Trusting God in Godliness


Trusting God in Godliness

We make our marks in life by trusting God in Godly living. God specializes at lifting and building people but our trust in His ability to perform it is a prerequisite

When faith advances into trust, every element of doubt is destroyed. Many of us prefer the blessings of Abraham but posses the faith of Thomas. Life can’t be sweet than the level of our faith.

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. [6] But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. [7] For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. [8] A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” – JMS.1:5-8

 

What is trust?

Trust is a deep-seated conviction – this implies that you’re not daunted by the situations and happenings around you. Instead you’re listening to what the WORD says irrespective of what the WORLD says

BIBLICAL INSTANCES OF TRUST

By trust, Abraham became the father of nations. Immortality swallows up mortality in Abraham as he was dead ready to sacrifice his only long awaited son. He trusted God in his ability to delivers.

“And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. [7] And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? [8] And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. [9] And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. [10] And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. [11] And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. [12] And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. [13] And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.” – Gen.22:6-13

 

By trust, the three Hebrew boys were rescued. These boys said O Nebuchadnezzar – no title – we are not careful to answer you in this matter. And God saw this dogged determination in this guys and his heartbeat was as “I must rescue my children today” He delivered!

“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. [17] If it be so , our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. [18] But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.” – Dan.3:16-18

 

Trusting God in Godly living

WHAT ARE THE PROOFS OF TRUST?

(i). Godliness – Your trust in God ends where your Godly living stops. The fear of God is the capital proof of our trust in God.

“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; [16] Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” – 1Pet.1:15-16

Godliness is the key to greatness

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” – Dan.1:8
“Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him.” – Dan.2:46

 

study the above two scripture very well. Your tomorrow is determined by your Godly living today.

(ii). Obedience – Faith is an element of trust. Trust and faith are inseparable. While faith requires work to works. Faith without work is dead. That is, faith without taking responsibilities is dead.

“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. [18] Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.” – JMS.2:17-18
“But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” – JMS.2:20

 

Stop waiting, you’ve waited for long. Enough is enough. It’s high time you act. Take practical and demonstrative steps pertaining scriptural injunctions. That’s how faith works! It doesn’t works in theory.

“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.” JMS.1:22-25

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Understanding the avenue to a golden destiny (c)


Understanding the avenue to a golden destiny

THE FEAR OF GOD

The fear of God enhances and advances you to operate on a wavelength with God as God is ever ready to entrust His secret to those who fear Him.

Whereas, manifestation is a  product of revelation

“The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.” PS.25:14

 

Understand this: Your wisdom ends where your fear for God’s injunctions or instructions stops. Wisdom is applied knowledge. It’s knowing the right thing to do from the word of God and do it.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments : his praise endureth for ever.” – Pslm.111:10

 

Strictly speaking, our greatest asset in life is the fear of the lord. Joseph and Daniel reigned by the fear of the lord. Get this straight – your reigning in life stops where your fear for scriptural injunctions stops.

For instance, when God saw the dogged determination in Daniel that he could not defiled himself with the king’s meat,and God’s heartbeat was like “i must honoured my son” and then king Nebuchadnezzar had to bow and worshipped Daniel.

“Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him.” – Dan.2:46

 

The capital truth is that life is a choice. By choice, Daniel reigned.

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” – Dan.1:8
“Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.” – Dan.6:5

 

And the god and goddess truth is that the aces are in our hands. By choice again, Joseph ruled.

“And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.” – Gen.39:2

 

I pray, in the mighty name of Jesus, you’re are the next to reign!

Choose to be different. Those three Hebrew boys would rather die than to bow for the king’s golden image. “If you can’t beat them join them” this statement is a demonic statement. You can’t beat them by joining them orelse, you will remain under them. God so good there is freedom of choice in the constitution of Nigeria. Choose wisely!

 

 

The fear of God


The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom

From the scripture, we were told that the fear of God is the point where wisdom starts from.

Proverbs 1:7 KJV
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

This word hit me like a thunderbolt. “Servitude is a product of foolishness.” They don’t make  fools  kings (only the wise are made kings). Wisdom is to know the right to do and do it.

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.

Wisdom is the stability this time that we are now(if you lack wisdom in this era, you will crumble to the floor). It’s my prayer that you won’t sink in life.

Hear this: Christianity without demarcation will not stand the test of time. You can’t beat them by joining them – you will remain under them. The day of judgement is coming when the sheep will be separated from the goats.

Malachi 3:16-18 KJV
Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it , and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord , and that thought upon his name. [17] And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. [18] Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

My dear readers, please be different. Choose to be different. Things that will impress you won’t expand you, things that will expand you won’t impress you. God doesn’t speak to impress people, He speaks to expand people.

 

You can't beat them by joining them, you will remain under them

 

Wait a minute, God saw this dogged determination in this three Hebrew boys that they wouldn’t bow down for any thin god expect the greatest God that they had known and God heartbeat was like “I must rescue my children today.” Did you know what happened? He delivered them.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. [17] If it be so , our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. [18] But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Listen to me: because others are doing it doesn’t mean that you should be doing it. The fear of God is your bail out in this generation.  Joseph flee fornication and he became a prime minister. Daniel was faultless and remained relevant during His time. Get this straight: you can’t fear God and be useless.

