Lukewarmness-Victorious Osilama

We all know to an extent what lukewarm stands for; it’s neither hot nor cold. I have come to realise that most Christians are lukewarm, we specialise so well in the stage of lukewarmness, we want to eat our cake and still have it, we want to be able to serve God and still enjoy our own little pleasures of the world. My dearies, let’s not deceive ourselves, I was once in that stage also, the only thing you do is rob yourself of an amazing relationship with God.

Matt 6:24; No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. It is clearly stated that we only deceive ourselves when we say…I’m a Christian, and I dig Beyonce/Nicki Minaj/Ariana Grande etc. The lives that we emulate and follow says a lot about our standing in God. God’s word will not change for nobody.

Rev 3:16; So then because thou are lukewarm, and neither cold or hot, I will spur thee out of my mouth. I am a chorister and was once a Sunday school teacher in teens church, I loved the word of God and was so excited in getting more ways to do his will in church, but I also looooveeedd demi lovato and I had most of her songs, without me giving it a thought, I was being influenced by what she did, I also loved Kim kardashian, and if possible, I would watch all kuwtk episodes, but little did I know that, I was being influenced by the people I admired from afar, who didn’t even know I exist. That’s how bad I was influenced. To the world, I was living for God and I was acknowledged for it, but to my Creator, I was so far away from him, as much as God loves us, he can’t behold

iniquity, if he could leave Jesus Christ on the cross (his only begotten son), then we are no exception. The truth that people get twisted nowadays is that we are saved by grace.

Grace is not a license to sin (don’t get it twisted), it’s either you are for God or not, I learnt later in life that I was as sinful as a person who was also not called a Christian, it’s not the word (Christian) that makes you saved,

 Matt 7:21; Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 

It is you keeping the way and will of your Father. God is not a fool, and neither is he ignorant of what we do. Our dressing, attitude, utterance, music we listen to; movies and videos we watch should depict that God lives in us. It’s a whole different ball game entirely… It’s either you are fully for God or not. Serving God is not a

part-time job, its FULL-TIME! ! !.

This article was written by Victorious Osilama. 

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2018! 2018!! 2018!!!

Check your plans for 2018 if you have one. if you don’t, it’s not too late to create one.

Yesterday (2017)😁, so many of my whatsapp contacts posted updates,  you know the normal end of the year status updates. 95% of my contacts posted.  Gosh,  all them waistbead status people😖😖😖
Most teenagers were posting updates like “2018, more money, more money blah blah,more this more that.”

Majority of my contacts in the adult category posted about thanking God, setting goals for the new year and one particular status update that caught my attention was the one that said “Happy new year, start with Jesus“.

I remembered the many posts about money and other minor things and then I realized that we could get everything  if we are deeply rooted in Jesus. Of course there are so many rich people today that have made it without Jesus but I believe that Jesus is paramount because it is written in Proverbs 10:22 (KJV)  The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

What’s your plan for 2018? 

  • To make more money?  Fantastic!
  • To start a business?  Fabulous! Of course the fact that we’re teenagers doesn’t stop us from being entrepreneurs.
  • To make more friends?  Really nice!  Make sure they’re sensible friends sha.
  • To get new gadgets?  Super cool!

I’m sure there are so many other things to add to this list.

But then do not forget the God factor.  Really really really  really really really really important. I could go on with the reallys to emphasise how important God is.

So check your plan for this year,  if you don’t have one it’s not too late to create one.

Ensure that you set clear goals with spiritual backings. I mean take it to the Lord in prayer!!!  1 Thessalonians 5:17 (KJV)  Pray without ceasing.

Then set time for each goal, you could have monthly goals or bimonthly or quarterly. Well, anyone that suits you. Also set time for reviews to see how well you’re doing.

Try to study the book of Proverbs over and over. There are so many words of advice for we young people😎. Last year, I tried to read a chapter per day though I wasn’t really consistent 😶 but I’ve decided to be steady (May God help me).

As Christians, we’re always on duty, it’s a no rest zone oh!  Spread the word of God, help others, give cheerfully and serve God fearlessly.  Happy new year! Have a blessed day, week, month and year!  God bless you. Yass! Today is Monday and its a public holiday.😁💃💃 I’m so glad.

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Words Of Mouth

What if as you speak, the words appear on your skin? Would you look beautiful or ugly?A popular Bible verse says ” Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks”. This means that the words we speak matters a lot because they show exactly what we think about. In Matthew 15:17-18, Jesus said :
17 Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body?
18 But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man ‘unclean.’
The text above tells us about the gravity of our words. Our words could make us sin, I believe we all know this. It could be a little white lie, or even what we say while joking. When someone provokes you, how do you react? Do you give in to the devil and then rain insults on the person? Of course, we get angry but we also have the power to control our tongue. James chapter 3 tells us a lot about the tongue. The tongue is compared to the rudder of a ship, and we are told that the tongue is a very important part of our bodies.
Proverbs 18:21 says
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
This is so true. We have the power to make positive confessions and also negative ones.
As believers, we are supposed to be different in everything that we do. Our actions and inactions, our speech also should be clean and not vulgar. We are told in Matthew 5:14 that we are the light of the world. Verse 16 of the same chapter instructs us to let our lights shine before men, that they may see our good deeds and praise our Father in heaven. Let our words be those of impact. Not just idle words. Kind words could be good deeds also. We could hurt others by the words we speak, I pray that we all learn how to bridle our tongues.
Do this little exercise: Close your eyes and reflect on all what you have said in the past twenty four hours. Are they words that are meaningless or words that are meaningful ? Are they curses or blessings? Are they vain words or words that glorify God?
If incase, any of your previous words fall in the former category, try as much as possible to avoid such words and also apologize to anyone you hurt in the past with your words. When you’re angry and you don’t have any kind words, just keep quiet. Trust me, you would not regret it. And if your previous words fall in the latter category, keep it up. You also wouldn’t regret it.
So let us try to always make positive confessions. May God bless us all abundantly, Amen. Thank you for reading this article. Kindly share with others. Also follow my instagram page @naijachristianteen Thanks 😊

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18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
The text above is from the book of Matthew, chapter 28. Jesus Christ gave all believers an order to spread the gospel. That’s what I’m trying to do. I am on mission to reach out to everyone including teenagers because I’m a teenager myself.
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