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THREE TYPES OF CHRISTIANS

I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome to learn the glorious words of life, as we have seen them today.

Christians are divided into three main groups, which are likened to fruit trees.

And the fruit trees are of three kinds;

1) Trees that bear real fruits

2) Trees that bear no fruits

3) Trees that bear wild fruits.

Starting with Trees that produce real
Fruits.

These are the trees that the Lord Jesus spoke of in the parable of the sower, saying that the seed sown in fine soil, some yielded 30 and some 60 and some 100 (Matthew 13: 8).

He said that they were Christians who, withstanding all the temptations of the devil, persevered and were able to bear fruit for God.

Luke 8:15 “But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience”.

What did they endure?

They endured the hardships and tribulations the devil brought upon them from their Christianity, they were able to keep the Word of God in their hearts, by not allowing the distractions of this life to interfere with them, to the point of disregarding the Word, and this group is very small. And Christ has promised to weed it, and cleanse it so that it will continue to bear more fruit. (John 15:2)

2) Trees that do not bear any fruits.

The parable of these trees, is the one that the Lord Jesus gave example of this parable;

Luke 13:6 “He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.

7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?

8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

These are Christians, who, once saved, are relaxed, thinking that salvation is only a verbal confession and believing, then, and after that you go on with your own affairs.

They do not want to engage in spiritual pursuits after believing and being baptized, although God daily feeds them by teaching them and preaching His ways, but they do not show any change, They are neither evil nor good. But all the while, listening to God’s Word and receiving it, the group is very large.

Christ has promised not to deal with it for too long, it will come a time when it will be cut off, and when you are cut off, your story ends there, you are spiritually dead, no matter what you say I was saved long time ago.

The Lord Jesus expects, when we are saved, to show us the works that work for our salvation, from that time on, to be beggars, fasting, to share with others the good news of salvation, to contribute to our income the work of God to move forward, etc. But we are only God’s receivers, but we do not give up with him, let us know that our journey will not be long.

3) Wild fruit-bearing trees;

An example of these trees, is this one that God spoke of in Isaiah chapter 5.

Isaiah 5: 1 “Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill.

2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.

3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:

6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.

This group is the worst, because, it is the group that bears the fruit of the other side,. These are Christians who, once saved, once they have been in the church for a long time, the things they show by their actions are the exact opposite of what Christianity should be. cheater etc and yet he says I am saved, I have been baptized, I have received the Holy Spirit, that is, in short what the worldly people do and he does, likewise, there is no difference.

This group is also very large and God has promised to remove it from its nursery (Killing).

Knowing that it is your responsibility as a Christian to examine yourself as to which group you are falling into, and what the consequences will be in the future.

Remember your in the period he has set you on earth he will come to spy. If you have been in salvation for many years and do not see anything your doing that is pleasing to God , or helping his gospel to move forward, ask yourself what are you doing? Is it cut or weeded. The answer you have, the answer I have.

So repent and turn around, receive Christ literally, and show diligence in reading his word, praying and worshipping him, then you will find the strength to bear fruits for him.

God bless you.


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BE NOT RIGHTEOUS OVER MUCH

Shalom People of God let us study the Bible… God’s Word tells us in the book of …

Ecclesiastes 7:16 “Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?

What does it mean?

There are a few questions we can ask ourselves… .Why does it say that? .. Why is it wrong to be overly righteous… Why is it better to be overly righteous than to be wicked or to be a little righteous ?

It is true that if we read that verse in that sense we may be confused and see if the Bible confuses us to see that one part exhorts us to be righteous and here it tells us not to be overly righteous…. And this is none other than God, who created the heavens and the earth, who are revealed in JESUS CHRIST (Hebrews 1: 1-2, 2 Corinthians 5:19).

He cannot deceive us, Try to imagine since the creation of the sun. After all, we are the ones who always look to the sun to fix our seasons, and it is not the sun that relies on us… other gods made of sand and wheat, and limestone and pieces of wood that can be wrong but not our God Jehovah we worship through Jesus Christ to him There are no shortcomings.

When the Bible said we should not be overly it means..

“We should not be too self-righteous!”

Aperson that count for himself righteous he became proud and ignore others and see himself as a perfect than others.

Jesus saw Pharisees and Sadducees that are very self-righteous.

Luke 18:9 “And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

 Do you see? … Even the purity and holiness we have should not exceed the limits of self-righteousness!

