PRAYER OF CONVERSION
In the name of Jesus “Almighty God my creator, my benefactor, and my Father in heaven, who hath sufficiency of grace most merciful King, who fulfills His promises to whoever calls on Him, who will show mercy no matter how things may be, I thank You for all You had done for me in the past and the ones to come.
I confess that I am a sinner before Thee, and I ask sincerely for forgiveness before Thee; please do not fail to forgive my sins, wash me quite clean.
Make me righteous in all way henceforth. Let my family have good fortune and heritage, and let our/my path be lightened, let us/me be free from all dangers, wherever I may be.
Do not allow Satan to harm me, nor allow my enemies have power to touch me, but protect me like a favourite child under thy Shelter. Provide thy grace, mercy and blessing for me in Spirit and body. And may everything that I go on to do from now, be according to Your will and be successful to show forth Thy praise; and at the last day receive my soul to You, for the sake of Jesus Christ, Your Son and our Saviour Amen.”
SAY YES TO JESUS AND NO TO SATAN
St. John 10:10-12
SATAN & HEROIN IS HIS SHEPHERD
He shall always want
He maketh him to lie down in the gutters
He leadeth him beside the troubled waters
He destroyeth his soul.. John 10:10
He leadeth him in the paths of wickedness for the efforts sake
Even though, he shall walk through the valley, of poverty, and he will fear all evil. For thou heroin, art with him.
The needle and capsule try to comfort him.
Thou strippest the table of groceries,
In the presence of his family.
Thou robbest his head of reason.
His cup of sorrow runneth over
Surely heroin addiction shall stalk him,
All the days of his life..
And he will dwell in the house of the damned for ever. Mark 16:15-16.
Sisters and Brothers SAY NO TO SATAN, and DRUGS, THE DESTROYER
SAY YES TO JESUS AND NO TO SATAN
St. John 10:10-12
THE LORD JESUS IS MY SHEPHERD
I shall not want
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures
He leadeth me beside the still waters
He restoreth my soul
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness,
For His name’s sake
Even though I walk through the valley of death
I will fear no evil
For thou Lord art with me
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me
Thou preparest a table before me
In the presence of my enemies
Thou anointest my head with oil
My cup of blessing runneth over
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. – John 10:27-28.
Sisters and Brothers SAY YES TO JESUS, THE SAVIOUR.
Be filled with Holy Spirit not with alcohol
Indian Hemp or Heroin. For more blessing please Read John 10:27 – 28, Ephesians 5:18 and Titus 2:12.
EVERY HUMAN BEING WHO IS CREATED BY THE ONLY TRUE LIVING
MUST I BELIEVE: The only true living God John 17
1. Accept Him as the creator of the whole world and heaven and all that inside Genesis 1:1.
2. Believe that Jesus is the son of God. Luke 1: 30-32, John 3:16
the only Saviour of all human being. Luke 2:9-12, John 17:1-3
the Good Shepherd of all human being. John 10:11, 26-30
The Redeemer of all Isaiah 9:6-7
3. Believe in God and the Truth of Godand in God words about Jesus Christ. You shall be saved and have eternal life, and blessings in this world.
Please be the true disciple of Jesus i.e. The True Christian. Christ will lead you to all righteousness. Please read the word of God-The Bible and believe and you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free John 8:32. Please read all following and many necessary ones
St. John 3:16,36 Galatians 4:1-end
Luke 2:7-11, 49-52 Galatians 5:1-end
Luke 3:2122 Galatians 6:1-end
Romans 8:1-end I John 1:1-end
Romans 12:1-end I John 3:1-end
John 2:1-end I John 4:1-end
Romans 9:15-33 I John 5:1-end
Rev. 19:5-9 St. John 17:1-end
Rev. 2:25-end I Thess. 5:1-end
Rom. 13:1-end II Thess. 1:1-end
Acts 16:15-35 Ephes. 6:6-end
Acts 4:18-35-37 Mathew 16:6-end
2nd John. 1:1-end John 14:1-3
3rd John 1:1-end Rev. 3:1-12
Acts 2:1-end 28-end Heb. 1:1-end
Acts 10:1-end Heb. 2:3
Heb. 3:1-2 Eclesiastes 12:13-14
John 8:24 Rev. 20:1-end
AFTER THIS LIFE
The judgment of God follows:
Hearts that are full of evil and wicked thoughts cease activity, boastful mouths are silenced, eyes that cannot cease from adultery and beautiful things are closed.
Ears that take interest in disco and wordly sound systems closed. Afternoon disco jumps at Hotel Nebuchadnezzar, Hotel Herod and Herodias will cease to operate.
The feet which move briskly to capture Naira (money) will be tied to Hellish stakes. The hands that give and receive bribes saying that “nothing goes for nothing” will be handcuffed. Reproductive organs which are given as Satanic instruments of unrighteousness will be burnt in Hell along with the soul.
Government posts, chieftaincy titles with all their decorations will become useless and unprofitable. Popularity and fames along with Guy-Hellish names will be heard no more. Luxury and seduction will end.
Cocktail parties whether executive or non-executive will cease. Educational qualifications and their titles will be a heap of waste papers. Development plans and annual budgets will end with no one to execute them. Hair dressing saloons with their assorted hairdos and variety of colours on them will become friends of maggots.
Uncontrolled sexual desire between the hench women and men will be powerless and constitute judicial evidences for destruction in Hell. Philosophical arguments against biblical teachings will be stopped.
The born again Christians who appear foolish to the world now, then will be wise. The hot drinks and Indian hemp smoking will add to the intensity of the heat in Hell. The “Air-con” Mercedez-Benz 280, 600, Volvo GLS, Royce-Rolls, etc will all become useless and be burnt off along with the present earth.
Contracts & Business activities will cease. Initiators into secret societies, clubs and fraternities will face the fearful and consuming judge of the universe. At this point secrete powers will become insignificant and powerless. Painting of nails, fingers, eyes, chins and lips will stop.
Friend, there is mercy at the Cross. Sinner friend, what do you think about these strange but true statements about your life, after death? Even if you are a stone, won’t you be moved to decide and accept Christ while there is opportunity today? Ladies, Gentlemen, “Prepare to meet your God” Amos 4:12. God’s judgment awaits you if you don’t repent NOW. Hebrew 9:27.
This is exactly what follows after Death.
Decide now where to spend your ETERNITY.
GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU ACCEPT JESUS.
THE ONLY ANSWER TO YOUR PROBLEMS.
VOTE FOR HIM.
MRS. J. O. OGURANTI
Box 9082 U. I. P/O
BECOME THE PERSON YOU WERE MEANT TO BE
You can take charge of your life and find happiness and peace of mind?
Many that are preaching psychology often have heart rending problems. Many are from facing great emotional distress. Some can hardly cope with life. Others are suffering severe depression and general unhappiness. Many find themselves in strained romantic relationships. These unhappy people usually have one thing in common. Their lives and emotions are out of control. Almost always these people are not applying an important principle that will help them find the happiness, success, love, and sense of worth they seek. If you learn and use these vital principles in your life, you will soon notice a vast improvement in the quality of emotional well being and life in general.
Looking for Help
There is no dearth of information about how to change our lives for the better and gain control of our emotion and thinking. Many books on psychology deal with emotional problems and person to person relationships. They advice readers how to have inner joy, take charge of their emotions, overcome anxiety, and depression, gain self-confidence, and self-esteem, live guilt free and fear free lives, develop the art of loving.
After seeing all these material, one might wonder why any one could be unhappy, there are still an increasing number of problems, there are yet no end of agony- uncles and aunts pouring out proposed solutions to every emotional problems imaginable.
As the years rolled by it became clear that psychologists could not transform human nature nor heal the terrible hurt in our minds.
It may be discouraging for one to have emotional difficulty. How can you change your thinking to become the person you should be? What change in your way of life can lift you out of emotional distress and ensure you a happy and abundant life? There is a way that allows us to achieve sound mindedness, productive lives and happiness, to find love and have a sense of worth and a good feeling about our selves.
The way to this abundant life is to be found through the principle of personal responsibility.
What in Responsibility?
“Some one defined it as ‘the ability to fulfil ones needs, and to do so in a way that does not deprive others of the ability to fulfil their needs’.
Only through Responsible Behaviour can we fulfill our needs. The needs are two-fold (1) To love and be loved. James 2: 8; I John 3:23
(2) To feel worthwhile to ourselves and others.
Teaching of responsibility is one of the most important tasks facing man.
The principle of personal responsibility should be learned during childhood in homes, later in schools; the media and other important people in the child’s life should reinforce this approach to life.
The younger we are exposed to love and discipline, the easier and the better we will learn responsibility. Prov. 22:6.
Learning and applying responsible behaviour in ones life does not come naturally. Children do not know that what seems easy to them will not fulfill their needs. The problem is some parents may not have learnt responsible behaviour as children.
Yet the person who begins behaving responsibly can dramatically change his or her life. Proverb 22: 15, Isaiah 54:13-14, John 14: 26.
GIVING AND RECEIVING
The only way our own lives, and in turn our society can function properly is that we should be responsible and loving to other human beings. You cannot rid yourself of emotional problems until you look outside of yourself to the needs of others. Right behaviour will be the kind that helps, not hurt others as well as self, everyone is a winner if it is so.
Behaviour that does not help others to fulfil their needs as we fulfil our needs is simply irresponsible.
The drug addict is an irresponsible person
The drunkard is an irresponsible person
The husband who beats his wife and will not supply the house needs is irresponsible person. Ephes. 5
The teenager who doesn’t respect his or her parents or others is an irresponsible person
The person who fails to carry through on a job is an irresponsible person. Luke 12: 35-38, 42-48.
The person who cheats or steals is an irresponsible person
The person who rules with terror, or opposite or do injustice to other person is irresponsible. James 2: 1-9, 134.
The person who is unfaithful is an irresponsible person
The person who says or thinks there is no God, and Saviour is an irresponsible person. John 3:16; 36, I John 5:10-12, Ps 14:1.
The person who hates human being like himself is an irresponsible person. I John 3:15, I John 4: 20-21 and so on.
In most cases when we behave irresponsibly, we are depriving others of their needs, and we fail to fulfill our needs, especially to acquire a sense of worth and the love we need from others. The result is that every one looses.
As we begin to behave in a constructive way, own attitude follows along. We see that our lives are changing for the better, and we begin to feel better about ourselves, then we wonder.
Can it really be simple like this? Can it be that if we love others as we love ourselves, our problems begin to disappear? Is it possible that if we only do to others,
what, we would have them do to us, that we would feel better about ourselves and begin to have happiness?
Yes, it is that simple. The principle is true and right. It is worth carrying out this principle daily in our actions with diligent effort. It requires a change in thinking, it means becoming a different person. As we will see, this was Jesus Christ message and it is ours. Change is not something that happens accidentally, it is not natural to behave responsibly, we can only fulfill our needs as we allow, even help others to fulfil their needs. It is not in born; we must learn it throughout life. John 14:26, John 15:26, John 16:13-16. It may seem logical to think that we will be most happy if we think only about ourselves. Our whole society teaches this false doctrine – self infatuation with ourselves.
But let us take a look at some one who created an astounding revolution in the concept of effective behaviour. I am referring to our Lord Jesus of Nazareth.
Jesus Christ Taught Responsibility
Christ central message to us can be summarized in two words:
A psychologist was said to have instructed people to change miserable lives for productive ones.
Jesus taught a much greater and deeper responsibility to man and God. He expounded a new spiritual psychology. It was a way of acting that will produce a truly meaningful life.
Responsibility was the key concept Jesus stressed throughout his ministry. Christ said, “you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment and the second like it. You shall love you neighbour as yourself, there is no other commandment greater than these”. Mark 12:30-31. He reduced all laws and human action to outgoing concern for (God) and responsibility towards others – God first, then, other humans.
Two Apostles also affirmed this central principle or productive human behaviour Galatians 5:14; James 2:8.
Christ turned human logic into human’s head. He taught that one can fulfill our needs only as we help others, and just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. Luke 6: 31, Matthew 7:12, Matthew 25: 34-36.
He summarized the message of the Bible as being about responsible human behaviour and action.
The gospel Jesus brought was in part a message of responsibility. It explained that behaving responsibly is the way that produces happiness for us and others. The Bible clearly spells out that responsible way. It is summarized in the Ten Commandments.
The central teaching about the kind of conduct that brings richness to our lives and those of others is found through out the New Testament.
“Let each of you look out not only for his own interest, but also for the interest of others”. Philip 2:4
“Let no one seek his own, but each one, the others well-being” I Corinth. 13:4-5
“Give and it will be given unto you: good measure, pressed down shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured lack to you” Luke 6: 38.
The secret then, to happiness and sound-mindedness is to focus our minds and actions on the needs of others, rather than our feelings, and problems. That is why Jesus never asked we are the way we are. He asked, what are you doing to change your beahviour? Jesus was not interested in understanding alone but, in doing too. John 15:14, John 14:23.
Jesus never excused unsound behaviour by solely blaming it on parents or society.
Jesus did not want passive and irresponsible patients, who felt sorry for themselves. He wanted people to become active and responsible human beings who will apply their energies to change.
When God created the human family through Jesus Christ (Col. 1:16) He provided for the pattern of behaviour that would bring right personal human mind forhe is the best position to knownhow it should work. Gen. 1:7, Romans 8:14.
David said. “O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You understand my thought offer off: and are acquainted with all my ways” Ps. 139:1-3. The Lord honour the thoughts of man, that they are futile Ps. 94:11. Solomon acknowledged that God alone truly understood the human mind. He said “you only you knows the hearts of all the sons of men”. I Kings 8:39 and that is exactly what God claims for Himself. God is the GREAT PSYCHOLOGIST if you please.
It is no surprise then that Jesus understood exactly how the human mind worked. Jesus knew all men, and has no need that any one should testify of man, for he knows what is in man. John 2: 24-25.
Scripture contradicts the idea that you and I are really O.K. The Bible teaches that we must become O.K. by a transformation in the way we relate to God and man. That change takes the selfish human beings and remakes them into spiritually responsible persons. John 3:3.
God actually demands that change
God’s purpose is that the human finds happiness through character development, a process of choosing the good instead of the bad in every situation. Under certain conditions God even promises the Holy Spirit by which we humans may become perfected. Acts 2:17-18; Acts 5, 32 “And we are the witnesses of these things and so also the Holy Ghost whom God has given to them that obey Him”. If we consider all things we see that God always demands a change in behaviour as the only way to find happiness.
There are no acceptable excuses.
As we behave more responsibly and lovingly we gain more love and a sense of self worth for ourselves. James 4:7-8.
When our former habits and thought patterns change into wholesome and productive ones.
We are then happier, so are our loved ones, neighbours and friends. When we take change of our lives in the way (God, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit in us) we gain happiness and well-being, as we do, we are on the road towards becoming the person, which God created us to be.
More promises of God and Christ. Isaiah 55:2-7, Jeremiah 33:6, Matt. 11:28, John 10:10, John 11:25-26.
Prayer: He has promised He will never fail
I will hang on Him (2)
His faithfulness is for ever more.
Oh Lord teach me to have behaviour which is responsible and transform me from wrong psychology to become the person you created me to be all my life and for evermore. Amen.
GOD WILL PUT AN END TO THE WICKEDNESS OF THE WICKED BUT HE SHALL ESTABLISH THE JUST
For thou art not a GOD that hath pleasure in wickedness neither shall evil dwell with thee. The foolish (those who say there is no God and those who disobey God’s will and word, who keep not His commandment statue and judgment) shall not stand in thy sight thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing, the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful person.
There is no faithfulness in their mouth, their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatten with their tongue. Psalm 5:4-6,9. “But as for me I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy and in thy fear will I worship in thy Holy Temple.
Feed me oh Lord in thy righteousness because of mine enemies, make thy way straight (because of my enemies) before my face.
Let all that trust in thee rejoice, let them ever shout for joy, because thou defends them. Let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
The Lord will bless the righteous; with favour will thou compass him as with a shield Psalm 5:7-12.
Please read these quotations and may God bless thee as you read them.
Gen. 1:26-31 II Thess.1:6 Exod. 22:22-end
Gen. 3:3-14 Job 5:8-27 Exod. 23: 20-end
Deut. 7:8-end Deut 28:1-end Deut. 86-20
Psalm 1:6,1-6 Leviticus 20:1 Deut. 7:6-end
Psalm 2:1-12 Leviticus 1-20
II Kings 23:1-7 Deut. 26:1-end
Ecclesiastes 9:4-11 4-end
THE LORD GOD WHO IS GOOD IS ANGRY WITH THE WICKED AND WILL SHOW HIS WRATH TO THE WICKED.
“The people of the land have used oppression and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy, ye they have oppressed the strangers wrongfully and I sought a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none. Therefore have I poured out my indignation I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath; their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord” Ez 22:29-31. 19-28.
“Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that troubles you. In flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, ..and from the glory of His power and to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels. When He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believed. Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling and fulfil all the good pleasure, of his goodness, and the work of faith with power” II Thess. 1:6-11.
Let no man deceive you by any means
Please read Matt. 1:21 Rev. 3:8-12
Matt 11:28 Rev. 2:25-26
John 3:16 Rev. 13:1-end
John 7:37-38 Rev. 22:1-end
John 8:1-24 Rev. 21:1-10-end
John 6:36-40 Rev. 20:1-end
John 16:7-16 Rev. 20:1-end
John 15:1-end I Thess. 4:1-16
Heb. 3:3 I Thess. 5:1-end
Heb 8:7-12 I Peter 4:1-end
Daniel 7:1-end Matt. 13:1-end
Daniel 10:1-3,10-end Luke 24:25,44-end
Proverbs 24:34 Luke 3:1-end
Joel 2:1-end Matt. 10:7-8
Joel 3:1-end Acts 2:1-end
Joel 1:1-end Matt. 8:1
Ezekiel 18:1-end I John 4:1-end
Ezekiel 22:1-end I John 5:1-end
I Corinth. 12:1-end John 10:10-end
I Corinth 1:1-end
II Corinth. 6:1-end
II Corinth. 9:1-end
Ephes. 18:1-8 James 1: 1-end
Luke 18: 1-8 James 2: 1-end
Jude 1:1-end James 3:1-end
Galatians 3: 28-end Hosea
Romans 13:1-end Obadaiah 1:1-end
Luke 22: 28-30 II Chronicles 20:20: 1-end
Matt. 25: 30-end Mark 11: 25-26
Malachi 3:16-end Malachi 4: 1-3
Proverb 1:1-end Isaiah 60: 1-end
Isaiah 58:1-end John 14:1-end
John 12:1-end Ezekiel 35:27-end
Gen. 6:1-11 Rev. 22: 7-14
May God bless you as you read them it may be a text/quotation
Through Mama Oluranti
University of Ibadan
IS GOD A LIAR? NO
A wealthy man built a well furnished and well equipped house in a village and filled one of the rooms in the house with useful things like money, gold, wearing and apparels, etc all more than enough for the son to use for the rest of his life.
He then sent his son to go and take charge of the house be handed over the key of the special room to the son and said whenever you need anything open the special room with this key and take what you need.
The son thanked the father and went with joy to the house. Unfortunately a wicked man was listening when the father was instructing his son and quickly thought of depriving this boy of the good things in that room but knowing that he cannot succeed, without the consent of that boy, he decided to make friend with that boy.
He was the first visitor of that boy, he tried hard and succeeded in winning the interest of this boy.
One day he told the boy that he was his father’s closest friend and that the father told him of the special key he gave him and said, Do you know that your father kept dangerous things there for you so that you may perish before you would be as famous as he is, so if you dare enter it, you would fall down and die.
