Friday, September 30, 2016
(KJV.) JAMES 5:13-15
(13) Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
(14) Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
(15) And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
PRAYER, PRAISE, AND PETITION
Brethren, Jesus Christ is the answer to every spiritual attack, physically debilitating and emotional problems of this world; therefore, whenever we feel troubled, anguished with mentally and bodily pains, before we call the physician's office, let us pray for healing first, call upon the name of Jesus; for he is our healer divine, for by his stripes we are healed, cf. 1 Peter 2:24; psychologically, many believe that physicians have solutions to our ailments, trust in them, when we ought to trust Jesus Christ; our spiritual surgeon and regenerator of souls; do not get me wrong, physicians are called, gifted, to diagnosis and prescribe appropriate remedies for ailments; many times, we receive the breakthroughs needed from the medical resources; in spiritual aspects, healings come from above manifesting through the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit, believers who experienced, this type of phenomenon, testify about the miraculous ways of Jesus Christ, how they received healings from prayers; therefore, Apostle James is saying to believers, "Is any among you afflicted? let him pray!
Whenever we fall sick, prayed, but without immediate breakthroughs, let us be bold enough to call upon able ministers of our congregations for prayers; do not worry about who will hear, or spread rumors about our predicaments, rather reach out to Jesus Christ for divine healing interventions; if possible, receive anointing oil of sanctifications in his Holy Name; with faith, all sins will be purged away, by the stripes of Jesus Christ we are healed!
We have heard the phrase "When praises go up, blessings come down"; true! singing praises to our Father, in hymns and psalms, brings his favors upon our lives; King David found favors in the eyes of our Father, when he wrote psalms, played the harps, sang the songs of praises to glorify his Holy Name; our Father, called him a man after his own heart, which shall fulfill all his will; cf. Acts 13:22: he also protected him from the evil hands of King Saul, fought and won battles against his enemies, blessed his household with bountiful blessings; therefore, whenever we are happy, in good spirits, let us sing songs of praises to our Father, Jesus Christ, for blessings, healings, protections, victories, goodness mercies that endure forever and evermore. Praise ye LORD! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. Mark 6:13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed, with oil many that were sick and healed them.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
(KJV.) ST. LUKE 6:37-38
(37) Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
(38) Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.
WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND!
Brethren, at certain points of our lives, consciously or unconsciously, we have engaged ourselves in judging others; however, in the above text is, Jesus said to his disciples; "Judge not, and ye shall not be judged": as modern day followers of Christ; many times, we might have judged people in ways in which they live their lives; dare not to associate with people who are not of the same faith, statuses, genders or ethnicities; this should not be so for humanity, when we allow other people nonchalant behaviors, lifestyles, differences, influence our attitudes towards one another; there is no platform for love, but hatreds reign supreme in our hearts, rather than to love one another as Jesus loves us, live peaceably with all men; therefore, regardless of what others do to themselves, as Christians, let us do our godly duties, pray, minister truthfulness of matters, set aside judgments, accusations, and condemnations for Jesus Christ; embrace them with love, perchance, we will lighten their ways out of the darkness into marvelous lights of Jesus Christ; however, if issues arise, whereby we ought to speak up, voice our concerns, by all means, let us do so, amicably, calmly, peacefully, with respect for one another.
