Once upon a time a Creator with his creature
Were living peaceful life in a wonderful nature
Joy and love were flowing out of their relationship
There was only one rule to maintain their good fellowship
Soon, the creature began to doubt
An evil thought came to his mind
Made him think he was blind Continuer de lire « Dividing wall »
Why are you torturing yourself?
Asking yourself this question it’s opening the door to exit.
Behind this exit door lie so many enjoyable things waiting for you. Infinite joy, everlasting peace, eternal freedom, incomparable love…
Why are you torturing yourself?
Continuer de lire « Exit Door »
I dreamt about a crowd of people looking for something As they could not find, they were at the point of giving inIt was a place with a weird outward appearance,But the inside was full of joy and assurance« Lord« , were they shouting, « Lord until when!! »At their looks you could swear they were trapped in this den.Their cry would pierce at the core of your beingBut their … Continuer de lire At the heart
What jumps to the eyes is often only a small part of the messageThere is always greater meaning hidden behind the things we do, the words we speakAs long as your heart bumps, you will need to use your faith but also your courageTo express and release the deep things you try to keep Be released today. guiYome 🙂A son of the Most High Continuer de lire Deep Meaning
But Uriah slept at the entrance to the palace with all his master’s servant and did not go down to his house. 2 Samuel 11:9
Alleluia! I was praying when in tongues yesterday, when the Lord gave me the scripture reference 2 Samuel 11:9. I opened my bible and read the scripture above.
Continuer de lire « Like Uriah »
Harness your feelings in Him,Intentionally focus your thoughts on his LoveShowers of grace to the brim Peacefully will make you as light as a doveObvious and blur like a dream, We are definitely secure in this Tower Enduring and strong like a beam Rejoice you today and find peace in his Power Enjoy the moment! guiYome 🙂A son of the Most High Continuer de lire His Power
Two in one
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 NKJV
Many people do not realise that inside their body, there is a soul and a spirit.
Some even think that we are only flesh and bones.
But it is clear that we are much more than that and the word of God confirms at many places in the bible.
Continuer de lire « Spirit & Soul »
On going war
Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. 1 Peter 2:11
This could seem scary if you are lead by the flesh when you read it. When you are lead by the flesh, you are dominated by all kind of fear but when you are lead by the spirit you understand that you have dominion over the sinful desires which wage against your soul.
I will not focus on the sinful desires but on the holy desires that the Lord gives you once you made up your mind to walk with Him.
Continuer de lire « Against Your Soul »
In Heaven And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, Ephesians 2:6 This is the truth! We are right now in Heaven but most of the time we do not acknowledge it. Naturally, I can understand that this truth can be shocking but I am not only natural. I am actually a spiritual being, living in a … Continuer de lire A Spiritual Being
All humanity was in Adam until God came and purchased humanity for himself. He did this through Christ in whom God put us ALL. 1 Colossians 19 says « For God was pleased to have all his fulness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood shed on … Continuer de lire In Him
Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession – to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:13-14
Did you read this verse above ?
Wowww!!! So powerful if you believe it!
Nothing can separate us from our Heavenly Father!
Firstly, He chose us in Christ before the creation of the world.
Secondly, we came to the earth at the time that He had appointed for us
Thirdly, when we believed in Christ, He marked us in Him with a seal, the Holy Spirit. Continuer de lire « With a seal »
Bring your selfish desires to the cross So you can enjoy the peace in your heart Obedience not a duty but a choice Submit to Him and you will be smart. NOT MY WILL BUT YOUR WILL » BE « … Continuer de lire Obedience
Jesus Is But he said so them, « It is I; don’t be afraid ». John 6:20 Praise the Lord! The disciples were in a boat struggling because of a strong wind and rough waters. Jesus was not in the boat, it was dark and they were terrified when they saw someone walking on the water toward them. I love this picture! Seeing Jesus walking in perfect … Continuer de lire It is I
Not because of my strength Not because of my wisdom Not because I give a tenth Not because I love freedom Not because of my pain Not because of my success Not because I am sane Not because of my weakness Not because I worked hard Like to pass an exam I am only Righteous By the blood of the Lamb. Enjoy your day my … Continuer de lire I’m Righteous
My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body. Proverbs 4:20-22
Have you read this verse above ?
