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!

'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 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

Somethings 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, ans 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, uou 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 and not the ways of man. - Selah

The emotions of God are not sentimental;

"Without faith, it's impossible to please God"
"...to get God's attention."

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

Sunday, December 25, 2022

December 25, 2022

SAUL OF TARSUS

'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. I trust God to bless you immensely with the blessings of the Gospel as you read through these words which I now bring to you. This publication is a revelation of our Salvation in Christ. Be blessed. Patiently read.

The man Saul, who is presently now known and referred to as Paul (the Apostle) is one in whose life, one can see the explanation and definition of the Salvation which is in Christ.

'And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 
And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. 
And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 
And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.' - Acts 9 vs 1 - 5 {KING JAMES VERSION}

This is Saul; a man who persecuted the Church, he killed Christians, made many homeless, made many widows and widowers, Saul! See what he said of himself;

'For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it...' - Galatians 1 vs 13 {KJV}

The Good News Bible translation further simplifies this text. Let's take a look at it;

'You have been told how I used to live when I was devoted to the Jewish religion, how I persecuted without mercy the church of God and did my best to destroy it.'

This was Saul! He destroyed men (Christians), then he meets the Lord! And at once, he encounters Salvation in Christ, and he is born again. Glory to God. Now, I want to show you something, it's sensitive. After Saul who is called Paul has come into Christ and is now born again, he goes back to the churches he persecuted and begins to preach to them. Uhmm! One time, see what he said about himself after his Conversion;

'Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.' - 2 Corinthians 7 vs 2 {KJV}

'Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one; we have ruined no one, nor tried to take advantage of anyone.' - 2 Corinthians 7 vs 2 {GNB}

He asked that the church received him (them); he said he had wronged no man, he said had not ruined any one. Wait! But this was the same Paul (Saul) who we read about that ruined people, but here he speaks Saintly! Yes! See Paul's understanding/mentality;

'And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith...' - Philippians 3 vs 9 {KJV}

'and be completely united with him. I no longer have a righteousness of my own, the kind that is gained by obeying the Law. I now have the righteousness that is given through faith in Christ, the righteousness that comes from God and is based on faith.' - Philippians 3 vs 9 {GNB}

Paul didn't speak on the basis of his own righteousness, no! Paul stood on the righteousness which is given by faith in Christ, Paul's confidence was on the grace of God in Christ!

  • And be found in Him not having mine own righteousness

Paul knew he had no personal righteousness to stand upon, he just gave us his records!

'You have been told how I used to live when I was devoted to the Jewish religion, how I persecuted without mercy the church of God and did my best to destroy it.' - Galatians 1 vs 13 {GNB}

You see... Hence, he held on to the righteousness which is freely given by faith in Christ. Standing upon that righteousness, a man is completely guiltless, because it is God that has called him righteous. This is Salvation, a free gift! - Selah

'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}

Here we see THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. There is a righteousness that is based on what a man does or don't do, and there's a righteousness that's freely given by God. When a man came to Christ, God gave him the gift of righteousness, whereby before God, his perfection, sanctification, holiness and right standing will not be based on what he has done or what he does, but by his believing (faith) in what Christ has done for him. Hence the Bible says;

'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 {KJV}

  • If any man be in Christ
  • He is a new creature

A new creature! Hallelujah! That means he is not the man you knew before! This is another creature! My friend, this is the Gospel, this is the Truth, the truth that sets free!

Apostle Paul therefore having knowledge of these things, spoke in accordance to who he is in Christ, and not according to what he was! - Think about it

'Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.' - 2 Corinthians 7 vs 2 {KJV}

Ooo this is just exciting! Paul didn't speak with any sense of guilt or condemnation, he spoke according to the righteousness which he has become in Christ, and he was right! I have wronged no man! I have ruined no man! Glory to God!

'Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.' - 2 Corinthians 5 vs 16 {KJV}

This is the same Paul teaching the brethren not to judge men according to the human point of view. The Good News Bible translation puts it simpler for understanding. Let's see it;

'No longer, then, do we judge anyone by human standards. Even if at one time we judged Christ according to human standards, we no longer do so.'

  • We don't judge anyone by human standards

This was when he went further to say;

'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 {KJV}

'Anyone who is joined to Christ is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come.' - {GNB}

Oo Hallelujah! This clearly explains to us that who we are as Believers is not what we did in the past, but what Christ has achieved for us in His death, burial and resurrection.

Therefore beloved, what have you done in the past? Does it haunt you even till this day? Know today that who you are is what Christ has made you, and not what you did in the past. Be inspired by the story of Paul and live in absolute peace.

God loves you, never forget that. God wants you well, and wants you to be at rest.

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

- Jenning U. Angel

Saturday, December 10, 2022

December 10, 2022

IF WHEN WE WERE ENEMIES - [A Revelation of Everlasting Salvation in Christ]

'For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.' - Romans 5 vs 10

Greetings dearly beloved of God in Christ. This Article is to the intent that you may cast deep thoughts on your divine heritage in Christ. So, let's examine our opening Bible passage;

'For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.' - Romans 5 vs 10 {KJV}

  • If when we were enemies God reconciled us to Himself

Beloved think on the above highlighted words. Let's look at it this way, if you always suffered theft in your house apartment, someone always breaks into your house and steals your valuable and expensive belongings, and one day the thief was caught and brought to you, and in love you forgave him and made him your friend, and gave him access to your house to visit you at will. Now, if this fellow after becoming your friend, one day steals something from your house and you got to know that he was the one who stole it, question,

  1. Will you be surprised?
  2. Will you rage at him?
  3. Will you think of throwing him out?

Hahaha. Well, I won't be surprised that he stole the item, because I met him as a thief! He was already stealing from me when I made him my friend, so I shouldn't now be surprised that he has stolen again. But what will you seek to achieve in him? I tell you, you will be after his transformation! You are not surprised that he stole, you should not be disappointed at him that he stole from you, because you met him a thief! Rather, you will be concerned how to make him a better person. - Think about it

This was what the Apostle Paul was communicating in our opening Bible passage. Let's see it again;

'For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.' - Romans 5 vs 10 {KJV}

If when we were enemies of God (in the way we lived our lives), God didn't mind saving us and making us a member of His household, much more now that we now belong to Him, do you think your errors will make you His enemy? No! That's the message of Romans 5 vs 10. The Apostle says, we shall be saved by his life. Meaning, we are going to be better because we are now members of His household - like that thief who you made to be your friend and gave free access to your house, you will want to do your best to see that he is a better person. - Selah. WE SHALL BE SAVED BY HIS LIFE. Glory to God. Let's see how other translations put that verse;

'For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, it is much more [certain], now that we are reconciled, that we shall be saved (daily delivered from sin's dominion) through His [resurrection] life.' - {AMP}

'And since, when we were his enemies, we were brought back to God by the death of his Son, what blessings he must have for us now that we are his friends and he is living within us!' - {TLB}

'For if, when we were haters of God, the death of his Son made us at peace with him, much more, now that we are his friends, will we have salvation through his life...' - {BBE}

'We were God's enemies, but he made us his friends through the death of his Son. Now that we are God's friends, how much more will we be saved by Christ's life!' - {GNB}

  • We were God's enemies, but he made us his friends

If our worldliness did not stop God from loving us and saving us, our errors of human imperfections can never make God cast us out! - Think deeply on this

'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

"In no wise" used in that statement which the Lord made means that there will be no reason whatsoever for Him to cast out anyone who believes in Him. Just think about that my friend and relax.

Dearly beloved, your Salvation is a sure matter with God. Relax, be at rest, and live a good life. God is with you.

- Jenning U. Angel

Friday, November 25, 2022

November 25, 2022

CHRISTIAN CHARACTER: A CONSEQUENCE OF FAITH IN THE GOSPEL

'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

  • Be ye transformed
This shows to us that it is possible for a Believer to be transformed, such that his characters reflects all that he is in Christ. - Selah

Now, the Apostle went on to show us how that is attained, he said "by the renewing of your mind".

To renew your mind does not mean to update your mind with new information; rather, it means to change the information that is in your mind. That means, taking out the old files, and filling in new files. - Selah. These files speaks of mindsets, mentalities. So to take out the old files means to take out the old mindsets; to fill in new files means to have new mindsets.

Now, what are the old files (mindsets)?

Let's take some;

  • I have anger issues
  • I have an issue with addiction to pornography
  • I am a shy person
  • I have an issue with telling lies, I tell lies before I realise it was a lie
  • I can't stop carrying women, it's a big problem I've got
And many other issues Christians struggle with.

Okay. These and more are character issues many Christians all around the world have. And these ungodly characters in the life of a Christian are unfitting. So the question is, Can a Christian's character be free from such ungodliness? Oo yes! The Apostle Paul by the Holy Spirit showed us how that's possible; he said "by the renewing of your mind".

Now, with what do you renew your mind? The same Apostle Paul tells us. Let's see it;

'And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.' - Acts 20 vs 32 {KJV}

He commended the brethren to the Word of Grace, stating that that's what is able to build them up. - Selah. So it's evident that we renew our minds with the knowledge of the Gospel of God's grace in Christ, the word of God.

So let's see some new files (mindsets) found in the Gospel of God's grace in Christ;

'And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.' - Galatians 5 vs 24 {KJV}

This is very clear. Take note that the word "flesh" used in this verse doesn't mean skin, it means the old nature, or human nature. So in more simpler words, this verse says,

"The Believer in Christ doesnt have his old human nature, because that human nature has been put to death by reason of the Believer's salvation in Christ."

Uhmmm. Beloved, do you believe this? The acknowledgement, acceptance and agreement to this Revelation is where true transformation begins in a Believer's outward conduct.

But Pastor, I naturally find myself envying others, isn't that a manifestation of the flesh (human nature)? You see, that's the problem; you still evaluate yourself from the natural standpoint, instead of the standpoint of the Gospel.

Listen to this, the extent of your faith in the revelation of the Gospel, is the extent of your christian character.

'For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.' - 2 Corinthians 5 vs 7 {AMPLIFIED BIBLE TRANSLATION}
  • We regulate our lives by our conviction
  • We conduct ourselves by our belief
  • By trust we walk, not by sight or appearance
By trust (in the realities of the Gospel) we walk, not by sight or appearance. We don't acknowledge ourselves according to our frail works of the human nature, no! We acknowledge ourselves according to our identity which the gospel of God's grace in Christ has revealed to us, and we hold on continually to that description of the Gospel of us. - Selah

Listen to this, the power of God to transform a Believer is embedded in the Gospel: your believing the Gospel and judging yourself according to what the Gospel has said about you unleashes in you the transforming power of God. See this;

'And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.' - Galatians 5 vs 24 {KJV}

Amazing! So question yourself like this;
"So the human nature that causes me to be an addict of womanising is actually dead? Waow! So I've been lying to myself that I've got a problem with addiction! Waow! Just waow!"
After such cogitation, get up and walk out of that addiction! You're free. It's that easy. It's the extent of your faith and trust in what the Gospel has said about you that determines the extent of your transformation in your christian conducts. - Think about it

So therefore dearly beloved of God, as you receive the revelation of the Gospel, believe it, acknowledge it as truth, hold on to it, affirm it as so concerning you, and see that very revelation become your natural reality. Glory to God.

Let's see another new file (mindset)/revelation we are to renew our minds with;

'Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. [3] And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.' - 1 John 3 vs 2 - 3 {KING JAMES VERSION}

Take note of the last words of the chapter 3,
  • Even as he is pure
You see, the believer in Christ is pure! We were made pure at Salvation, the Bible declares that God made us His righteousness, that means that God made us righteous;

'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}

Therefore, affirm concerning yourself that you are pure! You may say, but Pastor I am not pure, I have evil deeds. Hey! Remember, we walk by Faith and not by sight. As you renew your mind with the information of the Gospel, taking out the former files (what you think of yourself), and filling in new files (what the Gospel says about you); as you hold on to the realities of the Gospel about you and acknowledging yourself to be what the Gospel says you are, in the process of time, the realities of the Gospel will become your natural realities - you will find out that you literally walk in purity and you disdain whatsoever is impure. - Selah

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

- Jenning U. Angel

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

November 16, 2022

THINGS GOD CAN NEVER SAY TO YOU


  • You are very irresponsible
  • You are wicked
  • You are a sinner
  • You are bad
  • You are very weak
  • You are very lazy
  • You are not good enough
  • You are not prayerful
  • You are not trying
  • You are foolish
  • You are finished
And every other "You are" which points you to an inability or incapability.

'But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption...' - 1 Corinthians 1 vs 30 {KJV}
  • Christ is made unto us wisdom
So the grace of God in Christ has called us wise.
  • Christ is made unto us righteousness
So the grace of God in Christ has called us righteous.
  • Christ is made unto us sanctification
So the grace of God in Christ has called us sanctified

'For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.' - Hebrews 10 vs 14 {KJV}
  • He perfected us by His offering for our sins
So the grace of God in Christ has called us perfect

The voice of God is the voice of His written word. Having seen the above Bible passages, we understand that God will never speak in the opposite direction of the works of His grace in Christ Jesus. God's voice to us will never contradict whatever we have become by Grace. - Selah

So dearly beloved, arm your mind with this understanding and begin to know from today when the devil speaks into your mind and hearing to condemn you and make you feel low about yourself; on hearing such voice, rebuke the devil with the Word of Grace which you have knowledge of, just the way Jesus did in His temptations in the wilderness;

'And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.'- Luke 4 vs 3 - 4 {KING JAMES VERSION}
  • Jesus answered him saying, It is written
That's how to respond to contrary voices that speaks into your mind what God's grace has not said about you.

'And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. [6] And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. [7] If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. [8] And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.' - Luke 4 vs 5 - 8 {KING JAMES VERSION}

Observe the verse 8, for it is written

Beloved, that is how to respond to contrary voices, you've got to educate them on what the Gospel has declared concerning you; that way, you put them to a permanent silence in your life. - Selah. Don't resist contrary voices with counter attack thoughts, thoughts will not work; mere thinking cannot withstand opposing voices which play in your mind. You've got to do it like Jesus, speak out the WORD!

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

- Jenning U. Angel

Thursday, November 10, 2022

November 10, 2022

HEALING FROM YOUR SHAME

Shame is an unworthy feeling on the inside of a man, which produces for that man the inability for him to stand before a person or a people, because of a ignoble act done.


Shame has kept many persons from living to their full potentials; by reason of an ignoble act they did, they lack the boldness to stand in certain places, or to speak in certain places, because of that unworthy feeling working in their inside, causing them to be kept inside the shell of unnotice, where they hide and are unknown, instead of them to be seen and active fostering their course. - Selah

Shame has affected my Believers is such immense measure, whereby they are sapped of all boldness and courage to stand before God, neither can they engage in the activities of the Kingdom - not willingly, but by reason of that unworthiness working inside of them, they are just unable to get close to God and His house (the Church assembly). Shame is an issue that needs to be dealt with in Christians, to free them from the yoke and bondage of passivity and inactivity.

So let's look into the word of God's grace; I encourage you to be patient as you read. Okay let's go.

THE SOURCE OF SHAME

Shame comes as a result of an ignoble/dishonourable act done;

'And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: [10] Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. [11] The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. [12] I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. [13] And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. [14] I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.' - Luke 18 vs 9 - 14 {KING JAMES VERSION}

The publican (tax collector) in this story would not lift up his eyes to heaven: that is a work of shame! a feeling of unworthiness! And the man's words tells us where that shame came from, he said "God be merciful to me a sinner". He said of himself that he was a sinner. Sin! - the source of his shame.

'And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
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And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
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And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
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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 36 - 39 {KING JAMES VERSION}


If you carefully read these Bible verses, you noticed what Simon said in his heart,

"If he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner."

From that statement, you can understand that that woman had suffered from stigmatization in the sight of the people, the shame was so intense that when she heard that Jesus was in that house, she decided to run to Him and camp around him just to cry before Him, to pour out her unworthiness before Him, because Jesus is so comforting to be around, He was the only one whose presence didn't remind her of her sins, neither was there any feeling of unworthiness in her when in His presence. Oooo precious Saviour! So by careful analysis of this story, we see that shame was the source of this woman's tears which she poured out on Jesus' feet. - Selah

HOW TO POSITION YOURSELF FOR INNER HEALING

'Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.' - Isaiah 26 vs 3

How do you stay your mind on Christ? By staying your mind on the revelation of the Gospel.

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

'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}

  • God has justified us from all sin

To justify means to declare someone not guilty of an offence. For us in Christ, God holds no wrong against us. That means that we have an eternal forgiveness from the Father;

'In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace...' - Ephesians 1 vs 7 {KJV}

  • In Christ we have the forgiveness of sins

So you see beloved, if you fail along the way in your Christian journey, if you sin; as the pressures and burden of that sin hits your heart, keep your mind steady on the Truth of the Gospel - you have received justification from all sins. Let this Truth saturate your heart, don't consider the burden your sin hits your heart with; but rather, consider the Truth, consider the Gospel: God has justified you in Christ! You have the forgiveness of sins in Christ. He didn't say God will forgive you in Christ, but rather you have! Meaning for us in Christ, forgiveness of sins is an inheritance we came into. Hallelujah! Justification is a gift we received from God. Your heart tells you you have sinned, the Gospel says you are not guilty! Keep your mind stayed on the truth of the Gospel till the reality of the Gospel becomes the reality of your heart. Peace will come! The burden will be destroyed! And that's because you trusted the Truth not regarding the voice of your sin in your heart. - Selah

Let's see our opening Bible verse again;

'Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.' - Isaiah 26 vs 3 {KJV}

  • Thou will keep him in perfect peace

He went ahead and gave the condition for this to be, He says,

  • Whose mind is stayed on thee (God)

The usage of the word "stayed" connotes, to place something in a particular place, spot, or location without an intention to take it away from there.

That means, we are to make the Word of God the permanent residence of our mind. That means, irrespective of the pain, irrespective of the accusations, irrespective of the condemnation or burden we feel in our hearts, our minds should not be found in another location other than the Word of God. You see... How do you stay your mind on God? by staying your mind on what God said (the word of God, the Gospel of Christ). So we are admonished that, as we stay our mind on the revelation of the Gospel, the reality of the Gospel which is Peace will take effect in our lives. Our hearts will be free from burdens and our minds will be set at rest. Glory to God forever. Amen.

Be encouraged beloved. God is with you.

As you hold on to your identity in Christ, not considering the identity your sin has given to you before men, but you hold on to the Word of life, believing, trusting and acknowledging as truth all that the Gospel has said you are, in the process of time as you're holding on, that reality of the Gospel which you trust permeates your conscience, enters your mentality, and it begins to become to you a physical reality. Soon enough, you will have boldness to stand before God and before the men who knew of your atrocities without any feeling of shame. Hallelujah!

'And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
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Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
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And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.' - 1 Timothy 1 vs 12 - 14 {KING JAMES VERSION}


Apostle Paul had obtained Grace, though he acknowledged the havoc that he did, nevertheless that acknowledgment wasn't coming from a place of shame, but from a place of testimony of God's power to save and transform a man. He testified of God's grace and kindness towards him! When a man is healed of his shame, the memories of his shameful acts don't come from a place of unworthiness, but from a place of thanksgiving to God. Hallelujah!

Dearly beloved, this is the effect of trusting the Gospel, it will bring about transformation in your mind. The truths of the Gospel when believed and held on to, influences our mentality, therefore reediting our conscience, adjusting our consciences to conform to the details of the Gospel, removing the former details which were after the acknowledgements of the senses based on the shameful things we actually did. - Think slowly on these words. So that Believer that was feeling guilty in his conscience now feels righteous! Waow! What's that? That's the working of Grace in a man when the truths of the Gospel are believed and held on to and acknowledged, rather than seeing yourself through the identity that your wrong action has giving to you. - Selah

Remember, we walk by faith and not by sight;

'For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.' - {AMP}

  • We regulate our lives by our conviction
  • We conduct ourselves by our belief
  • By trust we walk, not by sight or appearance

By trust (in the realities of the Gospel) we walk, not by sight or appearance. We don't call ourselves what our sins has called us, no! We call ourselves what the Gospel has called us, and we hold on continually to the description of the Gospel of us, as it literally gives to us a conscience that is based on truth (the Gospel) and not physical facts, void of guilt and shame and all such things. - Selah. Hallelujah!

God has blessed you with His word, and you are lifted. Amen.

- Jenning U. Angel

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

November 02, 2022

FRUSTRATION: EXPECTING WHAT GOD DIDN'T PROMISE

'For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.' - Jeremiah 29 vs 11

Many have fallen from the Faith in present times, and many are on the edge of falling; as a result of failed expectations led to frustrations and sadness. So today, there are those who are angry at the Church, many have identified with atheism, because of these two categorical reasons;

  1. They felt they've been deceived. And this is because of the second reason,
  2. They grumble that what they've been taught in Church over the years is not working. So they say things like, "this thing is not working".

