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.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

 I am writing on Easter the period of celebration.First, of Christ death and secondly his risen from the dead. I am also writing on what should  be  the Christian reflection on Easter  and the world's perception on it.
First, you have to note this on your mind

The enemy will never surrender,your flesh will not surrender,  the world where you live and have associates will neither surrender nor leave you until you initiate a Godly  retreat, and you retreat and have retreated.
The Lord lays foundation of our retreating when he begin his ministry in humility.He  was acclaimed by the voice from heaven, the voice of God, that " this is my beloved son in whom i am well pleased,here ye him ."There,an atmosphere of Godly retreat was displayed and obvious.

 I want  you to take notice that i do love to quote the Bible but sometime giving no reference,i do always want you to have the point without dishing into another issue.I am quite sure you are familiar with them if i don't put Biblical quotes.
On this topic of, Godly Retreat.Yes,the topic's  phrase is showing, a coming back , and to whom, God.
We do hear of words like  "no retreat,no surrender"in  war films.I have watched a film titled with those words before.

The point i want instill in you is that,you cannot surrender to God without  thirsting for a retreat.

It is the basic truth.We all want a retreat without surrender when we are still in the world and the world want you to surrender yourself ,without any retreat.Things matched and worked.You feel good.You taste sweet and palatable considering yourself  feasting on the vegetable love in the world's garden. The world never feel bad about God as long as you don't retreat from her(the world).

This Easter, A  calling for reflection on Christ work of salvation is a must.In other words the  reflections upon  our christian living is a must this season and every.
The  devil wanted the  christian life to be a jingle.The devil really want it to be  a place of faking,where christian fakes one another.The enemy's plan is to ensure he  made  christian living so difficult that you begin to think otherwise.To come out of the supposed christian jingles, an atmosphere created by the devil, you need to retreat into a safety.A Retreat place of God.You don't have to fake others as a christian if you keep going for a retreat.Should you?It is in the period of retreat that this get dawn on most people.Many Christians were so busy to gauge themselves in the Spiritual level.Retreat block  the  loopholes of tight schedules and other carelessness.

The world has always has its method of deviations from God and has been consistently disobedient to God's injunctions.The devil will never want you to go for a retreat with God.Christ died to redeemed man from this perfect evil scheme of the devil.A christian need to reflect on his standings,callings, desires,wills, intentions and wishes.Are they Godly? That should be the  question on every christian minds all the time .Are my thoughts Godly?Am i still standing?Am i still holy before God?Where  am  i in the power of God? Many, many other questions like these could agitate Revival.

It is good to go for a retreat.Some churches usually do this, annually.It is a welcome biblical injunction but not a necessities as retreat may be singular,even in the midst of large gathering , a single retreat is encourage.In such gatherings,like youth or church programs during the Easter,or thereafter there is a sense to draw closer to God than before.People  go to such convention with  seeking hearts.Such is retreat,though you may call it other names,tag it the way you want it is a retreat.

So,Retreat may be a single purposed ,family or a large group of body purposed.It may be Church gathering where people come together  before the Lord with the minds "Search me God.Am i......"
 A situation  whereby everyone laid his or her heart bare before God.

The Bible has records of Retreats.
The days of Ezra the priest is an example,another good example is in the days of Josiah.John the baptist began the retreat in the days of Jesus,Jesus continued to reveal God's mind to the people, and we have read of how the people retreats to the mountain to hear Jesus speak parable to them,teach and preach to them of the kingdom of God..Many were retreated and they come unto God,wanting him to save their lives and he did.Christ teachings turned around the lives of  lots among the  people and they  were in the process, stirred up to seek God.
Other Facts about Retreat
It enable you to examine yourself,if you are still in the Lord.
It ensure you are able to review yourself and in the process get updated.
It flush out of you every tares and lukewarmness that have gotten into your life.
It empower you to re-design yourself in the area of serving God.
It serves as a fresh foliage to create an atmosphere of spiritual growth.
It enables you to walk with God and create such awareness to others.
It is the power of God to save sinners and bring their names into his book of life.
It should not be seen as a time of festive.
It is the believers' moments.
Everyday should not be a Retreat.

In the sober state people do reflect most,and this could be useful too in a period of Retreat.You have to be sober,yet happy.Reflect on Christ sufferings and his death on the cross of Calvary and also reflect on God's plan of salvation  for mankind.You are to reflect on how Christ died that you may be retreated away from the grip of the enemy.

When you seek God he will give you a place of Retreat to retreat.

In Lagos here,Children have closed school and were busy preparing for Easter.They have their plans to swell it  out this season.It is going to be great for those who are truly in the Lord for they will combine it with Easter teachings..However, should adults have the same minds like these young ones,it will be very unfortunate. unfortunate.

The season we are going into, is a period where to do this in my remembrance is at its peak.It should accompany a  Godly reflection that will bring a Retreat and in this course ,which in turn bring amendments,confessions,repentance and re-fire among the  children of God.The key is  that most children of God in the season of Easter Re-fire.

I am wishing you a Godly Retreat this season of Easter,that shall fire you and re-fire you back into the powerful realm of the Spirit you have been before.

Wishing you a happy Easter in the Lord God.God bless.

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