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Finding Jesus

Presently there is a huge lie which the devil is spreading, trying to get the best of us even the elect to believe, that it’s ok to compromise, that it’s ok to call a spade a circle, that it’s ok to be homosexual, that it’s ok to fornicate and so on and so forth I mean in most countries/states right now gay marriages and deadly drugs like weed are legal. Frankly said, the moral standards are dropping and perversity is the order of the day. At least that’s my opinion on the whole issue.

For we are in the End-times and the perversity/Iniquity which prevails nowadays shouldn’t be seen as something natural neither should it be glorified. For the iniquity that abounds is as a result of man forgetting or rather putting aside the God that created him Romans 1:21-31

21 Because that, when they knew

God, they glorified him not as God,

neither were thankful; but became

vain in their imaginations, and their

foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be

wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the

uncorruptible God into an image

made like to corruptible man, and to

birds, and fourfooted beasts, and

creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them

up to uncleanness through the lusts

of their own hearts, to dishonour

their own bodies between themselves:

25 Who changed the truth of God

into a lie, and worshipped and

served the creature more than the

Creator, who is blessed for ever.

Amen.

Note: Idol worshipping isn’t just limited to caving out an image, placing it in your living room and bowing down to It. Rather an Idol is everything that presumes to take the place of God in your life i.e. that dictates how you live your life. That idol can be your job, money, food, sex, your properties etc.

26 For this cause God gave them up

unto vile affections: for even their

women did change the natural use

into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving

the natural use of the woman,

burned in their lust one toward another;

men with men working that

which is unseemly, and receiving in

themselves that recompence of their

error which was meet.

28 And even as they did not like to

retain God in their knowledge, God

gave them over to a reprobate mind,

to do those things which are not

convenient;

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness,

fornication, wickedness,

covetousness, maliciousness; full of

envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity;

whisperers,

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful,

proud, boasters, inventors

of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers,

without natural affection,

implacable, unmerciful:

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 paints a clearer picture of the consequence of compromising.

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous

shall not inherit the kingdom of

God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators,

nor idolaters, nor adulterers,

nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves

with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor

drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners,

shall inherit the kingdom of

God.

However when we as Christians come across such perversity what should we do? Should we puff ourselves up claiming to be righteous while pouring down condemnation upon everyone else? Or going as far as criminal groups like Boko Haram and Isis handing out death sentences on everyone they see as infidels?

Nee, I tell you not! For the Bible clearly dictates that we as Christians should not Judge others for we have all sinned and come short of grace. As written in Matthew 7:1-5

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge,

ye shall be judged: and with what

measure ye mete, it shall be measured

to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote

that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest

not the beam that is in thine

own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy

brother, Let me pull out the mote

out of thine eye; and, behold, a

beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the

beam out of thine own eye; and then

shalt thou see clearly to cast out the

mote out of thy brother’s eye.

As a Christian, Judgment and revenge are not ours to hand out for we serve a God whose ways we cannot comprehend. For example Saint-Paul is regarded as one of the wisest men in the New Testament. He proclaimed the Good news of our lord Jesus Christ to the highest authorities in his time, before governors and high priests, he was instrumental to setting up and guiding of a lot of the early Christian communities. Yet Saint Paul back then known as saul was a persecutor of Christians he was part of those who stoned Saint Stephen to death but all that changed after saul came in encounter with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

This brings us back to the heading the post “Finding Jesus”. For I believe that finding Jesus is the remedy to all issues of life and the cure for every challenge. For you do not just find Jesus and remain the same, no! Better said. you cannot encounter Jesus and remain the same. For allowing Jesus into your life is gaining access into the Kingdom of God and when you do, you become a new creation.

Matthew 13:44

44 ¶ Again, the kingdom of heaven

is like unto treasure hid in a field;

the which when a man hath found,

he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth

and selleth all that he hath, and

buyeth that field.

For one can only find our Lord Jesus Christ when we seek Him in truth and in spirit, setting aside every idol that presumes to take the place of God in one’s life placing everything second and the Kingdom of God first. Matthew 6:33

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of

God, and his righteousness; and all

these things shall be added unto you.

For I assure you, if you are actually able to forsake everything and place the kingdom of God first in your life. You won’t need anyone to explain to you what’s right or wrong but rather the Holy spirit Himself will guide you in the way everlasting.

Have a Blessed day

Nonso B-Anyeji.