But friend, when we investigate the thing they said is not working, you will find out that what they say doesn't work was never promised by God in the first place; preachers who will not give themselves to the learning and study of the word of God have interpreted Bible texts out of their original contexts, and have preached to the people promises and blessings that God actually didn't promise. So because the message was false, it therefore means that any faith (irrespective of its intensity) anchored on such teachings/messages will not produce the result(s) it talked about; so that means that the people will definitely be disappointed in the end because their faith will fail, because they have anchored it on a false message. - Think on these things

Our opening Bible passage is one of the many Biblical texts that so many preachers have falsely interpreted to the congregation of God's people. But let us take this one Bible passage for this teaching. Let's analyze the context of that Bible text, and see who that statement/promise was made to;

'For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.' - Jeremiah 29 vs 11 {KJV}

Now hear this, to properly interpret a Bible text, you must situate that text in the time when it was spoken, the people it was spoken to, and the condition for which purpose it was spoken. This way, you can accurately interpret and  appropriate that Bible text. Now the above Bible passage was Jeremiah writing to the Israelites who were taken as captives into Babylon, he was writing to them the mind of God concerning them, so that they could know what to expect and how to place their expectations in that land of bondage. - Selah. Follow me. Let me show you that chapter 29 from the very first verse up to the 14th verse, so that you can have a broad view of what happened. Sit tight and patiently read;

'Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders which were carried away captives, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon;
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(After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem;)
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By the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, (whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent unto Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon) saying,
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Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon;
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Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;
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Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished.
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And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.
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For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.
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For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the Lord.
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For thus saith the Lord, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.
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For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
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Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
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And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
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And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.' - {KING JAMES VERSION}


Now, if you read the passages carefully, you now understand what transpired there. Some Israelites were taken as captives into Babylon, and Jeremiah wrote to them the word of the Lord, so that they can know what God is saying about their situation. Part of what God said concerning the Israelites taken captives is what we read in our opening Bible passage. Let's take a look at it again;

'For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.' - Jeremiah 29 vs 11 {KJV}

You see, this was Jeremiah writing to them God's word concerning them in their captivity. Simple! This was not a promise made to everybody, it was a promise made to those Israelites in captivity; and you know what, God has fulfilled that promise, because He brought them out of their captivity as He said He would. You see... that was not a promise to the Christian, it is not a promise to us. But what do we hear in many of our churches today, Pastors use this Bible texts (and others which they wrongly interpret) to assure Believers that God is going to give them breakthroughs and all that. When these brethren after a long wait don't see positive changes in their situations, they begin to feel that Christianity doesn't work, satan takes advantage of that position of theirs and pull them out of the sheepfold. Pathetic! - Think on what I'm saying to you as you read

Dearly beloved, God wishes us well, God wants us to have a beautiful life and a beautiful future. But don't use Jeremiah 29 vs 11 to buttress that idea, because that's not what it speaks of. - Selah. The moment your faith is anchored on a false understanding (message, teaching), your expectation from that revelation will not materialize because you are believing for what that Bible text never said. - Think on this

Therefore beloved, are you one of such frustrated brethren I spoke of? Have your expectations from what you believed over the years failed, and you're about to give up on Christianity? My friend, calm down! Forgive all those who have wrongly taught you the scriptures, tell yourself that you will learn the truth and know what the Bible actually teaches. Now, go for Truth! Prayerfully ask God to guide and lead you to a sound teacher of the Bible. When you find him, stay with him. God is with you; be restored of your wasted years. Amen.

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

- Jenning U. Angel

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It is well with you.

Friday, October 21, 2022

October 21, 2022

THIS DIVINE HEALTH REALITY IN CHRIST

'Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.' - 1 Corinthians 12 vs 27

Greetings dearly beloved of God in Christ. Before I begin making explanations with our opening Bible passage, I'll like to reestablish to you an important foundational understanding of the Faith;

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

Let me show it to you from the Amplified Bible translation for a clearer understanding of the context;

'For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.'

  • We regulate our lives by our conviction
  • We conduct ourselves by our belief
  • By trust we walk, not by sight or appearance

Waow! I believe that Bible passage is clear to you now. So it's very important that you have this understanding in your foundation, because the realities of the Gospel are only a reality in the realm of faith. Hence, it's only those who walk by faith (considering what the WORD says to be truth above the facts of natural appearances) that can handle/experience the realities of the Gospel as their natural realities. - Selah

Now, having established that, let's look at our opening Bible passage;

'Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.' - 1 Corinthians 12 vs 27 {KJV}

We as the Church in general (the entire gathering of the Believers) are the body of Christ. But as individuals, we are members of Christ body - just as one body part cannot be the entire human body, likewise one Believer cannot be the body of Christ. - Selah. This is why the Apostle Paul went further to explain to us that we are members in particular. Glory to God. Okay let's continue. So we as individuals are members of Christ's body.

