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Causeless Or Caused? (1)

Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse will not land on its intended victim. Prov 26v2 (NLT) 



This verse is very explicit. You do not need to fear any curse as long as you do not deserve it. That curse cannot rest on you if you are innocent. There are however several things to watch out for. This is not about being negative; it is what is clearly stated in the Bible. ‘The LORD is slow to anger and filled with unfailing love, forgiving every kind of sin and rebellion. But he does not excuse the guilty. (‘The LORD is slow to anger and filled with unfailing love, forgiving every kind of sin and rebellion. But he does not excuse the guilty- Num 14v18a). You could be deserving of curses if you offend the following. 


1. GOD- YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER: But you will be cursed if you reject the commands of the LORD your God and turn away from him and worship gods you have not known before. (Deut 11v28). If you disobey His commandments, He will punish. You are beckoning on curses i

●You engage in idolatry (Deut 27v15). If you exalt any other person or thing above God, you are inviting curses to yourself.

●You are a thief (Deut27v17)- if you take whatever is not yours, you are cursed. If you forcefully take anything, or you pick thinks from your place of work that were not released to you, you are signing up for trouble.

●You are deceitful and misleading (Deut 27v18)- if you deceive or mislead the blind(physically blind spiritually blind or the ignorant), you are playing with fire. This might look trivial but it is a serious matter. A common example is telling someone who asks you for direction to go the opposite way. Let’s be careful.

●You deny someone justice (Deut 27v19)- if God has placed you in a position of authority, use the position correctly. Don’t oppress those that are at your mercy simply because you don’t like them or because they are not in your ‘click’. If your friend is the one that is wrong, tell him he is wrong. Don’t manipulate judgement.

●You engage in sexual sin(s) (Deut 27v20-23)- any form of sexual sin (fornication, adultery, homosexualism, bestialism, incest, etc) brings curses upon man. Beware

●You are a murderer (Deut 27v25)- “thou shall not kill!” Don’t kill another person’s vision, don’t kill another person’s chances of being successful,…by your manipulation.

●You close your eyes to the needs of the poor (Prov 28v27)- do not ignore the under-privileged. Be sensitive to their needs and help them when you have the ability to. God has blessed you so that you can be a blessing!

●You are a Hypocrite (Is 65v1-7)- stop the ‘holier than thou’ attitude. Stop living double lives. Be plain before the Lord. Stop deceiving yourself.

●You are a covenant breaker (Jer11v3)- be a man/woman of your word! Fulfill your vows. Fulfill your part of the covenant you make with God or man.

●You are a cheat (Mal1v14)- you will be cheating yourself indirectly if you continue to cheat because the blessing you should have received if you had not cheated will be cut down or stopped. Stop cheating your customers, workers, employers,…Remember, you can not cheat God. He sees everything you are hiding. Remember Ananias and his wife (Sapphira)!

●You preach things contrary to the Word of God or uphold false doctrines (Gal1v8-9)- someone might actually be falling into error without taking note. Let the Word of God ONLY, be your standard and God Himself- your examiner.

●You don’t love the Lord (1Cor 16v22)- I will like to take a pause on this point. If you love God, you will obey His commandment. Disobeying the Lord causes curses to migrate towards you(Deut 28v15-45). Love the Lord and Live! 


2. YOUR BIOLOGICAL PARENT: ‘Cursed is anyone who dishonors father or mother.’ 

And all the people will reply, ‘Amen.’ (Deut 27v16). 

Do not dishonour your parents. Make sure not to insult them. Dishonouring one’s parent is a capital offense. As a matter of fact, in the old testament, the death penalty was the punishment for dishonoring a parent (Ex21v27). 

No matter what achievement you might have made or had, give your parent the honour they deserve. Long and short of this- Honour your parent! 


OMOSEBI, Mary Omolola

You Are Important

Your vision may be to stand alongside the number one man or leading lady. Don’t let anyone devalue you because you are not leading the pack. A well served man or woman is renewed and strengthened by your service. You are as important as the number one fellow.

