Inside out

There are two types of Christians: the carnal and the spiritual.

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I was listening to Pastor Chris Ohyakilhome yesterday talking about “Being Spiritually minded”. He explained how there are two kinds of Christians. The carnal(led and moved by their senses) and the spiritual (who are led from the Spirit-from the inside out) A carnal Christian is one who when he feels a headache he says” I have a headache” while a Spiritual one…who knows according to Isaiah 53:5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. that HE CAN NOT BE SICK and so they REFUSE to recognize the headache.

Same goes to a scenario where a carnal Christian says “I am broke” while the Spiritual says ” I am very rich” and to everyone else, they seem crazy you know….how can you say you are rich when your bank account says zero? see….God wants us Christians to live by faith and not by sight. Don’t let your feelings control you. Just because you “feel sick” it doesn’t mean that you are! The moment you say “I am sick, I have a headache” you get it!

Look at this…Romans 1:17For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith

I know someone right now might be reading this and wondering that I am crazy. A fanatic. I will tell you one thing for certain…if you allow yourself to live by your senses…that just because you feel sick you are actually sick, just because things are goung wrong in your life, you are defeated, just because your grandma had a certain disease that you believe is genetic….you will get it……my friend, you are a VICTIM. Choose to be a VICTOR!

Let me tell you…the the devil won’t one day say “Ooo poor Mary, she is really suffering…I should give her break”. It will never happen! Never Ever! You got to grab hold of the Wors and possess it! Keep speaking the Word of God over your life and REFUSE TO BE MOVED BY YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES!

This teaching brought to mind a time when I was watching the show “The Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” with my sister and I kept wondering…why are these people who clearly aren’t born again..living the life that I want to? flying from country from country..shopping till they drop lol…vacations are like a daily thing to them. Somewhere deep in my heart…I felt saddened

Yes. at that point I was thinking carnally…..I agree. But the point I wanna bring out is, how we shouldn’t envy the wicked. Don’t see celebrity X, Y or Z doing certain things and you wonder how come they seem to have their lives easy? while you go on tithing, and giving God your first fruits and what not…..Don’t give up! You have no idea the treasures you are heaping upon yourself! And the Word says, I john 5:11-12:And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12He that hath the Son hath life; [and] he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

I will leave it at that for now. Now anyone who isn’t born again….you have to receive Christ TODAY and TOMORROW. Being born again is so simple and yet so important. Once you get born again, you receive ETERNAL LIFE, the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God! TICKET TO HEAVEN, you become BORN INTO THE VICTORIOUS LIFE(no more being a victim)

Romans 10:9-11″ That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Say this after me:

“Dear Lord, I believe that you sent your son Jesus Christ to die for my sins. I believe that He dies and resurrected. Today, I accet you as the Lord and Savior of my life. I also invite the Holy Spirit into my heart. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

If you have said this prayer! You are now a NEW CREATION! Congratulations!

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The 7th Day of August 2012

I was silent. No excuses. No more “logical” explanations.My heart was longing for more…yearning…and in the nick of time, I would have it.

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They didn’t attack me as such, but at that moment in time, it was enough. After a lot of compelling information about why I shouldn’t be a catholic{taking into account all the un-bibilical practices found in it}. It was time.

The loudest of the group{sorry Gashungwa} asked me the question. Are you ready to be born again? I paused. The room was silent. My chest was exploding. Haha it seems dramatic, but if you had believed in something all your life and suddenly want to step out of the curtains that you stood behind, you would get what I’m trying to say. It’s like a crazy shy girl being asked to dye her hair orange, or moments before a guy tells the crush of his life how he has “loved” her since time immemorial, or how a woman who has hidden the truth from her hubby of 40 years of how one of her babies isn’t his…you get the drill?…it was crazy, scary, heart wrenching…it was all that.

So I took a moment. Stepped out into the night. I clutched onto the rosary that I had held so dear,the rosary that had been gifted to me by my grandmother and looked at the chewed cross at the end{I had a bad habit of chewing plastics and pencils}. I walked right next to the chapel, as the sound of the screaming girls in the hall faded in the background. The night was calm, yet evil in its own dark way. I looked up to the heavens. Prayed and for a moment…felt as if unseen eyes were watching me..lurking…and with that eerie feeling, I tossed the rosary away into the bushes and walked{half ran} back to the prayer room.

