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PRAYING PAST THE ANSWER 4

HOW TO GET YOUR PRAYER ANSWERED 4 

GROW IN GRACE

GROW IN GRACE

From Sam-Best Ewruje, an able minister of the New Testament, not of man, nor by man, not of blood, nor the will of the flesh, nor the will of man, but by the will of God through the Grace and Mercy of Christ given unto me. Abundance of Grace and Gift of righteousness which is by Grace be unto you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please be patient to read. It will set you free.

We were dealing with praying past the answer. We said that God has a plan for us. At the appointed time some things will manifest according as God has purposed and in line with His plan and purpose. We used examples of our children that when they are of certain stage they don’t bombard us but we do all it takes ensure to enter school, go to university etc

We have given examples of Daniel and Elijah. Both prayed past the answer. Both were Old Testament saints. Now let us look at one example in the New Testament. This example is what made me title this series “PRAYING PAST THE ANSWER”.  Let us see what happened to Peter in Acts 12. Now we cannot put God in a box of formulae of how to and 10 steps or 14 ways. God can do and say what He wants by His sovereignty. Power belongs to God and His Christ.

Now Herod killed James. He then took Peter and put him in jail hoping to kill him after Easter. This is where we must be careful of putting God in box. Some will say just praise God and your prayers will be answered. What we do are not means to an end rather they are part of our relating to God. When Paul and Silas were in prison they sang and prayed. Peter was delivered to 4 quaternions of soldiers. These were Roman soldiers by the way. These were rugged muscular and brutal soldiers who know how to torment and beat. However Peter was sleeping in the midst of the high security jail in chains and between 2 soldiers. One thing was going for Peter.

The church got wiser, they went into the mode of prayer for Peter, so Peter did not have to pray then. He went to sleep. May be he had given up that as Herod killed James he will also kill him. It pleased the people that he killed James anyway. He may have thought there was no escaping with 4 quaternions guarding and 2 directly side by side with him chained to him. However the Church was praying passionately. God came and did His work by His angel. Peter was in a state of stupor because he was not even aware of what was happening. He may have been stripped of his garment. The chains broke, soldiers were paralysed, doors were opened of their own accord, he dressed himself in stupor and only came to himself when he got out into the open.

Now see how the saints of old prayed past the answer. Peter knocked, Rhoda went to answer. She heard Peter’s voice she could not believe herself, became overjoyed and she kept Peter locked outside, went and told the others. She did not even consider that soldiers may have been pursuing Peter. Went she told the others they did not believe. Peter kept knocking the saints kept on praying. Hear me. How can you be praying for something and not expect the answer such that when the answer came they could not even consider that God has answered their prayers. The simple answer is that it was their lifestyle. It was their custom just like Daniel in the Old Testament. The saw prayer as communication with the Father in heaven not as a means to an end. It was a normal thing for them.

Note something else. When they saw Peter they were astonished. They were shocked and amazed. They kept on praying even with the answer right before their face. They wanted to be doubly sure before they stopped praying. It was the same Peter, the answer to their prayers that had to tell them to shut up before they stopped praying. Peter narrated what the Lord has done. Guess what, Herod killed all the soldiers that were supposed to kill Peter.

Acts 12

1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.

And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.

And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)

And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.

10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.

11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.

14 And when she knew Peter’s voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.

15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.

19 And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.

This is the end of this series PRAYING PAST THE ANSWER. It is just to encourage us to keep praying whatever the weather. Even when you are in doubt or fear because of the harassment of the enemy keep praying because your mouth is your communication with God. Anything can happen to anyone but as long as you have your mouth keep talking to God. That is your ladder to heaven. The angels will carry your prayers and ascend and bring answer and descend to you.

Halleluya!! How can you neglect so great a salvation! If you are not saved, why don’t you receive what Jesus says?

Check this link to help you know Jesus and give your life to him

http://www.gracecovenantministries.org.uk/2010/10/08/salvation-a-simple-mystery/

Pls when it blesses you pass it on for others to subscribe. Freely we have received, freely give.

Comments, questions, love motivated corrections.

We will preach to the world free of charge but we welcome generous donations.

For Counselling and prayer, call the minister

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PRAYING PAST THE ANSWER PART 3

HOW DO YOU GET YOU PRAYERS ANSWERED 

GROW IN GRACE

GROW IN GRACE

From Sam-Best Ewruje, an able minister of the New Testament, not of man, nor by man, not of blood, nor the will of the flesh, nor the will of man, but by the will of God through the Grace and Mercy of Christ given unto me. Abundance of Grace and Gift of righteousness which is by Grace be unto you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please be patient to read. It will set you free.

We were dealing with praying past the answer. We said that God has a plan for us. At the appointed time some things will manifest according as God has purposed and in line with His plan and purpose. We used examples of our children that when they are of certain stage they don’t bombard us but we do all it takes ensure to enter school, go to university etc

We gave example of Daniel. We said that Daniel prayed through because that was his lifestyle. He just continued to pray until God told him to stop. We concluded that it was God who told Daniel about all the warfare taking place in the spirit while he prayed.

Now we will look at Elijah. Elijah was a man of prayer. Sometimes when you pray people may not see what you see because it is in your heart. If someone is being wicked to you, he may be using the same mind to look at you because of what is in his heart against you meanwhile you are praying for you. Elijah did not get on that well with Ahab because of Jezebel. However, Elijah wanted good for him and the land which was at this time in drought. Elijah just did as God wants His children to do. Pray for the good of the community where you are. Elijah told Ahab that there will be ABUNDANT of rain. So as my pastor will say “Ahab went to play and Elijah went to pray” in an awkward position before the Lord.

