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The Attractiveness of Holiness (L-IN GOD We Trust, Therefore TE-BOW To Pray…)

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“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:13-15

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:15-17

I have adopted a pet project, or so I thought. Until the Lord reminded me that it was His burden initially and only His grace  would make it happen. YES SIR!!! was my reply, but I still intend to live vicariously through the process and celebrate the everyday victories as hell fumes along. What is the project you may be asking? Well actually what is not the project? We have been invited like the church of the new testament to be an example to the world, not to run from them to prove our holiness. But to live a life worthy of Christ, that no matter our vocation all would acknowledge that we are indeed a ‘peculiar people’ who eventually bring honour to our God!

“…Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.” 1 Samuel 2:29-31

NEWSFLASH: make no mistake about it, the biggest and coolest names in Sports today are two wonderful young men whom the world describes as devout Christians. Note that the Church did not call them ‘devout’, it is the media and the secular world that describes them thus. That goes to show you that people know what the real deal is. They could have easily said they go to church occasionally, they profess to be Christians or every now and then we see them praying. They were clear about what they had observed and confirmed, they knew ‘devout’ when they saw it. Jeremy Lin (Lin-sanity) and Tim Tebow are making headlines quicker than the National debt is rising.

It started out with Tim Tebow unashamedly bowing down to acknowledge the One who made it possible for him to be born in the first place. He was almost a still birth and his mother refused to have an abortion. Talk of the devil starting early. God intervened and viola, we have a preacher and a missionary to the Philipines (his birthplace) and also one who supports scores of missionaries. He was last sported in a pre-Oscar event in Hollywood the other day. According to the reports, Hollywood has opened its hands to him in acceptance. Mm hmmm…

“The whole world sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart.” 1 Kings 10:23-25

That is all good and well, because those that truly and honestly love the Lord are always attractive! And the favor of God in their life attracts the favor of man. Let us hear it for not playing hookey and church with the Holy Spirit. Great job parents of these, do not stop covering your famous seeds in prayer. Let us pray that the Lord will give him wisdom to stay clear of the adulterous and wayward woman in Proverbs Chapter two. For whenever she comes calling with her manipulative and seductive words, it most often than not, ends as a destructive wrap and a hopeless downward spiral.     

“It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,”  Titus 2:11-13

Then there is Jeremy Lin, who reminds me so much of the last day church and what God is getting ready to do. That is ‘the latter being greater than the former. For years and seasons on end, Jeremy endured rejection sitting on the side bench as draft after draft he was not picked. Meanwhile he was getting a stellar education and training in an Ivy league college (oh I looove this!!!). And then what appeared to the rest of the world as suddenly ( not suddenly to God and two coaches that bothered to pay close attention), ‘Linsanity was born. Need I say more? The race indeed is not to the schemeing and the swiftest but to he who trusted and waited on God. The first shall indeed be the last … Oh, and better still he gives the glory to God while speaking to reporters. He says he was in a hard and difficult place and God delivered him! That sounds like the God I serve also.

“While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:4-6

The tide is getting ready to turn in favor of those who labored in obscurity, love and diligence for the LORD. And those that were not ashamed of the King of kings and were not offended in waiting for Him. The Great and Mighty One, the Just and True Judge and Incredibly Awesome Redeemer has found Himself a bunch…that He may show Himself strong on their behalf***

“I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus replied. … I said nothing in secret”. John 18:19-21

As always let me bring this home and explain how I arrived at my current state of euphoria for these lovely lads or should I use the words godly lads? When the Lord gripped me, not the ‘salvation kind of grip’, but the ‘thou shalt be holy as I am holy kind of grip,’ I winced in fear and despair. I was so sure that the only way I could survive my Christianity was to be locked up in a barn, far away by the country side farm or put in bible school for the rest of my life. But God said no I will do my work in a ‘strong city’ and surrounded by every temptation possible, but my grace will be sufficient for you. He said: “I do not need to pull you away from the world,” (some He would have to). “But I will keep you in spite of the world and yourself.”

“My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.” John 17:14-16

Then the LORD said: “I am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the LORD, will do for you.”  Exodus 34:9-11

The commission still remains the same of what must be done: ‘L-in’ the name of the LORD, ‘Te-bow’ to worship our KING!

