Tuesday, May 02, 2023

May 02, 2023

NOW THAT YOU ARE BORN AGAIN - PT. 2

'For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.' - 2 Corinthians 5 vs 21 {KJV}

  • that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him

'For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)' - Romans 5 vs 17 {KJV}

  • they which receive the gift of righteousness

Our above Bible passages speak of the same truth; the Believer is righteous!

Dearly beloved, now that you are born again, it is very important that you know the details of that new birth; it is of utmost importance that you know the nature of your new birth in Christ; because if you don't know who you are, you cannot know how you ought to live in this world; if you don't know who you are, you will live just anyhow, in any way! The Believer in Christ is not to live anyhow, but rather, he is to live in accordance to his nature in Christ. So in this teaching, I am continuing to show you who you are in Christ; and right now, we are taking a look at the two Bible passages above - they show us that in Christ we have been made righteous. That means that the Believer is righteous! Beloved, you have to believe it! Don't consider your human nature, neither your human errors or weaknesses, rather consider the Truth, stick to the Truth, accept what the Gospel says you are - that is what it means to live by faith. Remember;

'For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.' - Romans 1 vs 17 {KJV}

  • The Just shall live by faith

'...For we walk by faith, not by sight...' - 2 Corinthians 5 vs 7 {KJV}

  • we walk by faith

To walk by faith is to acknowledge the Gospel in the place of your natural opinion or ideologies. That's why it says "not by sight"! Where the Gospel has spoken, we don't regard the opinions of the senses; where the Gospel has spoken, we don't regard the knowledge of the senses. - Selah. You may not see yourself to be a righteous person - that is sensual knowledge; but because you are in Christ Jesus, the Gospel has said that you are Righteous. Faith will be you acknowledging the Gospel's description of you as truth instead of what you think or feel of yourself. - Think about this

Beloved, the moment you believe you are righteous because the Gospel says so, that believing gives you a mentality; you now have a mindset that you are righteous and not a sinner (irrespective of obvious weaknesses and errors in your life, still stick to what the Gospel says about you). The moment you think of yourself that you are righteous in agreement to what the Gospel has said about you (which I have shown you above), that's where your transformation starts! - Selah

As you go to your place of work, you go with the mindset that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus; you say of yourself, "I am righteous, I don't steal, I don't cheat people, I am not wicked, I am good, I am a blessing to men's lives, I am an advantage to my office". You think of yourself exactly how the Gospel thinks of you, righteous! You will definitely see your life transformed, your character aligned with God's dream from before the beginning of creation;

'For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.' - Ephesians 2 vs 10 {KJV}

  • good works which God hath before ordained

Before God created man, God designed that man should walk in goodness; and believing the Gospel aligns the Believer to walk in that goodness. - Selah

Beloved, you are righteous - that is who you are! Walk in it! Now you know who you are, therefore you know exactly how you ought to live and behave in this dark world.

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

- Jenning U. Angel

Saturday, April 29, 2023

April 29, 2023

NOW THAT YOU ARE BORN AGAIN - PT. 1

'Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.' - 2 Corinthians 5 vs 17

Greetings dearly beloved of God in Christ Jesus. Grace be to you and peace from God our father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Read carefully and attentively, as I unpack to you the mysteries of Christ's grace in this teaching series. It is well with you. Amen.

Beloved, as a new creature in Christ, born again; you need to know that you are born with a new life and for a new life.

YOU ARE BORN IN CHRIST WITH A NEW LIFE

'He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.' - 1 John 5 vs 12 {KJV}

  • he that has the Son has life

'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}

  • I am come that they might have life

This life is called Eternal Life.

'And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.' - 1 John 5 vs 11 {KJV}

  • God has given to us 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}

  • whosoever believes in Him has everlasting life

The word "everlasting" and the word "eternal" speaks of the same things - Living/existing without end.

Eternal life means "existing forever". So the Believer will exist/live forever. Hallelujah! For this purpose death will be destroyed;

'The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.' - 1 Corinthians 15 vs 26 {KJV}

death is called an enemy! That speaks volume; that shows us that God is not responsible for the death of men or anything, because death itself is an enemy of God and His church. Hence, God will not use the tool of His enemy to carry out His agenda. Let that sink! God is not responsible for the death of any man; rather, God has purposed to destroy death so that it will cease to have power over men. The men who will be beneficiaries and partakers of this deathless existence are those who have received Eternal Life by believing in the resurrection of the Son of God (Jesus) from the dead. - Selah

'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}

  • should not perish

Meaning the man who has eternal life will not perish, but he will exist forever. Hallelujah!

