TALES OF A CHRISTIAN TEENAGER PT 2

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Jonas’ inquisitive mind began to yarn for answers and he struggled hard to stay on track in his christian race. So he began to look for answers every where, even in the wrong places…

He read everything in print; mills n booms,silhouette, hint magazine, James Hadley chase, a few Christian literature to mention a few and he also watched all manner of movies all in search for answers.
Over time, the wrong stuff began to gain weight over the good stuff.
It was a time-bomb!
…there lived a beautiful damsel in his neighbourhood, they became friends! Friends with no benefits! He played the big brother to her, advised her, helped with her assignment, cautioned her and ensured the lines were not crossed! Virtue and integrity was his watchword!.She had no choice but to follow suit!
….But the time bomb in him was already counting down to explode but somehow the values he has learnt of somehow detonates the bomb, but….
Somehow their friendship became strong, young teenage Jonas new he must not cross the lines by touching, caressing or kissing…Its a hard hurdle to jump!…Sex is not an option to even think of- he vowed to remain a virgin till marriage!
Young Jonas had several advances from other girls who were crushing on him and those he was crushing on but his beautiful friend and neighbour was all he dreamt of-infatuation!
Jonas found a way of detonating the already fast counting down time bomb by writing out poems of hid burning feelings he had for his beautiful friend – this helped him to cool off when his flesh is set on fire in the presence of his damsel!
…But something keeps the fire in his veins aflame…
…The dice is cast again!

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TALES OF A CHRISTIAN TEENAGER PT 1

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Growing up in a “ghetto” was a quiet challenging battle ground for Jonas, a young christian teenage who truly wants to love God as a christian.
While in Primary school, living in a public compound of 22 apartment with families having an average of 5-7 kids each, Jonas grew to have a first hand knowledge of a lot of life crisis a teenager shouldn’t have been exposed to at that age.
At age 11, he had seen a young man and a girl caught having sex. He had listen to older neighbours arrange on how to toast a girl and have sex with her. Having a boy friend or girl friend seems to be a norm as a youth.
Reports of young ladies getting pregnant out of wedlock and aborting it sounds normal in his neighbourhood.
Young boys smoking ganja/ stone/weed or “wi -wi” as it is commonly called in the hood, was alarming! Drinking alcohol and taking drugs seems to make you the happening guy. Staying out late, boys and girls pairing up in dark corners shamelessly caressing, kissing, fondling and …!hanging out late into the night was the in-thing.
This were the pictures young Jonas had playing on his young mind battling with the sound christian teachings of values and morals he must strictly adhere to! His parents have done a good job bringing him up in a godly way but now as he grows into maturity, his hormones yarns for satisfaction and to put to practice all that his environment as engraved upon his young mind!
The unending battle begins!
Jonas gave his life to Christ when he was in Jss 1 and made a conscious decision to stay clear of all negative social vices in his neighbourhood and every where else. His aim was to be an example to others. So he decided – NO GIRLFRIEND TILL HE IS MATURED ENOUGH TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, NO SEX TILL MARRIAGE, NO SMOKING OR DRINKING ALCOHOL even if its 1%, amongst other decisions reached.
The dice was cast!
In Jss 2, most of his mates were undergoing puberty and so many changes in body physique already visible. Hormones boiling and yarning for expression. A lot of boys and girls who couldn’t help it, were already pairing up and calling themselves lovers! Secret parties were organised and attended with a lot of foul stories that seems to be interesting to the carnal mind. In Js 3, it got more pronounced as rumours of sexual escapades by classmates started filtering round and pressure started mounting on young handsome Jonas to get a girlfriend,attend one of those secret parties, have a taste of what alcohol is like or even arrange a sex outing for him but Jonas was resolute not to fail his God for he has learnt so much from scriptures what sin can do to a man. More so, he just wanted to be like Joseph in the story he read in my book of bible story! And he was bent on making good grades in school so he can become a pilot and buy houses and cars for his poor parents! This is the dream and he must not lose focus!
But the war within Jonas, of those negative pictures, seems to be gaining more ground in his mind lately…
…Watch out for part 2!

Cowards!

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I am not a coward…
Who will bow to a dictator, follow n carry out their wishes to the detriment of others!
I will stand for the truth, stand for the righteous course, stand for the helpless and stand for the right values and ethics!

I am not a coward!
I will not be a party to sycophancy nor play the eye service game to gain favours! Neither will I lower my standard in order to maintain relevance!

I am not a coward!
I say no to churchianity!
I say no to worshipping the spirit of a commission than the God of the commission.
I say no to being activity driven- having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof!

I am not a coward!
I Will not stick to ideals and doctrines that holds me bound to continue to being friends with low minded, sarcastic, betraying, negatively infectious people!
Call it malice?!…you are on your own!
I will walk away from anything or anyone that tempers with my joy!…Cowards!

