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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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The Spirit

Hi there everyone, welcome to another edition of who’s going to be a millionaire, Just kidding. Once again it’s about our Lord and savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth, it’s all about sharing the Good News. So basically, welcome to another edition of my Blog “theslicingsword” where I share my thoughts, views, opinions on the word of God, trying to        convey a massage which most times only gets clear to me after I finish writing. However we all know that it’s not by power nor by might, but solely through the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

I must confess that the coming chapter was a tough bone to crack, I find that the revelations, messages of the Bible are there in plain sight to see but yet so well hidden and locked away that they can be easily overlooked, not understood or rather misunderstood. At least that’s how I felt while reading this chapter, trying to understand it and catch the revelations behind it. Sometimes when one studies a normal book the knowledge just flows in, and is all sucked up. However, sometimes one just stares at the book after reading a few lines and is like “huhhhh!” Well, for me that’s how it sometimes is. One knows that there’s something there to grasp, it seems to be so clear and reachable but yet still so far away, it’s like trying to get something out of a locked box without the correct keys, like trying to grasp a sufficient amount of water with one’s bare hands while it keeps on dripping away. The logical thing to do, in such a situation would be to get the explanation from someone else who is knowledgeable in that area, read up on other books, which have better explanations, goggling it, you-tubing it and so on. However the secret to understanding the Bible, hence the mysteries of the kingdom is quite different.

 

Revelations Chapter 4 verse 1-2:

1 After this I looked, and, behold,

a door was opened in heaven: and

the first voice which I heard was as

it were of a trumpet talking with me;

which said, Come up hither, and I

will shew thee things which must be

2 And immediately I was in the

spirit: and, behold, a throne was set

in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

 

Note that in chapter one our father in heaven instructed St. John to come, in order to show him what will be and immediately after that he was in the spirit. To me this means that when one is in God’s presence, when one opens the Bible in search of God’s Voice. One has to be in the Spirit just as written above to be able to hear Gods voice and catch the revelation. For the Spirit of God is constantly taking to us sending out massages constantly but unfortunately even the best of us are too dense to catch the revelations.

 

Proverbs Chapter 8 verse 1-4:

1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding

put forth her voice?

2 She standeth in the top of high

places, by the way in the places of

the paths.

3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry

of the city, at the coming in at

the doors.

4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my

voice is to the sons of man.

 

Nevertheless I now ask myself such questions like: what does the spirit of God entail and how does it work. To be honest, I can’t say, neither can I claim to know the workings of the Holy Spirit. However the one thing I am 100% sure of, is that the spirit of God, in this Endtime has been poured upon mankind in abundance. It has been given freely to us, it’s just left for us to separate ourselves and seek out the Holy Spirit earnestly in faith, meekness of heart, Joy and also with wisdom and one may just find him or herself being on cloud nine, getting Goosebumps and having the urge to just start saying something, anything even if it sounds like gibberish and isn’t in anyway coherent. Just like what happened to the Disciples of our lord Jesus Christ on the day of Pentecost.

 

Acts of Apostils chapter 2: vers 1-4

1 And when the day of Pentecost

was fully come, they were all with

one accord in one place.

2 And suddenly there came a sound

from heaven as of a rushing mighty

wind, and it filled all the house

where they were sitting.

3 And there appeared unto them

cloven tongues like as of fire, and it

sat upon each of them.

4 And they were all filled with the

Holy Ghost, and began to speak with

other tongues, as the Spirit gave

them utterance.

 

The chapter also goes ahead to once again confirm the importance of the Holy Spirit in relation to the Endtime.

 

Acts chapter 2: verse 16-20

16 But this is that which was spoken

by the prophet Joel;

17 And it shall come to pass in the

last days, saith God, I will pour out

of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your

sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

and your young men shall see

visions, and your old men shall

dream dreams:

18 And on my servants and on my

handmaidens I will pour out in those

days of my Spirit; and they shall

prophesy:

19 And I will shew wonders in

heaven above, and signs in the earth

beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour

of smoke:

20 The sun shall be turned into

darkness, and the moon into blood,

before that great and notable day of

the Lord come:

 

As I said earlier I myself can’t claim to understand the workings of the Holy Spirit but in my opinion the fastest way to get the presence of God or to the Holy Spirit is through praise and worship with joy in our hearts. For if you go on further to read chapter 4 of the book of revelations to the end you will see praises and Worship is one thing our father in heaven loves and which can connect us directly to the throne of grace. Have a blessed day.

 

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