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  • 10. Re: THE  MATURE  CHRISTIAN  IN  THE  BODY  OF  CHRIST.
    Ugo Olike Expert

    We are making progress indeed. Welldone to everyone who has been laying forth their thoughts!I was blessed undoubtedly!

     

    Now lets look at this closely- Pride in the heart of a believer can wreck so much havoc. The bible says that before honour is humility. We are indeed blessed, favoured, flavoured- we carry an aura of life unto life to some folks but to some others, its an aura of death. There are things that should not be found in the heart or mind of the believer. One of such is pride. The proud has God resisting him! God hates pride. In as much as we are possessors of eternal verities, we are enjoined to submit to one another, not in arrogance, or in complaints but in LOVE! So I ask myself if I am indeed a humble person? Do I have even if it might be an iota of pride lurking in my heart? Whats the definition of pride? How can I know if I am proud? Well, scriptures declare that the things that were written of the saints of old, were not written to fill in the  gaps, no, a thousand times no, but on the contrary they were written for our learning! Bless God! So I must maintain a perfect heart devoid of ill- will or grievances or complaints or any such thing. I must lay aside anything and everything that easily besets me, and receive with meekness the engrafted word that is able to save my soul! I must learn then from the lesson of King Saul- who had it all and lost it all! What a tragedy!!! I must uproot every form of bitterness and be a sweet soul, a joyful man or woman who can only think good of others, who can only look towards being a blessing to others lives and think of being a helping hand in the matters that concern others.

    Glory to God I know that if I lavishly sponsor unto faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness and love i will neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, thereby making progress. I can be that man , that woman who like Stephen, was described as one full of the Holy Ghost and faith, full of power!

    There is so much to be said of the one that is a new creation- he is a new species- the old way of doing things has been abnegated, abrogated and set aside halleluyah! He cannot hate because the love of God is in him; he cannot bear a grudge because he is too sweet, just too sweet to be that way. have we considered the heart of the Father? Have we considered that God does not have love to give? He is Love!!! Love personified! And as He is { sokibaya!}, so are we in this world! Our love should be without dissemulation; our love should continue! Oh for the thought of it - the glorious triumphant Church, the bride of Christ- you and I, lost in the labrynths and chasms of love- lost in Love's dimensions!!! Glory to God! The greatest of all three is Love!!!

    My life is for the glory of God!!! I am a love being of  a loving Father God! Glory!

  • 11. Re: THE  MATURE  CHRISTIAN  IN  THE  BODY  OF  CHRIST.
    Ugo Olike Expert

    Of Issue Two On Maturity-

     

    2. What is the perception we have of another believer?

     

    Saints of God, the time has come for us to know that we only have one common enemy-Satan. The Greek rendering for the devil is 'diabolos' which means 'slanderer, false accuser'. But thanks be unto God, that we have overcome him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of our testimony!

    For too long, he has accused our fellow brethren to us, slandering them in our minds, making us think if possible that no good can come out of a brother or sister; that your husband or wife is being unfaithful or doesnt love you anymore; that your pastor or a leader doesnt care about you, etc BUT SATAN IS A LIAR! HE IS A LYING WONDER!

    Are we aware that Zion is a place? Are we aware of our 'conversation' in the City? Are we aware of the general assembly and church of the Firstborn? Do we know that if we have ought against a brother or sister, that God has set up a modus operandi to resolve it in love? Are we aware that God has a Judiciary System?- Practical steps to  settle disputes and quarrels or do we just fly off the handle as it were?

    Saints, we are the ones that will judge this world...more comments please

  • 12. Re: THE  MATURE  CHRISTIAN  IN  THE  BODY  OF  CHRIST.
    Marcia Mayor Master

    And the servant of the Lord must not be quarrelsome (fighting

                    and contending). Instead, he must be kindly to everyone  and

                    mild-tempered [preserving the bond of peace]; he must be a skilled  and  suitable teacher, patient  and  forbearing  and  willing to suffer wrong. (2 Timothy 2:24 AMP) this is the scripture that comes to me about this! Meditating on this is good! We know who we are! I will add to this soon!

  • 13. Re: THE  MATURE  CHRISTIAN  IN  THE  BODY  OF  CHRIST.
    Ugo Olike Expert

    IN THE WORDS OF MY DEAR SISTER MARY-

     

     

    Saints of God, please don't just view, say something.
    I think this is a great discussion.  Lets hear from you
    Brother Richard, brother tatenda, brother hampton, sister chioneso, brother precious, sister marcia, sister norah, sister paulina and ce slough brethren
    lets keep the fire burning............
  • 14. Re: THE  MATURE  CHRISTIAN  IN  THE  BODY  OF  CHRIST.
    DR         RICHARD T MAKONI Master

    Was  busy  feeding  the  inner  man ,  I  promise  after  all  night  prayer  meeting  the  Holy  Ghost  will  just  put  everything  down  concerning  this  topic.  We  are  being  UPGRADED  BY  THE  WORD  OF  POWER  !!!!!!

  • 15. Re: THE  MATURE  CHRISTIAN  IN  THE  BODY  OF  CHRIST.
    Ugo Olike Expert

    Me too my brother. I need to look inwards heheheheeee...I have a meeting with the Father in the secret place...but I will be expecting your comments line upon line!

  • 16. Re: THE  MATURE  CHRISTIAN  IN  THE  BODY  OF  CHRIST.
    Mary Wachira, Slough, Zone 3, UK, ZE1 5 Star

    Sorry bro Ugo, we are coming in full swing, yookos is the place to be!!!!

  • 17. Re: THE  MATURE  CHRISTIAN  IN  THE  BODY  OF  CHRIST.
    Ugo Olike Expert

    heheheheee, yes o my dear  sister. yookos sure is the place to be. no more dulling! Am thinking about starting a blog on a very interesting subject-matter- Jesus spoke of it, the apostles did, in  fact its so sure to happen...heheheeheee...just before today ends watch out for it!

  • 18. Re: THE  MATURE  CHRISTIAN  IN  THE  BODY  OF  CHRIST.
    Mary Wachira, Slough, Zone 3, UK, ZE1 5 Star

    POINT 1: PERCEPTION OF SELF

     

    It is important how one sees themself because a christian who loves themself will find it easy to love others and love God and vice versa. A christian who respects self will also tend to only do the things which command respect for them and others.  It is therefore important to help our brethren to see themselves as God so that they can act in the way that God would propelled by the love they have for God

     

    More on this topic later!!!!!

     

    Feel free to add on 

  • 19. Re: THE  MATURE  CHRISTIAN  IN  THE  BODY  OF  CHRIST.
    Ugo Olike Expert

    Mary Mary! Your response has made me start singing that old song the saints sing-

     

    His banner over us is Love

    Yes, His Banner over us is Love

    He brought us into His Banqueting Hall

    And His Banner over us is Love

     

    Is Love!

    Is Love, Amen!

    And His banner over us is Love, Halleluyah

    He brought us into His Banqueting Hall

    And His Banner over us is Love!!!!

     

    Love is patient, Love is Kind, Love keeps no record of wrongs...God is Love and we are offsprings of His Love and Love Beings!