17. May 2017 · Comments Off on ON YOUR WAY TO BECOMING THAT PERSON THE LORD HAS CALLED YOU TO BE · Categories: Change, Discipline, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Restoration, Spiritual Growth, Suffering

And He said to them, “Follow Me [as My disciples, accepting Me as your Master and Teacher and walking the same path of life that I walk], and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19 AMP)

Beloved, our feature text refers to the time Jesus was calling His first disciples to come follow Him and I’ve been reflecting on Peter whom He called and instantly changed His name from Simon to Peter. We are told that… Andrew brought Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas (which is translated Peter).” (John 1:42 AMP)

Jesus changed Simons name to Peter, however, towards the end of Jesus’ ministry on earth, we hear Him refer to Peter as Simon. Jesus said… “SIMON, SIMON, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, SIMON, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, STRENGTHEN YOUR BROTHERS.” (Luke 22:31-32 NLT)

Okay! I bet Peter must have been confused. “Am I Peter or am I Simon?” Like I said, When Jesus first called Simon, He changed his name to Peter which means ‘ROCK’. But here, Jesus calls him ‘SIMON’ as if to say… “I’m not referring to Peter the ‘ROCK’. I’m referring to the weak side of you. On your way to becoming Peter, satan would attack SIMON. He would try everything to stop SIMON from becoming Peter.

The Amplified Bible says… Satan has asked excessively that [all of] you be given up to him [out of the power and keeping of God]…

The question here is why would satan be so desperate if he’s not afraid of the effect you would have against his kingdom?

The interesting thing is that Jesus didn’t plan to stop satan. Rather, He said; “that’s ok! I’m behind you praying for you… I can stop satan if I want to but you need the experience so that you can… STRENGTHEN YOUR BROTHERS”.

This should be the end result of every trial… You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, THE SAVING OF MANY LIVES (Genesis 50:20 NIV).

Beloved, unfortunately, many of us are ignorant of the fact that satan had and still has plans to sift us like wheat but every trial that comes your way is meant to grow you for your purpose. If you are reading this today, please understand that you have a purpose the Lord is preparing you for. When Jesus called Peter, He said… “Follow Me, and I will MAKE YOU fishers of men”. What Jesus did not mention here was how He planned to MAKE Peter ‘a fisher of men’.

Beloved, please know that that situation which you’re thinking is the breaking of you is actually the MAKING of you. Jesus is praying for you and so am I.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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10. April 2017 · Comments Off on WHEN THE LORD PUTS YOU ON A ROLLER COASTER JOURNEY · Categories: God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Restoration, Suffering

The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step] (Psalm 37:23 AMPC).

Beloved, you know the story of the shunammite woman who was rewarded for looking after God’s servant. She told her husband… let’s make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us” (2 Kings 4:10 NIV). As a reward, the Lord blessed her with a child.

Isn’t it just nice when God rewards you for your faithful service? However, she soon finds herself on this roller coaster journey. No doubt, she must have felt really blessed when she had a son but then, the child dies. OK… I didn’t see this coming but I can handle it. Elisha, fix this. And he did. Thank God.

So, she must have thought it was all over until she later found that due to a famine, she had to leave her nice home. To make it worse, Elisha was the one that came to break the news and I’m sure by this time, she was thinking “what kind of trouble have I brought upon myself? All because I opened my home to you. I was content with my life when you came to tell me that God will give me a son. Then the son died. Then you raised him up. Now, it’s famine. So, I now have to leave my home for 7 years. What’s my crime, Elisha? Was it a bad thing that I opened my home to you?”

Beloved, has God ever put you on a roller coaster journey while you are doing all you can to be faithful to Him? Well, know that God never forsakes the righteous. He took this woman full circle and at the end of her 7 years of sojourning in a foreign land, she comes back to appeal to the king for her possession. But what she didn’t know was that conversations were already taking place behind her back.

The king wanted to know more about this popular Elisha so… Gehazi was telling the king about the time Elisha had brought a boy back to life. At that very moment, the mother of the boy walked in to make her appeal to the king about her house and land. “Look, my lord the king!” Gehazi exclaimed. “Here is the woman now, and this is her son—the very one Elisha brought back to life!” “Is this true?” the king asked her. And she told him the story. So he directed one of his officials to see that EVERYTHING SHE HAD LOST WAS RESTORED TO HER, including the value of any crops that had been harvested during her absence. (2 Kings 8:5-6 NLT). Hmmm… nothing was lost.

