DAILY DEVOTIONS

Wednesday 27th of October 2021

The Spirit of Achan: [Part 2]!

But as for you, keep yourselves [away] from the things under the ban [which are to be destroyed], so that you do not covet them and take some of the things under the ban [for personal gain], and put the camp of Israel under the ban (doomed to destruction), and bring disaster upon it.
Joshua 6 : 18 AMP ….
So Achan answered Joshua and said, “In truth, I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel, and this is what I have done: when I saw among the spoils [in Jericho] a beautiful robe from Shinar (southern Babylon) and two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels, I wanted them and took them. Behold, they are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath.” [Joshua 7 : 20‭ -‬ 21 AMP]
Achan was one from the next generation of men within the 40 years of the Israelites journey to Canaan, for none among the men who had left Egypt entered the land of Canaan apart from Joshua and Caleb because of their unbelief.
Achan was married with children and had experienced sustenance through God’s provisions and protection. An able fighter who saw the walls of Jericho crashing down and had also seen the fierce anger of God against those who worshipped the golden calf.
Achan sinned at the time they were finally possessing and settling down in the cities mapped out for them by God after all their wanderings.
The old dragon, Satan lured him into breaking the instructions of God, through the lust of the eyes, of the flesh and the pride of life. Achan saw the BEAUTIFUL ROBE from BABYLON and lusted for it.
The robe was beautiful but meant for destruction. (Think of the tree of good and evil in the garden of Eden, that looked beautiful to Eve).
BABYLON itself is a symbol of SIN and REBELLION.
Achan also stole the silver and gold that was to be taken and dedicated to Jehovah alone:!
Why did Achan desire to have what was for God?
Did Satan not tell Eve that if she ate the fruit she would be LIKE GOD in knowledge of good and evil?
Satan instigates man to desire to be God, stand in the place of God and receive the honour meant for God, just like Lucifer tried in Heaven before he got kicked out.
Beloved, we must all be watchful, the old dragon can never repent. He is still using the same tactics. Many believers have fallen because of the lust of the eyes, the flesh and the pride (show off) of life.
Covetousness has become the order of the day, even in the house of God. Satan subtly draws people’s heart to love the World system and what it has to offer. Achan fell at the edge of Israel actually possessing and inhabiting the land of Canaan.
A little lust / disobedience caused Him everything!
We must TAKE HEED lest we fall! WATCHING and DISCIPLINING our flesh/appetite to the obedience of God, one step at a time till we get into HEAVEN!

Tuesday 26th of October 2021

The Spirit of Achan: [Part 1]!

But as for you, keep yourselves [away] from the things under the ban [which are to be destroyed], so that you do not covet them and take some of the things under the ban [for personal gain], and put the camp of Israel under the ban (doomed to destruction), and bring disaster upon it.
Joshua 6 : 18 AMP
But the sons of Israel acted unfaithfully and violated their obligation in regard to the things [off limits] under the ban [those things belonging to the Lord], for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, from the tribe of Judah, took some of the things under the ban [for personal gain]. Therefore the anger of the Lord burned against the Israelites. [Joshua 7 : 1 AMP]
So approximately 3,000 warriors were sent, but they were soundly defeated. The men of Ai chased the Israelites from the town gate as far as the quarries, and they killed about thirty-six who were retreating down the slope. The Israelites were paralyzed with fear at this turn of events, and their courage melted away. [Joshua 7 : 4‭ -‬ 5 NLT]
So Achan answered Joshua and said, “In truth, I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel, and this is what I have done: when I saw among the spoils [in Jericho] a beautiful robe from Shinar (southern Babylon) and two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels, I wanted them and took them. Behold, they are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath.” [Joshua 7 : 20‭ -‬ 21 AMP]
Beloved, the spirit of Achan is still found in our churches, families and organisations. This spirit is the Spirit of disobedience, of covetousness, of stealing, of deception and of pride.
Every instruction God has given to His children is strictly for their good, that His blessings and protection would be upon them.
What was God’s instructions to Joshua at Jericho?
“Keep yourselves away from the things under ban!”
The things under ban were all the possessions of Jericho meant for destruction, and all their precious metals meant to be dedicated to God.
Unfortunately, Achan disobeyed! This caused Israel the favour of God, and made them powerless before their enemy [Ai]. Although Ai was a little city, yet it defeated the mighty children of Israel that once created fear in the heart of the cities they passed by.
Similarly today, the disobedience of God’s instructions opens doors of defeat, shame and loss. Like Israel, we are banned from touching SIN and anything that gratifies the sinful DESIRES of the flesh.
Beloved, God’s grace isn’t to empower us to disobey Him, but brings us to repentance and love showcased in our obedience.
The church of God now seems SUBDUED because of the Spirit of Achan within. MAY WE NOT BE YIELDED VESSELS to such a spirit that hinders God’s Presence, Power and Favour at the congregation of the righteous

Monday 25th of October 2021

Everyone Who Seeks, Finds!

Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully.
Luke 19 : 1‭ -‬ 6 NKJV
But if from there you will seek (inquire for and require as necessity) the Lord your God, you will find Him if you [truly] seek Him with all your heart [and mind] and soul and life.
Deuteronomy 4 : 29 AMPC
“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
Luke 11 : 9‭ -‬ 10 NLT
Zacchaeus’ action shows how far a man would go if he’s truly determined to have or do a thing. Zacchaeus wasn’t a godly man, nor was he liked by many because of his track record as a defrauding tax collector.
Yes he was bad, but when he heard Jesus the Righteous One was passing by, he sought to see him and only God could tell his motive.
In that quest to see Jesus, he didn’t let his bad reputation, or what people would say or think, or his short stature, or the crowd that were blocking his view to hold him back. He did what a desperate man would do! He despised the shame and mockery of his stature and climbed up the Sycamore tree, and God who alone sees the motives of the heart, or sees the burdened hiding away in secret corners, saw and stopped to meet with Zacchaeus!
Out of all the crowd that had gathered, it was only Zacchaeus that Jesus went to dine with in his house.
Beloved, God knows when we are truly seeking Him with all our hearts, and He is no respecter of persons. He would be found by anyone who seeks.
There will always be road blocks or discouraging things that may want to stop us from giving our best in seeking to see or know Jesus revelationally.
If you are waiting for people not to criticise or mock you or even your own body not to be a drag in your quest to SEEK more of Jesus, or pray more, or study the Word of God more, then you will never experience the MORE of God.
Beloved, the Lord beckons you to SEPARATE yourself from the noisy crowd, PUSH AWAY every SHAME and RUN AHEAD to SEEK Him.
As you do, May you experience the revelation of Jesus Christ and the power of His Resurrection

Friday 22nd of october 2021

Be Assured In God!

And the Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a habitable land; they ate the manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.
Exodus 16 : 35 AMPC
The people of Israel were camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho. It was there, on the evening of the fourteenth day of the month, they celebrated the Passover Feast. The day after the Passover, the people ate food grown on that land: bread made without yeast and roasted grain. The day they ate this food, the manna stopped coming. The Israelites no longer got the manna from heaven. They ate the food grown in the land of Canaan that year.
Joshua 5 : 10‭ -‬ 12 NCV
Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.
Psalms 34 : 10 NLT
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Matthew 6 : 25 NKJV
My God will use his wonderful riches in Christ Jesus to give you everything you need.
Philippians 4 : 19 NCV
Satan deceives many by telling them God is not mindful of the people He Has created.
But Child of God, Knowing where we have come from and all that God has done in our lives, it will be dementation to entertain this type of doubt from the enemy especially at our trying times.
Beloved, God is God and owes no one!
All He’s done and still does for humanity is out of love and compassion, overlooking man’s wickedness and disobedience towards Him.
Out of love, God let’s Sun shine on both the good and bad, and rain water their land. He never forgets to feed the birds, the squirrels and other beasts.
If He is this compassionate to consider and be benevolent in all these ways, what of in your own life?
Beloved, let it be settled in your heart that Jehovah is MINDFUL of you, always many steps ahead, planning for your upkeep even before you get to that place of need.
He was so gracious to the children of Israel, knowing how challenging it would be on their journey to Canaan, for them to self cater, plant seeds and then harvest it, cook, preserve their own clothing, with new babies being born, and the young and old thriving together. God in His goodness chose to feed them for 40yrs with manna prepared by the heavenly kitchen to spare them the hassles. He did so until they got to the border of Canaan where there was already grown food on that land, God’s alternative provision. It was only at that point Manna ceased.
Beloved, God knows your immediate need! He knows when to turn your next page and He will do it faithfully. He would even start the good work while you are not yet aware of the situation.
So do not lose sight of God! Lean on His love and faithfulness and you will not be disappointed on the journey to your own Canaan Land.
Please REST and Be ASSURED in God!

Thursday 21st of October 2021

The Day of Reckoning

For we [believers will be called to account and] must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be repaid for what has been done in the body, whether good or bad [that is, each will be held responsible for his actions, purposes, goals, motives—the use or misuse of his time, opportunities and abilities].
2 Corinthians 5 : 10 AMP
.. Now after a long time the master of those SERVANTS returned and settled accounts with them…
His master said to him, Well done, you upright (honorable, admirable) and faithful SERVANT! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much. ENTER INTO and share the joy (the delight, the blessedness) which your master enjoys….
But his master answered him, You WICKED and LAZY and IDLE SERVANT! Did you indeed know that I reap where I have not sowed and gather [grain] where I have not winnowed?….
And THROW the GOOD-FOR-NOTHING SERVANT into the OUTER DARKNESS; there will be weeping and grinding of teeth. When the Son of Man comes in His glory (His majesty and splendor), and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them [the people] from one another as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats;
[Matthew 25 : 19, 21‭, ‬26‭, ‬30‭ -‬ 32 AMPC
Dear child of God, a day of reckoning is ahead of us, so let’s take our lives more seriously now than ever.
To stand before the Most High and give account is not going to be a joke, or a trivial thing.
Like it’s usually said, it’s the firewood we fetch in the summer that ensures we will have a cosy warm winter. What happens then to someone who has in one way or the other neglected to prepare for the winter time? You think about it!
Beloved, on that day before our Lord Jesus, our actions, purposes, goals and motives will be torch lighted. Every misused time, opportunities and abilities will be regretted. Then many will understand that what we have called MY TIME was actually a loaned TIME, and every presented opportunity was actually a set-up, and every personal ability was only a gift from God.
I pray we understand there’s a GLORIOUS future God has planned for US, and He expects we would live and work towards partaking of it, by using our Time wisely, taking up every godly opportunity and faithfully applying our gifts, ability, and talent for His purpose.
Beloved, we must begin to PREPARE to ENTER HIS REST and SHARE in the JOY of our Majestic God.
The OUTER DARKNESS is not for us!
So let’s live godly accountable lives as He has instructed, and walk in the grace He’s given us!

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

SERVANTHOOD! [Part 3]

… Now after a long time the master of those SERVANTS returned and settled accounts with them…
His master said to him, Well done, you upright (honorable, admirable) and faithful SERVANT! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much. ENTER INTO and share the joy (the delight, the blessedness) which your master enjoys….
But his master answered him, You WICKED and LAZY and IDLE SERVANT! Did you indeed know that I reap where I have not sowed and gather [grain] where I have not winnowed?….
And THROW the GOOD-FOR-NOTHING SERVANT into the OUTER DARKNESS; there will be weeping and grinding of teeth. When the Son of Man comes in His glory (His majesty and splendor), and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them [the people] from one another as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats;
[Matthew 25 : 19, 21‭, ‬26‭, ‬30‭ -‬ 32 AMPC
‘I know your deeds, that you are NEITHER COLD (invigorating, refreshing) NOR HOT (healing, therapeutic); I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm (spiritually useless), and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth [rejecting you with disgust].
Revelation 3 : 15‭ -‬ 16 AMP
Men can tag someone as wicked, lazy, idle or good-for-nothing, and it wouldn’t amount to much but a misrepresentation, but when it becomes the verdict of God about someone, then who can denounce it?
One of the servants endowed with talents chose to be IDLE. While others were working and busy for the Master, he was not bothered but probably stood watching complacently.
Could it be that he didn’t appreciate and value his talent or was he really scared of the Master?
Fortunately, his talent was given according to the grace he had also received.
God always accompanies our talent with His grace, and His grace manifests where there’s a willingness.
Any servant that is idle or lazy with his gift, becomes a wicked and a good-for-nothing in the eyes of God.
Even though we have the excellent spirit of God, if we choose not to affect a life, or be a blessing to someone, or use our talent for God’s will, we will end up as good-for-nothing servants.
It will not be sweet to the ears on that day, when some will be told ‘Well done, My faithful Servants’ and some others will be called, lazy, wicked, idle and good-for-nothing.
The choice of what you desire to hear is strictly yours, for it sure comes with a price!
Your gift is not for the shelf! We are to affect lives and bring changes. Let’s start today, while we still can!

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

Servanthood: [Part 2 ]

….To one he gave five talents [probably about $5,000], to another two, to another one–to each in proportion to his own personal ability. Then he departed and left the country. ….
Now after a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them…
His master said to him, Well done, you upright (honorable, admirable) and FAITHFUL servant! You have been FAITHFUL and TRUSTWORTHY over a little; I will put you in charge of much. ENTER INTO and share the joy (the delight, the blessedness) which your master enjoys….
But his master answered him, You WICKED and LAZY and IDLE servant! Did you indeed know that I reap where I have not sowed and gather [grain] where I have not winnowed?….
And THROW the GOOD-FOR-NOTHING servant into the OUTER DARKNESS; there will be weeping and grinding of teeth. When the Son of Man comes in His glory (His majesty and splendor), and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them [the people] from one another as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats;
[Matthew 25 : 13 – 15, 19, 21‭, ‬26‭, ‬30‭ -‬ 32 AMPC]
FAITHFULNESS and TRUSTWORTHINESS are two words every Servant of God should bear in mind.
In 1 Corinthians 4:2 we are told, it is [essentially] required of stewards that a man should be found faithful [proving himself worthy of trust].
Our Almighty Father knowing He would need us be His hand, foot, and mouth, to physically carry out His will here on earth, has endowed every Heir with gifts, skills and talents to trade with and expand the rulership of His Kingdom, awaiting His return.
Like every Master would hope that ‘End expectations’ will be met, so does our Lord hope at His return.
This would mean His instructions would be carried out as given, Servants would be busy in His absence, serving in peace and love, being vigilant of Cooperate thieves and spoilers. He knows these will not be without challenges, but He has also left the Director of Help and Comfort, His Sweet Holy Spirit to support as many that would go to Him.
Beloved, do we then have any worthy excuse to be unfaithful with the grace and gift He has given us? Not at all! Be encouraged to continue to be faithful with your gift in His service if you have been.
But if you have not been committed or faithful with your gift or role as you should, being alive this day gives you another chance to get it right.
If you indeed desire to hear him call you ‘ His FAITHFUL AND COMMITTED’ servant, then begin to prove yourself worthy of His Trust.
Ask God today for help to stay Faithfully committed!

Monday 18th of October 2021

Servanthood! [Part 1]

Watch therefore [give strict attention and be cautious and active], for you know neither the day nor the hour when the Son of Man will come.
For it is like a man who was about to take a long journey, and he called his SERVANTS together and entrusted them with his property. To one he gave five talents [probably about $5,000], to another two, to another one–to each in proportion to his own personal ability. Then he departed and left the country. ….
Now after a long time the master of those SERVANTS returned and settled accounts with them…
His master said to him, Well done, you upright (honorable, admirable) and faithful SERVANT! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much. ENTER INTO and share the joy (the delight, the blessedness) which your master enjoys….
But his master answered him, You wicked and lazy and idle SERVANT! Did you indeed know that I reap where I have not sowed and gather [grain] where I have not winnowed?….
And THROW the good-for-nothing SERVANT into the OUTER DARKNESS; there will be weeping and grinding of teeth. When the Son of Man comes in His glory (His majesty and splendor), and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them [the people] from one another as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats;
[Matthew 25 : 13 – 15, 19, 21‭, ‬26‭, ‬30‭ -‬ 32 AMPC]
We will be meditating on the above scriptures in parts and look at how it applies to us as servants.
Firstly, we must understand that our coming into the Kingdom of our Father God is not only to be reconciled to Him and become sons and daughters, or heirs of His Kingdom, but to be serving Heirs, standing in as ambassadors of His Kingdom.
We are not to behave like worldly Heirs, seen only as children of one Rich King, who just sit around, behave unruly, brag about their Father’s wealth and power, oppress those that stand in their way, take advantage of the poor and then live lives of sensual pleasures, misrepresenting the Family!
It should not be so with you, O child of God!
You are an Heir gifted to Serve His Kingdom and at the end accountability will be required. If you are not serving in God’s Kingdom today, you must then ask yourself, “Why?” And change the narrative.
Beloved, at the end of this age, it is the SERVANTS that hear the “WELL DONE,”not the idle ones. You can only be called a servant when you are serving!
So today, are you Serving, and WHO are you serving?
May the Lord give you the HEART of a servant and show you WHERE and HOW to SERVE Him!

 

 

Friday 15th of October 2021

Make Christ Prominent!

You yourselves are my witnesses [you personally bear me out] that I stated, I am not the Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), but I have [only] been sent before Him [in advance of Him, to be His appointed forerunner, His messenger, His announcer]. He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the groomsman who stands by and listens to him rejoices greatly and heartily on account of the bridegroom’s voice. This then is my pleasure and joy, and it is now complete. He must increase, but I must decrease. [He must grow more prominent; I must grow less so.] [John 3:28‭-‬30 AMPC]
John was a prophet who was clear about His mission on earth.
Although Jesus Christ was His cousin, He didn’t get too familiar and overstep his boundary of assignment.
He knew and understood he was called to be the FORERUNNER of the Messiah, the one to announce or affirm to the world that Messiah was present and His Kingdom had come to function.
In all that God did through him and with him in preaching the gospel of repentance, He never claimed to be the Messiah, or usurped the position of the Messiah.
Do you know John was older than Jesus, yet he humbled himself to promote Jesus the Christ as the Awaited One, the Son of God?
John did not feel threatened or insecure not being in the limelight anymore since one greater than him, with a bigger ministry and gifting had appeared on the scene, instead he humbly and faithfully stayed in his lane, staying committed to his call and loyal to God.
He agreed to be INSIGNIFICANT, so that Jesus could be PROMINENT and fulfill His ministry.
He didn’t in anyway show he was more knowledgeable, more spiritual or more gifted, he stayed on course, faithful till His end.
Beloved, we have all been gifted, and called to do various things in the Kingdom of God.
Every gift and assignment is important to God and must be used and carried out faithfully, helping each other also to fulfill their own calling.
We must not envy, try to ridicule, covet, pull or put down another so to be in the limelight or take over their assignment.
Beloved, they may not look like it before men, but God who has called them to be where they are is all knowing, and has purposed it according to His plans.
We must learn to appreciate our own gifts, strength and calling, so to use it to glorify God. Let’s not seek to be in another person’s shoes or like another, instead we should strive to be the best we can be with our gift, in the grace of God.
Let us therefore Serve and Serve faithfully where we are, and let CHRIST BE PROMINENT in all we do!

Thursday 14th of October 2021

A Name of Many Manifestations!

He revealed his character to Moses and his deeds to the people of Israel.
Psalms 103 : 7 NLT
I have manifested Your Name [I have revealed Your very Self, Your real Self] to the people whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me, and they have obeyed and kept Your word. [John 17 : 6 AMPC]
I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name. [Psalms 138 : 2 NLT]
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous runs to it and is safe and set on high [far above evil]. [Proverbs 18:10 AMP]
There’s a Wonder about the Name of God!
His Name is one with many faces!
Jehovah honours His Name when exalted!
It showcases God’s character, His goodness, that is what He is like and what He can do.
His Name is manifested when a desiring heart of faith comes in contact with His Word and runs with it.
It’s an immovable Faith that moves God to exhibit His character.
Jehovah manifested His Name to the Old and New Testament prophets and disciples, and even today still manifests the Power of His Name when called upon.
Abraham encountered Him as Jehovah Jireh, for God didn’t fail to provide for Himself a sacrificial lamb at the right time.
At Marah, He introduced Himself to the Israelites as Jehovah Rapha, the one that heals and today He still heals those that look upon Him.
In His faithfulness, He introduced Himself to Jeremiah as Jehovah Tsidkenu, The Lord our righteousness, for our own righteousness was nothing more than filthy rags. Today we have become the righteousness of God in Christ.
He was also known as Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Our Peace), Jehovah Shammah, Jehovah Rohi, El Elyon, Elshaddai, El Olam, The Lion of Judah, The Ancient of days, The Alpha and Omega etc.
Who He was yesterday, He still is today and will remain even tomorrow. He promised when weķ call on Him, He will answer and show us great and mighty things we do not know.
There’s so much to experience in God and with God,
Beloved, How much do you desire to know Him?
Knowing Him is continually life changing!
I pray as you desire to know Him more, that He may reveal Himself to you in His Wisdom, Power and Glory.

Wednesday 13th of October 2021

The Authority of God’s Word!

Put Me in remembrance [remind Me of your merits]; let us plead and argue together. Set forth your case, that you may be justified (proved right).
Isaiah 43 : 26 AMPC
I sought (inquired of) the Lord and required Him [of necessity and on the authority of His Word], and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 34 : 4 AMPC
I will worship toward Your holy temple and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth and faithfulness; for You have exalted above all else Your name and Your word and You have magnified Your word above all Your name!
Psalm 138 : 2 AMPC
The Son reflects the glory of God and shows exactly what God is like. He holds everything together with his powerful word. When the Son made people clean from their sins, he sat down at the right side of God, the Great One in heaven.
Hebrews 1 : 3 NCV
Our Father God does not lie, nor change.
He is a covenant keeping Father, His Word is Him!
Beloved, how do you approach Him?
He loves to be approached on the authority of His Word.
When faced with challenges, crying and complaining don’t bring changes, but boldly approaching His throne of grace in humility, reminding Him of His promises concerning your situation moves His hand to effect change.
He has asked His children to put Him in remembrance of His Word, in other words, we should remind Him of His Promises, stating our cases as we desire to receive of Him.
Beloved, do you think God can no longer remember His own promises that we should now remind Him?
No He does remember!
But do his children, the beneficiaries of the promises know His promises?
How can a believer remind God of the promises he is not aware of, or has not taken time to study?
Knowing the Word of God and His place in our lives build faith and confidence to go to Him.
We know if we ask anything of Him according to His Will (Word), He hears us and does it, so to receive the desires of our heart we must learn to reason with God based on His Word.
There are so many promises in His Word, how many do you know and go before God with?
You need to be rooted and grounded in His Word, so as you remind Him of them, you will be sure to receive based on the authority of His word.
Beloved, Spend time to be acquainted with God’s Word!

Tuesday 12 of October 2021

Continually Praise Him!

I WILL bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My life makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble and afflicted hear and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.
Psalm 34 : 1‭ -‬ 3 AMPC
At all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.
Ephesians 5 : 20 AMPC
Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].
1 Thessalonians 5 : 18 AMPC
Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
Proverbs 3 : 5 AMPC
Beloved, can you really see and understand EVERYTHING happening around you?
Can you really tell WHY it is happening?
Are you CERTAIN what your heart recommends will solve the problem and quieten the storm around you?
The truth is you do not know? No one knows ALL!
No one knows anything except the Lord reveals it.
No one can tell how things can work out except there’s a total reliance on God, who alone causes ALL things to work together for the good of the one who loves Him and is called according to His purpose.
The Psalmist David, says He will bless the Lord at ALL times, and His praise shall continually be in His mouth. Think about it! At ALL times! Meaning in our own times; when it’s all good and when it’s not working out as expected. When there’s a win and when there’s a disappointment. When there’s money in the pocket and food on the table and when there’s none.
When there’s a job to go to and when none of the applications have come through yet.
Do you know why it was so for David?
Because He learnt to TRUST in the power and the love of God for Him.
He understood that lack of food, or the presence of challenges didn’t mean that God had left him nor nullified His love for Him, instead he TRUSTED and BELIEVED all that came his way was not without the knowledge of God, and that The All Powerful God was in charge and turning things around.
So David continually blessed God at all times and praised Him even when situations were rough.
Beloved, whatever you are facing right now, is turning out for your good, and will put a smile on your face. Although you can’t see the end right now,
do not allow the Praise of God be far from your mouth, life itself is not cheap! So Bless Him for His faithfulness yesterday and also for today!
Beloved, you have reasons to continually Praise Him!

Monday 11th of October 2021

The Enviable Fortunate!

Blessed and happy and enviably fortunate and spiritually prosperous (in the state in which the born-again child of God enjoys and finds satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of his outward conditions) are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake (for being and doing right), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven! Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous–with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of your outward conditions) are you when people revile you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things against you falsely on My account. Be glad and supremely joyful, for your reward in heaven is great (strong and intense), for in this same way people persecuted the prophets who were before you. [Matthew 5 : 10‭ -‬ 12 AMPC]
Now who is there to hurt you if you become enthusiastic for what is good? But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness [though it is not certain that you will], you are still blessed [happy, to be admired and favored by God]. Do not be afraid of their intimidating threats, nor be troubled or disturbed [by their opposition].
1 Peter 3 : 13‭ -‬ 14 AMP
That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!
2 Corinthians 4 : 16‭ -‬ 17 NLT
Beloved, may the case not be you are being punished because you are guilty and has done something wrong. If it’s so, then you need to repent and walk in righteousness.
Be aware, O child of God, that Satan your no.1 is out to discourage and silence you through persecutions and sufferings, only because you are linked to the name of Jesus, and you stand for truth and righteousness.
No matter the sphere you find yourself in, men are going to arise in this season to persecute and silence the TRUE church, so they can propagate evil and godlessness.
When you find yourself being mocked and jeered at because of your faith, then count yourself ENVIABLY FORTUNATE and SPIRITUALLY PROSPEROUS, for yours is the Kingdom of heaven.
Never be afraid of their intimidating threats and troubles, always remember the Lord is in it with you, joyfully keep the testimony of Jesus. No matter what you lose here, great will be your reward in Heaven. Jehovah is calling out those with a defiant Spirit of righteousness. Those who will stand against the Spirit of Jezebel and declare they are on the Lord’s side.
Will you stay faithful and be counted in?
Now is the time to Arise and be different, no blending in! Stay focused on Jesus, Hold unto the Cross and do not let go of the eternal Prize!
Be encouraged!

Friday 8th of October 2021

My Soul’s Delight!

Meanwhile, the disciples urged Him saying, Rabbi, eat something. But He assured them, I have food (nourishment) to eat of which you know nothing and have no idea. So the disciples said one to another, Has someone brought Him something to eat? Jesus said to them, My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him Who sent Me and to accomplish and completely finish His work.
John 4 : 31‭ -‬ 34 AMPC
Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, you aren’t looking for me because you saw me do miracles. You are looking for me because you ate the bread and were satisfied. Don’t work for the food that spoils. Work for the food that stays good always and gives eternal life. The Son of Man will give you this food, because on him God the Father has put his power.” [John 6 : 26‭ -‬ 27 NCV]
WAIT and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing]. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy]. [Isaiah 55:1‭-‬2 AMPC]
Beloved, what does your soul delight in?
We all have things that get us excited and give us a sense of joy and fulfillment.
What could yours be?
Jesus got his nourishment from doing the pleasure of His Father, starting and accomplishing His will.
Just like it was in the days Jesus walked on earth, so it is even now.
Many then followed Jesus for food, to fill their hungry stomachs. Today many still follow Him for food and for whatever food may represent in their own lives, that is; sustenance and satisfaction.
Jesus makes us understand clearly, that everything on earth, no matter how good or satisfying it maybe, if it has no ETERNAL value then it’s not good enough. He admonishes us not invest our hearts on things which only but give temporary elation.
He left us an example to follow. If what gave him SATISFACTION was to OBEY and DO His Father’s will, shouldn’t it be ours too?
We are admonished to seek FIRST the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and our other desires will be met.
Seeking First God’s Kingdom is not in mere Words, it starts from our heart and where it’s anchored. If your heart is anchored on Christ, loving and living for Him, then in reality, your joy and satisfaction will be derived from everything linked to Him and His Kingdom.
But if your heart is not anchored on Christ, then things of the Kingdom will not be your first shot or fancy, instead it will be a bother and you will chase after the other passion your heart is anchored on.
Beloved, anchor your heart, resources and Time on that which gives eternal satisfaction. Let living to do the pleasure of God be your only NOURISHMENT!

Thursday 7th of October 2021

Uncontaminated and Unspotted!

For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a SPOT or WRINKLE or any other BLEMISH. Instead, she will be HOLY and without FAULT. [Ephesians 5:25‭-‬27 NLT]
External religious worship [religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to KEEP ONESELF UNSPOTTED and UNCONTAMINATED from the world.
James 1 : 27 AMPC
As for what was sown among thorns, this is he who hears the Word, but the cares of the world and the pleasure and delight and glamour and deceitfulness of riches choke and suffocate the Word, and it yields no fruit. [ Matthew 13:22 AMPC]
Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]–these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].
1 John 2 : 15‭ -‬ 16 AMPC
Do not be shaped by this world; instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect. [Romans 12:2 NCV]
The World seeks to condition the church in the way she should live and think, but the Lord Jesus died for the church, to give her a new way of thinking and living which is not worldly, but godly and heavenly.
The new way of living is of holiness and truth, not in corruption and lust, but in seeking an eternal Kingdom above all that the World can ever offer.
To escape and keep ourselves uncontaminated and unspotted by the world, we must stay clean by the Word of God. The Word of God must dwell in our hearts richly, to possess our hearts, guide our steps, guard our passions and empower us to say NO to all lusts of the eyes, flesh and pride of life.
Beloved, Your mind is a battle ground!
Guard your heart jealously and strive to renew your mind as you imbibe God’s way of thinking; His Word.
What should be important to us is to be heaven ready, to stay UNCONTAMINATED and unspotted at the return of the Lord, and not seek to gain the whole world. Beloved, we can’t have it both ways!
It’s impossible to serve two masters and love both equally! May the hand of grace keep your heart on Christ and ready for His return! Stay UNSPOTTED!

Wednesday 6th of October 2021

Your Labour not in vain!

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].
1 Corinthians 15 : 58 AMPC
Beloved, are you abounding in the work of the Lord?
What exactly would you point out as what you are doing unto God and for His Kingdom?
Unfortunately, it’s not all in the church of God or house of God that are busy for the Lord and His Kingdom for different reasons.
There are those in the Kingdom, who are busy watching others do things for God, while they stand pointing out faults, criticising and discouraging them?
There’s another group who in the past used to serve, but decided to do no more for the Lord and His Kingdom because they felt not appreciated, recognised or honoured.
There are others too who have been hurt, felt discouraged because of accusations, criticism and gossips and have stopped serving to avoid acrimony.
Then there’s another group of people who are just spectators, clapping for others who serve but say of themselves, “I have nothing to offer, no gift, no skill and moreover, I am shy and can’t stand before people to serve.”
Lastly, there’s another group who subtly feel they are too high up there to physically serve in the house of God, so they don’t serve but instead expect to be served.
There may be so many other reasons out there why people may not be doing the work of the Lord, but what does God really want us to do?
He wants us to serve Him! To serve Him using the ability, skills, talents, gifts, resources and opportunities He has made available to us to advance His Kingdom..
He has endowed EVERYONE with a gift and grace to serve, so none is without excuse.
If we truly understand it’s not mere Men like the Pastors, the General Overseers, the Apostles, the Prophet etc we are serving but Jehovah Himself, then perhaps we will begin to appreciate the privilege we have been given to serve the King of Kings. Every child of God would therefore look for avenues and opportunities to use skills, passions, gifts to do the works of Jesus.
There’s no work done for the Lord that goes unrecognised before the Heavenly throne. If it’s therefore noticed, then it’s not useless, or a waste of time or effort. Heaven is keeping record of our services to God, the day of reckoning and reward is coming.
Beloved, be sure you are busy for the Lord, ask Him to show you how you can serve Him to avoid being a spectator. May your gifts make ways for you!
No work done for the Lord is a waste of time or resources! So do something!

Tuesady 5th of October 2021

I AM by Grace!

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and the earth is YOURS;
YOURS is the kingdom, O Lord, and YOURS it is to be exalted as Head over all. Both riches and honor come from YOU, and YOU reign over all.
In YOUR hands are power and might; in YOUR hands it is to make great and to give strength to all.
Now therefore, our God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name and those attributes which that name denotes.
1 Chronicles 29 : 11‭ -‬ 13 AMPC
The earth belongs to the LORD, and everything in it— the world and all its people. [Psalms 24 : 1 NCV]
The silver is MINE, and the gold is MINE, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. [Haggai 2 : 8 NLT]
For all the animals of the forest are MINE, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills. [Psalms 50 : 10 NLT]
You might say to yourself, “I am rich because of my own power and strength,” but remember the Lord YOUR GOD! It is HE who gives you the power to become rich, keeping the agreement he promised to your ancestors, as it is today.
Deuteronomy 8 : 17‭ -‬ 18 NCV
But GOD’S ’s GRACE has made me what I am, and HIS GRACE to me was not wasted. I worked harder than all the other apostles. (But it was not I really; it was GOD ’s GRACE that was with me.)
1 Corinthians 15 : 10 NCV
What does Man really own or have that he should boast or brag before others?
All we have and will have or able to achieve is only because God has allowed it, for His glory and purpose. His purpose is to show His goodness, His faithfulness and even His longsuffering to the children of men.
God prospers the hardwork of His people!
Beloved, everything you need or desire, riches, honour, greatness etc are in the hands of God, and He favours and blesses as He wishes.
His lifting up doesn’t look at faces, but crosses boundaries to bless whoever He chooses.
No wonder the slave Esther was favoured by Him to become a Queen. What of Jabez, Jephtah, Gideon, David and Solomon?
They were not qualified in the flesh to stand in positions of greatness based on their birth, lineage, positions in family or personal strength, yet God who does not discriminate, chose to give them positions of honour among men.
Beloved, God will bring you to your place of greatness in Him, as He had purposed even before your conception.
You are not there yet, but He is gradually building and taking you one step at a time, not because of your skill or wisdom, but because of His good plan and purpose for you.
As you acknowledge, praise and stay thankful to God for where His Grace has brought you TODAY, be assured that EVEN TOMORROW, Grace will also ENABLE you become the PERSON OF PRAISE you were destined to

Monday 4th of October 2021

The Helper of Helpers!

As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, a woman yelled out to him, “Help me, my master and king!” The king said, “If the Lord doesn’t help you, how can I? Can I get help from the threshing floor or from the winepress?”
2 Kings 6 : 26‭ -‬ 27 NCV
This is what the Lord says: “A curse is placed on those who trust other people, who depend on humans for strength, who have stopped trusting the Lord. They are like a bush in a desert that grows in a land where no one lives, a hot and dry land with bad soil. They don’t know about the good things God can give.
Jeremiah 17 : 5‭ -‬ 6 NCV
I look up to the hills, but where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let you be defeated. He who guards you never sleeps.
Psalms 121 : 1‭ -‬ 3 NCV
The Lord is good, A strength and stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows [He recognizes, cares for, and understands fully] those who take refuge and trust in Him.
Nahum 1 : 7 AMP
Call on Me in the day of trouble; I will rescue you, and you shall honor and glorify Me.”
Psalms 50 : 15 AMP
Beloved, when in a fix, where does your mind FIRSTLY run to for a solution? An item ( eg money), man or God?
In the midst of the confusion and deliberation of your mind on what to do next or who to run to, I pray it will occur to you that the first thing to do is to SPEAK to God. Whether it’s a big problem or a small one, as long as it has troubled your mind or given you a kind of concern, then God Almighty is the BEST and First person you must turn to.
Do not wait till you get to your closet and wail out. There and then as you have received the bad news, or have come face to face with the challenge you can make a quiet prayer in your heart, under your breath, before you decide on what to do.
When you learn to act in this way, it shows your trust is solely on God, whom you then expect will direct you on the right path to find the solution.
Jehovah Almighty knows where we’ve placed him in our scheme of events, He also know where we are likely to turn our hearts to, or run to first when trouble arises.
Beloved, never forget Jehovah is the only ABLE helper. He is the HELPER of the one who HELPS!
If Jehovah doesn’t help the doctor, lawyer, your Uncle, Dad or friend, be sure none of them will be able to stretch a helping hand towards you.
Whatever your challenge maybe today, do not run off to that person, go speak to God FIRST with an expectation!
Listen, Jehovah cares and understands! He will take care of the problem, making sure you are not disappointed! So Don’t fail to go to Him first!

