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Ease

(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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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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The Word of God

John 1 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV); 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Without beating too much around the bush, let us dive right into the meat of the matter. The Passage above enables us to understand that the Word of God is God. For us to further understand this, let us imagine that we are making an Application, purchasing items, cashing a check or acting on behalf of someone else. It goes with out saying that in other to do these things, one would need at least a Letter of Authorization or something that proves that we are acting in consensus with the will of the person in question. In other words, even though the person that authorized one, with a check to collect money from his or her Account, or with a Letter of Authority to perform a certain action/task in his or her name is not physically Present, one is still able to operate as if the authorizer in question were present or as we and the authorizer were one and the same person.

The Word of God in my Opinion can be equated to a Letter of Authority from God. For when a Christian is imbibing and Operating with the Word of God. It is equivalent to him of her operating as a god. For according to the scripture above, the Word of God contains life and that life is that light of men. Therefor the amount of light we wield is dependent on the depth or amount of the Word of God we Practice.

Mind you there is a difference between reading, understanding, writing, preaching and actually practicing the Word of God. Knowing and understanding the Word of God are very necessary, but at the end of the day, it is putting the Word to use consciously and subconsciously that bring fort fruits.

Matthew 7:15-20 New King James Version (NKJV);15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Therefor I employ everyone to read and understand the word of God with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Stay Blessed.

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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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GOTT ist uns näher als der Feind

Heute: 2015.12.29

 

  1. Und lehret sie halten alles, was Ich euch

geboten habe. Und siehe, Ich bin mit euch alle

Tage bis zur Vollendung des Zeitlaufs. Amen.

Matthew 28:20

 

Im Gegensatz zu dem Denken des Menschen, das Gott weit weg ist in Zeiten der Not. Gott ist die gegenwärtige Hilfe in Schwierigkeiten. Ps 46: 1.

1 Ein Lied der Kinder Korah, von der Jugend, vorzusingen.

2 Gott ist unsre Zuversicht und Stärke. Eine Hilfe in den großen Nöten, die uns getroffen haben.

Lösungen sind uns näher als Probleme. Gen.21: 19

19 Und Gott tat ihr die Augen auf, daß sie einen Wasserbrunnen sah.

Da ging sie hin und füllte den Schlauch mit Wasser und tränkte den Knaben.

Licht ist uns näher als Finsternis. Psalm 27: 1

1 Ein Psalm Davids. Der Herr ist mein Licht und mein Heil ; vor

wem sollte ich mich fürchten ! Der Herr ist meines Lebens Kraft ; vor wem sollte mir grauen !

Lösungen sind uns näher als Fragen ist.

Gott ist uns näher als satan. Psalm 46: 1-11,

1 Ein Lied der Kinder Korah, von der Jugend, vorzusingen.

2 Gott ist unsre Zuversicht und Stärke. Eine Hilfe in den großen

Nöten, die uns getroffen haben.

3 Darum fürchten wir uns nicht, wenngleich die Welt unterginge

und die Berge mitten ins Meer sänken,

4 wenngleich das Meer wütete und wallte und von seinem Ungestüm

die Berge einfielen. (Sela.)

5 Dennoch soll die Stadt Gottes fein lustig bleiben mit ihren

Brünnlein, da die heiligen Wohnungen des Höchsten sind.

6 Gott ist bei ihr drinnen, darum wird sie fest bleiben ; Gott hilft ihr

früh am Morgen.

7 Die Heiden müssen verzagen und die Königreiche fallen ; das

Erdreich muß vergehen, wenn er sich hören läßt.

8 Der Herr Zebaoth ist mit uns ; der Gott Jakobs ist unser Schutz.

(Sela.)

9 Kommet her und schauet die Werke des Herrn, der auf Erden

solch zerstören anrichtet,

10 der den Kriegen steuert in aller Welt, den Bogen zerbricht, Spieße

zerschlägt und Wagen mit Feuer verbrennt.

11 Seid stille und erkennet, daß ich Gott bin. Ich will Ehre einlegen

unter den Heiden ; ich will Ehre einlegen auf Erden.

12 Der Herr Zebaoth ist mit uns ; der Gott Jakobs ist unser Schutz. (Sela.)

Matthew.28: 20.

20 und lehret sie halten alles, was ich euch befohlen habe. Und siehe, ich bin bei euch alle Tage bis an der Welt Ende.

Die Tür ist näher als die Barriere.

Wann immer, Sie Auge um Auge mit dem Feind konfrontiert sind, schauen Sie sich um und
sie werden Gott sehen.

