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Rapture: For Those Who Believe

That you are a Christian, born again and speaking in tongues doesn’t qualify you for Rapture. There are basic facts you need to know about the rapture of the church. It’s not a flight for Christians. Because some Christians will also miss Rapture. So, why would they miss Rapture?

Let’s begin to examine this topic and to give insight on why you have to believe that Jesus is coming soon.

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He’s Coming Again…Be Prepared

The thought of seeing my precious Jesus is the most glorious thing I have ever imagined. His love, the smile, the touch, His words are all coming back to me now. My Lord and savior is coming for me.

He said so in the book of John 14:3 KJV
[3] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

We are in the closing years, months, weeks, days, hours and minutes of His coming. All my thoughts are down to when I see His face. What would He say to me? I have yielded my heart to the Holy Spirit to prepare me for that day.

That day will soon come. Make no mistake about it, think of the things above only. The glories of this world is gone. There’s nothing here any more for anyone to be proud of. It doesn’t matter what you never achieved. It’s of no use now.

What matters is that our Lord Jesus Christ is coming again. My joy is that He chose me among all tribes, tongues, nations and peoples. I’m going home to be with Him.

If you never believed it’s time, I urge you to believe. This world was never meant to endure forever. The Bible told us of the end of it, and that end is now. I don’t want anything else of this world. I wanna go home. The Lord is coming for me, and all I want to do now is to prepare for Him.

 

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10 Reasons Women Entrepreneurs Excel

Do you know women are better entrepreneurs than men? It’s not about the cliche what a man can do a woman can do it better. There are proven reasons women entrepreneurs are better, and I want to show you ten of those reasons.

Businesses work as provisions to solve problems. And an entrepreneur is a solution merchant who seeks out problems and provides suitable solutions that fits that need. In other words, a business is a help to those in trouble.

And if you look between the man and the woman who is suitably equipped with the ability to help, it’s the woman. God made them the helpers. It’s their natural endowment, which pairs them ahead of the men when it comes to helping out.

This inherent gift is what makes women entrepreneurs better suited for the job than the men.

Who’s Is An Entrepreneur?

In Nigeria, when you talk about entrepreneurs, they are viewed in the same light as business people. Although, they are both involved in business, but they are not exactly in the same business. Let me explain the difference for you in the most simple way.

A business person buys a product for a certain amount, and simply markup that price and resell it for profit. He or she simply acts as an intermediary between the ‘manufacturer’ and the consumer. It’s primarily an exchange transaction, without a change in the original product.

An entrepreneur in the other hand is not primarily trading on the original product, but is more of a value creator. He or she takes an original product but adds additional value to make it more suitable for the needs of its target customers, before selling it to them. It’s this value addition that differentiates an entrepreneur from a business person.

So, when we talk about women entrepreneurs, I want you to understand the particular group of women we are dealing with here. They are not the usual kind of petty trading women, but the value creators.

Also, when it comes to business, men may seem to have an edge over women when value creation is not required. That’s why it’s necessary to highlight these unique qualities of women entrepreneurs to clarify this assertions.

Understanding Women Entrepreneurs

Let me start this explanation from the home front. Women entrepreneurs have special gifts already seen with women in the way they care for, plan and work in their daily activities at home. They are already wired that way, and that is what makes them better entrepreneurs.

I’m not trying to impress with my points, especially if you are a man reading this post. Although, my primary focus is women entrepreneurs, to help her see clearly what potentials she possess that can make her excel than the men in business. But I would like to see the men who are reading to also have this question in their mind: how are the women entrepreneurs excelling more than us?

Sometimes, with all the failures in business being discussed and highlighted to us in the news media, it creates fear that if the men didn’t succeed in it, how can the women even venture there. That’s why I’m showing you the reason women entrepreneurs are better equipped for the job than the men.

I have chosen ten of your natural endowments. I have left out any training you may have acquired. It’s to let you know that without even the trainings, you have what it takes to succeed in the marketplace of life.

Think Like Women Entrepreneurs

There’s a way women entrepreneurs think that makes them exceptional. The mindset of a woman gives an insight into how to run a successful business. Let’s evaluate what makes women entrepreneurs more successful.

Most of these values are natural instincts in women that weren’t learned or acquired through education. They just act that way normally. It’s a huge advantage women entrepreneurs have over the men. But the men can learn these values and acquire them in their business as well.

Also, some of these values are equally found in men. Although what makes it unique with women is that they have all of them in operation.

#1: Value Relationship

If there’s one thing to learn from women entrepreneurs it’s their value for relationships. While they operate business with the intention to make profit, they do not easily discard relationships. They know what’s more important than making profit now.

Learn to place greater value on relationships than on a single transactions. You can make more money today but without good relationship with your clients, you may not make money tomorrow.

Successful businesses are built on good relationships. It matters how good your relationship with your clients. Don’t just view clients as opportunity for profit. A woman would know what you want from her but still be asking you to do what she wants first.

#2: More Honest

This one is a gift for women entrepreneurs. They are innocently more honest than the men. They generally tend to play along most of the time even when they know you are not being sincere with them. They believe your lies in order to get what you promised to them.

Women entrepreneurs tend to be more honest and have less ego about their business. It’s these honesty that wins them more business in record time. Customers value honesty more than displayed expertise.

If you don’t know something, just say so. If you have the least offer just say so and help your client know how far your service could help them. It’s better to let client know what they stand to enjoy from you than manipulate them to patronize your business.

#3: Appreciate Creativity

I know that when it comes to creativity, the men are usually more pronounced than women. But in appreciating creativity women tends to do more of it. Probably because they don’t see much of it in themselves, or their ego is less in that area.

Women entrepreneurs have a greater appreciation of creative contribution. And you too should. They identify those with creative prowess in their team and gives them more role to continuously harness those creative abilities.

#4: Direct Communication

Deception is often expressed through communication, when you say what you don’t mean or what you don’t intend or have capacity to offer. Customers are deceived because rather than explain to them why the offer is not what they think, you talk them into making a purchase because you didn’t communicate it properly.

Get to the point more faster and more directly. Cut all the chase and hand your customers the right information. Marketing is not about superfluity of words, but a detailed, precise and helpful narrative to a target customer about how a product or service meets their needs in a way no other product does.

#5: Fair Negotiators

In dealing with people, you will always find yourself in some negotiations. Women entrepreneurs are good at negotiation. In fact, women in general are better negotiators than men. They can haggle over price, and they tend to get what they want more than men do.

They have the tendency to seek agreeable work team compromises, but in a way that doesn’t engineer argument. Their subtle way of agreeing and disagreeing during negotiation is a skill only women possess with grace.

#6: Emotionally Intelligent

Don’t even try women on this one. Their emotional quotient is too high. They not only express deep emotional intelligence, they also know how to explore others emotional intelligence in a more productive way.

Women entrepreneurs understand how to work with the people emotionally to build respect and cooperation. Any entrepreneur that possesses this unique skill gets more done at the workplace. People want to be engaged productively, in a way that brings out the best in them.

#7: Hyper Aware

You will be surprised how much women know. In their supposed innocence they know more than you can give them credit for. Women are hyper aware of everything that’s happening around them. That gives them the advantage to manage crisis before they even arise.

Women’s intuition is an asset in understanding and solving business problems. Their experience with raising children gives them the tact in dealing with problems and providing solutions in business, even where the problems are not well understood.

#8: More Ambitious

When a woman wants something, nothing else can satisfy. Women possess more ambitious traits than the men. They have higher drive for achievement. And that makes them more successful in business as well.

Statistically, twice the number of women want to become successful entrepreneurs than their male counterparts. There are growing number of women entrepreneurs in Nigerian now than there were some years ago. And these numbers keeps growing at an interesting rate.

Most young women are joining the entrepreneurial league and making a difference in their own way. These gifts comes naturally for them.

#9: Less Ego Blindness

Normally, women don’t always brags about themselves. They show off and that’s much like how much their ego goes. Unlike the men that likes to brag about who they are and who they know. Women have less ego blindness. They don’t think too highly of themselves. They allow room to learn something they don’t know.

Women entrepreneurs make less blunders and that’s as a result of not being over confidence and not refusing to study.

