THE MESSAGE WE ARE PREACH

Jonah 3:1-4 And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time, saying, Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee. So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days’ journey. And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.

I have tried one way or the other to present God in this forum with my small understanding and leave the rest to the ability of the holy spirit to grow the little seed i have planted; for indeed, who can explain God to a mere mortal save the Spirit? Like every other experience, we develop our belief, faith and trust based on how we understand or interpret what they have taught us to us. If we perceive it as kind, we shall thenceforth continue with that perception. A messenger’s ability to deliver the errand as the master intended makes him a good messenger; reliable and sought for, to deliver important messages. Conversely, a messenger who fails in this ability is regarded as not a worthy one. Holy book put is this way:Proverbs 13:17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health. [KJV.] The apostle paul sees himself bound as an ambassador to what? to this wonderful message he is mandated to preach Ephesians 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

In the opening test, the messenger did not leave any room for a way out, but an inevitable destruction for the inhabitant of the city. Human flaws playing out its Adamic nature; for there is no true love for another if not given to us by the gift of the holy spirit. For God is love.

Our Lord and saviour showed this God to us and how HE sees us, and HIS desire in our lives. Jesus said it all here. This is the sum and substance of the Gospel:

John 3:16 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.

Any knowledge of God outside this is false. Those who attempt to study God,Tell others about God must take thier clue from here. I stop here, nothing to add.

MARANATHA!

THE GOD WE KNOW,TEST OF TRUE LOVE

1 John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him., KJV.

That David wept when he heard they slew Absalom does not negate the fact that Absalom deserves that horrible end. But when you have it, you have it Good heart that part of God your maker deposited in you, that love that led to your you being created. It was that love that kept Joseph quiet when he heard found out that Mary was pregnant before she met her; the law says what to do with such a woman, but not joseph. He decided to put her away privily.

Yet none of these shows of true love quite compare to the one the creator has for us, his creature. HE is the embodiment of love the very personification; The bible says God is love, not like love but love. The personification of love. Any genuine love shown by any human is a little breath that God almighty gave man in creation, just showing forth. A true description of God is a true description of love. Yet, if we do not know this God, we can not display genuine love. If this is so therefore, if you want to tell others about God you can not, but flow in this love, because this love is perfected in you. 1 John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. The knowledge about God and its mission to his creation is called the gospel, and the gospel means good news.

The best description of Who God is is given to us by His son who died for us: John 3:16-17 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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Nothing beats this, nothing overtakes this description, no other one. Every other attempt falls short. Thank you Jesus .Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is given unto us.

No one, a pastor, preacher of the gospel, prophet, evangelist, a Sunday school teacher, theologian or an apologist, should tell others about God without HIs love for humankind; for that will be a bad messenger. In the same breath, no parents nor school teacher nor counsellor, or therapist should talk about God if not in His eternal love for humankind.

So the question of why does your God sent people to hell fire is wrongly framed,and a wrong information about God.

Hear this again from our saviour,’ If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?’ (Matthew 7:11)

Stop misrepresenting the true God.

MARANATHA!

UJU ANYA SHOCKED THE WORLD

When one Ifidayo [aka] Daddy freeze was going overboard, with insult on the persons and positions some of Nigerias’s foremost evangelists

DR.Paul Enenchie and REV. David Ibiyeomie came down hard on hm. challenging him to name any spheres of life. He had excelled more that the pastor Adeloye and Bishop Oyedepo, whom he takes delight in calling out and pouring out venoms on his social platform. After that counter attack ‘FREEZE”, gave them respite. One Nigeria professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Uju Anya, gave out a fowl tweet over the death of Her royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth: a gutter language, unworthy of a professor. Her foul mouth was so repulsive that people like Jeff Bezos had to wonder aloud if that is a traditional teacher whose main goal is to teach courtesy, culture and finesse in our depraved society. It is an irony that she has to be among the very depraved, mannerless and uncouth. Her school and the Nigeria foreign commission quickly distance themselves from such callous and shameful showing of a professor/Nigerian. In a statement put out on thier twitter handle, the school said:’ We do not condone the offensive and objectionable messages posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account. It went further to say, ‘free expression is core to the mission of higher education. However, the views she shared absolutely do not represent the values of the institution nor the standards of discourse we seek to foster’,. Obviously, she found support amongst her peers, who now hailed her and replied to her with a shower of praise and encomiums. To those of us who abhor this horrible acts of this woman, if we say nothing, do nothing there will never be a change coming anytime soon. serving insolence on a plata and handing it out to others has become a way of life for many. If it has no demeaning and condemnable aura they are not in it, but it has to show effrontery, no one should and can not be brought down with thier platform knowing they have support nothing, absolutely nothing will happen, but the instant fame we got is worth it. Before now, many like myself and indeed the larger percentage of the reading society knew Anja; not her thesis, her academic contribution could break her into the society of the famed and famous, but now she can enjoy that without sweating.