Das ist es, was den Unterschied zwischen Moses und die
Kinder Gottes ausmachte. Exodus 14: 10-16

10 Und da Pharao zu ihnen nahe kam, hoben die Kinder Israel ihre

Augen auf, und siehe, die Ägypter zogen hinter ihnen her ; und sie

fürchteten sich sehr und schrieen zu dem Herrn

11 und sprachen zu Mose : Waren nicht genug Gräber in Ägypten, daß

du uns mußtest wegführen, daß wir in der Wüste sterben ? Warum

hast du uns das getan, daß du uns aus Ägypten geführt hast ?

12 Ist’s nicht das, das wir dir sagten in Ägypten : Höre auf und laß uns

den Ägyptern dienen ? Denn es wäre uns ja besser den Ägyptern

dienen als in der Wüste sterben.

13 Mose sprach zum Volk : Fürchtet euch nicht, stehet fest und sehet

zu, was für ein Heil der Herr heute an euch tun wird. Denn diese

Ägypter, die ihr heute sehet, werdet ihr nimmermehr sehen

ewiglich.

14 Der Herr wird für euch streiten, und ihr werdet still sein.

15 Der Herr sprach zu Mose : Was schreist du zu mir ? sage den

Kindern Israel, daß sie ziehen.

16 Du aber hebe deinen Stab auf und recke deine Hand aus über das

Meer und teile es voneinander, daß die Kinder Israel hineingehen, mitten hindurch auf dem Trockenen.

Wenn Sie auf den Feind sehen, sehen Sie ein Ende, aber wenn Sie Gott sehen, sehen Sie einen neuen Anfang.

Wenn du deine Augen auf den Gegner setzt, werden Sie als Zwerg Enden,
aber, wenn Sie ihre Augen auf Gott setzen werden sie zu eine Riese wachsen.

Als die Kinder Israel das Meer und ihre Verfolgern sahen, fürchteten Sie sich doch, als Mose zu Gott schaute kehrte er beherzt zurück.

Wenn Sie die unsichtbare sehen, wagen und tun Sie das unmöglich.
Hebrews11: 27

27 Durch den Glauben verließ er Ägypten und fürchtete nicht des

Königs Grimm ; denn er hielt sich an den, den er nicht sah, als säheer ihn.

Wenn Sie den unsichtbaren Gott sehen, ertragen die bestehenden Versuchungen und
Opposition.

Nun fang an, Chancen in Schwierigkeiten zu sehen.

 

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Deep Relationships

Hi there everyone, a few days ago I came across an interesting emotional gospel song. Which got me thinking The Singer was singing about having a deeper relationship with God. From the strength and passion of the voice, it felt as if the request for a deeper relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, was truly coming from the bottom of the artist’s heart with all sincerity. This same feeling resonated with me, however at the same instant it also occurred to me that having a deeper relationship with God, in my opinion, is not dependent on how broken hearted we are or how much we love God, but rather how much time and effort we are willing to invest, better said sacrifice for that relationship.

Don’t misunderstand me, for I am not referring to those who are yet to accept our Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior. For it’s clearly stated in the Bible, that one has to come before God in repentance with a broken heart, in truth and in spirit with meekness and humility in order to become a new creation in Christ. I am referring to those who have accepted Jesus as their lord and savior.

So the one million dollar question now becomes “what next?” Fine you’ve accepted Jesus Christ into your life, you have started a father to son relationship with our father in heaven so what next?
The answer to this question isn’t that complicated in my own opinion just ask yourself this. The current relationships in which I am right now with the people around me, how do they function? How do I currently maintain and get the most out of the relationships which are, most important to me. For example the relationship between husband and wife, between parent and child, between friends, between two business partners etc.

Every one of at one point or the other have been or are currently in such relationships and all know that for such a relationship to exist, there has to be that love or at least common interest. However it’s common knowledge that for such relationships to deepen, blossom or at least be profitable love and common interest are not enough. That sacrifice, that effort has to be there. For in life confessions of love an interest can only one earn one so much. It is the constant sacrifices of time, effort, money etc. that earns us the respect and appreciation of others, not for an instant or a while but for a lifetime. That I believe is the “true love”, with which we deepen our relationships with others.

I believe that this same principle applies to our Father in heaven because every one of us has so much more to gain, from having a deeper relationship with God and a lot to lose by just keeping it shallow.

1st Corinthians chapter 2:9
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.

For on the judgment day, the first will become the last and many who thought them self’s “born again” professing Jesus Christ day and night, will be termed workers of iniquity.

