1. There is nothing that threatens the security of a wife than the thought of another woman competing for the attention and affection of her husband. Nothing is more painful. Nothing is more disrespecting. Nothing is more insulting. Nothing is more belittling and degrading. 2. Marriage flourishes when the couple works together as a team; when both husband and wife decide that winning together is more important than keeping score. Good marriages don’t just happen. They are a product of hard work. 3. Your children are watching you and forming lasting opinions on love, commitment, and marriage based on what they see in you. Give them hope. Make them look forward to marriage. 4. Husbands: The reason why other women look attractive is because someone is taking good care of them. Grass is always green where it is watered. Instead of drooling over the green grass on the other side of the fence, work on yours and water it regularly. Any man can admire a beautiful woman, but it takes a true gentleman to make a woman admirable and beautiful. 5. When a husband puts his wife first above everyone and everything except God, it gives his wife the sense of security and honour that every wife hungers for. 6. A successful marriage doesn’t require a big house, a perfect spouse, a million dollars or an expensive car. You can have all the above and still have a miserable marriage. A successful marriage requires honesty, undying commitment and selfless love and Jesus at the center of it all. 7. Pray for your spouse every day; in the morning, in the afternoon and at evening. Don’t wait until there is a problem. Don’t wait until there is an affair. Don’t wait until something bad happens. Don’t wait until your spouse is tempted. Shield your spouse with prayer and cover your marriage with the fence of prayer. 8. The people you surround yourself with have a lot of influence on your marriage. Friends can build or break your marriage; choose them wisely. 9. One spouse cannot build a marriage alone when the other spouse is committed to destroying it. Marriage works when both husband and wife work together as a team to build their marriage. 10. Don’t take your spouse for granted. Don’t take advantage of your spouse’s meekness and goodness. Don’t mistake your spouse’s loyalty for desperation. Don’t misuse or abuse yours spouse’s trust. You may end up regretting after losing someone that meant so much to you. 11. Beware of marital advice from single people. Regardless of how sincere their advice may be, most of it is theoretical and not derived from real life experiences. If you really need Godly advice, seek it from God-fearing, impartial and prayerful mature couples whose resolve has been tested by time and shaped by trials. 12. Dear wife, Don’t underestimate the power of the tongue on your marriage. The tongue has the power to crush your marriage or build it up. Don’t let the Devil use your tongue to kill your spouse’s image, self-confidence and aspirations. Let God use your tongue to build up your marriage and bless and praise your spouse.
Genesis 34:31, “But they said, “Should he treat our sister like a harlot?” . We tend to term or tag a harlot or prostitute to a woman who usually has sex with different men for money. But the reality is that, being a prostitute is far more than being a street or hotel sex worker. From the light of the Word of God, in the sight of God, a woman can be a prostitute or harlot without being a regular sex worker or without having sex for money; a woman can be a confirmed Prostitute and still looks and behaves decent, and still be a serious or zealous Christian woman, she can even be a minister or a minister’s wife. It is a limited and inadequate insight and knowledge of people that see only women standing beside the road or hotel as prostitutes. There are different types of harlots or prostitutes, and they are of different levels, but before God, all are seen as harlots. Let’s see some other types of harlots apart from the regular sex workers: (1) HARLOT BY GARMENT Genesis 38:15, “When Judah saw her, he thought she was a harlot” You can be registered as a harlot in heaven simply by the way you dress. You don’t need to become an active sex worker, you don’t need to commit a single sexual immorality with a man before Heaven can recognize you as a prostitute; in fact you be a virgin but still a heavenly recognized harlot. How does that happens? It happens simply by what you wear and how you wear what you wear. If you wear low-cut dress or low necklines including ball gowns that exposes your cleavage, meaning, that shows the upper part, little trace of your breasts when you bend down, you are a harlot. You don’t need to be half naked before you become harlot by garment, but as long you wear any clothing that reveals your cleavage a little, you are a harlot. Also if you wear tight clothes that shows the anatomy of your body to the world as to show your shape, you are a harlot; if you wear transparent or perforated clothing that shows your inner-wears, you are a harlot; if you wear any dress which does not covers your arms or your kneels, you are a harlot. You can be a pastor, a minister, deaconess; you can speak in tongues of angels, you can sing like angels, whoever you are or claim to be does not matter, but to God, you are a decent harlot. If this is too hard for you to take, you can wait until you get to the gate of heaven, only that will be too late, and I will not advise you to wait that too late. There will be surprise on the rapture day and in heaven, when our identities are declared to us, and we may say, “Lord, I am not a harlot, and never be one” As a Christian woman, what will be your reason before God for wearing clothing that exposes your cleavage? How will you defend your motive of wearing tight, transparent, perforated and short dress?
