I’m a Christian or am I?


 

Christianity is not a religion

The followers of Jesus were first called “Christian” in Antioch

Acts 11:26 KJV
And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

literally means, “belonging to the party of Christ” or a “follower of christ”

Jesus is our perfect examples. A genuine christian shares the same gene and character with Jesus. Any character (fornication, adultery, stealing, corruption, etc) that can’t be found In Jesus is not permitted in you.

Also, Christianity is not a religion neither a philosophy; it does not belongs to any organization. It’s the release of the life of God into human vessels. It’s the manifestation of God’s power in man.

What the 3 proofs of a genuine believer

(1). The proof of love
(2). The proof of results
(3). The proof of faith

The proof of love – There is nothing mystical about love. Simply put love as the combination of the word that we received, believe and obey.

John 14:21 KJV
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

Obedience is the cardinal mark of love. The devil can preach. It’s not about preaching it; it’s about doing it. Your being a walking bible who can reel off 100 memory verses per second isn’t a proof that the word of God has gained entrance into you.

Don’t receive God’s word in your head; receive it into your heart because your heart is the good ground (There is no amount of watering that would allow the word in your head or under your pillow to produce fruits).

 How can I love God?

Carry a heart for Christ – How can you say that you love someone if you don’t know His interest. God’s heartbeat is the life of the unsaved/lost. Until you allow this to become your priority on earth don’t expect to become a true believer.

John 15:16 KJV
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

There is nothing theoretical about serving God. Serving God in truth and in deed requires practical. Until you demonstrate the commandments of the scripture results are farfetched.

James 1:22-25 KJV
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. [23] For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: [24] For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. [25] But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein , he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

(2). The force of results – Christianity with nothing to show is a sign of disobedience and God is ever ready to revenge all disobedience.

2 Corinthians 10:5-6 KJV
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; [6] And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

Sickness, poverty, sweat, stagnation, frustration, darkness and mountains are all in the list of disobedience.

This is the reason many – though born again christian – are still groveling in poverty. They experience the same buffetings and intimidations that the world experience from the wicked one.

Listen to this: irrespective of your age, title, position and the numbers of years that you have spent in church if you don’t start taking responsibilities you will die as liabilities and God won’t come for your rescue.

Collect the blessings from your ‘parents’ by being responsible!

The force of faith – faith is what distinguishes between a winning and losing Christian.

If you love God you will trust Him. When God saw this dogged determination in these three Hebrew guys His heartbeat was like “I must save my children” Nothing works without faith.

Hebrews 11:6 KJV
But without faith it is impossible to please him : for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Simply put faith as seeing the invincible and believing the impossible.

Hebrews 11:1 KJV
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Move with the cloud, everybody is moving. Give up the impossibility syndrome.

Matthew 19:26 KJV
But Jesus beheld them , and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Greater than Jonas is here. Greater than John the Baptist is here.
John 14:12 KJV
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

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Discouraged, but not alone


Discouraged but not alone

Discouraged means to make someone feel less confident, enthusiastic, and positive about something, or less willing to do something

Many believers are giving up on God because many are serving God based on contract and not in truth and in deed.

Don’t question God question yourself; don’t blame God blame yourself. God has integrity. Everyone is responsible for the outcome of his/her life.

Numbers 23:19 KJV
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it ? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

*Reasons not to be discouraged*

(1). God is always at present – Many are sincere but only few are sensitive.

The lack of the consciousness of God’s presence is the major cause of discouragement.

Many are victims of ignorance more than anything else.

Matthew 28:20 KJV
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Gehazi was almost paralyzed with fear when the Syrian army came to arrest Elisha. But when his eyes popped open He could see the angels of God that encamped them, he was at rest.

Seeing into the realm of the spirit will always confer rest in the life of a believer.

(2). The future is great – that ugly situation is not going to remain like that forever. There is always a light at the end of a tunnel.

There is no weeping that is permitted to go beyond a night. Where you are is smaller than where God is taking you to.

Psalm 30:5 KJV
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Habakkuk 2:3 KJV
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

(3). Complains and worries will never move God – understand this truth, God is only moved by our faith.

Hannah was fretted and worried. Until she put a seal on her request, went home rejoicing her desire was not in view.

God hates Murmurers and grumblers. These category of people are programmed for destruction.

1 Corinthians 10:10 KJV
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

Philippians 2:14 KJV
Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

Murmurings will further mess up your situations while complains will further complicate your matters.

(4). Continuity is the golden rule – Continuous, tireless and unrepentant obedience are the hallmarks of a true believer.

James 1:25 KJV
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein , he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Both in dry and raining seasons you must continue in your covenant walk with God. You must remain committed to His instructions. That’s the way it works. It works like fire!

