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Date: 1st of July 2018

Otakada.org Christian Content No. 13,872

Engaging God in Conversation Is Like ABC –  Addiction to Well Organized Human (Self or Worldly) REASONING Drowns the Voice of the Spirit – Part 2 of 3

A Word for Today – Deliverance from Spirit of Confusion:  In our confused world today, where we have reasoned and are still reasoning ourselves to more confusion, the Lord seems to be saying – “we should try not to figure everything out, BUT focus on His word, discern what He is saying and asking us to do in any and every situation that confronts us, and we will stop being confused”. In the light of eternity, our life here is a drop in the vast Ocean of eternity. This whole planet earth will be burnt up, time is ticking fast. Set aside differences, be united, let’s do everything we can to take as many souls as we can with us. We should not go back to Him empty handed for which His Son died. Satan, the devil is working overtime because he knows, his time is short. (Note: – Revelation 12:12)

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Key Verses To Study, Meditate And Obey:

Main Reading: 1 Kings 19 :1-18 New Living Translation (NLT)

Elijah Flees to Sinai

19 When Ahab got home, he told Jezebel everything Elijah had done, including the way he had killed all the prophets of Baal. So Jezebel sent this message to Elijah: “May the gods strike me and even kill me if by this time tomorrow I have not killed you just as you killed them.”

Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there. Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died.”

Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree. But as he was sleeping, an angel touched him and told him, “Get up and eat!” He looked around and there beside his head was some bread baked on hot stones and a jar of water! So he ate and drank and lay down again.

Then the angel of the Lord came again and touched him and said, “Get up and eat some more, or the journey ahead will be too much for you.”

So he got up and ate and drank, and the food gave him enough strength to travel forty days and forty nights to Mount Sinai,[a] the mountain of God. There he came to a cave, where he spent the night.

The Lord Speaks to Elijah

But the Lord said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

10 Elijah replied, “I have zealously served the Lord God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.”

11 “Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire.

And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.

And a voice said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

14 He replied again, “I have zealously served the Lord God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.”

15 Then the Lord told him, “Go back the same way you came, and travel to the wilderness of Damascus. When you arrive there, anoint Hazael to be king of Aram. 16 Then anoint Jehu grandson of Nimshi[b] to be king of Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from the town of Abel-meholah to replace you as my prophet. 17 Anyone who escapes from Hazael will be killed by Jehu, and those who escape Jehu will be killed by Elisha! 18 Yet I will preserve 7,000 others in Israel who have never bowed down to Baal or kissed him!” 1 Kings 19:1-18

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14 KJV

O ye of little faith, why REASON ye among yourselves. Matthew 16:8 KJV

If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God (Who gives) to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him. Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering ( no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind. For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything (he asks for) from the Lord. (For being as he is) a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), (he is) unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything (he thinks, feels, decides). James 1:5-8

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding Proverbs 3:5

But be doers of the Word (Obey the message), and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves (into deception by REASONING contrary to the TRUTH) James 1:22

Questions: What are the truth you are learning from the above scriptures? If this is true, what commitments can you make to obey in keeping with the truth in the scriptures above? Who would you share these truth with and your commitment for witnessing and accountability purposes?

Introduction – God Desires to Speak to You and Me Through Many Channels BUT Addiction to Well Organized Human (Self or Worldly) REASONING Drowns the Voice of the Spirit which should spur us to Spirit directed actions.

God wants to speak to you and me. He has always desired to commune with us right from the garden of Eden until humanity sinned. Jesus came to bridge and restore that linkage. Today, ALL of us can engage in conversation with Him. We just need to learn how, just like we learn every other thing in this world.

In the first of three part series of this blog, we learnt the various ways God speaks. We mentioned the fact that there are 4 voices that communicate with us and that the one we give attention to, rules.

In this part two of three (2 of 3, we will look at impediments to hearing the voice of the spirit. We will look at the voice of Reason in our minds which comes from Self or the Surrounding or Satan.

In 1 Kings 19:1-18, Elijah reasoned with the voice of self for his personal safety,  reasoned from the Surrounding circumstances saying he was alone, the only righteous man in Israel, he reasoned by input from satan through the voice of Jezebel and took off, 40 days and 40 nights running from a real and imaginary enemy.

