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"...What good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?" Matthew 19:16

 This was the question a RICH YOUNG RULER asked the LORD JESUS. In other words he is asking what can I do to have eternal life?
Most times we assume that riches is the ultimate accomplishment in life. We assume that when we become rich, all our problems will be solved. This is mirage. Some play the lottery, some labor from dawn to night in quest for a better life we think more money will afford us. 
But here is a RICH, INFLUENTIAL, YOUTHFUL LEADER asking about ETERNAL LIFE! Why is he asking this All important question? Because regardless of the riches and influence, he knew he didn't have ETERNAL LIFE! He had riches and influence but did not have ETERNAL LIFE! He was religious. He was a morally sound young man but he knew deep down within his soul that he was not saved. He was a lost soul. He had everything money could buy but he didn't have ETERNAL LIFE! 

And so he swallowed his pride, took time of his busy schedule to seek for Jesus, so as to ask Him, how he may obtain Eternal life. He was more than willing on this day to address the state of his spiritual life! And he went in search of an answer, he went in search of Jesus Christ!

When he found Jesus, he received answer to his question. Jesus Christ the LORD is the answer to your quest and eternal questions! Money is not the answer! Lottery winners end miserably! Millionaires commit suicide! Money can be an answer to physical and material needs but not THE ANSWER to your spiritual need and most importantly ETERNAL LIFE! ONLY GOD through Christ is the ANSWER!

Bottom line, Jesus the answer told the rich young man to give up EVERYTHING and follow HIM (THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE, THE ANSWER.)

The Lord asked him to give up his idols (his riches became his idol), give up his sins, religiosity and come follow HIM (the Messiah, the Savior). You want ETERNAL LIFE, that is what you need to do!

What became of this young man, we don't know! Only eternity will tell! All we know is that he went away sorrowful because he had so much trust in his "great possessions" he could not stand the thought of giving them up for ETERNAL LIFE!

Somehow, he could not afford to give up EARTHLY LIFE for ETERNAL LIFE!

But simple math could have helped him! Earthly life is worth 70 or 80 years if you live that long. 

Eternal life begins from when you surrender your life to Christ into eternity that will last not  for 1,000 years, 10,000 years...but forever in heaven. 

DO YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE?

Mike Odeh Jun 24 · Tags: eternal life
I am saying this, because I have observed in many of the churches, Pastors and other leaders of congregations allow members to do anything the feel like, gave people key positions in the church who are not Spirit filled. There are areas, you can give members to be responsible for, even if they are not Spirit filled.But there are special positions that can not just be given out to anyone. Only those who are Spirit filled or the ones that are commited and seeking the face of the Lord. I want to also say that God is not for play. You can't jump up and say let my friends or family run this in the church, if the have the qualities that I mentioned early, then of couse, key responsibilities can be given to them in the church. We got to forget about not making people to feel bad or pleasing them. And lastly, these members should be preached to most times about their Spiritual growth or messages that will stire them up, so that the will not continued to be confortable with their sinful lives. Let us know that church is about enternal Life Hell! People play all the games, tricks and every other thing in the whole World and the are tired, and the come to God house, then the want to do the same thing. We are in the last days, therefore, we need leaders who will stand up for the truth, nothing but the truth! 

God is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship in Spirit and in truth. John 4:24

George Wion Jun 8 · Tags: stand up.
Many people feel that they can live any kind of way, and still be a truth believer. Absolutely not.

Friends, let us not fool ourselves, because this God, is not like man. He knows all about you and I, our thoughts are all in His hands. He cuts off every branch in us that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He trims clean so that it will even be more fruitful. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

John 15: 2, 4 & 5.

George Wion Jun 8 · Tags: bear fruit.
Good morning friends!

I just want to remind you and myself not to be slothful, but rather stand for what we believed.

Diligent effort helped the heroes of faith to inherit the promises of God. Hebrews 6: 11-12 tells us to show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: and that we should not be lazy but rather be imitators of those who through faith and patience inherited the promises. And I like the statement that was made by Bishop Gospel Osei-Tutu, and I quote: There is no promise in the bible for a lazy person whether natural or spiritual except poverty.

Jesus called the lazy, wicked and slothful and demanded that they took the talent from him and give them to the diligent. This is contrary to what the world believes. The world would take from the diligent that has and give it to the lazy that does not have. In all labor, there is profit and Jesus is about productivity (Matthew 25:14-30). 