Be faithful and God will preserve you (Ps 31v23). He cannot forget or overlook your labour of love. Every part of your body is important. 


Imagine your head being alone without any other part. That means your head will do the thinking, walking, digestion, defecating,… (I can’t imagine it that’s why I’m asking you to do that- on a lighter mood) 


After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. 1Cor 3v5-8 


God assigns to each person specific assignments. Face your duties. Carry them out diligently. Don’t devalue yourself. Don’t let anyone look down on you. The way to go about that is by making sure you understand clearly your assignment. If you do, you will be able to face anyone boldly and tell them “Don’t try to misdirect or confuse me. I know where I am headed and I know the means by which I must get there!” If you don’t know or you are not sure, ask your maker (God). He is the master-planner. 


You are important in God’s eyes (to Him) irrespective of the assignment you are given- leading or following.

Hath Thou Clean?

Yeah, I’m talking to you. Are you clean? Spotless? Without wrinkle? Have you kept yourself away from every form of defilement? Are you still 100% committed to your spouse? So many questions, right? 

We are in a world where defilement enters the same bus or plane as you everyday. It works in your office. Walks into the church. It’s all over gigantic billboards. Almost the only thing shown off on tv. It has successfully injected itself into the system of many. People are beginning to perceive it’s colour to be white instead of black. It’s a hard one right? I mean staying pure. 


Ask yourself, “Am I clean?” If the answer is “yes”, then you need to guard against outside immoral influences. And if the answer is “no”, then you need to repent and do some housecleaning. Don’t be like the young man who fell into immorality by going after the harlot “as an ox goes to the slaughter” (Prov. 7:22). Instead, make sure that you are clean, both personally and in your home. That means being careful what you think about and look at, making sure to keep the right company. 


I challenge you today, stay clean. Stop dipping your hand in sin. Stop trading your birthright for a bowl of forbidden pottage. Stay true to your marital vows. Stop that adulterous relationship you are engaging in in your mind. Maybe you’ve even taken a step backward by physically involving yourself in immorality. That path is the path of death. It’s time to make a U-turn. Return home. Choose life. 


Sexual purity is still possible with the help of the Holy Spirit. Desire a regenerated heart from God, ask for it and He’ll give you. Yes, even in the midst of the present gross decadence. The Holy Spirit can help you block your mind from all the evil walking around. Make up your mind in Jesus. Trust Him for help. 


Make sure immorality cannot even be smelled in your home. It must never be heard of. Our God is holy. Stop ‘de-holying’ yourself! 

Shalom! 

-Omosebi Mary Omolola

Let’s talk Chastity! (2)

Still on the issue of chastity. This time around the focus is on the married. O yes, before you ask, chastity concerns the married too. 


Chastity within the confines of marriage means you don’t do anything to violate your marriage either with someone other than your spouse (adultery) or with yourself (pornography). Your marriage is honourable and must be kept in a place of honour.



The focal scripture is still Hebrews 13:4- 
Marriage is honourable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.


Adultery is voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not their spouse. 




Before we go too far, you must know that once your thought drifts towards another person in a sexual way, you’re an adulterer. Yes, even without touching the person physically. 



Check this out: But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. ( Matthew 5:28) 




Candice Watters says, “Purity means that married people may have sex only with each other, and only in ways that honor and celebrate God’s purposes. 

Anything that dishonors them is impure, grieves God and ultimately hurts even the spouses themselves.


A few examples are having sex in ways that hurt or humiliate, refusing sex out of spite, making selfishly excessive demands for sex, refusing the gift of children, and pretending that the spouse is someone else.” 



Being chaste as a married person will help you have a happy marriage. Your marriage is a priority. Being faithful is your aim.





 No reason at all justifies you cheating on your spouse.



