SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 33 : OBAMA’S ANTI CHRISTIAN LEGACY
Mike Gallagher, the 8th most recognized talk radio personality in the country, is heard by over 2.25 million listeners weekly. He compiled and wrote the following essay.
“Obama: It was You”President Obama,This is why you didn’t go to France to show solidarity against the Muslim terrorists:
* It was you . . . who spoke these words at an Islamic dinner -“I am one of you.”* It was you . . . who on ABC News referenced -“My Muslim faith.”* It was you who . . . gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.
* It was you who . . . wrote that in the event of a conflict – “I will stand with the Muslims.”
* It was you who . . . assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that – “I am a Muslim.”* It was you who . . . bowed in submission before the Saudi King.
* It was you who . . . sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.
* It was you who . . . exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.
* It was you who . . . purposefully omitted – “endowed by our Creator” – from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.
* It was you who . . . mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the Mount while repeatedly referring to the ‘HOLY’ Qur’an.
* It was you who . . . traveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States of America.
* It was you who . . . instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.
* It was you who . . . refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.
* It was you who . . . ordered Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrast, you have NEVER requested the mosques you have visited to adjust their decor.
* It was you who . . . appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.
* It was you who . . . appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.
* It was you who . . . said that NASA’s “foremost mission” was an outreach to Muslim communities
.* It was you who . . . as an Illinois Senator was the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.
* It was you who . . . was the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the White House tree.
* It was you who . . . curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.
* It was you who . . . refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.
* It is you who . . . has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.
* It was you . . . who, when queried in India, refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorist assaults.
* It was you who . . . funneled $900 million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Hamas
.* It was you who . . . ordered the USPS to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp.
* It was you who . . . directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help “empower” the British Muslim community.
* It was you who . . . funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in grammar schools across our country.
* It is you who . . . follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadan.
* It is you who . . . departs for Hawaii over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating in seasonal White House religious events.
* It was you who . . . was uncharacteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, formerly America’s strongest ally in North Africa; but remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood-led slaughter of Egyptian Christians.
* It was you who . . . appointed your chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett, an Iranian, who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.
* It was you who . . . said this country is not a Christian nation.* It was you who . . . said the Muslim call to worship is “the most beautiful sound on earth.”
QUACK! QUACK! QUACK! QUACK! Can there be any doubt that Obama is anti christian
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 34: 100 Benefits of Speaking in Tongues:
