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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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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.

 

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

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To Overcome

 

Hi there, what’s going on. Well am back again with the the same old and new stuff about our lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

Depending on what type of music you listen to, movies you watch you may have noticed that individuals who love doing what they do, as a means of expressing their passion for what they do or showcasing how profitable it is to do what they do, often use phrases like “I’m going to keep doing what I do till I die”. This type of phrase is especially common in rap music. In my opinion almost every rapper at one point or the other, has in some way incorporated this into his or her song. In the song am listening to right now, the rapper just stated ”am ruthless, I plan to do this till am toothless and dying”. I don’t doubt his intentions.

Nonetheless I couldn’t help but notice a certain similarity between this phrase and a Bible verse I read the other day.

The book of Revelation chapter 2 verse 10-11 states:

10 Fear none of those things which

thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil

shall cast some of you into prison,

that ye may be tried; and ye shall

have tribulation ten days: be thou

faithful unto death, and I will give

thee a crown of life.

11 He that hath an ear, let him

hear what the Spirit saith unto the

churches; He that overcometh shall

not be hurt of the second death.

Don’t get scared now because of some of the strong words used in the verses above but the fact still remains that a lot of Gods children have been put into various spiritual prisons and are passing through a lot of tribulations. One just has to check out what’s going on in the world to see the truth of that.

However what caught my attention here was the sentence “ Be faithful until death and I will give thee a crown of life . Coming from a Bible scripture, of cause, it would seem like a strange and unattainable task, yet our society operates exactly in the same manner i.e. a task or goal is only accomplished if it’s seen through to the end. For instance a mortgage is only accounted for as paid when one finishes paying up. I only get to call myself a graduate when am through with the university. No half measures are accepted, its either one sees it through to the end or not at all.

That’s exactly how it works in the Kingdom of God. For in the massages to the angels of the seven churches in the book of Revelation. The massage always ends with “ To him that overcomethorHe that overcomeththen the reward of overcoming follows. Here are a list the rewards to them that overcome as stated in the book of of Revelation.

The book of Revelations chapter 2 verse 7:

7 He that hath an ear, let him hear

what the Spirit saith unto the

churches; To him that overcometh

will I give to eat of the tree of life,

which is in the midst of the paradise

of God.

The book of Revelations chapter 2 verse 11:

11 He that hath an ear, let him

hear what the Spirit saith unto the

churches; He that overcometh shall

not be hurt of the second death.

The book of Revelations chapter 2 verse 17:

17 He that hath an ear, let him

hear what the Spirit saith unto the

churches; To him that overcometh

will I give to eat of the hidden

manna, and will give him a white

stone, and in the stone a new name

written, which no man knoweth saving

he that receiveth it.

The book of Revelations chapter 2 verse 26-28:

26 And he that overcometh, and

keepeth my works unto the end, to

him will I give power over the nations:

27 And he shall rule them with a

rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter

shall they be broken to shivers: even

as I received of my Father.

28 And I will give him the morning

star.

The book of Revelations chapter 3 verse 5:

5 He that overcometh, the same

shall be clothed in white raiment;

and I will not blot out his name out

of the book of life, but I will confess

his name before my Father, and before

his angels.

The book of Revelations chapter 3 verse 12:

12 Him that overcometh will I

make a pillar in the temple of my

God, and he shall go no more out:

and I will write upon him the name

of my God, and the name of the city

of my God, which is new Jerusalem,

which cometh down out of heaven

from my God: and I will write upon

him my new name.

The book of Revelations chapter 3 verse 21:

21 To him that overcometh will I

grant to sit with me in my throne,

even as I also overcame, and am set

down with my Father in his throne.

Long story short, I believe that in Christianity, that is, in our search for salvation/ the crown of glory, half measures do not count, neither do three quarter measures count. That means that we have to stay steadfast and pull through to the end, in order to overcome.

Stay blessed,

Nonso Bob-Anyeji.

 

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The First Love

 

Hi there everyone, In this post I would like to share my thoughts with you on the word of God and why one should devote more time to it, especially on the End Time prophecies, Our first love and being prepared for the second coming at all times.

Now the first thing one should ask him or her self is, “do I believe in God?, do I believe that there is a higher power who created me and every other thing?, do I believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is the son of God who died on the Cross of Calvary for the forgiveness of sin to give us a new and better testament?”

After asking oneself these questions sincerely, thereafter finding out that any of your answers are on the negative, then unfortunately I would have to inform you that you will most likely have some difficulties, relating to this post and in general relating to anything that has to do with the word of God.

Lets get started. In the Book of Revelations I found another verse impressing on us, the need to read and study the Scriptures.

Revelations chapter 1 verse 3:

3 Blessed is he that readeth, and

they that hear the words of this

prophecy, and keep those things

which are written therein: for the

time is at hand.

This verse as you have seen does not simply implore us to read the scriptures, in this case the end time prophecy, but it also implores us to keep that which is written. That is we should not just be hearers/readers of word but we should also be doers of the word, for our Lord Jesus said that it is by their fruits that you shall know them.

