ALIVING SACRIFICE AS OUR REASONABLE SERVICE
A LIVING SACRIFICE AS OUR REASONABLE SERVICE is the topic we will handling this week. Our text is taken from Romans12:1, we going to browse only this verse, study ever words in this verse and i pray that God will bless us through His word. I beseech u, or i plead or beg of u therefore, why therefore? Because this condition for us or compulsory to do as a xtian, by mercies of God,. Scripture said mercies not mercy that is things to be thankful for. Lamentation3:22, said if not God's mercies we should be consumed by our enemies.Acts13:34. By his mercies for gift of life, health, provision etc.
Rom12:1, we're considering the word 'PRESENT' or offer, release & submit. Jam4:7, submit to God then u can resist d devil.
It is when wire is plugged to socket that wire became threat to human life. It can kill, it when we submitted to God that we can resists the devil and the devil will flee from us. Disciples displaced it, so u and i've the the same power to the same. Matt18:18, WHATEVER WE BIND ON EARTH WILL BIND IN HEAVEN.Rom12:1, 'YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE' (BODIES that' is plural .” BODIES” 1Thess5:23, SPIRIT,SOUL&BODIES. We possessed these.
Our spirit, soul & bodies are what made us to be complete.
SPIRIT.Gen2:7, God breathed in a a breath of life and man became a living soul. Your spirit is like a reflecting mirror that reflects any image being evil when you are a sinner and good when you are a true believer. Holy spirit only relates with our spirit. Rom8:16. The enemies can only attack your spirit in order to deal with you physically, your spirit is what transformed when you gave your life to Christ, you need to grow more in spirit through God's word, faasting & prayer for you to be able to overcome the fresh and behave as a true believer in Christ.
Soul is our reasoning and thinking faculty.
Body is our physical body. Most times we look good outwardly that will rotten in grave and starving our soul with God's word and our total obedient to God's word.
Another words to examine critically are “HOLY” and “ACCEPTABLE”. We must be holy because our God is a Holy God. God commanded us to be holy. 1Peter1:15-16. Your total obedient to God’s word will make you acceptable before God. So half obedience is not accepted to God. Isaiah 1:19.
This is our only reasonable service to God.
HOW CAN I PRESENT MY BODIES AS A LIVING SACRIFICE?
The answer to this question can be found in the letters that made up the word “PRESENT”
P – Purge. We need to allow God’s word to clean us. Ephesisns 5:26 -27.
R- Reference God because our God is Omni-Present, Omni Science, Omni Potent God. Hebrews 11:6.
E- Elevate God through praise and worship. Psalms 100.
S – Spirit, our spirit must link up to the Holy Spirit. Romans8:14-16.
E – Empowerment, we must be empower in God’s presence. Acts 10:38.
N – Nullify every works of satan. Matthew18:18
T –Teaching by the Holy Spirit through God’s word and we must learn and practicalize that we learnt. Romans12:2, 2Timothy2:15, Philippians4:8.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
ALIVING SACRIFICE AS OUR REASONABLE SERVICE
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Simple means those believers that are fixed in Jesus. John15:1-16
Unchanging believer that never give up on God and God's promises regardless their situation or condition.
Those believers that are steady with Christ Jesus. James1:6-8
Steadfastness help us to firmly loyal to God. 2Sam20:2.
WHY MUST A BELIEVER BE STEADFAST TO GOD?
1. We must reference and depend on God. Heb11:1-6, Exodus14:31
2. Steadfastness help us to be obedient believers. Gen24:23
3. To enjoy God's love. Exodus20:6, Deuteronomy 5:10
4. To enjoy God's presence and His glory. Exodus19:19
5. Enable us in keeping God's commandment. Deuteronomy 7:12
6. Steadfastness guide us to focus to heaven. 2Peter3:17,1Corinthians9:24-27, Gen15:6
7. Our sure hope on God. Heb6:19
8. Faith against fear. Job11:15
9. We must be in spirit. Psalms 51:10
10. We must be steadfastness in praise and worship to bring down God's presence. Psalms 108:1, Psalms 57:7
11. For courage to victory. Psalms 112:7, Joshua 23:6
12. Righteousness. Proverb11:19
13. Trust in God. Isaiah. Romans4:17-28
14. Steadfastness in strength. Col1:11
15. Steadfastness in preaching the gospel. Col1:23
16. Steadfastness in exercising our faith. 1Thessolanians1:3
17. God's great kindness on us all. 1Kings3:6
18. God's mercy. 1 Chronicles17:13, 6:42.
19. Prophecy of God's Prophets and Prophetess. 2Chronicles20:20
20. Steadfastness in prayer. Psalms44:26, Philipians4:6.
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
I read this piece with pain but full of inspiration. I urge all my friends to read too. It is disheartening, let's wake up from our slumber, let us make the best use of our education and research.
