24.10.2021 meditations.

*Adapted from Pastor Gero’s daily devotionals: word for word.*

*SPECTATORS OR PARTICIPANTS*

Premier league is back, I hear, everyone is cheering some team. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man U and the rest…. some guys can’t wait to get home or go somewhere to watch the matches and give their support to their team/s of choice. But you know what, most of us are good admirers, spectators or even fans, watching the action from the comfort of our living rooms or some restaurant while sipping a drink.

The story is quite different for the participants in the pitch! The pain and agony of the training, the tension of the moment, the injuries, past failures, the strenuous expectations and the stiff competition before the joy of finally winning is something most admirers and spectators know nothing about and may be don’t care about!

In God’s service, there are many different callings, but no one is called to be a spectator. We are all called to participate and if possible to imitate!

Spectators pay at the gate. They have read their subject until they’re self- declared experts. They clap, cheer, complain and even at times give comments. They view the victory celebrations from the comfortable terraces or their television sets. But there’s seldom sweat on their brow. They know nothing about bruises and aching muscles. They are foreigners to the thrill of personal achievement, the exhilaration of record-breaking performances, the satisfaction of a job well done.

Unknown to themselves, some of the spectators could be potential champions pouring their lives away or non-achievers who love their bed more than success.

There’s a world of difference between these couch admirers and real players on the bench. Players kept in reserve are red hot in a non enthusiastic world. They don’t flinch at pain. They have toughened their minds and hardened their bodies; drilled to spring into action the instant they are needed or beckoned by the Coach. They are champions in the making.

Are you a participant or a spectator or even an admirer in Gods kingdom?

Are you playing your position or fulfilling your assignment faithfully however ‘big’ or ‘small’ it is?

Or you are amongst the many christian admirers who cheer from the sidelines of comfort but never challenged enough to join the actual race or the fight?

Do you enjoy testimonies of great achievers in ministry, elated by stories of Christians with exceptional prayer lives, great missionary involvement, great faith, great kingdom commitment and great sacrifices but you are never inspired enough to participate? You just spectate and cheer from a far but never imitate or join?

Do you just enjoy being part of already established great ministries or famous movements with great achievements and fame, but would avoid at all the cost of being part of Gods start- ups where a lot of sacrifice and high costs are to be paid?

God’s kingdom requires either players / participants in the actual competition or reserves on the bench trained, ready and eager to join the field whenever requested…. but not admirers and spectators!

Anyone can slip into Christ’s embrace and be carried to startling conquests, but when the call comes, knees begin to quake. The weakest saint who dares follow Christ will excel; the strongest who stays behind will be crushed.

May you turn from a spectator to a participant! Christ requires imitators but not admirers! As you join the rest of the brethren in corporate worship this morning, be a participant and not a spectator!

Blessed Sunday!

He is coming, My Lord Jesus Christ is coming. Time for revival is now, and revival starts with an amended lifestyle.

#Abba, send the latter rain.
#Abba, send the latter revival.
#Abba, make us your remnants.
#Abba, Father, fill this house with your glory.

Blessings Galore.
Zachary G. Njuguna.
Blest To Be a Blessing (BTBB)
What would Jesus Do (WWJD)

24.10.2021 meditations.

23. 10. 2021 meditations.

*A word for word adaptation of Pastor Jon Curson’s daily devotionals.*

October 21
I beseech thee for my son Onesimus whom I have begotten in my bonds …

Philemon 10

While he was chained to a Roman guard, Paul came into contact with a man named Onesimus who was a fugitive in the city of Rome, a runaway slave who had stolen goods from his master. It is possible that Paul somehow bumped into Onesimus in the marketplace and began to dialogue with him. It is also possible that Onesimus was apprehended and chained to the same guard as Paul. We are not exactly sure how the paths of Onesimus and Paul crossed, but cross they did.

