Land line or Mobile phone?

As a young child I remember the phone booth, where people queue up to call and reach out to their loved ones and business associates.
The average citizen could not afford a telephone in his home and the telephone booth was one of the few means of reaching out to people some distance away.
At such booths, there’s an attendant who keeps things in order and serve the public.
Such is not the case anymore. No one would queue up to make a phone call anymore, thanks to the mobile phone.

Reaching out to God was indeed like the telephone booth.
People would have to go to the temple to meet the priest, who in turn would atone for there sins before God in the Holy of holies.
Like the land line before the mobile phone, It seemed good at the time until we got a better offer. Jesus literally gave each person in humanity a mobile telephone.

After his death on the cross, the veil in the temple, that very veil that separates the Holy of holies from the people and make it sacred, for priests only.
That same veil was as torn from top to bottom, granting free access to God, through Jesus alone, for all who believe.

With this mobile phone (salvation) we may make calls to God (prayer) as much as we want, as often as we please because it’s pre-paid. Yes Jesus already paid for it with his life. What privilege!

This seems to have always been the plan of God. To reach out and be known by his people on a per person basis. Consider the following scriptures from the book of Exodus.

19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of pri­ests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the chil­dren of Israel.

19:17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.

20:19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

Thus for fear of their lives, they appointed a middle man between they and God and rejected their priesthood.

Jesus came to restore the priesthood to mankind,
1Peter 2:9 But ye are a cho­sen generation, a royal pri­est­hood, an holy nation, a pe­cu­liar people;
He came to restore relationships and bid us to tell all people about his mobile phones (salvation).

Unfortunately, we may decide to appoint a mediator in our pastor or priest or church doctrine, by idolising or holding on to doctrine in contrast to the scriptures, or we may go to God through Christ.

We may also decide not to use our mobile phones, by rejecting the salvation of God.
We may decide not to keep the mobile phone charged, for making and receiving calls (prayers and quiet time).

The choice indeed is ours but the mobile phone (salvation) is always within reach and accessible. In fact it has been given to us. Let us make full use of this opportunity.
For how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation.

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One way only

God help us.

#thePrivilegeOfPrayer#

Dr. P

Allow me to introduce myself

“I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no oth­er gods before me.” Exo 20:2-3.

Isn’t it worthy of note? That God asked Moses to prepare the people to meet him, through a series of rituals over a number of days.
Then he comes down on the Mount in a thick cloud of smoke with thunder and lightning and introduces himself for the first time directly.
Establishing direct communication with each individual in Israel, intending to make them a nation of priests.
After this introduction, I am the Lord thy God, the very next thing he says is this, Thou shalt have no oth­er gods before me.

We may categorise this as part of the famous 10 (which it actually is), without any significance to which was mentioned first. After all, they had to be mentioned, may as well start with any of them, or we may choose to believe God is not one to just do things without reason or any pattern in particular.
I choose to believe God isn’t that careless about when he says what he says. If he mentioned that commandment first, then really it had to be considered first.

Thou shalt have no oth­er gods before me.
God is a jealous one, and he doesn’t mince words about it. If on his first meeting, he says have no other gods, we may as well take it seriously and X-ray the temple of our hearts to see what other gods are there co-occupying the space, like the god of the Philistines (remember, he lost his head).
gods could be our careers, academics, finances, relationships, possessions, wealth, beauty or comeliness, etc. They can’t be exhausted.

Let’s us observe that God didn’t say ‘though shalt have no other gods “instead” of me’, he said ‘no other gods “before” me.
You love God, good, but do you love those more than he? Or as much as he? Do you adore ‘stuff’ more than he? Jesus asked Peter ‘do you love me more than these?’ and again and again till Peter said something more than ‘yes’. He’s asking you the same question, he’s asking me as well, Do you love me more than _____?.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matt 6:33

Let us decide who occupies the temple of our hearts and remove other gods before our God. It’s an all or none law brethren. We may give God our all or he’ll have none of it.
Remember, he gave his all for and to us. Let us do likewise.

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I gave my all on the cross

Be blessed.

#IamThatIam#

Dr. P

Avra Kehdabra

Old Aramaic, meaning – I will create as I speak.
From it the magicians coined their favourite “abracadabra”.