Now note that Elijah was seeing abundant of rain yet everywhere was dry. Elijah sent his servant 7 times. Wow! 7 times and there was only just a “little cloud out of the sea like a man’s hand”. Some of us will give up at the first time the servant brought a contrary report. However Elijah continued to pray past the answer even when he has not got the full answer. Elijah was looking at the abundant rain rather than what the servant is seeing. Eventually there was abundant rain. Also Elijah had enough energy to outrun Ahab on a horse. Wow! Jesus said, men ought to pray and not to faint.

1 Kings 18

41 And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.

42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees,

43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.

44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down that the rain stop thee not.

45 And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.

46 And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

So stick with us as we explore PRAYING PAST THE ANSWER.

Halleluya!! How can you neglect so great a salvation! If you are not saved, why don’t you receive what Jesus says?

Check this link to help you know Jesus and give your life to him

http://www.gracecovenantministries.org.uk/2010/10/08/salvation-a-simple-mystery/

Pls when it blesses you pass it on for others to subscribe. Freely we have received, freely give.

Comments, questions, love motivated corrections.

We will preach to the world free of charge but we welcome generous donations.

For Counselling and prayer, call the minister

Sam-Best Ewruje – 07957708126. Invitations are welcome apart from Sundays except local around the North East of England

PRAYING PAST THE ANSWER PART 2

HOW DO YOU GET YOUR PRAYERS ANSWERED? 

GROW IN GRACE

GROW IN GRACE

From Sam-Best Ewruje, an able minister of the New Testament, not of man, nor by man, not of blood, nor the will of the flesh, nor the will of man, but by the will of God through the Grace and Mercy of Christ given unto me. Abundance of Grace and Gift of righteousness which is by Grace be unto you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please be patient to read. It will set you free.

We were dealing with praying past the answer. We said that God has a plan for us. At the appointed time some things will manifest according as God has purposed and in line with His plan and purpose. We used examples of our children that when they are of certain stage they don’t bombard us but we do all it takes ensure to enter school, go to university etc

So why do we preach these messages of delay whether Godly or ungodly. Well the Word says that God has made us able ministers of the New Testament. The reason is that people do not preach Christ but themselves, what they have done, what they can do, what they have earned and achieved etc rather than what Christ has done. So apart from the world’s rat race, they plunge us into another rate race I will call – Christian rat race – eg who has this or that. Who has thousand members etc. So everyone is competing and comparing but God says that is ungodly.

2 Corinthians 10:11-13

12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.

So how did we get here?

  1. 1.      People lift Scriptures out of context especially from the Old Testament without looking into the face of Christ who is our deliverer form the Law and the Old. We do not throw away the Old Testament but we read it and meditate for us to know the utter wretchedness of man striving to meet God’s criteria of righteousness and holiness which the Lord Jesus has paid the ultimate price for. If any man is in Christ he is a new creature. All things have become NEW!!
  2. 2.      Yardstick of tradition – For instance some fell everyone has to be married at 25 years of age and if anyone is 30 years and not married that person has passed their sell by date. So that person begins to search and see whether it is that old man at the village or imaginary foes that has caused it. That person becomes gullible and become a mince meat and prey for ‘merchandising ministers’.

2 Peter 2:2-4

And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

We will go into the word. As children of God, we relate or communicate to God by prayer which includes praise and worship. So as a child of God prayer is your life, custom and lifestyle.  That is how we relate to the Father in heaven. In the cause of that relationship, you chat, express your problems and talk to Him as His child. It is not a means to an end. Due to what I call ‘goody goody’ or ‘chocolate gospel’ mostly punctuated with ‘me, myself and I’, we hardly consider our neighbours or the man on the street in our prayers. So people come with all sorts of gospels of Godly and ungodly delays. So they tell you that because you are not married at age 30 you are less than human and adduce reasons why that may be so. It is either sin or the devil or some poor old lady in your town. We even prioritise and glorify sin, the devil and witches and wizard more than we mention the name of the Lord. If you are a child of God your major concerns should be for your neighbour to be saved and delivered. He says my house shall be a house of prayer FOR ALL PEOPLE so that they can be saved and come to the knowledge of the TRUTH which is Christ.

Isaiah 56:7

Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

Mark 11:17

17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.

The most popular scripture people used to explain delay is the book of Daniel. However, when we examined this scripture you will see that private interpretation has put God’s people into a frenzy called warfare that leads to burn out. Some may even leave church because some things they have been praying for did not materialise or that they have been delayed. It was not Daniel that talked about delay. Prayer was his food, it was his custom, it was his lifestyle. He prayed to God as a lifetime of fellowship not to twist God’s hand into releasing or quickening the answer. The angel of God told Daniel that God released the answer from the first day and when the prince of Persia waylaid the angel, he called for reinforcement from Michael. What am I saying? You do what you know how to do – PRAY continually and always. That is the way you connect with heaven. It is God’s prerogative how He answers and He knows how to deal with any type of what humans call ‘delays’. God has a plan, appointed time for that plan and nothing will stop it when it is time. Prayer was what he did regularly not because a letter was signed or because circumstances. In the old God said if my people should humble themselves and pray but in the new it is no more if but when.

