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Leadership

You are the Leader.

Your leader is not your book writer, your school teacher or the richest man in the world.

Your leader is you. Held your head up high, aim for the goal you have planned, do not look back but look ahead and lead yourself.

You have a different soul, body and spirit, hence you are your own leader.

You cannot follow someone else’s dreams, if so, less faith will be in action.

When you follow your own path of leadership, you practice your own faith and you yourself believe that it will happen for you.

Your happiness, your love and life depends all on you being your own leader.

God gave each one of us a different thumb print, a different purpose, only he knows what type of leader you are.

Take control of your own life and move ahead.

Be content with what you have and lead yourself to a better future.

Why lie

Today I was thinking of the word, lie and wondered why we lie?

Two days ago I put the last jigsaw puzzle piece together, it took me five years to finally learn the truth.

Finding out if a person lied to us may take us a few minutes, hours, a day, a month or for some even after many years before we find out that the person has lied to us.

Jesus, on the other hand, already knew from the very start that Judas will betray him, but he did not say anything about it.Truth should be the foundation of our goals, our relationships, our spiritual growth and physical needs.

We cannot set our foundation on lies and betrayal.The foundation that builds on lie might succeed in its initial stages but will definitely fail in the future.

The foundation that builds on lie will also build on from that lie through to our future generations who unfortunately are the ones who will suffer the consequences of these lies.It is not difficult to cut off such foundation from our generations if we have Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

The pharisees and the teachers of the law were always determined and ready to persecute Jesus through lies.

Ordinary people like us too can tell lies about others or try to trap others with lies, but why?Why can’t we build our foundation on truth?

Truth will last forever, truth will make us go through hardships that will eventually be successful.
Basically, do not lie.
Good Friday is approaching.
As we take time to reflect upon our relationship with our Lord let us also stop being Judas towards each other.

Burden

“Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest. For the yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 GNTD

For the past months I have been experiencing some moments in my life where difficulty arises when other people create issues which in the end you become part of. We carry this burden along with us creating stress, worries, sleepless nights and anger. We do not realise the need to do counselling if our body cannot cope with all the issues. We thought counselling is only for mentally ill and physiological disorder individuals. This is not true, everyone must always have a clean body, clear mind, clear spirit for God’s Holy Spirit to work through us.

We have good spiritual advisers who advises us when the need arises. Physically we are strong and healthy, but the mind and heart is important also to heal. One of my good friend once told me that healing a body is much faster because you can drink a tablet for it. Healing the mind and heart is very difficult because you are dealing with your soul and spirit.

I applied the verse above whenever a need arises to heal. When you are in a problem, everything does not work together, you are weak in body, mind and soul. Your mind starts to create assumptions, your body becomes sick and your soul is loosing sight of God’s spirit. When these moments arises, apply the verse above and leave everything in God’s hand. We cannot control certain situations in our life, nor can we create new good ones until we are clear in our body, mind and soul. The next steps you are going to take will create further problems for you, that is why you need to step back and do what healers usually call “deliverance”.

Below, am going to talk about our hearts, we also must understand our relationship with God. This is to know which steps to take further on what we need to remove from our lives.

We have very beautiful Godly hearts, we must learn to drive away all evil/problems that will affect our hearts. Below is a picture i draw showing a heart of a person who holds on to Jesus and also to evil. We may have anger and no self control, or we may have Joy only 20 percent of the time.

We have both Jesus and Satan in our hearts.

When we have Jesus all over our hearts, we can replace the satanic ways of Greed, Adultery, Idolatry, slandering, murder, gossip, covet, anger, cheat, lying, stealing, pride and jealousy. These are the things which we must try to avoid in our lives. To do this, we need to apply the verse above, give everything to God. Yes, some people may gossip about you, some are jealous of you or some cheat on you but we cannot control these things. We must have humility and self control. We must not take much of this satanic fruits in us, it will cause us to become ill both spiritually and physically.

Jesus is fully within us, we need to remove adultery, gossip, lies, jealousy and anger in our lives.

The above heart is when we start to clear ourselves, we have more of Jesus. We are delivered again and again to clear our life from meaningless worries. We have so much Joy, peace, self control, faithful, love, patience, kindness, goodness and gentleness.

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It will takes us many years of changes to have Jesus fully in our hearts. We are sinners, that is why whenever we go through the changes we need to apply the verse above to help us get to him because he is fully light and we are not. Every time we have problems or disagreements we must seek God for assistance, we must follow the fruits of the holy spirit to be delivered from evil forces causing us to sin.

I truly wish you God’s joy and love. Many blessings and always smile.

Love and Holy Spirit

Happy Pentecost everyone, a day to remember Acts 2: 1 – 13. The day the Holy Spirit is sent from Heaven by our Lord Almighty to us.

