Eat the word, speak the word, work the word, chew the word, swallow the word, read the word, discern the word, think the word, taste the word, hear the word and believe the word of God, only then will you be able to rule your world.
There is nothing lacking in the Scriptures, it all depends on your high level of interpretation by the Spirit. There are certain things we read and it sounds like a story, tale or history but deep behind the lines lies a great revelation that only takes meditation and understanding to comprehend.
Have you for once had a deep thought about the social media, internet, website or other forms of media in which the world is connected to, either from the phone or laptop? You can virtually do everything in one piece so far as you have data or Wifi. Yes, someone will quickly tell me it is the jet age or computer age or it’s a high-tech generation full of inventions and technology. I agree. My question is: “have you looked beyond it?”
The book of Isaiah 59:5-6 says, “They hatch vipers’ eggs and weave the spider’s web; he who eats of their eggs dies, and from that which is crushed a viper breaks out.
6. Their webs will not become garments, nor will they cover themselves with their works; their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands”.
Prophet Isaiah was saying that man weaves the spider’s web and hatches the viper’s egg which naturally is not possible. It is only the spider that produces the web through its secretion. Secondly, verse 6 says the web will not be like garment. Then what will it be like? I will tell you. It is simply talking about the website which brought about the social media.
Have you discovered why the web is called www – worldwide web and how it was invented? The scientists took the idea from the spider’s web. Watch the spider making a web. The poor silly animal takes a great deal of pain going round and round, connecting and building the web. When all is done, it is weak insignificant thing, a reproach to the place where it is and swept away in an instant. The web is only built just to catch a prey – the ignorance of men. The spider stays at the middle waiting for a prey. That is where we are – at the middle of the world. Just a click brings people closer to us than we think. The same way people click to watch pornography, nude pictures, violence, fill online forms to join Satanist organizations, read ungodly messages, listen to ungodly songs and learn worldly ways of doing things. The devil is using the social media to lure people to hell. Such are the thoughts which worldly men entertain themselves with, building castles in the air, pleasing themselves with imaginary satisfaction like the spider which takes hold with her hands very finely (Proverbs 30:28) but cannot keep her hold.
I’m not saying the social media is not a good invention but behind it lies a great trap to those who maximize it negatively to their detriment. The social media is a tool in the hands of the enemy. Be careful what you do with it. How much time do you consume on social media? How much time do you commit to God?
The web is designed for a prey. Don’t be the prey, be the web that connects people to salvation. Shalom.
Is it not something of concern when you see all that is happening today and ask why Adam never pleaded with God to forgive him? At least the consequences would had reduced. Immediately Adam and Eve sinned everything began to work against them. The question is: “why didn’t it occur to them to plead with God?”. They instead decided to bear the burden without thinking of remedy. Read on, I will tell you why?
When God cursed Cain for killing Abel, Cain immediately pleaded with God to reduce his punishment for it was too much for him to bear which God permitted (Genesis 4: 11-15). Why didn’t Adam do the same?
Adam was not pardoned or forgiven because he had no one to stand in the gap for him. Adam was perfect before he sinned, so he needed someone perfect to plead on his behalf. What God did was to sacrifice the blood of animal to cover their sins, used the skin to cover their shame waiting for Christ to come thereafter to cleanse us all from our sins permanently. That is why Jesus is called the second Adam.
Genesis 3:21 says, “Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them”.
The law of using animal blood sacrifice to cover sins started from Adam not Moses. Jesus was in the garden of Eden as the Tree of Life (Genesis 3:22), but not accessible to Adam because Jesus has to manifest in the flesh. So even if Adam asked forgiveness there was no one to stand in the gap for God to pardon him.
God is always looking for someone to stand in gap so that His anger or punishment will be averted. Abraham had to stand for his brother Lot and others not to be destroyed in Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18:24-33). Moses stood in the gap for the children of Israel against God’s wrath (Exodus 32:9-14). When God wanted to destroy the children of Israel in the time of Ezekiel, God sought for a man.
Ezekiel 22:30, “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none”.
Adam had to bear the punishment because there was no Mediator or Advocate who is perfect and whose blood sacrifice is acceptable to cleanse his unrighteousness once and for all. For this reason Jesus had to humble Himself, bear the shame, passed through a painful death and shed His blood for the remission of our sins.
God is looking for people like you to stand in the gap for your family, church, spouse, christians, unborn children, generations. It’s time to stand up for the people you love.
When you stand in the gap for people, you close the gap between God and man. Remember, Jesus is standing in the gap for you.
The title of this message sounds absurd isn’t it? Sure, it is not going to be easy for you to digest but the truth cannot be taken away from the context.
Love is the most preached message all over the world. Love is the summary of the commandments. God is love. Without love our salvation is questionable. Trying to define love in its entirety according to the gospel is incomprehensible.
Leviticus 19:18 says, “…… but you shall love your neighbour as yourself: I am the Lord”.
Other verses of the Scripture such as; Matthew 19:19, Mark 12:31, Luke 10:27, Galatians 5:14, James 2:8 etc are all saying the same thing be it Old or New testament.
No matter how you love someone never do it at your own detriment. No matter how you want to show love to someone by giving, helping or doing charity work never put your life at stake. It is lack of knowledge that makes one to blindly go to the extreme to prove a point. No matter how God loves you He cannot force you to repent, He cannot leave His throne because of you.
Countless Christians misunderstand the message of love and therefore perish after rendering service to those who never wanted to be saved. You’re only permitted to die because of your faith or believe in Christ not because of your neighbour. It is the sole responsibility of Jesus not you to die for everybody but His death will only save those who believe in Him.
I have read the Scriptures concerning loving your neighbour as yourself but not loving your neighbour more than yourself because it is unscriptural. Doing things beyond your capacity without the leading of the Holy Spirit is a suicide mission.
You cannot jeopardize your salvation because you want to convince someone that you love him or her. Even the woman of Zarephath who gave Elijah her last meal waiting for death to come did it because she was led by the Spirit (1 Kings 17:12). It was a divine arrangement according to verse 8 of the same chapter. In verse 14 of the same chapter she heard Elijah saying it was the word of the Lord. It wasn’t out of ignorance. Such situations need divine guidance. If you do it out of carnality you are bound to suffer for it.
Showing love to others is good but doing it at your own expense is wrong. Never give, marry, mingle, associate, accept offers, be in relationship, take juicy job offers or be in a congregation at your own expense except by the word of the Lord who will certainly use it for your testimony.
Love is the greatest. Love is not blind. Love never fails but for you to show love you have to love responsibly and love wisely. Shalom.
Everything God does is for a reason. Why didn’t God use the blood, flesh or any other part of Adam to make Eve? God took Adam’s rib, why? Eve was made of a rib out of the side of Adam, not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to stand by him, under his arm to be protected and near his heart to be loved.
Adam was created but Eve was made. Adam came from the dust but Eve came from the rib. The rib does not easily decay in the dust but the dust can be blown away. So the rib (Eve) is in the dust (Adam) to help him stand the test of time. If God goes to the dust again to make Eve it will make her equal to Adam in headship.
Genesis 2:21, “And the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; And He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place”.
In the medical world before an operation is carried out the doctor will inject the patient with a sedative to put the patient to sleep. That was exactly what God did. God is a Supreme Doctor, He never broke medical protocols. He took Adam to the theatre and injected him with a spiritual sedative. Adam slept, God performed a spiritual surgery on him, removed the rib and stitched his flesh. During the spiritual operation on Adam even when he was asleep he knew what was happening by revelation. That was why when he woke up he said, “This is now bone of my bones ………” (Genesis 2:23). He knew a bone was taken out of him.
I don’t buy the idea of, “what a man can do a woman can do better”. It is not scriptural. The woman came to life by the rib, meaning, she is made to strengthen the man when he is failing, lift him up when he is waxing cold and help him when he tries to stumble. In other words, I believe it should be, “what a man cannot do a woman can do”.
God had to take the rib from Adam in an exchange for something better. His rib was a sacrifice to have a partner. No love without sacrifice. God was teaching Adam that a rib can be transformed into his replica. The man gave birth to the woman before the woman had the ability to procreate.
The rib was the bride price of the marriage. God had to take it from him as a bond or covenant of the marriage. This is the reason marriage is sacred. If you don’t understand the mystery behind it you won’t value it. If you and your spouse is about calling it quits is high time you gave it a second thought.
In the marriage between Adam and Eve, Eden was the church. God, Christ and Holy Spirit were the witnesses while the angels were the guests. I pray your marriage will never lose its rib.
Marriage is for a lifetime but wedding is for a day. Never forget that.
There are days when I try to figure out how God formed me in my mother’s womb. How God kept me alive till this day. I can only say that His hand is upon me.
God has been and still faithful to me. I thank God for His mercies upon my life.
I thank my lovely wife Nancy, my daughter Blossom, my two sons Prosper and Excel. God bless you all for celebrating me.
As I celebrate my birthday today. I thank you all for being there. With you – my WordPress friends I sincerely thank you for your support.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME !!!
There are innumerable careers, and I believe you have one or more. A lot of people change careers as soon as they experience temporary setbacks or hitches especially when the results are not encouraging. They go on and on looking for a suitable career and at the end they go back to where they started from.
You’re not the first to experience such situations but if you don’t know what to do you will continue to make mistakes. That was exactly what happened to Peter in Luke chapter 5. Peter had concluded to quit fishing for the day after toiling all night. Probably, he wanted to put an end to his fishing career and look for a better thing to do.
Something happened immediately; Jesus showed up from nowhere. After he allowed Jesus to use his boat for preaching, Jesus said to Peter,
“…….. Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch” (Luke 5:4).
The first thing Peter did was to start arguing. He narrated how he had put his time and energy all night to catch fishes but to no avail. All of a sudden he changed his mind and decided to act according to the words of Jesus. That’s the point – never waste your time arguing or struggling with your career, just obey the word. The word is: “LAUNCH OUT”.
Launch out your career, your ministry, your ideas, your business, your album, your soul winning, your academics, your blog, your relationship, your research, your talent, your videos, your inspiration, your book, your investment, your invention.
Continue doing what you’re doing. Launch out your nets into the deep, meaning, go deeper, go extra mile, spread out, spread your tentacles, look for better ways of doing things, look for partners, don’t wait till all is set, launch it now!
Your nets are various means and strategies you have to lay down to achieve your purpose. That is why the online platform is called the “internet“, because you need to have a net of connections to launch out.
Peter thought his knowledge in fishing technology was enough for him to succeed until he met with disappointment. Earthly knowledge is limited but divine knowledge is unlimited. When he accepted to act according to the word of knowledge his life changed forever. Education is good, your career or profession is good but if you want to achieve the impossible you have to act on the word of God. You need spiritual knowledge to enjoy earthly knowledge.
The word of God does not have expiry date. It is an action word. When Peter launched out his net by His word he uncovered prosperity.
If you want to catch a lot of things this year just launch out your nets and never stop spreading your nets by the word of God.
I sat down to analyse why we pass through certain situations in our lives which we were not supposed to. I discovered it is because of the person or people in the boat with us. Wherever you find yourself the person around you, your companion, group, friends, family or associates can make or mar you.
Look at the similarities of what happened in the boat of Jonah and in the boat of Jesus. Jonah was a prophet likewise Jesus. Jonah means dove. When Jesus was baptized the Holy Spirit appeared like a dove (Matthew 3:16). Jesus was sent to deliver sinners which He did, Jonah had the same mandate to Nineveh but he refused initially but was forced to do it. Both were in a boat to their mandates, both experienced windstorm. Both were sleeping during the tempest (Jonah 1:5, Mark 4:38). The people in both boats with them cried out for help. The difference was what happened during the windstorm. A fish swallowed Jonah but Jesus used fishes to feed the multitude. Jonah was thrown into the sea and it became calm but Jesus rebuked the sea and it was calm.
My question to you is : Are you in the right boat?. Are you in the right congregation, church, association, club, career, frame of mind, place, team, group, environment, ministry, friendship or relationship. Are you writing the right blog? Check yourself. Hope you’re not in the wrong place of life and events. The people you mingle with can bring harm or success to you.
There are people who vowed to fall into destruction, fail, resist positive change, incur the wrath of God like Jonah, covenanted themselves to occultism, illuminati and other secret cults. Some sold their souls and the souls of their children to the devil. If you are not sensitive to know them you are in danger because mingling with them makes you a suspect. A suspect remains a suspect until it is proved otherwise.
Learn to understand those you follow, why you follow and how you follow. Wether in your school, family, place of work, in the church because not all are are Christ-centred. Even the ones you follow their blogs can disentisize or confuse you by what they write, say, reply, contribute or advise.
Look at what Jesus did when He was in the boat during the storm, ” Then Jesus arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm” (Mark 4:39).
Now what do you do? Arise, rebuke yourself, get out of that boat, say to the wrong people around, ” I cease to be here”. It is only when you do it that you will have great calm.
Your boat makes you float but if you don’t remove the wrong people, you will be heading to the wrong direction. Your boat is all what you have. It is either Jonah is in your boat or Jesus is.
Your skill is a call from God. Your skill is not only meant for entertainment or showmanship, your skill is an assignment from God to help humanity and to serve Him. I know you are asking yourself why a skill should be termed as a “call” from God. Let me shock you!
Exodus 35:30 – 32 says, “And Moses said to the children of Israel, “See, the Lord has called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; “and He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and understanding, in knowledge and all manner of workmanship, “to design artistic works, to work in gold and silver and bronze …..
Is that not wonderful? God had to put His Spirit into Bezaleel to use his skill to build the church of God. Any skill God gives a man is for His glory. You become ill with the skill when you channel it into things that lead to self destruction. It is not meant for wordly things; it is meant for the emancipation of mankind. When you don’t channel it to positive measures, God can take away the skill without your consent.
I have seen men who made impact with their skills only for them to crumble like a pack of cards. Their success stories become dainted with immoral lifestyles and they tend to live on past glory. At the time to enjoy the benefits of their skills they found nothing but fear, uncertainty and poverty.
Do you have skills in administration? Use your administrational skills and help the church. Are you skilled in singing? Sing to the glory of God. Are you skilled in financial analysis? Use it and raise funds to run the needs of the church. Do you have skills in discerning the word of God? Now is the time to teach and raise disciples for Christ. I implore you to decide today to use your God-given skills for positive change in any area of jurisdiction you find yourself.
Go to a serene atmosphere where there will be no distraction. Watch the birds of the air, the ants and their activities, the spider on how it builds its cobweb, the insects that fly around. Without being told they all have their skills on how to feed, attack, defend and move without hindrance. Who taught them how to use their skills? The reason is; they utilize the skills given to them by God. God is waiting for you, answer the call. Your skill is needed URGENTLY!
Your skill is God’s will to the hill. Discover your skill in the house of God and never kill it.
A kiss means a lot of things to a lot of people depending on the culture and environment in which you find yourself. To some it means acceptance, to others it means oneness, greetings or a way of showing appreciation. A kiss may not be mouth to mouth but some it is, like the marital kiss. However, I am not talking about all those kisses in an immoral or moral affair. I am talking about a kiss of betrayal from Judas Iscariot to Jesus the Christ.
Hear this: Any time you give someone a kiss of betrayal you pass a death sentence to the person you betrayed. Why? Because if the person bretrayed is found guilty he faces a cruel judgement. That was what happened to Jesus.
Mark 14:44 says, “Now the betrayer had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; take Him and lead Him away safely””.
Immediately Judas kissed Jesus they arrested Him and that was His journey to the law court (Pilate) and later sentenced to death. Irrespective of the fact that He gave His life willingly but someone was instrumental to it. Judas kissed Jesus to notify the police (chief priests and the scribes) the actual person. There was a great facial resemblance between Jesus and His disciples so they needed a means of identification.
What I am trying to point out here is that in the midst of your co-workers, church, congregation, business associates, friends or family members anyone can betray you. So you have to learn how to deal with it before or after it happens.
It is not only Judas that betrayed Jesus, Peter also betrayed Him. The difference is that Peter repented but Judas killed himself. People are still betraying Jesus till today. When you are ashamed to preach Jesus, cheat, oppress the poor, pervert justice, commit fornication, immorality, create violence and still confess Christ in pretence, sit in front of the church in pretence, donate to the church in pretence, then, there is no difference between you and Judas. Judas is even better than you because he regretted his actions and returned the money (Matthew 27:5). He died before Jesus was crucified.
I don’t know how long you have been going through the torments of betrayal. Day and night you lose sleep because the person you gave a kiss of betrayal is languishing in prison, isolation or being subjected to inhumane treatment because of you. It’s time to tell the truth, it’s time for you to prove his or her innocence. If you are the one betrayed, then, it’s time to learn not to put all your trust in man.
I pray that every kiss of betrayal in your life will turn into a kiss of acceptance. Shalom.
People who are growing in God all share one common trait; they attract criticism. Criticism is a compliment when you are doing what you know you are supposed to do right. I was reading a cover story on Billy Graham in Time Magazine and was not surprised to find out several criticisms of him from fellow ministers. Then I was reminded of the fact: all great people get great criticism. Learn to accept and expect that you will experience unjust and just critisms for your God-given goals and accomplishments.
If you are doing anything and you are not criticized check yourself, something is wrong somewhere. No matter how you do good, help people, relate in love, preach or work tirelessly in your company you must be criticized. Everybody can’t be happy with you and if you don’t know how to handle criticisms you will miss the mark. If you know how to handle criticisms then you make them to publicize you.
In Matthew 10: 25, Jesus said to His disciples, “……… If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household”.
Jesus was mocked, criticized, gossiped and slandered. They twisted the miracles of Jesus, they published fake news against Him, the Pharisees condemned His good deeds, the scribes posted unfounded stories just to sale their tabloids. There was too much propaganda against Him. Yet in all those things, the more they criticized Him the more they publicized Him.
You do the work of God with diligence they criticize you. You come to work early to make sure you do a good job they criticize you. You distance yourself from bad friends they make jest of you. You win an award they castigate you. Your blog brings you to limelight they drag your name to the mud. You win souls for Christ they ridicule you. There is nothing on earth that is not criticized be it good or bad. So why waste your time replying critics? They enjoy it when you start exchanging words with them.
It is beneficial to receive constructive critism from those who have your best interest at heart, but you are not responsible to respond to those who don’t. It is a thousand times easier to criticize than create. That’s why critics are never problem solvers. Don’t waste your time responding to your critics because you owe them nothing.
When they criticize you they publicize you. When they publicize you they can no longer minimize you.
A lot of things go unexplained when we read the Scriptures. There are things we need to understand if we really want to grasp the knowledge of events that happened in the Bible. One of them is: why did God bury Moses?
