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Date : 1st of April 2018
Yes, Jesus Died, has Risen and Sits at the Right Hand of God in GLORY. The One Million Dollar or Naira Question Is, “what then does that mean to ME and YOU as Christians?”
Discipleship 101 in the marketplace 5022 of 7000 – The obedient disciples of
Christ are hardworking, productive LABORERS for Gods kingdom.
John 12:20-21 There were some Greeks in town who had come up to worship at the Feast. They approached Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee: “Sir, we want to see Jesus. Can you help us?”
22-23 Philip went and told Andrew. Andrew and Philip together told Jesus. Jesus answered, “Time’s up. The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
24-25 “Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than a grain of wheat. But if it is buried, it sprouts and reproduces itself many times over. In the same way, anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it forever, real and eternal.
26 “If any of you wants to serve me, then follow me. Then you’ll be where I am, ready to serve at a moment’s notice. The Father will honor and reward anyone who serves me.
Comment: Let us read above scripture several times over meditatively and using other versions if possible to gain clarity. What are we learning from above scripture in relation to being a Christian and what Jesus desires of us? Is it possible I have missed the plot as a follower of Christ? What amendment(s) and commitment(s) can I make in the place of consecration or separation and service unto the Lord as a LABORER in the vineyard? Am I really ready to be a LABORER for Jesus, daily going to construction site of the earth and being paid the least,but doing most of the work? Can I do something that does not benefit me directly,but for the benefit of others who are unappreciative, insultive, and still do it wholeheartedly anyways? In doing that, am I willing to die, real death in the process ? This is what Jesus did and is calling all of us disciples ( laborers) to do in comfort and discomfort. This is what we call Christianity. May He find me you and I faithfully planting the seed in the harvest field of life as a faithful follower of Jesus Christ in Jesus name, amen.
P.S – How about you? Don’t abide alone, don’t die a lone Christian for whom Jesus died. Go and multiply yourself till Jesus returns. Happy Resurrection Sunday.
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GOOD FRIDAY? How can the death of someone special be a good day that warrants celebration?
Discipleship 101 in the marketplace 5021 of 7000 – The obedient disciples of
Christ dies daily to self to be effective in the supreme call over all disciples of Christ. The place of death, is the place of increase and multiplication of fruits and more seeds. The place a disciple is alive is the place of stunted growth, corrupt fruits and seeds.
23 But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.
25 He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.
32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”
23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.25 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?26 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.
Comment: 2000 plus years ago, Gods seed was killed and buried but on the third day, He resurrected. Despite intense persecution against the WAY all through history, that single seed is still speaking life and bringing to life billions in darkness and death who are then bringing forth more seeds and harvest into the kingdom. God’s wisdom is foolishness to the world.
Lord, I receive grace to die to self daily as I follow You for effectiveness in the place of multiplication and increase of godly seeds in the earth in Jesus name, amen.
Are you willing and ready to die to self daily or just when it is convenient?
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How can I Tell I Am A Lukewarm Christian That Is Going Nowhere? Lets read the letter to the Laodicea church followed by 18 indicators that will help us look ourselves in the mirror and make necessary amends as we celebrate this Easter the one to whom we must give account of our pilgrimage.
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Discipleship 101 in the marketplace 5020 of 7000 – The obedient disciple of Christ in the marketplace leaves no room for lukewarmness. Lukewarmness makes us indecisive. Lukewarmness is a fence position in the realm of the spirit and that is the enemy’s territory.
James 4: 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
Revelation 3:14 And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the trusty and faithful and true Witness, the Origin and Beginning andAuthor of God’s creation:
15 I know your [record of] works and what you are doing; you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot!
16 So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth!
17 For you say, I am rich; I have prospered and grown wealthy, and I am in need of nothing; and you do not realize and understand that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.
18 Therefore I counsel you to purchase from Me gold refined and tested by fire, that you may be [truly] wealthy, and white clothes to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nudity from being seen, and salve to put on your eyes, that you may see.
19 Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince andreprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest andburning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude].
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me.
21 He who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant him to sit beside Me on My throne, as I Myself overcame (was victorious) and sat down beside My Father on His throne.
22 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the [Holy] Spirit says to the assemblies (churches).
Here are 18 indicators of lukewarmness. Lets look at the mirror and see if we fit into the warning to the church in Laodicea. Lets BEGIN!
Prayer: Oh Lord God, I earnestly do not want to be part of these 18 classes above, as I make a solemn commitment today to stay out. As You see my willingness, help me to stay completely true to You and set me on fire for You in Jesus name, amen. How about You? Commitment to Christ and His standard signifies to Him that I am ready, willing and need help. He will then release the needed grace to do as anticipated. Are you sincerely willing? May He meet you today at this point of need in this easter season.
