Dear Lord, thank You for the power of Your Gospel

Dear Lord, thank You for the power of Your Gospel

Romans_1-16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek

Romans_1-16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek

Prayer!

Dear Lord, Thank You For The Power Of Your Gospel. Please Reveal Anything In My Life That I Need To Bring To You With A Repentant Heart. Please Help Me Live With Boldness And Courage To Stand For What Matters To You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

Mark_16-15: And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature

Mark_16-15: And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature

Thank You Jesus.

Was This Devotional Helpful? And Informative? Please Leave Your Comment In The Box Below

[And If You Were Blessed By This Devotional, Please Tell Me All About It. Please Leave A Comment Or Two In The Box Below! God Bless You. And I Love You Too]

May God Bless Israel, Nigeria, And America And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

Support Our Ministry

Good Morning Dear!
It cost a lot of money to maintain a website! Nonetheless a non-profit Christian website.

Please if you have been blessed by this ministry and you are led to support and bless this ministry in return.

Please make your donation to this account

Ogwo Chukwuemeka Obiorah

Account Number: 0139438409

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc

To help us continue in the spreading of The GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST to every corner of this world.

Thank You Very Much For Your Support!

May GOD we Serve Bless You A Million Times in return! Amen!

Ogwo Chukwuemeka Obiorah
For: http://www.bummyla.com

Hark! On The Highway Of Life A Sound

1-Corinthians_14-33: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

1-Corinthians_14-33: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Hark! On The Highway Of Life A Sound
As Crested Waves Of Ocean Roar,
Lashed By The Storm In Its Fury Spent
As They Beat Upon, The Shore.

Hear The Tramp. Tramp, Tramp Of The Army
As They March Along The Way Of Life,
They Are Weary Of The Toil And The Travel
Of The Bitterness Of Strife,
But They Hope And Trust, Looking Ever
On The Path The Saints Before Have Trod.
And As They March Along Their Faith Grows Strong
In The Church Of The Living God.

Onward They March With A Faith Unmoved,
By Any Change Of Time Or Creed,
There’s To Believe That The Word Of God,
Can Supply The World’s Great Need.

Step In The Ranks, You Are Needed There,
Cling To The Church And God Will Bless,
He Is The Hope Of The Whole Wide World
For The Cause Of Righteousness.
Amen!

1-Corinthians_14-33: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

1-Corinthians_14-33: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Thank You Jesus!

[If You Were Blessed By This Devotional, Please Tell Me All About It. Please Leave A Comment Or Two In The Box Below! God Bless You. And I Love You Too]

May God Bless Israel, Nigeria, America And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

Support Our Ministry

Good Morning Dear!
It Cost A Lot Of Money To Maintain A Website! Nonetheless A Non-Profit Christian Website.

Please If You Have Been Blessed By This Ministry And You Are Led To Support And Bless This Ministry In Return.

Please Make Your Donation To This Account

Ogwo Chukwuemeka Obiorah

Account Number: 0139438409

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc

To Help Us Continue In The Spreading Of The Gospel Of Our Lord Jesus Christ To Every Corner Of This World.

Thank You Very Much For Your Support!

May God We Serve Bless You A Million Times In Return! Amen!

Ogwo Chukwuemeka Obiorah
for: http://www.bummyla.com

No Church Is Perfect, But Christ Is

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephesians 4:1-3

Ephesians_2-10: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Ephesians_2-10: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Suppose a man came to your door and said, “I’m really hungry and I need a meal.” So you say, “Well, come on in!” You get out some of your dinnerware and put a big steak on a plate with a baked potato, and you lay it down right in front of him.

The man looks at what you’ve set in front of him, folds his arms, sits back, and says, “I’m not going to eat it.” So you ask him, “Why aren’t you going to eat it? You said you were hungry!” And he says, “There’s a chip on the plate and I refuse to eat off of it.” Now, wouldn’t that just be unbelievable?

Many people come to church and say, “Yes, I’m hungry for Jesus.” But they look around and find chips on the wall and chips in the lives of people. They find all sorts of things to criticize. But real hunger for the Word and for fellowship with others will look past those imperfections and see what’s perfect about the church: Jesus.

