Run to God!

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“God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it” (1 Corinthians 10:13)

One of Satan’s techniques in tempting us is his ability to wait for the perfect timing. In Luke 4:13, Satan did not give up just because Jesus was victorious before, and he won’t leave us alone when we have the victory either.

What are these opportune times for Satan’s attack? After a great victory or a blessing from the hand of God. When Satan left Jesus in the wilderness, he started plotting a new way to tempt Jesus. When twisting Scripture didn’t work, he next tried using the chief apostle Peter (see Matthew 16).

Just after Peter confessed that Jesus was “the Messiah, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16), Satan used undiscerning Peter to tempt Jesus by rebuking Him for talking about His death. And Jesus’ words were strong: “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns” (Matthew 16:23).

Peter had just been blessed with a revelation from the Father that Jesus was the Messiah, but in the next moment, he was rebuking the Messiah. Why? Times immediately after a great blessing are often the times we feel least dependent on God. Peter felt confident that he had figured things out — and Satan tried to use him to tempt Jesus out of the road to the cross.

Satan also waits for the moment immediately before success to rob God’s children of receiving God’s blessings. The wilderness temptations came right before a triumphant moment: “Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, . . . everyone praised him” (Luke 4:14-15). Some of the miracles that marked His ministry — healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out demons — were waiting for Jesus just on the other side of the wilderness.

Satan wanted to derail Jesus from His greatest blessings of ministering and proving His messiahship. He will try to do the same with you and me, tempting us to forfeit the blessings that come when we follow God’s Word. We must arm ourselves with the “helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:17).

Prayer: Lord, when success comes my way, help me to not be flushed with victory so that I let my guard down, but be of sober mind and humble, praising and glorifying Your name for that blessing. Help me to always cling to the cross of Christ with thanksgiving. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Evangelist Bisola Johnson

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Give freely

1 Peter 4:10, NKJV: As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another.

Each one of us, at one time or another, has received a gift. Even Jesus, as a baby, was given gifts at His birth. However, He did not come into the world to receive gifts. He was given to the world as a gift, and a very high price was paid to insure that each of us has opportunity to experience Him. God did not give Jesus because we deserved Him. He gave Him because we needed Him. Think about it. You and I would never have had access to the Father without the gift of Jesus Christ. 

Because of Jesus, those of us who believe in Him have certain gifts. Because of the Holy Spirit, those who believe in Him also have certain gifts. I am not speaking of abilities, skills, and talents. I am speaking of the supernatural gifts given that impact the lives of others. If it’s supernatural, it comes from God the Father. 

He never gives gifts for us to selfishly hoard. What He provides is what we need to work with Him to meet the needs of others. What He does for others through us is in the form of spiritual gifts. In fact, if you have received a supernatural gift from God, you can’t use it for yourself anyway. When using it on behalf of another, it is to be without charge. Freely you have received, freely give. 

If you are aware that God is performing some special miracle through you, He’s not trying to make you some “big cheese.” He is trying to get you to see that He considers you trustworthy, which means more responsibility not more personal gain. When you work with and for God, you never have to concern yourself with “what’s in it for me?” Just do your job for Him and watch how He rewards you. 

Your gift is to be shared without a price tag. Someone needs what you have. God is observing. 

Evangelist Bisola Johnson

Exposé!

You and I may spend our lives speculating about theology, because we have attended Bible schools, and have studied the scientific aspect of the Bible, with our doctorates degree in Divinity. Then, we may begin to spin out all sorts of fine ideas about Jesus with smooth expression and lofty enticing eloquence of marketing strategies. We can even become a master of “the quest for the historical “Jesus.” But, in the end, each one of us have to answer for ourselves (no one can answer it for you), the central question of life which Jesus asked: “Who do you say I am?”
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To Every spiritually wounded soldiers of Christ out there,  I say to you; there is Balm in Gilead,
To Every unheard, there is a Voice,
To the hopeless, Christ is the Hope,
To the Caged, He has the Key to set you FREE                                         JESUS CHRIST IS THE CURE!
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Psalm 63:7, NKJV: Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.

We often sing a song that says, “If the devil can’t steal my joy, he can’t steal my blessing.” The devil may not be able to steal your joy, but you can lose your joy. I’ve been there. For a believer whose personality and makeup are usually joyful that can be a frightening moment. 

What I found out when my joy could not be found was that I still had the ability to praise. Praise was a choice I could make when joy was nowhere in sight. Praising by faith can and will restore your joy. If it seems to diminish again, don’t lose hope and give up. Treat it the same way you do the other fruit of the Spirit. 

I don’t know all the reasons why a person can suddenly lose his joy, but I do know how to get it back. Choose to rejoice. Follow hard after praise. It’s easy when this comes naturally, with little or no effort. Never allow the feeling of not wanting to rejoice stop you. It’s not about flesh or feeling. It is a choice you make. 

How badly do you want your joy back? There may be times you will have to contend for it. I can tell you this; if you have ever lost it and you get it back, you’ll never take it for granted again. You’ll have greater respect and appreciation for it. Trust me, nothing else matters when you are void of His joy. 

Drop everything today and ask God to show you how to get in the “shadow of His wings.” Then, start rejoicing. If Peter’s shadow could provide healings for the infirm, how much more will the wings of the Almighty hover over you to offer you a chance just to rejoice. It is in the rejoicing by faith that your joy will be restored. Never lose your praise. 

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I need a Job. I am a Jamaican

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Please Christian community, brothers and sisters in Jamaica, this man need a Job. He is the head of a family. Please help as Acts 2:42-46 says ” And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart.”
Acts 2:42-46 NKJV.
I beg you in the Name of Jesus Christ

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