1. Tongues is the entrance into the supernatural.
2. Tongues is the prayer in the New Testament.
3. Tongues is a direct line to talking to God.
4. Tongues is the believer’s direct access to the throne room.
5. Tongues is speaking divine mysteries – divine coded secrets.
6. Tongues is drawing secrets to life’s complicated issues.
7. Tongues is prophesying your God-ordained future.
8. Tongues is praying out God’s plan for your life.
9. Tongues is knowledge, counsel, and secrets withheld from the wicked.
10. Tongues is the entrance into the realm of the spirit – the miraculous zone.
11. Tongues is strengthening your inner man with might.
12. Tongues keeps you spiritually fit.
13. Tongues is praying things that have been concealed to be revealed.
14. Tongues is decreeing the rhemas of God.
15. Tongues pulls you from the past into the future.
16. Tongues is home improvement and a source of spiritual edification.
17. Tongues is building a strong premise to carry the anointing.
18. Tongues builds and stimulates your faith.
19. Tongues gives you unstoppable progress that your enemies cannot deny.
20. Tongues is giving praise and thanksgiving well unto God.
21. Tongues lines you up with the divine will of God.
22. Tongues is speaking the language and will of God.
23. Tongues is help with your ultimate weakness.
24. Tongues is the ultimate assistance to prayer.
25. Tongues qualifies all things to work for your good.
26. Tongues renders you to be God-inside minded.
27. Tongues makes you miracle-minded.
28. Tongues magnifies God.
29. Tongues enlarges your perspective of God’s potency in your life.
30. Tongues gives spiritual refreshing and rest.
31. Tongues hones your sharpness and accuracy in the anointing.
32. Tongues facilitates the entrance into the gifts of the Spirit.
33. Tongues equips you for the wonders of God.
34. Tongues is fine-tuning and sensitizing your spirit man to the voice of God.
35. Tongues is assistance to bring your natural tongue under subjection.
36. Tongues develops intimacy with the Holy Ghost.
37. Tongues is your private conversation with God.
38. Tongues is deep calling unto deep.
39. Tongues accesses revelation knowledge.
40. Tongues taps into the mind of God.
41. Tongues opens the Scriptures to you from a divine perspective rather than an intellectual standpoint.
42. Tongues is part of the armor of God, the lance that will shoot down the enemy.
43. Tongues is the pilum to cause great damage to the kingdom of darkness.
44. Tongues helps you to develop your prayer life.
45. Tongues synchronizes you with the timing of God.
46. Tongues is alignment with the assignment of God.
47. Tongues is a door of utterance and boldness.
48. Tongues is the Holy Spirit searching your heart and praying through you the perfect will of God.
49. Tongues is pulling treasure out of you.
50. Tongues is leaning upon God.
51. Tongues is blowing the ram’s horn for battle.
52. Tongues is the rallying sound of victory.
53. Tongues is releasing angels on heavenly assignments to change earthly situations.
54. Tongues is a brainstorming session with God.
55. Tongues taps into the creativity of Elohim.
56. Tongues overrules and overturns death assignments against your life.
57. Tongues reverses demonic assignments against your well-being.
58. Tongues removes you from the limitations of the flesh to God’s abundant supply of the Spirit.
59. Tongues is making demands upon the power of God.
60. Tongues enables a closer walk with God. 61. Tongues is speaking the hidden wisdom of God.
62. Tongues is the beginning of being led by the Holy Spirit.
63. Tongues is living supernaturally in a natural world.
64. Tongues opens the heavens and charges the atmosphere.
65. Tongues is the release of the shekinah glory.
66. Tongues is getting drunk on the new wine of the Holy Ghost.
67. Tongues is pouring in the oil and wine of the Holy Ghost.
68. Tongues are life-filled words, faith-filled words and anointing-filled words.
69. Tongues lights the fire of God in your life.
70. Tongues delivers you from the scourge of the tongue.
71. Tongues is unlocking every closed prison door in your life.
72. Tongues is the beginning and the maintaining of partnership with the Holy Spirit.
73. Tongues is releasing the winds of God to blow in your life.
74. Tongues is the wind in your sail.
75. Tongues is the wind beneath your wings.
76. Tongues unleashes the winds of revival and refreshing in your life.
77. Tongues is refilling empty vessels.
78. Tongues is spirit-to-Spirit communication.
79. Tongues helps in living effectively in the last days.
80. Tongues is the ignition key to walking in the power of God.
81. Tongues is being endued with power from on high.
82. Tongues is rivers of living waters flowing out of you.
83. Tongues is drinking from the river and reservoir of God.
84. Tongues is serving God from your spirit.
85. Tongues enables you to perform your priestly duties.
86. Tongues is building your image of God in you and confidence.
87. Tongues is expressing, enforcing, and declaring the will of God in your life and the earth.
88. Tongues is extracting answers from the indwelling Spirit to solve life’s problems.
89. Tongues is praying from your spirit.
90. Tongues is giving your spirit ascendency and power over your flesh.
91. Tongues aids you to mortify the deeds and evil cravings of the flesh.
92. Tongues connects the intercession of the Holy Spirit with your great High Priest Jesus.
93. Tongues is the highest form of the prayer of agreement.
94. Tongues is the divine agreement of the prayers of our earthly and heavenly intercessor with the plans of God.
95. Tongues is the threefold cord that will not be broken.
96. Tongues is ministering to yourself, to the Lord, and unto others.
97. Tongues is worshiping the Father in spirit and in truth.
98. Tongues charges your spiritual battery.
99. Tongues makes you God-friendly rather than seeker friendly, confuses the equips you for the wonders of God.
100. Tongues is a well springing up into the God kind of life…….
Can you just blast in tongues for 5mins when ever you see this message.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 36 : TIME FOR THE CHURCH TO STOP BEING THE WORLD
*⁉When we can no longer differentiate a Church from a social gathering and all what we do in Church is to just have fun!*
*_⁉When we can not differentiate a chorister from a harlot and an usher is not different from a waiter!_*
*⁉When the Church is no more conducive where shall we go?!*
*_⁉When worship session in a Church is just like a disco night party and we can not differentiate a Pastor from a comedian!_*
*⁉When salvation message is no longer the order of the day but prosperity and entertainment message is now the core course!*
*_⁉When the Church is no more conducive where shall we go?!_*
*⁉When prayer warriors now have to go to tongue-speaking school for utterances, and deliverance and healing session is now like MTH 201 to be taught and learned!*
*_⁉When a Pastor has to pause for members to clap and shout during sermon in enthusiasm and all what we now gain from preaching is new vocabulary and word usage!_*
*⁉When the Church is no more conducive where shall we go?!*
*_⁉When the Church of the Sovereign GOD is now an exhibition ground for the latest designer jackets and hats. And those new converts can no longer come to Church for the fear of being inferior!_*
*⁉When the tithe and offering in Church become the yard-stick for growth and the little donations from the faithful members have to suffer for the Senior Pastor’s birthday!*
*_⁉When the church is no more conducive where shall we go?!_*
*⁉When fund raising is now disguised and referred to as revival!*
*_⁉When the number of souls being lost from the Church is higher than gained souls!_*
*⁉Where shall we go is the question right now; but never a rhetoric one!*
*_💃🏾🚶🏾👉🏾Where we can go is simply the Feet of the Old Rugged CROSS ✝ to plead for genuine spiritual revival of the Church of our Father!_*
*Someone sent this to me and I found it thought provoking and beneficial enough to share as received/copied, please!*
Is this not true of what is happening in the Church? Let God arise and deliver us from spiritual laziness
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 37: All the Books of The Bible in the order they appeared.
I went to Genesis Hotels through Exodus road. On the way, i saw Leviticus recording the Numbers of people at Deuteronomy, while Joshua was waiting at the beautiful gate for Judges to see Ruth calling loudly “Samuel,Samuel”.
At a stage, the, first and second Kings of Chronicles were coming to visit Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther for the misfortune of Job their brother. Then they noticed that Mr. Psalms was teaching his children Proverbs concerning Ecclesiastes and Songs of Solomon.
This coincided with the period that Isaiah and Jeremiah were engaged in Lamentation for Ezekiel and Daniel their friend. By that time, Amos and Obadiah were not around. Three days later, Hosea, Joel and Jonah traveled in the same ship with Micah and Nahum to Jerusalem . Habakkuk then visited Zephaniah who introduced him to Haggai a friend of Zechariah whose cousin is Malachi.
Immediately after the old tradition, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John got involved in Acts with the Romans who were behaving like the Corinthians, who were also always at loggerhead with the Galatians.
At that time too, the Ephesians realizing that the Philippians were close to the Colossians, suggested to the Thessalonians that they should first of all see Timothy who had gone to the house of Titus to teach Philemon his younger brother how to read and write in Hebrew.
On hearing this, James asked Peter to explain to him how the three Johns have disclosed to Jude the Revelation of our of life in Christ Jesus
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 38 : THERE IS HOPE FOR THE CHURCH EVEN IN THIS SEASON OF PERSECUTION AND SEEMING HARDSHIP.
I have heard from so many, and also read many articles concerning the plans of Islam and all their threats but no one seems to go beyond that to tell us the plan of God and the church. Everyone seems to entertain a deep fear for now and the future. I wonder why.
But as I waited on the Lord I keep hearing words of Hope.
The Lord also revealed His victory strategies for the church.
We’ve heard about the Church in Turkey and Europe generally and all these stories seem to convey is FEAR.
