PURE BALANCED DIET

“To live right you will of necessity require a pure and balanced Diet”

God in His Infinite wisdom gave man the inspiration, education and description of a balanced diet. Balanced Diet is the education of nutrition and nutritional value in relation to healthy growth and life.  Growth isn’t limited to size or structure, it is basically health centered. Man never stops growing, his size and structure may appear halted but his experiences are still growing and will continue when he dies. Balanced diet also has spiritual connotations. Every aspect of a man goes hungry, I mean the three dimensions of man, and the spirit soul and body, all require a balance with objective and godly priority.  We must mind what we feed each dimension of our being with not forgetting which is of utmost importance while we live here and will live hereafter!

Man is a Spirit that has a soul and lives in a body. The Priority is clear! I believe this is the reason God inspired the letter of Paul to Timothy that bodily exercise profits little but godliness is profitable in all things. Many people have died untimely from their diet because they were poisoned ignorantly. Of all forms of food poisoning, Spiritual poisoning by flesh controlled interpretation of the word of God is the most deadly and disastrous. it is essential to note that Your diet determines your health and life consequently. There is a life that now is and there is a life to come! Man has two lives simulated into one, one leading to the other by his choices (obedience or disobedience)! The transition is determined by Pure and Balanced Diet or Poisoned Diet by Deception.

The spiritual health status of every man determines his functional living on earth and paves his eternity. A man is natural, carnal or spiritual yet triune (Spirit, soul & Body). The natural man is absolutely controlled by the god of this world since he is yet to acknowledge the lordship of Jesus Christ, A carnal man knows and accepted the Lordship of Jesus but isn’t mindful of his diet for growth, his growth impediment makes him constantly gullible to the deception of the devil. The Spiritual man is led by the Spirit, walks and lives by the Spirit having gained the grace of fellowship with God through the meekness of love understood and expressed, constancy of sensitivity to the voice of the shepherd and purity of faith!

Pure Balanced Diet is healthy physical, mental and Spiritual diet. Ingestion may not be harmful but digestion and profession can validate discernment!  (Matthew 15:11). Discernment is a sieve! Discernment is the comprehension that sieves a Profitable Diet from the Poisonous Diet. A diet is the right combination of food that contains the required nutrients in their right quantity for a healthy life! Only God can tell man what is good for man. God created and formed man, if Man just appeared, okay from where? Without God nothing was made! Who can know himself better than the one who made Him? Let’s face it, only God can tell you who you are and what you need, he may choose to use men but he has also given us liberty to cross check with Him, When God speaks even if it is through a man or an ass, you will know God is talking to you. How can the man that doesn’t know the beginning of God want to describe God? God can only tell man what he wants him to know and that is a function of the man’s total submission to him and to receive it, you can’t know who you don’t trust and doesn’t trust you either! Everything that is created by man is either inspired by God or Satan, there is no neutral and we know that God is supreme even Satan knows. Know who is inspiring you! Once our peace is violated and our conscience is unstable or stolen, we must know it is not God. God is peace and forever settled. The validity of the word of God is superior to our reasoning, thinking and circumstance or contextual connotations.

It is of utmost importance to adhere to the word of God concerning all things. There is no teacher, pastor, Apostle, evangelist and prophet like God. He formed us all and determines which category we should belong and also told us to proof our learning or diet with the lens of the Holy Spirit which is the only proven master of conviction. i have learnt that God’s wisdom for living is best interpreted by His Spirit. (Ecc 8:1-2, John 14:26, Duet 29:29)

God’s word as documented in the Bible through inspiration given to godly men are not suggestions, they are commandments, principles and guidelines on how to live without confusion because God is not an author of confusion.  Psalms 1:1-3. The bible is a mystery that only God and His Spirit can unravel; it is only that which is made available to man that is his. Amazingly, the word of God can’t be interpreted by man in the context of God except by the Holy Spirit that inspired it; through the meekness of study and holy motive man can gain access to the mind of God concerning a matter as documented in scriptures. I maintain that only the Spirit of God can deliver the right perspective of a context in the bible. That window is available to all whom so desire to know what God is saying concerning a matter, amazingly God democratizes his contextual meaning by confirming his contextual meaning to everyone who is truly seeking to know it. God has integrity and is Unity in His Spirit! This is why we have the unity of Spirit. God cannot lie and does not divide; God is the same and will not change today. He is God in the Old Testament and New Testament; God is God, All by Himself. God is not far from us but man is so far from God. Man has become too natural and is undervaluing his supernatural status! You are a supernatural being in natural earth suit called the flesh. We can’t proof God in the flesh, no man can defend God or fight for God, let’s stop the arguments and opinion ironing. God is not man, God is a Spirit and until you are Spiritual, you can’t dine with, relate with or understand God. Period!