The church has flaws. There’s not a church in the world that is perfect. Yet, we serve a perfect Saviour. So if you’re not plugged into a local church, find a good, imperfect, Jesus-centred church and discover the joy of experiencing life in Christ with others!

No Church Is Perfect, But Christ Is. So Live Life Together With Imperfect People Who Serve A Perfect Saviour!

1-Corinthians_14-33: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

1-Corinthians_14-33: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Thank You Jesus!

Was This Devotional Helpful? And Informative? Please Leave Your Comment In The Box Below

[And If You Were Blessed By This Devotional, Please Tell Me All About It. Please Leave A Comment Or Two In The Box Below! God Bless You. And I Love You Too]

May God Bless Israel, Nigeria, And America And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

Support Our Ministry

Good Morning Dear!
It cost a lot of money to maintain a website! Nonetheless a non-profit Christian website.

Please if you have been blessed by this ministry and you are led to support and bless this ministry in return.

Please make your donation to this account

Ogwo Chukwuemeka Obiorah

Account Number: 0139438409

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc

To help us continue in the spreading of The GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST to every corner of this world.

Thank You Very Much For Your Support!

May GOD we Serve Bless You A Million Times in return! Amen!

Ogwo Chukwuemek Obiorah
For: http://www.bummyla.com

The Church Is One Foundation

 

 

Ephesians_5-25: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it

Ephesians_5-25: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it

 

The Church Is One Foundation
Is Jesus Christ Her Lord:
She Is His New Creation
By Water And The Word;
From Heaven He Came And
Sought Her
To He His Holy Bride;
With His Own Blood He Bought
Her,
And For Her Life He Died.

Elect From Every Nation,
Yet One Over All The Earth,
Her Charter Of Salvation
One Lord, One Faith, One Birth,
One Holy Name She Blesses
Partakes One Holy Food,
And To One Hope She Presses,
With Every Grace Endued.

Though With A Scornful Wonder
Men See Her Sore Oppressed,
By Schisms Rent Asunder,
By Heresies Distressed,
Yet Saints Their Watch Are
Keeping,
Their Cry Goes Up, “How Long?”
And Soon The Night Of Weeping
Shall Be The Morn Of Song.

‘Mid Toil And Tribulation,
And Tumult Of Her War,
She Wait The Consummation
Of Peace For Evermore.
Till With The Vision Glorious
Her Longing Eyes Are Blest,
And The Great Church Victorious
Shall Be The Church At Rest.

Yet She On Earth Hath Union
With God The Three In One
And Mystic Sweet Communion
With Those Whose Rest Is Won,
O Happy Ones And Holy!
Lord. Give Us Us Grace That We
Like Them, The Meek And Lowly
On High May Dwell Will Thee
Amen!

1-Corinthians_14-33: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

1-Corinthians_14-33: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Thank You Jesus!

[If You Were Blessed By This Hymn, Please Tell Me All About It. Please Leave A Comment Or Two In The Box Below! God Bless You. And I Love You Too]

May God Bless Israel, Nigeria, America And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

Support Our Ministry

Good Morning Dear!
It Cost A Lot Of Money To Maintain A Website! Nonetheless A Non-Profit Christian Website.

Please If You Have Been Blessed By This Ministry And You Are Led To Support And Bless This Ministry In Return.

Please Make Your Donation To This Account

Ogwo Chukwuemeka Obiorah

Account Number: 0139438409

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc

To Help Us Continue In The Spreading Of The Gospel Of Our Lord Jesus Christ To Every Corner Of This World.

Thank You Very Much For Your Support!

May God We Serve Bless You A Million Times In Return! Amen!

Ogwo Chukwuemeka Obiorah
for: http://www.bummyla.com

Thief! Thief! Usher Caught Stealing From The Offering Plate

Usher Caught Stealing From The Offering Plate

Usher Caught Stealing From The Offering Plate

Thief! Thief! Usher Caught Stealing From The Offering Plate

Usher Caught Stealing From The Offering Plate

Usher Caught Stealing From The Offering Plate

An Ocala, Fla. man was caught on video surveillance stealing from his church collection plate as service was going on. The man was one of the church ushers and he stole $349.05 from plate. He has since been arrested and charged with stealing and now faces five years in prison.

