LET GOD TRAIN YOU "For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried" (Psalms 66:10) Did you know that Moses was forty years old when he ran away from Egypt into the desert? There he became a shepherd for another forty years while in self-exile. He didn't step into his ministry until he was in his eighties. Why did God wait so long? Impatience is the problem with many Christians, most especially ministers. Once they're able to perceive the ministry God has called them into, they immediately launch themselves into it, and five years after God showed them a great vision for their ministry, they become discouraged because they think He has forgotten all about it. God didn't forget about anything at all, you're the one who wasn't yet ready for it! The more yielded you are to the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, the faster the process of your training and the sooner those visions of the Spirit will come to pass in your life or ministry. Moses knew he was the deliverer of the Jews even while he was still living in Pharaoh's palace, but God had to train him for the work ahead; and that took another forty years. Daisy Osborn used to say, "Start from the backyard and work your way to China." You must be well trained by the Holy Spirit; He must prove your faithfulness first.
LIVE AND WALK IN LOVE Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. GET RID of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. BE KIND to each other, TENDERHEARTED, FORGIVING one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:31-32 EVERY believer is in the sanctification process, being perfected in the image of Christ til He comes again. WE are being tried and tested, it's part of the process. And there are adversaries in our pathways. The world, the devil and our flesh. The question is, how do we act? The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy and will do everything and anything and USES ANYONE who allows him to accomplish his plans. Different kinds of people are being sent into our paths. Some are there to bless us, care for us, love us, support and encourage us AND there are others who are sent to annoy us, irritate us, challenge us, stretch us... REMEMBER WE ARE NOT AGAINST THEM. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12) As Children of GOD, WE ARE instructed to GET RID of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. BE kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:31-32) Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing. (Psalm 37:8) 1 Peter 2:1, Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander. All lying, and corrupt communications, that stir up evil desires and lusts, grieve the Spirit of God. Corrupt passions of bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, evil-speaking, and malice, grieve the Holy Spirit. LET US NOT provoke the holy, blessed Spirit of God to withdraw His presence and His gracious influences. GOD IS LOVE. LET US LIVE AND WALK IN LOVE. DO ALL FOR LOVE AND IN LOVE. #walkinlove #treatotherswell
*LEARN TO FORGIVE - IT'S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD* *_"Put up with each other, and forgive anyone who does you wrong, just as Christ has forgiven you" (Colossians 3:13 CEV)._* In life, there're times when others hurt us. Some hurt us intentionally, some unknowingly. But whatever the case may be, the Bible admonishes that we learn to put up with one another, making room for the imperfections of others. It should become your way of life; not allowing the devil any chance to rob you of your happiness. I remember the story of a woman who wouldn't forgive her husband because he lived a wild life and wouldn't go to church. She held bitter grudges against him; she wouldn't just forgive him. Soon, she was diagnosed with cancer and eventually died of it. Understand that she didn't die because of cancer was a great enemy. No, she died because she just didn't let the cancer go; the cancer came from the unforgivingness she harboured in her heart against her husband. You must learn to forgive, no matter what wrong is done to you. Don't even wait for an apology. Let the love of God in your heart be your inspiration for forgiving others of their faults. Maintain a forgiving heart all the time; it's the secret to living a happy and excited life. It would also help you continually see the good in other people and enjoy their pleasantness. #learntoforgive #walkinlove
Popcorns are normally fried in the same pot, in the same oil, at the same time and under the same heat conditions. But they do not all pop at the same time. When flood comes, fish eats ants and when flood recedes, ants eats fish. Only time matters. For making soap, oil is required. But to clean oil, soap is required. This is the irony of life. Everybody needs somebody at any point in time. Do not despise or treat anyone with scorn when they are excelling or failing than you. There is time for everything and for everyone. Have faith... It's our year of PREPARATION ...NEVER GIVE UP! #treatotherswell #lovepeople #makeothershappy #walkinlove #yearofpreparation
VOCALIZE YOUR FAITH. “For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith” (Mark 11:23). The above statement gives us a supernatural law that works without fail and produces results. Our situations may differ, but God’s Word is just like the sun; it gives light to the one who needs it, warmth to those who require warmth, and energy to the one who requires it. You can have whatever you say – it’s a law! ‘This mountain” in the above Scripture could represent anything. For example, getting a job may be the mountain you face, and you’ve got to be specific when you speak to it. Tell it where to move to; speak to your certificate and credentials and tell them, “You are going to the right place and will get the right job for me.” It may seem impossible to imagine that mountain moving, but Jesus said it will, and you better believe what He says. He needs you to realize that the magnitude of the problem does not matter when you believe. Keep saying what God has said to you; it is a principle, a law set in motion that does not fail. Carry this good thought in you every single day.
