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|Romance / Re: A True Life Internet Love Story: Pls check story for daily updates. by Gentle_Soul: 3:27pm On Jun 06, 2011|
|Romance / Re: Help! I'm Above 30 And Under Pressure To Get Married by Gentle_Soul: 1:27pm On Jan 21, 2011|
I don't know why I gave this thread a serious thought last night; and what kept flashing on mind was something the Lord told me in 2007.
Singlelife and other single Christian ladies: I suggest you ask God for where your husband is located. Wrong location is one of the reasons why many young men and women are still single.
Keep in mind what the Scripture says "he that findeth a wife, findeth a good thing and obtaineth favor from the Lord,"
It's the man's responsibility to locate the woman, but think of this: If the man/woman is wrongly located, what are the chances that they would meet? I believe in God's power, but you need to seek Him for direction because your man may not be in your circle of influence.
Some years ago, the Lord gave me a revelation to broaden my knowledge on how He works miracles:
I saw a young woman in her early thirties praying in her office. In the vision, the lady was pacing praying intensely. But the next minute, I saw her crying because she was suspended at work. I couldn't make a head or tail of the vision until a few minutes later. Then I saw her in a church talking to some brethren about fraud in her department and how she wanted them to join her in prayers. Obviously, she's upwardly mobile and would not trade her lucrative job for anything. The vision was interrupted briefly as I woke up to do something. The next thing I saw in the vision when it continued was that the lady decided to visit her Mom in another state during her suspension period. In a nutshell, she met her husband when she was going to see her mother. The guy was among some people that the public transport vehicle abandoned by the road side due to a mechanical fault.
Romans 8:28 - All things work together for good to them that love the Lord, and those who are the called according to His purpose.
|Romance / Re: Help! I'm Above 30 And Under Pressure To Get Married by Gentle_Soul: 5:17pm On Jan 20, 2011|
God be praised for your life. Your single status is not a disease, so please do not be cowed into making any life changing decision without God. There's no situation that God cannot handle. That He has not granted your heart desire does not mean He's not aware of it or that He does not care. He cares for you. Our desires on this side of eternity are the best we can think of; but I want to say that God feels our concerns, worries, and He is interested in guiding us.
I don't know your story or history before the Lord, but keep your confession of faith and do not lower your spiritual standards. A married life is desirable because no one wants to remain single and lonely for life. But have you thought that in God's infinite wisdom, He may have delayed your marriage for certain things that are not yet in place? If you can't think of anything about you not yet in place, think of the man that God is planning to bring your way.
Another thing I will suggest is to seek God through fasting and prayer - seek God for strength if you are weak in this area. I have seen God revealing reasons behind certain situations, and I have witnessed Him performed miracles when believers seek Him earnestly.
Your single status is not peculiar to you. There are some of my female friends (born again) sisters who are seeking God's intervention over the same issue. I believe you will agree with me that to be single and alive is better than to be married to a philanderer? What many married people and supposed Christians are coping with will blow your mind. Please take solace in God and continue to seek Him. He knows the best time to make it happen.
As you pray for yourself, I'll advise you keep the man in prayers, too. Many young and eligible bachelors are looking for a lady like you, so asking God to bless and lead the man is another way to invest into his life before meeting him.
I pray that you shall go off the market very soon in Jesus' name. Amen.
|Religion / Re: How Has Your Walk With God Been? by Gentle_Soul: 2:26pm On Jan 18, 2011|
God has been faithful.
Left to me I'd go with the flow but the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus (Grace) has been my strength. Temptations all over the place, and the beautiful girls in Nigeria are not making it easy on man. One wonders where they breed 'em girls! It seems the closer one gets to God the more intense temptation becomes. But as a minister of the gospel I cannot afford to look at a woman twice before taking to my heels lest the inevitable happens.
I remember an experience in 2009. I was back in Nigeria and a young lady I had met previously in 2008 before going abroad called from Lagos and asked me to invite her over to Abuja. I almost did but praise be unto God for bailing me out. Now the same lady sits in the congregation where I co-pastor with a friend. We look at each other with this "hmmm" kinda look.
The most challenging to me is lack of enriching fellowship with brethren. Many Christians in my neighborhood are steep in shallowness, and the spiritual "big wigs" are way up and unreachable. May God help us all. Amen!
Thanks for creating this thread.
|Travel / Re: Nigerians In The Diaspora Would You Move Back Home ? by Gentle_Soul: 7:55pm On Oct 28, 2010|
Moved back home in 2004 after sojourning in the US for 9 years! I have had my ups and downs in Nigeria, but things are getting clearer now. First thing I did to gain back my sanity was to stop watching TV. I also stopped reading dailies, tabloids and listening to events around me, because the value system was driving me nuts. Now, I read news about Nigeria online once in a while!
I went back to the States in 2008 for a six month rest, a much needed rest at the time.
Nigeria is a cool place if you can make a comfortable living!
|Religion / Re: Nairaland Christian E-Fellowship by Gentle_Soul: 3:57pm On Jul 21, 2010|
Oh my, my!
The Lord is good, a stronghold in the days of trouble, and He knoweth them that trust in Him. - Nahum 1:7
|Religion / Re: Christians, Please Interpret, Exposit, Explain, And/or Exegete This Passages by Gentle_Soul: 11:54pm On Jun 12, 2010|
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|Computers / Re: We Need An Assistant Moderator Here by Gentle_Soul: 5:16pm On Jan 21, 2009|
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|Computers / Re: We Need An Assistant Moderator Here by Gentle_Soul: 12:36am On Jan 21, 2009|
Did you get the email I sent to you about my profile? It was sent to firstname.lastname@example.org?
I await your response.
Thanks for the good works!
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|Religion / Re: Christians, Please Interpret, Exposit, Explain, And/or Exegete This Passages by Gentle_Soul: 7:43am On Jan 08, 2009|
Q: Why did Jesus curse the fig tree?
A: Jesus cursed the fig tree to demonstrate dominion over plants. In the four gospels, Jesus exercised power over storms, sickness, death, animals, and even gave sight to a man born without eyes, so without demonstrating power over plants the scope of his dominion would not have been all encompassing!
Q: Did Jesus not know that the fig tree had no fruits?
A: I believe that Jesus knew there were no fruits on the tree. How?
1. In John 4, he told a woman that she had been married to four different men and that the one she lives with was not her husband.
2. In John 11, Mary and Martha sent message to Jesus that his friend, Lazarus, was sick. Jesus said "his sickness was not unto death;" but when Lazarus died, Jesus told his disciples "Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep" a statement that his disciples misunderstood until he told them that Lazarus was dead.
3. Jesus foreknew and predicted that Peter would deny him thrice before the rooster crows.
The Bible is replete with instances that confirm the omniscient nature of the Lord Jesus Christ, so it is in order to believe that he knew there were no figs on the tree.
Why then did he curse the fig tree to demonstrate his power when he could have said "by this time tomorrow, you shall have fruits?"
Plant derived nutrients needed for survival from soil and the sun; and since it was not the season of fruits, Jesus simply suspended the supply of nutrients to the fig, thus the fig tree withered! Saying "By this time tomorrow you shall have fruits" is to violate Ecclesiastes 3:2.
Q: Did the fig tree wither right away?
A: Unlike man and animals, it takes a while to see the effects of death on plants. So we could say the tree died right away but took over 12hrs for the fig tree to dry up!!
The lesson therein is that through words Christians can influence nature!
|Religion / Re: What Makes A Person A Christian? by Gentle_Soul: 7:11am On Dec 13, 2008|
Cayon:A Christian is someone who believes that Jesus Christ is the only Way to the Father, and in order to demonstrates his/her faith in Christ, s/he follows His teachings as detailed in the gospel - especially Matthew chapter 5 through Matthew chapter 10.
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|Religion / Re: The Mark Of The Beast. Have You Broken The Code? by Gentle_Soul: 6:25am On Nov 14, 2008|
The code is not so difficult to crack! 666 is number of the beast, the mark of the anti-Christ!
God is a triune Being - Father, Son, Spirit!
Six (6) is the number of man for he was created on the sixth day. But having 6 in three places (666) mean man is the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. Essentially, 666 means "man is God" or "man has become God" which boils down to the original sin: Man sought to be like God.
Humans will advance in knowledge to the point that faith or trust in God will be irrelevant to keep life going. And when we are basking in the euphoria of our advancement, destruction will strike!
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|Romance / Re: It's A Mistake To Fall In Love When You Are Not Yet Exposed by Gentle_Soul: 8:08pm On Sep 10, 2008|
I think what dremoney meant is exposure to a wide range of people.
|Religion / Re: Scandal: Pastor Chris Oyakhilome In South African Trouble! by Gentle_Soul: 12:11am On Jun 11, 2008|
I preach against corruption. What is the core of your pastor's message?
Your type would encourage church members to steal from their employers to enrich the church since the earth is the Lord and the goodness thereof.
Miracles will earn no one a place in the kingdom of heaven! Matthew 7:15-23!
|Religion / Re: Scandal: Pastor Chris Oyakhilome In South African Trouble! by Gentle_Soul: 8:11pm On Jun 07, 2008|
donnie:What impact is Christ Embassy making to rid the Nigerian soiety of corruption?
|Religion / Re: Pastors Should Not Love Or Emphasize Money by Gentle_Soul: 5:15pm On May 23, 2008|
Many pastors will gleefully ride to hell on the wings of "offerings".
|Religion / Re: Adam Was Not The First Man by Gentle_Soul: 5:11pm On May 23, 2008|
Please I need help on how to quote comments by respondents, thanks.
Now to your question, Jagoon: I lack the knowledge and revelation to tell you what the original idea of man was; but Genesis 1:26 is clear as daylight. God said: "come let us make man in our own image, after our likeness, and, " If not in God's image and likeness, what other image or likeness would man have been created? Perhaps there was a period in time when humans were created but not in the image and likeness of God.
Bible is highly suggestive of a pre-adamic world, and I will not attempt to speculate on what humans looked like at the time.
|Religion / Re: Adam Was Not The First Man by Gentle_Soul: 4:33pm On May 23, 2008|
Passage Genesis 1:26-27:
26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, [a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
Jagoon: I am in agreement with your header, but disagree with your explanation. The hint that Adam was not the first man was conspicuously stated in the phrase "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, " In light of other biblical accounts, God seemed to be saying: "come, let us make man but this time around, we are going to make him in our image, after our likeness, "
My reason for the statement above is that the phrases "in our image" and "in our likeness" suggest that the concept or idea of man was not new to God. He used the phrases to differentiate between the soon-to-be-created-man from the concept of man known ONLY to Him.
A little probings of the scripture are highly suggestive of a pre-adamic world that probably became extinct before God said "let there be light, " in Genesis 1:1-3.
|Religion / Re: Faith Tabernacle Puts Nigeria In Guinness Book Of World Records by Gentle_Soul: 6:37pm On May 18, 2008|
Okay guys! I actually read all the comments but can I tell you something, folks?
Yomisays.com is owned by 4Him.
|Romance / Re: Where Are The Good Girls? The Answer by Gentle_Soul: 10:01pm On Apr 06, 2008|
It seems what Oracle was harping about was elusive to some, if not all, the respondents. Oracle is not looking for good girls, and is obviously not interested in knowing where the good girls are; on the contrary, he is saying "there is no "good girl" anymore in this time and age." I understand why ladies took a swipe at him for his generalization, but truth be told ladies, what obtains in Nigeria leaves much to be desired. It makes one to cringe and ask repeatedly: "where are the good girls?"
I don't live in Lagos, but in Ibadan, and all you need to confirm what Oracle was saying is a drive through the Uni-Ibadan road, via Bodija to GRA side. You will marvel at the number of girls that would jump at your offer to spend the night with 'em.
One of my kid brothers in the neighborhood just turned love-vendor, connecting "good girls" to guys from out of town. And from what he told me last week, good girls with seemingly high moral standing are joining the foray, and strangely not so much due to poverty, but for a nice time. Seems "one night stand" is now the latest faze.
Just a piece of advice for the ladies: stop sleeping with men whom you are not married to.
|Romance / Re: Men Perceived to Be Impotent When They Decide to Wait? by Gentle_Soul: 11:47am On Mar 18, 2008|
No, she did not wait for 11 years; she was a virgin until she got married at age 31.
I'm done on this thread, hopefully!!
|Romance / Re: Men Perceived to Be Impotent When They Decide to Wait? by Gentle_Soul: 6:05pm On Mar 17, 2008|
I was engaged before leaving Nigeria for America. Returned to Nigeria to wed my bride!
|Romance / Re: Men Perceived to Be Impotent When They Decide to Wait? by Gentle_Soul: 5:17pm On Mar 17, 2008|
The message of the cross is foolishness to them that perish, so your skepticism is well in order (justifiable).
I got married!
|Romance / Re: Men Perceived to Be Impotent When They Decide to Wait? by Gentle_Soul: 4:04pm On Mar 17, 2008|
Does it matter if you believe, Hammer? What good or purpose will it serve if you believe? Sorry, hammer, I am not a debtor to the flesh to obey it in the lust thereof, for I have been set free from the law of sin and death.
I am not gay, nor indulged in self-service because "they that are Christ have crucified the flesh and the passions thereof" Galatians 5:24
If there is anyone here who is struggling with the flesh, I would recommend you read the teachings by Bro. Watchman Nee: Link to "The Overcoming Life" can be found here: http://www.ministrybooks.org/books.cfm?id=%23%29%40X%2B%0A
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. - Galatians 2:20
|Romance / Re: Men Perceived to Be Impotent When They Decide to Wait? by Gentle_Soul: 1:59pm On Mar 17, 2008|
@Blacklion: You remarked "6 years without abunna? na lie - no naija man fit do am!!!"
I abstained from sex between 1993 October and March 2004. I was in America during the period. I did not go on dates or have any girlfriend during the said time.
So, as a Nigerian, I make bold to say that there are men who can abstain from sex.
|Politics / Re: Pat Utomi For President In 2007? by Gentle_Soul: 11:31pm On May 12, 2006|
Gani Fawehinmi would be President ten times before Pat can smell the office of Vice President. And I know that Gani's chances of ruling Nigeria are as good as my computer passing through the eye of a camel, so Pat Utomi should give presidency a shot.
Pat is a technocrat, not a politician. Many Nigerians dont vote for grammar, but for naira!
|Investment / Re: Stock Market Investors: How Do You Pick Stocks? by Gentle_Soul: 8:52pm On Apr 20, 2006|
Nwoke:I don't see options trading as "betting" although you can make a good case that stock trading is nothing short of "betting". Divulging recent trades is not a professional thing to do, more so that nairaland is not an investment forum.
Recent trades: SNDK, LCAV, OIH, AMD, to mention a few!
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