#10: Calculated Risk Taker

Risk is an integral part of entrepreneurship. But taking unnecessary risk is not advisable. That’s where women entrepreneurs shows their best trait; calculated risk takers. Their intuition combined with critical thinking makes them more likely to select risks that succeeds.

An entrepreneur need to understand and apply risk assessment in all transaction. There’s no business that doesn’t have its own share of risk. But knowing when it’s right to take the risk and hoping things turns out well is more in the DNA of women than that of the men.

Conclusion

What women lacked in strength they makeup with their natural gifts. Every entrepreneur should explore these ten reasons outlined here to properly understand the skills required to excel in your entrepreneurial journey.

If you are a woman, you can almost identify them with yourself. Even if you see them in the negative thinking, just know that there’s some positive light in that trait men sometimes dislike with passion.

Your role as helpers in marriage is more advantageous in entrepreneurial endeavors. In helping your spouse, you tend to be more observant and better positioned to lead successful with much results.

P.S. Share this with someone who need to see this. How important that is for women entrepreneurs to recognize and utilize their gift more effectively.

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Remember Lot’s Wife

I Just felt to share something that inspired me recently with you all. I was doing a study on some bible stories I was writing and came across the story of Lot’s wife. The first thing that came to my mind was, what’s the name of Lot’s wife?

I was shocked that I didn’t know anything much about her. I thought it was my error until I cross checked in all the Bible reference of her and didn’t see her name anywhere in the Bible. Even Jesus didn’t mentioned her name when He referenced her in the book of Luke chapter seventeen in verse thirty-two: Remember Lot’s wife.

Jesus used her as a reference to the story He was telling in that chapter. So, I thought, what is actually there to remember about Lot’s wife? Then, I stumbled on these four important facts. I will come back to that story of Jesus.

5 Important Facts About Lot’s Wife:

  1. Her name was not given
  2. She looked back
  3. She was turned into a pillar of salt
  4. She was preserved
  5. She wasn’t destroyed with Sodom

Do You Know Her Name?

No name was given of Lot’s wife like we have of Abraham’s wife Sarah. Although, the reason for this omission is not known, but it won’t be far from the fact that Lot’s wife was not from the same kindred as Abraham, like Sarah.

And at what time Lot married her was not given. No mention of her specifically or quote of her as we have of Sarah in many places in the Bible. Although, there’s believe that she could have been responsible for the problem between Abraham and Lot.

But there is not enough evidence to prove that beyond reasonable doubt.

She Looked Back:

Yes, this is the only reason Lot’s wife became legendary. We were not told of how beautiful she was, as we have of Sarah’s beauty. There was nothing else of note about Lot’s wife than she looked back when God said don’t look back.

The question is: didn’t she know it was God’s instruction not to look back? Was she not there when the angel said don’t look back? What type of person was Lot’s wife?

It’s obvious she didn’t just look back, she actually wanted to go back to Sodom. She didn’t want to leave Sodom. The Bible said she remembered her gold and silver which she had in Sodom.

Lot’s wife made a choice when she looked back. She had an unfinished business with Sodom. Remember that at the time she looked back, she was already outside of Sodom. It’s not just a looking back of the eyes. She went back in her mind.

The Bible even told us that all the nearby cities that had business with Sodom where all consumed along side. While they were burnt up with fire, why was Lot’s turned to a pillar of salt?

She Became A Pillar Of Salt:

I was a bit concerned with this fact about the end of Lot’s wife. Why would God chose to turn her into salt? She could have been turned to a rock or sand. Remember, it was in a dessert place.

The reason for turning into a salt was what Jesus revealed to us in His story: remember Lot’s wife. Jesus knew that what the people knew about Lot’s wife was that she looked back, and was turned into a pillar of salt. But why pillar of salt was not revealed to them.

Let’s look at salt and why it’s significant about Lot’s wife story. Salt is used mostly as a sweetener and for preservation. It gives taste to food and helps to preserve something from decay.

She Was Preserved:

Why salt? While the reason may not be scripturally proven, I only take solace in the scripture that says, if the salt therefore loses its savor it thrown to the earth and trodden under the foot of men.

Salt signifies preservation and sweetness, and that’s what Lot’s wife was, excerpt that her salt was trodden under the foot of men. Also, she was preserved from the destruction of Sodom; and as a sign for the world. For all those who are deceived by the cares of this world.

Another sign, is to the church. Lot’s wife is a sign of the rapture of the church. Jesus never told us to remember something that doesn’t have eternal value. The Bible talks about Christians who would not be Rapture in the first flight.

She Wasn’t Destroyed With Sodom:

There’s so much to learn from the story of Lot’s wife. Yet not much is known about her. I would have thought she would have been close to Sarah, since they lived together. But that never seemed to have happened.

Her destruction is also a lesson that still baffles many. The Angel never said if you look back you will turned into a pillar of salt. The Angel merely said, don’t look back. But what does that got to do with pillar of salt?

It’s an important lesson for Christians to learn from. Lot’s wife was his sweetness, but all that sweetness was gone. No wonder Lot’s life ended so miserably inside a cave. The rich man Lot died a miserable man, after impregnating his two daughters.

Jesus Told A Story On Lot’s Wife:

The title of this chapter is taken from Jesus’ statement in Luke chapter seventeen and in verse thirty-two: REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE. What does Jesus want us to remember about Lot’s wife? Let’s look at that scripture again.

Luke 17:29-33 KJV:

[29] But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. [30] Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. [31] In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. [32] Remember Lot’s wife. [33] Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

Isn’t it amazing that Jesus was talking about the end of the world. He used the destruction of Sodom to illustrate what the end would be like.

The story of Lot would never end without mentioning his wife. Although, not many positive things were recorded about her, but she was a strong pillar in Lot’s life.

The end is at hand. And once again, there’s the need to remember Lot’s wife again. Some Christians may not wait till Rapture because God would want to preserve them from falling off from the faith. So much would happen in these remaining years to Rapture.

Conclusion

I’m not surprised that we have come to the end of the age, which Jesus told us about. This is the best time to be alive in history. To those who are born again and walking in the light, it’s goodnews. But to the rest of the world, calamity awaits them.

Remember Lot’s wife now and amend your ways. The reason she looked back, waiting to return to Sodom wasn’t a thought she form that day. It was her mindset that had been formed over the years of her life. She loved this world, making it impossible to be saved by God.

Finally, instruction is your life. Jesus wouldn’t have told us He’s coming again if He would not come. And He didn’t say it would happen in sweet by and by. He gave us signs of the end. It’s not like the sign of the rainbow. This sign is in His word. If you know His word, you will recognize this sign.

 

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Why Did God Create The World?

Why God Made The World Is Gods Business? Although, I’m only going to try to find reasons for God, but at the end what He wanted is simply up to Him. I personally love what God did, and so should you. Most of this stories, details, and insight into why God created this world are all in the Bible.

The Bible is the books on the mind of God. It gives details of the what, how, when and why’s of God. Although, the Bible didn’t specifically tell us why God created the world, but it gave us enough reasons as to why He did.

There are several truths in the Bible that points us to why God created man. In the book of Genesis, the Bible only gave details of what God created. In fact, the creation in Genesis is actually a recreation of the world God had created before.

There was a world Lucifer was in charge of before his rebellion. So, the creation in Genesis, isn’t the first time for God. The question then is why? If this earth isn’t the first one, why did God created this world? Why would He keep creating the earth even after the first one was destroyed?

And the Bible even told us of a new heaven and a new earth? Which raises more concern about why God keep creating the world.

As the records are showing, this is not going to be the last earth, then there is a reason God have to have earth in existence. And that is also the reason he had to fix the problem of the sin of man.

The Bible testified that God made man for His pleasure. Even as the book of Hebrews shows that without faith it’s impossible to please God. Which also refers to pleasures. But the question is what kind of pleasures? What does God derive from creating the world?

Some are of the opinion that God created man because man is the only one that is like God. That’s not entirely true. It’s true that man is the only one of God’s creation that’s like God, but that’s not the reason God made the world. Because that’s not the reason He made the first earth.

In that first earth there was no man in God’s image. That was why God specifically said when He was creating man, “let us make man in our image and likeness”. It was a testimony to the fact that there was nothing like man in God’s image before Adam.

It wasn’t a desire for man to worship Him. God is already enjoying worship before man was made. And when Adam came on the scene God never said anything to him about worshipping Him.