The boy was shocked and would not believe, but they continued their friendship till this man convinced the boy that his father had deceived him. There was no food in the house and his work yielded nothing he thought of going to open that special room but when he remembered his so called friend’s advise, he became afraid and said “I’ll rather go and borrow than go and die. He left the place.
He borrowed and borrowed till he became a big debtor, that no one would lend to him again, but they mocked him. The servants and his newly married wife left him and he became wretched and miserable.
One night two thoughts came to him. You either run away from the village or be free from debt collectors, or you sell this house and have money to spend.
No sooner these evil thoughts which would bring him a great loss came to him than his father dreamt of his condition. He, without hesitation sent his servant to the son to enlighten him, the servant arrived before the son took to the evil decision and took the key from the boy, opened the door where they found every good thing abundantly. The son then realized his foolishness.
He thanked the servant, ended his friendship with that wicked man, paid all his debts, and lived more peacefully and more happily once again.
When his father sent for him to come to
the city and take charge of a mansion and bigger special room where he
didn’t need a key before he entered, he brought necessary things which
dignified him with the money he got from the special room, and went
He thought, how ashamed would I have been if I have come in my rags? My father and all these men would have rejected me”.
The wealthy man is GOD – the creator of heaven and earth, Psalm 24:1, Gen. 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. The son is the human being, you and I who he had sent to the world to take charge of beautiful things. Gen. 1:26. The house is the world.
The special room is Jesus Christ in whom we can find peace abundant life and salvation: John 3:16, John 10:10, Matt. 11:28. The key is prayer to father. Matt. 7:7 “ask and it shall be given unto you”.
Have we not thought many times that prayers cannot do this, prayers can not do that? Our problems are more than to pray, but cult and other gods are better?
To refuse to apply prayer, and to have trust in God and Christ is to refuse to open the special room.
The dignified wearing apparel found in the room is the Holy Spirit which is in Jesus Christ and for any believer which dignifies him in the sight of the angels, Jesus Christ and of God and makes him fit to connect with God and Christ- John 16:7-14, Acts 2:38, Acts 2:17-18 and will make him fit to enter into the city: the eternal life. John 3:5. Jesus answered verily, verily, I say unto you, except a man is born of water and of Holy Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. See Romans 8:9.
The wicked man in this story is the devil who always tries his best to deprive us of the abundant life prepared for us by God, by making us believe that “God is a liar/God does not exist”.
“There is no hell”. You will see the truth in the Bible, look carefully at these texts: Psalm 14:1, Revelation 20:14-15, John 5:29. and Daniel 12:12. If any one believes the devil he will become miserable at the end. See Mark 16:15.
The wealthy man’s servants are the true preachers who now remind you about God’s truth and put you through to Christ and to do God’s will. So make haste to hearken, for God would not raise a dead man to preach to you. Luke 29:31.
The villagers who lend money to the son and become tired and mocked him are other gods who did not create the world- who human beings serve when in difficulty; the end is shame and mockery. Jeremiah 10:2-7, 10.
The city is the kingdom of God. The mansion and the bigger special room are the bigger amenities prepared for the believers there: the eternal life. Rev. 20:15, Rev. 21:1-5, 18-27, Rev. 2:1-29.
Readers choose today to believe God as a true God, believe Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and do His will and be free from the bondage of sin, wretchedness, doubts, poverty, unhappiness and unnecessary difficulties which the devil has put in your life and which is not God’s wish for you. Jeremiah 7:23.
God’s wish for you is in Philippians 4:19, “God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Jesus Christ”. See Matt. 7:7-29.
But you have to believe Him first, Matthew 6:33 “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all things shall be added unto you”. See Deuteronomy 26:15-19.
Mrs. J. O. Ogunranti
Evangelical Team Oke Bethel
P.O. Box 9082 University of Ibadan, Ibadan
Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel, together against THE LORD and against God’s anointed saying, let us brake their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
He who sits in heaven (God) shall laugh, the Lord shall cause them to be mocked.
Then shall God speak unto them in His anger and make them angry with His wrath (To say we don’t know why God should do this and that to us).
He will make them know that He was the one who set Jesus as king in His Holy mountain, (and set the king and rulers of the earth in their places and that Jesus Christ to be the king over the kings and Lord over lords. Revelation 19:16, Isaiah 60:1 and God had declared the decree that “You are my Son this day have I begotten you” Heb. 1:5).
Ask from me and I shall give you the heathen (the unbeliever) for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth (to every inch of the earth) for your possession you shall break the stubborn and wicked one with a rod of iron you will dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel, (that was why Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed and occasion of wars and riots, earthquakes, hailstones, famines, exist).
Be wise now therefore now Oh you kings, be instructed or take care you judges of the earth, (and every human being who were created by God) Serve the Lord with fear, (respect and obedience) and make your merriment with love of God and of your neighbour in the will of God.
Kiss the Son (Jesus Christ) lest He be angry and if you provoke him you will perish, but you are blessed if you trust in him -. Psalm 2:1-end; Acts 4:25-27.
Reader, please are you asking if Jesus is a killer?
The answer is NO.
QUES.: Is God wicked? NO.
WHY? Will this terrible thing happen?
Ans. Yes, it has started to happen
Ques. Will problems stop?
Ans. Problem will end for individual and collective people who turn from doing wrong to doing right.
Ques. Where is the Right Way?
Ans. Jesus is the right way back to God
Quotations John 14:6
Acts 4: 12
Heb. 2: 14,18
Ques. Where is the wrong way?
Ans. Satan is the wrong way
Quotations Genesis 3: 1-end
I Chronicles 21:1,7
Rev. 20: 1-2; John 8:44
Ques. What is Jesus Character? He is LOVE and kind, merciful. He saves and
Ans. What is Satan’s character? Hatred, Jealousy, destroy, kill deceive, cheat,
steal, wicked, deprive
Jesus is a big power sent to the world to save the world after Satan had come to deceive people away from the glory of God by disobeying and disbelieving God, knowing that he Satan was the first living power (created by God) to disobey God and he was cast out from heaven for his punishment for provoking God, and since then he seeks who he will deceive so that God will cast such out of God’s blessing and Glory. See Genesis 3:23-24.
Because it has been written that He that commiteth sin is of the devil, because the devil was the first one to commit sin from the beginning and that was the reason why the son of God (Jesus) came so that he might destroy the works of the devil- I John 3:8. after the devil has put every one in the mess of sin.
God in his mercy wants to redeem the world. He formerly sent different prophets to bring back people to God to repent and ask for pardon, of course with sacrifice for that still increases his doses of sin giving to people to swallow, so that people will run expenses on sacrifices and thereby become poor, and cause God’s anger more by either seeking for other gods, which is worse than when a married woman has another man as second or third or more husbands at the same time, OR reject God totally which will be worse; because devil owns those who reject God and he always punishes his followers for he (devil) is never and will never be a lasting friend to any human being who is in God’s image. He eventually made prophets commit sin. So God eventually who loves the world gave His only begotten Son. To come back to God is to believe in Jesus who came to the world to suffer instead of all sinners so that he might be able to save sinners who believe him (Jesus) as their Saviour. John 3:16-18
Verse 36 then says who believes in the Son of God will have everlasting life, peace in this world and thereafter. But who believes not shall not have life, but the wrath of God will remains with him. This is the reason why if you don’t love God and Jesus who loves you and worked for your free salvation, you will be rejected as you rejected them and their truth.
Jesus has come to give abundant life to all, but it is sure that it cannot be for those who rejected the life given by him, and there is no one else that God has chosen as a Saviour than the Jesus. John 10:10-15; Acts 4:12.
It is written that when we were sinners, in due time Christ (Jesus) died for the ungodly. But God commended His love to us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Then, we being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved (we who believe) from wrath (of God and wrath of devil) through him” Romans 5: 6-9.
“The wrath of God and the wickedness of the devil has brought problems and woes to the world.
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, how much more if we agree to be saved by his death on the cross. And not only so, we shall be are also happy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
Therefore as through one man (Adam) sin entered into the world. (When devil deceived Adam and Eve) every child of the generation is born into sin. Ps. 51:5, Psalm 66:18, Rom. 6:1) and death for the punishment for sin; and so death passed upon all people, because all have sinned.
But as the offence, so also is the free gift, for if through the offence of one person, many be dead, how much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace (which is by one man, Jesus Christ) has abounded unto many.
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one (Jesus) shall many be made righteous that as sin has reigned unto death even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 5:10-end.
I personally was ignorant of the great love of God and love of Christ and of the grace of God through Jesus Christ though I was born in Christianity, I knew little, and I heard only little faith, so little grace. I experienced terrible sorrows I became an orphan, but by the grace of God who made me to listen and read and believe more, so much that I heard about baptism of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11, Acts 1:8) I eagerly asked the Lord to forgive my sins and asked to be baptized with the Holy Ghost, the Lord did, since then for 39 years I had been enjoying the love of God and Jesus, new life in Jesus, it has been easier to believe and obey and asked and received a wonderful type of freedom and joy, easy to love God and Jesus and ones neighbour. No more walking in darkness.
Jesus said “I am the light of the world any one who follows me shall no more walk in darkness but will have the light of life” John 8:12.
He said ‘let your heart not be trouble, you believe in God, believe also in me, I go to prepare a place for you in my father’s house, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also”, John 14:1
“Behold I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every man according to his work shall be;
I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Blessed are they that keep His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city, ..and there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it: and His servants shall serve him.
And they shall see His (God) face; and His name shall be in their foreheads.
And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light, and, they shall reign for ever and ever.
And He said unto one, these sayings are faithful and true; and the Lord God of the holy prophets send this angels to show to His servants the things which must surely be done. Behold I come quickly, blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book (Bible) Rev. 22:12-14.
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolators, and all liars shall have the pertion in the lake which burneth with the fire and brimstone: which is the second death; Rev. 21:8.
“And the devil that deceive them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone and the beast and the fake prophet and they will be tormented day and night for ever and ever” Rev. 20:10.
And the sea gave up the people who died in the sea and death and tomb gave up the dead in it (i.e. all those who had died will appear to face the judgement) and they were judged everyman according to their works.
And death and hell who had been killing people were cast into the lake of fire. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Rev. 20:13-15.
“He that overcometh (He that believes and accept Jesus Christ as his Saviour and God as his only God) shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he will be my son:Rev. 21:7 “and the nations of them who are saved shall walk in the light of the new Jerusalem (the kingdom of God) and the kings of the earth (who are saved) do bring their glory and honour (which God gave them) into it.
Jesus said “all that the Father gave me shall come to me and he that comes to me, I will not reject at all. Verily verily I say unto you, any one who believes on me has everlasting life” John 6:37,47.
Jesus is our greatest friend
He said you are my friends if you do whatsoever I command you.
Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you, as the world can give (and fail sometimes) do not be afraid. I have overcome the world: (the problem in earth caused by devil) He had conquered John 15:27; John 16:33.
St. Paul said “I am more (greater) than the conquerors through him (Jesus) that loved us” Romans 8:37.
Jesus heal “And Jesus went about, teaching synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and healing all kinds of disease among the people and they brought unto him all sick people different disease and torments, those possessed with devils and those who were lunatic and those with palsy (stroke) and he healed them, and many people believed and followed him and his fame went throughout…” Matthew 4:23-24.
Jesus fed the Multitude: Mark 8: 1-9. He stilled the storm and troubled sea. Mark 4:37-41. He raised the dead. John 11:32-44, He made the blind to see. John 9:1-10.
He cleansed the Leper Mark 1:37-42.
He cast out the unclean spirit Mark 1:22-28
He cast out demons.
He set free the deaf and dumb, Mark 7:32-37
Reader, Jesus did a lot of miracles- those which were written and are not written. Glory be to God for providing him for our deliverance and salvation.
He forgave people their sins. He can forgive yours. He is the same yesterday, today and for ever.
He said “If you believe you will see the glory of God.Jesus did not come of himself, he was sent and anointed by God.
Please read Isaiah 61:1-end.
He said repent else I will come unto thee quickly and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. Rev. 2:16.
He said because you have kept the word of my patience, kept my word and has not denied my name, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it. I also will keep you from the hour of temptation which shall come to try people that dwell upon the earth. Hold fast this truth that you have believed that no man takes your crown. Please see Revelation 3:8-11, 5-6
Now say this prayer
Oh my God and my father in heaven, I thank you for your creating me, and your love that you gave me your greatest gift in person of your Beloved and only Begotten Son, to suffer and die instead of me, for sacrifice that he might save me from the devil and sin and bring me back to you, please help me to believe all your truth about him.
My Lord Jesus I believe that you are the Son of God who came to the world. Suffered, bled and died because of my sins. I believe that you came to save me and give
me life. I confess that you are my personal Saviour and that I am a sinner please forgive
me my sins and wash me clean with your blood and save me from the devil and problems and from hell fire, help to follow you and keep your commandments. Give me power to love you and love God and my neighbours more, and set me free from all bondage and give me eternal life. Baptize me with Holy Spirit and bless me with all I will need. Help me to serve God devotedly as you did on earth. Make me a real born again follower and witness of yours. I thank you Jesus my Lord for your love for me.
Please Lord teach more what I need to know. I believe you have given me, I ask in your name Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.
If you are just believing, you need to be baptized see Mark 16:15. Acts 2:38-40.
Try to attend a real church is Pentecostal I Corinthians 12:28-30; I Corinthians 14:1-5; Romans 8:9, Acts 19: 1-6. May God bless you as you read these truth about God’s love
When you pray and when you plead
When you see your soul in need
When your Father (God) calls you come (Isaiah 5:7)
Will you not my brother/sister come
Why not now? Why not now? (repeat)
Why not come to Jesus now?
Why not now? Why not now? (repeat)
Why not come to Jesus now.
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BE YOUR BROTHER’S KEEPER
Brothers and sisters in this universe, we should be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers.
God the maker of heaven and earth created us human beings in His image. The Bible says “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”. And God said “Let us make man in our image after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all creeping thing that creepeth on earth”. So God created man in His own image, in the Image of God created he (the man) Him, male and female, He created them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth etc.” Genesis 1:verses 1, 26 to 28.
God did not want us to recreate ourselves or one another into Satan’s or other power’s image.
A man’s children, no matter how many they are (as you hear the kings of these day, like David had many children) they are still his children, they are not to be initiated to another father just because the children are of different colour, or stature or size or action, even when they come through different mothers. They have certain things in common the same anatomy and physiology, the same red blood cells and every human being the same cry at birth. Souls are also made same by God.
However, changes started when Satan, the enemy of God, decided to tamper with the work and will of God in human being by deceiving human being to disobey his maker and lover of his soul and obey Satan his enemy; and you know for one to obey his enemy is to enslave himself. As human being fell to Satan, man’s new master tried to remold man, hence turning him to his taste, from righteousness to unrighteousness, from holiness to unholiness, from obedience to God to disobedience to God, and obedience to Satan which is Sin. So man becomes a sinner.
His sin bears fruits, bad and sour ones, which are neither good for him nor for others leaving him to battle with his conscience. He knows that there is a change in his life, his former peace was lost, he could not help himself to change from wrong doing again, because he is controlled by his new master. So man is led by the wicked devil (Revelation 12:3-4, 7-9, 13, 17); please read. Adversary (enemy) the devil (Satan) as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him steadfastly in faith”. He (Satan) manufactures sin parts and wears them as garments on human beings where it is possible for him. The garment is made of envy, jealousy, lawlessness, corruption, lies, fornication, adultery, cheating, bribery, tribalism, murder, racial discrimination, oppression, rule of terror or apathy, wars and killings, devouring others, wickedness, stealing, robbery, hatred, vandalism, sabotage, selfishness, segregation, wrong religion, serving lifeless things instead of God and rejecting God and His words, and obeying and making Satan god, changing human nature to that of beasts and devil instead of remaining the image of God and in the likeness of God (witchcraft, wizardry, cults Exod. 20:1-3, John 4).
God intended man to be godly, act like God in whose image and likeness he was created, to have love, joy, faith, temperance, long suffering, (endurance, tolerance), meekness, gentleness, goodness and live in peace with others. If we have these and we deal with one another with godly actions, there is bound to be lasting peace.
No human being likes to be ill-treated; to have peace then is to treat others well. Do unto others as you will want them to do unto you, for the Word of God says, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap if we continue”. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith i.e. the true ministers of God. Be not deceived, God is not mocked for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap; for he that soweth to the flesh (selfisheness) shall reap corruption, but he that soweth to the Spirit selflessly shall reap everlasting life.
Bear ye one another’s burden and so fulfil the law of Christ, for if a man think himself to be something when he is nothing, (without God plus man, man is nothing) he deceiveth himself. Let him that is taught of the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things” brother’s/sister’s keeper/helper, not killer.
Story of Cain
Cain, the senior brother of Abel, was envious of his brother because his sacrifice was not acceptable to God, while his brother’s own was. Abel respected God by offering his best to God had respect unto him and his offering. Cain disrespected God by offering the useless fruit of his ground (yams or so) and God had no respect unto him –
Cain and his offering.
Cain was angry and the Lord said unto him “Why art thou angry and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou did well shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou did not well, sin lieth at thy door, and unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over sin”.
And Cain talked with Abel his brother, and Cain rose up against his brother and slew (killed) him.
And the Lord said unto Cain. “Where is Abel thy brother?” and he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?”.
And the Lord said, “WHAT HAS THOU DONE? THE VOICE OF THY BROTHER’S BLOOD CRIETH UNTO ME (GOD) from the ground.
AND NOW ART THOU CURSED FROM THE EARTH which had opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand; when thou tillest the ground it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a FUGITIVE and a VAGABOND shalt thou be in the earth… Therefore whosoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold” And the Lord set a mark upon Cain” Genesis 4:3 to 16. Since Cain’s and
Abel’s incidence, we had known that God will surely avenge the blood of ones brother/sister which is UNLAWFULLY SHED.
The Lord God said, “Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you, even as the green that have given you all things. But human flesh with the life (blood) thereof shall ye not eat.
And surely the blood of your lives, will I require at the hand of every beast and at the hand of every man (that destroy the life), at the hand of every man’s brother/sister will I require the life of man.
Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed for in the image of God made he man.
And you, be ye fruitful and multiply, bring forth abundantly in the earth and multiply therein Gen. 9:3 to 19. God cursed killers of others and blessed the keepers of his words and his creation. Deuteronomy 27:19-26 Deut. 28:1-4.
Please reader, obey God by loving, keeping human beings like you and not killing them, and God’s blessing shall come upon you.
Read more of the promise of God in Deuteronomy 28:1-14 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments which I commanded thee this day (they are the commandment above plus those in Exodus 20:1-20, 22, 23, 1-end), that the Lord thy God will SET THEE ON HIGH ABOVE ALL NATIONS OF THE EARTH and all these blessings shall overtake thee and come on thee. Blessed shalt thou be in the city and blessed shalt thou be in the field. Blessed shalt be the fruit of thy body (thy children) etc.
.. The Lord shalt establish thee an holy people unto himself … and the people of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and shall be afraid of thee. The Lord shall open unto thee His good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season and to bless all the work of thine hand, and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. And the Lord shalt make thee the head and not the tail and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath… And thou shalt not go away from any of my words to the right or left after other gods in serve them.
Please read more of the Word of God
1. The Word of God is the light in darkness; it heals and saves from destruction Psalm 107:20. “He sends His Work and healed them and delivered them from their destructions”
2. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path”. Psalm 119:105.
3. “The most high rules in the Kingdom of men and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and sets up over it, the basest of man” Daniel 4:17b.
