What Healing Looks Like

People always talk about healing but what does healing really look like ? You can organise workshops on healing, attend counselling and pray all day long but there is a load on the heart that could stick there like glue. I’m in a weird place where a lot of people expect me to be super sad because it’s been a year today since my mum passed away. Even though that experience was painful and sometimes it feels overwhelming to think of, I myself am shocked as to how people can touch where what seemed like nails at the time pierced deeply and I don’t feel pain. Here is how I deal with my loads in life.

1. PRAISE

Praise is one of the most underestimated and misunderstood activities in peoples lives. I woke up yesterday morning with a really strong urge to praise God. I’ve been a Christian for 2 and a half years now or so and I fell in love with praise only in December. Normally, praise is something I do because I have to but my Christmas experience in Nigeria changed my life. My step mum would lock herself in her study and morning and night she would praise God. This inspired me to really dig into praise and I would dance , I would shout, I would jump in the secret place. It’s crazy how I know how to dance when my friends are there but what about in the secret place? Sometimes when I sing on stage in service, I forget myself and just move like I do at home. It feels like release.

Why do I praise God?

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;

his greatness no one can fathom.

One generation commends your works to another;

they tell of your mighty acts.

They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—

and I will meditate on your wonderful works.”

Psalm 145:3-5

Prayer is fantastic but praying without praising is like a footballer trying to shoot the ball with no awareness of where the post is. You have to know the position and size of your post. Praise tells me how great my God- big enough to hold the oceans in his hand and for the clouds to be dust at his feet. It tells me the position of Jesus Christ who seated at the right hand of the throne of grace. He is merciful enough to forgive our sins and faithful to redeem sinners SO WE DONT STAY SINNERS but we are made new by his blood and spirit. I remember how high God is above my sin, my circumstance , the government , war, fear and any other thing that obstructs my vision.

Alright, this player is ready to shoot now.

2. I LIVE

I get to know people every day and I have an extroverted personality. Some people think living is going out to party or making a lot of money but there’s more to life than just that. I can’t just enjoy my life with basic natural things. I need life that is eternal with Jesus because that satisfies me. I live for Jesus. My heart is his. My life is his. He gives and he takes and I believe this is truth. He is my friend. He laid his life down for me before I knew I needed saving and he took up the role of a servant yet he called me friend. My response to his is to do the same. This is what friends do right ? We serve each other. As Jesus served me, even though I’m not even worth to touch him, I’ll serve him too every day by laying down my own life. He is the love of my life and my peace, my joy, my hope, my strength, my creativity is all found in him. You know what the beautiful thing is? He chose me to be loved and he gives me life from his love. This reminds me I’m never lacking. When I feel like I don’t have any reason to live, I know this is a lie from the enemy and I seek truth in the words of my lover Jesus who I was made through so that I could be his compadre for eternity. Since the whole bible is written by his spirit, I use his words to pray and I meditate on them because they draw me closer to him.

Not only do I read his word, I have to act on it. Players, if you know where the post is and that it’s in a perfect position for you to shoot your life and it’s prayers in, kick the ball!

What does living look like to you?

I’ve been reading this book called ‘Strengthening Yourself In The Lord’ and in one section it talks about testimonies. Testimony means ‘do again’ and God told us that we inherit every testimony of God. WOW! That means everything God has done in the lives of His Church (the people of God ), you inherit it. Some of you come from families with messy history. Unfortunately I do to but thankfully when I gave my life to Jesus I inherited his family history. Everything God has done for his people whether healing people with handkerchiefs or saving, delivering from addictions, parting seas into two, causing barren women to conceive, giving knowledge to the clueless, it’s all my family history now.

When I am ready to shoot my ball, these are the things I meditate on. I meditate on the testimonies and how amazing the works of God are but more so , how he can DO IT AGAIN. This way when i pray, I know that there is more than just the average everyday expectation. I’ve seen people healed when I laid hands on them. I have been delivered from pain and led people in pain to places of healing. I have seen restoration in my own life. I have seen my greed turn to kindness. I have seen addicts delivered. I have seen God provide supernaturally and more by HIS GRACE and by the Holy Spirit who is God that lives in me. He works through me like a vessel. For the things I haven’t seen, I keep believing because faith is not about what you see but what your heart believes and my heart believes that Jesus can do all things. This is my declaration.

3. I SURRENDER

This is the last one because these are big topics. We can praise and live but what are we living for ? Rather, who are we living for? Do you know there is a part of the bible that says not everyone that says ‘Lord Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven. That means you can shoot but your ball was not really aimed at the post. It’s almost like this player spoken about in Matthew 7:21 is aiming for the crowd so that human beings would give him praise. What is human praise compared to Gods love? It’s dust.

