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|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Jecdope(m): 8:48pm On Jul 09|
Do you know that you are not a sinner? (Romans 6:16-23)
Do you know that you are free from the laws of Moses? (John 1:17, Romans 6:14)
Do you know that you as a believer can't go to hell? (Romans 8:2)
Do you know that majority of what you have heard about Christ or God is lie?
Do you know that you were not called to religion but to a relationship with God?
Join me on this journey with the Elects of God.
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|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by uracefriend(m): 9:52am On Jul 10|
HEAVEN'S DIGEST: Truth, Light & Bread
Friday, July 10, 2020
More Prayers Needed
The Spirit's Word: Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Matthew 18:19-20 KJV
The days we have left before the return of our blessed Lord Jesus calls for all kinds of prayers: supplications, petitions, intercessions, thanksgiving, etc. 1 Timothy 2:1-2. Jesus told us that when we come together in agreement about anything, and pray about it, it shall be done. We need prayers for the coming days. We shouldn't only pray for ourselves, but for one another. The Body of Christ is one, and as such, your fellow believer's downfall has a negative impact on the Body which we all belong to. We need to revisit the rudiments of prayers, i.e. continuous pleas unto God. We are not talking about affirmations and declarations. Prayer has rules. We don't have authority over other men's lives, but rather, we make humble requests to God on their behalf. Every man is a free moral agent, and as such, even God will not contravene their affairs until we come to Him. The closer you are to God, the more you get to love the souls of men. We may not know how it happens, but it's the truth. Man's wellbeing is God's priority. What else would He be talking to you about when you commune with Him? God truly loves man. I know this from Scriptures (John 3:16, 1 John 3:16), and experience. It's impossible to love God without loving man.
The power of prayer cannot be overemphasised, let alone the tremendous power available when men and women of like manner are united in the same purpose. This purpose, surely, must align with God's will. Believers can always birth the supernatural in the place of continued prayers. James 5:16-18. It is never too late to pray. Prayer is a continuous call. Sometimes I think of my family, friends and acquaintances. If I dwell securely, and they fall victim of Satan's cruelty, does that keep me in peace? True maturity in Christianity is seen in copious supplications and intercessions. When God starts to trust you with revelations about those around you, it is a call to intercession. The higher you ascend the Holy Hill of God, the more spiritual responsibility you take up. Prayer has many dimensions. A watchman is one set on a high tower. The higher you are placed, the more you see. The horizon is always wider at the top. Don't let a day go by that you haven't prayed for someone, or people. Pray for the unsaved, the sick who are far away, the believers who are living a worldly life, etc. God cares about all. And He is trusting you and I to bring them in. ✡️
Reminder: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Ephesians 6:18 KJV. Activate the Spirit of grace, and of supplications in your life today. Zechariah 12:10
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 8:03pm On Jul 10|
If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!" (2 Corinthians 5:13-17 NLT)
Are you born-again in Christ Jesus Crucified ?
Are you ready for the rapture of the Saints in Christ Jesus Crucified now ?
Are you preparing your family and all the human beings that you meet daily on this earthly existence for the rapture of the Saints in Christ Jesus Crucified which can take place any moment from now ?
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by uracefriend(m): 9:31am On Jul 11|
HEAVEN'S DIGEST: Truth, Light & Bread
Saturday, July 11, 2020
The Good Fight
The Spirit's Word: Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
1 Timothy 6:12 KJV
Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
Habakkuk 2:4 KJV
Faith is the centre of our salvation. Salvation is the total set of all we have received in Christ. There may be subsets, but they are all tied to our salvation. At the mouth of two or three witnesses, every word shall be established. 2 Corinthians 13:1. When you find a Scripture that is duplicated over and over again, we must pay attention. '' The righteous or justified shall live by faith'' is one of those scriptures. I have found it in four places in the Word of God. Maybe it is more than four, but I have seen four - Galatians 3:11, Romans 1:17, Hebrews 10:38. If this is not the most important Bible verse after John 3:16, I don't know what else is. Of course, all of Scripture is as important as the other. We live by faith - spiritually and otherwise. We will get to heaven by our faith, and hope also. Firstly, we all have the measure or seed of faith. Romans 12:3. It is given to every man. It comes alive by hearing the Word of God. Romans 10:17. And the Lord tells us to fight the good fight of faith in order to lay hold on eternal life. What kind of fight is this?
It's called the good fight because we always win. How do we know that? For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
1 John 5:4. Our faith is tied to the Word of God, and all He has said concerning the believer is good. Jeremiah 29:11. Overcoming the world includes Satan and his cohorts, because he is the Prince of this world. If believers would care to get the written Word into their hearts by studying and meditation, there is nothing that can confound the Christian. When Satan comes with a thought, word, vision, dream, imagination, or any high thing exalting itself against the Word, the onus is on us to pull it down by refuting, condemning and calling it and him a lie. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Isaiah 54:17. The Word works. It is the Sword of the Spirit that wounds the head of the dragon. It is a sweet fight, because we mock Satan each time with '' it is written''. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but this Word of God is eternal. Be a student of the Word, and delight in it. Always open your mouth against evil, speaking His Word. ✡️
Reminder: knowing the Word also comes with the responsibility of doing it. We cannot lay claims to the things that are ours and despise godly principles. James 1:22-25.
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 10:47pm On Jul 11|
God came to serve humanity in order to save us from eternal damnation in Christ Jesus Crucified:
"Jesus told them, “In this world the kings and great men lord it over their people, yet they are called ‘friends of the people.’ 26 But among you it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant. 27 Who is more important, the one who sits at the table or the one who serves? The one who sits at the table, of course. But not here(among believers in Christ Jesus Crucified)! For I(Christ Jesus Crucified) am among you as one who serves."
(Luke 22:25-27 NLT)
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by uracefriend(m): 9:55am On Jul 12|
HEAVEN'S DIGEST: Truth, Light & Bread
Sunday, July 12, 2020
The Spirit's Word: There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Ephesians 4:4-6 KJV
The Christian faith is one. Some don't understand what this means, and they hold on to doctrinal differences. Do we all believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and only way to the Father, and eternal life? This is the one faith the Bible was referring to in the above Scripture. Everyone that believes this, and accepts the Lord into his or her life has entered into the kingdom of God. This makes us brethren. God is not concerned with denominations. He wants His children to know His will, Word, ways and nature. He has set the ministry gifts in the Church for perfecting the saints till we all come to the unity of faith. Ephesians 4:11-13. There are religious spirits or the spirit of error that enter the Church with the purpose of dividing the Body of Christ. 1 John 4:6. We should never give place to them. This is why we must engage the Helper, the Holy Spirit, who is our Teacher. In arithmetic, a little 0.1 degree variance may not be observed on the paper, but when this is magnified over a long distance, we see the flaw glaringly. That's how the enemy sows seeds of error in the Church to derail us from coming to the perfect knowledge of the Son of God.
