A fool's paradiseWritten by Adeolu Oluade
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A fool's paradise
Gal.5:26(The Message) "That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original." Rom.12:6(The Message) "let's just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren't. If you preach, just preach God's Message, nothing else;" 1 Cor.15:10(KJV) "But by grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but grace of God which was with me." Psalm 139:24(KJV) "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well." Prov 22:2(KJV) "The rich and poor meet together: LORD is maker of them all."
The common folly of mankind is to exalt creature above Creator. One result of this folly is self-centredness that gradually or suddenly leads to destruction of self and others. When one tries to be what God has not made one to be or when one tries to be what God has made one to be without God's help,one is really living in a fool's paradise! The fool's paradise is that virtual world in which one wants and works to be 'a clone' of others(inferiority complex) or where one wants and manipulates others to be one's 'clones'(superiority complex). 'A clone' is a person who is re-inventing himself/herself to conform to image of someone else,the latter could be a pop idol or a charismatic leader or a local hero/heroine. In other words,the former is trying to fulfill destiny of latter instead of his/her own unique and original divine destiny. This subtle and cruel process of 'cloning' sends destinies of former(victims) into graveyard after their originalities have been deformed. Each person has a divine destiny that is unique without being superior or inferior to that of another person despite differences in background. Each one should celebrate divine destiny of another person without envy,pride,or bitterness.
GlorylandWritten by Adeolu Oluade
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GLORYLAND Numbers 14:21 (King James Version) "But as truly as I live, all earth shall be filled with glory of LORD." Isaiah 11:9 (King James Version) "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for earth shall be full of knowledge of LORD, as waters cover sea." Habakkuk 2:14 (King James Version) "For earth shall be filled with knowledge of glory of LORD, as waters cover sea." In a time that earth seems set for self-destruction through global warming,international terrorism or nuclear race,the prophetic destiny of earth as stated in three verses above seems impossible. But all things are possible with God(Mark 10:27),and to he or she who believes(Mark 9:23). This is only divine solution to deepening and darkening emptiness in our world today. Anyone can have a real part in fulfillment of such a great destiny,by humbly entering into everlasting covenant with God which is stated below:-
Jeremiah 31:33-34 (King James Version) "But this shall be covenant that I will make with house of Israel; After those days, saith LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people." "And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know LORD: for they shall all know me, from least of them unto greatest of them, saith LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more." Entry is only possible through Lord Jesus Christ who shed his blood on Calvary to reconcile us back to God. This was necesary because sin had alienated man from God. Everyone is now commanded by God to repent from sin(Acts 17 :30) and believe on Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour(Acts16 :31). By reason of this covenant,man's relationship and fellowship with God is fully restored. With this restoration,grace is fully available to intimately know God,and then to faithfully express love for God in simple obedience to him. As one grows in grace(2 Peter 3 : 18),one seeks to say and do all things to glory of God(1 Cor. 10 :31) just like one's Lord and Master as stated below:- John 7:18 (King James Version) "He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him." A brief look at fans of any pop idol will reveal that they always and only seek glory of their 'icon'. This was vividly demonstrated before,during,and after just concluded 'the Michael Jackson case' in United States(June 2005). Every follower of Christ as a lover of God not only seeks God's glory but also carries and manifests God's glory(2 Cor. 3 : 18). God's glory is manifested through every christian by means of gifts of Spirit(1 Cor.12:6-10) and fruit of Spirit(Gal. 5 : 22-23).