Sweet Fellowship with Daddy

cropped-our-god-is-love.jpgHaving a Sweet Fellowship with Our heavenly Father is the zenith you can reach in your walk with our Daddy (God). The scripture says that “And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him” (Genesis 5:24, KJV). Walking with Daddy has many benefits…first of all, I refer to walking with Daddy as Sweet Fellowship because it is the sweetest experience you would ever have on earth.

Permit me to draw a little contrast between our relationship people in power on earth and that of our Father in Heaven.

When it is getting to election, we see politician trooping into schools, churches, restaurants, joining public transports, etc in order to convey their message(s) to us. They beg us for Power. They use “We” to include you and I in their political campaign and they would do anything to make us believe that they would behave different when we give them power. During those times, you don’t need to follow protocol to meet them and every suggestion, comment, idea, etc is welcomed.

However, we (electorates) are often disappointed after they are elected as presidents, MPs, Senators, etc. because once Power has been given to them, its about them, their family and friends. They do what they think would benefit the majority that voted them into power. It becomes very difficult in seeing or meeting them as the gap between them and electorates widens. The relationship sometimes turns sour before they leave office. In summary, we vote for them…we give them Power, and some use the same Power against us.

Relationship with Our Daddy

We experience something different when it comes to Our Father. Here, He created us and close the gapmade the Sun to shine upon us in the day and the Moon at night. He provides the air we breathe and freely gives us the basic things we need for life. He created the Heaven and Earth, the sea, wild animals, etc. He knows and understands our lives better than anyone. He is The Most Powerful Person in the Universe. He assumed that Power by Himself and didn’t need us to vote for Him. He has remained Faithful from generations to generations. His tenure of office doesn’t expire and He has got the whole world in His hands. These are some few attributes of our Daddy who neither sleep nor slumber.

What is so fascinating about our Daddy is that He comes down to our level to communicate with us.  Yes, He does that everyday. In describing His Superiority, He said “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9, KJV). The good news for us is that despite this gap, he says to us daily “Come now, and let us reason together” (Isaiah 1:18, KJV).

One benefit you enjoy in your walk with Daddy is the promise He made in Psalm 32:8 “I will guide you along the BEST pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you” (emphasis added). Three things can be seen in this promise:

  1. He will guide you (Guidance)
  2. He will advise you (Counselor)
  3. He will watch over you (Protector)

When you have The Most Powerful Person (Who knows all things, sees all things, and can do all things) guiding you, advising you, and watching over you, All things will work together for your good and nothing shall be difficult for you.

Lenny Leblanc sang “Don’t have to walk a million miles to find You, Don’t have to sail around the world to see. ‘Cause every time I lift my heart to praise You. There You are right next to me…“. Truly, our Daddy is closer.

How can one have this Fellowship?

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8, NKJV)

It is easy to have access to these benefits once you have Jesus as your Saviour. Remember that Jesus is the Only Way to our Father.

You can’t live in Sin and still profess Him as your Daddy.

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” (1 John 3:9, KJV).

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So let go of anything that stands between you and Jesus. It could be a negative habit; a common lie, hatred, jealousy, sexual immorality, fornication, adultery, idolatry, drunkenness, drugs, etc. Regardless of how small or big your circumstance is, no sin and/or mistake is too big for Calvary.

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Jesus said in Revelation 3:20 that “Look! I have been standing at the door, and I am constantly knocking. If anyone hears me calling him and opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with him and he with me.” (TLB)

Once you have Jesus Christ (as your High Priest), you gain access to our Daddy’s throne of grace. There you will receive his mercy, and you will find grace to help you when we need it most, according to the scriptures.

I have tasted and known how wonderful it is to have sweet fellowship with Daddy, whereby He tells me what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. He saved me from plots of the enemy and provided every need. When I open my mouth to make request in the Name of Jesus, He answers me. He doesn’t disappoint and always cause His children to triumph in their every day lives.

