Friday, November 25, 2016

Become A True Christian

A true Christian is a person who has truly abandoned the old life of sin to follow the Lord Jesus. No one can ever enter the kingdom of God unless (s)he decides to abandon his/her old life for the Lord Jesus. Knowing the bible verses, singing the gospel songs with a nice voice or being a member of a church, does not mean you are a true Christian. The bible says, "…If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me" (Matthew 16:24). Without us being the cross-bearers we are not true Christians. We, however often hear people proclaiming to be Christians because of the titles they possess in their churches; that will not secure their salvation unless they have denied themselves, and taken up their crosses to follow Jesus. This is not just a mere act of being a member of a Church; it is a matter of a denying and surrendering one’s life to God. Throw yourself upon the Lord Jesus right now so that you can secure your place in heaven. When you have thrown yourself in God's hands, one thing for sure, you will have become a true Christian and when you die, the doors of heaven will be opened for you. I know you do not want to miss this! If you are not sure about your position in God, then it is then better you examine yourself. When you have examined yourself, decide what life you want to live from now on. Reject your sinful desires and seek the Holy Spirit and start to live a holy life.
"But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus (…) For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God" (Ephesians 2:4-6 & 8). May God bless you and have mercy in yourself...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

WHAT CHARACTERISES A CHILD OF GOD

A child of God is characterises by the fruits s/he bears to the community. We cannot automatically assume that a person is a child of God simply because s/he attends a christian church. The characteristics of children of God must be evidenced as is the following: Faithfulness, mercy, justice,righteousness and wisdom, these are the part of the character of God and are elements of His love. If a christian lacks the above elements or characteristics s/he is not from God, but s/he is of this world. John gave a clear disciption about who is a child of God or who can become a child of God in the following verse; "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God" (John 1:12-13). The Holy Spirit gives a limitation about who are children of God. In others words, we cannot consider a new born baby as a child of God, although at that time he is pure and innocent. A child of God is a person who have given his/her life to Jesus. Hence, in the continuation to this matter, I would like to discuss those characteristics of a child of God: Faithfulness - We know faithfulness as one of the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit. This fruit is of paramount importance for a person to live accordingly with the celestial commandments. You cannot please God if you lack faithfulness. Remember how God honoured Hezekiah through his faithfulness (read 2 Kings 20:3-6); Meshach, Shadrach and Abed-Negi were saved from the fire exclusively because of their faithfulness (read Daniel 3:23-25); and Antipas was saved from hell through his faithfulness, although he brutally died, Lord Jesus recalls him as His faithful Martyr (read Revelation 2:13). To the extent we define faithfulness as loyalty; in this instance, loyalty to God. Mercy - When we read about the word mercy, we recall how God gave bountifully His only begotten Son for us that we may be saved. Anyone who has the character of a child of God has this kind of mercy within himself, this is, giving bountifully his/her life for others and must have the forgiving heart. His mercy is not typified by sympathy, but by the way s/he is willing to do the work of God, his or her eagerness to help others. Justice - Justice means fairness. When we seek to find the terrestial justice, we tend to fail, the world is filled with corruption, everyone is only worried about himselp. Selfness has overshadowed the world beyond recovery. However, a child of God is not subjective to this shadow of corruption, he acts differently to the world, manifesting God's justice by speaking the truth even to the of losing to secure luxurious material. This attests that a child of God is not selfish. Righteousness - This term is biblically described as a conformity to God's will. He who is of God is righteous, does what is right at all times, moreover sin has no dominion over him. The bible says; "Little children, let no one deceive you. He is righteous (...) In this, the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother" (1 John 3:7,10). Wisdom - Wisdom is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Wisdom plays a crucial role to a christian. Wisdom cannot be defined as tricks to cheat on others, but to be applied to keep the work of God going efficiently especially to the necessary places. Without this gift, the work of God can never reach the places where it has to reach. Jesus is an example of this, He ran away from the people of Nazareth because of their disbelief. Nevertheless, someone unwise would insist to preach and perform miracles there of which would refrain the work of God from growong as it was supposed to be. Anyone although he may call himself a christian, if he fails to have the above characteristics, he is deceiving himself, he is not a child of God. I hope and believe that you have discovered the means to become the child of God. In faith and in spirit God bless you!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

