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MY PROFOUND NYSC CAMP LESSON

I have being very hesitant in posting my NYSC experience as by now you have probably gotten tired of the whole NYSC story. If you just read a little further I promise that you wouldn’t have wasted your time or your mental faculty trying to process what I have to say.

For readers who don’t know the meaning of NYSC-National Youth Service Corps. NYSC is a one year scheme, designed by the Nigerian Government, entailing a 3 weeks paramilitary training at various camps across the federation, after which you serve the community where you have been posted to. Now I am starting to sound like one of the NYSC officials 😉 .

NYSC was a whole new experience for me; of course I had to cover a whole lot of distance by various means just to get to one funny destination called Wanune, Tarka. I leave your mind to wonder about the state, but of course there is google. If by now you haven’t gotten tired of my beating around the bush, then I say congratulations my friend. I am getting to the very heart of the matter.

1457475_10202440279189455_2099295723_nHave you ever been in a strange place and you have wanted to identify with another? On my first day in camp, there was a lady directly opposite me. I had seen something of hers that identified her as a member of my church, so I carefully waited for her to finish her prayers and then I greeted her and waited to chip this in “Are you a member of….church”, you should have seen the smile on my face when she said yes. This was the part I was waiting for; I immediately chipped in “That’s my church too”. She made a good friend, as I latter got to discover that she was in the same platoon with me and we attended the same fellowship in camp…I did meet another person and she was also from my church too and we made such good friends too. The binding factor here was our DENOMINATION, after that we got to know each other beyond Denomination.

Then came a Sunday morning and I think the title of the message was about “Breaking Denominational Barriers”. I have not been so much into the names of churches as I could sometimes go to another church different from mine and blend in, but for some good reasons I have to identify with a church and stay there.

The Truth is; some of us and even I have forgotten the reason for DENOMINATION and we have replaced the word with SEGREGATION, sometimes with CONDEMNATION. If she is not in my church then he/she is on her way to Hell-fire. May I remind you that we would not stand that day as a DENOMINATION but as individuals and as the Church of Christ! Let me give a brief description of what we are doing, we are all on the same football team “Jesus Team”, but we seem to be playing for the other side or scoring own goals, due to division.

Mat 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

One of the tools the devil seems to be using at a time like this is division in the house of God. He divides then he carries out its plan. It’s very hard to attack a group of people together, but get one person out of the group then it becomes very easy to attack such a person. Let me also remind you of the time when the disciples came to meet Jesus;

Mar 9:38-40 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbade him, because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. For he that is not against us is on our part.

We shouldn’t be found attacking ourselves all because our doctrines are different, let’s consult the bible and if you feel your brother is not getting something right, win him over with love. We must always have the mindset that we are the body of Christ, irrespective of our different denominations. That my friend is the greatest lesson I learnt in camp.

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Posted by on December 10, 2013 in Article, Jesus Christ

 

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TURN ON THE LIGHT

This darkness couldn’t get darker than this. The weird creature stretched its thin long hand towards his forehead. Sweat had already drenched his bed, and by now he was breathing heavily. He couldn’t believe that he would ever get this scared, and then the creature spoke with a loud voice, “you are mine, mine, mine”. Suddenly there was utter darkness, the music of sorrow was endless, somewhere crying for water, others were beaten to a point of death but of course there was no death here.

In a minute his whole life flashed before his eye, He always thought that everything would be alright if he kept on going to church, but the preacher in his church kept telling them that without Jesus Christ they won’t be able to make it to heaven. Tunji thought to himself well if Jesus Christ is my only passport let me cling to him, so I can enjoy the luxury of Heaven when I die. Little did he know that you can’t deceive God. Anytime the Holy Spirit tried to convict he hardened his heart.

Little did he know that death would come knocking and he would find himself in the lake of fire. He felt something very cold on his face, in fear he opened his eye and of course it was his troublesome elder sister again (what a relieve it was a dream), but he didn’t mind this time around. He gave her a big hug and breezed out of the room, leaving her with a puzzled look on her face. That day Tunji had a long day talking with the Holy Spirit. With the Holy Spirit pointing out this hidden secrets and flaws, the Holy Spirit reminded him that the word of God was his guide in this dark word.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my part (Psalms 119:105)

This might be vague to you, but I love this school of thought from great ministers of God. This is their thought ‘”if am right that there is heaven and hell, then I have nothing to lose. If am not then I still have nothing to lose.”  After letting Christ in, turn on the light

The entrance of thy word giveth light… (Psalms 119: 130)

For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people:

but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee (Isaiah 60:10).

To Tunji it was a dream, but to others this was real and they never had the time to return and turn on the light by accepting Christ as their personal Lord and savior and getting to know is word. Christ is coming soon TURN ON THE LIGHT!

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2013 in Jesus Christ, stories

 

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THE CROSS AND THE POWER

The preaching of the cross to the world is foolishness, but to us that believe it is the power of God (1cor 1; 18). I just came to the consciousness of what the death and resurrection of Christ truly means. I came to the realization that I had been religious concerning this subject matter. This is a wakeup call that everything concerning your life has been finished on the cross.

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, it is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost (John 19: 30)

And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from top to bottom (Matthew 15: 37-38)

The Greek word for “it is finished” is tel-eh’-o which means to end, complete, execute, discharge a debt, make an end, expire, fill up, finish, go over, pay, perform. Christ came to put an end to all your struggles, to give an expiry date to that challenge and to bring you into close fellowship and intimacy with the father.

 

  

  

“There is an expiry date attached to every challenge that you may be passing through, hold on!”

  

  

Christ was under no obligation to die, in fact he clearly stated that no one can take his life except he lays it down (John 10: 18). He saw the Glory ahead. There is a Glory ahead for you if you would just see the finished work of Christ. The blood that was shed on the cross of Calvary, bought you over from slavery, diseases, poverty, oppression, depression and anything contrary to Christ. You have full access to the throne of the father through Jesus Christ, enough of condemnation!!!

[There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit (Romans 8: 1).

Remember there is power in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Christ has finished everything concerning us, walk in this consciousness and live a triumphant life.

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2013 in Hope, Jesus Christ, Peace

 

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