No Matter How Bad It Gets, Meditate


Christ–the Anointed One and His Anointing–is not constrained by how bad a situation gets. 

Look at Jesus. Four days Lazarus was dead but yet He asked that the lid of the grave where Lazarus laid be rolled away.  You know the story. Lazarus lived again.

If Jesus is God’s Word manifested, imagine the possibilities you can experience just interacting with the Word of God. And that’s exactly what meditating on the Word is. 

If you can meditate on God’s Word about the solution to whatever challenge you are faced with long enough, and let it impregnate your heart with a ‘knowing’ that you are healed of that cancer, or free of that debt, you can bring that unseen into the seen; the divine into the earthy. 
It doesn’t get bad enough for the Word of God not to work. Even a dead marriage, dead ministry, dead nation can be raised if you can meditate long enough. 

Just put the relevant scriptures together and meditate!

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How To Get Anything You Want


In Christ, you can have everything you have ever imagined; a beautiful family, happiness, health and wealth; and here is how:

By meditating on God’s Word about whatever it is that you want.

Trust me, the Word of God contains the anointing. And a quick definition of what the anointing is; is that it is a substance of God that destroys burdens and removes yokes (according to Isaiah 10:27) capable of delivering to you God’s intent in any situation, location or context. 

Sickness is a yoke, and so is debt, the inability to find a spouse or pay bills when they fall due. It is a burden to have to endure depression, business failure or failure in your marriage. Everyone knows this because of the pain that comes with such circumstances.

Now, the Lord Jesus Christ (the manifested Word of God) came for one purpose alone: that we who believe in Him should have His life and live it to the fullest (See John 10:10 and 1  John 3:8); and not be subject to pain of defeat.

That said, to meditate on God’s word in the Christian context means to ponder, mutter, devise, confess and shout it until your spirit is bubbling up with it in your prayer and general conduct. It is how you bring the anointing, that yoke destroying, burden removing substance into your affairs. 

So whatever you are faced with, get into the scriptures, make a list of what God’s anointed words say about it from the Bible and begin to meditate upon them.

In ending this piece, allow me to quote two scriptural references as the it is biblical rule that in the mouth of two or more witnesses, a matter is established (See 2 Corinthians 13:1 and Matthew 18:16)

  1. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful (Joshua 1:8)
  2. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. (1 Timothy 4:15)

Everything you have ever wanted, if meditated on for long enough, will be manifested to you. Don’t struggle like the rest of the world. You are different. 

Take time to study Matthew 6: 31-33. Meditating is the way to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.

Shalom!

No Bondage to the Seed of Abraham 


Very often, certain Christians go through life bound by habits, debts or sicknesses. And they allow these conditions linger, not knowing what to do. They forget or are unaware that they are the real Seed of Abraham, not the Jews. 

Galatians 3:29 says,

‘ If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise’

That said, the Seed of Abraham has no obligation to tolerate bondage or oppression in any shape, size or form. 

And how do you know this? Someone might be asking…I know this from the word of God. 

There is a story of a woman who came into the synagogue bent over from some sort of paralysis, crippled by a spirit for eighteen long years. After Jesus had healed the woman and had been accosted by the Jewish leaders for healing on the Sabbath (The Sabbath is the seventh day in the Jewish week strictly designated for rest), He made a statement about her that was indicative of the fact that Seed of Abraham ought not be bound. (See the story in Luke 13:10-17)

In Jesus’ response, He asked,

“…this woman, a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?”

Notice what Jesus was saying. That woman’s eligibility for release was based on her being the Seed of Abraham.

A second witness is in John 8: 31-38

‘Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.'(John 8:31-32$

Notice their response to Jesus’ freedom proclamation in verse 33:

‘They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?’

The response the Jews gave was correct in the sense that Abraham’s Seed can know no bondage.

But Jesus went on to invalidate their claims to being the Seed of Abraham saying that they were bound by sin, subject to the devil and that believing in Him alone was the only way to true freedom. (See it in John 8:34-38)

And to buttress this fact, Galatians 3:16 (New Heart English Version) says,

‘Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his offspring. He does not say, “And to offsprings,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your offspring,” which is Christ.’

If you belong to Christ, the promises are now yours. Don’t let any false prophet lie to you to perform any deliverance rituals on your behalf so that you can be free. Abraham’s Seed knows no bondage-whether financial, health-related or social.

If you have been imprisoned falsely or maybe you have been made to swear an oath to a human trafficking ring and you have now become a Christian, you are Abraham’s Seed. 

Start proclaiming your freedom. Declare it everyday; ‘ I am the Seed of Abraham…I am free from this (put the name of whatever it is that is keeping you bound).

If it is an addiction, a relationship or some unnatural proclivity, meditate on and pray with the scriptures I put in this post until they bring you into God’s desires for you.

God desires your freedom, and in Christ the Seed of Abraham, you are free!

Shalom!

The Race Called Christ 


Ignorance is a serious disadvantage if you are Christian. And the more disempowering part of being a member of the body of Christ is believing half-truths.

One of the half-truths that Christians have believed for so long is about God’s truth on race.

This post would attempt to dissect the mind of God through the scriptures to help you form your own ideas about how to view the subject.

In 1 Samuel 16:7, we find our first premise about how the Lord looks at men.


