Showing posts from September, 2013


There is urgency in the air as we look at the workings in the political and economic sphere of the world. For the discerning, there is a movement taking place which can be likened to the birth-pangs the Bible spoke of in Matthew 24. A similar event took place in Genesis chapters 6 through 8. The Bible tells us that God raised Enoch to preach to the people then of the intention of God: “ Now Enoch the seventh from Adam prophesied about these men also saying, ‘Behold the Lord comes with ten thousand of His saints to execute judgement on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him’” Jude vs. 14-15. As Enoch moved around during his time prophesying and preaching about the coming judgement, he must have been seen as strange, mad and an undiscerning preacher. Some must have thought: Judgement?! Where? How? They were just six generations aw

Enduring Love

               Careful study of the Bible reveals that since creation, God has and is taking people through several eras or time periods. Each era is unique as we see the workings of God in different dimensions from one era to another. The first era experienced by people was that of conscience, a time when God spoke to people majorly and universally through His creation as evidenced in the books of Genesis, Job and also Romans 1:20. The second era was the era of the law as given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai (Exodus 19 & 20). Then the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ brought in the era of grace, and its continual impact on humanity as she prepares the soon return of Christ and His kingdom. Finally the one which is to come is the era of the kingdom when the kingdoms of the earth will become the Kingdom of Christ when He will reign forever and ever. Believe it or not, the signs of the times are already visible all around us, in the media, the society, our homes and sad

Old Time Religion

When Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy his son in the faith, there were salient points he charged Timothy: his conduct as a true disciple and his responsibility as the herald of the gospel of Christ. Paul warned Timothy specifically in  2Timothy chapters 3 and 4 about a time when men will love themselves as against loving God, blasphemers, unholy, brutal, treacherous, despise all that is good and would be themselves devils. He described it as terrible times, perilous times, a time when it will be difficult to be a child of God. A time when people will reject the true word of God but would rather listen to hyped and false analogies of God's word. A time when they would rather sit around and listen to teachers who peddle the word of God for profit by teaching what the ears and hearts of people want to hear and receive. Can you recognize the time? Just look around you! This, then begs the question, how do we as true believers and disciples maintain the standard Christ has se

What if...?

Almost all Christians and non-Christians alike want God’s blessings upon their lives as quickly as possible. No one wants to wait five or fifty years for the blessing of a car, a house or a good job, we all want these blessings as soon as possible. Most times like Jacob in the Scriptures, we want them at any cost. But when it comes to the biggest of all blessings anyone can ever experience, which is the return of the Lord, we shy away from the very thought of it. In fact some would even hope and pray He does not return soon so that they may have enough time to enjoy all the ‘lesser’ blessings of this world. These ‘lesser’ blessings must not distract us in any way from the blessing, the Bible tells us that “It was to you first that God sent His Servant and Son Jesus, when He raised Him [provided and gave Him for us], to bless you in turning every one of you from your wickedness and evil ways” (Acts 3:26, AMP). Why did God do this? So we can reign with Him, not only on earth but e

The Quest

If you have carefully observed, the human being had been fashioned by God to seek ‘something’ that is greater than him/herself. The quest for this has led so many into dangerous paths, desires and passions that have led and are leading so many astray. This is not new as this quest is as old as creation. The Pharisees at one time asked the Lord Jesus Christ when the Kingdom of God will come. This question is loaded with many assumptions: One could deduce that the Pharisees desired to see this Kingdom being preached about by Christ and a desire to know and recognize it because they believe it is their inheritance. Unfortunately, I bet they were disappointed with the reply Jesus Christ gave them, like so many do today, they will expect a supernatural shaking or phenomenon that will herald this Kingdom and at the same time distinguish it from others. However, Jesus Christ replied: “The Kingdom of God can’t be detected by visible signs. You won’t be able to say ‘Here it is!’ or ‘It’s o

The Dual Man

The story of Cain and Abel brings to mind two different natures. Have you ever wondered how sometimes a person could act in a certain way at a particular time and be an entirely different person at some other time? Have you ever wondered why sometimes you find yourself doing things you never thought or believed you could do? Have you ever considered your character and realized how fluid and unstable you could be? Not to worry, God is set to help you if you can open your heart to Him. Looking at the lives of Cain and Abel, one would observe two starkly different natures which we often struggle with as children of God. The awareness that these two natures exist throws better light on how much we have to watch and guard our minds if we must live lives that will be pleasing to the Lord. Cain and Abel were siblings and first two of the offspring of Adam and Eve. The importance of these two brothers cannot be overlooked as they represent two men: The OLD man and the NEW man. The nat

The True Child of The Kingdom

Just before Jesus Christ was going to be crucified, He prayed a prayer for all His disciples (including all those that will become disciples based on their testimonies) in John 17, that God the Father should keep them whilst in the world. Not that they should be taken from it, but to be protected from the evil one. Whenever I remember these Scriptures it reminds me that this world, no matter how comfortable, enticing or discouraging it may be or become is not ‘home’. Each human being on the face of the earth is on his/her way to a permanent home: Either in Heaven or Hell! If this position is true, the next question that should come to our heart amongst many others is: What manner of people should we then be? Unfortunately, the world has seeped dangerously into the Church such that it is quite difficult to differentiate a child of God from those of the world. You may argue that we cannot isolate ourselves from the world if we must influence it for God. Very true, but the question rema