Worldly musics and videos (TV) leads so many people into more and more ungodliness! They will make you and your household to trust in deceptions, lies, half-truths and delusions. Similarly, they do not in any way edify (build up) and improve you and your household spiritually and intellectually, instead, they pollute (damage), degrade and destroy you and your household! They hinder and slow down your spiritual growth! If your holy GOD does not delight in them, then why do you delight in them? You see, it is not all music and video (TV) and even video games that are helpful, profitable, healthful and beneficial. And it is not all that can bless you or make you matured in your thinking or make your mind very sound or build up your character and maintain (or improve) your spiritual life. Do not be enslaved by anything or be brought under the power and control of Satan and his demons. Know this, you are actually preparing a banquet table in your mind for demons to feast when you love, enjoy, sing, listen to and dance to worldly musics that encourages and promotes uncleanness, carnality, lusts, rebellion, evil, partying and sensuality. As a matter of truth, satanic (Illuminati) musics please demons, and they are offered to them and not to the GOD of holiness. Do not fellowship and be partners with demons. You can not drink the LORD’s Cup and the demons’ cup. You can not partake of the LORD’s Table and the demons’ table. Shall we therefore provoke Him to jealousy? Are we stronger than Him (1 Corinthians 10:20-22)? Then why are you challenging and disobeying His truth? Why are you believing the lies of demons for the truth of GOD? See! Unclean (worldly) musics and videos (TV) will make uncleanness and corruption to come out of somebody’s mouth, and they cause negativity, unstability, unhealthfulness, waywardness, hardheadedness, bloody-mindedness, hotheadedness and disagreeableness in people, especially the teenagers and youths! Keep your tongue and lips from evil and filthiness; put away all corrupting worldly musics and videos (TV) far from you (check Proverbs 4:24; Ephesians 4:29-30; 5:3-5; James 3:8-12; 1 Peter 3:10-12). Hear and understand! When a born-again, SPIRIT-filled Christian loves, enjoys, sings, listens to and dances to worldly musics daily and constantly, he is insulting and grieving (quenching) the SPIRIT of grace in him. Shall GOD not punish him for that? That person does not know that he has denied and trampled JESUS, the Son of GOD underfoot, and has treated Him and His Blood by which he was sanctified as an unholy (unclean; demonic) thing (check Hebrews 10:26-31; 1 Thessalonians 5:17-23). Yes! He is not glorifying and acknowledging CHRIST as holy in himself and before worldly people in that way (Luke 12:8-9; Matthew 5:13-16). Oh, you do not know that you are gradually draining eternal life out of yourself! You labour merely for fire and you weary yourself and spend your strength for nothing and vanity! Henceforth, take away from GOD the noise of your worldly songs, which are very stinking to Him; and they are terrible odours in His sight (Amos 5:23-24; 6:4; Isaiah 5:20-21; Ezekiel 36:16-21). Stop living a double life! Listen closely and diligently! You have to come and arrive at full, personal and accurate (revelational) knowledge of the truth, which agrees with godliness. There is a veil that lies over your mind and heart, and this veil hinders you to intelligently know and discern the godly truth! This means that Satan uses secular (worldly) musics and videos (TV) and even video games to put a veil in minds and hearts, thereby bewitching (capturing) them to not love, seek, obey, realise and understand the godly truth. No wonder, that so many Believers do not realise and understand (or agree with) the Word of GOD and spiritual things/truths (1 Corinthians 2:14). Although they know and always learn the Word of GOD, but they do not realise and understand what they know! They are not even wise in the knowledge of the Word of GOD. Since they began their new life in CHRIST with the HOLY SPIRIT, and now ending it in the flesh with worldly (seducing) evil spirits (Galatians 3:1-3). Now, you can clearly see that you have been cheating yourself; you would have gone far much more than this in your spiritual life and growth. Your complacency and self-satisfaction is really detaining (slowing down) and destroying you! Therefore, quickly turn to JESUS CHRIST in sincere and true repentance and with a humble (sorry) heart, so that the veil will be taken away. Tell Him to come and shine in your heart in His love and mercy. Tell Him now to give you the light (revelation) of the knowledge of His truth and glory, so that you will be changed to be just like Him. Allow Him to bind your mind to His mind and cleanse you with His precious Blood. Let Him be glorified and sanctified in your body, soul and spirit (Ezekiel 36:22-27). In conclusion, delight and live in the Bible and godly spiritual activities like never before! Keep your life free from the love and enjoyment of secular (worldly) musics, videos (TV) and video games. He who delights and lives in them hates his own soul (1 Peter 2:11-12). And if you continue to sing, dance to and cling to secular (worldly) musics in your phone, laptop, and house, anywhere! Then you are living in and clinging to hell, the realm of Death and destruction (Matthew 7:13-14; Deuteronomy 30:19-20). Please, choose and love only true Gospel (Christian) musics that praises (glorifies) and worships GOD your Creator, and directs or draws your attention to Heaven. Be clean and holy at all times, before it is too late for you…………… TO BE CONTINUED PLEASE SHARE. PLEASE SHARE.
