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Don’t Give Up On You

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With Love,
Oluwatosin Olabode

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Dear Atheist-

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There is no question of the existence of a Supreme Being- a Supreme Principle, every religion accepts that- even Science (only the names differ); whom this Being is, is usually the bone of contention.

Dear Atheist- Free Thinkers

…Ask for the infilling of the Holy Spirit
then read the Bible
but while at it, allow the Holy Spirit direct you
then and only then…

You know I like you, yea?
I will give you an advice- I’m probably younger than you, so you don’t have to take it to heart…

Here’s the thing,

Stop being foolish!

You are intellectually sound, an advanced breed of the Homo sapiens Species. One who’s hard work and quest for knowledge outstrips all contradictions- this is just to say, you are Human by the way,- like that ‘dumb ass’ believing in an invisible Being.

Are you really that dull? Like serious? Are you?
Because, unlike the guy believing in an invisible being, you do not obey protocols- you do not follow procedures and still expect to get the same results as though you did…

Far be it that I am writing this to impose a doctrine on you- it is honestly not my choice to make, whether you follow procedures or not. I am however here to clearly state that in such cases whereby you do things differently, you shouldn’t be shocked or even surprised when you get a different result- you should actually accept it.

I recently went to buy a car. I met with the CEO of the company and after he instructed me on how to operate the vehicle, showing me steps in the manual, esp. the part that talks about how you start the car. I collected the car keys and placed it in the exhaust- turned it on, but the car wouldn’t just work. It just wouldn’t start. Considering I’m in my 20s and I’ve seen more cars move than I can count; I knew fully well that when you kick start a car, it is suppose to start, so I confidently  went into the CEO’s office- ‘bashing’ him with my quarries as to why a brand new car wouldn’t work- it’s pretty messed up, isn’t it?

I mean you guys would agree with me, yea?

Then I woke up from my car buying dream- here is my point though…

Let’s look at some books in the Bible…

The Bible- the same Book a lot of atheist I have encountered never forget to remind me is ‘full of crap’, ‘inconsistent’, ‘fake’, yada, yada, yada… the bottom line been, the Supreme Being- God, does not exist- He’s to invisible to be Possible.

….’ All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17) that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.  

-2nd Timothy 3:16-17

14) 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. 15) But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.

-1st Corinthians 2:14-15

26) 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 14:26-27

So let me ask you ‘Mr Smart one’, if you can’t follow a simple procedure laid down by an authority, how dare you then question this same authority?

What cannot be disproved should never be questioned.

It’s like building a house, but wanting to start from the roof- it makes no sense.

Dear Atheist,

Everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion, but it’s rather useless and makes you foolish if it’s baseless. There is a path to life and it is not an accident. The Bible has a procedure to understanding it, it was inspired by a Devine Being and so must be followed in His way or else, abuse and misinterpretations are inevitable.

An advice to you, my dear fellow that I like…
I’m probably younger than you, so you don’t have to take it to heart- you are probably smarter, so you don’t have to listen…
Oh, but I pray you would.

Ask for the infilling of the Holy Spirit
then read the bible
but while at it, allow the Holy Spirit direct you
then and only then would you be allowed to discredit the Bible- until then, don’t ever tell me again that you know the bible more than me, because it is no longer I that live, but Christ that lives in me (Galatians 2; 20), Christ in me is the hope of glory. (Colossians 1-27).

NB: Don’t worry, you would soon understand.

What do you have to lose doing the right thing, the right way, to get the right result???

 

DO TAKE CARE!
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)

