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Title: SPREADING THE LIFE All scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for

reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. Preface There seems to be a lot of trouble in the world today; terrorist attack, fiscal debts, increasing unemployment, depression. Everyone seems to be looking for a solution. There have been countless meeting at the G8, G20, AU, SADEC, ECOWAS etc. A whole lot of things being tried; 20 steps towards building a successful career, think and grow rich, rich dad poor dad etc. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to know that the solution does not lie in that paradigm. Scriptures Jeremiah 8:19-22, Isaiah 60:1-5, Ezekiel 47: 1-10 The scriptures we read paint the picture of the world today and also the solution. We read of the troubles of the world, people crying, the UN can give the statistics. And it is not so far from us, on this very land, we hear stuffs and we see things. The prophet Isaiah puts it as gross darkness. And beloved till the end of time, God is not going to engage in a mass slaughter as He did in the days of Noah. The rainbow is there to remind us of that. But He has a solution, Isaiah 60:1-5 says He hopes upon Christians to arise and shine. Yeah there is darkness, but light shines in darkness and darkness cannot overcome light. May be Ezekiel 47: 1-10 should be read backwards. The Dead Sea is experiencing life because water from the temple flows into them. We are that temple, the word of God says do you not know that your bodies are temples of God (1 Cor. 3:16, 6:19). So the water that gives life to the dead situation is supposed to come from us, we are that temple the prophet saw. The water must gush out of our bodies. The world may try to find solutions elsewhere. The word of God says in Jeremiah 2:13-14 , that people try to bypass the eternal source of water and they are looking for water in sources that cannot supply anything; broken cisterns/wells, in think and grow rich, by following some 13 steps. Cisterns which cannot hold water. God through the prophet Isaiah said in Isaiah 55:2: Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? The hopelessness of trying something else is so painful. It is the Spirit that quickens, the flesh profits nothing. What makes the situation urgent is that there is not infinite time for them to realize that they are beating a dead horse. The Bible says Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near (Isaiah 55: 6). And this is the more reason why we should arise. We may be asking: what water does the world need? It is the word of God. The Apostle says in Romans 1:16: For I am not ashamed of the Gospel (good news) of Christ, for it is Gods power working unto salvation [for deliverance from eternal death] to everyone who believes with a personal trust and a confident surrender and firm reliance, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

The Bible says in our distress we called upon the LORD and what does he send? His word to come and heal us Psalm (107:19-20). Have you not read John 4:5-14. Jesus said, Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again and again. Anyone who drinks the water I give will never thirstnot ever. The water I give will be an artesian spring within, gushing fountains of endless life. The word is just not supposed to heal us, it is supposed to become a fountain of water, healing the sick, restoring hope. Have you not the read part of the Bible that says evil communication destroys good habit (1 Cor. 15:33). What do you think a good communication can do? People of God it is time we start good communications with our friends in trouble. Have you not read the portion of scripture that says Faith comes by hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17) and do you not know they overcome the world by Faith (1 John 5:4). Have you not read that they overcame by their word of testimony (Rev. 12:11). Our Lord told us, that the words He tells us are spirits and they are life (John 6:63). May be the reason why there is death all around us is because we do not speak the word enough. Peter asked Jesus, where should we go, you have words of eternal life. When people come to us with their problems were do we point them to; to the words of eternal life, or to broken cisterns? Things which cannot hold water on their own? But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, Gods special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9). 7Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 8 When I say to the wicked, You wicked person, you will surely die, and you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 9 But if you do warn the wicked person to turn from their ways and they do not do so, they will die for their sin, though you yourself will be saved. 10 Son of man, say to the Israelites, This is what you are saying: Our offenses and sins weigh us down, and we are wasting away because of them. How then can we live? 11 Say to them, As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel? (Ezekiel 33) 11 As Scripture says, Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.[e] 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentilethe same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.[f] 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news! (Romans 10)

It is our duty to speak into every situation around us. We are the light of the world, no need hiding our light under a bucket. We are the salt of the world, we preserve this world. If we lose our saltiness there would be no use for us. We are written epistles, people must read our lives and give glory to our father in heaven. We are the body of Christ, he has no mouth but our mouth, no leg but ours, no money but ours. The Lord God has given Me, The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak, A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear, To hear as the learned. Let your conversation be full of grace, seasoned with salt. And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. To the only wise God our Saviour, I commit your spirit, soul and body. The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. and be gracious to