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GOD SCOLDED ISRAELITES FOR THEIR PRANK – Hosea

Believers Must Positively Receive God’s Correction

(Passage: Hosea 13)

God rebuked the Israelites for attempting to play a double-standard game with him. Israelites were dishonest in their relationship with God. They only served him for their selfish interest. They returned to idol worship after God has blessed them. Meanwhile, God requires his children to faithfully serve him with an undivided attention. People ought to serve God for who he is, and not for the sake of what they intend to receive from him.

Israelites engaged in a face-worship to receive God’s benefits; they turn their back at him after his has blessed them. Therefore, God promised to punish the people for their hypocritical behaviors. God stated,

“When Ephraim spoke, trembling, He exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended through Baal worship, he died. Now they sin more and more, and have made for themselves molded images, Idols of their silver, according to their skill; all of it is the work of craftsmen. They say of them, “Let the men who sacrifice kiss the calves!” Therefore they shall be like the morning cloud and like the early dew that passes away, like chaff blown off from a threshing floor and like smoke from a chimney. “Yet I am the Lord your God Ever since the land of Egypt, and you shall know no God but Me; for there is no savior besides Me. I knew you in the wilderness, in the land of great drought. When they had pasture, they were filled; They were filled and their heart was exalted; Therefore they forgot Me. “So I will be to them like a lion; Like a leopard by the road I will lurk; I will meet them like a bear deprived of her cubs; I will tear open their rib cage, And there I will devour them like a lion. The wild beast shall tear them” (Hosea 13:1-8).

No Game Playing With God!

A good Christian ought to respond to a godly correction.

A Christian who expects God to go a long way for him must also go a long way for God. Christians must understand that we have an obligation to live in honesty before God. No Christian is allowed to play pranks with God. It will backfire!

 

Yield to correction: Believers must understand that we cannot deceive God. He knows a person that is honest in his or her relationship with him. Christians must understand that God will reward us if are honest with him.

Christians must not attempt to test God by serving him with the goal of receiving his benefits only. We must faithfully serve God because he deserves it. We must also obey the commandments of God so that he can count us worthy of his kingdom.

Every Christian must faithfully serve God with a sincere heart at all times.

Respond to correction. It is important to emphasize that a Christian should not be an ingrate by keeping a casual relationship God. Jehovah asks his children to shun sin and pursue righteousness. He asks us to walk uprightly before him so that we can enjoy his earthly and heavenly benefits.

Correction leads to blessings.

Let the weak say, “I am strong.” Whoever struggles in his relationship with God should be honest with his or her status and ask God for help. God will grant the request of his children who acknowledge their weaknesses and prayerfully work towards improvement.

Prayer to Yield to Correction an be Consistent With God

Dear God, I stand to be corrected! Please give me the grace to keep an honest relationship with you. Help me to serve you in righteousness so that you can be happy with me. Empower me by the Holy Spirit to respond to your corrections and change. Please, give me the ability to have an unconditional love for you and faithfully serve you in every day of my life. Let my life glorify you on earth so that you can be proud of me in heaven. Please ever keep me worthy of your eternal kingdom O Lord. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.  => Subscribe here.

 

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GOD TAUGHT JONAH THE LESSON OF OBEDIENCE – Jonah

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Christians To Obey God For Their Benefits

(Passage: Jonah 2)

Prophet Jonah disobeyed God and attempted to escape, but God caught him red-handedly. God caught Jonah in a ship and commanded a fish to swallow him. The stubborn servant felt the heat of hell until he repented. Jonah repented while in the belly of a fish; God heard his voice and saved him.

The scripture reported,

“Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly. And he said: “I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, and He answered me. “Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice. For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the floods surrounded me; All Your billows and your waves passed over me” (Jonah 2:1-3 NKJV).

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It Is Better To Obey God Than To Disobey Him

A person should aspire to obey God and receive his blessing than to disobey him and suffer terrible consequences. God who dearly loves his children also has a special mode of correction for his children. Jehovah can allow his children to suffer for the sake of saving them. However, anyone who willingly obeys God has an advantage of receiving greater benefits than a person who was coerced into obedience. God rates his favorite children by their obedience. He will establish his abiding presence with his favorite children. He will rescue them during trouble and provide for their needs. Jehovah will satisfy the needs of his faithful children from this earth to heaven.

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Prayer To Live In Obedience To God

Dear God, please make me your obedient child. Help me to obey your instructions. Give me the ability to do whatever you ask of me. Enable me with the strength to be conscious of your expectations and meet them! Please keep me ever worthy of your kingdom! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.  => Subscribe here.

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GALATIAN CHRISTIANS MUST BE STEADFAST WITH GOD – Galatians

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Christianity Requires Steadfastness

Passage: Galatians 3

Paul rebuked the Galatians for their inconsistent relationship with God. He challenged them to be steadfast with God since that is the only means of obtaining God’s mercy and inheriting his eternal kingdom. Paul scolded the Galatians for lack of consistency in their relationship with him. God said, “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?” (Galatians 3:1).

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Christians Must Understand What Salvation By Grace Mean

Aspire to be a steadfast Christian.

Believers must understand that Christianity requires steadfastness. The religion is free but it does not accommodate unfiltered practices. Whoever wants to serve God should do so with full devotion. Christians must not assume their fleshly characters measure up to God’s standard.

Today’s Christians should learn from Paul’s letter to the Galatians who instructed they must not mismatch their faith with fleshly exercise.

Paul emphasized,

“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:26-29 NKJV).

God loves steadfast Christians.

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Pray to be steadfast with God

Dear God, please help me to practice true Christianity. Help me to be a steadfast person! I understand that I am saved by the grace of God; therefore, I must not abuse my freedom obtained through Jesus Christ. Please help me to live every day of my life celebrating the fact that I was saved by your grace! Help me to be consistent with your word so that I can prosper. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my request. Amen.
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GOD DENOUNCED HYPOCRITE – Hosea

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God Detest Hypocritical Behaviors

(Passage: Hosea 8)

God was dissatisfied with his disobedient children and asked his prophet to announce the judgment that would come on them. God said to Prophet Hosea,

“Set the trumpet to your mouth! He shall come like an eagle against the house of the Lord, because they have transgressed my covenant and rebelled against my law. Israel will cry to me, ‘My God, we know you!’ Israel has rejected the good; the enemy will pursue him” (Hosea 8:1-3 NKJV).

Believers must carefully serve God and respect him for who he is. Believers must not attempt to take God for granted. They must not camouflage some honest behaviors in an attempt to manipulate God for the purpose of receiving his blessing.

The hypocrite will have no luck with God. Christians must fear and respect God in whatever they do so that he can be pleased with them. For example, any Christian who wears some beautiful dresses to church and sing beautiful songs but keep some secret sins will not be recognized as an honest person by God. The Creator expects his children to avoid pretense but serve him with openness, humility, and genuine repentance so that they can prosper.” (Biblelifelesson.com).

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Denounce Hypocritical Behaviors to be Blessed

People who believed they can deceive God with their hypocritical behaviors are actually deceiving themselves because no one can successfully manipulate God. The Creator has a set rule that will not be reversed. Everyone must comply with God’s standard of holiness to be blessed. Anyone who fails to obey God’s instruction will be judged on the last day. Therefore, each individual person must make a choice to desist from evil and serve God with holiness to receive the gift of eternal blessing in heaven.

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Prayer Of Honesty

Dear God, please help me to fear you and operate before you with faithfulness so that I can prosper. Help me to walk before you with honesty so that I can qualify for your benefits every day of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.  => Subscribe here.

