Monthly Archives: January 2013

Its not enough to believe.

It’s Not Enough To Believe · Sunday, January 27th · Page Visits (1,267)
By:
Pastor Anita

For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned (Matthew 12:37).

Did you know that a man could believe that Jesus died and was raised from the dead for his justification, and still end up in hell? That’s because to merely believe that He died and was raised back to life isn’t enough to guarantee salvation. Even the devils believe and tremble (James 2:19), but that doesn’t mean they’re saved. There’s more required for salvation than mere believing. You must confess the Lordship of Jesus over your life to be saved!

The word “confess” is the Greek “Homologia” which means to declare openly by way of speaking out freely a deep conviction of facts. When you make confessions, you’re proclaiming that which God has said concerning you in His Word.

Romans 10:9-10 says, “…if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” In other words, when God’s Word comes to you, and you believe it, your heart is made right with God. Nevertheless, confessing the Lordship of Jesus over your life is actually what launches or catapults you into salvation. This is when you come to the realization that Jesus Christ is Lord of your life and that you belong to Him.

Confession, however, doesn’t end with receiving salvation from sin alone, for salvation is an all-inclusive word. It refers to your preservation, prosperity, peace, health, victory, success and all the wonderful benefits the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ has consummated for us. In fact, Christianity itself is referred to as the “great confession.” It’s a life where you get what you say.

You have to be a talking Christian. You have to confess God’s Word and see it come to pass in your life, health, job, family and finances. The Lord Jesus emphasised this In Mark 11:23 when He said “…he shall have whatsoever he saith.” So declare God’s Word concerning everything that pertains to you today, and the Word will definitely produce the desired results in your life!

Prayer

Dear Father, I thank you for the wonderful benefits of salvation that I enjoy today and forever as I continually declare your Word concerning me. I’m making progress in my family, health, job, and finances in the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.

f u r t h e r s t u d y: Romans 10:9; Mark 11:23

Ima Obani-adding value to lives.

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IT CAN ONLY BE POSSIBLE!!!

Maybe you have always thought Albert Einstein was a genius from the start, He wasn’t! he couldn’t speak a word until he was 4, couldn’t read until 7, he was expelled because he was considered a dummy! He wasn’t granted admission to Zurich Polytechnic school. This slow and anti- social guy rose to be the Father of Modern Physics and won a Nobel Prize. Soichiro Honda, the founder of Honda Motor company failed a job interview at Toyota Motor Company. He went to start making scooters in his backyard only for him to be the world’s largest maker of motor cycle, today we drive Honda cars. He had only elementary education and was a mechanic apprentice. Nick Vujicic was born without legs, hands and limbs.(Tetra-amelia syndrome) He attempted suicide at 10, he was bullied, depressed and rejected. He rose above all that and went to University, graduated at 21 with double honors. Nick is just 30 but today,he is a world renowned motivational speaker, having spoken to over 3 million people in 24 countries. He was born disadvantaged, but he went beyond all that to do something extra-ordinary! You may think things aren’t working for you because of your past failures, but you see, you can just get up in spite of your numerous invalid excuses and do something fantastic with your life. Nothing is impossible, if you will give yourself a chance. You have no reason to stop dreaming, Get up. Make your life count, make every second great and refuse to feel disadvantaged, your World is waiting!

Ima Obani-adding value to lives.


THE FERN AND THE BAMBOO STORY

One day I decided to quit…I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality…. I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
“God”, I said. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”His answer surprised me.
“Look around”, He said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?””Yes”, I replied.
“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.
In the second year the fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.
“In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit. The same in year four.
“Then in the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern, it was seemingly small and insignificant. But just six months later, the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.
“Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots? I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you.
“Don’t compare yourself to others.” He said. “The bamboo had a different purpose compared to the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful.
“Your time will come”, God said to me. “You will rise high”
“How high should I rise?” I asked.
“How high will the bamboo rise?” He asked in return.
“As high as it can?” I questioned
“Yes.” He said, “Give me glory by rising as high as you can.”
I left the forest, realizing that God will never give up on me. And He will never give up on you.
Never regret a day in your life.
Good days give you happiness; Bad day gives u experiences; both are essential in life.

Ima Obani-adding value to lives.


you can do it. dont give up too soon.

The Story of Harland Sanders is a motivation for anyone who has given it all up, I’m talking of the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken! He was born in a shack, dropped out of school at 12, fired a number of times, his wife left him and his brother in law wrote,”she had no business marrying a no-good fellow like you who can’t hold a job” @ 40 he started cooking chicken meals in a service station and served customers in his apartment! @ 65 he had failed again only for his empire to move to the next level from a 105USD social security cheque. Today KFC is a force to be recorned with! Its never too late to dream! The fear of failure has trapped a lot of potentials in the belly of the coward! Those who are afraid of failure are unwilling to learn the true path to Greatness, this is because there is no true success without a few lessons from failure! The earlier you launch out the earlier you Succeed…remember that waiting for a perfect time is a delusion of the invalid!

Ima Obani-adding value to lives.