HAVE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE OF FAITH WHICH RECEIVES FROM GOD

As we start this special month of December, I greet you in the mighty name of Jesus. May the LORD bless you and keep you. May you increase in the knowledge and wisdom of God our Father, excelling one another in the love, humility and goodness of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. The LORD who has call us out of darkness into his marvelous light is faithful and eager to help us run the race set before us blamelessly, as we look unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. God is glorious in holiness, fearful in praises; and doing wonders. He holds our hands. He is with us. He will never leave us nor forsake us. So he promised. Though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we shall fear no evil. As our Shepherd, His rod and staff comfort us. He shall continue to set a table of nourishment before us, as our foes behold in consternation and bewilderment, in the mighty name of Jesus. Psalms 23:5. [The Message translation states: You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies. You revive my drooping head; my cup brims with blessing.] God’s refreshing oil is on our heads; and our blessings overflow.

The LORD has already commanded his Holy angels to guard us, day and night, as we journey through far and near; TO KEEP US IN ALL OUR WAYS, in the mighty name of Jesus.
This new month and always, henceforth, let the thoughts of our hearts, the words of our mouths, the works of our hands and the steps of our feet, be holy and acceptable unto God. That would assure our victory and joy, daily in Jesus name.

Eleven whole months have rolled past; and we have entered the twelfth and last one of the year 2019. Multitudes have left the stage through death. Many others have been sidelined through sickness, weakness, failures or discouragement. My friend, brace up. Do not give up. God loves you. He wants to help you; and he is eager to do so. The simple fact that you are still alive today is indicative of God’s love and plan to help you through.

Call upon him. Ask for his help. The Bible states that those who know God’s name put their trust in him; for the LORD has never forsaken those who seek him. Psalms 9:10. Those who trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abide forever. Psalms 125:1.

Jesus said: Come unto me all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30. In other words, Jesus tells us to come over for a unique exchange experience. He wants us to stop struggling in our own limited strength and wisdom. He wants to infill us with his own strength and wisdom, which are unlimited, by submitting to him, allowing him to guide and lead us. Burdens are lifted. Yokes are broken. Problems are solved. Sicknesses and diseases are healed.

This month and always, henceforth, we shall think good [THINK RIGHT]. We shall speak goodness [SAY RIGHT]. We shall take right action- Do goodness [DO RIGHT]. Certainly, the LORD God is with us. Therefore, we should expect and receive goodness from him. [RECEIVE RIGHT]. God’s reliability gives us confidence of the fulfilment of our expectations. Therefore, when the LORD has done his usual goodness to us, we should testify his goodness to anyone who would listen to us.

The Psalmist said; Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he had redeemed from the hand of the enemy. Psalms 107:2.

The woman with the issue of blood testified; telling all her experience to Jesus before the crowd. Mark 5:24-34.
What have you been thinking about? Is there anything worrying you? NOTHING is too hard for the LORD God. The woman referred to above thought right. She spoke right to herself and to her difficult situation. She had faced 12 years of UNSTOPPABLE MENSTRUATION! Twelve years of severe bleeding!
She did herself good. She did right. She did not allow the crowd to block or hinder her from getting to Jesus. She did not allow her unpleasant bodily condition to block or hinder her. In Israel, a woman going through normal menstruation was not allowed to mingle with people; worse still, to touch a man, in a culture that looked down upon women in olden days!
SHE SET ASIDE CULTURE, SO-CALLED DECENCY, LEGALITY OR PROTOCOL! Forcing her way through the crowd, she touched the helm of the garment of Jesus. INSTANTLY, she was healed. The abnormal menses stopped.

She exercised a NO-DELAY; NO-PROTOCOL; NO-ARGUMENT KIND OF FAITH! That is RIGHT ACTION; DOING RIGHT. THAT IS FAITH IN ACTION.

