How To Become Rich In God’s Way

how to become richA psalmist lamented and voiced his concerns as he witnessed how wicked people prospered on earth.

The man thought God was partial to have allowed the prosperity of such evil people. However, God opened his eyes to reality as he confessed,

envy“When I tried to understand all this, it troubled me deeply till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.

Surely you place them on slippery ground; you cast them down to ruin. How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors!

They are like a dream when one awakes; when you arise, Lord, you will despise them as fantasies” (Psalm 73:16-20 NIV).

Become Rich In God’s Way: Pursue Honest Riches

Children of God are to focus on receiving their riches from God, and not to envy the wicked people.

Wicked people may prosper today but their prosperity would remain temporal – They will not last, but soon vanish.

 

Become Rich In God’s Way: Why?

    • The prosperity of the righteous people will last a lifetime – It will also abide in heaven.

 

    • The prosperity of the righteous people will be inheritable.

 

  • God will spare their descendants to enjoy the benefits of their labor!

People who have made their choice to pursue righteous riches and serve God well should not hesitate their efforts, since they will receive better and lasting success from God.
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Bible Declares,

“Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses. He himself shall dwell in prosperity, And his descendants shall inherit the earth” (Psalm 25:12-13 NKJV)).

Pray To Become Rich In God’s Way

Dear God please give me grace to pursue riches that come from you!

    • Let my efforts be effective towards righteousness.

 

    • Do not let me envy the wicked people, or follow their footsteps.

 

  • Let my efforts glorify your name in this life to receive abiding success and also qualify for your eternal blessings in heaven.

Please do these things and more for me!

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

The Way of God may be Different

way of GodWe human beings must always reference God for his supremacy.

We must understand that he is different from us, and his ways are not always the same as ours.

A good lesson about this subject can be learned from the Bible when one of King David’s servants passionately served God to a dissatisfaction.

A man called Uzza attempted to help out when some priests made a mistake and could have dropped God’s Ark of Covenant. (1 Chronicles 13).

Uzza ran to help safeguard the Ark of God’s Covenant from falling.

To everyone’s surprise, Uzza’s action irritated God because he touched his Ark, and he struck him to death immediately. The bible reported,

“Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against Uzza, and He struck him because he put his hand to the ark; and he died there before God” (1 Chronicles 13:10).

 

More Bibbiblele Example

Besides Uzza providing unacceptable service to God during David’s tenure, several other people have stumbled in similar exploits.

Korah, Dathan, and Abiram poked their noses where they did not belong, and “they got burnt” in the process.

The trio insinuated crisis among the Isrealites when they sojourned in the wilderness.

They organized a revolt against Moses and challenged his right of leadership.

The men also polluted people’s minds and were able to win at least 250 renown Israelite leaders to their caucus.

All colluded against Moses and accused him of lording himself over them. The Bible reported,

They came as a group to speak to Moses and Aaron and said, “You have gone too far.

All the People are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them.

So why do you put yourselves above all the people of the Lord?” (Numbers 16:3 EXB)

The people insulted Moses further when he attempted to bring them closer. It is reported,

Then Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said [defiantly], “We will not come up. Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land [of plenty] flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness, but you would also lord it over us?

Indeed, you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you gouge out the eyes of these men? We will not come up!” (Numbers 16:12-14 AMP)
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Boomerang!

The end game wasn’t palatable for the wilderness gangsters. About 250 of them faced the fierce anger of God and died mysteriously.

God made the earth to open up and swallow them alive. (Numbers 16:31-35).

As if the trouble was not enough, more people challenged Moses and Aaron in protest for the rebels that died.

God was provoked further, and he caused additional 14,700 people to died (Numbers 16:49).

 

Very Important Lessons about – The Way of God

Don’t forget: The way of God may not be same as ours!

warningAll people – including Christians must be careful not to be over-zealous when dealing with God.

No matter how much we care about him, we must understand that it may be risky to handle his business anyhow.

