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(KJV)Heb 4:8-11; 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterwards have spoken of another day. 9 There remaineth therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he that has entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His. 11 Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall according to the same example of unbelief.

Hi there, folks. I came across the above Bible verse from the Book of Hebrews. It got me pondering, for verse 10, says and I Quote “he that has entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works” subsequently the verse afterwards then admonishes us (believers) to labor in other to enter into Gods Rest.

Before I elaborate on my thoughts, lets first understand what the term “Rest” is referring to. The Oxford dictionary defines Rest a period of relaxing, sleeping or doing nothing after a period of activity. Being at Rest is synonymous to being at ease, tensionless, with out anxiety. I would even go as far as defining the state of Rest as a state of Fearlessness. For with fear comes anxiety and anxiety births tension and unease, in every vessel it dwells in, no matter how holy or righteous that vessel may be. Therefor the above verses reveal to us (believers), that there is realm of ease, which God has specially reserved for us to enter. The Question then remains, how do we enter that realm of Rest?

At first glance verses 10 and 11 may seem contradictory for verse 10 tells us to cease from our own works in order to enter into God’s Rest while verse 11 admonishes us to Labor (work) in order to enter into God’s Rest. Truth be told, verse 10 caught me of guard. For I am sure that the Bible does not encourage any of us to drop everything we are doing and relax. However, upon closer examination, I discovered the word “own works” within verse 10. This means that God is not telling us to cease from working altogether. Rather is admonishing us to cease from our own works in order to enter His Realm of Ease. This begs the question, what is being referred to by the term “own works”. I believe that God is cautioning us to cease from self-centric, self-serving or better said self-centered works. Where me, myself and I, are the sole beneficiaries of our labor.

(KJV)John 9:4; I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

(KJV)Acts 10:38; How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

The Word of God in John chapter 9 verse 4 shows us that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, our Lord and Savior, went about not doing his own “works” but the “Works” of God the Father that sent Him. The Book of Acts 10 verse 38 further gives us insight into what these works were. It states that Jesus went about doing good and Healing all that were oppressed of the devil.

Therefore, in other to cease from our own works and do God’s Work we have to put “doing good” first in every of our endeavors. One may ask, does this mean we should not do our day jobs in order to pay the bills? No, it simply means that we should do our day jobs not just to pay the Bills but also to be of help to our families, extended families, community and the world around us. It means that in everything we do we should ask ourselves, what positive Impact am I making? How can this project of mine be of help to others? How am I promoting the Kingdom of God with my actions? How can I be a Blessing to others? etc.

I am convinced, that children of God can operate in the realm of God’s Rest by earnestly putting God’s Work first in all our endeavors. However, because this is no small task. The Word of God in Hebrews 4:11 encourages us to Labor earnestly with the right works, in order to enter God’s Rest.

Nonetheless if you have been observant you would surely have recognized that God’s Rest is not reserved for all, but only for His people, for His children. Therefor if you are not sure whether you belong to God’s Household, I invite you to say the below prayer with me. For there is only own path to becoming a child, daughter or son of God and it leads through the Son of God Jesus Christ of Nazareth that was crucified on the cross of calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.

(KJV) John 14:6; Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Let’s Pray

Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to You today. Forgive me all my sins. Wash me with your precious Blood. I believe You died for me. On the third day you rose again. That I may be justified. right now, I believe my sins are now forgiven. I am justified by Your Blood. I am saved. I am restored back to the Faith. I am now a child of God. Thank you, Jesus, for saving my soul. Amen.

Congratulations if you just said that Prayer, you have been elevated into the realm of light and subsequently with more effort and labor, into a realm of Ease in God. I Pray that the grace that brought you into the Kingdom of God will preserve you there for the rest of your life in Jesus Name, Amen.

Stay Blessed

Nonso B-Anyeji

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My believe is based on the word of God.

I am not moved by What I See. I am not moved by What I feel. I am moved by what I believe.

Kenneth E. Hagin / Smith Wiggelsworth

 

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Dominion

The Anointing of Our God is a Gift, which one cannot buy with money or Merit. It is the Gift of the Holy Spirit in Our Lives.

The word “Anointing” can be literally defined as the act of rubbing or smearing or pouring aromatic oil over the head of a Person or Object. The act of Anointing signifies the act of consecration/dedication, healing etc.

However, the Gift of the Holy Spirit is not Simply the pouring of aromatic oil on one’s head but the Release of Fire, yes, the Release of Power on one’s life.

