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THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST 15 (How to Exhibit a Perfect Christian Life)

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Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Matt 5:43-48 KJV
As the composer (Alan Jackson) sings…
“What a friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and griefs to bear
And what a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer
Oh, what peace we often forfeit
Oh, what needless pain we bear
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer
Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged
Take it to the Lord in prayer
Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness
Take it to the Lord in prayer”

Jesus Christ is our only Sustainer, Provider and Deliverer. In him, we rest and move. Our Redeemer lives forever; therefore, nothing can stop us. If the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords live in us, who can conquer us? (See 1 John 4:4). Is it coronavirus or an epidemic? Child of God, don't allow the devil to frighten you with any disease or coronavirus because we are immune with the blood of Jesus Christ.

As far as the blood of Jesus Christ runs in our veins, every virus, including coronavirus, cannot live in our body. If the Creator of the universe lives in you, why should you allow the world and devil to frighten you? Rise from that bed and praise the name of the living God! I rebuke any coronavirus and disease hanging in the atmosphere in Jesus name!

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In this article, I will share with you how to become a perfect Christian. I have finished writing a book on this topic, and soon, I will publish it. You can support the project to help speed up the work. I will share with you strategies Jesus Christ gave us to enable us to become like Him. It is a significant error to ignore the teachings of Jesus Christ because it is the foundation of the Christian faith.

When you read the history of Islam, you get to understand that after the death of Mohammed, the first caliph (Abu Bakr) compiled the teachings of Mohammed, and today the Muslims use those compilations (the Quran and Hadith) as their sacred books. Among the ten caliphs (caliphs are spiritual leaders who succeeded the prophet Mohammed and helped spread his teachings), the third caliph (Uthman ibn Affan) and fourth caliph (Ali ibn Abu) almost used all their resources to spread the faith of Islam.

Most of the caliphs fought and conquered countries to spread the teachings of Mohammed. If the caliphs could sacrifice their life, resources and energy to spread the teachings and faith of Mohammed, why then should we (Christians) become lazy in spreading the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let us not talk about the disciples of Jesus Christ. They martyred all the disciples of Jesus Christ in the second century. Apostle John is the only disciple who died naturally.

They stoned some disciples to death; they crucified others on the cross, and they killed some like animals. This should let you understand that they believed in something. It is only a sound person who dies for his faith. Do you think the disciples of Jesus Christ were fools to die like animals? They kept their faith. I recommend you read these series of books titled “God’s Generals” authored by Robert Liardon.

Remember that Christianity is not a religion. Get my book “How to Make Perfect Decisions” for a more profound revelation. I wonder it is the same “Christian leaders” who fight other Christians from spreading the gospel. Jesus said a kingdom divided cannot stand. If we (Christians) challenge ourselves, we cannot grow as a family (See Mark 3:22-25).

Other religious groups are secretly rising without our notice, and they are occupying high positions in the economy, and we (Christians) are ignorantly and foolishly fighting for rank, fame, temporal things and recognition. What a shame! Let us stop fighting ourselves and support one another because we are heading towards the same destination (Heaven). We are the only ones to help ourselves. The world (unbelievers) will never support us until they get some benefits from us.

Though we are many, we are one in Christ Jesus (See Romans 12:3-10).  Read my article. “Connected in One Body” for a more profound revelation. It is our responsibility to spread the teachings of our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ, because that is the fountain and cornerstone of the Christian faith.

Jesus said we should express love towards our enemies. Jesus Christ is not a fool to tell us to love our enemies. If Jesus Christ commands us to love our enemies, then it means there must be something hidden in those words. It is easy to love people who love you because love breeds love. Sometimes, you decide to love someone, and the person will reject your love because such people don’t understand the law of karma.

Most often, people are ignorant of their actions. Ignorance is one of the deadliest weapons of the enemy that hinder people from expressing love. Don't be ignorant because we have different enemies. There are various ways to deal with them. I recommend you get this powerful book by Prof Iyke Nathan Uzorma “Verses of Wisdom, know your enemies, know your friends.” I bought the hard copy of this book and read it three years ago. I occasionally read and use it.

