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Author: James Taiwo

CHRISTIANS ARE PARTAKERS OF ALL BIBLICAL BLESSINGS

Christians are children of God, and we are the partakers of God’s blessings proclaimed in the bible.
Any individual Christian (or a Christian group) can claim bible blessings without restriction.
The blessings of the bible apply to all Christians throughout the world
For example, the blessings in Paul’s prayer rendered for the Ephesians Christian several years ago still apply to us – Today’s Christians.
Paul’s prayers apply to today’s Christians to benefits.
Paul prayed and said,
“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;

 

That you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

 

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen” (Ephesians 3:14-21).


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Lesson on Biblical Blessings as They apply to Present Day Christians

Anyone who has declared Jesus Christ as Lord, and has accepted him into his (or her) life is a confirmed child of God.

Such person has entitlement to enjoy God’s benefits – without any reservation.

The bible – which is the word of God – has bundle of God’s benefits for believers.

Every child of God should claim God’s blessings and make the best of them.

The same God who has demonstrated his remarkable strength during bible time is still alive to do much more for people who believe in his name.

God is able to perform miracles beyond any human imagination if we can trust him.

The promises of God in the bible are ever active, and no child of God should assume they are obsolete.


God of olden days is still the same today. Christians serve him, and are worthy of his benefits.

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever!” (Hebrew 13:8)

The same God who helped his people in the past is still alive to help us today.

He will perform similar bible miracles in our lives, and much more!

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 Claim Your Bible Blessings Now!

  • Christians should not read bible like literature.
  • We must not assume bible benefits apply to ancient people only.
  • Bible blessings are still relevant today. They apply to today’s Christians.

For example, the statements such as “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want” did not only apply to King David.

The same statement applies to all living Christians throughout the world.

King David is dead, but “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want…” still applies to all living Christians!

Both the writer of this article and the readers have equal right to claim the benefits of the bible.

“The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want” applies to us all!

Each Christian should confidently profess that he (or she) serves the same God of bible patriarchs.

Today’s believers have equal entitlement with bible patriarchs like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!

That is, every child of God must be possessive of bible blessings and personalize them for their benefit.

Each Christian must declare:

  • God of Abraham is my God
  • God of Isaac and Jacob is my God
  • I am God’s apple eye specially created to prosper on earth

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Pray and proclaim Bible benefits to your life

Dear God, you are such a God of blessing, and I love you so much!

I understand that bible blessings apply to me, and I am determined to lay claim on each of them.

Today I declare that God’s promises of the bible apply to me.

I am a child of God; therefore I declare that I am blessed in the morning; I am blessed in the evening, and I am blessed in the night.

“I am blessed in the city, and blessed in the country.” (Deuteronomy 28:3 NIV)

“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” (Psalm 23:6 NIV).

Since “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want,” I am blessed beyond curses. Grace and favor of the Lord shall follow with me every day of my life.

“The joy of the Lord shall be my strength” from now on, and forever more!

For in the name of Jesus Christ I have made my proclamations and lay hold on my blessings. Amen!

James Taiwo is the author of [Bible Application] [Christian Principle] [Book of Prayer] Available at www.BibleLifeLesson.com

CHRISTIANS TO BEWARE OF PRIDE AND AVOID PITFALL

Everyone (including Christians) is prone to temptation of pride.

Children of God must take extra caution not to fall into the pitfall.

Every child of God must cautiously make efforts not to fall for Satan’s trick of self-pride!

No doubt that Satan – the enemy of righteousness – would first attempt pride as an attack tool to make a successful Christian stumble into sin.

The enemy would tempt a Christian to be self-focus and/or be self-gratifying without the consciousness of glorifying God. (A practice considered detestable to God).

Instead of anyone becoming obsessive of his (or her) achievement, he should make efforts to divert due glory to God.

A good Christian will divert people’s attention to God under whatever circumstance!

It is un-disputable fact to state that no one can successfully make anything happen without the help of God.

“…A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven” (John 3:27 KJV)

Christians to learn from Apostle Paul (in the bible); with the use of his personal experience, he analyzed how Satan can manipulate anyone into pride – through his personal achievements.


