when God made man, he made him to represent him in all sphere.
Friday, July 17, 2009
I have over the times noticed the priority we have placed on physical structures in the church of God, we have laid so much emphasis on beautifying the physical structure of the church than the real dwelling place of God( our bodies)2 Corinthians 6:16b. “For we are the temple of the living God”!. The bible reminds us that our body is the temple of the living God and must be presented as such.
Before Solomon’s temple, God revealed his glory in the tent or tabernacle which Moses constructed. It was there that God would come, dwell, and meet with his people. “Let them make me a sanctuary,” the Lord spoke to Moses, “that I may dwell in their midst” (Ex. 25:8). It was there that “the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent, and [there that] the Lord would speak with Moses” (Ex. 33:9). It was there that “the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle” (Ex. 40:34). The tabernacle was where the people of Israel would draw near to hear from God, to worship God, and to stand in his presence (cf. Lev. 9:23; Num. 14:10).
We are His dwelling place and must always put our focus on keeping His abode sacred.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The Master's expectation is for us to be exactly like him in deeds , not just in quotations ( word). Many christians do know the word in the head which actually is death "the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life"
Depending on the HolySpirit for our christian living is the only way to successfully meet God's standard. Another important question is, "how do one depend on the HolySpirit?" We shall be treating these issues in our subsequent posts and I
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The bible clearly tells us of this time, and we are all seeing it in our own time.I do not have to write a long article on this issue, but just want to remind us to watch and pray!
The love of money and abandoning of the faith is the order of the day, even the very elect have been deceived.
My prayer is that, the Holyspirit would keep us burning till the Master comes.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
To address these questions, let's consider Jesus’ words in Matthew 28:18: “I have been given complete authority in heaven and on earth.” What does it mean that Jesus has been “given” authority?
Prior to Jesus taking on human form, we are told that he eternally coexisted with his Father, and as God he had all authority. But Philippians 2:6-11 tells us that even though Jesus had existed in the form of God, he “stripped himself” of God’s powers to be born a human being. Yet the same passage tells us that after his resurrection Jesus was restored to his former glory, and someday “every knee will bow to him as Lord.”
So, what did Jesus mean when he claimed to have complete authority in heaven and on earth? Authority” was a well-understood term in Roman-occupied Israel. At that time, Caesar was the supreme authority in the entire Roman world. His edict could instantly launch legions for war, condemn or exonerate criminals, and establish laws and rules of government. In fact, Caesar’s authority was such that he himself claimed divinity. So, at the very least Jesus was claiming authority on a par with Caesar himself. But He didn’t just say he had more authority than the Jewish leaders or Roman rulers; Jesus was claiming to be the supreme authority in the universe. To those he spoke to, it meant that he was God. Not a god—but the God. Both their words and actions testify to the fact that they truly believed Jesus is God.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
How tragically does the modem world violate the clear teaching of the New Testament on the permanence of marriage! We have already noted that the purpose of the Christian home is to add to human happiness by fulfilling the human need for security, love, and companionship; and also to provide a godly environment in which to rear those children with which God normally blesses a home. Certainly we may also say that the Christian home should be a unit of love, peace, and godly faith in the midst of a wicked society. In only one way can these purposes of the Christian home be realized: that is by a faithful keeping of one's marriage vows until death. And that is precisely the teaching of Christ and the apostles. In Matthew 5 we read: "It was said also, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: but I say unto you, that every one that putteth away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, maketh her an adulteress: and whosoever shall marry her when she is put away committeth adultery" [Matt, 5:31, 32]. Jesus repeats In Matthew 19: "Moses for your hardness of heart suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it hath not been so. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her when she is put away committeth adultery" [Matt. 19:8, 9]. In this case the great uncial manuscripts vary slightly, particularly on the inclusion of the last clause: 'and he that marrieth, her when she is put away committeth adultery," possibly a paraphrase of Matt. 5:32b.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Recently, I had a minor issue with a fellow Christians, and all they did was to lay curses without justification;all I did was to concern every negative pronouncement in the name of Jesus.
First of all, the believer needs to realize that we live in a cursed world. There are people who are cursed all around us. Many of these people curse others. But God's provision for his people is great! We should be focusing on our God who is our source of strength, provisions and protection and not fear the enemy's might as Israel did in the wilderness.Fearing Satan, his hosts or curses only gives the enemy more power in your life. Fear is not trusting God. It is yielding to the lies and intimidation of the enemy. If the truth will set people free (Jn. 8:32), then believing the enemy's lies keeps people in bondage. God's children must live by the truth.
Secondly, God is able to protect his people from curses.
