Wednesday, November 30, 2016
(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 1:18-21
(18) Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
(19) Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
(20) But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
(21) And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Brethren, whenever we say that Jesus Christ is in control of all things of this world; at times, people dispute that statement as an incorrect proclamation; saying, if Christ is in control, then, why are all these calamities befallen this generation?
If we ponder on this question, to find the correct answers; let us study the text together, maybe we will find something that resonates to how our Father interferes in the affairs of the earth, in other to bring his purposes of accomplishing on the earth: we all know the story of the birth of Jesus Christ, however, the events that led to his conception and birth was not normal, it is what the world would categorize as "out of norms", regardless, it was orchestrated from our Father in heaven; therefore, as believers, there are moments of our lives, whereby we receive revelations from the Holy Spirits to act upon, that our carnal minds cannot fully understand why we should follow his instructions; regardless, let us not hinder his voice to disobey him, however, pray about all things, and endeavor to do the will of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Subsequently, a virgin Mary was engaged to a handsome guy called Joseph; however, before they knew each other as man and wife, the virgin was found with a child; hold on right here! how could this happen? well, it did happen! let us read the gospel of Luke 1:34-35: "Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also "that holy thing," which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God."; listen to how the angel referred to the fetus of Jesus Christ, "that holy thing,", the angel referred to the word, which has not yet manifested in the flesh; cf. John 1:1-4; also, our Father is no respecter of man, though Joseph was engaged to his wife Mary, it did not really matter to him; he interrupted the procedure of the holy matrimony, to manifest his word in the flesh, whether they cooperated with him or not; this type of action, tells you and me, that our Father is in control of all things of the earth, including humanity, he can do whatever he desires, whether we like it or not; as believers, at times, when we receive instructions from angels, dreams, and visions prophecies, let us pay attentions to the voice of the Holy Spirit, endeavor to do his will as directed from above, that the name of Jesus Christ may be glorified through the obedience of his words; for, at times, the ways in which Jesus accomplishes his will in believer's lives, may not make sense to humanity, however, if we obey his voice, take the necessary steps, momentarily, the purposes of Jesus Christ will manifest through our lives, to touch the lives of others.
Joseph was not happy with what he found out about Mary, thought on what to do with her, whether to denounce her publicly as a wife; cf. Deuteronomy 22:21-24, 24:1-4; the text says, "behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost." the lesson in this text is; whenever we agree to do the will of our Father, he establishes, proves our callings, that the world will perceive that it is his will, not ours; therefore, if we have received a word from the Holy Spirit, to undertake a certain task for the glory of Jesus Christ, today, let us know for sure that he is our strengths for his works, never doubt, to move forward with him, rather be courageous, take on the task, and shine the light among darkness.
Also, the angel announced the mission of Jesus Christ to Joseph; saying, "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins."; you see! according to the text, Jesus came to the world to offer salvation to humanity; therefore, if we have not yet received him, let us come unto him for salvation before it is too late: our Father is an author and finisher of our callings; therefore, whenever he calls his servants, he already know the outcome of their service to him, from the beginning to the end of their assignments all things are before him; if that is so, then, no type of evil works can counteract his will in our lives; in the case of Jesus, he came to the world to save his people from their sins; was his mission accomplished successfully? I will say yes, he did! therefore, whatever our callings are in the body of Christ, though there may be sufferings in present times; Jesus our Lord and Savior suffered as well working his assignment, he did not give up the task, but persevere and accomplish his mission successfully, received the name above all names; therefore, believers, it is our turn to forbear all things, persevere, finish the race: for, Jesus is in control! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. Matthew 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
Monday, November 28, 2016
(KJV.) EXODUS 2:7-9
(7) Then said his sister to Pharoah's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
(8) And Pharoah daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother.
(9) And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child and nursed it.
Brethren, we all know the story of Moses in the book of Exodus, his birth, growth and how he was used mightily by our Father, to deliver his chosen ones out of the bondage; however, in a nutshell, after Joseph died, there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph, as the children of our Father grew mightier than the citizens; he advised the Hebrew midwives to kill every male born babies, but save the lives of the female babies; however, the midwives were godfearing and did not act upon his words; therefore, our Father saved their lives from the hands of the king, and blessed them abundantly; therefore, as believers, at times when we are under pressures to comply with evil works, let us follow our consciences, allow the holy spirit to guide our thought processes to do the will of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, never compromise the purposes of our Father, for worldly desires.
Subsequently, Moses was born to a Hebrew mother, who hid him in the house for three months to save his life from the king, when she could no longer hide him from the public, laid him in a small ark of bulrushes, and left him on the river banks where the daughter of Pharoah normally bathed, while his sister watched from afar to see what will happen to him; the daughter of Pharoah walked along the riverside with her maidens, she found the baby crying, immediately she had compassion on him, drew him out the water; this is also the handiwork of our Father, his technical engineering capabilities to accomplish his purposes in human lives; Therefore, whenever he has an agenda for human lives, from birth to the end of our days, Jesus engineers all things together to accomplish his purposes; from within our innermost spirits, to shine throughout the entire world, therefore, when things happen, positively or negatively in believers lives, let us not be agitated, but know that Jesus is in control of our lives, working all things together for good, and there are no coincidences of life.
Then said his sister to Pharoah's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee? wait a minute here! Excuse me, where did you come from? This is the question anyone would expect Pharoahs daughter to ask the maid, but did she asked her any question? no! she did not, if she did, it was not recorded in the text, however, she commanded her to go, she went and called the child's mother, Pharoah's daughter gave her the child to nurse for wages; here is another miraculous ways of our Father, first of all, Pharoah's daughter, should have asked numerous questions before hiring the woman to nurse the child, but the text did not mention if she did; however, our Father, used the same avenue of faith to bless the mother of the child, while she nursed her own baby with love, good health, and growth; you see! at times, all it takes for us to receive our blessings, are to take the steps of faith, one step at a time, Jesus will take care of the rest of our undertakings: secondly, the Hebrew woman who nursed Moses, believed that if she hides her baby from the king, he will not lay hands to kill him; as the result of her faith with works, Moses life was not destroyed by him, but end up in the palace as the grandson of king Pharoah, who wanted to kill him in the first place; therefore, let us not take our Father for granted, his ways are mysterous, and his wonders are performed in his own creation forever and evermore.
