the LAW

 

Do you know that the 10 commandments were given to us for our good?

Let’s study together Exodus chapter 20.

  • The first and second commandment says you should have no other God before Him, you should not bow to or serve any graven image….now this is really, really to your  own advantage. You make the devil happy by not serving God. It has been the devil’s plan right from inception, he has always wanted people to serve him instead of God. Remember the scenario at the garden of Eden…remember how devil tempted Jesus back then.So what good are you doing yourself by making the devil and those small demons happy? Why should you waste your money and time making sacrifices that you’ll have to renew if you don’t want repercussions?

 

  • Third commandment; Thou shall not take the name of the Lord in vain. Don’t swear but accord reverence to the use of the name of the Lord. If the gods of thunder or lightning does not take with levity , swearing, emitting its punishment sternly in great rage of fury, then how much more the consequences, if the name of Jesus is being used in careless levity. Biko, don’t swear at all, either by heaven, earth or by His name.\
  • Fourth commandment; Keep the Sabbath day holy, which is now the day of the Lord, the day of rest. Please endeavour to rest from all your toils and labour of the week and get refreshed for the upcoming week. Saturday is just a day of rest from your work you still have to use the hours for personal things and most especially parties here and there. So use your Sunday to rest and rejuvenate yourselves.
  • Fifth commandment; Honour your parents and even elders. If it is not even in the commandments of God, it is our tradition. It’s a general belief and biblical that respect for elderly ones comes along with blessings especially our parents who have invested so much in us.
  • Sixth commandment; don’t kill. if you kill and after investigation, you are declared guilty as charged you will be killed too.
  • Seventh commandment; you know the end result of adultery? Sooner or later you will have a child out of wedlock or contract venereal diseases. Is that what you want?
  • Eighth commandment; don’t steal, because no matter how smart or tactful you are, you will eventually get caught and the shame and stigma that follows being called a thief is not worth disobeying the commandment.
  • Tenth commandment; don’t bear false witness and don’t covet thy neighbour’s belongings. The act of covetousness is corollary, if you do any of such it’s going to be done to you. What goes around surely comes around; whatever you sow you will reap.

Can you now agree with me that it is for our own good? God gave us these commandments so we could enjoy our lives.

In Matthew22:37-40, Jesus summarised the law into two;

  • Love the lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul and with all thy might(First to fourth commandments)
  • Love your neighbour as yourself(fifth to tenth commandments)

So abide and walk by God’s principles so you enjoy your life here on earth and in heaven (you’ve got nothing to lose by being law abiding).

The GOOD NEWS is this, after these laws were given, Jesus was sent and he died for our sins, and He has given us the power to go and sin no more.

#No more struggle#

#no more falling and rising#

Now grace is much more better and greater than all our sins.

amen.

 

 

 

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holy hill of the Lord

A church is a place of worship and

Also a collection of people worshipping.

Worship in this context means deep reverence accorded to God …note…in Spirit and in truth!

It is a place where you can commune with God. there is this feel of  warmth, brotherly and sisterly affection in a fellowship ( all things been equal). Back in the Old Testament their tabernacle was a place where they made sacrifice to atone for their sins so as to ensure a right relationship with God, though we can do that wherever we are even within the confines of our home.

Do you go to church? But before you respond, let me ask for what purpose? You might go to church for the same reason in which someone goes to disco hall. Yours might be just to show off your sexy, seductive wears; the most expensive clothing in your wardrobe or to model out the attire in vogue.

We find out that the church is becoming worldly and the world becoming ‘churchy’. For Christ’s sake, are birthdays, dinner party, wedding, funeral ceremony not sufficient for your show offs?  If God has blessed you indeed then let’s know it by the help you render to others. There are very few philanthropists that are Christians why can’t wealthy Christians be philanthropist?

Others might even go to church for another hullaballoo with the kingdom of Satan (drumming in hell, dance and jubilation in the church, cooking in hell: feasting, dining and wining in the church, sacrifice and chanting in the church, weeping and gnashing of teeth in  hell…). Jesus sent out the exchangers from the temple…the sight was just to irritating and repelling!!!

Nobody is saying you should go to church shabby or smelly, all am saying is, let the purpose for which everyone left house for church be a very good purpose with the right motive.

If you realize the church (building or the name) is the problem, of course you can exit the congregation but if you (your heart) is the problem then you have to repent and make your heart habitable for God.

They that worship God must worship him in spirit and in truth. The next time you go to your church, ascertain yourself and the atmosphere in which you all are worshipping.

 

#hallowed be thy name oh Lord#

#Abba Father, accept our worship#

one million dollar question!!!