The Lord Jesus is the Head of the Body. He cares for it, and expects it to come into the fullness of what the Father has purposed from the foundation of the world. It is sad that some denominations pride themselves as the real deal. It is also disheartening that some other denominations have doctrines that don't glorify the Lord Jesus. Any doctrine that is not founded on the Word of God cannot stand the test of time. Denominations should never exalt opinions, fables, personal visions and stories above Scriptures. Mark 7:13. However, Jesus knows all these and will always make all things work for good. However, our role is to ensure the enemy doesn't succeed in causing division or schism. Love is what holds us together. Just like we have a family with individuals of certain differences in traits, character, and flaws. God saw all these ahead. He still expects us to be united. The church is not yet perfect. The most important thing is to hold on to that one faith, and the one hope of salvation which we all believe while we wait in joy for the coming of Yeshua in all His glory. ✡️
Reminder: And to all these qualities add love, which binds all things together in perfect unity.
Colossians 3:14 GNB
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 2:00pm On Jul 12|
Obedience to this WORD/LIFE:
"But Jesus told him, “No! For the Scriptures tell us that bread won’t feed men’s souls: obedience to every word of God is what we need.” (Matthew 4:4 TLB)
Have you obeyed this word of God?
"Repent (from unbelief and all sinfulness/appearances of sin) and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ Crucified, for the kingdom of God is near at hand" (Mark 1:14-15)
Have you obeyed this call of the gospel previously and backslidden into unbelief/disobedience/unrighteousness/fleshly-lifestyle
("But when you follow your own wrong inclinations, your lives will produce these evil results: impure thoughts, eagerness for lustful pleasure, 20 idolatry, spiritism (that is, encouraging the activity of demons), hatred and fighting, jealousy and anger, constant effort to get the best for yourself, complaints and criticisms, the feeling that everyone else is wrong except those in your own little group—and there will be wrong doctrine, 21 envy, murder, drunkenness, wild parties, and all that sort of thing. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God." Galatians 5:19-21 TLB) ?
It is time to return to the Cross immediately (surrender *all of your efforts/fears/sins/addictions/anxieties/betrayals/worries* to the grace that flows from the crucified body of Jesus Christ so that the power of justice which condemned HIM to *spend 'eternity in hell-fire' because of our disobedience in Adam* will *evacuate the flesh(the sin-producer in man/the real-you) and replace you with the LIFE* that Jesus breathed-out upon creation at the point of His death on the Cross
"But Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed out His last [*voluntarily, sovereignly dismissing and releasing His spirit* from His body in submission to His Father’s plan]. Mark 15:37 amp)
It is this LIFE that tore the temple curtain from top to bottom that is giving *access to any and everybody from any and every location to receive grace of salvation once you call on the name of Jesus to save you*
It is this LIFE that is LIGHT that shines inside and around a believer which darkness *can never overcome*
It is this LIFE that is the NEW CREATION MAN inside each believer(2 Cor.5:13-17 TLB)
It is this LIFE that keeps exerting the *crucifixion power upon our free-will each moment/second we still live on this earth with our mortal-bodies only to manifest the perfect-will of God*
"So then, my dear ones, just as you have always obeyed [my instructions with enthusiasm], not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and critical self-evaluation to avoid anything that might offend God or discredit the name of Christ]. 13 For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure." (Philippians 2:12-12 amp)
It is this LIFE that forgave the sins of our past, evacuated the sin-producer(the flesh inside each sinner/unbeliever) and is going to remain inside us to keep us from committing *any type of sin again till eternity*
"Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?” 11 She answered, “No one, Lord!” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you either. Go. From now on sin no more.”] (John 8:10-11)
"And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), to be with you forever—" (John 14:16 amp)
"And *He will also confirm you to the end [keeping you strong and free of any accusation, so that you will be] blameless and beyond reproach in the day [of the return] of our Lord Jesus Christ*. 9 God is faithful [He is reliable, trustworthy and ever true to His promise—He can be depended on], and through Him you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord." (1 Cor.1:8-9 amp)
"Now to *Him who is able to keep you from stumbling or falling into sin, and to present you unblemished [blameless and faultless] in the presence of His glory with triumphant joy and unspeakable delight,* 25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and power, before all time and now and forever. Amen." (Jude 1:24-25 amp)
Hence this LIFE does not *approve the idea of using grace as I licence to permit any type/form of sin or the appearances of sin* thus"Jesus said, If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have [the guilt of their] sin; but now *they have no excuse for their sin.*" (John 15:22 amp)
"Abstain from *all appearance of evil/sin*." (1 Thessalonians 5:22 KJV)
"Nevertheless, the *firm foundation of God [which He has laid] stands [sure and unshaken despite attacks], bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,”* and, *“Let everyone who names the name of the Lord 'stand apart' from wickedness/sin and withdraw from wrongdoing*.” (2 Timothy 2:19 amp)
"All unrighteousness is sin. and there is a sin not unto death" (1 John 5:17 KJV)
The *sin not unto death is the sin that any human being commits and he/she is still biologically alive hence can repent and confess such sins directly in your heart/mouth/mind with *utmost sincerity* to Jesus Christ (this LIFE) and instantly become *restored to Sonship with Christ*
It is this LIFE *alone* that is ready to help any human being *return to our foundation; the Cross* if we ever use our free-will after we have believed to fall from grace back into the flesh/unbelief/any form of sinfulness
"If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose]." (1 John 1:9 amp)
Just like He did for the Church is Ephesus
"But I have this [charge] against you, *that you have left your first love [you have lost the depth of love that you first had for Me].* 5 So remember the heights from which you have fallen, and repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, your sinful behavior—seek God’s will] and do the works you did at first [when you first knew Me]; otherwise, I will visit you and remove your lampstand (the church, its impact) from its place—unless you repent." (Revelation 2:4-5 amp)
It is this LIFE *alone* that knows, chooses and engages in the *unique purpose(jobs, business, marriage, vocations, academics, professionalism, science, politics, talents, skills, creativity, inventions) of God* for each human being while remaining pleasing to the GOD; OUR FATHER and CREATOR *without being 'a slave' to the world system of struggles, personal ambitions/explorations and pursuit for money/wealth/fame/power/recognition*
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument],And before you were born I consecrated you [to Myself as My own];I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5 amp)
"For I(alone) know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11 amp)
"just as [in His love] *He chose us in Christ* [actually selected us for Himself as His own] *before the foundation of the world*, so that we would be holy [that is, consecrated, set apart for Him, purpose-driven] and blameless in His sight. In love" (Ephesians 1:4 amp)
"...This is My beloved Son, *with whom I am well-pleased and delighted! Listen to Him!*” (Matthew 17:5 amp)
"The Lord of hosts has sworn [an oath], saying, “Just as I have intended, so it has certainly happened, and just as I have planned, so it will stand—" (Isaiah 14:24 amp)
"[The Lord replied,] “Look among the nations! See!Be astonished! Wonder!*For I am doing something in your days—You would not believe it if you were told.*" (Habakkuk 1:5 amp)
It is this LIFE that owns *all provisions both the ones we can see and the ones we cannot see* thus "The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine,’ declares the Lord of hosts." (Haggai 2:8 amp)
It is this LIFE that permits *all provisions to be made available to each and every human being whether you believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ Crucified or you do not believe*
"so that you may [show yourselves to] be the children of your Father who is in heaven; *for He makes His sun rise on those who are evil and on those who are good, and makes the rain fall on the righteous [those who are morally upright] and the unrighteous [the unrepentant, those who oppose Him]*." (Matthew 5:45 amp)
This LIFE has *made all the necessary provisions each believer needs on this earth to live a good and holy life* without engaging in any form/type of sin or the appearance of sin thus
"For His divine power has bestowed on us [absolutely] everything necessary for [a dynamic spiritual] life and godliness, through true and personal knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4 For by these He has bestowed on us His precious and magnificent promises [of inexpressible value], so that by them you may escape from the immoral freedom that is in the world because of disreputable desire, and become sharers of the divine nature." (2 Peter 1:3-4 amp)
"I have told you these things, so that *in Me you may have [perfect] peace*. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]" (John 16:33 amp)
"Do not let your heart be troubled (afraid, cowardly). *Believe [confidently] in God and trust in Him, [have faith, hold on to it, rely on it, keep going and] believe also in Me*. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places. If it were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you." (John 14:1-2 amp)
"Heaven and earth [as now known] will pass away, but My words will not pass away." (Mark 13:31 amp)
"*As for God, His way is blameless. The word of the Lord is tested [it is perfect, it is faultless];* He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him." (Psalm 18:30 amp)
what are you *doing living outside this LIFE(Jesus Christ Crucified)* ?
