Genesis 49:8

“Judah, Your brothers will praise you; your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; your father’s sons will bow down to you” i see nothing but dominion and victory… victory only tells you that your battle has been won, battles are of different types e.g fear, depression, oppression, confusion, sicknesses and diseases , financial, psychological, spiritual problems etc. i see sickness leaving you right there…. in Jesus name, Fear has been an instrument used by the devil to limit our chances of dominating our circumstances, i have been victimized by fear so i know what it is and how it feels like, it makes you become what you are not, it makes you comfortable with less and that is not the standard God wants us to operate on because we can only achieve less with fear crippling every ounce of energy/ vitality in our body system, when you are scared you cannot address your problems i.e, you cannot access door breaking testimonies because you can only do little when your challenges terrify you. THE VERSE ABOVE SAYS “Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies” that tells you that you are supposed to take the ability of your problems to voice out i.e. as a child of God you are suppose to be able to silence your problems eliminating their chances of manifesting because you are from above and anything from above is above all…

Every problem has a voice but you have the power to take that voice away… i am very sure when a person is being suffocated for example by placing hands upon their necks they will  not able to speak, breath how much more shout for help. so what i am trying g to say is that when your hand is on the neck of your enemies your problems cannot call for reinforcements, in fact the problems will come and go yet you will not notice they came because they have lost the ability to manifest…. this is an heritage it is there for the taking, some of you carry great responsibilities as the eldest in the family but yet your siblings have surpassed you, you cannot perform your duties as the eldest in the family, it is has reached the climax for some to the extent that the eldest son/ daughter of the family is being sponsored by the last-born and this is a precarious situation, when the eldest cannot somewhat look his/her siblings in the eyes in terms of achievements, productivity then there is a problem Do you know what it means to be a first-born? it is a pity some people don’t know, they think it as a title, i see it as a mantle i.e. as a firstborn you are a pace-setter, so if anyone (first-born) or any child at all is on a decline  that tells you that the individual is  not keying into that heritage  of  suffocating his/her problems, people battle depression to the extent that they give in to suicide, inferiority complex “lower than thou syndrome” i speak to ensure the truth is levitated above the ground there is a difference between “humility and low self esteem” i pray for that everyday because it is a great virtue sometimes it is hard to take the heat but it is worth it, i try to ensure it is a part of my life because Jesus was a key reflector of that priceless attribute.

if you find it hard to pick anything from the words i have spoken just remind yourselves that you have the grace to live above challenges and difficulties.  The voice of your problems and challenges is there for the taking… be of good courage and bask in the benefit of being a child of a king. (God)

I pray God gives you the grace to live above challenges and tribulations.

I AM LONG OVER DUE FOR MY TESTIMONY

psalm 90 :14 “”o satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days”

My heart waits for you lord, i am not ungrateful in fact i know that i cannot thank you enough, You do so much for me over looking my deeds, i have wronged you yet you show me in every hues and shades that you are gracious, looking at the storms i have overcome, even the crucibles i gave up on half-way because of my uncontrollable anxiety, i yearn so much for my Isaac “Laughter” which will cancel any oscillating thought which represents unbelief, i have gone past the realm of thinking which reflects the question “if you can do it ” because i  know there is nothing you cannot do i am standing at a point where i question myself i am still worthy of your mercy that will wipe away the tears of every one that is directly linked to me in a larger sense my family and real friends. i beseech thee every night and day to prevail above my circumstances because the shoes which has been giving to me for a fitting is great in size and only you can help me fit in…. it is no longer a question of if you can do it, it is a question of am i qualified for that unmerited grace, i know i am maybe you are so great that i cannot believe you can love a man like me, with wavering emotions and unending needs, i know sometimes i know not what to pray for father remember me and show me thy glory …. As far as the testimonies are concerned i cannot remember them not because i have a short memory but because they are numerous in number and they are exceedingly great, mountains of problems you surprisingly extinguish before my eyes… i come to you because i want the joy of my family to be full, because there must be a large difference between your children and people that have refused to claim you as their father for they are misguided to a large extent willfully blind…. you have giving me the mandate to “pursue overtake and recover ”  even when i tarry to harnesses this heritage you take me by the hand and help me harness the benefits of using the mandate i am happy i am one of the few you have awakened by re-kindling the desire to know you within me for this i am grateful. The path where i find myself i have realized it is a long walk with stumbling blocks, but with you i am sure to prevail …. Father i come to you on behalf on my family and everything concerning me in all ramifications i am long over due for a tears drawing testimony, i know cannot weigh the testimonies you have given to me in terms of equilibrium but i am grateful,, how can i? Daddy according to your word in psalm 90 :14 “o satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days”  father in your speed prevail above my circumstances and silence my needs for it is dawn…. Thank you Jehova Turn around.

