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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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Nichts tun heißt nichts bekommen

Heute: 2015.12.28

 

Die Formel um nichts zubekommen ist einfach und geradlinig: man muss einfach nichts tun.

Dies ist die Grenze zwischen Erfolg und Misserfolg.

Erfolgreiche Menschen sind immer dabei etwas zu tun, während Misserfolge beobachten, nichts zu tun, was auch immer.

Wenn man nichts macht, dann sollte man nichts erwarten.

Nichts zu tun, disqualifiziert Sie davon, etwas zu erhalten.

Diejenigen, die nichts tun, sollten nicht erwarten, etwas zu haben.

Kein Mensch erntet, von wo er nicht gesät hat!

Was Sie tun, bestimmt, was Sie erhalten.

 

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DAS RISIKO EINGEHEN

Heute: 2015.12.04

Der Preis für die Anerkennung als König ist ein Risiko einzugehen.

Geh das Risiko ein, um den König zu werden! Das ist, was David tat.

Kronen werden immer an den Risikoträger übertragen.

Die Krone verlagerte sich von der Kopf des indolenten, Feigling, König Saul, zu den Kopf des Risikobereiten jüngeren Burschen David. Königtum sucht nach denjenigen der bereit ist, das Risiko einzugehen.

Werden Sie Ihr Leben in die Hand nehmen? Das Risiko, verurteilen sich zu dem Todes Weg(den Harten Weg). Fördern Sie die Opposition heraus um die Opposition zu verdammen.

Seien Sie bereit zu sterben, wenn du dein Leben bewahren willst.

Das Leben kann man nicht bewahren, indem Sie versuchen es, zu schonen, zu verstecken oder zu erhalten. Seien Sie bereit, ihren Leben zu verlieren, um es bewahren zu können. Werden Sie das tun?

Riskieren Ihr Leben für den Thron! Es gibt keinem Risiko freie Zone im Leben.

Jeder Pfad hat seiner eigene Herausforderungen.

Nehmen Sie dieses Risiko jetzt ein und Sie werden sicherlich der nächste König werden!

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GROWING THROUGH ADVERSITIES

Today: 2015-09-29

 

The challenges we face prepares us for different phases of life.

You never enter into next phase of life without facing the next challenge.

Faith on fire is what perfects the faith.

You must know how to turn adversity into advancement.

Adversity is not meant to destroy us but to serve as catalyst for our advancement.

Adversity will never leave you the way it met you.

Therefore take advantage of adversity for advancement.

 

Source:http://www.davidabioye.org.ng/read_devotionals.281

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Views of Justice amongst the winners and the losers.

What is true Justice?
Sometime ago I stumbled upon a quote which intrigued and stuck to me. It referred to justice, it referred to a common phrase which we all know “justice shall prevail”.
Here’s the quote: “Kids who have never known war have different values from kids who have never known peace” Those who stand at the top get to define evil in this world. Justice will triumph you say? Of cause it will, because the strongest will become justice!”
Now In this context they are two warring factions, I mean two armies literally at war, with each army pushing at the other. Although one side is clearly fighting for a morally just cause while the other side is doing the opposite, fighting for a morally unjust and inhumane cause. Yet both sides keep going on and on, about justice.
However what intrigues me is the analogy of the situation: both factions keep stating that justice will prevail while claiming to be champions of justice. Believing each that they are fighting a righteous battle. Yet ironically, irrespective of which faction wins “worldly justice” will surly prevail because Justice gets to be defined by the winner i.e. the party or individual with greater power.
That’s totally not true, I thought. I mean, in life, I believe that there is a clear demarcation between what’s right and wrong, unjust and just because true justice comes from our Father in heaven Jehovah Nissi.
Nonetheless I couldn’t help but see reason in the first part of the quote which implies that depending ones background, country etc. people seem to have different views of justice. If not, how can one rationalize this perverted sense of Justice behind the inhuman and despicable actions of terrorist groups like IS, Boko Haram and co. How can one rationalize genocide, slavery, racism, tribalism, holocaust etc.? Ironically the perpetuators of such inhumane crimes often, truly believe that their causes are just.
Even so, the sad truth of the matter is that, often individuals or Groups with such perverted sense of justice often rise to power, institutionalizing their perverted sense of justice and enforcing it on a greater population. Just like the Nazis did and the terrorist group IS are trying to do right now, selling evil for good, painting black white.
This brings us back to main question, what is justice, what is true justice. With so many versions of justice, it can be hard to keep the oversight. Assuming we believe/adhere to the quote I mentioned earlier. The definition of justice, is as a result of power and authority i.e. (Power and Authority = justice). It then follows; to find the meaning of true justice we should look for that entity which holds true power and authority. I don’t know about you but finding the one who holds true power and authority was as easy as counting my fingers because it’s clearly written in the Bible.
First the book of Isaiah chapter 43 verse 8 to 13 states:
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.
12 I have declared, and have saved,
and I have shewed, when there was
no strange god among you: therefore
ye are my witnesses, saith the
LORD, that I am God.
13 Yea, before the day was I am he;
and there is none that can deliver
out of my hand: I will work, and
who shall let it?
The book of Psalms chapter 66 verse 7:
7 He ruleth by his power for ever;
his eyes behold the nations: let not
the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

