Sunday, December 27, 2009

how can we overcome sin?

Our situation today is very grim. Man seems to have chosen death over life. All the helps that have come from above to make him retrace his steps have been disregarded. He doesn’t seem to mind where he is heading; doesn’t care about the Will of God and, for many, doesn’t even know there is a God. He is thus surrounded by darkness out of choice.

Consequently evil has permeated the entire planet. We are now in a world where being a lesbian is no longer seen as abnormal and the most sexually promiscuous persons are virtually being worshiped; a world where the more you show of your nakedness the more fashionable you are; a world that confuses the word sexy with beautiful; where might is right and guile is acceptable so long as you can beat the earthly laws. The hold on mankind by the darkness is suffocating. It seems impossible to go against it.

But not for you who sincerely wish to serve God; you who believe that there is a heaven and wish to thread the path leading back home to it.

There certainly is a way back home. It is not as difficult as you may think. It has nothing to do with the walls erected everywhere by different religious groups. The worship of God is not supposed to be something rigid or regimental. It should not choke or oppress you. It’s supposed to be a way of life; the kind of life willed by God; a life of love, peace and harmony; a life of freedom…spiritual freedom; a life devoid of sin. Those who serve God should therefore flow with such life. They should be one with it; should possess it.

Here on earth, you are learning how to live that life; and you can. The way lies in knowing your God, understanding His Will and living in harmony with it so you can go back home to Heaven where you can live it to the full.

You serve The Almighty God, Creator of everything that exists, Who sustains all by His Will, The Holy Spirit. It is in His Will that you make it back home to Paradise and He has therefore equipped you with everything you need for the journey, everything you need to overcome sin, but you must make use of what has been given to you. I will briefly talk on two of these.

Your conscience:
Given to you as a gift by the Creator, it is meant to warn you when temptation approaches you. And it does warn you without fail…Always. The warning comes early enough. Long before any iota of darkness linking itself to you in the form of unclean thoughts has gained strength at all. If at this stage you heed the warning and snuff out the life in such speck of evil thought you wouldn’t have problems resisting evil, but no, you dwell on it instead; you play with it, allowing it to grow; building up strength in the process, until finally becoming so strong, it overwhelms you.

The point is, when you dwell on unclean thoughts, you show your desire for sin and thus stretch your hands to the darkness. The moment you do this you automatically turn your back on the power that is available to you from God; you break the connection with God and hence stand momentarily on your own, unprotected and when the darkness eventually envelops you, causing you to sin, it is because you desired it.

You cannot fight the darkness on your own. You can only do so with the power of God. You must therefore remain connected with this power against which the darkness stands no chance.

Therefore be alert. Listen to your conscience. The more you heed its warning the louder it gets and the stronger you become. The reverse is the case when you fail to heed its warning. Always busy yourself with noble things. Do not tempt yourself; do not say you are so strong and can go anywhere or see anything. It is self deception; a trick of the darkness. You are not strong. Instead you have access to the source of all power…God.

The darkness knows this, and so it lures you into situations or conditions where you cannot but dwell on evil thoughts which disconnects you from the protecting power of God, thus creating the opening for it to reach and control you.

Prayer is the lifting up of our heart and soul to God. Through prayer we lay our spirit flat before His Mightiness, acknowledging His Power and Love, and asking Him for strength to live in harmony with His Will. Hence through prayer we also receive the strength we need to overcome sin. But you do not wait until you are almost completely overcome by temptation before you pray.

You pray as soon as an approach is made to you from the darkness. And that is where your conscience comes in. It alerts you as the approach is made, long before you get into the danger zone i.e. long before you disconnect yourself from God.

Once in danger zone you will not wish to pray. Remember you are already disconnected from God by your choice and are connected to the darkness even more strongly instead. The thoughts assailing you then will only be evil thoughts from the darkness. Surely you don’t expect the darkness to ask you to pray against it, do you? What is more likely is that you’ll be asked to complete the task at hand; get it over and done with and repent later…but the cycle is always repeated.

