Who I Am In Christ

I am accepted… I am God’s child. John 1:12 As a disciple, I am a friend of Jesus Christ. John 15:15 I have been justified. Romans 5:1 I am united with the Lord, and I am one with Him in spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:17 I have been bought with a price and I belong to God. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 I am a member of Christ’s body. 1 Corinthians 12:27 I have been chosen by God and adopted as His child. Ephesians 1:3-8
I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins. Colossians 1:13-14
I am complete in Christ. Colossians 2:9-10 I have direct access to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ. Hebrews 4:14-16 I am secure… I am free from condemnation. Romans 8:1-2 I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances. Romans 8:28 I am free from any condemnation brought against me and I cannot be separated from the love of God. Romans 8:31-39 I have been established, anointed and sealed by God. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 I am hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-4 I am confident that God will complete the good work He started in me. Philippians 1:6 I am a citizen of heaven. Philippians 3:20 I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me. 1 John 5:18 I am significant… I am a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a channel of His life. John 15:5 I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit. John 15:16 I am God’s temple. 1 Corinthians 3:16 I am a minister of reconciliation for God. 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 I am seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realm. Ephesians 2:6 I am God’s workmanship. Ephesians 2:10 I may approach God with freedom and confidence. Ephesians 3:12 I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13. ….May I encourage you to read the bible daily. God bless you in your ministry !!!

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SILENCE

There are people who talk too much, they end up exposing their plans, future, etc. to their enemies without knowing some friends are wolves in a sheep clothing. You don’t always have to get yourself involved in some conversations; you will end up selling yourself without knowing. One thing you must know is, not everyone is interested in your plans, progress or success. Keep that information to yourself. You have to speak to be heard, but sometimes you have to be silent to be appreciated.
There is Confidence in silence. Insecurities are loud. You don’t have to be like a parrot in life, be an eagle. A parrot talks way too much but can’t fly high but an eagle is silent and has the power to touch the sky. Move in silence so when they see you they will wonder when, where and how you’re making it. You have to remember your blessing isn’t for everybody. In Proverbs 12:23, the bible says “The wise don’t make a show of their knowledge, but fools broadcast their foolishness” Wise people have a quiet confidence. Unstable people (fools) feel the need to prove themselves, but wise people don’t have to prove anything. They know they are capable, so they can get on with their work. Beware of showing off. If you are modest, people may not notice you at first, but they will respect you later. Sometimes you just have to be silent and let others talk. You can learn a lot about a person by just paying attention and listening. You don’t always have to defend yourself with words. Your silence gives people a clue that you have better thoughts in mind.
Always remember talk is cheap, but silence is golden. Shalom

