Jesus Christ

THERE’S A WELL• WHERE IS YOUR BUCKET?


“But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? John 4:11

What to think of when i ponder on the relevance of Jesus to me in my daily walk? To me Jesus is not just the forgiver of my sins and a heaven to wait. Jesus has become the answer to the world, especially the believer, in all aspects of life. Jesus is not an idol within the local church, to be worshipped for few hours every Sunday, then leave behind until we come back to him with all our problems and religious spirits. 

He (Jesus  Christ) is the engine of the vehicle of the universe. Without Him nothing was ever created. Which means the whole world revolves and hinges around Him. When we take him out of His place, nothing functions better. The world system has set their own benchmarks for humanity to reach the apex of happiness and pleasure. A path which is not promising. Sadly, most Christians and kingdom citizens have become enslaved to these temporal illusions, and bubbles; neglecting the very essence of the spirit of Jesus. The spirit that gives us eternal pleasures in a world full of chaos and emptiness. 

WE LIVE IN A HEDONISTIC WORLD. A world which is  bent on pursuing pleasure and happiness through every worthless means. Some are addicted to drugs, food, window shopping, and all forms of vanities; trying to fill the vacuum within their heart with these. Like the woman from Samaria, in John 4, who boasted about the well of Jacob, which has great history and some form of sacredness to it, although it was just a temporal well. The well of the fathers that never solved the emptiness or her life, nor the lives of the Samaritans. It was just a literal water for natural survival. The man she was talking to was all that she needed. Is Jesus enough for you, or you’re chasing after the thin air followed by the most majority of humans?

IS JESUS ENOUGH FOR YOU AND I? We sing and brag about Jesus in christian circles, but has he ever been enough for us in a Of our endeavors? We even trust in the local government, our friends, work, and some men and women of God more than the presence of Christ. We miss his glory. We forfeit his power. And we are dying from within. Observe carefully, the woman who met Jesus at the well, at sycar. Her attitude was like most of us. We don’t pronounce it with our mouths like she did, but our hearts says it all. We measure the systems of this world far above the Christ in our hearts. She said… 

“Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” John 4:12 

Oh, how we pursue things that do not satisfy. The norms of life. We say, yes everyone is on that path for their happiness, I have a good job so am okay, I got money in my account, houses to show off, I can buy the best wine and throw huge parties like a king, and what have you. We boast, but deep within us we are withering away, without the living water; Jesus. 

John 4:13-14 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life

ARE YOU THIRSTY — feeling the sense of irrelevant and purposeless in life? Do you want to walk in power and in the wisdom of God? Just cast the bucket in your hands (faith) into the well of your salvation and draw without measure, the boundless goodness of God in Christ. In Christ Jesus, there’s eternal pleasures. In his presence there’s fullness of joy that conquers the disappointments of life. I encourage you to focus on Christ today. 

SAVOR THE WATER Savor the water, my friend, (all his good promises) and appropriate it with faith in your heart. It’s never God’s will for the believer to feel stranded, and hopeless, gasping for air like a wanderer. Let the very presence of God saturate all the places of your being. Draw into the word— the word is the well that waters our wilderness. Get into the word. Stay in His presence and let and meditate on His love for you. Remember, Jesus has become your wisdom in your born again spirit. You can trust him to lead you out of the deepest dark valleys of indecision and confusion. As a man thinks in his heart so are you. Why don’t you think about what Jesus is to you and for you, and let the Holy Spirit go to work on your behalf. 

I see God filling your cup — your empty cup to the brink. I see God — God watering your desert with the living water. I see God — God shifting things in your heart, as He himself becomes the expression of joy and peace, in all the places of your soul. Hallelujah amen!! Just drop your bucket and draw the vast riches of God into your life. 

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CHRIST BEHAVING IN US


Romans 7:18 (KJV) 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not


Christianity is not just hard, it’s impossible without Christ behaving himself in us. So much emphasis has been placed on self efforts, and willpower, more than resting in the indwelling presence of Christ in the body of Christ. We have confidence in the flesh that failed many generations before the manifestation of the Spirit of Christ, now living inside our born again spirit.

In the early stages of my walk with the Lord I heard a lot from the pulpit concerning self discipline, self denying, and man’s effort as the path to a victorious Christian living. I saw a lot of my friends succumbed to the pressure of life along the way. They loved the Lord but they lacked the strength to continue the journey. Their spirit was willing but the weakness of their flesh gave up on them after years of trying hard through self discipline, and willpower to walk in the plans of God. Are you weary and worn out? Do you feel the demands of Christianity is too hard for you?Let me show you the secret to an effortless life in God. 

CHRISTIANITY IS CHRIST >>•• Christianity is never possible in anyway if Christ is not the focal point of your actions. I’m sorry for all those who boast in the flesh. Your ability can take you few miles, but the rest of the journey will be cloaked under hypocrisy, guilt, and sheer emptiness. You can never enjoy all that God is in Christ Jesus. Jesus says it this way to His church…

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing (John 15:5)

CHRIST BEHAVING IN US >>•• To do of Gods good pleasure, and to walk in His perfect will, God must work in men, else we fail like the old covenant generation. So God is not just a giver of joy, peace, love, wisdom and what have you. In Christ Jesus, within our regenerated spirit, God dwells in us as peace, holiness, wisdom, anointing, power, safety, healing, creativity, innovation, excellence, freedom, etc. All the things we trying so hard to acquire is already in us. What’s inside you is Jesus. Did you get it? 

Therefore we’re complete in Him by faith to bear much more fruit in our life if and only we are willing to come to the end of self, and let Him do it. How did you know that, McDaniels? Let scripture speak for itself >>•• “Colossians 2:10 So you also are COMPLETE through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.