In fact, The most important instruction God gave Adam, was not even the forbidding tree, but to have dominion. He gave man dominion over the earth. So, it wasn’t a desire to enjoy worship.

Then, there must be something hidden in this desire of God. The earth shouldn’t have been made for no purpose. God didn’t just waste all that six days, which is actually 6,000 years in Gods time, creating an earth He doesn’t even need. God did a thousand years work in one day. No wonder the Bible said He sees the end from the beginning.

The real purpose for creating the earth is for God to show forth His glory. And I think that’s remarkable. I know there are several understanding of the glory of God, but one important ingredient of this glory is the word of God.

And Jesus gave us a description of the word in an active form: “the words that I speak to you they are spirit and they are life”. God’s word is exalted above every revelation of His name. Even Jesus was given a name that is above every name, but not above the word of God. Nothing is above the word of God. And the reason is simple, everything that God is and will ever be is from His word.

And when God speaks, life is formed out of His spoken word. This life forms are creations. God creates things every time He speaks. Read through scriptures and you will find every time God spoke something happens.

The angels and the entire universe came from God’s spoken words. So, creation is what God normally do. And for God to keep speaking, He needed a place to put the creations of His word. He had to set things in order, so that when He speak it will be only what is needed and useful for someone.

The Bible gave us one of His characteristics as a God of order. And if you read throughout scriptures, God was always mindful of His words. He chooses His words carefully. The Bible even warned us that we will give account of every idle word that we speak. The term ‘idle’, is indicative of the trouble those words could have created.

Jesus even told us that we would have whatsoever we say. And that is not just a promise of good things, it’s also a warning of the consequences of bad things that we say. And that implies that we are in the same class as God. If we have whatever we say, it means whatever we say must surely come to pass, weather we believe it or not – even if we don’t remember ever saying those things.

The Bible told us that God’s word doesn’t return to Him void. And the earth was created by God as a place to put His words. If you have noticed, since the world began, There has not been a record of what God said that is not in direct relation to the earth. The earth is the place of His words.

And if you don’t know the importance of God’s word, then you need to know. God prolongs His life by His word. If God would stop speaking He will cease to exist. Jesus told us that God’s word is life.

Speaking the word is what makes it life. And the prophets told us concerning the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, that when He sees His seed He shall prolong His days. The seed is the word of God,

Jesus told us that. And the Bible called Jesus the word of God made flesh. And we are born by the seed of Christ. That made us the seed that is prolonging His days. We are important to God. He created this world because He needs us to prolong His days. That is why when this world ends, another one will begin. And we will live forever.

No wonder Jesus said, I have come that they might have life more abundantly, to over flowing. The life of the word is not stagnant. That is why when Adam was cut off from God, who is the word, it became possible for him to die.

The same thing happened to Jesus on the cross when He became sin, He was separated from God. And that made it possible for Him to die.

In one of the epistles of John, he wrote, “if you have the son, you have life. But if you have not the son, you have not life”. There is no life without the word. God told joshua, this book of the law should not depart from your mouth. The more joshua could say it the more he had the result of life. Everything in this world was designed to keep the word in its life source.

 

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The Generation Of The Rapture

It’s had for many people to thinker with the sudden announcement by Pastor Chris Oyahkilome about the timing of the rapture of the church. This news did not only take many unawares, it has angered some Christians too.

You might be wondering why should any christian be angered because of the Rapture? But many, not a few is angry, not just at Pastor Chris for announcing such timing, but also against God for the timing of the Rapture.

You may want to know what their complains are. It doesn’t bother on the rapture actually. Many believed after covid-19 that the world has come to the peak of its end. Not many people, even non Christians, see this world at this point as anything but in a closure.

So, it wasn’t out of place for such announcement on the Rapture of the church, which should be a welcome development for Christians who has been waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Why The Disagreement?

However, the news wasn’t acceptable for many so called Christians. Their problem is their theology. Why should it be considered a thing incredible that a man could give a time when the Rapture of the church could occur?

Didn’t Jesus gave us all the signs that should precede the Rapture? I laughed at a comment by someone, who says, his bible teacher told him that Rapture would happen like a thief in the night. But the recent announcement by Pastor didn’t dispute that fact. Rapture will still happen like a thief in the night.

Jesus said, no man knows the the day nor the hour. However, when you study that scripture, he was talking about his coming and not the rapture. But he gave us the signs of the Rapture.

Matthew 24:14-20,33-34 KJV:


[14] And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. [15] When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) [16] Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: [17] Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: [18] Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. [19] And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! [20] But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: [33] So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. [34] Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

Signs Of The Rapture

Jesus clarified the Rapture in the above scripture. He talked about the preaching of the gospel as one sign. He said when the gospel has be preached in all the nations of the world, then you know the end has come. So, do we have the gospel being preached in all the nations of the world? The answer is yes.

In case you may some reservation about the gospel being preached in all the nations, I have somethings to share with you. Rhapsody of realities is almost in all known languages of the world. Today, the internet has reached every nation in the world, and so is the gospel being preached on the internet.

There no doubt about the fact that the gospel has been preached in all nations of the world today.

Let’s look at the second sign, which is the abomination of desolation. We have witnessed the worst abominations in history. One of which is the recent covid19 pandemic. If you didn’t feel the shivers in your spine, then, you never knew what really happened. And Jesus emphatically, when you shall see these signs, know that the end has come.

Finally on the signs. Jesus said, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. The question is, which generation was he talking about? What is a generation? Why do we think Jesus was talking about us, in this generation?

The Generation To Be Raptured

This has to do with the signs he talked about. Which generation is witnessing the preaching of the gospel in all the nations of the world? That’s the Generation Jesus was talking about. The selected generation was definite.

And it was for that specific generation to look the signs to recognize it was them Jesus talked about. What generation is that other than this generation. If you think the end is still far, you maybe deceiving yourself. The end is sooner than you think.

Conclusion

Jesus did not only let us know that Rapture may happen at anytime. He also gave us signs of His coming. And we all know that Rapture will happen before the coming of the Lord. As we see His coming approaching, we know that Rapture is upon us.

The Christians are to prepare for Rapture and not the coming of the Lord. Because we would be coming together with Him. That’s why Rapture had to come first. We are to meet Him in the cloud.

It’s important we set our gaze on the right target. Jesus is coming soon, but Rapture would happen before His coming. How prepared are you?

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How To Start Your Next 10 Year Challenge

Today I just want to give you the next 10 year challenge. We are in 2020, and just 10 years from now we will be in 2030. It will amaze you that just 10 years ago Instagram had zero users, but today, 10 years after, it has over 1 billion users.

That’s not just all. MrBeast, a YouTuber was 11 years old 10 years ago when he started his channel on YouTube. This year (2020) he is just 21 years, 10 years after, and he has over 20 million subscribers on YouTube.

The story is all the same everywhere you look. However, some stories are that of gloom, instead of glory. I doubt if you could still remember what you were doing 10 years ago. That’s the problem, because if that thing didn’t produce result or you were probably not doing anything with focus, you won’t have a better story to tell now.

If you have been a part of Facebook 10 year challenge you already know what’s about. Facebook asked its users to post their picture of 10 years ago with their picture of 10 years after. You can do that with just pictures and won’t mind if the result was a bad one. You probably shouldn’t do that with your life, unless you have done what I’m challenging you to do now.

I want my next 10 years challenge to be about my success and not how fat, lean, well dressed or not well dressed that I might look in picture. The looks would definitely be good too if I’m successful. So that is what your 10 year challenge should be about. If you think so, then join me and explore how you can do that along with me in the next decade of our lives, if God permits.

Why I Choose Year 2030

I didn’t actually pick the Year 2030 because of the number range. Rather, I was particular about the next 10 years. Since we are in the Year 2020, the next 10 years is in the Year 2030, I probably didn’t have anything for or against the year 2030. You can pick any 10 years and it will be just fine. Some of you would probably be reading this post after 2030 and would still want to take this challenge. I actually started mine 2 years earlier, in 2018. So, you can do it within any 10 years of your choice.

Yet, the Year 2030 holds so much promise for anyone who would want to take advantage of it now to change their lives forever. Yes, I mean it. Although, the Year 2030 might seem far or near from where you are right now. It was the same way you probably thought about the year 2010. Now, the Year 2010 is far gone like it never even existed.

