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Patience

 Hi everyone well, I have been cracking my head on what my next post should be about and trying as much as possible to just start writing something. Frankly I could sit here in front of the PC for the next hour and still be trying to figure out what to write, since there are always more “interesting” stuff to do on the net or on the PC than staring at an empty word doc. Most times I end up stealing one or two peeks into youtube and co “and guess what!” there are always one or two “anime vids” that I just have to watch, along the line one or two turn into three or four and before I say jack the day is gone and I still have an empty word doc in front of me.

So as a precaution to my blankpage/youtube syndrome, I say a short prayer ,reminding our Lord Jesus Christ that its not by might nor power but solely by the gift of Holyspirit. Then I start writing something, anything no matter how silly or incoherent it is and before I know it, it’s like out of the blues a clear view of what am going to write, how am going to write and why I want to write about the issue appears, like it’s been there all along. This alone is further prove for me beyond all doubt that the Holyspirit is there guiding, protecting, inspiring etc. This is going to be my sixth post on the slicingsword, when I review the posts, I can’t help but feel that I must have been on some kind of drugs while writing. I have heard my mum say that being lead by the Holyspirit is also a from of being high, well am yet to find out how that works, but one thing I know for sure is that I did not and could not have written these posts by my own wisdom, power or knowledge but only by the Spirit of God.

Initially I intended to continue with the last topic on faith and fasting. However in this post I would be sharing my thoughts on Patience in our Lord Jesus Christ. So whats patience in our Lord Jesus Christ to me. And why do I feel that it’s important. To me patience has a lot to do with having faith. I think that patience, is also an applied form of wisdom. Although one needs to be aggressive in life to make 100% use of the opportunities one gets, one however also needs to be able to identify when caution and prudence are necessary. One needs to be able to identify when its necessary to be still and when its necessary to act, which is only possible through Gods wisdom.

Nevertheless having patience is not as easy as it sounds, even if one has the wisdom to be able to identify when patience is needed, it still isn’t a piece of cake. Fact is, in some situations its easier to try out every other option than to just calm down, have patience and put everything in Gods hands. This topic (patience) may sound trivial compared to others but in my opinion it isn’t. I feel that the inability to have patience in our Lord Jesus Christ is one of the main reasons why we Christians don’t get to see the promises of God fulfilled in our lives.

To further explain the importance of having patience in Christ Jesus. For instance when one finds him or herself in a tough situation or at a crossroad, its natural to tend to look for an easy way out, unfortunately the blessings of God don’t come on a platter of gold but have to be earned. Earning the fulfillment of Gods Promises often come with a test or challenge. For God has blessed us all but it is only those who overcome that will see the materialization of Gods promises, but to them who can’t overcome, even little which they have will be taken away from them just as written in the parable of the talents, in the book of Matthew chapter 25 verse 29:

29 For unto every one that hath

shall be given, and he shall have

abundance: but from him that hath

not shall be taken away even that

which he hath.

Furthermore taking the easy way out is synonymous to taking the fast way out of an issue which involves given into fear and anxiety, compromising in one way or the other, making huge mistakes and thereby missing out on Gods Promises. However having patience in Christ is synonymous to choosing to take the right part, choosing to stick to ones guns, thereby having faith in Christ Jesus and enduring till the end just like Abraham the father of all Nations did. For God promised Abraham so much but Abraham didn’t sit back and expect the promises of God to fall into his laps, just like that but instead, as written in the Bible in the book of Hebrews chapter 6 verse 11-15 Abraham saw the promises of God in his life fulfilled through faith, patient and endurance.

11 And we desire that every one of

you do shew the same diligence to

the full assurance of hope unto the

end:

12 That ye be not slothful, but followers

of them who through faith

and patience inherit the promises.

13 For when God made promise to

Abraham, because he could swear by

no greater, he sware by himself,

14 Saying, Surely blessing I will

bless thee, and multiplying I will

multiply thee.

15 And so, after he had patiently

endured, he obtained the promise.

Therefor I would encourage us as Christians not to let fear and anxiety take over, when we find ourselves in a pinch. By doing that, we would be susceptible to making mistakes and also be showing our Father in heaven that we don’t have any faith that He is capable of seeing us through that issue. However by having faith and patiently enduring in Christ Jesus, we would be showing our Father in heaven that even though the situation may look bad, we still have faith that at the end His vision will speak in our lives, thereby provoking God to do the Miraculous in our lives.

