Of God The Creator and Satan The Imitator

We’ve all heard and probably know or acknowledge the deity of the Almighty Creator of the universe. He goes by different names, in the Christian spheres, among which are:

I AM. Elohim. Yahweh. Alpha.
Omega. Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotent. Ancient of Days.
Jehovah El Roi, Nissi, Tsidkenu, etc.

Other religious spheres call Him by other names. This post is not sufficient to do the ultimate justice of narrating all that God is, but its point is to reemphasize that He is God, the Creator, and there is no other like Him.

In the Book of Genesis, we learned that He created the universe, in six days, from nothing. Though some argue His creations and ascribe it to evolution, I propose to you that God existed before science or evolution because He created it all. Please don’t engage me in any argument regarding this statement. We can each believe what we want or like, but there will come a day and time when our beliefs will confirm His Ultimate Supreme Being.

God the Creator breathe into man and man became a living being. He created knowledge, understanding, and wisdom and gives them liberally to whosoever asks Him for it. You don’t pray to have what someone else has; that’s covetousness and it’s sin. You go directly to Him for any and everything you desire and He’ll give it to you according to the way and manner that He has created and wired you while taking into consideration your purpose. I hope you get that.

Because He is the Creator, He is more than able to create anything. And because we are made in His likeness, we have the capability to create as well. Any wonder why you are a creative being. Wow! Ponder on that for a moment.

God the Creator is not limited to how He does what He does. He can use people, things, animals, or allegories, to accomplish His purpose.

On the other hand, we’ve all probably have heard of Satan, the Imitator. Some are even privileged to know him. Satan goes by other names, too, such as

Devil. The Deceiver. The Liar. The Destroyer. The Enemy, Robber, Stealer. Lucifer, etc.

Satan cannot, and does not, create. But he knows how to destroy what has already been created. He knows how to delay creation if he’s allowed.

We read how Satan came to deceive after creation. Satan is still causing confusion today because we’re allowing it. He’s the author of confusion. The lies, deceits, manipulation, jealousies, envies, etc. are his manifestos. Father God we repent for allowing ourselves to be deceived. God forgive us all.

Satan cannot create. He is a counterfeiter and duplicates. He speaks (or suggests) half-truths such that if you are ignorant of the real truth, you’ll be hooked on his bait. God deliver us all.

Nobody likes to talk about satan. “Why are you focused on the negative …?” Whereas God loves to illuminate our minds and grant us knowledge, Satan loves for people to be ignorant and stay or live in the dark about themselves or an issue. That’s why we need to expose him and his tactics so that the eyes of our understanding might be enlightened (Ephesians 1:18a)

God loves gentleness, humility, meekness, kindness, etc. Satan loves bravado, pride, arrogance, etc. God is Light and loves openness and light. Satan lives the dark and secrecy. Please let’s not confuse secrecy with privacy; they are two separate things. Whereas God uses people to bless a person, Satan uses people, and particularly those that are closest to one, to hurt them.

Some are wallowing, out of ignorance, in deception and the dark. It is by talking about this that they (and we all) can recognize that they have been deceived, lied to, and can be brought out of the darkness. May God deliver such folks and us all.

Next time you do something, pause to ask; “who is this glorifying?” The answer will either propel you to action or stop you in your tracks.

Thanks for reading. Stay blessed

It’s Sharing Thursday: #140 – Times of Testing

In the moments of turmoil are where you will find the most sincere peace. Discovering faith in the chaos makes it all worthwhile and these times of …

#140 – Times of Testing

Sharing #Brian Keith’s blog and site, #ImightbeaProphet. Brian’s posts have always been a God moment for me.

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We all need God. I know that I need God everyday and every second of the day. I hope you do, too. God still speaks (a blog for another day). God is talking every day. His voice is both audible and soft. You can sense God via all your five senses. I just hope that our antenna is always connected and tuned to receive what He’s saying all the time. God also talks to us through people and sometimes animals and things. Reading Brian Keith’s daily blog is always like God speaking to me. One God Word can mean different things to different people simultaneously.

The past year has been undoubtedly challenging for everyone. The turmoil and chaos need not be re-emphasized. But as #ImightbeaProphet’s post states, it is in the midst that we have the most sincere peace. I hope you do.

“You are not a victim of circumstances, but are a preselected victor. The obstacles before you are no longer seen as predicaments of punishment, but are the processes of promotion asked for in prayer.

Visit #imightbeaprophet.com to read more of this blog as well as others, and support him. I hope that God speaks to you through Brian’s posts knowing that one God Word can mean different things to different people simultaneously. Blessings 😍

Unquenchable Hunger

There’s a yearning in human beings that nothing satisfies where we find ourselves craving more money, more cars, more clothes, more shoes, more degrees (than the thermometer – T D Jakes), more of this and more of that. Yet when those things are obtained, we still want more.

What makes people want more?

This insatiable hunger is often a spiritual void that only God; not more of anything, can fulfill.

“There is a spiritual hunger in our hearts, which can only be satisfied by God.”

Nicky Gumbel

Often this void manifests in certain ways that it takes the uncanny to recognize it. Changing from one job or relationship to the other, never being satisfied with anything or anyone, complaining or always on short-fuse, are few examples of one who needs Father God but does not yet realize it. These occurrences are not a one-timer kind, but are occurrences that would have gone on for years without change. This is because the person is incapable of change or satisfaction by themselves and often have to succumb to a higher power. If they could, they would have helped themselves out of it. And the more they try to stop or rid themselves of the desire, ironically, the more they can’t and the more they want!

The Spiritual Connection

Undoubtedly, we all need a spiritual connection. What that connection is for everyone differs from person to person. Even agnostics and atheists have often come to the realization of a higher being/existence; though they fail to ascribe the realization to God.

