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Hope and faith

Heb 11:1; Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Our Father in Heaven tells us that faith is the Substance of things hoped for. Now let’s take a second to let that Statement sink into our Subconscious. In Chemistry a substance is defined as a matter which has a specific composition and specific properties. In order Words a Substance has a physical mass. Yet faith which is generally perceived as an abstract term is being referred to as a Substance of Things hoped for.

In order to understand This Statement, we first have to differentiate between hope and Faith. Hope and Faith in my opinion are very similar yet worlds apart. For they both refer to the ability or act of believing in Something which isn’t, for example we all hope for a bright future, for health, Wealth, joy, peace, for a good job, for success in Exams etc. Hope is the ability to look beyond the present (which may not be favorable) and see the possibility of that which we want to project into our future. For The Word of God says in

Romans {8:24} For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? {8:25} But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it. ]

From the above passage we can deduce that hope is primarily there to save us from falling into despair in our present Situation no matter how dire the realities surrounding us may seem. It gives us strength to continue moving ahead and not to throw in the towel and give up, on everything. For if we yield to fear and despair, even the little which we have in the present would also be taken away from us. Hope is passive it involves patiently standing firm and believing in a brighter future. However, hope in my opinion does not guarantee the future we hope for. Whereas faith Is the evidence that, that which we hope for will come to pass.

Hoping in a Brighter future is patiently awaiting and believing in the possibility of a brighter future. Whereas, having faith in a brighter future is having evidence that the possibility of a brighter future will come to fruition based on the application of the Word of God in our lives. This is so simple and yet so complicated, for in my opinion I believe that a lot of us Christians, my self not excluded, have confused hope for faith. For we proclaim that we have faith in God for a specific matter, yet all we do is sit down and wait for a miracle to suddenly happen. Whereas we ought to study the Word of God base on the matter at hand, find out what we ought to do to qualify us for that blessing or miracle e.g. fasting and praying, tithing, studying the Word of God, giving up worldly habits, forgiving those who have sinned against us etc. and doing it. For Faith with out works is dead.

Therefor in order to have faith in God on a certain matter. We have to find out Gods Word based on that issue, believe in the potency of the Word, act on the Word and confess the Word of God based on that issue. For then and only then can we as Christians claim to have faith.

Stay blessed and full of faith.

PS: for further Reading I would strongly refer you to the book of Hebrews Chapter 11

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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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FACE YOUR FEARS

Today: 2016-01-03

 

…Let not your heart faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them.Deuteronomy 20:3
Never look or run away from what you fear.Facing your fear is the only way to stop your fear.Facing your fear is what phases out your fear.The more you confront your fear the bolder you become.If you run away from your fear it will pursue you and may even kill you someday.But once you confront your fear you gain power over it.  If you don’t want your fear to kill you, face it and kill it.

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THE ULTIMATE SATISFACTION

Today: 2016-01-02

 

Many people think that what they need is money.  Some others think that what they need is job, fame or position.  But the ultimate satisfaction is to be in the likeness of God.
He put His image and likeness in us.  So we are compelled to keep longing for Him. Genesis. 1.26,27
“As for me I will behold thy face in Righteousness: I shall be satisfied when I awake with the likeness”.Psalm.17.15.
The face of God is the cure to the shame of man.  No shame remains with a man who continually beholds the face of God.  Psalm.34.5
The face of God brings change to man. 2 Corinthians 3.18
The face of God is the favour of God-Psalm.30.7, Numbers.6.23-27.
The face of God is our ultimate satisfaction.  Keep looking at Him to ultimately look like Him.

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