My Righteousness

1 John 3:1 “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
how much love the father has bestowed on us that we may be called the sons of God, i don’t know what you have made your symbol of righteousness, but i am just writing this as a brief memorandum to inform you all that Jesus is the hope of Glory the benevolent God, the God of mind-blowing turn-around… Jeremiah23:6 “…The Lord our righteousness” that is to tell you that in him, you are made righteous, he takes away the natural sinful nature you have being born into and makes you and everything concerning you New, 2 Corinthians 5:17   “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” This is just to buttress that fact which always eludes our minds which is “in Christ there is no condemnation”  out of Christ you are bound to be a recipient of the full wrath of condemnation. i know nothing and not sure about anything but i know one thing in full sense of actualization that his grace upon my life is unmerited, it is undeserving i have done things to him which if anyone does the same to me i would not tarry to manifest my wrath on that person but he has kept me…. each time i see that word “when Jesus died the wrath of God was satisfied” sends chills down my spine because it was like Jesus demonstrated Love even to God but because they are one God is Love, but Jesus is reflector of that tenderness/Love… in him i am made righteous ” The lord my righteousness. in him you are saved. out of him you are vulnerable, the choice is yours right from the Genesis choice has always existed.

Eliminating the Gap saturated with misconceptions in regards to questioning superiority and dominance rather than mutual acceptance and understanding between Male and Female (Man and woman)

c1db973116ae5a2218383fec1e5b6e28_man-and-woman-clipart-clipart-photos-man-and-woman_288-300This topic cannot be over-emphasized but I write to initiate a paradigm shift in the mentality and the frame of reference of both gender, because ethics psychological divide is not a healthy one t has brought more harm than good, the root cause of the problem is that both genders have forgotten how special their roles are and it is mutually beneficial but because the wisdom to know that each gender is available to do what the other cannot do and not do more than what the other has done, because it is not a competition.
I am greatly inspired by the hardship people which I have come across have encountered and conquered and the optimism they show in the midst of uncertainty, inspired by the love people have for their children but the joy can be more the boundaries of such victory can be expanded, Joy is not limited to a sect neither is it limited in number it available for everyone to access only if we know “How” there are ways to fine-tune our lives to ensure that we are not misguided by this contagious perception people have created based on their experiences in past relationships, you are supposed to grow past your past experiences and have better preferences, there is need for  urgent reformation and this can only be done when God orders your step. Counselling is not really the direct reason for this write up.

I put pen to paper to illuminate the function of the woman to give them that panacea they need to live above negative feelings and neglect the war for the battle of supremacy, but I must tell you there are roles temperamentally suited for men as the case may apply.  Yes everyone deserves equality but we must not get sucked up in the battle for supremacy and neglect our God giving functions.

it is a pity that people especially women have forgotten that it is some adorable sight for you to be a  helper, as a woman You have been given the privilege to give which is a special mandate although we cannot totally forget the act of giving also applies to men too, but the privilege has been giving to You as a woman. In the book of Genesis 2:18 “Then the Lord God said, “it is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him” The key word here is the word “Helper”  i.e. women you have been given the enablement to help a man by helping him, supporting his vision, supporting him, comforting him when he needs one, you have been giving the privilege to perform some of the hard-core functions of the holy-spirit but we must not forget that we have to be rightly positioned to ensure that this functions you are to carry out is yielding that is to tell you actually this gives credence to the word “suitable for him” i.e. for every man there is a woman that has been specially crafted in all hues and shades to make You complete as a man this verse is talking about compatibility. This will tell you that people women, men who get into the wrong relationship cannot perform this function because the marriage or relationship will last not because compatibility is involved and please know today, you cannot really mold them to a large extent to what you want them to be, I tell, you today that when you find the right man or woman the relationship or marriage will cease to survive but thrive, it is when the “compatibility factor “has been put in place that Is when this verse of the bible no longer becomes a problem and that verse will be 1 Corinthians 11:3-12

“3 But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man,[a] and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is the same as having her head shaved. For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off; but if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should cover her head.

