Thursday, June 29, 2017
(KJV.) TITUS 3:2
(2) To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
BE COOL, CALM AND COLLECTED!
Brethren, as brothers and sisters of the same heavenly Father, let us do unto others as we would wish others to do unto us, what we have to realized is, whatever we do, negatively or positively to one another in this world will surely boomerang into our own lives, sooner or later, to cause same negative and/or positive effects; therefore, treat one another with love, kindness, and respect, do unto others, as ye would that men should do to you. cf. Luke 6:31:
Often times, when we get offended by other people mistreatments, we take matters into our own hands, try to pay them back, speak ill, either with slanderings, back-bitings, character defamings, etc, on the other hand, same characteristics are done to us, out of jealousy, hatred, envy, and for no apparent or tangible reasons, these types of utterances are not for believers but for demonic infiltration spirits; therefore, let us not allow them to control our mindsets, use our utterances to attack one another, if there are issues or concerns about how other people treated us, it is better to pray those concerns to God through Jesus Christ, never fight your battles, leave everything to God the Father; for he said, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay! cf. Romans 12:19.
As humans, at a certain point in our lives, we will get offended by others, when that happens, let us exercise patience, self-control, never negotiate a fight, yell, scream, jump up and down, and bark at our offenders; if you ask why not? I say, yes, we are offended, angry, but let go, let God, sin not; rather be cool, calm, and collected, the bigger person, though we may be right or wrong, handle issues with gentleness, meekness, resist temptation of the devil to misbehave unwisely in the eyes of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; Apostle Paul wrote, cf. Romans 12:18: saying, If it be, possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men; therefore, for peace to reign supreme on earth, it will take the effort of you and me; let's do something about it today, starting from our own hearts.
Dearly beloved, Jesus said, 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. John 14:27; therefore, we already have all the peace we needed on this earth; if for some reasons, we are unpeaceful today, let us go back to the river of Peace, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, withdraw, replenish, refreshed our souls and spirits from his peaceful wells, relax in his peace forever and evermore. Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Ecclesiastes 5:6 Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error; wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
(KJV.) COLOSSIANS 3:1-4
(1) If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
(2) Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
(3) For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
(4) When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
SET AFFECTIONS RIGHT!
Brethren, though the LORD created all things of the world for our enjoyments, let us not get too carried away with worldly possessions, to points whereby we fail to focus on what really matters, which is salvation, free grace and eternal life with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
At times, we have to take the time to reflect on life,; take thought of how wide or deep we are into it; if needed, set priorities straight, life is too short, time flies away quickly, and we ask ourselves what happened to all the years that go by? for, the minute a soul enters the world, the journey of life to death begins, but let's ask us, few important questions, we know life begins at conception, but, (i) where do our journeys of life end? (ii) how? (iii) on what day? (iv) a time when life will come to an abrupt end on earth? no one really knows the answers to these questions, these are hidden secrets, but Jesus knows about the life of each and every soul walking on earth this day; what we can be assured of are, (a) if we live our lives per the will of Jesus Christ, and love our neighbors as ourselves; (b) focus on where we are supposed to go after life on earth; chances are, when we transition from this world, we will end up in eternity with Jesus Christ; if so, there are abundance of blessings, rewards, peaceful and joyful inheritances awaiting believers to enjoy in life everlasting.
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, let us not worry too much about worldly possessions that corrode and decay, blown away by the wind into the oblivion, to points whereby we lose focus on Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, have anxieties, uncertainties, debilitating mood swings, trouble our lives with hard labors, to keep up with other people's riches of this world, ponder on the things we ought to have, but don't have yet in this world; as a result, we wear down our physical bodies with hard labors, work tirelessly, emotionally distress our souls, die sooner than later, and leave the inheritances to other people to enjoy; life is too sweet to turn it into sour grapes; therefore, let us take time to enjoy life. leave the worries to Jesus!
Dearly beloved, let's focus on things that are eternal, our final abode, where you and I will be with Jesus Christ after we sleep in death; things of this earth will perish with the earth, we are on this earth to enjoy these things, not to be mentally depressed over them, it's not worth our years; one thing to know for sure is, if we seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, certainly, all our heart desires shall be added unto us. cf. Matthew 6:33; therefore, let us not worry about what life brings along our pathways, what will happen if we don't have enough money to pay bills, feed family appropriately, acquire beautiful things of this world etc.; rather, pray about concerns, leave them at the altar of grace, trust in the LORD, the great provider, watch Jesus Christ take control of all those needy situations, relax in him, freely enjoy life. Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
(KJV.) ST JOHN 16:13-15
(13) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
(14) He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
(15) All thing that the Father hath are mine; therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH!