 As she suddenly gone fat? Take her to the gym or become her personal trainer. Chastity is you staying true to your marital vows even if her Oby/Gyn has asked her to stay off sex for the remaining part of the pregnancy she’s carrying. Chastity is you staying put with your husband during the time of financial crisis without selling your body for money. 


Don’t be deceived. God can not be mocked. What a man (or woman) sows he (or she) will reap. These are perilous times. The devil is fighting to bring as many people as possible down by engaging in various sins.


An adulterer is a traitor. God’s judgement awaits traitors (2Tim. 3:4). Stop defrauding your spouse. Stop breaking the vows you made to your spouse before God. Go and amend your ways if you’re guilty as charged. You can stay true and faithful in this world full of betrayal and lust. 



God’s grace is sufficient for you to stay true to your vows!


You can stay pure if you decide to.

-OMOSEBI, Mary Omolola

Let’s Talk Chastity! (1)

Sadly, this topic is turning into a ‘not so fancy’ topic as the days go by (Sigh). 

Chastity is sexual purity. It is a virtuous character. It is purity in conduct and intention (action and thought alike). Chastity concerns everyone, married or unmarried.

Marriage is honourable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge (Hebrews 13:4) 


The focus of this first part is the unmarried. Fornication is sexual intercourse between people not married to each other. 

Hebrews 13:4 talks about God judging fornicators. If you are unmarried and having sex you are wrong.

 Some people say that they must “sample the goods” they are about to buy before they can pay. Some ‘samplers’ run away after consuming the better part of the “goods” (thieves). Some men even threaten their fiancees with breaking off their relationships if she refuses to allow them with their selfish requests. God is watching! 


Be not deceived. Sex is not love. If he/she truly loves you, he/she’ll wait for you. Don’t give in out of desperation. Wait for the right time- after marriage. God’s judgment isn’t something to dare. Don’t build your marriage on a faulty foundation. 



Some women were discussing sometime ago in a particular group and I was totally shocked at the disgraceful things they were saying. The question was “what was your experience like on your wedding night?”. Answers like “I was very tired because I was heavily pregnant. I gave birth the following week” totally broke my heart. Several other heart wrenching comments flooded the place. Only a minute few married as virgins. How sad! Then I thought and still keep thinking, “what values will be passed to the children that are just being born?” 

You and I can be instruments of change by setting our priorities right. The watchword should be: “MARRIAGE BEFORE SEX”. 


It’s so sad what the values are in this age. Unlike before when virginity was highly cherished and a thing of pride. I believe it still is any way. It’s not just a thing of culture. Hear what the Bible says in Deuteronomy 22:13-21: 

If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, … and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid. … But if this thing be true, and 

the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: 

Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die. 


God’s standard remains the same. Your virginity should be a gift to your husband or wife. Note that I’m talking to both men and women. It concerns both sexes. Fornication is a sin, take it or leave it. You can stay chaste. Choose to. 



Sex is God’s gift, beautiful only within the confines of marriage. If till now you are keeping your virginity safe, please lock it even farther away till you wed. In case you have been engaging in the sin of fornication, please listen to God’s shout out to you today to quit. Turn away from that unholy path. God is merciful, come to Him for forgiveness. He’ll cleanse you and make you as white as snow. Flee from everything that keeps taking you down that sinful path. Make up your mind to live a life of sexual purity.

You can stay chaste if you set your heart to.


OMOSEBI, Mary Omolola

A Working Relationship With God Births A Working Relationship With Man

The Word of God is health and life not only to our soul, but also to the marrow of our bones. God has taught me that His word is alive and powerful. When someone shares a verse from His Word, God wants us to actively incorporate it into our thoughts. We shouldn’t just read His Word but also ask God to make it abide within us. 

Psalm 90:14 says, “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” 

This verse talks about satisfaction. If we want satisfaction, we must be ready to invest. We can’t just decide one day and say, “Lord, I want to be satisfied with You for the rest of my days. I want to know the kind of love that is better than life. And I ask You to give it to me today,” and then expect that our needs will be met until we see Him face to face. It doesn’t work like that. 


