yashabh this Xmas Hi Guys, I have often wondered about my purpose in life , why some things did not work out well for me , why my decisions or lack of making decisions were stagnating then I read John 15 from verse 1 to the end. And WOW !
The word for today and everyday is ABIDE (a-bid'): Old English word signifying progressively to "await," "remain," "lodge," "sojourn," "dwell," "continue," "endure"; The Hebrew and Greek originals in most frequent use are yashabh, "to dwell"; meno, "to remain." " Before we read this text lets agree on some principles. God is good, his words are so powerful every letter in his book means a whole lot ! There was a time the bible to me was just a medley of words intertwined with spiritual and factual stuff, some made sense and some just did not .I even concluded at a time that the bible quite contradicted itself, mind you I was a Christian then. As time went on I realized this was far from the truth, Lord have mercy . At my firm where I work, when we prepare proposals we attach legal appendages that straitly set out the rules of engagement .how the relationship should work. Man ! those things are complex communities of language, a real BABEL to the unlearned. Only lawyers can decipher that stuff. Always read the fine print they say. Then comes along the bible, the word of God 2 Tim 3:16 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; NASU INSPIRED by GOD ! not your God, cos your understanding of him might be limiting but the GOD, the real mccoy, the real deal. Try to watch Discovery on DSTV and check out any series on deep sea exploration or astronomy and it will scare you to realize that if the God of Jesus really is and sweet cakes !lord have mercy! he is the God that made this whole existence then you better recognize. There are wonderful things down there in the oceans not to talk of out there beyond the Stars,but Jesus is quite clear on something else, eye hath not seen nor ear heard what God has prepared for those that love him.? ?In my father?s house are many mansions if it were not so I would not have told you? Period. statement of truth. This should explain the difficulty of trying to interpreting the Bible by unspiritual Christians seeking for truth , right ? Wrong. Dead wrong. Try this take any legal document with all the mumbo jumbo therein, funny how they mix up king James version language in those things. Herein , hitherto, etc Lets say like your Tenancy agreement of your place of domicile if you own a rented apartment. Get a good dictionary like websters .Translate every word therein into plain English and read over about ten times. Feel like a lawyer yet ? This is what I am discovering about God?s word . What kind of God would write a manual for his product and then make it difficult for them to read and understand it ? Definitely not the same God that says stuff like this (?John 3:16 For God so loved his world that he gave his only dearest Son that whosoever is interested in believing in him will not go to hell forever but will live forever in Heaven with him?). All through that wonderful book is also this continous message. ?abide in me, sojourn in me ,dwell in me, await in me , endure in me, cry in me,marry in me, have a business in me, resign in me , get a job in me ,fall down in me, die in me ,get reborn in me, hang out in me, get high in me, give in me ,exercise in me, pray in me, speak in tongues in me ,do miracles in me ,get confused in me etcetera etcetera . Whatever you do just yashabh! in me.? Pick up your bible by yourself and ask the Holy Spirit , the helper, the comforter the spirit of truth to lead you .Read the text for today John 15 1 to end. Some doubting Thomas may say I don?t think I have the Holy Spirit Luke 11:13 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? KJV Some other guy may say that I have the Holy Spirit but I find myself judging folk , I think I may be becoming hypocritical.I feel I am becoming ?SPIRI? (Nigerian word for Christian geek) and I don?t want to be ?SPIRI? My dear brother or sister.praise God the seeds of revelations are coming to fruition in your life! you are approaching critical mass .Getting ready to form the real VOLTRON. Chrsit Jesus defender of Humanity ! About to explode into JOY unspeakable ! 1 Cor 2:15-16 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. KJV Ask him, that is what he is there for John 16:13-14 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. KJV Have a blessed shopping week. Adeche Text :John 15 read it. It is da BOMB! 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