why are you *wasting time in backslidden-lifestyle* without repenting unto this LIFE ?
"Jesus answered him, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, *unless a person is born again [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified], he cannot [ever] see and experience the kingdom of God*.” 4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter his mother’s womb a second time and be born, can he?” 5 Jesus answered, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, *unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God.*" (John 3:3-5 amp)
"One day when large groups of people were walking along with him, Jesus turned and told them, “Anyone who comes to me but refuses to let go of father, mother, spouse, children, brothers, sisters—yes, even one’s own self!—can’t be my disciple. Anyone who won’t shoulder his own cross and follow behind me can’t be my disciple.
28-30 “Is there anyone here who, planning to build a new house, doesn’t first sit down and figure the cost so you’ll know if you can complete it? If you only get the foundation laid and then run out of money, you’re going to look pretty foolish. Everyone passing by will poke fun at you: ‘He started something he couldn’t finish.’
31-32 “Or can you imagine a king going into battle against another king without first deciding whether it is possible with his ten thousand troops to face the twenty thousand troops of the other? And if he decides he can’t, won’t he send an emissary and work out a truce?
33 “*Simply put, if you’re not willing to take what is dearest to you, whether plans or people, and kiss it good-bye, 'you cannot' be my disciple*." (Luke 14:25-33 MSG)
Jesus loves you, He is interested in your life personally and He wants to save you now and the grace to respond to His call upon your life is *sufficient for you/me*.
Return to His Cross in your heart now, do not try to hide anything about yourself to Him...
"Lord Jesus Christ Crucified save me for I am drowning in sin/the flesh/curses and on my way to eternal death"
"God, Our Father, I come to you now because I know/agree that I am a sinner and I confess all my sins to you, I ask that you wash me with the blood of Jesus Christ your Son who died for me and all human being on the Cross and rose from death for me. I accept Jesus as my own personal Lord and Savior, fill me with Your Holy Spirit, grow me in your grace and knowledge even as you use me to draw other human souls to salvation in Christ for your glory alone in Jesus Name. Amen."
if the Holy Spirit convicted you and you made this decision/commitment, you are welcome to the Family of God.You can get a holy bible, start studying it while asking the Holy Spirit to give you revelation of Jesus Christ who is now the new life that you are carrying within your mortal-body, meet people around you who have been Christians before you and request to do bible studies with them, join any fellowship/church close to you where *Jesus Christ Crucified alone is preached from the holy bible as the only means of human salvation*, make yourself regularly available for bible studies and always ask the Holy Spirit to reveal His Grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ new covenant teachings to you.
You do not need to be afraid of your past, present or future; the Holy Spirit will lead you by Himself into all such situations because HE IS GOD who knows *all the end about each situation even this world from its beginning* (Isaiah 46:10 "*Declaring the end and the result from the beginning*,And from ancient times the things which have not [yet] been done,Saying, ‘My purpose will be established,And I will do all that pleases Me and fulfills My purpose,’" )
and He will also use men/women as well as cause circumstances of our earthly existence to *sustain you in His perfect-will and righteousness till eternity* thus "Though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of oppression, *yet your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will [constantly] see your Teacher. 21 Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left*." (Isaiah 30:20-21 amp)
You do not need to be afraid of false teachers of the bible as long as you always call *on the name of Jesus Christ Crucified* in any group that you join for bible studies and *it is growth in grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ Crucified that is your primary reason for being in that group*, and wherever you go for bible studies keep repeating a prayer in your heart/mind/mouth that the Holy Spirit should *reveal Jesus Christ Crucified in a fresh/new way to your mind/heart*. As long as you have this genuine reason and prayers in your heart, the Holy Spirit will tell you when to ask questions, make contributions, make corrections and if necessary leave that group if they are not ready to *focus on Christ Jesus Crucified alone in their bible studies*.
If you are convinced that we can mutually encourage each others faith, you can send me an inbox message on any of my social media handle.
Great Grace Brethren!!!
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by uracefriend(m): 10:13am On Jul 13|
HEAVEN'S DIGEST: Truth, Light & Bread
Monday, July 13, 2020
The Spirit's Word: Thine, O Lord , is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord , and thou art exalted as head above all.
1 Chronicles 29:11 KJV
The Lord spoke to me recently that '' there is only one kingdom''. This is seen all through scriptures. Many times we call Satan's World of darkness a kingdom, but they are all false. God is the only King of heaven and earth. We know that where another king arises while one still rules, it is treason and rebellion. God's original purpose is one kingdom. Any other kingdom outside heaven, having a different ideology, purpose, governing principles, and culture is an enemy of God. Jesus also affirmed this when He taught His disciples how to pray: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Matthew 6:13. The purpose of redeeming the believers as Kings (Revelation 5:10) is to enforce the Kingdom of Heaven on earth; subduing every other so called kingdoms. Genesis 1:28. Thus, we are given power and glory. Acts 1:8, Colossians 1:27. Kings can only reign and rule with power and glory. Also, there must be subjects to make comply with God's righteousness and judgment.