GREEN PASTURES

'He makes me lie down in green pastures...' (Psalm 23:5). David recognised God's leadership in his entire life. The blessings he achieved he recognised the hand of God in control. The Lord Jesus' words also corresponded with the words which David said. Lord Jesus said, 'I am the door; if anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pastures' (John 10:9). Lord Jesus wants us to be saved from sin and its consequences - eternal torment in hell; thus, He wants us to have eternal life. In this chapter of the book of John, He describes Himself as the door of the sheeps and again as the good shepherd in John 10 vs 14. A shepherd takes care of his flocks that they may be protected and find pastures. It would be useless of Jesus as a good shepherd if He wanted us to be only saved and not living a prosperous life. Shepherds always take their flocks to the green pastures, how much more then Jesus as a good shepherd that He allow us to survive on crumbs? We should never accept this. He promised us abundant life in the book of John chapter ten verse ten when He said, '...I have come that they may have life, and that they may have life more abundatly'. We do have His go ahead. Literally speaking, He is not here since we cannot see Him, but in faith, He is here - inside of those who believe in Him. Wherever we go as His children, we should never be afraid, but, we should know that we are carrying His invisible image within. John says, 'You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world' (1 John 4:4). The One who is inside of you is God, Who is greater than the devil who is in the and also known as the the king of the earth. If you are with God, why should you be afraid? Why should you not confide in yourself? Wherever you go, God is with you, if you do not succeed, do not be turned down and say God has abandoned you. He knows what best suits you, wherever you go, if you believe in Him wholeheartedly. Accept the Lord Jesus as your only saviour and surrender your whole life to Him and you will be abundantly blessed. BE BLESSED!!

WHY?

Many people in their hearts are sorrowfully carrying this word, 'why?'! This is life's greatest question. Many people in their hearts try to find answers, nevertheless, they still do find them. When this question once rose against me, the Holy Spirit spoke consciously and said to me, 'The devil's purpose is to defame God's divinity'. However, those who are spiritually are able to discern the truth from this deceptive word of the devil. God's divine power is forever, do not even for a second doubt that God is alive. If you really believe in Him, He will proliferate you exceedingly. Put your trust in God unconditionally and never falter. The word 'why' is likely to cause the person to be depressed and later become lazy to pray. Dear reader, whenever this word creeps in yovr mind, the only possible way to get rid of this uncertainty is to pray to God at once. Never let satan cause you to falter in two opinions. Many believe that there is no God, my dear reader, do not heed to those voices of atheists, God exists and He is everlasting. Put all your faith in God steadily. How can I have in God? You can have faith in God in this way, 'So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God' (Romans 10:17). After hearing the word of God you begin to develop a strong faith in God and you will be able to withstand this oppressive word 'why?'. The word of God is a strongest weapon to fight our spiritual battles. The greatest jeopardy for a chritian to lose this battle, is when he does not know God and lacks the knowledge of the word of God. When satan causes the infidel die tragically, people exclaim and ask ''why?',why would God allow satan to destroy His people in this way?' We have a choice to choose what is right or wrong, God cannot impose His will upon any of us. God cannot interfere with the decisions we make. When you choose the wrong decision, your life is not in God's hands, but, in satan's hands, at any time anything tragic can happen to you and when it does, do not blame God. Although we seem to blame God, He is forever blameless, however, we are the ones to be blamed since we choose what life we want to live. Stay blessed

