believing souls until the day of redemption; the spirit man is the one using our mortal bodies to manifest on earth, our body suits does nothing to our existences except to hold the spirits; my brothers and sisters, do we have the Holy Spirit?
Also, the same spirit that created the world lives in our mortal bodies; if that is so, each and every soul is powerful enough to call things into existences; our words are spiritual and lively; therefore, let us be careful what we speak into our lives and other lives; if we speak well, it shall be well with us; same ways, negative words will also manifest negative powers, which draws negative energizes into our natural and spiritual spirits, eventually transform into negative actions and behaviors; we create our own spiritual atmospheres by our thoughts, words, action and behaviors.
Despite facts the we are in earthly bodysuits, we are also spiritual beings from our Father; you may ask, what about those who do evil works?; they are those who have allowed evil spirits to dwell in their natural spirits; the same ways, believers would accept Jesus Christ into their hearts, allow the Holy Spirits to dwell in their natural spirits; however, when those people receive Jesus Christ into their hearts, the evil spirits disappears into the oblivion, and they receive redemption from works of darkness; therefore, whatever spirits resides in our innermost spirits, is whose servants we are; if we allow evil spirit to inhabit our innermost spirits, we become agents of the devil in the world of darkness, the same ways, if we have the Holy Spirits, we are chosen vessels for good works of Jesus Christ and sealed with his blood forevermore.
Dearly beloved, the second spiritual spirit is with believers at all times: he calls, chooses, glorifies those he chooses, causes them to enjoy his grace and dwell in his presence, satisfies them with his goodness and mercies; therefore, Jesus is calling souls out of darkness into his marvelous lights to receive salvation, grace and eternal lives; today, if we have not accepted him into our hearts yet, it is time to come unto him, with our labors, heavy laden; there is rest, peace, joy in him forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) I Corinthians 15:45: And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
Monday, March 14, 2016
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 8:23-25
(23) And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
(24) I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
(25) Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
INQUIRY MINDS WANTS TO KNOW
Brethren, humanity in all respects; it is a terrible thing to live our lives unworthily, not to accept Jesus Christ into our hearts as Lord and Savior of the world, believe in him, have salvation and life everlasting.
Regardless of what type of nationalities, ethnicities, genders or skin colors of humanity; the door of salvation is open to every unsaved soul: we have heard from believers who have had visitations from Jesus Christ in dreams or visions, woke up from deep slumbers and accepted him: even in remote areas of the world, where missionaries have not yet preached the gospel, Jesus himself is doing his works, converting souls into his ministry; touching lives through the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit throughout the world for his glorification; therefore, let us also do our parts, for his second coming is closer than ever before, if we have not yet receive him as Lord and Savior, let us come unto him as soon as possible, receive him into our hearts before trumpets shall sound for the gatherings of believers into eternal lives.
In this chapter, Jesus warned his followers against unbelief; even though they heard him preached kingdom words of our Father, saw him perform miracles; yet refuse to believed in him as part our Father; but continued to follow, listen and find faults to criticise and accuse him; therefore, at a point he said unto them, "I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come."; what sin is Jesus talking about in this text?; the sin of not believing in him; it is a terrible thing not to believe in Jesus Christ, for he is the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the Father but by him: (John 14:6); our salvation and life everlasting depends upon him; there is no other way; Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.; (John 8:21); this is sins of assumption; let us not jump into conclusions regarding matters before we find out detail informations; but give one another benefits of doubts, enquire about things before we pass judgments on others.
In this case, Jesus said unto them, "Ye are from beneath; I am from abode; ye are of this world; I am not of this world."; inferentially, Jesus came from heaven to minister kingdom words of our Father, during his ministration, spoke about going back to heaven after his assignment, where he came from to earth; further explained to them that as humans, they are created to live on planet earth, refer to Genesis 1:27-30: therefore, Jesus explained to them that they are of this world; as we already know, through the sins of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, man inherited sinful bloodlines; therefore, Jesus came to free humanity from the bondage of sins with his shed blood on the cross, and by his death and resurrection, we receive salvation, grace and eternal lives.
Therefore, if we refuse to accept him as Lord and Savior, partake of his blood redemption, grace to have relationships with our maker; sequentially, we are still in bondage, iniquities still prevails against our souls, guess what?; we are doomed to damnation after we sleep in death; may that not be our inheritances.
Dearly beloved, as believers of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, each and everyone of us, when we became born again, had an encounter with the Holy Spirits; when people share their testimonies, at times, other believers find it difficult to believe their narratives; therefore, many times inquiry minds wants to know, the authenticity of their stories: in this text, Jesus explained to his followers what he meant in his statement of unbelief; but, some of his followers inquire that he explained who he was again, in other to have concrete reasons to accuse and arrest him; but Jesus answered saying, "it is the same thing I told you originally."; therefore, let us beware of people with inquiry minds, understand that not everyone closer to us, is on our sides spiritually; let us be ware, wise and gentle with people, not to fall into traps set up by enemies to derail potentials and destines; but always trust and believe in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) John 3:31: He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
(KJV.) MATTHEW 6:9-13
(9) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
(10) Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
(11) Give us this day our daily bread.