A man ought not to cover his head,[b] since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 10 It is for this reason that a woman ought to have authority over her own[c] head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. 12 For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.”

Because when compatibility issues is no longer a problem be it in a relationship or marriage that great respect for each other will abound not because of what the man or woman is trying to do in a quest to reflect dominance but they begin to see that naturally they are built differently to function differently but achieve a common goal that is peaceful co-existence and mutual growth. I.e. the respect for the uniqueness of both gender will come naturally with ease, because that lingering feeling of inferiority complex will not control the woman.

Understanding is key, it will interest you to know that the function of help is not exclusively restricted to the woman because a man must perform this role too, The problem with most relationship and marriages today why they don’t go very far is the promotion of the “Servile syndrome” when your wife carries out these duty, you don’t make her your slave because she is not, you compliment her for a job well done, join her to finish up if need be, you support and make it look like it is a privilege or an honor to be served by her this way, because it is then you begin to see that she begins to live above the “servile syndrome” this syndrome is very dangerous it is a root cause of rebellion, confusion, misunderstanding, inferiority complex etc. which rips marriages apart, relationship becomes a get together when it creeps in it begins to illuminate all the faults and loop-holes.

We have to understand the bible verses above, you are what you think of yourself, the bible will say as a man thinketh in his heart so is he, women have you not noticed that the hand of the giver is always on top? So you as a helper you are a giver and should not feel less of a person. No matter how much we claim dominance one cannot really do well without the other something must always be missing, irrespective of how wealthy you are, you are incomplete. Yes according to the bible the man is giving some certain degree of superiority but that is not to make the woman feel less it was made that way from God (man or woman), we all made by God the father in verse 11- 12 “11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. 12 For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.”

Don’t join the lost majority that are carried away by the battle for “dominance” even the bible giving credence to the dominance of man still brought it down to a line of equilibrium by saying … “Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman”’ i.e. irrespective of the gender the need is mutual, we all need each other to survive. It is not a question of dominance it is about performing your God giving function and doing it right. Humility has taken people to great heights as a woman the bible as directed by God as employed you to be humble (submissive), because I see so many women so morally bankrupt even men too living their lives with great enthusiasm towards the path of hooliganism and waywardness, God has taken his time to address you greatly to tell you how special you are in the book of;

1 Timothy 2:9-15  “also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

11 A woman[a] should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; [b] she must be quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 15 But women[c] will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.”

 

Even the act of being quiet and not being a talkative is advised, if you are a talkative the spirit of God cannot rest mightily on you, because you would not be able to hear him speak, women these days have gotten that ability to stop listening and embrace nagging, when you listen it is an inevitable way of learning too.

Verse 11 ”Submission” is a word mentioned, it is not me trying to deduct or substitute the word of the bible but I want to remove that negative misconception about submission, I don’t want You (women) to see submission as slavery but as Humility, which Christ was a reflector of and that which every man must have, humility takes you places, you being humble does not make you small, it does not make you less it just shows that irrespective of where you are a filled with self-control and devoid of pride.
it is a pity that you just forget what God wants you to be and get carried away with what the world wants you to be and think, God as deemed you special that is why he has put at the word for you in the hope of guiding you to be humble so that you can stand tall… this same submission is what Jesus Christ did by washing the feet of his disciples, God is telling you to be submissive because it brings out that virtuous woman in you and this is one image of virtuousness no cosmetics or ornament you put on can give.  

Conclusively it is appalling the way women dress and expose their bodies, you are not deemed valuable when this is done and do you not know yet?
Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship.” (NIV) brothers and sisters were giving this advice i.e. man and woman should take this advice and to show how highly God thinks of women and seeks to protect and guide them he ensured that he says it again so they don’t forget, in the book of 1 Timothy 2:9 another warning specially giving to you (woman) in;

1 Timothy chapter 2:9 “I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,”
have you not noticed the large sect of wrong people that approach you just because of what they see on you? You just attract unsolicited visitors to your life with all this, even the heavy make-up these days even turns them away from looking like human beings to masquerades, where will all those take you to? You decorate yourself with flashy things then inevitably the men will come and go like a flash.

