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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

SIN- Satan’s Influential Nature.

For me, what comes to mind when the word sin is mentioned is, “Satan’s Influence Nothing else” (satan’s influential nature)! this is the state at which one is disconnected from God (it is important to note that the prefix “dis” thus used here stands for distant, meaning God is just distantly connected to us when we are sinners, but so distant, He can’t connect or help us), remember He said:

“…I will never leave you nor forsake you”…Hebrews 13:5b

 “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…” James 4:8

Meaning He is with us, but in way that requires us going to Him. God doesn’t first of all draw close to us while we are still in sin because as much as He is a merciful Father (Deuteronomy 4:31); He is also a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29). A sinner is who we have become not what we are; the true us is the image of God-

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them”… Gen 1:27

…if it is true that man is defined by life, then the mortal body is not who we are, God in all wisdom knew that man would fall- {someone might be thinking, if God is so good, why didn’t He just pretend the fall of man never happened and just create another master plan, why didn’t He just cover-up, no He had a plan, He still does concerning you, He solved it before it could ever come up-

 

“All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world”… Revelation 13:8

 

And we know from John 1:29 that the Lamb spoken of- here is Jesus

 

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world “John 1:29

 

And so therefore, here is what you should understand

 

“knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. He indeed was foreordained (appointed) before the foundation (creation) of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you”… 1st Peter 1:18-20

 

This is to say, THE SOLUTION TO THE FALL OF MAN WAS SOLVED BEFORE THE FIRST MANT FELL!!!}

… But since His image couldn’t fall, He created a body to house the fall of man; called SIN. God hates sin not the sinner (not you, just the bad things you do), again this is prove that sin is not who we are, but what we have become. Sin is innate in our natural DNA; it’s not something you acquire after birth-

“Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity and in sin, my mother conceived me… Psalm 51-5”

…sin is a recessive gene that is dominant on earth once given birth too, and remains dominant until… (And that is why even a repented soul, after the sin gene has returned to its normal recessive nature even here on earth, when the person gives birth, that recessive gene picks up again in  the child and becomes dominant).

Now, realizing it’s not by your strength that the sin entered you, it is important to also note that, it’s not by your strength that the sin would be gotten out of you. Sin is the distance between you and God, the separation of you from God’s will- here is how it works in a sinner’s life:

GOD—GOD’S WILL—US… (What should be)

Now, since sin can’t take God’s place and can also not take our place, it takes the place of God’s will in our life (this is only because God’s will becomes manifest in us when we allow Him, the devil can control what we allow, if we let him), we now have,

GOD—SIN—MAN… (What actually is)

and so when GOD looks to see His will in man, all He sees is Sin in man, God’s will is defined as anything you can think of- that I know you’re thinking of right now!!! that’s what sin is stealing away (note, its present continuous, His mercies are new every morning, so every time they come, sin legally steals them away)

But, here is something that should interest you-

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”… Romans 5-8

…Christ did not die for us after we sinned, but rather while we were still sinners. This means the solution had been given long before we realized we sinned, of course, the essence of the death of Christ Jesus cannot be over emphasised. Sin was not in our master plan but became part of our master plan as a result of satan’s influential nature, and so, that’s why even while things were wrong, He was making right (He is making right)…He sent His Son to die for us because the devil comes to kill, to steal and to destroy!, the devil is greedy; he doesn’t just stop at trying to steal God’s will in your life, he also wants to kill and destroy our being which is the image of God, he doesn’t only want you to sin but, to also go to hell were, you wish you were killed and destroyed while eternally living, not somewhere even the devil wants to be but has to be…

Satan’s influential nature doesn’t have your name in it, only satan’s. You have been redeemed through the blood of the Lamb; the only  begotten Son of God and so don’t allow satan deceive you otherwise, thereby stealing, killing and destroying God’s will for your life.

“The thief (devil) does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I (Jesus) have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly”… John 10:10

All scriptures are from the New King James version of the bible.