Dearly beloved, the thing is, if the mighty creator of all things, appoints his people as instruments, before foundation of the world; he engineers all things of this world to accomplish his purposes in their lives; therefore, as believers, regardless of what may bewail our souls in this present times, let us know for sure that Jesus Christ is aware of them all, has everything under control, though there may be hurdles to overcome through our sufferings, regardless, his will shall be done in due times; let us be encouraged not to take our eyes off Jesus Christ, but to trust in him with all our hearts, he is our strength and shield through difficult times. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
(5) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.
(6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
TRUST IN THE LORD!
Brethren, today's text is for those who may be in suffering times, praying fervently and hoping that Jesus Christ will intervene in situations, speedily answer their prayers; King Solomon, son of David wrote the above words of encouragements, saying, "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." therefore, let us trust in our Father, when we pray unto him, be fully aware that he knows what our petitions are before we approach him, and already answered our prayers: cf. Daniel chapter 6; also, when we pray, let us not use vain repetitions, rather trust in him that he heard, and taken care of the desires of our hearts by the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, be thankful, hopeful, cheerful, and wait for the answers; never worry about the same issues once we pray unto him, rather free ourselves from the burdens of our shoulders, continue to trust in him!
Dearly beloved, in all our undertakings, let us acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, pray to our Father, through his holy name for directions, victories, protections, blessings, healings, peace, happiness forever and evermore. Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith, let us put our trust in him! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Psalm 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Friday, November 25, 2016
(KJV.) JAMES 2:1-4
(1) My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
(2) For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
(3) And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my foostool:
(4) Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
THE EYE SERVICE
Brethren, in this world, many times, we miss out on the blessings of Jesus Christ, simply because we are unable to discern his miraclous ways; inferentially, angels of heaven, can appear as humans on earth, to manifest the blessings of the LORD, deliver souls from devasting situations; for example, Father Abraham encoutered with the LORD in the plains of Mamre, while he sat at in the tent door, in the heat of the day; after Abraham entertained the angels, he received the promise for the birth of Isaac; cf. Genesis 18; if, he did not invite the angels into his tent, generously catered for them on that faithful afternoon; let us ask ourselves, what would have happened to his blessings, that we are partakers of today? this is a point to ponder on!
Therefore, no one knows for sure, ways in which Jesus Christ will manifest his promises in our lives; with that mindsets; let us endeavor to accept people from diverse backgrounds, regardless of who they are on earth, when we come across strangers from all walks of life, first of all, let us view them as souls; secondly, receive them as brothers and sisters from the same Father, thirdly, love them as ourselves; fourthly, give them the benefit of doubts, to understand the reasons why people behave themselves in certain mannerisms, than what the world categorizes as norms; have mercy on them, as Jesus is merciful to all souls, not only that, but accept them for who they are in this world, leave the judgments up to Jesus Christ, there is an appointed day for judging all souls; let us be careful of our utterances against one another. cf. Matthew 12:36.
There is a proverb that says, not to judge a book by its cover, but read its contents first; therefore, let us not judge by appearances, judge one another with wrong judgements, but judge righteously, get closer to people, know them for who they are first before we form ideas, opinions about them: case in point, when Jesus came on earth, his own received him not, or accept him as the expected Messiah, to believe in him as the son of our Father; therefore, they persecuted him throughout his ministry, and eventually crucified him, after his death, before the eyes of their understandings were enlightended to the truth, that he is, the son of our Father, they proclaimed his glory before men; cf. Matthew 27:54; therefore, let us not close our minds and hearts on people of this world, cast them away, but rather, clear our consceinces of insinauted negative thoughts against them, embrace and love one another as ourselves.
Today, Apostle James is saying to humanity, refrain from doing eyeservice, to pick and choose who to embrace, associate with in this world, also, never judge people with preconcieve ideas, think evil thoughts against them; but rather, treat one another with love, kindness, seek peace and pursue it: give thanks; for this is the will of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen and Amen!.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgement.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 13:12-15
(12) So after He had washed their feet, and had taken His garments, and was set down again, He said to them, Know ye what I have done to you?
(13) Ye call Me Master and Lord, and ye say well; for so I am.
(14) If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
(15) For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
HUMILITY THROUGH SERVICE
Brethren, whether we realized it or not, from dawn to sunset, every day of our lives, we serve one another in this world; even in the garden of Eden, our Father, served Adam with all creatures great and small to name, have dominion over and Eve for a wife, cf Genesis 2:20, 3:20; therefore, if our Father the creator, served his own creation, then, as miniature gods, created in his own likeness, let us do likewise, serve one another.
In reference to the above chapter of the text; before the feast of Passover, when Jesus Christ knew that it was time for him to face persecutions, death on the cross, and resurrection; he thought his disciples a lesson on humility through service to one another: what he did was, he rose up from the dinner table, laid down his garments, took a towel, girded himself, poured water into a basin, began to wash the disciple's feet, wipe them with the towel girded around himself; when he came to Simon Peter's turn, he resisted, commented, saying, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter, the conversation continued between him and Peter, read verses, 7-10: after Jesus was done washing their feet, he sat down again, ask them a question, "Do you realized what I have just done to you?"
Let us see if we can answer this question accurately; first of all, ponder on the question, what did Jesus do to his disciple? We all know the answer, he washed their feet, which someone in his deity should not do to his subordinates, it was supposed to be the other way round; secondly, if, he is a deity, then, what was the motive behind his washing their feet? now, it is time to troubleshoot for the answer; and the answer is, to show and tell; Jesus has to demonstrate to his disciples, what he needed for them to do; therefore, he humbled himself before them, in other for them to perceive that despite the facts that they are his disciple, their callings are included with serving others, with humbleness of hearts.