George Wion May 11 · Comments: 1 · Tags: weak., lazy
If we are bornagain, and spiritually grown or matured, let us get out there and win souls that are lost. One thing that will help you and I grow, is to see people experience what we have! For those of us who just got bornagain, we can begin by sharing our testimonies and urge people to come to Christ. I believe we will have lot of people turn their lives to Christ. And this will help us to develope, cause we have to be an example to them, and not only that, but we will need to study the Word of God, so as to answer questions they may have or explain things that they may not understand. And  doing that will help you and I greatly. When we are serious to win souls, the Lord will bless us and let His fresh anointing over our lives! The Holy Spirit was given to us so that we will become witnesses (Acts 1:4-8, Luke 24:47-49).
George Wion Apr 28 · Comments: 1 · Tags: wining souls!
Let us learn to grow and stop been children who lack endurance. Pain is painful and no one enjoys it. However, children because of them not being strong and developed cannot deal with pain as the matured person does. That is why they cry more than the grown ups. Christians who lack endurance or longsuffering are not matured or well grown. We are called among other things to suffer for Christ and until you develope or grow up you will be offended at Him (Philippians 1:28-29).
George Wion Apr 28 · Tags: strong, mature
Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest!
Life is a burden without rest, hence the needs to be relieved of our various burdens.Often times we mistake circumstances around us as burdens, but the truth of the matter remains that most of the unfavourable situations around us are prompted and orchestrated by a burden of Sin . This of all the time past and present remains the Mother of all other burdens. Looking at your situations which you may have given divers nomenclature can only amount to distraction and lost of focus. IF YOU DEAL WITH SIN YOU HAVE DEALT WITH EVERY OTHER CHALLENGES!
HOW do we deal with sin ? This actually is the need for a burden bearer. For the fact that the burden of Sin cannot be thrown away just like that AND THAT IT CANNOT BE BORNE BY HUMAN you really need some one like a Savior at your aid. Therefore it takes deliberate actions of dropping off and conscious casting of burden upon Jesus Christ to be free from sin.


"The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon." 
Judges 7:20

Gideon ordered his men to do two things: covering up a torch in an earthen pitcher, he bade them, at an appointed signal, break the pitcher and let the light shine, and then sound with the trumpet, crying, "The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon! the sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!" This is precisely what all Christians must do. First, you must shine; break the pitcher which conceals your light; throw aside the bushel which has been hiding your candle, and shine. Let your light shine before men; let your good works be such, that when men look upon you, they shall know that you have been with Jesus. Then there must be the sound, the blowing of the trumpet. There must be active exertions for the ingathering of sinners by proclaiming Christ crucified. Take the gospel to them; carry it to their door; put it in their way; do not suffer them to escape it; blow the trumpet right against their ears. Remember that the true war-cry of the Church is Gideon's watchword, "The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!" God must do it, it is his own work. But we are not to be idle; instrumentality is to be used-"The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!" If we only cry, "The sword of the Lord!" we shall be guilty of an idle presumption; and if we shout, "The sword of Gideon!" alone, we shall manifest idolatrous reliance on an arm of flesh: we must blend the two in practical harmony, "The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!" We can do nothing of ourselves, but we can do everything by the help of our God; let us, therefore, in his name determine to go out personally and serve with our flaming torch of holy example, and with our trumpet tones of earnest declaration and testimony, and God shall be with us, and Midian shall be put to confusion, and the Lord of hosts shall reign for ever and ever. 

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over  all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19.

I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even geeater things than these, because I am going to the Father. John 14:12.

Dear bornagain believers, the Lord has given us authority over all the power of the enemy.

And just imagine, all of the wonders and powerful work He did, He say to you and I, greater work we will do, if only we believed!

"If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. " John 14:14 

There are scriptures upon scriptures that emphasize the relevance of prayer. Scriptures upon scriptures that assure us what God can do when we pray! 

Why do we not pray then?  Or do we pray and pray amiss?  If we are really praying, our lives, families, churches and society at large will reflect that!  The presence of God will be evident in our lives, souls will be genuinely saved in our churches, marriages and children grounded in the love of Christ! 


"If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. " This is the Lord Jesus speaking!  He is God, unlimited!  VERY CAPABLE! 

The major thing that stands out in this promise made by the Lord of lords is ANYTHING IN MY NAME! The Lord will not answer any prayer that is not in His name! Asking in His name means praying according to His word!  Asking in His name means praying according to His will, and His word is His will! 


Believers are "praying". But are these prayers in His name?  Are these prayers according to His word and will? Are these prayers not in our own name or the Pastor's name? Are these prayers not rooted in our own desires, emotions and selfish ambitious rather than according to His word? We pray in the name of our emotions!  So instead of asking the Lord to save the Soul of our perceived "enemies " we ask the Lord to kill them. We pray in the name of our selfish ambitions!  So we fast and pray not for abundance of Christ in us, not abundance of His power so we can be effective ministers of the gospel!  We ask for abundance of money and material things so we can show off!  Three days fasting and prayer just so you can have a "breakthrough " in your finances not your spiritual life! No fasting and praying for lost Souls! 


When you go to some churches, you can see Believers really "praying " from their head to toe!  Maybe, that is all there is to our prayer life! Public prayer, making a show, no personal private one on one time with Christ! 


"Public prayers" have its time and place! But I'll rather call it corporate prayers not public prayers!  Corporate prayer is the type that took place in the upper room!  Believers hand in hand praying for the outpouring of the power of God through the Holy Spirit!  Praying according to the Word of God!  Insisting on the kingdom to come!  This is corporate prayer! And this prayer is very effective!  Believers praying in one accord for God to pour Himself out through His Spirit! Praying for lost Souls!  Praying for revival!  This is the lost art of the Church: Corporate prayers! The upper room kind of prayers! 


I write this to challenge our hearts to action!  I am personally seeking for genuine believers who have the willingness to pray for others salvation, healing and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our generation! The Internet has made things easy for us to pray corporately without being in the same room! 

If you are interested in this let me know!  


Mike Odeh Mar 21 · Tags: prayer
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