Moses was the only one God buried according to the Scriptures. Not only that, the devil was fighting over his body, why? Why didn’t the devil contend with the body of other men and women who served and walked with God? There must be something about Moses.
Deuteronomy 34:6, “And He buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Peor; but no one knows his grave to this day”.
Jude 1:9, “Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, “The Lord rebuke you””.
Now, why the devil’s contention? I will certainly tell you. The devil contended the body of Moses because an innocent blood was speaking against Moses just like the blood of Abel was speaking against Cain (Genesis 4:10). Moses killed an Egyptian in cold blood and buried him (Exodus 2:12). Sometimes our past deeds show up when we must have forgotten and tend to disqualify us from our race of salvation. That was exactly what happened to Moses. The devil came to dispute over Moses’ right to be in God’s saving grace. The devil is always the accuser of the brethren.
God buried Moses so that the children of Israel will not make him an idol to worship. The spirit of idol worship resides in them, so if God allowed them to bury Moses they will make a monument of him and pay homage to his statue as a god. In other to avert this, God had to hid his place of burial. If the Israelites could worship the golden calf they can equally worship Moses by mere experiences of the miracles God performed through him.
Another reason God buried Moses was to put an end to the law, for the law needed to be buried with whom God initiated it with. If the law was not put to an end grace will not abound. That was why on the transfiguration Moses and Elijah showed up representing the law and the prophets (Matthew 17:1-13).
Romans 7:6 says, “But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the boldness of the letter”.
God buried Moses so that he could have authority among the saints. Likewise Jesus had to ressurect with His body to prove His authority over death. The burial of Moses is important to God because his body marks the end of unlawful contention of the flesh to be renewed in the Spirit of Christ.
I pray that everything in your life which be not of God be buried in Jesus name. Shalom.
No obstacle will leave you the way it found you. You will be better or worse. Your prayers cannot remove trials, temptations or unwanted situations. Problems are the price of progress. People think this earth is a bed of roses, they are told that if they are in Christ everything is settled. They dream to live comfortable immediately they confess Christ. Sorry, the day you accepted Christ as your personal Lord and saviour your battles began immediately. The good news is that the spirit to overcome is in you.
The obstacles of life are intended to make us better. The truth is that if you like things easy, you will have difficulties. If you like problems, you will succeed. Not that we have to pray for problems but the biggest successes are the ones who solve the biggest problems.
The Bible is a book of problems filled with stories of men and women who faced incredible challenges and with God’s help overcame them and found themselves at another level. Great trials are the necessary preparation for greatness. Consider what Jesus said,
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
So far as you are in this world you are not exempted from tribulations. It is part of your calling. You cannot be approved for a reward when you have not passed through the examination of life. These tribulations are not funny, easy or something that is enjoyable. The test you are going to experience will need you to be strong, faithful and unwavering in your confessions. That is not the time to start asking God, ‘why me?’, ‘God why are You not answering me?’. What you say determines how far you will go.
Jabez encountered poverty problems before his story changed (1 Chronicles 4:9-10). Abraham was tested to offer up Isaac after long years of barreness (Hebrews 11:17). It was not easy for Joshua to get to the promised land, he needed to fight wars, faced death situations, destroyed Jericho before he crossed over (Joshua 6). Jesus had to run to another city when He heard John the Baptist was beheaded, He disappeared twelve times when they plotted to kill Him (Matthew 14:10:13).
You are not the first to encounter such problems neither will you be the last. Your experiences are not the worst. Other people had suffered similar fate or worst scenarios than yours. Get yourself together, focus on your strengths not your weaknesses, talk less and pray more, believe more and show no worries, read the Scriptures daily and disassociate yourself from unproductive discussions, think of the reward and not the situation.
When you encounter obstacles, you will discover things about yourself that you never really knew. You will also find out what you really believe. Every problem introduces a person to himself.
The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it’s problems.
I sat down to analyze what people say, how they say it, who they say it to and when they say it. I discovered that most of what people say depends on what happens to them at the moment.
Do you know that what you say has a way of affecting your destiny positively or negatively? In troubled times, in heartbreaks, in challenges, in affliction, in uncomfortable situations, what do you say? Sometimes you curse the day you were born, you curse your children at every slightest provocation, you say vulgar and destructive words, you abuse people unnecessarily, you speak against your life, you say to yourself, ‘I am finished, my life is in shambles, I can’t make it, I am cursed ….’
Change your confession if you want progression, change your words if you want to change your world. The words you speak are powerful. They don’t just disappear into thin air, they are recorded in the spirit and manifest later when you must have forgotten.
Matthew 12:37 says, “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned”.
Spoken words are not ordinary, they are spirits in spoken word. It was by a spoken word that the world was created, it was by a spoken word that everything you see today came into existence. Look at what Jesus said in John 6:63 says,
“…….. the words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life”.
Simply speaking, the words we speak are spirit-oriented. They bring life or destruction depending on what we say. When in trouble say, ‘It is well‘, in setbacks say, ‘I am lifted, when nobody seems to help you say, ‘The Lord is my helper‘, in financial challenges say, ‘I am living in prosperity‘, when in death scenario say, ‘I am not deing now, I will fulfill my purpose on earth‘, in lack say, ‘The Lord shall provide‘.
It sounds funny, ridiculous, crazy isn’t it? It looks bizarre and unprovable but the fact remains that everything visible and invisible is a product of an utterance. The carnal mind does not understand the things of the spirit. Your life cannot change for good if you still speak the wrong things to yourself. There is power in your tongue. The power to create the invisible is in your tongue. Some of the things you may be suffering now may be as a result of the negative words of your parents, spouse, friends or relatives you offended. Yes, that’s the truth. If you have seriously offended anyone ask for pardon.
Change your confession. Speak positive words no matter the circumstance. Whatever you want to see today speak to it, don’t stop saying it, keep on saying it.
Your word is your sword, your sword cuts the negative cord. If you can speak the right word, you can create the right world.
I remember when I was in the high school learning sciences. I was made to understand that water boils at one hundred degrees centigrade. Meaning, water cannot boil except it gets to hundred degrees. For you to use the hot water effectively it must be allowed to boil to such degree. It turns out to be a natural phenomena.
If you want to have a positive change in your life then get ready to turn your boiling point into your turning point. Change is evidence of life. It is impossible to grow without change. The truth is, life is always having boiling points – challenges, troubles, ups and downs, struggles and unforseen circumstances. The ability to change these boiling points into turning points makes you superordinary.
Job 14:14 says, “If a man dies can he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, till my change comes”.
There are days of hard service, days when things get out of hand, times when it seems your life is crumbling, weeks when you had heartbreaks of your spouse dumping you for another person, months when your children hated you for no just reason, years when you were never rewarded for your diligence at work, days when you hardly trust no one because your most trusted friend gave you the shock of your life, uncountable times when you tried to stop that life of drunkeness, controlling your excessive anger and living ungodly. These are your boiling points. You must change them into your turning points, without it you cannot get to your sailing points.
Change is coming your way. Change. Does this word scare or inspire you. People want progress but they don’t want to pass through the boiling times. You must recognize that change is your greatest ally. The person who never changes his opinion, never corrects his mistakes, never tries to accept the reality of life is only a tourist in a dreamland. The fact is, the road to success is always under construction. Don’t end up like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
You cannot become what you are destined to be by remaining what you are. Do not fear change; it is the unchangeable law of increase.
Everything you are experiencing is just for a while, it will fizzle out. Remember, He that sits on His throne neither sleeps nor slumber.
Never fall at your point of your deliverance. You never can tell when God will show up.
When was the last time someone said to you “You’re different!” I believe that you and I are supposed to stand out, not blend in.
Consider what 1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”.
What a powerful affirmation of who you are. Chosen for good, royal in all ramifications, unique personality, wonderful in nature and awesome in appearance, specially made, called to proclaim praises to God. Hmmm! I think I love this bible verse, it makes me rejuvenated and filled, what do you think?
What are you waiting for? Brace up to your expectations. You’re not a carbon copy nor are you a resemblance of anything living or dead. You’re a masterpiece, a masterclass, a mastermind of great value.
Never allow anyone to downsize or downgrade you, belittle you or make you feel less important. Abandon that inferiority complex and wear the garment of an unlimited being.
Dare to be what you are. Think about it: Aren’t most of the discontented people you know trying to be something they are not or trying to do something they are not supposed to do? Resolve to be yourself.
Most people live their entire lives as complete strangers to themselves. Don’t let that happen to you. The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position. The opposite of courage is not fear. It’s conformity. The most exhausting and frustrating thing in life is to live it trying to be someone else.
My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier you will become a general, if you become a monk you will end up as a pope”. So, I became a pastor and transformed as an international preacher of the gospel. You can’t become great by imitation. Imitation is limitation. Don’t be a copy of something. Make your own impression.
Even if you want to imitate, imitate Jesus. Shalom.
It is not wrong to wait for something or wait on God but you will be wasting if you don’t know that the waiting is over and it is time to take action. The truth is; there is no right time, the right time is now. It is not every time you pray that requires waiting because sometimes the answers come instantly and what you need do is to be sensitive to it.
Look at what happened to a certain man at the pool of Bethesda who wasted thirty-eight years waiting for the angel to stir the water before he would be healed while his miracle was under his nose.
John 5:3-4 says, “(3) In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the movement of the water (4) For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had”.
What a horrible situation! Thousands of sick people waiting for a certain time to get healed and one person was to be healed. Isn’t that serious?
Now Jesus came to the scene, He never waited for the angel to stir the water, He healed him immediately and left. The man was the only person healed, why? I thought Jesus would heal more people but He withdrew from the multitude (John 5:13). I will tell you the reason.
The reason is that none of them believed they could stir the water by faith and get healed. They never acted or believed there would be a way out except the angel appears. They were all blind, lame and paralyzed spiritually. Your miracle is by your side but you are too afraid to stir it up. You are waiting for someone or the right time to receive the answers to your prayers instead of possessing it.
The man that was healed never knew Jesus or heard of him. Jesus healed him to stir up the faith of others as the angel did but they were spiritually blind to understand the things of the spirit. Stop wasting your time waiting for a great opportunity, the opportunity is right at your door step, right under your nose. Your prayer has been answered but your mind is too clouded, unsettled and unstable to concentrate and see it.
What have you been waiting for? What have you been believing to happen in your life? What have you prayed to achieve? Don’t be surprised that God had answered you but the problem is you failed to focus.
Stop waiting, stop wasting, stop guessing, stop digressing and start progressing.
The year has started running. The year is not waiting for anybody and before the twinkle of an eye the year will come to an end. You’re still waiting for the right time to act. Let me tell you plainly, you are too quiet for my liking.
You don’t just sit down there and think everything will go as you think. No, it doesn’t work that way. Get out from your slumber and hit the streets, hit the business world, hit your energy into your greater ministry, hit the cities and announce yourself, hit the regions of the earth and announce your thoughts, proposal, scientific research, your generational ideas, hit the automobile world with your initiative, marketing skills, medical opinions, your art, your football talent, your writing skills, your ability to transform minds through training, hit the crusades and teach this gospel like never before, hit the political world and announce your intentions to be elected, hit the education sector and showcase your research methods, hit the economy sector and prove your economic theory, hit the building sector with your architectural designs. Speak out your mind to those you believe can listen to you. You can’t be quiet and think you will overcome. Let me shock you with the words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 11:12, it says:
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force”.
Did you hear that!! You’re living in your days, no longer in the days of John the Baptist. The kingdom of heaven is within you according to Luke 17:21. Replicate what happens in heaven by taking your destiny violently and by force.
The word force and violence doesn’t mean fighting or being destructive in nature; it means being radical, unstoppable, determined, having an unquenchable fire in your spirit to dominate your kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
Jesus knew the secret of taking control using spiritual force. You now pray quietly, sing to God quietly, dance for God quietly, preach quietly, confront deadly issues quietly. You’re now cold to situations of life. I am not saying you don’t need a quiet spirit but being quiet spiritually is a sign of defeat. I implore you to abandon this what will be will be spirit and project yourself into a more formidable approach to be victorious no matter the cost. Your time is already ticking.
Quiet people live a quiet life and they leave the earth quietly but forceful people live a forceful life and they leave the earth with their kingdom. You got to choose one of them.
A lot of people think they are just existing. They think life is just a journey. Do you know that before you were born there was a script written concerning your life on earth? You are meant to act based on what the Scriptwriter has written. Unfortunately, most people had abandoned their original script and decided to act on the script of somebody else. The original script is your purpose on earth and the Scriptwriter is God. David discovered this secret and wrote in Psalms 40:7,
Then I said, ” Behold I come; In the scroll of the Book it is written of me”.
There is a book that is written of you. The book contains what you will become, what you will pass through, what you will achieve, your challenges, your wilderness experience, your glory, your purpose and what you are born to do for God.
The problem is that you abandoned your book and you are busy reading and acting on another person’s lines. That is why you are finding it difficult to fit in. Don’t wish to be another person, be yourself. You chose to practice medicine while the script says you have to be pastoring in the house of God. You decided to work in the company while your script says you have to build a place to take care of the less privileged. The chapters of your book demand that you live in prosperity but you thought you could enrich yourself by gambling, unfortunately you found yourself in abject poverty.
You are frustrated because you don’t know the purpose of your life. You have tried a whole lot of things just to make a meaning out of life, the more you try, the more it gets worse. Why? You are not working and living according to the divine book written for you.
This world is controlled by books. We have the Book of life (Revelation 20:15). The book of the law (Joshua 8:34). The book of the living (Psalms 69:28). Book of the wars of the Lord (Numbers 21:14). The book of the covenant (Exodus 24:7). The book of remembrance (Malachi 3:16). Even the Bible you are reading is enshrined in a book.
Where is the book written for you? Look for it. Search every page in it. Read word to word. Study it with diligence and you will realize how long you have derailed. In your book you are born to rule, born to win, born to prosper, born to make a difference, born to do the impossible, born to achieve, born to be at the top and born unto salvation.
Your book is how you look. Look for your book and book for your destiny.
It’s a new year and I know you must have written a list of what you want to achieve this year. There is nothing wrong with that but something will certainly go wrong if you approach this year with the same way you approached last year. For you to achieve this year you have to change your ideology. I will tell you 18 things you must do to succeed.
1. Don’t depend on your new year resolutions, depend on the resolutions of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14).
2. Never engage in business or career because of the trust you have for your friends, relations or associates. Engage in it by wisdom and understand every step to take (Proverbs 4:7).
3. Don’t waste your time on people who don’t believe in you because their unbelief will bring hindrance to you. As Jesus never did mighty works in Nazareth because of their unbelief (Matthew 13:58).
4. Separate yourself from those who are perverse, they are obstacles to your destiny (Proverbs 21:8).
5. Give to the poor, less privileged, motherless babies, charity homes. By so doing God will give you what you lack (Proverbs 21:13).
6. In times of trouble stop calling everybody. Call heaven. Call God (Jeremiah 33:3).
7. Subject yourself to a Spiritual father, mentor, trainer or achiever as Joshua submitted to Moses and got to the promised land. Don’t think you know it all (Deuteronomy 34:9).
8. Pray for your friends. It was when Job prayed for his friends that God blessed him (Job 42:10).
9. Sow a seed of faith for the new year. You lack because you don’t sow into the season of life (Ecclesiastics 11:6)
10. As much as people may hurt you, live in peace with all men. The spirit of peace makes a man honorable (Romans 12:18).
11. Help others to achieve their dreams so will your dreams be achieved. Joseph interpreted the dream of Pharaoh and Joseph fulfilled his destiny (Genesis 41:37-45).
12. Do not neglect the gift that is in you. Manifest it, develop it, sharpen it. Your gift is your lift (1 Timothy 4:14)
13. Forget your failures, disappointments and setbacks. Press on and never give up or give in (Philippians 3:13).
14. Read great books of great men. Books of achievers. Study their consistency and boldness, study the Scripture (2 Timothy 2:15).
15. Never underestimate the power of imagination. No matter how big your idea or vision is don’t allow it to intimidate you (Genesis 13:14).
16. Create a group of mastermind alliance. Work with those who have the same vision with you as Jesus had alliance with His disciples to achieve His mission (Matthew 10:1-4).
17. Pray in tongues, pray in the Holy Spirit, pray without ceasing. A closed mouth is a closed destiny (Jude 1:20).
18. The last but not the least; fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man (Ecclesiastics 12:13).
Apply these 18 principles and get 18 results that will change the next 18 years of your life.
Christmas has come and gone, I know some people are still basking in its euphoria. Some celebrated it religiously, some celebrated it by buying gifts, Christmas trees, visiting friends, having fun, some took it as a time for sober reflection, some have no business with Christmas, some attended church service on that day for the first time this year while some decided not to notice whether Christmas occurred or not. That’s OK but there are things you don’t actually know about Christmas.
Matthew 2:2 says, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him”.
* How and why did the wise men travel a long distance with so much assurance of Jesus’ birth? It is because the wise men were sure of what they came for, they knew He is the King of the Jews, they came to worship Him. They knew Him by revelation and never doubted themselves. Even when they were unbelievers they knew what the believers never knew. Christmas means a time to be sure of who you are in Christ, a time to know Him and a time to worship Him by revelational knowledge.
* The question is: how did they all know these things? The wise men are from Arabia and Arabians understand times and season like the sons of Issachar. I will show you. The wise men came from Arabia, Herod who wanted Jesus dead is from Arabia, the chief priests and scribes who Herod inquired of Jesus in Matthew 2:4 were from Arabia, Egypt as a nation which was where they took Jesus to migrated from Arabia, Balaam who prophesied about the Star of Jesus in Numbers 24:17 is from Arabia. Arabians are great scholars, they study books. Christmas means understanding the times and season of Christian life by studying the Scripture.
* How did the wise men know what gifts to bring which was symbolic to Jesus’ life on earth? Gold means Jesus was rich from birth; meaning Jesus was a millionaire from birth. Gold was expensive as of that time. Frankincense means Jesus has a good smell of salvation. Myrrh means embalming Him with greatness even when His death wasn’t near. I want to let you know that the wise men were rich men who understood by prophetic studies that a gift makes a way for a man and brings him before great men (Proverbs 18:16). The Arab nation is very rich till today. Christmas means being rich and a time to show what you symbolize in Christ.
* Why was Jesus born in Bethlehem? Bethlehem means house of bread. It means He was born into His mandate. Jesus is the Bread of life (John 6:33,35,48). He knows where the bread is and came to share it to us. The Spiritual Bread manifested in Him. Christmas means knowing the good Bread to eat. If you eat the wrong bread you lose eternal life.
* Innocent babies were killed by Herod just because of Jesus, why? Before salvation will come somebody need to pay the price. Innocent blood were shed for an Innocent Blood of Jesus to live. Just like the apostles paid with their blood for the word of God to spread. Just like the blood of babies that was shed when Moses was born (Exodus 1:22). Christmas means understanding the Blood that was shed for you and for many (Matthew 26:28).
