Sunday, October 22, 2017

Charity?



I stumbled on a message that is in the public domain which seems to be advocating for a scriptural means to God, but, looking beyond the surface, I discovered it is far from what the scripture establishes; it is on the subject of charity.

The message says what opens the door to heaven is giving to the needy; as much as a man gives to the less privileged he is not at risk of hell and those who fail to give to the needy (supposedly saved ones inclusive) are at risk of hell. Two things can be inferred from the position above: One, that Charity can make God count you worthy for eternal life; and two, you need to add to your salvation charity which without it, there is a possibility of hell.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Should women preach?



I was asked by one of my beloved sisters and an ardent reader of my works to do justice to three topics; one of which is “should women preach or teach?”  I am dealing with this today; the answer to this covers indirectly for one of the remaining two questions.

This question has received varieties of reaction from different bible scholars. I have read some materials too on what different teachers has to say. As a bible student and Christian writer I take delight in reading. There are those who believe it is wrong for women to be allowed to preach while some argue otherwise. I am not writing to give credit to any view, but, for us to reason together on this matter looking into the word, and, as usual, be innovated!

The rift that ensues from this topic is from the words of Apostle Paul, who at one occasion gave ordinance on women remaining silent in the church and on another advised his protégé, Timothy, to also follow that model in church administration. Let’s see these places in the scriptures.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Mr Malchus



There was a wealthy and influential man who had a son he loves so much. The father had a lot of servants and house chiefs at his command. He needed his son to go make friends in order to expand his kingdom. So, he prepared his son for the journey. He promised his son a wonderful place by the time he comes back and most definitely, a national honor. So, the son got on the journey and ended up a success.


It then came time for him to come back home. The preparation was completed, and all of the father's housekeepers and friends were ready to receive the son of the father. The son was also putting all things together to make sure he had a glorious exit from his land of sojourn.


However, as a result of the father's pedigree, the son was at a risk of being kidnapped or assassinated in order to render his father's kingdom powerless since the heir to the throne would then be nowhere to be found. So, the father devised a plan to prepare Mr. Malchus -a known worker of a tyrant- as a "kidnapper" of the moment as against the real suspected kidnappers. Mr. Malchus' duty was to see the son was embarrassed and taken away through an unceremonious means. In that way, the known enemies of the father wouldn't bother doing anything to the son again. They would presume he was already finished and that would mark the end of the wealthy man's reign.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Outpour



We had our teaching meeting (Innovation Hour) last two weeks and it was a great success as we studied the theme: “The Holy Spirit”. The Lord poured out His spirit upon all flesh and it was fresh impartation upon some. Since we began planning for the meeting the Lord has been dealing with me on the subject of the outpouring (Baptism). The dealing was to see one primary reason for the outpour.

It is quite important to establish first that being born again is a different experience from being baptized in the Holy Spirit. There had been call to salvation before the Holy Spirit was released unto men. Every believer has the Spirit in a measure through the new birth that brings about the conviction to salvation; this however is not the same as baptism of the Holy Spirit (The Outpour).

“Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, who when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit” Act8:14-15

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Miracle



The popular bible passage of Jesus feeding five thousand men (John 6:1-13) has been a teaching reference to miracles and the ability of God to provide for every of our needs and this is powerful. However, looking through the lines of that scripture closely I saw God has more in mind than the miracle and provision which He wants us to see. There is a miracle beyond feeding the people.

There was a huge crowd that followed Jesus just to listen to the master speak. When it was evening time the Lord knew the people must have been tired and needed to eat. His disciples had seen Him to be a spiritual provider alone, they had seen Him heal the sick but this never made them see Him to be above all situations.
He went ahead to ask Philip, one of His disciples: “where can we buy bread to feed all these people?” Jesus knew very well what was going to happen, He was only testing the disciples if they had come to the stature of believing Him for everything both physical and spiritual. Philip actually saw no hope in getting the people fed in the desert. “Even if we worked for months we wouldn’t have enough money to feed them!” was his response. Even though Philip knew Jesus, the son of God was with them, he couldn’t see that desert was under the master’s control. All that they needed was the source, but they concentrated more on the resources.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Your Wild Animals



This week’s dose will innovate your mind on why the waiting period seem to be long and how to make the most of it. It can be sickening praying over an issue and still it seems God is not doing anything about it. In fact, in some cases you may receive sure words of confidence that is so real in your spirit but nothing seems to be operational in the physical. Can’t God just do what He will do now?  

The Lord told Abraham to leave his father’s house with the promise of a land flowing with milk and honey. The promise was not just for Abraham but to his seeds who became God’s people. The Lord loves His people so much and would do everything to see them flourish. There is a promised land the offspring of father Abraham were to take possession of. He had given the promise to Abraham and He is certain to fulfill it.

The land of Canaan is an inheritance to Abraham; this is more than a booty from a conquest. Inheritance lives older than the possessor. It is not the spoils of war that can be consumed in a short period. When it comes to inheritance, the process of taking requires more than just when it is a conquest to acquire booty. For the promise (inheritance) to come to fulfillment, patience is of great necessity.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Don't face your fears



One very popular quote that I have always heard that seems really motivating is “You need to face your fears”. This word is used by motivational speakers in relation to situations that are very challenging and the person in question seems to be hovering with fear around making a decision. This may work as a principle for mundane life issues, however, it does not operate same way for spiritual victories. Conquering the cosmos in the spiritual is not about you but something bigger than you.

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