Therefore, Jesus said unto them, "Ye calls me Master and Lord, very well said, that is who I am; if I am your Master and Lord, but have washed your feet, then, you ought to wash one another's feet."; what a great lesson to learn, not just for believers alone, but also to humanity; whether we realize it or not, we either we serve one another in friends and family circles, the secular world or within the faith establishments, the little things we do for one another around the clock; directly or indirectly we serve, and cannot refrain from serving one another in this world; therefore, if we have to serve one another regardless, then, let us embrace our callings, duties, and responsibilities with positive attitudes, cheerfully serve one another, as Jesus demonstrated in this chapter, know that we do all things to glorify him on earth and forever and evermore: serve one another! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
(KJV.) PSALM 100:4-5
(4) Enter into His gates with thanksgiving. And into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
(5) For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth to all generations.
THE EXPRESSION OF GRATITUDE
The ponder point is, why did Jesus pray in the presence of his followers, rather than secretly when performing certain miracles? the answer is in the following verse. let's read, Jesus prayed saying; "And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me."cf.. 42; Jesus prayed certain prayers in their presence, simply because, he wanted them to fully understand that our Father sent him, hears and answers his prayers; this is faith in action! Secondly, he prayed before them in other to strengthen unbeliever's faith to believe in him as part of our Father, and for the believers to have faith in him; therefore, as believers, let us not shun away when we ought to pray for someone, but be bold, brave to step up to the plate, exercise faith to the maximum degree to counteract evil works; Jesus is our strength, he never puts his believers to shame ever.
Though Jesus was part of our Father, he gave him the glory which belongs unto him before the eyes of men: when he glorified him on earth; subsequently, our Father glorified him and commanded to glorify him again. cf. John 12;28; therefore, as believers, when we confess Jesus Christ before men, do his will, he will also confess us before the angels of our Father; on the contrarily, if we deny him before men, he will also deny us before the angels in heaven. cf. Luke 12:8-9; therefore, let us do his will diligently, for our lights to shine before men, that they may see our good works and glorify our Father which is heaven. cf. Matthew 5:16; for he glorifies his children that honor him through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good for his mercy endureth for ever. cf. Psalm 107:1. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day! Be blessed forever and evermore! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Psalm 96:2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
Monday, November 21, 2016
(KJV.) HEBREWS 13:15-16
(15) By him, therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
(16) But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
THE FRUIT OF OUR LIPS
Brethren, King David, in his lifetime, played the harps, wrote many psalms of thanksgivings, praises, and adorations to our Father; as a result, he called him, the man after his own heart: therefore, when believers give thanks to our Father, glorify his holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, he smiles upon them, takes absolute control of their lives, solves all their problems, blesses them with earthly and heavenly blessing.
This week is a week of thanksgiving, what the above text is saying to believers, is to offer sacrifice of praises to our Father, not on the day of thanksgiving alone, but each and every moment of our lives, we are to honor him with the fruits of our lips, pray, supplicate, sing songs of praises, and give thanks, testify about his victories, healings, blessings, miracle, signs, and wonders as well; do goodwill, that is to say, be nice to the poor and needy, invite those who do not have families to dine with, the orphans, homeless, widow/widowers to the thanksgiving dinner table, share our delicacies or buy someone a bag of groceries for thanksgiving day; for this is the will of Jesus Christ, if we honor his words, share our blessings with others, it is pleasing to the eyes of our Father than thousand bullocks, rams, lambs of sacrifices unto him: therefore, as believers, let us double check our guest list for thanksgiving day, see whose name is missing on the list, no matter how we feel about them, write their names, call them over to dinner, for the love of our Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; let us surprise someone, share our blessings with them on thanksgiving day!
Though there will be moments in human lives, whereby we may feel downcasted, overwhelmed with life challenges, let us not allow sorrowful spirits to inhabit our souls, overtake our emotion to beat ourselves down, think negatively about ourselves; the devil is a liar! let us not have any doubts that our lives are over, it is not over yet; instead of allowing negative thoughts into our mindsets, trust in Jesus Christ, the author, and finisher of our lives, perceive that regardless of what may be going on in our lives, physically, or emotionally, our persecutions, bewailments, trials, tribulations, sicknesses, afflictions or losses, Jesus knows about them all, and already prevailed against all odds, already won the battles by his death on the cross and resurrection from the tomb, we are victorious forevermore; therefore, let not our hearts be troubled, but believe in him, put on happy faces regardless of what may be our sufferings, have faith in Jesus Christ, that all things are set to be well again, never allow infiltration spirits to talk to our minds, to feel like failures in this world, there are no failures in Jesus Christ, in him we are winners forevermore. he said, 'Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in our Father, believe also in me." cf. John 14:1: therefore, let us trust, praise and give thanks to him forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Psalm 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
Friday, November 18, 2016
(KJV.) ROMANS 13:1-4
(1) Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
(2) Whosoever, therefore, resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
(3) For rulers are not a terror to good works, but the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
(4) For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
THE THRESHOLD OF FAITH
Brethren, from the heavens unto the earth, whether we realize it or not, Jesus Christ is in control of all things; as humans, we live in this world, but we do not owe the world, its contents, nor ourselves; therefore, let us humble ourselves before our Father, allow him to do his will, through us, among us, within his creation; however, many times, directly or indirectly, we rebel against our creator, by not discerning his ways, yield to his will; this should not be so for believers, let us not have doubts in this world, rather perceive all circumstances through the spiritual lenses of Jesus Christ, whether good or evil works, trust in him; for King Solomon wrote, Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6.
The above text speaks of total submission to our Father's authority on earth; in other to understand him, we have to realize that, the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. cf. Psalm 24:1; therefore, if he owns the entire world, including the people, then he has the rights to engineers things of his jurisdiction, do whatever needed to be done, to suit his intended purposes in heaven or on earth: with that in mind, can we tell him what to do within his own creation? Wrong! let us ponder on these things! one thing to realize for sure is, that our Father is always for his people, his love is enormous towards them, everything he does, is to the benefit humanity, therefore, he wills and deals on their behalves, to make sure that his intended purposes manifest on earth; there are times, when we may not fully understand, or agree to his purposes for our lives, regardless, let us not rebel, rather trust him, submit ourselves, accept his will for our lives, as Jesus Christ submitted to his will, even unto death on the cross, allow his will be done in human lives, inherit great rewards and eternal lives.
