Showing posts from June, 2015

Understanding What To Do With Our Will

Looking through Scriptures at the lives of the children of Israel, one cannot help but conclude that the workings/miracles of God in their lives and in the lives of others were to the degree to which they submitted to Him. From the widow from Zarephath to the Syrophoenician woman, all opened their hearts and surrendered their will to God; and He did amazing miracles in their lives. Unfortunately in our time, we need the blessings and miracles of God but still holding on to our wills. For the work of salvation to be complete, it was not enough for the Lord Jesus Christ to say He does only what He sees His Father do. He needed to walk the talk! He had to enter the garden of Gethsemane to surrender the totality of Himself in order to put the final nail on the ‘coffin’ of the devil. Without the garden experience, He would not have been able to go to the Cross! If indeed Christ is our example, why do we think we can attain glory, supernatural breakthroughs and feats without going throu

God’s Blessing

           ‘With my experience thus far, I believe God’s promises happen by chance’, someone exclaimed to me the other day! Hearing this made my heart heavy and sad because this reflects the reality on ground. You may argue that the person is not truly born again to believe this. But so many may not say it but their actions announce the statement loudly enough. The question that came to my mind when the statement was made was, can He that said we should not owe laborers their wages refuse to settle those that serve Him? Or better still, can He that said we should ask not have provisions for our demands? The truth is the reason why so many are frustrated and disillusioned with their serving God is that they are not truly serving Him but are serving their pastors and their ministries. No wonder they can stand and claim that the pastors favor some over them. If you love the Lord and your service is to Him, you will realize that the pastor or ministry can never reward you! Therefore, yo

Don’t Take God For Granted

Walking daily in uninterrupted victories as a child of God is exhilarating. This should embolden us to do more and go more for the Kingdom of God. At the same time, it is a time one must tread carefully because: “…whoever thinks he stands must be careful not to fall” (1Corinthians 10:12). A person that is careless in his/her stand can be tempted to think that the experience of uninterrupted victories is the result of having a much more closer relationship than anyone else with God or one is just plain perfect and cannot go wrong. This thought is erroneous and leads the person on a dangerous path of self-destruction. Throughout Scriptures, people that took God for granted got their fingers burnt: “Now these things happened to them as examples, and they were written as a warning to us, on whom the ends of the ages have come” (1Corinthians 10:11). Being a born again child of God is not a status that excuses us from the consequences of wrong doing or an instrument to blackmail God wit

God Will Let You Do Things Your Way And Let You Pay For It!

Looking at previous generations from the days Christ walked upon the earth to the Dark age, Restoration and Renaissance ages up to the present age, one can safely conclude that the present age is one that touts personal freedom the most. So many schemes of darkness have wound their way into the fabric of the Body of Christ; and it is increasingly difficult to differentiate what is right from what is wrong. These schemes range from redefinition of doctrinal teachings, redefinition of marriage, redefinition of intimate relationships, music, mode of dressing and all manner of human endeavor that look seemingly harmless. The picture that readily comes to mind is when the serpent possessed by the devil suggested to the woman in the beginning: “Did God really say ‘you can’t eat from any tree in the garden?’…’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:

Don’t Knock The Message, Check The Messenger!

         A sister plunked into the sofa beside me, raised her hands exasperatedly and declared: ‘I am tired of this my office people, I preach to them, they just won’t listen. They mock me at every opportunity they get. Pastor I tell you, it’s hard telling people about the good News!’ This is the state of mind of so many wonderful children of God. They try to witness to their neighbors, colleagues, friends and families and they are not taking seriously. Where could the problem lie? Is it that the message and mode of delivery are wrong? We know the message of Christ is hundred percent fool proof. If that is so, then something must be wrong with the messenger! The reality is if the messenger lacks integrity, the message cannot be believed by the recipients. The messenger cannot be believed if his/her very posture negates the message. When people listen to you, they listen beyond the words you speak. The Bible tells us that Nicodemus, a Pharisee, a leader, ruler and an authority came t