Dearly beloved brethren,these are the days where the church (i.e the assembly of saved spirit ,to be saved in the soul , ACTS 2:47), we must constantly purge herself of dirt , and everything that easily beset us , we must be hasty to depart from the course of this world which satan has designed […]
Dearly beloved brethren,these are the days where the church (i.e the assembly of saved spirit ,to be saved in the soul , ACTS 2:47), we must constantly purge herself of dirt , and everything that easily beset us , we must be hasty to depart from the course of this world which satan has designed for himself that men may walk there in .
We must take heed not to look back to Babylon (spiritual allegory for the present world) .
Genesis 19:26 ” but his wife looked back from behind him, and she back a pillar of salt”
Just like Lot’s wife , she was taken out of Sodom and Gomorrah which is a shadow of salvation of the spirit but her soul was still cleaved to Sodom and Gomorrah, then she became a pillar of salt.
We must be ready to put away dead works or works of the flesh which are the expressions of the course of this world .
These are the days when the church must hasten to be conformed unto the image of Christ , we cannot afford to be conformed to this present world Romans 12:2.
God is raising an Army of people out of the church for Himself and we cannot afford to be tainted by this world , we have been called to inherit God ….OUR CALL IS SO REAL.
our calling is so real
our salvation draweth nigh
riding on the wings of the Spirit
we are growing up as man -child
to abide the mount of worship
riding on the wings of the spirit.
The Consuming Gaze of Love
His eyes burn with passion for me
Passion so strong, pursuit so unrelenting
It’s a hard chase after my soul
Yes He’s after my soul
His eyes are a consuming fire
Cutting through the deepest and most secret places
Right there in the very recesses of my soul
Like a sharp two-edged sword
I love the eyes of my Lord
The eyes of the Lamb are seven
The eyes of the Lamb are perfect
The eyes of the Lamb have looked upon me
Burning away all my uncleanness
Just one look, and I am swept into Your eternity
Like a spell I am cast into the captivity of your glance
Under the charm of your eagle eyes
Piercing through my most mysterious darkness
The Coming of the Groom
Behold He runs towards His enstranged bethrothed!
With fire in His eyes He burns towards me
Oh how I melt under the heat of His approach!
Oh the pain of red burning coal upon the sin coated foreskin of my heart!
And He draws nearer and nearer
This love is jealous
Yea His name is jealous
This love has given all
He is coming to take me all
His winnowing fork is in His hands
To clear His threshing floor
To gather the wheat into His barn
But He will burn up the chaff
With unquenchable fire
Love flame! Passion unstoppable!
Many waters cannot quench it
Neither can the floods drown it
I saw this piece from a friend and it really blessed me
Deep down in the dark
No light could I see
Fear, anxiety all around me
Too much to say,
None to share with
Some times I said so much
And still said nothing
Sometimes with so many people
Yet all alone.
For I had gone too far.
Deep down that path,
with no promise of help ahead.
Stop! Love screamed!
I stopped dead in my tracks
Turn back! He continued.
I turned, unsure.
Come! Hope beckoned
..with loving arms outstretched
I took few weak steps,
He couldn’t actually mean that I said to myself.
I was shocked to see I wasn’t the only one doing the walking,
He was running to me also.
Radiant! Beautiful in every way.
He couldn’t want me
He sure wouldn’t even hold me
He looked too amazing
Ugh?!! I was in shock!
I was already in His arms
I looked into His eyes and saw myself
A mirror of him, perfect in every way!
How he translated me
From darkness into his marvellous light
Grace found me
Hope called me
Love pulled me into his arms
Abba father! I cried
I now walk with The Way
Surely here to stay.
I am forever changed.
L0ve not the world,neither the things that are in the world .if any man love the world ,the love of the father is not in him’
John was admonishing the believers not to love the ‘world’. There is a world in which satan has coined for himself and he’s the god of that world (2 corinthians 4 vs 3-4) he rules the affairs of that world he created.The main elements which he uses to rule the affairs of this world are;
1.Lust of the flesh
2.Lust of the eyes
3.The pride of Life
It is very expedient for us to note that these things are against God,even the system of this world is anti-God so as Christians we must be very careful even in our sojourn in this earth.
