LOVE AND HATRED

LOVE and HATRED:
Hatred, like a wound is as an engraving upon the soul.
As the wound engraves a mark upon the body, so does hatred engrave strife within the heart.
As it grows into a sore, so does hatred build a fortress of animosity, of pain, of grief and of hopelessness, being helpless in your situation, and not having or knowing anything to do about it nor have a feasible solution to the situation.
As a sore attracts flies and other insects, oozing out the pores, so does hatred attract insults, repulsion, detest and casting away. It affects your attitude and cause people to avoid you with a passion.
It takes the sincere caring of the heart in love to tend the wound, disdaining the foul and odorous emissions, and to administer treatment in a bid to effect healing.
Without this, the wound remains, with the pain, the shame and the ridiculousness of it all.
If you need to be rid of this wound or hurt as the case may be, you need to show some love for yourself as well as for others.
Likewise, if you need to forget a wrong, you need to approach it with love.
If you need to be happy, you need not hate.
If you need to forget anything or anyone as the case may be, you must not hate.
If you need to live in peace with everyone, you dare not hate.
Everyone or everything you hate remain engraved upon your heart.
In order to show love and affection, you need to eschew hatred and learn to accommodate or live with various idiosyncrasies. These are peculiar to the individual as it is even to you.
If others are wrong, have you ever asked yourself if you could ever have been wrong? What are your own peculiar idiosyncracies?
Maybe, as you see others, so they see you. So, who will make the world or the society a better place to live in?
I think you should take the first bold step to eradicate hatred, lay the foundation for forgiveness and build a lasting structure which is grounded in love.
Develop the attitude that you have a lesson to learn from every novel situation. Whatever hurt you bear helps you to have a better understanding of the person, teaches you a lesson and helps you to become a better person.
Let go of the seed of hate, cast it out, and with faith, embrace the virtues of Christian living, develop the spirit to forgive, to forbear and to forget – always ready to smile and make a new start.
If you need to be happy and to live in peace and harmony all around you, embrace LOVE!!!

Remain blessed,
Bola.

Rising Storm

Sometimes God closes all doors and shuts all the windows. During those times, think that there may be a STORM outside and He wants you kept SAFE within. Be Positive.
Remember the days of Noah, how he was detested, mocked and abused. He maintained his focus on doing the will of God. He completed the building of the Ark and when the storm and the rains were to come, he was shut up in the Ark all through the period.
And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. (Ge 7:17)
What is it that you are passing through that you think your situation is out of the ordinary? What are you facing that others have not passed through?
Could it be as demoralizing as the case of Job who, despite his predicament affirms “I know that my Redeemer liveth and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth” (Job 19:25).
Can it be compared with the dehumanizing case of Paul, who suffered so much during his sojourn on earth? (2Cor 11:23-30)
Learn from them. .  .
1Co 9:24 says that we should run the race that we may obtain. I pray for you. . . May you obtain mercy, may you receive grace, peace and prosperity in Jesus name. . .
Maintain your focus with FAITH. . .
Heb. 12:1 compels us to lay aside every weight (problems) and the sin which easily beset us, and, run with patience the race that is set before us.
Every weight you bear slows your speed in a race. It takes you longer to arrive at the finish line. You have to contend with hanging on to the weight so it does not drop off. You concentrate on the weight or load instead of the race before you. . . Many do not make it to the finish line.
He who bears the weight of grudges, murmurings, hatred, disgust, anger, frustration and the like will find it difficult to achieve happiness, peace and love which we all crave for. They bear the yoke of being unhappy because they care much about the words or actions of other people.
Shed the weight! Press on towards the goal of eternity and I assure you that your life will be a testimony that “Weeping may endure for a night but JOY cometh in the morning” (Ps 30:5-6).
The dawn of your morning is just a few moments away. . . Endure it. . Fight it through. . . Never give in to the devil. . Your relief comes during your waking moments. . . . I Congratulate you in advance. . .
I look forward to witness you sharing your testimonies with thanksgiving by the time you wake up in the MORNING.
It shall be a new dawn of prosperity with the echoes of new songs on your lips in Jesus name. (3John 1:2)

Remain blessed!!!
Bola.

A Call For Repentance

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2Chro 7:14)

As He had been in the beginning, so He is now and so shall He remain forever. . . His arms of judgment remain steadfast. Though, He gives time for repentance that He may be justified when He speaks and clear when He judges. (Ps 51:4).

Pharaoh contended and perished in the sea which he set up to trap the Lord’s chosen.                       (Ex 14:28; 15:4).

Herman was hanged upon the gallows which he raised for Mordecai. (Est 7:10).

Nebuchadnezzar was condemned to the wild by virtue of his attitude, pride and arrogance           (Dan 4:33-37).

