The viral warWritten by Adeolu Oluade
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The viral war
John 10:10(KJV) "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." 1 John 3:8(KJV) "He that committeth sin is of devil; for devil sinneth from beginning. For this purpose Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy works of devil." In computer world,viruses have led to colossal waste of resources for many who have both home or office computers,even corporate bodies in industrialised world. Therefore several anti-virus software are available which need to be installed so as to scan,detect,repair,quarantine and/or delete viruses. According to Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary,a computer virus is defined as 'a computer programme or part of a computer programme which can make copies of itself and is intended to prevent computer from working normally'
Proverbs 4:23(KJV) "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are issues of life." On issue of divine destiny,'the viral war' is so real with devastating effect on mankind both individually and corporately. This viral war takes place in human heart/mind against God and his purposes for any person or people since fall of man in garden of Eden. In this context,a 'virus' is anything that works against God and his purposes for any person or people. To be more specific,a 'virus' is anything that makes one to doubt,ignore,deny,or disobey God and his plans for one's life. When these 'viruses' are not properly handled,they lead to people living and dying unfulfilled! These enemies of divine destiny have been discussed briefly in an earlier article 'the open door'. These 'viruses' are propagated through diabolical trio known as devil(the thief);the flesh(the sinful nature);and world system in which we all live. They can even infect a person from point of conception! This invasion of 'viruses' is both aggressive and cunning,using various media! Just as computer viruses have names,these 'viruses' have names like 'Fear','Doubt',and 'Bitterness'. It is interesting to note while fear is part of body's natural defence system,it is when it takes over a person's life(Prov.29:25) that it becomes a 'virus'!
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.