Righteousness is the baby of godliness. Righteousness is indeed the foundation of fruitfulness. Righteousness is connected to fruitfulness. He that does righteousness is fruitful even as he is righteous, and such a man is God fearing. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any person or group of person….Proverbs14..34.
When you view spiritually about the happenings in any country and in particular Nigeria, we are living in a time of disaster, there are great plagues in our country for example.., frequent plane crash, ,constant blood shedding by ungodly and lawless people, embezzlement of funds, religious wars, family disputes on the increase, hatred towards the good, nudity is now a way of life, crime is welcomed and criminals are highly celebrated every day, fornication and adultery is now a way of life.
Disorderliness and total confusion everywhere especially in the northern part of the country and evil leaders encouraging discord .the government has failed in all areas, kidnap cases, assassinations, theft, blackmail, bribery and corruption are encouraged directly and indirectly by leaders, and members from rival parties.
The truth is, these things will continue to happen and even get worse until we begin to appreciate God and totally surrender to him. We need to start seeking God whole heartedly .It is then, God will show mercy. This generation is far worse than others, people think they can ignore God and still be okay or on the other hand, they think they can gate crash into heaven. It is not so.
Every day, people especially, our leaders exhibit lack of wisdom, no knowledge and understanding. God said in his word…..that my people perish for lack of knowledge..
The notorious king of Egypt Pharaoh and his people perished in the Red sea because of lack of the fear of God. He thought God was a man and he paid dearly for it.
When a man disobeys God ,he is in a great problem, because if God is angry with someone, who can stop him? A sinner will perish in his sins if he fails to repent. Be as, even wiser than a serpent, in these end time to avoid been taken unawares. Worldly wisdom has failed, so seek God for the true wisdom.
Now indeed is the right time for you to follow after righteousness .Our leaders, most of them precisely, have sold their souls to the evil one. Mismanagement of funds, outright stealing in offices, God is the last thing in their thoughts. The interest of the common man is not in t heir agenda. Bribery and corruption everywhere. Who are these leaders working for? It is the devil of course.
Whoever does this is on Satan’s side. God has said in his word, 1st Corinthians 14..40…Let all things be done decently and in order. Please take note of this, there is no way an ungodly person can do things decently without appreciating the very God that created him. Talking about our spiritual leaders, that is something else altogether. May the good lord help us. We need to truly desire Master Jesus.
Practicing righteousness starts from genuine repentance….that is having godly sorrow about our sinful lifestyle and the need to reunite with our God through our lord and master Jesus Christ and deciding henceforth not to continue in sin anymore. Some people have the negative conception that they can continue in sin and always go back to their priests and pastors for endless confessions.
That is not genuine repentance. Genuine repentance which leads to genuine righteousness gives birth to the fruits of the spirit. In Galatians 5 (22-25)..But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness faithfulness, gentleness and self control, against such there is no law. Those who belong to Christ have crucified their sinful nature with its passions and desires.
Since we live by the spirit, let us also walk by the spirit. So you can now see what walking in the part of righteousness entails, but if we are still walking in the flesh and claim to serve God, then, we are out of the way.. The fruits of the flesh as told in Galatians 5 (19-21)…says, The act of the sinful nature are obvious, sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery, idolatry and witchcraft, hatred, discord, jealousy ,fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness ,orgies and the like. I warn you as I did before, that those who do such will not inherit the kingdom of God. Jesus alone is the way out.
Those obeying the commandments of Satan will be destroyed on the last day and the most unfortunate thing is that Satan won’t be able to save them because, he too will not escape punishment. Beloved, come back to God, he is ever willing to accept you, to forgive you and to empower you to overcome sin. It is well with you if you return now. Thanks and remain blessed.
PASTOR ENOCH AWASA IBURENE
THE TRUTH MINISTRY, LAGOS, NIGERIA.
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