TREASURES IN EARTHEN VESSELS PART 2: ” Pressing On Despite The Hardship “


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In the part one series we spoke about seeing the future from the present situation. This time we are looking on how we are to press on despite the hard-times and hardships. Taking our text from 2 Corinthians 4:13-18

13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

In life you will face hard times, you will pass through the fire, afflictions will arise, adversity will knock at your door someday! it’s guaranteed. Proverbs 24:10, Isaiah 43:2. Our focus is,” what and how are we going to scale through and press forward?”
Bro Paul in Philippians 3:13-14 says he is forgetting the past and he is reaching forth for the future. This means he is not letting the present situation to tie him down or take a hold of him. He says ” I press towards the mark for the price of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” He is letting us understand that his focus and goal is for him to get that price, have that goal and fulfill that God giving destiny despite the problems he was facing at that time.

What are the things that will keep you pressing forward and from sinking ?

~ Your Faith will keep you from Fainting. Vs 13.
We have one of the Fruit of the spirit which Faith Galatians 5:22 and also the Gift of the Holy Spirit 1 Corinthians 12:9. This means how equipped you are will determined response in times of difficulties.
The grace of faith is an important antidote in this perilous time. Proverbs 24:10 says ” If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.” This means adversity will come. But your faith will speak for you on that day. The gift and fruit of Faith will go a long way to bear up your spirit in times of infirmities and trials. Will you encourage yourself in the lord like David or will you faint, lament or grumble like the children Of Israel?

~ The Hope of Resurrection will Keep you from Sinking! Vs 14.
My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus Blood & Righteousness; On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand!!!! All other ground will Sink!!!!
What is the Hope You Have? Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-End

The hope of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ will encourage us in our hard-times and suffering days and set us far above the fear of death. To be honest, of what reason will a True Christian have to be afraid of Death, When there’s a glorious resurrection? Christ in Me, The Hope of Glory!!! Colossians 1:27b.
Remember the apostles were threatened to be killed if they preached Christ. But they did not yield to the treats because their master Jesus Christ is Risen!!! Hallelujah😜👊😄☝️💃😛. Instead the prayed for Boldness!!!!

~ The Consideration of the Glory of God and the Benefit of the Church. Vs 15.
Your trials and sufferings is for the edifying of the body of Christ. You will not die in this situation. Christ Jesus came in flesh so He could give hope to us.
Christ in Us, The Hope of Glory!!! This means there is hope for glory in every situation we find ourselves.

~ The Renewing of your Inner Man! Vs 16.
Though your outward man is perishing, but the inner man is renewed day by day.
We as humans have both the outward man and the inner man. If the outward man perishes, there is not a problem. We should die to flesh daily. Galatians 5:16.
It’s our inner man that matters most to us.We need to feed our inner man with the words and promises of God.

~ The Prospect of Eternal life and Happiness. Vs 17.
This prospect will get you moving forward and keep you form fainting. It is the fuel and support you need during hard-times. It is this prospect of eternal life that allows us to make the right decisions and judgments.
You have to keep in mind that. Heaven is your number one Goal. It is our priority.

Finally vs 18 says ” While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

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The Key Word is FAITH.
We are looking at the unseen, off course it is by faith. We should have this view of our eternal world. The glory of our triumph should be our push through the hard-times.
Faith should enable us to make the right judgement of things. It is by faith we see God who is invisible Hebrews 10:27
David was in the bush, but he didn’t see the bush, instead he saw himself conquering Goliath and sitting on the throne of Israel.
Joseph was put into the prison, but he never allowed the prison to get into him. He saw himself as the prime minister of a strange land.
We need to see our glory from our present hard-times and the only way we can do this is through Faith. Our faith and hope should walk hand in hand. Faith is substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. We have to look ahead. Those promises those eternal blessing.
The Unseen things will last forever…
Let us keep the dream alive, let us hold fast our profession. God has promised, He will never fail.

Let’s all stay strong and encourage ourselves in The Lord.
God bless….