Life is not an easy journey; at certain times of our lives, there will be roughness, unforeseen bumpy rocky thresholds to overcome; regardless of our failures, there is hope in Jesus Christ, to overcome whatever we categorise as failures, there are no failures in him, that is for sure, let us trust in him, for he takes the broken pieces of our lives, piece them back together again, that the world may perceive his manifestations, and give him all glory, whether we realise what he does in our lives or not, Jesus is in the center of our lives, working all things together for positive end results; if we have fallen down abruptly, whiles on the journeys of faith, let us be encouraged to rise up, shake up ourselves, march forward in the strength of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, for he is by our sides, holding our hands, leading the pathways to final destinations of our lives. Always have faith in him! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
(KJV.) PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7
(6) Be careful of nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
(7) And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
GRACE AND PEACE BE UNTO YOU!
Brethren, whenever we face life's challenges, let us not worry ourselves, always perceive things with godly attitudes; trust in our Father, regardless of what our predicaments maybe, understand that we are not only in physical battles but, also, in spiritual battles with the enemy of our souls; anytime, we find ourselves in difficulties, let us pray fervently, girdle up our loins of faith, and trust in our Father, give thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Remember, everything that happens on earth originates from the spiritual realms; therefore, the weapons of our warfares are not of the flesh, but mighty before our Father, to the casting down of strongholds. cf. II Cor. 10:4; therefore, regardless of how anyone feels when in struggles, prayer is the key to deliverances, we have to pray, trust in our Father, victories are ours in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior: when we persevere in prayers, we actually fight in other to break down strongholds, yokes, burdens upon our hearts, obstacles, and hindrances, set ourselves free from the shackles of Satan, to walk in the victories already granted through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ; his blood avails much!
In the above text, believers are encouraged not to worry about anything, however; in everything, to pray, sing songs of praises, give thanks to our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, show humility before the throne of grace, pour our hearts unto him, receive his goodness and mercies that endures forever; cf. Matthew 6:25-33; therefore, my brothers and sisters, regardless of what may be our predicaments, our lives are not over yet, and all is not lost, there are still brighter days ahead to enjoy ourselves, therefore, cheer up, trust in the Lord, never lean on our own carnal understandings, to fear for our lives, worry over things of this world or have anxieties, but rather, take every thought of evil captive, cast away negative words of infiltration spirits, but ponder on positive thoughts, stand steadfastly in faith; and for the love of our Father, we are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Grace and Peace be unto you all! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
(KJV.) I CORINTHIANS 3:3-5
(3) For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal and walk as men?
(4) For while one saith, I am of Paul and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
(5) Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
BE IN ONE ACCORD!
Brethren, as members of the body of Christ, our common goal is to preach the gospel, enlighten the minds of souls to come out of darkness into the marvelous lights of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, have salvation, free grace, hope, and eternal lives: well said and done!
In this Era, there are divisions within the body of Christ; instead of the members to work together as a team, with one accord, one purpose, everyone have gone their different ways; therefore, there are enviousness, strives, competitions and divisions among brethren, we have lost focus on the intended purposes of the establishment of Christ; subsequently, the enemy has infiltrated the churches; Jesus said, "And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand." cf. Mark 3:24-25; therefore, let us lay aside our differences, refrain from attacking one another about doctrine; what Jesus said, versus what Paul said, and who is saying what?; rather, come together as a body, as brothers and sisters with a common goal, to preach the word, be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering, doctrine. cf. 2 Timothy 4:2; for we are all appointed by Jesus Christ for good works, and Jesus already laid the groundwork to build upon, therefore, let us focus on our callings, work the good works, regardless of persecutions, reproaches, sufferings, be patient, persevere, never give up, throw in the towels, walk away; for the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. cf. Romans 8:18.
Dearly beloved, the whole earth is in the presence of our Father, he does not see only one part of the earth, but see its entirety, therefore, he appoints his ministers from all the four corners of the world, it does not matter to him who to call, if any souls heart is right before him, he will select and use that soul for his glory; therefore, let us accept believers from all walks of life, not within our circles alone, but extend love to other believers outside our vicinities, states, nations as well, work as a team, be on the one page, cast away divisions, resist the evil works of the enemy, temptations to fall into sins, and he will flee away; he flees away only for a season, let us be careful, he is our common enemy to resist not our fellow brothers and sisters within the body of Christ: love and embrace one another, for this is the will of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen and Amen!
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) I Corinthians 3:10-11 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master-builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
(KJV.) EPHESIANS 4:6-8
(6) One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
(7) But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
(8) Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
THE GIFTED GRACE
Brethren, Praise be to our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forever and evermore: Amen!
There is only one Father of all creation, through him, all things came into existence, all things belong unto him alone; and within all things created, is the spirit of his son Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; therefore, let us acknowledge him alone as our Father, the creator, and giver of all gifts, delight in his creation, worship and praise his Holy Name forevermore.
In this twenty-first century, there are still unbelievers who think otherwise, that there are other gods, that can help them survive in this world; therefore, they worship other mini-gods, such as the god of thunder, the sun, the moon, stars, rocks, man-made images, are instruments of spiritistic, occultists, sorceries, mediumships, witcheries, etc.; today, Jesus is saying to his believers, "be careful of these things, they are not of me, never get sidetracked from the faith into idolatries."; in everything, seek our Father alone, trust and believe through me, and all things shall be possible unto you, cf. Matthew 19:26; as believers, we are saved and sanctified by the blood of Jesus Christ; so, whenever we consult the instruments of darkness, we defile ourselves, and contaminate the indwelling powers of the Holy Spirit, and backslide into the world of darkness; therefore, let us be careful of what we believe, not to fall into the traps of the enemy of our souls, to serve, worship and obey him.
