Friday, 26 May 2017

The Circle of Glory

12. And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon’s Porch. 
13 Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly. 
14 And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, 
15 so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. 
16 Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed. 
17 Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with indignation, 18 and laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison. 
19 But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, 20 “Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.”  Act 5 : 12 - 20.
As it was in the beginning of the era when Christians started preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ , so it is even today.Then and now , preaching the Truth of the Gospel of Christ filled the rulers of this world with indignation. The governments and the peoples of some nations in this world condemn the preaching of the undiluted Gospel of Christ as  "Hate Crime" and as " offensive and inciting statements !".
In many nations today, Christians are chastised and sanctioned whenever they express their opinions about anything ; opinions which are based on their faith in the word of God.
 In such countries, speaking  the Truth in the Bible is regarded as making " offensive" and "politically incorrect " statements; therefore in some nations it is an offence punishable by loss of jobs , ostracism, imprisonment and even by death ; for Christians to express their faith in the word of God as declared in the Bible .
Recently ,in one of such "civilised countries",there were protests when a top politician ,during an interview spoke from his perspective of his Christian faith and expressed his Bible- based opinion of homosexuality ; a lifestyle which is not approved by the word of God.
There was an uproar against him for saying "such offensive words" ! 
Some members of the public ; especially people in his constituency , dared him to repeat and confirm what he said about homosexuality .
The harassed politician, for fear of losing his job, had to tread softly by issuing a watered- down statement which was a sort of denial of what he actually believed to be the Truth in the Bible .
It is now regarded as the "civilized , proper and acceptable" thing for people to joke, use swear words and utter statements which ridicule and condemn the word of the Christian God . Few people would bat an eyelid when non-Christians make public statements which are blasphemous , hate-filled and downright disrespectful and antagonistic regarding Christian doctrines. 
Indeed , these are the days of persecution of Christians all over the world .
Least of the list of anti-Christian attacks is the institutionalised and determined efforts to stifle and silence the preaching of the Gospel , even when preached from church pulpits  inside churches.
Sadly, this hatred and antagonism against the Gospel Truth has intimidated and bullied some Christians  into silent retreat .
For this reason , some Christians now, have become secret disciples who visit Christ at night only. John 3:1. 
Some Church ministers , when preaching sermons , can be heard trying very hard , to not be "offensive" by NOT nailing the Truth of the Gospel on the head.
Some Christians would not even be bold enough to step out and  win souls by obeying the mandate given by Christ in the Great Commission . Matthew 9; 35-38;  28:16-20  .
When push comes to shove, even fewer would bother to take their stand on the Truth in Bible when they are faced with  threats to their lives, source of income  and to their self-esteem.
The days are evil indeed. The Enemies of the Cross have become desperately violent because the evil spirits who drive these Satanic sons and daughters of men know that their time is running out and that the Bridegroom is coming with fire in His eyes and with His reward and judgement in His hand.
In times like this , FOCUS is the guiding word for Christians
Be focused on Christ who called you ; not on the agenda of the defeated foe and his agents.
" If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first ". John 15:18.
Christ is the One who has prepared thrones and crowns of glory awaiting His  own people .He was hated , He was threatened , mocked and rejected; but Christ overcame all and He has given Christians His peace and victory .
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world ". John 16:33.
Receive the anointing of strength and boldness by the power of the Holy Ghost.
The Circle of Glory is  complete and continuous in the ministry of the preaching of the Gospel of Christ .
 Be strengthened and be focused on this Circle of Glory . 
This Circle of Glory starts and is PROGRESSIVELY revolving as God is being glorified when His work is accomplished on the earth ; by the power of the Holy Ghost through the lives of His faithful sons and daughters who are Abiding in Christ and doing God's word . 
7. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
 John 3: 7-9.
When we bear fruits, God is glorified ; but the enemies of the Cross are filled with wrath.
Their wrath spawns their persecution of God's people .  Acts 5 : 12 - 18.
Persecution of Christians results in the Dispersal of the Fire of the Gospel to the uttermost parts of the earth ; with signs and wonders confirming the preaching of the word of God everywhere . 
 God is glorified when the results of persecution against the Body of Christ are increase , stability and signs and wonders confirming the word preached by His people . 
Hallelujah ! 
Be assured that the gates of Hell cannot prevail against the Church of Jesus Christ.  
Christians and the Church CANNOT be overcome by the evil agenda of the Enemies of the Cross. 
Faithful is the Lord of the Harvest and He is able  to deliver His people ; even to the uttermost .
"19. But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, 20 “Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.”Act 5: 19-20.
Whatever the challenges faced by Christians , more than ever before , the clarion call to all Believers is : " The ultimate goal of all Christians is to obey God rather then men ! ".
27. And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,
28. Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said,
 We ought to obey God rather than men.
This is not the time when Christians would succumb to threats to their lives or any other types of threats. Now  is the TIME when Christians must defy all forms of intimidation and bullying  ; whether they are overt or covert .
Brethren, the Harvest is Ripe. Go make disciples of all men . 
GO, TEACH and PREACH the Gospel of Christ every where ; all the time.
 Matthew 9; 35-38;  28:16-20  .
22He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”…
Revelations 3: 21-22.
"And the Spirit and the bride say "Come!"...... Revelation 22:17.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Strong , Enduring and Eternal

17." Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
18. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures ". 
James  1: 17-18. ESV .

The bond between mother and child is strong indeed ; so strong and enduring that even as adults , most people's first port of call when they seek someone to share the latest news concerning their situations with, are their mothers .
Naturally , in times of need or times of crisis, humans would think first of running to Mother for support , counsel and reassurance because Mother and no one else is the person who could be trusted to give them comfort and to keep their secrets secret from third parties.
Mother , indeed, in the one person to be relied upon for comfort and love when all around us have proved untrustworthy and  unreliable .
People would run to Mother not only for comfort and re-assurance when they are distressed ; but Mother is usually the first person to hear the good news concerning their successes, their blessings and joyous situations .
A Mother's love towards her children endures until her last breath.
Female animals have been known to take on bigger predators than themselves when the lives of their off springs were threatened.
Most mothers, 
if their children were under attack; even in the face of danger to themselves from stronger attackers , would fight off such attackers with all their strength even with their last breath , to protect the lives of their off springs .
Some trees and other plants are famous for protecting their leaves , buds and fruits from invasion by destructive insects, birds and humans. They repel such invasions by putting on their natural defences like thorns , colour camouflages or by emitting unpleasant odours and secreting bitter and poisonous liquids.

Thanks be to God the Creator of all things for giving all His living creatures  the gift of Mother's Love !
Maternal love was created and divinely programmed to be all what it is. A biological mother's love is the sample and the earthly shadow of the real thing which is God's love for His children.
The uniqueness of a mother's love is indisputable as it is the purest , strongest and most reliable manifestation of love which a human being could receive from another human being .
For these reasons , many humans, actually love and cherish their mothers to the extent that if they were faced with the difficult choice of pleasing their mothers and maintaining their relationships with their mothers or displeasing God and losing their close relationship with God ; 
they would prefer to please their mothers.

God's love deserves  to be cherished and appreciated above all other love existing among humans.
God is Love who is unconditional and eternal . 
God's love manifests as the caring Father's love and also as the multi- breasted Mother's all-sufficient love which is more than enough to supply abundantly above all we need or desire . 
" And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the Lord, and I will be the glory in her midst." Zechariah 2: 5.
 All what humans would ever need regarding unconditional and unending love, provisions, faithfulness , protection and care is found in God alone. 

