Connect with us

Christian Life

The Penalties/Consequences of Concession (Compromise)

The Penalties/Consequences of Concession(Compromise)

God said to the Israelites if they abide by his word He’d give them absolute and complete triumph over their adversaries. Then, Joshua and his group proceeded into the Promised Land and conquered. On this post, we will be viewing the penalties/consequences of concession(compromise)

The Penalties/Consequences of Concession(Compromise)

Joshua knew that cooperation could be enticing. He understood that the world can lure us with existences and events which appear eye-catching, and we simply can be deceived. Therefor he called on his people to recall their history.

They were to remember that God blessed those who submitted to Him and satisfied the circumstances to His blessings. They had been prosperous just because of God.

When they followed Him, He blessed them and brought conquest. Joshua cautioned that they should be alert to the endless lure of concession, which would be disastrous!

But the following generation lacking the obedience and enthusiasm of their fathers failed to expel the adversary. Thinking the Canaanites weren’t actually very evil, Israel compromised and linked them in associations, weddings and praying to false gods.

Read Also: Ways Of Handling/Dealing With Our Adversaries (Foes)

A period later, the Philistines who should have been submissive are now in control, with the Israelites doing compulsory hard work in their own land! These are the heartbreaking penalties of violating God’s instructions.

Now moving to 3,000 years, our forefathers devoted America to the glory of God and for dispersion of the Gospel. The first Congress started with a three-hour prayer meeting.

The early chief justice of the Supreme Court was also president of the American Bible Society. Each Sunday, the capital structure was occupied with individuals adoring God! If Christians had sustained to use their God-given mandate, our land nowadays would not be overwhelmed with abortion, pills, viciousness and blatant erotic aberration.

It’s a necessity that we take spiritual power over the wicked effects which attempt to shove God’s Word out of the public field. It’s not very late to atone for our self-gratification, confirm our belief and renew our promise to following His instructions

Read Also: how to prepare ukwa african breadfruit

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Christian Life

Your Needs Requires Trust. (3 minutes read) By Wilson Oluebube Goodness

needs trust

Hurray!!!… It’s a New Year! Let that sink in for a moment. Okay… Everyday of our lives is filled with the need for essentials. These essentials are necessary for our quick response to the exigencies of the year. We are constantly on a stretch, if not on a strain, to restrategise and devise new methods to make our lives better and meet more of our needs as the new year unfolds.

This trend has a tendency to make one loose sight of one’s greatest need which is the need to rely (TRUST) solely on the ability of the One who makes a year new (God).

Your needs are quite necessary for survival. Beyond physical necessities (such as food, clothing and shelter), they include your need for spiritual growth, purpose achievement, educational excellence, marital settlement and what have you; and regardless of what they are, the fruition of these needs is greatly hinged on the depth of your trust on He who knows tomorrow, who meets needs and make things beautiful in His time.

Understanding the plans of God gives us a clear cut direction on the steps we need to take for the days ahead. Also, very importantly, is that we understand the place of ‘NEEDS‘ and ‘TRUST‘. These two words will be helpful for us this year.

It is good that we start and journey through this year with an understanding of how our trust in God can deal with the needs in our lives. It’s quite simple!

NEEDS are basic requirements for survival (according to Economists). This implies that NEEDS, when not met, can lead to frustration, dryness (lack of relevance), or death. ‘WANTS‘, on the other hand is the desire to do something: mere wish. But Needs is what is necessary for your survival. It is our responsibility to meet these needs.

TRUST is a thing too fragile and yet significant, all thriving relationships are built on it’s foundation. TRUST; a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something. We place our faith on who or what we trust.

Psalms 56:3-4, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, In God I trust; I shall not be afraid what can flesh do to me.”

To achieve the satisfaction of our needs being met, as Christians, is made possible by our level of Trust in God.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding, in all ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path”  (Prov. 3:5.)

We all have a way/path, these are routes we’ve planned to tread onto a desired end. Accomplishing a plan needs a path and following the right path consistently demands that we place trust on someone who has the map and knows the end by just seeing the beginning. At this point, your good sense of understanding and discretion is limited and untrustworthy but to trust in the LORD your GOD is key.

We live in a dispensation that heralds uncertainties and poor survival provision which has a great way of disrupting our plans. But trusting on the One who holds tomorrow can help you work efficiently with much rest and confidence.

FREE BOOK DOWNLOADNew Book Alert: Purpose In Purity By Wilson Oluebube Goodness (WOG)

WHAT TO DO…

  • Write down your plans: Starting with your needs, have a positive need and write them down. Eric M. Watterson said, “As we examine the youth of today, we must realize that the negative behavior we see on the outside, is a result of a deeper need on the inside”. Definition of ‘Need’ and ‘Want’ changes from person to person, hence, bread, clothes and a house is not the only ‘Need’. Have yourself a positive need. If I am to suggest to you, make your spirituality and self-growth your basic need. Also prioritize your needs and strategies and see God coming through for you
  • Acknowledge God: In all your ways acknowledge Him. Acknowledging God is a great sign of trust. It simply means “Lord here I am with my plans but I still subject them to you for direction, for help, and for fine-tuning“. The moment you acknowledge God, He blesses your memory to enhance your plans, directs you through the way, and help you through the process. Be intentional in your decision. If you’re ready to acknowledge God then it is not a one day thing, all through the year process you have to intentionally involve him, and that calls for a relationship with him.
  • Develop a personal commitment in your relationship with God: this is necessary to having our needs met.

(1John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear) The love in the relationship with God gives us the courage we need and enable us deal with the fear of the unknown. Trust is integral to a happy and fulfilling relationship. Building trust is essential for our relationship with God to be beneficial to us.