Luke 3:16; John said, “I am just baptizing with water. But someone more powerful is going to come, and I am not good enough even to untie his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

The manifestation of the Gift of the Holy Spirit in a Christians Life makes the difference. It is the level of anointing/power active in ones Life that differentiates the victims from the dominators. In my opinion, victims can be described as honorable, God-fearing women and men. Who do their best to keep the commandments of God but are still subject, due to their level of anointing, to the realities of life i.e. powers that be in this world. This often results in them always having to make compromises that go against their Christianity.

On the other hand, the dominators can be described as the very few Christians who have received the Holy Spirit i.e. power, light and actively apply the word of God e.g. prayer and fasting, wisdom, charity etc. to manifest light God in us. In order to consume very darkness around us thereby dominating our circumstances.

1 John 4:4; Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Therefor very Christian, including myself, has to strive to operate in the realm of domination. That means being conscious of the fact that God is in us and that, the power of God is at our disposal to dominate the powers that be in this world, if only we are willing to access it.

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PASSEN AUF DIE MEHRHEIT AUF!

Heute: 2016.01.16

 

Sei nie von öffentlichen Ansichten oder Mehrheitsstand gelockt oder mitgezogen.

Sich die Menge anzuschließen, ist sich in die Menge zu verlieren. Stehen Sie immer auf das was richtig ist und nicht auf das, was populär ist. Gott boykottierte die Volksmehrheit, um die Minderheit zu segnen. Elisha mit doppelten Anteil der Salbung. Gott wird niemals von der Mehrheit bewegt, sondern von einem Herzen, das stark nach Ihm sehnt. 2 Chronicles.16.9, Isaiah.66.1-3

Aber warum schließen sich, die Leute meist an die Mehrheit und das populäre?

Die Angst vor das was anders ist

Die Angst vor dem allein sein

Die Angst vor Verleumdung.

Untreue.

Unaufrichtigkeit.

Hüten Sie sich. Wenn Sie sich biegen um einzumischen und um dabei zu sein. Werden Sie Ihre Identität verlieren. Wenn Sie Ihre Identität verlieren. Verlieren Sie auch Ihre Einzigartigkeit.

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Don’t waste your time

Don’t waste your time

A stumbling block along ones pathway is only of importance if one fails to see and avoid it. What are stumbling blocks? These is anything that delays or poses a threat, to one arriving at ones destination. This means that the Stumbling Block, in its self, is not the danger but the danger is in failings to identify and avoid it. For instance, if while I’m working along the road I fail to see a stone in my part, a depression or bulging on the road and I stumble upon it. I don’t go all “How dare you stand in my part stone!!!” rather am like “dammit, I should have been paying more attention to where I step”. At least that’s what I, and I believe every other person with common sense would do. For the stone wasn’t necessarily there to make me stumble rather it was just an obstacle along that path. Which would have been there irrespective of whether I decided to thread that path or not.

For the probability of walking along the road without facing any obstacles is pretty low if not nonexistent I must say. Cause, if it’s not a stone along ones part then it might be a cyclist and if not a cyclist then a car and if not a car then maybe a fellow pedestrian whose not looking at where his going, and so on and so forth. I mean, the possibilities are infinite.

Nonetheless transferring this Analogy into one Life. As long as one sets a goal or a destination for him or herself. The will surely be obstacles along the part to that goal. Just as written in        1.Corinthians 16:9

9 For a great door and effectual is

opened unto me, and there are many

adversaries.

Some obstacles might be set there intentionally but most of the obstacles (in my opinion the most dangerous obstacles), are set there unintentionally and often come from those closest to us i.e. from our friends, loved ones and even Family.

Knowing this, I often try to reprimand myself, that wasting my time arguing or being annoyed with someone over one thing or the other, while there are much more important challenges at hand. Is not just a waste of time but is also utterly detrimental and hurtful to myself. For if I do so, I would just be like the guy devoid of common sense, who stops to shout and curse at the stone on the road, for daring to stand in his path.

However I myself know how difficult it can be to ignore the obstacles/opposition and focus on the goal the destination, especially when pride is involved. On the other hand I also know how easy it can be to live a life of Joy and humility in Our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, where not every little issue puts one in “berserker mode” and things just seem to rub off. For in Zechariah 4:6

6 Then he answered and spake unto

me, saying, This is the word of the

LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not

by might, nor by power, but by my

spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

 

For when one forsakes everything including ones loved ones, family, pride etc. and one gives his or her life to our Lord Jesus Christ, just like I have done. That is when you truly gain everything. Matthew 6:33

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of

God, and his righteousness; and all

these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for

the morrow: for the morrow shall

take thought for the things of itself.

Sufficient unto the day is the evil

thereof.

