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Fruits of Heavenly Christians (Part II)

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. WHEREFORE BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM. (Matt. 17:15-20)

In this series we are considering the fruits of heavenly Christians. One thing that is constant is change, therefore as you read this message I beseech you to change, amend your ways because heaven is the most important place in God’s plan for all human being irrespective of your tribe, race, colour, religion and location. Heaven is real, forget about any teaching that says it is false. The only book which contains TRUTH of GOD is Bible, please believe it.

Today we shall consider three other fruits of the heavenly Christians: reconciliation, reproof and retain.

RECONCILIATION – This is an act restoring friendly relations between you and God first and others. Apostle Paul equivocally in 2 Cor. 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

It is a call that comes to us as heavenly minded Christians. This call means that if you find yourself in any situation that destroys your holy relationship, fellowship, communionship and worship with God quickly address it, remove it, delete, eliminate and expunge it, that your fellowship with God is immediately restored. In other words, if you suddenly fall into sin, or err, you must deal instantly, confess, forsake the sin and restore your relationship with God.

This is why Jesus taught us how to pray, by saying, “forgive us our sins as we forgive those that sin against us.” Matthew 6:12. This is reconciliation with God and others. As earlier said, reconciliation is two parts, with God and with others. If any offend you, you must forgive immediately and settle the differences because those who keep malice will go to hell and lake of fire. According to Matt. 5:24, it is written “be ye reconciled to your brother…” If you have any disagreement with anyone reconcile now, Eph 4:26.

In the final note, we have been given the ministry of reconciliation. Jesus Christ has reconciled us unto God at salvation and we should go ahead to also reconcile others to Christ by preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2 Cor. 5:16-20 “Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

This is a fruit of heavenly Christians. They practise reconciliation – with God, with others and also preach daily the ministry of reconciliation. Failure to preach Christ daily amounts to plan to go to hell/lake of fire.

Rom 1:16 “ For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” The Apostles continued daily with one accord on the temple and daily move from house to house, street to street, village to village, town to town, city to city preaching the gospel as Jesus did, it is a fruit of a heavenly Christian. When did you preach Christ last? Are you sure, you are still a heavenly Christian? Where is your first love and zeal for the kingdom of heaven? Reconcile someone daily to God. It is a command, go ye therefore…

REPROOF – This is to reprimand, warn, rebuke and show someone where his fault is. Apostle Paul exhorted Pastor Timothy in clear terms “preach the word, be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine” 2Tim 4:2. You must have a perfect hatred for sins but you must have a perfect love for sinners. The hatred for sin will make you to reprove sin, not to compromise your stand for purity and holiness but rather to see sin and rebuke it. This is not condemning people and put on the attitude of holier than others. No! It is to hate sin and encourage sinners to abandon sin and come to Christ to live a life of holiness. This you can do by three ways: Purity within and without, plucking  impurity and planting purity.

Matt. 7:3-6 “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.  Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.”

You must make yourself a living proof of holiness and purity, then use the word of God and lifestyle evangelism to pluck out sins in the lives of others and plant purity in them by constant fellowship with the word of God and people of God in the place of God (church). You must encourage and invite others to fellowship, church, programmes and allow them to abide and grow in Christ, by so doing you have reproved sins and planted purity in their lives.

Jesus will reprove the world of sin, and righteousness and of judgment (John 16:8). We are the Jesus of today. It should be noted that those things that are called sin must not be mentioned among us: fornication, adultery, lying, stealing.

The word of God expressly condemns hypocrites because they live double life, our salvation and holiness without compromise. However, it is unfortunate that we live in a society where evil is highly celebrated eg sagging, lying, materialism, entertainment in churches, nudity, worldliness, boys plaiting and wearing earings and no reproof. In the beginning it was not so. Do you remember how Phinehas the son of Eleazer, the son of Aaron the priest turned away God’s wrath upon Israel when he destroyed Zimri and Coszbi who brought abomination to Israelites camp? Num 25:6-15. We need more Phinehas today, to stamp out evil in our society. Will you be another Phinehas? or Elijah who put an end to Baal prophets? I Kings 18:40.

Sin and corruption is destroying the fabric of our society today because we don’t reprove, rebuke, reprimand and condemn the acts. Rather, churches, christian gathering and christians are imbibing them.

This ought not to be so. It is written: If thy brother trespass rebuke him… Luke 17:3.

Will you continue to celebrate evil or reprove evil? Will your life encourage evil habits or reprove them?

Will heaven accommodate these ungodly acts?