Beloved, does it feel like you’re on a roller-coaster journey? Please know that the Lord is in control. He busies Himself with your every step. Conversations are going on on your behalf and in due season, you would see that it was worth the ride.

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17. March 2017 · Comments Off on YOU CAN MAKE IT THROUGH YOUR GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Spiritual Growth, Suffering, Trusting God

…keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne (Hebrews 12:2 NLT).

Beloved, the garden of Gethsemane was a place where for the first time we see Jesus who never struggled to cast out demons, heal the sick, preach great sermons and walk on water in great agony. It was a place where for the first time, we actually see His vulnerability. He was so deeply distressed and troubled that He had to share His feeling with His inner circle of friends who looked up to Him as their source of strength. He said to them…“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death (Mark 14:34).

The name Gethsemane originates from a Hebrew term meaning ‘oil press’. This is a place where olives are gathered together into rough sacks and heaped on top of each other. A beam is then lowered on top of the stacks with increasing weights added for more pressure to press out all the oil from the olives. This is how olive oil is made and spiritually it was used in the Bible to anoint people. E.g. Aaron as priest (Lev 8:12) and Saul (1 Sam 10:1) and David (2 Sam 2:4) as kings.

Spiritually, Gethsemane represents a place of great spiritual suffering. It’s a place where you are in it on your own and all the people you thought you could rely on desert you. It’s a place where Jesus poured out His heart to his disciples and then went to pray but returned to find them sleeping…“Simon,” He said to Peter, “are you asleep? Couldn’t you keep watch for one hour? (Mark 14:37). At least they were still there. Wait until the real trouble comes and then watch them really desert you and flee (Mark 14:37).

It’s a place where you know who your Judas is – your close friends and even family betray you (Mark 14:44-45).

It’s a place where you struggle with your will which must give into the will of God. You pray the same prayer over and over again hoping that whatever you are going through is taken away from you but there is complete silence from God. You try to appeal to Him with all the right words hoping He would change His mind…“Abba, Father,” He said, “EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE FOR YOU. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what You will.” (Mark 14:36)

Beloved, ever made this kind prayer? I can just imagine God saying…Son, I know that EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE FOR ME but this is a cup that you must drink. There’s isn’t a way out.

It’s a place where you are crushed to bring out what the Lord has deposited in you…the anointing to function in His will and purpose for your life.

Beloved, if this is where you are right now, know that it isn’t forever. There’s great joy ahead and I pray for the strength you need to pull through (Luke 22:43).

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14. March 2017 · Comments Off on THE PRICELESS VALUE OF KNOWING CHRIST · Categories: God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Identity, Jesus Christ, Power and Authority, Relationship, Revelation, Spiritual Growth, Suffering

I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised Him from the dead. I want to suffer with Him, sharing in His death, SO THAT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER I WILL EXPERIENCE THE RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD! (Philippians 3:10-11 NLT)

Beloved, in our feature text, you almost get the sense that Apostle Paul is speaking as if there’s a danger of missing and coming short of knowing Christ and so was desperate to do whatever he needed to do. This was not because he thought he could do anything to gain his salvation. NO! This was a holy and reverential fear of shortcomings and probably the reason he urges us to… continue to work out our salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12).

Apostle Paul knew that there was some pressing forward to do. He needed to keep pressing on and needed whatever help he could get from our High Priest who had been there, done it, got the victory and has made help available for our own journey (Hebrews 4:15-16).

The reason Apostle Paul makes this statement in Philippians 3:10-11 is to know Jesus in a way that transformed him both spiritually and morally. He knew this could not be done in his on strength so was willing to do and suffer anything to gain access and experience the mighty power that raised Jesus from the dead. That same power dwells in us and is working in us to change us (Romans 8:11).

Beloved, Jesus Christ has made available for us the power we need to change into His image and likeness and personally, I don’t want to dance around that power but tap into it and see it working in my life – I want to know and experience all of Jesus and I’m not deceived. It may take some tears, some suffering, letting go of things and dying daily to self.

Apostle Paul went on to say… Finally my dear brothers and sisters… Not that I have already attained this—that is, I have not already been perfected—but I strive to lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus also laid hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead I am single-minded: Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead, with this goal in mind, I strive toward the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:12-14 NET).