Onesimus found there is no freedom in freedom itself, for although he was free from his master, he was still a slave to his own conscience, to his own sin. But Onesimus was to discover that although there is slavery in freedom — there is also freedom in slavery.

How?

Jesus calls all who are weary and heavy laden to voluntarily, willingly take His yoke upon them. And all who do, find freedom in their labor for Him. That’s why Paul said, ‘I am a bondslave’ — a slave by choice (Romans 1:1). Marriage proves this point, for it is, in a sense, slavery. And it can either be glorious or miserable, depending on with whom you are linked!

The question in this life is not whether or not you’re yoked, but to Whom are you yoked? If we are yoked to Jesus, we are yoked to the quintessentially excellent Master, to the One Who loves us so much, to the One Who’s so good for us, and so good to us.

He is coming, My Lord Jesus Christ is coming. Time for revival is now, and revival starts with an amended lifestyle.

#Abba, send the latter rain.
#Abba, send the latter revival.
#Abba, make us your remnants.
#Abba, Father, fill this house with your glory.

Blessings Galore.
Zachary G. Njuguna.
Blest To Be a Blessing (BTBB)
What would Jesus Do (WWJD)

23. 10. 2021 meditations.

21.10. 2021 meditations.

*A word for word adaptation of Pastor Curson’s daily devotionals.*

October 20
I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints …

Philemon 4-5

There’s lots of talk today about preventive medicine — keeping people healthy rather than merely taking care of them when they’re sick. Paul here models not preventive medicine, but preventive ministry when he says to Philemon, ‘Hearing that your family’s walking with the Lord and that there’s a church in your house causes me to pray for you constantly.’

We generally only pray for people when we hear they’re sick or struggling, going through tough trials or facing hard times. And pray we must. But in addition to that, I suggest we pray like Paul. I suggest we pray for those who are doing well that they might do even better.

It’s when the enemy sees people doing well that he decides to launch an attack against them. Why? He knows he’s lost their souls, but if he can pull them down in depression or discouragement, he knows they’ll be unable to impact others whose souls he’s not yet lost. Satan doesn’t spend his time on the lost. You will never read in the New Testament where Satan himself is warring against an unbeliever. He saves himself totally and exclusively for those who are in Christ, for those who are walking with God. In every instance where you see Satan in the New Testament, you will always see him coming against believers in order to minimize their effectiveness for the Kingdom.

This makes it all the more important for us to pray for those doing well, for they are sure targets of the enemy.

He is coming, My Lord Jesus Christ is coming. Time for revival is now, and revival starts with an amended lifestyle.

#Abba, send the latter rain.
#Abba, send the latter revival.
#Abba, make us your remnants.
#Abba, Father, fill this house with your glory.

Blessings Galore.
Zachary G. Njuguna.
Blest To Be a Blessing (BTBB)
What would Jesus Do (WWJD)

21.10. 2021 meditations.

20th October 2021 meditations.

*Adapted from Pastor Gero’s daily devotionals, 20th October 2021.*

*BEWARE! THE BUS TO HELL HAS MAJOR PICKUP STAGES IN SOME CHURCHES*

This message shared three years ago, still has some scary but liberating truth that I personally need. Join me as I preach to myself;

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I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold -I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Rev 3:15-16
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Lukewarm Christians can be dangerously argumentative, spiritually hardened and less likely to repent because they rarely see their wrong. The non – Christians are more likely to receive help from God than the lukewarm Christians, because the lukewarm ones still will argue, debate, feel entitled even in their sinful lifestyles as they quote scriptures and proclaim their versions of grace.

In the same manner, if you stand up and talk plainly to cold and very sleepy churches on their bad state, they are more likely to repent than the lukewarm churches which will still think of themselves as models of modern spiritual growth, diligence and success.

If you are in a lukewarm church, you are more likely to develop an unrepentant, argumentative and hardened heart which will eventually lead you to destruction. Or you may just develop a warm, feel – good spirit averse to deep and true repentance. You may think you are on the right track, when you are actually far and deeply lost.