Wowwww!! Praise the Lord for His words for they are life. The words that come out of the mouth of God are life! So amazing!!!!
The purpose of His words is to give life to those who will receive those words.
Are you receiving the words of God in your heart ?
I’m sure you are and you are blessed because you are receiving life. As we receive and keep the words of God in our heart, life will also come out of us so other around us can benefit. Continuer de lire « Words of life »
After Jesus said this he looked toward heaven and prayed: « Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son that your Son may glorify you. » John 17:1
Jesus came on earth the show the way to God and He himself is the way. He life in the flesh was the perfect example of how a life should be lived on earth.
After Jesus said this
There is a time to say things, to talk, to interact with human beings. Even if we are sons of God in the spirit, we still live in bodies of flesh. We are still physically bound to the earth because we have not finished our mission down here.
Therefore as Jesus spoke and said godly things, we ought to speak and say godly things.
We should bring glory to our Father with our tongues, ministering to others in love as Jesus did.
Are you glorifying the Father by what you say ? Continuer de lire « Look toward heaven »
Jesus was moved
Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way. Matthew 15:32
I am so blessed to see how compassion can move God!
This morning, I was praying in the Spirit but also with my understanding. I was asking the Lord to help me to hear from Him clearer.
A few minutes later, as I was still praying in the spirit, some scriptures came to my understanding.
One of them was: « But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. » 1 Corinthians 6:17.
Another one was: « for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. » Philippians 2:13. Continuer de lire « Moved by compassion »
Humble yourself Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 The promises of our Heavenly Father will never be fulfilled in our lives if we do not receive them with a child like faith. The Lord made it really simple for us to receive, to find and to see opened … Continuer de lire Child like faith
You have been made new In the eyes of the Father Even when only few Acknowledge this matter Don’t worry about what They can think about you They may scream, they may shout It would not affect you. You are perfect in Christ! Take care today! guiYome 🙂 A son of the Most High Continuer de lire Made New
I urge you sister or brother, In view of God’s loving mercy, By faith to offer your body, Holy, pleasing to the Father. Do not conform any longer, To the sad pattern of this world, But be you transformed like the gold, Being renewed in the fire. By this you will be able to, Test every small thing and approve What God’s perfect will is … Continuer de lire Spiritual Worship
Sacrifice for Him
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2
The purpose of sacrifices in the old testament was to purify. Make the unclean become clean. Jesus’ sacrifice took our sins away from us so we can come to God, receive forgiveness and be purified.
Paul was urging the Romans to offer their body as a living sacrifice. Bringing their bodies to the altar.
What does this mean ? Continuer de lire « At the altar »
Seems so far but yet very near We wait for it when it’s already here Seems so complex but yet very simple Listen to His heart and adjust a little. Take care today! guiYome 🙂 A son of the Most High Continuer de lire Jesus’ Kingdom
We are his bride
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. Ephesians 5:31-32
Praise the Lord!
2000 years ago, Christ left his Father in heaven to come to the earth for his bride (mankind). But his bride was a slave. The only way he could redeem her was with his own blood. And he did it because he loved his bride so much.
After paying the price, Christ ascended in heaven in a new glorified body. His bride is still on earth but she is free.
Free to get ready to be united with Christ.
Free to keep her eyes focus on her husband.
Free to fellowship with Christ.
Free to follow his instructions.
Free to give herself entirely to him.
Free to trust him.
Free to let herself being comforted by him. Continuer de lire « He is waiting »
We have access
At that moment, the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. Matthew 27:52
Praise the Lord for his goodness!
What a glorious moment for all mankind, that moment when the curtain was torn in two. That curtain had been designed by the Most High himself and first came to the natural through Bezalel and Oholiab’s works. (Exodus 36:1).
