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|Religion / What's In A Name? Everything! (6) by Btruth: 6:37am|
What’s In A Name? Everything! (6)
Tue, 21 Sep 2021
‘The name of the city from that time on will be: The Lord [Yahweh Shammah] Is There.’ Ezekiel 48:35
During Israel’s twenty-fifth year in captivity in Babylon Ezekiel received from God the name Yahweh-Shammah: the Lord is there. He described their future home, Jerusalem, saying, ‘The name of the city from that time on will be: The Lord Is There.’
It applies not only to the Lord of the old covenant, but equally to Jesus, the Lord of the new covenant whose name, ‘Immanuel’, means ‘God is with us.’ (Matthew 1:23 NLT) It means that at all times, in all places, under all circumstances, for all of us, He’s available and present!
David discovered: ‘I can never escape from Your Spirit! I can never get away from Your presence! If I go up to Heaven, You are there; if I go down to the grave, You are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there Your hand will guide me, and Your strength will support me.’ (Psalm 139:7–10 NLT) The name Yahweh-Shammah signifies that God’s presence is all we need.
Remember when just the presence of your mother or father was enough to comfort and bring confidence to you? Fear, loneliness and helplessness disappeared when they were there. In Israel’s worst moments God’s response was always the same: ‘I am with you.’ Those words guaranteed their needs would be abundantly met! And today God’s saying to you, ‘I’m with you, and neither death, life, angels, spirit-powers, present or future fears, height, depth, nor anything else in all creation will separate you from My love’ (see Romans 8:38–39).
That’s promise enough for anybody. Take it and run with it today!
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Happened:show me the other one so that I can compare.....
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Queenttoast01:the last I heard of him was his visit to them (NDC or whatever they call them) though.
|Religion / What's In A Name? Everything! (5) by Btruth: 1:42am On Sep 20|
What’s In A Name? Everything! (5)
Mon, 20 Sep 2021
‘And this will be His name: “The Lord Is Our Righteousness.”’ Jeremiah 23:6
The name, Yahweh-Tsidkenu: the Lord my righteousness, was given by God to Jeremiah, announcing the coming of Jesus. ‘I will raise up a righteous descendant from King David’s line… And this will be His name: “The Lord Is Our Righteousness.”’ (Jeremiah 23:5–6 NLT) Before Jesus came, our righteousness was dependent on our own efforts.
‘We will be counted as righteous when we obey all the commands the Lord our God has given us.’ (Deuteronomy 6:25 NLT) But we failed the righteousness test big time! Then ‘the Lord our righteousness’ became our solution. Here’s how: God ‘made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.’ (2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV)
Notice, in Jesus we’ve ‘become’ [been converted… turned into] righteous before God! We’re not to try to do right just so we can feel right before God or generate a supply of good works to draw from when we need credit. We’re to draw what we need from the righteousness deposited into our account by Christ. If we need humility, purity, patience, kindness or love, it’s useless to look within ourselves. They’re just not there!
We must draw them by faith from the supply stored up for us in Jesus. Guilty hearts can draw forgiveness, anxious spirits can draw peace, weary souls can draw strength, and confused minds can draw guidance from our inexhaustible supply in Yahweh-Tsidkenu. Just as you receive salvation by faith, you must draw righteousness and everything else you need through faith in what God has accomplished and stored up for your use in Jesus—the Lord your righteousness!
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|Religion / What's In A Name? Everything! (4) by Btruth: 5:32am On Sep 19|
What’s In A Name? Everything! (4)
Sun, 19 Sep 2021
‘Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.’ Judges 6:23
The name Yahweh-Shalom: the Lord my peace, was discovered by Gideon when God assigned him the job of leading Israel against the Midianites—a position Gideon saw as far beyond his abilities. ‘How can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.’ (Judges 6:15 NIV) The Lord responded, ‘I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites… Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.’ (Judges 6:16, 23 NIV)
A frightened Gideon believed God before the battle was even fought and the victory secured. Through the eyes of faith, he envisioned peace already secured, and built an altar to Yahweh-Shalom: the Lord my peace. We assume that we can only have inner peace when our outer circumstances are favourable. Let’s learn, like Gideon, that inward peace doesn’t depend on altering outward circumstances. It depends on believing that Yahweh-Shalom is with you, and that will bring you through the battle with inner peace.
