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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 this…

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 beyon…

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…

And Into This We Have Been Called…

A young lady cried out the other day: ‘what exactly is my purpose at this time? I mean, I know what my purpose overall is, but at this present time, going through this suffering, what exactly is the point; what am I supposed to do in all of this suffering?’ The anguish in her voice punctuated every syllable that came out of her lips. I was torn in my heart as I could feel the raw pain that came from her heart. I, in-turn turned to ask the Lord what I should say to her as I was lost for words and I could not find the right words to say to console her. Then I heard this statement in my spirit: “Into this you have been called”. There are so many among us, like the young lady, going through a phase in their lives that look never ending. You may wonder why the word, ‘phase’. It is a phase because it is temporary and will pass away once it has run its course. Yes, it is running a course in order to work out and produce what God has set it out to do in your life. You might ask why. It is to …

In Times Like These: Remain Standing And Strong!

“Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong” (1Corinthians 16:13, NLT).       Despite the persecutions of Christians around the world, a recent poll shows that Christianity is growing in leaps and bounds around the globe, with many coming to Christ. It is like the more they try to kill the Way, the more the Way thrives. Just as this is happening, there is an equally growing apathy towards the things of God by some that are already in the faith. There is something not too right with the above picture: On one hand, the Way is growing in leaps and bounds with people being added to the Kingdom despite the persecutions, while on the other hand, the attitude/character of some in the Body is causing others to question their faith. The question we ought to ask ourselves as sons of God is, why should the character/attitude of another in the faith discourage me in the faith? For the one questioning his faith, such should look at the point of his joining with the Vine (Jesus …

In Times Like These – Love!

Seriously, I wonder how Jesus Christ would have felt and reacted if He lived in these times. One may argue that some of the things happening now were happening even then. True! There is so much hatred in the air fueling killings, hate speech and the likes. It is as if the gates of hell are thrown wide open, spewing out terrible demons of hate, with those of racism, tribalism and every form of corruption in tow. And death is marketed subtly as the answer to many uncomfortable conditions people find themselves. So many have become deadened to what is right, such that they have become poster children for the demented works of darkness. Those that should know better because of their encounter with Christ have allowed the glittering lights of the treasures of the world to hoodwink their hearts and minds. Jesus Christ told His disciples (us inclusive), to follow His example in living, and if need be, in dying also. He said: “As the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you. Remain in…

What Will Be Your Legacy?

“The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot” (Proverbs 10:7).       If many of us were contemporaries of Daniel when the decree was passed that no one should petition any god or man except the king for 30 days (Daniel 6), many would have told him to apply wisdom in his worship of God, by quoting Scriptures for him: “…wisdom is profitable to direct” (Proverbs 10:10c). Many would have rebuked him by telling him how he should obey the authorities, and even welcomed his punishment when he didn't! Thank God he did not obey the edict, but went about as before in the worship of his God. And God vindicated him! Beloved, those times are not different from the one we live in now. The malaise ravaging our time now is greed and fear. Greed and fear has turned many great men to nonentities. Out of greed for money, power and fame, and the fear of losing such and even their lives have turned many to unrecognizable sons of God! Beloved, if you leave this earth, wha…