This curtain was called the shielding curtain (Exodus 39:34) because it was separating the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place (Hebrews 9:2-4).
Only the high priest could enter the Most Holy place and only once a year. He would enter the Most Holy place with blood to offer for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance. (Hebrews 9:7). Continuer de lire « Behind the curtain »
Out of your love, you came down to the earth To claim and redeem your fallen creation Close to your heart, we are yours by birth Born in your house, slaves in the nation You did not watch at the price it would cost You closed your eyes on the shame and the pain So determined to get back what was lost As losing your … Continuer de lire Glorious Inheritance
Being washed Husbands love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word […] Ephesians 5:25-26 Praise the Lord for his word! We know that words can destroy us or they can build us, They can make us angry or make us smile, They can make … Continuer de lire Washing with water
He watches you
For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous but the way of the wicked will perish. Psalm 1:6
Many times when it’s time to make a decision about such or such direction we are afraid of the unknown.
Sometimes we know that the Lord is with us but because we focus on the unknown, fear comes and we begin to allow any kind of thoughts to drive us away from the word of truth.
The truth is that the Lord loves us and will NEVER let us alone. Praise his name!!! We are righteous by the blood of Christ. We are righteous not because of our own efforts but because we have received the free gift of Grace from the Lord. Alleluia !!!!!!!!!!!
Not only he watches over our way but he also comes with us and that was HIS idea actually. 🙂 Yes, He is the one who gave us the idea…!!! Continuer de lire « Afraid of going ? »
We are spiritual beings
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual evil forces in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
Praise the Lord for his word!
Our heavenly Father decided to make things plain to us so we know how run the correct race during our journey on earth.
Through the apostle Paul, the Lord made it clear that our struggle is not against human beings.
Many time we can get into arguments with work colleagues, family members, neighbors, crazy drivers :), and so on.
How many times we get angry and retaliate in the flesh NOT realizing that we are in fact dealing spiritual forces.
When your wife, husband or your child, say something unpleasant to you how many time we are offended in the flesh ?
How many time we respond in the flesh ?
This is exactly what our enemy wants. Continuer de lire « Not against humans »
Which knowledge ?
And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” Genesis 3:16-17
A question which is interesting to ask ourselves is which knowledge Adam and Eve had before eating the fruit knowledge of good and evil ?
If this tree was called tree of knowledge of good and evil it’s not by accident.
The fruit of this tree was opening their knowledge on good and evil, putting them and the same level as God in this area but without the same power to dominate over evil.
And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” Genesis 3:22
The knowledge of good and evil gave them the ability to weigh things and to pronounce their own judgements without being qualified to be judge. Continuer de lire « Good and evil or God? »
Stop focusing on natural things For they are temporal But instead Start focusing on spiritual things For they are eternal . Continuer de lire Eternal only
We are his body
And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Him to be head over everything for the church which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. Ephesians 1:22-23
It might be challenging for normal minds to imagine that we are the body of Christ in deed. But this means a lot sense to those who are being renewed in their minds by the work of the Living Word through the written word.
We are indeed the body of Christ. All those who are born of the Spirit of the living God are actually members of the body of Christ.
I love this portion of scripture when Jesus called Saul of Tarsus before his conversion.
He said: « Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me ? » (Acts 9:4)
Paul was actually persecuting the Christians. He was arresting them and sending them in prison but Jesus did not say « why are persecuting my followers or my disciples ».
He said why are you persecuting me? Continuer de lire « Body of Christ »
And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. Ephesians 1:22-23
Praise the Lord for his word!
Paul is telling the Ephesians that God placed all things under Jesus’ feet and appointed him to be head over everything for « guess who » ?
As I was meditating on this verse I just could not believe it!
Jesus has been placed above everything for the church, his bride so for everyone who has received the spirit of the Living God.