Per the above text, every soul, believers or unbelievers, is given a grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ: therefore, all gifts are not the same, we cannot compare our gifts with other people gifts; for our Father distributes gifts according to the capacity of the receiver, and by the unmerited favor given through Jesus Christ; some souls receive good gifts, while others evil; some more, while others less; regardless, everyone is gifted from heaven, before we enter into this world: unbelievers, who have not yet received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, but are gifted, use their gifts to serve the world in deferent ways; therefore, other spiritistic channels, as mention in the above paragraph are gifts of grace as well, received from our Father; in the future when they come to Christ, their gifts will be sanctified, sharpened for good works, and utilized for his righteousness sake.
Dearly beloved, we are all gifted on this earth, therefore, let us rise up and shine, illuminate as lights of the world of darkness through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Roman 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen!
Monday, November 14, 2016
(KJV.) I TIMOTHY 6:17-19
(17) Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
(18) That they do good, that they are rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
(19) Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
BE GOOD TO OTHERS!
Brethren, as humans, we came into this world naked, with nothing in our hands; and when we sleep in death, we carry nothing out of this world either; therefore, let us be content with the blessings of our Father, never compare, compete with others, who we think have more blessings on earth than we do, to run a race, in other to keep up with them; at times, worry ourselves, beat down our souls, feel like failures, drain energies, work tirelessly for worldly possessions that decay, riches that corrode, rust, fade away, perish with the wind; so far as Jesus Christ is concern, no one is a failure in this world, all lives matter, whether the rich or the poor, there is a purpose for every soul born to earth; therefore, let us be content with what we have in this world; whether half or full cup of blessings; if we are alive and well, that is the major blessing for humanity: also, it is alright to admire other people's blessings, yet pray, hope for more blessings for ourselves; however, the wisdom key to unlock the blessings of our Father is, to seek first his kingdom, and in his righteousness, then all things will automatically fall into our lives, earthly and eternal blessings, free grace, peace, joy and everlasting life.
Per the above text, Apostle Paul assigns believers to minister to the rich people of this world, not to be too arrogant, pompous, prideful, to place their confidences in temporary, material possessions; but, to put their trust in our Father, the giver of all things to delight in this world; do goodwill, share their possessions with others, embrace people who are not in their own affluent circles, love and care for them, with such gestures, they build their own mansions above, and while they give away earthly possessions to the poor and needy on earth; subsequently, they acquire heavenly possessions which does not decay, but in stored in heavenly places for future inheritances, not only that, but their good deeds on earth qualifies them to automatically inherit eternal lives as well: let us read this interesting narrative of Jesus Christ, regarding the rich man and Lazarus, cf. Luke 16:19-31: let us love, be kind, care for one another as ourselves, for everything we do on earth, are recorded in the heavenly book of records, whether good or evil works, someday everyone will stand before the judgement throne to account for their works.
Dearly beloved, no matter what type of situations we find ourselves in today; let us put our trust in Jesus Christ, there is hope in him, that things will get better by his grace, do not feel downcasted, but put on a happy face, never allow the enemy the chance to jubilate over our souls, no matter what is going on, give glory to Jesus; if we feel overwhelmed with burdens upon our shoulders, pray, rest in him, know that he already conquered the storms prevailing over our lives, they are over now, though we may feel dredged with its flood waters, yet, we are alive; all is not lost in the storms, therefore, let us part ourselves dry, give glory to our Father for his saving grace through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, move forward in life, with faith, in his righteousness forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) I Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of Faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 11:25-26
(25) Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
(26) And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
Brethren, many times, we have tried to decipher the code of our Father, to know how he engineers all things together from heavenly places to manifest on earth; however, no one knows the wisdom of his works; therefore, at times, when the plans of humanity do not work out favorably, in ways which they ought to work, we take matters into our own hands, try to rebel, to points whereby unconsciously, we might strive against our maker; today, Jesus Christ is saying to humanity, trust me, put all your fears and anxieties to rest, relax, have peace within yourselves, there is nothing to worry about, all is well; be peaceful!
In the above chapter, in a nutshell, Lazarus, the brother of Martha, had fallen sick and died, buried in the grave for four days already before Jesus got there; when Martha saw Jesus, she said to him, Lord, if you have been here, my brother would not have died: Jesus said unto her; "Thy brother shall rise again."; however, this is not the reply Martha expected from Jesus, therefore, she answered; "I know that he will rise up again in the resurrection at the last day.": Jesus said, (i) I am the resurrection and the life: let us ponder on this fragment of his statement, Jesus claimed to be the resurrection and the life; it this truly? I will say yes, it is true! Fruit of thoughts, when Jesus made this statement, he was still alive, not yet crucified to die, resurrect from the tomb; however, he came to earth, as the light of life, therefore, in himself, he has the capability as a Light of life, to resurrect the dead back to life; cf. John 1:4; before he was crucified, died and rose again from the dead by the same resurrection power of the Holy Spirit; inferentially, the Light force came out of his mortal body while he hanged on the cross, stepped aside, waited for three days, for the prophecy to be fulfilled, entered his mortal body on the third day, Jesus woke up from his sleep; subsequently, the same Light force of life, which rose Jesus again from the dead, in the same manner, will resurrect sleeping souls back to life on the day of reconciliation, some unto damnation, while others unto life everlasting; there is no doubt about this: believe it or not!
Dearly beloved, there is nothing to fear about death if we are in Jesus Christ; when we die, we are not really dead but sleeping in the graveyards until the day of reconciliation, when trumpets will sound in heavenly places, the dead in Christ will rise first, then, souls that are alive and remaining on the earth, will catch together with them in the clouds, to meet with Jesus Christ in the skies, be with him forever and evermore: therefore, let us be readily prepared to meet with him, he is coming back again soon! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) I Thessalonians 4:14: For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
Friday, November 11, 2016
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 17:17-19
(17) Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
(18) As thou hast sent me into the world, even so, have I also sent them into the world.
(19) And for their sakes, I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
WHAT IS THE TRUTH?
