For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. (Acts 10:46)

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There’s something about fear that kind of throws in a wedge in our abode of peace. Fear of the past, fear of the present, fear of the future along with a slavish fear of God – all of these fears negatively affect our relationship with Him. Not that He loves us any lesser when we’re fearful but when we’re afraid we magnify our source of fear instead of God. The areas we are most afraid of, are the areas the devil seems to have a hold over. When Job offered his burnt offering, he was not offering them out of faith but out of fear that his sons might have sinned. God instituted burnt offering as a faith picture of the Perfect Offering, Jesus. Job needlessly feared for his children and in the very area Job feared, he was attacked by the devil. He lost all of them. Today, as a believer, what happened to Job cannot happen to you because of Jesus. That said, the devil can still taunt you in areas that you’re afraid of. Why? Because fear is negative faith. While believing Jesus enables His finished work to manifest in our lives as wholeness, health and blessings, fear gets the attention of the devil. Continue reading
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Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for He shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. (John 16:13-14)

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There’s a lot of misunderstanding in the Church regarding the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. There are many, who fear the Holy Spirit in a manner that’s slavish and full of trepidation. Let’s see from our Saviour’s own words, the purpose of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Before I delve deeper, I’m impressed upon to set right all the religious junk that falsely accompanies the nature of the Spirit – that He’s a “joy killer” and that His presence makes one “sober” and teaches them the fear of the Lord. Beloved, these are lies from the pit of hell for the Holy Spirit isn’t here to steal your joy. In fact, His presence in our lives is where our joy’s sourced from! He is lovingly called the “Comforter” by our Lord, because He is One! He’s not there to condemn you and never will He condemn you. Even when you sin, He reminds you of your perfect standing before God. He reminds you that you are still the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. There’s more and that’s what we gonna see now! Continue reading
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Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides forever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower thereof falls away: but the word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. (1 Peter 1:23-25)

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Every soul born into this world is born of corruptible seed. The world we see around us is founded on corruption. It is founded on sin with satan at its helm. Every strand of new virus, every transmission of sad news, every crisis, every horrific death, every curse and its associated decay in the form of sickness and disease are all fruits of the fall. There is nothing fallen man could do about it. He may strive to improve on it and find little success improving too, but being totally oblivious to the sad truth that there’s nothing much he could do. It’s all in the corruptible seed he was born through. He could have the qualities of a saint but the corruptible seed in him, that’s tainted with sin, makes sure he has his share of fruits of the fallen world system. Continue reading
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He gives to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. He delights not in the strength of the horse: he takes not pleasure in the legs of a man. The Lord takes pleasure in them that fear Him, in those that hope in His mercy. (Psalm 147:9-11)

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Where there is an infinite expression of unconditional love there is also enormous pain when that love cannot be expressed! As believers, we don’t have to run after that abundant life – it’s a gift from our Lord Jesus. As we behold His grace and the loveliness of His Person, that abundant life is an “orchestrated” accident. The strength of the horse is a picture of man’s trust in his strength, in his abilities and knowledge to control his life. This is the picture of the world that goes by might and brute force. Their reliance on the power of the work of their hands is to achieve that abundant life. Isn’t it sheer irony that their misplaced trust leads them to death and destruction? When the Israelites came out of Egypt and were faced with the Red Sea, the Egyptians (a picture of the world) took their best chariots and horsemen to neutralise the Israelites. At that time, Egypt held the supremacy in army and warfare and people feared them for their supreme power. What was the end of it all? It just took a wind from God to bring the waves back and consume them! Continue reading
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Male and female created He them; and blessed them, and called their name, Adam, in the day when they were created. (Genesis 5:2)

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I honestly don’t know how to begin or where to begin with this verse; because it’s got so much packed into it that it’s like opening a spiritual “pandora’s box!”. But by the grace of Jesus, I endeavour to stick to the topic at hand and extract the bits the Holy Spirit wants shared today. God begins with the genealogy of Adam and He begins with the first creation, Adam and Eve. Although, I just said Adam and Eve, God wrapped up Eve’s identity in Adam and called their name, Adam. In fact, there’s no mention of Eve in the succeeding verses right to the end of Genesis. Whatever Eve did or whoever Eve was, God didn’t see Eve as a standalone entity but in and through Adam. It was Eve who sinned first and partook of the tree God still saw them as one entity, all wrapped up in Adam. There is a prophetic reason why God saw this way and it’s right here in the new covenant. Continue reading
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When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither His disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus. And when they had found Him on the other side of the sea, they said unto Him, “Rabbi, when came thou here?” Jesus answered them and said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, you seek me, not because you saw the miracles, but because you did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Labour not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for Him has God the Father sealed.” (John 6:24-27)

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Our Lord had just finished feeding the multitude of 5000 in the preceding verses and then the miracle of Him walking on water takes place. He never got into the boat with His disciples but met them half way walking on water and went to the other side. The people who were the beneficiaries of the feeding miracle got restless. They were looking all over town for Jesus and were keeping tabs on boats that docked and left Tiberius – all looking for Him. When He didn’t turn up on any of the arriving boats, they boarded one themselves, looking for Him. They went to the other side and found Him in Capernaum. Let’s pause here for a moment to see what’s going on. In the natural, if anyone saw this crowd looking for Jesus, they would be termed the most spiritually inclined people. Of course, they were looking for Jesus and what could be unholy about such a good work? Continue reading
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And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, He took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. And as He prayed, the fashion of His countenance was altered, and His raiment was white and glistering. And behold, there talked with Him two men, which were Moses and Elias: who appeared in glory, and spoke of His decease which He should accomplish at Jerusalem. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw His glory, and the two men that stood with Him. (Luke 9:28-32)

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If you’re a believer in Christ, you’re a new creation. But the devil uses the world around us to constantly inundate us with lies that portray us as being one with the world. In the realm of God, a believer holds a special status, unlike no other, because of Jesus’ finished work on the cross. Popularly known as the event in the Mount of Transfiguration, our Lord reveals secrets that are exclusive to the believer and how seeing Him with unveiled eyes alters our believing and in fact, our destiny. Before I get into the revelatory bit that will feed you, I want to harp on a bit about the significance of Bible numerics. God ordained numbers as hidden signs for the believer to understand secrets that the devil and the world cannot understand. All Bible numerics must be interpreted with centrality of Jesus and His finished work. For example the number 7 in the Bible typifies rest, completion, fulfilment by God. God created the world in 6 days and rested on the 7th signifying the completion of His work in creation; the Menorah in Solomon’s temple has 7 candle stands and so on. Continue reading
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