When Balak, the king of Moab called upon Balaam to curse the Israelites, God stopped Balaam from doing it. "But God said to Balaam, 'Do not go with them. You must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed.' " (Numbers 22:12)
"However, the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam but turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loves you." (Deuteronomy 23:5)
Thirdly, God has promised protection to the righteous from curses resting on them.
"Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest." (Proverbs 26:2)
Learn to stand on the truth and the armor of God will be firmly in place upon your life. (Eph. 6:10-18)...
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Recognize God’s authority. God is the creator of man and woman (Gen. 2). He is also the author of marriage (Gen. 2 ; 3). Since God knows man and woman and is the author of marriage, He certainly has the right to tell us how to have a successful marriage. From the Genesis account learn that Eve was to be a "help meet," Adam was to leave mother and father and "cleave unto his wife," Adam was also to provide, and Eve was to be subjection to Adam (Gen. 2:18, 24, 3:17-19, 16). Other scriptures tell us more about marriage (Eph. 5: 22-6:4). Marriage, as ordained by God, is monogamous and permanent. (Matt. 19:4-10).
There must be denial of selfishness. One of the paramount cases for failure in marriages is selfishness. The "love" of Ephesians 5:25, 28, 33 is an unselfish love. This love actually has as its action the seeking of what is best for another. I Corinthians 7: 3-5 contains teaching which is illustrative of selfishness.
Recognize a spiritual partnership. Beloved, the ideal marriage is a marriage which is based on strong spiritual conviction and a spiritual foundation (1pet. 3:7; Matt. 7: 24-28). Both should be Christians – having the same beliefs, goals, and values.
Marriage is a beautiful institution. It is in this union that man and woman find their ultimate social, emotional, and biological fulfillment. Marriage, as established and ordered by God, is desirable and successful.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
There can be opportunity sought for evil. Paul wrote of the wicked, "Their feet are swift to shed blood" (Rom. 3: 15). Such people seek occasion to perform their mischief. Perhaps the best known man of infamy is the betrayal of the sinless Son of God, Judas Iscariot. Regarding Judas we read, "And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him" (Matt. 26: 16).
Opportunity for doing good. The Greek words translated "opportunity" basically suggest a "fit season." Circumstances can often be such that one can be afforded a chance for doing a good deed. Hear Paul: "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith" (Gal. 6: 10). Paul realized that the prevailing circumstances might be such as to not be conducive. On the other hand, he is saying, the condition could be favorable.
As acknowledged, there are several factors in determining the shaping of life's situations. Desire and values, though, usually determine our decisions to act or not act relative to opportunity. For instance, the writer of Hebrews mentioned concerning certain faithful ones of old that, "If they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned" (Heb. 11: 15). Let us be ready to every good work (Tit. 3: 1).
Examples of procrastination in the Bible. The Bible is replete with examples of people who failed to act when they should have. Luke 14: 15-24 contains the parable of God's invitation to man to partake of His blessings. However, the parable shows that many will not partake of God's feast. Some will defer because they have "bought a piece of ground" (Lk. 15: 18). Another said, "I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them" (vs. 19). A third said, "I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come" (vs. 20). They each deferred action and missed out on a wonderful opportunity, they procrastinated.
How to avoid procrastination. One way to avoid wasteful procrastination is by having the right value system. As seen in the parable of the Great Supper, each had their own priorities that kept them from accepting the invitation from God. "I do not have time to serve God" simply means people have priorities ahead of God. We must first seek matters pertaining to God (Matt. 6: 33). Successful people in the Bible were always people of immediacy, they did not defer (Acts 10: 33, 16: 33). It has been said that "tomorrow" is the busiest day of people's lives. This is because many people defer until tomorrow what they should do today. Hence, they never really address and perform these tasks.
The emphasis of the scriptures is on "today," not tomorrow (Heb. 3: 15). "For he saith," Paul wrote, "I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation" (2 Cor. 6: 2). Beloved, opportunities are missed, lives are ruined, and souls are lost because of procrastination.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
God’s way of creating church growth. God’s word teaches us that the church (Jesus’ church, Matt. 16: 18) is essential, viewed both from the local and universal perspective (cf. Acts 2: 47; Eph, 1: 3-7). Christians are to be members of a local church. In such a relationship they assemble (Heb. 10: 25; Acts 2: 42), edify one another (Eph. 4: 12-16), sing praise to God and one another (Eph. 5: 19), have the pure word preached to them (Acts 20: 7, 27, 28), are overseen by scriptural bishops (I Tim. 3: 1-7; Heb. 13: 7), give of their means into the local treasury (I Cor. 16: 1, 2), and observe the Lord’s Supper (I Cor. 11: 23-28). God’s growth occurs in principally two ways: (1) the saints are built up by the gospel, and (2) the lost become Christians by obeying the gospel (Jas. 1: 21; I Tim. 3: 15; 2 Thes. 1: 7-9). The pure truth is the essence of such growth (I Pet. 2: 1, 2: Acts 20: 32).
