The Pursuit of God

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.(Jer. 29:13)

What will you consider your greatest achievement in life?
What will you acquire that will be your greatest satisfaction?
I am wondering what your answer will be. Your sincere answer will reveal to you the state of your own heart, for where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.
Is it not written that in the last days, the love of many shall grow cold? and that men shall become lovers of themselves?

What is the purpose of life at all?
Why are we here?

We are not here to do our own thing, struggle to pay bills, get a good job, live a comfortable life,
retire early, chill on a yacht and die. Let him that has an ear, hear what the Spirit is saying; I speak
to believers. Today the standard of the world has become the standard of the church.

What unbelievers who have got nothing to do with God have, has become the goals and dreams of believers. Materialism has become the hallmark of God’s blessing in our lives. No wonder the devil is not fighting the church anymore because he is part of the church. If the Bible is the blueprint and foundation of the believer then we have missed it big time.

Okay, what was the life of Paul like, what about Peter and John? Aahhh !!!
Sorry, I know you don’t like messages like this. Honestly speaking, we were not told
what it meant to be a believer; A Death Sentence. The 1st Century church knew this, even
folks in the old testament knew this, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego knew this,
Abraham knew this. It is only the church in the 21st Century that is oblivious.

Let me end here. Have you thought of why the church in Europe is dying?
Now if the gospel was all about prosperity and comfort, then God was very unfair to
men like Paul; who was in prison frequently, beaten with a rod 3 times, given 39 lashes severally,
stoned to death, to John was as dragged from horseback, boiled in oil, drowned in water and when he
refused to die, he was exiled to the Island of death; Patmos with no food and water. Yet even at the Island of death, the heavens opened to him to download the Book of Revelation which he penned down for generations yet unborn to time.

Now when you meet someone like Bill Gates who has all the money in the world to last more than two lifetimes, who does not need healing or miracle, who is not looking for a wife or husband, not looking for rent or school fees or job; what are you going to preach to such a person to give his life to Christ?

Every other area of human life is advancing ie technology, education except Spirituality which is why we continue to be in trouble. The hunter of the souls of men continues to use the same areas of advancement to kill, steal and destroy man.

Do we wonder why people who have all the certificates from world-renowned institutions like the calibrations on a thermometer steal from the poor in society?
Do we wonder what could cause someone with great financial standing and goodwill in society to commit suicide?

It is only the genuine pursuit of God and the preaching of the pure word of God that has the power to transform the souls of men. While education is good, more education without God is a potent tool in the hands of the adversary to the end that the human race be destroyed.

What is your object of pursuit?
Are you pursuing the hand of God (what He gives) or the face of God(knowing Him intimately)?

My heart is heavy

Spiritual Diplomat

There is nothing like cold fire. All fire is hot. Fire does not compromise. Flies do not settle on a hot stove. Fire symbolizes power and aggression. It dominates and conquers. The early Christians had fire in their bones. They were not spiritual diplomats but men and women on fire for God. These days, there are many Christians who are ashamed to broadcast the name of Jesus. But the Apostles collected fire and turned their world upside down. It was side about them “..these that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;” Can we say this is the testimony of our generation? I think not!

Fire empowers God’s people to confront and destroy the works of darkness. How come we attend all manner of well-organized meetings and still produce “ice cream Christians” who cannot even quote one Scripture in the face of the devil.

Fire-emitting Christians are scarce in our time; no wonder darkness is gradually overtaking us on every side. In our time negotiation, compromise, motivational speeches, and counseling has replaced FIRE because there is no power. But it is written “..they overcame him by the blood and the word of their testimony; they loved not their lives unto death”. We almost always forget to add “and they loved not their lives unto death”. Christians are afraid of death because there is no power to deal with the works of darkness, but this was not the testimony of our fathers in the faith.

The devil is not a myth, he is real and interested in your destiny. In fact, he has his destiny for you to fulfill. He is not a diplomat so don’t negotiate with him. If you play with the snake, it will bite you. Don’t sit on the fence because there is no vacuum in the spirit. Arise thou sleeping lion and roar some scriptures, arise and spit FIRE. I am tired of grammar, I want some Power, Give me FIRE.

Be With Him

Sitting under the feet of the master and learning His ways and imbibing His nature and life is better than being all over the place in the name of working for God. He called us first to be with Him before sending us out. He that called us is the same that sends us out. We are unable to stand for Him because we have not been with Him long enough. Our impact is shallow if any because we love activities than real encounters. A form of godliness without the power of God.
Jonah was one man, but his cry brought the entire wicked civilization of Nineveh to its knees.
Today we have churches of 5,000 10,000 50,000 yet darkness is permeating and invading our borders on every side.
Jesus had only 11 men but it was said of them: these men the turned the world upside down have come here hither.
God is looking for depth, not number.

Will you examine your life today to see if you are still in the faith or just going through the motions and performing activities?
Let’s Cry to God for help from a sincere heart and repent.

Biblical View: LGBTQIAP+

As Christians, we are representatives of a superior Kingdom and we are known as such when we bring the values and the mind of the King to bear in our daily discourse. I hear this argument all the time, that let’s put religion out of this discussion and address it from an intellectual perspective. When the mind of a people is reprobate, knowledge has no value to society, and perversion and moral decadence becomes the lot of the people. An intelligent reprobate mind will only find “intelligent” ways to destroy the fundamental blocks of society and nothing else. We need more than intelligence, we need renewed minds here.

As a Chrisitan, God’s word should not only be the moral compass for navigation in a world where the borderlines between good and evil, moral and immoral have been completely eroded but also the final authority on all matters of life.

A true Christian who knows God is not indifferent to evil but loves what God loves and dislikes what God frowns on.
There are too many Christians sitting on the fence because their discernment has been desensitized.
Making arguments outside the parameters of the word of God as a believer is an indication God’s word has no authority and value in your life. By what then, is your yard-stick, what then is your scope of reference? Humanistic and secular views?

Lawyers quote from legal books, Doctors quote from medical books: A Christian must quote and have references from his Bible. There is nothing absolutely wrong with that and that does not make it less intellectual; in fact, it has much more value intellectually. Every discussion has a context and you cannot superimpose your secular, atheistic context over the Christian context.

Of course, because the contexts are different there will be conflicts. That is why every believer is sent to the marketplace of the world to make disciples of nations. Discipling is bringing on board the Christain perspective on all issues of life, not some views of a supposed Atheistic intellectual. We cannot be fishers of men if we remain among men in the same element with them. It is written, come out from among them and be ye separated unto me.

Some argue; it does not hurt anyone, it’s in their rooms. Those are tools to desensitize you and me, to be passive towards their dehumanizing activities. We believers must also do research on some of these things so we can speak with some gusto.

Their activities are not limited to some bedroom escapades between adults as supposed, but active recruitment of the young promising men and women into these acts thereby jeopardizing their future. Statistics show that there is bound to be an 18% rise in HIV/AIDS infections as a result of this behavior. At the end of the day, it hurts everybody and the world at large.

In conclusion, the church of Jesus Christ is being called upon repeatedly, both from within and without, to reappraise its historic posture toward homosexuality. Such a prevailing public challenge demands a response from not only those charged with shepherding the flock of God, but all disciples of Christ, and refuting those who oppose His truth. In the spirit of the Reformers, they must labor so that God’s truth is not obscured by the traditions of men. It is time to study deeper to show ourselves approved unto God a workman that needs not be ashamed.