SCRIPTURE: Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 2 Timothy 2:19.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Real Christianity is confirmed by change in a person’s habit and lifestyle.
Some time ago, on a particular morning, I needed some cash to do something. At that time, my wife who handles our family finances had travelled.
However, to my relief, I saw Three Thousand Naira (N3,000.00) by our bedside, so, I took it and used it.
Immediately, I put a call through to her and said, sorry, “I saw Three Thousand Naira (N3,000.00) by the bedside, I don’t know what it was meant for but I have used it.”
She said, “Okay sir. No challenge. Thank God that money was available for you to use.”
Now, imagine this: the house is mine and the person I took the permission from is my wife. And in all probability, the money should have been mine, but I was not sure what it was meant for. So, I had to take permission from my wife. I could not have done otherwise.
Some people are given money from their offices to purchase some things and they were expected to make retirements but at the end, they never did. Despite all their dishonest and fraudulent practices, they keep going to church without any sense of guilt or shame.
What is the use of one’s church attendance without a corresponding positive change of character in one’s life? And what is the use of going to church if one is to end one’s life in hellfire?
So, real Christianity is confirmed by change in a person’s habit, character and lifestyle.
The essence of Christianity is in putting away the old nature of the flesh and letting the Nature of Jesus Christ take root in you for total transformation of life in order to live righteously on earth, and escape the tragedy of hellfire in eternity.
Remember this: Real Christianity is confirmed by change in a person’s habit and lifestyle.
1. Make up your mind to be a real Christian.
2. Refuse to be fraudulent in financial dealings.
PRAYER: Father, I receive the grace to be a real and authentic Christian. Deliver me from fraudulent lifestyle, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY.
QUOTE: It is better, far better, and more wisdom, to be genuine, real, sincere, and true, than to be fraudulent, insincere and dubious in character. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Matthew 12-14
AMAZING FACT: Of the big cats, only the tiger, lion, leopard, and jaguar can roar.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: Grace for real and evidential change of life is released for you in Jesus’ Name.