You say it is to attract the man, yes but can it keep him? If you use one make up today another version will be out tomorrow and another lady will do better than yours, “if only you spend that much time you use for make up to make up your attitudes into a laudable one” you won’t use make ups like your life depends on it, some even use the make-up and their beauty even depreciates. We need to open our eyes!

When you mask yourself, even the person that saw you yesterday cannot identify you the next-day. Then you complain of Love, relationship not lasting, I don’t mean to be a critique but do you have any idea where the materials used to make those ear-rings, artificial hair comes from, the hair you carry do you know the kind of head it was taken from, some of you just out of ignorance transfer problems into your life and begin to bask in the disarray that comes with it … the head is very important, it is the symbol of your destiny.  The importance of taking care of the body was emphasized to you (women) because you are special at the same time fragile, easily persuaded to do what you not supposed to do … Don’t you know when something is said more than once it is more than just an ordinary warning, it more like a warning.

 

 

Prayer point.
Father saturate my life with your wisdom.
O lord lead me and take control of my decisions.
Father save me from making costly mistakes.
O lord give me the grace to be humble and have mercy on me.

The next write up will be directed towards, BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN

c1db973116ae5a2218383fec1e5b6e28_man-and-woman-clipart-clipart-photos-man-and-woman_288-300There is a silent battle going on, a psychological but fierce and does not cease to manifest itself in the physical form because both genders are lost in regards to what they are supposed to be, they are beginning to think more about superiority rather than compatibility and understanding that is why even less-complex stages in the human relationship cannot stand the test of time, young ladies out of place as the time rolls by because they keep getting into relationships that has refused to progress, Men also in their very natural nature to seek for perfection even when they don’t know they are struck by the amnesia that there is no really a perfect person, i belong to that school that says “if you love someone, you make them who you want them to be” A person can be perfect in the eyes of another and be below standard in they eyes of others.

I am not directly going to address the issue of preferences amongst men and women that is a different subject matter that needs proper explanation and unveiling.  I have stayed here for few months and i have noticed every girl has the same story of heartbreak, some of them even come out with memoir or souvenirs for their regrettable past, while some are lucky enough to leave without one, but for how long will you gamble with your life and a case such as serious as this?
This is a war that is mutually destructive to both genders that is what most of you fail to understand, this war is fueled by over saturated misplaced ego, pride, over-indulgence, wisdom.e. some of you have become too smart for your own safety this wisdom allows you to bask in paranoia and another reason which happens to be stated as one of the least but originally it is the first is GOD, some of you are lost, some of you i am sorry to say your torment or punishment is personally supervised by heaven because you have done unspeakable things remember you must do on to others what you want to be done to you, some of you have caused havoc in the lives of others and have brought untold hardship on yourselves.

i would like to let you know that this topic might touch some areas not directly related to the topic inevitably but i believe no knowledge is a waste, Men and women are unique it is not a question of superiority it is a case of compatibility and understanding, understanding in the sense that each gender must understand their original function, no one can do without the other, so the war is a waste of time, “The woman is supposed to do what the man cannot do and vice-versa”  because the after-math of this war is an unhealthy one so we must put an end to it, seen enough men scared by war and the effect is quite uniform, remember it starts with approval from within and it begins with you…

Till that publication God bless you and remain blessed.

Straight 

… Spiritual re-conditioning.

Introduction

I welcome everyone in the name of the lord, this particular write up is for the individuals that have strayed on the wrong path for too long and are tired, it is directed to awaken that need for the “divine compass” which is the holy-spirit. We are bound to face difficulties, disappointments in life but when it becomes a normal and a predictable occurrence in terms of occurrence there is need for a redirection. The write up is directed at you when all attempt to achieve a fulfilling life has proved futile then you are out-positioned, if you are on the right direction you are bound to make progress but there are obstacles on the way we must face and this cannot be done with just self-will, resources at your disposal. You feel Empty, Lonely, out of place, hard-pressed, confronted you need God who makes all paths straight by removing obstacles. God is supreme and the removal of obstacles on your paths has been his specialty, do you remember the story of the children of Israel and the red-sea, Wall of Jericho etc.

If you have a past or a present that does not glorify God your ways need to be made straight because anyone that does not follow the commandments of God is not under the supervision of Heaven that makes that individual greatly vulnerable i.e. you are a prey.
To ensure we don’t lose focus of the purpose of this write-up, I will be precisely relating the concept of the topic “straight” to our everyday life.

