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    God Of Second Chance

    Thank you Mr. Mario.
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    God Of Second Chance

    Let me examine the incident in Acts 15:36 -41. Paul and Barnabas hosted a crusade and John Mark accompanied them(Acts 15:36-41). Great miracles occurred in this meeting and the disciples where pleased by the move of God but John Mark was homesick and longed to be with his mother. So he left but came back. This mummy's boy attitude irritated Paul and though Barnabas urged him to be patient, he refused and it led to their separation. However, although no Barnabas gospel can be found in the Bible but Barnabas groomed John Mark who wrote the Mark gospel and became beneficial to Paul while he was in prison. It’s good to know that if you miss an opportunity with God, He will give you another chance. A 24 Karat Gold does not lose its value when it falls into mud water, you only need to clean it. Everyone deserves a second chance.
  3. I wish I had better news but my brakes failed on my car. Was denied benefits this week. But I choose to let the Lord Jesus have his way in my heart my real desire is to better serve him with my whole heart & soul.


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    Domestic Violence

    Thank you.
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    Domestic Violence

    Domestic violence is not only physical, it is also verbal. The enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10). Verbal abuses aim at destroying your self esteem and cripple your will power. Jesus was no exception to this torture, He was mocked while he was on the cross. In Matthew 27:42 people, priest and the elders mock Jesus, and shout at him while he is hanging on the cross: "He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God." But isn't it interesting, He was unresponsive and was not provoked over their accusations because the Lord did not need anyone to prove His worth. Friends, you cannot beat the enemy in his own game so do not waste your time responding to his accusations because you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9). YOUR EYES AND GOD'S EYES ARE ONE, SEE YOURSELF THE WAY HE SEES YOU. Despite all these things, overwhelming victory is mine through Christ, who loved me - Romans 8:37-39
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    How To Find Amazing Peace Among The Tombstones

    Jesus said He has built mansions, places for us to live that are beyond our wildest dreams. And gold is something that will be so abundant in heaven that we will walk on it. Ironic, isn't it? The very things the Lord tells us not to hold tightly to down here will be part of our reward up there! I love this article and was especially touched by above words. Life is fragile and should not be wasted in chasing after things that mean nothing.
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    Analysis On The Temptation Of Jesus 2

    Its nice to have you here again. Today, we will examine the second part of the temptation of Jesus. It can be found in Luke 4:5. WEALTH AND POWER OF THE WORLD: In Luke 4:5, the Devil took Jesus to a high mountain and showed Him all the Kingdoms of the world and he said I will give you all the power and wealth if you bow down and worship me. And Jesus replied; It is written " worship the Lord your God and serve only Him". In the book of Genesis 1:26, God said; "let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion ... over all the earth". Money is man made, what man creates is beneath him but unfortunately money controls a large majority of men. Robert Walser said; money rules the world. Does it really? Prosperity was part of man's dominion mandate but he sold it out to the devil after his obedience at the Garden of Eden. Thanks be to the Lord who purchased us back with His Blood and gave us back our heritage. "For your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich (2 Corinthians 8:9)" However, 'wealth' in this context does not imply material wealth but all round blessings. In Acts 3:6; Peter told the man born lame from his mother's womb, silver and gold I have not but what I have I give to you. Silver and gold signifies money, it is limited to only things you can buy. Christian wealth is generational and endless. Personally, I have come to discover that no matter how much you own, the only one who can satisfy the human heart is the one who created it. I have met many rich men and women who are unhappy. One of the misunderstandings among those in the Body of Christ, is many build their prayer line on a GIVE ME, GIVE ME meditation. Few persons hunger to be close to the LORD. Let me say this, when Jesus died, Mary Magdalene did not go to the tomb to get anything from the MASTER, the bible records she went with oil to anoint His body and He revealed Himself to her. Many Christians run to God when they have problems, healing is a part of God, riches is a part of God, power is a part of God but a relationship with God is all of God. If you want the full package, seek God and He will give you the whole of Him which includes, relationship, love, healing, wealth, joy and so much more. This second temptation of Jesus is a test of character. In John 12:31 the Devil is called the "ruler of this world," but he does not have outright ownership. Satan entices you with much but he will rob you of every penny. He is the father of lies (John 8:44). Jesus did not trade His love for the Father for anything the world can give. This world is temporal, let reach out for the eternal. I remember, a lady I knew way back in the University, so eager to make money and enjoy the pleasures of this world, she slept with a certain rich man, who gave her some money but spiritually tormented her day and night, even in her dreams and she lost her mind. Hear this! You can desire to build mansions and hotels round the world but if cancer hits you, what do you do with all you have acquired. Life is fragile, everything can be gained and lost in a twinkle of an eye. Do not trade you life for temporary benefits. Do not give up your life for things that mean nothing.The most precious things in life are things you cannot buy or replace. In the parable of the prodigal son, the boy was already blessed in his father's bosom but greed pushed him out of his father's protection, when he left, he did not only take the limited money with him, he lost his father's coverage, blessings, shield and prosperity, he lost everything and in the quest for survival was willing to feed pigs and eat their food. When we are not satisfied with the gifts of God, we will submit to the slavery of the devil. Here are a few Bible verses to study on greed; Hebrews 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 1 Peter 1:24 For “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls. 1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. John 12:43 For they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God. Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Thank you Jesus. Holy Spirit my partner. Shalom!
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    The Updated Version

