Prayer
Prayer
June 11, 2016
Missionary Activities
June 11, 2016
 

Humanitarian Services


“Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me”. Matthew 25:45-46

As Christians, we are called to a life of perpetual service. In Matthew 22:36-40, the Master was asked, which is the greatest commandment in the law? Jesus answered, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets”. With this, it is clear that loving our neighbor is like loving God. In any case, were you to express love to God, what exactly would you be doing? In the first place, God is spirit and cannot be loved. But the spirit of God finds expression in man. We must therefore see the face of God in man, who is truly an image of God. In order to pass the test of loving God, we have to translate “loving God” to loving our fellow human beings. Three times the Master asked Peter; “Do you love me”? Three times Peter answered, “yes Lord, you know all things, and you know that I love thee”) But Jesus was fast to add; “then feed my sheep” (John 21:16). By that, the Master revealed that only through the act of service to others can we truly demonstrate our love for God. It would appear therefore, that, on judgement day, our works, will be recalled and examined as a basis of gaining eternal life in heaven. The eternal life we seek as Christians will elude us if we are unable to obey these two - in - one law of God (Matthew 25:35-40) In another breath, Jesus taught further; “"Not everyone who calls out to me, 'Lord! Lord!' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. (Matthew 7:21). What constitute the will of God in heaven, is discussed extensively in the teachings of Living Waters Mission. Details of these are also contained in a FREE book titled Understanding the Spiritual by Mary Lawrence – Dokpesi.

 
Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi
Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi
Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi was born in Nigeria to Patrick Abuda Obeakemhe and Juliana Fatimatu Obeakemhe, both from Ogbona Town. With a master’s degree in law, she was called to the bar at the age of twenty-two, and she is currently the principle partner of the law firm Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi & Associates. She is also the founder of two philanthropic organizations: the Living Waters Mission and the Rose Croix Foundation. In addition to law, Lawrence-Dokpesi was drawn to spiritual pursuits at an early age, having begun studying philosophy, theology, chaplaincy, and spirit therapy by the age of eighteen. Inspired by her spiritual calling, she has produced ten intensively researched manuscripts on spiritual matters. Although Understanding the Spiritual was the last to be written, it is the first to be published. Lawrence-Dokpesi is a mother and a wife living in the city of Abuja, Nigeria.

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