Let’s get to know God, His voice and fellowship, and walk in the Spirit to inquire what the mind of God is about a matter than arguing and making suggestive opinion from our little knowing of him. No man can proof his maturity in God except God! No mortal man can interpret the word of God like the Spirit of God, human intelligence and sense are grossly limited to understand the minutest part of the word of God. Get alone with God and know the truth and the right context of His word. whatever he tells you to do , do it! John2:5! We must be careful not to join the mob that subtlety of the devil will lock in. we are in the last days and we must understand that devil knows the scriptures and will definitely fund many doctrines that will usher a form of godliness that will make sense to the human mind. God is supreme and has given us the benevolence of His Holy Spirit to teach us all things that are the truth.

God is the ultimate mirror! The mirror of Man may not be absolute, However, our interpretation also matters!

My point is proof all things , Be led by the Spirit of God and live by the truth of God’s word. Get to know God and not judge others or make conclusions  or judge by men’s opinion. Only God can define rightly every subject of man’s initiative and life. Motive may be absent to man but it is present before God. Our intentions are large screens before the All knowing God! Our university is very far from heaven. Let’s not use someone’s syllabus as the curriculum of our life. Judgment is a personal cockpit with God based on His word revealed to you, sent to you and made available to you! Let’s Use the bible as revealed to us by His spirit to live the triumphant life God has given us. Isaiah 30:21!

Shalom!

Julius Afolabi..

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THE LAW OF LIFE : Life is precious but not without the Law!

There is therefore NOW no condemnation to them that are in Christ! There is a better testimony for you if you hang on the law of life! Romans 8:1-11!

Years Ago I Was Trapped With History and almost lost Destiny, i looked around and began to judge my life (looking at circumstances rather than the covenant) with the things that happened in the past, happening and my father’s life who was late. I was drenched and blinded to my potentials and destiny but upon counseling with My Pastor (Pastor Emma Omede), He Rebuked Me Vehemently that i should stop that permanently, that my life is totally different. It helped me a great deal.

“Constant Development is the law of life and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself to a false position” Mahatma Gandhi Said.

I have learnt that Fruits Are Improvements from Roots. History is what you left behind but destiny is the destination you are headed. With Jesus you are headed right on destiny! Never let anything in history trap the reality of your destiny. History Is Different from Covenant, You Can Build destiny on The Covenant but Not History. The covenant is God’s deal with Man, Men can mess a deal but never will God!

When We Ignore The Laws Of Life, We Lend Our Life To The Laws Of Death. When We Forget The Law Of God, We Lend Our Life To The Rule Of The Devil. When You Ignore The Covenant Of God, We Lend Our Life To The Curse Of Satan.

The Past And The Future Are Two Extremes Like Life And Death. Jesus Is Our Future; Satan Is In Our Past Because Satan Has No Future. Watch Satan Always Remind And Torment Us Our Past But Jesus, The Word Of God And His Covenant Edify Us With Our Glorious Future. Paul Said This One Thing I Do, Forgetting The Things That Are Behind. Phil 3:13. Anyone Who Concentrate On The Past Will Lose The Future. The Pharisees And Sadducee Kept Seeing Jesus In The Past As The Boy Asking Questions The Other Day And The Carpenters Son, They Lost Out. (Read my post on THE PARASITE OF TRADITION). Paul Understood better Even When Everyone Kept seeing Him As Saul the persecuting ruffian , He Established The Law Of Life, If A Man Be In Christ, He Is A New Creation, Old Things Are Past, All Is New! 2 Cor 5:17. He kept the new person, vision and reached destiny.

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

I have Learnt From Experience, That You Were There For Somebody is Not a guaranty That They would Be There For You, God Has Made Provisions For New People That Would Be There For You In The Future. Don’t be disappointed you can’t find those you were there for, look unto God! God is Alfa and Omega, Before Things Began He Already Finished. This is why “Better is The End of a Matter than the Beginning Thereof”. You Have A Glorious Destiny, Just Hang On The Law Of Life and Keep Following Jesus, The Author And Finisher Of Our Faith.

