*Contentment*
God took His time to create you perfectly. Be content with how you look but be discontent with how people want you to look. 
*Truth to Heaven Quote*

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IT IS HIS MERCY ALONE

*”It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not*. *They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness*”.

_Lam. 3:22-23KJV_

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God is an inexhaustible fountain of mercy, the Father of mercies. We all owe it to the sparing mercy of God that we are not consumed. Others have been consumed round about us, and we ourselves have been in the consuming, and yet we are not consumed. Had we been dealt with according to our sins, we should have been consumed long ago; but we have been dealt with according to God’s mercies, and we are bound to acknowledge it to his praise.

The church of God is like Moses’ bush, burning, yet not consumed; whatever hardships it has met with, or may meet with, it’s still in the hands of the sovereign God. It is persecuted of men, but not forsaken of God, and therefore, though it is cast down, yet not  despoiled, refined in the furnace as silver, but not consumed as dross. 

The Lord is righteous in His mercy; if we’ve received it, it’s actually for a purpose. He had been gracious unto us, waiting for us each moment to love Him and walk in His ways. 

 Verily, His goodness and mercy follow those who acknowledge Him in all their ways and obey His precepts. 

_”COME, Thou Fount of every blessing,_ 

_Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;_ 

_Streams of mercy, never ceasing,_

_Call for songs of loudest praise.”_

(Hymn) 

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*PRAYER*: Lord Jesus, thank you for your mercies and grace. Please help me to live according to your words in your name I pray. 

 *AMEN* 

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LOOK FORWARD

👉VERSE: _”Remember Lot’s wife”_(Luke 17:32)

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God’s liberation plan was to usher Lot’s family into freedom and not to plunge them into disaster. However, Lot’s wife didn’t see the need to follow God’s directives and stay safe. Unafraid of what lied behind her, she turned to look back probably to be passionate about the loss of wealth she had to lose. Eventually, she turned into a pillar of salt. 

A bed can fly at a high altitude only when it is very light enough for the air to carry it away. Christians are called to leave every thing worldly behind, only if we are willing to enter the Kingdom of God. God is telling us not to look back for the pleasures and belongings of this world. Focused and forward looking must we be. Once we have decided to follow Jesus, there is no need for us to turn back or allow backsliders to kick us from God.
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*PRAYER*: Lord Jesus, help me to follow you without turning back in Jesus name. *AMEN*

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CHEAP OBJECTIONS FROM THE CHAMBERS OF SATAN

👉VERSE: _”But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”_(Matthew 4:4)

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The devil has the “sole expertise” in championing a contradictory agenda towards the live and active mouthpiece of God. *Greatest among the crimes to be committed on the face of the earth isn’t murder or any other: it is the waging of rebellion against the Scriptures by questioning its sovereignty, and vainly  usurping the holiness of God with objections and lies. That is highly impossible. The WORD of GOD is a constitution of guiding principles meant for us. This Holy Word has already lived the kind of life which we ought to live according to the expectations of God which necessitated its unedited and unrevised establishment.* _”For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.”_(Psalm 119:89)
*Satan knows that this WORD is so firmly rooted that his fruitless and futile schemes cannot overthrow its authority. However, he tries to make use of inferior and  opposing tactics to object what the absolute truth is, and he does so by suggesting other irrelevant things to disrupt your focus.* A summary of such objections are found in the form of lusts of the flesh and the pride of life. These are the more reasons why people are unable to respond to the  spiritual and outward demands of holiness. Through bad counsel and personal limitations, the devil makes the pride of life and lusts of the flesh highly sought after, and they only compete with the Watchword for nothing at the end.


He has no other strategy apart from the deception, which leads to the  occupation of what isn’t needful to us. We know Jesus Christ to be the embodiment of knowledge and wisdom, who cannot be corrected or brought into rectitude. He could have turned the stone into bread as the devil suggested, provided  it wasn’t going to be a sin against God. His quotation was an indication to the devil that he had already lost the battle which the Word of God foresaw to take place at the time. The designs of the devil are to deceive you to follow his wayward projections (Jeremiah 17:23). *Quote to defeat him and stay safe.*
*While ignorance of the law isn’t an excuse to be given by an offender, so is the devil raising all caliber of objections through the suggestions of evil friends and personal addictions to carnal freedom. His target is to make you violate the divine constitution of God for humankind. Our recognition of the WRITTEN WORD will apprise us to know that our well being and purpose for being in existence has already been in the blueprint of God since time immemorial.*

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*PRAYER*: Heavenly Father, may my whole life be without objection to your WORD in Jesus name. *AMEN*

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OUR FULFILLMENT OF THE WRITTEN WORD

👉VERSE: _”But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”_(Matthew 4:4)

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Have you ever cared to know why and how our Lord Jesus Christ lived on earth without ever sinning? Every where He went, He was doing good, healing the sick and exorcising demons from those who believed in Him, raising the dead and above all, preaching the WORD OF GOD as the daily manual and manna  for every creature. His heart was hooked to the observance of God’s perfect ordinance behind creation (Luke 4:18). 