"Can a woman forget her nursing child and 
have no compassion on the son of her womb ?
Even these may forget , but I will not forget you ".
 Isaiah 49:15.
 How could a nursing mother " forget " to care and to have compassion for the child she bore?
Strange as the notion seems , many mothers have done just that. They forgot their children when they were most needed by their children !
A mother's forgetfulness could be deliberate or unintentional.
Even as unique as maternal love is, a mother’s love being human and earthly in its nature, is subject to human failings ; as such, Mother's love cannot measure up to the highest standard which is God's unconditional and perfect love .
Like a shadow is fleeting and is not the substance ,so could the uniqueness of maternal love be fleeting and fallible .
Unintentionally , a careless mother could doze off, forgetting to feed her child , or she could fail to position her child properly in the child's bed leading to cot-death !
Some mothers have ignorantly or carelessly fed their children with contaminated food and water which caused severe life-threatening diseases in the children.
 Some mothers have forgotten to give their sick children the correct dosage of prescribed medications.
When in public places, some mothers forget to keep an eye on their children ; resulting in missing children  and fatal accidents resulting from their children running into the paths of fast-moving vehicles!
These acts of carelessness or / and ignorance by mothers are just a few of such which could cause severe injury or death for their children.
But the Eternal Mother , Jehovah El-Shaddai neither sleeps nor slumbers on duty. Psalm 121:1- 4.
Yahweh , Jehovah God is always on duty , day and night , watching  over His children . 
Blessed be His holy Name.

In times of need , when we turn to our mothers , they would be willing to do everything they could do to come to our aid .
But much as our mothers would be willing to do everything to help us , what if their "everything" is not enough to meet our basic needs and wants? What then ?

Some mothers "forget" their love for their children when it comes to matters of the mothers' desires to spend the lion share of their money on their craving for drink , hard drugs, hard smoke, expensive holidays, the latest fashion, beauty and cosmetics products, jewellery and other desirable gadgets .

Another major issue for some mothers is their love of food vis-à-vis the love for their children . 
Usually, mothers are responsible for the cooking and dishing out the food in the proportions 
as mothers deem fit, to all members of their household. 
Some mothers find it challenging to overcome the temptation of the sin of selfishness and gluttony when it comes to sharing equitably the family meals .
It has been alleged by some children that their own mothers start eating portions of the meat, fish and chicken during when their mothers are cooking the family meals.
By the time the food is ready to be dished out, such mothers would eat more by serving themselves larger portions of meals and keeping the best and biggest pieces of meat and chicken in their soups for themselves , while leaving the smallest and bony pieces for their children and husbands !
The excuse of such mothers for gobbling large portions of
their family meals is :
" For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The labourer deserves his wages.” 1 Timothy 5: 18.

We have seen the distressing sights of the endless adverts of starving children in the media; used by numerous charities to source for donations .
People have often wondered how is it that the diseased , dying and skeletal children seen in those charity advertisements are ,usually, cuddled by mothers who look fit and rosy-cheeked ?!
I hear you !

In Jehovah El Shaddai God there is no lack , no turning or variableness.  James 1:17. 
Strong and sacrificial is maternal love ; but even a mother's love could waver and falter when her joy and her pleasure over the child she bore have ceased.
Some mothers have chosen to forget their love for their children by abandoning them ; may be because their joy as mothers has ceased , due to many reasons.
Reasons such as the fact that the child or children they bore have turned out to be children of sorrow because of the children's physical deformities or depraved characters which have caused shame and sorrow to their mothers and entire families .
Definitely not what or whom their mothers were expecting the children to become ! 

Strange as it sounds, some mothers in the event of their remarriage or starting a new love relationship have chosen to abandon their own children by seeking their personal happiness and fulfilment in the love of their current man.

 Some mothers have complied if their man demanded that such mothers forsake their own children for him ; as his condition for continuing the love relationship.
Also , some mothers have decided to "change gear " by shifting their love , care and attention from their children to their own personal interests ; by investing their love , time and energy in advancing their personal careers, businesses and their own future financial security .
Such mothers give their reasons for such change as the blatant ingratitude they have received from their children.

