Paul gave a farewell speech to elders of Ephesians’ church. (The body of Christ). His words were full of prophecy and warning. Paul said,
“Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.
Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock” (Acts 20:26-29).
The Purpose Of Church To the Body of Christ
Christ founded the church for the purpose of benefiting Christians. The Redeemer purchased the church with his own blood through his death on the cross, so that people can fellowship and meet God’s mandate of holiness.
However, the church has digressed from its original purpose.
The body that Christ started has gradually lost its Christ-centered traditions.
The church has become political, and its decisions are mostly moderated by politicians.
Meanwhile, a few church leaders that refuses to follow the status quo are labeled as fanatics.
Christ still expects his church to return to its true and original love. He will demonstrate his power in our churches again if we can come back to his true and keep Bible traditions.
God will reward any church that uphold his standard of righteousness in this promiscuous world!
Prayer on The Purpose Of Church To the Body of Christ
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, please redeem our churches again.
Please make your blood shed on the cross become relevant again in our churches!
Let our church leaders start to fear and obey your instructions; let the church members take their heavenly mandates seriously.
Let the truth of your gospel be preached from our church altars; let true love be demonstrated among brethren.
Please, establish the standard of your righteousness in our churches so that people of this generation can have good legacy to pass down to the coming ones.
When the clock finally stop working and the world comes to an end, please make our churches receive royal welcome in heaven as a body of saints adored for her husband.
Please do this and many more! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
Demetrius who made materials for shrines of goddess Diana at Ephesus insinuated uproar against God’s evangelists; the Ephesians supported Demetrius to defend their idols.
They chanted songs of praise to their idol goddess Diana in protest or fight against God’s evangelists and their gospel message.
The scripture reported,
“When they found out that he (Alexander – one of the evangelist) was a Jew, all with one voice cried out for about two hours, “Great is Diana of the Ephesians!” (Acts 19:34).
Lesson on Services to a Real God
How amazing is it to realize that human beings can go to any length to defend their religions? People fight and kill others in the name of religion.
Meanwhile, common sense tells us that we do not need to fight for any deity.
A deity should be strong enough to defend himself or itself. Whether god of Iron, Wood, Water, Buddha, Hindi, Islam, Sikh, or Christianity. Let any god who feels that he is strong enough defend himself.
As for Christians, we believe that the living God of heaven is the real God. Our mission is not to force other people to believe our religion.
Our mission is to say the truth and preach the gospel to the world. We are to make people aware of the salvation offer that God gives through his Son Jesus Christ.
The rest of the job is left for God to complete. God will convince people and save their souls by his mercy and grace.
Prayer on God Authenticity
I believe that the living God who lives in heaven and reigns in the affairs of men is the real God.
I also believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I understand that my faith in Jesus Christ will rescue me from the wrath of God that is coming upon the earth.
I strongly believe that there is no other God except the living God and no one can get to the presence of God without first believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. This is my declaration, and this is my testimony. Amen.
You should know that God is an unstoppable deity that no one can stop under whatever circumstance.
Have you made your enemies realize they are just wasting their time trying to mess with you – since you are a child of “an unstoppable God?”
Devil is an enemy of righteousness that would intend to attack God’s children.
Christians must prove the awesomeness of their God by keeping the enemy to his debased status.
Each Christian ought to declare with full affirmation: “No enemy can stop me because I serve an unstoppable God!”
Satan the enemy of righteousness has the common practice of harassing God’s children with the goal of forcing them into subjection, and rob them of their blessings.
Christians must be vigilant to stomp their feet in defiance to the enemy’s attacks and prevail over him.
How more firm do I need to stress the need for Christians to understand their worth in God?
Believers are far from being ordinary people. We have the authority of Jesus Christ endowed on us to live above any limitation that the enemy may want to impose on us.
Indeed, we Christians must understand the strength of an invincible God invested in us. In as much the Creator is alive, there is no force, assault, or the onslaught of the enemy that can prevail over us.
