THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD(4)

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  When the LORD is your shepherd, HIS rod and HIS staff will comfort you. In the scriptures, the “rod” symbolically means the “word”~Isaiah 11:4b, and the the rod also means JESUS CHRIST~Isaiah 11:1. The word of GOD is the power of GOD through which HE made the heavens and the earth(Jeremiah 51:15), and the word is JESUS CHRIST~John 1:1-3. Which implies that JESUS is the power of GOD. GOD told Moses to use the rod to do signs and wonders~Exodus 4:17. In other words, GOD told Moses to use the word(which is JESUS) to do signs and wonders. That was what King David meant in his psalm when he said; the rod will comfort him~Psalm23:4b. This implies that if you also have JESUS with as your shepherd, you will also do signs and wonders, because HIS rod(word) will lead you through a comfortable path.

  The staff is a symbol of authority. Every kingdom have a “staff of authority”, which represent the authority of the ruler or the king of a kingdom. In the scriptures, the staff symbolically mean the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, and it implies that JESUS CHRIST is the power of GOD. In Matthew 28:18, JESUS said; All powers in heaven and earth has been given unto HIM. In Philippians 2:9-11, Paul said that the name of JESUS CHRIST commands authority in heaven, on earth and even under the earth. So, THE NAME OF JESUS is the staff of the the authority of GOD. That is why Romans 10:13 says; “As many that call upon HIS NAME shall be saved”. So, it is wise for us to allow JESUS CHRIST, whose name commands authority both in heaven and on earth to be our shepherd. So that we can be able to call on HIS name. Because if HE is not our shepherd, we will not be able to call on HIS NAME and we will not be saved.

  Let us round up on Wisdom Bank this revelation; THE METAPHORICAL MEANING OF “THY ROD AND THY STAFF SHALL COMFORT ME” IS “THY WORD(WHICH IS THE POWER OF GOD) AND THY NAME(WHICH IS THE AUTHORITY OF GOD) SHALL COMFORT ME. SO, YOU CAN ALSO SAY; THY POWER AND THY AUTHORITY WILL COMFORT ME. I AM SURE YOU KNOW HOW COMFORTABLE IT IS TO HAVE POWER AND AUTHORITY, IF YOU DO NOT KNOW, ASK THE POLITICIANS. THEREFORE, ALLOW JESUS CHRIST TO BE YOUR SHEPHERD…BE WISE…!!!

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THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD(3)

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    When the LORD is your shepherd, no evil will be able to befall you, because HE will always be with you~Psalm 23:4. A shepherd never leave his sheep, he is always with his sheep to ensure that no evil animal devour his sheep. When the LORD is your shepherd, that is the same way HE will always be with you, to ensure that no evil happens to you. When a child is with his father, he can be sure none of the bullies in town can bully him, even though he walk gallantly in their midst, because his father will never watch him being bullied. When the LORD is your shepherd, you can also walk gallantly through the valley of the shadow of death, because you are sure HE will not watch you being bullied, not even by death!

  Even though  a shepherd try to protect his sheep from dangerous animals, he may not be able to give his life for the his sheep. Even though a father try to save his child from death, he may not be able to give his life in exchange for his child. But JESUS is the great shepherd, who had already given HIS life in exchange for your life. HE lay down his life so that your own life will not be taken~John 10:11. HE took the consequences of your sins and gave you the benefits of HIS righteousness~2Corinthians 5:21. Please listen, there is no shepherd or leader that can do such for you, except JESUS. So, when you are his sheep, you can be fully assured of his absolute protection.

  That is how far we will go on Wisdom Bank today. But take these last words; WHEN JESUS IS YOUR SHEPHERD, YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO FEAR ANY EVIL. NO MATTER HOW DREADFUL LIFE IS, HE WILL ENSURE YOUR SAFETY. YOU WILL LIVE TRIUMPHANTLY EVEN IN THE MIDST OF THE EVIL ONES. THEREFORE, ALLOW HIM BE YOUR SHEPHERD…BE WISE…!!!

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THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD(2)

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  When the LORD is your shepherd, your life will be fully restored~Psalm23:3. No matter what you have lost before, you will have it all given back to you, you will not have to struggle through life to start from the beginning again. The birth, the death and the resurrection of JESUS CHRIST is all about restoration. The main reason why HE came is to restore us back to GOD, to restore everything we have lost back to us. So, it is wisdom for us to make HIM(JESUS) our shepherd, and enjoy fully restored life, and it is unwise for us not to make HIM our shepherd and continue an empty life that is full of struggles.