Brethren, the above text is taken out of the prayers that Jesus Christ offered to our Father before his trials, sufferings, and death on the cross, to redeem our souls from bondage of iniquities; let us study the text together; (i) Jesus petitioned the Father, saying, Sanctify them through thy truth: truth, we all know is a fact, statement of reality, of accuracy or with genuine representation of facts; therefore, before we open our mouths to speak our minds, let us think wisely of what we have to say, before we utter them, once we say something, we cannot retrieve those words back again; for, words can either uplift or demean others; for what we say to others, sanctify their spirits, to lean toward the directions of what was poured into their hearts; whether good or evil connotations, spoken words are powerful, and do manifest; therefore, let us be careful what we listen to, hear from others, the social and media channels, feed ourselves with the positive influences, cast away the negativities of this present times; (ii) Jesus went on to pray, saying; thy word is truth: therefore, the truth of his words, does sanctify our souls; but what is the truth? one major point of the truth is, when we receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we receive a newer life with him, our old selves are done away with, we transform into his images, by reading and hearing of his words; therefore, let us preach the gospel facts, that believers may be sanctified through his words.
As Jesus came to the world to do the will of our Father, the same way, he had commanded believers to do his will; therefore, each and every day of our lives, let us have the mindset of Jesus Christ, with his righteousness, speak the truth, love one another as ourselves, serve him as we serve others, with cheerfulness of hearts, do goodwill, share our blessings with the poor and needy, homeless, orphans, widows and widowers etc., be blessed by his saving hands of grace forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. John 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
(KJV.) I THESSALONIANS 4:15-17
(15) For this, we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
(16) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.
(17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
THE TRUMP OF GOD
Brethren, the ways of our Father are mysterious, his wonders to perform; as humans, we perceive things of this world with carnalities; compare the Smiths, to the Jones, what happened the last time, to what may happen again; there are never dull moments of our lives, whereby, we have not doubted, wavered in faith, fully trusted Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, that he is in control of all things of this world; embrace changes, step forward into newer grounds, open doors of opportunities, delight ourselves before him; however, believers walk by faith, and not by sight; therefore, no matter what has gone wrong, or going on negatively on earth; let us remain calmly, do not follow the multitudes to cause havoc in this world; rather, perceive all circumstances through the spiritual lenses of Jesus Christ, trust him, that all things will work together for the good of humanity: another thing is, in this world, things do not just happen without the knowledge of Jesus Christ, for all things are engineered from heavenly places before manifestations on earth; whether good or evil circumstances, heavens knows all about them; therefore, let us not worry ourselves over things that are beyond our control, rather, pray fervently, have faith in Jesus Christ, be peaceful, and watch heaven turn negativities into positivities for our own benefit; therefore, let us give peace a chance in this world!
The above text explains the sudden coming of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; many times, when we lose loved ones to death, we sorrow bitterly as if they are gone forever, there is no hope of seeing them again; for believers, that is not so, there is hope in Jesus, that we will see them again: for Jesus died, buried and resurrected to life by the Holy Spirit; therefore, on the day of reconciliation, those who died in him, will also rise up again by the same spirit which rose Jesus Christ from the dead, to be with our Father in eternity: the misconceptions about what happens to those who sleep in death, and those who are alive during the second coming of Jesus Christ are analysed as well; therefore, let us study the above text carefully, to fully assimilate its contents for future ministration; also, when we lose our loved ones to death, let us not sorrow like there is no hope of seeing them again; for there is hope in Jesus Christ for those who accepted him as Lord and Savior while on earth; as for the souls who died in unrighteousness, on that faithful day, they will be at the mercies of Jesus Christ, he is the judge of all souls, knows what to do with them; therefore, those who are mournful today; Jesus says, be comforted, wipe away the tears, trust in him; those who are alive, let us continue to do his will, be faithful to our callings, walk in his righteousness, love one another as ourselves, remain peaceful on earth, have hope of eternal glory through him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous lights, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. let peace reign on earth! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. John 12:26 If any man serves me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serves me, him will my Father honor.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 15:9-10
(9) As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you; continue ye in my love.
(10) If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
CONTINUE YE IN LOVE!
Brethren, our Father is love; therefore, being in his images, let us love one another as well; if we hate or resent one another, let us not deceive ourselves, that we know who he is, for we really do not know him: from the beginning of creation, our Father created all things with love, for his love of humanity, in other for them to love one another as they love themselves, have a relationship with him, enjoy his creation, and live peaceably with one another; cf. Genesis 1:28-30.
However, what did man chose? (i) disobedience to our Father; deceived by the serpent, man ate the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, planted in the garden of Eden which our Father specifically instructed them not to consume, cf. Genesis 3; therefore, man fell from grace into woes, hardships, and have to work harder, till the ground to sustain themselves: (ii) envy, due to the fact that Cain, Abel's brother's burntofferings was rejected by our Father, but Abel's was accepted by him, the spirit of enviousness entered into the heart of Cain towards his brother; therefore, let us be careful of how we feel when we see other people prospering, while we feel like failures; there is time for everything under sun, a time to be born, and a time to die etc.; therefore, let us be encouraged to know that, our lives are not over yet, until Jesus says it is over; there are still many good times ahead for the blessings of our Father to manifest through the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; so, let us rejoice with those who are rejoicing for being blessed, never feel like failures, but keep praying for breakthroughs, and wait patiently for the blessings; (ii) hatred, Cain resented his brother Abel in his heart, and could not love him anymore, but talked harshly to him; let us not hate other people, attack them with our words, because we see the lights of our Father shinning in thier lives; (iii) death, eventually Cain struck his brother Abel to death cf. Genesis 4; therefore, let us be careful what we say negatively about other people behind their backs, for our words can turn into swords of murderings.
Therefore, as humans, we will step on toes, offend one another, but whenever, we keep grudges and malices in our hearts against our fellow brothers and sisters; knowingly or unknowingly, we are on the egdes, to hurt, or kill those people, until we let go of offenses, evil controls our hearts to retaliate against those individuals; therefore, let us take a lesson from Cain's actions; first of all, he became envious of his brother due to his burntofferings not accepted by our Father; secondily, he hated his brother Abel in his heart; action and reaction, he spoke harshly to him; thirdly, killed him: today, let us clean house, clear our minds of evil thoughts against one another, purge our hearts from filthiness, and love one another as ourselves.