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

God Doesn’t Send People To Hell, They Volunteer

                                      

“God doesn’t send people to hell, they volunteer”

                                                                                 Unknown

It would be natural to say God is unfair if He sends some people to hell, so it’s also only natural to understand that he doesn’t, as a reference, let’s study the account in Luke 16:19-31, given key interest to verses 24-28…

…19 “There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day.  20 But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, 21 desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.  22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.  23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

24 “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’  25 But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.  26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’ 27 “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house,  28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’

 29 Abraham said to him, ‘they have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’  30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’  31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.”

                                                                                    Luke 16:19-17:1 NKJV

The rich man says (paraphrasing), please Abraham, tell Lazarus to tell my people not to come, he didn’t say please Abraham tell God not to send my people here as seen from the above scripture. The things is, people don’t even know they are sending themselves to hell, they actually think its God that will send them there (either ways, they know based on their lifestyle, that they are going there), not knowing He only permit their choice after warning them beyond reasonable doubts. Once you’re there, without doubt, you will affirm to have sent yourself there, but the good news is you don’t have to go there; we already have a testimony from someone that is still there.

God loves us so much that He day and night cries over those of us who constantly choose hell over Him (have you ever wondered why God doesn’t sleep? well now you know). There is nothing once you have gotten to hell that He can do because doing anything then, will be against His own self, what we call sin in the form of compromise, but(THE GOOD NEWS) there is everything He can do (WHICH HE DOES) so even though you have chosen hell can end up landing in heaven.I mean, He sent His only begotten son to die for us- Now it is very important  to note the time  God  sent His son to die for(since the Son brings salvation, it  will be useless to have sent Him after we finished sinning thus landing safely in hell)

8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

                                                                                    Romans 5:8 NKJV

Still, makes it is a conditional statement such that, the determination has not been reached which means (please listen, this is important) God sent His Son to die for us  while we were still on the road to hell, which means we can still make heaven!!!(If that’s not good news, I don’t know what is). The only person that cannot be forgiven is that person in whom judgment has been made on (devil, that’s you and only you) but anyone else, heaven is still waiting for you, you can make heaven today; even now…

43 And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”

                                                                                     Luke 23:43 NKJV

(Don’t be scared that only dying takes you there, God took the dying part already, yours is to take the heaven part)

God did not come to send you to hell; He came to save you from hell.

17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

                                                                                     John 3:17 NKJV

It’s only late when you are already in hell (and the rich man testified to that, even more, telling us, those still on earth can make heaven; talking to his brothers; those still in sin)

From our story, the rich man wanted to make heaven so bad he stated evangelising in hell, but it was too late. You might say you will accept Jesus later, and choose heaven later, but you are never sure how close to hell you already are on your journey. Today, taking a purse- and accepting Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour could be (which actually is) the only thing that can save you from hell.

 I mean why risk it? when it cost you nothing to get salvation and cost God everything, to the extend He said in John 19:30

… It is finished…!!!(Think deep)

…Meaning complete, no more/no less is needed….

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.

                                                                                     John 1:12

 

If you’ve never RECEIVED JESUS into your life as your Lord and Personal Saviour and would want to do so, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU GO TO MY YES TO JESUS PAGE  NOW (https://bib4le.wordpress.com/yes-to-jesus/), so you can do so and also confirm why you are doing thus so. If also you know someone that hasn’t received Jesus into his or her life; YES TO JESUS is a page to invite them too.

 Remember Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

                                                                                     John 14:6 NKJV

This is to say, unless you’ve come to know Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour; you are still on your way to hell, which shouldn’t be. This means you are not glorifying God instead the devil…

NOTE

God doesn’t send people to hell, the volunteer!

                                                                                   Unknown

Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite

            importance. What it cannot be is moderately important…

                                                                                  C.S. Lewis                                    

Heaven is not for sinners, it’s for those who were once sinners….

                                                                                  Olabode oluwatosin

 God bless you as the Holy Spirit of God leads you now…( https://bib4le.wordpress.com/yes-to-jesus/)

 

BY: Olabode Oluwatosin