When my mum died I had to do a different kind of surrender. I was already a Christian but I needed to take my idea of life and put it in the hands of God. This life is not my own. I don’t live for me , I live for Jesus. I don’t own anything. No one around me is mine or belongs to me.

Wow, that’s a hard blow to take, but it’s very true.

I surrender because it’s easier. That may sound contradicting to what some people tell you but surrender is easy. It’s easier on your heart. We are all human. We can’t carry loads because it makes us tired. It’s like working out with weights every second of every day. Surrender is easy. Strong legs are not half as strong to God as falling on your knees (Psalm 147:10-11). Repent. Lay down your life and pick up a new life. For my battered and beaten heart, Jesus offered me a new, righteous , pure and loving one. Fortunately, I was not foolish enough to refuse. He offers this to you too because you have not been put on this earth to let sin make a mockery of you, your destiny is to rule with Jesus and to live like a child placing your feet in his footsteps. Greater things are ahead of you. If you want to know Jesus, and don’t have a relationship with him, read this with me;

Hi Jesus

I don’t need to introduce myself because you know my name. I am a sinner because I don’t have a relationship with you.

I thought my life was okay but it’s passive without you.

I have heard that you are life itself and I repent for my sin.

Here is my load Lord because I am not strong enough to lift it. Here is my heart because I am not big enough to fix it.

I believe you are the only way to true life and you died on the cross so I can have no more nails. I believe you rose in victory from the grave so that death stays in the grave and the power of God has set me free. I accept you as my Lord by faith.

I come to your throne declaring that my old life has passed away and I am no longer a slave. I am new in you. No more religion. No more living for the world. No more fear. No more being a victim of pain. I surrender all you you.

You have all of me and I have life in you. Fill me with your Spirit. Thank you for calling me. Thank you for your blood. Thank you for your love.

There you go. Healing is not having it all figured out or constantly being an emotional wreck. As a matter of fact, healing has little to do with us but more to do with a shifted perspective on the person of God and living out faith in this character because his word says you are already healed. You can trust that he is faithful and he loves you.

Tinuksx

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It’s been a minute! Life has been in the way but hey, even if I’m not making much right now I need to inform you about my friend who is doing bits for God with her new YouTube page. Check out this new short movie / poem. I know you’ll enjoy it xxx. Follow her on twitter and insta @mitchthepoet 

Radical Conversions- YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS

 

If you haven’t already noticed, I love testimonies. I love hearing people testify about what God has done in their lives in any way and I particularly love this one. Roman Gutierrez had many issues; drugs, violence, his home but he realised that the main issue was his heart. Christ does not merely deal with the physical aspects of our lives but performs a circumcision of the heart (Romans 2: 29) which hosts the Spirit. Physical circumcision in the bible was done to make a covenant with God in the flesh as Abraham did in Genesis 17:9-14. This is nothing compared to a circumcision of the heart which is a permanent transformation of the heart that involves a change by the Spirit. The importance of faith is emphasised so much in the scripture as it is the beginning of a circumcision of the heart. Abraham received the promises of God because of the decision he made in his heart to obey God. Similarly, we have to decide in our hearts to love God and ask him to fill us with faith in his promises before there is a physical manifestation in our lives. Roman spent years of his life in bondage because of the pain inflicted on his life, but we thank God for the fact that there is no heart that cannot be circumcised because God’s love is more powerful than any and every chain that binds us in captivity. I hope you’re inspired by this and have a revelation that it is not church attendance or the sinner’s prayer that saved but change in your life doesn’t start until you call out for that divine transformation to take place as a result of inviting Jesus Christ to live in you. Only then can we really understand the true meaning of life, that we are born to serve as Roman experienced trials to be able to share the glory and wonder of God.

Yahweh is his name: CALL unto me, and I WILL ANSWER you and I will you the great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:2-3

The great ‘I AM‘ knows all your needs, your heart’s desires and even those things you don’t understand that will help you get through the trials of life with a transcendent peace. Just call with a heart of repentance, trusting that his timeless and sufficient nature will provide enough love and power to install in you a new heart and mind and start a path of supernatural transformation that will one day be brought into completion as we are glorified with our Saviour in our heaven our home. ❤

Amazing

The House Cannot Be Furnished Until It Is Clean

Hey Guys!

Here is another TinuksTalks video that was accumulated based on a lot of bible study on changing the heart. I spoke about a link to an article and its

http://www.desiringgod.org/messages/the-war-within-flesh-vs-spirit .

It’s amazing so have a read if you can and I hope this speaks to you!

If you have any questions then feel free to email livingwaterfalls@yahoo.com or comment.