Jesus said: ‘Peace I leave with you; My peace [inner, faith-based] I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives [outward, circumstantial]. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.’ (John 14:27 NIV) No matter how inadequate you feel today, remember these words: ‘I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace… take heart! I have overcome the world.’ (John 16:33 NIV)
Your job is to ‘take heart’ because Yahweh-Shalom is with you, and to trust Christ the ‘overcomer’ to handle the circumstances for you!
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Thanks for the updates.
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......they don't want to be label bad visitor on their first visit nii .........lol
|Religion / What's In A Name? Everything! (3) by Btruth: 6:29am On Sep 18|
What’s In A Name? Everything! (3)
Sat, 18 Sep 2021
‘Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring.’ Exodus 14:13
Let’s look again at Yahweh-Nissi: the Lord my banner. It isn’t easy to hand our battles over and let God fight for us. We feel like we’re copping out or being irresponsible. Popular thinking says, ‘Don’t just sit there, do something!’ We’re like the drowning man who can’t stop grasping at his rescuer. We imagine they need our help, and as a result we end up making their job almost impossible. The truth is—we become their worst nightmare! But just because God fights for us doesn’t mean we’re not involved. The hardest part about the order—‘stand still and watch the deliverance of the Lord’—is we mistake standing still for doing nothing, or being derelict in our duty. Fear says, ‘Just do something!’ Faith says, ‘Stand in faith. Let God do it!’ That’s about as far from doing nothing as you can get. It’s faith at its highest.
So how come we need spiritual armour if we don’t do the fighting? Good question! Paul said, ‘Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.’ (Ephesians 6:11 NIV) Notice: you wear His armour—not yours. You’re to stand—not fight. ‘The weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh.’ (2 Corinthians 10:4 NASB) Human methods get in God’s way; natural abilities are useless against spiritual forces.
The grub of the dragonfly at the bottom of the pond may be a well-developed, vigorous grub. But once it becomes a dragonfly, the strengths of its grub-life won’t help it to live an airborne life. Whereas we once trusted in our own human effort, now we trust only in Yahweh-Nissi.
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NLPoliceWoman:what about rule 20?
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|Politics / Re: FG To Spend $4.9bn Fresh Loans On Kano-Niger Republic Rail Line, Others by Btruth: 7:31am On Sep 17|
......if only someone could explain to me what our interest in Niger is? Perhaps, I will understand why all this stupid rails connections to Niger is.
|Religion / What's In A Name? Everything! (2) by Btruth: 4:30am On Sep 17|
What’s In A Name? Everything! (2)
Fri, 17 Sep 2021
‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.’ 2 Chronicles 20:15
When Israel was threatened by the armies of Amalek, God gave them a glorious victory. Realising that God was fighting the battle for them, Moses built an altar to Yahweh-Nissi: the Lord my banner. Fighting our own battles was never God’s idea. The Bible says, ‘The Lord is a man of war.’ (Exodus 15:3 KJV) ‘The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.’ (Exodus 14:14 KJV) ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged... for the battle is not yours, but God’s.’
As human beings we get exhausted and discouraged because we keep trying to fight in our own strength. We engage in fruitless cycles of repentance, resolution, struggle, defeat, discouragement, and repenting all over again. The only spiritual conflict that’s ever successfully won is the one God fights for us. He doesn’t expect us to win the battle but to let Him win it on our behalf. ‘But aren’t we supposed to fight too?’ you ask. Yes, we’re to ‘fight the good fight of faith.’ (1 Timothy 6:12 KJV)
Ours isn’t a battle of exhausting effort, it’s the battle of believing. ‘But aren’t we supposed to wrestle like Jacob did?’ First of all, Jacob didn’t win by wrestling, he won by being rendered too weak to keep wrestling. Secondly, his victory lay in surrender to God. Are you worn out from the battle? Are you at the end of your rope? Then you’re just where God wants you! Let go and trust Yahweh-Nissi to prevail for you, because ‘the battle is not yours, but God’s’!
