Tuesday, February 21, 2017
1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace--as in all the congregations of the Lord's people.
I see many churches in Nigeria in urgent need of general sanitation of the dirty and stinking surroundings of their church buildings with heaps of refuse decorating the streets of the church.
Dirty churches should clean up their nearby streets and clear the gutters full of refuse and human waste. The dirty and filthy environment of a church is a bad testimony of the church and church goers.
Lest we forget, our Lord and Messiah Jesus Christ was so clean whilst on earth over 2000 years ago that his Roman executioners cast lots to win His precious garment during His crucifixion.
Our Almighty God JEHOVAH loves orderliness and does not compromise His holiness. So, any form of disorderliness, dirtiness and filthiness is not of God.
Being dirty and filthy is a bad testimony for Christianity.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.
17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him.
20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
Isaiah 57: 15-21.
King James Version (KJV
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Anybody can claim to know God.
But You cannot know God until HE has revealed HIMSELF to you. And HE cannot reveal HIMSELF to you without HIS Holy Spirit. So, without His Holy Spirit you can never know God.
Anyone who knows HIM does not live a life of conceit and deceit.
God hates lies for He said Satan is the father of lies.
So, whosoever tells lies is not of God.
Because, our Lord Jesus Christ said:
"You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
- John 8:44.
The chief demon is known by several names: Lucifer, Satan, the Devil, Old Nick, Beelzebub, the Tempter, the Father of Lies, the Evil One, and the ancient Dragon. And those who belong to him behave like him. Deceivers, liars, pretenders, ingrates, troublemakers, evil doers and others like them who are legions among humans.
If you truly know God, you will not live a life of lies.
And without God your life is empty even if you are Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg or President Donald Trump.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
The Rhema Blog
Sharing and spreading the Word of God online since 2005.
Monday, January 16, 2017
How Magnificent You Are, O Lord!
How magnificent you are to me
How magnificent for my eyes to see
To see the wonders of your creations
Your magnificent creations beyond human imaginations
To behold the beauty of your holiness
And to behold the glory of your righteousness.
Refrain: How magnificent you are, O Lord!
You are highly exalted throughout the ages
And we praise you in our different languages
Praising your holy name from nation to nation
As we rejoice in the joy of salvation
Because we are the redeemed of the Lord
And we have become the children of Almighty God.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, January 17, 2017.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The contradiction in the lives of majority of Nigerian church goers who claim to be Christians is that their lifestyles are contrary to the commandments of Jesus Christ and they don't even follow His teachings. And that's why they have empty lives.
Our Lord Jesus Christ said:
Matthew 5:13 "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Luke 11:33 "No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
NOW LOOK AT YOUR LIFE
Does your life have any saltiness (worthiness) to your society or you are just living for yourself?
Is your life shining in the world?
Do you shine for others to see your good works?
Or you don't even have any good work to show at all?
Lest we forget, your works are your achievements and your achievements are your legacy.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
Publisher/Editor of The Rhema Blog,
12 years of sharing the Word of God and still counting.
Sunday, January 01, 2017
"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."
~ Isaiah 43:19, Holy Bible.
One thing most people don't know about Almighty God JEHOVAH is the awesome fact that He loves doing new things on earth! New creations. New things in restoration and new things in transformation.
God has never failed to grant me the grace to achieve new things in my life and use me to achieve new things in the lives of others such that totally unknown people become known once they meet me. That's the anointing of my calling.
Since 1997 after that night vigil in the Trinity Tabernacle Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) when our Pastor, Afolayan prophesied the coming of the Internet of Things (IoT) to revolutionize mass communication and transform the ways of life in the world, we have been witnessing unprecedented things. Yahoo launched in that same 1997 and followed by Google in 1998 when I started a new job as a counselor in the Redemption Light, official magazine of RCCG in the office of our General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye. Then I joined the Editor, Mrs. Josephine Dirionyemma and her husband, Mr. Vitalis Dirionyemma as a Production Manager when they started their "Money Wise" on DBN TV in 1998. Then in 2000, I registered my first company, King of Kings Books International. New things happened every year. It is either I produce a new play or publish a new book or blog. In 2013, two new things happened! The launching of my Screen Outdoor Open Air Cinema (SOOAC) with the first edition of the popular NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series and I brought "Girl Rising" to celebrate the first United Nations' International Day of the Girl in Nigeria In 2014, the second edition of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series came out; I launched Transform Nigeria Network on Facebook and Twitter sponsored by the Transformation Group of former President Goodluck Jonathan and I started the Girls United Together for Success (GUTS) project. In 2015, I published "The Victory of Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Dream" and I cosponsored the Nigerian premiere of "He Named Me Malala" documentary film of the brave Pakistani school girl, Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize winner. Then last year 2016, more new things were achieved. The film production of my "Lagos in Motion" documentary with the publication of the photo album which Amazon released for worldwide distribution and I started my Screen Naija YouTube channel. And as I welcome the New Year with thanksgiving to Almighty God JEHOVAH, He has already shown me that He will do more new things in my life in the abundance of His infinite Grace. And I don't want you to be left out of the awesome goodness from the Throne of Grace of God. Therefore, be ready to achieve new things in 2017 from grace to grace.
Cheers for our outstanding success and victory!