Appreciating the awesome dimensions of God 's love as Jehovah El-Shaddai "The Multi -Breasted One", is essential and imperative for maintaining our total trust in God as the ultimate provider and supplier of whatever we need in our lives .
Mothers are special , they are indispensable and where would most of us be without our mothers ?
But like all good things on earth, mothers' love is not eternal.
Some day, these great women who rocked our cradles , who are rocking our world, going the extra mile , spending sleepless nights and busy days to care for us and to nurture us ; like all humans , they will pass away.
Some day, you will wake up and hear that your Mother , your most-trusted confidante, your best friend and the greatest love of your life has gone away from this realm !
But , if she was a Christian , she is alive in eternity .
When Mother has gone Home , her God and your God lives and He is your Strong , Enduring and Eternal Multi-breasted One .
Jehovah , the El-Shaddai God alone deserves our adoration and worship.
Appreciate God's faithfulness and goodness .
 Worship Him . Hallelujah ! 

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Thank you for checking out my book "Vibrant Missions" on Amazon "

Excerpts from the book: 

Vibrant divine missions are not the run-of – the - mill types of missions.
They are remarkable divine missions, launched by power and by love with the intention of striking through all opposing kings to establish the reign of the Gospel of Christ on earth.
There are vibrant divine missions which were specifically ordained by God regarding what the missions will be like , who will carry out the mission and as to when , where and how the missions will be run,

 Vibrant divine missions are, indeed, love offerings and love songs from the love-filled hearts of men and women who offer them to Jesus Christ, the Lord of the Harvest .

For divine missions to be sustained as effectual offerings, the ministerial gifts of the Spirit of God must be used with Love for God and passion for the souls being ministered to.
“He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him “Feed my sheep “. 
John 21:17 ESV

When our divine missions are passed through the fire-test of the word of God which guides His Vision, would our work in divine missions pass the fire- test of the word ?
The end of all divine missions will be when they are laid at the feet of Jesus Christ at the Marriage Feast of the Lamb where all Christians will gather to receive their rewards.
As we present our works to the Lord Jesus  and we give account of our divine missions , would our labour pass the fire-test of LOVE ,FAITH, HOPE which the word of the Vision of God has set as the foundation and the standard for God’s Vision?
 “ For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;  every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 
 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
 . If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.. 1 Corinthians 3 : 11 – 15.

Thursday, 31 December 2015

......Because Jesus Christ is Lord !

It 's another Christmas season and once again the world rolls out the drums of celebrations and worship unto Jesus Christ the son of God who came to live among men and to give mankind  reasons to celebrate at Christmas .
The Christmas Season will end with fan fare with the entrance of the New year on the 1st January.
What a privilege and honour to celebrate another Christmas season being alive and well in the land of the living !
Such amazing grace to partake of God's faithfulness and goodness throughout 2015 !
We say "Thank you, Jesus  "!

This is the time of the year  to take stock of our lives and to give thanks for all the great things the Lord has done for us.
I am sure your own testimonies are as great as mine.
 I have every reason to sing praises , to dance and to shout with the voice of triumph  because the Lord God was very good to me and my household in the year 2015.
My testimony is this , in a nutshell :
As usual , at the beginning of the year 2015, I gave God a list of  requests for my family and for my friends and a list of my desirable personal blessings and victories which were dear to my heart and which I wanted God to do for me , ASAP.
Also,  I told God that in addition to these my desirable blessings and victories , I did not want to carry over any  unfinished projects into 2016.
Talk of giving my Father a "Tall Order!" of gifts desired !
Our prayer lives should not be at its peak at Christmas season only .
We must offer  fervent and continuous prayers and intercessions to God throughout the year .
The fervent prayers of the righteous avail much , coupled with the mercy and the grace of God.

You know what ?
 My God specialises in carrying out  tall orders :  even exceeding what I expected!
Glory Hallelujah ! Jesus is Lord indeed!
Every thing I asked my God at the beginning of  2015 to do for me before the year ended , HE DID THEM ALL for me , beautifully and He even gave me more blessings and victories than I asked for What an awesome God !!
"This is the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in my sight !"
That is why I rejoice not only at Christmas , but everyday of my life !
For my God reigns in my life and in my situations , all through the year .
Taste the Lord and see that the Lord is good , indeed!

Donning one of the "silly head gears!" Hmmm...!

