He is always on Time

God's timeThis vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed. (Habakkuk 2:3,NLT)

God has set time for every activity under heaven. There is time to sow and time to reap. There is time to conceive and time to give birth. However, God’s calendar doesn’t work like ours. He waits for the right time to supply our needs. He doesn’t work because you are in a hurry to receive yet  He is always on time.

It could be that you have been praying for something and nothing seems to happen. Be encouraged that so long as you keep doing your best each day, God will push things to your direction at the right time.

All you need to do is to WAIT patiently on the Lord. The scripture says God has made everything beautiful for its own time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

In the scriptures, Elijah sent message to King Ahab that he should ran because the rain was coming. King Ahab took the lead on his chariot but when Elijah started to run, he outran King Ahab who was on his chariot.

Notice king Ahab had chariot and he took the lead. He had an asset that made him move faster. In other words, he had advantage over Elijah. Yet Elijah got to the destination before he did. This tells me that the world around us may be moving fast but with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can do things faster.

People around you may be rushing to get things done but when you wait for the Lord, He will give you strength to outrun those who have taken the lead. It doesn’t matter if they are ten years, or five years, or one year, or one month ahead. God can thrust you years ahead with one idea or one opportunity when the time is right.

Wait patiently on the Lord.

In The Face of Terror, Be Still

Hello Everyone,

I believe you have seen and heard a lot about what happened last weekend in Paris and what happened yesterday at Bamako in Mali. I couldn’t believe my eyes because such scenes were seen in movies years ago but they happen to be the reality we face today and we must be prepared for them because missiles, guns, or physical weapons can’t destroy an ideology.

Since the incident happened, I have been following the development as it unfolds but my attention is on their (terrorists) motivation. What would motivate a person to kill innocent people or hold them hostages for hours? I went to YouTube and watched about 50 minutes documentary on Mumbai 26/11/2008. After that, I watched two documentaries of about 120 minutes on the attack at West Gate mall in Kenya. I watched that of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the guy who wanted to blow Delta Airline from Amsterdam to US on the Christmas day 2009 with an underwear bomb. I read many stories about suicide attacks in Africa, Middle East, Asia, etc. My observation was that some of these guys were innocent people who were brainwashed by rascals to cause such atrocities. However sizeable number of these terrorists are…let me just say deviants and hiding behind Islam.

As I watched the videos and read stories upon stories, I remembered the post I published that Nowhere is Safe but only in Jesus. This is the Christian’s hope in the 21st Century. The world is unsafe anymore. Friday’s night outing with friends and family turned out to be terror on streets. Safety at the public places isn’t 100% guaranteed. UK government announced how people should escape in the Paris style terror attack. The Telegraph had the heading ‘Run and hide, don’t play dead’: What to do in a Paris-style terror attack. Belgium has warned of serious and imminent threat and encouraged citizens to stay away from social places. US is not exempted as IS has warned of attacked, specifically mentioning Washington. These stories carry one thing: FEAR. A tool Satan uses to cause doubt among God’s children about His (God) promise of protection.

In such a time as this, I would encourage you to read Psalm 91. Don’t just read it but meditate on it. Believe in the Word. The truth is none of these things is a surprise to God. He made provisions for His children before they (atrocities) happened. Death isn’t the end for the child of God because we believe that Jesus is waiting for us at the other side of the road, welcoming the saints home. We that are alive have been commissioned to keep sending the message about God’s love through Jesus Christ to the ends of the world. Think about this for a moment If these terrorist knew/know Jesus and understand God’s love and command, such atrocities wouldn’t be happening.

I came to encourage you to Be Still and Know that He is God. He is watching over you, directing your steps, and His angels are protecting you from harm. You don’t have to be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. God will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. God is watching over you. Be still


Thought for the day: November 17, 2015

I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.
(Ecclesiastes 9:11, NLT)

Find a Resting Place for Your Soul

robe2015 has been a hectic year for Europe as it struggles to deal with the migrants crisis. People from war-torn countries make their journey by sea, risking everything to seek refuge in Europe. They believe that they will find rest in Europe. One survivor who was interviewed said “I will never give up struggling to enter because I just can’t go back. There is nothing good back there.”

According to Eurostat, the number of people seeking asylum from non-EU countries in the EU-28 during the second quarter of 2015 reached 213,200. Information I have from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) website indicates that at least 1.66 million people submitted applications for asylum in 2014. This figure is the highest level ever recorded and I can project that a new record will be set this year.

