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It’s a beautiful day. Hope you enjoyed your weekend? I sure did! I wanna share this very brief verse with everyone and you happened to be among them. Please it will really make a big sense, if you slowly follow me down to this passage.
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.”
Whoever! Whether he is a Muslim, a terrorist, a traditionalist, a prostitute, an armed robber, a murderer, a liar, a cheat and still counting! Whoever hears the words of Jesus, and believe in what he hears and in God… He has passed from death to life!
Hearing God’s word is not enough, it should be believed! Knowledge is. Sealed with belief! Whatever you don’t believe is not yet knowledge. What proves you know it is when you make mastery of what you belief. Knowledge is power only when it is applied! You can’t apply what you don’t believe. So it does not just end in reading and hearing, it must be believed for it to have effect on you!
What does that mean? The knowledge of God’s word has the ability to cross you from death to life. It has the ability to tun your business around, it has the ability to change situations and transfer you from the dying state to a living state. What God requires from you is believe! Why is believing more important than Good works? You see, in the Old Testament, good-works is required for you to be saved but no one was able to faithfully do it! But in the new testament, believing is the only thing needed! How? Why? Jesus said to the Samaritan woman “you worship what you do not know…” John 4:22 Until you believe in him and his word, you cannot know him, until you know him, you cannot function in him.
Do you wanna pass from death to life? Just believe in the word of God and also believe in the God of the word!
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11 Kinds of men you might need to think twice before you marry
Growing up as a young girl brings about dreams of how perfect your wedding will be. But the more you grow, you realize that no man is perfect and so you begin to find the one you can endure his attitude. There are some guys you should think twice before settling down with.
Here are 11:
Finally locked down the guy every girl’s been chasing? Well, I got news for you. Just because he finally decided to knuckle down and commit, doesn’t mean he’s committed. If he used to be a commitment-phobe, he may still be and you’ll always wonder how invested in the relationship he really is.
A lot of women are attracted to the bad boy. There’s just something mysterious and romantic about him. But a lot of times the rebel in society is a rebel in marriage. And pretty soon you’ll find him rebelling against you, too.
Narcissus was an ancient Greek mythological figure who was so beautiful that he fell in love with himself — but because he couldn’t leave his own reflection in the water, he eventually drowned. A person who is a narcissist is so convinced of their own greatness that they don’t see their weaknesses. Marrying a narcissist is a very one sided relationship. They’re always trying to vaunt their own greatness — often at the expense of others.
The control freak
Everybody likes to have things their own way. Unfortunately, because men are socialized to express hostility and anger when they don’t get what they want, a man who is a control freak can often become intimidating and even abusive (physically or mentally).
It’s a good thing to marry a person for his brains. But be careful because you might end up marrying a know-it-all. And you’ll always feel like you’re wrong — even if it’s just an opinion.
The mama’s boy
You’ve heard that how a man treats his mother is how he’ll treat you. So you look for a guy who is close to his mom and spends a lot of time with her. But be careful, if he’s too close you’ll find yourself married to his mother, too. So you better get used to hearing, “My mom doesn’t do it that way.” And you better get used to his mother being your marriage counselor, too.
The pretty boy
Get used to spending your weekends at the mall looking for new clothes instead of going to soccer practice. But at least you’ll have a great looking house and car (even if you can’t afford it).
As mentioned before, everybody likes to have their own way. So when you find a guy who lets you do whatever
you want and doesn’t complain about it, you want to grab him up. But after a while you’ll find yourself making all the decisions. And then you’ll find yourself complaining because he doesn’t pull his own weight.
The manly man
This guy talks about sports, beer and hunting all the time. Sure, he’s rugged but you better be prepared to change all the diapers and do all the housework. And forget about him getting you something nice for Valentine’s Day because real men don’t do that mushy stuff.
The fitness freak
Who doesn’t want a guy with chiseled abs and nice arms? But despite all his good (physical) traits you may soon find that the gym is taking up an exorbitant amount of time in your family’s life. And you’ll find yourself using phrases like “did you beat your PR today, honey?” But more importantly, a man who lets the gym run his life has let the servant become the master and you’ll soon find that he has other priorities out of whack, too.
The Godless man
Do you want to spend your life with a man who comes back every night staggering under the influence of alcohol? Do you want to spend you life with a man who will come back with lipsticks all over his cheeks and shirts? Do you want a man who doesn’t give a damn about God? I guess no woman in her right senses will want such a man. Right from friendship, you should know if a man is godly or not. That man that is after your skirt and is not ready to wait for marriage is not godly, he may marry you but how sure are you that he is not after other skirts?
