Secret Sins: From Holiness to Purity

Purity is a maintained holiness. What therefore breaks our holiness and deters us from reaching the purity line is secret sin. But the truth is that we all know the sin.

The measure of spirituality is your understanding of how unspiritual you are. We need to understand that sin is a spirit and to do the will of God we have to be spiritual. We could live above sin if we choose to or subject ourselves to sin. It’s all a matter of choice. Sin brings us into captivity.

The reason why you are seeing strange things is because you are strange : On the football field, the man with the ball is the object of attack yet the object of commentary.

Dangers involved in engaging in secret sin includes change in destiny (Hosea 4:7), Delay leading to denial, Captivity (Lamentation 1:5)

How to overcome secret sin: There is no shortcut;

  • 1. Sow righteousness Hosea 10:12 Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed / fallow ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.
  • 2. Keep pushing hard : Your physical self influences your spirituality. Hosea 14:1, Hosea 14:4

How hard are you striking to break the filthiness in you and embrace the grace of God?

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Preacher: Bro. Emmanuel

Passionate or Polite Christian 2

The level of our job does not define you but how you do it. When you do things passionately, you have quick rewards.
The greatest commandment is love the lord your God with all your heart. That’s being passionate. Good works does not necessarily produce good character but good character will always produce good works.

We have to put on the cloth of zeal in order to scale through the world. Zeal keeps us going regardless of what brings us down.
What will keep you warm is when you have the passion that keeps you going. However, we can be zealous but we may not be zealous for the right thing. God rescinded his anger over the children of Israel because of Phineas zeal and he was commended for it because every other person were looking while the same cause for the problem is been brought into the camp by an high official. Phineas drove his spear through both of them and the anger of God was dowsed.
You can feel the spear of God going through you but you can feel the love even more.
God wants us to take off the filthy things and face him.

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor

How hard are you striking? : Passionate or Polite Christianity?

God wants to build us from within. God wants to check certain things in our lives if only we allow him.
The focus on the children of Israel was on the miracles rather than on the miracle worker. King Joash thought prophet Elisha will do another miracle again to destroy the enemies rather than make him go through all the hassle of striking the ground and dealing with the enemies himself. It was so disappointing that the King was expecting miracles but the man of God told him to do “Lame things”.
When we are fearful, everything rotates around what you are afraid of. Similarly, if we fear God, everything  revolves around him.
Before you can win in the physical, we have to win in the spirit realm first. We all want physical miracles but how strong are we spiritually?
God is not looking for polite Christians but he is looking for passionate Christians. King Joash was polite in his dealings with the prophet but was  not passionate about the victory that God wants to give him and therefore not only was his reign cut short but also caused the children of Israel to be taken captives again. Too long we have been polite in our work with God but what he requires from us is passion to server and follow him.
When God tells you to destroy somethings in your life, how do you react? Do you take up the challenge and put in all effort to destroy those sins or you are lethargic in your ways just as king Joash?

What is more important is what God thinks about us and not what people thinks about us and that made David to receive blessings from God and Michal receive curse from God.
How many times have we allowed people to suffer due to our lack of passion?
Are you passionate about Christ or being polite in your walk with him?

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor

 

How hard are you striking?

Relationship is better than religiosity. How often have we sat in a corner and lived with hatred in our heart?
Elisha until his last breathe never grumbled even when he knew he will die with sickness despite the double portion anointing that was upon him. When we live with so much negativity, we tend to loose and not enjoy the goodness of God. Though King Joash never loved Elisha, yet he knew that he was a man of God and he came to Elisha because of his selfish ambition and not because he loved Elisha.
Change of location does not change your attitude. Elisha had the choice of grumbling because he had the double portion of Elijah and yet he is at the point of death struck with sickness despite all the miracle that happened through him.
When God gives you double, be prepared for double responsibility and he is interested in our approach but too often we have held the wrong approach.
How do you deal with your stinking attitude?
God was pouring out salvation and deliverance upon Israel  but the king was not excited about the deliverance but was rather lackadaisical.
The greatest enemy is the one you can’t see. For we do not wrestle against flesh. Elisha told Joash to shoot in the air because he knew that the enemies we can’t see is more than the enemies we can see. If the lord open your eyes then you will see that weapon of our warfare is not carnal. We are fighting against principalities and power.s We should be slow to anger, slow to speak but quick to listen.
When things doesn’t make sense to you it makes sense to God if only you are in the right attitude with God.