Yep, you guessed right our Father in heaven Jehovah Jireh is the One who gets to define Justice, thereby defining the meaning of evil, because He is the creator of heaven and earth, the Creator of all creations, because He rules by His power forever and there is no one greater or above Him.

I’m sure some of you will then ask;

1. So how does our Father in heaven then define justice?
2. What about all the perverted views of justice we find in the world today and why do they sometimes seem to overshadow Gods true justice?

1. For the first point. That’s a topic for another post. Cause one can end up writing a book for this question alone. However it is important to note that God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit are one and the same i.e. The justice of God the Father is the same as that of God the son because our Lord Jesus Christ did not come to do away with the law of the Prophets, but came to fulfill them. To understand this, I implore you to read the book John chapter 17.
The justice of our lord Jesus Christ is that of tolerance, non-violence, love and patience to our fellow human beings, which may appear to those who are ignorant as weakness. For our Lord Jesus Christ says in Luke chapter 6 verse 29:

29 And unto him that smiteth thee
on the one cheek offer also the other;
and him that taketh away thy cloke
forbid not to take thy coat also.

For our Lord and savior Jesus Christ teaches us that we war not against flesh and Blood. We war not against the young ignorant men and women who have been brainwashed by the devil through groups like IS, boko haram and so on. However we war against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world and against spiritual wickedness in high places and our weapons of warfare are not carnal but mighty in pulling down strongholds. Just as stated in Ephesians chapter 6 verses 10-18:

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong
in the Lord, and in the power of his
might.
11 Put on the whole armour of
God, that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.
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;

2. As for the second point. Which asks why the world’s perverted sense of justices sometimes seems to have the upper hand against Gods true justice? To answer this I would implore you to read the book of Psalms chapter 37. Here’s a small except from verses 34-36 of the chapter, to give you an idea.

34 Wait on the LORD, and keep
his way, and he shall exalt thee to
inherit the land: when the wicked
are cut off, thou shalt see it.
35 I have seen the wicked in great
power, and spreading himself like a
green bay tree.
36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he
was not: yea, I sought him, but he
could not be found.

Well I believe that the above verses and Psalm 37 are quiet self-explanatory. Ironically Psalms 37 also confirms the famous phrase that “Justice shall prevail”. However we now know that true justice will surely prevail not because of anything but because the will of our father in heaven will surely come to pass.

Have a blessed day,

Nonso B-Anyeji.

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The Price

 

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the newest edition of what you have been missing. Yep, it is another wonderful day to talk about our lord Jesus Christ. Wait a minute, that sounded a bit too simple for my liking, let me rephrase the sentence.