 

 

It is no news that individuals embrace life-styles that oppose God because they do things that are of the devil, we must understand that we cannot be on the fence in this Christian race, some of us are actually too wise for our own safety, we become chronic critics are forget that the God we are talking about does not operate on the same level of thinking as we do yes we are created is his own image and likeness but the creator cannot be on the same level in all ramifications with the created. Isaiah 55:9 I implore you to read carefully “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” So we must understand that we as Humans we cannot equate God no matter how smart we get over the years, your experiences does not matter, the amount of books and degrees you read matters not, not even the highest degree in psychology will bring to you to that level of equilibrium.

If your life-style is not in accordance with the heavenly standard you need divine re-positioning and divine intervention.  Sin is an act that makes you an automatic candidate of hell and as a candidate of such your ways cannot be straight you cannot have it rosy and this is the purpose Jesus died for we as believers to overcome in his name, we are supposed to live in Christ, he has laid down a footprint all we are supposed to do is just follow it when this is done your ways are inevitably made straight because confusion disappears, obstacles will bow to God in your life. In this case the only synonym for the word “Straight” is “Jesus” so we must follow him.

X-ray explanation of the topic “Straight”

Without much digression what does the word “straight” mean? It means; extending or moving uniformly in one direction only; without a curve or bend. It was further defined as;
properly positioned so as to be level, upright, or symmetrical.

I know from that definition you are beginning to get the insight and the required level of understanding that qualifies you for the deep wisdom in this write-up. For the purpose of clarity as we know the bible is the most important book of all, I will be using a character in the bible which would be Saul that later had the encounter and converted and his name became Paul, which means “small” we must understand that the grace on everyone’s life is different so we must be very careful. Some of you are Saul as far as heaven is concerned i.e. you living a life that wrestles with God, that means your life antagonizes God and it is my pleasure to bring to you today that you cannot go far with such a life-style.

Straight means to move in one direction without “Curve or bend”, what does it mean to move in one direction? It means your life is devoid of confusion, it means you have a purpose and you headed straight there for one to move in a particular direction without oscillating back and forth, right and left that tells you there is a goal involved. Some of us today we have so many curves and bends in our lives,

what do I call this “Curve and bends”?
Wasted time and effort which can amount to wasted years, days, months, weeks; take a look at this carefully you are headed somewhere within a time frame and your destination is just straight down you can almost see it if you take a long look, I am talking about a stone throw kind of distance and you begin to move left and right, experience curves and bends do you know that there is a very high and strong tendency that you do not get to that destination at the right time? Because as you go through those curves and bends your journey is inevitably prolonged, even when you play racing games roads with curves are more challenging and time consuming.

Everyone has a purpose here on earth, God has not created a failure, he has not created wanderers, confused, sick-minded people. The curves are bound to come but they are not supposed to stay a life-time they are strangers it is written in Psalm 18:44 “As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.” So those bends and curves are subject to your control the verse says “submit”

The power that will submit your enemies under your feet for trampling the lord will give to you in Jesus name.

Your journey in life is supposed to be that which God has designated for you he knows it cannot be rosy all-through but he has made contingency plans to ensure that the struggles, bends, curves are just a passing phase.
Even this curves and bends can be sponsored in our lives by our own actions, You see students enrolling courses they are not capable of seeing through because they lack direction, You see individuals battling with sickness and diseases for a life-time even to the grave those are bends and curves, You see people getting married to the wrong spouses and going through divorce in quick successions, people stuck with debts all through their life-time those are bends and curves. You see students whom are supposed to be graduates held back in school by just a single course. Individuals that have graduated yet jobless. This is a serious situation.
Situations and Eventualities designed to waste your resources; this still talks about some of the facts stated above, when a student has spent 3 years out of a 4 years course and suddenly decides that he cannot cope any-longer those are curves and bends and he or she needs to cry to Jesus to make his way straight.
When you are so weak minded, easily depressed, inferiority complex becomes a companion then you are struck and confronted by “curves and bends” You have sickness that takes $200 from you today another $500 tomorrow you are confronted by “Bends and curves” being sponsored by the enemy in your life. I have heard cases of parents sponsoring their children with millions only for their children to get expelled what a waste of resources.

