Monday, 31 March 2014

LOVERS OF PEACE!!



How popular is peace? Are you a lover of peace? The vast majority of people on earth, would call themselves peaceful, and lovers of peace, and I would want to believe them, but the lives of most of them, contradict their claim. Why is that? I would say, the answer is fairly obvious, when one looks at the realities on earth, and the volatile nature? of men.


One need not look very far, because a lot of people, like to run to the other side of the world, to find fault, when they want to find something wrong with human behaviour, and that when their own neighbour, in their own street, is a pain to them. Friends yes, most people, call themselves lovers of peace, and that is the vast majority of people, yet the earth, in reality, is not a very peaceful planet to live on, and that, because of behaviours displayed by its inhabitants. Yes, there are lovers of peace, and they would be those people, who does not merely claim to be lovers of peace, but who display that love for peace, through their own behaviour. I acknowledge, that I do not believe, that all people who claim to be lovers of peace, indeed are, lovers of peace, yet, there are those among them, who truly do love peace, and who shows it through their works. I do believe, that the vast majority of people on earth, do want to live in peace, but because of a very real conflict of beliefs, and persuasions, that desire is not always a reality.


Every man and woman on earth, has their own beliefs, and their own persuasions of life, and their own ways of living those persuasions and beliefs out, in day-to-day life. Reality shows, that since every man believes, that his persuasion, is the right persuasion, there arise conflict when he meets another man, with a different persuasion, or belief, and that right there, is where the peace cease, and the conflict starts. I do not see it as wise, for a man (or woman) to just chuck away his beliefs and persuasions, when he encounters a new and different perspective to his own, no, he should not. In the very least, as true wisdom teaches, it is good to test each belief and persuasion. The will in man, however, to prove his belief and persuasion, to be superior to that of another, rather than to consider the new perspective, and that which it values and honours, is one of the causes, why there is not a lot of (or a genuine love for) peace on earth. True wisdom will teach, that you do not know everything; in fact, the day when you do know everything, you will no longer have any questions. But for as long as you have questions, your belief and persuasion, may not be the most superior in existence, so it is indeed wise, to listen, learn and consider.


Wars are needless, but sometimes the true lovers of peace, encounter those, who are not willing to resolve conflict in an amicable, and peaceful, wise way. Sometimes the man of peace, becomes the man of war, and that not because of a love for war, but because of his love for peace. It may sound like a contradiction to you, but indeed, it is not. Consider, one man plants a tree, and as the years pass, the tree grows larger and larger, so much so, that the branches begin to reach over his fence, and into his neighbour’s yard. The tree grows so large, that the branches start to block the warm morning-sun, from his neighbour’s windows, during the cold winter months. And one day, his neighbour, calls him to the fence, and explains, that the branches are blocking the sun from his windows, and he asks the man, to trim those branches, reaching into his yard, and blocking the sun. The man, who is a proud man, and who hates to be corrected by his neighbour, blatantly refuses. He shuns his neighbour, saying, that the branches will stay. The neighbour, a lover of peace, decides to consult the court, and the court rules in his favour, and an order to cut the tree down is given, to the owner of the tree. On the date, as determined by the court, the tree was removed, and the neighbour could once again, enjoy the warm morning sun, through his bedroom window. The day after, the proud man rushes over to his neighbour, and calls the neighbour a conflict-starter, peace-hater and discord creator. The neighbour calmly listens, until the man is done ranting and raving, and simply says, “All I asked from you, was to trim the branches of your tree, but you blatantly refused. The issue was easy to resolve, yet you decided, that the solution was not good, and as a result, your own pride, caused the downfall of both you, and your tree.”

AND THIS IS THE FAITH-DECREE: Every force or power, man-made or other, which tries to block and prevent any blessing of good, health, safety and righteous prosperity, from entering into your life and household, shall be cut down and uprooted! No evil force or power, shall withstand the righteousness and justice of this decree! God's Richest Righteous blessings to you, every faithful tither, and child of God Most High.

