Faith Without Works is #Death ..’ – #In14Ways #Repost #MercyfulGrace

I don’t know who authored this, but it’s powerful, knowledge, wisdom & educative! Take time to read it….

YOU CANNOT GET BY PRAYER WHAT YOU SHOULD GET BY CHARACTER & OBEDIENCE

A man’s character is his fate. Heraclitus Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States (US), said: “Nothing can stop the man with the *right mental attitude* from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the *wrong mental attitude* .”

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As a clergyman, I have watched pitiably how people self-sabotage themselves by seeking spiritual solutions to character-deficit issues. They look around at everybody as suspects for their predicaments when their greatest demons lurks within them – their character.

What we often call our destiny is truly our character, and since that character can change, then destiny can be altered. *Character is destiny* .

Is prayer actually EVERYTHING? Many would begin to argue back and forth on this intriguing question, but my main purpose of writing this piece is not to get involved in arguments. _Arguments don’t improve the validity of a ‘truth;’ they only determine how long it would take before you realise it._

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Most people believe that we can pray ourselves to success and get away with virtually anything if we become a stickler to some prayer routines. There is no amount of spiritual penance that can substitute for character. Sometimes, you need character, not prayer.

Dutch Sheets said: *“Prayer is not a check request asking for things from God; it is a deposit slip- a way of depositing God’s character into our bankrupt souls.”*

British writer and politician, Thomas Macaulay (1800-1859), said: “ *The measure of a man’s character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out.”* I have often said that what would ultimately destroy a man going to high places in life is not really the enemies that are waiting for him there, but the character that followed him there.

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I want to emphatically underline the fact that this write-up is not meant to trivialise prayers in any way. I have observed that many people take character for granted, while overzealously tuning on into their spiritual mode.

We have become so spiritually in tune through prayers that we neglect the place of character and our relationship with people. Many are actually ‘heavenly’ bound, but with no earthly relevance. You can speak with spiritual eloquence, pray in public and maintain a holy appearance, but it is your behavior and character that will actually trigger the manifestation of all that God has for you.

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*You must learn to treat people with courtesy* .
The Shunammite woman must have been praying for a child all through her life. By being hospitable to a man of God, she eventually got her much-awaited miracle. *It wasn’t prayer that opened the door for her; it was her character.* Assuming she wasn’t hospitable, she would have missed a critical miracle.

Many times, we pray, fast and bind demons that don’t exist when our real demons are just our greatly flawed character. _Many have insulted people that were divinely placed and orchestrated to help them fulfil their destiny._ Some people are keeping malice with their destiny helpers.

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Treat people with respect.
Treat strangers with courtesy.
Never look down on anybody. God can use anyone to change your story.

Abigail Van Buren said: “The best index to a person’s character is _how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”_

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You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. The way we treat people we think can’t help or hurt us, like housekeepers, waiters, and secretaries, tells more about our character than how we treat people we think are important. _How do you treat people?_

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One of the most impressive architectural feats and the greatest military defence project in history is the Great Wall of China. In 1987, UNESCO designated the Great Wall a World Heritage site, and a popular controversial claim that emerged in the 20th century holds that it is the only man-made structure that is visible from space.

Originally conceived by Emperor Qin Shi Huang (c. 259-210 B.C.) in the 3rd Century B.C. as a means of preventing incursions from Mongolians and barbarian nomads into the Chinese Empire, the wall is one of the most extensive construction projects ever completed.

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History has it that when the ancient Chinese decided to live in peace, they made the Great Wall of China; they thought no one could climb it due to its height. During the first 100 years of its existence, the Chinese were invaded thrice and every time, the hordes of enemy infantry had no need of penetrating or climbing over the wall, because each time, they bribed the guards and came through the doors.

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The Chinese built the wall, but forgot the character – building of the wall-guards. Though the Great Wall has over the years become a powerful symbol of the country’s enduring strength and spirit, but it has actually been a good reminder to the Chinese of the superiority of human character.

