Consider the Ostrich: Job 39 and God’s Commentary on His Creation – Part I

The book of Job, which is an exploration of the problem of human suffering, contains some of the most descriptive language about the natural world in all of Scriptures.  Job 39 in particular sees G…

Source: Consider the Ostrich: Job 39 and God’s Commentary on His Creation – Part I



If as a Christian you are still arguing for a little alcohol, you need help
In the Old Testament kings and priests were not to take alcohol; others could do.
For those who were allowed to take alcohol in the Old Testament they were not to take it excessively. That was in the Old Testament. However, even in the Old
Testament, priests and kings were not to take alcohol (Prov. 31:4).
In the New Testament, Jesus made all Christians ‘kings and priests’ (Rev. 1:6). So,
the way kings and priests were not to take alcohol in the Old Testament, the same
way it applies in the New Testament. The difference is that in the Old Testament
not everyone was a priest or king, but in the New Testament, Christ has made us kings and priests. So, it is no longer about taking a little alcohol, it is all about not
taking any alcohol.
The argument by people is that it is not written literary in the Bible that drinking
alcohol is not acceptable. These people follow the letter (logos) of the word but the
letter killeth (2 Cor. 3:6). Between the letters lie deep and eternal truths. Don’t read
the Bible from the surface; be opened to truths which the Spirit reveals. It may not support what you always knew or strongly held to, but it will help you live pleasing
to God.


The secret place of the Most High is a place of retreat in His presence. It is a place
of being alone with God. It is not a place of commonness, rather it is a place of
secrecy as not every body is able to access and dwell in such a place with Him. The
secret place of the Most High God is a place of serious and intense seeking of the
Almighty; It is not for those who are laid back and cannot wait upon Him; rather it is a place of contending for the faith which was once delivered unto us saints ( Jude
3 ).
Psalm 91:1 KJV
[1] He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the
shadow of the Almighty.
If we want God’s cover and protection, we must learn to access God and dwell in His secret place. For the avoidance of doubt, therefore, we will be looking at a few
areas that constitute dwelling in His secret place and the benefits that accrue
Dwelling in His secret place may mean any of the following:
1. The place of Prayer: Prayer is one thing that a Christian who wants to have
divine cover from evil cannot do without. It is commonly said to be the master key through which all doors of impossibilities are unlocked. I have personally seen
prayer turn around situations. The scriptures are also replete with such examples.
A case in point is that of Peter who was held in prison by Herod waiting to be
executed after Easter. As the church fervently prayed, he was released divinely.
( Acts 12: 1-16 )
The bible says in the book of James; James 5:16 KJV
[16] Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be
healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
2. The place of meditation on God’s word and obedience: A Christian who does not
habitually digest God’s word is akin to a prayer less Christian ( Jos 1:8 ). The result
therefore is that there will be no power in his life and ministry. 3. The place of righteousness: This is a state of having a sanctified heart, seeking
the things which are above and not the things beneath. In this state, God stands
for you as a result of your submission to Him. The bible says that the kingdom of
God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost
( Romans 14:17 ).
4. The Name of the Lord: This is a very powerful way of dwelling in His presence. The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runneth into it and is safe.
( Prov. 18:10 ). Nothing can ever harm you if you hibernate under the name of the
Lord. That name is too powerful. David used that name to defeat Goliath. What
about you?
Though the name of the Lord is very powerful, scripture says that He has magnified
his word above all his name. ( Psalm 138:2 ). 5. The place of praise: Praise as they say is Good’s food. He draws from our praise
of Him and nourishes himself.
Psalm 22:3 KJV
[3] But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
In 2 Chron. 20, King Jehoshaphat overcame the confederation of the three kings
who came to battle against him through the instrumentality of praise. May the Lord help us to always dwell in His secret place.
These are just a few of the ways you can dwell in the secret place of the most


Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated
as much as they wanted…
John 6:11
Nothing depreciates in the face of appreciation.
Favour and additions answer to praise (Acts 2:47) Appreciation always yield multiplication –John.6:11.
A grateful heart is the guarantee for a fruitful life.
Never you ask, “What is this?” if you don’t want it to remain as it is.
”What is this?” was the question the children of Israel asked that led to their not
having change of menu.
Murmuring leads to stagnation and emptiness. At the root of appreciation is contentment.
Contentment destroys murmuring.
Lifting God up is what lifts you up from lack and want. John.12:32.
Failure to appreciate God is a robber of destiny.
Truly, appreciation of God leads to appreciation of destiny.