No one should meddle with God’s business uninvited, or else he or she risks facing some consequences.

God’s way may not necessarily be same as ours!

It is important that everyone (for especially the so-called believers) allow God to handle his own business as he pleases – and only to get involved whenever proper invitation is extended to us.

 

Don’t get involved in a business that doesn’t concern you!

Some actions are lightly offensive to God, but others are considered as significant. Those significant ones are very BIG in his sight.

For example, it will be a worse case scenario for anyone to attempt to judge God himself!

hammerNo one is authorized to judge God under whatever condition.

He is Jehovah – the Creator of heaven and earth, and he deserves to be hallowed always.

The way of God may not be same as ours! He is the Porter, and we are the clay! He made us, but we did not make him.

The Creator can choose to act at will, and no one is qualified to question his decisions.

For example, a person who criticizes any servant of God may be infuriating God towards his actions – Even though such person may have presumed his criticism is justifiable based on what he knows.

Jehovah has not assigned anyone to judge his servants anyhow.

The Creator is competent enough to weigh every action that his servants carry out, and he reserves the right to judge them as he pleases.

Remember: The way of God may not be same as ours!

The Creator may not need our assistance to chastise any of his servants that violate his rules – In as much their deeds may appear fit for our criticisms.

Truly, some gospel ministers (like other regular human beings) may have made glaring mistakes that anyone can recognize. Yet, it is still none of our business to accuse or abuse them.

The board or any responsible committee assigned for the task of overseeing their activities should be allowed to carry out the task.

Activities of God’s ministers must not be considered as open matter for every Dick and Harry to dabble into.

In short, God is strong enough to handle his own business, and he may or may not choose us to meddle.

We must remain silent and let God have his way, or until we are commissioned to get involved.

Prayer to Honor “The Way of God”

prayerDear God, please help me to honor your way and respect your viewpoint on all matters.

Help me to stay clear of trouble and not get involved in a business that will boomerang!

Please give me ability to mind my own business and honorably serve you always.

Let your Holy Spirit help me to be sensitive in my dealing with you and your servants.

Create your fear in my heart to serve you with dignity so that I can qualify for your blessings – and not your wrath.

Empower me to make positive contributions into your gospel business so that it can expand and be more profiting for your kingdom.

Please count me worthy to make it to your presence in heaven to hear the word “Welcome home my good son (daughter).”

For in the name of Jesus Christ I have prayed. Amen!

CHRISTIANS TO PRACTICE TRUE LOVE

 

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True love is good for everyone. It is good for God and it is good for humans.

Christians (out of all people on earth) must understand the importance of true love and practice it.

Christians must understand that God requires genuine love from us.

We must consider the practice as our basic essential requirement for inheriting God’s kingdom.

Each believer must appreciate the love of God and express it.

God expects his children to demonstrate true love notable as Agape Love – Which is void of an imperfection.

No Christians should find basis in hatred.

The scripture stated,

“Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness” (1 John 2:9 NIV).

God fulfilled his portion of love mandate by sending his beloved Son Jesus Christ to die for the world.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 KJV).

God fulfilled his love obligation; we humans are now left with task to fulfill ours!

Will it be easy to express true love at all times? Absolute not.

However, the Spirit of God that dwells in us can help us overcome temptation of hated and motivate us to live in love.

A Christians who desires to obey God and live in love should not focus on any hateful or hostile circumstance that surrounds him (or her).

A good Christian is expected to focus on God who is able to empower him to obey his commandment of living in True Love.

Christians should focus on Jesus Christ who abandoned his adorable heavenly home to live among wicked people on earth for the sake of saving their souls.

 

Why Should a Christian focus on Jesus Christ to Demonstrate True Love?

 

    • Christ loved the world that hated him.

 

    • Christ reciprocated love for hatred.

 

    • Christ died for the wicked world.

 

  • Christ commissioned his followers to keep showing his true love to the wicked world.