Daniel 6:10

10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.

Daniel 10:12-14

12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.

13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

When it is time for something God begins to stir up your spirit towards that eg stir you to fast, send a minister to you, get you to a seminars, fellowships or such meetings that will cause that thing to unfold. It is all part of the work of God, not man.

Philippians 2:13

13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

So stick with us as we explore PRAYING PAST THE ANSWER.

Halleluya!! How can you neglect so great a salvation! If you are not saved, why don’t you receive what Jesus says?

Check this link to help you know Jesus and give your life to him

http://www.gracecovenantministries.org.uk/2010/10/08/salvation-a-simple-mystery/

Pls when it blesses you pass it on for others to subscribe. Freely we have received, freely give.

Comments, questions, love motivated corrections.

We will preach to the world free of charge but we welcome generous donations.

For Counselling and prayer, call the minister

Sam-Best Ewruje – 07957708126. Invitations are welcome apart from Sundays except local around the North East of England

PRAYING PAST THE ANSWER PART 1

HOW DO YOU GET YOUR PRAYERS ANSWERED 

I AM BLESSED

I AM BLESSED

From Sam-Best Ewruje, an able minister of the New Testament, not of man, nor by man, not of blood, nor the will of the flesh, nor the will of man, but by the will of God through the Grace and Mercy of Christ given unto me. Abundance of Grace and Gift of righteousness which is by Grace be unto you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please be patient to read. It will set you free.

I was prompted to write this article after I received an email asking me “HOW DO YOU GET YOUR PRAYERS ANSWERED”. I immediately replied “I don’t even think of how my prayers get answered. That is absolutely not my job or business. If you want something from the Lord, Mr Jeeves has put in the simplest form – Just ask!! He must be a Christian. Just ask according to God’s word. The angels will take care of the rest including the delays and any prince of the area”. God will send the answer the day He has ordained and knows the reinforcement needed to get the job done in case the first angel is waylaid.

People believe many things and we must respect everyone’s choices. God respects people’s choices. He never forces Himself on anyone. Please note that what I am writing is for those who have chosen to believe in Christ Jesus as their LORD and SAVIOUR and those who want to know and use the same principle.

One of the main reasons why we Christians are cornered into a place of frenzy, burnout and sometimes outright merchandising of gullible believers is the microwave mentality of ‘goody goody or ‘chocolate’ messages that we preach. So many formulae have been theorised of how to get things from God, 10 steps to do this and that and 20 ways of getting your blessings etc instead of focussing on having a relationship with God. Just to set you free from all that religion, God Himself has made the way and that is JESUS CHRIST. He is THE WAY to anything on earth. Moreover you cannot put God in a box. If He wanted us to live by some laws then there would have been no need for Jesus to come. Living by Laws is what God did with His people in the Old Testament and they could not cope or bear it, that is the main reason Jesus came Himself to fulfill all the law. As the bible says the law was to bring us to Christ. So now we are justified by faith for the blessings of God not by what we do or don’t but because of what Jesus has done for us.

Galatians 3:23-25

23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

So through Christ Jesus God had to take away the old to establish a new and everlasting covenant. Every minister of God should ask Him for the Grace to be able to preach the New Testament. We are no more under law but under Grace. So under Grace, we are blessed, not trying to be blessed. However most times, we preach “we are blessed but” or “we are free but”. However that is not what the word of God says. In Christ it is a different ball game. God says that if the Son sets you free, you shall be free INDEED! So if you are in Christ you are FREE!! Believe it, accept it meditate on it until you don’t put any ‘ifs, ands or buts’ any more. You believe it hook line and sinker and that word shall become flesh indeed and you begin to experience it. For many seeing is believing but for Christians believing is seeing. Many will say, you can talk the talk but can you walk the talk. That is where faith is different, you talk first then you see. You believe then you speak, then you see. That is how God created the whole universe!!!

John 8:35-37

35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.

36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

The simple truth is that when you are born again and believe in Christ you become a child of God. Like a new born babe, God says begin to desire and drink the milk of the word of God so that you can grow. As you grow you will go into solid food. You will begin to sit, crawl, stand, walk and later run. When a child is at the age of schooling, that child does not go and bombard the dad or mum and start shouting “take me to school, take me to school, I ought to be at school, I am 5 years old” etc. So when the time comes for the child to do anything the dad or mum begins to encourage or steer the child in that direction. God says it is the same thing with you. When you are a child, others including your parents will guide and encourage you into those things meant for your age while working towards your future, until you become mature and start making some choices discussing with your parents and sometimes others until you master your course. So in the Kingdom of God, He has planned for you before you were born, so at the appointed time He brings to pass those things when He has taken you to a point where you will be able to handle them. You do not give your car keys to your 5 year old son and tell him to drive. However when he is 17 years of age or even near that age you begin to stir him up in that direction of learning to drive and eventually having your car keys. However, this is what we do to God daily. People have PhD so we want that also and start to bombard God, and if we don’t get it, we go into a strop. We even stop praying or going to church or get mad at God without considering if PhD is God’s plan for you. Suppose God wants you to be in business even with all your qualifications. I know a doctor colleague that after our graduation he went to sell rice and he controlling wealth. So we need to just keep walking by faith with God and trust Him that He knows better and He has planned your life before you knew Him and before you were born.

Galatians 4

1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.

Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.

But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?

So stick with us as we explore PRAYING PAST THE ANSWER. It will set you free eventually from both human and Christian rat race!

Halleluya!! How can you neglect so great a salvation! If you are not saved, why don’t you receive what Jesus says?

Check this link to help you know Jesus and give your life to him

http://www.gracecovenantministries.org.uk/2010/10/08/salvation-a-simple-mystery/

Pls when it blesses you pass it on for others to subscribe. Freely we have received, freely give.

Comments, questions, love motivated corrections.

We will preach to the world free of charge but we welcome generous donations.

For Counselling and prayer, call the minister

Sam-Best Ewruje – 07957708126. Invitations are welcome apart from Sundays except local around the North East of England

THE LOVE OF GOD 3

THE LOVE OF GOD – TRUE LOVE

GROW IN GRACE

GROW IN GRACE

From Sam-Best Ewruje, an able minister of the New Testament, not of man nor by man, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but by the will of God through the Grace and Mercy of Christ given unto me. Abundance of Grace and Gift of righteousness by Grace be unto you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please be patient to read. It will set you free for life!

We continue to talk about the love of God.  We said the unconditional love of God is not like the fleeting emotions that come and go. It is not from the blues like the popular ‘love at first sight’. God’s love is not something you fall in and out of. God’s Love on humanity began before we were ever born. The Bible says that before the foundation of the world, he loved us. Due to these emotional equations of God’s Love, we can appraise ourselves in that way. Finally we said that the Love of God is not this ‘kiss, hug and make up mentality. While all that is important I can’t remember when Jesus came down from the cross of God’s INTENSE Love to hug those who nailed Him to the Cross. We also concluded that God doesn’t behave like your father or mother or sister or your brother or your wife or your husband. He is God!!!

John 3

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Now just look at those scriptures about Charity or love as we have translated it to be. Paul wrote by the Spirit and I am not sure why he would say love somewhere and charity in other places and indeed a whole chapter in 1 Corinthians 13. Are they actually the same thing? Well I don’t believe so. I know a lot of theologians have used the Greek, Hebrews, Aramaic and all sorts of linguistic gymnastic to equate them. We need to see a couple of Scriptures before we can conclude and see the way God speaks. He does not sit on the fence. He speaks categorically. For instance He will say I AM!! As the Bible says let God be true and every man a liar.

  1. The Scripture is not of any private interpretation

Like my pastor Uche John Nwafor, Living Proof Parish Stockton will say God speaks, and He also spoke but he says when God spake you know that this is a serious matter

2 Peter 1:19-21

19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

  1. The next principle is that God means what He says and says what He means.

 Ecclesiastes 12

Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.

And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.

10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.

12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

So what is the difference between Love and Charity? I am still not sure yet but from the little I can see from the Scripture. I believe and I am convinced that Love is something you do against your will. You do it at the command of another. It involves sacrifice. A sacrifice has to be received. Jesus is the Love sacrifice that was received by God as necessary to redeem mankind. That Love of God has to be received freely to be justified by God and to show God’s righteousness for blessing the sinner. If you do not receive the FREE GIFT, the sacrifice, it is you that has rejected it. Jesus said that we should deny ourselves and take up our cross. That is sacrifice.

John 3

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Charity on the other hand is not sacrifice. 1 Corinthians 13 says you can give yourself to be burnt at stake or give all money to the poor and you can even use your gifts including spiritual gift and yet you are nothing. You can use your faith to move mountain and yet be without charity. I believe Charity is a thing that you do voluntarily. You do it out of your heart. No one compels you or cajoles. So it cannot fail because you do not do it for gratification or to obtain anything. Indeed you will have nothing against the person the person you do this to. You willingly decide to do it. If you voluntarily decide to give something, you can’t think evil of that person you are giving that thing to. A typical example is an addict who asks you for money. You must decide whether you want give that person in spite of the person. You don’t ask anything in return. You don’t think evil of the person and say I gave him £10 and I won’t be surprised if he uses it to buy drug. When you give like that such gift is nothing.

Galatians 5:5-7

For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?

We will continue to meditate on these and I welcome suggestions and constructive criticism so we can all learn. I believe what that word is saying is doing things without strings attached. When you are in Christ you have receive the Love Gift of God, you are now free to give or do things voluntarily. Freely we have received freely we give. Also you serve not because you want anything in return. Serve with no strings attached.  Give, pray, praise, love, worship, use your gifts freely because that is who you are now in Christ. As I just finished writing this, do you know what I said – Lord forgive me!!!! Brethren, if someone asks of you and you must give them without question if you have it. Even at that give them time or forget it.  If they borrow from you they should pay back. Even at that give them time or forget it. But if it is in your heart to give and also if someone asks you give them if you have it and do not think anything bad about that person even if they are telling lies. Leave them to God! Wow!!

Halleluya. How can you neglect so great a salvation! If you are not saved, why don’t you receive what Jesus says.

Check this link to help you know Jesus and give your life to him

http://www.gracecovenantministries.org.uk/2010/10/08/salvation-a-simple-mystery/

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THE LOVE OF GOD PART 2

THE LOVE OF GOD – TRUE LOVE 

GROW IN GRACE

GROW IN GRACE

From Sam-Best Ewruje, an able minister of the New Testament, not of man nor by man, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but by the will of God through the Grace and Mercy of Christ given unto me. Abundance of Grace and Gift of righteousness by Grace be unto you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please be patient to read. It will set you free for life!