Brethren, Jesus promised his disciples, that after his ascension to heaven, (i) the Spirit of truth, will come and guide them into all truth; the promise was manifested on the day of Pentecost; per Acts 2; therefore, believers are not alone in this world, the Holy Spirit of truth, our companion, is the light within our innermost spirits, to comfort, encourage, guide, strengthen us etc.; therefore, let us have confidence in ourselves, as children of the highest God, we have the spirit of truth, be truthful to one another, smile to the world, the world will smile back at you, love our neighbors as ourselves.
(ii) the Holy Spirit does not speak of himself; truthfully, when the Holy Spirit comes upon us to anoint our souls, or speaks from within our hearts; he does not introduce himself, he relates the mind of the Father, whatsoever he hears, that he speaks; therefore, knowing that he is with us at all times, let us acknowledge his presence as a friend, listen attentively to his voice, advice on the decisions we make on daily basis, watch our steps carefully in this world, before leaping our feet, to fall into temptations of the enemy, get derailed from his righteousness, also, endeavor to have a purposeful relationship with him, never ignore his presence, for he is our helper through this life into eternal lives.
(iii) The Holy Spirit is the spirit of revelation; interestingly, he reveals the things yet to manifest to believers; therefore, let us not take his revelations meaninglessly, they will surely come to pass, if he reveals things of the negative nature, let us pray to the Father, for his mercies, to cast them away, on the other hand, if we receive his revelations of the goodness and mercies of our Father yet to come, by all means, let us offer prayer of thanks, praise the giver of all good things, wait for the promise!, though it may tarry, it will surely come to pass at the appointed times of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
(iv) The Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus, he shines his light upon believers, reveals the power of God to his children; his willful purposes are to anoint believers, empower, strengthen and establish them with faith in Jesus Christ, therefore, let us not grieve him but pay attention to his directions, allow him to work through us, for the benefit others.
Dearly beloved, Jesus said to his disciples, this Spirit of truth, will not speak of himself, he will guide you into all truth: we can testify that the Holy Spirit speaks to encourage, guide, reprove, with the truthful words of God; when he speaks, he does not make references to himself, but speaks words of wisdom, to guide our souls in his righteousness, to know the mind of God for our lives. therefore, today, let's ask ourselves, what is the Holy Spirit saying to you and me? A question to ponder on! Let us pay attention to the Holy Spirit! Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
Monday, June 26, 2017
(KJV.) 1 CORINTHIANS 6:15-17
(15) Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of a harlot? God forbid.
(16) What? know ye not that he which is joined to a harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
(17) But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
Brethren, we live in a world full of lustfulness, wherever we tread on earth, there are distractions, to fleshly temptations, to indulge in ungodliness; thought of it, it seems like no one really cares or have a solution to what is going in this world, what we perceive, how we feel about what is going around the globe on daily basis, though there seems to be no resolution forthcoming; individually, we can affect positives changes, starting from our own hearts, self-awareness, how we interact with others, within family and friendship circles, faith establishments, and into the secular world of darkness; if anyone should ask, what shall we do about things of this world? there is an answer, Jesus is the answer! he is in charge of the entire heavens and earth; therefore, let's turn to him with the issues of his own jurisdiction, seek his guidance to life.
In the above text, Apostle Paul, ministers to believers, not to sexually interact with unbelievers, why? first of all, our bodies are the temple of the Lord, the Holy Spirit lives within us, 1 Cor. 3:16; therefore, let us be careful of what goes in and out of our bodies, what our bodies interact with on daily basis; resist things that defile, contaminates the spirits, such as strong alcoholic beverages which lead to drunkenness, sexual immoralities which damages the body, evaporates the power of the Holy Spirit; sexual perversion, which is the abnormal means of gaining sexual satisfaction, etc.; let us resist temptations to indulge in sexual immoralities with people we really do not know or associate with, because of uncontrollable sexual desires, we cannot close our eyes to what we perceive in this world, but we can resist the temptations to engage ourselves in ungodliness, focus on the journey of righteousness: secondly, believers or unbelievers we are joint together as one in the Spirit 1 Cor. 12:13; so, what we do with our bodies to hurt our spirits, can reflect on the spirit of others; the point is, "Show me your friend, I will show you your character."; and "Bird of the same feathers flock together."; therefore, let us know what is required of us in the world of darkness; let us be holy, holiness matters!
