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IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE By Pastor E.A Adeboye

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In my fathers house

 

John 14:1-3:

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God,

believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions. if it were not

so, I Would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again,

and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also.”

 

When Jesus Christ was talking to us about His Father’s house, He said there are many mansions there The best fellow to tell you about a man’s house is the son. Jesus said in John 14:6 that he Way, the Truth, and the Life The One who is the Truth can never lie so we know that whatever He tells us must be true Now He said in His Father’s house, there are many mansions.

The scene in Heaven is extremely beautiful, that even the street there is of gold In other words, the best gold you may say you have is ordinary dust over there. When Paul was caught to the third heavens and he saw the glory of the Father’s house, he said what he saw there was very difficult for any man to describe. He said because of what he saw, nothing could separate him from the love of God.

 

Your best friend, the Lord Jesus Christ, said for you to enter into that place, it is better that you cut your right hand if it is going to hinder you. He said if your right eye is going to cause you to miss that place, pluck it out and throw it away.

 

Now because the place is so beautiful, God said in Isaiah 35:8 that He will not allow any unclean thing to enter there to spoil the beauty. That is why the Bible says in Ephesians 5:27 that anyone who is going to be part of the Bride of Christ must be without spots, without wrinkles and without any blemish.

Now, I know people will be telling you it is impossible to be perfect. The next time you hear that, say, “Get thee behind me Satan,” because the word of God says be therefore perfect even as your heavenly Father is perfect. It can be agreed that you might not be able to do it on your own, but thank God for the Holy Spirit. If you call upon Him to help you, He will help you.

However, if you think that you are going to Heaven and there is only one blemish in your life, I am sorry you will not go. If you rob God, you will not go. You do not pay your tithe and you say you are going to Heaven. Who i deceiving whom? Even robbers on earth that are stealing on the highways know that they are not going to Heaven

Why must Jesus Christ go and prepare a place, when there are many mansions? There are many mansions but they are not for every Tom, Dick, and Harry. In Heaven. everything is reserved. Every mansion has a name on it. Every seat around the table of the wedding of the Lamb has a name on it. There is another important thing you need to do, if you want to go to Heaven. You must live holy. That goes without saying. The Bible says without holiness, no man

shall see God. If somebody should tell you that it is not possible to live holy, that fellow is saying it is impossible to go to Heaven.

Apart from living holy, you must be a soul winner. Why? Jesus Christ said in John 15:1-2:

 

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh

away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it,

 that it may bring forth more fruit.”

Whenever you find somebody who backslides and can not be restored, finds out very well, he has not been a soul winner because if God tears somebody away, who is going to bring the fellow back? That is why you must decide right now, not only to live holy but to begin to win souls on a daily basis. Holiness without soul-winning will lead you straight to hell because anyone who is not bearing fruit, God would tear away.

This brings us to one crucial point. In Heaven, there are many mansions and the names of the owners are written in the Book of Life. From time to time, the angels go round and wipe away some names and put others there. You can read it in Revelations 22:19:

“And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy,

God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city,

and from the things which are written in this book.”

 

In fact, years ago, when Israel offended God and God said He was going to destroy them and Moses began to intercede, finally Moses said, “Lord if you will not forgive them, take my name away from your book.” God refused because it is those who offend that would be punished. The mere fact that your place is reserved means you have to do something serious to make sure the reservation is not canceled. In Revelation 3:11, the Bible says:

“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.”

There is a possibility that if you are careless, somebody may take your crown. I pray that nobody will take your crown.

The choice is yours. Do you want to be in that great mansion up there? Are you going to allow anything in this world to rob you of what is there? Jesus Christ said what does it profit a man if he should gain the whole world and lose his own soul? He said what can any man give in exchange for his soul?

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Is Masturbation A Sin? What Does The Bible Says About Masturbation

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IS MASTURBATION A SIN?

The world is facing a lot of problems today, problems that seem unsolvable. But some of these problems also look absurd, both to the eyes and to the ears.

One of these problems is Masturbation.

 

What is masturbation?

Masturbation, or self-pleasuring, is touching and rubbing parts of your body for sexual pleasure.

Basically, masturbation is just about self-pleasure for sexual purposes.

So, the main question now is….is Is it wrong or right?