  The struggle of life is not because the devil is powerful. It is because Christ is not seated at the throne of our lives, as the chief umpire. Without me you can do nothing. Nothing means anything that’s is heavenly or divine related. You can do a lot of things by yourself, but it wouldn’t have substance in the end. 

Always remember this; “all that you want to be is already in Christ. You need love? God has already given you love in your born again spirit through Christ. He has not given you the spirit of fear but of love and of sound mind. Fear is as a result of focal change. What do u see? Jesus or the prevailing winds? The more you’re focus on Him the more your life will reflect His life. Just as He is so are you in this world. 

We are not like Christ in love and in power because our focus has shifted from Him to our own strengths. So today just trust Him as the catalyst of your earthly reality. We can trust Him completely to move and behave within us in all areas of our lives through faith. When that happens, the end product of our lives flows directly from Him. Weakness will surrender to His strength. Then Christianity is passiveness? Faith does not equate laziness. Faith bring good results to your actions. Keep on praying. Keep on working, but your eyes on Jesus. 

I SURRENDER ALL TO YOU… WITHHOLDING NOTHING >>• We can surrender or continue in the weakness of our flesh. If fear, sickness, stress or sorrow is dominating your life today, my good friend, lift your eyes to Him by faith, as His life flows through your wilderness. Paul says it’s beautifully….

For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring Acts 17:28

I know without any iota of doubt, those who depend on the arm of their own flesh cannot experience the quality life of God. It’s a curse to put your trust in your flesh. Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD (Jeremiah 17:5

BE WATCHFUL >>• There are a lot of self esteem, self motivators in our pulpit today, pushing men to do the things their natural capacity cannot do in God. They shift your focus from Christ; feeding your heart with man made ideals. Don’t be fooled by their 7 steps and 21 ways to bring the best out of your flesh. In the end you boast in your achievements and success. You can’t do the Christlike life without Jesus. Jesus is the answer. Get this revelation and let it sink deep into your spirit. This will be the outcome of your life; “God working in you, creating brand new desires, and purpose as the deer pants for water in the wilderness.” You’ll start seeing yourself doing all the things they thought you couldn’t do, effortlessly. Don’t give up. Hold on to the ever-flowing nectars of God.  

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Philippians 2:13

THANK THE LORD >>•• Just take a moment to thank the Lord for taking over your life. Trust me this will change your walk with the Lord. You don’t have to try hard again through human effort to be loving, bold, confident, peaceful, blessed, healthy, safe and sound. Your God is the ever-flowing fountain within you. You can do all things through Christ. Can you imagine the moisture of grace right now, as your spirit wrapped his arms on the pleasures of heaven? Freedom, freedom, freedom, is here, in Jesus name. Hallelujah!

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HE LIFTED UP OUR ILLNESS, HE CARRIED OUR PAIN.


When we believe wrongly, we are doomed to fail in our walk with God. The religion of “I need to try to become” always renders the religion of “who I am in Christ” null and void. There is no glory in self efforts, except His efforts for our total life prosperity and wholeness, on the Cross of Calvary.

Jeremiah 33:6 ESV Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security”.

…THIS IS FULFILLED IN CHRIST JESUS Thank God we are not the sick and poor by any means, through His life. He has revealed in us; health, healing, and abundance of prosperity. It  takes faith to see life from a prosperity perspective, instead of the weak, poor, miserable, and victim mentality. I can understand how challenging life can be sometimes…the ill health, rejection, pain, poverty, stress, anxiety, and all the everyday uncertainties. These underlying challenges of the fallen world do not nullify the riches and realities of the new covenant, in Christ Jesus. Friend, God’s word can be accessed through believing. Your total life prosperity is a done deal in Christ. The underlying principle of victorious christian life is having right believing. The just shall always live by faith. Having the right opinion about God and right persuasions in our heart. When we believe wrongly, we are doomed to fail in our walk with God. The religion of “I need to try to become” always renders the religion of “who I am in Christ” null and void. There is no glory in self efforts, except His efforts for our total life prosperity and wholeness, on the Cross of Calvary.

Isaiah 53:4-5 (NIVUK) Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

All the agonizing pain Jesus had to go through on the cross of Calvary was to set things right, once and for all. He was to suffer in our place that we might experience a newness of life in His resurrection. If He took it away, then I don’t need to carry it again. The focal point of the gospel is the cross. It was at the cross that the Savior swapped places with me that I may celebrate the quality life, right now. Sickness, pain, and diseases are not master over your life anymore. You now inherited a brand new of life in your born again spirit. The Scripture above says; “Surely, He took up our pain and bore our suffering…” The Hebrew word ‘aken (truly, firmly, surely, we know, in fact) from the root word kuwn which means to be fixed, firmly established, be restored. There is no doubt and uncertainty for the believer who feels like the sky is falling on their head. You can hope again, because Christ Jesus has established and fixed your life firmly on His finished work, without shaking. He did it by taking your pain and having to lift your suffering in His body, for you to share in His quality life. The NET renders it this way, in verse four of Isaiah 53…But he lifted up our illnesses, he carried our pain; even though we thought he was being punished, attacked by God, and afflicted for something he had done.

