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

SPIRITUAL GIFTS MUST BE USED TO PROSPER GOD’S KINGDOM – 1 Corinthians

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All Christians Must Utilize Their Spiritual Gifts To Glorify God

Passage: 1 Corinthians 14

The Holy Spirit enhances believers with various spiritual abilities. Each spiritual gift must be used to prosper the Christian community and ultimately prosper the kingdom of God. Your spiritual gift is a special ability given to you by God (via the Holy Spirit); it should not be pocketed but be effectively and positively used! Each Christian must use his or her spiritual gifts to aid the spiritual growth of others.

Our spiritual gifts must bless the body of Christ as Paul admonished the Corinthian Christians. Paul said,

“… So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church. For this reason the one who speaks in a tongue should pray that they may interpret what they say” (1 Corinthians 14:12-13).

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Spiritual Gifts Are Meant For The Growth Of God’s Kingdom

The gifts of God are given to men and women to prosper the kingdom of God. The gifts are not meant for a show! They are also not meant for receiving worldly riches. Believers must understand that God’s gifts given to us must benefit the body of Christ – It must prosper the kingdom of God!

Every Christian must ensure to properly use his or her spiritual gifts. Every Christian must challenge himself to serve God well. Jehovah, who blesses people with his gifts of the Holy Spirit will one day request from us an explanation on how we have used them.

Each Christian will account for how he has used his or her spiritual gifts. It is therefore very important that every Christian carefully demonstrates his or her spiritual ability, to ensure that God’s expectations are met. Christians must ensure that their spiritual activities glorify God.

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Pray For The Grace to Properly Use Your Spiritual Gifts

Dear God, I understand that I must carefully exercise my spiritual ability to glorify your name. I must ensure that I utilize my gifts of the Holy Spirit to prosper your kingdom; therefore, I ask for your grace to meet this expectation. Help me to serve you in humility to ensure your name is glorified. Please let my spiritual activities prosper your kingdom. At the end of my earthly race, please count me worthy to inherit your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I have prayed, amen!

Remember: Spiritual Gifts Must Be Used To Prosper God’s Kingdom

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GOSPEL EVANGELISM IS A MUST FOR ALL CHRISTIANS – 2 Timothy

evangelismThere Is A Reward For Evangelism

Passage: 2 Timothy 4

The scripture requires Christians to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ always; for we are Christ ambassadors, as God makes his appeal through us. By doing so, everyone will have an opportunity to be saved. It is written,

“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables” (2 Timothy 4:1-4).

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God Wants His Children To Spread His Knowledge

Gospel evangelism is not a choice, but a must for all Christians! We are commanded to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, to the people of every nation and tribe. We must preach the gospel of Jesus without reservations! Christians must preach under all circumstances and conditions.

We must evangelize the gospel without giving preference to a religion, tradition, or other factors. No affiliation or Christian title is required to preach the gospel.

You don’t have to be a pastor or a priest before you can preach the gospel.

Christians of all classes and denominations must preach the gospel. That is, a believer must preach the gospel, whether he/she is a church member, a pastor, a teacher, a deacon, an evangelist, a bishop, or pope.

Christians are spiritual workers of God, and must bear the profits for God’s kingdom at all cost! We must make substantial efforts to meet God’s demand for gospel evangelism. The Creator wants us to prioritize the evangelism above our personal needs and aspirations. Jehovah will reward us with an imperishable crown of glory in heaven if we are faithful to his services.

Meanwhile, God will not highly esteem a Christian who hoards the gospel for any reason. Anyone who fails to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ will face unfavorable surprises on God’s last day of judgment. Preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to receive his positive rewards!

 

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Pray For Help To Partake In Evangelism

Father in heaven, please empower me to faithfully preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to all people. Energize me through your Holy Spirit to proclaim your good news everywhere. Give me the grace to proclaim your gospel on the mountain and in the valley! Let me preach your gospel on social media and other platforms. Empower me to promote your gospel from coast to coast, so that people of different races and cultures can receive your Son, Jesus Christ into their lives and be saved. Please help me to preach Christ’s gospel to my neighbors, friends, and family so that they can be saved! Help me to remain loyal to you throughout the days of my life. Please keep me fit for your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord, I have prayed. Amen.

Remember: Gospel Evangelism Is A Must For All Christians!

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OFFER THANKS TO GOD ALWAYS – 1 Chronicles

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God Is Worthy Of Our Praises; Say Thanks To Him!

Passage: 1 Chronicles 17

Every wise father wants his children to learn how to be thankful for all the gifts he has given them. This is the same as our God. As followers of Christ, we are not just called to be thankful for the good things God has sent our way, but also for what He’s going to do and for who He is. King David recognized this in his life and became thankful. The scriptures reported,

“Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: “Who am I, Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? And as if this were not enough in your sight, my God, you have spoken about the future of the house of your servant. You, Lord God, have looked at me as though I were the most exalted of men” (1 Chronicles 17:16-17).