Friday 1st of October 2021

Following Jesus is Gain!

So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him. And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?” So Elisha turned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen and slaughtered them and boiled their flesh, using the oxen’s equipment, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah, and became his servant.
I Kings 19 : 19‭ -‬ 21 NKJV
Then Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him. When He had gone a little farther from there, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat mending their nets. And immediately He called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after Him.
Mark 1 : 17‭ -‬ 20 NKJV
“Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life.
Mark 10 : 29‭ -‬ 30 NLT
What has following Jesus cost you?
What have you left behind physically, mentally, socially or spiritually to follow your Lord and Saviour?
Beloved, be encouraged, nothing you have left is a loss, none amounts to much compared to the privilege of knowing Christ, having a new godly life here and the hope of spending eternity with Him.
God is able to give back similarly whatever you have lost. If in your love to follow Jesus, you have lost your relationship with Dad, mum, a child, a friend or business, be assured in God’s love and goodness He will raise a dad, mum, child like figure to stand with you till yours come around and even another good job or business to keep you going.
No matter what you have been blessed with here, don’t be ignorant of the fact that following Jesus in righteousness and truth will also attract persecution, but God’s promised to be with you all the way.
Beloved, rejoice for the grace and privilege of choosing Christ and giving up whatever it costs to remain His disciple.
May Jehovah continue to strengthen your heart to stay on your track and cross your FINISH LINE!
YOU ARE INDEED BLESSED!!

Thursday 30th of September 2021

In Love With Christ?

Since Jacob was in love with Rachel, he told her father, “I’ll work for you for seven years if you’ll give me Rachel, your younger daughter, as my wife.” “Agreed!” Laban replied. “I’d rather give her to you than to anyone else. Stay and work with me.” So Jacob worked seven years to pay for Rachel. But his love for her was so strong that it seemed to him but a few days. [Genesis 29 : 18‭ -‬ 20 NLT]
Simon replied, “Master, we worked hard all night [to the point of exhaustion] and caught nothing [in our nets], but at Your word I will [do as you say and] lower the nets [again].” [Luke 5 : 5 AMP]
Every work which he began in the service of the house of God in keeping with the law and the commandment, seeking and inquiring of his God [and longing for Him], he did with all his heart and prospered. [2 Chronicles 31 : 21 AMP]
Then I considered all which my hands had done and labored to do, and behold, all was vanity and chasing after the wind and there was no profit (nothing of lasting value) under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 2 : 11 AMP
There’s indeed a difference between being in love with someone and just loving someone.
It’s true you can love someone and not necessarily be in love with them.
Jacob didn’t just love Rachel, he was in love with her. The strength of his love for her gave him the desire and passion to give up his freedom and be her father’s servant for the first seven years and yet another seven years. His strong desire to make Rachel his own, made the seven YEARS of servitude seem like a few DAYS to him.
There was no drag or murmuring, He joyfully served for an earthly relationship.
Where our treasure is, that’s where our heart will be also, and passionately we do all we can to be with and keep that which we treasure.
Rachel was Jacob’s treasure and He paid the price to have and keep her for himself.
Only you and God can tell what your own treasure is!
But whatever it is, I bet you are passionate about it and probably guard it with almost all you have.
What could your treasure therefore be? Jesus Christ? Your Salvation? Your Job, children, car, certificate, spouse, family etc?
Beloved, whatever you treasure is, be sure it’s worth eternity and it’s serviced through the love of Christ.
In all of Solomon’s gettings; wives, children, gold, palaces, fame etc, He reviewed all and summed it all to be VANITY!
In enjoying the blessings of God here, let’s not allow our heart fall in love with the gifts of God instead of God himself.
If our serving Christ comes with a drag, complaints and murmurings, does it not show how much not in love we are with Him, our Saviour?
If Jacob could love Rachel so strongly and paid the price, what of us?
Let’s invest our time to passionately pursue our love for Christ and His Kingdom.

Wednesday 29th of September 2021

Focus on Christ!

I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad and my glory [my inner self] rejoices; my body too shall rest and confidently dwell in safety,
Psalm 16 : 8‭ -‬ 9 AMPC
For the love of Christ CONTROLS and URGES and IMPELS us, because we are of the opinion and conviction that [if] One died for all, then all died; And He died for all, so that all those who live might live no longer to and for themselves, but to and for Him Who died and was raised again for their sake.
2 Corinthians 5 : 14‭ -‬ 15 AMPC
For the Lord God helps Me, Therefore, I have not been ashamed or humiliated. Therefore, I have made My face like flint, And I know that I shall not be put to shame.
Isaiah 50 : 7 AMP
We are called to live no longer to and for ourselves as we used to before we came to Christ.
We, as individuals having experienced an inner conviction in time past, consciously made the decision to walk away from our old lives and follow Christ. We were not forced to do so. In the same way, it would also take a deliberate and conscious decision to CONTINUALLY Set the Lord Jesus before us as our Primary Focus and every other thing as secondary.
This is because there are so many things subtly contesting for first attention above God in our lives. We may not realise it, but if Christ is not truly positioned firmly on the throne of our heart, we will set our jobs, children, husband, career etc before us as equally important or even more important when under pressure.
Do you know, it’s easier for a christian to wave off going to the house of God especially on Sundays for work, to rest, attend a social function or do other household chores than to say No to all these other things and be in the house of God for worship, (not in a religious way)?
Beloved, it’s only one’s love for Christ that can determine and control how He or She runs with Him.
The stronger one’s love is for Christ, the more secondary every other thing becomes.
Setting the Lord Jesus continually before us as our FOCUS, and our source of bearing in whatever we choose to be or do will give us a great confidence, knowing we are not only walking in His will, but are firmly secured in Him and would not be moved.
Today, be decisive! Make your face like a flint, FOCUS on the Lord Jesus and His will, and you will be JOYFUL, not disappointed, ashamed or humiliated!

Tuesday 28th September 2021

The Covenant Keeper!

‘Know, recognize, and understand therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, Who keeps covenant and steadfast love and mercy with those who love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations,
Deuteronomy 7 : 9 AMPC
Accordingly God also, in His desire to show more convincingly and beyond doubt to those who were to inherit the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose and plan, intervened (mediated) with an oath. This was so that, by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God ever to prove false or deceive us, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge might have mighty indwelling strength and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before [us].
Hebrews 6 : 17‭ -‬ 18 AMPC
The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance.
2 Peter 3 : 9 AMPC
Beloved, your case will not be different with God!
The grace and favour He has bestowed on those who love Him will be abundant in your life in Jesus name!
Our Heavenly Father is not a respecter of persons.
He already knows who you are, how you are, where you are and what you are going through, but none of it discourages Him. Instead, He is so mindful of you.
Listen, Child of God, many around you may have chosen to pursue things differently, seeking for help in man and other things, while you chose to rely on the Lord Most High as your confidence and refuge.
Do not begin to wonder, why good things are happening in the lives of your friends who have not sought after God, while all that you have asked of the Lord seem far fetched or disappointedly delayed.
Beloved, do not lose hope on the faithfulness of God!
He is not a man that lies nor deceives, but will bring to fulfillment every promise He has made to you.
His Words are sure Words, mediated by an Oath, so it can’t be changed, nor nullified.
Jehovah wants you to trust him confidently on that promise. Yes, there maybe a delay right now, but still it will not come late, for Jehovah is NEVER late!
With God, everything finally comes together at the very right time in God’s calendar and to our amazement!
So be Patient and encourage yourself to continue to hold fast the promises God has spoken into your life.
Always Remember! He is the covenant keeping God!

Monday 27th of September 2021

After Jehovah’s Heart!

God has looked down from heaven upon the children of men To see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks after God [who requires Him, who longs for Him as essential to life].
Psalms 53 : 2 AMP
I have found my servant David. I have anointed him with my holy oil.
Psalms 89 : 20 NLT
And when He had deposed him, He raised up David to be their king; of him He bore witness and said, I have found David son of Jesse a man after My own heart, who will do all My will and carry out My program fully.
Acts 13 : 22 AMPC
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” And Jesus replied to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.
Matthew 22 : 36‭ -‬ 38 AMP
But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
Matthew 6 : 33 AMPC
Many men are registered in heaven and in the bible as individuals that loved and lived for the pleasure of God’s heart, not because they were infallible, but because even in their weaknesses and mistakes, they sought to put God’s word and corrections above self. Think of Enoch, Abraham, Job and David.
Beloved, God is still looking down from Heaven above, hoping to see His family, the ones Christ died for that are seeking Him with all their hearts, after His own heart.
Jehovah testified of David to be one who will do ALL His will (not some) and carry out His Program Fully (not partially).
David had many wives, children, adversaries, other responsibilities, as well as ruling over the Nation Israel and fighting battles, yet God was his No.1.
He was quick to repent of his sins and turn onwards the right way. What of us? What are our excuses?
Beloved, God wills we AIM and STRIVE after his way of DOING and BEING right. It has to be only His way and not ours!
What can be more rewarding as living to please the one who has given us life and brought us thus far?
Nothing! Really Nothing!
Beloved, may Jehovah TESTIFY of you as a TRIED and TESTED SERVANT. One after His own heart and pleasure, loving and following with the whole heart, soul and mind, both in words and deeds

Friday 24th of September 2021

Promotion Via Opposition!

All day long they twist my words and trouble my affairs; all their thoughts are against me for evil and my hurt. [Psalm 56:5 AMPC]
As for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring about that many people should be kept alive, as they are this day.
Genesis 50 : 20 AMPC
The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our forefathers, has GLORIFIED His Servant and Son Jesus [doing Him this honor], Whom you indeed delivered up and denied and rejected and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had determined to let Him go. [Acts 3:13 AMPC]
None of the rulers of this age or world perceived and recognized and understood this, for if they had, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory.
1 Corinthians 2 : 8 AMPC
Who is he who speaks and it comes to pass, if the Lord has not authorized and commanded it?
Lamentations 3 : 37 AMPC
Who has prepared and done this, calling forth and guiding the destinies of the generations [of the nations] from the beginning? I, the Lord–the first [existing before history began] and with the last [an ever-present, unchanging God]–I am He.
Isaiah 41 : 4 AMPC
Beloved, men may choose what they want to do or how they want to stand against you, but your Heavenly Father, the one who sees and decides every end will be your defence and deliverer.
No matter how they rigmarole, tip toeing around you, waiting to laugh and discuss your calamity, their face will be in shock as they observe the turn around and victory God has planned to give you.
Listen, do not lose sleep when you perceive that men are thinking evil towards you, for it’s only what God has commanded and authorized can become reality in your space.
Let men twist your words against you or even recruit and convince weak men to join in with them, Jehovah, who alone overrules will use their gang-up and negativity to advance His course in your life.
They will end up being the agents of your lifting up!
All you can do is Stay on the Lord’s side! When your ways please the Lord, He will cause either your enemies to be at peace with you or take them out of your Space, or even take you to a better place where they will look at you and wonder why they ever tried to work against you.
Joseph was hated, and unfortunately for the brothers, they sold him into the hands of destiny through slavery, where He eventually became a Prime Minister.
Jesus was sold into the cold hands of death through betrayal and He ended up becoming the first Fruit of Resurrection, The Conqueror of Death!
Beloved, may God use every opposition in your life to advance your Promotion today!

Thursday 23rd of September 2021

God’s Glorious Presence!

When Moses came down Mount Sinai carrying the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, he wasn’t aware that his face had become radiant because he had spoken to the Lord.
Exodus 34 : 29 NLT
About eight days after Jesus said these things, he took Peter, John, and James and went up on a mountain to pray. While Jesus was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became shining white.
Luke 9 : 28‭ -‬ 29 NCV
IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.
John 1 : 1 AMPC
And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 AMPC
The Word of God is God Himself, so what can a child of God do without the word of the Almighty.
Every change and transformation we need comes through the power of God (His Word)
The creation came to be and it’s being upheld or sustained by God’s Word.
There’s no man that encounters the Rhema of His Word that remains the same because the Rhema received and applied brings transformation, since it never returns void but accomplishes its purpose.
Similarly, anyone who spends quality time in God’s presence, never remains the same. His glorious presence overshadows the individual like He did with Moses and Jesus.
The kind of presence we carry tells a lot, as in where we are with God and his Word.
Wherever you go Child of God, you may not realise it but you carry the light of His presence which even demons can identify from far.
The more you spend time with God and His Word in obedience, the more you glow.
God desires, we be transformed inside out, carrying His presence and pushing back the works of darkness around us.
How then can we always radiate the Light of God if we do not consciously spend time with Him and His Word?
Beloved, you are powerless and even not a threat to the Kingdom of darkness without the power of God’s presence, and also you can’t be very effective in fulfilling destiny without same power.
So don’t allow your busyness deprive you of the glorious presence of God.
If Jesus sought to be in His Father’s presence, then what of us? Delight yourself in God’s presence.

Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

The Booths Lifestyle!

You must observe this festival to the Lord for seven days every year. This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed in the appointed month from generation to generation. For seven days you must live outside in little shelters. All native-born Israelites must live in shelters. This will remind each new generation of Israelites that I made their ancestors live in shelters when I rescued them from the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.”
Leviticus 23 : 41‭ -‬ 43 NLT
The Israelites left Succoth and camped at Etham, on the edge of the desert. The Lord showed them the way; during the day he went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud, and during the night he was in a pillar of fire to give them light. In this way they could travel during the day or night. The pillar of cloud was always with them during the day, and the pillar of fire was always with them at night.
Exodus 13 : 20‭ -‬ 22 NCV
For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.
Hebrews 13 : 14 NLT
I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me.
Psalms 119 : 19 NKJV
The children of Israel were instructed by Jehovah to celebrate the Feast of Booths (Succoth) yearly, as a reminder of how the Lord delivered them from the Egyptian bondage and made them live in booths on their onward journey to Canaan.
The booths were supposed to be temporary shelters and not permanent ones, because the wilderness was not their end destination.
God in His goodness was always leading and showing them the way, but in their hearts was also the readiness to pack up and move on anytime the Pillar of Cloud or Fire lifted up and moved.
The Exodus story from Egypt to Canaan in real time happened about 1300BC, but even now it’s ongoing in our lives spiritually.
We have been delivered from the bondage of Sin (Egypt), and now moving onward to our Canaan, ie our Heavenly Home.
God leads us by His Spirit and the light of His Word.
He desires we travel light like Sojourners who are only passing through this earthly life to our better Home. Therefore, nothing should hold us down from rising and following the dictates of the Spirit of God when He speaks, and then stop when He says so.
We must not engage in making anything a Mansion or a permanent abode in our hearts in this thoroughfare. Any mansion erected will be impossible to pack up, let go off or left behind when the glory cloud moves.
So in our building, let’s always remember this World is not our home, we are just passing through.
And therefore must live each day as if our last, in readiness to march on Yonder to the beautiful City.

Tuesday 21st of September 2021

By His Grace!

All the other apostles are greater than I am. I am not even good enough to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
But God’s grace has made me what I am, and his grace to me was not wasted. I worked harder than all the other apostles. (But it was not I really; it was God’s grace that was with me.)
1 Corinthians 15 : 9‭ -‬ 10 NCV
… That is the way we should live, because God’s grace that can save everyone has come. It teaches us not to live against God nor to do the evil things the world wants to do. Instead, that grace teaches us to live in the present age in a wise and right way and in a way that shows we serve God. We should live like that while we wait for our great hope and the coming of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Titus 2 : 11‭ -‬ 13 NCV
And now [brethren], I commit you to God [I deposit you in His charge, entrusting you to His protection and care]. And I commend you to the Word of His grace [to the commands and counsels and promises of His unmerited favor]. It is able to build you up and to give you [your rightful] inheritance among all God’s set-apart ones (those consecrated, purified, and transformed of soul).
Acts 20 : 32 AMPC
Beloved, you are who you are only by God’s grace!
You are where you are today only by His grace!
You have what you have in life only by His grace!
It’s God’s grace that has found you, cleansed you and given you a future and a hope.
It’s this same grace that’s working out your life, moving you from one step to another.
Grace will eventually take you from where you are right now to where God desires you to be.
So don’t despise where you are now, it may not be where you have prayed or still believing God to be, but Grace is still at work and your life is one in progress.
To be where God desires you to be you must hold unto the Word of His grace. That’s the very Word you heard, received, believed in and has given you this new life in Christ. The same Word is available to build and enable you to receive God’s wonderful promises as you believe.
God’s grace is His UNMERITED favour that should humble us to live and serve Him in the right way He would have us do. This unmerited and undeserved favour should cause us to be WISE and never take what we have for granted nor abuse it in wilful sins.
Child of God, God’s grace has brought you this far, and is available to sustain you to the very end.
Only with gratitude acknowledge your need for His grace, then tap and walk in it every step of your way!

Monday 20th of September 2021

Trust In His Name!

So when you pray, you should pray like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, may your name always be kept holy. Matthew 6 : 9 NCV
“I have manifested Your name [and revealed Your very self, Your real self] to the people whom You have given Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept and obeyed Your word. John 17 : 6 AMP
and I have made Your name known to them, and will continue to make it known, so that the love with which You have loved Me may be in them [overwhelming their heart], and I [may be] in them.”
John 17 : 26 AMP
And those who know Your name [who have experienced Your precious mercy] will put their confident trust in You, For You, O Lord, have not abandoned those who seek You.
Psalms 9 : 10 AMP
“Because he set his love on Me, therefore I will save him; I will set him [securely] on high, because he knows My name [he confidently trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never abandon him, no, never].
Psalms 91 : 14 AMP
I WILL praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth (recount and tell aloud) all Your marvelous works and wonderful deeds! I will rejoice in You and be in high spirits; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High!
Psalm 9 : 1‭ -‬ 2 AMPC
There’s a name and there’s a NAME!
There’s no name compared to the NAME of Jehovah!
His NAME is holy and is symbolic to who He is!
His NAME depicts His authority, Sovereignty and Acts over ALL His creations.
Jesus, while on earth revealed who the Father is through different manifestations of His Name.
He did so for those drawn to Him, to Love and Trust Him totally.
Because in Loving and Trusting the Father, His mercy, favour and blessings are experienced.
Beloved, your Heavenly Father loves you so dearly.
If you understand and accept this overwhelming love deep within and respond to Him with confident trust and reliance on Him, be sure you will experience His saving Hand when you call on Him.
The Authority in His NAME makes the gates of Hell shiver and our enemies scatter.
You and I are called by that NAME, and we should live to Hallow it.
Do you have confident Trust in that Merciful Name?
If Yes, then rejoice in your seeking Him, for you will never be abandoned. Be in high Spirit and sing the praise of His Name. Soon, you will be recounting and telling aloud His marvellous works and wonderful deeds in your life.
Put Your Confident trust in the NAME of the MOST HIGH GOD!

Friday 17th of September 2021

Not Moved By Death!

I tell you this, brothers and sisters: Flesh and blood cannot have a part in the kingdom of God. Something that will ruin cannot have a part in something that never ruins. But look! I tell you this secret: We will not all sleep in death, but we will all be changed. It will take only a second—as quickly as an eye blinks—when the last trumpet sounds.
The trumpet will sound, and those who have died will be raised to live forever, and we will all be changed. This body that can be destroyed must clothe itself with something that can never be destroyed. And this body that dies must clothe itself with something that can never die. So this body that can be destroyed will clothe itself with that which can never be destroyed, and this body that dies will clothe itself with that which can never die. When this happens, this Scripture will be made true: “Death is destroyed forever in victory.” “Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your pain?” Death’s power to hurt is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But we thank God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. So my dear brothers and sisters, STAND STRONG. Do not let anything move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your work in the Lord is never wasted.
1 Corinthians 15 : 50‭ -‬ 58 NCV
It was by faith that Enoch was taken to heaven so he would not die. He could not be found, because God had taken him away. Before he was taken, the Scripture says that he was a man who truly pleased God. Hebrews 11:5 NCV
Beloved, the ultimate accomplishment for every believer here is to finally make heaven. In which ever way our departure from earth comes should not worry us, for whether we have slept in Christ or awake at His coming, no flesh and blood will enter heaven. We will triumph over death, it can’t hold us down from putting on immortality.
It’s only as immortals we shall enter Heaven and not as flesh and blood, so we must not fear death.
Death has no hold over you, O child God!
What must consume your heart now is giving yourself fully for the work of the Lord with the time left.
Every other thing you do here is wasted, but that which you do for your Master is presented before Him as your WORK!
So, make your Work count while still in the flesh. Give yourself fully to the Lord until your last minute on earth, do not slack but Stand Strong.
If it be death that comes or it’s the sound of the last trumpet you hear, may you be met fervent in Spirit, full of Faith and fully standing in your commitment to our Lord and Saviour Jesus!
Like Enoch, be a believer that truly pleases the Lord while still wearing Mortality, ready for TRANSITION!

Thursday 16th of September 2021

Be Qualified Before God!

And having been set free from sin, you have become the servants of righteousness (of conformity to the divine will in thought, purpose, and action).
Romans 6 : 18 AMPC
For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh and an opportunity or excuse [for selfishness], but through love you should serve one another.
Galatians 5 : 13 AMPC
[Live] as free people, [yet] without employing your freedom as a pretext for wickedness; but [live at all times] as servants of God.
1 Peter 2 : 16 AMPC
But [like a boxer] I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached [the gospel] to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified [as unfit for service].
1 Corinthians 9:27 AMP
How can the Apostle Paul in all his walk with God and zealousness in the things of the Kingdom raise the concern or possibility of being disqualified after he had preached to others?
That very concern caused him to walk in fearful reverence and caution, disciplining his own body, bringing it under check.
Beloved, we must not be careless or presumptuous of our walk with God.
It will not be good in all the years we seriously deny ourselves of everything we could have had but chose not to have them because our faith and the rhe gain hereafter, and then because of just one careless mistake of an indulgence be
disqualified and counted as unfit servants of God, or workers of iniquity on that great day before the Most High God.
The flesh is constantly wanting to drag every child of God down in subtle ways.
Beloved is not that easy for a committed believer to go physically rob a bank, murder someone or public be engaged in obscene things, but what of those carelessly entertained in the privacy of the hurt; lust, bitterness, unforgiveness, lies and other small sins.
These small sins are silent killers and we must be conscious to discipline our bodies not to entertain them in our heart and actions. To do so then,
Never forget you are a New Creation in Christ!
Never forget your end goal which is HEAVEN!
Don’t lose focus or sight of THE PRIZE ahead!
Don’t value the goodies on earth at the expense of heaven!
Don’t hold unto that which is temporal and end up losing sight of the one which is permanent!
Discipline your body, make it your slave!
Treasure your faith and do all to keep it, for it spells out where and how you will spend eternity!
May you by God’s grace do all you can here for Him, and also be QUALIFIED before him on that Great day!

Wednesday 15th of September 2021

The Lifter Of My Head!

After these things, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am your Shield, your abundant compensation, and your reward shall be exceedingly great.
Genesis 15 : 1 AMPC
For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Psalm 84 : 11 AMPC
But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
Psalm 3 : 3 AMPC
Abraham, the man/friend/prophet of God went through many obstacles in his life.
That he was referred to as a friend of God didn’t spare him of life challenges.
If there was any that should have had children early and easily, should it not have been the friend of God?
But Abraham waited for 25yrs to bear Isaac after he received the promise of a son, and the same son was asked for as a sacrifice by God.
After all the trials and perseverance with God, Jehovah remembered Abraham, to compensate him abundantly. He lifted up his head that was down with the shame of childlessness and glorified him as the Father of many nations through his chosen heir.
Jehovah promised to be a shield to Abraham, his firm protection against all that was to trouble him.
He had many oppositions and trials but overcame.
Beloved, the same promises stand available to you.
Jehovah remains the Sun that arises in your life, changing the seasons, bringing the warmth, and causing you to flourish.
He is your shield, protecting your from every seen and unseens arrow thrown at you. He will cause you to arise in faith, hoping against hope to obtain every promise He’s made to you.
He is the lifter up of your head. Where you have experienced defeat and shame, His strength will be made perfect, empowering you to face and overcome your challenges. Your head will be lifted high to gloat over the failed machinations of your enemies.
In the midst of your troubles will you be crowned with glory, for Jehovah will favour and honour you.
The blessings of Abraham are also yours as his spiritual descendant! So today, begin to REJECT the intimidating whispers of Satan, and declare, “The Lord is a Shield for me, my Glory and the Lifter of my head, He has this day become my exceedingly great reward! Amen!

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

Release your burden!

Blessed be the Lord, Who bears our burdens and carries us day by day, even the God Who is our salvation! Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Psalm 68 : 19 AMPC
Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail).
Psalm 55 : 22 AMPC
Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
1 Peter 5 : 7 AMPC
We know the promises of God concerning our challenges, yet we are not cautious to trust Him WHOLEHEARTEDLY, and do as He has instructed us to.
Our Heavenly Father doesn’t want us to carry the weight of our burdens, He wants every pound of the weight to be cast on Him.
Beloved, your Lord God is your burden carrier!
He knows were it pinches and hurts.
Even though He fully understands how heavily it can weigh you down, yet He can’t carry your burden except you invite Him to help.
Every step you take, God’s eyes of compassion follow you, watching and hoping you will take the needed step of courage into the unknown, and let go of your concerns, worries, and fears, bowing before His throne of grace, finally saying, “Lord, I can’t do this anymore, please help and carry this burden for me!”
Our gracious God will never allow His children who come to Him to fail or be disappointed.
Like it’s popularly said, ‘Anything God can not do doesn’t exist!”
So be at peace! Jehovah can handle every challenge He’s allowed in your space.
As you cast your burden on Him, in His grace you will be sustained through the turbulence until He has worked it out and perfected it all.
Perhaps, you have not yet asked Him to help or you have cast only some of the big burdens and withheld the little ones you think you can deal with.
Hmmm! Not God’s way!
Beloved, God wants you to throw both the big and small burdens on Him.
As you do so, He will lighten your heart, show you His salvation and your joy will be full. Try the Lord!

Monday 13th of September 2021

Your Treasure House!

Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life. Don’t use your mouth to tell lies; don’t ever say things that are not true. Keep your eyes focused on what is right, and look straight ahead to what is good. Be careful what you do, and always do what is right. Don’t turn off the road of goodness; keep away from evil paths.
Proverbs 4 : 23‭ -‬ 27 NCV
Either make the tree sound (healthy and good), and its fruit sound (healthy and good), or make the tree rotten (diseased and bad), and its fruit rotten (diseased and bad); for the tree is known and recognized and judged by its fruit. You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks. Matthew 12 : 33‭ -‬ 34 AMPC
Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].
Philippians 4 : 8 AMP
It’s a fact that our thoughts run our lives. You may not have realised that where you are today is as a result of yesterday’s thoughts and speeches. It’s only a matter of time if not checked, a man eventually become what’s dominated his thoughts and speeches.
We are exhorted to be cautious of what we allow in the treasure rooms of our hearts. Once stored, it’s regurgitated at a quiet time to process, digest and assimilate into our being
So a man is therefore his store house! If the store house is full of junk, then out comes junk, but if full of goodies, then goodies will be poured out.
If we think of our beings like trees, we will understand that a bad (rotten) tree can never bear good fruits, neither can a good (sound) tree bear rotten fruit. So the type of fruit borne is solely as a result of the state of the tree.
Beloved, as what we utter is as a result of what’s stored in the heart, so it is with what we do with our hands, and where our feet carry us to. All come from the dictate of the mind, which shoots (an after thought) from what’s stored in the heart.
We must take control and sift through what we focus our mind on. Whether talks, what we watch or listen to, if they are not pure, worthy of respect, honourable, lovely, admirable and as such as listed above, then we must abstain.
If we would be ashamed when what we watch or listen to is aired on a public screen, then even in secret it’s not for us, O child of God!
Do all you can therefore to store only good things in the heart, so not to bear rotten fruit! The grace of God is sufficient, let’s begin to tap into it

 

Friday 10th of September 2021

Thank You For The ‘Not Enough’!

And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
Matthew 14 : 17‭ -‬ 21 NKJV
Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].
1 Thessalonians 5 : 18 AMPC
always giving thanks to God the Father for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Ephesians 5 : 20 AMP
I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalms 34 : 1 NKJV
Did the same Jesus who had seen Nathaniel right under the fig tree even before Phillip called him to the Lord (John 1 : 48) not know there were only five loaves and two fish for a crowd of about five thousand men? Beloved, our God is Omniscient!
So He knew, but He had to train His disciples on how to handle the ‘not enough’ situations.
The bread and fish was so little compared to the need on the ground obviously, but Jesus didn’t become discouraged or upset to murmur or complain.
What did he do?
He took the ‘not enough’ fish and bread, looking up to heaven, gave thanks for it.
In His giving thanks, the ‘not enough provision’ became not just ‘enough’ but ‘more than enough!’
Beloved, there’s no situation we find ourselves in God’s not already aware and able to deal with it.
Many a times, we so panic and worry about our ‘not enough’ situation, instead of remembering how great our God is, and then in our hearts look up and lift up the situation to Him.
It’s easier to be thankful to God when there’s abundance, but the challenge comes when the situation is adverse.
Our ability to give thanks to God in our lack, shows a heart dependent on God, grateful for the little and hopeful that God who owns all is able to make all grace abound, meeting that very need.
Child of God, things may not be really the way you have you hoped it would be right now, but your heart of gratitude for where you are right now, will set you up for where you would love to be.
So today, Lift up your hands in Thankfulness to God and watch those hands come down with more blessings!

 

Thursday 8th of September 2021

He Chose You!

Who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
I Peter 2 : 10 NKJV
Brothers and sisters, look at what you were when God called you. Not many of you were wise in the way the world judges wisdom. Not many of you had great influence. Not many of you came from important families. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and he chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose what the world thinks is unimportant and what the world looks down on and thinks is nothing in order to destroy what the world thinks is important. God did this so that no one can brag in his presence. Because of God you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God. In Christ we are put right with God, and have been made holy, and have been set free from sin.
1 Corinthians 1 : 26‭ -‬ 30 NCV
You did not choose me; I chose you. And I gave you this work: to go and produce fruit, fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you anything you ask for in my name. John 15 : 16 NCV
I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return].
Philippians 1 : 6 AMP
Beloved, why do you let the rating of men cause your heart to sink? Why do you allow their perception of who you are affect your mind?
Child of God, if it was only left in men’s hands, you will never be chosen to be a child of God or called to follow and serve Him in your business, in your job, in your family, or in whatever capacity He has allowed.
Always remember, God Chose you and qualified you and not men! He saw all your flaws, your illiteracy, your lack of business acumen, your stuttering nature, your timidity, your poverty and yet chose you!
Do you know why?
That He may become your ability and glorify Himself through you as you stay obedient to Him. Men may not appreciate or applaud the ‘unfinished you’ in the hands of God, but don’t let that bother you, for Jehovah has the final plan and say.
Always Remember, only God’s Mercy has brought you this far, and He alone knows where He’s leading you to, so stay obedient to Him, follow Him one step at a time and He will finish what He has begun in your life, in your business, in your job, in your family etc.
Do not be discouraged therefore, because of people’s comments and attitudes.
They are men and not God!
Stay obedient and focused on that business as God would daily work to complete His good plan for you.

 

Friday 3rd of September 2021

Jehova Will Deliver! (Part 1)

Jehovah Will Deliver (Part 1)
But [God] led His own people forth like sheep and guided them [with a shepherd’s care] like a flock in the wilderness. And He led them on safely and in confident trust, so that they feared not; but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
Psalm 78 : 52‭ -‬ 53 AMPC
Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’
Isaiah 41:10 AMP
The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. Songs of joy and victory are sung in the camp of the godly. The strong right arm of the Lord has done glorious things!
Psalms 118 : 14‭ -‬ 15 NLT
It was Jehovah who delivered the children of Israel from the house of bondage, and led them onward towards Canaan land, because on their own they couldn’t.
Although some desired and cried out to God to leave Egypt but because of the fear of what the Task Masters could do if they were caught, they didn’t attempt to escape.
But there were also some who knew they were in bondage, yes they didn’t like it but because they couldn’t perceive any better life outside their bondage were they could still be eating cucumbers and lettuce, they preferred to remain in bondage for the little benefit received.
Beloved, it isn’t the will of God you remain in any kind of bondage no matter the gain. He wants you free of all shackles of humiliation and servitude, He wants you to worship Him not from a place of bondage and fear, but from one of freedom and joy.
Whatever you are in, that has held you down, not allowing you to serve God the way you ought to, is letting go today in the name of Jesus!
Beloved, proclaim your Freedom! It doesn’t matter if it’s a physical, spiritual, mental, financial, sickness, relationship, poverty, or family bondage, the Lord will rescue you by His strong right arm. He will send help where you need one, He will cause your voice to be heard where it’s needed, He will release you from every satanic task Master.
Beloved, do not be surprised or afraid, that even when free, the enemy will still pursue to draw you back to its bondage, but that will mean total disaster for him, as the Red Sea drowned the Egyptians, so will every enemy of yours that has refused to let you go or give you peace will be drowned.
Child of Gid, Keep moving, trusting and holding unto God, soon you will see your pursuers no more.

 

Thursday 2nd of September 2021

Satan The Enemy!

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6 : 12 NLT
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.
1 Peter 5 : 8‭ -‬ 9 NLT
So give yourselves completely to God. Stand against the devil, and the devil will run from you.
James 4 : 7 NCV
Do you know even Satan can run from children of God? He runs from those that identify him as the culprit behind all the attacks in their lives, and are bold to stand against him.
Satan, is a deceitful coward, he likes to wear masks, hiding behind people, manipulating their minds to carry out his hurtful acts, and then finds a way to put sicknesses, fear, doubt and worry upon people to discourage them from the godly path.
Beloved, always remember, your enemy is not your husband, your wife, child, Uncle, Boss, co-worker, fellow believer or even your Pastor.
Your enemy is Satan, and you must understand YOU are his main target, and not the weak vessel (person) he is using to attack you.
When you come to the realisation, that you are the TARGET, and his aim is to frustrate you, and in that state steal something good from you.
It can be your marriage, your good health, your child, your job and also your walk with God.
So you must stay alert and watch out for him!
What you must do on your part is to ensure you are submitting to God, to His Word, and to the guidance of His Spirit.
In your obedient submission to God, boldness and confidence will arise in you to resist and rebuke Satan, and then take charge over the challenging situation.
Satan is not moved by our tears, he rejoices in our murmurings, complaining and doubts.
But do you know he quakes when you step up your game and decide to stand in the victory Christ has wrought for you?
Child of God, whatever the unsettling challenge is you are facing, do not quit in it. You can overcome through Christ. Just agree and give yourself completely and consistently to God and His Word, then stand against Satan and watch him run.
You are the victorious one here!

