GOD’S ULTIMATE PLAN

GOD’S ULTIMATE PLAN

Although Christ has received all authority over all things, yet not all things are now seen to be under His feet. This is simply because Christ has not exerted His authority to forcefully bring all things in subjection under His feet.

However, God’s ultimate plan and purpose is to sum up all things in Christ, to bring everything together in heaven and on earth under the headship, Lordship, or authority of the Lord Jesus Christ, so “that in all things He may have the preeminence.” (Col. 1:18 NKJV). Paul states, “And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ – everything in heaven and on earth.” (Eph. 1:10 NLT)…

NO, LORD!

NO, LORD!

Peter certainly knew that it was the Lord Jesus who was saying to him in the trance, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” Nevertheless, he still bluntly refused to obey the Lord’s clear command and instruction. Even though Peter was given the opportunity three times to repent and obey the Lord’s voice, yet his constant response to the Lord’s voice was, “No, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.” What a shocking surprise!

Apparently, Peter’s blunt refusal to obey the Lord’s voice in the trance was as a result of his allegiance or adherence to the Mosaic law which forbids the Jews from eating any animal that is common or unclean…

THE MOMENT OF TRANSFORMATION

THE MOMENT OF TRANSFORMATION

Prayer is not intended to be a means of changing God’s mind or attitude towards you. When you pray with a sole aim of seeking to coax, persuade, impress, or compel God to change His mind or attitude towards you, you are simply praying amiss.

Seeking to impress or compel God to do anything for you by means of prayer is a complete departure or deviation from grace to works; it is simply a shift of faith from the finished work of Jesus to your own imperfect religious works. The Lord Jesus has abolished once and for all the enmity between God and sinful men by His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins…

YOU ARE BLAMELESS IN GOD’S SIGHT

YOU ARE BLAMELESS IN GOD’S SIGHT

Your perception is your reality in life. How you see yourself will ultimately affect your relationship with others. More importantly, how you perceive God sees you will definitely affect how you relate with God and how you receive from God.

Your perception influences your prayers. How you see yourself, or how you think God sees you go a long way to affect how you approach God and the confidence you have towards God. It is therefore very necessary for you to see yourself as God sees you in Christ Jesus. The Scripture amply states the truth that believers in Christ have been sanctified, made holy, or set apart from sin unto God through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ on the cross…

THE RACE IS NOT TO THE SWIFT

THE RACE IS NOT TO THE SWIFT

Like Solomon, it is indeed wisdom to realize early in life that “The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favour to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.” (Eccl. 9:11 NKJV).

While we must diligent employ or harness the gifts, talents, skills, or resources that God has given us to fulfil our God-given dreams, visions, callings or purposes in life; however, we must ultimately rely upon or trust in God for success, and not in our skills, abilities or efforts…

WHO IS MY NEIGHBOUR?

WHO IS MY NEIGHBOUR?

There are many Greek words that were translated “neighbour” in the New Testament: “geiton” meaning “one living in the same land”; “perioikos” meaning “dwelling around”; “plesion” from “pelas”, meaning “near” (Vine’s Expository Dictionary).

The Greek word translated “neighbour” in Luke 10:27, 29, 36 is “plesion” meaning “one who is near”. The American Heritage Dictionary defines “neighbour”, among several definitions, as “a fellow human.” When simply put, your neighbour is your fellow human who is near you…

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