Hi, Jesus loves you
Do you really love Him? Many times we profess how we cannot live without our lover but to tell people about this lover, we shy away from it. We can say so many things about other people and things but not our beloved. This post aims at encouraging you to market the one you love.
looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God – Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV).
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen – Matthew 28:19-20 (NKJV)
Sometime ago, I wanted to market a product to a lady and she said something profound, “If all Christian marketers will market Christ the way they market this product and other network marketing products, this world would be a changed place.” It got me thinking, how we can boldly and shamelessly market many things but the one we love. Why is it hard?
Yes, you market these other things and people for money, because you need to eat, clothe your body, take care of your family and pay your bills. However, marketing Christ does not really physically put money in your pocket.
Nevertheless, if you truly love God you will obey His commandments – John 14:15. And one of His commandments is that you should go and make disciples of all nations, and teach them to observe all that He commanded – Matthew 28:19-20.
But, we are ashamed to obey the instruction and market the one we love! Why is it hard? You may say, it is a difficult market and you don’t know how to go about it. Good reason, but is it good enough to disobey your Lord?
If you can market anything even just to say that a product is good, you can market Christ. When you tell somebody what Christ has done in your life, you are already marketing Him. Your testimony is enough for the Holy Spirit to work on and save that soul. Remember you are not the one going to redeem him. Do your part and the Holy Spirit will do His part. (more…)
Hi, Jesus loves you.
How will you feel if God remembers you today? Your story will become a testimony and your future brighter and glorious. In this world full of challenges, everyone needs God to remember him or her at one point or another. This post aims at provoking you to seek God to remember you.
And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the Lord remembered her. So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from the Lord.” – 1 Samuel 1:19-20 (NKJV, emphasis mine)
The Lord has remembered us; he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron – Psalm 115:12 (ESV)
And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot had dwelt – Genesis 19:29 (NKJV)
Are you up to your neck with a challenge? What you need is for God to remember you and stretch His hand towards you to deliver you. When God shines His face upon you and releases His favour towards you no enemy of yours can hold you anymore. When God remembers you, something definite must surely happen.
For instance, When Noah was locked up in the ark with his family and some animals, there was heavy down pour of rain for months. But when God remembered him, He made a wind to pass over the earth and the rain ceased – Genesis 8:1-2
Also, when God was destroying the cities of the plain, He remembered Abraham and delivered Lot his nephew from the destruction – Genesis 19:29. And when The Israelites cried out under the Egyptian bondage, God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and delivered them from the hands of their enemies – Exodus 2:24
Furthermore, when God remembered all the women recorded in the scriptures to be barren, they all became joyful mothers of children: Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Hannah, Samson’s mother and Elizabeth. So also, when God remembers you, your sorrow will be turned to joy.
Therefore, if you desire a turnaround over that bugging challenge, you need God to remember you.
So what do you do?
- Become a covenant child of God.
God had a covenant with the Israelites that singled them out from the rest of the world. This covenant was enacted between God and Abraham and his descendents – Genesis 17:1-22 (more…)
I know you desire to be perfect before God, but how possible is it? You have done so many things in your quest to obey God and it’s like something is still missing. What do you do? This post gives you the perfect bond that binds everything together completely.
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5:48 KJV)
And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony]. (Colossians 3:14 AMP)
But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. (1 Corinthians 12:31 KJV)
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (I Corinthians 13:8, 13 NKJV)
Truly, you have been trying to please God, live and do the right thing, but things seem not to be going the way you expected; you are not enjoying the blessings of God which are your portion for obeying God. And you have wondered what else haven’t you done?
The challenge may lie on the strength of your bond of perfection which is LOVE. Love is the connection that fastens things together. No matter what you do, if there is no love, it will yield little or no result. You can’t be perfect without love. God is love (1 John 4:8) and if you are to be like Him, then you need to love as He does.
Everything answers to love. It is the fulfillment of the law – Romans 13:8. Your quest for the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the manifestations of the fruit of the Holy Spirit and the blessings of God in your life are subject to the love of God in your life – 1 Corinthians 12:31 – 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
All your efforts, services, seeds and sacrifices are futile without the perfect bond of love. Love binds them all together to give an ideal harmony (Colossians 3:14), a sweet smell of savour acceptable unto God. It is what gives taste to your life. Like in soup, love is the salt that brings out the taste of other ingredients.
