The viral war

Written by Adeolu Oluade

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Proverbs 23:26(KJV) "My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways." The turning point ofrepparttar battle is when a person gives his/her heart to Jesus Christ to cleanse it with his precious blood(Rev.1:5) and then make it his palace, and his throne asrepparttar 148059 person's King. Without this cleansing and conversion,the human heart outsiderepparttar 148060 grace of God is naturally vulnerable torepparttar 148061 attack and effect of 'viruses'(Jer.17:9).

Eph.4:27(NIV) "and do not giverepparttar 148062 devil a foothold." God's 'anti-virus software' is very practical in handling any kind of 'virus'. Firstly God offers himself asrepparttar 148063 shield('the personal firewall') of every person in Christ-Gen.15:1;Psalm 3:3. Secondly,inrepparttar 148064 Lord God every follower of Christ hasrepparttar 148065 responsibility to allow in his/her heartrepparttar 148066 peace of God to rule(Col.3:15),andrepparttar 148067 word of Christ to dwell(Col.3:16). Thirdly,being strong inrepparttar 148068 Lord andrepparttar 148069 power of his might(Eph.6:10) each Christian needs to put and keep onrepparttar 148070 armour of God(Eph.6:11-18),and to fightrepparttar 148071 'viruses' using spiritual weapons(2 Cor.10:3-6) as concisely discussed in an earlier article 'making an impact'

Proverbs 14:30(KJV) "A sound heart isrepparttar 148072 life ofrepparttar 148073 flesh: but envyrepparttar 148074 rottenness ofrepparttar 148075 bones." Finally,for anyone whose heart/mind seems to be corrupted by these 'viruses' torepparttar 148076 point of ill-health,God has covenanted himself through Jesus Christ to his people as our healer(2 Peter.2:24). The healing process could seem gradual or sudden. For this process to be effective,one needs to allow God as one's healer to choose and use various agents/agencies. The following should be of help:-

The love,understanding,and prayers of trusted family members and friends(Mark 2:3). Proper,and sound counselling(Prov.11:14). Casting out of demons(evil spirits) if and when their presence and activity are discerned{not speculated}(Mark 1:34).

Moreover,since God is never in a hurry,one should be patient with him and his timing if 'an instant cure' has not been experienced!

2 Tim.1:7(KJV) "For God hath not given usrepparttar 148077 spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

British-born Nigerain christian writer living and working in London,UK with

A fool's paradise

Written by Adeolu Oluade

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But there is still hope for anyone with a so-called lost or dead or buried or imprisoned destiny! All it takes is a personal encounter with Jesus Christ who isrepparttar resurrection andrepparttar 148058 life(John 11:25). It is only Jesus Christ who can give life and freedom torepparttar 148059 real person within these victims so that their originalities are restored and they can fulfill their divine destinies. The first step is to repent of one's sins and receive Jesus Christ as one's personal Lord and Saviour(John 1:12).

When one is in Christ,one has to be Christ-centred as empowered byrepparttar 148060 Spirit of God so as to preserve and demonstrate one's restored originality in conformity not torepparttar 148061 world system around(Rom.12:1-2) but to Christ within(Rom.8:29)uponrepparttar 148062 throne of one's heart.

For those favoured by God to be mentors or role models for others,the love and fear of God within isrepparttar 148063 only force that restrains one from makingrepparttar 148064 latter(proteges) into clones(1Cor.11:1). The proteges should be encouraged to fulfill their own destinies primarily to please their maker(the Lord God) who has entrusted them torepparttar 148065 mentors. And if one is guilty before God their maker for any kind of manipulation,one should repent now or face divine judgment later(Rev.20:11-12)!

For those who have their destinies restored,God's love and forgiveness should be humbly and graciously extended to those who had wrongfully 'cloned' them(Eph. 4:32)!

Finally,now isrepparttar 148066 right time for anyone to leaverepparttar 148067 fool's paradise and throughrepparttar 148068 Lord Jesus Christ enter into one's real divine destiny!!!

Rev. 4:11(KJV) "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."

A British-born Nigerian christian writer living and working in London,UK with

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