"For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favour and honour; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless." (Psalm 84:11 NIV)


You see friend, sometimes, you have to give a little to gain a lot. If the man simply trimmed the branches, as the neighbour asked, his tree would be standing still, yet, because he loved his ego and conflict, more than peace, he lost his tree, and was publicly humiliated. Don’t allow an-ego-trip, to be the cause of your downfall. This is a lesson for all, it is a lesson for moms and dads: sometimes listening to your kids, and honouring them in a small thing, will bring a lot of peace into your house, and relationship. It is a lesson for wives and husbands: listening to your partner and honouring them, as you would want to be honoured, and respected, and not invade their private space against their will, can save a marriage, and safeguard a family. This is a lesson for corporates and employers, the world-over: do not dishonour the requests of your faithful, hardworking, and respectable employees, for a little salary increase, an atmosphere of peace and unity, in a work-environment, is of great value. This is a lesson for countries and rulers, and leaders of countries: listening to the cries for basic services, coming from the inhabitants of the land, should not be ignored nor shunned, give a little or lose a lot. And this is a lesson for the lovers of peace: God is there, and God hears your cries, do not hesitate to consult God, and present your cause, when you encounter a neighbour, in any area of life, who disregard your voice. Just like the man, who refused to listen to his neighbour, lost his tree in the story, likewise, arrogant, proud, and insensitive governments, can be uprooted by God, and peace-haters can be publicly humiliated, disgraced and disowned. If anyone is insensitive, and unjustly withholds good from you, to whom it is due, then consult God.

“I call to God, and the LORD saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and He hears my voice. He ransoms me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me… Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall. But you, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of corruption; bloodthirsty and deceitful men will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you.” (Psalm 55:16-23 NIV)




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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

THE SECURE LIFE!!



In today’s world, who are the secure people, who are living the secure life? The life of great certainty, and great security? Is the secure life lived, by those who live in great wealth, and who possess an abundance of material possessions, lands and wealth, or, are the secure people, those occupying high positions in government, and with lots of bodyguards? Or, are the people living the secure life, those with the greatest faith in God? Who would you say, are living the secure life? Are you living the secure life?


Friends, all people on earth desire to live the secure life, free from fear, and with no dread in their hearts, and minds. All people with a little common sense, strive to live a secure life, from the most prominent politicians, celebrities and religious leaders, to the most common, and ordinary man or woman on the street. All of mankind, strive to live the secure life, with no exception. Even the nut who hates peace, and who plots evil against the innocent, and blameless, desires to live a secure life. People all over the world, are striving to build a secure life; a life of safety, peace, and calm for themselves, and their loved ones. The only problem, is that, although the desire in the hearts of mankind is common to all, the methods differ greatly. Some people believe, that in order for them to establish that peaceful, calm and secure life, they need to oppress, mistreat and destroy others. A large number of humans walk around with that persuasion in their hearts, and that particular persuasion, has been there for thousands of years. It has been revealed, through nations rising against peaceful people, dispossessing and oppressing innocent people, the world over. The Americas are a good example, of how a nation invaded land not theirs, yet, who came with force and oppression, to steal that which did not belong to them. (And no, the land was NOT given. Who gave it away? God, the  murdered natives?) A people was destroyed, all, because  a large number of people, agreed, that in order for them to live the secure life, they had to steal and destroy the land, and lives of others. Yes, friend, it is unfortunate and true, that the blood of innocent people, had to be shed, to build the nation, which is considered to be the greatest on earth, today. The question is: Is the United States, truly the greatest land of the free, to live in great security? Consider where this nation was born, and where the foundations were planted, in the blood of those natives who lived there, when the foreigners arrived. No, this is not accusation, this is Truth.


Friends, the secure life, can never be built on the blood of the innocent, the unjustly murdered. I know, most people prefer to not talk about the past, and most people want the past to be told different, and with beauty, and for the Truth to be buried, but the blood will always speak. The God of the land, and the Creator of man, will never be silent, the voices of the dead will never be ignored, or rejected, especially the innocent, who were slain for nought.