Last week we talked about the unconditional love of God. We said that the Love of God is not like the fleeting emotions that come and go. It is not from the blues like the popular ‘love at first sight’. God’s love is not something you fall in and out of. God’s Love on humanity began before we were ever born. The Bible says that before the foundation of the world, he loved us and the Love Lamb was slain. Due to these emotional equations of God’s Love, we can appraise ourselves in that way. We equate the Love of God to this ‘kiss, hug and make up’ mentality. I can’t remember when Jesus came down from the cross of God’s Love to hug those who nailed Him to the Cross. So if someone does not smile at you one day, you feel unloved. For instance when some get angry at you, automatically you think God is angry with you like a man. Let your heart and mind be set free. God is not like your father or mother or sister or your brother or your wife or your husband. He is God!!! Jesus Christ has satisfied all the requirement for God to bless you. Indeed God says when your mother and your father forsake you then the Lord will take you up.

 The Love of God is an intense Love born out God’s personal quality decision He made by Himself so He can save humanity despite the fact that it cost Him everything and had to look on while His Son was being murdered. At a point He could not bear it and had to look away for a moment because Jesus was marred beyond recognition carrying our sin and incurring the wrath of God for a moment. That is INTENSE LOVE!! 

John 3

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

So let us look at God’s Love in the popular Love Scripture 1 Corinthians 13. We looked at the first 3 verses last week and we concluded that the Love of God has nothing to do with your gifts, or giving and what you do or did not do. It has everything to do with what God has done through His Son Jesus Christ. Now let us look at what the Love of God is. Note that that chapter of the Bible talks about Charity but we have translated it to mean Love.

 1 Corinthians 13

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Now just look at those scripture about Charity or love as we have translated it to be. Paul wrote by the Spirit and I am not sure why he would say love somewhere and charity in other places and indeed a whole chapter. Are they actually the same thing? I can’t say now until the Lord opens my eyes to it. However the much I can say now until the Lord reveals it to me is that when you look at this scripture about charity, we might as well say Lord open the ground and let it swallow me!! I am not sure whether you feel the same. It will be like keeping the law all over again. I am sure before the close of day you would have missed it more than a million times. 

Charity or Love is the work of God in us. It is not something you achieve or earn or even attain to. What I can understand from this is that we can never grasp the full love of God. Love is God and God is Love. So God’s love is the person of Jesus Christ who is the epitome of God’s Love. The more you fellowship with Him, the more His Love fills you or rather the more you become like Him. The more you get close to Him the more you like what He likes. You begin to hate what he hates eg hypocrisy, deceit, lies etc. People who say and they don’t do. Two faced people, they say one thing in your front and they say all the nasty things about you after. The funniest thing is that they think God does not see them. They pretend with their anger and bottle it up. They do not show their true colour. They speak quietly and whisper like the devil. You see them so holy as if they don’t hurt a fly until they let it out one day. Meanwhile they will be laughing at those who probably explode and show the anger when it is necessary. Yet they are stewing inside thinking they are showing the love of God or being holier than thou. We all have different personalities and the Lord wants to use your personality. You may be one that calls down fire like Elijah or you may be one that is so meek like Moses that the Lord had to fight for by Himself against Aaron and Mariam. You may even be like Gideon the hiding one.  You can be like Samson that at the drop of a hat will run wild at a lion. You can even be like Peter so loud mouthed he always shoots himself in the foot. Before Jesus finishes speaking or doing anything he finishes the sentence for Jesus or want to walk on water like Jesus. You may be like Dr Luke who takes in every detail and wrote the longest books of the Gospel and also Acts. You may be like Paul the violent and blasphemous agile and very mobile man going from place to place breathing fire. You can’t mention all of them. Finally you may be like John the beloved who was always leaning on the bosom of Jesus, and would not die when they fried him in oil up and eventually he was marooned in the Isle of Patmos where he received one of the greatest Revelation. I am sure he was the one that Paul described that went to the third heaven.

Now I can understand that the Love of God is dimensionless so He can accommodate all people of the world. However they don’t want to receive Him and know Him.

As the song goes “I see your true colour shining through, that’s why I love you so don’t be afraid to show your true colour”. The very thing men see as your weakness, that is what God the Sovereign one will use as your strength. A prophet just wants to say “thus said the Lord” and so be it whether you like it or not. An evangelist or apostle just want to see people added into the Kingdom of God even if he is in the desert wearing camels clothes or in the palace preaching to the likes of Agrippa or Caesar. A Pastor just wants to see people looked after and finding their destiny in Christ. We can never know all but we can experience ALL OF HIM!! Just let Him. When the perfect comes, the imperfect has to leave. God is perfect in His Love. He never changes. When you know that the Love of Christ passes your carnal knowledge, you will be filled with His love and all you do is walk in it by faith believing He is there with you to help you work it out.

Remember the Love of God is not just about ‘feely, feely touchy touchy’ stuff. It is a serious matter. It is an uphill task to the flesh. It is about laying down your life. It is ETERNAL! Strive to know that love. Paul says follow after it. It is the greatest.

Ephesians 3:18-20

18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Nevertheless, note that this Love has been given to us and will be in us until we die or until Christ comes. Nothing can separate us from this love of God. Not even death. Wow! You have it because of Jesus.