Come, let us enjoy this fellowship together. But if you are in Christ, Keep enjoying your life in Him. Jesus is coming

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Are You Eagerly Waiting for Jesus?

Waiting at airportHe will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him. (Hebrews 9:28, NLT)

We live in societies where it is becoming difficult to distinguish between the good and the bad. It is easy for people to lie, cheat, insult, steal, commit sexual immorality, gossip in the 21 first century and not feel bad at all. People justify the wrong things they do with scriptures. I remember what an accounting lecturer told us in class that “There are 99 ways to hell but 1 way to Heaven”. Jesus put it this way “wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it.” (Matthew 7:13, AMP).

People can continue justifying their wrong doings but the truth is wrong is wrong even when everyone is doing it, and right is right even when nobody is doing it. One thing such people forget is that LIFE is a gift of trust. One day The Owner will come and each person will held accountable for what he/she does with his/her life.

God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad. (Ecclesiastes 12:14 NLT)

Jesus is coming at an hour you least expected. The scriptures say He is coming like a thief at night therefore keep watching so that He does not come to meet you unprepared. Its quite surprising that the focus of the church is shifting to how to live prosperous in a world that is reserved for fire. Less or no emphasis is placed on our readiness for the second coming of Jesus Christ but what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? 

Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would not permit his house to be broken into. You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.” (Luke 12:39-40, NLT)

When you are eagerly waiting for christ, it means that you are very excited and interest (feeling strong and impatient desire) to remain in a state in which you expect or hope that Jesus Christ second coming will happen soon. In effect, you must be ready like a traveller (with his luggage) at the airport who is waiting for announcement to board his flight. Do not comform yourself to the customs of this world; others may sin but you cannot, others may gossip but you cannot, others may cheat but you cannot, others may lay for themselves treasures on this world but you cannot.

Friend Heaven is your home and Jesus is preparing your room for you. Do you not think that it will be disappointing that after He has prepared a place for you, he comes to see you unprepared? Let us therefore strip off everything that will prevent us from spending eternity with Jesus. JESUS IS COMING SOON.

Are you eagerly waiting for Him? If your answer is No or Maybe, then Repent from anything that is holding you back. Say this prayer

Lord Jesus, please forgive me for every wrong thing that i have committed. Jesus, You are the Son of God, and I believe that God raised you from the dead. Thank you for saving me today and giving me Grace to wait for your second coming. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

God bless you!

Wolves in Sheep Skin

false-prophetIn their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. (2 Peter 2:3 NLT)

After writing about Beware of False Prophets two years ago, I have been following the lives of some preachers around the globe and what I have realized is quite intriguing. In the past, false prophets were known to be antichrist. That is they don’t preach about our Lord Jesus Christ. The story is gradually changing in these last days. They have clothed themselves with sheep skin and exploiting innocent people for their personal gains, as well as leading them to eternal destruction. The sheep are now feeding the shepherd on the field.

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. (Matthew 7:15, KJV)

Jesus is the good shepherd and we are supposed to follow his examples. When you study the life of Jesus, you will find out that Jesus was not only concerned about people’s spiritual need, but their physical needs too. That was why after giving the multitude spiritual food and performing wonders for three days, he said to his disciples “I feel sorry for these people. They have been here with me for three days, and they have nothing left to eat. I don’t want to send them away hungry, or they will faint along the way.” (Matthew 15:32, NLT). Before his ascension, he told Peter in John 21 “Feed my sheep” three times. This should tell us the extend of how Jesus wants His sheep to be taken care of.

Peter, having been through persecutions, beatings, and prisons, gave this message to shepherds “Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly–not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.” (1 Peter 5:2, NLT).  The point I want us to note is “watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it”. Peter’s message is very simple and clear. Your service to God as an apostle, pastor, teacher, evangelist, or prophet should be done willingly. The main task is to care for the sheep that have been entrusted to you.  In the book of Acts, the scripture says “So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock–his church, purchased with his own blood–over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as elders.” (Acts 20:28, NLT). The story today is different, that is the sheep are now caring for the shepherd.