A people came, to dispossess a nation, and steal their land, and kill the natives. They proceeded, to build cities, and establish their own rules and regulations, in honour of themselves, and the God of the land was ignored, and despised, while His creation was slaughtered by the foreigners. I know, a lot of people think, that God approved of the works of the foreigners, but reality proves otherwise. The land is restless, the winds are violent and destructive, against the new inhabitants, who destroyed the natives. The earth, covered and soaked with the blood of the innocent natives, are against the foreigners, who destroy, and pollute the earth, with their cities, and devastation. The oceans are raging, against the foreigners, who empty the seas and pollute the water. The God of the earth is restless and indignant, at the way the earth is treated, and the way its inhabitants were destroyed. The foreigners think they appease the God of the earth, with “In God We Trust” inscribed on their money, but the God of the earth, is against them. How, you may ask? And I will say, look at the ocean, and listen to the winds, observe the waters, and take note of the earth, where the blood of the innocent was spilled. For what can a man give, in return for another man’s life? What is price enough? Friends, if your hearts are pure, and you live near the waters, then depart from them, because the waters are gathering. If you live in the open, where the winds are violent, then move away, if the earth is moving, and you are there, then pack up and leave. The blood of the innocent was spilled, people were killed, and the lives of the innocent were taken. Greed was the motivating factor, foreigners whose greed drove them to kill, without concern, and murder a man, for a piece of land, which belonged to God, and which God, gave to a people. Foreigners left their own land, to rush over, to steal another man’s land, killing him in the process. The naive will stay, and ignore the warnings, and now the land, wind, and ocean, will consume the millions, and the hundreds of thousands, all because an insensitive people, thought themselves greater than the Creator of the earth, and stronger than God.


I know what a lot of people think. All they want to hear from God, is how they will prosper and live long, how it will be well with them, no matter how they live, or what wrongs they do, God is for them. They rape, murder, and slaughter the innocent, they oppress the blameless, and do great evil in the sight of God and man, and yet, all they want, is to be told, how good they are. Even those among men, who call themselves pure, pretend, that there are no such evils happening around them, they are full of falsehood, and pretend that all is good, even the vilest of men are honoured, and praised, by them. Friend, if you approve of evil, and praise those who do wrong, then you are no better than them. If you approve of the sayings of the evildoers, then you are as guilty as they are. When you hate the right, and pretend that all is well, then the same evil decreed for the wicked, will come on your head. You cannot be neutral, when it comes to evil. In fact, when you hear the Truth and run from it, towards the lie, then you have made your choice, and you will bear the consequences of your choice, there is no neutral ground.

“Everyone will die for his own sin.” (Jeremiah 31:30 NIV)

I know what a lot of people think. You are not your forefathers; you did not steal land, or murder the innocent natives, from which the land was stolen. Yet, you acknowledge that the land was stolen, and the lands you inherited, are lands belonging to others. You know the Truth, and yet you do nothing, because you still benefit from the evil works of your forefathers, and from stolen land. Your guilt is as great as the guilt of your forefathers, and you will be treated accordingly.

The secure life will not be established on the blood of the innocent. You want to be free, from the guilt of your forefathers? You want to be guiltless? Then give back that which was stolen, all the land in your possession, which your forefathers stole, and which you know, and acknowledge, that they stole. I know, that most people, profiting, from the thievery of their forefathers and ancestors, will never heed this command, because they are confident in their own wrongs. Even though they acknowledge, that what was done, were both evil and wrong, and that they are directly profiting from those evils, this very moment, yet, they will not stop and correct those wrongs, even though they could. This decree is NOT going to change, the land is going to be taken back from the liars and the thieves, and the offspring of the liars and the thieves, all those who approve of the works of their evil, thieving and murderous, forefathers. The God of the land, and the King of the land, the God of the murdered natives, will not stop, not until the land is back in the clean hands of those righteous, whom God approve of. A new nation, a fresh people, a holy people and a righteous nation.

"The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;  for he founded it upon the seas, and established it on the waters.

Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD?  Who may stand in his holy place?
The one who has clean hands, and a pure heart,  who does not lift up his soul to an idol, or swear by what is false.

