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THE FALL OF MAN

I was reading the Holy Bible, Genesis chapter 3. It talks about the fall of man. God created Adam and Eve fearfully and wonderfully. They were perfect and pure before the eyes of God. The serpent came and tricked the woman(Eve) to eat the fruit forbidden by God. She ate and made the man (Adam) to also eat. They saw themselves naked and hid from the sight of God. When God came to the garden, he found they were hiding and asked them the reason. They replied by telling Him they are naked. At that instant, God knew they had eaten the forbidden fruit. When asked why they ate the forbidden fruit, them blamed the woman while the woman blamed the serpent. He was angry with them for not following instructions. He punished them all. However, He had mercy on them and made clothes for them.

From this story, we learn that:

  1. Their is always an enemy to make us fall and loose focus. Always watch and pray not to fall into the hands of the enemy. lets not allow distractions to hinder us from focusing on our goal.
  2. We fall down. Everyone in life falls down. When we do, lets acknowledge we are wrong. Its being honest with ourselves and others.
  3. We get punished for the wrongs we have done. Don’t be angry,the Lord always chastens whoever He loves.
  4. God has Mercy. Whenever you’ve fallen and been punished, remember: God’s mercy endures forever.

How many times have you been Adam and Eve?

Have you been tricked by the serpent?

Have yo fall for the trick?

Did you get punished?

Were you shown Mercy?

Everyone in life has passed through temptation, whenever it happens lets not forget that God’s mercy endures forever. However lets do our best not to fall .

WHO IS WISE AND WITH UNDERSTANDING?

NKJV, James 3:13
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.


Wisdom is the right use or exercise of knowledge.

If God asks us, “who is wise and understanding among you?”. Incase King Solomon was with us, he would have raise his hand. Why? because he asked for Godly wisdom and was granted. He excersized the gift of wisdom in his time as the King. What about you? Would you raise your hand? Majority probably wouldn’t. We do not even know if we are truly wise or not. Unless we are enriched with the knowledge of God.


At times we have heard or said, that person is full of wisom. That book has awesome ideas. Do we ever take a step and evaluate, which wisom is that.  Is it earthly, sensual, demonic or is it heavenly?James in his book clearly gives us the difference.  ( James 3:13-18)


Characteristics of Demonic wisom
Its bitter
It has envy
It’s self seeking


Characteristics of Heavenly wisdom
Its pure
Peaceable
Gentle
Willing to yield
Full of Mercy and good fruits
Without partiality
Without hypocrisy


Anytime someone speak. When you read a book to gain understanding. Take a moment and think. Is this wisdom demonic or heavenly? If through God’s word, you find out its demonic leave it. But if its Godly, read it. The only sure and tasted Godly wisom is found in the Bible. God’s word is pure, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. (Psalms 12:6)

If at one time we have exercised our knowledge wrongly, and pursued demonic wisdom. let us go back and seek our first Love. God’s arms is always open.


Prayer
Dear lord, sorry for having a bitter, envy and self-seeking heart. Teach us and mold us to have heavenly wisdom.in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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GODLINESS IS PROFITABLE FOR ALL THINGS


NKJV, 1Timothy 4:8
For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.


Godliness is a careful observance of laws of God and performance of religious duties proceeding from Love and reverance for divine character and commands christian obedience.


Do you usually wake up early in the morning to exercise? If you do, you maintain your body. But Paul in his later to Timothy tells us, excercising profits little, but godliness profits for all.


Daniel was a man full of godliness. He made sure he does not make himself dirty with the King’s food. Governor’s and satraps sought to find some charges against him, but they found none. Upon seeing that, they made a trap for him. They established a royal statue to make a firm decree that whoever petitions any god or man thirty days be put in den of Lions. The king signed. And when Daniel knew the king had signed, he went home. In his room, he opened the windows towards Jerusalem and prayed three times a day, as it was his custom. He did against the royal statue but he was faithful with God. He was thrown to a den of Lions and God protected him. (Daniel 6)


We have been faced with Daniel’s situation at times. Between being full of godliness or following earlthy things. Today, be challanged and stick to God, He will rescue you in all den of Lions you get thrown to.


In 2Peter 1:7,we are urged to add perseverance to godliness, so that we can not be shortsighted even to blindness. When we develop godliness, our eyes are opened. A blind man always stumble in the way. He/she does not see the way. Lets build godliness and have good sight.

