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There are events that happen in life that the trends or course of such life happenings suddenly change and we wonder what in the world is happening. Some events would have resulted in unpleasant situations but just along the line when all hope is gone, something just happened and things changed at a twinkling of an eye. People may explain it away as just natural or just a turn of events but I have found out that it is more than that especially in the life of a Christian. As I pondered on such occurrences I discovered that it is just the way God deals with mankind, especially His children. The Bible has records of numerous such events in the life of people of God. I believe we can activate such similar things in our lives and enjoy unlimited Gods divine interruptions. It is always in the interest of His children. We have heard of divine solutions, divine help, divine assistance, divine guidance, and divine blessings and so on and so forth. The premise of those statements is that God miraculously came into the affairs of man in a supernatural way especially when it is unsolicited directly or indirectly. Not very much has been heard about divine interruption and I dont think I have heard anyone ever talk about it. However, the Bible is full of many acts of God interrupting an event or people suddenly. In this short book I will be discussing various events, people and things that were divinely interrupted and what the consequent results of them were. We will also learn how we can apply them into our lives and reap the benefits through prayer and faith in the Lord.
The question of whether a Christian can be saved-lost and be saved and lost or be once and for all time saved has been a matter of great controversy in the body of Christ. Many people believe and teach that we can lose our salvation at any time we sin or make any mistakes and if that sin is not quickly repented and confessed, the person may die and go to hell. Some people do not have that extreme view but believe each time a Christian makes a mistake or has done a bad thing; he loses fellowship with the Father even though he may retain a relationship. They said there is broken fellowship until that sin is confessed. They say God will not fellowship with you. And if the person died he may go to hell even though he has been a Christian for twenty to thirty years. Another school of thought different from the one mentioned above; believed that a person cannot lose his salvation. That once you are born again you are eternally secured. So which is it? Can you be saved and be lost and then be saved and be lost? Or can you be born again once for all eternity? The irony is that each group has tremendous available scriptures to back their argument and this leads to so much confusion as both groups use the same Bible to support themselves. This book is written to adequately present the various opinions of the two groups and find a mid-way based on the right dividing the word of God as Paul instructed Timothy. No scripture is of private interpretation and it is better to allow the scripture to comment on itself. In this book I will be talking about sin, the concept of salvation and God’s mindset about this great salvation that we have. I believe that after reading this book, you will be strong in your Christian faith and be confident in your walk with Christ.
One of the major problems faced by the large community of believers is the identity crisis. We don't know who we are. Of course we could identify ourselves based on our states, country, ethnicity, race, position, status, gender and what have you but the real identity of who is a Christian is lost. We walk and live in ignorance of who we really are in Christ Jesus and what he has done for us. It is not uncommon to hear a Christian saying I am a sinner saved by grace. That sounds familiar but it is not true. I was a sinner saved by grace but now I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. There is a major difference there I feel uncomfortable hearing things like this in our meetings in Churches and while counselling people. This has to be corrected. We must come into full knowledge of who we are in Christ Jesus. There is a lot of depression in the land. Many Christians are going through depression, many are having suicidal thoughts, in fact many supposed Christian have taken their own lives because of what somebody did or said to them that did not go down well with them. Some are nursing hurts for years because of abuse they experienced during childhood to the extent that Christian ends up in psychological trauma. These ought not to be if only Christian know who they are. When you don't understand who you are, it will affect your relationship with God. The way you see Him will determine how and what you receive from Him. It will also affect the way you treat other people. You will give them what they deserve because you think that God gives you what you deserve and deals with you based on your performance. Lastly, it will affect you. You will carry it around the identity you think of yourself and as the book of proverbs says as a man thinks in his heart so is he. Your assumed identity will affect your character, habit, emotions, feelings and eventually your destiny. This book is written to answer these anomalies and brings us to a place where we know who God has made us to be and can properly address ourselves in such a manner. This will enable us to receive our inheritance in Christ Jesus. Understanding who we are in Christ Jesus is pivotal to living a successful and victorious Christian life without which life will be meaningless, full of sorrow, backward and regretful. Words are powerful, they can break bones as book of proverbs tells us but if anyone speak anything to you and you become aggrieved and disturbed, I tell you it's because you either don't know what God has spoken to and about you or you place so much value on their opinion rather than on God's opinion. This book is put together to let you know the value God has placed on you and who He has called you. The book is for you.
Everybody will like to experience change, especially changes that are good and glorious. So many times we meet Christian who ask questions about their lives, situations and circumstances that surround them. They want to know why things are the way they are, when will change come and how will that needed change come their way. You meet a Christian that behaves in a funny way and you begin to ask yourself what in the world is wrong with this fellow? The world itself has given up on many individuals and have concluded that they cannot be better again or useful in life again and so the people around them write them off. But this ought not to be. People can be changed and transformed. Even Christian that behaves in a funny way can be turned into another man. If this is not possible Paul wouldn't have said "be ye transformed" It will not be fair to ask us to do what we are not capable of doing. It is because we can do it and it is possible that is why He asked us to be transformed. In this book, I will be looking at various men and women that got transformed and how it happened. I will also look at some inanimate objects that were transformed and we will know that there is nothing that is impossible. You can be transformed and the time is now. The word of God is a mirror and it is given unto us to help us transformed into God’s original design and purpose. Unlike the physical mirror that shows you your picture with faults and areas that need to be amended but lack the capacity to do the work; the word of God will not only show you where you need to make adjustment but equally does it for you effortlessly. This is call, ‘The Mirror Principle of the Word’
When God finished the creation work, He placed man in the Garden He made for him. Man was to keep, cultivate and take care of the Garden. All that man needed were there for his sustenance and maintenance. There was nothing that he needed that was not available. He was the governor of the earth with mandate to be fruitful and replenishing the earth. After the fall man lost his glorious position and Satan took over. Adam handed over the ruler ship of the earth unto Satan when he committed treason against God. However, the Lord Jesus came to restore the relationship between man and God that was broken by the action of Adam. When a man receives Jesus, he is restored unto God because now he has life of God living in him. His spirit is regenerated. In other words, all that God is now live on his inside. Instead of placing him in the garden, God put the garden inside of the man by His Spirit. This book is about “in you” reality but there can never be any in-you reality without “in Christ” reality. The Lord said something worth noting in the book of John: We have all we need to solve our problems yet we are looking on the outside, we look for men's help rather than for divine help. We Christians present ourselves as a helpless bunch of people without hope or any good assurance in this world. But this is not true; God did not create and leave us at the mercy of Satan and this world to be without help. This book is placing a Christian man and woman on the table in the theatre room to be opened up in order to see what is on the inside. Is he empty as he claimed or is the story the other way round? What is inside a born again? Most importantly, how can he rather than looking outside just take some minute to look inside and see what he has, learn how to employ them and use them not only for his own good but for the good of his fellow believers and the world at large.