I Don’t Celebrate Palm Sunday.

In most Orthodox and some Pentecostal churches around the globe, “Palm Sunday” is celebrated today. This is a day chosen to celebrate Jesus’ kingly entry into Jerusalem barely a week before he was crucified. It is recorded that people laid down falm fronds and their clothes on the ground for him to ride in on the donkey. So, Happy Palm Sunday celebration!! I hope you had fun at church. *smiles.

Personally, I’m not one to attach much significance to specific days as all days are the same to me. I celebrate the coming, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus everyday. Lol. Don’t judge.

    

Rom 14:4

4 Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.  

    Rom 14:5-6

5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. KJV
No. I’m not gonna be talking about Palm Sunday. Instead, briefly, I’m going to be talking about the text above. 

Just like how some of you frowned when I admitted to adding no special significance to today, we all at some point must have frowned at people’s reservations, decisions and celebrations. 

In the beginning of that chapter, Paul spoke about receiving people who are “weak in faith” and in this context, he was referring to people who have reservations about eating some kind of food or esteeming specific days over the other. 

    Rom 14:1-3

14 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.

3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

I like the concluding sentence “for God has received him”. 

Honestly, as believers, I know nothing is unclean of itself and we are not bound to keep days or be restricted from certain types of food.

    

Rom 14:14

14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
KJV    

1 Cor 10:23-24

23 All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify. 2
NASB
 As true as that is, there are some people who have decided not to walk in that reality and a greater truth is, God has accepted them. Their choice of food or days wouldn’t change that. So even though I am fully persuaded that no day is special or above another, it would be unwise of me to judge people who aren’t persuaded in that manner. At the end of the day, all days belong to God and whether I regard one over another or I don’t, everything is to the lord.

    

Rom 14:6

6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
In the part of the world I live in, some believers believe ladies shouldn’t wear jewelry or trousers. I’m fully persuaded there’s nothing wrong with it but I don’t go around trying to judge their being weak in faith or start dispensing revs and rhems. We are all at different levels in faith. The most I’d do is to teach the word, try to explain that all things are lawful and can be done except when countering the edifying process and let them be. We do all to the glory of God, it doesn’t change our ‘believer’ status to ‘unbeliever’. God has accepted us all in Christ. There are lost sheep you could be using that energy to minister to, rather than expending it on things that might cause conflicts in the church.
So if you’re a new creation frenzy believer reading this, remember, we walk in love towards the family in Christ. Love covers all. Be slow to speak or judge. Be accommodating. Teach and correct in love, do not be puffed up with knowledge and be sarcastically prideful and foolish about it. Be wise. 

There are some places or people I converse with that I could correct a thing or two of their beliefs through the word but I’d rather just keep quiet as long as it isn’t affecting the fundamentals of the Christian faith –Righteousness in Christ.

If my speaking or correcting would cause more harm than good to their minds, especially when I’m not around to follow up, I reserve my comments. That simple. 

Have a lovely Sunday ahead! 

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Happy Palm Sunday 

Pearl cares.

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LOGICALLY ILLOGICAL

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Kisses here, Kisses there muuaaahhh!

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This year, I actually promise to be more consistent with my posts- it’s my new year’s resolution. (Now every time I use that word, I can’t help but laugh because last year I heard about a girl whose name is Resolution, I kid you not! lol) so back to the consistency of my posts, I actually made plans and would try to follow through with them. So be ready for some AMAAAZIING POSTS this year.

Earlier today, after my lectures in school, I was walking down with a couple of friends when we passed by a group of women talking; A lecturer, I assume, and three students. The three students were Muslims

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GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND BIRTHRIGHT

Good evening peeps!!!!

As believers, I’m sure we must have heard about the story of the infamous twins in the bible; Jacob and Esau and how one of them was a thief and the other’s worth was a meal of bread and pottage. Growing up, I always wondered what effect the sold birthright had on Esau that was so bad that he could never recover from it. Recently, I was just going through the story of Israel from His grandfather Abraham and I noticed something; Continue reading “GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND BIRTHRIGHT”

DailyPearls 30/6/17: SALVATION: YOU’RE A SON, SO WHAT?

Holla holla!!! How did our day go? First off, I’d like to appreciate everyone who started this DailyPearls journey with me, those who joined somewhere along the line, and to my first time readers… thanks for your love and support, it’s been amazing all the way. I got a lot of calls and text messages from close friends who gave testimonies of been blessed by the series and we give all Glory back to God. I’m pretty excited tonight and I wish ya’ll could see this really big smile on my face… thank you all, really.

Okay! About a week ago, we started a series tagged SALVATION and we’ve talked about .Today we are going to be rounding off with the topic titled ‘YOU’RE A SON, SO WHAT?’.  If you’ve been following the series you’d understand that Continue reading “DailyPearls 30/6/17: SALVATION: YOU’RE A SON, SO WHAT?”