New Zealand, Dunedin 2018

Am much happy to discuss about the Pentecost because we do not only receive the Holy Spirit but the happenings shows how much closer God’s love for us is. Love is the core of our relationship with God. Matthew 22: 36-40 also says this, we must Love God and our neighbor.

If we do not have love, we are far from God’s saving presence. When Jesus chooses his disciples, he prayed overnight, this is mentioned in Luke 6:12-16. During his ministry, the disciples have little faith, they see but do not believe, they raise some questions which the Lord do not approve of as well. This shows lack of knowledge, wisdom, authority and self control. For example, Simon Peter does loses control when he took a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. 

In Galatians 5:22-23, the fruits of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The gifts of the Holy Spirit is recorded in 1 Corinthians 12. The fruits and gifts are two different areas. The fruits are our qualities and characters, how we act. The gifts are given to us from God, each of us has a will and purpose, God gave us gift/s for us to do his work.

When Jesus went up to Heaven, he sent forth the Holy Spirit. This is mentioned in Acts 1:6-11.

The disciples spent time in prayer after Jesus left to prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost). When the Holy Spirit came down upon them, the disciples not only receive the Holy Spirit but also fruits of the Holy Spirit. They completely turned away from their doubting, their questions, their attitudes and they gain all the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Also God give each one of them a gift/s.

Yes, we do not expect people to believe in them because they do not go to universities or are temple prophets and went through training since childhood. The disciples are fishermen, some related to Jesus. Others are tradesman of some kind but not religious etc. Matthew is only known for taking tax from people. Simon is a Zealot, stubborn as he is. However, Jesus has taught them about God during his three years ministry.

The disciples came to Love God with all their mind, body and strength. This gives them the power from God for their destiny and will. They have Love for God, from all the suffering and injustice they go through, all is love.

The core of all our relationship is love. When we have love in our hearts for God and other people, no one is against us. When we have Love, we are open to more blessings and God will prepare a room for us in heaven.

The Judas way?

In Matthew chapter 26 and 27, you can read stories of Jesus about his betrayal and death.

The life of Jesus does not only teach us to follow his way but to understand also the terrible things happening now and will be in the future. The Bible mentioned so many problems people are facing now, yet we do not understand the Jesus way.

We are in our own position, handling our own life. We have the power to control our own lives. We have the body, soul and spirit to determine our path.

We have our own power to use it the Judas way or the Jesus way? Some of us are in between, maybe we call it sitting on the fence way.

The sitting on the fence way is when we go back and forth, allowing Jesus in our lives and sometimes also Judas. When we are in trouble, we quickly seek Jesus. When we are not in trouble we treat ourselves to the Judas way.

It is Easter and many people are in Jesus way. Jesus is the talk of the day on Easter and palm Sunday. What happened to talking about Jesus daily?

We forget much the pain and suffering he has been through to save our souls from sin. Here I say soul, because our souls are very important to God. A Godly soul is led by the spirit of God. A Judas way soul is led by the evil spirit.

We betray Jesus everyday when we do not speak to and of him. Judas, adisciple of Jesus only betray him once for the love of money. Why speak of him at all when you only do that at times of need?

We should be thankful and grateful for everything we have, for family, for food, for water and shelter, for all our friends. We cannot be enjoying these things without him. It is Jesus who have been with us all this time through these things yet we do not recognise him at all.

When I speak to a friend, I use my mouth, lips and voice. These actions I cannot have without Jesus. My physical being? My mind, my thoughts, my actions are given by God. How do we use it rightly for Jesus?

Am only allowed to use my senses, actions and thoughts for Jesus through my love for other people, helping other people, giving and supporting others. Why do we use what God has given us to hurt, betray, steal and poisoned others. We are doing this many times more than Judas did.

Should we apply the Judas way many times over or should we apply the Jesus way?

That Sad

We cannot change the past, nor can we change what someone did to us. All we can do now is to be ourselves and have love in our hearts praying with our body, mind, soul and spirit for happiness to creep in.

We must always have joy in our hearts no matter the consequences. Always think happy thoughts.

A friend of mine reminded me one day that Faith does not come with sadness. Faith comes with joy in our hearts. If we pray and yet feel sad, nothing successful will come to us.

We must pray and live life with happiness to be successful, be happy for ourselves, share your love and be peaceful to everyone even if you do not receive the same.

“For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11.

If somehow the past kept bothering you then go back to the person and settle whatever it is, much better for you to be happy than be sad.

You are a smart, intelligent, beautiful person, therefore you should not be sad. You are special always in God’s eyes, do not let anyone make you any lower for God did not.

Matthew 10:29-31, “Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

Always remember, what God sees in you is perfectly powerful. He believes in you and he adores you. Believe in yourself always.

Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Praying

People search far and wide for books, verses, collect, hymns, see priests and traveled far to find how to pray to God. They use signs and different dialects on prayers.