Paul stated,

“…And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.

Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me,

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9).

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Summary Lesson on Humility vs Pride

 

  1. God created humanity to depend on him. He wants us to look up to him for our needed help.
  1. God does not want us to be self-gratifying or be self-sufficient.
  1. Satan will attempt to make anyone be obsessed of his achievements without the consciousness of glorifying God.
  1. God wants us to gratify our success to him – Even if our personal efforts are involved.

 

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To Be Reminded Of Christians’ Need To Take Caution

 

  • Flesh wants self-gratification. We must not allow it.
  • Satan wants us to choose pathway of pride to trip and fall. We must not allow him.
  • God dislike any gratification that voids the praise of his name. We must give God his due honor.
  • Christians must yield to the leadership of the Holy Spirit and refuse to satisfy desires of self.

Don’t get confused about Pride

 

  • It is important to note there is nothing bad in taking pride in an achievement if due honor is given to God.
  • Pride of an achievement is only considered erratic when a person pretends he has earned his success without God’s help.

Never Forget!

 

    • God wants to take pride out of us to bless us more.

 

  • God wants to demonstrate to everyone around that he is the brain behind our success.

 

A thoughtful believer will honor God for his/her achievement.

Will you pray for grace to do so?

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Prayer of Grace to Practice Humility Before God

Dear God, please make me a Christian that appreciates you for my achievements.

Give me grace to appreciate your help in everything I do.

Enable me with courage to honor you over my achievement so that you can be happy with me, and be motivated to bless me more.

Empower me through your Holy Spirit to live a pleasant life before you always.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

James Taiwo is the author of [Bible Application] [Christian Principle] [Book of Prayer] Available at www.BibleLifeLesson.com

How To Become Rich In God’s Way

A psalmist lamented and voiced his concerns as he witnessed how wicked people prospered on earth.

The man thought God was partial to have allowed the prosperity of such evil people. However, God opened his eyes to reality as he confessed,

envy“When I tried to understand all this, it troubled me deeply till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.

Surely you place them on slippery ground; you cast them down to ruin. How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors!

They are like a dream when one awakes; when you arise, Lord, you will despise them as fantasies” (Psalm 73:16-20 NIV).

Become Rich In God’s Way: Pursue Honest Riches

Children of God are to focus on receiving their riches from God, and not to envy the wicked people.

Wicked people may prosper today but their prosperity would remain temporal – They will not last, but soon vanish.


 

Become Rich In God’s Way: Why?

    • The prosperity of the righteous people will last a lifetime – It will also abide in heaven.

 

    • The prosperity of the righteous people will be inheritable.

 

  • God will spare their descendants to enjoy the benefits of their labor!

People who have made their choice to pursue righteous riches and serve God well should not hesitate their efforts, since they will receive better and lasting success from God.
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Bible Declares,

“Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses. He himself shall dwell in prosperity, And his descendants shall inherit the earth” (Psalm 25:12-13 NKJV)).

 

Pray To Become Rich In God’s Way

Dear God please give me grace to pursue riches that come from you!

    • Let my efforts be effective towards righteousness.

 

    • Do not let me envy the wicked people, or follow their footsteps.

 

  • Let my efforts glorify your name in this life to receive abiding success and also qualify for your eternal blessings in heaven.

Please do these things and more for me!

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

James Taiwo is the author of [Bible Application] [Christian Principle] [Book of Prayer] Available at www.BibleLifeLesson.com

The Way of God may be Different

We human beings must always reference God for his supremacy.

We must understand that he is different from us, and his ways are not always the same as ours.

A good lesson about this subject can be learned from the Bible when one of King David’s servants passionately served God to a dissatisfaction.

A man called Uzza attempted to help out when some priests made a mistake and could have dropped God’s Ark of Covenant. (1 Chronicles 13).

Uzza ran to help safeguard the Ark of God’s Covenant from falling.

To everyone’s surprise, Uzza’s action irritated God because he touched his Ark, and he struck him to death immediately. The bible reported,

“Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against Uzza, and He struck him because he put his hand to the ark; and he died there before God” (1 Chronicles 13:10).

