Touch

For Damilare Babalola… I woke up empty today. Engulfed by my desires and seemingly insurmountable needs I have somehow lost sight of what it means to be alive. My struggle is endless. Each day drags me relentlessly to the house of my tormentor. With his steely gaze on my back he begins to flog me without flinching or remorse. But there is hope… Soon I will leave this job. Soon I will build my house. Soon I will become a source of joy and no longer the harbinger of sadness. Soon … because this morning I will touch the hem of His robe. I will place my withering fingers on the fringes of his shawl and I know I will be made whole. “And his disciples said unto him (brusquely, almost with sarcasm), thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?” – Mark 5:31 WHAT A QUESTION! You cannot ignore the audacity of such. Look at

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Jesus: The Covenant

Act One, Scene One Matthew {1:1} The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. No matter how you look at it God is a God of covenants. In keeping with His nature He establishes covenants with the sons of me (Noah, Abraham, Moses, David etc). In David and Abraham we have the two vital covenants: The Covenant of Kings and the Covenant of Fathers. Jesus takes his reference point from these two covenants. The Covenant of Fathers and Sons Abraham was given a promise. That his seed (sons) would outnumber the stars and the sand. It was a covenant that covered the heavens (stars) and earth (sand). It was both terrestrial and celestial in nature. God promised to bless his descendants and make them His own special people – in return, Abraham was to remain faithful to God and to serve as a channel through which God’s blessings could flow to the rest

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This Simple Gospel

<We are constantly falling short. We are always almost or completely at odds with God. Sin’s effect works in us a death that medicine cannot cure, that engineering cannot reverse, that philosophy cannot unravel. We are lost in lust, feet fixed in fear and with hearts ravaged with the fiery darts of the evil one. Is there hope for man’s child? Is there an elixir somewhere which he can take to stop this entropy, to quench this decay? For all have sinned and fallen short of the mark. We are scattered, our tongues in variance, our voices in dissent. We each work and walk in our own way, in the way that seems right to us. Sin drives us, his whip tears at us. Yet we move, blinded by worldly desires. We are constantly falling short. At Sinai the Almighty spoke. He that is named I AM penned his laws in stone. Yet sin’s grip tightened. We grew pale and

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Solomon’s Porch: On Discussions, Disputes and Debates of the Scriptural Kind

What is the point of your discussions, blogs, tweets if not to glorify in your reality the ALREADY Glorified Son. He is in our midst when every thing is brought in subjection to Him. There is no variableness or shadow of turning. Truth is Truth in Christ. Disclaimer: I am not an authority on these issues. I am operating with the mind of Christ and despite my own fickle and fragmental knowledge at times I trust that the Spirit of Christ will reveal to you the substance in this shadowy post. Please allow Grace to express itself in you. Special thanks to JMD for spurring me to write, to Tomi of Arike’s Art for speaking up and TJ for just being TJ. Click here to read the Preamble Where two or three are gathered in my name I am there in their midst.. [Scripture ref: Matthew 18:20] Everyday on sidewalks, in churches, on the streets and in our tweets, we

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