Have Some Faith-

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     The “F” in Faith stands for “the Future”. Faith is not the actions of the Past or the words of the Present, Faith is the substance of the Future-
     Faith is your ability unlike Thomas to believe while you have not seen. Faith is Noah preparing an ark for something God called rain. Faith is blind bartimaeus dropping his support and not allowing anyone to lead him as though he already had his sight while trying to meet Jesus for his sight. Faith is that Centurion telling Jesus he is as effective from where He is on the street as He would be in his unworthy home for Jesus to heal his servant boy.
     Faith is the Solution, not the hopes of the possibilities of the effectiveness of the solution put into consideration.  Faith is Obedience- “follow me and I will make you fishers of men”…2000 years later; and more fishers of men are birthed daily.  Faith is Abraham leaving his home to an unknown land. Faith is Nonetheless the results, “I will still hold on to Jesus”- Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego going into the fire even if the father will forsake them (God will never leave nor forsake you).
     It is not Faith if it is the usual, it is not Faith if you fully comprehend it (what’s the faith in it?). Faith is a believe- a believe in something to come and not something already in your reach. Faith is exhibited before and during the process, not after; thanksgiving is what you show before, during and after the process.
    Faith is not what you Think God Can Do- it is not even what you Know He Will Do, Faith is what you Know God HAS Done- Faith is a commodity everyone uses every second of the day. Faith in the Negative Context is called Doubt; the believe that it will not happen, while the believe of it occurring is Faith in itself- the thought we should all have in mind- a Positive Context.

     The “F” in Faith represensts the Future-
     How do you intend to live yours?
     In the Positive Context or in the continuity of doubt?
     HAVE SOME FAITH- be it in a mustard seed form or watermelon like!!!

Scriptural Refrences (Hebrews 11:1, Mark 10;46-52, Daniel 3:17-18, Genesis 6;14-18, Hebrews 13:5, Matthew 8; 5-10).

God Bless,
Olabode Oluwatosin (Sst).

    

Do You Not Care???

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Mark  4:38- And he they said to Him, do you not care that we are perishing-

Do you not care that I’m drowning?
Do you not care what great temptation I’m facing?
Do you not care my family’s condition?
Do you not care about the challenges this life is presenting to me and my friends?
Do you not care how lonely, alone, not special and insignificant I feel?
Do you not care about —— and about —— (fill that in with your own situations)
Do you not care???

     There are two things that come to mind when I think about this scripture:
1) The 1st thing that captured my attention as I studied this scripture was the question; Do You Not Care? This was a direct question, a statement implying that the person being asked was very much in the same situation as the persons asking. It showed that Jesus ( though he never sleeps nor slumber was taking a nap through the storm; Palsm 121:4) was very much present. This brings to mind something about a student’s favorite teacher keeping quiet during a test of which his help the student would have appreciated.

2) The second thing that captured my attention was the realisation of who to look up too immediately there was trouble. If you read down from vs 36- of mark 4 to 38 which is our text for today, you will notice that it wasn’t just one boat that was present in the storm, meaning there were at least 2 other people in that Place At that point in time. This leaves me asking; who do you call when you are perishing?  Do you remember your parent’s connections? Do you remember your friends influence?  Or your pastor’s strong choice of words when praying?  Because when I read this scripture, i saw people that looked up to Jesus, “the author and finisher of our faith”. Who do you look up to when you are perishing? Because, trust me, if you look up to man, you will be gambling with disappointments. This brings me to the scripture that says “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”- Matthew 11:28.
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     Trust the Master, nothing in this life happens by accident. If God lets you go through something,  it’s because He is ready to help you get through it. If Jesus had stopped the storm before it started on that day, the people wouldn’t necessarily have learnt the importance and power found in depending in Christ. Jesus taught them that in His presence, so that when He returns to His glory in Heaven, they disciples wouldn’t be perplexed or compelled to panic in the face of challenges; as the name above all names, to which every situaton must bow down and answer to is available to them- They called on Jesus in Vs 39… “HUSH NOW, BE STILL!!! And the wind ceased… and there was a great calm…”
     When you are in some of the listed situations in my introduction and even much more, however you case might be, God wants you to call on Him and not the other way around resulting to panicking that God is unfaithful to allow you go through this instead of someone else ( probably that your neighbor that is more of a sinner than you are). God wants you to call on Him because ” …I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son”.
     It is important to note that God always answers immediately you ask, however, the answer Only comes when you are ready ( not when you THINK you are ready), which is always in line with His master plan. Therefore the answers come as such:

1) Immediately- This happens to increase your faith as seen in the implication of the questions He asked in vs 40.

