Time and Quality

“But beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the LORD one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
The LORD is not slack concerning His promises, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” 2 Peter 3:8-9

Epistle of the Heart

2 Corinthians 3: 2-3

Jesus warned that no one should covet being a teacher. This is because according to Jesus, a teacher is meant to teach the people the ways and laws of God and His Kingdom; expounding mysteries for the sake of facilitating understanding in the hearts of disciples of CHRIST. So if a teacher teaches wrongly, he would be responsible for misleading people and ultimately generations that are yet to exist if the recipients do not unlearn.

If a teacher’s destination is the heart of the people, then we should fear by not taking the responsibility lightly. Most importantly, the heart of a teacher is the first point of notice. His heart would determine what would come out to the people and find place in their hearts. According to Paul’s inspired letter, the teacher’s heart would determine the lifestyle of the learners or students . . . The students’ lives would take form out of the abundance of his heart. The focus would not necessarily be the content of what has been said but the spirit from which the contents emerge from. This is because it is possible to concoct messages and contents according to the calculated mind without giving attention to the heart (the spirit) but this would not stop the heart from releasing its issues with the words that are coming out of the mouth.

What is in the heart/spirit of the teacher? Is it accumulation of experiences and knowledge outside God that has blended with the amount of God’s virtue that is also present? Are the words we speak merely take roots from the letters that have been read and studied cerebrally while the real words are embedded in the spirit that is responsible for voicing these cerebral words out? How come students/learners/disciples tend to do contrary to what the teacher teaches/preaches vehemently?

Although the students are responsible for either rejecting or accepting the spoken words, teachers should nevertheless, always endeavour to speak from the heart that is connected to the heart of the Father in Heaven. The teachers must endeavour to be faithful and devoted students to the Holy Spirit so that He can imprint in and upon their hearts true Words and Laws of God so that when they speak, they speak from the abundance of God in their hearts.

What will exonerate teachers from the shortcomings of the students would be the embodiment of the epistle of CHRIST they have been given to teach or preach . . .

#HIM

Input Always Influences Output

During last sunday service, my pastor said one thing that got my attention and spurned me into thinking . . . He said “though what you take in might not defile you but it will surely influence what is going to issue out of your mouth which is able to defile if it is an unrighteous output.

The moment I heard this, I was remembered about the how the automobile engine works: it has 4cylinder strokes which are responsible for the effectiveness of the engine.

The first stroke is the intake or induction stroke and it is responsible for allowing air-fuel mixture into the cylinder. And there are valves that are employed for controlling the amount of air-fuel ratio needed.

The second stroke is the compression stroke and this is meant for pressing the air-fuel mixture till it gets ready for ignition.

The third stroke is the power stroke which is as a result of the spark introduced into the cylinder that contains the ignition-ready mixture.

The fourth stroke is the exhaust stroke for it is the stroke for releasing whatever mixture that was unused after the power stroke.

And this makes me realise that the same is with man which is why a man must guard his heart from impurities. The valves must be effective enough to screen out impurities or shut out excesses from finding their way to the heart so that whatever man ruminates on within him would be GODly all the time so that as the devil’s spark comes, it would not meet what will magnify it and make it an unholy fire within. But when ignition of GOD is introduced, GODly fire will burn inside us and our so called exhaust will be a sweet smelling savour to GOD and a lovely and blameless attitude before men.

Guard you heart from unGODly elements!

Peace To The Wise!