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God Blesses His Children Who Thank Him

As Christians, we ought to thank God for His benefits in our lives. We should consider God’s blessings as a privilege, and not as our right. On many occasions, our imperfections disqualify us from receiving blessings, but God still keeps to his word and blesses us anyway! Therefore, we ought to be thankful for every bit of blessing that we receive, irrespective of its magnitude. We must remain thankful to God who has blessed us liberally without any reservation. No doubt, Jehovah will definitely bless grateful and humble people. He will bless those who are truly grateful for his benefits in their lives.

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Proclaim your Thanks To God

Dear God, how wonderful of a Father you are! You love me deeply, and you have shown me your loving-kindness. The list of your goodness in my life is endless! You forgave my sins and made me your son/daughter. You feed me when I was hungry; you healed me when I was sick, and you lifted me up when I was down! How can I forget your goodness in my life? I will never forget, but I will be grateful always! Please let your songs of praises ever be in my mouth. For in the name of your only Son Jesus Christ, I’ve brought you my thanksgiving offering. Amen.

Remember to offer thanks to God always!

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HERBAL RIVER RESERVED FOR SAINTS – Ezekiel

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God Always Caters For His Children Regardless Of Their Struggles

Passage: Ezekiel 47

God will heal, reward, and restore his saints in heaven. They will live beyond any painful experience they might have survived on earth as the scripture explained. It is proclaimed that an important river of God will flow to all regions of God’s kingdom to heal and restore saints from their past traumatic experiences.

Ezekiel had an encounter with God and he shared his experience,

Then he said to me: “This water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the valley, and enters the sea. When it reaches the sea, its waters are healed. And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes. It shall be that fishermen will stand by it from En Geri to En Eglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets. Their fish will be of the same kinds, as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many.

But its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be given over to salt. Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine” (Ezekiel 47:8-12).

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Only True Christians Will Enjoy The River Of God

The river of God gives life. It heals all bruises, and it grants his children perfect peace. God’s river of life has its source from the heart of Jesus Christ.

Anyone who drinks from the river will not be thirsty again; the fortunate fellow will have the divine assurance of going to heaven. God’s river of life is automatically apportioned to anyone who gives his or her life to Jesus Christ.

A person who confesses Jesus Christ as his or her personal Lord and Savior will have peace on earth and in heaven also.

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Pray For The Grace To Experience God’s River Of Life

Dear God, please let your river of life flow into my heart. I open the door of my heart and I am ready for you today! I confess and believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and I accept him as my personal Lord and Savior. I believe that my name is now written in the book of life, and I will enjoy eternal life with God in heaven. All my declarations and prayers are done through the name of Jesus Christ. Amen!

Remember: God’s Herbal River Is Reserved For The Saint

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OBEDIENCE IS A VITAL TRAIT FOR CHRISTIANS – 1 Samuel

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Obedience To God’s Instructions Are For Our Good

Passage: 1 Samuel 15

The bible states clearly over and over again that God blesses and rewards obedience. Obedience to God also demonstrates our love for God. King Saul abused his relationship with God, and he made repeated mistakes. While he ought to follow God’s instruction and be blessed, Saul chose to please himself and disobey God. An instance of Saul’s failure became evident when he refused to destroy God’s enemies as commanded. The instruction is stated,

“Samuel also said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you king over His people, over Israel. Now therefore, heed the voice of the words of the Lord. Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he ambushed him on the way when he came up from Egypt. Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them…” (1 Samuel 15:1-3). Meanwhile, Saul acted contrarily to God’s instructions. He killed some God’s enemies, but spared some treasured assets of the land for his private riches. He also rationalized that he intended to sacrifice the forbidden assets to God. However, the Prophet Samuel chastised King Saul and said, “Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams” (1 Samuel 15:22). Since Saul failed to follow God’s instructions, he was displaced as an Israelite king, and David was ordained to take over his position.

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God Blesses All Who Obey Him

“To obey God is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams” (1 Samuel 15:22).

Obedience has no substitute, and God requires that we must obey him at all costs. We cannot rationalize a decision or an action and expect God to agree with us; we must do whatever he asks us to do – and we must do it very well. As far as God is concerned, “We must obey before complaints.” Meanwhile, God will surely bless his obedient children. He will honor anyone who obeys him!

God can suspend any law for the purpose of blessing and honoring anyone who chooses to fear and obey him. Therefore, all people are encouraged to duly obey God’s instructions, since they will never regret

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Pray For Grace To Be Obedient

Dear God, I understand that you require that all people must faithfully obey you and follow your instructions. Therefore, I am ready to yield my life and obey you to the fullest. I will serve and honor you as long as I live. I am utilizing this opportunity to ask for your extra grace that will enable me to satisfy you at all times. Please give me your grace so that I can prosper on earth and in heaven. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: Obedience Is A Vital Trait For All Christians

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