“He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”  Mark 16:15-18

If These Walls Have Ears… (They Would Speak!!)

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“For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out-of-the-way.” 2 Thessalonians 2:6-8

Prologue: We praised and worshipped as we walked around the house. After about twenty minutes, we stopped in front of the room as I knelt down and bowed my head; asking My God the Deliverer to give me wisdom and direction on how to proceed. He would empower and give the grace for the issue at hand. After about ten minutes in His presence, as my friend and her mother looked on (praying right outside the door). I walked in with a bottle of ‘annointed oil’… “So I went in and looked, and I saw portrayed all over the walls all kinds of crawling things and unclean animals and all the idols of Israel.” Ezekiel 8:9-11

Technically, there really is no vacuüm in nature. If there is, then nature abhors it. Even in the bible, we are warned about leaving an evacuated space vacant or as a vacuüm. I found out personally the effect certain activities which takes place in a particular space can have on that space.  If the activity is good, it has a good after effect. Like wise if the activity is bad…

I was once invited to a suburban mansion by a dear friend and her mother. It was an incredible honor coming from this well-to-do and private family. The fact that they trusted to have me in their specially kept secret of a haven. As the weekend commenced and we got ready to retire for the night, My friend said I could stay with her in her room or go to the elegantly prepared guest room. I told her I would stay in the guest room, so she could have her space to rest after a long hard week. Her mother ran off to inspect the guest room before I got there and exclaimed in disappointment that the maid had not done it quite the way she wanted. My friend and I went along to see what she meant; from our point of view, we thought the room was perfect and needed no more adjustments. But Lauren’s (not her real name) mother was an impeccable hostess and would have it no way less than her standard. In her disappointment and unnecessary embarrassment, she insisted I spend the weekend in her room (master’s bedroom).

My hostess’ room was like a page out of an upscale interior design magazine. It was as classy as it was spick and span. And I was genuinely touched by her love and desire to honor. So after a long hot shower, there I lay in the mass of feather-filled luxury as cozy as a princess floating away in the clouds. I contentedly drifted off… I must have slept for about an hour and a half, when it happened. Now I don’t claim to see or hear things from the spirit world (thank God!!!). If you hear and see that on a regular basis, then you do need serious deliverance. It is not right, natural or of God. Needless to say, every now and then God may reveal or show something to His servants as need be. Well back to my reverie before I detoured. So as I slept, I felt somethings climb over my body and run across the bed. I was stunned to say the least and shocked stiff to bewilderment. I could not move at all. I began to hear what sounded like the pleading cries of LITTLE CHILDREN AND INFANTS!!! As the cries went on, I felt little feet pattering all over me, from one side of the bed to the other. I thought I would die and evaporate all at the same time. I was so flabbergasted that I could only managed some muffled and strained prayer up to JESUS my Saviour and Rescuer. Three hours later of muttered pleas to heaven, I was able to get a shut-eye of about two-hours before dawn broke.

“Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,” 2 Kings 20:1-3

I was stressed and visibly shaken and worse of all, I did not know how to tell my hostesses about what transpired without embarrassing or startling them. So as we sat to eat the sumptuous and lovingly prepared and spread breakfast, I mulled over my next action and prayed to God for grace and direction. Having gotten the green light from the Lord, I went ahead to regale my hostesses on what transpired the night before. As I spoke,  my friend’s mother began to shake in uncontrollable sobs… That room in particular: I later found out had been used by the previous occupants for unspeakable demonic acts, sacrifices and practices.

“Then he took his firstborn son, who was to succeed him as king, and offered him as a sacrifice on the city wall. The fury against Israel was great; …” 2 Kings 3:26-27

For quite sometime my hostess said she had not been able to sleep. Countless nights of torment and disturbance such as I had experienced also the previous night, but even at a larger scale. She just chucked it up to personal issues, problems and an unfortunate existence. No one else slept in her room since her husband had died, so no one else experienced that problem. She let me in because God had put a love and a trust for me in her heart and God had asked her specifically that weekend to see that I was blessed and very comfortable. She saw no greater honor than giving up her physical comfort. She did not expect that I would also share in her long-term burden. Well as a result of her obedience, God allowed me to experience her distress and indeed deliverance would come to her and her abode that weekend. 