 

Monday 30th of August 2021

Jesus is Truth!!!!!

Then they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and taught. And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!”
Mark 1 : 21‭ -‬ 24 NKJV
When He had come to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two demon-possessed men, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass that way. And suddenly they cried out, saying, “What have we to do with You, Jesus, You Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?”
Matthew 8 : 28‭ -‬ 29 NKJV
If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God…. For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ
2 Corinthians 4: 3 – 4, 6 NLT
What a privilege and honour to know the glory of God seen in the face of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.
Beloved, this knowledge you have you must continue to treasure, guard, grow and walk in. Indeed you have the truth, stand on the truth with your eyes focused heaven ward.
This same Satan and his demons know the truth about Jesus as the Son of the Most High, about the endtime and their own end, yet they have deceived many, calling the scripture false, exalting science above the Word of God and lifting up all the demonic entities as gods, instead of Jehovah.
Beloved, can you see why you must be faithful and persever in your faith even when it is difficult.
God doesn’t lie, all He has said in His Word is true and will come to pass. You must stay conversant with God’s Truth, so that Satan doesn’t deceive nor sway you with his narrative and world’s culture.
Beloved, since Satan knows Jesus is the Son of God, be assured then that this same Jesus is certainly coming back to take you home.
So make a commitment to hold unto your Lord Jesus to the very end, no matter the NEW culture the society is forcing on you.
Stay True to the Word of Truth! Jesus is the TRUTH!

 

Friday 27th of August 2021

Be Drunk In The Holy Ghost!

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6 : 12 NLT
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.
1 Peter 5 : 8‭ -‬ 9 NLT
So give yourselves completely to God. Stand against the devil, and the devil will run from you.
James 4 : 7 NCV
Do you know even Satan can run from children of God? He runs from those that identify him as the culprit behind all the attacks in their lives, and are bold to stand against him.
Satan, is a deceitful coward, he likes to wear masks, hiding behind people, manipulating their minds to carry out his hurtful acts, and then finds a way to put sicknesses, fear, doubt and worry upon people to discourage them from the godly path.
Beloved, always remember, your enemy is not your husband, your wife, child, Uncle, Boss, co-worker, fellow believer or even your Pastor.
Your enemy is Satan, and you must understand YOU are his main target, and not the weak vessel (person) he is using to attack you.
When you come to the realisation, that you are the TARGET, and his aim is to frustrate you, and in that state steal something good from you.
It can be your marriage, your good health, your child, your job and also your walk with God.
So you must stay alert and watch out for him!
What you must do on your part is to ensure you are submitting to God, to His Word, and to the guidance of His Spirit.
In your obedient submission to God, boldness and confidence will arise in you to resist and rebuke Satan, and then take charge over the challenging situation.
Satan is not moved by our tears, he rejoices in our murmurings, complaining and doubts.
But do you know he quakes when you step up your game and decide to stand in the victory Christ has wrought for you?
Child of God, whatever the unsettling challenge is you are facing, do not quit in it. You can overcome through Christ. Just agree and give yourself completely and consistently to God and His Word, then stand against Satan and watch him run.
You are the victorious one here!

 

Thursday 26th of August 2021

Heavenly Sustenance!

THEN JESUS was led (guided) by the [Holy] Spirit into the wilderness (desert) to be tempted (tested and tried) by the devil. And He went without food for forty days and forty nights, and later He was hungry.
And the tempter came and said to Him, If You are God’s Son, command these stones to be made [loaves of] bread. But He replied, It has been written, Man shall not live and be upheld and sustained by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.
Matthew 4 : 1‭ -‬ 4 AMPC
And He humbled you and allowed you to hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you recognize and personally know that man does not live by bread only, but man lives by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 8 : 3 AMPC
Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] RENEWAL of your MIND [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
Romans 12 : 2 AMPC
When many of us think of sustenance, our mind only think of food and maybe drugs, this is because that’s what Satan actually wants us to believe. But God Almighty do not want us to let our heart be rooted in this thought.
This right understanding of sustenance was so important to Jehovah that He had to teach the children of Israel to think differently by allowing them go hungry in the wilderness and fed them with heavenly manna (the provisions of heaven). Jesus during His temptation made the devil understand He knew His sustenance was not on food alone.
Man’s real sustenance is of God in heaven. Whoever the Lord doesn’t sustain can never live, no matter the amount and type of food or medication he takes.
But you know many a times when the doctors have given up on an individual after having tried all to sustain the person through food and medicine and are not able to, then God Almighty steps in, SENDS HIS WORD, heals the disease, and sustains the life.
Beloved, God wants us to RENEW our minds on this, looking up to Him alone that’s in heaven for our sustenance especially in these trying seasons.
As the Rhema Word of God comes alive to you in your challenges, Hold unto it, for it will sustain and pull you through your difficulty when every other physical thing has failed.
May Jehovah send His Word (manna)
to you today and meet your very need!

Wednesday 25th August 2021

Rejoice Not over Another’s Misfortune!

Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; Their foot shall slip in due time; For the day of their calamity is at hand, And the things to come hasten upon them.’
Deuteronomy 32 : 35 NKJV
But you should not have gloated over your brother’s day, the day when his misfortune came and he was made a stranger; you should not have rejoiced over the sons of Judah in the day of their ruin; you should not have spoken arrogantly in the day of their distress.
Obadiah 1 : 12 AMPC
Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall; don’t be happy when they stumble. For the Lord will be displeased with you and will turn his anger away from them.
Proverbs 24 : 17‭ -‬ 18 NLT
Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished.
Proverbs 17 : 5 NLT
Beloved, if you can fight your own battles there’s no need of getting the Lord involved.
But the truth is fighting the old aged serpent on your own means failure, and could get you to also offend God, because man while operating in his flesh never works out the righteousness of God.
Hence, Jehovah Sabaoth, who is the Lord of Hosts, has claimed your battle, to fight it in His own time and in His own way.
What do you do then?
Relax and keep serving the Lord God in truth and continue to share His love with all that would receive it. One thing you must do though, is to put a check on your heart, so not to laugh or gloat over your enemies when the justice of God comes on them.
Beloved, it’s so easy to smilingly say in the heart, “Good for them, they are getting what they deserve” or imply “finally the strouting peacock has become broke or is facing calamity.”
You see, Jehovah sees the subtle smile and reads the unspoken words of the heart. If your heart feels that way towards your enemies, your Father in Heaven will not be pleased.
He will rather have you be compassionate towards them and let Him do the avenging, but you turn His anger of vengeance away from your enemies when you also sin in your heart and speech.
When Edom gloated over Israel at their lowest point, God didn’t spare Edom, so child of God be careful, the heart is very subtle.
Perhaps, you have rejoiced over the calamities of your enemies, repent of it and turn on your sincere heart of compassion, as Jehovah fights and subdues all your enemies, giving you Peace!

Monday 23rd of August 2021

Make Room for Two!

You shall put the mercy seat on the top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony [the Ten Commandments] that I will give you. There I will meet with you and, from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are upon the ark of the Testimony, I will speak intimately with you of all which I will give you in commandment to the Israelites.
Exodus 25 : 21‭ -‬ 22 AMPC
When Elisha arrived in the house, the child was dead and laid upon his bed. So he went in, shut the door on the two of them, and prayed to the Lord.
2 Kings 4 : 32‭ -‬ 33 AMPC
Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and head across the lake to Bethsaida, while he sent the people home. After telling everyone good-bye, he went up into the hills by himself to pray.
Mark 6 : 45‭ -‬ 46 NLT
But when you pray, go into your [most] private room, and, closing the door, pray to your Father, Who is in secret; and your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you in the open.
Matthew 6 : 6 AMPC
The popular song by GUC says, I will make room for two, you and I, Jesus, you are all that matters. Jehovah loves it when we make our relationship with him, special and personal.
In the old testament tabernacle, the Holy of Holies which was God’s secret place had allowance made only for two, the High priest and the Ark, depicting the presence of God. This relationship between the High Priest and God in His glorious presence was kept away from prying eyes that were not qualified to enjoy His glory.
Jesus understood the importance of leaviing all the busyness of the day (i.e of sharing the Good News of God’s Kingdom, healing the sick, raising the dead, feeding the hungry and delivering the oppressed), to enter the Presence of His Father in ISOLATION.
Just like cars and planes need regular refuelling to function, so do every child of God need regular refreshing empowerment by the Holy Spirit to function. This regular refreshing grace is enjoyed through dining in God’s restaurant (presence) just you and Him alone on that table. Yesterday’s grace is not sufficient for today’s challenges, there’s new and adequate grace mapped out daily in God’s presence for every child of God to fulfill given assignments, to win battles and advance the Kingdom.
Any believer that hasn’t learnt to leave all the family, marital, children, business, job or school affairs to go into seclusion and fellowship with God alone will struggle, feel weak, drained, powerless, stressed and unhappy while facing daily challenges.
Beloved, God is calling you to step out from all distractions and make room for two, You and Him.
When you do, you will begin to walk in the Power of I AM that I AM, and then can you say, I CAN DO ALL THINGS ….
Today, Please make room for TWO!

 

Friday 20th of August 2021

Search Me O God!

When King Jehoshaphat of Judah arrived safely home in Jerusalem, Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him. “Why should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord?” he asked the king. “Because of what you have done, the Lord is very angry with you. Even so, there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asherah poles throughout the land, and you have committed yourself to seeking God.”
2 Chronicles 19 : 1‭ -‬ 3 NLT
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs and tries the hearts.
Proverbs 21 : 2 AMPC
I the Lord search the mind, I try the heart, even to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
Jeremiah 17 : 10 AMPC
Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 139 : 23‭ -‬ 24 AMPC
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me.
Psalm 51 : 10 AMPC
Before God, never look at your doings and tick all boxes good for yourself just because your doings seem right in your own eyes. Understand that God doesn’t just consider our outward performances which may receive praises, trophies or even awards from men, but He also considers the motives behind what we do, fortunately which only Him can read.
The actions of a man may be honourable in his eyes, yet displease God!
Jehoshaphat was honourably helping King Ahab in a battle, but in that same good deed he offended God.
The ways of God are higher than ours, that’s why we must prepare and submit our ways before God, asking for His directions.
Again we never know how we will behave in challenging situations until God allows His floodlights to shine in those areas of our lives exposing our weaknesses.
Take forgiveness for instance, one may be thinking, his heart doesn’t have any drawer for unforgiveness, until an offence arises exposing the struggle and unwillingness to forgive.
If we desire heaven, and love God to lead us in the everlasting path, then it would be wise to pray and always ask Him to search and try our hearts, this ensures nothing wicked or sinful is hidden. It’s only when God exposes the thoughts of our hearts, we repent and begin to conform to the image of Christ.
Today, ask God to clean up your heart of all known and unknown hindrances, and renew a right, persevering and steadfast spirit within you.

Thursday 19th of August 2021

Darkness Into Light!

The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.
Genesis 1 : 2‭ -‬ 5 NLT
But you are a chosen people, royal priests, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession. You were chosen to tell about the wonderful acts of God, who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2 : 9 NCV
In the past you were full of darkness, but now you are full of light in the Lord. So live like children who belong to the light. Light brings every kind of goodness, right living, and truth.
Ephesians 5 : 8‭ -‬ 9 NCV
His anger lasts only a moment, but his kindness lasts for a lifetime. Crying may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Psalms 30 : 5 NCV
This makes us more sure about the message the prophets gave. It is good for you to follow closely what they said as you would follow a light shining in a dark place, until the day begins and the morning star rises in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19 NCV
The way of God is different from the way of the World. From the beginning, God had always overshadowed darkness with light although darkness usually takes its stand first.
In the mind of the world daytime comes before night time, but it’s really the opposite with God.
Evening was before morning, and everything about us as children of God take the same course..
We were in darkness before we got born again. We moved from godlessness to godliness, despair to hope, weakness to strength, foolishness to wisdom, from tears to joy, from guilt to innocence, from death to life. etc
Beloved, we are called to live from night to day, unlike the World that’s moving from day to night.
So as we follow closely what the Word of God says, His light would shine more and more into every dark situation of our lives, until the day begins and the power of God rises to manifest His goodness in our lives.
Perhaps you are weeping right now, not knowing when things will change, beloved, the night time MUST shift for daytime to takes its place.
Your rejoicing is NEXT, keep being obedient, staying and walking in the light you have, it will bring the goodness you desire..
May your life ALWAYS reflect the wonderful acts of God, as you DAILY walk in the light of His Word.

Wednesday 18th of August 2021

Endure To The End!

[Some] women received again their dead by a resurrection. Others were tortured to death with clubs, refusing to accept release [offered on the terms of denying their faith], so that they might be resurrected to a better life.
Others had to suffer the trial of mocking and scourging and even chains and imprisonment.
They were stoned to death; they were lured with tempting offers [to renounce their faith]; they were sawn asunder; they were slaughtered by the sword; [while they were alive] they had to go about wrapped in the skins of sheep and goats, utterly destitute, oppressed, cruelly treated–
[Men] of whom the world was not worthy–roaming over the desolate places and the mountains, and [living] in caves and caverns and holes of the earth.
Hebrews 11 : 35‭ -‬ 38 AMPC
There will be more and more evil in the world, so most people will stop showing their love for each other. But those people who keep their faith until the end will be saved.
Matthew 24 : 12‭ -‬ 13 NCV
For you have need of patient endurance [to bear up under difficult circumstances without compromising], so that when you have carried out the will of God, you may receive and enjoy to the full what is promised. For yet in a very little while, He who is coming will come, and will not delay.
Hebrews 10 : 36‭ -‬ 37 AMP
Beloved, how far will you be willing to go to defend and keep your faith?
Wake up! Our Faith in Christ Jesus is under attack in very subtle ways, unfortunately many in the body of Christ are oblivious, snoring away, distracted by many things and saddled with earthly responsibilities.
As it was in the days of old, so is it coming to be.
The world and its system will challenge your belief in God, the strength of your love for Him, and the place of His written word of instructions in your life.
Whose side will you be on?
The Infinite and Great God is already challenged about His creation. What his intent was at the time of creation? How He meant it to be but mistakenly, couldn’t get Himself to fix it but has left it for Humanity to correct His wrong! This is but a lie from the pit of hell! It’s the same old serpent that derailed Eve in Eden that’s working and derailing humanity.
Beloved, you know the truth and are called to be different. Don’t be swayed by evil scientific discoveries and MANIPULATIONS to disregard the GREATNESS of your God. He is GOD above all gods!
The men and women of old held on even in the face of death, you must resolve to do so.
Feed on the Lord’s instruction, take and hide it in your heart and run with it.
Our great hour of testing is so so close, but we will stand, enduring to the very end in the power of God.
Therefore, be resolute! Ahead is your crown of glory!

Tuesday 17th  of August 2021

Trust and Wait On His Word!

I wait for the Lord to help me, and I trust his word.
Psalms 130 : 5 NCV
I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.
Psalms 130 : 5 NLT
Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.
Psalm 27 : 14 AMPC
But if we hope for what is still unseen by us, we wait for it with patience and composure.
Romans 8 : 25 AMPC
In different ways and times, we have had to wait for something.
We have had to wait to receive a mail, to a see a doctor or receive a doctor’s appointment, to receive an offer for a job, a purchased item through courier services, stand in a queue at the till, buy fast food as we drive through etc, and even now we are all waiting for the return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Waiting means expending time which is not easy, especially when the matter is a race against time
But we are encouraged to persevere in our waiting and not give up!
Beloved, are you waiting for something to come your way or a change to happen for you?
Is your heart rooted on the Word of God in your Wait and quest?
If it is, then do not allow yourself to be faint hearted.
Hold unto that Word of promise and do not let go!
No matter what you hear or see around you, do not be moved, stay courageous and stout in heart.
Winners do not quit!
Put your focus on the unfailing Word of God, as you wait be also expectant of the Lord to step in.
Jehovah honours His word, and is not a respecter of persons.
To him that believes, nothing is impossible, and whoever believes with God there’s no impossibility never quits.
Look, your desire may be delayed, but your perseverance will attract God’s divine intervention as needed, like in the case of Daniel.
So as you wait and count on the Lord to come through, be cautious to order your words aright, for you will eat the fruits thereof, and stay busy serving the Lord. Jehovah will show His faithfulness to you!!

Monday 16th of August 2021

Feed On God’s Faithfulness!

Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.
He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.
Psalms 37 : 3‭ -‬ 6 NKJV
Trust the Lord and do good.
Live in the land and feed on truth.
Enjoy serving the Lord, and he will give you what you want.
Depend on the Lord; trust him, and he will take care of you.
Then your goodness will shine like the sun, and your fairness like the noonday sun.
Psalms 37 : 3‭ -‬ 6 NCV
The pressures or challenges in life can bring weariness. The challenges sometimes come so many at a time, without the chance for one to rise up, rest and recover from the previous challenge.
Without the help of God it can be so overwhelming and can weigh an individual down.
At this time what do we do?
Like the Psalmist encouraged, we feed on God’s truth, on His faithfulness.
We must remember how faithful God has been to us in the past, how He has brought us through unthinkable situations, solved problems we thought were impossible, provided when the purse was dry, or bank account was red without any hope of providence.
When our heart remembers who is involved in the boat with us, it strengthens us to trust Him the more, knowing that every storm risen against us will hear God’s voice of rebuke and then calm before us.
As we wait on the Lord to come through, we must continue to do good and serve where we are placed.
Satan would whisper ‘God has abandoned you, why still hold on and delight in Him?’
Beloved, do not stop getting your joy and pleasure from the Lord your God. Do not shift from focusing your eyes on Him. Magnify Him above your circumstance, for when you persistently do, every dark cloud of hindrance will disappear, making way for your desires to come forth.
Whatever land you find yourself in today, whether desert land, dry land, swampy, greenery or flourishing, feed on God’s faithfulness. Be thankful for where you are and for where he is taking you. Same God that did it before is about to do it again!

Friday 13th of August 2021

Christ, Our Huge Investment!

Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” But when the young man heard this, he went away sad, for he had many possessions.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is very hard for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. I’ll say it again—it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!” The disciples were astounded. “Then who in the world can be saved?” they asked. Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”
Then Peter said to him, “We’ve given up everything to follow you. What will we get?” Jesus replied, “I assure you that when the world is made new and the Son of Man sits upon his glorious throne, you who have been my followers will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life.
Matthew 19 : 21‭ -‬ 29 NLT
The above discussion was between Jesus and the rich young ruler. He happens to be a man that put his heart on mammon and again desired it on his relationship with Jesus, that is, in a way having the best of both worlds. Is that possible? Can a man love and serve two masters? Can one love God and at the same time love mammon or what the world has to offer?
One’s love for a thing or person is seen in the kind of priority it gives to it or in the greatness of sacrifices made for it.
If one is not able to internally detach from a thing right from the heart, it will be difficult to give up that physically.
The rich young ruler’s heart was rooted in his possessions hence he found it difficult to part with them, unlike the disciples of Jesus who left everything to follow Him.
They may not all have left some things physically like family but in their hearts were not bound by family from following Jesus. These had esteemed Jesus’ worth HIGH above every and anything the world can offer.
This is exactly where God wants us to be, so detached in our hearts from His blessings on earth and so attached to our loving Him above all else.
Any man that has counted all but dung, and has detached his heart from the world and its goodies has no regrets, because he has actually lost nothing, instead will gain a hundred times more at the return of the Lord. What an investment with a huge gain! Hundred times more! Today, Seek to invest all your heart on the Lord and His Kingdom!

Thursday 12th of August 2021

Be Contented!

It is better to be godly and have little than to be evil and rich.
Psalms 37 : 16 NLT
It is better to be poor and respect the Lord than to be wealthy and have much trouble.
Proverbs 15 : 16 NCV
Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit. In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle.
Proverbs 23 : 4‭ -‬ 5 NLT
Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”
Hebrews 13 : 5 NLT
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4 : 19 NLT
I am not telling you this because I need anything. I have learned to be satisfied with the things I have and with everything that happens. I know how to live when I am poor, and I know how to live when I have plenty. I have learned the secret of being happy at any time in everything that happens, when I have enough to eat and when I go hungry, when I have more than I need and when I do not have enough.
Philippians 4 : 11‭ -‬ 12 NCV
Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.
1 Timothy 6 : 6 NLT
The way of the kingdom is very opposite to the way of the World.
The World honours and respects Riches. It looks down on the poor, because of this men are running after riches with all their might. Some see their self worth through the amount of possession they have.
The young generation are sucked into wanting to be on the Rich people’s list. Due to this many young men and women are killing, scamming, joining cults, performing ritual killings, sacrificing their parents, friends etc to become rich.
To these being rich means big cars, houses, expensive clothes, wine, food and holidays, but it’s not so with God. Unfortunately, the church is equally deceived into believing that the amount of possession one has shows God’s presence and blessings.
Beloved, God knows what you need and will supply it. As you work hard, He will also bless the good work you do. Remember the blessings of God is to bring you closer, more heavenly minded but not more worldly. God knows and sees your heart and motives, and will not give you blessings that will bring sorrow or ruin you.
Wherever you find yourself in God’s plan and Will, learn to be contented and rejoice.
Remember it’s better to be godly and have a little than to be ungodly and be rich.
Beloved, God knows you more and what you can manage, so be contented!

Wednesday 11th of August 2021

 Reflect The Nature of God!

For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue).
By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.
For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence),
And in [exercising] knowledge [develop] self-control, and in [exercising] self-control [develop] steadfastness (patience, endurance), and in [exercising] steadfastness [develop] godliness (piety), And in [exercising] godliness [develop] brotherly affection, and in [exercising] brotherly affection [develop] Christian love.
2 Peter 1 : 3‭ -‬ 7 AMPC
Beloved, we have a heavenly Father who is so mindful of us. He has not left us uncatered for. Before we even thought of it, He provided us with all the blessings we will ever need to live a godly life on earth and serve Him well.
These blessings are received through the knowledge of Him. The more we know Him and obey His instructions, the more we learn and receive of the blessings made available to us every step of the way, so when we fail to be in fellowship to know Him, we will be ignorant of the power and resources available to us.
God has planned it so that with His blessings available to us, we will not be caught up in the traps of Satan. Satan has laid out traps of moral decadence and covetousness, which has enslaved many filled with lust and greed.
Jehovah wants us to use the blessings available to us to showcase His divine nature.
We are not called to be engrossed or focused only in the promises or the blessings God has to offer.
As we become diligent in the exercising of our faith to receive God’s blessings of healing, prosperity, children, husband, job, money etc, we are exhorted to be also diligent to grow in virtue, in christian love, in knowledge, self control, godliness, steadfastness. We are to employ every effort to ensure our lives reflect these. The blessings of God are only but temporal here, but the nature of God developed in us takes us even beyond.
Therefore, Child of God, seek more to be a reflector of God’s divine nature, of which you are a partaker!

Tuesday 10th of August 2021

Follow The Leading Of The Spirit!

If people’s thinking is controlled by the sinful self, there is death. But if their thinking is controlled by the Spirit, there is life and peace.
Romans 8 : 6 NCV
Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.
Galatians 6 : 7‭ -‬ 8 NLT
So I tell you: Live by following the Spirit. Then you will not do what your sinful selves want. Our sinful selves want what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit wants what is against our sinful selves. The two are against each other, so you cannot do just what you please. But if the Spirit is leading you, you are not under the law.
Galatians 5 : 16‭ -‬ 18 NCV
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.
Galatians 5 : 24‭ -‬ 25 NLT
How are you living?
To please the flesh or the Spirit? This is a question to be sincerely reflected on and answered to self.
We see in our day to day an endless battle, between the flesh and the Spirit, both seeking what is contrary to the other and to dominate. The flesh seeks to gratify our carnal desires while the Spirit seeks to gratify our spiritual desires.
The flesh drives towards more ungodliness but the Spirit leads us to more godliness.
The one we submit to determines the actions we take.
Child of God, we have nailed the passions and sinful desires of the flesh to the cross, as we were crucified with Christ. This gives us the power to say NO to sin and refuse it from reigning over us, unlike in the past when the power of sin held us bound.
Today, with the Power of God, when Satan presents His cravings, we can say to Him, “Not in this body.”
Beloved, we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us, not just in physically achieving great things, but also in overcoming spiritual hurdles and hindrances that keep us from being the best we are called to be in Christ.
We must let our thinking always be controlled by the Spirit of God. As He prompts us to walk away from every source or object of temptation, let us obey, for when we do we end up not gratifying Satan’s desire.
Let’s live to please the Spirit and not satisfy the Flesh anymore!

Monday 9th of August 2021

The Best pathway!

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.”
Psalms 32 : 8‭ -‬ 9 NLT
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the backs of fools [who refuse to learn].
Proverbs 26 : 3 AMP
Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more.
Proverbs 9 : 9 NLT
Beloved, do you know the BEST pathway for your life? Of course, no human created by Jehovah knows!
We may think we know because humanly, we have our best projected desires for ourselves, and not seeing beyond self we assume it to be the best path way.
He the creator, knows the destination and best pathway to it.
As parents desiring our children to shine and be the best, have sometimes pushed on our children into our own best pathway assuming it’s God’s best pathway for them too, but not necessarily so.
We see that a lot in their chosen careers and skills. Is it bad to desire the best for us and our children? No, it’s not, but our best should be in line with God’s best, according to His purpose and plan.
Many at times, God is moving us from our supposedly best into his own purposed and planned out best, but we fight it, grumble over it and even disobey it because we can’t see His plan.
Beloved, Jehovah means well for you, and has promised to guide you along His best pathway for your life, and He says we shouldn’t be like horses who are literally forced to comply to His will.
We must understand that walking on God’s best pathway may mean we drop off certain things of our own, like ambition, jobs, pleasures, friends, food etc and then take on new things which we may not necessarily like because it could mean a bit of discomfort and sacrifice.
But at the end, when we have yielded and obeyed to walk in God’s best pathway, we will feel joyful and fulfilled especially because we are walking in obedience to God.
Perhaps, you are at a crossroad, not knowing how to let go of your own will and desire to pick up God’s instructions, I encourage you to choose to obey God in every way, for there’s profit in total obedience.
Obey God’s instructions or directions as given, and you will see yourself walking in His best pathway for your life.

Friday 6th of August 2021

Give All To God!

Give your worries to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will never let good people down.
Psalms 55 : 22 NCV
Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.
Psalms 37 : 5 NLT
casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].
1 Peter 5 : 7 AMP
Things will happen or may happen in our lives that Satan would gladly love to use to ruffle us and steal our peace.
It could be challenges at work, in the neighbourhood, with family, marriage, children, siblings, friends, education, business, money etc.
Listen, before any challenge falls on your table, your Heavenly Father already knows.
He knows you will be concerned about it and if not checked, you will worry and lose your sleep over it.
God would want you to know He cares deeply about what happens to you, and to the things that matter to you.
He watches over all that concerns you, and even that which ruffles your skin is not hidden from Him. Actually He allowed it to happen, because He knows you can handle it in the grace made available to you, and He’s also made a way of escape for you.
He knows the worries of your heart, even the ones you are not able to articulate in words, He says ‘Cast all your cares on Him,’ and He means ALL and not some.
Things are easier when we are able to trust God enough to Cast our burdens on Him, without regrets or looking back.
Once we leave our cares at His feet, we go away feeling lighter, thankful and hopeful, trusting He will lead us in the way we should go.
Beloved! Your heavenly Father doesn’t want you to worry!
Is there anything too hard for Him to sort out?
You carrying your burden and not letting go of it before the Lord is also a way of indirectly telling God, I can do better!
I don’t trust you enough to work it out for me, in the way I desire, and in my own time.
Do you not know that worrying can make one break down physically, mentally, socially and spiritually? So then, why worry and set off on the wrong route, instead Give All to God.
He alone has the solution, and cares for you dearly.

Thursday 5th of August 2021

Faith Wins!

God’s word is true, and everything he does is right.
Psalms 33 : 4 NCV
“The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
Isaiah 55 : 10‭ -‬ 11 NLT
Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
John 20 : 29 NKJV
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
II Corinthians 5 : 7 NKJV
Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.
Hebrews 11 : 1‭ -‬ 2 NLT
We were saved, and we have this hope. If we see what we are waiting for, that is not really hope. People do not hope for something they already have.
Romans 8 : 24 NCV
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
Mark 9 : 23 NKJV
The Word of God is living and active, able to accomplish any task. The carnal man can’t understand the Hows of the Word of God because it can’t be discerned or figured out mentally.
His Word is Him, the Infallible God!
When the Lord gives you a promise from His Word, hold unto it tightly, for it may be slow but surely will come to pass.
All you need is, believe it and in its power! Just like it takes different times (in months and years) for different seeds to germinate and come to fruition, so also it is with the promises of God.
Some come to pass quickly, while some take longer time to incubate and become reality.
Your position is to wait for the fulness of time, keep the final, expected picture alive in your mind and continually confess the faithfulness of God.
When the eyes of your understanding (of God’s ways) is enlightened, then you are able to see those given promises of God that are not yet, as though they were, calling them forth from the unseen realm to the Seen. You can only bring forth to reality your unseen hope as you believe that God is able and willing to keep His Word.
Whatever you are trusting God for today, do not cast away your confidence no matter how long it has taken. Beloved, as you continue to believe, and declare the promise, your hope will soon become your reality.

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Special Utensils!

For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.
Romans 8 : 29‭ -‬ 30 NLT
In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.
2 Timothy 2 : 20‭ -‬ 21 NLT
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 2 : 10 NLT
Make every effort to give yourself to God as the kind of person he will approve. Be a worker who is not ashamed and who uses the true teaching in the right way.
2 Timothy 2 : 15 NCV
Beloved, you are special to God!
He has created you as a special vessel, graced to be used for His glory and for your fulfilment in life.
But Jehovah is a loving and gentle God, He will not force you to accept to rise up to your best given potential, although He will through many loving and sometimes unfamiliar channels try to point you the best way you ought to go.
In this journey of life, He has given us free will to be the best He has called us to be, but it will be our choice to agree with Him and step up to the mark.
It takes a lot of love and denying of self, but the grace from God to do it is already available through His Spirit.
Living a life of consecration, a life of purity is what Jehovah desires and is urging us to do. The Spirit that empowers us to be used for great things by God is a Spirit of Holiness.
God would not ask us to live a life that is impossible to live. It is challenging, Yes! But it’s doable as we lean on His help. Without Him, we can do nothing.
To Him that believes, nothing is impossible, and whatever we desire and ask of Him, He will do.
Let’s begin to desire to be Special Utensils in His hands just like we desire good jobs, prosperity etc, and then ask for His help to live as His consecrated, shining out to His glory wherever we find ourselves.

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

A Face Like A:Stone!

Blessed and greatly favored is the man whose strength is in You, In whose heart are the highways to Zion.
Passing through the Valley of Weeping (Baca), they make it a place of springs; The early rain also covers it with blessings.
They go from strength to strength [increasing in victorious power];
Each of them appears before God in Zion.
Psalms 84 : 5‭ -‬ 7 AMP
Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced.
Therefore, I have set my face like a stone, determined to do his will.
And I know that I will not be put to shame.
Isaiah 50 : 7 NLT
It takes the grace of God and determination for any man to succeed in whatever he sets his heart to do.
Beloved, it takes even a greater determination with the grace of God to continue to walk on the highway of godliness to the glorious city, the Heavenly Jerusalem.
If you have set your heart on walking through that Heavenly gate, be encouraged, for you are one of the fortunate and highly favoured ones, because according to the scriptures, only a few find this strait road and narrow gate to this heavenly city.
Always remember, the road being strait and gate narrow means it has its challenges. At some point on this journey, you will come across discouraging situations, some that will make you even cry and ask, why me?
Beloved, it’s not about you in particular, the challenges are faced by everyone on that godly route. Satan has positioned attacks, afflictions, betrayals, accusations, sicknesses, lack, hardships and all sorts to make you turn back.
Are you going to turn back? NO!
Listen! The Sovereign Lord helps His children on this journey. He empowers and causes us to grow from strength to strength.
This inner empowerment is what helps us to turn bad situations into an opportunity to be thankful. Instead of weeping and beating up ourselves in hopelessness, we choose to rejoice.
Apostle Paul was prophesied to by the prophet Agabus, how he was going to be arrested in Jerusalem if he travelled on. Paul understood what that meant for him, yet he set his face like a stone determined to do the will of God even though it was going to cost him his freedom.
Child of God, you must be determined and set your face like a stone onward to the Heavenly city.
It will bring discomfort but it will not bring shame as you stand before your Heavenly Father.
May the Lord strengthen your heart to be faithful to your calling, and to continue to do His will until you walk through that gate and stand before Him in Joy.

Monday 2nd of August 2021

Jehovah Carries You!

Then I said to you, ‘Do not be shocked, nor fear them. The Lord your God who goes before you will fight for you Himself, just as He did for you in Egypt before your [very] eyes, and in the wilderness where you saw how the Lord your God carried and protected you, just as a man carries his son, all along the way which you traveled until you arrived at this place.’
Deuteronomy 1 : 29‭ -‬ 31 AMP
“Listen to Me,” [says the Lord], “O house of Jacob, And all the remnant of the house of Israel, You who have been carried by Me from your birth And have been carried [in My arms] from the womb, Even to your old age I am He, And even to your advanced old age I will carry you! I have made you, and I will carry you; Be assured I will carry you and I will save you.
Isaiah 46 : 3‭ -‬ 4 AMP
He will protect His flock like a shepherd, He will gather the lambs in His arm, He will carry them in His bosom; He will gently and carefully lead those nursing their young.
Isaiah 40 : 11 AMP
Beloved, no one can care and love you like Jehovah!
The best Father to the fathered and to the fatherless!
He never leaves us to drown in our challenges, He answers our cry for help and helps us through.
When Israel was on their way to possess Canaan, the news of the giants in Canaan land so terrified them and made them unwilling to go on to possess it.
Moses had to remind them of Jehovah’s goodness, how He had carried them through the wilderness like a Father carries his child.
We know Dads usually carry their children in their arms when they are feeling sick, scared or tired, not strong enough to walk on their own.
Sometimes the challenges of life can get us to a point where we are really tired, weary and discouraged, not able to carry on. Beloved, at this time your Father is carrying you in His arms.
Do you feel all alone in the valley of hopelessness, with a wounded heart, depleted strength and not able to raise your head? Your heavenly Father hasn’t left you alone, He is carrying you through it.
Right now, you may not be feeling His presence, but He’s never left you, His arms are around you and He will carry you through the situation.
Trust and call unto your Heavenly Father, for as He guided and carried Israel through all their wilderness experience, so will He guide and carry you out of the situation. You are not alone! You are not abandoned! There’s no one that trusts in Him that He puts to shame, so certainly He is carrying you in His bosom to a better place.
So Hold unto Him as He carries you through it all !

Friday 30th of July 2021

Deserve Good, Do Good!

…So then, whatever you desire that others would do to and for you, even so do also to and for them, for this is (sums up) the Law and the Prophets.
Matthew 7 :12 AMPC
Jehovah’s kind thoughts towards us are obvious and are never in doubt.
It’s only the mortal CARNAL man that is selfish and would naturally be of no good to another except himself, but the regenerated man, having the mind of Christ can think good thoughts towards others and hold it out.
We are encouraged as children of God to do to others as we would love them do to us.
Learning from Andy who lives in London, he is Portugese, but married to an Angolan lady. He consciously got his family to always speak English whenever his wife was in their midst so she never feels out of place. Andy did understand how it is for someone to feel secluded because of language barrier, so he managed it well as his wife began to also learn his language, he ensured his spouse felt like part of his family exactly the way he would have loved to feel with her own family.
There are subtle areas we would look into to consciously learn to do unto others as we would love to be treated.
* To sincerely love and take care of other people’s children well at the absence of their parents as we would love ours to be loved and cared for in our absence, whether house helps or relatives.
* Someone’s item in your possession. You handle it with care like you would like yours handled.
* When you borrow money from someone, ensure you payback as you have promised, like you would like promises made to you kept.
* Treat and speak to another with uttermost respect like you would like to receive.
* Return all picked up lost or misplaced money, wallet, passport or phone belonging to another to the appropriate quarters like you would like yours returned and not kept for self when picked up.
* Do not gossip about another person’s business or betray another’s trust like you would like yours private.
* Do not mock or run another down as you would hate that done to you.
* Do not plan to hinder another person’s progress like you love yours not be hindered, instead help another climb up the progress ladder.
* As a staff, be diligent in another man’s business, so that others will not play truancy in yours when it comes..
Beloved, let’s be CAUTIOUS to always MEAN good and do good to other people from today, so that in our own season we will also experience good deeds!

