- a CHASE simply refers to a pursuit or a hunt.
- WINDS are atmospheric/artificial air put in motion caused by convection or differences in air
pressure. they are various directions of wind flows. winds are invisible travelers and thus cannot be seen but rather felt or perceived. Based on biblical context in the book of Ecclesiastes, culled from, for the purpose of this piece; I, therefore, define CHASING THE WINDS as a
pursuit or hunting for by all means the cravings of this world which roars around from all directions silently in deceit. those who love money and make it their god will always crave for it nonstop because they see it as their source of power and life. Though making money isn’t evil but making it a god is evil. How meaningless to think that wealth brings happiness. what shall it profit a man to crave for money seeing it as a god, gain the whole world and looses his/her soul to condemnation?
GOD FORBID.. ALL ARE VANITIES UPON VANITIES.
let me share this piece with you….
Hmm… After the night prayers of Wednesday – 12th July, 2017 through to the early morning hours of thursday in church, I slept and woke up – the bright morning of thursday; I got ready to go home but ended in a conversation outside the church auditorium with two guys, my fellow brethren. we discussed for about 20 – 30 minutes on the purpose of our being here on earth and God’s original plan for every man. we came to a point to know that one can drift away from the original plan by God in order for his/her selfish reasons to acquire fame, power and wealth. After a long time on this, we came to a consensus that it is better to live and labor for eternity with Christ Jesus in paradise. to seek God and receive of His riches, fame and power that is true, never destroys but leads to eternal life than crave for the one that comes in deceit, steals and destroys thus leading to condemnation.
Then we parted goodbye.
I took my bag and headed home. i got to the house few minutes after 8 am. i relaxed on the bed, i checked my time and realized it was 8:48 am. it was like, i felt a touch on my back. one will wonder and overlook but i choose to live by the spirit. i turned and asked…
who are you?
if you are not from Jesus Christ of Nazareth get behind me. Then, i started feeling sleepy. i said to myself…. no.. i don’t have to sleep, it’s 8:50 am and i need to pray by 9:am because I’m on fasting. if i sleep, i might wake up after 9:00 am or more than that. but i didn’t know when i dozed off and then started dreaming. i saw myself outside the church auditorium at night discussing with fellow brethren. Then, i was alone leaning on a car. A man appeared before me and offered me fame, power and riches that he knows I’m a child of great destiny. I looked at him and asked
who are you?
He replied telling me his names just like first name and sur name which I’ve forgotten. As if he knew what i was about saying to him, he cuts in and pleaded saying “don’t stop me with that Name that you serve”. I came to know that the Name he knows I’m serving Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the King of kings and the Lord of lords and he is afraid of the Name. immediately, i ordered him saying “in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, get behind me satan”.
he disappeared as ordered.
I woke up, rejecting in the physical through prayers all the devil offers as i did in the spiritual. The devil thought he could make it over me in the spiritual after defeating him in the physical through my utterance in the Name of Jesus Christ when i felt the touch. But he doesn’t know there is Someone Who controls both the physical and spiritual, Jesus Christ.
My dear people, that’s while the Word of God tells us to live by the spirit for the spirit controls the physical. devil knows that by the mention of the Name of Jesus Christ, he is doomed.
My dear, there is salvation in no one else but Jesus Christ! no other name under Heaven has been given by which man must be saved but the Name of
Jesus Christ ( Acts 4:12); which is a Strong Fortress where the godly run to Him and are safe
(Proverbs 18: 10).
See, the devil is never tired. he moves around looking for whom to devour.
he knows the destiny of everyone. he knew Jesus Christ will destroy him that’s while he tried to kill the Messiah using kings when he was born but God save Him (because he submitted to His Father – John 3: 17) in order to fulfill His destiny for man’s salvation. the devil still went ahead to tempt Jesus Christ after not succeeding in the physical but failed. Jesus Christ showed us an example there that we can as well defeat this evil world and gain victory through our faith only if we believe that He – Jesus Christ is the Son of God. The devil roars 24/7, therefore as believers we should be steadfast in prayers 24/7. Pray withoutceasing.
so humble yourselves before God (just as Jesus Christ did). resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4: 7
come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up in honor.
James 4: 8 & 10
My life share is not a fixed up. i decided to share it with you and making it more understanding by engrossing it. keep on with Jesus Christ – our hope of glory ( Matthew 12: 21). Don’t give the devil a vacancy to work in you but submit to God, you will see victory day by day. someone reading this, are you in Christ? continue to be in Him. Are you not in Him? my dear, go for Jesus Christ – He is the Author and Finisher of our Faith.Believe in Him and serve Him in spirit and in truth. Jesus Christ provides fame, wealth, success, connections, favor, power for you to live a comfortable life and all His gifts never perishes but leads to eternal life with Him.
seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.
Matthew 6: 33
I leave you with this biblical scriptures. please do well to study them and meditates on them. May the Grace of God be upon you
- Ecclesiastes 12: 1
- Ecclesiastes 5: 16 – 17
- Matthew 5: 13 – 16
- Matthew 6: 19 – 34
- 1 John 5: 4 – 5
- John 3:16 – 17
so it is all meaningless ( to gain the whole world and loose your soul to condemnation) like CHASING THE WINDS
Ecclesiastes 6: 9b