-Long-term problem self-inflicted or inherited; in your family nobody makes it until they are 60 years and above those are “bends and curves”. Your family no one gets married until they are 40 years old those are curves and bends, this bends on your path are crafted by the enemy to ensure you are bent-over. People graduate in your-family but they only see that job that will elevate them at the age of 70 years old those are bends and curves. You are in a relationship or you have always entered relationships and the man or woman is just sex-hungry not ready to move to the next level (marriage) then you are confronted by “Bends and curves”, you are beautiful men see you are use you only to run away you need Jesus the only one that makes anyone’s path straight, if at all you have been on a problem for years then you clearly wasting resources and time. “Barrenness and miscarriage” is a bend and curve in your life forget the medical reasons given to you, You get pregnant at a certain time you get miscarriage not twice, thrice then you need to open your eyes are you not a believer did you not read Exodus 23:26 “and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.” NIV

Spiritual Malnutrition; Every Christian or believer is supposed to maintain a laudable prayer tempo If he/she is to pull through in life, You call yourself a believer you cannot pray fervently for at least 20mins then you are under the time-wasting schedule of the enemy because a poor prayer tempo cannot get anyone anywhere, you cannot win in the battle field of life when your prayers are like peanuts to the enemy, You cannot fast for hours to move the hand of God then you are under the confrontation of “Bends and curves” Every believer is supposed to have at least one spiritual gift from God e.g. Vision, speaking in tongues or interpretation, prophecy, Evangelism etc. Because without prayer heaven cannot take you seriously, you will be ridiculed and molested by the powers of darkness i.e. you become a well baked prey if you think praying lackadaisically will; yield maximum result you are well positioned for torment, Look at Daniel in the bible the way he prayed and yet the prince of Persia intercepted and imprisoned the angel bringing the answers to his prayers then he increased the intensity then heaven had to send reinforcement the world which you live in today has gone past lullaby kind of prayers, look at Hannah the way she cried to God.

What does it mean to have a straight path?

It means to have a good foundation- Luke 3:4 “As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”  John was laying that good foundation by telling the people of the Messiah. When path is mentioned that should tell you there is always a movement and a destination, so the path was made straight to ensure a smooth transition for Jesus Christ, He did not need to announce himself or struggle, people already knew there a Messiah coming.

It means for your path to be devoid of confusion– Some of us are out of place Just like Saul was in the bible, he antagonized the believers of Christ, he was embarking a wrong trip, he was a great fighter/warrior  quite influential but for the wrong reasons, people had fear for him rather than respect. That is what happens when you are not on the right path and you are extremely out of place you become influential for the wrong reasons, you will command fear rather than respect. Some of you need the encounter, Paul had the encounter that divinely re-positioned him. When you antagonize Christ, you do things that are not right before his eyes, certain attitudes in our lives does not glorify God we need everything concerning our lives straitened including our paths.

It means for obstacles on our way /paths towards life goals accomplishment to be completely eliminated;
what are these goals? It can be a good marriage, Job, Family, great financial upper hand, outstanding spiritual-life, yielding relationships etc. And only Jesus can remove these obstacles all you need to do his believe and follow him by obeying him, because for every path we take there is always a mountain or valley there to obstruct us, some of us are so myopic, Jesus the way maker is an inevitable need to mankind that some-people are too blind to recognize, some people know this but they have decided to be willfully blind.
in Luke 3:5 “Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.” The bible even affirms this saying that obstacles will always come but in him you are an overcomer, outside him you will be saturated with the spoils of defeat and war.
– It means to have a smooth path Luke 3:5, it means repair some of you need divine repairs in all departments of your lives. One without God is lost.
I just pity the individuals that say the bible is a fairy-tale because the bible is playing before their very eyes and they are too blind to see it, they have leaned on their own wisdom, even the wisdom has become their medium of destruction, because how far you are from God determines how close you are to the devil. They have forgotten proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding”. Some people are made it a point of duty to customize sin i.e. modernizing it by saying a particular kind of sin belong to a sect. God will not force anyone to repent especially when you know the truth, he is just concerned for the souls that are genuinely lost, so you taking he word of God in your heart and living by it is a choice, even from Genesis choice has always existed, God cannot know we truly love him if he took that choice from us, he could have choose to create us without minds, so we must begin to use our heads.

What does it mean for you or your paths to be straightened?