HOW TO BE AN ENCOURAGERS

One of the great tragedies of our time is that there are so few kind people around. There are plenty of mean-spirited, hateful people, but there are very few who just take the time to be kind as a lifestyle. Yet, I believe that this is how every child of God ought to be, Eph. 4:32; Eph. 4:2; 1 Cor. 16:14 ! Let’s be honest, many people are opinionated, self-centered, rude and sometimes, just plain mean in our dealings with others. This ought not to be, especially among saved people! I believe that the Lord would have us to practice a ministry of encouragement as we pass through this world. we are introduced to a man named Joses. He is better known by the name Barnabas. When this man appeared on the scene in the early days of the church, he stepped out of obscurity doing good, and when he stepped off the stage a few years later; he exited doing good as well. In fact, the Bible’s record of this man’s life and ministry reveals him as a man who had a heart to do good to all those with whom he came into contact. Today, I would like to take a quick look at the life of Barnabas, and share with you why he earned the name “ Son of Consolation .” By the way, this name is very special. The word for “ consolation ” comes from the same word that is translated “ Comforter”, and which refers to the Holy Ghost, John 14:26 . It refers to one who comes alongside of another to offer help and encouragement. Apparently, Barnabas had earned the reputation among the Disciples of Christ, as one who was a helper and encourager of others.. For these few minutes that we have together, let’s take some time to examine the life of Barnabas and see why he was called “ the Son of Consolation. ” As we do, I want us to examine ourselves and see whether or not we too might be classified as encouragers this evening. I would like to preach for a few minutes on the thought: How To Be An Encourager. YOU MUST LEARN TO REACH OUT 1. Acts 9:26-27 Encourage The Desperate. The glorious conversion of Saul of Tarsus. After Saul was converted, he tried to unite himself with the other disciples who were in Jerusalem, but out of fear and prejudice about his past, they were afraid to allow him into their group. However, Barnabas came to Saul’s side and stood up for Him and told the others about this man’s amazing conversion. He stood up for one who desperately needed a friend. There is still a need for this kind of ministry today! We need to make the effort and take the time to reach out to those around us who seem to be lonely or who have been rejected by others. This is especially true at church. We should do our best to make everyone who comes to this place feel as if they belong here and are accepted just as they are. Every person who darkens these doors should feel like they have returned home after a long absence! We need to love them, welcome them and accept them into our services! Does this describe your life and practice? We ought to find ourselves actively engaged in this kind of activity. Look around you! There are plenty of lonely, outcast people. Find them and be a friend to someone who needs a friend. That is what Jesus did! It is what He expects of us. YOU MUST LEARN TO REACH UP Every encouragers have an upward ministry. His work doesn’t merely reach out to those around him, but it also reaches up as he carries out the work God has given him to do in this life. Encourager Further the Work Of God, encourager uses his spiritual gifts and love for the Lord and the Lord’s people to see that the work of the Lord is carried out in this world. Acts 4:36-37 He Promotes The Work Of God, The first impression we are given of Barnabas is that he is a man who gave of himself freely. He gave of his goods to see that the church and its work went on. He used the things at his disposal to enhance the work of the Lord. This describes how we ought to be as well. We ought to all strive to give of our time, and our talents so that the church can prosper and that the burden of ministry doesn’t rest upon the shoulders of one or two. When we give of ourselves and our time as we should, others are then encouraged to do the same. Beware that you are never guilty of badmouthing the church or the people of God. Just as sure as you do this in front of a lost person, you stand a good chance of condemning their soul to Hell! You might as well be the one who puts them there. If all they hear from you is how bad things are down at the House of God, then why should they want to go and be part of that mess? On the other hand, when we tell the lost how great things are. When we tell them that we have been meeting with the Lord, they will be curious and they will come to see what is going on at church. Determine in your heart that you will be an encourager, one who exalts the work of God.) exhibit joy in trials and thereby be an encourager to those around us! How about you? But, if I know my heart this morning, I know that I really want to be an encourager! Wouldn’t you like for your life to be remembered as that of an encourager? If so, then it will require that you learn to rethink the priorities of your life. God is going to have to come first. Others will have to come second and you will have to come last, if at all. Where is the benefit in that, you may ask? The benefit lies in the truth that when we make the changes necessary to become an encourager, God will be glorified, others will be edified and we will be rewarded when we arrive home in glory.

my childhood dreams

A few days ago, I was reflecting on my life. I was looking at my childhood years, the fantasies, dreams and ambitions I had and why I haven pursued most of them. I kept asking myself; What happened to all those childhood dreams and ambitions? There is no doubt that I have seen some of my childhood dreams come to pass. But I realised that I could have accomplished more if had been a bit bolder and hungrier. After sometime, i changed the question: Is too late to pursue those that are left and still dear to me? My dear, I don’t know you. But I know you had childhood dreams and ambitions just like me and my friends. And I want you to know is that it’s not too late to resurrect and pursue those that you were truly passionate about. As matte of fact, were they not the reasons why you couldn’t wait to grow into an adult? So why now? I mean, now you find yourself in the adult field and you have become less ambitious and timid. Those childhood ambitions and dreams are meant to release you into your greatness. Yeah, I agree, it’s not all childhood dreams and ambitions can be resurrected and pursued because things have changed drastically. Technology alone has change things so dramatically in our world today. But what about the drive, enthusiasm, hunger and passion you had for them. They are the most potent weapon you need to win the game of life on your own terms. My dear, it’s time you wake up. It’s time to bring back the kind of drive and enthusiasm you had for your childhood dreams and ambitions. Decide today to pursue that single ambition or dream that had always brought joy and happiness into your life when you where a kid. Here is the deal: to become the true winner you were created to be, you must be ready to tap into the drive and enthusiasm you had for your childhood dreams and ambitions. Your chosen for greatness! You are truly born to win. Stay Motivated! Stay Blessed

