Monday, June 17, 2013


"Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!" (Philippians 4:4 NKJV)
The kingdom of God operates by law: the law of faith! 
The benefits of the kingdom, its rights and privileges as well as its sway can only be appropriated by faith.
The believer is commanded to 'rejoice always' - yet as long as he is in the world, various circumstances and experiences would present 'themselves' as excuses for sadness. 
So what should he do when he has every reason to be sad and grumble?  The Bible yet says, he should rejoice, it implies that if the believer would heed the command to rejoice always, he must do it in FAITH in spite of feelings. 
Have you lately had reason(s) to grumble or gripe; due to failure, disappointments, embarrassment, rejection, betrayal or you even feel God was not there for you when you needed Him; whatever your condition is, Bible says you should rejoice by faith.
Rejoice because he loved you so much to have died for you (John 3:16);
rejoice because God is your father (1John3:1);
rejoice because you are blessed, sanctified, justified,  delivered, empowered (Eph. 1:3, Heb. 10:10, Rom. 5:1, Col. 1:13, Acts 1:8);
rejoice because God is faithful to His word and His word remains ever true (Jer. 1:12, 
rejoice because because He will never leave you nor forsake you (Heb. 13:5-6)
rejoice because He is coming back for you (1Thes. 4:13-18)
The consciousness of such realities as these naturally inspire joy; if you would live full of joy in spite of circumstances you must of necessity shift  your attention from your issues and fix your heart on the realities of the word.
Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say, rejoice!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Beware of Pride!

Pride is sublte, it doesnt come with ugly voice or tone; it only makes its bearer more and more self-conscious. It doesn't appear dangerous and it comes unassuming, clothing itself with such apparel as "it doesn't matter"; yet, many glorious destinies have been ruined, because the carriers shifted their attention From God and put it on 'self'
"Then Uzziah prepared for them, for the entire army, shields, spears, helmets, body armor, bows, and slings to cast stones. And he made devices in Jerusalem, invented by skillful men, to be on the towers and the corners, to shoot arrows and large stones. So his fame spread far and wide, for he was marvelously helped till he became strong. But when he was strong his heart was lifted up, to his destruction, for he transgressed against the Lord his God by entering the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense. So Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him were eighty priests of the Lord —valiant men. And they withstood King Uzziah, and said to him, “ It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron, who are consecrated to burn incense. Get out of the sanctuary, for you have trespassed! You shall have no honor from the Lord God.” Then Uzziah became furious; and he had a censer in his hand to burn incense. And while he was angry with the priests, leprosy broke out on his forehead, before the priests in the house of the Lord, beside the incense altar. And Azariah the chief priest and all the priests looked at him, and there, on his forehead, he was leprous; so they thrust him out of that place. Indeed he also hurried to get out, because the Lord had struck him." (II Chronicles 26:14-20 NKJV)
Beware, Again I say, beware!