Our Lord, Jesus Christ commended the woman for her faith. The woman had earlier talked to herself thus: “IF I MAY TOUCH BUT HIS CLOTHES, I SHALL BE WHOLE.” [Mark 5:28].
She did touch the clothes of Jesus. She received instant, expected, positive healing.
Anybody can do the same today; even now. IT IS NOW TIME FOR DOING RIGHT; TAKING THE RIGHT STEP! Confront anything or anyone who stands as hindrance to your progress and the manifestation of your joy. God is on your side. He wants and has made adequate provision for the fulfillment of your dreams. THERE IS NEVER A PROBLEM WHICH JESUS CHRIST CANNOT SOLVE. THERE IS NO PHYSICAL, OR PHYSIOLOGICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIOLOGICAL, SEXUAL, GENDER-BASED, PRODUCING YOUR OWN CHILDREN OR FINANCIAL PROBLEM, THAT IS BEYOND SOLUTION BY JESUS CHRIST! CALL UPON HIM SINCERELY AND HUMBLY. Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13.

God said: Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. Isaiah 45:22.

Take for example the problem of lack of sleep. Sleeplessness can wreck a human life. It can disorganise the natural processes of our bodies. That could lead to illness and generate deseases in our bodies.

William Shakespeare in one of his works ‘Macbeth’; described sleep thus:

..”great nature’s second course; chief nourisher in life’s feast.”

Macbeth, the main character in the play, by his wicked secret deeds, wrecked his conscience and the entirety of his life, in addition to his knowledge of the bad consequences of sleeplessness, for murdering his honoured royal guest, King Duncan ‘The Meek’, while asleep!

Sleep surely tunes up our body. It refreshes our organs and body systems; enabling it to function optimally.

I have met some people who struggled to get sleep, for many days. Is that the problem you face or the need of anyone around you? If you have not been able to sleep, I say to you, get a right attitude. Stop carrying the burden or load which the LORD has already taken care of for you. Are you alright with God? If not, get right quickly; now. Repent of any sin or wrongdoing. Ask God to forgive you. Forgive those who offended you. Live at peace with your family, friends and neighbours.

God forgives you immediately and gives you peace of mind. The blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, washes us clean from all sin. Thence, our fellowship with God and our fellow human beings become peaceful.
The Psalmist said: Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
That is the right step to having good sleep. All your anxieties and cares should be deposited with God. Do not try to pick them up again.

It is taught from the Bible that through trust and obedience of God’s word, we gain and maintain peace of mind.

Great peace have they that love the word of God; trusting and obeying the LORD. Nothing shall by any means harm or offend them. Psalms 119:165.
LAY DOWN IN PEACE ON YOUR BED. SLEEP CONFIDENTLY, AS I OFTEN DO, AS IF LIKE A BABY, BECAUSE GOD WATCHES OVER ME; AND YOU TOO.[Psalms 4:8].
CAST THAT PROBLEM UPON THE LORD.

In the mighty name of Jesus; I pray for you. Begin to get sleep tonight; even now! Get good sleep from God, your Father, in Jesus name. Amen. Medication from the doctor can help you to get sleep, but that does not give a lasting solution, because you become enslaved to the use of the medicine. However, for some, that may be a starting point.

SLEEP AS FROM TONIGHT LIKE A BABY IN THE HANDS AND LOVING CARE OF OUR FATHER, GOD, WHO LOVES US. AMEN.

All your anxieties, all your cares and worries, bring them to God in prayer. drop them with God. anything, whatsoever that stands as obstacle or problem before you, should be submitted to God. Nothing is to hard for the LORD God to handle. No problem is beyond solution before God. Trust him. I should be glad to receive good news of God’s blessings on your situation. I am praying for you.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

HAPPY NEW MONTH TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Human Rights In Christian Britain; Now Accommodating Pluralism

VICTORIOUS DECLARATIONS

Deuteronomy 33:26-29.

There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.

The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.

Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.

Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! And thy enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places. Deuteronomy 33:26-29.

DON’T GIVE UP NOR THROW IN THE TOWEL!

Failure in examinations at School, College and University is not your end in life. Failure in Business, Marriage or Family Life is not the End of the Road of Life. Many have failed before and gone ahead later to be sucessful, because they never gave up! STOP THAT BAD THOUGHT OF SUICIDE!
You are not the first to fail. You will not be the last to fail. Cheer up! Talk to somebody who is honest, bold, but considerate. Call upon JESUS Now! Pray to God. Look around you. You are not a failure! You shall yet win and smile! Do not blame yourself too much. Pick it up! Humbly consider where things went wrong. Seek advice. Don’t go through it alone!

The Psalmist prayerfully said:
“I will lift up my eyes unto the hills. That is where my help comes from. My help comes from the LORD, Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let my footsteps slide or slip. He(the LORD) who preserves and protects me does not slumber nor sleep. The LORD is my preserver. The LORD is my shade on my right hand. The sun shall not smite me by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve me from all evil. He shall preserve my soul. The LORD shall preserve my going out and my coming in; From this time forth, and even forevermore. Amen.
Please, chat or talk with me, or somebody near you. Do not listen to jesters, accusers or bullies.

Say goodness to yourself: ” I shall never give up! I am a winner. I am picking it up. I am changing my style and strategy in order to win. No scorner or mocker shall stop me. I am moving on; higher and higher. I am not looking back. I am equipped, poised and focused to win.” God bless you. Peace be with you.

STOP THAT BAD THOUGHT OF SUICIDE

You are not alone. Do not be afraid or shy. Talk to your neighbour, someone; anyone who would listen to you. Release the bottled up tension. Share your thoughts.

Most people are hurting, in one way or another. You would not be the first or the last to hurt. Many have been hurt before.

Jesus said:

Come to me, all of you who are striving/ struggling and working hard/ going through tough times/ jilted/ let down/ robbed/ disappointed/ raped/ bereaved/ insulted or undermined/ abused/ discriminated against/ made redundant/ lost huge sums of money or business/ divorced/ abandoned/ sick, weak or pronounced with terminal disease/ victimised/ or silently suffering and bottled up with the pressure of problems. I will give you rest, says Jesus.

Make an exchange with me. Cast your problems upon me, while I give you my own light burden and my easy yoke.

God Almighty said: Come now and let us reason together. Come now; just as you are. It does not matter how far or deep you have gone in your situation.

God is a very present help in time of trouble.
Jesus does not condemn you. Neither do I condemn you.

It is the hungry who needs food. The thirsty needs water or suitable drink. The tired needs rest. The homeless needs shelter. The naked needs clothing. The physically or psychologically challenged need appropriate support. The lonely needs friendship or companionship. The bereaved and sorrowful needs comfort.

Please, do not go through your problems alone. It is only the dead who are problem-free. When God helps through someone, we are enabled to help others who go through similar challenges or problems.

I am availabe to talk, chat and pray with you and pray for you. – “We are helpers of your joy.”

Through JESUS, we can win and overcome any situation.
From Adefolaju Ashaye.

THE REPORTED CASES OF NEW TREND IN MODERN HUMAN SLAVERY: ALL HANDS MUST BE ON DECK TO CONFRONT AND ERADICATE THE MENACE

DISTURBING STORIES OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND TRADE IN HUMAN ORGANS: THIS WICKEDNESS MUST BE CONFRONTED AND STOPPED SPEEDILY.
If it is True that human beings are being transported to Libya and other nations, and from there, human parts are harvested for sale in the Western world; LISTEN, READ AND WATCH OUT: Such acts indicate Callousness and Wickedness. These activities stand highly condemned. All right-thinking persons accross nations should condemn the crime against humanity. No effort should be spared in exposing and prosecuting the criminals!

I decree by the grace and authority given to me by the Almighty God, through Jesus Christ, in promoting peace and human well being as follows:
Henceforth, all perpetrators and collaborators shall never sleep again. Their peace is withdrawn from them all. Wealth so acquired shall go into flames. These evil workers shall meet with attendant, mishaps, organ failures and surgical calamities, in the mighty name of Jesus. The works of their hands speak against them. The blood of the innocent which they hurriedly and recklessly shed do speak against them.

