Sunday, 29 March 2020

The Physician

Christ is a physician, and He is the best there is. Whatever disease afflicts the believer, he has the remedy to heal. I have never known one stricken believer who is sealed with the Holy Spirit that did not enter heaven after death.

O poor Christian, are you sick? Come to the great physician who can heal your soul. Only come to him and trust him as you lay on your sickbed. Sleep well for it is Christ who is watching over you. He is a great physician that has never failed to heal a patient.

It is He who binds up the brokenhearted and washes away our sins. He restores our souls. Whatever soul surgery you are in need of, come to Christ who can restore both the body and the soul. See, He is a shepherd for his sheep, and if he would go through great troubles to find a lost sheep, how much more will he cater to those sheep that are sick and come to him for nourishment. I have never heard of Christ casting away the sick that came to him in humility. Such is His heart that He wept for those that bruised him.

And He prays for you and intercedes for you. What can death do but carry you into His everlasting presence. What can sickness do but bring you closer to His table where He will comfort you. O great physician my life is in your hands and unto you I commit my body and spirit.

K.Oni

Outreach

I went to a conference not too long ago, and at this conference, they went out to speak to people about the gospel. When we came back people began to say what had happened on their mission and many said that many believed and accepted Jesus. In speaking about the responses they emphasized the decision and the saying of the sinner's prayer.

K.Oni

The writings of Sunny Caane

Dear Sunny

The only way for me to meaningfully engage is to care and I must make sure that I care from the start; so when someone is talking to me, let me take deep care in their thoughts.

K.Oni

Friday, 27 March 2020

The writings of Sunny Caane

Dear Sunny

I saw recently, well about six months ago one whom my eyes beheld long ago. Her name now escapes me and I remember counseling her, well not that deep but more of an encouragement about her friend who passed away, and I comforted her with the word of God, telling her of His comfort and love. If I was to ask her what her fondest memory of me was, I wonder what she would say.

K.Oni

The sanity she gives

Her golden hair streamed in the glean of the pleasant rays-
Wonderful, wonderful, the birds marvel.
And my eyes swayed not from her engaging path -
O, for love, I am in love
And I fear ten million more are
Ebbed in the flows of her gratifying ways.
That I the lowest of them all,
Like grass the last to feel the sun's radiant warmth
Would receive only the residue of her light.
But fear not I, fear not I
For the moments of joy, enjoyed when in
Long or short, imagining our time,
Not in lust but love and trust,
Side by side, favouring God's dove upon us.
O, the sanity she gives
My Esther and Rachel
And I Abraham and Jacob to her!

K.Oni

A brave deep

She has a wonderful face
Artistic and elaborate in all her ways.
A brave deep lingers over me
To walk over and say what I want to say.

K.Oni

Thursday, 26 March 2020

I cannot go beyond good and evil!

I'm looking for God
I'm looking for love.
I guess that God gave it
When He sent His only Son.
But did He die for me?
Did He live for me?
Or was I excluded?
Did he pass me by?
Did I really believe?
Or was my past enthusiasm
Just a product of my imagination.
Where are you O God,
If indeed you are alive -
Or was the mad man right
When he proclaimed that God has died.
If this is true - why can't I be
Free of my conscience?
I cannot go beyond good and evil!

K.Oni

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Her beauty trails me

Her beauty trails me,
A tenfold pleasure to my soul.
I sigh and wonder,
What dream am I believing
To be believing in magic.
She is far beyond me
An unreachable figure
She awes me.
I would be wise and sensible
To give up any notion of a happy day.
For her to be mine
Would forever be my second eternal delight.

K.Oni


Saturday, 21 March 2020

Love one another

Christ gave an explicit command to his disciples that they are to love one another just as he has loved them. This command is plain and simple and the end of it is the given of our physical lives for our brothers and sisters to the glory of God and the daily application of this is,  “do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.” We are also to work with each other for one another's joy. “Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith.”

K.Oni

Monday, 16 March 2020

Let me remember you, sweet love

Let me remember you, sweet love, now past
But dare I not dwell too long on the loveliness of your ways,
The many happy memories you gave me
How I felt a sweet nervousness around you
Always wanting to be a sweet taste to you.
It is all a distant time now
But your name and picture always cause me a moment of reflection.
If I should be in a conversation with you
What will you be thinking of me?
That I am still in love as you see my eyes searching yours with an ascetic devotion.
It is all curiosity,
I have long passed your shore
I have terminated all of my arguments to be yours
Nor would I take you now, for I have acquired other taste.
Its been many years and not a word between us
My silence is my respect
Nor do I hold cheap resentment,
But gladly I will die for you!