If you keep sowing to the flesh you are deadning the spirit. If the flesh tells you can cheat in an exam or to steal or to watch that pornography and you keep gratifying the things of the flesh before u know it you are way too lost.we should not forget that there’s a way Satan has charted for mankind since the fall which according to Ephesian 2 vs 2 is called the Course of this world and this way is against the plans of God and the end is destruction.
So then how do I forsake the World and Love God again?
1. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour(Romans 10 vs 9-10)
2.Desist from friends,music,films,novels that keep draging u back to the world.
3.Be God-crazy I.e be a lover of God and His presence,also be a lover of His word bcos faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
4.Keep the atmosphere of the spirit by reading spiritual books, sermons and songs as in let your smartphones,laptops,iPods be filled with God.
5. Lastly have trusted friends,pastors and Leaders you are accounted to.
Together we can do away with the things of the World and be God crazy again (Galatians 5:16-20).
Prayer:Lord help me sow to the spirit so that I may reap righteousness.
It is always said that if you do not know your destination, then anywhere is your destination,but if you have the knowledge of your end or destination it will be very easy for you to get there.
so what am I driving at ,as Christians it is very important to note that our hope is not anything earthly ,anything an unbeliever can get is not our hope ,so our hope is not to be the richest people on the earth or to have cars or to have things in the world, since there are many unbelievers that have these things, though we would have these things but those are not our hope. our hope is not even just to make heaven ,if that was our hope , then the moment we accepted Jesus christ we would have been taken to heaven immediately,but that is not the case we are still here , even the heavens shall pass away how do i know this? let’s check 2 Peter 3:10 “but the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night ;in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise ,and the elements shall melt with fervent heat ,the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” Hebrews 1:10 -12 “And, thou ,Lord , in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth ; and the heavens are the works of thine hands : they shall perish ; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up ,and they shall be changed :but thou are the same , and thy years shall not fail” Isaiah 51:6 “Lift up your eyes to the heavens , and look upon the earth beneath :for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke ,and the earth shall wax old like a garment , and they that dwell in shall die in like manner ; but my salvation shall be for ever , and my rightoutsness shall not be abolished “
so since we know that all these things are not worth being our hope, what then is our hope as believers ? our hope can only be something that would not fade away or perish, 1 Peter 1:3-4 and the only one who will not fade away is GOD so our hope is God .
so the important of the Gospel is to paint our hope , our calling to us as believers , so that we can race and attain the hope set before us that is humanity might be one with Divinity , that through out our earthly sojourn we would be God carriers , we would house God and God Himself shall make His abode in us HALLELUJAH , how glorious will it be if the person of the Godhead is dwelling in us Isaiah 66 :1-2 “for thus says the LORD , The heaven is my throne , and the earth is my footstool:where is the house that ye build un to me? and where is the place of my rest ,for all these things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been ,saith the Lord ; but to this man will i look , even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit , and trembleth at my word”
so we have not been called to do religion we have been called to house GOD , we have a high calling. PRAISE GOD!!
what is it about #NO SUM?
NO SUM simply means no sex until marriage.In a world where almost everything you see on the tv screen, on social media points to sexual impurity,in a world where you mention that you are a virgin amidst your colleagues and they laugh you to scorn ,in a world where our elementary schools are not safe anymore,even our universities like the one I attend are so full of impurities. No one wants to wait anylonger.But despite all these I still stand for sexual purity and this is to that young boy or girl reading this and he/she is under pressure and it seems everyone is doing it,I want you to know you are not alone, a world of sexual purity is possible and together we can stand.
And to you that have made mistakes ,this is not to condemn you but for you to rise again and stay sexually pure again. once again a world of sexual purity is possible.
I AM FEMI OLAYEMI AND I STAND FOR SEXUAL PURITY ,join thousands of youth around the world as we celebrate virginity day 2016