Dearly, Beloved, Sex was made by God to enjoy in the Holy Matrimony, there is nothing wrong with its enjoyment if done within the perimeters of God, at certain points of our lives, we might have carried the guilt of sexual immorality; Jesus is saying, that's alright!, let it go now, don't do it anymore; you are redeemed of the Lord; therefore, let us walk in holiness, resist the temptations of sexual immorality, stay sanctified unto the Holy Spirit, perform miracles, signs, and wonders in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 20:24 Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
Friday, June 23, 2017
(KJV.) I CORINTHIANS 6:12
(12) All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS!
Brethren, as believers, the sacred blood of Jesus washes away all our past, present, and future sins, that we are perfectly aligned to receive the goodness and mercies of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; as redeemed, sanctified, set aside people; let us walk wisely among the darkness of this world, be careful of ourselves, what we do on daily basis, how we treat one another, what we say to others, and carefully watch our steps, not to backslide from the faith, what we believe and indulge ourselves in our past behaviors.
As we live in this world, we still have to mingle with people of this world, and chances are we may be tempted on daily basis by the lust of the flesh, that of eyes, and pride of life.1 John 2:16; let us not fall for these temptations, to do likewise, and backslide from the faith into our old ways, which the blood of Jesus had redeemed our souls; all things of this world are at human disposal, but it does not mean that believers, who have the rightful perspectives of this world, should engage in the same actions and behaviors of people of this world, but be shining examples of Jesus Christ, do what he will do, be the light among the darkness of this world, shine, walk worthy of him who calls souls out of darkness into his marvellous light, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; exemplify ourselves in him.
Dearly beloved, let us be spiritual at all times, to withstand the worldly distractions surrounding our lives, to overcome the lust of the flesh, eyes, and pride of life, focus on reading the scriptures, pray, love, be kind to one another, our eternal rewards are with Jesus Christ; be fully aware that the enemy of our souls roams around this world as a roaring lion, seeking whom to devour, we can resist his temptations if we are able to discern his dubious ways; therefore, stand firmly in the faith, the word of God, if he shows up, rebuke his craftiness, lies, and deception in the name of Jesus, he does not like to hear the name of Jesus! he will flee away from you. Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
(KJV.) DANIEL 3:25
(25) He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Brethren, at times when issues of life overwhelm our souls, as waves of the ocean, roaring and tumbling, casting down our lives into its depths, though we may feel like our lives are almost over, that there are no other ways out of what we face; today, Jesus encourages all suffering believers that they are not alone in this world, regardless of what their circumstances may be, he is within, around and watching over their souls, to free them from all troubles, work all issues together for good; because of his agape love for souls; therefore, if there are brothers and sisters among us, who are overwhelmed with the cares of this life; pray fervently, read the scriptures, put your trust in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
In reference to the above text, in a nutshell; King Nebucadnezer made a decree in his province, that when the sound of musical instruments, was blown, every man should fall down and worship his golden image, that anyone who refused to obey his declaration would perish in a burning fiery furnace; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego servants of God were Jews, who feared the LORD, obeyed the laws of Moses, cf. Exodus 20:2-5; therefore, they refused to bow down to worship his golden idol; as a result, they were condemned, bounded, and cast down to perish in a furnace of fire; because of the intensity of the burning fire, the people who threw them into the fire, lost their lives, but the servants of God, entered into the fires without the screams of the heat, nor burned into ashes, why? because Jesus quenched the heat of the fire, though the fire was burning, they did not feel the heat or the impact of its flames; therefore, believers, there are no type of furnace fires burning in our lives, that Jesus is not aware, with us, or cannot quench entirely; he is in our flame of fires; therefore, let us not worry ourselves, no fires by enemies, can burn believers into ashes, no matter how intense the flames of fires may be, believers will come out safely, without burns, or the smell of smokes from the furnace of fires; trust in Jesus!