He was so consumed with reasoning himself to suicide that God had to call to me twice and sent him back to where he was running from. Elijah gave attention that resulted in action only when he heard a still small voice realizing he has missed the plot by hundreds of miles.

What are we running from today? What has God said to us in the face of relentless attack by the agents and voices of satan? What is the voice of the Spirit we are hearing? Have we given attention to it or has fear for life taken the shine off the voice of God?

May the Lord grant us an attentive ear to hear what the spirit says to the churches in this season in Jesus name, amen.

Heavenly Father, thank You for You love us so much that you sent Your Son to us and when He left, you sent the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us into ALL truth and more especially to the call upon our lives.  Today, we stand our ground as we silence, by the authority in the name of Jesus Christ, every satanic voice through intimidation, killing and fear that has downed or is drowning the voice of the Spirit of the living God in our midst and we declare over our minds, over our land, over the storm, over Nigeria, peace be still, hear ye and give attention to the sound of a gentle whisper from our heavenly Father in Jesus name, Amen.

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Date: 24th of June 2018

Otakada.org Christian Content Count No. 13,871

Engaging God in Conversation Is As Simple As ABC – God Desires to Speak to You and Me Through Many Channels – 1 of 3

Also Included – True Story – Hearing God’s Whisper Helped Mark Batterson Lead Powerful Lawmakers to Their Knees and the simple obedience to Gods voice is revolutionizing his ministry ( See Written Word and In Video below)

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Key Verses To Study, Meditate And Obey:

1 John 2: 27 “But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him”

Habakkuk 2: 1 “I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, And watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected.”

1Sam. 3: 10 “The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” (NIV)

Jonah 3: 1

And the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach and cry out to it the preaching

Jeremiah 33:3 Niv

‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

John 10:27-28

My SHEEP hear my VOICE, and I KNOW them, and they FOLLOW me: And I GIVE unto them eternal life; and they shall NEVER perish, neither shall any man SNATCH them away.

John 14: 15-27

 “If you love me, you will do what I command. 16 I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper[a] to be with you forever. 17 The Helper is the Spirit of truth. The people of the world cannot accept him, because they don’t see him or know him. But you know him. He lives with you, and he will be in you.

18 “I will not leave you all alone like orphans. I will come back to you. 19 In a very short time the people in the world will not see me anymore. But you will see me. You will live because I live. 20 On that day you will know that I am in the Father. You will know that you are in me and I am in you. 21 Those who really love me are the ones who not only know my commands but also obey them. My Father will love such people, and I will love them. I will make myself known to them.”

23 Jesus answered, “All who love me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them. My Father and I will come to them and live with them. 24 But anyone who does not love me does not obey my teaching. This teaching that you hear is not really mine. It is from my Father who sent me.

25 “I have told you all these things while I am with you. 26 But the Helper will teach you everything and cause you to remember all that I told you. This Helper is the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name.

27 “I leave you peace. It is my own peace I give you. I give you peace in a different way than the world does. So don’t be troubled. Don’t be afraid.

Questions: What are the truth you are learning from the above scriptures? If this is true, what commitments can you make to obey in keeping with the truth in the scriptures above? Who would you share these truth with and your commitment for witnessing and accountability purposes?

Introduction – God Desires to Speak to You and Me Through Many Channels

God wants to speak to you and me. He has always desired to commune with us right from the garden of Eden until man sinned. Jesus came to bridge and restore that linkage. Today, ALL of us can engage in conversation with Him. We just need to learn how, just like we learn every other thing in this world.

This communication line can be broken even today as a result of disobedience to Gods instruction through engaging with us by His Holy Spirit, His word in the scriptures and a host of other channels. Listening and acting on instruction requires a heart of FAITH and ability to lower ones, “I can do it or I can handle it” mindset.

It requires that we key into Him 24/7 of the day as we sleep, as we walk, as we engage with the world. Remember, we are first spirit, that can engage with the spirit world, we live in body that engages with the physical world and we have a soul that rule our emotions, records our engages and interpret what we hear and perceive from the two realms. Hence the need to have it renewed continually. It is the battlefield. Guide it with the word continually.

When we pray in the spiritual language, as we receive the Holy Spirit, the mind is boycotted so we don’t start reasoning out what the spirit is saying or praying to the circumstances. In doing so, Gods purpose and counsel is established through our prayers without us even realizing it when we yield ourselves to His Spirit in us.

