Life Is In the Son ( by Fenny West)

Life Is In the Son

The Story of a Son
author unknown

  • A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from:
  •  Picasso to Raphael,
  • Andy Warhol.
  • Pablo Picasso.
  • Vincent van Gogh.
  • Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Michelangelo.
  • Henri Matisse.
  • Jackson Pollock.
  • Edvard Munch.
  • Andy Warhol

 ) . They would often sit together and admire the great works of art.

When the Viet Nam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while rescuing another soldier.

The father was notified and grieved deeply for his only son.

About a month later, just before Christmas, there was a knock at the door.  A young man stood at the door with a large package in his hands.

He said, “Sir, you don’t know me, but I am the soldier for whom your son gave his life. He saved many lives that day, and he was carrying me to safety when a bullet struck him in the heart and he died instantly. He often talked about you, and your love for art.

The young man held out his package. “I know this isn’t much. I’m not really a great artist, but I think your son would have wanted you to have this.”

The father opened the package. It was a portrait of his son, painted by the young man. He stared in awe at the way the soldier had captured the personality of his son in the painting. The father was so drawn to the eyes that his own eyes welled up with tears.

He thanked the young man and offered to pay him for the picture. “Oh, no sir, I could never repay what your son did for me. It’s a gift.”

The father hung the portrait over his mantle. Every time visitors came to his home he took them to see the portrait of his son before he showed them any of the other great works he had collected.

The man died a few months later. There was to be a great auction of his paintings. Many influential people gathered, excited over seeing the great paintings and having an opportunity to purchase one for their collection  On the platform sat the painting of the son.

The auctioneer pounded his gavel. “We will start the bidding with this picture of the son. Who will bid for this picture?”

There was silence. Then a voice in the back of the room shouted, “We want to see the famous paintings. Skip this one.”

But the auctioneer persisted, “Will someone bid for this painting? Who will start the bidding? $100, $200?”

Another voice shouted angrily, “We didn’t come to see this painting. We came to see the Van Goghs, the Rembrandts. Get on with the real bids!  “But still the auctioneer continued, “The son! The son! Who’ll take the son?”

Finally, a voice came from the very back of the room. It was the longtime gardener of the man and his son. “I’ll give $10 for the painting.” Being a poor man, it was all he could afford.

We have $10, who will bid $20?” “Give it to him for $10. Let’s see the masters.” “$10 is the bid, won’t someone bid $20?” The crowd was becoming angry. They didn’t want the picture of the son. They wanted the more worthy investments for their collections. The auctioneer pounded the gavel.  “Going once, twice, SOLD for $10!

A man sitting on the second row shouted, “Now let’s get on with the collection!”

The auctioneer laid down his gavel, “I’m sorry, the auction is over.”

“What about the paintings?”

“I am sorry. When I was called to conduct this auction, I was told of a secret stipulation in the will. I was not allowed to reveal that stipulation until this time. Only the painting of the son would be auctioned. Whoever bought that painting would inherit the entire estate, including the paintings. The man who took the son gets everything!”

God gave his Son 2,000 years ago to die on a cruel cross. Much like the auctioneer, His message today is, “The Son, the Son, who’ll take the Son?” Because you see, whoever takes the Son gets everything.

Life Is In the Son

Being Born Again To Reign(2) ( by Fenny West)

Being Born Again to Reign (2)

Jesus so loved you 

And He laid down His life for you

Not willing that you die in your sin

Unless you accept this truth 

And turn to Him for salvation

Receiving Him as Lord and Saviour 

You will have yourself to blame that day. 

Friend, that Day is fast approaching, in fact it is at the Door. I have told and others have too. What are you waiting for? Summer has passed, winter is coming and you are still not saved? 

Do not play fast and lose. Do not dither, delay, or be indifferent and think it’ll be alright on that day. But you say “I am a good person. I have not killed anyone.” Salvation is by grace, not of works lest anyone should boast

 (Eph.2:8-9). If you can save yourself by your morality then Jesus died in vain. 

You may say, “I am too bad to be saved.” Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall as white as snow. Though they be red as crimson they shall be as wool (Isa 1:18).  God is not inputting your sins against you, but you have to call upon Him to be saved (2Cor5:19, Rom10:13). And Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except through Him (John14:6). Life is in the Son, not in religion; it’s in a relationship and fellowship with God. Religion is man’s attempt to save himself. Morality is self-righteousness. That is unacceptable to God (Rom 3:23, Rom 6:23). 

