10 THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS THIS SEASON

This Season, students are being tested of how much they assimilated during the course of the semester. This aspect of schooling cannot be wished away. EXAMINATION will take place before PROMOTION can come.
Joseph wrote examinations. His success in such quests eventually took him to the height he reached.

The Examinations tested his patience, perseverance and even his masculinity however he came out successful scoring the maximum 5.0 CGPA. Oh, I cherish this God-kind of Good success.

It never came on a platter of Gold. It was out of sheer determination and implicit confidence in God. At the point his masculinity was to be tried (Gen 39:7), it was a clear cut chance. However, he refused to budge. When this season offers a leeway to passing examinations through the backdoor, never forget to vehemently refuse.

Being DIFFERENT from the rest does not come without a price. The world will hate, curse and try to
lure. It takes a heart like Daniel to overcome. Hear Him: “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat…” What meat are you feasting on right now?

What are you sold out to? Where is your heart? This season when crash readings take place, do we still dedicate such a time to study the Scriptures? They were regarded as being more ‘NOBLE than the Thessalonica’. Why? “They received the word with all readiness of mind and searched the scriptures daily.” (Acts 17:11).

What we know and have heard will be tested this season. The teaching given to the three Hebrew Men didn’t get tested until in a strange land. Yet they refused to budge. The fear of being called an OUTCAST often lead some to blending with the world.

However what communion has light with darkness? (2Cor 6:14). Remember that FRIENDSHIP with the world is ENMITY with God.

During this season and other times, NEVER forget this :
“The proof that we love God comes when we keep his commandments and they are not at all troublesome.
“Every God-begotten person conquers the world’s ways. The power that brings the world to its knees is our faith.
“ The person who wins out over the world’s ways is simply the one who believes Jesus is the Son of God.” (1 John 5:3-5).

#DareToBeDifferent

Shalom!

Your Brother,
Kelechi AMAKOH
KOA

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Don’t Budge

“… If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O King.

“But if not, be it known unto thee, O King, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou has set up.” The Three Jews Dan. 3:17-18

Who dares talk to a king like that with such temerity? In the local parlance, the Jews would have been said to have ‘enough liver’ to stand up to the king of the Gentiles. They stood bold without shifting grounds.
Their faith was questioned. They were tried, threatened and temped to budge. If they had given in, it might have just been the status quo.

However, these men were not satisfied with the status quo. They never gave thought to the order of the status quo.

What they were after was doing that that which pleases the FATHER. No matter the situation, their resilience was VISIBLE. Oh! Jesus… I desire to be part of the generation who will stand for the TRUTH no matter the cost.

I want to be part of the generation that will be BOLD to oppose the world’s status quo always. After their statement, the King was full of fury yet these men of FAITH didn’t budge. Lord Jesus!

The world will continually be at disagreement with the children of light. They will always want to threaten God’s elect.

The game plan is for them to intimidate and win as many to their camp. The Lord requires we Dare to be Different as we refuse to budge to the antics of the world.

How well do we ensure this? Or are we not quick to succumb to enticements of the world. Don’t we budge to outsourcing our project and assignments? We shiver at mere threats issued by our lecturers without any FAITH reply.

Our Lord requires we do not give in (Genesis 39:9). He requires we put our implicit TRUST in Him.

Will you budge during the cause of this season when faced with difficult questions in the examination hall?

This is a season even as students when our FAITH will be severely TESTED just as the Jews.
What counts is NOT BUDGING.

More Notes!

Mothers!

Happy belated Mothers’ Day to Mothers of Virtue.

They are RARE GEMS. Last Sunday, May 10 was marked as Mothers’ Day. Come to think of it- How many Mothers’ Day do we have in a Year? Just Saying…

Good Success!

It is no longer news that the first semester examination starts tomorrow.

Good success shall serenade every FOJ.

During this examination, every FOJ is only permitted to write in good health, peace of mind and superfluity of divine thoughts.

“I have more understanding than all my teachers:” (Psalm 119:99a)

Excellence is the bread of God’s Children. Hence no one is permitted to lose out.