What Is Discipleship?
The misdemeanour and recalcitrant behaviour of the siblings and children of God’s
servants all over the nations today is a major source of concern to every serious
minded christian, and to us in particular.
The devil has not spared in ridiculing the ministry among the unbelieving world because of the negative testimonies and scandals oozing out of the homes of
several of our reputed and local gospel ministers. Many pastors have been forced
to stop preaching and resigned from the ministry in shame because of their
Recall that Eli the priest was not particularly faulted for his personal sins, but the
lives of Hophni and Phinehas his children contradicted the very words he preached from the pulpit. As such, that man of God was disgracefully laid aside.
Samuel that mighty prophet of honour and integrity judged Israel over 50 years
during which he turned back their hearts from apostasy to the ways of the living
God. Just when he would have retired in peace to bear an eternal reward for that
accomplishment- the elders of the land rose up to challenge the wisdom of
following God after all “give us a king like other nations “ they said, “for your children are not like you”.


Please i want to know how a christian sister is suppose to dress. Thank You sir
Accepted Answer
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go
not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto
you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you
into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that
shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” John 16:7-8, 13 “For as many
as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” Romans 8:14 If you want
to truly please God in every area of your life style, then get to know how to walk in
the Spirit and not in the flesh. Do not seek for rules and regulations or laws of “Do” and “Don’t”, which you may not even obey though you may be told the truth. Have
you not ever seen true Godly women around you? Don’t you see how they dress?
Even if you have not and you yourself you are a true Christian sister, then seek to
hear God for yourself and learn to obey Him when He lays a thing in your heart to
do. If you have establish a real relationship with the Holy Spirit and you are search
the scripture, then you can never be in the dark as to what is the standard of God for His daughter over any issue, even dressing. The next time you pick up what to
wear, even if you are to wear it around your compound, answer to yourself why you
want to wear what you are about to wear. Is it for yourself, for someone, or for
God? I expect that if you are a child of God, then you should know that you are not
living for yourself, nor for some human being, but for God and His pleasure. Dress
not to please men, not even yourself, but God. The mind of God is not hidden to those who are sincere in their heart to truly please Him. If you are one of such
people, God will never leave you in the dark as to your dressing that will please
Him. God bless you.


As I was reading through a publication of one of the great men of God of our time
Pastor W.F. Kumuyi , the Holy Spirit ministered to me to share the message with
This message therefore, is an excerpt from Pastor Kumuyi’s teaching which I am
fully persuaded will bring revival to your life. Imagine the thrill of hearing the shout of the Lord Jesus Christ, the voice of the
archangel and the trumpet of God. Imagine being caught up to the sky and
meeting the glorious Christ with His open arms ready to hold you for all eternity.
The Rapture! Yes, the Rapture, the ultimate hope of every Christian. The Rapture
is the catching away from the earth of all living saints and those who died in the
Lord. The Scriptures record it will happen. “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye” (1 Corinthians 15:52).
Though all true Christians eagerly await this event, nobody knows the exact day or
time it will happen. (Matt. 24:36). Indeed the rapture is inevitable. It will occur
suddenly and unexpectedly! Numerous signs and events worldwide indicate that
the event is imminent and it’s what the church is waiting for. In fact, it is closer than
you expect. As a Christian, you need to be conscious of and be ready for it. Guard against any thing that will make you miss that moment; for it will be suicidal if you
don’t make the rapture. You may be doomed forever.
One thing that can prevent you from partaking in the rapture, if you don’t deal with
it right now is unforgiving spirit. The seeds of unforgiving spirit are planted when
you are wronged or hurt in some way. It could be a physical, emotional or verbal
hurt. It could be a hurt you experienced in childhood or adulthood. It really makes no difference. The thing is, you harbour in the deep recess of your heart, a canker,
a hurt, a feeling of resentment, a dislike, or even hatred because of the unpleasant
experiences you have had with past and present associations.
Whatever offence or sin others have committed against you in the past or present;
God’s command is that you forgive them. Jesus says in Matt 6:15, ” If ye forgive not
men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. ” It is so easy for you to receive God’s forgiveness, but if you don’t forgive those who offend you,
God won’t forgive even the hurt, resentment, anger, and hate you harbour against
them in your heart. Unforgiving spirit will thwart your spiritual growth, prevent you
from rising to your full potential and drag you to the depths of hell. But when you
are released from it’s hold, you will soar to celestial heights; you will be raptured
with the saints. So don’t harbour ill feelings against anybody in your heart. When you’re hurt
choose to forgive. Pray for grace to let go of offences, no matter how severe they
are, how deeply you have been hurt, and how they have impacted your life.
Choosing to release your offender from his indebtedness is to be like the Lord
Jesus Christ who forgave all your sins and offences against Him. (Psalm 32:5;
Colossians 3:13). Besides forgiving others, you should also clear your own offences. It has been said
that hurt people hurt people. Recognise when you hurt others, and be ready to
seek forgiveness from them. Restore whatever you have ill-gotten from them and
apologise for the pain, hurt, injustice, and disappointment you’ve caused them as
well as the betrayal of their trust. Finally, maintain a consistent holy and righteous
walk with God, for ” Every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure” say the scriptures (1 John 3:3 ). This is the way to be rapture-ready.