Death is scary! No matter how old you are, you will never be ready. It separates us from what we know and it takes us to territory unknown. When death comes knocking, nobody is able to stand strong and face it alone. No matter how tall or short you are, no matter how rich or poor you may be, no matter how big or how skinny you may fancy yourself, a day of reckoning will beckon and you will answer to death’s call alone. Nobody can stand against death for you, you have to do it yourself. We all have to face him alone at some point in our lives and only Jesus can face him because he already won the battle against him. Continue reading “Speak Faith on Your Death Bed”
God does not want the death of sinners nor does he want anybody to go to hell or die in their sins. That is the reason why Jesus came to save the world from our sins. That is why God is patient and long-suffering. He is patiently waiting for the lost and He wants them in His kingdom. However, it can be difficult for Christians who have accepted this truth but their loved ones are yet to embrace the truth. My brother is a perfect example of this situation. He was brought up in a Christian home with Christian values but he has since turned his back on those things that gave him life as a child. He is currently lost and searching in life and I have been praying for his salvation for a while now. I love my brother despite his attitude towards the gospel and I will continue to pray for him, declare the scriptures over him until he has a change of heart. I know God loves my brother and He is waiting for him to call out for mercy so that he too can receive a pardon for his sins. But until my brother is ready and willing to take the next step into freedom, I will do my part by praying for him until he gives his life to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Continue reading “Biblical Declarations of Salvation for Your Loved Ones”
Staying in faith can be quite a struggle for new Christians. Sometimes we can be easily swayed with words that make us turn our backs on God. Other times we are faced with so much hardship that we run back to our old ways of living life and at other times, we are simply persecuted for turning our backs on religion and embracing a relationship with God. In all our struggle to staying faith in Christ however, backslide from our newly found faith in Christ. Begum Bilquis Sheikh was a new Christian who converted from Islam to Christianity and in her book, I dared to call him father, she narrated her story of family exclusions, community condemnations, death threats and several attempts to dissuade her from her newly found faith in Christ. Her journey to becoming a fully fledged Christian was not at all that smooth. Yet she persisted in her faith and she followed Christ with all her heart, her mind and with all her might. Had she not been convinced of her call to Christ, she would have crumbled under pressure and she would have lost her faith entirely. Continue reading “15 Days Biblical Declarations for New Christians to Stay in Faith”
Not admitting personal wrongdoings is an act the world is accustomed to and you will be forgiven to think that such behaviour does not exist among Christians. Unfortunately, Christians do struggle with this unethical behaviour too. It started from the beginning when Adam blamed Eve for giving him the forbidden fruit to eat and Eve, in turn, blamed the crafty serpent for playing a trick on her (Genesis 1: 12-13). The truth is, despite having accepted Christ as personal Lord and saviour, Christians still struggle with the flesh until the mind is completely renewed and life is transformed in Christ Jesus (Romans 12:2). Continue reading “Confess the Word When Struggling To Admit Personal Wrongdoings”
Repentance is not for sinners only, it is for new Christians, mature Christians and everybody who is capable and willing to admit personal wrongdoings (James 5:15, Ephesians 5:11), accept own responsibilities (Romans 14:10) and make peace with God and man. Though we live in a world where people hardly admit wrongdoings, this is not the Christian way of living life in abundance. The Christian lifestyle would be to realise personal mistakes, admit wrongdoings, repent and refrain from repeating the same mistakes again. In the history of Christianity, Ash Wednesday has been consecrated for such an act of repentance. Continue reading “Say a Prayer of Repentance on Ash Wednesday”
Walking alone in the world without God is foolhardy. And leaning on your own understanding without asking God for wisdom and direction can only lead to one thing; death. “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it is the way of death (Proverbs 16:25 (CSB)”). God is all knowing like God and his ways lead to life. He is the only omnipotent and omniscient in existence. With him you are safe and found. Without him you are lost and in danger in the world. When you follow God’s ways, salvation is guaranteed, you can experience deliverance, your redemption is secured and you are protected from impending evil. Continue reading “Walk With God”
I believe in Jesus and I am saved.
I Believe in Jesus and I am set free
I Believe in Jesus and I am no longer condemned
I Believe in Jesus and I sin no more
Jesus I believe!
Some believe in their own strengths
Some believe in their wealth
Some believe in other gods
Some believe in their friends
Some believe in their families
Some believe in their governments
Some believe in their abilities Continue reading “Say Out Loud Jesus I Believe”
Provision has been made through Christ for our survival in life otherwise Jesus would not have come to earth. He came to earth, to give us life in abundance (John 10:10) so that we do not live a mediocre life. Therefore you no longer need to worry over what you will eat, drink or wear (Matthew 6:25-34) because you have more than enough through Christ who supplies all your need from his abundant riches. Instead of worrying over your needs, put your faith to the test and reach out to the Lord in prayer henceforth. Do not allow worry into your heart for when you start to worry, you doubt God’s power of provision for you and this does not provide the faith you need to bring about your desires. Continue reading “Speak the Word for Your Provision”
There are moments in a Christian life when doubts set in and he needs an assurance of his salvation. Soon after he became a Christian in college, author C S Sprout wrote a book titled; Can I lose my salvation? he shared his experience where he was advised by an elderly woman to “drive a spiritual stake in the ground right now.” He needed to make sure his conversion was forever. You may not have received a sound advice like C S Sprout when you accepted Christ as your Lord and saviour but as time goes by, you may find life happen and you begin to wonder and ask yourself some serious questions; Am I a Christian? Is my salvation real? Continue reading “Speak the Word of Assurance for Your Salvation”
Life is overwhelming sometimes. One moment you are sure of the way to go. You seem to be in control of your life. You know which direction your life is heading. Then something throws in the spanner and throws you off course. Something happens to a perfectly planned life creating a state of confusion and frustration.
It is very easy to throw in the towel at the moment things are not working according to plan. The moral thing to do is to give up and stop living life. But there is somebody who is always available to show the way forward, that person is the Holy Spirit.
When feelings of lost sets in, the Holy Spirit will teach you what you need to do to find your bearing. Why not call out to him for help today?
Make a Declaration of Faith
I declare the Holy Spirit is my advocate, he will teach me all things. I am anointed to abide in him. His gifts will not be taken from me. He will remind of all the things that I need to know for the moment. I will not be left stranded nor frustrated. I have the tongue of the learned to speak comfort to the weary. I will not lack for words. I will call on him for help in times of need and he will answer me. He will give me the right solution to each problem I may be facing. He will prepare and instruct me on the best pathway for my life. I will not be lost in life. This is my declaration.
John 14:26, Nehemiah 9:20, Matthew 10:19-20, Mark 13:11, Luke 12:12, 1 John 2:27, Isaiah 50:4