“Don’t rent your destiny to History, Redefine your Life with constant Improvement” – Julius Afolabi

Your Old Class Mate May Ignore You, Never mind, Those Who Recognized You In The Past May Not Be Part Of Those Who Will Recognize You In The Future. God has been doing, is still doing and will keep doing beyond the Imagination Of Man. (Ephesians 3:20, Hebrews 13:8). Just hang on the Law of Life! Jesus is that Law of Life.

Never Let People or You define you By your history, Be Defined By The Covenant You Live by And The Laws That Guide Your Living.

God loves you and it is not going To Change If You will Embrace The Law of Life! Jesus is that law that keeps you ever relevant and significant!

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EVERY PRISON HAS A DOOR!

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John14:6
 
Uncle Nebuchadnezzar is an interesting character for September! Daniel 4!
 
Until he submitted and acknowledged Jesus, he could not leave his prison. Prison is a restriction, limitation and stagnation. Prison stores the life and well-being of a person or his property. Prison is stolen peace.
 
No one loves the prison but sometimes life turns us in for a purpose! every prison bows to the authority of access to freedom. John 8:32,36! God’s ways to saving and reaching us is infinite. Isaiah 55:8-11.
 
Nobody could explain the predicament of Uncle Nebuchadnezzar except Daniel as revealed, His entire cabinet and family wondered without any capacity to help, it was tough to believe a king had turned a Human- Animal. Don’t let God humble you! (There are many situations in life that men can’t explain neither can they help, That is a prison). Everyone watched #Nebuchadezzar crawl out of sight. Like i always say “Every greatness has a moment of silence”. in that silence, heaven sounds loudest!
 
(Sometimes there are matters that makes us seem less than human, because we fell pray to evil suggestions or we were careless and ignorant and insensitive.) Nothing punishes like arrogant ignorance, Don’t let pride tell you what will happen to you when you buy it! Humility is in the heart!
 
This occurrence left the entire cabinet and people confused that no one could occupy his throne for seven years of external imprisonment ( Whatever God gives, He keep| Your place no one can take). He was locked up in the forest or wilderness to unravel his execution error. (Many times, the Prison is a painful solitude where God meets us).
 
Similarly, one sunny afternoon, Uncle Nebuchadnezzar walked normal back into town straight to the palace, took his bath, dressed up and walked majestically to His throne, no one asked questions or explanations neither did anyone refute his orders. All happened like a mirage with so much lessons. Psalms 126:1-3!
 
One vital lesson is of essence in this story; We own nothing, we are simply privileged stewards and our heart status controls our destiny! Any position can be vacant and anybody can be vacated except God!
 
Uncle Nebuchadnezzar’s concern was a personal transaction with God. When he settled with God, everyone saw his settlement. (Don’t judge any man, you never know when they settle with God. God is the only righteous judge. Jesus is still man’s High Priest and Bishop of our soul and mediator, its time to replace condemnation with reconciliation and correction)
 
Jesus is the true way out of every prison in life. Jesus is the word instruction out of bondage. Jesus is the light that shines in the darkness of prison. There is nothing the enemy has stolen that Jesus doesn’t know where it is hidden and have absolute access to. Are you in prison? Let Jesus in and you will come out! John3:18!
 
Stay humble and ever repentant, God rules in the affairs of men. The more we reverence God, the better secure is our place in life and destiny. God loves you and is ever willing to safe and deliver if we will call on Him. Rev 3:20, Romans 10:13, John 14:13. John 3:16!
 
This SEPTEMBER, GOD will RESTORE YOU in a FASHION IN-EXPLAINABLE yet UNDENIABLE. The same many WONDERED why it hasn’t happened is the same way they will WONDER HOW IT HAPPENED. THOSE WHO PITIED YOU will ENVY YOU! ABOVE ALL, ALL THAT BELONGS TO YOU NO MAN WILL TAKE. JESUS THE WAY MAKER WILL MAKE THE WAY FOR YOU AND ME in JESUS NAME.
 
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THE WORKFORCE OF THE GOSPEL

For we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before hand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10!

If you are going to be significant, you must be a part of the workforce of the gospel. Is your work a bad news or good news to others who meet with you daily? Amazingly, looking through the gospel almost the entire workforce were professionals.

Long before you got employed, God designed intentionally that you will be there to occupy for him with the good news! We were not necessarily employed for the package of survival but to deliver the good news as our new creation nature of value addition as the salt of the earth.