2) Delayed- This happens to increase your patience.  Hannah as seen in 1 Samuel 1, prayed for a child. After a while God remembered Her ( the question is, Can God Forget? Certainly not!!! He had answered her from day one. But that He might increase her patience thus teaching her to understand how useful the child to be was going to be to Him, He waited until the right time and in that time He remembered what must be done in His master plan by reason of the humble prayer of a crying Hannah in her days of perishing.

3) He does not answer what you Think you need but gives you what He Knows you need, and when you need it; which is always greater and better than your original request. Numbers 23:19 says “God is not a man that He should lie” and “no good thing will He withhold from the blameless-” Psalm 84:11.  So for a fact, when you ask for A- (which is a good thing), and He doesn’t give you, it is naturally human nature to assume God does not like you and is not following His Word, since He is allowing you to perish… But because He has better plans for you, He waits and when the time is right, He gives you B-
     Any honest man here will testify with me that anyone who has ever endured to the end will know “God’s thought for us are of good and not of evil, to give us an expected end”. Take Joseph in prison  for exampele (Genesis 40-41), when the prisoner whose dream was interpreted was been released, Joseph asked him to remember him when he gets out ( the time of remembrance wasn’t told us but I won’t be out of line to state that Joseph meant immediately; because that is what I would have meant and scripture says the prisoner forgot when it got out). Now if God had allowed him to remember Joseph before the 2years in which he had; of what significance would it have been? He might not have been released (because the King which is His reason for being here did not need him yet), and even if he was released (of which he would have been very happy), since he was to rule a foreign land, it would have been more difficult and taken him a longer time in which case he could have doubted his dream or even gone back home, thinking God allowed Him to perish…
     But you see, while we are IMMEDIATE,  God on the other hand is ULTIMATE and so when we Think we have our best interest at heart (Which we do, but from a limited perspective), God Knows our best interest (He is our best interest!), and gives it to us!!!

And ……………….. (insert your name, eg And …Tosin….) said to Him “Do You Not Care That I Am Perishing?
     The next time you want to make that statement or ask that question; Remember,  God is on your side and He’s GOT YOUR BACK! He’s so cool even the wind obeys Him.

With love,
Olabode Oluwatosin.

Aggressive Truth

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“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”.
                                                                                                             Isaiah 40:31   

     Waiting does not mean staying in one place, from the above scripture, waiting is an action word. The bible verse says, they “shall renew their strength”… waiting does not get you tired if you take it as a noun, but because it is a verb, after the act, your strength must be renewed. Renewed in this context is not just to refresh one’s strength, but an exchange of a person’s strength; as in this case, the Lord’s strength for the individual waiting upon Him. If ever, one is to have his strength renewed, then he must wait upon the Lord and nothing else; “but they…” implies that this principle will only be applicable to those within this context. To rely on God allows you infinite access to His strength.
 
     In waiting, you show that you’ve at least enough trust in whom you are waiting on, as the very act of waiting shows you are expectant and have a significant amount trust that you will not be disappointed. Waiting entails hoping on, looking up too, expecting… In waiting on the Lord, your strength is changed into His and the spirit of endurance is granted unto you. Because waiting on the Lord isn’t passive; your soul, your mind, your body and in general, your entire being must be put into perspective.

Waiting on the Lord means you are actively involved in the understanding of his Word, which allows him to bless you, as stated in Psalm 37:34.

Waiting on the Lord means you are productive in thinking, which allows Him to teach you His truth, as seen in Psalm 25:5.

     Waiting on the Lord means you have accepted a single truth and you’re ready to stand firm in it. This allows answers to your prayers; the process of waiting on the Lord allows you to exercise your godly attributes and qualities. Waiting on the Lord for whatsoever might be your case, means you do not lose faith (as that is when it is acted on the most). It also implies that you exercise the spiritual truth written in scripture as regards that situation and he will never disappoint you nor allow you grow weary or faint.

     We live in a generation that wants everything now; instant pleasure, instant gratification and immediate significance. Today’s study scripture is a very powerful one as it goes against human believes and the world’s system. It is a tough concept and that is why the benefits there after fall only on those that wait upon the Lord. If you will be obedient to this truth; you “shall mount up with wings as eagles”; reaching high heights without losing site and soaring to the greatness of God Himself (Ephesians 2:6), “you shall run, and not be weary”; looking up to Jesus the author and finisher of your faith, in whom you can join at the right hand of God (Hebrews 12:1-2), “and you shall walk, and not faint”; because you’ve received Christ and you are in a good place for an eternal walk (Colossians 2:6).

