THE BOKO HARAM RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE BIBLE

THE BOKO HARAM RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE BIBLE

Christ is the end of using the bible as our yardstick for righteousness. The righteousness presented in many parts of the bible is not the...

CHRISTMAS WITHOUT JESUS CHRIST

CHRISTMAS WITHOUT JESUS CHRIST

What happens when extortionists "hark the herald angels sing;" adulterers come with "all ye faithful;" and fraudsters proclaim the "tidings of...

PASTORS ARE PLANNING A MAJOR ROBBERY IN THE CHURCHES IN JANUARY

PASTORS ARE PLANNING A MAJOR ROBBERY IN THE CHURCHES IN JANUARY

The armed robber takes your money from you with a gun in his hand: the pastor takes your money by brandishing a bible.   Jesus berated the...

DOUBLE-MINDED PAUL

DOUBLE-MINDED PAUL

Those who insist Paul's word is the word of God might need to explain his hypocritical doctrinal somersaults. Jesus says: “Beware of these...

WHICH GOD IS THE FATHER OF JESUS? 2

WHICH GOD IS THE FATHER OF JESUS? 2

The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ does not send people to steal, kill and destroy. Is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ behind the wars,...

THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

  I'm in love and it's out of control. It's so overwhelming,I am lost but found. I was a baby Christian, basking in newborn fellowship...

LOVING GOD AND HATING MY WIFE

LOVING GOD AND HATING MY WIFE

  When a man who loves his wife meets the Lord, the Lord will set his wife against him. The love we are expected to have for God does not...

THE VALUE OF THE BIBLE

THE VALUE OF THE BIBLE

  The bible tells us about people who had intimate relationships with God in the past, and it shows how they were mightily blessed by...

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THE BOKO HARAM RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE BIBLE

boko haramChrist is the end of using the bible as our yardstick for righteousness.

The righteousness presented in many parts of the bible is not the righteousness of God.  Jeremiah declares that a righteous branch from David’s line shall be called: “The LORD Our Righteousness.” (Jeremiah 33:16).  It is Jesus, and not the bible, that is the righteousness of God.  If we persist in using the bible as a yardstick for righteousness, we will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Jesus was at pains to explain this to Paul.  Paul obtained his righteousness from the bible of his time: the law.  As a result, he regarded the killing of Christians as a righteous requirement of God, according to the tradition of Moses.  But Jesus showed Paul that the righteousness of Moses is flawed. He showed him the righteousness of God is not the righteousness of the “bible.” Add a comment

CHRISTMAS WITHOUT JESUS CHRIST

christmasWhat happens when extortionists "hark the herald angels sing;" adulterers come with "all ye faithful;" and fraudsters proclaim the "tidings of comfort and joy?"

Have you noticed that under certain circumstances it is necessary to be a Christian?  Many people may not go to church all year but on Christmas day we feel the need to do so.  We might not have gone to church for five years, but when we want to get married we feel it is necessary to do so in a church.  We may not have been going to church at all but now that we have a baby, we need a pastor to officiate at the naming ceremony and baptise the baby.

The church has become a commercial concern.  When we have just bought a car, built a house or started a business, it is time to look for a pastor to bless it.  When we have a naming ceremony, wedding or burial, it is time to rent a church to conduct the proceedings.  For the price of a hefty offering, churches are open for business.

 

Counterfeit Christmas

Christmas is no longer about the birth of Christ.  Jesus warns that the thief has come to steal, kill and destroy. (John 10:10).  Make no mistake about it, he has already stolen Christmas.

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RECEIVING POWER FROM ON HIGH

receiving powerLock God into a room with you and pocket the key.  Sit him down in a chair and pour out your heart to him.

My niece was getting married.  The reception was planned as a grand open-air affair.  But at the very onset of the event, thick rain-clouds formed, over-shadowing the location.  It was clear that it would not only rain, it would pour.

I motioned to a pastor friend and held out my hands to him.  “Come,” I said, “let us cancel this rain in Jesus’ name.”  Immediately, I observed naked fear in his face.  He probably thought I wanted to make fun of him. But I quickly held hands with him and prayed, asking God to turn back the rain. 