Lukewarmness has an effect of making you feel comfortable when things are actually very bad! Lukewarm environments make you feel alright, appealing to your desires and never disturbing your comforts. Lukewarm churches are designed to simply make you ‘feel good’ and comfortable, having some false sense of spirituality while dragging you to the pits of destruction, albeit warmly.

Men are less likely to repent when they are comfortably settled in the middle, somewhere between hot and cold, than if they were in the worst extremes of sin. If they were like Saul of Tarsus, known enemies of God, they might be easily and fully converted; but if, like Gamaliel, they are neither fully opposed nor favouring, they will probably remain as they are till they die, and that is a dangerous position.

“The gospel converts a sincerely superstitious Luther, but Erasmus, with his pliant spirit, flippant, and full of levity, remains unmoved. There is more hope of warning the cold than the lukewarm.” C.H. Spurgeon.

When churches get into the condition of half-hearted faith, tolerating the gospel on one hand, but having a sweet tooth for error, sin and worldliness, they do far more danger to their age than downright heretics.

“Five thousand members of a church all lukewarm will be five thousand impediments, but a dozen earnest, passionate spirits, determined that Christ shall be glorified and souls won, must be more than conquerors; in their very weakness and fewness will reside capacities for being the more largely blessed of God. Better nothing than lukewarmness.” I again agree with Spurgeon.

Alas, this state of lukewarmness is so congenial with human nature that it is hard to fetch men from it. Cold makes us shiver, and great heat causes us pain, but a tepid, warm bath is comfort itself. Such a temperature suits human nature.

This explains why there will be lots of ‘surprises’ both in heaven and in hell. Are you always attending church to get some comfortable warm birth that gives you a false impression of spirituality? Or is your Church known for lifeless cold birth that is obviously out of touch with spiritual life? Or do you always get the hot birth that burns you, gets you disturbed and forces you to spiritual vigour?

BUT there is still hope for the lukewarm if they repent. I’m one such. I’m finding enough areas of repentance and total correction! May the fire of God burn a fresh in my heart! May the zeal for Christ consume me up again! May I long for the hot birth as opposed to the lukewarm and comfortable waters that our generation seems to like a lot.

And as we serve Him, may we allow the Holy Spirit to continuously use us to produce the hot waters that makes sinful life uncomfortable, eventually leading to repentance. And if the hot waters don’t lead to repentance, may it cause the sinner to jump off. We refuse the warm comfortable waters that makes everyone comfortable!

Have a blessed Day!

He is coming, My Lord Jesus Christ is coming. Time for revival is now, and revival starts with an amended lifestyle.

#Abba, send the latter rain.
#Abba, send the latter revival.
#Abba, make us your remnants.
#Abba, Father, fill this house with your glory.

Blessings Galore.
Zachary G. Njuguna.
Blest To Be a Blessing (BTBB)
What would Jesus Do (WWJD)

20th October 2021 meditations.

18th October 2021 meditations.

*Adapted from Pastor Jon Curson’s daily devotionals.*

Daily Devotional with Pastor Jon
October 17
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 Timothy 3:1

Knowing his death was imminent, I believe Paul nonetheless thought the Rapture would happen either in his lifetime or shortly thereafter. So do I. I believe the Rapture will happen in my lifetime.

‘Well,’ you say, ‘if Paul thought the Rapture would happen in his lifetime, and it didn’t — and if men of God throughout the ages have felt as though they were living in the last days and the Rapture would happen in their lifetimes, and it didn’t — doesn’t it seem foolish to think the Rapture will happen in your lifetime?’

Not at all. Throughout the history of the Church, the greatest men and women of the faith have all lived their lives believing that the Lord’s coming was nigh. And even though the Lord didn’t come when they thought He would, looking for His return impacted their lives in such a way that they left their mark on history and will be rewarded greatly in eternity (2 Timothy 4:8). Luther, Calvin, Spurgeon, Finney, Moody, and Torrey all felt the Lord’s coming was close at hand. Put me in their company any day!

