God may show up late and still make you the latest.

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. 

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What you are looking for is in the hands of a man.

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.

Please, you have overstayed, move on.

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.

What an awesome God !!

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.

Prepare to go.

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.

Who hijacked the wine?

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.

You are a star.

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.