• I want soap
    I want soap,
    Now you wash finr mama die. Who go enjoy money now?
    I want soap I want soap, Now you wash finr mama die. Who go enjoy money now?
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  • I say mah enjoy myself this afternoon

    Do am if e easyπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜…
    I say mah enjoy myself this afternoon Do am if e easyπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜…
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  • Hustle oo, so that your kids can enjoy life in style...
    Hustle oo, so that your kids can enjoy life in style...
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  • Joy overflow.... I was the first to get paid.. You can be the next oh😎😎😎😎ZEALNUT TO THE MOON
    Joy overflow.... I was the first to get paid.. You can be the next oh😎😎😎😎ZEALNUT TO THE MOON
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  • Dear God, may we never meet a spouse who will take our joy away and give us bitterness.
    Dear God, may we never meet a spouse who will take our joy away and give us bitterness.
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  • Happy sunday to everyone, this day will bring joy and happiness to us all.
    Happy sunday to everyone, this day will bring joy and happiness to us all.
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  • Today’s my son birthday help me wish him a joyful happy birthday
    Today’s my son birthday help me wish him a joyful happy birthday
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  • The real you is not you, the real you is what is within you. What is behind your joy or your melancholy. What gives you the reason to ponder. What moves or stops you. What makes you you is you. So dont allow anyone define
    The real you is not you, the real you is what is within you. What is behind your joy or your melancholy. What gives you the reason to ponder. What moves or stops you. What makes you you is you. So dont allow anyone define
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  • We won’t be distracted by comparison if we are captivated with purpose. If you continuously compete with others you become bitter but if you continuously compete with yourself, you become better. Remember that, stay in your lane. Comparison kills creativity and joy
    We won’t be distracted by comparison if we are captivated with purpose. If you continuously compete with others you become bitter but if you continuously compete with yourself, you become better. Remember that, stay in your lane. Comparison kills creativity and joy
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  • *"TIE BACK THE DONKEY"*
    A donkey was tied to a tree. A demon came and released it.
    The donkey entered the field of a farmer and began to eat
    everything. The farmer’s wife saw the donkey and was afraid
    that he would destroy the farm, took the rifle and killed him.
    The donkey’s owner saw the dead donkey, got angry and also
    took his rifle and fired at the woman, killing her. When the
    farmer got home and saw that his wife was dead, he killed the
    donkey's owner.
    The donkey owner's sons seeing their dead father, burned the
    farmers field. The farmer in retaliation killed them.
    When they asked the demon what he had done, he said:
    - "I did nothing, I just released the donkey."
    Do you get it? The devil doesn’t have power to do much, but
    one simple thing he does triggers the evil intents of men’s
    hearts to harm one another.
    So, let's think before seeking revenge! Be careful with your
    heart, because many times, the only thing the devil does is
    “release the donkey”.
    So don't be fooled into fighting people, do the simple thing
    "with love tie back the donkey" and the devil is disarmed.
    Culled
    Hope you enjoyed reading
    *"TIE BACK THE DONKEY"* A donkey was tied to a tree. A demon came and released it. The donkey entered the field of a farmer and began to eat everything. The farmer’s wife saw the donkey and was afraid that he would destroy the farm, took the rifle and killed him. The donkey’s owner saw the dead donkey, got angry and also took his rifle and fired at the woman, killing her. When the farmer got home and saw that his wife was dead, he killed the donkey's owner. The donkey owner's sons seeing their dead father, burned the farmers field. The farmer in retaliation killed them. When they asked the demon what he had done, he said: - "I did nothing, I just released the donkey." Do you get it? The devil doesn’t have power to do much, but one simple thing he does triggers the evil intents of men’s hearts to harm one another. So, let's think before seeking revenge! Be careful with your heart, because many times, the only thing the devil does is “release the donkey”. So don't be fooled into fighting people, do the simple thing "with love tie back the donkey" and the devil is disarmed. Culled Hope you enjoyed reading
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  • If you could hear the sound of pens of the angels writing your names among those who remember Allah you'd die out of joy.
    If you could hear the sound of pens of the angels writing your names among those who remember Allah you'd die out of joy.
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  • Copied
    *THIS IS FOR MEN NOT AFRAID OF THE BITTER TRUTH....*

    *Late last year I attended a certain workshop in Kakamega and there is this one speaker Dr.Wafula whose joke still lingers in my mind to date.He cracked this joke in his closing remarks*

    *He started by asking his audience:.. "who should pay family bills and take care of the children?Who is to pay school fees of children? Who should toil to provide for the home? The whole audience shouted.... "Daddy!".*

    *Who should the child buy a car for after graduation? The women answered loudly... "mother!!!"*

    *Who should be invited to America if a child is rich and works abroad? ... "Mother of course", roared the women in the audience.*

    *Who should die first among the parents? "Daddy!"... all the women in the hall screamed....*

    *Truly and sadly such is the fate of any responsible man in life*

    *When a lady is single and has four problems and her fiancee has six problems, immediately they get married, the man's problems become ten automatically (10) as the man immediately starts to carry the family problems....*

    *Men are made to struggle to take care of family problems,children's education, home maintenance, and virtually all provisions of life....women are only there to help you*

    *Due to these challenges and unending struggle, men tend to wear out faster and probably die early as a result of stress...*

    *...hence, it is important for men to ensure that they don't allow their wives to push them into unsustainable family commitments and expensive lifestyle that he knows he cannot afford or cope with in the long run...*

    *....if you do, you run the risk of stress and continuous family unrest. Ensure you take right decisions at all times... do not kill yourself.*

    *If you suddenly slump and die, surprisingly, life will continue...you will be shocked in your grave...mummy will even marry or have another side husband earlier than you could imagine*

    *Most men are worn out by the time their children graduate or retiring at same period... all the struggle would have already taken serious tolls on his health and life.... and dies prematurely, leaving Mama alone to enjoy. Trust women, they quickly settle down while you are long gone...*

    *Be sensible, never allow your wife to goad you into embarking on long term stress and burden, you can least afford.....*

    *Take note:-*

    *When children grow into adulthood, women tend to shift more attention to them at your expense. Infact she is seeing a replacement of you in them...*

    *Men should take care of their health, live and eat well as you may go prematurely if you have been subjecting your life to excessive stress for too long.*