Dearly beloved, in the above text, Jesus said, as the Father loves me, so, have I loved you; continue ye in my love; therefore, love is an action word in this aspect, we have to perform, it is not a maybe, or I will love whosoever I desire to love in this world; it is a commandment, that need to be obeyed; if we do not love one another as ourselves, how can we justify ourselves with the love of Christ, enjoy his free grace, that no one deserves? this is a point to ponder on! also, without love, we are nothing but talkatives, talk love but do not act upon love; cf. 1 Cor. 13:1; therefore, let us love one another as Jesus Christ loves us, for his love avails much in our lives; if we obey his words, do his will, he shine his agape love upon our souls; the same way, he obeyed our Father, did his will while on earth, dwells in his love forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. John 17:26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 1:9-12
(9) That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
(10) He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
(11) He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
(12) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
LET THERE BE LIGHT!
Brethren, when Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. cf. John 14:6: many unbelievers disagree with his statement; saying, there are other ways to our Father, and not necessarily through him alone; however, when we read the above text carefully, we can perceive that Jesus is right all along; the text says, Jesus is the true light, which lighteth every man that comes into this world: therefore, every soul born unto earth, has the Light of Jesus Christ, which lightens their earthly bodies into mortal living souls: tell me how? our Father is the source of Lights, Jesus was within the spirit of our Father, his words, spoken to create all things of both heaven and earth; and out of the breath of our Father, dwells his forceful Lights: when man was created out of ordinary dust of the ground, our Father breathe his breath of Life, which is also his forceful Light, into his nostrils, and man became a living soul: cf. Genesis 2:7; therefore, each and every soul born to earth, through the lineage of Adam and Eve, whether believers or unbelievers; has the light of our Father, and that of his word, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior within their mortal bodies.
Though many unbelievers reject him as the Son of our Father, Lord and Savior of world; nothing can change his position as part of the Holy Trinity, the true Light of our Father, that lightens the hearts of humanity; he came into this world in a fleshly bodysuit, walked among his own creation, experienced life on earth, ministered kingdom words to his fellow brothers and sisters, yet, they did not recognize who he is, or receive him as the son of our Father; though he explained to them on several occasions; at certain point, Jesus said; "I and my Father are one." cf. John 10:30; yet, they gathered themselves together around him, accused him of blasphemy to stone him to death; therefore, for him, to say that he is the way, the truth, and the Light, he is, for, the biblical facts remains the same, that he is the son of our Father before the foundation of the world: the question for today is, where do the light within our mortal bodies evaporates to when we sleep in death? this is a point to ponder on!
Brethren, the light goes back to the source of lights, our Father, through Jesus Christ the way, rests in the spirits, until the day of reconciliation, when the same resurrection power of light, the Holy Spirit, which rose up Jesus Christ from death, will enter into the sleeping souls, resurrect them back to life, with immortal bodies; the believing souls will join Jesus Christ in the skies into eternal lives; on the contrarily, the unbelieving souls, who refused to repent from their sins before death, the children of perdition, marked for damnation, will be thrown into the outermost darkness, furnace of fires, within the pits of Hades; there shall be weeping, and gnashing of teeth. cf. Matthew 13:42: also, those souls, who accept Jesus into their hearts as Lord and Savior, walk in the faith of his righteousness; he gives them the power to become the sons and daughters of our Father, and the same privilege goes to those who believe in his Holy Name; therefore, if we have not yet received him into our hearts as Lord and Savior, the time is running out, let us come unto him as soon as possible, it does not matter who we are, what is going on in our lives, come, with all labors, heavy laden, there is rest in him for our souls forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
Monday, November 7, 2016
(KJV.) I PETER 4:7
(7) But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
BEHOLD! I COME QUICKLY!
If we are able to know all about him, then, he ceases to be the Omniscient Father of all creation; for, humanity will create things, to counteract his creation; it is already happening, for we now make our own carnal statutes, counteracting his biblical statutes; therefore, we continue to turn away from his blessings, his lights deems upon our souls, we walk in darkness, brings the hand of the enemy against our lives: therefore, let us not try to stress ourselves, but fully delight in the things provided, for no one knows, the length of their days, to worry about things; but, purge our hearts from all filthiness, cast away evil works, walk in righteousness, seek justice for the oppressed, take care of the orphans, widows, poor and needy; come, let us be in one accord, look up for one another, serve the Lord with joyfulness of hearts; know that we are in his body together; therefore, let us cast away enviousness, resentments, embrace one another with love, and respect; be careful for nothing, if the Lord is with us, who can be against us? this is a point to ponder on! also, when we act certain ways unpleasing to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, inadvertently, we rebel against his intended purposes for our lives; therefore, it is wisely on our parts to look at things carefully before we leap, indulge ourselves; let us be careful in this world, for no one know what types of temptations are set up by the enemy for our failures; therefore, it is better to be wise, take caution in whatever we do, than to be hasty, walk into ungodliness. Subsequently, the end of all things is at hand, therefore, let us exercise self control, be serious in this world, not take things for granted, but in spirit at all times, always ready to preach the gospel, pray fervently to strengthen our spirits unto good works. Jesus Christ is coming back again soon, are we ready to meet with him?
Dearly beloved; who can know the mind of our Father, what he is thinking right now to do on earth? no one can fully know!; therefore, let us mind our works, worship him faithfully, try not to think too deeply, worry about things of this world, but live our lives by his grace, one day at a time, trust him, that he knows what he does in our lives, ease our minds of anxieties, negative thoughts of evil; pray fervently, trust in him; rest peacefully in him, wait for his promises to manifest before the end of this year, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) I Peter 3:13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
Saturday, November 5, 2016
(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 20:21-23
(21) And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
(22) But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
(23) And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
GREEDINESS OR AMBITIOUSNESS?