If you have celebrated Christmas without knowledge, then, I think you should celebrate it again with all sense of urgency and truth. Shalom.
We all have our past, we all have our faults, we all made mistakes, we all messed up one way or the other in the past. For without those shortcomings we wouldn’t be better now. The good news is God turns our mess into a message. He calls the unqualified to be qualified.
We are all heading to the end of the year, the mess must not continue. Adam brought a mess upon us but the second Adam (Jesus) brought a message. Moses was a mess when he murdered the Egyptian but later became a message when God used him to deliver Israel. Abraham was a mess when he was an idol worshiper but he became a message when he obeyed God to leave his father’s house. Rahab the harlot was a mess until her faith brought her deliverance and was counted among the saints. Peter was a mess when he denied Jesus but became a message when he repented and stood for Christ till the end.
Romans 6:14 says, “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under the law but under grace”.
Meaning, your mess should not hold you bound. You are no longer under your past but under the dispensation of grace to change your mess into a message of salvation.
Did you mess up your marriage? Start teaching a message of a godly marriage. Did you mess up in your fatherly or motherly responsibilities? Start teaching your children how to live right. Have you killed someone out of hatred? Start preaching love. Were you one of those who perverted justice because you were bribed and the innocent was jailed? Start campaigning against it. Did you lure another man’s wife to marry you or you seduced another woman’s husband to settle down for you? Start a marriage counseling. As a pastor when you started your ministry you couldn’t take away your eyes from those beautiful girls in your choir but sexually assaulted them, start living right and start a message of commitment. What have you done wrong that when you remember it you tend to regret your action. You have a lot of time to clean up the mess and start a new chapter.
When you were involved in your mess God was busy watching and waiting for you to turn it into a message. The message matters to God not the mess.
Your mess makes you unqualified but your message makes you qualified. Think about it.
Most times when we pray we assume or automatically believe that God must answer our prayers immediately. One thing you must understand is, your duty is to pray and the duty of God is to answer. However, God has the right to answer immediately or to answer later.
If God answers every prayer at the same time I think there would be commotion on earth. Again, sometimes we pray amiss. What God does is to separate our wants from our needs. Sometimes what you pray for does not come to pass, why? You are not God. It is only God that can say anything and it comes to pass.
God turning up late does not make Him late or slack. He shows up late to make you the latest in town.
John 11:6 says, “So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was”.
Jesus was told that Lazarus was sick. Instead of leaving immediately to attend to him He delayed for two days and Lazarus died. Now imagine how Martha and Mary felt when they saw Jesus come late. The gossip, murmuring, questions and grunting. They might had said, “Look at when He came, when our brother is dead”.
They had buried Lazarus, they never waited for Jesus. They were angry with Jesus, they thought He would had showed up when they called on Him but He didn’t. Martha blamed Jesus for not coming on time (John 11:21). When Jesus asked them to take away the stone, Martha was still arguing. She felt there was no need to do that because Lazarus was already decaying (John 11:39).
After all their unbelieve and less concerned attitude they reluctantly rolled away the stone. Then Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus come forth!” and he that was dead came back to life. What happened? Lazarus became the latest in town. The news spread through all the cities and beyond. If it had happened in our generation it will go viral on Facebook, Instagram or Tweeter. CNN, BBC, VOA will make the story their headlines. Imagine the attention Lazarus would draw to himself. Before he grants them a live interview he will certainly make money out of them. Certainly he would be a celebrity for Christ.
What have you been believing God to do for you? Due to the unanswered prayer you are now doubting God. You are wondering if He is still there. The last time you prayed He didn’t answer so you felt there was no need to pray or believe again. The truth is that God does not answer every prayer and when He answers, it might be of late to you and when He shows up your case is settled.
Go to God in prayer, you never can tell if He is testing you to know your level of faith. No matter what you are passing through, no matter what the critical situation you are in now, He is not late. He is working out your testimony. He is arranging your life so that when you receive the answers to your prayers it becomes permanent.
God is never late. His lateness is your greatness. When He comes late He makes you the latest.
We pray for a lot of things, we strive to achieve, we try to get things done in our lives and make sure they come to pass. No matter how we want it, it cannot fall from heaven. God will certainly send a man to give you whatever you are looking for. God cannot come down to do it. Not that it is hard for God to do it in His own way but He looks for a man who has what you are praying for. By His power He directs the person to cross your path for your prayer point to be answered.
Most of your prayers must have been answered but you were not sensitive enough to know the man God had sent your way. Due to your attitude they left you the way they met you. Let me show you.
Genesis 18: 2 it says, “So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing by him ……..”.
The three men were sent from God to bless Abraham to bear a son. Remember in Genesis 18:1, God had showed Abraham in a vision that he would have visitors. They were not just visitors but the carriers of the manifestation of his prayer for Isaac to come. The point I am making is that, even when God had promised Abraham a son, He still sent men to enforce the blessing.
Abraham was sensitive to their visit that was why he gave them the best entertainment ever. They were angels in human form who were on an assignment. After the well larvished buffet they were pleased to prophetically pronounce that his wife Sarah will surely a bear a son (Genesis 18:10).
How do you treat strangers when they come to you? How do you interact with people? How do you attend to visitors when you meet them? How do you react when you see the black or white gender? You never can tell when the man God had sent to you will come. They can come in various forms. They are destiny helpers. Show them love, gratitude and satisfy them no matter how little.
Some people you came across in life must have been designed to help you but due to your insensitivity or offensive nature they left without helping your destiny.
Try as much as possible to pray for yourself. Pray that those people God has sent you to locate you in a hurry. Position yourself to be sensitive when you see or meet them. The man God sent to answer your prayer is already on his way, open your eyes to connect. Shalom.
How can you be doing something over and over again and not getting results and you are still bent on doing it? Please, I am not talking about being consistent to achieve results, I am talking about being consistent without knowledge.
You have been using the same old method to make your marriage work, to convince your group that you can do the job, putting all your efforts to show you can make up for your mistakes, overworking yourself to prove a point that you are now a changed person. You have been dwelling on the same means of improving your designs, art work, business, ministry, tourism, academic results, spiritual life or lifestyle, yet, you are not getting results. I want to tell you to stop wasting your energy and move on. Move on with a new dimension.
Deuteronomy 1:6 says, “The Lord our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying: ‘You have dwelt long enough at this mountain.”
God spoke to Moses to tell the children of Israel to move on, to march on, that they had overstayed their welcome. Isn’t it clear that they stayed in Horeb for so long until God commanded them to move forward? They lacked knowledge on what to do and because of that they wasted their time in one place.
Horeb means dryness. It means they were dry in ideas, inspiration and revelation. Nothing was working. They were consistently inconsistent in their journey without knowledge. They were stagnant and tired of marching forward.
Did somebody break your heart? Forgive the person and move on. Did your parents, spouse or friend fail you? Move on. You lost a beloved one or something dear to you, move on. Have you failed in your walk with God? Ask Him for help and move on. Probably you had disappointed your family, tell them you are sorry, move on. Have you failed yourself? Make corrections and move on.
You can’t be dwelling in the past. Change the ones you can change and pray for God to change the ones you cannot change.
We are in the eleventh month of the year and it was exactly the eleventh month God told Moses to move on (Deut. 1:3). In this month, I urge you to change focus, change your mindset, change your your spiritual level to a higher level.
MOVE ON, DELAY NO MORE, THE JOURNEY IS STILL ON, LIVE ON AND WIN ON.
In the middle of the night; As everything was alright.
I heard a voice aright; Saying, “I will be your Light”.
I looked to the right; He was shinning so bright.
His presence was slight; I decided to move by might.
He said, “You are my delight”; I knelt down to tell Him my plight.
He showed me how to fight; And make my battles become light.
Everything that was tight; He took it out of my sight.
Daily I see His wings of flight; Daily I see Him alight.
Today, I will dress like a knight; And wait for Him at twilight.
His sacrifice was outright; My life in Him is not by right.
He showed me a highlight; How He will take me to limelight.
Before sunlight; I received the power of foresight;
Behold He lifted me to a height; I saw how He removed every blight.
As I write I am standing upright; My life shines like a flashlight.
I PRAY MAY HIS SALVATION COME LIKE A SPEED OF LIGHT.
I saw a vision in the middle of the night where I knelt down in my room with my Bible in my hands and looked up to heaven. I saw that the days of this world were numbered according to prophecies foretold. A feeling of uneasiness encompassed me and I muttered some prayers into the atmosphere. The earth was thrown into confusion. Darkness came, the heavens shook for some time and suddenly came silence. The heavens were opened. It was as if I was watching a horror movie. Fear gripped me. I heard a voice say to me, “Tell them to prepare to go”. I woke up, turned on the lights and discovered I was sweating profusely. I told myself, ‘Assuming this vision happened now, a lot of people will be caught unawares like the days of Noah when they ate and drank till the flood caught up with them’.
My question to you is: ‘Are you prepared to go?’
Life is full of activities that we forget that death is a breathe away. We forget that every step we make and every day that comes, we get closer to the grave; we get closer to eternity. Death can come at any time. Irrespective of what you believe, the truth is, you will stand on the day of judgement to answer for your deeds on earth. On that day there will be no second chance.
In Revelation 22:12, Jesus said, “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work”.
What will be your reward? Where will you spend eternity? No one has a permanent residence or a permanent life insurance on earth. Day and night people are buried, funeral songs and mixed feelings pervade the air. It is turn by turn. One day it will be our turn to go. The only chance we have is NOW.
I ask myself, ‘What is life? Why do man chose to do evil when he has a little time to live in this empty world?
Ecclesiastics 2:11 says, “Then I looked on all the works that my hands had done and all the labour in which I had toiled; and indeed all was vanity and grasping for the wind. There was no profit under the sun”.
King Solomon described it as vanity. We are going to leave our loved ones, friends, children, spouse, assets and colleagues some day to give account of our lives. Are you a lukewarm believer? Are you dwelling in unforgiveness? Is your life worldly in every sense of it? Are you still dwelling in drunkenness, lust, sexual immorality, secret sins, backbiting, hatred, violence, terrorism, pornography, masturbation, lesbianism, same sex marriage, ungodly parties, being vulgar and vile in nature?
I am not writing to condemn anyone, as Christ never condemned us but came to set us free, save us from unrighteousness and give us the grace of salvation. Remember when He comes the second time He is coming to judge. I implore you to examine your life in Christ and run the race of salvation with all carefulness and fear of God, lest at last you say, “Had I known”.
Life is too short to be wasted. Life is like vapor which disappears within some seconds. Make your life count for God. You are on earth on assignment, at the end you will submit it to the Master who decides if you passed or not.
If you have not given your life to Christ, do it now, tomorrow may be too late.
May you never be found wanting on the last day. May all your good works for Him speak for you. I pray you will never be left behind. God bless you.
Things don’t just happen in life. Nothing happens by chance or coincidence. Anything that happens to you has been masterminded in the spirit. Why am I saying this? When you are planning, the enemy is also planning but because we have Jesus the plans of the enemy cannot prevail.
Jesus and His disciples were invited to a wedding in Cana of Galilee and the mother of Jesus was there. Don’t you think the bride and bridegroom must have employed the services of an event planner, musicians, ushers and servants before inviting Jesus as a guest of honour? Don’t you think enough wine must have been budgeted for the event? They never expected Jesus to come and be disappointed.
For Jesus and His disciples to agree to honour the wedding is enough for the celebrants to prepare for the occasion with all detailed menu and necessary protocol.
Suddenly, something happened in John 2:3, it says, “And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine”.
Why would they run out of wine? I want to tell you without mincing words that somebody hijacked the wine to shame the celebrants. How did I know? I will tell you. If you read verse 10 of the same chapter, you will discover that the master of the feast was asking the bridegroom why he reserved the good wine until that moment. The bridegroom could not answer because he was surprised how the wine came and why the wine he provided was not enough.
There were enemies behind the scene who had planned against the celebrants to rubbish their wedding. They wanted to take away the glamour of the event so that what God has prepared will not come to pass.
Jesus appeared at the nick of time to save them from the shame. Most places He goes to, there is always a problem and His presence always brings solution.
When Jesus turned the water into wine the guests were well satisfied. Wine symbolizes sweetness, merrymaking and the heart of the event because without it the wedding will become meaningless.
Who hijacked the wine in your marriage? Who hijacked the wine in your life? Who hijacked the wine in your salvation? Who hijacked the wine from your family? Who hijacked the wine in your place of work and duty? Who hijacked your wine of blessings? When the wine is hijacked the sweetness in your destiny is removed.
Don’t allow what you are passing through to make you run out of wine. In case you’ve run out of wine invite Jesus to the scene.
I pray you will never run out of wine in your life in Jesus name. Amen.
When you were born a star appeared. That was why people came to see you to behold your greatness. All of a sudden you were forgotten, no one talks about you, no one cares to know you, why? Your star is missing, it has been dimmed and no one seems to recognize your relevance.
Take a look at what happened on the day Jesus was born.
Matthew 2:2 says, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him”.
Is it not a mystery that Jesus was located by a star? The wise men as the Scripture called them never heard of Him, read of Him or studied any prophecy about Him. They were probably magicians, astrologers or philosophers who must have been seeing or understanding heavenly bodies over time. So when they saw the star of Jesus they knew it was totally different from other stars they had seen and decided to go on a journey of discovery.
Balaam also saw the Star in a vision.
Numbers 24:17 says, “I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; a Star shall come out Jacob….”.
Revelation 22:16 called Him, “the Bright and Morning star”.
Without the stars the wise men wouldn’t have located Jesus. Why did God use the star to lead them to Jesus. Stars were the sign of His coming. The devil saw the star of Jesus and struggled to devour Him immediately He was born (Revelation 12:1-4). For this reason war broke out in heaven.
Let me tell you, before you were born the devil saw your star and decided to destroy it. Your mother laboured in pain between life and death just to bring you into this world. That is why you are passing through a lot of battles because the enemy has vowed to stop you. You’re already in a battle. The good news is, you’re unstoppable.
Stars bring out illumination, they shine as light in the night. You’re meant to shine in your destiny, you’re meant to make a difference, you’re meant to radiate your world. You have a great Star in you. Showcase it in case you don’t know that you have it.
When you shine in your ministry, academics, profession, career, talent or gift, people will certainly look for you no matter where you are, no matter your country or the colour of your skin. You’re a star. Don’t allow the situations of life to dim you, don’t allow the ups and downs of life to make you lose focus on your stardom. Be a star for Christ, be a star in your generation, be a star in your work, be a star in your business, be a star in whatever you do and never forget that stars are always above, they twinkle all the time and they never stop shinning.
I have come to understand in life that anything is possible. I have also realized to seek divine knowledge in everything I do. How come God created everything and saw it was good and suddenly it stopped working according to divine plan?
How come we have a leap year instead of a uniform year? It should be either 365 days or 366 days. Science says February 29 is a date that usually occurs every four years which is called leap year as a corrective measure because the earth does not orbit the sun in precisely 365 days. There are many reasons within their disposal to prove their theory but I disagree. The reason we have a leap year is that one man altered the calendar through prayer, that man was Joshua.
When the five kings planned to make war against the Gibeonites who had made peace with Joshua, the men of Gibeon came to Joshua for help (Joshua 10:1-6).
Joshua agreed and waged war against the Amorites.
When Joshua saw that the sun was going down and the battle was still in progress, he prayed for God to make the sun and moon to stand still over Gibeon.
Joshua 10:13 says, “So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the people had revenge upon their enemies. Is this not written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day“.
It simply means for a whole day (24hrs), the rotation of the earth which causes day and night was altered by Joshua which is the first reason that brought the leap year.
The second reason is that the leap year came in the month of February which was when the battle against the Amorites occured. The month of Adar which is between the end of February and beginning of March in Jewish calendar was when the battle took place.
Why I am using this illustration is that the heavenly bodies can be manipulated against anybody, family, nation or anything. The rain, climate, thunder, weather can be used to stop you. Do you think those earthquakes, hurricane, tectonics, volcanic eruptions, are mere abnormal earth changes?
No wonder David said in Psalm 121:6, “The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night”.
If Joshua can alter the rotation of the earth for a whole day just to win a battle, then you have the power to alter every force to win your battles this year. The sun had to stand still before victory was achieved. The Scripture said Joshua “prayed”. That means, there are things that are supposed to stand still before you can make progress. Now go down on your knees and begin to pray. Shalom.
People answer names depending on their family, origin, god, environment, tribe, region, nation, religion or the people they adore. The name you answer can be a hindrance to your destiny. Most people answer names they don’t know their meaning. Even when they know they think it has no effect on them. That was exactly what happened to Moses.
Moses was born in Egypt when the children of Israel were suppressed and killed. Moses’ sister Miriam with the consent of the mother made bulrushes for him and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank. By peradventure, Pharaoh’s daughter saw him, adopted him and named him Moses (Exodus 2:10), meaning, saved or drawn out of water, and from that day water became a hindrance to Moses. Let me show you.
* The river Moses was drawn out from was where the Egyptians worship and sacrifice to the goddess of the river (marine goddess). So, it was only the daughters of Pharaoh that were allowed to bathe there. Simply speaking, Pharaoh’s daughter was childless and thought the goddess provided a baby from the Hebrews for her. The name Moses fully means, a child gotten from the goddess of the river.
* When God told Moses to cause plagues on the Egyptians, the first plague was the waters of Egypt (Exodus 7:19). The same water he was drawn out from.
* After they left Egypt, the next thing Moses confronted was water, the Red Sea. The Red Sea became a hindrance (Exodus 14:21).
* After the deliverance from the Red sea, he confronted the waters of Marah, for they were bitter (Exodus 15:23).
* When the children of Israel murmured against Moses because of water, ready to stone him, he cried to God (Exodus 17:6).
* Due to anger Moses struck the rock twice to produce water against the instruction of God to strike the rock once (Numbers 20:11).
* The disobedience of Moses by striking the rock twice to produce water denied Moses from entering the promised land even when he pleaded with God (Deuteronomy 3:25 – 26).
No matter how anointed you are, no matter how prayerful you may be, if you don’t fight foundational powers they can hinder your destiny.
Psalm 11:3 says, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”.
It was not coincidence when God changed Abram to Abraham, Sarai to Sarah, Jacob to Israel. It was certainly no coincidence when the angel told Mary the name to be given to His son – Jesus.
There is power in a name. That is why when you say, in the name of Jesus Christ, demons begin to tremble, every knee bows and every tongue will begin to confess that Jesus is Lord (Philippians 2:10).
What is your name and in what name do you believe?