4. Man’s goings are of the Lord, how can a man then understand his own ways?” Proverb 19:24 – That means then that we have to be led by God, but as we don’t see Him,
5. he sends His words, through His angels, through prophets, dreams, own thoughts, wisdom and knowledge from God, through Jesus words to be read, and Holy Spirit in Visions etc.
6. “Righteousness exalts the nation: Sin is a reproach to any people” Proverb 14:34.
7. King David said “The Spirit of the Lord spoke to me, the God and the Rock of Israel spoke to me that he that rules over people must be JUST, ruling in the fear of God, and he shall be as the light of the morning when the sun rises by clear shinning after rain. But the sons of BELIAL shall all of them be like thorns thrown away, because they cannot be taken with hands etc” II Samuel 23:2-6.
8. “Thou shalt not pervert judgment of the stranger” Deut. 24:17.
9. “Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy whether he is thy brethren or thy strangers etc”. Deut. 24:14-15.
10. He that oppresseth the poor reproaches his maker, but he that honours God has mercy on the poor”
11. “Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him for ye were strangers in (other land) Egypt.
Ye shalt not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry.
And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with sword, and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.” Exodus 22:21-24.
So brother/sister if you are oppressed or afflicted cry to God, do not despair, do not kill or destroy or fight for yourself, it will worsen the matter, by doing so. God knows how to help and redeem you.
If you oppress or afflict others please repent and ask the Lord God for pardon and have fear of God so that He will not make your wife a widow or your children an orphan. Therefore be your brother’s/sister’s keeper or helper, not killer or destroyer.
12. Keep judgment and do justice, blessed is the one that does this, and that keeps his hands from any evil, neither let the son of the stranger think that he is an outcast” Isaiah 56:1-3.
13. “But ye have despised the poor. Do rich men not oppress you, and draw you before judgment seats?
If you are a respecter of person respect the rich and disrespect the poor wrongly) you commit sin…. Whosoever keep the whole law, but offends in one, he is guilty… For he shall receive judgment (of God) without mercy. (that has shown no mercy) Faith in God without good work of faith has no good profit” James 2:1-20.
14. “He who hates his brother is a murderer, and ye know that no murderer has eternal (everlasting) life abiding in him. 1 John 3:15 Matthew 5:22-21
15. Jesus answered him “The first of all Commandment is, “The Lord thy God is one. And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength, this is the first commandment.
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy nieghbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these” Mark 12:30-31.
16. Beloved, let us love one another, (and no more hate one another) for love is of God, and every one that loves his/her brother/sister/neighbour is born of God and knows God. If a man says, I love God and hates his brother, he is a liar, deceiver, how can he say he loves God whom he hath not seen, when he hates his brother whom he has seen? 1 John 4:7-20.
And this commandment have we from Him, that he who loves God loves his brother/sister also. 1 John 4:24.
17. “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy” Matthew 5:7.
The Wrath of God on the Disobedient
1. God is long-suffering to us all, showing mercy but warming that people should not kindle His anger.
King Nebuchadnezzar was proud and was punished by God. Daniel…
2. King Ahab experienced the anger of God, so was his wife Jezebel the witch; they both conspired and killed a poor man called Naboth, because the King and Queen envied his vineyard, which he inherited, and refused to sell to the king… I Kings 21:1-end v. 20 to 29.
3. King Nebuchadnezzar failed, because he caused the prophets of God – Shedrack, Messack, and Abednego to be thrown into fire because they refused to bow to his idol or accept his false religion. Daniel 3: to end (28-30) and Daniel 4:1 to end. (22-23).
4. King Senacherub was destroyed including his army numbering 56,000 by God because he boasted and wanted to arrest and enslave and destroy the innocent King Hezekiah and God’s people. In the land of Judah they prayed and called upon God and God fought and conquered their enemies, etc. Isaiah 36. God is a consuming fire if He is angry. Hebrew 12:29.
He sent fire to Sodom and Gomorrah and totally destroyed the whole cities and their inhabitants because of their wickedness to people and because of their sins of fornication, adultery, idolatry, cheating, killing, drunkenness, perverting judgment, injustice, sodomy, hating the righteous, murder, all sorts of lawlessness and disregarding God and God’s words” Genesis 19:24-30.
Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Jesus, also received hot judgment. He went to hang himself, not even enjoying the money he so loved. Jesus has been exalted by God, but Judas is damned for ever.
It is written, “all horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous (who has the fear of God, who loves God and his neighbour his brothers/sisters keeper) shall be exalted” Psalm 75:10.
“Therefore, thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judge another, when you judge another you condemn yourself for you who judge, do the same thing. Do you think that you who do the same shall escape the judgment of God? or do you despise the riches of God’s goodness, and forbearance and long-suffering (endurance of God) not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? But if you are hard hearted and impenitent, you treasure up onto yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; who will render to every/man according to his deeds.
To you who are patient, continue in doing good, seek for glory and honour, immortality and eternal life.
But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteous – indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, are upon every soul of them that does evil. But glory, honour and peace, to everyone that worketh good, to the Jews first and also to the Gentile. For God is no respect of any person. For as many as have sinned in the law, shall be judged by the law.
For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. For the unbelievers shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness and their thoughts accusing or else excusing one another in the day when God shall judge the secret of men by Jesus Christ according to the Gospel. Thou who teaches another teach yourself also. See that you who preach that “thou shalt not steal”, you do not steal likewise. Please read Romans 2:1-24.
Dear reader, are you guilty of the law and commandments of God? Please receive and accept Jesus Christ, who has brought good news.
It is written that “He is despised and rejected of men: a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, and we hid our faces from him, he was despised and we esteemed him not.
Surely he has borne our grieves, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our sins, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way (so we need to turn back to Jesus who had paid the penalty for our sins, so our penalty will be cancelled and we should start new life without sin, obeying the law of God always then we shall be saved and be free from God’s anger and doom) and the Lord had laid on him (Jesus) the iniquity of us all” Isaiah 53:3-6.
In Revelation 5:9-10, it is written, “And they sung a new song saying, You (Jesus) are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals: for you were slain, and has redeemed us (from our sin and Satan) by your blood out of every kindred, and tongues, and people and nations. And has made us unto our God, kings and priests, and we shall reign”.
“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse (wash us clean) us from all our unrighteousness”. 1 John 1:8-9.
Jesus said, “I have come that they (who believe in him) might have life, and might have it more abundantly”. John 10:10b. He said, “I am the bread of life, he that comes to me shall never hunger, and he that believes in me shall never thirst.
For I come down from heaven not to do mine own will but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me that those whom he hath given me, I should loose none but should raise them up again, at the last day.
And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son and believes on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day” John 6:33, 37-40.
YOUTH OR CHILDREN
“Honour thy Father and thy mother, that thy days may be long” etc. Exodus 20:12.
“My son, fear the Lord and the King (or ruler) Proverb 24:21.
“There is a generation that curses their father, and, does not bless their mother, etc” Proverb 30:11-20.
“Correct thy son, and he shall give you rest of mind, he shall give joy into thy soul” Proverb 29:17.
“A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty, but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both. Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous” Proverb 27:3-4.
“Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son, but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father” Proverb 28:7.
Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith it is no sin the same is the companion of a destroyer” Proverb 28:24.
“He that hastens to be rich has evil eye, and thinks not that poverty shall come upon him” Proverb 28:22.
“He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife, but he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat. He that trusted in his own heart is a fool, but whoso walketh wisely he shall be delivered” Proverb 28:25-26.
“A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food” Proverb 28:3.
“An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man abides in sin” Proverb 29:22.
“Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: and heareth cursing” Proverb 29:24.
“The rod of a reproof gives wisdom, but a child left to himself brings his mother/father to shame”.
When there is no vision, the people perish, but he that keeps the law happy is he” Proverb 29:18.
“Children obey your parents in the Lord for this is right”.
“The King (or ruler) that faithfully judgeth the poor his throne shall be established for ever” Prov. 29:14.
“And ye fathers/mothers, provoke not your children to wrath but bring them u p in the nurture, and admonition of the Lord”.
“Servants be obedient to them that are your masters, according to the flesh (Jesus is the only Spiritual master and Lord) with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart as unto Christ, not with eye-service, as men pleasers, but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, etc. Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord whether be he bond or free” Ephes. 6:5.
“And ye masters, do the same thing unto them, without threatening knowing that your Master also is in heaven, neither is there any respect of person with God” Ephes. 6:9.
“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the Saviour of the body” Ephes. 5:22-24.
“Husbands love your wives, even as Christ also loves the church and gave himself for it that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having speck or wrinkle, but that it should be holy without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies ….etc. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and shall be joined unto his wife and they two shall be one flesh” Ephes. 5:25-33.
I exhort therefore that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men.
For kings (rulers and for all that are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, (because we are brothers/sisters keepers/helpers).
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time”
1 Timothy 2:1-6.
Be therefore followers of God, as dear children, and walk in love as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us as an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling Saviour.
Ephesians 5:3-5 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the angel of God upon the disobedient. Be ye not partakers with them.
Reader even though you were among them before, please change from now, from the work of darkness (sin) to the work of light (righteousness) and walk in the light all your life, so that the joy in the light of this world and that of everlasting life will be your own Ephes. 5:1-9.
Take the decision now and come to Jesus and tell Him in your prayers that you have decided for Him.
He shall accept you. He said “Come unto me …. He that cometh unto me, I will not cast out or reject at all” Matt. 11:28-3, John 6:37.
May God bless you with all you need spiritually, physically as you accept God and Jesus Christ. Serve and obey them and love your brothers/sisters AMEN.
Mrs J O Ogunranti
The word “Watch” means the state of being on the look out, constant attention, exercising care, being vigilant, following observantly. From the ongoing, therefore, being watchful or be careful in all they do. Hence, individuals watch against eating poisoned or contaminated food, against jumping into danger, marrying unsuitable partners; they watch when danger is around. For example, the government is watchful by having law enforcement agents such as Policemen and Soldiers to check law breaking and law breakers. It is part of God’s intention for man that we should be watchful. Hence, He continues through His messengers and messages to warn that we should not forget to watch so as to guard against failures and disasters. God did not create problems. He created all things good and created man to look after them and enjoy them. But He gave orders to man to watch his conduct not to eat dangerous fruit. Afterwards, problems started when Satan deceived man to eat the fruit and disobeyed such a loving God. Therefore, till today, any one who eats poisonous herbs will have problems. Consequently, each one of us is taught by his/her parent(s), guardian(s) and teacher(s) about harmful and harmless diets.
Brother/Sister up till now always and forever, God is reminding and warning us to be watchful. For since the first man and woman were not watchful and disobeyed God and obeyed Satan instead, thereby casting their votes for Satan to rule them and their offsprings/generations, Satan the author of problems has produces rapidly more and more problems to win more and more votes. If you do not watch you tend to have more problems, therefore every offspring of the first man and woman is rich in problems. God had therefore in His attempts to save man, sent messages through His messengers. Such as Prophets (Prophetesses) and Priests from, time to time, that unless we watch Satan will make us disobey God and cast more votes for him. When we watch and get ready, we shall not vote for him anymore we would then obey and vote for God who has no problems. Voting for God now brings us under the new government of a kind. God has all other good fruits i.e. peace and plenty, liberation and deliverance from problems instead of the poisonous food we have been eating in the domain of satan. If everybody votes for God, the whole world will be in for a good government of peace and plenty. We will leave problems to Satan. But each individual who refuses to watch will continue in his master’s government saddled with problems which will definitely end in disaster at the end of the world, because it is true that with God’s authority, He will put an end to this world at the appointed time and thereby remove the government of Satan. For as the Psalmist said: “the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein. For He hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods” (Psalm 24:1-2_. Is He not wonderful and great? Should we leave the Creator and Owner of man and of every other thing to serve a creature like us who disobeyed God (I mean Satan) which gave him dishonour? This would be a way to overthrow God, or for Satan to carry all his supporters along with him into the same judgment which is awaiting him. It does not, however, seem possible that anyone can overthrow God.
Here are two biblical references: “Ezekiel 28:13-18 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. THOU WAST PERFECT IN THY WAYS FROM THE DAY THAT THOU WAST CREATED, TILL INIQUITY WAS FOUND IN THEE. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. …” (Ez. 28:13-18).
Similarly, “How art thou fallen from heaven, Oh Lucifer, (Satan) son of the morning, how art thou cast down to the ground which did weaken the nations. Because thou hast said in thine heart I will ascend into heaven… Thou shalt be brought down to the hell, to the pit” (Isaiah 14:12-15). In Revelations we also read: “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first earth were passed away and there was no sea!” (Rev.21:1). Dear reader, the end shall come for the Bible again states that God will cast Satan to the bottomless pit (Rev. 20:1-3). “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beasts and the false prophet are and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever (Rev. 20:10), and whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Rev. 20:15) This is the second dead. “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection as such, the second death hath no power, but shall be priests of God and of Christ and shall reign with him” (Rev. 20:6).
To be watchful is to do the will of God and it leads to peace and plenty. Any problem from the Satan resisted by you makes you problem free.
SOME guide to Watchfulness
The word WATCH has five alphabets. We shall attempt some spiritual semantics.
“W” means “WORD”. We have to watch the words of our mouths by which we shall be judged in this time and the end of the world. “all the idle words that men shall speak they shall give account of on the day of judgment.” (Matt. 12:31-32). Remember Satan words made him the first owner of problem (before then angels and men had no problem) thereby he became problem manufacturer and distributor. Do not patronize him but watch your words.
“A” means “ACTION”. Watch your actions, Lucifer did not watch his words. His arrogant words were put into action so his problem increased. Adam and Eve took his advice and acted contrary to God’s will thereby both entered into temptation/problem. The ten commandments of God has shown us clearly how to act with God, with our fellow men and how to ignore Satan. We were not created for him (Satan), he is not to rule us. Nor was Satan created for us either. He misjudged the situation and failed. We should not vote for him or follow his example, else he will be our ruler. Remember Satan rules with terror while God rules with love. God gives all good gifts even His only begotten Son to come and save us, enlighten us and remind us of God’s commandments. For this reason he suffered, died and resurrected and ascended to the right hand of Almighty God where he still pleads pardon for our mistakes and imparts His Holy Spirit who guided Him to guide our actions, our words and everything about us.
“T” is “THOUGHT”. Out of the abundance of the mind speaks the mouth” (Matt. 12:34-35). Satan thought wickedly in himself. “I shall! I shall!!” He carried out the thought which led him to a fall. Pride leads to destruction. Please watch your thought. Rebuke a bad thought like envy, hatred, malice, fornication, adultery and the like. They are the advice of Satan, even pride and selfishness, perversion of judgment, war, boast, lusts and all wickedness; reject them.
“C” is “CAREFULNESS” Be careful in your dealing with God, with friends, enemies, all human beings and with Satan. Be careful in your daily job, in your house with your wife, children, servants and in your church and everywhere. Those who are not careful with their talents or posts have problems. They follow Satan’s example. For example, careless drivers do not care till their worn out breaks will fail and lead them to disaster. Similarly careless children disobey parents, teachers and thereby disobey God and end in smoking hemp, robbery and shameful acts, jail and hell. When Noah warned the world about the flood the careless ones were wiped off. Careless elders use their power selfishly and wickedly. The end is evil reward.
“H” is “HONOUR”. Honour to the Victors and Horror to the condemned. Honour God, elders and others and you shall be honoured by God even if people would not want to honour you, God will rebuke them and put them under you. He lifts up the meek, cast down the proud (Ps. 138:6) and at the end, God will honour you for ever (Rev. 22:1-4). If you dishonour, it is the opposite. So reader watch your words, actions, thought, integrity, honour. If you do these things you are preparing for the coming of your Lord Jesus Christ. In this way, the day of judgment will bring everlasting joy, that is, the result of your past successes in the examinations of the world. “Who is he that conquers the world but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God. Believe and watch till He comes back. Always read or listen to the words of God and obey them. Turn away from your wrong doings and pray to God for forgiveness in the name of Jesus.
So read the following:-
1. Believe in God as your Creator and your Father in heaven. You know what your father in the world does for you. He the greater Father will do greater things if you will only do His will. His will is that you believe the truth.
2. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Begotten Son of God that came to suffer and die for your sins. In other words, you are saved only if you believe and confess Him as your personal Saviour.
3. He loves you, show your love to Him too by showing your gratitude and serving Him and doing His will (John 12:26-27; Dt. 28:1-14 and John 10:10). Then you will have abundant life.
4. Turn away from your wrong ways and actions. Love God, Jesus and your neighbour. Every human being is your neighbour, even your parents, husband, wife, servants, the poor, the rich, Christians, pagans, Muslims and the sick. Then, you will take to your father in heaven who loves all. He that has no love has no God. He that has no God has no Christ. He that has no Christ is a failure and has no eternal life (John 3:36. 1 John 5:5, 10-12). WATCH FOR THE RETURN OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. For the He shall come again (John 14:1-2).
GOD BLESS YOU.
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DO YOU WANT REST FOR YOUR MIND?
Lack of Good things you need are the causes of unrest of mind
Dear one truly
· You need peace
· You need joy
· You need blessing – prosperity and Freedom
· You need long life
· You need victory over your enemies
· You need Good health
· You need power for necessary things
· You need wisdom and knowledge
· You need to enjoy the love of God
· You need salvation, you need faith, you need to pray
In Ps. 67:1-end it is written
You can have all these things freely, from God through Jesus Christ. Jesus saith “ask it shall be given unto you” “Pray always”
Please join us who have had wonderful experiences on how God answers prayers said in faith through Jesus Christ.
1. The Lord Jesus saith “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”, Matt. 11:28
2. Jesus saith “If ye shall ask anything in my name I will do it”
3. Jesus saith “Verily, verily I say unto you whatsoever ye shall ask the father in my name, He will give you” Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name, ask and ye shall receive that your joy may be full”
“These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs, but the time cometh when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the father”.
“at that day, ye shall ask in my name, and I say not that I will pray the father for you, for the father Himself loveth you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came from God” St. John 14:14 and St. John 16; 23-27.
JESUS CHRIST A WONDERFUL HEALER
Jesus Christ is the son of God.
He was sent to this world to bless us, lay saving us from the devil and his destruction.
The devil entered into the world, to steal all good things from human beings, and to kill and to destroy any good thing and good person in this world, and he had fought restlessly and had done a lot of destruction since he had began to destroy the peace that Adam and Eve (the first man and woman created by God) had enjoyed.
And since the Lord God is love and He is gracious. He took the responsibility of finding solution to human’s suffering.
Read these quotation from the Bible:-
“For the devil sinneth from the beginning”
“the thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill and to destroy. I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”. St. John 10:10.
“for God so love the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”. St. John 3:16.
The devil has come to deceive people and to kill and to take them with him to the hell torment, because it is written that “he that committeth sin is of the devil”, so he makes people to commit sin; he makes sin to be easy.
Sin is disobedience to God, so sin is a terrible spiritual sickness, which causes all other sicknesses. Through sin one’s soul can go to torment one’s life and body can be sick.
Not to die of sickness is to be healed
The Lord God who wished to heal people had provided food for heal hunger and wisdom for human beings to heal the sick by applying what God created in herbs/roots. When these things work the people are healed (when they fail, the people will either be maimed or die). So that human being will receive the most wonderful healing, Jesus Christ the son of God was sent to the world about 2,000 years ago. He lived in the world born of the Virgin Mary and Joseph of the generation of King David the favourite man of God and generation of Abraham greater favourite blessed man of God.
He had to give us the example of serving God and keeping His whole commandments, served God righteously. He was having power to heal all kinds of diseases, both spiritual and physical Isaiah 61:1-end. It is written, “He that commiteth sin is of the devil; for this purpose the son of God was manifested that He might destroy the work of the devil” 1 John 3:8.
He received the power. He said, the spirit of the Lord Jehovah is with me etc.
Let’s look for examples of His word of healing and deliverance Matt. 9:27-30, Matt. 9:32-33, Matt. 9:20-22. So the Lord can heal you and anyone who ask him, the blindness of not knowing God can be removed. The spirit of deaf and dumb can be cast out nowadays in His name He saith in Mark 16:17. The spirit that cannot praise the Lord God hinders the blessing of God in the life of individual, the family, the town, city and nation. Instead it earns them what is written in Ps. 9:17.
Let all the people praise Him
There is a church in Abadina
Some people call it Bethel church. Come now to Bethel church it’s a place of joy. It is a place of love, you better come now to Bethel church.
Let us pray Oh Lord, open our senses, eyes and hearts that we may know our God that we may praise and serve you well enough in spirit and truth and that we may love you and your son Jesus so that we may enjoy your unlimited blessings in this world and world to come.
HERE AM I
Also I heard the voice of the Lord saying whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, “here am I; send me (Isaiah 6:8). The world population is increasing at the rate of 60 million per year. Only about 2 million of that increase is being touched by the gospel.
Right now it is a fair estimate that there are ONE AND A HALF BILLION SOULS who have never once heard of the Gospel. This represents over half of the worlds population and includes tribes who speak some 2,000 different languages!
The world is moving to a lost eternity at a frightening rate. In a country for example after over 400 years of gospel ministry, the overwhelming majority of the 100 million people are still non Christians. Most of the country’s witness. Yet there is almost desperate interest in the Gospel where ever the opportunity exists to hear it especially among Japan’s youth. Those who engage in literature Evangelism receive over half of all responses from the 15 – 25 age group showing that the country’s youth is ripe unto harvest but there are almost no labourers.
“The Labourers are few” That is why I am a soul winner. Almost one out of three people today live in China where the Gospel has been so limited over 300,000 babies are born daily. About 150,000 people die daily or nearly 60 million annually, with only about 2 million of this increase reached in any degree with the Gospel. Thirty times more souls are born than converts made. The time has come for Christians to enter this vast human harvest field with renewed vigour and dedication. If more labourers do not volunteer for greater soul winning, we shall loose the world and our liberty to evangelise.
You can also increase your personal witness by giving out tracts and by sending more “tools” to the mission fields of this generation and by putting more “tools” to work on the homefront.
The labourers are few. I have no choice that is why I am a soul winner I must obey the master and the Lord. The last thing Jesus commanded us to do before he went away was to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to EVERY CREATURE. This is His charge to every one of His followers. This is every Christian’s life work – His calling – His purpose – His ministry. When God’s love overflowed to the point that He gave His only begotten son, it was for “the world” so that “whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
The early Christians did preach the Gospel day and night. They witnessed from house to house, at markets, village, wells on busy road ways, on the streets. In meetings places, from jail cells and in dungeons everywhere. They understood their calling. They did as Christ did. They knew he was living in them, doing through them the same things He had done before he was crucified. That is why they were called “Christ – ians” “And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and THEN shall the end come” Matt. 24:14. Christians don’t delay the coming. “Here am I send me” Reader I am telling you now that Jesus Christ is the son of God who
was born to you- Luke 2:10-11, to suffer in your stead, to redeem you from your sins which has brought sorrow and difficulties to you, save you from the greatest enemy – Satan who fights day and night to bring you all the troubles you are having and more if possible and intends to take you to everlasting woe of hell fire at the end.
Here is Jesus Christ the son of God the antidote of the poisonous Satan, who came and finished the work of your salvation. He is the way out of all sufferings, the truth and life. Just believe this true gospel – good news and pray Jesus Christ to forgive you your past sins and ask him to save you. He will gladly do it. You don’t have to see Him before He does it. Remember you did not see Satan before he puts difficulties in your life.
Jesus Christ has been inviting you to come- please heed the call. He said “Come unto me ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
I congratulate you for believing the truth. You are now Christ’s own as soon as you believe in Him and everlasting life is yours.
Mrs J.O. Ogunranti
PEACE OF GOD
The world’s peace is getting old and almost dying away. Old peace is weak and brings maimed joy. The dying peace is not enjoyable because it brings confusion and conflicts. It is therefore disastrous. The world is no more peaceful but filled with diluted joy, confusion and disasters. Whereas the world was created with full peace. Why then do we have all these problems?
The God of peace, the Most High created the world with full peace and created Adam out of the dust of the ground. He breathed life into his nostrils so that he might have peace which God gave him. He also gave to Adam the following things for his enjoyment.
1. A woman to accompany him to be his help mate.
2. Authority to keep the Garden of Eden and dress it.
3. To eat freely of every fruit of trees there-in except one – Gen. 2,7,15,16.
God commanded Adam not to eat the fruits of only one tree there. Later the devil came to meet the woman in the Garden of Eden where there was God’s freedom and plenty. He gave her his own advice and deceit contrary to God’s will and commandment. The man also obeyed his wife rather than obeying God.
Alas! Man and woman obeyed Satan who told them a lie. They were therefore led to suffer because they disobeyed God. Since then they lost their peace. Disobedience to God of peace, the Author of peace will always cause loss of peace. The amount of loss depends on the weight of the disobedience. Satan was the first that lost peace, glory and authority. Since then, he has been man’s antagonist and a liar. He finds joy in deceiving as many as he can so that they will be like him who has no peace and rest of mind.
Satan deceives individuals and nations in the world as much as he can. He uses his agents, thoughts, and evil spirit to achieve his aim that is to win man to his side. As man gets to Satan’s side he moves away from the Author of peace and eventually looses peace.
Loosing peace is loosing God, the Author of peace. As soon as one looses peace, there is unrest of mind, unhappiness, weakness, sickness, sorrow, restlessness, doubts, fear and all sorts of sufferings which finally lead to death. After death, he/she is united with Satan, the prince of confusion.
Money cannot buy peace. Peace cannot be created by anybody in the world. Man made peace is no peace. What the world makes to bring peace ends up in confusion. The more man struggles to have peace, the more every effort ends up in war and confusion.
The world needs peace. You need peace and everybody needs peace. My dear reader, we must go back to God of peace for the lost glory and peace.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life”. St. John 3:16. Jesus said, “My peace I gave to you, not as the world giveth”.
Loss of peace has brought troubles and death but peace brings life through the only begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ. It is important to take note of the following points.
1. God is the Author of peace
2. Jesus is the Prince of Peace – Isaiah 9:6
3. “The chastisement of our peace was upon Him” – Isaiah 53:5.
4. Halleluyah! The Prince of Peace has brought peace back to the world and went back to the father
5. He said, “my peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you, not as the world giveth” – John 14:27.
6. If you believe in Him, come to Him, JESUS is the Prince of peace, the Son of the Living and the most High God, who created Heaven and Earth. The King of Kings is Jesus Christ.
The prince of this world is Satan. It is better to believe in Jesus Christ than to believe Satan or his deceit. From the beginning, he has been putting those he deceives into danger and sorrow.
Jesus Christ said, “Ye are of your father, the devil and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abide not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh not of God but of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it – John 8:44-46. Read also Rev. 12:1.
“Likewise, ye younger ones, submit yourself to the elders. Yea, all of you be subject to one another and be clothed with humility; for God resists the proud and give peace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. Casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you (by praying fervently to Him for your needs).
“Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary, the devil, like a roaring lion walks about, seeking whom he may devour. Resist the devil and be steadfast in the faith knowing that the same trails are faced by your brethren that are in the world.
“But the God of all grace, who has called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you. To Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever”. Amen. 1 Peter 5:5-11.
PEACE ON EARTH – Luke 2:9-11
The world or every individual must repent by going back to do the will of God which has been abandoned from the beginning, in order to receive back the peace already abandoned. Keeping the commandments of God would have saved the world from killing one another, staging coups, hating one another, waging war against human beings like themselves, wasting money on atomic bombs, beating one another with stick and cudgels as if they are beating animals which are to be eaten, using dangerous weapons for human beings, legalizing abortion, which is murdering unborn children, abusing privileges,
breaking matrimonial homes, taking to wicked culture, moving about with fear, cheating, injustice, immorality, hooliganism, acts of vandalism, acts of irresponsibility’s, wickedness to wives and to husbands, oppression, tribalism, stubbornness, unfaithfulness and corruption. The world would have been in peace and full of God’s blessing and love. After all, Jesus died so that we may have peace and blessings abundantly – Deut. 28:1-end.
“He that believeth the Son of God hath everlasting life. He that believed not, shall not see life but the wrath of God abideth with him”. – John 3:36; 1 John 5:11-12. He that committeth sin is of the devil, for the devil committeth sin from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the work of the devil. Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin…” – 1 John 3:8-9; Acts 17:22-31.
God says, “Curse be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the Lord, the work of the hands of the craft man and putteth in a secret place”. – Deut. 7:25; 27:15.
“Curse be the man that trusteth in him and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the Lord… Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters and that spreadeth out her roots by the river and shall not see when heat cometh but her leaf shall be green and shall not fear drought neither shall cease from yielding fruits”. – Jer 17:5-8.
Dear readers, thank God for this good news. Accept Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, beg him for forgiveness of your sins and repent of your disobeying the commandments of God – II Chronicles 7: 14-18; 1 John 1?:7-9.
Ask Him in the name of Jesus Christ to restore the lost peace to you. He will do it. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be unto you as my father hath sent me, even so I send you”. – John 20:21; II Corinth. 5:17-18.
You shall experience new life and peace again. Keep the peace by trusting the Lord, do the right by serving God. Be the disciple or sheep of Jesus Christ. – John 10:14; 27-end; 1 John 3:8-12.
God bless you as you read through.
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If there is any need, write to:
Apostle/Mrs J.O. Oluranti
C.A.C. Bethel Ministry, P.O.Box 9082,
University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
THE MOST POWERFUL DEFENCE FOR HUMAN BEING
B. God’s agents for the Christian’s defence
1. His Angels
2. Jesus Christ Himself
3. Jesus Name
4. Holy Spirit
5. Holiness – Righteousness
6. Power of Prayer
7. Power to resist the devil
8. God’s spoken words
Watchfulness or Carefulness
Praising God and Christ with songs
Testimonies and witnessing God and Christ
Your personality – The image of God
Defence is resisting attack, and it is to pursue justification in law. God is supposed to be the defence of all His creation, even all human beings; “thou shalt have no other God before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me”. Exod. 20: 3-5. He says in the passage, “Thou shalt have no other God before me, I am a jealous God” for He appointed it to be so. “So God created male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply; and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth” Gen. 1:27-28. When a man or human race acquires culture that will allow him to trust in other powers, he/they loose(s) God’s defence.
When a man or the human race makes God his refuge and trust in God alone, he will enjoy God’s full protection.
The Psalmist says:
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked; even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord. And to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord. Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger; thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in plain path, because of mine enemies: deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. I had fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage and he shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, on the Lord”. Ps. 27:1-14.
The psalmist also says:
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that rightly early. The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Come behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth: he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge”. Ps. 46:1-11.
If you are a Christian God gives you stronger and easier to obtain defence, through our Lord Jesus Christ. God our creator and Father has numerous agents by which he defends his own.
GOD’S AGENTS FOR DEFENCE
God uses His angels to defend His own.
“The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them”. Ps. 34:7.
The angel of the Lord destroyed the great army of the mighty Sennacherib, King of Assyria, consisting of 156,000 soldiers in order to deliver His own children – the Jews.
“And the Lord sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword. Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all other, and guided them on every side. And many brought gifts unto the Lord to Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Judah so that he was magnified in the sight of all nations from thenceforth… And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices and for shields and for all manner of pleasant jewels; storehouses also for the increase of corn, and wine and oil, and stalls for all manner of beasts and cotes for flocks. Moreover he provided him cities and possession of flocks and herds in abundance: for God had given him substance very much. This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works” II Chron. 32:21-23,27-30.
In introducing the subject of Jesus Christ our Lord, Saviour and Master into the concept of Christian defence, we must appreciate the prophetic Psalm ‘Lord is my shepherd’ since we must believe that the psalmist was referring to the Lord Jesus Christ in that psalm although He was yet to be born on earth.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He resotoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 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. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 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. Ps 23:1-6.
Note particularly verse 4 above:
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”.
The Bible is quite clear about the ability of our Lord Jesus Christ to defend His own.
“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ… The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill and to destroy: I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly… For-as-much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil… If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed… Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded (that is Jesus Christ)… Behold, I (our Lord) give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you… And he entered into a ship and passed over, and came into his own city. And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy; lying in a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. And behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves. This man blasphamest. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins (then said he to the sick of palsy), Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he arose, and departed to his house…. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne”. 1 Jn. 3:8, Act 2:36, Hb. 10:10, Heb. 2:14, Jn. 8:36, 1 Pet. 2:6, Luke 10:19, Matt. 9:1-7, Rev. 3:21.
The name of our Lord Jesus Christ is a sure defence against the devil and other principalities and powers.
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father… Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him (Christ) that loved us”. Phillip. 2:9-11. Rom. 8:37.
The power of the Holy Spirit is a sure guarantee against attacks from the devil.
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth; for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine: and shall shew it unto you…. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groaning which cannot be uttered…. And it shall come to pass in that last days, saith God, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams…” Jn. 16:13-14, Rom. 8:26-27, Acts 2:17.
HOLINESS – RIGHTEOUSNESS
Holiness and righteousness are proven methods of resisting the devil and defeating him. This also includes obedience to God’s will.
“We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself and that wicked one toucheth him not”. 1 Jn. 5:18.
POWER OF PRAYER & FASTING
Our Lord Himself fasted and prayed.
“Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterwards an hungered… who in the days of his flesh, (Christ) when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared” – Mat. 4:1-2, Heb 5:7.
POWER TO RESIST DEVIL
God assures us of power to resist the devil if only we really wish to.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you… Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”. – James 4: 7, Eph. 6:13-18.
GOD’S SPOKEN WORDS
God’s spoken words is a two edged sword against the enemy.
“Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand”. Ps. 149:6. “Then said Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and him only shalt thou serve… Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them; but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: go ye rather them that sell and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went on with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying. Lord, open for us. But they answered and said, verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh”. Matt. 25:1-13.
WACTHFULNESS OR CARFULNESS
Expecting the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ is a defence against false prophets and Jesuses.
“Wherefore if they shall say unto you, behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not… Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matt. 24:26,42.
PRAISING GOD & CHRIST WITH SONGS choruses, dancing with joy are all big weapons against Satan and his powers. In the time of Jehosphaphat the king of Judah, Judah sang and praised God and God turned the enemies of Judah against themselves.
TESTIMONIES & WITNESSING GOD & CHRIST
YOUR PERSONALITY – Your are made in the image of God.
Dear reader, you need to be defended by God, to be fully and successfully victorious. All other defence is small, and even counterfeit when compared to the mighty protection and defence of the living God and all other defences can fail.
“Wherefore should the heathen say, where is now their God? But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not: they have ears, but they hear not; noses have they, but they smell not; they have hands, but they handle not; feet have they, but they walk not; neither speak they through their throat. They that make them are like unto them; so is everyone that trusteth in them. O Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he is their help and their shield. O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield. Ye that fear the Lord: trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield. The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. He will bless them that fear
the Lord, both small and great. The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children, ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth. The heavens, even the heavens, are the Lord’s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men… Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me, return unto thy rest O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifuly with thee. For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living…. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torments was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die and death shall flee from them. And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abadon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apolyon. One woe is past, and behold, there come two woes more hereafter…” Ps 115:21-26, Ps. 116:5-9, Rev.9:4-12.
On hearing what is coming to the world in these last days you need a strong defence. Please make your Creator the only living mighty God your defence in all the above and try to pray hard and ask Him in the name of Jesus Christ to be your defence and to arm you with the agents listed in the previous chapters of this booklet.
“And the seven angels sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces and worshipped God, saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and was, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets and to the saints, and them that fear thy name small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail… And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was
given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name and his tabernacle, and them that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have ear let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killed with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.… And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by the sword, and did live… And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, if any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb; and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of his saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus . . . .And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold upon the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years …. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beasts and the false prophets are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever…. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet….. for they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon…. But the fearful, and unbelieving and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death …. And behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be… Thus said the Lord: Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited…. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters that spreadeth out her roots by the river and
shall not see when heat cometh but her leaf shall be green, and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit …. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God; and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.” Rev. 11:15-19, Rev. 13:4-10, Rev. 16:18, Rev. 14:9-12; Rev. 20:1-2, 10, Rev. 16:13-16, Rev. 21:8, Rev.22:12, Jer.17:5-6, 7-8, Rom. 13:2.
My God please be my defence and Jesus my Lord help me to be able to accept God’s agents for defence that I may succeed in life both spiritually and physically. Sustain me that I will not be deceived to seek or accept another defence beside you.
Say this pray every day with the Lord’s prayer, and you will be glad that you did so. May God bless you, and may you have the full benefits of these God’s goodwill to you.
Mrs J.O. Ogunranti
WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT JESUS?
DO YOU WANT TO BE LIKE PETER?
OR LIKE JUDAS?
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD THE SAVIOUR REDEEMER DELIVERER, THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Mathew 1:18 – 25 (23) Mathew 23:1-3-40 Romans 13:1-end
3:13-(17) 24:1-end 10:14
4:1-4 11 26:1-41 Romans 13:1-14
19:16-30 26,58-75 Peter John 6:68-69
22:24-46 26:14-32-57 JUDAS
Read some of the things Jesus want you to do so that you might become Gods’ own and Jesus Christ own and gain eternal life.
John 17: 1-3 Luke 11:-end Heb. 2:1-end Luke 2
Luke 7:26-37 2 Thess. 1:6-9 Luke 7:20-25 Luke 7: 1-10
Luke 9:10-62 I Thess. 2:1-end I Thess. 3:1-13 Rev. 13:1-end
Luke 10:1-13 Rev. 20: 1-end Rev. 13:21:1-end Rev. 19:1-end
Luke 10:16-42 Rev. 22:1-end Heb. 2:1-3 Rev. 22:1-end
Heb. 2:14-end Heb. 3:1-19 II Timothy 2:1-end Rev. 1:3-end
John 8:1-end (24) (21) (36) (38) (42) (49) Rev. 2:1-end Rev. 3:1-end
He is te SON OF GOD Matt 3:17, Habb 17:5, Heb 1:5, John 5:25
He is Son of Man Lk 9:22; Matt 8:20
He is first born Matt 16:12; Col 1:15,16
He is first Begotten Heb 1:6
He is the Lord of Lords Rev 17:14
He is the Image of God (Col 1:15; Heb 1:3)
He is the Blessed of God Psalm 45:2
He is the Mediator (I Tim 2:5; Heb 8:6)
He is Prophet (Deut 18:15-16;Acts 3:22)
He is Priest (Heb 4:15;Ps 110:4)
He is King (Isaiah 6:1-5, John 12:4; Matt 25:34
He is Judge (Matt 16:27; Matt 25:31,33; John 5:22)
He is Shepherd (Isaiah 4:10-11;John 10,11,14; Ez 34)
He is Head of the Church (Eph 1:22)
The true Light (Lk 1:78-79; John 1:4,7)
He is Foundation of the Church (Isaiah 28:16)
He is the Way (John 14:6;Heb 10:19-20
He is the Truth (I John 5:20; Rev 3:7)
He is Life (John 11:25; 5:11, Col 3:4:1)
He is Incarnate (John 1:14)
He is Perfect Sinless Heb 7:26-28
He is Fullness of Grace of God (John 1:14,Ps 45:2)
He is God (Heb 1:8)
Mrs J.O. Ogunranti
C.A.C. Mount Bethel
ARE YOU AWARE OF THE WAY OUT OF THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD?
