Wednesday, April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024

WHEN YOU CALL HIM LORD

'And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?' - Luke 6 vs 46

The above words are the words of the Lord Jesus Christ. There's something huge to observe in that statement you've just read above; the Lord said "why do you call me Lord, Lord, and you don't do the things which I say?" Waow! That means, to call Him Lord is to be in obedience to Him. So, calling the Lord 'Lord' is not a religious mantra, rather, it's a proclamation that we are in obedience to Him. - Think about it

Let's take a look at that verse from another Bible translation:

'Why do you call Me, Lord, Lord, and do not [practice] what I tell you?' - {AMP}

Take note of the word 'practice'. This shows to us God's mind concerning us - it is God's will for us to practice the Word, and not merely read them. Whatsoever instruction or admonishing we have been giving by the Lord or His Apostles, which are documented in the Bible, which we read, God expects that we practice them in our lives, God wants us to make a practice of the Gospel and not to be mere talkers! - Think about it. This is God's will for the believer in Christ.

'Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.' - Matthew 7 vs 21 {KJV}

Here again, the Lord made it known again, that to call Him Lord is to be in obedience to Him. He said, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven".

My friend, this calls for self examination! Yes you call Him Lord, you sing His praises, and you show a form of worship to Him. But, are you living in obedience to Him? Are you in obedience to His words? Are you submitted to His will and ways? This is the true test of your knowing the Lord!

How do you call Him Lord and not fear Him? How do you call Him Lord and live contrary to His instructions? How do you call Him Lord and are not in submission to His words? Think about it my friend.

So therefore, we understand that, to call Him Lord, is to do what He says! To call Him Lord is to be in obedience to His will! To call Him Lord is to be subscribed to His ways of doing things!

'Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?' - 2 Corinthians 13 vs 5 {KJV}

  • Examine yourselves

Examine yourself!

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

- Jenning U. Angel

Saturday, March 30, 2024

March 30, 2024

REMEMBER WHAT YOU SEE, ALWAYS

'But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.' - James 1 vs 22 - 24 {KING JAMES VERSION}

So we understand that a man who hears the Word but doesn't practice it, is likened unto the man who forgets the image of himself that he saw in the mirror not quite long.

Practicing the Word of God will be brought about by the Believer's active consciousness of the same in circumstances and situations. In circumstances and situations, if you don't have the remembrance of what the Word says, you will definitely act contrary to the life of Christ in you, because you were not conscious of the Word in the midst of that situation.

Every time a Believer falls short of proper conduct in the outburst of situations, the Holy Spirit visits his heart with correction, reminding him of what the Word says, thereby showing him how he ought to have behaved! What should you therefore do? Take the correction, and increase your consciousness of who you are in Christ, and what the Word has said. Take that consciousness with you for the 24 hours of the day, everywhere you go. Because you see, if you are actively in remembrance/conscious of what the Word says, when you are in situations or temptations, you will behave godly! You will manifest the conduct expected of you as one who has met Christ. Think about this.

HOW TO CULTIVATE A CONSTANT CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE WORD

'Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.' - Psalm 119 vs 11 {KJV}

  • Meditation

'This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.' - Joshua 1 vs 8 {KJV}

  • Meditation on the Word day and night

Meditation! Meditation on the Word day and night as we saw in the verse above depicts Reading your Bible everyday.

If you are of the habit of daily reading of the Bible, your mind will be constantly reminded of your new realities in Christ, your mind will be daily reminded of how God expects you to do things. Hence, you become susceptible to godliness in every situation! In every situation, whether it be a temptation or an occurrence, you will always do the right thing, because your mind is in great remembrance of the Word of God.

This is it! This is how it works. A constant daily meditation on the Word!

You remember, 
"Read your Bible, Pray everyday
Pray everyday, Pray everyday
Read your Bible, Pray everyday
If you want to grow!"

Hahahaha. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

- Jenning U. Angel

Wednesday, March 06, 2024

March 06, 2024

CONFIDENCE IN THE FACE OF DEATH

'He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.' - 1 John 5 vs 10


  • He that believeth on the Son hath the witness in himself


This means, the man who is truly saved knows it, he's not in doubt about it - there's a confident assurance of salvation resident deep down in his soul, he knows he has made it! He knows.


'The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God.' - Romans 8 vs 16 {AMP}


  • The Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God


These verses are showing to us that, the man who is saved knows! there's a witness the Spirit of God bears in his heart, whereby he knows that he is saved. That witness of salvation in our hearts is our confidence in the face of death or peril.


