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DailyPearls 23/6/17; SALVATION: LIFE IN EDEN.

Holla holla!! I started DailyPearls and intended it to run for the month of June alone because I was on break and had time to do other things aside academics. I’m going back to school soon and i miss it already… I see this series as sort of a crash course and so I put every other blog activity on hold for it. Seven more days to go on DailyPearls and so far it’s been an amazing journey. Thanks to everyone who read, liked, shared and commented on my posts; it’s been really encouraging and I sincerely love you all.

Today we are going to be starting a series which would be like a recap or round up on most of the things we’ve been talking about. I don’t know how many installments this would have yet but I believe it would be an interesting journey. We’re not talking about things that are alien to us, just refreshing our memory as we’ve touched bits of it here and there in our Continue reading “DailyPearls 23/6/17; SALVATION: LIFE IN EDEN.”

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DailyPearls 22/6/17 : THE ART AND ACT OF GIVING.

Good day to you… it’s quite cold where I am right now and even though I had great plans for the day when I woke up, I’ve been in bed for the better part of the day so wassup? In today’s pearl we are going to be talking briefly on the topic of GIVING. It’s short I promise.

Straight to it:

First we need to understand that as believers, we give because we Continue reading “DailyPearls 22/6/17 : THE ART AND ACT OF GIVING.”

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DailyPearls 21/6/17: RECEIVING: FAITH ALONE.

Good evening peeps!!!! How is our day going? Yesterday we started a two part series talking about receiving. Yesterday we talked about RECEIVING: GRACEFULLY BLESSED BEYOND CURSES and today we are going to be talking about RECEIVING: FAITH ALONE. I’m super excited!!!!!! Yesterday, we were able to establish that we have been lavishly blessed by God in Christ and our blessings are not based on what we do or what we do not do. We cannot influence God Continue reading “DailyPearls 21/6/17: RECEIVING: FAITH ALONE.”

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DailyPearls 20/6/17: RECEIVING: GRACEFULLY BLESSED BEYOND CURSES

Good day!!!!!!! *screams in a not-sonorous voice.. How was our night? How is our day going? Today, we start another two part series and today, we are going to be talking about the first part, something beautiful briefly; RECEIVING: GRACEFULLY BLESSED BEYOND CURSES.

As believers, when we study scriptures we realize that most times Continue reading “DailyPearls 20/6/17: RECEIVING: GRACEFULLY BLESSED BEYOND CURSES”

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DailyPearls 19/6/17: STUDY… NECESSARY?

Good evening family!! I feel so much better and I decided to post this now because I posted one in the morning, soooooo wassup? Somehow I feel this post should’ve come before the last one, nevertheless, I’d post it still. This evening’s post is going to be short and we are going to be talking about Continue reading “DailyPearls 19/6/17: STUDY… NECESSARY?”

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DailyPearls 18/6/17: WORD-DOING, WORTH-DOING

Good evening family!!!!!! How was church today? I was immensely blessed and I believe we were too. I didn’t post the dailyPearl for yesterday because I had a VERY busy day coupled with the fact that I was not feeling too fine. I apologize. I got a lot of questions from peeps this morning concerning dailypearl for yesterday and it made me feel good, knowing that quite a number of people are following this. I say a big THANK YOU!!!! You made my day.

This evening, we are going to be talking about “WORD-DOING, WORTH-DOING” Continue reading “DailyPearls 18/6/17: WORD-DOING, WORTH-DOING”

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DailyPearls 16/6/17: THE GIFTS OF SALVATION: ETERNAL REDEMPTION AND FORGIVENESS OF SINS

Holla holla!!!! Good day family. Did we sleep well? How is our day going? Wonderfully I hope.

Growing up as Christians or new converts, I’m sure we were taught a bit about how the sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins was done in the past. That is, before Christ. We have the basic knowledge that the high priest goes in once a year into the holy of holies with the blood of goats and sheep to make sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins. Why do you think this was done yearly? It’s simple. It’s because doing it just once was not enough to fully clear the sins of the people, considering the fact that they were sinning almost every time, year in, year out. And so this sacrifice was done consistently till Christ came.
When Jesus came, we understand that, his finished works on the cross brought about salvation to everybody and so we didn’t have to go back to the yearly practice of old. Today we are going to be talking about THE GIFTS OF SALVATION: ETERNAL REDEMPTION AND FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
So how was Jesus able to save us completely from that religious practice of old? Now we have to understand that the sacrifice of the forgiveness of sins that was done in the past is a type and shadow of the real deal which Jesus was supposed to do for us. Jesus didn’t come to just abolish or render that practice useless, he actually fulfilled it but in the spiritual, perfect way, higher than what was done in the past on earth. Let’s look into scriptures;
Just as the high priest who was the only one allowed to enter the holy of holies of the temple here on earth which is actually a copy of the temple in heaven, Jesus also went as a High Priest into the holy of holies which is the presence of God to make this sacrifice
    

Heb 9:24

24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:KJV
 
The high priest entered with the blood of animals and gifts, but Jesus entered with His own blood which was pure, serving as both the High priest and the sacrifice
    

Heb 9:11-12

11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;


12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.KJV
 
The purpose of the sacrifices done with the blood of animals in the old was for the purification of the flesh
    

Heb 9:13

13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:KJV
 
The purpose of Jesus’s blood as the sacrifice was for the purification of our conscience- the consciosness of sin in us.
    