Yep it ‘s another wonderful day to talk about, to give praises and thanksgiving, to honor and acknowledge; He that holdeth the seven stars in His right hand, Who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks. The first and the last, which was dead, and is alive. He which hath the sharp sword with two edges. The Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and His feet are like fine brass. He that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars. He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth. The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God. He which searcheth the reins and hearts. Our lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth is His name.

Well just as stated in the book of Palms chapter 92 verse 1. I myself can testify to the fact that, It is truly a marvelous thing to give thanks and praises unto the most High. Lets discuss about a common adage; “All that glitters is not gold”. This saying is quite popular and has been further popularized by famous authors like William Shakespeare in the Merchant of Venice, JRR Tolkien in the lord of the rings and so on. The phrase in my opinion means that appearances can be deceptive and that things often are not what they seem to be.

That appearances can be deceptive is no new news however most people only use this adage in reference to other people, products, deals, contracts and so on but never in reference to oneself, spirit or soul.

Nonetheless Upon reading the book of Revelation chapter 3 verse 17-18,

17 Because thou sayest, I am rich,

and increased with goods, and have

need of nothing; and knowest not

that thou art wretched, and miserable,

and poor, and blind, and naked:

18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold

tried in the fire, that thou mayest be

rich; and white raiment, that thou

mayest be clothed, and that the

shame of thy nakedness do not appear;

and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve,

that thou mayest see.

I couldn’t help but notice that, in my own view, the message in verse 17 is exactly the same as that of the adage. However in this case it’s referring to us i.e. our spirit, our soul. Verse 17 of this chapter is telling us that we should not be deceived by our outward appearance. That one may be outwardly wealthy, handsome or beautiful, lacking for nothing, not knowing that ones soul, in reality is wretched and starving, having no true treasures staked up for oneself in heaven, only striving for the vanities of life. Forgetting that it is written in Matthew chapter 4 verse 4 that; Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God“.

Furthermore in Verse 18 our Father in heaven counsels us to purchase true gold from him, refined in the fire i.e. the true gold which does not only glitter, which comes with out sorrows and which is valid both here on earth and in heaven. Our father in heaven further counsels us to purchase from him white raiment that we may not be naked and eyesalve that we my see. Mind you, in this verse the word “buy” is used. This is to make us understand that there is a price to be paid. Yes! you read correctly, even our Father in heaven does “trade by barter”. The price may be ones pride, ones money, ones time or that thing which one loves so much that it’s taken up the place of God in ones life. Yes our Fathers price, for those who cling to vanities, is not easily paid just like the young man learned, who asked Jesus Christ what he has to do to inherit eternal life.

In Matthew chapter 19 verse 16-22:

16 ¶ And, behold, one came and

said unto him, Good Master, what

good thing shall I do, that I may

have eternal life?

17 And he said unto him, Why

callest thou me good? there is none

good but one, that is, God: but if

thou wilt enter into life, keep the

commandments.

18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus

said, Thou shalt do no murder,

Thou shalt not commit adultery,

Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not

bear false witness,

19 Honour thy father and thy

mother: and, Thou shalt love thy

neighbour as thyself.

20 The young man saith unto him,

All these things have I kept from my

youth up: what lack I yet?

21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt

be perfect, go and sell that thou

hast, and give to the poor, and thou

shalt have treasure in heaven: and

come and follow me.

22 But when the young man heard

that saying, he went away sorrowful:

for he had great possessions.

Finally, in conclusion, I would counsel everyone who happens to stumble on this post, myself included, to brace up, suck up what ever pride that withholds us from believing in our Lord Jesus Christ, the son of God by whom we are all justified, and pay the price for Gods true wealth in heaven. For the coming of the lord is at hand.

Stay blessed,

Nonso B-Anyeji.

 

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End time

 

Hi readers, once again I hope to bring you nearer to the awesomeness of Our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, relating my own understanding of the word of God to you by the power of the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ. In my last post on creation and end time, I wrote on the creation of the world according to the Bible. Also writing about scientific theories like the big bang theory and the evolution of life on earth. Finding similarities between the end of time according to the Bible, particularly the book of Genesis which is ancient, and the present day views of general scientific theories of the worlds origin, thereafter buttressing my believe that the word of God is the surest truth out there no matter how not logical it may seem.