God is the King of all kings. Our work is to ensure we do what He has commanded according to Scripture so we can hear it proclaimed that: The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
Revelation 11:15. One of the ways that this can happen is by preaching the good news and demonstrating God's power and glory. The world must be subdued. Without power, it is impossible to win the world over. The earth must be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God as the waters cover the sea. Habakkuk 2:14. This calls for believers getting into the realms of great faith, power and authority in order to exercise this dominion. The Holy Ghost is the One that supplies the power, and also the Glory of the Father. He is our Helper, and these are the days of the working of God's mighty power. We can't wield this power without Him. This is why we must allow Him work in us, from us and through us. We must be yielded vessels. We must be students of the Word of God, as this is the raw material for these manifestations. John 1:1-5. ✡️
Reminder: They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
Psalms 145:11 KJV
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Levifantree: 11:09am On Jul 13|
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 7:08pm On Jul 13|
Something about the Power of the Cross of Jesus Christ:
The Cross is the foundation of Christian faith and the most powerful tool that God decided to use for human salvation (i.e to atone for our sin against His Divine justice and also evacuate the flesh which is the sin-producer that all human beings inherited in Adam’s disobedience which is capable of drawing us back to the mud and replace our evacuated flesh/self with the LIFE of Jesus inside our mortal-bodies) thus
“For God took the sinless Christ and poured into him our sins. Then, in exchange, he poured God’s goodness into us!” (2 Corinthians 5:21 TLB)
When I am talking about the Cross here I am not talking merely about the wood upon which Jesus died or image of his crucifixion but the *reality* that took place at the moment Jesus hung on that wood and died.
Most times when we discuss about the Cross, we mainly talk about the physical pains Jesus experienced during his passion and his physical death but that is not the actually what brought our deliverance from the flesh, sin, curses and eternal-death.
If it were so, anybody who dies a physical death will be qualified to enter into heaven because his/her physical death has paid the penalty for sin.
God told Adam on the day, you shall eat of this tree, you shall die (Genesis 2:17)
Death here means *eternal/spiritual death*
Adam went ahead to disobey God hence *all mankind became guilty of eternal death* (“When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned. 13 Yes, people sinned even before the law was given. But it was not counted as sin because there was not yet any law to break. 14 Still, everyone died—from the time of Adam to the time of Moses—even those who did not disobey an explicit commandment of God, as Adam did. Now Adam is a symbol, a representation of Christ, who was yet to come.” Romans 5:12-14)
Human beings are *finite beings* hence to make a payment for this disobedience, each human being who is a finite being will go to hell-fire and spend *infinity/eternity* inside it which means each person who enters into hell-fire to make a payment for sin will never come out from there *forever and ever*
God’s love for His creation made Him *to give-up His only Son* so that He would come into our human realm and pay for this our disobedience in Adam. (“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16, Romans 5:8 )
Jesus being God is *an infinite being* hence calculating in time His *one second equals infinity* (1 X infinity = infinity) which means He can go to hell-fire in one second which means He has spent eternity/infinity there and still come out yet still existing in the human mortal-body at the same time in the human realm. This was what Jesus did on the Cross to pay for our eternal punishment.
The moment when Jesus cried out on the Cross “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me”(Mark 15:34) was the exact time, *He carried upon His sinless-nature all the sins of mankind from Adam till the last sin that will be committed at the end of the world* and His Father *executed the eternal-death-judgment ‘forever/eternity/infinity’ (separation from God) penalty upon Him* because *at that point ‘He was sin’ and His punishment was ‘death/spiritual-death’ in hell-fire not just for the 3-hours He was hanging on the wood of Calvary or 3-years or 300-billion years but ‘forever/eternity/infinity’* (Isaiah 52:13-15, 53:1-12)
It is this *death of Jesus for eternity in hell-fire* that appeased His Father for *all the sins of mankind* thus “He *reconciled all things in heaven, earth and underworld to His Father by the blood of His death on the Cross*” (Colossians 1:20)
This is why God has appointed *only HIM to decide/judge* who will spend *eternity in Heaven or hell-fire* thus “And he ordered us to preach everywhere and to testify *that Jesus is the one appointed by God to be the judge of all—the living and the dead. 43 He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that ‘everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name’*.” (Acts.10:42-43 NLT)
hence *any religion/ideology/philosophy/cult/group you belong now or they are presently inviting you to join with promises of taking you to their own heaven or hell-fire after biological death(for eternity) is LIE/FALSEHOOD*
For those telling you that Heaven and Hell-fire is a speculation, it is also lies. Jesus came from Heaven, He went to hell-fire to serve our punishment for *eternity* and He resurrected from death after 3-days then returned back to Heaven where He is seated at the glory of the Father, from there He is going to come back soon to take back His saints and pass judgment upon unbelievers thus Heaven and Hell-fire as *defined by Jesus is REAL* not according to any other religious leader, ideology, philosophy or speculation
“The psalmist tells about this, for he says that when Christ returned triumphantly to heaven after his resurrection and victory over Satan, he gave generous gifts to men. 9 Notice that it says he returned to heaven. This means that he had first come down from the heights of heaven, far down to the *lowest parts of the earth (hell-fire)*. 10 The same one who came down is the one who went back up, that he might fill all things everywhere with himself, from the very lowest to the very highest.” (Ephesians 4:8-10 TLB)
“Let the one who is doing evil continue to do evil; let the one who is unrighteous continue to be unrighteous; let the one who is righteous continue to live righteously; let the one who is holy continue to be holy.”
12 “Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
14 Blessed are those who wash their robes. They will be permitted to enter through the gates of the city and eat the fruit from the tree of life.” (Revelation 22:11-14 NLT)
If you decide not to believe in Jesus Christ Crucified as your own *personal Lord and Savior* or you accept previously then backslide or return to your old vomit of unbelief/sinful lifestyle *without genuine repentance* at the point of biological death then you will be ready to spend your life after death in *hell-fire forever and ever/eternity/infinity paying for Adam’s inherited sins and your own sins by yourself*
Thus for unbelievers “Whoever believes and has decided to trust in Him [as personal Savior and Lord] is not judged [for this one, there is no judgment, no rejection, no condemnation]; but the one who does not believe [and has decided to reject Him as personal Savior and Lord] is judged already [that one has been convicted and sentenced], because he has not believed and trusted in the name of the [One and] only begotten Son of God [the One who is truly unique, the only One of His kind, the One who alone can save him].” (John 3:18 amp)
For believers who disobey Jesus teachings or return to their past vomit without genuine repentance:
“He who believes and trusts in the Son and accepts Him [as Savior] has eternal life [that is, already possesses it]; but he who does not believe the Son and chooses to reject Him, [disobeying Him and denying Him as Savior] will not see [eternal] life, but [instead] the wrath of God hangs over him continually.” (John 3:36 amp)
Jesus is the *source of eternal-salvation for those who obey him* not for the disobedient and unrepentant souls:
“Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered. 9 In this way, God qualified him as a perfect High Priest, and *he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him*.” (Hebrews 5:8-9)
Grace from Jesus Christ Crucified is not *a license for sin or continuing in sin* rather the Holy Spirit ability within and around us to keep us consistent and progressive in righteousness, holiness and acceptable service to Our God on this earth filled with sinfulness and corruption thus “For the [remarkable, undeserved] *grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men*. 12 It teaches us to reject ungodliness and worldly (immoral) desires, and to live self-controlled, righteous, and holy lives [lives with a purpose that reflect spiritual maturity] in this present age/world/generation” (Titus 2:11-12 amp)
It is this *eternal death of Jesus on the Cross alone* that is capable of *evacuating the flesh (the real-person each one of us inherited from our mother’s womb) and pour into us the resurrected life of Jesus Christ Crucified in *exchange* such that the newly conceived Jesus Christ (the new creation life) begins to grow *only with the DNA of the Father(consistent and progressive holiness)* as we feed on the sound gospel of the new covenant in Christ Jesus Crucified, personal fellowship with the Holy Spirit, evangelism and discipleship thus
“Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. 6 We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. 7 For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. 8 And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him. 9 We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. 10 When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. 11 So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.