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

JESUS IS THE HOPE FOR HIV

HIV in full is Human Immunodefiency Virus. It has been a transcendant virus claiming human lives over the decades throughout the world. Its victims usually suffer humiliation and rejection in their churches, families, workplace and communities. For instances, Gugulethu Dlamini was killed by the members of her community. This discrimination results from some misconception that HIV is a disease for those who are promiscous. This is not the complete truth, anyone can be infected with HIV whether promiscous or not - if they have unprotected sex. Here are examples on how you can be infected: having unprotected sex with the infected; touching the blood of the infected without the protective rubber gloves; sharing the toothbrush with the infected if he bleeds in the gums; in an accident if the infected bleeds and her/his blood touches the other or the one helping is not wearing safety gloves; and sharing the injection with the infected. Most signaficantly, we must be aware of the home-use needles as they may have been used by someone who is infected, if it pierced him/her while using it. When you have found out that you are HIV positive, do not give in to life. Many committed suicide while others attempted to, however HIV is not a death sentence as people say. God's unconditional love always enraptures us. God loved us even when we were sinner, He did consider our wrong side; all He did was to save us from sin. By this we see how much He cares for us; His utmost care we saw when He gave His only begotten Son on the cross to die for sinners so that sinners may be exculpated. People tend to think that the reasm why HIV is incurable because God punishes the one infected due to his/her reckless behaviour. However, this information is wrong, this is not what the Son of God came on earth for - He came not to judge us but to save us. Lord Jesus gave everyone the right to become children of God healed sicknesses and forgave sins. Hence, God can never forsake us; whenever we come to Him in a humble way and in faith, He immediately turns His face away from our sins. Jesus is the hope for HIV. This is the truth that is irrevokable and inevitable. Although there is so much collision in this matter, the fact is, Jesus never fails. Imagine in His time if someone HIV positive approached Him, would Lord Jesus turn down the person by saying,'This is beyond God's power?' or 'God has no jurisdiction over HIV, hence, you are to die with it?' Million times no! Jesus healed many who came to Him having diverse diseases. Even HIV, He would heal - even today He still heal it using those whom He called to do His work. Do not let your faith be suppressed by what people say about HIV, believe in Jesus. Those who are born of God, overcome the world and its problems. The bible says,'For we walk by faith, not by sight' (2 Corinthians 5:7). We believe in God no matter what our physical eyfs rhow ur. They may rhow us negatitive sesults, but we cmtinue to anticipate positive results. Those who give to the natural circumstances, they limit God to bestow His divine power in their lives. Hence, do not doubt God; doubts for they are unreliable. Above all,'But for him who is joined to all the living there is hope...' (Ecclesiastes 9:4). STAY BLESSED IN JESUS NAME

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

EMANCIPATION PROCLAIMED

"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound" (Isaiah 61:1).

Lord Jesus came to absolve His people, this prophecy was indeed fulfilled. The bible tells us that Lord Jesus when He first opened the holy scriptures, promptly He opened on this verse. From that time onwards He commenced His ministry of healing the sick, teaching and absolving the captives and the bound. At about the end of His ministry, Lord Jesus told His disciples that what He did, they as well can do (read John 14:12). We can do all those things, but in one condition, if we believe.

Many people are bound in slavery simply because they do not know that the emancipation was proclaimed by Lord Jesus and also gave us the jurisdiction over the kingdom of the devil. You who are victims of evil spirits right now, use this power Lord Jesus bestowed to us (this includes you), and Satan will flee from you. The bible emphasises this by saying;..."Resist the devil and he will flee from you" (James 4:7). We con only resist and denounce the devil through faith and God's words.

From now on, there is no need for you to cry, to complain or to suffer. Your freedom is at your fingertips. Live by faith in God and you will see how your life will be; no sickness will touch you, no witcraft will touch you, not even Satan himself. Have courage, if you by faith adjure the bondage of Satan in your life, you shall be free. Do not frantically wait for your friend, right now you yourself can command any of miscomfort in your life in Jesus' name. Jesus is alive, He is not on the cross.

If by any chance you feel uncertain about how to cast out evil spirits, you are free to consult any church leader or your pastor. Alternatively, you can contact me on my details listed on 'Contact Us' on this blog, and I will help you. I sincerely believe that those who have the Spirit of God like Jesus had when He was on earth, they can as well perform exorcism.

May you accept God's emancipation in your life..!!