The Son of God, Jesus gave us everything in His admonition to “watch and pray.”
“To watch,” means to listen to your conscience; to be alert to the warnings it sends out to you; to receive them and to heed them.
“To pray,” refers to actively connecting yourself with the Power of God; a power that nothing can stand against. A short heartfelt prayer for help would suffice and the darkness would retreat immediately.

In order to overcome sin therefore, you must know your strengths and weaknesses. Do not tempt yourself. Keep away from occasions of sin. You do not need to prove to yourself that you are strong because you are not. You only have access to power from God by being connected to Him. You loose this privilege when, and for as long as, you desire evil.

Therefore, let your heart be a temple of God; raise an altar in your heart for the worship of God. Protect the altar. Pray without ceasing.

Put simply, keep your thoughts free of evil.
Be alert to your conscience.
Be Prayerful

May the Almighty God bless you.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone

As we celebrate the coming into the world of our Lord Jesus Christ, I wish
you all, His Love peace and happiness. I also pray that you are able to conquer
your weaknesses and live a life that is in harmony with the will of God, so that
ultimately you can make it back home to that place where we shall have joy for
all Eternity. Living any other way makes nonsense of His sacrifice.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Jesus is knocking on the door of your heart

When Jesus knocks on the door of our hearts, He is not just
asking us to say that we love Him; He is also not begging us to
tell others that we do either. Fine! It’s good to say these things.
But what good is it if we still indulge in every vice that exists;
how do we show that we love Him, if we still make massive contributions to the rapidly increasing spread of evil on earth?

Jesus once said
Not those who call me Lord, but those who keep the Will of my father who sent me.”  Who are those who call Him Lord? These are people who say they believe in Him; people who say they love Him; who bear the name Christians (like-Christ); those who attend Christian service and fellowships; and who go for Christian song festivals. Now Jesus doesn’t condemn these, no, rather He says they should not stop there but take another step forward towards Him. They have opened the door. Now they should tread the path shown by Him.
 Jesus Christ the Son of God, the Prince of Peace knocks on the door of our hearts. He is “THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE”
When we open up to let Him in, we are confronted with the following;

1    THE WAY;
The path we must tread if we are to make it back home to Heaven as members of the family of Christ; that path which is in harmony with the Will of His Father who sent Him. We cannot have the strength to tread this path if we do not genuinely love Him. Mere claims of loving Him do not suffice. We would always end up indulging in sin and sadly, very sadly, always fall back on the notion that we are covered by His grace and can make Heaven nevertheless so long as we believe in Him…A recipe for destruction. Therefore, in order to help us in this, He clearly stated;
If you love me keep my commandments.”
It is not as difficult as one may think. We do not use our own strength. We use a power given to us by God. Such power is given when, and only when we earnestly desire to overcome sin. That is why it is said that
 “We can never be tempted beyond our means” to overcome. if we fall it is because we chose to ignore the support given to us at all times.  
Hence, Christ is the way back home; a path we must thread; a pointer to Heaven.

that there is a God, The Father Almighty, Creator of the Heavens and the earth, and of everything that exists; that He came from God; and that He is the Son of God Who came to show mankind the way out of the darkness into which they had sunk themselves; that He was prepared to face anything, even humiliation and death on the cross; that the home of mankind is not “planet earth,” but Heaven; and that all who believe in Him and thus walk in the direction shown shall be saved.

3    THE LIFE;
that He came from the source of all Life; that He is thus a part of this Life; that He is Life; and that all who believe in Him and live in harmony with The Will of His Father Who sent Him shall be saved and thus have Life, Eternal Life…the Life of God.

Thus The Son of God knocks on the door of your heart. When you open up to let Him in you are shown the path you must thread if you must make it back home, the truth you must believe in if you are to be a member of his family, and the gift of life that becomes your own when you worship Him in Truth and in Spirit.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Having Sex - Is it Sinful?

