One thing I’ve realized in my Christian walk is that there is less practical experience and more talk. In essence, theory hardly meets practice in today’s Christianity and that is why we have so many preachers and pastors but less impact. By the grace of God, I have been opportune to experience some practical aspects of the word based on personal experience and one of them is the hard way of transgressors; not in the breaking of a law, but in the actual difficulty attached to the art and act of transgressing.
In the last episode, we shared about how prophecy was made based on the facts of a dream and how the prophecy was fulfilled, proving not only the source of the dream, but also the potency of dreams. In the same vein, in 2012, I had a similar dream after my elder sister’s wedding. I would have shared it prior to the last episode, but that memory was only triggered at the point of writing.
The last episode, I shared about a dream that took about 6 months to mature; well, this dream was had in 2012 and matured in stages. The first stage matured in December, 2012 and next stage was in January, 2014. So, the first stage took about 6 months to mature, while the second one took about a year. The period was long and all I had to go by was what I saw in the dream. Nevertheless, I prophesied based on some the facts of the dream and now, after all the suspense, it has come to pass.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen (Hebrews 11:1). This verse gives us the clear definition of faith. Encarta Dictionaries (2009) also views faith as the belief in, devotion to, or trust in somebody or something, especially without logical proof. Hebrews 11:3 then goes further saying that “through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear”. The New Living Translation (NLT) says “By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen”. There are many teachings and topics on faith today to the point that it becomes really confusing. The truth is there is nothing more to faith than the definitions and explanation above. The whole process of faith according to Mark 11:23-24 is asking by prayer, believing you have received without doubting and finally, the receipt of your request. What happens in the spirit during the process is not your concern, your job is to pray or make the decree, believe, don’t doubt and don’t say anything contrary or negative to your confession.
Yet again and as always, I will never stop to make reference to the importance of wisdom and understanding in the knowledge of God as covered in “The Significance of the Motive behind Bible Study”. This strange occurrence I’m about to share with you really happened; I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry or run, it was just really weird. These fallacies just keep getting more and more interesting!
Welcome to the New Year once again and the second season of the Dreams Come True Series (DCTS). In recent times, there have been heightened revelations concerning the end times and the second coming of the Lord (Joel 2:28), and majority of these revelations have been through dreams, while others are through visions and out of body experiences, including death. This year, we will also be sharing these dreams and revelations because they are prophetic and will happen according to the word of God. Nonetheless, we will kick off this season with a dream that I had concerning Covenant Christian Centre, Nigeria middle last year that has come to pass now.
To be honest, the events in the book of Revelation don’t seem literal, they actually seem figurative. As a matter of fact, there are lots of events in the Bible that are just not humanly possible. These are supernatural events that have occurred in the past and are to occur in the future. Funny enough, we humans seem to believe some of these events while we disregard the literal nature of the others. For example, almost every Christian believes in the miracles that Moses performed, virtually every Christian believes that Jonah was actually in the belly of the fish, but most of us are not conscious of the literal nature of the events to come, like the supernatural coming of the Lord, like the final day. In the video above, David Jones was taken into the supernatural to literally witness the day of the Lord.
It’s a New Year, a new dawn, a new breath and a new yawn with most of us newly reborn and the rest of us, expectedly detoured. The question is: Is there really anything special about the year 2014? Is there truly anything special about the New Year? I hate to break it to you, but there isn’t! Time flies no matter what, if you died last year, this year would still have come, it is time, there’s nothing we can do about it. The centre of attraction shouldn’t be on the year, but on you! That is why I am writing to us this New Year, lest we fall into the trap of 2013 and other previous years; having New Year Resolutions, deceiving ourselves and achieving less than nothing.
It’s not just about an official obligation to give out hampers to customers, it’s not about giving out Christmas cards, it’s definitely not about simply saying “Merry Christmas”, what then is this season about? It is about the love of Christ that must radiate from our hearts and spread to one another, it’s about the significance of the birth of Christ, who was born just for the purpose of dying for you and me. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13). It is about love and a call to endless love.