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Baptism fulfils all Righteousness.

Permit it to be so now., for thus it is fitting for us to fulfil all righteousness… (Matt 3.15). Then when He had been. baptised came up immediately out of the water and behold the heavens were opened unto him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and aligning on him and suddenly voice came from heaven saying this is my beloved Son in-home I am well pleased (v16,17).

The above picture of Jesus baptism gives us believers the process of salvation where by God himself calls us sons also, and this process is thorough water and spirit (John 3:5) the new birth, through which every believer enters into in order to obtain sonship. “For thus it is fitting for us to fulfil all righteousness” A man can do many things to obtain righteousness with God but unless he is a Son (through baptism) then all his world of righteousness are in vain. Righteousness begins by obedience to Jesus and the new birth, the first command for all those who desire to be son’s.

 

God, I need a Word!

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: (Isaiah 55;10)

“For as the rain cometh down and as the snow from heaven.. shall my word be that goeth out of my mouth.” What word I this is this, the word that goes out from the mouth of God. that which is breathed by God, lives because of God. The Lord God formed man from the dust and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul. That’s what I need today, don’t you! Folks, we need a word that gives us breath today. A word that causes us to stand up again, a word that makes a man get up out of his seat and believe God again.
It shall Not return void.” A word spoken by God charged with his holy fire cannot return void. While on earth Jesus spoke to things he spoke to situations and everything he touched breathed again. It is the word that he sends to you that has the power to accomplish that which he promised to you. that word, yes that word cannot fail. His word come without failure, it shall not return to him void. His word is a producing word. If he said it he will do it. if he gave you a word for a better tomorrow, then today look out my tomorrow is already here.
The word is “seed to the sower and bread to the eater.” Seed to the sower. That’s what you are. a sower fo seed. He that sows seed shall surely come again bearing precious seed. Why it’s a word for every season, cold or hot, barren or plentious. Declare today, I have seed this morning, in my darkest moment and driest season I have seed.
Finally “It shall prosper in the thing whereto I send it.” God won’t let you down, he said it and he dies it. ion he spoke it, he will do it. If he prophesied it, he cannot lie about it. Hold still, be still, know he is God and you are not. God let you word come down as rain today! I need a Word!

The Faith that Rewards

But now they desire a better country, that is an heavenly, Wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for he hath prepared for them a city (Gen 16,17). God said unto Abraham get out of thy country, form your family and from your fathers house to a land which I will show you (12:1 NKJV). Abraham obeyed the voice of God yet he did not know where he was going.  God said he would show him that country(future tense).

It’s always God’s will to move and keep moving. Keep moving util you see the land promised to you. Abraham hd no map no google world so that the could scan for a good hotel and see work opportunities available. He just knew there was something more and something better than what he had. What makes this act of faith remarkable is that Abraham obeyed God. Oh it’s easy to say “yes” to God when the promises look good, when the opportunities are there, but Abrahan’s faith was not in the opportunity, Abrahams faith was in God, the promise came later. My question then is, what is God saying to you that you are willing to act on when what he says may not at this moment make too much sense? Are you you willing to step out in faith just because God requires it or are you basing your decision on the size of the reward. Abrahams reward was that he could trust God! How about you?

Have You the Faith that Endures?

Abraham looked for a city which hath foundations whose builder and maker is God (Heb11;11) Abraham never wavered in his faith (Romans 4;20) Abraham lived in a tent yet looked for a city.  What made him a man of faith was not the fact that he got to own a city but rather that he lived in a tent. Daniel Seagraves  commenting on Abraham. states,”Real faith does more than start the believer on his journey, it sustains him to the end.” Abraham died without receiving the promise of faith, yet he is listed as a “man of faith.” This tells me that a man should not measure his faith according to that which he builds and achieves but rather measure his faith by that which he endures. Some achieve big things, yet fail to end Abraham is an example of real faith that endures even though he has nothing to show, but a promise. Many I then with this in mind ask this question, what is it that keeps you going? is it the fact that one day you will see God’s promises fulfilled in your life or it it the very fact that you have the God kind of faith that can trust his word to the end?  Faith is not measured by what you have but by what you have heard! and I’ve heard God!

Finding New Love at 50+

Seemed like years since I spoke on relationships, I guess I understand that age is no barrier to having a happy life with another. I think many older folks who through divorce or the death of a spouse give up too early in life when it comes to relationships. They often think that their best years are behind them, so they sit alone and grow old alone, unhappy and lonely. This is a choice and a bad one too, if I may say. You are more able than ever to enjoy a successful and happy life a second time around. You are more mature, you are more sincere, you are more settled and wiser now so why not consider starting over.

Here are some keys to consider.
1.People often say “well no-one will want me I have kids and grandkids… “that’s a lie! there are many folks living by themselves who have no companion and no kids and would love the opportunity to be part of a wider family. Remember, your perspective us your perspective and my not be the perspective of any one else you know.
2.Ask yourself what are my strengths, what qualities have I now got that I did not have when I was a teenager and madly in love for the first time. List these strengths, go ahead do it right now. they are contributing factors you can use in a new relationship.
3. The second time around you know you are dealing more with reality than fantasy, so be confident in your ability.
4.Ask how has my love matured? You can walk into a new relationship with a seasoned outlook and mature inlook. You can be a better contributor than a taker and this will stand in your benefit
5.What new goals can we have together? Are we better qualified and positioned to fulfil our goals in life right now more than we have ever been before in our younger days.
6.How can I better the life of the one I’m falling in love with. you both may have more time on you hands at your age in life. consider this. Don’t let your past be a barometer as to how things may be in the future. remember now that you are older you have more patron kindness and can make better decisions. A second time around can work out. yes it can!
7.Can this person fit in well with my family. Will they make my family their’s?
8.Does this person share the same passion as myself about God, mission, business or church? This is a must. I believe folks in their senior age are more likely together it right the second time around ( or even the third for that matter)
9.Stop beating your self up for missing it in the past. my advice don’t miss today! age has nothing to do with relationship success.
10.Here’s to your success!

…let me know your thoughts and successes too.