Celebrating the Resurrected Christ

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” 17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.18  Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.19  If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”( 1 corinthians 15:17-19)
As important as His death is, we understand that :
–>Through His death we have remission of sins (Hebrews 9:22)
” And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.”
–> through His death He was made a propitiation (atonement) for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world (sin of all mankind) …. (1 John 2:2)
–> we have been reconciled back to God by the death of His Son(Romans 5:10)

As important as His death is, If Jesus didn’t rise from…

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MY SALVATION: HE TOUCHED ME

My plight continued, my fears grew stronger.

I became a slave to fear. Freedom became to me, a mere imagination, an impossible feat. I saw it in the lives of other believers, but twas never my reality. I was too far gone.

For some weird reason, i never stopped going to church. I was surrounded by Christian brothers and sisters. Many of them loved and respected me, so I had to keep up the appearances. I remained with them, knowing that the day i step out, it will be over for me, cos their freedom; their reality and; their experience, was what i hoped for.

This is it. I could take no more. I was on the verge of committing suicide. I couldn’t flow with the world, cos i feared the horrors of hell. I somehow knew it to be too real to me. I thought maybe, just maybe if I just aked forgiveness and died now, i would make it to heaven. Death to me, was inevitable.

I came out late that night, standing up high, looking down, imagining what my death would look like, how people will mourn. I was about to jump, but I couldn’t. Why? I don’t know.

The next day was church service. Twas like that service was for me. Pastor Iren spoke about salvation, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the hope that Christ has given us. He expounded and laid emphasis on the sacrifice, the perfect sacrifice capable of saving all, no matter how bad it appeared before the human eyes. I was looking at my bible. I was surprised, greatly shocked.

Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Eph 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Eph 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Eph 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

Eph 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

Woah!!! I exclaimed. I said to myself ‘self, did you just see that’? (at this point, everything in the bible appeared strange, like i had never read it) and my self replied ‘ehn en, I saw it oo, i just nefa hespered it’.

I was filled with life immediately. ‘There was hope for me’ I thought. I am accepted in the beloved, I am saved by grace, not my walks.

There and then, I wept. ‘How did I stop believing what i have preached for years’ I thought. ‘Where did I miss it?’ A voice on the inside of me spoke to me, saying ‘you stopped feeding your spirit man, you fed your flesh. You stopped walking in the Spirit, and began to fulfil the lust of the flesh. Even after you realised, instead of running towards God, you ran away in guilt and condemnation. Hence, fear and sin became you master.

I wept again, and repented of my sins, and I returned to the Lord.

After these events, i spoke to a few friends, sharing my testimony. They were joyful, and told me how that the Lord had told them to pray for me, and they had been praying for me all this while. I was amazed, and cried to the Lord again, thanking Him for His love.

I’m no longer a slave to fear, I’m no longer a slave to sin, I’m a child of God.

Till this day, i cease not to give praise to God.

“For He who has begun a good work in me, He shall perform it till the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6

Jude 1:24 “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.

This is my salvation story. This is my testimony. I’m sharing this to testify of the goodness of God, and how that no matter how far deep you think you might have gone in sin and fear, God is not judging and condemning you. No, He wants you to run to Him.

I hope this blesses and encourages you.

Share with friends.

Remember, don’t stop believing. DO NOT EVER STOP BELIEVING.

AMAZING GRACE

DREADFUL FEARS OF A STRUGGLING CHRISTIAN BROTHER
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I am afraid. I am in the grip of fear. This is not a negative confession, it is the state of my soul. Every single day, since the 8th of January 2014. I feel like am drowning, going deeper and deeper into the sorrow of fear. It seems as though, my life has been hanging in the balance and every wrong move, i.e every move is detrimental to the state of my soul.

I have been carnal, so carnal that I am no longer sure that I was ever spiritual.i have lost the fire , I need a revival in my soul.

I am constantly been drawn away from my first and true love

I am drowning into the sea of sorrow that fear bring and I am too afraid to confront it.

It bothers me that nothing bothers me, except, of course, my fears.

It brings me much pain that I do not make informed decisions any more, just emotional ones, which leads to guilt, and more emotional decisions, and on, and on, it goes.

Life does not seem to have anything for me. God may be near, but I don’t see that. He may be in me, but certainly not the reality I experience.

Motivation seems to be afar – off, for very little motivates me to do anything, save my parents (in the smallest of things) and probably the God in me.

For in this is my plight:

When I go to pray, I find myself not praying

As I ought to study, I find myself not studying.

Worship has become more emotional than spiritual, bearing the cursed fruit of guilt and seemingly hopeless darkness.

