Thus the great forbearance of God is to lead sinners to repentance. He waits for them for days and for months and perhaps for years! How wonderful that God should spare them. He sent his ministers, his written word, his providences, and to no effect. Finally, he came himself by his own Spirit and has been abused by them in a thousand ways. And even now perhaps you are still indulging in unbelief which is a sin that grieves him almost beyond endurance. If you persist you do it at the peril of your soul.
Category: Bread of Life
A model of spiritual food geared towards raising people with testimony of life excellence and spiritual prowess. The aims are to help each Christian discover his/her purpose, release his/her potential, nurture his/her latent abilities to become not only a productive and fulfilled citizen but to be a pacesetter in all areas of life and at the same time preparing him/her for heavenly citizenship.
The consequence of this state of deception is to expect to be abandoned by the Spirit of God. If they should continue to remain in their state of deception, they may expect the Holy Spirit to abandon them forever. God’s Spirit will not always strive with man. He gave up the Israelites because they vexed and grieved his Spirit. He abandoned the old world for the same reason. And many individuals, and families, and nations, in every age of the world have been given up because they have refused to come out of deception into the light of the truth.
Jesus told the Sadducees that they are wrong because they “do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God.” (Matt. 22:29, ESV) We often struggle with a question, only to realize that had we understood the Bible and the power of God, we would not even have to ask? but rather we would have already known the answer!
Easter is the time we remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus died and He rose from the dead. He commissioned his disciples to preach the gospel. The same Jesus Christ has all authority in heaven and on the earth. By the name of Jesus Christ, miracles happen today.
We shall live to possess our possession. Healing and health are for the children of God today. We can lay claim boldly to this redemptive grace, not with uncertainty, but with the confidence of faith and prayer to get healed and remain healthy all the days of our lives. Now we are redeemed, purchased, bought back again to be God’s peculiar possession.
The Scriptures thought us that “after we believe” we are, or maybe, sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, and that this sealing is the earnest of our salvation. Ephesians 1:13, 14: “In whom ye also trusted after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.” This sealing, this earnest of our inheritance, is that which renders our salvation sure.
Sin can be deceitful thereby exceedingly exposing the souls to delusion. Therefore an effective preacher should diligently lookout every nook and corner where a soul can find a false refuge. The sower should be so thorough and discriminating as to render it as nearly impossible as the nature of the case will admit that the soul should entertain a false hope.
A vision can’t be held sacrosanct because it’s susceptible to social change. Time and events are sometimes cruel to visions. They may render them obsolete or block their implementation. Then, in spite of its vulnerability, a vision is one of the main things that make leadership tick.
Isaiah 1: 16 – 19 gives us a picture of the new beginning we can have with our God this year; a new beginning between the Creator and the created.
The Lord, in His mercy and compassion, says, “Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil… ” (vs. 16).
“Can God lie?” If the Lord says, “I will heal you,” is that a lie? If the Lord says, “I will deliver you,” can that be a lie? Can the devil make God a liar? Can your feeling make God a liar? Can your medical doctor make God a liar? Tell me. Can the seriousness of your sickness make God a liar? No. Nobody and nothing on earth, under the earth, or above the earth, can make God a liar.
Goals help describe an organization’s successes. Goals are stated ambitions, and all leaders know they must set them and follow them up till they are accomplished. For, failure to set goals reduces leadership to management by chance and hunches – a sure recipe for corporate disaster.
Once a vision misses its time and season, it disintegrates into mere wishful thinking. Nothing proves more fatal for vision than shifting attention. Leaders who deride visions can’t improve their organization in any remarkable way. Leaders should have the capacity to conceive and implement visions of developmental changes
You should know that visioning is a systematic exercise. It isn’t something that can be done anyhow. If you want results you have to follow the process – from the birthing of visions to their actualization (or destination).
You have to be a man with a concrete focus if you want to be an achiever in the year 2021. You cannot be running to nowhere and expect to reach your destination. It is only when you work with a purpose that we say you are purpose-driven. There must be a goal you are pursuing, a target you want to hit and a dream you desire to realize in your life adventures, if your aim is to excel in whatever you do.