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Understanding the
Benefits of Mankind
By: Jimi Akanbi

Published by Jimi Akanbi
Copyright 2014 Jimi Akanbi
Edited by Sandra Alfred

Table of Content
Chapter 1: Understanding the Principles of Money
Chapter 2: Understanding the Priciples of Marriage
Chapter 3: Understanding the Principles of Time
Chapter 4: Understanding the Principles of Sex
Chapter 5: Understanding the Principles of Power
Chapter 6: Understanding the Principles of Materials
Chapter 7: Understanding the Principles of Life
About the Author
Other Books by Jimi Akanbi

GOD has endowed man with many benefits in life. However, misuse or misapplication of these
privileges can lead to sorrow, pain, sin, sickness, diseases, poverty, divorce and death. There are
reasons why GOD says, “My people perish because of lack of knowledge.” You do not need to
be part of that statistic. In this book the author takes you on a journey which would help you
understand seven principles given to man by GOD.
Chapter One discusses “Understanding the Principles of Money”. Money was designed by
GOD to be good, but the enemy deceives man into the “love of money”. This becomes like a
habit or addiction which hooks an individual and has control over one’s thoughts, behaviors and
actions. Avoiding this evil trap is one reason Paul prayed in the following Scripture:
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all
discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and
without offense till the day of Christ,… (Philippians 1: 9-10, NKJV)
That is, we must pray for moral discernment in order to maintain our Christian morals and
values. One major challenge in life which robs people of their Blessings is “security for
tomorrow” or “uncertainty of tomorrow”…I mean from a financial standpoint. In this scenario,
people try to hoard or multiply their money at any cost, whether it is legal or illegal. This occurs
because they are uncertain of where they will financially stand in the future. This single act
results in greed, embezzlement, stealing, stinginess, cheating, murder and so on.
When you make anything or anyone other than GOD your financial source, this may result in the
tragic events listed above. We can see in the following Bible verses how Isaac depended on
GOD during a terrible famine in the land. He sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a
hundred fold. He prospered in the midst of lack.

There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And
Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar.
Then the LORD appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which
I shall tell you.
Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give
all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.
And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your
descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;
because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and
My laws.”
So Isaac dwelt in Gerar.
And the men of the place asked about his wife. And he said, “She is my sister”; for he was
afraid to say, “She is my wife,” because he thought, “lest the men of the place kill me for
Rebekah, because she is beautiful to behold.”
Now it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the
Philistines looked through a window, and saw, and there was Isaac, showing endearment to
Rebekah his wife.
Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, “Quite obviously she is your wife; so how could you
say, ‘She is my sister’?”
Isaac said to him, “Because I said, ‘Lest I die on account of her.’”
And Abimelech said, “What is this you have done to us? One of the people might soon have
lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt on us.”

So Abimelech charged all his people, saying, “He who touches this man or his wife shall
surely be put to death.”
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and
the LORD blessed him.
The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous;
for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So
the Philistines envied him. (Genesis 26: 1-14, NKJV)
{Note: “GIVING” not taking is the key to financial security. You give sparingly…you reap
Chapter Two discusses “Understanding the Principles of Marriage”, thus leading to a fulfilled
relationship and family. Marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman. It stemmed
from the creation of “Adam and Eve”. The beginning of a good and long-lasting marriage occurs
when a person finds his or her bone of bone and flesh of flesh. Oftentimes, marital separation
and divorce happen because of partner mismatch. All marriages experience challenges, but those
ordained by GOD not only experience peace in the midst of the storm, they also grow closer and
Married couples must pray together on a daily basis, even if it is for five to ten minutes. Just this
act alone can cut down the issues which occur in marriages by over seventy percent. When the
following elements are missing in a married couple’s life: bone of bone and flesh of flesh,
salvation and daily prayer life…it is very easy for the enemy to come into that union. Then
anger, depression, disconnection, malice, arguments, infidelity and ultimately divorce occur. As
you read Chapter Two, you will see how the author discusses that in the “eyes of the world” in

