Dead To Sin

Excerpt from At Jesus Feet by Doug Batchelor pg 148, 149

When the pirate captains of old buried their treasure chests, to preserve the secret of the treasure’s location often they would kill the sailor who helped them dig the hole, saying, “Dead men tell no tales.”

It’s true that dead people do not talk, lie, or sin. It may sound like a paradox, but Christians cannot fully live until they first spiritually die.

Just as a corpse cannot be tempted because it can’t respond to temptation, so also Christians will be unresponsive to temptation if they are dead to sin.

Remember this “one-two-three” plan and say it aloud when you are tempted by Satan.
1. “No! I choose not to do this sin anymore.”
2. “Thank You, God, for the victory.”
3. “I’m dead to this sin.”

Grasp a copy of the book and read it through…It is inspiring and uplifting.

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What Would Jesus Do?

By Gideon Mutai

Today I was traveling in a matatu
And this unusually obese lady comes
She sits on two seats compressing me
Oblivious of the discomfort she is causing me
And am left asking myself what would Jesus do

Yesterday I was robbed, mocked and smitten
They did it without regard of my soon to be title
Or even my unmentionable background
All the same it beckons the same question
What would Jesus do?

The other day they accused me of stealing
And blamed me for their failure in exams
Because I never placed my answers in an exposing way
I lost them from the circle of friendship
All because of the same same question
What would Jesus do?

I don’t know what will happen tomorrow
It may be worse than before
It may not even come
But am pretty sure of one thing
One quiz will guide me all through
What would  Jesus do?

Magic of Love

By Gideon Mutai

Love is indeed humble as a dove

That made Him come from above

That made Him hung on the cross

To make me utterly free from dross

 

Love makes life complete

That I don’t need to repeat

People have died for the sake thereof

He from above and Valentine below

 

Valentine’s Day it has come to be

I know you may not come to agree

But it speaks of love volumes

Just seen by people wear costumes

 

History I may not be good at

But for someone put off your hat

And show love to the unlovable

Even those loving back not capable

 

Here is the conclusion of the matter

Your resources you may scatter

But love fail to portray its picture

And only end up with stricture

 

I would have loved to write another stanza

But I’ll run late for the extravaganza

Until next time take care of yourself

And your bad habits put on the shelf

Revival and Reformation

By Gideon Mutai

Health is the greatest treasure

God has given us without measure

It should be a source of pleasure

But we discard it in our leisure

 

We got to reform our ways

To make the initial fire ablaze

For we see nigh draws the end days

Though at times our passions betrays

 

Revival and reformation we need

In the five quintuplet years ’twas agreed

Showers of blessings we plead

Rem’ with prayer and fasting we’ll succeed

 

We pray daily for the latter rain

For Jesus made it all plain

That our labour will not be in vain

The kingdom of heaven we’ll gain

 

Humble Spirit and contrite heart

Is what you need for a start

The Lord’s Spirit will not depart

Only if you play your part

 

A long poem I’ll not write

With the Lord make your ways right

Incomparably, He’s great of might

And will take over your fight

 

Last word I will leave

Latter rain you’ll receive

That is if you believe

And in heavenly treasures remain naive

 

Always trust in God

A thing to do not odd

Remove that facade

And with me take a nod

Bible Trivia

1. Who is regarded as the most humble person in the Bible apart from Jesus? Numbers 12:3 2. 

2. Joseph died at the age of? 110 years

3. What is the oldest book in the OT to be written? Job (1446 &1406 BC)

4. What is the youngest book in the OT? Malachi -400 BC

5. Chapters in the Bible? 1189

6. Prison epistles? Colossians, Philippians, Ephesians and Philemon

7. Which two meals did Samson never took for breakfast?

8. “For I know that my redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth.” Job 19:25

9. In which plain was the Image of Gold set by Nebuchadnezzar? Dura (Dan 3:1)

10. Which kind of animal did not enter the Noah’s ark and was not killed by the floods?

11. “And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28

12. Which are the colours of Salvation and their representation depicted in construction of the earthly Sanctuary? Red-Jesus our Saviour Blue-Our Heavenly Jesus Purple-Christ our King White-Christ’s Righteousness

13. What is the name of the captain of the King’s guard who had gone out to kill the wise men of Babylon? Arioch; Daniel 2:14)

14. Read Matthew 17:21

15. What is the name of the wife Abraham took after Sarah died? Keturah; Gen 25:1)

16.  ​​​“God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a human being, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it happen?” Numbers 23:19

17. Which two women have their names written amongst the people of Faith? Sarah (Heb 11:11); Rahab (Heb 11:35)

18. How many times did the Israelites go round the walls of Jericho before it was brought down?  13 times

19. What are the names of Jacob’s sons not borne of Leah and Rachael? Dan, Naphtali, Gad and Asher; Gen 35:25-26

20. What was the name of Saul’s wife? Ahinoam; 1 Sam 14:50