The Chinese realised much later that the best defence against the enemy is not a fortified wall, but a fortified character. Thus, the building of human character comes before building of anything else.

Prayer is EVERYTHING! But it’s efficacy can be undermined by character or lack of it. That’s why its popularly said that, you’re the Holy Bible (or Quran) unbelievers read. Be a good one. Build relationships, and don’t ever forget that God will always use man. Be mindful of your words and how you speak to people. Work seriously on your character and attitude towards life.

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I want to say emphatically that *character is not optional;* it is sacrosanct to the future that God has planned for you. No matter where you place prayers, or how you worship your God, character matters. *The greatest fraud in life is religion without character.* A man without character is recklessly alive.

William Shakespeare captured it succinctly when he said: *“The fault is not in our stars, but in ourselves* .”

Peter Schutz, the former chief executive officer of Porsche said: “ *HIRE CHARACTER; TRAIN SKILLS* .”

Lastly, back in the days when Germany was divided, a huge wall separated East and West Berlin.

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One day, some people in East Berlin took a truck load of garbage and dumped it on the West Berlin side.

The people of West Berlin could have done the same thing, but they didn’t.

Instead they took a truck load of canned goods, bread, milk and other provisions, and neatly stacked it on the East Berlin side.

On top of this stack they placed the sign:

*“EACH GIVES WHAT HE HAS”*

How very true! You can only give what you have.

What do you have inside of you?
Is it *hate* or *love* ?
*Violence* or *peace* ?
*Death* or *life* ?
*Capacity to build* or *capacity to destroy* ?

What have you acquired over the years?
*Team spirit* or *pull down* architecture ?

*”EACH GIVES WHAT HE HAS”*

Think about it!
Please give out the good in you always.

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Censoring God in the West ..’

We live in the UK, a christain country, where the Queen is the head of the Church of England; yet we can’t freely speak about God without fear of censorships, but an atheist, can talk about their unbelief, in God without impunity. 

Multiculturalism has not always been positive in my books. It’s left a few questions unanswered and unattended to.

In fact; we could see a power shift in favour of who knows what might happen long enough if this yields more unrests and a vacuum.

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Monolithic Faith

Going to Church does not make you a Christian. The love in your heart does. How you translate that is Christianity. 

– Anthony Everest

If you tell me your faith can never be challenged, you are a fool. It will always be challenged. If you tell me that it cannot fail, it is not really faith. 

The possibility must always exist for faith to fail or faith becomes certainty and is meaningless (to the faithful). Faith does not start with your birth, it is taught to you. 

That teaching can come from mortals, and if it does then you must always remember that. I do not know but I do have faith that faith can also come from a divine source and in that case you are justified in having it, but if you do not also accept that your faith may be delusion then again it becomes certainty and is meaningless. Full post HERE


Curtailed from Grasscity

Sweet, heavenly father, come guide us. Love is the answer. Hate is not the cure. Teach us how to love again. Amen !!!

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Stay Grounded

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“Your enemy; the adversary, lucifer knows your break through is coming. So he is waging one last war ..’ 


Stay grounded, and loved. Amen. If you had nothing going for you; they won’t even move a muscle”. 
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The #presentation of #God by #xtains have left many #running for the #devil himself. In their defence. They might as well ..’ #MercyfulGrace

When people don’t appreciate you it’s the old saying. Don’t throw pearls at swine all over again. I salute and concur on that one. Purely because they don’t know the value or cost to appreciate it (You).


Jesus washed his own disciples feet. Not the feet of heathens and strangers. There are different degrees to this one. It’s a revelation ..’

Didn’t he say ‘Wow unto those who go to egypt for help ..’

I go to see some gospel artistes in sessions and sometimes, I just want to laugh at the comedy, shenanigans and circus. Like – seriously?
Yo. I am not a gospel artist. I’m not in the religious business. I am an inspirational artist. My storyline is love ..’