Sex in itself it not sin. After all Insects, plants and animals all
have sex. Even micro-organisms reproduce sexually. So why
should sex by man be sin? Every organ in the human body has a
purpose. The sexual organ also has its purpose; Excretion and
Procreation, two vital functions necessary for the health,
wellbeing and propagation of the species. 
With the command “Go ye and multiply”, the importance of such
an organ cannot be over emphasized. However, man is not just
any creature. He is the crown of creation; Lord over everything
that exist here on earth.

That is why in order to eat he doesn’t just pounce on a cow for
instance and start tearing away with his canines. Instead he uses
tools all the way; from the point of killing the animal, through
cooking, right up to eating. He even uses tools to introduce food
into his mouth; what most animals would consider a sheer waste
of time. Again he doesn’t just graze on the fields; rather he uses
massive technology to convert grass through a very long and
tedious process to stuff like bread, cornflakes and spaghetti. And
he’s not done yet. He still has to process these further before
finally eating. What patience!

Now take a look at chicken kingdom. A male looks up and spots a
female. He looks around to make sure there is no stronger male,
then takes off in her direction. She makes a run for it but he finally
catches her. Wham bam and its over. He’s through. Any weaker
male would have to wait until the stronger one wanders off. Or
better still he would have to move to a new territory. But this
doesn’t guarantee that he has sole rights over the hens in his new
territory. Any really strong male can wander into any territory at
any time and zoom in on any hen, and the weaker males would
pretend not to notice.

Now we are not animals, No; we are human spirits, built
with the potential to develop into the likeness of the Image of
God; Spirits with wisdom, dignity, compassion, grace, diligence,
humility and skill, from a home much higher than this earth, a
home more proximate to God, a home that is eternal, a home
called Paradise.

We will eventually make it back home to eternal bliss, but only if
we keep on track. The track shown us by the many guides,
teachers and prophets of old, and also by the Son of God, Jesus
and the Son of Man, Emanuel, the Comforter; the Prince of
Peace. Otherwise we are headed in only one direction; eternal 

That is why we must not engage in behaviours that degrade our
status as human spirits; Behaviours that can only lead us to Hell.
As a help, and out of the grace of The Almighty we were given the
Ten Commandments. Two of these touch on sex.

1.    Thou shalt not commit Adultery.
You shall not disturb the Love, Peace and Harmony of any
couple united in Marriage. You are not allowed, for any selfish
reason, through any form of activity, to cause a separation
between such a couple. This precludes acts of seduction or sexual
intimidation of any member of such a pair. If you happen to fall
in love with any of such a couple, prayerfully look elsewhere. You
will surely find another. Marriages of such nature are blessed and
protected by The Almighty and MUST thus be respected. Couples
not yet married but deeply in love with each other and having the
desire to get married are also protected by God, and must also
be hallowed by all including parents.

2.    Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife.
You shall not lust after any woman, married or unmarried. You
may howerver have honourable feeings of love for a woman and
are permitted to woo her. Such feelings are honourable if your
desire is to have her as your wife and not just sex mate, and you
have first of all ascertained that she does not belong to another.
In such a case, and because you genuinely love her, you would
therefore not make unclean demands on her for sex but may
patiently court her and when her love is finally won, may then go
on to solicit for marriage. Untill then you are not permitted to
desire her sexually.

Thus as Human beings and Lords of the Earth; Spirits built in the
likeness of the image of God; having sex is not sinful so long as
two conditions are fulfiled.The first being that there must be love
between the couple concerned. The second, and of  equal
importance being that they are happily married to each other.This
is the Will of God for mankind and separates them from the
animals. Anything outside this drops them below the status of
human beings and places them on the same level as animals,
sometimes even beneath the animals and would thus be a
transgression of the Laws of The Almighty God. Such
transgressions cannot go without grave consequences.

Can there be a Heaven on Earth ?

Yes there can be a heaven on earth, just as there can also be a 

Hell on earth.Everything needed by the earth for its growth and 
development was put into it by God and human beings inhabiting 
it are created or born with the abilities necessary for harnessing 
its abundant resources.