Usher Caught Stealing From The Offering Plate

Usher Caught Stealing From The Offering Plate

Was This Post Helpful? And Informative? Please Leave Your Comment In The Box Below

Usher Caught Stealing From The Offering Plate

Usher Caught Stealing From The Offering Plate

May God Bless Israel, Nigeria, And America And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

The Church has waited long.

1-Corinthians_14-33: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

1-Corinthians_14-33: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

The Church has waited long.

Her absent Lord to see,
And still in loneliness she waits,
A friendless stranger she.
Age after age has gone,
Sun after sun has set,
And still of her dear Lord bereft,
She weeps a mourner yet.
Come then, Lord Jesus, come!

Saint after saint on earth
Has lived, and loved, and died;
And as they left us one by one,
We laid them side by side;
We laid them down to sleep,
But not in hope forlorn;
We laid them but to slumber there,
Till the last glorious morn.
Come then, Lord Jesus, come!

The serpent’s brood increase,
The powers of hell grow bold,
The conflict thickens, faith is low,
And love is waxing cold.
How long, O Lord our God,
Holy, and true, and good,
Wilt Thou not judge Thy suffering Church,
Her sighs, and tears, and blood?
Come then, Lord Jesus, come!

We long to hear Thy voice,
To see Thee face to face,
To share Thy crown and glory then,
As now we share Thy grace.
Come, Lord, and wipe away
The curse, the sin, the stain,
And make this blighted world of ours
Thine own fair world again.
Come then, Lord Jesus, come!

Ephesians_5-25: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it

Ephesians_5-25: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it

[If You Were Blessed By This Hymn, Please Tell Me All About It. Please Leave A Comment Or Two In The Box Below! God Bless You. And I Love You Too]

May God Bless Israel, Nigeria, And America And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

Church has waited long. Come then, Lord Jesus, come. Hymn.

Church has waited long. Come then, Lord Jesus, come. Hymn.

John_14-3: And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also

John_14-3: And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also

The Church has waited long
Her absent Lord to see;
And still in loneliness she waits,
A friendless stranger she.
Age after age has gone,
Sun after sun has set,
And still, of her dear Lord bereft,
She weeps, a mourner yet,
Come then, Lord Jesus, come!

Saint after saint on earth
Has lived, and loved, and died:
And as they left us one by one,
We laid them side by side,
We laid them down to sleep
But not in hope forlorn
We laid them but to slumber there
Ti!l the last glorious morn
Come then, Lord Jesus, come!

The serpent’s brood increase,
The powers of hell grow bold,
The conflict thickens, faith is low,
And love is waxing cold.
How long, O Lord our God,
Holy, and true, and good,
Wilt thou not judge Thy suffering
Church,
Her sighs, and tears, and blood?
Come then, Lord Jesus, come!

We long to hear Thy voice,
To see Thee face to face,
To share Thy crown and glory then.
As now we share thy grace.
Come, Lord, and wipe away
The curse, the sin, the stain,
And make this blighted world of
ours
Thine own fair world again,
Come then, Lord Jesus, come! Amen!

Revelation_22-12: And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be

Revelation_22-12: And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be

[If You Were Blessed By This Hymn, Please Tell Me All About It. Please Leave A Comment Or Two In The Box Below! God Bless You. And I Love You Too]

 

 

 

 

 

 

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

Why Is The Christian Life So Hard? By Pastor Graham.

Gallery

Why Is The Christian Life So Hard? By Pastor Graham.   I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I … Continue reading

Godly Contentment!

Gallery

Godly Contentment! 1 Timothy 6:6-7.   “Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.” NKJV. In the world today, many believe that acquiring wealth leads … Continue reading

If God Is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?

Gallery

If God Is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us? Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Are you faced with challenges in your life right now? … Continue reading

THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD. RCCG 2014 ONE HUNDRED DAYS FAST. RCCG 100 DAYS FASTING 2014!

Gallery

THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD. RCCG 2014 ONE HUNDRED DAYS FAST. RCCG 100 DAYS FASTING 2014!   “And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows.  And he said to the … Continue reading

The Exceeding Greatness Of God’s Power.

Gallery

The Exceeding Greatness Of God’s Power. And What Is The Exceeding Greatness Of His Power Toward Us Who Believe, According To The Working Of His Mighty Power… Ephesians 1:19, NKJV. The Power That Raised Christ From The Dead Made Him … Continue reading

Love Is In The Giving. Loving Others Is The Most Hope-Filled Thing You Can Do.