Your tomorrow is determined by the level of your obedience today. (Phil.2:7-10)

Habakkuk 3:17-18 KJV
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: [18] Yet I will rejoice in the Lord , I will joy in the God of my salvation.

Finally, God is not a taskmaster, He is a paymaster. God does not use people; He blesses people.

Psalm 126:5-6 KJV
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. [6] He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him .

Imaginative faculty – mind


Your mind can either make you or break you

Mind is the element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experience, to think and feel the faculty of consciousness and thought.

Mind is someone ability to think and reason: the intellect. Synonyms: Power of thought, mentality, perception, brain power and reasoning

 Why must someone renew his/her mind?

(1). The mind is the battle ground. This is where all the battles of life are fought and won. The devil’s object of attack is the mind so also the word of God can only gained entrance into you via the mind. That is why the scripture says,

Proverbs 4:23 KJV
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

(2). Ever since the fell of Lucifer, men thinking pattern have been evil continuously.

Genesis 6:5 KJV
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

This is why you must deprogram yourself from this negative pattern into the positive pattern. Watch out for what you allow to stay on your mind.

In the realm of the spirit, any thought that you allows to hold grip on you is regarded accomplished.

Your mind can either make you or break you.

Great minds discuss ideas

(3). God thinks and He thinks positively

Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

3 John 1:2 KJV
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

Understand this: the law of the universe demands that every natural force duplicate itself into its offspring.

During creation, God subjected Himself to the same principle.

that creepeth upon the earth. [27] So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

The son of a goat is a goat; a cow can’t give birth to a dog. Likewise in living plant, a mango tree can’t produce a cashew fruit.

It follows that the sons and daughters of God are gods.

Psalm 82:6 KJV
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

If your father thinks and He thinks positively; you have no choice than to think positively.

This is different from the positive thinking of psychology. It is drawing life from the fountain of revealed truth.

 

 

Mind


Imaginative faculty

 

Dictionary meaning;Mind mean your thought; your way of thinking or feeling.

The story of Lazarus in Luke 6 is that of a man who closed his mind. He left the giant inside of him idle. I want you to know that you re the sole determinant of your height in life.

Every potential finds full expression through the mind. The size of your mind will determine your height in life. If you close the door of your mind or limit it to small dream, you will discover that your potential will be dormant, until you open up.

The best of Lazarus desire was to eat the crumbs that fell from the table. His dream was limited to crumbs. He never could fathom his becoming a rich man. You cannot go higher than your desire in life. Your potential find full expression when your mind is clear and open.

Luke 16:21say and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man table:moreover the dog came and licked the sores

Many mind are preoccupied with myopic vision. Romans 12 enjoin us to consistently renew our mind with the word of God. The dream you had yesterday, which to you is very big,might be too small for your today. Don’t be stagnant. Upgrade and renew your desires in life.

Sorry I am going for prep class continue when am back

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great mind 2

Poverty, sickness, confusion and stagnancy are offshoot of a sick mind. 3 john 2  says, “I wish above all things that you prosper and be in good health even as your soul prosper. ”

Your destiny in life is subject to the state of your mind. If your mind is healthy with the word of God, you will have healthy dreams.

The prosperity of your mind is the prosperity of your dream. The mind is like a water pipe. If it is not clean, it will pollute your desires. Once the desires are low and rotten, the potential becomes weak. Clean up your mind with the word of God. Let the past go. Give room for the new things God wants you to do.

Isaiah 43:18-19says-Remember not the former thing,neither consider the things of old. Behold I will do a new thing: now it shall spring forth: shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and river in desert.
Help God to help you. He will not open your mind for you. You must sit down with the spirit of God through your mind, to believe the impossible. When you read the bible, believe the miracles are real. Stop saying they are fairy tales.
Open your mind to the greatest of God.

when your mind is able to catch how great God is,this greatness unconsciously begin to rub off on you. You will begin to attempt the impossible.

A closed mind is the gateway to your inheritance.

Ephesians 3:20 summarizes it all. It says- Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly abundant above all that we ask or think, ACCORDING to the power that works in us.
Note the word ‘according’.

It means in proportion to going back to the scripture, it means that God exceeding power can only be in operation, through the power that works in us.

It therefore mean that God cannot work outside what man makes available for him.

It is pertinent that you work on your mind regularly, knowing that the mind is God testing ground.

The greatest miracle that can take place in the life of a man is for him to allow his mind to believe that things are possible with God. When your mind begin to operate on this truth, a higher force is released to push you to the realm of exploit. Let your mind open up to possibilities.

Many have closed their minds from attempting great things because the world has tagged those exploits as impossible. This is the key you need to open all doors.

