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Happy 2014 in advance. I have no doubt that God will protect his own and see them through. For a lot of people, 2013 must have come with its highs and lows. The hits and the misses. The smiles and the tears. The plenty and the scarce. You might as well have probably made mistakes this year that you would never want to make again. Are you still living in the regrets of such mistakes? If yes, the message to you is, let them go. Put off those old memories.

See what the Apostle Paul said here: ‘No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,’ Philippians 3:13 (NLT) 

As 2013 comes to a close, let go of all memories that you do not need. It is the best that you do not crossover into 2014 with the negatives. You need a positive mindset. Even if it’s looking so impossible to let go the damage seems irreversible, do not forget that Jesus makes all things new, he can always give you a fresh beginning(Reference: 2 Corinthians 5:17).

Our father does new things and I believe that 2014 is coming on with some new things for us as his children. However, we can’t expect to still carry the old and successfully accommodate the new. We need to be new at all times. The olds being referred to here are the bad memories and imperfection of the past. We must get rid of them. The Lord said here: “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the wine would burst the wineskins, and the wine and the skins would both be lost. New wine calls for new wineskins.” Mark 2:22 (NLT) 

For us to fully receive those new things that the father has for us in 2014, we must not carry over the negative ‘olds’ from 2013. How then do we clear out the needless and stay new?

‘Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.’ Romans 12:2 (NLT) 

‘Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stay true to the Lord. I love you and long to see you, dear friends, for you are my joy and the crown I receive for my work.’ Philippians 4:1 (NLT) 

A battle is won or lost,first in the mind. We stay old or new,first in our minds. The key to staying new is to keep our minds refreshed by meditating on God’s words, believing what he says about us instead of what the physical implies, praying to him and being alert to what we think about.

If we keep our minds new, we would be able to accommodate new ideas and experience abundance like we have never known before in the coming year, to the glory of the father.

Keep looking forward, success is nigh.

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You will be more than fine.

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‘Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.’  Philippians 4:6 (NLT)

Christmas is almost here and you might have to entertain guests, the shopping list seems overly long and there seems to be so many other things to do. The purse is not looking fat right now and there might be this temptation to start to worry. Well, my friend, don’t. Remember who you are. Remember that the physical doesn’t dictate your happiness. Remember that your father is the wealthiest ever and he won’t let you be put to shame, his name must be honoured.

Sometimes, one could get caught in the whirlwind of worry over responsibilities and obligations especially as concerns finance. The best thing to do hence is to get out of that whirlwind as fast as one got in by referring to the word of God and his promises for his beloved. The Lord gave an in-depth exposition as concerns worry in Matthew 6:25-34. Let’s see this:

‘And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?’  Matthew 6:30 (NLT)

Let your faith speak even in the face of seeming lack. Thank God even when there seems to be the barest of hopes for a miracle. He won’t forget you. You are too important to him to be forgotten. His words here to Israel confirms his faithfulness to his beloved, which you are:

‘“Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you! See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands. Always in my mind is a picture of Jerusalem’s walls in ruins. ‘ Isaiah 49:15-16 (NLT)

So whether your needs are long-term or short-term, they will be met by God and you will be more than fine. According to Philippians 4:6, keep worry out, pray about everything, tell your father about your needs and thank him for what he has done especially from January 2013 to now. It’s been an amazing year and that you are still alive is worth thanking God for. Your Christmas will be super amazing if you center it on God. Don’t worry, be happy in anticipation of the goodness the Lord will bless you with as gifts of the season. You will be more than fine.With the Lord, yes, you will be exceedingly blessed.

Raise your gratitude and see the Lord raise your prosperity to a higher altitude.

God bless you more, merry christmas in advance.

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No turning back!

A letter to the redeemed,

Friend, please don’t practise seasonal followership of Christ. Be a full-time Christian. Whether good or bad,happy or sad, abundance or scarcity, whatever might pop up on the horizon,stay faithful to Christ Jesus. He gave his all for you, you should give your all to him as well.