Gallery

Love Is In The Giving. Loving Others Is The Most Hope-Filled Thing You Can Do. By Charles F. Stanley When You Think Of A Loving Relationship, What Comes To Mind? Perhaps You Think Of The Romantic Love Between A Husband … Continue reading

Those Things, Which Ye Have Both Learned, And Received, And Heard, And Seen In Me, Do. INTEGRITY!

Gallery

Those Things, Which Ye Have Both Learned, And Received, And Heard, And Seen In Me, Do. INTEGRITY! Those Things, Which Ye Have Both Learned, And Received, And Heard, And Seen In Me, Do . . . Philippians 4:9. Integrity Is … Continue reading

1 Timothy 5. Responsibilities Towards Believers. Treatment Of Church Members And Officers. God. How To Act Towards Others. Church Leaders. The Work Of A “Good Minister Of Jesus Christ”.

Gallery

1 Timothy 5. Responsibilities Towards Believers. Treatment Of Church Members And Officers. God. How To Act Towards Others. Church Leaders. The Work Of A “Good Minister Of Jesus Christ”. (Show chapter frame) 1 Rebuke Not An Elder, But Entreat Him … Continue reading

1 Timothy 3. Leaders In The Church. Qualifications Of Church Officers. God. Church Officials. Church Officers. The Mystery Of Our Religion. The Qualifications Of Elders And Deacons.

Gallery

1 Timothy 3. Leaders In The Church. Qualifications Of Church Officers. God. Church Officials. Church Officers. The Mystery Of Our Religion. The Qualifications Of Elders And Deacons. (Show chapter frame) 1 This Is A True Saying, If A Man Desire … Continue reading

The History Of The Redeemed Christian Church Of God 60th Anniversary

150

The History of The Redeemed Christian Church Of God 60th Anniversary

In July 1909, a son was born into the Akindayomi family of Ondo State of Nigeria. Even though this child grew up surrounded by idol worshippers, he knew there existed a greater power and yearned to know, “The God Who created the earth and everyone on it”. This pursuit for God led him to the Church Missionary Society where he was baptized in 1927. Still spiritually unfulfilled, he joined the Cherubim and Seraphim church in 1931.

Whilst there, he began to hear a voice within him saying, “You will be my servant.” Since this was not his intention, he decided to ignore the voice. This went on for seven years during which all the business ventures that he tried resulted into failure. In debt and without peace of mind, he found himself totally dependent on the grace of God. Here marked the beginning of a definite relationship with God. Totally broken he yielded saying, “Lord, I will go wherever you want me to go.” He asked for signs to confirm that this was indeed God’s call. The confirmation came through the Bible passages of Jeremiah 1:4-10, Isaiah 41:10-13 and Romans 8:29-31. The Lord assured him that He would provide for all his needs, as he would not receive any salary from that point on. This proved to be a comforting reminder during the trials in the months ahead. He became married in 1941. He continued to worship with the Cherubim and Seraphim. In 1947, he started to become concerned that the church was departing from the true Word of God in some of its practices. By 1952, he felt totally persuaded to leave the church. He started at Willoughby Street, Ebute-Metta, Lagos a house fellowship called, “The Glory Of God Fellowship”. Initially there were nine members but before long the fellowship rapidly grew as the news of the miracles that occurred in their midst spread.

Pa Akindayomi also had a vision of words that appeared to be written on a blackboard. The words were “The Redeemed Christian Church Of God.” Amazingly, Pa Akindayomi who could not read or write was supernaturally able to write these words down. In this visitation, God also said to him that this church would go to the ends of the earth and that when the Lord Jesus Christ appears in glory, He would meet the church.

The Lord then established a covenant with Pa Akindayomi, synonymous to the Abrahamic covenant in the Bible. He said that He the Lord would meet all the needs of the church in an awesome way if only members would serve Him faithfully and be obedient to His Word. It is upon this covenant that The Redeemed Christian Church Of God was built.

Thus, The Redeemed Christian Church Of God was born in 1952, destined by the Lord Himself to take the world for Him. The church continued to meet at 9 Willoughby Street until they were able to acquire some land thereby witnessing relocation to the present site of the Headquarters of the church at 1-5 Redemption Way, Ebute-Metta, Lagos (formerly !A, Cemetery Street).

