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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.

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.

PRAYER TO BE SAVED

Pray this prayer to give your life to Jesus Christ:
Dear Father in Heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. Your Word says –Him that comes to me I will not cast out. (John 6: 37). So I know you won’t cast me out, but You take me in and I thank You for it.
You said in Your Word, “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved “(Romans 10: 13). I am calling on Your Name, so I know that You have saved me now.
You also said “if you shall confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and shall believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation ” (Romans 10: 9, 10).
I believe in my heart Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe that He was raised from the dead for my justification, and I confess Him now as my Lord.
Because Your Word says, …” with the heart man believeth unto righteousness….” And I do believe with my heart, I have now become the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Corinthians 5: 21)… And I am saved. Thank You Lord Jesus! Amen.

GOD LOVES YOU ABSOLUTELY:

Imagine being asked to die for a condemned armed robber, a terrorist, or a morally corrupt person in your community; would you oblige or voluntarily rush out to do so? Certainly not; judging by general human standards. For a good man or woman in society, some people may agree reluctantly or hardly opt to die in their places or stead. 

However, that unpopular and unlikely line of action was what God took. Read how the Holy Bible tells us: 

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.  For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were  reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. Romans 5:6-10. 

Our first parents sinned by deliberate disobedience to God. Being our foundational and therefore representative parents, Adam and Eve. ushered sin into the world with the deception by Satan. The choice was theirs to obey God or Satan. Their choice had severe spiritual and physical implications. As forewarned by God, death was the result. Man died spiritually by being cut off and out of fellowship with God. This effect passed on to all mankind. 

However, the reconciliatory initiative made by God through the death of his Son Jesus Christ removed the curse and judgment of death from us all. We have been reconciled to God by the death of Jesus Christ. We are saved by his life because he died, was buried but arose from the grave on the third day according to prophecies of the Scriptures. We can rejoice in victorious celebration. The Bible states:

And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have  now received the atonement. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. Romans 5:11-12. 

The whole of mankind was hopelessly under the grip of sin and death. Before the law came by way of the Ten Commandments given to Moses, no man could be legally accused of sin, even though all sinned through Adam and Eve. The partaking in the failure of Adam and Eve was the inheritance of death which passed on to all mankind. That death was pronounced upon us conditionally by God. We entered into it by the choice of our foreparents. We therefore inherited the death as well.

Jesus Christ came as the second Adam. He was perfect all the way. He obeyed God all the way. Greater still, Jesus Christ died for our sins in stead of us all. He became sin for us, took our sin away. He died our death. Arose from the grave and freely offers and gives his life to all who would receive him! That is Love that is indescribable! It is such a great and wondrous love. 

At this time of Christmas celebration, we remember that God sent his own begotten Son Jesus into the world. He was born in a manger in the little town of Bethlehem in Judeae. Jesus Christ came on a rescue mission. He came to rescue mankind from sin and death. That rescue mission has been completed. Jesus came, born as a baby. He grew up and became a carpenter in Nazareth. He ministered across Jerusalem, towns and villages in Judeae and Samaria in Palestine. He surrendered himself to be crucified after a torturing flogging with whips at the whipping post by fierce, cruel Roman soldiers. He died on the cross. He was buried and the tomb securely sealed. On the third day he arose from the grave and came out alive after a powerful earthquake broke through the sealed entrance to the tomb! By his life, Jesus Christ offers and gives new life to anyone who would listen, trust and obey him. Dear friend, you can be one of that great company as you read this message. 

Come to God through Jesus Christ today, so you read this message. If you shall confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord. And believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures. You shall be saved. With your heart you believe and you are made righteous. With your mouth you confess and you are saved. Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.  Romans 10: 9-13.

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16.

JESUS CHRIST IS THE REASON BEHIND THIS SEASON OF CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS. COME TO HIM WITHOUT ANY DELAY. HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. SHALOM. 