As you begin your week, purpose in your heart to practise godliness.


Prayer
Dear Lord, teach us to have godliness like Daniel. Deliver us from all Den of Lions we got placed into, in Jesus name. Amen.

PERSEVERE TO THE END

Galatians 6:9
New King James Version
9 And (A)let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap (B)if we do not lose heart. (Galatians 6:9)


Perseverance is persistent in anything undertaken. In theology, its a state of grace to a state of glory.

Jacob wrestled with God. When the Lord saw He is not prevailing, he touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh and it was out of joint. Jacob insisted he will not go unless He blesses him. The Lord asks him his name. He replies, he is Jacob. The Lord change his name from Jacob to Israel. (Genesis 32:24-26)


Jesus spoke of a parable of a widow. The widow went to the city judge to ask for help. The city judge had no fear of God. Neither did he regard man. But the city judge did not help her for a while. After a while, he said,” yes this widow troubles me, I will avenge for her lest by her continuous coming, she wears me.” (luke 18:1-8)


In whatever we pursuit, do we persist like Jacob and the Widow? We have created our vision, and wrote it down on a tablet, waiting for its appointed time. Do we stick to the vision and persist. And have a mindset of Jacob? I cannot go unless you bless me. Will the “city judge”, in your life accepts to help you because you might wear him with your perseverance?

As we are told in Galatians, let not be weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not loose heart. Let us persevere and not loose heart. The reward is awaiting for us. Let us hold on to the end.


Jacob’s name was changed to Israel. Your name can be changed as well. The only thing you need is perseverance. Start today to build your perseverance.


Prayer.


Dear Lord, forgive me for the times I failed to persevere. Teach me to persevere and let you change my name according to your will. Let me hold on to the end and receive my reward, In Jesus name we pray and believe. Amen.

Be blessed.

LIFE IS MORE THAN FOOD AND CLOTHING.


NKJV, Matthew 6:25
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?


We often get worried about what we shall eat or drink and what to put on.Jesus tells us that life is more than food and clothing.


Let’s see the birds in the air. They never toil nor moil but their heavenly father feeds them. Are we not more precious than birds? We are more precious. God loves us so much. He did not restrain Jesus Christ to come and die for our sins. Can he restrain anything if you ask Him?


Who can add a cubit of his stature by worrying. I can’t, can you? If you can not, stop worrying.

First seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all you need shall be added unto you. If we desire worry to banish out of us,seek the kingdom of God. Let us not worry about tomorrow. For tomorrow will worry about its own things.


In Paul’s letter to 2nd Timothy1:7, he says For God does not give us the spirit of fear but of power, love and sound mind. Lets not be worried lest spirit of fear enters us. We already have the Spirit of Power, love and sound mind. Let us use them to banish worry.


Prayer.
Dear sweet Jesus, I will stop worrying on food, clothing and drink. I will seek your kingdom and you shall add what I need according to your will. Let me exercise the spirit of power love and sound mind you have given me. In Jesus name and Pray. Amen.

Be blessed.

BE TEMPERATE AND LIVE

1 Corinthians 9:25
[25]And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.


Temprate is being cool and calm. Not marked with passion nor violence. Its synonym is Self-control.


Who do you consider to be a master or a guru in something? What do they have in common? The Bible clearly tells us, “they are temprate in all things.”

Do you also want to be master? Be temprate.


The Bible Continue to tell us, they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we do it to obtain uncorruptable crown. We have builded our temprate. Let it be used to gain a uncorrupted crown.


Daniel was chosen by King and trained to serve him. In the training,he purposed in his heart that he will not defile himself with the portion of the King’s meat nor wine which he drunk. (Daniel 1:8)


The people of Israel conplained they need a king. God chose Saul. After Prophet Samuel annointed him, the children of Belial despised him, but he held his peace. ( 1 Samuel 10:17)


King Saul was after David, trying to kill him. When David got an opportunity to kill him at the cave in Egedi, he restrained himself. He reasoned out God forbids him to kill the King. For King Saul is God’s appointed and his master.


Have you ever gone to a king or President’s residence? Have you been offered food of all kinds? Did you get a new appointment or climbed the ladder and people despised you? Did by any chance you were wronged by someone? How did you react to it?