Are you waiting on the Lord for something? Then you must quit worrying and start living in the truth of God’s words as regards that situation because waiting on Lord is never passive.

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”.

Olabode Oluwatosin
God bless-

God Exposed

SST

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“Every proper structure starts form the foundation and not any other…”

-Olabode Oluwatosin

Many times, as THE Christian, you are faced with challenges requiring you to “defend God”… if you are to believe in Him, the least you can do is know why, we are in the era of information and technology that unless you see and know it, then you shouldn’t believe it (countering the very essence on which Christianity stands, faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; the very foundation. Which in itself is also given the definition of faith; which doesn’t worldly state you first see and know, but that which subsequently happens. We will understand this more clearly later but first…

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17) that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

-2nd Timothy 3:16-17

14) 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. 15) But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.

-1st Corinthians 2:14-16

26) 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. (Remember all Christ has said is document in the bible, written by guess who)

-John 14:26-27

Simply put; to defend is to Attempt to justify (prove to be right or reasonable), this is to say; you’re trying to come off the hook, showing without doubt your innocence. To cut the story short, this are all worldly set ups, in my view what cannot be disproved doesn’t need to be proved, actually it already has, because your ability not to be able to disprove it only shows it’s been proved. In any case, I do not come to defend Christ as that will make me His advocate soliciting people to believe He is the truth when His word clearly starts He is….the reverse is the case, as the Holy Spirit is working in me to will and to do and so stand there today to expose God, nothing more nothing less- His been in your front for quite a while now, been knocking too! I know and you should be thinking it’s time to open the door, but when you do; you will need to see Him, so the Holy Spirit will expose Himself to you.

Now back to the foundation…

I brought a car, brand new Toyota corolla 2012 model, collected the manual, read through it and decided to drive back home with my new car, the instruction said if I enter the drivers seat and start the engine then I will be home soonest, so In all excitement claimed on top of the car (roof) and expected the car to move but it didn’t. So I got angry after a period of time and started complaining to the manufacturers about them making a very terrible car that won’t move, I even jumped on it, but it still won’t move, though it was bouncing. I hadn’t followed the manual but expected the same result following the manual would have provided. You see, there is nothing wrong with not following the manual but then there shouldn’t be anything wrong with accepting a new result as a result of the change you made, it shouldn’t be the manufacturers fault, should it???

The bible is the word of God, to understand God, you definitely will need this book, it tells us how it came about and how it should be read, unless exactly done that way, even from a worldly standard, no one should have the right to speak otherwise about it.

Our reference…

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17) that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

-2nd Timothy 3:16-17

14) 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. 15) But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.

-1st Corinthians 2:14-16

26) 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 14:26-27

Time to set the bricks- as seen  in the above three scriptures, the bible is not just a book man’s wisdom cooked up, it is the living word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit through man, it is exactly  how God wanted it, not affected by the conditions in which the writers were in while writing the book. Now there’s an interesting truth(please note,)the bible which is the word of God cannot  be understood unless through the leading of the Holy spirit as in that case it will be foolishness to him…so I ask, whatever your knowledge of God is, did you naturally through your wisdom get it or through the leading of the Holy Spirit, how dare you not follow the manual to understanding the Scriptures and still complain when the expected result is not gotten, doesn’t that speak foolishness of you. For you to say the bible is fake, you must first read it through the leading of the Holy Spirit, before reasonably can be allowed to contradict the Holy word of God. Let’s be logical, its common sense and it’s a fundamental standard or else you will be starting your building from any other point asides the foundation and so no matter how accurate the measurements are and no matter how beautiful the structure is, it’s still is baseless, in essence, pointless…

That established, let God be exposed… remember, I do not try  to prove His existence, that already has been done(if it’s a lie, disprove Him), even from a world standard, when in an exam and asked to prove a formula, the student is 50% likely to prove it, as he is 50% likely not too, though that doesn’t change the fact that it has been proven in the textbook the student was taught with, but it does on paper to the knowledge of the student. I so do not try to prove to you Christ’s existence, that is the Holy Spirit’s job not mine, note; not to prove to you but to convict you based on what you already know, if you know you are still alive then we are on point!

