Learn of Him
Let's discuss the difference between
religion and the gospel of the kingdom
referencing the book of Mark 7.
Notice from verses 1 to 5, the Pharisees
were complaining that the disciples of
Jesus didn't wash their hands 'according
to the instructions of the elders' not that
their hands were actually dirty.
Religion places more emphasis on controlling
what we see and keeping up appearances
while real Christianity focuses on the heart.
Religion uses the words 'my church', while
the Bible talks about 'our kingdom'
God knows that He is the only one that can
actually make you clean, so He doesn't
bother asking you to wash yourself
He just asks you to let Him wash you.
He will not bother about how you dress,
how many times you give to the church
or pregnancy test a few days before
marriage while ignoring the many single
ladies in church constantly coming to
the alter few minutes after sex to raise
No! He is more interested in your heart!
If there is no desire to sin, there will be
He takes away the desire to sin when
you walk with Him.
He wants your heart, not your hypocritical
Read further for the reply of Jesus Christ,
these are His words not mine.
Verse 6 to 7 says; 'these people honour me
with their lips, but their hearts are far
from me. THEY WORSHIP ME IN VAIN;
their teachings are merely human rules'.
Here, God denied a lot of teachings from
Any service you give to God out of
compulsion, fear or coercion.
Whether it is money or 500hours in the
church are in vain when it is not from a
pure heart that is in unison with the
Spirit of God.
This is why a little thing like covid-19 can turn
the church upside down as there is nobody
monitoring members again
We have spent years feeding religion and
hypocrisy so much that if there are no
physical cameras or human cameras,
Christians don't feel the need to be
They just relax and became regular people
which makes our religious leaders fidget!
They are losing souls which they never
had in the first place because they didn't
invite God in their teachings and principles,
they only used God to have their way and
now they can no longer sustain it as God
is no longer involved.
What God wants is for your heart to be
right with Him, when you have truly received
the love of God, nothing can stop you from
I have spent time to read and analyze the
scriptures for myself before sharing it with
you, nobody was watching me but God.
My quiet time is very refreshing because
this is where the wisdom to live my life
This is where I kill those desires and seeds
that the devil planted during the day,
(hoping to see them grow) but spending
quality time, listening and communicating
with God shapes my life daily.
Immediately I lose focus from God, the storms
of life just rush me and I start drowning again.
The storm is always outside and God is aware
that if He is not in your life, all that is left will
Because He loves you, those other activities
don't matter to Him as much as your heart does.
He doesn't care what you have done because
He knows how difficult it is to compete with
the evil in this world without His backing.
This is why your works will be tried with fire
You might be surprised that all the activities
and empty worships you give God doesn't get
accepted by Him, it is more like trying to woo
a girl, buying her lots of gifts and she keeps
rejecting them but because you were sending
those gifts through someone, you never knew
that they didn't get to her.
The day you finally meet her, she will
ask you the question; 'which gift?',
I don't know what you are talking about.
Then you will realize that all the hardwork
was in vain but it was already too late.
Stop serving God through your pastors
Serve God directly for yourself!
You can use their messages as references
to clarify your thoughts but you still have
the Holy Spirit to serve as a filter in order
to remove those self-serving lines before
you give all your sweat to serve a God
that you don't even know.
Take up your Bible and learn of God!
He is a very simple being,
He is very lovely and easy to get along with.
He doesn't burden you with so much,
rather He strengthens you and equips you
with will and wisdom to get a
lot of things done within a little time and
still refreshes you!
God is beautiful!
He is an epitome of love and justice!
He is a personality that you can relate
with and hear from when you start training
yourself to hear Him, starting from little
instructions to big one.
He exists! Not just the way we portray
Him to be.
LEARN OF HIM!
God bless you
Ogoina Blessing Iyeneomi.