Oh Lord Wean Me Now

O Lord, wean me!

O Lord, wean me now,
From the spirit of pride.
Why must I be proud?

Wean me Lord,
Before it becomes
   too late
From the spirit of pride,

Do I have Power?
Is it absolute?
Lord, wean me now!

It is on record
   in your Word,
that All authority
   has been given
You in heaven
and on earth. (Matthew 28:18)
You are not proud.

Lord, wean me now!
Do I occupy a position?
Can I receive it, if it
  had not come from heaven?

Lord, wean mw now!
Do I have wealth or
   riches?
Is it by my might or
   power?

Wean me, o Lord,
You possess the earth
   and all its fullness,
The world and those who
   dwell therein.

Wean me, o Lord!
The Proud rich man
   ended in hell
Lazarus, the poor but
humble in paradise,
Help me Lord.

Am I too old to serve the
    young ones in my generation?
Am I too Big to do
“Little and filthy jobs” for You?”
Wean  me Lord!

Does a veil cover my pride,
To accuse others of arrogance
When a cankerworm of pride
   had eaten deep into my bones
   and marrow?

Wean me o, Lord
Help me to turn a search light into
   my heart,
To know and uproot that hidden
   root of pride.

Wean me, o Lord!
Before it’s too late
Because it may soon be late
   In that you will come soon,
Do not meet me  in such a state!

Lord, wean me now!

Help me Lord, 
Let me not replace 
   You with myself in
   The lives of people
Let me not replace You
   with people in my life.

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Faith Contaminators

     Some years ago, a sick young man was given some capsules to take to heal him of his ailment. A few of the capsules fell on the ground and the young man picked them. The Doctor prevented him from doing so. The reason given by the Medical Practitioner was, “It has been contaminated.”

     A product that should not be eaten or drunk may contaminate one that is consumable, if they are mixed, thus rendering it useless.

     Do you know that the same thing is applicable to the things of the spirit?

     It is written in Hebrew 11:1-2 thus,
     “Now faith is the substance of things
     hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
     for by it the elders obtained a good
     testimony.”

     If you ever want to obtain a good testimony, you must be a man of faith.
     Not only-this, if you intend to please the Creator of the Heaven and the Earth, you must have faith and you will get good results.  Therefore, you must watch well. Watch for what/whom? Faith contaminators.

     As you build your faith by reading the Word of God, rely on your past testimonies of God’s goodness and faithfulness to you; as well as testimonies of other people. These Faith contaminators a readily available around you.

     WEAPONS
     Faith contaminators have their ready-made weapons. These are:
Facts about yourself. 1Samuel 17:33 (a-b) reads,
     “And Saul said to David, ‘you are not able to go against this
     Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth”

     That David was a youth was a fact, a seventeen years old young man. He was “by all human standards” not qualify to enlist on the army and did not in any way have the ability to fight a giant. What do you want to achieve that someone is disqualifying you because of certain personal facts? Yours may be age, qualification or something else, stick to your goal please.

Facts about your pursuit. This may be to overcome an obstacle or to achieve something great. Yet, facts may come from Faith contaminators thus
“… he is a man of war from his youth.”
     This was a fact about Goliath, the head of Philistines’ army who was to confront David in a battle. An inexperienced youth was about to confront an experienced warrior. Can you ever imagine the huge difference?
No matter numbers of facts disclosed about your pursuit, hold on to your faith.

Strange suggestions of weapon. When David insisted on chasing his goal of overcoming Goliath, another unworkable suggestion emerged. King Saul said,
     “Go, and the Lord be with you!”
     So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put
     A bronze helmet on his head, he also clothed him with
     A coat of mail.”   1Samuel 17:38.
     David resisted the use of these untested weapons. Faith contaminators can come up with their own weapon or best way to achieve your goal, insist on doing it as you are led by Spirit of God.

Senseless statement may be employed to contaminate your faith. During his trials of faith, the “best suggestion” Job’s wife could offer him was
     “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse
     God  and die!”   Job 2:9
     Such words may fly in your direction in your pursuit, hold on to your faith.