AGAPE NUGGETS

If you say that you love a person and you do not always speak home truths to him or her, your love is fake. Such love is based on fear, falsehood,  discouragement, selfishness, wickedness, or any other form of evil. What if the other person rejects or rebuffs your good intentions? Then you are not liable, but your  association or relationship is on shaky grounds. Such relationship would not last, except there is change of attitude and repentance.
If you are married, please go all out to love and cherish your relationship with your spouse. Do not take him or her for granted. Commit your ways unto the LORD. Trust and obey his words. Respect each other. Communicate freely and openly with each other every day. Do things together- praying, eating, walking, listening, leisure, sleeping, resting, holidaying and sexual intimacy. Planning comes without saying, for these to be achievable. When the children start to come never allow your relationship to become sidelined!
If you are single, never enter into any relationship which would not improve your life morally, spiritually with God, your life skills and ensure continuity of the basic needs of life. Your peace of mind, body and soul are of vital importance. Evil companionship corrupts good manners.
Bear in mind the fact that you cannot improve yourself by resisting the good counsel and supportive efforts of your true friends. One of such friends may desire to spend the rest of his or her life with you as your spouse in the near future! If you spoil your chances you may regret later. Therefore, be steadfast, diligent and watchful. Be prayerful and focused in life also. Keep your body pure and chaste. Pre-marital sex does no good to marital foundation and happiness. Your life needs to be cleansed of such impurity and sin in order to build a solid foundation for Christian Marriage.  Never toy with counselling from trusted Christian persons and your pastor.
Dear friend, let me humbly tell you an important home truth. If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, you are lost and you probably do not realise this fact yet.
You can rectify this situation before it is too late!
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is your Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you shall be saved.
Sincerely call upon Jesus now. Invite him into your life. Jesus Christ would honour your invitation and come in to change your life for the better. Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ shall be saved. Romans 10: 9-13. Please do so quickly anywhere you may be now. Quietly from your heart; or in your room; in the bathroom or even in the toilet! In the plane travelling or on the motorcycle; you can surrender your life to Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ came into this world to save sinners. That includes me and you. Nobody is exempted. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16. Please let us know that you have made the decision to follow Jesus Christ. We shall be glad to support you in your walk with Jesus. We send you useful materials of faith in Jesus. We would also link you with the Church nearest to you for good fellowship.
God bless you.

AGAPE NUGGETS

As Christians we can glory and make boast in the LORD. This is not because we are good or better off than others but that God Almighty, through Jesus Christ, has chosen to rescue people who once were wretched because of sins; and transformed them into his own goodness and righteousness.
Truly, here is God, reconciling the world unto himself; not treating them as sinners but through Christ, making them new creatures. People who have been forgiven and given a new nature that overcomes sin and every resemblance of evil and  wickedness.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away and all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17.
Having reconciled us to himself, God now encourages, empowers and emboldenes us to go all out to bring back people around the world to himself. God sends us out as ambassadors of reconciliation, urging people to become reconciled unto him. We are ambassadors for Christ.
Jesus Christ, the means of reconciliation, died on the cross for everyone who ever lived and who is yet to be born. As a result of his death, Jesus paid the price for human sin. He who never sinned, died as the worst of sinners. He took my place and  yours and died instead of me and you on the cross. His blood shed on the cross made peace between sinful mankind and our offended Creator; the Almighty God!
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16.
Therefore now, we urge you with great boldness, confidence and urgency: Be reconciled to God. Do so quickly. Do so consciously. Do so with your  whole heart, appreciatively. Do so today, even now.
Here is the Good news. Having judged and punished sin in the substitutional sacrifice for sin  (His only begotten Son Jesus Christ), God offers pardon to all of mankind. Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world but that through his Son the world might be saved. John 3:17.
Practically you can experience the salvation from God now. If you shall confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, you shall be saved. With your heart you believe and you are justified and with your mouth you confess and you are saved. Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10: 9-13.
Call upon Jesus as you are. Call wherever you may be. God bless you.

