Thursday, August 30, 2007

All Things Are Yours

Written by Oma Okwara

"And if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ" Romans 8 :17

"Fear not, little flock, for it is the father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom" Luke 12:32

"He has given unto us all things that pertain to life and to godliness" 2 Peter 1:3

" ..... Everything belongs to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God." 1 Cor 3: 22-23

Ever imagined a son walk into his mother's kitchen, seeing all the well prepared dishes ready to
be taken by anybody who cares but still goes hungry for not having food to eat? Or a prince, whose father is very wealthy and influential, with many servants at his service all having whatever they want whenever they want and even some extras to give out to some friends, yet this prince cannot in his father's house have his needs met (a prodigal son, you may say). Error! The preacher calls it. Princes on foot and slaves on horses back. Eccl 10:5-7

God has given you everything you need.Scripture says that you are an heir of God and joint-heir with Christ. In other words, you have the same priviledges as Christ, you share equally in his
inheritance. A man may have the key to a house without knowing it and he therefore remains outside. He is bound to remain there for as much as he is ignorant of his access into the house. It is the knowledge of who you are in Christ that breaks every limitation in your environment. Understand your place in Christ, everything you need, no matter what it is, has been made
available to you. Christ was made poor so that you through his poverty will become rich. You are complete in him. God calls forth things that are not as though they they were, and you having his nature can also do likewise for you were created in God's Image (Gen 1: 26 "Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like ourselves...." )

All that's required is that you really believe and don't doubt in your heart. He that did not spare his only son but gave him up for all; how will he not freely give you all things? He has made all things for his pleasure, and also for your own pleasure even as his. Arise therefore and tap into the provisions that are there for you. Begin to reign and live as a king because it's your birthright.

Sunday, August 5, 2007


Why do you do what you do? What is the REAL reason behind what you do? Answer these questions honestly, and you'll be able to tell if you do things to please men or please God.

The online websters dictionary defines motive as;
Mo·tive : (mō'tĭv) n. An emotion, desire, physiological need, or similar impulse that acts as an incitement to action.

Why do you pray? why do you go to church? why do you give an offering? I would like to point out that it's not the act itself that matters, it's the reason behind the act. Jesus gave an illustration during one of his teachings' saying;

“Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get. But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

“When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get. But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get. But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face. Then no one will notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. And your Father, who sees everything, will reward you (Matthew 6: 1-6, 16 - 18. NLT)

Simple Illustration to show that your motives determine your reward, if you do things so that people will praise you, Jesus says that's all you will get, but if you do it for God, then God will reward you. I want God's reward, and I'm sure you do too, let the motive for all that you do, be to please God and bring glory to His name.

Remember, it's not what you do, but why you do it. Do have a lovely day and may all of God's reward for you become yours!