I choose to live my life looking for the Lord’s coming. And if I am wrong, even if He doesn’t come back for another five hundred years, I would rather go through the days I have left looking for the sudden appearing of Jesus Christ because I know the effect it has upon the life of any man or woman who believes He could come today: one’s heart does not get troubled as easily; one is not prone to sin so readily.

If you want to live a zealous, exciting, fulfilling, pure Christian life, live it looking for the Lord’s coming (1 John 3:3).

He is coming, My Lord Jesus Christ is coming. Time for revival is now, and revival starts with an amended lifestyle.

#Abba, send the latter rain.
#Abba, send the latter revival.
#Abba, make us your remnants.
#Abba, Father, fill this house with your glory.

Blessings Galore.
Zachary G. Njuguna.
Blest To Be a Blessing (BTBB)
What would Jesus Do (WWJD)

18th October 2021 meditations.

16th October 2021 meditations.

*Adapted from a widely shared and forwarded text:*

CAN A CHRISTIAN DRINK ALCOHOL?
BY Apostle Moses muwanguzi
When a European Airline was initially launched, an educated Christian gentleman was traveling in the first class section.
An air hostess approached him with a complimentary drink, this was an alcoholic drink, but the man politely refused.
The air hostess returned but this time brought the drink on a platter, designed to appeal and impress. However, the Christian man again politely refused, explaining he doesn’t drink alcohol.
The air hostess was concerned and informed the manager. The manager approached the man with another platter, now designed with flowers. He questioned, “Is there something wrong with our service? Please enjoy the drink, it is a complimentary offer.”
The man replied, “I am a Christian and I do not drink alcohol? The manager still insisted that the man take the drink. Then, the Christian proposed that the manager should give the drink to the pilot first. The manager stated, “How can the pilot drink alcohol, he’s on duty! And if he drinks there are all chances for the plane to crash”.
The Christian passenger with tears in his eyes, replied, “I am a Christian and I am ALWAYS on duty in order to protect my FAITH and if I Drink Alcohol I will crash my whole life here and hereafter. I AM 100% ON DUTY!”
Maybe yours might not be an alcohol, it may be tempting you for sex as it was done to Joseph, battling with how to control your anger, profane and vain babblings, your dressing , your attitude towards people and finally not sharing the Word.
Do you know that souls are dying because of those reckless behaviours of ours?
WE ARE 100% ON DUTY
Let’s Share This Post and be a blessing to someone.

I have shared this with you ‘cos I am on duty!
BE WISE!
* If u must miss any place, dn’t miss HEAVEN.
* If u must miss any appointment, plz dn’t miss THE RAPTURE.
* If u must miss any meal, plz dn’t miss THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB.
The end is no more NEAR, It’s HERE.

This is personal evangelism, pls send it to all those you want to see in heaven.

He is coming, My Lord Jesus Christ is coming. Time for revival is now, and revival starts with an amended lifestyle.

#Abba, send the latter rain.
#Abba, send the latter revival.
#Abba, make us your remnants.
#Abba, Father, fill this house with your glory.

Blessings Galore.
Zachary G. Njuguna.
Blest To Be a Blessing (BTBB)
What would Jesus Do (WWJD)

16th October 2021 meditations.

27th September 2021, meditations.

I am pondering on the truths of The Word of God; on the promises wrought by God even before the beginning of time. As far as leadership is concerned, ponder on this Psalm meditatively.