 

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THE WORLD IS IN END TIME SEASON – Zephaniah

end timePeople To Take Note of End Time Events

(Passage: Zephaniah 1)

The end time season is here! The scriptures have notified us that this earth will soon come to an end. God will destroy the present earth and replace it with a new one. The new earth that God will establish will be void of corruption and wickedness. God said in his word,

“I will utterly consume everything from the face of the land,” Says the Lord; “I will consume man and beast; I will consume the birds of the heavens, the fish of the sea, and the stumbling blocks along with the wicked. I will cut off man from the face of the land,” Says the Lord” (Zephaniah 1:2-3 NKJV).

The end time signs are all over places; the scripture has warned that these signs will precede the second coming of Jesus Christ. God will destroy the evil doers on earth; he will also destroy the planet altogether. God will replace this earth with a new and better one that will become a perfect habitation for his saints. Only God-fearing people will take part in the new heaven and new earth that God will create! God said,

“Then I will change the people of the nations, and they will pray to me alone and not to other gods. They will all obey me. Even from distant Ethiopia my scattered people will bring offerings to me. At that time you, my people, will no longer need to be ashamed that you rebelled against me. I will remove everyone who is proud and arrogant, and you will never again rebel against me on my sacred hill. I will leave there a humble and lowly people, who will come to me for help. The people of Israel who survive will do no wrong to anyone, tell no lies, nor try to deceive. They will be prosperous and secure, afraid of no one.” (Zephaniah 3:9-13 GNT).

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End Time Is Here; All People To Care More About Satisfying God

End Time is here all people should gear up to living uprightly with God! The word of God has emphasized the signs of the end times will signify the period that Jesus Christ will return to rapture his saints to heaven. People who are insensitive to the signs of end time may found themselves to be the victims of circumstances. Insensitive people will receive the sign of antichrist, and thereby be unqualified for God’s kingdom. Jesus will come like a thief in the night, and people who are insensitive and those who persist in their sins will be left behind! (1 Thessalonians 5:2)

End time prophecy will be fulfilled!

The Lord will destroy the present earth alongside the wicked people. He will create a new replacement to host his faithful children. God will rule the new earth and the new heaven to be established (Revelation 21:1-3). People who make it to God’s kingdom will live in God’s perfect peace forever! The faithful sons and daughters of God will partake in heavenly banquette and rejoice in his presence eternally. Read more about this in.

 

End time events are happening, be watchful and prayerful!

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Pray For Grace to Remain Consistent With God

Dear God, please help me to be sensitive to the signs of end time. Do not let down my guard of righteousness. Don’t let me compromise my faith so that I can be the partaker of your new heaven and new earth to be created. Please empower me through the Holy Spirit so that I can live the life that is acceptable to you. I claim your grace to live an acceptable life in your presence so that I will not be disappointed on the last Day of Judgment. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. => Subscribe here.

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FALSE TEACHERS WILL TURN PEOPLE AWAY FROM GOD – Galatians

Christians Must Be Watchful Of False Teachers

(Passage: Galatians 1)

Christians must be watchful of deceptive teachers that camouflage to exploit people for their selfish gains. Some teachers and teachings that are not consistent with bible are out there, and believers must be watchful not to become their victims. Apostle Paul had a similar warning for Galatians’ church when he stated,

“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:6-9 NKJV).

Christian To Stay Away From False Teachers

Christians must reject erratic and misleading teachings that lack bases in the scriptures. A heavenly bound believer must not just believe anything that a teacher presents to him or her without establishing facts. Nothing is more factual than the bible, and it remains the basic operation manual for all Christians. Therefore, all Christians must cross-reference whatever they are taught with the Bible; a teaching that lacks the basis in the bible must be outrightly rejected!

Meanwhile, it is important that Christians pray and ask for Holy Spirit interpretations over all matters. The Spirit of God will shed light on all subjects, and he will enlighten our minds to understand the truth. Also, the Holy Spirit of God will empower us to comply with the scripture.

