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Why do I still sin if I am a new creation?

Why do I still sin if I am a new creation? by Bibi Babatunde-Ikotun When a person puts their faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, they have a new birth experience. What does this mean? It means that their status changes from a sinner to a righteous person. It means that they got born again, out of the life that leads to sin and death and into an incorruptible life that lives forever. They receive eternal life, one that will never experience spiritual separation from God. They become one with God's Spirit because they have received the very nature of Christ. Their name is now in the book of life and it can never be removed. That sinful nature is uprooted with no traces and the nature of God sprouts up. It is indeed a supernatural experience that is birth by faith alone. A popular bible scripture that we all know and love is 2 Corinthians 5.17 (NJKV)   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have

Do’s and Don’ts of a spiritual fast

Do’s and Don’ts of a spiritual fast  By Bibi Babatunde-Ikotun Hello, welcome to my blog. If you clicked on this link it’s either you’re fasting already or are planning to fast. The good thing is you’re planning to have an effective fast by seeking all the information you can get on this. I won’t waste much of your time and I’ll get into it. Don’ts of fasting -  Have a Transactional mindset : A long time ago I thought fasting was about doing something so God will bless you. This led to a string of disappointment because I never got what I wanted from him. After all, I deprived myself for God but He didn’t do his part. We must first understand that fasting is not to move God, it’s to help us align with the move he’s made. The bible says in Ephesians 1.3 (NKJV) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. God is always on our side, we need not deal with him on a transaction basis. We fast to tra

How many times should I go to church in a week

How many times should I go to church in a week? When it comes to church, the world sees it from a different perspective. I remember as a kid, folks always said "After all, I wasn't the one that killed Jesus" as an excuse when they don't want to go to church. In my opinion, anyone who makes a statement like that is yet to understand the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for them neither do they understand the true meaning of fellowship. Also, I can't judge their experiences but I can definitely say there's more to fellowship. Today's post is not to explore that phrase, it is to share my scripture-informed opinion about frequency when it comes to church attendance.  For the purpose of this write-up, we will see the church as Ecclesia, which is the assembling of believers. So this includes fellowship meetings, church services, youth groups, cell groups, a family of believers meeting etc not necessarily official Sunday meetings alone.  Is going to church once

Life updates: changes in my family, trip to Nigeria, affirmations for 2022

Life updates: changes in my family, my trip to Nigeria, affirmations for 2022 It's my last video for 2021, the next time you'll hear from me will be next year! I look forward to all the great things that will happen in the new year.  In this video, I shared some life updates that I've been dealing with and also talked about my trip to Nigeria. I ended it with powerful affirmations for 2022. Check it out. With love, Bibi 

How to make Christmas be more than the holidays

How to make Christmas be more than the holidays by Toyosi Adegunle  Christmas is the second most popular holiday of the year in which more than 160 countries of the world celebrate. Some celebrate Christmas as the birth of Jesus Christ, and to some, it is mostly a cultural/commercial celebration with days off. From Christmas trees, to carols, lights, decorations, Santa Claus, gifts and every other thing attached to Christmas, what's not to love about it. More than half of the world absolutely loves the bliss that this holiday brings. However, for believers, Christmas means the celebration of hope that was given to a sinful world. That God looked at the world and decided to come in flesh for us. God's birthday was recorded to have happened on December 25th and that's why we celebrate it annually like you'd celebrate the birth of your loved one. I think the most interesting fact is that Christians celebrate the life of Jesus every other day that isn’t the 25th of December

What to expect when flying into Canada from a banned country (December 2...

What to expect when flying into Canada from a banned country (December 2021) I’ve been through a lot this past couple of days 😭😭😭 I left Nigeria on Tuesday December 14th and finally got to Canada on Thursday December 16th, and the kicker is I’m not still home yet. Watch this video if you’re planning to travel to any of the countries banned by Canada. Going out is not an issue but coming back in requires a lot and I have it all detailed out in this video. Watch, like, share and comment.  Tell me sorry in the comment section as well 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺. With love, Bibi 

End of year prayers

Prayers for the end of the year  By Bibi Babatunde-Ikotun Hi lovely people, how have you been? The year is slowly coming to an end and I believe in prayer for everything. I don’t know how your year has gone and if you’re like me you may have experienced some highs and lows. However, God has instructed us to give thanks in every situation (1 Thessalonians 5:18) and pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:16). This post is not about the importance of prayer but it will be imperative to mention something cogent about prayers. Listen, prayer is not only about supplications I.e asking God for stuff.  It’s not bad to ask for stuff, God enjoys taking care of our needs. However, prayer does something supernatural in us. It strengthens us, it refreshes us, it opens our minds to the revelation of God’s word and so much more. Prayer does WORK in us! It helps us come into the fullness of all God has destined for us. It’s so beautiful to pray and stay in prayers. So here are some few prayers to pra

What are some Christian characters to live by?

What are some Christian characters to live by? by Toyosi Adegunle "People no longer read the Bible, they now read you, a believer." If I had a dollar for every time I've heard this, trust me, I'll be swimming in millions right now, but I don't even know how to swim in real life, speak less of swimming in money, but I'll get there. Amen? 👀 Somehow, I had a problem with that statement because it lowkey felt like putting pressure on a child of God that is actually on a journey to getting a hang of a lot of things about their spirituality or person in Christ. I was always quick to tell people never to say that again, and just simply read their Bible, follow and know God for themselves and stop reading someone that is not even there yet.  Maybe I still feel this way, but with a twist and more insight to it.  I've been on an unintentional Twitter break because it's not easy to switch on and switch off your VPN every minute. Can we agree it's tiring? 😪