Brethren, we live in a world full of greediness, ambitiousness, and strives; many people wants to be noticed as trustworthy, significant personalities; therefore, people brag to uplift themselves in the eyes of men, go above and beyond their capabilities, try to prove to the world that they are worthy to be trusted, lies and cheats others to ascertain their worthiness; however, they can deceive the whole world, but they cannot deceive the spirit of Jesus Christ to prove anything; therefore, let us not cut corners to get ahead of others, but work the good works to be outstandings, be diligent, truthful and faithful to the end; know that, though we work in worldly establishments, our rewards are engineered from our Father in heavenly places, before we receive on earth; and regardless of how we get ahead in life; the fact is; promotion does not come from east, west, or south; but our Father, is the judge, he puts down one and sets up another. cf. Psalm 75:6-7: therefore, let us work our salvation with fear and tremblings to receive greater rewards forevermore.
In the above chapter of the text, the mother of Zebedee's children came to Jesus with her two sons, worship him, while pleaded her heart desires; that Jesus would grant her sons seats, one on his right hand, and the other on his left in his kingdom; wahoo! is this an ambition or greediness? think about it!; Jesus said to her, you do not know what you are asking for, are you capable of drinking from the same cup that I will drink of, and be baptized with the same baptism? they replied we are able! Well said! There are two cups in the life of Jesus Christ, one of the cups is the sacrament cup, they drank out it, the second cup is the bitter cup, that they could not drink out of, but ran away, disguised from, when Jesus was arrested faced trials, persecution, and crucifixion; you see! it was not easy for Jesus himself to drink out of that cup, more or less his disciples, but after his death, they faced their own trials and tribulations, spreading the gospel; eventually, they both drank their bitter cups: James the son of Zebedee, was the first disciple to be martyred by King Agrippa with sword, for his enthusiasm for Jesus Christ, and the gospel; also, John his brother, drank his bitter cup, was persecuted, taken to exile, wrote four books of the gospels including the book of Revelation, but believed to outlived his fellow disciples; therefore, when Jesus said they could drink from the same cup that he drank out of, he referred to his sacraments, sufferings, and martyrdom; Jesus actually prophesied, because both disciples suffered for his righteousness sakes; therefore, believers of today, let us ask ourselves, can we drink from the same cup that Jesus drank out of? this is a point to ponder on!
Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, with the water of river Jordan; consequently, James and John might have been baptized with the same water baptism; they also received the second baptism of the Holy Ghost fire, on the day of Pentecost; however, there is one more request from their mother, that Jesus did not promise her, and that request was, for her two sons James and John to sit at Jesus right and left sides in eternal kingdom; for, those positions are in our Father's own jurisdiction, and he will give to those he desires to honor; therefore, let us do his will, regardless of persecutions, for no one knows who will end up sitting on both sides of Jesus Christ in eternity; we all know that we are joint heirs with him, but in what seats or areas, no one knows until we get there; for that is in our Father's own jurisdiction: and his eyes are in every place on earth, beholding all works, whether evil or good; to determine what our seats will be in eternity; also, this is a lesson, opens up our understandings that not all our petitions are proven to be answered immediately by our Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; at times we ask amiss! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. Luke 22:42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
Friday, November 4, 2016
(KJV.) I PETER 5:5
(5) Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
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Brethren, in every establishment under the sun, there is a hierarchy, bodies of authoritative officials, ranking organizers, nested together from the top of the ladder all the ways down to the bottom floor; everyone has an important part to play in the smooth running of its entity; therefore, let us not take any person for granted in this world, whether the blind, lame, leper, or the deaf, we are all important in the eyes of our Father, and we need to have respect for one another.
Inferentially, we live in a world, whereby, people resent one another with no tangible reasons, do not care about what happens to others, nor have regards for people with adversities, who are inferior to who they are, others who look differently than they are, talk differently or have different skin colors, different postures, shapes and sizes: this is human nature, and it is not one of the favourable attribute of man; our Father created all things for his pleasure; for instance, take a look at the flowers of the field, their splendidness, beauty, colors, shapes and sizes; the beasts of the fields for that matter, the birds of the air, and fishes of the sea; there is nothing created by our Father, that is termed as useless, wasteful, ugliness or nonsensically; for all things are wisely and wonderfully made in his perspectives; therefore, let us be careful how we view and treat one another in his presence; whatever, we desires to receive from others, let us give out to one another; (i) if we desire love, let us love one another as we love ourselves; (ii) if we desires the mercies of our Father, let us be merciful to others; (ii) if we desires to be respected, let us respect one another, regardless of who they are in this world; respect is reciprocals; (iv) if we desires the blessings of the Lord, let us bless others with the little that we can give with cheerfulness of hearts; for our Father loves cheerful givers; (v) if we desire to be great in this world, let us humble ourselves, serve the Lord as we serve one another; etc.; Jesus said; And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. cf. St. Luke 6:31; therefore, let us love, be kind, treat one another as ourselves.
Subsequently, let us not reject people born with defectiveness, but be tenderhearted towards them; for many times, they are in situations which they did not bring upon themselves physically, and, we, as humans, would not wish to find ourselves in such situations ever; therefore, when we come across people with disabilities, or live with one; let us always exercise patience, be merciful, show kindness towards them; put ourselves in their circumstances, feel their struggles, embrace them with love, be respectful of them, regardless of their disabilities; for there are reasons why people turn out in such manners, and regardless of their situations, they are our brothers and sisters; who find themselves in situations, for reasons best known to our Father, and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; not because of what went wrong during conceptions, deliveries or human errors: non coincidentally, some people are born with disabilities for the glory of our Father through Jesus Christ; for example, in the book of John chapter 9: Jesus passed by, and saw a man who was blind from his birth, his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? what answer did Jesus give his disciples? he said, "Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him."; this is the point! therefore, not every handicap person was born because of human error, but at times for the intended purposes of Jesus Christ; consequently, let us not put forth negative attitudes towards them, but accept them as normal people, in the presence of the Almighty Father on his throne of grace.
Dearly beloved, let us be respectful of elders as well; no matter how old they are, if they're older than we are, give them the respect; for, our Father delights himself in souls with spirits of humility: and by our humbleness and fear of the Lord, are riches, honour, and life. cf. Proverbs 22:4: therefore, let us humble ourselves in the eyes of our Father, when we are humble, we receive his blessings, respect of others and have life in Jesus Christ forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.