I just want to die and forever be with the Father of Lights, but the question remains, am I truly saved?

I only see brothers as people that make me wonder: am I gay? (God forbid). I see sisters (even the ones I claim to sincerely love with the love of God) as sex-bots, and hence, my daily dose of temptation, having not received my daily bread.

I sometimes prefer to be lost in the unreal world: in movies; fictions and jokes, but I also get tired of them. For like hard drugs, they soon wear out. It feels like I don’t know how to do anything, like am not relevant and will not make it in this world, even though I graduate.

I AM SCARED.

I AM AFRAID.

I fear the ‘give up’ attitude may be my reality, and is indeed my present reality.

I fear failure.

I fear success.

I just want to close my eyes and never have to be afraid anymore.

I just want it all gone.

It is heart-breaking and is constantly and consistently destroying my mental prowess.

 

 This is my plight

This is the plight of one, who was once a God-Lover, but no longer sure of his love for God

 

I know I need a change

I know I need a revival, an awakening.

I am tired of mere theology, they bring death to me.

 

This is my PLIGHT, and I don’t know what to do about it.

 

THIS IS MY PLIGHT, THE FEARS OF A STRUGGLING CHRISTIAN BROTHER.

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Epistles To All Mankind:GIVING

Epistles To All Mankind:GIVING

I write to the one who only gives to whom he has received. For you see, if your mother were to have done so, you will be dead, cos she would have given you back to God.
Do have a change of Heart.
Give, for though you assume life to be a bank balance, thinking that every credit entry must immediately have a corresponding debit entry, you owe your life to all that watched over you and guided you as you grew. You owe your life to the community and law makers, who made laws that ensured your safety, who corrected you when you were wrong, who taught the values you hold dear.
You owe your life, especially to God, who GAVE up His Son, to give you an opportunity to have eternal life. You’ve received all these, your account has been over credited, its time to balance it out. GIVE.

I write to the Christian who thinks he will be richer if he doesn’t give. You will indeed end up like the rich fool, who said to himself ‘… I will pull down my barns, and build greater;…’. You know how he ended, how that he didn’t live to see the fruit of his greediness. Or, just maybe, death may have been the fruit thereof.
If you truly are a Christian, you will treasure your heavenly reward above all else.

Give brothers and sisters. Give, and free yourself from been a slave to money. You can’t serve God and mammon.

I write to the one who gives only to receive, thinking that is the way to wealth. You are no different from the corrupt politician you so sodden crucify. For he gives bribe, only to receive more and satisfy his greed.
Well, haven’t you heard of the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg? Or do you just choose to be ignorant about their lifestyle but decide to be well aware of the net worth?

Learn to give. Your role models became rich by giving their all to solving problems. Still, in all their wealth, they give a lot away.

Whenever you give to the needy, you are taking them one step away from stealing or suicide (as the case may be), one step from lust, jealousy and greed, one step away from hell, and a step closer to God (fyi- giving is a show of love and God is love).
You also give hope to those in need, you will be giving a testimony to that one needy which will be an encouragement for many others in need and may just end up saving an entire generation or clan from a 100 years of lack.
Give today, and make the world a better place.
Finally, I write today, to the one who freely gives, even though he doesn’t have in excess. Don’t give up. I boldly say, that certainly, you are receiving or have received a reward, which is FREEDOM from slavery to money.

2 Corinthians 9:6-13:

6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
9 As it is written: “He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.”
10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
11 You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.

Fellow humans, give!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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WHY WRITE?

WilsonThere are many occupations and professions, and each seems really important for the survival of the human race.

I want to be many things, to contribute in many ways, for very good reasons.

I want to be a medical doctor: to save lives.

I intend to be a farmer: to provide food at a cheaper rate for all citizens of my country.

I will love to be a teacher: sharpening the future minds.

I want to be an accountant: fighting against corruption in the finance sector.

I want to be a police man: stopping bad guys

I want to be a mechanic: to fix cars

Why shouldn’t I be a pastor?  Preaching and teaching all men, the Word of Truth.

I want to be a poet: beholding and describing in words, the beauty of nature’s wonder.

I desire to be many things, all at the same time, in one lifetime. Now, that seems practically impossible, yeah?

What if I told you it’s very possible?

Ahn ahn, how? You say

Hello, have you heard about writing, where I get to create my own world.c. s. lewis

I am a writer. In other words, I can be whosoever I want to be, at whatsoever time I choose. Isn’t that just awesome? Plus I get to show the world my multi-dimensional perspective of life.

Join me on this journey, as I create a world that changes yours, for the better.

Enjoy the ride.

Welcome to the belovedpath.

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