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  • Kunle 10:48 am on July 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    God speak to me 

    A lot of Christians are frustrated in a bid to seek guidance from God. You’ll often hear: “I want to know Gods plan for my life”. However, God gave us a brain for a reason – it’s to think and make rational decisions. I affirm we may need more insight from God in some areas.

    Nevertheless, I have often realized commonsense is sufficient to cure the migraine of many believers in diverse areas. Who needs the supreme being to tell her to leave an abusive boyfriend?

    Before you ask God for direction concerning a thing, will you be kind enough to acknowledge your impressions on the subject? A lot of people try to ignore their feelings and perception about a subject -this is laughable- there are diverse things we dont need to fast and pray for to access light because God guides us from the inside.

    Some of the questions of the day we seek answers to requires a little wisdom but so many have allowed strange doctrines and ignorance to get the better of them. Laziness is also another challenge with many believers, hence people neglect the place of rational thinking, diligence, proper research to ‘wait on God’.

    It’s imperative to know the Holy Spirit dwells on our inside to guide us into all truth (1 John 2:20). If you’re a child of God, there’s a commitment by God to direct your steps (Psalms 37:23). Hence, there is no need to harbor any form of fear you will miss it; If you’re in tune with the Spirit of God by living a Holy life, engaging in the consistent study of the word and embracing a lifestyle of prayer and worship, you’ll find it easy to access light on any issue. Holiness doesn’t connote perfection- It’s the deliberate effort of man with the help of the Spirit to walk according to the dictates of God. Some of the kingdom practices listed helps us to access the mind of God and stay in tune with what the Spirit of God is saying. Adam had fellowship with God-hence he could name all the animals without tutors; fellowship grants us access to the mind of the Spirit.

    God speaks more than everyone in the world- Infact, that is the only thing he does. God upholds all things by the word of his power- everything God wants to see established comes to life by his word.

    I will like to explain some of the reasons people have a difficulty hearing the voice of the Spirit. There is no gainsaying believers have access to the voice of God because Jesus alluded to the capacity of the sheep (believer) to hear the shepherd. (John 10:27). So why do people struggle to hear God? Let’s examine some reasons:

    1. They haven’t developed their spiritual senses: A babe like young Samuel may lack the capacity to discern the voice of God (1 Samuel 3:1-10). Hearing God is an art that must be cultivated. It requires a discerning mind to understand the different channels of communication such as our thoughts, dreams, visions, the gentle voice on our inside and sometimes the audible voice of the Spirit.

    2. They seek affirmation not guidance: Some seek God to confirm their decisions. They are not interested in guidance hence they may find it hard to get it. Some people want God to confirm their choice of a life partner- their prayers often comes under the guise of seeking direction from God.

    3. Worldliness: There are quite a number of things that can distract us if we’re not careful. The social media offers a powerful opportunity to connect and access information that can be of immense benefit. Conversely, it could hurt us because it’s possible to be addicted to junks, gossips and negative contents on the platform. Consequently, this can prevent us from accessing the gentle voice of the Spirit

     
  • Kunle 7:58 pm on July 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    The Church in Sardis 

    John the beloved under the influence of the Spirit of God wrote letters to the 7 churches in Asia Minor (present-day Turkey) as described in Revelations 2-3. The churches were not just literal churches; they also represent the 7 types of churches in the world. One of the churches John addressed the letters is the church in Sardis. The church in Sardis represents a dead church, a conformist church which has a form of godliness but denies the power thereof.

    Revelation 3:1-2:”And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars: I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and thou art dead. Be thou watchful, and establish the things that remain, which were ready to die: for I have found no works of thine perfected before my God.

    The Holy Spirit has gone on vacation in so many churches albeit it’s not conspicuous. So many altars have been desecrated while strange teachings are on the ascendancy. It’s also a challenge for those in these brazen distortions to come to terms with their erroneous doctrines because of the seemingly ‘fireworks’ in their ministries. Healings takes place and the membership seems blessed. However it is pertinent to know that the manifestations of the Spirit is not an affirmation of persons operating in these gifts. God confirms his word, he doesn’t confirm us. I have some reservations about some new doctrines in so many churches. There are also modus operandi worthy of condemnation: I am not necessarily referring to the special ‘penis deliverances’ or the grass eating sessions nor the satanic ministers whose feets mustn’t touch the ground till the end of ‘their services’. I am talking about some of the most attractive places of worship in the country. In a bid to save souls and experience breathtaking church growth so many churches have lost their way and have deviated from what God has called them to do. The church is supposed to be the light of the universe- hence we must be in a position of strength to liberate the world from darkness. However that is not what is obtainable today; most churches would rather align with the world in the name of reaching the world when the Lord tells us otherwise.

    2 Corinthians 6: 17: “Wherefore Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing; And I will receive you.”

    Ministers have delegated the job of soul winning to comedians while entertainers are tasked with reaching sinners to receive the lordship of Jesus. I have no problem with comedians entertaining people in sanctuaries occasionally; however, it is awful to make it a ministry. In a bid to appear contemporary, the traditional and reliable methods of soul winning has been neglected by many; the place of holiness and repentance from dead works has been set aside in favour of sensational messages that will appeal to people and ensure the big donors don’t get offended.

    When Jonathan Edwards preached the message ‘sinners in the hands of an angry God’;there were reported cases of open visions of hell- consequently, they repented and embraced Jesus. Some of the 20th century generals of faith- Charles Finney, D.L Moody and Kathryn kuhlman, didn’t employ comedians or mascots to disseminate the message of the gospel; nevertheless, they had more impact in reaching the lost than the contemporary preachers who have perverted the message of Grace.

    It is not too late to turn from dead works and embrace the true gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ which is able to save and deliver.

    Selah!

     
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