Author: James Taiwo

Bible Lessons by James Taiwo - author of [The Pinnacle of Compassion][Success Express Lane] [Bible Giants of Faith] [Who Was Jesus, Really?] [Bible Application Lessons] [Book of Prayers] & others. More info available at www.jamestaiwo.com

FAITHFUL WORSHIP FACILITATES ABUNDANCE OF GOD’S BLESSINGS – 2 Chronicles

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True Christianity Entails Faithful Focus On God’s Word

Passage: 2 Chronicles

You must be willing and obey if you are to eat the good of the land. Sometimes when God puts forth a promise, it comes with a condition. It comes with you doing your part so that He can do His part. God blessed King Asa conditionally, in a bid to motivate him into good behavior. King Asa would receive God’s protection, only if found faithful. This meant he would suffer punishment if found unfaithful to God. The scriptures reported,

“Now the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded. And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him: “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you” (2 Chronicles 15:1-2).

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God Rewards Only Those Who Faithfully Worship Him

God cares; He is loving and will bless only those who faithfully serve him. However, since the Creator cannot revoke his righteous standard, he would be unable to bless those that are inconsistent in their relationship with him. Jehovah refuses to bless people who live in sin.

Unrepentant sinners may be at an arm’s length with God unless repented. They would also miss God’s blessings. Meanwhile, people who love God and faithfully serve him will be blessed with riches and honor. Men and women who faithfully serve God will prosper in all their ways. Their blessings will glorify God and motivate others into serving him.

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Pray For Grace To Give God Your Undivided Attention

Dear God, I realize you love people who give you undivided attention. I am willing to give you my full devotion from today! I want to maintain a consistent relationship with you so that I can prosper, and so that you can be glorified. Therefore, I ask for your grace to live a holy life. Help me to meet your standard of righteousness. Please empower me through your Holy Spirit to walk in your ways so that I can prosper throughout the days of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: Faithful Worship Facilitates Abundance Of God’s Blessings

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Loyalty to God is very important to be in His presence. However, your loyalty should be extended to your country still. #today #country #extend #growth #pray #blessings Praying and interceding for blessings and growth for your country, shows your loyalty. I encourage you to pray for your country today.

Loyalty to God is very important to be in His presence. However, your loyalty should be extended to your country still. Praying and interceding for blessings and growth for your country, shows your loyalty. I encourage you to pray for your country today. #today #country #extend #growth #pray #blessings

 

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FAITH IN GOD IS ALL WE NEED – Matthew

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True Worshippers Of Christ Must Exhibit Faith In All Situations

Passage: Matthew 14

Christians must be strong in their faith and be courageous, knowing that God will always be with them. Peter walked on water with Jesus Christ when none of his team members could demonstrate such courage. He did not experience the supernatural power of God until he summoned his faith and showed it in his actions by walking on water. However, the same Peter began to drown in water as soon as his faith wavered. The scripture reported,

“And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus” (Matthew 14:28-29).

Peter was distracted as reported, “But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased” (Matthew 14:30-32).

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Focus On Faith & Ignore The Distractions

As believers, we must always affix our minds on Jesus Christ to successfully live an overcomers’ life on earth! We must focus all our trust on the Savior to receive courage and maintain our stand as God requires.

Indeed, as humans, we have the tendency to be distracted by our surrounding factors, but we must be determined to focus more. We must maintain our grip of faith so that God can be glorified.

To demonstrate courage as required, Christians must consistently confess the word of God. We must do so even when our minds have refused to cooperate with our confession of faith.

As we continue to declare God’s promises slated in the Bible, God’s peace that surpasses human understanding will reign in our hearts. We will live above tough situations, and in the end, give testimonies that honor his name!

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Prayer For God’s Empowerment To Exercise Faith

Dear God, please teach me how to trust you in all ramifications of life. Help me to have resolute faith that glorifies your name and let it become my blessing! Enable me with grace to keep confessing your words into my life until I have experienced my anticipated victory. Please empower me with your Holy Spirit to live victoriously every day of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: Faith In God Is All We Need

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As true believers of Christ, humility should be our watchword. Jesus Christ was humble all through his reign on earth and we should inculcate that virtue. #power #earth #truebelievers Without humility and righteousness, any position of power we attain will be intoxicating. Serve humbly and you will be certain of God’s glory.