How hard are you striking?

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor

You are a fragrance of God

Can we say that all the Apostles Jesus chose were mistakes? Let’s take a closer look at the personality of the 12 he chose as his Apostle: fishermen, government officials, politician, doubter, brothers of conflicting views, cheater.

When Jesus chose all of the Apostles, he did it  to give them an opportunity to change. Jesus knew Judas was a cheater but he only chose him to give him a second chance but Judas didn’t change but the rest of them did. So also unto us, God constantly gives us opportunity to change and we have a choice to either accept or decline.
Jesus chose and appointed us for so as to bear fruit. As Christians we don’t think like the heathens: we loose some, we win some but in Christ we win some and learn some.
As long as you are in the anointing of Jesus, you will always be successful in all you do. When the disciples came together, they were smelly but Jesus transformed them.
The reason why people have not believed Jesus is because you are not emitting the fragrance of Christ.
Faithfulness always lead to fruitfulness.

Prayer: God help me to be fruitful and let my fruit remain.

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Preacher: Pastor John Malcolm.

One thing I seek

Regardless of whatever situation David went through he still came into the presence of God. Just because you call yourself a christian does not make you a christian. Your act defines who you are. Christian means Christ-like and therefore if you don’t fully exhibit things Christ-like behavior then you are not qualified to be a christian.

The essence for creation of man is to have fellowship with God. God created man to have constant communion with him.
Too often we are trapped with the good things we have while God has the best thing in stock for us. God wants to have an intimacy with you. The moment we talk to God, he gives us all his attention.

-0- What are we seeking today?

We often get mad at the Lord just as Martha got mad at Jesus but Jesus replied and said one thing is needful. What you are seeking defines you.
People can guarantee a lot of things and fail but one thing is sure, when you seek the lord, he would be found. God understands every motive behind your thoughts but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.

-0- Where are you dwelling?

What kind of environment are you surrounding yourself with? If you surround yourself with the presence of God, you will be like him and if you surround yourself with grumblers, you will be like them likewise. There will always be people who will deflect you from serving the lord.

-0- Where are you gazing?
When you gaze upon God’s beauty and holiness, it gives you a Godly anger.

One thing I seek, that I may dwell in the house of the lord to gaze upon your beauty.

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Preacher: Pastor Trevor Z.

Look what the Lord has done

Before we see what the lord has done we have to see and understand what the devil has done in our lives first to have a big picture of what God has done.
There lived a man in the tomb and no one could bind him because he had legions of demon in him but yet there was still a cry within this man. Needless to say he was demon possessed, when he saw Jesus he still bowed on his knees. At the mention of the name of Jesus, every knees shall bow. The legions are 6000 demons as assumed by bible scholars. Jesus had to leave the Jews and he went to the gentiles just because of a man.
The only reason why Jesus went to Gerasa was just because of the demon possessed man. He passed through the storm and through the raging sea just because of one man. So also unto us Jesus will always come for us no matter how hard the problem we are going through.
The devil wants you to stay in the tomb. Tomb is a place where dead people stay. In our day and age, death could be spiritual. The bible say the devil roars like a lion seeking for who to devour but he is not a lion. The only lion is the lion of the tribe of Judah.
The devil wants us to look good on the outside just like the beautiful tombs but what is inside are dead bones.
When the devil possesses you, no man can tame you. When you don’t have Jesus in your life then you are void. Peace does not mean absence of trouble but rather  in the midst of the challenges we still have a sound mind.
We need to appreciate what God has done for us daily and not taking his love for granted.