Likewise if we have godly wisdom then we should not consider ourselves so wise of the Word of God that no one like us, and no one can add anything to us… if we do so we will be overly wise! .. and so we will destroy ourselves.

Ecclesiastes 7:16 “Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself”

The Pharisees and Sadducees destroyed themselves with their own excess of righteousness and thought they knew the Scriptures better than anyone else. At the end they found themselves not believing in Jesus and they end up resist and later they killed him.

Likewise you are a Pastor, or a Prophet or a Preacher or a Teacher or You have the Word of Wisdom and Knowledge, or you have the gift of healing, or the Faith or the miracles or you are a Believer who has a special Grace that God has bestowed upon you that may distinguish you from others in some way or wherever you are… Do not forget this word… “DO NOT BE RIGHTEOUS OVER MUCH”. Every day see yourself as nothing in the sight of God..it is only by the Grace of God you are as you are and not power .

Your right should not exceed the limits and see yourself you deserve to be as you are now, no one deserves it , we have been chosen by Grace …so no need of boasting ourselves because it’s by God’s grace.

Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

If you are not saved yet! So the rapture is about to happen the wrath of the Lord will be poured out on the earth and those who resist the son of God Jesus Christ they will be destroyed as it is written in Revelation 16.

The rapture is near when the saints (that is, all those who have accepted Jesus Christ and lived holy lives) will be caught up and go to heaven for the Lord to turn the wrath away. Where will you be? .. if today you are still rejecting Christ? If you still drink alcohol ,applying lipstick, wig wearer, adulterer, looking phonographic, charting unnecessary things (dirty), wearing half naked clothes, wearing trousers? .. Where will you be that day?

Today does not pass you by before you turn around, the bible says the hour of salvation is now. For that Repentance begin today to carry your cross and follow Christ.

Delete today all the secular music on your phone and all the dirty pictures as well as the numbers of the men / women you were chatting unnecessary things with. Also burn half naked clothes and cosmetics..stay as you are in your reality. And all the other ungodly things you were doing.

If you have done that … then you will have shown Christ that you have truly decided to follow Him in your actions. As it is written in

John 6:37 “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out”.

So He will be with you and you will feel a wonderful Peace that you have never heard before.

And after you have turned to Jesus in such a practical way. it is that of the baptism with many waters (John 3:23) and of the Name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38). And the Holy Spirit in you will help you to discern good and evil afterwards and so on. He will guide you until you reach perfection and above all he will enable you to overcome all the sins and temptations of this world, He will take care of it all.

If you do so sincerely you will be born again..and be among the chosen ones whom the Lord loves. And if the rapture pass today you will be among the chosen one to witness the feast of the Lamb which Christ had gone to prepare for us for two thousand years now.

Maran atha.


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DONT LEAVE YOUR CLOTHES AND GO NAKED!

There is a place tha Lord said these words…

Revelation 16:15 “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Have you ever ask yourself why Lord said ” blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked”?

In normal circumstance one cannot come out naked and go somewhere naked maybe a person with mental disorder, but a person with sound mind it’s impossible to walk out naked while people see his or her naked.

But when Lord said that, he meant it’s very possible for a person to walk out naked and people see his shame, if the person will be at a certain environment. Let’s read this story in the bible

Mark 14:48-52

48 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me?

49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.

50 And they all forsook him, and fled.

51 And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him:

52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.

You see in this context?..The boy was among Jesus’ disciples, but when he saw a difficult situation that he is going to die with Jesus and he has been arrested, he left his linen cloth there and Fled from them naked and people saw his shame.

The same issue continues in our spirit nowdays..

When we decide to be disciples of Jesus we are being clothed with the Lord ” THE FINE LINEN CLOTH” , whereby the meaning of that cloth is “holiness” and we are proving it from…

Revelation 19:8 “And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints”.

When we decide to follow Jesus and be his disciples, we have to deny ourselves and bear our crosses, together with our fine linen clothes. And be ready to die with Jesus. But if we deny Lord let’s us know that we cannot run while having the fine linen clothes (righteousness of saints).

We have to leave the linen cloth before running and people will be able to see our shame.

Have you leave behind your linen clothes and run away? Just because you have go through difficult situations with your faith, isolation from parents, being hated by relatives, your boss doesn’t want you to pray, so because of these all you have decided to leave your linen clothes to Jesus( your righteousness ) and run away naked ( repeating the filth of the World). Remember God said this..

Revelation 16:15 “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame”.

