Whatsoever He tells you to do, do it!

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Obey God’s Word

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John 2:1-5
And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

In the text above, Jesus and His disciples were invited to a wedding when the wine ran out. Obviously, this was not a good sign for either side of the family [bride or groom]. Mary and Jesus must have had a good relationship as mother and son for her to have gone to Him to ask for help. No doubt she knew of His capabilities in those early days before Jesus presented Himself to the world.

Consequently, she felt comfortable asking Him to help in such a critical situation. Despite His initial response, which was not a rebuke, but cultural, He did something most extraordinary to those who were present. After going to Jesus to assist in the situation, Mary did not hesitate, but  immediately spoke to the servants with instructions to do whatsoever He told them to do, which they obeyed to the letter. In the end, they were rewarded because the result of their obedience revealed the authority Jesus had as the Son of God at the initial stage of His ministry.

Obedience, faith and trust are critical to God’s response to our needs. We may not have our prayers or requests answered immediately. However, what is most important is that we obey God’s instructions so that He gets the glory.

You might be going through a trying situation which God has already given you instructions concerning what to do and how to recover; but you have doubted what you heard. You have delayed your response and obedience due to lack of faith. Unbelief is a hindrance to receiving God’s blessings (Hebrew 11:6). If you have doubts about God’s instructions, there will be hesitation until your hope and expectations become dismal. Maybe it is time to take another look at what you were told concerning your next step, and follow whatever God tells you to do!

Obedience is better than to offer sacrifice!

Whatever He tells you to do, do it!

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Going to the NEXT Level

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have what it takes to reach the next level in life.

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The next level in your life depends upon your action. There were four lepers who were living on the streets. They had no help and no one cared for them. Since there was famine on the land, and it was a time of war, the only alternative was “sit where they were” and give up or be proactive. Indeed! There is always something which you can do to make life better for yourself.

Why Wait! Do it

The lepers’ story did not end there. Suddenly, they came to themselves and said:

Why should we sit here and die?”

“If we remain here, we will surely die, but if we fall into the camp of the enemy, we might live.”

The lepers knew that they held their lives in their…

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Speak the Word

Is is better to obey God
than go our own ways

Numbers 20:7-11

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.
And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?
And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.o it.

It seems so easy to listen to our own voice or to hear from other people whom we consider to be experts in certain areas of interests. We may have a good reason for doing so, but how often do they fail us. There are also times when God speaks to us and we try to validate the message by asking someone else for confirmation of His Word. Still, there have been times when God gives us a directive; but we choose to go our own way to satisfy an emotion or maybe someone’s advice.

In the passage above relating to Moses, God’s plan was to be sanctified before His people when His servant spoke to the rock so that water would pour. Instead, Moses paid more attention to the aggravation of the disgruntled people who had turned on Him and Aaron. How often we become distracted from what God told us in secret; the instructions He gave us which we should have followed. Yet we either seek advice from others for clarification, or disobey what we were told to do.

There are times similar to Moses when we are faced with pressures, and we allow those situations to dictate our actions, and motives. Moses’ motive here was to “teach the people a lesson” in his response of anger towards them. Notice that because of his disobedience and faithlessness, he struck the rock twice in anger; but God told him to speak to the rock, which we can assume would have only been once. We will always meet with roadblocks if we do not obey God’s instructions.

Nevertheless, although Moses disobeyed God in his anger, His relationship with Him was not lost. However, he paid a price nonetheless because God barred him from entering the Promised Land.

It is possible that many of God’s servants have missed opportunities because of our disobedience even though we continue to minister. Many can look back and say, “I should have done this or that;” but sadly it is often too late.

Read I Samuel 15, which is a similar story of disobedience.

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Call Upon God: He is Listening

God will Never turn you away when you call upon Him

Psalm 34:4, 6
I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his trouble
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There are times when we pray and it seems as if God is no where to be found. We may even think that even though He is everywhere, He is not listening to us.

During the course of our lives we will face all kinds of turmoils, trials, disappointments, failures, setbacks, delays, and just about any and everything will happen to us. Do we have power over any of those occurrences? Maybe in some cases we could have done better, but there are situations over which we have no influence. They happen and we could not have done anything to avoid their intrusions.

