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I came across a guy yesterday while picking up groceries for my family!

Approached me in the middle of the store, and asked for my audience to share something important quickly! He came across as someone wanting to share the gospel of Christ and I was excited at the boldness of a "fellow Believer " to share the gospel of Christ in the middle of the store!

And then he asked me if I have heard about "mother god" and refered me to  the book of revelation, where scripture says, " The Spirit and the bride..."

And he went on to say, the Bible is talking about salvation through someone else..." 

I was like in my mind, "holy molly" what is this guy talking about! 

And I said to him have you read John 14:6, " Jesus said to him, I  AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE,  NO ONE  COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME." Done, case closed.


He now switched to the day of fellowship, it should be Saturday not Sunday. And I said I don't really care much about the day of the week Believers agree to congregate and fellowship, the emphasis should be on the IMPORTANCE AND RELEVANCE of "...Believers not despising the assembly of Brethren. " Referring him to Hebrews 10:25

Well, after failing to convince me on that,  he abruptly ended his attempt on securing my salvation through "mother god." 

My take away from that "encounter." 

1. Interesting times we live in! Salvation is not complicated, neither is God and the provision He has made for our salvation. He has made the provision why fabricate another? BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who died in your place to show you the depth of God's love for you and you will be Saved. How complicated is that?

2. Know God for yourself, otherwise, you can be  easily decieved in the times we live in!

That someone is quoting scriptures does not make them or their message legit. Test all spirits. Even Satan quoted from the Bible. People have quoted Songs of Solomon from the Bible in attempt to lure sisters into moral sins: namely fornication or adultery. 

How about some "preacher"  approaching a lady and saying the "holy spirit " said we should engage in sexual sin. Interesting times people! Guard your Soul!

In recent times all we've been hearing is GO AND VOTE,  GO AND VOTE! 

NBA players, CNN, Harry and Meghan, Hollywood "Stars and Superstars" etc

Why should I listen to you? Because you can play basketball or because you are a good singer or Actor? In my books, character trumps talent!

However, on this I've heard you and I will be voting come November, God willing for the very first time since I've been in U.S 

If nothing changes, I'll be gladly and happily casting my VOTE for your worst nightmare and nemesis DONALD TRUMP! Yes, you heard me right! Take that from someone who is VERY WOKE (Not spiritually blind, thanks to JESUS), from someone who believes in "cancel culture" ( CANCEL SIN OF EVERY KIND AND TYPE NO EXCEPTIONS, CANCEL REBELLION AGAINST GOD AND AUTHORITY).

Something about CHARACTER IS RESPECT FOR YOUR ELDERS AND AUTHORITY even if you disagree with them! Yes, there's police brutality and systemic racism! But how many of these "ACTIVISTS" have acknowledged the hardworking BLUE LIVES who are laying their lives on the line every single day, in black communities where some of us can not dare to go, so you can enjoy some freedom and safety and your lavish lifestyle? Yes, they are bad cops but you dare not muddle them together with good cops that are out there risking everything for your safety! NBA, can you WRITE A THANK YOU ON YOUR COURTS TO ACKNOWLEDGE BLUE LIVES THAT HAVE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND THOSE WHO ARE RISKING IT EVERY DAY? No!!!! Political correctness won't let you do it!

You condemn brutality by bad cops and you go out there behaving like animals, what are we talking about? 

My counsel, let the black community leaders sit down with the Police and dialog about the way forward, there's nothing dialog can't do! Tell your children and subjects to return home! Two wrongs dont make a right! Or maybe there's a leadership vacuum in the black communities!

What is it? Hate Donald Trump for who he is privately but as the President of America though he has not done everything right, let us be grateful that God has used him to do something for this country. And by the way, how many of us here have done everything right in their lives?

ISIS 5 years ago were killing people all over, making barbaric videos of it and posting it all over the internet, tell me where ISIS is right now plus their leader?

The economy under this administration was doing great until COVID-19, and if you are looking for someone to blame, call  CHINA, particularly  the COMMUNIST PARTY!