I’ll really love you to ask yourself these questions…

Let’s say a wrong doing or act is not punishable by law or by God , would you have  kept away or indulged in those acts?

What if our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, gave the time of His coming -and by prediction and calculation- it’s not anytime soon, would you behave differently? Would you have lived as a true Christian? forgiving offences, giving to the needy, living holy…just to mention a few!

Or maybe before coming to this world, you were given opportunity to chose your period of sojourn on earth and you were approved and  destined to live for a hundred years before death, will you have lived carefully, or would you hve felt there was no need/reason to be prayerful, watchful and vigilant? or will you do as you please, ‘after all, no one, nothing can kill me’…hmmmm

If you have all the riches, fame, beauty and connection like Bill Gates, Obama, president Trump and others, would you have been advicea-able, correct-able and even satiable. because some people are only serving and doing His will simply because they want something from Him

Many seek Him because they want a spouse, certificate, visa, job, provision, acommodation and so on. whereas it should be – seek ye first the kingdom of God and all other things shall be added unto thee.

Your answer to the above question will show if you are living this life in vanity or hypocritically ’cause God knows why you are serving and doing His will. moreover, he prefers serious relationship now while on earth.

You remember the garden of Eden experience? He wants you to have that garden experience even now while on earth not until after death or rapture.

Lemme bring to your remembrance a line in ‘Our Lord’s prayer”…thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

live a blessed life cause every second, minute and day counts! do get yurself a brand new orientation and attitude such that you seek Him, the CREATOR more THAN the created.

#  so, help me God#

 

Don’t resign to fate yet!

Not everyone does something and get the required result immediately. not everybody achieve their aim the first time. That you have attempted once , twice or even over and over again doesn’t mean that is your fate. nah ! naah! don’t resign to fate! It is just to early to give up, this article might just be the one that will motivate you to give another trial and boom…you are there!

 

 

Sometime ago, I was returning home after a short outing and I saw lighted bulb in/around people’s compound and I was like, whao, there is light! even before getting home I had already lined out several things I will do with the light. With high morale, I dashed into the house as soon as my hubby drove in and parked into our compound.

aha-these people have taken their light. oooh…aaah…I muttered beneath my breath. In dissapointment I went to lay my back thinking of other options when suddenly the light came on.

“Thank God…the light has been restored”, I exclaimed! It was my thanksgiving that my husband heard and he replied, “no, it was not taken in the first instant, I only switched over from generator to NEPA”.

Hun-un! really?

 

 

 

I stood at the spot and played back the scene in my mind. Okayyyy, when we were about to set out, the last thing we did was to put off the generator but no one remembered to switch over and that was why despite the fact that I saw light in other places, we didn’t have.

So the fault is from us not from NEPA. Now I get it. but the Holy Spirit ministeed more to me. hmmmm

How many times have you seen others making and acheiving their aim but instead of asking yourselves why? what? How and where have I missed it? we were instead trading the blame game …pointing accusing fingers to someone somewhere.

Now, not anymore! It is time to look inwards  and try again.

Even mobile network will say try again later!

 

Yea, switch over! switch off!! switch on!!! ensure you do it again, do not like me accept that there is no light when there is.

Be it relationship, career, project, miracle, healing etc…don’t resign to fate. Give it another trial.

While you wait and during the phase where you keep trying…do not get tired of prayer and praises.

If after praying you can’t seem to shut the mouth of lions, praises will sure break chains and open prison door but if not, then be silent and patiently wait in faith not in worry or anxiety, you will surely see the SON OF GOD in that fire— Rachel Ogunsanwo

Amen.

GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU

 

God has a plan for us all, beautiful, beautiful plans He has, mapped out for us! But wait o, hope you know this? Do you care to know? Do you even seek to know the plan your Creator has for you? or are you part of the number …I mean those that feel they were just created mistakenly or ‘routinely’?

 

 

This is me, small me, with so much testimonies in my heart, head and mouth, on how far God has brought me. I simply let go, and God took the wheels from me. Halleluyah!!!

You may not have an idea of what it is(God’s beautiful plan for you) because you can’t see it with your physical eyes. Even if you get an ophthalmologist who recommend you glasses either for short sightedness, long sightedness or even biconcave, you still cannot see far beyond your nose, it is beyond the ordinary eyes, wisdom or imaginations. The good newsis that, it is even not determinant on your past or present circumstances.

 

 

Take a look at it this way, in the last few years; did you know this is where you will be? I did not know! I dreamt, wished, planned, prayed but God brought out His plan for me which I keyed into.