Thursday 29th of July 2021

“But if you LOVE those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
And if you DO GOOD to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.
And if you LEND to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back.
But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High.
For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.
Luke 6 : 32‭ -‬ 35 NKJV
Isn’t it just easier to love those who love us and more challenging to love those who do not love us?
One would think, why love one who doesn’t appreciate your love or deserve it then?
There are many reasons that may justify showing love only to those who love us, but God’s undeserving love towards us has taught us the opposite.
God loved us even when we were living in disobedience, and not wanting to have anything to do with Him, nor acknowledge Him as God.
His merciful love brought us to the point where we can now be called the beloved of the Lord.
We are to love in same manner every time we are opportuned, that is to show love to those who haven’t loved us, and do good to those who haven’t been good to us.
In the world, men relate based on status, they party and invite only their rich friends who will in turn invite them to theirs, or do them a favour when needed. It’s only when it’s termed a charity event you see the rich being in such a close association with the poor, as a PR stunt.
For you child of God, it’s different!
We are admonished to help others without expecting a payback and not because they can pay us back.
Also when we have the privilege to hold back the paycheck or score a point against those that have in the past cheated us, or denied us of our right, or even planned to hurt us, we are encouraged by the Word of God to do them good.
The difference between you and those who have hated you in the past is only manifested when you do what they were not able to do for you.
They expect hate from you, but you choose to love them. They expect an evil payback, but you do them good and they expect you to turn your back and not lend to them, but you help them out.
Your good actions justify you are indeed a child of the Most High God and GREAT will be your reward from your Heavenly Father.
So be good, don’t let anyone corrupt your goodness!

Wednesday 28th of July 2021

Run To Win!

Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing.
1 Corinthians 9 : 24‭ -‬ 26 NLT
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.
Proverbs 24 : 16 NLT
Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; When I fall, I will arise; When I sit in darkness, The Lord will be a light to me.
Micah 7 : 8 NKJV
When people’s steps follow the Lord, God is pleased with their ways. If they stumble, they will not fall, because the Lord holds their hand.
Psalms 37 : 23‭ -‬ 24 NCV
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
Hebrews 12 : 1 NLT
In a real life race, a great athlete can run a perfect race, that is, no stumbling, no falling over and even beat an already set record time, but it’s not same in the Spiritual race of life.
Everyone is on this spiritual race to eternity, whether one realises it or not, unfortunately because of our human imperfections we make mistakes while running.
Some of our mistakes can be oversights and innocent, likened to stumbling and falling over, while some are deliberate sinful indulgences.
Again, we may stumble over things without falling flat on the ground, regaining our balance quickly, but there are times we really fall face down on the floor.
Which ever one it is, a good athlete doesn’t remain on that spot, he tries to pick up, drags himself or even hops his way to the finish line. So we should also do in our spiritual race of life
Beloved, that you have made a mistake or sinned is one thing but remaining in it can cause you the FINISH line.
Running a finished race is what we should strive for and a perfect race is a great achievement too, but do not let yourself not to cross the FINISH line because you sinned and fell.
Crossing the finish line is the ultimate!��‍♀️��‍♂️��
Stay focused on that line, looking and holding unto God, disciplining your body to conform so that it doesn’t disqualify you or prevent you from reaching the mark.
Do not also allow guilt from Satan hold you down, be determined rather, to lose an arm, an eye or your possessions if need be, to keep your salvation.
Run to win! Winning is crossing the finish line to spend eternity with Christ!����

Tuesday 27th of July 2021

Music In Your Heart!

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
Proverbs 4 : 23 NLT
But the words you speak come from the heart—that’s what defiles you. For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander. These are what defile you. Eating with unwashed hands will never defile you.”
Matthew 15 : 18‭ -‬ 20 NLT
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Colossians 3 : 16 NKJV
Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts.
Ephesians 5 : 18‭ -‬ 19 NLT
Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises.
James 5 : 13 NLT
The heart is the power house of a human being, out of it flows the issues of life.
What’s in the heart determines the course of one’s life, that’s why we are admonished to guard our hearts above all else.
Ephesians 5: 18 – 19 tells us we are to make music in our hearts to the Lord.
Yes! Our heart is therefore a form of musical gadget with which can make music, raise psalms, hymns and spiritual songs of praise to the Lord.
Satan knows well how glorious our lives would turn out to be if we consciously guard our hearts against the wrong things, ensuring that out of it flows only grace, love, peace etc
Beloved our hearts are not meant for bitterness, envy, adultery, sexual immorality and other things that stem up from evil thoughts that encroach the heart.
No one can guard your heart for you, except you!
We can cheat in every area but not with the heart for it sure delivers what is stored within.
So it’s what you input it outputs, garbage in garbage out, godliness in godliness out, and each output aligns our body to perform as dictated by it.
Is a man not as he thinks?
Beloved, what do really want to take out of this life?
Whatever choice you make must start from the cautious steps you take to safeguard the state of your heart. As you let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, you will notice at trying times rather than murmur, puff and loose curses flow from your mouth, your heart will offload into your mouth those words of praise, faith, peace and hope stored therein.
Start today to make music in your heart to the Lord both in the good and bad times, and you will see the course of your life become God’s MOULD for the world to see, admire and desire. #Musicalheart!

Monday 26th of July 2021

Except The Lord!

If the Lord doesn’t build the house, the builders are working for nothing. If the Lord doesn’t guard the city, the guards are watching for nothing.
Psalms 127 : 1 NCV
Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them. But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God. He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He keeps every promise forever.
Psalms 146 : 3‭ -‬ 6 NLT
This is what the Lord says: “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord. They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live in the barren wilderness, in an uninhabited salty land.
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.
Jeremiah 17 : 5‭ -‬ 8 NLT
Imagine having worked so hard, planning and building a house all for it to collapse, leaving you without a house and a huge waste of time and resources.
Many people’s lives can be said to be in a cycle of nothingness because God has never been at the centre. For some individuals, from planning to the execution of their projects, God is not involved or consulted until failure is experienced.
It’s so easy to shift our confidence from God to other things while still thinking we are truly dependent on God.
A man that has enough money in the bank may hardly remember to involve God in little things like food and clothing, but that man who has to joggle with his little income knows well to ask and depend on God for food and his bills to be paid.
Someone that’s connected to the high and mighty may forget to ask God for the provision of a good job or business contacts because his confidence will be in his association.
Listen, although we may be privileged with those contacts and connections, we must never forget these are mere humans, helpless to us without a YES from our God.
Child of God, your financial privileges will yield much only with God at the centre. Don’t cast away your confidence in God and put it on any other thing.
Except God helps you to build your house, maintain your job, pass your exams, protect your children and marriage, and keep you alive, every other effort will be fruitless.
Today, check your heart and be sure your confidence is ONLY in God, who alone opens the door and blesses all your privileges.

Friday 23rd of July 2021

Not For Food!

Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey his commands. Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 8 : 2‭ -‬ 3 NLT
Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or HUNGRY, or DESTITUTE, or in danger, or threatened with death?
Romans 8 : 35 NLT
So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than THESE?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”
John 21 : 15 NKJV
The remarkable thing that happens to a born again child of God is that his transformation begins firstly inward then outward. As the reborn Spirit of the believer yields to the influence and leading of the Holy Spirit, his character, attitude, desires, aspirations and values begin to change.
Through God’s words, prayers, obedience and fellowshipping with other believers, we get detoxed of wrong values. God desires we get rid off the values and system of the world embedded within us having been a part them, because they go contrary to the new life in Christ, His values and Word.
The world’s system is the very opposite of what God’s Kingdom stands for, so both cannot mix. God’s purpose for man on earth is so man would solely live for His will and glory, but in the world’s view, man is on earth to live for himself and advance his own course.
As the world teaches us to value and put SELF first, to seek for food, possessions and all that it has to offer, the Almighty God teaches us instead to seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and then watch Him add to us every needed essential for our enjoyment.
He wants us to be focused on obeying Him no matter the condition, that is, with or without food or all those possessions we will still love and follow Him.
Do you know nothing can separate Christ from loving you? But are there things that if you don’t have will stop you from loving and following Him as you are doing today, things like food, job, spouse, children, a car, a house, healing and any other essentials?
May the Lord encourage your heart to seek to live by every word that comes from His mouth.

Thursday 22nd of July 2021

Be Battle Ready!

When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even though that was the shortest route to the Promised Land. God said, “If the people are faced with a battle, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” So God led them in a roundabout way through the wilderness toward the Red Sea. Thus the Israelites left Egypt like an army ready for battle.
Exodus 13 : 17‭ -‬ 18 NLT
Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses.
1 Timothy 6 : 12 NLT
Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. “For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay. And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.” But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.
Hebrews 10 : 36‭ -‬ 39 NLT
God knew Pharaoh would later regret letting the children of Israel go. He knew the Egyptian soldiers will pursue after the Israelites to frighten, fight and force them back into bondage. He also knew there would be some other threats of war made at them by other nations on their way to the Promised land.
So God in His goodness thought to prepare their hearts for battle. It was better to fight to stay on track to the promised land than to run back to Egypt out of fear of death or of engaging in a battle.
The Lord God did not spare them the longer route, He made sure they went the roundabout way through the wilderness to be battle ready.
They fought on, persevered until they possessed Canaan.
In same manner, we have left the old life of sin and death into eternal life in Christ. Is satan happy? No!
He will pursue us to make sure we do not move on but return to our old lives of sin, but by the grace of God we have kept on and will continue to march on.
We are not yet in the Canaan (Heaven) prepared for the children of the Most High, but enroute.
There will be so many challenges on our way, which Satan has positioned to frighten or discourage us from moving onward, but the Lord expects us to resist every temptation to go back to the Old life, rather FIGHT the GOOD FIGHT of faith, push on and keep going by His grace until we get to our promised land (Heaven).
Beloved! You have left the Egyptian sin and bondage now, keep your eyes on the PRIZE.
No drawing back, no denouncing Christ and no compromise of any kind. You have come too far to look back or quit. We will not be like Lot’s wife who looked back at Sodom and Gomorrah and became a pillar of salt.
The Lord is our help, so be battle ready! Whatever it will take in righteousness, we will not miss HEAVEN!
Amen!

Wednesday 21st of July 2021

Contrite Heart He Requires!

“Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness (right standing with God), Who seek and inquire of the Lord:
Look to the rock from which you were cut And to the excavation of the quarry from which you were dug. Look to Abraham your father And to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain;
For I called him when he was but one, Then I blessed him and made him many.”
For the Lord will comfort Zion [in her captivity];
He will comfort all her ruins.
And He will make her wilderness like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the Lord;
Joy and gladness will be found in her, Thanksgiving and the voice of a melody.
Isaiah 51 : 1‭ -‬ 3 AMP
But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, And my Lord has forgotten me.” “Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.
Isaiah 49 : 14‭ -‬ 16 NKJV
The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God. Look with favor on Zion and help her; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
Psalms 51 : 17‭ -‬ 18 NLT
Is God not able to revisit and rebuild the broken walls of our lives?
Is He not willing to restore all the ruins and devastations by satanic locusts in our lives?
All He has required is a repentant and willing heart that would let go of the ME desires and would let God have His way.
We must remember from where He has brought us, from hopelessness into a great Hope in Christ.
He gave His only Son for our salvation, what more can He not give?
If He was able to lovingly call out our Father Abraham from his land, and turn him into a Father of many nations, then certainly He knows where we are and what we are going through.
What He did for father Abraham, He can and will do for us.
A genuine broken and believing heart will touch the heart of God to begin to turn things around.
We must look at where we are getting it wrong and turn away from it.
Jehovah is full of love and mercy, He will not abandon us, but our sins have led us away from Him.
Its time to let Him rebuild our broken walls, nurse us more than a nursing mum would, cleanse our wounds, heal our hurts and replenish our strength through His word and by His Spirit.
Let’s cry out in repentance today, forsaking our SELF CENTRED ways! As you do, Mercy and Grace will rise up to help rebuild your broken walls!

Tuesday 20th of July 2021

Hope For Restoration!

Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days. The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses. Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy! The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon. There the Lord will display his glory, the splendor of our God.
Isaiah 35 : 1‭ -‬ 2 NLT
“But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
Isaiah 43 : 18‭ -‬ 19 NLT
The Lord who made you and helps you says: Do not be afraid, O Jacob, my servant, O dear Israel, my chosen one. For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children. They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on a riverbank.
Isaiah 44 : 2‭ -‬ 4 NLT
The Lord had given His promises of restoration to the nation of Israel through His prophet Isaiah.
When Israel was taken away from the land of their ancestors into captivity because of their sins, the land became a desert land. But in God’s faithfulness as they were returned to the land in 1948 to become a nation again, Jehovah restored as He had promised the desert parched land to a flourishing land and nation, who is now known for exporting agricultural produce. Only God could have done such a miracle!
Our lives in our struggles, without God’s help is likened to a desert land. Although a desert land, but a miracle waiting to happen in the merciful hands of God who never fails at His Words.
As you believe and seek from God an open heaven, a touch from Him, the outpouring of His Spirit of grace and love in your life, every dormant situation will be revived in the power of God.
It doesn’t matter how parched or dry your situation is, His promise of abundance of flowers, singing and joy will not elude you. The rain of His goodness will visit and break up all the dryness, causing your life to blossom with greenness and beauty.
He will make a pathway for the river of His favour to flow around you. He will quench your thirst and water all the uncultivated areas of your life.
Your flourishing will not be hidden for the glory and splendour of God will cause you to stand out.
Forget the past, walk in obedience to the call of God and embrace your new season of restoration.
The rain of the Holy Ghost is falling, yield yourself as a willing vessel for His glory.
It’s time to blossom, no more parched lands!
Go for it in the Spirit of love and obedience to God!

Monday 19 of July 2021

Loyal Obedience!

Happy are those who live pure lives, who follow the Lord’s teachings.
Happy are those who keep his rules, who try to obey him with their whole heart.
They don’t do what is wrong; they follow his ways. Lord, you gave your orders to be obeyed completely. I wish I were more loyal in obeying your demands. Then I would not be ashamed when I study your commands.
When I learned that your laws are fair, I praised you with an honest heart. I will obey your demands, so please don’t ever leave me.
How can a young person live a pure life?
By obeying your word. With all my heart I try to obey you. Don’t let me break your commands.
I have taken your words to heart so I would not sin against you.
Psalms 119 : 1‭ -‬ 11 NCV
Do you know how happy and at peace one feels knowing that he/she is following God wholeheartedly?
Following God wholeheartedly doesn’t mean genuine mistakes will not be made, but it does mean the heart is steadied with joy and confidence in God.
The above scriptures tell us happiness comes when one tries to obey God wholeheartedly. It’s so easy to have a divided heart or loyalty towards God, because that’s what Satan incites our flesh to crave for, a little bit here and a little bit there.
A little bit of a here and there doesn’t bring us to where our spirit actually desires us to be with God, neither does it bring us to the level and promises God has in store for His own.
When David realised the blessings that come from living a pure life before God, he decided to fashion his life accordingly. This meant obeying God’s word.
He may have had his struggles with obedience but he came to terms with the fact that God gave his orders to be COMPLETELY obeyed and not for partial obedience or a pick and choose obedience.
It wasn’t enough for David just to desire to live a pure and obedient life, he went a step further.
Since all good and bad actions start from the heart, he decided to take the word of God to heart.
He wasn’t just going to know the written letter of God’s words or instructions, he took it to heart, meditated on it to understand it, allowed his thinking to be affected by it thereby leading him to be totally obedient to God.
The same should apply to every child of God. The Word of God is fair, full of beautiful promises but our obedience to God will harness the fruits there of.
Nothing more can make you beautiful, peaceful and joyful than a wholehearted following of God.
Your loyalty to Jehovah is shown through your obedience to Him.
Today, commit His words to your heart that you may live a pure life, obeying him wholeheartedly.
Go back to self studying of the word of God, with the heart to obey

Friday 16th of July 2021

My Enemies Will Fall!

I was in trouble, so I called to the Lord. The Lord answered me and set me free. I will not be afraid, because the Lord is with me. People can’t do anything to me. The Lord is with me to help me, so I will see my enemies defeated.
Psalms 118 : 5‭ -‬ 7 NCV
The Lord will help you defeat the enemies that come to fight you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will run from you in seven directions.
Deuteronomy 28 : 7 NCV
When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.
Psalms 27 : 2‭ -‬ 3 NLT
The Lord is with me to help me, so I will see my enemies defeated.
Psalms 118 : 7 NCV
One would wonder, how can a believer speak about having enemies? As children of God, the nature of God in us is such that would not allow us go make enemies, instead it seeks and makes peace.
Unfortunately, it’s not only the Spirit of God, who is also the Spirit of peace that rules in the heart and lives of individuals. The spirit of Satan also is the spirit of chaos, dissensions, hatred, malice, envy and of all sorts of evil. He governs the hearts of unbelievers. Satan thrives only when these evil vices are at work, so a believer unknowingly may just be getting on with life as usual, while Satan incites someone to dislike or despise him because of how good he looks or the type of car he drives.
We all have seen and unseen enemies, that take their cue from Satan. Sometimes they shake, bark and harass us with troubles, accusations and threats.
But child of God, do not be moved! Be confident, Jehovah has your back.
We are admonished above not to be afraid of what the enemies think or wish to do, because God is with us.
Having God with us means we will see the defeat of our enemies.
Certainly, they will attack in one way, but they will flee in shame in seven directions looking for hiding places.
It doesn’t matter whether your enemies are physical or spiritual, only be confident that God who is your defence will fight and defeat them.
Their ranting against you, will lead to their stumbling.
Do not be moved by their height, size, status or positions, you are the apple of God’s eyes and He will shield you from their poking.
With your eyes you will see the downfall of your enemies and the reward of the wicked.
Be not afraid, the Lord is your help and sure victory!

Thursday 15th of July 2021

My End Is Great!

Though your beginning was insignificant, Yet your end will greatly increase.
Job 8 : 7 AMP
As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me. Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.
Micah 7 : 7‭ -‬ 8 NLT
If any nation comes to fight you, it is not because I sent them. Whoever attacks you will go down in defeat.
Isaiah 54 : 15 NLT
God will do what is right. He will give trouble to those who trouble you.
2 Thessalonians 1 : 6 NCV
Satan your enemy will do his best to keep you down and eventually kill you but he HAS FAILED!
He steps out subtly to use issues, situations, families, colleagues, needs, etc to buffet you.
Does he not seek to steal and destroy you and all that belongs to you?
He chooses to destroy your mind by swarming it with lies likes bees, telling you how useless and hopeless you are. He tells you how you have failed and can not achieve even the simple things your mates or the people you think you are better than have achieved. He whispers because of your shortcoming you are not good enough, so no man or woman would want to marry or settle with you for life. He says you can only be a second best to so so and so.
Child of God, what is Satan trying to do to you with all those words? Nothing more than to destroy your mind, steal your peace, weaken and tie you up in a corner.
All he has whispered are lies! Those are not God’s declarations over you! Firstly! You are not a failure but a winner according to God’s good plan ordained even before your conception. All you need do is let God handle things in his way, quit insisting on your ways and plans. PATIENTLY allow God, work your life out as you walk in obedience to his instructions.
Always remember every one is different, on different assignments, with different gifts and on different timings as planned out by God who has made you the best in who you are called to be, so don’t compare your journey with another’s. Do you know the one that may seem to be making it or winning in your own judgement could be walking in disobedience with God? So you stay right in there, obedient to God.
At the end, all those situations that were hostile to you, bringing you down will be no more because you have chosen to stand with God, on His words and do things His way.
Jehovah will surely trouble all those that have troubled your mind, your body and your peace.
He will lift you up and bring you to a place of victory.
You may seem small and insignificant now, but yours is a great story that will never be forgotten!
Stay in there and stand with God, your sun is rising!

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

Joyful through Circumstances!

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
Isaiah 55 : 8 NLT
Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”
Hebrews 10 : 38 NKJV
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29 : 11 NLT
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5 : 16‭ -‬ 18 NLT
Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything.
2 Corinthians 6 : 10 NLT
….. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!”
Nehemiah 8 : 10b NLT
He gives me new strength. He leads me on paths that are right for the good of his name.
Psalms 23 : 3 NCV
Do you know our Heavenly Father has beautiful plans for us?
Even though His plans for us are great, He never tells us fully how, and when we will experience the fruition of these plans.
It’s like someone naming your expected destination without letting you know how you will get there, the routes and turns to take, although He has promised to guide and lead the way.
Because Jehovah is a loving God, and his thoughts towards us are never for disaster or to hurt us, it will be wise to trust His leadership and judgement totally, since He alone knows the best way and right time for every event.
The journey of life is not consistently on a smooth, comfy road, sometimes the road is bumpy, sandy, rocky, muddy, lonely, and uncomfortably problematic. An uncomfortable journey can drain one’s energy, hope and desire to push on.
Remembering we are not on our own, but are led and accompanied by Jehovah’s presence should keep afresh in our minds that God’s beautiful plan will eventually come.
Therefore, we choose not to sorrow or be gloomy, instead we remain joyful. Our choice to be JOYFUL not withstanding the pain or discomfort gives us the boost of strength needed to keep holding on and not draw back.
Being joyful empowers us to prayerfully thank God even in the adverse situation, knowing that Jehovah is still watching His word to perform it in our lives.
Do not allow your challenges steal your joy!
May your conscious choice to rejoice expel every spirit of dejection and sadness around you ushering in God’s beautiful plan, the very one you have long prayed and waited for.

Tuesday 13th of July 2021

New Life, New Me, New way !

 Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled and became slaves to many lusts and pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy, and we hated each other. But— When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.
Titus 3 : 3‭ -‬ 5 NLT
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
2 Corinthians 5 : 17 NLT
“Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit.
Matthew 7 : 15‭ -‬ 18 NLT
Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God.
Matthew 3 : 8 NLT
For every counterfeit, there's an original!
For every photo/carbon copy, there's an original print!
Satan specializes in producing fakes or counterfeits of everything God has made for His glory.
There aren't only fake products or items, even in the church of God Satan has also planted his fake believers or christians, fake pastors, apostles, prophets etc.
These have infiltrated the church of God making it so worldly and apostate, while turning the world churchy or religious. 
There's a thin line and confusion, as to who is who?
But beloved, you know who you are! You know you are a true child of God, that's why you should also determine to live as such. The believers that were firstly identified as christians in Antioch were called so because of the character, boldness and lifestyle of Christ observed in them.
We are not to be shouting out who we are, but our godly lifestyles should testify of who we are. 
Our love and dedication to our Master Jesus can go a long way declaring who we are because of the fruit we bear.
Indeed! We have become new creations in Christ, born again by His Spirit, but we must let the fruit of change we bear be evident.
May the godly fruit you bear show that your old life is truly gone and you are living anew in Christ.
Pause and think of the kind of fruit you bear!
Today, be the more determined by the help of the Holy Spirit that you are changing, growing, maturing into the fulness of Christ, living and exhibiting the good fruit of the Spirit. 
Declare! I'm not a fake believer, but a TRUE child of God, born again and led by the Spirit of Christ! Amen!

Monday 12th of July 2021

Blessed Are The Persecuted!

So, you are not loyal to God! You should know that loving the world is the same as hating God. Anyone who wants to be a friend of the world becomes God’s enemy.
James 4 : 4 NCV
“Blessed [comforted by inner peace and God’s love] are those who are persecuted for doing that which is morally right, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever]. “Blessed [morally courageous and spiritually alive with life-joy in God’s goodness] are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil things against you because of [your association with] Me. Be glad and exceedingly joyful, for your reward in heaven is great [absolutely inexhaustible]; for in this same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Matthew 5 : 10‭ -‬ 12 AMP
When people’s thinking is controlled by the sinful self, they are against God, because they refuse to obey God’s law and really are not even able to obey God’s law. Those people who are ruled by their sinful selves cannot please God.
Romans 8 : 7‭ -‬ 8 NCV
But the light makes all things easy to see, and everything that is made easy to see can become light. This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper! Rise from death, and Christ will shine on you.”
Ephesians 5 : 13‭ -‬ 14 NCV
It is very natural for light to shine. Actually the essence of light is to shine out and overshadow every glimpse of darkness around it.
So it’s naturally a source of offence to darkness, and darkness HATES it as it scampers for another hiding place. It reacts and tries to push back every ray of light by fashioning insults and false accusations, segregation, name calling and shaming, withdrawal of benefits and even physical harassment and threats in some cases. Why? Because Satan is angry with that child of God who is courageous enough to speak TRUTH that uncovers blind eyes and hearts. This Truth enveloped with the love of God delivers from satanic bondages of fear, lies and falsehood.
If you are in a place where you are experiencing persecution because of your faith in Christ, do not be discouraged, for your reward in heaven is GREAT! The Apostles of old went through same and even now, the true disciples of Jesus are bound to go through it. Do not allow satan to gag your mouth, do not allow darkness to dim or snuff out your light. Jesus set you alight for the candle stand and not to be put under the basket, so oil your lamp and shine out.
If all the unbelievers around you are super comfortable, accepting and clapping for you without reacting to the light you are carrying, then maybe it’s time to run a check on how you are living or what you are saying to be sure there’s no compromise or no attitude of see no evil, hear no evil, speak not against evil lurking around in the heart, for it’s unnatural for darkness to embrace light!
Unbelievers are bold in their sin, so be bold in Christ! Shine your light for all to see! Do not fear their faces!

Friday 9th of July 2021

Bow And Worship Me!

Again, the devil took Him up on a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory [splendor, magnificence, and excellence] of them; and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written and forever remains written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’ ” Then the devil left Him; and angels came and ministered to Him [bringing Him food and serving Him].
Matthew 4 : 8‭ -‬ 11 AMP
Do you not know that when you continually offer yourselves to someone to do his will, you are the slaves of the one whom you obey, either [slaves] of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness (right standing with God)?
Romans 6 : 16 AMP
It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which you once removed].
Galatians 5 : 1 AMP
For all that is in the world—the lust and sensual craving of the flesh and the lust and longing of the eyes and the boastful pride of life [pretentious confidence in one’s resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father, but are from the world.
1 John 2 : 16 AMP
Satan is a task slave Master. He hates the freedom we have in Christ Jesus. Our laughter, peace and joy is a torment to His heart so he seeks every way to bring us under his rule.
He knows it will be so easy to reject his enticement if he came directly, so he goes behind the scene.
He seeks to create trouble in our lives and present his own quick fixes to them, or he sees the areas of our struggles and needs, and tries to offer us his solution but not without a price.
Every of his gift comes as an exchange for our freedom to live and worship the only true God in truth and righteousness.
He sought to get Jesus to submit to him by firstly showing him all the glamour, glory and honour that the world can offer, which anyone could wish for. It was all that for just a bow from Jesus, the Son of God. Satan failed woefully on that project.
So today, he seeks to get us, joint-heirs with the Son of God, to worship him and become his slaves.
He offers all kinds of material comfort and incentives to bring us to our knees.
But beloved, Our Heavenly Father supplies all that we could ever ask or need. We need not obey satan’s wrong demands or bow to Him.
Let’s continue to lean on God and resist Satan in every way, as we choose to live in contentment, obey, serve and worship God alone.
Declare it now, Away from me, Satan in Jesus name!

Thursday 8th of July 2021

Happy For Others!

Be happy with those who are happy, and be sad with those who are sad.
Romans 12 : 15 NCV
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king (Herod the Great), magi (wise men) from the east came to Jerusalem, asking, “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.” When Herod the king heard this, he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him….
Matthew 2 : 1‭ -‬ 3 AMP
Then Herod, when he realized that he had been tricked by the magi, was extremely angry, and he sent [soldiers] and put to death all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that area who were two years old and under, according to the date which he had learned from the magi.
Matthew 2 : 16 AMP
Don’t raise your fists in defiance at the heavens or speak with such arrogance.’” For no one on earth—from east or west, or even from the wilderness— should raise a defiant fist. It is God alone who judges; he decides who will rise and who will fall.
Psalms 75 : 5 -‬ 7 NLT
The Lord frustrates the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes. But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.
Psalms 33 : 10‭ -‬ 11 NLT
“Who is it that can be born King of the Jews except me, King Herod?” He must have thought in his heart.
The King felt threatened, and was so jealous of the destiny of baby Jesus that he did all he could to destroy it. Many babies died because of Herod’s jealousy and feeling of insecurity. Herod couldn’t handle the awesome destiny of Jesus!
Do you know there are so many out there that are threatened by your destiny too? They have become enemies of your good news. Every good news you share give them sleepless nights, but do not worry about them because your God has them sorted. They will live and see the goodness of God come to reality in your life.
The issue is YOU! How do you feel when you hear other people’s good news? How do you feel when you hear their children are doing well, His wife has had another baby, her husband has landed a good job, they have bought a new house, he has been made the new departmental Head, she or he has been favoured or chosen instead of you?
Are you an enemy of someone else’s good news? Do you have sleepless night wishing it was you and not him or her?
We must learn to be happy for another person’s promotion or open door, for when we are, then ours happen.
Do not let Satan use you as a hindrance to another! Let your heart be full of genuine love and kind wishes for another, therein God is glorified!
Remember! We all reap what we sow even indirectly!
So wish another well and be happy for that person!

Wednesday 7th of July 2021

Integrity Of The Upright!

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by [the power of] the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her [promised] husband, being a just and righteous man and not wanting to expose her publicly to shame, planned to send her away and divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, descendant of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 1 : 18‭ -‬ 20 AMP
Now Abimelech had not yet come near her; so he said, “Lord, will you kill a people who are righteous and innocent and blameless [regarding Sarah]? Did Abraham not tell me, ‘She is my sister?’ And she herself said, ‘He is my brother.’ In the integrity of my heart and innocence of my hands I have done this.” Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know you did this in the integrity of your heart, for it was I who kept you back and spared you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not give you an opportunity to touch her.
Genesis 20 : 4‭ -‬ 6 AMP
The integrity and moral courage of the upright will guide them, But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.
Proverbs 11 : 3 AMP
The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the unfaithful will be caught by their lust.
Proverbs 11 : 6 NKJV
The man on the inside always shows up when under pressure. His hidden motives and values expresss themselves in the choices made. God hears the heart beat of our motives even from far, so He judges not like men would based on the superficial.
God is a God of justice, He defends the just, and condemns tongues rising against him in judgement.
In whatever we do in life, let integrity and godliness guide and inform our decisions and actions, for at the right time, God enquires and judges every motive and action.
When we walk in the uprightness of our hearts, in the fear of God, Jehovah will help us to do what is right not to sin or go against His will.
Joseph’s kind thought towards Mary in her culturally unacceptable situation drew God’s intervention. Giving Mary a public disgrace would have damaged the innocent woman living out the will of God, but as Joseph decided to shield Mary from this shame, God stepped in to inform and enable him do His will.
Abimelech also would have attracted the wrath of God, for he ignorantly wanted to be with Abraham’s wife. Because He was a man of integrity, trying to do things the right way without any backyard business, God spared him from sinning against Him.
May God help us too to be men and women of integrity and uprightness in all we seek to do, so that Jehovah will favourably guide and shield us from every Satanic pothole.
May the fear of God and moral courage lace our motives and actions even in our CLOSETS, in our daily living and businesses. May Christ be exalted as we Make INTEGRITY our watchword !

Tuesday 6th of July 2021

Your Share Of Suffering!

To Timothy, my beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank God, whom I worship and serve with a clear conscience the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day, and as I recall your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I remember your sincere and unqualified faith [the surrendering of your entire self to God in Christ with confident trust in His power, wisdom and goodness, a faith] which first lived in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am confident that it is in you as well. …
So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord or about me His prisoner, but with me take your share of suffering for the gospel [continue to preach regardless of the circumstances], in accordance with the power of God [for His power is invincible],
2 Timothy 1 : 2‭ -‬ 5‭, ‬8 AMP
When you are persecuted in one town, flee to the next. I tell you the truth, the Son of Man will return before you have reached all the towns of Israel. … “Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 10 : 23‭, ‬28 NLT
How can one not suffer in a society that hates what Christ has to offer, or what He stands for.
The world loves sin and hates righteousness, so it would hate any person, idea or thing that points to that, because the world is blinded by Satan’s lies.
Beloved, the world hates you because of Christ, it hated Christ and the early disciples, so do not expect your being named after Christ would not come with consequent sufferings and abuse.
Apostle Paul remembered the tears of the young Timothy in the above scriptures. Timothy had surrendered his entire self to God without reservations, so Paul was encouraging him to endure and live out his own share of the suffering that comes with our love for Christ.
Beloved, your love for Christ is tested through your challenges and sufferings for righteousness. Suffering, lack, hardship etc doesn’t mean God has left you. The great Apostle Paul went through all of the ups and downs for Christ’s sake. It can be intense but God never leaves us in it. We are encouraged to hold unto Him who is faithful.
Persecutions will come our way, like it did with the Apostles, but we must not be afraid. They didn’t hide away in fear and quitted from sharing the Good News, instead they moved on to the next available space and continued with the Kingdom business.
Beloved, let’s not be afraid of what could happen to us and ours because of our faith in Christ.
May the Lord strengthen your heart to endure and have confident trust in His Power, Wisdom and Goodness in everything that may come your way.

Monday 5th of July 2021

No More Sorrow, No More Pain!

“Do not let your heart be troubled (afraid, cowardly). Believe [confidently] in God and trust in Him, [have faith, hold on to it, rely on it, keep going and] believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places. If it were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and I will take you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.
John 14 : 1‭ -‬ 3 AMP
He who overcomes [the world by adhering faithfully to Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior] will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.
Revelation 21 : 7‭ AMP
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
Revelation 21 : 1‭ -‬ 4 NLT
Everything that is or that will ever be, no matter how beautiful is only but temporary. All will be rolled up like a mat and discarded. This earth we struggle to survive in will one day in the near future be no more.
All time investments will be no where to be found, what will become of all? Wasted and gone forever!
Child of God, but your life in Christ is not wasted.
It is well preserved, for a glorious eternity with Christ.
All your present pain and crying will become things of the past, unspeakable joy will fill your heart and your mouth filled with laughter.
All the suffering, shame, lack, rejection, loneliness etc you may be experiencing now will be minute compared to the great glory ahead of us. That’s why we must stay focused, remain heavenly minded without giving up.
The grace to overcome is available to everyone, our desire to persevere must not dampen because of trials and persecutions. At the very end we will be living with our Heavenly Father in our places already prepared, made ready for every overcomer.
Jehovah will wipe away your tears! Imagine living in a city radiating with God’s love and glory, without death, without pain, without Covid and restrictions.
It’s needful therefore, we adhere FAITHFULLY to Christ, our Lord and Saviour, overcoming the lies and deception of the world.
Let’s not live COWARDLY, but BOLDLY and WISE as worthy disciples holding up for Christ, until He comes back again to take us to be with Him.