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor.

Password to success in life: SURRENDER

We are in the moment where wickedness is the order of the day. When we start reading the word of God we always feel sleepy on an average but does not happen to us when we watch movies.
The devil permits us to be religious but not having a relationship with God.
Surrender means coming to a point in which we have no power of our own again and simply handing the baton to God. Jesus himself even though he is God, surrendered to the will of his father.
Did you receive Jesus in your life or you are religious in your way? The reason for Jesus ccoming into this world is to set an example for us.
The reason for Jesus’s success was because he fully surrendered to God. We all want to have complete control of our lives. Too often we are living our christian lives by outsourcing some part of our lives to God. We want God to know what we do in church but after church, we don’t want God to know anything.
God wants our whole body in. He wants us to be a living sacrifice. God created us to have relationship with him.
The rich young ruler went to meet Jesus and asked what he could do to inherit heaven. Jesus replied by telling him to sell everything he had but the man went with a very sad face. The rich young ruler chose not to follow Jesus because he didn’t want to surrender everything.
You can have several plans but God’s plan will always prevail. When God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, he never grumbled but simply obeyed. Also Isaac would have ran away but he also understood complete surrender to his father.
If you completely surrender, God will provide for you. No Jesus -> No heaven -> No surrender -> No success.

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor.

Staying full of God Pt2

Sometimes we get so used to having Christian terminology but fail to deal with the real problems in our lives. God is more interested in the inside and not on the outside. It is easier to change the outside than the inside.

When we have gratefulness in our heart, it overflows (Romans 1:18-21). When we put God in a box, we are not glorifying God. Putting God in a box simply means believing he could solve some of our problems and not all. If you want breakthrough in your life, start being grateful. Every time you are tempted to grumble, replace it with gratefulness and thanksgiving

Imaginations: It means conception. Becoming vain in our imagination simply means thinking negativity. That is things that work against God’s word. Vain imaginations work against you. That’s what godless people do (Matt 12:35).

Where your treasure is so is your heart. Whatever you fill your life with becomes treasures of your life. However, both good things and evil things are considered treasures (Mark 7:21-23, Prov 23:7). What are you treasuring?

Don’t try to be fishers of men, just follow Jesus and he will make you fishers of men.

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor

Staying full of God

The greater the challenges, the greater the victory and the more test, the greater the testimonies we will have in 2016.
We tend to loose the joy that God wants to give us because of our busy schedules. We all want the fullness of God but can we say we are living in the fullness of God yet?
One of the principle of living in the fullness of God is learning to be contended with what we have.
The most difficult thing to find is what we already have because we never lost it.

There is no excuse of saying there is no God.
Being godless does not mean not knowing God; you can know God and still be godless. (Romans 3)

To live a God-full life:
1. Glorify or magnify God in everything you do.
It involves exalting the name of God. godless people do not glorify God but God-full people do.
We magnify our problems more than our God. Through our thinking we can make God big or small.
How big is God in your life?
You have to see with your own eyes that God is very Big. Irrespective of your problems, God will do what he has to do in your life. Just believe.
There are many believers that are yet godless because they are not magnifying God but rather glorifying their problems.
The more David glorified God even in his problems, the more victories he had.
(Mark 9:23)
2. Be thankful
The moment we start being grateful, the more great victories we have (2 tim 3). We cannot understand God’s kingdom principle with our democratic mindset.
We become unthankful because of our democratic mindset. Jesus having known the time of his death during the last supper still gave thanks to God.The bible says he took the bread and gave thanks.

3. God-full thinking and imaginations
Christianity is not about doing the right thing but living the right way.
4. Good heart

We all have the option of living a God-full life or living a Godless life. Your choice?

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Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor.