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DIVINELY FIXED CONDITION FOR ENTRANCE INTO HEAVEN

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DIVINELY FIXED CONDITION FOR ENTRANCE INTO HEAVEN: John.3:3-8. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.The desire of all men and women and the reason why we come to church is to enter into God’s kingdom at end. We want to be in heaven when we leave this world and see God at last. This is the reason why Jesus made it very clear the condition for entering into the kingdom of God so that no one will beat about the bush or waste his life. The conditions for entering into heaven have been divinely fixed by God Himself. In the passage we have just read there are three words that show these conditions very clearly. The words are (1) except- that means unless. (2) Cannot- that means impossible, inadmissible, inaccessible. (3) Must-that means of necessity, mandatory, that which must be fulfilled. So this shows that the new birth experience is a must if we are going to get into the kingdom of God. Mt.18:3. Luke.13:23-30; Mt.7:13-14. There are going to be a lot of disappointment at the end when many will discover to their dismay and consternation that they are not qualify to enter into God’s kingdom. Mt.7:21-27. There is no heaven for anyone who is not born again.

  1. AN UNALTERABLE CONDITION FOR ENTERING INTO GOD’S KINGDOM: John.3:3-7; Mt.5:20; Luke.13:1-5, 23-28; Acts.3:19; Ezekile.18:30-32; Mk.1:15; Rev.21:27; Mt.18:3. There is an unalterable condition to be met by all who desires to enter into the kingdom of God. This condition cannot be altered for anyone no matter who he may be. No sinner can enter into the kingdom of God except he or she is genuinely born again. We have to be washed in the blood of Jesus Christ before we can become part of the kingdom citizens. 1John.1:7, 9. Rev.1:5-6; Col.1:13-14. Without meeting this condition Jesus Christ our Lord make it very clear that no man will see the kingdom. This is an unalterable condition for all men in all generations. To be born again is simple. (1) Repent of your sins. Acts.3:19. (2) Confess and forsake your sins. 1John.1:9; Pro.28:13; Isaiah.55:6-7. (3) Accept Jesus Christ into your heart by faith as your Lord and Saviour. John.1:12.
  2. AN UNCHANGEABLE CRITERION FOR MEMBERSHIP IN GOD’S KINGDOM: John.3:3-7; John.15:4-7; Acts.2:40-47; John.17:14-16; 1John.2:12-17; 1Cor.6:18-20; 2Cor.6:14-18; 2Timothy.2:19-22. James.4:4.To come into the kingdom of God there is an unalterable condition of being born again and be made a new creature. 2Cor.5:17. And to remain a member in the kingdom of God we have unchangeable criterion which is a life of righteousness and freedom from the world. The Lord said they are not of the world even as He is not of the world. And the bible commands love not the world neither the things that are in the world. For all that are in the world the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life are not of the father but they are of the world and the world passes away and the lust thereof but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever. We are not to be unequal yoked together with unbelievers but we are to be separate.
  3. AN UNAVOIDABLE COMMITMENT TO HOLINESS IN GOD’S KINGDOM: Mt.6:33; Eph.5:1-8, 25-27; Luke.1:73-75; 1Peter.1:14-16; 1John.3:1-3. Christ is coming for a pure, holy and glorious church. Everyone that desires to make it to heaven must be committed to holiness of life and heart. Holiness is unavoidable if you desire to make it. Hebrews.12:14. To really be holy in secret and in the open we need to take the following steps. (1) Self-crucifixion. Gal.2:20. (2) Self discipline. 1Cor.9:27. (3) Self denial. Mt.16:24. (4) Self dedication. Rom.12:1-2. (5) Self sacrificing. Philip.3:7-14. (6) Self abandonment. Philip.1:21. (7) Entire sanctification. 1Thess.5:22-24. The Lord is coming back very soon to be ready for His coming we must be unavoidablely committed to holiness of life in the secret and in the open. We do not know when He will come therefore we must avoid carelessness in all things and at all times. Heb.12:14. THE QUESTION IS, ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? HAVE YOUR SINS BE FORGIVEN YOU AND ARE YOUR GARMENTS WASHED, IS IT WHITE AS SNOW? ARE YOU FREE FROM SIN OR DO YOU STILL INDULGE IN SIN? REMEMBER WITHOUT HOLINESS NO MAN SHALL SEE THE LORD.

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What Does Jesus Want for Christmas?

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What Does Jesus Want for Christmas?

everyone is preparing for Christmas, you need to see the crowd at Alaba intl Market yesterday….. Someone told me that he visited Oshodi central market on Christmas Eve and almost lost is shadow in the crowd. Hahaha 😴

Preparation everywhere… One thing that I get to notice is that we prepare more for the funFair part, we spent more time planning and thinking of what to eat, drink and wear. Which I 100% agree that is all part of the celebration of Christmas.

But have you ever asked yourself this question…

What Does Jesus Want for Christmas?
what gift those he desire from us? What has always been is dearest desire and expectation from us.
There is really only one thing that Jesus wants for Christmas. Jesus wants you.
Of course He wants other people too, but you cannot give other people to Jesus. You can only give yourself.

You can exhort and challenge others to give themselves to Christ, but that begins by giving yourself fully to Christ. Prepare to receive him, Create a room for him in your heart.