This is the record, the testimony, the Real Deal: that God had given us eternal life and this life is in His Son. Whoever has the Son has life and whoever does not have the Son does not have life (1John5:11-12). In Him was life which lighted the son of men. He was the light that shined in the darkness and the darkness and the darkness could not overcome it (John1:4-5). Today, if He is knocking on the door of heart. Will you let Him in? Is there room in your “inn”? Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart. This is the Day of Salvation. This is the acceptable time (2Cor.6:2). Stop postponing the day. Tomorrow is not promised anyone. Tomorrow may be too late (James 4:13-14).

Are you ready? 

Now pray this prayer after me:

Heavenly Father, 

I have heard the Good News of Salvation through Your Son, Jesus Christ and today. I come as I am. 

I accept that Jesus died for me and I cannot saved myself. I admit that on the third day You raised Him up to give life to all who call upon You. 

Today, I call upon you. Accept me as Your own. I invite Jesus to take His rightful place as my Lord and Saviour. 

Thank You, O God that I am born again, the old has gone and the New has come. I am a New Creation! (Rom 10:9-10, 2Cor5:17)

Now if you said that prayer from your heart, meaningfully and sincerely, you are saved. God now inputs His righteousness to you. You are accepted in the Beloved. You are now a citizen of heaven. The angels are partying because of your wise decision. (Eph1:6, Phil. 3:20, 1Cor1:30) 

Please let me know you have taken this bold step of faith so that I can help you grow in grace to live a glorious, vibrant and victorious Christian life. 

God bless you richly. 


©Fenny West2021

Come Now To Jesus ( Fenny West)

Come Now To Jesus


Come Now to Jesus

Come now to Jesus

Make Him your focus

Come now to Jesus

To turn minus to plus.


Come now to Jesus

He’ll renew your life;

Come now to Jesus

To give you a new life.


Come now to Jesus

He will give you joy.

Come now to Jesus,

He will give you peace.


Come all you who labour,

He will give you rest.

Come all you hopeless;

He will give you hope.

Come all you in darkness,

He will give you light.

Come all who are blind,

He will give you sight.


Come all who are sin-sick,

He will heal you quick.

Come all who are weak,

He will make you strong.


Come all you confused

He’ll make your mind sound

Come all you abused,

He’ll turn your life around.


Come now to Jesus

Let Him take control

Come now to Jesus

He will save your soul.


Come all you hell-bound

Into the Living Way

Hear redemption sound

Coming from Jesus—the Way.


Come now to Jesus

He will wipe your tears

Come now to Jesus

He will take your fears


Today if you hear His voice

Harden not your heart

Make Him NOW your choice

To have Brand New Start.

Salvation: So Simple ( by Fenny West)

Salvation: So Simple

Salvation is so simple, but many miss it, thinking it is religion. Religion is hinged on doing this or that or not doing something to recommend you to God. In other words, it is based on your righteousness. This is man’s attempt to reach God. But it’s futile. No one can save themselves. We are told that all our righteousness is as filthy rags. There is none righteous, not even one.
All we have sinned and gone astray.
All we need to do is to come as we are.
Salvation is a done deal. Jesus has completed the work when died on Calvary’s Cross and said “It is Finished.”
So to be saved, all you need to is as simple as, A, B, C!
A: Acknowledge that you cannot save yourself by your efforts.
B: Believe that only Jesus can save you-not religion, but a relationship with Him.
C: Confess with your mouth, that He died for you and was raised to give you a New Life.

By faith, invite Him to take His rightful place-in your heart. Thank Him for saving you.

Prayer of salvation

Heavenly Father
I come to You today as I am.
I believe that only Jesus can save me. I cannot save myself by what I do or do not do. I repent of my sins and invite Christ to take His rightful place on the throne of my heart.
I confess that Jesus is my Saviour and my Lord. He died to reconcile me to God. And today I receive the free gift of salvation.
Thank You for saving me. I am born again. I am a New Creation. Old things have passed away and all things have become new. My name is written in the Book of Life. Heaven is my home. I am accepted in the Beloved. Praise the Lord. Hallelujah!

Read the following scriptures :
Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23
Romans 10:9-10,13
John3:3,5,8,John6:37, John 3:16,John1:12
2 Corinthians 5:17

Now, if you prayed that prayer from your heart, please let me know, so that I can send you materials to enable to be grounded in your faith.
I would also like to be praying for you.