If you would, but don’t just take my world for it, take the Year 2030 seriously from today. It could mean like the difference between daylight and darkness for you in this 10 year challenge, irrespective of what you do or didn’t do. Imagine someone asking me what’s really the difference between daylight and darkness?

Well, the difference is in each one of them. Daylight is so bright, while darkness is so dark. What I actually meant to say is that the Year 2030 could either be so bright or so dark for you. The time to make that choice is not in the Year 2030 but right now, in this year 2020 and I will show you why.

The 10 Year (A Decade) Challenge

This could be the best 10 year challenge you have taken in your life. I know it might sound like where do I even begin from? I will show where to start, and it’s worth a challenge if you are like me thinking along this lines:

  • To make a change in your life or around the world
  • If you want to build a business or big brand
  • To achieve a higher level of academic excellence
  • If you hope to build an excellent career for yourself
  • Even if you plan to have a baby or raise one

You can see, in my very list of challenges, it’s made up little goals. Yet, these little goals if followed with precision and consistency would amount to a great deal of success in good time. That’s how this 10 year challenge comes in.

This challenge is about setting a 10 year goal for accomplishing the things that are important in your life. I have given you some ideas above. You should know better about the things you want changed.

The question you might want to ask is, will it work? It has worked before, but wether or not it would work for you is dependent on you. My job here is to inspire you and lay out the modalities I follow and you can follow too. What happens in the next 10 years for you is entirely up to you.

How To Prepare For The 10 Year Challenge

Honestly, if you ask me if you should be a part of this 10 year challenge, I don’t know. I would rather that you are personally challenged by either your current situation or the strong desire for change. Outside of these two my advise is meaningless. I just hope you read me correctly.

Whatever inspires your challenge, I’m personally looking forward to see a whole new world of people who took this challenge and have stories to tell of their accomplishments in 10 years from now. Even if it’s only you among all the millions of readers would take this challenge, it would have worth it for me. At least just to prove that the effort I made in putting this challenge together is not in vain.

Now, let’s start with how to prepare to meet your 10 years from now. Don’t say, no one knows tomorrow. If you don’t know, at least tomorrow knows those who were prepared to meet it. So, be among those who are prepared for it.

What Do You Want The Next 10 Years To Be?

Let’s get right into the picture of the 10 year from now, as you would want it to be. It’s not like some kind of wishful thinking. I mean definite results that you want to see in your 10 year challenge. You may need to do some proper assessment like:

  1. Defining a proper goal
  2. Defining steps to take
  3. Create realistic milestones
  4. Start taking action immediately

That would mean your goal should be measurable. It should be something with big growth potential. So that you can project it into a 10 year period. Even if your goal doesn’t require a whole decade to accomplish it, you can set it as normally would be required and leave the remaining years out of it.

Defining A Proper Goal

What is your goal for the next 10 years? This kind of goal should be the object of your effort, like an aim or the kind of result you desired. It is your plan, the idea of the future you want to see and you can be committed to achieving it. A good example of a goal is your business. What is it that you do? That’s your goal.

It’s your goal that makes the 10 year challenge feasible. The goal is what is at stake here. That is the result you are after. For example, you started a business to sell ladies bags online. You do a proper business plan, to identifying all your target markets, and your goal is to sell one million bags annually. That’s a definite goal.

Defining Steps To Take

Now that you have your goal set, you will need to define how you intend to achieve that goal in the next 10 years. For your action steps to be productive, you should have researched your target market to verify the size of the market, and potentially untapped markets to start from. Yes, the untapped market should be big enough to hit your target or give it the right traction you need to be positioned to compete with others in the saturated market.

When you have the right figures, you need the right strategy to grow your market share. Those steps you are definitely going to take that has the advantage to help you achieve results are what you need to define.

Create Realistic Milestones

You can now say what should happen and when they should be expected to happen. This would help you see the gradual successes you can expect, to be sure you are well on your target. These milestones may not be very accurate, but each accomplishment should be an indication of what next you should be doing and why they are what you need.

It’s also when you can explore more viable markets within your niche. You can even define when to explore new markets as part of your milestone steps, as a significant event in the development of your business. So, each of these events should be identified and created as milestones.

Milestones help you add the specific details that helps you in implementing your business tactics. So, it’s your plan that defines who is going to do what, when it’s going to be done, and how much would be required. You convert your business strategy into action with a milestone plan.

Start Taking Action Immediately

You don’t even need me to tell you what you should do here. You already know what you want to achieve, how you intend to do it, and with a carefully planned milestones. The roadmap is set, you can do what you have planned to do from now on.

However, you have to learn to stay your course. It’s possible to get distracted from your 10 year challenge, but learn to maintain your inspiration. You can find others who are also in the challenge and interact with them regularly. That’s a better way to constantly remind yourself of your goal.

Also, pay good attention to what made you start this journey. When you know what’s in for you, it will stop you from selling out along the way. Because you might find something that seemed okay at sometime, but definitely not better than your goal. The bottom line here is don’t get carried away by other events not in your milestone plan.

Everybody Starts From Zero

One thing that may want to stop you from starting this 10 year challenge could be starting from zero. Well, you are not the only one. When I started MyBlog it was from zero too. In fact, it could have stayed zero for a long time if not for the social media page and advertising I used at the beginning to drive traffic to it.

So, don’t work yourself up, everyone eventually starts from zero point. That’s why growth hacking seminars are selling fast online, because people want to grow fast and someone sells them what’s on their mind that may not even work for them.

Starting from zero is not a problem. The only problem is remaining at ground zero. That’s what your action plan is designed to help you overcome. Your first target could be any number above zero, even 2 is a good move from ground zero. Let your kind of industry help you decide what should be your next figure above zero to start your growth.

But Is 10 Years Enough?

I don’t know about you or your goal. If your plan is not to take over the whole world, then 10 years should be enough for you. If you want to know what 10 Year Challenge looks like, then look out for someone you knew when he or she was born 10 years ago. Try to assess the child’s life in the last 10 years. That child should be completing primary school by now.

If you did that simple assessment, you will understand how much your life can change in just 10 years if you decide to do something about your dream today. Some business take about 3 years before they can start making profit. What you really need to get on with this 10 year challenge is patience.

The problem with most people is the lack of patience. They are in a hurry to get rich, because they want to have all the good things of life. You may have been like that too, but how much have you achieved so far? The idea I’m showing you will guarantee you the success you have been hoping for.

The riches you desire is possible but not the way you have gone about it in the past. It takes wisdom to build a business, and understanding helps you to establish it on a solid foundation, but it takes just knowledge to make it a success. Which one of these three principles have you applied so far?

Conclusion

When you write down your dream with the dates for accomplishment, you turn it into a goal. You cannot be confused anymore about what your dream in life is about. You know that you know exactly what it is you want to achieve with your life. That’s what makes Goals powerful and important step to take in your journey of success.

Then, if you take that your goal and break it down into actionable steps, it has become a plan. If you have a plan of action, you are just one step closer to fulfilling your dream. Excerpt your plan is not workable, but if it’s a workable plan, I can guarantee you a result should follow it. That is to say, if your plan is backed by action it becomes reality.

Finally, let me break it to you, this 10 year challenge will make you richer and financially stable. Yet, it would only require patience from you. If you are patient you will achieve success with this 10 year challenge. But if you are not, I wish you goodluck in your alternative plan.

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Christianity Today – The Role Of The Church In 2021

Christianity today is on a transformation. What’s changing is not the faith, nor the message, but how we understand it and believe in it. This is so crucial for the world, because it has a lot to do with the wellbeing of nations. The church of Jesus Christ as constituted in the earth, is a body of saviors.

A savior is one who announces, informs, delivers and restores others from whats destroying them into what has the power and potency to save them from eternal death.

That job is only reserved for Christians. There are no other group in the world whose job is to save the world. No wonder the Bible called Christians saviors from mount Zion. That’s who we are today, tomorrow and forever.

Yet some Christians are in themselves feeling inadequate. Some are not happy. Life has not been good to some. While some others even feel God doesn’t hear their prayers. Including those who have given up their faith because they have concluded that our faith in God is mere religion.