Sometime in the early 70s, God had spoken to Pa Akindayomi about his successor. The Lord told him that this man, who was not a member of the church then, would be a young educated man. Thus when a young university lecturer joined the church in 1973, Papa was able to recognize him in the Spirit as the one that the Lord had spoken about in the past. This man, Enoch Adejare Adeboye who was then a lecturer of Mathematics at the University of Lagos soon became involved in the church. He became one of the interpreters translating Pa Akindayomi’s sermons from Yoruba to English. He was ordained a pastor of the church in 1975.

As Papa was preparing to meet his creator, he sent for Pastor Adeboye and spent several hours sharing with him details of the covenant and the plans of the Lord for the church. Even though a year before this, the Lord had revealed to Pastor Adeboye that he would be Papa’s successor, it was still too difficult for him to fully contemplate such an awesome responsibility. Pa Josiah Akindayomi was 71 years old when he died. Amidst controversy, Pastor Adeboye’a appointment was formalized by the reading of Pa Akindayomi’s sealed pronouncement after his burial.

Since 1981, an open explosion began with the number of parishes growing in leaps and bounds. At the last count, there are at least about 20,000 parishes of the Redeemed Christian Church of God worldwide.

Today, God is still doing marvellous deeds through The Redeemed Christian Church of God, in 195 nations. One of the well-known programs of the church is The Holy Ghost Service, an all night miracle service that holds on the first Friday of every month at The Redemption Camp at Km, 46, Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The average headcount of those who attend the service is in millions. The Holy Ghost Service now holds around the world monthly, led by Pastor Adeboye, and twice a year in London. Similarly, Pastor Adeboye leads these services in Washington DC and Toronto, Ontario, Canda once in a year and once in Europe every two years.

The success story of RCCG stems from God’s faithfulness of His covenant, and also Akindayomi and Adeboye’s obedience and holiness – as God’s choice of successor was also paramount.

 

 

 

 

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

The Body Of Christ

Česky: Kříže - symbol utrpení Ježíše Krista a ...

The Body Of Christ

 

 

 

 

 

READ: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

 

 

 

 

 

Those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. —1 Corinthians 12:22

The number of people who run a business out of their homes is in the millions. But some have found that working alone can be a little too lonely. To give these lonely ones a community, “co-working” spaces have been designed. Large facilities are rented out where people working by themselves can share space with others. They have their own work area but can exchange ideas with fellow independent workers. It’s for those who feel they can work better together than they do alone.

Sometimes Christians think they work better alone. But we are meant to work together with others in the church. Every Christian has been placed into “The Body Of Christ” (1 Cor. 12:27). And the Lord desires that we take part in fellowship with a local community of believers—using our spiritual gifts and working together in His service.

Yet for various reasons, some aren’t able to join in. Because of health issues, they may be shut in at home or may not know how to fit in at church. Yet they are a needed part of the body (vv.22-25). That’s when others can meet their need for togetherness. Let’s do our part so that others may feel they’re an integral part of the community of faith. We work better together than alone. —Anne Cetas

Thinking It Over

What can you do to help others feel a part of your church
community? Visit, pray with them, read Scripture together,
drop a note, or invite them to join you in serving others.

 

 

 

 

 

Fellowship builds us up and binds us together.

 

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

The Lord Must Build the Church

Šelpice, Jesus Christ church

The Lord Must Build the Church


Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do
the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will
remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Revelation 2:5

Jesus not only establishes the church but also removes a church when it
loses its value to the kingdom. If a church doesn’t witness, doesn’t
cause people to learn the truth, and doesn’t pray or if a church is
only formed by customs and catering to the flesh, not advancing the
kingdom of God, the Lord doesn’t want His name on it. You can look at the histories of some churches and some denominations and see that they
started out on fire for God, doing the great works of God. Today those
denominations are totally cold and losing members. What happened? Their
candlesticks were removed.

The only way that you can do the works of God is if the Lord builds the
church. If the Lord doesn’t build the church, you are in vain to build
it. You can build a church in the flesh, but there will be no credit,
no anointing, no move of God, and no revelation. It will be only an
institution.

