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Rev. Dr. Samuel Somuah Asante is an ordained minister of the gospel, who is commissioned to project the Lord Jesus Christ. His ministry emphasis is on th divine elevation of the believer in Christ. He believes strongly that all who are in Christ have the privilege to live above sin and failure, walk in righteousness and the resurrected life of Christ. He encourages Christians, especially pastors, to live a life that manifests the glory of God through them. Rev. Somuah is a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Ghana and holds a Masters degree in Theology from International Theological Seminary (Ghana Campus), and a PhD in Biblical Studies from ZOE Theological Seminar (USA). He is the Chief Servant of Jesus Witness Ministry, based in Taifa-Burkina, Accra. He is married to Rev. (Mrs.) Doris Somuah Asante and are blessed with two sons, Samuel and Arnold. They make their home in Accra, Ghana.

DON’T BE DECEIVED

KEY SCRIPTURE: Titus 1:16 KJV “They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate”.

The above scripture is a very important one, speaking to many who profess they are Christians yet in reality, they are not. The serious aspect of this is that: you may be involved in religion all throughout your lifetime, but may end up in hell fire at the end of the day. Matthew 7:21 KJV “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” .The Lord says it is those who consistently do the will of the father that would be admitted into the kingdom of God.

 There are some people who are always present in church yet the church is not in them. They are basically full of themselves. They are self-righteous and are always right, whiles every other person is wrong. Some practice secret sins, keep hurts and grudges about their neighbours. They are always bitter about something or somebody. They complain a lot, about almost everything. Dear brother or sister such an attitude and live style makes you a perfect candidate for hell fire. Just consider what the scriptures teach: Romans 2:21,22 KJV” Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written”. This should not be the testimony about you.

The sad truth about such people is that they claim to have been born again, knowing all the scriptures that speak on these matters, yet they are not born again. To be born again is to submit your life to the Lordship of Jesus. You are no longer in charge of your life. It is Jesus who expresses Himself through you. You are no more self centered but Christ centered. Gal 2:20 KJV” I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me”. If the above description paints a picture of your life, then be humble and repent today. Surrender the control of your life to the Lord of Lords, Jesus, who died to save you.

PRAYER

Dear heavenly father, my life has been in my own hands. I have been full of myself. Have mercy on me. Forgive all my sins. I surrender the rule of my life into your hands. Be the true Lord over my life. Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul today.

FURTHER STUDIES

 Galatians 6:7, 8 KJV “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting”.

YOU ARE GOD’S IMAGE

KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 20:25 KJV “And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.”

Our key scripture is among the many scriptures that those who wish to gratify their carnal desires wrongly   use. The story behind this comment from our Lord Jesus concerns the Jews who came to Him seeking to tempt Him to say something wrong against the authorities, so he would be arrested and killed.

These Pharisees came to the master and asked, ‘is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not (Luke 20:22). The Lord asked them to bring Him a coin. He asked whose image and inscription are on the coin? They answered Caesar’s. He remarked, give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.

Now our lesson from the story. Whose image is on you, or whose image do you carry? Genesis 1:27 KJV” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” The Bible says we were made in the image of God. If it is so then we ought to give ourselves to God.

Many of us have given ourselves to all kinds of things. Some, it is drink, illicit sex, smoking, stealing, crave for wealth and to many to philosophical persuasions that controls our lives. There are many who worship idols and refuse to serve the creator of all things. Listen to what the scriptures say about you. Rom 1:21 KJV” Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” You cannot pretend not to know God exists or ignore Him. If you do so, your heart only become foolish and grope in the dark according to the scriptures.

Dear brother or sister God’s image is upon you, you are His, why give your life to something else?  Anything that should not owe you, nor created you would destroy you, if you serve that thing.  In Romans 1:22-26, those who refused to honor God although they knew He is Lord over all, were given to a reprobate heart and mind. You are in God’s image, so surrender your life to Him today.

YOU may do so by praying the following prayer

PRAYER

Oh, heavenly father, you created me in your image I belong to you. Forgive me for living for myself and other things. I surrender my life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ today.

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 1:25 KJV” Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen”.

Romans 1:21 KJV Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”

YOUR SOUL IS PRICELESS

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 16:26 KJV “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

What is the soul of a man? The soul of a man in the light of our discussions is the immortal spiritual entity in a man. It is the real person that lives on into eternity when the physical man dies or expires.