That is when one enters the realm of Joy Unlimited. You find out that you are incapable of being annoyed or holding a grudge against any person, for added to the Joy of our Lord Jesus Christ you come into the knowledge that. Ephesians 6:12-18

12 For we wrestle not against flesh

and blood, but against principalities,

against powers, against the rulers of

the darkness of this world, against

spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the

whole armour of God, that ye may be

able to withstand in the evil day, and

having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your

loins girt about with truth, and having

on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the

preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of

faith, wherewith ye shall be able to

quench all the fiery darts of the

wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation,

and the sword of the Spirit, which is

the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer

and supplication in the Spirit, and

watching thereunto with all perseverance

and supplication for all saints;

For if we walk with our Lord Jesus Christ Hand in hand. There are no number of obstacles that can prevent us from reaching our destination. For if God be for us, then we are in majority.

Stay blessed

Nonso B-Anyeji

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BEWARE OF MAJORITY!

Today: 2016-01-16

 

Never be enticed or carried away by public views or majority stand.

To join the crowd is to get lost in and with the crowd. Always stand on what is right and not on what is popular. God boycotted the popular majority to bless the minority. Elisha with double portion of the anointing. God is never moved by the majority, but by a heart that greatly pants after him. 2 Chronicles.16.9, Isaiah.66.1-3

But why do people easily drift to the majority and popular side?

Fear of been different

Fear of been alone

Fear of been maligned

Disloyalty.

Insincerity.

Beware. If you bend you will blend and if you blend you will loose your identity. And if you loose your identity you will loose your uniqueness.

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IMPROVE ON YOUR APPROACH

Today: 2016-01-05

 

Level of results in any adventure of life is dependent on quality of approach.
Improved approach will naturally birth better result.
Praying for better result is a waste of energy.
Rather than praying for that we should keep praying and seeking for improvement in our approach.
Improved approach will terminate the worst reproach.
Just anything can work if you locate the right approach.  It is the way that you have located that will determine the kind of end you are to expect.

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Antworten auf die Herausforderungen

Heute: 2016.01.04

 

16 Denn ein Gerechter fällt siebenmal und steht wieder auf ; aber dieGottlosen versinken im Unglück.
Sprüche 24:16.

 

In der Reise des Lebens Herausforderungen werden sicherlich kommen, Welche weder Ihre Meinung oder Einladung benötigen. Sie werden ohne Vorwarnung kommen. Daher muss man dies im Leben berücksichtigen. Sie kommen als Wellen und sind nicht notwendigerweise da um Sie zu verletzen, beschädigen oder zu zerstören. Während einige mit den Herausforderungen runtergehen gleiten andere über sie, als ob nichts passiert oder überhaupt Ihr Weg käme. Es ist alles eine Frage der Haltung, die Geisteshaltung, die Mentalität und Erwartungen. Sie können über die Wellen gleiten, während andere von ihr mitgerissen werden. Selbst wenn Sie schon einmal von den Fluten des Lebens mitgerissen werden, können Sie die Gewässer überkommen mit dem Wort Gottes, dass Sie auch nach sieben Mal der Fall wieder steigen, wenn Sie jemals bis zu sieben Mal fielen.

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RESPONDING TO CHALLENGES

Today: 2016-01-04

 

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
Proverbs 24:16

In the journey of life challenges will certainly come.
They don’t require your opinion or invitation.
They will come without prior notice. Therefore, live ready for them.
They come as waves on their own not necessarily to hurt, damage or destroy.
While some are swept off and fizzle out with challenges some others glide over them as if nothing ever happened or ever came their way.
It’s all a matter of attitude, the mind set, mentality and expectations.
You can glide over the waves while some others are swept away by it.
Even if you are ever swept off your feet by the floods of life, you can come over the waters again by the scriptural provision that you will rise again, even after seven times of fall if you ever fell up to seven times.

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STELLE DICH DEINEN ÄNGSTEN

Heute: 2016.01.03

3 und zu ihnen sprechen : Israel, höre zu ! Ihr geht heute in den Streit
wider eure Feinde ; euer Herz verzage nicht, fürchtet euch nicht und erschreckt nicht und laßt euch nicht grauen vor ihnen ;
Deuteronomy 20: 3

Schauen Sie oder laufen Sie nie weg von, das was Sie beängstigt. Dies ist der einzige Weg, um das was Ihn beängstigt zu stoppen. Ihre Angst entgegen zu schauen, schwächt die Angst. Je mehr Sie Ihre Angst konfrontieren desto mutige bekommen Sie. falls Sie von Ihrer Furcht weglaufen, wird es Sie verfolgen und sogar Ihnen Eines Tages überwältigen. Aber sobald Sie Ihre Angst konfrontieren, gewinnen Sie Macht über es. Wenn Sie nicht möchten, dass Ihre Angst, Sie nicht überwältigt, müssen Sie sich Ihre Angst stellen und es überwältigen.

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