The King was worried, went to view what was going on with the servants of God, surprisingly, he saw another person with them in the midst of the fire, and they were no longer bounded, rather walked and talked freely amid the fire; the King called his elders and said "I saw a fourth person who looked like the Son of God in the fire with the rebels."; The Son of God? This is a revelation of Jesus! This my point, first of all, at the time of King Nebuchadnezzar, Jesus was not yet born; therefore, how could the King perceived that the fourth person was a Son of God?, it was only by the revelation from God; therefore, truly, Jesus is the Son of God, who was with God, before the foundation of the world; for instance, during his ministry on earth, when Simon Peter discerned who he was, Jesus said to him, Blessed art thou, ....for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. cf Matthew 16:17; therefore, the King might have had a vision, saw Jesus by revelation from God, or else he could not have discerned who Jesus was with the rebels in the furnace of fires.
Dearly beloved, Jesus is real! let us put our trust in him, he heals the sick, cures the blind, lepers walk, answers prayers, there is salvation, free grace, peace, the hope of his second coming, life everlasting in him: therefore, whatever is overwhelming souls? Jesus says, come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. cf. Matthew 11:28; overload the burdens upon his shoulders, trust in him, with him all things are possible. Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
(KJV.) 1 JOHN 5:11-12
(11) And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
(12) He that hath the Son hath life, and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
JESUS IS ALL IN ALL!
Brethren, from the foundation of the world, the fact of life remains the same; Jesus is life in all of the creation; he is the word which was spoken by God, to create all things of the world, he was with God during creation, everything was made by him, there was nothing made without him, he is the living, life and the light of man, cf. John 1:1-5; therefore, whether we acknowledge him as Lord and Savior or not, he is still the breath of life, the quickening force, the light that lightens the heart, engineers the mortal bodies of all souls throughout lifetimes; not only that but also his spirit resides in all things created by God. this is a great factor!
(i) life is given freely to souls by Jesus Christ on the day of conception, birth into the world with gifts and talents to shine among the darkness; whether we exemplify ourselves in him or not, we have his life and light within our hearts, each and every soul is equipped with wisdom, talented by his spirit to perform certain duty very well than others; therefore, let us thank him for his grace of life, appreciate him and glorify his holy name; for, without his Spirit, we can do nothing ourselves.
(ii) the second life, is the eternal life, the life after death, this is the life that all souls need to seek after before death; the first life was given freely to souls during conception; the second life, which is the eternal life, is free as well, however, a soul has to take the necessary step to receive it, the fact is, we can only have the eternal life when we accept the giver of life, Jesus into our heart as our Lord and Savior of the world; he suffered for our iniquities, was crucified, buried, resurrected from the grave on the third day granted victory, free grace to eternal life, if we receive him into our heart, acknowledge him as Lord and Savior, salvation and eternity is secured in him forevermore: Jesus is the way, truth, and life, no one comes to the Father, but by him; cf. John 14:6; this is an amazing grace!
Dearly beloved, for the fact that the spirit of Jesus lives in all the living, all souls are one in him, if we choose Jesus as Lord and Savior, we have eternal life after death, if not, we end up in eternal damnation; the question is what is your choice? eternal life or eternal damnation? ponder on it, and make the right choice today before it is too late! Jesus is coming soon! Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Ecclesiastes 11:5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
(KJV.) JAMES 5:8-9
(8) Be ye also patient, establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
(9) Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
ESTABLISH YOUR HEARTS IN JESUS!
In the above text, Apostle James encourages believers to have patience with one another, and solidify their hearts, in expectation of the second coming of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; he also advised them not to resent one another in the faith, harbor malice, bitterness, enmity, hatred, envy, jealousy, strife spirits etc., against another; believers are to exemplify themselves in Christ, our actions and behaviors are under scrutiny at all times, what we do in this world, say to people matters to Jesus Christ and the world as a whole; therefore, let us not get carried away with the carnalities of this world, but watch our steps, walk in the spirit, be shining examples in this world of darkness; when temptations crosses our pathways, rebuke them away, when we sidetracked from the will of Jesus, let us ask for his mercies to get back on track, that we may be worthy on the day of accountability before the judgment throne: Jesus said, "But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. cf. Luke 12:48: Therefore, let us know what we are doing in the body of Christ, be truthful to one another, time is upon us, Jesus is coming back soon!