  When the LORD is your shepherd, HE will lead you through life in a righteous way~Psalm23:3. You will not have to compromise your righteousness for anything, because HE will provide everything you will need~Psalm23:2. The devil has escalated the word righteousness, and make it look unattainable. There is nothing unattainable about righteousness. Righteousness is simply living right. People think it is impossible to live a righteous life and be successful. Yes, we cannot live a righteous life except we allow JESUS to be our shepherd, because our righteousness is for “HIS name sake”, not because we can live a righteous life.

  Let us stop here on Wisdom Bank today. But take these last words; JESUS CAN LEAD YOU TO SUCCEED IN LIFE WITHOUT COMPROMISING YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. THEREFORE, LET JESUS TAKE THE LEAD AND HE WILL MAKE YOU HAVE A SAFE RIDE ALL THROUGH LIFE…BE WISE…!!!

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DIFFERENT SIZES OF SHOES

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    MARRIAGE is like a shoe. When you wear oversize be ready to drag it along through out life, and when you wear under-size be ready to feel the pains through out life.” One thing about marriage is that you don’t drop your shoe or remove it at any point, no matter how painful or how stressful it is. That is why I thought it necessary to write you this letter.

*Dear Singles,*
When you are ready to buy your own shoe please take note of these three things:

*Physical appearance*: Do not look for the beautiful ones, the nice ones or the cheap ones. Look for the one that is your size. Not every handsome, wealthy or intelligent guy is for you, not every beautiful woman is for you. Look for the one that is meant for you, the one that aligns with your values and belief, the one who you meet at
your life’s journey. It is important to know where you’re going in life before you think of getting a wife.

*POSITION*:  All sizes of shoes are not placed in the same place. There is a place for court shoes, laced up shoes, sport footwear, snickers etc. We have Children sizes, young people’s sizes and the adult sizes. Know where to get your own shoe. Your size cannot be everywhere my brother, your type cannot be everywhere my sister. You cannot be a Christian, and be looking for a wife material at a club. Your wife or husband can’t just be everywhere.
Stick to your values and therein you shall find someone like you, but when your values are not defined anyone can just match you. Discover yourself and define your values.

*PERCEPTION*:  In this kind of shoe purchasing enterprise, you are not permitted to try the shoe before you buy. This is why it is important to seek guidance and counselling, from people who
have bought shoes before or are into the business of directing people to the right shoes (Pastors and Relationship coaches). And most importantly to avoid much time wasting time, simply consult the shoe manufacturer to tell you your size (God Almighty). “You do not prepare for the wedding, you prepare for marriage.” Ladies these days get so motivated when they attend wedding and they will quickly want to say yes to that guy. Wait!!! It is not just the wedding oh. The wedding is just one day. After the wedding WHAT NEXT?

Finally, it is not something you rush to the market and just pick a shoe because you like or can purchase it.
Ask questions;
-Where is this shoe made from? (Background)
-What’s the size (Values)
-How much (His/Her interest)
-How long will it last (His/Her Character)
-Who made it? (Is she/He of the same faith This is compatibility)
-Will it match me? (This is whether he/she love you and will accept you the way you are).

Dear one, remember many are dragging their foot and they would hardly reach their destinies, many are feeling endless pains and wish they could pull off the shoes but no way!!! I have seen people with beautiful shoes and when they show you their foot, you will see scars. Beloved, it is not about the physical, it is the size, you can’t know the size from afar so come close, build a relationship first but remember ‘you are not permitted to try it before you buy it’. And for those who have purchased the wrong shoes, you can still make it your size again if you’d consult the manufacturer and let Him have His way in your marriage.

*GOD BLESS AND SUSTAIN YOUR MARRIAGES*

Natasha Abrahams,
Representative,
Wisdom Bank Network, Zimbabwe.

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

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THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

  When the LORD is your shepherd, you will not lack anything, because HE will lead you through a comfortable path, make you enjoy prosperity and peace~Psalm23:1-2. A shepherd walks a very far distance with the sheep in search of a green pasture, where the sheep will be well fed, and he also ensure that the sheep is protected against any dangerous animals. When we allow JESUS to be our shepherd, HE will not only lead us to green pastures, HE will make us lie down there. Which means, HE will lead us into prosperity and make us remain in prosperity. HE will also lead us into peace(still waters). There will no more storms in our lives.

