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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.

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Posted June 1, 2015 by 4thlink in For All

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Am I Matured To Be Married?   Leave a comment

There is a question that every man must ask and answer himself faithfully before he will think of becoming a home maker. It is “Am I Matured To Be Married?”

Every fruit tree planted has its “gestation period”. Whoever wants to eat the fruit of any tree planted must wait until its time to bring forth fruits.
No short cut!

So it is with marrriage!

However, in marrriage today, maturity has been thrown into the winds. So many people engage in early marrriage; this results in grave consequences. You can read the first part of this piece titled “Seven Dangers Resulting from Immaturity.” on this blog.

In the year 2011, I met a woman during an evangelical visitation who explained her matrimonial problems; I volunteered to visit her husband their home.

She objected, saying,
“My husband may not want to listen to you.”

“Why?” I asked.

“Already, he has married a second wife. We are now two in his hands.”

“Why was it so soon? The two of you are still young.”

“Immaturity was our undoing.”, she finally declared.

Immaturity!

Not being ripe for marrriage before venturing into it remains not only a great threat to but a destroyer of homes.

This piece and subsequent ones, in fact this blog in general, intends to help the young ones, as well as the young at heart, who are already married; no matther how long they have done so.

It is important to state here that singles will need more patient to be involved in marrriage so that they will not rush in only to rush out.

The married people will also know those areas of life where they are yet to mature before they were involved in marrriage with the purpose of making positive changes where necessary.

A marrriage to be successful involved hardwork but many people do not know. It is only those who have developed the required energy and are diligent will make it work. Are you ready to make yours work?

If yes, prepare your mind to read about FIVE AREAS TO CONSIDER BEFORE MARRRIAGE starting from the next piece.
Stay blessed and rapturable because the Lord is coming soon.

Posted January 23, 2015 by 4thlink in For All

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There Is A Reason For This Season   Leave a comment

Do you know there is A Reason For This Season In Your Home?

This is Christmas seasion when every home rejoices and makes merry. Many things take place within and outside the home to show the joy associated with this season. These include, eating, drinking, dancing, exchange of gifts and so on.

This is good because in the presence of the Lord is fullness of joy. This is the portion of every home built on Christ, the Rock of ages.

Is yours one of them?

Beloved, do you know that you must not celebrate Christ’s birth in vain? There is a reason for this season which you must not forget or overlook.

Do you ask, “what can this reason be?”

This is “Reconciliation!”. Jesus came into this world to reconcile mankind, including you and me as well as our homes, with his Maker and the Architect of homes. Your celebration will be double if you and every member of your household have already been reconciled to God. Not only this, you will have unceasing joy until you return to Him.

Therefore, be reconciled! The birth of Christ changed the history of the world, He can change your story too and what needs to be altered in your home.

Only welcome Him into your life and home as your Lord and Savior. Do away with all old bad habits and forsake all of them.

Henceforth, live and lead every menber of your household according to the Holy Scriptures.

Let me remind or inform you that years before His birth, many men of God predicted His coming birth which we now celebrate.

Do you know or remember that He also promised coming to take ALL those who believe and faithfully follow Him?

Are you prepared with members of your household to go with Him if He comes today?

I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in advance.
Stay blessed and rapturable.

Posted December 25, 2014 by 4thlink in For All

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Sowing Is Reaping   1 comment

Do you know that what you sow is what you reap, even in multiples? It is a true statement in all ramifications!

For this reason, if you want peace to reign in your home, begin to sow and reap love.

Sow a thought of love,
And you reap an act of love.

Sow an act of love,
And you reap a habit of love.

Sow a habit of love,
And you reap a character of love.

Sow a character of love,
And you reap a destiny of love.

This is the truth of life and the top secret of peace in the home.

Posted June 24, 2013 by 4thlink in For All

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Lest I Forget!   Leave a comment

As you have seen clearly in the two case studies we have examined in the last two write-ups,SEEK PEACE in the home,your Jerusalem; PURSUE PEACE outside it.
It is a must to Seek Peace in the home. This calls for sacrifice by all means possible. It must be with love not law or by force.
It must be gently and patiently sought UNTIL it is attained and retained permanently. The value of peace within your householm is well spent out in Ecclesiastes 4:12 thus,
‘Though one may be overpowered
by another,two can withstand
him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly
broken.
In brief,this verse tells us that a man or woman alone may be easily overpowered by another person. However,a man and his wife will surely withstand an opponent.
That will happen if tiere is peace between them.
Do you see that it is a must? Tha verse concludes that a family of father,mother and their children,a threefold cord,is not easily broken. How more difficult will it be if other members of a household are brought in?
The effectiveness and efficiency of a peaceful home is rightly put thus
‘…one chase a thousand,
And two put ten thousand to flight,…’ Deuteronomy 32:32a.
This can be interpreted that as one chases a thousand,two will put ten thousand to flight and three will drite away one hundred thousand.That is a threefold cord in action for you.
There are three enemies of every home,ditto mankind. These are satan,sin and the world. Each of these enemies is strong enough to distablise a home,if care is not taken. That is why every resources within the home must be deployed to chase these enemies away for peace to reign.
The combined effort of the members of a peaceful household will overcome these permanent enemies. If there is no fears within the home,the war without can be fought and won.
Even members of a home must not lose sight of the fact that the peace in the home does not guarantte peace outside but will surely pave the way for it.
Each member must know that there is war without and must be fought. Know this that every war has battles contained within it. Satanic war is there. Sin war is not wanted. War from the world is ever present!
Peace must therefore be pursued by chasing these enemies who are ever ready to invade every home away.
Read the lamentation of a man in Jeremiah10:20,
‘My tent (home) is plundered,
And all my cords are broken,
My children have gone from me,
And they are no more.
There is no one to pitch my tent
anymore,
Or set up my curtains.’
The cords were broken because they were weak as a result of lack of unity and peace. Do you love to lament like him? Please be wise,seek peace in the home and pursue it outside. It shall be well with you.