Key lessons from Monday Ogwuojo Ogbe’s Experiences and In the book, “Engaging with the Supernatural God” at https://shop.otakada.org/product/encounter-engaging-the-supernatural-god-by-monday-ogwuojo-ogbe/: search for paperback and electronic versions also on Amazon and ITunes

It is Ungodly For God Not To Speak Back To His Sons and Daughters Who Desires To Speak To Him.  

– God Is Itching To Speak To You and Me.

– God is Speaking Today through His Holy Spirit that Lives in Born Again Believers.

– God Will Rarely Speak Beyond Our Last Point of Obedience. If we do obey, His voice and our sensitivity to Him gets louder and louder. If we disobey, it grieves His Holy Spirit In Us, If we repent and do what we are told, He returns.

– Just like we learn ABC or learn and understand people and their manners, voice type etc, God’s voice needs to be learned and we need to master it. In the place of prayer, study, meditating and obeying of His word and just plain asking for Him to speak to us on any and every issue. Nothing is a taboo with our maker God.It comes in the place of desire, hunger to hear from the lover of our souls. We must be hungry for it

– There are 4 voices in 4S that will speak to you and me in the course of our lives. The voice of (S)elf, The Voice of (S)urrounding, The Voice of (S)atan and The Voice of the (S)pirit. The one you give attention to Rules.

– Jesus restored the direct link between us and God and now we can speak direct to Him and He speaks direct with us. The Voice of the Spirit can also be relayed through others for confirmation or when we get disobedient, from His word, from painful experiences, to rebuke, to correct, to encourage, to direct, to give warning, to Instruct, to heal, to bring comfort, to judge, and much, much more..

What are the common ways God Speaks to us today ?

a) Seeing A spontaneous mental picture or image prompted by the Holy Spirit.

 It may come as a still or moving picture displayed within the mind It may come as a written word or group of words displayed within the mind It may be instantaneous, or it may develop slowly, like a Polaroid photo It may take practice with a brief period of trial and error learning to determine which images are from Holy Spirit

b) Hearing GodMay speak with an outer audible voice heard physically by your ears (1 Sam 3: 4-10).

God may speak through an inner audible voice that seems very clear and seems to come from within you. God will most often speak with a still small voice in our thoughts (1Kings 19: 11-1) His voice comes from within as a spontaneous thought that interrupts our thoughts It may be just a single word indicating some need. Many people struggle with this ie “was that my thought or was that from the Lord?

c) Feeling GodMay speak to you through inner impressions.

The impression may come as an inner “knowing” The impression may come as an inner peace or as an agitation. Colossians 3: 15 –“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.” ‘Rule’ -NT: 1018 -to be an umpire in a game and blow the whistle; to decide, determine what should happen; to direct, control, rule.The impression or feeling may be ‘release’ or ‘restraint’

d) Inspired Writing – 1 Chronicles 28: 19 “All this,” said David, “the LORD made me understand in writing, by His hand upon me, all the works of these plans.” The Spirit of God gave revelation to David concerning the Temple design God did it by guiding his hand as he wrote ie inspired writing.

We would look at other avenues in our next two series and how the conversation get cut off through our own making.

Let us hear from someone who is actively hearing and responding to Him and how this is transforming His relationship with God

TRUE STORY: Hearing God’s Whisper Helped Mark Batterson Lead Powerful Lawmakers to Their Knees and the simple obedience to Gods voice is revolutionizing his ministry ( See Written Word and In Video below)

EBENEZERS COFFEEHOUSE, Washington — When many churches are dying out as their elderly parishioners pass away, Pastor Mark Batterson’s National Community Church has thousands of members, most of them young.

They own a popular, thriving D.C. coffeehouse. They’re D.C.’s largest church. And as one of the world’s most sought-after conference speakers, Pastor Mark is asked to address crowds all over the planet all the time.  

But he insists this popularity isn’t about what he has to say. It’s more about what he and his team hear. And that’s the theme of his new book, Whisper, which is about the crucial need for believers to hear and listen to God and then do what He says.

‘God Wants to Speak to You’

Outside the church’s Ebenezers Coffeehouse, Pastor Mark told CBN News, “One of my fears as a pastor is that people would relate to God through me. Well, God wants to speak to YOU. And He does it through desires, dreams, doors, people, promptings and pain. And then, of course, through the First Language, Scripture itself. And so I have no doubt God is speaking. The question is: are we listening and is He the loudest voice in our lives?”

