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 To Have Confidence In God During Trial

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Children of God must have confidence in God and know that he is with them at all times. Apostle Paul declared, “If God be for us who can be against us?” Romans 8:31

History has repeatedly made it clear that God is ever faithful to deliver those who trust in him. He defended his children during bible time, and he is still doing the same today!

God of the universe that Christians serve is faithful to help us triumph during challenges.

Christians are God’s children; we occupy a special place in his heart, and he will benefit us with his limitless provision and protection.

It is important that we (believers) trust God when we are at the point of needs. Why? God is an Omnipotent one – His strength has no limit!

During bible time, Jehovah performed all kinds of miracle to protect and provide for his children. God’s supernatural power raised the death; parted the sea, and rained manner from heaven. God also rained stones to defend his children in the past!

A special example of how God delivered his children from trouble can be found in 2 Chronicle 20. God’s children were oppressed and surrounded by enemies that outnumbered them.

The enemies intended to loath the land of Judah and kill God’s people. However, Jehovah turned table against the enemies.

King Jehoshaphat of Judah called on God for his defense. He cried out to God in prayer and trusted him for help.

The king prayed,

“O our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You” (2 Chronicles 20:12).

God responded to Jehoshaphat’s prayer with a promise to deliver his land from the oppressors. Jehoshaphat trusted God and made a decision to start praising God immediately.

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King Jehoshaphat demonstrated his confidence in God!

As King Jehoshaphat trusted God for his promise, he organized people to praise God. His action impressed God who immediately insinuated confusion in the camp of his enemies. The enemies began to kill each other until no one remain standing. Bible reported,

“Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another” (2 Chronicles 20:22-23).

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God’s Strength Is Ever Active Till Date

The living God that Christians serve has undiminished strength. God can go to any extent to care for his people. Jehovah who is an Omniscient one will help whoever reserves his complete trust in him!

A person’s attitude towards God will dictate the amount of breakthrough he will receive from him. That is, the more a person trust God, the more his blessing would be. Therefore anyone who intend to receive full benefit should question himself (or herself) whether he deeply trust God or not.

Do you genuinely and deeply trust God during your difficult moment?

To enjoy God’s defense and provisions, your heart must fully rest on God! You must have confidence that he won’t disappoint you when you need his assistance.

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Enemies Lose Battle When You Trust God

Have you considered what your enemies will suffer if you trust God? Your enemies will suffer unimaginable losses as you exercise Trust in God!

God dealt with King Pharaoh who oppressed his children (Exodus 11-15). The same God will deal with whoever raises a finger against you – The beloveth of the Lord!.

Be assured of God’s help if you are a Christian and are currently passing through a challenging moment. God’s help is on the way for you!” You will soon laugh and praise God for his deliverance.

Trust God and wait for his salvation! He will fulfill his promises so that you can praise his name.

Consider to pray to enhance your trust in God. Please pray,

Dear God, I am grateful that you are alive and ever active to defend your children from their troubles! I know you care and you will solve my problems.

Please increase my faith so that I can have confidence and trust you! As I trust you, let my trial turn to a testimony, and let me celebrate my victory to the glory of your name. For in the name of Jesus Christ I have prayed. 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.

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.

GOD’S ADMONITION ON REPENTANCE

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God asked Israelites (his people) to repent from their sins to qualify for his blessings.

God emphasized that holiness is important to him, and it will automatically attract his blessing.

(People who repent from their sins and serve God in holiness will enjoy his benefits).

God said,

“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes. Cease to do evil, Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow. “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword”; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken” (Isaiah 1:16-20).
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Important Lesson on Repentance of Sin

Repentance matters to God. It opens door of opportunity for Christians to get blessed.

Repentance also saves people from receiving God’s punishments.

Everyone must understand that God is more interested in repentance of sins than to see sinners suffer consequences of their actions in hell.

In order words, Jehovah is interested to bless his children than to punish them.

Repentance will open God’s doors of blessing that include salvation, protection, and provision.

An exercise of repentance will save a person from incurring penalty of sin – which is eternal damnation of hell fire.

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Repentance Must Have Clear Definition

Fact No. 1

A person who chooses to take the proper step of repentance must do so with a contrite mind.