 Yes, the death toll in America is high unfortunately, but you going to blame the President, common! America is a free country and freedom comes at a price! There are different dynamics to look at for the high death rate in America,  including the fact that people got tired of staying quarantined and threw caution into the wind! 

It's also important to consider the health status of Americans pre-COVID19.

People are throwing private parties etc blame the President! In this time and age, you can only tell people what to do but it is their God given right to do it or otherwise! Put the blame on the President!

No matter what you or the law says, I believe marriage is between man and woman, you can NEVER change my view or stand about that!

In the previous administration, we know what they did in that regards! And Joe Biden was part of that administration! Is it any surprise, Hollywood is backing Joe Biden? They're pissed their agenda to promote immorality of all kinds is not flourishing under this administration like it did under Obama!

Previous Presidents were playing politics with JERUSALEM been declared as the CAPITAL of ISRAEL! Every other nation has their capital but ISRAEL shouldn't because of political correctness! Under TRUMP, DONE,  next!!!

Kim Jong-un (struggle always with that name, thanks goggle) was threatening thunder and fire, every other President in recent times were playing political correctness until this president told him America got something more powerful than what he was playing with! Where is Kim right now? Eating pork meat somewhere  and maybe drafting another "love" letter to the President instead of testing rockets, no disrepect!

Call the man anything you want, what I know is politicians are human as you , infact by the nature of their job, they all have skeletons in their cupboards! And you too got secrets we don't know about! He is racist, okay, who are you?

Black men are calling each other the N word and treating each other worst than any race could treat them, how about that? Live your life! I work on a floor where the number of colored people is very scanty, is it obvious some people don't like me, maybe, but except for Christ in me, they are people I don't like too! But life goes on!

 Racism has and will always be part of human existence! As long as no one is killing each other or depriving each other the opportunity to live, live your life! Even under such circumstances we have to find CIVIL way to forge ahead!

There's racism in China, Europe, everywhere!  The only place where there's no racism is HEAVEN!

As a matter of fact, you who is calling someone racist could be one at heart!

Black lives matter and you are out there protesting etc I hear you! My advice to the leadership of BLM is to include all the black babies that are been killed in the name of abortion every year in your AGENDA! And the thousands of black lives that are been killed every year at the hands of fellow black men! Only God knows if black lives really matter to the organizers and sympathizers of your group!

What I see that is obvious to me now is that you are just an extension of the Democratic party and the leftist agenda! You are just political mercenaries and that sounds obviously different from black lives mattering!

Listen,  no politician is clean, just like no body is CLEAN except through faith in Christ and spiritual cleansing via His blood shed for remission of sin!

And little side note: no politician or political party is worth fighting or killing for, at the end of the day they are in it for what they can get, a voter like me is going to vote to get the satisfaction I AM FREE TO VOTE FOR ANYBODY I WANT TO VOTE FOR! AND BECAUSE YOU DON'T LIKE MR T DOES NOT MEAN EVERY BODY SHOULD JOIN YOU TO FIGHT HIM!

If anybody voice their support for Donald Trump, you scream, "BOYCOTT!!!" That sounds like hate to me! And then you go online and say, please, lets stop "hate" and all your other politically correct opinion! Who is BOYCOTTING YOU because you support BIDEN?

This is my opinion, if you disagree, go to your wall and post your opinion! And if you want to "unfriend" me because of our differences in opinion,  please, "unfriend" me! We are not meant to be!

" But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.” Acts 16:28

The Jailer wanted to take his own life when he realized he was in a precarious situation. He felt alone, he felt like a failure.  In an instant he was a dependable and responsible guy and in an instant all his confidence was gone, his honor was gone when he felt he had failed in keeping safe those who were committed to him for safe keeping!

But what he felt were in sharp contrast to the reality!

Regardless, he was ready to commit suicide based on the way he felt!


That feeling of hopelessness and aloneness is a mirage! YOU ARE NOT ALONE! That was what made the Jailer change the course of his action. 