To those who " don't do Christmas " and for those Believers  who "do Christmas" but they believe it should be a season of muted celebrations , spent in sobre reflections over the "sins of the world",
 I say " sorry , but no apologies",  that all these loud Christmas celebrations are IN YOUR FACE , everywhere, all over the earth ! 
Well, you may wonder   why all this fuss , the shopping , the noise , the FEASTING  and the "silly" Christmas wares? !
You don't do Christmas ? Ouch ! 
Wishing you more days on the mountain of " sobre reflections" .
Well. The point is , I ,we , the billions of inhabitants of the earth " do Christmas " with all the fuss , the noise ,  the feasting, the shopping , the "commercialisation" (?) and all the Christmas wears and wares , every year.
How about that ?
We love Christmas  and the earth is rejoicing with loud celebrations and shouts of joy at the birth of  Jesus Christ the King of  Kings, the Prince of Peace who has given Joy to all the world .
Jesus is the Lord of Lords . His birthday is worthy of all celebrations ,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

Big Thanks to you all my wonderful friends , hundreds of you and still counting , who have bought  my books on Amazon Kindle .
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The contents of the book present a fresh and bright outlook on why all over the world , to the glory of God , both Christians and non-Christians celebrate Christmas .
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Thursday, 17 December 2015

The book - " THE VISION OF MY FATHER " - What is it about ?

Now on sale on  kindle .

Excerpts from the book  : 

" God started His relationship with man from His pedestal as the Creator of man ; as such,  from the beginning , not man, but God called and He is still calling the shots.
God ‘s mind is His will which is expressed through God’s word.
In the relationship between God and man , God’s word were and  have been His guiding principles for man's walk with God .
God ‘s word  says "This is my word to light your path in my relationship with you and these are the consequences of your rejecting my word 
Your reward for obeying my word are peace, victory and joy in my presence for ever."
Then God gave Man and still gives man the freewill to accept or reject His word......"

"The Vision of My Father " is my seven -chapter e-book ; my own little contribution to herald the much -awaited Final Post of the plan of God for mankind. 
It is about , chiefly, the expression of the love of God whereby He created man for the Purpose of ordaining man as God 's heir  on the earth.
Also , I have written about why and how it is imperative that man reciprocates God's Love by responding through Faith and Hope.
This essential thread of God's Love, man's Faith and man's Hope is evident throughout  all the chapters of the book .
The book "The Vision of my Father " sets out  to present God's Salvation Plan from before Elohim the Triune God created man in His own image and before He re-created and transformed the earth from being a watery waste land , festering in darkness to become a beautiful and functional planet; now the befitting place for human habitation  .
The book describes the elaborate preparations made by Elohim to make the earth the very best home for Adam and Eve.
Also , I have written about these Truths :
* Why God speaks to man , even after repeated rebellion from mankind;
* Who Jesus Christ is ;
* How and why the name of Jesus Christ is the only name whereby  man can       be saved.
 * Why Christ is the only way and the only access to God the Father and to            eternal life.  
* Why God has continued to uphold His Vision for mankind  and for the earth; 
* God has kept His word til now ; therefore we can rely on the word of God          regarding the events which will take place soon on the earth.

The Vision of God sets out to deliberately transform the earth for two purposes:
1. Earth was created to be inhabited  by man;
2. The purpose of the Second Coming of the Lord .
Not only was the earth created to be inhabited by humans, but the earth was created to be the place where Christ came to live and to die for all mankind ; also the earth is the planet where Christ after His Second Coming ; will set up the Kingdom of Heaven and His reign as King .
The book discusses the following soon-coming events on the earth ; how and why all mankind must prepare for these events and the position of the Body of Christ, the Church ,  in the Last Days :
1. The Rapture of the Saints ;
2.  The Great Tribulation years after the Rapture ;
3. The Remnant Church;
4. The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ ;
5. The Kingdom of Heaven is established on earth.

Today , more than ever before the Kingdom of God on the earth await the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ when He will return to the earth an the conquering King of Kings; to begin His reign in the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
All creations groan and we are excited and expectant as we await the glorious event of the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ .
For Christians ,this will be the time for receiving our expected glorious inheritance as promised by God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ .
We say , "Come, Lord Jesus !"