My Times Are In Your hand

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee (Isa 26:3).

Peace that exceeds anything you can understand comes when your mind is stayed on God. You have peace when you keep your heart on Jesus and not your circumstances and capacities (or lack thereof). If you keep your eyes on the stormy waves you’ll sink like Peter began to sink when he walked on water (Matt 14:22-31), and you’ll doubt God’s love like the disciples did when they said, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” (Mark 4:36-41).

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank Him for His answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:6-7 TLB).

Commit yourself to God, lean on Him, and hope confidently in Him. Free yourself from the shackles of worry and anxiety over the future. Your times are in His hands. There’s no need to bite your nails or wring your hand in worry. Your times are in His hands.

Faithful Service

And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own? (Luke 16:12)

How do you expect your business to thrive when you become a business owner, if today as an employee, you take home office supplies, falsify receipts and timesheets, and constantly run your boss down?

God commands us in Colossians 3:
Servants… don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t cover up bad work (Col 3:22-25 MSG).

Remember God rewards faithfulness…And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.

Hard Times & Humility

And to keep me from being puffed up and too much elated by the exceeding greatness (preeminence) of these revelations, there was given me a thorn (a splinter) in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to rack and buffet and harass me, to keep me from being excessively exalted (2 Cor 12:7 AMP).

Sometimes we go through difficult times that we might not rely on ourselves but on God.

Paul said in 2 Corinthians 1:8-10, “We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us (2 Cor 1:8-10 NIV).

David also said, “It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees” (Psa 119:71NIV).

Be confident that those who wait on God renew their strength (Isa 40:31), God guards and keeps in perfect and constant peace those who commit themselves to Him, those who lean on Him and hope confidently in Him (Isa 26:3),

God Guides

A tourist who chooses not to follow the tour guide soon finds himself lost in a strange city  – worse still he may end up in the wrong neighbourhood. A child who refuses to hold on to Mommy’s hand could end up reported missing in the evening news.  

The Holy Spirit is our guide and we cannot afford to go about our lives without His leading. Every day, He speaks, He directs.  

He spoke to Noah about the flood (Gen 6). He shared His plans with Abraham about Israel’s future (Gen 15:13-14) and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 18). He gave Daniel a timeline of future world government. Jeremiah knew Israel would spend 70 years in captivity because God told him so. He also knew what he and the people of Israel were to during these 70 years in captivity.  

It’s only if you are seeking God, looking into His face that you can receive His instructions. You need to be alert, on the lookout for His next instruction. Be in a position where you can hear Him. God is not secretive – He talks. Are you listening?

  Further Reading (Psa 25:9; Psa 32:8; Isa 58:11; John 16:13).

Why Worry?

Our situation doesn’t improve or get better by us worrying (Matt 6:27). All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances]. Prov 15:15 AMP

Doctors usually encourage patients to have a positive outlook because the state of their heart can either speed up their recovery process or their downslide. A man that is sick and also battling condemnation is a man about to die. Proverbs 18:14 says, the spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

Whatever valley of the shadow of death you may be walking through today – make your heart glad by remembering the promises of the One called Faithful and True. The Almighty who says ALL things work together for your good.

Not One Jot, Not One Tittle

I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved (Matt 5:18 NLT).

Time does not change, overrun or overcome what God has said. God is not a man, that he should lie…hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? (Num 23:19)

In the days of Joshua God said that Jericho should not be rebuilt..years later a man ventured to build Jericho in defiance and did it at the cost of his sons’ lives.

At that time Joshua pronounced this solemn oath: “Cursed before the Lord is the one who undertakes to rebuild this city, Jericho: “At the cost of his firstborn son he will lay its foundations; at the cost of his youngest he will set up its gates” (Josh 6:26 NIV).

In Ahab’s time, Hiel of Bethel rebuilt Jericho. He laid its foundations at the cost of his firstborn son Abiram, and he set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, in accordance with the word of the Lord spoken by Joshua son of Nun (1 Kings 16:34 NIV).

