October 15, 2018

Ecclesiastes 3:14…I know that whatsoever God doeth it shall be for ever., nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it; and God doeth it that men should fear before him.

In the beginning of this chapter, king Solomon made us to realize that God designed the world for his pleasure and all that he had put into time can not be changed by man. For example , he started by saying that there is time for everything on earth. A time to be born and a time to die. This is a statement of fact that cannot be changed. I have never heard anybody telling me that he came to the earth at his own appointed time. Everyone of us found ourselves on planet earth as God had ordained it. Apart from those that take their life by committing suicide (which is against God’s wish) nobody knows the hours of death. All these God set in place for man to know that He is God and there is none beside him. Since man has been inhabiting this planet, the time to plant and the time to harvest has remained till now. The various seasons that we witness every time has not changed, rainy season, dry season, winter, summer and so on. With all our technological advancement, none of these regulations set by God can man change.

Therefore there is only one question we need to ask ourselves if we all agree that all that we have seen since we came to this earth are not the works of our hands, then  “why do we behave as if we are in control of our lives?” If we give Him the honor that is due to Him, by obeying His commandments and statutes, the chaotic situation that we find ourselves in would have been minimized considerably. Many problems that we find ourselves in were directly or indirectly caused by us, If I had the little wisdom I have now, I would not have done many things I did that have landed me into trouble. I wished it was possible to start life afresh in the physical, that is become young again, and start to live clean, Unfortunately it is not possible because there is time for everything. One of the things I regretted ever doing was putting chemical into my God-given hair, in the name of fashion, wanting to be like other people.  In the process, the chemical messed up my hair so bad that I wished I can have my natural hair back. What a lesson for younger ones not to follow the footsteps of those of us who had made mistakes.

The LORD that created black people with all that goes with it, and the white people with their own features, knew exactly what He was doing. Why are we women changing our natural to unnatural?. Any time we try to add or change what God had put together in a particular way does not end well. More than what I did, the rate of change of natural to unnatural is now beyond comprehension. Wanting to satisfy flesh and be like other people, I was made to realize that there are so many kinds of make-over now that people go for, and many have died in the process or become miserable on the long run. People do surgery to their breast to make it bigger because that is what they wanted, some do not want to be male and do sex-change to become a woman. It is unbelievable what a human being will do to change their natural self to what is unnatural. Now we wonder why the world is the way it is. Of course, there is no fear of God anymore, and that is why we subject ourselves to all these changes. When I hear the extent of what human beings have gone to sin against God, I now understand the reason why the Bible says “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”. Even in dressing, it is difficult nowadays to differentiate between a boy and a girl. We also justify what we do because we are all guilty of one thing or the other. This was why when the adulterous woman was brought to Jesus to complain to Him that she deserved to be stoned to death according to the law of Moses, and he told them “whoever had not sinned, let him cast the first stone.” Nobody could do it because everyone is guilty. If you have not sinned today what about your past sins.

We all need a spiritual reawakening and cleansing. We have turned every thing upside down.  We have messed things up. The scripture of today says, “I know that whatsoever God does, it shall be for ever, nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it” We need to ask for His mercies so that He can forgive us all our sins and mistakes, and bring us back to himself. It is because of His mercies that we have not all been consumed, and most of the natural disasters we are witnessing, are due to our sins and our attitudes to things of God. Those of us who could read the Bible will agree with me that we have all fallen short of the Lord’s glory. Those of us who have ears to hear, let us turn from our evil ways and return to God. He says in 2 Chronicles 7:14 that if those of us who are called by his name can humble ourselves and pray, and seek his face, and turn from our wicked ways, then he will hear from heaven, and will forgive our sin and will heal our land.” May the Lord have mercy on us and stop all these natural disasters in Jesus name. Amen.

Prayer… Lord give us a listening ear, and the heart to hear and the mind to obey You all the days of our lives.in Jesus name, Amen.

 

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