But who has believed our report? Of whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? There are things that Christianity today needs to get right. Our place in the world is in no way under contention. We are who we are by nature. It cannot be taken away. Irrespective of what anyone may think of the church today. In fact, your opinion of Christianity today doesn’t count with God. You can criticize for all I care. God is never going to side you against His church, no matter what the church did wrong.

Understanding Today’s Christian

If there’s ever a plus in Christianity today, it’s primarily because of what God is doing in the churches around the world. The wall of religion has been partitioned to give room for the entrance of the truth of God’s word in the churches. And so many Christians are being exposed to the gospel of Jesus Christ, beyond their religion.

And that’s what is so striking about Christianity today. The truth is growing in our hearts. We are opening up more to the truths of the gospel. I can imagine why Pilate asked Jesus the question: what’s truth? But what’s more striking is the reason Pilate asked Him the question.

Initially in that conversation in the book of John, we could read Pilate’s line of question and interest. Pilate was only interested in the kingship of Jesus, and has no interest in the truth. That was also part of why Jesus didn’t respond to it and probably why Pilate never insisted on an answer.

The only reason Pilate ask the truth question is because of what Jesus said about those of the truth. And that statement defines Christianity today. We are of the truth and our job is to bear witness of that truth. But what’s amazing about this truth is the message it carries.

The church of Jesus Christ is the truth Jesus was hiding from Pilate. He didn’t want to give away our identity to the enemy. In the book of Isaiah God called us His witnesses. And to further clarify the kind of witnessing we are to Him, Isaiah said, we are His witnesses that He’s God. Also, in another scripture in second Corinthians, the Apostle Paul reminded us that Jesus took our place of sin that we might be made the very righteousness of God.

So, a christian today is an expression of the truth that God is who He says He is. And we represent the truth that God is righteous. The reason anyone in this world should trust Him and believe in Him.

What We Are Doing Right Today

Let’s look at some of the things Christianity today is doing right. Some we may also need to do even more better than we are doing right now. This gospel of the kingdom is too important for us not to understand what need to be done well for the sake of the lost.

I like how Apostle Paul puts it more succinctly, that if our gospel be hid, it’s to those who are lost, those whom the god of this world (satan) had blinded their eyes. In other words, it shouldn’t be because we failed to preach it, but because those we preached it to have chosen not to believe it or because the devil has placed several distraction on their path to deceive them.

Now you see why what we do is so important to God. Many may never be able to disentangle themselves from the deceptive power of satan if we don’t go to rescue them. That’s why we must preach the message of the gospel.

{1} The Message Of The Cross

The church today is more focused on the message of the cross than it did some years ago. Although some are still constrained to balance the gospel of salvation with corresponding actions. Some churches are still swayed by opinions of others rather than what God said to do.

If you understand the instruction given to the church by Jesus Christ, it says to go into the world and preach the gospel. That requires some movement, which ultimately would cost money. And if the church is afraid to follow it’s calling because it doesn’t want be harassed or mocked by situation that requires it to keep explaining to its members what it needs to do, then how can the gospel be preached to every nation.

The message of salvation is in two parts. One is the how, while the other part is the instruction. There’s a how the gospel should reach the world. But our instruction is simply to preach the gospel of salvation. But how you reach the world would greatly depend on what’s available to you. You can chose what option is suitable for you. But don’t condemn the choice others make for the same gospel. Some would walk, some would run, while others would drive or fly. The option is yours to make.

Also, another aspect of the message is what you do as a means of getting the attention of the people God sent you to. That’s where the healing ministry comes in. I want to make this point for posterity sake. If a pastor lies or cheats about miracles, he or she would be answerable to God alone and not any man, irrespective of wether people also got healed by that deception or not.

So, you need not to criticize pastors who perform miracles. It’s also not your call but God to deal with at the appropriate time. And don’t even think those who patronize the fake miracles are gullible. They are not. They are only desperate and didn’t care how the result is achieved. Don’t think you are the only wise person to find out the miracle was faked. We all do. Some just cared about getting results than joining your bandwagon to call it fake.

Our gospel is good news. You can’t tired of spreading good news. The Christianity of today is in a better position to encourage the world with the good news of our Lord, Christ Jesus. The world is desperately in dire need of love, peace, joy and protection. But how can we give the world all these things from our gospel if we that are sent have not in ourselves found love, peace, joy and the protection from the Holy Spirit. This is the more reason the church must continue to pray.

{2} The Prayers Of The Church

When we pray, it’s not because God must be perpetually disturbed to get Him to help us. We pray because God asked us to pray. Most importantly, it’s not because God wants to know what we need, but because God needs to tell us what He wants done in the days we live in. The Bible is enough but yet it wasn’t given in our day. There’s generation gap and language deficiency in some of what the Bible says with what is relevant in the world today.

And the church has not failed in its call to prayer. At different times the church has risen up to the challenges facing the world. Even when the world mocks the dependence of the church in prayers to God, it has not failed in praying for the world. Just as prophet Samuel told king Saul that, God forbid that I should cease from praying to God for you.

More than ever, the prayer of the saints has not ceased. One of the renowned prayer conferences, the healing school online prayer conference has continued to attract hundreds of millions from around the world in praying for the sick and the lost. This prayer conference is being held online by the ministry of Pastor Chris Oyahkilome

Prayer is an important responsibility of the church. And it’s as though God would do nothing excerpt we pray. So, Christians today must continue in the attitude of prayer. It’s the only known form of fellowship we enjoy with God in a way nothing else can satisfy. As we pray, God will continue to lead us in the direction of His will in saving the lost.

{3} New Direction In Soul Winning

The church of Jesus Christ is on a calling to win others. That also should be the primary focus of Christianity today. God called the church to soul winning only. Any church that’s not saving the lost is not a church of Jesus Christ. That used to be the case of many churches in the past. But that’s changing so fast in Christianity today.

Jesus died to save the world. The church was setup to let the world know about what Jesus did for it. Jesus didn’t stay behind to do this announcement Himself because it cuts across several generations, even yet unborn. It’s this reason the church is empowered to reach the world and bring to them the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

Apostle Paul remarked in the book of Romans, woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel! He was emphasizing our important role and stressing the cost to us if we didn’t do it. So this is the reason for Christians today to ensure that this sole responsibility is driven with much relevance that is commands.

Take for instance publishing platforms like Rhapsody of Realities, Christianity Today, Charisma, Guidepost, World Magazine, CCM magazine, etcetera. We also have the television platforms like LoveWorld Networks, Daystar, TBN, Hope channel, GOD TV, etcetera. There are over 50 Christian television channels. God gave the body of Christ all these strategies to win others into the kingdom of His son. If we are not yet covering the whole world, then we should rethink our strategies.

Only Rhapsody has the kind of partnership needed in Christianity today that is covering the whole world with billions of copies already distributed. That’s the kind of new direction soul winning needs to take. We should form new and better alliances with other churches and believer around the world. There’s no idea God gave to any Christian that’s exclusive to them or their churches. God deals with the entire body of Christ. That’s the way He thinks. And that’s the reason Christianity today needs more money, irrespective of the criticism of the world.

{4} Financing Christianity Today

What are you doing for the gospel of Jesus Christ? If we are to save the world the way it is now, we must move more faster than we did in the past. And there’s no better way of doing that but with money. Give more and more to the work. The early church gave everything. Some sold all they had and gave it to the church. Because if you are truly not of this world, what kind of mindset should you have?

I’m glad That the church (by that I mean members of the church) is not letting themselves be deceived by those who mock the church on finances. Although the reason this criticism is more today is because of the growing knowledge on the financial participation of Christians.

We are more financially aware of our roles in Christianity today than we were in the last 50 years. And those who attack us knows with more money we can save more lost souls. They don’t seem to like that at all. But if a christian take sides with the enemy to criticize the church on money, how then can the church do what it’s called to do?

Don’t generally fingers the church based on the experience of those who are in the church but are not sent by God. Those ones we know will do what they like, and bring disrepute to the body of Christ. But we are not to be deceived by them. Or join others to criticize the church because of those who are only doing it for their bellies worth.

There were recent information about churches opening their treasury account to help their members pay off their debts. It’s ok if a church thinks to do so. But it’s also a sign of the failure of the church. If those who should be saving the world for Jesus now requires to be saved by the church, who will save the lost? The church is not the pastor but every member of the church. Think about it…

What We Can Do Better Today

As I talk about the new media platforms being used by God to prevail upon the nations, I’m compelled to also express my belief on the power of the most impactful instrument of God, the written word. The word of God, irrespective of the platforms used to express it, contains the same resurrection power that raised Up Jesus from the dead.

