My wife put me to bed on Thursday 14/07/2022 and we had our child named on Thursday 21/07/2022. Our child’s names are David, Inioluwa (Heritage), Eriifeoluwa (the testimony of God’s love), Adeyinka (crown surrounds me), Obaloluwa (God is the king), Adekolawole (He has come to bring in wealth), Akinola (The warrior of wealth), Fortunate, Emmanuel. He is our firstborn since we got married in October 2021. Join me in the celebration.

According to my private philosophy, I believe the name of a child has something to do with the destiny of a child. Remember Jabez in the bible, Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria, Jacob means trickster and he exhibited what his name meant. God had to first change the names of His people to suit their offices so that they could fulfill their assignmentsy on earth. ‘Simon‘ means shaking reeds was changed to ‘Peter‘ original a Greek name, “Cephas” means ‘rock‘. Before the Holy Spirit came, Peter was a fearful Peter, but when He came, “Peter the rock” came alive. His name has to be changed to suit the ruggedness of his office. Jacob was changed to Israel, and Sarai was changed to Sarah. Abram was changed to Abraham. God is giving you a new name. Amen!

Nicodemus asked Jesus How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!”

Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.

You should not be surprised at my saying, `You  must be born again.’The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.

“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.

“You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven–the Son of Man (John.3:4-3).

I would love to have your views about your understanding of the above scripture. What does it mean to be born again? What does it mean to enter the kingdom of heaven? Is it the same thing as going to heaven or dominating the earth with heaven’s culture and system? What is the meaning of being born of water and spirit? Let’s keep the conversation going. You can drop your comments in the comments sections.

The Secret of Rest

The secret of rest

Rest is the cardinal mark of faith. When Jesus told the fig tree to dried up, He did not stay there to watch if it would happen because of His confidence in the power of God, He left. It was His disciples who later saw that the decree that Jesus issued Has come to be (Mark.11:20).

There is a place of rest that you must have entered before God comes in. Your being fretted and despondent will not move God. In a doubled wrestling matches, a partner outside the ring must tap the hands of the one inside the ring before he comes inside, failure to do so is regarded as a foul play. So also, you will need to tap God’s hands for him to comes in.

Hannah cried and worried, she was fretted and heavied. But, when she came out of her worries and put a vow on her request, went home and worried no more, then God came in. The result – she got a baby. 1.Sam.1:10-20

It is the jet set age with so much jostling and bustling here and there, even Christians are caught up in the web. People are running helter skelter. A good Christian will always be composed because of his conscious of God’s presence.

During Jesus earthly ministry, there was no strain found in Him, He was always composed and calmed. Even when His disciples were ruled by the fear of the storm, He could afford to sleep because He was very conscious that God’s presence – though I don’t believe that Jesus was actually sleeping since He could see there troubles, but He was at comfort.

What can you do about it? What are you going to eat, drink, wear are always clamouring for your attention. Did you know that there are some Christians even when they are praying their minds will be racing from one issue to another: thinking of how to pay the school fees of the children who are about to resume in a week time, how to deal with a disrespectful house wise who doesn’t know how to respect her husband, etc – he has not prayed intelligent for a single item yet thereby rendering the whole process ineffective.

Don’t think that your much worries and cries  will ever move God. God has not called you to meditate on your problems, but he has called you to meditate on his word and obey them.

“This book of law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous and have good success.” Jos.1:8

If you wait for something spectacular to drop from heaven before you put His word to work, you will wait for ever.

Ceased from all fruitless labour and enter into a place of rest in our lord Jesus Christ.

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