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By Akin Ojumu “Instead of giving you God’s Law as food and drink by which you can banquet on God, they package it in bundles of rules, loading you down like pack animals. They seem to take pleasure in watching you stagger under these loads, and wouldn’t think of lifting a finger to help. Their lives are perpetual fashion shows, embroidered prayer shawls one day and flowery prayers the next. They love to sit at the head table at church dinners, basking in the most prominent positions, preening in the radiance of public flattery, receiving honorary degrees, and getting called ‘Doctor’ and ‘Reverend…’ Matthew 23:4-7 (Message) The Christian Church is filled with men who are enamored with titles, the Body of Christ is packed with women who wear titles like jewelries. There are the Apostle so and so, Pastor this and that, Archbishop lagbaja, Evangelist temedu.  Paul, who is, arguably, the most spiritual man that ever lived and who has done more for the kingdom of God than


By Akin Ojumu To those who may be saying, “Duh! We always knew that” and those whose bulging eyeballs are about popping out of their sockets I say, “No, I’m not an idiot in the sense you are thinking right now, and I’m going to prove that to you if you would just hang on for just a little bit.” “But all these worketh (Greek – energeo ) that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally (Greek – idios ) as He will” - ( 1 Corinthians 12:11 KJV) To aid my understanding of the Word of God, I routinely use the Strong’s Concordance and other available resources – and there are many good ones out there by the way – as study aids. You’d be astounded what you’d discover when you study the Word of God the way it ought to be studied. So, as I wont to do, I picked up my Strong’s Concordance and looked up the word “ severally” . The word “ severally ” in 1 Corinthians 12:11 is a very interesting word. It was translated from the Greek word idios . In other pl