In Luke 5:27-32! As soon as Levi met with Jesus, he created a feast which he invited his colleagues and had Jesus speak the words of eternal life to them, he counted it a necessity that will positively influence their performance on the job and their individual life. Just as Zacheus was like a tax consultant, Levi was a custom officer who belonged to various professional bodies and he decided to share his Jesus encounter with his fellow professionals in their continuous mandatory development meeting or conference.  (CMPD, MCPD etc.) Do you create a space for the gospel in your professional conferences? The Gospel is professional because all professions are guided by the fruits of the Spirit and kingdom values. We should let the world pollute the meaning of our assignments.

Servants obey in all things [your] masters according to the flesh; not with eye service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: And whatsoever ye do, do [it] heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons. Colossians 3:22-25! 

Masters give unto [your] servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. Colossians 4:1

The world is a marketplace and business place, the gospel is the business, the saints are the workforce and profitable traders. Amazingly Jesus went to recruit the disciples from the marketplace and corporate world. The apostles were professionals and exceptional specialists. That is a salient message that shouldn’t be ignored.

When you get to the police station, the Court room, the hospital, the market, the board room, the cabinet, the schools of institution of higher learning etc. who and what exactly do we see and experience? Do we see a bundle of professional hypocrites or a workforce for the gospel? The good news is that we are all employees of the creator! Jesus did not die only to give us a career but to save the lost. Many people do go to church but they are practical unbelievers. Who is an unbeliever? An unbeliever is one who is ignorant of the gospel and one who will not allow the word of God to govern him or her. They mentally agree with the bible but practically disconnect from it. It is actually a subtle bondage of hypocrisy! They know the word of God but can’t just allow it to rule their life. (Hosea 4:6, Hebrews 4:11). This is what disconnects many professionals from the workforce of the gospel. This is also the striking difference between membership and discipleship.

Our world today learn better by lifestyle than preaching, lifestyle is such a quiet way to redeem erring many. Its effect and process is usually slow but very effective and convincing. The bible is a wonderful companion as an evidence of open profession but letting the content of the bible dwell in us richly that every squeeze bring out nothing but the nature of Christ is more evident. Too many people are looking for answers in confusion but our consistency is living out the word of God is a veritable solution. The major challenge is that many of us are not fully living out the Christ we believe.

Workforce is the totality of the human potential that creates profitability from productivity and creativity. It is the creative and strategic human component of an enterprise. The gospel is the good news from the word and nature of God. In our world, everyone and especially the professional, business and corporate world is the workforce of the gospel.

And when He putteh forth his own sheep, He goes before them, and the sheep follow Him, for they know his voice. John 10:4!

A pastor may not be a professional but a professional is a pastor! Why? There are professional that more human traffic than pastors. Do pastors counsel? Yes. Do professional counsel? Yes! Solving the position, you will find that every professional is a shepherd or pastor. A pastor is a carrier of Jesus and one who professes of the gospel. The gospel makes us a corporate kingdom rather than building individual kingdoms. The gospel unifies faith!

A young secondary lady came crying to me some day that they were compelled to engage teamwork during their WAEC exams by their teachers and principals but I once told them that teamwork is before the exam not during the exams. Who does she obey God or her teacher or principal and how will she cope in that school should she disobey. I told her if you can’t stand for what you belief now, you may never be able to stand again. Do you want to be exceptional like Daniel? Then stay with God, take the persecution but later God will decorate you. Do let the pressure of the world destroy the word inside you! Prayed with her and wish her well. I am not a pastor but a professional. However I was pained and troubled, the custodians or gatekeepers are now the bridges of destruction. Yet, all these people are Christians who have children, attend services and read the bible and will probably pray to God for blessings or protection but have we forgotten how we have misled others into ruin! Like I positioned earlier, there are two stages of unbelief, first is total ignorance of the word of God and the second are not persuaded enough to act upon God’s word. First category needs knowledge but the second category is the people who know and agree to God’s word (Bible) but simply can’t get themselves to act on it accordingly, their cure is in obedience.  The second category is more prevalent in our generation. Sometimes if by any means you get to a police station, you will wonder if police is really our friend. The law may be right but the administrators have made it of no effect. Have you seen the attitude of some nurses and doctors, very repugnant? You will find standing charge and bail lawyers around the police station waiting to connive with police to extort people for bail that is meant to be free. (DPO not exempted)

As a Christian, you are not just employed in that office or a member of that board or privileged to be a trained professional. We are put forth as a sickle of harvest and bearer of the gospel. Have you been a shepherd or a hireling? I have often wondered why did Jesus preach the gospel to the poor rather than give them money. Simple, he ministered and showed them the good news, which is what the professional is to do; the service value is not only treating a patient but letting him or her know that God’s plan is total health. The policeman is not only to prosecute, charge or imprison but to let the convict know that God’s will is not being in the net of the law, when we obey the law of liberty, we live above the law of sin, guilt, pain , regret and death.

