The Process that Magnifies the Treasure

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.  (2Co_4:7-9)

New covenant servants (followers of Jesus Christ) are “earthen vessels” (ordinary clay pots). Yet, in the container of their redeemed humanity dwells “this treasure” (the Son of God Himself). This arrangement calls for the treasure (Jesus), not the vessels (you and me) to be the object of all trust and the recipient of all glory: “that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.” Appropriately, the Lord has also arranged a process that magnifies the treasure.

This process involves the every day pressures of life, which come from all sides. “We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed.” Clay pots cannot withstand much pressure, but the treasure within us (Christ) is able to keep is from being smashed. “Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus” (2Ti_2:1)

The process that draws attention to the treasure also involves many perplexities. “We are perplexed, but not in despair.” We face difficult decisions and impossible issues, but our Wonderful Counselor protects us from hopelessness: “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col_2:3).

Persecutions are included in the process: “persecuted, but not forsaken.” People accuse us, misunderstand us, or lie about us. Still, we know we are not abandoned by our Lord who lives within us. “For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’ ” (Heb_13:5).

Even catastrophes are a part of the process that magnifies the treasure who indwells us: “struck down, but not destroyed.” Circumstantial upheavals and overwhelming heartaches occur, but the Lord stabilizes our souls, so we don’t “tip over” under the weight of circumstances. “They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support” (Psa_18:18).

Thus, life comes at us like an overpowering military tank, ready to flatten us. There is no natural hope, because clay pots can’t handle tanks. Yet, as the dust clears, the flower pot of our lives can remain intact (if we are trusting in the able and faithful one who lives in our hearts). There is no attacking tank that can overcome the Lord Jesus Christ. “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1Jo_4:4).

Prayer

Lord Jesus, You are my indwelling treasure. When pressures, perplexities, persecutions, or catastrophes come my way, teach me to trust in You. When others ask how I am sustained through these difficulties, remind me to give all glory and honor to You. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

God’s Time Is The Best

English: The Lord Jesus Christ in the image of...

English: The Lord Jesus Christ in the image of Good Shepherd. Early Christian trsdition of symbolism. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of the Testimonies That Will Remain Ever Remembered, Now Shared With you precious souls, beloved of the most high!

My Friends, You that fear the Lord and Join in the Praise with Angels as they Bow and Worship him as long as he has been, is and still will be – Revelations 4:11;

I have learnt it through and quite well, but; I haven’t arrived yet! Am still in this training which I do not know at all if it will come to an end. All my life I have seen the Hand of God guide me in every way. I have made a few mistakes that are very frustrating to the Lord but I have also done reconciliations with Lord and he has accepted me back to him.

Not by Works, It’s All His Grace

Our Lord Jesus Christ

It is the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ that will save us, of course he will also consider our works.

I have come to learn today that indeed according to his word, the Lord rewards us only by his grace and not by works. If it were by works, today I would have been blessed massively because am doing things that are right my eyes – judging that what I am doing is pleasant to the Lord, and later perhaps I would be punished when I do those disgraceful things in the eyes of the most high God. We all need to understand “Rom_11:6 and if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.; Eph_2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Our works 90% are all not righteous that at the end of the business day or normal activity day, if requested to give account of what good we have done on that day according to the teachings of our Lord Jesus, only 10% will be revealed to be true. Therefore, brethren; let us come together in faith and join the angels in giving thanks to our God as stated in Rev 11:17 saying: “Lord God Almighty, the one who is and who was! We thank you that you have taken your great power and have begun to rule!

The Lord God almighty deserves the glory, and the praise and the honor as long as we live. Praise him at all times.

Christianity is Not a Life Style, It is the life of Jesus we have to live not to emulate, to do as he taught!

This started in the dreams, someone stood from afar and was commanding me to stop praising the Lord & worshiping his holy name else I would see trouble in my life. And to this person saying that to me, I said; how can I stop praising the giver of my life? I will not.