As true believers of Christ, humility should be our watchword. Jesus Christ was humble all through his reign on earth and we should inculcate that virtue. Without humility and righteousness, any position of power we attain will be intoxicating. Serve humbly and you will be certain of God’s glory. #power #earth #truebelievers

 

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EXPRESS THE LOVE OF GOD – 1 John

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Christians Must Show The Love Of God To Others

Passage: 1 John 5

God demonstrated the kind of unconditional love that He wants us to have and demonstrate towards others. He showed us this by releasing His only Son to die for our sin. No other love can be greater than this – That a father would allow His only son to die for some strangers. This kind of love is selfless!

A person who claims to love God must share the same attribute (the love of God) and express it towards his fellow human beings.

Also, someone who loves God must obey God with an expression of faith in His Son Jesus Christ. The scriptures states,

“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments” (1 John 5:1-2).

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Genuine Love of God comes via the Fullness Of Holy Spirit

God desires that his children love him with all their hearts and might. We must express our unconditional love for him always. However, despite the need to express our genuine love for God and other people, we retain some human limitations that could inhibit our efforts.

Believers can be tempted to act in the flesh and violate God’s call to love him and other fellows. To overcome this challenge, Christians must be full of the Holy Spirit at all times. We must be prayerful and study the Bible on a consistent basis.

The call to have a genuine love of God may seem like a hard task for mortal men (and women), but God’s power is enough to help anyone live above his limitations. A person would be less selfish and less biased when he allows the Holy Spirit to rule him.

Christians need the supernatural power of God (Holy Spirit) to overcome our limitations. The divine Spirit of God will energize us to live above sin, and also, empower us to love God as well as our fellow human beings.

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Pray To Have The Required Love of God

Dear God, please baptize me with your Holy Spirit to exercise true and genuine love for you and other people. Let your Holy Spirit empower me to live an acceptable life before you so that I can qualify for your blessing on earth and in heaven. Please let my life glorify you always! For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: You Are Required To Express The Love of God

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What kind of leader are you? Are you someone who encourages, or someone who demoralizes others? #courage #leader #areyou #kind #encourage

What kind of leader are you? Are you someone who encourages, or someone who demoralizes others? #courage #leader #areyou #kind #encourage

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OFFERING PRAISES TO GOD WITHOUT RESERVATION – 1 Chronicles

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True Believers Praise God Unconditionally

Passage: 1 Chronicles 23

King David was known to be a good musician who composed songs and played musical instruments for the praises of God’s name. However, that was not all about David when it is related to music. He was also skilled in the supervision of manufacturing musical instruments. In fact, the king referenced his own artistic works and said;

“…Four thousand were gatekeepers, and four thousand praised the Lord with musical instruments, “which I made,” said David, “for giving praise.”” (1 Chronicles 23:5).

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Creativity Helps God Accepts Our Praises

Our efforts to praise and worship the living God must not be limited! Our praise and worship activities must not have boundaries. Meanwhile, our efforts would be considered insufficient, until creativity is brought into it. We are to skillfully device different means and methods of praising God since the Creator deserves our best!

No rule is applied when it turns to praises; We can dance, jump, and shout. We can sit or prostrate during praises. In fact, the Creator is interested in artistic styles of worship. He considers dances and performances pleasant.

Hence, We children of God should come out of our shells and offer quality appreciation to God. Jehovah must be praised for He is the King of kings and Lord of lords! All creations must bow before the Lord of the universe and honor his holy name forever!

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Pray For Grace To Always Offer God Praises

I appreciate you God for you are the Lord of lords and God of gods! I praise you with every breath that I take. Everything within me says “Thank you!” My praises shall ever come to you. I will praise you in the morning, afternoon, and evening. I will shout the praises of your name throughout the earth. All that I ask from you is grace and strength to continue praising your holy name throughout the days of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make this special request. Amen.

Remember: Offering Praises To God Without Reservation

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UNITY MAKES ALL THINGS ACHIEVABLE – Ezra

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Christians should Come to Unity to Carry Out God’s Prophesies

Passage: Ezra 3

The exiled Jews were authorized to return home and rebuild their precious city, Jerusalem. All the released captives were excited to see their dreams come true, and they all agreed to start a project that would revamp God’s temple that the Babylonians have destroyed.

The returned Jews were very excited about their miraculous breakthrough; they repaired the Lord’s temple and praised God in one accord – to the extent that their enemies heard their testimony songs from a far distance.