    In those days I worked for a private firm as a social media journalist, we were very enthusiastic about being the first to break a news on the media platform. However the rotational editor was more interested in updates to that Breaking News. He/She will say; can you get the cause of the incident?. Likewise the Holy Book is filled with updates, a song writer said; 'it is new every morning'. Every time you read a particular verse, the Spirit of God reveals something new. When Jesus was tempted in Luke 4, Satan quoted Psalm 91 when he said; "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written: "'He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'" but Jesus gave him the updated version, He quoted Deut. 6:16; "Do not put the LORD your God to the test" . The reason we have .arguments among those in the Body of Christ, is because no one wants to hear the updated version, they pick one verse and close their minds to the revelation meaning in other verses and belittle other teachings. When you think you know God totally, He will show you another side. Who can discover the end knowledge of God? Who can graduate from the University of the Holy Spirit? Thank you Holy Spirit, my life partner.
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    Your Ananias

    According to the Vocabulary Dictionary, to belittle means to put down, or to make another person feel as though they aren't important. In order words, it is a cruel way of making someone else seem less important than yourself. I want to point out that, Saul before he became Apostle Paul was well learned, spoke three languages, was a law maker, a great psychologist and an intelligent theologian in the Roman law; between AD 15—20 Saul began his studies of the Hebrew Scriptures in the city of Jerusalem under Rabbi Gamaliel. It was under Gamaliel that Saul would begin an in-depth study of the Law with the famous rabbi but when he met Jesus on his way to Damascus and got blind, Jesus did not send him to a major prophet or general overseer for healing. The Lord send him to an ordinary man known as Ananias who was not famous and had no title to his name. That housemaid may be your Ananias, that driver may be your Ananias, that motor boy may be your Ananias. God confers authority and greatness on man, he does not take it by himself. Treat everyone with kindness. "All flesh is like grace and all its glory like a flower of grass. The grass withers, and flower falls( 1 Peter 1:24)" Thank you Holy Spirit. Shalom!
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    Kryptonite

    Greatness is not measured by trophies, a great man is one who has conquered himself. No matter how expensive a cup is, no one wants to drink from it if its dirty. David is a canvas on which I paint,he overcame many battles, he was strong and anointed but he had a weakness for beautiful women that he slept with another's wife. Everyone has a kryptonite and I do not have an exemption card. Apostle Paul's kryptonite was the death of Christians but when he met grace, he did not reduce from killing 20,000 Christians to 3,000, he stopped entirely. Peter's kypronite was fear to stand on his own and when Jesus was away he denied him. But when he met grace at the upperroom, boldness took over and he preached in the open. Lord in 2018 give us the grace to rise above that kryptonite. HAPPY 2018 LOVELIES!
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    Ist & 2Nd Adam

