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The Unchanging Power of the Truth

A Study of Matthew 27:32-61 with a focus on verse 37 (Kjv)

‘… and set up over His head His accusation written, ‘this is Jesus the king of the Jews’…”-37

From our understanding of the Bible, Jewish people did not believe and still do not believe in Jesus, to be the King of the Jews (the Messiah). This was even the accusation labeled against Him as scripture explains it, but why wasn’t the inscription- “This is Jesus who claims to be the king of the Jews”? Surely it couldn’t have been a space problem!

Yes, in so doing they tried to mock Him, but when dealing with the Truth, whether consciously or unconsciously, even your enemies cannot deny it. It is important to note that it would have made more sense if the inscription was the latter expression because, there were people who didn’t know Jesus as King- let alone as someone who claimed to be one. Therefore, it would only be normal for them to see Jesus and know exactly what he is guilty of- Remember, the inscriptions are placed so that people can know what your offense is; in the case of the robbers; anyone seeing them would know they were guilty of robbery, not that they claimed to have robbed. But in the case of Jesus, as the Bible tells us, the Jews did not crucify Him because ‘He claimed to be the king’ but because ‘He is the king’, as recorded in verse 37 of our study guide.

The point is this- As seen from Vs.51-54, the truth will always come out; though delayed- it can never be denied.  When people falsely accuse you, or when people try to hold you down from the truth of who you are, learn from Jesus- hold on to God and they themselves,  will be the ones to affirm to the truth of who you are.

Jesus at any point could have wanted to ‘show off’ and freed Himself from them “but for the joy set before Him, He endured till the very end”. One Key truth Christ left us with from this message is that when we find ourselves in such trying times ( of whatsoever nature), whatever decision we decide to take should always remain in the will of God and in so doing, in the presence of our accusers, we will be liberated and subsequently celebrated.

I therefore decree and declare for you today, in the name that is above all names; that anyone that wants to deny the glory God has placed upon your life, will be the same person to promote it in Jesus name!!!

The story of Joseph and Esther-as seen in Genesis 37-41 and Esther 2-7, respectively, further explain this prayer. 

 

When the enemy is done planning; God’s blessings always comes! If the enemy doesn’t repent, he will fall into the trap he set for you. Here’s the good news though and the message of the cross, the enemy can repent; that is why Christ died on the cross- To Bring Forgiveness and Hope in Salvation.

God bless you as you walk in His footsteps…

Good day sir,

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You need to understand that we are in the world, but not of the world. This is because our home is in heaven.

Now, since we are citizens of heaven here on earth, it would only be proper to state that earth must be conducive enough for us to be able to accomplish our God given mandates- implying that heaven can be found on earth, but no earth in heaven (as we are not from earth in heaven). This is why in the final days, everything will pass away,but for the word of God that remains.

Remember, in the beginning of creation, we were created in the image and likeness of God, and the Word of God is God, because, in the beginning was the Word and the word was with God and the Word was God- the same Word became flesh, and we know only Jesus who is God became flesh for our sins, then, if this is true(and it is true), it means that we are the image of the Word; and so, if the Word remains, so do we… eternally(though it depends were some people’s eternity will be(hell I mean)but for us(that have been saved by grace) and you that is willing to become the son of God (therefore not being of this world), we have our eternity returning back home as worthy ambassadors.

Note, He came to the world and the world knew him not, this is only because He isn’t one of them- but to those that accepted Him; this means that there are people in the world who have also realised that they are not from the world- and so recognised Him when He came, because they are from the same place…

While there is no world in the word, the word can be found in the world, therefore, if your desire is to go back to heaven (where there is no earth), stop doing earthly things(things that don’t  glorify God) and start doing heavenly things(things that glorify God). I’m sure you get the idea… a godly lifestyle is still possible in our generation.

Remember, while coming to earth is not much of a choice, going back to heaven is. It’s yours to choose today- God gave us that choice!

Would you be so kind as to let me deliver a brief message to you…

Good day sir/ma,
if you would like to know more about the idea of heaven and how to eternally be in Christ, kindly visit my YES TO JESUS page immediately, and if you have accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and saviour (which means you’re sure of heaven) then witness this truth to others as the crown of soul willing awaits you in heaven…

Thank you and God bless.