 

Prayer To Be Consistent With God

Dear God, please help me to consistently study my Bible and listen to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Do not let me be lazy in studying your word. Also, let me prayerfully consider every teaching that is presented to me, and give me the grace to reject deceptive teachings. Enable me to accept and celebrate all truth that will liberate me from sin, and make me heavenly bound. Let your word and leadership of the Holy Spirit prosper me now, and always. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. => Subscribe here.

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ISRAELITES FAILED PRIORITY CHECK – HAGGAI

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(Passage: Haggai 1,2)

Inappropriate priority brought set-back for Israelites. God called the attention of Israelites to the secrets behind their poverty. Israelites were suffering because they have prioritized their personal interests above God’s interest. Moreover, God challenged them to amend their ways so that they can prosper. God said,

“You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but are not satisfied. You drink but are still thirsty. You put on clothes but cannot keep warm. Your wages disappear as though you were putting them in pockets filled with holes! “This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Look at what’s happening to you! Now go up into the hills, bring down timber, and rebuild my house. Then I will take pleasure in it and be honored, says the Lord” (Haggai 1: 6-8 NLT).

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Lesson On Christian Priority

Priority check!

Christians are not allowed to prioritize our personal interests above God’s interests. We must consider God’s interest to be primary – while our personal interests become secondary! God is always challenged to help when people adequately prioritize their objectives. The blessings of God will forever abide by people who put God first in their lives.


Indeed God cares and he will bless whoever honors him with the lifestyle of righteousness! He is Jehovah, and he knows how to create a situation that will bless his children who put him first in their lives.

Apostle Paul encouraged the Philippi Christians (as well as all other Christians throughout the world), “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things” (Philippians 4:8).

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Prayer To Be Responsible

Dear God, I ask that you please give me an ability to prioritize your desire above my any other interest. Help me to put you first in my life. Give me the grace to love and serve you with a pure heart so that I can prosper in all my ways. Empower me by the Holy Spirit to place priority on holiness so that I can qualify for your eternal kingdom. Please do these things and many more, for in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. => Subscribe here.

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GOD DESIRES UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FROM BELIEVERS – Habakkuk

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Christians To Have Unconditional Love For God

(Passage: Habakkuk 3)

The type of relationship that Christians keep with God must be unconditional. We are not required to serve God for the purpose of what we intend to get from him, but we must absolutely serve God because he is our Creator. He is God and there should not be anyone or anything to replace his position in our hearts.

Christians’ declaration of faith in God must be similar to what Prophet Habakkuk stated in the scripture. He said,

“Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls—Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills” (Habakkuk 3:17-19 NKJV).

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Unconditional Love For God Leads to Blessing

Anyone may have become a Christian for any reason; however, once we have become a Christian, we have an obligation to serve God with an unconditional love.

Christians must serve God with an unconditional love to appease him and to receive his benefits. Of course, we will always have an expectation from God, and we must not hesitate to ask him for what we want. However, we must not become obsessed with our needs and place him on condition that we can only serve him after he has blessed us. Christians must serve God faithfully irrespective of what we expect from him, and whether he has met our needs or not. No doubt that the Creator will meet all our needs! He will fulfill all his plans on us so that we can praise his name.

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Prayer To Love God Unconditionally

Dear God, please help me to serve you with faithfulness. Help me to serve you with an unconditional love so that you can be happy and bless me. I know that you can meet all my needs; therefore, I ask you to please give me the strength to remain loyal to you with my honest services! Let my heartfelt love bring you glory and lead to my testimony. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. => Subscribe here.

 

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GOD’S JUDGMENT WILL COME ON SINFUL ISRAELITES – Ezekiel

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A Sinner Must Repent To Avert God’s Judgment

(Passage: Ezekiel 14)

God set a precedence of his punishment for the Israelites. He engaged Prophet Ezekiel in a conversation and stated that his people would pay for their sins on an individual basis. God also promised not to allow any righteous person to save his sinful neighbor. Every individual will face God to account for his or her sins. A righteous person would be restricted to only save himself or herself. God said to Ezekiel,

“Son of man, when a land sins against Me by persistent unfaithfulness, I will stretch out My hand against it; I will cut off its supply of bread, send famine on it, and cut off man and beast from it. Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness,” says the Lord God. “If I cause wild beasts to pass through the land, and they empty it, and make it so desolate that no man may pass through because of the beasts, even though these three men were in it, as I live,” says the Lord God, “they would deliver neither sons nor daughters; only they would be delivered, and the land would be desolate” (Ezekiel 14:13-16 NKJV).