YOU LOVE WORLDLY MUSICS? THEN YOU LOVE DEMONS! (PART 1) Worldly musics (and even videos) are one of the greatest instruments the devil uses against humans, especially the teenagers and youths. Satan uses these to capture hearts and minds, and people to his kingdom, which is hell fire! Demons and evil spirits love any word and song that damns (curse) and displeases (deglorify) GOD. See! Worldly musics are unclean, immoral, carnal, lustful, irresponsible, unprofitable (fruitless) and dead (lifeless) musics. This implies that worldly demons uses them to promote and produce uncleanness, immorality, carnality, lusts, irresponsibility, fruitlessness (uncreativeness) and death (stagnancy) in people and lives. Worldly music is an entranceway to do the works and practices of the flesh; that means that those who delight and live in it shall not inherit the Kingdom of GOD (check Galatians 5:19-21). You see, worldly music is not in accordance with the Will and Word of GOD (1 John 2:15-17). It is unscriptural; since it does not belong to and come from the GOD of holiness! So, my brother/sister in the LORD (you that is a born again child of GOD) — why do you love and enjoy and even dance to worldly songs? Why do you delight in singing them? What do you hear and see in them? Do you hear and see JESUS and Heaven in them? Why do you delight and live in satanic (Illuminati) music? Don’t you know that you are contaminating and harming yourself? Why do you have plenty of them on your phone and laptop, and in your house? You do not know that you have joined yourself to demons, and they will continue to bind (influence) and oppress (torment) you. Since you delight and live in their unclean songs and things, and you have taken part in their fruitless works and practices. It is shameful even to speak of or mention the things that you do (see, watch and listen to) in secret! Are you not a hypocrite in that way (Matthew 24:50-51; Mark 7:6-9)? Do you not know that friendship with the world means enmity (enemyship; hostility) with GOD (check James 4:4-8; Romans 8:6-9; 12:1-2)? You have mixed a drink that will poison you eventually! Now listen attentively! Worldly music puts a hindrance and barrier before you, and it will cause and incite you to sin (check James 1:13-15; Romans 6:21). It will surely injure (pollute) and destroy you! It will make you to become like a poisonous and bitter plant. And that type of plant deserves to be uprooted (or cut off) and be thrown into the fire and burn (John 15:6; Matthew 3:10-12). Yes! You know the fire that I am talking about; it is that eternal fire that is unquenchable in hell (check Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48). Oh, so you want to embrace JESUS and the world together? Can you serve two masters (JESUS and the world; Heaven and hell fire) at the same time (check Matthew 6:24; James 3:11-12)? Because it seems to me that you have both Gospel (Christian) songs and worldly (secular) songs on your phone and laptop, and in your house. Please, stick to one. You know the best! If hellish (worldly) songs are the best to you and your flesh with its lusts, passions and evil desires, then fine! For you can not fit in and make Heaven! You have to go to and inherit the place (kingdom) of hellish (worldly) songs! Repent now, before it is too late for you! Turn to JESUS CHRIST and call upon Him now, with a complete, sincere repentant (sorry) and humble heart! Tell Him to forgive you for your sins and worldliness! Quickly ask for His grace and mercy, for He is gracious and merciful! Tell Him to come into your heart, and take full control over it; and allow Him to change, mold and shape you to His likeness! Tell Him to cleanse you with precious Blood now! In conclusion, stay away from worldly music! Hate and despise it just like the way GOD hate and despise it! Hate evil and love good! Please, delete those worldly songs on your phone and laptop now! Do not play them again in your heart and mind, and house! Stop singing them! Stop dancing to them! It is not easy, right? Then I do not think it will be easy for you to make Heaven. For the LORD of Heaven is a jealous GOD (Deuteronomy 4:24; Nahum 1:2). Therefore, discipline and deny yourself (1 Corinthians 9:27). Keep praise and worship music playing all the time, both in your house and on your lips (Hebrews 12:28-29; 13:15-16). Do not delay or postpone your complete repentance, for your delay or postponement might be your loss and destruction! Be wise! TO BE CONTINUED………………. PLEASE SHARE. PLEASE SHARE.