This is not the time to scoff saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

Remember that the Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord WILL come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up (2 Pet 3:4,9,10).

Listen to God

In Exod the Israelites told Moses, “You speak to us and we’ll listen, but don’t have God speak to us or we’ll die” (Exod 20:19).

Today we have people who want their pastors to hear from God on their behalf. People wait in line after service just to ask their pastor, “Do you have a word for me?” Such people may soon end up in delusion because some men posing as servants of the Most High God are like Jeroboam I, with their own agenda.

Jeroboam made a fort at Shechem in the hills of Ephraim, and made that his headquarters. He also built a fort at Penuel. But then Jeroboam thought, “It won’t be long before the kingdom is reunited under David. As soon as these people resume worship at The Temple of GOD in Jerusalem, they’ll start thinking of Rehoboam king of Judah as their ruler. They’ll then kill me and go back to King Rehoboam.”

So the king came up with a plan: He made two golden calves. Then he announced, “It’s too much trouble for you to go to Jerusalem to worship. Look at these—the gods who brought you out of Egypt!” He put one calf in Bethel; the other he placed in Dan. This was blatant sin. Think of it—people traveling all the way to Dan to worship a calf! And that wasn’t the end of it. Jeroboam built forbidden shrines all over the place and recruited priests from wherever he could find them, regardless of whether they were fit for the job or not.

To top it off, he created a holy New Year festival to be held on the fifteenth day of the eighth month to replace the one in Judah, complete with worship offered on the Altar at Bethel and sacrificing before the calves he had set up there. He staffed Bethel with priests from the local shrines he had made. This was strictly his own idea to compete with the feast in Judah; and he carried it off with flair, a festival exclusively for Israel, Jeroboam himself leading the worship at the Altar   (1 Kings 12:25-33 MSG).

No man of God should take the place of the Holy Spirit in your life. Deuteronomy 4:33 shows that people survive encounters with God.

God is inviting you to come into His presence. He’s willing and ready to teach you His will. The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you” (Psa 32:8 NLT).

Spend time with God today. He’s expecting you.

Live Intentionally

Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize? So run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours. Now every athlete who goes into training conducts himself temperately and restricts himself in all things. They do it to win a wreath that will soon wither, but we [do it to receive a crown of eternal blessedness] that cannot wither. Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary. But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a cointerfeit] (1 Cor 9:24-27 AMP).

Hell wasn’t where the rich man in Luke 16 wanted to end up…but that’s where he ended up. His every day choices led him there…Why? Because he did not live intentionally.   God commands us to work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation (Phil 2:13 AMP).

Live intentionally. Jesus is coming back soon.

Discernment

Jesus said of the devil, “He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

In Matthew 4, Satan quoted from Psalm 91 when he tempted Jesus, but whatever he had to say was not God-breathed (inspired). Take heed how and what you hear. Even when what Satan says appears correct…Jesus says he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own.

In Acts 16, the girl possessed with the spirit of divination said these men are the servants of the Most High yet Paul was grieved. Why? What she said was correct – they were the servants of the Most High God.

God commands us to test every spirit. Prove all things. Take heed what and how you hear (1 John 4:1; 1Thess 5:21; Mark 4:24; Luke 8:18)

The gift of suspicion is not the gift of discerning of spirits. Everyone has the first only the Holy Spirit gives the latter.

Redeeming the Time

Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil. Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is (Eph 5:15-17 AMP).

In Lagos, a lot of man hours are spent daily in traffic. One of the ways to redeem time is to use time spent commuting daily to work or school reading books or listening to sermons stored on your phone (that is if you are not the one driving).

How do you redeem the time? Please share.

Knowing God

by Yewande Olamiju

As you start the 2nd month of this year, don’t fall again into the rut of merely following a list of dos-and-don’ts you read in the Bible.Why? Because…a written letter does not take the place of a relationship. Relationships are built on communication and interaction. Jesus said in John 17:3, “this is eternal life, that they may know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent.” Apart from communion with Christ we can’t live (John 15:4).

The Israelites in the wilderness were satisfied with just hearing about God (much like reading His autobiography). They knew His acts but not His ways (Psa 103:7)…and we know how they ended. The Bible records that with many of them God was not well pleased. Be like Moses who longed to gaze into God’s face and not just read or hear about His mighty acts.

The Ephesian Church were good in doctrine but had left their first love, Jesus Christ (Rev 2:4, 6).

John 14:16; 15:26; 16:13 and 1 John 2:27 show that we need the Holy Spirit for every single area of our lives. Sometimes an option or a decision seems right but …there is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death (Prov 14:12 AMP). If you have ears, listen to what the Spirit is sayING (Rev 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13,22). What’s important is to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. It’s those that are led by the Spirit of God that are the sons of God (Rom 8:14).

Jesus, the author and captain of our faith, was completely dependent on the Heavenly Father (John 5:30). Prov 3:5 says lean not on your own understanding…in ALL your ways acknowledge Him – care about what God thinks on every issue. Ask for His will.

God still speaks. He still leads. He still gives directions (Rom 8:14; 1 John 2:27 AMP, Amos 3:7 AMP).

Like Paul, our cry should daily be – that I may know Him (Phil 3:7-10).

Do you believe in miracles?

by Yewande Olamiju

One of the headlines of Jewish Telegraph of July 2014 reads “Their God changes the path of our rockets mid-air.”

The response of the church to this news has been varied and diametrically opposite. Some Christians believe it’s yet another testimony of God awesome power of deliverance on behalf of the Jews, yet there are other Christians that believe that God fighting for Israel is a myth.

Will God do such miracles today? Will God fight against another nation in defense of Israel today?

We read in Joshua 10:14 that the LORD fought for Israel. Josh 10:42 says, the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel. Joshua 23:3 says, the LORD your God is He that hath fought for you.

Based on God’s everlasting covenant with Israel (Gen 15:18-21; Gen 13:14-17; Gen 22:2, 12, 16-18; Deut 30:1-10) and Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy of a future war involving Israel, yes, God will still fight for and on behalf of Israel.

Does God still perform such miracles? Yes. The bible is full of supernatural events such as:

Battle conquests – armies conquered by angels of the Lord’s host on behalf of the people of Israel (2 Kings 19:35; 2 Kings 7:6-8), an entire army struck with blindness by the LORD and led straight into Israel’s hands (2 Kings 6:8-23), Pharaoh’s army thrown into the sea (Exod 14), the walls of Jericho fell down flat (Josh 6), the sun and moon stood still for a whole day (Josh 10:12-14).

Prison breaks – supernatural escapes from prisons (Acts 5:17-23; Acts 12:6-18), chains falling off (Acts 6:7), iron city gates opening of their own accord (Acts 6:10), an earthquake opens prison cells and unlock chains (Acts 16:25-26).

People rescued from what would be called “certain-death” – Daniel in the lion’s den (Dan 6), 3 Hebrew boys thrown into a fiery furnace come out without a single burn (Dan 3).

People raised from the dead – Lazarus after four days in the grave (John 11); The Shunemite woman’s son (2 King 5:18-37); the widow of Zarephath’s son (1 Kings 17:8, 17-24); a widow in Nain’s son (Luke 7:11-15); Jarius’ daughter (Mark 5:22-24,35-43); Dorcas (Acts 9:36-43); Eutychus (Acts 20:7-12)

Multiplication of food (Mark 6:30-44; 2 Kings 4:1-7, 42-44, 1 kings 17:8-16).

Healing – Peter’s shadow healed people (Acts 5:15-16) while people were healed when handkerchiefs and aprons that touched Paul’s body were brought to them (Acts 19:12). Jesus healed “all manner of sickness and disease” (Matt 4:23).

In Matthew 13:58, we read that Jesus did not perform many miracles there because of their unbelief and lack of faith. Likewise if you choose to not believe then like the 10 spies and the unbelieving Israelites in the wilderness you will not see the Promise Land (Num 14:22-23).