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The misconception continues…
BIBLE & iPAD
Someone once asked me when I went to minister in a program “Sir, where is your Bible?”. I showed him my 10.1 inches Pad.
“But Sir” he said “This is not Bible, this is iPad, you need to carry Bible or are you shy of the gospel” I did not reply him, I was marvelled because the person saying this is a Pastor, I expected him to know more.
Now this is my point, before the advent of printing press, the scritpures was orginally written on a scroll! The 10 commandments was written on a stone! Not on a Book called “Holy Book”. No Book is Holy, it is the words inscribed in it that is holy. If the Book where bible was printed on becomes Holy Book, then my iPad is “Holy iPad” because God’s word is inside it. Thank God we call it “Holy Bible” and not “Holy Book”. The Bible in your iPad is as powerful as the one in the paper you are carrying, the Bible in your little phone is as powerful as the one in that large book in the altar of your church. Some sleep with Bible hoping its gonna save them from demonic attack! Forget the nollywood tricks where bible can vomit fire… If the word is not in you, it is useless to you! In my iPad, I have 7 translations of the Bible, I have all my notes and prepared messages there, I have my greek dictionary and english dictionary there, I have even an advantage of the internet where I can make Bible history research! Wow!!!! I also have my Ancient and Modern as an Anglican! Isn’t that better than carrying all the books and discomforting myself simply because I wanna show everyone that I am a Bible fan? When you don’t bear good fruit, even your bible will not make you look good! Carrying bible around in our hands is not the identity of Christians! The rule is this: let the word be written in your hearts (let it be in your thoughts) and in your fingers (be familiar with it)-Proverbs 7:3
The delivery method has changed but the words have not changed. Moses preached from a stone, Jesus and the Apostles preached from scrolls, when the printing press was invented in the Roman Empire by Johannes Gutenberg, around 1440 preaching continued from printed books. The advent of technology makes it more easier, with the invention of iPads and Tablets, the message is still been preached from them! The method of delivery has changed from stone to scroll, from scroll to papers and gradually from Papers to Tablets and iPads… But what is being delivered is the same message! Just like emails and text message is begining to replace letter writting, technology is begining to replace various paper books. I am a student of a university where our textbooks are mostly e-books which must be accessed with iPad and other technologies, where our quiz is done with a computer or iPad, where our exam is also computer based. Yet we are learning the same thing others are learning with even more advantage! The same applies to Bible. So in my school, a student can actually use an iPad to download all his textbooks for the entire levels without necessarily carrying loads of books! It doesn’t make him not to remain a student! The same applies to Christians.
No matter how large your bible is, it doesn’t prove your Christianity. It was not carrying of Bible that brought about the name “Christians”. In Act 11:26, it was the results that caused people to call them Christians (Christ-like) and not carrying of Bible. I am not discouraging people from carrying Bible but we must not quickly assume that it carrying the Bible that makes a Christian! No! It is having the word in you, meditating on it day and night and revealing it to others with power that will really make people say “yes, he is a Christian”. All my life as a student in the university, I have never carried a Bible to school! But my course mates often call me a Christian and some even call me “Pastor” or “Man of God”, that is because of the results they see in my life not because of the book called Bible. The Apostles was not known by carrying scrolls around, they were known by carrying power and extra ordinary anointing which was fueled by the word of God inside them!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
George O.N is the current president of The YAC Ministry (Diocese on the Niger), he is a model, a teacher, a writer, a poet, a singer, a leader, a Pastor and still counting. He is committed to reaching out to young youths and he is a young man full of passion for the kingdom of God. George O.N is the founder of GraceLife International, Prayer Mandate Network, Alive Foundations and The Crusaders Outreach Mission.
Ministers are always not in good terms with other ministers especially those who thinks they are more mature than others. When they hear you preach or read your posts, they will never commend you or encourage you, they will pretend they never saw it. They are only looking out for mistakes you’ll make. When they see you on the road, they puff their head up and walk away. They are usually jealous and envious of you, it is pride and they don’t know they have it. You will only know they exist on your friends list when you post or preach something they don’t agree with, with that slightest opportunity to tell you that they are more mature, they will rebuke you publicly. You can also know they exist when you only talk good about them and their ministry. With the level of hatred and jealousy among Pastors, preachers and ministers of the gospel, there is no mutual respect for the office of each other, there is even unhealthy competition among followers of these people. In this kind of scenario, the words of Jesus is so true “A kingdom divided among itself will not stand”. I seize to be identified as such.