WHEN I THINK OF HIS DEATH Anytime you think of Jesus death, don’t blame Judas, the Jews, the Pharisees or anybody. Just think about your position in Him through His death. To think that He was punished by the soldiers with cruelty,  leaves scars of anger in our hearts against His killers, and that dismisses the reality of His death in our lives. Jesus was pierced for your transgression. He was crushed for your iniquities. The punishment that ensures a life of peace, on this side of eternity was upon Him. Whenever I watch the Passion of Christ, I wish I was there to have

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been the hero who saved Him from all the atrocities He had to go through. Tears will run through my eyes with anger against Judas and most of the disciples who deserted Him. At the end of the day, the Saviors love towards me is what I need to grasp. He died for what i did that I may share in His life. (See Romans 6:3-5) This is an established reality and there is no demon or power which can revert what Christ has wrought for you and I on the tree. Today, we can boldly say, through the trials and pain; “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us (because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”) 14 in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles, so that we could receive the promise of the Spirit by faith”. (Galatians 3:13-14 NET)

Christ is not literally, going to redeem you again; He has already redeemed you from the curse of the law into an everlasting riches of grace. (See Roman 5:1-2) The riches of the new covenant through Christ (Abrahamic blessing) are yours by faith, in what has already been done on the tree. Your faith is the bucket into the crystal clear wells of grace, for where you ails. You are not under a curse of sickness and sin and neither are you under divine wrath. You are the redeemed one that Satan want to make you feel as bound. You are not broke nor poor; you are the blessed one. Satan ploy is to make you see yourself and life from a wrong mirror. Why all this hell? You are probably not utilizing the super abundant grace in Christ. Remember, Jesus did not negotiate confusion and anxiety in your mind, on the Cross. To be earnestly expecting evil in our daily lives renders the grace of God void in our lives. You already have peace in your spirit. The Bible says; “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)

WHAT HAS GOD NOT GIVEN US? Friend, the complete work of Christ did not approve or endorse fear into our lives. We have not been given the power to fear. Whether it is the fear of tomorrow, or the fear of the unknown, the fear of success or the fear of today! He has given us power; you are not the weak label society has placed on you. Stop acting wimpy and being intimidated by life challenges and demonic illusions. The power that resurrected Jesus Christ, resides in your spirit. (See Roman 8:11) This is the reason you are more than a conqueror and greater, the resident power in you than whatever scares you out there. (See 1 John 4:4, Romans 8:37)

ARE YOU FEELING UNLOVED AND HARD LOVING OTHERS?  Love is abundantly flowing in you like the Niagara Falls. I tell you, you don’t need more love to love or to feel loved.Prayer All you need to know is to tapped into the unconditional and perfect love of God for you, which cast out all fears.(See 1 John 4:15-17) He first loved you by inviting you into a banquet, and His banner over you is loyal love. The perfect love that cast out fear is the revelation of His great love towards you. You cannot enjoy or give what you have not received. (Check my posts on the subject of God’s love for more details)

DO I HAVE SOUND MIND? To answer your question, let scripture speak for itself…For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV) Someone may say; “if God had given me sound mind, why am I walking in anxiety and panic attacks”? It took me many years in understanding this truth, before us today; “but of power, and love, and of sound mind”. The Christian life is an exchanged life of Christ Jesus. We live and move in Him. Just as He is so are we on this world. We have become complete in him, lacking in nothing. The mind of Christ therefore becomes the mind of the believer, in our position with Him as Sons and daughters. When one receives Christ, he automatically becomes a new creature, loaded with the fullness of God in our born again spirit. Inwardly we are loaded with the presence of God, but it only takes faith to draw from the wells of your salvation. We have been taught to work hard for sound mind and all the other virtues instead of resting in Christ Jesus for the manifestation of His life in us. Scripture says that we are complete and wholly whole in Him.

 Colossians 2:9-10 (AMP) For in Him the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature]. 10 And you [a]are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—and reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head of all rule and authority [of every angelic principality and power].

When we fix our minds on the completeness of our spirit, our soul begins to show the very nature of our being, and it automatically affects our external world. This truth applies to everything you are in Christ. Healing manifest in your body, wisdom activates in your mental faculties as you fix or set your mind on the truth of your identity in Christ. You can’t walk in sound mind, power and of love if you are more of yourself, even though you have the fullness of God in your spirit. Isaiah writes; “You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.” (Isaiah 26:3 AMP)

ARE WE HOPING FOR GOOD? Whatever you are going through today, my friend you can change what you see or experience that you don’t like, by changing your thought patterns or belief systems. Stop trying to earn peace and wash your heart with constant peace, by being thankful for the finished work of Christ, which has made you victorious over the constant fears Photo Credit: Google imageand loneliness. Begin to expect good from the Lord instead of living in the vagueness of life. Jesus is your hope and to hope in Him for the manifestation of bubbling over peace and joy is to earnestly expect good from Him. Many are fantasizing the quality life, yet feeling empty and bankrupt. Christ in you is the hope of the glory.

Romans 15:12-13  (AMP) 12 And further Isaiah says, There shall be a [a]Sprout from the Root of Jesse, He Who rises to rule over the Gentiles; in Him shall the Gentiles hope.13 May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.

BY GRACE, WE ARE LOADED TO BE A BLESSING. When Jesus said signs will follow the disciples, He did not mean to say; “this is just for a moment or temporarily”. He was saying to the Church, all those who will place their trust in me by faith and learn to walk with me on the basis of grace, will experience an uncommon demonstration of power in their lives; continuously and consistently. We become conduits of life to the world. How can the house receive fresh water from its water taps when the pc pipes are clogged with dirt?

 Mark 16:17-18 ESV And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.

Semeion the Greek word for signs; pronounce say-mi’-on denotes that by which a person or a thing is distinguished from others and is known of miracles and wonders, by which God authenticates the men sent by him, or by which men prove that the cause they are pleading is God’s. What is the proof of the gospel in your life? What are you showcasing to your friends and neighbors? Do they see the freedom and power that distinguish you from them or they are daily witnessing a dismantled, shattered mirror of the bathroom.

