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Bold folks

Hey! 

Still sharing some basic Christian thoughts I believe we should always be aware of. It’s a blessed week already. 

I’ve got a simple thought for us from the Bible. One thing I’m certain of is that when we open our hearts to God’s word and prayer, we are never left the same way. Something has happened to our hearts. 

From the previous post in this series, we now see that we are not alone because we have, not just nearby, but inside us the Holy Spirit. And I believe that because of this we can wake up to life as bold folks. 

We can face life knowing that we are aided by the greatest force in the universe!

[[Rom 8:15]] BSB For you did not receive a spirit of slavery that returns you to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

This is a reality we have been called to be aware of. The Spirit we have received is not unto fear but unto confident declaration that God is our Father. We must see that this is really huge! That God, the creator of all, the Father of lights, the A L M I G H T Y is your Father(!) should blow your mind afresh everyday! In fact, knowing that we are God’s habitation is enough reason to be bold to face life. The believer is never without help! God is strong for us. 

[[1Jn 4:4]] KJV Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

See! The Greater One lives in you! And this is the seal of our victory. We are bold being aware of this. 

Ephesians 3:16 KJV

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

There is a working of the Spirit in the believer that stirs up boldness. Paul was praying for the Ephesians that they be strengthened with might by the Holy Spirit that lives in them. This means as we pray, we can expect to see boldness and strength coursing through our souls. We are emboldened in the place of prayer. When we pray we begin to see for real that God is for us and He is mighty in us. 

Blessed?

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The Holy Spirit 

Hello people! 
Today I want to start a series of posts on some basic Christian thoughts we should never forget. And I’m starting out on the subject of the Holy Spirit, God with us! 

And mahn, He is that personality that has been mystified by so many people such that sometimes believers don’t really know what to think of Him. 

John 14:16, 26 KJV

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;[26] But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.


The word comforter is translated from the Greek word paraklētos (pronounced par-ak’-lay-tos) which means someone who is summoned, called to one’s side, especially as one’s aid. 

In the widest sense, it means a helper, succourer, aider, assistant. 
The Holy Spirit is the very life and essence of God released to the believer, and the Bible teaches that He is here to help! 
Jesus actually called Him “another Comforter”. This means He’s come to help in the place of Jesus while He is not physically walking the earth. 

This then implies that the Holy Spirit is the presence of Christ in us. 
Take note, 

Verse 16 of John 14 tells us how long the Holy Spirit will stay. Forever! 

He doesn’t leave. That means He is not subject to a bad mood. He is not vexed at your childishness. He stays come what may! 
Do you have the Holy Spirit? Yes! 

Ephesians 1:13 KJV

In whom ye also trusted , after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,



After you believed the gospel you were sealed with the Holy Spirit. 
And what is the gospel? 

1 Corinthians 15:1, 3-4 KJV

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; [3] For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; [4] And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

It is the message of Christ’s death for our sins, His burial and resurrection. The sufferings of Christ and the glory that follows. And the scriptures teach that because we have believed this, we have the Holy Spirit! 

1 Corinthians 6:19 KJV

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1 John 4:4 KJV

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

The believer has the Spirit of God. The person of God living in her (him). 

This sure implies that the believer is not without help!
This summarises it for me. 

I’m not without help! 

I’m not without God!

He is always near. Never far away. 

I don’t need to pray for His presence. 

I only need to be grateful for His presence and involvement in my life. 
Hebrews 13:5-6 KJV

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. [6] So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

Blessed? 

Will love to hear from you

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Hey Christian 

You chose to keep secrets

This is not a crime

And I don’t imply it is

But when we shine bright in the confines of our privacy 

We are as good as the darkness ravaging our land

The gospel is not a secret treasure 

It’s light that shines in dark places 

The message is God’s wisdom to the world 

Step out!

‘Seye Maj 

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Thursday Morning thoughts

Hi there. 

I know it’s been a while I came around here. And I’m starting out to be consistent again. Pray for me!😁

I wasn’t the one to have friends or a group of folks to roll with when I was younger. I was basically just on my own. Not anymore though. I have a couple of them now. 

And I believe so much in the power of relationships, how that we need people to survive. 

There are moments in life when we are tempted to be alone and do things on our own. And we could so allow folly such that we say things like, “I don’t need anyone” or “I’d rather do life alone”. Now that’s pride gone wrong. 

As much as we may want to live in some sort of denial, we need people that believe in us and in our dreams. People who see possibilities where others see our faults and failures. We may never know the extent to which this goes in shaping the course of our lives. We may never know how much our mindsets can been affected by the right relationships. 

I am a Christian, and I am responsible for my spiritual growth. I need to pray and study my Bible constantly. 

I admit that I won’t be doing enough of these if I don’t have certain relationships in my life. This means that my effectiveness in the course of the gospel can be strengthened by my relationships. And of course the right relationships. 

On the flip side however, the wrong relationships can hinder my growth and productivity. 