THE ONLY TRUE GOD:- The Creator of heaven and earth, has the way out. He saith: “I am the Lord and there is no God else beside me”. Look unto me and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God and there is none else and, unto me every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess, even to Him shall people come and all that are incensed against Him shall be ashamed”. Isaiah 45:21-24.
1. “and the redeemer shall come”. Isaiah 59:20
2. “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”. Acts 2:21
3. “Then shall thou call, and the Lord shall answer”. Isaiah 58:9.
4. “Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God”. 1 John 5:5.
5. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins”. 1 John 4:10.
6. “For God sent His Son not to condemn the world, but that the world through Him (Son) might be saved”. John 3:16-17.
7. “And the Angel said unto them; ‘Fear not for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all the people. For unto you is born in the city of David a Saviour who is CHRIST THE LORD”. Luke 2:10-11.
8. “If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves. If we confess our sins, he (Jesus) is faithful and just, to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”. 1 John 1:8-9.
9. Jesus Christ saith, “Come unto me all ye who labour and are overburdened and I will give you rest; for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light”. Mathew 11:28-30.
10. “Then they said unto him, what shall we do? And he said unto them, this is the work of God that ye believe on Him whom He has sent”. John 6:28-29, Acts 16:30-33. Please read Acts of the Apostles Chapter 2:29-39 to 47.
11. “And Jesus went about teaching, and preaching the gospel, and healing all manner of disease among the people” etc, Matthew 4:23-25
12. “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved”. Mark 16:16.
13. “For there are three that bear record in heaven the Father, the WORD (the Son) and the HOLY GHOST and these three agree”. 1 John 5:7 (King James Version)
14. “For the Father Himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I come out from God”. “These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have trials, but rejoice, I have overcome the world”. See John 16:23-26, 27, 33.
15. “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you”. John 15:13-14.
16. “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you”. John 15:7. Whatever ye shall ask the Father in my name He will give it to you.” John 16:23b- 24.
17. But we see Jesus who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory, and honour that he (Jesus) by the grace of god should taste death for every man… that through his death he might destroy him that has the power of death, that is, the devil. He himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them, that are tempted”. Hebrews 2:9-18.
18. “Whosoever commits sin, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ has not God. He that abideth has the Father and the Son”. 1 John 1:9.
Dear read GOD LOVES YOU and JESUS LOVES YOU
Believe these truths, and serve God devotedly and follow Jesus
John 14:1-6, Mark 1:17
JESUS LOVES ME
HE DIED FOR ME
NOBODY LOVES ME
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THE REAL TEMPLE OF GOD
Message to all of us.
GLORY be to our Father in heaven who has chosen us to build this house to exalt His name. “And David said to Solomon, my son as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the Lord. But the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Thou shalt not build a house unto my name because …………………….. Behold a son shall be born unto you ………………….. for his name shall be Solomon……………….
He shall build an house for my name, and he shall be my son, and I shall he his father and I will establish the throne of his kingdom” I Chronicles 22:6-19. Note verses 9-10.
“Then said Solomon (after he completed the house) the Lord hath said that He would dwell in the thick darkness, but I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever.
“And the king turned his face and blessed the whole congregation. And he said blessed be the Lord God of Israel who has with His hands fulfilled that which He said with His mouth to my Father… and he spread his hand etc” II Chronicles 6:11-end “If my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from the wicked way then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land, NOW MY EYES shall be open, my EARS attend unto the prayer that is made in this place.
“FOR NOW have I CHOSEN and SANCTIFIED THIS HOUSE that my name may be there forever, and my EYES and my HEART shall be there perpetually” II Chronicles 7: 14-16,
IF THOU WILL WALK BEFORE ME… and do according to all that I have commanded thee, … I will establish the throne of thy kingdom as I have with David thy father saying there shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel (Jesus)”
N.B. But if thou shalt turn away and forsake my statutes ……….. and shall go and serve other gods and worship them then will…….. II Chronicles 7:17-end.
Now children of God, we bless our Heavenly Father for building this place through you, And, praises and Honour and Power and Glory to Him forever, and to Jesus His Son (Rev 5:9-13).
To be able to obey God’s Commandments and keep His Statute and enjoy his good promises of grace, peace, blessings and everlasting life, To keep holy the house built for the name of the Lord our God all the time.
2. To allow one to be built as the Temple of God.
In Ephesians 2:19-22 “It is written that Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God and are
built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone;
In whom all the building fully framed together groweth unto a HOLY TEMPLE OF GOD in the Lord:
In whom ye are also builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit” (as He does not live in a house built with hand, but in Heaven above and in the hearts of the people who have His fear, and sanctifies their hearts). But in His earthly house, He said, “I have chosen and sanctified this house that my Name may be there and my EYES and my HEART shalt be there perpetually.”
“Your bodies are the members of Christ…not for fornication or sin or lust…who is joined to an harlot is one body… the two shall be one flesh. He that is joined with Christ is one spirit.
Your body is the TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT”.
“Your Heart is the Temple of God”, please read (I Corinthians 6:15-17).
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if a man build on this foundation gold, silver, precious stone, wood, hay, grass. Every man’s work shall be made manifest for the day shall declare it because it shall be revealed by the fire, if any man’s work abide…he shall receive a reward. If burned, he shall suffer loss.
You are the Temple of God, His Spirit dwelleth in you. Road (I Corinthians 3:9-20).
“It is written. Be ye be Perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect” (Matt 5:48).
Help from above
New Covenant – Heb 8:8
Heb 10:9-31 (16-17)
Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy (Matt 5:7). I desire you not to faint in any trial and tribulations. I bow my knee unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named that he will grant you according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might, by His Spirit in the inner man.
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith that ye, being rooted and grounded in love…and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. Now unto Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that worketh in us. (HE who so loved the world that He gave us His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him
shall not perish but has everlasting life). Unto Him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages world without end. Amen “ (Eph 3:13-21, note (20).
May God bless you as you read this writing
May His work progress very rapidly through us. Christ is coming soon (See Rev 22:1-2; 12-14). Please, ask Jesus to please build your body to become the temple of Holy Spirit and your heart to become the Temple of God. If he can build this glorious earthly Praise Centre: He can build you to be more glorious.
Blessed are they that do His Commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city”
Rev 22:14. Resist the devil, (So that he cannot tamper with you), and he will flee from you. Accept, and follow Jesus, and have everlasting life – John 12:8
I Pete 5:1-11 and
I Peter 2:11-25; 3-9
I Peter 3:1-13-22, I Peter 1:3-25.
Through Mrs J.O. OGUNRANTI
University of Ibadan,
YOU NEED THE HOLY SPIRIT
“HE THAT HAVE NOT THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST IS NONE OF HIS” ROM. 8:9
“ I INDEED baptize you with water unto repentance but he that cometh after me is mightier than I whose shoes I am not worthy to loose. He shall baptize you with the HOLY GHOST and with fire” whose fan is in His hand and he will thoroughly purge his floor and gather his wheat into the garner, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire” Matt. 3:11-12.
Matt. 3:16, Luke 3:21-22 and Jesus when he was baptized went up straight away out of the water and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and saw the SPIRIT OF GOD DESCENDING like a dove and lighting upon him and the voice from heaven saying this is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased Jesus Himself received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, Christians are His followers like the Apostles. Holy Spirit Matt. 4:1. Then Jesus was led up of the SPIRIT into the wilderness.
In John 3:5 “Jesus answered verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the SPIRIT HE CAN NOT ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
CHRIST’S PROMISE ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
John 14:12 Verily, Verily, I say unto you he that believeth on me, the works that I do, shall he do also, and greater works than these shall he do because I go unto my father” John 14:16 “And I will pray the Father and He shall give you another Comforter that he may abide with you for ever. John 4:26 But the COMFORTER which is the Holy Ghost whom the Father will send in my name he shall TEACH you all things and BRING ALL THINGS TO YOUR REMEMBRANCE whatsoever I have said unto you.
John 15:26 “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father even the SPIRIT of TRUTH which proceedeth from the Father he shall testify of me”
KNOW MORE OF CHIRST WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
John 16:7-11 “Nevertheless I tell you truth it is expedient for you that I go away, for if I do not go away the Comforter will not come unto you, but if I depart I will send him unto you, and when he is come he will reprove the world of sin, of righteousness and judgment”.
John 16:13; 14 & 15 Howbeit when he the SPIRIT OF TRUTH is come he will guide you into all truth for he shall not speak of himself; but what so ever he shall hear, that shall he speak and he will show you things to come, He, shall glorify me, for he shall receive of mine and show it to you”. All things that the Father hath are mine therefore said I that He shall take of mine, and show it unto you.
This shows that the Spirit reveals i.e. Acts 1:2 Until the day which he was taken up after that He THROUGH the HOLY GHOST had given commandments unto the Apostles whom he had chosen.
These showed that the Holy Spirit directed Jesus in His mission Matt. 4:1 also.
POWER OF WITNESSING PROMISED BY CHIRST
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be my witness both Jerusalem and in Judea and in Samaria and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
This verse shows that after the power comes to the Christians, when they receive baptism of Holy Spirit, he will enable them to witness more for Christ. In Acts 1:4-5 Jesus informed his disciples where and when they would be baptized by the Holy Spirit. He also assembled them together and then commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem. But they should wait for the promise of the father which, “ye have heard of me for John truly baptized with water but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence” Acts 2:1-4; 2:38-39. This explains to us that the promise is for every believer. Dear reader you just believe that it is God’s and Christ’s will for you to be baptized by the Holy Spirit.
HOW CAN YOU BE BAPTIZED OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit may be problem to many. This is the hour to solve the problem. After reading the above you must be willing whole heartedly to be baptized of the Holy Spirit. Then believe that God is ready to send Him down to you as soon as you are willing to have Him. For the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ and Christ saith? Behold I stand at the door knocking if anybody knows my voice and opens, I will enter and sup with him Revelation 3:20.
And this is what PAUL APOSTLES SAID TO THE Romans in Chapter 8 verses 32 “He that spared not His own son but delivered Him up for us all etc. “Christ saith again if ye then being evil know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him? Luke 11:13.
Kneel down in your quiet room where you can not be disturbed. Close your eyes and ask in your prayer from your father in Heaven the baptism of the Holy Spirit. This prayer should be warm and you just imagine the cross of Christ in your front; shut your mind off any other thoughts and pray fervently. O Lord according to your will through the name of Jesus Christ Give me thy Holy Spirit, then repeat “please give me” several times warmly and eagerly until you feel a wonderful change on you, such as feeling funny (like electric shock), having great joy, seeing some flashes in your sight or Christ on the cross in your front, though you close your eyes feeling that your body is shaking, feeling an
unusual warmth in you etc. He does not come unnoticed please note if you are in your room or any where and you feel that you can disturb others with noise, your prayer should be said quietly as if you are whispering but it must be firm and warm with eagerness. If you are in the church or congregation asking for the Holy Spirit you may shout as you wish.
Holy Spirit, after the first baptism on you, can manifest and grow in you if you continue to pray in the same manner. Thus Lord please give me the Holy Spirit “repeat” give me power several times, this prayer must be constant, then you find many good changes in your life, and you need not fear devil or your difficulties or enemies any more, neither do you need charm or soothsaying any more, for Christ is then living in you.
If you have difficulty write to the writer
May our God teach you more and give you more understanding Amen.
Mrs J.O. Ogunranti
CONCORDANCE & HOMILETIC NOTES
WHAT PEOPLE OF GOD SHOULD DO
Deut. 28:1-12 I John 1: 7-9
Deut. 26:1-12 I John 2: 1-3
Deut. 7:9 – end I John 4:7-20
Deut. 14: 1-3 Heb. 1:1-2,5,8 – end
Deut. 9:4-6 Jerem. 33:3,6
Ithessa 5:11-end Jeremiah 55:4
II Corinth 6: 14 – end (1-18) Genesis 12:3
II Corinth. 9:1-15 NATIONS SIN AND JUDGEMENT OF GOD
II Corinth. 10:3-7, 10-18
II Corinth. 12:1-end Ezekiel 22: 1 – end
II Corinth. 13: 1-end Deut. 32: 37 – end
Heb. 13:1-3; 17 – end Rev. 20: 1 – end
I Corinth. 13:22-end Rev. 13: 1 – end
I Timothy 6: 10, 17 – end Rev. 14: 1-end
II Timothy 1:3-10-10, 13, 17-18 Rev. 19: 1 – end
Rev. 22: 1-7, 12 – end Titus 2:1-end
THE WORLD AND THE SAVIOUR
Rev 5: 9 – 12 Deut. 26: 17 – 18
Daniel 2: 1 – end Job 5:8-8 – end
Psalm 34:1 – end Ephesians 1:1-end
Leviticus 20: 6-9, 1-5 Romans 1:1 – end
Malachi 3: 10 – 12 Romans 2: 1 – end
Mark 7: 6-13, 14-18 Revelations 21: 1 – end
Acts 10:34 – 44 Luke 1:5-6
I Timothy 4, 10-21, 3-9 Rev. 12: 12 – woe unto the earth
Revelation 5:9-10 Luke 2: 13 – 14 - woe can
Rev. 2:10 Isaiah 48:15-22
Genesis 26:1-6 Jeremiah 3:14-18, 22
Isaiah 56: 1-8 Job 5:8-27 – read and claim everyday
1. MERCY OF GOD
Exod. 20:6 I John 4:7 – end I Corinth 8: 1 – end
Ephesians 1:3 I John 5:1-end Hebrews 8:7-end
Isaiah 61:1-end I John 1:1-9 Ezekiel 18: 1-end
Heb. 8:7-13 Rev. 5:1-end I Corinth 7:1-end
II Thes. 1:6-12 Eph. 6:11-end Proverbs 8:1-end
Isaiah 11:1-end Heb. 13:1-end Proverbs 23:1-35
Ephesians 5:1-end I Corinth. 1:17-31
Ezekiel 38: 1-14 Ezekiel 36:33-38 Joshua 20: 1-6
3. GOD’S VENGEANCE TO THE ENEMIES OF HIS PEOPLE
II Chronicles 20: 1-end Ezekiel 38: 1-end Ezekiel 39: 1-end
Judges 4:1-end Judges 5:1-end Esther (chapters)1,2,3,4,5
II Timothy 2:1-end Ephesians 5:1-end II Peter 3:1-end
I Timothy 6:1-end Luke 11:22-26
5. BE GOOD CHILDREN
I Sam 8:1-22 II Corinth. 6:14-18 Isaiah 63:8-9
Isaiah 30:9-15 Isaiah 35:8-10
6. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOURS
John 13:34 I John 2:1-end
7. JESUS LOVES YOU
I Corinth. 5:1-end Isaiah 9:6 Rev. 3:1-12
Rev. 22:1-12 Rev. 21:1-end John 15:13
John 14:1-16,25 Colossians 1:16-end Colossians 2:12-end
I Corinth 4: 1-end I Thes. 4:16-end I Corinth 10: 1-end
I Corinth5:21-end I Corinth 2:1-end
II Corinth 10:3-18 I Samuel 7: 1-14 Exodus 23:20-33
Duet. 32:1-end Deut. 33: 1-end Numbers 11:1-end
Numbers 12:1-end James chapters 1,2,3
I Corinth. 3:1-23 I Corinth. 9:1-end
10. FAMILY, give your home to Jesus to help you run it. It will be peace even in trials, and truvils for the overcomer.
Acts 16:30-33 Acts 2. 21. 36 John 8:12
John 14:14-31 Acts 3:33 John 7:37-39
Rom. 9:22-33 Rom. 8:35-39 Matt. 25:13-34
John 4:1-6 Rev. 2:10 Job 5:8-end
11. JESUS, Faithful and merciful High priest
Heb. 3:14-18 Ephes. 1:17-23 Heb. 2:9
Heb. 1:13 II Peter 3:1-7
WHAT PEOPLE OF GOD SHOULD DO
Deut. 28 : 1 – 12 ; I John 1:7 – 9
Deut 26: 1-12
Daniel 4:37, 5;20
Mark 7:22, Proverbs 8:13, Proverbs 13:10, Prov 16:18; I Tim 3:6; I John 2:16; Provers 2:23; Ps 138:6; James 4:10,1, Ez 28:17, Ex 5:1-5
Jesus is meek and lowly. We are to learn from Him Matt 11:29
WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT JESUS?
DO YOU WANT TO B E LIKE PETER?
OR LIKE JUDAS?
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD,
THE SAVIOUR, REDEEMER, DELIVERER,
THE GOOD SHEPHERD.
Matthew 1:18-25 (23) Matthew 23,1-3-40 Romans 13:1
Matthew 3:13-(17) Matthew 24:1-end 10-14
,, 4:1-4-11 ,, 26:1-41 ,, 13 :1-14
,, 4-19 ,, 26:42-46
,, 25 ,, 26:42-46
,, 5:1-end ,, 26:1-7 end
,, 19:16-30 ,, 26,58-75 Peter John 6:68-69
,, 22:1-14 ,, 26:14-32-57 Judas
,, 22:24-46 ,, 27:43
Read some of the things Jesus want you to do so that you might become Gods own and Jesus Christ own and gain eternal life.
John 4:1-3, Luke 11:1-end
Heb. 2:1-end Luke 2
Luke 7: 26-37 2nd Thess. 1:6-9
Luke 7: 20-25 1st Thess. 2:1-end
,, 7:1-10 ,, 3:1-13
,, 9:10-62 Revelation 13:1-end
,, 10: 1-13 ,, 20:1-end
16-42 ,, 21:1-end
Hebrew 2:1-3 ,, 19:1-end
14-end ,, 22:1-end
Revelation 1:3-end 2rd Timothy 2:1-end
,, 2:1-end John 8:1-end (24) (2) (36) (38) (42) (49)
Acts 2:1-end Exod. 39:24-32
Acts 16:1-end Number 18
Acts 17:1-end Exod 35:1-35 (4) (35)
Acts 10:1-end Exod. 36:1-end
A THE APOSTLES HAD NO SPECIAL GRAMENTS
BUT RECEIVED ANNOINTING POWER HOLY SPIRIT AND AUTHORITY Acts1:5,8-14
Acts 2:1-end (36)
Rev. 5:1-end John 7:37-38
Rev. 12:1-end Acts 16:19-end 25-28
Luke 2:9-end Mark 10:16-20
Luke 3:5-end John 20:21-23
Luke 6:1-end Luke 13:1-end
Luke 14:1-end Romans 8:1-end 9,4
Mark 10:1-end John 13:34
Mark 1:15-17 John 17:8-end
John 3:1-end Luke 11:41-54
Isaiah 11:1-end Luke 12:2-21 (4) (14) (21)
Mark 6:1-end Luke 10:1-end
John 6:1-end Rev.20:1-end
John 8:1-end Rev. 22:1-end (12) (14)
Mark 7:1-end John 9:1-end
Mark 8:22-end Luke 4:40-44
Mark 9:1-end THE WICKED SINNER
I Thess. 11-18 Exodus 20:1-18 (5) (6)
Exodus 22:19-24 Jere. 24:1-25
Deut. 11:1-28 Matt. 7
THE WORLD THE SAVIOUR
Psalm 34:1-end (10)
I Timothy 4,10-21-3-9
Genesis 26:1-6, Deut. 26:17-18
Job 5: 8-end read and clam the good form God daily
Psalm 34:1-end (10)
Rev. 12:12 woe unto the earth
Jerem. 3:14-18,22, Isaiah 56:1-8
OBSTACLES THAT TEST THE FAITH OF BELIEVERS
A) LACK OF SYMPATHY on the part of the church Matt. 15:23, Mark 10
B) Discouraging circumstances – Luke 5:18-10
C) Unbelieving friends – Mark 5:35
D) Scoffers - John 9:24
E) Divine delays not a hindrance but a test – John 11:3-6
HINDERANCE TO SPIRITUAL PROGRESS
1. Worldly achievement prevented the escape of Lot’s wife Genesis 19:26.
2. The attempt of David to use the equipment of Saul delayed David 1 Sam. 17:39.
3. Unbelief of the people of Nazareth hindered Christ’s work there Matt. 13:58.
4. Worldly possession kept back the rich young man from discipleship Matt. 19:22
5. Love of money kept Judas away from grace to end up in grass – eventually John 15:1-3, Matt. 25:21
6. Imaginary hindrances loom up before the Christian worker Mark 16:3-4
7. Family ties may prevent a man from following Christ Luke 9:59
8. Weights as well as sin impede progress Heb. 12:1
STUMBLING BLOCK IN THE WAY OF MAN
SHOULD BE, REMOVED – Isaiah 57:14
1. UNFAITHFUL LEADERS BECOME, Mark 2:7-8
2. HYPOCRITES IN THE CHURCH Mark 23:13, Luke 11:52
3. ALL NEED TO WATCH AGAINST BECOMING HYPOCRITES1 Corinth. 8:9, Rom. 14:13
4. LOVE THE PREVENTING OF - 1 John 2:10
5. EVIL INFLUENCE of unfaithful Christians - 1 King 11:4,
II Chronicles 21:6
BEWARE CHILDREN OF GOD
EVERLASTING LIFE CANNOT BE COMPARED WITH ANYTHING ELSE
TRY YOUR BEST TO HAVE IT. Heb. 11:1, 6, 23-30, 13 – 22
WATCH AND PRAY, SERVE AND WORK IN RIGHTEOUSNESS Rom. 5:1-end
GOD BLESS YOU.