RETAIN – It is a word of power and command. It means to keep it safe, to abide, to maintain, to sustain and continue in it. Our Lord Jesus Christ said “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples”. John 15:7-8.

You cannot retain what you have not received. You cannot receive what you have not believed. You cannot believe what you have not understood. How much of the Bible do you know? How often do you study the Bible? How often do you meditate on the word of God? Many heavenly christians will miss heaven because of their ignorance of the word of God. It is my counsel that you go back to the Bible and reduce your attention, concentration and utilisation of electronic media (especial social media).

To retain our holiness, zealousness, righteousness, prayerfulness and spirituality we need to daily walk in the word of God by reading, studying, meditation, preaching and doing it. (Joshua 1:8) “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

When you see a heavenly minded chrisitan, he/she retains his salvation, holiness and service unto God without reduction rather increasing daily. Job retained his fellowship and integrity to qualify for God’s blessings (Job 2:9).

Let us consider Psalm 15:1-4 “Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. Consider the underlined expression. it means he retained his confession, commitment and changeth not. Have you not changed? In your attempt to be like them in our dressing, talk, activities, association, work etc, have you not changed? You have not retained the knowledge of God in you, hence you have changed (Rom 1:28). It is dangerous. Remember, when Gideon changed and rebuilt the alter of baal which he earlier destroyed, God killed him.

Anyone who failed to retain his/her salvation, commitment and holiness is called backslider. Jesus said unto him, no man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God. (Luke 9:62).

Why must you backslide? Is it because of this present world?

Read this meditatively Rom 8:35, 38-39 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” It means these things that make us to change and not to retain our first love. What will you do now? Won’t you go back to God? Won’t you retain and regain your first love?

If heaven is your desired habitation after this life, you must take to these teachings and make a wise choice. God bless us. it continues in part III.

Maranatha.

Fruits of Heavenly Christians

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. WHEREFORE BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM. (Matt. 17:15-20)

The Kind of a tree is only known by its fruit. Thus, the kind of a person can only be known by its fruit. This message is a call unto genuine examination for all those who desire to inherit heaven after this life, because our life here determines our abode hereafter. The fruit is the revelation of the  true identity of a tree, just as the speech and character is the dress of mind.

The only Saviour of the world, who came from the father in heaven, the only begotten son in whom the father is well pleased was kind to reveal to us that by “their fruits ye shall know them”. Please, don’t point any accusing finger at anybody, but examine yourself first, repent and pray and preach to others.

Let us examine the fruits of heavenly christians from saviours declaration.

  1. REPENTANCE: “Jesus began to preach and to say, REPENT for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matt. 4:17). The word “REPENT” from Jesus Christ is a command to all living being who intends to make heaven his/her habitation after this life. We shall examine this word in detail.

REPENTANCE is metanoia in Greek word.. a change of mind. It means four major processes.

  • To feel or express remorse about something and change
  • To change from any existing cause of behaviour
  • To turn away from a particular way to a new way
  • To turn from the way of sin, satan and darkness unto righteousness, God and light.

John the Baptist in accordance with the Saviour’s command said, “bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance” (Matt. 3:8)

The first fruit expected from all mankind and genuine christians is repentance.

Repentance means a total turn around/away from all previous, former, old ways, habits, behaviour, conversation, friendship, dressing, association, religion, belief, custom, tradition, ungodliness, immoralities, sinfulness, pleasures, treaties, fellowships, unfruitful work of darkness, smoking, drinking, homosexualism, lesbianism, sure bets, fornication, adultery, lies, evil thoughts, murder, malice, reviling, thefts, false witness, blasphemies, fighting, idolatry, pride, deceit, abuse, extortion, fraud, covetousness and worldliness unto God and all his commandments.

What we have noticed in the churches today is a mere confession of being born again without repentance. The process is repentance first which means you are remorseful about your ways of sin, and you consciously determine to change by turning away from all the old things which do not glorify God and you come to Jesus Christ the Saviour with desire for a new life and you confess your sins, forsake them and ask for forgiveness and accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour (i.e. salvation).

The result of the above is a new life in Christ and then the scripture will be fulfilled that “if any man be in Christ, he/she is a NEW CREATURE; old things are passed away; behold all things are become new” (2 Cor 5:17).

But today, we have recycling, remodeling, replacing and redesigning without repentance. The old romance with sin continues, habit and character not changed, the dressing and conversation more like an unbeliever and worldly style being copied into the church. This is not salvation but simonation.