    *It's even more terrible in marriages under storm. In Yoruba land, our mothers in fact call their male children... "My husband". (Oko mi.) So when your son grows to your height and size, with your shoes and clothes matching your son exactly.... your wife gladly starts to feel fulfilled....you know what that means? The people that will take over from you are already ready*

    *As you get older in your marriage, be careful, and avoid creating rift in your home. Be at peace with your wife and children, if not you are endangering yourself, as you are hardly needed any longer .*

    *Know that women wax stronger spiritually at old age..they pray more at this age while men become weaker spiritually unfortunately at this age.*

    *Men should live a good life....... enjoy your life as you shoulder the responsibilities, eat the sweat of your labour when you are still strong....*

    *Whether you like it or not, there is every probability that your wife will outlive you they are genetically designed so and particularly you are almost always older than her (barring accident of life) She will be around to live to complete the unfinished "assignment" and consume the balance of the "dividends of parenthood".*

    *So while you are still agile, train your children,love your wife dearly, take care of your home, but take care of yourself too please...pause in the midst of the stress and rest and give yourself a treat as late evening of life are always unfavourable for men for many reasons highlighted above.*

    *I pray for all responsible men out there,great fathers and wonderful husbands, that the evening of our lives will be favourable unto us by God's grace. πŸ™πŸΌ Amen*
    Copied *THIS IS FOR MEN NOT AFRAID OF THE BITTER TRUTH....* *Late last year I attended a certain workshop in Kakamega and there is this one speaker Dr.Wafula whose joke still lingers in my mind to date.He cracked this joke in his closing remarks* *He started by asking his audience:.. "who should pay family bills and take care of the children?Who is to pay school fees of children? Who should toil to provide for the home? The whole audience shouted.... "Daddy!".* *Who should the child buy a car for after graduation? The women answered loudly... "mother!!!"* *Who should be invited to America if a child is rich and works abroad? ... "Mother of course", roared the women in the audience.* *Who should die first among the parents? "Daddy!"... all the women in the hall screamed....* *Truly and sadly such is the fate of any responsible man in life* *When a lady is single and has four problems and her fiancee has six problems, immediately they get married, the man's problems become ten automatically (10) as the man immediately starts to carry the family problems....* *Men are made to struggle to take care of family problems,children's education, home maintenance, and virtually all provisions of life....women are only there to help you* *Due to these challenges and unending struggle, men tend to wear out faster and probably die early as a result of stress...* *...hence, it is important for men to ensure that they don't allow their wives to push them into unsustainable family commitments and expensive lifestyle that he knows he cannot afford or cope with in the long run...* *....if you do, you run the risk of stress and continuous family unrest. Ensure you take right decisions at all times... do not kill yourself.* *If you suddenly slump and die, surprisingly, life will continue...you will be shocked in your grave...mummy will even marry or have another side husband earlier than you could imagine* *Most men are worn out by the time their children graduate or retiring at same period... all the struggle would have already taken serious tolls on his health and life.... and dies prematurely, leaving Mama alone to enjoy. Trust women, they quickly settle down while you are long gone...* *Be sensible, never allow your wife to goad you into embarking on long term stress and burden, you can least afford.....* *Take note:-* *When children grow into adulthood, women tend to shift more attention to them at your expense. Infact she is seeing a replacement of you in them...* *Men should take care of their health, live and eat well as you may go prematurely if you have been subjecting your life to excessive stress for too long.* *It's even more terrible in marriages under storm. In Yoruba land, our mothers in fact call their male children... "My husband". (Oko mi.) So when your son grows to your height and size, with your shoes and clothes matching your son exactly.... your wife gladly starts to feel fulfilled....you know what that means? The people that will take over from you are already ready* *As you get older in your marriage, be careful, and avoid creating rift in your home. Be at peace with your wife and children, if not you are endangering yourself, as you are hardly needed any longer .* *Know that women wax stronger spiritually at old age..they pray more at this age while men become weaker spiritually unfortunately at this age.* *Men should live a good life....... enjoy your life as you shoulder the responsibilities, eat the sweat of your labour when you are still strong....* *Whether you like it or not, there is every probability that your wife will outlive you they are genetically designed so and particularly you are almost always older than her (barring accident of life) She will be around to live to complete the unfinished "assignment" and consume the balance of the "dividends of parenthood".* *So while you are still agile, train your children,love your wife dearly, take care of your home, but take care of yourself too please...pause in the midst of the stress and rest and give yourself a treat as late evening of life are always unfavourable for men for many reasons highlighted above.* *I pray for all responsible men out there,great fathers and wonderful husbands, that the evening of our lives will be favourable unto us by God's grace. πŸ™πŸΌ Amen*
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  • PART 20
    “ISOKENE”
    (STOP MY WIFE FROM SMILING)
    Written by Opeyemi Ojerinde Akintunde.
    “ Henry, If they leave this house, I am leaving as well, I have told you to be a good man
    that you are , and let them stay” Margaret had said
    “Really? “ Henry said looking very angry. He drove out of the house angrily and didn’t
    come back...
    Till late that night, we were expecting him. We stayed in my room like hostages who
    couldn’t move around in my own house. Margaret sent the maid to bring us food which I
    refused, but Gold jokingly said
    “Mum, she can’t kill three of us at once, Mum we need food for this Battle” ....We all
    laughed as Emerald rushed at the food...
    “Mum, we haven’t called the Aunty Isokene...”
    I suddenly remembered I had not called her, but it was about 11pm, knowing who Ibidolo
    her husband was, I couldn’t call her at that time.
    “It’s really late, I will call her in the morning”
    “Although, I am surprised I have never heard anything about her, can you describe her?”
    I decided to give Gold and Emerald the full story of Isokene, how we met and what she
    faced with her husband..,
    I noticed Gold stopped eating, especially when I told her Isokene sacrificed her smile to
    make her husband smile... I was surprised to find Gold crying when she said...
    “Mum, you mean she covered her face in order to stay in marriage, you mean she decided
    to stop smiling to stay in Marriage...” She stood up and walked towards the window. Gold
    was a very good mathematician, so I was wondering what Math, she was solving in her
    brain...
    “Mum, the best way to solve a math is look at the example, I believe God gave you the
    example of Aunty Isokene so you could solve your own challenge”
    “How?” I asked
    “Aunty Isokene’s husband wanted to be happy at the expense of his wife’s happiness,