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. (Matthew 7:15, KJV)

A friend told me “…but it is very difficult to know false prophets these days because everyone mentions the name of Jesus and quote the scriptures”. This is true because when you watch TV, read books, listen to podcast, read magazines, and other channels, you will realise that everyone talks about Jesus. They have disguised themselves as ministers of God but inwardly, they are ravening wolves. This should not be a surprise because “Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”  (2 Corinthians 11:14). He also knows and quotes scriptures. So having his prophets’ do the same is not a big thing to do. But as Jesus said, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. You shall know them by their fruits. That is something they can’t hide. They pretend to be who they are not to get what they want. They are after wealth, fame, and personal achievements. They pay attention to how to build temples and maintain them, how to drive the expensive cars, live in luxurious houses, be on every channel, to be heard all over the world, but ignore the well-being of the sheep God has entrusted to them. The point is if you are unable to cater for the few sheep under your roof, how can you care for those outside? They seek to promote themselves instead of the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. (2 Peter 2:2 NLT)

Many people follow their evil teaching because these prophets preach what they (people) want to hear. I kind of wonder why today’s messages are all about prosperity and how to get well. This has led to believers seeking foul means to get well or successful. Some cheat to get money to pay tithe and offering because if they don’t, they wouldn’t be considered as members of their churches. Some people don’t go to church because of clothes. Such people don’t want to look or feel bad about how they dress to church. There is evil in the church today because the basics of Christianity have been ignored. Ministers spend millions on outreach programs while some members are starving and finding it hard to pay their bills.

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1, NIV)

I am not condemning any preacher’s work but I believe that if anyone has given himself or herself genuinely to God, then he or she must do so willingly. There are many false prophets in the world. I was shocked when I heard a preacher said on radio that people pay consultation fee before seeing him.  Some sell products, believed to perform miracles, in the church. The Bible didn’t say Paul sold handkerchiefs to perform miracles. So where from the selling of calendars, bottled waters, pennants, oils, etc. to extract money from innocent people who are desperately in need of miracles. God has power to work through anything but my question is can’t they be given to members for free? Must people pay huge sums of money for miracles?

You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? (Matthew 7:16, NLT)

God was able to preserve 7000 in Israel who didn’t bow down to baal. In the same way, although there are many false prophets in the world today, there are good ones who are diligently doing the task that has been assigned to them. All you need to do is to pray that God guides your heart and steps so that you don’t fall prey to any of these wolves who have clothed themselves with sheep skin.

I will close with this:

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. (Matthew 7:15, KJV)

Keep God First

Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts. (1 John 5:21 NLT)
(See also 1 Corinthians 10:14)

God gave His best to save you from eternal destruction. John 3:16. Therefore he expects nothing but the best from you. Let me ask you this question;

Are you giving God the best in your life?

Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. (Matthew 22:37, 38 NLT)

Did you know that anything (wealth, boyfriend, girlfriend, career, job, education, business, etc) you give your time, energy, love, mind, etc to more than God is a god to you? For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:21 AMP)

People are worshipping creation instead of the Creator in these last days. They want shortcuts so they end up consulting or relying on fellow humans instead of God. They also believe a charm could protect them, or their association with certain cult group(s) would make them feel secured. They love the things of this world more than the things of God. It is no surprise that such people believe they can buy God with their wealth.
Oh! The worst part is they are given the best place to sit in some churches.