Matthew 7:21-24
21 ¶ Not every one that saith unto
me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that
doeth the will of my Father which is
in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied
in thy name? and in thy name have
cast out devils? and in thy name
done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto
them, I never knew you: depart from
me, ye that work iniquity.
24 ¶ Therefore whosoever heareth
these sayings of mine, and doeth
them, I will liken him unto a wise
man, which built his house upon a
rock:

Have a Blessed day
Nonso Bob-Anyeji.

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Reconciliation

Reconciliation

When one looks at the Ten Commandments in the Bible, what does one see? What do you see? Basically what I see are set of rules which help us differentiate right from wrong, justice and injustice. Taking a closer look however, I find that these rules aren’t just there to keep us in check and restrict or deprive us from the lust of the flesh, but are there to protect and guide us in the path of everlasting life and Joy. For the thoughts of Our Father in heaven aren’t those of evil but are those of good towards us.

Psalm 139:17-18

17 How precious also are thy

thoughts unto me, O God! how great

is the sum of them!

18 If I should count them, they are

more in number than the sand: when

I awake, I am still with thee.

Nonetheless, in my opinion we humans from the time of Adam and Eve haven’t really changed at all. That is our Father in heaven giving us an instruction and we being who we are, disobeying Gods instruction. What am trying to point out is that in my opinion the first man (Adam) choosing to eat the apple in the Garden of Eden and disobeying God’s instruction, was inevitable. I remember when I was first told the story of Adam and Eve in catechism, back then I thought to myself that if they had chosen not to eat it. I mean everything in human history would have turned out differently. ”so I thought”.

However now I realize that the situation basically hasn’t changed at all because even in this our 21st century every one of us still has his or her apples which God commands us not to eat. Yet just like Adam and Eve we keep eating them making the same mistakes over and over again. Thereby suffering the same consequences i.e. losing our comfort zones (Garden of Eden) and being banished into the wilderness (the reality of life). This brings about a reoccurring cycle of events which doesn’t have any end in sight for we are all sinners.

Fortunately it is for this reason that that our Father in heaven sent His only begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth (the second man) to die for the sake of our sins thereby reconciling us to God and allowing us reclaim that which Adam (the first man) lost in the past and is still being lost by us on a daily basis. Thus reclaiming our status in Christ Jesus to be able to stand in God’s presence not as outcasts or prodigal sons but as sons of God, as coheirs in Christ Jesus.

Revelation 5:9-10

9 And they sung a new song, saying,

Thou art worthy to take the

book, and to open the seals thereof:

for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed

us to God by thy blood out

of every kindred, and tongue, and

people, and nation;

10 And hast made us unto our God

kings and priests: and we shall reign

on the earth.

For we are no longer justified by the Law as it was in the Old Testament but are justified in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

Romans 5:8-10

8 But God commendeth his love

toward us, in that, while we were yet

sinners, Christ died for us.

9 Much more then, being now justified

by his blood, we shall be saved

from wrath through him.

10 For if, when we were enemies,

we were reconciled to God by the

death of his Son, much more, being

reconciled, we shall be saved by his

life.

Once again I just have to point out the fact, that Jesus is the only way, the truth and light and without our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, there is no salvation.

Have a blessed day

Nonso B-Anyeji.

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The Way

Hi everyone Once again I feel the need to air my thoughts… “Wait a minute that sounded too cocky”. Once again I have been able to drag myself back into the chair to continue what I started, “yep sounds better”. Because by starting this Blog I committed myself to sharing my thoughts on the word of God. Thereby getting the message of the kingdom out there. Because I believe that in one way or the other everyone should consistently strive to work for God. No matter how insignificant the action taken may be. Anyway that’s a topic for another day.
Moving on to chapter 5 in the book of Revelations.
1 And I saw in the right hand of
him that sat on the throne a book
written within and on the backside,
sealed with seven seals.
2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming
with a loud voice, Who is
worthy to open the book, and to
loose the seals thereof?
3 And no man in heaven, nor in
earth, neither under the earth, was
able to open the book, neither to
look thereon.
4 And I wept much, because no
man was found worthy to open and
to read the book, neither to look
thereon.
5 And one of the elders saith unto
me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of
the tribe of Juda, the Root of David,
hath prevailed to open the book, and
to loose the seven seals thereof.
6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the
midst of the throne and of the four
beasts, and in the midst of the elders,
stood a Lamb as it had been
slain, having seven horns and seven
eyes, which are the seven Spirits of
God sent forth into all the earth.
7 And he came and took the book
out of the right hand of him that sat
upon the throne.
8 And when he had taken the book,
the four beasts and four and twenty
elders fell down before the Lamb,
having every one of them harps, and
golden vials full of odours, which are
the prayers of saints.
9 And they sung a new song, saying,
Thou art worthy to take the
book, and to open the seals thereof:
for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed
us to God by thy blood out
of every kindred, and tongue, and
people, and nation;
10 And hast made us unto our God
kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