This nice message is from Sherline. It is inspiring. Read on.
Well, today’s post is inspired by Brandon’s posts regarding the topic of singleness. You can read some of his posts regarding the topic of being single by clicking on the following links: Part 1 , Part 2, Part 3 , Part 4 and Part 5 .
Personally, I think it’s a struggle to remain single in this sex-saturated and perverse world. Christian singles are bombarded with various types of temptations that can lead you to move against your better judgment and probably settle for less than God’s best for your life. I’m in my 30’s and have never dated … *shocking* I know. Despite never having dated, I’m not really sad nor discouraged about it because I really want to wait for the right person to enter into my life at God’s perfect timing. It’s not that I didn’t have guys that…
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It is so strange that most times the Scripture does not give us elaborate reasons why certain things happen. It only takes the discernment of the Holy Spirit to understand spiritual things.
My question is this? Why did the devil come in form of a serpent? There are other animals the devil would have manifested into but chose to use the serpent as a host in the garden of Eden. I will certainly tell you why.
* The serpent is the only animal God created with six senses which is more than the five senses of man, does that make sense to you?
For you to live or operate beyond the senses God gave you, you need to apply the sixth sense. The sixth sense is the spiritual sensitivity, without it you cannot discern. The devil turned the spiritual sensitivity into subtility. Adam and Eve dwelt on their five senses of carnality and were not sensitive to the things of the Spirit. This is the reason sometimes you hear someone telling you to use your number six, meaning, to apply knowledge or wisdom beyond the ordinary.
* Genesis 3:1 says, “Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made….”.
The question is: How did the serpent become more cunning than other animals?
When a spiritual entity enters into a body or host, the body is now controlled by the spirit. The carnal mind is limited and the spiritual mind is alive for good or bad. Whatever possesses you controls you. It controls your thought, destiny, purpose and thinking. Either way you are possessed. It is either you are possessed by the Spirit of God or the spirit of the devil.
* Look at the words of Jesus in Matthew 10:16, “ Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves”.
The question is: Why would Jesus use the serpent as a yardstick to His disciples?
Being wise as the serpent implies operating on the same spiritual realm of knowledge which the devil is using against man. When you know what the the devil knows he can not deceive you. When you understand things beyond the physical that is when you are ready to take dominion.
* John 3:14, “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up”.
The question is: Why did God tell Moses to use the bronze serpent as a symbol of rescue? (Numbers 21:9).
The serpent deceived man in the garden of Eden, so it deceived the children of Israel by murmuring against God. So for them to live they must look at the serpent and remember that whenever the hedge is broken the serpent will bite.
* Jacob said to his son Dan, “Dan shall be a serpent by the way, a viper by the path, that bites the horse’s heels so that its rider shall fall backward” (Genesis 4:917).
The question is: Why did Jacob make such pronouncement?
For you to defeat the enemy you have to think faster than the enemy. The serpent is subtle in nature, so you have to look for his weakness to counter his subtility. Biting the horse’s heels means not engaging the enemy with the same mentality but by the mentality of a spiritual warfare.
For you to win battles against temptation, against the enemy, against principalities and powers, you have to be spiritually wiser than whatever is confronting you. Confront whatever you want to achieve by the dimension of spiritual sensitivity. Shalom.
I have travelled to some countries by the grace of God to preach the gospel of Christ either by invitation or by personal decision to minister the word of God with power and anointing, and to the glory of God people are still testifying how God used me to touch their lives.
There is one thing I noticed in my journey for Christ, people worship different gods, deities, idols, ancient goddess or ancestral spirits knowingly or unknowingly. It bothers me so much and I decided to open the eyes of those who are still living in ignorance under the so called bondage of these gods.
The truth is, you are a god, why worship another god? Why fear them? Why think they have power over you? Why shivering like they have control over your future. You don’t even know they are afraid of you. When you have the knowledge of who you are and rise up against them they succumb to the power in you because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4).
Lions give birth to lions, elephants give birth to elephants, everything gives birth to its kind, so is God. God created us as gods, meaning, God gave birth to gods.
Psalm 82:6 says, “I said, “You are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High” “.
God created us in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:26). That means we are like Him, a god. Unbelievers don’t know they have power than the gods they worship. Mention the name of Jesus Christ and you will see the ancient gods powerless and confused. No wonder God said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge….” (Hosea 4:6, Isaiah 5:13). You sacrifice, pay homage and worship these gods or goddesses because you lack knowledge and so perish. You can be of God and still perish because you lack knowledge.
You are a god. God made you a god. You have to speak as a god. Act as a god, prophesy as a god, take dominion as a god, live as a god, decree as a god, be fearless as a god, write, preach, blog, draw, work, walk, see, move, pray, talk, behave, love and do everything as a god. Assume your god status.
God has given birth to you as a god. He created you as a god. Even the devil knows you are a god.
I know for sure I may not be in your condition to ascertain your plight. I know I might not be in the right position to understand what you are passing through. One thing I can boldly say is that your situation is not the worst because your best is yet to come.
Job 14:1 says, Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble”.
Job was in trouble when he wrote his story. He was facing a serious challenge that could take his life. The worst disease on earth came upon him, his children died within a second, his prosperity turned into poverty. A man that was the greatest of all the people suddenly became the beggar in town. He was rejected, abandoned, criticized, humiliated and uncared for. His condition was deplorable and pathetic. God was testing him while the devil was tempting him. If there is no test, there will be no testimony. No temptation, no exaltation.
I want to put it to you that anything that has made you suffer does not make you the worst person. Someone somewhere has suffered the same fate and turned it into a success story. When you are dealing with a critical situation in your life try to reframe, look at the situation from different angles. Don’t just look for the type that will support your ego; seek out perspectives from the Scripture and how you will overcome. Synthesize everything you know of your situation into a complete picture of what God can do at the moment.
You have to revise yourself to control the situation and not the situation controlling you. Stop complaining, stop discussing the situation to anyone you see, stop magnifying it as if God does not know what is happening, stop murmuring, stop being unnecessarily angry, stop thinking of suicide.
Whatever you are going through is just for a while it will fizzle out. Hang on, never quit, a new dawn is about to come.
1 Peter 5:10 says, “But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you”.
In case you don’t know, God is about to settle your case. You are too anointed to be disappointed.
God is working out something just make sure you are not found wanting. Shalom.
I have read countless of stories and experiences of people who are languishing in sorrow, pain, unforgiveness and hatred because their spouse cheated on them. The list is endless. In all these things I discovered something, the people who feel cheated don’t understand why they are cheated on and couldn’t find solution to the problem. They see it naturally and are blinded spiritually.
Now let me tell you why your spouse cheats on you.
* Your spouse cheats on you not because your spouse derives joy in doing it but because your spouse’s love has waxed cold (Matthew 24:12). The way your spouse sees you has diminished. The light of the love has dimmed completely.
* Your spouse cheats on you because your spouse is possessed by the spirit of sexual immorality. When such spirit possesses your spouse anybody is good for sex. Your spouse is controlled by lust like Samson (Judges 16:1).
* There is probability that your spouse is under a spell, charm or satanic influence. Someone can cast spell on your spouse to abandon you and go after them. You see your spouse as deliberately cheating on you but you never knew your spouse is influenced by powers beyond him.
* Your spouse cheated on you because you no longer satisfy your spouse sexually. Due to quarrels, job stress, lack of sexual urge towards your spouse can cause cheating. You give a lot of reasons why sex should wait for another time.
* Your spouse must have come from a family of cheats. The parents cheated on each other. The brothers and sisters cheated on their spouses. So, your spouse grew to emulate them thinking that cheating is fun.
* Your spouse cheated on you because there were strings of former relationships that were not properly disengaged. Your spouse still have affairs at your back even after marriage. Your spouse still prefer having sexual intimacies with them because your spouse’s mind is divided.
* Your spouse cheated on you because you no longer dress attractive. There is no longer sense of body check and communication. No intimacy and heart to heart talk. When your spouse tries to discuss sensitive matters you don’t tend to get it. Your spouse decides to get the fun outside.
* You always disrespect and disregard your spouse both in private and in public. You criticize your spouse in front of friends and family members. Before you know it, the secretary at the office becomes a companion and one thing will lead to another.
* Your spouse cheated on you because you left those things that kept the love alive, it faded away. No more gifts, surprises, spending holidays together, love words and mutual understanding. There was nothing interesting in the marriage anymore. Your spouse became tempted to look for satisfaction outside.
* Your spouse cheated on you because your marriage was not based on godly foundation. You people met in a night club or in all those ungodly parties, how do you think your spouse will not cheat on you? Your spouse believes you are equally cheating even when there is no evidence.
* You and your spouse are not spiritually inclined in God. Your spouse lacks the fear of God. You thought that over time your spouse will come over it but you were mistaken. You married your spouse out of sentiments.
* Your spouse cheated because there was no self control. Everyone is tempted by selfish desires but the ability not to fall into such temptation is by not dwelling on the thoughts for so long.
* Your spouse cheated on you because biologically your spouse has a high level of sexual hormones. It makes your spouse have sexual urge all the time and if not controlled makes your spouse cheat on you.
Your spouse is addicted to pornography and you cared less about it. Any time your spouse feels aroused by such negative visuals there is tendency to get satisfaction from outside. Pornography kills marriage.
I must say that these reasons I spoke about may be unlimited but no matter the reason there is no excuse to infidelity. When you cheat on your spouse your marriage is at risk.
The truth is that those who cheat are equally cheating themselves. Cheating affects both parties. When you cheat you attract demons to your marriage, why? A demon is behind every sexual promiscuity.
Probably you have cheated your spouse knowingly or unknowingly, it’s time to make amendments with God. Pray to God to give you the grace to be faithful in your marriage and in Him. God bless you.
I have discovered over time that God can ask you to do anything. It will look so disgusting to do but His will and not your will must be done.
God can ask you to leave your father’s house, country or your loved ones for a reason just like he told Abraham and he obeyed (Genesis 12:1).
God can make you lose your job for you to get a better one. He can bring obstacles in your way to save your life. God can make you separate from your best friend just to make you focus. God can destroy the business you have laboured to build just to show you a business that you would do and have peace of mind. God can stop that breakthrough from coming so early just to draw you closer to Himself. God can even allow that medical issue to continue just to make you pray more. God doesn’t really derive joy from it but He sometimes uses it to bring us closer to Himself.
In 1 Samuel 1:5 says, ” …. although the Lord has closed her womb”.
God shut the womb of Hannah for an appointed time. At last she gave birth to prophet Samuel. That is why God is God. You cannot judge Him or question Him. He makes everything to work for our good (Romans 8:28).
That was exactly what God did when He asked prophet Hosea to marry a harlot. How can you describe that?
Hosea 1:2 says, “When the Lord began to speak by Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea: “Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry, for the land has committed great harlotry by departing from the Lord”.
God asked him to do it but not to humiliate him. God was using it as a symbolic nature of how Israel abandoned Him.
One thing you need to know is that you have to be sure God asked you to do it. If you do it out of ignorance or carnality you will have yourself to blame.
What has God asked you to do but you refused because you think you can’t just do it? Do you know God can frustrate you because you refused to obey Him, for example, He frustrated Jonah when he disobeyed to go to Nineveh.
God gave you freewill but He never told you your will is better His will. If you don’t obey the will of God get ready for the wheel of uncertainty.
I pray may God’s will prevail in your life. Amen.
Most times we think we can predict God, we think we know Him too well as if He is our biological father. The ways of God are mysterious and we cannot know Him all through.
God does not despise blood. In the Old testament a lot of blood sacrifices were offered to God to cleanse sins, forgive iniquities and turn away His wrath. It simply means the blood speaks, it has a voice and God takes action whenever the blood of a believer or unbeliever is shed.
When Cain killed Abel, the blood of Abel spoke against him and God took action against Cain.
Genesis 4:10 says, “…….. the voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me …..”
When God decided to kill the firstborn of the Egyptians, the children of Israel were told to sprinkle the blood of the lamb on their doorposts. When the angel of death came he passed over (Exodus 12:23). The blood was speaking.
Likewise the blood of Jesus speaks better things than the blood of Abel (Hebrews 12:24). The blood of Abel was speaking of vengeance but the blood of Jesus speaks of mercy.
2 Kings 3: 27 says, ” Then he took his eldest son who would have reigned in his place, and offered him as a burnt offering upon the wall; and there was great indignation against Israel. So they departed from him and returned to their own land”.
When God saw how the King of Moab sacrificed his firstborn son to his god in order to win the battle, God turned against the Israelites. The Moabites were not captured. Why? God saw him as an unbeliever who understood blood sacrifice, to the extent of sacrificing his heir apparent.
God also sacrificed His Son and Heir and His blood was shed for our sins. God saw a connection between Him and the king of Moab irrespective of the fact that what he did was evil. It was blood for blood and God backed out.
That was why Jesus told his disciples in (Luke 22:20) to always drink his blood and eat His flesh which is the Holy Communion. Jesus was teaching them the efficacy of His blood. Which blood is speaking for you?
What I am saying is that the children of this world are becoming wiser than children of the kingdom. They understand and obey kingdom principles and prosper but the believers are less concerned.
What have you sacrificed for God to hear your prayer, lift you up, bless you or heal you. The truth is that everything cannot be achieved by prayer. There are blessings we can only attract by sacrifice. Sacrifice your time, energy, time, money or substance to the things of God or else no sacrifice will speak for you when the battle comes.
Every price has a sacrifice. Don’t forget that.
In the jungle a lion can’t eat a lion no matter what. Lions are carnivorous in nature and can eat other animals as food yet cannot eat another lion.
That was exactly what happened to Daniel. He found himself in the jungle of lions. The governors, administrators, counsellors and advisors in Babylon conspired against him (Daniel 6:4).
At the end Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den. Daniel 6:22 says,
“My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you”.
The greatest mistake the enemies of Daniel made was that they never knew he was a lion. I will prove that to you.
* Daniel is from Judah and the people from Judah are lion killers. David killed lions (1 Samuel 17:36). Samson killed lions (Judges 14:6). People from Judah don’t fear lions. They are as bold as a lion.
* When Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den, the lions saw him as a lion like themselves. Irrespective of the fact that angels appeared but revelational knowledge tells me the lions saw him as one of their own, so he was no food to them.
* His enemies forgot he serves the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5), who is Jesus Christ. The Scriptures say that the the devil is like a roaring lion, meaning, the devil acts like a lion but not a lion. Daniel’s enemies roared like a lion but they were devoured (Daniel 6:24).
* Daniel was as bold as a lion when they plotted to kill him. Proverbs 28:1 says, “the wicked flees when no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
* Jacob the father of Judah pronounced and blessed Judah as a lion. Genesis 49:9, “Judah is a lion’s whelp ; from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a lion; and as a lion, who shall rouse him”.
The same blessing followed Daniel because he was from the lineage of Judah.
You are a lion. You have to act, move, behave, think and do things like a lion. What is putting fear in you? What is troubling your life? What is threatening your existence? Who is an obstacle to your destiny? You have to confront the enemy. Be fearless. Be bold. Be strong. Be focused. Become spiritual. You own the jungle. The lion doesn’t run from the enemy, the enemy runs from the lion. You cannot allow the hurricane, recession, economic meltdown, sack letter, barrenness or what you see demoralize you.
This world is a jungle and if you must survive you have to be a lion. Lions control their territory. Control your spiritual territory and take dominion.
The man in most cases is the head of most positions on earth. At least he is the head of the family and other privileged positions.
The power of a man is not to use his position to bully those who are not privileged like him, intimidate others, sexually harassing the junior staff of his company and if they don’t yield to his selfish desires they get fired.
The power of a man is not to take advantage of the feminine gender, involving in domestic violence, telling his spouse to do as as he says without mutual agreement, imposing his autocratic influence wherever he finds himself, in ministry, politics, organisation, company etc, No. You are not a man by showing off or by power tussle.
The power of a man is the ability to take responsibility in both good and bad times like Moses did by pleading for mercy on behalf of the Israelites (Numbers 21:7).
The power of a man is to love his wife even in her mistakes or shortcomings and adore her when necessary especially when it is beyond their control like Joseph loved Mary and never exposed her divine pregnancy or dissolve their marriage (Matthew 1:19).
The power of a man is to use his headship and make discipleship of good leadership for the next generation like Jesus did when He chose His disciples, trained and imparted them to continue the work (Luke 9:1).
The power of a man is to stand against anything that defiles or degrades humanity both in your state or country like David stood for Israel when Goliath defiled the army of Israel (1 Samuel 17:45).
The power of a man is resisting sexual immorality or temptation no matter the circumstance like Joseph did when Potiphar’s wife made advances (Genesis 39:11-12).
The power of a man is to stand by his family, friends, nation in times of need and sober reflection as Abraham stood for his nephew Lot when God was about to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:29).
The power of a man is not to allow his weakness to make him senseless but to turn them into his strength as Gideon as a rejected son of a harlot came at last to become accepted to be a leader (Judges 6:15).
The power of a man lies in showing a good example in bad times, among unbelievers or crisis like Daniel refused to worship king Darius’ statue even when a death sentence was pronounced (Daniel 6:6 – 7).
The power of a man is the ability to sacrifice his time, energy and resources for the good of others and for the work of God as Paul sacrificed while in chains to propagate the gospel without reservations (Philippians 1:12 – 18).
Every man has the power to change his destiny, change lives, change his world but must first be of change to himself before he could change others. That is when he becomes unlimited.
The power of a woman is not using her seductive powers to lure men into sex to get favour, position, fame or roles in return.
The power of a woman is not about using feminine manipulation to take over the husband of another woman, fighting for the wrong reasons or teaching wrong motives.
The power of a woman is not flaunting her physical endowments to deceive unsuspecting clients into prostitution and taking them through the road of destruction. I must say it is beyond that.
The power of a woman is understanding virginity before marriage like Mary the mother of Jesus (Matthew 1:23).
The power of a woman is using your position to save lives like Esther (Esther 8:5).
The power of a woman is being available for God to use you like Deborah the prophetess (Judges 4:4).
The power of a woman is being obedience to your husband even in barrenness like Sarah (Genesis 16:1) and having faith in herself to conceive (Hebrews 11:11).
The power of a woman is using your substance to do the work of God like Mary called Magdalene, Joanna, Herod’s steward and Susanna (Luke 8:2-3).
The power of a woman is acknowledging your weakness but using your strength to protect God’s people like Rahab the harlot who saved the spies by her kindness (Joshua 2:12).
The power of a woman is giving the little you have to save a soul like the woman of Zarephath did and was blessed in abundance (1 Kings 17:12). As a widow you still have something to offer.
The power of a woman is being virtuous at home, in the family, at work and in your nation (Proverbs 31:10-31). People call you blessed when they see your good works.
