πŸ“ *step Out Of The Crowd...*

Everywhere l(Esther Imabong Udeme) find myself people find it difficult to trace me to a culture - the very reason l can boldly say I am transformed. Hallelujah!

It may interest you to know that when it takes a long time to trace you to a culture, you have been transformed. So *What Is Transformation?* πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ Dictionary defines it as a marked change in character, especially for the better. Biblically, it is a process when the word of God enlightens one's mind, and that results in opening up the individual to the nature, character, and systems of God. In other words, it means that the believer has been called out of his/her biological culture into the culture of heaven. Going forward, the believer no longer thinks, speaks, and acts like the people from that tribe. Rather he/she does it like Jesus Christ.

When this happens, the believer is no longer in the database system of the power(s) in charge of that region. As such, whatever misfortune the gods dish out to its loyal subjects will not get to him/her. Aside from deliverance from ancestry captivity, another benefit of transformation is that the individual becomes more like Christ hence people's inability to trace him/her to culture. An example of a transformed believer is an employer who also works in the organization. Anyone who visits the firm finds it difficult to spot the owner from the employees. Such is the life of Christ - hence the people's inability to spot the master in the midst of His disciples. So it took Judas to kiss Jesus before they could identify Him.

No doubt, the battle for the soul is raging, and bullets of heresies and sniper shots of corrupted gospel messages still whiz through the crowd with deadly impacts. Fortunately, the good news is this πŸ‘‰ Jesus is ready to secure any soul, just on the condition that the soul is willing to step out of the crowd and embark on a walk with Him. It is worthy to note that as Christians, we are now set apart for God as the priests He has chosen to proclaim His wonderful acts. Through our teachings and exemplary life, we must demonstrate and reflect God's holiness in ALL our ways.

God is more much concerned about the purity and righteousness of the heart than with mere outward conformity to man-made rules of holiness. If we only expend our energy on trying to please our leaders/pastors by conforming to some man-made standards of holiness while setting aside the word of God, as obtainable in today's churches, we are just hypocrites as the Pharisees. Note, however, that the word of God and the indwelling Holy spirit should dictate our conduct and outward appearance.

In other words, in both conduct and outward appearance, we should be different from those not called out of darkness into God's marvelous light. While it is true that most people find it so very hard to break away from besetting sins and addiction. Many try very hard to stop themselves from destructive habits, such as smoking, alcoholism, pornography, or casual sex, but cannot even when they receive good Christian counseling (such as this) and prayers of deliverance.

The fact remains: Satan is strong - much stronger than any man, but our Lord Jesus Christ is the stronger than the strong who can bind Satan, the strong man. If you seek God sincerely, you will find Him. Indeed, you will end up becoming His friend. And when you have such a relationship with God, plus your strong determination and disassociating yourself from worldly friends/attires, nothing can disorient you.

Finally, our trust in πŸ‘‡; βœ… God,

βœ… His word, i.e., our Lord Jesus Christ

and

βœ… The holy spirit of God will never be in vain.

Life takes on a new dimension when you accept Jesus Christ as Lord of your life. Are you sure your name is written in the book of life? If yes, give thanks to Christ for saving you. If in doubt, seek help as a matter of urgency because the next second may be too late! Better still, here is an opportunity to accept Christ NOW. Say the below πŸ‘‡ prayer sincerely

*Prayer:* Father, pls remove every sin denying me of being included in your book of life and keep me in your path of righteousness forever πŸ™ (Amen). If you have just said the above prayer, Congratulations 🀝 and welcome into the family of our Lord Jesus Christ. Before l drop my pen. Here πŸ‘‡ is a note to pastors...

*NOTE To PASTORS*

Dearly beloved shepherds of God's sheep, it is true that we do not go hunting for demons: but when we are in the business of God, and they challenge us, we must not act like the seven sons of Sceva...

Be reminded that anyone who has been delivered from the power of satan requires ongoing support. On that note, let's emulate God's example in Luke 8:35. Let's endeavor to teach them both in words and in practice so that their deliverance will be complete(including deliverance of the mind). May God help us allπŸ™ (amen).

I drop my penπŸ–ŠοΈ

*Any questions pls?*

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