(12) And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
(13) And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
PRAYER IS ESSENTIAL
Brethren, prayers are very important aspects of believers walk of faith in the righteousness of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; prayer is a key to unlock mercy gates of heaven; many times, we allow fleshly desires to overshadow our prayer lives, because as humans, we do not take spiritual aspects of lives seriously; understand facts that, we are in battlefield of this world on daily bases, when we pray, we align our innermost spirits to the resurrection power of Holy Spirit, our advocate, who inturn channels our petitions through his spirits directly into the heart of Jesus Christ and unto our Father who answers prayers; when we pray, we strengthen and energise our faiths to persevere through sufferings, withstand evil devises of the enemy, walk in victories of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; regardless of what human perceptions are on prayers; let know for sure that prayer of faith works miracles, signs and wonders, enlightens discernments in the world of darkness to fulfill destines.
There are narratives in the scriptures whereby our Father moved compassionately to manifest his powers because of prayers of his servants: for example, Elijah, cried out to our Father on behalf of the woman of Zarephath when her son died suddenly; our Father heard the voice of Elijah, granted his petition, the soul of the child came into him again. (1 King 17); our Father answers all prayers; at times, he chooses not answer prayers right away, but his silence does mean our prayers are not heard; either he is saying "No" to that particular prayer request or "wait", I will give you later:"; at times, from his perception, we are not physically or spiritually matured enough to receive answers to certain prayers, but he surely answers prayers; therefore, if we do not have prayer relationship with our Father yet, let us endeavor to build one up with him through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
In reference to the above text, Jesus Christ taught his disciples how to pray; reviewing the text, we can see that, first of all, Jesus acknowledge our Father, as the heavenly father; his supremacy, then gave glory to his name; reverencing him: secondly, beckoning him to allow his kingdom in heaven operate the same ways on earth; thirdly, to be our daily source of providence, physical and spiritual nourishments; fourthly, to pardon our wrongful actions, as we pardon wrongful actions of others; fifthly, to guide our footsteps not walk into traps of the enemy, but deliver us from evil devises: for the kingdom belongs to our Father, the power, the glory everlasting; when we cannot pray, voice out our concerns to our Father, the Holy Spirit groans from within our innermost spirits unto our Father on behalves; however, we can pray the above prayer with faith, the glory of our Father will shine, take absolute control of our predicaments, and answer our prayers.
Dearly beloved, it is essential to our maturities in purposes of our Father to make prayers part of our daily routines; whether we have negative issues to pray about, or not, prayer is necessary, and we can pray on behalf of others, thank our Father for protections, victories and providence: also, the Holy Spirit within our innermost spirits get energized through prayers; if we do not pray, the Holy Spirit might remain dormant within our hearts, may not be effective to teach, reprove or approve our behaviors; believers may not hear his voice distinctively or feel his presence within their hearts; therefore, prayer is a must do for a believer, it is never enough; believers, let us pray without ceasing; for effectiveness of our callings depends exclusively upon our relationships with our Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit; and prayer is the key to unlock doors of relationships with the Holy Trinity; we cannot have it any other ways; also, when we pray, receive answers to our prayers, let us give thanks to our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) I Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Friday, March 11, 2016
(KJV.) PHILIPPIANS 3:2-3
(2) Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision
(3) For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
WATCH YOUR FOOTSTEPS!
Brethren, we live in the world of darkness; therefore, let us be cautious of our environments; pay more attentions to what goes on within and around our vicinities, exercise cautions when outside our neighborhoods, think positive thoughts, walk circumspectly, avoid lust of the flesh, eyes and pride of life, but rather walk in the righteousness of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior: knowingly or unknowingly, this world is full of surprises and no one knows what any day entails: but physically, there are many deceitful workers, wolves camouflaged in sheep clothings everywhere on planet earth on missions for the enemy to derail believers from the righteousness of our Father into Hades damnation; beware!; spiritually, our enemy the devil, roams around like a roaring wounded lion, seeking whom to devour; therefore, he set traps of evil, lures souls into his evil temptations to trespass against our Father, turn around, bring allegations against those souls before throne of grace for condemnation; though we may view ourselves in earthly bodysuits in this world, relate to one another, let us beware!; there is more to life than physical perspectives.
