June 29, 2020

9 Powerful gifts of the Holy Spirit, you may not know you possess.

9 Powerful gifts of the Holy Spirit, you may not know you possess. 1Cor 12: 8


There have been so many encounters of the Holy Spirit in Bible and in so many cases it has been discovered that most of this encounters started from when Jesus Christ was conceived. It is stated in the Bible that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit; Matthew 1:18, 20, how did that happened was not stated in the Bible.
So right from the Jesus started his ministry the Holy Spirit has only been with him, even John the Baptist preached about it saying “I baptise you with water to show that you have repented, but the one who will come after me will baptise you with the Holy Spirit” Matthew 3:11.

John didn’t possess the Holy Spirit before then, it was after the baptized Jesus Christ, the bible says “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he came up out of the water, and he saw the spirit of God coming down like a dove and alighting on him”.

The Holy Spirit is like a support given to us by God through his son Jesus Christ. Without the Holy Spirit many would go astray or fall into many trap of the Holy spirit. Possessing the gifts of the Holy Spirit is of good benefit to we Christians, the true fact here is that you cannot possess the following gifts of the Holy Spirit if you are living in sin. These gifts enable us to accomplish the God given potentials in us. The Holy Spirit is so sacred that it cannot dwell in an evil heart or Persons who does what God hate.

The following below are the Gift God has given to us in other to do his good works and also accomplish our God given potentials.

Gift of WISDOM (1Cor 12 : 8A) – Wisdom is one of the principal things we need in life. When you possess God’s gift of wisdom, your daily and life activities will be easy and in unstoppable progress. You will have special ways of dealing with people, life etc. one of the perfect ways of getting this wisdom is by praying for these gift and reading the Bible (Proverbs).

Knowledge (1Cor 12:8B) – Sometimes when we do an extra ordinary task or win in a difficult situation we think it’s our normal ability, without knowing it’s the Spirit gift of Knowledge. The Holy Spirit knows everything, so he tends to help you when you are in a closed situation.

Faith (1Cor 12 : 9A) – The spirit gives faith, hope or faith comes from nowhere, it does not come from money, technology. The gift of faith is given by the Holy Spirit, when you have been bestowed with the spirit of faith, things begin to work in your own wish, and you can command things to happen by the name of Jesus.

Power to Heal (1Cor 12:9B) – Though there have been so many false people performing miracles, without being judgmental here, we don’t know their sources. The truth of the matter is that even the Devil has the power to heal, perform miracles but it doesn’t last, he does what is called primitive trade by barter. The true spirit of God gives an ultimate power to heal, just as it happened after the death of Jesus Christ, where he gave them power to heal, perform miracles, cast away demons etc.

Power to work Miracles (1Cor 12 : 10A) – Just as stated above, you might have the gift of performing Miracles, but you have not yet discovered that, go to God in prayers ask him to show and that gift in you.

The Gift of speaking God’s message (1Cor 12 : 10B) – Here is a gift God mostly appreciate, when you use this gift of speaking God’s message and people gets converted, change from their evil ways, there is a bountiful blessing for you both here on earth and in heaven. Speaking God’s message requires speaking about Holiness, prosperity, faith etc.

Ability to tell the difference between gifts that come from the Spirit and those that do not. (1Cor 12 : 10C) – This is also a very useful gift. This world we are now, so many false prophets, miracle workers, preachers have abound, and it is difficult to discern which is truly from God, yet you see full audience in such places of worship out of ignorance. But possessing the gift stated above, you won’t fall victim in such places.

Ability to Speak in strange Tongues - Yes, this is a gift you receive, when you are baptized by the Holy Spirit. The apostles started speaking in tongues on the day of Pentecost after the Holy spirit filled them. When you speak in tongues you are speaking directly to God, neither man nor the devil understand what you are saying.

Ability to explain what is said (Strange Tongues) – Likewise as I stated above, no one except God understands what is being said when you speak in tongues. So having the gift to interpret what is being said is another gift on its own to possess.