Since the days of the Patriarchal until now, those who have  reigned in life are those who fear God  (Men that carry heart for Christ). Hates whatever God hates; disapproves whatever God disapproves. This is the secret of rest.

It’s a restless world, it’s the jet set age. Whether consciously and unconsciously even believers are caught up in the web. Only those who will abide in Jesus by obeying His commandments will be at peace.

The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom (very correct).

 

 

Anxiety – evidence of doubt


Anxiety is the cardinal evidence of doubt. Many are bound with fear due to ignorance of what the word says. A qualitative knowledge about the word of God will set you free from every rule of fear forever (2.Tim.1:7).

And, do you know what the scripture says concerning a doubtful man?

For let not that man think he shall receive anything from God.” JMS.1:7.

A time came when the Syrian government were waging war against the Israel. Whenever they made war planes and plan to attack Israel it always got leak to Prophet Elisha through divine intervention and the prophet always fed the king with the information.

Out of frustration, the Syrian army were sent to arrest the prophet. Gehazi, the prophet’s servant was almost paralyzed with fear. There was no strain found in the prophet because he could see into the spirit realm.

He prayed that his servant’s eyes popped open, and Gehazi too could see into the spirit and the host of angels that encamped them. He too became fearless.

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

It is a restless world. Helter skelter everyone runs. It is the jet set age. Consciously or unconsciously even believers are caught up in the web.

Many out of fear and anxiety rushed into prayers when they are confronted with a problem instead of going for the scripture first.   It is the incoming of the word that sparks off the light and illuminates around every dark area.

Many people think  their much worries, cries and complains will move God, this is another lie from the pit of hell.

Hannah was fretted and despondent. She cried and blamed everyone. She blamed God. She blamed her spouse and rival. And, God could not be moved. The tauting provocation of her husband almost drove her crazy.

Until you step out of the ring, don’t expect your partner (God) to steps in.

Stop listening to what the WORLD says concerning you issue. Start hearing to what the WORD says.

Jesus could not be daunted by the threats and provocations of the devil and the Jews during his earthly ministry. His presence made demons to cry out his name and left their victims.

No strain was found in Jesus during his earthly ministry, He was always calmed and composed.

Even when his disciples were wearing out themselves frantically in a bid to save their lives, He could afford to sleep. And, when they remembered to invite him into the issue, he spoke and the storm was calmed.

Every storm (problem) of life has a way to it.  The bible is a solution book. It has  multi-purpose solutions to all problems. Busy yourself with God’s prime interest – kingdom interest – and see him busy himself with your earthly well-being.

Loose yourself from the shackles of religion. Shake off your feet from the dust. Embrace the truth today and be free from the devil’s fold.

 

 

 

 

Releasing the power of faith


Understanding the power of faith

What is faith? 

Faith is not a believe system.

Faith is not waiting.

Faith is an act or action 

“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelves years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment.” Mat.9:20

Faith is working out our miracles by putting God’s word to work. Faith is work. Faith is dead alone – faith without work is dead.

Even so faith, if it hath not works is dead being alone. Yea, a man may say. Thou hast faith, and I have no works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” James.2:17-18/20

What are in the power of faith?

1). Both positive and negative forces in all spheres of existence bow to the power of faith – even death bows to the power of faith.

These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.” Jn.11:11

2). Faith has the potency to unseat every force of the wicked that is sitting on your destiny – your can return back to the sender every arrow of the enemy.

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all fiery darts of the wicked.” Eph.6:16

3). There is power in faith which enables you to have it just the way you want it in life – This is why you have to give up the impossibility syndrome – move out of the box, you can cause things to happen in life by faith.

“And Jesus looking upon them saith, with men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.” Mark.10:27, Mat.19:26; Lk.18:27

*It is noteworthy that those that will scale through in these hard times are only those that will live by faith.

“Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but he just shall live by his faith.” Hab.2:4

“For the therein is the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.” Rom.1:17

How can I develop my faith?

While new birth qualifies you as a potential winner in Christ, faith establishes your victory in Christ. Faith is the hall mark of a winning Christian.

It takes time to develop faith. Some of us want the blessings of Abraham and have the faith of Thomas. Life cannot be beautiful than your faith’s level. However, here are the steps to build your faith:

a). Take a daily dose of God’s word

“So faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” Rom.10:17

b). Maintain a consistence prayer life. Makes kingdom focused prayers your life style. (Mat.6:6, 1Thes. 5:17)

C). Join the foot soldiers of Christ by hunting after lost souls on the harvest field.  Soul winning is not a talent neither a gift. It is a mandate.

“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 ask of the father in my name, he will give it unto you.” Jn.15:16.

d). Always maintain a joyful heart in every situation. And, always see into the realm of the spirit.

God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” Jn.4:24

e). Deprogram yourself from negative thoughts and sound your positive desires. (Prov.18:21; 23:7)

f). Pray in the Holy Ghost. In order to build your faith you must engage the Holy Spirit in your prayer.

But, ye, beloved, building up yourself on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.” Jude.1:20