HOW DO YOU DISTINGUISH NIKE AND ADIDAS SNEAKERS? You probably wouldn’t have to do too much but to check the logo designs on the item at hand, to prove the difference. The child of God has the trade mark of God, to distinguish us from others. Healing and perfect health is the trade mark of God in our born again spirit and must manifest in our NIKEbodies. They are a byproduct of our salvation. I doesn’t matter what the findings of the Doctor says or the conclusions of the expert on Wall Street. Friend, you can surely believe in the words of Christ for your personal edification and miracle, to walk over scorpions, serpents and not to be buffeted with all forms of diseases and weakness in your body. You are completely marked and sealed in the Holy Spirit (See Eph 1:13-14) to protect you from demonic entrance; for Christ to manifest Himself through you, to impact others. Divine healing for your body and that of others is a sure sign of our eternal redemption! Don’t ignore your honorable place in Christ and embrace erroneous doctrines which approves weakness and honors poverty in all areas of life.

Many don’t see themselves as distinguished; they are wimpy, weak and sickly and complain all day like a falling branch without life and hope for tomorrow. They have been taught that there are only a handful of super believers who have been empowered to walk in power and authority over demons of sickness and ill-health. You are loaded with the life of Christ to be alive on this side of eternity not because of what you can do but on the basis of your position as a child of the son of the Most High God. Check your Christian resume:”You are more than a conqueror through Him who loves you” (Rom 8:37)

I DECREE AND DECLARE: When you stop whining, you start shinning. Arise and shine my good friend in the power of the Lord in all that you do and say. Say yes to an uncommon healthpeace-key-703x201, favor, strength, and recovery, and power manifestation! Say to your soul now, right here; “I am a sign and a wonder to my generation. I boldly confess that I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and His mark of distinction upon my life. I am uncommon and set apart to walk in victory over diseases. I have become a conduit of health and prosperity to my generation. By the laying of my hands, I cast out satanic influence of weakness, defeat, discouragement and sicknesses in any part of my being. I unleash abundant of prosperity and security from the wells of my salvation, to permeate every endeavor of my life on this side of life, in Jesus glorious name”. Amen!

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THE CHURCH IS BIGGER THAN YOUR CHURCH


That’s right, the church of Jesus Christ is bigger and larger than your local church! To be solely committed to a local church or denomination and turn blind eye to the real church is a serious cancer in Christendom. To say it in another way; “we are passionately sold out to denominational units, with zero passion towards Christ Church”. Joel Osteen…You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church”

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18)

        Mark Deverm; The church is primarily a body of people who profess and give evidence that they have been saved by God’s grace alone, for His glory alone, through faith alone, in Christ Photo Credit: www.kristendukephotography.comalone. This is what a New Testament church is; it is not a building. The early Christians didn’t have buildings for almost 300 years after the church began. The collection of people committed to Christ in a local area constitutes a church”. For over a thousand years, the Church has suffered under the excruciating pain of dogmas, denominational-ism, self centeredness and the pettiness, which so much divides us. Until we drop our unholy whip which has left painful scars of bitterness, division, isolation, rejection, mediocrity, stagnation and the personal vendetta, on our backs, we cannot be healed of our chronic spiritual ailment.

In summer of 2013, we threw an invitation to the christian community and the public, in the spirit of faith and brotherhood, for our annual spirit life picnic, to come and enjoy variety of food, fellowship, fun, and to connect with the community, all for the joy of Christ. A woman from a different Church or denomination was invited through our Facebook page. I felt very shocked for her response on Facebook. She wrote; “Would love to but I got Church”. We are one body. It is very unfortunate, how many people misunderstand the concept of Church. They consider the Church to mean their denominational affiliations and buildings. Friend, you and I are the Church of Jesus Christ. Christ is delighted with our magnificent buildings, where His beloved children are fed with the truth. His greatest satisfaction is not our buildings and programs. His contentment is found in me and you.

Martin Luther….”The church is not wood and stones, but rather, the company of people who believe in Christ”.

We are called into one faith, and we must endeavor to maintain the bond of unity in the Spirit. Apostle Paul writes to the Church at Ephesus, and this is what he had to say;3 Endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. (Ephesians 4:3-6 KJV)

Photo Credit: Google imageThere is no difference between the church in Africa or China, neither is there any difference between the Church on A street or M street. We are called into one body and function from the supernatural grace of the same spirit. Our hope and faith is in one God and Father of all. Friend, He is in us all. The kind of Church scripture paints is a family of one. Glory!  The tide is shifting on us!  We are the Nehemiah Generation, called forth to repair broken walls and build bridges which will bring us closer to each other to fulfill the Master’s task, on the common ground as family of Christ and not denominational enemies. Let us throw our denominational schisms and pull staff and financial resources to help our struggling brethren, who only need a push in the back. When we understand the big picture of God’s heart towards His Church, we will see the local and the universal Church from a different platform than the one we have been standing on over the years.

I was on my way to the picnic grounds with my wife as I mentioned earlier. We received a phone call from one of my Church leaders, who informed me that an unknown Church had already set up for picnic on the shelter we have booked for almost four months, prior to the day. I was very calm even though we have publicized this particular shelter through so many medium; inviting friends from the community and those coming from out of State. I told my wife, this is not any issue to be worried about, since it’s a Church of Jesus Christ, we can probably join hands with them and have fun, as brothers and sisters in Christ. I kept driving with no worries about all the inconveniences this will create, until another call came which made it clear to me that the picnic coordinator made an awful mistake when she did the booking . When I got to the picnic grounds, the other Church was already grilling, around 10:30 am.