What is the point of this story? Check the bedding in your room, what do you think? No, actually on a more serious note; I think that evicting these churches from using the empty school buildings during the weekend for a small fee is baseless. It in no way represents the Seperation of Church and State, which was mainly instituted and derived from the First Amendment and intended to protect the Church and the people’s religious right from being governed or controlled by the government (“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” ). Interfering with physical location or physical existence might be: ‘impeding the free exercise of religion‘. The Church’s use of those building is not law making and might actually be God’s final way of protecting and preserving our children from going completely haywire. The reverberation of the Word, the Worship and Wholesome communication might be doing those school buildings some needed good and soothing the effect of inviting and ushering in evil. With the removal of prayer and anything that might even set some moral boundaries and adherence in those buildings every Sunday; I wonder what could be the replacement that would help to keep complete decadence at bay during the week.

“Night and day they were a wall around us the whole time we were herding our sheep near them.” 1 Samuel 25:15-17

In a society where every one is on some kind of prescription or another (exempting of course those that genuinely need it). I have friends in the Pharmaceutical industry who say everyone is popping pills (except me of course). They are popping it to sleep, they pop it to stay awake and they have to pop it to think and act right (not lose it as they put it in their own words). Why not? People are naturally distressed, as the Church takes a defensive nap and the devil mounts up his equipment unhindered in and out of the church as he awaits show time. ‘Principalities and Powers’ saturate the air as no prayer of the righteous is forcefully hindering or pushing them back.

On the seventh day the priest shall return to inspect the house. If the mold has spread on the walls,  he is to order that the contaminated stones be torn out and thrown into an unclean place outside the town.  He must have all the inside walls of the house scraped and the material that is scraped off dumped into an unclean place outside the town.  Then they are to take other stones to replace these and take new clay and plaster the house.” Leviticus 14:39-42 

So go ahead dear Mayor and evict every thing holy or anything or person that alludes itself to Christ. Surely in all of seventy years, you must have observed that there is more to this life than billions of dollars and the good life (not lambasting ‘La vida buena’ at all, had my fair share and still do). There is this fact that no matter what we choose to do with GOD Almighty, it does not take away His sovereignty or minimise His power. The Bible still remains the infallible word of God and what it says will take place at the appointed time. Prayer happens to be a mode of communication to the one Who owns it all including your life. And the gathering of the Church He has ordered for the sake of fellowship and the visitation of His presence.

“The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale.” Proverbs 18:10-12

“This sin will become for you like a high wall, cracked and bulging, that collapses suddenly, in an instant.” Isaiah 30:12-14

Epilogue: Lauren’s mother has slept like a baby, ever since then (my visit). She is ever so grateful, that she humbled herself and obeyed the Lord. That goes to show that we never know from whence out deliverance might come. It just might be drapped in a designer suit, a sack cloth or no cloth at all. One thing we do know for sure is that obedience is the key that unlocks it.

“This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Babylon’s thick wall will be leveled and her high gates set on fire; the peoples exhaust themselves for nothing, the nations’ labor is only fuel for the flames.” Jeremiah 51:57-59

“‘I the LORD have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign LORD.’” Ezekiel 24:13-15

In The Land Of The Living… (Jesus Christ Is King!!!)

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“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” John 12:31-33

All Jesus Christ ever asked us to do was to allow His light to shine through our lives and in the ‘glow’ of that obedience, He would draw men unto him. Knowing the frailty and weakness of our frame, He provided the adequate grace needed for the place He had called us to be and what He had called us to do. As we walk in relationship and obedience to Him; our lives would be the light and salt that leads the lost back to Him and glorify His name on earth. God in His mercy, love and kindness promised to make a way when we humbly came to Him in repentance. To an honest and a diligently seeking heart, God is ever ready to honor, reward and refresh.

