A Child Or A Dog? By Pastor E A Adeboye

Pastor E A Adeboye. Open Heavens. RCCG

Pastor E A Adeboye. Open Heavens. RCCG

Memorise:

But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.

Matthew 15:26

Pastor E A Adeboye, Daddy G O, RCCG

Pastor E A Adeboye, Daddy G O, RCCG

Read: Matthew 15:21-28

21  And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.

22  And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.

23  And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.

24  And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,

25  Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.

26  And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

27  To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.

28  And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

Message

In His discussion with the Syro-phenician woman whose daughter was possessed by evil spirits, Jesus expounded that those who belong to the kingdom of God are children of the kingdom, while those outside of the kingdom are viewed as dogs. This truth is further established in Revelation 22:15:

 “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.”

 

Jesus also said that miracles are meant for children of the kingdom and not for dogs. This should be food for thought for anyone seeking a miracle. The question is, “Are you a child or a dog?” You are a candidate for miracles of all sorts if you are a child, but it is unfortunate if you remain in the position of a dog.

What are the traits of those considered as dogs in the kingdom of God? The Psalmist gives some insight into this in Psalm 22:16:

 “For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.”

This means that the wicked are dogs. Paul, in Philippians 3:2 also warned against evil workers whom he described as dogs:

 “Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.”

In light of these, sinners who refuse to repent and come to the side of God are dogs.

On the other hand, the forgiven of the Lord are children (Psalm 32:1). Only the children of the Miracle Worker can access His miracles. The Bible in Isaiah 63:8 says:

 “For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.”

Unless a person repents and believes in the saving Name of Jesus Christ, he remains a dog. Are you a dog or a child? Get ready for a big miracle this season if you are truly one of the children of God. If you are not, be ready to give up your pride and self-righteousness in order to be adopted by the Holy One of Israel, Jesus Christ the Lord, if you really want a miracle urgently. Miracles are food meant for children and not for dogs. Repent today and get that miracle you need so urgently!

Action Point:

Examine yourself to ascertain if you are a genuine child of God. If you are, cry to your Father for that miracle you urgently need.

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

 

 

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

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1 Corinthians 13. Love. The greatest spiritual gift

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1 Corinthians 13. Love. The greatest spiritual gift

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Sexual Safety Tips (Child Abuse)

Children take part in an educational game teaching them about the risks and causes of HIV. There are 15,000 children under the age of 15 living with HIV and AIDS in Swaziland. In many cases, these children have acquired the virus through mother-to-child transmission. However, sexual abuse is another causal factor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sexual Safety Tips

 

 

 

 

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You must have learnt some safety tips from your parents, school, church or adults such as safety tips on swimming, fire outbreak, wearing your seat belts, obeying the road signs, choosing the road etc.

Let me share with you some simple tips that can keep you safe from sexual abuse and predators.

 

 

  • Your body belongs to you; no one has a right to touch you, if you don’t want them to.
  • No one is allowed to touch your private parts except the doctor (your parents or guardians must be there)
  • You do not have the right to touch other children or adults private parts.
  • Do not keep secrets about touching.
  • Tell a trusted adult if any touch makes you feel funny or uncomfortable.
  • If anyone gives you any gifts of does any favour to you, let your parents know about it.
  • You do not have to seat on an adult’s lap – male or female.
  • You do not have to hug an adult – male or female, if you do not feel like it.
  • Make sure your private parts are well covered and not exposed.
  • Do not take off your clothes for an adult; neither should an adult take off your clothes.
  • If an adult or anyone asks you to play “Touch Me” or “Let’s play Doctor” game with you, tell the adult, “I don’t like such games”.
  • It is not right for grown-ups to expose their private body partes to you.
  • It is wrong for someone to take your picture without clothes on.
  • Avoid staying alone with an adult or teenager when you are not sure about the person.
  • Do not visit pornographic websites on the internet.
  • You have a right to say “NO!” and TELL even when the sexual abuser is somebody you like or live with.
  • Though you may find it difficult to tell, TELL or the abuse will get worse.
  • You will feel better when you TELL.
  • Do not keep a promise that makes you feel bad inside.
  • Keep away from watching movies, musical videos or picture involving sexual acts or activities.
  • It is inappropriate for children to watch X-rated films.
  • Keep away from an adult that speaks fouls languages. Tell him/her to stop!

May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Developing bolder and brighter kids

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Developing  Bolder and Brighter Kids
by Pastor Joy Amenkhienan

Learn how to take care of your kids from  the stage of growing up (between the ages of 3-7) to the stage of discernment.

The  Growing Up Stage

At this stage, parents should ensure that  their kids attend church services regularly. They should not leave them at home  while they are in church.

It’s also at this stage that parents ought  to start activating their plans for their kids. That’s when they should  compliment their children on whatever they do. This would give them the  boldness to do better next time. They should not be hushed up whenever they try  to say something and emphasis should not be placed on the wrong things they do  but on the good. Parents must also talk their children up. For example, they  don’t need to have passed an examination before you let them know they’re  intelligent. Parents must use faith-filled words in communicating to their  kids.

Most importantly, kids should be properly  dressed at all times. Good dressing gives them self confidence. They should be  neatly and decently dressed at all times. They should wear the best.

The next stage is between ages 8 and 14.

The  Stage Of Discernment

This is a very critical time for the  children. Parents should pay close attention to their kids because whatever  they learn at this age will not be easily forgotten. Here they begin to make  choices about what appeals to them. Here, constant communication between parents  and kids is very important in avoiding wrong influences. The parents should  guard against wrong habits in their kids.

Parents must know their children’s friends.  They have to ensure that their kids have children of like minds and from  Christian homes around them. Playtime should not just be about playing; parents  should ensure that their kids get the right kind of information during leisure.  This includes the right language, the right games, the right movies, the right  books etc.

Kids can write confessions  and place them on their walls or on their bed sides. They can also have  “talking” sessions and engage in Bible games.

God Takes Pleasure In The Prosperity Of His Children.

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GOD TAKES PLEASURE IN THE PROSPERITY OF HIS CHILDREN.

God takes pleasure in the prosperity of His children. The fact
is, He longs to see His children live every day in prosperity. Once you can
find your place in God, you’ll prosper as God has ordained: “The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich,
and He addeth no sorrow with it”
(Proverbs 10:22). Any of His children who
is not prospering in His Word hasn’t found his place yet.

God will never withhold any good thing from us (Psalm
84:11). As a fact, He loves to give to us more abundantly above all that we can
ever think or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). He can give you whatever you desire
beyond what your mind could ever fathom. All you need do is to believe and
trust Him; you shouldn’t limit Him in anyway.

God created the galaxy, the sun, the moon, and the starry
heavens. The earth is just a minute part of everything God created. The best of
all His creation is you; you are His masterpiece, the crown of His creation
(Ephesians 2:10). The sun was created big, the earth was created spherical and
big, but you were created with the greatest precision, even to the most
minuscule detail. For example, you were created with fingerprints that are
unique to you alone. You were beautifully and wonderfully created to produce results
(Psalm 139:14). The whole creation isn’t complete without you for every other
thing was created for you.

This is why I love to celebrate God. When you learn to
celebrate Him without reservations and in spite of your situation, His power
will be released upon your life. That power makes you a productive and fruitful
person. Remember, you’re the fruit-bearing part of the vine.

PRAYER

Dear Father, I thank
You for giving me Your Spirit to remind me constantly of Your unending love for
me. Let this love be evident in my life and continually flow from my lips so
all will know that You take pleasure in them as You do in me, in Jesus Christ
Name, Amen!

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