Finding The Friend That Sticks Closer Than A Brother 

When I thought I had reached an awful end.
I came to know a faithful and true Friend.
Who completely loves me as I am.
And never causes me any kind of harm.

Many a friend have come my journey way.
But some of them would not afford to stay.
Many were willing to help but were unable.
A few unwilling to render help, but capable.

There’s one thing I have come to know.
Many friends will always come and go.
Their going away may not be caused by strife.
It is a normal phenomenon of this life.

It’s okay when some friends go away for good.
Especially if they can’t stand in your ‘hood’.
When that happens, I’ll try not to feel too sad.
Because I’ll soon find out it’s not all that bad.

Indeed, there is a friend that sticks closer,
Than the most loyal biological brother.
But that will be a very difficult kind,
That only a few will be privileged to find.

I may find one friend that stays longer,
That gives me a kind of support stronger,
Than anyone else has ever given me.
But what if that never comes to be?

We can always find a friend in the Lord Jesus,
Who has promised He’ll always be there for us.
Whatever we go through in this time and space,
We can get succour by looking unto His face.

He is the friend closer than a brother.
I am staying with Him forever and ever.
He is the truest Friend I’ve ever met.
He is known as Jesus Christ of Nazareth!

Proverbs 18:24

 

©CopyRight 2016 -Victor Uyanwanne

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28 thoughts on “Finding The Friend That Sticks Closer Than A Brother 

  1. Lucky 01/08/2016 / 12:19 pm

    AMEN! He is my closest friend as well. My life! So that makes us friends too right?

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  2. Jesus is our Best Friend Victor and He is the Head of The Body, His Church and as you know we need each other too, my closest friends were once Strangers until they walked into my heart and so were you.

    May you be greatly Blessed Victor as you reach out to others with the Eternal Hope we have in Christ Jesus, if you share again with Atheists be assured I will support you when needed but be careful as they do back stab and slander, seeking to set us Christians against each other the same way Cult Members do when confronted with God’s Truth and often others are not aware with whom they are sharing with until much later and the damage has been done.

    I became aware of their propaganda when Ministering to Atheists, Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons, they mostly at first claim to be friends but are our enemies and yes we are to Love and pray for them but we don’t accept their evil actions or wrong focus and teaching, this is why God tells us to test their Spirit.

    “Christ”ian Love and Blessings – Anne.

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    • VictorsCorner 03/08/2016 / 5:30 am

      Thank you Anne for the insightful comments. I have really missed you in the past weeks.

      Your advice is very important and well appreciated. Thanks for caring so much and thanks for all your support. Remain blessed.

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    • Marcus Ampe 18/03/2019 / 2:45 pm

      Why do you consider Jehovah Witnesses as your enemy and even worse as enemies of Jesus Christ, whilst they at least recognise Jesus for what he really has done and are one of the few relgigious groups which accept Jesus as the son of God who gave his life for the sins of many?

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      • VictorsCorner 18/03/2019 / 8:57 pm

        I like to think that grannie Anne didn’t mean it that way. While the JWs are not to be seen as physical enemies, she did point out that they hold some belief that contradict the core of the Christian faith: for instance not accepting the deity of Christ.

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        • Marcus Ampe 19/03/2019 / 9:00 am

          According to God His own words Jesus is His son and not Himself. So on that point the JW are right by not believing in the human doctrine of the Trinity, but keeping to Biblical teaching where is said that Jesus is the sent one from God and the authorised one from God, who was lower than angels but is now made higher by God Who took him to sit at His right hand to be a highpriest for Him and as a mediator between God and man.

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        • VictorsCorner 20/03/2019 / 5:51 am

          You are right, Jesus is the son of God. He is the mediator. He is many things to us. But you forgot that He had been existing before He showed up on earth as the God incarnate. We know as the Bible says, “In the beginning was the Word, the word was with God and the Word is God.” Jesus Himself said, “I and my Father are one.” The concept of Trinity is in the Bible, if one looks a little deeper.

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        • Marcus Ampe 20/03/2019 / 12:16 pm

          You seem to take that verse which is speaking about “The Word” = a “Saying” a “Speaking” and is a phrase used by the apostle John because he saw Jesus as the beginning of the new world, Jesus being the second Adam, but also the one who was promised at the beginning of the world, namely in the garden of Eden. That promise or word of God became a reality when Jesus got born on October 17 of 4 BCE. Only at time came that promise or word into the flesh and could the world see the one born in the lineage of Abraham and in the lineage or seed of David.

          You also seem to overlook that we do have to be one with Jesus like he is one with God. In your way of thinking that would make us to be Jesus and at the same time to be God. Though the oneness spoken off is being of the same spirit, thinking in the same manner. Jesus is way of thinking and his way of speaking is in line with the Will of God.

