Victory by Defeat

The passage above are the words spoken by the prophet Jeremiah to King Zedekiah asking him to submit to the authority of Babylonians due to Israel’s recalcitrance. This is how I usually feel when I speak God’s truth.  It’s not a comfortable position to be.  To ask for your surrender to God’s will by obeying Him.  Still, the Bible is replete with surrender after surrender in submission to God.  From Joseph, a victim of flagrant injustice, locked away forgotten in a dingy cell.  David, hunted down by Saul’s elite guard.  Running away like a rabbit hiding in caves and even he had the chanced and justification to end Saul’s life he refuse to do it because God didn’t command him to. Finally, there it was the crucifixion of God’s only Son.  Hanging on the cross, defeated by the Roman empire, the principalities and the rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12).  Blood, sweat and tears.  Gasping for breath like a goldfish pluck out of its bowl.    In spite of the hurt, the darkness that engulf them, those feeling of being forsaken, doors slamming on your face and windows closing just when you’re hands had a grasp on them.  They’ve learned to trust and obey. Imagine the bewildered face of the one who comes to steal, seek and destroy (John 10:10).  His jaw dropped.  Scratching his head.  He thought he’d won, “Victory at last,”  he says.  It […]

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In Your Quest For Love, Do Not Defy God

Love is the most potent catalyst in the world. So puissant that you would defy overwhelming opposition.  It has been the one single entity that breaks boundaries, traditions, culture, stereotypes, religion and nations. Have you heard someone say, “Oh, I’ll never fall in love with that guy” or “I wouldn’t touch her with a ten foot pole.” A soldier got sent to a foreign land with such contempt and disdain towards that country’s people, only to find himself mesmerize by one of their maidens, and lo and behold, he falls in love. A gal  who scoff at online relationships only to find herself embroiled in it because the words she reads on her phone speaks through her soul, pure and unheard of from any of her previous suitors. Two souls who doesn’t share the same faith.  Who were both raised to scorn at each other, that their own way of salvation is the only way.  Given the chance and circumstance, their eyes meet and an ember suddenly start flickering until it turn into a blaze that it consumes both of them, drowning, gasping for breath and the only way they could broach the surface is when they hold hands at those stolen times in their clandestine places. Then there was I, fourteen years of marriage (marrying an unbeliever, now divorced), a result of my defiance to God, saying I know better than Him, I got this I said, shut my […]

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