     What do you do now?
Be closer to the source that surely strengthens your faith. That is the Word of God.
Stand your ground.
“I have set the Lord always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I
shall not be moved.”   Psalm 16:8.
   
To do otherwise is to run after sorrows. Do you want to do this?

Move with people who can strengthen your faith. There are people near you or far who can be of help in your pursuit. A way of benefiting from those far from you is to read their faith-strengthening book(s).

Please, confess your faith secretly and publicly. David did not fail to do this. He said,
     “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw
     of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will
     deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”

     May the Lord strengthen your faith to achieve your set Godly goals in Jesus’ Name.
     Stay blessed and prepared for the coming of the Lord. 
Note
All Scriptures quoted are from New King James Version of the Holy Bible.

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Do You Know Your Status?

    Everyone ought to know who he is and what he has the ability to do. Failure to understand this about oneself will breed  problems, among which are, acting ultravires,impersonating another person, unnecessary struggling to take what is not right for you, and so on.

     If you know who you are and your satus, spiritually,socially or financially, you will be yourself anytime and anywhere. Whenever people want to ascribe another status to you, you will outrighty resist them.

     This was the case with John the Baptist.

     His father’s (Zechariahs) prophecy about him at birth described the new child as “the prophet of the Highest, “who will go” before the face of the Lord to prepare His way…” (Luke 1:76).

     The prophecy about Jesus Christ was, “he will be great, and will be called the son of the Highest,” Luke 1:32. NKJV

     As the two children grew up, they both knew their status before God, the Father. Not only this, they held on to their positions. There was never a time when John, the Baptist attempted to usurp the status and roles of the Lord Jesus Christ nor the other way round. They were steadfast on their individual roles.

     As usual, at a point in time, people came in to swap status between the two. They almost mistook John the Baptist for Christ but the former would not agree. The Scripture reveals,
    “I indeed baptise you with water
     unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is
     migthier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry.
     He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”   Matt 3:11, Like 3:15-17.
     At another time, certain disciples of John the Baptist made some unnecessary comparison between John and Jesus in John’s presence. The Prophet of the most High God responded,
     “You yourselves bear me withness, that I said, “I am not the
         Christ, but, “I have been sent before Him.
     He who has the bride is the bridegroom, but the friend of the
     bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly
       because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine
     is filled.”   John 28:29-30
      He must increase but I must decrease.”   John 3:28-30. NKJV.

     Let me point out here that John was older (in flesh) than Jesus Christ. To many people, age differernce is enough to lord it over others younger than they are.

    This was not with John.

    Then, was John the Baptist a mere or mean man?
    No!
    Jesus Christ has this great testimony about him:
    “But what did you go out to see?
9] A prophet? Yes, I say to you and more
    than a prophet.
11) Assuredly, I say to you among those born of women
     there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist…”   Mattew 11.

     Do you know your own status? Do you know your strenghts and weaknesses.
Are you one of those who would covet a position they lack ability to hold? If you must be a round peg in a round hole or a square peg in a square hole, you must know your status.
     Knowing your status will also help you not to lower your self perception and exteem. It will help you to know what you should do and not to run away from it. This is not arrogance. Knowing your status surely goes with humility. Please, try to know your status and you will know how to conduct yourself anywhere and anytime.
     Stay blessed and prepared to meet the coming Lord Jesus Christ.
NOTE All Scriptures quoted are from New King James Version of the Holy Bible.

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Do You Experience Fighting Within, War Without?

     “Outside were conflicts, inside were fears.” 2Cor 7:52.

     Trouble has become part of human existence. It is not peculiar to one individual or nation. As it happens to male, so it is with female. It does not spare any race, although it takes different forms.

     No matter what consitutes a trouble, it needs to be managed well so that you will not be drowned in the sea of that trouble. It lis sad that sometimes troubles come in multiples and they can be internal or external, i.e within or without.

     This was the experience of certain people of God in 2 Corinthians 7:5.
     “For indeed, when we came to Mecedonia, our bodies
     had no rest, but we were troubled on every side.
     Outside were conflicts, inside were fears”

     The leader of this group of people of God, Apostle Paul, knew what he was saying. Fear has torment and this was bottled up in them. The torment in fear is capable of paralysing anybody. In addition to fear and torment in it, they experience conflicts outside. The enemies of the Gospel of Jesus Christ persecuted them.