      Charles Spurgeon …“A church that does not exist to reclaim heathenism, to fight evil, to destroy error, to put down falsehood, a church that does not exist to take the side of the poor, to denounce injustice and to hold up righteousness is a church that has no right to be. Not for yourself, O church, do you exist, any more than Christ existed for Himself”.

To make long story short, they were so willing for us to join them and have fun together as a family but the problem had already been solved by the facility managers of the park. This gestureGoogle image from this family (church) was exactly what Christ would have done if He was the Pastor of that Church. They had a proper perspective of what Church is. It’s not about your creed, color or race. It’s all about a family of God, with Jesus Christ as its first-born. The joys and elevation of other brethren should be your delight, whether you know them or not.

Seeking the well-being of other believers is a culture of Christ. Sharing the burdens of others and keeping them in prayer or using your resources to help them stand through the test of time should be our priority, without any strings attached. Most leaders of our time has created a form of cult religion around their denominations. Many, out of carnality have become like rappers, competing for the spot light. They will do anything in their own power to bring down any ministry or church they consider as threat to their empire. They are fighting for prime-time radio and TV spots with huge sums of money, all in the name of catapulting a denomination, and not a kingdom. As sad and chronic as it may look; God is raising a generation of believers who will raise up high the unity banner of Christ. High above denominational lines, color of the skin, race, culture, creed, economic status and nationality,  to accept one another and uphold the gospel of Jesus Christ with unquenchable passion. This is the new breed of believers! Will you join the army?

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EFFORTLESS BREAKTHROUGH


Does God have to be loosed from some form of inactivity through one’s white-hot activity, before one can receive from Him? 

“I need a breakthrough” “Pray hard until God intervene” “I will not let God go until He blessed me today” “We need an open heaven today…don’t sit there and pray like you have no problems” “Lift up your voice and pray with passion…violent take it by force” “Receive faith that moves God”. These are some of the passionate sentiments of the believer, pushing real good to ignite the heavens for quick response. Can the believer motivate God to action?

IS GOD BEING LAZY OR BORED – I grew up within the Pentecostal and Charismatic circles, as a Christian. As a charismatic believer, we had the belief that faith has to move God into action. This form of negative believes is the source of “operation push prayer marathon” “breakthrough prayer chain” “power to open heavens” “violent take it by force” and what have you in some circles within the Christendom. It is totally absurd to think that God is lazily sitting in a huge sofa in heaven, with zero interest in the affairs of men, until some spiritual bulldozers pray so hard to bulldozed Him into action. The idea of chain prayer is not wrong and neither are passionate prayers wrong in any sense. We are truly encouraged by scripture to pray without ceasing. I love prayer, fasting and shouting when I am in the presence of God, sometimes. But I don’t try to motivate God with my form or style of prayer when I pray to God. I pray because I love to talk to my daddy and plug into what He is already doing.

FLEE FROM TOILSOME LABOR Jesus wants His followers to be free from worry and self effort, because He already has knowledge about our needs. A knowledge which is accompanied by a strong desire to meet our needs, at all times. The Bible says; “25Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? [Matthew 6:25–26]

Anxiousness will cause you to try to work God to walk you out of troubles instead of resting in the caring heart of your heavenly Father, who leads you as a good shepherd, through trials and troubles [The valley of shadow of death]. The breakthrough mentality to motivate a lazy God to action is an insult to the finished work of Christ. It always birth out unrest and confusion in one’s life, which leads to human mechanization as a substitute for originality. There is nothing you can do on your own to breakthrough against satanic limitations. Recognizing your identity in Christ as a victor is the first step to exercising your rightful authority against Satan and his cohorts. If one does not rest in the already established grace of Christ, there is always a question of when will I breakthrough? You are always looking for what’s next to motivate God into quick response. When we gather in His presence, needing a miracle, we don’t try to bombard heaven with prayer missiles to awaken a sleeping God. We stretch our hands in faith and receive a manifestation of His presence which is always with us. We don’t plead with Him to come. He is already in our midst. The fact that when we come together and we have no feelings about God does not means He is sitting somewhere, minding His own business. Our feelings can be deceptive but His promise is unchanging. The scripture says; “I will not leave you nor forsake you” [Heb 13:5]

GOD IS MOVING OR NOT MOVING? – Friend God is already ‘moved’ through Christ Jesus with white-hot passion to see you prosper in all things. Are you not more valuable than the birds of the air? Just as the birds of the air naturally rest on the established laws of God for their provision, God want to see the believer walk in constant trust, in His abundant riches and love. If your kids had to always motivate you into action by bowing and throwing praises on you like a god before you cover their back with clothing and put food on their table, then you are not a good parent. Our Father in Heaven is caring. We have not learned how to receive. We have become mere beggars in our prayers. We think the harder you pray the greater impact you make. There is difference between noise making and real prayers, which hinges on covenant relationship. Praying longer hours, few seconds, undertone or shouting is not the key. The key is the motivation. Don’t ever think wrong motivation pleases God. We can do the right thing with wrong motivation. In the sixteenth chapter of the Book of Acts of the apostles, Paul and Silas praised God in their prison cells and suddenly there was a miracle. What was the motivation? Were they singing to motivate God to move on their behalf or it was a sense of trust in their God, even in their woes? God did not respond because their song was so touching, heaven could not delay, but to swiftly respond. I believe their songs were not means to compel God, but a faithful assurance in who He. Their faith in God in times of trouble, bear the fruit of supernatural escape. Hear from the lips of the Master; “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words”. [Mathew 6:7 ESV]