In this twenty-first century, there are many diversities in this world; regardless, let us refrain from passing judgement, condemn anyone, before judgement day; leave all judgments to Jesus Christ: we may minister words of wisdom into hearts of men, but refrain from judging them; for, we were once sinners, saved by blood grace of Jesus Christ, no one deserves, but received for free; therefore, let us give people, we categorise as sinners, benefits of doubts, that someday, they will also meet Jesus Christ, as we did, repent and have salvation, life everlasting: due to the fact, that we live together in this world, chances are, we will step on one another's toes, offend one another; what Jesus is saying to humanity is to forgive, and be forgiven: cf. Mark 11:25-26: regarding forgiveness, the fact is, if we pray with unforgiven hearts?, our prayers are sounding brasses in the ears of Jesus Christ, if we have offensives prevailing against our hearts, holding grudges against people; before we pray, let us purge our hearts of all filthiness, before we approach the throne of grace with our petitions; for, the contents of our hearts, matters to Jesus Christ, when we approach him with prayers; at times, when we get emotionally wounded by offenders, we tend to hang on to the offenses, close up our hearts of love towards the offenders; that should not be so for Christians, regardless of what happened or did not happen, as Christians, let us forgive our offenders, purge our hearts out of all darkness that our heavenly father may also continue to forgive our sins, when we trespass against him; for, no one is righteous on earth, no, not one. cf. Romans 3:10; therefore, let us be kind to people of all walks of life, love one another under any condition, crippled, lame or whole; as Jesus Christ loves us, gave himself to be slaughtered on the cross, shed his blood to pay for all our sins: unforgiveness, leads to death, it contaminates the presence of the Holy Spirit, deem our lights into darkness, overshadows the glory of Jesus Christ in our lives; therefore, let us forgive one another, and shine as lights in the world of darkness.
Christians, let us pray for offenders, who speak ill, gossip, spread rumors, defame our characters; let us not reciprocate evil for evil, but good for evil; you see! the world evolves, so are our deeds, whatever goes around, will surely come around; from generation to generations, we reap whatever sowed; whatever good or evil we do, eventually, will traverse, and will come across our pathways of life; therefore, let us careful what we do to others in this world, sow good seeds, that someday, we may reap bountiful blessings, goodness, and mercies of the Lord forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. Mark 4:24: And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you, that hear shall more be given.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
(KJV.) EPHESIANS 4:4-6
(4) There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
(5) One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
(6) One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
ONENESS IN CHRIST
Brethren, as believers in the body of Christ; we are empowered with the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit to go out of our comfort zones, preach the gospel unto all nations of the world: unveil truthfulness of matters, concerning salvation, grace and eternity; that despite the facts, that Jesus shed his blood, died on the cross to pay for all our past, present, future sins, grant salvation, grace, and life everlasting; he also said, go and sin no more: (John 8:11}: you see! No matter how saved we are on this earth, there is also a day of judgment coming soon, when all souls will appear before the throne of judgment, to account for our works on earth, be it good or bad; therefore, let us not continue to indulge in sinful attributes, hating, instead of loving one another under the umbrella of grace.
Nowadays, Christendom is divided, we have gone separate ways, with different doctrines, lost focus entirely on what matters most to Jesus Christ, that, all souls may be exposed to the kingdom words, have change of hearts, come out from the world of darkness into his marvellous lights; not perish in damnation, but rather have everlasting lives: (John 3:16); therefore, as the body of Christ, it is time to rise up, put on the whole armor of Christ our Lord and Savior, boldly preach the gospel truth, the Holy Spirit will iron the hearts of humanity to obey his voice, be actively involve in what goes on in and around our neighborhoods, vicinities, cities, generate, incorporate programs which will attract wandering, aimless, souls into participating in purposeful, meaningful activities; also, participate in peacemaking processes, never behave ourselves as children of Ephraim being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle: cf. Psalm78:9; if we are anointed, empowered, appointed as soldiers of Christ and as lights among darkness, it's time to step up boldly, affect positive changes in this world; for the enemy is roaming around like a roaring wounded lion, causing havoc and caustic situations on earth; therefore, let us lay aside differences in doctrines, come together as one body, with one common goal, commune on strategies to counteract the evil works, enlighten the hearts of souls with the gospel truth, implement newer approaches to preaching the gospel: come together as one body, stand fast with love for one another, let us be our brother's keepers, the enemy is a loser! Jesus conquered the world, victory remains ours forevermore.