K.Oni

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Come to God in prayer

It is wise and beneficial to always be in prayer to the Lord. I fear that many Christians have left off prayer and in doing so have neglected it to their own peril. Neglect of prayer is often a reflection of one's heart towards God. If I come to him often with my pleas and praise, and do that daily then I always have him in my heart and not only in my heart but I have the best thoughts about Him, namely that He is my father and that He loves me dearly and did not spare His only begotten Son, but gave Him up for me. This is good news and thus I come to Him boldly knowing that He cares for me. But I fear that there are many prodigal Christians who have been enticed by this world and thus indulged in her pleasures, and in coming to their senses are not so eager to run back to the Father's house where He is waiting to embrace them. So they leave off prayer and only pray once in a while and thus forfeited their own joy and live in a sorrowful state. If this is your current condition, know this, namely that all of your sins are forgiven and that you can come to God your father by the blood of His only Son through the eternal Spirit who resides in you. Yea, you can raise up your feeble hands or bow your head in humility and surrender and approach the throne of grace with confidence. Dedicate and surrender to Him all over again.

K.Oni

Saturday, 7 March 2020

A man with a cross on his back is going to die

One thing that was certain in the time of our Lord Jesus Christ, is that a man with a cross on his back was going to die. He was carrying his cross to be crucified. There is no escaping it unless in the last hour he was pardoned. But that is extraordinarily to happen. He was certainly going to die. Christ calls all of his disciples to carry their cross daily if they will follow him. That is all of Christ's disciples are to carry their cross daily on their backs. They are to crucify all of their wills and desires and submit to his will. Their life is forfeited and crucified and they are to live entirely upon him and in him. Notice that this is to be done daily. Each day his disciples are going to Golgotha to crucify their flesh. They are to kill themselves in order to live for Christ. And in doing this daily is the Christian most happy and satisfied but many I must say sadly neglect their cross and rather than carrying it on their backs have made it their delight. for if they were to put the cross on their backs then they would feel its heaviness and misery and immediately go on that hill to put it down so that they can be crucified on it. But many Christians these days do not feel the heaviness of their own crosses and think that Christ will carry it for them when he has done it once and for all already. if they are to be happy in their daily lives then this is a necessity to crucify their own flesh and sit humbly before the heavenly Christ and do his bidding with great joy.

K.Oni

The woman was deceived but not the man

It is said that the woman was deceived by the devil and not the man. This means that Adam knew exactly what the devil's game was. Unlike the woman, he wasn't convinced by the serpent's word but knew it to be wrong whereas the woman was taken in by it. But why did he eat it when he knew that the devil was lying. It could only be to join in with the woman and rather than being alone he joined in with her. Perhaps the devil knew this that if he would have given the man the fruit, then the man would have rejected it. Perhaps he had tried it before but Adam told him to get behind him, but he went to the woman, and the woman having been convinced then gave to the man who could not reject his beloved. How often it is that many are persuaded by friends to do that which they know is wrong. But what would have happened if only the woman ate the fruit and Adam rebuked her for it? Would Eve be banished and another created for Adam and man would have passed his trial. I know not. Or if the man was deceived and the woman rebuked Adam for eating the fruit? Would Adam be banished and Eve remain in paradise? Whatever would have happened in both of those situations, God's judgment would be entirely righteous and without fault. But it is so that they both fell together and partook in the disobedience by eating the fruit. One did not abstain so both were entirely guilty and the ages testify to their guilt in their sons and daughters.

K.Oni

God is good

God is good and He is good all the time. I know sometimes our circumstances are not what we wish for and it is sometimes if not often what we don't like, but we must always remember that God is good and that He is Good. God has ordained all that will ever come to pass and in this, the Christian can have confidence that whatever happens to him/her it is all for their good. So whatever situation we find ourselves in we should learn to give thanks in the midst of sorrow. Rather than letting sorrow lead us into bitterness, let it drive us into the hands of God because He is our hope and our only hope. This life is brief compared to eternity, it is next to nothing compared to the eternal bliss we shall soon enjoy. The sunshine in paradise will last forever and there will be no more tears.