YOU LOVE WORLDLY MUSICS? THEN YOU LOVE DEMONS! (PART 2) Worldly musics belong to and come from the devil. It is not all music that are good! No worldly music can please and glorify (praise) the GOD of holiness! Do not be ignorant of the strategies, designs, inventions, deceits, schemes and snares of the devil! Know this, the whole world is under the power and control of Satan, the evil and wicked one; he is the ruler (god) of this world (check 1 John 5:19; John 14:30; 2 Corinthians 4:4). The world is a place of great evil. The LORD JESUS clearly said in John 7:7 that, “THE WORKS OF THE WORLD ARE EVIL.” That is why every imagination and intention of many people is only evil continually (Genesis 6:5; Jeremiah 17:9-10). And they stubbornly follow their own evil heart. As a born-again, SPIRIT-filled Christian, you are to keep yourself unstained from the world and the flesh (James 1:26-27; Ephesians 5:26-27; 2 Peter 3:14). Many Believers do not take heed to the many warnings and proclamations of GOD, because they think that they are right with GOD, but they are not! They have been so deceived and deluded! Oh, your stubbornness and disobedience! GOD is only near in your mouth; but He is far from your heart and mind! The Bible says, “There’s a way of life that looks harmless enough; look again—it leads straight to hell” (Proverbs 14:12 MSG). Notwithstanding, there are different forms and styles of secular (worldly) music. Do you know why? Because human beings are different, they have taste for things differently; and they love differently! So, if they do not love and enjoy one, then they will surely love and enjoy the other ones (do not get caught in this trap of Satan)! There is R ‘n’ B (soul- destroying music), Heavy metal, Rock (emotional-disturbing music), Rock ‘n’ roll, Hip-hop (music of and to madness), Rap (spellbinding music), Disco, Pop, Reggae (mental-disturb ing music), Reggaeton, Jazz, Country and the like. Secular (worldly) musicians sing songs of violence, corruption, sex, evil, wickedness, rebellion, slander, hatred, pride, arrogance, boasting, self-praise, theft, murder, rape, suicide, party, clubbing, romance, lust of the flesh (desiring sensual/carnal pleasure), lust of the eyes (greedy desires), pride in possessions, luxury and money. Their lyrics are foolish and does not make any good sense; they are iniquities, deceptions, lies, oppressions and seductions (Psalms 36:1-4; 10:7; 140:3). They will never direct you to the LORD JESUS for help and solution. There is no truth in worldly musics (Psalms 5:9). All satanic (illuminati) songs and lyrics causes and incite people to wrongly or negatively think, and possess the evil ideas and thoughts of Satan and his demons! Listen! You think and become (or can be defiled by) what you say, hear, read, study, see and watch! In these days, the evil endowments and character of Satan fulfills itself in and through human beings through secular (worldly) musics and videos (TV). And anybody who becomes like Satan will therefore inherit his kingdom of hell fire; meaning that whoever keeps on sinning deliberately and knowingly will also join Satan and his demons in hell fire (check Matthew 25:41; 1 John 3:8; John 8:43-45). Furthermore, Satan tempts and cause people, both great and small to sin against GOD by primarily using secular (worldly) musics and videos (TV), thereby leading them straight to hell fire! You see, secular (worldly) musicians and actors channel and direct all their lusts, greeds, hatred, rage, wickedness, madness, foolishness, carnal affections, jealousy, sinful passions and worldly desires into their songs and videos (Romans 1:28-32). They use their songs and videos to plant harmful and poisonous thought form (pattern) and bad (wrong) mindsets/attitudes and impressions in humans that will destroy every truth they believe in. Worldly songs and videos (TV) send and put doubts, disbeliefs, disorders, immoralities, indecencies and fears (phobias) in their victims! Worldly demons uses them to steal, kill and destroy all that is good and beautiful in people (John 10:10). Hear this, satanic (illuminati) musics (and its beats) are so captivating and attractive (pleasing to the flesh). Because they carry (seducing) evil spirits and charms, which back them up! Do you know why? It is because the kingdoms of darkness wants to influence (control) and win over everyone (especially the teenagers and youths) on the Earth! You that is a Believer, have the kingdoms of darkness not influenced (controlled) and won over you? Repent now, before it is too late for you! Call upon JESUS CHRIST now, with a complete, sincere repentant (sorry) and humble heart! Surrender all! Quickly tell Him to forgive your offenses, and set you free in His love and mercy. Tell Him to wash your heart from evil. Tell Him to come and uproot everything in you that has not be planted by Him; and let Him flush them out with His precious Blood. Tell Him to plant a new incorruptible and living seed in you. Cry out to Him now for help and salvation! In conclusion, live a life of daily and constant praise and worship to GOD. Let your Bible become the daily and constant delight of your heart! Do not longer spend the rest of your life living by carnal (ungodly) appetites and desires, but only live for the Will of GOD (1 Peter 4:1-5). Do not be carnally minded, rather, be spiritually minded (check Romans 8:5-11). Stop yielding and giving attention to (seducing) evil spirits and their deceptions, lies, half-truths and delusions! They seriously hate you, and they will put you in complete captivity and bondage, if you are not very careful and cautious! You will surely be lead astray into eternal death and destruction, if you take great pleasure in their unclean songs, videos (TV) and things………… TO BE CONTINUED. PLEASE SHARE. PLEASE SHARE.