June 28, 2020

10 Easy Tips to overcome going late to church services

TIPS ON HOW TO OVERCOME GOING LATE TO CHURCH HOLY SERVICE.

So many controversies have been made on this phrase "going late to church", individuals have pondered if its actually a sin or if its being stated in the Bible as being a sin entering the House of God  late.

Yes, the bible did stared about this bad habit, in the Old testament 2 Samuel 20 its an an interesting portion of the Bible for this, also in the New testament Jesus told a story related to this habit in Matthew 25 v 1- 13.

Sometimes people delay meetings and gatherings so they can make a grand entrance and be noticed. Their motives are similar to those in Matt 6:5.

Read Also: 7 Things God Hates And Cannot Tolerate

See the following tips below to stop this Bad Habit.

1. Iron all your cloth before you sleep.

2. Polish/clean footwear before you sleep.

3. Get your Bible, Sunday School Manual, jotter, etc. ready in one place.

4. Get your tithe card, &. offering ready.

5. Sleep early.

6. Wake up on time.

7. Avoid saying _"Even when I get there early, I won't meet anyone"_
Get there early and let someone come and meet you too. Don't forget you are also someone.

8. Washing clothes on Sundays before church service is not encouraged. It may delay you.

Read Also: Why Speaking In Tongues Doesn’t Make You A True Christian.

9. If it takes you 15 minutes to drive/walk to the church, always make allowance for extra time in case of anything. For instance, if service is 8am and it takes you 10 minutes to drive/walk to church, it's always better to leave home 7:40.

10. Plan to get to church at least 10 mins before service starts.

11. Don't give room for friends and relatives to visit you a few hours to service. If they come when you are preparing for church, take them along or make them wait until you are back. They are not more important than God.

Going to church early invokes the blessing of the Lord upon your life.
Don't be a habitual late comer to church, it's a dishonour to your God.
Lateness to service is unfaithfulness.
let your worship be a sweet smelling sacrifice to God.

June 24, 2020

Why Speaking in Tongues doesn’t make you a True Christian.

Why Speaking in Tongues doesn’t make you a True Christian. (1Cor 14: 1 – 31)


In our recent, 9 Powerful gift of the Holy Spirit you may not know you possess, we stated that one of the gifts is Speaking in Tongues. Speaking in Tongues is spiritual affair where by you communicate to God alone and only he understands. It is speaking in truth by the Holy Spirit.

Nowadays, most people speak in tongues without connecting to the Holy Spirit; they just come along start speaking in Strange Tongues to the congregation in church, without interpretation of what was spoken.
In the book of 1Corintians 14:5 it quote “it is better you have the gift of proclaiming God’s message. For the person who proclaims God’s message is of greater value than the one who speak in strange tongues. Unless there is someone present who can explain what is said, so that the whole church may be helped”.

From the statement above you will understand that it does not matter how much you speak in tongue, what matters is how much you preach God’s word. Some servants of god force speaking in tongues to prove they are strong or connected. Speaking in tongues is a proof for unbelievers, not for believers, while the gift of proclaiming God’s message is proof for believers nor unbelievers. That is why most people want to go to churches where the head pray in tongues more, perform miracles while speaking in tongues more, than preaching God’s word.

Facts about speaking in Tongues and Proclaiming God’s message.

  1. Those who speak in strange tongues do not speak to others but to God, because no one understands them.
  2. But those who proclaim God’s message speak to people and give them help, encouragement and comfort.
  3. Those who speak in strange tongues help only themselves, but those who proclaim God’s message help the whole church.
  4. The person who proclaims God’s message is of greater value than the one who speak in strange tongues unless there is someone present who can explain what is said.
  5. The person, who speaks in strange tongues, then must pray for the gift to explain what is said.
  6. The gift of Speaking in tongues is proof for unbelievers, not for believers, while the gift of proclaiming God’s message is proof for believers not believers.

