Be Polite To Others

Communication

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Be Polite To Others

 

Let your speech at all times be gracious (pleasant and winsome), seasoned (as it were) with salt, (so that you may never be at a loss) to know how you ought to answer anyone (who puts a question to you) (Colossians 4:6 AMP)

 

 

 

 

For many in our country, acting in a polite and civil manner, after being exposed to protracted years of military rule is something to learn. Many are yet to learn the importance of the words “Please”, “Excuse me” and “Thank You” in their communication with others. They are of the erroneous belief that being polite is a sign of weakness in one’s character, but that’s not true. Rather, being polite is something that reveals the strength of character.

In James 3:13-14, the Bible says, “Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.” In essence, where you use the right words to address others, you’re actually displaying the wisdom of God that’s in you. But bitterness in the heart of man will produce harsh words and abusive communication.

So, in relating with those around you, don’t use bitter, harsh or abusive words. Let your words reflect the presence of the Spirit of God that lives in you. Colossians 4:6 says “ Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down or cut them out” (MSG). Let your words uplift, encourage, inspire, soothe and build. Don’t allow communication that could inflict pain or stir strife or discord out of your lips.

See others with the eyes of God and address them that way. Be humble in your communication (James 4:6). Don’t use hurtful words to address people and don’t raise your voice against them. Be courteous, respectful, and civil in your relationship with others.

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!

I am who God says I am

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I am…..

  • A child of GOD – Romans 8:16
  • Forgiven – Colossians 1:13-14
  • Saved by grace through faith – Ephesians 2:8
  • Justified – Romans 5:1
  • Sanctified – 1 Corinthians 6:11
  • A new creature – 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • A partaker of HIS divine nature – 2 Peter 1:4
  • Redeemed from the curse of the law – Galatians 3:3
  • Redeemed from the hand of the enemy – Psalms 107:2
  • Delivered from the power of darkness – Colossians 1:13
  • Led by the Spirit of GOD – Romans 8:14
  • A child of GOD – Romans 8:14
  • Getting all my needs met by JESUSPhilippians 4:19
  • Casting all my cares upon JESUS – 1 Peter 5:7
  • Strong in the LORD – Ephesians 6:10
  • Doing all things through Christ Philippians 4:13
  • Doing the LORD’s commandments – Deuteronomy 28:12
  • An heir of eternal life- 1 John 5: 11- 12
  • Blessed with all spiritual blessing Ephesians 1:3
  • Healed by HIS stripes – 1Peter 2:24
  • More than a conqueror Romans 8:27
  • Establishing his word here on earth – Matthew 16:19
  • An overcomer by the blood of the lamb – Revelation 12:11
  • Daily overcoming the devil – 1John 4:4
  • Walking by faith and not be sight – 2 Corinthians 5:7
  • Bringing every thought into captivity – 2 Corinthians 10:5
  • Being constantly transformed – Romans 12:1-2
  • A labourer together with GOD – 1 Corinthians 3:9
  • An imitator of JESUS – Ephesians 5:1
  • Continually praising the LORD – Psalms 34:1

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD 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!

Culture of Envy

at dusk in Kensington, Maryland, USA.

Culture of Envy

 

 

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant, or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Exodus 20:17

Everything about our culture entices us to want more and to want better things than we already have.

We live in the most affluent yet the most unhappy nation in the world. This is the result of removing gratitude from our value system and writing a “more, more, more” attitude in. If we don’t want more and strive for more, we’re told we somehow don’t measure up.

The cure for envy and covetousness is found in gratitude and praise to God. Colossians 3:16 tells us that we should “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.”

Today I want to bring a word to you to find a new measuring stick for yourself and others-let us measure ourselves by our obedience to God and by the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit in our lives.

 

 

Further Reading

Job 5:2

Proverbs 14:30

Ecclesiastes 4:4

God Bless

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD 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!

We Are Complete In Christ Jesus

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HOLY GHOST CONGRESS!!!!!

Theme: A NEW THING.