In 2 Kings 7, an officer in the King of Israel’s cabinet learnt this lesson too late.

And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria. And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass’s head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove’s dung for five pieces of silver…

Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the Lord; Thus saith the Lord, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria. Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the Lord would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof…

For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us. Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and fled for their life…

And the people went out, and spoiled the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the Lord. And the king appointed the lord on whose hand he leaned to have the charge of the gate: and the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died, as the man of God had said, who spake when the king came down to him.

And it came to pass as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying, Two measures of barley for a shekel, and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, shall be to morrow about this time in the gate of Samaria: And that lord answered the man of God, and said, Now, behold, if the Lord should make windows in heaven, might such a thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof. And so it fell out unto him: for the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died (2 Kings 6:24-25, 7:1-2,6-7,16-20).

Heb 13:8 says, Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever. God still performs miracles. He still delivers people from trouble, distress and captivity. He still provides by His great power. Today, He continues to heal the sick, create body parts and perform wonderful miracles too many to count.

Do you believe?

The Abuse of Grace

adapted from a message by Pastor Dele Oyeleru

Where purpose is not know, abuse is inevitable. A believer who describes grace as merely unmerited favour will at a point in life inadvertently misuse grace because this definition does not include the purpose of grace. Grace  is unmerited favour, forgiveness of sin … and also empowerment, enablement for man to do what he could not do on his own to please a holy God.

Abuse is defined as  to use badly or improperly.

If we do not know the purpose of God’s grace we will abuse grace. God’s purpose for grace is stated in Titus 2:11-13

For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind. It has trained us to reject and renounce all ungodliness (irreligion) and worldly (passionate) desires, to live discreet (temperate, self-controlled), upright, devout (spiritually whole) lives in this present world (Titus 2:11-12 AMP).

How is grace misused?
1)Turning God’s grace into a license to sin
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ (Jude 4).

If you think grace is just unmerited favour then you’ll treat it like free-for-all-rain water that can be put to just about any use. You’ll sin with the mentality that “I can sin as much as I want. All I need to do is plead the blood of Jesus and voila God has no choice but to forgive me.”

2) By not growing in grace or not multiplying grace But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Pet 3:18).

When the congregation was dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked with them and urged them to continue in the grace of God  (Acts 13:43 NIV).

In John 8:31, Jesus says continue in My word. There is no vacuum in nature. You can’t give the excuse that you’ve remained on the same spot. If you are not advancing or progressing then you’re actually regressing. Put grace to work in your life by using it.

3) By not receiving grace Grace is always given so it must be received. If you don’t come to the throne of grace then you don’t receive grace. You are the one who needs grace so you must connect to God’s grace. God says come because grace is available (Hab 4:16)…God brings grace to you the way He wants, He is not bound to bring grace the way you want. People who are focused on nothing except Jesus are the ones who connect to God’s grace anywhere, any how and any time it shows up.

Sometimes God’s grace is released through His word by preachers or people we do not like. Forget the fact that you do not like the preacher and connect to God.

4) Not sharing grace with others Paul shared freely so we could be partakers of God’s grace (Phil 1:7; Acts 20:20). Freely have you received so freely should you give (Matt 10:8, 1 Cor 9:18). As a part of the body of Christ you are a joint which supplies (Eph 4:16), a saint speaking to another (Mal 4:16) and you are admonished to exhort one another daily (Hebrews 3:13).

but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—  from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love (Eph 4:14-16 NIV).

You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house (Acts 20:20 NIV).

5) Receiving grace in vain As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain (2 Cor 6:1 NIV).   Is there anything to show that you have received the grace of God?

Do you lightly esteem the grace of God like Esau who lightly esteemed his birthright? Do you refuse to give value to the grace of God by a continuous life of sin? Properly estimate the cost of God’s grace. It cost the life of His Son, Jesus.

6) By frustrating the grace of God I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? (Gal 2:21, Gal 3:1-3).