God bless you richly. And congratulations!

Life Is Spiritual ( by Fenny West(


Life Is Spiritual

Life Is Spiritual,
Beyond the Natural.
So see beyond the natural
See beyond your five senses
Be armed with the “Spirit Sense.”

Be awakened in the Spirit
Be born again as to reign
Be reconciled to God’s Spirit
Be realigned to God and His purpose.
Open the door and let Jesus come in.

This will be the best day of your life.
Life without Christ is meaningless.
Life without Christ is life in the dark.
Believe in your heart, with your mouth confess.
That Jesus is Lord of your life.
That is where true life begins.
You will pass from death to life.

Salvation is a done deal
But have to take it, own it, to make it real.
This is the Day of Salvation.
This is the Day of Realisation.
Receive today! and come out of condemnation.

Today, if you hear His voice, do not postpone.
Let Him in.
Open the present. Unwrap the present and enjoy His presence.

12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: John1:12
11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” 


©Fenny West2020

Deliverance- a Done Deal ( by Fenny West)

Deliverance-a Done Deal

Christ paid the price and delivered all of us from the clutches and manacles of Satan and his cohorts.

13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love ,

15 Having disarmed principalities and powers , He made a public spectacle of them , triumphing over them in it.
Whom the Son set free is free indeed.
He did it once and for all.
Unlike the old testament priest who has to offer annual sacrifices  for the people, Jesus did it once and for all and for all time.

He did it for all- believers and none believers. The day you believed was the day you discovered and applied the cure of sin to your life.
So in God’s mind we have been reconciled to Him
and delivered from the power of darkness. Therefore whatever effect Satan has over anyone would arise either from ignorance or stubbornness of applying the medicine of salvation to themselves.
It is important that this deliverance is of no effect if one ignores it or refuses to accept what Jesus has already done. Such person can be suppressed, possessed or demonized because they have by default given the enemy power over them despite what Christ has done. 

A New man, New species came into being when a person accepts Jesus as Lord. This man has the nature of God. He is a God-kind.
His Soul, made up of his mind, intellect, will and emotions however needs renewal, purging and extrication from the worldly mind-set.

This takes a process and requires studying the Word line by line-meditating on it day and night and not only saying it but practicing it. This not an automatic process. And so in this sense even the man who has been born again can be hindered and limited in direct proportion to how he is surrendered to the word of God.
2 And do not be conformed to this world , but be transformed by the renewing of your mind , that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
The Romans Paul was writing to were believers and so were the Ephesians.

23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind , Eph4:23

The Corinthians were acting like babes because of their unrenewed mind.
3 for you are still carnal. For where there are envy , strife , and divisions among you , are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? 
Jesus Himself said ”   
32  And you shall know the   truth , and   the truth shall make you free.” John8:32
It is the truth that you know that makes you free. And your true knowledge of the truth is demonstrated by the extent to which we walk and work what we know. This is beyond ‘head knowledge’ but a ‘heart-knowledge.’

We have an enemy who has come to kill, steal and destroy. But Jesus came to give us life in its fullness.
God’s people  are destroyed when they lack true knowledge-heart-knowledge, where work and walk the word , beyond their feelings, emotions what people say or what the Fleshly nature or emotion or the world or Satan and his cohorts say or present subtlety says.

  6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.  Because you have rejected knowledge , I also will reject you from being priest for Me;  Because you have forgotten the law of your God , I also will forget your children. 
Hosea 4:6

Jesus said, ‘My sheep hear my voice.’ He also said, ‘If you love me keep my commandments.’

If you do not do the word, you will be like a man who looks at the mirror and immediately forgets what he saw.
The god of this age is busy in his mission of holding people in bondage and slavery.
Yes, they have been set free but they are still held down because of ignorance. It is like those who remained slaves even after the abolition of slavery because they were unaware of the ‘done deal’.

4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded , who do not believe , lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ , who is the image of God , should shine on them. 

So is deliverance a done deal?

Deliverance of the spirit is a done deal for all who accept it and apply it to themselves.

Soap is useless it is used.
In regard to the mind, even those whose spirits have been delivered still need to renew their mind by the Word of life, the truth, the light. And this is life-long, never automatic and we go from glory to glory in this respect. It possible to have our mind renewed in one area of life whilst been babes in other areas. But God’s mind is for us is to grow up and be mature in all areas.
There is no doubt that God has given us all that pertain to life and godliness but this is through the knowledge of Him.

