Why didn’t Adam ask for forgiveness when he sinned against God?

Is it not something of concern when you see all that is happening today and ask why Adam never pleaded with God to forgive him? At least the consequences would had reduced. Immediately Adam and Eve sinned everything began to work against them. The question is: “why didn’t it occur to them to plead with God?”. They instead decided to bear the burden without thinking of remedy. Read on, I will tell you why?

When God cursed Cain for killing Abel, Cain immediately pleaded with God to reduce his punishment for it was too much for him to bear which God permitted (Genesis 4: 11-15). Why didn’t Adam do the same?

Adam was not pardoned or forgiven because he had no one to stand in the gap for him. Adam was perfect before he sinned, so he needed someone perfect to plead on his behalf. What God did was to sacrifice the blood of animal to cover their sins, used the skin to cover their shame waiting for Christ to come thereafter to cleanse us all from our sins permanently. That is why Jesus is called the second Adam.

Genesis 3:21 says, “Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them”.

The law of using animal blood sacrifice to cover sins started from Adam not Moses. Jesus was in the garden of Eden as the Tree of Life (Genesis 3:22), but not accessible to Adam because Jesus has to manifest in the flesh. So even if Adam asked forgiveness there was no one to stand in the gap for God to pardon him.

God is always looking for someone to stand in gap so that His anger or punishment will be averted. Abraham had to stand for his brother Lot and others not to be destroyed in Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18:24-33). Moses stood in the gap for the children of Israel against God’s wrath (Exodus 32:9-14). When God wanted to destroy the children of Israel in the time of Ezekiel, God sought for a man.

Ezekiel 22:30, “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none”.

Adam had to bear the punishment because there was no Mediator or Advocate who is perfect and whose blood sacrifice is acceptable to cleanse his unrighteousness once and for all. For this reason Jesus had to humble Himself, bear the shame, passed through a painful death and shed His blood for the remission of our sins.

God is looking for people like you to stand in the gap for your family, church, spouse, christians, unborn children, generations. It’s time to stand up for the people you love.

When you stand in the gap for people, you close the gap between God and man. Remember, Jesus is standing in the gap for you.

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Love your neighbour as yourself, don’t love your neighbour more than yourself.

The title of this message sounds absurd isn’t it? Sure, it is not going to be easy for you to digest but the truth cannot be taken away from the context.

Love is the most preached message all over the world. Love is the summary of the commandments. God is love. Without love our salvation is questionable. Trying to define love in its entirety according to the gospel is incomprehensible.

Leviticus 19:18 says, “…… but you shall love your neighbour as yourself: I am the Lord”.

Other verses of the Scripture such as; Matthew 19:19, Mark 12:31, Luke 10:27, Galatians 5:14, James 2:8 etc are all saying the same thing be it Old or New testament.

No matter how you love someone never do it at your own detriment. No matter how you want to show love to someone by giving, helping or doing charity work never put your life at stake. It is lack of knowledge that makes one to blindly go to the extreme to prove a point. No matter how God loves you He cannot force you to repent, He cannot leave His throne because of you.

Countless Christians misunderstand the message of love and therefore perish after rendering service to those who never wanted to be saved. You’re only permitted to die because of your faith or believe in Christ not because of your neighbour. It is the sole responsibility of Jesus not you to die for everybody but His death will only save those who believe in Him.

I have read the Scriptures concerning loving your neighbour as yourself but not loving your neighbour more than yourself because it is unscriptural. Doing things beyond your capacity without the leading of the Holy Spirit is a suicide mission.

You cannot jeopardize your salvation because you want to convince someone that you love him or her. Even the woman of Zarephath who gave Elijah her last meal waiting for death to come did it because she was led by the Spirit (1 Kings 17:12). It was a divine arrangement according to verse 8 of the same chapter. In verse 14 of the same chapter she heard Elijah saying it was the word of the Lord. It wasn’t out of ignorance. Such situations need divine guidance. If you do it out of carnality you are bound to suffer for it.

Showing love to others is good but doing it at your own expense is wrong. Never give, marry, mingle, associate, accept offers, be in relationship, take juicy job offers or be in a congregation at your own expense except by the word of the Lord who will certainly use it for your testimony.

Love is the greatest. Love is not blind. Love never fails but for you to show love you have to love responsibly and love wisely. Shalom.

Why did God use the rib of Adam to create Eve?

