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Non-profit: Non-Monetary

I am a lover of non-profit or not-for-profit organizations but somwthing dropped into my heart some weeks ago about what we really mean by saying one organization is not meant for profit for the main goal of all organizations is to make profit in one manner or the other. Then it did not take me time to figure out that due to the loss of value in our community, we have devalued everything to money.

So people boast of not doing somethings for money after they must have amassed wealth for themselves. Some also use this same platform to get connections so as to make money; they see non-profit platform as a way of appealing to people as regards what they could have achieved if money were to be involved.

I must say that what we call non-profit organization should be changed to not-money-driven organization for whether a man makes money or not, so far he is doing his duties efficiently and people are blessed by it and blessing others the same way they have been blessed, the man is already a profitable man. Which means that whenever we are given a job to do, doing it for the purpose to be achieved should be the main motivation and not the pay packet that comes at the end of the day/week/month. Our lives collectively and individually should be profit-driven and not monetary-driven.

To cap it all, remember what JESUS said about the Kingdom of GOD: HE said we must first seek it before everything can be added unto us. And the Kingdom of GOD is Peace, Righteousness and Joy in the HOLY SPIRIT. So ensuring these three is the first thing that we should labour towards before HE can give us what we desire. And the same should go for our daily and social lives: we must first seek to achieve the organization’s goal and objectives before what is promised comes as a default. Our lives are profit-driven and substituting profit solely for money is what has devalued stewardship both in the Church and the Nations.

Peace To The Wise!

Beauty of Life . . .

Many will expect that anyone who wants to talk or write about the beauty of life should base it on a profound introduction and well composed and arranged message.

As all of these are necessary, the bottom life is that the beauty of Life is simply the glory of GOD. The flowers, animals, birds, sea creatures are here to add beauty to life because GOD made it so from the beginning.

The beauty of Life is not the serenity of our environment or the wealth of our nations. It is not how smooth and nice our lives have become or how comfortable live has become for us.

The beauty of Life is that everything that is here on earth is functioning for the glory of GOD whether good or evil. The beauty of life is that whatever HE says comes to pass and it is always for the good.

And if we are to view it in another perspective of creation, GOD created heaven and earth which signifies the life in heaven and the one on earth. If we say life is beautiful, it means that the creator of Life has something to offer than life. HE is more than the beauty of the Life we so much adore and desire. And to buttress it all, all that we see and call beautiful are results or manifestation of the spoken Words of GOD and this ultimately means that the beauty of Life lies in the source that birthed it; and the source is the Word and the Word is also GOD . . .

The Beauty of Life lies in GOD. The Beauty of Life is GOD HIMSELF.

Peace To The Wise!

Redesigning For Change Of Nurture . . .

I wrote about GOD’s anatomy of man but I must admit that I was not so thorough in my details.

But recently, something came into my mind like a prayer request and it is that GOD should reset or redesign my system in tandem to HIS purpose and schedule for my life. Which means that I want to wake when HE wants me to wake and sleep whenever HE desires me to do so.

And this cannot happen unless my nurture is as a result of HIS care and fathering. HE must father me in a different manner to that of the fatherings I have been receiving from my father, mentors, disciplers and “fathers of faith”. HE must be the one instituting deeds and actions in my life; allowing me to fall and make mistakes that I may be perfect in HIM.

Nature and nurture must not be contradictory! When we receive the nature of the redeemed man, nurture of the redeemed man must be present in order to facilitate the wholesomeness of the redeemed man. The GOD’s anatomy of man in view is that of the man GOD recognised his nature as HIS own. And as vague as it seems, it cuts through every known facet of life imaginable and unimaginable.

When GOD wants a man, HE wants him totally- in both nature and nurture.

Peace To The Wise!
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Adams Are Now Blamers Rather Than Doers

Many things have gone wrong in the society as regards men in this same society. They are now known to relax when the women are busy doing what the men had abandoned for a very long time because they have become lackadaisical and not interested in their duties any more.

Remember what happened in the beginning? Adam was nowhere to be found when Eve was roaming the Garden of Eden doing what Adam could have been doing. And this was the loophole the serpent was waiting for; a slight distortion in the order of things and deeds. Carefully observing the couple and realized there was a loophole he could capitalise on, he wasted no time in exploiting this negligible error.

Eve, for the reason of not being wired as Adam, could not stand the temptation of the serpent for she was not mean to be the protector or the guardian of the garden and everything that lied in it for that particular role is meant for Adam by design but he was found wanting in his duties . . . Because he had a soft spot for his flesh, he also subscribed to satan’s offer through Eve.

One thing he did which annoyed GOD was the truth that what GOD made for him to make his better and not lonely was his excuse for falling to temptation. This means that he first blamed GOD for giving him a help meet; for making a companion out of his own self that he may be with someone who was also him. He later blamed his wife for failing at what he was meant to excel in doing.

The story of Adam and Eve is typical to many men of the house nowadays: they refused to take responsibilities but when the women fail in trying to do what the men are meant to excel in doing, they begin to make a mess of the situation instead of waking up from their second, self-imposed and unnecessary deep sleep and fixing the matter that is about to be unredeemable before GOD. When the children misbehave and made a mess of the family name you would hear the man say “you and your mother” like the mother is the only parent responsible for the upbringing or the leader of the home. They pose as absentee until everything approached decadence before they show to point accusing fingers on the one who had been faithfully doing what they failed to succeed in because they failed to do.

Peace To The Wise!

HE Sees the Heart . . .

The story of Paul made me realize that GOD is more interested in the heart than religion. HE is not concerned with rite or rituals but with the condition of the hearts of men.

Paul was very keen on persecuting the apostles because that was what he was taught from the beginning and he was found to be a faithful follower though his disciplers are full of conceit and evil.

It also occurred to me that people like Martin Luther King, Zwingli, John Calvin and so on, are once faithful to their cause until the light of GOD was shed upon their faithful heart and they were able to know the truth that set them free from the locks of false doctrines and practices.

In turn, they did all their possible best by the help of GOD to set others free from the same bondage they were free from. So do not blame a man who is loyal to his cause from the beginning even till now. By definition of a sinner and saint, they are saints because they do not stop to do what they believe ardently in their hearts and with time, GOD will encounter them and make them HIS own fully.

Peace To The Wise!

Should There Be Mysteries of GOD?

Many people still wonder how Adam did it; how he named each and every animal GOD created before HE created him in HIS own image and after HIS own likeness.

Adam was living a normal life though to us now it is a mystery how he lived and he was keen in naming Eve and calling her a woman.

A mystery is a mystery because its truth is hidden from man and only who live above the realm of flesh can access the realm of the spirit where mysteries abound. It occurs to me that what we call mysteries are actually what GOD has prepared for man to live as HE desires him to live. As man fell short of the glory of GOD by disobedience, HE could no longer trust him with these things.

So as man gets close to GOD by obeying HIS commands, the mysteries of GOD will become natural or normal to him. he begins to live in that realm of live Adam was living before eating the forbidden fruit of good and evil. And that is why man needs restoration through JESUS CHRIST. GOD desires that we live above survival but in exploit and conquest of the things HE had created for our pleasures and HIS pleasures.

Actually, GOD derives pleasure from how we utilize whatever HE gives to us to control or manage. When Adam named every animal and plant, GOD did not feel bad because Adam was actually doing what GOD would have done. It is in that we are doing GOD’s will by choice and not by compulsion that gives HIM pleasure and delight.

HE is looking for people that will come close to HIS Garden once again and live the live HE had purposed for us before the beginning. Mysteries are only mysteries because we are falling short of HIS glory; because we are not at peace with. Get close to GOD so that HE can get close to. HE loves us but sin has separated us from HIM so depart from sin and you would witness firsthand how infinite HIS Love is to you!

Peace To The Wise!

Absolute Totality

Many people have deduced a saying that we are not moved by what we see or feel but by the truth HIS Word reveals from IICorinthians5:7. But I say I am moved by what I feel because I feel the Word of GOD.

Apart from what we also refer to as living; which is purpose of a man on earth, GOD is also interested in what we refer to as daily living for surviving and being in good health. We must understand that GOD is not only interested in the purpose HE has allotted to each of us but how we also live that life that we think GOD is not really concerned about. HE is both interested in the content and the container.

When a man is dominated by the world system, everything he does from menial living up to career level is determined by the system and so should it be when we give our lives to the KINGDOM System of GOD. Every of our lives be it secular and social must be born out of the WORD of GOD which is Spirit and Life.

Let the Word dictates what you read, eat, wear, hear and say. The Word of GOD is not meant to stay in the Spiritual state; it must translate to the flesh and blood that we portray each and every day. Let the Word of GOD restructure our anatomy to what GOD designed it to be before the fall of man. When there is a tweak in the spiritual, it must manifest in the physical which is why we do things that we would not do normally in our mind. Whenever a man does contrary to what he believes, it shows that his spirit is not right with GOD and the mind no matter how sophisticated it is would only reveal the rottenness of the spirit.