Right from the foundation of the world, the Word of God was passed by the God of all flesh, to command absolute obedience from all creatures. *The sea never stretches beyond its boundaries, naturally demarcated by the shores because that has been the decree from the Creator of the universe, and it shall governs it until the world comes to an end. Animals naturally crave for food when they are hungry, and the sun rises and falls, culminating in the formation of day and night, to observe the supernatural order of God (Genesis 8:22).*


Analysing the power of God’s WORD with the common examples mentioned above, one can say that Jesus Christ couldn’t have done any thing contrary to all that pertained to the fulfillment of the Scripture. His frequent quotation of the Scriptures, was to give reasons for what He was doing, and also to teach us that every single conduct of ours must go by an acceptable precedence from the Word of God. 

*If Christ Jesus didn’t deviate from fulfilling the Scriptures, then we as His followers have no excuse to living perniciously against the instituted Word of His  unending authority.* Our authority comes from the Word and the more we find ourselves in it, the more we remain in the Way foretold by God as the right path to where we eternally belong.

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*PRAYER*: Lord, may your grace help me to live by your written Word in Jesus name. *AMEN*

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REJOICE IN THE LORD

👉VERSE: _”Rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth;*_ (1Corinthians 13:6)

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 _”It is a great thing to serve the Lord,(3×)

Walk in the light of God. Oh walk walk walk walk walk in the light(3×)

Walk in the light of God._”

God gave us our Lord Jesus Christ to pay the price for our eternal happiness. There happens to be a break and shift from the state of iniquity to an infinite realm of joy. Truth is Christ. He is the initiator and originator of our joy. People of the world take delight in so many evil practices to find satisfaction for their souls but that isn’t how a Christian needs to define happiness. 
In these days, the youth are thronging after fashion, worldly movies and songs, fornication, football, patronization of dancehall programs and many other iniquitous associations for excitement. The world is out of bounds. It cannot promise you the real joy which you can only find in Christ. Be happy to be a Christian even when you are mocked for being an outmoded follower of Christ (Nehemiah 8:10).
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*PRAYER*: Lord, let my joy be complete in you. *AMEN*

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WAIT FOR THE PROMISE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (II)

{ACTS 1:4-8}

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Currently, the genuine power by which people work wonders, is limited as compared to the Apostolic era. Do we sometimes feel like serving God under the same unction with which Peter worked for God? I pray that this will become your portion in Jesus name (Acts 10:44-46). When the Spirit of God came upon the Apostles, they functioned to the satisfaction of God, and many believers bore the fruit of the Spirit which through the Apostles, got them endued.

Believe that the Spirit of God at work can heal the sick (1Corinthians 12:1-12, Galatians 5:22-25). Wherever the Word was preached, miracles followed. On the other hand, in the aftermath of the apostolic age, saw some elements of coldness in the spiritual realm due to sin on the part of believers (Joel 1:4,7). Desires of the flesh began to penetrate or find their way into the Body of Christ while it shouldn’t have been so. Today, people come to Church because they need to be present to the notice of others: but in actual fact, one’s spiritual attention is disrupted.

A number of Church leaders seek to replace the departed power of the Holy Spirit with familiar spirits as Saul did (1Samuel 28:7-10). Whenever the love to work for God begins to drop, know that the caterpillars and cankerworms have entered into the “sweet part” of your devotedness to serve God. Don’t allow your flesh to condone with the devil, nor with doctrines of demons to win your heart. *If the Spirit of God is vanishing from you, then it implies or portends that you are lacking the sunshine which aids a tree in its process of photosynthesis* (Joel 1:16). Eventually, such souls become *professors(vain talkers) of the Christian faith* instead of being *possessors of the Spirit therein.*
 

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*PRAYER*: Holy Spirit, rain down upon me. I need your infilling for the  satisfaction of my soul in Jesus name. *AMEN*

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