YOU ARE BORN IN CHRIST FOR A NEW LIFE

'Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.' - Romans 6 vs 4 {KJV}

  • we also should walk in newness of life

'For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.' - Ephesians 2 vs 10 {KJV}

  • We are created for good works
  • God before ordained (pre-determined) that we should walk in them (good works)

'But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light...' - 1 Peter 2 vs 9 {KJV}

  • We are chosen to show forth the praises of God (the attributes of God)

The new life we have received in Christ has a nature, it has characteristics. Until you know the nature of your new birth in Christ, until you know the characteristics of your new life which you have in Christ, you cannot live the new life which you ought to live out as one who is in Christ. - Selah

In the next part of this Article, we will continue from here and begin to explore our identity in Christ; because it's only when a man knows who he is, that is only when he can know how he ought to behave, as you cannot expect a certain conduct from a person who doesn't know that that is who he is. - Selah

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

- Jenning U. Angel

Sunday, April 23, 2023

April 23, 2023

REMEMBER HOW HE DELIVERED YOU THE OTHER DAY

'Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits...' - Psalm 103 vs 2

Dearly beloved, how come you are troubled and distressed by a situation that God has delivered you from before? - Think about it

Our opening scripture admonishes us to not forget God's benefits - God's benefits as used here simply means the things God has done for us.

Are you in a situation in life right now that causes you distress and pain? You ought not to be discouraged; rather you should remember how God delivered you from that same situation in the past. - Think about it. So in a time of distress, a Believer should call to remembrance how God delivered him from such situation the other day! When you remember that God has delivered you from that situation before, that remembrance strengthens you to stay in faith in the present, trusting God to do the same for you again! - Think about it

These are what you should call to remembrance when you are faced with a painful situation in life:

  1. How you were in pains over the same situation some time back; how you suffered
  2. How the Holy Spirit comforted your heart with the word of God
  3. How you endured with the pain in your heart
  4. How you trusted God to deliver you from that situation
  5. How you wanted to be free from that situation - how you so wanted to be free from it
  6. How God sent that exact Word to your heart that freed you
  7. How the miracle happened
  8. How it all looked like a dream that you were free from that situation

Beloved, call these things to remembrance! As you do so, you will see faith, hope and strength spring forth in your heart, and you will be fully assured that you will be free from your present distress. Calling to remembrance how God did it before after the manner that I have listed to you above drastically diminishes the size of your present challenge, such that in your present pain, you have joy! Hallelujah! - Think on this

Dearly beloved of God, don't be distressed over a situation that God has delivered you from before; always remember how He delivered you the other day! Refuse to be distressed by a situation that God has delivered you from in time past, forget not His benefits!

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

- Jenning U. Angel

Saturday, April 08, 2023

April 08, 2023

WHY MANY CHRISTIANS DON'T GET HEALED OF THEIR SICKNESSES AFTER BEING PRAYED FOR


In this teaching you will get to understand why many Christians remain sick even after prayers have being made over them. Do well to listen attentively to the end. It is well with you. Amen.

WHY MANY CHRISTIANS DON'T GET HEALED OF THEIR SICKNESSES AFTER BEING PRAYED FOR


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Friday, March 24, 2023

March 24, 2023

LOVING BEINGS

'And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.' - Romans 5 vs 5

Observe these words;

  • The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost

There are Christians who say "I don't forgive easily, I can be difficult to put up with, I think I'm not the kind type of person, I'm not the gentle type, I don't tolerate nonsense" and all of such speaking. They sincerely admit that that's who they are. But you know what, all such description of a Christian concerning himself are not true, they are a lie. We have been informed by the Word that the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. The word "shed" means "to pour", to pour out. So he says that the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah! Also note that he says that the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost: that means it has been done, the love of God has been shed in our hearts; it's not what God is going to do, neither is it what God will do if we ask Him, but His love has been shed in our hearts by His Spirit already. Waow! That means that the Believer is full of love! You may not feel it, but brother, sister, you are full of love; God's love is right there in your heart. Glory to God. You see, you need to accept and acknowledge this reality of yours in Christ, as this is where your true transformation to walking in love starts. - Think on this