Remain blessed in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Nonso B-Anyeji

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Faith and Fasting

Hi everyone in continuation of my last post on prayer and fasting, I would be focusing more on the fasting aspect of the topic in general. I feel that too little was written about it in the last post and that fasting is the type of topic that most Christians tend to subconsciously avoid. I mean, you can’t blame anyone for that, it’s not as if fasting is as easy as taking a walk through the park, nevertheless our lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth fasted when he was here on earth for forty days and nights and with further research in the Scriptures(Bible) it becomes obvious that as a christian who wants to thread on that part of salvation with dominion, one can’t help but go through with it. So why don’t we find out what this fasting is all about and why one should bother with it.

When the topic of fasting is brought up, am guessing that most people, automatically imagine a self imposed hunger strike for reasons unfathomable to some. Why did I use the phrase “unfathomable to some”, well for instance! Just take your time to sit and try to analyze fasting in a Logical and intelligent way like most people would do. I am fairly sure that you would come to the conclusion, that it makes absolutely no logical sense at all, to deprive ones body of the required nutrients it needs to function or depriving oneself of his or her pleasures, going through all that stress when one has no need for the loss of weight or any other pending issues that require not eating or staying clear of ones usual pleasures for a time.

I guess this creates a sort of dilemma trying to see reason in fasting or anything Christ related, while analyzing it in a logical and intelligent way. However this dilemma is easily solved by simply switching off ones logical, grownup mindset and approaching Our Lord Jesus Christ with a childlike mindset, that’s having no set structures in ones mind of what is and isn’t possible, open to believe all, and inquisitive to learn more, so in short terms the kind of childlike mindset that would still believe that father Christmas exists. This is explained better in the book of Matthew chapter 18 verse 2-4:

2 And Jesus called a little child

unto him, and set him in the midst

of them,

3 And said, Verily I say unto you,

Except ye be converted, and become

as little children, ye shall not enter

into the kingdom of heaven.

4 Whosoever therefore shall humble

himself as this little child, the same

is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

In my opinion logic and faith don’t go together for logic(the knowledge and experience that has been gathered by men) tells you that if you throw a stone up the force of gravity will pull it down, it tells you that if you are sick you should go to be treated medically,if whatever one has can’t be treated, then one knows that he or she is in deep shit, Logic also helps us set up boundaries on which of our goals are realistic, human logic also tells you that Miracles do not exist.

However faith in our Lord Jesus Christ is on a whole different level; faith tells you that in Christ all things are possible, that all illnesses are heal-able in the name of Jesus Christ, it tells us that we serve a God of impossibilities, that with Christ there is no mountain that is insurmountable and that the Spirit of God within you is greater than all the powers that are out there.

So in my opinion this boils to deciding between two parts in a crossroad, either being the Logical intelligent wise guy which is not a Crime or being the wired, different guy who nobody seems to understand.

However keep in mind that worldly knowledge and wisdom at the end of the day amount to vanity and foolishness before our Father in heaven. first Corinthians chapter 1 verse 18-19 explains this better:

18 For the preaching of the cross is

to them that perish foolishness; but

unto us which are saved it is the

power of God.

19 For it is written, I will destroy

the wisdom of the wise, and will

bring to nothing the understanding

of the prudent.

I’m sure you guys are already wondering what all this talk about faith and Logic have to do with fasting. To break it down I believe that fasting requires faith in Christ to bring forth results, I believe that to the Logical and intelligent of this world, fasting in Christ, would seem foolish, unnecessary and outdated but to those christian who actually believe in Christ Jesus and in the end time as stated in the book of Revelations, we can’t afford not, but to be of good courage and engage in fasting because as it is stated in the bible text below “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise;

1 Corinthians chapter 1 verse 27-28:

27 But God hath chosen the foolish

things of the world to confound the

wise; and God hath chosen the weak

things of the world to confound the

things which are mighty;

28 And base things of the world,

and things which are despised, hath

God chosen, yea, and things which

are not, to bring to nought things

that are:

It is through faith based actions like fasting in Christ that one can subdue his own fleshly lusts/desires. and allow the Spirit of God to have complete dominion over ones body and and soul hereby keying into the spirit and accessing that which our Father in Heaven has in stock for one that eyes have not yet seen and ears have not yet heard. As is written in 1Corinthians chapter 2 verse 9:

9 But as it is written, Eye hath not

seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered

into the heart of man, the

things which God hath prepared for

them that love him.

Hope you had a good and revealing time reading this Blog. I intend to continue on this topic as soon as possible. Remain blessed in Jesus name, Amen.

Nonso B-Anyeji