The call for Christians to live in true love must not only be demonstrated towards the wicked world.

Believers must also demonstrate true love towards one another.

Christians must love each other dearly!

“Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness” (1 John 2:9 NIV).

Paul admonished Christians to live and operate in love that symbolizes God’s required Agape Love.

Paul stated,

“Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen” (2 Corinthians 13:11-14).

 

 

Christians need to be watchful of Factors that Derail True Love

It is important that children of God take caution not to fail on the subject of true love.

 

    1. Christians must ensure that the expression of our love is without reservation.

 

    1. Christians must allow the Holy Spirit to motivate and rule our love activities

 

    1. Christians must avoid selfishness when exercising love

 

    1. Christian must avoid partiality when exercising love

 

  1. Christian must allow God to be at the center of our activities, and let him take due glory.

 

Advantages of True Love

Some advantages are bound to come with expression of true love.

 

    1. Love and unity will help Christian community stay strong.

 

    1. Christian body will experience growth with true love affirmation.

 

    1. Christian community will experience God’s demonstrative power like bible time.

 

    1. More people will be added to God’s kingdom. Unbelievers will sense the presence of genuine love and be gravitated to it.

 

  1. Those who persecute Christianity will be challenged to drop batons and be converted to the faith.

Beyond the success of gospel evangelisation that comes with True Love, the practice will also open a pathway of prosperity for believers.

That is, people who demonstrate true love are bound to prosper in this life, and the one to come!

So much joy await believers that demonstrate true love to glorify God!

 

 

Pray for God’s Empowerment to Demonstrate True Love

Dear God I am determined to live in true love!

I want to represent you well on earth with the required true love so that I can qualify for your kingdom.

Please empower me through your Holy Spirit to live in true love!

I also pray for all believers throughout the world to receive your grace and power needed to sincerely love, as you required.

Please help my brothers and sisters in Christ to stay together and love each other dearly.

Help Christians to share and practice common love that meet your expectations.

Let believers throughout the world lay aside selfishness and segregation.

Help the church to promote activities that will solidify our relationship with you so that we can prosper!

Please let your Holy Spirit bind brethren together so that we can remain fit to inherit your eternal kingdom.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I have prayed. Amen!

OBEDIENCE LEADS TO BLESSING

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God demands obedience from his children. We must satisfy God with holiness to receive his blessings.

Believers can learn from a bible scenario that God used to chastise his children for their disobedient acts.

God put people of Judah to task by asking them some provocative questions.

In a metaphorical statement, Jehovah challenged Judah inhabitants to consider what the consequences of their sinful actions would be should they persist in sin and shun repentance.

God said,

Now let me sing to my Well-beloved a song of my beloved regarding His vineyard: My Well-beloved has a vineyard on a very fruitful hill.

He dug it up and cleared out its stones, and planted it with the choicest vine.

He built a tower in its midst, and also made a winepress in it; so He expected it to bring forth good grapes, But it brought forth wild grapes.

“And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, Judge, please, between Me and My vineyard. What more could have been done to my vineyard that I have not done in it?

Why then, when I expected it to bring forth good grapes, did it bring forth wild grapes?” (Isaiah 5:1-4).

 

Important Lessons on Obedience to God

Lesson 1

Obedience leads to blessings. A person who chooses to walk in God’s way and obey his laws will prosper. Such person will see his/her fruits abide.

Lesson 2

Disobedience leads to suffering. A person who disobeys God’s law exposes himself (or herself) to negative consequences.

Sin exposes a person to influences of Satan, which are detrimental to any soul!

Nothing good comes from the devil who is ever willing to assault God’s children.

Lesson 3

Anyone who makes a decisive effort to satisfy God with obedience will prosper.

Believers’ portions of obedience are not limited to heavenly blessings; they will also prosper on earth and glorify God.

Please Pray for Strength to Obey God

O dear good Lord please give me grace and strength to obey your laws so that I can qualify for your earthly and heavenly rewards.