‘At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him.’ John 6:66 (NLT)

At what points do you turn your back to the cross too? At what point do you take the garment of righteousness off and adorn the robes of worldliness? At what point is compromise excusable to you? Beloved, AT NO POINT should you forsake the love of Christ. At no point should you roll in the pit of sin. Let your motto be ‘HAPPILY A CHRISTIAN ANYWHERE,ANY TIME’. Never discard that trademark because it is your passport to eternal life.

Sometimes, the going gets rough, the weather could get stormy. Always remember that the Lord didn’t promise us funfare all the way home, because even he had challenges while on earth. But he has spoken here in John 16:33(NLT):

”I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

So friend, just hold on to the peace in Christ when those troubles come up and it seems as if a new dawn won’t break. Victory is surely ours at the end of the day because Jesus Christ has said that he has overcome the world and you know that his word is true. Also, believe God, the wait,the endurance and all that we go through while on earth will all be worth it when finally we get home and receive our rewards from the father. To buttress this, see what the Apostle Paul said here:

‘Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.’
Romans 8:18 (NLT)
My dear,please hold on. Never turn back. It will all be worth it in the end when our saviour we see. Some of those you call friends or even family, may be despising you for your faithfulness to Christ at the moment, hold on. You may be experiencing persecution and rejection in the course of your walk with the saviour at the moment, hold on. You are special. You are chosen. You are a co-heir with Christ.

‘Christ is enough’, a song by Hillsong United has some parts of its lyrics that go thus: ‘The cross before me, the world behind me, no turning back.’ Please live this statement and hold on to the end. Don’t turn back, you are on the right path.

I love you and Jesus loves you more.

A co-sojourner on the way to heaven.

Tenacious faith

My friend, please hold on to your faith in the Lord Christ with as much tenacity as possible. Let nothing sway you out of that glorious picture of blessed hope and perfect reunion with the father on getting to heaven. Make it a mission statement: I will make heaven,as the Lord helps me.

Let your faith be tenacious; know who you believe and follow him closest ever. In your faith, be able to declare, ‘Jesus it is you or you, no alternative,you are everything’. Let it not be a case of ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, let it always be a ‘YES’ or ‘YES’. Refer to what Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego said in Daniel 3:16-18 and take such a stance for God too. Make the father pleased to know that there is a child of his out there who is ready to stand for him whatever might be.

‘Oceans(where feet may fail)’, a song by Hillsong United has some encouraging lyrics that go thus: ‘Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters, wherever you would call me, Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith will be made stronger, in the presence of my saviour.’ My friend, whatever you might be going through,never doubt the truth that with Jesus,all is well!

He gave his all for you on Calvary,please have all the faith you can in him. He is Lord forevermore. Please spend time in his presence today, give him sincere worship and reaffirm your faith in him. He will soon be back to take us home.

Hallelujah!

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The resurrection and the life.

‘Jesus told her, ”I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.” ‘
John 11:25″(NLT)

Hallelujah!How blessed are those who have a glorious hope in Christ Jesus because of their faith in him!Friends,as long as we stay faithful to the Lord to the end of our stay here on earth,we have an unshakable assurance that we will live with Jesus Christ in his kingdom forever!Nothing in this present world can ever be compared with the eternal bliss and peace that we will enjoy in the kingdom of our God!No more worries,pains,hunger or discomfort of any kind.God himself will be our light,hallelujah!
Beloved,don’t miss that experience for anything. Make up your mind now to stay with Jesus to the end. Pray to him to help you stay faithful. Keep praying in the power of the Holy ghost if you are already baptised in the Holy ghost and pray for the enabling power of the Holy ghost if you haven’t begun yet. The race might have stretched out over a long period of time,but surely it will soon be all over and the Lord will come and take us home. And trust God,the rewards for those who stay faithful to the end will be invaluably worth it!
Oh,how great our joy will be when we finally get to see Jesus Christ and he welcomes us home!
Death has been defeated because Jesus has conquered the grave!He is the resurrection and the life,hallelujah!!!!!!

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