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By Pastor Lazarus Muoka
10 July 2022   |   4:01 am
Daniel 11:31-32, “And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

Pastor Lazarus Muoka

Daniel 11:31-32, “And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. 32: And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.”

Man’s days on earth should serve as opportunity for him to render selfless service to the Almighty God; doing things that will enable him to enter the kingdom of God. The earth is a preparatory ground for the return of human beings to God’s Kingdom.

Life on earth was planned to be as perfect as that of heaven, but because of the mistakes in the Garden of Eden, the devil took over the affairs of the earth. Not pleased with this, God sent our Lord Jesus Christ to restore the lost kingdom and also to reconcile man with Him.

John 4: 30-34 says: “Then they went out of the city, and came unto him. 31: In the meanwhile his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. 32: But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. 33: Therefore said the disciples one to another, hath any man brought him ought to eat? 34: Jesus saith unto them, my meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ has come to preach the gospel of reconciliation of man with God, his creator. Jesus Christ devoted His time to the execution of this purpose, which made him to shun all forms of comfort, including rest. His disciples also emulated him and for this, they were referred as Christians in Acts 11: 26. Believers are expected to follow Jesus Christ’s footsteps and work to spread the gospel and expand God’s kingdom. In this present world of deceit and flattery, the Christians should be strong and focus to do God’s work.

In the lead scripture, the verses recorded that the desolation of the temple in Jerusalem by King Antiochus Epiphanes was carried out by flatteries and deceit. This is exactly the case in our societies, especially in Nigeria, where some people want to exterminate the followers of Jesus Christ. This group of people hates the speed at which the gospel is spreading in the country. However, anyone building brick walls against the spread of the gospel or worship of the Supreme God is nothing, but an anti-Christ. Nevertheless, amid the various persecutions currently experienced in the country, the Bible is sounding a clarion call for true believers to arise and do more exploits for the Lord.

There is a time frame for every man’s work according to John 9:1-5: “And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. 2: And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3: Jesus answered, neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 4: I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. 5: As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ is the light of the world, the Christians He handed the baton of the propagation of the gospel, telling them to occupy till He comes, are also the light of the world. So, we must continue from the point where Jesus Christ stopped to spread the gospel to different parts of the world. The work must be done in the daytime, while we are still alive.

While alive, you are to preach the words of God and win souls for the kingdom in and out of season. At the same time, you are to offer intercessory prayers for Christians facing opposition in the camps of the wicked and those in one captivity or the other.

Brother David who was deaf and dumb for 26 years testifying at the event

When the Israelites faced similar problem of ethnic cleansing in the Persian Kingdom, Queen Esther dared the tradition by breaking the protocol to see the king. She took her decision not minding the outcome. Esther 4:15-16 says: “Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.”

Soul saving some times involves taking risks and we should not be discouraged. It was at the risk of her life that Queen Esther took the decision to meet the King and plead for the course of the Jews in Shushan. Believers should stick out their necks if the need arises to take the gospel to the remotest part of the world to save fellow believers whose lives are in danger. It is the work executed in one’s lifetime that will guarantee one’s place in heaven. No one knows when the trumpet will sound to rapture the saints. The moment we die our work on earth ceases. Hebrews 9:27-28 says: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28: So, Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”

When the night falls, we will be judged for our actions and inactions. If, we perfect our works in the day, we will not be judged when we die. Physical death is a consequence of sin (Gen.3: 19) and the universality of death is a proof of general sin (Romans 5:12-14). Physical death ends with the resurrection of the body. Physical death is qualified in the Christian circles as sleep because the body may be awakened any time. The soul and the body live independently at the death of the physical body, which is the reason the body is described as tabernacle (tent) in which the soul dwells. The body of a Christian will be resurrected at the return of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:1-8).

As long as we are alive there is opportunity to do exploits for the Lord. The grace of God is sufficient for evangelism, for intercessory prayers and for follow-up of new converts into the body of Christ. 2 Corinthians 6:1-2 warns: “We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. 2: For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”

To whom much is given, a lot is expected; our Lord Jesus Christ left the comfort of heaven, came down to earth to recover the lost kingdom. He planted the gospel, discipled the people that will continue in the work and died for the sins of the world. He did all these that we may live according to God’s will and to evangelise. The work on men, especially Christians will be in vain if we fail to live up to the expectations of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Almighty God, our creator. Do exploit for the Lord and you will be rewarded both here on earth and in the life to come.

Testimony Of The Lord’s Doing
Do The Will Of God And Prosper
Bible says: “Obedience is better than sacrifice and to hearken than fat of rams.” I had a terrible experience from God and would not like anybody to experience what l passed through. My name is Brother Patrick Ndubisi.

Over 10 years, I was in a dream and saw a small boy of about three years old and he said to me: “Brother, please pay your tithe.” I looked at the boy and laughed. Then, l asked him: “Do you know who is God, let alone tithes?” The boy laughed at me and suddenly, I woke up. So, August last year, l took ill, went to the hospital and did all the available tests, but nothing was found. The doctors treating me said nothing was wrong with me, yet l was gradually dying. The sickness became so terrible that l lost my memory. It got to a point that I could not remember the names of my wife and children. As if that was not enough, l also lost my sight and hearing ability. However, before l lost my sight and hearing ability, one man asked me a question in the dream: “When last did you pay your tithe?” l pleaded for forgiveness because I do not pay tithe.

Brethren, it was a terrible experience. After sometime, the man came back to me in the dream and said that l should be paying between N30,000 and N40,000, every month until he tells me when to stop. So, l obeyed him and at the same time pleaded for mercy. After I had paid for some months, the man came back to me again and said that he had seen that I have repented, but that there was a contract l did two years ago and that the tithe from that contract was supposed to be N116,000, and instructed that l should pay the money. At this juncture, l became more afraid. On Thursday counseling and deliverance service, l brought the money to church and paid it. After that payment, l began to recuperate.

First, my memory came back, and I could remember things such as my wife’s name and children. Finally, God restored my sight and hearing ability. Praise the Lord!

Please, l encourage all and sundry to obey the totality of the preaching of our General Overseer. I have learnt my own lessons in a very hard way and would not like anyone to experience same thing.

I pray for my General Overseer, his family and all Chosen members worldwide!

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