Christianity

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clip God: a miracle worker or a magician
Today at 01:09:58 PM by naijatowns
God: a miracle worker or a magician



A lot of times I've seen people expect sudden transformation in such a way that does not align with the law of nature. They sit back after praying and expect a change overnight. Some even go as far as saying that I've been told by the man of God that I would be rich so I should not worry about my predicament for now.

But it's so pathetic that this has been one of the major causes of poverty among the black people now. Planning and organizing to determine what is important has become the cause of our problems. God is not going to perform some astonishing wonder if we fail to work on our own part.

Most of the times, things that are meant to be handled by strategic planning has now been linked with spiritual problems that needs to be cleared by a mighty bulldozer.

clip Powerful Bible Words to Win in Life
January 06, 2019, 02:58:59 PM by naijatowns
Powerful Bible Words to Win in Life



MY NEVER AGAIN LIST from 2019

1. Never again will I confess "I can't" for "I can do all things through Christ who stre ngthens me. (Philippians 4:13).

2. Never again will I confess lack, for "My God shall supply all of my needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19).

3. Never again will I confess fear, for "God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7).

4. Never again  will I confess doubt and lack of faith, for "God has dealt to every man THE measure of faith (Romans 12:3).

5. Never again will I confess weakness, for "The people that know their God shall be strong and do mighty exploits (Daniel 11:32).

6. Never again will I confess supremacy of Satan over my life, for "Greater is He that is within me than he that is in the world" (1 John 4:4).

7. Never again will I confess defeat, for "God always causes me to triumph in Christ Jesus" (2 Corinthians 2:14).

8. Never again will I confess lack of wisdom, for "Christ Jesus is made unto me wisdom from God (1Corinthians 1:30).

9. Never again will I confess sickness, for "By His stripes I am healed" (Isaiah 53:5).

10. Never again will I confess worries and frustrations, for I am "Casting all my cares upon Him, who careth for me" (1 Peter 5:7). In Christ I am "care- free."

11. Never again will I confess bondage, for "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." (2 Corinthians 3:17).

12.Never again will I confess condemnation, for "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1.

13. Never again will I confess loneliness, Jesus said, "Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. (Matthew 28:20). "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee" (Hebrews 13:5).

14. Never again will I confess curses or bad luck, for "Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us. ( *Galatians 3:13).
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Make this urs too for the confessions of our mouths will eventually bring forth the things we speak.

 *GOD bless us all!

Powerful Bible Words to Win in Life
clip Difference between the word CHRISTMAS and the word X-MASS
December 30, 2018, 10:51:35 AM by Isaac Adeniran
Difference between the word CHRISTMAS and the word X-MASS

Did you know there is a great difference between the word *CHRISTMAS* and the word *X-MASS*?

If not, then read the following:

CHRISTMAS is combination of 2 words: *Christ* and *Mass*

Before Christ ws born Some so many years ago 25th Dec used to be PAGAN'S day for SACRIFICES.
Later in the year 533 AD Constantine the head of the then Roman Church which is today the Roman Catholic, changed the day from pagan's day of sacrifices to Jesus Christ's birth commemoration. He called the day *THE MASS FOR CHRIST* ie *CHRISTMAS*

1. CHRIST in Hebrew means *The Anointed One* or *The Chosen One*

2. MAS in Greek means *A Big Gathering of People*

 Thus CHRISTMAS means *The Gathering of Christ*

Then, where did the word *X-MASS* come from?
Be ware!!
Its believed that after the *day of Christ's gathering* {CHRISTMAS}, became famous n respected worldwide, Atheists n Antichrists decided to change it by removing the name Christ for an *X* to mean that there is no Christ.

It changed the meaning  by reading *X-MASS* i.e to mean "there is no Christ's Gathering"

  Merry CHRIST-MAS & NOT  X-MAS
X is often used 2 designate a person,thing, factor, whose true name is unknown/withheld.
It's used to take out, excise,cancel words.
"X" has nothing to do with "Christ" "The Anointed One," Don't replace Christ with "X"

Therefore as a Christian don't use X-MAS but *CHRISTMAS*

You might have made that mistake this year again by wishing people *X-Mass* instead of *CHRISTMAS*. Our Father in heaven is a lovely father and a merciful one at that. Why don't you *drop your phone now and plead for his mercy* and share this message across to others.