Once believers understand their worth, Satan has no choice than to go and hide in the cocoon of his debased status. How far can your enemy run from God’s fierce arrow? ☺
The Major Facts That Satan Will Prevent Anyone From Knowing
Satan understands the effective weapons that we children of God can use against him and prevail.
His goal is to prevent us from utilizing the weapons, so that we can live under his subjection and prey on us.
The enemy will gain ground against believers in as much he can keep us distracted from using our effective weapons! Believers must understand their roles – as God’s children.
We must understand our rights and exercise them appropriately.
Any Christian who maintains his stand to declare his unbeatable faith in God will fight the devil to a standstill and prevail over him.
However, it is very unfortunate that many people are ignorant of devil’s plots.
They have been wrongly indoctrinated to assume the enemy as an “All-powerful” being. Whereas he is not!
Satan is nobody special – other than a fallen angel who rebelled against God and was ousted from his prestigious position to await the eternal punishment of hell fire.
“How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High” (Isaiah 14:12-14, NIV).
Unfortunately, Satan – the disposed fallen angel and his co-culprits have manipulated people to ignorantly presume him of having a supreme capability.
The enemy instigated fear into people’s mind, causing them to walk naively into his traps to suffer.
Those victims are out there trying to figure out the way out of their troubles.
How better precise can the Bible be when it declares,
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6, KJV).
Christian Be Vigilant – Your Enemy Is Full of Garbage!
Get the fact fast and get it right. Satan manipulates his preys to believe his deceptions that he is an “All-powerful” being.
Indeed, the enemy may be skillful, but not without flaws.
Satan does not have all-encompassing strength. He has weaknesses that he keeps from his preys.
Ruminate on These Facts!
Whatever notion that could make anyone to assume Satan as an “All-powerful creature” ought to be declared absurdity! How can a “created creature” be considered as an “All-powerful being?”
Guess what? The enemy tells lies and creates false impressions. He manipulates the naïve to perceive him as the most powerful being.
However in the real sense, Satan is nobody special other than a bigot creature doomed to eternal condemnation of hell fire!
Everyone must understand that a “created” creature (Satan) cannot be more powerful than his creator (God).
“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand” (Isaiah 64:8, NIV)
The Word Will Liberate You
The means of prevailing over Satan – the adversary of God’s children – is to have a clear understanding of God’s word.
Whoever wants to live a victorious life on earth must give him or herself into thorough studying of God’s word.
The need for having a deeper understanding of God’s word cannot be over-emphasized.
A Christian who expects to live a triumphant live on earth must know what the Bible has for him (or her)!
Don’t forget how we started this journey. The topic of discussion remains, “Do You Serve an Unstoppable God?”
Don’t ignore this question but give your affirmative YES for it.
No Christian should assume any devil, demon, or human can stop him from reaching God’s ultimate position designated for his life.
Again, a serious Christian should understand that he or she is serving God that no one can stop.
The Bible states,
“If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31, KJV)
Know who you are in God, and you will live triumphantly throughout the days of your life.
Give an affirmative response that your God – whom you serve – cannot be stopped by whatever circumstance.
The enemy may try to stop you, but he will ultimately fail since you serve an “All-powerful – the Almighty God.”
Let’s Learn From Bible
Saul vs David
Saul attempted David’s life many times. He schemed some persuasive methods to attack and kill the young man.
He even promoted David and set him up for failure, but the young man came on top of the scheme.
When all manipulations have failed, Saul launched direct attacks and mobilized his entire army to go after David.
Guess what? David still prevailed!
None of Saul’s attempts to get rid of David worked – because he served God that no one can stop.
King Sennacherib had superior army and disdained King Hezekiah to his face.
He even cursed Hezekiah’s God and asked his captain to speak in Hebrew Language to demean his people.
Sennacherib lashed out to Hezekiah’s people and said,
“Does not Hezekiah persuade you to give yourselves over to die by famine and by thirst, saying, “The Lord our God will deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria”? Has not the same Hezekiah taken away His high places and His altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, “You shall worship before one altar and burn incense on it”?