*But here is the Word of The Lord.*
I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT.
The Lord made me realise that we have hijacked the church from Him. It’s no longer HIS church.
We call ourselves PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER……
We refer to the church as MY CHURCH…. and to the congregation as MY SHEEP. MY CHILDREN.
As long as it is not the Lord’s Church certainly the gates of hell will always prevail against it.
*This is what we must do.*
We the Senior Pastors and Bishops must deliberately repent and hand over the church to the owner. We must throw away all the titles that rob us of the presence of God. NONE OF US IS QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF ANY CHURCH. We must resume our basic functions as APOSTLE. PROPHET. EVANGELIST. PASTOR AND TEACHER.
As simple as this may sound it makes us to switch places with the Lord and give back to Him what was HIS in the beginning.
*Secondly,* None of us owns any Ministry. It is the ministry of the HOLY SPIRIT.
*Thirdly.* We must be Humble. Today most Ministers get highly offended when they are not introduced in certain ways and by certain titles. That’s idolatry.
Today the Shepherd is so far away from the sheep. We had more Power when we all called ourselves simply as BROTHER or SISTER. A strange spirit has overtaken us. We think of ourselves more highly than we ought.
We fence ourselves from our members with very heavy security and bodyguards. Just to create a false sense of importance.
Our Lord Jesus was so HUMBLE AND DOWN TO EARTH. We have reversed the protocol of the Kingdom of God. The GREATEST Must be the SERVANT of all.
*Finally.* We must LOVE EACH OTHER AS OURSELVES. We must be sensitive and responsive to the needs of others and attend to them as if they were ours.
This is Ps. 133. Acts 2. Acts 4. THEY WERE OF ONE HEART AND ONE SOUL . NO BODY CONSIDERED THAT WHAT HE HAD WAS HIS . THEY HAD ALL THINGS IN COMMON.
NOBODY LACKED ANYTHING.
This is the kind of Church Jesus Built. This is the church that even Hell cannot prevail against.
*2Chronicles 7.14 rings a loud bell.*
If my people who are called by my name shall
1. HUMBLE themselves
3. SEEK MY FACE
4. TURN AWAY FROM EVIL WAYS….
The Lord said He will do the following. ..
1. HEAR FROM HEAVEN
2. FORGIVE THEIR SIN
3. HEAL THEIR LAND.
We need to Follow God’s order of priority.
HUMILITY IS THE FIRST… not prayer.
GRACE HAS CHARACTER.
It is expressed as HUMILITY. LOVE. FELLOWSHIP.
When we all repent and walk in love and humility and care for each other….
THE GATES OF HELL CANNOT PREVAIL AGAINST US.
It’s time to start looking for those who offended us and tell them I FORGIVE YOU. ….
Don’t wait for them to come to you.
THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS IS AFRAID OF A UNITED CHURCH.
This is the word of the Lord.
Bro. Panam Percy Paul.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 39 : THERE IS HOPE FOR THE CHURCH EVEN IN THIS SEASON OF PERSECUTION AND SEEMING HARDSHIP.
_DEAR PASTOR,_ _When you preach the correct biblical principle of sowing and reaping please balance it with the biblical principle of hard work, diligence and creativity (study Joseph) or else you will be raising a bunch of lazy Christians always expecting manna from heaven._ _When you preach the correct biblical principle of perfect and divine health please balance it with the correct biblical principle of healthy living, or else you will be raising a bunch of gluttonous Christians that will be casting the spirit of cholesterol out of obviously harmful meals._ _When you preach the principle of transfer of the gentiles wealth balance it with the teaching of solid business planning, fiscal discipline, developing a competitive edge within your industry. (who amongst you will want to build a house and not first of all count the cost….planning)_ _When you preach that God will bring knowledge to the remembrance of students writing exams, please balance it with the fact that it is what they had studied before that can come to their memory. Teach them to study hard for their exams. Apostle Paul specifically requested Timothy to bring his BOOKS to him in the prison._ _When you teach them that none shall lack his/her mate teach them interpersonal relationship skills, positive attitude, dress etiquette, social etiquette, modesty_ _When you teach them that God will prosper them please let them know that it is what their hands find doing that God will multiply God will not multiply an empty hand doing nothing._ _Please teach them that God did not say He will give them wealth. The Bible says it is God that gives you power to make wealth. Tell them God will give them power in form of knowledge, friends, good health, intellect, time and God expects them to use these power to make wealth._ _Please teach them the correct thing for the body of Christ to be healthy and vibrant. God will help His church in Jesus name Amen._
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 40 : MOVES TO ISLAMIZE NIGERIA: MY RESPONSE BY SAM OGOAZI The Moslems are trying to Islamize Nigeria because Christians are not Christianizing Nigeria. How did the white man evangelize Nigeria through the CMS, RCM, SIM, Methodist, Baptist and other agencies? By building schools and hospitals and offering their services at subsidized rates.
Some years ago, my mother needed eye surgery to remove a cataract. We brought her to Lagos and were informed by a consultant at Nigerian Ports Authority Clinic that the best eye hospital in Nigeria is the ECWA Missionary Eye Hospital in Kano. I took my mum there and met with highly qualified expatriates working right in the heart of Kano. The Chief Medical Director, Dr. Kiru had more degrees than a thermometer, the equipment was the best available in the country; despite the hustle and bustle of the city, the atmosphere within the hospital premises was serene. A female, German surgeon (Dr. Bahge) operated on my mum and she was discharged 4 days after she was admitted.
The whole operation including tests, private ward with 2 beds and feeding cost N54,000 (Instead of N200,000 in the cheapest hospital in Lagos). Further tests later showed that my mum’s eyes were like that of a 40-year old (she was in her seventies).
Three years ago, a friend and I met an 18-year old girl who had run away from home, soon after she had a baby for her 20-year old boyfriend; both had absolutely no source of income. Where do we take them to? Someone told me about Ozanam house – a home set up by the Roman Catholic Church just for cases like this. After narrating the story to Rev. Sister Stella (the Head of the place), she said: “go and bring them”.
The girl, her boyfriend and the baby were kept in the center till her mother was located and all three were sent back home to Abuja – all expenses paid by the center. What do the Pentecostal Churches offer today, what acts of love or kindness do you receive from the average Nigerian church, what amenities are provided by the Nigerian Church whose income was estimated at 3 Trillion Naira in 2014 (when the whole Nation budgeted 4 Trillion)? We build mega auditoriums to seat crowds mainly made up of miracle seekers and those trying to assuage their curiosity; we offer prayers mostly for prosperity and breakthrough, we give prophecies about who is standing in the way of your success and how he or she must be removed by violent prayers. In fact, our enemies, spiritual or physical, must “die by fire”. Meanwhile a pastor here in Ojodu, Lagos owns 45 private cars in the midst of abject poverty. Now there is this satanic competition to know who owns more aircrafts than the other in Nigeria. Most Church members can not afford the fees charged by schools owned by the Churches where they worship. A woman had a baby through normal delivery in a hospital owned by the Church where she worships here in Ojodu, Lagos; the bill-N150,000. It is “Haram” (forbidden) for a Moslem to take interest on a loan given to another Moslem but a pastor I know was charged 20% interest PER MONTH on a loan given to him by a fellow pastor. By the 6th month, the interest had exceeded the principal sum. Ok, let’s keep sending WhatsApp messages asking for prayers against Moslems who are aggressively promoting their religion using any means necessary while we focus on getting as many people to our breakthrough programs as we can (not minding whether they understand the rudiments of Christianity). If we get enough people to pray through WhatsApp, one day God will look down from Heaven and have mercy on our prayers and force every Moslem (including Buhari and El-Rufai) to either become a Christian or die by fire, meanwhile count me out of those prayers. Thank you.
Credits: Sam Ogoazi.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 41: *THE ORIGIN, ESSENCE AND SPIRITUAL IMPLICATIONS OF VALENTINE DAY:*
During the third century, an oppressive Roman Emperor called Emperor Claudius II had made it a capital punishment (death) to worship and serve Christ.
He had decreed the Romans to serve and worship his gods, and deprived the young Roman soldiers of getting married.
But an elderly Christian had stood his ground for his faith and had insisted on serving Jesus Christ and preaching the love of God to the young soldiers.
This was considered treason against the government.
He was arrested, sentenced to death and jailed. In the last weeks of his life in the prison, the jailer (prison commander) who observed that he was very learned and possessed very good Christian character, brought his blind daughter to him to be giving her lessons.
He taught her about God and told her many Roman histories and stories from the Bible. He taught her the love of God. The blind girl got so used to the elderly Christian prisoner. On his last night he left a note for Julia, the blind girl, encouraging her to love God and serve Him. And in ending the note, he wrote: “From your Valentine”.
His death sentence was carried out the next day, February 14, 270 A.D.
*The name of this martyr was Valentinus*, a man who died for standing for the Preaching of the Christ and teaching people about the love of God.
So, for his love for God, he was regarded as ‘Saint’.
Archaeologists have unearthed a Roman catacomb; an ancient church dedicated to Saint Valentine. During 496 AD, the Pope marked February 14 as celebration in honor of his martyrdom.
*February 14, is known as Valentine Day. But the essence of Valentine Day historically was a celebration in honor of the martyrdom of a devoted preacher, Valentinus, who stood on his faith in Christ against the devilish idolatry decrees of a Godless Emperor.*
*He preached Christ to the Roman soldiers and spread the love for God and humanity when it was a crime to do so. The day he was martyred was declared “Valentine Day”. February 14, 270 AD.*
However, the devil has rewritten history today. All over the world, the history has successfully been erased and rewritten the way the devil wanted. The reason for the DAY has been blotted out from people’s memory and a minor aspect of the whole story had been blown beyond proportion. The little card note Valentinus had left behind for Julia, his young beloved convert, whom he taught, preached to and prayed for, had ended with: “From Your Valentine”.
*On February 14, in the year 270.AD, somebody died for Christ and is now in Heaven, but on February 14, 2017, several people will die spiritual death.*
The Destinies of several young men and girls will be aborted that day, because the devil had changed the reason for the Valentine Day celebrations. He had rubbed off living and dying for Christ and replaced it with living and dying on the bed of immorality.
That day, many young girls and ladies will give their virginity away for a gift of phones, ipads, bags, clothes, and even valueless gifts as little as chocolate, sweet, fried chickens and plates of pepper-soup and salad.
By the evening of this year Feb 14, demons of fornication and adultery will invade our streets and storm our night clubs and hotels to take register of those who are dying soon of STDs, including new candidates who are going to contact HIV and AIDS.
On Feb 14 this year, forces of evil are coming down on adulterated Valentine Day to possess people with the spirit of Rape and drug abuse. Imagine the amount of pregnancy preventive drugs and materials that shall be sold. Harlots will sell that day. There will be Christian backsliders that day….BECAUSE SOME GLORIOUS DESTINIES WILL BE ABORTED ON VALENTINE DAY.
*The story of Reuben, Genesis 35:21-22a:*
21. Then Israel journeyed and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder.
22. And it happened, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine; and Israel heard about it.
A strange spirit came upon Reuben, the first born of Jacob, and he went and slept with his father’s young wife. Israel heard about it and said nothing. Nothing was heard about it again for many years, and we never heard that Reuben asked for forgiveness or repented or became sober about it and the matter died just like that. Really?
So many events came over it, nobody mentioned it again. He went with the rest of Jacob’s children to Egypt; he saw the glories of Egypt. He was welcomed into the palace of Joseph and ate with him in the royal palace. He grew and had many children and everything was going fine for him till the day their father would say the last prayers for them and give them his final decree.
At the point of death, whatever he said was final for life.
He gathered them together for the final blessing and began to bless them all. But he began with Reuben, the first son, who was to be the heir who should carry the highest blessings among the children.