    I examine the 1st Adam and the 2nd Adam (Thank you Holy Spirit). The devil failed when he tempted Jesus to turn stones to bread (Luke 4) because JESUS IS BREAD, the Bible clearly states that Jesus is the BREAD of life (John 6:35). At the passover feast He gave His body as bread. The Israelites where fed Manna in the wilderness but Jesus said; He is the true bread (John 6:31-33). But when the Devil tempted Eve and said to her if you eat of this fruit you will be like God, did she forget she was already made in the image of God. Genesis 1:26 - "And now we will make man; they will be like us and resemble us". Sometimes the Devil indisguise tempts you with what you already have. Today I celebrate my LORD, one who loved even when His love was under threat. One day I will walk those streets of gold and hear you say WELL DONE. MERRY CHRISTMAS LOVELIES!!!
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    Remember Christ Is Available

    This one of the greatest master piece I have ever read. It is a life changer. Please change it with the world.
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    The True Test Of Friendship

    The Lord always commended those who had great faith but when He was at the cross and in the tomb, there was no record of the centurion solider, his disciples, blind bartimaeus who became healed, Lazarus, the lady at the well or the 10 men healed of leprosy there. Mary Magdalene went to His tomb not because she had faith but because she had great love, a love so great that when she met an empty tomb, she cried they have taken my Lord. The true test of friendship, is loving when there is no advantage. Therefore avoid people who silence your personality because they think you are not SUPERMAN. Superman was Clark Kent, it was not that Clark Kent was Superman. The Lord told Samuel, "I have found a man after my own heart". One of the reasons Samuel found it difficult to locate David was because David was a boy not a man. But God called him by his strength. There is a KID and KING in every man, do not waste your time with anyone who addresses the KID in you. Go to those who accept your flaws and will help you rise above it. Thank you Holy Spirit.
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    Fundamental Principles Shared By All Religions