Do you not know what I and my fathers have done to all the peoples of other lands? Were the gods of the nations of those lands in any way able to deliver their lands out of my hand?
Who was there among all the gods of those nations that my fathers utterly destroyed that could deliver his people from my hand, that your God should be able to deliver you from my hand?
Now therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you or persuade you like this, and do not believe him; for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people from my hand or the hand of my fathers. How much less will your God deliver you from my hand?’” (2 Chronicles 32:11-15, NKJV).
God fought for Hezekiah (who reserved his trust in him). Hezekiah did not lift a finger, yet Sennacherib lost the war.
Not only that, but the arrogant king also slumbered to a mysterious death from the sword of his own children. (2 Chronicles 32:20-22).
Lessons to Learn from the Old Kings
Enemy Will Make Some Efforts Satan will try to stop you from having peace and success, but he will ultimately fail. Size does not matter when it turns to having faith in God. Jehovah will defend his people irrespective of size, weapon, or influence.
Every attempt that Satan makes against you will fail, and you will have victory over him.
Don’t Be Scared, Enemy Can’t Win Satan will try all means to stop you from reaching your goals. His targets may include family, finance, career, and health.The enemy has no other job than to harass God’s children.
However, the fact that the enemy will attempt to assault you should not make you scare, since you have an unstoppable God that lives in you.
Do you serve Unstoppable God – the one that no one can restrict?
The enemy will try all means to stop you from reaching your goals. His targets may include family, finance, career, and health.
Something not funny about this subject matter is that Satan has gotten advanced in his tactics against believers.
His improved methods include using systematic attacks that are not easily detected.
Have you wondered why nothing you do ever come to the positive side of your boss?
Have you been depressed and dropped your vision because some people are unfair and have fabricated lies against you?
Have you considered yourself a victim of rumors from both friends and enemies – neighbors, family, classmates, coworkers, church members, government authority, and others?
Be Smart Above and Beyond: Satan has worse intentions
“The thief (Devil) does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I (Jesus Christ) have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10, NKJV).
Get the grip of your irresistible faith in God, because Satan is all set to stop you by all means.
You shouldn’t give him a chance! The enemy may try you, but he will eventually stumble and fail if you remain immovable in your confession of faith.
Your stand of faith to declare, “The enemy cannot stop me” will pay off eventually.
You will rise higher and higher, while your adversary keeps stumbling.
The enemy’s influences will eventually diminish, and shrink to significantly nothing. ☺
If you remain confident in God and declare your unswerving faith that you serve God that no one can stop, you will laugh in victory and have a superb testimony.
Jehovah God watches over his children, and he will take care of their business at all costs to glorify his name.
In this case, you are the child of God destined to prevail over your challenges.
I tell you my friend, whoever attempts your failure is wasting his or her time because you serve an unstoppable God!
ay God bless you!
Cheers, James Taiwo
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“For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8b, NKJV)
Satan’s work is destroyed already, so walk in your victory!
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).
Christians are divinely packaged to be God’s bundle of praises. In fact, the scripture emphasized,
“In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory” (Ephesians 1:11-14).
Lesson on Christians as God’s bundle of praises
Christians are God’s qualified people created to honor God with praises. We are to praise God always, since the Spirit of Christ dwell in us.
We must not allow any earthly situation to pressure us to lessen our interest in praising God.
Also, we must not allow human feelings to dictate how much and/or how well we can praise God.
No situation must be allowed to reduce our interest in giving heartfelt gratitude to God at all time.
We cannot afford to fail our duty of praising God!
No life situation should be strong enough to influence us to stop praising God – whether it appears as failure, success, poverty, or riches.
If we are sincere to him through devoted worship, Jehovah will honor us in return. He will ensure that seasons of thanksgiving never elude our lives.
Prayer on Christians as God’s bundle of praises
Dear God, I really appreciate you for all your goodness in my life.
I realize that I am nobody without you in my life. You keep me alive, and you offer me the gift of eternal life through your Son Jesus Christ.
I have nothing to offer you than praises; therefore, teach me how to sincerely praise you from the bottom of my heart.