Dearly beloved, if you ever met a difficult person, if you ever had to deal with an annoying person, all you have to do is to realise that the love you need to put up with him or her has been supplied you already by the Holy Ghost; the love you need to put up with that fellow has long been poured into you already by the Holy Ghost. Waow! That's what he's talking about; the love of God is (has been) shared abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost. - Think about it

Dearly beloved of God in Christ Jesus, know this day that there is nobody you cannot love, because the love you need to love them is not of you, it's the love of God the Father poured out into your heart; He has shed it abroad in your heart by the Holy Ghost that He has given to you. Therefore today, expect to see the love of God flow through you, and be conscious of God's love working within you. Begin to say "I am kind, I am gentle, I am a gentle person, I am a kind person, I forgive men generously, my reactions to men's misconducts towards me are love soaked because God has supplied my heart with love for all circumstance and situations." Hallelujah!

Since God has supplied my heart with love for all circumstance and situations, it means that there will never be a person that I will not like, there will never be a person I hate, there will never be a person I keep malice against, there will never be a person I hold unforgiveness against, there will never be a person I hold a grudge against, there will never be a person I have bitterness for. Oo glory to God. You see... The love of God makes the difference in the Believer's conduct. - Selah

Dearly beloved, be conscious of the stirring of the love of God in your heart - that is the work of the Holy Ghost; He is the one stirring up softness in your heart at the time when you want to give a fellow a piece of your mind; He is the one causing you to want to walk away when you actually want to put up a fight; He is the one causing you to shut your mouth and bear the harshness of someone's words spoken to you, when actually you want to spew out venom in response to what the person has said to you. Yield my friend, yield to the work of the Holy Spirit, the work of love! He's carrying out this work in you.

Recognize today that the love of the Father is resident in your heart, and deliberately take steps and actions of love towards men from the consciousness of that reality which you have in Christ Jesus. Glory be to God forever. Amen.

'...the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.' - Romans 5 vs 5 {KJV}

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

- Jenning U. Angel

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

March 14, 2023

THE EXPLANATION OF 2 CORINTHIANS 8 VS 9

'For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.' - 2 Corinthians 8 vs 9

Greetings dearly beloved of God in Christ. Grace be to you and peace from God our father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

For a long time, it has been erroneously taught in the churches of God all over the world that our opening Bible passage implies that Jesus was materially rich when He was on earth. Really?! They also explain to the brethren that Jesus became poor (materially) for them that they might be rich (materially). What an error! Right now, let's carefully look through the Bible and see what It truly says on this subject. Read with an opened mind void of doubts and despise. Okay. God is with you.

FOR OUR SAKES HE BECAME POOR

How did He become poor for our sakes? Did He empty His Bank accounts to give to us money? Is that how He became poor? This clearly tells you that this riches being talked about here is not material riches, it's not material wealth. - Selah

HE WAS RICH BUT FOR OURSAKES BECAME POOR

What riches is the Apostle talking about?

'You are familiar with the generosity of our Master, Jesus Christ. Rich as he was, he gave it all away for us-in one stroke he became poor and we became rich.' - 2 Corinthians 8 vs 9 {MSG}

If we became materially rich by Jesus' sacrifice, why does the Bible record clearly and unarguably that there were poor saints in the Church? If they became materially rich by Christ becoming materially poor for us, why were they poor saints? of which the Apostle Paul was urging the brethren to give in order to support these poor saints? This tells you that there's more to that verse than it literally appears. - Selah

'For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.' - Romans 15 vs 26 {KJV}

THE POOR SAINTS

So evidently and obviously, the Apostle Paul wasn't in anyway depicting that Christ was materially rich, but rather He was reminding the brethren of Christ's sacrifice for us all, in that He layed down Himself for us so that we might be saved; commending them to embrace that attitude in their response to giving to the needs of others who were poor. That's it. You see now... 