    Everything in the universe, every plant and animal, every rock, every particle of matter or light wave, is bound by laws which it has no choice but to obey. The Bible tells us that there are laws of nature—“ordinances of heaven and earth” (Jeremiah 33:25). These laws describe the way God normally accomplishes His will in the universe. There are roughly 4,200 religions in the world. There are five basic religions Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. They have over 25 core principles that run uniformly through the world’s major religious teachings — as put forth by Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Krishna, Shankara, Confucius etc. After years of research by different authors and social scientist, they arrived at a conclusion that these fundamental principles cannot be aborted whether one is aware of them or not. It governs the universe. Only the Creator can altered it. However we will examine 7 core principles in this article. They are as follows: 1. One God: All things generate from one access. Whatever name each religion chooses to call divinity, the basic principle of this major religions states, all people and all things are of one essence. Everything originate from One creator. However, Buddhist have different gods and deities. Hinduism belief One Supreme Reality (Brahman) manifested in many gods and goddesses. Other religions who practice one God is Judaism, Deism, Cao Dai, Eckankar, Hare Krishna, New Age, Rastafarianism, Spiritualism, Zoroastrianism etc “The Lord is our God, The Lord is One” -Shema, Hebrew Prayer “Allah is One” - Koran,112:1 “The One is Lord of all the moves” - Rig Veda III.54.8(Hinduism) “There is only One God.” -Chief Seattle 2. Golden Rule: It is also called the ethic of reciprocity. It is a general moral principle. The principle states "don't treat others in a way that you would not like to be treated" OR “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you (Mat. 7:12).” Either way the message is the same. Life they say is a mirror. “All beings long for happiness.Therefore extend thy compassion to all. He who wishes his own happiness, let him cultivate goodwill towards all the world”- Buddha "What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow: this is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn".— Shabbath folio:31a, Babylonian Talmud" None of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself."— An-Nawawi's Forty Hadith 13 (p. 56) One should never do that to another which one regards as injurious to one’s own self. This, in brief, is the rule of dharma. Other behavior is due to selfish desires.— Brihaspati, Mahabharata 3. Law of Karma: This principle simply means; "what goes around, comes around." Most religions have their own interpretation of karma and warn followers that your choices and actions have consequences. I will examine the principle of Karma only in principle and not in the area of reincarnation. Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton's law of 'every action must have a reaction'. A good action creates good karma, as does good intent. A bad action creates bad karma, as does bad intent. Buddhism teaches the joy of not being in debt and finding your career path. Still, the things that make us happiest in life are not things we can add up with a whatever deeds they do—good or evil—of such they will be the heirs - Buddhism. Christian Bible states you will reap what you sow(Galatians 6:7). This is the great mystery of human life. Aware or unaware, all are ruled by this inevitable principle. Though in some cases the Lord has shown mercy. 4. Give : Studies have found that the most successful people tend to be givers rather than takers, and religions advocate this idea of selflessness and charity. Christians often use the term "stewardship" when referring to financial giving while Jews use "tzedakah" to refer to "acts of charity" which include charitable giving. A general definition of "charity" is: "A voluntary giving of money or other help to those in need." "Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full--pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap".-Luke 6:38 "Go your ways, oh monks, for the benefit of many, for the happiness of many, out of compassion for the world, for the good, benefit and happiness of gods and men".-Buddha Albert Einstein went so far as to declare that Judaism isn't really a religion, but a tradition that celebrates the beauty of every single life . "(Founder) Guru Nanak said that if you want to meet God, serve the poor people," Johar says. "Be like the flower that gives its fragrance to even the hand that crushes it." - Imam Ali ibn 5. All humans are united: This simply means since we all originate from one source, the world is one family. We are all united regardless of what family we belong to. It can also be referred to as Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam is a Sanskrit phrase found in Hindu texts such as the Maha Upanishad, which means "the world is one family". A harm to one maybe a harm to all. Baba said, “The whole universe is our home and all residing in it belong to our family. Every woman is a mother or sister and every man a father or brother. This is all God’s family. You can do service of the highest order only if your thoughts are centered on God. Instead of trying to see God in a particular appearance, it is better to see him in everything.” The bottom line is, life is about the people you're with, a sense of community with those around you; nothing else matters nearly as much. Great success is not in paper notes, it is in service to others. More so, Catholic mass includes, shaking of hands with the strangers "peace be with you" in your pew—I bestow peace on you, you bestow it on me, and at least in that moment everything is right with the world. Islam's five daily prayer practices, for example, bring followers together throughout the day, as do other religion's formal, regular services. “God hath made of one blood all nations that dwell upon the face of the Earth” -Bible, Acts 17:16 “All creatures are members of the one family of God” - Muhammad “Human beings, all, are as head, arms, trunk, and legs unto one another”- The Vedas “One thing we know. All men are brothers”- Chief Seattle 6. Aim for achievements, not money: Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism seem to agree that more money doesn't always mean more happiness. Material possessions are great, but happiness doesn't come from the items you own. Money can also distract you from the bigger picture, as Jesus said: It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Imam Ali ibn abi Talib says: "The parable of this world is like your shadow - If you stop, it stands still. If you chase it, it distances itself from you." Buddhism teaches the joy of not being in debt and finding your career path. Still, the things that make us happiest in life are not things we can add up with a calculator. 7. Know Yourself: Although religions have very structured practices, self-reflection is strongly encouraged. A Christian writer John Calvin acknowledges that sound wisdom are of two parts; the knowledge of God and of ourselves. Calvin argued that one could not truly know God without knowing oneself and that one couldn't truly know oneself without knowing God. Calvin acknowledged the obvious dilemma in saying, "which one precedes and brings forth the other is not easy to discern." There is need for an intimate relationship with God. Without that, you will only acquire vain knowledge. This explains why we have many persons who can preach perfectly but their personal life lacks direction. They have the talents but no power to control themselves as though they are just entertainers. Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib advises:"One who often thinks and reflects develops his foresight and vision." “If thou seekest hidden treasures, thou shall find the knowledge of God”-Bible, Proverbs “Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave” - Muhammad “True knowledge can only be attained by a human being.”- Krishna “Search with sincerity and in the end you will find the truth.” -Buddha Shalom!!!
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    The Religious Vs The Righteous