The Judgment of God Is Imminent

God’s judgment is imminent on the unrepentant sinners. Why? God cannot cope with a sin. He hates it! Every sinner is mandated to repent of his (or her) sin to enjoy a mutual relationship with God. Jehovah will punish a person who refuses to repent of his sins. The Creator has two different types of punishments preset for an unrepentant sinner: He will not bless him on earth, and he will disqualify him from heaven. That is, a person who refuses to repent of his sin will not be in a good position to receive God’s benefits on earth and in heaven. Meanwhile, Jehovah is willing to forgive any sinner who repents from his or her sin. To obtain sin forgiveness, a person must first confess Jesus Christ as his or her personal Lord and Savior.

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No Conflict Between God’s Grace and God’s Judgement

Some people purposefully mix the meaning of God’s love and God’s judgment; they claim that the gracious God cannot be hash in punishing his people. Unfortunately, this type of reasoning does not disturb God from exercising his judgment on the wicked people. The two factors (God’s love and God’s judgment) do not conflict each other. God’s grace does not disturb God’s judgment. Despite the fact that Jehovah is gracious, he will still exert his judgment on people who have refused to repent of their sins.

God’s Judgment Day Will Come On The Sinners

God’s judgment is imminent. The best thing a person can do to escape from the judgment of God is to confess his or her faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died on the cross to pay the penalty of sin for all people. His death became the sacrifice of human sins. Therefore, anyone who confesses him as his or her personal Lord and Savior will be forgiven of his or her sins!

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Prayer To Scale Through God’s Judgment

Dear God, I know that you will judge this world at your own appointed time. I don’t want to be condemned alongside people of the world! I acknowledge that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins. Please forgive my sins. I understand that you can only forgive a sin that is confessed through the name of your Son Jesus Christ; therefore, I confess Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. I will faithfully follow Jesus Christ from now on, and I will do this for the rest of my life. Please bless me on earth and keep me worthy of your eternal benefits in heaven! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. => Subscribe here.

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GOD WILL PUNISH ISRAELITES FOR THEIR SINS – Amos

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Children of God Must Not Abuse God’s Grace With Sin

(Passage: Amos 8)

Israelites provoked God with sin, and the Creator promised to make them pay for it. Amos the servant of God prophesied,

“And it shall come to pass in that day,” says the Lord God, “That I will make the sun go down at noon, And I will darken the earth in broad daylight; I will turn your feasts into mourning, And all your songs into lamentation; I will bring sackcloth on every waist, And baldness on every head; I will make it like mourning for an only son, and its end like a bitter day” (Amos 8:9-10).

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Impact of Sin vs Holiness

God can cope with anything other than sin – because sin is not a part of his system. Among all human activities on earth, nothing is strong enough to stop God’s operation – except sin! Sin can limit God’s blessing in anyone’s life. It can turn an active blessing to a passive blessing. That is, a person who sinned may be unable to tap into his blessing until he has exercised repentance.

All believers must understand that God does not have a substitute for holiness. He asks that his sinful children repent from their sins so that he can bless them. An unrepentant sinner will suffer dire consequences from his Maker.

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Pray For Grace to Live Up To God’s Standard

Dear God, please help me to live holy life before you so that you can be happy with me. Do not let me play with disobedience but help me to obey your commandments. Please keep me in grace to live an acceptable life before you! Let my practices be acceptable to you! Guide me to operate under the leadership of your Holy Spirit so that I can prosper everyday of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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