When You Die, Will They Be Right? III.

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DATE:
Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

THEME:
When You Die, Will They Be Right? III.

MEMORY VERSE:
“…I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.”
Judges 16:20.

TODAY’S TEXT:
1 Kings 13:21-22.
“And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD thy God commanded thee, But camest back, and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place, of the which the LORD did say to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no water; thy carcase shall not come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Yesterday, we noticed that charity is good and rewarding, only if it is done genuinely and carried out for the glory of God, and not for a show of affluence or iIl-gotten wealth. Moreover, been a philanthropist, do not guaranteed a place in the kingdom of God, except holiness is your watchword.
However, aside persons that died smiling and philanthropist, many accolades are shower on ministers or servants of God, when they die. It is believe that such a highly placed individual in the scheme of spiritual things, is automatically going to heaven. It’s a fact but not the truth, for there is possibility of falling from grace.
Meanwhile, our today’s text talked about a young prophet, despite all his exploits for God’s glory, he fell into deceit and his ministerial journey was terminated abruptly. So also, Samson did not know, when the Lord departed from him.
Conclusively, dear friend in Christ, let’s watch and pray, so that what people will say after you, can be true of you. Ensure a daily check of your fellowship with your Maker, so as not to fall from grace.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
By the Lord’s Mercy and Grace, I will not fall from grace.

PRAYER POINT:
Loving Father, your word is Yea and Amen. Help me to remain standing in the truth of your word. And give me Lord, the grace not to fall from Your grace in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

See you next year!

When You Die, Will They Be Right? II.

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DATE:
Monday, December 30, 2019.

THEME:
When You Die, Will They Be Right? II.

MEMORY VERSE:
“For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.”
Ezekiel 18:32.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Ezekiel 18:27-28.
“Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
In the opening of this series, we observed a cultural believe, which opines thus; “When you die smiling, you are going to heaven or you are seeing heavenly figure(s) already.” Well, there may be a bit of truth in this believe, if such a fellow is a genuine child of God. Rather, such smile can be of earthly joy of having family members around at such a crucial time in one’s life.
Another, position supported by this people is that, “All philanthropist when they die, are going to heaven irrespective of their believe or religion.” Therefore, when such dies, the community will be agog with mixed feeling of sorrow and of joy. Sorrow because of the good deeds, and Joy because of where they believe, the fellow is going.
Frankly speaking, not all philanthropist are genuine, there are ritualist, men and women who amount wealth through voodooism, by extension using charity as cover up.
Finally beloved in Christ, generosity is a virtue, which is expected of every heavenly minded individuals, and their reward is with God. While a man who indulge in ritual killing, no amount of his wealth to charity, can save his soul, except he repented and live a righteous life.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will patiently wait on God, till my faith produce a bountiful harvest.

PRAYER POINT:
Faithful Father, help me to remain faithful to my calling. And give me the grace to live a genuine Christian life till the end of the time in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

When You Die, Will They Be Right? I.

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DATE:
Saturday, December 28, 2019.

THEME:
When You Die, Will They Be Right. I

MEMORY VERSE:
“For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.”
Ezekiel 18:32.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Psalms 23:4.
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Many years ago, while growing up in the village, I observed that when someone dies, the villagers will spread the news of how the person died, such as the posture, facial expressions, manner of death and so on, with that we get to know how an individual died, even when you are not present at the time of death.
Meanwhile, when an aged person died, the concern is mostly about the facial expressions of the dying person, such as smiling or frowning. And when he or she died smiling, the people will conclude that the person is a good person and that he or she is going to heaven.
Well, the truth be told that such smile, may not be because of heaven’s case been settled, but that of earthly happiness of having the friends and family around at the time of death.
Furthermore, well beloved of God, do know that heaven awaits only the saints and not those who smile, dance or sings while dying.
In conclusion, the scripture says, *”Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.”*(Hebrews 12:14). Holiness is the only key, that open the gate of heaven. And without holiness, if one dies singing, dancing or smiling, such a fellow cannot make it to heaven. May you not miss heaven in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will die at my post, putting on God’s whole armour strong.