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Is masturbation a sin?

Before looking at the biblical aspect of this, let’s see this logically.

  • If masturbating was just to relieve sexual urges, then why have sex….when you can do it yourself?
  • If sex is available why do you do it yourself when you can have someone do it for you?

You might not be able to answer those questions without thinking deeply.

So, is it right or wrong? …. Before you continue reading ponder on those questions, then state your views in the comment zone

Now let’s get to the main question

Is masturbation a sin?

Since this question is bible related, let’s see what the bible says about masturbation.

Now the bible did not outrightly speak about masturbation, but the bible did speak on something that covers it….

What does the Bible says about masturbation

1Thess.4.3 – For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

1Thess.4.4 – That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor;

  • Now, look closely, the bible said abstain, and also referred to Masturbation as Fornication.

Let’s see another part of the bible

Col.3.5 – Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

  • Here the bible talks about it as idolatry!

1Cor.6.18 – Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body, but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

  • Now the bible see it as a sin against your own body

This clearly states that masturbation is a sin. The bible also refers to it as “Works of the flesh” (Galatians 5:19).

 

Generally, the works of the flesh can be seen as tools of the devil, so basically Masturbation is a tool of the devil. This is one of the things the devil uses to draw people to himself and still give you reasons why it is right for you to do it. This is why people see it as a norm and make them come to the conclusion that there is nothing wrong. But looking at it closely, both logically and spiritually, it does not make any sense.

Now, what is the real meaning of masturbation?

Before getting to the meaning, let’s see a few facts to this, just to prove that this is a sin and one should abstain from it.

 

  • Masturbation causes depression, loneliness, and lowliness: This is mainly because one can’t come out with it, it’s not something the society approves. So one just finds solace in Masturbation, even though one Is tired of doing it, coming out with it would be quite hard because of the stigmatization one might face, therefore, making one think nobody understands him and he becomes sad. Biblically, this is seen as slavery (John 8:34)

 

  • Masturbation has the tendency to Man whore…such as male prostitutes, pedophiles, rapists, etc. A good example could be seen In 2 Samuel vs 13. Amnon had always wanted to take his sister to bed, so he devised a plan, just because he couldn’t control his sexual urge he was known as a rapist!

 

  • Most people would always advise that frequent socializing would help get rid of masturbation….Lol, that’s just part of the solution process, if something is done in private then it must end in private, so if masturbating is done in private it must end in private. This can be done by daily reading and meditating on the word of God….in private!

 

  • As earlier stated, Masturbation is a tool of the devil, that he uses to draw people to himself so they would not make heaven.

 

Now with these few facts what is masturbation?

Masturbation is a spirit that enters into the body through the emotions as a feeling of sexual urge (i.e, when one is “h0rny”) that you can’t resist, making one to sexually pleasure yourself. Basically, masturbation is a spirit

 

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, Yes, masturbation is a sin. You don’t just sin against God but you also sin against yourself. Masturbation reduces your self worth, your dignity and makes you look completely worthless in the sight of God. The bible refers to it as “works of the flesh” (Fornication, Idolatry). Your body is God’s temple. Don’t buy and sell in it!

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200+ Christian Quotes That Will Inspire and Encourage Your Faith

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Christian Quotes That Will Inspire and Encourage Your Faith

here’s a list of Christian quotes to inspire your everyday living and also encourage your faith. one way or the other, we need something to encourage or boost our Christian lives because the race is not an easy one. That you’re still standing in faith is simply because of the grace of God.

1.Except you are money, you can please everyone. So stop trying. If you really want to please everyone, go and make money and learn to be generous, because:

“Every person is a friend to one who gives gifts”-Proverbs 19:6

Money makes breaks the ice

2.The reason David was a man after God’s heart is that money and power did not change him. The way he danced for God as a shepherd is the way he danced for God as king (2 Sam 6:16). But some ‘humble’ people become tyrants when they hit pay dirt

3.Saul was so humble when he was broke, that he took instructions from Samuel. But when he saw wealth and power, he turned to a tyrant. The man shaking for you now may shake your confidence when he sees a small change. Broke humility is fake humility!

4.Scripture says wise people speak in a language everyone can understand. Cor 14:19 and 1 Cor 2:4.

