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Accept God’s Better Ways.   Leave a comment

There are myriads of problems confronting man. One thing is that humanity will always want solutions to those problems. Not only this, man has his own ways of solving problems according to the wisdom God gave him. However, man’s ways are always different from God’s ways and His ways are always better. His solutions are morin superior.

It is worthy of note that human problems are not caused by any other but they are self.inflicted. Man authors his problems.

For example, in the days of God’s people, Israel, in the wilderness, God of their fathers fed them with Angel’s food but soon, they hated the food and craved Egyptian meals. They complained against God, Moses and their provision thus,
“There is nothing to eat here and nothing to drink.
And we hate this horrible manna.” Numbers 21:5. NLT.

As a result of this complaint, the Lord sent poisonous snakes among them and many were bitten and lost their lives.

These people of God realised their wrong-doing and wanted a solution to that snake attack.

What was their way of solving that problem?

They said,
“We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you(Moses).
Prray that the Lord will take away the snakes.” verse 7.

Moses, their leader and lover of God’s people listened to their request and went to God to present His people’s demand before Him.
“Ttake away the snakes.” was what the people wanted but their Creator had a better option.

What was this? God responded to Moses’ prayer thus,
“Make a replica of a poisonous snake and attach it to a pole.
All who are bitten will live if they simply look at it!” verse 8.

Can you see the difference between man’s solution and God’s?

Let us examine about three benefits of God’s solution here:
1. The snakes were commissioned as a disciplinary measure for His people’s misbehavior. It was not the Israelites who expressly requested the snakes, so they could nott ask for them to be taken away. For the snakes to continue their corrective assignment, they must remain among them; to be their monitors.

2. It became a test of the children of Israel. God wanted to know those who will obey His instructions. The condition for getting healing was “look at” the replica of that poisonous snake. Therefore, whoever fails to look at it chose to die and his blood would be object his head. He had no one to blame for his death.

3. It was designed to be a “type” of what would happen later. It became a reference point later because Jesus referred to it. He said He must be lifted up on a tree as Moses did a replica of a poisonous snake in the wilderness.

So, God remains the most supreme. He reserved the right to do the best He thought.

My beloved reader, present your request to the Lord but be prepared to accept whatever He chose to offer you because His options are always better with His reasons whether you understand them or not. He does everything in reference to His bigger plan for you, your generation and the coming ones.
Stay blessed and rapturable because the Lord is coming soon.

Accept God’s Better Ways.   Leave a comment

There are myriads of problems confronting man. One thing is that humanity will always want solutions to those problems. Not only this, man has his own ways of solving problems according to the wisdom God gave him. However, man’s ways are always different from God’s ways and His ways are always better. His solutions are morin superior.

It is worthy of note that human problems are not caused by any other but they are self.inflicted. Man authors his problems.

For example, in the days of God’s people, Israel, in the wilderness, God of their fathers fed them with Angel’s food but soon, they hated the food and craved Egyptian meals. They complained against God, Moses and their provision thus,
“There is nothing to eat here and nothing to drink.
And we hate this horrible manna.” Numbers 21:5. NLT.

As a result of this complaint, the Lord sent poisonous snakes among them and many were bitten and lost their lives.

These people of God realised their wrong-doing and wanted a solution to that snake attack.

What was their way of solving that problem?

They said,
“We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you(Moses).
Prray that the Lord will take away the snakes.” verse 7.

Moses, their leader and lover of God’s people listened to their request and went to God to present His people’s demand before Him.
“Ttake away the snakes.” was what the people wanted but their Creator had a better option.

What was this? God responded to Moses’ prayer thus,
“Make a replica of a poisonous snake and attach it to a pole.
All who are bitten will live if they simply look at it!” verse 8.

Can you see the difference between man’s solution and God’s?

Let us examine about three benefits of God’s solution here:
1. The snakes were commissioned as a disciplinary measure for His people’s misbehavior. It was not the Israelites who expressly requested the snakes, so they could nott ask for them to be taken away. For the snakes to continue their corrective assignment, they must remain among them; to be their monitors.

2. It became a test of the children of Israel. God wanted to know those who will obey His instructions. The condition for getting healing was “look at” the replica of that poisonous snake. Therefore, whoever fails to look at it chose to die and his blood would be object his head. He had no one to blame for his death.

3. It was designed to be a “type” of what would happen later. It became a reference point later because Jesus referred to it. He said He must be lifted up on a tree as Moses did a replica of a poisonous snake in the wilderness.

So, God remains the most supreme. He reserved the right to do the best He thought.

My beloved reader, present your request to the Lord but be prepared to accept whatever He chose to offer you because His options are always better with His reasons whether you understand them or not. He does everything in reference to His bigger plan for you, your generation and the coming ones.
Stay blessed and rapturable because the Lord is coming soon.

You Can Be A Happy Woman   Leave a comment

On May 22, 2015, a woman Minister of God referred to men as containers bought by a woman whose contents are not known at the time of purchase. On arrival at home, opening of the containers reaveal the true contents. She said some women found beverages in their containers. Some women found sand in theirs; while many women found granite. Discoveries of women after marriage differ in respect of the true contents of their men.

This is true.