The workplace, business place, professional and civic engagement appointment, assignment or responsibilities are the greatest pulpits that will deliver many and our nation. There is a great level of trust in professionals about their job and work, it make it cheap to believe their prescription and recommendations as well educated and learned people but very negligible percentage make their professions an avenue to reach out. There is a great deception and philosophy that don’t bring the church to work. What is work in the first place and what is our major work on earth. This is not fanaticism but reality. The reason for its possibility is that you are a professional and know exactly when it is right to bring on the gospel. We all know there is a finite level of human intelligence; this is why we have the witness of the Spirit and voice of the Holy Spirit to prompt us on when it is due. Let stop defending our denominations, let defend our faith, lets profess Jesus who died for all! Reinhard Bonke profoundly said rivalries ruin revival!

Our offices and desks is the place God has given us to occupy till he comes. God gave us a job so that by our life and our hands, his will manifest! We are the representatives of God to accomplish his will here on earth. We must deliver the peculiarity of our job description in a gospel manner!

Being part of the workforce of the gospel does not mean coming to work or business place with a cassock on your neck when you are to be in your corporate wear, that is hyper-hypocrisy. Am saying let people get to know your smartness, uniqueness and extraordinary brilliance has a source in God and your conviction.

Do you belong to this workforce by mere identification or practice? Wherever we serve, let us know it is not for merely salary, status or self accomplishment but basically to please God! Become a participating member of the professional workforce of the gospel. Jesus is the good news and sharing the good news healer better and faster than our professional expertise. Jesus loves you and those who come to you for their issues better than you love your job!

It is time to fight the good fight of faith with our professions, businesses, schools and gifting.

Fight   the   good   fight   of   faith,   lay   hold   on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast   professed   a   good   profession   before   many witnesses. 1 Tim.6:12

Sharing the good news, therein lay your significance!

 

Julius Afolabi

CORPORATE MANIPULATION

Our world is filled with professionals especially in my core training accounting but today we see the use of skills, education, experience, access against human development through manipulation. Corruption has become an all encompassing crime which I call corporate manipulation. It is a pity that there is a poor advocacy and establishment of/for quality.

Manipulation is presenting something in a manner that is false but personally advantageous. Corporate manipulation is using professional skills, education and training with character deficiency to oppress humanity to which you are a part. How healthy is your practice of your profession and how aligned are you in practice to the faith for which you are accountable?

I trained as an accountant but just for no particular reason I wasn’t interested in practicing either as an accountant or auditor but I knew my fears was manipulation. During the time of my training I was intentional about having exceptional knowledge but still a baby Christian and church regular but today I know better. Balaam was probably an accountant or an auditor that was visited with corporate manipulation. In practicing as an accountant and/or auditor, professional certification is not enough; you need the faith of the fourth man in the fire to live as a testimony. Are you an accountant, auditor or a professional, read through with a thirst that God will envelop you with the cloak of His power to represent Him as you serve in the corrupt and manipulative world of today. The true profession of a Christian is actually accounting for stewardship which is the core training of understanding the books of account.

The Economic Accountability factor

Accountability is one of the core interest and commitment of God. He emphasized it all through scriptures. God is not a man that He should lie; and that means the gullible or merely trained man could lie or be manipulated but God cant. This is accountability in its entire dimensions. God loves accountants but not all accountants that love God as much as He loves them. Why the special love of God for accountants? This is because if all the aspects of accounting and auditing would do what is required, then humanity will neither suffer nor will economies of the world experience recessions or downturns. It’s a pity professional have suddenly become the porn on the chessboards.

There is no organ of government that is devoid of accountants and auditors, at state and federal level they are regarded as accountant general and auditor general. In private and corporate businesses, they are called finance managers, accountants, chief or senior accountants and so on, yet on the truth and fairness scale of the profession, they are grossly imbalanced.

Painful enough is that all accountants, auditors and financial managers have the ears of leadership and authority which ought to be the opportunity to influence change but rather they have become the stooge of corporate manipulation because of their position about the truth.

Anybody may be intercepted but when it is the accountant, access is free. That is the influence the accountant and auditor commands. The truth is the fundamental ethic for any professional. No matter our intelligence, there isn’t any substitute to the voice of God, it is simply supreme! It is the truth!

