Showing posts from July, 2014

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

          Have you ever felt that God is delaying in His promises? Several times we heard God speak definitely about a particular situation; but when the set time came and passed and the promise did not come to pass, the tendency is to begin to lose sight of Who had made the promise in the first place. God uses such experiences to teach patience and perseverance. In the parable of the 10 virgins, the virgins were told to prepare to meet the Bridegroom. In the minds of the foolish ones, they had pegged a time that they believed He would return and so were truly not prepared. In other words, once they see or ‘hear’ the sign, they will prepare. Thus, when they heard the shout that He was on His way, they chose to go get ready what they should have had with them while waiting. Unfortunately for them, their preparedness and return was late. The reason for their unpreparedness was that the Bridegroom was late. Similarly, Jesus Christ asked Peter in John 21:15-23 if he truly loved Him but Pe

…But Hold On!

It is great to be alive in these times as a child of God to witness the number of converts recorded and great miracles performed across the globe for the Kingdom of God. It is a great time of seeing the Holy Spirit move in unprecedented waves across the world. All these are to remind us that the coming of the Lord is near and we must prepare as children of God to meet Him. It will simply not do to just be virgins with lamps but we must be wise to make sure we are carrying the extra oil that will last us through the whole length of waiting. So many happenings around the world and in our environment are geared towards making us question our faith and become complacent in our service to the Lord. It is believed that once we declare for Christ we can continue in our former lives as before. All this is to make sure the pews are filled and plenty of money in the coffers. It is not supposed to be so! Inasmuch as the Lord takes no pleasure in the death of a wicked person (Ezekiel 33:10-11), H

Measurement…Whose Standard?

A dangerous wind is blowing in our time that children of God must be wary of. There are life changing statements that are being bandied around that do not change the inside of a person. No matter how high sounding sentences and phrases are if they are not based on the immutable word of God, they do not stand the test of time. For instance, the world believes we must operate in an atmosphere of correctness in order not to offend the sensibilities of others even if we have to lie and cheat. As a result certain character traits that were frowned at have now become the norm. It is not strange to come into the church and hear messages that leave the congregation hardened in their hearts against righteousness. No matter how much hype or pretensions, God’s word cannot be compromised, changed or downplayed. What God meant two thousand years ago, He still means today. In all the numerous civilizations of the past, God never changed nor did He replace or update His Word. His word is truth (