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Friday, April 8, 2011

Oh hear you people the Word of the Most High





If we only could understand how serious God is looking for a place to dwell deep down our lives.....that is until our bodies become the temples of the Holy Spirit

he says in Revelation 3:20
"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me"

and again He revealed unto Moses in Deuteronomy 4:7,8
" What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him? And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?"

Think of the letter God has written to you today.......2 Corinthians 6:2
"For he says, In the time of  my favor I heard you,and in the day of salvation I helped you"
     I tell you now is the time of God's favor, Now is the day of salvation.".....


                                       BLESSINGS!!!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Rose Muhando - Tabu Zangu




“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.(John 14:1)
 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.( 2 Corithians 4:8-9)
 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”(John 16:33)
 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.( 2 Corithians 4:16-18)
 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.  When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. Truly I tell you, you will not finish going through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.(Matthew 10:21-23)
  And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.( 1Peter 5:10-11)
   For a brief moment I abandoned you,but with deep compassion I will bring you back.( Isaiah 54:7)
   The LORD appeared to us in the past,saying:“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.(Jeremiah 31:3)
    “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget,I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;your walls are ever before me.(Isaiah 49:15-16)
  Kings will be your foster fathers,and their queens your nursing mothers. They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust at your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed.”( Isaiah 49:23)
  


“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
   “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
   “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”(Revelation 22:12-16)

It's not an easy road to walk through...but there is no way faith can be tested in comfort,it is always in the furnace of afflictions...The symbol for Christianity is not the crown but the cross..but all in all
    
     However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him
    (1 Corinthians 2:7


 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,,, Philippians 3:20


   




         THERE IS NO CROWN WITHOUT THE CROSS



  


How could David be considered a man after God's own heart?

 To understand why David was a man after God’s own heart, we need to see what characteristics he had to qualify for such an exalted description. In the book of Acts the Apostle Paul is speaking before the men of Israel and he tells them of God’s feelings about King David. Speaking first of King Saul the apostle Paul states: “After removing Saul, he made David their king. He testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do'” (Acts 13:22). It would be tempting to ask the obvious question, how could God call David “a man after His heart” when he was such a terrible a sinner, having committed adultery and murder? Much has been written regarding the meaning of the verse and its applicable value today. Much has also been written about David, especially in the books of 1 and 2 Chronicles and 1 and 2 Kings. However, we find much of his character in the book of Psalms as he opened up his life for all to examine. David’s life was a portrait of success and failure, and it highlighted the fact that he was far from perfect. But what made David a cut above the rest was that his heart, even in his most sinful moments, was pointed towards God. So what does it take to be a man after God’s own heart? Let’s look at some key characteristics of David’s life to find out. 

First, David had absolute faith in God. Nowhere in Scripture is this point better illustrated than in 1 Samuel 17 where a young shepherd boy named David fearlessly slew the Philistine, Goliath. Shortly before the duel we see direct evidence of David’s faith in verse 37 where David said, "’The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.’" And Saul said to David, ‘Go, and the LORD be with you!’" David was fully aware that God was in control of his life, and he had faith that God would deliver him from impending danger. How else would one venture into a potential life-ending situation with such calm and confidence? David knew early on in life that God was to be trusted and obeyed. As we see in Scripture, David’s faith pleased God and he is rewarded for it by the Lord. 

Second, David absolutely loved God’s law. Of the 150 psalms written, David is credited for writing over half of them. Written at various and often troubling times in his life, David repeatedly mentioned how much he loved God’s perfect Word. We find a beautiful example of this in Psalm 119:47-48: “for I delight in your commands because I love them. I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees.” It is not hard to see his complete adoration for God’s Word. But also notice how he mentions that he “meditates” on God’s statutes. God granted David understanding and wisdom through daily meditation. We would do well to not only read God’s Word but also think about it throughout the day for God loves when we think about Him. “Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart. They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways” (Psalm 119:2-3).

Third, David was truly thankful. “I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, O LORD, proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds” (Psalm 26:6-7). David’s life was marked by seasons of great peace and prosperity as well as times of fear and despair. But throughout all of the seasons in his life he never forgot to thank the Lord for everything that he had. It is truly one of his finest characteristics. "Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!" (Psalm 100:4, ESV). As followers of Jesus Christ we would do well to follow David’s lead of offering praise through thanksgiving to our Lord on a daily basis. 

David was truly repentant. It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king’s house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful. And David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, "Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" So David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. (Now she had been purifying herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned to her house. And the woman conceived, and she sent and told David, "I am pregnant." 2 Samuel 11:2-5 The mighty fall hard and David’s fall included adultery, lying and murder. He had sinned against God and he had admitted as much in 2 Samuel 12:13; David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." And Nathan said to David, "The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. But admitting your sin and asking for forgiveness is only half of the equation. The other half is repentance and David did what we should all do and that is to repent of our sins. Psalm 51 is David’s prayer of repentance to God. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!" (Psalm 51:1-2)

In conclusion David demonstrated his faith seemingly on a daily basis which pleased the Lord. Throughout his life his faith would be tested on a grand scale and in the final analysis he passed most of the tests. David also loved God’s law and he sought to follow it as best he could. He spent many days meditating on it and trying to apply it to his own life. He knew that God’s law had the power to change lives if it was followed to the letter. Another important character trait that David exhibited was that he had the attitude of gratitude and was very thankful for his life. During his life he had all sorts of trouble. From adultery and murder to running for his life, David thanked God every day no matter the circumstances. And finally, David was truly repentant. Let us not forget that he was a man just like us who sinned on a regular basis. But despite his continual sin he always loved God and sought to repent of those sins. He is a role model for all of us sinners who need to repent earnestly. David was indeed a man after God’s own heart.