In other words we have been given the power to rule over all that 

exists on earth by God. This is a great responsibility.
It is therefore in the hands of man to shape the conditions in 

which he lives on earth. He can shape these conditions into a 
“Heaven on Earth” or a “Hell on Earth”; it is for him to decide 
and this decision is reflected in his activities. Right now however, 
judging from the activities of the majority, man has chosen to 
create Hell. 

In the Lord’s Prayer, the “Our Father”, a vow is made to God, 

for “His Will to be done on earth as it is done in Heaven”, a 
declaration which is also made by members of some other major 
religions on Earth. If man had honoured this promise to keep the 
Will of God in his daily activities, the World would have been a 
much healthier place; a place where love abounds. All he had to 
do was to live in love, peace and harmony with the people with 
whom he interacts daily. It is not so difficult.

Yet he failed. He became a slave to sin, loving himself only and 

carrying out every request of the tempter. He thus spread Evil 
and eventually created an empire of Darknessa hell on earth.

But it is possible to have a Heaven on Earth; a world free of all 

the earthly vices; free of jealousy, envy, lust, hatred, avarice,
covetousness,  laziness, gossip, suspicion and so many other 
earthly evils.

Man can bring about this. He has the power, but he must use it 

rightly; he must work on himself. There is no other way. When 
in each one there is true love for others and no desire to harm 
them; not in his thoughts, words, or actions, then the vices 
would die naturally and evil would cease. Then the kind of life 
experienced in Heaven would have its semblance here on earth.

But if on the other there exist in each one such desires as can 

only cause harm to others, evil would always abound and rather 
than having a Heaven on earth, we would have a Hell on earth 

Man must bear one thing in mind: If his activity is indicative of 

a contributor to Hell on Earth, then he cannot be headed 
anywhere else after his death but to that region whose life he 
had copied while on Earth…HELL. If he cannot adapt to a life 
Willed by God, a life in harmony with that in Heaven; if he cannot 
adjust his being to a heaven on earth, then all that awaits him is 
Eternal Damnation and not Eternal bliss in Heaven. But he 
cannot cease to exist. He is Immortal and must therefore continue 
to exist somewhere.

Out of the Grace of the Almighty, You have been given the power 

to choose; the "freedom of choice". Heaven beckons on you and 
you are given all the help you need to stride back Home to it. But 
you must decide to stride on the path leading towards it. It is 
your choice.

Make Haste.
The time is shorter than you think.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Must we worship God on Sundays

I was prompted to writing this because of the action of a friend of
mine recently. I noticed on this particular weekend that while he 
indulged in what he clearly perceived was not right before God, 
he at that same moment was making arrangements for worship in 
church on the following sunday. He didn't want to miss church. Not
for anything. And yet he continued in his vice.

Clearly, he has removed the worship of God from his normal daily
activities. To him these are two different things. Thus he can live
the way he likes everyday and then on Sundays, to fulfil his weekly
obligations, he would get dressed and go to church, to worship God.
Now, there are many who think and act like this.

Before going on to discuss whether it is necessary to worship God 
on Sundays, we must first of all understand what the worship of 
God entails.

To worship God means to honour Him; to show respect to Him; to
bow down to Him. But this is not just in body movement or weekly 
church attendance, but rather in the entirety of the activities 
carried out by such a person; in his thoughts, words and actions.

Hence, when there is in man, the endeavor to live in accordance 
with the will of the Almighty God, such a person shows respect 
to his creator. He honours God with his being, in his activities 
and therefore trully worships Him. The worship of God, should 
therefore be done with each passing second.

Sundays, however, are special days set aside by God; days meant 
for Reflection, Worship and Service.

On such days, one rests from normal everyday work and takes 
advantage of such precious moments to reflect on his activities 
of the previous week. For instance, could he sincerely say to 
himself that he was living as a child of God, doing the Will of his 

He attends hours of worship with other fellow believers, where he 
opens up his soul to his Creator, thanking Him for His grace and 
praying for strength to live in harmony with his Will.

And finally, just as in every other day, he continues to serve
God, in his activities; engaging only in those things that are of 
benefit to his neighbour and himself.

