FIRST LOVE RECOVERY MINISTRIES
Romans 10:17 (New International Version)
"Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ."
This word of Christ serves as the divinely ordained travel agent for all persons who are travelling through life from the cradle to the grave in all generations of human existence.
The star offer for all times and seasons is 'Rhema Island'!
This is the only island where all the dreams of God in the human heart get really and fully fulfilled.
But the island cannot be located on any physical map or using the latest satellite technology,yet its existence has been proved by those who found it.
It has even eluded the realms of magic,mythology and mysticism,yet those who find it accomplish 'the impossible' in fulfilling their divine destinies.
This island is surrounded and hidden by the seas of ancient and modern human philosophies and traditions which mankind has sought to achieve fulfillment in life!
Mankind has suffered turmoil and frustration even when sailing on the ships as 'invincible' as 'the Titanic' in order to get to this island!
The enemy of mankind has always provided an alternative to this star offer but those who has accepted such an offer have ended up in a complete mess(Prov.14:12). The alternative seems right to the human intellect because it comes in a very attractive package that hides its real evil nature. The enemy of mankind has never had any interest in any person's fulfillment in life. Therefore if anyone refuses his offer,he proceeds to discourage those who make the right choice to seek 'Rhema Island'!
Hebrews 11:6 (New International Version)
"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."
Through the word of Christ anyone can hear the message of God relevant to his/her situation,and this message generates faith which is the dynamic element in man that turns the dreams of God into realities.
Real faith never denies or belittles God's existence and God's ability to impartially respond to anyone who seeks him. Faith counters and neutralises the lies of the enemy of mankind-these lies only sabotage man's destiny both temporally(in this life) and eternally(in the life to come). Through faith,anyone can get access to 'Rhema Island' and it is only by faith that one's place on the island is secured in spite of the onslaught of the enemy's storms.
Real faith is not 'faith in faith' but 'faith in God(Mark 11 :22)'. The former (faith in faith) is only an alternative to real faith but gets no one anywhere and offers no security against the enemy. The latter(faith in God) believes in who God is,and in what he says!
Jeremiah 33:3 (The Message)
"Call to me and I will answer you. I'll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own."
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 (New International Version)
"However, as it is written:
"No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him"
"but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God."
Psalm 119:18 (New International Version)
"Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law."
Real faith is expressed in love(Gal 5:6),and the evidence of love is obedience to God(John 14:15). In obedience to God,real faith humbly seeks God,who then reveals by his Spirit in the bible(his law)all things(2 Peter 1:3) relevant to the fulfillment of destiny. Faith then proceeds to use those revealed things to fulfill destiny,for faith without works is dead(James 2:26)!
Where then is 'Rhema Island'?
It is that wonderful place in God where anyone can find,pursue,and fulfill his/her divine destiny both now and in eternity!
It is a global network of people who appear to be 'superheroes' when they are just heroes of faith(Heb 11)!
To get to that isle,each person must be born again through a personal encounter with Jesus Christ(John 3: 3). This process of 'rebirth'(the new birth) involves repentance(Mark 1:14-15) from sin,and faith(John 3:16, 5:24) in Christ as one's personal Lord and Saviour. And this process is initiated by the word of Christ preached in the power of the Spirit by those(both clergy and laity) that he sends to the world as his witnesses(Rom 10:15).
For anyone on 'Rhema Island' who is facing challenges(storms even to the scale of a tsunami),victory has been secured at Calvary where Christ died for mankind of all generations,and this is the victory that should be enforced by faith in order 'to ride the storm' and win unto the glorious end. Therefore be encouraged for the Lord within is much more greater than the enemy without(1 John 4:4)!
1 John 5:4-5 (King James Version)
"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."
"Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?"
About the Author
British-born Nigerian Christian writer living and working in London,UK with website:www.firstloveministries.org.uk