THE BREAKTHROUGH EXPERTS – Breakthrough is one of the common catchphrases in the body of Christ. To the Pentecostals or the Charismatic believer, breakthrough is centered on breaking the defenses, barriers, and limitations of Satan and his cohorts with some form of spiritual force or work, in order to receive from God [We always see a glass ceiling over our heads, that needs to be broken]. It’s also a lifestyle of passionate desires for an open heaven on one’s life. There are some folks in the body of Christ who consider themselves as experts in breaking-through into the throne of God, through special techniques and methods. They have the “7 Principles to Break through Into the Heavens”, “14 Ways to Prayers that Move God”, “21 Keys to Pulling God from Heaven to kiss the earth”. Which of the techniques moves God? These man centered prescriptions are based on rules instead of a relationship with God. Those who are not armed with such abilities to breakthrough into a kingdom they are already in are considered as babes. If you can’t shout, fast longer days, pray in a certain way or style, some deeper blessings will elude you, they say. Am not surprised the lack of power and authority within the body of Christ. Men are running around looking for an intermediate experts to connect them to God. You have a privilege to speak to your God irrespective of how weak you are in prayer. Just pray my friend!

FAITH JUDGES GOD RIGHT Faith is not a special ability within the human heart [attained by special men] that compels God to act on our behalf. [See Romans 12:3] The simplest definition of faith is having a good opinion about God. Our faith in God is a foundation of a persuasion in our hearts about who God is, what He has done, and who we are in Him through Jesus Christ. The believer has the measure of faith in his born again spirit to rightly judge God as faithful in all of His manifold promises, in Christ Jesus. You already got faith to believe God.

IT’S NOT ABOUT TECHNIQUES – Friend, in your worries, you don’t need techniques…all you need is Jesus. Just call on Him and believe in His word about your life, and see the Spirit goes to work to comfort your heart. That is an effortless breakthrough. Many Christians has waited for breakthrough for decades and they feel so frustrated about God. God is not wicked to hide himself from us and only special efforts by special men can touch His heart of love. Listen friend, Satan is a defeated foe…yes he will rise against us with doubts in our hearts to weakened our faith. He can be the stronghold in the minds of your children or partner. Yet you don’t need to go through 21 days of prayer works before God will intervene. Your prayer and fasting does not move God…Fasting rather helps you to control the carnal weakness of the body so you can be in alignment with God’s word. I did not say fasting is not good. Fasting is good but it doesn’t change God, it rather changes us.

YOU GOT POWER ON THE INSIDE – My friend, there is Power on your side, every micro second of the day. Just speak the word into reality. Speaking God’s word through the lips of faith is not a command to usher God into action. We can speak to our problems as we recognize the authority of His word and declare it with our faith in Him. Mountains move, sicknesses bow, confusion disappear and victory manifest into our reality. Your confession didn’t move God…your confession recognized an overflowing current of God against Satanic energies. I am not against breakthrough prayers but against prayers that men work on to try to move God into action. Have you ever heard preachers say stuff like; “After I finished my anointed prayers and confession, God moved so powerful, over the place”. God didn’t move an inch…God was already in the place like a mighty wave but men were dull about His activity. God’s power is with you at this moment, whether you are at 7 Eleven or in the train. You represent Christ and other believers like you in that place. Just because you don’t know does not mean you are the only Christian in that place. What about the Church fellowship, family in prayer, or the bible study group. Jesus says that; “20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. [Matthew 18:20 KJV]

HEALING IS A DONE DEAL – Under the New Covenant, we are in a new day of supernatural accomplishment of Christ. Our view of God’s presence, perfect health and healing should not be based on how hard we have to pray and sweat to impress Him, so He will come into our midst and heal. We have already experience break through and open heaven. Remember, healing is a done deal, over 2,000 years ago, on Calvary cross. The Bible says; “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” [1 Peter 2:24 NIV] 

RECEIVE HEALING TODAY – Precious one; you have received the greatest breakthrough in Christ. From degeneration into regeneration, from aliens into royalty, from rejection into acceptance, from death into life, from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light, from fear to love, from poverty into prosperity, from sorrow to His peace, from condemnation to justification and from sin to righteousness. You have already breakthrough into health, according in scripture. Faith plugs into the finish work to receive. God is not initiating a project in heaven as men puts on great ritualistic performances. You have already been healed of cancer, diabetes, lung weakness, HIV Aids, abdominal pain, stress, depression, autism and all its siblings. Christ took it away and gave you perfect health, dominion, power, prosperity and wholeness on every side. Rest in Jesus faith and allow yourself to be immersed in the ocean of His love. Most people think there are body organs warehouse in heaven, and if one is sick or had injured his body and needs a replacement of a body organ, we have to call special intercessors who knows how to break into God’s donor house, in lightning speed. In your born again spirit, you have a whole new world of a kingdom which do not lacks in anything. Healing is yours with your eyes on Jesus. It’s only received through faith. Satan do not hold your miracle in the skies, neither do witches sits on your wealth. You are complete in Christ Jesus. Breakthrough is all about knowing who we are and taking new territories for Christ, by establishing the kingdom where it has not been preached.

THE LOFTIEST BREAKTHROUGH – In my estimation, the loftiest form of breakthrough for the believer is what Apostle Paul prayed for the Ephesians in Chapter one and three of his epistle to the church; Having a revelation of who God is, what Jesus has done and capturing the hope of our calling, and the manifold blessings within the saint, through the escort of the Holy Spirit” should be our greatest pursuit. Paul writes; Ephesians 1:15-19 (KJV)15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power. He prayed again for the Church… Ephesians 3:17-19 (NKJV)17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 

God loves you and has lavished you with over the-top provision in all areas of your life. If we honestly desire to breakthrough from a life of toil to an effortless life of rest, I recommend to you the so good to be true gospel of Christ. Through the gospel, we will stop trying to breakthrough and enjoy or experience the fullness of God in our lives. This is a day of salvation, rest, prosperity and breakthrough, as it was declared by the Prophets and fulfilled in Christ Jesus [See Isaiah 53:1-8, Luke 4:17-19]. Christ has gone before us and won the victory for us; we are resting in His work, picking the booty of His victory. Hallelujah!