During the first week of January 2013, the Lord revealed Don Moen’s Song afresh to me, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIj6k3yYWo0 and when I heard it this time; it was as if the song was sent anew to speak to me, but I did not understand what the song meant until I faced a few challenges that almost turned my mind upside down. This was one of the toughest times I had ever experienced in my life. {The Wife & Daughter’s permits expired and to renew them, I was charged three times more than the normal charges}, I fought of course with the help of the Lord I managed to overcome the financial situation and went ahead, 12 days later; it started raining while I had gone into the reserve doing a few monthly duties, when I received a phone call from my office that my office and the entire lodge including my households are drowned in water. I live within the Lodge premises which is located right on the river banks of the Limpopo River in South Africa. Driving wasn’t easy to get back and rescue my household as the road was muddy though I was Driving TDI Land rover. I managed after about 45 minutes to get back to camp, when I arrived; it was quite surprising, it was as if someone had opened a fire fighters hose reel and placed it on the doors of the house and offices. At this point there was nothing we could do but escape to higher land. I had found my wife and kid have been rescued by one of my colleagues and taken to my office. I rushed to my house to pick a few important belongings I could, when I got to the house; the only way to get in was by swimming, the water level in the house was going through my waist. I managed to collect only a file case that contained mine and my Family’s IDs. That was all I could get, the rest was in water!

The place being a game reserve has lots of dangerous animals including venomous snakes which we feared at this time, if one sustains a bite, they will die without help. Thank God all the venomous snakes and dangerous predators where running for their lives too. The only place we had to take refuge to, is our staff complex which is on a hill where the water could not reach.

While I was swimming in my house my colleagues were pushing my car to higher ground which wasn’t easy, thank God they are my team so dedicated and strong. I pray for them always that God may bless them mightily. What was most amazing was that, it took us 45 minutes to fight against the strength of water while we swam to rescue employees who were on duty in a range of 50 meters. Some were capsizing in Water while others swam slowly in a water depth of 2.1 meters high. We were so lucky that even though it took us time, we managed to rescue everyone and isolated our abode which we could do nothing about. It took 18hrs for the water levels to go low. During this time, my household praised & thank God for his grace that saved every soul.

Properties I had worked for, for the past 15 years including academic qualifications and Study resources, disappeared in 18hrs. Today I remain empty with nothing to show that I have anymore.

The Miracle still remain today, no life was lost; all the material gain will take you nowhere as they can go anytime. Yet the Lord will never leave you by yourself. He will save you with your family and take care of you in any situation that may come. I am so thankful to God today because he alone promised to be with me, to see me through all this toil.

Afterwards, my feet though so big; when I entered into my house before cleaning it, could not be seen as I was fully covered in thick mud. We later killed 4 Deadly snakes black Mambas in my house during and after the cleaning – Mar 16:18 they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; …

I want you to know brethren that the Lord will be with you at all times whatever the world can bring, the Lord Jesus will stand with you. Here I am today, I still remain the same; when I go into the midst of people who know me not, no one will tell what I have been through; the flood I experienced is just a dot of all the things I have seen in a short life I have so far lived. But, even today; I still boldly strand to say, the Lord as old as he is; he is what he says he is. Psa 89:34  My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. Rev 3:7 … he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; Only Jesus Christ of Nazareth does what he promised.

1Co_12:6 and there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

Eph_4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

 

Last Word:

Heb_10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised 😉

NB* I have received lots of warnings that in this place
I am, I should stop worshiping the Lord. But, brethren; let me tell you. We can only receive command from the lord Jesus not those we are supposed to Command. God bless as you journey on and may he give you the grace to stand faithful to & in him. Love you all, for Christ. In Jesus Christ’s name. Amen!

 

 

Things To Be Let Behind

English: John the Baptist baptizing Christ

English: John the Baptist baptizing Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus.”– Heb_12:1-2.

LEAVE BEHIND your past sins. They have been many and great, more than you can count. But if you have confessed and forsaken them, they have been put away, “as far as the east is from the west.'” Nothing could be more explicit than

1Jo_1:9. It is useless to brood over the past. God has buried it in the grave of Christ. Go and sin no more!