Date:    12-17 Dec, 2011.

Venue: Redemption camp, KM 46, Lagos Ibadan expressway,
Nigeria!

You are invited!

WE ARE
COMPLETE IN CHRIST JESUS

And ye are
complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power (Colossians
2:10).

We’re living
in the last days, the days of intense pressures and challenges. However, it’s
important you realize that God has given His children divine ability to quell
every machination of the adversary. You’re complete in Christ and superior to
satan. The more you study the Bible, the more you’ll discover that you’re
thoroughly furnished to handle any situation, for you are God’s house (1
Corinthians 3:16), His Living Tabernacle.

Some houses
which are constructed today are customized and well – furnished with the latest
high – tech equipment. Most of their facilities and accessories are fully
automated and activated at the push of buttons. Even if there’s a problem, you
can easily troubleshoot and fix things by simply pushing some other buttons.

You are
God’s customized building; specially designed by Him. Also He has given you
what I call “The push-button life”. This
means that you don’t have to struggle for anything; you’re complete and thoroughly
furnished to advance the course of the kingdom of God.

Everything
you require to live in victory the rest of your life is inside you already.
When there’s a problem, you know what button to press: you can pray in the
Spirit and speak in other tongues, issue commands in the Name of Jesus or sow
seeds to frustrate the plans of the adversary. You’re full of resources to
cause a change in any situation; you’re never out of ideas on what to do. This
is why the Child of God cannot be disadvantaged regardless of the situation.

When problems
come, you can be still, for God has raised a standard against the adversary in
your life (Isaiah 59:19). Christ is in you; hence, you can press the necessary
buttons in you to frustrate his plans. You shouldn’t, therefore, settle for
anything less.

PRAYER

Dear
Heavenly Father, I thank You for giving me the victorious life and the
supernatural ability to cause changes in any situation. You have fashioned me
for greatness and furnished me unto good works. Therefore, I ask that you open
my eyes and enlighten my heart in your Word, so that I may comprehend fully
every gift and ability in me, and teach me also to use the same to the glory of

Your Holy Name! Amen!

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May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and
defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

Our Victory In Christ Jesus.

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Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus’ description of himself “I am the Good Shepherd” (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: “To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And whatever ye do in word or deed,
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by
Him. (Colossians 3:17).

The Lord
Jesus was born to be man’s legal representative to God, so He could bear the
penalty for sin on his behalf. He took upon Him the form of a servant and was
made in the likeness of men (Philippians 2:7). All that He did in the cause of
His earthly ministry was in man’s stead – as our substitute. Jesus knew His
mission as man’s representative and took every turn to emphasize it. He referred
to Himself as the “Son of Man”. He wanted everyone to know He was man’s representative.

When Jesus
died on the cross, we died on the cross with Him; and when He was buried we
were buried with Him; because He represented us; He died in our place, in our
name. so when God raised Him up in triumph over satan and sin, in the mind of
justice, we were raised up together with Him: “But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved
us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by
grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together
in heavenly places in Christ Jesus”
(Ephesians 2:4-6).

As one who’s
born again, you’ve been called into the victory – life, where you reign and
rule over life’s circumstances through Christ. The life, glory and name of
Jesus now belong to you; therefore you’re to live in, and do all things in the
Name of Jesus as read in our opening verse. To live in the Name of Jesus Christ
is to live in victory over life’s challenges.

No demon,
sickness or disease can destroy or hinder anyone who has come to apprehend the
victory wrought for us through the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord
Jesus Christ. I urge you, therefore, to dare believe the Word, and face your
endeavours today with the mindset of a champion, knowing that you have the
victory in the Name of Jesus Christ!

PRAYER

DEAR FATHER, I THANK
YOU FOR GIVING ME THE POWER OF ATTORNEY TO USE AND LIVE IN THE NAME OF JESUS
CHRIST. I GO FORTH TODAY WITH JOY, KNOWING THAT I’VE GOT VICTORY IN THE NAME OF
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AMEN!

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