Lately, it seems as if the kingdom of darkness is prevailing against humanity; there are devastating news media coverages over most parts of the world; the question to ask ourselves is, what is going on? until we ask rightful questions, we cannot spiritually discern the cause and effectiveness of the evil concurrences of this world; this is where the body of Christ comes into play; let us now rise up, pray fervently, seek the face of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, to have the divine interventions required at this time, for peace to reign supreme on earth; the key to our troubled world lays in the hands of Jesus Christ, that he may have mercy, release it into the hands of the body of Christ, for the benefits of all nations of the world: all things shall be well again in his Holy Name! Let us pray for the Peace of this world! Amen and Amen!
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Matthew 28:19-20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father; and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
(KJV.) HEBREWS 10:37-39
(37) For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
(38) Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
(39) But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition, but of them, that believe to the saving of the soul.
SURELY, I COME QUICKLY!
Brethren, over the years, we have heard sermons from preachers all over the globe, preached the gospel of the second coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; many have asked, when will this happen? Jesus gave his disciples the answer to this question, as he sat upon the mount of Olives, cf. Matthew 24:3:51; after a careful study of his words, we may compare and contrast his narratives to present day concurrences of evil works, all over the world; which explains exactly how far we are in manifestations of his second coming; therefore, those of us, who believes that he is actually coming back again soon, hang in there! for there are many who still do not believe in this manifestation; as believers, let us not lose focus in anticipation, the expectation of his second coming; persevere with good faith, believe of his righteousness, faithfulness, and fulfillment of his words; never think or do otherwise, to backslide into the world of darkness; but be readily prepared to meet with Jesus in the firmament of his glory, and dwell peacefully with him in life everlasting.
However, while we wait upon Jesus Christ, no one knows exactly when he will appear in the skies to receive his believers unto himself; therefore, let us be prepared every day, just in case the rapture begins abruptly, we are not left behind in this world of darkness; the question is, how do we prepare ourselves to inherit the eternal kingdom with Jesus Christ? if we ask this question, the answers are as follows; repent, receive, believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of the world, have faith in his righteousness, walk in the spirit, resist the lust of the flesh; cf. Galatians 5:16-26; love one another, be merciful to the poor and needy, forgive others their trespasses.
If we do all these things, we are in the will of Jesus Christ, and are already prequalified to inherit the promise of eternity; consequently, let us keep on walking as lights of the world, focus our minds on eternity, never get distracted by fleshly desires of this world, continue to spread the gospel unto all nations of the world, cf. Matthew 24:14: for the heathens to hear, repent and receive Jesus Christ, salvation, and eternal lives; wait for the promise. Jesus is faithful to his words! He will surely come quickly! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
(KJV.) II CORINTHIANS 2:9-11
(9) For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
(10) To whom ye forgive anything, I forgive also: for if I forgave anything, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes, forgave I it in the person of Christ.
(11) Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
RELEASE THE BURDEN!
Brethren, this is Apostle Paul, ministering to believers about forgiveness of offenders; to forgive, is to pardon others who might have wrong us, to cast away negative feelings towards offenders; not to retaliate negatively for wrongful actions and behaviors, to revenge or desire to punish offenders: cf. Matthew 5:45-48; but rather, embrace them with love, be good to them; regardless of how we feel towards offenders, let us not repay evil for evil, but good for evil: cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:15; pray to overcome issues, ask for the power to forgo burdens and traces of unforgiveness that overburdens our hearts, forgive the offenders, forget their offenses, to have peace within our innermost spirits.