In summary, Sunday is indeed a very important day. It is the 
crowning of the week. A day for worship, a day for thanksgiving,

a day for contemplation, a day to receive strength to carry on
through the coming week.

With the strength you continually receive, you should be able to 
adjust you thoughts, words and actions, and thus your will, to
be in harmony with the Will of God. Your life will then be in 
service to God and you worship him in Truth and in Spirit.


Friday, August 28, 2009

Can You be a True Christian and still have a swell time on this earth?

Yes you can.
But first, we must understand what being a true christian really 
means. This is important otherwise we'll miss the whole point.

Living a chritian life simply means living that life which is devoid 
of those activities that cause harm to our neighbour. In other 
words, abstaining from those things which are not of benefit to
those with whom we interact.

Definitely, this doesn't mean we cannot go on picnics, neither 
does it suggest that we cannot have parties, or go on outings 
with friends. It doesn't also say we cannot play tennis or listen
to music. Surely  we are allowed to have fun. Off course we are.

But, in having fun, in living life, in pursuing our personal desires,
we should not cause harm to others. This is the Will of God for

And in order to make it easier for us to understand what falls into
the category of "causing harm" to others, we are given the ten 
commandments as a guide. This is in addition to our conscience, 
which is meant to alert us if we are heading in the wrong direction
but which unfortunately, we always fail to heed.

So we are free to have fun, so long as we do not harm our neighbour.

We are to talk, but not to gossip; free to drink, but 
only those drinks that nourish our bodies; free to have sex, but only
with our spouses; free to party, but not half naked or with intent to 
sexually intimidate; free to make money, but not to the detriment
of our neighbour, not by fraud or deceit.

We are free. But are we? Really!

Can we decide to abstain from indiscriminate sex and keep by our decision?

Can we decide not to gossip or tarnish the image of others and 
keep by it? 

Can we decide not to obtain money by hoax from people or steal 
from them, and keep by it?

Can we decide on anything positive at all?

Or is there something that decides long in advance some of the 
evils we must do? Something we seem powerless under; something 

Are we therefore really free?

Those who serve The Almighty God are.
Are you? Where do you stand?
Whom do you serve?


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Why do we praise God

I read an article recently which talked about why we should praise
God. Some of the reasons given were:

(1) God is excited at praises, which moves Him to empty His heart
towards us.
(2) When we praise God, we are placed where we cannot be pulled
down by circumstances.
(3) Praise gives us freedom.

So many reasons were given but since they all imply that we
praise God to get His favour, I picked just these three.

The average believer today sees God as human, possessing the
same weaknesses as humans. He feels God needs praise, needs
adoration, needs worship and even thrives on these.

This is very far from the truth. God does not need our praise or
worship. Rather, we need Him and cannot exist without Him.

True Praise is usually spontaneous, resulting from a deep inner
joy that comes from the recognition of the power and love of God.
If, for instance, a good child always receives everything he needs
from the mother, he would naturally have strong feelings of love
for her. These feelings would always get stronger and if he had
the opportunity of expressing them in words, he would praise his
mother, he would even sing to her. This is also what happens in
our relationship with God. You noticed I said good child.

Genuine praise therefore, comes from those persons who recognise
that God is Almighty, and that he is love. Out of a happy and
joyful heart they want to reach out to Him. They recognise His
Power and experience His grace. They see that He is The Creator
and they, the created. Their whole being bows down to Him in
worship, and in words they burst out in praises. This is praise in
the truest sense. It is not mechanical, but being quite natural,
comes about spontaneously, and also during moments of quite
contemplation and periods of worship. With such human beings
there is the endeavour to adjust their lives to be in harmony with
the Will of God. People that fall into this category are in the

The man of today is selfish. Apart from indulging in every possible
evil,with very little or no genuine attempt to change to a better
person as willed by his Creator, he approaches Him with demands,
and clothes these demands in words of praise. Such conceit!

He wants to believe that God is pleased with such empty praise
words and so he deceitfully offers them in exchange for a better
life, even while at the same time poisoning his surroundings with
envy,jealousy, lust, hatred, avarice and all of such other evils that
emanate from him.