A Christian marriage is when two people male and female are united in holy wedlock.
Because the first marriage in this world was performed by God, uniting a male and female, it is definitely the only way God wants marriage to be.
In the Bible we have seen proof that God does not take kindly to any other way. Because He was the one who created them. He knows what is best for all His creation. If anyone takes another way, it is a substitute which yields problems, which leads to divorce or unhappiness. The Bible says, And so God created man in His own image. God does not want His image to be misused or profaned. And God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils, the breath of life and man became a living soul. And the Lord said that it is not good that man should be alone. I will make for him a help meet (please note, not a servant, nor a slave). And the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and God, took one of his ribs, and made the woman with it. Wonderful God, isn’t He.
With dust and with His breath Adam was made. With one rib from Adam’s side Eve was created in the same way, bearing the same image but with a complementary anatomy. With authority he said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature, cattle, beast, and creeping things Genesis 1:1 – end. And the Lord brought the woman to the man, and the man said, this is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she will be called WOMAN because she was taken out of MAN” Genesis 2:23. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh. Verse 24. And God blessed them, “Be ye fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it;’ and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air and every living thing that liveth upon the earth”. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:28-31.
But for God to have dominion over all His creation even human beings who He created in His image.
The Lord says, “I am the Lord, that is my name: and my glory I will not give to another, and my praise I will not give to a graven image”. Isaiah 42:8.
In Exodus 20:2-3. “I am the Lord thy God: Thou shalt have no other gods before me”. Jesus said unto the devil, “It is written thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only thou shalt serve”. For these reasons and more, a couple should obey all the commandments of God. If they do, it shall be well with them. It is written in Deuteronomy 28:, “It shall come to pass that if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments, the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come on the. Blessed shalt thou be in the city and in the field. Blessed shalt be the fruit of thy body (your children). Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store etc. The Lord shalt cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten (by God) before thy presence. The Lord shall establish you a holy people unto Himself. The Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, children and good work. The Lord shall open unto you His good treasure, and will bless the work of thine hand and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. And the Lord shall make thee the head and head not the tail, and thou shalt be above all only and not beneath.” Our Lord Jesus saith, “You are my friends if you do all that I command you”. Bible Marriage tradition, when followed or practiced, brings peace and happiness. In Genesis 24 we read about Jacob’s marriage. Husband and wife to be must seek their parents consent and be blessed by them. Jesus quoted the law given to Moses by God which says, “Honour thy Father and Mother that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee”. And the blessing of the parent counts. Genesis 27:26-29, Gen. 28:2-4, Gen. 24:60. When these truths are neglected, many things go wrong.
WHAT JESUS CHRIST SAID ABOUT MARRIAGE.
In St. Mark 10:2-11 He quoted Genesis 2:24 and added, “What therefore God has joined together let no man put asunder”. “Whosoever shall put his wife away and marry another committeth adultery against her”. Jesus says ‘no divorce’ so always pray against it and for continual love.
What St. Paul said about marriage.
Be not drunk with wine but be filled with the Spirit (of God). Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things unto God, and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Praying together for your need and for the victory over the wicked one – the devil. 1 Peter 5:5-10. WIVES submit yourselves to your own husbands as unto the Lord for the husband is the
head of the wife as Christ is head of the church. The church is subject unto Christ so let the wives be to their own husbands, and reverence them.
HUSBANDS love your wives even as Christ also loves the church and gave himself for it, that He might sanctify and cleanse it. So also men to love their wives as their own bodies. Let every man love his wive as himself. Ephesians 5:18-end.
May God bless you with good children.
Please pray to God to give you wisdom and the Holy Spirit to love one another and love your children and train them in God’s will.
Please read these quotations
FOR TRUE LOVE FOR THE COUPLE
1 Corinthians 13:1-end Psalms 128:1-end
FOR CHILDREN Ephesians 6:4
Proverbs 17: 25
May God bless you as you read and practice God’s words.
Do you need help? why not ask from God
HIS WORD SAYS
1. “Ask and it shall be given unto you” (Luke 11)
2. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all people liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering”, 1 James 1:5 and 6. Please read this story carefully.
A king had a dream “wherewith his spirit was troubled and his sleep broke from him”, i.e. he was not able to sleep. “Then the king commanded to call the magicians and the astrologers, and the sorcerers and the chaldeans for to show the king his dreams.
The king said unto them I had dreamed a dream and I had forgotten the dream, and if ye will not make known unto me the dream, and the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut into pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill. But if ye shall relate the dream and the interpretation, ye shall receive from me great rewards, and great honour.”
They answered and said, let the king tell his servants the dream and we shall show the interpretation. The king answered I know that you want to waste the time as you had known that I had forgotten the dream, but I decree a decree in anger that, they should be destroyed, and that all wise men of Babylon should be slain. They then sought Daniel (the prophet) and his fellows to be slain.
Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he should give him time, and that he would show the king, the interpretation.
Then Daniel went to his house and made the thing known to Hananaiah, Misheal and Azeriah his companions. That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret, that Daniel and his fellows with the test of the wise men of Babylon (they prayed to God).
THE NIGHT VISION
Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered and said. “Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth kings, and setteth up kings; He giveth wisdom unto the wise and knowledge to them that know understanding.
He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness and the light dwelleth with him.
I thank thee, and praise Thee O thou God of my fathers, who has given me wisdom and might and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee; for thou hast now made known unto us the King’s matter.
Daniel told the king that, the secret, which the king, had demanded cannot be shown by the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, unto the king:
But there is a God in heaven that revealed secrets, and maketh known to king Nebuchadnezzar, what shall be in the later days.
THE SECRET REVEALED
Thy dream and the vision of thy head upon thy bed are these… Daniel revealed the dream and the interpretation to the king, about God’s decision about the fourth coming of kingdoms, that is, four strong kingdoms, the fourth one shall be strong as iron; as iron breaketh and subdueth all things, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
And whereas, thou sawest iron mixed with clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men; but they shall not cleave, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to the other people, but it shall stand for ever.
Then king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face and worshipped Daniel, and said,
Of a Truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and lord of kings, and a revealer of secret, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.
Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon: and chief of the governor over all the wise men of Babylon.
Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrack who is Henanaiah, Meschack who is Mishad and Abednego who is Azeriah over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king”
DEAR READER I quote from the Bible, the book of Daniel Chapter 2. Please trust in God and do the right. God wants you to pray to Him for all your needs you must of course, believe Him, that He is all in all and the greatest. He will not fail you, you will succeed in all truth, because He never fails.
In the above story the mighty Nebuchadnezzar found out that God is the supreme, He is above all, for He created all.
Learn about the actions of Daniel which is a big lesson that he who has God has power and victory over those who have men’s and devils’ power.
GOD IS ABOVE ALL
Please believe Him, serve Him and trust Him as you ask Him for help, wisdom, knowledge, blessing job, victory, peace, joy, Holy Spirit and life etc. He gives, if you ask in faith, and please acknowledge His power with humility.
Mrs J.O. Ogunranti
YOU CAN BE A WINNER
The inward man is you
The real you
What is inside
Shows on the outside
Is the something beautiful
Because of Jesus
That hidden God given gift,
Can be used
To God’s glory!
You can do it
It is inside of you.
Your dreams can become reality
You have the ability
You are created in the image of God
Be like your father
He is always a winner
You too can conquer
Be a winner
Stir yourself up
Educate your mind
Rule your temper
Govern your tongue
Harness what is in you
You can do all things
Through Christ Jesus,
Who strengthens you.
Be a fighter
And win the crown!
THE MINISTER OF GOD
A minister of God is a clergyman serving a church or chapel, a vicar, a priest, rector, a curate; one who carries the will or purpose of another; who gives help or purpose of another; who gives help or service, as to minister to the wants of a sick person.
The minister should have been called and anointed by God. For example Moses was called and authorized by God for the delivery of the Israelites from the bondage of Egyptians. The Lord God said unto Moses, “Exodus 3:7-9 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
Come now, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh that thou may bring my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. And the Lord fulfilled His promises when Moses played his own part by obeying God. Exodus 3:1-10. It was written that Isaiah the prophet in Isaiah 61:1-9 brought from God the message of Jesus Christ’s coming to minister to people of the earth that, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord had anointed me to preach good tiding unto the meek he has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all that mourn. To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion to give unto them
· Beauty for ashes
· The oil of joy for mourning.
· The garment of praise instead of the spirit of heaviness.
· That they might be called Trees of Righteousness
· The Planting of the Lord
· That He might be glorified
· They shall build the old waste places
· They shall raise up the former desolations
· And they shall repair the waste cities
· And the desolations of many generations
· And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks
· And the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen
· And your vine dressers
· But ye shall be named THE PRIESTS of the LORD
· “Men SHALL CALL YOU THE MINISTERS OF GOD”
· Ye shall eat the riches of the gentiles and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
· Instead of your shame, you shall have double and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion.
· Everlasting shall be unto them.
· For I the Lord love judgment, I hate Robbery for burnt offering.
· And I will direct their work in truth.
· And I will make an everlasting covenant with them
(Isaiah 61:8c, Heb. 8:8-12-13)
· and their seed shall be known among the Gentiles
· and their offspring among the people
· all that see them shall acknowledge them that they are the seed which the Lord has blessed.
Jesus was the greatest minister of God on earth, He obeyed the father (God) to the utmost. He came to the world to save, to redeem and to deliver to heal, He went about doing good. He loved all; and committed NO SIN. Please reader open to your Bible and read the following quotations, and may God bless you with His Holy Spirit and all His grace that you need as you read and obey God and His words. JESUS SAID.
“as long as I am in the world I am the light of the world”
“I am the light of the world, he that follows me will no more walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life”
Luke 1:30-33, 45 Galatians 5:19-24
Matt. 11:28-30 Romans 1
Luke 9:56 Luke 6:12-38
John 3:5 Matt. 7:12-28
John 3:16-18, 36 John 5:19-37, 17
Roman 14:9 John 16:27-33
John 15:1-7, 16 John 14:12,11
Matt. 9:1-8 John 14:1-6,26
Matt. 9:1-8 John 16:7-15
John 10:1-4 Romans 8:9 – end
John 17:1-3, 9, 18-26 Ephesians 6
Mark 7:1-end Romans 6:1-16
Mark 10:1-12, 28-30 II Corinthians 1:19-22
Luke 22:28-30 2nd Epistle of John 1:3-11
Luke 22:24-27 Romans 13:1-end
Colossians 2:12-end 2nd Corinthians 2:5-11
Colossians 1:16 Heb. 10:30
Heb. 13:1-7, 17 I Corinth 14:1-end
II Timothy 3:1-end (10-13) Galatians 3:28
II Timothy 4:1-9 Romans 16:1
I timothy 6:1-20 Matt. 23:23-39
1 John 4:1-end (20) Romans 1:18-end
I Thess. 4:11-18 Romans 2:1-ens
I Timothy 5:1-7 Romans 14:1-end
I Corinth 7:1-end Heb. 11:1-end
“Ye also as lively stone are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer all spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ” I Peter 2:5 now not of animals or birds, but of righteousness, see Heb. 9:11-15.
“But Christ being called on HIGH PRIEST of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building.
Neither by the blood of goats, and calves but by His own blood, he entered once unto the holy place having obtained eternal redemption for us.
For if the blood of bulls and of goats and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean sanctifies to the purifying of the flesh. How much more shall the blood of Christ who through the eternal spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God … for Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true: but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us….
So Christ was ONCE offered to bear the SINS of many, and unto them look for him shall he appear to them the second time without SIN unto SALVATION. Heb. 9:1-end (8-28).
No more sacrifice of human being nor any animal is necessary.
No minister of God nor Christian should use sacrifice of any other one nor animal to God.
JESUS BLOOD & HIMSELF IS ENOUGH
Heb. 2:14-15; 18.
1st John 1:7-9
AND JESUS IS LORD
1 Peter 2:6
The minister of God and every Christian must be baptized with the HOLY GHOST.
It is written “But the Comforter which is the HOLY GHOST whom the father will send in my name, he shall TEACH you all things and put all things to your remembrance whatever I have said to you”. John 14:26.
“THE HOLY GHOST, the Spirit of Truth shall testify of me” John 15:16.
· He shall Glorify me
· He will guide into all truth
· He shall show things to come
· He shall receive of mine and shall give it to you
· He shall reprove the world of sin, of righteousness, of judgment, John 16:7-14.
Repent and be baptized for remission of sin, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost for the promise is unto you and to your children and to all that a far off. Even as many as the Lord our God shall call said St. Peter. Acts 2:1-12, Acts 2:36-44, 32-33.
All ministers of God & Christians must believe God must believe Jesus Christ as the son of God and the only Saviour given to us by God and must be baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire. Matthew 3:11.
They must be baptized in Christ by immersion -Matt. 3:13-16. Jesus Christ too was baptized by immersion and with the SPIRIT OF GOD. Jesus said I will give water to the thirsty see John 7:37-38, Romans 8:9, 8:14, Acts 4:31 – 37, Acts 19: 1-7, Acts 6:1-end 5-8, Acts 10:38-48, Acts 9:1-18-2022.
The Power of God for human being to give him, stronger faith, boldness, victory, joy, power to obey God and, Jesus to work serve God and worship Him well; to have pure love, wisdom, to be like Jesus, to bear good fruits in the HOLY GHOST and to be born again till the end i.e. to overcome the world, and be connected with Christ and with God.
No other charm or power of Satan nor of flesh nor of any wisdom of men can go against the HOLY GHOST who is the Spirit of God and of Christ. Please reject and cast out all these other powers, and receive the Holy Ghost for they will always end in
failure because God created us, through Satan and sin we were lost and God sent Jesus Christ to save us. God agreed to baptize us with the power we need to guide us into all truth, which will take us to heaven, -for without faith and righteousness we can not see God.
Satan with his craftiness kept on deceiving human beings. To be free from him, you must be stronger and wiser than him and his conquerors and you can’t be without the Holy Spirit guiding and teaching you.
St. Peter who was deceived by Satan when he denied Jesus Christ, but he become bold after he received the baptism of the Holy Ghost and worked mightily in the right way for the Lord since the day of Pentecost, so also all Jesus Christ disciples. Chosen apostles except Judas Iscariot who also was deceived by the devil but did not wait to receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost, he ended in a failure.
I, who is writing this too was a very weak Christian who can fall to temptations trials easily though I hated lusts of the world, I was full of doubts, fear, without faith, hope, happiness, rest of mind etc.
Full of anxiety, hated by many without cause, worry sleeplessness and though I earned salaries but poor. Praying of God for these (through Jesus Christ) would have brought nearer to God for deliverance, but the guide was not there – the Holy Spirit.
The very day I received the baptism of the Holy Ghosts I was greatly relieved of all these.
All sorrows went away, all anxiety, hopelessness, faithlessness, doubts etc. disappeared.
I remember the year was 1949 and since then the joy that came that day is still in me till today. Glory be to God, and my life has never been the same and as I grow stronger in the spirit, I am more blessed, for the Lord said “Come unto me ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls”. Matt. 11:28-30.
After receiving the baptism you have to learn of Jesus -follow his example -be born again, forsake all sins, read the Bible daily and regularly and also take correction when necessary. You must be prayerful- Luke 18:1, Luke 6:12.
Try and ask Jesus for help in constant fervent prayers following Jesus examples – Eph. 6. He saith ye have no chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain, not (to be burnt) that whatsoever ye shall ask the father in my name, he may give it to you John 15:16. Since I was connected with Christ and God, my faithless unanswered prayers has been turned to prayers of faith in God and in Jesus and my prayers have always been answered unless if I ask, amiss.- Romans 6:1-17, Psalm 66:18, Proverb 1:20-33, Proverb 2:21-22, James 4:6-10, James 3:17-18, 1-15.
Ministers of God should have faith.
Jesus said go ye
1. “And He ordained twelve that they should be with him and that he might send them forth to preach, and to have power to heal sickness and cast out devils” Mark 3:14-15.
2. “Behold I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you” Luke 10:19, 21, 23.
3. “Go to the LOST SHEEP, and as you go preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand”. Heal the sick, cleanse the leper, raise the dead, cast out devils, freely ye have received, freely give” Matt. 10:6-8-42.
4. True ministers of God do not charge money for these works. We should learn of Jesus in all the works He calls us to do; so did his 1st Apostles. -Acts 2:4-47. Luke 10:6-9.
5. “Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the son and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world”. Matt. 28:18-20.
6. “Go ye into all the world, and preach the GOSPEL to every creature. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned.
“and these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues: they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover”. Mark 16: 15-20.
When the first Apostles of Christ obey him the Lord was working with them and even after he had left the earth, he was confirming the word with signs following.
They prayed and did all he told them following his examples, fasted when necessary and all their lives in the work they did not fail as long as they walk and work in the right way with his (Christ) authority.
He said to them after his resurrection – “Peace be unto you, as my father has sent me, even so, send I you… Receive ye the Holy Ghost.
Whosoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them and whosoever sins ye retain, they are retained -John 20:18-23… Blessed are we who have not seen and yet have believed… He (Jesus) gave same apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers.- Ephes. 4:11-end, I Corinth. 12:28.
Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things (lusts & sinful life) are passed away, behold all things are become new. II Corinth. 5:17-21.
If the ministers in the Old Testament worked so hard, we ought to work harder, and it is more comfortable for us to fear and obey God because we have full grace from God through Jesus Christ.