Friday 2nd of July 2021

Gifted For Service!

John replied, “No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven.
John 3 : 27 NLT
For what gives you the right to make such a judgment? What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?
1 Corinthians 4 : 7 NLT
So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
James 1 : 16‭ -‬ 17 NLT
In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
Romans 12 : 6‭ -‬ 8 NLT
Each of you has received a gift to use to serve others. Be good servants of God’s various gifts of grace. Anyone who speaks should speak words from God. Anyone who serves should serve with the strength God gives so that in everything God will be praised through Jesus Christ. Power and glory belong to him forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4 : 10‭ -‬ 11 NCV
No one can tell who you are, or what you are able to do except God. He knows the gift He has put in you which is based on the ability He has graced you with so you will be without excuse. None is left out!
Listen! Every gift or talent is unmerited, so none can boast. He has given or enabled you to acquire it so you can use it for His pleasure, to serve Him and others. God expects you to be a good steward of your gift.
If you seem not to know what your gift is, ask the Lord and He will show you.
Many in looking for the so called big and glaring gifts neglect the simple abilities in them that put smiles on people’s faces, that encourages and blesses another. Yes, that which you ignore may be what God is asking you to put to use. With God and in your obedience you will be shocked at what He will do with your little writing, drawing, cooking etc.
Take no gift for granted, use it for the Lord.
If you lack boldness, ask God for His empowerment, as you step out in faith He will do the rest.
Do not go for self glorification and recognition, Let God be at the centre of it all.
Your leader, Pastor, spouse, teacher can’t do it all, you are graced to do your bit too. Be available so that God will manifest your ability to His glory.
The time is now! Do not hide away!

Thursday 1st of July 2021

Saved To Be A Blessing!

And it shall come to pass That just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, So I will save you, and you shall be a blessing. Do not fear, Let your hands be strong.’
Zechariah 8 : 13 NKJV
Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. So she called his name Moses, saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.”
Exodus 2 : 9‭ -‬ 10 NKJV
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
2 Corinthians 1 : 4 NLT
As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it. For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” ….
2 Corinthians 6 : 1‭ -‬ 2 NLT
By God’s grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving him by spreading this Good News.
Ephesians 3 : 7 NLT
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!
Matthew 10 : 8 NLT
There’s no experience you’ve gone through in your life that’s a waste. You survived all the challenges because God covered and walked with you through the mess unto a good place even though you couldn’t perceive or acknowledge His presence.
He knows how to use those hurts, pains, rejections, failures, abuse, abandonment and victories you went through to help someone.
You are called to be someone else’s ladder of hope to a better experience. Your survival and turn around is a proof that God is not a respecter of persons, He will do it for them as He did it for you when you stand to avail yourself to be used by the Almighty.
When Moses escaped from Pharaoh into the wilderness, to Midian where He married Zipporah, little did He know he was being trained to lead the Israelites through same route to Cannan after forty years.
Therefore, do not cast away your trials and challenges, they are part of your training strengthening and equipping you in righteousness to be a help and comfort to another.
You were saved to save another.
Blessed to be a blessing! Changed to be a vessel of Change. Today, bless God for all you have been through and where he has taken you from.
Rejoice! For you have been given the privilege of serving Him, so spread the Good News from where you are!

Wednesday 30th of June 2021

Come And See

So for the second time, they called the man who had been blind. They said, “You should give God the glory by telling the truth. We know that this man is a sinner.” He answered, “I don’t know if he is a sinner. One thing I do know: I was blind, and now I see.”
John 9 : 24‭ -‬ 25 NCV
The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” So the people came streaming from the village to see him.
John 4 : 28‭ -‬ 30 NLT
Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus. Andrew went to find his brother, Simon, and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means “Christ”). Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus. Looking intently at Simon, Jesus said, “Your name is Simon, son of John—but you will be called Cephas” (which means “Peter”).
John 1 : 40‭ -‬ 42 NLT
Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
Psalms 34 : 8 NLT
I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power, though I am not skilled with words. I will praise your mighty deeds, O Sovereign Lord. I will tell everyone that you alone are just.
Psalms 71 : 15‭ -‬ 16 NLT
What is your story?
What have you seen, heard or felt from Him?
Where has God brought you from?
The world is waiting for your story to be told by you to affect someone else’s life.
Like the Psalmist encourages in Psalm 71 above, you don’t need to be skilled with words or have a scientific evidence to explain it away, all you need is say it like it is, copying the blind man’s method and saying, ‘one thing I do know: once I was blind, now I see.”0
You can also invite men and women to see and hear for themselves by leading them to the Master, like the Samarian woman at the well.
Tell them as they sincerely open up to the Messiah, He will touch their inner persons (their curious/response button) directly, like He did to Peter and Moses.
Have you tasted of the Messiah’s goodness?
People around you deserve to hear it then; your friends, family and acquaintances.
Do not be selfish! Make Christ who is your source of peace, joy, hope, healing and deliverance be known.
He did it for you and He is still doing it !
May He also do it for others using your proclamations!

Tuesday 29th of June 2021 

Changing The Way We Think!

Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.” Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.
Matthew 16 : 23‭ -‬ 24 NLT
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Romans 12 : 2 NLT
But you were taught to be made new in your hearts, to become a new person. That new person is made to be like God—made to be truly good and holy.
Ephesians 4 : 23‭ -‬ 24 NCV
Jesus died to bring change and affect our lives in every way. His desire is for us to have abundant life in Him which goes beyond physical possessions; cars, houses, clothes, spouse, children, food etc.
As the Heavens are higher than the earth, so does it take the power of God in heaven to rule over the earth and its elements.
It’s our thinking that dictates what we do and how we live.
To be carnally minded or worldly in our thinking means we will live a life of worldliness, not a life that seek to please the Lord, knowing the carnal mind is in enemity with God.
Jesus rebuked the voice that spoke through Peter of being carnally minded, seeing things only through the human point of view and not expressing the mind of God.
Therefore, dropping the old worldly way of thinking and embracing a new godly way brings change, empowering us to stay different, not copying the behaviour and customs of this world.
We have the mind of Christ, and the mind of Christ expresses itself through our godly thoughts, speeches and actions.
Daily and consistently feeding on the word of God to obey it, changes our thinking, guides us in the right way we ought to go.
Beloved, God wants you transformed inwardly and outwardly into the new you, you were born again to be. That’s the purpose of Jesus being on the cross.
Has His death brought a real change in You?
Can you say, “I used to be so so and so, now I’m this by the grace of God.
May your transformation be evident to all to the praise of the risen Christ. May you through obedience keep changing you from glory to glory.
Be a testimony of Christ’s transforming GRACE!

Monday 28th of June 2021

DIscard Life And Wealth Worries.

Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.
1 John 2 : 15‭ -‬ 17 NLT
And what is the seed that fell among the thorny weeds? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching but lets worries about this life and the temptation of wealth stop that teaching from growing. So the teaching does not produce fruit in that person’s life.
Matthew 13:22 NCV
Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live.
Galatians 1 : 4 NLT
How did God see the world He had created?
Initially God saw His creation as good, until Satan, the evil one deceived man and sin was introduced.
Man lost authority and dominion over God’s creation.
Eden was the garden of God’s presence. A place God delighted in sharing and fellowshipping with man, it was supposed to be an abode of righteousness, but Satan corrupted and messed it up with sin and wickedness, it was no longer like the very Eden God had in mind.
Jesus died and resurrected to set us free from the dominion of evil in this space called earth.
Now you have been set free through Christ from the control of this evil world, you must begin to live above and beyond its influence through the power of resurrection. Do not let sin reign in your mortal body anymore. We must arise and live above every limitation Satan has put on this world through lusts of the eyes and flesh, and the pride of life.
Everything in this World is limited to this world and will pass away with it, so we must put our hearts on heavenly things, on things that please the Lord.
The woah things craved for in the World is not of God, but things Satan uses to get our minds off heaven and God, that’s why a man that lives in luxury or super comfort will hate to die, such a man would ask, “Why think of going to heaven when I have it all here already?”
Our heavenly Father would want His children to be heavenly mind and not be caught up in the life and wealth worries that possess the hearts. God has promised to supply all we need to live godly lives according to God’s plans and purposes on the earth, so let’s not lose sight of Heaven.
Let’s begin to seek to live fruitful godly lives to the glory of God, and as worthy ambassadors of Christ in the grace made available to each one of us

Friday 25th of June 2021

Jesus, My Lord!

“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’
Matthew 7 : 21‭ -‬ 23 NLT
“The servant who had received the two bags of silver came forward and said, ‘Master, you gave me two bags of silver to invest, and I have earned two more.’ “The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’
Matthew 25 : 22‭ -‬ 23 NLT
I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good besides You.”
Psalms 16 : 2 AMP
Great is our Lord (Adon), and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.
Psalms 147:5 NKJV
According to the dictionary, the word ‘Lord’ means a person having great authority, control or power over others; a ruler, a master or a chief.
The one with authority leads, while the led follows and submits to the authority.
In hebrew, the Word Adon means Lord, of which the plural is Adonai. Our Lord God is Jehovah Adonai.
When a believer in Christ has received forgiveness and mercy through His blood and pledged allegiance of a new life to Him and for Him, it would
mean Christ has become the Lord and Master of the believer.
Many people in the world claim to be followers or servants of Christ, doing great things in His name, but He is not THEIR Lord, but Lord to them .
Beloved, it’s not just enough to say before men Jesus Christ is my Lord, it is important to ensure in truth you are listening, and obeying His bidding as a servant should. So think, is He truly your Lord?
Servants live and submit to the will of their Masters, they don’t chose what they do, where they go and how they do things. They live according to the dictates of the master. Do you live by God’s leading?
Many believers serve Christ like Gehazi, the servant of Elisha. They go behind, against His will to satisfy their cravings and gains.
These are actually THEIR OWN Masters and Lords.
Do you know Our Lord Jesus does not reward His servants based only on their words and actions, but also He judges their hearts and motives?
Let’s begin to serve Christ for the right reasons, and TRULY for the love of Him. So that on that day, all our service will not be rejected and in vain.
If Christ is therefore YOUR LORD, SUBMIT YOUR WILL to Him, DIE to SELF and let all about you REFLECT JESUS! SERVE Christ in TRUTH!

Thursday 24th of June 2021

God, save me, because the water has risen to my neck. I’m sinking down into the mud, and there is nothing to stand on. I am in deep water, and the flood covers me. I am tired from calling for help; my throat is sore. My eyes are tired from waiting for God to help me.
Psalms 69 : 1‭ -‬ 3 NCV
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown….
Isaiah 43 : 2a NLT
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy,
Psalms 33 : 18 NKJV
I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of destruction, out of the sticky mud. He stood me on a rock and made my feet steady.
Psalms 40 : 1‭ -‬ 2 NCV
He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.
Psalms 40 : 3 NLT
Child of God, it will do you good if you clearly understand you are not exempt from difficulties.
So when they come you don’t give up on God or on yourself. They will come at various times, in many ways and intensities. So when difficulties come, find the strength to run to God for help.
The scripture tells us the eye of the Lord is on you that fear Him, so He sees all struggles in the depth of the rivers of difficulty.
God has promised you will not drown in your situation, meaning if it takes you to crawl, walk, run, swim or even get pulled out, whatever it would take by God’s help, you will be out.
It doesn’t matter how deep you are into the troubled water, maybe almost to your neck. And it doesn’t matter how muddy the water is or even how sticky the mud is on you, the Lord will surely deliver you!
Is there anything too hard for the Almighty God to do?
He has not left you in that muddy situation, He is actually in it with you, doing all to gear you to HIS right way of escape.
You may believe the Lord hasn’t listened to your cry and pleas for help, beloved He has.
You are about to sing a new song, for He will lift you up from that sticky mess, clean you up and steady your feet before your enemies and friends.
They will see and hear what the Lord has done in your life and be amazed.
May many be drawn to your God because of the great testimony your life will become. No more crying, keep hoping and waiting on God’s deliverance. Your Hope in a turnaround will not make you ashamed, but cause your head to be lifted up in joy. So Never stop believing!!

Wednesday 23rd of June 2021

God, My Defender!

The wicked watch for good people so that they may kill them. But the Lord will not take away his protection or let good people be judged guilty.
Psalms 37 : 32‭ -‬ 33 NCV
… When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
Isaiah 43 : 2b NLT
No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; And every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn…
Isaiah 54 : 17a AMP
I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.
Psalms 130 : 5 NLT
I find rest in God; only he gives me hope. He is my rock and my salvation. He is my defender; I will not be defeated. My honor and salvation come from God. He is my mighty rock and my protection.
Psalms 62 : 5‭ -‬ 7 NCV
my God, I trust you. Do not let me be disgraced; do not let my enemies laugh at me. No one who trusts you will be disgraced, but those who sin without excuse will be disgraced.
Psalms 25 : 2‭ -‬ 3 NCV
Have you mistakenly walked into a trap set or an expectation from people who do not wish you well? Do not be shocked if some minds are hoping to see you fall or make mistakes so they can gloat over you. Such people may be found in work places, neighbourhood, families or even among friends.
Unexpected accusations and counter accusations may be flying in the air about you and you may start wondering what would be of you? It can feel as if your enemies have got a chance to mock and laugh at you.
Beloved, please let me remind you of who you are.
You are a child of God, but not none without mistakes or weaknesses. It doesn’t matter how nice, how hardworking, how sincere you try to be, Satan will always try to find a way to rock your boat, shut you up, put you down, disgrace and displace you, but don’t worry. Only table your oppressions and oppressors before your Father who already knows anyway. Listen, He defends His own and He will defend you.
His promises in His Words are sure, Hold unto them.
You will condemn every tongue of accusation! The oppressor’s fire will not burn you! You will not be defeated! God will stand in your defence, not because you are totally right, but because of His mercy, and also because as His child you have come out truthful before Him to defend you.
When God forgives you, no man will judge you guilty.
May the Mercy, Salvation and protection of God be your portion.
Stay in tune with God’s Word. Believe it and your enemies will be disgraced, they will walk out with heads bowed. It is well with you in your challenges! Rejoice in Hope!

 Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

Following Elieazar!

So Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had, “Please, put your hand under my thigh, ….. but you shall go to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.”……
Genesis 24 : 2‭, ‬4 NKJV
Here is Rebekah before you; take her and go, and let her be your master’s son’s wife, as the Lord has spoken.” ….. Then Rebekah and her maids arose, and they rode on the camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed.
Genesis 24 : 51‭, ‬61 NKJV
“I will send you the Helper from the Father; he is the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father. When he comes, he will tell about me,
John 15 : 26 NCV
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.
John 16 : 13 NLT
The true children of God are those who let God’s Spirit lead them.
Romans 8 : 14 NCV
Abraham wanted a bride for his son Isaac from among his relatives. He sent his chief servant Elieazar on this journey to ensure his desire was fulfilled. The name Elieazar means ‘help of my God.’
Surely, Jehovah prospered this journey and Rebekah became the bride for Isaac.
Now she had to leave her family, go with a stranger she had never met before, travel with him to a foreign land to be a bride to a groom she had never seen or met before, but was convicted to become.
Rebecca at the end, met her husband Isaac and his family and the marriage was realised. This marriage became a reality only because Rebekah learnt to trust Elieazar every step of the journey. She obeyed his advices, followed his directions, stopped, turned in, rested, and continued to follow on her camel without arguing, or refusing to ride through certain parts of the desert. She totally leaned, listened and followed Elieazar, the man alone who knew the way back to Abraham and Isaac.
If she had been stubborn or disobedient would she have reached the house of Abraham?
Beloved, you have been chosen as the bride of Christ. The Holy Spirit has been sent to you by the Father to bring you back to His Son, Jesus.
Only Him, the Holy Spirit from Heaven knows the way back to Heaven, that’s why He’s the teacher and guide giving directions through the Word of God.
The only thing we can all do is to obey Him every step of the way, without fear, doubts, arguments and disobedience.
Beloved Bride of Christ, have you been to heaven before or do you know the way to heaven? If No, why argue or disobey? Now, it’s time to submit to the guiding voice of the Holy Spirit and to the word of God. Let the Holy Spirit help you in your struggles.
Do not miss Heaven because of DISOBEDIENCE !!!

 Monday 21st of June 2021

All For Good!

Joseph’s brothers saw him coming from far away. Before he reached them, they made a plan to kill him. They said to each other, “Here comes that dreamer. Let’s kill him and throw his body into one of the wells. We can tell our father that a wild animal killed him. Then we will see what will become of his dreams.”
Genesis 37 : 18‭ -‬ 20 NCV
Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
Genesis 50 : 19‭ -‬ 20 NKJV
The people who have hurt you will bow down to you; those who hated you will bow down at your feet. They will call you The City of the Lord, Jerusalem, city of the Holy One of Israel. “You have been hated and left empty with no one passing through.
But I will make you great from now on; you will be a place of happiness forever and ever.
Isaiah 60 : 14‭ -‬ 15 NCV
The Lord frustrates the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes. But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.
Psalms 33 : 10‭ -‬ 11 NLT
Satan through men may seek to deny you of the beautiful blessings on your life journey, they can try to delay it but can never thwart it. Even in the delays, God in His wisdom still turns things it around to get you to His destination as long as you stand with Him.
Your dreams and what people perceive you can end up becoming may be a source of heartache for envious persons. In their quest to ensure your dream doesn’t come to fruition, they do all manner of evil to set you back.
King Herod at his own time, killed many babies in the pursuit of killing of Jesus whose star spoke Kingship. You never can tell how many people at your work, place, neighbourhood, family, business etc feel threatened becausie of your glaring potential.
Hold on to your God given dreams and aspirations. The journey to their fulfilment may come with pain, betrayal, setbacks, ill treatment, scorn, cheating, hatred etc, but do not be disheartened. God will use even your enemies’ wicked thoughts and plans to propel you forward. Your dreams are in the hands of God not in the hands of your detractors. Do not mind their words of humiliation and discouragement, it’s so because your dream is too big for them to handle. Why you and not them they ask?
Watch out! Same people will turn around and call you blessed, God will raise you to be a source of help to them in due course. Till then, stay focused on godliness and pleasing God first above all.
Work hard, walk in peace and love with all men.
Stay rooted in God’s words of promises, His words will never fail you!

Friday 19th of June 2021

The Capstone of Completion!

So Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came to the vineyards of Timnah. Now to his surprise, a young lion came roaring against him. And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done …..
After some time, when he returned to get her, he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion. And behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the carcass of the lion. He took some of it in his hands and went along, eating. When he came to his father and mother, he gave some to them, and they also ate. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey out of the carcass of the lion ….
So he said to them: “Out of the eater came something to eat, And out of the strong came something sweet.” Now for three days they could not explain the riddle.
Judges 14:5‭-‬6‭, ‬8‭-‬9‭, ‬14 NKJV
So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts. ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!” ’ ”
Zechariah 4 : 6‭ -‬ 7 NKJV
Have you stepped out to do God’s will?
Beloved, it’s the best decision one can ever make, it sets one shining on Destiny Road.
In view of this, remember Satan will never offer you a free pass to Go. He will always put an obstacle, something that would discourage you to give up or put fear in you to either mark time or turn back.
Strong Samson on his God given mission to set the Philistines up for God’s punishment had to face a lion. But By God’s grace, instead of being scared, he ripped into the lion and left the carcass for the bees.
After time had past, as they journeyed back home, behold the same lion that was meant to be a source of fear and hindrance had become over time as carcass, a bearer of honey, a source of sweetness.
Also, Zerubbabel was called to rebuild the temple but before him was a great mountain, signifying a great challenge. But the Word of God came to him, prophesying grace to overcome the challenge and put on the capstone. A capstone is always the last stone placed on a building signifying its completion. The amazing thing is, a capstone is a stone hewn out of a rock or mountain. So understand this, the completing capstone is also hewn out of the obstructing mountain, the very same problem.
Beloved, out of your obstacles and oppositions will come situations and things God will use to add joy and completion to your assignment and purpose in Christ, as you stay obedient to His will
Do not run from your challenges, face them for with the grace in Christ you will also overcome.
From your very oppositions, you will be positioned for Greatness! So Keep pushing and keep winning!

 Thursday 17th of June 2021

The Snare of The Fowler!

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
Psalms 91 : 3 NKJV
My eyes are always on the Lord, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.
Psalms 25:15 NLT
Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; The snare is broken, and we have escaped.
Psalms 124 : 7 NKJV
But people are tempted when their own evil desire leads them away and traps them.
James 1 : 14 NCV
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.”
Psalms 32 : 8‭ -‬ 9 NLT
Oh! How much Satan seeks to trap you down.
Satan is the fowler!
He sets his traps, puts different appealing seeds like a hunter will do as a bait. Satan uses money, jobs, cars, houses, relationships, fashion, etc as his baits.
His intention is to attract and wet your appetite with what your eyes see, your body feels and your heart craves for.
When we allow our lusts to lead us into this Satanic baits, we become entrapped and enslaved.
Satan is a wicked slave driver. He ensures the one caught up in his bait has no way of escaping. A Fowler can keep his birds as decorations or exhibition of his catch, he could use them for food or sell them for money. Whichever way, one in the Fowler’s snare is at the mercies of the Fowler.
There are many children of God who are entrapped in situations that do not allow them worship and serve the Lord wholeheartedly. Out of shame they stay back in the cages not knowing how to escape or even bothering to look for a way of escape.
The Lord God has the power to break open any Fowler’s trap or cage to set His children free.
Anyone who’s mistakenly or even out of carelessness been entrapped should call on the Lord for deliverance. Jehovah has promised to rescue us from the trap of our enemies. In His love He will deliver and set His people free to worship Him in truth.
We need be CAUTIOUS, but not afraid of traps and landmines laid on our way by evil agents to harm us. The Lord will guide us to pass over or pass by them under His watch.
If you’ve been caught in one, do not panic, call unto the Lord and He will set you free for sure.
From now on, stay ATTENTIVE and OBEDIENT to God’s instructions and Be Free!

 Wednesday 16th of June 2021

Envy Not The Wicked !

But as for me, I almost lost my footing. My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone. For I envied the proud when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness. They seem to live such painless lives; their bodies are so healthy and strong. They don’t have troubles like other people; they’re not plagued with problems like everyone else.
Psalms 73 : 2‭ -‬ 5 NLT
Don’t envy evil people or try to be friends with them. Their minds are always planning violence, and they always talk about making trouble.
Proverbs 24 : 1‭ -‬ 2 NCV
Don’t be upset because of evil people. Don’t be jealous of those who do wrong, because like the grass, they will soon dry up. Like green plants, they will soon die away.
Psalms 37 : 1‭ -‬ 2 NCV
Trust the Lord and do good. Live in the land and feed on truth. Enjoy serving the Lord, and he will give you what you want.
Psalms 37 : 3‭ -‬ 4 NCV
Are there those who respect the Lord? He will point them to the best way. They will enjoy a good life, and their children will inherit the land.
Psalms 25 : 12‭ -‬ 13 NCV
Do you know life is not usually what it seems like outwardly?
Do you know the rich and mighty also cry within their quarters just like the poor and lowly?
One expects being a believer in Christ should make life on earth better, with all manner of earthly possessions. That’s a wonderful free pass wish, but it’s not necessarily so.
God endows each person with his blessings according to his plan and purpose to fulfill assignment.
Whether the assignment is huge or small as rated by man, there’s corresponding grace and resources to meet it, as one patiently walk in it.
Some believers wonder why the life of the wicked seem glamorous, comfortable, prosperous and pain free even in their ungodliness. IT IS NOT SO!
God who sees every heart and act of the wicked, has asked His children not to envy or desire to have their lifestyle, for it’s an abomination to Him.
Instead the Lord has promised to direct those who walk in His fear, in His truth, obeying, serving and holding unto Him, to the best way where they will enjoy His good life for them and their children.
Jehovah desires to prosper the work of your hands, and also give you His peace to enjoy the blessings thereof, so be patient and wait in your diligence !
Child of God, You have the better life! In your time of need God provides, with your little he multiplies, and even gives you the hope of a better future with Him.
The wicked with all the wealth has no peace and inner joy, always living in fear inspite of his host of security. Then one day, he is gone, lost out with God!
Is that the life you envy and desire to have?
Be content with what God has given you here on earth, ask and He will supply even more, but stay connected to Him and His righteousness! Envy none!
Listen! Heaven’s the ULTIMATE win, So Win Big!

 Tuesday 15 of June 2021

Food, Drink And Clothes Worries!

“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Matthew 6 : 31‭ -‬ 33 NLT
Worry! worry! worry!
It’s one active word the Lord would have us delete from our lives. When we are mentally troubled or concerned over what is happening or could happen, we are put in a state where God is not happy with us.
Worry gives a footstool to Satan to paint pictures of fear, sicknesses, shame and all manner of losses.
Worrying is negative and creates an atmosphere of doubt and unbelief which excites and empowers Satan.
The good Lord knows Satan’s tricks and desires, for he fights to seize our minds, but the Lord COMMANDS us not to give in to worrying.
Listen it doesn’t matter what Satan is whispering to your ears, it doesn’t matter how ugly and hopeless the situation has become. It doesn’t matter what the bank account is reading, it doesn’t matter how empty the shelves and fridges are in your home, it doesn’t matter that the wedding is so close and you do not have an outfit yet. It doesn’t matter
Whatever that alerting voice is uttering, be reminded that every voice is subject to the voice of Jehovah And Jehovah Almighty says, do not worry!
Listen! He says, these worries dominate the hearts of unbelievers. Do you know why? Because they are UNBELIEVERS, not born after the Spirit of God!
But you are a child of God, a BELIEVER in the mercy and grace of God. A believer in the love and faithfulness of God. If Jehovah didn’t spare the life of Jesus Christ for you, is it food, drink, clothes, jobs, children or even money that will be a big deal?
Beloved, Jehovah ALREADY knows all that you need and is able to fix them, but do you know what He needs and desires of you?
He desires you put your foot down and begin to live righteously, putting His Kingdom first above your food, drink, clothes, job, children, money etc.
He knows when your heart truly shifts from the secondary things to the primary/basic reason of your existence; which is the Kingdom of God.
Stop worrying! God’s ready to give you everything you need, just be ready to receive them by causing your heart to desire above all else His Kingdom and its righteousness. Stop worrying! Adjust your heart!

Monday 14th of June 2021

Move On To Canaan!

And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran and dwelt there. So the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran.
Genesis 11 : 31‭ -‬ 32 NKJV
Then the Lord told him, “I am the Lord who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as your possession.”
Genesis 15 : 7 NLT
Now [in Haran] the Lord had said to Abram, “Go away from your country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house, To the land which I will show you; And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you [abundantly], And make your name great (exalted, distinguished); And you shall be a blessing [a source of great good to others];
Genesis 12 : 1‭ -‬ 2 AMP
So Abram left Haran as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. At this time Abram was 75 years old. He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, and everything they owned, …They set out from Haran, planning to go to the land of Canaan, …
Genesis 12 : 4‭ -‬ 5 NCV
God had led Abraham to leave His country home and relatives in Ur of the Chaldeans to Canaan wherein He had planned to bless him..
Couldn’t God have blessed him in his homeland?
Abraham’s ancestors, right from Terah were worshippers of other gods.
God chose to lead Abraham out of idolatry. His father, Terah knew their destination was Canaan but by the reason of choice settled in Haran and died there. Since God had not finished with Abraham, He still moved him out of the Haran settlement onward to Canaan.
Canaan represents our righteous destiny in Christ, where God has planned out His blessings for our possession.
Many of us as children of God may not need to move physically from our homelands and relatives, but God is asking us to move spiritually away from those inherited ungodly cultures and lifestyles which are contrary to our new life in Christ.
There are things we may be doing which God frowns at, but by birth or chance of association we’ve become accustomed to them as ways of life, but God is asking us to move away from them.
Some of us may have moved away from the GLARING sinful lifestyles (likened to Chaldeans) but there are yet some little sins (likened to Haran) which have kept us away from moving forward and experiencing the good life of Canaan.
We must let go of all the bitterness, envy, lust, worry, depression, fear, unbelief etc that Haran represents in our lives and move forward.
Beloved your godly possessions are in the Canaan of God (in righteousness), don’t be held back in the ungodly Haran.
Today, Rise up and move on to your higher calling and places in Christ.

 Friday 11th of June 2021

Let Go and Let God!

Even if I walk through a very dark valley, I will not be afraid, because you are with me. Your rod and your shepherd’s staff comfort me.
Psalms 23 : 4 NCV
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
Isaiah 43 : 2 NLT
Let the whole world bless our God and loudly sing his praises. Our lives are in his hands, and he keeps our feet from stumbling.
Psalms 66 : 8‭ -‬ 9 NLT
If the Lord doesn’t build the house, the builders are working for nothing. If the Lord doesn’t guard the city, the guards are watching for nothing.
Psalms 127 : 1 NCV
No, the Lord is all I need.
He takes care of me. My share in life has been pleasant; my part has been beautiful. I praise the Lord because he advises me. Even at night, I feel his leading.
Psalms 16 : 5‭ -‬ 7 NCV
Do you know your life could have been worse?
No matter how unsatisfied you are with where you are and what you have, do you know somebody somewhere is praying their life would be like yours.
The blessings you despise in your life, someone else is begging God for them.
You maybe miserable because you do not have shoes or even the particular type you desire, do you not know someone without limbs is not bothered about shoes only craving for the legs and feet you have.
God has not promised us we would be without challenges or we would have a painless life on earth.
He has promised to be with us not if but when the challenges come. He has promised to give us what we need to serve Him better and live the best life He has apportioned us to live in godliness.
Always understand everyone’s best life is different, because it’s according to God’s plan and purpose for the individual.
We are able to appreciate and praise God in whatever our circumstance are only when we understand His good plans for us may not necessarily be what we by our own judgement perceive to be good and would allow.
God is Sovereign and knows what we need, when we need it and how much we need. He has promised to be with us through our challenges. He will lead us in our dark nights so we do not stumble.
Beloved, your life is in God’s hands, so let go and let God drive you to His next expected destination.
Be at peace!

 Thursday 10th of June 2021

Beloved Of God!

What are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor. You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority—
Psalms 8 : 4‭ -‬ 6 NLT
For thus says the Lord of hosts, “After glory He has sent Me against the nations which plunder you—for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.
Zechariah 2 : 8 AMP
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
Romans 8 : 31‭-‬ 32 NKJV
If anyone fiercely attacks you it will not be from Me. Whoever attacks you will fall because of you. No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; And every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn. This [peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And this is their vindication from Me,” says the Lord.
Isaiah 54 : 15‭, ‬17 AMP
It’s difficult to understand fully the kind and measure of love God has for the children He has created. It pleased Him to make us His family right here on earth just like He has His heavenly family with Him.
Satan is not happy God took His time to create us in His own image. He is not happy Jehovah is mindful of even the least things that happen to us.
Has Satan not tried to severe through the fall of Adam the beautiful relationship God intended to have with mankind?
In that great love, Christ still died to pay for the penalty of that fall, offering everyone that still desires to be part of God’s family the grand opportunity.
Satan fumes about it. He hates you, and will do all to stop you from enjoying the privileges that come with being an heir with Christ.
Beloved, you are very special to God. It’s not about your colour, beauty or body build, neither is it about your achievements, intelligence or eloquence. It’s just God showing His graciousness.
For this reason, we must not live as jokers and make light of our salvation through reckless living. When we do Satan takes the opportunity to tell God Jesus’ death was in vain. He mocks the cross because of our ungodly lifestyles. As God calls us SPECIAL and rises to DEFEND us, we must in turn live lives that befit Royalties of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Resolve to live to the praise of the Lord Most High!

 Wednesday 9th of June 2021

Jehovah, Our Security!

I will lift up my eyes to the hills [of Jerusalem]— From where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.
Psalms 121 : 1‭ -‬ 3 AMP
for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.
Proverbs 3:26 NLT
I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my glory [my innermost self] rejoices; My body too will dwell [confidently] in safety,
Psalms 16 : 8‭ -‬ 9 AMP
The Psalmist, David found his security in God.
Had it not been for the Lord the bears and lions would have ripped life out of him when he was tending his father’s sheep.
Was it not same God that delivered him and Israel from Goliath? Without the influence of Jehovah, the Man of War, what could a sling and stones do to a warrior with notable victories in war.
A man’s confidence will always lie where or in what he sees as his sure security. He will always expect his help from that quarter.
Many look up to their doctors for healing, their banks for financial help, their certificates for good jobs, their human connections for great positions and contracts, their marriages for love and fulfillment etc. But we must understand that none of these avenue can yield what we desire without God’s engagement.
Look many have not found love in marriage, fulfillment in their carriers, great jobs with their certificates etc.
The ultimate giver of love, support and all we seek is God. When we sincerely look up to Him and our ways please Him according to His plans for us, He sets up vessels of His use to meet our needs.
When Jehovah becomes your security, undoubtedly your heart will dwell on Him and your eyes will look up to him and not unto any other source.
Only then will you be sure no matter what happens, your feet will not be moved because His eyes are fixated on you.
Beloved, set the Lord continually before you, remove every other anchor, for all others are but sinking sand.
May your eyes always look up to Him, as your heart rejoices in the God of your salvation, who remains ever faithful and loving to His own!

 Tuesday 8th of June 2021

Come To Mount Zion!

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised In the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, Is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, The city of the great King.
Psalm 48 : 1‭ -‬ 2 KJV
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
Hebrews 12 : 22‭ -‬ 24 NKJV
You people who live on Mount Zion in Jerusalem will not cry anymore. The Lord will hear your crying, and he will comfort you. When he hears you, he will help you.
Isaiah 30 : 19 NCV
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
Psalms 16 : 11 AMP
Mount Zion happens to be a physical high mountain on which the city of Jerusalem sits, dedicated to the Lord Most High, but there is also the spiritual Mount Zion which sits the Heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God wherein every child of God has a free pass to enter.
When we are overwhelmed, the best place to run to is this spiritual city of God, right into His presence.
In the presence of God, the judge of all is the liberty to be yourself, to cry out and lay before Him every thing that bothers you.
Even before you open your mouth He knows, but still waits for you to come like His beloved baby, leaning on the father’s bosom saying it as it feels.
God promises as you open up to Him, He will comfort and help you, He will ensure you cry no more. There’s no better place to find solace, comfort and protection like on Mount Zion.
People who have found their dwelling in the presence of God, are filled with joy because they are always connected to the Father.
They rejoice not because the World has stopped bugging them with problems, but because they have the mind of Christ and live daily by faith in Him.
The Lord is calling you up to His Holy mountain, just you and Him, that He may comfort and help you in your struggles. Step up and enjoy the presence of your loving Father who beckons you to come.

 Monday 7th of June 2021

Jesus, The Only Way!

The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book. But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.
John 20 : 30‭ -‬ 31 NLT
Since I myself have studied everything carefully from the beginning, most excellent Theophilus, it seemed good for me to write it out for you. I arranged it in order, to help you know that what you have been taught is true.
Luke 1 : 3‭ -‬ 4 NCV
One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out. (This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account. He speaks the truth so that you also may continue to believe.)
John 19 : 34‭ -‬ 35 NLT
Jesus replied, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.” So the rumor spread among the community of believers that this disciple wouldn’t die. But that isn’t what Jesus said at all. He only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?” This disciple is the one who testifies to these events and has recorded them here. And we know that his account of these things is accurate.
John 21 : 22‭ -‬ 24 NLT
Beloved, are you CERTAIN that Jesus of Nazareth whom you proclaim as your Lord and Saviour is indeed, the Son of God and the Messiah of mankind?
You need to be sure you know in whom you have believed before Satan unleashes the world with its false Christ.
You need to be acquainted with the Words and nature of Jesus before His words become fully twisted to accommodate all the lies and false narratives of the Antichrist.
Do you know the scriptures are already being doctored to change certain narratives? And many believers are beginning to be swerved, if God doesn’t help the church even His elect will be deceived.
The good news is there will always be a remnant of God preserved. These will stand strong, and refuse to bow to the deception that’s beginning to unfold.
Where one’s heart truly lies will determine how far one will be willing to go.
Today, Understand that the Word of God is TRUTH and His Spirit is available to help you through every challenge.
Stay determined therefore, in God’s grace to be counted in among the REMNANT left standing for Christ.
Be courageous! Your Jesus Christ is the TRUTH and the ONLY WAY to eternity with the Heavenly Father!