3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness , through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue

We can do all things through Christ who strengths us.Phil4:13
He is working in us both to will and to do according to His good pleasure.

God has certainly done His part by sending Jesus to come and die and deliver us but the extent to which we benefit from it depends on our knowledge of Him and the extent to which we apply that knowledge in all the areas of our lives.  And remember that in all  these areas we can go from glory to glory. That is why we need to add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.8 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2Pet1:5-8)


Facing the Race of Grace(1) ( by Fenny West)

Race of Grace (1) the cross ( S&S)

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The Race of Grace, as in any race, has a starting point -the Cross. Some people say life begins at forty. But I beg to differ. Life actually begins at the cross. By this I mean we were all born in sin and dead to God, separated from God, estranged from Him and it is when we acknowledge this reality and come to the cross and repent of our sins and ask Jesus to take His rightful place, are we reconciled to God. That is when true life begins. Religion is useless. It is a relationship with God through Jesus Christ that matters. That is th crux of this message.

May the Lord use it to guide you to the cross if you do not already know Him. If you know Jesus as your Lord and saviour, then why not use this to witness to others?


God bless you as you do.



You must be born again

Come to the Cross


The Reason for the Season (by Fenny West)

The Reason for the Season

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He was sold for silver-thirty

And then betrayed with a kiss

Jesus was just three and thirty.

You may say, ‘What is the point of this?’


The Lamb of God was crucified

That He would take away our sin,

He was maltreated, vilified

Because of my sin and your sin.


He died the death that we should die

To reconcile us to the Most High.

He removed the wall of partition

And closed the gap of separation.


Like a Lamb led to the slaughter

He went silently. Willingly

He did the will of the Father

And He did it well- excellently.


He satisfied God’s righteous demand

To make us the righteousness of God.

He suffered in the hands of a wicked band

All in fulfilment of the will and word of God.



But on the third day He arose

The cross could not stop Him

The grave could not hold Him

He rose so you and I may rise.


Now at the Father’s right hand

He intercedes for you and I.

So you and I can enter the Land

Let us press on and occupy.


He’s alive, He’s risen

He lives in those who believe

He has opened the door, the prison

 For us to come alive and live.


That is the reason for the season.




There’s More to This Life ( By Rick Warren)

“For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.” (Hebrews 13:14 NLT, second edition)

When you hear talk about Heaven, does it ever occur to you that God designed Heaven for you? This is such an amazing thing! God designed the earth for us so it could sustain life and we could live here. But then he also designed Heaven for us, and he wants us to live there with him forever.

The Bible says in Matthew 25:34, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world” (NLT, second edition). From the very beginning, God knew that there would be more to life than just this life on Earth.

There’s more to life than just here and now. You’re going to spend 80 or so years on this planet, but you can spend eternity — trillions and trillions and trillions of years — living in Heaven with God.

Ephesians 1:10 says, “This was his purpose: that when the time is ripe he will gather us all together from wherever we are — in heaven or on earth — to be with him in Christ forever” (TLB).

You were made to last forever. The question is, where will you last forever: Heaven or Hell?

You get to choose which door you go through at the end of your life. Hebrews 13:14 says, “For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come” (NLT, second edition). Once you become a part of God’s family, there’s a whole lot more to life than just here and now.

If you were to drop dead later today, are you absolutely certain you would go to Heaven? If you’re not, you can make sure right now. Why put it off? You need to settle this issue, and you need to put your trust in God’s plan for your salvation. You need to accept his free gift of eternal life.

Pray this prayer today if you are ready to invite Jesus Christ into your life as your Lord and Savior:

“Dear God, you are God, and I’m not. I admit it. I’m humbling myself, and I’m letting go of my pride. I know that I could never be good enough. I know that I’ve sinned and I need a Savior to get into Heaven. Thank you, God, that you loved the world so much that you gave your Son, Jesus, so that I could spend eternity with you by believing in you and making you Lord of my life.

“Jesus, I believe that you died for me. I want to change. I want to repent. Today, I commit myself completely to you. I commit to follow you, trust you, serve you, know you, and love you. I’m going to depend on your promise that whoever believes in you will not perish but have everlasting life. I trust you for my salvation. Thank you for dying for me, and thank you for loving me. I pray this in your name, Jesus. Amen.