    just the same way, Daddy wants to be happy at your expense. Dad wants to take away
    your smile and still be able to smile, he doesn’t want you to show your face in publicanymore, because what testimony does a marriage counselor have when her husband is
    married to someone else” Gold was saying as she was seriously solving a math in her
    brain
    Gold was right , Ibidolo had told his wife with his WORDS to stop smiling, but Henry
    through his own ACTIONS was telling me to stop smiling...Any man who was cheating on
    his wife or plans on taking another wife was telling his wife not to smile anymore...
    Hmmm.. Henry was just like Ibidolo
    “Mum do you get?” Gold was saying, all I did was nod, because I didn’t know where the
    conversation was heading.
    “ So Mum, we need to apply the same Formula Aunty Isokene applied, which is playing
    the fool till your Joy is full, and giving Daddy exactly what he wants to make him happy...”
    “Which is?” I asked
    “We leave his house for him and his mistress!”
    “Ha!” What kind of counsel was this? At that point I was beginning to sense it was possible
    she was beginning to talk like a child that she was...
    “How does that help me in getting back my family back together? Gold, if I leave this
    house for the mistress, It is over, this is my matrimonial home”
    “ Mum, it’s not the building that makes the home, it is the people in it, we can make that
    little boys’ quarter become home for Daddy as time goes on, if you do what I think God
    wants us to do”
    “It’s not the building that makes the home, but the people in it” Those words hit me so
    hard... Was Gold right? Was I going to get Henry back even if we were not in the same
    house...?
    “Gold, I built this house with your father!”
    “If you play the fool Mum, and our Joy becomes full, you both can build another one
    together...” Gold said reassuringly
    There was silence in the room... Gold took my phone and dialed her fathers’ number, it
    rang several times but he didn’t pick up...
    Gold and I had a sleepless night and I suspected Margaret was also not sleeping as we
    heard a lot of movement from her room....For two days, Henry did not come home, Margaret was becoming tensed as she kept
    making different phone calls. By the evening of the third day, Gold walked up to me where
    I was lying down....
    “Mum, Stand up! We are leaving, I don’t want things to get worse than it is, the lady is so
    tense she might lose that pregnancy and if that happens Dad will never forgive us....”
    Gold said authoritatively...
    I honestly did not know why I started behaving like the child and Gold behaving like the
    mother. She and Emerald were parking our boxes already.
    “Mum, Your phone?” Gold took my phone and sent a text to her father which she showed
    me before sending
    “We have agreed to move to where you want us to go, please come home, your pregnant
    wife is worried sick, we don’t want anything going wrong with our Baby, From Betty and
    the kids”
    PART 20 “ISOKENE” (STOP MY WIFE FROM SMILING) Written by Opeyemi Ojerinde Akintunde. “ Henry, If they leave this house, I am leaving as well, I have told you to be a good man that you are , and let them stay” Margaret had said “Really? “ Henry said looking very angry. He drove out of the house angrily and didn’t come back... Till late that night, we were expecting him. We stayed in my room like hostages who couldn’t move around in my own house. Margaret sent the maid to bring us food which I refused, but Gold jokingly said “Mum, she can’t kill three of us at once, Mum we need food for this Battle” ....We all laughed as Emerald rushed at the food... “Mum, we haven’t called the Aunty Isokene...” I suddenly remembered I had not called her, but it was about 11pm, knowing who Ibidolo her husband was, I couldn’t call her at that time. “It’s really late, I will call her in the morning” “Although, I am surprised I have never heard anything about her, can you describe her?” I decided to give Gold and Emerald the full story of Isokene, how we met and what she faced with her husband.., I noticed Gold stopped eating, especially when I told her Isokene sacrificed her smile to make her husband smile... I was surprised to find Gold crying when she said... “Mum, you mean she covered her face in order to stay in marriage, you mean she decided to stop smiling to stay in Marriage...” She stood up and walked towards the window. Gold was a very good mathematician, so I was wondering what Math, she was solving in her brain... “Mum, the best way to solve a math is look at the example, I believe God gave you the example of Aunty Isokene so you could solve your own challenge” “How?” I asked “Aunty Isokene’s husband wanted to be happy at the expense of his wife’s happiness, just the same way, Daddy wants to be happy at your expense. Dad wants to take away your smile and still be able to smile, he doesn’t want you to show your face in publicanymore, because what testimony does a marriage counselor have when her husband is married to someone else” Gold was saying as she was seriously solving a math in her brain Gold was right , Ibidolo had told his wife with his WORDS to stop smiling, but Henry through his own ACTIONS was telling me to stop smiling...Any man who was cheating on his wife or plans on taking another wife was telling his wife not to smile anymore... Hmmm.. Henry was just like Ibidolo “Mum do you get?” Gold was saying, all I did was nod, because I didn’t know where the conversation was heading. “ So Mum, we need to apply the same Formula Aunty Isokene applied, which is playing the fool till your Joy is full, and giving Daddy exactly what he wants to make him happy...” “Which is?” I asked “We leave his house for him and his mistress!” “Ha!” What kind of counsel was this? At that point I was beginning to sense it was possible she was beginning to talk like a child that she was... “How does that help me in getting back my family back together? Gold, if I leave this house for the mistress, It is over, this is my matrimonial home” “ Mum, it’s not the building that makes the home, it is the people in it, we can make that little boys’ quarter become home for Daddy as time goes on, if you do what I think God wants us to do” “It’s not the building that makes the home, but the people in it” Those words hit me so hard... Was Gold right? Was I going to get Henry back even if we were not in the same house...? “Gold, I built this house with your father!” “If you play the fool Mum, and our Joy becomes full, you both can build another one together...” Gold said reassuringly There was silence in the room... Gold took my phone and dialed her fathers’ number, it rang several times but he didn’t pick up... Gold and I had a sleepless night and I suspected Margaret was also not sleeping as we heard a lot of movement from her room....For two days, Henry did not come home, Margaret was becoming tensed as she kept making different phone calls. By the evening of the third day, Gold walked up to me where I was lying down.... “Mum, Stand up! We are leaving, I don’t want things to get worse than it is, the lady is so tense she might lose that pregnancy and if that happens Dad will never forgive us....” Gold said authoritatively... I honestly did not know why I started behaving like the child and Gold behaving like the mother. She and Emerald were parking our boxes already. “Mum, Your phone?” Gold took my phone and sent a text to her father which she showed me before sending “We have agreed to move to where you want us to go, please come home, your pregnant wife is worried sick, we don’t want anything going wrong with our Baby, From Betty and the kids”
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  • GANA'S LAST WORDS TO HIS GANG.
    “If amnesty is a ploy to kill me, stay in the forest and avenge my death”