Halleluya. How can you neglect so great a salvation! If you are not saved, why don’t you receive what Jesus says.

Check this link to help you know Jesus and give your life to him

http://www.gracecovenantministries.org.uk/2010/10/08/salvation-a-simple-mystery/

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THE LOVE OF GOD – PART1

THE LOVE OF GOD – TRUE LOVE GROW IN GRACE

From Sam-Best Ewruje, an able minister of the New Testament, not of man nor by man, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but by the will of God through the Grace and Mercy of Christ given unto me. Abundance of Grace and Gift of righteousness by Grace be unto you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please be patient to read. It will set you free for life!

Many call the fleeting emotions that come and go as love. Others look at love in relations to romance and ultimately sexual intimacies. For most others, love springs from the blues without any iota of relationship and call it ‘love at first sight’. Others see love as something you fall in and out of. So some will say I love you today and the next day they say I don’t love you anymore. However from human experience such kinds of ‘love’ do not stand the text of time.

So what makes the love of God different? The main thing is that the God kind of Love is unconditional and eternal. His Love endures forever. He just says “I LOVE YOU” and that is it. There is nothing you can do to make Him love you less and there is nothing you can do to make Him love you more. His love is constant, never fleeting and never changes. At times you may feel guilty, anxious or even fearful and makes you doubt the Love of God because of your mistakes or your errors. However God is not moved by your feeling or fleeting emotions. He is moved by His Word. When He says I love you, He absolutely means it. He is not a man that He should lie neither the son of man that He should repent. He is God and God is Love. He can’t help that because that is His very nature and every fibre in Him is Love!!! So the Love of God is not just about fleeting feelings and emotions. Love is a quality decision based on Love Himself.

 John 3

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

 Jeremiah 31

 The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

Now let us look at one of the most popular Love scripture in 1 Corinthians 13. To really understand this love we have to take it verse by verse in 2 parts. We see that verses 1-3 describes the errors we can equate to the Love of God and as the yardstick of the evidence of God in our lives. Verses 1 and 2 shows that the love of God has nothing to do with your gifts eg speaking in tongues, prophecy, understanding, knowledge and even mountain moving faith. Verse 3 makes it clear amazingly that love has nothing to do with your giving of goods or yourself. To surmise, the love of God has nothing to do with what you do or not do!!! The Love of God has to do with everything Jesus has done for us and in us and what He will do in us. The love of God has to do with the state of your heart and your ability to receive and respond to His love by the Spirit of Christ in us.

1 Corinthians 13

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Note that whatever we do must be motivated by love including our faith. Love is not about works of righteousness which we have done rather we walk in it by the Spirit of God.

Galatians 5:5-7

5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?

 Next week we will look at the characteristics of the God kind of love. However you will find that to manifest such characteristics is like an uphill task and it will be a struggle to walk in love. Nevertheless, note that this Love has been given to us and will be in us until we die or until Christ comes. Nothing can separate us from this love of God. Not even death. You have it because of Jesus.

 Romans 8

 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 Just walk in it. Even in our human frailty and weaknesses and even at our lowest ebb we still have the Love of God and we can still manifest it. This is why the Love of God is a supernatural phenomenom

Halleluya. How can you neglect so great a salvation! If you are not saved, why don’t you receive what Jesus says.

Check this link to help you know Jesus and give your life to him

http://www.gracecovenantministries.org.uk/2010/10/08/salvation-a-simple-mystery/

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JESUS OUR SURETY

THE GRACE OF SALVATION – ‘NO ANDS IFS OR BUTS’ 

GROW IN GRACE

GROW IN GRACE

From Sam-Best Ewruje, an able minister of the New Testament, not of man, nor by man, not of blood, nor the will of the flesh, nor the will of man, but by the will of God through the Grace and Mercy Christ given unto me. Abundance of Grace and Gift of righteousness which is by Grace be unto you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please be patient to read. It will set you free.

Jesus is our only surety of salvation. No other way or name. He says I am the way. No man can come to the Father but by Him. Peter knew this and eventually spoke on behalf of all His disciples did. He proclaimed that Jesus is that Christ. In other words, Jesus Christ is the Gospel that God the father has been preaching or symbolising since the time of Adam. He is the Seed that God proclaimed in the Garden of Eden that will bruise the head of the serpent. Since that time, Satan has tried hard to corrupt the Seed by all sort of sins that Satan knows will grieve the Father most – murder (Cain), incest (Lot’s daughters), polygamy (Solomon), adultery (David and Bathsheba) etc. This why Peter concluded that we are born of the incorruptible seed of the word of God because he went through great trial during which Satan tried to derail his faith but Jesus prayed for him. God did save us and fold his arm and said “now face the devil” while He looks on as a referee. Far from it. After The Lord saved us, He sent His Spirit to be with us, He then took His place before our Father face of God daily as our High Priest interceding (praying for us) that our faith should not fail. So in this life we are living by the faith of Christ ie we trust Him that He is able to save us to the uttermost spirit soul and body

We have to believe and be sure of our salvation who is the Christ. No ifs, ands or buts. The word is important. When we speak it is God actually echoing His word to us again and again to quicken our spirit and mortal body by the Spirit of His word and rather than our works of righteousness. Some of us still evaluate themselves today and trust in their holiness or righteousness today and trust that they have become holy and that is why miracles signs and wonders are happening. That may be so but the Word of the Living God says that we are save only by the Grace of God through faith in Christ and NOT OF OURSELVES!! As the song goes, ‘On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand!! The Bible says all the glory of man ie anything man can boast of is like grass. The only thing we can boast of is Jesus Christ – the Grace, Mercy and Forgiveness of God given to us free of charge.