order for a marriage to be successful…man needs to have ambition and at least a certain amount
of funds to meet the basic needs of the family until GOD ELEVATES him.
Now, what do you understand by the word “TIME”? Is it the “period of an event” or a
“process”? “TIME” can be used only in two ways. That is, either as a “GOD-GIVEN benefit” or
“a curse from the pit of hell”. When you engage in events such as spreading the gospel, loving
others, giving, caring, praying for one another, dwelling on GOD’s Word and diligently
performing your job duties; you are using “TIME” as a Blessing from GOD. Otherwise, “TIME”
spent gossiping, stealing, fornicating, committing adultery, cheating, lazing around and killing is
“a curse from the pit of hell”. The author explains that anyone who genuinely walks with GOD
must have a lot of patience. A prime example…Our Messiah, Jesus Christ was patient for thirty
years…after which He started His ministry and performed Miracles.
Chapter Four discusses “Understanding the Principles of Sex”. Although GOD established sex
for man’s good, if practiced outside of His principles, it can be a tool of the enemy. When this
occurs we have challenges such as terminal diseases, divorce, sin, spiritual death and so on. We
can see that sex executed in GOD’s way produces a two-part blessing: Pleasure and production
of offspring. The power of the mind has a great influence on our sex life. That is, the same way
FAITH Gives Birth to Manifestation; sexual thoughts produce a craving for sex. Most acts of
cheating in marriages may be stemming from a terminology called, “The Coolidge Effect.” This
is when a person gets bored with the sex partner and explores other options outside of marriage.
You do not combat sexual immorality with physical weapons such as therapy or divorce. These
are “temporary” ways of escape. Moreover, the act is backed by a spiritual force that is more
potent than man’s natural wisdom or ability. You war against it by applying “The Whole Armor

of GOD” (Ephesians 6: 10-18, NKJV) and clearly understanding what it reads in Romans 13:
11-14, NKJV. These Scriptures read as follows:
The Whole Armor of God (Ephesians 6: 10-18, NKJV)
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the
heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of
and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of
the wicked one.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with
all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
Put on Christ (Romans 13: 11-14, NKJV)
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our
salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and
let us put on the armor of light.

Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust,
not in strife and envy.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
Chapter Four further gives you insight on how to break free from infidelity.
The author further goes on to explore one’s “Understanding the Principles of Power” in
Chapter Five. When you think of “Power”, do you view it as something positive, negative, or
neutral? Well, it depends on how the virtue is used…for good or for evil! Anyone who is
considered to be a leader is said to have “Power”. Since Jesus through Salvation has given us the
same virtues He exhibits…us as Christians are leaders who possess the “Power of GOD” within
that does not come from the world. The author believes, “Power”, if abused, can be a strong
catalyst to pride; as vice-versa pride can also be a catalyst to demotion or dethronement from
“Power”. This chapter further explores how we should handle “Power” the way GOD intends.
Chapter Six is about “Understanding the Principles of Materials”. Materials can be seen as a
GOD-GIVEN benefit, which make life more comfortable and enjoyable for us. It can also be a
tool of the enemy when wrongly used. The author provides ways materials and properties should
be handled in order to please GOD.
Lastly, Chapter Seven expounds on “Understanding the Principles of Life”. What do you
understand by the word “Life”? Is it an event, a process, journey, race, happening by chance or
destiny? The Best Life anyone can have is to “Live Life to the FULLEST” while here on earth
and be placed in a High Hierarchy in Heaven.
Understanding the following can help touch GOD’s Heart:
1. Understanding the Principles of Money
2. Understanding the Principles of Marriage

3. Understanding the Principles of Time
4. Understanding the Principles of Sex
5. Understanding the Principles of Power
6. Understanding the Principles of Materials
7. Understanding the Principles of Life

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