Category Archives: The Love Series!!!

Church Love

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DAY 9

Christianity is not a religion of hate and bitterness. It does not prey on the weak and ‘the so called sinners’.

Salvation cannot be gotten outside Jesus- The world has rejected Jesus and so cannot find salvation except in the Church- it is important to note that we are the church.

Any time we reject a ‘sinner’ from coming to church, we are saying they should go the world and be saved and then come back to Jesus- there is no biblical backing to this school of thought; for only Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Jesus is salvation.

If a ‘sinner’ gets a platform to come to your church and stays long enough and there is still no conviction, then that church might be compromised.

When Jesus touches you, you can never remain the same. The church should never for fear or favour teach people what the ‘want to hear’ instead of what they ‘ought to hear’. By the way- who told you the church can’t grow a people whose ears are open to what the want to hear as what they ought to hear.

The church is a reflection of Jesus- Jesus is love; therefore the church is love.

God bless you as you walk in Love.

The Saving Grace of God

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DAY 5

The Devil Needs God- As the image of God, he will be needing you too.

The devil needs God’s permission to make things work (the story of job, in one of the books of the bible- the book of Job; is a perfect illustration of this), and when he does not get it, he immediately switches to the image of God to help him make these things work.

The devil was created, so he cannot create, he can only attempt to manipulate created creatures. This is the root of our problems- the whole idea of creation (and all the created) is to do good; but because the devil has already turned evil, he also tries to turn other created beings into doing evil things (and he can when we allow him).

Here’s how it works; he makes music contrary to the glory of God (for instance), but people don’t buy, so he features the art of seduction- naked girls to pose as dancers– this captures even girls, let alone boys-need I say more…

A good percentage of people are no longer interested in pornography, which implies less sin against God; the devil is not happy with this, so he lets people create movies that do not carry the pornograpic theme and then puts in a little bit of ‘soft porn’, and a normal mind watches it with the mentally that it’s not a pornographic movie; it’s just a bit of  nakedness- it’s just brief sex- it’s just the 21st century lifestyle and culture- shown in the movie. We then say in our hearts, God would understand. The only reason the devil defeats you, is because he is able to deceive you.

But here’s the good new!
We can overcome the deceit of the devil if we consider the devil’s approach to be that of a businessman. Let’s imagine the devil as a businessman and we’re his prospective buyer, as a business man, he tells us all the ways things could go right with what he’s selling,he tries his best to make sure we buy his product because he does not want to lose (but he has already lost, however, he works on the premise that we do not know this), we call this temptation, but after all is said and done, it’s still our choice to decide whether to buy or not.

Since his temptation comes as a result of him assuming we do not know he has lost; the only way to overcome this, is to make him know we know! This is however only possible through the saving grace of God; therefore your decision to buy or not can only be solid if you accept and  know the Word- even Jesus used the Word (Matthew 4: 1-11)
Remember,
We overcome the devil by the blood of the Lamb, and by the words of our testimony (Revelation 12:11)
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7)

It is very important to note that judgement has been passed on the devil- not on us!

We are in the era of grace; let’s make use of this grace to the glory of God’s name. As Christians, we are not called to judge people; we are called to introduce them to this grace, so that they can stop falling for the gimmicks of the devil.

God bless you- don’t forget to share your thoughts on this and feel free to ask questions.

Live Your Life

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DAY 4

We are called into this world
to become, ‘Somebody’, not ‘Somebody Else’

If the world wanted ‘Somebody else’,
don’t you think they’ll exist too?
Oh yes! They already do- but wait….

No one said anything about them existing
in ‘Original’ and ‘Counterfeit’ copies!

Do yourself a favour
Live your life as you
Stop living as someone else’s copy.

God bless you.

Diligence

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DAY 3

Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his works, he will stand before kings and not obscure men- Proverbs 22:29

A popular scripture indeed, but have we really understood the depths of it?

Scripture says, ‘do you see a man?’ this is a question asked to discover if a certain kind of man has been seen, a man ‘diligent’– that type of man committed without reservations, focused without the loss of sight ‘in his work’– this is one of the most important factors affecting us in our generation; people tend to indulge themselves in fantasies of a ‘fake living’. True satisfaction can only come through a man that fulfills his purpose.
‘He will stand before kings’– what an overwhelming feeling! Kings– he will be elevated from the Pit of Potiphar’ Prison to king Pharaohs Palace- men of ‘timber and calibre. The ‘S’ in the kings signifies that a man of purpose is celebrated not only in his comfort zone, but in the territory of every leadership. ‘And not obscure men’– obscure men are men of no value and purpose; this scripture categorically states such people would never be in a significant contact with you- A man of diligence.

God bless you.

The Secret Place

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DAY 2

Yesterday,  we were able to establish the necessity of Dwelling in the presence of God and not just desiring to abide under His shadow ( To Abide you can follow this link if you missed it).  In my closing statement, I encouraged us to take up residence in Christ Jesus- Today I continue in this series by expanding on the idea of the Secret Place of the Almighty, to further illustrate the beauty of dwelling and subsequently abiding in Christ Jesus.

He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty- Psalm 91:1

The secret place of the Most High is the place of Prayer- the place of Praise- the place of Worship. It’s an opportunity for a lifestyle of Fellowship.  It’s that place of certainty; not in self, but in the Father.

