Fire in His Bones – Book review

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While I was going through the book of Luke, the Holy Spirit opened my eyes to the scripture pointing out Lazarus and the rich man. He made me to understand that when a righteous man dies, he is carried, but when an unrighteous person dies, he is buried. So going through this book “Fire in his bones Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa by Ruthanne Garlock, I am still overwhelmed at the Details and the faith of our fathers.

In fact, I recommend this book to any and everyone who wants to boost their faith in God and also going through some certain challenges in ministry.

This book carries so much details about the life of the Arch Bishop, I am still very much overwhelmed with the Details written in the book. It has so much and we can learn a lot from the faith of our fathers, who went before us. They had such an imaginable faith and God stood by them and answered their every request. I hope and pray that we all Encounter God like our fathers in faith, who walked with God and left this world like a King. This book exposed the saying of “God can use anybody”. Indeed God can use anybody to fulfil his purpose here on earth.

You can order for the book online, I’ll just drop a few Quote down here that were amazing and still amazing to me.

We are going to pray for you in the Name of Jesus and ask God to heal you

In his room alone that evening, Benson read the book of John cover to cover. This Jesus to whom he had committed his life that day seemed to come alive on the pages as he read.

Long into the night, he sang over and over “What a friend we have in Jesus”

Benson’s friend came by and found him washing dishes. “We missed you at the Soccer game last Sunday” he said, twirling a Soccer ball in his Hands. You can come and practice with me when you finish your work?”

“I am sorry, Bernard, but I have a church Meeting to attend tonight” Benson answered. “Why don’t you come with me to the Meeting?”

It’s not just the church that is important. The important Thing is that I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Saviour, and He has completely changed my life”

Since I’ve accepted Christ, I am changed on the inside and that’s far more important

But serving the Lord and going to church are my most important activities, so I am quitting the Team.

Idahosa means ‘Attentive to God’ and the Young African wanted with all his heart to live up to his Name by being attentive to God

Benson’s thirst for Knowledge was greater than it had ever been

Thank you, Lord, that you promised to supply all our Needs

He took out 20% of his earning to give to the church

Preach the Gospel, and I will confirm my Word with signs following

The voice spoke again. “This is what I shall do with your life. If you will begin to help People drop their burdens at my feet, I will bring back to life that which was dead. Just as you are now Standing before this great multitude, you will one day stand before thousands around the world and speak of my great power to heal and perform miracles.

Let me be your older brother to give you advice.

I am not going to fight. If what God wanted to use me for is finished here, I cannot contest it.

This book is so detailed that I really don’t even know where to start from, so here are some quotes from the book. I’ll advice you to get one, then you’ll know exactly what I am talking about.

 

Stay blessed and be expectant, more things coming up, great news ahead. ❤ ❤

 

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The Holy Spirit and Reality (Book Review)

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Pardon me, I love to paint too 😉

Watchman Nee concludes with a sobering word of warning on the danger of being self-deceived as to our true condition before the Lord.

So, another mind-blowing, instructive and spirit-filled book from Watchman Nee. I’ll recommend this book for any and everyone who wants to know more about the Holy Spirit and who wants to go deeper than just praise and worship.

About the Author: Watchman Nee became a Christian in mainland China in 1920 at the age of seventeen. Throughout the nearly 30 years of his ministry, Watchman Nee was clearly manifested as a unique gift from the Lord to His body for His move of this age. In 1952 he was imprisoned for his faith; he remained in prison until his death in 1972.

The Christian life seemingly involves many outward matters and things such as Baptism, the breaking of bread, worship, praise, prayer, forgiveness, humility and love for one another. As such is easy to focus on these things but miss the spiritual reality behind them.

This book speaks of the believer’s need to advance from outward practices to a genuine, spiritual living that is centered on knowing and experiencing the Holy Spirit. the Spirit is actively working to reveal himself to us and to discipline us so that we may be guided into all the reality. The revelation of the Holy Spirit shows us the spiritual reality, while the discipline of the Holy Spirit leads us, through the ordering of our environment, into all spiritual reality.

Here are some of the quotes that really blessed me and moreover he was open to talk about who the church really is in the mind of the Lord. You can get the book from Osiander (they offer free delivery) 🙂

This shows  us that God is Spirit, and everything related to God has to be in spirit. The Spirit of truth is the Spirit of reality, hence, spiritual reality must be in the Holy Spirit.

Once a spiritual thing moves away from the Holy Spirit, it becomes letter and form, and it is dead.

A man will never see spiritual things if he tries to see them with his physical eyes.

In the Lord’s mind, when the church says that a brother is right, he is right, and when the church says that a brother is wrong, he is wrong. When we reads this, it is easy to ask the question: What if the judgement of the church is wrong? But when the Lord spoke these words (whatever you bind on earth is bound in heaven), He was talking about the reality of the church. If the judgement is wrong, it must not have come from reality, and it must not be of the Holy Spirit, but from man. In the Lord’s mind, the church is a reality and anything outside this reality has no place in the Lord’s mind at all.

If a man touches the spiritual reality, his living will be real and organic.

Once a person touches this reality, he will be delivered from doctrines, formalities, human thoughts and human ways. Baptism, the breaking of bread, or the church are all realities to him; they are no longer rituals or doctrines.