 Friday 4th of June 2021

The Cost Of Obedience!

I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word.
Psalms 119 : 101 NKJV
I have refused to walk on any evil path, so that I may remain obedient to your word.
Psalms 119 : 101 NLT
I have avoided every evil way so I could obey your word.
Psalms 119 : 101 NCV
What does keeping the Word of God mean to you?
How much does it mean to you to walk in obedience to Christ?
Many desire to walk in the Word of God, and so many admire those that seem to walk and live by it, but only a few pay the price to actually live a lifestyle governed by the Word of God.
David throws a light on what he had to do to remain obedient to God’s Word.
He was a man known to be after God’s own heart, so to please God meant walking in His precepts.
For David who had made his own mistakes, it was a matter of choice!
It was either to obey God or not to obey Him!
So what did such obedience mean to David?
Obedience meant RESTRAINING himself from all the things he would ordinarily have loved to do that were contrary and non beneficial in his quest to live a life of obedience to God.
To David, Obedience meant REFUSING to walk on an evil path. If any path SMELT evil, not withstanding the gains or how popular the path was, David refused to walk on it. He learnt to say No to pressure, when he needed to say it.
Obedience meant AVOIDING every evil way. David would not attempt to go near a path that was evil and didn’t seem alright. He was not even going to take a chance perhaps it wasn’t as evil as it looked from far.
Learning from David, our obedience to God is also a choice and no inbetween.
It takes a strong conviction that obedience to God’s word is worth living and dying for. And also the determination to give up any and every object of temptation that stands in the way.
Child of God, what does it mean for us then?
Like it was for David, it would also mean, restraining our feet from the path of disobedience, refusing to entertain sin and all appearances of evil, and avoiding sin and disobedience like a plague of leprosy.
When we determine to achieve things in the circular world, we do all it takes, giving ourselves, resources and time. Would it be said to be same in our pursuit of heavenly goals?
Being a new creation in Christ means living a new life governed by the Word of God.
So now what things have you chosen to refuse, avoid or restrain yourself from to ensure you live in TOTAL obedience to the Word of God? Think!!!

 Thursday 3rd of June 2021

Follow The Light!

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”
John 8 : 12 NLT
The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.
Proverbs 4 : 18 NLT
Light arises in the darkness for the upright, gracious, compassionate, and just [who are in right standing with God)
Psalm 112 : 4 AMPC
Light shines on those who do right; joy belongs to those who are honest.
Psalms 97:11 NCV
You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light [of God’s favor] shall shine upon your ways.
Job 22 : 28 AMPC
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
Psalms 119 : 105 NKJV
Darkness is the absence of light!
When the earth in its rotation turns away from the light of the sun, we experience night time.
Similarly, God is our light, when we turn away from His light, or the light of His presence night comes into our life, and we experience the darkness that comes with it.
Again, Jesus is the Sun of righteousness that lightens our hearts and ways.
As we draw close to the Sun of righteousness, we would not walk in darkness for His glory lightens our path.
The Word of God is light!
It is impossible therefore for anyone who has turned away from God’s word, neglecting and making light of it not to walk in darkness, fulfilling its works.
So the more one turns away from walking in the word of God, the more sin is indulged.
But the closer one draws to the Lord, the brighter the path, the more the ability to see clearly to walk in truth and obedience.
Drawing closer to God not just in public eye but in our closet causes us to change from glory to glory, with our hearts filled with His Word and our mouth speaking aright.
It’s in this closeness with God we decree things and they are established, because we speak the mind of Christ and His favour surrounds us.
The Lord is therefore, calling you to FOLLOW obediently in His light, WALK AWAY from every deed of darkness and live in His abundant life!

 Wednesday 2nd of June 2021

The Epistle of Christ!

When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures. The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written:
Luke 4 : 16‭ -‬ 17 NLT
“But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
Jeremiah 31 : 33 NLT
You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ sent through us. This letter is not written with ink but with the Spirit of the living God. It is not written on stone tablets but on human hearts.
2 Corinthians 3 : 2‭ -‬ 3 NCV
In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5 : 16 NCV
In those days of Jesus, the Words of God were read out from the scrolls. People would go into the temple to listen to the scriptures read out.
These days, God’s word is no longer limited to scrolls. They are found in prints and in other forms.
Although it can be said to be accessible to all now, there are some people on their own due to religion, position or disposition who will not willingly, read, listen or watch anything to do with the Word of God.
But God has made a provision to take care of that through you.
You are God’s epistle of Salvation written by Christ to be read by all men. When men come in contact with you, they see and read through your life God’s love, kindness, mercy, grace, truth, His nature etc.
Your life becomes a translation of God’s word, the living scroll on which His Word is written, available to be read by every man, woman or child of any race or religion, God allows your way.
What must you do then?
You must understand your life maybe the best translation many may ever see to read and the only translation some may ever read.
In view of this, you must live in such a way not to misrepresent Christ, therefore let the light of God shine through your clearly that men will see your good works and praise your Father in heaven.
You are God’s bill board, His sign post, directing men on the eternal path.
So stand tall, strong and shining out eligibly to be read correctly to the praise of our Saviour Jesus!

Tuesday 1st of June 2021

Common Temptations!

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.
1 Corinthians 10 : 13 NLT
God even knows how many hairs are on your head. So don’t be afraid. You are worth much more than many sparrows.
Matthew 10 : 30‭ -‬ 31 NCV
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.
Psalms 23 : 4 NLT
When trials and temptations get heated up in one’s life, it could feel like never has anything as such happened before. One could begin to ask, ‘Why is my own different?’
Yes, beloved, it could feel different to you from what you may think your friend or neighbour could be going through, but the truth is, there’s no temptation that is strange or uncommon to man.
If there be any consolation, understand that somebody somewhere is going through or has gone through the same situation or even through worse situations.
To remind you that someone else maybe going through something worse off doesn’t make yours light or incognito, but it’s to assure you that even in your situation the mercies of God stands tall.
The mercies of God will never allow any circumstance much more that you can bear around you. If you couldn’t bear it, God wouldn’t even allow it come your way.
In His faithfulness, He will create a way of escape and yet walk close beside you, protecting and comforting you.
What do you do in your challenges?
Remember that Jehovah is aware of what you are going through, He can and will fix it as you keep holding on. So do not cast away your confidence in Him.
Imagine when the Lord knows the number of hairs on your head and able to tell when each strand falls out, does He not then know what you are going through, the intensity of the challenge and the way out of it.
Be assured, He that that knows the way out has made a way too. Only patiently walk with Him, while He leads you out having seen you are where He wants you to be in your thinking, learnt His lesson, been prepared enough for what’s ahead and character built up the more to be Christ like.
Beloved, hold on! Your challenges will pass, and a peaceful turnaround will come!

Monday 31st of May 2021

Chastisement or Blessings!

My child, do not reject the Lord’s discipline, and don’t get angry when he corrects you. The Lord corrects those he loves, just as parents correct the child they delight in.
Proverbs 3 : 11‭ -‬ 12 NCV
If you do not punish your children, you don’t love them, but if you love your children, you will correct them.
Proverbs 13 : 24 NCV
You have forgotten the encouraging words that call you his children: “My child, don’t think the Lord’s discipline is worth nothing, and don’t stop trying when he corrects you. The Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as his child.” So hold on through your sufferings, because they are like a father’s discipline. God is treating you as children. All children are disciplined by their fathers. If you are never disciplined (and every child must be disciplined), you are not true children. We have all had fathers here on earth who disciplined us, and we respected them. So it is even more important that we accept discipline from the Father of our spirits so we will have life. Our fathers on earth disciplined us for a short time in the way they thought was best. But God disciplines us to help us, so we can become holy as he is. We do not enjoy being disciplined. It is painful at the time, but later, after we have learned from it, we have peace, because we start living in the right way.
Hebrews 12 : 5‭ -‬ 11 NCV
“The one whom God corrects is happy, so do not hate being corrected by the Almighty. God hurts, but he also bandages up; he injures, but his hands also heal.
Job 5 : 17‭ -‬ 18 NCV
Are you feeling the heavy arm of God’s correction? Don’t think it’s wasteful, it’s brings your heart and body to a place of submission, wherein you begin to live in the right way.
God doesn’t just wake up to discipline us. Many corrections and rebukes from God’s word and from people around us would have passed before our insistent disobedience would invite His discipline.
His discipline may mean total stripping off of that which makes us proud and over confident, it could mean failure, it could bring shame, it also could mean eating a hated humble pie etc.
Getting angry and stubborn when corrected only delays change, and keeps us marking time.
The best attitude is to listen to God’s instruction, admit any wrong, repent from it and begin to pursue the right. When we ask God sincerely to help us change and submit to His instructions, He does help.
Note: Obedience to God keeps His chastisement away, but draws His promotions and blessings!
Which do you prefer? His Chastisement or Promotions? Obey therefore

Friday 28th of May 2021

Cut Off All Hindrances!

If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— where ‘Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.’ And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— where ‘Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched.’ And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire— where ‘Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.’
Mark 9 : 43‭ -‬ 48 NKJV
So put all evil things out of your life: sexual sinning, doing evil, letting evil thoughts control you, wanting things that are evil, and greed. This is really serving a false god. These things make God angry.
Colossians 3 : 5‭ -‬ 6 NCV
Therefore if you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, sharing in His resurrection from the dead], keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value].
Colossians 3 : 1‭ -‬ 2 AMP
Did God not create all the essential parts of our body to help us live effective lives here on earth, yet he says we should cut them off instead of letting them ruin our lives or stop us from making heaven.
Listen God’s blessings in your life if not managed well and put in it’s place can cause you heaven, so also will other things not properly checked and put in subjection to your love for God.
There’s nothing on earth you can’t live without! Listen, somebody somewhere is already living so.
Do not let friends, family, career, or your personal lust, desire or ambition cause you heaven.
When you give whatever up for heaven, be sure God will keep you in His grace and faithfulness.
Nothing here on earth worths the mortgaging of your future. Not even marriage, children, houses, cars etc. All you hold dear on earth is bound to either leave you or you leave them one day on this earth, but your life is only secured in God through Christ.
Do you know many people cut off alcohol, smoking, caffeine, sugar, salt, processed meat and oil, etc because the doctor has warned that those could cost them their lives here on earth. What of you?
Would you cut off anything and anyone that poses to cost you your walk with God, meaning eternity?
Please stay focused on eternity and spare nothing!

Thursday 27th of May 2021

The Name of Jesus!

So they called Peter and John in again and told them not to speak or to teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, “You decide what God would want. Should we obey you or God? We cannot keep quiet. We must speak about what we have seen and heard.”
Acts 4 : 18‭ -‬ 20 NCV
Jesus is ‘the stone that you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Jesus is the only One who can save people. No one else in the world is able to save us.”
Acts 4 : 11‭ -‬ 12 NCV
Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Philippians 2 : 9‭ -‬ 10 NLT
And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Mark 16 : 17‭ -‬ 18 NKJV
There’s something about the name of Jesus that terrifies the entire World, both human and non human entities.
That same thing that terrifies them is that which should excite the children of The Most High God.
There’s absolute dynamic power in that name!
The world is ready to hear every religion speak about their prophets, leaders and their sacred writings, but once the name Jesus Christ, or the word of God is uttered, demons are offended and men get agitated, for the Word of God is light. Again, the Word of God spoken in faith emits unseen spiritual light that lightens darkened hearts, and sets captured minds free.
Jehovah, the Father of our Lord Jesus, whom we serve is REAL, LIVING and full of POWER.
The disciples of old were forbidden to speak in the name of Jesus. In this present generation Christians are subtly forbidden to speak to people about Jesus, or pray in His name, or wear a cross or any christian symbol that points to Jesus in the Work places. But it’s okay and allowed for people to wear a tattoo of hell, T-shirts of hell, fly colours of every other group, but not one that brings the light and truth of Jesus.
What did the disciples of old do? They chose to obey God! Yes, they were beaten, sent to Prison and were even killed. But it’s MOST HONOURABLE to go through all that for the sake of Jesus, than to stay COWARDLY SAFE obeying all laws but not God’s.
You have the power to affect the World. Choose whom you will serve, obey and carry His banner!
Jesus, Satan, Government, Political correctness, Fear or courage? Which one is it? Choose wisely!

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

Be Not A Hired Hand!

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep. A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to him and he isn’t their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock. The hired hand runs away because he’s working only for the money and doesn’t really care about the sheep. “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me, just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep.
John 10 : 11‭ -‬ 15 NLT
And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”
Luke 2 : 49 NKJV
God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing.
Ephesians 2 : 10 NCV
For a wide door of opportunity for effectual [service] has opened to me [there, a great and promising one], and [there are] many adversaries.
1 Corinthians 16 : 9 AMPC
Why do you do what you do for God and for His Kingdom?
Do you see yourself as just a hired hand or one going about his father’s business.
Jesus saw the kingdom business as His Father’s business, that’s why He faced every opposition without running away, turning back or regretting His commitment to the assignment He was born to bear.
A hired hand is one not committed to the Kingdom business, always ready to check out at the nearest exit, once pressure, hardship, opposition or persecution surfaces.
We may not all be leaders of God’s flock, but the Lord has equally committed good works regarding His Kingdom into our hands, not as hired hands but as His sons and daughters, who can go about our Father’s business responsibly.
Faithfulness is therefore expected, not because of any gain or additional blessings, but because we are convicted and see it as our God given responsibility.
Our heavenly Father also expects our determined COMMITMENT and CARE to His course.
When one TRULY cares about God and His Kingdom, passion and commitment would not be forced or demanded from the individual, but he or she will run on as unto God not looking for gains, applause, or any form of escapism.
How are you attending to the work you were born to do, which spells the essence of your existence?
Are you feeling unconcerned, working like a hired hand or like a Son conscious of His Father’s business?
May Jesus truly finds you busy and Faithful in His vineyard at His return!

Monday 24th of May 2021

The Sovereign and Wise God!

Who else has held the oceans in his hand? Who has measured off the heavens with his fingers? Who else knows the weight of the earth or has weighed the mountains and hills on a scale?
Who is able to advise the Spirit of the Lord?
Who knows enough to give him advice or teach him? Has the Lord ever needed anyone’s advice? Does he need instruction about what is good? Did someone teach him what is right or show him the path of justice?
Isaiah 40 : 12‭ -‬ 14 NLT
“What sorrow awaits those who argue with their Creator. Does a clay pot argue with its maker? Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying, ‘Stop, you’re doing it wrong!’ Does the pot exclaim, ‘How clumsy can you be?’
Isaiah 45 : 9 NLT
Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping—believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, “That’s how many descendants you will have!” Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.
Romans 4:18‭, ‬20‭-‬21 NLT
God CANNOT be put in a strait jacket, for He works in many ways, His wonders to perform.
When men do not understand or can’t figure out what God is doing and why He has decided to move contrary to our quick fix expectations, complaints and harsh doubtful words will be flying in the atmosphere as if God is a man.
In everything He does, He ensures man would have no ground to steal His glory, but unquestionably would lift up Holy hands giving thanks for His wonderful works.
We are not to fret, get worked up or discouraged because of delays and disappointments we are experiencing, especially when God has promised to intervene in our lives. No one can counsel or push God to do something.
He is Jehovah, and He has it all worked out before Him, following each step at a time as He pleases.
The situation in your life may seem disjointed, hopeless and irreparable. Listen! The Potter knows how to remould and put you back into His expected shape.
Right now, you may not see the reason to keep holding unto the promises of God, but do just what Abraham did. Hope against hope, doubt every doubt while you believe in God’s ability to rise against every odd in your life. Jehovah, who alone is the Sovereign Lord will bring to pass every promise of His in your life, so be not shaken!

Friday 21st of May 2021

Jehova Knows And Cares!

People of Jacob, why do you complain? People of Israel, why do you say, “The Lord does not see what happens to me; he does not care if I am treated fairly”?
Surely you know. Surely you have heard. The Lord is the God who lives forever, who created all the world. He does not become tired or need to rest. No one can understand how great his wisdom is.
He gives strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak. Even children become tired and need to rest, and young people trip and fall.
But the people who trust the Lord will become strong again. They will rise up as an eagle in the sky; they will run and not need rest; they will walk and not become tired.
Isaiah 40 : 27‭ -‬ 31 NCV
Beloved, Jehovah sees and has seen what you are going through. He sees your pain, hurts and fears. He has seen every drop of tear in your closet.
Jehovah truly cares about you!
You may think, ‘If He does, how come He hasn’t answered your prayers, or changed your situation or even killed that enemy that has so cheated you?’
You may still think, ‘If He cared, why did Heallow things to get so bad? He didn’t heal your child, spouse, parent or sibling? He let them die. He watched and let you lose your house or your job.
He didn’t rise up to your defence in the law court, so your false accuser and enemy got away with their evil action, while your were penalized.
Yes, all the above may have happened, but it still doesn’t mean God is neither watching nor caring for you. Jehovah does care and His Words surely Stands!
Remember, He sits in heaven, and has made the earth His footstool, so He sees every move and thought from afar. He knows how all will come together. When He rises to judge, to fix and defend His own, everyone praises Him because of His justice and long suffering.
Jesus delayed when Lazarus was sick, He allowed Him to die and be buried, so that He will show forth His glory through His resurrection.
The glorious Miracle in your life is not in you never dying, never was cheated, or abused, or abandoned, never lost a job or once never failed! The great testimony is the aftermath. Your resurrection from your down and lowly state. Your New turnaround!
Jehovah will cause you to become strong again, rise again, and shine again. All you need to do is, Keep trusting His wisdom. Always Remember He loves and Cares, so in His best time you will testify again!

Thursday 20th of May 2021

Our lifetime is seventy years or, if we are strong, eighty years. But the years are full of hard work and pain. They pass quickly, and then we are gone. Teach us how short our lives really are so that we may be wise.
Psalms 90 : 10‭, ‬12 NCV
Use every chance you have for doing good, because these are evil times.
Ephesians 5 : 16 NCV
We are workers together with God, so we beg you: Do not let the grace that you received from God be for nothing.
2 Corinthians 6 : 1 NCV
Be wise in the way you act with people who are not believers, making the most of every opportunity.
Colossians 4 : 5 NCV
Living for seventy to one hundred and twenty years may sound like a long time on earth, but do you know it’s only a little fraction of years out of God’s eternity?
Do you know how many years eternity represents in number? So think of one hundred and twenty years out of it. Beloved, the time you are graced to spend on earth is only a very very tiny fraction of eternity, it can be said to be one-eternitieth.
If your life is only one-eternitieth of God’s eternity, can you not see your life is to be treasured and your time well spent?
Do you know how expensive rare gems or pictures are? Do you know how secured and well preserved they are? And honestly, you don’t find rare artefacts in every house, they are kept encased securely in Museums, under surveillance.
Your God given life time is infinitely rare.
It is a once-in-eternity moment opportunity, to live for and represent the Kingdom of heaven here on earth.
Therefore, you must treasure every moment, hour and day. You must seek to fulfill PURPOSE, the very reason you have been graced with your many years.
You are here to SEEK FIRSTLY, God’s Kingdom and His righteousness and nothing More!
As you step out to faithfully do so, every other nice blessing you may need will be given to you by God.
Because God is a God of purpose and not a time waster or a bad investor, He will require us to account for the many opportuned years He has given us wherever He has positioned us.
We must therefore, begin to use our time wisely, making use of every opportunity to do God’s will. The day of return and reckoning is ahead of each of us, let us be ready. Are you ready to meet with the Lord in ETERNITY? The Clock is ticking, be prepared!

Wednesday 19th of May 2021

 The Battle Is Of The Lord !

He said, “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
2 Chronicles 20 : 15 NLT
Who can snatch the plunder of war from the hands of a warrior? Who can demand that a tyrant let his captives go? But the Lord says, “The captives of warriors will be released, and the plunder of tyrants will be retrieved. For I will fight those who fight you, and I will save your children.
Isaiah 49 : 24‭ -‬ 25 NLT
And everyone assembled here will know that the Lord rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the Lord ’s battle, and he will give you to us!”
1 Samuel 17 : 47 NLT
I do not trust in my bow; I do not count on my sword to save me. You are the one who gives us victory over our enemies; you disgrace those who hate us. O God, we give glory to you all day long and constantly praise your name.
Psalms 44 : 6‭ -‬ 8 NLT
Are you at a point where all the odds are against you? Have you looked at your situation and whispered it is hopeless? Is the challenge much bigger than you can wriggle out in peace without loses and damages?
Have you not thought the best thing is to let things just be, not because you are expecting a quick turnaround or a positive outcome, but because you have given up?
Listen child of God, Your God is bigger than any mountain that scares you to climb, even in the darkest hopeless situation, His light permeates. When man’s impossibility card flashes, God’s possibility card checkmates.
Stop worrying, only your persistent belief will cause lhe King of Glory to arise, and every gate of opposition and hopelessness will be lifted.
Beloved, this is not your battle! You can’t fix it! God doesn’t need your human reasoning or help to do this. Stand back and you will see Jehovah beat the enemies hands down bringing the spoil to you.
All those that said No to you will begin to apologise. Those that refused to favour you will lose out. Those that sat on your promotions will be unseated. Those that wickedly said, ‘Over their dead body’ will receive a hearse farewell.
Do not allow your present hardship or troubles discourage you. Your Heavenly Father will battle on your behalf and give you the victory. He will disgrace whatever it is that troubles your peace.
The battle is the Lord’s! Stand strong in your hope and be expectant of the blowing wind of change!

Tuesday 18th of May 2021

A Sign and a Wonder!

“Nazareth!” exclaimed Nathanael. “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” “Come and see for yourself,” Philip replied.
John 1 : 46 NLT
I am here, and with me are the children the Lord has given me. We are signs and proofs for the people of Israel from the Lord All-Powerful, who lives on Mount Zion.
Isaiah 8 : 18 NCV
I say this because I know what I am planning for you,” says the Lord . “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future.
Jeremiah 29 : 11 NCV
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord , And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand.
Psalms 37 : 23‭ -‬ 24 NKJV
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.
Proverbs 24 : 16 NLT
Have men judged you based on where you are right now, in your fallen state, in the shadow of what you are yet to be? If yes, they have missed it big time!
Soon, they will watch and behold God’s transformation in your life.
Nazareth, in the time of Jesus, was not a significant town, yet it was where Messaiah, the Mighty One of Israel lived and grew up.
Every big tree started with a tiny seed. Inside that tiny seed is the big tree even though it never appears in the sturdy form and big size it would later grow into.
It would take a lot of days, years, rainfall, sunshine, heat and even wind for it to sprout, shoot out, blossom, flower and then bear fruit.
Many ants, flying insects and little creeping animals would have perched or climbed on the blossoming plant before it becomes a gigantic tree. All these happen to be part of the growing process.
Whatever you are going through in your life is part of your forming process.
Your age doesn’t define or limit you, because Psalm 92 : 14 says, ‘They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing.’
Even if you have made a mistake or failed before, it is a learning curve. God helps the righteous to rise up from their fallen state and put them on the rock to stand.
God has not finished with you. Be patient as He dots all your I’s and crosses all your T’s. People will never understand your building process because you are a WONDER and a SIGN in the hands of God.
So do not call yourself what God hasn’t called you! Look forward to what is yet to come, for indeed it is GREATER and God will mount you on His pedestal!

Monday 17th of May 2021

God Of Restoration!

When the Lord brought the prisoners back to Jerusalem, it seemed as if we were dreaming. Then we were filled with laughter, and we sang happy songs. Then the other nations said, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, and we are very glad.
Psalms 126 : 1‭ -‬ 3 NCV
The Lord says, “I will give you back what you lost to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts, the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts. It was I who sent this great destroying army against you. Once again you will have all the food you want, and you will praise the Lord your God, who does these miracles for you. Never again will my people be disgraced.
Joel 2 : 25‭ -‬ 26 NLT
Jehovah is a God of restoration! There’s no situation He can’t fix or put back into shape.
Sometimes through our stubbornness and disobedience we walk through doors we shouldn’t, into situations that leave us worse off.
We lose our jobs, businesses, houses, marriage and even our close walk with God.
Satan’s number one tactic is lies and deception!
He encourages us to do things that are wrong in secret, and lies to us we will not be caught. He says you can outsmart them, afterall other people are doing it, use those connections and hang out with so so and so.
At the end of satan’s secret prosperous quick fix is pain and calamity.
Child of God, perhaps you’ve found yourself there, or similarly in a downward spiralling situation, do not panic!
It’s time to go back to God and repent of your sin, disobedience or whatever the Holy Spirit leads you to do or say to your Heavenly Father.
Then turn around from that wrong direction and go back to continous fellowshipping with the Lord and obeying Him.
Patiently listen, hear and obey God’s instructions,.
Discard shame and walk with God one step at a time. As your heart stays on Him, He will gradually guide you in the new way to walk in, and pull the right godly association around you.
He will also allow your heart to be TRIED OVER AND OVER again establishing it in His grace.
The God who knows His thoughts and plans for you will if need be, use your experience from the bad to bring you to a platform of greater responsibility where you will help others not to fall.
But don’t be afraid! Jehovah will restore you as you learn obedience and grow in love towards Him.
Remember in your own strength you can’t prevail, so let go and Let God take charge and direct your path.

Friday 14th of May 2021

Reaping In Joy!

As Jesus looked up, he saw some rich people putting their gifts into the Temple money box. Then he saw a poor widow putting two small copper coins into the box. He said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow gave more than all those rich people. They gave only what they did not need. This woman is very poor, but she gave all she had to live on.”
Luke 21 : 1‭ -‬ 4 NCV
Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.
Psalms 126 : 5‭ -‬ 6 NLT
He will once again fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy. Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the home of the wicked will be destroyed.”
Job 8 : 21‭ -‬ 22 NLT
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
Galatians 6 : 9 NLT
Why was Jesus observing how much money people were putting in the temple box?
Remember people were giving unto God for the upkeep and the demands in God’s temple.
Before they even got out there to do both their public or secret giving, Jesus already knew how deep they had dipped into their savings. He knew if they could have done better than they did, or if it was just a callous giving, to fulfill all righteousness.
He rated their giving through the eyes of the All knowing God. Worldly men with unlimited sight and understanding could have applauded only those with mega-gifts, but Jesus said the poor widow who dropped only two copper coins stole the show. Why? She gave her All! The All that was left for her to live on, she had the heart to give it to God, without fear of what’s next, being a widow.
But the rest of the givers, gave what they didn’t need, that which didn’t affect their social life, their bank balance, their feeding, their day to day runs. Their’s wasn’t a sacrificial giving! What they gave to God cost them NOTHING!
Beloved, God sees every sacrifice we make for Him and His Kingdom, in the giving of our time and resources. He never leaves us without rewards! His rewards come at His right time, and the biggest will come at the end of the age.
Sacrificial giving can be challenging and painful, especially when it comes to digging deep down to the bottom. But it also exposes the state of our heart towards God our FIRST giver. When we give to God in tears, be sure we will come back in not only rejoicing, but with plenty!
Your giving is PERSONAL to God who SEES you and your left over, so dig deep like the widow woman!

Thursday 13th of May 2021

Always Unto The Lord!

And when Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table. But when His disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? For this fragrant oil might have been sold for much and given to the poor.” But when Jesus was aware of it, He said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a good work for Me. For you have the poor with you always, but Me you do not have always. For in pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she did it for My burial. Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.”
Matthew 26 : 6‭ -‬ 13 NKJV
Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
Matthew 22 : 37‭ -‬ 39 NKJV
And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him.
Colossians 3 : 17 AMPC
When you give (do good) to a person, do you see it as giving (doing it) unto God through the individual or just giving (doing it) unto the individual?
Many grudge in their giving or doings, because they do not see it as giving or doing it unto God.
Some find it hard to give offering in church, because in their heart they don’t see it as firstly giving to God but to the Pastor. Note God will never come down in person to receive your gifts. He receives it through the church, through the poor, the widowed, the imprisoned, the orphaned, the needy etc.
Many without good motives CHOOSE to rather do good or give to the poor and needy ALONE, but not to the church or to the work of God, like Judas, who disapproved of the expensive perfume poured at the feet of Jesus by the woman. Instead he suggested she should have sold it and given the money to the poor instead of using it on Jesus.
Who should come first in our heart of giving, Jesus or the poor? When our heart understands Jesus must be at the CORE of whatever we do, then our motives in doing or giving will be right.
We are to give to the poor and needy, but not as neglecting the Lord, His house or anything that has to do with Him. At every opportuned time, GIVE UNTO THE LORD by giving to His kingdom business, and also by giving to the poor and needy.
Whatever you do, remember to do it ALWAYS as unto the Lord and for the Lord, not grudgingly!

Wednesday 12 of May 2021

In Love With The Lord!

Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
Luke 2 : 36‭ -‬ 37 NKJV
The one thing I ask of the Lord — the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord ’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.
Psalms 27 : 4 NLT
I love your sanctuary, Lord, the place where your glorious presence dwells.
Psalms 26 : 8 NLT
Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.
Matthew 22 : 37‭ -‬ 38 NKJV
What was wrong with Prophetess Anna?
Was she a lazy woman? Couldn’t she have found other circular jobs than to dedicate her whole life to serve in the presence of God?
If she was in this present generation, wouldn’t she have been called names, such as Lazy without any ambition, Weird, Miserable, Not loveable or even Dejected.
No man would understand the chosen life of Anna, except that person whose heart is totally consumed by love, dedication and devotion to the Lord. If one’s heart doesn’t perceive that every earthly quest is only but second to the heavenly quest, and like Apostle Paul count all achievements as loss, (except knowing and living wholly for the Lord), then it will be difficult to appreciate Anna in truth.
Her act depicted her being in love with the Lord God!
Anyone deeply in love with another seeks to please the other, and makes out quality time to spend and be with the love of his life.
Anna wanted nothing more in life than to love and serve Yahweh, she left all that could have happened in her life or she could have gained, for her Lord.
We are called to love the Lord with ALL our HEART, and when we do, sacrificing both big and small things becomes easy and second nature.
How much IN LOVE are you with your Saviour, and how far are you willing to go for Him? Is there anything you can’t give or walk away from for His sake. Abraham laid Isaac, (his All) on the Altar of sacrifice. In obedience are you willing to lay down yours? The Lord seeks after your heart! When He truly OWNS your heart, then are you able to give Him any other thing! Today, surrender all ‘I AM’ to Him wholly!

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

Awake, Be Alert!

Then He came to His disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Matthew 26 : 45 NKJV
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8 NLT
This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living.
Romans 13 : 11‭ -‬ 12 NLT
But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”
Ephesians 5 : 13‭ -‬ 14 NLT
You sleep a little; you take a nap. You fold your hands and lie down to rest. So you will be as poor as if you had been robbed; you will have as little as if you had been held up.
Proverbs 6 : 10‭ -‬ 11 NCV
Are you awake and alert? How awake and alert are you? It is no joke, don’t let Satan catch you napping.
He will not only seek to steal from you, but ensure you are permanently in the state of slumber or comatose.
A man that is awake in Christ, walks cautiously in the wisdom of God, following the prompting of the Spirit of God. His spiritual state is not a place of compromise, he strives to stay in the Word and fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
Such a believer is not idle or full of words of excuses. He is active in the Kingdom, understanding he is called to do so faithfully, hoping to see his master and share in the glory beyond.
Remember it’s only when the good man is sleeping, the enemy goes in to sow bad seeds in his vineyard.
Do you think a man in a state of slumber or drowsiness will effectively drive out an intruder from his space? Of course not! For his weak flesh will hinder him. We need to stay spiritually alert, for the enemy of ours soul is prowling around, looking for that weak one to devour.
Look at the world events and you will see the night is far gone. Our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed, therefore, let’s put on the weapons for fighting in the light as we stop doing things that belong to darkness.
Strive to be awake always, refuse spiritual slumber!

Monday 10th of May 2021

Lust For Riches!

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs. But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.”
John 6 : 26‭ -‬ 27 NLT
Those who want to become rich bring temptation to themselves and are caught in a trap. They want many foolish and harmful things that ruin and destroy people. The love of money causes all kinds of evil. Some people have left the faith, because they wanted to get more money, but they have caused themselves much sorrow.
1 Timothy 6 : 9‭ -‬ 10 NCV
Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich; be wise enough to control yourself.
Proverbs 23:4 NCV
These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Matthew 6 : 32‭ -‬ 33 NLT
It is better to be poor and respect the Lord than to be wealthy and have much trouble.
Proverbs 15 : 16 NCV
What is it that drives your hardwork? Is it the strong desire to be rich, live like the rich and be counted among the wealthy? Or is it because you genuinely desire to be a conduit for God’s blessings?
If it’s the latter, then certainly in your present state, with even the little you have, your life should ALREADY reflect you are God’s conduit in your deeds not in talks.
It is not a sin to be rich, but the thought of getting rich by all means has consumed the heart of believers in Christ, that’s why unthinkable atrocities have become the order of the day in the household of faith.
We are exhorted not to wear ourselves out trying to get rich like the unbelievers do. Our heavenly Father,
who already knows everything we need promises to meet all our needs, as we seek His Kingdom above all else, living righteously.
Many believers have made very costly mistakes and have even left the faith because they couldn’t control themselves and their appetites for wealth.
Money is one of the least additions God gives, but eternal life with Christ is the greatest achievement!
It’s better to be poor here on earth and walk through heaven’s gate than miss eternity. Let’s check the state of our hearts and live Wisely today!

Friday 7th of May 2021

Remain Free And Forgiven!

And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”
Hebrews 8 : 12 NLT
He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.
Psalms 103 : 12 NLT
So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.
John 8 : 36 NLT
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
Galatians 5 : 1 NKJV
A fool who repeats his foolishness is like a dog that goes back to what it has thrown up.
Proverbs 26 : 11 NCV
When God says He has forgiven you and remembers your sin no more, do not think it is not so.
Men may choose to forgive and never forget, but God doesn’t revisit forgiven sins no matter how grave they are.
Satan is the one that is so quick to remind us of our past sins. He doesn’t only remind, but flashes the images on our mind to torment us.
He may lie that you are where you are because God is punishing you for your past sins.
Do not believe it! Satan is not the mouthpiece of God. He twists the scriptures to create fear and enslavement.
If you have sincerely repented and asked God for forgiveness, be assured you are forgiven, Q.E.D
Begin to walk in the newness of your relationship with God. Walk away from the old sinful habits.
Do you know Satan will do everything he can to take you back to your old life?
What do you do?
Resist him by all means! Walk away from the sources of your temptation. Don’t ever assume, you can handle it on your own. The old wise satan is cunny, manipulative and will take every chance.
So be determined and yield to the Holy Spirit for strength to never return to those old habits.
Returning to old sinful habits is likened to a dog returning to its vomit. Imagine such a sight!
Spiritually, that’s exactly the way it is, so do not allow Satan to drag you backwards.
Even when you slip or trip, don’t remain there, rise up, dust yourself and keep going.
Stand fast in the freedom you have received from Christ, no more compromising.
Keep your eyes on the prize while you take it one step at a time, living one day at a time in the grace of God. You are truly forgiven and free!