The World is coming to an end and these events should prompt us that very soon Jesus will come for His saints. A lot of time, we feel that we have got enough time to prepare for Christ’ second coming but we forget that death, which is an enemy of God, knocks at people’s door everyday. The figures presented shows people who want to find resting place for the body, and I have been thinking about the fact that people pay no or little attention to life after death. We struggle to keep the body safe yet this life is but for a moment. It fades away like the morning fog.

In James 4:14, the scripture says that “How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog–it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.

Have you found a Resting place for your soul?

Do you know where you would spend eternity should God calls you today?

The good news is that we do not have to cross the Mediterranean in order to find rest. We do not need to hustle in order to file application to seek asylum for our souls as Jesus Christ, The Only Son of God, has made it simpler for mankind. John 3:16 (AMP) says that “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him[as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life” 

Jesus said that in John 14:6 that “I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

Jesus is the Only Way through which you can find a resting place for your soul. People are fleeing war-torn areas to save their lives. Others are leaving poverty-stricken countries in search for a better life.  The question now is what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

And since this world is reserved for fire, wouldn’t it be wise on our part to seek refuge while there is life? Wouldn’t it be wise decision to shun the pleasures of this world and consecrate our lives for Jesus? Wouldn’t it be wise decision to sound the trumpet loud to warn people of the wrath of God that would be poured on mankind? Today is the day we have, tomorrow might be too late.

If you don’t know Jesus, accept Him now as your Savior while there is life. He is the Only Way to God and the real Truth and the real Life. You cannot be saved except through Him. Say this prayer “My Father in Heaven, I confess that Jesus is Lord and I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.” Congratulation! You are part of God’s family. Find a church around you and join other believers who will help you grow in your new life. God bless you. You could also send me mail via upliftingchrist@gmail.com

If you are a believer and you are losing your footing, remember that a half-done job deserves no pay therefore serve the Lord right so that you will receive your crown. Be encouraged to deny the pleasure to gain the treasure. Confess your sins to God. He understands your weakness and He is ready to forgive you because of Jesus Christ. It will be a great joy to see you in Heaven

God Bless Us

Love Keeps No Record Of Wrongs

love keeps no record of wrongsIf we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners], we delude and lead ourselves astray, and the Truth [which the Gospel presents] is not in us [does not dwell in our hearts]. (1 John 1:8 AMP).

We were sinners because of one man, Adam. But the scripture says that God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8, NLT). Remember, without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins. Christ came to die so that we could have forgiveness of our sins. This makes forgiveness an important topic in our walk of faith.

In Matthew 18:21-35, Jesus talked about forgiving our brothers and sisters who have done us wrong. From the passage, the Master forgave the servant his debt he could not pay. The penalty was so severe that he had to fall down before his master and begged for more time to pay. The Master felt pity for him so he forgave his debt. But that servant could not do the same to another fellow who owed him a hundred silver coin. The servant was unmerciful to his fellow servant. In short, the Master got to hear what he had done, and took him to jail; tortured him till he paid the last penny.

Friends, we owed a debt we could not have afforded to pay but God sent His son to suffer and die on our behalf. He paid the debt we could not pay. He forgave us our sins. Like that Master and His servant, we ought to forgive those who sin against us because God forgives us when we go wrong.

Take a moment to answer these questions:

Do you remember the last time you sinned against God?

Did you pray for forgiveness?

Do you believe that He has forgiven you? If YES, you are blessed.

Let us move on the other direction;

Do you remember the last time someone (brother, sister, colleague, mother, father, teacher, pastor, family member, manager, director, supervisor, etc.) did something wrong (sin) against you?

Did you pay him/her back? Or you forgave him/her?

Often we find it hard to forgive others, especially when they deliberately hurt us. This makes us to believe that God acts as such so when we go wrong, we find it very difficult to forgive ourselves or even believe that God has forgiven us after we have confessed to him.

In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus added “And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us [who has offended us or done us wrong].” (Luke 11:4, AMP). The way we are going to receive forgiveness from the Lord is dependent on the way we forgive others when they sin against us. Consider what Jesus said in Matthew 18:35 after the master had punished the unmerciful servant: “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart” (Matthew 18:35, NLT)

God wants us to live in peace because in the beginning, he created a man and a woman. We are one family. For that reason, you are my brother/sister. We must love one another. I do not have to always keep record of the wrong things you do to me.

“…love keeps no record of wrongs.” (1 Corinthians 13:5, NIV)

When God forgives you, it is as though you never committed that sin. He does that because He loves you. He does not keep record of your sins. In the same way, you ought to show your genuine love by forgiving others their mistakes without reminding them in the future.

God bless you as you decide to love those who have done you wrong or hurt you in the past or present by forgiving them their mistake(s). Amen

We can pray together: if you need strength to let things go, drop a message and I would pray with you. The address is upliftingchrist@gmail.com