If the Lord removes a church, He will send someone else to be His
witness because He still wants all men to be saved and come to the
knowledge of the truth. That is the reason why you will see three or
four churches in the same place.

Prayer for Today

Father,
You alone are the builder and establisher of Your church. I pray for
knowledge to do Your will, for courage to remain true, and for the
anointing of Your Spirit to do work that will last for Your kingdom and
Your glory. In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.

Think on These Things

Revelation 3:3
Malachi 3:4

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

A Sword, Stars, Candlesticks And The Seven Churches

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

A Sword, Stars, Candlesticks And The Seven Churches

And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword:
and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength…. The
mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the
seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the
seven churches.

Revelation 1:15-16, 20

Imagine that you are John and you are doing your best to describe what
you’re looking at! He sees a number of things: seven golden
candlesticks, referring to the churches; and seven stars, referring to
angels. The purpose of the candlestick is to give light, and that is
the purpose of the church. If the church doesn’t bring light to people-light to its community and light to ignorance and darkness-if it
doesn’t reveal God and His Word and His plan, it is of no value.

Notice also that out of Jesus’ mouth-the image John is describing-is a
sharp, two-edged sword. A double-edged sword cuts both ways.

Some people think that when they read about the angel of the church
that it is referring to the pastor, but it is not. The angels provide
assistance to the pastor and to the church. The angels provide help to
all individuals who are born again. If you are an heir of salvation,
God has assigned you an angel that has been involved in your life to
the degree that you have allowed him to work for you. Scripture tells
you that you will eventually judge your angel. But I wouldn’t be too
fast to get on his case, lest he bring out the cameras, roll back the
tape, and document what you’ve been saying and doing!

Prayer for Today

Father,
Your ways are beyond my understanding. Your ways are higher than mine.
Thank You for Your Word and Your Spirit bringing light and life. In
Jesus Christ Name! Amen!

Think on These Things

Daniel 8:10

Daniel 12:3

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

Image via Wikipedia

You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
Exodus 20:4-6

Why did God give a command against making a form of things in the heavens above or the earth below?

It is because needing a physical form to bow down to and worship diminishes faith, even if that physical form is an attempt to represent God Himself. The need for the physical is of the flesh, but we are to live and know God in the Spirit.

Romans 8:13 teaches, “By the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body.” Our “religious” behaviour can take our church buildings, our list of “ministries” and accomplishments and put them in place of a relationship with God.

God’s primary commandment is that we love Him! Even in this commandment He is calling upon us to love Him, and in return He promises to love us to a thousand generations.

Have you forgotten God today in favour of the physical forms of worship? Don’t get stuck on earthly things just because you can see them. Today, I challenge you to just spend some time with Him in quiet, putting aside all outward forms of worship and prayer. Allow Him to work within you during this time.

Further Reading

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

Divorce

English: يسوع المسيح حنا عصفور

Image via Wikipedia

Divorce

Leave and Cleave

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall
cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Genesis 2:24

Divorce is one of the greatest indictments against the Church of Jesus
Christ in our generation. You would think that with all of God‘s
promises and heaven’s resources at our disposal, the Church would
manage to do better than “match” the world’s divorce rate.

The problem is all too familiar: We failed to follow God’s plan for
marriage. It is clearly spelled out in the Bible, and those who
following his plan to “leave and cleave” will tend to succeed, while
those who don’t follow won’t succeed.

The Bible says a man is supposed to leave his father and mother. If
Mama is still trying to hold onto a man with her apron strings, he has
to cut them before he marries a woman. A man must also leave the control and authority of his father in order to establish his own life.
He should always respect and honour his parents, but that doesn’t mean
they are to control him once he leaves home to set up his own house.

The Hebrew word translated “cleave” means to cling or adhere, to stick
to and pursue hard. A man needs to get his own place and learn how to
take care of himself. He needs to learn how to handle money before he
marries. The point is that when a man marries, his wife has to take
first place above everyone else but God. She gets first rights on a
man’s time, energy and money.

Prayer for Today

Father,
I confess that your Word is true! I choose to focus on the wisdom found
in your Word , not on what hear and see in a broken world and broken
lives. I release your power to work in my life and those of my family.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Think on These Things

* Malachi 2:14-16
* Matthew 19:6

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!