(1) Accept people as they are and don’t try to change them. You say, “I’ll only forgive them if they change.” That just keeps you tied to them, obsessing over what they did and demanding they act in ways that you approve of. Nothing makes people less willing to change than when you try to control them and demand that they meet your requirements. Changing people isn’t your job—it’s God’s job! Your job is to choose to forgive and leave the outcome in God’s hands. The formula for healing is simple: forgive, let go, and let God.
(2) See your offender as God’s tool for your growth. It’s easier to forgive someone when you stop seeing them as Satan’s agent sent to destroy you, and begin seeing them as God’s instrument to develop you. The life of Joseph speaks to this principle. The path that led him from the pit to the palace was paved by injustice, disappointment, and betrayal. But God used each painful circumstance to get him to his destiny. And God can do that for you.
(3) Try reconciling with your offender. Reconciliation is God’s nature. “When we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son” (Ro 5:10). And what God did for you, He wants you to do for whoever you are at odds with. Jesus made reconciliation a top priority by saying, “Leave your gift there before the altar…First be reconciled…then come and offer your gift” (Mt 5:24 NKJV). Yes, it will take selflessness and humility on your part, but the return is worth the investment!
Who you are and to whom you belong affects everything else you do in this life from your social status , financial status and health status . We can’t choose our parents, skin complexion and places we are born but they are certain decisions we have to make . It is these decisions that really gives us the edge in life or keep us in poverty.
Every day we are faced with a lot of decisions some minor and others big, so in every decision, we make always consider the result of our actions (where we are going and what we want to achieve in life). Every action is carried from what we truly identify with.
This is no longer a season to sugarcoat the scriptures, we can’t afford to be on living on the fence anymore. Once you are born what’s left is to die consequently meeting the architect of the universe. Is humanity prepared for the day of Judgement??
“There are no unowned men. We are, every one of us, either ranked under the banner of Prince Immanuel, to serve Him and fight His battles, or else beneath the Black Prince, Satan—enrolled to do evil and to perish in our sins! It is a very proper question, then, to ask of every man and woman, ‘To whom do you belong?’”
We are inhabiting an era where multitudes are confused about their identity. Some have preferred to be homosexuals whilst some are very uncertain they don’t even comprehend whether they are male or female anymore. Lucifer is at work he is on a mission to destroy people, funny from our culture mankind identified each other by gender and the devil just had to confuse people on that one too.
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. I John 4:4-6 NKJV
The turmoil comes from the devil, it’s a pity many have plunged into this pit of an identity crisis. We are of God and as his ambassadors, we operate on different principles from worldly ideologies. Whilst public opinion says leave your marriage once you are not happy, we detest divorce because our Father in Heaven hates divorce! Most decisions prove the words you are listening to , whether you are investing time in the wisdom of God or worldly philosophies.
God loves everyone, but he expands some to positions of power whilst some suffer in deprivation and stagnation. One God serving good for those who love him and pursuing his principles yet not responding to his enemies. So this statement shows that one can be an enemy of God.It only makes sense to love God with all our hearts and minds.
Israelites were a chosen people, and for God to fulfil his promise to Abraham, the inhabitants of Canaan had to die. The Canaanites worshipped pagan gods or idols so on God’s agenda they were a hindrance to the Kingdom’s expansion. We see Moses instructing Israelites never to mix with them and follow after their gods.
and when the Lord your God delivers them over to you, you shall conquer them and utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them nor show mercy to them. Nor shall you make marriages with them. You shall not give your daughter to their son, nor take their daughter for your son. For they will turn your sons away from following Me, to serve other gods; so the anger of the Lord will be aroused against you and destroy you suddenly. But thus you shall deal with them: you shall destroy their altars, and break down their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images, and burn their carved images with fire. “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. Deuteronomy 7:2-6 NKJV
There is no room for compromising with the enemy, every altar erected for the pagan gods should be destroyed. Everyone in captivity by the enemy should be set free. Hell should be emptied we can’t negotiate biblical principles with the heathens. Poverty should be eradicated in our midst if we are to prosper as a church, thus anything linking us to a dependency mindset on other cultures for ideas and financial accumulation should be stopped.
It’s high time the church as a unit gets involved in changing our communities. We are the salt of the earth, the light of Jesus Christ in us can’t be hidden anymore in the name of religion. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not just some religion it is a way of life.
“Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments; and He repays those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. He will not be slack with him who hates Him; He will repay him to his face. Therefore you shall keep the commandment, the statutes, and the judgments which I command you today, to observe them. Deuteronomy 7:9-11 NKJV
If you love God, you honour his principles. Respecting a kingdom law will inevitably allow your extended life and freedom. Every Kingdom has a constitution hence to govern with dominion without condemnation we have to adopt Heavenly kingdom principles. The laws of every nation can show what the government of that nation is promoting. The laws God gave to Moses promoted love.Perfect love is the goal.