The power of a woman is to rise against laws that degrades womanhood like Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, , Milcah and Tirzah did to abolish the law of not allowing the daughters get the inheritance of their father (Numbers 27:1-11).
The power of a woman is using the good qualities you have to get other qualities you need to achieve what other women couldn’t achieve.
As a woman your power is in you. Use it wisely and God will see you through.
Some people see things, opportunities, openings, destiny helpers, job offers, career channels, wealth, success doors but in the real sense they are blind. They see it but cannot discern it. They look but do not see, they see but do not understand.
Proverbs 20:13 says, “Do not love sleep lest you come to poverty; open your eyes and you will be satisfied with bread”.
Opening your eyes has to do with vision or revelation. Until you begin to have revelations or visions God will not be ready to do anything in your life.
God asked prophet Jeremiah, ” What do you see?” and he said, “I see a branch of an almond tree”. Then the Lord said to him, “you have seen well, for I am ready to perform my word” (Jeremiah 1:11-12).
In trouble, in your environment, in your church, in your business, in your future, in your creativity, in your talent, in your office, in your academics, in your ministry, what do you see? Do you see better days or worst days ahead? Do you see open doors or closed doors? You cannot feature in your future without a picture of your positive gesture.
Open your eyes, open your mind, open your horizon. Look around you, look with your inner spirit, you will see that the atmosphere is unoccupied; get it occupied. There is space for you to operate. Discover what you need to succeed. It is all around you. What you need is to identify opportunities and grab them.
What some men say is not possible, someone is doing it successfully somewhere. Things that made men fail has made others take correction and use it to fly in a higher altitude above their fellows. It is only when you fly that you can see things beyond the eyes.
When you have not prayed to God to open your eyes and show you great and mighty things which you do not know (Jeremiah 33:3), you will certainly not see beyond your nose.
The ball is in your court, what you do with the ball is what determines your tomorrow. Shalom.
Our world is full of engineering techniques, medical sciences, technological advancements and innovations. There are landmarks of achievements we have seen and experienced and personally would say science has proffered solutions to great number of problems.
No doubt, science has contributed to the immense results in curbing disease, tackling abnormal health issues, producing vaccine, performing surgeries, constructing buildings, roads, cars and bridges.
Yet in all these things, there are things beyond science and will certainly remain so. Signs are greater than science.
Isaiah 8:18 says, “Here am I and the children whom the Lord has given me ! We are for signs and wonders ………”
The signs and wonders of God means the miraculous, testimonies, wondrous works, manifestations and good works of God.
The truth is that a lot of people believe in science more than the signs and wonders of God. There are medical issues, health issues, spiritual issues, behavioural issues, lifestyle issues, natural issues that science cannot solve. The rehab centre and constant medications don’t even have a solution to them.
Science has so much used their knowledge sometimes to turn away the hearts of many to believe they have what it takes to rescue man and have less believe in his Creator. I am not saying I don’t have confidence in some scientific solutions to some critical issues but they have limitations. It is earthly knowledge and whatever science could not ascertain they term it as terminal or incurable. In God’s dictionary those words don’t exist.
Don’t play dumb to the power of God, don’t be fooled by the daily pills, don’t be glued to those medical routines you have been confined to, don’t be deceived by the hopeless words of men. Connect to the wonder working ways of God. He is available. I know Him as a Great Healer, Great Redeemer, He is reliable. Go to God in prayer.
Try God on this and your life will never remain the same.
God’s faithfulness; has made my life remain in His goodness.
He made me to be fearless; and in my spirit it brought calmness.
By His power He made my enemies senseless; for His protection is endless.
My communication with Him is wireless; His response comes with greatness.
I discovered His awesomeness; and I dwell in His blossomness.
His grace makes me speechless; which increases my eagerness.
In the Spirit of His Oneness; gives me the spirit of firmness.
His commandments are harmless; and it made me not to be careless.
He made my adversaries aimless; and ensures they remain clueless.
He created me in His carefulness; removing every carelessness.
I will forever remain in thankfulness; because in Him there is no powerlessness.
GOD IS TOO FAITHFUL TO FAIL.
I woke this morning to dance; for God is my surveillance.
At night He was there for my deliverance; and in this morning He removed every nuisance.
He gave me utterance; and made me a man of importance.
Everyday I put Him into remembrance; thus, He shows His elegance.
I perceive God’s fragrance; and all times I experience His governance.
In His presence He gave me a chance; without resistance.
I took a glance; and I saw how He removed every hindrance.
Against my enemies He takes vengeance; and daily He gives me bread in abundance.
He taught me to be freelance; giving me His grace for instance.
Everything about me He took cognisance; making me to dwell in exuberance.
WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE.
There are lot of things you could be waiting for its manifestation but it seems the time is ticking fast. It seems you are wasting time. You now think the best thing to do is to find a means of doing it fast, it could be right or wrong means but you are not bothered so far as that thing is done.
Probably, you are waiting for the company to call you for the job, waiting for your spouse to propose, waiting for your prayer to be answered, waiting for your proposal to be approved, waiting to turn around your career and so on. You are waiting for your time does not mean you are wasting your time. You would be wasting your time if you are waiting for man and not God. The problem is what you do during the waiting period.
Isaiah 40:31 says, “… but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint”.
The verse says when you wait on the Lord you renew your strength, meaning, keep on praying, keep on renewing your hope, renewing your tactics, strategies, methods of approach, engaging in different means of achieving results and anchoring on God. As you keep moving, God will keep marking the time. Waiting time is not a time to relax and get less busy, No. It is a time of rejuvenation, mental alertness and spiritual sensitivity.
Prophet Isaiah used the eagle as an example, why? The eagle is a type of bird that flies and hardly gets tired. As the eagle grows she renews her strength. As we grow we become of age and our strength fails us but as the eagle grows it becomes younger and more energetic. That means for the eagle, old age is youthfulness.
Whatever you are believing God to do for you, learn to be diligent and consistent in that thing. Don’t think God is slack, don’t think God is wasting time, don’t think God is not listening, He is actually working out the answers in the womb of time.
You shall run and not be weary, you shall walk and not faint, meaning, keep on doing what you are doing, keep on working, keep on praying and fasting, keep on believing, keep on pressing forward, keep on digging further, keep on training, keep breaking boundaries, keep on talking about your idea, keep on convincing them you can do it, keep on designing, applying, drawing, singing, writing, practicing, participating and keep on fighting for salvation. You never can tell if the next step you will make will be your breakthrough step.
As you persist you cannot faint because you are looking unto God and not man. God is a perfect timer. He created the time and He can change the time. He can fast forward the time by His time. Relax God is in control.
If you cannot fly, you run. If you cannot run, you walk. If you cannot walk, you crawl. If you cannot crawl, make sure you keep on moving.
Your time has come, your time is now. Believe me.
I know for sure that men are the ones that look for a wife but it doesn’t mean single ladies don’t weigh options before saying, “I do”. Single ladies, for your information a man does not want to marry a liability but an asset. Hmmm, it sounds a bit harsh, isn’t it? Yet, it is glaring these days to see men who proposes to ladies with ambition and a high level conviction of being a helper. Now how do you get to know a good husband?
Matthew 19:5-6 says, “..For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate”.
First, you have to understand he is the person leaving his parents to look for you not you leaving your parents to look for him. He is the person searching, so you have to make sure you are found.
It is not every man that professes love that is genuinely ready to have you as a wife. Most of them are coming for sex and dump. Don’t be a dumping site.
It is good to have a handsome, rich, intelligent, God fearing man. Make sure those qualities are not just temporary flashes or camouflage.
When you are joined with him means having an agreement physically and spiritually. Never allow friends and family to decide for you who to marry. Never be desperate. Before you agree to be joined, go to God in prayer.
Men are made but husbands are created. You have to create your husband. Remember, there is no Mr right, what we have is Mr bachelor who is looking for a second mother. His biological mother gave him a motherly training. You need to give him wifely training.
Real men discusses real things, the ones with deception discusses unrealistic things. Let them not blow your mind by their excessive stories to lure you to oblivion. Real men take you for who you are and not what you are.
For you to get a good husband get ready to accommodate his weakness because you are a weaker vessel. Count his weaknesses and subtract them from his strengths and you will get the answers before you go down to the isle.
You must have what you do for a living, ambition or inspirations. If not, nothing will attract him. Your ways should be right before God and your lifestyle should be moderate and not questionable.
Husband materials are not by size, shape, eloquence, education or wealth. It is by his determination and focus on God and courage to achieve the impossible with you. Without it there is no hope in that relationship.
God does not give you a husband per say. He gives you a fatherly husband who takes charge of you. Any relationship that a man is autocratic is already a sign of marriage crisis. Don’t marry a man out of pity, it is a wrong motive.
Remember, to know his family background but never judge him by it. His background might be wrong but he is not. Try to put him to test sometimes but never tempt him. Ask him of his former relationships if there are any, you can learn from his stories. He is already looking for you.
A lot of men are looking for Mrs right but some get it all wrong in their search methods. To find a wife is hard but to find a girl friend, lover, acquaintance or woman is very easy. Look at what the Scripture says:
“He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favour from the Lord” (Proverbs 18:22).
The question now is how do you find a wife? First of all, have it in mind that there is no perfect wife. There is no Mrs Right, we only have Mrs helper. There is nothing like love at first sight, because love is not determined by sight but by genuine intent.
Looking at the physique or natural endowments of a woman is deceptive. Look for the spiritual endowments. Don’t get me wrong. Marrying a beautiful wife is good but make sure the beauty of the inside is inclusive.
The Scriptures says when you find a wife you find a good thing. Meaning, the wife you are looking for is not the best at the moment. She is only good as the Scripture says, it is you that will make her better to become the best for you.
Looking for a wife is not just walking along the streets, train stations, parties or coming to church because you saw her in the choir group. Probably, she’s got an electrifying voice. Oops! You are just miscalculating. You have to know the real her.
Finding a wife involves praying. Marriage is a divine arrangement, so you must divinely seek it. If not, you are getting into the marriage because of your lust. I hope you know that when you are in lust means you are lost.
When you find a wife, favour is attached. When you find the wrong person disfavour is inevitable and what happens; break up, separation, divorce and heart break. A wife is a carrier of favour which opens opportunities for a man.
Remember, in finding a wife does not mean dating every tom, dick and harry. It does not mean proposing to any lady you see and breaking their hearts as an excuse that you are looking for the right partner. It involves abstaining from sexual immorality and walking according to the precepts of God, having the bed undefiled.
I know for sure that as a man you will be looking for certain qualities in a woman. That’s Ok but know that, all that glitters is not gold. There are hidden qualities and abilities that manifest in a woman only when married.
I may not be a marriage counsellor but I have the Spirit of God that teachings me all things. Before you get married as a man get ready to be patient with a woman. They initially don’t agree to your sweet voice, they like thinking over it again and again. You never can tell if they had broke up before.
God put Adam to sleep before taking his rib to create Eve. Before you settle down you have to go to sleep. Sleep means rest. It means you have to rest all barriers from your life that will hinder you from finding a good wife. Your rib is out there.
Information rules the world. Without having enough information on whatever you are doing or about to do makes it less obtainable. Do you know that the difference between a rich man and a poor man is information? There is an information the rich man knows that the poor man does not know.
Why you excel in your area of jurisdiction is because you have enough information to dispense, without it people cannot come to you for help.
Look at what Jesus told Peter,
“Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 16:17)
Jesus was asking His disciples to know whether they know His true identity. They all replied wrongly except Peter, why? Peter had a spiritual information which other disciples lacked.
After Jesus died, Peter became the head of the disciples, controlled the ministry, did greater miracles and enjoyed more spiritual immunity because he possessed more spiritual information. The more spiritual knowledge you have about your purpose in life makes you achieve faster. It makes the burden easier. It makes you focus and organised for the future.
If you are not informed, you are deformed and cannot be transformed and that is why you have not performed.
You need spiritual information (revelation) in this modern world if you want to succeed, make a difference and move to the next level. You need more meaningful information in your day to day pursuit. Information brings transformation. What you know gives you an edge over others. You can only move from the known to the unknown. Without information you experience fluctuation in your salvation.
King Solomon knew a lot that was why men came from the regions of the earth to hear him talk. You like listening to some men of God, inspirational speakers, politicians, writers, revolutionists and leaders because they inspire you with information that you do not know. Do you know why you surf the internet, read articles, listen to news, listen to ministrations? It is because you want to be informed.
Do you know how much nations fund their secret service, intelligence unit, security outfits just to get information every second? Then get ready to pay the price to get life changing information.
What areas in your life do you need information? Go and upgrade. Get updated. If you are not updated you become outdated. Do not be conformed to your old pattern of sourcing information. Pray for revelations, seek guidance, ask questions, study and do a good research. I pray as you engage in your quest God will answer your request.
In the beginning God said, “Let there be light” ,
And from that day my spirit has experienced insight.
Right from the beginning He made me His delight,
Since then everything has been alright.
In every trouble He delivers me in His might,
That is the reason I wake up to praise Him at night.
Day and night in Him I focus my sight,
For God always help me in my plight.
He strengthens my spirit to fight,
And gives me victory to alight.
Those challenges that has made life tight,
He makes them to become right.
God in His mercy gives me safety on every flight,
That is the reason my life is so bright.
Today God has taken me to a glorious height,
And has made my life a highlight.
God is my Foresight.
I tell people that the grace of God is upon everybody but the level of grace are not the same. Even in the realm of the Spirit we don’t have the same level.
There are certain temptations, situations or circumstances you might experience and it will oppress you but when the same situation is experienced by another person he tends to overcome it immediately, why? They are not enjoying the same level of grace. We may be age mates, team mates, school mates, work mates, course mates but the truth is we are not grace mates.
“Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also. Now it was during the Days of Unleavened Bread” (Acts 12:2-3).
Herod killed James and decided to kill Peter also but because of the level of grace working for Peter the angel of the Lord rescued him from prison. The church prayed for him constantly. Remember it was the same Peter that Jesus said,
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).
The level of the grace of God in your life determines whether you win or lose any battle.
In 2 Corinthians 12:9, God said to Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you,…….”.
It means there is a grace of God that is not sufficient for a person and if he goes into a certain level of spiritual battle with insufficiency he might lose the battle.
If you want to enjoy kingdom inheritance you have to grow in faith, grow in the Spirit, grow in grace. The Apostles of Christ enjoyed these rare privileges because they obeyed and grew in kingdom principles. You have to grow in anointing, in ministration, in the word of God, in power and prophetic mandate.
The same Herod that killed James couldn’t kill Peter because Peter was more filled by the Holy Spirit. Not that Peter was not killed at the end of his ministry but as that time his divine assignment has not been completed. It is a spiritual blunder if you are cut off before your time.
I pray that anything that has happened to others and killed them will not kill you. May the grace of God be made sufficient unto you. Remain blessed. Shalom.
Do you know why the works of the Apostles were called “Acts of the Apostles?”. They were called acts because that was what they were known for. It was what they did. The manner in which they carried out their spiritual abilities. A method so unique that there was no desirable title than to call it an act. They spoke with power that men wondered whether they were drunk (Acts 2:13).
When you display the ability God has given you people think you are becoming crazy. They think you are doing something bizarre.
Your physical and spiritual abilities make you look drunk. When you revolve the ability in you for a divine purpose you become an answered prayer to your generation. Your family, friends and mates may not believe in you. They will ridicule and mock you for harnessing your ability. That’s alright. That was what they did to the Apostles until they started manifesting their acts. It is high time you manifested your acts. How long will you be ignorant of it? How long will you dwell in your life of liability?
You have tried other means to prove you can create something out of life but they never worked. You didn’t cope in school because you were not grabbing the essentials of the course. Not that you don’t want to get educated, it’s just that it doesn’t sink. You tried in business, different jobs and careers but it didn’t work out. Why not try something else, stir up what is deposited in you. You don’t know your value until you dig inside. Gold and diamond are not on the surface of the earth, you have to dig beneath before you get them.
Now is the time to stir up the abilities in you. You know this ability deep in your heart. God has told you severally to manifest them but you threw caution to the wind. Your ability when set in motion removes every disability and liability in your life. Men will no longer remember your weakness because your acts will become facts to glorify God.
You have an ability that will make you an authority, discard every mediocrity that will make you a gullibility to failure.
There are times when you look at death eyeball to eyeball and decide whether to die or live. Especially when your enemy is behind it.
“All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that any man or woman who goes into the inner court to the king, who has not been called, he has but one law: put all to death, except the one to whom the king holds out the golden scepter, that he may live. Yet I myself have not been called to go in to the king these thirty days” (Esther 4:11).
These were the words of queen Esther to Mordecai when Haman had plotted to convince the king to kill all the Jews because of Mordecai. He made her to understand that when the death sentence will be pronounced she will not escape it. What happened? Esther decided to take a risk. She asked the Jews to fast and pray. She rose, put on her royal robe, packaged herself and decided to go to the king which is against the law, she said, “If I perish, I perish!”. Meaning she decided to confront death even if she dies fighting for her life.
That risk alone changed the hands of history. Haman and his family were hanged instead. The Jews were saved just because somebody stood and said, “ NO”. Stand up for your country, stand up for your family, stand up for your company, stand up for your generation, stand up against oppression, stand up for God.
To be a believer is not to be timid. There are times you go against the law. There are times you decide your fate in a second and have no choice than to confront the enemy. The enemy is always planning to cut your destiny short. You need to face every adversity and adversary with a fearless heart.
The Jews feared God, they prayed and reversed the impending danger. Seventy five thousand of their enemies died for their sake (Esther 9:16). Is that not alarming?
When you fear God every other thing fears you. Don’t ever succumb to defeat. Stand up against anything that wants to humiliate you. Never give chance to those horrible challenges of life. Never allow your misfortunes to demoralize you. You are more than a conqueror. There is light at the end of the tunnel but the beginning of the tunnel is always dark. The dark moments define you.
To live is to perceive;
To perceive is to conceive;
To conceive is to believe;
To believe is to receive;
To receive is to achieve;
To achieve means there was none to deceive.
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“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” (Ephesians 6:12).
Christianity is not jamboree. It is a battle that began before you were born. Christianity is not a religion, it is a movement ordained by God to equip those who believe in Him to fight the fight of faith and destroy the works of the devil.
As a believer you are wrestling against forces, against wickedness, satanic powers that won’t let you be to deny you salvation. Against rise and fall, poverty, sickness, sudden death, calamity, depression, sorrow and so on. So, for you to be what God wants you to be you have to go to war. The devil had initiated a war. Now you have to attack. Attack is the best form of defence. For you to survive in this wicked world you need understanding.