Many times, we find it difficult to forgive offenders, hang onto offenses, for days, weeks, months, at times, throughout a lifetime; this should not be so! per the scriptures: Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath. Neither, give place to the devil. cf. Ephesians 4:26-27; you see!, we give places to the devil within our hearts, to engineer our lives, mind our businesses, whenever we keep offenses; therefore, let us not allow spirits of anger infiltrate of hearts, to overshadow the glories of Jesus Christ in our lives, allow the enemy to reign supreme in our hearts; as humans, we will get offended by others, but it is godly on our parts to let go and let Jesus Christ take control of our hearts; for he said, if we forgive offenders their offenses, our heavenly father will also forgive our offenses, contrarily, if we refuse to forgive offenders, our heavenly father will not forgive our offenses as well: cf. Matthew 6:14-15; therefore, let us forgive one another's offenses, that we may obtain mercies of our Father whenever we trespass against him, through our advocate Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Through the love and mercies of our Father, he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him, should not perish but have everlasting life. cf. John 3:16; this is an unmerited favor, no one deserves to receive, yet he gave to humanity; therefore, if we have received such a grace, let us be merciful, show kindness, love one another as ourselves; as we dwell together in this world, there will be times, when we will step, trample on each other's toes, offend one another, that is alright, but let us not allow offenses to cloud our visions, darken hearts, not to shine as lights of the world; forgive one another as our Father forgives our trespasses through the blood of Jesus Christ; again, forgive offenders, forget offences, depart from evil, do good; seek peace and pursue it in Jesus Holy Name. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because of your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
(KJV.) JAMES 1:19-21
(19) Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
(20) For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
(21) Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
CALMNESS OF SPIRITS
Brethren, as men and women of faith; let our spoken words be few, full of wisdom and grace, when we speak too many words, at times, we miss crucial points of discussions, become sounding brass to the hearers, who need to assimilate wisdom from our utterances: it is better to cultivate the habits of listening patiently to speakers, hear their points of views first, before we speak, never interrupt other speakers, or speak arrogantly with vexations of spirits, regardless of our perceptions; rather, let us come together with the agape love of Jesus Christ, commune on issues pertaining to our faith, to move the body of Christ forward, among world of darkness.
Momentarily, the Holy Spirit might take control of believers, to prophesy, preach, teach his words to congregations; during those times, no one can interrupt his oracles; therefore, we have to relate his words truthfully, as they flow into our spirits from the throne of grace; when not being used by the Holy Spirit, but among other people, let us cultivate the habits of quietness, listen carefully to connotations, think wisely, understand points of views first, before we speak out words of wisdom into their hearts, never judge others quickly, but leave all judgements to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Rather, let us love, encourage, with kindness towards one another, spread the gospel of truth to all nations of the world, shine as lights among darkness, in everything, glorify Jesus Christ forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY
(KJV.) Proverbs 14:29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding, but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
(KJV.) 1 TIMOTHY 6:10
(10) For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
SEEK ETERNAL BLESSINGS
In Paul's letter to his son Timothy, he advised him on issues concerning wealth; saying, For the love of money is the root of all evil; at times, when we lack monetary resources, we lose sleep over what to do, in other to meet financial obligations in life; on the other hand, there are wealthy people who lose sleep over their riches as well; simply because they aren't sure if the stock market will go up or down suddenly, their lifetime savings may perish with the wind if things go negatively; therefore, it is important that we rather focus on eternal blessings, that never corrodes or decays, content with everyday blessings of the LORD, for it maketh rich and he addeth no sorrows with it. cf. Proverbs 10:22; let us not pursue riches of this world,to points, whereby eagerness, overshadows glories of Jesus Christ, to backslide from the faith, into dubious, deceitful ways of the enemy, lose salvation and eternal lives with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Deuteronomy 16:19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment: thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert, the words of the righteous.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
(KJV.) PSALM 107:1-3
(1) O give thanks unto the LORD. for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
(2) Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
(3) And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.
PRAISE BE TO GOD!
Brethren, today is another day the LORD has made, a day which no one earned, but full of grace, for his children to dwell peacefully with one another, enjoy abundance of blessings; therefore, before we face the world every morning; let us endeavor to give thanks unto him, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, for his goodness and mercies that endure forever, for, before, we were in bondage of iniquities, darkness of this world, but was set freed by the blood of Jesus Christ; we are no longer children of the darkness, rather of the light; therefore, let us face each day with cheerfulness, know that Jesus Christ owns our lives, watches over our souls momentarily, trust him with the challenges we come across in this world, he overcame the world, cf. John 16:33; we are overcomers as well, by his death, resurrection and in his Holy Name. Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY
(KJV.) Psalm 106:1 Praise ye the LORD, O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.