It is of utmost importance to check out your thoughts and habits with this checklist you will determine who is the brain of your life. Most patterns we embrace are rooted in the beliefs of our parents and communities. Thus to break the cycle of a common sin and a curse we need to change our mindset and adopt the word of God as a way of life.
Jesus is the way the truth and the life thus true wisdom can only be found in him. In him is the fullness of being. Perfect love casts away fear, to have perfect love we need Jesus Christ. With that wisdom, it is evident that fear only results from imperfect love. Identifying with Christ is the favorable decision for mankind today.
I want to encourage you the reader today, to give your life fully to Jesus Christ.In this transaction you will live your life with joy ,peace and harmony in the land of the living.
Please be kind and share this message with your friends and family members. Be a participant evangelist. I love you I feel honoured by your participation.
The healing process starts and ends with love but how you might ask, read along as we examine the healing process. Greater love was revealed on the cross when the Son of Man sacrificed himself for heathens like me and you. Whilst we were regarded as outcasts in the society, a people undeserving of any recognition he chose to love us anyhow.
We were once regarded as unclean (filthy in the eyes of the chosen tribe), so much that Jews were supposed to cleanse themselves for three days after having any contact with us. The same was the procedure when they touched a pig. What a beautiful presentation of love displayed with Jesus Christ by loving the unlovable people unworthy of recognition.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 NIV
He disregarded the moral standards of those days and thus made a new covenant that gave heathens like us access to the throne of Grace. Absurdity, it seemed to the Pharisees that the ceremonially unclean people were now invited into the kingdom of God under the new covenant.
We were dead in our sins , following after dead rituals and useless gods created by our human hands and imaginations but he inducted us into a new realm of possibilities ,it was the transition from serving dead masters to worshipping a living God . Hallelujah.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8 NIV
From this example, we notice what true love means, for it is the assurance of affection to an undeserving candidate. Love doesn’t give conditions, it is the condition. Thus his love meant promoting unworthycandidates from being outcasts to dining with Him.
The same love has been translated as mercy or grace because no one understood it. The special love wherein the benefactors do not have to do anything to be awarded association with Jesus Christ, but simply honor the new covenant and leave their past life of sin. The good news is that we are really important in the Kingdom of God, we have superior value in his sight.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV
Our value is witnessed in that I AM THAT I AM sees his son Jesus Christ in us. Whenever we approach his throne instead of our sins speaking against our lives, the blood of Jesus speaks in our favor. True love forgives completely and doesn’t keep track of wrongdoings of the past. From the blood covenant, we were awarded a clean new start with God, long before we were born!! Amen
Under the same covenant Jesus Christ instructed us to love our neighbours!!.The same love he displayed to us he expects us to share with the whole world. True love is different from manipulation .Manipulation is rooted from selfishness ,it demands that you do certain things to be accepted, tolerated, or rewarded it normally functions with condemnation. It’s simple make someone feel useless, worthless, guilty, and want of certain attributes so they can do something for you as atonement.
To understand the love we need to look at what was displayed on the cross. The world is suffering today because we don’t understand the real essence of Love. We are in an era where divorces are rife, people marry for absolutely selfish reasons altogether it’s a shame. If you marry to gain something or marry for your ego sooner or later you are going to be frustrated with that marriage.
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8 NIV
Love is a characteristic of a pure Christian it is undiluted by worldly philosophies. It is the same love that makes it relatively easy to intercede and pray for people who intentionally hurt us. People are hurting solely because they haven’t encountered pure love that comes from God. Human nature confesses love for selfish reasons, but the Christian mind loves for completely different reasons, by loving our enemies we are being obedient to this new covenant.
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Luke 6:35 NIV .
Listen they will always be enemies or people opposing you, Jesus Christ faced intense opposition from people who represented the law, his biggest opposition came from his people. The very people who confessed to God with their mouths and were representatives of both God and the Mosaic covenant could not understand him for their ego had diluted the real essence of God’s love.
He truelly understood their problem ,he tried to enlighten them on the real meaning of the Mosaic covenant and the prophecies they confessed to know but obviously, their hearts were hardened. They perceived Jesus Christ as an enemy but he loved them anyway. We notice that he even interceded for them on the cross.
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Luke 23:34 KJV
Love is the main thing , the world needs love and it is our duty to share it with everyone . Love is the antidote the world really need right now besides if you think of it tribalism, xenophobia, wars, drug abuse, sexual immorality, greediness, envy, jealousy, and hatred problems are simply evidence of a world full of self-hate.