In Acts of Apostles chapter 8, a man called Simon, disguised to be saved without repentance which should lead to a new heart. The bible described him: “But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:” (verse 9). However, when he saw the power of God and Holy Ghost being received by laying of hands by the apostles, he offered them money so that they can give him the power. “But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee,  … for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee… (Acts 8:20-23)

All your parades in church programmes, your attendance contribution, tithes and offering and activities in church and title plus office are not the same with repentance which is the first step before salvation. Although, the pastor, people around you might not know, or confront you but God knows and you should know by now that repentance is the prerequisite to salvation without which no man will see God. Man looketh at the outward but God looketh into what no diagnostic instrument can see that is your secret person that is your spirit mind which is the real you.

Repentance is the first fruit God is asking for unto salvation.

“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord”. (Acts 3:19).

Give your heart unto God for a surgical operation and allow Jesus Christ unto your heart with all the necessary change in your conversation, association, character, dressing and tradition, then the holy spirit and the word of God will continue to feed you and you will continue to grow in God and you are sure heaven is your home after this life. You can call the telephone numbers or visit the website for further counseling.

You are precious, hell is not for you.

There are seven heavenly christian’s fruits in this series – (to be continued in the next edition.)

Sure Principles to POSSESS MONEY

“A feast is made for laughter and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things”. Ecc. 10:19

A complete and total knowledge of the word of God make you a balance heavenly bound Christian and an earthly progressive useful and joyful believer. You must understand that the word of God also teaches on money and it is necessary to fulfil our purpose on earth. Therefore, follow this sumptuous dish on money so as to enjoy your living on earth.

The topic subdivides into four sub-headings which further sub-divides into concrete small elements.

In order to possess/have money these steps are indispensable: (1) Possess the GOD of money (2) Possess the TOOLS of money (3) Possess the KEYS of money (4) Possess the POWER over money.

Let us look at each of the sub-topics in details.

  1. Possess the GOD of money. “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine saith the Lord of hosts” Haggai 2:8. It is eroneous to say that the Devil owns money. God created all things for our good. The use therefore lies with us (men). It is the will of God that we should be rich and blessed. He told Abraham that in blessing I will bless you, that came to pass Gen. 13:2-3. Abraham was very rich in cattle, in silver and in gold.In order to have money, possess the GOD of money. This is possible when you confess your sins and accept Jesus into your life as your Lord and Saviour and you will have the riches. Hear this “the blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich and he added no sorrow with it”. If you have any other means to have money except through God by Jesus Christ, your riches will be bringing sorrows with it. Please, salvation is the first key to riches without sorrow. You can do that now or call this no: 08023436045 for necessary guidance. Jesus Christ came to make us rich, please read these Bible references: 2Cor 8:9; 2Cor 6:10; Phil 4:19.

God said in 1 Sam 2:6-8 “… I make people rich …” You want to have money without sorrow, possess God now.

  1. Possess the TOOLS of money. Tools are implements, weapons, instrument to get a job done or achieve a purpose. The following are useful tools: (1) Get education = full time or part time, it is indispensable, Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” (2) Get an occupation/job/work – either white collar job, or craft, or private practice, or business, or trade, or special services or special ministry. In Ecc. 9:10 it is written “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, …” God can only bless what you lay hands upon to God. Please, it is required in this place that you imbibe the spirit and principle of DILIGENCE/HARDWORK because the word of God only support hardwork. “The soul of the sluggard (lazy) desireth and hath nothing, but the should of the diligent shall be made fat (rich)” Prov. 13:4. The God of Heaven and earth worked for six days and after that He blessed all the created and rested on the seventh day. God can only bless you and make you rich, give you money when you work diligently. Remember, Isaac sowed in the land and reapeth hundred fold because God blessed him in the land of famine. Gen. 26:12. Your money will come and grow like grass when you diligently work – read Prov. 10:4, 12:24.
  2. Possess the KEYS of money. Basic functions of key is to open and close. The keys that open doors to money and close the escape route of money are these: Saving Culture, Investing Culture, Giving Culture and Prudence Culture.Nothing is permanent, the great teacher tells us in Proverbs 23:5 and 27:24 that “… for riches (money) certainly make themselves wings, they fly away as an eagle toward heaven”. You must have a good saving culture, 10% must be the minimum you must save from any income, you can save more. Also, you must invest your savings and your income on profitable projects eg. land, sure business and your children education. Note that without savings and investment your present financial status can collapse and turn to poverty.Please, learn to give, because giving is getting. Prov. 11:24 “There is that scareth and yet increaseth, and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth poverty”. Give to the following: God (your tithe, offering, donation and covenant seeds), your parents, your pastor, the poor (needy), your projects (your nuclear family).