Those who do research that Anja has a penchant and takes delight in insulting the dead have discovered it, who in thier lifetime had contributed one way or the other to the society. Before now, she posted a damning and shocking statement concerning one Prophet T B Joshua, founder of the synagogue of all nation, who had attracted even president to his church while he was alive; many witnessed healing and miracles under his ministry watched on the screen all over the world. She tweeted,

Commenting further on Joshua, Anya said he was a “monster” and she had no obligation to Joshua’s family to treat him with respect.

“For those coming with ‘don’t speak ill of the dead’ business, know where I stand on your tone policing nonsense. I don’t owe the family or people who loved TB Joshua my respect or silence about all the harm he caused. Just because they’re mourning a monster doesn’t mean I should,” she said.“I speak ill of the dead. If you made life choices that harmed people and caused destruction, I’ll praise your death. I don’t care if your family or people you didn’t choose to wound loved you and are sad you’re gone. I will dance on your grave singing ding dong the witch is dead.”

SO SAD!.

DO SIN OF PARENT HAVE EFFECT ON THEIR OFFSPRING [2]

Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:[king James version]

To be fair in justice, the sin of murder and the offense of stealing a cob of corn from the farm are not the same. God advised the children of Israel should make a thief to replace more than he stole, that, is the punishment, but when it is taking another’s life, the punishment is what we call capitol today. Why because life is in the blood. Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. So if you go about on a killing spree, thinking at the end you will take your own life i want to announce to you it does not end there. The blood speaks a and those blood of the ones you killed in the name of a hit man will cry out for justice and when justice comes calling, it will remain with death as a sentinel in your generation to come. King David was so saddened by the blood shed by one of his trusted aid:2 Samuel 3:27-29,’ And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother. And afterward when David heard it, he said, I and my kingdom are guiltless before the LORD forever from the blood of Abner, the son of Ner: Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father’s house; and let there not fail from the house of Joab one that hath an issue, or that is a leper, or that leaneth on a staff, or that falleth on the sword, or that lacketh bread’. Let us be careful and not take pleasure in sinful tendencies, for many will bring calamity upon our children. Sin is that serious. Like a reckless driver, who puts the life of his innocent passenger in danger, so does a man who goes about taking lives and committing other heinous sins.

TO be concluded

MARANATHA!

DO SIN OF PARENT HAVE EFFECT ON THEIR OFFSPRING

Here we are talking about if consequences of sin can be transferred to the offspring of the transgressor. I make bold to reiterate the obvious, that sin has consequences. Let me quote from the authority of the world the bible. Romans 6:23 for the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

What is a wage? It is what a laborer earns at the end of his task, calculated hourly. On the Flipside, a gift is not based on your labor, but is just given by the benefactor.

For clarification, I want to divide sin into three categories:

Inherited sin: [this gives a glimpse into the fact that sin is transferable.. Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man, sin entered into the world and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: When the first man Adam sinned he passed upon all his offspring the deadly effect. The psalmist cried out in ‘Psalms 51:5, ‘Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me’.

Therefore, the effect of sin on humans is that it separates us from our maker, God almighty.

Secondary sin is those committed by us as individuals. Just like some illness led to weakness of our body and some can cause death. So too is sin. If I steal from you it is sin, if I commit adultery it is also sin; but if I kill another human, it is a sin on another level. Now, the ones like stealing or being dishonesty can cause in setting in motion the law of Kama and civil justice. The bible says, ‘we reap what we sow”. if I sow hatred I shall reap hatred, if I sow love I shall reap same. These are neither inherited sin nor transferable ones.

Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

2 Samuel 3:29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father’s house; and let there not fail from the house of Joab one that hath an issue, or that is a leper, or that leaneth on a staff, or that falleth on the sword, or that lacketh bread.

The above bible passages make it pop and plain that some transgressions are passed on the generation of the offender.

To be continued.

MARANATHA!

WHO WEARS THE CROWN [2]

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

Our lord and saviour once said: “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” [Mathew7:14] Like every word that came from his divine lips, the importance of this can not be over emphasis. The gospel, good news of how Jesus died for the sins of humanity and made it possible for all those who believe and accept him to come to the father is indeed, for man, but because of the gods in this world many will not see or accept this gift of God. Read with me, 1 Timothy 3:16:” And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory”. Again, 2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For those who have seen this received this truth most time they have come under intense persecution and difficulty just for accepting to follow this way.

But there is a reward that the saviour has promised. Apostle Paul, in my opening quotation, encourages us to strive to make it. [1 Corinthians 9:25] All those who have come to embrace Christianity have first a duty to live by its tenets and secondly to tell others, preach about this wonderful faith. No one is saved to remain in the pew, warming the seat and at the end of the service, go home.