K.Oni

Thursday, 13 February 2020

I do not worry

I do not worry about what I will eat
I do not worry about where I will sleep
For the whole world is His
And everything in it.

I do not worry about what will come
For history and the future belongs to Him.
I fear no one except for Him 
I love no one more than Him. 

Jesus is the King of Glory
The indisputable ruler of the world. 

K.Oni

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Forgive me, Lord

Forgive me, Lord
My sins are deep
Have I taken repentance seriously
Or your forgiveness cheaply?
What is my life
Where do I stand
Am I walking towards life
Or running to my death?
I stand and sit lonely
Not depressed nor am I anxious
Is it apathy or a lack of sense
Is it disappointment or discouragement?
Have I forgotten how to feel?
One thing I know
Is that I can still love
Still preach, still teach and pray.

K.Oni

Sunday, 2 February 2020

My sins from thee I foolishly hide

My sins from thee I foolishly hide
Eschewing the saints, I dwell alone
And ride the waves of sadness
When happiness beckons me,
I turn away. Defeat my flesh
Then the battle shall be won
But it is won, only cling to Christ my hope.

K.Oni

Summer comes when the sun smiles

Summer comes when the sun smiles
Nature rises to her Eden designs.
But my love is imprisoned to my chest
Chained, unable to lay on paradise rug.
I go on and march on with the quest of life
I feel defeated but hope is the gentle wind 
That carries me along, 
And one day, on a summer's day
When the sun smiles
I too will laugh and rest on Eden's grass.

K.Oni

Monday, 27 January 2020

God sent his very best to save us

God sent his very best to save us. He did not just send a general or an angel or the most wonderful thing he created but sent his very best, that is him who could have done no better than himself. It was as if he himself came to do that job. God did not just send any son but His only Son and that Son was the exact representation of himself, to come and save us. God gave us his very best and how much more ought we without little effort or sacrifice give him our all and more. It should be no effort at all. It should be a sweet thing to us to say, God, here is all I am and all I am worth, it is yours and I am entirely at your service and I am your eternal slave. The blessings we receive from what God gives us cannot compare to any service that we render him. He did not need us but we need him. The dependance is all from us and the grace and power are all from Him. He sent his only Son and how infinitely that Son loved and loves us for he too is God. The eternal trinity loved and loves us. O may we love the Father, Son and Holy Spirit with all of our hearts and soul.

K.Oni

Have I reflected the image of God

Have I reflected and displayed the image of God as God intended, and communicated it to others in ways that would bring glory to God in front of men and the ever-watching eyes of the angels? Have I been meek? Have I been pure in heart? Have I rejoiced when persecuted for the sake of Christ? Have I been poor in Spirit? Have I been gentle and kind bearing with my brothers and loving my enemies? Have I brought all to Jesus in prayer? Have I meditated upon his word and counted everything as a loss? O I have failed! I have miserably failed! Have I neglected the fellowship of the saints? Have I pursued love in all things? Have I sought the weak and the poor to comfort them in their miseries? Have I visited the orphans and the widows? Have I written to those who are in prison for the sake of Christ and visited them with bread and water? Have I done all I can to subdue my body so as to not walk in the flesh? Have I bent my knee before Christ? I have no hope save in the atoning work of Christ. He is my only hope to enter heaven and to be in sweet fellowship with the Father.

K.Oni

Sunday, 26 January 2020

The eternal garden - Part 1

There was a way by the Enoch road
Which led to an eternal garden.
No one has yet entered
For the way was tough
The bravest soldier
It's been told died just ten miles in.
One day, when the day was almost forgotten
Came a boy, almost fifteen
Dressed in an unknown garb
He looked princely
He was definitely the Son of a King
Came to us all, with a book and no more.
Fear, not villagers, do not fear my light he said.
We all in silent stood until a soul asked in dread,
What is the eternal garden like
Does it really exist,
Have we in vain sought the rest of eternal life?
The regal boy for a minute answered not
Then turned his back
And like a general implored us all declaring
Come, poor souls, a battle must be fought
For great darkness in ten days must be gone
Or your whole city will be forever embalmed
And you all to hades will descend.
We are ruined the oldest man cried
My great grandfather, he is almost ready to die,
Woe is us, double woe to our kids
Kind Prince is there not a saviour for us to reach?