From the verse 3 of that 2 Corinthians 8, you will clearly see that that discussion was because there was a giving project ongoing in that Church (Corinthian Church) which was for the ministering / helping of the poor saints in Jerusalem. The same giving project was also going on in the Roman Church, of which I showed you the Bible Passage above. Now let's see 2 Corinthians 8 vs 3 to 4;

'For, as I can bear witness, [they gave] according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability; and [they did it] voluntarily,
Begging us most insistently for the favor and the fellowship of contributing in this ministration for [the relief and support of] the saints [in Jerusalem].' - {AMPLIFIED BIBLE TRANSLATION}

You see? So the Apostle Paul in the verse 9 was commending the brethren to the great sacrifice of the Lord, how that He didn't consider Himself, but He considered us, and He layed down His life for us that we may live; urging the brethren by this exhortation that they be like minded towards the brethren in Love and Sacrifice. Simple! He never intended to mean Christ was materially wealthy on earth. - Think about this

The Apostle Paul's usage of the words "rich & poor" as seen in our opening passage was simply a figure of speech (A metaphor,) a descriptive figure of speech; using the description of the sacrificial work of Christ for us to urge the brethren on how they who are rich should also be sacrificial for others who are poor, so that they can be sustained and have just as Christ was made sin for us (became poor) so that we could become Righteous (Rich). See this;

'For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.' - 2 Corinthians 5 vs 21 {KJV}

It's clear here: Christ who is Righteousness (Rich) became sin (poor) for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God (Rich) in Him. You see that? So it's evident that the Apostle Paul used a metaphoric figure of speech in 2 Corinthians 8 vs 9 to further enlighten and urge the brethren to be sacrificial towards one another in accordance to the footsteps of Christ. - Selah
You Might Want To Read This Paragraph Again!

Having this understanding, let's read our opening Bible passage again;

'For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.' - 2 Corinthians 8 vs 9 {KJV}

You get it now? It's clear now that the Apostle Paul never intended to communicate that Christ was materially rich, but using the terms (Rich & Poor) of the matter which was on ground (Contribution for the poor saints), he explained the sacrificial work of Christ with a metaphor by his usage of "Rich" & "Poor", which he interchanged for the words "righteousness" and "sin", as seen in 2 Corinthians 5 vs 21 which we saw above. Let's see it again;

'For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.' - 2 Corinthians 5 vs 21 {KJV}

WHO KNEW NO SIN
He was rich.

HE HATH MADE HIM TO BE SIN FOR US
He became poor (For our sakes).

THAT WE MIGHT BE MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM
That we through His poverty might become rich.

You see it now? It's clear.

'Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.' - Galatians 6 vs 2 {KJV}

It was an exhortation of Love and Sacrifice to the Church for the poor brethren, and not to imply that Jesus was materially rich on earth. - Selah. If truly He was rich (materially) and became poor so that we could become rich (materially,) why are many Christians financially broke? If truly it was a material dealing the Apostle spoke about, no Christian should be poor. - Think about it

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

- Jenning U. Angel

Sunday, February 26, 2023

February 26, 2023

OBSERVE THE MOVING OF YOUR HEART

'For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people...' - Hebrews 8 vs 10

'This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them...' - Hebrews 10 vs 16 {KJV}

Greetings dearly beloved of God. Grace be to you and peace from God our father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Our opening Bible passage speaks of the New Testament, and we are informed there that in the New Testament, God has written His laws into the minds of the Believers, and has written them in their hearts. That means, today, God's people are led from within and not by the reading of scrolls of laws and commandments. - Selah

Now, many Believers because of lack of knowledge and understanding of this reality walk contrary to the righteousness of God unawares. Why did I say unawares? That's because a Christian can do something that is not wrong according to the Scriptures, but he is walking contrary to God's will. See this;

'All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.' - 1 Corinthians 6 vs 12 {KJV}

'All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.' - 1 Corinthians 10 vs 23 {KJV}

All things are lawful for me (that something is not a sin), but all things are not expedient (doesn't mean you have to do it). You see... So from this, we understand that something can be not sinful, yet it is not God's will for you to do. An action at a particular time may not be contrary to the Scriptures, but that action will not please God. Now how do we know such situations that are not sinful, yet not necessary? The Bible says God has written His laws in our hearts, and He has put them in our minds. That means, all the will of God, the righteousness of God, God's order and way of doing things are embedded in us, written in our hearts and minds. That means the Believer walks the earth everyday having in Him as a software God's order and will for every situation. It's therefore our responsibility to observe the moving of our hearts, to observe the resistance of our minds when we are about to do something or take an action (which may not be sinful according to the Scriptures); we must pay a very close attention and observation to the moving of our hearts and resistance of our minds, because that's the righteousness/will of God (written in our hearts and mind) demanding of us what should be done. Therefore as obedient children, we yield to the demand of the will of God, and do His bidden. As you live in obedience to the demands of God's righteousness which is written in your heart by the Holy Spirit, you walk worthy of the Lord, pleasing Him in every way. Glory to God. - Think about it