At times we might have been given a new position like King saul, but people have despised us because of it. Lets hold our peace like king saul.
We might be invited in President or Kings residentual and offered all kinds of food of royalty. Lets restrain ourselves from diffiling ourselves just as Daniel kept himself clean.
Someone might have done harm or do something against us. Can we approach it like King David? He did not harm King Saul,rather, he gave him his respect of being God’s annointed and the King of Israel.


Namaan had leprosy. His sevant who was a captive directed him to look for a prophet in Israel. With gifts, he went to Israel. King of Israel directed him to Prophet Elisha. The Prophet told him to go dip himself seven times in River Jordan. He was hesitant. But his servant asked him if he had told him to do great things he would do it. Why not do the small he was directed? Namaan did as Elisha had told her and got cleaned. He went back to house of Elisha and offered gifts. Elisha refused. But Gehazi being without temperance went and asked for two gifts. He was given. But the Leprosy Namaan had was transferred to him. (2Kings 5)


Lets be careful. Gehazi was a man who was a servant of Prophet Elisha but lacked self- control. We also might be servants of Chirst. If we lack temperance, we shall be sick like Gehazi.

What to do.


√ Ask and it shall be given, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened.
Lets ask the Lord to build temperance in us. Lets seek and knock at his door He wont fail us.

√ Purpose in your heart to live a life that satisfy God and he will gift you with self-control.

As we begin a new week, purpose in your heart to build temperance and live.

Prayer
Our Lord king and our Redeemer, if we have failed to have self control please forgive us. Let your spirit reign in us and build temperance in us in Jesus name we pray. Amen.


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WISE OR FOOL?


Knowledge is a clear or certain perception of that which exists. Its also illumination of the mind.


Jeremiah 4:22
[22]“For My people are foolish, They have not known Me. They are silly children, And they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, But to do good they have no knowledge
Are you foolish or wise?
The Lord in Hosea 4:6 tells us,
[6]My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.


Have you reject God’s knowledge? The Lord has clearly said, He will reject us and our children if we reject His knowledge.
The knowledge of the Lord is the word of God. Its the Bible. Do we ever read it? Have we rejected or accepted it?


Hannah in her prayer for a child acknowledged the Lord is a God of knowledge(I sam1:3). The Lord asked King Solomon,” ask, what shall I give you?” He replies that he need wisdom and knowledge. Because he asked wisdom and knowledge, the Lord added to him riches(2Chronicles 1:7-12). Paul in Philippians 3:8 count all he has as useless to gain Christ.
Job asks“Should a wise man answer with empty knowledge, And fill himself with the east wind?( Job 15:2). Felix had more perfect knowledge(Acts24:22).


We are no diffrent than Hannah, King Solomon, Job and Felix. Lets desire the knowledge of God more than gold.
The Psalmist says the workers of iniquity have no knowledge.(Ps 14:4).The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Knowledge. But fools dispise wisdom and understanding.


The Lord has requested us Proverbs 8:10
[10]Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
Lets receive God’s knowledge, its pleasant to our Soul. Any prudent man acts with knowledge. The lips of knowledge are a precious Jewel.(Proverbs 20:15). A man of knowledge increases in stregth.(Proverbs 24:5)
God gives a man what is good in His eyes, wisdom knowledge and joy. But to the sinner, He gives the work of gathering and collecting that he may give to him who is good before God. (Ecclesiastes 2:26)


The Lord says His people have gone to captivity because they have no knowledge.( Isaiah 5:3)
Knowledge is a gift the Lord has blessed us with. In I Corinthians 15:34- Paul says to those who have no knowledge, he speaks to their shame. Are you the one Paul is speaking to their shame.


Let us allow the fragrance of His knowledge diffuse in us like it did to Paul(2 Corinthians2:14).
Lets ask the Lord in faith to teach us good judgement and knowledge(Psalms 119:66)
Fear the Lord. (The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge)


Prayer.
Dear Lord, we are great full for your word. We acknowledge we do not have your knowledge, we pray that you may enrich us with your knowledge. Let the fragrance of your knowledge diffuse in us in Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Have a blessed time.

BUILD GOD’S VIRTUE (2)

We learnt in virtues(1), what constitutes virtue. Examples of virtues includes love, purity, justice, nobility, truth and good report.

Virtue as a Power of God.


