Tuesday, 23 July 2019

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Friday, 19 July 2019

The Laborers and the Rest 3 (subscribe to our YouTube Channel)

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:19-23|KJV

Today we want to make clear the labour, now for the fact that you were asked to go out for evangelism or clean the church does not per se mean that you are a labourer, that you go out every morning for morning cry or always preaching in the bus does not make you a labourer in this context. That you own a ministry and run marathon activities does not mean you are laboring.

Now what does it really mean to labour in the Kingdom that will warrant you rest? From the passage above, the first categories of works listed are for those whom the devil himself hired, they labour in Fornication, hatred, witchcraft, drunkenness, envying etc.

These categories of labourers, the Bible noted that they will not inherit the kingdom of God (rest). The devil cannot offer rest, rest remains only for the people of God. The only settlement he has for those he hired is to settle them in the torment of hell. So if by any means you still see yourself manifesting any of those works categorized above, then be quite sure that you are under the labour of the devil and you know the implication.

The second categories of works are know as the fruit of the Spirit. The hirer in this case is Jesus Christ. The point of hire is the point anyone gives his life to Christ and become born again. Now the works which we are called to labour on includes love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness etc friends these are where we are called to Labour in the Kingdom, for instance to love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength. To love your neighbors as yourself. If you have not in your daily life found exhibiting all or any of these then don’t expect rest because rest comes after labour.

Finally on this series, you can be hired by Christ, and chose to be a cheat in his labour. Ie.  you can be born again, yet still choose who to love and who not to, still fornicate in the secret and come out to with joy. But note this, God cannot be mock for everyman will reap what he planted. But God's truth stands firm like a great rock, and nothing can shake it. It is a foundation stone with these words written on it: "The Lord knows those who are really his," and "A person who calls himself a Christian should not be doing things that are wrong." (2 Timothy 2:19|LIVING-

Prayers:
Blessed Redeemer the creator of all that is seen and unseen, we beseech you glorious father to look upon us in your great mercy. It is our desire to be genuine labourers of your kingdom. Hire me today and I will be willing to work. Supply the grace to remain faithful to this duty call till the hour of rest. Make your kingdom known through the saving grace of your son Jesus Christ and grant by the power of the Holy Spirit the desire to do your holy will through Jesus Christ our Saviour! Amen.
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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The Labourers and the Rest 2

So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labours, just as God did after creating the world. (Hebrews 4:9-10|NLT2013-

The second aspect of this topic today will discuss those labourers whom the Lord Himself has engaged rightly.

The rest promised here is a reward of a labour, so you can’t enjoy this rest by mere desire rather your labour is what that will determine if you will and when to enter the rest.

For anyone to enter this rest, such must have proved himself a worthy follower of Christ in Spirit and in truth. You have to present the wounds and scars you sustained as a labourer in the vineyard of the master.

I watch and listen to a lot of people when they pray asking God that they want to make heaven, that’s fine but if that’s your primary prayer point I want to remind you today that heaven is a rest promised for the people of God and anyone who has entered it has ceased from all his labour so instead of wishing and praying I advise you to labour for it.

Remember that salvation is free gift of Christ to all mankind but heaven is not a free gift, it is a resting place for those who have laboured for the kingdom sake.

So there is a full complete rest still waiting for the people of God. Christ has already entered there. He is resting from his work, just as God did after the creation. (Hebrews 4:9-10|LIVING-

This translation gives us an insight of a man who has finished with His labour and has entered His rest. So if Jesus Christ laboured to enter the rest why do you think you will enter it free of charge.

Friends, no man can enter this rest by desire or by lobbying, one way to enter it is through labour. Some claimed that Christ has finished all the Labour and we are called to inherit the rest, that is a doctrine of demon. Christ only finished the work of salvation and has given us the access to it free of charge but to enter the rest of God comes with a price which includes your persistent obedience to doing the will of God on earth no matter the cost.

Then the mother of James and John, the sons of Zebedee, brought them to Jesus and respectfully asked a favor. "What is your request?" he asked. She replied, "In your Kingdom, will you let my two sons sit on two thrones next to yours?" But Jesus told her, "You don't know what you are asking!" Then he turned to James and John and asked them, "Are you able to drink from the terrible cup I am about to drink from?" "Yes," they replied, "we are able!" "You shall indeed drink from it," he told them. "But I have no right to say who will sit on the thrones next to mine. Those places are reserved for the persons my Father selects." (Matthew 20:20-23|LIVING-

From the conversation about you can see that the rest cannot be gotten through favour but through Labour. There is indeed a cup to drink from which is the same from Which Christ drank from. This helps us to understand that must follow the footsteps of Christ in this Labour so as to enter the rest of God.