When I got back, the girls seemed shaken. You see, before I left the room we had gotten into intense prayer and one of the leaders had mentioned that they felt an ‘evil’ presence within the room..then almost immediately I had slept out of the room. Haha I later came to learn that they had thought that I {precious, saintly me} had been the evil presence in the room haha… I mean I had chosen the perfect time to walk out hadn’t I ?

With that, I told them I was ready. I received Christ in my life..alongside my dear sister Louis Chiku{shout out to you girl}. We later went to our dorms when our “party” was over but that eerie feeling still followed me deep into the night.

The next morning however…I felt joy untold! I was in my own bubble of happiness1 There has never been a day that I felt that Joy…it was exciting…refreshing…I felt renewed! reborn! Now, I can’t guarantee the same “feeling” for everyone who receives Christ because, this is a Spiritual rebirth…you can’t feel it physically, but there can be only one story teller so…

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On this day…7th of August 2012…I became born again..a New Creature…A different kind of species…Glory Hallelujah!!!!!!

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#01/30/2016

Enough is Enough

 

 

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By now a lot of you are thinking I’m gonna bad mouth them… No I won’t. Now…where was I ? Oh yes! Miss goody two shoes here had the work cut out for her and may I just say what a burden it was! You know, when you constantly think that it’s your work to “save”people and “correct” them..damn! It’s so hard because you know what? If they don’t have the Holy Spirit in them, who is able to correct them from the inside out, your work is null and void. You will spend your time hating on people and feeling good about yourself…and that, trust me, has no good in it.

Now, as deep as I was into my religion. I felt alone. I felt as though God was silent, as if every time I prayed, my prayers weren’t enough. I felt empty. No matter how many times I would pray the rosary, or go to mass, or do A,B,C I still didn’t feel as if I quite had the relationship with God. I remember how so many days I spent crying in the chapel, asking God to hear me and answer me…but still…He was silent,or at least I thought He was.

The most confusing time came when somebody distributed some booklets of a Mexican girl *Angelica who had apparently ‘died’, went to heaven and hell and ‘came back to tell the world’ the truth about roman catholicism. No, Im not that easy that something like that would sway me,,,,haha but at that point in time, I was so lost,lonely and confused,(sorry,couldn’t get another ‘L’ word haha) that when I read that booklet,my faith was even shakier than ever.

So how did I get to convert you ask? it was around the time of confusion that I made an unexpected friend,,,unexpected because she was someone I never thought we could be compatible in a hundred years! haha so anyway this lady or chic as we used to say in my hay days lol…had recently gotten born again and was receiving quite the opposition from people coz….let’s just say people were used to the old her.

It so happened that on the day before we were closing school, we had this awesome beauty pageant and you know how these things are..no one wants to miss them! Well, we did. I didn’t want to be tempted to sing secular songs,and neither did she…and guess what? there were 9 other girls who felt the same! (mainly CU leaders)

So there we were in a room, i guess it was a reserved prayer room(damn! that place was the only one in the whole school where you could feel at home you know?) We gathered in that room, armed to the tooth with snacks from the school canteen: Nuvitas, milk, soda, bread…it was quite the party! A lot of these chics were people I knew,,,but didn’t interact with as such.

There we were..11 Form 4 Godly ladies…note. we were 11 the 12 was Jesus in our midst *smile*. I wish I had a photo of us…I would have put it here *sigh* . The day quickly flew by, with us chattering about everything under the sun! From God,to food, to boys, to our personal lives…wow! It’s quite amazing how this bond grew so quickly in a day!