I am not a coward!
Like Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther king jnr, i have found a worthy course, which i am ready to fight for and which i am ready to go to prison for and die for if need be!

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I am not a coward!
I will pursue my call!
Run with my vision!
Dare any devil (be it in human form) on the way! …without the use of any form of satanic wisdom!….Like some cowards will advice; use wisdom- which wisdom?!
Wisdom that bows to satanic precedents to stay relevant?
NEVER!!!
THAT DEVIL IS A BASTARD!!!

I know who i am!
I Know the son of who i am!
I am a kingdom citizen!
I am not a bastard!
I am not a coward!

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

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I know you are going through some hard time trying to understand why life is cruel, why people are so wicked and why would God of all just watch the wicked flourish and the righteous suffer?!
I know you are beginning to doubt the efficacy of prayers; ‘cos you really did pray!
I know you are beginnng to struggle with resentment and bitterness, strife is gradually setting in; you dont want all this but to hell with principles, virtues and doctrines for now…so your thought is beginning to be twisted; the battle over your mind is gradually wearing you down.
I know you are beginning to see God as too slow to avenge your cause; so you skimishly begin to plan a deadly vengeance that will put an end to all this non sence!
Fi le!
Oh! wretched soul you are!
Knowest thou not that vengeance is mine says the Lord?
Knowest thou not that by strenght shall no man prevail?!
Knowest thou not that surely they will gather?!
Have you forgotten Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Will you also want to be reminded that you are not the first nor last to be persecuted; So fara ba le!
Knowest thou not the heart of a man is desperately wicked? and that 2 Timothy 3:1 says…This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded…
Knowest thou not that all this persecution and trials are all part of your making; your making into that which God has destined for you. That is why 2 Corinthians 4:17 says…For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;…So whatever you are going through is but for a moment.
Need i remind you that there’s no star without a scar?! No gold comes out pure until it goes through the refinner’s fire?! No gain without pain?! that there’s light at the end of every tunnel?! and the fact that its darkest when its about dawn?!
Common!
And yet you want to allow strife and bitterness to ruin all this?! Have yoh forgotten already what James 3:16 says?!… For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work….So get off it and get back on track with God.
O! about your adverasries?!
Have you forgotten so soon that they shall be confounded and put to shame? that their ways shall be dark and slippery and they shall be as chaff before the wind?!
See what Isaiah 49:25 says… But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children. 49:26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
So, be at peace for the Lord will fight all your battles and he will restore all that the enemies have stolen!
You are more than a conqueror!
That’s who you are!
Victory at last!
Begin to share the testimony…For they overcame by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimonies!
Rejoice! Again i say rejoice!

THE SICK CHURCH

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Pain, agony, discomfort, emergencies,the rush and sometimes wailing for losing a loved one, that particular stench that romances the air, sight of blood, sorry looking faces and yet cries of joy for the new born babies, smiles that lit the faces of those who escaped death by the care, love and antidotes they received in there…the hospital versus the church!!!
Jesus speaking in Mark 2:17 said… they that are whole have no need for physician,but they that are sick…
So just as the sick runs to the hospital to seek the help of the physician so also many sick folks run to church to seek for divine healing and health from the greatest physician – Jesus!
Have you not wondered why the church that’s suppose to be a holy ground and a mount where there’s deliverance; still harbours many who are sick spiritually,sick in their attitude/character, sick in their relationships,sick in their finances, sick in their family life and marriages, sick in their careers,some mentally sick and much!!!
I have seen and heard of fornication among the youths,adultery among the married(more shocking,among ordained workers), back biting, slander, betrayal of trust,malice keeping, many as such happening in the church and you wonder, is this the church?!
If you have come to ask yourself this question, and you are struggling with your faith in God, thinking of wether to stay in church or leave,then you need to know that the church is much more like an hospital and that we have a lot of patients the great physician is attending to.

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Matthew 11:28 says come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest…this is why you see all manner in church.
Obadiah 1:17 says but upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. and Matthew 9:35 says… And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
All this patients are provided with and have direct access to divine healing and divine health but yet a lot of them lay sick in the church just like the man at the pool of Bathsaida.
This sick folks in church have consciously or unconsciously refused to access healing for their ailling soul!
They have refused to take their daily dosage(the word) that is able to heal and keep healthy! Psalms 107:20 says… He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
They have refused to exercise their spirit man (1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things…) by praying,fasting and practicing covenant demands for health such as righteous living, loving others and letting go of strife and so on.
You see, until the sick ones are shown love by others in the church,they may remain sick forever and until they personally and consciously access health packages in scriptures and fully walk in the knowledge of it, their sickness will be recurrent!
The church is sick!
The church needs healing!
There are so many prescriptions for total health in the bible. The church must pick its bible,open it and eat it(study and meditate on it) and beginning to live like Jesus who was healthy spirit,soul and body and who went about doing good,healing all that was oppressed of the devil instead of the ones infecting the world with sickness!
Let the church be mount Zion, let it be a place where the balm in Gilead is fully operational.
The church is you.
Are you whole or sick?!
Jesus is the healer!
Jesus is Lord!