PRAYER POINT:
Father Lord, you know the ending from the beginning. Oh Lord! Please help me to live and die in holiness, that I may enter into my eternal joy in heaven in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

Your Tongue And You. IV.

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DATE:
Thursday, December 26, 2019.

THEME:
Your Tongue And You. IV.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.”
James 3:13.

TODAY’S TEXT:
James 3:9-10.
“Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
In the last part of this series, we saw that taming the tongue is a great task, it is one of the exercises that requires discipline and divine support or grace from above. And that the tongue is capable of setting the whole body on the hell fire.
Meanwhile, James further explained that, the same tongue we use to appreciate God, should not be use to depreciate our fellow men, and not to forget that they are God’s little photocopies.
More so, as genuine children of God, our spring’s product must be blessings only and not with curse, for such things ought not so to be.
Furthermore, our memory verse reveals that, a wise man who is filled with knowledge, is known by his speech. His conversation is seasoned with grace and blessings.
In conclusion, the scripture says in Luke 6:45, *”A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”* Beloved, with Christ Jesus in your life, you too can produce good fruits; of blessings and grace. Embrace Jesus fully today and you will be glad you did.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will hold onto my anchor. And I will produce good fruits for my Maker and Savior.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, in your mercy, purge my heart from every evil works. And let my heart be filled with love, blessings, joy, peace and abundance grace now and always in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

Your Tongue And You. III.

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DATE:
Saturday, December 21, 2019.

THEME:
Your Tongue And You. III.

MEMORY VERSE:
“And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.”
James 3:6.

TODAY’S TEXT:
James 3:7-8.
“For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Yesterday, we discussed about the tongue been so little, and just like the little wheel that is used in controlling Ship at sea, it has the capability to move the whole body forward or backward, lift it up or pull it down to total destruction.
However, uncontrollable tongue speaks of self, it boast of personal achievement, it utter words of destruction and make heart weary. And it is worth noting that anyone that boast is categorized into the class of workers of iniquities.
Meanwhile, our today’s text revealed the difficulty of taming the tongue, for it is greater and cannot be compared to the difficulty of taming the wild beast of any sort.
In conclusion, our memory verse declared that our tongue is a fire with the capability to defile the whole body and send it to hell. A pointer to the fact that, if care is not taking, the tongue can ignite great fire of death to the careless life, leading to hell and destruction. May you not be careless in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
My tongue will build up lives. For my tongue will not send me to hell.

PRAYER POINT:
Gracious Father, help me not to be careless with my tongue. Oh Lord, give me grace to build lives around me with my little tongue in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

Your Tongue And You. II.

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DATE:
Friday, December 20, 2019.

THEME:
Your Tongue And You. II.

MEMORY VERSE:
“How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?”
Psalms 94:4.

TODAY’S TEXT:
James 3:4-5.
“Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
In the last part of this series, we saw that tongue has a lot to say about an individual. And that, if any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man.
However, our today’s text liken the whole body to a large Ship at sea, which is driven or control by a small wheel. That as small as the tongue is, it drives and control the whole human body.
Meanwhile, our memory verse reminds us, that as many that speak to destroy others, to confuse others, curse or speak negatively about their neighbors, are all workers of iniquities.
Conclusively, although the tongue is little in size, it has the capacity of taking the whole body forward or backward, up or down as the case may be. Beloved, let’s not forget that all workers of iniquities, has no place with God in Eternity, but an unending punishment.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will not boast of any ability but of God’s grace and strength.

PRAYER POINT:
Father Lord, help me not to boast of any ability of mine. But always speak of your grace and strength available for me in Christ Jesus in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

Your Tongue And You. I.

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DATE:
Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

THEME: Your Tongue And You. I.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”
Ephesians 4:29.

TODAY’S TEXT:
James 3:2-3.
“For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
There are many ways to tell of a man or a woman maturity, background, exposure, believe, pedigree and wisdom. One of which is his or her speech, do know that what comes out of a man’s mouth speak a great deal about him.
Meanwhile, our today’s text gives a hint on who a perfect man or woman is saying: _” *If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man,* and able also to bridle the whole body.”_ This connotes that, ability to mind our speech is a step in being perfect.
However, Apostle Paul through our memory verse, admonish us as followers of Christ, to ensure that no corrupt communication proceed out of our mouths, but good words for the edification of souls and to minister grace unto the listener.
Finally, how often do you consciously examine what comes out of your mouth? Does it edify lives, minister grace to the hearer or glorified God? Don’t forget that, what comes out of your mouth, says a lot about you. Therefore, consciously examine your heart on daily basis, for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks (Mathew 12:34).