Brethren, the world is for those who can wait; therefore, for those of us who are in waiting rooms all over the world, in expectations of the goodness and mercies of Jesus Christ, today let us be encouraged to exercise patience, wait upon him, the author, and the finisher of faith; his timing is the best time, he knows our blueprints before we enter this world; our days are numbered before him, if we yield our lives completely unto him, trust him no matter what may be our predicaments, Jesus will align all things in proper alignments and make it all good again; grant our heart desires and expectations, direct our pathways in his righteousness into eternal lives. Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Ecclesiastes 7:8 Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Friday, June 16, 2017
(KJV.) ST. LUKE 21:17-19
(17) And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
(18) But there shall not a hair of your head perish.
(19) In your patience possess ye your souls.
HOLD ON TO JESUS!
Brethren, towards the end of Jesus Christ's mission, he advised his disciples to take courage and persevere, not to be afraid of persecutions no matter what adversaries would bring along their pathways of faith after his trials, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension into heaven; he gave them a long speech to strengthen their faith in him, that regardless of what enemies will do negatively against them, it shall turn to them a testimony, advancements, promotions, favors, and blessings; for he will turn all their sufferings and reproaches into his goodness and mercies that endure forevermore; therefore, believers, our enemies are working tirelessly on our behalves to accelerate our blessings, favors of the Lord, let us not take their negative connotations, remarks negatively, but rather take them on, positively; for the battle is the Lords, and he will recompense.
In the above text, Jesus said, "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake."; therefore, believers shall be hated of all men, not just one person, but all that are not of the faith, why? may be because they have no knowledge of what transpires in a believer's life that they testify about Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; secondly, 'all men' includes the men of faith; at times spirit of hatreds operates within the congregations, as a result, brothers against brothers, sisters against sisters, there are divisions within the body of Christ itself; this should not be so! the question is, how can we save souls for eternity when we strive so much against one another? let us ponder on this question, for we are all guilty of one thing or the another, we can all make a difference by changing our perceptions on what our callings really entails, from my point of view, we ought to work for Jesus, not ourselves, love one another as ourselves; together we stand, divided we fall: again Jesus 'said for my name's sake.'; therefore, if we are hated as believers, it is because of his glory upon our lives, who we are in him, and his spirit within us; however, Jesus promised believers that nothing will harm them. cf. 1 Peter 3:13; therefore, hold on to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, and our integrities, be patient with one another, loyalty to him; if we serve him wholeheartedly, he faithfully rewards believers here on earth and in life everlasting: therefore, let us hold on to our faith, and never give up!
Dearly beloved, enemies today may be friends in need tomorrow, therefore, let us be careful not be belittle people, whenever we pull others down with negative words or evil doings, unwaveringly, we go down with them as well; therefore, do unto others as you wish others to do unto you. Luke 6:31; most importantly, the earth rotates around the sun, consequently, whatever we do to others, eventually will come around to settle upon our lives; therefore, never wish evil upon people, but rather good, for the Lord changes reproaches into his blessings, cf. Deut. 23:5; beware!, there are angels on assignments around the clock in heavenly places recording the affairs of all souls on earth; therefore, let us mind our works, they are being recorded for future references before the throne of judgment; it is better to pray for our enemies, and allow Jesus to recompense; for he prayed for his enemies on the cross, cf. Luke 23:34; and when he resurrected, ascended into heaven, he was made the ruler of all things of heaven and the earth; therefore, never pay evil for evil, but rather good for evil; continue to serve Jesus, avoid distractions of the enemy, persevere, forbear all things, and finish the course. Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 10::12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 7:37-38
(37) In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying. if any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
(38) He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
CHRIST THE LIVING WATER
Brethren, the mystery behind the water is powerful; let's ponder on the following points, (i) in the beginning of creation, water covered the earth, the Spirit of the LORD moved upon the face of the waters. cf. Genesis 1:2; therefore, there is a spiritual connection between water and the Spirit of the Living God, no one has yet deciphered the code, as to how water came into existence before creation of the world; but someday, when we see our maker, we will have the opportunity to ask him few questions on the subject, but for now, let us drink it to quench our thirsty souls.