Please anoint me with grace to offer you quality praises always, so that you can always delight in me.
For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another;
men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient” (Romans 1:26-28 KJV).
In addition, immoral activities such as fornication and adultery compromise God’s standard of holiness, and Christian must not engage in them.
Understand Christianity in a Simple Language
A Christian must not entertain whatever practices contradict bible standard.
Ungodly practices are sinful and punishable by God.
Believers must reject any practice that God has rejected!
Holiness has no substitute with God
Prayer for God’s Grace to Walk in Dignity of Scripture
O dear God please give me grace to walk in dignity before you always.
Enhance me with an ability to resist temptations of sin.
Give me steadfast heart to be firm and live a Christian-principled lifestyle.
Please help and guide me with your Holy Spirit to accurately walk before you throughout the days of my life, so that I can qualify for your eternal kingdom.
The scripture described Satan as a traitor who wanted to usurp the position of his master. The traitor fell from grace, and Jehovah who is the master of all judged him immediately.
Satan the Lucifer will be permanently hurl to hell fire on the last day.
The scripture explained, “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!
For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’
Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit” (Isaiah 14:12-15).
Lesson to Learn from Satan Who Is Doomed for Hell Fire
Satan abused his position in heaven, and God promised to cast him to eternal damnation of hell fire.
Although the arch-enemy may still be causing uproar on earth, but his time is limited. He will not trouble the world forever!
When God’s appointed time come, Satan would be chained and cast into unquenchable fire of hell.
He will remain there permanently. However, it is unfortunate that the enemy might have some company in hell.
Those who fall for his deceits on earth will share hell fire with him (Matthew 25:41).
Meanwhile, everyone has a choice to either follow devil to hell or follow Jesus to heaven.
All it takes to go to heaven is confession of sins, and declaration of Jesus Christ as the true son of God.
Anyone who confesses Jesus as Lord and accept him as his/her personal Savior will be saved (Rom 10:9-10).
Prayer of Victory over Satan and Hell Fire
Dear God, I understand that Satan (devil) is bound to go to hell fire, but I do not want to follow him there.
I want to follow Jesus Christ to heaven. Therefore, I confess Jesus Christ as Lord, and I accept him as my personal Savior.
I believe he died on the cross for my sins, and I believe that he resurrected to give me eternal life.
I confess Jesus Christ as Lord today, and I will serve him forever! So help me God. Amen!
No thorough Bible study can be concluded without investing into a period of thorough prayer.
Ask the Lord to bless you with light of His Term.
Beg him to give you the insight that might be needed to maximize your Bible study with full Holy Spirit demonstration.
Contemplate singing a hymn every once in a while before beginning your Bible.
Hope for comprehending while you study.
Every so often, have a reflection over your past studies.
Look back over your current records to notice patterns in what the Lord has been declaring to you lately, and still continue to declares.
To discover how you can maximize your Bible study, provide much focus on reading nicely.
Studying loudly can be a superb help to obtaining greater comprehension.
Also, ensure to study considerably and long enough for the good Lord to talk for you.
Be optimistic that God will reveal something significant to you through the studying of his words. Also, have a sincere heart of gratitude.
Thank the Lord for revealing himself to you when He really does.
Don’t Just Read, But Research Your Bible
Use Bible research method to operate throughout your studying of the Bible to get the most of inbuilt energy needed.
Consult dictionaries for significance of phrases which might be unknown and atlases or online map applications for aid with geographic recommendations.
Document what God has revealed to you during your own study.
Mark your Bible of essential thoughts that you have observed, particularly cross-references that have assisted your comprehension of what you have studied.
Track your progress to be able to rehearse significant insights after your Bible study. (It is important that you keep your eye on the stuffs that you have studied from the Bible to be able to monitor your progress always).
Ask the Lord to assist you to understand what he desires from you.
Try to consistently examine the complete Bible through year, and after year. This will significantly add value to your life beyond any limited time.
Good luck to you in your studying of the Bible. And may God bless you!