This lengthy discussion between a Zambian and an American in a flight to Boston will lighten your spirit and agitate you.
Every Patriot in Africa should read this article; penned by US-based Zambian media practitioner and author. He is a PhD candidate with a B.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism, and an M.A. in History.
They call the Third World the lazy man’s purview; the sluggishly slothful and languorous prefecture.
In this realm people are sleepy, dreamy, torpid, lethargic, and therefore indigent—totally penniless, needy, destitute, poverty-stricken, disfavored and impoverished. In this demesne, as they call it, there are hardly any discoveries, inventions, and innovations.
Africa is the trailblazer. Some still call it “the dark continent” for the light that flickers under the tunnel is not that of hope, but an approaching train.
And because countless keep waiting in the way of the train, millions die and many more remain decapitated by the day.
“It’s amazing how you all sit there and watch yourselves die,” the man next to me said. “Get up and do something about it.
When I first discovered I was going to spend my New Year’s Eve next to him on a non-stop JetBlue flight from Los Angeles to Boston I was angst-ridden.
I associate marble-shaven Caucasians with iconoclastic skin-heads, most of who are racist.
“My name is Walter,” he extended his hand as soon as I settled in my seat.
I told him mine with a precautious smile.
“Where are you from?” he asked.
“Zambia!” he exclaimed, “Kaunda’s country.”
“Yes,” I said, “Now Sata’s.”
“But of course,” he responded. “You just elected King Cobra as your president.”
My face lit up at the mention of Sata’s moniker. Walter smiled and in those cold eyes I saw an amenable fellow, one of those American highbrows who shuttle between Africa and the U.S.
“I spent three years in Zambia in the 1980s,” he continued. “I wined and dined with Luke Mwananshiku, Willa Mungomba, Dr. Siteke Mwale, and many other highly intelligent Zambians.” He lowered his voice. “I was part of the IMF group that came to rip you guys off.” He smirked. “Your government put me in a million dollar mansion overlooking a shanty called Kalingalinga.
From my patio I saw it all—the rich and the poor, the ailing, the dead, and the healthy.”
“Are you still with the IMF?” I asked.
“I have since moved to yet another group with similar intentions.
In the next few months my colleagues and I will be in Kenya to hypnotize the Raisi
I work for the broker that has acquired a chunk of your debt. Your government owes not the World Bank, but us millions of dollars.
We’ll be in Lusaka to offer your president a couple of millions and fly back with a check twenty times greater.”
“No, you won’t,” I said. “King Cobra is incorruptible. He is …”
He was laughing. “Says who? Give me an African president, just one, who has not fallen for the carrot and stick.”
Quett Masire’s name popped up.
“Oh, him, well, we never got to him because he turned down the IMF and the World Bank.
It was perhaps the smartest thing for him to do.”
At midnight we were airborne.
The captain wished us a happy 2015 and urged us to watch the fireworks across Los Angeles.
“Isn’t that beautiful,” Walter said looking down.
From my middle seat, I took a glance and nodded admirably.
“That’s white man’s country,” he said. “We came here on Mayflower and turned Indian land into a paradise and now the most powerful nation on earth.
We discovered the bulb, and built this aircraft to fly us to pleasure resorts like Lake Zambia or lake Kenya .
I grinned. “There is no Lake Zambia or lake Kenya
He curled his lips into a smug smile. “That’s what we call your countries . You guys are as stagnant as the water in the lake.
We come in with our large boats and fish your minerals and your wildlife and leave morsels—crumbs. That’s your staple food, crumbs.
That corn-meal you eat, that’s crumbs, the small Tilapia fish you call Kapenta/omena are crumbs.
We the Bwanas (whites) take the cat fish.
I am the "Bwana" and you are the "mtu".
I get what I want and you get what you deserve, crumbs.
That’s what lazy people get—Zambians, Kenyans, other Africans and the entire Third World.”
The smile vanished from my face.