Oluwatosin Olabode (SST).

Can They Really Change Who We Are?

The Unchanging Power of the Truth 

A Study on Matthew 27:32-61- With a Key Focus on Verse 37

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‘… and set up over His head His accusation written, ‘this is Jesus the king of the Jews’…”-Vs 27

From our understanding of the bible, the Jews didn’t believe and still do not believe Jesus to be the King of the Jews (the Messiah). This was even the accusation labeled against Him as scripture explains it, but why wasn’t the inscription “This is Jesus who claims to be the king of the Jews”?

Yes, in so doing they tried to mock Him, but when dealing with the Truth, whether consciously or unconsciously, even your enemies cannot deny it. It is important to note that it would have made more sense if the inscription was the latter expression because; there were people who didn’t know Jesus as King, let alone as someone who claimed to be one.

Therefore, it would only be normal for them to see Jesus and know exactly what he is guilty of- Remember, the inscriptions  are placed so that people can know what your offense is; In the case of the robbers, anyone seeing them would know they were guilty of robbery, not that the claimed to have robbed. But in the case of Jesus, as the Bible tells us, the Jews did not crucify Him because ‘He claimed to be the king’ but because ‘He is the king’. With their mouth they said and wrote it, as is recorded in verse 37…

The point is this- As seen from Vs.51-54, the truth will always come out; though delayed- it can never be denied.  When people falsely accuse you, or when people try to hold you down from the truth of who you are, learn from Jesus- hold on to God and they themselves,  will be the once to affirm to the truth of who you are.

Jesus at any point could have wanted to ‘show off’ and freed Himself from them “but for the joy set before Him, He endured till the very end”. One Key truth Christ left us with from this message is that when we find ourselves in such trying times ( of whatsoever nature), whatever decision we decide to take should always remain in the will of God and in so doing, in the very presence of our accusers,  we will be liberated.

I therefore decree and declare for you today, with the name that is above all names; that in the name of Jesus, anyone that wants to deny the glory God has placed upon your life, will be the same person to promote it in Jesus name!!!

For a clearer understanding of this prayer, here’s the story of Joseph and Esther-as seen in Genesis 37-41 and Esther 2-7, respectively

Joseph had a dream, in this dream, he was to become great- he told his brothers, and immediately,  they sort on how to bring him down (The thing is this, when God is on your side, anything else anyone does will turn out to be working for your good), but ended up leading him to his promise land. What they thought for evil, God turned it around for good!

In the story of Esther, Haman wanted to rubbish Modeciah and all the people that came to town with Esther. After a proper plan on how he was to destroy them (The thing is this, when the enemy is planning to destroy you, God is at the same time planning to bless you), Haman, himself was the one who ended up promoting Modeciah.

When the enemy is done planning; God’s blessings always come. If the enemy doesn’t repent, he will fall into that trip he set for you.

Here’s the good news and the message of the cross, the enemy can repent; that is why Christ died on the cross- To Bring Forgiveness and Hope in Salvation.

 

God bless you as you walk in His footsteps…

Oluwatosin Olabode (Sst)

Speaking in tongues-

Having a Right Motive and Understanding- A Contextual Study on 1st Corinthians 14 as it relates to the church.

f677603e-5f54-4c04-8922-9da24bb4ffb2-1‘…It is important that everyone have access to the knowledge and love of God in the language everyone understands, than that you go off and cultivate God’s presence in a mysterious prayer language…- 1st Corinthians 14:5 (Msg)

When the Holy Spirit fell upon the Apostles, they began to speak in tongues (in a number of different languages) and the people (Parthians, Medes, Elamites; visitors from Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene; immigrants from Rome, both Jews and proselytes; Cretans and Arabs) understood them according to his/her tribe (Acts 2:1-11 Msg).

Speaking in tongues is a sign for unbelievers (1st Corinthians 14:22 Msg). I would like to believe that when the disciples spoke, Jewish people were around also (yes they were) – if they spoke in other tongues, how is it that even their people understood? What if they wouldn’t have understood?