Beloved, we would not reach complete perfection until when Christ returns to take us into His eternal kingdom but it is my earnest prayer that we ask for the strength and grace to press on and strive towards the price. I pray that God opens our eyes to understand what we need to do to know Him more… the strength to surrender to His will in our garden of Gethsemane, carry our cross and to allow what needs to die in us die so that we can live for Him.

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19. February 2017 · Comments Off on YOU HAVE NOT BEEN FORSAKEN · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Rejection, Suffering, Trusting God

Now from the sixth hour (noon) there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour (three o’clock). And about the ninth hour (three o’clock) Jesus cried with a loud voice, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?—that is, My God, My God, why have You abandoned Me [leaving Me [helpless, forsaking and failing Me in My need]? (Matthew 27:45-46 AMPC)

Beloved, is this how you feel? Well, you won’t be the first? I always say if Jesus who knew the beginning from the end could crack under such pressure, then who am I? But that is why… we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet He did not sin. (Hebrews 4:15-15 NIV). Carrying the heavy burden of our sins on His shoulders and with the intense pain that He was feeling, it became too much for Jesus and with no help in sight, He cried out in despair…My God, My God, why have You abandoned Me.

However, the good news is that we know for a fact that God had not abandoned Him and neither has He abandoned or forsaken you but whats interesting here is that there are things that we may just have to go through to prove to the doubters that… “surely He was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:54 NIV)

I love the verse that says …DAVID ENCOURAGED HIMSELF IN THE LORD HIS GOD (1 Samuel 30:6 KJV). When it seems like there is darkness everywhere and His face cannot be found, this is what king David would have to say… Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me (Psalm 23:4 AMP).

Beloved, please know today that… The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18 NIV). He has not forsaken you so… Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God (Psalm 42:11 NIV). Go on… ENCOURAGE YOURSELF IN THE LORD YOUR GOD.

On this worship sunday, spend the whole of today and the new week praising and worshiping the Lord and watch how your spirit lifts up… watch the darkness give way to light.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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11. February 2017 · Comments Off on DOES IT MEAN GOD DOESN’T LOVE YOU? · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Love, Pain, Relationship, Suffering

For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that HE [EVEN] GAVE UP HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN (UNIQUE) SON, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life (John 3:16 AMP).

Beloved, any parent that circumcises their little baby boy knows the pain they’ve got to go through but they still allow them go through the procedure to cut off the unwanted flesh. How does the parent explain that to their crying baby? How do you explain to someone that has been through so much pain in life that God loves you?

However, the question to ask is if God loved His son when He gave Him up to suffer and die for you? God didn’t stop what was happening when Jesus cried “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Does this mean God did not love Jesus? When Jesus appeared on the scene, the Lord made a public announcement… “This is my Son, WHOM I LOVE; WITH HIM I AM WELL PLEASED.” (Matthew 3:16-17 NIV). He repeated this statement again on the ‘Mount of Transfiguration’. By this time, Jesus had started predicting His own death but He didn’t die because His father didn’t love Him. He knew it was only a temporary situation… to save you whom His father so loved.

Unfortunately, because we have an enemy, bad things happen to us all… some more than others but nobody’s excluded. However, there’s always satan’s reason why things happen and God’s purpose why He allows them. The reason Jesus died on the cross was because satan wanted him off the scene but God’s purpose was so He could die to save you. The reason Joseph went to prison was because he was accused but God’s purpose was so He could meet the vessel that introduced him to the king. The reason Job lost everything was because satan wanted him to curse God but God’s purpose was to prove his authenticity and this became strengthened by a personal encounter with God. Job said… I had heard of You [only] by the hearing of the ear, but now my [spiritual] eye sees You (Job 42:5 AMPC). But there may have been a time Job felt “how can God love me and allow me go through this?” However, God had weighed the situation and said… “I created my son so I know the stuff he’s made off so Satan go ahead give it your best shot and let’s see whose laughing last”.

Beloved, God placed a boundary though and the reason you are still alive is because God has told satan how far he can go so don’t believe satan’s lies that God doesn’t love… that He isn’t watching over you. Cutting off flesh is painful but if you know God’s purpose for your life now and for eternity, you would know He so loves you. God’s love can only be revealed not explained so why not ask Him to reveal… this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:19 NIV).