In some relationships, people see possibilities on a whole wrong level. So it’s beyond “He believes in me”.

I mean he could believe in your folly and strengthen it! You know what I mean? 

So here’s the summary of my thoughts. 

Have the right relationships that build you up. This is quite basic. But beyond this, honor your relationships.

If there’s this person that is all over you, always looking out for you and all. Hold them in high esteem because they have placed value on you.

This worths more than gold! 

And people know when you don’t value them. They know when you don’t believe in them the same way you see when they don’t believe in you. They know when your actions are just on a superficial level and not from your deep sincere insides. Our actions betray our hearts. Help them to always remember that they are appreciated, loved and honored. 

‘Seye Maj 

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Delusion

​Well, that’s the word on my mind. 

It’s really cool to see that some churches  are beginning to teach about new creation realities. Our reality. The fact that the finished works of Christ has declared us righteous, justified and at peace with God. The fact that the  believer is sanctified. The believer is one with God. The very essence of God is in the believer, meaning that the believer is the habitation of God. 

Just read the epistles and see these realities for yourself. 

Before, the problem was that people were teaching works. How that you need to do certain things to receive the grace of God for your everyday life or for you to “make heaven”. So we begin to wonder why it was called “grace” in the first place if we have to earn it. 

And it doesn’t mean that soo many churches still don’t preach works and have put up mosaic law-like ordinances ignorantly. There’s still a lot of labour in the word and prayer to do with regards to this. 

However, is it now a crime that we are teaching new creation realities in church ni? 

I mean, things we should take responsibility for, we now account to the finished works of Christ. 

I mean Christ died to save sinners. That’s all. The blood of Jesus was shed for the atonement of sins, reconciling people back to God. Nothing else. 

But now as far as we are concerned, Christ died to give us money. Christ died to give us A-grades in school. Now have we become comedians. 

Just think about this. Anything Christ finished on the cross is perfect and perpetually expressed in the believer. If it’s not a constant in your life, Christ did not die for it. For example, our righteousness is perpetual. The Holy Spirit is always in us. He never leaves. We are perpetually sons of God. We did nothing to gain it or sustain it. 

But if you don’t read, you won’t pass your exams. If you don’t work, you will be financially poor. You need to attain to these things. 

That means Christ did not die for them. 

No more delusions. Read your Bible. 

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Tuesday Morning thoughts 

​Great day it is already. 

On my mind this morning…

I have been in the church setting long enough to know that people are not the same. We’ve all got our excesses. We all make mistakes. As far as I’m concerned, you can’t relate with people that long and not see their faults, their imperfections. 

And truth is, those faults are what you defined them to be, at least in some ways. There are things we personally define as wrong based on our opinions about them. We, in many ways, create the standard. So, I believe that there are things that are generally regarded as unacceptable and there are things we personally regard as such based on our personalities. 

Example is, if you don’t like long talks, then anyone that engages you in long conversations talks too much! You determined that. Someone else is perfectly alright with that. 

If you believe in being calm in your disposition about what you seem to believe in and someone else is loud about what he perceives to be right, you conclude he is a fanatic. Perhaps, an extremist! 

People are just not the same. 

I feel this is something to think on. 

We are to walk in love as our absolute. Accommodate

However, if wrong is what is really demonstrated by the people around us, then we must learn to accommodate them, and in love, help them to be better people. 

This can always be done. 

However, the mistake certain church folks make is in adopting methods contrary to God’s perspective (which is the only perspective) on expressing love. 

God does not find faults. It’s his nature. 

James 1:5

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask from God, the One giving generously to all and not finding fault, and it will be given to him.

We find faults. We are more aware of people’s inadequacies than the possibilities they carry deep inside. 

We must come to learn that God has no intention to condemn anyone. As those who partner to do the works of Christ on earth, we also don’t point out faults. 

We see possibilities because people can actually be better.  It’s our job to magnify the possibilities. This is very important. 

God declared the believer righteous, not because he’s got everything right morally. But as far as God is concerned, the believer is His righteousness. It’s what He sees. Righteousness! Not faults! 

2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.



John 3:17 KJV

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

2 Corinthians 5:16-17 (Msg)  Because of this decision we don’t evaluate people by what they have or how they look. We looked at the Messiah that way once and got it all wrong, as you know. We certainly don’t look at him that way anymore.

Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it!

Blessed day. 

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Spirit led

​It’s the beginning of a blessed week.

There’s always something to be thankful for. In fact, there is always a lot to be thankful for;

The gift of people, friendship, leadership, health and needs met. 

I especially love to stay aware of the relationships in my life. The people given as gifts. Mentors, the church family, friends again and again. 

1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Here are some of the things I learnt in the past few days in church and everywhere else. 

We are not without guidance.
Every believer has the Holy Spirit. 

Ephesians 1:13 KJV

In whom ye also trusted , after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

John 14:16-17 KJV

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; [17] Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.



And we can see from these scriptures that the Holy Spirit stays forever! He does not leave. 

He is not Water that evaporates, Fire that quenches or a Dove that flies away. 

He is a person that stays! 
By reason of this, we are not without guidance. 

The leadings of the Spirit is our inheritance in Christ. 

Romans 8:14 KJV

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

1 John 2:20, 27 KJV

But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. [27] But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.



So from now on, we can live life not confused, with much more clarity, because we are now aware that we are led by the Spirit. 

‘Seye Maj 

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Joy

It isn’t about the humor in their words
Neither is it the lavishing of gifts upon.

I died to myself
And all that once satisfied

That I may know Him
And the story of me He authored

For the revelation of Jesus
Is the stirring of my joy

PneumaPoet

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God in da hood

hello!
I love the house of God. Don’t you?
I love the church and everything she stands for.
But today I think I’m just gonna point out something we need to work on. I hope it’s okay with you.

So here it is:
“I think I have a problem with us.”
“Anything to worry about?”
“Yes! We have become addicted to the church building!”
“errr…”

We pray to have amazing services and see mighty things happen in our midst. Of course, there’s nothing wrong in that. The church is the place where we are built to maturity and equipped for the work of ministry. But then, there is so much energy in the church that is not channeled to the streets!
So, there it is. We have a problem!
The last I remember of the Great Commission, Jesus said we should go into the world, not stay locked up in a church building!
I really don’t see why we can’t direct our passion in church to the streets.
Do you even know how many people need Jesus? How many lost people there are in your neighborhood?
Do you have an idea of how many unchurched people live on your block and need a church experience?
More than ever before, we need the church to bring God to the neighborhood!

God forbid that we are a people who are comfortable in some building and forget that our mandate is to the street.
God forbid that we will be a people that are blinded to the needs outside our church zone.

Let’s take the healing power of Jesus to the parks, slums and everywhere man is found.
The same atmospheres we have in our church meetings can be taken to dark alleys too.
The love of God transcends our imaginations, reaching to the depths of the soul of the seemingly unlovable.
Everyone therefore deserves a chance to hear the good news that God loves them and wants to do life with them.
No man should be robbed of the chance to either choose or reject Jesus.

But somehow, we don’t seem to know that people really wanna break free from the chains that hold them in. There’s just something in every man that longs for some higher satisfaction- God.

“If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to myself…” Jesus

“Who desires all men be saved, and all should come to the knowledge of the truth”. Paul, the Apostle

I’m challenged to give people a God-opportunity by offering them a church experience.
What about you?

Great Sunday morning.

‘Seye Maj

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Restoring Sanity

I believe God is with me, and I hope you do too.

Of recent, my thoughts have revolved around a mindedness of the presence of God.
I believe that the church believes what the Bible teaches and not what the TVs communicate. I hope so.
If God’s word says “I will never leave you nor forsake you” Heb 12:5, and it says the Holy Spirit is always with the believer (John 14:17), then we must believe it totally.

I live in a generation where we judge the presence of God by the spectacular.
I live in a generation where we judge the presence of God by our emotional state. So to us, God is only there when our minds feel so, and God is not in the not-so-exciting situations

We must teach our hearts that we walk by faith and not by sight.
That you don’t feel it does not mean God is not in it!
If He said “I will never leave”, then He meant it.
I live in a generation where our faith is base on what our eyes can see and our senses can relate with.
That is carnal. We were not like this.
Jesus made one of the most profound foundational statements about our Christianity.

John 20:29 KJV
“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed”.

That set the pace for our faith walk.
If we will believe what God’s word says about God’s presence, we will come to see that:
God’s presence is God Himself
God’s presence is not something we invite everyday.
God’s presence is constant.

It’s time for this Christian generation to come back to her senses!
Whether you have God-bumps (goosebumps) in a prayer or worship meeting; or it just feels like a regular day lifting up hands to praise, and not feeling all the holiness and splendor of heaven, God is in it!
Except, of course, you have a faith problem.

I live in a generation where we judge the effectiveness of a prayer moment by our senses. And we judge the anointing (God’s call) on a minister by how much “presence” he carries into a gathering.
WE HAVE LOST OUR MINDS!
Now, the 21st century church guy wants everything to be spooky, weird and mystical.
Jesus was not a weirdo when He walked the earth. Yes, He healed the sick, raised the dead and cast out devils. All these are expected of us too as believers. For us, this is natural.

Mark 16:17-18 KJV
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; [18] They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

But He wasn’t spooky. His discussions were simple. I mean, everyone could stand a conversation with Him. He was the young, handsome story telling man, who loved people and couldn’t stand them being oppressed.
And yes, He was a gentleman too.

What should be our focus?
God’s kingdom!

What really matters now is to see God’s kingdom find full expression all over the earth.

We spread the Word
We pray down the reign of His kingdom.
We seek God’s interest first. The supernatural is not far away.

The supernatural is here. And if you don’t feel it, it doesn’t mean God is not in it.

‘Seye Maj