You see why it is said in a holy book that "their praises are like
filthy rags". Again man fails to understand this simple statement.
He thinks that man being a descendant of Abraham and coming
into the world with sin can only offer unclean praise and therefore
needs the grace of God for such praise to be transformed into an
acceptable form. This is a very sad picture indeed.

To worship means to show respect. We therefore can not claim to
worship God if we do not respect Him. We cannot also say we
respect Him if we do not endeavour to keep His Will. It is as
simple as that.

Hence those persons who possess the strong desire to live in
accordance with the Will of God and translate this desire into
deeds, such that, their thoughts, words and actions are in
harmony with His will, already worship Him. In joyful or prayerful
moments therefore, they would burst out in songs of praise,
thanking the Lord for His grace and acknowledging His power and
justice. Their words therefore would only be an extension of their
deepest or innermost feelings, not something thought out, or
calculated to get some form of compensation. Their praise would
then not be "like filthy rags". They would be children of God in the
real sense, who look upon Him in "awe and trembling"; and who
"do unto their neighbour only that which they would wish their
neighbour to do unto them".

Where do you stand?

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Heaven, Hell and the Herd Mentallity

There is so much doubt about the existence of God and as long
as there is doubt, even the slightest of it, humankind would
never really commit itself to the change that is so necessary.
To man, life is a game of chance. Its all about surviving here and
now on earth. Issues concerning Salvation, The Almighty God, 
Heaven, Paradise and Hell, can be considered some other time,
not now. They are too busy. Only when they are harassed by
misfortune do they bother with such things.

For those who do consider these things however, they're either in
one extreme or the other. If they are not over zealous, then they
are lackadaisical in their approach to the worship of God.

But there is yet another group. These actually go out to propose
that there is no God; that all creation came into existence by
chance. In other words, the sun and all the other stars; the earth
and all the other planets; the galaxies, the mountains, seas and
rivers; the animals, the plants,and all mankind came into existence
by chance.

Sadly enough these are the people that populate the earth today.
Only a very infinitesimal few do not belong to these groups.

Is it therefore surprising that the world is in its present state?
Would you still wonder why there are numerous conflicts and wars,
why there is famine, hunger and disease? Look about you. Can you
not see that with every passing day the condition of the earth

Funny enough amidst this decadence humankind claims to be
making progress. The world is sinking and no one seems to notice.
Man is supposed to be the crown of creation; he is meant to have
brought a paradise on earth by now. But look at what he has
made of his time on earth; the same earth which was given to
him as a gift. To be its Guardian, keeper and Lord.

The custodians of this planet do not see that they have failed
and therefore cannot see where they are headed. They do not
see the gloominess of the present time, and hence cannot see
the doom that awaits, unless....there is change. But will mankind

Human beings are not a herd of cattle. It is an individual battle.
Man should cease going along with one group or the other just
because it is convenient for him to do so. He should not be
bothered about popular opinion when it concerns matters of
salvation but should calmly reflect on everything he sees and
hears. He should ask himself pertinent questions about his
existence, his salvation and his Creator, The Almighty God.

He should do deligent study and if he is sincere in his desire to
find the truth, he will find it. For it is a promise by God that if
you seek you shall find, if you knock, it shall be opened unto
you, and if you ask you shall be given. Man can never be led
astray. He must start now.

The time is short.


Friday, August 7, 2009

What if it turns out there is no Heaven.

You hear this uttered now and again. Some would even ask of any
one who has ever been there.Take a look at these scenarios.

You are at a friends party in another town late at night.You have
never been there before and its hot, so hot you feel like going
outside and maybe even taking a swim in the pool at the side
of the building. You want everyone to come along with you, and
you start heading out the door. Then someone offhandedly tells
you that he would prefer to sweat it out, indoors than to risk
loosing his life out there with those deadly insects.You stop dead
on your tracks.

He goes on to say that at this time of the year, insects as small
as mosquitoes but as deadly as bees fly about in large swarms
attacking any human who happens to be out at such late hours.
He tells you that several people have died already and he looks
very serious.