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26. January 2017 · Comments Off on WHAT ARE YOU FORBIDDING? · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Suffering

‎Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being. Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it. And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.” (Matthew 16:17-19 NLT)

Beloved, when you read our feature text, there’s the tendency to stop and say “cool let the forbidding begin. I forbid this and I forbid that” and I’m sure this was exactly how Peter felt. However after making this statement, Jesus began to talk about His death.

We are told that… from then on Jesus began to tell His disciples plainly that it was necessary for Him to go to Jerusalem, and that He would suffer many terrible things at the hands of the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He would be killed, but on the third day He would be raised from the dead. But Peter took Him aside and began to reprimand Him for saying such things. “HEAVEN FORBID, Lord,” he said. “This will never happen to you!” Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.” (Matthew 16:21-23 NLT)

HEAVEN FORBID…

Beloved, with his new-found authority to forbid things on earth, Peter began to forbid that Jesus would die but Jesus told him off because he wasn’t walking in God’s revelation. He was seeing things from a human point of view, not from God’s. However, it has to be God’s and in this case, God’s point of view included Jesus suffering and if you start forbidding it, you are actually working for the devil. Hence the reason Jesus said get away satan.

Beloved, challenges can actually be part of God’s plan. When l lost my house, I lost a lot of people because they thought I was crazy to let it go. Amongst other people, my brother came with £5000 and said take this money, go and stop the repossession but with tears in my eyes, I had to turn him down because the Lord said “let it go” and now, I’m glad I obeyed Him and not said HEAVEN FORBID…

Beloved, Jesus went‎ on to say to His disciples… “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it (Matthew 16:24-25 NLT). He also said… And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life (Matthew 19:29 NLT).

Beloved, what are you forbidding? Is it God’s will?

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19. December 2016 · Comments Off on WHO ARE YOU? · Categories: Identity, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Suffering, Trusting God

Then the Lord said to Satan, “HAVE YOU CONSIDERED MY SERVANT JOB, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?” So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have You not made A HEDGE AROUND HIM, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? (Job 1:8-10 NKJV)

Beloved, when it comes to the challenges that life throws at one, rather than asking God all the time why all these things are happening to me, one should be asking the all-important question – who am I and what it is about me that the devil is trying so hard to get rid of or frustrate?

The enemy knows exactly who you are. He told the sons of Sceva… I KNOW JESUS, AND I KNOW PAUL, BUT WHO ARE YOU? (Acts 19: 15 NLT). When Jesus was born, Herod passed a decree to kill all the male children born around that time because he knew that Jesus was a threat to him (Matthew 2:16 NKJV) but thank God nothing can stop those whom He has ordained. Even Moses hid in the house of the same enemy that wanted him dead until it was time.

Beloved, whether you like it or not, the devil knows and considers every Christian. Our feature text lets us know that he considered Job. To consider means to ‘think carefully about something, typically before making a decision’. This tells me that the devil thought carefully about Job’s situation. Who knows? He may have tried to gain access to Job but then felt a HEDGE AROUND HIM. The NLT says…You have ALWAYS put a wall of protection around him and his home and his property…

As far as Job was concerned, he was going about his business trying to live a blameless and upright life not knowing negotiations were taking place over his life, family and property. The devil knew who Job was – one with God’s hedge of protection around him. The Lord also knew who Job was and what He had placed in him and He said to satan, OK, give it your best shot and see what happens

Beloved… no temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it (1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV).

Every child of God is considered based on the effect that they will have on the kingdom of darkness and it’s a big mistake if you are not covered. The sons of Sceva know this well because they had no covering and as a result… Then the man with the evil spirit leaped on them, overpowered them, and attacked them with such violence that they fled from the house, naked and battered (Acts 19:16 NLT).

Beloved, reflecting back on your life Journey, have you been faced with major challenges that you don’t understand? WHO ARE YOU?

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12. December 2016 · Comments Off on I PRAY THAT YOUR FAITH MAY NOT FAIL · Categories: Faith, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Spiritual Growth, Suffering, Trusting God

Simon, Simon (Peter), listen! SATAN HAS ASKED EXCESSIVELY THAT [ALL OF] YOU BE GIVEN UP TO HIM [OUT OF THE POWER AND KEEPING OF GOD], THAT HE MIGHT SIFT [ALL OF] YOU LIKE GRAIN, But I have prayed especially for you [Peter], that your [own] faith may not fail; and when you yourself have turned again, strengthen and establish your brethren (Luke 22:31-32 AMPC).