12 Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. 13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. 14 Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.” (Romans 6:5-14 NLT)
It is not by fasting, prayers, church-activities, religious-titles ‘first’ that the flesh is evacuated and replaced with the new life of Christ but by *being swallowed-up in His death on the Cross* rather by sincerely responding to the call of His Grace through faith on the Cross thus “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.” (Eph. 2:8 NLT)
No human being is a Christian based upon inherited faith from your parents or those who stood for you while you were a child but by being personally convicted *as a sinner by the Holy Spirit* after hearing the gospel either directly from the Holy Spirit just like the prodigal son(“When he finally came to his senses…” Luke 15:17) who was thinking about God-His-Father/Heaven/Personal-bible-reading/personal-research/Hell-fire or indirectly from the Holy Spirit through gospel-preachers/write-ups/books/videos/dramas/songs/personal-experiences (Acts.2:37-39), although every human being inherited Adam’s sin (check John 3:6, Romans 5:12-14, Romans 11:32) but such inherited sin is not *reckoned to a child* until he/she has grown up to the age of knowledge of the law (knowing what is good and bad) thus
“Yes, people sinned even before the law was given. But it was not counted as sin because there was not yet any law to break.” Romans 5:13,
“The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.” Matthew 12:37,
“Well then, am I suggesting that the law of God is sinful? Of course not! In fact, it was the law that showed me my sin. I would never have known that coveting is wrong if the law had not said, “You must not covet.” 8 But sin used this command to arouse all kinds of covetous desires within me! If there were no law, sin would not have that power. 9 At one time I lived without understanding the law. But when I learned the command not to covet, for instance, the power of sin came to life, 10 and I died. So I discovered that the law’s commands, which were supposed to bring life, brought spiritual death instead.” Romans 7:7-10 (also confer Romans 10:9-11, John 15:22, Matthew 18:10)
The fruits of the flesh as listed in Gal. 5:19-21 and other scriptural passages are *only indicators anytime or any-day or at any level of your presumed spirituality* that the *main producer (the flesh) is still alive in you hence you need to *urgently return to the Cross with Godly sorrow (2 Cor.7:10-11)* not just some *artificial/superficial-repentance and you should not willingly walk into sin with the intention to return to the Cross for Godly repentance because you are not certain whether death will meet you at the point of that sinful-engagement like Ananias and Sapphira who died instantly at the point of sin even though they were members of the new covenant church immediately after Pentecost (Acts.5)
Were you convicted by the Holy Spirit as a sinner in any form and you want to receive the grace of salvation from the Cross of Jesus Christ now ?
You can make this prayer commitment:
"Lord Jesus Christ Crucified save me for I have returned to my past vomit and I am drowning in sin/the flesh/curses and on my way to eternal death"
"God, Our Father, I come to you now because I know/agree that I am a sinner, I repent and confess all my sins to you, I ask that you wash me with the blood of Jesus Christ your Son who died for me and all human being on the Cross and rose from death for me. I accept Jesus as my own personal Lord and Savior, fill me with Your Holy Spirit, grow me in your grace and knowledge even as you use me to draw other human souls to salvation in Christ for your glory alone in Jesus Name. Amen."
If the Holy Spirit convicted you and you made this decision/commitment, you are welcome to the Family of God. You can get a holy bible, start studying it(start from the gospel of St. John chapter 1 then proceed to chapter-2, do not jump any-verse or chapter) while asking the Holy Spirit to give you revelation of Jesus Christ who is now the new life that you are carrying within your mortal-body, meet people around you who have been Christians before you and request to do bible studies with them, join any fellowship/church close to you where *Jesus Christ Crucified alone is preached from the holy bible as the only means of human salvation*, make yourself regularly available for bible studies and always ask the Holy Spirit to reveal His Grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ new covenant teachings to you.
If you are convinced that we can mutually encourage each other’s faith, you can send me an inbox message on any of my social media handle.
Great Grace Brethren!!!
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Usorohtheman(m): 6:03am On Jul 14|
I so much love this passage. Thanks.
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by uracefriend(m): 10:43am On Jul 14|
HEAVEN'S DIGEST: Truth, Light & Bread
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Opportunities For Favour
The Spirit's Word: And he brought up... Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter. So it came to pass, when the king's commandment and his decree was heard, and when many maidens were gathered together unto Shushan the palace, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was brought also unto the king's house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women.
Esther 2:7-8 KJV
The book of Esther is more than just Esther's story. It is also about the man called Mordecai. If not for this good man, we wouldn't have a book of Esther in the Bible. God tells us not to stop doing good. Galatians 6:9. We ought to love humanity as the Lord commanded us to. God is the lifter up of men, but He uses the agency of human beings for this. Esther was an orphan, and Mordecai took her in, incurring extra costs and responsibilities. If he didn't have a good heart, there is no way in the world he could have done this. He didn't bring his own daughters for the selection by the king. Maybe, he didn't have daughters, but I still insist some people wouldn't care about such high opportunities for one who isn't their blood relation.
We see how Esther gained favour with all in the palace and rose to the top. Now, if we would look around us, and be compassionate, and sensitive to the Holy Spirit, there are people who God wants to lift. Our lifting may be tied to theirs as Mordecai's was tied to Esther. We mustn't let jealousy or pride stop the purpose of God.
Once upon a time there was someone who kept seeking my help financially. This person was not related to me but I kept assisting whenever they called for help. I wondered if they didn't have any relation they could easily run off to. A certain day, this call for help came again, but I was weary of doing well. So I told this person I couldn't help. The Lord then gave me a revelation where I was aboard a flight that came down every time it tried to take off. I knew the interpretation immediately. I repented and assisted this fellow who later got a job from that financially assistance. God has placed us in positions where at least somebody needs you for something you can assist them with. It may not always be financially, but always try to meet the need of those around you. The blessings of God is for the purpose of making you a blessing. Genesis 12:2. Mordecai was eventually promoted to the best position he could get to under that reign. Esther 8:2. He didn't think or know about this when he took up Esther's upkeep being an orphan. ✡️
Reminder: It is always more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35. Don't turn a blind eye to those in need around you.