Psalm 125
A song for those journeying to worship.
1 All who have faith in the Eternal stand as Mount Zion:
unmoved, enduring, eternal.
2 Just as the mountains around Jerusalem embrace her,
the Eternal, too, wraps around those who belong to Him—
for this moment and for every moment to come.
3 For wickedness will not get the upper hand;
it shall not rule the land where righteous people live
Lest good people go bad
and do what is wrong.
4 Be good, Eternal One, to those who are good,
to those who are filled with integrity.
5 The Eternal will send all the wicked away
along with those who pervert what’s good and twist it in their own crooked way.
May peace be with Israel.

He is coming, My Lord Jesus Christ is coming. Time for revival is now, and revival starts with an amended lifestyle.

#Abba, send the latter rain.
#Abba, send the latter revival.
#Abba, make us your remnants.
#Abba, Father, fill this house with your glory.

Blessings Galore.
Zachary G. Njuguna.
Blest To Be a Blessing (BTBB)
What would Jesus Do (WWJD)

27th September 2021, meditations.

19th September 2021 Meditation.

*A word for word adaptation of from a group forward.*

*THE DEAD EVANGELIST IN CHOIR ROBE!*
😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Brother Clifford made it a duty upon himself that come sunshine or rain, he will be at the Train Station distributing Gospel Tracts to passengers as they board or leave the train! This he did faithfully for several years!
One day at the church service after a rendition by the choir members in church, the choir was appreciated, praised and given a standing ovation. Brother Clifford, instead of being happy for them was very sad. He thought his soul winning efforts was not being acknowledged, rewarded and recognised by the church members and ministers.
He also noticed that nobody from the station has met him to say thank you for what he has been faithfully doing over the years.
Brother Cliffird decided to abandon the trips to the Train Station. Instead he joined the choir and started singing with them. To his surprise he was warmly welcomed. He discovered also that very soon he was singing and receiving standing ovations. He concluded in his mind he has just made the right decision.
One day, he sang Psalm 23 as a solo and by the time he finished singing, the whole church including the pastoral team and the elders were on their feet clapping and giving him a standing ovation.
Suddenly there arose an old man, a stranger in the midst of the congregation who asked to sing the same song while the church was still on their feet clapping for the soloist.
Against protocol, the pastor cynically allowed the old man to sing.
By the time the old man finished singing, the whole church was on their knees, some weeping, others praying in repentance.
That day, there was no more sermon but an altar call. With sinners giving their lives and backsliders returning to their first love and the whole church rededicating its life.
Brother Clifford, the evangelist in choir robe, felt a deep hole in his heart. He felt empty. He saw the difference between entertainment for the appreciation of men and the ministration for the appreciation of heaven. He left the church with a heavy heart.
Without thinking of removing his choir robe, he headed for the Train Station empty handed as if in a trance. Getting there he met a man in the same spot where he used to stand to distribute gospel leaflets before. The man was distributing gospel tracts and handed him one. The Tract read “I WILL BE A FAITHFUL SOLDIER, I WILL DIE AT MY POST”. It ended asking, “are you a faithful witness of the WORD?”
With tears in his eyes and a shaky voice, he asked the man how he came to start distributing the tracts at the spot in the Train Station. The busy man, not looking at him, told him of a dead man who used to come there come sunshine and rain to distribute tracts. That for months the man has not been there. He told him that he believed and concluded the man must be dead. He said the dead man once gave him a tract before that changed his commitment to Christ. And since the man was dead, he felt God wanted him to replace the dead man to continue the good work in the memory of the dead man.
The man kept emphasising, “The Dead Man, The Dead Man” which further sent Brother Clifford back to his knees weeping and asking for God’s forgiveness.
Hmm…
If you are still reading this believe me, God has set you up to read it because He has a purpose for your life.
Have you left your assignment because of some discouragements from cynics and critics?
Have you abandoned the unheard, unseen and unsung praise of heaven for the standing ovation of men?
Are you like the evangelist in choir robe? Or are you like the singer singing to entertain in church – the place of entertainment is in the theatre not the church.
The church is for ministration in the Spirit by Worshiping God in The Spirit and The Truth.
GOD ASKED ME TO TELL YOU TODAY THAT HE IS A GOD OF SECOND CHANCE RETURN TO YOUR FIRST LOVE TODAY

DO THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST BY SHARING THIS POST TO GROUPS FOR OTHERS TO GET THIS MESSAGE

He is coming, My Lord Jesus Christ is coming. Time for revival is now, and revival starts with an amended lifestyle.