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

-Genesis 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2) He was in the beginning with God. 3) All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

-John 1:1-3

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

-John 1:14

Who then is God???

He is everything we live for

He is everything we were created for

He is Jesus the foundation of our faith

He is a loving father whose ways are not our ways

He is the lover of my soul sticking closer than a brother

He is the Holy Spirit my chancellor, my comforter

He is the seed bruising the enemy for our sake

He is the IAM THAT I AM

He doesn’t show the way, He is the way, also the truth and the life

He is my shepherd, not having a reason to want

He is my creator, composer, director and producer

He is the one whose cast I am

He is not an imposer, letting my will be done

He is family, hurting so I don’t will the wrong way, leading to destruction

He is a consuming fire, burning sins away

He is beautiful-

The lily of the valley

Above all,

He is God, in whom I find my image

He is the one who watches me sleep so doesn’t sleep

He is my protector, watches over me

He is the one in whom no good thing, withholds from me

He is merciful, always faithful

He doesn’t compromise; you have his word on that

He is Holy, so perfect and up-right

He is not who people think of Him

He is the one that has been wrongly portrayed

The highest understanding man can attain to the power of infinity still wouldn’t be enough to picture or try to comprehend how awesome He is,

He is Lord over all,

Lord over life,

He rules, reigns and lives before and after calendars will understand.

He is wisdom, giver to those who ask,

He is no lover of hell, His presence is not activated there, and life without him is hell.

He is glory; my glory and the one who lifts my head.

He is the one that answers all, listens to all,

He is God…

AND CAN BE YOUR GOD TODAY

WHO IS GOD TO YOU???

A FAIRY TALE or A REALITY…

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By: Olabode Oluwatosin

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New Year’s Prayer…

Strictly simple from Tosin (SST)

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It’s not just a New Year’s wish,

New resolutions like the former…

It’s different this time,

As was intended…

 

Going back to the original,

Tapping into the Master’s plan…

I remember now, so clearly,

I was called to have dominion,

From the very first command!

 

Not to dominate His image,

Or subdue His essence,

Not to fight or shush the Master’s will,

As is usual…

But to let His will be done

The rare but very actual-

 

If I might,

This and only this I ask

That I grow into you, so much

I become the exact representation of you

Your image; the initial intent…

 

As each day starts a new year,

Signifying a fresh start,

2013, Oh Lord!!!

I give absolutely to you…

To order and direct my step,

To teach me in the path to go

Leading and introducing me to your presence…

 

As the old year has once again rolled out, I sure hope you all have just like me, check-listed the events that have constructively destroyed and sharpened you into who you now are; in this year, 2013. I want you to understand that though a lot of mistakes might have happened during the past year, there isn’t a single one without whose significance is to be ignored. Like me, I am also aware that quite a number of blessings followed that year, however, the way it affected you is also something not to be ignored. If there is anything I have learnt, it’s the statement well expressed by John Wooden, when he said “you can’t let praise or criticism get to you. Its weakness to get caught up in either one”…

My greatest desire and prayer as we’ve entered into the New Year is that, we come into the understanding of the importance of; the little events that sharpen our everyday lives, the motives that detect the reaction we present and the knowledge of the assurance we do have in the Ultimate…

I therefore charge you not to rush into making the usual resolutions that turn “normal” once the day changes from New Year to the second day of the New Year but rather, to keep a focus on Him and the principles He has put in place for you to WALK INTO IN THE YEAR 2013!!!

 “Our motive for writing is simply this: We want you to enjoy this, too. Your joy will double our joy! This, in essence, is the message we heard from Christ and are passing on to you: God is light, pure light; there’s not a trace of darkness in him.  If we claim that we experience a shared life with him and continue to stumble around in the dark, we’re obviously lying through our teeth — we’re not living what we claim.  But if we walk in the light, God himself being the light, we also experience a shared life with one another, as the sacrificed blood of Jesus, God’s Son, purges all our sin.”