Firstly, I must commend men and women of God, whom God has used to setup all these platforms that we have today. I make bold to speak for God, that these platforms belong to God and should not be restricted. Gods people need to hear from God. And we must always ensure that these platforms are in the hands of those whom God has chosen.

There are men and women who may not be known to the church today but are being prepared by God to use certain platforms He has already given to Christianity today for the furtherance of His gospel. Those in position of control of Gods platforms should not hang on to them, if God want to make more impact with them by putting them in the hands of anyone whom He may chose.

No one should see Gods work as a financial inheritance for them. Our inheritance is Christ Jesus. We are born to live the heavenly life. Our affection should be constantly on things above, we shouldn’t be anxious or desirous of food and raiment. God takes care of every Christian today. Our prosperity is solely to bring God’s divine power to the people’s and nations of the world.

God sometimes wants to use His tools beyond the vision and comprehension of the founders, but He’s often hindered by those who control such platforms. And you might say how can someone hinder God? In the book of Malachi, God also told us that some robbed Him. They also responded the same way, how have we robbed you?

The Violent Gospel Of Salvation

Jesus gave us this analogy in reference to John the Baptist. But the church is still trying to understand the context in which Jesus wanted us to take things by violence. There’s no better way to understand what Jesus meant than to align with what He came to do. That’s probably the direction He meant for us to express violence as well.

Jesus said in the book of John that, I have come for you to have life. If that’s what He came to achieve, then that also points to His direction of violent intention. So, Jesus is saying be violent about the way you save lives. That’s powerful.

Our violence is not for destruction but to save lives. And the reason Jesus was emphasize on the violent nature is because of the danger of not being saved. Imagine how many souls will be lost to the devil if we didn’t save them. And if we lose them, their loss is forever. We can’t ever save them again. They will be gone from God forever.

But how do we interpret the kind of violence that a gospel requires to reach the lost? The job of knocking on doors hasn’t changed because the world has changed. We just have new ways of knocking on doors. This power of mass media is our best opportunity of knocking on many doors at the same time. And everyone must be involved to ensure that we knock at billions of these doors before Christ comes again. Yet some among us have chosen to work against us, siding with the enemy the devil.

What’s Wrong In Christianity Today

I want to point out that the church of Jesus Christ is the most powerful group on the face of the earth. And whomever that’s not for us is against God. You cannot be fighting the church and be friends with God. You must be the biggest fool to think so. It doesn’t even matter if you think you need to correct the Pastors who are erring.

Who gave you such a job? If the pastors need correction, I can bet you, God wouldn’t send you. So, why should you arrogate such responsibility to yourself when God didn’t ask you to? That would be dangerous for you. And if God needs to correct His pastors, he will send someone they will probably listen to. It will not be you.

So, why should you chose to be against God? It’s not profitable for you. Some Christians don’t know their role. Stop siding with the devil against the church. God doesn’t correct His pastors with public opinion. In fact, God hates public opinion.

Think of it, was it not the same public opinion when they screamed at Jesus, CRUCIFY HIM! Who were those who joined the rest of the Jews to condemn Jesus? Did they at least tried to verify what He was accused of? No! A thousand times no. Yet they joined His accusers and crucified the king of glory. You already sensed what’s at stake. Don’t join the world against Gods people. It will make you an enemy of God, and not His unsolicited mouthpiece you may think you are.

Conclusion

God cannot abandon His church. He told Abraham to walk before Him and be blameless. The church which He purchased with the blood of His son Jesus cannot be lesser in value. If only Christians today will understand the power and the purpose of our calling, there will be no mountain too high.

God told Joshua after the death of Moses to be bold and very courageous. That’s what Christianity today really needs. There’s nothing in this world that is designed to stop you. But if you act like you are under the influence of this world, then the world can stop you.

Pastor Chris Oyahkilome once said, there’s no weapon in the world that can kill a man who has chosen not to die by any weapon in the world.

The world is waiting for today’s Christians to save it from destruction. It’s not the job of Paul and Peter. Their time is gone. It’s our time now. You can chose to do nothing with this Jesus that is your heart. Or chose to change the world by the power of the Holy Spirit that’s at work in you. God bless you.

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What Is Sin In Today’s Changing World?

The most controversial question in the world is on the subject of sin. What is sin in today’s changing world? A lot of people are struggling with what they consider as sin. And most people have come to the final opinion that as long as man is in this body he will always sin.

How true is that? Does that mean we cannot stop sinning even if we try? That also invalidates the concept of righteousness, because if you cannot ‘stop sinning’ then how do we even accept the state of righteousness.

Although, most of what is fueling this controversy on what is sin, is based on the ignorance of the subject. There’s not enough popular knowledge available to the world on sin. Most of what is judged as sin is on the basis of what is wrong or right.

Most Christians have accepted the wrong doctrine about sin. And if those who should know don’t know, how can the world ever understand the concept of sin. Moreover, the real problem is that most people find it very difficult to unlearn what they know already that has failed the test of truth. They would rather hang on to their ignorance than accept the truth.

What The Bible Teachings On Sin

Okay, let’s look at sin from what the Bible teaches on the subject. If there’s any book in the world that gave better view on the subject of sin it’s the Bible. However, we cannot successfully exhaust the subject of sin according to the Bible in one post. I will therefore critically examine the general message on the subject.

For example, the Bible teaches that sin is a nature. That implies that for anyone to sin, he must first have the nature of sin. Based on this, the Bible explained that everyone born into this world was born into sin because of the transgression of Adam. So, by nature, everyone was born a sinner.

Another example is that sin has results. The wickedness, evil and destructive tendencies in man was as a result of sin. The Bible explained that the heart of men is desperately wicked. The effects of this nature of sin in man can be seen in the results that man has produced in the world.

Also, the Bible teaches that sin can be dealt with. The problem of sin is not beyond redemption. Meaning, even though man has the nature of sin, it does not condemn him to sin. The issue of sin can be dealt with for everyone.

Thats to imply, there’s payment for sin. Sin can be paid for. I’m using this expressions carefully because these things has been dealt with already. But I’m using it this way to express the point more clearly. So, sin has a price. It demands payment. That’s what the Bible teaches. If anyone sins, he has to pay the price for sin to be made free from sin. I will elaborate on this later on this post.

Finally on this, the Bible teaches that sin works by fear. The reason men sin is because of fear. You may wonder, what could they be afraid of? Fear is the reason for most sin. We fear for the wrong reasons. Instead of you to channel this fear towards God, it’s channeled towards the power of the adversary.

The Concept Of Sin

This is not a theorized concept. It’s actually God’s mind on the subject of sin. Although, over the period, from the old, and into the New Testament of the Bible, what we understood as sin is represented in activities that can be singled out for what they are.

So, what many see as sin are actually the results of sin. And if you examine the idea of sin, it’s usually given to us as a noun. Even Wikipedia couldn’t give us the right definition of sin. It defined sin as an act of transgression against divine law. But what it failed to contemplate in its definition is that divine laws are spiritual. And it gets its premise from the nature of the law giver.

Therefore, if sin is a noun, it cannot be described by adjectival verbs. Sin has its meaning different from the results of sin. That’s to mean, if someone commits murder, even though that could be a sin, yet it doesn’t describe sin. And when a murder is committed, it may or may not be a sin, depending on the circumstances.

So, what is sin? Yes! Let’s get right into it.

The concept of sin means that there are conditions required for anything done or undone to be considered as sin. That’s how God sees sin. He doesn’t look at what is done but the circumstances that led to what was done. That’s why our example of murder, may or may not a sin, considering the circumstances of the murder.

And God gave us these circumstances that justifies sin in the book of Romans chapter fourteen verse twenty-three says, “…for whatsoever is not of faith is sin”. So, faith is the justify of what is sin and what is not. If anything is done, it has to be measure by faith to justify if it’s a sin or not.

But to further explain the character of the faith that justifies an act from sinful nature, the Bible gave us Galatians chapter five verse six: “For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.” Which suggests that the faith that justifies sin is the faith that works by love.