Our needs are a daily concern. We wake up every day and have new ones. When we spend time with God, He convicts us about our attitude and motives. We get the privilege of pouring out our hurt to Him. It’s a good opportunity to remove from our cup anything that is false comfort. We pour our heart out in order to make room for Him because He wants to fill our hearts with His love. 


If we’re already full of our own anxieties and concerns, we don’t have very much room for Him. So it’s very important that we start our day pouring out ourselves and our needs to the Lord, allowing Him to meet us at the point of our needs rather than looking for others to satisfy the need. 


I’m not talking about a ‘prosperity gospel’ whereby we ask Him for ‘things’. I’m referring to being filled with our heavenly Father Himself. Our prayer should be, “Lord, satisfy me. Not with crumbs under the table but from the feast You’ve prepared for my soul. I long for You, fill me.” Not just what You can give me, I want YOU.” When we begin to approach Him like that and ask Him to rid us of the lesser gods in our lives, He’ll not only fill that cup, He will overflow it. Only God can satisfy our souls. 


One thing that is so incredible about allowing our Father to meet our needs first thing in the day is that our spouse or friend showers us with love later on, our cup overflows. But it’s not their job to initially meet the needs of our soul. Therefore, they enjoy the delight (and so do we) of causing this wonderful overflow. And what a difference that makes. 


Want a better human relationship, work at a better relationship with God! 

-Omosebi, Mary  Omolola. 


Verses that inspire: 

Psalm 143:10- Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. 


Hebrews 10:22-23- let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 


Psalm 5:11-12- But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. 
Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. 

1John 4:16a- And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.

Marry God’s Friend

 

I have read and heard many people who advice that one thing that makes marriage work is to marry your friend. But this theory has failed many. They marry this so-called friend and he begins to act like a stranger. They begin to wonder where the person they thought they knew and got married to walked off to. I agree that it’s good to marry your friend, but the most important formula is to marry A Friend of God.
If that person is a friend of God, it simply means that he fears God. God is the centre of his life. His thoughts, actions and speech are controlled by God. A friend of God knows the laws of God. He honours God’s Words. A friend of God wants to do everything just to please God.
Only a friend of God will live with you peacefully. The Prince of peace is his Lord. It is a friend of God that will make sure you align with God’s purpose for your life. He understands that you are one and the same before God. It is a friend of God that will love you like Christ loves His church. He carries God on the inside of him. He is accustomed to the ways of God; the ways of God have become his ways. Man is fallible. Being your friend can change at any time. Being God’s friend is signing up for stability.
You have to be God’s friend too. Only then can the equation be balanced. Are you a friend of God?
God knows those who are His. Let him give you one of His friends to marry.
I pray God’s best for you in Jesus’ name!
~OMOSEBI Mary Omolola, PhD 

 

©2015

Don’t Stop!

The story of Isaac in Genesis 26 is a story that challenges me in a marvellous way. It is a story of persistence. He was faced with all sorts of challenges. His efforts were being frustrated. He however was not frustrated. His enemies did all they could to make sure He did not achieve his aim. They kept pulling trouble with him.


They pushed and pulled him but he did not reach a breaking point. He had this quality that resembled that of a good elastic material. He always returned to status quo. He was always back to pursue his goal. He had a vision. His eyes were stuck on the prize. He was going to dig a well that belonged to him no matter what. He refused to be distracted. He did not give up. He was struck down but he wasn’t destroyed. He braced up and moves on to take over new grounds. 


In persistence lies your strength. You must keep pushing. The harder you push, the weaker the obstacle in your way becomes.


I am here to encourage you today to hold on to your God-given dreams. Don’t you give up now. You’ve come too far to do that. God has not brought you this far to leave you stranded. Build up your most holy faith. 

Don’t give up trying. 

Don’t give up on that marriage. 

Don’t give up on that child. 

Don’t give up on that business.

Don’t stop! Don’t quit! Don’t give up!