Dating

1. Dating has to be between two born again people only (2 Corinthians 6:14-17). 2. A believer may enter a relationship only IF they intend to get married. In other words, dating has to lead to marriage. But if the believer is not intend to marry, THEY MUST NOT DATE AT ALL. We don’t condone FORNICATION HERE. We don’t live like people of this world who date for a short time and then move to the next person. 3. A believer may only get to into a relationship if they know Gods plan for their life are complete and satisfied in Him while they are single. It is not wise for a believer who is not fulfilled in the Lord and does not yet know himself / herself in the Lord to get involved in dating. 4. A believer must first pray before getting involved when they feel its time to start dating and that God has release them. They must pray for God’s guidance and wisdom for the right person. The right person will fulfill God’s plan for both of your lives with. The bible does NOT show God designation a specific person you must marry (soulmate), but it show that you may enter marriage with one person you love as long you are born again (2 Corinthians 7:39-40) However, God knows the kind of person you marry so that you’ll fulfil His purpose successfully and sometimes He even chooses partners for us as a loving parent who wants the best for His children. Therefore it is wise for a believer to seek God before entering into a relationship, wait for God’s time and not to hurry. At the right time, God will free him/her to start dating. 5. A believer must not just enter a relationship because of boredom or loneliness, but must enter under God’s guidance and time 6. A believer must not just consider the outward appearance of a person of a person when start dating, but they must make sure that they date one who loves and is zealous for the Lord. 7. Sex before marriage is not allowed when dating or actions that could lead there. Sex before marriage is called fornication in the bible (1cor 6:9-12 ; 2cor 7:35-36) 8. Believers in a relationship must build their spiritual lives together; they must have proper foundation for their spiritual lives. This will help ground them in their love life. 9. A believer must be in a relationship with just one person at a time and remain faithful to that person. 10. Believers must let their spiritual leaders know when they get into a relationship.

PRAYING FOR A LIFE PARTNER

1. Deal with your character. Examine yourself to see if you are at right standing with God. 2. Deal with your motive for prayer. Why is it that l want to get married? The motive should not be self centred but should benefit the kingdom of God as well. You pray and do not receive because you pray amiss 3. Deal with any feminism attributes in your life. Accept your role as a wife and that we are different from man and have a role we have to play to complement them. 4. Deal with pride and be ready to submit. Humility and the ability to respect and to give a man his position is what most man look for in a woman 5. Pray that God moulds you to become, not only a woman who needs a man, but a woman a man needs 6. Stand in your place and minister in the house of God. Do the best you can. Ruth was located by Boaz whilst in the field working. So get into the field and work. You don’t do this to please anyone, but common sense tells us that a hardworking woman will always be attractive
7. Get rid of idols in your life. These could be a boyfriend whom you are not sure whether he is of God or not/ a guy you are targeting and think you may win him somehow. God shows himself faithful to those who are faithful to him 8. Claim your Adam. Marriage is God ordained, just as an Eve was created for Adam, you also have to find your way to your man, someone’s rib is missing without you 9. Pray that your man locates you. There is a danger that someone who was meant for you is lost and focusing on someone else. Claim for his attention in prayer. Pray that God opens doors for you to find each other. Remember your partner could be someone that you don’t even know and have never seen, but our God the owner of the universe is the best match maker 10. Assess the family which you come from and deal with every spiritual trend that you see hindering marriages in your family 11. Pray that God may open your eyes of the inner man and help you to make the right choice. Whilst God is preparing something great for you, the devil is also in the business of cooking up some trap for you to fall for good. The three thresholds of life are: birth, marriage and death. Since the devil failed you at birth, know that he is now looking for an opportunity to destroy you. 12. Marriage should not be endured but enjoyed, pray that God gives you someone who is going to bring joy and fulfilment to your life 13. Tell God about everything that you want in a person. You do not have because you do not ask. Many singles miss it when it comes to marriage issues because they are too shy to tell God what they want 14. Make an effort to be hygienic and presentable always. A dirty woman is less attractive, no matter how prayerful she is 15. Pray for patience. Be ready to wait until God brings the perfect person along your way. Do not make rush decisions, if you rush you crush and once you crush you lose 16. Pray that the Holy Spirit may help you to control yourself. Succumb not to the desires of the flesh, do not give room to the devil 17. Temptation will always come but pray for the grace to flee all youthful lusts and pleasures. Resist the devil and he will flee from you 18. Maintain your boundaries in your relations with people of the opposite sex. An “all guys’ lady” is annoying to most men 19. Be flexible in making your decision. Do not expect to find a ‘perfect’ guy, just as you yourself is not perfect, no man is perfect 20. Let the motherly attributes be seen in you. A sweet, charming and uncompromising lady is attractive to all 21. Beauty is fleeting and charm is deceitful, but a woman who fears that Lord is to be praised. It’s not all about looks, the fear of the Lord will attract your perfect match

