The man she wanted was filled with words of wisdom that stimulated her intellect and further established her confidence. He properly guided her to a success that she herself thought could never be possible.
His words were the honied-dew kind that would remove strength from knees. They were like a heated knife melting through butter; romantic and yet filled with respect that solidified her inner-beauty and self-worth.
He showed her who she really was, not the reflection in the mirror but the finished, refined and perfected product of who she could be and was made to be. It’s as if he parted the curtains of time of revealed who she would eventually become.
He was just a shadow of a greater Master, an Architect at work. He was a father reassuring her of his love. He was a mother, comforting her in her times of hurt. He was that best friend who could read her emotions beneath the smile. He was the spouse that was carved from all that would complete her and by which he too would be completed.
He was Jesus, reaching through every friend, family member and lover trying to get to you. Behind every good, every smile, every moment and even the pain;
Jesus was forever the lover who was behind the good that came.
All that she can and was ever made to be, could never be achieved, until to His love finally surrendered and bent the knee. His plan is perfect, pure and powerful and was designed even before her birth; the problem is that she now gives His praise to everything else which brings Him pure hurt.
18 years ago to this exact day a 16-year-old Jamaica College student went up to the front of a church in response to an altar call.
Little did he know how his life was going to be transformed. He neither knew 1 week later he would be filled with the Holy Spirit nor that 2 weeks after God would use him to heal someone and prophesy to a church.
All he knew that he was as sinful, cunning and evil as they came. On the surface, he was a seemingly decent young man, but deep down was a person that would weaken anyone’s relationship with the Lord.
From turning proper Christian-like girls to the most daring ambitious bad girls to influencing curious people to becoming the most hardcore partygoers.
How was he to know that Good Friday, would lead him to do the complete opposite of what he did previously.
Or that he would be a preacher on buses, a minister through social media, a mentor to a few, a full-time evangelist to a world that seems to be growing ever so further away from Jesus Christ.
Yet, here he is; 18 years after:
The road; a mess.
The walk; riddled with failure.
The struggles; many.
Those led to the Lord; around a thousand.
Greatest miracles; salvation and stage 4 cancer leukemia healing.
Humility; my number 1 ask of the Lord.
This is where I am after 18 years. Where will you be?
The Lord is not coming just for our:
¤ Tithe of 10%
¤ Day of Worship
¤ Few minutes of Prayer
¤ Random religious post
¤ Several respectable deeds
If we think He is, then we have been gravely deceived and immediate changes are recommended.
The Lord is coming for EVERYTHING!!!
He said to LOVE the LORD your GOD with ALL your HEART, ALL your SOUL & ALL your MIGHT; and finally, LOVE your NEIGHBOR as yourself (Luke 10:27).
He doesn’t want a portion, a day, an act, a moment. He wants ALL and in truth and in fact; deserves ALL.
¤ ALL our money
¤ ALL our energy
¤ ALL our talents
¤ ALL our focus
¤ ALL our attention
¤ ALL our affection
¤ ALL our minutes, days, weeks & years
¤ ALL our good, bad & ugly
¤ ALL our mess & messages
¤ ALL our sacrifices
¤ NO holding back
¤ NO reservation
¤ NO hesitation
¤ NO relenting
Then & ONLY then will we truly experience Ultimate Freedom & Victory in Jesus Christ.
Until that time, the devil will always have a bargaining chip; a tether by which he can reach us.
When we give it ALL up for Jesus, He will give it ALL up for us.
If you have made the mistake of using any other means for success, fame, power, health or wealth; other than to have placed it in Jesus Christ, you have not only been deceived and involved in the detestable sin of idolatry, but are also in danger of God’s wrath; as the wages of sin is?
This message is not one to be ignored, simply overlooked or disregarded. We have thrown away our faith that should have been placed in God, and decided to trust in self, trust in others, and some in groups and organizations some of which are even sworn to secrecy. God neither slumbers nor sleeps. Allegiance, that is, swearing to anything in heaven, on earth or under earth is from the devil himself as said by Jesus in Matthew 5:34-37. Be not deceived, for God is not mocked, what is sown shall be reaped.
Any other dependence other than God is a sin, point-blank. You should take this as a most sincere warning that if you continue on this path there will be certain and sudden destruction. God wants to be your source for all things and is able to provide all that you need that pertains to life and godliness. Yet, evading His plan and love will only be to find comfort in prepared path that leads only to eternal damnation.
There are not many who may love enough to be cut to the chase and tell you the plain truth as it is. As such, this is a letter of loving warning to all who take the time to read, and please, pass on to a friend, sister or brother. Place the entirety of your trust, life and being in God’s hands and watch Him do His best work in and through you. Amen!
How cunning is this enemy ours? Giving us a buffet of distractions, all while he destroys lives around this world each and everyday. It’s no surprise that all these sports we watch on tv, video games, tv shows, talk shows, parties and even jobs; create a structure for us to be entertained. We get so lost in the pattern of working 40 hour weeks, with the gym life, night life among other sorts of entertainment tunes to suit our own proclivities.
All this occurs, whilst a sleeping giant remains coerced into a deeper sleep. Up to this point, many have not been able to ascertain what their God-given purpose is on this earth. We have not realized that there is a warrior extraordinaire that God has birthed on the inside of each and every one of us, and rather than us tapping into that power, the enemy has inspired us to ignore the problems of the world as we cater for our own needs and desires.
For some, they still try to help in some way by trying to achieve a better tomorrow (by maybe getting involved with politics for example), but their efforts are short circuited because the solutions are mainly aimed at attacking issues from a surface level, whilst the real issues of today are deeply rooted in a spiritual world in which we were all made to be more than conquerors.
I want to implore each and every sleeping soldier to “Arise, shine, for your light has come” Isaiah 60:1. Stand up, and lay claim to your kingdom authority founded in Christ Jesus. God wants you to dominate and not be dominated. He wants each and every one of us to violently fight for our right to a peaceful and joyful nation. “The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force” Matthew 11:12.
Choosing to be an accomplice today will only guarantee you to be a casualty tomorrow.