“I see you are getting pissed off,” Walter said and lowered his voice.
“You are thinking this Bwana is a racist.
That’s how most Zambians & Kenyans respond when I tell them the truth.
They go ballistic.
Okay. Let’s for a moment put our skin pigmentations, this black and white crap, aside.
Tell me, my friend, what is the difference between you and me?”
"There’s no difference.”
“Absolutely none,” he exclaimed. “Scientists in the Human Genome Project have proved that. It took them thirteen years to determine the complete sequence of the three billion DNA subunits.
After they were all done it was clear that 99.9% nucleotide bases were exactly the same in you and me.
We are the same people. All white, Asian, Latino, and black people on this aircraft are the same.”
I gladly nodded.
“And yet I feel superior,” he smiled fatalistically. “Every white person on this plane feels superior to a black person.
The white guy who picks up garbage, the homeless white trash on drugs, feels superior to you no matter his status or education.
I can pick up a nincompoop from the New York streets, clean him up, and take him to Lusaka and you all be crowding around him chanting muzungu, muzungu and yet he’s a riffraff.
Tell me why my angry friend.”
For a moment I was wordless.
“Please don’t blame it on slavery like the African Americans do or colonialism, or some psychological impact or some kind of stigmatization.
And don’t give me the brainwash poppycock. Give me a better answer.”
I was thinking.
He continued. “Excuse what I am about to say. Please do not take offense.”
I felt a slap of blood rush to my head and prepared for the worst.
“You my friend flying with me and all your kind are lazy,” he said. “When you rest your head on the pillow you don’t dream big.
You and other so-called African intellectuals are lazy, each one of you only going for leadership; just to fill their own stomach and steal from the poor.
It is you and not those poor starving people, who are the reason Africa is in such a deplorable state.”
“That’s not a nice thing to say,” I protested.
He was implacable. “Oh yes it is and I will say it again, you are lazy in your minds.
Poor and uneducated Africans are the most hardworking people on earth. I saw them in the Lusaka markets and on the street of Nairobi selling merchandise. I saw them in villages toiling away.
I saw women on Kafue Road crushing stones to sell and I wept. I said to myself where are the Zambian intellectuals? And in kenya l saw women as bricklayers. Where are these intellectual men?
Are the Zambian or Kenyans engineers so imperceptive they cannot invent a simple stone crusher or a simple water filter to purify well water for those poor villagers? Or sort out the drainage system to make Biogas or rivers purification systems.
Are you telling me that after thirty-seven years or more of independence your university school of engineering has not produced a scientist or an engineer who can make simple small machines for mass use?
What is the school there for?”
I held my breath.
“Do you know where I found your intellectuals? They were in bars quaffing.
I saw with my own eyes a bunch of alcoholic graduates. Calling themselves policy makers
Zambian, Kenyans , other African intellectuals work from eight to five and spend the evening drinking. We don’t. We reserve the evening for brainstorming.”
He looked me in the eye.
“And you flying to Boston and all of you Africans in the Diaspora are just as lazy and apathetic to their country.
You don’t care about your country and yet your very own parents, brothers and sisters live there.
Many have died or are dying of neglect by you as democratic government .
They are dying of AIDS because you cannot come up with your own preventive measures. Too much immorality.
You are here calling yourselves graduates, researchers and scientists and are fast at articulating your credentials once asked—oh, I have a PhD in this and that, so what?
What next? Handouts from IMF? Then repay?
I was deflated.
“Wake up you all!” he exclaimed, attracting the attention of nearby passengers. “You should be busy lifting ideas, formulae, recipes and diagrams from American manufacturing factories and sending them to your own factories.
All those dissertation papers you compile should be your country’s treasure. Why do you think the Asians are a force to reckon with? They stole our ideas and turned them into their own. Look at Japan, China, India, just look at them.”
He paused. “The Bwana has spoken,” he said and grinned.
“As long as you are dependent on my plane, I shall feel superior and you my friend shall remain inferior, how about that?
The Chinese, Japanese, Indians, even Latinos are a notch better.
You Africans are at the bottom of the totem pole.”
He tempered his voice. “Get over this white skin syndrome and begin to feel confident.
Become innovative and make your own stuff for God’s sake.”
At 8 a.m. the plane touched down at Boston’s Logan International Airport. Walter reached for my hand.