THIS WORLD SYSTEM AND SAVING FAITH

This world and its lusts plus its corruption are soon passing away, but anyone who does the will of God abides forever.We are all advised not to put our lives’ hopes on worldly possessions,acquisitions,fleshly desires, pride and arrogance. The craze after sexual lusts and all forms of sexual perversions should be deleted from our lives. All forms of greed, drunkeness, gluttony, drunkeness with power, star-gazing,palmistry, reflexology, witchcraft,satanism and all forms of idolatory, should be got rid of out of our lives and society. Human body and life are precious in the sight of GOD , the MANUFACTURER! Therefore, all forms of bodily abuse,anti-semitism, racism, terrorism, and all forms of human oppression and abuse, should be discarded. There is no small or big error.There is no small or big sin! Sin is sin;no matter how big or small. Every form of disregard for the CREATOR is sin.Sin in any form,hidden,open,small,or big is punishable. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord(Romans 6.23). It is written: Whosoever transgresseth,and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. II John 1.9. It is not a matter of religious debate.  This is the end time.This present world and its systems are coming to an end very soon!Reference to man in this message is referring to the entire human race and not to any gender. God made man perfectly in the begining and had regular fellowship with them. Man was given power and dominion to rule this Earth. However, man fell from his position by selling out to Lucifer who came deceitfully in the form of a snake(serpent). Man was specially made to live successfully on Earth. Lucifer(also commonly called the devil, Satan, prince of the power of the air)was originally made to live in Heaven, but because he committed high treason, he was cast down from Heaven and thus became a rebel and vagabond, having no settled place. Satan chose to disposess man from his privileged position by successfully tricking him to obey him while disobeying Almighty God. From that time in the Garden of Eden, the ways and life of mankind became corrupted, because Satan took a prolonged, but temporary control. After thousands of years of sending messages through many prophets, mankind was not truly repentant for their corrupted ways. A designed master plan was therefore unfolded by GOD. He decided to send His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, Who came as GOD in human flesh in order to rescue sinful mankind from sin and its consequences, which is death,(both spiritual death and physical death). As the only one born without the usual human conception, Jesus Christ did not share in the sinful nature of mankind. He was therefore qualified to be the true, one and only SIN-BEARER, for the entire human race, right from Adam to the last person who shall ever be born into this world; and that includes all of you reading this message. This is not a case of debate, argument or logic. This is a matter of great divine, present and eternal importance, put in place by the Almighty God ; MAKER of Heaven and Earth.  Anyone may argue or try to excuse or exonerate himself/herself, but that would not be tenable on the dreadful day of judgment, when GOD shall judge the secrets of the hearts of ALL PERSONS, by that MAN (Jesus Christ) chosen by HIM. The Almighty God gave this approval to Jesus Christ, by raising Him from death on the third day, after Jesus gave His life as a ransom for ALL HUMAN BEINGS. Jesus Christ was too holy for sin, sickness, death, hell and the devil to hold him down! Up from the grave He arose, with a mighty triumph over his foes. He arose , a victor from the dark domain! The blood of Jesus Christ was an offering made to blot away ALL sin. That blood forever speaks for mercy. However, EVERY PERSON needs to respond to the mercy of God shown through the shedding of the blood of the INNOCENT JESUS CHRIST, Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the whole world!  GOD would not wait indefintely for a person to repent and come to Him through trusting in Jesus Christ. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it; but that the world, through him, might be saved (John 3:16-17). What happens if a person keeps on postponing the surrender of his/her life to GOD through Jesus Christ? He /she may die before doing so. Another person may suddenly become too sick to respond and ultimately die unsaved. Yet another, through arrogance or pride may delay this all-important decision of life and eventually end his life unsaved! Imagine a person who fell mistakenly into a 500 feet ditch. That person had a lifeline of a very strong cord let down to reach him. For such a person to be rescued, he /she must take hold of the lifeline, grasp it and follow any instruction given to him/her from above! That is a simple physical illustration. GOD ALMIGHTY has sent THE BEST LIFELINE (Jesus Christ) from Heaven above. It is written that if you confess Jesus Christ as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from death, you shall be saved. (Romans 10:9-10). The  wages of sin has been paid with the blood of Jesus Christ. Approval and confirmation for this fact is the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day. By his resurrection, God made Jesus Lord over all principality, power, might, dominion, and every name under the earth, on the earth and in the heavenly places. At the mention of the name of Jesus every knee must bow. Every tongue must confess that Jesus Christ is Lord! This is not a matter of choice. Soon or later, the LORDSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST over ALL the Earth shall be fully established, when He comes back as King of kings and Lord of lords! This is very imminent because the world system by its own disobedient will is already setting the stage for the LORD OF GLORY to take over. A false world government would soon come up, offering great economic and social solutions to world problems. That is of the Anti-christ.This would be short-lived. Then would come the true government ushering 1000-years reign of Jesus Christ, the MESSIAH. We shall treat this in greater detail soon. But before then; Come to Jesus today before it is too late. Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. JESUS died and rose again for ALL human beings, but EACH person must call upon Jesus personally! Are you saved ? Then go on to give diligence to make your calling and election very sure. God bless you all.