    Today marked the end of one of the most wanted gangsters in the country. His name is Terwase Akwaza alias Gana.
    He died in controversial circumstances, just as he had lived. He wanted to be seen as a savior and a defender of the Tiv people against external aggression. But sources said that he perpetrated atrocities on his kinsmen even while claiming that he was protecting them against external aggressors. Mr. Akwaza was notorious for alleged several criminal activities including banditry, kidnapping, assassinations, ritual killings and cattle rustling.
    First Amnesty
    When Governor Samuel Ortom initiated an Amnesty programme in 2015, Gana was the greatest beneficiary. On the last day of the programme, he turned in 84 assorted firearms and thousands of ammunition. He was granted Amnesty and made Leader of the beneficiaries. The State Government made him a revenue consultant as part of his rehabilitation and that of the other beneficiaries and he made a fortune.
    Sources said he reneged after it was alleged that he sponsored the assassination of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Security, Mr. Denen Igbana. Instead of making himself available for investigation and the judicial process, he chose to go back to his vomit. In fact, many concluded that Gana constituted himself into an alternate government and enjoyed the status of a maximum ruler in the jungle. Seccurity sources said his area of operation was mainly what is known as the Sankera geo-political axis which comprises Katsina-Ala, Ukum and Logo local government areas of Benue State.
    GANA'S LAST WORDS TO HIS GANG. “If amnesty is a ploy to kill me, stay in the forest and avenge my death” Today marked the end of one of the most wanted gangsters in the country. His name is Terwase Akwaza alias Gana. He died in controversial circumstances, just as he had lived. He wanted to be seen as a savior and a defender of the Tiv people against external aggression. But sources said that he perpetrated atrocities on his kinsmen even while claiming that he was protecting them against external aggressors. Mr. Akwaza was notorious for alleged several criminal activities including banditry, kidnapping, assassinations, ritual killings and cattle rustling. First Amnesty When Governor Samuel Ortom initiated an Amnesty programme in 2015, Gana was the greatest beneficiary. On the last day of the programme, he turned in 84 assorted firearms and thousands of ammunition. He was granted Amnesty and made Leader of the beneficiaries. The State Government made him a revenue consultant as part of his rehabilitation and that of the other beneficiaries and he made a fortune. Sources said he reneged after it was alleged that he sponsored the assassination of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Security, Mr. Denen Igbana. Instead of making himself available for investigation and the judicial process, he chose to go back to his vomit. In fact, many concluded that Gana constituted himself into an alternate government and enjoyed the status of a maximum ruler in the jungle. Seccurity sources said his area of operation was mainly what is known as the Sankera geo-political axis which comprises Katsina-Ala, Ukum and Logo local government areas of Benue State.
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  • In NIGERIA everyone has his/her line in our National Pledge.
    Pls know wherw you belongs to:-

    1) I pledge to Nigeria my country.
    (This line is for those in authority - President, Vice President, Senate President, Speaker, Governors, Ministers, Perm-Secs, Service Chiefs, DGs, etc)

    2) To be faithful loyal and honest.
    (This line is for Imams, Pastors and their likes)

    3) To serve Nigeria with all my strength
    (This line is for Civil Servants, Enterprenuers, Lawyers, Doctors, Nurses, Engineers, etc)

    4) To defend her unity and uphold her honour & glory .
    (This line is for security personnels - Soldiers, Police, DSS, Immigration, etc)

    5) So Help Me God.
    (This line is for the Masses)πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚
    Enjoy ur day please
    In NIGERIA everyone has his/her line in our National Pledge. Pls know wherw you belongs to:- 1) I pledge to Nigeria my country. (This line is for those in authority - President, Vice President, Senate President, Speaker, Governors, Ministers, Perm-Secs, Service Chiefs, DGs, etc) 2) To be faithful loyal and honest. (This line is for Imams, Pastors and their likes) 3) To serve Nigeria with all my strength (This line is for Civil Servants, Enterprenuers, Lawyers, Doctors, Nurses, Engineers, etc) 4) To defend her unity and uphold her honour & glory . (This line is for security personnels - Soldiers, Police, DSS, Immigration, etc) 5) So Help Me God. (This line is for the Masses)πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ Enjoy ur day please
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    Part 15, Cont'd...