According to the disciple as represented by Peter, note the quality that makes Jesus our surety

  1. 1.      He has the words of eternal life
  2. 2.      We believe that He is the Son of the Living God
  3. 3.      We are sure that He is that Christ the Son of the Living God that God has been speaking of for a long through the fathers, the law and the prophets.

John 6

63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.

65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?

68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.

1 Peter 1:22-24

22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

Ephesians 2

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Acts 3

11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering.

12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

I like to preach the word of God to all who can hear it because many actually know Christ Jesus but they are afraid to proclaim him as the Son of the Living God. What a sad thing it will be on judgement day when you realised that you knew Jesus all the time but just the tiny reason that you were hard hearted not to acknowledge Him as the Son of the Living God who has come in the flesh and that He has saved you from anything you could could not save yourself from including yourself.

Halleluya!! How can you neglect so great a salvation! If you are not saved, why don’t you receive what Jesus says?

Check this link to help you know Jesus and give your life to him

http://www.gracecovenantministries.org.uk/2010/10/08/salvation-a-simple-mystery/

Pls when it blesses you pass it on for others to subscribe. Freely we have received, freely give.

Comments, questions, love motivated corrections.

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RESOLUTION GALORE 4

GOD’S PLAN IN WEIGHT, DIET AND GYM 

GROW IN GRACE

GROW IN GRACE

From Sam-Best Ewruje, an able minister of the New Testament, not of man, nor by man, not of blood, nor the will of the flesh, nor the will of man, but by the will of God through the Grace and Mercy Christ given unto me. Abundance of Grace and Gift of righteousness which is by Grace be unto you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please be patient to read. It will set you free.

To really grasp the issue of food diet and gym from this try read articles 1 to 3.

So now that Jesus has made the perpetual decree how do we deal with the weight diet and gym issues:

ACCEPTANCE OF YOURSELF IN CHRIST:

First accept yourself as you are now and see yourself as God sees you in Christ and His love – fearfully and wonderfully made including all your members. No need to enhance any part of your body. Some of us look down on people doing body jobs to enhance themselves, but you fall into the same condemnation when you do your bits and bobs to shape your body because you think you are too fat, too thin, too tall etc because it is exactly the same motive.

It is only human that do not like the way God created them. The short want to be tall, the big want to be small, the cuddly (what the world call fat) want to be thin. I am yet to see a hippopotamus as fat as they are want to lose weight just like that. Animals just do what they are created to do. They are always active moving about. It is the domesticated ones we call pets that become obese. I have seen most Jews, it is rare to see a practising Jew that is very obese because I believe their act of praying alone bopping back and forth in prayer can make them lose any fat. When we do things of God actively (eg passionate vibrant praise, passionate boisterous prayer (Jesus in Hebrews 5:7) and eat in moderation, we will be healthy and fit. For instance try active fasting (not this present day cop out psychedelic miss a chocolate or TV modernised fasting) and you will see how wonderful it is. He renews our youth – Ps 103. Godly exercise profiteth unto all things. I am not saying gym is not good but being in the gym with the Holy Ghost in prayer, praise, fasting etc will profit you better the word of God says.  Scripture is not of any private interpretation, I take God’s word as it says, They are his thoughts and the Holy Spirit will get it inside us very well as we meditate on it not to change it or interpret it our own way. It is good to say like Paul – “not I but the Lord” or “not the Lord but I” because once God says it, no more private interpretation or analysis but it is as God said it and the Holy Spirit will give you personal revelation (not interpretation) of that word. Some of the things we do like diet and physical exercise are in themselves borne out of fear of dying, fear of weight gain, fear of sickness, but if we focus on loving God, His perfect love will cast out fear of dying because we are in His presence and His love by spiritually exercising daily in God’s gym with the Holy Spirit – Amen!!

SPIRITUAL EXERCISE:

Engage in daily fellowship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit through the Word and prayers, thanksgiving, Praise etc.  Note that going to gym is not bad but God says spiritual exercise will profit you more when you rather exercise unto Godliness.  Vs 9 below also says worthy of all acceptation. So everyone should accept this scripture as it is hook, line and sinker.

1 Timothy 4

7But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

8For bodily exercise profiteth littlebut godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

9This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

SPEAK THE WORD ONLY:

In Mark 7 vs 6-23 note words like all, any and cannot. God has programmed it as default. I choose to believe God’s word, God now commands us to eat everything eatable, nothing to be refused but the key is it must be with thanksgiving in moderation and nothing should overtake us or put us in bondage that we become addicted to it.

Speak – that is how God created and he has not changed, Catholic got it right. “As it was in the beginning so it is now ever shall be …. Gospel is simple. Speak good words only not because you deserve good but because Jesus paid for the good. Speak to your body that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Speak good about the food you eat and not curse it even before it goes into your body.

Philemon 1

6That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus

BE MODERATE

Do all things eg eat in moderation

Philippians 4

5Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

1 Corinthians 10

22Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

23All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

Some may stone me if I say this – Drinking in moderation is not bad – Paul said “take a little wine for thy stomach” (The French do this with their meals) – Don’t think this is ordinary grape juice. There were not many medications in those days and alcohol was used for medicinal value. Might as well tell the French to throw their food out of the window or say that the French will go to hell because they drink wine with their food.

