A tender heart is one of the basic signs you see in a believer who has met the Lord
A heart that cannot bear a bruised reed
A heart that is soft & compassionate towards all men
A heart that does not want any to perish but desires that all come to the reality of the Father’s love
Jesus had such a heart, so did John and Peter and James and Philip and Steven...
A heart that forgives the most grievous injury and counts the wickedness of men as a product of their ignorance. Jesus said “Father forgive them for they know not what they do” just as he was being
led to the cross to die for my sin. He knew I didn’t deserve it or even appreciate it and yet He did it because he wanted me to have that option.
Before Jesus came, mankind couldn’t have everlasting life. The Pharisees had an idea that there was a way to get it and they searched
the scriptures diligently for that way without any result!
Jesus, while addressing them in John 5:29 told them they pored the scriptures thinking in them you will find eternal life: and the same scriptures testify of me and yet you refuse to come to me so that you may be saved!
He was eternal life
He was what they had been searching diligently for
They rejected him and yet he still gave them that option by dying for them on the cross
He knew they would be hopeless without that option
That option was what led me to the reality I walk in by the power
Of the Holy Spirit today.
Many who claim to be believers still don’t know this reality and you can tell by the things they seem to put their energy and passion into.
You can tell by their inability to see others as deserving of the eternal life and salvation which was their own
Living hope.
A man once came to my office
The man said “I think evangelism is a waste of time because God knows the number of people he wanted to save and he has the power to save them so I think we are just wasting our time as believers when we evangelize)
He said it so casually
So I asked him if anybody talked to him about Jesus before he gave his life to Christ
He said yes
I said and you didn’t regard that as important?
He said “So many people had spoken to me before then, God just said that would be my day and that is what will happen to others too”
He felt nothing for the unsaved
His heart was unperturbed by the teeming number of unsaved people all around
He had been saved and as far as he was concerned, that was enough.
Christians like that are what apostle Paul called babes
They have not been transformed by the renewing
of their minds through the washing of the word.
They are still carnal
Their opinion is still anchored on logic and ideologies other than Christ
They are the type that will cheer when a supposedly bad man was gruesomely killed in a movie or real life
Eternity has not dawned on
Every human life is precious
God does not consider any life too bad or too good to be saved
Remember the thief by the right hand? He didn’t have to pray and beg for forgiveness
The moment he acknowledged the divinity of Jesus, he was given an express entry into paradise!
A heart of stone is of no use to God because he desires to write upon the tablets of our hearts through the Holy Spirit.
Please learn to forgive those who had treated you unjustly, learn to heal from emotional trauma, learn to be free of the dross that has kept many in one spot
As regards their walk with the Holy Spirit
Religious people usually have very hard hearts
Crucify him, stone him and thrust him through is their stock in trade
They believe they must tear you to pieces because your cup of sin is full
They would rather condemn and cast away than
Forgive and gather
Jesus had several run ins with them and at the end of the day their religious mindset led to the death of Jesus
If you are a believer and you’re still angry, bitter, venomous and frustrated over the recent happenings in Nigeria, I will like to ask you to please
Consider the state of your heart
Feeding your heart with too much falsehood will only weaken you as a believer
Feeding your heart with so much negativity does you no good
Remember that the Holy Spirit is in you and must be nurtured
He thrives only on the word of God and the
Atmosphere of Heaven which is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.

PS: I urge you to let go of the hurt and forgive those who have offended you so that you may heal
I urge you to keep your heart tender
The reason many do not hear from God is the state of their hearts.

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