I understand that Satan has nothing good to offer anyone who chooses to follow him; therefore, I choose not to follow him!

I choose to obey God!

I am determined to follow you (God) and obey your instructions so that I can prosper.

Please give me grace to remain committed and obey your instructions from now on, and forever more!

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

CHRISTIANS MUST POSSESS THE SPIRIT OF HUMILITY

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Humility is an excellent virtue that God’s children must possess.

Jehovah requires all his children to live humbly and uprightly before him at all times.

A good child of God would not seek for an excuse to entertain pride.

Christians should learn from King Uzziah in the bible who practiced both sides of the coin and reaped the consequences.

Uzziah lived in humility at the beginning of his tenure, but switched to entertain pride at the end.

 

Explore the Life of King Uzziah from 2 Chronicles 26

King Uzziah succeeded many wayward kings in the land of Judah.

His predecessors disobeyed God but he chose to act differently.

King Uzziah satisfied God.

Against the common practices of his time, Uzziah prioritize serving God and ruled his people with Godly fear.

God compensated King Uzziah for his faithfulness by helping him to become prosperous.

Uzziah was more famous than his neighboring kings.

Other kings looked up to his success.

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The Coin Flip of King Uzziah – Pride Took Over His Humility

It is unfortunate that King Uzziah who started well with God did not end well.

Uzziah allowed fame and success to blindfold him, and sinned against his God.

The king let down his guard of righteousness; he allowed pride to set in, and was derailed!

The end game wasn’t palatable for King Uzziah. His exploits ended terribly!

The scripture reported,

“When he (Uzziah) was strong his heart was lifted up, to his destruction, for he transgressed against the Lord his God by entering the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense” (2 Chronicles 26:16).

Despite all warnings that King Uzziah received to repent from his sins, he persisted to pursue God’s forbidden task.

He crossed his boundary to usurp the position of God’s priests – Which was beyond his customary roles.

Uzziah’s action upset God as the bible reported,

“Then Uzziah became furious; and he had a censer in his hand to burn incense. And while he was angry with the priests, leprosy broke out on his forehead, before the priests in the house of the Lord, beside the incense altar.

And Azariah the chief priest and all the priests looked at him, and there, on his forehead, he was leprous; so they thrust him out of that place.

Indeed he also hurried to get out, because the Lord had struck him. King Uzziah was a leper until the day of his death.

He dwelt in an isolated house, because he was a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the Lord.

Then Jotham his son was over the king’s house, judging the people of the land” (2 Chronicles 26:19-21).

 

 A believer must have a servant-heart always!

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Learn Some Important Lessons on Humility

Christians are required to fear God, and serve him with humility.

We must understand that our acquired success comes from the Lord.

No matter the amount of success we might have achieved, we must not forget our little beginning.

 

    • Believers must remember how God has helped us in the past.

 

    • Jehovah provided for our needs when we lack.

 

  • He performed miracles to turn our impossibilities to possibilities!

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Not A Christian-By-Chance, But A Christian-By-Grace

Christians must remember how God adopted us to become his children.

We were once staunch sinners, and have no hope of eternity; yet God forgave our sins and saved us though grace of his Son Jesus Christ.

No Christian should take his salvation grace for granted.

It is the most precious gift of all times.

Christians are saved by grace as the bible stated,

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

Bible also stated,

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 NKJV).

It is important to emphasize that God will bless people that are consistently loyal to him, and live in humility.

No Christian is allowed to live in pride.

 

A good Christian must always say: “I am what I am by the grace of God.” (1 Corinthians 15:10)

 

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Some Consequences of Pride

A person who lives in pride will pay a heavy price in the hands of his/her Maker.

 

    • God will not lightly esteem anyone who arrogates God’s glory unto himself.

 

    • God will not be proud of a Christian who wears arrogant look.

 

    • God will not honor a person who secretly lives in pride but camouflage humility.