Here are the type crowns promised those who have remained faithful

CRWON OF LIFE: for those who persevere under trials, especially to the point of death [REV.2:10]

CROWN OF GLORY: for those who faithfully and sacrificially minister God’s word to the flock [1PET.5:4]

CROWN OF INCORRUPTIBLE: to those who win the race of temperance and self-control [1cor.9:25]

THE CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS: given to those who long for the second coming of Christ [2tim.4:8]

WHO WEARS THE ETERNAL CROWN

IT IS THE PULPIT THAT BUILDS THE MAN SITTING ON THE PEW

_Godwin Guobadia.

The stories read like a horror scripts; Christians killed for their faith or for not denying the very essence of their faith. One that is still fresh on my mind is this one. John Chau, an American, was a twenty-six-year-old graduate of Oral Roberts University. He felt a great burden for unreached people around the world and thought that he could direct his missionary effort at the Sentinelese people on an Island near India. The Sentinelese are a tribe of people living on an Island but who have expressed a desire not to be reached by the outside world. With no direct communication with them, but having expressed continual hostilities to visitors, India authorities have made it illegal for anyone to reach these people. The foremost reason being that since they are an isolated people, their immunity would be low and so no one should go close to the island and infect them with diseases.

John Chau had other plans. Chau understood the gospel enough to realize that a people like these also need to hear the Christian message. In the cover of darkness, and with the aid of local fishermen, Chau reached the island on November 15th, in a boat he paddled onshore himself. He called out to the locals, telling them that Jesus loved them. They were hostile; they shot at him with arrows, one of it even pierced his Bible. He returned to the local fishermen that brought him that night and left a detailed account of his experience in a diary. The next day he returned to the Island and made more daring efforts to approach the locals. The fishermen who took him there watched as the locals attacked him, killed him and buried him in a shallow grave. John had written in his diary that if he ever was killed, no one should come to retrieve his body.

The death of this young American missionary has shocked the world. Leading world news outlets, like Cable Network News (CNN), have been reporting the story. The Indian government has arrested the local fishermen that took Chau to the Island; claiming that they broke the law in going there. Last of all, many people, including Christians, have been calling Mr. Chau a fool and a man who took his missionary zeal to extremes and thus earned for himself an early death.

Matthew 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 5:11-12 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. These biblical passages and many more are what make for a sound doctrine. Many are in been in the church and have not come across this kind of passages or heard it from their pulpit. In most churches the message is the same ; tell them about how to be on top and never below, how to make it and be a blessing to the church, how your children are blessed, never mind, if you do not do your part of training them in the way of God. The mega churches spin this to keep members excited and the smaller ones do the same , to make give more because their blessing is commensurate to their giving, they are told.

I say again without any equivocation that Gods blessing or approval does not manifest only in being a millionaire otherwise some wicked and ungodly men will not be wealthy.

To be continued.

GOD AND MONEY.[CONCLUSION]

WHAT MAKES THE PALM TREE TO FLOURISH IS WITHIN, PASTOR GODWIN.

Psalms 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

There is a vast difference between a wealthy man and a wealthy Christian. for the wealthy Christian is only a steward of his wealth and he dispenses of it as the Lords bids him.

Yes, God’s blessings start from within. For God is a Spirit, therefore, most things HE gives you direct are not spiritual too. It is from within you are born again; John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. It is from within you are given the power to become the son of 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: it is from within Apostle Paul bore the mark of Christ; Galatians 6:17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.. It is from within peace that surpasses understanding flows. When Jesus knocks to come in He wants to come into you and sup with you [spiritual ] not a fancy dinner for two in a five-star Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Psalms 23:5b thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

The psalmist once again captures the ways of God with this psalm. There was something inside the cup before it could ran over, overflowed. It is what is inside the cup that manifest outside; it is what God places inside of you that manifest outside. Isaac demonstrated this process in the book of Genesis. Genesis 26:17-22 ‘And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them. And Isaac’s servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac’s herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him. And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.’ Thieves and robbers in this world and there is no guarantee because you are a Christian your properties are safe, but when they took the material wealth , because you wealth is from within, you will recover and do even better.

The magic was inside [ indwelling]Isaac. That was why wherever he went he found water, that precious commodity in those days needed for cattle to increase and thus you become wealthier. This is the way of God . This is how God blesses you, not with money, but an all-round blessing. Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. Part of this blessing is contentment. 1 Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Money can be acquired by hook crook and legitimate means, therefore is no yardstick or barometer to know Gods blessings in your life.

Money was invented by man, a sinful creature, and not from heaven. Moreover, it is physical for that which is physical can not be in heaven. God pours down his blessing from the widows of heaven, but not physical cash. your blessings may open doors for the physical cash to flow in.

MARANATHA!