Adam lost the salvation but thank God for Jesus Christ who regained it back.God created all things by himself. He called all things into existence – through his divine authority. The scripture said,
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light” (Genesis 1:1-3 NKJV).
Lesson On The Salvation of Jesus Christ
God is the father of all creations. All things in existence listen to him, and they obey his instructions. However, God shared the same authority with Adam and Eve (first man and first woman) immediately after creation.
Unfortunately, Adam and Eve lost their golden opportunity due to sin – the salvation meant for humankind. However, Jesus Christ regains the same opportunity and he gives the privilege to his followers.
Therefore, anyone who believes in Jesus Christ has dominion over all situations.
All believers are empowered to rule over their world. All children of God retain the right to command and possess their goodness in the land of the living. Hallelujah!
Prayer of Salvation and Victory
In the name of Jesus Christ I regain my victory over Satan. Since I am a child of God, I command all situations to work to my advantage.
I take dominion over both visible and invisible situations, and I command all knees to bow in the name of Jesus Christ.
I confidently possess the gates of my enemies, and I reclaim all my lost opportunities in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Christians are to always pray for God’s blessings, because they are meant for them to enjoy. Paul specially prayed for Christians at Ephesus; however, his prayer applied to all Christians – including present days believers.
Paul paraphrased his prayer,
“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen” (Ephesians 3:14-21).
Lesson for Christians to Pray and Claim God’s blessings
Christians are recipients of God’s blessings. We are God’s children, and all his blessings befit us!
Therefore, every Christian should endeavor to claim any blessing that he or she comes across in the scripture.
(We should always pray to claim God’s blessings as much as possible).
No Christian should hesitate to reclaim any of God’s blessings found on the pages of the scriptures.
No child of God should presume that Psalm 23 only applied to King David.
The same God that David served is the one that we Christians serve; therefore the statement,
“The Lord is my shepherd” mentioned in Psalms still means something to the present day believers.
It means God’s protection and provision would remain available for us.
Truly, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is still the same one that we serve, and we are entitled to all blessings of the scriptures!
Christians Pray and Claim God’s Blessings
Dear God, how awesome you are! You are the best thing that has ever happened to me.
You are my God, my rock, and my fortress! My total life is dedicated to you.
Since you are the same God yesterday, today, and forever, I claim all your promises of blessing mentioned in the scriptures.
May the riches of Abraham abide by me! May the prosperity of Joseph become my portion, and may the victory of David become my testimony!
Since I am a child of God, may his divine favor, riches and goodness follow me throughout the days of my life.
May all my prayers and heart meditations be granted through the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
It is erroneous for any Christian to think that he was saved through his own work.
No one is saved by his efforts, but we are saved by grace through Jesus Christ.
The scripture emphasized, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9
Saved by Grace Lesson
Christians are fortunate to have someone who paid for the penalty of their sins. Since we have believe in Jesus Christ, Christ has gravitated us with God through his saving grace.
The Savior paid for our sins with his own life. He volunteered himself to suffer and die on our behalf as a sacrificial lamb.
We are no more indebted to paying penalty of sin.
Christ has paid our debts; he has saved us; he has cleansed us, and he has transformed us! Christ has made us become new, and we are no more the same old person in sin. Old has gone, new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17)!
We Christians are the redeemed people of God, and crown of glory is awaiting us in heaven.
Meanwhile, none of all benefits of Christianity is awarded to us through hard work or self righteousness.
We are saved and blessed by God – through Jesus Christ. Glory be to his holy name!
Prayer on Salvation By Grace
Dear God, I praise you for saving me through your beloved Son Jesus Christ.
I understand that you have not saved me as a result of my personal works, but you have saved me by grace.
Therefore, my life will remain dedicated to praising your name!
I will praise you always for saving me by grace.
Please, I ask for more grace to remain faithful to you.
Do not let me abuse my salvation with sin, but help me to live a sanctified life that will remain fit for your kingdom.
Empower me through your Holy Spirit to keep focus and remain serving you until the end of my life, so that I can meet you in heaven.
For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
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