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TREASURES IN EARTHEN VESSELS PART 1: ” Seeing the future from the present situations “


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The tortures of Christians by other religions or by certain groups did not start today. If you read books like ” Foxes Book Of Martyrs” or ” Tortured For Christ” you will agree with me that it has started since the beginning of the creature. Even the bible recorded detailed sufferings of the apostles after the death of our Lord. The amazing thing about the Bible and Christianity is that, it is still standing through the test of time.
Every true believer of God will face persecution at on point in time or the other. Off course it differs, but how we overcome is a proof of how well we have been preparing and how strong is our faith in God.
Isis is committing their own atrocities all in the name of religion. Despite all, some Christians in Iraq and Syria still refuses to let go of Christ Jesus. Hallelujah!!!
It makes me understand Phil 1:21 when Bro Paul said ” For to me to live is Christ and to die is Gain!!” Wow

I have come to a point in my walk with God, that if He likes let Him bless me, if He likes let Him not bless me, but No Turning Back… ” The World behind me, The Cross Before Me!” I’ve come this far by Faith!! Trust me, HE HAS NEVER FAILED ME!!!
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him Psalm 34:8
To walk with God there is a cross you must bare. Friends will let you down, family will let you down. Everything you so much put your trust in will let you down. But Jesus Never Fails.
We were not promised a smooth journey; but we have the guarantee of a safe arrival to our destination in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

When we read this text, it tells us about the Courage & Hope in all of life’s situations and predicaments.
It makes us understand the will and passion of the apostles towards the propagation of the gospel of Christ. Notwithstanding the challenges they encountered. They ” pressed towards the mark for the price of the high calling of God, through Christ Jesus.”

Our Sufferings & Patients.
2 Corinthians 4:8-12
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

When our Lord Jesus Christ was leaving earth, He told us that we will have tribulations and trials. But He said ” Be of good cheer for I have overcome the world!” John16:33.
It means as humans we will have different challenges, it is guaranteed. Our approach towards the ups and down of life tells of how well we have been equipped.

~ We are “Troubled on every side, afflicted from different angles and in many ways” yet not Distressed. It means we are not free from any side, we are confronted always in cause of pursuing/doing the right thing. But notice one unique thing! We are not DISTRESSED. Don’t allow your situations or problems to weigh you down. Continue without looking back. The cross should be your focus, priority and your purpose.
We should have this same mind set of the apostles, We should not give up because we can see help in God.

~ We are ” Perplexed often uncertain and in doubts, of what will become of our future” but remember Jeremiah 29:11. His thoughts towards us are for good and not for evil, we will have an expected end.
Philippians 1:6 says ” we are confident of this one thing, that God which have begun the good work in us will perfect it for us.”
In all these things the Bible says ” But we are not in Despair!” Even in our greatest perplexities knowing that God is able to support us and deliver us as He has promised. We should always place our trust and hope on Him.

~ We are ” Persecuted by men”, pursued with hatred from place to place. ” Yet not forsake of God.” People may be forsaken as well been persecuted by the trials and circumstances of life. But the Bible assures us in Hebrews 13:5b that, ” He will never leave us nor forsake us!”

~ We are “Cast down and rejected ” They may in a great measure prevail, and our spirit begin to fail us. There may be fear within as well as fighting without. ” Yet we are not Destroyed!!”

We need not to have self pity. It’s not going to work at this end time. We have to encourage ourselves in The Lord like David. We need to have the mind set of Joseph, the persevering spirit of Daniel.
We should not comfort ourselves with our hardships and problem. We have to take every trials and temptation to The Lord in prayer. Just as the disciples did in the book of Acts of Apostles 4:1-34. They prayed for boldness to continue in God’s work.
The ends will always justify the means, it doesn’t matter how long it takes.
Psalm 37:37 say” mark the good man and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace”
We need God’s grace, and I tell you it is more than sufficient for us.
Every hard times, trials and temptation that comes our way is a stepping stone to a new level. God will never allow what is greater than us to come our way. We can handle every hard times and bad situation. We just need to be prepared by dwelling in the word of God.
We will triumph and have a glorious victory.
Let’s all stay strong and encourage ourselves in The Lord.
God bless….

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THE VALLEY OF SOREK. Judges 16:4


 

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Judges 16:4. And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.
We all know the story of the man called Samson in the Bible and the woman called Delilah. In this contest I will be talking about we Humans as Samson and the Sins we commit as Delilah.
For us to understand this story and message, we first need to understand who Samson was. To cut the story short; Samson was the 14th Judge of Israel and he judged Israel for 20 years.
Judges 13; 14; 15 & 16 tells us about Samson & Numbers 6 tells us about the life and rules of a nazarite.

