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

To Abide

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DAY 1.

ABIDE.
To sojourn, remain, encamp, sit down- to stay…

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

To my understanding- This is to say, if you attend Comand Secondary School,  you will graduate with a degree from Command Secondary School.

Abiding under the shadow of the Almighty is a direct consequence of dwelling in His secret place.

So the more important thing isn’t abiding under the shadow of the Almighty,  but dwelling in His presence.

You can only call home- a place you reside in.

This piece could as well have been titled, To DWELL- in any case, the important thing is that you take up residence in the appropriate place. Mine is in a strong tower called Jesus! I can easily commune with the Father there.

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

Always Speak the Truth

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The Truth Hurts… NOTWITHSTANDING-

Did you Know, hidden somewhere in the word TRUTH, is the word HURT?
This is to say, you cannot separate ‘hurt’ from ‘truth’.

Every truth hurts the enemy- the enemy of the situation, This is because, we are in the world but not of it.

According to John 14:6, ‘Jesus is… the Truth…’ and this truth hurts the devil like hell.

Never allow anyone hold back your truth- or else in so doing, you are withholding Jesus from the situation and depriving the devil of hell.

Knowing that no one can withhold Jesus and judgment has been placed on the devil; so no one can deprive him of hell.

I submit with this conclusion-
Save the Stress and Speak the TRUTH… ALWAYS!

Oluwatosin Olabode

Walking in GRACE !!! Teaching d TRUTH-

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