It so happened that because people are so muddled up with different prayers, they confuse themselves on what they really need from God.

We know our own needs. Why do we ask for someone to pray for us when that person knows nothing about us? If we have a need in your life, only God can answer us. When we pray we must use simple words and talk to God like talking to our friends.


How to Pray is taught by Jesus to his disciples in Matthew 6:9-13.

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen
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Chapter 6: 7 also says, ” Do not heap up empty phrases as the gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.”

When you say this prayer, always say it slowly with a meaningful and loving heart. Apply also the two most important commandments as well.

The two most important commandment is found in Matthew 22:37-39. Also in these verses in verse 40 it says, ” on these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

If these two commandments depends entirely on all the Laws and Prophets what more do you want? This is enough for the God.

When we pray for Food or thank God for anything, just say Thank you. We do not have to go to the middle of the universe to search how to say thank you to God? The love in us and love for our neighbours shows we have a heart for people and God knows when we think of them after receiving our blessings.

Healing

People are healed in many ways physically and spiritually.  I have seen and experience many different types of healing methods.  

There are so many stories I wanted to share, however, it would be best to tell you more the truth about healing and only whom you shall seek. The healing am talking about here is for when you are physically sick, depressed, lonely, and spiritually sick. 

It will all go away if you believe in yourself and be strong

 It takes time to heal, some people waited years before they heal. Once i sat with an uncle of mine at the clinic and asked him a few questions. He is mentally and Physically ill. The doctors can help him physically, however, on the other hand I can see he is always stressed and always worried what happens if he dies. These are the moments of opportunity for me to give encouragement to him which will bring healing.

Today people use a lot of traditional herbs, homemade medicines, expensive products, books etc there are so many i come across but in the end there is one solution, having faith in God. Jesus did not use any products, he only touch a few people such as the healing of the blind man at Bethsaida. The rest of them he gave word, and most touch his cloak. All of them healed with his presence. 

Your worries, thoughts and feelings should be given unto the Lord 

Jesus did not read a thousand words from the Bible to heal. He spoke with authority and faith. 

Faith will heal you 

Jesus did not give a powerful product to the woman who was bleeding for 12 years. The woman who was bleeding for 12 years have faith. She did not believe in anyone else but God. 

We heal physically and spiritually when we have faith in ourselves, we love ourselves enough to look after ourselves. If any healing we see is outside of what Jesus does then it is not true healing. Do not waste your money or your time going to people who say they can heal. Maybe they can but it would be much better to have a relationship with God and believe he can heal. God can also advise us who to go to for healing. Such as the story from Saul who became blind and he was told by Jesus to go and see Ananias. Ananias is a disciple of Jesus in Damascus who was asked to restore the sight of Saul. The Saul who is now Saint Paul. 

Healing may come in many ways but understanding yourself, healing yourself is the way to respecting yourself, loving yourself and also sharing this healing to others. 

Peace

Why is Peace important? What type of Peace comes from God that works through us to settle problems, make us happy, creates peace between conflicting parties, peace among people and peace in families.

We will discuss some verses from the new testament about the type of peace Jesus has.

Peace on Earth can in found in Luke 2:14, the angels sing praises to God saying, Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom he is pleased.

This verse was given when Jesus was born, it is very interesting to find that peace is mentioned already in the beginning when Jesus came into the world. However, if you read further down the books, bringing peace creates further conflict among men because men do not practice the type of peace which Jesus brings. Jesus himself also mentioned in Matthew 10:34, “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.”

There are different kinds of peace mentioned in the bible by Jesus. Jesus rebuked the wind saying,”Peace, be still” in Mark 4:39. Here he asks nature for peace.

In the book Mark as well, Jesus healed a girl and says, “go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”

Another, he said, “have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another”.

In John 14:27, Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. “

Matthew 10: 12-13, “As you enter the house, greet it. And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.”

With the above verses peace can be inserted not only in conflicts but also nature, sickness, ourselves, visiting people, peace in faith, spiritual peace, and spiritual love.

On earth we can resolve a conflict between two parties to have peace, at last! However, peace does not really exist if in one’s heart is not truly with God.

Peace should not only be practiced among men but also among other things. For example, a company who does deforestation causes soil erosion, water pollution etc which does not bring peace to those who live close by. It may give peace when there is exchange of money or solutions of getting water for the community but the environment itself also does not have peace. The peace that comes from God is peace in nature and the future. This is the kind of peace that happens now and continues happening for the future without any touch of selfishness, pride, money, conflict etc

The peace that comes from sickness is peace of healing, you heal yourself through peace given by God. You feel healthy, refresh, and without fault. Some of us may feel downhearted, or rejected by loved ones, these does not bring us peace, therefore, we only find such peace in God to heal ourselves from our surroundings.

