The Beginning of Miracles


The Beginning of Miracles

His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. (John 2:5 KJV)

God speaks and he deserves to be heard and obeyed. It is a very cruel act to disobey God or be hard hearted towards God. We need to referentially understand this to apply and comply. To be hard heart is to shut one’s heart to the Word or promptings of God, to ignore or neglect the nudging of the Spirit to align with His leading. We need to avoid any occasion that instigate one against The Lord. Beloved be wise.

As Believers; and God being Invisible, we only interact with God by His Word. It is our hearing and relying on the Word spoken to us by God that makes our relations with God real and existent. No one can claim relations with God without the evident reliance on the Word of God. Indeed, what makes anyone a Believer; is the reliance on the Word of God by such a person.

It is important to mention that, one’s belief in God without reliance on the Word of God makes one an unbeliever. We must understand this. One cannot claim belief in God and not rely on God’s Word. True Believers are not those who believe God is, (exists) rather those who believe (rely) on the Word of God thereby validating their belief that God is. This is the key.

The Bible says something of note in this regard, “Do I hear you professing to believe in the one and only God, but then observe you complacently sitting back as if you had done something wonderful? That’s just great. Demons do that, but what good does it do them? Use your heads! Do you suppose for a minute that you can cut faith and works in two and not end up with a corpse on your hands…The full meaning of “believe” in the Scripture sentence, “Abraham believed God and was set right with God,” includes his action. It’s that mesh of believing and acting that got Abraham named “God’s friend.” (James 2:19-24 MSG). We cannot claim belief in God without doing what God says. One in essence denies God when one disobeys, disdains, scorn or treats His Word with contempt. This is good for our comprehension.

We need to take God at His Word and for His Word, God is very serious about every Word He speaks and would not hold anyone guiltless that neglects, disdains or ignores His Words, He sees it as unbelief.

The Bible says, “Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing? Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all? Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it? Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy? (Amos 3:4-8KJV)

God does not speak for fun beloved, “So don’t turn a deaf ear to these gracious words. If those who ignored earthly warnings didn’t get away with it, what will happen to us if we turn our backs on heavenly warnings (Heb. 12:25MSG)

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God is not Slack III

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. (Psalm 121:8 KJV)

Salvation is the keenest of God’s interest towards Man. God greatly delights in the Salvation of Man: He is occupied, consumed, passionate, eager etc. by this interest.  Oh! How God is greatly delights in Man’s Salvation. Akin to parents’ passionate interest in the success and wellness of their children, so is God consumed about the Salvation of every Man.  We need to gain this eagerness of God, embrace the same for our goodness sake and (also) forbear to impede anyone from Salvation rather facilitate, expedite and motivate every Man’s awareness of this boisterous interest to satisfy God’s keenest pursuit.

God desires that ALL men be saved.  About this God’s consummate interest, Paul said to Timothy; “The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live. He wants not only us but everyone saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we’ve learned: that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. Eventually the news is going to get out. This and this only has been my appointed work: getting this news to those who have never heard of God, and explaining how it works by simple faith and plain truth. (1 Tim. 2:1-7 MSG). Notice what Paul said about God, “He wants not only us but everyone saved”.  We need therefore, in our quest to satisfy God, share with God, the importance of our personal salvation, embrace the notion, value it to the delightsome intent of extending same to others to the exhilarating delight of God. 

Oh! How important it is to God that we (all) be free from all holding and hardship of the adversary…the devil. It is in the context and content of God’s priority interest that God in Christ would venture to nurture all men to the saving embrace of God’s grace including those that other men would consider not so deserving of salvation. Zacchaeus was a notable and notorious sinner in his community; he was tarnished and tainted, a sinner! About him and his encounter with Jesus the Bible recorded; “When Jesus reached the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house.”  So Zaccheus hurried and came down, and welcomed Jesus with joy. When the people saw it, they all began muttering [in discontent], “He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a [notorious] sinner.” (Luke 19: 5-7 AMP).To the muttering and discontent of his people who had implied and are obscured by his being not deserving of God’s salvation, Jesus retorted; “Today salvation has come to this household, because he, too, is a [[b]spiritual] son of Abraham;  for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:9-10 AMP).

Beloved, the Cup of Salvation is God’s invitation to ALL Men to participate, partake, and share, in the glorious release from all adversities and adversaries. God is interested in our wellness and freedom. He just wants us WELL. This is His Cup (of Salvation) revealed and represented by our Lord Jesus Christ extended to every man that everyone who believes in Him should be saved. (John 3:16-17 KJV).

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God is not Slack II

And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. (Gen. 16:9 KJV)

It is a mystery why God told Hagar to return to Sarah her mistress. Mystery is not misery. It is tenable and plausible to perceive God as a God of mystery but God is not behind the misery of anyone rather He makes mysteries from the miseries of anyone who encounters Him. It is error and the clandestine deception of the wicked to replace God as the punitive author of the miseries in the World or the local life of anyone rather I know this, God can in His mysterious ways make “lemonade from the lemons” of life’s imperious experiences. Yes God can.

Mystery is not an event or thing that is unknown; rather it must be unveiled to be understood. Whereas others may be perplexed and paralyzed by the witty, winding and often deviously perceived twist of Mysteries, a man of understanding with notable calmness having gained the truth that the unexplained complexity of mystery is occasioned by the covert need to secure the subject from wreck less interruptions and disruptions its apparent visibility may attract. This is the Wisdom of God.