When you take pride in only using big grammar to speak to others, you are neither wise nor intelligent. You are communicating your inferiority complex

5. Dear men

How many women did Christ give money? Did that make Him stingy? He gave to the poor. He gave to His disciples. He fed the multitude. Prove your generosity by helping the less privileged, not by helping entitled women you’re not married to

6. Everyone is not equal. Scripture doesn’t say that. There are hierarchies in heaven and Earth. It is not humility to stay at the bottom. Do your best to move up the pyramid. Moses was meek, yet he led Israel. Christ is humble, yet He is our Saviour

7. Dear men,

God made a “companion” (some translations say helper) for Adam-Gen 2:18. God never made a wife for Adam. It was Adam who chose to make his companion his wife-Gen 2:22-23. Don’t let anyone choose your wife, or they may ruin your life too

8. God gave us hands to lift ourselves up and give others a helping hand Sadly, many people prefer to use their own hands to pray for themselves and push others down. Don’t abuse your hands and expect God to bless them. Blessed are the hands that give

9. The worst thing you can do is to go to church, listen to a pastor and believe everything he says hook, line, and sinker. Trust him. Listen to him. But when you go home, read Scripture to VERIFY that everything he said is true. Trust but still verify

10. The fastest prayer answered in Scripture is the woman with the issue of blood. No shouting or drama. She didn’t even speak. She just said in her heart and God heard. God looks for volume in our faith, not our voice. Loud prayers impress men not God

11.You pray for God to bless you daily. But you wake daily. You can see. You slept in a bed. You have clothes. You ate. Yet you never thank God. Your problem is not a lack of blessings. It is ingratitude. THANK God more and your blessings will increase

12.Man’s rejection is God’s redirection. When you understand this, you will never be depressed by rejection. Joseph was rejected by his brothers. The rejection redirected him to promotion in Egypt. Don’t NO as rejection. See it as Next Opportunity!

13.The reason your life is unpleasant may be because you are like Lot’s wife. She looked back and became a pillar of salt. Focus on the present. Plan for the future. Your life is like a car. You‘ll have accidents if you look back while driving forward

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14. Christ spoke and common people understood him. Intelligence is the ability to communicate complex things with simple language. If you speak and half of the people who hear you don’t understand, it is you who are not intelligent, not your hearers!

15.Moses was an abandoned child, yet he ended up as a leader. Don’t let your background determine your future. It‘s called a background because it‘s in your back. If you focus on it, it will keep your back on the ground. Focus on your potential instead.

16.Are you sleepless? Then cast your burdens upon God and you will sleep. The reason you are not sleeping well is that you are not slipping your worries to the God who does not sleep and does not slip. Don’t be a slipper. Let God make you a sleeper.

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FOR ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST

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Philippians 1:21:

“For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

Since God has decided to set you apart, He has ordained that your life from now should be in Christ. Paul, a man ordained like you, said for him to live is Christ. How can you make your life to glorify Christ? How can Jesus get the best from your life? How can Christ be seen in your life? You need to bring about a determination now that you are ordained, chosen, set apart, and selected Christ for the purpose of His service.

Power has been put upon your life and that power will prosper as long as you remain under authority. As long as you obey instructions, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven. When you set your hand upon a thing, it shall prosper.

David for example, in 1 Samuel 16, was ordained and separated by God to be used. From the day the oil came upon his head and hands laid upon him, the scripture says that the Spirit of God came upon him. Whether you know it or not, the Spirit of God has come upon you for the purpose of using you and you will never fail. If you are going to live for Christ, there are things you must know. according to the scriptures. In Galatians 2:18-20, the Apostle Paul spoke about living for Christ in verse 20:

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

Paul was saying that since Christ died for him because of his former life of sin, unrighteousness, and failure, then he assumed that he was dead and therefore crucified the flesh. What will you do to live the life of Christ? You need determination. You must be determined by the anointing that came upon you. A divine ability has rested upon you and a quality has been invested into your life. It is by the anointing of the Holy Spirit, by the word of faith spoken into you, that life has entered into you. Power has entered into you. The ability has entered into you. You must allow this power to prosper. You must yield yourself so that this power can prosper. If you yield yourself to Him then the flesh will be dead.

Self-will has to die. What is self. It is that thing in you hat makes you proud. It may be your height, your beauty, the way you appear, the family you are born into, your position in life, your achievement in life, your wealth or your self-glory. Everything you see about yourself, which you are proud of, must give way.

Paul could not allow Jesus to live in him until he surrendered his pride. He said he wanted to know Jesus and the power of His resurrection, therefore the things that were glorious to him he counted as nothing. For those who have been ordained, there is a time Jesus will want to use you and your certificate may stand in the way. There are some of you that God has been calling into full-time work but you are looking at your exalted position in the office. Because of this reason, the glory of God cannot appear. Christ can not live through you until you let that office go

Moses had the throne of Egypt set before his eyes. He had been offered the crown of Egypt but he looked at it and he looked at the Hebrew slaves. He remembered the covenant of God and he preferred to be a slave so he rejected the crown of Egypt. Many years later, he received the anointing of the Holy Spirit and with this anointing, he defeated all the powers of Egypt. He would have become the Pharaoh temporarily and one day an anointed man of God would have conquered him. The position that is not allowing Christ to show forth in your life, one day, you will lose it and the glory will go to another person. Between the crown of Egypt and the anointing of the Holy Spirit, which is your choice? Paul had many things to give up. He went to the Barbarians and became like them That he may show them, Christ.

After Moses gave up the crown of Egypt, God gave him the crown of eternal life and the power of miracles, signs, and wonders like he had never given to any other person. Self must give way. There are some things God will never use you for until you humble yourself. You cannot know the greatness and the power of the glory of God until humble yourself. you

The flesh must be disciplined. Samson could not take his eyes off beautiful women. After David had conquered the whole world, Satan conquered him by sending a strange woman into his life. In spite of the wisdom of Solomon and the strength of his army, Satan sent an army of women to make his life foolish. Joseph rejected the offer of pleasure that the glory of God reserved may come up in his life. He’s refusing to yield to the pleasure landed him in jail but the great glory, the crown that was waiting for him, would not have come his way except he had gone to jail.

The temporary pleasure you receive now may deny you the eternal crown of the future but the troubles and hardship of the moment might bring you eternal glory. Joseph rejected the offer of free sex, landed in jail but came out wearing the crown of Egypt. Some men, because of possession and property, will not yield themselves to be used maximally by God. Saul could not keep his throne because of his love for possessions. He preferred to acquire property than to obey the mind of God. In contrast, Moses rejected all the offers of Egypt to receive the anointing. Abraham lost his relationship with his family to obey God. Jesus left so much in Heaven to come into a very deplorable situation on earth.

You must reckon yourself dead that Christ may be seen in you and you must rise up with Christ to live just the life of Christ. In fulfilling the pleasure of God, Paul said we are fools for Christ’s sake. It is a fool that somebody will slap on one side and he will turn the other side. It is a fool that will accept cheating and keep quiet. It is a fool that will see free sex and say no to it. It is a fool that will see easy, corrupt, and unclean way of making millions and billions and will say no. It is only a fool that will reject the crown of Egypt and identify with Hebrew slaves and be treated as a slave. All the fools for Christ’s sake will come up with greater power, glory, honor, and eternal life. Anybody who is not a fool for Christ will eventually be a fool for the devil. I prefer to be a fool for Christ than to be deceived by Satan.

Self-denial will help you to fast when you have abundant food at home. Self-denial will make you stand on your feet and pray through the night when you have a beautiful and comfortable bed to sleep on. Self-denial will make you to choose prayer meetings for pleasure meeting. If Christ must live His life in you, you must be willing to let go. If the anointing that has been put upon your life must prosper, then you must be willing to let go. There are some things that do not look sinful but they hinder the anointing. Elijah was a man of like-passion but he denied himself. Let Christ have His way in you that this anointing may prosper. If I live in Christ then when I die, I receive my eternal reward. The pleasure you give up will be paid back into your eternal account, with greater glory.

In the end, Moses was not a looser. He did not have the crown of Egypt but he had the crown of the Lord. Joseph did not accept the offer of pleasure in sin but he ended u wearing the crown of Egypt and ruled over those who sent him to jail. Samson could not refuse the offer of free sex and he ended up a blind anointed man and died before his time.

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