DailyPearls 29/6/17: SALVATION: JUSTIFICATION ET RIGHTEOUSNESS

Good evening family…how did our day go? I’ve come to notice that I really enjoy writing DailyPearls in the evening. I feel I’m calmer and more collected because I would have done majority of my chores; so I’m indirectly apologizing for the late posts (I’ve had a couple of friends ask me about this). So we have been treating a Topic for a while tagged SALVATION and we’ve had about five installments on it. Today we are going to be talking briefly about JUSTIFICATION ET RIGHTEOUSNESS and I would be linking you to a past dailypearls post at the end of this post on FORGIVENESS OF SINS AND REDEMPTION. You can read it up as it’s one of the free gifts that comes with the package of Salvation that we have received. Straight to it;

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DailyPearls 28/6/17: SALVATION: THE SACRIFICE AND EXCHANGE

Good evening family.. I believe our day went well. Mine was pretty eventful and my body feels a bit tired. On today’s installment on DailyPearls, we are going to be talking about Christ’s SACRIFICE AND EXCHANGE. On previous posts on our SALVATION series, we were able to talk about stuff from creation up until Jesus’ life. And we were able to establish that Jesus as a man lived a perfect life.

The first Adam who represented humanity in the beginning fell and through him, sin and death reigned through humanity. That’s why even a baby that is born today is born in sin, because it was the nature that was passed unto us and not just its actions.

 

Ps 51:5

5 Surely I was sinful at birth,

sinful from the time my mother conceived me. NIV

 

In other to ‘undo what the first man; first Adam did; The second man; last Adam had to do something to counter the effect of what the first Adam did. So if the effect of what the first Adam did was sin and Death, the effect of what the last Adam would do would have to counter that which in turn brings life and righteousness. The bible records that Jesus is the Second Man and Last Adam.

 

1 Cor 15:45-46

45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being” e; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. NIV

 

1 Cor 15:21-23

21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.NIV

 

All these were going to happen in Christ but remember that the bible records that the wages of sin is death and no sin would go unpunished? Note that when we talked about THE ERA OF LAW, we explained that we were all cursed under the law because cursed is everyone who could not fulfill the law and we couldn’t because of the nature of sin in us then. God is Just and legal procedures must be done. He would never lower His standards. So before this new covenant, deal with the last Adam was going to happen, the requirements for the old covenant must be met. In our previous post, A LIFE OF PERFECTION, we see that God became flesh in Jesus and fulfilled the law that was required of us. So here’s Jesus as a man, perfect; and the rest of the world, sinners and imperfect. What happened was this, there was an exchange. Because he is God’s definition of righteousness as He’s God himself, he exchanged that righteousness with us and took on the nature of sin that we had on Him on that cross. But this exchange wasn’t going to be complete until He suffered the punishment that came with that nature on behalf of the world. Starting from the first Adam’s punishment to the punishment of every other person in the world, He took all upon Himself. First He suffered the worst part of our punishment; a disconnection from God because He didn’t become a sinner on that cross, He became SIN itself.

2 Cor 5:21

21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. NIV

The very nature of sin. His nature was changed on that cross. Remember we stated in our last post that He is the very nature of God? That nature changed on that cross and God could not behold Him and God smote Him all for us.

Isa 53:4-5

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.KJV

The only person that can take in God’s wrath is God Himself and so on that cross, Jesus took in the totality of God’s wrath on Him on our behalf. Trust me, the pain from the nails that were driven into Jesus’ body is nothing compared to the wrath of God that Jesus took in. In the process, He handled that curse that came with our inability to fulfill the law by hanging on that tree. Look at this

 

Gal 3:10-14

10 All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”   11 Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, “The righteous will live by faith.”  12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, “The man who does these things will live by them.”   13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” NIV

 

So Christ first fulfilled the law on our behalf, was the righteousness of God, then he exchanged this righteousness for our sin nature and took in the punishment that was meant to be ours as a result of that nature. Isn’t that amazing? What other love can be greater than this?

 *[[Joh 15:13]] KJV* Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

*[[Joh 15:14]] KJV* Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

How can you not love God after this? I mean he went through all these trouble just to reconcile us back to Him, to have a relationship with us, to make us Righteous in Him and to give us eternal life all in Him.

Father, help us to grow in the Knowledge of Your Love so that we can walk in the reality that you love us so very much. Amen.

Don’t forget to follow via mail, like, share and comment your thoughts in the boxes below. Join us tomorrow on our next installment in the salvation series. Have a lovely night rest. You are greatly loved.

Pearl.

 

 

DailyPearls 27/6/17: SALVATION: A LIFE OF PERFECTION

Happy Tuesday peeps!!! I believe our day is going well. We started a series tagged SALVATION recently and you can get previous installments hereherehere and here. In today’s installment in the SALVATION series, we are going to be talking about Jesus’ perfect life on earth. Uhmm, I assume we all know the story of Jesus’ birth; born by the virgin, Mary. If you don’t know the story, you can just take out time to read about it in the first two chapters in the book of Luke. Different prophesies came forth before Jesus’ birth as recorded in the scriptures. This is one very specific one;

 

Isa 7:14

14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. NIV

 

Immanuel simply Continue reading “DailyPearls 27/6/17: SALVATION: A LIFE OF PERFECTION”

DailyPearls: 26/6/17 SALVATION: THE ERA OF LAW

Good evening family!!!! How is our Monday going? To those living in the same side of the world where I live; how is the break going?? For the past few days we have been treating a series tagged SALVATION and we’ve talked on three topics so far;
First Second and Third. Today, we are going to be talking about the ERA OF THE LAW. This might be quite long so…. enjoy the ride. So basically, we were able to explain what happened at the fall and God’s plan for redemption. So we know that Jesus brought redemption and salvation to us; but what happened before He

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