The Breaker [the Messiah] will go up before them. They will break through, pass in through the gate and go out through it, and their King will pass on before them, the Lord at their head. [Micah 2:13 AMP]

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HOPE I HOPE


ruth-gleaning

We sat in the dust

Just wondering how

Surrounded by darkness

A thick wall of resistance

Our persistence fades

Wells so dry;

Our children cry for wellness

We sat in the dark with empty stomach

Tears in our eyes;

Like lonely birds on broken branches,

Drenched in cold; after the hurricane

Just wondering why;

Our wings are so heavy for a routine flight

The candle in our hearts; snuffed out

The wicked gloats over us

Our belly bloat with regret

Blown away into the unknown

Disowned by the reality of our lost

We remembered our Kinsman Redeemer

Our hearts; filled with redemption theme

Our mouths; wet with redemption songs

He is near;

I know my redeemer lives

He is near;

Even now, there is hope

In-spite of hopeless gravity

We looked beyond our depravity,

Into His eyes;

Mercy said; No

Our hearts said; Yes

Prison doors burst open

Light shine in our darkness

Chains fell off from our wounded souls

For the price of my freedom;

You were wounded with my chains

Yes, you took the blame and changed the game

You are the hope I hope;

Jesus

Bread of life

Savior friend

My Redeemer

Lilly of the valley

Rose of Sharon

Lamb of God

My Shepherd

Hope of Israel

    Light of the world

hope

Ezra 10:2 ESV … “We have broken faith with our God and have married foreign women from the peoples of the land, but even now there is hope for Israel in spite of this.

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‘World Trade Center cross’ fight continues as atheist group appeals ruling


Gravity of Grace Note: The Church has been silent for far too long, sitting on the fence. We shouldn’t assume or presume that, we can just parade ourselves in the four walls of the Church building, singing holy songs and the life we so want and cherish for our communities and nation, will happen automatically. Our voices needs to be heard, from the mountain top to the lowest valleys of society. Evil men are parading their evil ideologies and agenda, dictating the way we think and function. Their aim is to silence the Lordship of Christ. This is just one example of what the devil is doing as reported by Todays News           

The "WTC cross" is the subject of a debate that's going back to court Thursday.

The “WTC cross” is the subject of a debate that’s going back to court Thursday. Is it a religious symbol or piece of history? A controversy over a cross-shaped steel beam found in the World Trade Center rubble continues to rage.

A group called American Atheists will argue before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday that the cross does not belong in the private 9/11 museum, which will open on property leased from the government.

American Atheists filed a lawsuit in July 2011 aiming to prevent the WTC cross from being displayed in the museum, but federal judge Deborah Batts of the Southern District of New York ruled last year that the cross and the museum helped “demonstrate how those at Ground Zero coped with the devastation they witnessed.” American Atheists is now appealing that decision.

“It’s necessary to fight this because this is inequality on government property,” American Atheists president David Silverman told TODAY.

Is it a religious artifact or piece of history? A court may decide. 

wtcIn the wreckage of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, construction worker Frank Silecchia discovered the cross-shaped 17-foot-tall, 4,000-pound steel beam. Silecchia told TODAY that the cross comforted him, and it soon became a rallying point for first responders.

“I was already working 12 hours. I was quite weary and the cross comforted me,” Silecchia said. the faith that was crushed on 9/11.” “If you take the religion away from the cross, you’ve got scrap metal,” Silverman said. “Just like all the other scrap metal that fell on the cross. The only reason that this cross is special is because it is religious.” 

The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum is set to open in May.

“To have a piece of the history that provided some spirituality, some faith, some respite in the midst of all this, if we didn’t have that we really wouldn’t be telling the story as it happened,” museum president and CEO Joseph Daniels told TODAY’s Katy Tur.

Todays News

A HOLE IN THE GOSPEL| CHAPTER 1


In December of 2011, while we were in a 21 day prayer and fasting for the Church of Jesus Christ, I saw a vision of the Lord in my spirit, whiles I was sitting in my car praying with other Photo Credit: Google imagesbelievers in a phone conferencing…you can call it prayer hotline.

In this vision; “I saw myself and a host of Pastors or the clergy men in their official clerical regalia, each holding a PICK AXE; with passion digging a deep HOLE in the earth surface. This was one big hole…the effort and the passion we were actually putting into this business of digging deeper, is indescribable” I had a teary eye; a whirlwind of sorrow and hopelessness overwhelmed my whole being, as I watch everyone dig like a gold digger in search for precious gems. Instantly, an interpretation was given to me by the Holy Spirit. He said;

“THERE IS AN EMPTINESS IN MY CHURCH” He continued; “my servants have a dug a big hole of emptiness in the hearts and soul of the Church, and they keep digging deeper and deeper and deeper with passion. In time of test and trials due to the emptiness in their hearts (my Church) they struggle to prevail”. “Their prayers have all become an activity before me, they feel condemned and unrighteous; neither do they have an intimate relationship with me Their emptiness is perpetual. I am the only one that satisfies the thirsty, yet my servants are not projecting me unto My Church” 

Colossians 2:8-10 (The Message) Watch out for people who try to dazzle you with big words and intellectual double-talk. They want to drag you off into endless arguments that never amount to anything. They spread their ideas through the empty traditions of human beings and the empty superstitions of spirit beings. But that’s not the way of Christ. Everything of God gets expressed in him, so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him. When you come to him, that fullness comes together for you, too. His power extends over everything.