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 12:37pm On Jul 14|
"When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love."
(John 15:10 NLT)
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 2:28pm On Jul 14|
"In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself." (John 1: 1 amp)
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 9:54pm On Jul 14|
"And one night the Lord said to Paul in a vision, Have no fear, but speak and do not keep silent; For I am with you, and no man shall assault you to harm you, for I have many people in this city." (Acts.18: 9 -10 amp)
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Levifantree: 12:48am On Jul 15|
uracefriend:i love this write up, it resonates well with me, i recently did an article on prayer on my blog https://www.bridgeconnect,xyz because of how much importance it is that we pray often
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Bamiz: 1:41am On Jul 15|
uracefriend:I love what you are doing here sir. Keep up the good work. I come to this thread almost everyday to read your write ups.
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by uracefriend(m): 10:39am On Jul 15|
HEAVEN'S DIGEST: Truth, Light & Bread
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Beholding His Glory
The Spirit's Word: And the Word was made 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.
John 1:14 KJV
Many believers can define glory, and have an idea what it means. It has been defined as beauty, majesty, splendor, great admiration, worship, praise, excellence, perfection, bright light, etc. All these definitions and synonyms are good. However, one thing I have discovered which Bible attaches to glory is that it is seen or visible. Do a research, you would find out that glory is always seen and witnessed with the physical eyes. The Old testament saints, kings, levites, priests and prophets saw the glory of God come down when all the rites for consecration, sacrifice and worship were made. The opening Scripture was made by John the beloved. He was referring to the Mount of transfiguration when he said, they beheld his glory as the only begotten of the Father. Remember, God gave witness to Jesus as His begotten Son. Matthew 17:1-8. This was one high knowledge John had of Jesus which made him insurmountable according to Bible scholars. He was banished to the Isle of Patmos after several attempts to kill him failed. He was the beloved, and understood this glory better than the other apostles who witnessed the same. Can we now have an idea of what this glory can do?
Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Colossians 1:26-27. We all know that hope is an expectation. Many of us have had encounters, but to behold this glory is the apex of all encounters. We must all press to behold this glory on earth, and not only when we get to heaven. If you would ever get to behold his glory, truly life can never be the same for you again. I know we walk by faith, and not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7. However, the Scripture also declared: Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun. Ecclesiastes 11:7. Now, Jesus the resurrected Christ is the Sun (Son) of righteousness that arises with healing in His wings. Malachi 4:1-3. When you encounter Jesus in His power and glory, then you will live and breathe the living Word on a daily basis. Revelations 5:12 and 7:12 becomes your testimony. I pray God gives us more understanding. ✡️
Reminder: Live in the fear of the Lord; hunger and thirst for Him continually. Feed on His Word and be guided by the Holy Spirit.
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 2:41pm On Jul 15|
"He came to that which belonged to Him [to His own—His domain, creation, things, world], and they who were His own did not receive Him and did not welcome Him. But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name—They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God."
Am I born with a birth that comes from God ?
Are you born with a birth from God ?
Our family members, friends and human beings we meet on earth daily are they born with a birth from God ?
John 3:3 "Jesus answered and said unto him, *Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God*. 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 3:5 Jesus answered, *Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God*."
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by uracefriend(m): 10:20am On Jul 16|
HEAVEN'S DIGEST: Truth, Light & Bread
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Fruit of the Spirit
The Spirit's Word: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23 KJV
I believe things work best when you work it from first principles. The fruit of the Spirit is getting despised today in my opinion. There are more sermons and teachings on the gifts, power and anointing.
All sound teaching is good but baby Christians abound. As such, there must be a place for them in the Church. We are planted by God the day we received Jesus into our lives. Psalm 1:3, Isaiah 61:3. We have to start bearing fruits before anything else. Even when we're filled with the Holy Spirit on the same day of Salvation, it doesn't mean we are good to go. What do I mean? You are first a son of God, before you are called to serve. Only a mature son can minister in the house of God because he has been taught how to. A baby cannot minister to anybody, but rather needs help. Apostle Peter told us: As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
1 Peter 2:2. There is need for growth, and it is not negotiable in the kingdom. Jesus told Peter to feed His lambs three times. It came as a warning and plea, because of the grave consequences of not getting mature in this kingdom. John 21:15-17. The fruits develop godly character in us.
I have seen young Christians get offended in God, and the Body of Christ. This is because they were not equipped with the Word of God. Christianity is not magic, neither is it a microwave or quick phenomenon that make things happen at the click of a button. It involves process just like a seed takes time to germinate, sprout, and bring forth. Patience and perseverance will do us a lot of good, which is one of the fruit of the spirit also known as long-suffering. We must be acquainted daily with the Word and the Holy Spirit as our navigation on this earth. As we grow, we learn to take spiritual responsibility for our lives first, before we can help others. The fruit will develop us to be lovers of God, and then love our neighbours. God will only equip mature sons for service. He loves us too much to endanger our lives, because the enemy doesn't fight fair. Young Christians must know that they have a personal responsibility to feed on the Word irrespective of the church, teacher or mentor they are tied to. Growth in the eyes of God is measured by the extent of these fruit in your life, and your obedience to the Holy Spirit. ✡️
Reminder:... beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:17-18 KJV
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by uracefriend(m): 9:54am On Jul 17|
HEAVEN'S DIGEST: Truth, Light & Bread
Friday, July 17, 2020
God's Humanity, Man's Divinity
The Spirit's Word: Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Hebrews 2:14-15 KJV
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
Psalms 82:5-6 KJV
When God created the world, He had already factored in both rebellions of Satan and man, and also man's redemption. The Lamb of God was slain from the foundation of the world. Revelation 13:8. He chose us in Christ even before the foundation of the world. Ephesians 1:4. No one can possibly doubt this, because we all believe God is Omniscient. Jesus affirmed what David declared under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost. John 10:34. We are gods. We are divine, made in His image. This is not applicable to unbelievers. Why is that? Because what qualifies us to be gods after the Almighty Himself is seen in Psalm 82:5. Knowledge, understanding and walking in the light. You need to be a child of light before you can walk in it. John 1:1-18, 1 John 1:5-10. All these was God's sovereign plan and purpose for man's redemption and perfection: for us to be conformed to the image of His dear son so we can be one with the Godhead. Hebrews 2:11, Romans 8:29-30.
On the other hand, the Word became flesh and took on the form of His creature: the one He made after His image and likeness. The love of God is the compelling and driving factor. He was more than willing to take part of flesh and blood that suffers corruption. There was no other way for a God of justice and righteousness to defeat the devil who became the boss of man on a fair ground. Man could not help himself, but was destined to perdition. But the love of God wouldn't let this be. Jesus is now the firstborn of all God's creatures, and He is not ashamed of it. This doesn't in any way reduce His glory and power. John 17:5. I declare to you that He is both God and man: divine and human. This was the only just way for man to gain redemption. What can we say? It was more than a noble cause. It is sheer tomfoolery to ignore this sacrifice. Jesus' birth, life on earth, death, victory on the cross, resurrection and ascension has made a way for man to be righteous in the presence of God. All He asks is that we believe in Him, and live our lives for Him. This is for our own good, for without Him we can do nothing. John 15:5. All He said He would do, He did. Why do you think the rapture and His second coming won't be fulfilled?