Therefore, one can fully express that the concept of sin implies that anything that’s not of faith that works by love is a sin. It has nothing to do with right or wrong. As long as it’s not of faith that is powered by love, that thing is a sin, period!

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What Is Sin Today?

That brings us to the question of what is sin today? Some people are of the view that God should be lenient with this generation. Mostly because of what they are exposed to that promotes immorality in a way that’s never been experienced before. Some even cite the increasing influence of homosexuals. But the Bible has the account of Sodom as a city filled with homosexuals in the days of Abraham.

So, we cannot justify or deserve leniency on the grounds of exposure to excessive immorality. Moreover, didn’t God know that immorality will increase in our time with all the latent power of technology like the internet and mobile devices? Of course, God knew everything that’s is happening would happen.

How then do we justify the level of sin today? Should God deal with us differently than it dealt with others long before us? And what’s the mind of God concerning this generation?

In the second book of Timothy chapter three, the Bible informed us what would happen in the last days. If those things are true with today, then we are in the last days. And from all indications, those things are true with us. See below some of the things Paul by the spirit of God said would happen in the last days.

  • For men shall be lovers of their own selves
  • Covetous
  • Boasters
  • Proud
  • Blasphemers
  • Disobedient to parents
  • Unthankful
  • Unholy
  • Without natural affection
  • Truce-breakers
  • False accusers
  • Incontinent
  • Fierce
  • Despisers of those that are good
  • Traitors
  • Heady
  • High-minded
  • Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God
  • Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof

For of this sort, it says, are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts. And it continues.

  • Ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth
  • These also resist the truth
  • Men of corrupt minds
  • Reprobate concerning the faith

Now if you judge by most of what is normally considered to be sin, most of what is listed here were not among them. So, you can see that this generation is deep into things more dangerous than adultery and fornication, which are some of the known sins from generations before us.

Yet, God gave us His Son Jesus Christ as our sin bearer. And not only did we receive the forgiveness and remission of our sins, we also got a new life in Christ. No wonder the Bible says, a new heart and new spirit will I put within you. Excerpt a man is born again, sin lies at his door.

How Sin Works

It’s important you understand how sin works. It’s not enough to just ask what is sin and run off with the ideas you get. What do you know about how sin works? Imagine if you only knew what sin is, how would that benefit you the most if you don’t know how it works?

So, let’s also learn about how sin works. That would help you know if sin is working in you or not. And if you know how it works, you can know when sin is at your door. That means, you can have the opportunity to either let sin in or drive it away. That’s like power over sin. But for the one who’s nature is sin, he or she wouldn’t have such power to stop sin, because sin is already inside, not just at the door.

You want to know how it works? Read the book of James chapter one. James gave us the word temptation as how sin starts its operation, but I will like to give you a better word for this temptation, which is choice. So, from James illustration, sin comes to everyone as a choice between two or more opposing alternatives.

That means sin doesn’t force itself on anyone. Sin is never a final choice. It’s always an offer against your obvious but sometimes hard choices. You know the road to your house, but someone told you of another road, a shortcut that could save you five minutes of your journey, and you took it.

It doesn’t end there. It’s often not a sin the first times. Sin doesn’t always come into your life as sin. It starts by changing your choices in life. The things you most surely believed will start looking like they could have been better if done differently.

Then, when it has control, it starts leading you to satisfy you precious lusts. And as you keep thinking that you are getting away with what you want, you will want more. Until sin takes full control and becomes the final decision maker for you on all matters. And that’s sin at work in one’s life.

If you find yourself in this situation, you need help. And it’s only the word God that can help you. Because you won’t be able to see how sin has taken over your life, unless the word of God shows it to you. It’s from Gods word that you can also obtain payment for sin.

The Payment For Sin

The Bible records in Romans chapter six that the wages of sin is death. That is, the payment for sin is death. Sin takes payment, and that’s the reason sin is a dangerous thing. It demands that the only payment it accepts is one’s death. If a man sin, the payment for his sin is death.

This death is eternal. Remember that the Bible told us that the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. It’s the last enemy, meaning all the other enemies have been defeated and destroyed, including sin. But death is the only one remaining to be destroyed. No wonder the Bible declared that sin shall not have dominion over you.

So, what is sin in relation to death? Sin is the only cause of death. That means the reason anyone could die is because of sin. If there’s no sin, no one would ever die. But as sin came into the world, death became possible.

Death is what is paid for sin committed. If any man is free from sin, that man is also free from death. He will no longer be a debtor to sin and will not see death.

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Jesus Our Sin Bearer

How can anyone be free from death, if we judge that everyone has sinned? That can only be possible if payment is made for everyone. That is why Jesus came into the world. His job was our sacrifice for sin. In other words, He was to take our place of death to pay on our behalf so that we can be free from death.

No wonder Jesus said in the book of John chapter eight, in verse thirty-Six: If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

The freedom from sin is in Christ Jesus. He alone has received freedom from sin for all mankind. That is to say, nobody in the world today is a debtor to sin. Just as all have sinned, all have also been made free from sin. If you born into sin because of Adams transgression, the way you have been made free from sin by Jesus sacrifice for sin.

How to Be Free From Sin

If nobody in the world is a debtor to sin, does that mean we are all free from death? The answer is no. The freedom Jesus obtained for everyone is a gift. Until you personally accept the gift for yourself, even though you have been made free from sin, you will not be free from effects of sin, which is death.

Let me break it down in a way a lay person will quickly understand. The Bible teaches that everyone have sinned. But Jesus came and paid for the sins of everyone. And anyone who accepts, endorses and reckoned it to be so for him or her, is free from sin eternally.

Let me cite an example that is closely related to this explanation. In the book of Luke chapter seventeen, The Bible told us about the story of ten lepers that Jesus healed. Later, just one of them came back to appreciate what God did. The Bible records that the only one who came back to thank God was made completely whole. While the nine others who didn’t come back only got healed but not completely made whole.

Even though the ten lepers were healed, only one was made whole. And what qualified him to be made whole was not the general healing the ten lepers got, but his personal recognition of what was done for him and for camping back to acknowledge and appreciate the doer.

Sin Is A Personal Thing

So how can someone get his or her sins remitted? That’s what makes sin personal, because each one of us is responsible for getting his or her sins remitted. Even though Christ Jesus has paid for your sins, you still owe yourself the duty to demand that what Jesus did should be accounted for you.

And how do I get my sins remitted, you might ask? The Bible said in Romans chapter ten verse nine: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

It starts with believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead. Then you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord of your life. That’s how you get your sins remitted eternally.

If you do this now, and believe absolutely in the power of God, you will be saved.

Conclusion

Sin is not the problem. The issue of sin has been dealt with. Jesus made the full payment for sin. And that includes the sins of everyone that was ever in this world, everyone in this world now and everyone that will ever be in this world. This payment took care of the past, present and future sins of the whole world. What a payment.

You will not require another payment for sin. This sacrifice is enough and it’s all that’s ever required to pay for your sins. And all you are required to do is to believe in the Lord Jesus and confess with your mouth that God raised Him from the dead for your justification. That’s just all. There remains no more sacrifice for sin.

So, if someone ask you today, what is sin, you should know what to answer. Most importantly, you know how sin works and how to get your sins remitted once and forever. Don’t even worry if after you have done what the Bible says and you still didn’t feel like your sins have been remitted. Notice it didn’t say you will feel something. Just stick with God. Join the family of God to learn more about God’s ways of doing things. Trust me, you won’t need another payment for your sin.

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7 Top Secrets to Success You Need To Know

If you are going through difficult times in your life, it’s usually a time people question the secrets to success. You are wondering why life seemed to have singled you out for a test. And when you see others celebrating their success, you are wondering, how did they do it?

Failure is not really a bad thing as most people think. Some failure are like reset buttons. They help you reset from where you were, to where you ought to be going. Or what you were doing, to what you ought to be doing.

And if you look at your life, especially if you had experienced some success in the past, you may begin to lose faith in yourself. That’s probably because the things you did in the past that worked, now seemed not to be working again.

The worse of it is that you may get into depressive mood, questioning what could be the secrets to success that you see in others. And asking why you could not find success even with all your efforts?

What Is Success?

If you are looking for the secrets of success, it’s assumed you know a thing or two about being successful. What if your idea of success maybe the reason you are still struggling with becoming successful?