David was in a very critical situation because Saul was chasing him and his cover was about to be blown. His life was not only threatened by by his pursuer, but by the very ones to whom he fled for refuge.

David cried out to God and He heard him. What is your situation? Is it as dire as what David faced? Have you found yourself at a place where there is no turning back, but there is also no place to go? If you remain in that place of uncertainty you will give way to satanic forces of doubt, unbelief, restlessness, hopelessness, and depression.

Be proactive and cry out to God. Look away from your impossibilities to God’s unfailing possibilities. God cannot and will not fail! Call out to Him and see what He will do. As He did for David and countless others after him, He will do the same for you. Do not sink into the morass of despondency, and emotional blackmail which the enemy will present to you. He will bring all kinds of arguments.

Pay Attention to  your thoughts

(Philippians 4:8)
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

What  ideas are coming to your mind about the situation, yourself, your past, future, mistakes or even God? Are those concepts workable, true, trustworthy, or of any positive significance? The rest of your life depends on what you do in this present situation which you are in. You must take the initiative and help yourself by calling upon God for His help. Allow God to guide your path. He cannot fail, and will not fail despite the appearance of your situation.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

This passage presents to everyone facing difficulties to put faith and trust in God. God remains the same: merciful, kind, compassionate and forgiving. Never doubt His mercies, they are new every morning.

Are you ready for a change? Cry out to God. He is listening! What are you waiting for? David was in dire need. His life was in danger and he was a fugitive facing death at any time; but he cried out to God in his distress and He heard him. God will hear you too. He is waiting for your call. Do it now!

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Going to the NEXT Level

You
have what it takes to reach the next level in life.

The next level in your life depends upon your action. There were four lepers who were living on the streets. They had no help and no one cared for them. Since there was famine on the land, and it was a time of war, the only alternative was “sit where they were” and give up or be proactive. Indeed! There is always something which you can do to make life better for yourself.

Why Wait! Do it Now!

The lepers’ story did not end there. Suddenly, they came to themselves and said:

Why should we sit here and die?”

“If we remain here, we will surely die, but if we fall into the camp of the enemy, we might live.”

The lepers knew that they held their lives in their hands. Their future was in their hands, and their survival depended on themselves alone. They did not remain there. Instead, they took a chance.

The four lepers advanced to the enemy’s camp and found it deserted. They had more food and clothing than they could manage…! God, made a way for them better than they could have imagined, but they had to move!

You too, hold your future in your hands. This may be the time to find out what you can do to make a better tomorrow for yourself/family !

What do you have to lose?!
What indeed!

Tell yourself,

I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Why not try one of our courses at Shekinah Theological College?

You have to begin somewhere.

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You are Special

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You Were Chosen by God

When you woke up this morning, what thoughts came into your mind. Maybe you lost your job or you were laid off.

It could be that you really did not prepare for this intrusion into your life and the lives of millions.

Although you are not the only one in this situation, the devil may send his warriors of deceivers to clutter your mind with negative things about you and your future. Do not listen to those destructive thoughts. God loves and cares for you, that is why He made you Special, yes, you are special. God chose you, think about it!

You are Special

Think of yourself as the most beautiful rose in the garden;
The calm ripple in the river;
The soft wave of the sea;
Your favourite colour in the rainbow;
The delicate sunrise in the east;
The beautiful sunset in…

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Always Temper Judgment with Mercy

Be Merciful to Others. The next one in trouble might be You!

Mercy is an expression of human compassion and empathy. It is a demonstration of sincere active emotion to release someone from impending judgment whether deserved or undeserved.

We need one another no matter what position we hold. As humans with needs, we should not look only on the substance of an individual’s fault; but take some time to consider ourselves to be in the same place as the one seeking our help.

According to David concerning Jehovah God

Psalm 18:25-27

With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;
With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.
For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

Jeremiah 9:23-34

Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

If the great God of heaven and earth, Who is Almighty and Powerful; Great in Counsel and Mighty in Deed, can be so merciful, how about mankind towards one another?

To Those in Power, Hear what David said:

II Samuel 23:3-4

The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

Some Power Holders

Pastors/Leaders to Members

Judges to Defendants
Managers to Subordinates
Parents to Children
Leaders of Nations to Citizens – the list goes on….