Stand up and declare with Paul, ‘When I am weak, then am I strong.’ (2 Corinthians 12:10 KJV)
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|Politics / Re: Fani-Kayode: "I Will Never Leave PDP Till Thy Kingdom Come" - Throwback Video by Btruth: 11:17pm On Sep 16|
.......now wonder when Baba Obasanjo said in those days that, give Fani Kayode food,and he will dance for you.
|Politics / Re: Yoruba Nation Supporters Storm UN HQ In New York, Demand Referendum (Video) by Btruth: 11:06am On Sep 16|
tsaragii:something is definitely wrong with your brain.
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bukatyne:as in Babatunde.....
|Religion / What's In A Name? Everything! (1) by Btruth: 5:55am On Sep 16|
What’s In A Name? Everything! (1)
Thu, 16 Sep 2021
‘You alone are the Most High over all the earth.’ Psalm 83:18
The Israelites called God Yahweh, a name they thought of as incommunicable and inexplicable. The name means the ‘self-existing one’; the ‘I AM’. He was before all things, the Creator of all things; an awesome but seemingly impersonal, unknowable being. However, God wanted us to know Him in a personal way, so in Scripture He added five revealing titles to the name Yahweh, five word-portraits to help us understand and relate to Him. The Israelites usually discovered the truth of these word-portraits during times of crisis and distress. And they’ll encourage you, too, during your time of need.
Yahweh-Yireh: the Lord will see, the Lord will provide. Abraham was about to sacrifice his son when God provided a lamb as an offering in Isaac’s place. And in response Abraham called God Yahweh-Yireh, the Lord who sees and provides. But it doesn’t just apply to Abraham. The New Testament references many counterparts to the Lord who sees our needs and provides answers. Jesus said, ‘Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.’ (Matthew 6:32 NLT)
Like a caring responsive parent, God sees His children’s needs before they do, and provides the solution. Before their shoes wear out, their father provides new ones. They don’t have to beg, bargain and plead. Maybe you’re wondering how come you don’t always get what you ask for. Because God knows what you really need—you don’t! Think about it: it’s possible for your wants to be gratified and your real needs go unmet. Remember Yahweh-Yireh sees your needs, and because He sees them He will provide for them! It’s that simple!
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Who send am?.......
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Mama Gee...... Congratulations maa. Long life with plenty of good health in Jesus name.
|Religion / Practise Self-control by Btruth: 6:00am On Sep 15|
Wed, 15 Sep 2021
‘Do not give in to sinful desires.’ Romans 6:12
Paul writes: ‘Consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ… Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires… [or] let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God.’ (Romans 6:11–13 NLT) If you let it, your body will lead you astray. It’s not that it’s evil, but it has certain appetites which are always ready to respond to surrounding stimuli, all of which are terribly appealing and temporarily satisfying.
Chuck Swindoll writes: ‘Life on earth is really nothing more than a string of moments… And I don’t want my testimony for Jesus Christ to be shattered by a single moment of indulging my flesh. I don’t want one moment of rage or pride or lust to cast a shadow over a lifetime of walking with my Lord. Frankly, I fear that possibility. And do you know what? I want to fear that possibility. When I stop fearing it—I’m in grave danger.’
So how do you deal with your carnal appetites? The only way is to make God’s Word your code of conduct and refuse to compromise. And if you need a role model you won’t find a better one than Jesus. He said, ‘Whoever wants to be My disciple must deny themselves.’ (Matthew 16:24 NIV) Each day, look for an opportunity to deny yourself in some small area. You’ll be surprised how hard it is! But the payoff comes later when you need to deny yourself in a big area of life that has much more riding on it.
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Congratulations to the twins
|Religion / Spiritual Growth Is A Group Project by Btruth: 8:59am On Sep 14|
Spiritual Growth Is A Group Project
Tue, 14 Sep 2021
‘Let us go into the house of the Lord.’ Psalm 122:1
The psalmist said, ‘I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.”’ Do you feel that way about God’s house too? And if not, why not?
