MAX JUKE was an atheist who married a godless woman. Some 560 descendants were traced, three hundred and ten died as paupers, 150 became criminals, seven of them murderers, 100 were known to be drunkards and more than half of the women were prostitutes. The descendants of Max Jukes cost the united state of American government more than $1.25million in 19th century dollars. JONATHAN EDWARDS was a contemporary of Max Jukes; He was a committed Christian who gave God first place in his life. He married a godly young lady,and some 1,394 descendants were traced. Two hundred and ninety-five graduated from college of whom thirteen became college presidents and 65 became professors. Three were elected as united state senators, three as state governors, and others were sent as ministries of foreign countries, 30 were judges, 100 were lawyers while one was the dean of an outstanding law school, 56 practiced as physicians and one was the dean of medical school. 75 became officers in the military, 100 were well known missionaries, preachers and prominent authors and another 80 held some public office of which 3 were mayors of large cities, one was comptroller of US treasury and another was the vice president of the united state. Not one of the descendants of the Edward family were a liability to the government. That is quite amazing, you said ! Here is the gospel, Jesus said “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten son of God-John 3:18”. Life without Christ is in shambles, lacks direction, full of confusion, in the state of dilemma, and living under eternal curse. But when you faithfully give or re-dedicate your life to Jesus, the result is ever glorious with relative peace in your heart, you will cease to continue to carry the burden of sin, now walking in freedom and translated into the kingdom of our lord Jesus christ. And that marks the beginning of great flows of all-round covenants of God in you and through your generations and life eternity! Jesus declared in John 14 verse 12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My father” Did you hear this, incredible! Praise God! You becomes light that illuminate and power that creates things that are glorious transcend through your entire generation. God bless you!-Dr G O Oyedepo.
At a time when the church has become a ground for entertainment, we need revival. At a time when a music minister competes and compares himself with secular musician, we need a revival. At a time when the altar of God is used for comedy, we need a revival. At a time when a successful minister of the Gospel is measured by how rich he is and not how much impact he is making, we need a revival. At a time, when passion for souls have been replaced with fashion parade in the church, we need a revival. At a time when motivational speaking has replaced biblical preaching, we need a revival. At a time when you really cannot differentiate between a daughter of Zion and an harlot, we need a revival. At a time when pastors kill each other for posting and higher position, we need a revival. At a time when modern preachers now tell us that JESUS is not coming soon, we need a revival. At a time when packaging and special effect has replaced the beauty of God’s glory, we need a revival. At a time when sexual sin is referred to as weakness and the grace of God is taken for granted, we need a revival. At a time when prophets prophecy using demonic powers as livelihood, we need a revival. At a time when the church does not know the difference between witchcraft spirit and the Holy Spirit, we need a revival. At a time when filling the seats in our place of worship has become a priority than raising disciples of Jesus, we need revival. At a time when sinners feel comfortable in our churches and saints feel no sense of urgency to preach the good news to the lost, we need revival. At a time when pastors are more concerned about how much money members give than how much the members truly love the LORD, we need revival. At a time when the word of God is scarce and the fire on the altar is going out, and the priests have become blind, the watchmen sleeping, and holiness is no longer our standard, we need a revival. We need a revival not a programs. We need a re-awakening of our souls and a new awareness of the power of God. We do not need another jamboree but true repentance coupled with a changed life. We do not need another noise, we need a shaking and a mighty rushing wind. We do not need another movement, we need a reformation. We need the Lord to come again and restore us unto himself. We need the Lord to open our eyes again that we may see Him. We want to see His Holiness again that we may see our depravity. We need a genuine outpouring of the Holy Spirit, we are tired of speaking in tongues and not living Christ-like. There is no other desire that we have than to hear again the same voice that spoke in the valley of dry bones to bring us back to life. Our nations are in darkness, yet we are the light. We cannot pretend anymore, we need to activate the power of holy ghost and he will re-awaken us. He will revive us again because we do not see our signs and wonders has done by the apostles of JESUS , there are only few JESUS prophets in churches, some are not even recognized. let us pray that God should have mercy upon us! And revive us again! Peace be unto you. Revival must hit the earth in this last day please be prepared! God bless you!
The end is HERE
I saw it again. This time more scary. The end-time is more than nigh. It will happen like a flash unexpected and time shall be no more for repentance.In my dream, it was as if God shut his ears.I saw multitude of people running into a church. But inside that church, screaming and shouting everywhere; people making utterances to heaven.Behold it was as if a strange spirit entered into some people more clearly, I remember seeing an old man who was beside me whom the said spirit entered into and as he let out a cry, he disappeared and few other people.At that point, I realized that the rapture has taken place.I cried the more.Immediately, the devil took over and started making mockery of the left over Christians.He had a register of everyone’s name…At this point, I woke up.The end is more than near.What breaks my heart the most is that many people in the church will not make it if Jesus comes now?Many are unaware that the end is near.Don’t tell me that it’s advancement in technology or development.If any area of your life is not in sync with God’s word – Repent and be converted.If you miss heaven you can never miss hell…think about it.Hell is not a pretty place, the worst part is that it is for eternity…Don’t keep this message and don’t get annoyed when you receive this just do the whole world a favor and keep broadcasting the Lord Jesus coming, you might save a lost of souls.Please rather than post and forward senseless messages. Send to everyone you know. Do the work of an evangelist.PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH ALL YOUR CONTACTS.Have you ever wondered what would have happened if we treat the Holy Bible the way we treat our mobile phone?And we really can’t live without it.Only 7% will re-send this message. Don’t be among the 93% who will not share the message. Satan said “I wonder how humans claim to Love God and disobey Him, and claim that they hate me yet they obey me” do not send later send now,tomorrow may be late,God bless you as you do so.!
Ignatius Theophorus was appointed by the Apostle Peter to succeed Eusebius as bishop of Antioch.
He was the first to speak of the Church as “catholic” meaning “universal”. Antioch is also noted as the place where the followers of Christ were first called Christian. Towards the end of his life, he was interrogated by the Emperor Trajan and asked, “Dost thou then carry within thee Him that was crucified by Pontius Pilate?” Ignatius replied “Truly so; for it is written, ‘ I will dwell in them, and walk in them’ Then Trojan pronounced his sentence, “We command that Ignatius, who affirms that he carries about within him ‘Him that was crucified’, be bound by soldiers, and carried to Rome, and there be devoured by the beast for the gratification of the people.” Ignatius was so excited and grateful to God who has counted him to died for the gospel of Christ.
The holy martyr re-affirmed his decision and said ” May nothing entice me till I happily make my way to Jesus Christ! Fire, cross, struggles with wild beasts, wrenching of bones, mangling of limbs – let them come to me, provided only I make my way to Jesus Christ” he then prayed for the Church while going home via bloodthirsty beasts. 30-117 AD.