Matthew chapter 7 verse 15-16:

15 ¶ Beware of false prophets,

which come to you in sheep’s clothing,

but inwardly they are ravening

wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their

fruits. Do men gather grapes of

thorns, or figs of thistles?

The above verse in the book of Revelations and Matthew also made me recall a parable which in my opinion explains the phrase “by their fruits you shall know them” more vividly.

Matthew chapter 13 verse 3-9:

3 And he spake many things unto

them in parables, saying, Behold, a

sower went forth to sow;

4 And when he sowed, some seeds

fell by the way side, and the fowls

came and devoured them up:

5 Some fell upon stony places,

where they had not much earth: and

forthwith they sprung up, because

they had no deepness of earth:

6 And when the sun was up, they

were scorched; and because they had

no root, they withered away.

7 And some fell among thorns; and

the thorns sprung up, and choked

them:

8 But other fell into good ground,

and brought forth fruit, some an

hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some

thirtyfold.

Now this Parable, basically is explaining how we Christians assimilate the word of God. It makes one understand that the word of God when we hear or read about it, is like a seed planted. It also makes us understand that, receiving the word of God into our lives i.e. planting the seed does not automatically equate to it germinating and bringing forth profits/fruits. It however depends on how the seed is cared for and in what type of environment it is planted in. Here is a much better explanation of the parable from our Lord Jesus Christ him self.

Matthew chapter 13 verse 18-23:

18 ¶ Hear ye therefore the parable

of the sower.

19 When any one heareth the word

of the kingdom, and understandeth

it not, then cometh the wicked one,

and catcheth away that which was

sown in his heart. This is he which

received seed by the way side.

20 But he that received the seed

into stony places, the same is he that

heareth the word, and anon with joy

receiveth it;

21 Yet hath he not root in himself,

but dureth for a while: for when

tribulation or persecution ariseth because

of the word, by and by he is

offended.

22 He also that received seed

among the thorns is he that heareth

the word; and the care of this world,

and the deceitfulness of riches,

choke the word, and he becometh

unfruitful.

23 But he that received seed into

the good ground is he that heareth

the word, and understandeth it;

which also beareth fruit, and

bringeth forth, some an hundredfold,

some sixty, some thirty.

While still on the Book of revelations I came upon another interesting verse which my mum had previously shown me in the past. It talks about ones first love. Yea am sure you just had the same reaction I had, when I first heard that, like “ okay what’s going on here and what did I miss out on” but after taking my time to read the verses, I finally stated getting the whole picture.

Revelations chapter 2 verse 4-5:

4 Nevertheless I have somewhat

against thee, because thou hast left

thy first love.

5 Remember therefore from whence

thou art fallen, and repent, and do

the first works; or else I will come

unto thee quickly, and will remove

thy candlestick out of his place, except

thou repent.

I thought this Important to share because, frankly, most people myself included tend to get too comfortable and we all know where that leads to. One starts slaking, taking things for granted, and just generally losses momentum. So basically what my father in heaven was saying through my mum was, don’t slack remember where you started from and how energetic you were and keep it up.

I believe that this massage “remember your first love, don’t slack” now more than ever is important for we Christians who profess Jesus as our Lord and saviour. For just like in the Parable of the Virgins. Jesus is going to come like a thief in the Night and it is only those who are at alert and ready that are going to the feast with him.

Matthew chapter 25 verse 5-6:

5 While the bridegroom tarried,

they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry

made, Behold, the bridegroom

cometh; go ye out to meet him.

1.Thessalonians chapter 5 verse 2:

2 For yourselves know perfectly

that the day of the Lord so cometh

as a thief in the night.

Have a lovely weekend and till the next post.

Nonso B-Anyeji

 

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Salvation

Hi readers, hope you all had a splendid year 2013. We are at the start of a fresh year full of expectations and challenges which brings about unknowns. Definitely, for some, the year 2014 will be wonderful and progressive while for others, well, it’s not going to be that progressive but just the same old, same old. However this year has something in common for everyone, that is:The going is going to get tougher and its only the tough that will overcome and have something positive to report afterwards.

Now, this Blog is all about salvation, why I think its necessary and how one can attain salvation in my opinion. I believe that there is a God, that our Lord Jesus Christ is the son of God, was sacrificed on the cross of Calvary for the forgiveness of sin, and is the only true part to salvation. The Bible explains this in the Book of st. John chapter 5 verse 19-29:

19.Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

20.For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.

21.For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.

22.For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

23.That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.

24.Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

25.Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

26.For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

27.And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

28.Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

29.And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Salvation for me is being able to overcome. Making it to heaven, gaining everlasting life, running the good race and then at the end of the day possessing ones crown of glory. Now there are loads of other words or phrases that can be used to describe salvation. So one can’t help but ask, how does one make it to heaven. A similar question was asked to our Lord Jesus in the book of st. Luke chapter 10 verse 25-28:

25.And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

26.He said unto him, “What is written in the law? How readest thou?”

27.And he answering said, “‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself.’”

28.And He said unto him, “Thou hast answered right; this do, and thou shalt live.”