However I am a teetotaller with a difference as I do not also smoke because I respect the temple of God which is my body not because God will condemn me if I drink in moderation

LIVE LONG – SPEAK GOOD THINGS ONLY

See long days. Keep your mouth from speaking guile and speak well of the Lord, yourself and others

Psalm 34

11Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

12What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

13Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

14Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Halleluya. How can you neglect so great a salvation! If you are not saved, why don’t you receive what Jesus says.

Check this link to help you know Jesus and give your life to him

http://www.gracecovenantministries.org.uk/2010/10/08/salvation-a-simple-mystery/

Pls when it blesses you pass it on for others to subscribe. Freely we have received, freely give.

Comments, questions, love motivated corrections.

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NOTE: THOSE WHO ARE ILL SHOULD TAKE TREATMENT, LET GOD HEAL.

This is the end of the series on Weight, Diet and Gym. Be loosed from the bondage weight, diet and gym. Trust the God and walk in His truth.

Halleluya!! How can you neglect so great a salvation! If you are not saved, why don’t you receive what Jesus says?

Check this link to help you know Jesus and give your life to him

http://www.gracecovenantministries.org.uk/2010/10/08/salvation-a-simple-mystery/

Pls when it blesses you pass it on for others to subscribe. Freely we have received, freely give.

Comments, questions, love motivated corrections.

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For Counselling and prayer, call the minister

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RESOLUTION GALORE 3

WEIGHT, DIET AND GYM –3 

GROW IN GRACE

GROW IN GRACE

From Sam-Best Ewruje, an able minister of the New Testament, not of man nor by man, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but by the will of God through the Grace and Mercy of Christ given unto me. Abundance of Grace and Gift of righteousness by Grace be unto you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please be patient to read. It will set you free for life!

Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free

BIBLICAL LAWS JESUS SHOWED THE DISCIPLES ABOUT FOOD THAT WILL AMAZE YOU: Let us look at Matthew 15. We will have to go line upon line precept upon precept to get it. This ensued from a scenario when the Pharisees condemned the disciple for eating without washing their hands.

Matthew 15

10And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:

NOTE: THIS MESSAGE IS FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION!!! He spoke to the multitude not disciples or some special groups. He spoke to those who may not be able to afford healthy foods. He was speaking to you and I, the masses. THIS IS GRACE IN ACTION. GOD is Grace On Duty.

Matthew 15

11Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

12Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

Now, this still happens today to try to dispel the message of the extravagant grace of God. No grace, no salvation. Some today still get offended at the message of GRACE in Christ because they feel it encourages people to do what they like. NO!! It is only grace and not your will power that will help you overcome any vice or sin. Grace also enables you to do God’s will. Not only that, where sin abound, grace much more abound ie Grace will be so much that it will be stronger than any sin or vice when you trust God. Grace is the message that the bible asked us to constantly affirm (Titus 3:1-8) but it is the least preached or taught today but the Church is coming back to basics. Instead, we spend all our time preaching works and legalism eg 10 ways, 13 steps to getting things from God or 14 ways to holiness etc

Matthew 15

13But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

14Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Note plant not plants. Without grace, most things will be impure, dark and blinding. The gospel without grace brings legalism. It is either the plant of grace or the plant of works. Now see the perpetual GRACE Jesus laid down about food and drink including poisons. I believe this is why our Lord said if you mistakenly take in poison or any deadly thing, it will not harm you because He made that perpetual spiritual decree that altereth not and cannot fail. We need understanding here.

Matthew 15

15Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.

16And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?

17Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

Peter as usual wanted to understand better how something can enter the body and not defile it – I don’t know, ask Jesus as Peter did. That is what Christian should do. Don’t take anything hook line and sinker. Check it for yourself.  However once it is the word of God I will take this word hook, line and sinker! You also just do the same because the Scripture is not of any private interpretation. Vs 17 says WHATSOEVER ………………. is CAST OUT. So every excess food you think you have eaten that will defile your body, make you fat or ugly, Jesus says it is cast out. Have faith and trust Him. If he said it then it is so. That is not to say you should be greedy or over eat, or be a glutton, but that grace is there for you to be at peace to eat what our God has created to be eaten freely.

18But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

Now get the understanding here. It is not what goes it but what comes out of your mouth that matters. Jesus places more emphasis on the words we speak from our mouth about what we eat than what we eat. It is the words (I am fat, there is too much fat here, I am short, my breast is not big enough, I am too tall, too fat, too thin etc) that are the major problem. Jesus says such things come from your heart which has not been renewed by the word which says I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE. If it is not the word of grace, then it is evil thoughts, don’t say them!!! Do not take the thoughts and say them even when outward evidence is contrary!! Jesus said take no thoughs saying those awful things about yourself or about the food that you have decided to eat. Just pray and eat with gratitude to God for the food. Whom the Son set free is free indeed – Glory to God!

Matthew 15

19For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

20These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

Matthew 6:31

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

So do not take thoughts saying those nasty stuff about yourself or what you eat. Give thanks to God and eat freely

Halleluya. How can you neglect so great a salvation! If you are not saved, why don’t you receive what Jesus says.

Check this link to help you know Jesus and give your life to him

http://www.gracecovenantministries.org.uk/2010/10/08/salvation-a-simple-mystery/

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