Dearly beloved, these teachings I bring to you, are to prepare you for eternity, so that nothing takes you by surprise.


What will be your confidence in the face of emergency? In the face of sudden death, what will come upon you? Fear or Rejoicing? Quaking of the soul or Confident rejoicing in Christ Jesus? Do you know that there are persons who on their sick bed, are so afraid, when they are dying, there's this fear that comes upon them - it's not the fear of death, but a fear of uncertainty of what's about to become of them after death! they are just afraid and tormented by that fear! they know something is coming (not death), they can feel it that something is about to become of them the moment they die, and it doesn't feel good, so they are just afraid; some even begin to cry! a very sorrowful cry; the person or persons around them don't understand that cry; they pet them and console them, but they don't know what's going on! That fellow is lamenting of a fear he doesn't understand, he's battling with a certain uncertainty in his soul; then for some, the news comes that they're gone. Ooooo!


Dearly beloved, you are still breathing, you are very strong, you are so energetic; don't serve sin! Give yourself to the word of God. Desire to know who and what Christ has made you through His death burial and resurrection, so that you can live the life that He wants you to live in this world. As you begin to walk with the Lord and give attention to His word, you will have that witness of Salvation in your heart; you will know that you are Born Again. I always say, don't let anybody tell you you are born again! If you are born again, you should know. - Think about it. And if you don't know or you are not sure, it's obvious that you've not been living right. What you should do right now is to decide to prioritise Bible study. Because true transformation of character begins in the mind, and that's what Bible study helps you achieve. As you learn the word of God, you are replacing the corrupt files of darkness in your mind with the light of Christ. When your mind has the right information, you will naturally live out the information in your mind. It's very easy to know what's in a man's mind: just check out how he lives his life, you can tell the things in his mind. So I said, a man will naturally live out the information in his mind.


'And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.' - Romans 12 vs 2 {KJV}


  • be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind


You see...true transformation of a Christian's character begins with the knowledge in his mind. If your mind is empty, you will live an empty and vain life! If you think of yourself as a sinner, you will live a sinful life! If you think of yourself as a man with weaknesses, you will live out weaknesses! This is why it's important that you know who and what Christ has made you through His blood. Because when you have that knowledge in your mind, you will live your life from that perspective. For example,


'For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light...' - Ephesians 5 vs 8 {KJV}


  • now are ye light in the Lord


Oo when it dawns on you that now you are light in the Lord!!! Ooooo! It's gonna naturally reflect in how you live in this world. Why? Because your mind has been renewed with that information. But if as you are reading these words right now, and your response to what you are reading is "Abegee...Pastor don't disturb me, I just dey sofree serve God", the truth which you've read will not get a hold of your heart by that response you have given to it, and you cannot live it out; you will still continue to lead a life of darkness. And chances are, such a fellow is not born again.


There's an attitude with which we are admonished to receive the word of God,


'Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.' - James 1 vs 21 {KJV}


  • with meekness


With meekness! We are admonished to receive the teaching of the Word with meekness.


'So get rid of all uncleanness and the rampant outgrowth of wickedness, and in a humble (gentle, modest) spirit receive and welcome the Word which implanted and rooted [in your hearts] contains the power to save your souls.' - James 1 vs 21 {AMP}


  • in a humble, gentle, modest spirit
  • receive and welcome the Word


It's only when the Word is received, that's when it can have an effect in the mind of the Believer, and ultimately, his life.


'Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.' - 1 John 4 vs 17 {KJV}


  • boldness in the day of judgment


Confidence in the face of death! Undeterred! Unshaken! Fearless! Unmoved! Full of joy! Joy in the face of death! That inner witness in your soul that you have made it into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ for all eternity! Ooo glory to God! death becomes a thing of joy! Hallelujah!


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.


- Jenning U. Angel

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

FREEDOM FROM LUSTS IN THE MIND

'And if your right hand leads you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose a part of your body than to have all of it go into hell.' - Matthew 5 vs 30 {GW}

Greetings to you dearly beloved of God in Christ Jesus. If you have been battling with lust in your mind, and you don't know how to permanently overcome having lusts in your mind, the Lord has sent His word to you right now to free you completely and forever. This is the word of the Lord. Read with an open heart. Amen.

