BOOK, RIVER AND TREE OF LIFE – Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Revelation 22:1-2 KJV

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

[2] In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

What we read in the very last chapters of the book of Revelation is very refreshing. We see the pure river of life and the tree of life again. These were only present in Eden when we read Genesis some years ago. 😊

This means that what God intended in the very beginning is what will remain in the end. 🤔.

That status of the garden of Eden, where nothing was harmful and all was peaceful, shall be restored.

And only those who have managed to ink their names in the Book of Life, will benefit from the River of Life and the Tree of Life, and the same shall see Eden’s restoration. Those who would be denied access are sorcerers, fornicators, murderers, idolators, liars, etc (v15)

But for the blood of Christ, none of us could even dream of making this pass, but now we can.

As we conclude our chapter-by-chapter study of the bible today, after over 3years of daily study, I urge you to develop a very intimate relationship with God, so we can all meet someday by the Tree of Life. 😊
Have a blessed day.

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ONLY FOR A SEASON – Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Revelation 13:7 ESV

Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation.

John the apostle, saw a beast come out of the sea, and just like all the creatures mentioned in this book, this beast has very striking physical features. Even more was what power the beast was given.

Though not of God, the beast spoke with such authority and was ‘given’ power to make war with the saints and to overcome them… but only for a time; “42 months,” as John would record.

Powers and authorities that are not of God can NEVER overcome the saints of God for the rest of time. Whatever power they may seem to have over you may only be for a season. No wonder Paul the apostle encourages us to persevere to the end. (Heb 12:1-2)

No matter what the situation, please do not give up on your faith and what you hold on to. Always remember that the power of the first beast is only for a season.
Have a blessed day.

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THE REAL vs THE PHYSICAL – Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Revelation 12:3,9 KJV

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
[9] And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Though the Book of Revelation tells us of what is yet to be, snippets of it give us a little more detail of what has already happened. One perfect example is this account of the woman and the dragon in chapter 12.

In a study bible I used years ago, some comparison was made between what manifests in the physical and what actually happens in the spiritual, for any given situation. We see Jesus born in a manger and how they escaped Herod, but what we don’t see is the real deal in heaven.

We don’t see how the enemy was lurking around prior to His birth. We don’t see how he waged waged war in heaven to have access to the infant king. The battle was first won in the realms of the spirit.

It is important to consider a spiritual approach to most issues first, rather than judging by what your eyes see. A lot really happens at that level. No wonder Paul would say, “he that is spiritual judges all things.”
Have a blessed day.

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INCENSE – Fri, Apr 07, 2017

Revelation 8:3-4 KJV

And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
[4] And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.

I liked the smell of incense in the office of my school headmaster when I was a little boy. Today, whenever I smell incense, I remember Mr. Nkrumah and all the nostalgic moments sitting in his office brought to me.

Many people have questioned the use of incense even in modern day worship. People have argued that incense has lost its significance and is needless in our worship today.

Well… in John’s visions of what is to come, he still sees a rendition of the ancient practise of burning incense and goes on to confirm that its offering presented the prayers of ALL the saints upon the golden altar. Now this is worth meditation!

Your prayers are presented to God as sweet smelling sabre, holy and acceptable unto Him. Don’t go finding demonic undertones to its use either. You may not see it or know it, but the more you pray, the more ‘smoke’ you produce in the heavens. 😎.
Have a blessed Friday.

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A MARKED PEOPLE – Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Revelation 7:2-3 KJV

And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
[3] Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

In my opinion, this scenario bears a lot of resemblance to what happened on that night at Egypt when the door posts of the Jews were marked with blood.. the passover night

That night when God decided to spare some people.

John’s vision of what is yet to come is also spotted with a ‘marked people.’ Unlike that of the passover, this group will include people of all races. That is refreshing news!

No matter how much evil, calamity or chaos will arise, there are and will always be a marked people of God, who will survive to declare his glory. Whatever the economy of any nation, there are and will always be a marked people will not be affected by the figures and indices.

God will mark you for success if only you believe in Him and are willing to to give yourself to Him. Shake yourself out of all the ‘wahala,’ you are already marked. You are in white robes, waving palm fronds (v9).
Have a blessed day. 

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SEALS REVEALED – Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Revelation 6:9-10 KJV

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
[10] And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

John focuses on the Seals in this chapter… seals that could only be opened by the creature that seemed most helpless amongst all the creatures mentioned in the Book of Revelation,  lamb that has been slained.

The fifth seal obviously caught my attention today probably because of what it revealed: the souls of those slain for God’s sake.

I kept wondering and asking why these souls were waiting at a designated place and crying for vengeance.

Then thoughts of the concepts of Paradise and Purgatory kept rushing into my mind. Whatever this particular seal signifies/foretells, one thing is certain… that the souls of those we hurt may cry against to God seeking vengeance.

This is not only scary but also a fact. There’s no need to purposely damage the image of others, malign or slander. Sometimes the effect of these are worse than death itself. Let’s be very thoughtful when it comes to how we treat others.
Have a blessed day.

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