The only time speaking in tongues to the public (Church) is significant, is when there is an interpreter as the Holy Spirit did in the time of the Apostles. This is because if you speak in a way no one understands, what’s the point of opening your mouth’? (1st Corinthians 14:9 Msg)

‘He who speaks in tongues edifies himself… unless he interprets, so that the church may be edified’- (1st Corinthians 14:4-5 Niv).

Don’t get me wrong- Speaking in tongues is a beautiful experience God has allowed us share with Him and even Apostle Paul who wrote to the Corinthians affirmed to the wonderful intimacy it provides us with God (1st Corinthians 14:18 Msg). However, my point is this; ‘since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church- (1st Corinthians 14:12 Niv)

THE ABUSE-

Isn’t it funny how people think ‘speaking in tongues’ and ‘saying things you don’t understand’ are synonymous?- Sst

And so they open their mouths in church to speak ten thousand words that sound like gibberish, rather than speak five that everyone will understand’-1st Corinthians 14:19 Msg (paraphrased).

The value and beauty of speaking in tongues has been nullified to a very large extend by people who have adapted the world system of ‘wanting to feel among’ and unfortunately the church isn’t doing much about it; some new ministries even promote this directly or indirectly. What are you as a pastor or child of God doing about this?

In those days, people believed the size of your bible is the size of your anointing and so you see pastors and ‘strong men of God’ with huge bibles. People with little bibles on the other hand were always looked down upon; and so everyone wanted a big bible, just so, they too can feel among. Do you remember those days?

Don’t get me wrong- MOTIVE… motive is the foundation of everything penned down today, so unless you are guilty, don’t feel the guilt!

People these days go to the extent of learning and memorizing how to speak in tongues, word for word from what they heard from their Pastors/Ministers. This is partly because churches (new generational churches) sometimes make members feel ‘incomplete’ if they cannot speak in tongues.

Oh! You don’t have the Holy Spirit in you-

I remember a true life story a friend once shared with me. After a program that was organized and facilitated by ‘ministers of God’, one of the facilitators (a Nigerian) was asked why he didn’t speak in tongues- they wondered- didn’t he have the Holy Spirit? After much defensive arguing, the other facilitators began to pray for him to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit whose evidence was in the speaking of tongues; when this man noticed they weren’t going to give up, he started speaking his local dialect (unknown to them). On hearing him speak in a different language, they began to praise God for they had given him the spirit of tongues.

  • What God does not give you, man cannot!
  • Isn’t it funny how people think ‘speaking in tongues’ and ‘saying things you don’t understand’ are synonymous?- Sst
  • Hypocrisy and mediocrity become your bedspread when you don’t allow God to use you, but use yourself for God- Sst
  • Only God can give you a discerning spirit. This is missed when your will is not in line with God’s will- Sst

THE IDEAL-

26 What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up. 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, two—or at the most three—should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. 28 If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and to God.

29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. 31 For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. 33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.’-1st Corinthians 14:26-33 Niv

‘If you won’t play by these rules, God cannot use you’- 1st Corinthians 14:37-38 Msg

‘Therefore, my brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way’. – 1st Corinthians 14 39-40

‘Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling’.- Philippians 2:12

Speaking in tongues is not an immunity to sin, neither is it a proof of a higher calling of purity. Walk your faith with the grace of God to His glory, not to the pleasing of the population of your congregation. Desire and accept the Holy Spirit. Never do His work with his walk in your life.  

Remember the disciples spoke in tongues as the Spirit prompted/enabled them and not as they prompted or enabled the Spirit- Acts 2:4

God’s grace upon you with love,

Oluwatosin Olabode (Sst)

Sunday Tablet 4m Sst

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       Over familiarity kills the soul… “oh! that’s not for me, I learnt that …. Years ago”. When the word of God becomes so neutral that you already understand every concept, also, when more of scripture means less to you, then you know you are in trouble; digging your own very grave…