FAITH DOESN’T ASK “HOW?” When it comes to walking by faith, you must learn to trust God’s Word and never doubt its integrity, for the Word never fails. Some folks, upon receiving counsel, instruction or admonition from the Word, are fond of asking how the Word they have received would come to pass. Faith doesn’t ask “how?” Rather, faith acts on the Word. Don’t ask how the miracle you are expecting will happen. Leave the ‘how’ to God. Your responsibility is to keep living the Word. The challenge you are facing may seem overwhelming, but the Bible tells us that through faith you have already overcome. God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all you can ask or think or imagine. He is too big to be asked the question “how?”; therefore, when He tells you anything, just believe. When God asked Abraham to offer his only son Isaac as a sacrifice, he promptly obeyed. He didn’t ask,” O God, how am I going to become the father of many nations if I offer my only son as a sacrifice?” he left that to the Lord. That’s faith; it doesn’t ask how? Rather it accepts, believes and endorses God’s Word as absolute truth. #faithdoesntaskhow #actontheword #pastorchristeaching
*YOU CAN CHANGE THAT SITUATION! ~ PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME* *_"While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:18)._* Do you know that God is not in the least bit perturbed when you're faced with an unpleasant situation! In fact, He's happy to see you face that challenge because He knows you can change any situation. Paul lets us know this in 2 Corinthians 4:18 when he said *"the things which are seen are temporal";* he meant that they are temporary, subject to change. God is expecting to see you overcome all the challenges you face in life, knowing that you have all it takes to come out victoriously. You may have been told you can't have children, or you've been diagnosed with a terminal disease, or you've been without a job since you graduated five years ago. It doesn't matter what the situation is or how hopeless it seems, God is waiting to see you change it because He knows you can. Realize that you have arrived in the place of change whatever situation you're confronted with. Start by working on your *believing.* Get the Word concerning that situation and meditate on it until you arrive at the point of faith. When *faith* comes, act on it and take *possession* of what you've *believed.* God honours you and promotes you to a higher level spiritually for every triumph of your faith. So make up your mind to activate your faith and change every negative situation, since your spiritual promotions are based on such conquests. https://t.me/LoveWorldwithFirstFlight *FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 4:13* #youcanchangethatsituation #pastorchristeaching
A Day is Coming A day is coming when you will take your last breathe A day is coming when you will leave all your possessions behind A day is coming when your riches cannot pay the angel of death A day is coming when your educational degrees cannot save you Yesterday, you were 10 years,now you are above 10years.Where did all these years go? Just ponder over it Our lives on earth is liken to the wind that passes away. Beloved, someone who is prettier than you died but her beauty couldn't save her. WAKE UP Don't use your body to serve the world. For your body is a temple of God! Someone who is wealthier than you has pass away but his wealth couldn't buy him longevity. WAKE UP SOMEBODY Don't rely on your riches!. Someone who is arrogant than you took his last breathe. WAKE UP & HUMBLE YOURSELF! Your pride and arrogance can't save you A day is coming when well-built men will carry you not in the mansion you built but in a coffin. WAKE UP It's time to get right with God!. You don't know when your life will end so don't procrastinate the salvation of your soul. What are your works;both open and secret works. Remember,God has a book of remembrance(Mal 3:16). Crush the pride,the jealousy,the lying tongue,the fornication and lay it at the feet of the cross. GOD loves you; He doesn't care about what you have done or what you have become! He cares about saving you;Return to him today with a broken heart in prayer Don't live for today;LIVE FOR ETERNITY!. You were made for a greater thing;Nothing in this world can satisfy you.. #stayintheword #sticktotheword #meditateontheword #speaktheword #actontheword #walkinlove #godfirst #walkbyfaith #walkwithgod #behumble #adayiscoming #stayprepared #setyourprioritiesright
🔸Clean your heart daily with forgiveness. 🔸Avoid jealousy to keep yourself nourished always. 🔸Sprinkle yourself with love, it is the sweetest perfume. 🔸Wear a smile to give your face a perfect glow. 💫 💫 Have a blessed day.. 🌺🌷💐🌹🌻 🙏🌞 Good Morning 🌞🙏
THE ARGUMENT ON CHALLENGES I love challenges because... They are my stepping stones To my promotions. I love challenges because... Therein lies More testimonies. I love challenges because... Then, is the glory of God Manifested in the child of God. I love challenges because... They are my opportunies To strengthen my faith. In schools, We wrote exams to test us Whether or not For the next level, to qualify us Challenges are exams Of life, Testing us whether or not We can move to the next level. Challenges are exams Of faith Testing us whether or not Our faith has grown. Challenges are exams Of strength; Testing us whether or not Our strength has increased... For what saith the Scripture? If thou faint in the day of adversity, Thy strength is small. Now, brothers and sisters; Wiithout challenges, How are you gonna know Whether or not You have grown in the Word; For even He that overcame All worldly challenges Also foretold us, After receiving the Word, Adversity will arise For the sake of the Word !! Now tell me, my brethren: Which parent Doesn't long to see their Crawling child, Walking on two feet? And, if all long to see that day, Do they not make their child Stand on two feet, Then they stand at the other end, Clapping their hands, Encouraging the child to step up? Baby steps... Baby steps... One...two Oops he's down... Baby steps... Baby steps... One...two...three... Hey, catch her before she falls. Falls? Yes, falls... For, for every learner There is room for mistakes. Now, people of God: If the worldly parent, As wicked as they are! Desires to see their child grow And so challenges them? How much more shall The Heavenly Father, Whose nature is love, Do the same? So what shall we say then, To these things? Challenges are promotions. Challenges are opportunities. Challenges are stepping stones. Challenges are springboards. Challenges are bread... For Caleb saith, "These giants are bread... Let us go at once!!" And we, Having the same spirit of faith, We believe, And therefore say, Challenges come!! ©January 2016, BOLD Poetry www.bold1516.wordpress.com #theargumentonchallenges #thinkright #seeright #talkright #actright