The world economic health lies with all aspects of accounting, if only the financial accountants, cost and management accountants, finance managers and auditors would do the needful there would be no poverty but even distribution of the corporate wealth. Every compromise in the profession of accountancy and accountability devalues the figures of true productivity. Failure to establish the right value in processing and reporting the transaction finances of private and public enterprises deepens the suffering of men because the effects are passed on. Today what we see is corporate manipulation and ethical compromise; it is alarming that even accountants in the church would manipulate church accounts in the very presence of the eternal accountant and everlasting auditor.

I know that worldwide, IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standard) is a single set of accounting and financial reporting standards developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) intended for global use by entities in all types of economies ranging from developing countries, emerging markets and unto well-established industrialized nations. It is understood that the purpose of IFRS is to provide financial statement users with consistent and comparable information across borders. According to the IFRS Foundation, the standards are currently legally approved for use in over 100 countries, including the European Union countries and more than two-thirds of the nations comprising the Group of Twenty (also referred to as the G20). Further, 52% of Fortune Global 500 companies use IFRS. All this facts are not sufficient for the learned accountant and auditor; they can guide manipulation of figures and saliently window dress in the short term. Worst still even forensic examinations can be manipulated in our local environment. In the western world the accounting crimes are normally highly sophisticated but brilliant and uncompromising fraud examiners still find them out.

The Love Factor

The question in your professional practice is, what do you love and who do you love? True love conquers all be it corruption, compromise or corporate manipulation.

Without love no accountant can practice accountability. Matthew 22:36-40! Without the love of God and man, accountability becomes selfish and is a deceptive propaganda. We see vested interest take the wheel and manipulation infests the profession. Love is not self centeredness or self conceitedness, love does not undervalue, revalue or overvalue in processing, costing, declaring, surveying or reporting. The professional meaning of love is to give the truth of your skill and training in changing the lives of men not oppressing humanity with it, the degree does not matter, the act is the matter. You can’t claim love or profess faith or a belief system that uphold truth and manipulate process with the authority of access or decision. What we give others on our desk; department and reports are the proof of the sincerity of our love for God and fellow men. The day the love of Solomon changed direction, his frustration began. (I king 3:1, 11:1). Are you a true accountant, finance manager or auditor? Have you laid the practice of your profession on the altar of the truth or are you a contributor to the penury and misery of the humanity that you belong?

The accounting profession and its aspect seem to contribute or are contributing to the impoverishment of humanity by circumventing the truth in the discharge of their professional training. The obvious is that, Ethical values are ignored because the fundamental virtue of the truth and fairness that the profession is meant to uphold is missing in individual consciences,professional bodies either by personal manipulation through selfish interest and connivance through threats to life, survival and status have also lost luster. Major reports are decided by interest not process. This is where disappointment of Christian accountants or auditors or professionals lies.

My grouse is that when an accountant or auditor is manipulated, he becomes a thief that steals the wealth of many, kills the hopes of the nation and destroys the influence of his kingdom representation. This is what places doubt on the efficacy of the gospel of the kingdom. John 10:10 but when the accountants and auditors refuses to be manipulated they give life to economic resources and abundance to humanity. There is certainly no fraudulent movement of funds or loot of national or public treasury that is possible without the accountant and the auditor. Accountants are scrupulously trained with pernicious skills that could prevent, correct, maintain, represent true and fair state of private and public transactions but it takes the truth in them to keeps the ethical value. An auditor too has the prowess to detect, correct and report errors or financial misrepresentation by the authority of his independent opinion that qualifies the accounting process. This can only happen if truth is sated in the heart of such an auditor. This entire misdemeanor redefines and bedevils the wealth of humanity. All the vices man suffers are results of man’s inhumanity to man, the unfair advantage of authorized skills to manipulate right to wrong without conscience.

As a quality improvement analyst,

Recently i was speaking with a Christian academic Dr of Measurement on quality and his summary was that “there is an adoption of poor quality in the system”.

The Devotion Factor:

God made a garment that lasted for 40 years for His children in the wilderness. That is an unbroken record of quality. what is the quality of your professional practice? Is your integrity sacrificed on the altar of corporate manipulation and survival?

Who shall be against you if you be a follower of that which is true?