The soul of a man is more precious, valuable and expensive than all physical things or wealth combined. Every physical thing, buildings, cars, planes and what have you are all products of the dust. It is actually dust and would end up on the dung hill. Your soul is not physical or from the dust. The Lord asked, what shall it profit a man, if he gains all the wealth in this life and loses his soul? How is a soul lost.? When that soul is not subjected to the Lordship of Jesus. The soul is lost if it is not born from above by the spirit of God. It is lost when that individual places or prices carnal physical things above the place of Christ in his life.

Many people have not come to this understanding, and have sold out their souls to the devil and gone for fame, money, lust and many more. Satan cares less about giving you anything in exchange for your soul. He knows those things have no eternal value, but your soul does. He knows the value of your soul. The value of a thing is the price paid to purchase it. The Lord Jesus shed his blood to pay for your soul. The price of your soul is the life of Jesus.

Do not let the sacrifice of Jesus go waste. Make God’s investment for your soul become beneficial to you, and to God. Now if you refuse and still tread on the path of rebellion and disobedience, WOULD GOD BE RIGHT TO PUT YOUR SOUL IN HELL FIRE?

  . This is the worst thing that a man could do to himself. Repent from your ways and make Jesus Lord of your life.

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father forgive me for my stubbornness. I repent from every rebellion and accept the Lordship of Jesus. Save my soul from Hell.

FURTHER STUDIES

Proverbs 29:1 KJV “He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy”.

1 Peter 1:18 & 19. Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

RECEIVE THE LIGHT OF LIFE.

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:12. “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life”.

Darkness is the domain of Satan and his devils. Darkness also stands for the works of the devil, which includes, sin, sicknesses, demonic activities and many more. Human experiences have so many evil happenings such that, human life is prone to evil more than good things Just listen to various news networks, and it is all about something evil happening from one place to the other. Let’s consider how the scriptures describe the state of men. Isaiah 60:2 KJV” For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. Satan manifests his works in the affairs of men yet God comes to you with His light, that is His glory.

YOU may be under the influence of darkness in one form or the other. It may be some sinful life with very negative repercussions. It may also be a deplorable state, that leaves you feeling victimized or helpless like a health condition. There is a sure answer for you. Our key scripture says, in John 8:12 KJV that ” Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” Come to Jesus for His light to overcome evil in your life.

Light will always cheaply stop every form of darkness, no matter how dark it may be. The Lord said he is the light of the world and anyone who follows him would not walk in darkness. This is an invitation to total liberty. He added that the man who comes after Him shall also have the Light of life. You would also become light.

 Beloved brother or sister that evil life of sin, condition or problem that is reigning in your life, because of the absence of light will cease if you would come to Jesus.  Come to Jesus and you would not only have light but you would be light to deal with every darkness. He is your only answer.

PRAYER

Dear heavenly father, I’m tired living by my own abilities. I surrender my life to Jesus accepting Him as the Lord of my life today.

FURTHER STUDIES

John 1:9. “There it was–the true Light [was then] coming into the world [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] that illumines every person”.

John 1:4,5. ” In him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it].”

GOD LOVES YOU. 2

KEY SCRIPTURE:2 Corinthians 5:19 KJV ” To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation”.

God’s love for mankind is such an amazing thing. Men keep rejecting His love because many have not come to terms with God’s love for them.

Please let’s consider an aspect of the love of God for all men. According to the Bible, the sins of men was what l separated them from God, before the Lord Jesus was crucified on the cross.

Isaiah 59:1&2 KJV “Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” From the preceding scripture, we see that, our sins hid God’s

face and actually separated us from the father. This condition, as a result of God’s amazing love for us is no more the situation.

Our key scripture reveals that now through the death of Jesus, God our father does not count the sins of the sinner against him or her any longer. The scripture says God was in Jesus Christ reconciling the world unto Himself. The word ‘ reconciling’ is the Greek word ‘katalasso’ which means to ‘change thoroughly’ or ‘to be brought into favor’. The scripture said He did not impute or count their sins against them., why? Because Jesus has taken the sins away and brought  them into favor with the father .

Oh, such love. It is not the sin of the sinner that keeps  God away from him, but rather man’s decision not to accept the sacrifice of Jesus for their sins. God in His love for mankind has taken away the sin of the world through Jesus.