 

    • God will distance himself from a person who forgets his/her little beginning and refuses to honor him.

 

  • God will punish anyone (whether Christian or not) who lives in pride.

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Pray to Walk in Humility before God

Dear God please give me grace to serve you in humility at all times.

Help me to respect you always!

Please let your Holy Spirit guide me to make decisions that satisfies you.

Enable me with grace to always appreciate you for everything that happens in my life.

Empower me through your Holy Spirit to keep focusing on you during my trying moments and success moments.

Help me to live in humility and glorify you always, so that you can be comfortable to bless me more.

Please take all glory over my life!

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

Does God Exist: Yes or No?

God existThe question whether God exists or not is often asked, and it deserves to be analytically answered for the sake of clarity and affirmation.

Does God exist? Yes he does, and here are the justifications for the answer:

Both nature and the scriptures affirm the existence of God.

 

Does God Exist?

The scripture plainly describes people who deny God’s existence as fools; it further warns the skeptics to repent or else risk the judgement of condemnation that will follow after.

The scripture stated,

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; there is none who does good. God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Every one of them has turned aside; they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, No, not one” (Psalm 53:1-3).

The affirmative condemnation for denial of God’s existence is stated: “But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” (Romans 2:5-6 NIV).

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Nature Prove The Existence of God

Does God Exist? Yes, he is real and his existence is undeniable. Even though we cannot see him physically, but we can see his works around us.

God’s fingerprint is all over places – Everyone without exception can see and feel his presence everywhere!

 

    • If there is no God, who could have done so many beautiful things that we see and enjoy today?

 

    • If there is no God, who could have kept the climate in its unique status – Both weather and seasons maintain their schedule in amazing chronological fashion?

 

  • If there is no God, who could have made human beings with such perfect design that we see today?

Humans can eat, excrete, walk, sleep, and wake up.

In fact, the genius creativity of God about humans is so real that we can even walk and run, and be able to release exhaust through our nostrils (a design similar to any locomotive engine).

Truly God is real and alive. His supremacy will last eternally!

God’s Ingenuity for Creation

Does God Exist? Yes! Whoever says there is no God is nothing but a fool!

The critics common arguments that all things existed by nature is absurd.

The truth remains that God created the nature itself! Nature did not produce human being, God did.

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A person who denies the existence of God should question him or herself on the following:

 

    • Who could have formed the sky in such a perfect shape and colors?

 

    • Who could have made trees to mostly grow green leaves that are restful and suitable to behold?

 

    • Who could have made sunrise and sunset that never miss their schedules?

 

  • Who could have made climate and weather to repeat their yearly routine schedules without failing?

The question whether God does exists or not should not be difficult for anyone to answer.

No need for a rocket science to understand that something significant (powerful and miraculous) lies behind our created universe.

Such significant force can only come from someone who is higher in power.

No one other than God can qualify for such characteristics! He is the unique and specific deity behind the creations!

 

God Created Man and Woman

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Does God exist? God does exist! He made human beings and furnished us perfectly.

Man (and woman) has two ears that line perfectly across his head.

Man has two legs to maintain perfect stability; He has two eyes that are complemented with eye-lashes to ward off insects and flies.

Man has a mouth to eat food and an anus to excrete his digested foods.



Heaven Represents God’s Perfection

The beauty of this world is nothing to compare with the beauty of heaven that God is preparing for his saints.

All we have seen here on earth are nothing to compare with his heavenly creativity.

The Creator has reserved heaven for his excellence. It will remain a place where he showcase the perfection of his beauty.

Something remarkable about the news of heaven consisting of God’s perfect works is that we humans will also have our chance to have a glimpse of it.

In fact, beyond brief exhilaration, believers will call heaven their permanent home! That is, people who have confessed the existence of God will enjoy him to the fullness in heaven.

However, something very important about this to note is that not all people will qualify for heaven.