Are you surprised? I don’t know if you will agree with me that there is no one formula for marrriage. What do I mean? Each marriage has what will make it work. Thank God, the Scriptures has the formulae for ALL MARRRIAGES as revealed by the Holy Spirit. For a marriage to be successful calls for hard work.

You must work hard to make your marrriage a success.

Do you believe that each content of every container has its use and value? Do you agree that each has its chains of benefits? To derive any benefit from the contents of a container calls for diligence.

For instance, from the sister’s analogy, if you find beverages in your container, you need to take certain steps to derive maximum benefits from it. You need to prepare it before taking it. At this point, I don’t want to burden you with the steps you will take but think for a few minutes on “If I receive a tin of beverages, how do I take it? What steps will I take?”.

Those who find lemon in their containers do not need to go about complaining to whoever care to listen about their findings. They need to sit down and think deeply on how to make the best use of it. Any woman who found lemon in her containers can easily make lemonade out of them. She can enjoy this with others.

The functions of beverages is entirely different from that of lemon. Yet, both are of value to their owners. Do you understand this?

That is why “A happy woman is not the one who married the best man, it is the woman who makes the best of the one she married.” is a supporter of what the woman Minister said as quoted earlier.

Do you know how you can make the best out of your man? There is a key disclosed in Proverbs 14:1?
“The wise woman builds her house,
But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.”
You need wisdom to make the best use of the contents of your man. WISDOM! It is the principal thing.

Relying on force, murmuring, complaining, strong attacks, craftiness and other flesh based devices cannot be of any positive help to you but wisdom.

How do you acquire the required wisdom to handle your man? James 1:5 teaches that, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

Do you want to be happy in your home? Searching again for “an ideal man” is not the next line of action but asking God for the wisdom to turn your man to the “Ideal Man” you desire. Who knows? Your getting married to your man may be the beginning of your ministry or it may be your major ministry for which you will receive fron the Lord,
“Well done, good and faithful servant; …enter into the joy of your Lord.”
Stay blessed abduction rapturable because the Lord is coming.
Note.
Scriptures quoted are from New King James Version.

Can You Love Your Enemies?   Leave a comment

“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” Luke 6:27 NKJV.

The above verse of the Scriptures is a direct and straight forward command from Jesus Christ. Every lover of the Lord must obey ALL His commands without exception. This command of the Lord may look “hard” to obey by Christians but with the help of the Holy Spirit, it can become easy to obey.

One thing I have observed about every command of Jesus Christ is that each has great benefits. To access these benefits calls for following each command to the last letter.

Now, let us examine about five reasons, among others, Jesus commands us to “Love your enemies”.

REASON ONE.
Peace is sure.
You will be at peace with your God and yourself. Loving your enemies will not allow your relationship with God to be strained. You will not have any hidden root of bitterness in your heart towards anybody. The Lord your God will be pleased with you all the time.

Your heart will also be at peace. You will have no time to brood over what your enemies have done to you and to think about ways of revenge. Your will spend your time on things that are good and pleasing to God.

REASON TWO.
You will not sow evil.
If you love your enemies, you will not sow an evil seed. Hatred is an evil thing. If you hate your enemies, you will not hesitate to do them evil. If you sow an evil seed, it is sure that you will reap the same.

Therefore, Jesus does not want any evil to befall you that is one reason He command you (and all His followers) to love your enemies. The law remains forever,
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the spirit will of the spirit reap everlasting life.” Galatians 6:7-8 NKJV.

To love your enemies is sowing to the Spirit and you will reap everlasting life.

REASON THREE.
Love is an effective weapon of conversion.
Jesus Christ is the best pattern Christians can follow. He is a Doer of what He preaches. He lives by example. No believer can claim to love Christ before conversion or salvation. Romans 5:8 reveals to us,
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

It was Christ’s love that converted all Christians; so your love can also change your enemies to become your friends. Jesus informs all believers that,
“You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.” John 15:14 NKJV.
Therefore, you can turn enemies into friends if you love them.

REASON FOUR.
Enemies will be at a risk.
You will put your enemies at a great risk. How? Love is a good thing. To love is to do good. In the same vein, to hate is to do evil. If you do good, you are supposed to reap same. If you do evil, you will reap it.

Now, if you do good to your enemies by loving them and they continued to hate you, they are sowing evil and will reap evil. The book of Proverbs 17:13 reveals,
“Whoever rewards evil for good,
Evil will not depart from his house.” NKJV.
Can you see that to “Love your enemies” is a sure weapon to destroy your enemies?

REASON FIVE.
It an evidence or proof.
Are you a child of the Most High God? If you are truly saved, you must take after your Heavenly Father who adopted you by His love that never fails. You nust do whatever He does . Christ instructs,
“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you; do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons (daughters) of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:44-45.

Do you want to resemble your Father in heaven? Then, love your enemies! This “love your enemies” will aid your being rapturable because you will not have bitterness of heart against anyone. Although you must obey other commands to be worthy to go with the Lord when He comes.

Are you ready for Him? The Lord will come anytime from now. Love your enemies!
Stay blessed and rapturable.
Shalom!

For Your Home In June   Leave a comment

Welcome into the month of June 2015! As from now, may your home enjoy peace and rest which pass all understandings in Jesus Name.

Stay blessed and rapturable because the Lord is coming soon.

Posted June 1, 2015 by 4thlink in For All

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