BLESSINGS WHEN YOU OBEY,curses when you don’t.

“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God: “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be  in the country. “Blessed shall  be  the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. “Blessed shall  be your basket and your kneading bowl. “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. “The Lord  will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. “The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you. “The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord , and they shall be afraid of you. And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you. The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.  So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them,
{Deuteronomy 28:1-14}.
CURSE OF DISOBEDIENCE
“But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: “Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country. “Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. “Cursed shall be the fruit of your body and the produce of your land, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. “Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out. “The Lord will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the wickedness of your doings in which you have forsaken Me. The Lord will make the plague cling to you until He has consumed you from the land which you are going to possess. The Lord will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with severe burning fever, with the sword, with scorching, and with mildew; they shall pursue you until you perish. And your heavens which are over your head shall be bronze, and the earth which is under you shall be iron. The Lord will change the rain of your land to powder and dust; from the heaven it shall come down on you until you are destroyed. “The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies; you shall go out one way against them and flee seven ways before them; and you shall become troublesome to all the kingdoms of the earth. Your carcasses shall be food for all the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and no one shall frighten them away. The Lord will strike you with the boils of Egypt, with tumors, with the scab, and with the itch, from which you cannot be healed. The Lord will strike you with madness and blindness and confusion of heart. And you shall grope at noonday, as a blind man gropes in darkness; you shall not prosper in your ways; you shall be only oppressed and plundered continually, and no one shall save you. “You shall betroth a wife, but another man shall lie with her; you shall build a house, but you shall not dwell in it; you shall plant a vineyard, but shall not gather its grapes. Your ox shall be slaughtered before your eyes, but you shall not eat of it; your donkey shall be violently taken away from before you, and shall not be restored to you; your sheep shall be given to your enemies, and you shall have no one to rescue them. Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, and your eyes shall look and fail with longing for them all day long; and there shall be no strength in your hand. A nation whom you have not known shall eat the fruit of your land and the produce of your labor, and you shall be only oppressed and crushed continually. So you shall be driven mad because of the sight which your eyes see. The Lord will strike you in the knees and on the legs with severe boils which cannot be healed, and from the sole of your foot to the top of your head. “The Lord will bring you and the king whom you set over you to a nation which neither you nor your fathers have known, and there you shall serve other gods—wood and stone. And you shall become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword among all nations where the Lord will drive you. “You shall carry much seed out to the field but gather little in, for the locust shall consume it. You shall plant vineyards and tend them, but you shall neither drink of the wine nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them. You shall have olive trees throughout all your territory, but you shall not anoint yourself with the oil; for your olives shall drop off. You shall beget sons and daughters, but they shall not be yours; for they shall go into captivity. Locusts shall consume all your trees and the produce of your land. “The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. “Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you. And they shall be upon you for a sign and a wonder, and on your descendants forever. “Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything, therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in need of everything; and He will put a yoke of iron on your neck until He has destroyed you. “If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE Lord YOUR GOD, then the Lord will bring upon you and your descendants extraordinary plagues—great and prolonged plagues—and serious and prolonged sicknesses.
{Deuteronomy 28:15-48, 58-59}.
Again to obey is better than sacrifice. So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord ? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord , He also has rejected you from being king.”
[I Samuel 15:22-23 ]. To be excluded from the curses above,just go to the top of this blog, click unto the salvation page and follow the instructions,then allow the Holy Spirit to lead,and direct you for the rest of your life.

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TO OBEY IS BETTER, THAN SACRIFICE

So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord ? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord , He also has rejected you from being king.”
{I Samuel 15:22-23}
Have you ever wondered, what you are giving up or losing,because of disobedience. Could this be the reason why you feel like you are cursed,or why trials,tribulation,and troubles seems to always knock on your door,or why you can’t get ahead in life ? What would happen if you decided to just obey everything God says,instead of just hearing and not doing,let’s hear and do What God says, and see what would happen. Jesus was humble and obedient, and was exalted because of it. Read it for yourself, in Philippians 2:8-9,”And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name”.
Here’s some things He tells us to do.”Behold,I set before you this day a blessing and a curse : A blessing,if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God,which I command you this day; and a curse,if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God,but turn aside out of the way,which I command you this day,to go after other gods,which you have not known”{Deuteronomy 11:26-28}. However,in verses 16&17,it warns us,”Take heed to yourselves,that your heart be not deceived,and ye turn aside,and serve other gods,worship them; And then the Lord’s wrath be kindled against you,and He shut up the heaven,that there be no rain,and that the land yield not her fruit;and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the Lord giveth you”. Did you kindle the wrath of God? He said,in 1John 1:5-10 “This,then,is the message which we have heard of him,and declare unto you,that God is light,and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him,and walk in darkness,we lie,and do not the truth; But if we walk in the light,as He is in the light,we have fellowship one with another,and the blood of Jesus Christ,His son,cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin,we deceive ourselves,and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins,He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned,we make Him a liar,and His word is not in us. But you can get on the right path today,just go to the top of this blog,click on to the salvation page,then follow the instructions,and allow the indwelling Holy Spirit to lead you,and guide you for the rest of your life. In 3 John 2 it says,”Beloved,I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health,even as thy soul prospereth”. Psalms34:10 says,”Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;but he that trusteth in the Lord,mercy shall compass him about”. King David,said in Psalms 37:25-28,”I have been young,and now am old;yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken,nor his seed begging bread. He is merciful,and lendeth,and his seed is blessed. Depart from evil,and do good,and dwell for evermore. For the Lord loveth judgment,and forsaketh not His saints;they are preserved forever,but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off”. However,Psalms 34:17-19 says,”The righteous cry,and the Lord heareth,and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near unto those who are of a broken heart,and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous;but the Lord delivereth him out of them all”. To obey God,you have to know God,to know God, you must accept His Son (Jesus),and to know Jesus you have to read His autobiography in the Bible, so you can get started by going to the top of this blog,click onto the salvation page,and follow the instructions, then allow the Indwelling Holy Spirit that you receive to lead ,guide, and direct you for the rest of your life.