Pastor Mark practices what he preaches, which means he’s always trying to listen to the promptings of God and then doing what they say, no matter how challenging they are. Which often gets him into some interesting circumstances, like when he was recently addressing a gathering of senators and congressmen.

He recalled, “As I was speaking, I felt this prompting to have us kneel. Now I didn’t know if that was protocol. You’re talking to a group of senators and congress folk. But I felt like you’ve got to obey those promptings. And when you do, it’s almost like going down the rabbit hole. Then you discover what God can do.  And, man, it turned into a holy moment. Ya know, went off script a little bit, but I think those are the greatest moments in life: things that you can’t really plan for. But if you’re obedient to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, it can turn into something special.”

High and Mighty Lawmakers Hit Their Knees

So what happened when he asked these most powerful of lawmakers to kneel?

“We hit our knees. There was a great response to it. And then just a real time of intercession for this nation,” Pastor Mark remembered. “It’s no secret that we have our fair share of political tensions right now — and listen, here’s the thing:  I don’t think that hitting our knees solves everything. Because you have to draft legislation, you have to do policy and all those kinds of wonderful things. But it’s not a bad place to start — on our knees in the presence of God.”

Pastor Mark has found that sometimes you’ll hear something from God, but then what the Lord says will happen won’t actually happen for decades. As in the case of Pastor Mark’s asthma, which he suffered from his entire life…until recently.

He was beginning a series about moving mountains, asking his people to pray really brave prayers: like asking for something so impossible, only God can make it happen; or praying right through your disappointment as you ask again for something after God has seemingly ignored the same plea hundreds of times before.

Bravest Prayer Gets the Sweetest Answer

“For me, the bravest prayer would be that God would heal my asthma,” Batterson told CBN News.

“It’s my earliest memory: an asthma attack when I was three years old and went to hospital. That routine was repeated time and again. I’ve been hospitalized months if you add it up. I’ve been Code Blue,” he recalled.

“But I believed I had to keep praying, keep asking. And long story short, it’s been 477 days that I have not touched an inhaler. The Lord healed my asthma. So to celebrate it and to validate it, I thought ‘I’m going to run a marathon.’ So October 8th, I ran the Chicago Marathon. I didn’t win it, but I finished it,” he said.

And now Pastor Mark is writing about all this and more in the brand-new book “Whisper,” all about hearing, listening to and following the voice of God.

Conclusion: In this day and age, when everything around us is going ballistics, how on earth can we make a successful trip as pilgrims if we do no engaging with our heavenly father through His Spirit in US? Give it a try today and you will not regret it

Heavenly Father, thank You for You love us so much that you sent Your Son to us and when He left, you sent the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us into ALL truth and more especially for the call upon our lives. Help us to quieten the NOISE around us from Self, Surrounding, Satan and key into the Voice of Your Holy Spirit in Jesus name, Amen.

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Tearing Down Stealth Bondages That Are Shipwrecking Our Relationships. – Mind Game Part 2

 

Tearing Down Stealth Bondages That Are Shipwrecking Our Relationships. – Mind Game Part 2

True Story: Maryam and Tunde’s Relationship Is In The Middle of A Major Storm That Won’t Go Away Except They Take Some Major Steps. Would they?

Discovery Bible Study Scriptures:

John 8:31-32 – If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples and you will know the truth andthe truth will set you free.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical, but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds. In as much as we refute arguments and theories and reasoning and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself against the true knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ.

Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind so that you may prove what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect in His sight for you.

Luke 4:18-19

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners.

Questions: What are the truth you are learning from the above scriptures? If this is true, what commitments can you make to obey in keeping with the truth in the scriptures above? Who would you share these truth with and your commitment for witnessing and accountability purposes?

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As Maryam learnt to use her weapons, she will begin to tear down the stronghold that had been built in her mind. She will know the TRUTH that will set her free. She will see that not all men are her earthly father.  Some are, but many are not. Her husband, is not. Tunde loves her very much..

Let us explore Tunde’s side. Tunde had very serious issues dating back to childhood as well.. Stay connected not to part 2

Tunde’s side of the story…

The other side of the story involves Tunde. He too had problems that are contributing factor that he and Maryam face in their marriage, home, and family.

Tunde should be taking his position as head of the family. God intends for him to be the priest of his home. Tunde is also born again and knows the proper order for family life. He knows that he should not allow his wife to run the household, the finances, the children and him. He knows all this and does not do anything about it except feel defeated and retreat into TV and Sports.

Tunde is hiding from his responsibility because he hates confrontation.

He prefers to take a passive attitude, thinking, “Well, if I just leave this situation alone, perhaps it will work itself out.” Or, he excuses himself by taking real action by saying, “I will pray about it.” Of course,  prayer is good, but not if it is merely a away of avoiding responsibility.

Let me clarify what I mean when I say Tunde should assume his God given position in the home. I don’t mean that he should come like “Mr Macho,” ranting and raving about his authority.

Ephesians 5:25 teaches that a man should love his wife as Christ loved the church. Tunde needs to take his responsibility and with responsibility comes authority.  He should be firm with his wife- Loving but firm. He should reassure Maryam that though she was hurt as a child, and she releases herself to God through trusting Him, she will gain confidence that not all men are like her father was.

Tunde should be doing a lot of things; but like Maryam, he also has “mindset” that open the door for the devil to hold him captive. There is also a battle going on in Tunde’s mind. Like Maryam, he was verbally abused in his childhood. His domineering mother had a sharp tongue and frequently said hurtful things to him, things like: “Tunde, you are just a mess; you will never amount to anything.” Tunde tried had to please his mother because he craved her approval ( As all children do} ; But the harder he tried, the more mistakes he made. He had a habit of been clumsy.  Of course, he dropped things because he was trying so hard to please that it made him nervous, and so he defeated his purpose.

He also experienced some unfortunate rejection from children with whom he desired to be friends.  This type of things happen to most of us at some times in our lives, but it devastated Tunde because he already felt rejected by his mother.

And there was a girl whom he really liked in his early high school years who rejected him for another boy. By the time all of this had tailed up in Tunde’s life and the devil had worked on him , building strongholds in his mind for years and years, Tunde simply had no courage to be anything but quiet, shy, and withdrawn.

Tunde is low key type person who simply chooses not to make waves. For years he had been having thoughts directed into him that goes something like this: “There is no point in telling anyone what you thing; they won’t listen anyway. You wants people to accept you, you just need to go along with whatever they want.”

The few times he tried to stand his ground on an issue, it seems that he always ended up losing, so he finally decided that confrontation wasn’t worth the effort.

“ I am going to lose anyway in the end, “ he reasoned, “ so why even start anything?” .

With Tunde and Maryam’s conflicting problems, it is not too had to imagine what their home life is like. Remember, there was a lot of strife. Strife isn’t always open warfare. Many time, strife is an angry undercurrent in the home that everyone knows is there, but nobody deals with it. The atmosphere is terrible and the devil loves it!

What will happen to Tunde and Maryam and their children? Will they make it? They are Christians and it be a shame to see their marriage fail and their family ruined. Actually, though, it is up to them.  John 8:31-32 will be a key scripture in their decision. If they continue to study Gods word, they will know the truth and acting on the truth will set them free. But they must each face the truth about themselves and their past as God reveals it to them.

The truth is always revealed through the word; but sadly; people don’t always accept it. It is a painful process to face or faults and deal with them. Generally speaking, people justify misbehavior. They allow the past and how they were raised to negatively affect the rest of their lives.

Our past may explain why we are suffering, but we must not use it as excuse to stay in bondage.

Everyone is without excuse because Jesus always stand ready to fulfil His promise to set the captives free. He will work us across the finished line of victory in any area if we are willing to go all the way through it with him.

Happy Father’s Day!

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Tearing Down Stealth Bondages That Are Shipwrecking Our Relationships. – Mind Game Part 1

True Story: Maryam and Tunde’s Relationship Is In The Middle of A Major Storm That Won’t Go Away Except They Take Some Major Steps. Would they?

Discovery Bible Study Scriptures:

John 8:31-32 – If you abide in my words, you are truly my disciples and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical, but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds. In as much as we refute arguments and theories and reasoning and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself against the true knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ.

Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind so that you may prove what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect in His sight for you.

Luke 4:18-19

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners.

Questions: What are the truth you are learning from the above scriptures? If this is true, what commitments can you make to obey in keeping with the truth in the scriptures above? Who would you share these truth with and your commitment for witnessing and accountability purposes?

INTRODUCTION TO MARYAM AND TUNDE’S WORLD – Could be similar to yours or mine so pay attention:

Maryam and her husband, Tunde, are not enjoying a happy marriage. There so much strife between them all the time. They are both angry, bitter and resentful. The have two children who are being affected by the problems in the house. The strife is showing up in their schoolwork and behavior. One of the children is having stomach problems caused by nerves.

Maryam’s problem is that she does not want to let Tunde be the head of their home. She is bossy, she wants to make all the decisions, handle the finances, and discipline the children. She wants to work so she will have her “own” money. She is independent, loud, demanding, and a nag.

About now you may be thinking, “I’ve got her answer. She needs to know Jesus. “She does know Him! Maryam received Jesus as her Savior five years ago – three years after she and Tunde married.

“Do you mean there hasn’t been a change in Maryam since receiving Jesus as Savior?”

Yes, there have been change. She believes she is going to heaven even though her bad behavior cause her to constant condemnation. She has hope now. Before she met Jesus, she was miserable and hopeless; now she is just miserable.

Maryam knows that her attitude is wrong. She wants to change. She has received counselling from two people. And she gets in almost every prayer line, asking for victory over anger, rebellion, unforgiveness, resentment and bitterness. Why hasn’t she seen much improvement?

The answer is found in Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind so that you may prove what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect in His sight for you.

WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF MARYAM’S PROBLEMS? – MIND GAME?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryam has stronghold in her mind. Serious mind game that got initiated at childhood. They have been there for years. She doesn’t even understand how they got there. She know she should not be rebellious, bossy and nagging, etc., But she doesn’t know how to change her nature. It seems she simply reacts in a certain situation in unseemly way because she can’t control her actions.

Maryam can’t control her action because she doesn’t control her thoughts. She doesn’t control her thoughts because there are strongholds in her mind that the devils sets up early in her life.

Satan begins to initiate his well laid plans and to sow his deliberate deception at a very young age. In Maryam’s case, her problem started long ago in childhood. As a child, Maryam had a very domineering father who often spanked her just because he was in a bad mood. If she makes one wrong move, he will vent his anger on her. For she suffered helplessly as her father mistreat her and her mother. He was disrespectful in all His ways to his wife and daughter. Maryam’s brother, however, could do no wrong. It seems as if he was favored just because he was a boy.

By the time she was sixteen, Maryam had been brainwashed for years by satan who had told her lies that went something like this: “Men really think they are something. They are all alike; you can’t trust them. They would hurt you and take advantage of you. If you are a man, you have got it made in life. You can do anything you want. You can order people around, be the boss, treat people anyway you please, and nobody (especially not wives or daughters) can do anything about it.”

As a result, Maryam’s mind was resolved: “When I get away from here, nobody is ever going to push me around again!”

Satan was already waging on the battlefield of her mind. Play those thoughts over and over again in your head a hundred thousand times or more over a period of ten years, and see if you are ready to get married and become a sweet, submissive, adoring wife.  Even if by some miracle you should want to be , you won’t know how. This is the kind of mess in which Maryam finds herself today. What can she do? What can any of us do in such a situation?

REMEDY TO MARYAM’S CASE AND LESSONS FOR US:

 

 

How do we win the truth over the lies of Satan? Lets DO Discovery Bible Study on John 8:31-32 – If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical, but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds. In as much as we refute arguments and theories and reasoning and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself against the true knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ.

Our weapon is the word used in various ways as Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians, our weapons are not canal weapons; they are spiritual. We need spiritual weapons because we are fighting master spirits, yes, even the devil himself.  Even Jesus used the weapons of the word in the wilderness to defeat the devil, Luke 4:1-13.  Each time the devil lied to Him, Jesus responded with, “It is written,” and quoted him the word

SUMMARY Part 1:

As Maryam learnt to use her weapons, she will begin to tear down the stronghold that had been built in her mind. She will know the TRUTH that will set her free. She will see that not all men are her earthly father.  Some are, but many are not. Her husband, is not. Tunde loves her very much..

Next Week, we would look at Tunde’s side. Tunde had very serious issues dating back to childhood as well.. Stay connected to part 2

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BEING FAITHFUL

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VERSEs…

”It is required of stewards that a man be found faithful” (I Corinthians 4:2)

Proverbs 3:3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

Questions: What truth are you learning from above scriptures? What commitments can you make to obey? Who would you share these with this week?

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST STORY…

In the book Second Calling, Dale Bourke writes that years ago, she attended a conference. When it was over, her friend Bruce offered her a ride to the airport. As they were about to leave, another man asked if he could join them. As they drove away from the hotel, she and Bruce asked the man where he worked, and he mentioned a Christian organization. Bruce said, “I have fond memories of that group, because I attended a retreat of theirs one time, and that’s where I became a Christian. It was in 1972 in New Hampshire.” Bruce went on to explain that eventually his whole family became Christians and went into Christian work. His sister was a Wycliffe missionary and Bruce himself became publisher of a major Christian publishing house, which brought many significant Christian books to the public.

Bruce finished the story with a flourish saying that the retreat had had worldwide impact when you think about it. The man was silent. Dale and Bruce though that maybe they were boring him. Then the stranger quietly said, “I led that retreat. It was my first time as a conference leader, and I felt like a total failure. Until this moment, I have always believed it was one of the biggest failures of my life.” Dale Bourke wrote, “What had seemed like the simple act of offering a ride to a stranger had turned into a powerful reminder that God uses our efforts whether we realize it or not. I may spend the rest of my life doing things that don’t seem at all successful. Yet only God knows the purpose. I am called simply to be faithful.”

SECOND STORY…

 

 

 

 

Marvel Comics’ “Black Panther” began its ride to breaking box office records long before it hit theater screens on February 15, 2018. 

Actor Chadwick Boseman is commandingly impressive as T’Challa, the Black Panther. But critics and audiences are also singing the praises of Letitia Wright, who plays his sister and Wakanda’s princess, Shuri.  For the 24-year-old actress, the movie role is an answer to a prayer she began praying as a child. As a pre-teen, the acting bug bit Wright when she watched fellow Black Panther star Angela Basset and Keke Palmer in the movie “Akeelah and the Bee.” Bassett is playing the mother of T’Challa and the young princess in Black Panther. “It is a full circle moment,” Wright said in a recent interview. Letitia Michelle Wright is a British actress. Beginning in 2011, she has played in roles in several British TV series, including Top Boy, Coming Up, Chasing Shadows, the Doctor

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POINT…

Right now, you may feel like a failure in what you’re doing. Just be faithful. It’s not your job to figure out if what you do (or what you did in the past) matters. That’s the work of the Spirit. Your job is to do your part. Doing what we are called to do is the point.

If it is prayer, pray. If it is singing, cry your heart out. If it is writing, be the best. If it is preaching, be an instrument in His hands. If an Usher, do it joyfully.

Are you a mother, father, son, daughter, sister, brother, uncle, nephew, grand mum and grand dad, just be faithful in whatever you are called to do. Full score card might not be received here. Just do your part and leave the rest to Him.

Shalom!

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3rdof June 2018
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Title – Accepting Others In Love Could Transform The World Around Us – What Will Jesus Do?

Scriptures for Discovery: “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves” (Romans 12:10)

“Accept Others Just As Christ Accepted You” Romans 15:7

1Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Philippians 2:1-5 

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Phil 2_1-5

True Stories: Read and watch video on how Paul (A), Miss Connie (B) display acceptance to their students with lasting impacts! And See Partnership Opportunities with Otakada.org (C)

A) Paul Tournier was a brilliant thinker and writer, and an influential Christian therapist during his time.

Doctors from around the world traveled to his home in Switzerland to learn from him. He wrote, “It is a little embarrassing for students to come over and study my ‘techniques.’ They always go away disappointed, because all I do is accept people.”

B)Miss Connie help Jazal Discovers True Peace and Identity

“Everything that we did and everything that we believed built on that foundation of knowing who we are as Muslims.”

Jazal grew up in a family who demanded strict adherence to the Koran and Islamic faith. For her, it was the only way to earn her parents’ love.

“I believed staying true to Islam was something that my parents and I would bond over. So, if I did as they requested for me to do, like going to the mosque with them and participating in Ramadan fasting, it would bring us closer.”

But none of those things brought Jazal’s family closer together. In fact, her parents fought constantly.

“Sometimes I would wake up and I would have to leave the house with my mom in the middle of the night. I could go to bed thinking everything is fine and wake up the next morning and it was disaster.”