While reading and this chapter I was struck particularly by verses 5 and 10. Now there is talk of this book sealed with seven seals that needs to be opened and read. What the book signifies and entails? Frankly I don’t know but I’m guessing that as we go on reading, we are likely to find that out. However another interesting observation is where the book came from. Now from the verses above, it’s written that the book is seen in the right hand of Him who sits upon the throne, our Father in heaven. It then follows that the book belongs to God and to access the book, one will need, not only direct access to our Father in heaven but also be qualification to stand at his right hand side. Another interesting fact is that both in heaven and on earth there was no one except our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, found worthy to open the Book neither was there anyone to look thereon.

Through these observations, I came to understand, better a common fact which we all know i.e. our lord Jesus Christ is the light and only true way and without him you can’t get to God the father neither can one attain salvation. Just as stated in John chapter 14 verse 6:

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the
way, the truth, and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 14:19-21 also states

19 Yet a little while, and the world
seeth me no more; but ye see me: because
I live, ye shall live also.
20 At that day ye shall know that I
am in my Father, and ye in me, and I
in you.
21 He that hath my commandments,
and keepeth them, he it is
that loveth me: and he that loveth
me shall be loved of my Father, and I
will love him, and will manifest myself
to him.

And John 8:12 also states

12 Then spake Jesus again unto
them, saying, I am the light of the
world: he that followeth me shall not
walk in darkness, but shall have the
light of life.

The message I’m trying to convey out there is that we should not be deceived the End time is coming and there are going to be rumors of wars and a lot of false prophets claiming to offer salvation.

Matthew 24: 4-8

4 And Jesus answered and said unto
them, Take heed that no man deceive
you.
5 For many shall come in my name,
saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive
many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and
rumours of wars: see that ye be not
troubled: for all these things must
come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation,
and kingdom against kingdom:
and there shall be famines, and pestilences,
and earthquakes, in divers
places.
8 All these are the beginning of
sorrows.

Therefore do not fear or be shaken and always let your heart be filled with the joy of our Lord Jesus Christ, always be in right standing with God and let your faith always be strong. For we have all sinned and come short of glory, but by Faith in Christ are justified. For if we lack any of these; the fear of the world, the fear of wars, of hardship, of Ebola, the fear of tomorrow seeps in and settles in our hearts. Unfortunately it is not only the fear of the world that settles in one’s heart but it allows the lies of the devil to become reality in one’s life. For the devil will want you to believe that the third world war is upon us and that Ebola will soon kill off the whole of humanity, however faith in Christ Jesus will tell you that a thousand will fall by your left and ten thousand by your right and nothing will befall you.
Believing the lies of the devil causes unnecessary paranoia in ones life and makes one vulnerable and an easy target for any false prophet out there who can assure one a false sense of security.
Nonetheless as you have read above, only our Lord Jesus Christ can save from the great tribulation that is going to follow the End time and there is no other way to salvation outside Jesus. So sit tight, do not tire of doing good and with patient endurance “OVERCOME”

Matthew 24: 13

13 But he that shall endure unto
the end, the same shall be saved.

Stay blessed,
Nonso B-Anyeji

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Giving Thanks and Praise to the Lord

Hi everyone, hope you’ve all been having a lovely and productive time in what ever you have been up to, of course provided that what you’ve been up to is positive. “Giving thanks and praise to the Lord”, that’s the heading of this post. I guess its quiet self explanatory so I will be ending the post here and leaving the rest to you guys and your imagination, Just kidding though. Now seriously, giving thanks and praise to our Lord Jesus Christ or just taking ones time to sit back and reminisce on what we have been blessed with over the year, is something wonderful, joyous, astonishing. I don’t know about you but I always marvel when I think about all the stuff that I have been blessed with.

First of all lets get some facts right. I believe that blessings do not just include miracles and stuff which makes everyone go Wow!!!!!!. To really be able to appreciate Gods blessings and even see a reason to be giving thanks and praise to God every second of our lives, we’ll need to start small and take notice of, maybe the not so important stuff. Like the fact that you’ve got food on the table, you’re healthy, blessed with God fearing people around you to guide you, are joyful etc. In fact I could go on with this list forever and never stop writing because there are so many reasons for one to go down on ones knees and thank God, every second and minute of ones life even if nothing special seems to be happening around you.