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peace and love

Tinuksxx

Scriptures:

Colossians 3: 1-17

Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.And when Christ, who is your[a] life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.

So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming.[b] You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. 10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. 11 In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile,[c] circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized,[d] slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.

12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. 17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

2 Peter 1: 3-10

By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.

In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.

The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins.

10 So, dear brothers and sisters,[c] work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away.

 

Chronicles of a Mind Battle

What is happening to me
What happened to the familiar grounds of my mind that once upon a time i’d gladly stroll through
the field of neural connections made by my brain i would sit and reside where the grass was always green and skies of blue remained the same now grey and the absence of the sun invites clouds of endless rain.

Looking around,  I see unfamiliar roots planting themselves,

placing their poison strategically browning my lawn of peace.

Weeds and unwanted growth, birthed from one or two words all those years ago are finally beginning to grow.

The earth, turning rotten with thoughts of defeat and a false sense of death causes me to at times believe in freedom but as one stem is destroyed three grow in its place.

what is happening to me?
the hope i had twenty four hours in a day, slowing fading away and has started hiding meanwhile I’m trying to seek it.

seek Him.

See it, seeing nothing but the field around me, no evil in sight but the spirit lingers like the stench emanating from the rotten dirt.

My own worth in my eyes deteriorating and the truth in my Maker’s eyes i can’t imagine to come to life in me although the death’s purpose was for the chains of insecurity to loose from me, left on the tree of Calvary bathed in blood for all to see that the Savior left no deed undone, every lie of the enemy dealt with under the setting sun, the Son’s spirit melting away only to rise on the third day.

Never again shall my brain fall victim to the roaring lion, whose mane is made of discouragement and pain;

inflicting loneliness and the broken spirit of Cain, a beast who’s feat is to mentally defeat and destroy my strength in Him,

a beast who aims to elevate his untruths above the truest words spoken built to revive my broken bones.

Every stick, every stone, thrown by he who so pridefully craved the throne, his heart caused his fall.

Every scratch that beat down  the wall of security, peace and  sanity in my mind’s sanctuary has been rebuilt.

Stronger than before, no weapons formed, no arrows shot, no degrading thoughts can remove my tree rooted in and growing in Christ.

Every weed attempting to choke the Christ in me, the sword of His word will remind me of words spoken over me and the rotten dirt that dares to cover up the truth will forever be washed away, by blood red blood that forever sets me free and puts my mind at ease.

The greenery that once grew, uninterrupted will stay evergreen.

Never changing and everlasting.

Mitchell Rupere

Poet’s notes :

“This piece literally describes what was happening in my head. I see my mind as a field, and when it’s infected, I can see the manifestation. This is my journey from being bound by past heartbreak to moving on to a better life trusting that anything that exalts itself above God’s Word is invalid and is planted to destroy.” 2 Corinthians10:5 says “we demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and we take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ”.

This scripture was one which motivated her fight the battles in her mind with the confidence that God has given us authority to destroy anything that goes against his perfect nature i.e everything that goes against love, against purity and against fearlessness. We fight with the spirit of God as David did to defeat Goliath and it is because of this Spirit that we should have hope. You’re more than a conqueror!

Me, Myfaith and Fear

Hey Guys,

Welcome to TinuksTalks!

I’m super excited to venture into the word with you. This was my first video so forgive my awkward pauses and quick talking but I’m too used to filming on snapchat. This is just where I discuss my bible studies and topics that I have been studying. If you have any questions or just want more advice on dealing with fear, look out for more in depth videos or just comment/message me. Thank you again for watching.

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Rejuvenating The Wreckage

This piece was written when I was going through a tough time. God was dealing with my pride. I always wanted to take care of myself without anyone’s intervention so surrendering to Christ was difficult at first. Asking God to break you is asking God to invade your life and plant seeds in you. It’s asking to be made weak so that God’s strength can go through you. I learnt to stop being my own strength and I humbled myself before God. I allowed him to make me a broken vessel that willingly embraced being moulded by her creator and I have loved every second of embracing weaknesses and trials just so God’s glory can be seen.

“”My grace is sufficient enough for you and my power is made perfect in weakness” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses so that Christs power may rest on me. That is why for Christ’s sake, I delight in my weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecution, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then i am STRONG.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

From Wandering to Abundance

 

I don’t have much to say because this sermon says it all. My friend recommended this sermon and she hyped it so much i had to watch it. This really helped me cultivate the vision of this website because this is the foundation of what Living In Waterfalls is about; learning to live in the abundance. These are just 4 simple ways God is saying we can use to live in the fullness of what he has to offer. If you just want to learn about what it is to allow yourself to experience how amazing God is, this is strongly recommended!

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