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Living To Please Him Alone!

King Ahab was one of the kings that ruled Israel after the Lord split the nation into two (Judah and Israel) because of their rebellion against Him. The testimony of Heaven concerning Ahab was: “Now Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord, more than all who were before him…And Ahab made a wooden image. Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him” (1Kings 16:30, 33). With such damning testimony, one would have expected God to cut his reign short and given his seat to a more worthy fellow. But the Lord didn’t! God gave him ample opportunities to repent of his ways and live for Him. Severally, we have done and said things that should make the Lord deal with us accordingly but in His mercy He kept us. You might argue that you have tried to please God by living a righteous life as much as you can. This is great! But that thought alone negates the Grace of God on your life and it’s a sin. That was the trap Jo…

Believing Wife…Go Call Your Husband!

When Jesus stopped by the well before entering the Samaritan village, He set a plan and a principle in motion. One question that pops into my mind when reading this encounter, just like the Disciples, is why He spoke to the woman. There were two curious issues at play in this story. Firstly, she was a woman and secondly she was a Samaritan. With this unscheduled stop, the Lord set in motion principles that have become stumbling blocks in the present Church. There are some in the Body of Christ that believe that the woman has no significant role to play in the Church and they back this up with the teaching of Paul in 1Timothy 2:11-16. Secondly, those that are racist in their service and worship, through their beliefs that one form of denomination is better and greater than others. In looking at these principles again especially the one that concerns the woman; some women have been completely silenced in the Church and have become doormats in their homes, on the other end (which i…

Believing In Jesus Christ

Nicodemus, a Pharisee came to Jesus one night acknowledging that Jesus must be from God because of the things He is doing. Jesus, hearing and understanding the unspoken question in his heart replied: “I assure you: Unless someone is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Nicodemus was confused about this strange talk concerning getting born ‘again’: A strange birth that would come about through water and the Spirit which negates natural thought. At this point, Nicodemus was truly confused, Jesus then asked him: “Are you a teacher of Israel and don’t know these things?” (John 3:10). In other words, you have the Bible (which you are at liberty to study for yourself) yet you do not believe or understand God’s word concerning His Kingdom. This same situation we see play out over and over again, and will continue to do so until the return of Jesus Christ to take His Church to be with Him for eternity. So many claim to be ‘Christian’ and even claim to ‘love’ Jesus …