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What we see should be what we should have seen.

Scriptural Readings: John 7:6, Matthew 6:33, James 4:2-4, Jeremiah 29:11, Proverbs 16:1-4, Psalms 1:1-4


We tend to see life as just what we see it today and then comes next is tomorrow, next week, next month and so on. We can’t change this. We have to survive. The opportunities given to us should never be missed as we go through and tend to a 24 gruelling hour of punishment just to survive(Genesis 3:19). We have to make sure that we have to be on the safest side. A wonderful future. This is what we see.

However, our time is always compromised resulting to large scale of time mismanagement and imbalance creating stress, confusion and many more.

We need Jesus Christ. The difference between surviving life without Jesus as to having Him and His revelations for us is that we can see clearly the truth in our future. The opportunity that He has given us as we follow Him assures not only a 24 hour satisfaction and also the things that He has for us to accomplish therefore seeing what we are in the future.

John 7:6

Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.

New International Version

Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you anytime will do.

but your time is alway read; for you anytime will do.

Aside from the 24 hour that we deal in our lives, Jesus has given us the opportunity always to deal with our spiritual lives too. Even if we do not realize it we should be having a time for Him. The thing is we are selfish with our time if it comes to our spirituality. Right? We always have the time however that big question is what is on top of the list. Money? Power? Politics? I guess a lot of us would be having a long line of list. Right? The next question is if Jesus is really the first on our list, are we following His instructions? God’s will? We tend to pray in a quick manner thanking Him of the grace on our tables and because we are very hungry, it is a praise of the lips not with spiritual essence or value. Only we can answer this deep within ourselves.

Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

If our priority is looking for the kingdom of money, power, politics and the list goes on, we need the Holy Spirit to shake us to the very core of our spirituality to realize that we should be after and looking for only one kingdom and there is only one kingdom and that kingdom is the kingdom of God. Another thing for sure is that breaking and bringing down this kingdoms we built is impossible. We need Jesus and the power of the Holy spirit to crush it down.

James 4:2-4

v.2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

v.3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume [it] upon your lusts.

v.4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

At this point of time, as Christians we should have seen things that the Lord has seen and told us. One thing that He did was first to warn us about the future, things that we will desire and die for and on the other hand He also promised us a lot of fantastic things in the future.

He also promised us a lot of things in the future. Plans…

Plans…

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,” plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Proverbs 16:1-4

v.1 To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.

v.2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them but, motives are weighed by the LORD.

v.3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and He will establish your plan.

v.4 The LORD works out everything to its proper end- even the wicked for a day of disaster.

There are two things that might be happening to us. It is either we are short sighted or we are totally blind to what Jesus has shown us. We look for another kingdom. A kingdom that might be an enmity with God. A kingdom which is not God’s kingdom. God has a plan for us. The moment we trusted Jesus the plan in us will start to work. We are blinded on God’s plan because we built and chose a kingdom of wealth, power and many more. When we started putting up walls on our false kingdom, God’s kingdom would become invisible unless the Holy Spirit destroys these kingdoms showing what is left, the right kingdom the true kingdom, God’s kingdom. God will add all the things that we needed to build His kingdom. This is His plan that as soon as we start to build we see clearly where we are heading to. This is the very reason why we need our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Psalms 1:1-4

v.1 Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

v.2 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

v.3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither;and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

v.4 The ungodly [are] not so: but [are] like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

It is not too late to start. What we see right now should be what we should have seen, a plan by God in us through His Son Jesus Christ. The longer the the time that we spend in prayer and studying His words the more our Lord Jesus will reveal to us what God’s plan for each of us. Yes, in a daily manner. We will find out for ourselves that God is working in us. We should start right with our priorities and this means that Jesus should be on the top of the list. Our personal relationship with Him should be our priority. This relationship with Him is all and the only thing that should matter for us. If this continues… And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither;and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

The way the truth and the life of praise and worship are all that matters.

Scriptural Readings: John 14:6; John 4:23-24; Psalm 8:2; Matthew 11:25;21:16

Our God inhabits praise. Eternity of praise and worship is the place where our God is. Have we ever asked ourselves why we praise our God? There are many reasons why
It is a fact that we will always look for the way the truth and eventually the life we are looking for. In order that we can have the things that we needed we have to come to a place where God is.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

It is plain and simple. God sent Jesus as the only way to Him. However, in spiritual matters it seems that we are lost on our way. It is important that we should know that the way to our God is through Jesus in a spiritual manner. In dealing with our spirituality, mostly is that we deal with the things that we see and things that we can touch which will never and ever have any spiritual value. Many christians nowadays are into many things to depend on their spirituality through certain kinds of principles, church attendance and things that merely show us how to be spiritual. Even some of us are following some other Christians way of living and to end up spiritual nothingness. Jesus is the way. The only way the only truth and the only life. Our spiritual relationship with Him, only in HIm, not what we see and hear from others not from or any form of process going through the Father. It is not important of how many doctrines we know or methods of how we become a good pastor or evangelist. The center of Christianity is Jesus. It is all about and nothing more than knowing Jesus the Son of the living God. The bottom line is that how much we know about Jesus the son of the living God.

I am the way

A lot of Christians nowadays are still looking for the right methods or formula on how to live the way, the Christian way. One of the many ways that we do is to look at other Christian’s life. We noticed that there are Christians whose prayers are always answered. Almost every time they pray their prayers were granted by God. Now we ask ourselves why. We also have the same faith as they have. It seems that we put a blame on God if we think this way. So, the next thing to do is to do whatever they are doing. Right? We copy and do their methods and formulas. We do the same things that they are doing, we focus on the things and times we memorize exactly the words and process they are doing it and only then to find out we arrive at the same situation. The big difference is that these Christians found the way. Jesus the living God, the only way, not the doctrine, not the principle or any other method. In spiritual matters apart from Jesus will not have any effect. They will not have any spiritual essence or value. If we are not going to ask the Lord for revelations and diligently seek Him it will be worthless. We are turned into real Christians by begetting and not by teaching. What is wrong is that we make sure to remember, memorize and many more details on doctrines, methods and a lot of more and not turning our faith on Jesus the only way.

the truth

How many of us can say truthfully that we are living in the truth? Many of us will claim that we follow the right doctrines about Jesus Christ about truth and words of expositions about truth concerning Him. The truth is He is the truth. Take for instance hatred. Today many Christians accept apology. The question now is after accepting the apology, is the hatred still there? Jesus said that if our brothers sinned seven times we should forgive him seventy times seven (Matthew 18:21-22). What is really sad about is that after we have been born again for many years we retain certain grudges against other christians and non Christians as well. The truth is not in us. This truth is just merely a doctrine that we follow and not the genuine truth that we claim to be having. If we do not have Jesus living in us all these truth, belief and actions we claim to be are lies. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free(John 8:32) and this is Jesus the truth and the only truth.

and the life

He is the life. We always have the notion of works when we think of life. In the spiritual realm, we cannot replace life by our works. Works come only after the revelations of the life Jesus in us. Jesus Christ is life Himself. At times we are always mistaken. If we see a person who has a perfect manner in ways or morally upright, can we perfectly say that he has the life what is the life of Jesus? These things come naturally. A person can be soft spoken, never would like to argue and a lot more attractive manners but we cannot fully say that person has the life of Christ. We have to know the Lord. Life is not about excitement and what our feelings, emotions, success and achievements can reach to its highest peak. The true life is Jesus emitting from inside us.

John 4

v.23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

v. 24 God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.


for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

Yes, when we pray, praise and worship HIm, He is magnified and glorified. This is spirituality is all about. God hears us our praise and this is where our spiritual value and essence is all about and coming to fruition worshipping HIm in spirit and truth.

Now that we know that Jesus is the way the truth and the life, now we can enter to the hour or time that we can praise and worship the Father in spirit and truth and we can be confident about this because we now know the way and the life.

Matthew 21:16

And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

God perfected praise in us as soon as we come into being. He has put into our mouths what true praise and worship is all about. When we become fully matured Christian we can praise our God in spirit and truth. This is the place where God can meet us and He will be truly glorified, magnified and praised.

Matthew 11:25

At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

Yes, God reveals things to us simple minded Christians, babes or babies referred to according to this passage. If we play the role of we know the best, we should be having second thoughts. We should think of humbleness. This is why Jesus was glorified because He humbled Himself.

When we praise Him we come to a place where God would meet us and listen to us. As we humble ourselves in His presence we understand fully our spirituality is all about. We understand ourselves better which leads us to the narrow way but straight to God.

Beating the purpose

Scriptural readings: Romans 8:11-17; Galatians 5:19-25

Life has a purpose. There is no doubt that most of us would agree but the things is sometimes we might have overlooked it. We might think that a grain of sand seems to be use less but if collectively taken inside a glass aquarium tank they become a part making a balanced ecology.

Romans 8:11-17

v.11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

What would be the reason why the Spirit inside of us decided to quicken our mortal bodies the same Spirit raised up Jesus from the dead?

v.12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

v.13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

There are two things that our lives will result into. Follow the first, to live after the flesh….ye shall die or living through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

The purpose of life is very clear. We have to live in the spirit but we and is very clear that we should not to live after the flesh.

Galatians 5:19-21

v.19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

v.20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

v.21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Romans 8:14-17

v.14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

v.15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

v.16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

v.17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together.

In order to beat the purpose of the flesh, we have to be led by the Spirit of God and this is the same Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead that dwell in us.

Galatians 5:22-25

v.22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

v.23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

v.24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

v.25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

If we try to beat the purpose of the flesh by our own it is useless. We have to live by the spirit. The Holy Spirit Who will be with in us will produce the fruits would in turn make us to live in the Spirit and we will also walk in the Spirit.




The equation of forgiveness…Love.

Scriptural Readings: Romans 6:23; I John 1:6; Proverbs 10:12; 1 John 4:8; 19-20; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 4:13

This word seems to be the most impossible thing for us to do. There were times we cannot even get close to compromise with it. What makes it difficult to forgive? Have we ever reached a time that we completely tell and felt the true meaning of this word forgiveness? What is the prize of being forgiven?

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death.

We have heard this verse countless times but the question is does it really have the impact on us. Have we really confronted ourselves seriously this matter with our spiritual lives? If we are going to make this as an equation, sin without forgiveness is death.

but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Forgiveness through God the Son Jesus Christ resulted to eternal life. Jesus Christ and forgiveness are the constant in the equation. If we are going to take away one from this equation there is no eternal life. What would be result if there will be no forgiveness or if Jesus did not die for us?

No Forgiveness. No Jesus Christ. We are doomed.

To live in a hostile world, we have to remind ourselves always the equation of forgiveness and the Lord Jesus Christ otherwise we are befriending the enemy.

I John 1:6

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

The problem that we have is the retention of hatred in our hearts. It is impossible to live as a Christian if we have hatred and we say Jesus is in our hearts. This is a lie. We do not the truth.

1 John 4:19-20

We love because God first loved us. Whoever says, “I love God,” but hates his brother is a liar. The one who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love the God whom he has not seen.

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.

This is a simple fact. Once we Christians hate someone we become liars.

We cannot love God but because God loved us first, we learn to love and this means love covers over all wrongs. FORGIVENESS.

This is now the new equation.

1 John 4:8

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

New International Version

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Love plus forgiveness is the result of the true meaning of being a Christian that Christ lives in me and to live by faith in the Son of God.

God’s forgiveness through the finished work of His son Jesus Christ at calvary has given us the access to everything. To live by faith in the Son of God, we learn to love because God first loved us. Now we can be confident. We know how to love because Jesus Christ lives in us and now we can see God through Jesus our Lord and Saviour.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

This is the power of love. The capacity to forgive. Love surfaces and hatred disappear. The impossible becomes possible. I can do all things… like having forgiveness to those people who hurt us…. the confidence of having assurance of peace in our hearts even being caught in the middle of restlessness and uncertainties happening around us…the bright future in our lives which seems to be just a dream……. through Christ which strengtheneth me.
AMEN!