     Thank God that Paul and his group were on the Lord’s side and were able to withstand the storms within and without. Apostle Paul reveals,
     “Nevertheless God, who comforts the downcast, conforted
     us…” 2 Cor 7:6 a&b.
     Do you have the same experience like these people of God? You need the same personality who rescued them, that is God. If you miss Him in your life, you will not only have discomfort’
but the troubles can swallow you up. So you need God!

     It is pertinent to state here that there is an urgent need to examine yourself. Ask yourself, “What is the source of my troubles?” If the source is loss of a smooth or lack of a relationship with God who can save you, then you are doomed.   Deuteronomy 32:15 discloses,
     “But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked,
     You grew fat, you grew thick,
     You are obese!
     Then he forsook God who made him,
     And scornfully esteemed the Rock
      of his salvation.”
     What followed was,
“The sword shall destroy outside;
There shall be terror within.”     Deu 32:15.

     Where   have you missed it? Have you allowed the Lord’s provision for you to turn you into His enemy? You cannot be comfortable with that type of relationship. If you have enough, He provided it. If you do not have enough, He has all the provisions you need (and that which you will ever need).

     Please, let it become clear to you that
“He who made the outside make the inside also” and has absolute control over both.

You cannot do without Him.

     Therefore, return to your Maker who owns you and can control every trouble in your life, within or without. Let me bring this to a close with Apostle Paul’s statement
     “Blessed be the God and Father of our
     Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies
     and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all
     our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort
     those who are in any trouble, with the comfort
     with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2Cor 1:3-4
     Do you want to have the same experienced to utter these words? Draw nearer to God of all comfort. He will comfort you!
     Stay blessed and ptepared because the Lord is coming soon. 

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ARE YOU AWARE OF THESE FOUR THINGS?

    Knowing and receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour is not the end of faith but the starting point of a life-time journey. A child born toady should not remain as it is now, five or more (months) years later. Those who are associated with such a child will be seriously concerned and will not hesitate to take any necessary steps to ensure that the child experiences all necessary changes.

      That is growth!

     Apostle Paul had the same concern for the church in Colosse. He recommended what would ensure their growth and standing in Christ thus,
     “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord,
     So walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established
     in faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.”   Colossians 2:6-7 NKJV

     As a child needs certain things for growth, as the Apostle recommended for Colossians in dark as to what they should be aware of. These are things that are detrimental to their spiritual health and growth.

     What are these things?

Philosopy. Christians are not to live according to any human philosophy. You as a christian must not believe in any philosophical statements to control your life. You are supposed to live on the truth and not on facts. You are to live in faith. No human philosophy should have influence on you.

Empty deceit. There are lots of deceit in the world today. If you are not very careful, you can easily fall prey. Jesus Christ Himself warned in Matthew 24:24, when He was teaching about the events that would herald his coming,
“For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible even the elect. Falsehood and deceit are the signs of the end-time. Therefore, you must be aware of all forms of empty deceit.

Watch!

Tradition of men. You must be able to distinguish between Christ’s tradition and that of men. Good ideas are not necessarily God’s ideas. No matter how good the tradition is, beware of it. “What does the Holy Bible says?” must be what you must do. Every tradition of men contradicts that of God. To observe men’s tradition is to do contrary to the will of God. This is punishable because it is disobedience. Read this about the Lord’s people’s disobedience,
“Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths
And honor me with their lips,
But have removed their hearts far from me,
And their fear toward me is taught
By the commanment of men.”   Isaiah 29:13. NKJV.
     This becomes clearer by the conversation between Jesus Christ and the Religious leaders of His days. They acussed Jesus, “Why do your disciples trangress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.?” Jesus answered, “Why do you also trangress the commandment of God because of your tradition?… this you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.”   Matt 15:2-6. NKJV.

   Beware!