On the final analysis please be prudent. Prudence culture is wise spending and economical. Manage your money wisely or else poverty will become your manager. Please live within your income and don’t live the life of borrowing always.

  1. Possess the POWER OVER money. Money cannot buy your heaven but can buy you hell and all manners of sorrows & life troubles. Hence, the need to have power over money. Do you know that money has power which you must dominate if not you will find yourself in the possession of that Rich Man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31. In 1 Tim 6:10, it is written: For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows”.

There are five keys that will give you power over money so that you will not end in hell because of money: (1) Don’t be highminded (2) Don’t trust in money (3) Don’t forsake God (4) Don’t be hasty to have more money (5) Don’t loose focus of heaven (read your Bible, pray always, join brethren in fellowship, seek counsel from your pastor). You will see all these in 1 Tim 6:17-19.

In conclusion, the first sub-topic is your decision – Possess God of money, the second sub-topic is your Diligence – Possess the tools of money, the third sub-topic is your Determination – Possess the keys of money and the fourth sub-topic is your Dominion – Possess the power over money.

Money is good we need it but then we must follow right steps to make money and sustain the money and use the money until you become a blessing unto nations. That is the plan of God for blessing you. “And you shall be a blessing unto nations” Gen. 12:2-3.

Walking in DOMINION

“And by thy sword shall thou live, and shalt serve thy brothers; and it shall come to pass when thou shall have DOMINION, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck” Gen 27:49 (KJV)

Dominion is the power in humanity today which has lead to inevitable indiscriminate downtrend and total collapse of excellence.
Dominion was given to man as a natural gift and blessing from God Almighty in the beginning: “And God blessed them, and God said unto them (man and woman) be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth”. Gen. 1:28.
We lost the dominion in the garden of Eden after the sin of disobedience but the goodnews is that we gained the dominion back through Jesus Christ. The Essence of this message is to show us how to regain the lost dominion.
We shall discuss this topic under four sub-topics:

1. The meaning of dominion.
A good understanding of what a thing is usually leads to great appreciation and possession of such a thing.
Dominion means ruling power, authority, control, ruling control, ability to be in charge, rulership.

2. The areas we need to exercise dominion.
a. We need to exercise dominion over SELF (flesh & will). Apostle Paul equivocally declared in the Bible; “But I keep under my body and bring into subjection; lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway”. 1 Cor. 9:27 (KJV). We must exercise dominion first of all over our body (members of our body) and our will. Failure to control our flesh and will lead to irreplaceable loss and shame. Great men like Samson, Moses, Reuben and Esau failed to control themselves and they lose great things: Samson lost anointing and kingdom, Moses lost land of Canaan after 80 years of labour, Esau lost his birth right, likewise Reuben.
Things that put to test our dominion over our flesh and will are many but I will mention few: , sex, food, anger, lies, beer, pleasure, cigarettes, indian hemp, music, friends and other ungodly enticement. Once, anyone submits to any of these he/she will suffer irreplaceable loss and shame.
b. we need to exercise dominion over SIN (ungodliness). Sin is Satan In Nature (sin). This means those things which are against the will of God. 1 John 3:4 defines sin as “Whosoever committed sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law”.

Let us look at a few sins according to 1 Cor 6:9-10, “Know ye not that unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God”. You can exercise dominion over all these sins because they usually come as a suggestion in our mind. We can say no and refuse to ponder over them, reason with the enemy and attack them back by resisting speaking the word of God and praying against such always.

Sin is a great destroyer, he destroyed king Saul and Judas Iscariot and they lost the kingdom on earth and in heaven. I pray, you will not lose your God given kingdom and inheritance in Jesus name.

c. We need to exercise dominion over SATAN. The word of God command us thus: “submit yourself therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” The word RESIST means we should exercise dominion, put up a fierce refusal, it is in you, you can do it.
These two people refused the devil:

  • Jesus at the wilderness, he said “Satan get thee behind me” Matt, 4-10.
  • Joseph at Portipher’s house in Egypt, the bible state” But he refused” Gen39-7-11

As a result of their refusal, they become achievers of their purposes in life

Achieving Your Expectations (Desires)

