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The St. Valentine's Day Celebration - The Fallacy

Whilst traveling some time ago with a friend, she asked me a question that was very pertinent to our foundation as children of God. She wondered why the celebration of St. Valentine's Day should be so wrong if some good can be gotten from it. She agreed that the foundation of the celebration is idolatrous but the Church was ‘smart’ to have hijacked it to promote the love of God. Her argument was we must not sit in judgment over the brethren or unbelievers; we must try to love the unbelievers, be like them so as to win them to Christ. After all, she continued, Christ visited and ate with sinners and Apostle Paul said he became all things to all men in order to win them to Christ! This is the position of so many in the Body of Christ. That is why we see so many programs organized around the period in order to ‘hijack’ the mood for God!         As logical as the foregoing arguments may sound, it is not a true reflection of God’s Word: Firstly, the Bible is clear concerning a collapsed …

You Give You Live, You Don’t Give You Die!

Sometimes I wonder how the widow of Zarephath felt when Prophet Elijah called out to her, without any introductions, and said: “Please bring me a little water in a cup and let me drink. As she went to get it, he called to her and said, ‘Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand’” (1Kings 17:10c-11). Sometimes I wonder at the audacity of the Prophet. However that is not the point of this discuss, rather what must have been going through the mind of the widow. The Bible says she was by the City Gates gathering wood, which we later learnt she was going to use to make a meal for herself and her son. They would eat the meal then die, not because that was her desire, but that was the only option opened to her! But the Prophet interrupted the plan and said, go prepare the food as you have said, but make mine first, afterwards you make some for yourself and your son! The incredible thing about the narrative was she obeyed without question, and the word of the Prophet came to pass i…

Young People Alert…Whom Are You Copying?

In this day and age of social media, many young children of God have patterned their lives according to what they see worldly celebrities do. Not minding if it was right or wrong. As a result many lights have gone dim and are in danger of being put out: “In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). Your light is meant to illuminate and drive out the darkness of the world around you; now people are confused as to the manner of ‘light’ you claim to carry: “Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness” (Luke 11:35, NLT). Just like the prodigal son who forgot the son of who he was, so many have lost their way and forgotten whose children they are. Can a lion beg a chicken for food? That is what we do when we try to be like the people of the world instead of emulating our Father in Heaven, the Creator of the heavens and earth and everything therein.          So …

Time To Seek The Anointing (Power) Of God!

The Acts of the Apostles is called so because of the unprecedented display of power by the Apostles of Christ. Most of them were unschooled, untrained ordinary individuals that were filled with the overwhelming anointing of the Holy Spirit. None of their great feats were based on intellect, financial prowess, status or personal finesse; it was all about the power of the Holy Spirit: “Now when they saw the boldness and unfettered eloquence of Peter and John and perceived that they were unlearned and untrained in the schools [common men with no educational advantages] they marveled; and they recognized that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13, AMP). The world is searching for answers, souls are crying out and the world is at her wits end, and as God's children, He has made us His vessels through which He reaches the world with solutions. But it's unfortunate that today, most sons of God are attempting to achieve such impact by the wisdom of the world, believing in their …

Where Are You Sitting?

Every activity of man encompasses these four positions: walking, standing, sitting or lying to sleep or rest. Just as we do these activities physically, we also carry them out spiritually. The context in which these activities occur spiritually affects the outcome of what we do in the physical. No wonder the Bible tells us: “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful…” (Psalm 1:1). Concerning lying down to sleep or rest, Samson laid his head to rest on the wrong lap and he was overpowered, which eventually led to his death. However, for our discussion today, we will be looking at sitting. As the year begins with all manner of resolutions and races, Heaven admonishes us to be mindful of where we sit. Where we sit determines the manner of instructions we will receive, which ultimately affects how we live. As we walk in this New Year and await His return, the Bible tells us: “He that sits …

Don’t Exchange Your Beauty For Ashes

The world is preoccupied with beauty, and celebrates it on all fronts. This is a good thing (on the surface)!  Presently, people do all manner of modifications to their bodies to attain what they perceive as beautiful. In man’s quest for beauty, so many things have been pushed out of their natural or original parameters. The designs of things in the world are constantly changing and new ones come up; all to fit the bill of what is deemed beautiful at the time. This goes to show that beauty in this context is not long lasting and is subject to an individual’s perception of what beauty is. In Isaiah 60:3b, God promised us “…to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes…” This means something is wrong with man’s perception of beauty. What man calls ‘beauty’ is actually ‘ash’! Since the beauty of the world is shining, tempting, appealing to the senses, it then follows that for something to be regarded as a beauty, it must be ‘flashy’. Looking at the composition of the word ‘flash…

Strange Times…Be Wise

“Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts” (Psalm 90:12).        As the curtain draws over the year 2018, in retrospect, would you say you had lived it well? If the Lord should appear now, oh child of God, would you hear “well done my faithful servant”? Or the very thought of His coming sends chills down your spine? It doesn’t matter how we feel or what we feel, He is COMING BACK and we must be dressed ready for Him! Sadly, these are very strange times that make it very difficult to be prepared for His return. Those that ought to prepare the Bride for the coming of the Groom are either becoming blind, deaf or arrogant. That is why at this time each man must know God for himself: By daily growing in God’s Word in order to be able to discern between good and evil. Beloved, these are strange times and we need the Lord Jesus Christ to teach us to understand the frailty of our lives, so we can live eternally fruitful lives.         As strange as these…