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*Christians Should Live A Live Life Of Gratitude-Every Christian
By Ikechukwu Enyiagu
I’m a Christian. Am I born-again, Spirit-filled; demon-casting, harvest-occupied, heaven-bound? Someone may ask. Do you want my answer? I’m a Christian, and I know my graces and call in Christ Jesus. I know both the nature of the flesh and move of the Spirit. I bear witness of the only and true one, Jesus Christ. His hunger was my filling-up, His lowliness, my exultation; it was the stripes He sustained for my sake that gave me healing and divine health. His blood gave me access-the blood of Jesus did. Now I have God as my true father and the Holy Spirit, my guide, teacher, comforter, insight, and every solution to all of life’s puzzles. He is not just the giver of solutions; He’s become my very own solution-my answer to baiting questions from the Pharisees and the Sadducee from time and space. When Jesus died, it did not stop there: He made a show of the devil, triumphing over him in his death. Taking the keys of hell and death, He rose in glory-the only glory there ever was, is, and ever shall be; He rose in the glory of the father. He says, “I am the living one! I was dead, but now I am alive forever and ever. I have authority over death and the world of the dead.” I am a Christian who knows that the world needs the manifestation of the sons of God now more than ever. The world needs me more than I need the world. But for the sakes of those already known from times unknown, even to the deep shall His people go…for this harvest.
Christianity is the bloodline of Christ on earth; it is Christ available for every willing soul. Christ in a man is the hope of glory-glory which even death cannot come close to. Those who lose their lives in Him shall find it; there is no loss-not even one-in Him. In Him lies revelations and excellence. Christians are, of all, very blessed; and we ought to be very grateful and wear gratitude as apparel. Our brothers did fight the good fight ahead of us, and are long gone to glory ahead of us. Apostles, Apostles, Teachers, Pastors, and Evangelists-they all stood their times, yet none of them attempted to disbelieve. Of course, they paid for their faith in ways most Christians today would not imagine for a course for which the all-round and eternal price had been paid. But today, we swim in grace; none faces the gravity of what they had to go through to stand and say like St Paul: “I have done my best in the race, I have run the full distance, and I have kept the faith.” Yet we have our fights of faith, and this, with great grace. But let His grace not be in vain. When I consider the apostles and the prophets who were here before us, I bow down in gratitude to God. And when I consider the stretch of their faith, I say, “Indeed, it’s more precious than gold.” Today, we live in grace unimaginable, freedom inexplicable; need we not be super-abundantly grateful? Like St. Paul, indeed “…we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the Excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we who live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death works in us, but life in you.” It’s for true harvest that Jesus became man; it’s for this true harvest that we have been made worthy to labor with God in this very kingdom business. St Paul is a man who still speaks in the youth of His recreated spirit; today, he speaks even clearer. As Christians, we cannot count the blessings; we may never be able to tell them all until we sing ‘bye and bye’. ( Continues below..... )
Photo Above: A Christian Church service (Photo 1)
Faith is a precious thing. It’s what ties us to the perfect work of Christ-to our union with Christ. Faith leads us to believe and to confess our deepest assurances, dying with Him in baptism, and rising with Him in glory. Christ is the embodiment of faith; believing in Him, believing in His word jumpstarts you into a realm of assurance and clarity. This is your acceptance before the father. The father requires nothing more from us except this faith-even if it’s as little as a mustard seed. His Spirit shall cause it to grow and do mighty things. Faith and love dwell in a most holy intercourse, where they are one with the Spirit of expansion, true harvest, and readiness. Its power surpasses the threats and influence of fear; the faults and falsities of hell. Fear, simply, is not in His presence. Christians should live in gratitude-Christians all over the world. There is no limit to the eyes of faith; no product of science ever travels faster. This, in union with love, is much work. It produces exactly what it talks about. There is no true Christian journey without true and genuine love for the brethren, no sacrifice surpasses except it be carried out in divine love. Jesus paid it all, and today, all we can do is to “work in love.”