Let's take a look at our opening Bible passage again;

'And if your right hand leads you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose a part of your body than to have all of it go into hell.' - Matthew 5 vs 30 {GW}

  • if your right hand leads you to sin, cut it off and throw it away

The Good News Bible translation uses the phrase "causes you to". Let's see it;

'If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away! It is much better for you to lose one of your limbs than to have your whole body go off to hell.' - Matthew 5 vs 30 {GNB}

  • If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away

Waow! The Spirit of God showed me what the Lord taught by those words: the Lord simply addressed 'the source'. What that means is, every sin that a man commits, has a source that inspires it in him. - Think about that. So the Lord clearly gave us the way out of the dominance and control of sin over our lives and minds; cut off the source! and you will be free from that sin completely.

The right hand that causes a man to sin according to the words of the Lord Jesus in the verse above, simply means, the source that inspires that sin in a man. Cutting off the right hand that causes you to sin means, cutting off the source or channel that inspires that sin in you. Let me give you a practical example or scenario of this explanation: Many persons struggle with sexual thoughts in their minds, sexual actions in their minds, and many have carried that struggle with them for a long time; they are fed up, they know it's not right to be thinking those trash, but they can't just help themselves stop having those thoughts, they can't help themselves stop those sexual imaginations. But you know what, that's a simple thing to achieve, according to the teaching of the Lord Jesus which we read in our opening Bible verse. So how does such a Believer overcome that mental situation? It's simple! Observe the source or sources of the sexual inflammation in your mind! What are those things that stirs up the imaginations? Spot the source of the sexual inflammations in your mind. When you find it out, cut if off from your life! Meaning, do away with it completely. Did you notice that the Lord did not just say "cut it off", but He also added "and throw it away!" That means, don't spare that source of immoral inspiration in your life! Don't take it mildly, rather, eternally discard it from your life.

A Friend or Company
If you observe that when you are in the company of a certain friend or friends, the things they discuss and their mannerisms kind of cause you to also say the wrong things, do the wrong things, and stir up ungodly imaginations in your mind, What did the Lord say? He said cut off that hand that causes you to sin, and throw it away! So therefore, cut off that friend or friends, forever! Throw them away! It's a stern instruction given by the Lord. Throw them away! Yes.

Movies or TV Programme
If you observe that after watching movies or a TV programme, you find yourself imagining ungodly things, you find yourself having erotic thoughts, What did the Lord say? He said cut off that hand that causes you to sin, and throw it away! So therefore, cut off watching movies or that TV programme, forever! I tell you, you will observe the change in your mind or life the moment you cut off that source that inspires ungodliness in you. Try this, practice it! You will come back rejoicing in your liberty! Amen.

Internet Contents
The internet is one place where gross ungodly is cheaply (if not freely) posted for anyone to feed his eyes with. So therefore, if you observe that your eyes are seeing too much (sexually erotic contents) on the internet, and you are having ungodly imaginations of sexually erotic pictures or motions, What did the Lord say? He said cut off that hand that causes you to sin, and throw it away! So therefore, cut off your content viewing presence on the internet, forever! Stop viewing internet contents! It's a discipline, and it's possible, it's achievable. I'm not saying that you should stop using the internet. Rather, stop scrolling through its contents. If you have something to do on the internet, go and do it; when you're through, exit the page or application. It's that simple. No scrolling through contents to view or to watch, no! So your usage of the internet becomes on a strict standard: you go there to do what you want to do, and when you're done, you log out from the application. You will notice the change in your imaginations.

See, if we live our lives according to the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ, we will be fine, we will not have issues. I tell you. Decide to live by the Word! The Word is the true liberty and deliverance your life needs. The Word!

'So if your right eye causes you to sin, take it out and throw it away! It is much better for you to lose a part of your body than to have your whole body thrown into hell.
If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away! It is much better for you to lose one of your limbs than to have your whole body go off to hell.' - Matthew 5 vs 29 - 30 {GNB}

  • if your right eye causes you to sin, take it out and throw it away
  • If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away

The message is simple and clear: cut off completely from your life any source that inspires ungodly imaginations and lifestyle in you.

The Lord give you peace. Amen.

- Jenning U. Angel

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

February 20, 2024

DANCING AROUND THE GATES OF HEAVEN

'And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.' - Mark 12 vs 34


  • Thou art not far from the kingdom of God


The above statement was a reply the Lord gave to a certain scribe. That statement depicts that the man was not in the Kingdom of God, but he was not far from it.