Men has lost his identity and love for himself it’s a pity .In this day and age where man is experimenting a lot with their sexuality, we can only be certain that the end is near. We are witnessing self-hatred at it’s elevated level, suicides , manslaughter is rampant in our society
Are you sharing the love of God with your neighbours? Are you taking time to share the love of God with your workmates .? Are you taking time to share this love with your family? Child of God when last did you share the love of God with your children?
The moment we leave our posts, the enemy takes over and spreads self-hatred and condemnation, we need to be vigilant. This is not the season to fold our hands and simply be spectators, we need to be involved in spreading the love of God to the world.
And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. 2 John 1:6 NIV
Here is the thing we need to renew our mindset, for the worldly definition of love, happiness, and freedom is a sure way to a dead end. Our enemy satan is on the rampage distorting the truth. The real meaning of love has been distorted everywhere be it on television or social media. We see confusion and no one understands love anymore… for true love can only be found in Jesus Christ.
Have you given your life to Jesus Christ yet ? Do you understand this love of Jesus Christ? If you need help feel free to contact us here.We will be glad to guide you in the path of salvation for Jesus Christ is the only way , the truth and the life .Without him we are empty and void of understanding!!
If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3 NIV
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7 NIV
Love is not charity, even though charity can be a display of affection and pity to someone. Some have confused true love for charity, we need to have the love of God in our lives so that it can flow from us effortlessly. The worldly people give gifts as well to gain momentum and favor but we give out of love with no expectation for promotion or advantage over others.
If only we could understand this love of God, we won’t need validation from anyone. The love of God is enough motivation to succeed in life. God blesses the pure at heart and in whatever work they engage in, He ensures they prosper!! Amen
You are a valuable asset in God’s kingdom, he loves you so much that his kingdom dwells inside of you. The moment we decided to follow Jesus Christ he inhabited our bodies thus we became a new creation very capable of loving humanity the same way he loved humanity.
Whilst he was a Jew he became a sacrifice for Jews and non-Jews alike thus in our system there is no room for tribalism at all. Tribalism is simply a notion sponsored by greedy and power-hungry leaders to create divisions amongst people and in the process create a superiority complex in one group of individuals thereby making human weapons to push their agendas.. . It is these ideas that are still being capitalized by politicians to gain momentum.
This is the season for love to take over, we have been enslaved by hatred and false philosophies for a long time and this yoke of hatred has to be taken off our shoulders. It’s absurd to despise someone just because they were born in a different country, or simply because they speak a different language every one of us has a right to live on earth!!. This was an old tactic that was practiced by warlords of the olden days of creating hatred for other nations in their subordinates to generate toy soldiers for the poor people. Mainly poor people fought these battles and the rich gained from these battles so it’s just vanity of vanities.
8. Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. 9. He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. 10. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. 11. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes. 12. I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake. 1 John 2:8-12 KJV
The old man and his mental programming need to be eradicated so the new covenant man can come to life. Old wine and new wine really can’t mix. There is only one practical way to redemption which is being born again. Being born again means coming to Christ as babies learning things afresh in his love, some have led people astray by trying to train people in the love of God whilst they still had the old mentality of hatred engraved in their brains and this is an error which must be corrected. Forget the former self so you can fully embrace the new you.
There is no shortcut in this warfare ,Jesus Christ is the only way so we need to be born again and start afresh just as the little babies .Lets grow in his love to fully understand ourselves and the world around us. .The same Jesus Christ who became an atonement for Americans is still the same Jesus Christ who is an atonement for Africans ,so if it is same Jesus Christ ,then he can’t consider others as superior and others nations as inferior that will only make the gospel a sham and a weapon for slave masters.
If all the nations are represented in Jesus Christ thus they mustn’t be any reason for squabbles or differences amongst nations unless the enemy has already penetrated the body of Christ. One body can’t fight against itself unless there is an exterior force involved. We need to be vigilant true ambassadors of Jesus Christ.
Now that we know the truth, there is no excuse for those still exercising the old man culture. By their fruits, you shall know them. For we know that God purely represents love, so anyone representing God should be full of love. So it is possible to have a transition from hatred to love. Yes since we all agree that we were mentally conditioned to hate, let’s agree today that we can love the exact people we were educated to hate.
The Bible clearly states that we must hate sin and not the sinner. It’s a matter of despising the way people handle their day-to-day lives and not hating them. This should be an opportunity to reach people who are still attached to the negative faith so we can train them in the truth we have come to understand.
If Jesus Christ considered complexion and culture honestly he wasn’t going to be crucified on the cross. A gospel meant to encourage hatred can only be practical to one group and be a complete nuisance to another group. So since the gospel of love is practical to every nation, it can only be practical for us to become one unit in the warfare against lucifer.
