Monthly Archives: March 2013
Christ died for the world and lives forever
He conquered sin and death which was the capital punishment for sin.
So what now…
Now Christ lives forever, He has given you the word of reconciliation… All of these new things are from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and who gave us the ministry of reconciliation. In other words, God was reconciling the world to himself through Christ, by not counting people’s sins against them. He has trusted us with this message of reconciliation. 2 Cor.5:18-19 (CEB)
The point is this: Jesus has played His role of reconciling you to the Father, and now as the Father sent Him, the same way He (Jesus) has sent you (John 20:21) and given you the word of reconciliation. Therefore play your own role, you are a proof that Jesus is alive, He saved you and gave you eternal life, peace the Holy Spirit and His word which is infallible.
What else do you want?
To excel and make it in life, you have that ultimate manual(The Bible) as guide.
Spread the gospel by every means. You are now responsible for that.
Jesus is alive forever
What a great privilege God has given the world.
You see, in the old covenant, the children of Israel asked God to give them laws and they were so sure they would obey them, but it was all to no avail.
The laws given gave power to sin. (Rom. 7:7-8) Wow, what an irony.
God proved to man that no one can attain righteousness by works. Even if you had laws, you will find it difficult to obey them(Rom. 7:15-25). So of what use were the laws anyways…
Now Jesus has gotten us the victory, through His death which was born out of love for the world (Rom. 5:8)… So much love for you and I. For God so loved you and I, He gave His only begotten son (Jesus) to be the down payment for our wrongs, and now for anybody who dares to believe in Him, such one will be made righteous instantly, have power over satan, poverty, sickness, sin and depth. And above all, will have eternal life.
That’s why today, we celebrate the finished work of Christ.
In Christ we have hope, victory over sin and death.
I celebrate you today my beloved friend for the victories you now have in Christ.
Sometimes, it is necessary for us to just sit down to think of where we are presently, and go down memory lane where we first started, remembering and recognizing those dark moments.
How God brought you through your transitioning from valley to the zenith of the mountain.
And now your present state; filled and specially crafted by all your experiences, making you the Godly, disciplined and whole person that you are now.
Therefore with retrospection you come to the conclusion ‘I am what I am by the grace of God’.
Looking forward to the glorious victories ahead of you, not that you are better or more spiritual but it is the grace of God that has seen you through this far.
What you see most times is not what you get
What you decide to get is what you get, you may see challenges, you may see impossibility, you may see uncertainties, but you can decide to see opportunities, take your mind away from I cannot do it! to, I CAN, and I WILL, that’s what would take you forward. Every NO is an avenue for a YES because you cannot open a door that is already open. Your decision counts a great deal, what have you decided yet?
There is a difference, but it seems not to be evident… why?
We all dress alike, act alike, talk alike, are you a Christian?… yes, look at yourself and answer the question, mare you truly a Christian. O.K let me put it this way, are you a son of God?
A son of God would not say curse words, a son of God won’t sing songs that glorify the deeds of the world (drunkenness, fornication, etc), a son of God won’t dress (oh my God)
Don’t get this wrong, dress well, dress impressively, but dress responsibly.
What am I saying? This is a question you have to answer- look at yourself, look at the unbeliever beside you.
There has to be a clear distinction between the Christian and unbelievers.
“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2
A wealthy man is not he that has enough for himself, but he that has enough for he and others too. If you desire increase, then you MUST be ready to increase your sphere of influence. You must be ready to break free from the setback of old records and capacities and move unto higher levels. Start from today, intentionally reach out to one or 2 more persons than you would normally do. Go the extra mile for someone else. Give and sacrifice your own pleasure to ensure someone else is okay. Share another person’s pain and confusion, render help support and counsel to more people than you would naturally do. A man once said “It is madness to do the same thing the same way and expect a different result.”
The bottom line is this: “INCREASE” (more) is a product of more, but not more receiving instead more giving/ bearing of another’s burden.
Action Point: Give more, Listen more, Do more, Be more, Bear more and you’ll INCREASE more.
God bless you.
It’s not and never the end as long as you are alive.
Wake up from that challenge, from that set back. Someone once said that every setback is a setup for a comeback, another thing I know is that every challenge is a set up for a change.
You may have lost money in your business or not gotten rewarded according to your investment, but losing in business doesn’t mean losing business.
That you did not get the right result doesn’t mean you are a failure- it only means you did not do something right. The question is now what then do you do!
Sit down and think, not sit down and complain, know what you did wrong and know how to do right, know how to handle this challenge so as not to end up in it again, make this set back a stepping stone for a strike back… to wake up is not to give up, to wake up is to rise up. Know this- your best days can never be behind you
You don’t die when you stop living…… you die when you stop making impact (no matter how small)
You are a Christian as much as you are a citizen. Jesus said “you are in the world though not of it”. As much as you have a place in heaven, it shouldn’t displace your position on earth. The question is, what do you do in that place?
Wherever you are, what you do makes up for who you are, with your family, at work, at home , with friends….
What impact do you make in your world, your world doesn’t have to be the whole world literally, it is wherever your sphere of influence and capacity can cover. Never look at yourself as too small to make a difference. Jesus made a difference to and in the world. Don’t just be a source for concern, be a source of a smile on that woman’s face, on that little child’s. You don’t have to have so much to do so much; all you need to have is a heart to give. Many Christians are living for themselves. How different are you if you don’t act differently, let your boss at work see you as different, let your teachers at school see you as different, let your society see you as different. Imagine a world without you and imagine a world with you, if there is no difference, you are not living.
The point of being a Christian is to be on earth but of heaven. The point of being of heaven is to go to heaven on the last day
Now- the bible clearly states that the deeds of the world would hinder us from going to heaven, being a Christian and acting contrary, what then is the point. The greatest point is this- this world would fade away, but you won’t fade away with it, you’ll just go to the right place
The right place is heaven. The only way to that place is Jesus. The only guide to that place is the Holy Spirit
The only form of action is to act differently… Accept Christ today and you can be sure of a good end. Do you now get the point.
Many believers want more of God’s blessings and open doors; yet they have several open doors before them which they have not entered into. Many people want fresh provision, yet they squander every blessing that comes their way. In Genesis 1:28, we see that God has commanded us to be fruitful, multiply, replenish and subdue, but waste is not part of the command. Waste may be in the form of time, money, material resources, food, job opportunities, natural and divine endowments etc. Check your activities carefully and draw up an analysis of how well you have utilized that which God has given you. Can you account for every N1 in the last N10,000 or more you got? Can you boldly say you have totally implemented all the business ideas God has given you? If your answer is NO, then you’ve got some work to do.
From your analysis, draw up a plan to show what you need to do.
Receive grace to diligently maximize every blessing God has given you and begin to work.