Man’s way of creating church growth. Man’s way is to have just enough of the truth to be deceiving to the undiscerning (cf. Gal. 1: 6-9). Appeals are made to make people happy by dining and providing social fulfillment. Special effort is made to socially satisfy the divorced, the young, the singles, etc. Appeals are made to people’s children, in providing secular schools and day care. The goal is to please the people, not God. Larger numbers and bigger, nicer buildings with less of God and His word is the order! Much emphasis is placed on bands and modern music with fun and frolic for all.
We must decide whom we desire to please with our growth - God or ourselves.
Answer: Prejudice is basically pre-judgment. According to the Random House College Dictionary prejudice is: "An unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought or reason" (pg. 1046). Prejudice is not forming an unfavorable position after having considered all the pertinent facts (common use today). Every time the action or presence of prejudice is mentioned in the Bible it is condemned (cf. Prov. 18: 13; Matt. 13: 14; Acts 22: 22; 7: 57).
Biblical facts concerning prejudice. Prejudice (forming a conclusion without having the facts) often produces unjustified alarm (Ex. 1: 9, 10). Prejudice results in spiritual blindness and ignorance (2 Cor. 3: 14). Prejudice can produce religious fanaticism (Lk. 7: 36-39).
What produces prejudice? The causes of prejudice are many. Apathy or laziness to obtain the facts causes prejudice (cf. 17: 32). Fear can cause people to close their minds (Jn. 9: 18-23). Pride is a common producer of prejudice, some would rather not know than have to admit error (Acts 7: 57). Willful ignorance is also a common cause of prejudice (2 Pet. 3: 5).
Remedy for prejudice. Christ-likeness is a cure for prejudice because Christ never exhibited prejudice (cf. Phili. 2: 5). repentance will end prejudice (2 Cor 7: 10, 11). If one has a love for the truth, they will not possess prejudice (2 Thess. 2: 10-12). Paul’s exhortation to "prove all things" will eliminate prejudice (I Thess. 5: 21).
We must be open minded and willing to investigate (Acts 17: 11). However, we must use the right standard to determine right and wrong (Ibid.). Always study God’s word for the purpose of making application. We will hold some things to be true, some to be false - but our position will be based on fact not prejudice!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
As I drove by the other day in my neighborhood, I began to have some deep thoughts on image projection. I saw a few little trading shops with little goods in them with one or no customers in them.They look unattractive because their owners made them so. A few meter drive, I saw another shop; filled with goods and customers going in and out of it, then the question” why this great difference?”
In the time of Jesus, there were many other prophets and preachers, but he stood out from the crowd, he knew his purpose, he sold a product that is effective, he understood the needs of his clients and he serviced them.
How do you see yourself in other people’s eyes? Like grasshoppers? The way you see you is what you become. Every product can become a brand if branded. Every brand (big) started as a small product over the shelf. Coca cola and Pepsi didn’t become such big brands because they wished, but were built over time
Jesus stayed until his showing forth, not that he was dormant prior to this, but I see it more like a branding or image building period.
1.speak positively about yourself or product(s)
2.deliver on time
3.know your audience
4.create awareness (advertise)
7.don’t speak ill of other products
8.beautiful packaging( you are seen before heard)
9.Have the JJSO plan (Jerusalem, Judea, Sameria, and the Outermost part).
Remember!“The ladder to the top starts from the bottom and no one swims the ocean from the middle, except he crashed in there”.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Information Acquisition (IA): to be informed is to have knowledge. The man with knowledge is a king amongst many. He speaks and all listens. Prov.2:3-6, 10:4. Information is the most important ingredient for mind development;Romans 12:2. It enhances, and beautifies the mind. "Every information is a description of a destination". "An uninformed man will be deformed". Information is a map. It’s only an uninformed man that takes his step to the north but actually supposed to go south.
IA is seeking relevant knowledge in the direction of your dream, aspiration or desire. Imagine a man who is ill, but sits all day reading books on how to grow tomatoes, instead of reading books on divine healing or seeking the doctors prescription. His healing may come probably in his grave. You don’t study medical books when actually you are preparing for an engineering exam.
Acquire information that would develop your mental capacity to live in the line of your dream. You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free from ignorance and complacency.
