Two roads: Which to take.

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One road is wide and offers enough room to roam, the other is narrow and a focus on the destination is therefore best while on it.

Naturally, one would like to have the room to roam, explore and have adventures, but before one concludes on which to choose, the big question to answer is, where do the roads lead?

“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.” Matthew 7:13-14 (NLT)

The narrow way leads to heaven(life)! The broad way leads to hell(death)!

The christian life is one that requires a lot of discipline and self-denial. Dying to self that Christ might live through one,  forgoing the invitation to roam in sin. No to sinful music, No to sinful dances, No to sinful gatherings, No to sinful practices. Being different and focused on the destination, travelling on that road travelled by few. Narrowing down one’s goals and desires to Christ’s will- that is it, that’s the sacrifice!

A lot of people want to explore without boundaries, no restrictions- such people will find regarding someone else as a determiner in terms of their freedom unacceptable. They simply want to live,run and rule their own lives all by themselves . Quite a number of these people find themselves on that broad way, the one that leads to hell!

God doesn’t force anyone to travel on the narrow way, he has given us free-wills and hearts to discern and choose which road we want to follow.

Travelling on the narrow road right now might seem tasking, but in the end, the reward will be much more than substantial. Journeying on the broad way now might seem enjoyable- parties, philandering, adultery, fraud and the likes, however, the reward in the end is an agonising, bitter and unending one.

This scripture paints a perfect picture: “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” Deuteronomy 30:19 (NLT) 

If you realise that you’ve been travelling down the wrong road of sin and want to switch roads right now, please pray this :

‘Lord Jesus, I apologize for my wrongs. I am sorry, please forgive me. Help me off this broad road of sin unto the narrow path of righteousness. I acknowledge you as my Lord and saviour, dear son of God. Thank you for saving me.’

 

PLEASE STAY ON THE NARROW WAY, CHOOSE LIFE!

If you’ve just switched roads and you’ll want us to talk more, pls kindly reach me via +23467798700, BBM 2B0B2549, Twitter @misterakinola, Facebook, Akinola Akintayo. I look forward to hearing from you.

Stay blessed.

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He is risen!

A worship song’s lyrics go thus:

He is Lord, He is Lord

A worship song’s lyrics go thus:

He is Lord, he is Lord

Amen, he has risen from the dead

He is Lord, every knee shall bow

Every tongue confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord

 

Great is our God! He is truly the Lord of all!

 

Let’s pray:

By the power of resurrection, may every good thing in your life receive life again in Jesus name

As the Lord conquered death, so shall every limiting force in your life be conquered in Jesus name

Every stone rolled across the door of your glory can be rolled back today in Jesus name

May your helpers come running to help revive every dead venture of goodness in your life in Jesus name

Good news shall find you

May that dead womb receive life right now in the name of Jesus,

May every unyielding force militating against your success bow to the superiority of Christ today in Jesus name

As for every helper who has forgotten you, may there be a divine remembrance and reconnection of you to such persons in the name of Jesus

As the death of Christ has brought us life, so may your family bubble with eternal life in the name of Jesus

Sickness in your life shall die

Favour shall become synonymous with you in the name of Jesus

Every battle going on in the spiritual realm over your life, may the Lord of the battle step in and give you victory today in Jesus name

Go and succeed

Go and prosper

Go and flourish

Go and fulfil destiny

Go and do exploits

Go and possess your possessions in the name of Jesus

Go and live,live and keep living, even as Christ has brought you eternal life.

It shall be well with you now and always.

In the name of the Lord Jesus.

 

Beloved, it takes faith in God to get answers to these prayers, please believe as you say them. Also, you must live in holiness before God as well, before answers can be gotten.

Live for God, live for life, live in the blessed Lord that arose today those many years ago and is still alive today and will still be living forevermore!

Tell someone else about him, spread his love and continue to triumph in Jesus name.

God bless you!

He is risen!

Halleluyah!

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Obedience: Remaining in his love.

”When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandment and remain in his love.” John 15:10(NLT)

As seen in 1 John 2:15, a fact can be established that if one loves the world, then the love of the father is not in one. That is, persisting in iniquity and loving the sinful path that  the yet-to-be-saved folks tread portrays one as not having the love of the father in one. You are either with God or out there with the sinful throng. And it’s best that you rather love God and shun the corrupt practices of those yet-to-be-saved.

If you’ve ever wondered how one can be sure of remaining  in the love of Christ, right there in John 15:10, you have the answer! Complete and consistent obedience to the commandments of Christ confirms that you’re still in his love. A sure way of knowing what the commandments of Christ is by studying his words as contained in the Bible after which one should commit the words to heart and obey the Lord as he instructs and has instructed.  Any seeming deviation from his commandments should be  promptly addressed through genuine repentance. Remaining in the love of Christ guarantees eternal life because whomever completely believes in Christ will obey Christ and whomever completely obeys Christ belongs to him and whomever belongs to Christ has eternal life in him. So,my dear, do all you can to remain in the love of Christ. Hold on tightly to the faith you have in him and always remember and be grateful that his grace is available to you, as a believer.

I pray that may we all remain in the love of Christ even until he comes to take us home to live with him and behold him with our eyes forever in his mighty name. Amen.

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A LOVE SO DEEP

If we could exhaustively comprehend the depth of the love of Christ for us,we would know much more how wonderful,beautiful and forgiving our darling saviour is. There is no hatred whatsoever in him towards us. What he detests is sin,not us. And once sin is off the scene,we’d be able to begin to comprehend how great his love for us is. He left heaven and all the majesty of his throne and came to earth to pay the ultimate price for our sins. Humility was and is still so clearly personified in our role model,Jesus Christ,who chose to serve and save. We couldn’t help ourselves so he came to be our salvation and even now,he still is . He took the pains,the shame and paid off all our debts of sin. Nothing can ever get us the righteousness that Jesus has brought us. Hallelujah!