This is being led by the Spirit, this is what it means to be directed by the Holy Spirit. Listen, don't be too knowledgeable to be led by God. Don't argue saying, but this stuff is not a sin, why shouldn't I go ahead and do it... Remember what you've learnt above in this teaching, That something is lawful for you (not sinful), does not mean you have to do it. That something is not a sin does not mean it is necessary to be done. And "the why" is in that same verse. Let's look at it;

'All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.' - 1 Corinthians 10 vs 23 {KJV}

  • all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not

ALL THINGS EDIFY NOT

Meaning, anything you do that does not edify, strengthen, improve, correct, inspire another Believer towards godliness, was not worth doing at the first place, it was not necessary to be done. You see... - Think about these things

Dearly beloved, observe the moving of your heart, be very sensitive to when your mind has a quiet opposition to an action you are about to do, that knowing within your soul that you shouldn't do this thing, yet your head has Bible knowledge that that action is not a sin. May God give you understanding.

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

- Jenning U. Angel

Saturday, February 11, 2023

February 11, 2023

THIS FAMILY OF LOVE

'We love him, because he first loved us.' - 1 John 4 vs 19

Greetings to you dearly beloved of God in Christ. Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

I bring to you right now an understanding of the Gospel. Right now, let's take a look at our Salvation through these two scenarios,

"A man who is in love with a woman so much, that he buys her her favourite luxuries without her asking for it, always doing things for her just to please her."

"A guy who was rescued from death by someone, such that if that person hadn't done what he did, this fellow would have been dead. Then this guy feels indebted to him and begins to love him and respect him without measure, always speaking about him, how he rescued him from death, and he is now always there for him (his rescurer), always at his call because of what he has done for him."

Dearly beloved, this is the entire summary of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, a loving God so in love with a dying world, then gives up His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for their sins;

'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}

Now His Son comes on board, and just like His Father, loves the dying world and is willing to offer up Himself to die for the world, so that they can pass from death to life, and not see eternal damnation;

'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.' - John 15 vs 13 {KJV}

Just like His Father, He also loved the world and was willing to die for the world, and He did that.

He died and rose! Hallelujah! Eternal life is given, Salvation has come;

'Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...' - 1 Peter 1 vs 3 {KJV}

The resurrection of Christ from the dead brought us into Salvation (a lively hope). Now we are saved! because of a loving God! Now we are saved! because a loving Saviour cooperated with God the Father. Now we are the offsprings of their Love. Question? Ought not you and I in return love this loving God and loving Saviour? whose love and compassion has delivered us from eternal damnation? - Think about it

'If ye love me, keep my commandments.' - John 14 vs 15 {KJV}

'He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.' - John 14 vs 21 {KJV}

  • The man that lives by the Words of Christ is the man that loves Him
'Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.' - John 14 vs 23 {KJV}

  • A man who truly loves the Lord is known when he lives in accordance to the words and instructions of Christ

'He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.' - John 14 vs 24 {KJV}

  • A man who lives contrary to the Words and instructions of Christ does not love Him no matter how many times he says "I love you Jesus"

You see, the Lord gives us the standard/basis at which he considers men's love for Him. So it doesn't how emotional you are singing "Jesus I love you" "God I love you", if you are not intentionally walking in the Light, you don't love Him. It's that simple. - Think about it

So dearly beloved, we are in a family of love, a loving Father saved us through His loving Son, and upon His resurrection, loving children were born, which is you and I. Now, we love God (we walk in the Light, doing the things that please Him, doing the things that are His delight), because He first loved us (by giving up His only begotten Son for us, to experience death because of our sins);

'We love him, because he first loved us.' - 1 John 4 vs 19 {KJV}

Dearly beloved, know this day that you are in a family of love. God's family is a family of love, no one is left out. This is the circle,

A loving Father - A loving Christ - loving sons (which is you and I).

Walk in the light of who you are in Christ, you are ab obedient child, not a disobedient child, you are a lover of the Truth, you are a lover of God, you walk in the Light;

'As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance...' - 1 Peter 1 vs 14 {KJV}

'Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.' - 1 John 2 vs 15 {KJV}

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

- Jenning U. Angel

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

January 24, 2023

WHOSOEVER

'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

The Spirit of God brought this verse to my spirit, and highlighted the word "whosoever" to me. "Whosoever" connotes "anybody" - gay, lesbian, transgender, homosexual, paedophile, zoophilic, rapist, drug addict, backslider, incestophile, fornicator, adulterer, murderer, psychopathic, blasphemer, paraphilic, and whatsoever.