You are aware of what happened 2000 years ago according to the Gospel of Luke 2:6-7
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

So back then there was no room available for him….

What about now he wants you, One of the greatest gifts you can give Jesus this season is the gift of you. Jesus wants a relationship with you.

Your distance brother
©️ Apt Clement OC Merciful

Merry Christmas to you all

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Sister Toyin Oluyemisi Ojo’s Glorious exit.

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Death and satan have lost battle over your passing because a soul has just been added to the Kingdom of God.

Words can not describe the intensity and depth of how many people will miss you. So articulate and determined person of rear nature without comparison. Tough and gentle. Hardworking and loving.

A loving person engraved with passion for others professional and personal progress. Madam Toyin Oluyemisi Adedayo-Ojo. Your world, though short, but impacting and blessing to many lives. A free minded person who was ready to say anything that can serve as weight in her mind out in love without holding a bit. This world will feel your impact at this crucial time when your sharp brain in building and putting things right would be acutely needed. Pages of an entire huge book can not describe your person. How many lives can finally put food on their table through your compassionate disposition to mankind. How you gave many free consultative advice and encouragement free of charge to change their lives. How you raised many from nothing to something bigger. You were a rear gem. Supporter of dreams, vision and mission. A gold in the hand of your loving husband Daddy Reverend Dayo Ojo. Heavens definitely make your way crossed though a short period but immensely productive.

I believe heavens shall be glad receiving such a good image of God in you. A host of heaven shall rejoice for a well spent life of yours. At 47, your efforts and rewards surpasses those well above 100.

Though we are sad losing such a loving person, God smiles recieving HIS own to HIS bosom.

Your passing is a great lesson that all you have on earth are not meant for a person but to change lives. All your charisma are not to make you a celebrity but to celebrate Christ in supporting Kingdom Ministry. All your wealth of knowledge and experience are not to make you great but to work and support God ministry in the live of people. We can see all your fruits flourishing and your seedling germinating to stand on their foot.

The Church will miss you.
All members of your work place shall miss you.
The community shall miss you.
And your family of a loving son and respected and God loving husband shall greatly miss you.

May God comfort you husband, son, the entire family, the church of God, all member of your work place you left behind and many other whose your life had blessed.

Sleep in peace at the bosom of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Adieu madam Yemisi.

We love you but Christ loves you most.

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ANOINTED BUT NOT APPOINTED YET: EMPHASIS ON TRAINING AND DEVELOPING FOR QUALITY LEADERSHIP.

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ANOINTED BUT NOT APPOINTED YET: EMPHASIS ON TRAINING AND DEVELOPING FOR QUALITY LEADERSHIP.

David the shepherd boy was caring for the 🐑, just minding his own business when he was called. The prophet chose him out of his seven elder brothers to become the king of Isreal.

What’s interesting is David didn’t go to the palace the moment he was anointed. He didn’t step into leadership that day. He went back to the shepherd’s field.

When God give you a promise there will always be a waiting period. What we do while waiting will determine whether or not the promise would come to be.

David was Anointed but not Appointed yet. He had to go through the season of proving and testing. David understood this principles,” to see promises come to pass, you have to keep travelling steadily forward. You have to do the right thing when no one is watching you. You have to be your best, thank God even though the door is not opening.

Month after months, David took good care of those animals- making sure they weren’t attacked and destroyed. His father didn’t even invite him home the first time prophet Samuel came searching. His brothers made fun of him. He didn’t let all that burder him. He didn’t feel bitter. Rather,he kept travelling forward.

After David defeated Goliath, King Saul became jealous of his achievements. Saul chased David through the mountains and the valleys in the wilderness. Yet David didn’t hurt Saul when he could have. He wasn’t impatient with God. He knew clearly,if he keeps moving forward in the necessary process of training and developing, then God will take him to the throne at His “Appointed” time.

Thirteen years after David was “Anointed”King Saul died in the battlefield and David ascended the throne. Amen!

Time may fail me to sight other examples: Moses was” Anointed” but had to wait forty whole years just tending Jethro’s flocks,then bagging his heroic”Appointment” with a corresponding responsibility.

Also, Joshua though”Anointed”early enough, but had to wait on the sidelines serving as long as Moses’ ministry lasted. Yet when”Appointed” was instrumental in climaxing the noble cause of” entrance proper” into the promise land.

Lastly, one of the most thriving penticostal churches in Nigeria today was started in a campus room with less 20 people, but has today hundreds of thousands of membership in the country and beyond. The founder and the General Superitendent, a man with an uncommon vision and passion for soul winning was”Anointed” just was David, but with no ceremonious “Appointment”. At least, not immediately. Yet he moved forward steadily through the”Training and Developing processes. Today pastor W.F Kumuyi of the Deeper Life Bible Church is an authority figure with the emphasis to Christian work and Leadership!

You’ve waited for those dreams and expectations to materialize. You have waited having been” Anointed”, chosen and ordained by God. However,as each day passes by,it seems just farther away from reality. Hang on right there! Remember you didn’t achieve the “Anointing”just by human efforts in the first place.

So when next it appears you are waiting longer time, just know it’s not after all vain. Many thanks!

© Aneke Jude

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