Beloved, the Spirit of God opened my eyes and began to show me the case of men who are around the Kingdom, but are not in the Kingdom: they are workers in Church, they sing our songs, amazingly they speak our language, they are close to the Pastor, the give to the Pastor, they are blessed by the Pastor, but in God's books, they are not members of Heaven. See how the Lord described them;


'[24] Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: [25] But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. [26] But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. [27] So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? [28] He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? [29] But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. [30] Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.' - Matthew 13 vs 24 - 30 {KING JAMES VERSION}


Observe verse 30Let both grow together until the harvest. That's what's taking place in the Church today; the unrighteous are gathered together with the righteous, satan's children are mixed together with the people of God, you need to be accurately discerning to know that they are not all the people of God - they are all workers in Church, they do Church things, so they are assumed to be all Christians. But,


'Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.' - 2 Timothy 2 vs 19 {KJV}


  • The Lord knoweth them that are His


In all the activities of Church and religiosities, the Lord who watches over everything and sees the hearts of men knows those who belong to Him. The Apostle went forward and told us the true mark that differentiates God's children from satan's children, he said;


  • And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity


God's children estrange themselves from sin! satan's children indulge in sin deliberately; they know within themselves that they are not of God, they know that they are not like God's children, their conscience bears them witness, and they will not be surprised if they landed in hell! they know they don't belong to God yet! but they will be in the next workers' meeting anyway! - Think about it


The Lord said in another place,


'Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.' - John 8 vs 34 - 35 {KING JAMES VERSION}


  • Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin
  • And the servant abideth not in the house for ever


The word "Whosoever committeth sin" means, 'Whosoever makes a practice of sin'. The Lord was speaking about a deliberate practice of sin. Because it's possible for a child of God to sin, but it will never be a deliberate act of his will, but it will be factored by conditions and situations, like


> Weakness

> Pressure

> Fear

> Lack of wisdom


These factors can make a true child of God sin, but it was never a deliberate intention to sin. But to deliberately device sin is the doings of the children of the devil - they are the ones the Lord was talking about. 


'My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous...' - 1 John 2 vs 1 {KJV}


  • these things write I unto you, that ye sin not


The Believer is admonished not to sin. Then he says,


  • And if any man sin


This shows that it is possible for a Believer to sin. And like I said, it will always be factored by circumstances and situations like I listed above; it will never be intentional or a deliberate act of the Believer's will. It's on this ground that the Apostle John said,


'Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.' - 1 John 3 vs 9 {KJV}


'doth not commit sin' here means, 'does not practice sin'. You see... It's a deliberate act of sin the Lord and the Apostles addressed. So when the Bible says "the Believer cannot sin", what the Bible says is "the Believer cannot practice sin". It's dealing with deliberateness.


So in John 8 vs 34 and 35 which we read above, the Lord said,


"...the servant abideth not in the house for ever..."


This shows that for now, the servant is in the house, but he will not abide forever. Uhmmm! They are together with us in Church: remember, the Church is God's kingdom on earth, just like we have the embassy of a nation in another nation. So, the Church of Christ is Heaven's embassy on earth. So anyone who is a member of a church is a member of God's kingdom, but not all are permanent residents of the Kingdom; some are temporary residents - and those are the children of the devil who have joined themselves with us.


'Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.' - Matthew 13 vs 30 {KJV}


  • Let both grow together


If they don't repent of their sins, and cleave to the Lord genuinely, and forsake the evil of their hands and begin to learn the new life in Christ, when they die, the distinction will be made, and they will be sent to their place!


Men dancing around the gates of Heaven! They are not in the Kingdom, but they are not far from it. Uhmmm! They are around, but not in.


Beloved, this message calls for self examination! Are you truly in the Faith? Are you truly born again? or you are like that servant who will not abide in the House forever? Check yourself, and repent honestly if you see you have need to!


'Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?' - 2 Corinthians 13 vs 5 {KJV}


  • Examine yourselves | whether ye be in the Faith


This is a strong admonishing! Don't waste your time playing Church only to find yourself in hell! This day, seriously check yourself, examine your heart whether you are truly a child of God! I showed you the marker, and I will show you again;


'Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.' - 2 Timothy 2 vs 19 {KJV}


  • And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity


This is the standard for self examination! True salvation will always reflect in a godly lifestyle. True salvation is intentional about righteousness, and unintentional about sin! This is the marker! Beloved, examine yourself now.


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.


