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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)

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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

Guess Who Is Born

It was told by an angel,

He would be called Emmanuel

Conceived of the Holy Spirit

Born as the Son of God…

 

Mary a precious virgin

Joseph a fortunate fellow,

Being used by God,

To bring the wonderful Saviour

 

As an everlasting Father

Something was missing-

Eternal life of course…

He brought out from heaven

So the Master can find

His kind, when He comes back.

 

Guesswho is born

The clues are simple,

Point Him to your situation

And it will reference His authority.

 

He came so we can come,

Was crucified;

And called it proposal…

He paid His bride price;

We called it salvation,

So as to release a revelation

That sinks into every nation.

 

Guess who is born-

His best men came from heaven

Remember Moses and Elijah;

While He was yet praying-

Or you’ve forgotten at the wedding

Goodness and Mercy;

Your bride’s maid; who will always follow you!

And were in attendance…

If you can remember, or are just realizing-

 

Revelation says “He’s coming for His bride”,

Remember the criterion to heaven, is a Yes to Jesus;

An acceptance to that proposal, you called crucifixion!!!

For, for that reason, He actually came!!!

                             

Guess who is born-

He’s the creator,

 I AM that I AM,

 Son of the living God,

The soon coming KING…

 

When was He born???

Actually, He is being born…

No time passes, without His birth.

But who then is being born???

 

He’s the one that:

Can be born,

Will be born,

Oh! Has been born;

In You, in Me, in all of Us…

 

If you knew, you wouldn’t think

If you don’t think; you didn’t guess,

Because you actually know,

I know Jesus-

I know He’s born

I pray He’s born in your heart today

Merry Christmas!!!

By:Olabode Oluwatosin

Strictly simple from Tosin- SST-

But it’s Not Wrong!!!

Doing things that are not wrong would send a lot of people to the wrong place…

 Luke 10: 38-42

38 As Jesus and his disciples went on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha welcomed him in her home. 39 She had a sister named Mary, who sat down at the feet of the Lord and listened to his teaching. 40 Martha was upset over all the work she had to do, so she came and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her to come and help me!”41 The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha! You are worried and troubled over so many things, 42 but just one is needed. Mary has chosen the right thing, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Martha did nothing wrong, but Jesus rebuked her, not because that was not right, it was not the most important. The Pharisees did nothing wrong by trying to serve God perfectly but the Lord rebuked them (their perfection became to their standard and not His). Scripture says:

Matthew 7:21

21 “Not everyone who calls me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but        only those who do what my Father in heaven wants them to do.

For you to call someone your lord, you must be under him or have accepted to be, when Jesus said this, He wasn’t referring to the “unsaved” (He is their Lord, but they don’t call Him one), NO, He was referring to the “saved”. It’s not wrong to call, accept and make Him your Lord; yet He rebukes them (once the motive is faulty).

Revelations 3:15-16

15 I know what you have done; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were either one or the other! 16 But because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I am going to spit you out of my mouth!

I will pour them out that are neither hot nor cold. Let’s analyse this; there are only two concepts in existence: God and the devil, now when God knowing this says you’re neither of them, what does He mean? This requires you to settle down and think- be still; when someone is not of God, automatically, he is of the devil (and vice versa), God knows this, but do you? Now can someone be of God and not of God? YES, can someone be of the devil and not be of the devil, NO, the bible says

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…

My people perish because of lack of KNOW-legde, when you do things that are not wrong, you THINK you have done right, listen to me, there is only one right! And that right is JESUS, those the book of revelation was referring to, were or are those that think they know Him, not those that know the know Him. Right-Choice people not Righteous people; the former have done nothing wrong but still have not done anything right! Let’s look at it mathematically (parable of maths…lol),once you miss the First formula, no matter how right the other formulas are, you will never get the correct answer, so also it is with Christianity, once you miss the first and most important step, all the rest no matter how good the world sees it becomes useless,

(1+1= 3, 2+2= 4, total =7 wrong even though the 2nd step was correct)

again still with maths, if your 1st step is correct but along the line you make a mistake, unless you realize, and correct, you would end up with a wrong answer, likewise Christianity, if you have drifted away, unless you confess and forsake not just your evil but wrong ways; you will end up in a terrible way. Those that do wrong know they are wrong so it’s easy for them to repent, those that do not do right (actually think they do), don’t know they are wrong so it’s more difficult for them to repent! Wait, what are they repenting from? That’s the point! haha! Sounds familiar… Jesus is the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Him… John 14:6 nkjv

Hi, unless you have said yes to Jesus (in case you haven’t and want to, kindly follow this linkhttps://bib4le.wordpress.com/yes-to-jesus/to do so and also know why you are), all your works with Him might be useful but at the end of the day, you will just be useless…

All scriptures are from the good news translation unless otherwise

BY: OLABODE OLUWATOSIN…

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

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.

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