Are you taking care of your linen clothes?… dont leave them to Jesus and run away naked because of troubles. Before you decide to follow Jesus remember to deny yourself, and know that you will face some troubles that can risk your life, in all these you dont need to take off your linen cloth, so that you can save your flesh.

Mark 8:35 “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it”.

May the Lord help us and Bless us

He comes as a thief!

Maranatha!


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What is the meaning of ” For the letter killeth but the spirit giveth life” (2 Corinthians 3:6)

Answer: Let’s read

2 Corinthians 3:6 “Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

To revive means to “Give life” Only God who can give out life to us. So when it says the letter killeth but the spirit giveth life means scripture without revelation of the Holy Spirit it can lose or kills person’s spirit ( Either a person to die physically or spiritually).

But if the scriptures used with the guidance of the Holy Spirit it gives life to a person even if the person was dead can be alive again.

Let’s see how the scripture kills a person physical and later in spiritual death.

How scripture can physically kill a person:

Leviticus 24:19 “And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be done to him;

20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again”.

Deuteronomy 19:21 “And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot”.

When he says LIFE FOR LIFE, means a man who gave up the life of another for purpose must his life also to be taken away from him, or breaking someone’s tooth and his tooth must taken away from him too, and if he beat or eye piercing and his eye must be pierced.

This scripture and other scriptures taken as it is they must kill a person, many people were dying because of this scriptures, at past when a women found committing adultery her judgement was to be stoned untill to death.

But when the Holy Spirit came, he put it right through the mouth of our Lord Jesus Christ and say..

In Matthew 5:38 “Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Let’s see how scripture can kills someone spiritually

Lets see this scripture

1 Timothy 5:23 “Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.

This scripture has killed many people spiritually, and made them and up in alcoholics and careless life and the devil has nailed, his goal is to make people die without repentance so as people to go to hell of fire.

Let’s see other related scripture

Ecclesiastes 9:5 “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten”.

This scripture has kill many people spiritually, and end up believing that there is no other life after death, no hell of fire. So according to this scripture made many people to live the life that please them in this world and careless life with this conception that there is nothing going on after death, even after committing adultery no one to judge.

Jesus Christ, the Giver of life said in..

Luke 16:19 “There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day”

20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:

28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Here the Holy Spirit says there is judgement after death.

So it’s important to have the Holy Spirit as the helper or a teacher when reading scriptures for the better understanding, without the Holy Spirit it is very hard to understand the scriptures because you will end up giving yourself your own interpretations.

If you have not yet received Jesus , you will never understand scriptures, but once you decide to receive Jesus as your saviour and repent your sins and commit yourself never repeat them again and be baptized with the perfect baptism with many water as it is on this scripture (Yohane 3:23)and in the name of Jesus Christ , as the same day you receive Jesus the same day the Holy Spirit will begin to work in you and creat something new.

God bless you.


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The word of God which shows that a woman must be abandoned when she is in her menstruation if from

Leviticus 15:19-33

19 And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even.

20 And every thing that she lieth upon in her separation shall be unclean: every thing also that she sitteth upon shall be unclean.

21 And whosoever toucheth her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

22 And whosoever toucheth any thing that she sat upon shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

23 And if it be on her bed, or on any thing whereon she sitteth, when he toucheth it, he shall be unclean until the even.

24 And if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and all the bed whereon he lieth shall be unclean.

25 And if a woman have an issue of her blood many days out of the time of her separation, or if it run beyond the time of her separation; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation: she shall be unclean.

26 Every bed whereon she lieth all the days of her issue shall be unto her as the bed of her separation: and whatsoever she sitteth upon shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her separation.

27 And whosoever toucheth those things shall be unclean, and shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

28 But if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall number to herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean.

29 And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtles, or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

30 And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for her before the LORD for the issue of her uncleanness.

31 Thus shall ye separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness; that they die not in their uncleanness, when they defile my tabernacle that is among them.

32 This is the law of him that hath an issue, and of him whose seed goeth from him, and is defiled therewith;

33 And of her that is sick of her flowers, and of him that hath an issue, of the man, and of the woman, and of him that lieth with her that is unclean.

Remember we have to know that not everything that took place on Old Testament is not the must to take place too in New Testament, Other things were just as a symbol in order to present the spiritual message to the New Testament.

For example for the issue of food Jesus came and correct by saying what enters a person doesn’t make a person unclean but from what’s comes out from a person because it comes from the heart, that’s why in anyways food doesn’t make a person to do mistakes before God if the food will be eaten by gratitude. But in the past animals who didn’t ruminate they were known as unclean,Which currently revealed in spiritual that people who chew spiritual food which they have been fed, they don’t have time to meditate on what they have been taught or what God has done for them or to work on the things which they have been taught.