    "If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal".- 1 Corinthians 13: 1 Men of JEANS are admired, men of POWER are feared, men of WEALTH are envied but men of CHARACTER are trustworthy. Judas ate with Jesus at the last supper, he was part of the evangelical crew, his feet was washed by Jesus, he was the Lord's chief treasure but his uncontrollable love for money eventually led him to betray Jesus. This proves RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES does not equal RIGHTEOUSNESS. The thing that really builds character in us is the faith we have in the character of God. In Exodus 32:1-35, Moses left the Israelite for sometime to meet with God at the mountain but while he was away, the people became anxious and made themselves another god simply because Moses was taking too long to come from the mountain. And though Moses asked the Lord to have mercy on the people but God punished them for that act. God is after our heart, he needs our obedience not religious rites. I attended a burial ceremony and immediately a man standing close to me saw one of the Church ushers in the Church, he was shocked and began to shout; 'how can this wicked man be a church usher'. The Usher was so embarrassed he moved fast to the next roll. So many people in the Body of Christ think their religious activities can cover up their offenses. The Lord knows and sees every hidden wickedness. We are suppose to be the express image of God, not only in our local Church but also in our work place and every where we go to. Another typical instance can be found in 2 Samuel 6, when the Ark of God was brought to Jerusalem. But before it was returned, the Philistines had the Ark, they placed the Ark in Dagon's temple in Ashdod but removed it when the Lord destroyed the idol of Dagon (1 Sam. 5). And the people where smitten with a disease, they removed the Ark from Ashdod to several other cities but in each city the people fell ill, so the Ark was returned to the Israelite. David and all Israelite celebrated its return but the bible records that during the celebration ceremony, they placed the Ark on a rock-in oxen and when Uzzah reached out and took hold of the Ark because the oxen stumbled the Lord’s anger burned against Uzzah and he fell down dead. David was afraid of what had happened and he said, “How can the Ark of the Lord ever come to me?” He did not take the Ark of the Lord with him to the City of David. Instead, he took it to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite. The Ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months, and the Lord blessed him and his entire household (2 Samuel 6). Let analyze reasons Uzzah died, Uzzah was the son of Abinadab, chosen by David, to guide the new cart but God does not choose base on personal sentiments. The fact your brother is a pastor does not make you automatically an assistant pastor, the affairs of God is base on divine selection. God had given Israel a pattern for transporting the Ark of the Covenant - the sons of Kohath, the son of Aaron, were given the responsibility of transporting the Ark. The high priest was assigned to cover the Ark with a veil and the sons of Kohath were to carry the Ark on their shoulders (Num. 4:1 -15). But this did not happen. Isn't interesting that though David and the Israelite played musical instruments and danced with all their mind but it did not stop Uzzah from falling dead. Many times we see Church folks sing praises and dance to songs coming from the choir but immediately the Church service is over, just at the church car park, you see the same persons swearing and cursing the church security personnel' for asking them to park their cars properly. This means while they were dancing they were just having a Church experience, Jesus is far from their hearts. This is similar to what happened back in the day when the Ark was brought back to Jerusalem. They did not follow the standards laid by God so Uzzah died. We must understand that religious rites do not cover up for disobedience to God. Likewise the Philistines suffered for placing the Ark in the Dagon temple, when the Israelite placed the Ark of God on their new cart they too ignored the divinely appointed order and substituted their own arrangements. It was until Uzziah fell dead that David had to ask God what was right. One of the problems we have in the Body of Christ is we do things our way and forget to seek God first. David acted without divine orders and it resulted to consequences. Three months later, when David brought the Ark from the house of Obed-edom, he had learned the lesson of following the Lord's pattern. He order, "None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the Lord chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever" (1 Chron. 15:2). The new cart or rock-in oxen is like a parrot who listens to the message of a Pastor and preaches the same message. We all know Parrots can repeat what they hear but a Parrot cannot display the true character of God. We have many people in the Body of Christ who clap their hands all day but their fruits are soar. They clean the Church but only for people to see them and praise them, right inside their homes they are a terror. A taxi man once told him, his wife is a dedicated church member and a member of the christian mothers but for one year she has not allowed him sleep with her. The true identity of Christian life is love. In the new covenant, the Ark of God is in the tablet of our hearts. He lives in us. 1 Corinthians 13, clearly states that no religious action can take the place of love. Jesus used Himself as an typical example at the cross, when he did not curse those who persecuted Him. And maybe blind Bartimaeus who got healed by Him was among those who persecuted him but He prayed they all be forgiven. We are not entertainers we are the express image of Christ. To know Jesus is to live for Jesus. Invite the Holy Spirit and let God live the holiness in you. Many people are in Church but are not growing because they do the works of righteousness without the God of righteousness. We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21) Thank you Holy Spirit. Shalom!
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