Now the big question, Can any part of Christ's body be sick or afflicted? Evidently, the answer is No! If it therefore be true that no part of Christ's body can be sick, infirmed or afflicted, then that means that the Believer in Christ cannot be sick! What do I do with this revelation, I hold on to it! considering it as truth above the present physical condition of my body. I hold on to it till it forms my physical reality; I hold on to this Revelation until it becomes the physical experience of my body. - Think slowly on this

Dearly beloved, this that I have shared with you is true! This is a divine health reality we have in Christ. If it is true that we are members of Christ's body individually, then it therefore means that whatever cannot happen to Christ's body cannot happen to us. And you know what, it is true, we are members of Christ's body as the WORD has said. Hallelujah! Glory to God. Therefore it is your responsibility to hold on to the Truth regardless of your physical circumstances; that's what it means to walk by faith, regulating your life by your convictions and beliefs in the Gospel instead of by the sights and appearances of your physical senses. - Think about it

So dearly beloved, it does not matter what health challenge is trying your body right now, it's simply a lie, don't consider it! rather consider the Word, consider the revelation of Christ, consider the provision of divine health which has been revealed to you by the revelation of the Word even as I have shown you right now; hold on to this reality, keep confessing with your mouth thus;

"I am a member of Christ's body, therefore Christ's bodily experience is my experience, the perfect state of Christ's body is my very experience because I am a member of His body. If Christ cannot be sick, it's an automatic indication that I cannot be sick because I am a part of Christ's body."

Confess it and hold on to this belief so firmly till it becomes your physical bodily experience. Beloved the word of God works. I see you have a testimony of divine intervention in your body, even by this revelation revealed to you now by the Spirit of God. Amen.

God's grace is with your spirit. Amen.
- Jenning U. Angel

Wednesday, October 05, 2022

October 05, 2022

HE LOVES YOU BEYOND YOUR FLAWS

'Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.' - Isaiah 1 vs 18

Looking at our opening Bible passage, we see amazing Grace! Those were the very words of God; He said, even if your sins be as red as crimson, come reason with Him! Waoww! Dearly beloved, irrespective of how dark your sins are, God doesn't mind having you around. Glory to God. But you see, men run away from God because of their sins: naturally, sin inputs in a man a lack of confidence to approach God; we saw that manifest in Adam in the Garden;

'And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.' - Genesis 3 vs 9 - 10 {KING JAMES VERSION}


  • I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself

They ran from the presence of God because they were naked. But did you notice that God who in His foreknowledge knew that man would disobey Him, didn't refrain Himself from them? Though they sinned yet He came to them! That shows us one nature of God's personality, God doesn't find fault!

'If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.' - James 1 vs 5 {KJV}

  • and upbraideth not

The word 'upbraideth not' as used in the above Bible verse means 'not fault finding'. God does not find fault! If many Believers knew this, they would rather have ran to God in their mess, they wouldn't have refrained their commitment to Him! - Selah

Dearly beloved, God wants you well! God wants you to be at rest! Though your sins be as red as scarlet and dark as crimson, yet God invites you to the throne of Grace; He wants to lavish upon you His mercy, He wants to pour upon you abundant Grace and help you. God is more willing to help you than you desire to be helped. He invites you today! If the one whom you offended doesn't mind loving you and helping you, then what's your problem? - Selah

'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}

You see... again we are urged to come boldly before God! The statement "come boldly" already shows to us that there are tendencies for the comers to be scared and have unworthy feelings; but God says come boldly! He wants to help you! He wants to take away your guilt! He wants to take away your shame! He is supposed to be the offended, but how amazing that He yet loves inspite our offences. What a Father! Glory to God forevermore. Amen.

So therefore dearly beloved, be encouraged today and lifted in your heart to approach God, draw yourself close to Him, you have seen that He is good, He doesn't find fault, and though He is the offended, yet He invites you to His presence where He wants to lavish upon you immeasurable Grace and mercy. Take advantage of the goodness of God. Be lifted! Amen. God loves you beyond your flaws.

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

- Jenning U. Angel

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