Beloved, who are you? What have you done? What's that shameful thing about you that has held you back from approaching your loving Saviour Jesus Christ? Hear what He said,

'All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.' - John 6 vs 37 {KJV}
  • him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out
"Him that cometh" means "anybody that comes, whosoever comes"; this corroborates His words which we have read (our opening verse). Beloved, the Lord says to you today, Come! Let go of the fear, let go of the shame, don't care anymore how badly you have lived, the Lord says, Come!

THE VILEST OFFENDER WHO TRULY BELIEVES

Think about the vilest offender, the worst of sinners, think about what his atrocity is like, think about the burden on his soul, think about the hopelessness he faces continually, think about the darkness of his deeds and the blood on his hands. Just think. But you know what, even this fellow is included in the saying "whosoever". If the vilest offender and worst sinner can only believe and put on courage, and approach Jesus, that moment from Jesus, forgiveness he receives. Hallelujah!!!

'Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.' - Hebrews 4 vs 16 {KJV}
  • Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace
Someone doesn't ask you to be bold if there will be no tendencies to be scared and afraid. You see... God already knows how your reaction towards Him would be, He knows you won't feel good enough to go to Church, He knows you wouldn't feel pure enough to pray or do any service in His house, hence He says, Come boldly! Approach me boldly! I know who you are! Just come!

This is the word of the Spirit to you beloved at this point in your life. Come!

- Jenning U. Angel

Monday, January 23, 2023

January 23, 2023

BUT PASTOR, WHY ME?

'O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.' - Psalm 34 vs 8

The Spirit of God began to minister to my heart about the lamentations of many of God's people, how they say "oo why did this happen to me" "but why me" and lamentations of such. I began to cogitate on these thoughts as follows;

If you weren't depressed, how would you have known that God delivers? If you weren't heavy in heart, how would you have testified that the Lord heals? If you were not traumatised, how would you have seen that He is the God of all comforts? If you never got into trouble, how can you attest that God saves?

Are you now to desire problems in your life? No! But these thoughts are to let you see how that truly, all things work together for good to all who are in Christ Jesus;

'And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.' - Romans 8 vs 28 {KJV}
  • all things
When God finally delivers you from the pain or trouble, then your heart truly see His goodness, and God's love becomes a personal experience to you and not just a mere saying. - Think on these words

David said, Taste and see that the Lord is good. How would you have tasted and testified that the Lord is good if you never encountered any hitch? Anyone can say the Lord is good, but it's different when that goodness is experienced; that assurance! That certainty and personal knowledge that God is truly good! - Think about it

The Spirit of God has stirred me to send this word to you, to minister hope and strength to your heart, as you patiently look to the Lord to bring you out of your present distress.

God is with you.

- Jenning U. Angel

Thursday, January 19, 2023

January 19, 2023

THE EMOTIONS OF GOD

'But without faith it is impossible to please him...' - Hebrews 11 vs 6

The WORD is clear, without faith, it is impossible to get God's attention. So we can say that the emotions of God are not like the emotions of men which are conditioned to feelings and perception, but the emotions of God are His written words. That means, God only responds to a man's faith and not his tears. - Selah

Read patiently;

'After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. [2] Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. [3] In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. [4] For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. [5] And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. [6] When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? [7] The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. [8] Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. [9] And immediately the man was made whole, k and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.' - John 5 vs 1 - 5 {KING JAMES VERSION}

Observe the verse 6, Jesus asked him a question which clearly proves to us that the emotions of God are not sentimental, but are faith provoking. The Lord asked him, "Wilt thou be made whole?" Meaning, Do you want to be well?

The question is, why will Jesus ask a man who obviously needs healing such question? That's because, nobody can receive anything from God without faith. So Jesus needed to know what his response would be like, to perceive whether he had faith to be healed or not. And the man's response proved that he had faith to be healed. Let's look at it;

'The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.' - Verse 7

You see... the man believed that if he got into the pool, he would be healed; hence he said that he had no man to put him into the pool when the water is troubled (stirred) by the Angel. On perceiving his faith, Jesus ministered healing to him, and he was healed. - Selah

Let's see another scenario;

'And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: [36] And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. [37] And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. [38] And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. [39] And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. [40] And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, [41] Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. [42] And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.' - Luke 18 vs 35 - 42 {KING JAMES VERSION}