He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.This is the generation of them that seek Him, that seek your face, O God of Jacob."

(Psalm 24)




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Thursday, 20 March 2014

THE ROAD BACK!!



Are you are a “free spirit?” The type of person who does not ask for directions, or look at a map, when they decide to go on a new journey, the “rely on my instincts” type? Well, if that is you, then you must have gotten lost a lot J.


I know, majority of people choose to use all of their God-given senses, when they go on  a new journey, and not just mere internal instinct, after all, God gave you sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste, for a very good reason. All these exist, to make the journey easier and more enjoyable. Yes, there are those, mainly guys, who would much rather get lost, than ask for directions, because it is the man-thing to do. Friends, do not let pettiness be the cause of your frustration, if you get lost, be wise enough to just ask for directions. The same pettiness is the cause, why so many people, would much rather stay stuck in stuff, than ask for direction, to get them out of the mess they’ve gotten themselves into. No, this is not condemnation, this is telling those of you who need to find the right road, to stop being stubborn, and to just acknowledge that you’re a little lost.


Friends, being a grown up, does not mean, that you all of a sudden, possess all the knowledge of the universe, or that you are a-know-it-all. No, it simply means, you are a little wiser than you were, when you were still a kid, and more accountable, accountable to yourself. When you were still a kid, you could get away with some things, because you could say, ‘I didn’t know.’
Now, however, that line is not going to work, because you are a grown up, and grown-ups are held accountable for their actions. And one thing about being a grown up, is that you know that, you can’t just do stuff, and pretend that you have no clue what just happened. The road back, is about acknowledging that you’ve messed up, and that you know it. It is not cool to stay stuck in something, just because you are not willing to admit that you are wrong. If you've made a wrong turn, then stop, don’t go any further. If you do not know how to find the right way back, then ask for directions. Wise people are wise, because they are wise enough to acknowledge, when they need help. You don’t have to pretend that you know everything; you are a human being, not God.

Friend, look, you can get to the place where you want to go, when you ask for directions. If the place you want to get to, is a good place, and not against what is right, then you could get there. If you want a good relationship with someone, almost anyone, then you can get there. If you want a good house to live in, you can get there, if you want your business to do well, you can get there. (And I said good things, so forget about wanting to have a romantic relationship with your neighbour’s wife). The thing is, if you’re a little lost, then deal with it, acknowledge it, stop fooling around and be wise. Ask for direction, and get on the right road, it does exist.

"In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." (Proverbs 3:6 NKJV)

“An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.” (Proverbs 24:26 NIV)




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Sunday, 16 March 2014

LEADERS LEAD!!



Many people desire to be the leader and rightly so, because the ability to lead is in every person. Yes, the ability to lead is in every man, God deposited it in humans from the beginning of this age and it is still there. It is not disputed by any (with common sense), yet many still doubt their own ability and leadership qualities.


Leadership lies deep in every person, deep within and for most people this divinely placed leadership only rise to the occasion when there are pressing issues. Think about David, a shepherd boy who kept his father’s sheep, not recognised or called a leader by any, yet when the crisis came the boy stepped up and led a nation to great victory. Friend, there is a God and the same God who created David, a shepherd boy turned leader and king is your Creator and will help to bring your leadership qualities and strengths to the fore. I do not believe that you have to wait for a crisis for that leadership qualities to rise from within you, because they are there to be a benefit and a blessing, not just when trouble arise, but in everyday living. It is up to every person to allow God to develop and cultivate that ability to lead deposited deep within, as God had done with David and many others. Friend the ability of David to not conform or adjust to the fears of those around him had nothing to do with the strengths of others, it had everything to do with his faith in God and the abilities he knew God had deposited within him. A strong leader does not pretend to know it all or be it all, no a strong leader acknowledges that there is a God.


Goliath had the physical strength and a strong support system, but David had a God. Goliath had a big sword to slay his enemies with, but David had a God. Goliath had great pride, but David had a God. When it looked like the odds were against him David’s God made the difference and gave David the victory over Goliath and his strong support system, big sword and great pride.

“Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud.” (Proverbs 18:12)


To his brothers David was not the boy they thought he was, because they had no idea that God was busy developing the leadership qualities inside of him. When the king and David’s brothers felt weak and inadequate God had an opportunity to reveal the hidden leadership quality in David called ‘stepping-up when the occasion presents itself.’ Sometimes true leaders will have to step to the forefront when nobody else is willing to take a stand. Sometimes to be a leader you have to do stuff even though you do not have the title yet. Sometimes people are so preoccupied with titles and positions that they fail to see the opportunities to lead presented to them by God. Friend keep in mind that David was given an assignment to deliver food to his brothers, but when he arrived at his brothers he found an opportunity, an opportunity to step up and lead. You may not have the title yet, but don’t let that keep you from being a leader.

The best of leaders is found amongst the most ordinary of men. Don’t let the perception others have of you defeat the persuasion you have of yourself.

“The righteous are as bold as a lion.” (Proverbs 28:1 NIV)




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Monday, 10 March 2014

STAY IN MY ARMS!!



“Give your all to me” is what God says to His creation, human creation. I mean, face it friends, it is not like you are not already completely in the hands of God. God formed the planet, designed and created humans, put them on the planet and then says, “Give yourself completely to me.” What choice does humanity really have? It is not like any of the people who say that God is not real or God does not exist, or those who choose to live their lives like God is a joke, can go anywhere. All people on earth are pretty much stuck on earth, where can you go, you can’t leave, even if you are angry at or frustrated with God, this is one Person you can’t run from. Where will you go?


Think about it friends, there are a whole lot of people on earth who live on a planet which they did not create, do not own and cannot get away from. All people on earth are pretty much stuck for life (for at least a few hundred years still). My point is that there are a huge number of humans, the vast majority of them, who really does not like God or do not want to be associated with God. So much so that a large number of humans are beginning to credit the universe for their temporary successes, praising the universe, praying or asking or expecting things from the universe. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am all for people being positive and expecting good rather than bad, but the moment you begin to pretend that God is not there you are effectively saying to God, “You are not important to me.” Friends I know some people are pretending that in them saying “the universe” they are really referring to God, but they really are not. God has names or at least when someone says God in heaven or the Creator of the earth and stars you know Who they are talking about, but the moment they speak about the universe they are no longer referring to God.


A lot of people prefer to pray to or worship the universe, expecting things from the universe, like the universe knows they are here on God’s planet. God is not the universe and the universe is not God, these are two completely separate things. If you prefer to ask the universe to make things right for you that is your choice, God is not the universe. God is a living Being (or Beings) Who created this planet and many other worlds throughout space, God knows that you are here on God’s earth and God’s angels are here on earth to protect and carry out or obey the commands of God. If you deny the existence of God or prefer to replace God with the universe as your god then you are liable to be treated like an outsider by God, because you refuse to acknowledge God as your Creator. I personally am a messenger, warning you that your choice to discard or get rid of God will have consequences.


My advice is to stay humble enough to acknowledge and say to God, because God has ears and God can hear you, that you know that you did not create yourself and nor did your mom and dad. (Honestly now, you don’t really believe that your parents created or formed you in your mother’s womb, God’s wisdom did that). This humble Truth will brighten your future. I see there is this tendency amongst humans to follow the crowds or what is popular amongst their peers, that blind following is not good for you. God created and gave you a brain so you can think for yourself and make up your own mind, use it for its intended purpose. Friends do not stray from GOD; your life depends on it.

“I will sing of your strength.., for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. You, O God, are my fortress.” (Psalm 59:16-17 NIV)

“My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.” (Psalm 62:1)

“One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that You, O God, are strong.” (Psalm 62:11)

‘“To whom will you compare Me? Or who is My equal.” Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He Who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.”’ (Isaiah 40:25-26)

“It is I Who made the earth and created mankind upon it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshalled their starry hosts.” (Isaiah 45:12)

“I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me.” (Isaiah 46:9)





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