Tell yourself, 

“I am going to birth a life baby. I don’t care how many times this pregnancy has been tampered with. 

I am a survivor. 

I am an overcomer. 

I will fulfill destiny. 

I am not giving up. 

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” 


Like David was told here’s the message for you today:

Pursue!

Overtake!

Recover all!


Go and win with Jesus!


~Omosebi, Mary Omolola

©2015

I Will Lift Up My Eyes To The Lord


It’s easy to fall into the error of relying on human beings in this age and time when it seems like the tendency of you getting what you want is higher if you know people in ‘high places’.

The truth is that many have shifted their focus from God Almighty with whom nothing is impossible unto His handiwork.

To this end, many of us have become idolaters without even perceiving it.

Think about it yourself…

Once a problem arises, your phone is the next point of call. You surf through your contact list to see who should help you. You begin making several calls and your faith is in a man like you. Some even brag that they can’t have challenges in certain aspects. Even though with their lips they are saying, “God is in control”, what is actually running through their mind is “My uncle the Senator is in control”.



 
Many forget to ask God for His view. I have heard people say severally that “God will not come down from heaven, He will definitely use human beings”. Who says? Have you forgotten that He chose to feed Elijah by sending ravens to give him food? You need to stop pre-empting God. He chooses how and by whom He would wrought His wonders. Why not wait for Him to choose who He wishes to use to solve your problem? He definitely knows best. He never disappoints. If only you will trust Him. 


 
Cease to trust in [weak, frail, and dying] man, whose breath is in his nostrils [for so short a time]; in what sense can he be counted as having intrinsic worth? (Isaiah 2:22 AMP)
From whom do you seek help? 
 
In whom do you trust?
 
In God I trust!
 
~Omosebi, Mary Omolola
©2015


 

 

But God Speaks

Why seek solutions to your problem from the created when you can go to the creator? Why seek answers from mere men? Why yield to the suggestion coming from whoever to go to someplace where they can carry out some divination concerning your challenge? Why bow to other gods? 

And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? (Isaiah 8:19)

One major thing that makes it impossible for us to hear God speak to us is SIN. Sin creates a thick wall between ourselves and God. In science, we were taught that sound waves are transported by air. That’s why when you are locked up in a brick-walled room, you won’t hear a thing being said on the outside. Sin builds a sound-proof wall around us. Only repentance can bring down that wall. Just like God would not hear us when we live in sin, we also will not hear Him when He speaks. Sin is an ear-plug. You must let the blood of Jesus watch you if you must hear Him.

Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear. Then the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him That there was no justice. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear (Isaiah 59:1-2).

The Holy Spirit is whom we need to hear from God. He tunes our antennas to the frequency of God. It will therefore be impossible to hear God speak if the Holy Spirit is not in you. Before you start complaining that you can’t hear from Him, check yourself. The problem in the communication line must lie in you. God’s promise stands sure. He has promised that once we are endowed with The Holy Spirit, we will be in the know of the ‘hidden’ things.

“In the Last Days,” God says, “I will pour out my Spirit on every kind of people: Your sons will prophesy, also your daughters; Your young men will see visions, your old men dream dreams. When the time comes, I’ll pour out my Spirit On those who serve me, men and women both, and they’ll prophesy (Acts 2:17).



The issue with many is their inability to wait for God to speak to them. The ‘NOW’ syndrome has taken over many people’s lives. It is eating into the lives of many children of God today like cancer. They are so in a hurry that they decide to look for shortcuts. They choose to go to palm readers, card readers, sorcerers, etc. They don’t believe in the ability of God to do all things. They have forgotten that no one can help God. He is the All-knowing God. In Him alone lies the answers that you seek.

God has spoken once; twice have I heard that power belongs to God. In case you are still doubting that God speaks, I tell you today that He does speak. Jesus is the Way and the Truth. You want the truth, Jesus is the only Way to it.

~Omosebi, Mary Omolola
©2015

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