God says that if you speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, you are just a sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And if you have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and have all faith, so that you can remove mountains, but have not love, you are nothing. Again if you bestow all your goods to feed the poor, and give your body to be burned, but have not love, it profits you nothing. (I Corinthians 13:1-3) (more…)
Hi, Jesus loves you
Does God have secrets? Yes, He does, but the good news is that they are now revealed to His children by His Holy Spirit. And possession of the secrets of God is possession of absolute victory in life. This post reveals one major God’s secret that is also a mystery.
“… and that they may become progressively more intimately acquainted with and may know more definitely and accurately and thoroughly that mystic secret of God, [which is] Christ (the Anointed One).”(Colossians 2:2 AMP)
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (I Corinthians 2:7, 8 NKJV)
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel. [Gal. 4:4.] (Genesis 3:15 AMP)
Praise God, the mystic secret of God has been revealed! This mystery was brought into existence at the fall of man. When the enemy did his worst, God created this mystery to later over throw the enemy and recover all for Himself and for man. He spoke it out but the enemy understood it not, because if he had he would not have crucified the Lord of Glory – 1 Corinthians 2:8
God said that He would put enmity between the devil and the woman, and between his offspring and her Offspring, and that he would bruise and tread the devil’s head underfoot, and the devil will lie in wait and bruise His heel – Genesis 3:15.
So, when the proper time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, to purchase the freedom of man, who was subject to the Law, that we might be adopted and have sonship conferred upon us – Galatians 4:4, 5
Now, what exactly is this mystic secret of God? It is Christ, the anointed one – Colossians 2:2. Some of the children of God in the Old Testament like Moses, David and Isaiah (Deut 18:15, Acts 2:23-36, Isaiah 9:6-7) had an idea of this mystery of God but the full picture was not revealed until Christ was born, crucified, resurrected and seated at the right hand of God. Victory at last! Now we can enjoy life in Christ.
If God is to achieve perfection as it was before the fall of man, he needed Christ who is God, without sin, but born of a woman because the world was supposed to be under man till an appointed time, 1 Corinthians 15:25. Adam sold out to the enemy and because his lease had not run out, God had to get another man (Christ) to over-throw the enemy and recover all.
What is in Christ?
- Hope of glory, the hope of realizing the riches of the glory of the Lord – Colossians 1:27. (more…)
Hi, Jesus loves you.
Today, I am sharing a post from my spiritual mother,
Pastor Faith Oyedepo, on marriage. I know you will be blessed by it.
Today via the Word of God, I will be teaching on “Marriage – An Honourable Experience”. Marriage is the foundation of the family and the family is close to the heart of God. The analogy between the church and the family in Ephesians 5, shows the place of the family in the heart of God.
Marriage is very close to the heart of the Father. That is why this end-time, before Jesus returns, there will be perfection of the families of believers that will allow the power of the Word of God to bring them to the place of excellence and honour. I believe your marriage will be a part of it in Jesus’ name.
In Hebrews 13:4 the Bible says: Marriage is honourable in all and the bed undefiled, the whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Marriage is honourable not only in some things, but in all things. It is not instituted by God to bring you into a life of misery, but to bring honour to your life – spirit, soul, and body.
HOW DOES MARRIAGE BRING HONOUR TO THESE THREE AREAS OF YOUR LIFE?
SPIRITUALLY: The Bible says in Proverbs 27:17: Iron sharpenth iron.… As long as you keep helping each other, your spiritual life will always be better than today. Personally, I know what my spiritual life was like, before I got married and what it is now. The difference is like heaven to earth and that is the same testimony God wants to give to you.
Some Christians say, “When I was single, my spiritual life was better. I was able to concentrate on the things of God, but now that I am married, I don’t know what is going on”. If you are in that condition, I must tell you, that is not God’s will for you. God did not put you into marriage to make your spiritual life suffer. No matter what negative things you have heard about marriage, or even seen around you, or read in books, you can count on God’s Word which says that marriage is honourable in all. If something is evil, can you say it is honourable at the same time? The answer is ‘No’. The fact that you have been having ugly experiences in marriage, does not cancel the Word of the Lord. Marriage is honourable in all, the devil notwithstanding. (more…)