EXCEEDING JOY

Most people lack joy or don’t experience it because they are consumed with their problems, and fail to see God, who is bigger and has all the answers and solutions.

Psalm 30:5 tells us that weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. Most people who don’t receive the joy that only salvation can bring will not be joyful when mourning comes because they don’t have that supernatural faith, trust and confidence in God, that He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us as Ephesians 3:20 tells us. The power that worketh in us is the power that Jesus gave us in Luke 10:19 to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, this came with the promise that nothing shall by any means hurt us.

Once we activate our God-given power, we are victorious and our exceeding joy is released because we know in whom we believe. 2 Peter 3:9 tells us that God is not slack concerning His promises, so if He tells us joy is coming in the morning after weeping all night, then we better expect it.

God wants us to know that we must not be concerned about the fiery trials and tribulations that come our way. Most of all we should not even think it strange, but when it happens we should rejoice not only because the devil will be upset when we rejoice, but mostly because we will be glorifying God. When we rejoice we will not complain or murmur because we know that God promised us grace and mercy and when Jesus comes we will be going home to a place where the joy bells will be ringing continually, when our minds are transformed to heavenly things we will experience earthly joy because nothing can hurt us as Luke 10:19 and Jeremiah 29:11-12 tells us. Psalm 39:13-15 reminds us that God has big plans for us and no weapon formed against us shall prosper and every tongue that rises against us is condemned because this is the heritage of the righteous servants of the Lord; how can we not get exceedingly joyful after hearing this.

When you suffer as a Christian, as 1 Peter 4:16 tells us, there is nothing to be ashamed of because V. 14 says the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon us, and 1 Peter 3:12 tells us the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous and His ears are open to their prayers. My hope is that while you are crying, you are also on your knees praying so that you can experience that exceeding joy I am talking about.

Trials, tribulations and hardships are only fuel to God’s grace, mercy, favor and blessings. When we rejoice we can be exceedingly glad.

Receive Jesus into your heart today (if you have not already) so that you can know the joy that can only come from God. Proceed to the top of this site to the Salvation Prayer Page.

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the Omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.

Life is what you make it

Heavy rains remind us of challenges in life. Never ask for a lighter rain. Just pray to God for a better umbrella. – That is attitude!

Life is not about finding the right person, but creating the right relationship, it’s not how we care in the beginning, but how much we care till the very end.

Some people always throw stones in your path. It depends on what you make with them. A Wall or a Bridge? – Remember you are the architect of your life.

Search for a good heart, but don’t search for a beautiful face. Coz beautiful things are not always good, but good things are always beautiful.

It’s not important to hold all the good cards in life. But it’s important how well you play with the cards you hold.
Often when we lose all hope & think this is the end, Remember God and pray, it’s just a bend, not the end.’ –

Have faith and have a successful life.
One of the basic differences between God and humans is, God gives, gives and forgives. But the human gets, gets, gets and forgets.
Be thankful in life…

If u think it is your alarm clock that woke you up this morning, try putting it beside a dead body and you will realise that it is the Grace of God that woke you up. If you are grateful to God, forward this to all your friends to inform them that it is JUST BY THE GRACE OF GOD that we are alive.

IT’S ONLY A TEST

“Beloved,think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to test you,as though some strange thing happened happened unto you”{1 Peter 4:12}. At times we wish and pray that we wouldn’t have to face aches,pains,trials,nor tribulation,but Jesus warned us in John 16:33 that,”…In the world ye shall have tribulation;but be of good cheer;I have overcome the world”.
Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted. And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.” Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell; nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents; nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it,according to I Corinthians 10:1-13.
However, in 2 Timothy 3:12 it reminds us,”..and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution”. But we do get so tired of fighting the good fight of faith,but we just can’t get weary, that’s why it’s so important to pray for the saints,and encourage each other in the word,which is profitable for doctrine,for reproof,for correction,for instruction in righteousness,that the man and woman of God may be perfect,thoroughly furnished unto all good works.{2 Timothy 3:16~17}.
Most of the times,things happen, because of lust,greed,and covetousness ,as James tells us,” Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren”(James 1:12-16).
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
1Peter 5:10

PRAISES TO GOD

I will extol You, my God, O King; And I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, And I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord , and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts. I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works. Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, And I will declare Your greatness. They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, And shall sing of Your righteousness. The Lord  is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord  is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works. All Your works shall praise You, O Lord , And Your saints shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, And talk of Your power, To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations. The Lord upholds all who fall, And raises up all who  are bowed down. The eyes of all look expectantly to You, And You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing. The Lord  is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works. The Lord  is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. The Lord preserves all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord , And all flesh shall bless His holy name Forever and ever.
(Psalms 145:1-21 NKJV
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