You need to get your thoughts on success right. Until you know the real meaning of success, you may be chasing the shadow that’s following you everywhere.

Success is making others successful by the Investment of your personality. You have invested so much in yourself that you have become a standard that could produce other success. You are not a success, until others become successful through you.

So, if your idea of success is to acquire and immerse wealth for yourself to be able to have the best things of life, you are a successful poor person. That’s not the real success. The real success is you in the lives of other people that become successful because of you.

You can see your success. If you don’t have any, then you have to learn this secrets of success so you can start your journey to success now. Life is more fulfilling when you make others better than the way you met them.

The Secrets To Success Is You

This may surprise you but it’s the best truth you will ever learn in the journey to become successful. Forget about all the millionaires and billionaires tips on how to be wealthy. This simple truth is the real secret behind the millionaires and billionaires of this world.

The reason you can be, or will ever be successful is YOU! Your mind is more powerful than all the wealth of this world put together. Your mind can give you everything if you know how to use it.

There’s no other Secrets To success but YOU. And until you realize how you are the secret to your success, you will never get it right or come to success. It’s not even about having capital to start a business. There’s nothing else in this world that holds the key to your success but you.

If you are thinking you could have been successful, if so and so was helpful to you, then you don’t know what you have. Take it from me, banks don’t to give money to businesses. They give money to people with ideas. The difference with that is, they see more in YOU (your mind) than in the business asking for funding.

Steps To A Successful Start

Do you believe that YOU are the secret to success? If you do, then let’s start to decode how this secret revolves around you. Think of yourself as an earth. Imagine the earth wouldn’t have known that it has large deposits of gold, silver and many other resources, if man didn’t mine for them.

Think about all the beautiful things man has be able to make of this earth. Everything needed to make the earth the beauty that we see today came from the earth alone. Nothing was brought from outer space. The earth has all it takes to be the earth of our dreams.

See yourself as the earth of your dream. You alone is what you need to achieve the success you dream of. Look inwards to find your secrets to success that has been in you all along.

(1) You Are Good Enough

If you think the reason things aren’t working for you, is because you are not good enough, that’s the reason things have actually not been working for you. Failure starts when you begin to doubt yourself. It has nothing to do with what you do or how you did it. It’s all about YOU.

If the YOU that thinks failure does anything, it will fail, even if you try a million times over. Those things you did that failed, someone else probably did exactly the same things and it’s successful.

Sometime you may join a business others might be doing that’s making them successful, but it wouldn’t work for you. But the moment you leave it and jump to something else, you will hear how others who joined after you left that made it in that same business.

These are people who may not be as smart, talented or experienced as you are, but who got started and are already ahead in life. Now you wonder what’s the secrets of success?

Stop doubting yourself. Trust in yourself. You are good enough for success. It has nothing to do with the business you are doing or the lack of funding. You have all it takes to be successful in life. The only thing standing between you and a successful life is YOU.

(2) You Have The Time

What if after believing that you are good enough but now, you are doubting if you really have the time to do what’s required for your success? That’s the problem facing most people in the journey of success. They trust in themselves but never have the time to do what’s needed to make them successful.

Success doesn’t come from having time. It comes from creating time. The time you need to pursue your dream is the time you are willing and ready to create for it.

Nobody has more than 24 hours in a day. You cannot claim more commitment than presidents of countries. Yet they all find time to have lunch and eat dinners. And at night, they go to sleep. Who does that? Everyone in this world has time to do what’s important to them.

This secret to success is key to everything you want to achieve in life. You have to create time by prioritizing each day of your life. And do what’s more important first. That’s why Christians pray first thing in the morning. Because that’s what’s important to us – talking to God.

Important Tips On Time Management

Forbes created this list of tips on how to manage your time. I’m picking out top 10 of these time management tips for you. They are so helpful to get Started on creating time for what’s more important in your life.

  1. Create a time audit
  2. Set a time limit to each task
  3. Use workable to-do-list
  4. Always Plan ahead
  5. Learn to delegate or outsource
  6. Find inspiration
  7. Do less
  8. Get organized and single-task
  9. Instill keystone habits
  10. Don’t waste time waiting

(3) You Have All The Money

If money is your problem, you will never achieve much in life. And that’s the case with so many people. They can’t do much in their lives because of money. It doesn’t even matter which country you live in. Money can be a problem for anyone even in the richest of the countries.

But you don’t need money to make money. The concept of paper money is deceptive. Money exists only in the mind of the poor. There’s nothing really as money. Anything can be used as money.

Remember the real concept of money is a medium of exchange. It has nothing to do with what color of paper it’s printed on. The only thing that is real about money is the exchange rate. The value of money is in what it’s exchanged for. You can choose what you can exchange for money and determine the exchange value.

To make money, it starts by creating a strong desire to make money, then deliver this desire in a value form and to those who already have the money and willing to exchange their money for your value proposition.

You really have all the money you need. You just didn’t know the value or have the boldness to define your proposition or exchange rate against any currency in the world.

(4) Know The Right People

The reason you may feel like nobody is there to help you is because those you currently know are not the right people. The right people are not necessarily the people with money. Dreams follow familiar routes to success.

The right people maybe the people who stands to benefit from the value you created in yourself. For example, a comedian gets to have a weekly show on television because the TV station needed a comedy program on air. It may not necessarily be that they like that particular comedian.

So the people that you Know should be those that have the capacity to lift your dream. If you are an upcoming artist you need a good publicist and a manager. Your publicists should know how to make you larger than life.

You can also change who you know and who knows you today, by thinking and talking like the kinds of people you want to know. People gravitate to what they like. Likes attract its kind. So, it’s not really difficult to know the right people.

(5) This Is The Right Time

Oh-yes! You are right in the middle of the best time of your life to get it right. Don’t push today things for tomorrow. Tomorrow has no fixed address. In everyday there’s a tomorrow coming right after it. What you can do today don’t leave it for tomorrow.

Even if it doesn’t feel like the right time, who says so? Do what the time you are in demands. There is always a right action in good times or bad times. Don’t let bad times deny you of tomorrow’s victories.

Those who achieve success are never those who waited for the right time. The right time is now. It doesn’t matter the circumstances. If you don’t let it derail your focus, you will accomplish your goals.

(6) Is It That Easy?

No, it’s not. But it can get so easy as you make progress. Do you know what Jeffery Bezos needs to do to make more billions? Nothing! Bezos makes more billions every time the stock prices for Amazon rises at the stock market. He doesn’t do anything to make the prices rise, but he makes billions each time it does. That’s how easy it has now become for Bezos.

But it wasn’t always this easy for him. It’s never easy to achieve success. The beginning of the journey is always like a lonely path at night. You may feel so lonely, confused at times, desiring to quit at some point, but it’s beautiful like the morning, as the daystar arise.

And since most people don’t even try, they never reach their full potential. Don’t be like most people. You are YOU. Be strong and very courageous. The journey may not be easy but it’s doable. You have what it takes to excel in life.

Easy or not, face your fight. If there’s one fight you must win, it’s this fight of success. You deserve to be successful. And it’s not because of the glamour and bliss of success, but for all those who depend on your success to achieve their own success.

(7) Do I Deserve To Be Successful?

Yes! You can be as successful as you want to be. And your measure of success is not determined by the measure of another person’s success. Your success is relative to you and you alone.

Most importantly, success is not earned by those who deserve it the most. Rather, it belong to those who dares to be successful. If you think you deserve to be successful, then you do.

What’s stopping you? You! Success doesn’t go to those who have the most ambition, but to those who have the least excuses. Giving excuses is like applying brake pedals in life. If you dont step off the brakes, you can’t get going.

Taking action about your dreams in life is what gets you started, and not your excuses. If you know that no impossible dream comes into this world, you will appreciate what you have. Moreover, you are the best of you in God’s universe. Reveal yourself to the rest of the world.

Conclusion

You are a success even if you don’t know it or feel like it. Success is in the DNA of everyone. Poverty is not really the lack of required necessity but the lack of ability. And no one can claim to lack ability to do what leads to success.

If you fail it’s because you may have neglected the secrets of success outlined in this post. Because everyone has what it takes to become successful, just as the earth has all the gold, the silver and myriads of resources we are enjoying from it.

And you alone can power your own success. You don’t really need all those things you have created in your mind as problems.

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