God bless you as you help and join in correcting this error.

The Lord bless u and have a *Merry Chrismas* not *X-MASS*!!

Difference between the word CHRISTMAS and the word X-MASS
clip Worship is a deliberate lifestyle of Christians
December 26, 2018, 07:26:15 AM by Isaac Adeniran
Worship is a deliberate lifestyle of Christians



In Christianity, worship has always been seen as an order of service. The oxford dictionary defines worship as a devotion accorded to a deity and lifestyle as a style of living that reflects the attitudes and values of a person or group. Most Christians believe worship is about being in a cool atmosphere, lifting of hands in church, lifting our heads to the heavens, playing of the instruments solemnly and singing with a low voice. They believe that you can’t get close to God if one does not do the aforementioned things.

However, let’s take a close look at the definition of worship above. It mentions the word devotion, and this word implies that dedicating oneself to something. It involves committing oneself to a particular course of thought or action. This can be referred to as deliberately involving oneself in an action. It involves consciously dedicating oneself to an act and it is not a forced action or to be done in a particular place or a in a particular way.

Worship is a deliberate lifestyle of Christians
clip Observing Christianity Holy Days: Christmas, Easter, and Lent
December 26, 2018, 04:39:34 AM by naijatowns
Observing Christianity Holy Days: Christmas, Easter, and Lent



Observing Christianity  holy days

Denominations commonly observe and celebrate religious holidays in the name of Christianity and worship of Jesus Christ. What does the Bible teach about such holy days as Christmas, Easter, and Lent? Is their origin truly Christian?
Should we participate in the observance and celebration of such days as part of the religion that Jesus revealed in the gospel?
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Introduction:

Modern denominations, that claim to be Christian, observe various holy days in celebration of religious events. These holidays include Christmas, Easter, Lent, and many others. While you may read in the Bible about the events these days are supposed to memorialize, you do not find that the gospel tells us to celebrate these holydays in memory of these events. They have been developed by men over the centuries since the New Testament was written.

The purpose of this study is to examine these holy days and see what the Bible says about them.
Many people observe these days simply from habit. They may be awed or excited by the ritual surrounding Christmas, Easter, or Lent. Their churches celebrate the days, so the members participate without questioning whether or not they truly ought to be part of Christianity. It may never occur to these folks to question where these holidays came from or whether they are really right.

2 Corinthians 13:5 - Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves.

1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 - Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.

The question to be considered is whether these observances are pleasing to God. Note that we are studying the observance of the days as religious holy days. It is not our purpose to consider whether Christians may participate in various traditional or secular aspects of those days.

To please God, religious observances must be authorized in His word.
John 4:23,24 - Worship must be in spirit and in truth.

Matthew 15:9 - And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.

The question we must consider is whether God has authorized these religious observances or whether they are human in origin.

  nacles, etc.). We cannot change them or add new ones to suit ourselves. And we must keep all the other requirements of the law: circumcision, animal sacrifices, seventh-day sabbath, etc. If we do so, we have fallen from grace.

The Old Testament shows that, when God wants a holy day observed, He plainly reveals what to observe, when to do so, and why it should be observed.
In the Old Testament, God instituted a number of holy days. These are not in effect today, but the record of them in the Old Testament can teach us some useful lessons (Rom. 15:4; 1 Cor. 10:1-12). One lesson is that God always clearly told His people what He wanted done on a holy day, what its purpose was, and when to do it.

