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Indescribable

Our Father in heaven is truly amazing, there are no words that can describe how amazing our lord Jesus Christ is. This song reminds me of the awesomeness of our Father in heaven, over and over again.

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To Overcome

 

Hi there, what’s going on. Well am back again with the the same old and new stuff about our lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

Depending on what type of music you listen to, movies you watch you may have noticed that individuals who love doing what they do, as a means of expressing their passion for what they do or showcasing how profitable it is to do what they do, often use phrases like “I’m going to keep doing what I do till I die”. This type of phrase is especially common in rap music. In my opinion almost every rapper at one point or the other, has in some way incorporated this into his or her song. In the song am listening to right now, the rapper just stated ”am ruthless, I plan to do this till am toothless and dying”. I don’t doubt his intentions.

Nonetheless I couldn’t help but notice a certain similarity between this phrase and a Bible verse I read the other day.

The book of Revelation chapter 2 verse 10-11 states:

10 Fear none of those things which

thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil

shall cast some of you into prison,

that ye may be tried; and ye shall

have tribulation ten days: be thou

faithful unto death, and I will give

thee a crown of life.

11 He that hath an ear, let him

hear what the Spirit saith unto the

churches; He that overcometh shall

not be hurt of the second death.

Don’t get scared now because of some of the strong words used in the verses above but the fact still remains that a lot of Gods children have been put into various spiritual prisons and are passing through a lot of tribulations. One just has to check out what’s going on in the world to see the truth of that.

However what caught my attention here was the sentence “ Be faithful until death and I will give thee a crown of life . Coming from a Bible scripture, of cause, it would seem like a strange and unattainable task, yet our society operates exactly in the same manner i.e. a task or goal is only accomplished if it’s seen through to the end. For instance a mortgage is only accounted for as paid when one finishes paying up. I only get to call myself a graduate when am through with the university. No half measures are accepted, its either one sees it through to the end or not at all.

That’s exactly how it works in the Kingdom of God. For in the massages to the angels of the seven churches in the book of Revelation. The massage always ends with “ To him that overcomethorHe that overcomeththen the reward of overcoming follows. Here are a list the rewards to them that overcome as stated in the book of of Revelation.

The book of Revelations chapter 2 verse 7:

7 He that hath an ear, let him hear

what the Spirit saith unto the

churches; To him that overcometh

will I give to eat of the tree of life,

which is in the midst of the paradise

of God.

The book of Revelations chapter 2 verse 11:

11 He that hath an ear, let him

hear what the Spirit saith unto the

churches; He that overcometh shall

not be hurt of the second death.

The book of Revelations chapter 2 verse 17:

17 He that hath an ear, let him

hear what the Spirit saith unto the

churches; To him that overcometh

will I give to eat of the hidden

manna, and will give him a white

stone, and in the stone a new name

written, which no man knoweth saving

he that receiveth it.

The book of Revelations chapter 2 verse 26-28:

26 And he that overcometh, and

keepeth my works unto the end, to

him will I give power over the nations:

27 And he shall rule them with a

rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter

shall they be broken to shivers: even

as I received of my Father.

28 And I will give him the morning

star.

The book of Revelations chapter 3 verse 5:

5 He that overcometh, the same

shall be clothed in white raiment;

and I will not blot out his name out

of the book of life, but I will confess

his name before my Father, and before

his angels.

The book of Revelations chapter 3 verse 12:

12 Him that overcometh will I

make a pillar in the temple of my

God, and he shall go no more out:

and I will write upon him the name

of my God, and the name of the city

of my God, which is new Jerusalem,

which cometh down out of heaven

from my God: and I will write upon

him my new name.

The book of Revelations chapter 3 verse 21:

21 To him that overcometh will I

grant to sit with me in my throne,

even as I also overcame, and am set

down with my Father in his throne.

Long story short, I believe that in Christianity, that is, in our search for salvation/ the crown of glory, half measures do not count, neither do three quarter measures count. That means that we have to stay steadfast and pull through to the end, in order to overcome.

Stay blessed,

Nonso Bob-Anyeji.

 

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The First Love

 

Hi there everyone, In this post I would like to share my thoughts with you on the word of God and why one should devote more time to it, especially on the End Time prophecies, Our first love and being prepared for the second coming at all times.

