Category Archives: Grace
2 Tim.1:9 “For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.”
The next prophecy we would be examining is, the Messiah would be falsely accused. The prophecy is in Ps.35:11 “Malicious witnesses testify against me. They accuse me of crimes I know nothing about.”Note that this prophecy is different from the betrayal. Read the rest of this entry
Matt.11:28 “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”
Shepherds are to sheep what the goatherd is to goats. Have you ever seen a goatherd? I saw one once when I was serving in Northern Nigeria. That day, we were evangelizing from village to village, Read the rest of this entry
Ps.23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” [NKJV, with emphasis]
The first question Psalm 23 [please read] confronts us with is, who is your shepherd? David categorically says the Lord is my shepherd. You and I need to answer this question for ourselves, who is your shepherd? Read the rest of this entry
John 1:14 (NKJV) “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Grace comes to you when you submit and accept that God is wiser than you are. When you submit to the truth, the grace to be saved comes to you. The grace for prosperity will come to you when you submit to God’s truth. Read the rest of this entry
Eph. 2:8 (NRSV, with emphasis) “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God”
Over the next few days we are going to be looking at an aspect of being unstoppable that is usually overlooked even by Christians. Humility is a very powerful component in being unstoppable, Read the rest of this entry
Ps.32:8 “The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”
Roads are pathways to destinations. Road one leads to destination one and road two leads to destination two. The point of intersection between two pathways [roads] leading to two different destinations is a crossroad. Read the rest of this entry
2 kings 6:11 “The king of Aram… demanded, “Which of you is the traitor? Who has been informing the king of Israel of my plans?” 12 “It’s not us, my lord the king,” one of the officers replied. “Elisha, the prophet in Israel, tells the king of Israel even the words you speak in the privacy of your bedroom!”
The background to today’s scripture reference is, the king of Aram was at war with Israel. The Bible says that whatever battle strategy Aram came up Read the rest of this entry
There is such a huge contrast between Darius’ and Nebuchadnezzar’s responses to “defiance”. The reason is, Dairus obviously had experienced Daniel and had respect for him. Nebuchadnezzar on the other hand, had obviously not experienced the three young men and had no respect for them. In addition to that, Nebuchadnezzar had ulterior motives. His decree was out of his insecurity. Darius on the other hand yielded to “yes men” and discovered his error. However, favour and honour made Daniel a target. Some people’s response to favour is to avoid it all together and just coast through life. Some pray that God would reduce their measure of favour so that they will not attract attention. If you are favoured please be humble but embrace it and do not apologize for it or cut yourself down. You are not doing anyone a favour by making yourself look small. Stop it!
I know a family that would always train the domestic staff that they employ. They sponsor the person up to university level and give them a chance to make a life for themselves. So, they took in a boy, very intelligent chap, and started him up on the same path. He got into school and was excelling. One day, the boy’s mother showed up and started crying. She was convinced that the family wanted her son dead because if the people in the village hear of the boy’s progress, they will kill him. She pleaded with them to let him remain at the level of a domestic staff so that she can have her son in old age. They tried to point her to God’s protective covering that is available for her and her son. But when the woman saw that they were not accepting her proposition, she let it be. Then one day, she just showed up and took the boy back to the village.
Some people feel they need to wear rags to prolong their life. I am not saying you should become arrogant but if God’s favour on your life makes you a target, God Himself will protect you. We also see from the responses of the other administrators and high officers, that when people do not respond positively to the favour on another person, they became breakfast for lions. I pray that you will respond well, and those that become jealous of the favour on your life will be breakfast for lions in Jesus Name. If God is blessing your neighbor, He is in your neighborhood, so rejoice!
Prayer: O Lord, fight those fighting me; declare war on them for their attacks on me. Put on your armor, take your shield and protect me by standing in front, in Jesus Name. Amen [Ps.35:1-2, TLB]
Jn.1:17 “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
Antinomianism is the concept of grace that says you can sin all you like. In fact, it suggests that the more you sin, the more the grace. Are you familiar with this theory? It is called the “Eternal Salvation [E.S.]” movement –once saved, forever saved. Read the rest of this entry
Matt.7:11 “So if you, sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him. 12 “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of …the law and the prophets”
Parents, are all your children perfect? Or do you have one perfect child at least? I do not think any parent has perfect children. Do you love them a little bit or absolutely, regardless? I am certain that every parent would say absolutely! Read the rest of this entry