 

More Bibbiblele Example

Besides Uzza providing unacceptable service to God during David’s tenure, several other people have stumbled in similar exploits.

Korah, Dathan, and Abiram poked their noses where they did not belong, and “they got burnt” in the process.

The trio insinuated crisis among the Isrealites when they sojourned in the wilderness.

They organized a revolt against Moses and challenged his right of leadership.

The men also polluted people’s minds and were able to win at least 250 renown Israelite leaders to their caucus.

All colluded against Moses and accused him of lording himself over them. The Bible reported,

They came as a group to speak to Moses and Aaron and said, “You have gone too far.

All the People are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them.

So why do you put yourselves above all the people of the Lord?” (Numbers 16:3 EXB)

The people insulted Moses further when he attempted to bring them closer. It is reported,

Then Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said [defiantly], “We will not come up. Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land [of plenty] flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness, but you would also lord it over us?

Indeed, you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you gouge out the eyes of these men? We will not come up!” (Numbers 16:12-14 AMP)
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Boomerang!

The end game wasn’t palatable for the wilderness gangsters. About 250 of them faced the fierce anger of God and died mysteriously.

God made the earth to open up and swallow them alive. (Numbers 16:31-35).

As if the trouble was not enough, more people challenged Moses and Aaron in protest for the rebels that died.

God was provoked further, and he caused additional 14,700 people to died (Numbers 16:49).


 

Very Important Lessons about – The Way of God

Don’t forget: The way of God may not be same as ours!

warningAll people – including Christians must be careful not to be over-zealous when dealing with God.

No matter how much we care about him, we must understand that it may be risky to handle his business anyhow.

No one should meddle with God’s business uninvited, or else he or she risks facing some consequences.

God’s way may not necessarily be same as ours!

It is important that everyone (for especially the so-called believers) allow God to handle his own business as he pleases – and only to get involved whenever proper invitation is extended to us.

 

Don’t get involved in a business that doesn’t concern you!

Some actions are lightly offensive to God, but others are considered as significant. Those significant ones are very BIG in his sight.

For example, it will be a worse case scenario for anyone to attempt to judge God himself!

hammerNo one is authorized to judge God under whatever condition.

He is Jehovah – the Creator of heaven and earth, and he deserves to be hallowed always.

The way of God may not be same as ours! He is the Porter, and we are the clay! He made us, but we did not make him.

The Creator can choose to act at will, and no one is qualified to question his decisions.

For example, a person who criticizes any servant of God may be infuriating God towards his actions – Even though such person may have presumed his criticism is justifiable based on what he knows.

Jehovah has not assigned anyone to judge his servants anyhow.

The Creator is competent enough to weigh every action that his servants carry out, and he reserves the right to judge them as he pleases.

Remember: The way of God may not be same as ours!

The Creator may not need our assistance to chastise any of his servants that violate his rules – In as much their deeds may appear fit for our criticisms.

Truly, some gospel ministers (like other regular human beings) may have made glaring mistakes that anyone can recognize. Yet, it is still none of our business to accuse or abuse them.

The board or any responsible committee assigned for the task of overseeing their activities should be allowed to carry out the task.

Activities of God’s ministers must not be considered as open matter for every Dick and Harry to dabble into.

In short, God is strong enough to handle his own business, and he may or may not choose us to meddle.

We must remain silent and let God have his way, or until we are commissioned to get involved.

Prayer to Honor “The Way of God”

prayerDear God, please help me to honor your way and respect your viewpoint on all matters.

Help me to stay clear of trouble and not get involved in a business that will boomerang!

Please give me ability to mind my own business and honorably serve you always.

Let your Holy Spirit help me to be sensitive in my dealing with you and your servants.

Create your fear in my heart to serve you with dignity so that I can qualify for your blessings – and not your wrath.

Empower me to make positive contributions into your gospel business so that it can expand and be more profiting for your kingdom.

Please count me worthy to make it to your presence in heaven to hear the word “Welcome home my good son (daughter).”

For in the name of Jesus Christ I have prayed. Amen!