If you are born again you need to know that everything spiritual and material has been placed under Jesus’ feet for you. Continuer de lire « For the church »
Remain in Heaven
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
If you are born again, your new home is Heaven. You are not going to heaven, you are already seated in the heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 2:6
Your body is still bound to the earth but your spirit is in Christ at the right hand of the Father. Our Heavenly Father has blessed us (past tense) with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places. Ephesians 1:4. Continuer de lire « Live from above »
We are indeed
He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Christ Jesus in accordance with his glorious grace which he has freely given us in the One he loves. Ephesians 1:5
We have been adopted! Wow!
We were orphans on this earth not knowing where to go and what to do but now we have been adopted as sons and daughters of God.
The Father is so generous that his adoption scheme is opened to everybody at anytime until the Return of Jesus. (But nobody knows when he will come back.)
Except for Jesus, all of us came to the earth through natural fathers and we praise the Lord for them as we would not have come here without their cooperation. Continuer de lire « Sons of God »
Every time, Every time, Every time my life seems to go down I wanna leave this world of brutes Where most people forget their roots It’s always a hard time for emerging When in me sin and pain are merging It’s just like I have lost the sight As I can’t see from God any sign A real nightmare in the daylight Every time that … Continuer de lire Life goes
Wisdom and revelation
I keep asking the God of out Lord Jesus-Christ, the glorious Father that he may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation that you may know him better.
Praise the Lord!
Paul writes here to the Ephesians and tell them that he keeps asking God to give them something that they need so they can know God better.
There is a desire to know God better. Paul himself has received the spirit of wisdom and revelation and he knew the Lord better in deed.
Paul had something that they Ephesians don’t have. He has a better knowledge of God than them.
I thank our heavenly Father for men like Paul who once knew that something was good and he wanted other also to know it. Paul had received the spirit of wisdom and revelation that he was talking about or he would not have been asking God to give it to them. Continuer de lire « Know him better »
Inside of me
And my soul shall rejoice in the LORD; It shall exult in His salvation. Psalm 35:9
Like the psalmist, my soul rejoices because the Spirit of God lives inside of me.
My soul is full of joy and peace and love and patience and faith and gentleness and meekness and self-control and goodness.
The fruit of the spirit is inside of me. Here in my spirit where God dwells. Where the Father has established his presence.
Yes, the Father himself lives inside of me, in my spirit, and my soul rejoices.
My soul rejoices because my soul sees the fullness of God being poured out into my soul.
My soul rejoices because my emotions are dominated by the love of the Heavenly Father.
My soul rejoices because the peace of God is an everlasting peace and continually flows into my soul. Continuer de lire « My soul rejoices »
Seek First His Kingdom! For the King is alive and He Reigns Salvation was bought by the blood in his veins And he put in our hands the enemy’s reins Seek First His Kingdom! The King is gentle and humble in heart He will give you a new life and a fresh start Why wait ? come mow and receive your part Seek First His … Continuer de lire Kingdom first
A done deal
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
There are some important statements like above which should be established in our lives once for all!
We were all away from God, lost in sin, dead in transgressions, blinded by darkness, gratifying the cravings or our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts.
We were by nature objects of wrath but because of his great love for us, God who is rich in mercy made us alive even we were dead in our transgressions. Continuer de lire « Nothing shall separate »
In the garden
I love the atmosphere of intimacy and trust which was reigning in Eden.
That was the sixth day and everything was ready to welcome the most important part of Our Father’s mighty work. The human beings.
God had decided to create us at his image and likeness so he can see himself when watches us. Continuer de lire « They were naked »
Not some but All things!
And God place all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, Ephesians 1:22
Praise the Lord for this wonderful revelation! Not one thing or some but things but all things have been placed under Christ’s feet.