Then came night. You know,,it’s funny how the night brings with it spooky stories huh? So anyway…I was the only catholic in the midst, and I guess this was bound to happen anyway. We had been talking on and on about so many things…and then came the creepy and disturbing stories about the catholic church, why they pray through Mary{when clearly 1 Timothy 2:3-6,emphasis on v.5 says

3For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; 4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time

Why they have statues of people in church when Exodus 20:3-4 says….Thou shalt have no other gods before me.4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Why did saint so and so die just after meeting Mary…

For the first time in 18 years. I had no answer for them. No defense. No excuse. No logical explanation…{to be continued}

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#01/30/2016

Right from the start

I was born it. However, I got out and now…

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I know by now you must be wondering what I’m talking about huh…don’t you worry…you will in a bit. For those who had been following me on my previous blog…I had been giving you details of my past..of how I came to be where I am now. Not that where I am is very far, but it definitely is somewhere.

See…I was born in a catholic family. Okay let me elaborate further. I was born in a Roman catholic family. Apparently, all christians are catholics since we are universal and share the same faith-the faith in one God who manifests Himself through the Trinity-The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Got it? I knew you would.

So anyway,I was born in a Roman catholic church,and up to date 98% of my family still is. Boy was I staunch! From saying the rosary, to going for mass,to going for the way of the cross(you know, the practice whereby you go round a certain area let’s say a football field, and go kneeling from stage to stage as a commemoration of what our Lord Jesus went through as He was going to be crucified), joined the youth choir…yeah I did it all.I loved it.

In school, I was known for being the “Holy Joe”..the term used for people who are considered “holier than though”, “miss goody two shoes”…haha but I loved it. I was on my way to nun hood,better yet Sainthood! I felt righteous, I mean, after doing all the things mentioned above, after being the one to make people say the rosary at home(never mind that I would doze myself silly in between), condemning people every now and then haha. I can imagine how annoying I must have been, walking to someone and telling them outrightly that what they were doing was wrong.

“Susan, you shouldn’t be eating bread in class. Its wrong”,”Joan, don’t drink water in class it’s wrong”…If you think this is primary school,you are so wrong. It was high school alright..I remember the many times I thought someone would one day beat me up,,or worse….let me not go there. Thank God I was in a good school. One of fairly good reputation. I felt that it was my task to tell them. I was the righteous one, and they…,the people that needed saving from sin.

People fondly called me “XYZZ” a name that I so quickly “dropped” after high school because,come on…no one wants their “childhood” name following them all their life, right? Haha i was famously known for something even greater than being “saintly” and that is…..dream on….you will never know lol….

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#01/28/2016

 

 

#BORN ANEW

Now it would be an injustice for me to preach and not do the most vital thing! If you have read these posts and you are not born again…,this is the time! There’s no tomorrow…what if Jesus comes tonight? what if…what if you die? where will you go? I can see you shaking your head…thinking you are too sinful to be saved but guess what?

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2nd Corinthians 5:21 says…”For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” God made His son to become sin itself! so that we may receive God’s righteousness! 

It’s therefore not your struggle anymore! when you receive Christ…you become a new creature! 2nd Corinthians 5:17 :Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. The old sinful nature in you is taken away! and you receive God’s nature! God’s own spirit!

You might be here thinking that “Ah, it’s not a must that I confess the Lord Jesus as my savior..Nowadays many Christians say it but their actions…” First let me tell you…they are them. You can not base your decisions based on other people.

Second, whosoever is born of God…and they do wrong things…that is because they have not put time to develop their inner man..therefore he starved,,therefore the love of God that should be so outwardly exposed through them is being strangled or has even become extinct!

I can go on and on about this topic but let’s look at this very vital story down here. I’m sure most of you are familiar with it.

1There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:2The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water(baptism) and of the Spirit(by receiving the Holy Spirit), he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

And the verse that puts the cherry on top is Romans 10:9-9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

And with that…say this prayer WITH YOUR MOUTH after me

” Dear Lord, I thank you for having sent your son Jesus Christ to die for my sins. I believe that He came,died for me and resurrected. I believe that He went to heaven and will come back to judge the world. This day, I invite him into my heart to be the Lord and Savior of my life. I also invite the Holy Spirit to come and make abode in me. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.”

Woo! if you have said this prayer…you are now born again! Congratulations! This is the best decision of your life! Inbox me using the following links! I love you and God loves you even more! Heaven rejoices with you!