Surely, it will. ✡️
Reminder: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
2 Corinthians 5:15 KJV
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by uracefriend(m): 10:23am On Jul 18|
HEAVEN'S DIGEST: Truth, Light & Bread
Saturday, July 18, 2020
The Spirit's Word: your worst enemies will be the members of your own family.
Matthew 10:36 GNB
Many have heard about this topic, but not many have experienced it. The devil uses people of the same clan to enforce his cruelty on one another. We are living in the days of violence and extreme wickedness. The whole earth is covered in darkness. Psalm 74:20, Isaiah 60:2. Man killing child or wife for money rituals; cousin killing cousin; aunts and uncles trying to hurt nephews and nieces, due to resentment, hatred, strife, jealousy, competition, witchcraft, sorcery, etc. The devil is a liar, and a murderer. His children take after him, and the lake of fire is the portion of all them that do wickedly against the Covenant. As a child of God, who has authority and power over the devil, you need not fear them. They will always gather, but they will surely fall. Isaiah 54:15. Believers who live in fear are easy prey for the adversary. Fear is the greatest undoing of the believer. No wonder the fearful will not make it to heaven. Revelation 21:8. Jesus already told us Satan only comes to steal, kill and destroy. John 10:10. So, don't ever be perturb when you find out an enemy is after your life, or that of your loved ones. Jesus has given us victory over them all. Hallelujah! Romans 8:37.
We are told to put on the whole armour of God to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:10-18. We must grow in knowledge of our identity and authority in Christ. We must engage the Word to enforce this certain victory. 2 Corinthians 2:14. The devil has been defeated, and so all his workers, cohorts and battalions. Jesus spoiled all of them on the cross. Colossians 2:15. He gave us power to trample on them. Luke 10:19. They are destined to be ashes under the soles of our feet. Malachi 4:3. It is either you believe Jesus and His Word, or you fall prey for the enemy who is full of all manner of wickedness and cruelty. It is a travesty for a believer to become as bread for the enemy. Don't make a shipwreck of your faith by admitting to fear, anxiety, doubts, ignorance, disobedience, etc. If you be followers of that which is good, who is it that can harm you. 1 Peter 3:13. We know the devil and his agents are vile and fight dirty. However, if believers would just take time to grow in the Word and do what it says, the enemy cannot touch you. ✡️
Reminder: I have seen some devils, and they are scared. If they can be afraid of the believer, why should you fear? Don't be afraid of what Jesus has given you authority over. Stand your ground and use His Word against them by opening your mouth.
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|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 10:26pm On Jul 18|
"John answered, A man can receive nothing [he can claim nothing, he can take unto himself nothing] except as it has been granted to him from heaven. [A man must be content to receive the gift which is given him from heaven; there is no other source.]" (John 3:27 amp)
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by uracefriend(m): 9:19am On Jul 19|
HEAVEN'S DIGEST: Truth, Light & Bread
Sunday, July 19, 2020
A Name Like No Other
The Spirit's Word: Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
Hebrews 1:4 KJV
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
I was once asked a question in an exam back in school: what is in a name? Ever since I answered that question, I began to understand the importance of a name, and how it holds sway in the spiritual realm. We know about the name like no other: the name of Jesus Christ. The name that every other thing, being, or situation must bow to. We can grow in knowledge and revelation of this name. He gave us the name as a gift to reign in His stead. Think about it. His name carries the same authority that His presence carries. It is the more excellent name. He is seated at the right hand of divine majesty. Being seated because He is a king, and has conquered. Being at the right hand of God because He is the beloved, and has obtained all power. Being exalted because He submitted to God by taking the lowest and humblest position of becoming man, dying on the cross as the accursed (Galatians 3:13-14), and descending to hell like one of the damned.
We can learn from our Lord. Authority and power can only be given. You can only obtain it by submission. And you can't submit until you love and obey God. And you can't obey what you don't know, neither can you submit to what you don't acknowledge. We must grow in knowledge, and acknowledge the Lord of our lives. Who is it that can exercise dominion with and in the name of Jesus Christ? The one who submits to God. The devil and his demons tremble at the name of Jesus. However, the one who calls the name in faith must be like Jesus. It must be that the owner of the name knows and acknowledge the one that uses His name. Are you approved of God? We get approval when we study His Word. 2 Timothy 2:15. Studying the Word metamorphoses you to be conformed to His image. 2 Corinthians 3:18. The power in the name of Jesus will only flow effectively through a sanctified body or vessel. 1 Corinthians 3:16-18. Also, faith works with other virtues like love (Galatians 5:6), good conscience (1 Timothy 1:19), patience and obedience (Hebrews 10:36), among other things. Cherish His precious and glorious name by your complete devotion to Him. ✡️
Reminder: And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Mark 16:17-18 KJV
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 1:33pm On Jul 19|
There is sufficient grace to live without sin each second that ticks on this earth despite our humanity; it is found in *believing that you have died in the death of Jesus on the Cross* and asking Jesus to do to you *the same irreversible thing He did on Calvary to your whole being (spirit, soul and body 100%) not just in some aspects of your life*
Thus "but those who drink of the water that I will give them *will never be thirsty(for sin/lust /fleshly-fruits)*. The water that I will give *will become in them a spring of water gushing up* to eternal life" (John 4:14)
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by uracefriend(m): 10:13am On Jul 20|
HEAVEN'S DIGEST: Truth, Light & Bread Monday, July 20, 2020
Topic: He's Coming Again
The Spirit's Word: And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
The Lord Jesus ascended to heaven in the presence of His apostles so that they may believe what He had already told them before His death and resurrection: that He came from the Father. John 3:13. I love what He did. All that He said came to pass, and is coming to pass. He told them these things, but He also knew they didn't really believe in Him. You can't doubt what you see. For this reason, He ensured they witnessed His ascension as He lifted into the clouds. After this, we see how solid and unshakable their faith was in the Acts of the Apostles. We know God took Enoch out of the earth. Genesis 5:24. We know again that Elijah was taken in a whirlwind, and chariots of fire out of the earth. 2 Kings 2:11. However, no angel gave witness to these things. In fact, the sons of the prophets were still looking for Elijah, thinking he might be somewhere else on the earth. 2 Kings 2:16-18. But many witnessed the Lord ascend into the clouds to leave no doubt about it. In the kingdom of God, every word must be established by two or three witnesses. This is why the two angels in white clothing came to affirm what Jesus already told them about His return. Matthew 24.
Our God is judicial. Justice and judgment dwells with Him. Psalm 89:14. He must be just in all things. I have been studying the Bible for some time now, and I have come to realise that every word, every conjunction can make a big difference if omitted. For instance, I spotted something in the following Scripture of Mark's account which you wouldn't find in other accounts of the gospel: But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.