Consider the following examples:

MEMORIAL
FEAST   SCRIPTURE   TIME   PURPOSE
Passover   Ex. 12:6,14,24ff   14th Day, 1st Mo   Memorial of death of firstborn
Trumpets   Lev. 23:24   1st Day, 7th Mo   Memorial of blowing of trumpets
Atonement   Lev. 23:27   10th Day, 7th Mo   To make atonement for sin
Tabernacles   Lev. 23:39-44   15th Day, 7th Mo   Memorial of living in wilderness
Sabbath   Ex. 20:8-11
Deut. 5:12-15   7th day of week   Memorial of creation
& delivery from Egypt
Lord's Supper   Acts 20:7
Matt. 26:26-29   1st day of week   Memorial of Jesus' death
Never did God leave men free to decide whether to observe these feasts, when to do so, or what the purpose was. These were always clearly revealed. If God wants us to observe such annual holy days as Christmas, Easter, and Lent, why are they not just as clearly revealed in the Scriptures?

clip Christmas fact and Christmas fiction.
December 24, 2018, 01:39:45 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Christmas fact and Christmas fiction.



No matter your religious beliefs - whether you're devout, doubtful or downright atheist - you're probably familiar with the Christmas story. From carols streaming through shopper-clogged malls to families trimming their trees to pundits debating whether there's a "war on Christmas," the holiday is ever-present at this time of year. But its history, significance and traditions are sometimes misunderstood.

James Martin separated Christmas fact and Christmas fiction.
clip Prayer, character and obedience
December 09, 2018, 12:57:02 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Prayer, character and obedience

I don't know who authored this, but its powerful, knowledge, wisdom & educative! Take time to read it....

YOU CANNOT GET BY PRAYER WHAT YOU SHOULD GET BY CHARACTER & OBEDIENCE



A man’s character is his fate Heraclitus Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States (US), said: “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

As a clergyman, I have watched pitiably how people self-sabotage themselves by seeking spiritual solutions to character-deficit issues. They look around at everybody as suspects for their predicaments when their greatest demons lurks within them- their character.

What we often call our destiny is truly our character, and since that character can change, then destiny can be altered. Character is destiny.

Is prayer actually EVERYTHING? Many would begin to argue back and forth on this intriguing question, but my main purpose of writing this piece is not to get involved in arguments. Arguments don’t improve the validity of a ‘truth;’ they only determine how long it would take before you realise it.

Most people believe that we can pray ourselves to success and get away with virtually anything if we become a stickler to some prayer routines. There is no amount of spiritual penance that can substitute for character. Sometimes, you need character, not prayer.



Prayer, character and obedience
clip Danger ahead of 2019 elections, Abiara warns Nigerians
December 02, 2018, 05:10:34 AM by Isaac Adeniran
 
Danger ahead of 2019 elections, Abiara warns Nigerians



The General Overseer of the Christ Apostolic Church, Agbala-Itura worldwide, Prophet Samuel Abiara, on Saturday said danger lurked around the 2019 general elections.

Abiara, who called for prayers to avert looming disaster, raised his voice to God to hearken Nigeria’s prayers for peaceful elections and indivisible nation.

The clergy spoke while addressing World Press Conference heralding 2018 Jesus Festival on the church premises along old Ife Road, Ibadan.




clip Why Osun is a State of the prophets
November 24, 2018, 03:42:21 AM by Isaac Adeniran
Why Osun is a State of the prophets


 
Osun State, apart from being the home of Osun Osogbo, where the goddess of fertility is worshipped, has also given Nigeria and the world gods in human flesh. The exploits of sons of the ‘Land of Virtue’ in Christianity


Osun State popularly called State of the Living Spring, but changed to the Land of Virtue, is known for the annual Osun Osogbo festival. Every year, those in need of children gather to worship the goddess of fertility. This has placed the state on the global map, as tourists troop to the Osun groove to be part of the festival.


clip Why gratitude is great for you
November 19, 2018, 09:59:10 AM by naijatowns
Enjoy the Long-Term Benefits of Gratitude



Studies have shown that people who practice gratitude report experiencing more joy and pleasure, express more compassion and generosity towards others, and are even less likely to get sick.1 But it can be hard to sustain that spirit of thankfulness, especially when holiday busy-ness distracts you from the celebrations going on around you.

Here’s an easy way to set a daily gratefulness reminder: Start a Plan from our special collection of Thanksgiving-focused devotionals. Plans feed you a little Scripture every day, giving you a few moments to reflect, recharge, and hear from God’s Word.

Enjoy the Long-Term Benefits of Gratitude
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