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This month my younger brother who I have been praying for to come to Christ came to visit me at Elim Lands, Nigeria, the medical missionary training school where I have been attending. I asked him two questions to awaken him after we had discussed about many things. The first: Supposing that when you were coming to this place, I did not give you directions or you refused to follow those directions I gave you, would you possibly arrive here? The other: Supposing, God forbid, that you were involved in a fatal car accident in which you had no chance of life and are helpless, would you rather that you save yourself or someone comes and save you? I believe on these two questions border the message of the plan of salvation.

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This morning, as I worked on the farm this month at Elim lands Nigeria with the grass cutting machine, I was soon bitten by soldier ants which made me realise that they were in and around the place. I became more cautious, looking around me before I worked on a spot. But the work was being delayed this way so I whispered a prayer to God for wisdom to deal with the situation. I then remembered that the soldier ants before climbing unto my body to bite me the first time had gathered around my socks through which they could not bite. So I immediately made the socks my watchtower and proceeded with the work without having to spend time looking around. Now as I worked, not trying to find out where the soldier ants were, I only had to look at my socks and as soon as I saw one or two of them clinging to it, I knew there was danger and I stepped away. The work moved on much faster this way, but more importantly was the object lesson I saw in my experience. Like the socks, the prophecies of the Scriptures are our watchtowers warning us of imminent dangers in the stream of time.

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This morning, as I walked around the Elim Lands Nigeria property, I could see that most of the bushes we cleared had grown back again. It immediately reminded me of sin in our lives; how it was quite similar to the bushes and that unless we persist and find the right solution to it by dying to self daily in Christ, it would keep growing back. Thank God for Christ!

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It is a law of fallen human nature that in all of us is an emptiness that we seek to fill and how we embark upon filling this emptiness is greatly determined by our education, that is, a committed obtaining of the true knowledge of our Creator and our Redeemer, and the plan He had put in place to fill that emptiness; the plan of redemption as revealed in the scriptures, which will prove successful for the soul. Otherwise, a committed obtaining of the knowledge of our Adversary and Destroyer, and the plan he had put in place to fill that emptiness; the plan of destruction as revealed in all human devices such as false religions and human traditions, or simply the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life, all which will ultimately prove a utter failure for the soul.

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“For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise” (Hebrews 6:10-15). In these few verses are treasures to behold regarding the promises of God to His children and it is especially revelatory that in these verses, Paul confirms that God covenants with His children, as with Abraham, to give them the greatest tokens of their experience with Him and He is not unrighteous to forget His covenant if His children will walk diligently and patiently in the narrow paths that leads up to their realization in Him the greatest needs of their life!

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On the evening of Saturday, I was met with a huge temptation at Elim Lands Nigeria which revealed a weakness in me I hitherto did not realise. Two students got into a dirty fight and though I made concerted efforts to deter both parties, including trying to get in between them and reason with them, it proved abortive. Thinking to myself that this was a brawl that could lead to the hurt of one or both of the parties, being also in the dark of the night before bedtime, I thought to get a cane to separate them with, but a strange spirit took advantage of me and I ended up hurting both parties with the measure I took. One was especially injured and had to wear a neck collar for weeks. My motive was to stop them from hurting each other, but at a point of weakness, I allowed darkness to take advantage of me. I have since realised that my last measure was the worst and in my overzealousness to help, I ended up glorifying Satan the more. But I learnt a huge lesson that will stick with me; I need Christ every moment and I was especially humbled by the experience.

***”Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8).***

Friend, what were your Bible reflections this month? Kindly leave them in the comment section below.

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