Your assurance of salvation should not rest on your works outside of a relationship with Christ but on the work of Christ on the cross. You could do no good works until the good work on the cross had been done. Your righteousness outside of this is filthy rags. The work of Christ on the cross makes you do good works. (Titus 2:11, Eph 2:8)

Conflict

Paul and Barnabas Separate

And after some time Paul said to Barnabas, Come, let us go back and again visit and help and minister to the brethren in every town where we made known the message of the Lord, and see how they are getting along. Now Barnabas wanted to take with them John called Mark [his near relative]. But Paul did not think it best to have along with them the one who had quit and deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone on with them to the work. And there followed a sharp disagreement between them, so that they separated from each other (Acts 15:36-39 AMP). Continue reading

Lonely People

adapted from Lonely People by Warren Wiersbe  

Sometimes we feel like we’re on the outside looking in. We feel unwanted, unneeded and uncared for.

Loneliness is described as a feeling of isolation even in the midst of a crowd – a feeling of being all by yourself even when you are surrounded by people.

Whatever the cause of your loneliness Jesus can comfort you and give you rest. Continue reading

Disciples or Fans?!!!

by Omolola Oriogun

It has always been a thing of wonder to me every time I have a discussion with the so-called ‘Arsenal fans’ on what they see in Arsenal that makes them keep their support and loyalty for a club that has not given them a trophy in 10 years. Their responses always amaze me because you’ll hear answers like: “Wenger is a great manager; He has helped the club to be a rich club;  He doesn’t waste money on players Continue reading

Dusty Bibles

It’s the end of the yet another month and you still have not reached the bible reading goals you set for youself at the start of the year.   Here are a few tips, testimonies or simply just how others, just like you (i.e. me) have made some headway thus far

1) What not to do
When it comes to daily (or not-so-daily) Bible reading, January 1 can be a welcome arrival. A new year signals a new start. You’re motivated to freshly commit to what you know is of indispensable importance: the Word of God. Yet this isn’t the first time you’ve felt this way. You were entertaining pretty similar thoughts 365 days ago. Continue reading

Pain: the Gift Nobody Longs For

by Omolola Oriogun

Pain – the gift nobody longs for
Still it comes
Somehow leaves us stronger when it’s gone away
Pray – I try and pray for Your will to be done
But I confess it’s never fast enough
For me, it seems the hardest part is waiting on You
When what I really want is just to see Your hand move

I want a peace beyond my understanding
I want to feel it fall like rain in the middle of my hurting
I want to feel Your arms as they surround me
And let me know that it’s okay to be here in this place
Resting in the peace that only comes in the waiting Continue reading

Whose Culture?

by Omolola Oriogun

I recently attended a traditional wedding ceremony in the Eastern part of Nigeria – Aba to be precise. The program was scheduled to start at 2 p.m. in the afternoon but it was delayed because of some traditional rites that had to be done, cultures that had to be followed. As a Christian I thought and said to myself, “this is not right,” and asked the bride-to-be, “must you do this?” She replied saying, “if I don’t do all this, I won’t be considered married.” I couldn’t say anything but just had to shut my mouth because her response startled me.

While seated somewhere waiting for the traditional wedding to start, I thought back to 2006 when my elder sister had her traditional wedding in the Western way i.e. the Yoruba way. The program was billed to start at 8a.m but it didn’t officially start until 10a.m Continue reading

Bondage Unlimited

adapted from a message by Pastor Dele Oyeleru of TCBC, Ejigbo

God’s commandments are not irksome, burdensome, oppressive, troublesome or grievous (1 John 5:3b).

Sometimes we view God’s commandments as killjoys or restraints to be cast off. A dour faced matron who looks like she’s sucked on too many lemons, holding a cane over our heads, preventing us from enjoying a good life.

Not believing that God’s commandments are because He loves us will surely lead you into sin, just like Eve did when she believed the Serpent’s lie that God’s law was just holding her back from being all she could be.

The book of Jude speaks of different groups of people who cast of restraint and did not stay within God’s laid down boundaries. These men stepped over the guard rails of protection of God’s word because they believed God’s law was cramping their style. Continue reading