“The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” Isaiah 58:10-12

Before Samson (the Book of Judges) was born, the Angel of the LORD was sent to his mother (she was barren) and subsequently his father with the good news of his coming, and specific instructions for his upkeep. Due to the call of God on his life and the purpose Samson had to fulfill, he was to live with the Nazarite Vow and its specifics. Unfortunately, no sooner had Samson came of age, than he went about his own fleshly business.  Most treacherous of all, he married strange and idolatrous women of which God had strictly warned about. Needless to say that acted as a catalyst for his highway to destruction (but for the mercy of God). The dangers of unequal yoking are more detrimental than we care to consider. Unequal does not just mean saved and un-saved; it just means God is not in it and it was not a divine union. Should that not suffice an explanation for anyone who claims to love God?

“His father and mother replied, “Isn’t there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised Philistines to get a wife?” But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me. She’s the right one for me.” Judges 14:2-4

“Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I’m disgusted with living because of these Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of this land, from Hittite women like these, my life will not be worth living.” Genesis 27:46

“King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh’s daughter—Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. 2 They were from nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, “You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.” Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love… As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God… The LORD became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. Although he had forbidden Solomon to follow other gods, Solomon did not keep the LORD’s command.” 1 King 11:1-25

There is no way around it, God’s standard of holiness cannot be attained by humans. We need the ‘corporate grace’ that He provides for us to live in constant obedience and holiness. And also the ‘specific grace’ embedded in our calls, gifts and destiny that should ultimately bring glory to His name. However, if we rebuff God’s provisions we end up bereft and a ‘siting duck’ for the encroachment of darkness and destruction.

God was the one who designed Samson and gave him to His parents. God gave him his strength and might and every other thing that made him Samson. When he strayed from God, he paid the price (make no mistake about that). He lost his peace and joy and was constantly at war with himself and his enemies. The man had no respite in the ‘land of sin‘. Eventually, his enemies got a hold of him. They put out his eyes (vision and hope) and cut of the source of his strength (special gift). Then they put him on display and mocked incessantly. I believe they especially looked forward to ridiculing Samson because they had found out he was not just an Israelite, but a ‘Nazarite’ consecrated to God Himself. That calls for turning up the heat of mockery. But one day (BLESS GOD for ‘one days’), he arose like the prodigal son and said…

“And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger. I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” Luke 15: 15-20

Then in one split second of repentance, God brought an eternity of redemption and infused His child one more time with (though now for a short while) the original gift. But this time a creative and wise God would take a different route, to show the ‘powers and principalities’ of darkness that He was still the Almighty God and was still in control. So God answered Samson’s final plea, and the bible says; (not this writer said) that he killed many more when he died than when he lived. Let me translate that to modern language; he brought even more glory when he died than when he lived. The end justified the means. The end of a matter is better than the beginning. All is well that ends well… need I say more?

“Then Samson prayed to the LORD, “Sovereign LORD, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.” Judges 16:27-29

“Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived.” Judges 16:29-31

Let me bring this home and get personal. A few years ago; I was under a life long burden and culmination of hatred, jealousy, envy and ultimately abuse that had gone on for most of my life. These were presumptive and assumptive strangers, some of which were grafted into my family and some I met along the way. If they were not intimidated, then they were one thing or the other. In the long run, I was harassed and hit very hard. So I went to the Lord and told Him that it appeared that what He gave as a blessing had become a curse and a burden. Some people had refused to allow me to even breathe or serve my God, and I was constantly in sorrow and distress. God was not amused with the state I had worked myself into. I was made for His delight, if I was not functioning right, then He was not delighted. So He had to set things straight with me once and for all. Here is what the Mighty One of Israel told me and I have since then been incredibly not only delivered, but strengthened, refreshed, encouraged, equipped and further enhanced :). God said: “I have given you the grace to endure and eventually OVERCOME. I am God and I know that if I had given your persecutors the magnitude of what I gave you, they would not be serving me… So let them claw and rail at you, it will come to nothing. I give gifts and create as I see fit, because I know every heart and I know how it will end.”