Take the armor of God: stand on the truth, live a righteous life, preach the gospel of peace, have faith, make sure your salvation is intact, you have to be filled by the word of God, praying always in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:13-20).
How can you fight this war when you pray only for fifteen minutes and get tired? You only pray when you are less busy? You fast for three hours and quit? You can’t wake at midnight and worship God. You can’t read at least one chapter of the Bible a day? You console yourself by saying God will understand. You sleep from evening till the next morning but forgot that the enemy do not sleep. The devil weakens you spiritually so that when he strikes you wont have a hiding place. You find it difficult to attend services, fellowship or christian crusades but you find it very easy to wake early for work and make sure you don’t get fired.
You forgot God is watching every move you make. You think everyone is happy for you. You think you have the whole time to act like nothing is happening. The truth is that in the realm of the Spirit your destiny has been decided by the way you live on earth.
Wake up from your slumber, you have slept enough. Your spiritual life is unsteady. Get up for God and for yourself and fight this battle. I am waiting for you at the victory arena.
I serve a God that is better than the best,
He is greater than the greatest,
He is stronger than the strongest,
He is higher than the highest,
He is later than the latest,
He is mightier than the mightiest,
He is faster than the fastest,
He is taller than the tallest,
He is fitter than the fittest,
He is neater than the neatest,
He is fairer than the fairest,
He is sweeter than the sweetest,
He is surer than the surest,
He is bigger than the biggest.
YOU CANNOT VOTE HIM IN, YOU CANNOT VOTE HIM OUT.
Maybe some years back you had ideas of what to be. Yes, you still have your imagination not written but they are in your head.
Anything that is not written does not exist – that’s the truth.
Along the line you got bored and abandoned it having the confidence that someday you will bounce back to it. No, you are wrong. Get started now, the best time for it, is NOW. The problem is not the idea, the problem is your writing attitude towards the idea because your writing attitude determines your writing altitude. Have you dreamt of owning a multibillion dollar company? Have you dreamt of owning a football team? Do you want to write that ever-thrilling book – a science book, a novel, an inspirational devotion? Do you imagine yourself running a first class hospital for children? Have you slept one day only to imagine yourself setting up a marketing company? Do you have great messages you need to post in your blog but you choose to do it when you are less busy? You will forget them soon. Inspirations are written not stuffed in the brain.
It’s time to take a cold shower, refresh, take a paper and pen and start writing those ideas down because as you are reading this post they are flowing and you can’t afford to loose them, put it down.
Your dream has just started now. Experience has thought me that everything in life starts with a pen and paper. God said to prophet Habakkuk, in Habakkuk 2:2,
“….. write the vision and make it plain on tablets”.
God knows the importance of putting things on a written form – a plain paper. Have you asked yourself why God upon all His power and wonderful nature made the Bible to be written? It is called the “Book of reference” to all generations born and unborn.
Even when Jesus was tempted after fasting for a long time, He rebuked the devil with a starting note “It is written” (Matthew 4:4). The devil left him because there was a prove, a document, a blue print of what He was quoting – the Word of God.
What have you been trying to achieve? What have you dreamt of? What vision has God shown you? Write them down. Even the book of revelation was written, if not, you and I wouldn’t have laid our hands on it.
Get your pen and paper and start writing. Write down your future if you want to feature in it.
I believe you have a DVD player and I believe it has pause, play or start. You press or remote it depending on what you want at the moment. So is life. If technology knows the importance of such functions then God is a Higher Tech.
Genesis 17:17 says, ‘Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And Sarah , who is ninety years old, bear a child?”
Genesis 18:12, ‘Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?”
Is it not interesting that both Abraham and Sarah laughed when they were told of Isaac. They laughed because of unbelief but God gave them Isaac because of His promise. Isaac means laughter.
God knew about the menopause in Sarah and decided to initiate the menostart. Anything that has a pause has a start.
What has entered menopause in your life? Is your destiny on menopause? Is your spiritual life on menopause? What of your business, plans, aspirations and purpose of your life?
In God’s hands is menopause and menostart. Choose one.
Every natural sequence is controlled by the spiritual sequence.
Every pause in the physical has a start in the spiritual.
Ignite the power of menostart. Never pause your destiny, your good works, your relationship with God, your marriage, your prayer life, your ambition and your purpose on earth.
You are meant to start and not pause. What has God laid in your heart to start but you paused for a long time. He keeps on reminding you but you chose to ignore it. The truth is you can’t have rest until you menostart it.
Menostart it now. Have a menostart day.
You pray but your eyes are not opened spiritually. You pray but never believe you are covered. You pray but think God is out there and He is not watching. You think God is too busy to attend to you. Your are wrong. How can you pray and still be a prey? Why should you be overwhelmed by that mountain when you are standing on Mount Zion?
And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” (2 Kings 6:17)
When the king of Syria sent his great army to surround the city were Elisha was dwelling. The servant of Elisha was afraid. He must have said his last prayers and waited for the worse but when his eyes were opened he saw horses and chariots surrounding them, he knew that the battle was of the Lord.
Why should you be afraid of those who gather against you? Why are you so terrified by those assassination threats? Why are you horrified by the plans of the wicked? Why are you afraid of the economic meltdown? Why are you troubled because of the doctor’s report? Why do fear to take a bold step to achieve the impossible? Why shedding tears because of that situation which you refused to share with anybody? Why are you so naive to know that YOU ARE TOO SURROUNDED TO SURRENDER.
You are surrounded by an invisible force, an army that God has sent to fight your battle. You are too scared to notice them. Don’t give a damn of the evil you see. Don’t succumb to the challenges of life. I bet you, God’s angels are on assignment to take charge over you. He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world.
You are too connected to be affected. Believe me.
This morning I woke up; because God never broke up.
I didn’t give up; so He didn’t hang up.
My hands were lifted up; for His mercy didn’t dry up.
I decided to look up; and discovered He was telling me to brace up.
In everything, I give Him a thumbs up; for I am climbing up.
God dressed me up; and caused me to lighten up.
For years I have stood up; to work for Him and I am never stressed up.
In trouble He showed up; and in favour He hooks up.
With His hands He made me to grow up; and I have never been caught up.
I AM TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED.
Work-driven cultures try to force people to continually think about what company or corporation they need to work to live rather than live to work. At home, a man’s mind is often drifting off to work. He comes home tired and dozes off in front of the television. His family is neglected because he is so tired to think, pray with them, to read his bible or sing praises to God.
He doesn’t understand the mechanism of grace and wallow in abject discomfort and emptiness. Why most people don’t get energized is that they are always dependent on their might. People who are wrapped in their careers and running after the corporate world have their motivation and priorities out of place. They have taken their work so seriously that they neglect the power behind their existence.
The grace of God is not a covering, it is an enablement to overcome challenges. Grace gives you a second chance. It enables you redirect your step towards the right purpose for your life. It gives you a sense of motivation and shows you there is an Almighty that has been waiting for you to make out time to look on Him. Why God predestined His grace was for you not to lack before you get started.
Always being under job pressure doesn’t bring pleasure irrespective of the fact that it brings food on the table. Sometimes it can make you disconnect from God gradually. Make out time for God, reduce the workload and find a way to reschedule your time to absorb the things of God. Think about it.
Matthew Henry was able to explain every verse of the Scripture by inspiration. King Solomon by his wisdom drew men out of their sleep, they travelled miles to behold his wisdom. Bill Gates made himself a gate through which men saw an amazing microsoft software of all time. What about Michelangelo who poured his life into art and his works are remembered after many years? Go to history books and get the great works of men who made a difference in their generations.
Visions come as you look at other men’s achievement but they are developed as you think of what to do with them. Take a tour and see the marvellous works of men over the years. Take a look at their determination. Take a look at their qualities and you wonder if they were actually created by the same God. There is no difference between you and those people. The difference is they saw tomorrow, started working towards it today and never looked at yesterday.
Greatness is achieved when ideas are committed to work. God’s desired greatness for you can be lost if you miss the direction from above. The achievers map is not designed by those that have great ideas or visions but those who were diligent and consistent. People who were led by divine guidance are always directed to greater destinations.
Walk around your neighbourhood or travel to continents and see the wonderful inventions of mankind. The heights that men reached. You can accomplish only what you fight for. If you are merely interested in your dream, it will never come to pass. However, if you are willing and able to devote your time and energy into it then nobody or any force can stop it from succeeding. Don’t waste your time thinking or blinking, start working.
Believe you can do it. Believe you are doing it. Believe you have done it.
I cannot but wonder when Americans say ‘God bless America’. I ask myself a question, ‘Why should God bless America?’.
The level of immorality found in America alone is good enough for God to judge them. Please, I am sorry if you are an American, be it white, black American, Asian American, African American, whatever your background. I know immorality is everywhere, even in my country which I condemn also but that won’t make me to keep up a blind eye on the legality of people going half naked in New York, parading themselves, telling all who care to listen that they are expressing their pride crusade. Go to YouTube – ‘GoTopless in NYC’ and see for yourself.
The same New York that legalized incest. Does it mean New York has no better things to think than bringing all forms of evil in their legislations? Old and young brandishing their topless gestures as if it is for sale. One day they will start having sex crusade where sex will be performed live on the streets in broad daylight by sex crusaders.
Why going topless when they can go naked at once? Don’t be surprised to see the so called christians who are brainwashed joining them and they come to church service shouting alleluia. The Apostles of old condemned anything contrary to the doctrine of Christ but nowadays they tend to remain in the four walls of the church reading out the Scripture instead of holding crusades to counter evil. Some are afraid to speak against it in front of the congregation because they don’t want to loose them. What a shame !! Are there no believers in New York? Please, can anything moral come from New York? I pray for the lost souls in those areas, I pray for America. I pray salvation will come to them in Jesus name. Amen.
Americans should stop saying, ‘God bless America’ and start saying,‘God help America’.
Millions of people waste their energy planning for business, ideas, contracts and dreams. It is high time you stopped planning and start planting. When you have a vision stop bringing division into it. Go to the graves and see how many people who had vision but were cut off before they ‘arrived’. They took the whole time strategizing, taking everybody along, trying to make sure they have all the support and a benchmark before kicking off. God did not wait to create Adam before planting the garden.
Genesis 2:8, ‘The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He formed’
God had to plant the garden by the east section, why? Anything positioned in the east is already prepared for good. The rising sun comes from the east, Job was a man of the east (Job 1:3), the astrologers that came to see Jesus at the time of His birth came from the east (Matthew 2:1).
You have been positioned to take off. Stop the delay, pause the replay, excuse yourself from the relay and get into play.
Whatever you want to achieve is not a collective idea. God saw others but gave you the homework to do. Until you plant your plan it will never grow. It is only when it springs up that God will give the increase. If a stitch in time can save nine, then, the divine assignment executed on time could save millions of souls. Get on the track, don’t look back like Lot’s wife did and turned into a pillar of salt. Never believe you are a quack because God formed you without a lack. Your future is not ahead of you as people say. You are a carrier of your future. Be a creative thinker, a pitch of ideas and a solution rather than a question. Be an answer to your generation, never be a collector but a distributor of purpose. Try not to be a man of the people but a man of the moment. Let every moment count in your life. Release yourself. Start planting.
In 1 Corinthians 3:6 Paul said,
‘I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.’
If you don’t plant your plan you plan to fail.
I ask myself a lot of questions, sometimes receive no answer;
In trouble and in near death experience I try to figure out;
Seen and unseen forces all over the place;
Strange things happening every where, every now and then;
I ask which man has ever unravelled God;
I breath in and breath out not knowing which way makes me live;
I sleep, in my unconsciousness I can’t determine my rising;
For every moment that passed, I can’t explain the mysteries;
Like a child I stood watching how life works like a clock;
I ask how this world and humans therein are managed;
I ask again how come everything does not go unnoticed under the heavens;
But today I ask no more; I wonder no more; I ponder no more; WHY?
I now know that the mysteries of God cannot be known in this world or the next. That is why He is God.
We are in a world full of evil. Evil is now a merchandise. A world where evil is legal and operational like a production company, serviced like an automobile and carried to different nations like a finished product waiting to be consumed. Evil is now advertised like an amazing product with guarantee and warrantee.
Gay marriage, same sex marriage, lesbianism, prostitution, abortion, homosexuality, commercial sex etc, are all legalized. They are no longer news. They don’t even sound ridiculous because we are used to it.
Without mincing words within some years I see more legalized evil under the sun. I see in no distant time where a father will marry his daughter, a father marrying his son, a mother will marry her son, a mother marrying her daughter, a boy and a girl of the same parents marrying, where a man or woman will marry his or her dog, pet or any form of beast, a time when churches will be told to start gay ministry, schools, seminary and other perverse ministries, a time when all forms of abominations will be fully promulgated. A time will come that if you are not part of these abominable groups you will not be welcomed. All vile relationships that God condemned in Leviticus 18 containing sexual immorality will be set in motion.
In New Jersey in America they have legalized adult incest. In Sweden they are forcing priests to wed gay people or resign. Sweden is one of the countries that tolerates all forms of sexual immorality. In some parts of Greece it is legal to walk naked on the streets. In Israel sex trade is a multimillion dollar revenue base. In Portugal incest is legal and I don’t think you should be surprised.
They call it human rights, some call it civilisation, some term it as modernisation, many people declared it as freedom while some say it is freewill and a world of independence. I chose to call it evil season 1 because other evil seasons are incubated and will soon hatch.
I pray believers will stand firm till the test of time. May God grant us the strength to resist evil and preach this gospel with power.
If you have any opinion don’t fail to share it with me.
God bless you.
Those things that were meant to make me sorrowful; He turned it to be meaningful.
Everything about Him is beautiful; and has made my life wonderful.
Daily He made His blessings bountiful; that is the reason my life is not awful.
My God is merciful; and His countenance upon me is blissful.
He made my life colourful; removing in my life all that was wasteful.
When He was creating me He was careful; that made my life to be peaceful.
In time of trouble He is forceful; and I will forever be grateful.
All the days of my life I have been joyful; for He has been faithful.
He gave me power to be successful; designed me to be hopeful.
My years are eventful; and my life He made to be skillful.
In the night He is always watchful; in the morning He is always powerful.
For He removes all those things that were fanciful; bringing into my destiny those things that are resourceful.
For His love made me lawful; and in His commandments I became dutiful.
His Spirit takes me away from those things that are resentful; giving me the spirit to be thankful.
All the days of my life I will be mindful; because His banner over me is graceful.
“HE IS ‘GODFUL’ “
What a mighty God we serve,
Day and night He oblige to reserve,
He made sure to observe,
Everything He had to conserve,
And gave us all we deserve,
Even when we don’t have the nerve,
He sent His power to preserve,
What a mighty God we serve.
Every second, every minute, every hour we hear different breaking news from one country to the other, from one continent to the other. Some are good news while some are bad. Experience has thought me that many of these news are censored while some are half-baked or released to catch the attention of the helpless masses luring them into a make-believe.
News ranging from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, politics, entertainment, education, wars, terrorist attacks, explosion of nuclear weapons, secession, science, elections, sports and other uncountable events happening simultaneously all over the world.
However, upon all these news being churned out every day, within a short time people forget them and continue with their lives. Within some weeks those news become outdated and historical.
Ecclesiastes 1:10-11 says,
Is there anything of which it may be said, “See this is new”? It has already been in ancient times before us. (Verse11) There is no remembrance of former things that are to come by those who will come after.
It simply means any news you hear today will certainly be forgotten someday, events will take over events and they may not be remembered.
Yet, there is a breaking news that has stood the test of time. The breaking news is that Jesus is coming soon. This news has refused to go away. The atheists tried to suppress it but to no avail. People disapproved it but they couldn’t stop it. The Pharisees and Sadducees wanted to subdue it; the more they tried the more it was heard. Scientists tried to deviate from the truth; from the good news of Christ but it all failed. They killed Jesus and thought the good news will stop but little did they know that they were contributing to the spread of the breaking news.
It has been spread from one generation to the other yet it remains a breaking news. The good news of Jesus is still shared all over the world.
There is no other breaking news greater than His coming. Get ready.
Aspire to acquire the desire which you admire, if in the process you perspire, don’t retire but refire to acquire your desire. Whatever you are doing be unique. Find a way of making yourself outstanding.
1 Samuel 16:18 reads, “Then one of the servants answered and said, ” Look I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech and a handsome person; and the Lord is with him”.
David’s skills brought him before the president (King Saul). It means he was a skilled musician, skilled in fighting battles, skilled as a motivational speaker, no wonder he wrote the book of Psalms. He was skilled in maintaining his looks and upon all he had sublime faith in God.
What is your skill? It is meant to lift you to the top. A skill is what gives you an edge in the midst of others even if you are doing the same thing. God imbedded a skill in you but you neglected it and that is why you are suffering. There are millions of skills I know, but the ability to know yours is another thing.
For instance, anybody can be a good footballer but not a good dribbler. You are a good cook doesn’t make you the best in a competition. You are an economist doesn’t make you a solver of economic meltdown. You are a medical doctor doesn’t make you better than the person that produced the vaccine you are using. Being a lawyer doesn’t make you more judgemental than king Solomon. As a professor in computer science you are not better than Bill Gates of the Microsoft. Being a president still didn’t prove you to be the best of brains.
You toil day and night like Peter in Luke chapter 5 because you have not asked God to help you discover it. Peter thought his greatest skill was in fishing. When Jesus came to the scene He told Peter that his greatest skill is in catching men.
Your skill makes you pronounced and announced. It takes you round the world. It gives you courage and feeling of confidence that you are not just a mere mortal but a portal to the world.
Without your skill, you till and have nothing to fill in the will of God.
This question looks absurd, isn’t it? If I should carry out statistics on this issue I don’t need to be told that the percentage of people that will claim to be intelligent will be far more than the ones who actually accept to be stupid. I don’t think somebody will accept to be stupid. The truth is that somebody must be stupid.
The irony is that the stupid ones are full of confidence, full of mind blowing ideas, full of faith to get things done but the intelligent ones are full of themselves yet can’t make any impact. Solomon said,
‘I have seen servants on horses, while princes walk on the ground like servants (Ecclesiastics 10:7).
God uses the foolish things which are despised and make them mighty (1 Corinthians 1:21-25).
Jesus never went to pick the intelligent ones to become His disciples. He selected those who were not pronounced and announced them.
Most intelligent people are not the wealthiest but the stupid ones made a fortune because of their stupidity.
The world richest men were not the best of brains, they were people who had confidence in themselves and utilized opportunities.
Most inventions of the world were not from intelligent professors, they were from people who turned stupidity into necessity.
The intelligent people write books on how to grow rich, become great, build empires but the stupid ones take the information and change the world.
The intelligent men were not the people God used in the Bible to perform wonders but people who believed Him and followed him sheepishly, I mean stupidly.
