Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Second Time.

I grew up knowing God, oh I love being available for anything that has to do with the work of God but towards the end of my secondary school education, I embarked on derailing journey. 
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I had a boyfriend who we call 'future partner' then, I'm really smiling remembering this future partner saga. We had this relationship for 5 years, it didn't started out as an ungodly relationship until after the second year I think, that is when i became a married single, I'll go to his school to perform the duties of a wife and still a worker in the house of God. This article is long but please try to read on.
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Fast forward to the 5th year, the relationship hit the rock in a very painful way, I was embarrassed in public, was detested, rejected and what have you (that's story for another day), I was frustrated and as if that was not enough, I had financial issues at home and schooling became totally difficult that I almost dropped out. 
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Thank God who still had mercy on me and used my pastor who refused to give up on me to get me a job while schooling so as to support myself, many then did not know I was working and schooling and so they felt my waywardness had stepped on higher by not being in school many times. I assumed a fatherly duties and began to have ungodly relationships in a bid to be loved and accepted by someone.
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The more I do this, the farther I am from God, all these relationships did not work despite my ability to perform wife duties! I did not wait for the second to the last relationship to crash before I bowed out as I already saw it coming, there and then I realized I was going in circles, no happiness, no peace, I was just filled with anger and bitterness. 
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I then cried back to the God I had deserted a long time, the One that saved me even when death was asking for my life and yet I did not go back to His merciful arm but now I ran back and said:
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Lord I need to feel the touch of Your hand
Your will for my life I want to understand
Lord forgive me like only You can
For your the God of a second chance
Lord I'm tired of the way that I am 
In Your love I want to live and stand
To adhere to Your every command
For You're the God of a second chance
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Chrs: Show me
All of my wrongs
Forgive me
And make strong
Oh Save me
Restore my soul
For You're the God of a second chance
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This God forgave me totally, cleansed me and made me a new being, gave me a second time, I decided never to look back and kept asking for grace which He gave me. Even when I had a godly relationship that almost turned ungodly and my past was not accepted, despite the pain, He made me see the better part of the breakup, that is why I appreciated him for leaving so that I can completely find myself in God.
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What state are you right now and you think He cannot accept you, what is the cause of this anger and bitterness that has taken away your peace and happiness, why is everything looking dark for you at the moment, why is your life going in circles and no headway, what sin are you struggling with even when you are a worker in Church? 
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I am here to tell you today that Jesus is ready to accept you the way you are and recreate you in the way He wants. I did not return to Him for the sake of husband but He gave me the best man as a gift.
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The devil has come to do nothing than to steal, kill and destroy. He wants to steal your happiness, kill your purpose/destiny and destroy your soul, will you allow him? 
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There is no better joy than the joy of Christ, I have tasted both and I know the best that is why I'm also inviting you, you are not too bad for repair, He sees you as treasure and not trash, would you join me to sing this song as you genuinely accept Him? 
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I’ve wandered far away from God,
Now I’m coming home;
The paths of sin too long I’ve trod,
Lord, I’m coming home.
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Chrs: Coming home, coming home,
Never more to roam;
Open wide Thine arms of love;
Lord, I’m coming home.
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He will forgive you if you are ready. This is the day of salvation.



By Oluwatoyin Aremu.

Monday, 20 August 2018

REVELATION THROUGH PRAYER.

"That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret, that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men in Babylon; then was the secret revealed to Daniel in a night vision, then Daniel blessed the God of heaven" - Daniel 2:18-19
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Mysteries or secrets concerning a matter or person cannot be known through calculation, prediction or guesses, it only comes through revelation from the One who knows the deep and secret things.
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At times, God in His mercies reveals secrets to a man without his prayers, but that's on rare occasion. If you do not want to perish in life contend for revelation concerning the situation of your life, who you want to marry or about that problems you're presently facing.
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Getting revelation over a crucial matter of one's life requires time. Tarry in the place of prayer until He reveals it.
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However, you need to plead for God's mercy to make known certain secrets or mysteries.
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There are some certain mysteries that can never be revealed if you do not ask for God's mercy because some families have been condemned to judgment. Their ancestors had done great evil which is speaking vengeance over their life.
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If you're from an idolatrous, polygamous, witchcraft or evil background, you need the mercy of God for certain mysteries to be revealed when you pray.
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God reveals things to the one that prays. The more you pray, the more you discover; the more you pray, the more you recover and the more you recover, the more your breakthrough manifest.
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What are the deep and secret things in your life that you do not know? Could it be over that long standing problem, health issue, delay, family trend or what have you?
Plead with God in mercy to reveal it to you so that you can know what to do. For everyone that ask receives and for everyone that seek finds... (Matt. 7:8).


By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

Friday, 17 August 2018

A Gift Box.

Everyone loves gift be it male or female. You know how you feel when you hold a well neatly wrapped gift box addressed to you. The anxious feeling of wanting to know what's inside is much and hurray it's opened with goodies.
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Do you know that our life is just like that gift box? Many are refusing the gift because of how it is addressed, you desire to have what's inside but do not reckon with it nor accept the way it is addressed, you love the gift but not the giver.
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This gift box is sent to you with the inscription 'Be Saved' and inside are all stages of life and how to go through them, your purpose, all good things needed including that marital aspect you desire so much.
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Now, I'm not saying it won't come with challenges, sure it has that but the good news like I said in the preceding paragraph is that it also comes with how to go through those challenging times.
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This morning is another opportunity to pick up your gift and then take another step of trusting Him to lead you. Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.”
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These powerful verses teaches us that God will help us with the unknown if we'll obey the known. He has promised to direct your path if you'll regard His opinion in ALL your ways. So if you want God to help you with difficult decisions in your life, then seek out God's will for every area of your life and don't forget you cannot know this will except you're His.
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Your gift is waiting!