Interestingly, Paul the Apostle encourages believers, to be safe, saying; (i) Beware of dogs, who are these dogs?; Paul is speaking in an analogy; in reference to false prophets, barking spiritually, without physical manifestations, deceitful workers, who have condition themselves as servants of Jesus Christ but are satanic agents; if we trust people around us physically, at times, we have to go beyond physical appearances, there is more to life than physical physics; what naked eyes can see; ' and spiritually, they may be untrustworthy for our souls; for instance, during the ministry of Jesus Christ, he called several disciples, but only few dedicated themselves to be with him throughout his ministry; among those dedicated disciples, was Judas Iscariot, an evil worker; this disciple was the trustee for the ministry, but was untrustworthy with his responsibility, not only that, he was also a traitor, who betrayed Jesus Christ unto higher authorities for persecution, sufferings and death on the cross; therefore, let us beware, know who is for or against us in this walk of life: (ii) beware of evil workers, who are these people?; they are people who behave appositely from what they believe or stand for physically, spiritually associate themselves with works of darkness, they maybe among friends and family circles, within the body of Christ, in the secular world; many times, they appear physically friendly but spiritually and disguisedly, working against people secretly to derail them in the righteousness of Jesus Christ; wherever they are, they seek their own benefits at the expense of others; therefore, let us beware of what is going on in the world, from generations to generations, evil is always present with humanity; (iii) beware of the concision; people who are too righteous in their own eyes, always judgmental, and does not give a chance for benefit of doubts, but hold on to doctrines, bite and devour one another, overlooking what Jesus Christ has done for humanity; to count themselves blessed and highly favored, love one another as themselves, live in peace with one another; beware!; let us walk in the spirit, not to allow workers of iniquities chances to derail our callings in the righteousness of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Dearly beloved, by the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, we no longer have to go through the past blood sacrifices for atonement of sins, our sins are already paid for by the sacred blood of Jesus; when we receive him into our hearts as Lord and Savior, when the Holy Spirit indwells our hearts, we receive sanctification not made by hands, as would be done during the time of Moses, but spiritually, the foreskin of darkness upon our hearts are removed by the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit, buried with Jesus through water baptism, and rise up again with him in faith to do his purposes on earth, on the day of reckoning, the same resurrection power of the Holy Spirit will quicken our immortal bodies together with Jesus Christ to dwell with him forever and evermore; therefore, if we have not yet received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, let us come unto him today, for salvation, grace, peace, joy, happiness, hope of eternal glory and life everlasting. Amen and Amen!
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Jude 20-21: But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
(KJV.) LUKE 19:45-48
(45) And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;
(46) Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
(47) And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
(48) And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.
WHERE HAVE WE ERRED?
Brethren, as a body of Christ, many times, we have deviated from the ministry given to us by Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and have sidetracked, embraced what we call, twenty-first century way of worships and service to our Father: as a result, we do things out of carnalities, not by dictates of the Holy Spirit, failing to realise that we are called to please the one who called us out from among darkness into his vineyard of glory for his purposes, not ours; many wordily things are happening in congregations over the world, and leading souls astray from the godliness of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior,
The question we should ask ourselves momentarily is; what is the will of Jesus Christ in our various ministries?; get the insight on what he requires us to do in his righteousness, receive his applauses, approvals and blessings; do not get me wrong, many ministries are doing his will; however, there are few more churches that have gone astray from the ministry of Jesus Christ, have implemented carnalities, to lure souls into the presence of our Father; but without the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit; truthfulness of his words, which is to sanctify souls bring them from ungodliness into repentance, salvation and life everlasting: also, when we deal treacherously with others, commit abominable things in the secular world, how can we call ourselves believers in his presence?; this is a point to ponder on!
Remember, believers receive commissions to continue with the ministry of Jesus Christ, go into the world and preach the gospel; (Mark 16:15); however, nowadays, we have turn congregations of our Father into worldly fellowship grounds, in the essence of seeking our own agendas and not that of Jesus Christ, how many times have we lost focus on his will during worship services, talked about things that does not pertain to the scriptures or ministrations, to points whereby, believers receive vain words from other believers, in return for riches of this world, but are unfruitful?; we have sidetracked our priorities of spreading the gospel into seeking riches of this world; however, as instruments of Jesus Christ, we possess all things of this earth and heaven, through blood grace, and it is written down in the scriptures, seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and its righteousness, all other things shall be added unto you, (Matthew 6:33); therefore, let us not get sidetracked from the ministry of Jesus Christ; but, preach truthfulness of his words, without fear of losing souls, the Holy Spirit himself will convict souls, but will also, sanctify their hearts not to walk in ungodliness, guide them in his righteousness, they will not go back again into darkness of this world but dwell in his presence forevermore.
Brethren, covenanted blessings are already been given to believers without self efforts; therefore, when we focus on ourselves, how to get what we deserve in our callings, we position ourselves with carnalities, and our faiths are not solidify in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; also, let us be aware that, what we do on earth determines our kingdom inheritances; if we walk in the righteousness of our Father, we will inherit eternal kingdom, on the contrarily, if we continue to dwell in sin, at the end of our lives, may we not inherit kingdom of darkness; whatever goes on within our hearts are what Jesus looks upon to determine who is worthy or worthless on the day of reckoning; we may call ourselves believers on this earth, maybe before the throne of grace, heavenly perception Jesus Christ might judge us differently; therefore, let us know what we are doing in the vineyard whiles we have opportunities to turn the world around for Jesus Christ; be spiritually inclined, turn away from making the house of worships worldly entertainments environments, worship our father in the beauty of his holiness; seek after righteousness of our Father, preach truthfulness of his words, sanctify hearts of humanity to reconcile with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forevermore.
Dearly beloved, in the text above, Jesus said; "My house is a house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves; if his house is a house of prayer, let us mind what we do in our churches nowadays; find out where we have gone astray from his will, clean house, set things in proper perspectives of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, that we may be restored into his glories with multiple blessings forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Jeremiah 7:11: Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD.