The two Angels beckoned unto the Disciples while looking up on the mountain where Jesus ascended before their eyes. "Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”
This is just a tip of the iceberg. I hope what The Apostle Peter and Paul said of his imminent return gives another insights of his earthly returns.Brethren Christ comes.Keep looking up for the trumpet is at hand.Be at alert.

Jesus Ascension

Jesus Ascension
He is coming Again.Be prepared.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The God of Israel

This blog's posting today is all about Mr Jabez.

The Bible said his mother named him Jabez because he was born in sorrow, to grow in sorrow even his mother has given him another destiny other than God's, to die in sorrow. 

He grew up with that name.I believe at first he would count it as nothing to be called Jabez.He is completely unaware of the social malaise his name will drag him into in the near future.He never know his name has been bottled with sorrow.He never knew should he be bottled as wine the finest one in town, no man will never bargain to have him on his shelf.

 He  never think that one day he is going to pray to Yahweh until  one day that he started praying to The God of Israel.

I was at The International Convention Ground of my church for the General Blessing Day popularly called TEMI NKO  in my Yoruba dialect.TEMI NKO in my mother's tongue means "Where is mine or What of mine"

There is a song usually sang every second Wednesday  of the month in this service.Let me sing it here for you;
                                  Iwo to ko'le meji feni kan,
                                  Temi nko ooo,eeeeaaaaaaa...
                                   Olorun mi temi nko.
The song above means You God who built 2 houses for somebody,where is mine?
Mind you the list is endless,sometimes the minister could say You God who bought 10 cars for somebody, where is mine?

The service is the first of it this year and a huge  testimony of success, healing, protection, deliverance  among others were shared by people.

Yes back to the topic.

However ,i won't continue without telling you that i picked the topic from the service.During the sermon Pastor G O Olutola who is the  LAWNA Chairman and who chaired the service preached about the God who answered Jabez's request.

Now ,  please come on with me as i tell you more of Jabez.Though i have read  and heard sermons about Jabez, a transforming one just like the one i heard there , i want to put down the application of it to what i see all around me.

In the midst of sorrow, Mr Jabez called on God requesting of four or five things.In 1 Chronicles 4:10 The Bible said Jabez called on the God of Israel.... And God granted him that which he requested.

That's wonderful, isn't it ?

The application today.Do we make any application at all ? How do we go about it in making our  requests or prayers known to God ? To whom does our requests go to? On what ground do we pray?

In our days it is hard to see people going God's way to rid their problems.We just carry the slogan around "God's time is the best" without practicing it.How many of us do wait for God's time? Though there is something hidden in the Bible portion taking as text here. That hidden fact is " for how long has Jabez been praying to God of Israel before his requests were granted? It might be more than often,for he grew up with that name, who knows, but God granted him his prayers at the right which made it possible for proper documentation.Should God  have blessed him before the writer of chronicles got to know about him, the story , perhaps may change., but God blessed him at the right time and he became more honorable than his brethren.

How often have we been pressing our needs before God? Do we look on people than God for solutions over our problems?

Many give pastors money to pray for them.Many spent lots and lots to get through to God, thinking that they are too dirty , too sinner as not to be heard by God.

Some pray both to God and devil.Many seeks help from the spiritualists despite the fact that they have prayed, fasted and have seek God's face over their problems.

Many pray through lust, jealousy,selfishness,many on the ground of flesh.

The truth is that God sees you when you pray, hears you while you open your heart, hears you when you begin to pray but he is not going to answer you if your prayer is not in line with Him.

The God of Israel hears every prayers. That God, He is your God and mine.Through Christ His Son we all  have access to him, so  make your requests known to him as Jabez did.

Hello my readers why not pray today to that God of Israel about all and all your problems.Remember if i were to tell you my problems i won't tell you all.However  when i am in God's presence i will pour out all my heart.Why? He is the God of Israel.

Remember what He said, He said "I AM that I AM",THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, OF ISAAC AND OF JACOB".

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