There is no wickedness in him. He is full of endless love. A major theme of his ministry was and will always be love because he is love himself. He doesn’t want anyone to perish. He is always there,waiting to be allowed in(Revelation 3:20). How glorious!

Romans 8:35-38 contains an amazing and interesting description of the love of Christ for us. A love that made him lay down his life to save us,his friends(Matthew 15:13). That love will never end,as long as we stay true and faithful to him. Even when we err,he does not stop loving us,he loves us still.We only need to retrace our steps in repentance so that we might not lose the life that we have in him.

My friend, always remember that no matter what may be,the love of Christ for us is greater than we know. So continue in him and never stop loving him for loving us first.

I’m writing this short poem to him in appreciation, you could leave yours below too in gratitude.

Mighty and royal,

to the cause of redemption,you were loyal

battered and bruised

to saving me,you remained true

No treasure could buy

what you paid for with your life

And in all of eternity

none could surpass you in humility

You are my all!

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FRUIT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

My friend,what fruit do you bear? What are the traits that manifest in your life?Do they indicate that you are a christian?

As a christian,the fruit you bear must be good. Anything less than good is unacceptable. Just as the Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ(He is my lord and saviour as well,I love him!) is an excellent example of uprightness,so must you be. In everything you do,the good fruit of a person led by the Holy spirit must be seen. Without the Holy Spirit,it is impossible for one to genuinely possess the fruit of the spirit. Only him can help one live above challenges and stay true to living a christian life.

What is the fruit that the Holy Spirit produces?

‘But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love,joy,peace,patience,kindness,goodness,faithfulness,gentleness and self-control. There is no law against these things!’ Galatians 5:22-23(NLT)

So friend,there is a list for you to mirror yourself and the traits you manifest.If your traits are contrary to these,please make amends today by rededicating your life to Christ and praying to him to help you submit to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Always remember that it is the Holy Spirit that produces the fruit that should manifest in the life of a christian. Without him,one can’t genuinely possess the fruit of the spirit.

Stay blessed.

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A resource consulted for the words ‘fruit’ and ‘attribute’:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit_of_the_Holy_Spirit

FREE INDEED!!!

Parts of the lyrics of ‘Man of Sorrows’ by Hillsong United say:

‘Now my debt is paid, it is paid in full,by the precious blood, that my Jesus spilled, now the curse of sin, has no hold on me, whom the son sets free, oh is free indeed’

My friend, incomparable joy resides in the hearts of those who live in the freedom that the son of God gives! Until Jesus Christ,the son of God sets you free,you are not free.

‘So if the son sets you free,you are truly free.’ John 8:36(NLT)

There is freedom in no one except Christ Jesus. He is the only source of eternal freedom. Whoever lives in sin,lives in slavery,and until deliverance comes,that person remains a slave.Jesus Christ is the deliverer.He is that new life.He is also the  giver of freedom that never ends,as long as you faithfully abide in him.If you are tired or weary, don’t panic,come to Jesus for strength.He won’t turn you away because his purpose of dying on the cross is to give everyone who believes in him eternal life.Come while there is still time. Get your freedom today.

Make up your mind to break away from sin and pray to Jesus Christ to help you. You could say this prayer: ‘Lord Jesus,please give me freedom.I don’t want to be a slave anymore.I want to be free in you.Please forgive me of my sins and make me new,in your mighty name.’ AMEN.Have in faith in God,my friend.After saying this prayer,if you believe that the son of God has set you free,then you are free indeed. Hallelujah!

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FINISHING WELL

It is important for you to finish well,my friend. Starting well is good, but finishing well is the best.

‘Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! 1 Corinthians 9:24(NLT)

You are on a sojourn through this world with heaven being the ultimate destination as a Christian. Nothing should be strong enough to take you off-course because he who dwells in you is greater than he who dwells in the world. Everything you need to succeed on your sojourn is in God,all you have to do is to make him your centre of focus. Pray to him for strength when you feel tired. Always pray to him for guidance.The Lord said in John 4:14 that the water he gives becomes a fresh bubbling spring within those who drink it.It gives eternal life. So,my friend,Jesus is always there to give you strength and freshen you when you feel tired.

To succeed in a race, you need discipline.The discipline to do the right things at the right time. The discipline to prioritize rightly. Beloved, it is very crucial that you stay focused on your destination. This world is transient.Never let its glamour distract you and make you derail. No extravagance in the world can be compared to the splendour in the eternal kingdom of our father. Having a relationship with Christ is good,however,staying with him to the end is the best for you.

Run this race to eternity to win.Make up your mind to finish well. Always pray to the Lord for strength and trust him to help you.

Tomorrow is Sunday. Praise the father in church like you’ve never done before.

Stay blessed.

Our Victory is certain!

‘The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.’
Romans 16:20(NLT)

One great news is that while we as believers in Christ will live forever with our saviour in his kingdom, Satan’s existence is limited,his end is definite. Also,while we have an invaluable heritage in our awesome father, Satan surely has a damnable end. So, no matter he throws your way now, do not let him get you down,rather,focus on the glory ahead and keep praising God in advance.
Christ has overcome the world and surely in him,we are more than conquerors. The verse above talks about Satan being crushed and surely our victory will ultimately manifest.
While waiting for the return of the saviour,lets live in the peace of God,wholly obey the master’s instructions and gladly share the good news of the salvation in him.
Jesus is Lord and we are his! Hallelujah!