So in this post I will be taking the bull by the horn or at list making an attempt to. Although my intent was to write about the end time, in my last post. I ended up focusing mainly on the creation of the world. However I did this in an attempt to get a better understanding of the end time, cause in my opinion, one has to remember where one started from in order not to lose sight of ones destination.

It’s common knowledge that everyone seems to think that this earth which we live on wont last forever. One just has to click on the net or watch a few doomsday movies to realize this. I mean, out there, there are loads of apocalyptic hypotheses, each one scarier than the other. From theories involving, our solar systems star, the sun going berserk and swallowing up everything, to meteoroids the size of a city slamming down on the earth, black holes erupting out of nowhere and lets not forget the theories which involve us humans killing off ourselves through some sickening means like nuclear war, chemical weapons etc, even before the earth get a chance to go down.

As scary and fantastic these apocalyptic hypotheses may sound, the truth Is even more scarier. I would employ you to do your own research and read the word of God for yourself because I plan to treat this Topic quite methodically. Before I plunge into the book of revelations, the other day I stumbled unto the the parable of the tares. This word of God amazed me so much, as it was able to, in its simplicity and clarity explain that which I have been tiring to understand. I just had to share it with you.

Matthew chapter 13 verse 24;

24 ¶ Another parable put he forth

unto them, saying, The kingdom of

heaven is likened unto a man which

sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, his enemy

came and sowed tares among the

wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung

up, and brought forth fruit, then

appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder

came and said unto him, Sir,

didst not thou sow good seed in thy

field? from whence then hath it

tares?

28 He said unto them, An enemy

hath done this. The servants said

unto him, Wilt thou then that we go

and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye

gather up the tares, ye root up also

the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the

harvest: and in the time of harvest I

will say to the reapers, Gather ye together

first the tares, and bind them

in bundles to burn them: but gather

the wheat into my barn.

Jesus Christ our lord and savior went further to explain the Parable to his disciples, pointing out the significance of the parable.

Matthew chapter 13 verse 37-42:

37 He answered and said unto

them, He that soweth the good seed

is the Son of man;

38 The field is the world; the good

seed are the children of the kingdom;

but the tares are the children

of the wicked one;

39 The enemy that sowed them is

the devil; the harvest is the end of

the world; and the reapers are the

angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered

and burned in the fire; so shall

it be in the end of this world.

41 The Son of man shall send forth

his angels, and they shall gather out

of his kingdom all things that offend,

and them which do iniquity;

42 And shall cast them into a furnace

of fire: there shall be wailing

and gnashing of teeth.

In my own understanding the harvest is the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, the end of the world in which the sheep are going to be separated from the goats. The reapers are the seven angels of God who will sound their trumpet and bring about great calamity according to the book of revelations. lastly the barn represents in the the kingdom of God.

Revelations chapter 8 verse 6-7 states:

6 And the seven angels which had

the seven trumpets prepared themselves

to sound.

7 The first angel sounded, and

there followed hail and fire mingled

with blood, and they were cast upon

the earth: and the third part of trees

was burnt up, and all green grass was

burnt up.

I brought out this Bible scripture cause in my opinion it explain that which is yet to come at the harvest the end of the world simply, in a way that everyone can understand. Highlighting the fact there was a beginning and there will be an ending and that those who fail to overcome the great tribulation, those wheat who are corrupted by the tares shall be cast into the fire.

Nonso B-Anyeji

 

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Creation and Endtime

 

Hi everyone, once again am here seated in front of the PC writing about our lord Jesus Christ, The kingdom of God and Christianity in General, trying my best to express my own understanding of the word of God with all it greatness, mysteries, wisdom and so much more. However since there is so much to write about and so much I don’t yet know, starting up is always a challenge but, “not to worry or fear ye not” as one usually says cause challenges are there to be surmounted. So now, to the main essence of this post.

