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Things versus Life

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This life is a mystery, people running about from pillar to post to lay their hands on things that are temporal and forgoing Life eternal. They want to enjoy life to the fullest at the expense of the real life.

We need to get this straight; there is a huge and non-match-able difference between things and life. The materials World were created from the invisible. This makes the World visible to be ruled and dominated from the invisible. The created can never dominate the creator.

Our life is endowed everyday with the daily benefits of God. As long as you are breathing, you have one of the great gifts, which is the gift of life. Majority of human race rushes after things rather than life. They plan and execute their plans in wealth acquisition and materialism.

We tends to forget that the invisible forces that created the material World can put into our hands whatever things we desire if we commit ourselves to seeking the true life.

Everybody wants to be happy. We want that luxury at any cost not minding the consequences. Life plays to the tunes of cause and effects, sowing and reaping.

In the book of Galatians chapter 6 verses 7 and 8, the Bible revealed to us thus;

Verse 7 …..  For whatever a man sows, that he will reap.

Verse 8; For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

We cannot deceive God, we can only deceive ourselves. We always think we are more than what we are, and by this we are lured into the deception that leads to destruction.

We are nothing but pencil in the hand of the creator

Wale Adenuga

The materialism lifestyle of pursuing things without ends is to feed our ego, for your own understanding cease from this and pursue God and the interest of the Kingdom.

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God is not against you having your needs met. He’s not against acquiring wealth. He’s against wealth acquiring you. There are two forces ruling this Earth; i.e God and Money. God is not against you having money because He created the money in the first place, He’s against you submitting to money as your master.

The Bible made us to know that money answers all things, so everything you want to gather, money can be used to gather. But, there are issues that money cannot answers, these issues can only be met by the life of God. This is the sole reason you need to prioritise Life above things.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you and me, all the days of our lives as we dwell in the house of the Lord our God. There is no goodness in lack and wants. If God says goodness and mercy shall follow us, then abundance of things is included in that goodness. We are not the one that will be chasing after this abundance, they will be chasing after us. The condition is you have to be dwelling in the house of the Lord all the days of our lives.

The Heaven is His throne and the earth is His footstool. To dwell in His house is to lift up our eyes unto Him all the days of our lives and obey all His instructions and commandments. The book of Mattew 6 verses 19 and 21 says;

Verse 19; Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.

Verse 20; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth  nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.

Verse 21; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

The above scriptures are eternal truth on how to acquire and manage treasures. Verse 21 made us to understand that where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

If you are doing things that pertain to life and sowing towards life everlasting, you are storing your treasures in heaven. When you have urgent needs that only life can answer to, you have the right to make request unto God and Life will be impacted unto you.

Sowing to the flesh means you are after the material world alone and forgoing the Creator or the forces behind that world. The effects of that is disastrous. A time is coming that your materialism will be of no effect to the challenges of life that might rise up against you.

When your life is threatened, things automatically loses values

Bishop David Oyedepo

There is no way a man that is challenged in his health can have any value for material things. I will tell you a short story about someone that was challenged in his health and lost everything.

There was a man in Lagos sub-urban area, he has so much money. This man has splits of cars and houses on almost every zones of Lagos State. There came a time that this man was greatly challenged in his health. He had spent so much money, sold his cars and started selling his houses one by one. This man has 7 gigantic mansions and duplexes. Six were sold, the one left was spared because the family cannot locate the papers.

They had travelled almost everywhere in the World to find healing to this man illness but all fails. Well, they have to come back home and someone gave one of the family members a gospel track to attend a Sunday service at the Living Faith Church, Faith Tabernacle in Ota via Lagos. They came and God healed him for Free. The things they searched for everywhere around the World was gotten for Free from God the Creator of all things. Halleluiah!!!


Things are life is not on the same level. We are to be in control of things by engaging the real life in our inside. Some benefits of everlasting life are listed below;

Benefits of Life Everlasting

  • Joy Unlimited: Everyone might be in the pursuit of happiness, but someone that have the real life of God have in his/her possession unlimited joy. Joy is of the heart and can only be access if you have the real life in you.
  • Tension Free Life: There is no tension for anyone who does not prioritise things above the life of God. He’s above and cannot be controlled by things.
  • Favour: We fly by favour in life, so getting life everlasting is getting on God’s favour radar.
  • Daily Loads of Benefits: You can never count all of the daily benefits of life. They are uncountable. However, the book of Life admonished u to count our blessings and name them one by one.
  • Abundance: Abundance of all things you are chasing after will be gotten on a platter of Gold if you queue behind and surrender to God, the creator of all things.


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