          The Bible is very clear that there is only One True God Who is One and Who should be the only One being worshipped. Jesus did not pray to himself or did not ask himself to take the cup away of him or why he abandoned himself, no Jesus spoke to his heavenly Father Who is an eternal Spirit (no beginning = no birth + no ending = no death) Who no man can see and Whose Will Jesus wanted to do instead of his own will (in case Jesus would be God than he would always have done his own will.)

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        • VictorsCorner 21/03/2019 / 7:08 am

          Yes, there is only one true God. But by the Scriptures we understood that this true God was revealed to us as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. “They are all coeternal and of the same nature.” Same eternal spirit, if you like.
          Jesus is God the Son; and He is God in flesh.
          God is “I am” and Jesus used the same title to describe Himself. How could He have done that if He wasn’t God? Except if you believe He is an impostor. But I believe He is not!
          In John 8:24 Jesus even warned, “…if you do not believe “that I am,” you will die in your sins.” This can be paraphrased as, “if you do not believe “that I am God,” you will die in your sins.” This shows how important it is for us to acknowledge Jesus as God.

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        • Marcus Ampe 21/03/2019 / 11:21 am

          Jesus never said “i Am that I Am” but like many of us replied “I am” when asked a question, like for example if he was so and so. Would you say all people who answer the phone or a question with “I am” to be saying they are God? Are you not the writer of “Victor’s Corner”? (What would your simple answer be?)

          Nowhere in the bible is said that Jesus would be God having coming in the flesh. God is also a god who does not tell lies. Check what He said about the person in the river Jordan. He did not say that it was Him having come down, but clearly says that man standing over there is His “only begotten beloved son”, God repeated that at the mountain of transfiguration. Do you also not believe God is an eternal Being (like it is said in Scripture) which mean He has no beginning (no birth) and no end (no death). That God also says no man can see Him and live, though Jesus was seen by many who did not fall death. The opposite some came to life again. In case Jesus is the all-knowing god he would be a lying god, because he say he does not know when he would be coming back (though a very important issue for mankind) and does not know who would be seated next to him in the Kingdom of God. Though the bible tells us he would be seated next to God and not on God’s seat.

          You woounder if I would think Jesus is an imposter. I would say yes in case he would be God, but I do believe Scripture where is clearly written that Jesus was lower than angels and that God is the Most High (so higher than angels). I also believe the Words of God when He says who Jesus is and I believe Jesus when he tells about his position opposite God. Jesus clearly knows his position and confesses that he can not do anything without his heavenly Father, the Only One True God of Israel. I also believe Jesus does not pray to himself and does not ask himself why he would have abandoned himself (something which is impossible).

          Your paraphrasing is twisting the words of God and the words of Christ, something we may not do.
          Jesus asks people to believe he is the son of God. Never did he claim to believe he was or is God.

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        • VictorsCorner 21/03/2019 / 7:01 pm

          I don’t want you misunderstanding Jesus’ position when He said He is “I Am.” When He identified Himself as the “I am”, He wasn’t answering a question as you put it; He was affirming His divine title. Recall that “I AM WHO I AM” was how God described Himself to Moses in Exodus 3:14.
          I wouldn’t want to be repeating myself here because I already told you (in the light of Biblical truth) that Jesus is God in flesh. Remember His words “…if you do not believe “that I am,” you will die in your sins.”
          In any case, you have made your point and I believe you read mine too. Thanks for your time.

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        • Marcus Ampe 21/03/2019 / 7:17 pm

          Have a nice day and that my God, the God of Israel, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jesus and his disciples may bless you.

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        • Marcus Ampe 21/03/2019 / 11:37 am

          Please have a look at following verses of the Scriptures (which I consider the infallible Word of God) and remember that Jesus, who was sent by God and who received authority from God, is the way to God and not to himself:

          “ Let not your heart be troubled: {1 } believe in God, believe also in me. {1) Or ye believe in God } (Joh 14:1 ASV)

          “ Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but {1 } by me. {1) Or through } (Joh 14:6 ASV)

          “ Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and dost thou not know me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; how sayest thou, Show us the Father?” (Joh 14:9 ASV)

          “27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.
          28 Ye heard how I said to you, I go away, and I come unto you. If ye loved me, ye would have rejoiced, because I go unto the Father: for the Father is greater than I.
          29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe. 30 I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world cometh: and he hath nothing {1 } in me; {1) Or in me. But that…I do, arise etc }31 but that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.” (Joh 14:27-31 ASV)