From the Bible text above we can see that salvation and Gods love go hand in hand (To read more on Gods love please refer to the Blog titled “Gods love”). In the Bible Jesus also referred to the choice between heaven and hell as the choice between two parts. Matthew chapter 7 verse 13-14:

13.Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14.Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

In the Bible the part to salvation is described as a narrow way while the part to destruction is described as a broad way. When I think of the part to salvation I imagine a sort of steep, winding, mountainous part which one has to thread alone with fear and trembling of our lord Jesus in order not to fall of, while I imagine The part to destruction as a wide express road which one can thread on easily even in groups if one prefers, side by side with others. I believe also that salvation is a personal thing between ones self and our Lord Jesus Christ. This in my opinion translates into always choosing to do the right thing irrespective of what the consequences maybe or what others around you may be thinking or doing. This means choosing the harder and not the easy way out cause it’s never easy to do the right thing.

Well from what I have just stated about the part to salvation. It would seem that doing the right thing seems so very difficult with no fun to it, and for some it even seems to be humanly impossible. However being able to thread on this narrow part of salvation doesn’t require any super human abilities neither does it mean that one is going to live a miserable life with no fun to it. The Bible further explains this in the book of st. John chapter 15 verse 1-11:

 

1.I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

2.Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

3.Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

4.Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5.I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

6.If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

7.If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

8.Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

9.As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

10.If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

11.These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

 

In my opinion the Bible text above explains that to be able thread on the narrow part of salvation simply requires one to abide in Christ, with the fear of God, submitting ones self totally to the guidance and leading of the Holyspirit. This in turn brings about everlasting life and joy in Christ with the blessings of God that addeth no sorrow.

 

That’s why I would advice everyone to take salvation seriously and always choose to do the right thing being lead by the wisdom of God. It may seem difficult at first but just know that doing the right thing and taking the harder way out at the long run always brings about a far more greater reward than one could have ever received by doing the wrong thing and taking the easy way out.

 

 

May the blessings of God be with you and the Holyspirit abide with you in Jesus name, Amen.

 

Nonso B-Anyeji.

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Gods Love

What is love: Is it being sexually aroused?. Dose love only exist between a man and a woman, husband and wife, parent and child, within the Family, between friends? I don’t think so. I feel that the meaning of love, in my generation, has been so distorted that it has lost all resemblance to it’s true meaning. That’s if the true meaning of love was ever clear to begin with.

However, most people will claim to know the true meaning of love, which might actually be true. However, one only has to watch the TV for a while, listen to some of the latest love songs or Google love on the net to understand that 80-90%(conservatively estimated) of love related Topics, all have to do with sex, or being in a relationship. So, although most people would claim to know what true love is, one finds out that the reality of the situation, says something completely different. That is, we as a generation have absolutely no Idea what true love is.

When i say true love, I mean, “God kind of love”. The Love that our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth must have had for us when he was tortured and crucified so that we can be born again and called sons of God. Even after all that the only thing Jesus found fit to ask for us from God the father on the Cross of Calvary was mercy for those who crucified him. Am talking about the love a man like Nelson Mandela must have possessed to be able to endure 27 years of hard labor in prison for doing the right thing and yet after he was released from Prison and elevated to being the most powerful man in South-Africa and beyond, his most important goal was to destroy the evil of racism in South-Africa an beyond through creating peace between the liberated South-Africans and the people who had subdued them in the past.

Why am I even writing this”: I asked my self: well, yesterday I heard a preaching from Bishop David Oyedepo. Although by now, I must confess that I have already forgotten most of what was preached. I found that a particular sentence stuck with me, which was “One can not love God if one can’t love his Brother”. So I started pondering and it occurred to me that, there was so much more to this Phrase than one can actually imagine. To me, it meant, that if one can not love ones brother, sister, friend, neighbor or just the person out there that one can see, touch, chat with, argue with and even laugh with, how was one then meant to, from the bottom of ones heart, love an almighty Entity, that can’t be seen or touched. This is so Mysterious that it gets scary.

So how is this meant to work out? “ I thought to myself. Is one supposed to spend ones whole time praying, fasting, reading the Bible, or Confessing Gods love? Then I remembered that the Bishop also said that Loving God is not Theoretical but Practical. But praying and etc. have nothing to do with loving ones Brother, I thought to myself. It also occurred to me that the meaning of Gods love is clearly stated in 1 Corinthians chapter. 13 verse 4-6 which is :

Love is patient,love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.5.It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,it is not easily angered,it keeps no record of wrongs.6.Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.7.It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Also the Bible states in Matthew Chapter 25 verse 31-40:

31.When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:32.And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:33.And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.34.Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:35.For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:36.Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.37.Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?38.When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?39.Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?40.And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Now, all this Wisdom helped me come to the conclusion, that Loving God isn’t the ability to pray and fast for seven days straight, nor is It the ability to cram the whole Bible or to be Confessing Gods Love day in day out, 24/7. These all count, but at the end of the day they don’t equate to loving God. It’s only when we are able to love other Humans selflessly that we love God, because God himself appears to us through other fellow Human beings like ourselves.

May Jesus be with you and bless you for reading this,

Merry Christmas,

Nonso B-Anyeji