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Keeping Pure

       “How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping Your word…” (Psalm 119:9). Listening to the political, social and economic rhetoric coming from around the world, it can be quite discouraging as it seems on a daily basis things are getting worse and those that are in position to do something about them seem to be at a loss as to what to do. On the other hand the human mind is getting depraved and is urged on by ungodly policies and the media. As the world draws to a close (don’t be deceived, it is), being a Christian and serving God in Spirit and in truth is increasingly difficult because evil is multiplying. As a result of this debacle evil is openly celebrated as good and good as evil. Furthermore, with the advancement in technology in the sphere of social media, entertainment and advertisements, the enemy is using these outlets to subtly capture as many minds as he can. Terrible suggestions from hell are made daily on these platforms and so many are hypnotized to carry out…

Rest For Your Soul

The Creator of the Heavens and the earth understands the burdens that we carry. The fact that you grumble, whine, pray, fast and it seems nothing is happening to the size of those burdens does not mean He is not aware of them. If you are in such situation beloved, trust Him and drop them at His feet without cost or any hidden charge! These burdens may either be legitimate or illegitimate, however, in all of these, He does not judge us, rather He tells us to “Come” to Him with them and surrender them at His feet: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). This rest invitation does not carry conditions except to believe Him and surrender the burdens, and He promises to grant rest to those that will obey. So many have come and are coming to the Master Jesus Christ with their burdens and He gives them rest in exchange for their burdens. But this is not where the story should end for these ones. Jesus Christ did not only come to ta…

Watch What You Sow

      “Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or anguish or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” (Romans 8:35). I met a young couple the other day and they were lamenting about the toll the economic recession was having on them and their young family. They said they were increasingly finding it difficult to make ends meet despite holding down two jobs. They were equally getting disillusioned with their Church activities especially in areas of ‘voluntary giving’. According to them, the Church expects their giving to increase even when their incomes have dwindled and the needs of their young family growing. They reiterated that they believe God but they can’t help but ‘see’ the helpless situation they were in. This couple erroneously tied their financial breakthroughs to their service to God; believing that since their finances had dwindled, they cannot serve God as much as they used to anymore. This unfortunate stance of theirs had opened the doo…

Take Heed To Thyself

      “Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk – not as unwise people but as wise – making the most of the time because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15-16). When one listens to some of the messages coming out of most pulpits, one wonders if the Ministers are aware that the Jesus Christ they are talking about is indeed coming back as King, Conqueror and Judge. The messages have a way of lulling the unsuspecting dreamers to believe that they can do anything without consequence and equally have the best the world system has to offer. Seriously, when last was your attention drawn to where you will spend eternity? When last did you hear a sermon that encourages you to live your life on a daily basis with eternity in view? On a daily basis sin is being looked at as an inconsequential thing, and the repercussions of sin as a figment of an extremist’s imagination. These may sound incredulous. But friend, when last did you sit down on your own like the Berean Christian and truly study …