Presentation on theme: "SAM NUHU OVERCOMING EVIL SAM NUHU. ROMANS CHAPTER 12 A. Consecration of Body and Mind. 12:1,2. B.Humility in the Use of God's Gifts. 12:3-8. C.Character."— Presentation transcript:
ROMANS CHAPTER 12 A. Consecration of Body and Mind. 12:1,2. B.Humility in the Use of God's Gifts. 12:3-8. C.Character Traits To Be Exemplified. 12:9-21.
CONFORM Rom 12:2-The word rendered "conformed" properly means to put on the form, fashion, or appearance of another. It may refer to anything pertaining to the HABITDRESS HABIT, MANNER,DRESS, STYLE OF LIVING, etc STYLE OF LIVING, etc, of others (Barnes' Notes) Are we conforming to the World or Christ (Rom8:29; 1Pet1:14)
complete change: a complete change, usually into something with an improved appearance or usefulness JUST LIKE METAMORPHOSIS.
BLESS…. Romans 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not Its One of The Most Severe And Difficult Duties In Christianity This precept is taken from the Sermon on the Mount.(Matt 5:44; Luke 6:28). [Bless, and curse not] Bless only; or continue to bless, however long or aggravated may be the injury. Bless (that is, Wish and call down by prayer a blessing on) them which persecute you
cont Give good words, or pray for those who speak bad words to you, who make dire imprecations against you. Bless them, pray for them on no account curse them, whatever the provocation may be. Have the loving, forgiving mind that was in your Lord.
HUMILIATE? EMBARRASS?? DON’T HUMILIATE OR EMBARRASS YOUR ENEMIES, eg, Joseph made sure no one was in the room when he revealed himself to his brothers SLAVE GIRL & NAAMAN
CURSE NOT…. To curse denotes properly to devote to destruction. it implies the destruction of the object, eg, fig-tree that was cursed by the Saviour soon withered away: Mark 11:21. to curse implies the invoking of the aid of God to devote to destruction..to implore a curse from God to rest on others; to pray that God would destroy them. In a larger sense still, it means to abuse by reproachful words; or to express Oneself in a violent, profane, and outrageous manner. GIVE ENEMY WATER? OR POISON??
YES !! When the injured man (a believer) labours to repay curses with blessings and prayers The enemy’s evil passions will no longer have any motive &incentive; his conscience is pricked enemy is disarmed he finds that he has no use for his weapons; he beholds in the injured man a magnanimous friend, whose mind is superior to all the insults and injuries which he has received
What do we do? determine never to permit the heavenly principle that influences your soul to bow itself before the miserable, ordinary, and wretched spirit of revenge as soon as you begin to avenge yourself, you place yourself at same level with the unprincipled man all the evil and disgraceful passions of his enemy He who avenges himself receives into his own heart all the evil and disgraceful passions of his enemy The voice of eternal reason is "Avenge not yourselves... overcome evil with good
True Freedom Praying for them frees you & that person leave God to Do the judgment
JOAB GOOD NAME: JOAB means Jehovah Father. Name appears about 138 times in the Bible! GOOD FAMILY: Oldest of the three sons of Zeruiah, David's sister
Quality of Joab BOLD ABLE STATESMAN CAPTAIN OF HOSTS OF ISRAEL’S ARMY ADVISER TO THE KING INTERCESSOR- eg, For Absalom (2Sam 14:1-33)
The ‘lows’ of Joab REVENGEFUL, UNFORGIVING, FULL OF HATRED Killed Abner (2Sam3:1-30) Conspired to kill Uriah (2Sam 11:6-26) killed Absalom- his nephew (2Sam 18:14-15) Amasa his nephew (2Sam20:9-12) NOT IN THE SPIRIT-Joab joined in Adonijah's rebellion and died a shameful death (1King2:28)
FIGHTING IN THE FLESH DID JOAB FIGHT THE DID JOAB FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT? AFTER ALL HE WON THE BATTLES AGAINST HE WON THE BATTLES AGAINST PHILISTINES, ETC WE ARE FIGHTING AGAINST ISLAMIC DOMINATION, ARE WE FIGHTING IN LINE WITH GOD’S DICTATES OR WE ARE FIGHTING IN THE FLESH