Fear, worries, deception, sadness, anxiety, ignorance, depression, anorexia, cancer, migraines, diabetes, dyslexia, feelings of failures, of shame, of loneliness, jealousy, unforgiveness, selfishness, condemnation, guilt but also debts, bankruptcy, Continuer de lire « Under his feet »
Your Word leads me Where I can’t go on my own Your Word reveals to me What I can’t know on my own Your Word lifts me When I am down in my own Your Word declares to me That I am lost on my own But your Word reassures me That I will never be on my own guiYome 😉 A son of the … Continuer de lire Your Word
I am a vessel chosen by you And you delight when you watch me A vessel so loved by You So you decided to come and dwell in me I am a vessel full of yourself It’s your glory that shines upon my face A vessel dedicated to yourself So you can show the world the power of your grace I am a vessel full … Continuer de lire A Vessel
Speak to your soul
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—Psalm 103:1-2
David in this psalm was speaking to himself as he was going through a difficult time.
I’m sure he was not feeling to praise the Lord but he knew in himself that the Lord was there and was with him.
The Lord is always there for everyone of us.
He has already forgiven everyone of us.
He loves everyone of us.
His spirit has been poured out for everyone of us.
There is joy in abundance in him through his spirit for everyone of us.
Continuer de lire « Speak unto yourself »
And Elisha prayed, « Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see. » Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:17
You certainly came across this story in the old testament. The prophet and his servant were surrounded by an army with chariots. Elisha’s servant had his natural eyes opened but his spiritual eyes were closed.
It’s not that he did not have spiritual eyes. He did have them. They were part of him. They were working properly but they were closed. Continuer de lire « Open his eyes! »
This is the Psalm 1 which is one of my favorite.
In blue is the way it speaks to me according to my position in Christ.
Praise the Lord for his Spirit dwelling in us.
We can now walk in vistory on this earth.
Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
Continuer de lire « Blessed you are »
This is where I belong and where I dwell now.
My ancestors had been put out of the garden because of disobedience and they had been cut off from the source of life.
The consequences of a life without the Father were so destructive.
Pain, depression, sicknesses, sorrow, hatred, envy, jealousy, love of money, corruption, murder, idolatry, hypocrisy, double mindedness and the list is so long…
Continuer de lire « The new Eden »
Shining in darkness
Praise the name of our Father in heaven who delivered us from darkness.
We were blind, in bondage, following the train of this world.
We were slaves, under the dominion of the deceiver.
The one who came to steal, kill and destroy.
We were afraid of him. We were like preys in his chains, serving him not knowing who we were.
He has been dominated this world for such a long time that we ended up living in his ways, in darkness. Continuer de lire « Children of light »
In the Spirit
I met Sister Donia during my Pentecostal experience and I am so glad The Lord brought her in my life. She is an old widow from Africa, living with her son and her niece. She spends all her time in the scriptures, in prayer and in fasting, trusting the Lord for every single thing in her life. And it works!
She is always in the Spirit. Always seeking for the Lord, always seeking for a revelation and her entire life is full miracles and amazing testimonies. The Lord taught me a lot through her.
Fruit of the Spirit
Sister Donia was married to an adulterous non believer man and this situation led her to the Continuer de lire « Mighty woman »
My car key obeyed
I took my 18 years old Renault Clio to MOT last month and after a few repairs it passed fine after the retest. I thought that I was sorted for 12 months when realized that the car was shaking when I go over 30 m/h.
I took it to my mechanic who told me that he will have to change the drive shaft. I’m not sure what it was but I had to pay another £40 on the top of £315 I had already paid for the repairs for the MOT.
After 3 days without a car I finally got it back and rushed to Lidl as I had to do some shopping. When came back to the car it would not start!! The car key would not turn in the barrel. I was thinking what’s going on with this car!!! Is there a ghost or a demon in this car ? 🙂 (only joking)
Continuer de lire « Spiritual Dominates Material »
All about persistence
In April 2017, I began to feel the desire to put myself available for the Lord again. I knew I had done it before and it had not worked out as I was expecting. But I also knew that I had learned humility and I was willing to learn more with the Lord.
I was working full-time as an IT Analyst. My work contract was going to terminate end of May but I had the opportunity to apply for a permanent role. Even if I was afraid of being ashamed as I felt in 2015 (shame then glory), I knew that the Lord had taken care of me and would always do so.