Posted July 2, 2012 by 4thlink in Uncategorized

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Certificate Of Rejoicing   Leave a comment

Rejoicing!
You will rejoice,
Because you can rejoice
At the end of your labour,
When your effort is success-crowned!

Your invitation cards,
Will soon be sent out,
To relatives,neighbors and friends;
If you seek Peace,
Until you have found Peace!

It is very important to also stress that the result of your search for Peace until you find it is far more of value than you can ever imagine.That is why you must not relent in your effort to seek Peace in your home. A certificate of rejoicing will be divinely issued to you for the whole world to see.Let us enumerate the value as it affects,
One,you.You have joy at the end of your finding your lost piece of coin,ie the peace.No doubt about that.When Peace returns to your home,you will be the first beneficiary.Divine joy will naturally flow into your heart.You will have repeated joy,unceasing joy filling your heart.You will be the first to rejoice after finding it.
Two,your family members.Next after you are the members of your immediate family,nuclear first and the extended next.These set of people are the next to rejoice after you.They are also direct beneficiaries of Peace returning to your home.Peace will turn your nuclear family into the right and appropriate “three-fold cords” that are not easy to break which your home is supposed to be by divine design.
Three,friends and neighbours.When you have found Peace,you can call your friends and neighbors together saying,”Rejoice with me,for I have found the piece(peace) which I lost!” Luke 15:9.
Pay attention to this,these people were not part of your searching for Peace, that is a one-man affair.Even if they were ready to be part of your search team,your refusal to co-operate will render their effort useless.The task of getting Peace is your sole responsibility.People will rejoice with you when your effort is crowned with success and a certificate of rejoicing issued to you.
Please,let me know if you have seen a person or family that invite people to rejoice with them when divorce or separation is taking place.I know about re-marriage taking place,what about you?
Four,the church.The church of God will join you to celebrate.No church member should be happy when separation or divorce takes place.Every Holy Spirit filled church member ought to rejoice when a family is re-united.
This means that your seeking peace until you find it will surely make people of God rejoice you.They must have helplessly shared in your sorrow when the “one piece” was lost.You can make them to rejoice with you,therefore determine to do so by searching for peace UNTIL you find it.
Five,angels.As you,your family members,friemds and neighbors and people of God rejoice,the angels of God will also rejoice with you because an errant person must have had a change of heart.”Likewise,I say to you,there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”Luke 15:10
Do you agree with me that in every home where there is no Peace,someone went astray? Now that the fellow repents and comes back home,the host of heaven will also rejoice.I pray that “May the Lord equip you to restore perfect Peace to your home so that mankind and angels of God will rejoice with you”.
Seek peace,a certificate of rejoicing is waiting for you from above.
NB:Bible quotations are from New King James Version.Words in brackets are added.

Two Legs Of A Peaceful Home (Part One)   Leave a comment

The first of the two legs of a peaceful home is
PRAYER! PRAYER!! PRAYER!!!
Last week, we discussed about a lover called the Prince Of Peace. He is the mainstay of a peaceful home. His absence means trouble for any occupier of such home. There is no alternative to the Prince Of Peace.
Why is He so important in the home? Simple! He is the “author and finisher” of a home. He initiated it in the mouth of the Father. As it was, so it is! That means having a very good rapport with Him guarrantees peace in your home front. He is the only one that has all the keys you need to open the doors of peace.
PRAYER!
The first leg of a peaceful home is Prayer! Jesus Christ started His ministry with it. To start a home involves two persons, a male and a female. The question now is, “how do you know the right man or woman to spend the rest of your life with?” it is only the Prince of Peace that can best match make. You need to talk to him to link you with the best person for you. You can’t do it on your own. After identifying that right man or woman, you need to continue to pray.
PRAYER!!
To get something good is a result of prayer. To retain it also calls for prayer. There are people who were joined to the right partners but lost them a few months or years after; other alternatives do not work! They now lick their fingers in regrets. May this not be your portion in Jesus’ name.
To maintain a lasting relationship requires Prayer. Do not relent in doing this. May you not be a loser. Please pray.
PRAYER!!!
It does not end there. You must pray about EVERYTHING in your home. Elder Paul’s exhortation is”pray at all times” (I Thess 5:17). For peace to reign supreme in your home, you must dialogue always, without ceasing, with the Prince Of Peace.
To fail to do this is to fail to have peace at home. An hymn has this to say. (CAC Hymn 532)
What a friend we have in Jesus.
All our sins and griefs to bear;
What a privelege to carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer.
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear–
All because we do not carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer.
2. Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a Friend so faithful.
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness.
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
And that is the position. You suffer much pain when you do not pray about everything. That is why no part of your home must be left unprayed for. If you talk to the Prince of Peace, you will have His perfect peace in your home.
Next week, by God’s grace, we shall discuss together the second leg of a peaceful home. Meet you then…

The Scripture quoted is from Good News For Modern Man.