I have always intended to write about the end of days according to the Bible. However I have been a bit hesitant because I find that the End time prophecies according to the Bible is a very delicate topic which needs to be handled with care. It’s the sort of topic that takes courage to write about or even discuss among ourselves. For, in my opinion, when one starts talking about stuff like; the end of the world, rapture, The seven spirits of God, dragons, many headed beasts, the wrath of God, the bottomless pits with all the creatures inside and etc, I feel that people tend to start looking at one like “okay, I think this dude has totally lost it !!”. Cause frankly, the book of Revelations and all the other Bible scriptures related to the end time are mysteries one can’t hope to understand if it’s read logically.

I also find that the end time according to the word of God, just like all the Books In the Bible, is a very vast topic with so much to write about and a whole lot of different views. However the core message is very simple which is that our Lord Jesus Christ is coming to Judge the world in truth and righteousness in other words to separate the sheep from the goats which in my opinion will happen in not a very distant future.

In this post I want to check if there is any relationship between man’s scientific knowledge of the universe and the creation and end time scriptures, according to the Bible. So what do you guys think about existence life beyond the earth (aliens),That’s if there is life beyond the earth. I know this question is coming out of the blues but some people like myself, tend to ask how space, other planets, solar systems, galaxies, milky ways and etc. fit into the word of God and particularly in relation with the end time.

Let us start from the beginning, that is, the creation of the world. To state it clearly, I am one who believes in the Bible and in our Lord and savior Jesus Christ totally. That means that I am not here to verify the word of God based on scientific facts instead I am trying to find out if there is any credibility to what we call scientific facts, based on the word of God.

In summary; According to the standard theory, our universe sprang into existence as “singularity” around 13.7 billion years ago. Our universe is thought to have begun as an infinitesimally small, infinitely hot, infinitely dense, something – a singularity. Where did it come from? We don’t know. Why did it appear? We don’t know.

After its initial appearance, it apparently inflated (the “Big Bang”), expanded and cooled, going from very, very small and very, very hot, to the size and temperature of our current universe. It continues to expand and cool to this day and we are inside of it: incredible creatures living on a unique planet, circling a beautiful star clustered together with several hundred billion other stars in a galaxy soaring through the cosmos, all of which is inside of an expanding universe that began as an infinitesimal singularity which appeared out of nowhere for reasons unknown. This is the Big Bang theory.“ (an except from; http://www.big-bang-theory.com/).

However according to the Bible God created the World in six days and rested on the seventh day. From the above except, it’s clear that, a lot is still unclear with regards to the scientific explanation of the universe. I do not claim to be an expert on evolution and co, but in my own opinion, that is, the layman’s point of view. The theory while providing a logical explanation to the origin of the universe stills remains inadequate due to it’s lack of tangibility, creating more questions than answers. However, if we are to analyse these theories “Logically”, one can’t deny that the world being created over a period of billions of years sounds more “plausible” as to seven days.

In my opinion this difference in time rang between the scientific evolution theory and the creation of the world according to the Bible is the foremost reason why the Bible version is often discredited by people, who tend to lean more to the “scientific”. Nonetheless the Bible isn’t a normal book like every other, I describe it as a book of mysteries where one plus one doesn’t add up to two. Where one can read a particular verse or chapter for a thousand times and yet get a thousand different revelations from each read. What am I trying to point out? For instance, In the Book of Genesis, it is written that God created the world in six days and then rested on the seventh. Yet it is also explained to us in the Bible that the way we perceive time is totally different form the way our father in heaven perceives time. So In my opinion seven days to Our father in heaven can mean anything to us it could also mean billions of years or a few seconds because Gods thoughts and actions are just far too high for us to understand.

2nd Peter chapter 3 verse 8 states:

8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of

this one thing, that one day is with

the Lord as a thousand years, and a

thousand years as one day.

 

The book of Psalms chapter 90 verse 4 also states:

4 For a thousand years in thy sight

are but as yesterday when it is past,

and as a watch in the night.

Narrowing our scope down to the earth. According to the Bible God first created plant life on dry land then life in the seas and sky then animal life on the dry land and then lastly came man.