Yes ! Mostly in the flesh Rom 12:21--Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (false unity, discourage, frighten, frustrate, bribe to cause opposition, letters of accusation, assault! Ezra4, Neh 4, Jn10:10b) Enemy want us to use his weapons to fight, so they provoke us by any means (false unity, discourage, frighten, frustrate, bribe to cause opposition, letters of accusation, assault! Ezra4, Neh 4, Jn10:10b) provocations make us mad, but they help prune us to be sharp arrows in GOD’s hand Heb12:15 So, See to it that no-one misses the grace of God &that no bitter root grows to defile many-Heb12:15 …Don’t be provoked to cause injury, persecute, or revile
OUR RESPONSES Boy Who Killed Muslim In Jenta To Retaliate Sister’s Death In Kaduna In 2000 young 10yr-old boy from Dogo na Hauwa refused to stay in same room with muslim boy after recovering from anaesthesia, cos muslims killed his entire family Rev Jones burns Koran in USA
CHRIST WAS FULL OF GRACE THAT MADE HIM TO OVERLOOK THE SCORN OF MEN & NOT BECOME ANGRY….IT TOOK GRACE TO SUBMIT IN HUMILITY UNTO DEATH, DEATH ON THE CROSS THE CROSS
LOVE CONQUERS ALL Any love for CHRIST not accompanied with passion for souls is counterfeit If we passionately hate muslims, how can we show genuine love to them? how can we preach to them? Jonah hated idea of preaching to ‘enemies’ Cast your cares on HIM..HIS yoke is Easy
LOVE ARMENIAN NURSE who treated her brother’s killer & that led him to Christ Corrie Ten Boom’s When asked ‘how did u forgive those who killed your family?’ Corrie Ten Boom’s dad gave her train tickets just b4 they boarded it…tho he had bought months earlier..Thus our heavenly father gives us grace in any situation we find ourselves..just forgive and He will give the grace WHITE woman raped by a blackman, became pregnant & gave birth..when she sees the black boy amongst her children-a daily reminder of the tragedy! Yet she chose to forgive the rapist
MINISTRY OF LOVE & FORGIVENESS LOVE AND FORGIVENESS CHRIST’S MINISTRY IS LOVE AND FORGIVENESS EVEN AS HIS ENEMIES, HE DIED FOR US (ROM5:6-10) MINISTRY OF HATRED IS FROM THE DEVIL MINISTRY OF MODERN CHURCH- LOVE OR HATE
WHY LOVE? WHY DOES THE BIBLE INSIST THAT GOD’S PEOPLE ACT IN LOVE? IT’S SIMPLE, REALLY. WE ARE TO REFLECT OUR FATHER AND GOD IS LOVE
HIS EYES run to and fro heart is loyal 2 Chron 16:9--For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. NKJV
WILL HE COME &FIND ME FAITHFUL? When The Roll Is Called Up, will I..will you be there? 37 Mighty Men Of David (2Sam 23) Abishai his brother Uriah Joab’s Armour bearer- Naharai the Beerothite Ahithophel’s son Eliam Zelek the Ammonite Hatred Made Joab To Lose The Race
Col 4:17 Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfil it
DRY SINNER VS WET SINNER? Baptism Baptism: You go down a dry sinner and come up a wet sinner!- J. Hagee Religion is what is left
Transformed Are you Transformed for CHRIST Conformed OR Conformed to the world OR Deformed trying to do both? SOMEBODY ASKED THESE QUESTIONS:-
CHRISTIAN LIVING Christian living is simply being a Christian and acting as a Christian should in every part of life. -The Wycliffe Bible Commentary IS NOT THE OCCASIONAL GOOD DEEDS OR OCCASIONAL MISDEEDS THAT DETERMINE ON WHOSE SIDE YOU BELONG BUT IT’S THE HABITUAL DEEDS YOU NEED TO GROW IN HIS GRACE
conclusion 1Thess 5:23-24 May The God of Peace Himself Sanctify You Thru & Thru..Separate You From Profane Things, Make You Pure & Wholly Consecrated To GOD; & May Your Spirit, Soul & Body Be Preserved Sound & Complete & Found Blameless At The Coming of The Messiah Faithful & Utterly Trustworthy Is HE Who Is Calling You To Himself..HE Will Fulfil HIS Call By Hallowing & Keeping You (Ampl Bible) Amen.
THANKS FOR LISTENING GOD BLESS!!! THANKS FOR LISTENING GOD BLESS!!!
When the Trumpet of the LORD shall sound & time shall be no more And the morning breaks, eternal, bright & fair When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore, And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there When the roll is called up yonder(3x); When the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there Let me labour for the Master from the dawn till setting sun, Let me talk of all His wondrous love & care, Then when all of life is over, & my work on earth is done, And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER
FOR I’M BUILDING A PEOPLE OF POWER AND I’M BUILDING A PEOPLE OF PRAISE THAT WILL MOVE THRU THIS LAND BY MY SPIRIT AND WILL GLORIFY MY PRECIOUS NAME BUILD YOUR CHURCH LORD MAKE US STRONG LORD JOIN OUR HEARTS LORD THRU YOUR SON MAKE US ONE LORD IN YOUR BODY IN THE KINGDOM OF YOUR SON