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Get God Involved 

As a christian youth, i have often struggled with the idea behind understanding one’s purpose. More often than not, i’ve been perplexed with ‘why’ and ‘how’ to accomplish this purpose, even when i seemingly knew what it was.

It can really be frustrating when we do not understand why we exist, or for what purpose we live. It is therefore said that,  ‘to know the purpose of something… always ask the manufacturer’, but this has become a  cliché. This is because we always talked about it to the hearing of the manufacturer, but never to that point were he has a say in the conversation.

As a christian, i know my creator is God and his manual is the Bible, from experience, i know that it is only in getting God involved that the true  definition of our purpose can be revealed.

Get to Know God, seek him and you will find your purpose. You are already on this journey; get God involved.

God bless you

Oluwatosin Olabode

Dear Husbands

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One thing that can limit your prayers-
One sure thing that can HINDER your prayers is treating your wives with Disrespect. Once there is an interference with your prayer life  (your lifeline to communicating with God), then, there will be no ‘peace of mind’, calm and absolute joy that can only be gotten from God.

1st Peter 3:7
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives,
and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. (NIV)…

Proverbs 18:22
He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the
LORD. (NIV)…

It’s simple- you beat her and God retains His favour. You call her weak and your life reflects weakness (little wonder you find succour in pride…drugs….alcohol and punches).

When the Bible says ‘weaker vessels’, it implies that men are also ‘weak’- just not as ‘weak’ as women…(contextual)

Therefore, the process of submission for a woman- YOUR WIFE is a duty and not a function of her person.  If it was her person and not a role as it is; the bible would have recommended her to be submissive to every man, but it says TO YOUR OWN HUSBAND (1st Peter 3:1a).. It’s that simple- she isn’t ‘lesser’ than you- SHE UPGRADES YOU!!!

Colossians 3:18
Wives, submit yourselves unto your OWN husbands, as it is fit in the Lord… (KJV)

Ephesians 5:24
Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their OWN husbands in every thing… (KJV)

With love
Oluwatosin Olabode (sst).

Dear Wives….coming soon.

Are You At Your place Of Relevance?

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Darkness is just an adjective
That cease to exist with the coming of Light.
Her entrance brings Glory,
She shines as the evidence of her presence…

‘You are the Light of the world…’
Does the world know you?
‘… a city set on the hill cannot be hid’
Are you still to the public- private?

You are relevant and needed
In the house* of your destiny.
In veiw of your purpose;
The reason you were created,
The reason you are the way you are-
You will matter 100% in that home*

This is your Light- your Life
Doing what He has called you to do.
Anything else would explain why you’re not shinning!

You are beautiful
He is beauty
You are human
Yes- He’s been human too
You are Image-
Created in the the likeness of the Father

You are Light because He remains ‘the Light’…

Just like the sun
If you are not in the appropriate point of ‘existing’
As in, the exact location,
Your consequent surrounding
Would either be too hot and burn
Or too cold and freeze

Be at your point of Relevance!

*sst*
@doublest_ST
Oluwatosin Olabode

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)

Keeping Tabs- Life in 2015

These are moral lessons life teaches us daily as we are becoming who we would become, Life meets each and every one of us in different ways, so if these lessons don’t directly apply to you, feel free to drop some lessons below that might apply to us…

  • Life is a reflection of you.
  • Life is beautiful when your heart is beautiful; life is ugly when your heart is ugly.
  • Life entails your “being” not your “doing”.
  • ‘Life is only a mistake, when after its occurrence you learnt nothing’.
  • Love is hurtful to the other person when one chooses selfish self-protection against giving the other a chance to earn trust
  • ‘To love the most; one must come to terms with “love bears all thing”.
  • “When the teacher is teaching and your mind is somewhere else, when an exam is set, the answer will be somewhere else”.
  • ‘When you want to show off, make sure you are alone’.
  • When you want to complain,  come-plain.
  • When it’s time to get out, GET OUT!!!
  • Never use your good moments alone to judge who people are, always take note of them when things are at the worst for you.
  • There is healing in silence, but it is not the cure to any problem.