Many in the body of Christ are standing on quick sands and slipping slowly into despair, because Christ Who is the only unmovable rock that will stand the test of time, is not the centre of their religion. Christ becomes the center of your religion not because you sing about Him or tell storie s of His good life. Christ is the center of our life when the life we live in the flesh is His life and all we do is to His glory. Self sits on the throne of ones heart when you, trying to rule, reign and direct your affairs in your own terms. It doesn’t matter how sacred that might look on the outside…that is not Christianity. Just as Moses lifted up the bronze serpent in the wilderness and those bitten by poisonous snakes (life complications) lived again, so must we exalt Christ Jesus like a neon billboard that, all that travels on the untested terrain of this dark tunnel of life, can draw life and light, to accelerate purposefully to their destinations.

CHRISTIANITY IS VERY SIMPLE – It takes complicated people to complicate the life-giving reality of Christ into human traditions and ancient philosophies, which is difficult to assimilate and process by the believer. Christianity is Photo Credit: Google imageChrist. Christianity is not techniques, nor 101 Rules, 7 Special Steps, 21 Keys of human wisdom to reach God! When you try to get access to the will and promises of God through human effort and concepts which sounds good to the ear, it always leads to frustration at the end. Your will power can only sustain you to a certain degree of life, but it has no promise to sustain you at all times. – Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. – It is God, my dear friends who works in us to functions in His will and purpose. It’s only through the Spirit of grace that one can prevail over impossible circumstances and bear abiding fruits. For instance, one cannot and will not be able to live a life of true joy and peace without Christ. These two virtues are the very character of God, which emanates in us, as we abide in Him as covenant children, through faith in His finished work. You want to experience through peace? Don’t try hard to walk in peace…embrace the truth of God’s peace which has already been lavished on you freely as you set your heart on Christ. Meditating on His good opinion towards you in the midst of the complex issues of life, will calm your nerves with unusual peace which only God can give to us ( See Isaiah 26:3)

 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing – John 15:4-5

A SHOCKING STATEMENT BY A LEADER IN NEW YORK – Eastern religion and certain forms of human concepts and ideologies which have no root in Christ Jesus have gain inroads into the body of Christ. These beggarly, weak concepts which have been sold to the masses in the form of motivational mantras, to the neglect of the transforming power of the gospel. Many are in the Church today who have never heard the so good to be true gospel. The gospel is simply the good news of the Photo Credit: Google imagefinished work of Christ and what it has wrought for humanity, independent of our human effort. The clause of this gospel is faith in Christ…appropriating what He has already done. It is sad to say that, many believers sincerely love the Lord but the reality is that they have never heard the truth which takes the burden off your shoulders; all they have known in their entire Christian journey is the junk of emotionalism and self effort legalistic concepts, which has one into total emptiness, on the inside. I had the Chance to minister in a Church in New York City…I saw people literally set free from the bondage of guilt, shame, condemnation, sin consciousness. You could see their faces glistening with life; with tangible miracles of healings and breakthrough for God’s people.

What did I do? I shared the simplicity of the gospel, and the Holy Spirit went to work. After the conference, the Pastor was so touched by hearing the gospel in its unique way, but the sad part of this scenario is his open confession to me. He said; I know this is the truth, but if you keep emphasizing on it, people will leave the church! I was totally shocked! Many Church leaders believe that we were saved by grace through faith and not of our works that we should not boast (Eph 2:7-8) and yet they find it hard to live in the balance of grace and faith. What did you do to get save? Grace through faith! How will the Lord build His Church? Not by your methods and techniques; it is by grace through faith. Faith in what?  In the finished work of Jesus Christ. You don’t start the Christian life by grace and then God leaves you on your own, to live the Christian life in your own strength and effort. That is uncharacteristic of a loving God. Paul writes to the Colossians… So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, Colossians 2:6(NIV) This is so simple yet it’s hard for many souls to comprehend.

This was Paul’s greatest fear when He wrote to the Church at Corinth… But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. (2 Corinthians 11:3 KJV)

Do you know that the pulpit which is suppose to build you up can also end up corrupting your mind from operating from the simplest and yet powerful platform of the truth of the gospel which sets free. One great man has said; “wrong belief system always leads to wrong behavior” Christianity is not difficult, its totally Impossible without the life of Christ, which the gospel so much emphasize.

Please to capture the whole perspective of this post…read Chapter 2 here. Is the Church focus is to build and transform lives or to entertain with sensationalism and emotionalism? Chapter 2 answers this question!! Thanks for reading, and you have a graceful journey with Christ in your Christian pilgrim. Shalom

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JOURNEY ON


RIP: Komla Dumor| 1972-2014 |Ghana Ambassador of Hope| BBC Anchor|Focus on Africa

RIP: Komla Dumor| 1972-2014 |Ghana Ambassador of Hope| BBC Anchor|Focus on Africa

Journey on, journey on

Saddle your mind on eternity

Sail with the winds of grace on your back

Mountain high; you will leap over

Valleys low; you shall overcome

Ocean deep; you will cross over

 At the masters embrace,

When it is all said and done

He will say; well done, well done!!

You have been faithful to the call

Congratulations!!

Greater than the former, the later glory

Unceasing bliss of life in His presence

Adinkra Symbol, Ghana: God's Presence and Protection

Adinkra Symbol, Ghana: God’s Presence and Protection

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