Leave behind your bad habits that encumber you (R.V. marg.). You know what they are, and how they cling–ill-temper, jealousy, pride, evil-speaking, and many another! You have fallen again and again, overtaken by them, tripped up, your robes stained and torn. There should be some finality in your life, a mark on the grass from which you start to run the race. The command to put off the old man is in the definite tense (

Col_3:8-9). It be-speaks one sudden strong act of the will, God-nerved and God-empowered. This, then, is the hour when you must strike for liberty “Ye have died, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”

Leave behind your accomplished ideals. They were once far in front and above you. As you climbed they seemed almost inaccessible, and mocking voices rang out their defiance of your attempt. But by the grace of God things that once you dreamt of are now realised, and you are sitting on the peak that once seemed to laugh you to scorn. But you must leave it behind! Look up! look forward! Are there not fresh ideals calling to you? Leave behind your attainments and strike your tents. One battle is fought, but a yet stronger foe bars the way immediately in front. It is suicidal to rest on your oars; to do so will expose you to the inevitable backward drift.

The best way to leave behind is to press forward. The Spirit of God bids us “run with patience the race set before us, looking unto Jesus.” He is our Forerunner, always before us, always leading us on. His crest, like the plume of Henry of Navarre, is always in the very thick of the fight. Let the soul follow hard after Him, and it will become almost oblivious to what it leaves behind. The boy who is running for the goal, in his eagerness to win the prize, strips himself of one and another article of clothing. He will not count their worth, so long as he may win the prize. So run that ye may attain! Apprehend that for which you were apprehended! Lay hold on the outstretched crown of life!

PRAYER

Most gracious God, quicken me by Thy Holy Spirit, that I may run in the way Thou hast marked out for me. May I ever be kept looking off unto Jesus. In Jesus’ name; AMEN.

The Beginning Of The End Has Hope

Show me dear Jesus my Own mistakes that I may correct them, those I cannot I pray thee correct them for me, search me and find what you did not plant inside of me and pluck it out In Jesus’ Name.

If I say the World – the Human race is likely to become instinct in the near future; I will be to some extent right if i say this! Truth is slowly being rulled out. If only we could turn to him while we still have the time, the better!  The Lord says, “(Jeremiah 29:11) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

“Lam 3:26  It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.”

But, WE HUMANS, what have we done that the eye has seen the ear? We have committed abomination, outrage, a detestable thing in the eyes of the creator, do we think we can argue with his creation plan? Satan tried and he was thrown down to earth, he left that beautiful place called Heaven – the dwelling of the Most high! What do you think the Lord will do to us? The human race will not overthrow the plan of God, yet, it is indeed known that trying they shall try until the day the Lord lets Abraham’s seed rule the World!

Jer 33:25  Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; Jer 33:26  Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.

The Lord Is Still Willing To reconcile with YOU & me today!

Jer 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Act 10:43  To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

Go to any living Church, a church that love God, and you will find him there! Read the Bible – It must be a holy Bible, the Man of God Prophet T. B. Joshua has said it more clearly “The Bible becomes Holy when before you read it, pray that God may be involved”. The word is …

Call upon the name of the Lord in truth and in spirit, then shall ye Live!

Prayer,

Father, I pray thee in Jesus’ name. Make me beautiful within, create a clean heart within me and renew the spirit within me and forgive my sins!

Remove every substance (Physical and Spiritual, intellectually or emotionally) that the enemy might have deposited inside of me, whatever it is that I might have eaten through dream, or from the table of the enemy, be removed in Jesus’ name. I break any covenant that I have with the enemy that I know and that I know not, whatever it is with my life that is not yours Lord Jesus, I break it! I stand in the blood of Jesus, and the fire of the Holy Ghost. I know the enemy does make his fake fire too, but I call the unquenchable, the iron smelting fire of the holy ghost to consume every demonic authority in my life, destiny, health, finances, matrimonial, Career, among my children in Jesus’ Name. Straighten me dear Jesus I pray. In Jesus’ name.

Thank you father, thank Jesus Christ for thy LOVE and presence in my life, thank you for answering my prayer and for releasing me and all that is to do with me and all that are connected to me.