In the time past you might have failed to achieve your expectations, this year your expectations would be achieved in the name of Jesus. It is amazing that everybody has an expectation but only few usually achieve their expectations.
Expectations are visions, goals, desires and end result of a thing. It is very important to understand that there are guiding principles to achieve expectations. Therefore, follow the following wise counsel to bring your expectation to actualization.
Step 1: Define your expectations. What are your expectations? Put your expectations into concrete items: itemize them on a paper. Put your expectations in order of importance. And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry” (Hab, 2:2-3 KJV).
Step 2: Divide your expectations. Put your expectations into specific time frame. A goal without a deadline is a dead goal. Time frame could be, what i want to achieve within 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, 2 years etc. Having done this, you need to take the next step. To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecc. 3:1 KJV).
Step 3: Discuss your expectations with your counsellor. You need a counsellor in life. Seek your consellor’s candid counsel on your expectations. Remember, without counsel purposes are disappointed; but in the multitude of counsellors they are established” (Prov. 15:22).
If you don’t have a counsellor, seek one today, please avoid the errors of Rehoboam and Am on, both sort counsel from their friends and mates and they committed devilish act. You need an elderly holy wise man as a counsellor.
Step 4: Dedicate your expectations to God. This is possible by three ways; pray unto God concerning your expectations. Secondly, search the word of God concerning that expectations which can be a revelation, instruction through the Bible and direction through His servants. Remember his word; “Delight thyself also in the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass” (Ps, 37:4-5).
Step 5: Diligently pursue your expectations after prayers is practical pursuit of what you desire. You have to diligently pursue your expectations. Diligence is the cord linking you and your expectations. You must be ready to righteously pay the diligent price to actualize your purpose this year. The wisest Solomon said ” The soul of the sluggard desireth and had nothing but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat” (Prov. 13:4). Work hard and put away these four elements: excuses, laziness, procrastination and compromise, then you will achieve your expectations.
Step 6: Declare your expectations. Have positive declaration your expectations. Say to your self, speak your expectations into existence but be careful before whom you declare your expectations because there are murderers of expectations and helpers of expectations, therefore be wise.
Jesus said “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine lest they trample them under their feet and turn again and rend you” (Matt. 7:6)
Step 7: Day by day check your expectations. If you fail to daily measure how far how close you are to your expectations, you will never know how best to achieve it. It is written; “yet they seek me daily and delight to know my ways…” (Isaiah 28:2).
Conclusion: As you follow these steps God will back you up and you will achieve your desires this year in Jesus name. Don’t forget that word of God concerning your expectations. It shall not be cut off, it shall surely come to pass(Prov. 23:18).

Giving Is Getting

The sure way to getting anything is giving at all times. This is a natural principle irrespective of whom you are, young or old, rich or poor, literate or illiterate, white or black. The amount of what you get is usually bigger than what you give. The testimony of wealthy people confirms this basic sure key of getting.

The quality of what you give is very important to what you will get. If you sow an infected corn/maize, there is no doubt the maize that will come out of such seed will be infected. The quality of what you give determines the quality, quantity and safety of what you will get.

Also, the motive of giving is equal relevant to what you will get, if your motive of giving is wrong, you might be disappointed that you are not rewarded according to your expectations. Therefore, let your motive be that of kindness, generosity and loving. Then your giving will be positive surprise.

Moreover, unto whom you give is important. Like a former, if you sow into a fertile land, your harvest will be bountiful and reverse will be the case if you sow unto a non-fertile land. It is important to be careful when giving. Give to the right people, places, things in the correct measure for unprecedented return and getting.

In addition, your attitude at the point of giving and afterwards will either bring good harvest, lean harvest or nothing at all. Don’t give proudly, boastfully and scornfully for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Giving is getting, if you give your life to playing you know the result already. if you give your time to good ventures working, reading, praying, service to God , you know your reward will be great positive achievement. Giving is an investment.

To every good investment, there is good interest and profit. Before we conclude this talk, let us answer this four questions

(i) Who is the best giver?

ANSWER
The best giver is God. He gave us the best gift. “For God so love the world, that he gave us, his only begotten son, that who so ever believeth in him will not die but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Jesus is the best gift of God to humanity – the only SON.

(2) What did he give us

ANSWER
God gave us eternal life through Jesus Christ. “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through his son, Jesus Christ” – Rom 6:23. All have sinned and come short of his glory” (Rom 3:23), but God gave us Jesus that we might not go hell and lake of fire but have eternal life in paradise and heaven with Him(God), Don’t choose hell, choose heaven today.

(3) How was the gift given?