So in conclusion, my Brothers and Sisters, set your hearts on proclaiming God’s message, but do not forbid the speaking in strange tongues everything must be in a proper and orderly way.

June 23, 2020

[Music] Download Foreign gospel songs Mixtape 2019

Foreign gospel songs Mixtape from 2019
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As a tradition of Gospelcity Blog, we have composed a mixtape of foreign songs from 2019 for you to enjoy. The mixtape comprises of songs from, Travis green, tasha cobbs,Shana wilson, Lee land, Mc don Mckurlin, JJ Houghton etc. Hit the download link below.

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June 22, 2020

[Must Read] Depression the next world pandemic

Read why Depression can be the next pandemic.

Symptoms of depression
It is becoming more common in our days, whereby we find more people suffering from depression. Do you know that sometimes its people that are ignorant that even make other people depressed. Every time you gossip about someone, you are harming that person, every time you speak evil about someone even every time you break someone’s heart, so even if you are not the one depressed, you can be the cause of someone dealing with depression.

Here in this article we are looking at how we can use our relationship with God and deal with it. Though there are probably some medical ways to deal with it but that is not the case now.

WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

DEPRESSION is a feeling of severe despondency and dejection. Usually which last for a long period of time.

DEPRESSION is a serious medical illness that negatively affect how you feel, the way you think and how you act.

DEPRESSION is a state of feeling unhappy and without for the future.
So as human being we all have sessions when we are sad, that necessarily don’t mean that anytime we are sad, we are depressed.

WHO CAN BE DEPRESSED?
Most of us in our mind, when we talk about depression, we are thinking of people that are really going through a tough time, and to be frank with you, that is the major cause of it, a lot of people depressed are going through a tough time. But depression is not centered to those category of people only, any kind of person can be depressed. 


There are people that are well to do and rich but are very depressed. Statistically, countries that are well to do also have a very high suicidal rate, so don’t fall to the idea that somebody going through a difficult time is the only one depressed no! Anybody can be depressed, plagued, attacked by depression.
We will look at three examples of famous and wealthy people who were attacked by depression.
Like Anthony Bourdain, he is a very popular man, he used to run a CNN show, he is an international chef, he travels on air with premium class all around the world just to taste the food of other chefs. His net worth was about $16 million dollars (57 billion Naira). But about June 8th 2018, Bourdain was found dead by an apparent suicide by hanging.

 Do you know the kind of depression you would have gone through to the extent of committing suicide?

It is said that out of 10 people that commit suicide in USA, 7 of them are Americans, black people don’t like to kill themselves. Statistics reveal that in every 40 seconds, someone in the world commits suicide. 

In America for instance suicide have grown to about 25%. In America 44,965 people die by suicide yearly, 123 die per day and the common age range that people die is from 45 and 54, because they hit what they call midlife crisis, they enter a stage where they begin to think about their life, asking some pessimistic question such as, what am I doing with my life?, have I achieved anything?, this series of questions begin to lay some heaviness in them thereby causing depression.

There is a spirit of heaviness that come on people around that middle age, because its prolyl done to you, that you are in the second half of your life.


It has been found also that men are three times more likely to commit suicide more than women, this is very understandable because men bottle up emotions more, women are expressive, they cry a lot, talk a lot and they do a lot of things that ease tension a lot. Men don’t talk, men can be going through stuffs, bound in sin, bound in negative habit, bound in depression and never tell anybody. Men loose hope faster than women, women are naturally are fantasized. 

SOME CAUSES OF DEPRESSION

Disappointment – Disappointment in self (caused by self-pride because you think you are above mistake), disappointment in people, disappointment in God.

Temperament - In some cases this has been one of the causes of Depression. It is most common to the Melancholies.

Loss of loved one - This is another high causes of depression, especially losing a spouse, many people have prey of this cause for depression.

Financial issues – caused by economic crisis, maybe you use to have money then got bankrupt or have a business, which got burnt down by a fire outbreak, also some people can’t withstand debt, they can be so disturbed when they owe you and don’t have the money to pay back.

