FORGIVENESS; THE KEY TO UNDILUTED FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD

Have you ever been in a situation where you have been offended and the person in question does not see any reason to ask for your forgiveness or plead with you. In this case, you might become pissed off and wonder if the person can be forgiven. The scripture has rightly given us examples of what it is to forgive, the benefits and how we can become victorious as we forgive one another. The first case study I will like to speak about is that of our Lord Jesus, the one who lived and died forgiving us all. Jesus the son of God was sent to pay our debt in spite of our ingratitude and desire to continue in sin, he died on the cross for us to inherit life in abundance. He did not die for our sins because we had done good deeds to him or to another, infact the scripture describes the wickedness of man to be terrible and unthinkable. Man was in a state of shame; no man was worthy of being called good until Christ came for us all. He bore our pain on his body and healed us by his stripes. This is indeed…

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THE GOOD SHEPHERD

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.       Psalm 23:1-6 Who is a Shepherd? A shepherd is one who tends a flock, to pasture, to graze and feed. A shepherd can also mean a ruler, teacher. A shepherd cares about his sheep or his pastures. He endeavors to nourish his sheep/herd and sustain them. Just like a father nourishes his family; seeking better means of living for his home, a shepherd cares for the sheep and feeds them. Therefore, I can say without the…

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TREASURE IN EARTHEN VESSEL

In the city of Nazareth, there was a young boy his name was Paul. Paul was a very courageous boy from a tender age, he loves his father and mother and can’t help but follow what they believed in. He was raised to achieve one vision; to be a killer of Christians. He was trained to become one of the best in his country. He was also handsome and good-looking but he believed all that he was made for was to live for the cause of his parents which is so see that Christians and molested or killed. Acts 8:3 3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison. He believed that this is what his life was meant for and because of this he pursued it with all the strength.  In fact, after graduating from the University, he took it up as a career and went about from one city to another taking permission from lawyers and from other dignitaries in order to do this mission.  He went about ensuring that no follower of Jesus escape death. Acts 9:1-2 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and…

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ARISE AND SHINE

Arise and Shine! That’s what the Lord says. This is more than just a mere word spoken out  of sentiment, it is a command given to you by the Most High God tellng you to leave your  current position, prediament  and come live a higher life. it is a call to move forward, make progress and take gaint strides by all means. This is God desires for you in life and destiny no matter the situation of things. Today is another day and God still beckons on you to take giant strides and come up hither just like Moses who lived a fearful life who in the bid of escaping the wrath of Pharoah ran to the land of the Midiantes seeking for refuge and help. Though he sought for an escape route and found one in the house of Jethro, the priest and he was about to settle down with his family in the land of the Medianite when God appeared to him to told him to arise and shine forth. God spoke to him from the burning bush and gave him specific instructions for which he would arise and take up his destiny without fear. From there, he…

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MASSIVE OUTPOUR

There is something called massive outpour, it is the release of grace upon a life, family, a business and more. It is when God shines his face upon a life, the outcome or result is always massive. Acts 2:1-4 KJV And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. [2] And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. [3] And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. [4] And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Have you seen a business that is done on the bill of grace or a marriage done on a bill mercy and grace; the result is always different. This is because just like Jesus was never ordinary when he was here on earth. He worked the works of God by the power of the Holy Spirit, he did nothing by the energy of the flesh that’s why he got the result he got. Every life…

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SETTLED

The word settled reveals the state of rest or peace by which all storms and billows are calmed and life is at its peak. It is God’s will for all to be settled. The situation where a life is settled is not actually the absence of chaotic situations or challenges of life, it is the presence of God in all spheres of such life. You must have seen men and women who have money but they are not settled. The kind of settlement we speak of is the inward peace that transcends all understanding. It is when God’s fullness dwells in a life and envelopes it that’s when a life is settled. Our total dependency on our heavenly father who supplies our needs according to his riches in glory through Christ Jesus makes us settled. When a man lack peace and is void of understanding of the word, he isn’t settled. Glory to God for all he has done for us and the finished work on the cross and the resurrection to give us a new life. Today many of us do not accept the word as it were but confess that we truly believe. It is not just words…

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EXCESS LOVE

A scenario came to mind as I was meditating on the love of God for me. There is a scenario one who is the not the father or mother of a child when the child offends him/ her as the case may be. They may say, “I never want to see you again. Just get out of my sight” and they meant it. They can afford to throw away their relationship with such child without looking back because of course the child is not theirs. Its easy to discard him/her. You have not invested over such child neither do have you gone through any sacrificial experience to get or protect the child so, you don’t really care. The second scenario is that of one who gave birth to that child when the child offends them and they are really angry with the child. Though they are angry with the child, they can never say get out of my life or out my sight I don’t want to see you again, never! No way. Even when they say get away, they are still the one who goes to such child and correct him/her explaining why they are angry and why he/she…

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SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Spiritual growth is a crucial part of life which no man can afford to joke with this is because man himself is a tripartite being. He is a Spirit with a soul and lives in a body therefore the need to grow spiritually is important in all forms of human endeavor. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 1 Corinthians 2:14-15 Just like when a child is born, he needs to be nurtured and well taken care of to enhance his growth physically in the same manner a Spirit man needs to be fed and needs to be well nurtured in order to bring him into full manifestation of his potentials or abilities. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 1 Peter 2:2 Though growth is essential but we must understand that growth needs to happen in a proper way. How do we achieve this? For instance, when a child does not feed on…

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ABSOLUTE TRUST

Those who trust in the Lord are steady as Mount Zion, unmoved by any circumstance. Ps 125:1 (TLB) 11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. 12 For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield. Ps 5:11-12 (KJV) Have you ever been in a situation where you need someone to lean on?      11 But the Lord is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten. Jeremiah 20:11 (KJV) Everyone have in one or the other has been in such situations Acts17:28. Many times theses situation has led to some people’s greatness and while some others met their death or were crushed down under such burdens.                   4 Don’t be afraid — you’re not going to be embarrassed. Don’t hold back — you’re not going to come up short. You’ll forget all about the humiliations of your youth, and the indignities of being a…

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A SPIRIT FILLED MAN

The failure of the natural man is his inability to discern clearly all that God has for him according to the scriptures. He can only see from situations. He walks in the shallowness of his own mind and cannot figure things out. God created the whole world and gave us our uniqueness. We learn to discover all that God has for us immediately we are yielded to Him. But for a spirit filled man who is also known as the Spiritual Man, He has been given a clear insight into God’s word and he walks in the truth he has known. The path of the spiritual man might be filled so much challenges but he learns through God’s word that he has been redeemed and given total victory over all. The enemy of the spirit filled man cannot overwhelm him, actually not because the Spirit filled man is just spiritual but because he lives in him who loves him and gave Himself for him. The heart of the spirit filled man is focused on God since he represents who he aims to become. He fellowships with Him always for day-to-day instructions and help. When the spirit filled man speaks, he…

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