THE CHURCH IS'NT FOR SAINTS ONLY .
Mark 1:23, "And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out;...."
MK. 1:21-28; LK. 4:33-37
Many people don't associate demon possessed people with places of worship. Yet most of the demons that Jesus cast out were
encountered in the church. Why would demon possessed people be in church?
In some cases, the people were there because they were seeking help. The church, like a hospital, offers people the cure and therefore,
attracts those who are sick.
In other cases, the devil sows these types of people in the church to spread spiritual disease. A church that is teaching the true Word of
God should either try to evangelize these individuals or make them so convicted that they move on. Sad to say, demon possessed people
can thrive in most religious settings today. It is unwise not to follow due diligence when dealing with Church folks in your dealings. It will
save you from major heart breaks.
We always need to show love for the sinner as Jesus did, but we should give no room for the devil . If a person wants to keep an evil
spirit on the inside of them, they should not feel at home in church.
Let the Spirit of God live through you as He did through Jesus christ and exercize dominion over satan and his cohorts in Jesus name.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
THE CHURCH IS'NT FOR SAINTS ONLY .
Monday, February 17, 2014
GOD USES THE LEAST LIKELY TO DO THE EXTRAORDINARY
Mark 1:16, "Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea:
Non of Jesus's disciple was religious , they were twelve ordinary circular men chosen from the real world to experience a real God who
was on a mission to help men with real problems. Jesus did not chose religious folks because they had no faith in God. The religious
always put faith in themselves and their system. They think God will use them because of their great holiness or special skills.
Paul said, "But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world
to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things
which are not, to bring to nought things that are" (1 Cor. 1:27-28).
People who recognize their own shortcomings are of necessity more dependent on God. That is the way God wants it. The Lord is
constantly searching for someone who recognizes they are nothing so He can do something through them (2 Ch. 16:9).
As we loose sight of our responsibilities and concentrate on and celebrate God's abilities , His power will be released through us to do the
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
UNDERSTANDING GOD'S WILL FOR AN EXCELLENT RELATIONSHIP .?
"For whoever does the things God wills is My brother and sister and mother!" MARK 3.35 AMP
The Greek word " thelema " which means "a determination (properly, the thing), i.e. (actively) choice (specially, purpose, decree; abstractly, volition) or (passively) inclination:-- desire, pleasure.
God's ways are not our ways. As He reminds us in Isaiah 55:8-9 ;
For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For
as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My
thoughts than your thoughts.
This is simply saying that God's ways of doing things are often completely opposite to
what we would do, and thus, can be very confusing to our own rational and logical mind.
In 1 Peter 4:2 , it tells us that we are to "live the rest of [the] time... [no longer for] the lusts
of men, but to the will of God." The question is: How can we live according to God's will unless we know what it is?
The Bible, reveals four different aspects to God's Will: which could be safely categorised as :
1) His Sovereign Will - God's ultimate redemptive goals and purposes that are often hidden from mankind.
2) His Revealed Will - God's will already disclosed through His Word, the Bible.
3) His Will For Humanity- Salvation: union with Christ and thus, freedom from sin.
4) His Will For Believers - Sanctification: purification of the body, soul and spirit.
Understanding what the will of God for us eliminates what setbacks we may encounter during our times of trials and temptations.
God Sovereign Will
(His ultimate redemptive goals and purposes)
Ephesians 1:9-10 says;
Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in
Himself; That in the dispensation of the fulness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which
are in heaven, and which are on earth: even in Him.
This Scripture tells us that God's sovereign will is not only "a mystery," but also the redemption of all things. In other
words, mankind does not understand how God is guiding the universe and the human race toward His ultimate goals.
Thus, much of God's sovereign will is still a mystery and hidden from us.
A case in study is Samsons passion for women of less virtue as revealed in scriptures . We see God's military strategy to legally bring down the Philistines through what the ignorant may have termed samsons excesses. Judges 14:3-4 MSG
"His parents said to him, “Isn’t there a woman among the girls in the neighborhood of our people? Do you have to go get a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?” But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me. She’s the one I want—she’s the right one.” (His father and mother had no idea that God was behind this, that he was arranging an opportunity against the Philistines. At the time the Philistines lorded it over Israel.)"
Could some marriages be like that of Samson, though not popular to many but strategic in bringing the manifestation and fulfillment of God's purpose for a particular people.?
Friday, February 7, 2014
1 Corinthians 13:3-7 MSG
If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
1.Love never gives up.
2.Love cares more for others than for self.
3.Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
4.Love doesn’t strut,
5.Doesn’t have a swelled head,
6. Doesn’t force itself on others,
7.Isn’t always “me first,”
8.Doesn’t fly off the handle,
9.Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
10.Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
11.Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
12.Puts up with anything,
13.Trusts God always,
14. Always looks for the best,
15.Never looks back,
16.But keeps going to the end.