He (or she) mustn’t do so to only satisfy conscience, or someone else.

Repentance must be clearly exercised to meet God’s standard of grace and blessing.

*Do not exercise repentance to appease yourself or anyone else.
*Exercise repentance to appease God!

No one should attempt repentance without personal conviction of a wrongdoing.

A repentant sinner must have evaluated his past action and conclude they displeased God.

Fact No. 2

A person who engages in repentance must avoid using general statement.

He (or she) must express his mistakes and genuinely ask God’s forgiveness.

A repentant sinner must mention to God what he is being repented of.

It is affirmative and convincing for a person to spell his mistakes to God, and genuinely ask him to forgive them.

Fact No. 3

It is important that anyone who intends to exercise repentance must follow the proper protocol set by God.

A person asking for forgiveness of his sins must do so by mentioning the name of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ sacrificed his life in exchange for the sins of humanity.

He shed his blood to appease God for our sins.

Hence, no one will be able to receive God’s forgiveness without mentioning the name of Jesus Christ.

No one receives repentance of sin without mentioning the name of Jesus Christ.

It is written:

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5 KJV).

Jesus Christ offers license for sin cleansing through his blood; forgiveness of sin can only be obtained through the power of his resurrection

A person who exercises repentance through Jesus Christ will be forgiven and be saved.

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

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 4:14-16 KJV).
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The Blood of Jesus Christ Washes Sins Away

Jesus Christ is the propitiation for sins.

Jesus Christ suffered and died in the hands of his persecutors.

He was hanged on the tree, and wore the crown of tore.

Jesus shed his blood till death on the cross and was buried in the grave.

Christ resurrected on the third day and offered his believers salvation and eternal life.

Through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ we shall receive forgiveness of sins, and thereby qualify for the kingdom of God.
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Adverse Effect for Those Who Intend To Invade Repentance

Repentance is not a choice but a must for everyone.

Since no one can claim absolute holiness, it is important that we all confess our sins and repent from them.

A person who refuses to repent from his (or her) sins risks the punishment of eternal damnation in hell fire.

God who is notable for being merciful will have no other option than to exercise harsh punishment of hell on the unrepentant sinners.
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Repentance Leads to Salvation

All people – without exception – must repent from his or her sins to be saved.

Have you confessed your sins to the Lord?

Have you repented from your sins and promised God to turn a new leaf?

Have you prayed to have grace needed to live holy and acceptable life before God?

Do not hesitate to take a step of repentance.

Use this opportunity to break free from the bondage of sins, and qualify for God’s eternal benefits on earth and in heaven.
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Prayer of Repentance and Ability to Live Holy Life

Dear God, I understand that I am not a perfect person; I am a sinner, and I come humbly before you today to ask for the forgiveness of my sins.

I confess all my past sins. I am sorry for them all, and I ask for your forgiveness.

Please forgive my sins.

Cleanse me from all my unrighteousness and qualify me for your eternal blessings!

I confess your Son Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior.

I profess my faith in him, and I obtain my holiness through him.

Please empower me through your Holy Spirit to keep living a pure and acceptable life before you, so that I can inherit your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORS AS YOURSELF

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Are Christians allowed to segregate?

Our Lord Jesus commands us to Love our neighbors as ourselves. Christian are expected to love all people equally and avoid segregation.

Believers must understand that it is sinful to give preferential treatment to anyone.

We must not specially favor anyone (or a group of people) at the expense of others. God requires that his worshipers desist from segregation and treat all people equally.

The scripture stated,

“If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors” (James 2:8-9).

 

A Child of God to Avoid Segregation

A person who gives preferential treatment is an unjust person, and he would suffer consequences of his action from God if he (or she) does not repent.

God’s children must love all people and treat them equally – Without partiality.

No Christian is allowed to favor the rich at the expense of the poor. Also, a follower of Jesus Christ must not respect influential people and look down on common people.

A good Christian must learn from God who cares for all people equally.

No iota of partiality is with God! He sends rain in its season to benefit all people. God waters the whole earth to bring out its produce for everyone’s consumption.