By Oluwatoyin Aremu.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

It Is Possible.

"I have gone very deep into sexual escapades, I don't think I can stop anymore because the more I decide to stop, the more I find myself in it. Even if I stop, is it possible to start a new life again"? - Anonymous 
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These and many more are questions I've been receiving and I'm here by His grace to tell you, yes it is possible to stop and be new again.
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There are no two ways to this problem than returning to God who alone can help you to stop this habit and make you clean again. The arms of flesh will fail, you cannot solve spiritual matter with physical solution and sex is actually spiritual. Yes it is more than the physical because there is a connection of soul and blood in the process, this is why you need to return to God.
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This is not a matter of I usually come out for altar call, this is more of a yielding heart to God and Holy Spirit. How? Let's consider some few steps to total healing.
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1. Admit it: You have to firstly admit that this is a problem and you need help.
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2. Make a decision to change by giving your life to Christ who alone can help. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9). No matter how deep you think it is, He is ready and willing to accept you. 
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I am a living example, I once thought relationships comes with sexual activities too so I allowed it. I wasted years I ought to use for His kingdom to pursue immoralities, I almost paid with my life even when I make attempts to stop. 
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I find myself more into it but the good news is; when I came back to him truthfully and totally, He accepted me, re-programmed me and made me new. Quote me, He made me BRAND NEW. Even my body became new, because old things have passed away; behold, all things became new!
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3. Make His word your daily food, Psalm 119:11 says 'Your Word have I hidden in my heart that I may not sin against thee'. Seek Him through prayer and meditation to improve your conscious contact with God. I remember using sticky notes to write out bible verses that can help and pasting them on my wall, you can adopt such method too. Pray and break all soul ties formed through premarital sex.
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4. Attend a Bible believing church, seek counseling if need be.
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5. Yes you may be ashamed of the sin, don't let that shame become one of Satan's weapons to keep you trapped. 
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Secrecy is often a Christian's biggest enemy. While confession can bring freedom and release, be accountable to someone who can help to lift you up in prayer or encourage you. 
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Don't let pride and shame destroy you, choose a confidant that you can be honest and open with. Be sure to choose someone of the same sex please! Preferably, choose someone that has some spiritual maturity in their walk with Christ and who has a helpful and non-condemning spirit.
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Lastly, avoid temptations, do not put yourself in a situation to be tempted, end all ungodly relationships, watch where you go, what you read or think and if need be change your friends.
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Stop feeding the fire of sin, a simple change of habit can do wonders in keeping you from temptation.
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God bless you.

By Oluwatoyin Aremu

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Relationships and Destiny.

We all have a destiny, an assignment to be fulfilled, a particular glory assigned for your uplifting but some things can affect it, part of which is relationship.
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The person you choose to spend the rest of your life with can make or mar your destiny, believe me. We shall consider some types of relationships that can affect your destiny.
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1. Relationship with an unbeliever
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The Bible warns against being unequally yoked in 2 Cor. 6:14. That verse simply means, “Don't become partners with those who reject God." Once you confess Christ and accept Him, you move from darkness into light, you become a city that is set on the hill. Hence, entering into a permanent seal with someone still in darkness will only do more harm than good.
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2. Relationship without God
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Yes, you're both believers but did you involve God from the beginning? A good believer in your eye may not be the good choice God has for you and may alter your destiny.
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3. Sexual Relationship
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'Marriage is honorable and the bed undefiled' (Heb. 13:4a) A relationship involving sex is obviously not getting a thumbs up from God and sex still remains a powerful tool in the hand of the devil to thwart so many destinies.
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4. Self imposed relationship
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It seems waiting for the right person is going to be forever, hope deferred is now making the heart weak and you go for your own choice. This is really a costly mistake, ask those that are in this situation, if they will tell you the truth, they will tell you its hell. Let God take the lead so that your choice won't destroy you.
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5. Rushed Relationship.
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Rushing into a relationship to avoid 'loneliness' or 'singlehood' or because everyone around you seems to be in one is another thing that affects some destinies. Do not allow anybody to make you do what you are not mentally, emotionally, financially and spiritually prepared for. Many promising relationships are destroyed for lack of intelligent foresight, misplaced ideology about male/female sexuality, and abuse of human intimacy. Never rush into a relationship or you will rush out but remember you can't be the same again going out!
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6. Unseen Relationship
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Yes, they exist. These are more of spiritual bondages, spirit husband/wives, masturbation, pornography, sex dreams and the likes are all connections that can destroy your glorious destiny.
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This is not just an article, it is an awareness for prayer, to discover and recover whatever you have lost. You're going to cry and say Father, deliver me, remove me from every relationship known or unknown that can destroy my destiny, set me free and help me to follow your lead always.
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This is a serious business, you need to pray that prayer so as to enjoy your destiny, enough of devil playing with your life, it is time to take back what the devil has stolen from you.

Inspiration of:
Oluwatoyin Aremu