The secret place of the Most High is that place were you can present your shame and not be embarrassed. It’s a place of Trust.

You hit the right notes in the secret place- the right hallelujah.  it’s a place were your tears and the heart of the Holy Spirit are in synchrony.  No pretense. It’s a place of a pure heart, a humble being and a genuine soul; that point you are the exact reflection of the Word- a place you enter as you are!

The secret place of the Most High is a point of absolute surrender. A place to seek the mercy seat and to enter the throne room of grace.

The secret place of the Most High is the house of intimacy with God- it’s not a place you visit- it’s your permanent address.

God bless you

God does not condemn- Neither should You

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Psalms 51- A prayer for forgiveness. Everyone can be forgiven.

It is believed that Psalms 51 was written when Nathan the prophet came unto king David, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba- committing adultery and subsequently murder.  1 Kings 15:5, 2 Samuel 11:1-22. Surely it wasn’t for lack of poetic flow that the psalmist didn’t specifically list the sins for which he was guilty,  but decided to present the entire Chapter in a general contextLet’s study 5b to get an understanding

Psalms 51:5 (kjv) says, ‘… and in sin did my mother conceive me’. (John 3:6, Ephesians 2:3, Romans 5:12)

Did you notice how the psalmist did not say we were conceived in a specific type of sin?

Everyone is born a sinner; Nobody is born sinning!

The sins we commit as we grow older are a result of the opportunities that present themselves (temptations) to us. The type of sins we succumb to depends on such facts as: the environment we find ourselves,  peer pressure, self gratification, etcetera…. The bottom line is, no one is given birth to and ascribed a certain type of sin- just as no one is born a Christian. The sins we commit are the byproducts of the decisions we make daily and in time become.

The essence of this message is to establish that both the strange sins (those we wouldn’t commit because of our strengths) and the common sins (those we excuse because of our weaknesses) are all choices we make daily. The same way we picked lying and cheating as a sin, is the same way they picked stealing and homosexuality- neither of us was born with it.

To this effect; just because you didn’t pick pyrography doesn’t mean you should judge and condemn those who fall short of the glory of God via porn ( the hypocrisy is that, nonetheless, you watch the so called normal movies that contain alot of sexual scenes in it). While this is not to excuse any form of sin, the point is, the more we judge and condemn people, the more we are judged and condemned.

It is easy to hate on a murderer because you don’t kill people, but isn’t it funny that you find compassion in your heart for the rapist because that’s what you did three days ago? The bible says, remove the log in your eyes before trying to remove anything in anybody else… Notice how Jesus in all his glory never came to condemn the world (John 3:17)! Rather that through him, the world might be saved- He corrected and rebuked when necessary.

Dear Christians (those saved by grace),
I write this under the authority of all humility and respect- if we all judged less and corrected more, the world would be a better place. We are created in the Image and Likeness of God- lets not do what he wouldn’t do and what he hasn’t asked us to do…

We were all shapened in iniquity and we are all saved by grace- Christ loved us through the process– In love, correct and put right everything that needs correction and guidance.

2 Timothy 4:2 (AMP)
Preach the word [as an official messenger]; be ready when the time is right and even when it is not [keep your sense of urgency, whether the opportunity seems favorable or unfavorable, whether convenient or inconvenient, whether welcome or unwelcome]; correct [those who err in doctrine or behavior], warn [those who sin], exhort and encourage [those who are growing toward spiritual maturity], with inexhaustible patience and [faithful] teaching.

Disclaimer
Christ loved us while we were yet sinners- Romans 5:8. Everybody should be allowed to have the chance for salvation, just like you got yours. This message does not support any form of sin; rather it stands as a guide to establish that salvation is not by works lest any man should boast- Ephesians2:9

Oluwatosin Olabode

From your Valentine

This is not to discredit the celebration of love, rather,  my intension is to see love celebrated the right way!

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Why build me a house
If you won’t be in my home?

Why pay the children’s fees
If you won’t be part of their eduction?

I guess half bread is better than none…
…but why then pretend in the disguise
Of this world’s deceit to have your bread full?

FROM YOUR VALENTINE…
as we popularly end our ‘say’

First off-
Valentine is a name of a Person.
They called him Saint Valentine
Last I checked- that’s not you!

Take advantage of the valentine
But love has no special day
Love is special EVERYDAY.

I didn’t treat you special yesterday
Because nobody was watching
It wasn’t the 14th
So there wasn’t any tradition to enrol in

So today I spend my money buying you things:
Cookies, roses…other perishables all made the list
But never think to invest in the nasty attitudes
You would wake to see tomorrow.

And so on this special day like I did last year
I tell you I love you
Even in the voice of Valentine
Only to remember its meaning exactly a year from today

We were never soul-mates
Nor did you believe in fairly tales
Yet you ‘valentine’ me with the thoughts
Of what love could be- year in, year out.
Without ever experiencing your heart.

Valentine is not a time for new love
To avoid being lonely,
It’s rather a time to rekindle old sparks
To brighten a better ‘togetherness’
Not just a flare of romance

It’s not just from valentine
Yes- his legacy lives on…

It’s from YOU
but do you worth the value
The esssence…. the Significance?
To be called in valentine’s theme-

Happy Valentine- from a willing heart of love- that not based on this world, but birthed in truth and for the purpose of a better Us- as it begins with me!!!

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