In essence, Mysteries are hidden truths meant for people who would dare to “raise the veil” to gain the pleasure of its woven texture. Praise the Lord!

Paul said, But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” 1 Cor. 2:7-8. We could see clearly if truly we understand from this scripture that God by mystery, even the hidden wisdom ­does work to the end that none of the princes of this world would know, and God may accomplish good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself.

Unlike the Mystery of God’s will; the hidden or covert wisdom of God’s misery is the calamity occasioned by man’s extremity to please himself outside the divine plan/will of God for him (man). Misery (not Mystery) is the natural outcome of man’s extraction of himself from the Wisdom by which God works His plan in man’s life.  

The Bible says this of man, “There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes.”  (Romans 3:11-18). Notice what the Bible says, “Destruction and misery are in their ways…”  

Beloved, God surely does work in Mysterious ways to perform His wonders; there are no miseries in His ways. What anyone may perceive or adjudge as “miseries” should be God at work, His covert effort to preserve His doings to the end that the princes of this world may not know what God does.

God had asked Hagar to return to Sarah to fulfill God’s covenant with Abraham in Ishmael being circumcised as a descendant of Abraham.

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God is not Slack

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Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. (John 11:21)

The incidence and threat of death is the most crippling offense to living beings. It is the tool of extreme vengeance and the silencer for hateful strife. Death is just so insidious to the living. The Bible referenced the fear and grip of death as horrifying and its pain troubling when it says “The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.” (Psalm 116:3 KJV)

Death had walked into the home of Lazarus; and him being killed, “…many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.” (John 11:19 KJV)  That is the far and wide effect of death. No one regardless of number (notice; many of the Jews came…) could reverse the effect of death. Everyone was haplessly helpless except for Life…Praise the Lord. And when Life showed up and death bowed out.

Beloved, we have a great and exceeding heritage in Christ; He came to free us from the threat and effect of Death; that we being delivered from this enemy may serve God without fear. Jesus said, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” (John 10:10-11 KJV).  

Jesus came to void and null the threat and effect of death in our lives if we believe. This is central to our faith in Christ. Consider what Jesus said; “I am the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, relies on) Me [as Savior] will live even if he dies; and everyone who lives and believes in Me [as Savior] will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26 AMP)  We must believe this to inherit it.

Death is prevalent and it is the end of all flesh when there is no Life but thank God; Jesus said, “And this is the will of him that sent me, that everyone which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:40). How true and eternal those Words are…I will raise him up at the last.

Now about this fact, The Lord was not slack in the case of Lazarus as some count slackness…Bible said he abode two days still in the same place where he was. (John 11:6 KJV) not for tardiness but that the Son of God might be glorified. God will be glorified in all our lives and circumstances in Jesus Name. Despite what other termed slackness Jesus said, “Thy brother shall rise again. (John 11:23 KJV)

Death hath lost its sting and hell its power as Life is released by Christ Jesus to everyone who will believe. Let us hold firm our believe to the end knowing that God being faithful will not come too early or late but will come on time that God may be glorified. God will be glorified in all our lives in Jesus Name.

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Secret Place

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91:1 KJV)

The most tragic event in the life of man (as God’s creation) is his banishment, expulsion, dismissal from the presence of the Holy God. Sin evicted man from his domain and man became a fugitive, miscreant and alien to the relations and interactions of God. 

About this fallen man, the Bible says, “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved at heart.” (Gen.6:5-6 AMP).

To be great is indeed a great and noble achievement but definitely not as God observed of the fallen man. Man being cast and expelled from the presence of God became great in doing wickedness. Man became so obnoxious, abhorrent and repugnant that God “…regretted that He (ventured) had made man on the earth, and He was grieved at heart.”  How little man (even now) knows about his deplorable state and the urgent need for salvation, a washing, cleansing and regeneration to become luminous (full of light and emitting light) again rather than opaque, impervious  and as the Bible called man…”For ye were sometimes darkness…”  (Eph. 5:8). We must all become aware of the loathsome and despicable nature of the natural man that we must cry and desperately seek to extract oneself from such stock of brazen vanity to inherit the glory of the Saints in Christ who shine as light in the darkness of the World.

In God’s bid to restore and manage His interaction in a grand plan to help, redeem and restore man instituted the construction of the Tabernacle among the Israelites in their traverse through the wilderness; the portrait of a people and their sojourn that God would call His own through their faith and reliance on Him.   God said, “…And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.” (Exo. 25:8) “And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by my glory.” (Exo. 29:43)

Because man had become fallen and so plummeted, “The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: “for thou charged us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it” (Exo.19:23) and about the Tabernacle constructed to symbolize the presence of God among the people, there was installed a veil to control and limit man’s access to the Most Holy place which is the presence of the Holy God, “…thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy”  (Exo.26:33)

It was this vail that was removed by the sacrificial death of our Lord Jesus Christ; “For by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified…Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. (Heb. 10:19-22) This is the greatest and all surpassing door ever opened…that man may approach God without restriction, recourse or regret; having boldness…let us draw near and dwell in that secret place of the Most High

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