Get that checked, researched and underlined. God Is love; and, I know God! Yaweh. I love God and God loves me more than you’ll ever know.

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If you want, I’ll school you the ‘Holy Texts’ and blow your mind with wise revelations; revealed unto no one, but only artists and people like me. Please, take a sit ..’ Wrong no and try Again.
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He has delivered me

​As you do not know what is the way of the wind, Or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, So you do not know the works of God who makes everything. 

– Eccl 11:5

People who don’t want to hear the truth would eventually leave.Then you would be left with, the nothing but the truth …’ And of course, we all know – the truth; sets, you free ..’

Validation comes from God. Now understand. That’s your peace, your temple, your soul, your solitude and hiding place. Don’t let anyone, take that away from you ..’ 

– Anthony Everest

I want to go to a place where there is love and abundance of it always ..’ Mercyfulgrace

#Love #Peace #Harmony

Jesus is a salvation 

A rock to stand upon

In times of need

In times of tribulation

and in times of jubilation

Call upon him and he will deliver
Jesus is a name I heard

Once I have revered

He led me thru the storms

Bled for me; beat the norms

I hail him; sense his vibration

I call upon him he delivers me
Danger is no stranger to my soul

Young as I feel when I am so col’d

I worry too much but he cradles my goal

I need for nothing aside for needing toll

The love God overwhelms his son

Shared for me and for you ::

To the haters:  later’s!
See; I was born with class,

It was not something I was taught

I was born with my gifts,

It’s not something I was given.
There comes a time when my light, will outshine your darkness.

If it wasn’t so – you would have eclipsed me by now! 
But you can’t. You just can’t. Cuz God is my light and that is Love

Life is a game of luck. But within that notion; there is patience, resilence, persistance and a plan. If you look at things in the ordinary, you will not excel in the extra ordinary 

By Anthony Everest

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MercyfulGrace Diaries with Love – ‘To Me’.

The glory of self righteous men is never the full glory of God. Smash this week and weekend with smiles – even, in the face of adversity ..’ Don’t let the enemy win, nor in !!! Boom! Have a super duper – funtastic one ..’


– Anthony Everest

Love to me is not gender based. Therefore, I’d like say, most of the xtains who call themselves xtains are not xtains because they do not love their neighbours as themselves – which is the quintessential basis of christianity (and other faiths) as commanded by JESUS HIMSELF.

The only thing you need to know is the love of God that never ends. Everything else fades. When I got rid of stupid religious mofos out of my life, I knew a peace only love could find, I never knew ..’
What we just need is another mofo straight out  of a radical church waving condemnation with dirty fingers in pious delusions at the world ..’

My mission is to murder fear in cold blooded, day light dreams; in the face of it’s ‘star crossed, jaded’ – hateful, lovers ..’ Watch me !!! Love is love I pray like a song that will never go out of time ..

 

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MercyfulGrace Diaries with The Holy Spirit – ‘Does Not Lie’.

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Why chase, stars too far, when you can bask in the glory of the sun, underneath, the same sky. Maybe, I should take my own advice ..’ 

THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES NOT LIE*. There’s nothing I was alerted by, by the HOLY SPIRIT, that’s become untrue. Never ..’ 

It’s one of my full proofs of the presence of God all around me and in life generally. I only have myself to blame when I don’t listen ..’

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It’s not easy to take a defiant stand when it’s contradictory to social norms, or popular, opinions, and cultures. Help. Dear God. Need you badly ..’ Word*.

Why chase, stars too far, when you can bask in the glory of the sun, underneath, the same sky. Maybe, I should take my own advice ..’ 

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Repentance is apt, to attain salvation and communion with God, however you rationalise it. I was told off by my higher self; yesterday abruptly. 

Each to their own cross. It’s not for us to judge. Work out your own salvation. Worry about your own sin ..’

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Prayer mercies for our folks through their hurricanes and storms. Help is on the way. Amen ..’ 

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