Only a few individuals who have confessed Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior will qualify to eternally enjoy God’s creative works in heaven.

It is therefore expedient that people align their faith with Jesus Christ by confessing him as their Lord and Savior to qualify for heaven. Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he is the only one that offers direct pathway to heaven.

 

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).

 

Prayer To Key Into The Existence Of God

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Does God Exist? Yes!

Dear God, I understand that it takes foolishness to argue that you do not exist.

I know you are in existence and I know that you are real more than anything else!

I thank you for the beautiful earth that you have created.

I understand that you have more beautiful works at display in heaven, and I want to witness them also.

Besides, I want to make heaven my permanent home once my earthly race is over.

Therefore, I ask that you please count me worthy to enter heaven on the last day.

I know that faith in Jesus Christ is the means of entering heaven, and I must confess him as my personal Savior to qualify. Therefore, I confess my faith in him today.

I confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and I accept him as my personal Lord and Savior.

Henceforth, I am a child of God who is qualified to inherit the gift of eternal life in heaven!

Glory to God in the highest. Amen!

MAKE THE CHURCH RETURN TO GOOD OLD DAYS

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The church is important to God. The church is also known as the body of Christ, which he purchased with his blood.

 

Jesus Christ expects believers to carefully handle the affairs of his church, and ensure it fulfills the purpose for which it was founded.

 

God’s warnings to some early churches are highlighted in multiple places in the bible. (Read Revelation 2 and Revelation 3).

 

God’s warnings given in the bible still apply to today’s churches.

 

Paul also admonished the church to maintain a godly position and remain relevant for God’s kingdom.

 

During his farewell speech to the elders at Ephesus, Paul declared a warning that was full of prophecies of the integrity battle that the end time churches would have to fight.

 

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).

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Common Problems That Our Churches Must Address

Christian body must always appreciate the principles of the bible; uphold them, and practice them.

 

Believers must understand that Jesus Christ paid a heavy price for our sins, and also purchased the church with his blood.

 

Jesus Christ – The Redeemer purchased his church with his own blood through his death on the cross, so that all people can have access to God.

 

Christ established his church for the purpose of benefiting Christians (and any other who would subscribe to the religion).


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The Church to Acknowledge Its Failures and Change for Good

 

Christian body must acknowledge the fact that we are falling short of God’s expectations on subject of holiness and true love.

 

We (believers) must admit our failures, and come to the conclusion that we need to turn a new leaf to satisfy God.

 

Christians must make things right with God!

 

Holiness practices have become secondary for the present day churches.

 

While the church has not publicly denied God’s principle of holiness, we have secretly done so!

 

Our churches have substituted important topics such as righteousness and holiness for some convenient subjects – Which are not limited to faith, healing, and prosperity.

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14 KJV).

The church leaders must redirect their steps back to God, and offer good leadership by upholding the fundamental principles of the bible.

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The Roadmap to Appeasing God

Among other Christian topics that brethren need to hear, our church leaders must lay emphasis on holiness.

More importantly, Christian body must duly acknowledge the facts listed below and practice them:

 

    • Christian body must prioritize gospel evangelization

 

    • We must lay emphasis on the preaching of holiness as the basis of inheriting God’s kingdom

 

    • We must emphasize the need to care for the poor

 

    • We must stop denominational segregation

 

  • We must uphold unbiased love among our faith community

 

It is important that believers pray for the revival of our churches so that we can remain relevant for God.

 

Our prayers and commitments will help us witness God’s power like the people of olden days (and much more!)

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Please Pray for The Church

Pray for the Church of Jesus Christ, and Believers Throughout the World

Dear Jesus Christ, I appreciate the efforts you made to establish the church.

 

You established the church for the purpose of benefiting believers and glorify your name.

 

Please help the church to take the necessary steps needed to meet your expectations.

 

Help believers to walk and work together in true love.

 

Save the Body of Christ from segregation.

 

Please guide our church leaders to yield to the leadership of your Holy Spirit.