Genesis chapter 1 verse 19-26:

19 And the evening and the morning

were the fourth day.

20 And God said, Let the waters

bring forth abundantly the moving

creature that hath life, and fowl that

may fly above the earth in the open

firmament of heaven.

21 And God created great whales,

and every living creature that

moveth, which the waters brought

forth abundantly, after their kind,

and every winged fowl after his kind:

and God saw that it was good.

22 And God blessed them, saying,

Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the

waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply

in the earth.

23 And the evening and the morn

ing were the fifth day.

24 ¶ And God said, Let the earth

bring forth the living creature after

his kind, cattle, and creeping thing,

and beast of the earth after his kind:

and it was so.

25 And God made the beast of the

earth after his kind, and cattle after

their kind, and every thing that

creepeth upon the earth after his

kind: and God saw that it was good.

26 ¶ And God said, Let us make

man in our image, after our likeness:

and let them have dominion over the

fish of the sea, and over the fowl of

the air, and over the cattle, and over

all the earth, and over every creeping

thing that creepeth upon the earth.

In summary the general acknowledged evolution theory, states that life on earth started primitively in the seas through single-cellular organisms evolving into more complex multi-cellular organisms. Thereafter migration came about from the sea onto the dry land due to the abundance of food and nutrients that could be found on land at that point. After a long period of time within which the rise and fall of the Dinosaurs occurred and lots more evolution continued and the primitive man known as homo habilis came to be, further evolving into the homo sapiens which science refers to as present man.

In my opinion I find that the word of God which is ye and amen and the evolution theory both have some certain similarities. Like the creation of the first moving creatures in the seas and sky’s according to the Bible and the beginning of life on earth in the seas according to the evolution theory. Also in the Bible man was created last while the evolution theory that man evolved much much later ie, most of species we know today were already present or yet to evolve.

We also know that according to the Bible God created man out of the dust of the earth in His own image and likeness and saw that it was good.

Genesis chapter 2 verse 7:

7 And the LORD God formed man

of the dust of the ground, and

breathed into his nostrils the breath

of life; and man became a living

soul.

Our father in heaven also placed the first man and woman Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden where everything they needed was provided, not lacking anything, with the only condition being that they do not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. They however ended up eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thereby bringing Gods wrath upon them and being expelled from the garden of Eden with all it’s benefits.

Genesis chapter 3 verse 7:

7 And the eyes of them both were

opened, and they knew that they

were naked; and they sewed fig leaves

together, and made themselves

aprons.

What am trying to point out is, the worldly wisdom which we see today ,that is, the man (homo sapien) who became aware of his nakedness and had to learn how to survive off his surrounding came to be after the first man Adam and Eve ate from the tree of good and evil and were expelled from the garden of Eden.

Genesis chapter 3 verse 17-19 states:

17 And unto Adam he said, Because

thou hast hearkened unto the voice

of thy wife, and hast eaten of the

tree, of which I commanded thee,

saying, Thou shalt not eat of it:

cursed is the ground for thy sake; in

sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the

days of thy life;

18 Thorns also and thistles shall it

bring forth to thee; and thou shalt

eat the herb of the field;

19 In the sweat of thy face shalt

thou eat bread, till thou return unto

the ground; for out of it wast thou

taken: for dust thou art, and unto

dust shalt thou return.

Well I hope that so far I have been able to make some sense, but I believe that at the end of the day no matter how complicated or different, theories of our existence or origin maybe from the word of God, they all still have their roots from the Bible which is ye and amen.

Have a blessed Easter,

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

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Patience

 Hi everyone well, I have been cracking my head on what my next post should be about and trying as much as possible to just start writing something. Frankly I could sit here in front of the PC for the next hour and still be trying to figure out what to write, since there are always more “interesting” stuff to do on the net or on the PC than staring at an empty word doc. Most times I end up stealing one or two peeks into youtube and co “and guess what!” there are always one or two “anime vids” that I just have to watch, along the line one or two turn into three or four and before I say jack the day is gone and I still have an empty word doc in front of me.