Very interesting event. Take notice of the verse 40, the Lord instructed that the man be brought to Him. And when they brought the man to Jesus, Jesus asked him, "What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee?". Question, why will Jesus ask an obviously blind man what should He do for him? You see, that's because the emotions of God are not sentimental, God's emotion is committed to a man's faith in Him. Jesus needed to be sure that the man believed in Him. - Selah. And the man's response showed that he believed Jesus could heal him. Let's see it;

'And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.' - Verse 41

Note what Jesus said to him,

'And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.' - Verse 42

  • Thy faith hath saved thee

Waow! Just waow! You see, it was not because Jesus was pitiful that's why the man got healed, no! But it's because the man had faith in Jesus to be healed. - Selah. I tell you, if that man expressed unbelief, no miracle would have happened to him. Don't forget, there was a place where Jesus could not help sick people because of their unbelief. Let's look at it;

'And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him. [2] And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? [3] Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. [4] But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. [5] And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. [6] And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.' - Mark 6 vs 1 - 6 {KING JAMES VERSION}

Notice the verse 5,

'And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.'

  • save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them

It was not all the sick folks that got healed, it was just a few! And Jesus mentioned the reason that was so; the next verse,

'And he marvelled because of their unbelief...'

  • Unbelief

Once they had no faith, He could not help them, even though He so desired to heal them. And that is because the emotions of God are not sentimental, God will need your faith to step in for you. - Think about it

Brothers and Sisters, know today that God really is not moved by tears or sentiments, God is only moved by a man's expression and demonstration of faith in Him. It's faith God honours, not grumbling nor murmurings, nor tears. Many Christians murmur alot, thinking God is hearing them. But no! God is not listening to your murmurings. His word is there for you to act on, and until you act on it, your situation is gonna be the same. Let's look at something,

'Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.' - Matthew 6 vs 8 {KJV}

'Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you...' - Matthew 7 vs 7 {KJV}

Since God knows the things we have need of before we ask, and He is a merciful God, why don't He just provide us with them without us asking to ask for it? This again clearly proves to you that the emotions of God are not like the emotions of men. - Think about it

Some things you have to settle with yourself,

'God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it ? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?' - Numbers 23 vs 19 {KJV}

  • GOD IS NOT A MAN

'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. [9] For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.' - Isaiah 55 vs 8 - 9 {KING JAMES VERSION}

  • THE WAYS OF GOD ARE NOT THE WAYS OF MAN
  • GOD DOES NOT THINK LIKE MAN

Settle these realities with yourself, and you'll be fine.

"The emotions of God are His written words."

Many Christians are crying today, grumbling about the hardship in their lives, they've done all the grumbling and murmurings, except Prayer! See this;

'Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.' - James 4 vs 2 {KJV}

  • You lust (crave)
  • You kill (hatred and envy for others)
  • You desire
  • You grumble
  • You murmur
  • You get angry

The Word says that you do all these things yet you don't have the things you want, because you don't ask God. Think about it. C'mon, take a look at your character, does this describe you? Are you one of such that keeps murmuring and complaining about the things you don't have, and are hating on people who have them, and you are angry and bitter about your life? And some are even questioning the existence of God; they are like, if there is a God in Heaven, why am I suffering like this... My dear, you are suffering for nothing. Your problem is that, it has not dawned on you that God is not a man! It hasn't dawned on you that the ways of God are not the ways of man. - Selah

The emotions of God are not sentimental;

‘But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.’ - Hebrews 11 vs 6 {KJV}

You cannot get God's attention with tears, but by obedience to what He has said. He has said, ask! So if you've not asked, though He knows what things you have need of, yet He cannot help you; because He said "ask"! It's an instruction. So you need to ask! That's obedience. - Think about it. God's emotions will never be committed to grumbling and tears, but they are ever committed to a man's faith (obedience) in the Written Word. - Selah

The children of Israel murmured in the wilderness, all that murmurings instead attracted to them bitter experiences instead of the supplies which they murmured for. - Think about that. God is not a man, so are His emotions - they are not like the emotions of men. Without faith (obedience and trust) in His written word, you cannot walk with God.

'Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.' - 1 Corinthians 10 vs 10 {KJV}

See what the verse 11 says,

'Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.'

  • They are written for our admonition

Meaning, their experiences were recorded in the Bible, for us to learn how to walk with God. Think about it.

"The emotions of God are not like the emotions of men."