The scripture reported;

“Then Jeshua with his sons and brothers, Kadmiel, with his sons, and the sons of Judah, rose as one to oversee those working on the house of God: the sons of Henadad with their sons and their brethren the Levites. When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests stood in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the Lord, according to the ordinance of David king of Israel. And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever toward Israel. Then all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid” (Ezra 3:9-11).

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The Devil Is No Match For United Christians

Great things are done for God when Believers are united. The devil cannot withstand a group of Christians that operate in unison. However, it is unfortunate that Christians sometimes, allow Satan to manipulate them into engaging in unhealthy rivalry and division.

Different Christian sects struggle against each other and fight for superiority. However, while believers are busy engaging in ungodly rivalry, Satan continues to gain ground. The enemy is making use of the opportunity to attack the Christian community!

Christian churches must endeavor to lay aside all differences and serve God in the beauty of holiness. Believers must unite and serve God together.

There’s no doubt that miracles will happen in the Christian community when we practice love and celebrate unity. The unity of brethren will honor God, and it will also put the devil to shame. Our unity as believers will also transform to our blessings as God’s children.

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Pray For The Christians To Be United

Dear God, please let your sincere love reign amongst Christians. Help us, the brethren, to allow your Holy Spirit to operate in our midst. Please help us to lay our differences aside and serve you in one accord. Please let all churches submit to Jesus’ feet and honor you in our compromised society. Empower each believer to be sensitive to Satan’s scheme and not give in to his devices. Please help us (Christians) to be your true ambassadors on earth so that we can receive your warm welcome in heaven. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remeber: Unity Makes All Things Achievable

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God is all-knowing. His standards are quite different and will not be understood always. You might feel #unworthy of a position, but God sees you fit. If God has honored you with a task, don’t fret. #scene #godsees #godis Call upon him in times of confusion and he will make it easier. He has promised he will always be here.

God is all-knowing. His standards are quite different and will not be understood always. You might feel unworthy of a position, but God sees you fit. If God has honored you with a task, don’t fret. Call upon him in times of confusion and he will make it easier. He has promised he will always be here. #scene #godsees #godis

 

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NON-DISCRIMINATORY GOD USED CYRUS AS HIS VESSEL – Ezra

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God Uses Any Vessel To Make His Cause Come To Pass

Passage: Ezra 1

God inspired a gentile king to sponsor the reconstruction of his holy temple. Despite an idolatry background that King Cyrus of Persia had, he became a vessel that God used for His own purpose.

Touched by God, King Cyrus encouraged captive Jews in his empire to return to their homeland and repair God’s temple at Jerusalem. King Cyrus also, mandated his citizens to provide material and financial support for the Jews.

The scripture reported,

“Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying, Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth the Lord God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is among you of all His people? May his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel (He is God), which is in Jerusalem. And whoever is left in any place where he dwells, let the men of his place help him with silver and gold, with goods and livestock, besides the freewill offerings for the house of God which is in Jerusalem” (Ezra 1:1-4).

No One Is Too Big For God To Use

God has the divine ability to use anyone for the purpose of glorifying himself. (A person that God uses is known as God’s vessel.) Jehovah can use anyone to bless his children. The Creator can use both kings and servants alike to meet his agenda.

Jehovah has no restrictions; he will use any available vessel for his own purpose. Therefore, children of God should be assured in him.

Believers must be confident that God is able to fulfill all his plans for our lives. As humans, we may have some limitations but, we must always be mindful of the fact that God has no limitation. He will do whatever is necessary to meet his mandates in our lives.

Christians must be confident in God always. He is Jehovah, he will glorify himself in our lives under whatever circumstance, and he can use any vessel for the purpose.

All factors of life will cooperate with God until his plans are fully manifested in our lives.

Do you trust God? Do you believe he can do all things? Do you also believe that God can make and/or destroy anything for the purpose of glorifying himself in your life? Start to trust God today!

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Ask God To Make You His Active Vessel

Dear God, I strongly believe that you have the power to do all things. There are no limitations to your power! Therefore, I ask that you give me a heart that trust you at all times. Please give me the strength to cast my complete trust in you. Let my faith bear fruits so that I can prosper in every day of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my request. Amen.

Remember: God Doesn’t Discriminate; He Used A Gently King As Hs Vessel!

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