In addition, believers must learn from Jesus Christ who demonstrated unbiased love to people of his time (while on earth).

He walked around the town doing good to all people without an element of partiality. Jesus even went out of his way to care for people that were rejected by the society. The Son of God fed poor people and gave hope to the hopeless!

Any Christian who violates the rule of openness and unbiased love will suffer consequences of his action – irrespective of his religious title and/or affiliation.

Every believer must have the mind of Jesus Christ. We must serve God with humility and truly represent Christ. Our openness and sincere interaction will preach better sermons than our speeches.

Children of God ought to pray for God’s grace to practice true love that glorifies Christ.

Believers from all walks of life should read their Bible and practice the teachings of Jesus Christ to the letter!

Our faithful services to Jesus Christ will motivate other people to come closer and receive his salvation. Also, our faithful services will result to our blessings!

Please pray for grace to treat all people equally

Dear God, please give me grace to treat all people equally. Help me to desist from giving preferential treatment to anyone, so that I will not sin against you!

I ask for strength to treat people with respect and love. Let my actions motivate other people to receive your salvation.

Also let my honest services transform to my blessing. For in the name of Jesus Christ I have prayed. Amen.

Beware: Insensitive Christians Would Backslide!

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Christians are warned to beware of surge of immoral activities that would perpetrate our society on the last days (Such as we now see).

Bible warned that some believers would be deceived and backslide from faith if care is not taken.

Bible warned Christians,

“…These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage. But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit” (Jude 1:16-19).

Present day Christians are living at a crucial time when our faith would be tested with fire, and we must ensure to stand firm in faith to avoid backsliding.

Satan will claim glory whenever a Christian stumbles from faith, so we must be careful!

Christians To Beware of Heresy: Filter Any Teaching Received

Christians are now exposed to some theories that are unbiblical. Our society is promoting practices that are contradictory to God’s principles slated in the bible.

Unfortunately, some believers are either forced or manipulated to adopt those sinful practices.

For examples, media outlets brainwash Christians (as well as others) to consider homosexuality as a normal practice – This is unbiblical!

Worse still, some people who professed to believe in Jesus Christ also declared adoption of an erroneous theory that proclaimed Jesus Christ was just a mere human being.

Those heresy lovers disputed the fact that Jesus Christ was God in human flesh when he was on earth.

It is unfortunate that some Christians/preachers broadcast eternal salvation with a claim that salvation cannot be lost through a sin!

Christians who are naive are rapidly falling for deceptions!

Heavenly minded people must be sensitive of erroneous teachings to avoid losing their souls to Satan in hell fire.

Christians must beware of heresy and ensure to engage in personal bible study to develop our spiritual stamina, and grow in God.

Believers must only uphold traditional principles of the bible.

Every serious Christian ought to daily read his or her bible to understand God’s mind and affirm the truth.

Also, we must pray for God’s guidance to understand the scriptures and remain rapturable.

More importantly, believers must be careful in making selection of associations.

We must select spiritual leaders or mentors that uphold God’s views that are slated in the bible.

A good Christian would not blindly follow any religion sect or a religion leader.

A good Christian won’t follow any church and/or denomination without evaluating its practices with bible standard.

Don’t entertain a bible teacher, preacher, pastor, prophet or any other that contradict fundamental teachings of the bible.

As a Christian, you must be heavenly conscious at all times.

Ensure to serve God in Spirit and in truth (John 4:24).

A serious Christian who does his or her due diligence to follow bible truth will escape God’s punishment of hell fire.

Such believer will meet God in heaven on the last day.

Pray to Receive Strength to Overcome!

O dear good Lord please save me from heresy that perpetrate our society.

I don’t want to miss heaven, so please help me to uphold your principles that are slated in the bible.

Save me from false teacher, preacher, prophet, and others who manipulate bible for their selfish gains.

Save me from Satanic agents whose purposes are to deceive people and send them to hell fire!

Please give me a contrite heart to maintain a good standard that befit your kingdom.

Help me to abstain from evil and promiscuous practices that our society promote.

Empower me through your Holy Spirit to live a life that is pleasing unto you at all times.

Please count me worthy for your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.