       Everyone should keep tabs with His God and not the god of the world, for my God for instance, came to His own and they rejected Him, He came to the world but the world knew Him not…when you keep tabs with your God, it entails you have reached a stage of personal encounter and relationship with Him… Those that keep tab with the God of the world, that their pastor fantasise about( the god loved by the whole wide world) should be remainded that its still a religious lifestyle they are living with Him… God has given so much more, why settle for less? As you go to service today…  

For once:
Forget about the freshness of the building
Forget the flyness of your pastor
Forget hating on that sinner whose presence in church irritates you
Forget about the flaws of God’s ambassadors (officiating ministers)
Forget the latest designer clothing you are wearing
Forget about everyone else
Forget about yourself in absolute totality
Get lost in worship to the King…

Do not be decieved
Do not be carried away by temporary feelings
Pick a permanent knowledge of Christ…  

Remember whom you CLAIM you came to serve
Remember to worship Him in Truth and in Spirit
And most importantly,
Remember, their is a difference between sound teaching and a preacher that can preach good.  

Have an awesome time in His presence
With love,

Olabode Oluwatosin.

Just You

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Nothing more… Nothing less-
Just to worship
Just to praise
Just to come through your gate
Just to meet with You;
Is all i desire,
Nothing more, nothing less…  

Nothing more… Nothing less-
To give you all the glory
To dwell in your beauty
To tell the world about you
To live in your power;
Is all I desire
Nothing more, nothing less…  

Nothing more… Nothing less-
You are all I want
Nothing more, nothing less
Just You, you…Jesus
Nothing more, nothing less
Nothing more, nothing less
While pushing forward, I’m content,
Nothing more… Nothing less.
Once I’ve got You, I need nothing else.

Olabode Oluwatosin

The Beauty of the Church

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The Structure-
You come into a church and all you say is wow!!! This is beautiful… the shining lights, well arranged chairs, instruments that can blow your mind “crazy,” flowers to neutralize the atmosphere while scenting His glory, everything just seems perfect. The preacher comes in well dressed, to introduce you to someone he knows so well is accurately perfect; which in turn captures your SPIRIT. The choir comes and captures your SOUL, you’re now like, “I must know him”. It’s time for prayers, they are telling you the visible can communicate with the invisible just by talking to Him. You are like “my God; this is mind blowing!!!” you do not even know Him yet, but you’re referencing Him already, because you are so sure it could not have been anyone else. The structure is so perfect. Remember, the first set of people you meet are the ushers, well organized, no fault on their side, welcoming you with a smile that can open heaven, Making You Forget All Your Sorrows, it’s The Perfect Church… A Home In Gods Dwelling.

The Person-
You come into a heart and all you can say is wow!!! This is beautiful, the purity of the spirit, the honesty of the mind (certainly focused on Christ), with a soul that is to the glory of the Father, a flesh that has given road to the Spirit to neutralize the body while scenting the presence of the Most High. Everything seems smooth and perfect. Your Being comes to introduce the entire body to the greatest of all LOVE, the One for whom the heart was and is created. At the appropriate time, every aspect of the body comes to reference Him, because there is actually nothing to hid; you are now like, “my god, this life is mind blowing!!!” You acknowledge His grace because, if it were for your strength, you would have still been in the flesh under the subjection of the world, but now all you do, think and say is the WORD; the word of God. Remember the first word that comes out of your mouth is God’s word, because Joshua 1:8 says, the book of law should not depart from our mouth… so therefore, all your conversations, actions and character contains the word; they contain God. The presence of God in your conversation gives the person a kind of joy and happiness earth is too tiny to comprehend. The kind of happiness that Makes You Forget Your Sorrows. The Perfect Church… A Heart In God’s Dwelling.

The structure was made available so man come appreciates God’s beauty in the union of fellowship….
The person was created as the temple of the Holy Spirit to house the Master Himself…

ARE YOU JUST A CHURCH GOER???
OR
ARE YOU THE CHURCH, GOING TO CHURCH???

BY Olabode Oluwatosin
FROM His CHURCH
AS The CHURCH

Catching Hearts- The Movie Review

 

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When deciding to watch a movie, what usually comes to mind? Would the movie entertain you? Would it be a blessing to you? or even entertain while blessing your life? Well, here comes a movie that sure promises to do both… CATCHING HEARTS… A movie written and directed by F.C. RABBATH.