The record was opened to his long forgotten atrocity. He thought it had been swept under the carpet. He thought he was smart and he had had a simple fun. But his father opened his mouth for his final blessing and said: Gen. 49:3-4 (NKJV)
3. “Reuben, you are my firstborn,
My might and the beginning of my strength,
The excellency of dignity and the excellency of power.
4. Unstable as water, you shall not excel,
Because you went up to your father’s bed;
Then you defiled it—He went up to my couch.
Though he was the beginning of Jacob’s strength, he was supposed to be an epitome of Excellency of dignity and power. He was to be naturally blessed and was born to be a man of natural dignity and power, but….HIS DESTINY WAS ABORTED the day he had “fun” with his father’s young wife.
So, his own verdict was: *”You shall not Excel”* from a man who was anointed to proclaim a final verdict on the Sons of Israel. Reuben was destined to be a royal dignified personality above his siblings, but for that single night of ‘fun’ with that woman.
Many people will have a lot of lustful funs on Feb 14, and wake up Feb 15 morning as normal, but the truth is: long after a very hot pressing iron had been disconnected from the power source; it would still be hot for a while, until it begins to grow cold. Some power cable would be disconnected from the power source of some people on Feb 14.
Some young men and women will place their entire life virtues and destinies in the hand of marine agents that night.
Feb 14 evening is a ‘Night of Fun’, when many men and ladies will slaughter their destinies on the bed of lustful pleasure. By Feb 15 morning it is done!
Destiny Auctioned to a young man or a lady whose future has been mortgaged to the devil.
If Joseph had had a fun with Potiphar’s wife, he would never have got to the palace to see the type of Glory he saw. He escaped that trap which would have aborted his destiny on which so many lives in Egypt and Canaan land, including the lives of his generation unborn depended upon.
There is a great story in *Proverbs 7:6-27*. It is a sad story of a young man on his own “Valentine Night”.
He had thought he wanted to have a fun that night, he had thought he wanted to enjoy himself, but crashed his future in a night of fun.
21. With her enticing speech she caused him to yield,
With her flattering lips she seduced him.
22. Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter,
Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,
23. Till an arrow struck his liver.
As a bird hastens to the snare,
He did not know it would cost his life.
I beg every child of God reading this post to send it to their loved ones especially all those whom they know have not known the true meaning of Valentine Day so that their destinies could be preserved for their glorious future.
Dear brethren, Please let’s post this write up to our young ones to guide them in escaping the devil’s traps on future Valentine’s Days and pray that the power of God will prevail against the desires of the devil.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 42: CAN A CHRISTIAN DRINK ALCOHOL?
When a European Airline was initially launched, an educated Christian gentleman was traveling in the first class section.
An air hostess approached him with a complimentary drink, this was an alcoholic drink, but the man politely refused.
The air hostess returned but this time brought the drink on a platter, designed to appeal and impress. However, the Christian man again politely refused, explaining he doesn’t drink alcohol.
The air hostess was concerned and informed the manager. The manager approached the man with another platter, now designed with flowers. He questioned, “Is there something wrong with our service? Please enjoy the drink, it is a complimentary offer.”
The man replied, “I am a Christian and I do not drink alcohol? The manager still insisted that the man take the drink. Then, the Christian proposed that the manager should give the drink to the pilot first. The manager stated, “How can the pilot drink alcohol, he’s on duty! And if he drinks there are all chances for the plane to crash”.
The Christian passenger with tears in his eyes, replied, “I am a Christian and I am ALWAYS on duty in order to protect my FAITH and if I Drink Alcohol I will crash my whole life here and hereafter. I AM 100% ON DUTY!”
Maybe yours might not be an alcohol, it may be tempting you for *sex* as it was done to *Joseph*, battling with how to control your *anger*, profane and vain *babblings*, your *dressing* , your *attitude* towards people and finally not sharing the *Word*.
Do you know that souls are dying because of those reckless behaviours of ours?
*WE ARE 100% ON DUTY*