Thursday 6th of May 2021

Jehova Is More Than Able!

“I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?
Jeremiah 32 : 27 NLT
I will give him the key to the house of David—the highest position in the royal court. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them.
Isaiah 22 : 22 NLT
“Write this to the angel of the church in Philadelphia: “This is what the One who is holy and true, who holds the key of David, says. When he opens a door, no one can close it. And when he closes it, no one can open it.
Revelation 3 : 7 NCV
What he destroys cannot be rebuilt. When he puts someone in prison, there is no escape. If he holds back the rain, the earth becomes a desert. If he releases the waters, they flood the earth.
Job 12 : 14‭ -‬ 15 NLT
With God’s power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine.
Ephesians 3 : 20 NCV
As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disappointed.”
Romans 10 : 11 NCV
What do you seek? What is it that makes you sigh and shake your head, wondering if can be done?
Or asking when will it end or happen for me?
Reason it out, is there anything Jehovah can not do?
Whatever can be conceived or has ever or will ever cross the heart of man is not an impossibility before God.
It is only with God, the man Jonah, survived in the belly of a fish for three days, incapacitating the digestive enzymes in the stomach of the fish. An impossibility made possible.
No man can stand against the purposes of God in your life, as long as God is for and with you.
Jehovah is God above every other god or spirit being. His verdict overrules every demonic or man made pronouncements. He removes men and replaces them with whom He chooses. That’s why we are to fear no one nor any circumstance except God.
So don’t ever think what you desire from God is too complicated or hard for Him to unravel and fix.
Instead, ensure what you seek is also God’s desire for you, because even though all things may be permissible, it’s not all that are profitable and edifying. God is interested in your edification and not just your pleasure.
Be confident therefore, that whatever it is you have asked for is only the least God can do. May His hand of favour locate and establish your desire to His glory

Wednesday 5th of May 2021

Death Is A Profit!

To me the only important thing about living is Christ, and dying would be profit for me. If I continue living in my body, I will be able to work for the Lord. I do not know what to choose—living or dying. It is hard to choose between the two. I want to leave this life and be with Christ, which is much better,
Philippians 1 : 21‭ -‬ 23 NCV
You have this faith and love because of your hope, and what you hope for is kept safe for you in heaven. You learned about this hope when you heard the message about the truth, the Good News
Colossians 1 : 5 NCV
My life is being given as an offering to God, and the time has come for me to leave this life. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now, a crown is being held for me—a crown for being right with God. The Lord, the judge who judges rightly, will give the crown to me on that day—not only to me but to all those who have waited with love for him to come again.
2 Timothy 4 : 6‭ -‬ 8 NCV
We know that our body—the tent we live in here on earth—will be destroyed. But when that happens, God will have a house for us. It will not be a house made by human hands; instead, it will be a home in heaven that will last forever.
2 Corinthians 5 : 1 NCV
What’s the worst thing that can ever happen to any man? Think of a worst case scenario. Could it be to have malignant cancer, or have a fatal accident, or be violently murdered, or die in a house fire, or have very bad neurological, brain and muscular disorder or even something worse? Which ever one it is, would it not at the very end wind up in DEATH.
Death is the worst end scenario. No one likes to die, many wish to live longer on this deteriorating earth, and possibly to never die.
But for the believer in Christ, it’s a win win situation.
Death is a profit! It gives us the best life any one can ever wish to have. Who on earth has his street made of gold? Gold is one of the priced possessions. Many adorn it or deposit it away for safety. Imagine not even adorning it but walking on it, how cool or posh can that be?
Jesus has conquered death and doesn’t ever want us to fear death, for it’s the fastest door to glory.
How do you then treat death? Acknowledge it will certainly come one day if Jesus tarries, prepare for it, put your life in order, stay busy and FAITHFUL with your earthly assignment. Touch lives and be ever ready to draw the curtain with a joyful heart.
Finally, when your time is up, gladly ENJOY putting on immortality and experience your GRAND ENTRANCE!

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

Legend Witnesses Are Watching!

We are surrounded by a great cloud of people whose lives tell us what faith means. So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. We should remove from our lives anything that would get in the way and the sin that so easily holds us back.
Hebrews 12 : 1 NCV
It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.” For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God.
It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before. By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith.
Women received their loved ones back again from death. But others were tortured, refusing to turn from God in order to be set free. They placed their hope in a better life after the resurrection. Some were jeered at, and their backs were cut open with whips. Others were chained in prisons. Some died by stoning, some were sawed in half, and others were killed with the sword. Some went about wearing skins of sheep and goats, destitute and oppressed and mistreated. They were too good for this world, wandering over deserts and mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground.
Hebrews 11 : 5‭, ‬7‭, ‬35‭ -‬ 38 NLT
Beloved, there’s nothing new under the sun.
All the persecutions, sufferings, hardship, hunger, danger and torture that any present believer could experience because of Christ was experienced by the believers of old. Inspite of all their trials, they held on to the very end.
Today, they stand at the grandstand watching us run our races. What excuses can we ever give for failing Christ or missing heaven will suffice?
Our brethren were sawn into two, burnt on the stakes, thrown into lions den, stoned to death, killed by the sword and some lived as destitutes, homeless and poor, yet they held on to their faith.
The present day believer finds it easy to dump the faith in the slightest hardship or disappointment. No more patience for God to come through with their requests. Many have left the faith because of lack of a job, lack of a spouse, in the pursuit of fame and possessions, and in the fear of death. Shall we not strive to overcome no matter what Satan harasses us with. Christ and the old Legends are watching as WITNESSES. So PERSEVERE to reach the finish line too like they did! Push on!

Monday 3rd of May 2021

Eyes On The Champion!

Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.
Proverbs 4 : 25‭ -‬ 27 NLT
Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.
Proverbs 4 : 27 NLT
For the Lord sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.
Proverbs 5 : 21 NLT
We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.
Hebrews 12 : 2 NLT
What are your eyes fixed on?
What is it that motivates and keeps you going?
In whatever you do or seem to pursue, be sure your eyes are fixed on eternity with Christ.
Satan knows you are sold out to the Lord.
And spiritually he can see the light of God in you.
So he seeks to quench this light or derail you from pursuing your eternal quest.
He is a master of distraction and sidetracking. He will use normal every day needs, challenges, responsibilities, and even hobbies to distract and sidetrack you. He gets us into pressured positions where we unconsciously begin to pursue these needs as first priority, above maintaining our heavenly race.
Think of how your job, business, family responsibilities, hobbies and socializing which are not evil in themselves, have in the past sidetracked you from your Kingdom commitments.
Satan is making it even more difficult for believers to focus or be heavenly minded in these times. He pressures one with so many good earthly pursuits that it would only be a heart that has CLEARLY marked out straight paths for the feet to walk on, that stays heaven bound.
No matter how difficult or comfortable life becomes, always remember satan seeks to use it to cause you to lose your heavenly focus and be earth bound with responsibilities.
Your PRIMARY pursuits must be heavenly and others must stay secondary.
Keep your eyes and heart on Jesus, the champion who wasn’t sidetracked from the cross but stayed on course. May He keep our feet steady on this heaven bound path, no matter the distractions!

Friday 30th of April 2021

Prosperity In Obedience!

Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord .
Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.
They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths.
You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully.
Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees! Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands.
As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should!
I will obey your decrees. Please don’t give up on me!
Psalms 119 :1‭ -‬ 8 NLT
Do you think it’s a waste of time faithfully following Jehovah with all your might, especially when sometimes it brings pain and discomfort?
That thought can get even more magnified, when one sees unbelieving friends who know, say or do NOTHING about God, yet are prospering beyond measure.
Sometimes, you may even hear preachers compare the rising prosperity of the unbelievers to the disappointing average or lowly life of the believers, as if the believers are missing out on their own prosperity because of something they are not doing smartly. Could that be true?
We must understand the believer’s and the unbeliever’s paths are parallel, guided by different rules, not gearing to the same destination.
Unbelievers GENERALLY are not afraid to do WHATEVER they have to do in order to prosper. They can do the UNTHINKABLE to accelerate, for in their hearts their prosperity is in their own hands. Unlike the believer who understands prosperity comes from God, and any man who desires to PROSPER GOD’S WAY, must be HARDWORKING and LIVING by the GODLY rules of the Lord.

We know our PRESENT life is short and it’s only a passage to a long life in ETERNITY.
Our Lord God desires we experience his goodness both in this land of the living and in the one beyond.
But we must prioritise living FIRSTLY in the present as we should to God’s glory, in preparation to living the BEST LIFE with Christ, when He returns.
So through thick or thin, in abundance or in lack, in sickness and in health, we must not compromise with evil in order to prosper or live large in the NOW.
Living a life of INTEGRITY, comparing our lives and actions, making sure they reflect God’s decree should be in our hearts. A man that follows God’s instruction is a JOYFUL, BLESSED and FAVOURED man. This in itself is prosperity!
Remember! The race does not usually go for the swift, neither the battle for the strong.
Your prosperity is in Christ who never fails, but meets your needs. Hold unto him dearly in all you do. Do not envy the unbelievers, for they also wish to have the peaceful life you have in Christ!
So be thankful and Leave as you should for God NOW!

Thursday 29th of April 2021

You Are God’s Delight!

For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.
Psalms 149 : 4 NKJV
May my friends sing and shout for joy. May they always say, “Praise the greatness of the Lord , who loves to see his servants do well.” I will tell of your goodness and will praise you every day.
Psalms 35 : 27‭ -‬ 28 NCV
The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.
Psalms 37 : 23 NLT
He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.
Psalms 40 : 2 NLT
He protects our lives and does not let us be defeated.
Psalms 66 : 9 NCV
Jehovah is different!
Men may just look at you and not like you based on how you look, what you do and where you are coming from.
They may refuse to favour you because you are too tall, not slim enough, teeth not straight, your English not well polished, and your clothes too colourful.
But that’s man, and not GOD!
Listen, God delights in you! You are His pleasure, that’s why He let Jesus die for you. Yes, you are no way near how He intends you to be, and what He intends you to do, but He hasn’t given up on you. He with your agreement and humble collaboration is gradually, working out His good intentions for you.
But remember, He will not force His goodness, healing or other forms of blessings on you, but along as you are for and with Him, Satan can’t deny you of the blessings either, it’s all in your ‘YES, Lord!’
All the troubles quaking around your space may have led you to think, ‘God has no pleasure in me, or in my business, in my marriage or in my children.’
The truth is God loves to see His servants do well, He loves to see you do well too. He specializes in lifting up His willing children out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and mire of life, standing them on the solid rock to glow. He protects, guides and steadies our feet not to slip.
That you are Jehovah’s delight doesn’t shield you from the challenges of life. Actually God uses them to bring out the best in you to His glory. Be confident therefore, God’s eyes are on you His delight, and by His grace YOU WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED!

Wednesday 28th of April 2021

Rewinding With God!

I will praise you as long as I live. I will lift up my hands in prayer to your name. I will be content as if I had eaten the best foods. My lips will sing, and my mouth will praise you. I remember you while I’m lying in bed; I think about you through the night. You are my help. Because of your protection, I sing. I stay close to you; you support me with your right hand.
Psalms 63 : 4‭ -‬ 8 NCV
But each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life.
Psalms 42 : 8 NLT
Let the faithful rejoice that He honors them. Let them sing for joy as they lie on their beds.
Psalms 149 : 5 NLT
Sweet sleep is a blessing!
Any heart devoid of peace thinks of sweet sleep as a fable.
Many children of God retire on their beds turning over and over the events of the day in fear and sadness, maybe because of unlifted burdens, or because things on the day have not worked out as expected, and could be about the morrow with the challenges anticipated to come with it.
But Jehovah would love His beloved children to bask in His peace, not withstanding the troubles parading around us like giants, for He has it all SORTED IN HIS TIME!
David, a man after God’s own heart was not void of troubles. He confidently faced His challenges leaning solely on the Lord, trusting he would not be disappointed nor be put to shame.
Instead of David turning over and over in bed feeling bad, or reminiscing on what should have been but didn’t happen, he created a special atmosphere of Communion just between him and Yahweh!
He sang, praised and magnified Jehovah his unfailing helper. David’s night/bed time was PERSONAL, his time for specially thinking and conversing with the Almighty!
He understood a problem shared with the King of Kings was a problem solved.
David loved and valued the Lord, and it showed in how He made special reservation of his time and attention given to God. No wonder, He was highly favoured down to his generations.
Let’s be like David, sharing and enjoying our bedtime with the Lord. As we retire into His presence with an open heart, we will surely wake up fortified with His joy, peace and Wisdom. It’s certainly whom we LOVE and VALUE, we undoubtedly seek to see and spend QUALITY time with daily.
Who could that be to you?
May it always be The PRINCE of Peace!

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

Genuine Affection!

Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.
Romans 12 : 10 NLT
When you do things, do not let selfishness or pride be your guide. Instead, be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves.
Philippians 2 : 3 NCV
We must not be proud or make trouble with each other or be jealous of each other.
Galatians 5 : 26 NCV
But if you are selfish and have bitter jealousy in your hearts, do not brag. Your bragging is a lie that hides the truth.
James 3 : 14 NCV
This is the teaching you have heard from the beginning: We must love each other. Do not be like Cain who belonged to the Evil One and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because the things Cain did were evil, and the things his brother did were good.
1 John 3 : 11‭ -‬ 12 NCV
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud.
1 Corinthians 13 : 4 NCV
Every child of God must come to terms with the fact that we can’t receive anything except the Lord gives to us. This means every gift, skill, talent and blessing whether spiritual or physical, is determined and given to each one according to God’s purpose and plan for the individual.
God in His wisdom also endows each person with the needed strength and opportunity to fulfill destiny.
It is our responsibilities therefore, to agree with God in obedience and submission to His plans, to live and shine to His glory.
So then in the household of God, jealousy or envy should not be the case.
God alone knows who you are, why you exist, what you need. He has and will continue to meet your needs at the HIS right time, when you are ready and align yourself with Him in joy and obedience.
Do not therefore, allow envy of another get hold of your heart, for you will be indirectly working against yourself and at the same time behaving badly towards an innocent person who’s been simply positioned by God for His honour.
We are called to GENUINELY celebrate one another’s giftings and blessings, while we also selflessly help each other to be the best we can be. When you are appreciative of WHO you are, WHAT you have and WHERE you are, then envy will not creep into the heart to wreck havoc.
Jealousy is not of God for God is love, and Love is not jealous. Let’s begin to walk in genuine affection!

 Monday 26th of April 2021

Forget Not God’s Goodness!

Let all that I am praise the Lord ; may I never forget the good things he does for me.
Psalms 103 : 2 NLT
Lord, you are my God. I honor you and praise you, because you have done amazing things. You have always done what you said you would do; you have done what you planned long ago.
Isaiah 25 : 1 NCV
Sing to the Lord a new song, because he has done miracles. By his right hand and holy arm he has won the victory.
Psalms 98 : 1 NCV
When we are desperate for something that seems so far fetched, it’s so easy to forget all the good things the Lord has done for us in the past.
Our desperation can becloud our mind, that we lose every sense of judgement, trust and gratitude.
But remembering the good things the Lord has done in the past in our lives, causes our hope to rise again in the midst of our challenges. It helps us see that God who had been gracious and walked us through those problems would do it again.
Remembering the good things the Lord has done, makes everything bare, pointing out things and events we should be thankful for, acknowledging how much worse life could have been, had it not been for God’s goodness.
Acknowledging and appreciating God’s goodness, especially before His throne shows we have not taken His love, kindness and provisions for granted.
When we admit we are where are only because of God’s goodness, it helps us to be humane, not despising or looking down on others because they are not positioned where we are, or they do not have what we have.
Appreciating and not forgetting the goodness of God doesn’t only help in silencing the grumbling spirit, but loosens the selfish hand that tries to Withhold instead of being generous in doing good.
Today, is a new day to yet experience the goodness of God, but do not leave His presence without thanking and acknowledging Him as the architect of your blessings.
As you are thanking God today for all the good He’s done in your life, also thank Him for the numerous promises He is about bringing to fruition in your life for He is not a God that lies.
Praise His Name for the victories He’s won and will still win for you, for this Great God, will not allow you to be a laughing stock before your enemies!

Friday 23rd of April 2021

The Good Sherperd!

For forty years I led you through the wilderness, yet your clothes and sandals did not wear out. You ate no bread and drank no wine or other alcoholic drink, but he provided for you so you would know that he is the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 29 : 5‭ -‬ 6 NLT
He took away your pride when he let you get hungry, and then he fed you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had ever seen. This was to teach you that a person does not live on bread alone, but by everything the Lord says. During these forty years, your clothes did not wear out, and your feet did not swell. The Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with rivers and pools of water, with springs that flow in the valleys and hills,
Deuteronomy 8 : 3‭ -‬ 4‭, ‬7 NCV
My God will use his wonderful riches in Christ Jesus to give you everything you need.
Philippians 4 : 19 NCV
The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need.
Psalms 23 : 1 NCVJehovah remains the same!
As He was with the people of old, so is He even now with this present generation, who love and trust Him.
His promises are yes and Amen, in Christ Jesus!
His compassion never ceases! And so would you continue to experience His awesome goodness in this land of the living, because you love Him!
As the Lord shepherded Israel, His flock for forty years in the wilderness, so He is shepherding His people called by His name. In the wilderness, He sustained His children from the tear and wear of their clothes and shoes for a huge 40 yrs.
He refused them having bread and wine, instead He fed them with manna, to purge their minds from the belief that man lives by bread alone.
Israel lived by leaning on the promises of God, and He was faithful to fulfill every of His word.
It’s the same promises from God’s word that would sustain us in this wilderness journey of life.
God will be faithful to provide all that we NEED!
In His faithfulness, He will not allow us to be tried much more than we can handle.
Our good shepherd never sleeps but watches over our lives, shielding us from ferocious wolves, leading us on every terrain, helping us up the mountain, walking and lighting our paths in the valley.
Certainly, Jehovah will bring us to a good land. But to follow Him to the end, the Word of God must become our delight and sustenance. So let’s begin this day to delight and take heed to His Word!

Thursday 22nd of April, 2021

Blessings Of God!

Blessed is every one who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways. When you eat the labor of your hands, You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you. Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine In the very heart of your house, Your children like olive plants all around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the Lord .
Psalms 128:1‭ -‬ 4 NKJV
Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors.
Deuteronomy 11 : 19‭ -‬ 21 NLT
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22 : 6 NKJV
Psalm 128 tells us the man who fears the Lord is blessed.
Yes, he is blessed by the Lord Himself!
The blessings do not stop only on this individual, it also affects his household.
This blessed man not only fears the Lord but also walks in His ways.
It’s one thing to claim to love and fear the Lord, but the proof is seen in one’s attitude and way of living.
God alone knows who fears Him and walks in His ways, that’s why His blessings come directly from Him and can never be forged.
As Parents, Carers, Aunties and Uncles who fear and walk with the Lord, we must think of our children, nephews, nieces and families under our watch too, to teach them to walk in the same fear of the Lord so His blessings may come upon them.
As we desire our children to do well in the secular society with good education and jobs, let’s also understand that nothing compares to the blessings that come from the Lord to that one person who chooses to fear and love Him. It comes with PEACE and JOY!
The child who learns from parents to walk in the fear of God will flourish and excel in whatever his hands find to do according to purpose, to the glory of God.
Let’s strive to teach our children and wards real values in Christ as God has stipulated, if not the world will derail and confuse them with empty and false gains. It’s of no value for them to gain the whole world and lose their souls. Let’s teach them!

Wednesday 21st of April 2021

Renew Your Thoughts!

Remember my words with your whole being. Write them down and tie them to your hands as a sign; tie them on your FOREHEADS to remind you.
Deuteronomy 11 : 18 NCV
So prepare your MINDS for action and exercise self-control …
1 Peter 1 : 13a NLT
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he [in behavior—one who manipulates]. He says to you, “Eat and drink,” Yet his heart is not with you [but it is begrudging the cost].
Proverbs 23 : 7 AMP
Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.
Colossians 3 : 10 NLT
Instead, let the Spirit renew your THOUGHTS and attitudes.
Ephesians 4 : 23 NLT
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every THOUGHT into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
II Corinthians 10 : 4‭ -‬ 5 NKJV
The good Lord who created us knows our battle starts in the mind. The thoughts of the mind can go haywire, wanting to walk through prohibited streets if not taken captive and redirected to approved routes.
A man can eventually become a manifestation of his thoughts, so imagine what or who one can be when the thoughts are off the ungodly road.
Jehovah asked the Israelites of old to write down and tie the word on their foreheads as a reminder, not to go the wrong path or do the wrong things.
Our old nature was used to wallowing in every thing dirty and sinful which is contrary to the new nature we have in Christ. We find out that although our Spirit is born anew, our flesh still seeks to be stuck in its old ways dragging the mind, Will and emotions along, instead of letting the whole being follow after the Holy Spirit’s desire.
But to prosper, live and walk after our creator in our new nature, we must therefore seek to renew our thoughts and attitudes.
The Word of God helps us renew our minds, as we LEARN, BELIEVE and OBEY the instructions written there in.
Show me a child of God who’s totally transformed, and I will show you one who walks and lives by the Word of God. May that one be You!

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

Be Equipped With The Word!

We should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
Ephesians 4 : 14 NKJV
You will stand trial before governors and kings because you are my followers. But this will be your opportunity to tell the rulers and other unbelievers about me.
Matthew 10 : 18 NLT
Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2 : 15 NLT
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
I Peter 3 : 15 NKJV
Your sturdy and defiant confidence in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ will certainly draw attention to you.
It is well to be so for you are light and many in darkness will be drawn to the light, love and grace oozing out of you.
Be aware, questions will be thrown at you. Those confused, swayed by fear and every wind of doctrine will be enquiring answers from you, regarding your faith.
God hopes to use every one of His children, properly positioned in these last days to bring the Good News of the gospel to men, women and children.
Therefore, there’s the need to back up our confidence with the truth of God’s Word because it’s only God’s Word that brings conviction, deliverance, change and stability by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Now is the time for us to spend more time, digging deep into the Word of God.
It’s time to equip yourself with truth that will not only affect you but also those around you.
You are God’s mouth piece! Listen you may never know the totality of God’s word, but the beauty is the little you read, you can know, and experience how active and alive it is for yourself, and then pass it on.
Your experiences would only come from your believing, and your believing comes from studying, imbibing and obeying the Word of God.
Child of God, begin to prepare now, don’t wait for the challenge to come FIRST. Be readily equipped for it!

Monday 19th of April 2021

In Your Heart, Set Christ Apart As Holy!

Now who is there to hurt you if you are zealous followers of that which is good? But even in case you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, [you are] blessed (happy, to be envied). Do not dread or be afraid of their threats, nor be disturbed [by their opposition]. But in your hearts set Christ apart as holy [and acknowledge Him] as Lord. Always be ready to give a logical defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it courteously and respectfully.
1 Peter 3 : 13‭ -‬ 15 AMPC
The Lord of hosts–regard Him as holy and honor His holy name [by regarding Him as your only hope of safety], and let Him be your fear and let Him be your dread [lest you offend Him by your fear of man and distrust of Him].
Isaiah 8 : 13 AMPC
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Luke 12 : 34 NKJV
We are exhorted above to set Christ apart as holy in our hearts. Whatever is set apart in our heart becomes our treasure. And whatever a man treasures, he seeks to protect with all he has got.
When Christ becomes truly our treasure, well set apart in our hearts, the effect will become obvious.
It will be so apparent that no one messes up with you in the area of your faith. None would ridicule, Christ, the love of your heart and without getting a passionate, heartfelt reply.
Do you now know why many muslims react once anything disrespectful is said, written or drawn about their Prophet? It’s because he, even though human is treasured in their heart.
We are not to become violent in defence of our Christ, but we must not let anyone cause us to compromise on the love, worship, servitude and honour we have for Him.
When we treat our saviour as Holy, sacred and treasured by not just what we say, but by also how we live, others around us will begin to learn to appreciate Christ, wanting to know what our hope is.
The disciples of Jesus couldn’t live or behave like the religious pharisees of their time, because being with and loving Jesus, goes beyond mere religion.
It totally transforms one from an eye service follower to one truly dedicated and separated for His purpose and glory.
Christ died to regain and separate you unto Himself, Would you now set Him apart as Holy in your heart?

Friday 16th of April 2021

Be Still Traveling Mind!

"Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.”
Psalms 46 : 10 AMP
God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it.
Psalms 46 : 5 NLT
God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
Psalms 46 : 1 - 3 NKJV
Give your worries to the Lord , and he will take care of you. He will never let good people down.
Psalms 55 : 22 NCV 
Why does the Lord instruct us to be still?
Does it mean we are to sit in one spot not doing anything, just waiting for the Lord to help us?
Not at all!
You and I know man is a 3-dimensional being, (spirit, soul and body). So one can very much be seated in one place bodily, but has navigated the whole continents and villages that please the mind.
Man only steps out to do, because in His thoughts  he has already accessed or tried it out. 
You are the dwelling place of God, the temple of the Most High, the city of the Living God where by His might He protects.
Troubles shall come, but do not be moved, for Jehovah knows to exalt Himself as the God above all gods. 
Have you committed that which troubles you today into God's hands? Then relax! Let Him be God, don't go travelling in your thoughts seeking to do the unthinkable to help yourself.
Yes, you may reason that by now, your storm should have calmed, but it still seems to be raging. And even the mountains that were quiet before are beginning to shake, and the waters are roaring. 
Is God not hearing? Is He not going to answer?
Please understand, with Jehovah, who alone remains God, it's never late. The quakings and shakings are setting the atmosphere for God's might to be displayed. He never let's His own down.
The Lord insists you do not worry. If you understand and recognize God to be in charge, and there's nothing absolutely difficult for Him, then stand still!
He will set His praise in the mouth of your onlookers!

Thursday 15th of April 2021

Never Withhold Mercy!

God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Matthew 5 : 7 NLT 
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor  and hate your enemy.’  But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
Matthew 5 : 43 - 44 NKJV
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Galatians 6 : 7 - 9 NKJV
Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord  is a GOD OF JUSTICE; Blessed are all those who wait for Him.
Isaiah 30 : 18 NKJV
Beloved, do not let the world change you into becoming who and what you are not. You are, and are called to be like your MERCIFUL Heavenly Father.
It is so so easy not to favour those who have cheated, used and hurt you, especially at the point you seem to be their only saving hand.
Satan in the mind, would remind you of all their betraying words, so not to help. But the word of God exhorts to show Mercy. Yes, they may deserve your tit for their tat, but mercy gives an underserving good. 
When you show mercy, you are indirectly opening up your own doors of mercy for the very point of your need. The world may call you a fool for staying on mercy track, but Jehovah sees His DNA in you.
Jehovah is a God of justice! He ensures we sow corn and reaps corn and not thistles.
No mercy you show is a waste, especially when it comes as a sacrifice, from a heart that chooses to forgive instead of to revenge, a heart that chooses to put God first, instead of self. 
Listen! When mercy comes back visiting at your doorstep because of the mercy you once showed others in the past, you will be amazed the same Mercy would also choose to stop over at your children's and your children's children doorsteps. 
So never withhold Mercy, let it flow for your good!

Wednesday 14th of April 2021

Affecting Lives!

At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did. But it happened in those days that she became sick and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room.
Acts 9 : 36‭ -‬ 37 NKJV
Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them. But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.
Acts 9 : 39‭ -‬ 40 NKJV
Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive, And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.
Psalms 41 : 1‭ -‬ 3 NKJV
Being kind to the poor is like lending to the Lord ; he will reward you for what you have done.
Proverbs 19 : 17 NCV
Tabitha’s legacy spoke for her when she died. The lives she had touched wouldn’t let heaven rest until she was revived. The Lord did not sustain Tabitha on her sick bed but rose her from her dead bed, for the Lord owed her all she had lent Him on behalf of the poor.
We are blessed to be a blessing, enriched to enrich others, strengthened to strengthen others and alive to help others live.
What legacy are you hoping to live behind?
Remember your wealth is not in how many houses, cars, children, possessions you have, or in how much money you have in your bank account.
It is in how many lives you have affected with the resources, (physical and spiritual) the Lord has blessed you with, where-in you are positioned.
Perhaps you passed on today, would people sincerely cry out to God for you, like was done for Tabitha, or will they be passive at your bedside, or even be grateful for your departure?
Jesus affected lives! We’re to follow His footsteps! Leave shiny footprints on the sands of time, don’t just live and die, live fully and effectively in Grace!

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Love Does No Harm!

We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.
1 John 4 : 16 NLT
Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Romans 13 : 8‭ -‬ 10 NKJV
For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3 : 17 NLT
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.
Galatians 5 : 13 NLT
Many interpret love to be different things. Carnal minds interpret love to be only sensual, but we know love is divine. Love started in and with God and is therefore, not embedded in sin.
Beware! The Show of love is not a display of sin.
We are to owe nothing but love. Whether deserved or not, we are to choose the way of love, which is the way of God. A heart of love doesn’t seek to hurt another, not even in the name of revenge.
When we do good to those that have hurt us, we represent Christ well, and also give God the opportunity to vindicate and avenge for us.
Love doesn’t work ill. The act of wickedness, starts in the heart. Every act of fornication, adultery, gossip, lie, envy, malice etc starts from the heart that’s not yielded to the love of God.
Love covers a multitude of sins. Like Christ forgave and covered our multitude of sin, so we ought to let go of offences and walk in the love of God.
It could be your spouse, your sibling, your child, neighbour, your boss or even your wicked relative somewhere. The best way to overcome their wicked arrows of hurt is to love and pray for them.
The heart of love, is one that is not bound, but free to experience God’s goodness, because it’s not blocked by offences. So Set your heart free to walk in love and experience the joy of God’s prosperity.

Monday 12th of April 2021

Blessing In Disguise!

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord , thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29 : 11 NKJV
God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
Numbers 23 : 19 NLT
“Praise the Lord ! He promised he would give rest to his people Israel, and he has given us rest. The Lord has kept all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.
1 Kings 8 : 56 NCV
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Romans 8 : 28 NKJV
Jehovah has no reason to lie to man, the work of His hands. Who and what is man that He should lie to Him? Does God now fear man that He has created, that He would resort to saying what He does not mean?
No! God remains truthful, even when in our slow minds we have not yet seen or comprehended His wisdom, in all the ups and downs He has let our ways.
Because you love Him and has been called according to His purpose, be assured that even those your challenges and disappointments are leading towards your next appointment.
Remember, it’s not you that works it out but the Sovereign Lord, who has the wonderful thoughts of peace, and knows what your good future should look like.
If Esther did not become an orphan and a slave living with her Uncle Mordecai, would she have become the Queen in place of Vashti?
If Joseph’s brothers did not hate him enough to sell him into slavery and if he had not been accused by Portiphers wife to end up in prison, would he have ended up interpreting Pharaoh’s dream that put him on the throne of Egypt?
Learn to trust God, for in His hands your pains, failures, disappointments, betrayals, losses are all together blessings in disguise, coming together for your good. Do not try to change the course of your life, let God lead and guide your steps. As you lean on Him in absolute trust, you will begin to see that even your enemies unknowingly been a blessing.

Friday 9th of April 2021

No Second Chance In The Grave!

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.
Colossians 3 : 23‭ -‬ 24 NLT
Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 9 : 10 NLT
Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free.
Ephesians 6 : 8 NLT
Everything you do or say should be done to obey Jesus your Lord. And in all you do, give thanks to God the Father through Jesus.
Colossians 3 : 17 NCV
Be warned! There’s no second chance to achieve any aim or get it right in the grave. All the time we have at our disposal is this, which we are privileged to have right now.
Every second and minute should be valued and used for the Lord in the best of our ability.
There’s no need of procastinating to tomorrow, ideas and jobs one can and needs to do today.
You know, tomorrow may just not be available!
So whatever that has been committed into your hands, or your hands have found to do, or your heart has been inspired to do, step out and begin to do it, now.
In your doing, remember you do it as one serving the Lord. We are to give our best to do well, for whatever we do comes with a reward from our Master, Jesus.
Perhaps, you are not sure your skill, position and day job is one that could meaningfully be associated with God. Firstly reason, does that which you do lead you to obey God? If yes, then place God at the centre of it and use it to His glory. If it’s not one that leads you to obey the Lord, it should mean you turn away from it, for the Lord will never lead you to any thing or job that wouldn’t glorify Him, no matter how much gain it brings into your life.
Seek therefore, to give and do your best for the Lord now that you have life and opportunity.
Remember, your today is only a gift, tomorrow is not assured and may never come!
Make haste will the sun shines, night (grave) is nigh when one can no longer work. Do your best today!

Thursday 8th of April 2021

Be True To Your Identity!

So Jacob took the food to his father. “My father?” he said. “Yes, my son,” Isaac answered. “Who are you—Esau or Jacob?” Jacob replied, “It’s Esau, your firstborn son. I’ve done as you told me. Here is the wild game. Now sit up and eat it so you can give me your blessing.”
Genesis 27 : 18‭ -‬ 19 NLT
Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” “What is your name?” the man asked. He replied, “Jacob.” “Your name will no longer be Jacob,” the man told him. “From now on you will be called Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have won.”
Genesis 32 : 26‭ -‬ 28 NLT
Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty!
Psalms 32 : 2 NLT
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Hebrews 4 : 16 NLT
Jehovah, our creator and Lord, already knows who we are and what we are like. We may hide our shortcomings and struggles from men, but it will not do us good trying to hide or pretend before God, for He is the only one who can help or change our story.
Jacob’s name means Supplanter or schemer.
In order to receive the father’s blessings, he covered his true identity. Because he was in denial of his name Jacob (schemer) before his father, He was able to scheme and obtained the father’s blessing through deception. But to obtain God’s blessings, he knew he had to come clean and face his true deceptive identity before God. He accepted he was Jacob and grace found him. His name was changed from Jacob to Israel (Triumphant with God).
Things can only change in our lives when we become true and sincere with God. He forgives and helps us when we do not cover our sins.
He desires to give a new beginning, but firstly, we must boldly acknowledge our faults and seek for change.
God cannot be mocked or deceived!
Let’s be open to God with who we are and what we desire. As we earnestly seek Him in TRUTH, He will transform, strengthen and lift us from our state of weakness and helplessness to a glorious state!

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

In The Face Of Hostility!

Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up. After all, you have not yet given your lives in your struggle against sin.
Hebrews 12 : 3‭ -‬ 4 NLT
“A student is not better than his teacher, and a servant is not better than his master. A student should be satisfied to become like his teacher; a servant should be satisfied to become like his master. If the head of the family is called Beelzebul, then the other members of the family will be called worse names!
Matthew 10 : 24‭ -‬ 25 NCV
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.
1 Corinthians 10 : 13 NLT
Jesus Christ faced so much hostility from the sinners and religious leaders. He was the light that exposed their hypocrisy and wickedness.
Evil hearts do not love to be exposed. In these recent times, christianity is receiving so much bashing.
Christians are intimidated and are targeted in every walk of life, when they speak of what the Word of God stipulates in the affairs of men.
Hostility is the force against every light that shines in darkness. Jesus experienced it, so every disciple of Jesus would experience it at one time or the other, except if the disciple chooses to zip the mouth, and turn the eyes in the opposite direction.
Any child of God that chooses to be mute, and pretend not to see or hear evil, will live with a troubled heart, devoid of peace.
We are exhorted not to be afraid of these challenges when they come in our work places, neighbourhood or wherever we find ourselves, but we must stand our ground for truth and the love for God.
Do expect accusations and derogatory names to fly around because of the raw nerves of sin you touch.
Never stop doing right, loving and shinning your light. Trust the faithful Lord, who has assured of a way of escape as it pleases Him.
It is better to stand with God than to seek accolades and acceptance from haters of truth and righteousness.
Let’s be like our master, Jesus! Enduring with joy in the face of hostility and rejection for Heaven’s sake!