Everything God does is for a reason. Why didn’t God use the blood, flesh or any other part of Adam to make Eve? God took Adam’s rib, why? Eve was made of a rib out of the side of Adam, not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to stand by him, under his arm to be protected and near his heart to be loved.

Adam was created but Eve was made. Adam came from the dust but Eve came from the rib. The rib does not easily decay in the dust but the dust can be blown away. So the rib (Eve) is in the dust (Adam) to help him stand the test of time. If God goes to the dust again to make Eve it will make her equal to Adam in headship.

Genesis 2:21, “And the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; And He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place”.

In the medical world before an operation is carried out the doctor will inject the patient with a sedative to put the patient to sleep. That was exactly what God did. God is a Supreme Doctor, He never broke medical protocols. He took Adam to the theatre and injected him with a spiritual sedative. Adam slept, God performed a spiritual surgery on him, removed the rib and stitched his flesh. During the spiritual operation on Adam even when he was asleep he knew what was happening by revelation. That was why when he woke up he said, “This is now bone of my bones ………” (Genesis 2:23). He knew a bone was taken out of him.

I don’t buy the idea of, “what a man can do a woman can do better”. It is not scriptural. The woman came to life by the rib, meaning, she is made to strengthen the man when he is failing, lift him up when he is waxing cold and help him when he tries to stumble. In other words, I believe it should be, “what a man cannot do a woman can do”.

God had to take the rib from Adam in an exchange for something better. His rib was a sacrifice to have a partner. No love without sacrifice. God was teaching Adam that a rib can be transformed into his replica. The man gave birth to the woman before the woman had the ability to procreate.

The rib was the bride price of the marriage. God had to take it from him as a bond or covenant of the marriage. This is the reason marriage is sacred. If you don’t understand the mystery behind it you won’t value it. If you and your spouse is about calling it quits is high time you gave it a second thought.

In the marriage between Adam and Eve, Eden was the church. God, Christ and Holy Spirit were the witnesses while the angels were the guests. I pray your marriage will never lose its rib.

Marriage is for a lifetime but wedding is for a day. Never forget that.

TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!

There are days when I try to figure out how God formed me in my mother’s womb. How God kept me alive till this day. I can only say that His hand is upon me.

God has been and still faithful to me. I thank God for His mercies upon my life.

I thank my lovely wife Nancy, my daughter Blossom, my two sons Prosper and Excel. God bless you all for celebrating me.

As I celebrate my birthday today. I thank you all for being there. With you – my WordPress friends I sincerely thank you for your support.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME !!!

Are you about to end your career? Read this!

There are innumerable careers, and I believe you have one or more. A lot of people change careers as soon as they experience temporary setbacks or hitches especially when the results are not encouraging. They go on and on looking for a suitable career and at the end they go back to where they started from.

You’re not the first to experience such situations but if you don’t know what to do you will continue to make mistakes. That was exactly what happened to Peter in Luke chapter 5. Peter had concluded to quit fishing for the day after toiling all night. Probably, he wanted to put an end to his fishing career and look for a better thing to do.

Something happened immediately; Jesus showed up from nowhere. After he allowed Jesus to use his boat for preaching, Jesus said to Peter,

“…….. Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch” (Luke 5:4).

The first thing Peter did was to start arguing. He narrated how he had put his time and energy all night to catch fishes but to no avail. All of a sudden he changed his mind and decided to act according to the words of Jesus. That’s the point – never waste your time arguing or struggling with your career, just obey the word. The word is: “LAUNCH OUT”.

Launch out your career, your ministry, your ideas, your business, your album, your soul winning, your academics, your blog, your relationship, your research, your talent, your videos, your inspiration, your book, your investment, your invention.

Continue doing what you’re doing. Launch out your nets into the deep, meaning, go deeper, go extra mile, spread out, spread your tentacles, look for better ways of doing things, look for partners, don’t wait till all is set, launch it now!

Your nets are various means and strategies you have to lay down to achieve your purpose. That is why the online platform is called the “internet“, because you need to have a net of connections to launch out.

Peter thought his knowledge in fishing technology was enough for him to succeed until he met with disappointment. Earthly knowledge is limited but divine knowledge is unlimited. When he accepted to act according to the word of knowledge his life changed forever. Education is good, your career or profession is good but if you want to achieve the impossible you have to act on the word of God. You need spiritual knowledge to enjoy earthly knowledge.