Friend you are different. God must be your priority. You must keep him first in all you do. The truth is God wants to have rich relationship with you. he wants to be part of your life, where he can have one-on-one interaction with you. he wants your thought life to be filled with the things of his kingdom. He wants you to invest in him. And in your family, business, education, relationship with people, He wants you to keep him first. Jesus said Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. (Matthew 6:33 NLT)

Friend, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your heart. “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. (Matthew 6:24, 33 NLT)

Say this;

Lord, You are my all in all

SOME WHEAT HAVE TURNED INTO TARES

Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. (Matthew 13:40 NKJV)

In the parable of the tares and wheat Jesus explained that The Son of Man is the farmer who planted the good seed. The field is the world, and the good seeds represent the people of the Kingdom. The tares are the people who belong to the evil one. The enemy who planted the tares among the wheat is the devil.

The tares are people who belong to the evil one. Satan is the evil one and He is after your soul. One thing you should know is that the tares live their lives to please him that is why we see people who do evil everyday. You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. (Matthew 7:16 NLT)
For they do not sleep unless they have done evil; And their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall. (Proverbs 4:16 NKJV)

Paul said in 1 Corinthians that

Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9, 10 NLT)

The tares follow the desires of the flesh and they will not enter the kingdom of God. The scripture says

When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21 NLT)

Some people were once wheat but they have turned into tares. They used to love the things of God but now they live to please Satan. They used to be the first in Church but now they prefer to watch football match, visit friends, do business, or even do nothing on Service day. They loved the Word of God but now they love the World. They used to preach the Word but now they are preaching the world. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. (I John 2:16 NKJV)

Others call themselves Christians but their deeds are evil. They don’t obey God’s commandments and believe that their constant church going, reading of the Bible, and fasting and praying will warrant their going to Heaven. Jesus said “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’ (Matthew 7:21-23 NLT)

I came to tell to you that if you practice any of the things Paul mentioned in 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 and in Galatians 5:19-21, you have turned away. You are on the wrong path that leads to eternal destruction so Repent. Repent because God has set a day when the tares would be gathered and burned in fire. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

DON’T LIMIT GOD’S POWER TO PERFORM

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5 NIV)

So often we talk to God about our needs and quote

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matthew 7:7, 8 NLT)

yet we don’t receive, find, and the door hasn’t been opened for ages. The problem is after we have prayed to God, we expect God to answer our requests our way. In other words, we want God to do it the way we perceive things to be. Example is what happened in 2 Kings 7 when Elisha prophesied that

“By this time tomorrow in the markets of Samaria, five quarts of choice flour will cost only one piece of silver, and ten quarts of barley grain will cost only one piece of silver. ”

The officer assisting the king believed otherwise. He replied

“That couldn’t happen even if the Lord opened the windows of heaven!” (2 Kings 7:1, 2 NLT)

That officer hadn’t seen, heard, or read in any book that famine could cease overnight so he told Elisha that it would never be possible. This guy didn’t live to see the miracle because he didn’t believe what the prophet said.

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. (Isaiah 55:8 NLT)

Some of us are praying to God for breakthrough yet when the Holy Spirit reveals to them how things are going to be, they doubt like the officer in 2 kings. I tell folks that we don’t need to understand how God works as some may be unreasonable according to our human knowledge. What we must do as believers is to believe everything He says, and do whatever He says without questioning.

In John 2, Mary told the servants to do whatever Jesus tells them to do. It was as if Mary knew what Jesus would do that was why she told them to comply with whatever Jesus says. Those servants saw God’s power when they did what they were told without questioning Jesus.

Friend I came to encourage you that whatever God tells you to say, say it. And whatever He tells you to do, do it. Don’t limit God’s power to perform to your reasoning. God has infinite power to work in a way that pleases Him.

God is about to surprise you this month. And He would work in a way you have never thought of before. It may look stupid or may not make sense when you give it a thought but Only Believe. Paul said

“This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.” (1 Corinthians 1:25 NLT).

When you obey what He tells you, you will see the miracle you have been praying for all these years in Jesus’ Name.

THE LORD KNOWS BEST

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Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. (Psalms 127:1 KJV)

Therefore

Commit your actions to the L ord , and your plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3 NLT)