 

“Unless denial; everybody that knows, knows there is a God.”-Olabode Oluwatosin

 

Centuries have come and gone and the world is still perplexed as to whether or not there is a God. It is without doubt that everyone, science inclusive, believes; there is a greater being responsible for the “ultimate reach”; that stage were man’s wisdom comes to a close. However, the Christian God spoken off from the bible, has given man “since time and to come” questions as to whether or not He created the world.

 

Where’s prove that God exist? What if you are wrong? Why did this happen if there is a God? Should you talk about God; to whom? When? And the likes-

 

The role to this part is played by an atheist character; Mark Gravin (Mark A. Marple), who starts the movie with a book titled “We Don’t Need God” and towards the end of the movie, is writing a book titled, “We Need God”.

 

Another attraction to this movie is, the role played by Jenny (Jada Sanders), a lady in love but whose relationship lacks mutual understanding and respect, and even greater, is the fact that a child under her watch gets missing, hmmm…

 

We see in this movie also, a Christian father trying to bond with his alcoholic son Dean (Michael Varde), who seems to have given up on life.

 

An amazing fact about this movie is how all these stories are joined together to produce a single undiluted message of truth.

 

Overview

 

Catching hearts is a movie that draws our minds back to an all important question, does God exist? It shows a teenage character that thinks he is living life yet doesn’t  know what life is- It teaches conviction, but more importantly, what should or is usually done when convicted. It’s no doubt, things (representing environmental, social status etc.) never remain the same after you turn a new leave, but this movie as scripture affirms it, shows its always worth it. All through this movie, you will see things that seemingly look like coincidence, but at the end of it all, you realize it was always God’s timing and always accurate…

 

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”-Albert Einstein

 

This movie cuts across life, friendship, family and the society at large, and it uses inspiration from God to teach wisdom. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom… -proverbs 9:10 (Kjv).” This movie references God, thus the wisdom it portrays. I really recommend this movie to all; the theme songs are also amazing.

 

You can follow this link ( https://www.visionvideo.com/detail.taf?_function=detail&a_product_id=36662&vv_link=fcrc&utm_source=fcrc&utm_medium=partner&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=fcrc) to get the DVD, Hope you enjoy it as much as I did and the blessing be passed on…

 

God bless.

 

A Review by: Olabode Oluwatosin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips

 If as a gentleman you are in a relationship with a lady that dresses half naked (exposes her body, in other words, dresses indecently) and you have not spoken to her, even though she shows everyone what you are meant to later see all alone in your marriage, then you do not love but only lust after her to an extent; the other part is that you are suffering from low self-esteem. The standard to which she meets with you and your friends is her nudity. She does not look presentable if she’s well dressed (or you would have told her) to your friends, or else, why haven’t you told her? Remember everyone presents the best of what he has when it comes to showing people… This will be understood by only those with a foundation.

                                                                                    Oluwatosisn Olabode

Isn’t it funny how you can almost come to church early just so you can almost seat in front…

                                                                                    Oluwatosin Olabode

Have you understood the bible so much that it’s only your understanding that is correct, even the leading of the Holy Spirit, the appropriate prescription to understanding the bible is wrong? Who do you think you are, a fool? “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1st Corinthians 2:14”…no wonder you read the bible and still say there is no God.

                                                                                     Oluwatosin Olabode

Speaking biochemistry terms to a computer science student makes no sense unless someone or something in biochemistry explains it to him, likewise God; His ways are not our ways, to understand Him you don’t ask man because he would not know, he can only try, only the Holy Spirit can tell you the ways of God, as He is God, so when an honest man tries, it’s through the leading of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, in other for the bible to make sense to you, ask the Holy Spirit not your brain…

                                                                                        Oluwatosin Olabode

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,  that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 

                                                                                       2nd Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV

 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 

                                                                                        John 14:26 NKJV

The above quotations are on the basis of the Christian faith. We are God’s creation and the manual to understanding our essence and every thing in existence is the bible which has a prescription to reading it.