Now the first thing one should ask him or her self is, “do I believe in God?, do I believe that there is a higher power who created me and every other thing?, do I believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is the son of God who died on the Cross of Calvary for the forgiveness of sin to give us a new and better testament?”

After asking oneself these questions sincerely, thereafter finding out that any of your answers are on the negative, then unfortunately I would have to inform you that you will most likely have some difficulties, relating to this post and in general relating to anything that has to do with the word of God.

Lets get started. In the Book of Revelations I found another verse impressing on us, the need to read and study the Scriptures.

Revelations chapter 1 verse 3:

3 Blessed is he that readeth, and

they that hear the words of this

prophecy, and keep those things

which are written therein: for the

time is at hand.

This verse as you have seen does not simply implore us to read the scriptures, in this case the end time prophecy, but it also implores us to keep that which is written. That is we should not just be hearers/readers of word but we should also be doers of the word, for our Lord Jesus said that it is by their fruits that you shall know them.

Matthew chapter 7 verse 15-16:

15 ¶ Beware of false prophets,

which come to you in sheep’s clothing,

but inwardly they are ravening

wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their

fruits. Do men gather grapes of

thorns, or figs of thistles?

The above verse in the book of Revelations and Matthew also made me recall a parable which in my opinion explains the phrase “by their fruits you shall know them” more vividly.

Matthew chapter 13 verse 3-9:

3 And he spake many things unto

them in parables, saying, Behold, a

sower went forth to sow;

4 And when he sowed, some seeds

fell by the way side, and the fowls

came and devoured them up:

5 Some fell upon stony places,

where they had not much earth: and

forthwith they sprung up, because

they had no deepness of earth:

6 And when the sun was up, they

were scorched; and because they had

no root, they withered away.

7 And some fell among thorns; and

the thorns sprung up, and choked

them:

8 But other fell into good ground,

and brought forth fruit, some an

hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some

thirtyfold.

Now this Parable, basically is explaining how we Christians assimilate the word of God. It makes one understand that the word of God when we hear or read about it, is like a seed planted. It also makes us understand that, receiving the word of God into our lives i.e. planting the seed does not automatically equate to it germinating and bringing forth profits/fruits. It however depends on how the seed is cared for and in what type of environment it is planted in. Here is a much better explanation of the parable from our Lord Jesus Christ him self.

Matthew chapter 13 verse 18-23:

18 ¶ Hear ye therefore the parable

of the sower.

19 When any one heareth the word

of the kingdom, and understandeth

it not, then cometh the wicked one,

and catcheth away that which was

sown in his heart. This is he which

received seed by the way side.

20 But he that received the seed

into stony places, the same is he that

heareth the word, and anon with joy

receiveth it;

21 Yet hath he not root in himself,

but dureth for a while: for when

tribulation or persecution ariseth because

of the word, by and by he is

offended.

22 He also that received seed

among the thorns is he that heareth

the word; and the care of this world,

and the deceitfulness of riches,

choke the word, and he becometh

unfruitful.

23 But he that received seed into

the good ground is he that heareth

the word, and understandeth it;

which also beareth fruit, and

bringeth forth, some an hundredfold,

some sixty, some thirty.

While still on the Book of revelations I came upon another interesting verse which my mum had previously shown me in the past. It talks about ones first love. Yea am sure you just had the same reaction I had, when I first heard that, like “ okay what’s going on here and what did I miss out on” but after taking my time to read the verses, I finally stated getting the whole picture.

Revelations chapter 2 verse 4-5:

4 Nevertheless I have somewhat

against thee, because thou hast left

thy first love.

5 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.

I thought this Important to share because, frankly, most people myself included tend to get too comfortable and we all know where that leads to. One starts slaking, taking things for granted, and just generally losses momentum. So basically what my father in heaven was saying through my mum was, don’t slack remember where you started from and how energetic you were and keep it up.

I believe that this massage “remember your first love, don’t slack” now more than ever is important for we Christians who profess Jesus as our Lord and saviour. For just like in the Parable of the Virgins. Jesus is going to come like a thief in the Night and it is only those who are at alert and ready that are going to the feast with him.

Matthew chapter 25 verse 5-6:

5 While the bridegroom tarried,

they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry

made, Behold, the bridegroom

cometh; go ye out to meet him.

1.Thessalonians chapter 5 verse 2:

2 For yourselves know perfectly

that the day of the Lord so cometh

as a thief in the night.

Have a lovely weekend and till the next post.

Nonso B-Anyeji