For some, it takes a life-changing event such as an accident or debilitating illness to wake one up to the realization of the need for help from, or to seek, God. And like the Good Father that He is, He will never turn His back on anyone. Rather, He welcomes you with open arms because He’s being waiting for you, and us all, to call out and move closer to Him.

Let’s act now and not wait for that life-changing event to happen.

As Philip Wijaya stated, “In physical hunger, we feel discomfort or weakness caused by a lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat. In spiritual hunger, likewise, we crave “food” for the spirit, without which we cannot survive.”

Spiritual Food

Spiritual hunger can only be satisfied with spiritual food.

“The Word of God is the best spiritual nourishment for our soul-spirit.”

P. Wijaya

The Bible is the Word of God. Get one and begin reading it today. Begin reading from the New Testament which is the twenty-seven books of Matthew through Revelation. The Book of Matthew begins with the genealogy of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is pertinent information but can be boring for new readers. It’s okay to skip the first chapter and return to it later. The Bible is filled with wisdom. I pray that God will reveal Himself to you by His Holy Spirit as you feed on His Word. It is my belief that your spiritual hunger will be satisfied.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matthew 5:6)

Peace!

Worship: Highest form of Prayer

Credits: Unsplash.com/Rachel Coyne
Worship the King (God) in the beauty of His Holiness! 
(Psalm 28:2, 96:9, 1 Chronicles 16:29)

Worship: According to Merriam Webster Dictionary is
• 1 : to honor or show reverence for as a divine being or supernatural power
• 2 : to regard with great or extravagant respect, honor, or devotion a celebrity worshipped by her fans

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Praising God is different from Worshipping God; albeit, many folks think that they are one and the same. Many people confuse praising with worshipping. Worse yet is that even most churches’ “Praise and Worship” on their Sunday agenda omit the worship while elaborating praise with joyous jumping and clapping. This is far from worship. Praising God is different from Worshipping God.

“If you’re still jumping and shouting, you’re far from worshipping God.”

Dr. Myles Munroe

How do you worship God?

First and foremost, you worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24). If you’re one prone to fibs (or fibbing), you cannot connect with Him in spirit. Not that God will drive you away from His Presence, but because He’s a holy God, fibbers (or the real liars) cannot stand in His Presence. You’d have to confess, repent, and ask Him to cleanse and help you.

You worship God at His footstool (Psalms 99:5b, 132:7). This means you bow (sit, or kneel) as if God is right in front of you sitting on His Throne.

There’s a cultural saying that translates “you don’t greet or salute a king by standing or merely curtsying”. If you revere a human king, how much more should the reverence to the King of Glory, Creator of the universe be?

Also, think of the military. There’s a salute to and for the commander, right? Again, how much more to the Chief Commander of the universe?!

You worship God by adoring Him. Adoring in the sense that you call Him by all the names you know Him by or by which He has revealed Himself to you; e.g., majesty, sovereign God, Elihom, el Shaddai, el Elyon, Adonai, Jehovah Shalom (the God of Peace, Jehovah Nissi (the One who raises your banner), Jehovah Jirah (God the Provider), Jehovah Rapha (the Healer), Jehovah El Roi (the One who sees), etc.

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Nicky Gumbel in his Bible in One Year Day 194, says “You become like what you worship. If we worship worthless idols, our lives become worthless. If we worship God, eventually we will become like him.”

At first, I was quick to challenge Gumbel’s statement, “heck no … noone can become like God!” But I was quickly reminded of Psalm 82:6 that says “… Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.” I kept my peace.

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I don’t know about you, if worshiping God makes me become like Him, I will worship 24/7. Nothing beats being God-on-earth to love everyone unconditionally, to bind and loose, to decree a thing and for it to be established, to shut or open a door and for it to remain shut or open, to walk into a place and for all the demons to tremble and flee, or people are in awe because one carries His presence, or to command rain to fall and stop it, and above all, to walk and move in His Glory!!!

People, what are we waiting for? Let’s worship the King of Glory in spirit and in truth.

You don’t have to wait to get to church to worship. In fact, the COVID-19 shutdown is a good reason and time to start something new with Father God, that is, if you haven’t already. I hope you will worship Him today before church and always.

Thanks for reading.

110 days from today …

What are you going to do?

Whatever you do, do it totally with your heart knowing that you have read, watched, and studied, all that needs to be digested. That, above all, you have studied “to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.”
‭‭(2 Timothy‬ ‭2:15-16‬)

Whatever you do 110 days from today, please seriously refrain from groupthink or bandwagon effect of joining the acts or desires of the populace.

Finally, whatever you do, stop, pray, and ponder to ask yourself, will I be able to live with myself after this or will I regret having acted contrary to the truth and my heart.

I say pray because often not all that appears good are of God. I repeat, everything that looks, feel, and or sound good are not of God. Few are obvious to the naked eye, but many are discreet that will fool even the very elect (Matthew 24:24b). Be not one of those who think that God can be mocked for whatsoever we sow, we shall reap (Galatians 6:7-8).

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The frailty of humanity is that we focus on the negatives of the past and of one another and sadly forget the good of both the past and one another. Psychologists confirm that this is how our brains are hardwired and term it negativity bias. Click the links below to read more on the term:

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In 110 days from today, I implore you to focus on merits rather than the negatives and VOTE with your heart for the Truth.

You have ample time to research and digest each candidate and, of course, each proposition.. Start today so that 110 days from today, you will know what to do and will do that which you ought to have done.

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America is presently in a dire state. But there’s hope still for by His mercies, America shall not be consumed because great is His faithfulness! (Lanentations 3:22-24)

Let your voice be heard; exercise your civic right and let your vote count. No excuses. You can Vote by mail. Check out information on how to now and be ready to vote 110 days from today.

Peace!