When the Lord sent out his apostles they bring with them peace, we ourselves must accept the peace given to us by others. If our peace does not accept others, it is not peace at all. How can we accept peace from others when we have our own troubled heart? Peace is connected between each heart and this is the type of peace we should share.

We have faith for our goals to be a success and this is recurring in our mind bringing peace and comfort. I have faith in this, I have faith in that, it shows the peace we have in what we want or planned for.

The spiritual peace we have from God is so special we feel we are in a different state, some experience it during meditation or when helping other people. It is that peace that comforts our mind, telling us that everything has worked out through God and handled by God. The peace which brings us total comfort.

Spiritual love, the peace in love which shows out through our work, our effort, our family, our output, our relationship with other people.

Whenever someone offend us, we must practice love and peace for them.

Afterlife

Many things happen in this world. We live in our personal world, hence, I want to talk about Afterlife.  Our spirit can be good or bad, this is the spirit we are born with. Our physical body/nature is our human nature and we use our senses daily.

For now, ignore the soul, and concentrate on your spirit and your body. We are born with it, we were innocent and humble, very delicate and bright, very simple and angelic.

The moment we start to grow from being a child to adult, we start to create a distance between our spirit and the physical body. Our views are changed from spiritual into physical human nature. We learn more of the physical world, we use our senses to learn more about the life on earth.

When we were children, our spirit is very pure, but it changes into the type of spirit we physically wanted as we grow up. It may be a good or bad spirit.

Our parents are there for us to teach us to be kind and loving, knowing the good and the bad. These teachings help us to lessen the gap between the spirit and our physical body. It teaches us spiritually to be a good person even though physically we are going through situations such as being bullied, been hurt, been unsuccessful and so on.

When we reach an older age, we start to make our own decisions without our parents. We get released from the teachings of our parents and merge into the physical world with others.

The moment we get released is an important era in our lives where we ourselves determine our afterlife. We make decisions, choices, plans, goals etc. on what we want to become or achieve. During this time we should not to forget our own spirit.

The reason our spirit is more important than the physical body/nature is because, the spirit is linked to God and it is only the route to afterlife. The afterlife is determined by what we do physically now. We must train our spirit to merge with the Holy Spirit that God has planned for us while we are alive now.

We created a distance from God even more when we start to follow the ways of the world.

We have the spirit and the body. When we die, we only have the spirit, and the spirit is eternity. That is why it is important to train and nurture the spirit and not our physical nature. The physical nature disappears when we die but the spirit continues on and gets judged by God. How we train our spirit to become like God’s likeness determines our path in afterlife.

Our path is a plan given by God.  We have to accept God’s Holy Spirit to teach our spirit to succeed in the plans chosen for us.

Let us talk about balance, the balance of our spirit and Physical nature. Lets’ say, am a clever, knowledgeable student, and later become one of the directors of a very large wealthiest firm. Physically am rich and wealthy.

I know my business and I know a lot of rich people. The problem here is, I have no connection with my spirit and God. My spirit is not Holy because I have no God in me.  I have no God in my plans, I have no wisdom from above but only earthly wisdom.

When I die, all my wealth goes to someone else. Where does my spirit go? It did not go to God because while am alive, I do not know God. I am only left with the spirit that hover the world with other lost spirits.

Our spirit becomes Holy and it follows the ways of Christ when we believe in God and have a connection with God. At that moment of connection, a surge of Holy spirit’s gifts flows into our spirit making it one with God. We do not have knowledge of the world but also knowledge of the spiritual world. We become both spiritual and physically angelic being in God’s eyes.

When we have the Holy Spirit, it teaches us physically to do things in the physical world according to God’s plan. A lot of us these days do not train our spirit or fill the gap between the spirit and physical nature. The physical nature must be aligned to our Spirit. Both must be in perfect harmony in afterlife living with God.

Insert into our life timeline the following; prayers, helping people, donations, support, read the word of God, learn to understand God and love God to push up our spirit to match our physical nature of knowledge. As time goes by, our spirit will become holy and the moment it reaches our physical nature at the top, both are one with God.

For example, we have a relationship, we live together, therefore, we both merge our plans, work together, have children together and build a house together. The togetherness brought us years of living until aged. We put trust, we put energy, we both went through difficulties, we both are successful. Even though problems exist we both work hard to make it work. Same with the Spirit and Physical nature, both must be together even though it is hard to make the afterlife glorious.

To elaborate more, read the following verse;

James 3:13-18, “But if you have bitter jealousy, and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

The verse above simply tells us that when we use physical nature of our own accord and ambition, we have nothing else but all these rubbish in our hearts. Such do not come from the Holy Spirit but of the world.

When we have the Holy Spirit with us, we have everything, we have God and everything we ask for. The more we have the Holy Spirit, what we do physically is acceptable to our God and the hearts of all mankind.