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In the Beginning…{part 2 }

At this point my head was getting more and more dizzy…I kept shaking my head and thought I was going to be mad-for real.

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How could it be that the Word was God and was still God? So where did God come from?? Did he just appear from space? If you actually deeply think about…think right now..HOW you exist, the fact that YOU exist…it’s mind boggling… That’s why I prefer to stick to this first chapter of John 1. Let’s carry on…

John 1:4-9: 4In him(the WORD) was life; and the life was the light of men.5the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.7The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.8He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”

You remember how people thought that John the baptist was the Messiah? well…he wasn’t. He was the one to prepare the way for the TRUE LIGTHT of men. He would baptize with FIRE(The Holy Spirit) unlike John who baptized with water only.

This is where it gets even more interesting!

10He was in the world(who?-the LIGHT-THE WORD), and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. The reason for this was due to the broken relationship between God and man.

11He came unto his own(Jews), and his own received him not.

12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. Legebayee! Did you see that? As many as received (or will receive) this LIGHT this WORD to them will He give the power to become the SONS OF GOD! Wuu! Let me not divert from the topic but…I bet you are already sizzling like I am! 

13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten(born) of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Ush! Now this was the very direction of my teaching today. This WORD which is/was THE LIGHT which was there during creation….became flesh! If I were you I would start pacing the room right now!

This WORD which was the CREATOR which was WITH GOD which WAS God BECAME FLESH! How? by being born through a woman(Mary) Look at the verse 13 what it says. anyone who is born of the will of flesh(sex) is flesh right? that’s how human beings come to be! but now this is different… The WORD became flesh yes(wore the body) but now this WORD wasn’t born via the will of flesh(sex) but of GOD!

This WORD/JESUS/GOD was born of the SPIRIT! since the birth was due to the power of the Holy Spirit coming over Mary. Ush! Meaning this was NO ORDINARY man! kayaa! This man had Divinity IN HIM! God dwelt in Him! and now this very DIVINITY dwells in each BORN AGAIN Christian! Ush!( Again….let me not divert…that’s a teaching for another day)

I hope now…that after the head spinning questions you had at the beginning..that now..now you understand how the world was made..that you have understood that Jesus is God, and No, God has NO WIFE His son was born via the power of His Holy Spirit…u-la-la isn’t the Word sweet?

 

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# 01/25/2016

#In the Beginning {part 1}

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This is the last time..I promise. I will keep my password in my heart of hearts!

“In the beginning..was the Word, and the Word was God, and the Word was with God…and the Word was God.(2)The same was in the beginning with God(3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” John 1:1-3

These ought to be the most mind boggling verses in the Bible! I once thought about it…when I was a form three student in class listening to my History teacher going on and on and on about politics and what not…but there…in that moment I sat. I Njeri Kariuki sat in class and tried to comprehend this verse.

Okay let’s take this trip together shall we? OK. try not to get a headache. In the beginning,was the Word..okay imagine a blank space right now..uh-huh..close your eyes and imagine the blank dark space you always see when your eyes are closed( leave the red jiggly things alone) enhe, you there?

Now imagine the word “WORD” floating in the air up and about..just floating like a balloon would. Now…we are told and the Word WAS God! Eureka! we are getting somewhere..and the WORD WAS WITH GOD! Enhe,,so in a way it makes the WORD and God two separate entities but one and the same thing..you see? Like how in Biology we would be told of how a mother cell would  divide after mitosis and meiosis to form two daughter cells…(yeah..I am very learned ahem)

So this WORD which was God now suddenly had a partner-THE WORD.(ikr? shake your head slightly…kidogo tu..we are getting there)…this same WORD which was WITH God…was God! ligabayee!

We are then told in verse 3 that there is nothing which was made,that wasn’t made by Him…that is, there is absolutely NOTHING in this world that we see that wasn’t made by THIS WORD! The trees, waters, animals, us,,,NOTHING that is here now wasn’t made by God who is also The WORD.

#If you have reached this point..it means you are so tuned in! Part 2 coming up shortly!

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#01/23/2016

 

Your faith…uplifted!