I spoke to my team leader and notified to her that I was not going to apply for the Continuer de lire « Second attempt »
Nothing is wasted
In March 2015, I was listening to some tapes of Charles Finlay about revival and I began to feel an urge to put myself available for God. I was still working at the Law firm where I met Fermina but I knew that when the Lord calls you, he takes care of you.
He told us: « But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well » Matt 6v33.
We eventually sold our second house in France I knew we were going to have some money in. I spoke to my pastor about leaving my job and putting myself available for God but he thought it was not a good idea. Continuer de lire « Shame then Glory »
Yahweh is everything.
Yahweh has created everything.
Everything is in Yahweh and Yahweh is in everything.
Yahweh contains everything and nothing can contain Yahweh.
Everything from the ground to the sky, from the sky to the end of the universe.
From the stars to the planets million miles away,
From the galaxies to the milky way. Continuer de lire « Yahweh Is »
Spirit and Works
One day, my wife handed to me a leaflet for a Christian concert with rap music, reggae and so on. I was not deeply moved to go as I still had painful memories regarding Rap with Christ.
For some reason she was insisting that I should go as I would like it. So I eventually went with our daughter with me. She was 7 at the time. I really enjoyed this concert! There were around 30 people in a hotel but I was impressed to hear the youth testifying about Christ and what he did for us at the cross. They were so young but yet so bold!
I had a nice chat with the pastor at the end of the concert and I was enthusiastic about what they were doing. They were strong on evangelism and discipleship. Basically the concept was 1) Reaching people with the gospel, 2) Disciple them in Jesus’ way, 3) Release them as pastors so they can « reproduce » themselves. Continuer de lire « Pentecostal Experience »
She was called
In May 2013 I started a new job in a Law firm as an IT Analyst. I had spent 11 months in a call center and the Lord had opened the door for a better job with a better salary and more than that!
This new job was really challenging as I had to do everything in English. In my previous job I was speaking in French 70% of the time. In that new job, I had lawyers and PAs over the phone and all day!! I jumped from 20 to 40 incoming phone calls a day.
One day I heard one of my co-workers speaking French and that was so nice to hear my language at work. I introduced myself to her. She was French and had joined the company 2 weeks after me. We will call her Fermina. Continuer de lire « Fermina »
Giving to the Lord
In June 2013, I made a step of faith in the area of finances. This changed my way of thinking and my approach when it comes to finances.
I remember hearing my pastor preaching on tithing and that was quite new for me. I was born in the spirit in a Baptist church and they were preaching to give according to what the Lord put on your heart.
My pastor in the pentecostal church was telling me that we rob the Lord when we don’t give 10% of what we earn and I was challenged by this. I went to my bible but I could not find a scripture supporting that statement in the new testament.
It’s about trust
However I noticed that I was afraid to give 10% of my salary and I knew that this fear Continuer de lire « Trusting for finances »
Next to the house
I was saved in the Baptist Church in 2002 but since I was baptised in the Spirit in January 2012, denomination was not an issue for me. I was more interested in hearing from the Lord and go wherever he would send me and do whatever he would like me to do.
After three days in Belfast, I found a room to rent in a house in the Ravenill Avenue in East Belfast. I was praying the Lord to show me in which church to go on Sunday. There are so many churches in Belfast! Each 100 meters or so you have one and it’s not a joke! Continuer de lire « Methodist friends »
All was planned
I had been in Northern Ireland for 6 months on my own and my wife and the kids were supposed to join me for good in January 2013. Before this they came for a taste of Belfast during the Christmas period. They enjoyed the city and my Methodist friends.
After new year’s eve, they were supposed to fly back to France on the 1st of January 2013 but we were 2 minutes late at the airport and they would not let us check in.
I was so angry! For 2 minutes! I was arguing with some members of the company but they would not let them go.