- Jenning U. Angel

Friday, February 09, 2024

February 09, 2024

ONE THING IS NEEDFUL

'And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 
But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.' - Luke 10 vs 41 - 42 {KING JAMES VERSION}

The Spirit of God began to speak to my heart on this subject, and He began to show me the vainness and vanity of the earthly things men hold so dear. In the above passages, the Lord made a profound statement to Martha; first He said,

  • thou art careful and troubled about many things

The word 'careful' used in that passage means 'to be anxious about' or 'to be worried about'. Meaning, thou art concerned about many things, or, thou art worried about many things.

In this world, people are anxious about so many things, they worry over many things: things that have no eternal relevance, things that will end in this world: money, husband, wife, fame, success, job, sustenance, relevance, etc. Some even go after these things at the expense of their soul,

'For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?' - Mark 8 vs 36 {KJV}

No profit! Then the Lord said to her,

  • But one thing is needful
  • and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her

One thing is needful; where you will be the moment you die! There is life after here, and that is a fact! Death can take away your phone - that beautiful iPhone of yours, yes death can take it away from you; death can take away your house, your family, your business, your job, your children! How? The moment a man dies, death has taken away these things from him, in that he has left them behind due to death. But you see eternal life, the Lord spoke about it in the Bible passage above,

'But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.' - Luke 10 vs 42 {KJV}

  • which shall not be taken away from her

Death will take everything that is of this world from you! But those who have eternal life will go with it to eternity, and that will be their access into the presence of the KING, the Lord Jesus Christ. Think about this. One thing is needful! And that one thing is that you have ETERNAL LIFE!

'For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.' - John 3 vs 16 {KJV}

'The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.' - John 10 vs 10 {KJV}

Are you born again?

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

- Jenning U. Angel

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

February 06, 2024

JESUS OR THE THINGS HE GIVES?

'The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone; 
(Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks:) 
When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus. 
And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither? 
Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.' - John 6 vs 22 - 26 {KING JAMES VERSION}

  • Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled

Previously, the Lord Jesus had multiplied five (5) loaves of bread and two (2) fishes, and the people were fed;

'After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. 
And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. 
And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. 
And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. 
When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? 
And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. 
Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. 
One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, 
There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? 
And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 
And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. 
When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. 
Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.' - John 6 vs 1 - 13 {KING JAMES VERSION}

You see... after this day, the people sought for Jesus, to be with Him again, so much that they boarded boats to search for Him;

'The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone; 
(Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks:) 
When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.' - John 6 vs 22 - 24 {KING JAMES VERSION}

  • they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus

Great! It's great to seek for Jesus! But the Lord revealed that their motive was not right! They sought for Jesus for the wrong purpose. See what the Lord said to them;

'Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.' - John 6 vs 26 {KJV}

  • Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled

And this is the same case in our present generation! Beloved, why do you go for that Church meeting? Why are you a member of that Church? Why did you attend that program in Church? Why do you pray that early morning prayer daily without missing it, with so much passion? Why are you in that crusade? Is your heart actually passionate to know the Lord Jesus and to be like Him, or you are there for His miracles? Are you active in Church because you truly desire to be better and live for Jesus, or you are there for His miracles? Is it Jesus you seek or need a husband? a wife? a Job? a visa? children? Are you engaging in that every day morning prayer because you desire an intimacy with the Lord Jesus, or you want more loaves, like the folks we read about? - Sincerely judge yourself.

Remember, you can have all the miracles you want and still be on your way straight to hell! See what the Lord further told those people in the verse 27,

'Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.' - John 6 vs 27 {KJV}

  • Labour not for the meat which perisheth

That husband, that wife, that job, that breakthrough, the children, whatsoever the miracle is, it ends on earth! they cannot follow you into the grave, neither will they stand with you in eternity! Hence the Lord counseled them,

  • but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life

Salvation! Your most and top priority all your days on earth should be your Salvation! Don't be a hypocrite! Don't call on Jesus for nothing! Don't be identified with Jesus for things - earthly and material things, no! But rather seek the Lord to be changed and transformed more and more into His image, where you literally walk in His righteousness in the earth, and shine forth His love to all who comes around you. That's the goal, to be transformed and be like Christ on earth.