Two days ago, a friend, a sister, a fellow sojourner was laid to eternal rest. A few hours after she was found dead, the tabloids blew up with all her wrongs, ills and weakness. In a matter of hours, thirty years was eclipsed by pockets of struggles. And it went on and on as if she invented debauchery. But God spoke clearly to me, because He is faithful to His own. The world and some Christians promised that this would not go down well in history and I got some flack for being so blind. On Saturday February 18, 2012. One beautiful girl with a powerful angelic voice WHO LOVED JESUS took the whole world to Church in a non-glamorous and crime ridden city. Atheist, Catholics, Muslims, Occultists, Satanists and Church-playing professing Christians alike were confronted with worship, the word and truth in its simplicity. The glory she brought to her Heavenly Father in her death was greater than in her life. And someone is tied up in angst. Hmmm…

There are two types of people who the enemy will use to attempt to taint and distort the work that the Lord is doing in these last days. There are those that have played church so long that they have actually seen the approval of their sins in the Bible. They have made peace with living a lie and making up their own righteousness as they go along. They will see the move of God as an opportunity keep playing their games and pleasing the flesh. So instead of being an example to the world they continue with the world to play. Then there will be those who have been in the church for ‘300’ yrs and have been plastered in the same section and seat for just as long. They have not impacted, influenced or moved anyone to seek God by their conduct of what they profess all these years. They will balk at anyone else coming home or seeking God who do not look like them, sound like them or have been more privileged than them. To both I would advice, be very careful. The consequences of being a ‘stumbling block’ or ‘rock-of-offence’ are eternal.

The victorious one is the one that had beauty, talent, charisma and was thrust out into the lion’s den that is the world and they still were able to love the Lord. Most people with a combination like that would invent sin by the minute. And then they would not only deny God, they will claim to be a god. This one did not exalt satan or start a self-glorifying movement. They did not invite demons into themselves as alter-egos and give them names. They did not attribute their performance to satanic worship, they just loved Jesus and He knew it. And in the end He honored them. Yes there was struggle and stumble just like ‘YOU’ are going through right now. 

As for the rest that still do not know or have not heard I will do within my area of influence what I am called and supposed to do. I would venture to ask that you do in your area of influence what you are called and supposed to do. With such devotion and dilligence, we would have reached the ends of the earth with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ! Do not feel that any human is too little or too much for God the Creator. He made them all, gave them life and He is in absolute control. In the end every life whether saved or not, billionaire or beggar, known or obscure, beautiful or not so beautiful will/must acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord and He is God.

“For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” Romans 14:10-12

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;” Philippians 2:9-11

God Bless You Specially!!!

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Hell Hath No Fury… (Heaven Hath all the POWER!)

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“Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.” Psalm 105:14-16

“Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Messiah.” Luke 4:40-42

Ahh, envisage the very trendy life of living in the (arguably) greatest city in the world. A melting pot of thrills, frills and ills. Is it what the TV shows translate; the shopping spree, the exercise of gingerly hailing a ‘yellow cab’ with nine designer shopping bags hanging on your arm. And then having to fight for it as six other people show up for the same cab. Or trudging down Madison Avenue with shoes so high-heeled that your spinal cord creaks in agony. Could it be yapping loudly on your (yet to be released 6G) smart phone as you sip on your $7 coffee. Well here is what it could be in the real world; especially when you are on HIS MAJESTY’s ‘not so’ secret service.

What might consist of a burdensome day for you? The coffee machine broke down, the car won’t start or you broke a finger nail while pulling up the zipper in that (two sizes smaller!) skirt? What is it that ticks you of on any given day, and makes you say : ‘that is enough!!’ Better still have you ever heard God say that on your behalf? ‘… that is enough’. Have you ever had hell come after you, and without you having to lift a finger, hell received a ‘burn notice’ for bothering you? Well, here is to a week of victory and the exaltation of the name that is above every other name… The name of Jesus Christ the LORD of all.

“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,”
Philippians 2:8-10

“far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.” Ephesians 1:20-22

There was an extra amount of activity from hell aimed at me last week. I no longer wonder why any more (major deliverance!), I just keep it moving, as long as I can still move. I don’t have time to waste, there is a lot vested in my hand to do and besides I enjoy frustrating hell! These three incidents happened in the past seven days, not necessarily in this order but I saved the best for last. Be blessed and encouraged, we serve a MIGHTY GOD!