We should let GOD take absolute control of our lives both in living as a purpose and living as maintaining or keeping the physical body. Absolute totality is what HE desires. HE desires that everything about us should function according to HIS grand purpose.

Peace To The Wise!

Do not stay there . . . Move!

Many people of the former generation have made a mistake of staying in a place even when things are not fruitful. . . They just stay there because they fear what the future holds for them if they abandon their current position.

This issue has made many people stereotypic and keeps them from journey to their Canaan land. Some that are privileged build a castle for themselves while those that are not privileged accept fate and make struggle their daily bread.

What GOD desires for us is that we journey through this life till we end up in our Canaan and begin to do that which GOD desires for us in that particular place.

In the Bible there accounts of people being under a ruler and an apprentice under a master. There is none of these examples that the people did not move out from the grasp of the ruler or receive “freedom” from their master. Even JESUS only discipled the disciples for 3.5 years before HE died, resurrected and ascended into Heaven.

GOD in any way does not encourage servitude and will never do. HE instructs people to move out when it is time and showed HIS against any master or ruler who failed to release HIS people. HE also made things hard for HIS people if they are to convenient in what they see as Canaan but it’s actually Goshen.

GOD desires fruitfulness for HIS in diverse manners; HE is not a stereotypical GOD who keeps people for doing the same thing all over again just for the saje of survival. GOD is never interested in making a set of people self-sufficient alone but rather, HE desires that they be a source of blessing to other set of people. So after delivering them from their ruler or instructing their master to release them, it is not so that they should camp midway and begin to fend for themselves or depend solely on the milk of GOD.

Peace To The Wise!

Living Tomorrow Today . . .

It is not a feeling of grandeur or conspiracy when I say that the present situation is not pleasant to GOD in many ways. HE is waiting for that time that had already been set when people will please HIM by default though it is by choice. Their choice would be to have no choice other than to please HIM all the time.

David, Daniel, Micah, Ezekiel, Peter, Paul, and John were among those who lived their lives as the Testimony of CHRIST. All/Most of their actions and responses were based on witnessing JESUS. People thought they were crazy and out of their minds but the Spirit of the LORD witnessed CHRIST and gave them the assurance of eternity.

People called them crazy because they refused to live a rotten presence by living a glorious future even in their own present times. These people were living in GOD’s present which to the world and complacent disciples was the future that never came or was distant from their today. It is better to live in the future now than to live in the present that GOD has abandoned.

But there will come, a time when GOD will change the order of thing by making corrections to the offsets between the earth and HIS Heavenly Kingdom. Though it is a restoration of balance between the Heaven and the earth, the world would see it as chaos and only those who are living tomorrow today that would be left untouched no matter how severe the chaos may seem to be. In fact, they will benefit from this chaos while others are wasting away. It is not that GOD is unjust. No! HE is only responding to people according to their choices!

Peace To The Wise!

Love is the basis of The KINGDOM Culture . . .

In Exodus 19:6, GOD called Israel the Holy Nation and Kingdom of Priests. HE told them to come unto HIM that HE may write HIS Laws upon their hearts. HE even called them HIS First Born which signifies that GOD wanted many Sons unto HIMSELF.

HE did not want them to conquer by war but by Love; HE wanted them to serve as Priests so as to lead other nations into the presence of the LORD so that they can be come holy as HE is holy. If Love is essence and being and HIS Word is who HE is, it confirms that whatever GOD wanted to achieve through the Israelites was not what happened after they rejected HIS encounter.

But in Micah4:3, GOD was saying that in the days to come, people would no longer need swords or spears but plowshares and pruninghooks. This means that instead of war and destruction order, beauty and fruitfulness would be the order of the day. The energy people use for waging war against will be used for producing beauty and wealth.

The only force that can produce beauty and fruitfulness is Love for it is through the Love of GOD and the love for man that man creates solutions for the problems that abound in this world. By these creations, people would automatic go through processes they should not have gone through voluntarily. They will begin to subscribe to the system love has created in being a solution to a problem.

Had Israelites agreed with the LORD, Amorites, Hittites, Jebusites would have been remembered as part of the LORD’s people till today. But because they refused, GOD had to do things based on their choices. Their relationship with GOD would have birthed something great in the hearts. Imagine the whole Israelites acting and responding to issues with Love in their hearts (as Priests); carrying the burden of other nations till they accept GOD. It would have been a glorious sight!

Peace To The Wise!