    As regards staying in America, they were excited as their fantasy of attending college in
    America was going to come to pass. All thanks to all the Hollywood college movies and
    series they had watched on T.V, so this was going to be living their “AMERICAN DREAM”
    Isokene kept calling me to return back to Nigeria, but I kept telling her I was thinking about
    it. The day I bought my house in Houston, I called her very excited to share my good
    news with her, but she said...
    “Why waste all that money in buying a house for yourself, when you have a home you
    need to save in Nigeria... A house in America can never be a home, if the major ingredient
    is absent, your husband is not in that house....If your husband was dead, it would have
    been understandable...
    Aunty Betty, What is happening to you? my heart breaks everyday knowing you are going
    far away from God’s ordained plan for your life, It’s all over the news, people are asking
    about you as you have been missing all the programs you were invited to....Also, your
    disappearance from the scene has given the mistress the boldness to come out, She and
    your husband now walk hand in hand in public....and people are asking questions as to
    who she is?”
    I hung up on Isokene....I didn’t want her to dampen my spirit any more than it was....My
    mind was made up. I was going to make America my new home, even if I didn’t have a
    husband. I intentionally changed my number so none of my pastor friends could reach
    me, the only friend I kept in contact with was a Female minister like me who had divorced
    her husband.“My sister, marriage is not by force ooo, avoid the calls of hypocritical people, I mean
    some of our fathers and mothers in the Lord who are not also enjoying their marriage,
    they will tell you “for the gospel sake, pretend everything is fine”.....Abeg, won’t I live my
    own life?...My sister, you have made the right choice...Settle in America and if God is
    merciful, you marry someone else!”
    This led me into looking for a job as a School counselor, as that was my area of
    specialization but I looked tirelessly as I never got one....
    I decided to call my sister for help as I was seriously running low on cash...
    “ Aunty, you can’t find such jobs here, when the real Americans are yet to get Jobs, then
    you a Nigerian will now get one....Aunty before I went to Nursing School to become a
    nurse, I did all sorts including washing plates.... I suggest you start looking towards that
    area”
    “What? Me? Wash plates in America?” ....I said in disbelief
    To be continued.
    Please, like and follow our page. Stay Blessed Part 15, Cont'd... As regards staying in America, they were excited as their fantasy of attending college in America was going to come to pass. All thanks to all the Hollywood college movies and series they had watched on T.V, so this was going to be living their “AMERICAN DREAM” Isokene kept calling me to return back to Nigeria, but I kept telling her I was thinking about it. The day I bought my house in Houston, I called her very excited to share my good news with her, but she said... “Why waste all that money in buying a house for yourself, when you have a home you need to save in Nigeria... A house in America can never be a home, if the major ingredient is absent, your husband is not in that house....If your husband was dead, it would have been understandable... Aunty Betty, What is happening to you? my heart breaks everyday knowing you are going far away from God’s ordained plan for your life, It’s all over the news, people are asking about you as you have been missing all the programs you were invited to....Also, your disappearance from the scene has given the mistress the boldness to come out, She and your husband now walk hand in hand in public....and people are asking questions as to who she is?” I hung up on Isokene....I didn’t want her to dampen my spirit any more than it was....My mind was made up. I was going to make America my new home, even if I didn’t have a husband. I intentionally changed my number so none of my pastor friends could reach me, the only friend I kept in contact with was a Female minister like me who had divorced her husband.“My sister, marriage is not by force ooo, avoid the calls of hypocritical people, I mean some of our fathers and mothers in the Lord who are not also enjoying their marriage, they will tell you “for the gospel sake, pretend everything is fine”.....Abeg, won’t I live my own life?...My sister, you have made the right choice...Settle in America and if God is merciful, you marry someone else!” This led me into looking for a job as a School counselor, as that was my area of specialization but I looked tirelessly as I never got one.... I decided to call my sister for help as I was seriously running low on cash... “ Aunty, you can’t find such jobs here, when the real Americans are yet to get Jobs, then you a Nigerian will now get one....Aunty before I went to Nursing School to become a nurse, I did all sorts including washing plates.... I suggest you start looking towards that area” “What? Me? Wash plates in America?” ....I said in disbelief To be continued.
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  • You cannot control the weather, but you can certainly control the atmosphere around you.
    You can't stop birds from flying over you, but you can prevent them from perching their nest on your roof.

    Stop trying to get everybody to do right before you can have your peace and joy, just don't allow their negativity to be contracted by you through your perception.

    Know that no matter what anyone does to you, it is still your choice to make any meaning out of it. Why not always make a positive meaning for yourself.
    You cannot control the weather, but you can certainly control the atmosphere around you. You can't stop birds from flying over you, but you can prevent them from perching their nest on your roof. Stop trying to get everybody to do right before you can have your peace and joy, just don't allow their negativity to be contracted by you through your perception. Know that no matter what anyone does to you, it is still your choice to make any meaning out of it. Why not always make a positive meaning for yourself.
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  • *_PSYCHOLOGY OF POSITIVE THINKING: TIPS FOR FULFILLED LIFE_*

    *1. Don't complicate life. We won't be here forever. Once this day is over, it's gone forever. Your time is too valuable to waste on nonsense.*

    *2. No matter what knocks you down in life, get up and keep going. NEVER GIVE UP. Great blessings come as a result of great perseverance.*

    *3. Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.*

    *4. Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don't give up.*

    *5. Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.*

    *6. Disappointments were not meant to destroy you. They were meant to strengthen you and give you fortitude to accomplish your God-given destiny.*

    *7. We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but by appreciating what we do have.*

    *8. Your child will follow your example, not your advice.*

    *9. One day, you'll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.*

    *10. Associate yourself with people of good quality. For it is better to be alone than in bad company.*

    *11. Don't fear change. You may lose something good, but you may also gain something great.*

    *12. When you love what you have, you have everything you need.*

    *13. The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.*

    *14. Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have - GRATITUDE.*

    *15. Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you said it in has left you.*

    *16. When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power.*

    *17. Patience is not the ability to wait, but how you act while you are waiting.*

    *18. Isn't it ironic:*
    *- We ignore those who adore us, but adore the ones that ignore us*
    *- We love those who hurt us, but hurt the ones that love us.*

    *19. Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Every story has an end, but in life every end is just a new beginning.*

    *20. You were born to win. Although to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.*

    *21. Every day is a NEW beginning, take a deep breath and START AGAIN.*

    *22. Know that you are loved. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are beautiful. You have purpose. You are a masterpiece.*

    *23. Don't compare your progress with that of others. We all need our own time to travel our own distance.*

    *24. Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.*

    *25. Bad things happen everyday to everyone. The difference is in how people deal with it.*

    *26. When you make a commitment, you build hope. When you keep it, you build trust.*

    *27. Two things define you: Your PATIENCE when you have NOTHING, and your ATTITUDE when you have EVERYTHING.*

    *28. Being honest may not get you a lot of FRIENDS but it will always get you the RIGHT ONES.*

    *29. Working on yourself is the hardest part of life. Keep growing up, no matter where you are.*

    *30. Be selective in your battles. Sometimes peace is better than being right.*

    *31. Keep people in your life who truly love you, motivate you and make you happy. If you know people who do none of these things, let them go.*

    *32. Be happy not because everything is good, but because you can see the good side of everything.*

    *33. OPTIMISM*
    *NO βž” Shortcuts*
    *NO βž” Quick fixes*
    *NO βž” Blaming others*
    *NO βž” I'll do tomorrows*
    *NO βž” EXCUSES!!*

    *34. Surround yourself with positive people who will support you when it rains, not just when it shines.*

    *35. Being defeated is often a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.*