Rudiments of the world. Kingdom of God citizen have their own system while the world has its own. Are you a kingdom citizen? If yes, heed the words of Apostle Paul,
“Even so we, when we were children of the world.
But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?”   Gal 4:3,9 NKJV.
     To summarise this, to love every rudiments (elements) of the world is to opt for slavery. Do you want absolute freedom offered by Christ? Do not seek wordly elements.
     Be heaven focussed. Your citizenship is in heaven, patiently wait for the coming of Jesus Christ.
     Stay blessed and prepared for the coming of the Lord.
     Shalom!
NOTE
All Scriptures quoted are from New King James Version of the Holy Bible.

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A BANQUET FOR REVENGE.

        “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing,
    but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”   1Corinthians 1:18 NKJV.

     Those  believers who see the old Testament books as full of faults or mistakes are missing many good things. One of them is the beauty of the New Testament lived by certain characters in the old Testament of the Holy Bible. This group of Believers have forgotten that the Scriptures were written by those inspired by the Holy Spirit of God.

     One of the characters who demonstrated the instructions contained in New Testament in the Old was Queen Esther Ahasuerus.

     “How did she do this”?, you may ask?

     The instructions of Jesus Christ to His folowers go thus,
     “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless
     those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use
     you.
      ‘But love your enemies, do good,and lend, hoping for nothing
     in return:and your reward will be great…”   Luke 6:27,35. NKJV
    
    This is contained in the New Testament; do you know there is an equivalent verse in the Old Testament?   Proverbs 25:21 reads,
     “If your enemy is hungry, give him
      bread to eat,
     And if he is thirsty, give him water
     to drink,
     For so you will heap coal of fire
     on his head,
     And the Lord will reward you.”

     This was grossly demonstrated by Queen Esther.

     During the reign of King Ahasuerus, a powerful enemy rose to destroy the people of God, the Jews, who were in that kingdom. This was King Ahasuerus who reigned over one hundred and twenty-seven provinces, from India to Ethiopia, (Esther 1:1b) .This enemy of God’s people really perfected his plan very well. Haman paid the necessary money into the King’s treasury to ensure that the plan to elimante all Jews came to pass. Little knowing that Queen Esther was a Jewish woman.

     In that crucial time, Queen Esther rose to help her people. When she went in to the King to save her people, her response to the King’s question was astonishing.

The King’s question was,
     “What do you wish, Queen Esther? What is your request?
     it shall be given to  you-up to half the kingdom!” Esther 5:3.

     A common response would be to ask for the death of God’s enemy, Haman. This was not the case with Queen Esther. Her reply was,
     “If it pleased the King, let the King and Haman come today to 
     the banquet that I have prepared for him.”   Vesre 4.

    A casual glance at the King’s question and his Queen’s answer may portray the latter as an unserious soul. However, a careful examination brings out the best way to pay back an enemy in his own coins. It is also an evidence that she loved to obey the instructions of God of Israel.
     These question and answer were repeated in Esther 5 verse 6-8. The Queen did not invite new persons. Her guests at the banquet were the King and the enemy of God’s people, Haman. She entertained the one who had the aurhority over the land the person to be judged to the same table to eat her meal. This was done for two different reasons:
One: to make the heart of the King joyful as her husband and to reinforce his love for her “tasty fingers”.
Two: To “Leap coals of fire on Haman’s head” by turning the tide against him. She efficiently achieved her two-fold goals at the same banquet.

     At the right time when the iron of revenge was very hot, Queen Esther struck. The King’s question remained,
“What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request up to half the Kingdom? It shall be done!”   Esther 7:2.

     Queen Esther’s answer was modified to bring her pursuit to a logical conclusion. She said,
    “If I found favor in your sight, o King, and if it pleases the King,
    let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my
       request.
     For we have been sold, my people and I, to be destroyed, to
     be killed, and to be annihilated…
     The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman.”    Esther 7:3-4,6.

     What was the final outcome?

     King Ahasuerus commanded Haman to be hanged together with his ten sons. Haman replaced Mordecai who was hated by him. This hatred spread to the other Jews. He was hanged on the gallow he prepared for Mordecai. That is the irony of life!