All the people who invented and discovered great things started them in their minds. When the mind is in agreement,the head begins to function. Every signal of progress is flashed from the mind.

Regulate your mind to meditate and dwell on high things. Never allow it to stay low. Staying low and inactive will bring you low. This will be a disservice to God because God is not low.

You have been made in the image of God. That means you carry the divine potential inside you. You cannot afford to live less than the great opportunities the word of God offer you.

The wisdom from above


Divine wisdom

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 Why do I need divine wisdom?

(1). You need divine wisdom in order to exercise authority over every issue of life.

Life is complex, it takes the simplicity in Christ to solve life complexity.

2 Corinthians 11:3 KJV
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

To be in control over the affairs of life, divine wisdom is required.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 KJV
If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.

It’s not your fault that you are frustrated over the issues of life; it’s your knowledge that is inadequate. Knowledge is the key to dominion. Darkness reigns until light prevails.

1 John 1:5 KJV
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

(2). Divine wisdom guarantees your stability in our time.

Isaiah 33:6 KJV
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure.

It’s a jet set age with so much jostling and bustling here and there. Even believers are caught up in the web whether consciously or unconsciously. The whole world is unstable. Divine wisdom establishes your stability in every realm of existence.

That point lead us to the third point.

(3).  The carriers of divine are solutions that the world needs. We are in era of gross darkness, even state men are confused.

Isaiah 60:1-3 KJV
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. [2] For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. [3] And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

It’s my prayer as you plugged into the frequency of divine wisdom, this week, you with appear in white house.

You are doubting it,

Matthew 19:26 KJV
But Jesus beheld them , and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Daniel was ever relevant.

(4). Divine wisdom will make you a star. For you to be numbered among the world Highflyers, you must be a possessor of divine content.

Daniel 12:3 KJV
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

How can someone be a carrier of divine wisdom?

 (1). Be a soul hunter.

Proverbs 11:30 KJV
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

 (2). Pray for the lost to be saved

Matthew 6:9-10 KJV
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. [10] Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Whatever you prayed for others answer back for you.

Matthew 6:33 KJV
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

The life of the lost is God’s heartbeat. Carry a heart for Christ by pursuing after it utmost priority on earth. This is the platform where the supernatural grace flows.

(3). Key into the sacrificial alter –

The alter of sacrifice is the alter of sworn blessings. It takes a sacrificial approach to get anything from God.

Solomon offers the greatest sacrifice, no wonder he is the richest man ever liveth.

Malachi 3:7-10 KJV
Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them . Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? [8] Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. [9] Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. [10] Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it .

The act of wisdom


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THE ACT OF DIVINE WISDOM

(1). It makes high flyers. The impartation of divine wisdom on Daniel made him stand out even in the present of king and also singled him out.

Daniel 2:26-30 The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof?
Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king;
But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;
As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass.
But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.

(2).  It teaches man the truth via the holy spirit the spirit is the spirit of truth and can never mislead his Carrier.

1 Corinthians 2:12-13 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

(3). Divine wisdom is a source of happiness. A man of divine wisdom will always be at rest in the midst of trouble because there’s always divine instructions and guidance to tackle every situation per time.

Proverbs 3:13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

Remember holy Spirit is the access to divine blessed.
Remain blessed.
May the Lord bless his word richly In our heart..AMEN.

The teaching may be lengthy but pls let’s try to read with full attention…i pray that the holy Spirit will give us deeper meaning.

– Written by: Mayowa Adeyemi

The act of wisdom


The act or deeds of wisdom.

According to Oxford dictionary
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. –Coleridge.

Wisdom has been defined to be “the use of the best means for attaining the best ends. wisdom implies the union of high mental and moral excellence.

Let’s all note the word “use” wisdom is relevance when it is exercised both for our physical, financial, spiritual life… It covers every sphere of life including marital affairs.

Although the principle of how wisdom works is mysterious yet it is understood by the children of God produces evident and outstanding results when in place.

1 Corinthians 2:6-7 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
Divine wisdom is way far beyond common sense or human knowledge because it produces specifically rare and amazing results.
It is important for us to note that this wisdom is made available to us both for edifying the body of Christ and to profit our lives.

1 Corinthians 12:6-8 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit.
The peculiarity of divine wisdom is that it has a source and for a person to experience it’s fullness you have to completely plug in to the source.
Who is the source?it is who because the source is alive now and forever and he is JESUS.

1 Corinthians 3:10-11 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
As long as you are connected,the manifestation of divine wisdom is inestimable.
The spirit of wisdom does not need human effort it only requires human dedication and commitment and also it is a part of the package of the holy Spirit.

– Written by: Mayowa Adeyemi

To be continued…