Incident # 1: I walk into a public place to pick up an order the other day. There was no one on-line as I approached, so I quickly proceeded to the kiosk. Suddenly from my left comes this deranged huge black man spewing profanity and insults for me to get out of his way. Not a strand of hair was raised or moved in me. I completely ignored him as I finished what I came to do and spent an extra couple of minutes for pause effect. When I did not respond, he walked over to the corner of the hall fuming and muttering in utter frustration and defeat. As I got ready to go, I had to walk by where he was standing. Some things he had said while he was ranting, made me know that he had seen me before or had been watching me (whatever…). That was probably his way of being noticed, I on the other hand never noticed or saw him before, obviously for a good reason. I do not respond to negativity, because I fear no one and will not be intimidated or manipulated. So as I walked by him I said in plain good clean English: ‘you better not repeat that nonsense again, should you be so graced to ever set eyes on me in another place, at another time.’ Very simple words, no? No sooner had I finished my simple normal voiced statement, than a tormenting cry pierced the room as the guy ran down the hallway screaming  “Help!, help!, she wants to kill me. She is trying to kill me someone stop her. Later the security guard would come over and ask me .”..what did you do to him that had him so scared and torment filled as he ran out of here?” Hmmm…

Incident # 2: As I sat in the subway train car approaching my stop the other day, a skinny white grey-haired homeless man was walking about with a coffee cup asking for coins. He badly reeked of alcohol, filth and what have you. When he got to where I was sitting, he  dropped the cup and sat down opposite me and started speaking in such profanity laden language. He kept saying ‘I am the devil, I am the devil’, as he cussed at me. Eventually, I got up and left the train at my stop not before… Two days later, I was on the same train and much to my chagrin, horror and disgust the same guy walked in from the other car, as if he had been looking for me. When I heard him from the other end of the train car, I put the hood of my coat up and over my head so he would not see or recognize me. He walks through a crowded train car, sits opposite of me and pulls out a brand new bible and says as looking at me:, ” I now got myself a bible.” before he was tackled by a couple of guys for bothering and harassing me.

Incident #3: I was walking down a very busy street between  Fifth and Sixth Avenues, when a guy bumped into me. As I turned to see who and why, I saw a hispanic man looking me over with such disrespect and mischief. I asked him why he had touched me and demanded an apology… he said he would do no such thing. And if I persisted, he would curse me because according to his own words he was a Santeria witch’ I was itching to tell him that the word was ‘wizard’ for a male, but there was more at stake that moment. He proceeded to tell me that he drank people’s blood and pulled out a bunch of yellow beads hanging around his neck to prove his claim to ‘Santeria’. That was when I said you know what devil… make my day! I turned to him and I could feel fire coursing through my bones, as I heard myself saying: ‘ your curse has returned to you with increase, because you cannot curse whom the Most High God has blessed’. More over; “greater is He that is in me than he that is in you. Today I will introduce you to a power greater than what you have dealt with previously. Now in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth …” I began to pray in tongues as I lifted up my hands to heaven. He backed off and began to quickly walk away. I followed him as my pace quickened, all the while praying aggressively at this point. People were turning and looking but I did not care, the kingdom of darkness needed a notice from me that day, ‘enough’ was the operative word. The professing male witch began to run away from me, but my feet though I was walking briskly behind, kept up with his prancing. As I continued praying in tongues and pleading the blood, he ran right through traffic in terror, as the cars and cab came to a screeching halt. I did not stall but followed suit the whole time engrossed in my prayer at this time. He kept running into and through traffic until finally I felt led to stop and look across the street at him. He was now about twenty feet away from me. He had his hands at both sides of his head, covering his ears and leaning against a wall on Fifth Avenue as he appeared to be writhing in pain…

“Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.” 1 Chronicles 16:21-23

Which part of ‘touch not my anointed’ did the devil not understand?

“Blessed are you, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will tread on their heights.”
Deuteronomy 33:28-29

Epilogue: Did not quite agree with the way things went down? Well wait till you come face to face with the devil yourself, then you can serve him tea with your best china. But as for me and my household, we will put him where he belongs by th grace of God. Also know that the devil only bothers you when you are a threat and a problem for his kingdom. He is not divided amongst his followers. They are relentless in ushering in darkness just as he (the devil) desires. The only kingdom divided now is that of God, simply because it is a ‘mixed multitude’.  So go ahead get mad, get furious, get enough and get the ‘hell agenda’ out of your life!