Esau couldn't get the Blessing with tears, because God's emotions are not stirred up by tears, but by faith (obedience to His word); Jacob by obedience to the instruction of his father, being the first to arrive before his father, got the Blessing. And once the Blessing was pronounced on him, it couldn't be reversed.

'...Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. [17] For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.' - Hebrews 12 vs 16 - 17 {KING JAMES VERSION}

Though Isaac was touched at the supplanting of Jacob towards his brother Esau, he couldn't do anything for Esau, because that Blessing was spiritual (from God), hence it is not subject to the emotions of men. - Selah. It is the man that acted in faith that gets it. Simple! No sentiments! Though Esau sought it with tears, he didn't get it. - Selah


Therefore dearly beloved, having seen these things, get intentional with God. Don't get into a pity party in your Christian walk. You want something? Make your request known to God;

'Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks.' - Philippians 4 vs 6 {GW}

  • in every situation let God know what you need

Be intentional! Be intentional with God. No pity parties! No assumptions!

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

- Jenning U. Angel

Sunday, January 01, 2023

January 01, 2023

WHO YOU ARE VS. WHAT YOU'VE DONE

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When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?' - John 8 vs 10


Notice in this scenario that Jesus called her "woman", not "adulterer". The Bible verse above is about the story of a certain woman who was taken in the very act of adultery by the Pharisees, and she was brought to Jesus. You see, the Lord did not address her by her sin, the Lord did not call her by her sin, unlike the Pharisees;

'Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.' - Luke 7 vs 39 {KJV}

This is another scenario where a certain Pharisee spoke to the Lord about a certain woman who wept at the Lord's feet; the Pharisee called the woman by her sins - he said "for she is a sinner".

But not Jesus! Never did we see Jesus call out people by their sins nor addressed them by their frailties. Rather than calling that woman "sinner" or "adulterer", He called her "woman". See it;

'When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?' - John 8 vs 10 {KJV}

  • He said unto her, Woman

You see... "woman" is who she is, "adultery" is what she did. You see, there's a difference between who a person is and what he does. - Think about it

There is a message in this. We learn from the Lord in this story that when we do wrongs and we feel condemned in our hearts, we should call to remembrance that "Justified" is who we are, not "sinner". - Selah

'And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.' - Acts 13 vs 39 {KJV}

  • All that believe are justified from all things

'Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.' - Romans 8 vs 33 {KJV}

  • It is God that justifieth

Beloved, in Christ, we have been justified (declared not guilty from all sins). Therefore just like Jesus addressed that woman by who she is (woman) and not what she did (adultery), likewise judge yourself by who you are in Christ, and not what you have done. - Think on these words

'And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.' - Luke 19 vs 9 {KJV}

  • he also is a son of Abraham

This was the Lord Jesus identifying Zacchaeus by who he is "son of Abraham". Zacchaeus was a man who the people despised, because of the job he did; they referred to him as "sinner";

'And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house. [6] And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. [7] And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.' - Luke 19 vs 5 - 7 {KING JAMES VERSION}

Take note of the verse 7,

'And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.'

They referred to Zacchaeus as "sinner". See Zacchaeus words;

'And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.' - Luke 19 vs 8 {KJV}

  • if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold

This gives us an idea of why the people called him "sinner"; he probably was an oppressor, an extortioner, because he was a tax collector, and in those days the tax collectors in Israel (who were Jews) charged the people more than what was right. You can make your research on this, it's right. So the Jews didn't like tax collectors because of their oppressive extortion from them. Nevertheless, Jesus didn't call him "sinner", rather, Jesus called him "a son of Abraham" - because that's what he was being a Jew. - Selah

Brothers and Sisters, we learn big from Jesus in these stories we have seen in this teaching. We learn from the Lord in these stories that when we do wrongs and we feel condemned in our hearts, we should call to remembrance that "Justified" is who we are, not "sinner". - Selah

'And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.' - Acts 13 vs 39 {KJV}

  • All that believe are justified from all things

'Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.' - Romans 8 vs 33 {KJV}

  • It is God that justifieth

Beloved, in Christ, we have been justified (declared not guilty from all sins). Therefore just like Jesus addressed that woman by who she is (woman) and not what she did (adultery), He addressed Zacchaeus by who he is (a son of Abraham) and not what he did (scam), likewise judge yourself by who you are in Christ, and not what you have done. - Think on these words

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

- Jenning U. Angel

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