 

Help Christians throughout the world to prioritize gospel evangelization.

 

Help us to preach unbiased word of God that will benefit people at this end time!

 

Please empower believers to maintain good relationship with you.

 

Help us to keep radiating the light of your gospel from now on, and forever more!

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

GOD DESERVES OUR PRAISES – BELIEVERS MUST PRAISE HIM

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Children of God must praise God at all times, and in all situations.

Christians are divinely packaged to be God’s bundle of praises. We must praise his name.

The scripture stated,

“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).

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Lesson on Praises to God

God created humans for the benefit of receiving our praises.

If no one gets the purpose of his/her creation, Christians must get it!

We must give God due praises at all times.

Believers are to praise God always, since the Spirit of Christ dwell in us.

We must not allow our circumstances to overwhelm and prevent us from praising God.

Also, Christians must not allow human feelings to dictate how much or how less we should praise God.

Our unbiased and un-quantifiable praises must go to God always.

Each Christian must understand that praises is a primary assignment that he (or she) is created to offer unto God.

Believers must not allow any situation to reduce our interest in giving heartfelt gratitude to God at all times.

We cannot afford to fail our duty of offering due praises to God!

A good Christian will emphasize: “No life situation can stop me from praising God!”

Praising God is our due task in spite of our situations – Whether it has to do with failure, success, poverty, or riches.

God will bless people that sincerely praise him at all times.

Jehovah will honor believers as we offer him our quality praises in every situation.

Our heavenly Father will ensure the season of thanksgiving will never miss in our lives.

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Prayer of Grace to Praise God at all Times

Dear God, I am offering you my praises at this time, and I will praise you forever more!

You are the best thing that has ever happened to me!

You created me well and decorated my life with beauty and honor.

You saved me from affliction and provided for my needs.

You even saved my soul from eternal destruction of hell, and earned me the gift of eternal life!

What a wonderful God you are!

I am dedicating my life for your praises. I will praise you in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

I will praise you throughout the days of my life.

Please give me a contrite heart to keep praising your name from now on, and forever more.

For in the name of your Son Jesus Christ I have offered my prayers and praises! Amen.

CHRISTIANS ARE PARTAKERS OF ALL BIBLICAL BLESSINGS

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Christians are children of God, and we are the partakers of God’s blessings proclaimed in the bible.

 

Any individual Christian (or a Christian group) can claim bible blessings without restriction.

 

The blessings of the bible apply to all Christians throughout the world

 

For example, the blessings in Paul’s prayer rendered for the Ephesians Christian several years ago still apply to us – Today’s Christians.

 

Paul’s prayers apply to today’s Christians to benefits.

 

Paul prayed and said,

 

“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).

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Lesson on Biblical Blessings as They apply to Present Day Christians

Anyone who has declared Jesus Christ as Lord, and has accepted him into his (or her) life is a confirmed child of God.

Such person has entitlement to enjoy God’s benefits – without any reservation.

 

The bible – which is the word of God – has bundle of God’s benefits for believers.

 

Every child of God should claim God’s blessings and make the best of them.

 

The same God who has demonstrated his remarkable strength during bible time is still alive to do much more for people who believe in his name.

 

God is able to perform miracles beyond any human imagination if we can trust him.

 

The promises of God in the bible are ever active, and no child of God should assume they are obsolete.

 

God of olden days is still the same today. Christians serve him, and are worthy of his benefits.

 

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever!” (Hebrew 13:8)

 

The same God who helped his people in the past is still alive to help us today.

 

He will perform similar bible miracles in our lives, and much more!

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 Claim Your Bible Blessings Now!

 

  • Christians should not read bible like literature.
  • We must not assume bible benefits apply to ancient people only.
  • Bible blessings are still relevant today. They apply to today’s Christians.

 

For example, the statements such as “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want” did not only apply to King David.

 

The same statement applies to all living Christians throughout the world.