    *Enjoy God's grace on this journey we call LIFE.*

    STAY BLESSED AND HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.
    *#KeepAdvancing*h
    *_PSYCHOLOGY OF POSITIVE THINKING: TIPS FOR FULFILLED LIFE_* *1. Don't complicate life. We won't be here forever. Once this day is over, it's gone forever. Your time is too valuable to waste on nonsense.* *2. No matter what knocks you down in life, get up and keep going. NEVER GIVE UP. Great blessings come as a result of great perseverance.* *3. Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.* *4. Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don't give up.* *5. Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.* *6. Disappointments were not meant to destroy you. They were meant to strengthen you and give you fortitude to accomplish your God-given destiny.* *7. We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but by appreciating what we do have.* *8. Your child will follow your example, not your advice.* *9. One day, you'll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.* *10. Associate yourself with people of good quality. For it is better to be alone than in bad company.* *11. Don't fear change. You may lose something good, but you may also gain something great.* *12. When you love what you have, you have everything you need.* *13. The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.* *14. Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have - GRATITUDE.* *15. Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you said it in has left you.* *16. When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power.* *17. Patience is not the ability to wait, but how you act while you are waiting.* *18. Isn't it ironic:* *- We ignore those who adore us, but adore the ones that ignore us* *- We love those who hurt us, but hurt the ones that love us.* *19. Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Every story has an end, but in life every end is just a new beginning.* *20. You were born to win. Although to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.* *21. Every day is a NEW beginning, take a deep breath and START AGAIN.* *22. Know that you are loved. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are beautiful. You have purpose. You are a masterpiece.* *23. Don't compare your progress with that of others. We all need our own time to travel our own distance.* *24. Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.* *25. Bad things happen everyday to everyone. The difference is in how people deal with it.* *26. When you make a commitment, you build hope. When you keep it, you build trust.* *27. Two things define you: Your PATIENCE when you have NOTHING, and your ATTITUDE when you have EVERYTHING.* *28. Being honest may not get you a lot of FRIENDS but it will always get you the RIGHT ONES.* *29. Working on yourself is the hardest part of life. Keep growing up, no matter where you are.* *30. Be selective in your battles. Sometimes peace is better than being right.* *31. Keep people in your life who truly love you, motivate you and make you happy. If you know people who do none of these things, let them go.* *32. Be happy not because everything is good, but because you can see the good side of everything.* *33. OPTIMISM* *NO βž” Shortcuts* *NO βž” Quick fixes* *NO βž” Blaming others* *NO βž” I'll do tomorrows* *NO βž” EXCUSES!!* *34. Surround yourself with positive people who will support you when it rains, not just when it shines.* *35. Being defeated is often a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.* *Enjoy God's grace on this journey we call LIFE.* STAY BLESSED AND HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY. *#KeepAdvancing*h
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  • PART 11
    “ISOKENE”
    (STOP MY WIFE FROM SMILING)
    ©οΈOpeyemi O. Akintunde
    “I didn’t close the door behind me as I rushed into the kitchen to drop all the foodstuffs I
    had bought. I literally forgot about the door, So Aunty you can imagine how my heart must
    have felt, it almost jumped out of my body when I felt Ibidolo’s arm around me from
    behind. I jumped and turned and there he was looking at me. His eyes were bloodshot
    red, he hugged me so tight and was weeping like a baby and kept saying...
    “This is not what I want for you, I am not that wicked, I know I am selfish, but not wicked,
    I am sorry”
    I kept telling him it was ok and I was fine doing it, to make him happy....
    “How can I be happy when I am putting you in bondage?”
    Still weeping, he unwrapped me by himself
    “Please, don’t you ever do this again, you can smile to the whole world if you want. Your
    smile is not just for me, it is for you as well... I won’t allow my insecurities affect you”
    Ibidolo sat on the floor, sobbing. I knelt before him wiping his tears and I said...
    “I did this to show you I was committed to you, though the foundation of our Marriage was
    wrong but I decided this marriage was going to work. Please don’t feel bad, because even
    if you want me to be a veiled woman, I won’t resist it, but thanks for giving me back my
    freedom and I promise you today that I will not give you cause to regret giving me the
    liberty to smile... I love you”
    “I love you so....”
    Ibidolo covered his face as more tears flowed. I hugged him and I was wondering what
    Kind of God I was serving who through the wisdom he gave me broke my husband down
    and made him see things clearly.
    Aunty, we had fun, we cooked together and did some loving up...You know......” She said
    smiling
    “And guess the highlight, the day after he took me out and he was so comfortable with
    me smiling in fact there was a point I was not smiling, he jabbed me playfully by the side
    and said
    “Why are you not smiling?” And out of Joy I gave one of those Epic smiles of mine of
    which Ibidolo just shouted “Don’t stop that smile”. He brought out his Mini camera andtook a picture of me. Aunty, can you believe after we got home, Ibidolo did a panting of
    that picture overnight....You know he paints right?
    “Huh...Huh, I think you mentioned it to me once”... I said
    “Aunty, I have been over the moon for the past four days.... I obeyed the rule of being
    crucified by the one you love, I killed my personal interest in obedience and God Himself
    resurrected me. Surprisingly, afterwards came my victory, Just like Jesus!”
    I found myself clapping for Isoken and telling her a big congratulations.
    “So no more divorce or separation for you?” I asked
    “Aunty, do I need it anymore? God has healed my marriage, a little playing the fool and
    my joy is full”
    “Well, not everyone can play the fool!”
    “You are so right ma! And that is why a lot of people lose their marriages and other good
    things, so where is Uncle?”
    “With his mistress” I blurted out before knowing I did....
    And there was silence in the room for about a minute, I know Isoken was wondering if
    she heard me well and I was also wondering what came over me...
    To be continued
    PART 11 “ISOKENE” (STOP MY WIFE FROM SMILING) ©οΈOpeyemi O. Akintunde “I didn’t close the door behind me as I rushed into the kitchen to drop all the foodstuffs I had bought. I literally forgot about the door, So Aunty you can imagine how my heart must have felt, it almost jumped out of my body when I felt Ibidolo’s arm around me from behind. I jumped and turned and there he was looking at me. His eyes were bloodshot red, he hugged me so tight and was weeping like a baby and kept saying... “This is not what I want for you, I am not that wicked, I know I am selfish, but not wicked, I am sorry” I kept telling him it was ok and I was fine doing it, to make him happy.... “How can I be happy when I am putting you in bondage?” Still weeping, he unwrapped me by himself “Please, don’t you ever do this again, you can smile to the whole world if you want. Your smile is not just for me, it is for you as well... I won’t allow my insecurities affect you” Ibidolo sat on the floor, sobbing. I knelt before him wiping his tears and I said... “I did this to show you I was committed to you, though the foundation of our Marriage was wrong but I decided this marriage was going to work. Please don’t feel bad, because even if you want me to be a veiled woman, I won’t resist it, but thanks for giving me back my freedom and I promise you today that I will not give you cause to regret giving me the liberty to smile... I love you” “I love you so....” Ibidolo covered his face as more tears flowed. I hugged him and I was wondering what Kind of God I was serving who through the wisdom he gave me broke my husband down and made him see things clearly. Aunty, we had fun, we cooked together and did some loving up...You know......” She said smiling “And guess the highlight, the day after he took me out and he was so comfortable with me smiling in fact there was a point I was not smiling, he jabbed me playfully by the side and said “Why are you not smiling?” And out of Joy I gave one of those Epic smiles of mine of which Ibidolo just shouted “Don’t stop that smile”. He brought out his Mini camera andtook a picture of me. Aunty, can you believe after we got home, Ibidolo did a panting of that picture overnight....You know he paints right? “Huh...Huh, I think you mentioned it to me once”... I said “Aunty, I have been over the moon for the past four days.... I obeyed the rule of being crucified by the one you love, I killed my personal interest in obedience and God Himself resurrected me. Surprisingly, afterwards came my victory, Just like Jesus!” I found myself clapping for Isoken and telling her a big congratulations. “So no more divorce or separation for you?” I asked “Aunty, do I need it anymore? God has healed my marriage, a little playing the fool and my joy is full” “Well, not everyone can play the fool!” “You are so right ma! And that is why a lot of people lose their marriages and other good things, so where is Uncle?” “With his mistress” I blurted out before knowing I did.... And there was silence in the room for about a minute, I know Isoken was wondering if she heard me well and I was also wondering what came over me... To be continued
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  • #Love_poem
    @Jumai