-It means you have found your way back to your heavenly father.
-It means you were lost and now you have been found even by Christ himself. Great Shepard
-It means to be divinely re-positioned, Paul was re positioned after his encounter because God decided to make his way straight in the street called
“straight”
-It means to have obstacles that are easily surmountable in Christ Jesus.
-It means for you to be filled with the holy-spirit i.e. heavenly guided (ordered steps)
-It means to be a registered candidate of heaven. (Book of life)
-It means to heading towards a fulfilling expected end. Proverb 23:18 “For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.” (KJV) This verse tells you that you will envisage a certain accomplishment in life and you will get there e.g. dream job, family etc. everyone has an end even if you don’t plan for it.
By the reason of the anointing your expectations shall not be cut short in the name of    Jesus.

It means you begin to see clearly and you remain correctly compelled or guided; I decided to single this out because Paul’s story affirms this let us take a look at the book of Act 9:3-25. I want you to know that by divine inspiration and insight from the God of wisdom I am grateful to get the meaning deeply embedded in the circumstances be it location, time, events etc. I am filled with the joy in my spirit. Let me elucidate by x-raying the verses in relation to the present topic called “Straight”

PRAYER POINT
Father reposition me for divine correction.
I want you to know beloveth that Saul after his encounter ended up in the street called “straight” is no coincidence it was a street that has been set aside to straighten Saul from that lifestyle of destruction, Paul was one of the greatest prosecutors of all time he was not the only one that prosecuted the Christians but he was single-handedly handpicked by God that is the Grace I am telling you about,    “Acts 9 King James Version (KJV)

9 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:

And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.

8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.

And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.

11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.

15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

 

I want you to take not of the verses are made “bolder” than the rest so you don’t lose track of what I am saying here today, Paul had the encounter on his way to Damascus. The exact point where the light shone on him he had not be straightened to show you that the blindness we talking about here is not more of a physical blindness but an extra-ordinary one, some of us are currently blind, your eyes can be open and yet you are not seeing. In verse 8 “when his eyes were opened, he saw no man”. God spoke to Ananias this did not happen after Paul had gone through self-denial because in the bible by praying and fasting

In verse 9 “And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.” i.e. he prayed but did not eat then he had the vision that a man came to lay hands on him and restore his sight.  Verse 12 “And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.” Ananias was reluctant but he had to follow the superior authority (God) , To show you what happened after Ananias laid hands on him will be better affirmed by verse 19 “And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.” This is to tell you that some of you still walk around with scales in your eyes and you need that touch. Some of us need that guidance one thing is for you to see and one thing is for you to be guided read verse 17 “…Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.” So after the touch he received his ability to see and also the Holy-ghost.

The above was to tell you that remarkable event that happened in the Street called “Straight” was to reposition, transform and affirm Paul as a vessel.

Four significant things happened at the street called “straight”;
(a) -God declared his interest in Paul’s life. (Forgiveness & restoration)
(b) -Paul saw a vision and then received his sight, he saw the vision while his eyes was blind that means for you to see beyond the physical you don’t need the physical eyes, Act 9:12 “And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.” He was bind and yet he saw the future so we need this encounter and the touch.
(c) The touch of (restoration).
(d) He received the “Holy ghost” the guidance that increase in the spirit which he needs.
(e) Paul prayed and fasted for the first time and heaven answered. If you reading this and you don’t take prayers seriously it is time for you to begin, because you need it.

The Grace that will divinely reposition you on the right path God will give to you in Jesus name.

What does it mean for your paths not to be straightened?
It means you are blind not the physical kind of blindness. Because Paul whom was Saul before his conversion is my case study I will use him to lend credence to the blindness I am talking about;
-Battling endlessly with long-term problems (inherited or self-imposed)
-Moving without a purpose.
-Lost in all dimensions of life.
-Living a sinful life.
-Making costly mistakes (bad decision making)
-Wasted time and resources. Etc.

What are the aspects of our lives that can be straightened ?
– Our paths i.e. goals and ambitions
-Attitude towards the things of God and life.