One does not worship God by the emotions, the feelings, or the mind. Anything that is of the Spirit is real.

Take Prayer as an example: Seemly zealous prayers and long prayers often do not strike an amen in others. On the contrary, the more these prayers are offered, the more others become cold. This is because the prayer has not touched any spiritual reality. (Luke 18 ..)

When the Lord Jesus was on earth, men knew Him in two ways. One was knowledge according to appearance , and the other was inward knowledge. They judged who the Lord was by His outward appearance, and they did not touch the reality.

This shows us that in knowing the Lord, one needs an organ that is sharper than the outward eyes, clearer than the outward ears, and more sensitive than the outward hands. With Christ there is a reality and this reality cannot be discerned by outward appearance.

If a man does not have revelation, even if he eat, drink, walk, and dwell together with the Lord Jesus, he will still not know who He is.

God does not require us to imitate; He only wants the reality , the real thing, to be manifested through us.

We are easily deceived because we often deceive ourselves. Those who deceive themselves are easily deceived by others. If one is blind about himself, he is blind about others. Whenever we know ourselves, we know others. We cannot know others if we do not know ourselves.

Lets pray that the Lord will deliver us from vain talk and all kinds of poverty, and let us ask Him to show us more and more what spiritual reality is.

Obsession is self-deception

lying is deceiving others, while being obsessed is deceiving oneself

Obsession is a matter of the heart. It is doing the wrong thing yet saying in the heart that it is right.

Lying os speaking something false while being conscious of it. Being obsessed is speaking something false without being conscious of it. Lying is speaking something false and then realizing that it is wrong. Being obsessed is speaking something false and then thinking that one is right.

Being obsessed is believing that something is real when in fact it is not.

Some Christians are so obsessed that they take lies for truths, wrongs for right and falsehood for facts.

Spiritual darkness cannot be removed by human fires. Light comes from God alone and does not come from man. Man’s fire will never bring about genuine spiritual sight.

So finally I stop here. Too much truth in one book, guys I urge you to get one for yourself and God bless you as you go through. Feedbacks are welcomed, so feel free to leave a comment and like. You can also follow this blog per E-Mail so as not to miss a post ❤ ❤

God bless you and have a nice day 🙂

 

The “Girl” Entrepreneurs (Book Review)

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This is a book I will so so so recommend for anyone and everyone, especially if you’re venturing into Entrepreneurship or making your passion come to pass. It’s such a blessed book written by “Pastor” Ibukun Awosika. I have read through and have seen how these women made it to the top, still making their mark and being where God truly wants them to be. They all had one thing in common “NOT GIVING UP” and “OBEYING GOD”.

Pastor Ibukun Awosika is an accomplished entrepreneur and an ordained pastor at the Fountain of Life church. Her intent is to document the experiences of African business women in terms of their background, their start-up stage, their growth pattern, their challenges, the impact of choices of spouse on their business, their work-life balance, and their future plans. Her vision is to create a document to inspire other women as well as celebrate the women.

I’ll just write out some quotes and points that I find very amazing and interesting, although the whole book is a blessing. If you want to see more, I’ll advice you to get the book; you can also order it from Osiander, for those living abroad or in Germany. These are real stories from real people (Women) and the truth is, they carried God then and are still carrying God now, so join the race…

Here are my favorite quotes and points, so go get the book dear 🙂

I thought I heard God say I should be giving 15 % of my profit, and I was pleased. Of course I could do that. But then the Holy Spirit said to me clearly, “50 % my dear, not 15 %” “Get thee behind me, satan” I shouted! “How? 50 % ke?

The unbelievable thing was that in spite of that sacrificial giving, I NEVER LACKED materially in any area of my life that year and was able to do all I wanted to.

“What does she depend on? What is her confidence that she left a well-paying bank Job for this?” My answer to all of these was “GOD”

This is why you must be true to yourself and live your own life.

I am extremely fortunate to have been married to a man who truly supports my vision and helps to fulfill my dreams.

You need to be able to share your passion and your vision with your life partner, so if you are yet to marry, please choose carefully.

You do not have more time for yourself when you start your own business!

I believe that one’s faith cannot be limited to where one worships.

As children of God, when we do things excellently well, we honor God, we show the world the children of whom we are, and bring glory to our heavenly father.

It was really frustrating. I really cannot tell how I survived. I just knew that I could not give up. This is the kind of moment when you are grateful that you KNOW GOD, as it took His grace to keep going.

While others were getting loans to buy other posh cars, I knew I had a goal to reach and the temporary inconvenience was the price I had to pay to meet that goal.

This taught me financial discipline

They that know their God shall be strong and shall do Exploits. Daniel 11:32

I decided that I was not going to pay a bribe to get a business because there will always be someone who can pay higher than what I offer, in order to get the same thing. So why bother?

What is the worst thing that can happen? FAILURE? So what? You will not be the first or the last to fail. When you fail, you get up and TRY AGAIN and AGAIN until you get it right. This is what makes life fun!

So I stop here and hey lovely one, go get the book, you’ll so so so love it. These are big and blessed women in our society, you won’t believe they have such stories, but you’ll know more by reading this book.

Stay blessed 🙂