K.Oni


Saturday, 25 January 2020

I wondered what it was like to be in my thirties

I wondered what it was like to be in my thirties
I am already this age and in a few days, more
But in all, I feel no less than the decade before.
Wiser but the same inside
Is this to be mourned or rejoiced?
Though outwardly I age
What's important is my growth inside.
I wished I prayed more
And conformed to the image of Christ
But I am so far behind
Heaven seems out of reach.
I am not where I wished to be
My Character lacks behind
I will to be more holy
But the world draws me in.
Forgive me dear Lord
Please keep me in your design
That a poor soul like me
Would still be of use in your church.
Many opportunities I have squandered
Will many more come?
Be kind to me dear Lord
Please be Kind!

K.Oni

Thursday, 23 January 2020

God made us in his image to know him

God made us in his image to know him and in knowing him to experience the fullness of our existence. Mankind was not made to just have a relationship with his environment or with one another but to enjoy God and through that sweet relationship to live the blessed life. Man was never meant to be his own guide but was created to be led by God; we see that in the beginning, God made our first parents rest in green pastures. But how sad the scenery looks today that the vast majority of mankind do not know God in any meaningful or saving way. He came to his own and they did not receive him but crucified him. O, I want to know God like the prophets of old knew him. I want to walk with God like the apostles did. I want his guidance through his word which is made alive in me. I want to know him and the power of his resurrection.

K.Oni

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

My dream sits in the sky

She is still a tower of remarkable beauty
The only flower for me of which I cannot pluck.
I watch from a distance with neither sorrow nor joy.
I am wounded but not defeated.
The pain lingers not into my day nor disrupts my sleep.
What ought I to feel?
What ought I to be in this dying world
That breathes in decay yet decorates its body
Unto vanity and decorum.
My dream sits in the sky
But I cannot fly to reach her
Yet she will not come to me
And if there was a ladder
She would not descend
But go ever higher as I draw nearer
To her unfathomable beauty,
She would sit with the stars
And were I to reach the stars
She would sit at the end of the universe
And await my death!

K.Oni

Miscellanies 127: Keep on reading

I am in the habit of reading again or listening to books and how sweet it is to my soul. My head is full of thoughts and ideas and writing comes so easily. It is true that one ought to keep on reading if one wants to be a writer, or if one wants to constantly be full of ideas that it is wise to read. My head is ever engaged and I am becoming all the wiser for it. O to continue and to never cease. To keep on this difficult mountain for after a while I take a pause and see the wonderful scenery about me and I marvel that poor I have come so far.

K.Oni

Miscellanies 126: I will not lose the sunshine in my soul

I will not lose the sunshine in my soul and that sunshine which is only dimmed by sin, but Christ has paid it all. Yet I will not live in a way that I sin so that grace may abound. I will leave my sins because grace does abound and has been given kindly to me in the greatest of sacrifice.

K.Oni

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Her beauty shines

Her beauty shines,
A monolith among the rest.
I wish to forgo
But when holiness fills my soul,
I am drawn to her,
The forbidden pasture
That becomes my temptation.
I still sigh
But only when sight brings her face near
That beauty which I dismissed
That if I linger a little long
I see her manifold perfections with ease.
A golden glow, forever a wonder to my soul
Protesting in silence and perhaps in denial!

K.Oni

Sunday, 5 January 2020

I did a meditation on you

I did a meditation on you
I couldn't help how I felt. 
You never moved on 
Because you never noticed me.
But I do not fear all I have been through.
Let it all fall down
I will not run
But will pick up the pieces
That you left behind. 

K.Oni

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Whatever is my weakest thing

Whatever is my weakest thing, that makes me look down,
Let me not be ashamed of it
But embrace it and seek ways to improve
If improvement is what is needed,
Like snoring in my sleep
or being the slowest runner,
These things at times can't be helped
and although it makes me weak
Let me not hide my face
But walk in the light of day.
And if it is sin, like lust and greed
Then let me confess and move on
And forsake it, and even if I fail daily
Let me, even more, forsake it
And give glory to the living God.

K.Oni

The Physician

Christ is a physician, and He is the best there is. Whatever disease afflicts the believer, he has the remedy to heal. I have never known on...