Samson was a man of miraculous birth. Just like every man born of a woman. We are all destined for greatness. Samson came in a time when Israel needed a savior. He was their hope and joy. God specifically gave his father and mother specific and detailed instructions, on how he will live his life, his dos and don’t.

There were 5 commandments to the mum & dad.
1. To his Mum, make sure you drink no wine nor strong drink. Judges 13:4,7,14.
2. Eat no unclean thing.
3. No razor shall come upon his head. vs 5
4. Don’t not eat anything that comes from the vine. vs 14.
5. His father must make sure his wife ( Samson’s mother) follows all these rules.

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Samson was already consecrated even before he was conceived in his mothers womb.
We should note this before we continue:
Samson strength did not lie in his hair and muscles, but in the relationship and vow he had with God through the Holy Spirit which was upon him. (Judges 13:25; 14:6,19; 15:14.) and also his faith in God ( Heb 11:32-40). His hair was a token of his vow to God and spoke of that relationship which gave him strength.

Samson had 12 recorded exploits in the Bible.
1) Rending a lion barehanded. Jug 14:6.
2) Slew 30 men. Jug 14:19.
3) Caught 300 foxes. Jug 15:4-5.
4) Smote philistines with great slaughter. Jug 15:8.
5) Broke 2 new ropes that bound him. Jug 15:13
6) Slew 1,000 armed men with jaw bone of an ass. Jug 15:15-17.
7) Brought water out of the jawbone. Jug 15:16-20.
8) Broke the city gates and carried them to the hill top before Hebron. Jug 16:3.
9) Broke 7 green cords of braided wood that bound him. Jug 16:6-9.
10) Broke new ropes that bound him. Jug 16:10-12.
11) Broke the pin that bound his 7 locks of hair to the wall and carried the pin and web with him. Jug 16:13-15.
12) Slew 3000 men and women by pulling down the great pillars that held up the house. Jug 16:23-31.

Samson had it wrong because he allowed the wrong people into his inner circle, He was deliberately playing with sin. Just like people in this present times. Lust is that sweetener that adds bad pleasure to the things we are doing. It is a slow killer, yet we perceive it not because it keeps us so focused to the present pleasure, blinding us from seeing the consequences of our actions in the future.

Delilah was the trap the philistines used in getting him, exactly the same way the devil uses our sins to get us. This trap is so cleverly constructed, it only takes a man with great spirit of discernment to detect it. The spirit of Delilah is every where, even in churches these days. This spirit that enters people, can do everything in church. From singing to fasting to praying, shouting, dancing, and speaking in serious hot tongues. It is a camouflage spirit. After all the devil has transformed himself to an angel of light. It looks so real to be fake, but the mission of this spirit is death. Remember James 1:12-15. This finally lead to death in every aspect of life.
Samson went to Delilah down in the

Valley of Sorek.
His first mistake was Disobedience. He was suppose to remain at the top. Every time he went down, he broke the laws given to Moses by God. Concerning marriages and his Nazarite vows. He went down to the main wine section. How do you expect not to commit sin when you are already inside the house of sin? I say this all the time ” If you do not want to eat the forbidden fruit; then stay away from the forbidden tree.”
Sorek is a place where grapes in large quantities were grown and later processed into wine. This implies; Samson actually went into the lions den. The same thing is happening in our generation now. People actually go down to the path of death, hoping grace may abound. Not So!!! There is always a price for our sin. ” sin has a pay day; believe me it is never a good pay day.”

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What is Sorek?
~ Sorek is that wild gate that leads to the house of the enemy.
~ Sorek is that rope called pleasure, that is tied to our waist pulling us back to the things we do not want to do.
~ Sorek is that place, where good and bad meets, and the good is corrupt by the bad.
~ Sorek is a place of separation.
~ Sorek is that place that looks good on the inside but it is a place of biter and constant regrets.
~ Sorek is a place where Gods presence will never go with us.
~ A place where God gave instruction never to go to.
~ Sorek is that cleverly conceal sin we are committing, thinking and hoping no body will see us.
~ Sorek is that place we visit in the dark where the pastors and our parents can’t see us.
~ Sorek is that spiritual and physical pollution that is pushing heaven away from us.
~ Sorek is that friend that makes us feel comfortable with sin.
~ Sorek are those dirty pictures & magazines we are bold enough to look at.
~ Sorek is that loud voice that tell us; it doesn’t matter, God understands.
~ Sorek is that boyfriend/ girlfriend that drives us into fornication.
~ Sorek is that cloud that blocks and separate our direct access to heaven.
~ Sorek is that thing that drives God away and blocks our communication with Heaven.
~ Sorek it that spiritual laziness we are living in.
~ Sorek is that jumping and gyrating messages we listen to. Not warning us about our sins, but telling us about prosperity and grace.
~ Sorek is that beast that kills the best.
~ Sorek is that wasting powers that wastes the lives of young men and women.
~ Sorek is that place, where the great are brought to nothing.
~ Sorek is that place where God’s hands are tied and the name of The Lord is brought to ridicule.