Mark 5:25-34
[25]And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
[26]And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
[27]When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
[28]For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
[29]And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
[30]And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
[31]And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
[32]And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
[33]But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
[34]And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.


We see here the woman had a bleeding for 12 years. Only by having faith in touching Jesus, she was healed. When she touched Jesus, the virtue(power) had gone out of him.
We also see great maltitudes in Luke 6:19 were healed by virtue by toiching Jesus.


Do we desire God’s power? In 2 Peter1:3, we are told God has called us to glory and virtue. The verse continues to tell us, add to your faith virtue.
Paul in his letter to Timothy says, ” For God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power, love and sound mind.”
Do we ever allow the power of God to manifest in our lives similar to the Woman who had bleeding for 12 years.
Lets supplement our faith with virtue just like the woman and the multitudes.


We also learn Virtue is voluntary obedience to the truth.
Someone may ask, what is the truth? Jesus said “I am the truth and life.” Truth is the word of God. When we follow the truth voluntarily, the promise in 2Peter that we shall be fruitful will come to reality. Similar to enabling God’s power have an effect on us and building moral excerlence in our lives.

Lets build on diligence, and supplement out faith with Virtues.

Have an enjoyable week😊

BUILD GOD’S VIRTUES(1)

Virtue is Voluntary obedience to the truth. Its Power of(or from) God. Moral excellence of a person is regarded as virtue as well.


Philippians 4:8
[8]Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever
things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy think of theses things.
From this verse, we learn virtue constitutes

  1. Truth
  2. Nobility
  3. Justice
  4. Purity
  5. Love
  6. Good report

The verse continues to say, think of these things. Do we ever think of those things?

In 2Peter 1:5- we are told to make effort to supplement Faith with virtue.


Joseph, was the son of Jacob. Jacob loved him so much because he was born at his old age. Due to his love, his brothers sold him to egypt. He ended up in Portipha’s wife. Being handsome, the wife wanted to sleep with him. What did Josesph say-“How can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?”. To him, the act was going against the virtue he held.

Calamity befall on Job. His reaction was,” can we expect goodness and not calamity to befall on us.?”


Imagine you were found in situations similar to Joseph and Job. Would you have hold your virtue?
By holding their virtue(Joseph and Job), they got restored back. Joseph ends up the Governor of Egypt and Job is blessed more than the beginning.


Let’s hold our virtues dearly so that we can be blessed more than the beginning. Eke out your virtue to your faith. Don’t forget to think of the good virtues.


As you begin your week, build God’s virtue.

On the comment below, share your thoughts on virtues that qualify the above characteristics.

Have a Fabulous week.😊🤗

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WITH ALL DILIGENCE, ADD TO YOUR FAITH.


O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.Psalms 34:8


Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.


Its by Faith, a woman who was bleeding for 12years was healed. (Mt.9:22). A woman had a demon possed daughter, her daughter was healed by faith.(Mt.15:24-28). The Centurion’s servant was also healed by faith. Abraham by faith went to the promised land, Canaan.


The Bible says without faith we cannot please Jesus(Hebrews 11:6). Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. He says all things are possible to those who belive(Mk9:23). Jesus also says, whatever we ask in Prayer, believe that you have received them and you will have them. (Mk.11:24)


Do we believe or we doubt?. When we faced with a challenge, do we believe God will take care of it? When we are anxious do we believe He will give us a helping hand? Do we ask Him in faith?
Jesus says neither circumcision or uncircumcision avails anything but faith that works by Love.
Paul says, Romans 10:14-17
[14]How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?
[15]And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,
Who bring glad tidings of good things!”
[16]But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?”
[17]So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

We can never have faith in God without knowing Him, together with His name.


We are told, we can have faith but if we lacks work its dead. Just like when the body without the spirit is dead. Let our faith be with action lest it be useless.


It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
Psalms 118:8-9


In Proverbs, we are told trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do we trust Him with all our hearts?

Jesus said in John 12:46- I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me should not abide in darkeness.


The Lord knows those who Trust Him.( Nahum 1:7). Does the Lord know you trust Him?
In Luke 1:17, the appostles asked the Lord, “Increase our faith”. Have we asked the Lord to increase our Faith?