James Taiwo is the author of [Bible Application] [Christian Principle] [Book of Prayer] Available at www.BibleLifeLesson.com

Does God Exist: Yes or No?

The question whether God exists or not is often asked, and it deserves to be analytically answered for the sake of clarity and affirmation.
Does God exist? Yes he does, and here are the justifications for the answer:
Both nature and the scriptures affirm the existence of God.
The scripture plainly describes people who deny God’s existence as fools; it further warns the skeptics to repent or else risk the judgement of condemnation that will follow after.

Does God Exist?

The scripture stated,

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; there is none who does good. God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Every one of them has turned aside; they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, No, not one” (Psalm 53:1-3).

The affirmative condemnation for denial of God’s existence is stated: “But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” (Romans 2:5-6 NIV).

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Nature Prove The Existence of God

Does God Exist? Yes, he is real and his existence is undeniable. Even though we cannot see him physically, but we can see his works around us.

God’s fingerprint is all over places – Everyone without exception can see and feel his presence everywhere!

  • If there is no God, who could have done so many beautiful things that we see and enjoy today?
  • If there is no God, who could have kept the climate in its unique status – Both weather and seasons maintain their schedule in amazing chronological fashion?
  • If there is no God, who could have made human beings with such perfect design that we see today?

Humans can eat, excrete, walk, sleep, and wake up.

In fact, the genius creativity of God about humans is so real that we can even walk and run, and be able to release exhaust through our nostrils (a design similar to any locomotive engine).

Truly God is real and alive. His supremacy will last eternally!


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God’s Ingenuity for Creation

Does God Exist? Yes! Whoever says there is no God is nothing but a fool!

The critics common arguments that all things existed by nature is absurd.

The truth remains that God created the nature itself! Nature did not produce human being, God did.

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A person who denies the existence of God should question him or herself on the following:

  • Who could have formed the sky in such a perfect shape and colors?
  • Who could have made trees to mostly grow green leaves that are restful and suitable to behold?
  • Who could have made sunrise and sunset that never miss their schedules?
  • Who could have made climate and weather to repeat their yearly routine schedules without failing?

The question whether God does exists or not should not be difficult for anyone to answer.

No need for a rocket science to understand that something significant (powerful and miraculous) lies behind our created universe.

Such significant force can only come from someone who is higher in power.

No one other than God can qualify for such characteristics! He is the unique and specific deity behind the creations!

God Created Man and Woman

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Does God exist? God does exist! He made human beings and furnished us perfectly.

Man (and woman) has two ears that line perfectly across his head.

Man has two legs to maintain perfect stability; He has two eyes that are complemented with eye-lashes to ward off insects and flies.

Man has a mouth to eat food and an anus to excrete his digested foods.


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Heaven Represents God’s Perfection

The beauty of this world is nothing to compare with the beauty of heaven that God is preparing for his saints.

All we have seen here on earth are nothing to compare with his heavenly creativity.

The Creator has reserved heaven for his excellence. It will remain a place where he showcase the perfection of his beauty.

Something remarkable about the news of heaven consisting of God’s perfect works is that we humans will also have our chance to have a glimpse of it.

In fact, beyond brief exhilaration, believers will call heaven their permanent home! That is, people who have confessed the existence of God will enjoy him to the fullness in heaven.

However, something very important about this to note is that not all people will qualify for heaven.

Only a few individuals who have confessed Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior will qualify to eternally enjoy God’s creative works in heaven.

It is therefore expedient that people align their faith with Jesus Christ by confessing him as their Lord and Savior to qualify for heaven. Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he is the only one that offers direct pathway to heaven.

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).

Prayer To Key Into The Existence Of God

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Does God Exist? Yes!

Dear God, I understand that it takes foolishness to argue that you do not exist.

I know you are in existence and I know that you are real more than anything else!

I thank you for the beautiful earth that you have created.

I understand that you have more beautiful works at display in heaven, and I want to witness them also.

Besides, I want to make heaven my permanent home once my earthly race is over.

Therefore, I ask that you please count me worthy to enter heaven on the last day.

