Friday, 6 January 2017

'GOOD WORKS: ARE MEN LEFT OUT?'

"But which becomes women professing godliness with good works" - 1 Timothy 2:10 
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If women are to profess godliness with good works, how can a man also profess godliness with good works? 
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Godliness means to act righteously or becoming devoted to God. However, godliness is God's nature manifesting in a man through the fruit of the spirit. 
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Do I have the fruits of the Spirit manifesting in me? To love God wholeheartedly and my neighbors? To experience joy regardless of the situation (Rom. 14:17)? And peace no matter the turbulence (John 14:27)? Am I able to patiently endure insult, abuse, offenses or mistreatment (Col. 3:13) as a man?
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Does the traits of gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance manifest in my life? If all these are yet to manifest in one's life, one is yet to measure up to God's standard.
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But how can a man manifest good works? Making physical impact in the life of people is known to be good works according to societal standard. But making spiritual and eternal impact is heaven's recognition of good works. 
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Jesus manifested this standard in Acts 10:38. He was anointed with the Holy Ghost and power. You don't have to be a pastor to receive the Holy Spirit, it is a requirement for every believers of Christ. 
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Go all around you and make positive impact as a man. Manifest good works in your family and amongst your friends. 
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Mind you, being nice to everyone is not the height of good works that is expected of you as a man or woman but that you go about setting the captives (sin, sickness) free and depopulate the kingdom of darkness. 
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We (men and women) need to manifest God's nature in us through the fruit of the spirit because every works will receive its judgment. 
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Are you manifesting good works as a man or you're causing havoc all around you?



By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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