“I know I was too strong, but I don’t give a damn. I have been to Zambia , Kenya , other African countries and have seen too much poverty.”
He pulled out a piece of paper and scribbled something. “Here, read this. It was written by a friend.”
He had written only the title: “Lords of Poverty.”
Thunderstruck, I had a sinking feeling.
I watched Walter walk through the airport doors to a waiting car. He had left a huge dust devil twirling in my mind, stirring
I remembered some who have since passed—how they got the highest grades in mathematics and the sciences and attained the highest education on the planet.
They had been to Harvard, Oxford, Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), only to leave us with not a single invention or discovery.
I knew some by name and drunk with them at the Lusaka Playhouse and intercontinental hotel, safari park Kenya and Central Sports in Lusaka
Walter is right. It is true that since independence we have failed to nurture creativity and collective orientations.
We as a nation lack a workhorse mentality and behave like 13 million civil servants dependent on a government pay cheque.
We believe that development is generated 8-to-5 behind a desk wearing a tie with our degrees hanging on the wall.
Such a working environment does not offer the opportunity for fellowship, the excitement of competition, and the spectacle of innovative rituals.
But the intelligentsia is not solely or even mainly, to blame.
*The larger failure is due to political circumstances*.
Knowing well that King Cobra , Kenyatta, and others will not embody innovation at Walter’s level let’s begin to look for a technologically active-positive leader who can succeed them after a term or two.
That way we can make our own stone crushers, water filters, water pumps, razor blades and harvesters or dig our own boreholes without IMF being involved.
Let’s dream big and make tractors, cars and planes,
or like Walter said, forever remain inferior...
A fundamental transformation of our country from what is essentially non-innovative to a strategic superior African country requires a bold risk-taking educated leader with a triumphalist attitude and we have one in YOU.
Don’t be highly strung and feel insulted by Walter. It is like shooting the messenger.
Take a moment and think about our country.
Our journey from 1963 has been marked by tears. It has been an emotionally overwhelming experience.
Each one of us has lost a loved one to poverty, hunger, and disease.
The number of graves is catching up with the population.
It’s time to change our political culture. It’s time for Zambian, Kenyans, Nigerians and other Africans intellectuals to cultivate an active-positive progressive movement that will change our lives forever.
Don’t be afraid or dispirited, rise to the challenge and salvage the remaining.
Saturday, 26 August 2017
5 THINGS PEOPLE THINKS WRONG ABOUT LOVE
1.Love means never having to say you?re sorry
Anyone who has ever had any kind of healthy relationship knows that this is totally untrue. Obviously, whoever came up with this phrase knows very little about true love. A good relationship depends upon a couple?s ability to resolve conflicts. Those who do not know how to work through problems, apologize for mistakes and forgive offenses made against them are not very capable of maintaining loving relationships. Remember, no one is perfect. Not you. Not your sweetheart. Thus, blunders will be made and feelings will be hurt. When you truly love someone, you will do whatever it takes to make things right when times get rough. Love means saying sorry often and forgiving repeatedly.
2. When the spark is gone, the love is gone
Just because the sparks and butterflies aren?t flying around like they used to doesn?t mean your love has died. That twitterpated feeling is not love; it is a product of love. But true love is caring so deeply for someone that his or her happiness and well-being are more important to you than your own.
3. Love is disposable, It is sad to admit, but we live in an extremely selfish world. Media has pumped the idea into our minds that everything is disposable. If your phone is broken, get an upgrade. If your clothes aren?t up-to-date, go buy new ones. If your marriage isn?t everything you dreamed it would be, throw it away and find something better. It is really rather pathetic.
It is time to wake up and realize that certain things are made to last. Love is not a toy that will eventually need to be replaced by something shinier. True love was made to endure anything. It was not meant to be temporary. It was not meant to be thrown away.
4. There is no such thing as a happily ever after
Anyone who has started to believe this lie has probably heard, said or thought something to the effect of, ?Welcome to the real world.? Unfortunately, this ?real world? is often seen as a world of pain, suffering, hardships and certainly no happy endings. Why have we chosen to make our view of the ?real world? a negative one? Yes, life is hard ? harder than you ever thought it would be. Your heart has probably been broken at least once. Hopes and dreams have most likely been crushed multiple times. It has been rough. But that is not everything life has to offer.
Amidst trials, you can still choose to be happy and love with all your heart. No, your life isn?t a fairytale. No, fairy tales aren?t even real. But, believe it or not, you do not need a dashing prince to have a happily ever after.
5. All you need is love
This is a very popular lie that, unfortunately, many people have started to believe. They have begun to think that if you have love, nothing else matters. This is wrong. Love is wonderful, but it isn?t ?all you need.? If you want your relationship to last, you need asweet friendship, total trust, feelings of respect, a great deal of forgiveness, lots of patience, effective communication, complete support and loads of laughter.
Your relationship will not survive life?s many curveballs if it is based solely on romance. If it is not rooted in something deeper, it will blow away at the first sign of a storm. This true, deep love doesn?t stop bad things from happening, but it does make life worth living.
Friday, 25 August 2017
Let us learn from the prodigal son.
Never separate yourself from your source of life, or you will end up becoming a total loser.
Pls consider the following:
The Prodigal son
He left too soon.
He left much behind
He went too far
He spent too much
He became too poor
He came to himself
He took a decision
He took an action
He went back to his father
He received what he left behind.
If you can come to yourself today and return to God, he will accept you back , and give you another chance and all you have lost.
Jesus has his hands wide opened to welcome you as his lost child.
Accept his offer now.
DELAY IS DANGEROUS.
Thursday, 24 August 2017
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
"30 RULES FOR MEN"
1. Don’t ever beat your wife for any reason. Prov19:11, Prov20:3
2. Don’t ever forget that your wife is your greatest asset. Prov. 12:4, Prov18:22
3. Don’t ever forget to check the level of peace of your wife. Prov27:17
4. Don’t associate with men that lack credibility and generational mindset.
5. Don’t ever hurt your wife no matter the level of insults passed on you. Col3:19, 1Pet2:19-20
6. Don’t ever wave off the ideas, advice or suggestions of your wife because of your selfish interest. Pro. 1:5, Pro.
7. Never treat your wife as a servant. Eph. 5:29
8. Never make your wife a negative case study before friends and family. Prov. 5:18, Prov. 21:23
9. Never doubt your wife no matter what you know about her past. 1Cor13:5.10. Don’t deny your wife of sex. 1Cor7:4-5.
11. Don’t be careless about the welfare of your home. 1Tim. 5:8
12. Don’t compare your wife with anyone. 2Cor. 10:12
13. Never cheat on your wife no matter the condition. Prov. 6:32, Prov. 5:20
14. Never cut short the love you showed to your wife, rather, water it, and nurture it for effective continuous growing. Eph. 5:28-29
15. Never disregard the effort of your wife, rather appreciate her more and more. Prov. 31:28b
16. Never discuss the weak points of your wife at public opinion polls. Prov. 5:17
17. Don’t call your wife unpleasant names such as prostitute, witch, fruitless
entity, harlot, useless wife,
bastard, rather call her blessed, precious, capable, beautiful and virtuous woman. Col. 4:6, Prov. 31:28-29
18. NEVER EVER PLACE YOUR
FRIENDS, FAMILY OR WORK ABOVE YOUR WIFE.
19. Don’t be self centered. Eph. 5:28, Phil. 2:3-4
20. Don’t ever cook up plans against your wife because of your lustful desires.
21. Never set up a family without having a family vision. Prov. 29:18, Hab. 2:2-3
22. Never make your wife feel inferior and uneducated before your friends, family, anyone or even you the husband.
23. Never compare your wife’s attitude with your one time girlfriend’s attitude.2Cor10:12
24. Don’t be lazy to cater for your wife and family. 1Tim. 5:8
25. Never allow money to be the bond of love in your marriage. 1Tim. 6:10
26. Never allow your parents or family members to dictate the affairs of your home, remember, ‘’therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife………’’. Gen. 2:23-24.
27. Don’t ever let your children come between you and your wife. You married your wife not your children, remember they have their life to live and
when married and gone, only your wife will still be with you, to cook for you, comfort you,
refresh your body, soul and spirit in the bedroom. Matt. 19:6
28. Never hide any phone calls, text messages, or password to mailbox from your wife. Transparency is the ultimate
key to continuous trust and confidence in marriage. Rom. 12:9-10
29. Never owe your wife anything, always give her the very best; best in love, best care, most precious things
and that which belongs to her. Rom.13:8
30. Never show a heart of ungratefulness to God and your precious wife, always and
always be ever grateful for their presence in your life. Prov. 31:28b