John 1:29 KJV “……., Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” .If a man dies without accepting God’s love, he or she would end up in hell fire because he did not make use of God’s offer of love. Dear brother or sister God our father is not counting your sins against you. The Lord Jesus has brought you into favor with God. He took away your sins and nailed them to the cross and is waiting on you to accept this great act of love. Now what must you do?

 1.Repent or change your mind about God’s love for you.

2.Accept the love of God by believing Jesus took away all your sins.

3.Confess Jesus as the Lord of your life.

Note “When a man accepts that his sins has been taken away, he would not go back to them. “

PRAYER

Heavenly father, I believe in your love for me. I accept that Jesus took all my sins away. I confess Him as my Lord

FURTHER STIDIES

Rom 4:8 KJV “Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin”.

2 Corinth 5:21 KJV. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

GOD LOVES YOU

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 3:16 AMP. “For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life”.

Someone once asked, how can God love the world when evil seems to abound so much? Diseases seem to multiply beyond medical help. Natural disasters strike in dimensions that the hearts of people tend to fail at the sight of such scenes. Why is it so? Beloved brothers or sisters, the abundance of evil is basically a sign of people’s rejection of God’s love. Jesus remains God’s solution to every crises of men.  Rom 1:16 KJV “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” .The word salvation is a comprehensive word which means, peace, security, deliverance, healing, forgiveness of sin and preservation and many more.

Once you believe in Jesus according to Rom 1:16, God makes his salvation possible to you. It is not, God who brings these evils on men John 10:10 reads: The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. Satan is the arch enemy of men. God ‘s love still prevails and is ready to set anyone who would believe in Jesus free. Sin and rebellion against God and His word keeps men out of God’ s reach to save them. God does not force His salvation on anyone. It is the right of every man to accept God’s love demonstrated through Christ. God is not pleased in the destruction of the sinner

Once again be reminded that God so loves you that He has given the answer for your complete salvation now and the life to come. Jesus died to bring us eternal life. It is such a great loss for any man to reject such a salvation. Heb 2:3 KJV How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; “; Don’t be deceived by philosophy and intellectualism for life is spiritual. Accept the love of God and be saved from eternal destruction. Repent from your ways and believe in Jesus.

PRAYER

Dear heavenly father, forgive me for rejecting your salvation through Jesus. I believe in Him and make Him lord of my life. Thank you for saving my soul. In the name of Jesus, I ‘ve prayed.

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 5:8 KJV” But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

John 15:13 KJV” Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”.

YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 3:3. Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God.

There are basically two kingdoms that reign over men. These kingdoms are God’s kingdom and Satan’s kingdom. All men by virtue of our lineage from Adam and Eve have become subjects to Satan’s kingdom. Rom 5:12 KJV “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned”: Death and sin are not just actions or a state but spiritual entities that proceed from their master Satan. These are the taskmasters assigned to everyone born into this life. They rule men and manifest themselves through men. Death and sin became our very nature. When Pharisee Nicodemus visited the Lord Jesus, the Lord did not delay to tell him he must be born again. Sin and death cannot be part of the kingdom of God. You need to have eternal life, to be part of the kingdom of God. You MUST be born with a new life that would establish you in God’s kingdom.

We do not get into God’s kingdom by joining a church, or being a good person, but being born from above. How can one be born again? The Lord shows us how to be born again in John 3:5 KJV “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God”.

The agents of this new birth are the water and the Spirit. The water stands for the word of God. Eph 5:26 KJV” That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word”. Another scripture which shows us that, it is the word that gives us this new birth is 1Pe 1:23 KJV “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever”. The word and the Spirit always work together. The moment you believe what the word says the Spirit goes into action to create what the word says.

In this instant the word says. John 1:12 KJV” But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”: This is very simple but very true. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ today and receive this new life or to be born again. You express this through confessing Jesus as Lord of your life. Why not do so now so you can enter the kingdom of God. Read Romans 10:9&10 ‘Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and, in your heart, believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

PRAYER

Lord Jesus you are the only way to the kingdom of God. I accept you and believe you died and rose again. I declare you are the Lord of my life.

FURTHER STUDIES

John 3:8 KJV ‘The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit”.

1 Peter 1:23 KJV” Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever”.