The word of God does not have expiry date. It is an action word. When Peter launched out his net by His word he uncovered prosperity.

If you want to catch a lot of things this year just launch out your nets and never stop spreading your nets by the word of God.

It is either you are in the boat with Jonah or in the boat with Jesus.

I sat down to analyse why we pass through certain situations in our lives which we were not supposed to. I discovered it is because of the person or people in the boat with us. Wherever you find yourself the person around you, your companion, group, friends, family or associates can make or mar you.

Look at the similarities of what happened in the boat of Jonah and in the boat of Jesus. Jonah was a prophet likewise Jesus. Jonah means dove. When Jesus was baptized the Holy Spirit appeared like a dove (Matthew 3:16). Jesus was sent to deliver sinners which He did, Jonah had the same mandate to Nineveh but he refused initially but was forced to do it. Both were in a boat to their mandates, both experienced windstorm. Both were sleeping during the tempest (Jonah 1:5, Mark 4:38). The people in both boats with them cried out for help. The difference was what happened during the windstorm. A fish swallowed Jonah but Jesus used fishes to feed the multitude. Jonah was thrown into the sea and it became calm but Jesus rebuked the sea and it was calm.

My question to you is : Are you in the right boat?. Are you in the right congregation, church, association, club, career, frame of mind, place, team, group, environment, ministry, friendship or relationship. Are you writing the right blog? Check yourself. Hope you’re not in the wrong place of life and events. The people you mingle with can bring harm or success to you.

There are people who vowed to fall into destruction, fail, resist positive change, incur the wrath of God like Jonah, covenanted themselves to occultism, illuminati and other secret cults. Some sold their souls and the souls of their children to the devil. If you are not sensitive to know them you are in danger because mingling with them makes you a suspect. A suspect remains a suspect until it is proved otherwise.

Learn to understand those you follow, why you follow and how you follow. Wether in your school, family, place of work, in the church because not all are are Christ-centred. Even the ones you follow their blogs can disentisize or confuse you by what they write, say, reply, contribute or advise.

Look at what Jesus did when He was in the boat during the storm, ” Then Jesus arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm” (Mark 4:39).

Now what do you do? Arise, rebuke yourself, get out of that boat, say to the wrong people around, ” I cease to be here”. It is only when you do it that you will have great calm.

Your boat makes you float but if you don’t remove the wrong people, you will be heading to the wrong direction. Your boat is all what you have. It is either Jonah is in your boat or Jesus is.

You are ill without a skill.

Your skill is a call from God. Your skill is not only meant for entertainment or showmanship, your skill is an assignment from God to help humanity and to serve Him. I know you are asking yourself why a skill should be termed as a “call” from God. Let me shock you!

Exodus 35:30 – 32 says, “And Moses said to the children of Israel, “See, the Lord has called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; “and He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and understanding, in knowledge and all manner of workmanship, “to design artistic works, to work in gold and silver and bronze …..

Is that not wonderful? God had to put His Spirit into Bezaleel to use his skill to build the church of God. Any skill God gives a man is for His glory. You become ill with the skill when you channel it into things that lead to self destruction. It is not meant for wordly things; it is meant for the emancipation of mankind. When you don’t channel it to positive measures, God can take away the skill without your consent.

I have seen men who made impact with their skills only for them to crumble like a pack of cards. Their success stories become dainted with immoral lifestyles and they tend to live on past glory. At the time to enjoy the benefits of their skills they found nothing but fear, uncertainty and poverty.

Do you have skills in administration? Use your administrational skills and help the church. Are you skilled in singing? Sing to the glory of God. Are you skilled in financial analysis? Use it and raise funds to run the needs of the church. Do you have skills in discerning the word of God? Now is the time to teach and raise disciples for Christ. I implore you to decide today to use your God-given skills for positive change in any area of jurisdiction you find yourself.

Go to a serene atmosphere where there will be no distraction. Watch the birds of the air, the ants and their activities, the spider on how it builds its cobweb, the insects that fly around. Without being told they all have their skills on how to feed, attack, defend and move without hindrance. Who taught them how to use their skills? The reason is; they utilize the skills given to them by God. God is waiting for you, answer the call. Your skill is needed URGENTLY!

Your skill is God’s will to the hill. Discover your skill in the house of God and never kill it.