Posts

Showing posts from April, 2014

Not Restricted!

History records that the Book of Revelation was written by the Apostle John while he was exiled to the Island of Patmos. It’s worthy of note that this amazing book of the Bible unveils to us the present ministry of Jesus Christ as our High Priest, watching, pruning and preparing His church for His coming (Revelation 2&3). Then it goes ahead to vividly describe the breathtaking glory and power of our Father and His Heavenly kingdom, heavenly beings and the atmosphere of Holiness and pure worship that surrounds Him (Revelation 4 & 5). Finally it reveals events that must take place in these last days and the eternal destiny of all men, both good and bad. Though not an exhaustive description, yet enough to give us a glimpse of what the Lord has kept in store for those who love Him, and those who don’t.   Interestingly the name ‘Patmos’ where the Apostle received this revelation to pass on simply means ‘my killing’. It was known as a sterile island located off the west coast o

So Many Contradictions!

Do you wake up each day seeking how you will please every person that you meet? Wow, what a wonderful world it will be if all persons around the world could actually do that. However, does the idea sound plausible? Is it possible to please every person and is it beneficial to do so? The Bible tells us: “Everything is permissible, but not everything is helpful. Everything is permissible but not everything builds up” (1Corinthians, 10:23). We are permitted to please everybody but the huge question is, will it be beneficial or helpful to the person(s)? Someone that had such dilemma was king Jehoshaphat, of the lineage of king David. Heaven testified about him that he loved and feared God, this he showed by serving his people well. However, king Jehoshaphat also loved all people and sought to do good to all. I am sure his thoughts would be as most think now, to show love to all and sundry. This in itself is a wonderful idea but let us see how Jehoshaphat walked on this trail. The Bib

The Quarry Site Experience

Have you ever visited a quarry site and considered the process the rocks are subjected to before they become dressed stones to be used? If the stones could talk they will have a story to tell about their experiences. As children of God we go through diverse experiences and we wonder if we will indeed survive them. Sometimes we wonder why our gracious and compassionate Father would allow such to befall us considering who we are in Him and what we are doing in His vineyard. The Scripture that should readily come to our minds in such circumstances is God’s assurance when He said: “I will be with you when you pass through the waters, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. You will not be scorched when you walk through the fire and the flame will not burn you ” (Isaiah 43:2). This Scripture assures us that through the experiences of flames and waters, God is always by our side to see us through. Thus, it is necessary for us to go through them so that we may

Regular Companions

           Moses got to a point in his walk with God that he desired to know more of God and not so much about entering the Promised Land. This is the ultimate desire. You can imagine as a parent how you would feel if your child tells you she does not need anything from you only to be allowed to remain in your company continually. That is truly what God wants us to desire of Him: That we would be in constant relationship with Him. In Mark 3:15, the primary reason why Jesus chose His Disciples was for them to be His regular companions . This heart yearning of the Lord for us has not changed. Unfortunately, our relationship with Him is constantly under some form of threat from diverse distractions. Despite all the distractions, if we desire this close relationship with Him, it is possible. We see examples in Scriptures of people that desired this relationship with the Master, God declared that the world was not worthy of them, they looked forward to a city whose Architect and Builder w