SPIRITUAL GIFT…

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Introducing The Living Word Network

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Hello, And Thank You…

Dearly beloved readers,

Over many years now, I’ve been encouraged by your supports,both the likes and the don’t likes. I’ve been better trained by your inputs as to  chose my topics carefully. But one thing remains; “i (we) can do all things through Christ who strengthens me(us)” (Philippians 4:13)

As we are getting to the end of this year, make it your resolution to “Seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness…”(Matthew 6:33), this coming 2016 God willing. This I know without a shadow of a doubt that you future will be greater than your past.

For some readers who had something to say about a topic on depression, i did not in anyway intend to make you feel that way, but if you read that topic the second time, asking God for your deliverance, you will join the rest of the people that testified!

We love you all, and hope you continue reading.

 

Yours Truely,

Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.

http://www.tlwmi.org

 

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AN EFFECTIVE NEW YEAR RESOLUTION…

Dear family of Christ,

May this new year be a year of a double portion everything! May you be strengthened to complete your resolutions. May The Lord renew your strength for greater achievements.
Rejoice for our God is with us and have revealed what He is doing for us already. Thus says The Lord; “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland”. (Isaiah 43:19 NIV)

Every New Year, many of us have penned down some resolutions of our do’s and don’ts, but as the year starts to inch in, most of those promises begin to edge out ineffectively. Why?

From experience, it is true that man is a being of emotions; by this I mean that when we are in pain, we start to seek a solutions and when our pains subsides, we forget the genesis, costs and the lesson! (This can be argued, but it is 100% true)

As a Christian, you must be able to at lease know the word and promises of your father, God and Savior. As a “… Lamp under your feet and a light on your path”, let them guide and guard your heart. God’s faithfulness honors every word His child pronounces, especially when it has to do with setting our lives towards doing His will. It makes God happy each time we do His will, and in His will are all the plans He has for us.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart”. (Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV)
When we truthfully make any New Year Resolutions, it came through the Holy Spirit. He is the Spirit of change. As our strength to overcome, the Holy Spirit will never leave us alone to those resolutions, but throughout will constantly reminds us ways of achieving them. This means, for the year 2014, walking without God, His Word (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit (the Power to Overcome), those vows and resolutions are useless, and before the end of the year will add more pains than your heart desires. Stick to the plans. Repent and be “Born-Again”. Find a Bible-Based Church to be a member.

Remember, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son”. (John 3:16, 18 NIV)

“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers”. (III John 1:2 NKJV)

One scripture verse always in your memory a day keeps all the demons away.  You can start with Philippians 4:8. He will clean you up to make way for all the other goodies. Praise The Lord.

Happy New Year! Have a prosperous 2014!!

Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.

The Living Word Ministries 

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Knowing What God Wants For Us

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” — Proverbs 3:5-6

I meditated long and hard on Proverbs 3:5-6, wondering…how many of us, at some point in  our lives wanted someone or something so bad that we were willing to sacrifice everything for it, or for him or her? And, regardless of how much we pour into this thing or that person, It just doesn’t seem to work. I’m sure many of us have been there…If you’re honest with yourself…

Sometimes we talk ourselves into a new truth when God’s truth about someone or something has already been presented to us. What we think we want or need is not always what God wants for us. He already knows the beginning and the end of everything. Thats why we are not to lean to our own understanding.  Matthew 6:33 tells us to, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” When we present our plans to God, He will guide us in to His righteousness. Remember, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.”(Matthew 7:13) Oftentimes what we chase after is guided by an easy road which is led by the devil, because he knows it will lead to destruction. He’s just deceiving us by leading us to believe we will be happy by taking this route. Yes, you will experience some pleasure for the moment, but I can tell you from experience, It is short-lived!

Serving God is not always about our personal pleasure. To be a living sacrifice is to suffer sometimes.  That is what Jesus Christ did for us, He suffered. He paid the ultimate price for us. Believe it or not, we will have to go without, we simply will not get everything we THINK we want and need. Suffering is for a reason. God led the Israelites to the wilderness for a reason, and that reason was for them to know that God is God. “For I am the Lord, I change not…”(Malachi 3:6)

May God bless you this morning, or evening for my international readers.

Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
http://www.tlwmi.org

 

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Healing Through Forgiveness

“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” — Matthew 6:14-15

For perfect healing, we need to learn to forgive others. According to God, we are not judges. We should love all men, forgive all men and embrace all men as our Savior Jesus Christ did for us. Remember, “…Obedience is better than sacrifice.” Oftentimes, we experiment on the word of God, but the fact is that God’s word should be accepted entirely by faith. To forgive, you must let it all go, not some, but all! It is impossible to forgive all if you do not love, as well as knowing what God’s will is. If you can not give what you do not have, you then must learn to receive so that you can give; this is to say that if you do not forgive yourselves for your errors, it is hard for you to let others off the hook when they offend you. Also, Satan will build a workshop in our minds, feeding us with his lies. Then comes the hurt, disobedience, and the quest for vengeance will crash the entire biochemistry…sickness.

So, what do we do? 1 John 1:9 tells us, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” The word “confess” simply means to tell God your struggles, and receive a healing and forgiveness from Him for appointing yourself a judge. Once you make this confession, trust God for your heart desires, and never look back.

Jesus died for our sins…and by His stripes, we are healed. As Christians, we are instructed to follow the footsteps of our master and savior Jesus Christ. “Then Jesus said, “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they do…”(Luke 23:34)

Are you struggling with unforgiveness? “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,” (Acts 3:19) This is called being a born again believer. A renewed member of the household of faith, a child of God and the one that pleases Him. An ambassador of Jesus Christ, and a royal priesthood, A Christian…

Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
http://www.tlwmi.org
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Stop!!! Before You Seek Revenge…

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. (Romans 12:19 NIV)

Imagine if we lived in a world where everyone sought revenge every time someone wronged them…imagine that! What would this world look like?  Thank God some of us still believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. When you strive daily to have a Godly heart, it allows you to adopt the role of being the bigger person in every situation. Like it or not, someone will wrong you again; upset you, curse you, hurt you, disappoint you…Why? Simply because they are human. You are human too! We all have fallen short of God’s glory and if you say you have not, then you’re struggling with a prideful spirit. Stay tuned for what the bible has to say about that!

Love must be an action that we strive to do in every area of our lives, even to our enemies. Yup, that’s right, God commands that we love our enemies too! The bible also says, ”Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse…Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone…If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:14,17,20,21)

Stop right now and think back on your past when Jesus showed up and worked everything out… Ask yourself, If he did it before, why would he leave me now? The answer is simple, He will never leave you or forsake you. So next time someone has wronged you, hurt you, cursed you, took vengeance against you and you’re ready to take matters in to your own hands, rest in the Lord Jesus Christ knowing that vengeance is HIS! Amen.

God bless you.

Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
http://www.tlwmi.org
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