1 John 1:4-7(msg)

HAPPY NEW YEAR… GOD’S BLESSING UPON YOU!!!

 By: Olabode Oluwatosin

 

Picking The Positive Universe Over The Negative.

You see, the universe was created to follow and obey us.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Gen 1:26 NKJV

God gave us authority over everything, so it now depends on what aspect of the universe we call. For instance, poor people talk about poverty and get poorer, rich people talk about riches and are always richer, a more practical example, haven’t you noticed a student that reads for exams, but keeps saying he can’t pass and so finds himself failing at the end of the day? This is to say, we can either call the positive universe around us or the negative universe…

13Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” 15 Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’

Exodus 3:13-15NKJV

Understand this, God says my name is I AM and verses 15b Says it remains so eternally, but here is the thing, the devil is anything that God is not so technically, if God is I AM; I am not  will represent the devil…

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

Exodus 20:7 NKJV
now is there any statement I Am won’t fit in? Certainly not; I AM fits into everything, therefore it is important to note the b part of that verses 7, He says, He will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain(this statement represents a punishment which only means, there is also a blessing for anyone who doesn’t take His name in vain).

Those are the negative and positive aspects of life we mentioned earlier on. So whenever you say things like, I can’t do it, I can’t get it or I am a failure etc. what we are saying is I AM(not) able to- (please understand this); what you have succeeded in doing is calling God’s name but removing His power from your situation (using the name in vain), so since He won’t hold the person (you) guiltless, that negative universe comes to the person(that’s why a lot of people are in a mess today), but when you say I AM a success(even when you’re failing), I AM financially stable(even when you look broke) etc., God honours His word, even more than His name(psalm138:2nkjv), thus makes it so, because this is what the Lord said:

Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says the Lord, ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will do to you.

                                                                        Numbers 14:28 NKJV

Here is why you are allowed to say the immediate above. The book of Joel 3:10b says’ Let the weak say I AM strong. Now when you say such, it’s not the truth from a fact’s perspective but it’s also not a lie from a faith’s perspective. As Christians, “we walk by faith not by sight” (2nd Corinthians 5:7 nkjv). Without faith it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6 nkjv), Scriptures says, “speaking those things that were not as though they were” (Romans 4:17 nkjv).Here is the point, faith is not what you think God will do but what you know He has done, in that case, you mind what you’re saying not what you’re seeing, because like we have agreed or seen, I AM fits into all statements(situations); your believe determines how you use it.

“Saying, I Am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last…”

                                                                        Revelation 1:11a NKJV.

“I Am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore…”

                                                                        Revelation 1:18a NKJV

Jesus introduced himself as I Am, repeatedly in the book of revelation to remain us how important it is, for us to realize His presence is always with us. He says I Am the first and the last, what this means is that, if He started it, then He sure would finish it. He wants you and me to trust him. “Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God”(Romans 10:17),which means you can’t have faith in what you’ve not heard,(that’s why sometimes it’s a bit discouraging when looking at the situation one is in; and it’s this discouragement that make us invite the negative universe to us, even when in some cases we are expectant of the positive universe),but now, you’ve heard and also know for a fact that, this faith is only in Christ Jesus(the only location to finding your positive universe). I encourage you to know Him today and invite Him into your universe; your life (to do so please visit my Yes To Jesus Page https://bib4le.wordpress.com/yes-to-jesus/). Once you do this (and I congratulate you if you already have given your life to Jesus Christ or are about to do so, because you will agree with me to this), you will begin to understand the concept of a permanent positive universe (heaven on earth) knowing that:

  • “When you pray and God answers immediately, He does it to increase your Faith,
  • When you pray and God delays, He does it to increase your patience, and
  • When you pray and God does not answer, it’s only because He has better plans for you.”

 

Remember,

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Hebrews 11:1 NKJV

That’s why you need to trust him with your positive universe, and stop calling to yourself the negative universe. But again, this can only be done through Him (https://bib4le.wordpress.com/yes-to-jesus/).

BY:Olabode Oluwatosin