From the book"Power Of The Mind"by Kennedy Oshiogu
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
As it is impossible for you to go two different directions at the same time, so it is impossible to succeed with your mind power trying to engage in several activities.
A motor vehicle’ engine last longer when the driver understands the gear system. You don’t go about changing gears before the right time. Hab.2…get the vision not visions. Put your mind on a particular matter at a time for maximum result. You would agree with me that when you channel your energy towards a particular matter, you get the best of it.
Don’t be distracted. Concentrate on building that marriage, and having a peaceful home than switching gears before time...
Monday, April 13, 2009
God our father wishes us the best in life, and gets disturbed when we aren’t doing well. The bible says “He delights in the prosperity of His saints”Psalm35:27. 3John:2 “I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. He wishes us an all round prosperity and does everything to make us better people. He speaks daily into our lives. His word carries the energy for creation and to effect changes in ugly conditions, Gen.1:1-2.
The word of God contains the power to make us grow (prosper). John 1:1-6 explains that Jesus is the word of God, and Jesus in Luke 2:40 manifested the full prosperity of God” And the child grew (physically), and waxed strong in spirit (spiritually), filled with wisdom (mentally): and the grace of God was upon him...
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Sons of Perdition is the latest movie project from the production of Southstreams entertainment and Tri-Ace Multi Ventures.
It is set in the biblical prophecy according to 2Pet.2:1-3;but there were false prophets among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be spoken evil of.
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingered not, and their damnation slumbered not.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Imagine the success, and then apply your faith in it; which will propel you into action that brings the desired results.
The woman with the issue of blood first thought in her heart and saw the victory before it came. She said in her heart “if I may but touch the helm of his garment, I will be whole” and she apply action to it.
There is a power that follows our imagination that God uses to bring to past our desires Eph.3:20. God has given to us a blank cheque and you can take advantage of it to achieve what you want to achieve.
Friday, April 10, 2009
The bible says we should guide our hearts diligently for out of it flows issues of life Prov.4:23. It is the central processing unit of the man. The bible also says; to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace Rom.8:6.
THE CARNAL MIND
1.Always sees impossibilities
5.Ruled by fear
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
A winner is not the man that always wins but the one that stands in the face of of adversity. Kennedy Oshiogu
The result of winning is not just in the prize, but in the honour. Kennedy Oshiogu
A man who always talk about other peoples inadequacies, uses it as a plot to cover up his own. Kennedy Oshiogu
The devil will give a reason to fail when you don't exercise your faith. Kennedy Oshiogu
Fear is like a magnifying lens the devil uses to make little issues look big. Kennedy Oshiogu
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
As it has come to pass that you have passed through the wilderness, so it is a time for you to rest from every form of toiling.
The Lord will touch you and shift your position. It will be just the Lord and you shall watch and see His marvelous work in your life.
The metamorphosis the egg under goes is not by its own power or might, but by the conditioning of God.
Your transformation will not be by power nor might, but by the Spirit of God. This is the power of the Trinity.
Monday, March 30, 2009
The manufacturer is the brain behind the mechanism of the product. He knows it, in and out and is in the best position to render advice of after sales services to clients.
In the part of the world where I come from, the usual practice is that when you buy an item and it develops a fault, you are quick to call on the roadside technician who has little or no knowledge of the product, and the best he can do is to create more problems in the product. For instance, give your automatic BMW car to a Peugeot auto mechanic to fix a minor engine fault. No matter how intelligent the Peugeot mechanic is, he will only succeed in destroying the life of that vehicle (BMW).
Now let’s come down to bright stars. Do you know you are a product of God, and that He designed you for a purpose? He made you and put you in your own hands, no wonder they say” your destiny is in your hands”. Invariably,” what you are is in who you are”.
Let us look at this issue critically; answer these questions in your hearts; who is your adviser, who do you get instructions from, when you are hurt who fixes you, do you know your limits or strength, do you pattern your life after another person’ life, do you have the specification of your life? Who really are you?
There are no two same persons on earth. Even the most identical twins or the siemes twins are not the same no matter how close they are; do not have the same specific purposes.
If you pattern your life after someone’ else, you will fail their failure, cry their cries, but won’t succeed their success.
“No matter the resemblance between the lizard and the crocodile, the former cannot be the latter.” In whose shoes are you?
Start living your life!
How do I succeed with me? Is the one million naira question you are asking?
Go back to the manufacturer (God) of your life and destiny to receive instructions from the manual ( Word) and get counsel from the counselor (Holy Spirit). John 1:1-3, 14:16-17.
