February 27, 2017


"Once upon a time in ancient China, the emperor told his ministers that he wished to visit a temple to offer prayers to the Buddha.

One of the ministers, who was particularly adept at flattery, said: “Your Majesty does not need to visit the temple.”
“Is that so?” The emperor was surprised at being contradicted. “Why not?” The minister bowed deeply: “The essence of the Buddha is the compassionate heart.

Your Majesty is constantly worried about the common people out of pure compassion. Therefore, Your Majesty is already a living Buddha and does not need to visit the temple.”


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“Interesting,” said the emperor. “That reminds me of a story. Let me share it with you.

It goes like this: There was a devout Buddhist who had only one wish in life, and that was to see the Kuan Yin Bodhisattva. He traveled to many places and studied many sutras, looking for a way to find her. After years of effort, he finally succeeded. At a holy place far from home, the Bodhisattva appeared before him in a blaze of heavenly glory.
He fell to his knees in awe. Kuan Yin asked him: ‘Why have you come such a long way to look for me?’ The man said: ‘Merciful Kuan Yin, I only wish to ask you a question.’ ‘Very well,’ Kuan Yin said. ‘Go ahead and ask.’ ‘When I am in trouble, I pray to you and ask you for help.

Do you also pray when you feel troubled?’ ‘Yes,’ Kuan Yin replied. ‘To whom do you pray?’ ‘I pray to the Kuan Yin Bodhisattva.’ ‘But… you are the Kuan Yin Bodhisattva! Why do you pray to yourself?’
 ‘Because it is better to ask yourself for help than to ask someone else,’ said Kuan Yin with a smile.

Then, she disappeared in a blaze of heavenly glory.

“What I have learned from this story,”
said the emperor to his ministers,“ is that the Buddha lives in the heart.

When we visit the temple to pray, we are in fact praying to ourselves and asking ourselves for help. That is why I shall override your objection and proceed to the temple today.”
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February 24, 2017


Welcome esteem readers.
In this article, I shall make mention of the following;
  • Reason For Call To Holiness

  • How We Can Be Holy

  • How To Observe Holiness

  • When to be Holly

but first, I recommend you to read my previous articles on The Signs and Examples of Consecrated Life before proceeding with this article.

Holy Holy Holy is the Lord, Holy Holy Holy song is being sung by the Angels, Twenty four elders in heaven are singing holy song. The cherubim, seraphim etc are singing holy song in heaven.

Our God is of white character, white eyes, white months, white nose, white hand white legs and so on and so forth.

Lord is not a sinner; HE did not put HIS hand or leg into sin. It has never happened.
God is not arrogant; He is pure, not polluted. The name of the lord is holy. We the creature of lord, our heart is full of evil, Human beings are chameleon.




May god help and empower us to live in holy life as we are going to be taught this lecture (amen)-Rev 15:4, 2 Peter 3:11, Psalm 111:9, Isaiah 6:3.

Reason For Call To Holiness

(1) To be acceptable before the God. - Rom 12:1
(2) Because the God that is called us is Holy. – Leviticus 11:44
(3) We are the chosen Generation. – 1 Peter 2:9
(4) To dwell in the Mountain of God. – Psalm 15:1-3
(5) We are of this word. – Leviticus 20:26

How We Can Be Holy

(1) Sanctification - Ephesians 5:26-27
(2) Consecration - Exodus 29:9c, 43:21
(3) Washing of the Blood of the Lamb – Rev 7:14
(4) By purification – 1 John 3:3

When to be Holy

(1) All the days of our life – Luke 1:74-75
(2) Every now and then – Rev 22:11
(3) In God’s presence – Psalm 19:13-14
(4) When there is much sin – Psalm 19:13-14
(5) During Tribulation – Rev 7:14

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How To Observe Holiness

  • In worship – Psalm 29:2
  • In thoughts – Psalm 51:10a
  • In Humanity – John 4:10
  • In patience – Isaiah 53:1
  • In giving – Luke 6:38
  • In obedience – Deuteronomy 29:1
  • In utterance – Ephesians 4:29a
  • In academics – Psalm 119:100
  • In marriage – Hebrew 13:4
  • In Business – Genesis 29:15, 31:4-10

CONCLUSION

For this is the commandment of God that, be ye holy for I thy Lord is Holy. Failure to be holy, is disobeying the commandment to be holy.

Brethren do not make straight your way to hell. The only certificate to enter the kingdom of God is HOLINESS.

I appeal to you that you end up the Christian race to heaven where there is full enjoyment, no sorrow, no problem in the kingdom of heaven.

Please walk upon the high way of holiness that has been prepared for you. - {Isaiah 35:8}

May God help you and I to inherit the kingdom of God.
Shalom.

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February 20, 2017


"Once upon a time, there lived a big mango tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it everyday. He climbed to the tree top, ate the mangoes, took a nap under the shadow… He loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him.

Time went by, The little boy grew, and he no longer played around the tree.

One day, the boy came back to the tree with a sad look on his face. “Come and play with me,” the tree asked the boy. “I am no longer a kid, I don’t play around trees anymore.” The boy replied, “I want toys. I need money to buy them.” “Sorry, I don’t have money… but you can pick all my mangoes and sell them so you will have money.” The boy was so excited. He picked all the mangoes on the tree and left happily. The boy didn’t come back. The tree was sad.

One day, the boy grown into a man returned. The tree was so excited. “Come and play with me,” the tree said. “I don’t have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?” “Sorry, I don’t have a house, but you can chop off my branches to build your house.” So the man cut all the branches off the tree and left happily. The tree was glad to see him happy but the boy didn’t come back afterward. The tree was again lonely and sad.
One hot summer day, the man returned and the tree was delighted. “Come and play with me!” The tree said. “I am sad and getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?” “Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy.” So the man cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and didn’t come back for a long time.

Finally, the man returned after he had been gone for so many years. “Sorry, my boy, but I don’t have anything for you anymore. No more mangoes to give you.” The tree said. “I don’t have teeth to bite,” the man replied. “No more trunk for you to climb on.” “I am too old for that now,” the man said.

“I really can’t give you anything, the only thing left is my dying roots,” the tree said with sadness. “I don’t need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years,” the man replied. “Good! Old tree roots are the best place to lean on and rest. Come sit down with me and rest.” The boy sat down and the tree was glad and smiled.


Moral:
The tree in the story represents our parents. When we are young, we love to play with them. When we grow up, we leave them and only come back when we need help. Parents sacrifice their lives for us. Never Forget their sacrifices. Give them Love and Care before its too late."
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February 17, 2017


Every Christian must sanctify himself/herself as a living sacrifice that is worth acceptable before God, holy and pleasing to God, this is your spiritual act of worship (Romans 12:1).


Our body is a temple of the living God.
Before we can meet Lord's measurement, we must sanctify our body. (Click here to see The Signs and Examples of Consecrated Life). Anybody that is working or serving in the house of God must be holy.

Flee from sin, friendship with the world is an enmity of God.

If you are working in the house of the Lord, you must be holy. - 1 John 2:15-16

WHO SANCTIFIES (JOHN 17:17)

 1. God - 1 Cor 1:30
 2. Holy Spirit - Romans 15:16
 3. Blood of Jesus - Heb 13:12
 4. Christ - Eph 5:22-26
 5. Word of God - John 17:17
 6. Father - 1 Thes 5:23
 7. Faith - Acts 26:18.

WHY DO WE NEED TO SANCTIFY OURSELVES?

 1. Our hearts are full of evil - Titus 1:15

 2. Desperate wicked nature of the heart - Jeremiah 17:9

 3. The carnal mind - Rom 8:9

 4. The root of sin in man - Rom 6:6, Col 3:9, Eph 4:2.

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THE OUTCOME OF SANCTIFICATION

 1. Cordial relationship with God - 1 Peter 1:12
 2. Vessel unto honour - 2 Tim 2:21
 3. Authority over devil dominion - Matt 28:18

Without sanctification, living a holy life cannot be possible. Lord sanctified Himself, instruments in the house of the Lord sanctifies yourselves.

All workers in His vineyard sanctify yourself, Choir, Teachers, Ushers, Deacon and Deaconess, Evangelist, Pastor, Prophets; sanctify yourself so that you can an instrument for glory.

May God help us to do so.
Shalom.
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February 14, 2017


Consecrated Life is stable form of Christian living by those faithful who feel called to follow Jesus Christ in a more exacting way recognized by the church. (see wiki's view on consecrated life)

SIGNS OF CONSECRATED LIFE



 1. Filling with spiritual gifts - Eph 4:11-12

 Verse 11 reads;

{AMP}: And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers.

Verse 12 says;

{AMP}: His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church)


2. Filling with fruits of the spirit - Gal 5:22

 Verse 22 reads;

{AMP}: But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness

3. Spirit of the knowledge, wisdom and understanding - Dan 11:17 

 Verse 17 reads;

{NIV}: He will determine to come with the might of his entire kingdom and will make an alliance with the king of the South. And he will give him a daughter in marriage in order to overthrow the kingdom, but his plans will not succeed or help him.

{AMP}: He [Antiochus the Great] shall set his face to come with the strength of his whole kingdom, and with him upright conditions and terms of peace, and he shall perform them [by making an agreement with the king of the South].

He shall give him [his] daughter to corrupt and destroy it [his league with Egypt] and the kingdom, but it shall not succeed or be to his advantage.


4. Power and degree over the power of darkness - Psalm 28:8

 Verse 8 reads;

{AMP}: The Lord is their [unyielding] Strength, and He is the Stronghold of salvation to [me] His anointed.

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5. Strength of God - Psalm 28:8

Verse 8 says;

{AMP}: The Lord is their [unyielding] Strength, and He is the Stronghold of salvation to [me] His anointed.


6. Being used/met for the master - 2 Tim 2:21

 Verse 21 reads;

{NIV}: Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.

{AMP}: So whoever cleanses himself [from what is ignoble and unclean, who separates himself from contact with contaminating and corrupting influences] will [then himself] be a vessel set apart and useful for honorable and noble purposes, consecrated and profitable to the Master, fit and ready for any good work.

EXAMPLES OF CONSECRATED LIFE

1. Samuel - 1 Sam 1:11

2. Paul and Barnabas - Acts 13:2

3. Daniel - Dan 1:8

4. Joseph - Gen 39:1-10

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5. Mescach, Shadrach and Abednego - Dan 13:16-18

6. Job - Job 13:15, 31:1


Are you a true discipline of Jesus Christ, that has been consecrated himself/herself for God?

In other words, behavior, attitude, thought - in heart - etc, Or you have consecrated yourself for shameful work of satan.

Think over it. 

May God help you to do correction. 

Shalom.
The Bible verses used to convey a particular head-word in this article is cited from the New International Version {NIV} and the Amplified {AMP} Version  

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