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The Way To The Success You Desire Is Jesus

       We live in a very materialistic world that equates a man’s worth with what he has or has the ability to have. Life incidentally is much more than all of these. As sons of God, our allegiance to God, or the weight of our service should not be based on what we had acquired or could. The world teaches that a man that has not acquired some form of wealth should not be reckoned with. As a result, many believe that they have no credibility if their bank account is not fat. Some go as far as believing that the reason people disrespect them is because of their lack of affluence and influence. However, most of us understand that the Bible has told us that the worth of a man is not based on the size of his wealth, yet, we believe otherwise. Thus, many teachings from pulpits are geared towards us getting as much as we can through strategies, hard work and many other parameters.        Sadly, many wonderful sons of God believe that the mark of a man that is blessed is his worth materially.

Truth, Whose Truth?

       We live in a time where things are not usually as it seems. Things that were held sacred are now being questioned and discarded. Morality and decency has become a matter of perception and not what society holds or should hold dear! We forgot that when the fabrics of decency and morality break down in a community, chaos, fear, uncertainty and unspeakable evil run amok. The Bible described the behavior of these times in this manner: “And because they did not think it worthwhile to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is morally wrong…Although, they know full well God’s just sentence – that those who practice such things deserve to die – they not only do them, but even applaud others who practice them” (Romans 1: 28, 32).         Sadly, all these irreverent behavior and more have infiltrated the Church. Instead of bringing more enlightenment as their proponents within the Church thought, it has brought confusion, distress, breed faith

I Am Your Reward

       Sometimes I wonder what our responses will be if God tells us individually, ‘I will not give you houses, lands, and all other possessions, rather I will be your possession!’ How would we react, would we still serve and follow Him? Would there be a ‘yet’ in our response to Him if we do not get what He had promised (Habakkuk 3:17-18)? If all fail and the way forward is bleak, would we still follow?         A young man that was reeling from a devastating loss of all he had was reminded that God is his inheritance and portion; he replied ‘I know, but…!’ The truth is, as sons of the Most High God, He is our REWARD! When we understand this, we can begin to appropriate for ourselves that which has been freely given to us before the foundations of the earth! Sadly, our idea of God being our possession and inheritance is when we can physically see, gauge and hold the ‘possession’ and ‘inheritance’ then it is real! To many children of God, God is good to them based on their earthly posses

Watch Your Decision Making

“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the Day of the Lord is near in the valley of decisions” (Joel 3:14).        We bless the name of the Lord for giving us the grace to see yet another year. To Him be All the glory! Beloved, welcome to the year of our Lord! As it normally is, many are in the process of making plans, decisions, arrangements, alliances and many more for the year. One thing is for sure though; the previous year had turned so many things upside down, such that what was readily known by experience is no longer the case. One could say it is as if the world has entered an era of a ‘new normal’! The old normal is beginning to look out of place and outdated. But Praise God; in all of these new normal or old normal, our God, Jehovah Almighty remains the same. If we agree with the preceding statement, it then follows that we must watch carefully the decisions we take as they not only affect us here on earth but equally determine where and how we spend eternity

Time To Know Christ And Him Crucified!

       At a point in his ministry, Apostle Paul was in Athens where his spirit was vexed and provoked because of the numerous idols the people of the city worshiped (Acts 17:16-33). The amazing thing about the Athenians and the foreigners that lived among them is that they loved to listen to and debate new ideas on a daily basis: “Now all the Athenians and the foreigners residing there spent their time on nothing else but telling or hearing something new” (Acts 17:21). One could argue that the time we live in presently is not too different from the said Athenian society. Many today love to hear new things and debate them daily. Like the Athenians that gather in their Areopagus, we have the Social Media Verse to hear and debate new things. Even our Churches and Fellowships are not left out. It is good to be curious, but in our curiosity and quest to know new spiritual things, it will be tragic to leave the important things we should be curious and seek to know about and go chasing thi

A Lie Exposed! Part 2

      Someone once said God yielded a bit of His sovereignty to man that is why we have freewill and can do whatever we want; after all we have brains and wisdom, he argued. That is a very faulty, deceptive and dangerous assumption. When God created mankind, He made us His ambassadors, deputy authorities, and deputy sovereigns upon the face of the earth. He told man to have dominion over every life form on the earth and subdue it. Man had his marching orders and mode of operation, he didn’t need the permission of God to operate. That was why man could name the animals without seeking permission from God to see if the names fit! The Bible says: “…And whatever the man called a living creature that was its name” (Genesis 2:19b). Even when the female came, the male part of man named her ‘woman’ because she was taken out of man. God did not dispute this. In fact God approved everything man did because man was speaking out the mind of God at every turn. Remember, man was deputy to God!     

A Lie Exposed!

       One of the greatest tricks the enemy ever pulled was to deceive man into thinking he does not really need God in certain aspects of his life. He started this deceit in the beginning, when he told the Woman: “’No! You will not die,’ the serpent said to the woman. In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil’” (Genesis 3:4-5). This lie has made many wonderful children of God to erroneously place their hope in people, themselves, institutions and the likes with dire consequences, or to lose hope altogether. A young man once argued with a group of his friends that there were some things about the human race God does not bother Himself with. These things, according to him, have been left to our discretion. God has given us brains and wisdom to figure out some things for ourselves, and to take decisions based on our convictions. To buttress his point, he quoted: “The heavens are the Lord’s, but the earth He has give