I often imagine, when God said “let their be light” (Gen 1:3), what language did he speak? Couldn’t he have used gestures or just imagined things into being? Did he have to speak?
What were his thoughts right before creation?
Did he say to himself, Avra Kehdabra, I will create as I speak. And with the words of his mouth did he create all there is, until he ‘made’ man (interesting), in his image after his likeness.
Man fell short of his glory, yeah, but he was created with God-like qualities. Yeah, that’s right, the quality of speaking things into being.
Gen 2:19b and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoev­er Adam called ev­ery living crea­ture, that was the name thereof.
You can’t call a thing without speaking, can you?  And whatsoever Adam called was the name thereof.

The God quality to create as we speak has been given to man, truly to you and I. We are told God speaks of things that are not as if they were. This is not madness or delusion. God knows the power of speech and utilizes it. Do you?
Remember, words can start wars and more importantly can prevent wars.

With the mouth, blessings are said, Gen 48:3-4, And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me, And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and mul­ti­ply thee, and I will make of thee a mul­ti­tude of people; and will give this land to thy seed af­ter thee for an ev­erlast­ing pos­ses­sion.(emphasis mine).
Gen 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and mul­ti­ply, and replen­ish the earth.(emphasis mine).

And curses too, Gen 9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.(emphasis mine).

With the mouth Joshua reversed a law God put in place and seized the movement of the Sun Joshua 10:12b—13a, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed.(emphasis mine).

The free gift of God, salvation cannot be obtained without speaking. Roman 10:10b and with the mouth confes­sion is made unto salvation.

The list is endless, shall we go on to speak about prayer?, setting decrees and ordinances?
I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of the Lord, make the most of this power latent in you. When others say there’s a casting down, rather say there’s a lifting up. When others curse, rather bless. When others swear, praise.

Truly brethren, there is power in your tongue. Let us therefore use it to bless, to pray, to create and bring glory to God almighty.

#IwillCreateAsIspeak#

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Speak positive

Dr. P

The cave Adullam

1st Sam 22:1-2

David therefore de­parted thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his fa­ther’s house heard it, they went down thith­er to him.

And ev­ery one that was in dis­tress, and ev­ery one that was in debt, and ev­ery one that was discon­tented, gath­ered them­selves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

This indeed is interesting. Got me wondering, is there something about Adullam that made them go down there? If so, why didn’t they go all along? Or was it because David was anointed king? If so why didn’t they go to him bef

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ore now? Then I realised, it was the complementary effect of the anointing and the cave, each unable on its own, to result to what happened down there, but together is dynamic in its effect.
Let’s go back a bit, to when David was anointed.

1st Samuel 16:13
Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

The Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day, like the Holy Spirit did upon most of us but the discontented men and the men in distress didn’t come to him. No they didn’t, not until he went down to the cave of Adullam.

According to Holman Bible dictionary, Adullam means ‘a sealed off place’.
Yeah, something separated, set apart, sanctified.
David was anointed, yes, but no one cared. Neither his family nor the people in dept. He went back to his duties after that, despite the Spirit of the Lord upon Him. His brothers disregarded him (1Sam 17), and couldn’t care less about an old prophets declaration of him being king.
The story isn’t quite the same after David set himself apart, after he went to the cave. His family (brothers included) heard it and joined him, then the people in distress and in debt and discontented, men of the low-life.
They went down to be with him and from these ones a great army to be reckoned with were made. Men of valor.

Is the Holy Spirit upon you? Have you sanctified yourself? Lift up your eyes and behold, the harvest is ripe. Discontented men are all around you, men in debt and in distress. Lift up your eyes and see.

#Annointed and Sanctified#

Dr. P

Unusual

About John Zachariah (aka John the Baptist )
Luke 1:15b
and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even before his birth.
Luke 1:41b
Elizabeth’s child leaped within her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 
Luke 1:80a
John grew up and became strong in spirit.
The above scriptures blows my mind

David said in Sin did my mother conceive me.
But not for John the Baptist
He was filled with the Spirit from before conception.
Conducted Holy Ghost ministration on his mother while in the womb.
And to confirm the infilling, there was no other filling after birth. He rather grew strong in the Spirit.

Don’t know about you, but I think I’ll start praying for Holy Ghost infilling for my Children, just like John. For even before Zachariah went in to his wife, the angel said he will be filled before his birth.

#word#

Dr. P

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