The book is very informative. Get the book for a more profound revelation. Jesus said we should bless those who curse us. Well, it may sound foolish to the natural man. The issue is that when the enemy curses us without a cause, the curse will never come to pass and most often, the curse backfires (See Genesis 12:1-3, Proverbs 26:2).

Do you remember the statement of Balaam after the Moabite king (Balak) told Balaam to curse the Israelites? Balaam said, “How shall I curse whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied? (See Numbers 23:8).

I hope you remember what happened King Saul, his closest guards and his son Jonathan. Read for yourself.
Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.
And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.
Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.
So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together.

1 Sam 31:1-6 KJV
The land became a mess because of King Saul’s wickedness against David. The Philistines pursued hard after Saul and his commanders because of Saul’s wickedness. Sometimes God can be angry at the entire family, country, or specific group because of the wicked act of one person (most often the head) in the family, group, or association.

God is just in all His dealings. He does not answer foolish prayers (See James 4:2-3). He searches our hearts and actions before He issues out a judgement (See 1 Chronicles 28:9, Psalm 44:21, Jeremiah 17:10, Revelation 2:23).

When Balak tried to bribe Balaam to curse the Israelites, it did not work. God told Abraham that whoever curses him will be cursed and whoever blesses him will be blessed (See Genesis 12:1-3). This means some people have decided to bless or curse you no matter your status in society.

God knew that people would curse and bless Abraham, so he decreed that whoever makes a statement on Abraham shall receive the same share. Since we are heirs of Abraham, whoever curses (out of envy) or blesses (out of the pure heart) us receives blessings or curses.

Some enemies are your helpers in disguise. Others can make you more influential in the Lord. Joseph brothers thought they were destroying him, not knowing they were leading Joseph to the arena of blessings. Joseph became a prime minister in Egypt and saved his family. This is what Joseph said to his wicked brothers, “… Fear not: for am I in the place of God? But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” (Genesis 50:19-20).

The devil thought he was destroying the family of Job, not knowing he was provoking God to double Job's blessings. When Job interceded for his friends who sympathized and accused him of sin, the Lord gave Job a double of all that he owned.

Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.
So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.
He had also seven sons and three daughters.
And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.
And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.
After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.
So Job died, being old and full of days.
Job 42:10-17 KJV.
I have good news for you, child of God. Let’s read.
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.
Romans 8:28 KJV.

Sometimes we may not understand the plans of God for our lives because we are limited in wisdom (See Isaiah 55:8-9). God can sometimes allow our enemies to destroy us (according to God's terms) for our promotion. When your enemies are making a mockery of you, give thanks to God. I know sometimes; it is painful to bless people who fight you, but it is for your growth.

When you develop the capacity to bless those who fight you, it builds the fruits (See Galatians 5:22-23) of the Holy Spirit in your heart. It helps you to become temperate, peaceful, and more energetic. When you withstand the accusation and destruction of the enemy, it builds your character, temperament and personality.

Understand that love is a decision, not a feeling. You cannot love your enemies with feelings because their actions and words will trigger you to resist them. Love some enemies. When I say some enemies, I mean your ignorant enemies. If you read my book “How to Live and Deal with Enemies,” I have listed the enemies and how to deal with them.  Get all the series for a more profound revelation.

If God sends the rain on the crop of the wicked and righteous, then it means God is not partial. His thoughts and ways are far above ours. He executes judgement at the appointed time, so don't be discouraged. God knows the pains and the injustice you have received from the enemy. Vengeance belongs to the Lord. The Lord shall repay when you call on Him with a sincere heart (See Romans 12:19).

Use the enemy to build your strength in the Lord. See them as ignorant people who don’t know what they are doing and pray for the ignorant ones. Express love towards the enemy, if the enemy is an ignorant type, the person will repent. If they continue in their wickedness, the Lord will repay them heavily. Evil never leaves the house of the wicked because it is written: “Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.” (See Proverbs 17:13).

Follow this path and you will become perfect as Jesus Christ.

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