“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity; but a spirit of POWER; of LOVE and of SELF- DISCIPLINE(SOUND MIND)”

IMG_0078“THREE SECRETS OF HIGHLY BLESSED AND SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE”

*Every blessed and successful man in the Kingdom of God have secrets.
*Success and blessings do not come by accident.
*Something must be done or acquired for success and blessings to fall on us.
*God promised about blessings and success for His children in His word.

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*God did not give us the spirit of timidity (fear).
*But God has given us three things to make us blessed and successful.

1.SPIRIT OF POWER: (Acts 1:8)
*John 4:24 ( God is a spirit and those who worship him
must worship him in spirit and in truth).
2.SPIRIT OF LOVE:( 1 John 4:18) “There is no fear in LOVE. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment.The one who fears is not made perfect in LOVE”

*Those who love are more powerful than those who
hate.

3.SPIRIT OF SOUND MIND: “Spirit of sound mind consists of the following :

1. WISDOM.
2. KNOWLEDGE.
3. UNDERSTANDING.

*EXODUS 31:3,(and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skills, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts-)
*EXODUS 35:32, (To make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze……..)
*DANIEL 1:3 (Then the king ordered Ashpenaz……..)
*ISAAIH 11:2 (The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him, Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord-)
PROVERBS 4:7 (Wisdom is supreme, therefore get wisdom,Though it cost all you have, get understanding. )

NB:
*Wisdom helps you to navigate through difficult situations.
*Wisdom’s culture of simplifying complicated matters.

ECCL 10:10 (If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed but skill will bring success)
1 CHRONICLES 12:32 (Men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do- 200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command”

Question: “What does it mean that Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega?”

Answer: Jesus proclaimed Himself to be the “Alpha and Omega” in Revelation 1:8, 11; 21:6; and 22:13. Alpha and omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. Among the Jewish rabbis, it was common to use the first and the last letters of the Hebrew alphabet to denote the whole of anything, from beginning to end. Jesus as the beginning and end of all things is a reference to no one but the true God. This statement of eternality could apply only to God. It is seen especially in Revelation 22:13, where Jesus proclaims that He is “the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

One of the meanings of Jesus being the “Alpha and Omega” is that He was at the beginning of all things and will be at the close. It is equivalent to saying He always existed and always will exist. It was Christ, as second Person of the Trinity, who brought about the creation: “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made” (John 1:3), and His Second Coming will be the beginning of the end of creation as we know it (2 Peter 3:10). As God incarnate, He has no beginning, nor will He have any end with respect to time, being from everlasting to everlasting.

A second meaning of Jesus as the “Alpha and Omega” is that the phrase identifies Him as the God of the Old Testament. Isaiah ascribes this aspect of Jesus’ nature as part of the triune God in several places. “I, the Lord, am the first, and with the last I am He” (41:4). “I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God” (Isaiah 44:6). “I am he; I am the first, I also am the last” (Isaiah 48:12). These are clear indications of the eternal nature of the Godhead.

Christ, as the Alpha and Omega, is the first and last in so many ways. He is the “author and finisher” of our faith (Hebrews 12:2), signifying that He begins it and carries it through to completion. He is the totality, the sum and substance of the Scriptures, both of the Law and of the Gospel (John 1:1, 14). He is the fulfilling end of the Law (Matthew 5:17), and He is the beginning subject matter of the gospel of grace through faith, not of works (Ephesians 2:8-9). He is found in the first verse of Genesis and in the last verse of Revelation. He is the first and last, the all in all of salvation, from the justification before God to the final sanctification of His people.

INVESTING IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD

“INVESTING IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD”

*As a child of God you need to invest in the Kingdom of God.
*To invest is a good thing but not easy to do.
*Those who benefit greatly in the Kingdom are those who invest.
*There is no return without investing.
*The greatest mistake a person can do , is to want to receive in a day what others worked for years.
*People are in a hurry spirit.
*You must know that some things will take time to get.

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*Cast your bread (seed) always for you don’t know which one will grow.
*Casting seeds is not easy.
*But keep on casting because this is a principle which prepares you for harvest.
*No harvest without casting seeds.
*When you cast seeds, it generates growth and bears fruits.
*Harvest starts at seed time.

HOW DO WE INVEST?

1.INVEST YOUR LIFE .
*Your life is precious, cannot be compared with anything.
*Invest your life in the Kingdom.
*What shall profit a man to gain all the wealth of this world but looses his own soul.(Mtt 16:23)
*When you invest your life, it becomes hidden with Christ.(Colossians 3:3)
*You can’t invest your life until you Love the Lord.
*This is a greatest commandment in the law.(Mtt 22:37)
*What do you love the most?

2.INVEST YOUR TIME.
*Invest your time in God.
*Give God your time.
*Honour  the appointments that God have with you.
*Meaning have time to attend church services.
*Hezekia asked God to look at the time he invested  in Him.
*God gave him a return.
*He invested his time and it was credited to him.

3.INVEST YOUR ENERGY.
*Work for God with your strength.
*David danced for the Lord with his strength.
*He embarrassed himself to get God’s approval.
*Let people reject you and God approves you.
*Some people you can see them in worship and preaching investing their energy.

4.INVEST YOUR RESOURCES.
*People do not want to give what they have.
*Give What you have for the work of God.
*Decoration.
*Catering.
*Why church  should not pay for what you have.
*Give What you have for the less privileged.
*Learn to release.

5.INVEST YOUR MONEY.
*This is a very sensitive subject to talk about.
*It can make people to leave the church.
*If you want to hear God, hear him concerning your money.
*When you touch money, you touch hearts of people.
*Train your ears to hear God with your money.
*God will trust you to the levels of your trust.
*If you don’t trust Him with your money, He will never trust you with His money.

AMEN!!!!!