1. Matthew Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, Killed by a sword wound. 2. Mark Died in Alexandria, Egypt , after being dragged by Horses through the streets until he was dead. 3. Luke Was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous Preaching to the lost. 4. John Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge Basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution In Rome. However, he was miraculously delivered From death. John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison Island of Patmos. He wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos . The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve As Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey . He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully 5. Peter He was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross. According to church tradition it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die In the same way that Jesus Christ had died. 6. James The leader of the church in Jerusalem , was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his enemies beat James to death with a fuller’s club. * This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation. 7. James the Son of Zebedee, was a fisherman by trade when Jesus Called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was beheaded at Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the officer Walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and Knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian. 8. Bartholomew Also known as Nathaniel Was a missionary to Asia. He witnessed for our Lord in present day Turkey. Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip. 9. Andrew Was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras, Greece. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words: ‘I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.’ He continued to preach to his tormentors For two days until he expired. 10. Thomas Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the Sub-continent. 11. Jude Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. 12. Matthias The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded. 13. Paul Was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundational Doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament. Perhaps this is a reminder to us that our sufferings here are indeed minor compared to the intense persecution and cold cruelty faced by the apostles and disciples during their times For the sake of the Faith. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: But he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Pass on to encourage other Christians Why Do we feel sleepy in Prayer, But stay awake through a 3 hour movie? Why are we so bored when we look at the HOLY BOOK, But find it easy to read other books? Why is it so easy to ignore a msg about God, Yet we forward the nasty ones? Why are Prayers getting smaller, But bars and clubs are expanding Why is it so easy to worship a celebrity, But very difficult to engage with God? Think about it, are you going to forward this? Are you going to ignore it, cause you think you will get laughed at? Forward this to all your friends. 80% of you won’t forward this. God said: If you deny me in front of your friends, I will deny you on the day of judgment: When one door closes , God opens two : If God has opened doors for you.
THIS IS WHY THE APOSTLES BAPTISE ONLY IN THE NAME OF JESUS 1) In Matthew 28:19 JESUS CHRIST commanded His disciples to baptise in the NAME (singular) of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 2) When the HOLY SPIRIT baptised them (Acts 2:1-4), He revealed the TRUTH to them (John 16:12-13) that the “NAME” to be baptised in, as commanded in Matthew 28:19 was JESUS. 3) So ALL their Baptisms were DONE in the NAME of JESUS (Acts 2:38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:5, Romans 6:3 and Galatians 3:27). 4) And the FACT that JESUS CHRIST is the NAME of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit IS FOUND in COLOSSIANS 2:9 “For in CHRIST JESUS DWELLS ALL THE FULNESS OF THE GODHEAD (Father, Son and Holy) BODILY” So the Apostles WERE 100% RIGHT in BAPTISING ONLY in the NAME of JESUS. JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESUS You can SHARE, if you feel led by the Holy Spirit to do so.
