Wherefore be not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is – Ephesians 5:17
Wisdom, wisdom. Many seek wisdom daily, many pray for wisdom. A number of scriptures speak of wisdom and how to get it, but the verse above simplifies it perfectly for me. According to God’s word in Ephesians 5:17 wisdom is simply knowing God’s will. Those who know God’s will are wise, those who do not are unwise, or fools. “Do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is” – Ephesians 5:17 [NIV].
I stumbled on this song on Sunday and I just can’t seem to stop listening to it. How He Loves Us by Jesus Culture. I had just typed the word Love on my music player and was listening to the search results and that was how I stumbled on this song. I had been listening to it passively till I heard the words “Heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss”. On hearing this I said to myself [please note that I’m absolutely not a racist, I was just amusing myself], anyways, I said to myself: “O gosh, these white people, talking about sloppy wet kisses in a Christian song?”. Well, for the wrong reasons the song caught my attention and I listened to it more raptly. Then the lady singing, Kim Walker-Smith, in sheer inspiration and joyful surrender to the precious Spirit of God, stopped singing and started to speak to the crowd. Her words resonated in this recording so much that it absolutely shook my spirit, and still does at every listen.
Seasons greetings everyone. It’s been a while. May Jesus continue to keep us.Below is a poem that shows how the devil uses the sins of Christians to accuse them, sometimes even with God’s word. It shows how we must rise above all sin and live as true saints of the Holy God. Savour…
Dear dear Christian, you’re such a fraud
How dare you call yourself a son of God?
God is perfect, God doesn’t sin
Yet you do it every day like it’s not a thing
What kind of joy can replace the sorrow of losing Dipo? Me getting a job? Yinka getting married? What possibly in this world can take away the sorrow that came/comes with losing Dipo my loving brother? What God? What? What did you hope to achieve by letting Dipo go? Couldn’t you have achieved whatever you wanted with Dipo still alive? Did Dipo really have to die? The poor guy. Did he really have to be the one sacrificed? What was your selection criteria? Why wasn’t it me or Yinka or anyone else. Why Dipo? What did he do?Didn’t you love him the way You loved us others? Is it really fair? I know You’re always fair so explain it to me so that I’ll understand. You still haven’t this last 12 months.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans 12:21
Not only is doing good the best way to overcome evil, it is the only way. However, oftentimes when faced with evil situations and temptations, retaliating with goodness is the last thing on our minds even as Christians. We tend towards either repaying evil for evil, repaying evil with not-evil, or doing nothing at all.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil – Ephesians 6:11
Years ago, when engaging in heavy spiritual warfare against the enemy, an angel of the Lord appeared to Dr Rebecca Brown to give her specific instructions from Father. She was told to ask every day for Jesus to put on the whole armour of God for her as she battles the adversary. Now since every Christian is perpetually fighting one battle or another daily, this prayer applies to us too. I for one am not sure if I have ever skipped a day in praying for this war gear since I came across it.
Hence let us briefly expound on each of the elements in this armour written in Ephesians 6:13-18 from top gear to bottom gear, so we may reiterate its importance.
Those who hate others are murderers, and you know that murderers do not have eternal life in them. – 1 John 3:15
Christians sometimes struggle with hateful thoughts, and even more so with the understanding of the verse above. But glory to God, this teaching puts an end to all such struggles. Continue reading
Let us run this race, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured, disregarding the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. – Hebrews 12:1-2
There is only one way to successfully run this race to heaven, and that is by looking unto Jesus and absolutely nothing else. Hebrews 11:2 explains why we need to look squarely unto Christ.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. – Hebrews 12:1
Today dear brothers and sisters we are looking into how heaven, and the quest for this our eternal home is a race. Now let us expound on this with this beautiful allegory the Holy Spirit gave me. Continue reading