· John 3:16-18
· Colossians 2:12-23. We are free
· We have more freedom of worship
· We have more mercy from God
· We have opportunities, like money, vehicles, airplanes, shoes, warm clothes, better house, more wisdom etc. Praise be to our living God.
And to Jesus who laid his life down for us, shed his blood, and he is still pleading for us at the right hand side of God.
He took all the suffering we should have taken.
Part of the character of the ministers of God
If a man desires the office of a Bishop, he desires a good work.
Archishop/Minister must be blameless (for it is written, be ye perfect as your heavenly father is perfect, be ye merciful, (Matt. 5:49, Luke 6:32) the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach, not given to wine, nor stricker, not greedy of filthy lucre, but patient, not a brawler, nor covetous.
One that ruleth well his house, having his children in subjection with all gravity.
For if a man know not how to rule his house, how shall he take care of the church of God?
Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he falls into the condemnation of the devil.
He must have a good report of them which are without, lest he falls into reproach and the snare of the devil.
The deacons must be grave, not double tongue, not given to much wine, nor greedy of filthy lucre. Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved: then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
Let the deacons be the husband of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
For they that have used these offices well, purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus etc. 1 Timothy 3:1 – end.
Born again To Overcome & Reign
“who is he that overcometh the world but he that believeth that Jesus is the son of God” 1st John 5:5.
He that overcometh the same shall be clothed with white raiment… I will confess his name before my father and before this angels” I will make a pillar etc. to him will I grant to sit with me in MY THRONE” ETC. I will give power over the nations etc. Rev. 3:5, 12,21. Rev. 2:26-28.
“Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer; ye shall be tried and ye shall have tribulations, be thou faithful unto death”.
“AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN”. Rev. 2:9-10 “Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. “I ALSO WILL KEEP YOU FROM THE HOUR OF TEMPTATION, WHICH SHALL COME UPON ALL THE WORLD”. Rev. 3:9-10.
Psalm 132:12-end, II Samuel 22:1, Rev. 5:9-10, Luke 22:28-30, 1 Peter 2:9, matt. 25:31-34, Rev. 22:3-5.
The Bad Ministers Are Not of God
Matt. 7:21-27, 1 Corinth. 17:37-40, Jer.14:7-14. Jer. 8:10-12, Jer. 2:30, Micah 3:12-15, Jerem.23
Woe unto Pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture said the Lord, Jeremiah 23:26 and Acts 1:15-26 (16-18).
GOOD MINISTERS OF GOD
The first Apostles
For I think God has set forth us the Apostles last, as it were appointed to death for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels and to men. 1 Corinth. 4:9-10.
Every man’s work shall be made manifest, for the day shall declare it because it shall be revealed by fires, and the fire shall try every man’s work or what sort it is. If a man’s work shall abide which he have built thereupon, he shall receive reward, if it be burned, he shall suffer loss 1 Corinth. 3:9 and 23.
Deut. 26:17-19 thou has avouched the Lord this day to be thy God and to walk in His ways and keep His commandment ….. and the Lord had avouched thee this day to be His peculiar people…. And to make thee high above all nations…. In praise, and in name and in honour, an holy people unto the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken.
The meek shall inherit the earth and delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
The wicked plots against the just, and gnashed upon him with his teeth. The Lord shall laugh at him; for he seeth that his day is coming. Psalm 37:11-20.
That they may be one as thou Father art in me that they also may be one in us, that the world may believe that thou has sent me… John 17:21-24. As the Father has loved me so I loved you, continue ye in my love -John 15:9.
But I say unto you which hear, love your enemies, do good to them which hate you.
Bless them that curse you, and pray for them who despitefully use you”…
“Give and it shall be given unto you… Luke 6:37-38. Then Peter began to say we have left thee and followed… ye shall receive and hundred folds persecution and eternal life” Mark 10:28-30.
“Follow me and I will make you to become fishers of men”. Mark 1:17.
And an highway shall be there – the way of holiness the unclean shall not pass over it…. Isaiah 35:8-10.
Isaiah 2:17-20 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. And the idols he shall utterly abolish. And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats.
PRAY for all people – 1 Timothy 2:1-6.
HUSBAND AND WIFE
Ephes. 5:22 –end …. Therefore as the church is subject so let the wives be to their own husbands,…. Husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies etc. like wise ye wives be in subjection to your own husbands etc. Likewise husbands dwell with your wives according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife as unto the WEAKER VESSEL, as being HEIRS TOGETHER of the grace of life that your PRAYERS BE NOT HINDERED”. I Peter 3:1-end 1,7, see Malaki 2:8-16.
“Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you.. when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that ye know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power: when he shall come to be glorified in his saints and to be admired in all them that believe”. II thess. 1:6-12.
End of Satan who was against people
“And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand and he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent which is the Devil
and Satan and bound him a thousand years. And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up and set a seal upon etc. Rev. 20:1-3.
It does not take God minutes to judge the wicked and the righteous and to reward them.
So every one created by God should fear God, Honour Him and serve Him with love, He who loves us so and had given us, His only begotten son Jesus Christ, He gives to us Holy Ghost which He does not give to the angels plus all good things which we don’t ask for and those we ask from Him all free.
1 John 4:7-end
1 John 5:1-3, 10-end
We need not doubt or disbelieve God and Jesus anymore because of Trials of persecution. “If we suffer, we shall also reign with him, if we deny him, he also will deny us; if we believe not, yet he abideth faithful, he cannot deny himself” II Timothy 2:12-13. Please read from verse 1 – end (8-13), II Timothy 3:1 – end (11-13).
Proverb 29:15, 17
REWARD OF A GOOD MINISTER OF GOD
He puts on the whole armour of God and shall conquer
Matt. 25:31-40, 13-23
Matt. 7:24-25, 17-20
“Jesus Christ shall say unto him “well done, good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter into the JOY OF THE LORD” Matt. 25:23; and 34, see Matt. 24:30-31.
1 Thess. 4:14-17.
“And I saw the holy city new Jerusalem… from God…and I heard a great voice out of heaven saying the Tabernacle of God is with men and he will dwell with them and they shall be His people and, GOD HIMSELF SHALL BE WITH THEM and be their GOD AND GOD shall wipe away all tears and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, no pain… And the nations who are saved shall bring their glory and honour
into it”… and there shall be nothing that defiles nor abomination enter into it… The city is made with all precious stones.
What shall we do?
We need to correct our ways where we are still wanting, and promise we should always fulfil. The Lord our God and Heavenly father said
“I am the Lord thy God etc.
thou shall have no other gods before me
thou shall not make any graven image or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven (angels) or that is in the earth, (wood stone, gold, iron, silver, or mud etc) or that is under the earth, or that is under the water under the earth; thou shall not bow thy self before them, nor serve them for I am the Lord thy God, am a jealous God. Visiting the iniquity of fathers upon the children unto the 3rd and 4th generations.
AND shewing MERCY unto thousands of them that LOVE ME, and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:1-end
Please read Deut. 28:1-end
“Thus saith the Lord the king of Israel and his redeemer, the Lord of Host, I am the FIRST and I am the LAST and beside ME THERE IS NO GOD” etc
“IS THERE ANY GOD BESIDE ME? There is none else. I know not any who have form a god or molten image that is profitable for nothing? … all his followers shall be ashamed etc. Please read Isaiah 44:1-end, GOD said call unto me I will answer you etc. Jeremiah 33:3-end. Please read Ezekiel 18:1-end.
Mark 1:15, 17 Matt 7:12
Matt. 4:17 Rev. 1:3
Acts 2:38-42 Rev. 22:7, 12, 16 Rev. 11:15
The women ministers
Galatians 3:28 – there is neither Jew, nor Greek, there is neither bond, nor free, there is neither male nor female for ye are all one in Christ”.
He that overcome shall be my sons Rev. 21:7
He that overcometh shall sit with me in my throne
Please read Romans 16:1-2, Judges 4:1-end Chap. 5:1-7, II John 1:1-11.
“And let us also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses that they be not unfruitful”.
And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him. Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all CONFIDENCE and no man forbidding him
May the full grace from our God through Jesus Christ be given to you and remain blessed for ever. Amen.
GIVING TO THE POOR Sirach 3:30
Giving to the poor can make up for sin just as water can put off a blazing fire. Anyone who responds to others with acts of kindness is thinking of the future, because he will find help if he ever falls on hard times.
Son don’t prevent the poor from making a living or keep them waiting in their need.
Never give a Hungary person any cause for resentment or anger. Don’t add to the troubles of someone who is already desperate if he is in need don’t put off giving to him.
Don’t refuse to help a beggar who is in distress. Don’t turn your back on a poor person or give him any reason to curse you. If he becomes so bitter that he does curse you his creator will hear his prayer.
Make yourself popular in the church. Bow your head to men of authority. Listen to what the poor have to say, and answer them politely. Protect people from those who want to wrong them, and be firm in your judgments. Be like a father/mother to the orphans, and provide widows with help their husbands can no longer give them. Then you will be like a son/daughter of the most High. And He will LOVE you more than your own mother does. See Ps. 72, Exod. 22:22 “Give generously to anyone who faithfully obey God. If you are stingy in giving to the poor; God will be stingy in giving to you. Give according to what you have. The more you have, the more you should give. Even if you have only a little be sure to give something. This is as good as money saved. You will have your reward in a time of trouble. Taking care of the poor is the kind of offering that pleases God in heaven. Do this and you will be kept safe from the dark world of the dead.
Pay your workers duly and never keep back their wages overnight. Honour God in this way and He will reward you. Never do to anyone else anything that you would not want someone do to you.
Show respect to your mother/father. Take care of her/him all her life, bury her/him well when she/he dies remember risked her life to bring you in to this world, so try to make her/him happy and never do anything that would worry her every day of your life keep the Lord our God in mind. Never sin deliberately or disobey any of this commands. Always do what is right and never get involved in anything that is evil. Be honest and you will succeed in whatever you do.
Give food to the hungry and clothes to people in need. If you are prosperous give generously and do it gladly.
Take advantage of every opportunity to praise the Lord. Ask him to make you prosper in whatever you set out to do (which is the will of God). He does not give His wisdom to the people who disregard and disobey Him. He is the source of all good things, but He can also destroy you and send you to hell fire if He wishes; that is if you disobey Him.
Do not drink wine that you get drunk, and do not let drinking become your habit.
Son be on your guard against prostitute, fornication and adultery. Above all marry a woman/man having the fear of God (a true believer) Be loyal to these true members of the family of God, do not be proud to marry one of them. Such pride leads to terrible frustration and ruin, just as laziness brings on severe poverty and causes starvation. Remember that Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, our earliest ancestors, all married relatives (spiritual relatives in this modern times) and they prospered.
Read Exod. 22:22, Deut. 11: 14, Judges 8:29 end Judges 9:11 – end.
 WHO IS THE FALSE PROPHET?
Genetic engineering & fruit tree
‘Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Matt. 7:15-16). Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the true Messiah of the world (Mk. 11:9) said these words when He made distinction between those who call themselves Christ (Messiah) after Him and those who came before Him whom He labeled thieves. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers (Jn. 10:8).
A tree brings forth fruits based on its genes. This is what our Lord seems to be saying. If you change the genes, it will bring forth another type of fruit. Make a tree good and its fruits will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruits will be bad (Matt. 12:33). The modern science of genetic engineering can be used to alter the genes of a tree or an individual through the process known as gene injection. The individual so altered is then said to be transgenic. Soon doctors will be injecting good genes into the brains of mentally ill to effect permanent cure. It has been possible to identify genes associated with abnormal behaviour such as alcoholism in recent times. In the early part of the last century, doctors removed parts of the brain (psychosurgery) to control abnormal behaviour but this procedure turned the individual into vegetable and had to be abandoned. Mind-bending drugs were later discovered and are still been used today to control behaviour of the mentally ill. This restored human dignity in mental homes with the abolition of chains. Some mental illnesses occur as a result of possession by demons (Matt. 8:28). When a man becomes a Christian (i.e. accepts Christ) his abnormal genetic makeup becomes modified by the Holy Spirit; he begins to exhibit the fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22) as if he has been injected with new genes. Christ is saying it is impossible to manifest the fruits of the Spirit if you are not His own. You however are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. (Rom. 8:9). While, all false prophets are badly-behaved persons, there are two broad categories the antichrist and the non antichrist.
This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist… 1 Jn 4:2-3. Anyone who says that Jesus of Nazareth (Acts 4:10) is the true Christ, the Son of God come down to earth in flesh (Lk. 2:11), he is from God, the Almighty Creator of the Universe. Anything to the contrary is from Satan. Any church or organization that preaches that Jesus was created and not begotten is antichrist.
Overt antichrist: These are those who openly claim that Jesus was just a good person and not God. Make no mistake about it, there is Divinity in Jesus of Nazareth. The Word was God’. Jn. 1:1. The matter is not even open for debate. Anyone who is Messiah must be God and this has been recognized in the oldest of human cultures. It arose from the curse of God on the serpent (devil) that man’s seed will bruise his head (Gen. 3:15). Overt antichrists claim there are more than one Messiah and hence they falter. Some even claim they are Messiahs, Avatars, or Jesuses. He (Satan) sets himself up in God’s temple proclaiming to be God. (2 Thes. 2:4).
Convert antichrist: These are more subtle. They do not believe Christ is God but pretend to deceive the very elect. They permiate churches and pretend to be born-again Christians. Some are Satanists (worship satan), sorcerers, idolaters, men-demons (see below), powerful cult members who demand that people should stand on the Bible in order to cause them to ignorantly denounce their Christian faith. They include garment-covenant churches where individuals are requested to wear certain colour of cloth (e.g. white garment) to reflect their covenant with the devil. They prophesy, speak in tongues, perform miracles all to deceive. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect if that were possible (Matt. 24:24).
Non antichrists are those who believe within themselves that Jesus of Nazareth is the true Messiah and the Saviour of the whole world. Nevertheless, these people place demons inside others, because they have the spirit of the devil in them. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerade as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness (2 Cor. 11:14-15).
Overt non antichrists: These include churches and their leaders who in error worship entities other than the risen Christ of Nazareth. They worship ‘Mother of God’, angels, demons, saints, practice astral projections and worship money and material possessions greed which is idolatry (Col. 3:5). God is a spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth (Jn. 4:24).
Covert non antichrists: ‘Many will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform miracles? Then I will tell them plainly, I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers’ (Matt. 7:2). Covert non antichrists were previously born-again Christians who may even have performed genuine miracles in the name of the Lord in the past. They have now allowed demons to enter them by sin mainly sexual sin, touching unclean things such as things meant for idols or black magic or asking a man-demon to lay hands on them (as with white garment prophets) or seeking divination or fortune telling or asking for a child from the devil etc. ‘When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, I will return to the house I left. When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order, then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there, and the final condition of that man is worse than the first.’ Matt. 12:43-46. It is dangerous to go back to sin after repenting. The common body defiling sins are sexual sins, occult and black magic. If you have committed any of these since you became born again, be sure you are carrying demons. Don’t pray for others since you will pass the demons to them (1 Tim. 5:22). ‘It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed to them… A dog returns to its vomit’ (2 Peter 2:21-22).
The devil has counterfeit for all miracles of God (e.g. Pharaoh’s counterfeits Ex. 7:11). But God still performs His miracles just as in Bible times. ‘I am the Lord, I change not’ (Lam. 3:6). Avoid those who say miracles are no longer possible. (‘Having a form godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them’ (2 Tim. 3:5). To believe however that any miracles is from God, you must first apply the following 5 – rules. Test everything. Hold on the good. Avoid every kind of evil. (1 Thes. 5:21).
1. Does the miracles worker select those who would have the miracles? Only God selects; the devil gives all who fulfil his pre-requisites.
2. Are the miracles to glorify God or the worker? Do they make him richer than normal?
3. Are the miracles physically or spiritually destructive of the individual? Does the individual become a better Christian or healthier? Satan has no free gift. Hence any miracle from him is bound to make the person physically and/or spiritually bankrupt sooner or later. Some become mentally disturbed, hallucinate, get poorer or more sick unless they go back for more and more miracles. Some become sex maniacs, compulsive masturbators or homosexuals or kleptomaniacs. Beware! Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God (1 Jn. 4:1).
4. Does the miracle worker exhibit works of flesh such as immorality drunkenness, dishonesty etc or the fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22).
5. Is the miracles worker Christ-like in his devotion to prayers and fasting (Mk. 1:12,35). This may be difficult to confirm.
Some churches worship angels erroneously (col. 2:18). “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? (Heb. 1:14). Angels are God’s agents to assist and protect human beings. ‘For He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways’ (Ps. 91:11) Angels also execute the judgment of God (Matt. 13:24-50), and deliver God’s messages to man, (Lk. 1:26). They equally serve as spiritual warriors in heaven (Rev. 12:7-12). Some worship demons who have usurped the names of biblical angels such as Michael (Dan. 10:13), Gabriel (Lk. 1:26), Uriel and Raphael. Any one who calls on these names is serving the devil and not God. Stay away from him.
Satan is the head of demons. The spirit clearly says that in latter times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons (1 Tim 4:1). Demons are able to possess persons, animals, trees and inanimate objects. Demons are used for all counterfeit miracles of the devil. Do not accept any one to lay hands on you for they may be transferring demons. Also, if anyone is praying for you, be attentive and bind demons so they don’t enter you. ‘Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure’ (1 Tim 5:22). Satan likes to imitate God and pretend he is the Most High God. ‘I will ascend above the top of the clouds. I will make myself like the Most High’ (Is. 14:14). This is why he has set up dubious kingdoms in all the physical realms of the earth such air, sea and underneath the earth. He controls such spirits (demons) as water – spirits whose chief demon the Bible calls Leviathan (Is. 27:1) and sons of Satan (or men-demons). They habit the flesh of man before birth and the Psalmist described them as follows: ‘Even from birth the wicked go astray… their venom is like the venom of a snake… Break their teeth in their mouths, O God… like a still-born child, may they not see the sun’ (Ps. 58:3-8). There are many today who parade themselves as human beings but are half demons. (i.e. sons of Satan). Some become Head of State (e.g. Hilter), criminals and false prophets. The Pharisees of Jesus time were these. ‘You belong to your father the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire’ (Jn. 8:44). To illustrate these sons of Satan invaded the earth and were wiped out at the time of Noah (Gen. 6:4), Christ told a parable of Weeds. Sons of Satan (including female demons) were weeds planted without the knowledge of the Creator (Matt. 13:24). But they would be left alone till the day of judgment when every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots (Matt. 15:13). This explains why God allows such men-demons to roam about the earth. Many are found in Christian fellowships but you can easily recognize them by their fruits. ‘The good man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks’ (Lk. 6:45). Another demonic spirit that disturbs the church is familial spirit of witchcraft (Is. 8:19; rev. 21:8).
‘He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory’ (1 Tim. 3:16). This aptly summarises the history on earth of Jesus of Nazareth who is called Christ (Matt. 27:22). He is to be compared with none other. Since there is only one God, there can be only one Christ. ‘Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live (1 Cor. 8:6).’ He died on the cross to save all mankind (Col. 2:14-15).
‘To them (you) God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you the hope of glory ‘(Col.1:27). You are a royal priesthood if you believe. You can approach the throne of mercy on your own (without a priest) and claim you miracles. Only keep yourself pure (1 Pet. 2:9); 1 Tim. 5:22).
 This write up is part of the theme of contextualization for the protection of the ordinary Christian from weapons the devil can use against him, which includes black or white magic or indeed physical means. Not only is a Christian supposed to plan to go to heaven, he is equally supposed to help himself plan for his defence on the earth so that he can be victorious in life. This was the plan of God from the beginning.