Abraham was an idol worshipper, Moses was a murderer, Joshua was nobody, David was a shepherd, Gideon was the least in his father’s house, Solomon was not qualified to be king, Peter was a fisherman, Paul upon his intelligence as a lawyer still became foolish for Christ to use him, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Elijah were all from a poor background, yet, they became stupid to follow God. God turned them into extraordinary tools and made them great examples for the world to see.
Now do you choose to dwell in your intelligence or do you want to be foolish for Christ to use you? Your guess is as good as mine.
There was a time in my life I felt the entire world was working against me. A time when I was abandoned and forsaken. I couldn’t afford a square meal let alone eat good food. I went hungry for weeks, months, without hope of a good life. I begged to eat, bought things on credit and when I couldn’t pay I loose my integrity. That was when I realised that poverty was not just a problem but a death sentence.
I became ‘Oliver Twist’ written by Charles Dickens. There was nothing to show for. My close friends deserted me due to my incessant demands. My colleagues stopped communicating because I had nothing to offer. I roamed down the streets, trekking long distances for any kind of job but to no avail. There was none to run to. I was living in a leaking room, wearing the same shirt and trousers all over again. My health deteriorated and I lost my sense of value.
I was mocked, nobody believed in me, nobody expected anything from me. I ran to some people for help but they gave me excuses that is capable of making me question God. I felt pain, agony and discouragement. A lot of thoughts went through my mind, temptations came like the rivers of Babylon and my spirit couldn’t control me. I had negative options flashing my mind, then one day something happened.
I looked through the window and it was dark and I heard a voice say to me, ‘the darkness will soon give way for the daylight to come’.
That night I went to God in prayer. I told God, ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’.
I asked the Holy Spirit to give me an idea that will change my life. That same night I couldn’t sleep because I was expecting an answer. Before morning the Holy Spirit gave me an idea.
The next day I started working on the idea and to my greatest surprise I got a contact who started working with me. Within a month I began to get alerts on my bank account. What happened? A sound idea was all I needed. Today my story has changed.
Your background is not the reason your back should be on the ground, it is not the reason you have to go underground.
There is something you have not done. You have tried the rest. You have tried other means. You have tried options. I want you to try something. Try God.
Before you were born, before your dad met your mum. There are things that went wrong without your knowledge till now. There are wrong foundations laid by our fathers that were so detrimental. They made reckless sacrifices that are now facing us in this generation. If you don’t take your time to uproot their monumental errors they are bound to hunt you.
Ezekiel 6:4 says, ‘Then your altars shall be desolate, your incense altars shall be broken, and I will cast down your slain men before your idols’.
God was telling prophet Ezekiel how He was going to punish the Israelites for raising satanic altars instead of His own altar. The punishment goes beyond the generation that brought the judgement.
There are altars that is speaking against you but you don’t know. There are altars your enemy has set up to destroy you. People go as far as sacrificing human blood to their gods to eliminate you or disrupt your destiny. Some people knew what you will become in life and raised a negative altar to destroy anything you lay your hands to do.
You have to alter the altar that is speaking against you. If not their altar will continue to monitor and make your life miserable.
A lot of people think they have no battle to fight. They think everything they see or experience is normal. How come in a family there is always sudden death. Others experience abject poverty, some have generational sickness, some nothing good comes out of them, some are into drug addiction problems, some facing jail terms now and then, while some suffer oppression, rejection, getting sacked all the time, miscarriage, marital problems, barrenness, strange reoccurrences and fatal accidents. You know most of these things but you believe is normal or mere coincidence. Sit down and go through your family history and you will be shocked at your discovery. The devil is just playing a fast one on you if you are still ignorant of it.
Get down on your knees and begin to silence every devilish altar that is speaking against your life, destiny, family, marriage and career. You have to pray until the altar is altered. If you don’t pray you become a prey.
Victory is yours in Jesus name. Amen.
A lot of people don’t make a move. They like waiting for the right time as if there is a time-piece that ticks on the right time. The last time I checked the clock says, ‘tick-tock’ and not, ‘right-tock’.
Right from the beginning of this year you set goals for yourself, so what have you done so far?
You planned to launch your book, release your album, produce your art work, build your own empire, take your academics to the next level, start your ministry, promote your talent on television and radio stations, get funds for your project, plant churches, create more time for God, create more avenues for income, compile your poems, get a visa to attend that conference, gather your supporters for next election, own a magazine company, enhance your knowledge in journalism, settle down in marriage, produce your movie, get connections on how to turn around your business or career. So, what happened? Absolutely nothing!! Why? PROCRASTINATION !!!
If you don’t make a move you become a movie. To make a move is to action. To become a movie is to be watching and not taking a bold step.
Delay is not only dangerous, it is a destiny killer. Get up, sit up, rise up and go up. Start making calls on the goal, get information, surf the internet, read books on it, get someone who can help out, write proposals, go for more training. I mean now not tomorrow.
Sometimes when I wake up from sleep I ask myself, what if ?
I slept through the night not knowing what was happening around me, what if ?
When you go deep into your dreams without opening your eyes, what if ?
For long hours in your sleep you aren’t aware of anything, what if ?
I never can tell the second between falling asleep and being awake, what if ?
You dozed off yesterday only to see yourself in bed, what if ?
After all the hustling, ranting and expectations that made you fall asleep, what if ?
You did set the alarm for early morning, what if ?
What if you never woke up? What if yesterday was your last day on earth? What if you thought you would see another day only to face death? What if somebody came banging on the door to wake you for work only to see you breathless? What if your days of mercy just ended? What if you were not saved?
Life is unpredictable. You cannot determine the next second. You are not a superman as we watch in movies, don’t be fooled by the theories of reincarnation. We are mere mortals walking in the womb of time.
TODAY MIGHT BE THE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO RECONCILE WITH GOD. THE TIME IS NOW. GOD BLESS YOU.
Everybody sings these days. It doesn’t matter what you are singing for or singing about. Some sing in parties, churches, occasions, public and private activities. Some are signed into a record label while some just sing for singing sake.
I have sat down to scrutinize a lot of songs and discovered two things; either they are love songs or hate songs. The airwaves are always looking for hit songs to play or promote but I have to pinpoint something you had never imagined.
Do you know that most songs you listen and dance to are worldly? The lyrics are full of f*** words, immoral raps, crude sentences and ungodly intentions. The so called ‘believers in Christ’ listen and sing these hellish songs. It amuses me when I go to a corporate function where I am invited, instead of a spirit-filled song they prefer a song that would make you fling yourself into the centre and go gaga as if going nuts. Throwing caution to the wind, kicking and shouting like drunkards.
The inspiration from most of all these songs are from the pit of hell. The dance steps are like the way demons dance when tormenting their captives. How can a musician be singing a song that doesn’t inspire except how to hate, feeling proud of his gold and diamond necklace, sexual escapades, kill, steal and destroy and I will sit down to be entertained? No, it’s not possible.
Singing christian songs doesn’t make you right before God. I have seen countless unbelievers singing godly songs just to make money, so spare me that. The day you begin to sing worldly songs, you begin to sink. You are actually giving glory to the devil. The devil was the choir master in heaven before he was thrown to earth. He knows how to lure your mind into lustful things. The devil wants you to praise him rather than to praise God.
Do you know there are songs when aired releases demons in the atmosphere? Those songs are not ordinary but to you they are not harmful. When you sing those songs the demons begin to minister to you. I pray that your eyes be opened spiritually. Do you know that your heart could be corrupted by mere miming immoral songs?
I remember a case of a lady who featured in a movie as a marine goddess. After shooting the movie the marine spirit possessed her. When I preach these things people think it’s a joke. Ignorance is actually a disease.
Psalm 96:1 says, “Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth”.
If you cannot sing for God then who else. Is your CDs, downloaded songs, television channels full of amoral and ungodly songs? Start deleting them immediately. After watching those music videos, sometimes you have nightmares. You are heading for destruction.
The songs you sing and listen to shapes your spirit for good or for bad. I pray you see through the eyes of the Spirit and sing to the glory of God.
In and out of my breathe, I can’t imagine His breadth.
When I lay down to sleep, He never allowed me to slip.
As I walked through the shadows of death, He makes me clean by removing the dirt.
When I encounter trouble, His blessings were double.
Through the wilderness, I saw His awesomeness.
Wherever I go to minister, He sends His angels to administer.
I will always sing a song of gratitude, because His mercy is in magnitude.
Every second I give offering, for He has ended my suffering.
He has shown me compassion all my days, that is why I call Him Ancient of days.
When I say, I am sorry, He says I shouldn’t worry.
In my days of adversity, He sent me prosperity.
I will forever be grateful, because He has been faithful.
Even in my weakness, He showed me His mightiness.
Any time I worship, He proves His Lordship.
I am more than a conqueror, because He is my Emperor.
When I adore Him at night, He manifests in His might.
I am shining so bright, for He has made everything right.
He called me by my name, and I believe in His name.
He made me what I am, because He is I am, I am.
I never deserved His salvation, that is why I always give Him a standing ovation.
He is called Begotten, that is why I am not forgotten.
Everything He gave me came from on high, no wonder He is the Most High.
I pray as I run the race of eternity, may I never be absent in entirety.
He dwells in the praise of His people, and I will raise a praise from all His people.
HE IS MY GOD, MY LORD, MY ALL. WITHOUT HIM I AM NOTHING, WITH HIM I AM EVERYTHING.
Take a look at what happened at the pool of Bethesda.
John 5:2-3 narrates, “Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.
In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water”.
What do you think? There was no certainty of the number of people who were waiting for healing. They were uncountable. They were all waiting for the angel to stir the water. Not only that, one person would be healed if the person steps in first. What a horrible situation. It implies that a lot of them must have died without healing.
Now look at the irony of the whole story. Jesus came into the scene. What crossed my mind when I read this chapter was that Jesus as a great Healer would have mercy on all of them and heal them. I asked myself, ‘why did Jesus heal one person out of the great multitude?’. The Scripture noted that after Jesus healed him He withdrew from the crowd. Others were left without a solution.
Bethesda means ‘house of mercy’, yet only one person was shown mercy. The only reason Jesus extended his healing power on the man with infirmity was that grace and mercy located him. He was not righteous than the rest. His case was not worst of all. His infirmity lasted for thirty eight years does not mean other people’s cases were lesser. What happened in a nutshell was that the hand of grace pulled him. He was restored and was asked to sin no more. Instead of judgement he got mercy.
Romans 9:14-16, “What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! For He says to Moses, ” I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion”. So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy.”
I declare upon your life today that the grace and mercy of God will locate you in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Jesus said in John 6:63,”It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life”.
It simply means when you speak a word you call forth what is not existing to start existing. There is transfer of power into what you have spoken be it positive or negative words.
Speak the right words, speak to the air, speak to your environment, speak to your appointment letter, speak to your destiny, speak to your health. Keep on saying it, don’t stop saying it. Speak to that thing you are believing God for: I am promoted now, that contract is mine, my life cannot be a waste, I will make it, I am a winner, my research must be fruitful, my album must hit the top chart, my art work is already nominated, prosperity is mine, it is well with me, no evil shall befall me, God is in control.
When God hears you speak with faith and boldness He will perform. Don’t say things because you want to say them, say it because you mean it. Without faith no man can please God. Your word is your sword. Your word is your bond, it binds your life.
“For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned”. Matthew 12:37.
Words are swords, they cut the cords and like chords they sink in the heart and form fords of what we now live in.
Look around the universe. Now look at yourself. God made you to enjoy you. It’s why you are here. It’s why you are reading this message; it’s why you are not an accident. The problem is that you don’t know your value.
I read a story about a man who lived in a tiny apartment and died in extreme poverty. At one time in his life, he had been homeless, living on the streets. This man never had any success stories, nor any noted victories, accomplishments so to speak. He lived and died like any other person in the streets. After he was buried, some of his family members went to his little and rat-filled house to remove his belongings. On the process they found a painting hanging on the wall, so they decided to sell it at the garage sale.
A woman who bought it from the garage sale took it to a local art gallery for appraisal and was shocked, the painting was extremely valuable than she thought. The piece of art that hung for so many years in a little rundown apartment was painted by a famous artist who lived in the early 1800s. The woman decided to auction off the painting and ended up selling it for several million dollars.
Just think how that poor man’s life might have changed if he had known the value of what he possessed. He was a millionaire and didn’t know it.
Many people today are living a mediocre existence without the knowledge of what they have.
You are a master piece, created by the most famous Artist of all, but if you don’t understand your value you lose clue of yourself. What you are looking for is all around you. The greatest problem you have is that you have not identified it.
You will never know your value until you begin to value yourself. Believe me.
Don’t just live and die in God but live, move and have your being in Him. He has called you to live a vibrant, exciting and totally exhilarating life in Him. Not some boring prayers like, “Oh! God just get me through this week”. Instead say, “This week I will make it happen, in Jesus name”. You don’t beg for what is yours. You demand for it. Look at how the children get things from their parents. They don’t beg for it, they tell you they need whatever they are asking for. It is high time we stopped going to church and be the church. Don’t just hide behind the walls of the church declaring how wonderful God is, yet, never demonstrating the power of God in you. Allow God to use you in your career, job, home, business, family, politics and church. It is all about being available for God to use you today.
Refuse to be kept on lockdown in a church that is filled with endless programmes, promises and teaching series that is all designed to confine you to a church building fulfilling man’s ambition but not God’s agenda, and does not encourage or exhort you to get out and make a difference in Christ and the world. Wake up!! He has not placed all these gifts, talents, skills, abilities and vision on the inside of you for nothing.
They brainwash you. They tell you there is no need for books or tapes or listen to other people’s ministration. They cajole you into making you believe that everything is obtainable in their congregation. It is time for you to get out of that misconception. Assume your position in Christ and show up. God has need of you and He has people waiting for you to show up and deliver. There is something God has designed for you today to achieve. Don’t just sit there and wait for it, move now, make sure you get it done. No excuses.
MAKE IT HAPPEN.
On your road to destiny everybody is a suspect.
Did you ever believed that Cain could kill Abel? I don’t think so.
Did you ever imagined that Jacob would take Esau’s blessings? I knew you didn’t see that coming.
Did you dreamt that Absalom would plan to overthrow his father David? No, you didn’t.
If they had told you that millions of babies would be killed by Herod when Jesus was born, you would say it’s a lie.
Had somebody whispered to you that Judas will betray Jesus unto death, you would have called him a liar.
If you were told that Joseph’s brothers would plan to kill him, you would say, ‘that’s not possible’.
Assuming somebody had told you Delilah would give out Samson to his enemies, you would probably disperse it as a rumour.
The people that hailed Jesus, “King of the Jews”, were the same people that nailed Him, shouting, “crucify Him”. You wouldn’t have believed it either.
On your road to salvation anybody can be used to stop you. Your parents, brothers, sisters, friends and strangers.
BEWARE YOU ARE EQUALLY A SUSPECT.
I have not seen so much evil packaged on planet earth than in this generation. They package abortion, package same sex marriage, package prostitution like a marketable product and adverts are placed on them. May God punish the devil !!
The human mind, heart and spirit is full of evil ideas and deception. The heart of man strives daily to invent evil, fabricate evil, produce evil, manufacture evil, distribute evil and sell evil in large quantities. A lot of demonic notions are designed every second to the world to consume and assimilate without thinking.
The invasion is now the production of sex dolls, vibrators and all forms of robots designed in the name of enjoying sex while enjoying satanic pleasures. Sex dolls are sold to people who can’t restrain themselves from having sex outside marriage, cheating or need sex urgently. A woman once said that she prefers buying her husband a sex doll to yielding into the hands of another woman. I was baffled. So, the sex doll is now a second wife, taking your place in your absence. The doll is now an option for him if he needs quick sex. What a horrible world we live in !!
The sex doll industry is making millions of dollars selling these dolls and people are buying it without an iota of conscience and guilt. This generation is full of filthiness.
I also read an article where a Chinese man took his sex doll for a date, lodged in a hotel and had sex and dinner. Doesn’t it sound weird? The so called ‘christians’ welcomed the idea with open hands. Shame unto them. The kind of evil I see on earth is worse than the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah, Nineveh and the first world destroyed by flood, put together.
These sex dolls promote lust, immorality, pornography, lesbianism, homosexuality, masturbation, incest, gay marriage, worldly pleasures and vile passions. Romans 1:26 – 27 says,
“For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. (verse 27)Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due”
The western world has churned out so much immorality that other parts of the world are buying like hot cakes. Their citizenry protest to legalize all these satanic passions and become proud of it. The devil is actually using a lot of things to turn away the heart of man from knowing his Creator.
DO NOT BE DECEIVED.
He took me from the chronicle, And kept me on a pinnacle.
From His tabernacle, He releases His miracle.
He didn’t allow my enemies to make me a ridicule, and He removed every debacle.
He designed blessings like a vehicle; and made me an awesome spectacle.
He spread His tentacle: and destroyed every obstacle.
He is a great Oracle; and knows the number of my follicle.
He never allowed shame of any molecule; to give me a tackle.
HE IS IRRESISTIBLE
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A lot of things ran through my mind the day somebody said to me harshly, ‘you are possessed’.
I thought for a while to know whether I did something wrong to earn such a derogatory statement from him but I found none. What led to this affirmative was that my spiritual life was not understandable to him. When I speak in tongues and praise God all through the night, he sees me like somebody being bewitched.
The question now is: ‘Am I possessed?’ Of course, I am. You that is reading this message is equally possessed. The point is that he used ‘possessed’ in a negative form but I chose to reverse it into the positive. To be frankly speaking I am possessed. Possessed of what? Possessed by the Holy Spirit.
It is either you are possessed by the Holy Spirit or you are possessed by a demon. You must be possessed of something.
Think about it.
Right from the days of John the Baptist till now I have seen errors in families, communities, province, nations, churches, states and in diaspora how men has been bondaged into errors of great magnitude but ignored to change the wrong pattern. What do I mean?
Certain things are now a routine, becoming a vicious cycle in your life that you now think it is normal, normal in the sense that you don’t know or bother to ask questions anymore.
Let me give you instances: any time you attend interviews for a job, you are shortlisted as a successful candidate but instead of employing you they choose another person. It is an error.
Your quotation as a contractor is always approved by different companies but at the point of giving you contract, they tell you, you are not qualified. It is an error.
Every time you apply for a visa, loan, scholarship, partnership, sponsorship or funds, they are always turned down, why? While other people that tendered their proposals are not better in terms of requirements. It is an error.
You always try to keep relationships but at the long run they break your heart. It is an error.
Any time you invest on a project at the time for it to kick off it collapses. It is an error.
Every year or in a particular month you bury a beloved one. It is an error.
You have married severally but it breaks up when you think it is all settled, it is an error.