We are the light of this world, the light doesn’t waste its energy hating or despising the dark but it influences and repels darkness. The love of God must radiate from us. We are to reach the lost thus loving the unlovable is the only practical thing to do. Every person we meet in this life wants and deserves this love.
Jesus, just days before the disciples would receive their greatest commission from Him-“Go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone” (Mark 16:15,NIV)-established the working relationship He wanted with them.
“I no longer call you servants … but friends,” He said in John 15:15 (NIV ).
To be effective as a Prayer Warrior you have to understand your relationship with him. Satan destroys people by making them doubt their relationship with Christ.It is your identity in Christ which you must protect , your body is the temple of God , so Christ dwells within you .
If Jesus Christ refers to anyone reaching the lost with the message of the Cross as a friend, that means we can approach him as a friend. If our earthly friends can sacrifice everything to help us, just imagine what Jesus Christ would do if we approach him with our petitions.
He loves us unconditionally, so soldier when you pray, he answers in your favor. It is his will for you and your family to live a healthy and prosperous life. Do not doubt in your heart/mind when you pray. With the knowledge that he is our friend, we know exactly phow he will respond to us before we approach him.
Approach him with confidence. His answer is always yes. He is always true to his promises.
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy—was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.-(2Corinthians 1:19-22 NKJV)
What really is freedom ? Are we ever free ? I have been asking myself this question for some time now.The word freedom comes from the word freo which simply mean a situation where you are not in bondage to something or someone or /in possession of particular privileges.
With that in mind being in bondage is simply a state of not getting any particular privileges. This is a difficult case , some spend years as Christians but still not getting privileges of good health. If you have a chronic problem you are now identifying with chances are you are under attack.
The privileges we have in Christ are love ,health ,riches and so forth. Being in Christ washes away all condemnation thus we no longer live in guilty. Being in Christ also means we can approach the throne of Grace with confidence without no fear at all for Jesus Christ is our advocate.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9 NIV
Most people live their life in bondage ,their mind has become accustomed to a slavery mentality , even after the yoke of slavery has been removed from their necks they can’t move from the place they were enslaved. Their mind has been programmed to taking orders from their masters ,they have lost faith in themselves and in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
God created man for dominion , He equipped man with management skills on creation .Adam was given the garden of Eden to manage .Adam was given the power to name things as his mind perceived them . Whatever he saw in an animal he would name it as such. From the outlook he separated wild animals and domestic animals. He named trees ,infact he named everything he saw , including a woman.
With all that freedom ,God only gave him one law or / condition , not to eat from the tree of life. Funny he chose to obey his wife disregarding the owner of the garden. Of course we know that snake gave them ideas ,and Eve she saw that the fruit was good for food ,but Adam ate too ,whether to please his woman to just experiment with disobedience we are not sure.
Adam sacrificed his relationship with God in trying to please his woman. The funny part about this story is that while Eve was busy discussing God’s ordinances with the devil Adam wasn’t around. The devil won Eve’s mind first and Eve simply convinced Adam …
It’s basically a tricky situation the one in charge of the garden was nowhere to be found , and Eve was just wondering around the garden alone when the snake saw an opportunity to destroy humanity.
God gave Adam the responsibility of the garden and he told him the do’s and don’ts so he was to train wife and kids about the dangers of eating fruits from that tree … but did Adam teach Eve at all?
They had freedom (possession of privileges) as long as they adhered to the rules stipulated for the Eden experience. Thus their freedom was dependent on Adam playing his part in educating his family about the importance of obeying only that single law (command).
But Adam was hibernating while Eve was going around Eden without any understanding of the importance of that law. Without a full understanding of any law , we are bound to err in judgement. Rules of the land if not properly explained ,are useless to our families.
For freedom to exist Adam had to be a priest in his family .God designed a man to be fully responsible for teaching his generation about God’s ordinances. Once man move from this responsibility the whole generation is destroyed.
We are facing the same problem in our society , our men are busy indulging in worldly pleasures and at the same time exposing their families to satan’s agenda . Whilst our man are getting intoxicated with alcohol and drugs our children are adopting homosexual tendencies from the television.
Whilst our men are occupying themselves with sports and entertainment who is grooming the kids for kingdom purposes . Our kids start drinking and smoking at a younger age and parents can’t notice anything because they are too absorbed in vanity.
Change is possible and we are here to help. Is addictions destroying your marriage contact us here .Man was created to be priest in his family, it is a man’s duty to protect and meet all the demands of his family.
You can be free from that yoke of addiction.
You can be free today ,let us help you reach your full potential .It is possible for your marriage to be restored . Change begins when man start taking full responsibility of their families.