“If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand?…” Luke 11:17-19

LOVE

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“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
1 John 4:15-17

“My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,”
Colossians 2:1-3

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:15-17

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
John 15:12-14

“Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.”
Song of Solomon 8:5-7

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;”
Ephesians 5:24-26

“But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him:”
1 John 2:4-6

“Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.”
Colossians 3:18-20

Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun.”
Ecclesiastes 9:8-10

“Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”
Ephesians 5:32-33

“A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”
Ecclesiastes 3:7-9

“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.”
Mark 12:29-31

“And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.”
Mark 12:30-32

“In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,”
1 John 5:2-4

“Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.”
Song of Solomon 8:6-8

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Handle With Care And CHRIST (Made ‘In Heavenly Love’)

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 “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it.  Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”  Matthew 12:43-45.

We all know without a doubt, that most of the worlds greatest talents, were either grafted from the Church or had a brief stint in the House of God. This formula worked so well for a time and season that certain parents regardless of what they planned to do with Christ themselves, planned to use the House of God to get their children some fame, or a  leg up in the entertainment world. The only people who do not know the privilege of being in God’s vicinity, is the church itself. Even demon possessed people come into the house of God to find spouses.  And the likes of them eventually fall for them and their deceptions. God always protects those that sincerely and honestly abide in Him.

The other side and the problem with the Church stint celebrity, is that these people have to some extent or not, whether they were serious or not, tasted the goodness of the Lord. You cannot abide in His house hypocritically or otherwise and not somewhat benefit from the protection that His presence brings. If it rains on the just and the unjust, and God provides sustainment for every living thing. How much more would He do when they hang in a place that calls itself by His name.  However, we all know and the world tells us ‘you cannot eat your cake and have it at the same time’. That particular exposure, calls for responsibility and careful handling. You see the devil knowing that these people have somewhat an idea of what the truth is or have to some extent had truth work in their lives; gives them extra harrassing attention and hassle. Like the verse in the beginning of this blog, the attack is more than the average sinner encounters.

Every good and perfect gift comes from the Lord. That means that regardless of the god that anyone is serving, the gift they have, was given to them by the Lord God Almighty the Creator of everything. Therefore if it was given by the Lord, it was given for His use and His glory; and only Him can keep it from becoming detrimental and a curse.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:16-18

“For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” Romans 11:28-30

We were originally made to worship God in and with everything we have and do. When you buy an electronic item, it has the name of the manufacturer emblazoned on it. It also tells you where it was made or assembled. Further more, most come with a manual (instruction for the use and care of the equipment). When the item needs servicing, replacement parts or fixing, you can only send it to the original manufacturer if you hope to have a rewarding outcome that is. If you send it to the wrong place and person, they might send it right back or destroy it while attempting to fix it. Only the original maker can venture to know the problem, fix it or replace it with a brand new one.

When human beings receive attention reserved only for God, by idolatory or immortal expectation. It creates a tear in the already existing vacuum that can only be filled by God.  Weight and pressure is put on an immortal to be and perform only what God can perform, sustain and maintain. Since there is an uncanny need and an innate nature in every living thing to appeal to a higher and more powerful being or structure, the rejection of the Manufacturer (God the Creator) widens the void. As the void widens, the gaping and hungry hole not only begs, but demands to be filled. Then man begins to create his own god, with objects, animals or other human beings. Unfortunately for the person set in such a pedestal, things would have to fall apart in a frail center.

God gave me a burden for Whitney Houston about six years ago. I had listened to her rendition of  ‘I go to the Rock’ and I heard something… I instantly knew that God had touched her life at some point. She indeed knew what she was singing about. Born to a gospel singer, she had without a doubt a considerable knowledge of God and His ways. Success and fame came knocking (and rightfully so), she had effortlessly and endued with charisma and style one of the greatest voices (if not the best) of our time. Whitney’s voice made room and opened doors for her. She did not have to strip on stage, gyrate vulgarly or mouth of sleaze. God gave her a voice and that was that. Then came fame and with little or no biblical and solid foundation, the rest is indeed history.