Christianity offers so much; the life of Christ in man is the miracle which has overshadowed all darkness. First, it takes away fear and gives faith, removes death and gives life in all its newness. True peace shows itself when a soul is born anew. For a Christian, victory is the path to tread all the way to glory. There is no failing, no falling, and no going back except in the kingdom of fear and unbelief. To every Christian is the Spirit of excellence. The desires for sin and the things which entice may battle, yet victory lies with faith, obedience, and love. We may die, but are truly alive. Hunger may come but we are constantly fed. The world may fold in, yet the greater the devil’s lies, the brighter heaven’s truth. There is absolutely no loss for a Christian-that one who has believed and is obeying…to the later. A Christian may stumble, yet the Spirit never lets go because He has promised that nothing in His creation is ever strong enough to break our eternal bond with Him. There is no question posed by the world which does not have its answer in God’s word. We- all who live in this light- we know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose. It does not matter what the world comes up with, there is answer to every question the world has not even thought of pushing forward. Therefore, I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, neither the world above nor the world below---there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord. Christ paid with Himself, the father’s love brought us in; not even sin has a chance. There is a place in God, a place far from sin and death which it brings; this place is in the blood of Jesus Christ. We are not called to live in sin-no Christian is. Yet we have been given grace for help in every hour of need. What more and what better can be given than Jesus and His anointing? Nothing else in all of creation! ( Continues below….. )
The Antichrist, that man of sin was never a secret Christ kept from His people in Zion; He warned of his coming and presence. But God’s word has taught us the path of victory: constant faith in God, steady gaze on the man Jesus, and the walking in love. Today, we all seem to have relented so much in the law of “watch and pray” that many no longer operate in the spirit of discernment. No building is God’s presence; the church is. And the church goes everywhere a man in Christ goes. When we gather together as admonished, let there be the perfect Spirit of love connecting one to all and all to one, for therein the Spirit truly dwells and takes pleasure. When we come together as one, let genuine love for one another open our hearts and eyes to the truth of the times because Christ always speaks to His church. Today, the love of God is being substituted for the love of self; this is seen in its worse form when shepherds of God’s people accept the very sin which brought Abraham in close encounter with God. But we should not forget that, while those who refused to listen but insulted every sound advice were destroyed, Abraham, the servant of God, was busy pleading and interceding for the world of sin, and he was not disappointed because his intercession won the willing ones; let his passion for souls also drive us to every good work. The beauty of God is that, while His word is a consuming fire against all rebellion, His love saves-even to the uttermost. Let us, then, carry the lamp of His love and go to the uttermost, interceding and bringing in the sheaves. The readiness every Christian is called to must not be begun by the sound of any gong nor with the time of worship in services; ought every Christian to stand on guard, especially now that everything compels one to go against the truth of Christ’s teachings. Behind all wickedness, cheating, immoralities, and everything that saddens God’s heart lie the nudging and the intrigue of the man Antichrist. Christ’s commandment and call to the church to love one another is the only way to understand the move of the Antichrist. His main mission is to disprove God’s faith in man-to disprove the entire work of the man Jesus who carried His work of redemption through all shame, pain and deaths until He rose in victory. He did all these to get us right with and back to God. So, satan’s failure lies in our constant gaze on the man Christ Jesus-remembering what He saw which made Him come forth from the father for us and for the world-not minding the dangers- and damning all his baits which dangle before all at every corner. Love overcomes the devil, and the man of sin knows this. ( Continues below..... )
Photo Above: A Christian Church service (Photo 2)
Considering what life, what grace, and what mighty power we share in the anointing of His presence, nothing pretends further; everything takes its true form in His presence and we are blessed to shine. The whole creation, even every creature moans as the manifestation of the sons of God is awaited-all over the world. We have the higher calling-to our God and for this world. The provisions and the challenges in our calling are more precious than gold; the harvest is our father’s heartbeat. A laborer shares in the harvest and our light shines ever brighter as we labor together with the father. Let our messages change from prosperity (true prosperity is ours) to reasons for gratitude for the place we have been given in his presence, from fears to faith. The word says: “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.” Gratitude should drive our walk and works in Christ. Let the words we speak carry the power to superimpose desired results. And let these reasons propel us to turn away from the world and all its baits, in this crucial time and ever, and turn to Him. Let faith be sown into the fertile ground of love and produce souls for the king who is head over all-our Lord Jesus Christ.
There are yet those who are still to be brought into His fold, those who are caged and trapped by satan’s wickedness all over the world. They are forced to live outside the voice of their spirit; it’s our duty to speak and bring them in. Some are taken out of this word forcefully before they know to accept and speak. Let the fire of heaven’s urgent call be rekindled in our hearts over and over again until nothing else dominates. Our blessings in God call for a life of gratitude from every Christian; this gratitude should cause us to constantly stand in the gap for those who have being shackled against the truths their spirits are growing to accept. They are everywhere and their voices are heard louder now than ever. Some have not heard the truth, yet their spirit yearns for their true savior. We shall bring them out by the power of God’s Spirit. We, indeed, owe God every moment of gratitude, so then let the world see how much God’s love has caused us to metamorphous into completely different new beings-into His eternal mountain of love and safety. Let every creature share in the love we have received of the father. Our works must reveal the dept of our joy, gratitude and love. Let gratitude and work, therefore, be propelled by faith-working in love. So, my brother, my sister-you who have been chosen to share in this life-: look at what beauty your life has become, and give everything in gratitude. Hold nothing back any longer; show grace, show gratitude. In humble gaze, I have become, of all, the most grateful.
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