God is our Father, Jesus is our Lord and Savior, Holy Spirit our Guidance, Counsellor and everlasting Companion!  The WORD of God is the best shortcut for your life, love to learn it and learn to love it - Hebrews 4:12. Your life is not an accident but a project of grace, get it right on time because failure is a disaster to your destiny.  To be awake or asleep has a way of blessing people or impoverishing them; discerning the time to be awake or asleep is a mystery you have to unravel before you can succeed in life - Proverbs 19:15; 24:30-34. WORRY-if not well handled, is an assassing of tomorrow and a destroyer of today - Matthew 6:25-34.
Count Down To Eternity:

EXTRA TIME OF ETERNITY?!

* Are you saved? * Are you preparing for that GREAT day? * Where currently are you located in HIS plan for the World? * What are you doing with your life?
* How far have you gone? * How well have you done? Consider these seriously, the time of grace is tickling away by second!
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IT IS TIMES OF REFRESHING AS YOU READ
God's Word for You This Month!

July 2013 Message:
Topic: What stuff are you made of? Part 2
Bible Text: "And be not drunk with wine, wherein there is excess, but be filled with the Spirit" Ephesians 5 vs 18.
Message: We give ALL the glory to God Almighty Jehovah El-Shaddai, the ONE who lives forever and has supreme control over ALL, who has seen us through many unpleasant situations and kept us alive, hale, healthy, hearty and strong in spite of all we had encountered in the time past. May His Holy name be glorified forever in our lives in Jesus name, Amen.

We shall continue our message series titled "What stuff are you made of?". In the last month message, we were made to understand that there are two kinds of Christians in the Christendom - the Spirit-filled and the Wine-filled. And there were parallels between the two.

Part 2

DANGER - "...wherein there is excess"


The surprises that will be springing up on the judgement day of the LORD would not be much on the part of the guilty as it will be on the part of those who had thought that their so-called "Pastor", "Reverend", "Prophet", "Apostle", "Bishop", "Brethren" or whatever title they carried who would not make heaven because of secret sins they committed and refused to repent because their followers did not know about it neither did they suspect them a bit.

In life, I have come to discover that there are some sins you had better not committed at all rather than trying to cover it so that people around would not know or find out. Some sins are like "Bosom fire", how on earth do you think it will not burn you? The only sure way of such is not to go near it at all "...flee every appearance of evil" because of the truth revealed in the word of God "...wherein there is excess" which ultimately means these sins have unbreakable addictive power and effects, the most unfortunate aspect of it is that they are subtle in manner, easily besetting in nature. By the time you get entangled in it, you will discover late that you are in a big trouble. The more reason why God forewarned us to flee every appearance of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5 vs 22.

Once you get hooked, it will take the grace and mercy of the LORD to deliver you from such. Brethren, it is better not to try and give it a "shot" as they used to say because you will get entangled. Anything that happens beyond once will grow to become habit and destructive habits are hard to break not even by human efforts or rehabilitative measures. If you are entangled in fornication as a youth or single, you need Jesus to deliver you, if you are married but got hooked to adultery for whatever reason, you need to frantically seek help from the Deliverer. Some are into porn and masturbation (married or not).

There are other sins like "lies, backbiting and other sexual perversion sin coined out of civilization like lesbianism, gay and the likes but all these and many more are deadly habits highly addictive and destructive but subtle in manner. Eighty percent of those who found themselves in these mess were either cajoled, deceptive, adventurous or inadvertently introduced into it with the deceptive phrase like "If you don't like it, you can quit, nobody will force you" but the devil knows that "just once" is enough to hook you for life! At the first trial, you may feel guilty and troubled but the addictive effects linger on that you still want to go along with it no matter the feelings afterwards, then you are in chain!

Some got hooked in the name of having ungodly affection or friendship with opposite sex and they fell into it head-long even though not intentionally. Some got hooked through bad company or friends who are neck-deep in such evil habits. These sins/habits were mentioned because it is the commonest way to get humans hooked in the path of destruction. If you are free of any of these, please in the name of God, don't try to give it a trial so that you don't get hooked because the ONE who created you knows how HE wired us as human being, our resistance abilities and limitations. If He forewarned us pertaining certain things then we should know that HE knows the reason why HE did so. You know that He warned us in His word that he that thinks stands should beware lest he falls. If you are already entangled in it, the first step out of the pit is to stop digging, meaning that the fist step out of your mess is to quit being cooperative with the devil, how? The book of 1 John 3 vs 8 says "...whosoever commits sin is of (belongs to) the devil...", you need to disown the devil by changing ownership and embrace Jesus as your Lord (Owner) because it is for this purpose HE manifested to destroy the chains, addiction, harmful habits and lifestyles that bound you and made you become helpless like a zombie without a will to break loose on your own (because you belong to the task-master - the devil).

Jesus will set you free - John 8 vs 36, I am a living witness to this and it is true indeed. If you have given your life to Jesus but you are still in this mess, then, you have not yet been set free or being delivered, please there are other thing to consider, don't think it is a deception or gainsaying, He truly do sets free!

1. HOW DID YOU GET CONNECTED?
What is the basis of your conversion? Is it based on the premises that you need deliverance, healing, godly partner, wealth or breakthrough? I can tell you these are wrong reasons to become born again or accept Jesus, it must be based on SALVATION from sins and becoming a NEW CREATURE (2 Corinthians 5 vs 17) and nothing more to it. All other things are secondary or additional, salvation is the primary reason why Jesus came and the only way to make heaven. Of what use is all your achievements when at the end you will lose heaven? Matthew 15 vs 26.

We shall continue the third part next month if the LORD tarries, till then keep bubbling in HIS grace and love.

Shalom

 
Prayer Points:
1. Father, it has been you in my life since the beginning of the year, keeping me safe and engraved me upon the palms of your hands; I say thank you Jesus in Jesus name, Amen.
2. Almighty God, please forgive all my sins, blot out my transgressions before you Oh Lord and show me your mercy in Jesus name, Amen.
3. Create in me a new heart oh Lord and renew your Holy Spirit within me in Jesus name, Amen.
4. Father, give me the grace to live holy and to flee every appearance of evil; grace to stop every secret sin in Jesus name, Amen.
5. Deliver me oh Lord from any habit, cult, relationships and company that draws me farther away from you in Jesus name, Amen.
6. Lord Jesus, create in me the hunger and thirst for more of you and holy living everyday of my life in Jesus name, Amen.
7. Lord, establish me in you and to be deeply rooted in the understanding of the scriptures so that I will not be tossed around by the evil doctrines of this age in Jesus name, Amen.
8. Father, please do all that you want to do in my life and with my life so as to reign with you eternally in Jesus name, Amen
9. Lord Jesus because you do not want any sinner to die and perish in their evil ways, please save every sinner in my family and relations in Jesus name, Amen.
10. Personal prayer points and remember to pray for us too. May God answer our prayers in Jesus name, Amen.


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