I’m of the Opinion that thanking God and being appreciative of our Lord Jesus Christ shouldn’t be something that’s forced or seen as a task that has to be done. Its should come naturally, in fact being a Christian, accepting that Jesus Christ is our Lord and savior, the son of God who died for us, for the forgiveness of sin, on the Cross of Calvary, should come form the heart. It shouldn’t be seen as tedious, neither is it profitable to call oneself a christian, to keep appearances or because its the norm or because one wants to belong to the community.

My heavenly Father the King of Kings, the Alpha and Omega, the bright morning star, the lion of the tribes of Judea isn’t a man made illusion, in search for answers for that which can’t be comprehended and neither is the Bible a History Book as some would say. Isaiah chapter 43 verse 8-11:

8 ¶ Bring forth the blind people

that have eyes, and the deaf that

have ears.

9 Let all the nations be gathered

together, and let the people be assembled:

who among them can declare

this, and shew us former

things? let them bring forth their

witnesses, that they may be justified:

or let them hear, and say, It is

truth.

10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the

LORD, and my servant whom I have

chosen: that ye may know and believe

me, and understand that I am

he: before me there was no God

formed, neither shall there be after

me.

11 I, even I, am the LORD; and

beside me there i s no saviour.

Do not be deceived for the End time is at hand, Our Father in heaven is real and Jesus Christ is the son of God and is coming to Judge the earth in righteousness and in truth. We are not going to be Judged in Groups or communities neither is one going to be grouped into Catholics or Pentecostals and so on, but it’s going to be every man for himself. That’s why it’s said that Salvation is a personal thing. Our father in Heaven isn’t also a God that pays attention to our faces but a God that looks at the Heart. Samuel chapter 16 verse 7:

7 But the LORD said unto Samuel,

Look not on his countenance, or on

the height of his stature; because I

have refused him: for the LORD seeth

not as man seeth; for man looketh

on the outward appearance, but the

LORD looketh on the heart.

That’s why I believe that Givings Thanks and every other thing that comes with Christianity should come from the heart, because if it doesn’t, then it is not profitable in Christ. So how does one, then make sure that ones hearth is thoroughly inclined to our father in heaven? Well it’s simple just like every other thing in Our Lord Jesus Christ. First of all, one has to be able to humble ones self and admit that there is something wrong somewhere, then Genuinely seek, in truth and in spirit for renewal in Christ Jesus. For our heavenly father is the fountain of life which is open to all who are tasty. Here are some Bible verses which help me buttress my point. Jeremiah chapter 24 verse 7:

7 And I will give them an heart to

know me, that I am the LORD: and

they shall be my people, and I will

be their God: for they shall return

unto me with their whole heart.

Also Ezekiel chapter 36 verse 26:

26 A new heart also will I give you,

and a new spirit will I put within

you: and I will take away the stony

heart out of your flesh, and I will

give you an heart of flesh.

Now then, giving thanks to God in all situations is necessary, especially in difficult situations because then it acts as a seed of faith. Giving thanks and praising God is also one of the fastest ways with which one can key in to the the presence of God. For our God does not need money from us neither will the donation you gave to the church be spent in heaven but it is the hearth, while giving, that counts. Our God looks at the Hearth of man and not how grand the gesture is, That’s why in the book of Genesis chapter 4. When Cain and Abel the sons of Adam and Eve both made a offerings onto God. Abels offering although it was not grander than Cains was acceptable unto God but Cains offering wasn’t. Also in the Book of Mark chapter 12 verse 41-44:

41 And Jesus sat over against the

treasury, and beheld how the people

cast money into the treasury: and

many that were rich cast in much.

42 And there came a certain poor

widow, and she threw in two mites,

which make a farthing.

43 And he called unto him his disciples,

and saith unto them, Verily I

say unto you, That this poor widow

hath cast more in, than all they

which have cast into the treasury:

44 For all they did cast in of their

abundance; but she of her want did

cast in all that she had, even all her

living.

So what am I trying to say? It’s a good thing to give thanks and praise to our Lord Jesus Christ, especially when it comes from the hearth. For it is a faith based action which provokes the Miraculous for there is so much Joy, happiness, celebration, dexterity in heaven and giving thanks and praise is the easiest and best way to rid our selves of our sadness, frustration, disperse etc. For by giving thanks and praise we are keying into the Joy and dexterity in heaven which in turn strengthens us. For the Joy of the lord is our strength. Nehemiah chapter 8 verse 10:

10 Then he said unto them, Go

your way, eat the fat, and drink the

sweet, and send portions unto them

for whom nothing is prepared: for

this day is holy unto our Lord: neither

be ye sorry; for the joy of the

LORD is your strength.

Stay blessed and joyful

Nonso B-Anyeji