Even in women issue when they are in menstruation normally the blood as blood doesn’t have a problem but ask yourself why that blood which comes out from reproductive organs seems to be unclean. This reveal that the dirt that produced due to adultery known as gross uncleanness to the person.

That’s why the bible tells us and the bed undefiled…(Hebrews 13:4)

That’s why we have to keep our body far from fornication.

But this doesn’t mean that bleeding make you unclean because that is automatically issue and it is not planned by a women. So it doesn’t come from the spirit to make one unclean. God use such example to show that things are much worse which comes from committing adultery . So when a women is bleeding that doesn’t make her to do not serve on altar or pray to God.

What she supposed to do is to make herself and her environment clean.

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QUESTION: I need to know what is the difference between flesh and spirit uncleanness?? As we read in 2 Corinthians 7:1

2 Corinthians 7:1 “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God”.


ANSWER: In order for us to be perfection that we can approach God’s promises, we have to know that God wants us to be holy both in spirit and flesh.

As Paul said that we have to cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, he means to keep away from all the sin that inherent in us, For example of those sins is as follows Adultery, alcoholism, theft, smoking, insults, unnecessary clothes such as mini-skirts for women, color body transformation, applying make-up, abortion,tattoo marks,homosexuality, the use of drugs and other similar things whose origin is in the flesh.

And where Paul said let us set aside spirit uncleanness he meant all the sins that comes from within a person which are not related to the flesh an example of these sins is as follows jealousy, anger,lust,bad thoughts, hypocrisy, greed,envy,arrogance,rude,idolatry,lie. These are sins that God hates very much as he hates that which are produced by people through flesh.

So let us know that God is watching both flesh and spirit. There are people who know that God is only watching in our spirit and he never look towards our flesh.

Brethren! Your flesh is worth as much as your spirit before God,because in that last days not only your spirit that will be saved but your flesh also must be saved. (Read your Bible you will prove it). So glorify God in your flesh, dont be deceived with doctrine of false prophets which tells you that God only judge your spirit and not your flesh.

The Word of God is more than the words of men .Because that is what will protect you that day and it’s the same Word that will judge you that day, because the Word of God is the sword .
So be afraid of God’s word.

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do”.

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ENTER THROUGH THE NARROW DOOR.

Shalom. May the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Welcome, let us contemplate on the Word of God.

Luke 13:22-27 “

22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.

23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,

24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.

27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

The words of the Lord Jesus Christ in verse 24 above are one of the startling statements he spoke. Elsewhere in the Scriptures (Matthew 12:31 and 7:22),he also uttered terrifying statements. When carefully dismantled, they cause terror and fright. They cannot be taken so lightly but need to be given special care. whatever the Lord says will always come to pass. On that night, Jesus told Peter that before the cock could crow, he’d disown three times. As surely as he’d prophesied, a few moments later,Peter denied three times that he knew him. immediately, the cock crowed.

In Matthew 7:22, the Lord said that on the Day of Judgment, many people would say to him the very things he’d foretold beforehand. There will appear before him as many preachers on that day,telling him of how they had prophesied, cast out demons and performed many miracles in his name, but he will refuse them. Let us therefore strive and always prayerfully ask God to help us that we may not be among the lot which shall be turned away.

Today,we shall learn and meditate upon the words of Jesus in Luke 13:24.He told us to “make every effort to enter through the narrow door.” Let’s read another scripture to help us get a clear picture of his words.

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

In the scripture above, there are two things: door(gate) and road(way).We are told that the road is narrow which leads to life. Along this road, one cannot journey by any means such as a motorcycle or a vehicle. It is impossible for many people to pass while holding hands. Why? Because the road is narrow and only one person can walk along it

Salvation is exclusively personal. All that the Lord requires is that we personally place our trust in him. He/she must deny themselves and decide to follow him. Jesus is the narrow road. When you choose to follow him,you mustn’t come along with your religioun or denomination. You got to let go of it and go to him as you are.

The Lord said that “THE DOOR IS NARROW.” This means that where the narrow road ends is a door.This door is as narrow as the road itself. It’s impossible to to pass along the road while driving or riding on a bicycle, how about at the door? It would mean that one cuts off some of his body parts if they should get through the door; because the body could be too big to let them enter the door.The Lord said;

Matthew 5:30;”And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to lose a part of your body than for your whole body to go to hell.”