No sooner had we done this than the thick clouds broke and moved away; to the surprise and delight of my pastor friend.  It rained in other parts of Lekki, Lagos that Saturday afternoon; but there was not even a drizzle where we had the wedding reception. Add a comment

WHICH GOD IS THE FATHER OF JESUS? 2

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The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ does not send people to steal, kill and destroy.

Is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ behind the wars, massacres and genocide of the Jews in the Old Testament?  Certainly not!  God says “love your enemies;” he does not say annihilate them.  Jesus’ Father is merciful; and “he does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17).  As a matter of fact, “his mercy endures forever.” (Psalm 106:1).

Solomon says: “the path of the just is like the shining sun that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.” (Proverbs 4:18).  Even so, the bible provides progressive revelations of the character of God.  However, in the person of Jesus, we finally have the true full expression.  Jesus says: “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father… The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS

expectationsLet us make a detailed list of what we expect God to do for us in the coming year.

Luke records in the bible the story of a lame man who begged for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple.  All his wretched life, this man hoped for money, asked for money and begged for money.  Indeed, looking for money can be described as the story of his miserable life. 

Many of us have similar preoccupations.  We spend every day of our lives working for money and making money.  Some of us tabulate what we make on a daily basis.  Others stretch out their hands to receive wages and salaries at the end of every month.

 

Beggared prayers

If we happen to be Christians, we make a point of asking God for money at every turn.  We need money to pay our rent; pay school-fees; put food on the table; buy clothes and shoes; pay our debts and make ends meet. Add a comment

PASTORS ARE PLANNING A MAJOR ROBBERY IN THE CHURCHES IN JANUARY

first-fruitsThe armed robber takes your money from you with a gun in his hand: the pastor takes your money by brandishing a bible.

 

Jesus berated the mercenary religious leaders of biblical days.  He told them: “‘It is written, my house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’” (Matthew 21:13). 

This word remains pertinent to pastors in the churches of today.  They come up with all kinds of schemes designed to squeeze money out of their church-members.  They search the scriptures, looking for quotable quotes that can be used to make merchandise of men.  Some of their favourites are those scriptures dealing with giving first-fruits to priests.

 

Fleecing the flock

Those months with names ending with “ember” in English are sometimes referred to as the “ember” months.  These include September, October, November and December.  Strictly-speaking, October does not fit this bill; otherwise it would have been called “Octoember.”  Nevertheless, it is conventional also to include it as one of the “ember” months.  Add a comment

DOUBLE-MINDED PAUL

doublemindedThose who insist Paul's word is the word of God might need to explain his hypocritical doctrinal somersaults.

Jesus says: “Beware of these Pharisees and the way they pretend to be good when they aren't. But such hypocrisy cannot be hidden forever. It will become as evident as yeast in dough.” (Luke 12:1-2). 

Paul remained a Pharisee even after his conversion to Christianity.  He declared to the Sanhedrin: “I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee.” (Acts 23:6).  Moreover, with the compilation of his epistles into the bible, Paul’s hypocrisy is no longer hidden.  It is now abundantly clear. 

 

Boastful exceptions

God despises the boastful.  The psalmist says to God: “The boastful shall not stand in your sight.” (Psalm 5:5).  Paul acknowledges this.  He maintains it is ungodly to boast.  Add a comment

THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

 

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I'm in love and it's out of control. It's so overwhelming,I am lost but found.

I was a baby Christian, basking in newborn fellowship with the Lord.  I woke up one morning to discover I was singing a new song.  I had never sung it before; but it was clear I had been singing it in my sleep and continued now awake.  How do you sing a song you never knew before?  How come you know the words? 

Elihu says God gives us songs in the night. (Job 35:10).  I consulted a Pentecostal Hymnbook; checked the index and found the song: “When the Spirit of the Lord is Upon My Soul.”  I opened the book and confirmed I had been singing it word-for-word: “When the Spirit of the Lord is upon my soul, I will dance like David danced.”  “I will d-a-n-c-e; I will d-a-n-c-e.”

I was flabbergasted.  So God teaches us songs we do not know and we just sing it word-for-word miraculously?  I spent the entire morning singing the song; dancing all over the house.  From the shower, to my dressing, to my breakfast: I sang; I hummed; I danced.  I was a total nuisance. 

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