Heb 9:14

14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?KJV
The beautiful difference between both sacrifices is that, the first sacrifice was done yearly and still couldn’t purify us completely, Jesus’ sacrifice was done just once in place of all the yearly sacrifices that should’ve been done, and his purification was perfect!!!!!! Jesus did it once for all. 

*[[Heb 10:10]] KJV* By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

*[[Heb 10:12]] KJV* But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

And so in the process he obtained eternal redemption for us. 

*[[Heb 9:12]] KJV* Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

If the bible records it as eternal, it is eternal. It is forever. That means nothing can stand between you and your redemption back to God. Not even sin. That means your sins are forgiven ; past, present, and future. Jesus had made the sacrifice for our sins in just one sacrifice with his blood., and you have been redeemed. We are the redeemed.

Forgiveness of sins and redemption is one of the gifts we have attached to salvation. We have it already, as long as we are saved and in Christ, we have this

*[[Eph 1:7]] KJV* In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

*[[Col 1:14]] KJV* In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

*[[1Jn 2:12]] KJV* I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.
Just like how salvation as a whole was given to us as a gift and we didn’t have to work for it, so also are the gifts attached to salvation such as forgiveness of sins and redemption. We don’t work to get it, we already have it as recorded in the scriptures. 

This is just an abridged version of the teaching something like a crash course *lol but I believe we get the gist. If I’m led, I might treat each of them separately again. But for now this is it. If we have Any questions whatsoever, put them in the comment boxes below and we’d answer them together.

Father we pray that you continue to teach us from your word, through your holy spirit that we might know the things that are freely given us in Christ Jesus. Amen

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Love, Pearl.

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DailyPearls 14/6/17: JUST A LIL’ BIT LONGER.

Good morning to us all!!!!!!! I wanted to talk about something else, but I was inspired to encourage instead.  So I know some of us are going through tough times now and for some of us, It seems like it would never end. Things are not going as planned, we have huge debts we need to pay off, going through hurt and disappointments from the least expected people, things not going well at work.. Name it. I’m here to tell you, it will all pass. Everything that has a beginning must surely have an end. It won’t be like that forever. At the end of your tunnel, is light shining so bright you would hardly believe it. 

Look at it this way, your life is a puzzle and you have pieces that are not fitting in to a particular spot, if you keep on trying, it would finally fit into the total puzzle, maybe not into the spot you intended it to fit into but the one it would fit into would be perfect, just the right spot. It would all make sense in the end. Remember only God sees the complete picture? He knows how it’s supposed to be. He wants what’s good for you

*[[Jer 29:11]] Message* I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out-plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.

That is in the Message version of the bible. God knows what he’s doing. He’s working on you, you’re a work in progress. He doesn’t abandon projects and completion of God’s work is ALWAYS amazing. Just continue in the faith, live a life in the spirit, study, pray, and keep at what you’re doing (Except when led otherwise by the spirit). Don’t compromise your faith. Remember

*[[Rom 8:28]] KJV* And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

We have been called according to God’s purpose and we love Him so we can be sure that all things are working in our favor. God got us covered.

So rejoice! Even in pain, rejoice! In tribulation, be joyous! Let your heart be at peace. It can only get better. God never promised us a pain-free life, what He promised is to always be with us, giving us peace unlike that the world gives

*[[Joh 14:18]] KJV* I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

*[[Joh 14:27]] KJV* Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

He would give beauty for ashes and at the end of the day, you’d be Happy you trusted Him to pull you through this. Celebration  awaits you at the end of the road!!! Look forward to it!!!!!

Father, help us to trust you and your plans for our lives. Help us to live in the reality of the knowledge that you love us very much and would keep your promises. Multiply unto us the grace to be patient and to wait on you. Amen.

 Let’s keep this in mind as we continue with our daily activities. God loves you and so do I. 

Pearl

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DailyPearls 13/6/17: THE GLORY OF GOD: CHRISTOCENTRIC

Good afternoon family.  Today’s pearl is going to be talking about God’s GLORY!!!!!!!. Most times when we hear the word “Glory”, most people’s imaginations just run wild and we picture bright lights and stars*smiles. Then when we hear the ‘Glory of God’, woahhhh!! We picture blinding lights with bright fireworks and stuff and we can almost imagine it taking forms and shapes (well I used to.. #unashamed) *smiles. While this isn’t wrong per se, that is not the Glory of God we are going to be talking about today. Continue reading “DailyPearls 13/6/17: THE GLORY OF GOD: CHRISTOCENTRIC”