'And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.' - Romans 12 vs 2 {KJV}

  • be ye transformed

'Imitate God, since you are the children he loves.' - Ephesians 5 vs 1 {GW}

  • Imitate God

'Since you are God's dear children, you must try to be like him.' - Ephesians 5 vs 1 {GNB}

  • Since you are God's dear children, you must try to be like Him

Waow! This is the goal, to be like Christ! To live the God life on earth, to shine the light of Christ in this dark world, to be full representatives of Christ to this dying world!

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

- Jenning U. Angel

Sunday, December 31, 2023

December 31, 2023

IS YOUR NAME WRITTEN IN HEAVEN?

'Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.' - Luke 10 vs 20

Our opening Bible verse was the response the Lord Jesus gave to His disciples who had just returned from a ministerial mission. Let's see what they said to Him that brought about this response He gave to them;

'And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.' - Luke 10 vs 17 {KJV}

  • Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name

The above was the statement the disciples spoke to the Lord, then the Lord said to them not to rejoice in that, but that they should rejoice because their names are written in Heaven. Waow! By that reply, the Lord made plain what the priority is - what our focus should be; He shifted their focus to eternal realities.

This is the start of a new year (2024), and there is a lot of rejoicing about seeing the new year, there's a lot of merry and partying about seeing and entering into the new year, many rejoice that they are in the new year. But just like the Lord redirected their focus to that which matters - eternity, likewise I say unto you right now, Is your name written in Heaven? What shall it profit a man, if he has made merry about the new year, and rejoiced in seeing the new year, then he dies somewhere in the year and goes to hell? What profit is there? - Think about it.

The true rejoicing is not about earthly things; the true rejoicing is not about earthly events; the true rejoicing is not about earthly attainments; the true rejoicing is not about riches; rather, the true rejoicing is that a man's name is written in Heaven - though he will die (if the Lord tarries), but his soul shall not be destroyed in hell!

'And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.' - Matthew 10 vs 28 {KJV}

  • but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell

This clearly shows us that there's such a thing as destruction of the soul!

Beloved, this is the time to wash your hands! This is the time to purge yourselves of darkness! Salvation beckons! Eternal life with Christ beckons! receive it now that you are still breathing! Ask the Lord Jesus to fill you with His Spirit, and intentionally and deliberately begin to feed on the word of God. Are you a Christian? Be a Christian indeed.

'Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.' - 1 Corinthians 15 vs 34 {KJV}

  • Awake to righteousness

'And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.' - Romans 13 vs 11 {KJV}

  • awake out of sleep

'Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.' - Ephesians 5 vs 14 {KJV}

  • Awake thou that sleepest

This is a call to all who call on the name of the Lord, depart from iniquity!

So I ask you again, Is your name written in Heaven?

The ultimate rejoicing is that your name is written in Heaven. Ooo what blessedness that Jesus knows me, and He counts me as a citizen of His kingdom. Oooooo! Ooooooo!

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

- Jenning U. Angel

Saturday, December 30, 2023

December 30, 2023

THE DOCTRINE OF FAITH - PT. 3


There are three categories of faith revealed in the Bible. Get to know what they are in this teaching series. Patiently listen to all parts of this teaching. You are lifted! Amen.

THE DOCTRINE OF FAITH - PT. 3


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Friday, December 29, 2023

December 29, 2023

THE DOCTRINE OF FAITH - PT. 2


There are three categories of faith revealed in the Bible. Get to know what they are in this teaching series. Patiently listen to all parts of this teaching. You are lifted! Amen.

THE DOCTRINE OF FAITH - PT. 2


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Thursday, December 28, 2023

December 28, 2023

THE DOCTRINE OF FAITH - PT. 1


There are three categories of faith revealed in the Bible. Get to know what they are in this teaching series. Patiently listen to all parts of this teaching. You are lifted! Amen.

THE DOCTRINE OF FAITH - PT. 1


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December 28, 2023

WHAT IS THE SIN OF BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT? - EDITION 2


Many persons in the world today are tormented by the devil by the false impression he has cast in their hearts that they have blasphemed against the Holy Spirit, and that they cannot be forgiven. Their ignorance of what the Lord Jesus taught as the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit created room for the devil to accuse and torment them.

Beloved, this teaching which is presently in two (2) editions will open your understanding to what the Lord taught as blasphemy against the Holy Spirit; and if you have been in torments due to that satanic impression that your blasphemy cannot be forgiven, relax! today is your day of freedom. O yes!

Take a listen. Do your best to listen to the two (2) editions of this teaching. The Lord loves you.

WHAT IS THE SIN OF BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT? - EDITION 2


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