Perhaps things happened as planned but certainly not in the exact way you had wanted them to be; this is evident that God who is overruling and a grand master planner can do much better since He is in charge and has it all mapped out. If you allow God He can replace your own myopic plans with His, but if not, trust me, you aren’t going to be fulfilled in life.

 

 

So, let God have full control of the affairs of your life because it is only how far you allow God that He will go.

Will you allow Him Completely?

 

I want us to remember and take time to ponder on the real life story of Joseph, Esther, Moses and many more, there was a plan for them and thank God they made it. So, as for me Rachel, He’s brought me this far and am pretty sure He’s also gonna take me all the way.

 

 

“For I know the thoughts I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end”

Jeremiah 29:19

shallom!

 

We have a father…Almighty father

 

 

 

I have seen the struggle and various attempt made by my son to get back something from his sister. As soon as she snatches or collects his toy(s), she runs off, laughs and get excited turning his pain into entertainment.

At such times, I use my veto power as their mum to collect my son’s toy from his elder sister and in such situations, she has no choice than to release the object causing the fight. Infact, I don’t have to run around or struggle like my son will do, all I simply have to do is to talk, warn or wave my hands at her and she obeys.

hummm! authority of a mother! #you can say that again#

 

 

Often times we struggle, groan and try all we can just to keep our heads up…and to sail through life’s difficulty and challenges. The struggle is quite understandable but do we really need to do it all alone? Allowing all the failed attempt despite the struggles, to weigh you down?

Not really?  You do not have to be…reason…simply because you have a father…almighty Father!!!

He is ready, able and willing to fight our life’s battle.

He can shut the devil up and  retrieve our possessions for us.

The scenario above gave me deeper understanding of the father/child relationship with God. With mum in the picture, an elder sibling can’t bully or ride a younger sibling. The same way, GOD IS OUR ADVOCATE, OUR ROCK OUR SHIELD OUR FORTRESS.

 

One song says…stand still and know that He is God, there’s no need to fear, for the battle is not yours, the battle is the Lord’s.

anything weighing you down? anything threatening your comfort or peace? call in God-THE ALMIGHTY FATHER into the case, HE will sure deliver and vindicate you.

Shallom!!!

#what motherhood has taught me series#

 

GOD’S GENEROSITY

 …And God created heaven and earth and all that is therein … and everything was good.

I have seen God’s awesomeness, His uniqueness and His generosity. Look around you will see God.wanna ask, amidst your day to day activity, do you miss out on God’s creativity? please look again, because in everything, I see God and His works.

 

 

 

I go into villages and appreciate God for the urban areas and when I get back to the city I appreciate Him for keeping those in the rural areas despite the level of their development. Let me give you an illustration. When thirsty, you opt for bottled water or manage-ably sachet water but in the village they take well water and in some extreme cases water from streams and rivers and most of them escape typhoid or cholera. God has made their own immunity unique for their own situation.

We’ve got different class of food, for carbohydrates, you’ve got rice, yam, maize and processed ones like bread and snacks and class of protein; beans, fish, meat, crayfish, snail, bush meat, groundnut. We are also privileged to have fruits and leaves to make soup. Interestingly also, we have body building, energy giving, anti-oxidant, medicinal and foodstuffs to make wonderful delicacies. God has provided varieties so we don’t complain like the children of Israel of monotonous diet. God provided all these and yet didn’t miss out any. Have you been in a situation where you had all cooking ingredients at home but you realized there was no gas, kerosene or even matches to light your cooker? You might even have all but if there was no salt to make it tasty, your effort is wasted…can you see God in that? Trust God, He left nothing out; even in minute details of our lives. Have you ever complained of back pain due to fetching from a well? What about the reverse, you get to a well during dry season and you couldn’t fetch water or even open a tap and you couldn’t fetch because according to the plumber, ‘this and that’ is spoilt in the engine.

Can you now realize and accept that God made adequate provision for us? What about farmers, they plant only a handful and at the end of planting season their barns and storehouses are filled. The same way, mating between male and female animals, (cock and hen, goat and buck, dog and bitch etc) result in conception and after a specified gestation period they obey a divine timing, gather rags or debris together, make a labour room for themselves and give birth thereby replenishing the earth with their kind…Halleluyah!!!

“Behold the fowls of the air: for the sow not neither do they reap, nor gather into barns: yet your heavenly father feedeth them. Are ye not much more better than they? “ Matthew 6:26 God is so generous; He gives us food, water, shelter, clothing, sunshine, rainfall and lots more.

Please if you have been complaining or ungrateful, STOP! THINK!! AND APOLOGISE!!! Begin to appreciate the things God has done for the human race. Don’t let an hour go without you seeing and appreciating the wonders of God’s creation. God is everywhere and in everything.