    *My Everything*
    You're my love, my life,
    The air that I breathe.
    You're my soul, my happiness,
    The all that I need.

    You're my light, my dark,
    The stars in the sky.
    You're my ups, my downs,
    The reason I try.

    You're my strength, my weakness,
    The love from the start.
    You're my heartache, my pain,
    The beat of my heart

    You're my tears, my joy,
    The love that you bring.
    You're my world, my galaxy,
    You're my everything.
    #Love_poem @Jumai *My Everything* You're my love, my life, The air that I breathe. You're my soul, my happiness, The all that I need. You're my light, my dark, The stars in the sky. You're my ups, my downs, The reason I try. You're my strength, my weakness, The love from the start. You're my heartache, my pain, The beat of my heart You're my tears, my joy, The love that you bring. You're my world, my galaxy, You're my everything.
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  • Happy Sunday from this side
    #Happiness is free
    #Untampered Joy
    #Peace that surpasses all understanding
    #Christpet
    Happy Sunday from this side #Happiness is free #Untampered Joy #Peace that surpasses all understanding #Christpet
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  • Me and my friends enjoying ourselves
    Me and my friends enjoying ourselves
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  • May the joy of today overwhelme you.
    May the joy of today overwhelme you.
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  • Always remember to give God your creator quality thanks for everything,let his joy reflect in your heart always
    Always remember to give God your creator quality thanks for everything,let his joy reflect in your heart always
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  • Very little is needed to make a happy life- it is all within yourself, your way of thinking. To be happy, challenge yourself to be process oriented, not only goal oriented. Focusing on actions, you have more freedom to enjoy the process of creation and feel the moment of achieving the results.
    Very little is needed to make a happy life- it is all within yourself, your way of thinking. To be happy, challenge yourself to be process oriented, not only goal oriented. Focusing on actions, you have more freedom to enjoy the process of creation and feel the moment of achieving the results.
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  • Don't talk to to your Girlfriend like this :
    She : Hi
    You: Hello
    She: How you doing?
    You : I'm fine and you ?
    She : Good
    You: K.
    There's another guy online chatting with
    her like
    this:
    Guy:Good morning beautiful,how did
    you sleep?
    She:Lol,do you have to make me blush
    this early morning?
    Guy:You deserve that my angel,you
    always look
    more beautiful when you blush.
    She:Wow! stop flattering me.
    Guy:I'm not Baby,it's just that I love
    you and your happiness means a lot to
    me.
    She:I'm in a relationship dear but
    the truth is you have a way of making
    me happy whenever
    I chat with you.
    Guy:You deserve to be happy,enjoy
    your day my Angel,got to go now,chat
    later
    She:thanks sweety,I'll miss you,can't
    wait to have you back online.
    NB:You may say she's idiot to fall
    for these sweet words but that's how women
    are meant to be. They like soft words
    from their
    partners.Show her and watch her melt
    into your arms.
    -The greatest mistake a man can
    make in a relationship is giving
    another man a chance to make his
    woman happy.
    Don't talk to to your Girlfriend like this : She : Hi You: Hello She: How you doing? You : I'm fine and you ? She : Good You: K. There's another guy online chatting with her like this: Guy:Good morning beautiful,how did you sleep? She:Lol,do you have to make me blush this early morning? Guy:You deserve that my angel,you always look more beautiful when you blush. She:Wow! stop flattering me. Guy:I'm not Baby,it's just that I love you and your happiness means a lot to me. She:I'm in a relationship dear but the truth is you have a way of making me happy whenever I chat with you. Guy:You deserve to be happy,enjoy your day my Angel,got to go now,chat later She:thanks sweety,I'll miss you,can't wait to have you back online. NB:You may say she's idiot to fall for these sweet words but that's how women are meant to be. They like soft words from their partners.Show her and watch her melt into your arms. -The greatest mistake a man can make in a relationship is giving another man a chance to make his woman happy.
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  • There's joy in heaven over my soul. I can never be POOR.
    There's joy in heaven over my soul. I can never be POOR.
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  • Time is a traveler of a man true identity,20 children will not play for 20 years
    You most get sense this 2020
    All your life and joy is dependent on someone,how then do u want to succeed
    Time is a traveler of a man true identity,20 children will not play for 20 years You most get sense this 2020 All your life and joy is dependent on someone,how then do u want to succeed
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  • If I die today I die alone what families owes me is mourn for a while and then move on..
    Friends will only post my pictures and saying touchy things and then move on
    Bestir will only cry think about our memories
    and then move on for good
    Facebook and WhatsApp will miss me
    My wall will be dry
    My phone will be filled with unread messages and in short time the whole world will forget about me
    People. Will enjoy their lives with or without me
    I have only got this one life to live
    And it will be a terrible on my path if I allow people to decide if I'm going to be happy or not allow myself to be happy
    No matter the problems I face now
    I motivate myself and I don't let anyone dictate if I will be happy or not
    Live your real life
    Pray
    Be humble
    Be kind for no reason
    Most importantly
    Always smile
    Jumaat Mubarak
    If I die today I die alone what families owes me is mourn for a while and then move on.. Friends will only post my pictures and saying touchy things and then move on Bestir will only cry think about our memories and then move on for good Facebook and WhatsApp will miss me My wall will be dry My phone will be filled with unread messages and in short time the whole world will forget about me People. Will enjoy their lives with or without me I have only got this one life to live And it will be a terrible on my path if I allow people to decide if I'm going to be happy or not allow myself to be happy No matter the problems I face now I motivate myself and I don't let anyone dictate if I will be happy or not Live your real life Pray Be humble Be kind for no reason Most importantly Always smile Jumaat Mubarak
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  • Testimony of brother Nee.