Since five years or more you started your ministry you had twenty members, they are still twenty now, it is an error.
As a young lady, men propose to you like never before but non has come to marry you, it is an error.
You have been to many auditions that you have lost count, you end up being a runners up instead of the winner, it is an error.
Your dad and mum suffered an ailment and died. Your siblings are going through the same and the doctor has told you point blank that you are the next to die, it is an error.
This was exactly the same error Jabez encountered in, 1 Chronicles 4:9,10. He was more honorable than his brothers still poverty was his bedmate. It was when he cried to God to change his story that he was blessed beyond measure.
That was the error Abraham and his son Isaac faced and prayed to God for the fruit of the womb.
Jephthah was the son of a harlot and his brothers drove him away without an inheritance. He prayed and God restored him (Judges 11).
What more shall I say of Daniel who resisted the worship of a god and he prayed and God delivered him from the lions.
You have to get down to your knees and pray fervently that any error in your life that is now becoming a terror should be terminated by the power of the God.
The choice is yours.
Out of the abundance of the grace of God upon my life, I have discovered that most times God does not show up when we call on Him until we have exhausted all our alternatives to the situation we wanted Him to proffer solution. His silence does not mean He is weak or slack. He just wanted to know how long you will hang on and when He shows up you will appreciate His divine intervention. In Luke chapter five verse four Jesus said to Simon Peter:
Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
This was after they had toiled and toiled all day. Jesus didn’t say, “Launch out your net”. He said to Peter to go down the ‘deep’ and launch his net.
It was when he launched into the deep that he uncovered prosperity. He beckoned his partners to help out. The rest was history.
Everything you are looking for is in the ‘deep’. Your business, finances, success, salvation, glory, excellence, open doors, the will of God and your destiny are all in the deep. What you need is a launch pad to the deep not a break pad which you have just applied.
Champions train to become better, losers complain and never obtain. Champions are consistent in what they do and inconsistent in counting their failures. A lot of people don’t go to the deep of their business, career, christian life, education, research, contract, knowledge and the works of their hands. If you cannot go deep get ready for sleep.
Job 12:22 declares that: God uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings the shadow of death to life.
1 Corinthians 2:10 says: But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.
You just applied the break pad in your blog to win souls, change people’s lives, render relevant service to mankind because you don’t have enough followers. You don’t want to go deeper. Your relationship with your spouse hit the rocks because you never went deep to reconcile. You lost your friends because you never went deep to tell them the consequences of their actions, you eloped with your lover because you never went deep to convince your parents that he or she is the best for you, your problem has persisted because you have never gone into deep prayers, as parents you never discussed deep with your son or daughter of those behaviours before you disowned them, you never went deeper to read the Scripture and discern as a minister; that is why when you mount the podium you lack words and inspiration to preach to the congregation. You disagree with everybody in your place of work because you don’t go deep to understand their opinions. You quarrel with your family because you never went deep to explain your actions. You now fast for two days rather than twenty one days because you don’t want to go deep to hear from God. You abandoned your training program because you don’t want to understand the deeper knowledge. How long will you continue to scratch the surface? Answer me!!
Has God asked you to launch a church, motherless babies home, school for the orphanage, hospital for sick people, a blog for soul winning, business idea, medical solution, supporting a pastor in his ministry or building facilities for asylum seekers. I want you to launch it now.
My upward call has made me ask God deep things in my life and when He answers me He gives me deep revelations and mysteries of the kingdom.
LAUNCH INTO THE DEEP !!
Yes, I mean Illuminati. Probably, it doesn’t sound new to you or you’ve heard it before but it does not occur to you to know what they do. Probably, you weren’t interested or you are already a member. If you are hearing it for the first time, then you are the only person in Jerusalem that does not know that Christ has risen.
Before I continue. I know that a lot of people would get pissed off, I know they will come lashing and grunting when reading this, more especially those who believe or are already members of illuminati. I am not bothered but rather the truth must be told without fear or favour.
The truth is that illuminati is a satanic organization. No matter how they try to paint the picture of what they do: telling you how you can get rich, get connected, become famous and live like a lord. I bet you, you just sold your soul to the devil.
Most of those you call movie stars in America and beyond, great musicians, artistes, footballers, companies, pastors, bishops, scientists, professors, doctors, presidents, senators, governors, fashion designers, producers, judges, philosophers, atheists, billionaires, wealthy men and women who appear on television programs and world organizations are members of this illuminati. They are everywhere. You worship them, adore them, taking them as your idol or role model. You even behave, dance, act and do similar things like they are. They are using every necessary electronic medium in luring people to their net.
Their members are sporadically growing on daily basis all over the world. I want to let you know that they are operating under the influence of Lucifer. Take a look at their symbol containing the moon, triangle, the eye, the circle, the straight lines that connected each other, the letters COA, dotted lines and the rays of light surrounding the eye. They all represent Lucifer’s web of attraction. Illuminati is a tentacle of the Beast. Woe to you if you are dining with them because you just invited the devil to dinner and you know what happens when he shows up.
If you have fallen prey to their deceptive nature and Luciferic promises you are already doomed for destruction unless you denounce them and come into the Light of Christ. There is no light in Illuminati, even the devil manifests like an angel of light.
2 Corinthians 11: 13 – 15 says,” For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works “.
Illuminati is darkness, satanic and end time agents of the devil programmed to lure many into damnation. Those who denounced them will tell you what they went through. You cannot eat on the table of the devil and remain the same.
There is no other role model better than Jesus Christ. A word is enough for the wise.
As the bird perches on a branch but puts no trust in it but on its wings, so should men seek to trust in a profession God has purposed for them.
I want to talk about your source of income. Unfortunately, I may not know your source of income but is your source of income genuine, is it legal, is it coming from a good source? The devil has used the source of income of many people to compromise their integrity. There is no way people won’t earn a living from the kind of jobs they do. A lot of people take bribe, cheat, outwit their clients or customers and even manipulate figures just to make ends meet. They lack the courage to do a decent job. The crux of the matter is that they believe they can’t live a good life without involving in financial and economic crimes.
Fears of poverty, insecurity and greed are basic elements of their lives, why? They are in a wrong profession. It pains so much that in this dispensation people still embezzle funds meant for the citizenry, people still engage in something that neither gives them passion nor joy. They just work because they have no alternative.
Everything they claim to do for the masses are mere means of luring them to their early graves.
Striving over wrong profession, wrong lifestyle, wrong friends, wrong acquisition of wealth and wrong usage of knowledge could be frustrating. It could lead to premature death, broken relationship, low esteem and violence.
The God-given profession is devoid of all these perils.
Ecclesiastics 3:10 reads, “I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied,” and verse13 says,” and also that every man should drink and enjoy the good of all his labour – it is the gift of God”.
It is glaring that there is a God-given profession which the Scripture called the ‘God-given task’. I know somebody would ask me,’Can God dictate a profession for him?’ Yes, He can and He does.
Paul was an erudite lawyer but God chose him to be an Apostle. Peter was a professional fisherman before he was called to divine duty. Noah was a farmer but converted to a ship maker. Elisha was a farmer before Elijah called him for heavenly assignment.
If your profession does not glorify God, you become miserable. Wrong profession can make you waste your years of destiny. Choose your profession by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Take the courage and give it a try.
Creating a winning mentality is not just by wishful thinking. It is not just reading articles, books or watching videos that could ginger you. It is certainly beyond that. It is not enough dreaming about being a winner when in the actual sense there is no action to back it up. Before you can create a winning mentality you have to change your spirituality. I mean, not just believing in your heart but praying for it, asking God to give you the winning spirit and do what people say you cannot do.
Unless you are for God you cannot be ready for good. If you live a life of mediocrity you will soon become a mediocre. At this point, don’t settle for less.
Any time I watch a hundred metres dash. I just ask myself a question, ”why must the umpire shout, ‘on your marks, get set,’ before the gun is fired into the air?” I am not particularly excited to see what happens at the end. I am practically interested in what happens before the race.
Now look at the point where the winner is predicted. Any time you watch an athlete, the first thing he does is to look at the finishing line. His whole strength is willed on getting to his destination. The second thing is that he moves his body energetically and stands akimbo weighing the world on his shoulders. The third is to look at the other contestants and tell himself, ‘I am already a winner’. Believe me this is where the winner emerges.
The winning mentality starts from your spirit not from your heart. Your spirit must agree with your heart. The question is, what do you want to win?
We desire to win all the time. I may not know what you want to win but I can assure you winning souls for Christ is the greatest. Anything you win does not make heaven to rejoice but winning a soul makes heaven to rejoice. Hmmm, I hope you got that.
Proverbs 11:30 says:
The fruit of righteousness is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.
I wake up every morning; without mourning.
I wake up every morning being the best; among the rest.
I wake up every morning in His sanctuary; because it wasn’t my obituary.
I wake up every morning to pray; for He didn’t make me a prey.
I wake up every morning to worship Him; because He extended His hand of friendship.
I wake up to see His glory; no wonder He changed my story.
I wake up every morning to hear His voice; because I am His choice.
I wake up every morning on my feet; for He enabled me to be fit.
I wake up every morning full of joy; for He created me to enjoy.
I wake up every morning because of His grace; for He had removed my disgrace.
I wake up every morning to hear His good news; no wonder He made me to become the news.
This morning I woke up because He never broke up.
When you wake up every morning, what do you believe?
Sometimes in our lives we find it very hard to come to reality. Sometimes you have to accept things the way they are and move on. Why most people are underachievers is because they tend to rely solely on certain people they think or believe should be a helping hand.
Yes, I know that your parents, family, trusted friends, colleagues or mates should be of help to you in one way or the other because they have a responsibility to do so. However, it is not mandatory, and when they decline due to circumstances beyond their control you don’t seem to get it.
What I am driving at, is that, it is not a must that your dad will train you in school. It is not a must that your uncle should help you. It is not a must that the person your parents helped in the past should help you in the present time. It is not a must that your mother will take care of you. It is not a must that your wife or husband must listen to everything you say. It is not a must that the government should create jobs. It is not a must that the senator you voted into office should do all he said in his manifesto. It is not a must the governor should proffer solution to the poverty rate in your state. It is not a must that everybody you meet will give you a listening ear. It is not even a must that you will get a job even if your father is the head of a recruitment agency. That’s the truth.
Yet, in all these things, a must-factor so sure was Christ’s death. God made it a must for you to obtain mercy even when you have not been born. God issued a letter of grace before you began to make mistakes. He saw the end from the beginning and decided to create a platform to remove your past and make your present perfect by His grace.
He knew your parents could disappoint you. He knew the economy of your country could be harsh. He foresaw the problems that lie in wait for you. He imagined the weight of depression and rejection you might experience. He found your weaknesses before you discovered them. He decided to bring solution before the problem shows up. Ephesians 2:10 says,
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them”.
God told His Son Jesus, “ My Son it is a MUST you die to redeem my people “.
And today I believe that was the only must that was ever real.
I was watching a wild life documentary sometime ago. It was about horses. I was considering the kind of heart the horses possess. As humans when we run a distance the first thing we notice is that our heartbeats become faster as possible and we lose strength with time. So, I thought the heart of a horse must be the ‘engine room’. As an adept student of God’s creations I continued watching. I sat in my sofa admiring the energetic creature. I discovered that a horse can gallop at a speed of up to fifty kilometres per hour. Although this involves considerable mechanical work, relatively little energy is spent. How is it possible? The secret is the horse’s legs. Consider what occurs when a horse gallops. Elastic muscle-tendon units absorb energy when the legs steps on the ground, and much like a spring they return it propelling the horse forward. Now, engineers are trying to imitate the design of the horse’s legs for use in four-legged robots.
Consider this: little energy used in long distance produces greater steps. You have to learn to keep secrets as God kept the secret of the horse in its legs. People have lost motive and direction because they make public all their intentions. It can jeopardize your life and obstruct God’s plan. There is nothing wrong in sharing your ideas but know who you disclose it to. All around us are dream killers. They try to frustrate your gift, idea, ambition or the will of God.
“Now Joseph had a dream, and told it to his brothers; and they hated him even more” (Genesis 37:5)
When you have a mission to accomplish, you have to learn to be a soldier who only takes instructions rather than asking questions. The answer will come when you ask the right people.
The secret you know makes you the concrete you have to become. Learn to hold unto your secrets. One of the best ways to succeed in life is to see everything and say little. Your ability to go far is for you to be a simple introvert rather than an extrovert. For you to preserve and conserve your destiny, you have to learn to observe and reserve what you have to deserve.
The knowledge you know depends on the secret you have. In the Scripture, Ahithophel knew everything about David. He knew him to the bone marrow. Everything David did was by the counsel of Ahithophel. A day came when he used it against David. He joined David’s son Absalom to overthrow him. What a household enemy! This knowledge worsened David’s sorrows that he prayed,
“O Lord, I pray turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness ” (2 Samuel 15:31)
The irony of it all was that Ahithophel was actually foolish, his name means “foolishness”. He committed suicide.
The aspirations you want to accomplish are guided by secrets. In every phase of life there are secrets governing them. You have a destiny to fulfill, you don’t need admirers but people who will protect your vision with utmost carefulness.
In destruction of Jericho, Rahab was a secret service agent. Rebecca had to keep the divine secret; God told her that Esau shall serve Jacob. Joseph knew the secret of Mary’s pregnancy and kept it. These were divine assignments.
Proverbs 20:19 says,
” He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips”.
There comes a time when second chance is not guaranteed. There will be nothing like a perfect time to do things. Sometimes it is now or never. The sound of the trumpet is about to echo. Read my little story.
A professor boarded a canoe to cross to the other side of a river and this discussion ensued between him and the paddler:
Professor: Do you know entomology?
Professor: You are finished! OK, let me ask you again, ‘do you know psychology?’
Professor: You are finished! Tell me, do you know sociology?
Professor: You are finished! Your life is worthless. Now, do you know eschatology?
Professor: You are finished!! You are absolutely finished!! Do you know about pathology?
Professor: You are finished!! This is horrible. Absolute nonsense! Fine. Do you know about biology?
Professor: You are finished!! You are just useless.
All of a sudden there was turbulence. The canoe wavered. The paddler tried to steady the canoe but to no avail. The professor became afraid. There was no other canoe coming neither was there one at sight. The storm came with a heavy wind splashing water at them. All hope seemed lost as both of them left everything to fate. The paddler decided to ask the professor a question for the first time.
Paddler: Professor, do you know Jesusology?
Paddler: YOU ARE FINISHED !!!! End of discussion.
One day a farmer’s donkey fell into a well. The animal cried piteously as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway, it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him.
They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then to everyone’s amazement he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw.
With every shovel of dirt that fell on his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.
Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and totted off.
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. Do not get bogged down by it. We can get out of the deepest wells by not stopping. And by never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up!
The Scripture says in Isaiah 3:10,
“Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.”
The farmer gave up on his donkey. His neighbours gave up on the donkey but the donkey never gave up on himself.
THERE IS A SOLUTION IN EVERY CONDITION, NO MATTER THE CONFUSION, GOD WILL SEND HIS PROTECTION.
My heart told me He is able, His works are not probable.
Every void in me, He filled it up and I couldn’t avoid.
I came from my mother’s womb, but He never allowed me fall into the tomb.
He made me realize His kindness, I couldn’t analyze His fondness.
He passed through pain for me to go through gain.
He became loyal for me to be royal.
He gave His life for my sake, tied to a stake and I had no rife because He is not fake.
In my sins He had compassion, that is why I have passion for Him.
He lifted me from the pit, and it made me to stand on His pulpit.
I didn’t deserve His affection, but He had to preserve me in my imperfection.
He died for me, He never lied to me. I vowed to be tied to Him and daily I cried unto Him.
He was raised from the dead and I praised Him for His daily bread.
I will forever be grateful because He remained faithful.
He is not a prodigal son but a Begotten Son.
I call Him Jesus, I call Him Christ. With Him there is no crisis.
He is awesome and He paid a ransom.
WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY !!
Who told you God has forsaken you? Who told you, you would die before the week runs out? Who told you that you will never make it? Who told you that you have a dull brain? Who told you to commit suicide? Who asked you to stop praising God? Who discouraged you to leave your parents and join the gangsters? Who told you, you are nobody? Who told you to give up on yourself and give up on God? Who told you not to attend services any more? Who told you to stop attending fellowship and go for ungodly parties? Who told you your life is worthless? Who told you, you will never become great someday? Who told you, you are not qualified to be elected a governor? Who told you, you can’t live a righteous life no matter what you do? Who told you to quit your divine call? Who told you to ignore the teachings of Christ as fallacy? Who told you that the doctor’s report is final? Who told you the sickness will kill you? Who told you that you have failed before and you are going to fail again? Who told you your story would end the way others did? Who told you, you are good for nothing? Who asked you to look down on yourself? Who brainwashed you into thinking that God does not have any plan for you?
I want to know who told you all those things you have believed all these years. Who made you to believe all those negative reports?
If they told you, you will die before your time, tell them Psalm 118: 17 says:
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
If they told you help will not come to you, tell them Psalm 121:1 says:
I will lift up my eyes to the hills – from where comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
If you have been told God has forsaken you, tell them the Scripture says in Joshua 1:5
No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you , I will not leave you nor forsake you.
Have you been told that your life will not change for good. No, tell them what Job 14:14 says:
If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, till my change comes.
Who told you that you will experience shame all the days of your life, tell them the Bible says in Isaiah 61:7,
Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; everlasting joy shall be theirs.
The problem is not what they told you. The problem is not who said it. The problem is not the circumstances surrounding you. The problem is that you believed them rather than believing what God says. The problem is that you don’t know what the Bible says concerning that particular situation you found yourself.
The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude towards the problem because your attitude determines your altitude, your altitude determines your magnitude and your magnitude determines the multitude that will follow you.
You determine how your story ends. The choice is yours. The ball is in your court, it is either you keep the ball rolling or allow somebody to take it from you. Never allow the words of men to define you. Never allow the words of your friends to ridicule you. Never allow the medical report to take advantage of you. Never call it a day when you are still breathing. Never give up on yourself no matter the situation. Never say what will be will be. Never compare yourself to others; you are what God says who are. Never abandon your faith because of a mere trouble that will just fizzle out in no distant time. Never be like Esau who gave away his birth right because of a moment of hunger. Never think that you are the worst person on earth. Never try to succumb to peer pressure to do the wrong things. Never blame God for anything. Never be like Eve who only wanted to taste the apple and tasted banishment. Never ignore the power of salvation which Christ gave us.
You have the power to decide how the story ends. You are a book written by God with pages and chapters for pain and for gain. The day you close the book and start writing a different story, your story changes.
Write how your story ends. Someday somebody will start from where you stopped.