In 1994 or thereabout,a training programme was organised in London that attracted participants from all parts of the world.
A Chinese who attended the programme almost forgot the reasons for his going to London.He was carried away by those things that were attractive and cheaper than what obtained in his country.He bought as many of such ‘essential commodities’ as the money on him(ESTACODE) could buy.He was, in fact,satisfied with all the items.Every attempt by other participants to disuade him proved abortive.They made him to realise that he would need some cash when he return home- all to no avail.
At the end of the three-month course,everybody was ready to go back home.It was then that it dawned on the Chines that
a)the money left on him could not pay for transportation of all items bought.
a)about three quarter of the ‘load’ would not be allowed into his country.They were ‘contrabands’.They were illegal items that should never find their way into China.
What did he do?He separated the ‘illegal items’ from the rest.He then chose those that he could pay for their transportation.Others he left back because nobody wanted to buy them from him nor take them as gifts because they will become burdens.What a pity? What a waste of resources!
If that happens between countries of the world and their citizens,same holds between the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of Earth.Then, the Lord Jesur Christ is perfectly right to counsel thus:
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth,where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,where neither moth nor rust destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal.For where your treasure is,there your heart will be also.’ Matthew6:19-21
Do you comply with the above instruction?Failure to do so could be the only reason you live miserably.Why you are happy today,sad tomorrow.That may be the purpose for your joy like smoke that goes away.You are never satisfied with what you have;more,more is your song.You do not think of Heaven,your home,but what you can acquire here.This has crowded God out of your heat.What must you do now?
Simple,confess,repent and forsake all your sins,misdeeds.Ask the Lord to forgive you and welcome you home to himself.Tell Him to become your Lord and Saviour now and forever.Tell the Lord Jesus that you will live the rest of your life for Him because in Him only is abundant life.Obtain a copy of the Holy Bible to know more on how to lay up treasures for yourself in Heaven.Join an assembly of Believers for fellowship.Stop acquiring contrabands!Stay blessed in Jesus name.


About 4thlink

I am a full time Minister of God based in Nigeria,West Africa. I am an accountant turned preacher with grace to utter a word of comfort for every person that needs it. I have special interest creating a happy home because I hate divorce as God does.I've been used of God to heal broken homes & hearts. My hobbies include,reading,writing,photography & listening to good christian music.
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