I know that faith in Jesus Christ is the means of entering heaven, and I must confess him as my personal Savior to qualify. Therefore, I confess my faith in him today.

I confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and I accept him as my personal Lord and Savior.

Henceforth, I am a child of God who is qualified to inherit the gift of eternal life in heaven!

Glory to God in the highest. Amen!

James Taiwo is the author of [Bible Application] [Christian Principle] [Book of Prayer] Available at www.BibleLifeLesson.com

Uphold Righteousness and Be filled With God’s Reward

King Hezekiah upheld the scepter of righteousness in the land of Judah, and God prospered him.

The scripture reported Hezekiah’s courageous decisions that turned out to become his achievements.

It is reported,

 

“Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah and broke the sacred pillars in pieces, cut down the wooden images, and threw down the high places and the altars—from all Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh—until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned to their own cities, every man to his possession” (2 Chronicles 31:1).

 

King Hezekiah lived a victorious life and he was honored till the sunset of his life. His end was reported, “… So Hezekiah rested with his fathers, and they buried him in the upper tombs of the sons of David; and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem honored him at his death. Then Manasseh his son reigned in his place” (2 Chronicles 32:33).

 

Lesson on Righteousness Upholding

 

God’s rewards of goodness are bound to manifest  in believers’ lives. Sweet and befitting testimonies will pursue people who are determined to walk in God’s ways, just like they happened in the life of King Hezekiah in the Bible.

The king excelled his predecessors because he feared God, and all things worked out well for him. He began his life story by enforcing God’s laws in his land.

 

Unlike his predecessors, Hezekiah ensured that idol shrines were destroyed in the land of Judah (2 Chronicles 31:1).

As a gesture for his steadfastness, God blessed Hezekiah with wisdom and strength. The king was brave to frustrate a powerful invading King Sennacherib of Assyria.assassination-attempt-268910_640

 

King Hezekiah devised engineering scheme to frustrate his enemies by terminating water courses that could have sustained them; meanwhile, he secretly rerouted the water courses through underground tunnels.

 

In addition, King Hezekiah was also able to supervise an invention of a storage system that stored temple articles.

The king ensured that God’s priests and their families were well cared for.

 

However, the greatest achievement of King Hezekiah is yet to be mentioned: He was humble enough to put Satan to shame when the enemy was determined to waste his life through pride.

God helped King Hezekiah to finish his earthly race well. He died at a very old age to receive an expensive royal honor in Jerusalem. God will reward us!

 

Prayer on Upholding of Righteousness for God’s Reward

 

sorrow-699608_640O dear Lord please teach me how to love you with all my heart. Help me to be loyal to you. Let me serve you with honesty so that I can merit your lasting blessings.

 

Anoint me through your Holy Spirit to remain fit for your kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

James Taiwo is the author of [Bible Application] [Christian Principle] [Book of Prayer] Available at www.BibleLifeLesson.com

Beware Of Pride Of Personal Achievement

Paul used his personal experience to analyze how Satan can manipulate anyone into pride through personal achievement.

The enemy can trick someone to mistake God’s grace and blessing as mere fruits of human labor (which is a practice detested by God). Paul used his life as an example and said,

 

“…And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9).

 

Lesson on Pride of achievement

 

God created humanity to depend on him. He wants us to look up to him for every help that assassination-attempt-268910_640we need.

Even when we have adequate provisions, God still wants us to gratify whatever we have towards him.

The Creator simply does not want us to be self-sufficient. He is our sufficiency.

Meanwhile, human flesh tends to do the opposite of God’s expectations.

Flesh wants self-gratifications, which makes us prone to Satan’s temptations.

Meanwhile, since we Christians have the Spirit of God in us, we can mortify the desires of the flesh.

 

We can yield ourselves to the leadership of the Holy Spirit, which will make us satisfy God.

Hence, every child of God should be sensitive not to entertain human gratification that can cause us to sin against God.

(This fact does not negate the fact that we can be thankful of our achievement and have sense of accomplishment in it).

 

Prayer Against Pride of achievement

prayer-1143598__180Dear God, please give me the grace to see you in all things that happen in my life.