Then I was arguing with wife blaming her because they spent too much time to get ready. She was blaming me because I knew we were late and I did not take a taxi but instead I still waited for the bus. We were blaming each other but it was too late to change this. Continuer de lire « Crossed the Channel »
Welcome to NI!
When I left my job after twelve years in October 2011, I had in mind to be very much involved in the music ministry for Christ. We were about the release an album when everything collapsed. See the post Rap with Christ.
Then the Lord spoke to me in a Dream in February 2012 so I was trying get ourselves prepared for pastoral ministry. I heard about a Bible school in Switzerland. Some friends in our church were about to apply for it.
It’s a very good school because they would welcome families and not only individuals. I thought it was a good idea but my wife would not think the same. I tried to convince her for weeks but she would not move. I was thinking I can’t force her to go to bible college!! It won’t work either.
« Closed doors lead you to opened ones »
All my plans were failing. My music plan failed then an eventual move to bible college Continuer de lire « Change of direction »
On 23rd February 2012, I was going to meet my cousin as he was going to introduce me to a friend of his who was selling a car. That was a Ford Mondeo and the price was really low. I had a Citroen Xantia before which had given me a lot of headaches and I was so excited to move on.
With my wife and our two children, we travelled over two hours to meet them. My son was only four months. Eventually I was happy with the car. My cousin’s friend had done the MOT the same day so we signed the papers, handed the money and after a quick coffee we started our journey back home. Continuer de lire « In a dream »
When I was in the Caribbean, with my friend and two other members we started a rap band called « Warriors ». Norbert was the one introducing us to this type of music. I then discovered the Wu Tang Clan, Killah Priest, Killarmy and some French rappers also like IAM, NTM, Oxmo Puccino, Arsenik and so on.
I developed a passion for writing rap songs. It was a good way to express what I had inside of me. Even if we were ambitious and I think talented, we never made a serious step to produce something like an album or to organize a local gig. I wrote my first rap song in 1997.
I left the Caribbean two years later with this seed of writing rap songs inside me. When Norbert joined me in Paris in 2000 both of us had improved a lot. Our texts were more mature and deeper. Continuer de lire « Rap with Christ »
A special day
This 19th January 2012 around 3pm was definitely a big turn in my journey on Earth as I began to walk in the power of my heavenly Father.
A few months earlier the Lord had arranged for me to make contact with my friend Norbert that I had not seen for 7 years.
He was my friend for many years as we grew up together in the Caribbean then we move to France with 1 year interval, me before him after.
We shared many deep experiences together good and bad. We were born in the Spirit around the same period too.
Continuer de lire « Spirit Baptism in 2012 »
It was hidden!
I had a « friend » that I will call Giovanni for confidentiality purposes. We went to school together for three years in the Caribbean and we used to mess around together. I mean, a lot!
Like every human being my natural tendency was to do evil and Giovanni was helping me to translate this natural tendency into reality.
From smoking to stealing things from people, I was introduced to a life when evil was at the center.
Praise the Lord, I gave my life to Jesus a few years after and I know that my sins were forgiven! I am washed by the blood of the lamb. Continuer de lire « Lesson of forgiveness »
Darkness before light
The year 2011 was full of important events for me. My wife became pregnant early in February which was a good news!!! I was praying the Lord for a boy as we already had a five years old girl; but I was quite flexible and would be happy whatever gender it was going to be.
We had moved to a bigger house but we had some works to do on the first floor to extend the house.
Meanwhile I was looking another job closer to our new house. The journeys between home and work had become very tiring. Over one hour by car. Over two hours by transport. I was exhausted!! Continuer de lire « Number 11 »
We started well
Once I was born again, I had a strong desire to be with believers, to talk about scriptures and pray in a corporate way. What I was doing in church was not enough for me. And my best friend Norbert had given his life to the Lord around the same period and his sister too.
As he was living with his sister and her husband, we started to meet every fortnight to pray and to spend time in the word. I enjoyed so much these meetings. Everyone could share his or her experiences in the past fifteen days and we would build each other. Continuer de lire « Holy meetings »
I experienced that one too and I know it’s true.