Food for thought-

The year is in its second month, are you in the second (or better put, a more productive) phase of your plans for the year or those resolutions have since become forgotten issues?

from your very own SST
Strictly Simple from Tosin

You Are On Ur Own

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The first surgery and operation was not done in the hospital but in the garden- Genesis 2:7, 21-22… If you’re waiting for God to follow earthly procedures, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN!!!

Jesus first miracle wasn’t in the church, it was at a party- John 2:1-11… If you’re waiting to see Jesus consider what people would say before he does what is right, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN!!!

Jesus answered every temptation with scripture- Mtthew 4:1-11… If your Christianity is to answer temptations with your wisdom or explained version of His word, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN!!!

Jesus is Him that leaves His throne to be with those who rejected and are still rejecting Him- John 1:10-11… If you’re expecting a proud King to rule you, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN!!!

He wasn’t moved by the outward giving of some fake people, rather the very little a honest heart brought-Luke 21:1-4… If you’re expecting Jesus to be move by anything not motive, I’m sorry to disappoint you, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN!!!

But this is the law, the church doctrine, the relationship condition! If you go out of context,you’re such a sinner. Jesus healed on a Sabbath- Matthew 12:9-13… People spoke about and against it, what the heck??? Right is right, no matter how many people think it’s wrong and wrong is wrong, no matter how many people think its right, if you think otherwise, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN!!!

Jesus wept- John 11:35… If you hide your emotions because you think your Master does the same, or because you think it’s a sign of weakness, THINK Again, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN!!!

God ordered the praise team to be in front while the mighty men of battle stood behind on a journey to war – 2 Chronicles 20:21… If you’re expecting the usual physical strength to be the reason God will choose you, then, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN!!! I’m sorry to disappoint you, He works more with your availability than your ability.

If you are serving a God who will ask you to come to Him but keep your problems (no matter how little) to yourself- Matthew 11:28-30… Then you do not know who to serve,  YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN!!!

     The truth about this fact is this, Walking with God is as simple as you let it be. Your relationship with Christ is not to be defined by the standards of this world, but rather by the standard of God himself, using the Bible as a guide. GOD LOVES YOU, and He want you to know, IF IT TAKES YOU BEING IN THE MINORITY’s SCHOOL OF THOUGHT TO SERVE HIM, THEN IT SURE WOULD BE WORTH IT…

My charge for you today is to Walk with God’s principles and not the principles cooked up by man’s Pride, or else, YOU ARE ON UR OWN!!!

With love 4m ur very own,
Olabode Oluwatosin

A Lesson for Life…

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Principle of the Weed-

     Whenever fresh good plants are grown, fresh good weeds spring up too, without permission and tend to even grow better (if care is not taken) than the real plants. This same truth is applicable to life; when something good is about to happen, when God is ready to bring out something new in you, something else that is bad and capable of destroying that good (off course,  only with your permission) naturally comes up.
     From the lesson of the plant and weed, only the planter (farmer) can save the plant 100% by making sure no particle of that weed remains through various SET means… The plant on its own cannot fight the weed completely. This same principle applies to life; no man can fight the challenges that comes to his life as a result of the new things God is about doing ( or is already doing) for him, unless with the help of the Holy Spirit (that is, God).
     Just like in the concept of the plant and the weed; even when the weed is removed in stage one of the plant’s life, when the plant hits stage two, another weed springs up (and continuously like that), so also is it with life. For every new step you take, there is a new distraction ( whatever the hindrances might be), unless you have CHRIST your creator  ( as the plant, the farmer!), you would fall into those distractions-
     However, there is a stage the plant reaches, that the weed becomes insignificant, as its effects become fruitless and useless; better put, the weed becomes as though, absent. This is the same effect living your life with Christ has, when you put your trust so strongly in him, the weeds (distractions, e.t.c.) begin to ask “HEY YOU, HAVE YOU NOT NOTICED US ?”. It’s a level you reach in Christ, that hell must fear !!!   

In the words of SST-
                    ” IT’s A LEVEL Hell BETTER NOT TRY”.

     My charge to you; Dear Reader, is to stop worrying and complaining about the things life owes you, and use this little understanding to connect more directly with your Creator, so you do not owe Life anything when your time comes…

                                      
                                                                                                 
Yours truly,

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