Happy Examination.

Write in Grace.

Shalom!

Your Brother,
Kelechi AMAKOH
KOA

Outstanding Champion

The most anticipated boxing bout tagged the ‘Fight of the Century’ came alive on May 2 with two tough contenders for the ultimate price.
It was a fight to finish between the Philippines congress man, Manny Pacquiao and American boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr. This particular fight had been anticipated by the public since 2009. However due to disagreements between the contenders it was never to be. In the end, 38-year-old American, Floyd Mayweather Jr. won the bout.

Since then, the world has not stopped analyzing the match. This Month of May, the word unto God’s people requires we stand out from the crowd of spectators and competitors. Mayweather’s champion status was not to be until the bold step taken to outdo his major rival.

An Outstanding Champion status is only confirmed on those whose characteristics carry the extraordinary. “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” (2 Cor. 6:17).
What then still makes this separation process lacking in our pilgrim’s journey? Why do we still enjoy partaking in the portion of this world? Hear this: “I have given them thy word and the world hath hated them because they are not of the world even as I am not of the world. “(John 17:14)

Our entrance into DIVINE FATHERHOOD (2 Cor 6:18) where Fellowship with the Father is unlimited is situated in the Separation Process. This process is not found wanting in the lives of outstanding champions having a swell time in God’s presence.

Do you still desire to remain at a spot turning in circles as regards your walk with God? You should not be comfortable in combining both serving God and the world (mammon). “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Matt. 6:24). If Daniel could be outstanding even in a strange land, who says you can’t go through the university and world unscathed?

Joseph was in a strange land. He was stuffed with the juicy position that could ever be imaged. His name was changed to Zaphnath-paaneah (Gen 41:45). A beautiful heartthrob named Asenath was bestowed unto him.

Yet, he remained Outstanding. He purposed never to be soiled. Have you let the children of this world to soil your integrity and faith? Have you let the world water down your dignity and worth?
Definitely A NEW DAWN IS HERE! You CAN be DIFFERENT from the lot. So therefore: “ Let us live soberly, righteously and godly, in this present world” (Tit. 2:12b).

One More Note
MAY 10,2015

Happy Mothers’ Day to all Mothers.

Happy Mothers’ Day to my SPECIAL MOM

You are a RARE GEM.

Your Brother,
Kelechi AMAKOH
KOA

A Christian’s Anchor 2

There is nothing we have that has not been given to us by God. Any attainment reached by an unbeliever cannot be the hope of believers. Why do you struggle to make an inheritance out of that which is not an anchor for Christians?

Why do you need to cut corners in order to make gains of pecuniary value? The Christian life is laced with non-conformity with the world (Rom. 12:2) and constant hunger and thirst to know the Father better (Matt. 5:6). However, this is not to be so. As Christians of today desire to own the ephemeral and smoke screened pleasures of the earth.

Even in the examination hall, Christians are always at the forefront of compromising. The mad rush to amass the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 becomes a maddening chase at the expense of the CHRISTIAN MANDATE.

Dear reader, where does you anchor lie? Don’t get this wrong. While we are here on earth, it is not expected of us to be useless. We are expected to dominate here on earth and reign with Father in His kingdom to come.
Joseph! He is a perfect example of one who was not useless to his generation. As recorded in Genesis 41, he was a solution provider to the famine of the land yet he didn’t forget His inheritance unfaded. This gave him the courage to FLEE in Gen. 39.

How about David? He served his generation (Acts 13:36a) yet remained uncorrupted (v.36b). We are made meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. (Col 1:12)
Therefore, REJOICE in HOPE; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer (Rom 12:12). No matter the circumstance surrounding your existence, the hope before us is that which should stimulate love in our hearts.

There must be a daily desire to know Him better. Dwelling in His secret place is our lot. We must undermine this as it is necessary in stirring our hope in Him.
This lively HOPE which we are begotten to is that which holds the whole of our being. The anchor for our souls is situated in this HOPE.

Your Brother,

Kelechi AMAKOH