WHY WERE THE PATRIACHS SO DETERMINED AND DIE- HARDS ?? Reading the bible , sometimes it looks like those men of old were made differently from us. But No ! They were ordinary men like us. What did they see in their walk with God that we can’t see today? Why has the truth been so dimmed in our modern day.? Was it for nothing that Shadrach, Mesach and Abedenego saw that made them walked boldly into fire ? Why were they so determined to die for the truth? Daniel 3 16- 18 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But even if He doesn’t be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.” Wow, These men were so determined and fearless What did Daniel see that made him refuse to compromise his faith but choose to face hungry lions with such boldness? Why did Paul say in Acts 20:24 that “I count my life worth nothing, if only I may finish the race ……” In Phil 3: 10 He said I want to be a partaker of the Lord’s sufferings! He was ready for anything !! He was a die-hard Looking into the death of the disciples, all of them embraced death with with a willing heart why? What will cause a man to be a die hard for Jesus ? Acts 5:41. The apostles left the high council rejoicing that God had counted them worthy to suffer disgrace for the name of Jesus. They were rejoicing in their pains but we complain when we are pesecuted. We don’t see it as a great oppotunity. What I saw in common with these faithful men is that they all had a relationship with Jesus, they walked with him, tasted Him and knew who He was. They were totally dead to the world. Looking at paul’s sayings he was totally dead for Jesus !!. There men had strong vision and kept their zeal till the end. They focused at the end -point. The rwards ahead. They valued the grace and the opportunity given them to become sons of God. Why shouldn’t we ? Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” Brethren there are true riches beyond this life, there are uncomparable glories and beauties beyond this life. If we don’t see them through the eyes of faith , we will settle for the trash of this life and loose the real treasures. Hebrews 11:10 says Abraham looked forward to a city, whose achitect and Founder was the Maker of the Universe ! Wow ! what a vision ! If we also have this vision, we will live in this life without becoming attched to it. What will cause one to stand strong for the Lord in hard times is their personal revelation about God, not one what some one has told you. You can’t survive on another’s revelation, you need to taste God yourself, you need to have a personal encounter with Jesus that will take tour taste and desire away from this life. Friends, this is why we need to get to closer to Jesus and know Him for real. In our Modern life not many people will be willing to suffer for their faith let alone dying for the truth. 10 Christians were arrested by Boko Haram 8 denied being Christians 2 stood firm and refused to deny Jesus. The 8 who denied were killed and the 2 were set free. Brethren. the fact is Satan will not give you you any special treatment even if you deny your Jesus. He will still torture you anyway. What is the point saying yes to the devil?? Friends let’s be encouraged by the faith of apostles and strive to the end. For there are greater rewards on the other side. keep your vision and your passion aive. Proverbs 29:18 “For where there is no vision, the people perish, but blessed are those who keep the law”
A certain man died and went to heaven. He was granted a chance to go round God’s premises and below was his observations as the angel Gabriel took him around. They entered the first departmen…
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THE MOST CELEBRATED COUPLE IN NOLLYWOOD… The Nollywood superstars, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva have been married for 30 enviable years and their marriage is still waxing strong. They are seen as the pride of Nollywood and powerful role models to the younger generation seeking stardom in the movie industry. Joke Silva met the handsome famous star in United Kingdom and Olu Jacobs had no doubt she was the one the moment he set his eyes on her. They courted for 4 years and in 1985 both of them became man and wife. The marriage is not without its challenges especially the cruel intrusion of the media as it happens in all celebrity marriages. They’ve had heated arguements, series of conflicts, experienced the sorrow of child loss when death snatched their daughter, dealt with their differences and stood by each other when it looked like they would never make it. Olu Jacobs said they are each other’s best friends and they communicate daily. He calls her at least three times in a day whenever they are both at their different stations and always keep in touch. He sees his wife as generous, caring and God-fearing. Joke Silva attributed the success of their marriage to God and His grace. Olu Jacobs firmly agrees with her and truly it takes grace to go this far when celebrity marriages all over the world are crashing within the twinkle of an eye. I celebrate with the Nollywood power couple. I pray we have more role models like this in the industry who will be good examples to the younger generation who look up to them on daily basis. Ride on Olu and Joke, may you experience many more years of bliss together. God is with you…