“A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.” Proverbs 18:15-17

I was happy when I heard of her comeback album. She sang a couple of her songs with conviction and an inbred knowledge of WHO she was singing to. I was happy, and thought: ‘go ahead sister come back to the one WHO has ‘always loved you and gave you all that you have and still has more to give’. I thought the time of my call to prayer was over, this sheep was on her way home. In my little world of obscure existence, I walk into a place and all hell breaks loose as the demon possessed begin to manifest and the flesh driven are besides themselves in intimidation. This is all before I even state my mission. I am reminded of my desperate need of Jesus every second, minute and hour. I HAVE TO MAINTAIN A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM TO MAKE IT THROUGH DAILY AND IN MY RIGHT MIND!!!

I believe that during her comeback, Whitney would have happily gone back to that little church in New Jersey to get some peace with her God. But it takes more than a head decision. It is a war that requires dedicated and diligent warriors on your side, a war that requires people who love you enough to tell you ‘the Truth that will set you free’. Unfortunately in Whitney’s world, even if you are not up to delivering on any day what is expected of you or you have exhausted your human limits. You are supposed to turn to ‘substance’ to bolster the emptiness of your desperate, lonely and tired heart. Even when you want out (especially at such a legendary status), you are reminded of the pyramid of people depending on your career and performance to sustain themselves and their habits too! A very sad world devoid of its true Manufacturer (who even ventured to lay down His life) JESUS.

In the end in a desperate need to connect to that knowing tug in her heart, the last time anyone would have heard her perform was an impromptu rendition of ‘Jesus loves me’. In her final album; her song ‘I look to you’ has these words in the first stanza :

“As I lay me down, heaven hear me now, I’m lost without a cause, after giving it my all. Winter storms have come, and darkened my sun, After all that I’ve been through, who on earth can I turn to? I look to YOU…”

I believe that was her last cry as she mistakenly and unwisely took one more ‘substance’ to stabilize, hide the pain and prepare for another night of fake and lascivious carousal with people who were just as desperate and addicted if not more than she was. Hers was just more obvious, because of her achievements. Just before yet another offer and scheduled great comeback ( not unlike Michael Jackson – yes he had a documented encounter with God!). God said: ‘that is enough!’ Come home, if I let them take you back in their ‘come backs’ one more time, it will be eternal doom.’

I go to the Rock of my salvation… when all around is sinking sand, on Christ the Solid Rock I stand…

“When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’  When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order.  Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first.”  Luke 11:24-26

“As the crowds increased, Jesus said, “This is a wicked

The Greatest Love of All

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generation. It asks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.  For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation.  The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the people of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom; and now something greater than Solomon is here.  The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and now something greater than Jonah is here.” Luke 11:29-32

Quintessential Quotes (For these last days)

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The post before this; ‘Half-Time and Hellish-Trip’, spoke about the invasion of the occult in America. Earlier this morning I got a revelation that it was well and active in the Church of Jesus Christ and they are slowly but surely manifesting. Please stay tuned for the next very revealing blog… 

QUOTES:

It is redundant to think that you can hurt or affect one who dwells and abides under the shadow of the Almighty with trivial showmanship and resources best used for the glory of God the provider. Only a reprobate mind-set for a huge fall, proceeds thus. “When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.” Psalm 27:1-3 

I think it is the ultimate form of pride to be a perpetual offender who does not fear God, but fervently demands forgiveness and condemns through that demand, the people they enjoy offending. Here is how I would go about it; first repent (HONESTLY!) before God. Then as much as lieth in me, try to make right what I did wrong. After which I humbly stay in an attitude of sincere prayer… leaving the outcome to an awesome God. Accusing the offended of not forgiving, reeks of foolish pride and cold-heartedness! – CHIDIWE

Actually, I can be very effective in the kingdom of God with a hand full of stones. Every time I hurl a stone at the ‘works of darkness’, God Himself gives me a smile and a nod.- CHIDIWE

It is quite irritating when people use scriptures for condoning wicked acts, thereby mis-interpreting the whole message. In John 8:10-11, after Christ exonerated the woman from being stoned. He tells her “… GO AND SIN NO MORE”. Basically our Lord was saying, I do not condemn you because I expect you will not sin again or live a life of sin.- CHIDIWE

“Who are you mocking? At whom do you sneer and stick out your tongue? Are you not a brood of rebels, the offspring of liars?” Isaiah 57:3-5

“But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” Revelation 21:7-9

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