ANSWER
The gift(Jesus eternal life) was given to us through his death  on the cross. He was sacrificed for our sins, nailed to the cross and died – that is called crucifixion just to bring us to God, His blood was shed on the cross to take
away our sins – those will believe in Him

(4) What are we to give now and always?

ANSWER
God now demands only one thing from us “My son/daughter give me thine heart/soul/life and let thine eyes observe my ways”. Prov. 23:26. Giving is getting, if you want to get eternal life in heaven therefore give your life to  God through Jesus Christ today. If you want to get riches and wealthy the hear this “this book of the law(Bible) shall nor depart from my mouth, but thou shall meditate therein day and be careful to do all that is written in it, then you will make your ways prosperous and have good success(Joshua 1:8).

If you want to get all that is in this earth then do this seek ye first the kingdom of God and all its righteousness(holy living) and all other things (money, riches, children, children, husband, wife, job, success, house, good health e.t.c )
shall be added unto you(Matthew 6:32-33)”

In conclusion, salvation is the gateway to goodly possession to earth and in heaven.

WISE COUNSEL: Give Jesus a chance this year

“Everyone who hears theses words of mine and acts upon them (obeying them) will be like a sensible (prudent, practical, wise) man who built his house upon the rock. And rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against the house; yet it did not fall, because it has been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a stupid (foolish) man who built his house upon the sand. And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against the house, and it fell – and great and complete was the fall of it.” ( Matt. 7:24-27 Amp)
The above scriptural quotation was uttered by Jesus Christ the wisest. In this year 2015 give Jesus Christ a chance and space in all your decisions. In these seven areas let Jesus Christ rule and reign and at the end of 2015 let us evaluate and see if it is better than other years or not.
1. Let Jesus occupy your mind – give your life to him and be saved Prov. 23:26.
2. Let Jesus occupy your house – give your house and household to be and be blessed – Luke 19:5.
3. Let Jesus occupy your journey – give him control of your journey in him there is safety – Mark 4:35-42.
4. Let Jesus occupy your time/activities – use your time rightly and give him chance in your activities by attending church services and programmes always – Luke 10:43; Psalm 27:4.
5. Let Jesus occupy your decision – ask him daily for direction and obey his commandment and it shall be well with you. Matt 11:28-29.
6. Let Jesus occupy your life – allow him to be seen in your life, let others see Christ in you by your lifestyle, communication, appearance, association and God will be pleased with you and answer your prayers – Psalm 34:17
7. Let Jesus occupy your ministry and work – proclaim him to others every time, declare his doings and expectation and so you will be a channel of blessing and whatever you do will prosper – Mark 16-20.

In conclusion, if you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. John 13:17.

The End Of A New Beginning

There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted sumptuously every day. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores and desiring to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Morever the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And in hell, he lifted up his eyes, being in torment and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tougue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things but now he is comforted and you are tormented. And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed so that they which would pass from here to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from there. Then he said, “I pray you therefore, father that you send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, least they also come in this place of torment”. Abraham said unto him, “They have Moses and Prophets, let them hear them” And he said, “No father Abraham; but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent” And Abraham said unto him, if they hear not Moses and Prophets, neither will they be persuaded if some one rise from the dead. (Luke 16:19-31)

LESSON FOR THE WISE

The wise are usually ready to learn from the sage and be saved. In this narration by Jesus Christ the only one who came from God, died and rose the third day and liveth forever, we have the following undeniable non-controversial TRUTH.

1. We are born one day and we will die someday.

2. We might be poor or rich, we will die someday.

3. We must be careful how we live, for we will die some day

4. We have a place of Joy and torment after death.

5. We die on this earth to start a new life after death.

Therefore death is an end to a new beginning(life) after death. The question we must ask at this junction is, what are the criteria or qualities for those who will go to the place of Joy. or the place of torment after this life? I have read the religion books and circular books. It is only in the bible I found the answer to the question asked above. Jesus saith unto him, “I am the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE no man comes to the FATHER, but by ME” (John 14:6) If Jesus is the Only Way to have joy after this life. Then, we should know how to have Jesus who will take us to God in the place of Joy. These are the steps: Acknowledge your sins and confess them. Repent of your sins and foresake them. By faith say this statement: Jesus I know and I believe you are the Won of God, I confess my sins and I ask you to come into my life, I receive you as my personal Lord and saviour from today. Give me power to sin no more, write my name in the book of life, cancel my name in the book of the death in Jesus Name.

CONCLUSION: if they were wise, they would understand this, they would consider (think) their latter end (Deut: 32:29)