Now he could be lying. It might just be a joke, a stupid joke. But
would you take the chance? Would you risk it? Or would you rather
prefer to miss that badly needed dip in the pool. Would the risk
be too much to take for just a short period of fun, or would it be
worth it? You could take a hundred meters dash for the pool you
know, and then when you are through another hundred meters
dash back to the house. Would you risk it?

If it turned out to be a joke, what would you have lost if
you had stayed indoors? On the other hand, if it turned out to
be true, what would you not have lost if you had ventured

Or this,

(1) You live a good life, a very good life and then die, and it
turns out there is nothing after death...nothing at all; no heaven,
no hell, no eternal damnation, no existence, nothing. What 
would you  have lost? Nothing much I would say; You no longer
exist anyway.

(2) On the other hand, you live a terrible life, or maybe, a not
so good life, and eventually die, and it turns out there is a
Heaven after all, a life of bliss for ever and ever and ever; an
eternity of enjoyment in a place millions of times better than our
present world. WOW! And...there is, also an eternal gnashing of
teeth in hell or hades or anywhere, with recognition that at any
moment, there are others having a swell time , and that these
others also had the same opprtunities as yourself, the same
freedom of choice...aagh! What wouldn't you have lost?



Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Just a regular guy who wants to make Heaven


So who is this guy? you may ask.
A preacher, pastor, religious bigot, a die hard fanatic? naa...
Non of these.

I'm just a regular guy who is obsessed with the belief that there
is a Heaven...and wants to get there at all cost.

But who, unfortunately comes loaded with all the faults of man.
Faults, he wondered if he can have, and still make it to Heaven.
He therefore, had to clarify certain issues within himself.

* Are we here by accident?
* Can life just be about living on earth for twenty, forty,maybe
eighty years and thats it. Nothing more?
* Is there really a God?
* Is there a Heaven?
* Can he possess just a little of these faults and still make it to
* Is there an easy way?

After contemplating on these and many other questions for
some time, and eventually carrying out some diligent research,
he came to a conclusion.

That everything indeed lies in his hands. That there is a Heaven
and he can make it there, only  if he treads the path that leads
there. It is in his power to do so, given to him by his Creator, The

But unfortunately, alas, he can also use this power, and freedom
to tread another path. The path that leads in a different
direction, one eternal damnation.

So he made a choice.

Whom do you serve

my name is Oghenero.

I intend to use this medium to briefly discuss something most
important to me... "the worship of God".

Here, I'm not referring to singing and dancing or attending one
religious service or the other, no, but rather, to how we live our
lives daily. You and I. In our interactions with each other; in
what we say, what we do and what we think. These are the
things that really count in the worship of God. Singing, dancing
and church attendance only become relevant when we have the
genuine desire to serve God, and thus constantly live in the
endeavour to do His Will at all times. It is this constant urge to
do the Will of God at every moment that place you as His child
who worships Him in Truth and in Spirit. Church hours of
worship then make meaning, because already you bow down to
God in your your will.

As we go along on this blog, you will always be confronted with
one question. Whom do you really serve?

Now, what you may say in response to this question is not really
so important. In fact, what is more important than what you may
say, is what you actually do. What do I mean by this? Well, let
me put it this way. What I may claim to do, and what I actually
do, may not necessarily be the same thing.

For instance I may claim to serve God, but....If I serve God,
it is His Will I'll do, which can only be good. If on the other
hand, I serve the darkness or the devil or satan or lucifer, it is
his will I'll do instead, which can only be evil.

And what things fall under the category of evil?
Hatred, envy, jealousy, avarice, adultery, fornication, lying,
gossiping, tanishing the image of others and so many other evils.
There are so many, you only need to desire to genuinly serve God
and you'll be clear on what constitutes evil.

So, by implication therefore, you either serve God or you serve 
the darkness, never both. You cannot serve two masters at the 
same time. Your activities show you whom you serve. There is no
scheming in this matter. Good activities; you serve God. Bad
activities; you serve satan. No more no less.

Hence I ask your Spirit,

whom do you serve?