In 2007, I successfully applied for a career break and, leaving wife and daughter in France, I went to London for 9 months to learn English.
In France, after a certain number of years in the same company (5 years minimum), you can apply for a career break for a training of your choice while your company maintain your salary.
The government then refunds your company. The government launched this to help employees to change career. Continuer de lire « Bad company corrupts »
Inside and outside water
It took us almost one year to be water baptised after our conversion, my wife and I. We were saved in a Baptist church, North of Paris and we attended a few meetings with the pastor so we can fully understand the implications of the water baptism.
I really enjoyed this preparation time! I could ask questions and I was really excited to be baptised. I wanted to be a disciple and to follow Jesus everywhere he would take me, whatever it would cost me. I still have the same fire today!
I remember that we had to give our testimonies before the day of the baptism and even if it was easy for me to write, it still could not speak front of people without sweating like marathoner. Continuer de lire « Water Baptism in 2003 »
The Lord’s agents
I was born again and so delighted! My girlfriend came back to the Lord as well and we got married two months after our repentance.
I was then a child of God but also a husband. A few months later I felt the need to make some progress in my career so I can support my wife as she was still studying. I was also thinking about having children so I enrolled in an IT evening class in the attempt to boost my career. Continuer de lire « Maria’s Auntie »
Filled with emptiness
August 1999, I moved to Paris from the Caribbean to start a new life!
I was supposed to go to Uni to study IT Software Engineering but for some reason, I felt tired of studying.
My brother was working in an IT company providing services to a very famous French bank and they were looking for some IT field technicians. My BTEC in IT was enough and I got the job 3 weeks after landing in Paris. I was so excited!
I had my driving license for 4 months only and here I was driving in Paris with a company car. What a privilege!
I was living on a campus in the South of Paris, as I was supposed to be a student. I was not allowed to keep the room but I was following the flow. Many people would illegally keep those rooms once finished their studies.
They would pay a small fee to register at Uni but would never go as the campus administration would check this only at the beginning of each year.
Even if my conscience was telling me that it was wrong I could not resist the desire to save money and many people were doing it so I did it!
I made new friends on the campus (most of them were from the Caribbean) and I started a long cycle Working, Partying, Sleeping, Working, Partying, Sleeping, Working, Partying, Sleeping. Continuer de lire « Born in the Spirit in 2002 »
France hosted and won the football world cup in the summer 1998 and
almost the whole country (The Caribbean included) became united like one man.
One year later everybody was talking about this as is if had happened the week end before. I was a big football fan and I too had a tape record of the final and I would watch it from time to time. I was feeling so good each time I was seeing Zidane scoring his 2 goals. Pure joy!!!
I witnessed how victory in sport can put people together (at least for a short period). It seemed as if nobody was concerned about the color of skin or origins anymore.No classes, no discrimination, no differences, just pure happiness. Continuer de lire « Move to France in 1999 »
Life was going on for my family and for I like for anybody else. Two of my elder sisters had already left the nest. They went to live in France. Dad was working as a painter and mum as a housekeeper. Both of them working for the same company.
One weekend they decided to take the whole family to the beach for a barbecue before going back to school after the summer break.
My dad was not driving but a friend of his and my brother-in-law, who was in holidays in the Caribbean, took all of us to the beach in 2 cars.
We found a nice space to put all the stuff, food, drinks, etc.. and we started to enjoy to warm water, the sun, and the sand. Everything was just perfect! Continuer de lire « Shaken by death in 1989 »
Nothing happens by accident
The Lord had decided that I was going to come to the Earth on the 9 January 1979 around 10 am and guess what ?? It happened just as he had decided.
That was the beginning of my journey on Earth, in this world. I am very thankful to the Lord for allowing me to come to « this life« . You hear a lot about abortions and miscarriages Continuer de lire « Born in the flesh in 1979 »