Water is resourceful to human existence; when the LORD created the world, he separated the waters into two major parts, one part in the firmament of glory, cf. Genesis 1:6-7, which became the rain that waters the earth, the second part, he divided into seas, and called into existence the living creatures into the waters, that man could benefit from the waters as well; thoughtful, isn't it! Also, before the rain came upon the earth, the waters sprung forth as mist from the ground and watered the face of the earth, Genesis 2:6; therefore, from the foundation of the world, water has been the major resources for human existence on earth; (iv) the most important fact is, no one can survive on the earth without drinking water for many days but can, and much longer without food, therefore, let us look at the water with a different perspective that it is a major resource of life, the water in our hands every day contains the Spirit of the Living God, never waste water, but enjoy, it is a life-saving resource!
In reference to the above text, Jesus stood and cried, saying, if any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink; He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. first of all, Jesus beckons thirty souls to come unto him, and drink, but he referred to the spiritual waters, (the Holy Spirit anointing), we can all testify to what the text is saying, that whenever the Holy Spirit comes upon believers, his presence flows into innermost spirits like the flowing waters, and deposits gifts of the spirits into their innermost spirits until they are filled with his powers, strength to go into the world, touch lives and make disciples for Christ; therefore, if our stomachs are overflowing with the living waters, let us be encouraged to share our gifts, and talents to the benefit of the world, as we endeavor to do so, we receive more of his gifts from the wells of grace, and our wells of living waters never run dry but are replenish by Jesus forever and evermore. Therefore, today, if there is anyone among us, who is thirty of the Holy Spirit, come to the Living Waters of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, drink, quench and refresh the thirsty soul! Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil, but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 6:39-40
(39) And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing but should raise it up again at the last day.
(40) And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son and believeth on him may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
LET THY WILL BE DONE, O' LORD!
Brethren, whether a believer or unbeliever, born or free; every soul has an intended purpose to fulfill on earth; therefore, let us not waste our years wondering, lingering around in this world, but be purposeful, fruitful, labor ye on, serve one another; for time and tides wait for no man; and as the minutes, hours, days and nights, springs and summers, winters and falls seasons, the years rolls away, we are getting closer to the end of our days on earth, to face the day of accountability before the throne of judgment in heaven, when all works on earth shall be revealed, accounted for and rewarded accordingly, I pray that we are worthy to receive the rewards of golden crowns, and be joint-heirs with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen!
Many years ago, when my mother passed away, due to the circumstances surrounded her death, my soul was troubled, periodically, she appeared in my dreams to offer words of comfort; at one time, she said unto me, child, you will not see me again, the Father has sent me back to a family on earth to finish my assignment, she described the neighborhood and house in which she will be born; surprisingly! that was the last time I dreamt about her. therefore, today, if we are still alive on earth, let us do the will of Jesus Christ, serve him as we serve one another, it does not matter what we do, where, how we do what we do, what matters is, to fulfill our callings on earth before we meet our maker, if we get the second chance from Jesus Christ to finish our works on earth, it only by his grace, but who knows if we will be worthy of a second chance to do things rightfully again when we appear before him, therefore, let us work his works, while we have the chances to do so!
Referring to the above text, Jesus explained to his disciples the will of the Father, (i) he said, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing but should raise it up again at the last day; in essence, Jesus is saying that all souls should come to him, and those that come, he will not cast away but will keep them safe and grant them everlasting lives; therefore, if we are still wondering what to do about salvation, let us come to him, he is worthy for lives! (ii) he also said, that every one which seeth the Son and believeth on him may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day: this is a blessed assurance for those who received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, they have eternal lives, when they sleep in death, they will rise up again when the trumpets sound on the last day to meet with him in the skies, live with him forever and evermore: what a blessed assurance! Pease be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
Monday, June 12, 2017
(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 12:24
(24) But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
Brethren, Apostle James said, the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature and it is set on fire of hell. cf. James 3:6; therefore, let us not use our tongues to set fires in other people lives, but rather watch our tongues, what we say to ourselves and about others, such as, slanderings, gossips, back-bittings, rumor mongering, etc., for every spoken word, shall be tested with fire on the day of judgment; also, as Christ believers, the Holy Spirit lives within our hearts, our tongues are sharper swords, anointed members of our bodies to speak blessings, not curses into people lives.