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Can I keep part of my old self and part of the new or do I need to be whole faithfully? The Church in Philadelphia had something for every church to mirror
Discipleship 101 in the marketplace 5019 of 7000 – The obedient disciples of
Christ knows that failing in one is failing in all. God looks at our total being to see if we are wholehearted towards Him.
7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”:8 “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.13 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’
James 2 :1-4 My dear friends, don’t let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, Christ-originated faith. If a man enters your church wearing an expensive suit, and a street person wearing rags comes in right after him, and you say to the man in the suit, “Sit here, sir; this is the best seat in the house!” and either ignore the street person or say, “Better sit here in the back row,” haven’t you segregated God’s children and proved that you are judges who can’t be trusted?
5-7 Listen, dear friends. Isn’t it clear by now that God operates quite differently? He chose the world’s down-and-out as the kingdom’s first citizens, with full rights and privileges. This kingdom is promised to anyone who loves God. And here you are abusing these same citizens! Isn’t it the high and mighty who exploit you, who use the courts to rob you blind? Aren’t they the ones who scorn the new name—”Christian”—used in your baptisms?
8-11 You do well when you complete the Royal Rule of the Scriptures: “Love others as you love yourself.” But if you play up to these so-called important people, you go against the Rule and stand convicted by it. You can’t pick and choose in these things, specializing in keeping one or two things in God’s law and ignoring others. The same God who said, “Don’t commit adultery,” also said, “Don’t murder.” If you don’t commit adultery but go ahead and murder, do you think your non-adultery will cancel out your murder? No, you’re a murderer, period.
12-13 Talk and act like a person expecting to be judged by the Rule that sets us free. For if you refuse to act kindly, you can hardly expect to be treated kindly. Kind mercy wins over harsh judgment every time.
Prayer: Spirit of the living God, help us, your church to be whole faithfully unto the Lord in Jesus name, amen
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Lord, You mean a church can just die out and you permit it, ain’t we supposed to be engraved in the palm of your hands? The church at Sardis ignored warning and died of her own choosing.
Discipleship 101 in the marketplace 5018 of 7000 – The obedient disciples of
Christ must be fruitful and productive unto the Lord knowing the mind of Christ that anything that is not fruitful or productive as it concerns the kingdom is permitted and set aside for decay, die a natural death or perishes.
19 And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Immediately the fig tree withered away.20 And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither away so soon?”
James 1:2-4 Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
1 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God.3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.4 You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.6 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’
Comment : The “dead” church The church at Sardis was described as being “dead” (3:1). It appeared to be alive – had “a reputation of being alive” – looked spiritually vibrant on the outside – but was spiritually lifeless. There is nothing in scripture that says once saved, forever saved. This a lie to cause Christians to live compromised lives. God will be unjust to permit enthronement of wickedness and iniquity in His body without doing something about it. Heaven will be filled with overcomers and not fly by night Church goers who are not committed to Jesus Christ in thought, words and deeds.
Heavenly Father, I desire to be constantly productive and fruitful in your kingdom, help me to so do for You are no respecter of persons but only those who obey you totally in Jesus name, amen.
How about you? How productive and fruitful are you? Let’s make amends TODAY tomorrow might be TOO late.
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How resolute is my allegiance to God ? Let’s get a glimpse at the compromising Church in Thyatira.
Discipleship 101 in the marketplace 5017 of 7000 – The obedient disciples of
Christ does not compromise with the aim of pleasing people or avoiding disagreement.
18 Write this to Thyatira, to the Angel of the church. God’s Son, eyes pouring fire-blaze, standing on feet of furnace-fired bronze, says this:
19 “I see everything you’re doing for me. Impressive! The love and the faith, the service and persistence. Yes, very impressive! You get better at it every day.
20-23 “But why do you let that Jezebel who calls herself a prophet mislead my dear servants into Cross-denying, self-indulging religion? I gave her a chance to change her ways, but she has no intention of giving up a career in the god-business. I’m about to lay her low, along with her partners, as they play their sex-and-religion games. The bastard offspring of their idol-whoring I’ll kill. Then every church will know that appearances don’t impress me. I x-ray every motive and make sure you get what’s coming to you.
24-25 “The rest of you Thyatirans, who have nothing to do with this outrage, who scorn this playing around with the Devil that gets paraded as profundity, be assured I’ll not make life any harder for you than it already is. Hold on to the truth you have until I get there.
26-28 “Here’s the reward I have for every conqueror, everyone who keeps at it, refusing to give up: You’ll rule the nations, your Shepherd-King rule as firm as an iron staff, their resistance fragile as clay pots. This was the gift my Father gave me; I pass it along to you—and with it, the Morning Star!
29 “Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches.”
Comment: The church in Thyatira had love, faith, persistence and service but a very strong desire to carry everybody along. They were a compromising church .This is very subtle position to be in and requires the searchlight of the Holy Spirit to expose falsehood from truth. That church was wiped out.
Lord purify my heart , cause my motive for serving you to be motivated by undivided loyalty, lacking compromises in Jesus name, amen
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