The background to this scripture was the Prophet Samuel is directed to the house of Jesse to anoint a new king for Israel-after Saul, the nation’s first king had been rejected for his disobedience to God. Beholding Eliab, the well-built firstborn son of Jesse, Samuel moved to anoint him king but was stopped by the Lord. And in doing so, God revealed something about His personality which is that physical appearance is never part of his consideration particularly in matters of selecting and anointing people. In a sense, the colour of your skin, handsome, pretty, ugly or physically-challenged have no bearing with God and His preferences.

Clearly, categorizing people based on skin colour–black, white, brown, red–is a human thing that has absolutely nothing to do with how God classifies people.

So How Does God Classify People?

From scripture, we find three classifications of people, consistent with how God looks at men–from the heart.

Ephesians 2:14 in the Bible reveals three classes of people:

  • The Jews
  • The Gentiles and
  • The Church

We find that God recognizes these people from a purely state-of-heart perspective.

The Jews are the physical seed of Abraham issued an irrevocable promissory by the true God with terms that required them to live up to but they haven’t.

The Gentiles are non-Jews with no covenant relationship with the true God. They are described in the Bible as strangers from the covenant of promise; alienated from the deal that the true God gave the Jews.

The Church is the new race. They are an offshoot of the amnesty granted the Jews and the Gentiles by the true God based on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. How was this amnesty granted through Jesus, you might be asked.

Jesus hung on a tree for the Jews. It was the penalty for not fulfilling their part of the contract with God.

At the same time, Jesus suffered alienation from God for the Gentiles. It was why He cried in Hebrew on that cross, ‘Eli Eli lama sabach tani’ (Matthew 26:47)

Jesus satisfied the demands of Justice for both Jews and non-Jews on that cross making peace with God; the peace that was lost by Adam in the Garden of Eden at the beginning.

And so it is only by accepting the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ that man could now find peace with God.

Act 4:12 says,


Sin was the wall of hostility that Jesus broke down to create the new man in Christ. And if sin was the wall,  fleshly prejudices like racism, religious fundamentalism and greed were the cement holding the bricks of the wall together.

It is man’s fallen nature that entices him to look and judge based on externalities. But not the Church. The Christian looks at human beings just as God does because he has the ability to do so from within.

Many, for ages, have misconstrued Christianity for what it truly is from the time of the early church. But the Bible is clear:

1 Peter 2:9 describes Christianity for what it truly is; a race, and not merely a system of belief.

If you are born again, you are a bonafide member of this chosen race; a race called Christ.

Shalom!

Need-to-Have vs Want-to-Have


While I typically write for a select audience as you might realize, the ideas I write about are designed to help my readers, in any part of the world arrive at conclusions that help them live phenomenal lives. 

No matter the country you live in, some businesses are failure-proof with little or no need for go-to market strategies or promotional marketing.

These businesses deliver products and services that are ‘need-to-haves’ and by this, I mean things that are essentials like food and safety. Need to haves give you a sort of certainty that with little or no advertising, someone out there will need to eat or a place to stay that’s is affordable. Need-to-haves are your opportunity.

Want-to-haves however, are where most of the people venturing into business play. By ‘Want-to-haves’ I mean, things that are non-essential, things that people can actually do without like books, luxury goods and all-things that require some sort of advertising and promotional effort.

Now, the Bible says there is profit in all labor which for Christians is fantastic if you actually believe the Bible. So wouldn’t you rather start a business of ‘Need -to-haves’ than ‘Want-to-haves’?

I mean, if you started a diner in a place around a construction site or university campus, wouldn’t you be guaranteed business success almost instantly, particularly if your food is great and moderately priced?

Think about it:

Need-to-Have vs Want-to-Have

Marriage Advice-Try A Threesome!

This may be shocking but true.

When many people get married, they do so to be happy. Nobody gets married for most of the reasons they tell you they want to get hitched for. Some people think they are in love while others do not want to be alone as they get older. And others still, get married because they feel they are of age and its definitely the right thing to do.

Well the shocking truth as many find  is that the reason they got married was a spoof. It is why 50 percent of women regret their marriages. Marriage is not about happiness, rather it’s about growing.

It’s about growing into the person God designed you to be; that learning, loving and becoming that interdependent person who understands that marriage is a ‘give-and-take’ relationship; a support-and-be-supported framework among three people-God, your spouse and you.

But how does God come into the equation Nehi?

Simple. You use His word in the Bible as a standard for how you treat your spouse. For example, He says in Matthew 7: 1, ‘Do not condemn and criticize…’ Your role is to take that principle and apply it to your dealings with your spouse.

When you base your marriage on biblical principles, you literally invite God into it and trust me, He can calm every storm.

All of the problems you are faced with in your marriage right now can be carefully and deliberately overcome if you just make the adjustment that:

Marriage is a threesome.

Raise Your Standards

 

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This year, if you are going to see a different outcome-in your bank account, your body and your life in general-you are going to have to raise your standards.

It’s good to have new goals and pursue them.

But the question is who do you want to become by these new goals that you have? That’s where your motivation should arise out of.

Maybe you want a better body; or a bigger house; or a more meaningful life this 2016, raising your standards is what will take you out of your comfort zone permanently.

Someone might ask, ‘How?’

The answer is simple, you see yourself as you want to be in your mind’s eye this year and let your mental picture guide how you carry on with your goals.

I call it a MIND-SHIFT. If there’s going to be any real change in your life this year, your mind is where it is going to start. You mind-shift will give you a ‘why’ to do what you need to do to achieve your dreams.

You can…and Thank God Its Monday!!!!