In reference to the above text, Jesus healed the possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb; when the people saw his miracles, they were amazed, and said to one another, "Is not this the son of David?"; but when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "This fellow doth not cast out devils but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils."; brethren!; regardless of which generation we find ourselves, there are always critics among us, whenever something extraordinary happens in this world, they will analyze every aspect of what transpired, though they may not witness the events; funny! isn't it?; also, in a nutshell, when Nehemiah and his able men, repaired the walls of Jerusalem; guess what? Sanbalant, Tobiah, and Geshem his enemies, mocked, plotted against him, to slay him for doing the will of God, cf. book of Nehemiah; there is nothing new under the sun; currently, when miraculous events happen in people lives, enemies act likewise, they slander, mock, and defame their characters, allow the enemy to infiltrate hearts with critical, jealousy, envy and hatred spirits, this should not be so! rather, let us rejoice with those who are rejoicing and not speak negatively about them; do unto others, as we wish for ourselves, for what goes around comes around in this world; and we reap whatever we sow unto others, good or bad seeds.
Dealy beloved, this text is an encouragement to believers, when we do the will of the Lord, we will face persecutions from enemies, but let us not give up on our faith, rather persevere to the finish lines; Jesus said, I will not leave you alone nor forsake you but will help you, strengthen you, and establish you in my righteousness forever and evermore; Jesus is faithful! let us put our trust in him! Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORDS OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Ecclesiastes 11:6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
Friday, June 9, 2017
(KJV.) 1 THESSALONIANS 4:8-9
(8) He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his Holy Spirit.
(9) But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye, yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
IT IS NOT SO!
Dear brothers and sisters of this world, listen attentively to the Lord; let us love one another as yourselves; regardless of adversities and misunderstandings, give people benefits of the doubts, and accommodate, one another's shortcomings, when in conflict, endeavor to reconcile, and continue in love, live peaceably with all men; for God, is love, we are his creation, his breath of life energizes our earthly bodies to live, move around on earth, regardless of our adversities, genders, skin colors, miraculously, we all share the same red color blood running through our bodily systems, therefore, let us perceive ourselves as one family on earth, with one common goal to love one another as ourselves, be on the look out for one another, be our brother's and sister's keepers, cast away hatred, hatred is of the devil! come together as one family, dwelling in the presence of, "One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." Ephesians 4:6, and his son Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
As humans, who dwell together on earth, there may be times when we will step on one another's toes, disagree and misunderstand one another, that is normal, however, when upset, before we jump to conclusions, make negative decisions, let us pray about things first, allow the Holy Spirit to minister into our hearts, take absolute control of our thought processes, and direct our ways on the issues, never allow the enemy to win the mind games over our thought processes, emotions, steal our joy and happiness, but cast away negative thoughts replace them with songs of victory, praise, and adorations to Jesus Christ, he has already taken control of all things of heaven and on earth; the Devil is a liar, and full of craftiness, rebuke him away!
Dearly beloved, no matter what may be our predicaments, never envision circumstances through negative perspectives, always think positively; in all situations, draw conclusions from the wells of love, ask one question, what will Jesus do? Do likewise! Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORDS OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me, and those that seek me early shall find me.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 10:16-18
(16) Behold, I send forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Referring to the above text, during the ministry of Jesus Christ, he empowered his disciples, sent them on assignments, ministered and cautioned them of the challenges that they may encounter along their pathways; for example, demonic attacks, wolves in sheep clothing, tares among the wheat etc.; therefore, if the disciples of Jesus were given such instructions by him, as present day believers, before we embargo on assignments for the Lord, let us equip ourselves in him, and in the power of his might as well; endeavor to put on the whole armor of God, that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil...cf. Ephesians 6:10-20, it does not matter how long or well we have to service the Lord, watch out, for temptations on every level of service; regardless, we have to harvest the field as much as we can before it is too late; therefore, let walk wisely, be careful of what goes on, in, around and beyond our perimeters, use spirit of discernment to do his will, walk circumspectly before him, be kind to one another.
Brethren, Jesus suffered, died on the cross, rose up again from the death, conquered it all! there is nothing to fear, worry about in this world, when he calls us to a task, his grace is sufficient to establish his will in our lives, no weapon formed against us shall prosper,,,, cf. Isaiah 54:17, let us be encouraged to embrace our callings, step up to our plates, exercise our gifts and talents, serve him diligently, receive the crown of glories, joint heir with Christ and eternal lives. Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORDS OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
(KJV.) ACTS 2:6-8
(6) Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together and was confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
(7) And they were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galileans?