 

King David is dead, but “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want…” still applies to all living Christians!

 

Both the writer of this article and the readers have equal right to claim the benefits of the bible.

 

“The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want” applies to us all!

 

Each Christian should confidently profess that he (or she) serves the same God of bible patriarchs.

 

Today’s believers have equal entitlement with bible patriarchs like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!

 

That is, every child of God must be possessive of bible blessings and personalize them for their benefit.

 

Each Christian must declare:

 

  • God of Abraham is my God
  • God of Isaac and Jacob is my God
  • I am God’s apple eye specially created to prosper on earth

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Pray and proclaim Bible benefits to your life

Dear God, you are such a God of blessing, and I love you so much!

 

I understand that bible blessings apply to me, and I am determined to lay claim on each of them.

 

Today I declare that God’s promises of the bible apply to me.

 

I am a child of God; therefore I declare that I am blessed in the morning; I am blessed in the evening, and I am blessed in the night.

 

“I am blessed in the city, and blessed in the country.” (Deuteronomy 28:3 NIV)

 

“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” (Psalm 23:6 NIV).

 

Since “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want,” I am blessed beyond curses. Grace and favor of the Lord shall follow with me every day of my life.

 

“The joy of the Lord shall be my strength” from now on, and forever more!

 

For in the name of Jesus Christ I have made my proclamations and lay hold on my blessings. Amen!

CHRISTIANS TO BEWARE OF PRIDE AND AVOID PITFALL

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Everyone (including Christians) is prone to temptation of pride.

Children of God must take extra caution not to fall into the pitfall.

Every child of God must cautiously make efforts not to fall for Satan’s trick of self-pride!

No doubt that Satan – the enemy of righteousness – would first attempt pride as an attack tool to make a successful Christian stumble into sin.

The enemy would tempt a Christian to be self-focus and/or be self-gratifying without the consciousness of glorifying God. (A practice considered detestable to God).

Instead of anyone becoming obsessive of his (or her) achievement, he should make efforts to divert due glory to God.

A good Christian will divert people’s attention to God under whatever circumstance!

It is un-disputable fact to state that no one can successfully make anything happen without the help of God.

“…A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven” (John 3:27 KJV)

Christians to learn from Apostle Paul (in the bible); with the use of his personal experience, he analyzed how Satan can manipulate anyone into pride – through his personal achievements.

Paul stated,

“…And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.

Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me,

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9).

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Summary Lesson on Humility vs Pride

 

  1. God created humanity to depend on him. He wants us to look up to him for our needed help.
  1. God does not want us to be self-gratifying or be self-sufficient.
  1. Satan will attempt to make anyone be obsessed of his achievements without the consciousness of glorifying God.
  1. God wants us to gratify our success to him – Even if our personal efforts are involved.

 

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To Be Reminded Of Christians’ Need To Take Caution

 

  • Flesh wants self-gratification. We must not allow it.
  • Satan wants us to choose pathway of pride to trip and fall. We must not allow him.
  • God dislike any gratification that voids the praise of his name. We must give God his due honor.
  • Christians must yield to the leadership of the Holy Spirit and refuse to satisfy desires of self.

Don’t get confused about Pride

 

  • It is important to note there is nothing bad in taking pride in an achievement if due honor is given to God.
  • Pride of an achievement is only considered erratic when a person pretends he has earned his success without God’s help.

Never Forget!

 

    • God wants to take pride out of us to bless us more.

 

  • God wants to demonstrate to everyone around that he is the brain behind our success.

 

A thoughtful believer will honor God for his/her achievement.

Will you pray for grace to do so?

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Prayer of Grace to Practice Humility Before God

Dear God, please make me a Christian that appreciates you for my achievements.

Give me grace to appreciate your help in everything I do.

Enable me with courage to honor you over my achievement so that you can be happy with me, and be motivated to bless me more.

Empower me through your Holy Spirit to live a pleasant life before you always.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.