Over dependent on statement – that is taking alcohol, drugs etc., that is why I have never seen a Christian drunk making impact, winning soul for God, you can’t maintain those two lives. 
You can’t see a professional footballer who still is a professional table tennis player that is he want to partake in the both in the world cup. Literally what this means is that you can’t be a Christian and still be a partaker in the things of the world. You won’t be anything in the both of them and those are the most useless people.

Pressure to live up to people’s expectation – This can cause depression. Do you know a lot of things that make you angry is because of what society is saying and doing? For instance marriage, nobody gave the appropriate age for marriage, its society, so when you live a certain age and you are not married, you begin to get pressure. When you have the intention to be perfect for everybody you begin to get depressed.

Comparison – The reason some people can be depressed is because they are comparing themselves to other people’s life. In this life there people that will always be better than you in somethings, don’t say this person is finer, can sing or has more assets and accessories, this is more common to women.

SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION

TIREDNESS – If you are always tired, you are likely to be depressed, whether you did some major or minor work or not yet you are tired, infect when you get up from sleep in the morning you tired, because the anxiety didn’t let you rest even while you were asleep. If you check more of the things you say mostly comprises of the sentence “I’m tired”.

EXCESSIVE ANGER: That means small things provoke you more than they should. Moses had this issue in the Bible.

HATRED – When you are dealing with depression you hate people, because you don’t like the fact they are happy with their life, so you hate them.  Most times you see them on social media. They are the ones that come to troll people, even when you say the right thing.

SUICIDAL THOUGHT AND SUICIDAL BEHAVIOUR – These is another major symptoms of depression. You get depressed that death seem more attractive to you more than anything. Or even if you are not directly committing suicide but you are living a reckless way that will destroy your life.

LACK OF INTEREST IN THINGS YOU ARE NORMALLY INTERESTED IN – You lose interest in your family, kids, spouse, country, job, church.

TURNING TO STIMULANTS – When you drink, smoke drug too much, even if it is a cause, it can also be symptom.

Depression is not just a physical thing, it can start with a physical thing but it leads to what the bible calls the spirit of heaviness (Isaiah 61:3). In my next article I will be talking about the cure for depression.

June 21, 2020

[Must read] The implications of not covering your head in worship places as a woman.

Women covering head in worship places.

Is it a sin to leave leave my head open in church?

Recently I posted an article talking about Old Testament commandments that won’t make you go to heaven or hell if you obey or disobey them. Though this topic about a woman covering her head in place of worship got recognition in the New testament; where Paul made it clear to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 11:1-16).

In this twenty first century controversies have abound in in religious places about this dialogue, whether it is right for a woman to cover her head in public worship. 

From my end I will be speaking based on the scripture above. Paul quoted “so a man who prays or proclaims God’s message in public worship with his head covered disgraces Christ. And any woman who prays or proclaims God’s message in public worship with nothing on her head disgraces her husband; there is no difference between her and a woman whose head has been Shaved…..”

The point here means a woman who did not cover her head haven’t sinned against God, instead she is a disgrace to her husband, also Paul went ahead to give a scenario “there is no difference between her and a woman whose head has been shaved” that means it is only when a woman shaves the hair on her head, then she is obligated to cover her head in the place of worship. 

In other to buttress on this; let’s see the verse 14 of this same (1Corinthians 11:14-16). It says “why, nature itself teaches you that long hair on a man is a disgrace (15) but on a woman it is a thing of beauty. Her long hair has been given to her to serve as a 
covering”.

I guess Paul actually gave a final judgement on this, there is no bad whether you have your hair covered or not as a woman, unless you shaved your hair.

May 24, 2020

[Music] Download Frank Edwards - We worship you

Download Frank Edwards new song - We worship you.

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Prolific Gospel artist and producer Frank Edwards releases a spectacular single tagged "We worship you".

"We worship you" by Frank Edwards is self produced master piece by the artist, this song will take you to the realm of worship.

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