Gehazi lost his place for greed and disobedience. (2Ki 5:21-27).

Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. were buried alive because they did contrary to the will of God, raising up a strange fire.       (Num 16:19-40).

Ananias and Saphira died for greed and deceit. (Acts 5:1-10).

The list is endless. . . You will say that is in the past. . . What about today:-

  1. Someone sank a whole vessel loaded with Bibles and he was sunk before he was able to celebrate, even at the pinnacle of his success.
  2. A country ruler purposed to trade a whole country to a religion which was not according to God’s chosen design and his life was cut short in the prime of his days in the morning of the day he was to sign the deal.
  3. A terrorist leader followed the same path, he slept and never woke up to see the hour he was scheduled to sign the deal. He was buried unsung and his memories perished with him.
  4. A country head of state became intoxicated with power that he devised transitional strategies to succeed himself. He was however lucky because he applied his heart unto wisdom. He studied the lives and administrations of his predecessors, He was able to discern the handwriting on the wall and overnight, before the Angel of vengeance caught up with him, he quickly stepped aside. Today, his riches are being squandered by opportunists who give him false hopes of victory at future elections. He travels the globe in search of a cure for an ailment which otherwise could have been managed within his country had he sustained the health for all agenda of his electioneering/ acceptability campaign. He is not too free to travel or move around any of the cities without armed escorts for fear of insecurity. That was the way he built up the country while he was the head of state. Now he himself lives within the chaos he has put in place.
  5. A field Marshall and head of state who lived a life of cannibalism and despotism was pulled down within a day by the hands of God through an external army and he fled into a strange land. He fled and was banished. He never returned home till he died.

*So funny that some would provide shelter to people whom all religions preach that such should be condemned and stoned to death in the outskirts of the city (Lev 20:27)

What baffles me is that despite the condemnation of certain acts by virtually all religions of this world, some religious sects or states still find a place to accommodate such despotic tyrants in the name of political asylum.*

What is this world turning into? Is this God’s design for the world?

It is time to search within you. What do you do and you think no one sees? What attitude do you exhibit and you think you are the best of all? What thoughts do you harbor and you think you can translate it to actions without anyone questioning you? . . . .

The Bible says “Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye, shall he not see?

He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? He that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know? The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity. (Ps 94:8-11)

Ps 130:3 says “If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?”

While you think no one sees, the silent judge of all creation has already passed judgment on you and the effects have started its manifestation in your life. – Please read the book of Exodus 22 as well as Deut. 27.

There is always a repercussion for every act of omission, commission or negligence. May the Lord open the eyes of your understanding!

The reason you are not dead today is because God has graciously and mercifully permitted you an extra time for repentance.

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.  (Pr 3:7)

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.  (Ps 34:14)

Can’t you see and discern the handwriting on the wall? Maybe we should try to interpret it for you. ..

  1. Are things not working out for you?
  2. Do people hate or detest you?
  3. Are you being deprived of your right of place?
  4. Do you have feelings of insecurity and death?
  5. Do you experience nightmares and sleepless nights?
  6. Has confusion set in upon you?
  7. Do you dwell in a state of restlessness?
  8. Has anger and bitterness taken the best of you?
  9. Do you feel inferior in the midst of your peers and colleagues?
  10. Are you experiencing delays in marriage.
  11. Do you meet with disappointment at the point of your success?
  12. Are you battling with issues of failed promises? . . . . . Etc. . . .

Hmmm!!! . . . “The evil that men do live after them” – Shakespearean times but in this day an age, “The evil that men do live before them” and passes on to their future generations – i.e – live after them.

How do you cope when you have to see your children bearing the repercussion of your past actions?

How would you feel when you have to be reprimanded for any shameful act or offense in the presence of your family? – Wife, Children or Sibblings?

I shiver at what your answer might be – that is if you are a man of conscience and with dignity enough to acknowledge your faults when it glares you in the face.

It is time to seek the face of the Lord in all circumstances you live to experience.

Pr 16:17 says “The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul”.

Locate that highway, follow it and you shall have escaped from the alley of sin, evil and death and progressed onto locating God and preserving your soul.

Sin sends us far from God and the benefits of being under His grace but by His mercies and by our truth, our iniquity is purged and when we begin to fear and reverence the Lord of Hosts, the spirit man in us causes us to depart from evil

 “By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil”.  (Pr 16:6)

I see you struggling to take that bold step right now. . . It is not by power or might but by the grace of God!

Ask for His grace in prayer, building and making your resolve to flee from sin.

It might be difficult but not impossible.

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May the good Lord set your feet firmer in the faith in Jesus name – Amen.

 

Remain blessed.

Bola.