Watch Your Decision Making

“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the Day of the Lord is near in the valley of decisions” (Joel 3:14).        We bless the name of the Lord for giving us the grace to see yet another year. To Him be All the glory! Beloved, welcome to the year of our Lord! As it normally is, many are in the process of making plans, decisions, arrangements, alliances and many more for the year. One thing is for sure though; the previous year had turned so many things upside down, such that what was readily known by experience is no longer the case. One could say it is as if the world has entered an era of a ‘new normal’! The old normal is beginning to look out of place and outdated. But Praise God; in all of these new normal or old normal, our God, Jehovah Almighty remains the same. If we agree with the preceding statement, it then follows that we must watch carefully the decisions we take as they not only affect us here on earth but equally determine where and how we spend eternity

Time To Know Christ And Him Crucified!

       At a point in his ministry, Apostle Paul was in Athens where his spirit was vexed and provoked because of the numerous idols the people of the city worshiped (Acts 17:16-33). The amazing thing about the Athenians and the foreigners that lived among them is that they loved to listen to and debate new ideas on a daily basis: “Now all the Athenians and the foreigners residing there spent their time on nothing else but telling or hearing something new” (Acts 17:21). One could argue that the time we live in presently is not too different from the said Athenian society. Many today love to hear new things and debate them daily. Like the Athenians that gather in their Areopagus, we have the Social Media Verse to hear and debate new things. Even our Churches and Fellowships are not left out. It is good to be curious, but in our curiosity and quest to know new spiritual things, it will be tragic to leave the important things we should be curious and seek to know about and go chasing thi

A Lie Exposed! Part 2

      Someone once said God yielded a bit of His sovereignty to man that is why we have freewill and can do whatever we want; after all we have brains and wisdom, he argued. That is a very faulty, deceptive and dangerous assumption. When God created mankind, He made us His ambassadors, deputy authorities, and deputy sovereigns upon the face of the earth. He told man to have dominion over every life form on the earth and subdue it. Man had his marching orders and mode of operation, he didn’t need the permission of God to operate. That was why man could name the animals without seeking permission from God to see if the names fit! The Bible says: “…And whatever the man called a living creature that was its name” (Genesis 2:19b). Even when the female came, the male part of man named her ‘woman’ because she was taken out of man. God did not dispute this. In fact God approved everything man did because man was speaking out the mind of God at every turn. Remember, man was deputy to God!     

A Lie Exposed!

       One of the greatest tricks the enemy ever pulled was to deceive man into thinking he does not really need God in certain aspects of his life. He started this deceit in the beginning, when he told the Woman: “’No! You will not die,’ the serpent said to the woman. In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil’” (Genesis 3:4-5). This lie has made many wonderful children of God to erroneously place their hope in people, themselves, institutions and the likes with dire consequences, or to lose hope altogether. A young man once argued with a group of his friends that there were some things about the human race God does not bother Himself with. These things, according to him, have been left to our discretion. God has given us brains and wisdom to figure out some things for ourselves, and to take decisions based on our convictions. To buttress his point, he quoted: “The heavens are the Lord’s, but the earth He has give

Who Dictates Your Move?

“There was another famine in the land, in addition to the one that occurred in Abraham’s time. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines. The Lord appeared to him and said, ‘Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land that I tell you about; stay in this land as a foreigner, and I will be with you and bless you. For I will give all these lands to you and your offspring, and I will confirm the oath that I swore to your father Abraham’” (Genesis 26:1-3).         One may wonder in his heart why God doesn’t just make all seasons favorable, since He is the God of all seasons. Now, the answer to that dilemma is in the question. All seasons are indeed favorable because each is designed to bring glory to God and to edify man – to point man back to his Creator. The Scripture above opened with “another famine in the land, in addition to…” This means no matter what, as long as we are on this earth, there will always be seasons of plenty, famine, down turns and the likes. To underscore th

Are You Light or Darkness? Part 2

       As technological feats increase, many are beginning to turn their gaze away from the true Light. Many feel the supernatural feats and miracles are greatly overrated. For instance, the Bible tells us: “Is anyone among you sick? He should call for the elders of the Church, and they should pray over him after anointing him with olive oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven” (James 5:14-15). But today, if we would be sincere, once one is sick among us, the first thing we do is to take the person to the Hospital or the nearest Clinic. In fact some Pastors when called will advise that the sick person should be taken to the hospital immediately, where they will visit and pray for thereafter!         Some teachings from some Pulpits today tell us to accommodate the behaviors and patterns of the world. According to these teachers, technology and society has advanced beyo

Are You Light or Darkness?

The topic is a very interesting question you may think, but one that should cause us to meditate and evaluate our stance as sons of the Most High God. That is, if we are born again Christians! For many, without thinking would obviously declare that they are sons of light. By the way, who would want to claim he is a son of darkness? Even the devil disguises himself as an agent of Light! When we said yes to Jesus Christ to be our Lord and Saviour, we were actually declaring: “…I have been crucified with Christ; and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The Life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:19b-20). If we profess this as the truth of our lives, then the fruits of our lives will bear witness of this new and borrowed life! A Life the Bible tells us is Light with no hint of darkness: “Now this is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him