    For years after my conversion I had been taught to reckon. I reckoned from 1920 until 1927. The more I reckoned that I was dead to sin, the more alive I dearly was. I simply could not believe myself dead, and I could not produce the death. Whenever I sought help from others I was told to read Romans 6:11, and the more I read Romans 6:11 and tried to reckon, the further away death was: I could not get at it. I fully appreciated the teaching that I must reckon, but I could make out why nothing resulted from it. I have to confess that for months I was troubled. I said to the Lord, 'if this is not clear, if I cannot be brought to see this which is so very fundamental, I will cease to do anything. I will not preach any more; I will not go out to serve thee any more; I want first of all to get thoroughly clear here.' For more months I was seeking, and at times I fasted, but nothing came through.
    I remember one morning -- that morning was a real morning and one I can never forget- I was upstairs sitting at my desk reading the word and praying, and I said, 'Lord, open my eyes!' and then in a flash I saw it. I saw my oneness with Christ. I saw that I was in Him, and that when He died I died. I saw that the question of my death was a matter of the past and not of the future, and that I was just as truly dead as He was because I was in Him when He died. The whole thing had dawned on me. I was carried away with such joy at this great discovery that I jumped from my chair and cried, 'praise the Lord, I am dead!' I ran downstairs and met one of the brothers helping in the kitchen and laid hold on him. 'Brother,' I said, 'do you know that I have died?' I must admit he looked puzzled. 'what do you mean?' he said, so went on: 'Do you not know that Christ has died? Do you not know that I died with Him? Do you not know that my death is no less truly a fact than His?' Photo was so realtor me! I longed to go through the streets of Shanghai shouting the news of my discovery. From that Day to this I have never for one moment doubted the finality of that word: I have been crucified with Christ.
    _____
    So in teaching this matter we should not over emphasize reckoning. People are always trying to reckon without knowing. They had not first had a Spirit-given revelation of the fact; yet they try to reckon, and soon they get into all sorts of difficulties. When temptation comes they begin to reckon furiously. 'I am dead; I am dead; I am dead!' but in the very act of reckoning they lose their temper. Then they say, it doesn't work. Romans 6:11 is no good.' and we have to admit that verse 11 is no good without verse 6. So it comes to this, that unless we know for a fact that we are dead with Christ, the more we reckon, the more intense will the struggle become, and the issue will be sure defeat.
    WHAT, THEN, IS THE SECRET OF RECKONING? TO PUT IT IN ONE WORD, IT IS #REVELATION.
    Testimony of brother Nee. For years after my conversion I had been taught to reckon. I reckoned from 1920 until 1927. The more I reckoned that I was dead to sin, the more alive I dearly was. I simply could not believe myself dead, and I could not produce the death. Whenever I sought help from others I was told to read Romans 6:11, and the more I read Romans 6:11 and tried to reckon, the further away death was: I could not get at it. I fully appreciated the teaching that I must reckon, but I could make out why nothing resulted from it. I have to confess that for months I was troubled. I said to the Lord, 'if this is not clear, if I cannot be brought to see this which is so very fundamental, I will cease to do anything. I will not preach any more; I will not go out to serve thee any more; I want first of all to get thoroughly clear here.' For more months I was seeking, and at times I fasted, but nothing came through. I remember one morning -- that morning was a real morning and one I can never forget- I was upstairs sitting at my desk reading the word and praying, and I said, 'Lord, open my eyes!' and then in a flash I saw it. I saw my oneness with Christ. I saw that I was in Him, and that when He died I died. I saw that the question of my death was a matter of the past and not of the future, and that I was just as truly dead as He was because I was in Him when He died. The whole thing had dawned on me. I was carried away with such joy at this great discovery that I jumped from my chair and cried, 'praise the Lord, I am dead!' I ran downstairs and met one of the brothers helping in the kitchen and laid hold on him. 'Brother,' I said, 'do you know that I have died?' I must admit he looked puzzled. 'what do you mean?' he said, so went on: 'Do you not know that Christ has died? Do you not know that I died with Him? Do you not know that my death is no less truly a fact than His?' Photo was so realtor me! I longed to go through the streets of Shanghai shouting the news of my discovery. From that Day to this I have never for one moment doubted the finality of that word: I have been crucified with Christ. _____ So in teaching this matter we should not over emphasize reckoning. People are always trying to reckon without knowing. They had not first had a Spirit-given revelation of the fact; yet they try to reckon, and soon they get into all sorts of difficulties. When temptation comes they begin to reckon furiously. 'I am dead; I am dead; I am dead!' but in the very act of reckoning they lose their temper. Then they say, it doesn't work. Romans 6:11 is no good.' and we have to admit that verse 11 is no good without verse 6. So it comes to this, that unless we know for a fact that we are dead with Christ, the more we reckon, the more intense will the struggle become, and the issue will be sure defeat. WHAT, THEN, IS THE SECRET OF RECKONING? TO PUT IT IN ONE WORD, IT IS #REVELATION.
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