          “17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh even until now, and I work. 18 For this cause therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only brake the sabbath, but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God. 19 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them,
          Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father doing: for what things soever he doeth, these the Son also doeth in like manner.
          20 For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all things that himself doeth: and greater works than these will he show him, that ye may marvel. 21 For as the Father raiseth the dead and giveth them life, even so the Son also giveth life to whom he will.
          22 For neither doth the Father judge any man, but he hath given all judgment unto the Son; 23 that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father.
          He that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father that sent him.
          24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth him that sent me, hath eternal life, and cometh not into judgment, but hath passed out of death into life.
          25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour cometh, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that {1 } hear shall live. {1) Or hearken }26 For as the Father hath life in himself, even so gave he to the Son also to have life in himself: 27 and he gave him authority to execute judgment, because he is a son of man.
          28 Marvel not at this: for the hour cometh, in which all that are in the tombs shall hear his voice, 29 and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have {1 } done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment. {1) Or practised }30 I can of myself do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is righteous; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 31 ¶ If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. 32 It is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. 33 Ye have sent unto John, and he hath borne witness unto the truth. 34 But the witness which I receive is not from man: howbeit I say these things, that ye may be saved. 35 He was the lamp that burneth and shineth; and ye were willing to rejoice for a season in his light. 36 But the witness which I have is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father hath given me to accomplish, the very works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. 37 And the Father that sent me, he hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form.” (Joh 5:17-37 ASV)

          “3 So we also, when we were children, were held in bondage under the {1 } rudiments of the world: {1) Or elements; 2 Pe 3:10, 12 }4 but when the fulness of the time came, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 that he might redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6 And because ye are sons, God sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 So that thou art no longer a bondservant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.” (Ga 4:3-7 ASV)

          “30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found {1 } favor with God. {1) Or grace }31 And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 and he shall reign over the house of Jacob {1 } for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. {1) Gr unto the ages }34 And Mary said unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee: wherefore also {1 } the holy thing which is begotten {2 } shall be called the Son of God. {1) Or that which is to be born shall be called holy, the Son of God 2) Some ancient authorities insert of thee } (Lu 1:30-35 ASV)

          “21 Now it came to pass, when all the people were baptized, that, Jesus also having been baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form, as a dove, upon him, and a voice came out of heaven,
          Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
          23 And Jesus himself, when he began to teach, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,” (Lu 3:21-23 ASV)

          “ yet to us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we through him.” (1Co 8:6 ASV)

          “ {1 } God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth. {1) Or God is spirit } (Joh 4:24 ASV)

          “ Hear, O Israel: {1 } Jehovah our God is one Jehovah: {1) Or Jehovah our God, Jehovah is one; Or Jehovah is our God, Jehovah is one; Or Jehovah is our God, Jehovah alone } (De 6:4 ASV)

          “1 «For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.» The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament showeth his handiwork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, And night unto night showeth knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language; Their voice is not heard. 4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a {1 } tabernacle for the sun, {1) Heb tent }5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoiceth as a strong man to run his course. 6 His going forth is from the end of the heavens, And his circuit unto the ends of it; And there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
          7 The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul: The testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The precepts of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart: The commandment of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of Jehovah is clean, enduring for ever: The ordinances of Jehovah are true, and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the droppings of the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: In keeping them there is great reward. 12 Who can discern his errors? Clear thou me from hidden faults.
          13 Keep back thy servant also {1 } from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me: Then shall I be upright, And I shall be clear from great transgression. {1) Or from the proud }14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in thy sight, O Jehovah, my rock, and my redeemer.” (Ps 19:1-14 ASV)

          “ These things spake Jesus; and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said
          Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that the son may glorify thee:” (Joh 17:1 ASV)

          “ And this is life eternal, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou didst send, even Jesus Christ.” (Joh 17:3 ASV)

          “16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and {1 } harmless as doves. {1) Or simple }17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in theirs synagogues they will scourge you;” (Mt 10:16-17 ASV)

          “ Verily, verily, I say unto you, A {1 } servant is not greater than his lord; neither {2 } one that is sent greater than he that sent him. {1) Gr bondservant 2) Gr an apostle } (Joh 13:16 ASV)

          “ Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I came forth and am come from God; for neither have I come of myself, but he sent me.” (Joh 8:42 ASV)

          “41 And he was parted from them about a stone’s cast; and he kneeled down and prayed, 42 saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” (Lu 22:41-42 ASV)

          “ And he said, Thou canst not see my face; for man shall not see me and live.” (Ex 33:20 ASV)

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  3. Thank you dear Victor, being missed and appreciated is a real blessing, sorry I have not been in touch but I’m going through a bad Storm in my Life that has left me not much time for Blogging which I have indeed missed, especially with being unable to visit my Blogging friends like you and new ones that join up with me.

    I have continued to respond to those who are praying for us even though I have not shared fully yet all that has happened but I will when lead to and when Ron is in agreement for me to do so. I’m very Thankful though to all those who have also prayed for our furry friend Mo-Joe after he was attacked by another dog, he is very special to us as was Monty who died recently and whom we miss greatly.

    Take Care – Christian Love and Blessings – Anne.

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    • VictorsCorner 03/08/2016 / 5:59 pm

      Thank you Anne. You are always, always appreciated. Sorry about the loss of Monty. It is well with you and the rest of the family.

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  4. chuks 05/09/2016 / 7:45 am

    The only true friend is Jesus. He would always be there for us. Nice piece

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