God made you, called you and give you a purpose ;Jer.1:5-10. What the manufacturer calls his product is what it is, and a product is known by the purpose it fulfills. Let you purpose to be obvious to everyone, that glory be given unto the Lord.
The story of the talents in Mathew25:15-26 clearly illustrates mind of God towards us. He gives opportunities to succeed in the purpose(s) He has given to us and expects an account from us.
Our purpose in life is not just spiritual as many of us may think; that’s the reason He gave one five, the other three, and the third He gave one. This clearly shows that God wants us to fulfill our spiritual, physical, financial, emotional and material purposes in life.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Lack and indebtedness has become a major concern in so many homes now, especially in this period of severe economic melt down. It is the worse in 70years and many Christians are abandoning their faith in God and hanging unto other sources, thus going deep down into the danger zone.
At some points in the history of mankind, there have been times of difficulties and seasons of severe scarcity and lack. Jesus said; in this world you shall face tribulations, but cheer up for I have overcome the world.
As Christians, God’s plan for us is to make us praises in the land and not for us to be frustrated. We live in this world, but we are not of this world, so it’s our time to reign.
There is a way by God to get out of life issues. We shall be looking into a few of them
Worship: In Gen. 12:1-20 tells the story of Abraham. At this time, there was a grievous famine so terrible that Abraham left and journeyed into Egypt. Egypt represents a type of the world: policies and standards. The world represents lies and deceits where the Spirit of God is not in operation.
In Gen.13:1-14 Abraham returned to the Lord his God. He went back to God where left Him, back to true worship, to the alter of fellowship and God prospered him greatly.
In times like this, all we need to do is to return to our God. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways,...2Chr.7:14
Faith: Isaac, the son of Abraham in Gen. 26:1-14 was face with a similar situation as his father was, but God said to Isaac never to go down to Egypt and Isaac obeyed. Isaac hadfaith in the Lord his God. He worked hard and invested in his business not considering the situation. In that same year, he made a profit of 100%. His faith in God pulled him through.
This story should fire up faith in your heart concerning your business and that vision you have nursed all this while. You can still pull through with faith in your heart; you can reap a 100% and more. Let the voice of the Lord direct you this season. It is your season to prosper. Don’t give up!
Giving: Someone may be wondering, how can I give when am in lack. Let me tell you; the best time togive is in the time of little. Come to think of it; a field cannot yield if it is not cultivated. No matter how anointed you are, it is impossible for the seed in your hand to multiply itself, but except it is sown.
Jesus says, give and it shall be given to you, good measure, pressed down, shaking together, and running over shall men give unto your bosom.
Whom To Give
Give to God
Give to the brethren
Give to the Prophet of God
Give to anybody in need.
Read: Ecclesiastes 11:1-6
The Prophetic: Now there cried a woman of the wives of the sons of the prophet unto Elisha…2kings 4:1-7. This woman’ story was rather a pathetic one. She wasn’t just in lack, but also seriously in debt and her creditor was letting hell loose
This woman was wise enough to run to the man of God. Yes, the men of God are there to help us, but you can also search the word of God to declare upon your life.
Elisha spoke prophetically into her life and she believed. Her story turned around as she became a big business woman (oil merchant).
Believe God and His prophet, and shall be established and prosper 2Chr.20:20
God help me to succeed in my field
God help me to understand your voice
God strengthen me in my inner man
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Pastor Enoch Adeboye,Late,Pastor Bimbo Odukoya etc
Thursday, March 26, 2009
they saw the glory set before them and were ignited in their hearts with passion.
You must be obsessed with the passion to move to the next phase of your life and create a world that will work in agreement with your dream.
Jesus succeeded because he was in control of his world. He did not allow his environment to dictate his destiny;he did not dwell in past, he always saw the future;he did not stay in places he was not accepted, he moved on.
Hey, hold dear friend. I know you have done all you can and canned all you have,it's time to loosen yourself up to the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit.holyspirit. He will teach you all thing, enlighten you, grant you excellence...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The world is full of people refusing to be who they are. The greatest mistake is for someone to try to be someone else.
Jesus asked; who do men say the son of man I am?This is an issue of purpose, power, and personality.
If you don't define yourself, people will define you wrongly.They will abuse your purpose and frustrate your grace(power). you must display your originality;"personality without originality is impersonation.
Don't just do anything, do your own thing.Don't be a copier. there is nothing like original.You cannot succeed by cultivating another man's field. In life, there are 5 kinds of people:
- people that watch things happen,
- people that don't see things happening,
- people that discusses things happening,
- people that destroys things that are happening,
- and people that makes things happen.
Who are you?