Let me glorify you in my achievements. Enable me with the courage to honor you with everything I have.

Let your Holy Spirit empower me to live a pleasant life before you always, so that I can qualify for more blessings.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

James Taiwo is the author of [Bible Application] [Christian Principle] [Book of Prayer] Available at www.BibleLifeLesson.com

Christians Are Charged to Preach Gospel

God requires Christians to preach gospel of Jesus Christ without hesitation.

We must inform people about Jesus’ gift of salvation, and punishment that will come on people who refuse to believe Him.

 

 The scripture stated, “Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming. It is close at hand”— (Joel 2:1 NIV)

 

Lesson for Christians to Preach Gospel

 

preachThis present world will remain a temporal home for all people.

Everyone will migrate from here to a permanent destination. binoculars-1464304-1279x933

However, not all people will end at the same place.

Some people will end up in heaven while others will end up in hell.

People who would be qualified for heaven are those who have believed in Jesus Christ and accepted Him as their Lord and Savior.

 

Unbelievers will end up in hell fire where there shall be everlasting torment (Matthew 25:41).

Hence, anyone who is yet to establish a good relationship with Jesus Christ should not hesitate  before it is too late.

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Since the danger of hell is imminent on the unbelievers, Christians are mandated to go out of their way to share their faith with unbelievers so that they can have chance to gain salvation.

It written,

 

preach gospelI charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word!

Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry (2 Timothy 4:1-5 NIV).

 

Prayer for God’s grace to Preach the Gospel

gospelDear God, please let your fire of evangelism burn in me to preach gospel.

Empower me to ceaselessly proclaim your gospel so that unbelievers can come to the knowledge of your Son Jesus Christ. As I preach, let people respond.

Give them the grace to change their mind so that they can escape punishment of hell, but be qualified for blessings of heaven. Please keep your people fit for your kingdom.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

James Taiwo is the author of [Bible Application] [Christian Principle] [Book of Prayer] Available at www.BibleLifeLesson.com

Christianity and Temptation are Inseparable but Victory Sure

Christianity is a religion that gives hope and salvation, but also attracts some tough circumstances and temptations – which will eventually result to positive benefits.

 

Paul shared his personal experience of Christianity and said, “… Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So am I.

Are they ministers of Christ?—I speak as a fool—I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often. From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one.

Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fasting often, in cold and nakedness” (2 Corinthians 11:22-27).

 

Lesson on Christianity and Temptation

 

Children of God may face trials and persecutions for their faith, but God will help them overcome all.

Christ promised victory for his saints and said,

 

binoculars-1464304-1279x933“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

 

Christ’s affirmative statement of victory should be resounding in every Christian’s mind.

Trials, temptations, and persecutions would remain temporal in our lives. No matter how tough a situation may appear, we will still overcome!

Meanwhile, Satan will try whatever he can in an attempt to break our confidence.

His efforts may include an attack on our testimonies; he may instigate people to abuse us, and he may aim at hurting us emotionally.

 

rick-24127_640Meanwhile, our steadfastness in Jesus Christ is very important.

Jehovah will not allow our tears to go unaccounted for.

He will reward our endurance, and he will decorate our lives with honor. Steadfast Christians will receive God’s good rewards from this earth to heaven.

 

praying-25596_640Prayer on Christianity and Temptation

Dear God, please give me your strength to remain a steadfast Christian.

Enable me to keep irresistible faith in time of trial, temptation, and persecution. Strengthen my mind not to fall into Satan’s temptations.

Empower me through your Holy Spirit to live an acceptable life before you always, so that I can receive your benefits in this world and in heaven also.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

James Taiwo is the author of [Bible Application] [Christian Principle] [Book of Prayer] Available at www.BibleLifeLesson.com

God Frowns at Sin and Embraces Holiness

The term “Daughters of Zion” was used on many occasions to refer to the beauty and pride of Israel; however, in some instances, God down tune importance of “Daughters of Zion” into a piece of entity worthy of severe punishment due to Israelites’ sins.
 