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

What is a spiritual growth? It is the will of God for us to become like Him, to be Christlike, Its not only knowledge of the bible. We need the spirit of God to grow. PRINCIPLES OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH 1. Prayer 2. Bible study 3.Fellowshipping
4.Witnessing-Testifying is a bomb to overcome the devil. 5.Obedience- obedience is the key to rapid growth. The more you obey God the more you grow spiritually. Physical life needs food, The same applies to spiritual growth , you need all those principles for you to grow. 1Timothy 2:15 James 1:18-27 HOW DO WE SEE SOMEONE WHO’S GROWING? 1.Greater sensitive to sin 2cor 7:10-14 2.Craving to knw God more and more 3.He doesn’t entertain the things of this world Rom 12:1-2 4. His love grows eph 5:1-2 5. He’s quick to forgive. 6. Concern for others 7. He constantly go for the things of God. 8. Increasing desire to know the things of God.

“For he that is entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His. Let us therefore labour to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief” Hebrews 4:10-11. God as usually has sent a wake up Call to all and sundry to prevent the miss of rapture for upcoming of the great tribulation. The stage has been set for rapture, because every signs for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ has been fulfilled except this forthcoming wonderful event titled rapture. Brother and sister are you ready for rapture? Do you think that believers will go through the great tribulation as naives thought? If believers experience the great tribulation era, why are they God’s children? Therefore God is warning every man and woman, especially those of household of faith to labor, endeavor, focus, aim and contend for God’s rest. Why? Once you enter into God’s rest, kingdom, all your labor, works are ceased. You cannot fight, struggle, or toil any more. From God’s perspective, you cannot be a devout Christian without labor, fight, strive or battle against sins, Satan and agents which will not allow heavenly pilgrims to reach their final destination which is heaven. Do you see that there is no way any man or woman can be a successful and victorious Christian without labor, fight and warfare against principalities, powers, and demons? That’s why the Bible says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” Ephesians 6:12. These are the hierarchies of demons that each believer is contending against so as to enter God’s rest, “For he that is entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His.” The Bible admonishes, “Let us therefore labour to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” Jesus Christ forewarned also saying, “Strive to enter in at the strait gate : for many I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able” Luke 13:24. Men and brethren, heavenly race or pilgrimage is not bread and butter, but laboring, wrestling, contention and challenges. You cannot see any man or woman lying against God and Bible without your opposition and defense of the gospel and God; you cannot see the devil poisoning the hearts of believers, sheep, or the wolves devouring the sheep and sheepfold, the church, you remain silent, unconcerned or complacent; when subverts, reprobates, imposters are preaching heresies and doctrines of the devils, you ignore them so that you will appear good and acceptable before men? God forbid!. Are you like like Paul that says, “For it were better for me to die, than any man should make my glorying void” 1 Corinthians 9:15c. You must have to labor, strive and fight to enter into God’s rest, “lest there be in any of you the an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the Living God” to fables, devils and hell fire. Many have just decided to remain social or civil in their profession of Christianity, but they are in serious disobedience to God and His word. This person are afraid to offend anyone, however, the devils challenge them for battle by inspiring sinners, false prophets, and preachers to distort Bible; lie against God, use God’s name for exploitations and subversion of souls to hell and establishment of their religion, cults, synagogue, and others and their decline to fight. What a pity! God vividly announces, “Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief” hebrews 4:6. You must labor to enter God’s rest now that there is still opportunities, because, if the rapture occurs, it will be difficult for repentance. You must comport yourself and life according to God’s standards and principles, for only those that believe God and His word can enter His rest. Remember, only the few that strive, run and fight the battles according God’s will make it to heaven either by rapture or death. More so, recall that the Israelites were delivered and brought out of Egypt by God’s outstretched arms, yet not all them entered the Promised Land except Joshua and Caleb, because of unbelief and sins. Therefore, God is sounding a timely warning to believers for adequate preparation and self-examination to ensure that there is no evil heart of unbelief, despise of holiness and righteous life and living; and complete obedience to God’s word for admittance into God’s rest. What is your hope if you heaven, and fail to enter into God’s rest? Imagine, Paul said, “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection:lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway” !1 Corinthians 9:27. Have you brought your body under subjection and control of the Bible for rapture? The riches and pleasures of this world put together are worthless and vanity in comparison to God’s rest, therefore, strive to enter it at all necessary costs.