Today, my hoax is that if you don’t have devotion, you will be devoured by corporate manipulation. I know there are Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Auditing Standards but what about the Spiritually Commanded Covenants? We are not blessed by our package but rather how much we honor the truth in real terms. Jesus was born in a manger but there is no aspect of corporate and professional management that He did not exemplify.

An auditor is to express his independent opinion on the true and fair state of the books of account and to detect fraud, subterfuge and intentional misstatements. An accountant prepares books of account in accordance with professional standards with details of accuracy, rightness of transaction processing in honor of the concepts and principles that vouches the confidence of all stakeholders.

Every church service is filled with professionals but how many truly profess the truth in their corporate and professional discharge. It is not enough to be a chartered accountant or a fellow of certified auditors, character and position on truth is the real deal.

Today, the professional bodies have lost the creed that created the regulation they seek to pursue, character is not only a personal virtue but also a professional one despite intelligence cum brilliance. Character is that holiness of integrity that follows a man’s belief system. Without a spiritual standard, no ethical standard can work true regulation to support true and fair state of the economy. The actions and corporate submissions of accountants and auditors guide the health of the economy because all the reports of businesses (private and corporate) are conducted into the national treasury. Truth is like madness in the face of compromise. 

In the pursuit of your professional rendition, I pray that you don’t company with lot’s wife in marriage who will always look back to physical materialism rather than professional materiality of true and fair conduct. Many professionals have been sacrificed by the unquenchable taste, exorbitant lifestyle and demands from home that their package cannot handle, yet they want to honor them unjustly. The children of this world would do anything and engage anyone to extinguish your faith and scuttle your life. wicked counselors are the ambassador of wrong decisions. Your personal devotion is not negotiable. Judas are everywhere in the corporate world that would not blink an eye to want to waste your life if you stand for the truth. However, the Almighty that neither sleeps nor slumber will never leave nor forsake his own if they will remain bold with the truth. Read what Proverbs 11:8 says.

There isn’t any difference between the accountant who falsified or doctored figures, and the medical doctor who connived with others to kill a patient or an abortionist or a judge that cleared a rogue or the auditor that unqualified a misrepresented financial report or the police that rented out his gun or the nurse that steal or substitutes children or the mortician that cuts out dead human parts for sale or the legislator who sponsored a vested interest bill. They shall all give accounts individually of their corporate pollution and manipulation.

If you stand for the truth, I can assure you that you have God’s backing. There is therefore condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk according to the spirit of light! If your professional practice is a seed sown to the flesh, then you will reap corruption and death but if it is a seed sown to the truth, you will reap eternal life. The fugitive is always at large when there isn’t any pursuit. The bondage of fear lives with the professional that is unjust and unfair but truth is cannot be assassinated. Where is your stand? Like the steward, you shall give account of your stewardship. You are where you are as a professional for a purpose not pollution.

God is not like lousy regulators and pretentious professional bodies; He will reward every man according to his works. No one invests in manipulation and makes gain and no one can invest the proceeds of manipulation and expect a profitable yield. You may get financial and material benefits but assuredly accompanies by the sorrow effects of the unjust source. There is a built in devourer in all manipulative schemes.

After being an accountant or auditor, we shall all give account to God in the final analysis. His books of records cannot be burnt or stolen to close the case, God cannot be bribed. So practicing as an accountant or auditing or related profession, you are already judging ourselves while we live. It is time to turn corporate manipulation to corporate ministration and live with a positive reserve.  If you choose to be different, God will distinguish you!

Did I sound like a preacher? No, it is just a concerned heart for our tomorrow. What will happen to our children with all that we know and how we have practiced our profession? It is up to us all.

Dedicated to A.B.U. U97 ACCOUNTING CLASS, wherever you are all over world, I love you all.

#Julius Afolabi

NEVER HURT FOR FUN

No matter the area of life or endeavor you find yourself, it is safe to mind the way you treat others, the repercussions of intentionally hurting others for fun is grave! many people have planted ignominy and thick cloud of struggle over the years ahead of them. Don’t let your mindless actions empty your future. The future is delicate! Some years back, a teenager profoundly defined fun and pleasure as things and activities that get you off normal for a while. There is one thing I have discovered life keeps a file! In the habitat of fun, many have incurred long term struggles over their life. Many years after men would have forgotten their deeds, time keeps the record and maturity of hurt brings them to bear!

Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. James 3:5-6.