Sorek and Delilah move and work hand in hand. Because you will only find Delilah in the valley of Sorek. That is the only place they can both cohabit. Where sin and lust, pleasure and untimely death can both coexist.

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Facts about Delilah: (Sin).
We should have this in mind. Delilah in this passage refers to both men and women!!
– She hunts for the Precious Life. Pro 6:24-26.
– Her path and end is always bitter.
– She flatters with her lips.
– Leads to hell.
– Destroys people utterly.
– She lies.
– She is the spirit of the night.
– She is stubborn and persistent.
– She pulls down great people.
– She tempts and she seduces.
– She will force you to pour out all you heart and secrets to her.
– She will pamper your weakness and then strike you directly in the heart when you become vulnerable.
– She enters into agreement with men to commit sin.
– Doing evil for money.
– Deceptions and plotting the death of great men and women.
– Waring against God and seeking to overthrow the anointed of God.
– Delilah will make you have her trust and then betray you when you least expect it.
In all Delilah is a destiny terminator, and it comes in form of Sin and Pleasures. She’s the spirit of the witchcraft barbers, cryptic spirit. Not easily detected. She’s the spirit of Jezebel that makes men do evil without knowing what they are doing. But it has a destructive end. Full of regrets

The spirit of Delilah is an experimental sprit. Why? Because it tries all your weaknesses, sees all your defenses and see which strategy will work best. This spirit is a fighter and a hunter that never gives up. No matter how hard you pray or fast. They are always waiting for your unguided hour. This spirit looks for the people void of understanding, so called easy prey.
Noticed I said Delilah hunts for the precious soul at any price.
Each lord of the philistines (5 lords in total) paid Delilah 1,100 pieces of silver. That’s in this time, it is worth over 3,520$. Delilah easily agreed because her goal from day one was to make Samson useless.

Delilah had the persistent sprit. She was getting closer to Samson’s secrets.
The first two instances concerned the binding of his hands and feet. But the third instance, he mentioned his Hair. Judges 16:13.
She was still consistent. Just as the devil is today towards us. And the same way the power of sin is trying to overpower us.
Her continual urging to tell her the truth finally brought him to despair, instead of leaving her alone and run for his precious life. He brought down the people of God and let the philistines persecute him and God’s People.

That is what the devil does these days. Little by little we continue in our sins. Then we keep graduating in it. Of course nothing has happened. We feel relax and think it is normal. Suddenly when we least expect it; the troubles and issues of life arises. We are not trained nor equipped to handle it. We easily become a prey in the hands of the captors.

Sin will keep us longer than we want to stay and make us pay more than we ever bargained to pay. It will rob us off the precious things from God. The painful part in it is that; not us only but our loved ones and family will all pay the price and bear the shame with us.
Life is all about wisdom and instruction.

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: (Proverbs 6:23 KJV)

The only way we can be free from this ragging spirit is to flee from sin and run fast to God. Time is not on our side, Destinies are been wasted by this sprit on daily bases. We will only conquer this spirit if we dwell in the secret place of the Most High. We must abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
We should avoid every thing that is antagonizing the Spirit of God in our lives.

It is so amazing to know that, no matter what we have done or what went wrong, God is still willing and ready to give us a second chance. Remember Isaiah 1:18. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord : though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

It doesn’t matter what you have done, there is still hope for you. All you need do, is to forsake your sins and make a U-Turn.
Isaiah 44:22. I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
It is not going to be easy but ” His grace is very sufficient for you.”
~Watch the kind of circle you belong to and the kind of friends you keep.

Remember:Psalms 1:1.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
When the circle you keep and the things you do pleases God. You are certain that you will have life in abundance.
God Has and He will forgive you all you think you have done. Only Return Back To Him.
Isaiah 43:25. I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
God bless.

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