“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works” 11 Corinthians 11:14-15. We live in the perilous times in the history of humanity, especially in the dispensation of grace, Christianity and Bible. The horror and spread of iniquity, lawlessness, immorality, ungodliness, satanism, occultism, religion and other evil and wickedness abound and on the surge. The world and Christendom, have not seen evil, wickedness, sin and diabolic activities of the devil, demons and agents yet. What we see now is an iceberg of sin, immorality and godlessness. Therefore, God and His word, the Bible has incessantly warned every heavenly minded Christians or believers to be extremely cautious, alert and watchful because, Satan, apostate spirits and human agents have risen to deceive even the elect. So, we entreat you to heed to God’s word, the Bible and warning to avoid victimization. Once you are victimized, your language, profession, believe and other Biblical convictions are jeopardized without your awareness. There is nothing Satan cannot mimic or emulate or do to ensure that believers sin, backslide, hate one another, divide and cause disunity among the body of Christ. Many naive believers think that Satan is a toy, which is who he is, but sin, evil, and all forms of iniquity fortifies and empowers him to subtly deceive victims. Therefore, the Lord warns, “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works” Men and brethren, the devil is transformed into an angel of light to deceive, weaken, pollute, possess and control victims as though he is the Lord Jesus Christ. God starts from the outset to warn the world especially those that believe and call on His name. How many Christians heed the Lord’s warning? How many believers have time to read these warning written in black and white in the Bible and do them? Have not the devil possessed so many believers that are ignorant, incorrigible and heedless to the Lord’s warning? Why do Christians assume that they know more than Jesus Christ and Bible? If you are Christ’s own, christlike, Godlike, and groom of Christ, why is it so hard for you to obey and keep His commandments? You cannot be and are not a child of God, if you disobey God, and Bible; have it your ways, distort Bible to accomplish your selfishness. The Lord says, “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” What do think was the purpose of the devil’s transformation into an angel of light? The devil appears good, acceptable and presentable to deceive believers in the Lord and sinners; to hardened their hearts against the truth and send them to hell at last. The devil transformed himself as the Lord, and angel to be able to infiltrate into the body of Christ and cause division, disunity and accusation of the brethren. How many believers are aware of these warfare, subtility and diplomacy of the devil? Have not these transformed devils, Lucifer and old serpent given revelations, dreams, visions, prophecies, utterances, and power for signs and wonders to victims, followers and the subverted believers? Have not these Satan- oriented revelations cause discord, enmity and conflict in the body of Christ Jesus? Therefore, beware of these transformed Lucifer, demons, and human agents that are within and without the body of Christ Jesus and in the world. Given to their multiplied activities and efforts to destroy Christians, there is no limit to what they can do to ensure that you are deceived. Beware, be vigilant and watch unto prayer for your adversaries as lions walk about through dreams, visions revelations, churches, brethren, pastors, prophets, evangelists and others seek to devour, to take away your reward and crowns. More so, the Lord reiterated, “it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” Note, the devils will not plainly tell you that they are demons, but will disguise themselves as the ministers of righteousness for the spread of false doctrines, ideas, concepts, philosophies, revelations, dreams and visions, etc. We are seeing these transformed devils in actions, unfortunately, we refused to expose, refute their revelations, and warn others from falling into their shares. The transformed Satan and ministers crept into the churches, become apostles, men of God, prophets, miracle workers and pastors through enticing words. Why not pray to God for opening of eyes and understanding? Why so much dependence on revelations, dreams, and visions more than God’s word and jesus christ? Don’t you know that prophecies, revelations and visions cannot take anyone to heaven; make anyone holy, righteous or forgive sins? Why allow the transformed Satan and ministers to ruin your life, calling and ministry? Transformation of personality has been the age long practices of the devil; it was the disguised Lucifer into serpent that deceived Adam and Eve, and he has continued till now. Why not be wise and men understanding and knowledge?(! Corinthians 14:20). Men and brethren beware the transformed Satan, demons and human agents because their reasons for transformation is your soul. Once your soul is seared with satan’s hot iron, you are gone forever, but becomes religious zealots, blinded and dead in the inner man, spirit and conscience. Therefore the Lord warns, “Henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrines (revelations, dreams, vision, notions, ideas, concepts, religions, associations, philosophies, etc.), by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive” Ephesians 4:14. The Lord furthered, “Mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine, the word, and gospel, which ye have learned: and avoid them. For they that are such serve not the Lord, but the devil” Romans 16:17-18. You have heard it from the Lord so beware, mark them search for them and avoid them. You cannot afford to miss rapture or heaven by careless, sentiment, disobedience, or siding of any brother or sister. You are on your own in regard to heavenly race, therefore beware, and watch unto prayers.