(8) And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
Brethren, since the era of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit has not departed from believers, stop his manifestations of miracles, signs, and wonders; the question is, how can we tap into his anointing powers to perform the same miracles just like Jesus Christ? the answer is simple, though we have the Holy Spirit within our hearts, we still have to take necessary steps to nourish, and strengthen our hearts in him; if we say but how? let us reference the book of Matthew 17:14-21; in a nutshell, at certain time, Jesus was with his disciples, and the multitude, a certain man brought his lunatic son to his disciples for deliverance, unfortunately, the disciples could not cure him; Jesus rebuked the devil and he departed out of him; the disciples asked him why they could not cast the spirit out; he said unto them, "because of your unbelief", therefore, when we pray, or declare and decree, let us not have doubts but believing, and it shall be so! Also, Jesus advised them to strengthen themselves with prayers and fastings to cast out the foul spirits.
The point of the above text is when the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples, they spoke in divers tongues, the people were amazed at their utterances, how they were able to speak different languages, witness what they have not witnessed before, as a result, about three thousand souls received the kingdom word, and were baptized and saved on that day, cf. Acts 2:41; believers, let us not covered up our gifts of tongues, but rather speak and interpret it for the benefit of others; for without signs and wonders, how can the world believe that we have a powerful spirit within our hearts?; therefore, let us not hinder the works of the Holy Spirit, if we ever hear his promptings to minister, intercede for others, yield to his will, and bless someone with his words.
As believers walking in faith, there are no mountains of difficulties, obstacles, hindrances, obstructions, or impediments of life, that are unconquerable through the word, and prayer, and faith in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, because he conquer the world, settled it all on the cross of Calvary, his death, and resurrection, believers are victorious forevermore: setbacks are staircases to accelerations into the blessings of the Lord, let us not give up, throw in the towels, walk away from our blessings, rather be strengthen by the power of the Holy Spirit, persevere and forbear all things, indulge ourselves in victory: secondly, if we have faith, it is not for ourselves alone, we have to exercise our faith to the maximum, intercede for others as well, touch and agree with those who may be suffering, support one another with the love of Jesus Christ; be on the lookout for our brothers and sisters within the body of Christ, and outside the faith; be lights of the world, shine, shine, shine, overpower the world of darkness! Peace be with you! Amen and Amen!
WORDS OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 3:33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the righteous.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
(KJV.) ACTS 2:1-3
(1) And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
(2) And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
(3) And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
Brethren, Jesus disciples were with him throughout his ministry yet before he ascended into heaven, he cautions them to wait for the promise of the Father, cf. Luke 24:49; why? simply because without the Holy Spirit anointing, teaching and empowerment, a believer cannot effectively serve the Lord; secondly, because Jesus was with his disciples, there was no reason for them to seek for extra anointing powers, whenever he sends them on a mission, he gave them the power and authority to do his will, cf. Luke 9:12; without his physical assistance, the Holy Spirit, comforter, teacher, guidance has to come to assist them to do his will; therefore, if we are called by the Lord, let us be encouraged to know that in due times, we will receive his empowerment, if we fail not, pray, read his word and wait upon him.
There is an important point in the above text to ponder on, and that is, the disciples were all in one accord, in one place that day when the Holy Spirit descended upon them; today the question we need to ask ourselves is, are we in one accord in the body of Christ? or going our own different ways in the name of the Lord? Brethren it is time to unite, stand strong in the faith, so we can defeat the enemy, and bring more souls to salvation; let us cast away envy and strife, come together as brothers and sisters with one accord so we can receive the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, perform miracles signs and wonders in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and not just preach the gospel alone while the people suffered from ailments in our churches.
Today, if we lack greater anointing power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus says, ask and shall be given to you, seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. cf Matthew 7:7; however, let us know that before we can receive anything from the Lord, we have to search and purify our hearts from resentments, grudges, and malice, and set our hearts in expectation, his visitations are full of surprises; also, within faith establishments, there may be members of the governing boards, such as pastors, deacons, and elders who do not get along with one another, yet they are all in positions of authorities to run the affairs of his body, brethren, if we know of such malicious activities going on in our churches, let us not cover up, act unconcern; rather, gather them together, endeavor to make peace, and set things in proper perspectives with the Holy Spirit so his greater anointings could flow upon his people, grant them victories, healings, and blessings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; for without him, we can do nothing! Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!