Salvation is infinitely costly. it’s not easy. For this reason, Jesus told us to strive! We should try all means to enter through the narrow door.If we willingly commit to follow him, the Lord promises to help us in all things, (Matthew 19:26)

Is your wealth hindering you from seeking God? Lay them aside for a time. First seek the kingdom of God and all these  shall be added to you.Are your family members keeping you from turning to God and to do his will? Remember that the road is narrow and it’s impossible to pass along in groups. Lovingly tell your brothers that you are born again and have decided to follow Jesus at all costs.

We need to avoid the things which hinder us from entering into the heavenly kingdom, so we may attain the requirements for us to enter through the narrow door.We have to do quickly because a time will soon come when the door will be shut. Many will long to enter in but shall not be able. The Christian life is filled with struggles, but with the Lord on our side, nothing is impossible. If we let him have his way in our lives and rely on him,we shall be more than conquerors.

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Shalom,let us study the Word.

One thing in life we should never forget is the act of giving to God.Every one who is borne of God,whether a teacher,a prophet,a pastor among others,need to embrace the art of giving to God.Though many regard it with little care.Of course we can never give to God something of our own since everything comes from him.Yet our giving has a crucial part in the heart of the One to whom we offer our gifts.It shows a spirit of obedience,care and trust.No matter how small your gift is,he sees it in a much greater way than we couldn’t think.

Suppose your child arrives home from school and brings you a gift,let’s say a pen.Knowing that it is with the money you had given him before that he’s bought the pen will touch your heart.You will be moved by this act.Instead of gladly receiving the gift,you will take it in a different way.As a parent,you will get to know your child more better,to love and trust him.Moreover, you will want to reward him even tenfold whatsoever he’s done for you.

When we will to give to God,be it money or other gifts,he sees that as an act of love.It shows that we honor, love care about him.Have ever thought of what it is like when God feels that you love him?It sounds good and it’s so rewarding.

We do not need to be reminded about giving to God.When we offer our gifts to God,we should do so willingly and with honest intent.For God does not force us to give.It something that springs forth from within the moment one learns about the importance of doing so.

The appropriate place to offer our gifts to God is where is his Word is taught.God does not keep the gifts with him in heaven.They are committed to his servants who then put it to the proper use by the help of the Holy Spirit.However, we are not the cornerstone to his ministry.Let’s not that if we do not give to him then his work will stop.God has numberless ways to make his purpose stand without our help.

Esther 4:10-14

10 Again Esther spake unto Hatach, and gave him commandment unto Mordecai;

11 All the king’s servants, and the people of the king’s provinces, do know, that whosoever, whether man or women, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days.

12 And they told to Mordecai Esther’s words.

13 Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews.

14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Queen Esther thought that if she remained silent,the Jews would be destroyed. But Mordecai answered and told her that even if she did not speak up for her people,God would open a way so that relief and deliverance for the Jews could arise from another place.But she and her father’s family would perish.Yet when she humbled herself,God used her as his instrument for the preservation of her nation.Had Esther remained silent,God would bring salvation unto Israel in another way.

Similarly, when we humble ourselves and be willing to give to God,we become a part of him accomplishing his purpose and are involved in the furtherance of his work.Therefore, God uses us in much greater ways rather using others. Just like Mordecai told Esther,”….And who knows but that you have come to royal position at such a time as this?”On the other hand,if we are unwilling,God will use other people to do his work and bless them.

Our giving should not confine itself to words alone.

May the Lord help us to know this and put it into practice.

Maran Atha!

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Today, there’s a unique power working throughout the world to influence and draw men unto Christ to be saved. It is the power of the Holy Spirit which stirs people and brings them to safety in Christ.This is the same power that drew the Animals to where the Ark was during Noah’s time

Not so long before the floods came over the earth,Noah began to see various animals move closer to where the was being built. One morning he could see a lion and a lioness lying in a thicket just beside the Ark,and they looked quite tame with eagerness to enter a certain place.

Some distance in front of the Ark ,he could also see Elephants suggestively standing in a manner as ones waiting on something.After a day or two,Noah saw many other animals in a pair of two,male and female,anxiously waiting to get into their new house (the Ark).They,like hens and cows gathering at the doorway of the house at dusk,waited eagerly but patiently for the command to enter the Ark.The anxious desire to get inside the Ark overwhelmed them so that they looked gentle and harmless.