   David struggled in his morals all of his life but he had a character...he would admit when he was wrong,he would not manipulate people even though he had an advantage to do so; he was totally GOD dependent,he would do everything that God wanted him to...that's why God gave him victory after victory( 1 chronicles 14:10-17 )
   

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Prayer by King David-Psalm 51



This is a prayer made by King David when he committed adultery with Bathsheba,Uriah's wife;After the word of God came to him through the prophet Nathan,the bible says for three days David wept and ate nothing pleading with God;
God was merciful to him and he will be to you as well if u humble yourself and confess all the evil you have done before him for it is written in 1John 1:8 "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us."
For more of this check up with 2Samuel 11th & 12th chapters;
God bless you

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


2Peter3:3-4;First of all,you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.They will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation."..9"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you,not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."

Receive Him today;
the time of salvation is now..He said in revelation 3:20"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him,and he with me...
Do not harden your hearts people

Monday, June 7, 2010

Who is a Christian??...

The term Christian nowadays has become the name for religion over all...Theologically,in the biblical sense,Antioch is where the believers where first called Christians as people observed the way they were living (Acts 11: 26)..".....The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch."...but may be they called them Christians thinking that Christ was Jesus last name but literary the word Christ means anointed one
so in order for you to truly be a Christian,you must be anointed just as the bible says Jesus was anointed by God,God put His spirit on Him...so I just want to challenge you in this,are you truly a Christian?are you truly anointed?
Biblical knowledge tells us that once you accept Jesus as your Saviour,the Holy spirit,the Helper comes and rest in you as Jesus promised before He departed out of this world,( John 16:7-..);
But why do we sometimes tend to think like we are not anointed??that we don't have such kind of anoint??
You should understand that God anoints when you are in trouble...to be anointed is to be empowered;The book of psalm46:1 tells us that "God is the present help in times of trouble"..which means God will always anoint,will always empower you when you are in trouble to overcome it,you should understand that God's anoint in you will be manifested when you are challenged...in the midst of the problems.
The bible tells us in the book of Judges 14:5-6 that The spirit of God came to Samson when the Lion roared.
The problem is we don't yet understand that the problems are the opportunities for us to show up;we have nothing to fear,Goliath killed a lot of people but was not able to kill David because David was ready to face the challenge,was God's anointed,God's choice and the fight was a way for Him to show up his anoint as previously the bible tells us he was anointed by Samuel to succeed Saul as king; 
stop seeing the challenge as an enemy but as an instrument to anoint you to your fullest capacity;so we should as the very first point,in life be ready to welcome challenges so that we ignite,we activate the anoint we have as Christians;


But who is a Christian??...


Christianity is not all about going to church on Sundays and comeback home waiting for another Sunday;
you are a Christian not just because you go to church every sunday,not just because you wear crosses,carrying bible and talk about scriptural things;but you are a Christian because you have this invisible power from which you draw strength to deal with adversaries of life;you are a Christian because you are not conformed to the comings and goings of this world,you are a Christian because you are self contained,self sustained and everything you need does not come from the environment but comes from your relationship with God;
You are a Christian because you are the branch and He's the vine;whether it rains or not,whether there're enough nutrients or not but as long as there's life in the vine there will also be life in the branches;
you are a Christian because you can deal with forces of darkness and not be hurt,you can deal with your enemies and not be cursed;you keep on moving when others faint because your God will always give you the strength to keep on going,will empower you to survive different storms of life...God knows how to preserve His people;
You are more than what you think...when creating you,God put deep inside you creativity,talent and power that you haven't used them yet;


The bible says in acts 4:12 salvation is found in Jesus alone,there's no any other name on earth.The book of 2cor 6:2 also tells us "..now is the day of salvation."...you have read who a Christian is;I pray that God will open your heart for His message to touch you;
Make a right decision today if you have not accepted Him as your Saviour,it is very easy and free for all and He said "I will never reject anyone who comes to me."
God needs you today that's why you came to read this message of who a Christian is,and Hopefully it opened up your mind


Stay blessed,in Christ Jesus our Lord.





Tuesday, June 1, 2010

GETTING TO KNOW YOURSELF BEFORE GOD

The Bible clearly explains in the book of Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,before you were born I set you apart;I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."...God didn't stop there,He kept on telling us of the good plans He has for our lives referring to Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD,"plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future..
What can we say then of all these things??...do we still have courage to despise our pasts?..not at all,we know the purpose of God stands firm in our lives that's why King David in his time looked back and said "It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees"(psalm 119:71)..in other words he came up to understand who God really is and His power.
God is not limited with your history,He don't wait for you to get into his truck for Him to fulfill His purpose..even when u think your life is done with Him,God says I will use all what you have gone through for my good,Romans 8:28"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,who have been called according to his purpose.devil can just play and delay what God has for you but he cannot foil up God's purpose...along with this,there's a short clip for more and deeper understanding,stay blessed!!
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