Mark 16:7 KJV. Why would the angel say: tell his disciples and Peter? Was Peter not a disciple? The Holy Spirit made me understand that Peter was not a disciple at this point because he denied Jesus thrice. Jesus had to restore him again when He asked thrice if Peter loved Him more than the others. John 21:15-17. Every account of the gospel is peculiar with what the writer wrote. They do not posit the same details all through. Perhaps, you don't believe in Jesus. What about the works He did? What about the signs and wonders wrought by His apostles? No one can deny that Jesus is still doing miracles today. I wish people would stop lying to themselves. Jesus is Lord, and He is coming back for His own. It is sad He already told us many won't believe. How true! ✡️
Reminder: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
Luke 22:32. Let's be careful as our actions can deny Him too, not only when we say.
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 6:21pm On Jul 20|
Meanwhile, the disciples were urging Jesus [to have a meal], saying, “Rabbi (Teacher), eat.” 32 But He told them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33 So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him something to eat?” 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to completely finish His work."
(John 4:31-34 amp)
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 12:16am On Jul 21|
Something about Dreams and their interpretations:
Dreams are either complementary or supplementary.
Complementary aspect of dreams comes from what you desire when you are not asleep in the physical but could not get it then in your dream, you will see yourself achieving that thing.
Supplementary aspect of dream is when you have never thought of something when you are not sleep in the physical then they come from the Spiritual realm either from the positive spiritual realm (GOD) for corrections, guidance, warning, admonition or prospective manifestation of His Grace OR from the negative spiritual realm (devil/demonic projections) to infest your life with evil afflictions. Hence each dreams interpretation depends on what is occupying the mind of that person prior to that dream thus *each dream has unique interpretation for the dreamer*.
You need to check what is the situation of your mind before this dream came in order to be able to interpret it. You can have direct access to any and each dreams interpretation by asking the Holy Spirit to give you its interpretation through prayers thus "there is a God in Heaven who reveals mysteries and secrets..." (Daniel 2:28)
Dreams from God agree with the written word of God according to 2 Timothy 3:16 "Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action)" hence we pray for grace to submit to God's instructions in them, believe and act upon them.
Dreams from devil aligns with the purpose of satan for humanity according to John 10:10 "the devil comes to steal, kill and destroy..." Hence we stand in the faith and Victory of Jesus Christ finished works on Calvary (His death and resurrection; "It is finished" John 19:30) and nullify such enchantments.
The Holy Spirit is always ready to help us sort out anything happening in our lives even more than we claim to be eager to help ourselves (John 14:16"I will pray the Father and He will give you a helper who will be with you forever", John 16:13 "the Spirit of truth will remind you about all that I thought you and will reveal to you those things that will happen in the future" ).
Great Grace Brethren!!!
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 8:35am On Jul 21|
Only the living word of God; Christ Jesus Crucified, Resurrected and Glorified is capable of breaking any and every kind of resistance both in the spiritual and physical realm
"Is not My word like fire [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]? says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks in pieces the rock [of most stubborn resistance]?"
(Jeremiah 23:29 amp)
Submit your whole being (spirit, soul and body 100%) at the foot of His Cross on Calvary in order to receive that *grace of irreversible encounter of His eternal and physical death* which alone can swallow up or evacuate *the flesh we inherited in Adam through biological birth* and replace it with His new life that He breathed out upon the world
"And Jesus breathed out His Spirit and died...." (Mark 15:37)
This new life is nurtured and groomed by *deliberate submission to the Holy Spirit control in a consistent and progressive daily study of God's word through the Holy Bible and discussion/dialogue/prayers with the Holy Spirit outside the general study done with a prayer partner/spouse/family/prayer-group/fellowship/denomination*. This is called your private altar, your inner-place with God or quiet time.
Anyone who has received the new life and does not have a private altar is going to return back to the old-man/old-vomit/the flesh/sinfulness and its eternal consequences of hell-fire. If you do not have a daily consistent and progressive personal bible study lifestyle and fellowship with the Holy Spirit humble yourself, seek mercy from the Crucified Jesus Christ and receive grace to help you in time of need. Do not think everything is normal, with all sincerity everything is abnormal with your faith-walk with Jesus Christ Crucified; Our Lord because you have disconnected from your source thus "... cut-off from me you can do nothing" (John 15:5)
It is the grace from the living word of God that will sustain the new creation life we received in an incorruptible-manner thus "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." (1 Peter 1:23 kjv)
You are only basking in the *heat of mercy and grace received from your last quiet time* and the enemy has sown the seed of discord which will germinate an external disaster in the shortest time, just like an electric-iron disconnected from electricity can still straighten 1 or 2 clothing material with the heat it accumulated when electric charge was still flowing into it but with time, all the accumulated heat will disappear and its function ends.
It is in this private altar that the GOD-HEAD (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) purges us to bear more fruit thus "...every branch that bears fruit, He purges to make it bear more fruit" (John 15:2)
Great Grace Brethren!!!
|Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by uracefriend(m): 10:52am On Jul 21|
HEAVEN'S DIGEST: Truth, Light & Bread Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Topic: Humility and Servant Leadership
The Spirit's Word: But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Mark 10:43-45 KJV
The way the kingdom of God is set is totally opposite to what we have in the world. In the world, people would do anything for men and women to serve them, and bow down to them. This is clearly telling us that the kingdom of God is in no way similar to the kingdom of the world or the kingdom of darkness. God is all about meeting the needs of others, while Satan brings men under cruel oppression and bondage to do his bidding. God will never compel any man. He only leads, and we can choose to obey or disobey. One of the greatest wisdom Jesus taught us is servant leadership. This was His entire life. Nobody called for Jesus that He refused to go along with them, except for the Syrophoenician woman because it was outside of His calling. Matthew 15:21-28. To be really great in this kingdom, we must be humble. We can't be humble and not serve others. Jesus' life from start to finish was poured out for many. He never sought anything for Himself. It was a consecrated life that was totally sold out to God, and selfless. John 4:34-35.
Many don't understand that the kingdom of God is one that totally denies self. If you still nurse selfish ambitions, you are not fit for the kingdom. If you still loathe people, and show them contempt or prejudice, you have not known what the kingdom is about. True humility requires you to see yourself as a servant to others, and to meet their needs in any capacity the Lord has graced you with. It is not an easy thing to do, unless you are totally devoted to God. Total devotion to God and His kingdom is the greatest cause any man can take up. Matthew 6:33. We must live like children of the day, because we are of the light. 1 Thessalonians 5:5. Don't harbour pride, competition, strife, or whatever can shipwreck your life by giving Satan undue advantage over you. Ephesians 4:27. Always set your heart on God and His kingdom so that men may behold His light and truth in your life. Many love God, but have not understood what this agape love is all about. It is the highest call you can ever respond to, and it calls for total self abandonment, sacrifice, and submission to God and His kingdom. ✡️
Reminder: Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Matthew 16:24 KJV. We can't love both God and the world.
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