Hear this, The holy ghost doesn’t flow through methods but through men. He does not come on machine but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men . God needs all the afore mentioned to work in you but the most He need from you is YOU

Consistently and persistently show that you trust the One your hope is on and no second option.

Also ReadWhat The Bible Asserts Concerning Annoyance/Rage

In that spirit, your consistency to the process of time/hard work will yield you increase beyond your imagination.

God has great plans for us. He says in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope”.

Trust might be a bit difficult, however, but we have to be consistent with God’s word, that’s our source of Faith (Romans 10:17). Also become a prayer addict; it’s a reassuring ground which diffuses all doubts away (Philippians 4:6-7). And when things don’t work out how you have planned and expected; do not fret, go over all these again.

You are bound for the top and God is committed to bringing you to the top.

Keep Trusting…

I Love you all and God bless you.

Goodness Oluebube Wilson.

You May Also Like: How To Be A True And Amazing Friend

Continue Reading

Christian Life

What The Bible Asserts Concerning Annoyance/Rage

What The Bible Declares Concerning Annoyance

The Bible didn’t say “Never be angry.” In truth, it depicts Jesus the faultless man, the Son of God, who drove the avaricious money-changers out of the Temple in annoyance (John 2:14-15). On this post, we’ll view what the bible asserts concerning annoyance/rage

We are meant to be annoyed at persecution, at the unfairness in the world, at obvious cruelty in other words, annoyed at iniquity. My beloved brethren, be rapid to heed, gentle to express, and unhurried to get annoyed. Your annoyance can not ever make things correct in God’s sight. James 1:19-20

Don’t be temperamental, for annoyance is the acquaintance of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9

Dear friends, never retaliate yourselves.  Allow God to do it for it is written, “I will take retaliation; I will pay those who merit it,” says the Lord. In its place, do what the Scriptures instruct:

Read Also: Talking Concerning All The Pretenders (Hypocrites)?

What The Bible Asserts Concerning Annoyance/Rage

“If your adversaries are starving, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink, and they will be embarrassed of what they have done to you.” Don’t allow evil get the best of you, but overcome wicked by doing upright. Romans 12:19-21

A mild response turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1

Control your annoyance! Turn from your fury! do not be jealous of others it only leads to destruction. Psalm 37:5

A fool is temperamental, but a wise being remains calm when affronted. Psalm 12:16

Abstain yourself from fools, for you won’t get understanding there. Proverbs 14:17

Stay away from annoyance, quick-tempered people, or you will learn to be like them and jeopardize your soul. Proverbs 22:24-25

Lampooners can get a whole town nervous, but those who are prudent will calm annoyance. Proverbs 29:8

A temperamental person begins a fight and grows into all kinds of immorality. Proverbs 29:22

When you are annoyed with somebody, you are questionable to verdict! If you tell your pal, `you idiot,’ you are in hazard of being brought before the court. And if you abuse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.” Matthew 5:22

Do not commit iniquity by letting annoyance regulate you.” Don’t allow the sun set while you are still annoyed. Ephesians 4:26

Now is the time exterminate annoyance, fury, spiteful conduct, defamation, and dirty language. Don’t lie to one another, for you have taken off your old evil nature and all its evil performances.

In its place you have clad yourselves with a new nature that is repeatedly being rehabilitated as you learn more concerning Christ, who formed this new nature inside you. Colossians 3:8-10

Read Also: chaos as gangsters customs officers exchange shots

 

Continue Reading

Christian Life

Talking Concerning All The Pretenders (Hypocrites)?

Talking Concerning All The Pretenders (Hypocrites)?

Numerous conceivable answers are present to this question. People can be spiritual, and not actually know God. They may be Christians for purpose of authority, safety, or to acquire recognition from others. This post is talking concerning all the pretenders (hypocrites)?

Maybe, out of fright, they need to make an perfect of God that has little to do with who He is and their preconceived notions keep them from truly knowing Him. For example, those who have had abusive pasts may trust God to own features similar to their mortal fathers, which delays them from actually experiencing His mildness.

In a society where we are tremendously blessed with wellbeing and physical prosperity, we have a habit of to moderate God’s ransom of Jesus Christ as a great transaction. When in reality, without it, we will never get the opportunity of everlasting life.

For others, the message of the Cross has not reached their hearts because of an approach of ungratefulness. Not having an encounter with God will leave a person unaffected, & any efforts at Christ-like conducts are insincere.

Talking Concerning All The Pretenders (Hypocrites)?

Apparent hypocrisy also can happen for other reasons. Christians and non-Christians similar incline to sustain a model for Christian behavior that may be idealistic. Christians are supposed to live as Jesus Christ did.

Read Also: What Are The Accurate Ways To Communicate With God?

While this is possible with God’s help, no one will or can do this as flawless as Him. Christians who value God endeavor to love Him and others, but they are however human and will definitely make errors.

Furthermore, rather than expecting instant and total sanctification, Christians and non-Christians similar must understand that sanctity is a procedure that takes a lifetime.

Proof of God working in a Christian’s life is more strongly discovered in a person who has enhanced tenfold in his conduct to others ever since he granted his life to God.

Anyone can identify a hypocrite a mile away because they don’t develop in their confidence, they resolve for their faith in religious performs. What originates naturally for the “fit” man may require a mystical indwelling of God’s spirit in the man who was battered.

Therefore, it is vital not to concentrate only on external conduct. A person’s sanctity cannot be weighed by relating it to some unchanging standard of conduct that is meant for every Christian across the board.

Read Also: how to prepare ukwa african breadfruit

Continue Reading

SEARCH OUR SITE

Most Popular

%d bloggers like this: