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June 17, 2018

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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?

SUMMARY from Part 1: Click link http://www.otakada.org/tearing-down-stealth-bondages-that-are-shipwrecking-our-relationships-mind-game-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..

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!

Monday Ogwuojo Ogbe  e-missions at Otakada.org

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June 15, 2018

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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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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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