Beloved, I was looking at the word ‘sift’ that Jesus uses in our feature text and one definition says it’s an “inward agitation to try one’s faith to the verge of overthrow”. Also, I remember someone saying satan’s intention is to disintegrate your faith. That word DISINTEGRATE hit me hard. I thought of all the things I’ve had to fight against and you know what? That’s what the devil has been trying to do…DISINTEGRATE my faith.

I looked up the word ‘DISINTEGRATE’ and it is to; break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity. Some examples given include to become powder or dust; make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust; become undone; crumble, fall or break apart into fragments; crash – break violently or noisily; to smash…

Beloved, that’s what satan wants to do to you. That’s the plan of the enemy – to crush your faith in to power or dust that it becomes almost impossible to put it back again and this is not a joke. If in doubt ask Job and some of the people I know about.

Prayer is needed to stand firm. I was speaking to someone who told me something along the lines of; 2015 was so difficult that we didn’t think that 2016 could get any worse so next year, I’ve told my church that we are going in just holding on to the word of God. That’s all I can promise…

Simon (Peter) thought he could handle things by his own strength. He didn’t understand what Jesus was talking about. He said… Lord, I am ready to go with You both to prison and to death. But Jesus said, I tell you, Peter, before a [single] cock shall crow this day, you will three times [utterly] deny that you know Me (Luke 22:33-34 AMPC). The Message translation says… Jesus said, “I’m sorry to have to tell you this, Peter, but before the rooster crows you will have three times denied that you know me.”

Peter’s case was the case of… Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall (1 Corinthians 10:12 NKJV)

Beloved, we all need to pray fervently that OUR FAITH DOES NOT FAIL us when facing real hard times. The message translation says… Simon, I’ve prayed for you in particular that you not give in or give out. When you have come through the time of testing, turn to your companions and give them a fresh start.”

It is my prayer that you stand firm and don’t faint because your testimony will one day strengthen and establish your brethren and help them with a fresh start.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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06. December 2016 · Comments Off on WHY ARE YOU REALLY BEING PERSECUTED? · Categories: Jesus Christ, Suffering, Trusting God

Because of Daniel’s exceptional abilities, it wasn’t long before he distinguished himself over the other governors and officers. So the king decided to appoint him as head over the entire realm. This appointment did not sit well with the other leaders, so the governors and officers tried to find reasons to level charges against Daniel for the way he supervised the kingdom. Though they tried, they could find no basis for charges or any corruption in his office. Daniel was loyal and attentive in his duties (Daniel 6:3-4 Voice).

Beloved, as I was reading this, the first thing that came to mind was the fact that many times what we call persecution for our faith in the work place isn’t really persecution. We tend to say “they are being hard on me because they know I’m a Christian” but is that really true? You can’t say you are persecuted for your faith when your work ethics is questionable. I remember someone saying that when they want to do business with someone and the person goes out of their way to say “I’m a Christian”, they get concerned and the funny thing is that this person is a Christian.

In our feature text, Daniel was a highly anointed man of God and while some may use that as an excuse to come up with the “touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm” line, he chose to be an excellent employee to the point that he got on peoples nerves and they wanted to get rid of him by setting him up but… they could find no basis for charges or any corruption in his office. Daniel was loyal and attentive in his duties…

The Amplified translation says… they could find no reason for an accusation or evidence of corruption, because he was faithful [a man of high moral character and personal integrity], and no negligence or corruption [of any kind] was found in him.

As a result, the conspirators said to themselves… We will never find any credible basis for charges against Daniel for how he conducts his office. Perhaps we can uncover some suitable charge in regard to the law of his God (Daniel 6:5 Voice).

Beloved, the only way they could get him was to ask the king to pass a decree that for the next thirty days any person who prays to anyone except the king would be thrown into the den of lions (Daniel 6:7). Daniel was then found guilty for disobeying this decree and the king had no choice but to sentence him but even then, he said… May your God, the God you have served so faithfully, rescue you! (Daniel 6:16 Voice) And the Lord did because Daniel’s hands were clean.

Beloved, as Christians, we are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14-16). Let’s be this light even in our work place and businesses.

If you are insulted because you bear the name of Christ, you will be blessed, for the glorious Spirit of God rests upon you. If you suffer, however, it must not be for murder, stealing, making trouble, or prying into other people’s affairs (1 Peter 4:14-15 NLT).‏‏

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