As for Jazal, her prayers to Allah offered little comfort.

“Allah seemed just really distant from me and didn’t really feel as though I was being listened to. I felt more of like I was going through the motions, not really feeling anything in return from God, any love or support or hope. I wanted that peace that people keep talking about that Islam represents and I didn’t ever feel that.”

When Jazal was a senior in high school, her father ended the marriage and her mother started a new family.

‘“After I went through all that with my family, I just kind of felt like I wasn’t worthy of any affection or love. And so, I looked for it from my parents and didn’t get it. And it kind of was a reminder, ‘Hey, Jazal, you’re not that –you’re not that great. If you were great your family wouldn’t have left you behind.’ The thought of the future, even the thought of tomorrow, the very next day, would just bring me into a panic because I just never knew what was going to happen.”’

During college, she started working part-time at a private school. By then, Jazal’s anxiety was triggering debilitating panic attacks.

“Imagine you see a car about to hit you that’s not slowing down or trying to stop. It was just like that but all the time. I thought that I was going to die. My heart rate would just increase. I would start sweating and just, I felt darkness. Like a dark cloud over my head.”

During those times, it wasn’t Allah that gave Jazal comfort; it was the school’s administrator, Connie, who was a Christian.

‘“Whenever I would have panic attacks at work, she would pray with me. I would feel a lot of peace, and I never felt that way when I finished praying my Islamic prayers. I was like, ‘What is Miss Connie doing–what does she have that I don’t have? Whatever it is, I want it.”’

Connie invited her to church, but what Jazal saw and heard there wasn’t what she expected.

‘“During that service, I learned about atonement, how Jesus died for our sins. As a Muslim, I didn’t really even understand why Jesus had died. It was just kinda like, ‘Hmm, maybe this is true.’ It gave me something extra to think about. Parts of the Koran were already wrong about what Christians believed, so it wasn’t representing Christianity in its truth, so it just kind of made me question a lot, a lot more.”’

Jazal wrestled with her doubts. A few days later, she had the worst panic attack she’d ever experienced

‘“I was like, “Maybe I should try what Miss Connie did. Maybe I should try praying. So, I started off, you know, praying like she did. I tried to model her prayer and say some of the words that I remembered her saying. When I did that, I remember seeing this huge flash of light in front of my face and it was kind of like when you close your eyes and you look at the sun, that orangey glow, seeing that flash of light and feeling an overwhelming huge wave of just peace and love. And I fell immediately asleep and sleep was the last thing on my mind.”’

When she woke up the next morning, Jazal opened a Bible she had received as a gift and began reading it front to back. 

“What I found in there was just so much peace. In Isaiah forty-nine, it mentions how God is so loving that even if a mother forgets about their child or abandons their child, that God will never abandon you and that your name is written on his hand. And I very much identified with that, and knowing that God loved me and cared about me in that way, that was something unique to me that I’d never had any sort of inkling about. So, God really showed up, when I needed him the most.”

Over the next few weeks, Jazal studied and compared sources until she was convinced that Jesus is the son of God.

‘“I really came to the knowledge of, ok, Jesus claimed to be God, and if this is true what are the implications of that? The resurrection is not just mentioned in the Bible, the crucifixion isn’t just mentioned in the Bible. There’s historical accounts outside of the bible. That really resonated with me. And knowing that there is history behind it tells me that there’s truth in that.  I just said, ‘God, I accept that you are who you say you are. I accept that you’re Jesus and I accept that you are God. And I am sorry for the things that I’ve done that have hurt your heart. I’m just so glad that you’ve brought me to the knowledge of who you are. And I accept you as my God.’ And that was the day that, you know, after that, never again panic in any sort of way. Never again.”’

Today, Jazal shares her new faith with confidence.

“I want everything that I do and I say to represent him, and that gives me such an amazing purpose in life. Because I’m God’s representative here. I get to be his hands and feet and show other people what God’s like and just like Miss Connie showed me, the love of Jesus through her actions and through her prayers with me, I can now do that for other people.”

Jazal also says knowing God cares for her has changed everything.

“Instead of me being fearful for tomorrow, I embrace it and I am running into it. I can no longer think that I’m worthless because if my name is written on God’s hand, as Isaiah forty-nine mentions, then that means that he cares immensely about me, and he’s always thinking about me, and so I need to always think about him.”

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