And we would soon realize, that this man who wanted to commit suicide had so much to live for!

He had a family to lead! He had a God to serve and a purpose to live for.



The Way out of the hopelessness you feel right now is JESUS! Turn your life over to Jesus and be saved and be baptized into newness of life!

Do you feel alone, do you feel unloved, are you heartbroken, been bullied, feel worthless and like a failure? 

You are not alone! JESUS can turn your life around for good even right now!

"...Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" Acts 16:30

"So they said, " Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household." Acts 16:31

"...And immediately he and all his family were baptized...and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household." Acts 16:33-34

This too can be your experience, right now!

" Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  John 3:3

In this times and season when spirituality has shot from the bottom of our priorities to the very top for some, my guess, it is important for us to converse on this topic like JESUS, The Savior did with Nicodemus thousands of years ago!

Around the world, over 75,000 people have died and gone to the reality of eternity since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. It is no surprise people are asking questions and searching for answers about God, hope etc

Nicodemus came to Jesus in the night in search of answers even when he tried to mask his burden with praise and compliments! But the LORD, knowing the state of his heart and life said to him, if you want, need or seek the KINGDOM OF GOD, you have to be BORN AGAIN! Jesus went further to say, in verse 6 of John 3,  if you want God and His Kingdom you MUST BE BORN AGAIN! 

And Nicodemus began an effort to understand what Jesus meant by this! Lets make it clear here that Nicodemus was a grown, influential and religious man! That goes to say religiosity, affluence etc CANNOT save anybody!

What does it mean to be BORN AGAIN? The very first time I heard this term as a young child I was confused like Nicodemus until I became Born again!

There are two types of birth: 

1. Physical birth through the agency of Daddy and mummy! 

2. Spiritual birth through the agency of Christ and the Holy Spirit!

The physical birth, you had no input in that! And through the physical birth, you were born into sin! Because of this, sin comes natural to all humans! As we grow, without spiritual birth our best effort can only make us moral but not spiritual! Through our physical birth we claim and form a relationship with our father and mother and then siblings depending on how many siblings you have and position as first, second born etc

Without spiritual birth, we cannot claim and form a spiritual relationship with God! And God is Spirit, according to John 4:24. And you cannot know Him and serve Him clothed in sin! Hence you need a spiritual birth! 

Now, unlike the physical birth that you have no say or input as to when, how and to whom to be born, you have an input in your spiritual birth! Spiritual birth is a choice you have to make! Some have died never making that choice! And some are still living without making that choice!

Jesus came to die for our sins to make a way for us so we can have access to spiritual birth through which we become brand new like new born baby, where we start anew with God and become His children and begin a new relationship with God that can transcend into eternity! 

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17

John 3:15 says, "...that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life."

This spiritual birth grants you eternal life! And if you stay in this relationship with God, your life will not be the same again forever! And when you die, you will enter the Kingdom of heaven where God dwells and you will be there forever!

Again nobody is going to make this choice for you! Like you choose the kind of clothes to wear and take off, you can choose this spiritual birth or just allow the devil to deceive your heart by making you feel there are more important things to do than this! When this should be the most important thing to do in your whole human life!

How can I experience this spiritual birth if you haven't?

BELIEVE IN JESUS! He gave His life to

 1. Show you God loves you 

2. To make a WAY so you can have a relationship with God and have LIFE, the real life, ETERNAL LIFE!

If you want something and someone has it, you humbly go to the person and ask for it!

Today, if you want spiritual birth and seek a genuine relationship with God ask JESUS for it right now in prayers! And because He is real and here with you right now, you are going to kneel as a sinner and rise a saint! Because,  your sins will be forgiven and you will become a new creation! 

Ask Jesus for forgiveness of sins and freedom from sin! Ask JESUS right now to cleanse you with His precious blood! Ask JESUS right now to make you a new person! Ask JESUS right now to make you a Born again!

Yours in Christ 

Mike Odeh