     What apppeared to be foolishness in Queen Esther later turned into wisdom.
     Have you identified any known adversary? Do him good. He have done you evil but do good to him. You will reap what you sow and he what he sowed. Doing good means you heap coals of fire on him. You will then laugh last.
     Therefore, do not hesitate to give food to your hungry adversary. Prepare a Banquet of Revenge for your enemy by meeting his needs sincerely and faithfully.
     Stay blessed and prepared for the coming of the Lord.

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Great Miracle

Wonderful God

A Muslim man in Egypt killed his wife because she was reading the Bible and then buried her with their infant baby and an 8 year old daughter.

حيث ان الفتيات دفنوا و هم أحياء ! و قام بتبليغ الشرطة بالحادثة متهما العم بجريمته . و بعد 15 يوما يموت أحد أفراد العائلة . و عندما أرادوا دفنه , وجدوا تحت الرمل الفتاتان الصغيرتان على قيد الحياة .

The girls were buried alive! then He reported to the police that an uncle killed the kids. 15 days later, another family member died. When they went to bury him, they found the 2 little girls under the sand – ALIVE!
هذه الحادثة أغضبت الناس و حكم على الرجل بالإعدام

The country is outraged over the incident, and the man will be executed.
وقد سؤلت الفتات الكبرى عن كيفيت بقائها على قيد الحياة , فقالت : ‘ كان يجيء إلينا كل يوم رجل , كان هذا الرجل يلبس ثياب مشعّة و كان له جروح نازفة في يديه , كان يأتي و يطعمنا . و قد أيقظ أمي و بتالي فقد أستطاعت أن ترضع أختي . ‘
قالت الفتات هذا الكلام في مقابلة على التلفزيون المصرية الوطنية , و أفادة امراة مسلمة عبرأخبار مؤكدة. قالت فيها على التلفزيون الشعبي : ‘ كان هذا بلا شك السيد المسيح , لأن لا أحد غيره يستطيع فعل مثل هكذا أشياء! ‘

The older girl was asked how she had survived and she says ‘A man wearing shiny clothes, with bleeding wounds in his hands, came every day to feed us. He woke up my mom so she could nurse my sister,’ she said.

She was interviewed on Egyptian National TV, by availed Muslim woman news anchor. She said on public TV, ‘This was none other than JESUS, because nobody else does things like this!’

المسلمون يؤمنون بأن السيد المسيح يستطيع فعل هذا , ولكن الجراح تشير إلى أن السيد المسح حقا قد صلب , وأيضا من الواضح أنه على قيد الحياة ! , وأيضا من الواضح أن الطفلة لا تستطيع أن تخترع قصة مثل تلك , و أساس فإن من المستحيل بقاء الطفلتان على قيد الحياة بدون معجزة حقيقية ,

Muslims believe Isa (JESUS) would do this, but the wounds mean He really was crucified, and it’s clear also that He is alive! But, it’s also clear that the child could not make up a story like this, and there is no way these children could have survived without a true miracle. Muslim leaders are going to have a hard time to figure out what to do with this, and the popularity of the Passion movie doesn’t help! With Egypt at the centre of the media and education in the Middle East , you can be sure this story will spread.

السيد المس يح ما زال يقلب العالم رأسا على عقب! رجاء دع هذه القصة تنتشر بين الناس. يقول الله : ‘أنا سأبارك الشخص الذي يضع ثقته فيّ.’ أرميا 17.

Christ is still turning the world upside down! Please let this story be shared. The Lord says, ‘I will bless the person who puts his trust in me.’ Jeremiah 17..
رجاء أرسل هذه الرسالة إلى كل قائمتك والله سيكافئك بوفرة! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Please forward these to all on your list and GOD will reward you abundantly!!!!!!!!!!!
Please finish reading before you do anything else right now.
Read this to the end. My name is God. I know you will give your time for me. I love you and always bless you. I am always with you. I need you to spend 30 minutes of your time with me today. Don’t pray. Just praise. Today I want this message across the world before midnight. Will you help? Please do not cut it and I’ll help you with something that you are in need of. A blessing is coming your way. Please drop everything & pass it on. Tomorrow will be the Best Day of your Life. Send this to  friends Trust God.

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