“There shall not be found among you anyone that maketh his son or daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirit, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee” Deuteronomy 18:10-12. God from the outset has warned mankind, especially those that hear His word, voice and obey them to abstain from occultism and its practices. The warnings are to inform humans the existence of evil, wickedness and Satanism which aimed at destruction of lives and sending them to hellfire. Therefore, God specifically warned that no man or woman among His children and church should be involved in occultism and its practices. The practices of occultism started with humans departure from the true God to embrace Satan that deceived man’s ancestors in the Garden of Eden. Occultism was introduced to Adam and Eve, while in the garden of Eden by Satan and the deadly effects of occultism has never stopped till today. The impersonator, Satan, brought occultism to Man through deceptions, lies and subtility as he said to Eve, “Ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” Genesis 3:4-5. This where all forms of religions, beliefs, cult, theories, concepts, notions, philosophies, politics, conspiracy, and satanism started. These words of Satan has hidden or subliminal messages and information for exploration and that how occultism developed as well. Then, what is occultism? From Biblical definition of occultism, it is the study, exploration and practice of Satan’s venomous doctrines, beliefs, concepts, philosophies, religions, associations and others. Occultism is also study of secret or hidden knowledge, supernatural existence, enlightenment, power and use of these discoveries to evoke the potentials in humans; and to present man as gods with comic abilities and knowledge. Occultism compasses all form of beliefs and practices that are contrary to Bible and God; it challenges and questions the credibility of God’s existence; turns humans away and against God. Occultism is the beliefs and practices of interaction and relationship with Satan, demons, evil and fallen spirits with hideous, fiendish agendas. It is practice and belief in which the practitioner entered into blood and soul covenants with Satan and are supernaturally conferred powers, gifts, and talents to carry out the devils’ diabolical assignments. The occultist is possessed, controlled, visited and inspired by Satan to oppose anything called God, God’s word, and Bible and sacred things. These occultists manipulate, cause destruction and disease of unknown origins, wars, discriminations, racism, tribalism, ruin peoples’ lives, homes, business, career, family, future and anything that catches their interest. Occultism causes and introduces the serve of gods such as stones, idols, lucifer, spirits, universe, allah, humans, etc. God, therefore, warned His children through faith in Jesus Christ to flee occultism and practices because of the destructive effects. Imagine, God regretted for creating man for his complete departure from HIM to Satan. In fact, “God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that HE had made man in the earth, and grieved HIM at HIS heart. Humans are sold to Satan through disobedience to God and His commandments; so the devil turned humans into evil, wickedness, and monster as himself. The occultists or children of Satan’s thoughts are continually evil on how to raid, destroy, kill, lynched, rape, torture, dehumanize, etc. How can God be pleased in seeing humans created in HIS image in torments, afflictions, and bondage of abhorred Satan? So, God starts early to warn against any involvement in occultism, satanic religion, belief and practices to deter believers’ participation knowing or ignorantly. Although occultism and its practices has permeated the society and the world these days, the end-time, Christians should be knowledgeable of the devastation and curses associated with occultism and avoid reject them. OCCULTISM EXAMPLES Occultism as its name goes means evil, mystery, supernatural and secret, many have dabbled into it to explore occultism, but end up with satanic captivity, possession, control and oppression. Avoid occultism and its practices in other to serve and fear God in sincerity, spirit and truth. Imagine, God in HIs infinite love and mercy mentioned the various names of occultism so that when Christian hears of them, will avoid them completely. The occultism examples are:
divination, observer of times, (meteorology, horoscope,astrology, etc.), enchantment, witchcraft (witch, wizard), magic, palmistry, charmer, clairvoyance, necromancy, mentalism, psychic, soothsaying, fortune-telling, sorcery, prognostication, ouija board, pendulum, voodoo, black art, alchemy, spell, incantation, prophecy, halloween, illuminati, lodge, freemason, ogboni, Amorc, spiritism, bohemian, skull and bone, hell fire association, satanism, religion of the world, etc. God without mincing word warned, “For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee”Deuteronomy 18:12. If you are doer or participant in occultism, you are cursed, and an abomination in the sight of God. Unfortunately, so people are involved in occultism in one way or the other and have brought untold suffering and anguish to their lives, families and lineage. We pray that you will obey God and repent from occultism and its practices. Whosoever that involves with occultism cannot make it in rapture, life and Christian race unless there is confession, repentance through Jesus Christ. Examine yourself for any involvement in occultism.