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
My tongue will not betray be. I will speak to edify and minister grace to the glory of God.

PRAYER POINT:
Father in heaven, help me to be perfect in my words. Let my words, oh Lord, be seasoned with grace, peace and mercy, that your Holy name be glorified wherever I find myself in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

Forgive To Be Forgiven. III.

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DATE:
Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

THEME:
Forgive To Be Forgiven. III.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.”
Matthew 5:7.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Luke 6:35-37.
“But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
In the last part of this series, we saw that forgiveness, has to come from the depth of our hearts, not just by saying, *”You are forgiven, but must be as a result of spring of mercy rising from the depth of your hearts to refresh a dried and dying soul with grace and joy.”*
Meanwhile, our today’s text admonishes us to love our enemies, to do good all people, to be merciful as our God is merciful. Judge not, condemn not, forgive and you shall be forgiven.
Furthermore, the gospel of John chapter 3 verse 16, expressly declared the unfathomable love of God to mankind, by giving His only begotten Son to redeem human race. Beloved in Christ, this feat came to be through God’s mercy by forgiveness of our sins, while we were yet sinner.
Conclusively, Jesus, the son of God has made a full and complete payment for our sins. Jesus offered to be a sacrifice that the wrath of God may be appeased, and the punishment we deserve, Jesus bears for us all. So, as children of the merciful Father, let’s show mercy and we shall receive mercy also.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
My bowel is full of Mercy and Grace to forgive all wrongdoings.

PRAYER POINT:
Merciful Father, let my bowel be full of mercy. And help me to show mercy to all irrespective of their sins colours and languages in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

Forgive To Be Forgiven. II.

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DATE:
Saturday, December 14, 2019.

THEME:
Forgive To Be Forgiven. II.

MEMORY VERSE:
So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
Matthew 18:35.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Matthew 6:14-15.
“For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
In the last part of this series, we observed that forgiveness is the ability to pardon, to waive any negative feeling or desire for punishment of an offender. And that God desires forgiveness of all sins always and at all times.
However, our today’s text revealed that, if we forgive men, women, young or old their sins, God’s mercy will locate us also.
Furthermore, our memory verse, expose us to an important aspect of pardon, which brings about genuine forgiveness of sins, this is the forgiveness from the bottom of our hearts.
Finally, when you do this, you will forgive and forget that it ever happened. And in that measure, your father in heaven will forgive you also. May you have the grace to forgive and forget all offenses against you in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
By the grace of God, I will forgive and forget all trespasses against me.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, help me to forgive my offenders from the bottom of my heart. That I may be forgiven of my numerous sins against you in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

Forgive To Be Forgiven. I.

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DATE:
Friday, December 13, 2019.

THEME:
Forgive To Be Forgiven. I.

MEMORY VERSE:
“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”
Matthew 6:12.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Matthew 18:21-22.
“Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
A question was once asked about acceptable number of times to forgive our offenders and the person that asked the question was so quick to proffer or suggest answer to the seemingly puzzle, he presented by saying, _”Seven times,”_ but Jesus replied by saying; *”Until Seventy times Seven.”* Invariably, Jesus instructs us to forgive our offenders always irrespective of the crime committed or number of time involved.
Furthermore, the scripture in Mathew chapter 6 verse 12 present to us the condition to receive forgiveness our own sins from God. It is, *”Forgive me oh God, as I forgive those that offends me”* and in other words, we are saying, *”Don’t forgive me, if I don’t forgive others,* simple as that.
Finally, to forgive is to pardon, to waive any negative feeling or desire for punishment. May you have the grace to forgive and be forgiven in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will forgive, I will not hold back any sin against anyone.

PRAYER POINT:
Merciful Father, in your mercy, give me with the grace to always forgive those that sins against me, as you desire in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.