 Again Joanah betrays her ordo salutis. She equates having the Baptism of Holy Spirit with having Jesus Christ in ones life. And so what is wrong with that view? That was how she got converted. The problem with such ordo salutis however is not that it is spurious as some claim, but that it may not be deep rooted. You may emerge from your baptism of Holy Spirit with several gifts, but no fruits at all because you have not repented. This technique described here is therefore better on those who have already repented of their sins, experienced a rebirth and are living a life of a true converted Christian. It is noteworthy however that Joanah described the Holy Spirit in only one or two tracts, but talks far more about sin and repentance in many others, suggesting thematic priorities differ.
 SEXUAL HYGIENE:
WORKSHOPS FOR MARRIED COUPLES
There are 3 Secrets for Successful Sanctuary (a holy home) Spirit filling Selflessness and Sexual hygiene.
Are you born again? Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit’ (Jn. 3:6). To be born again, your spirit must be born by the Holy Spirit. Have you committed sexual sins since you became born again? If yes, then you need the Holy Spirit to fill you and remove the curses you have brought on your family. ‘Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and the sexual immoral’ (Heb. 13:4). Aside from confusion in the family, sexual sins cause sickness and death (1 Cor. 11:30; 1 Jn. 5:16). Curses are 3 -Pre-marital curse follows fornication- marital curse follows adultery. Post marital curse follows divorce (Mk. 10:1). Does a woman who got married as a virgin complain about her husband’s leadership? (Gen. 3:16). The man is President not Commander (Eph. 5:23; 1 Cor. 11:3; Col. 3:18; Titus 2:4-5; 1 Pet. 3:1, 5; 1 Tim 2:11) and the woman Executive Vice President (Prov. 31:11-31) of the home.
MAN: Men are the greatest culprit of selfishness in marriage since there is a natural curse on the woman ‘Your desire will be for your husband and he will rule over you’ (Gen. 3:16). If a man learns to give to his wife, he will almost always receive from her ‘it is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35). This is … bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh (Gen. 2:23). Treat your wife with respect as a weaker partner (1 Pet. 3:7). Husband ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself (Eph. 5:28). Treat her badly, you suffer because she is your own flesh and bone. When last did you buy your wife a gift? If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than a unbeliever. (1 Tim. 5:8).
Woman: IN that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, we will eat our own food and provide our own clothes; only let us be called by your name, take away our disgrace! (Is. 4:1). A wife who only gives sex for reward (e.g. gifts) shows selfishness which has been cultivated from premarital prostitution ‘No money no sex’ when last did you cook your husband’s favourite dish? For husband or for wife this is a dictum if you don’t give, you don’t get.
A. Sexual Anatomy:
What is sex or sexuality?
List all male and female sexual organs of arousal
List all male and female homosexual organs of arousal
How does egg and sperm develop? What is menstrual cycle?
Sexual perversion: What is sexual perversion? Read Rom. 1:1-27.
Describe bestiality, homosexuality, transexuality sadism, masochism, fetishism incest,
B. Promotion of Healthy Sexual Interaction:
Why do we make love? Pleasure, procreation, love, lust, addiction, curiosity, ego, reward and ritual. Any premarital sexual activity is immoral and it excites severe marital curses. But sexual activity between husband and wife is honourable and receives God’s blessings (Heb. 13:4). A lot of couples miss out on this very important area of their happiness. These are the causes of sexual disinterest in a Christian marriage.
1. Faulty technique
2. Fear of pregnancy (can be taken care of by family planning)
3. Sexual lust on part of a spouse leading to unilateral sexual satisfaction.
Bill Gothard says ‘Lust cannot wait to get; love cannot wait to give’. If all a spouse’s interest is just his/her satisfaction, the other turns himself/herself off (1 Cor. 7:4-5).
It is extremely essential that husband and wife remain physically attracted to each other. ‘May you rejoice in the wife of your youth… may her breast satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love’ (Prov. 5:18-19). Why should her breast satisfy you? Are you her baby? It also adds ‘Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress?’ (v 20). One major reason for loss of interest in love making amongst couples is marital infidelity. If this is not the case, you will be surprised also that lustful thoughts tend to turn off romantic love making. Immoral thoughts about other people on the part of husband and wife is a major cause of low key sexual activity amongst Christian couples (Matt. 5:8; Prov. 23:7; 2 Cor. 10:5). Read Songs of Solomon 2,4,6 and see what the Bible teaches about love amongst couples. You can never love your spouse too much. God wants you to be one. ‘What God has joined together let no man separate’ (Matt. 19:6). The act of love making depicts this union and when you introduce a third party then ‘he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body’ (1 Cor. 6:16). Hear Songs ‘Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings (Songs 1:10). Make sure you dress to please your spouse. Also, I am weak from passion. His left hand is under my head, and his right hand caresses me (Songs 2:6).
C. Prevention of STDs & AIDS:
No risk behaviours: Abstinence, mutual fidelity, affection without sex, dry kissing, non-penetration, masturbation (not encouraged), eating together, dry toilet seat, living together. Medium risk: Wet kissing, necking, petting, condom, vaginal microbicides, post-coital douching, oral intercourse. High risk: Prostitution, boy-girl friend, premarital sex, homosexual (anal) intercourse, bestiality, sado-masochism, criminal abortion, STDs (e.g. candidiasis, trichomoniasis, syphilis, gonorrhoea, genital warts, chancroid, granuloma inquinale, lymphogranuloma venereum, genital herpes, non-gonorrheal urethritis, molluscum contagiosum, pelvic inflammatory disease, amebiasis), alcoholism (depresses immunity), blood contact with 3 big secretions, i.e. vaginal secretion, semen and blood as in unsterile instruments to pierce skin e.g. barbing, ear piercing, circumcision, tattooing, scarification, blood transfusion. Also breast feeding.
D. Clinical features suggestive of AIDS:
1. Chronic continuous diarrhoea for 30 days which leads to slim disease.
2. Chronic continuous headache for 30 days
3. Chronic cough productive of sputum for 30 days continuously
4. Oral manifestations – hairy leukoplakia, herpetic stomatitis, angular cheilities, oral candidiasis, necrotizing gingivitis.
5. Lymph gland swelling as multiple or generalized lymphadenopathy
1. Skin manifestations: Kaposi’s sarcoma-tumour of inner lining of blood vessels affecting skin), skin herpes, shingles or herpes zoster which is extensive, skin sepsis (boil), molluscum contagiosum, seborrheic dermatitis, chancroid genital ulcer, syphilitic chancre.
E. AIDS counseling:
ABCD of sexual hygiene, A – abstinence, B – be faithful, C – condoms (can fail), D – discrete love – affection without sex.
F. Avoidance & Management of Teenage (under-age) pregnancy: Any girl below the age of 16 should not get pregnant whether married or not. If she does she should be delivered by a doctor.
G. Family Planning
Artificial methods of Family Planning: These methods are injurious to the body most especially of females. They also serve in some cases to glorify the devil. For example, intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUCD) works by causing abortion. This is murder and therefore should be avoided by a Christian (Ex. 21:22-25). High dose pills on the other hand carry risk of thrombo-embolism in addition to causing water retention in some women, especially those suffering from premenstrual syndrome. They may cause mild depression in some. Low dose pills on the other hand work by causing abortion. Condoms, whether male or female carry very high rates of failure; also spermicides. Norplant is presently the longest acting contraceptive, with effect continuing past 4 years. It is however undesirable in women sensitive to steroids and especially those with premenstrual syndrome. It also carries risks associated with pills. Depot injection works for 3 months but carries the risk of congenital abnormalities on babies after use and also subfertility. It is therefore not recommended for women who still want children. Post-coital pills are popular amongst Nigerian females but is hardly practicable with married couples unless frequency of intercourse is extremely low. Tubal surgery is recommended for women who have already had all their babies. If they are afraid of operation, a harmless seed called castor bean is presently being tried out amongst older women. One seed works for a period of a year. There is nothing sinful about family planning.
Natural Methods: (1) Onanism; this is the procedure first practiced by Onan in the Bible (Gen. 38:9). It is also called coitus interruptus. It has a high failure rate. (2) Temperature method which is quite cumbersome for some (3) Sympto-thermal method – also quite cumbersome (4) Rhythm method (5) Cervical mucus is fully recommended for the wife of noble character (Prov. 31:31). ‘Many women do noble things, but you surprise them all’ (Prov. 31:29). It has many advantages, one of which is the intimacy it brings to the life of couples-by reading together the cervical mucus signs daily, they learn to wait for the right opportunities to make real love. When the wife is not safe, they learn very important acts of touching, caressing and loving without penetration sex (Songs 2). A couple unable to express genuine sexual love without resorting to penetration is missing out on many things. There are four signs used for cervical mucus marked on the cervical mucogram as 1-4; 1 – refers to menses, 2 – dry, i.e. no mucus is produced, 3 is pap (i.e. mucus appear yellowish or brownish white without stretching (like okra or uncooked egg white). 4. uncooked egg white which stretches and is not cloudy. You are fertile only on egg white days. For family planning, avoid intercourse on pap, egg and 3 days after egg. Late pap (after egg white) is safe 3 days after egg before the next menses. The last day of egg white is the day of ovulation; it is also called the peak.
Sex preselection: You can use your cervical mucus sign to determine the sex of your baby. If you want a male child start by having intercourse 2 days after egg. If you do not get pregnant try 1 day after egg. Again if no pregnancy, have intercourse on peak day. For a female child have intercourse on egg white days. Use your cervical mucogram.
H. Infertility: Your cervical mucogram will detect any menstrual abnormalities caused by hormonal imbalance that may be the underlying cause. There are 2 female hormones – estrogen and progesterone. Peak can only be reached if estrogen level reaches its peak for egg to be released. So absence of egg white mucus shows low estrogen. Progesterone deficiency is indicated usually by persistent dryness. Several conditions are associated with progesterone deficiency as follows – prementstrual syndrome, congestive dysmenorrhea, threatened abortion, preeclampsia-eclampsia, maternity blues, postpueperal depression or frank psychosis and menopausal syndrome. If you have premenstrual syndrome, then it is likely you will have other conditions due to your body’s low progesterone production. Of course treatment is only by pure progresterone replacement therapy.
Another major cause of infertility in women is blocked fallopian tubes. If this is the case, the tubes, have to be freed from blockage or a bypass may be performed through a variety of very modern techniques – tubal reconstruction, in vitro fertilization (test tube baby), or surrogate motherhood. If the cause of infertility is unknown but the tube is intact, it is best to do what is called intrafallopian transfer in which egg, sperm or fertilized egg is/are transferred directly into the tube.
Male infertility can be treated by such drugs as prolactin if hormonal and antibiotics if caused by infection. If not successful, it can be treated by direct injection of sperm into egg known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) to cause fertilization. If all fails, try praying. Every woman should have at least one child. Our God guarantees this if you keep yourselves pure. Read 1 Tim 2:15.
It is imperative that every couple undergoes a test using a menstrual chart to rule out PMS in the woman. This condition is responsible for a lot of marriage breakups. The woman undergoes tension, depression and irritability days before her period. Once the period arrives they disappear.
NORMAL CERVICAL MUCOGRAM FOR 2 CYCLES
Chart 1 for menses, 2 for dry, 3 for papa 4 for eggwhite 5 for last day of egwhite
Mark X for symptoms and M for menses
 I have taken the liberty of coining a word for the theological study of prayer since it should be large enough to attract its own studies from philosophical, scientific and theological fields. Proseuchology is derived from the Greek word proseuche- prayer
 Here Joanah actually means ‘needs’ and ‘wants’. Like we said in Chapter on CAC Theology, ‘wants’ are actually theologically different from ‘needs’. Basic needs, defined even by psychologists (e.g. Maslow), include food, shelter, etc.
 This tract is about theology of prayer as Joanah understood. It is simply saying you should always ask for what you want and God will always give you. The theology seems to be supported a follows-
Pray: Pray with your mouth through Christ Jesus. You don’t need anyone else to pray for you. ‘My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.’ (Phil. 4:19). Not your wants. For your wants you have to pray. Enter your room and pray secretly not openly in hypocrisy (Matt.6:6). Ask and it will be given to you (Matt. 7:7). If you don’t ask you don’t get! Prayer has a self-purifying effect: It purifies itself from impurities. If you ask for snake ignorantly, you won’t get it (Matt. 7:9). You will get something better. This is different with the devil.
Always remember, only the devil is in a hurry; with God there is no hurry but He is always on time. Learn to wait on the Lord to renew your strength (fast) even is it takes years (Is. 40:31). You are better off on the long run. A child may cry for raw potato, when hungry, but it must take time to cook it and make it ready for eating. The devil will serve the potato raw. (You) should always pray and not give up (Lk. 18:1).
Hear all the promises God has given His children (Lk. 10:19; Jn. 14:12, Mk. 16:17). You can only claim them and the above if you have given your life to Christ. Do it now! Do it yourself; you don’t need a prophet!
 Poems described here show the beauty of words, the glory of God and inner thoughts of man. Hence most of the psalms are poetic. A Hebrew scholar Dr Zamani Kafang has this to say about Hebrew poetry in relation to the Psalms ‘To appreciate and understand the Psalms and their interpretation, one has to first of all appreciate the principles and structure of Hebrew poetry. Also, we cannot use the frame of Western or modern poetry for understanding Hebrew poetry. For example, in Western or modern poetry we talk of rhyme such as those in the “The Ancient Mariner.” But in Hebrew poetry rather we talk of rhythm. This is because Hebrew poetry depends on rhythmical balance for its clauses.
Purpose of the Psalm’s Poetry
There is no conclusion that can satisfy someone interested in the purpose of poetry in the Psalms. However, we can suggest that the purpose of poetry is to create a specific emotional response through word choice that is not used in every day speech in order to provoke thinking and convey a message not possible in normal speech. In such a case, the words are arranged in a way that they create feelings and emotion either through their sound or rhythm. Yet meaning is maintained. Another purpose of poetry is to cause the listener to think. That is, to say it in such a way that only the wise mind can discern what it means. Also, poetry allows the speaker to manipulate language in a way he could not do in ordinary and ever day speech. Finally, use of poetry allows the poet to say a lot in a few words’ pp 58-59.
Joanah’s poem functions to make the reader think of himself the need to appropriate Christ in his /her life and live a life of victory.
 Now Jonah comes forth with her theology clearly here. She believes all workers or ministers of God must be baptized in the Holy Spirit.
 Joanah now extends it to include all Christians here. But the thrust is clear. You cannot be a sterile worker who has not received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
 Joanah is no paedobaptist.
 Again we have a case of contextualization here by Joanah. No power can harm us is a theme useful in African theology, for magical and sorcery practices abound in African missionary practice. Anyone who denies this, should not come to Africa to evangelize. This is where the Aladuras have scored their greatest points in evangelism and other foreign missions have failed. Most Africans will still consult the dibia, medicine man, Ifa priest or juju priests when confronted with problems associated with these practices. It is not enough to waive them aside and say there is nothing true about them. Antisupernaturalism is a metanarrative philosophical enterprise that has lost its direct meaning in a growing pluralistic world.
 This is of the earliest tracts written by Joanah. You can see clearly its soteriological theme; a theme that will pervade most of her writings, most especially on revivals etc. To her soul winning means conversion and salvation and rightly too!
 An important theme of soteriological conversion in the African, especially amongst the under trodden would always be ‘prosperity’. How else would we wish to know what God can do for the poor and one who condemns it is blind to scriptural teachings. Emphasis is clearly on salvation, but there is nothing wrong in praying for prosperity in a person who may find it difficult to even obtain a single meal a day. It is a challenge which African theology must always face. It is the theology of poverty and not riches.
 Another important theme in African theology. The main reason why the foreign missions have failed most miserably is their inability to address this problem. In Yoruba land, the alternative is to go to the medicine man to obtain protection from your enemies, who may in fact be your close relatives. In the CAC the teaching is that God in heaven will take care of you and provide you shelter. The blood of Jesus will cover and help you.
 A profound poem derived from the psalm ‘The Lord is my shepherd..’
 THESE BONES SHALL RISE AGAIN
When a person dies, the reverse of what happened at his creation occurs. Thus his breath goes first and the silver cord connecting his spirit to his body is then irreversibly cut (Eccl. 12:6). His body lies lifeless on earth while his spirit goes. His body is now ready to return to dust (Gen. 3:19). When buried, his skin goes first, followed by flesh and finally bone in the reverse order of creation. God said to Ezekiel the prophet that dry bones which have been buried and are devoid of skin and flesh can be made to rise again. In the order which God followed to revive the bones it was again the reverse of embryonic development. First life is breathed into the bones so as to make them living cells. The bones then form on themselves flesh, followed by muscle attachments to the bones through tendons ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says to these ones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin… Then you will know that I am the Lord (Ez. 37:5-6). It is possible for people who are dead to Christ to be made to obtain life for again the Bible says The first man Adam became a living being, the last Adam (Christ), a life-giving spirit,… The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven. As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the man from heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven (1 Cor. 15:45-49). Unless Christ breathes into you so that you have life, you cannot be in the likeness of the man from heaven. Give your life to Jesus Christ of Nazareth today for He is the Son of God who alone brings life. It is through the Word of God that life came. He (God) spoke the word and the word became flesh and dwelt amongst us being the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being (Heb. 1:3). Hear Him ‘I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the bright Morning star. The spirit and the bride say “Come!” and let him who hears, say, “Come!” whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life (Rev. 22:16-17), which is Christ Himself (Jn. 17:38).
 A profound story indeed. It summarizes Joanah’s soteriology very handsomely and brings you the folly of man in not accepting the finished work of salvation by Jesus Christ. But as you can see, the theme is basically African. It takes care of poverty, diseases etc. It is not just sterile gospel. This was Joanah’ very first written tract. It was written in1963 while she was in University of Ife, Ibadan branch. It described how she sees salvation and how she has a burden for souls no to perish and her theology which she used for the rest of her life.
 Total depravity of man as a result of sin of Adam thereby inheriting the adamic nature of man.
 A personal testimony of conversion by Joanah. She has all the features of the Pascal’s mystery after she had the experience of the Holy Ghost baptism. It was after then she confessed her sins and repented of them and became fully born again. It is clear from her account that a person can receive the gift of the baptism of the Holy Spirit and yet remain in sin. It is not common practice, but it sometimes happens. This method has been her style of presenting salvation. Although if she has little time or little space to write, she emphasizes repentance first. This makes theological sense.
 Joanah prefers to quote relevant Bible passages to make her point, and to cite copiously, a method similar to some tract institution just as the Scripture Gift Mission, in the UK. This is exemplified in all her writings. It is as if to say, hear the word of God yourself and not my own commentary. She feels this will persuade more than mere words. Aside from his before embarking on such massive writing spree, she had learnt the Bible inside out on herself and quotes with ease. Despite modern rules of homiletics, she does not use concordance or indeed homiletic notes, but when she is preaching she quotes so much passages that most are impressed at her display of the knowledge of the Bible. I doubt whether she ever knew there existed anything called concordance. Despite no or very little theological education, she has captured the essence of theology very strongly.
 Again prayer of conversion with profound themes following an ordered ordo salutis. First you repent, then you accept Christ into your life and then ask for Holy Spirit baptism. During all of that, you request for assistance to help you conquer devil and the hench men he is using to destroy your life through black magic, witchcraft etc. A contextualization theme in African theology.
 Nine fruits of the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:22)
 This booklet talks primarily of Christian life, but makes a survey of what a Christian should be doing while living on earth. It ends however by appealing to conversion so that the convert would realise that he cannot live a proper Christian life unless he repents.