Paul writes: ‘You are members of God’s family. Together, we are His house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus Himself. We are carefully joined together in Him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. Through Him you... are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by His Spirit.’ (Ephesians 2:19–22 NLT) There are times when you need to be alone with God in prayer; there are times you’ll only find the answer you seek when you’re with God’s people. When those who are indwelt by God’s Spirit meet for worship, teaching, encouragement and service, God shows up in a powerful way. You grow spiritually as you experience His presence, hear His Word, and fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ. Every time you gather with other members of Christ’s body, it reminds you again that you’re on the winning side.
It’s hard to celebrate by yourself. When you’ve something worth celebrating you generally call people together so you can share the joy, right? Jesus is so excited about His victory at the cross, that He calls us together every week to celebrate what He accomplished for us. And celebration, like spiritual growth, is a group project.
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|Religion / God Will Never Abandon You by Btruth: 1:24am On Sep 13|
God Will Never Abandon You
Mon, 13 Sep 2021
‘Everyone abandoned me. May it not be charged against them. But the Lord stood with me.’ 2 Timothy 4:16–17
When someone you love dies, divorces or deserts you, it hurts deeply. Even Paul wasn’t exempt. Here are some of his last words: ‘Timothy, please come as soon as you can. Demas has deserted me… Only Luke is with me. Bring Mark with you when you come, for he will be helpful to me… Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm… The first time I was brought before the judge, no one came with me. Everyone abandoned me… But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength… He rescued me from certain death. Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and bring me safely into His heavenly Kingdom.’ (2 Timothy 4:9–18 NLT)
The fact is, you can survive without others but you can‘t survive without God. That’s why He strips away things that make us dependent on people. He sends certain individuals into your life to help build your faith and develop your character, and when they’re gone, to leave you with the assurance that God is in control. The loss of loved ones: (1) develops your spiritual muscle; (2) tests your resilience; (3) shows you the scope of God’s power.
When Moses died and Joshua was left in charge, God told him, ‘As I was with Moses, so I will be with you.’ (Joshua 1:5 NKJV) That’s something Joshua could never have learned while Moses was still in the picture. And it’s a lesson you can’t learn while you’re looking to someone else for your answers. So, turn to the Lord. Let the One who said, ‘Peace, be still’ (Mark 4:39 NKJV) to the storm on Galilee, speak peace to the thing that’s troubling you today.
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|Religion / Don't Lose Sight Of Your Goals by Btruth: 7:13am On Sep 12|
Don’t Lose Sight Of Your Goals
Sun, 12 Sep 2021
‘His heart is established; he will not be afraid.’ Psalm 112:8
To achieve success in life there are three obstacles you’ll have to be aware of and overcome:
(1) Weariness. Racehorses run at approximately the same speed; sometimes the difference between winning and losing the race comes down to their ‘heart’ to win. So, look into your heart today and see if you are truly committed. ‘Do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.’ (Hebrews 10:35–36 NKJV)
(2) Fear. When it comes to commitment, there are four kinds of people. a) Cop-outs: people who have no goals and who don’t commit. b) Hold-outs: people who don’t know if they can reach their goals so they’re afraid to commit. c) Drop-outs: people who start towards a goal but give up when the going gets tough. d) All-outs: people who set goals, commit to them and pay the price to reach them. Which one of the four are you? Fear and faith will always be present in your life, and the one you choose will determine whether you succeed or fail.
(3) Complacency. Successful businessman Ray Kroc said, ‘As long as you’re green, you’re growing. As soon as you’re ripe, you start to rot.’ If you’re wise, you’ll take regular rest periods to refresh, renew, and refocus. But you must not settle for yesterday’s successes, or coast on today’s momentum. Be like Paul: ‘I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race.’ (Philippians 3:13–14 NLT)
|Nairaland / General / Re: 9/11: Photos That People Will Never Forget by Btruth: 8:17am On Sep 11|
Moderator, can you please push this to the front page?
We need to remember those that paid dearly for the crime of terrorism in the world.
RIP the dead.
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