Who led and guided the Animals until they came to where the Ark was? Had some people preached to them and warned them to escape from the coming judgment (destructive floods)?No!Certainly not!It was by the power of God’s Spirit that the animals were made to sense the coming of danger and enabled to escape from the judgment. They felt that life would continue thereafter and only way to cross from death to life was to move to where it was safe.

Did you know that even those who forecast weather and occurrence of earthquakes consider the behavior of animals to predict calamity?Whenever they notice unusual behavior among animals,for example, migration of birds from town areas into the mountains or over distant places,it is a sign that a disaster could occur in a certain place.Therefore, they alert the inhabitants of that place to take precautionary measures by moving to where it is safe for them.And surely,after a given period of time,the predicted calamity hits in

If God let this saving power unto animals(Romans 8:19-22),how much more he will give the Holy Spirit to us!Even today,the power is still at work in us.The Spirit testifies to us that we live in the last days, and that soon the end of all things shall come.It also testifies to us that there will be life after the judgment.Do not ignore this voice!

The Lord Jesus Christ is the ‘Noah’ of our times.His Word is the Ark.All that Noah was given came to him.Likewise, all that the Father gave to the Lord Jesus did come and are still coming today:

John 6:37-38;”All that the Father giveth me shall come to me;and him that cometh to me I shall in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven,not to do mine own will,but the will of him that sent me.”

 

John 6:43;”Jesus therefore answered and said unto them,Murmur not among yourselves, No man can come to me ,except the Father which hath sent me draw him and I will raise him up at the last day.

The days are fleeing so quickly and the end of all things will come someday when the word will be judged. Have you quenched this power or is it still kindled within you?If so,how close are you to the Ark?The answer is with you.Today,take a stand for Christ and enter into safety that is only found in him.For the days are coming when many will long to enter but shall not be able.

Luke 13:23-28

23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,

24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.

27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.”

The bible says that as it was in the days of Noah,so will it be with the coming of the Son of Man.This is not a reassuring word but a warning to us.We therefore need to look back and learn from what happened in the days of Noah.We ought to bear in mind that not all animals did enter the Ark but a few.Even today,only but a few listen and obey God’s voice calling within them.Let’s strive to be among they which hear and obey that still small voice speaking to us in the depths of our hearts.

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God bless you

 

 

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Blessed be the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.Let’s learn and share in the Word of life.

 In Romans 12:3,the Bible says; “For I say,through the grace given unto me,to every man that is among you,not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think;but to think soberly,according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”

What does it mean to think of oneself more highly than you ought to think?To get a clear answer,let’s read the next verses:

Romans 12:4-8

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

To think of oneself more highly means being proud to the extent they you feel you can have more of or all the spiritual gifts. For instance, one would to be an evangelist,an apostle, a great prophet, a teacher among others. In other words,it’s like all the gifts belong to them.They feel it’s not possible to have just one gift.He or she should either be a pastor and a teacher or a prophet and an evangelist as well,and so on.However, the Bible warns us against such things. We are to think soberly,according to the measure of faith Christ has dealt each person.

When comes pride,God’s presence in a person ceases.For the Lord resists the proud,but delights in those who are lowly.Humility does not flourish in the garden of pride. 1 Peter 5:5;”…..

for God resisteth the proud,and giveth grace to the humble. “

The gifts that are given unto us are not meant for a show-off or comparing ourselves to see those that are better than others.Any gift being used for vain or selfish reasons is a sign that it has been invaded by the devil so that it is working under Satan’s influence. Remember, we are differently but equally gifted for a reason.These gifts have been given to us to equip us for the works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.We have no right to boast or exalt ourselves above others

Ephesians 4:11-12

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

 Have you invited Christ into your life as your Saviour and Lord?Remember, the days are gone,and we have a very short period of time,and the end will come.The trumpet could at any time and Jesus will come to take with him his church into the eternal glory.The day of the Lord’s coming will be such a doomsday.He will come in vengeance to those living on the face of the earth.Let’s dread it so that we won’t fall in God’s judgment onthat day.Turn from your evil ways and give your life to Jesus today

Heaven is real and hell is also real.it’s upon us to choose between LIFE and DEATH during our stay on earth .When we die,there’s no more chance to make choices.Eternal life or eternal doom(death) will be the consequences of the choices we made while we living in the world.The choices we make will determine where we will spend eternity;whether away from God or with God.Life is short.Make things right with God before your days come to an end.Be wise.Choose life and enter into safety.There’s no place any safer than in Christ.

God bless you!

Maran Atha.

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