#Abba, send the latter rain.
#Abba, send the latter revival.
#Abba, make us your remnants.
#Abba, Father, fill this house with your glory.

Blessings Galore.
Zachary G. Njuguna.
Blest To Be a Blessing (BTBB)
What would Jesus Do (WWJD)

19th September 2021 Meditation.

16th September 2021 meditations.

*Adapted from Pastor Gero’s daily devotionals: 16th September 2021.*

*IS THIS REAL FAITH, PRESUMPTION OR WITCHCRAFT?*

I know God’s ways can look so dramatic, but some if not most of the drama being witnessed in some quarters of the christian population is man – made.

Faith is not about manipulating God to get what we want – that’s what witchcraft tries to do. Biblical faith involves trusting God enough to submit to His loving wisdom and will. And I dare say, there is a lot of ‘witchcraft around’….some churches are full of such and some of us are attracted to them.

Christian faith is about dying to self; not about ‘dying’ to get your own selfish way. This is not an endorsement of defeatism or resigning ourselves to never getting our hearts’ desire – but of delighting in the perfection of God’s will and putting more faith in Him than in ourselves when it comes to knowing what is best for us.

There’s a vital difference between biblical faith and presumptuous faith. Presumption is about seizing some Scripture (mostly out of context) and rushly claiming it as a promise for ourselves without first seeking God’s heart or will on the specific situation we face.

Peter, the disciple famous for quick action before engaging his brain acted with great wisdom and revelation on this one occasion; He walked on water not because he was claiming some Scripture – “I can do all things through Christ,” or “ . . . if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart . . .” or even “Everything is possible for him who believes,” and so on.

Peter’s faith was not in some general favorite Word of God picked from scripture, but anchored on God’s specific word (Rhema word) to him for that precise situation. He said, “Lord, if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water” and then did nothing until Jesus replied, “Come” (Matthew 14:28-29).

That’s real faith because it was based not on treating God as a machine that dispenses goodies when the right buttons are pushed, but based on intimacy and loving submission to God.

In many cases, God’s Rhema word is the scriptures (Logos) quickened or made alive to your situation by the Holy Spirit. Seek God’s Rhema word about specific circumstances in your life, then act on it in obedience and faith!

Seeking God’s specific word or will upon your specific circumstance before rushing into some selfish actions (which more often are covered subtly by scriptures picked out of context) is a sign of biblical faith. The other is presumptuous faith .

Most of us miss or just avoid the big initial part; seeking God’s word, will or perspective on our specific circumstances or even being in a position to receive God’s Rhema word for our circumstances and obey it.
We’ve seemingly left this listening to some ‘powerful prophet’ or ‘man/ woman of God’ whom we run to or follow for a word from God for our circumstances. And indeed, many have been manipulated by some of these ‘servants of God’ and will continue to be.

Can you seek to empower yourself to grow to the levels of finding out God’s Rhema word or will for your specific circumstances and acting on the same? Yes, that will be great growth in your faith journey. It is time to empower yourself to seek God’s will before acting.

Have a victorious day

Amen

He is coming, My Lord Jesus Christ is coming. Time for revival is now, and revival starts with an amended lifestyle.

#Abba, send the latter rain.
#Abba, send the latter revival.
#Abba, make us your remnants.
#Abba, Father, fill this house with your glory.

Blessings Galore.
Zachary G. Njuguna.
Blest To Be a Blessing (BTBB)
What would Jesus Do (WWJD)

16th September 2021 meditations.