Prayers:
Father of mercy, remember oh Lord the works of our hands, help us in our daily pursuit to be worth servants in your vineyard, plant among us the seed of love for you and for our neighbours that through our fellowship with you and dealing with others we will be found worth of your rest when you call us home through the everlasting grace of Jesus Christ! Amen

Monday, 15 July 2019

The Labourers and the Rest 1

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest., (Matthew 11:28|KJV-

Are you much aware that in this life men labour?
Does it ever occur to you that in this life men need rest?

The labourers in the scripture are categorized into two, one are those whom the devil has engaged wrongly and two, those whom God has engaged rightly. Today we will consider the former.

The devil is not just a wicked spirit but also a deceiver of men, he doesn’t just want anyone to remain idle and that’s while he has found room in the hearts of many to engage them.

A man that labours for the devil is a slave and not a true labourer because in reality every labourer deserves pay and rest but the devil don’t give rest nor pay but use men to achieve his wicked purposes and finally settle them with a room in hell.

It is the job of the devil to contract a group of people in the name of herdsman, boko haram etc to kill and mime their fellow human, he is also in the business of greed and corruption. He is the highest employer of youths in all sorts of immorality. So who then said there is no job anywhere? Hear this, the devil has a job for everyman no matter your status and qualification in life, it’s all depends on your willingness to work for him.

But this morning there is a call from the desk of the King of Glory, the faithful witness, the Prince of Peace, the I am that I am, the one who died yet lives again. He calls this morning and says COME ALL YOU WHO LABOUR AND ARE HEAVILY LADEN AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST. The truth is that it’s only in Christ Venture that you will find peace and rest for your soul, so par a venture you are under the labour yoke of the devil, it can be yoke of immorality, it can be lying and cheating, it can be backbiting, it can be envy, it can be fornication, whatsoever it is the master is calling you today to come home and rest.

It doesn’t matter how long the devil has yoked you into that, all that matters now is your decision to resign and take a rest in Christ Jesus. He is the only one that can afford you rest from every kind of labour. He gives rest and receives one free of charge all you need is to turn to Him in confession now. Behold the banquet of God for those who laboured and turn to Him for rest:

Invitation to the Lord’s Salvation “Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink— even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk— it’s all free! Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen to me, and you will eat what is good. You will enjoy the finest food. “Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David. (Isaiah 55:1-3|NLT2013-

Prayers:
Everlasting father the author and finisher of our faith, look upon us your children with your mercy, indeed we have stayed and all we like sheep has gone a stray and there is no longer life in us. Help us oh Son of Man help us for we have no where to go from here. Grant our hearts the peace of salvation and grant us rest from every works of darkness. Subdue and rebuke the devil for our sake and to the glory of your name JESUS Christ the righteous! Amen. 

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE DAY: (JULY 3) (Red)

Collect
Almighty and eternal God, who, for the firmer foundation of our faith, al-
lowed the apostle Saint Thomas to doubt the resurrection of your Son till
word and sight convinced him: grant to us, who have not seen, that we
also may believe and so receive the fullness of Christ’s blessing; who is
alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Jesus Appears to Thomas One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.” Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed. Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.” (John 20:24-29|NLT2013-

Thomas the Apostle, also called Didymus, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Thomas is commonly known as "Doubting Thomas" because he doubted Jesus' resurrection when first told of it; later, he confessed his faith, "My Lord and my God," on seeing Jesus' crucifixion wounds.

Some of us today criticized Him for doubting Christ resurrection but it was through his doubting that his faith was strengthened, one of the lessons we learn from St. Thomas today is that faith is required of us all, we necessarily need not to see and touch to build our belief in the living God.

Jesus through St. Thomas thought us that it is blessing for those who did not see but believe, I don’t know how long you have doubted the existence and Power of Christ as the Son of God but remember today of the blessing of those who did not see but believe.

You must have been looking up to God for one miracle or breakthrough and it seems not to be coming forth, does it create doubt in you or strengthen your faith? Remember that the Bible taught us that without faith it is impossible to please God for anyone who comes to God must first believe in His existence and He is the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

Finally friends, faith is the nucleus of Christianity for the Just Shall live by faith. Never allow situations of this life to waver your faith in Christ Jesus and don’t join those ones saying ‘seeing is believe’ whenever it comes to the matters of Christ Kingdom because we speak a different language from the World. ‘blessed are those who did not see but believe ‘

Traditionally, Thomas is believed to have travelled outside the Roman Empire to preach the Gospel, travelling as far as Tamilakam which are the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in present-day India. He is often regarded as the Patron Saint of India. According to Syrian Christian tradition, Saint Thomas was allegedly martyred at St.Thomas Mount, in Chennai, in 72 A.D July 3rd,and his body was interred in Mylapore, India.

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