So as a precaution to my blankpage/youtube syndrome, I say a short prayer ,reminding our Lord Jesus Christ that its not by might nor power but solely by the gift of Holyspirit. Then I start writing something, anything no matter how silly or incoherent it is and before I know it, it’s like out of the blues a clear view of what am going to write, how am going to write and why I want to write about the issue appears, like it’s been there all along. This alone is further prove for me beyond all doubt that the Holyspirit is there guiding, protecting, inspiring etc. This is going to be my sixth post on the slicingsword, when I review the posts, I can’t help but feel that I must have been on some kind of drugs while writing. I have heard my mum say that being lead by the Holyspirit is also a from of being high, well am yet to find out how that works, but one thing I know for sure is that I did not and could not have written these posts by my own wisdom, power or knowledge but only by the Spirit of God.

Initially I intended to continue with the last topic on faith and fasting. However in this post I would be sharing my thoughts on Patience in our Lord Jesus Christ. So whats patience in our Lord Jesus Christ to me. And why do I feel that it’s important. To me patience has a lot to do with having faith. I think that patience, is also an applied form of wisdom. Although one needs to be aggressive in life to make 100% use of the opportunities one gets, one however also needs to be able to identify when caution and prudence are necessary. One needs to be able to identify when its necessary to be still and when its necessary to act, which is only possible through Gods wisdom.

Nevertheless having patience is not as easy as it sounds, even if one has the wisdom to be able to identify when patience is needed, it still isn’t a piece of cake. Fact is, in some situations its easier to try out every other option than to just calm down, have patience and put everything in Gods hands. This topic (patience) may sound trivial compared to others but in my opinion it isn’t. I feel that the inability to have patience in our Lord Jesus Christ is one of the main reasons why we Christians don’t get to see the promises of God fulfilled in our lives.

To further explain the importance of having patience in Christ Jesus. For instance when one finds him or herself in a tough situation or at a crossroad, its natural to tend to look for an easy way out, unfortunately the blessings of God don’t come on a platter of gold but have to be earned. Earning the fulfillment of Gods Promises often come with a test or challenge. For God has blessed us all but it is only those who overcome that will see the materialization of Gods promises, but to them who can’t overcome, even little which they have will be taken away from them just as written in the parable of the talents, in the book of Matthew chapter 25 verse 29:

29 For unto every one that hath

shall be given, and he shall have

abundance: but from him that hath

not shall be taken away even that

which he hath.

Furthermore taking the easy way out is synonymous to taking the fast way out of an issue which involves given into fear and anxiety, compromising in one way or the other, making huge mistakes and thereby missing out on Gods Promises. However having patience in Christ is synonymous to choosing to take the right part, choosing to stick to ones guns, thereby having faith in Christ Jesus and enduring till the end just like Abraham the father of all Nations did. For God promised Abraham so much but Abraham didn’t sit back and expect the promises of God to fall into his laps, just like that but instead, as written in the Bible in the book of Hebrews chapter 6 verse 11-15 Abraham saw the promises of God in his life fulfilled through faith, patient and endurance.

11 And we desire that every one of

you do shew the same diligence to

the full assurance of hope unto the

end:

12 That ye be not slothful, but followers

of them who through faith

and patience inherit the promises.

13 For when God made promise to

Abraham, because he could swear by

no greater, he sware by himself,

14 Saying, Surely blessing I will

bless thee, and multiplying I will

multiply thee.

15 And so, after he had patiently

endured, he obtained the promise.

Therefor I would encourage us as Christians not to let fear and anxiety take over, when we find ourselves in a pinch. By doing that, we would be susceptible to making mistakes and also be showing our Father in heaven that we don’t have any faith that He is capable of seeing us through that issue. However by having faith and patiently enduring in Christ Jesus, we would be showing our Father in heaven that even though the situation may look bad, we still have faith that at the end His vision will speak in our lives, thereby provoking God to do the Miraculous in our lives.

Remain blessed in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Nonso B-Anyeji