Benefits of having faith
√ Have eternal life ( John 3:16)
√ Shall not be condemned (John 3:18)
√ The Lord will be your buckler(2 Samuel 22:31)
√ The Lord will be their defend ( Psalms 5:11)
√ The Lord will not forsake them (Psalms
√ The Lord will have Mercy on them. (Psalms 32:10)
√ Shall not be desolate ( Psalms 34:22)
√ They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abides for ever. Psalms 125:1
√ Shall be made fat (Proverbs 28:25)
√ Shall be safe (Proverbs 29:25)
√ The Lord will keep him/her in perfect peace( Isaiah 26:3)
√ Shall posses the Lord’s land and His Holy mountain(Mt. Zion) ( Isaiah 57:13)
√ He shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.(Jeremiah 17:7-8)


Effects of not having faith
√ You cannot please God ( Hebrews 11:6)
√ You will be condemned ( John 3:18)
√ You will be broken off( Romans 11:20)

What to do
√ Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.(Hebrews 10:35)
√ Ask the Lord( Like the apostles to fill you with faith) and you shall receive. (Mathew 7:7)

√ Read the Bible. You can not have faith to someone you don’t know or understand. The more you know the Lord, the more you build faith in Him( Romans 10:17).

Build you Faith. With diligence

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BE DILIGENT AND LEARN THE WAY OF AN ANT.

Proverbs 6:6-11
[6]Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise,
[7]Which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler,
[8]Provides her supplies in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest.
[9]How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep?
[10]A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep—
[11]So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.

Diligence is careful and persistent work or effort.

Jacob wrestled with God and told the Lord, ” I will not go unless you bless me.”
Onesiphorus, in Rome searched zelosly for Paul and he found him. ( 2 Timothy 1:17)
The Lord says if we seek Him, He shall be found. Do we ever seek Him? Do we persist like the Widow who persisted to the Judge untill he helped her? Do we look for God and our loved ones like Onesiphorus looked for Paul? Do we?
If we desire good fruits, we have to seek God dilligently. We have to read the Bible dilligently. We have to take care of our loved ones like Onesiphorus zealosuly. Our hearts need to be kept dilligently.
Imagine you lost a very precious thing. Won’t you look it until you find it. And when you find it, you celebrate. We should desire to seek the Lord and keep our hearts with all dilligence.
The Psalmist calls on to remebrance of his song in the night and commune with his own heart and his spirit makes dilligent search. We should desire to be like him.
The Lord tells us, whatever we do, lets do it as if we are doing to the Lord. Would you do anything with all dilligence or with sluggishness? The Lord desires we do it diligently.


The opposite of dilligence is being sluggish. A sluggard is a person habitually lazy, idle and inactive a drone. .We are told, a little sleep a little slumber and poverty will strike you like an armed robber.

Look at how ants live. Solomon considers them wise. They have no ruler but they provide their supply in summer and gathers their food in harvest. Are you wise like an ant or you are sluggish person?

Effects of being a sluggard


• You will be poor (proverbs 10:4)
• Mischief shall come to the sluggard (Proverbs 11:27)
• He shall be under tribute (Proverbs 10:24)
• The sould of the sluggars desires and have nothing (Proverbs 13:4)

BENEFITS OF BEING DILIGENT


• You become rich( Proverbs 10:4)
•Procures favour ( Proverbs 11:27)
• Shall bear rule ( Proverbs 12:24)
• The subsitence of a dilligent man is precious ( Proverbs 12:27)
• The soul of the dilligent shall be made fat.(Proverbs 13:4)
• He shall stand before kings and not before men.( Proverbs 22:29)

WHAT TO DO


• Keep diligently the commandments of the Lord, and his testimonies and hid his statues he has commnanded thee. (Deutronomy 6:17)
• Seek the Lord and you shall find Him. (Mt.7:7) Look for Him while He may be found.
• Ask the Lord to build in you dillgence in Faith and you shall receive. (Matthew 7:7)
• Be diligent to be found by Him(Jesus) in peace without spot and blameless. (2 Peter 3:14)
• Show diligence to the full assurance of hope untill the end that you may not be sluggish.(Hebrews 6:11-12)
• Abound in all diligence (2 Corinthians 8:7)
• Be willing and obedient to build your dilligence ( Isaiah 1:19)
• When you sit to eat with a ruler, consider dilligently what is befire you, and put a knife on your throat if you are man given to appetite. ( Proverbs 23:1-2)

Thank you.

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