  Sadly, most of us quote the scriptures “the LORD is my shepherd”, but the LORD is not really our shepherd. We shepherd ourselves. We lead ourselves away from the green pastures, running from pillar to post, looking for “greener pastures”. In the process, we lead ourselves into the storms, meet dangerous animals(challenges) and cry for the help of the shepherd. HE is the one that knows your “greener pasture”, HE is the one to lead you the way you should go to profit~Isaiah 48:17. The scriptures said if we had allowed HIM to lead us, we would have lived a peaceful life~Isaiah 48:18, but we have been leading ourselves and therefore, become responsible for our lives.

  Wisdom Bank will stop here today. But listen; JESUS IS THE GREAT SHEPHERD~John 10:11-15. LET US RE-TRACE OUR STEPS BACK TO HIM AND ALLOW HIM LEAD US INTO PROSPERITY AND PEACE. HE IS WAITING FOR US TO RETURN(Revelations 3:20)…BE WISE…!!!

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BE CAREFUL FOR NOTHING

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   Be careful for how you will end your life, not to curse the day you are born, Be careful for the man that show you love not knowing what lies in the bossom of the worldly, Be careful for the pleasure of the world not knowing the rain of fury that will fall on you.                         

Time moves blindly while life move fastly.                                               

I spend the night in deep thought; i meditate and this is what i ask myself.                                             

Has God stopped loving us?             

I will remember your great deeds, LORD; i will recall the wonders you did in the past.                                 

You are the God who works miracles; you showed your might among the nations. You walk through the waves, you crossed the deep sea, but your footprints could not be seen.                           

Pay attention, you people, who have eyes but cannot see, and have ears, but cannot hear. I am the LORD; Why don’t you fear me? Why don’t you tremble before me? I placed the sand as the boundary of the sea, a permanent boundary that cannot be crossed. The sea may toss,but it cannot breakthrough.                                  

Learn in all things for His sake to subdue yourself then you will be strong enough to attain to the knowledge of God.                           

Be careful for nothing, but with prayers and thanksgiving let your request be made known to God.      

No more time.                                  

God bless you richly.                        

#TimeMovesBlindly.     

David Rufus,                   
Empowering men with the power of light.                                               

JUST THE WAY YOU ARE.

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    Do not run a relationship with someone that tolerate you, run a relationship with someone that celebrate you. Do not run a relationship with someone that want you to be what you are not, run a relationship with someone that love you just the way you are. Do not allow someone to make you become what you are not, all in the name of love, because sooner or later, the “natural you” will be revealed and he or she may not like it. If he or she truly love you, he or she will make you become the best of you, to help bring out the best of you, not to make you be someone else. Please listen, if he or she does not love the real you, then he or she does not really love you. Advise him or her to try someone else, because there are many people out there that have the exact quality he or she is trying to instill in you or want you to be.

  There is a reason why GOD created you the way you are, so do not try to change it because you love someone. Hey, GOD love you more than that person, so will you displease GOD because you want to please a so-called lover? Before finding a lady that love me just the way I am, I have told several ladies that; “GOD created me slim for a definite purpose, if I am fatter than this, I may not be able to fulfil that purpose, so if you do not like me the slim way I am, please move forward, there are many fat guys out there!”. So many people put up with a relationship in which their so-called lover complain of everything about them, they don’t want to quit because they are afraid that they may not get someone else, they endure till it gets to marriage and they have an enduring marriage. Please listen, for everyone that reject you, there are thousands out there that will accept you. If he or she cannot love you just the way you are, then he or she does not really love you!

  Let us round up this way on Wisdom Bank.; YOU ARE CREATED IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD, LET NOBODY TRY TO RECREATE YOU. GOD DESIGNED YOU THE WAY YOU ARE FOR A DEFINITE PURPOSE. IF YOU BECOME CHANGED TO SOMEONE ELSE, THE BEST IN YOU CAN NEVER BE REVEALED, THE HIGHEST YOU CAN BE IS SECOND BEST. I LOVE YOU ALL, JUST THE WAY YOU ALL ARE. SO, LOVE HIM THE WAY HE IS AND LOVE HER THE WAY SHE IS…BE WISE…!!!

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