God is the greatest Judge Who rules over all heaven and earth; yet He is merciful and kind.

The Bible teaches that if you show mercy, it will return to you. Therefore, those who are in power should use judgement wisely whilst they have the chance.

Power is good when used at the best of times; but when used unwisely can be destructive at the worst of times. 

Mercy is the epitome of human understanding, kindness, and empathy.

Temper Judgment with Mercy!

Show some mercy today and everyday!

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Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed,


rightly dividing the word of truth.

II Timothy 2:15

Faith Restoration Ministries International holds Weekly Bible Study on Wednesdays.

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If there has ever a time when we should be drawing closer to the Lord it is now.

All signs are showing that the coming of the Lord is near. Prophecies are being fulfilled and this will continue.

Draw closer to the Lord by getting to know Him. Do not wait until it is too late. Now is the time! Now is the hour! Plan to join us Wednesdays at 10:30 am.

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Recognizing Domestic Abuse

Love is God.
If you Abuse, you do not have God in you, nor do you love yourself.

Whoso finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favour of the LORD.”
[Proverbs 18:22]
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; [Ephesians 5:25]

Although domestic abuse can be physical, emotional, or spiritual, there are many subtle ways in which it is unnoticeable to the one on whom it is being directed. There are many ways in which this vicious beast will enter a home, relationship, or family to wreak havoc and fear which sometimes are in the form of loving pats, sweet words “You know I love you, but…” With the inconsiderate use of the word “love” the recipient begins to believe the deception and may even take personal blame for the outrage.

Domestic abuse occurs when one individual in an intimate relationship tries to control the other person. The perpetrator uses fear and intimidation, and may threaten to use or may actually use physical violence. Domestic abuse often escalates from threats and verbal abuse to physical violence. I will add adultery to this definition.

Love will hurt, but not in the form of domestic violence. You may have heard someone say, “this is going to hurt me more than you,” when applying something which is going to cause pain, but it is for the recipient’s good. Love hurts when someone who sincerely love another, but who receives pain in return. True love does not cause harm. Domestic abuse is painful in every descriptive tone one could suggest. Therefore, when someone says, “I love you” after hurting you, this is not love.

Marriage was meant that husband and wife love each other. This was the plan of God and what every couple who follows God’s plan desires. However, we know that not all marriages are without pain.

God ordained marriage for the couple to enjoy life and to live in harmony despite the vicissitudes of life, which always occur in one form or another. The Bible tells us that God made man and gave him authority in the Garden of Eden to take charge of His creation (See Genesis 1-2). Later, God saw that man was alone and needed companionship; someone with whom he could relate. God’s intention for the couple was that they would be [one] through the union of marriage. With this in mind, we can assume that their relationship was for permanence, companionship, intimacy, communication, and procreation.

Abuse was never part of God’s plan. Consequently, no family should encourage the beast of domestic violence. It was never meant to be an item in the marital relationship.

Some Signs of Domestic Violence

Your inner feelings and dialogue: Fear, self-loathing, numbness, desperation.

  1. Are you fearful of your spouse most of the time?
  2. Do you avoid certain topics so that you do not arouse your spouse’s negative reaction or anger?
  3. Do you ever feel that you cannot do anything right for your spouse?
  4. Do you ever feel so badly about yourself that you think you deserve to be physically hurt?
  5. Have you lost the love and respect that you once had for your spouse?
  6. Do you constantly feel lonely, even though you have a spouse?
  7. Do you sometimes fantasize about ways for revenge?
  8. Are you afraid for your life?
  9. Are you afraid that your spouse will take the children away from you?
  10. Do you feel there is nowhere to turn for help, and feeling emotionally numb?
  11. Were you abused as a child, or grew up with domestic violence in your home?

Keep in mind that marriage, as God ordained is blessed by Him and His desire is that each couple maintain the ordinances relating to this institution.

If you are having problems being at home in these troublesome time, do not keep your fears to yourself. This will not solve the problem and you will find yourself losing a battle which you may not know how to fight. Jesus is still answer for all our needs, but we must seek His help.

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