These are acts against humanity. Human trafficking and slavery must be stopped by all possible means. The United Nations, all Nations, credible non-governmental organisations and well-meaning individuals should rise up against this wicked and sickening practices.
Youths travelling abroad for better prospects should confirm their sources through their governments or other credible means, before embarking on their journeys abroad. Any arrangement through the back door or unorthodox means should be avoided. Travelling through Sahara desert, travelling via the Mediterranean ocean through reckless transporters would ruin your lives! Those clumsy methods are full of loopholes that are rife with criminal acts. Please, avoid them as plagues! Please, warn your children and our youths; especially from Nigeria and other parts of Africa to avoid these wicked traffickers.
Nobody should risk his or her life by playing into the hands of these wicked, barbaric human beings. All life matters. Please, do not toy with your lives. African governments should provide conducive bases for the creation of good jobs, so that the youths would not be unduly exposed to these New Slave Traders! God bless you all.

ESTABLISHING AUTHENTICITY THROUGH OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH

Many true life experiences help us to know what to do next, based on our past. Repetitive stimulation through contact with persons, locations, events, animate and inanimate objects, certainly help us to build up impressions and understanding about and from those natural and other meaningful life experiences.

Have you ever wondered before, how a bank cashier could easily identify and differentiate counterfeit currencies from genuine ones? It is through various ways of sensations involving feel, smell, looks and possibly other new scientific methods of identification. Thus the fake currencies are detected and removed from circulation. The skill may have to be learnt, as well as acquired, through teaching, by the cashier.

In the same way, the Church should intensify through teaching and learning, the means of detecting the counterfeiting variations in our world today.

A good starting point is to study the Bible personally by reading it daily and increasing in our understanding of the same. I may not know it all in a day or a year. Step by step, and day by day, my knowledge and understanding increases.

In the Bible, we read: Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Psalms 119:105.

By instruction through the Bible, we know and see the way to go, in life situations. The Bible instructs and discusses all aspects of human life. Light dispels darkness. Light enhances vision. Knowledge is light. We are able to walk safely on the road during the day. At night, we need the aid of light devices to help us see our way through. That is the usefulness of the Bible, the written word of God.

We can keep our ways clean by obeying God’s words. When we keep His words in our minds, we are helped to overcome sinning. Psalms 119:9-11. Thus we can avoid following the crowd blindly because we know the truth.

The truth is light. The truth enlightens and sets a person free from ignorance, bondage and fear. The Bible states: Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness and your law is the truth. All your words are true; all your righteous words are eternal. Psalms 119:142, 160.

All scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2Timothy 3:16&17. This is boosted by a life of prayer. A praying Christian gets power from God as he prays. Thus he becomes powerful, not based on himself, but from God. He speaks to God and God responds back to him in clear terms, because he is eager to do God’s will.

Through fellowship with other Christians, a person is helped to grow better than in isolation. The 21st Century age is filled with more opportunities of scientific innovations through various devices enabling transmission of messages by audio, visual and print media. Good as many of these are, they should not be substituted for interpersonal and more direct communication in assemblies of God’s people. Such assemblies enable the sorting out of the waste from the corn. It better enables reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness; helping to produce men and women of God. Available means such as meetings for Bible study, prayer meetings, worship, breaking of bread or Holy Communion should be utilised by each person as they boost personal efforts. Not forsaking the assembly of ourselves as some people are in the habit of doing…. Hebrews 10:25.

Build up yourself so much that you would become very sensitive to any strange teaching or false doctrine; no matter who is sending out the message. Know God’s word so much as to be well poised to detect the counterfeits from Satan.

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Hebrews 12: 12&13.

It is therefore necessary for me to write unto you; alert you, encourage and advise you, that you should contend earnestly for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

It does not matter who sends out a message. Compare any and every message with the written word of God, the Holy Bible. Be like the men of Berea. After hearing the teaching from Paul the Apostle, they received the message with readiness of mind. Then they went on to search the scriptures daily in order to be sure whether what Paul taught them was true. Therefore these men were considered to be more noble than those in Thessalonica. Acts 17: 10-12. Many of these noble men and women believed.

Dear brethren and friends, be so familiar with the ORIGINAL that the Counterfeits would never fool you anymore!

Grace be with you. Shalom.

Your friend, Adefolaju.