I don’t believe in…

I don’t believe in religion!
Religion that is a means to an end.
I don’t believe in religion!
Religion that worship the creation more than the creator.
I don’t believe in religion!
Religion that celebrate the spirit of a commission than the God of the commission.
I don’t believe in religion!
Religion that men pull their fellows down for them to stay/move up or to satisfy their quest for wickedness.
I don’t believe in religion!
Religion of wild wolves in sheep clothings.
I don’t believe in religion!
Religion of hate,disunity,chaos,drama,backstabbing…
I don’t believe in religion!
Religion of the god of this world.

I believe in a way of life that presents Christ as the way,the truth and the life.
I believe in a way of life that accepts Christ as Lord and personal saviour.
I believe in the way of life that practices the lifestyle of Christ.
I believe in a way of life that accepts Jesus as the perfect example.
I believe in a way of life that is summed up in love n unity.
I believe in a way of life that is an end in itself!
I am a believer!
I am a Christlike!
I am a Christian!
Who are you?!

Treason!

Flesh torn apart, blood squirting out, the pain- so unbearable! The lacerations created by the whiplash- so bloody! The crown of thorns pierced his already bleeding scalp. In pain, they still mocked him, shouting- crucify him! crucify him!! crucify him!!!

They did crucify him!…but if only they had known, they wouldn’t have crucified him…

You see friends, you need not be bad before people attack you, betray you, conspire against you,mock you, crucify you or even kill you!

Jesus, our perfect example,In whom there was no sin found! He was blameless! Remember, the Holy scriptures stated that he went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil (Acts 10:38). Yet, His own people (His very own people,the Jews) hated Him and sought to kill him. I mean to kill Him!

So they began to seek for faults in him and you know – when you begin to seek faults, you will definately find one-atleast the one that lies in the wickedness of your heart that makes you see everything as a fault!

See the faults they cooked up against Jesus:

 

# Matthew 26:59 stated that- Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; 26:60 But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,

26:61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

26:62 And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?

26:63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

26:65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.

26:66 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.

 

#Luke 23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.

#Luke 23:5 And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.

 

You will also notice that they also accused him of healing on the sabbath day- an offense they say its against their law. They also accuse him of mingling with sinners. Can you imagine that!

 

Jesus actually said the temple would be brought down and rebuilt in 3 days but because they lacked understanding they assumed he spoke of the physical temple but he spoke of his body that will die and ressurect on the third day! Foolish men-their hearts were covered and blinded by hate!

Jesus actually sat with sinners because He came for the sick and not for those who are whole! Yet, these men where blinded with hate! they couldnt see it!

When Jesus stopped them from stonning to death the adulterous woman, i strongly believe they must have recovenned somewhere to say he supports wrongdoing. What a generation of vipers!

Can you imagine this men been angry because Jesus healed on the sabbath day? which is more important- the miracle or the sabbath law!
What about Judas Iscariot?! What did Jesus ever do to him. For him to be a treaurer,Jesus must have trusted him. Yet, he betrayed His master. Treason!
What of Peter, who swore to be with Jesus even till death?! He denied Jesus at the time Jesus needed him the most!Treason!
So, you see?!
Even if you are Jesus,blameless and you go about doing good, men will still seek for your fall!

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If you have found yourself in such betrayal, attacks and loneliness, fret not! There will always be a revival.

See what 1 Corinthians 2:8 says-  Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

If your enemies had known, they wouldn’t have dared to touch you! See what lies in wait for them;
#Psalms 35:4 says-Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.
35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.
35:6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.
35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.
Psalms 132:18a says – His enemies will I clothe with shame…
Isaiah 54:15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake…
…this is just a few among many promises of God against your enemies!
For you, see what God has in stock for you even amidst crisis!
Jeremiah 1:19 says- And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee.
Luke 21:13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
Psalms 105:14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; 105:15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
Zechariah 2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
Isaiah 49:24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?
49:25 But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.
49:26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
These are just few scriptures among many others to assure you of victory.
Remember Daniel? they conspire against him but the lion ended up eating them and their household.
Remember Mordecai?! Haman led him on a royal horse and announced him as a man the king honored and Haman was hanged on the same gallow he prepared for Mordecai and the Jew.
Remember Proverbs 26:27 says Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
Remember Joseph?! his own brothers desired to kill him and ended up selling him into slavery but they eventually came bowing to him and he became their saviour!
This is will be your story in Jesus name.
Just like Mordecai, you will be remembered and enthroned in Jesus name!
Just like Daniel, those lions around you will not be able to touch you!
Whatsoever the enemy has stolen from you will be restored in Jesus name!
Congratulations!!!
Today is the expiry date to that issue!