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In Possessing All

       “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it” (John 14:14). These are the sure words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the inheritance of as many as believe in Him. As we ask of Him, He gives us strength and wisdom to possess all that He is giving to us per time. However, some possessions that are legally ours are lost because we are not well positioned to receive them. We may not actually deserve them but He has deemed it necessary to give it to us anyway because we are His friend: “If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you” (John 15:7). Unfortunately there is a snag: so much noise, distractions, interruptions legitimate and illegitimate that is constantly competing for our attention. Until we shut out these distractions, it will be impossible to see or know with clarity what we are supposed to do and where to be in order to receive that which is ours. A counterfeit position is always being peddled that we don’t real

Really…God Of Convenience?

         A friend once remarked, ‘thank God for convenience shops!’ These convenience shops are quite helpful especially when one runs out of little but necessary things like top-ups, milk, salt, sugar and the likes. However, when one is set to do a proper satisfying shopping, one seeks out the bigger groceries or better yet, the farmers market for fresh produce. No matter how convenient convenience shops are, they were not meant to replace the proper groceries/markets when it comes to eating healthy. Similarly, our walk with the Lord Jesus Christ is not meant to be a ‘convenience’ one but a necessity for our day to day lives. The Almighty God is not a “convenience God”: A God that is served based on the time and resource availability of the worshipper. I remember someone once remarked if one is to succeed in this world, such must be wise to live a well arranged life. What he meant was, the life in the office must be different from the one lived at home, at Church and social gatherin

…Not The Final Answer!

       Experiencing set-backs at work, marriage, relationships, career can be quite devastating; especially if it is a recurrent theme. So many at this point believe it is their lot and God’s final answer to their existence upon the face of the earth. It is simply not true. No matter how many times a lie is repeated, it cannot become the truth! It is said it could be, however, when the truth comes in, the lie disappears. A young lady once remarked to me that the more she prays about the situations she was having, the harder the situations become. If you are in this dilemma, don’t be discouraged and don’t relent either but be diligent in standing in God’s word. The people of Judah in the Scriptures faced a similar dilemma as they sought to rebuild the Lord’s temple after it was destroyed by the Babylonians and they themselves were taken into captivity. After they were given leave to return by king Cyrus, they faced terrible opposition as they started rebuilding: “Then the people wh

The Other Side Of Eternity

        Christ on one of His journeys to Jerusalem whilst teaching was asked by someone in the crowd: “Lord, someone asked Him, ‘are there few being saved?’” (Luke 13:23). One would have thought that the answer was quite obvious considering the multitudes that were always around Him: “Large crowds followed Him from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and beyond the Jordan” (Matthew 4:25). Rather Christ replied “ Make every effort to enter through the narrow door because I tell you, many will try to enter and won’t be able once the homeowner gets up and shuts the door. Then you will stand outside and knock on the door saying, ‘Lord, Open up for us!’ He will answer you, ‘I don’t know you or where you’re from!’” (Luke 13:24-25). This saying of Christ should cause us to pause and consider our walk with Him even as we consider the multitudes that were always around Him. This people listened to His teachings, had firsthand experience of His miracles, yet Christ said that many will b

These Times!

        Persecution of God’s children by other children of His can be quite painful. Someone once remarked that it is impossible for children of God to persecute each other. On the contrary, it is possible to do so out of ignorance and fear. Major tactics employed by these persecutors are manipulation and intimidation. These persecutors are not interested in sound doctrine and they try to marry God’s word with the principles of the world. As a result of this error, the very foundation of Christendom is constantly questioned by them and their sympathizers. If we are not discerning in the face of such evil, even the very word “faith” will be explained away as a ‘chemical imbalance of the brain’! The word of God is very clear on this: “Adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the world’s friend becomes God’s enemy” (James 4:4). However, what is happening is not strange; the Bible clearly tells us that “For the time wil