One of the instances is highlighted, “Moreover the Lord says: “Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, And walk with outstretched necks And wanton eyes, Walking and mincing as they go, Making a jingling with their feet, Therefore the Lord will strike with a scab The crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, And the Lord will uncover their secret parts” (Isaiah 3:16-17).

Lesson on God frowns at Sin and embraces Holiness

assassination-attempt-268910_640God will not turn a blind eye on any Christian who goes against His will.

He can not bless anyone who persists in sin! Since he is just and faithful, the Creator cannot exonerate any of his children from sin – unless the fellow repent.

 

For any Christian to enjoy optimum blessing and protection of God, he (or she) must ensure that he complies with God’s laws.

Holiness is God’s standard, and all his children are required to be holy in order to be in good term with him.

 

Prayer to frown at Sin and embrace Holiness like God

Praying hands over open bibleDear God, I understand that sin can create a barrier between you and I; therefore, I am determined to run from sin.

I ask for your grace to live a holy and acceptable life before you so that I can qualify for your blessings.

 

Please bless me on earth, and also count me worthy to receive your heavenly blessings.

Please let your grace be sufficient for me so that I can live a satisfying life before you always.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

James Taiwo is the author of [Bible Application] [Christian Principle] [Book of Prayer] Available at www.BibleLifeLesson.com

Repent of Your Sins and Enjoy God’s Blessing

God asked his people – Israelites – to repent from their sin so that they can qualify for his blessings.

God said, “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes.

Cease to do evil, Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless,

Plead for the widow. “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword”; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken” (Isaiah 1:16-20).

Lesson on Repentance to Enjoy God’s Blessing

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God is more interested in seeing his children repent from their sins than to make them suffer terrible punishment of hell fire.

He will forgive our sins if we confess and repent from them.

Meanwhile, the Creator would be left with no other option than to exert his tough judgment if we refuse to repent from our unrighteousness.

Therefore, no Christian should take God for granted and indulge in sin.

We must operate in openness before God so that he can continue to take pleasure over our lives.

praying-25596_640Prayer of Repentance to Enjoy God’s Blessing

Dear God, my goal and aspiration is to satisfy you with holy living, so that I can qualify for your eternal kingdom.

Help me to genuinely repent from my sins, and empower me to improve my relationship with you.

Anoint me with the grace to spend the rest of my life in a way that satisfies you. Let me walk uprightly before you, and let your Holy Spirit richly dwell in me so that I can remain rapturable!

For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

James Taiwo is the author of [Bible Application] [Christian Principle] [Book of Prayer] Available at www.BibleLifeLesson.com

Christians Are Spiritual People And Must Be Watchful

We Christians are not ordinary people, but we are spiritual people with special grace to do remarkable things – and we must be watchful of enemy’ plots to slide us!
The scripture proclaimed,  “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

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Lesson on Christian as Spiritual People to be Watchful

Followers of Jesus Christ may not live a problem free lives, but we are powerful in God to triweaponumph in all situations. No matter what challenge may come our way, we are going to overcome. Since the Holy Spirit of God resides in us, we have the strength and dynamism of overcoming devil at all time.

jesusWhile we remain watchful through prayers, we must understand that we are strong through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The name of Jesus Christ is sufficient for us to live overcomers’ lives. When we mention the name of Jesus Christ, battle of any kind – whether physical or spiritual will fizzle out; demons will bow, and victory will be won.

In fact, followers of Jesus Christ will walk tall and raise their heads.

They will sing songs of victory from this earth to heaven. Hallelujah!

 

Prayer on Christian as Spiritual People

Praise hands-1201826_640God, I am a child of God, and I am not an ordinary person.

Since the Spirit of the Lord lives me, I exercise my authority of victory over all situations.

In the name of Jesus Christ I command every stronghold of the enemy in my life to become demolished.

I bind and cast out every demon associated with my problem.

I remove the root of sickness, poverty, shame, failure, and others from my life. I replace problems with God’s blessings.

I declare my victory today through Jesus Christ, and I proclaim my triumph forever.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I made my declarations. Amen!

James Taiwo is the author of [Bible Application] [Christian Principle] [Book of Prayer] Available at www.BibleLifeLesson.com