Years ago I saw a movie where a woman who had three children as they walked along the road, a reckless drunk driver ran through them and murdered the three children and sped off. The woman out of the agony of pains with almost nothing to live for and the sour memories of the tragic death of her children spoke ill words “may the one who caused her this pain never find help”. The reckless drunk thought it was fun but for over 20,30 years he labored in vain, his life was full of pains, struggle and emptiness. help was far from him and his family. He had forgotten where he wronged and it was no longer fun for him again. Are you carelessly hurting someone? Have you hurt someone intentionally and laughing it over? Are you putting someone through pains? Think again and rush back for forgiveness and mercy now! Hmmm.. When we forget ourselves, we do things that are remembered.

But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. James 3:8.

Words are powerful; a pronouncement from an afflicted heart will be honored. The tongue is such a lethal instrument, it curses and blesses. The wish of the afflicted will be granted without hesitation especially when the hurt was an intentional wicked act or hurt for fun. It is wickedness to delight in hurting people for fun. Some friends will stab the other so badly that the other party in the midst of the cry of pain will make painful pronouncements. They may be few words but can damage the entire life of the callous offender. A very bitter person may barely say, as you have made life tough for me, may life be tough for you or may you not find a helper!may you not attract battles of pains to yourself in Jesus name!

Some people just derive fun from hurting people. They just laugh carelessly over the pains of others but a careful sorrow of grief awaits them also. What a culture of cruelty! God said owe no man anything except love. Anything outside love for and to a fellow man is share wickedness. only a wicked soul laughs at others calamity or rejoices at the fall of others! Woe unto him by who offense come. There are people you think can’t do anything to you because you may be more than them in everything(probably richer and more influential than they are for now) but may they not use their tongue against you. i admonish you Never undervalue anyone or say you can’t do anything especially when you are oppressing such a person!  it maybe your spouse or friend, colleague , family member or even brethren. The same way a heartfelt prayer gets answers so also painful negative pronouncement launches sorrow into the life and generation of the wicked.

Listen well, you may take your wicked act for fun but you will be under the tribute and curse of your action. Actions are investment. These days, some young men just go about getting ladies pregnant for fun and abandon or deny them, they raise the child in struggles and some may never be fortunate to settle for another family again, hence they live in pains and hurt. Some of these people out of pains may sometimes just make terrible pronouncement and that pronouncement will form a canopy over the offender. There is nothing that the offender will do in his life that will see the light of the day, it will be struggle upon struggle. Life will be acidic and corrosive to such.  Dignity starts with the man! Stop enjoying irresponsibility!

The message is that when we refuse to take responsibility, when we are callous and careless, we attract battles of struggles in life!

Don’t hurt for fun, it is disastrous. stay truly amiable!

what do you say?

 

Julius Afolabi

BUSINESS HEART

The chicken-hearted man has no place in business. Business takes a heart resolved to confront the trimesters of the success incubation. Just like the conceptional challenges of pregnancy delivery, entrepreneurship demands that you plant a heart of purpose in your craft in a manner that conquer every temptation of moral compromise that has bedeviled the corporate and business world of today!
 
Mark Cuban said “work like there is someone working 24 hours to take it all away from you”. The truth is that the road to exceptional success is always under construction. Determination is simply a recipe of continuous learning and innovative potency that keeps what is on-ground in a multiplied variety without infraction of supreme value. The marketplace is always a question mark seek the sickle of exceptional insight and value of solution.
 
Laban crafted a business model difficult to beat by ordinary sense but Jacob’s determination and mental acuity defeated the model to control and dominate the market.
 
Entrepreneurship is the act or art of creating a simple solution to a complex problem and making money out of it. It is like planting a tree and standing under the sun until the tree grows to produce a shade for you!
 
In the world of Business it is impossible to conquer without determination. To a very large extent, determination has a way of funding dominion because it reflects the intensity of desire, the curiosity of creativity and willingness to commit innovative action. competition are never asleep during your market entry, espionage and bench-marking plus ruthless brainstorming are unending in the market and business world. without a Business heart, you will fall be the way side.
 
Henry ford’s determination changed the face of transportation in the 20th Century. Apparently that determination sponsored also the birth of Toyota! The Ford brand is heavy and duty bound but the Toyota brand is simple and economic. This infers that when our determination is heavy, every obstacle will become simple and economic. The product features of economy and simplicity is a market advantage and value innovation.
 
How determined are you to take your dominion? How much of your desire is a thought for the future?
 
Dont Chicken out of that business, invest time and learning for a new heart so that you can confront what you earlier desire to flee from. Crack the codes with the Truth and work. John 8:36, James 2:17-18, 4:2!
 
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Julius Afolabi