 

What are the actions you must carry out to ensure you are maintaining a “straight” status forward movement in lifestyle.
It means to hear the footsteps of Jesus and follow him.
-Give your life to Christ
-It is to see him as a role-model.
-It is to use his life-style as a blueprint.
-To aspire to be Righteous.
-To desist from all appearances of evil. I.e. abstain from sin

Conclusively, I will end this with my personal experience, when I was in the world I did not value prayer how much more fasting I did not take God seriously, I took everything regarding him with levity maybe because of my age, level of exposure to the circumstances of life, I was from a straight laced Christian home, prayer was a culture but I did not like it, maybe because I was too comfortable I had that mentality God existed but did not really share a close connection with him and I did not feel the need to, even when my parents will force me to church and devotions (morning and evening) we were always at longer heads because I did not like the act of prating sitting down listening to sermons from my Dad, I bless the name of the lord for the family he brought me to and also the parent he gave me, they ensured that i knew God, they prayed, even when I heard them praying while I was sitted in my room mentioning my name to God for him to change me yet it was like the more I hear them praying and taking me to God in prayers I grew more stubborn, they go to church services very early as 7 am I am always the last to leave the house even my siblings would leave before me, I was clearly a bad example, my Dad would be so angry but he will channel his anger towards God in prayers, he will be so mad sometimes that he calls me and sits me down to advise me but it is like the minute he says those words they pass through the other ear and go to the wind, I never knew my moment for that encounter was coming, God planned everything out he brought me out of my comfort zone, mind you I was from a wealthy home so carrying God with great priority did not matter , since I could get everything I wanted, I knew there was a God, I feared him but not that much I was not a bad boy as you may think I had the morals but God was missing I did not drink or smoke or party has others will not because I did not want to, I just noticed I had no interest in it infact I hated it, because it puzzles me why I would go to a party and not enjoy the party I could not drink , smoke , dance it was always boring then through time it became clearer, I heard encountered several bible verses that told me when you are a child of God you no longer aspire for the things of the world n=but things that are above because I am from above. God took me from my comfort zone, I know personally I had done unspeakable things, things I cannot say to even my parent only to God but he still kept me, he did not take my life because he needed me, it all began when I was supposed to graduate but one course pulled me back and normally when a course is the only thing stopping you the school could always waive it but when it was my time they did not , I cried to God in the middle of the night yet I did not graduate, I cried to God because I did not want that SHAME but yet, my faith began to oscillate but one way or the other I stayed with God and prayed for strength to face the circumstances and asked him to promote me, he did my friends graduated before me, months after I graduated, some have not even started a master’s programme here I am not just doing master’s I travelled out of Nigeria for the first-time to the United states of America, although the story behind the visa, travel is for another day because that situation made me to know that without God you are nothing
2 Samuel; 2:9  .. For by strength shall no man prevail I.e. there is a God. This is just a little out the tons of testimonies he has given me. Please embrace God, You need him and it is not negotiable.

Prayer points.
-O lord my father have mercy on me in the name of Jesus.
-Father touch me and perfect my weaknesses.
-O lord my God open my Eyes in the name of Jesus.
-Father I want to have an encounter with you appear in the name of Jesus.
-Holy-spirit of God overshadow me in the name of Jesus.
-Father make every path of my life straight in the name of Jesus.
-O lord declare your interest in my life in the name of Jesus.

 

 

 

The Next write up … will be titled straight

The write-up will be directed to those whom have strayed from the right-path people who need re-dedication it does not matter what mistakes you have made, what God desires is a broken and a contrite heart i.e. you admitting you are a sinner and you need him. Making your way straight is finding your bearing with God , it is making him your number one priority, some people carry burdens too heavy for them, i see young girls, boys even women and men depressed because they cannot see the light anymore, you need the divine compass (holy-spirit), You have tried on your own it has lead you nowhere the time to meet Jesus Is now,  so your path can be made “straight”, people suffering in the midst of plenty, sickness and diseases from parent to children and you take it as a normal!, Children giving birth to out of wedlock, children having siblings and yet not knowing who they are as a result of divorce and out-positioned relationships, Young boys and girls committing fornication thus ,making it a life-style, This is not to condemn you it is to inform you that that path which you headed is destruction, you need to change and ask for forgiveness “in Christ there is no condemnation” out of Christ condemnation is inevitable  it is time for that change … Till then God bless you.
America and so many other nation is in need of aggressive grace, they might call themselves the world power in the sight of all all that is vanity, it is one thing to call yourself one thing and God to call you another, in the sight of God you can be a top candidate of hell.

coming up next “Straight”