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

His Love, Better Than Wine!

Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth – For your love is better than wine.
Songs of Solomon 1 : 2 NKJV
And may you have the power to understand as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully …
Ephesians 3 : 18 – 19 NLT
Yes, I am sure, that neither death, nor life … nor anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.
Romans : 38 – 39 NCV
The Songs of Solomon speak of God and us (His bride).
The love of God is said to be better than wine.
Wine is a symbol of an earthly pleasure that can intoxicate if allowed. It gives a false peaceful assurance and joy.
Its sense of satisfaction only endures for a moment, as it wears off, reality sets in.
But the love of God in Christ Jesus endures forever.
Nothing can ever separate us from it, for it was purchased with the precious blood of Jesus.
God’s love is a sure foundation to build on and cling to.
Beloved, everything in your life can sink, flee or be taken away in trying times, but the love of Jehovah stays with you.
And because He loves you, He will help work out all the wrongs and downs in your life, if only you let Him.
He will mend your brokenness, realign your disappointments and restore your losses, that is, only if you anchor your heart on Him.
Confidence in His unfailing love makes all impossiblities possible.
Earthly pleasures are only momentary, but God’s love is eternal.
Be assured of this great love of God, for Jesus went all the way for you!
You are loved beyond measure!
Why don’t you reciprocate by loving, obeying and living for Jesus WHOLLY NOW!
God’s love never fails!

Monday 5th of April 2021

Endurance Strengthens Character!

We can rejoice too, when we run into problems and trials. For we know that they help us develop endurance.
And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens confident hope of salvation.
And this hope will not lead to disappoint. For we know how God dearly loves us, because He has given us His Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.
Roman’s 5 : 3 – 5 NLT
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ was a divine assignment.
One purposed to give us a new heart, a new Spirit, a new lease of life, a new objective, a new pursuit and a new fulfilment.
All about us is to come together conforming us to the image of God’s Son.
Blessing us with earthly goodness is not a chore for the Lord, but above that He desires our characters be formed, aligning to that of Jesus, so that His blessings will then do us good instead of derailing us from the heavenly race.
God’s interested in strengthening your character!
He will use everything that will challenge and build you to be drawn and become like Him.
That’s why the many problems and trials come to help us develop endurance (patience).
Endurance is what our character needs in order to be strengthened.
The world doesn’t cook up patience, every thing out there is on the fast track, from the food we eat to the items we use.
Many are no longer patient to get rich from hard work. They ask, why wait when you can become a millionaire overnight, after one occultic sacrifice?
The way of God is that of Patience, for patience is a virtue.
When our character is strengthened through endurance, it also raises our hope of salvation.
Our hope that God will come through in our situation, this confident hope never ends in disappointment.
Today, the Lord is asking that we let our godly character be strengthened through patience, so that our desired blessings will come in their right time as we work.
From this day, do not run out of PATIENCE, but deliberately run out of IMPATIENCE, and receive the goodies at the end.

Friday 2nd of April 2021

Crushing At Gethsemane!

Then accompanied by the disciples, Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives. There He told them pray that you will not give in to temptation. He walked away about a stone’s throw and prayed…
Even as Jesus said this, a crowd approached, led by Judas, one of the twelve disciples. Judas walked over to Jesus to greet Him with a kiss. But Jesus said, “Judas, would you betray the son of man with a kiss? …
Then Jesus spoke to the leading priests, the captains of the Temple guards, and the leaders who had come for Him, “Am I some dangerous revolutionary,” he asked, “that you come with clubs and swords to arrest me? Why didn’t you arrest me in the Temple? I there everyday. But this is your moment, the time when the power of darkness reigns.
Luke 22 : 39 – 53 NLT
The Messiah (the one anointed with oil) finished the passover meal and went to the Garden of Gethsemane, on the Mount of Olives to pray with His disciples. Gethsemane was an oil press, where olives were crushed under a big stone to bring out oil. It was the very place where Messiah’s suffering started.
His will was crushed and taken. From there He was led gradually to the cross.
Oil represents joy, healing and the Holy Spirit.
It was in the crushing, the chastising, the bruising of the anointed one, (the Messiah), we have received our healing, our joy, our peace and forgiveness.
In His death, we have received of His Spirit.
This day may Christ receive the glory as we surrender to the crushing of our own will and desires to conform to God’s will.
May the sweet fragrance of our inner beauty ooze out in our selfless submission to His way and will.
Today, may you receive His crown of beauty for ashes, His oil of gladness for mourning and His garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
And may you always be seen and called a Tree of righteousness!

Thursday 1st of April 2021

Thanking God Ahead For All Challenges!

When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. Then He said to them, ” With fervent desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer, for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.”
Then He took cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves, for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the Kingdom of God comes.”
And He took bread, gave thanks, and broke it, and gave it to them saying, “This is My body, which is given for you, do this in remembrance of Me.
Luke 22 : 14 – 19 NKJV
This is what you were called to do, because Christ suffered for you and gave you an example to follow. So you should do as He did.
He had never sinned, and He had never lied.
People insulted Christ but He did not insult them in return. Chrust suffered, but He did not threaten. He let God, the One who judges rightly, take care of Him. Christ carried our sin in His body on the cross so we would stop living for sin and start living for what is right. And you are healed because of His wounds.
1 Peter 2 : 21 – 24 NCV
O How much Jesus was wounded for our sins!
He understood the agony and pain He was about to face, yet at the passover table, He took the bread, gave Thanks and broke it.
The broken bread signified His suffering body, His wounds and His death. He was thankful for the suffering and death, even before He went through it.
He left us this example to follow. Being thankful for the challenges that may come with obeying God.
His suffered death on the cross that we may stop living for sin, but to start living for righteousness.
Have you stopped living for sin?
May this year’s remembrance of Christ’s death, establish your heart on Him in gratitude, causing you to live for Him evermore, following His footsteps all the way till He returns in His glory.
Be sure, if you suffer here on earth for His name sake, you will also share in His glory at His return.

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Overcome In Joy!

Since we have been made right with God by our faith, we have peace with God. This happened through our Lord Jesus Christ who through our faith has brought us into that blessing of God’s grace that we now enjoy. And we are happy because of the hope we have of sharing God’s glory. We also have joy with our troubles, because we know that these troubles produce patience. And patience produces character and character produces hope. And this hope will never disappoint us, because God has poured out His love to fill our hearts …
Roman’s 5:1-5 NCV
This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24 NCV
A happy heart is like good medicine, but a broken spirit drains your strength.
Proverbs 17:22 NCV
… Do not be sad, because the joy of the Lord will make you strong.
Nehemiah 8:10 NCV
You have shown me with the way of life and You will fill me with the joy of your presence.
Acts 2:28 NLT
I will shout for joy when I sing praises to you. You have saved me.
Psalm 71:23 NCV
We all face troubles day to day.
The food for thought is, do you have JOY WITH your troubles?
Be it known to you that Satan wants you broken in your trouble, but God desires you have joy with it.
Unfortunately, troubles are part of the walk of this life, but how you deal with it becomes your choice. You can decide to have joy with it or allow Satan to break and rejoice over you.
Being joyful is the right choice!
It doesn’t excel in tha absence of pain, it thrives in it.
Divine Joy is already deposited in your heart by the Holy Ghiost, awaiting troubling times.
In the presence of God, joy is in fullness.
In your singing to the Lord, it overflows and mends the heart.
Walking in joy is walking in grace and strength, which confuses your adversary.
Do not let your situation break you!
Overcome it in Joy!
Choose joy over complaint, depression and self isolation.
Boldly enter into God’s presence, pour out your heart and be renewed with His joy.
Choose to overcome in JOY!

Tuesday 30th of March 2021

TRUE TO THE END!

And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. Then there arose some from what is called the Synagogue of the Freedmen. They were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke. Then they secretly induced men to say, “We have heard him speak blasphemous things against Moses and God.” And they stirred up the people, elders, and the scribes, and they came upon him and seized, and brought him to the council.
Acts 6 : 8 – 12 NKJV
When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.
But he, being full of the Holy Spirit gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God… then they cried out with aloud voice, stopped their ears and ran at him with one accord. And they cast him out of the city and stormed him…
Acts 7 : 54 – 58 NKJV
But watch for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten up in synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them … do not worry …
Mark 13 : 9 – 11 NKJV
What was Stephen’s offence?
It was that men of his time could not stand the wisdom and Spirit of God in Him. They couldn’t stand truth.
It’s going to be same in these last days for true believers in Christ.
But do not worry, Strive to stay faithful to God.
He will sustain and give you grace like He gave the disciples of old.
May Jesus rise and stand in acknowledgment, on your behalf before the Father.
May the Heavens celebrate your faithfulness and home coming.
Do not compromise truth so to be spared or accepted!
One with God is majority!
Stay TRUE to Jehovah until your last breath.
You are already VICTORIOUS in Christ, so keep WINNING in that same grace of God!

Monday 29th of March 2021

Preach The Word, Now!

Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favourable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke and encourage your people with good teaching.
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and whomesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears would want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths.
But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry the Lord has given you.
2 Timothy 4 : 2 – 5 NLT
Beloved, what ministry has the Lord given you?
The Lord has given everyone a ministry, which is also termed an assignment or a calling based on one’s gifting.
All assignments come together for the advancement of God’s Kingdom, relieving and bringing men to the saving knowledge of Christ, through the Good News of the gospel. And we must work at FULLY carrying out our assignments from the Lord.
Because these assignments may involve siffering for Christ’s sake, we must stay determined to endure.
Now, more than ever, we must USE EVERY opportunity to share the word of God, for there may never be a favourable time.
Deception has crept in, truth is eroded in the world and church.
But You have the truth in you!
Preach the truth of God’s word, do not compromise it!
Patiently correct, rebuke and encourage in truth and love, do not keep a blind eye. Let your light shine in dark places.
Use your songs, stories, writings, drama, giving of care, servitude, your shop, job or business to share the Good News.
Earlier, the Word of Salvation in Christ was brought to you through a means, now be God’s means of taking same words of salvation to another.
Please do not relent or shy away!
Time is running out and Heaven is watching our ways !
Let’s begin to preach the word of God, NOW and not TOMORROW!

Friday 26th of March 2021

God Remembers To Keep His Promises!

There was in the days of Herod, King of Judea, a certain priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in age….
But the angel of the Lord said to him, ” Do not be afraid Zacharias, for your prayer is heard and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John …
Now His father Zecharias was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying, “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel. For He has visited and redeemed His people, … To perform the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant. The oath which He swore to our father Abraham….
Luke 1 : 5 – 80 NKJV
Out of the broken, barren and the seemed forgotten, the amazing grace of God is revealed, making the impossible things possible.
God in His time makes all things beautiful. He uses the written off’s to bring forth his master plan to the sons of men.
The name Zechariah means, God remembers. Elizabeth means, My God is an Oath or the Oath of God,
While John means, the grace of God.
According to Zechariah, God chose to REMEMBER and fulfill His OATH to Abraham, through them; the coming together of ZECHARIAH and ELIZABETH.
Little did they know in their old age God had not finished with them regarding a child, until the appointed time.
As they continued to serve God faithfully, inspite of their reproach, God’s GRACE was manifested in their lives through the birth of John.
It doesn’t matter what your story is today, no one but God can turn over a new page and write the next chapter of your life. Only Him can finish your story.
Be hopeful, yours is not finished yet because He hasn’t written your climax.
In your faithfulness to Him, inspite of your struggles, setbacks, loss and pain, He will do a great thing!

Thursday 25th of March, 2021

We Are Only By His Grace!

Remember dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you.
Instead, God chose the things the world considers to be foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And He chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted to be nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers as important. As a result, no one can boast in the presence of God.
1 Corinthians 1:26-29 NLT
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace towards me was not in vain; but laboured more abundantly than they all, yet not I but the grace of God which was with me.
1 Corinthians 15:10 NKJV
We are confident of all this because of our great trust in God through Christ. It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God. He has enabled us to be ministers of His new covenan…
2 Corinthians 3:4-6 NLT
Beloved, when God calls anyone for an assignment, usually the assignment would be bigger than the person. The one called to serve feels inadequate. It’s indeed the doing of God, so that the servant learns to lean and depend on God.
Without His involvement we can do nothing.
We are not called to be His or serve Him because we are qualified!
No! No one is qualified!
It’s an honour and privilege to humbly serve and do what He has called us to do.
In our willingness to obey Him, the grace to accomplish manifests.
Do not be afraid to step into those shoes to serve, yes they are big but God’s grace fills them up.
Never let His grace upon you be in vain.
Serve with joy and humility!
Stay connected in His presence.
Shut your ears to hindering criticism.
Look unto Jesus the author and finisher of your faith!
Walk worthy of God’s calling upon your life.
Never forget, all glory belongs to Him!
Then through You, He will confound the wisdom of the wise.
So Keep serving as GRACE speaks over you!

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

God’s Understanding is Infinite!

How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension (infinite).
Psalms 147 : 5 NLT
Oh how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge. It is impossible for us to understand his decisions and ways.
Romans 11 : 33 NLT
Have you never heard?
Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
The creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary, no one can measure the depths of his understanding.
Isaiah 40 : 28 NLT
Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind, or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in his mother’s womb so you cannot understand the activity of God who does all things.
Ecclesiastes 11:5 NLT
There are some things the Lord our God has kept secret, but there are some things He has let us know.
These things belong to us and our children forever so that we will do everything in these teachings.
Deuteronomy 29:29 NCV
Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but He has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know we will be like Him, and we will see Him as He really is. All who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as He is pure.
1 John 3:2- 3 NLT
Child of God, our God is an infinite God and cannot be fitted into our finite minds.
There are many things we do not know and understand about Him and His ways, but be assured, He has revealed to us enough as needed to walk in obedience, and fulfill our assignment in Faith.
We must walk along in Faith and not doubt, for He is awesome and His words are true.
Looking forward to meeting with Him, requires purifying yourself and getting ready to present your works before Him.
Then will you understand all, for you will be like Jesus.
Till then, work out your salvation with fear and trembling, not failing off the grace of God.
Walk in love and ensure holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.
Rejoice! For you are called and chosen to show forth His light and glory.
Do so without apologies !

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

The Lord’s Your Defence

Indeed they shall surely assemble but not of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake…
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement you shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me, says the Lord.
Isaiah 54 :15,17 NKJV
Curses will not harm anyone who is innocent; they are like sparrows or swallows that fly around and never land.
Proverbs 26 :2 NCV
Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbours. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they’ll see your honourable behaviour and they will give honour to God when He judges the world.
1 Peter 2 :12 NLT
So be careful how you live, don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.
Ephesians 5 :15 NLT
A wise man sees a ditch and avoids it, but fools walk straight into it.
Your integrity as a child of God is always at stake, you live well not to open an easy door for Satan to use.
Satan prowls around seeking the weak to take out, and the strong also to weaken and take out.
He will come with battles, accusations, lies and intense heat.
Do not fear! The Lord watches and protects you under His shadow where you abide.
You must remain under His covering and not stroll around in the wild, where the wolves and hyenas await.
Every accusation and curse against you will fail and dismember for they are lies.
Jehovah vindicates in His wisdom, at the right time.
Trust God and continually walk in His precepts, for you will laugh last and loud with a resounding victory.
The heat on you right now will die down, be patient, because their gathering is not of God.
You are a child of God and your defence is of Him, only stay on the righteous side with Him.
Even in your mistake, as you repent and confess it before God, He will have mercy and deliver you!
Never fear nor give in, those unseen weapons, accusations and curses fashioned, will never prosper against you.
Jehovah is your EBENEZER. Amen!

Monday 22nd of March 2021

Joy For His House!

I want more than anything to be in the courtyard of the Lord’s temple. My whole being wants to be with the living God.
Psalms. 84 : 2 NCV
A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else!
I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good lives in the homes of the wicked.
Psalms 84 :10 NLT
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Psalms 122 : 1 NLT
Those who are planted in the house of the Lord, shall flourish in the courts of our God.
Psalms 92 :13 NKJV
Happy are the people who live at your temple, they are always praising you.
Psalm 84 :4 NCV
David was one man who delighted in going to the house of the Lord, and was glad every time he had an invitation to go there.
The temple of God was in Jerusalem, yet He was happy to make the journey, because it was the house of God.
Jehovah is omnipresence, could be met every where, but there’s nothing as beautiful as paying Him a house visit.
No matter, how lovely it is when you chat with your parents on the phone from a distant, you know it feels different when you physically visit in their dwelling.
Where two or three designate and gather in his name, is his church. He dwells in their midst, and we should not neglect that gathering together.
Satan knows the power of physically coming together as God’s church in his temple, so hinders it.
Many are discouraged, fearful and least desire to be together physically as his church, even when they have the opportunity.
Satan lies and says it’s ok to be everywhere else in the presence of people, but not in the house of God.
Let’s learn from King David, He would rather spend just one day in the court of God than a thousand, having the good life in the house of the wicked.
What do you say?
Are you glad to step out and go to the house of God when opportuned, casting out fear and excuses?
Those planted in God’s house, flourish in His courts.
Seek to go and be planted, serving with joy and flourishing before Him!

Friday 19th of March 2021

God Conquers Evil!

Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.
Roman’s 12 : 21 NLT
Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way everyone can see you are honourable.
Roman’s 12 : 17 NLT
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk children of light.
Ephesians 5 : 8 NKJV
But I say to you who hear; love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you and pray for those who spitefully use you.
Luke 6 : 27 – 28 NKJV
The world is becoming darker and darker.
Evil seeks to conquer all hearts and actions, but the Lord has left us in this dark world as children of light.
We are called to shine out our lights to cover every nook and corner darkness exists.
Roman’s 12 : 21 exhorts us not to let evil conquer us, it tells us we can overcome evil by doing good.
We defeat evil not by continuing in the evil too, but by doing good, the opposite of the evil.
It’s our duty to change every atmosphere we find ourselves in to the glory of God.
We do so not by continually speaking of the problem but by introducing the opposite of the problem as its solution.
So to drive away darkness, you don’t concentrate on the darkness, but introduce light.
Concentrate and Introduce your love instead of hate, you bless instead of curse, you do the needed good instead of dwelling on the present bad.
You are God’s game changer!
Be the solution, don’t magnify the problem!
Make a difference!
Shine your light, for only your light will drive out the darkness.
Let God who has called and equipped you, be glorified as you change the atmosphere for God’s goodness to be seen!
Today, choose to be different and make a difference !

Thursday 18th of March 2021

Your Buildng Revealed!

Because of God’s grace to me, I have laid the foundation like an expert builder. Now others are building on it. But whoever that is building on this foundation must be careful. For no one can lay any foundation other the one we already have – Jesus Christ.
Any one who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials – gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay or straw. But on the judgement day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if the person’s work has any value. If the work survives that builder will receive a reward. But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer a great loss. The builder will be saved, but like a person barely escaping through a wall of fire.
1 Corinthians 3 :10 -15 NLT
.. so be truly glad. There’s wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold – though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honour on tbe day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
1 Peter 1:6-7 NLT
Think of how scary and painful it could be for any one escaping through a wall of fire!
Imagine how painful it could be for anyone who has spent his whole life building a house, all for it to burn down at the point of inspection, and the builder would barely escape with his life, but no house to show.
That will be the fate of a lot of believers who are carelessly building their lives or other peoples lives with the wrong values and attitudes.
We are the temple of the Holy Spirit, with Jesus Christ as its laid foundation.
This temple is built on daily, consciously or unconsciously.
Everything we do matter!
Our edifices on that day will reveal how we have lived, served and built up our lives, other lives and the Kingdom businesses.
Will your building survive?
Build in the love and fear of God!

Wednesday 17th of March 2021  

Uproot Every Root Of Sin!

And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and He never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drags away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.

James 1:13-15 NLT
Looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.
Hebrew 12:15 NKJV
Repent of your wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps He will forgive your evil thoughts, for I can see you are full of evil jealousy and are held captive by sin.
Acts 8:22-23 NLT
Every sin enslaves!
Every sin starts with a seed of thought, which comes from our own desires and lusts.
When we are consumed by these desires and lusts, we spend time thinking and dreaming of them.
These seeds in the heart begin to grow, the more we think about them and feed off informations about them, the seeds grow, take root and begin to become young plants, further indulgences turn the plants into a trees.
We know it is more difficult to bring down a tree that’s fully grown and strongly rooted in the soil, than to root out a seed that’s just sprouting.
It takes a lot of energy, time and effort to dig out a tree of sin.
When sin is allowed to grow in the heart, it becomes a tree. As it bears fruits, it leads to other sins.
We are to root out sin in our lives, before it takes root and we become enslaved.
No sin is small.
Every sinful seed, spread out in the atmosphere of the mind must not be allowed to be watered to germinate.
Root it out before it takes root in the heart and mind!
Root out every bitterness, unforgiveness and other forms of contaminations, for they are like poison and channel blockers.
Let your mind and heart be free of every sin, so that the blessings of God will flow freely in and through your life.
The Lord is able to deliver from any stronghold.
Call on the Lord Jesus!

Tuesday 16th of March 2021

In God’s Time!

He said to Abram, “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them for 400 years. And the nation whom they serve , I will judge, afterward, they shall come out with great possession…
But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.
Genesis 15 :13 -14,16 NKJV
You will arise and have mercy on Zion; For the time to favor her, Yes, the set time has come.
Psalms 102 :13 NKJV
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven..
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:1,11 NLT
Can you see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end?
Do you know the reasons He does what He does, and allows what He allows?
Do you know why He passes through unfamiliar routes that beat human conception?
Do you know His timing of visitation, when you will look around and realise your prayer has finally been answered?
Jehovah has His timing for all things!
He is not a disorganized God, He has all under His control, and knows the right time for any and every thing to be.
He watches even the flowers to make sure they blossom in their seasons.
The sun never fails to rise and set in its given time any where on earth.
You may not know the seasons of God, but He never misses it.
When we understand that everything about us is known to the Lord, it calms us not to worry.
Abraham was told how his descendants would go into slavery for 400yrs, after which there would be a return for his descendants of the 4th generation.
God watched over this to perform them in their set out times.
God has His set out time for every activity in your life.
He has assured us that His plans and thoughts towards us are good.
So all we need do is to trust Him to perfect all in His time!
So worry Not!

Monday 15th of March 2021

Jehovah Watches!

The Lord looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race. From His throne He observes all who live on the earth.
He made their hearts, so He understands everything they do.
Psalms 33 : 13 – 15 NLT
But just before dawn, the Lord looked down on the Egyptian army from the pillar of fire and cloud, and He threw their forces into total confusion.
Exodus 14 : 24 NLT
The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there’s anyone who understands, who seeks God.
Psalms 14 : 2 NKJV
Indeed, He who watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleep.
The Lord Himself watches over you!
The Lord stands besides you as your protective shade.
The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night.
The Lord keeps you from harm and watches over your life.
The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
Psalms 121 : 4 – 8 NLT
Jehovah is mindful of all His creations.
His eyes are particularly on you!
As He was protective over the Israelites especially on their wilderness journey, so He is over you.
Nothing about you is a surprise, for He knows you inwardly and
outwardly.
He seeks to guide the willing heart into a good place in Him!
Who is it, that is wise to seek and follow God?
He is that one whose heart is peaceful, and the Lord causes him to dwell in safety!
He is the one who looks up to the Hills where cometh our help!
He is the one whose Shepherd is the Lord, and he fears no evil!
He is the one who understands heaven is home, earth is only a passage!
He understands he’s a sojourner and one day he will see the Lord!
His heart beats for Jehovah alone and he delights in Him!
Are you the one?
The Lord will perfect all that concerns you, Fear not!
Keep trusting!
Keep following Him!
One day at a time!
He is keeping watch over you!

Friday 12th of March 2021

Pruned To fithfulness!

I am the true Vine, My Father is the gardner. He cuts off every branch of mine that does not produce fruit. And He trims and cleans every branch that produces fruit so that it will produce even more fruit…
You did not choose Me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you are ask for using my name.
John15 : 1 – 2, 16 NLT
Those who are planted in the houseof the Lord, shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing.
Psalm 92 : 13 – 14 NKJV
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
Psalm 52 : 8 NKJV
Beloved, you have been chosen and appointed to be fruitful.
You are a branch on the Vine.
Every one of us is a branch, airing hope and expectation for the gardener.
The gardener regularly linspects the branches. When He sees any DEAD branch, He doesn’t ignore it, He cuts it off.
If He notices any branch that’s alive but not fruitful as it ought to be, He TRIMS and CLEANS up the branch, so it can bear fruit again.
Our Lord, in His love, trims and cleans our lives up regularly so that we can become what He intends us to be.
Trimming and cleaning of our lives, can be painful to us, for many things we love to hold unto God takes out of our lives. He knows those attitudes, relationships, jobs, items are no blessings to us, so in His love, He yanks them off, especially when we have refused to do his gentle warnings and corrections.
Do you hurt because God has cut off something you thought was precious? Do not worry for something better and more precious He will bring your way.
Gentle obedience to God’s instructions will cause you to be fruitful.
Yield to the trimming and cleaning of God, it’s for your good!
And as you stay planted in the house of God, so will you flourish in His courts.
The Lord is mindful of you!

Thursday 11th of March 2021

Jesus, The Manna From Heaven!

The children of Israel ate manna forty years until they came to an inhabited land; they are manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.
Exodus 16:35 NKJV
Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, it was not Moses who gave you bread from heaven; it is my Father who is giving you the true bread from heaven.
God’s bread is the One who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world..
Then Jesus said, “I am the bread that gives life,whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
John 6:32-33,35 NCV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God..
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:1,14 NKJV
My child, pay attention to my words, listen closely to what I say. Don’t ever forget my words, keep them always in mind.
They are the keys to life to those who find them; they bring health to the whole body.
Proverbs 4:20-22 NCV
God knew Israel needed sustenance in their forty years wilderness journey to Canaan land.
Their earthly kitchens couldn’t suffice, the heavenly kitchen had to cook up manna.
The strength from the manna God provided saw them through all the obstacles and challenges faced in the wilderness.
They must have come across few vegetation and few burrowing animals to roast, but those were not it, Manna was IT.
Likewise we need God’s sustaining Manna as we journey to our own spiritual Canaan land.
Nothing on earth can strengthen but the bread of life, Jesus, the manna from heaven.
Jesus, the incarnate Word of God, renews and empowers us day by day, to overcome all obstacles.
Like they lived on Manna, we ought to daily live on the Word of God.
Every need, direction and answer is found in the Word.
Make God’s Word an essential for your life’s journey, it will lighten the burden and carry you through every day.
Feed on the Word and you’ll find reassuring Grace daily!

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

Jehovah, Our Lord God!

And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the Baals, and they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt, and they followed other gods from among the gods of the people who were all around them, and they bowed down to them, and provoked the Lord to anger.
Judges 2 : 11 – 13 NKJV
So it was, as soon as Gideon was dead, the children of Israel again played the harlots with the Baals, and made Baal Beruth their god.
Judges 8 : 33 NKJV
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the works of men’s hands.
Those who make th are like them; so is everyone who trusts in them.
Psalm 135 : 15, 18 NKJV
They worshipped other nations idols and were trapped by them.
Psalms 106 : 36 NCV
Don’t you realise you beome the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.
Roman’s 6 : 16 NLT
Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your heart.
1 John 5 : 21 NKJV
When men turn away from the Lord God, the creator of the heavens and earth, they turn to other gods.
They turn to gods of success, of money, pleasure, lust, power, self and other needs.
Israel turned away from the God of their fathers, who had wrought miracles and deliverances in their lives, they turned to Baal, the gods of the other nations.
They served and were ensnared by Him.
Baal means, Lord, Master and Owner.
Who and whatever one submits to takes control and masters him.
Whatever we enthrone in our hearts, gets our first attention and becomes our Master.
Jesus died and became our Saviour and Lord. He doesn’t just own us, but He’s becomes our priced POSSESSION.
Anyone that has Him has abundant life with the things that pertain to life.
Seeking His Kingdom and His righteousness gives us the extra blessings with good health to enjoy them.
The other gods helplessly fail when needed!
So stay strong, serving only Jehovah!

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

Bride Of Christ!

For husbands, this means love your wives, as Christ loved the church. He gave up His life for her, to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. He did that to present her to Himself as a glorious church, without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead she will be holy and without a fault.
Ephesians 5:25-27 NLT
At one time you were separated from God. You were His enemies in your minds and the evil things you did were against God. But now God has made you His friends again. He did this through Christ’s death in the body that He might bring you into God’s presence as people who are holy, with no wrong, and with nothing of which God can judge you guilty. This will happen if you continue sure and strong in your faith. You must not be moved away from the hope brought to you by the Good News that you heard. That same Good News has been told to everyone in the world, and I, Paul, help in preaching that Good News.
Colossians 1:21-23 NCV
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans, and widows in their trouble and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
James 1:27 NKJV
You are all fair, my love, and there is no spot in you.
Songs of Solo 4:7 NKJV
The bride of Christ is His church. All the believers in Him are members of His church and make up His bride.
Do you know what the Lord’s intention is for you before His Father?
It’s to present you before Him as His fair and beautiful bride, the one He died for, cleansed and justified.
A day of presentation lies ahead when He wishes to present you, His glorious, redeemed church as a people who are holy, with no wrong, and with nothing of which God can judge you guilty.
This is a day to look forward to and prepare for.
As Colossians 1 says above, this will happen if we continue sure and strong in our faith, and not move away from the hope we received in Christ.
Let’s lean on God’s grace to keep us till that glorious day of presentation!
You are the Bride of Christ!

Monday 8th of March 2021

Faith With Actions!

For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them, but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.
Hebrew 4 : 2 NKJV
But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one is blessed.
James 1 : 25 NKJV
You see, faith by itself isn’t enough, unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.
James 2 : 17 NLT
The word of God is given for our profit, for therein we find the wonderful promises of God, and instructions to guide us on how to live and benefit from these promises.
The first step in drawing these promises into our lives is believing in the faithfulness of God who has promised them.
As we believe that Jehovah is able to do all things, we should also believe He is interested in doing it for US and not just for others.
The promises are also meant to become a reality in Your Own life, not just in Brother B or Sister A’s life.
Tapping into these promises also mean you are ready to follow the instructions and obey them.
Being a couch potato faith believer does not bring the promises to the table, it’s expected that one steps out to do as required in obedience, thereby opening the door for the promises to be received.
The word of God would not benefit us except it’s acted upon. That’s the reason not everyone who hears the word of God receives of it.
How much have you benefitted from the Word of God?
Has it’s efficacy become a reality in your life?
Can you look back and say indeed you are being transformed in character to be more like Jesus?
You are BLESSED when you are a DOER of the word and not a PASSIVE HEARER.
From today, may you ENJOY the promises of your Heavenly Father.
as you begin to LIVE DAILY by FAITH, WALKING in the Word of God!

Friday 5th of March 2021

Following Jesus Without Hypocrisy!

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to His disciples, ” The teachers of the religious law and the Pharisees are the official interpreter of the law of Moses. So practice and obey what they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they don’t practice what they teach.
Matthew 23 : 1 – 3 NLT
You are hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he said about you: These people show honour to me with words, but their hearts are far from me.
Matthew 15 :7 – 8 NCV
Such people claim to know God, but they deny Him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.
Titus 1 :16 NLT
“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things I say?
Luke 6 :46 NKJV
It is the same with you. People look at you and think you are good, but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and evil.
Matthew 23 :28 NCV
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise you are only fooling yourself.
James 1: 22 NLT
The Lord God is calling His church to move away from hypocrisy.
He is asking His children, the believers in Christ to humbly search ourselves and be sure we are not living hypocritical lives.
A hypocrite is one who says all the right things about God’s word but doesn’t live by it, and also resentfully refuses to remove the log from his own eyes but seeks to take out the speck from another.
Calling out sin as sin doesn’t make one a hypocrite.
We have a mandate to call sin by its name, and not call bad good, but we are also to live by the truth of God’s word.
The Pharisees were bad examples in their own time, they said the right things but never lived by them.
We as children of God are called to share His Word, to live and be accountable to the same word.
One time slipping off is not the issue, it’s living and dining in the dirt while professing righteousness is a hindrance to the seekers of the Kingdom of God..
The World needs to hear Jesus in our words and see Him in our actions.
Let’s begin to live and live right today!

Thursday 4th of March 2020

Tell The Good News!

If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when He returns in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.
Mark 8:38 NLT
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.
So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News.
2 Timothy 1:7-8 NLT
I am not ashamed of the Good News, because it is the power God uses to save everyone who believes- to save the Jews first, and then to save non-Jews.
Romans 1:16 NCV
But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have not heard about them? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them?
Romans 10:14 NLT
Jesus said to His followers, “Go everywhere in the world, and tell the Good News to everyone.
Mark 16:15 NCV
The world has become very bold in idolatry and other sins, while the children of light seem to have been muted, cowardly relaxing in a corner.
Many are afraid to speak out because of the fear of attack or being singled out as preaching hate.
As sin infests every corner in nations, the Lord God expects His children to rise and begin to speak out fearlessly.
We are to call good, good and bad, bad.
We are to say every sin is sin according to God (the moral giver) who has decared it so in His moral law (His Word).
We are to share God’s proven and accepted plan of salvation through Christ Jesus.
The world needs to know a way has been made.
They need to hear the loving kindness of God that offers eternal life over eternal damnation.
The world needs to know Salvation is free for any one who believes and calls unto Jesus.
How will the world hear if we refuse to speak out?
We are saved to be vessels of salvation.
Today, Let’s tell the Good News Unashamedly!

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

Reflecting God’s Glory!

Who is that young woman that shines out like the dawn? She is as PRETTY as the MOON, as bright as the sun, as wonderful as the army flying flags.

Song of songs 6:10 NCV
Then Moses came down from Mount Sinai, carrying the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, he wasn’t aware that his face had become RADIANT because he had spoken to the Lord.
Exodus 34:29 NLT
So all of us who have had the veil removed can see and REFLECT the GLORY of the Lord. And the Lord- who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like Him as we are changed onto His GLORIOUS image.
2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived they were uneducated and untrained men, they marvelled. And they realised they had BEEN WITH JESUS.
Acts 14:13 NKJV
The surface of the moon is an imperfect body, filled with craters and irregular dark patches.
So in reality its far from being pretty on its own.
What makes the moon look beautiful from a distance is the radiance of the sun.
Without the reflection of sunlight that falls on it, the moon ceases to glow.
The beauty of the moon is dependent on the Sun similarly for a child of God.
A believers beauty is not based on physical endowments, but on the reflection of the indwelling Spirit of Christ.
If one was to look at only physical endowments, surely a lot of imperfections and flaws will be noticed.
The beauty of God’s glory rubs off on the believer who’s learnt to dwell in the presence of God, in the same way Moses’ face became radiant unaware to him.
As we behold the word of God with an open heart, believing and obeying it, we are continuously changed to reflect the glory of God.
Being at the feet of God fellowshipping with Him brings a beautiful transformation that works from inward to outward.
It can school the unlearned to become bold to walk on extraordinary terrains like the early disciples.
The glory of God on the believer separates Him from the world.
Let’s seek God’s glorious presence!

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Faithfulness For Promotion! 

Whoever can be trusted (faithful) with a little, can also be trusted (faithful) with a lot, and whoever is dishonest (unfaithful) with a little is dishonest with a lot.
If you can not be trusted with worldly riches, then who will trust you with true riches? And if you cannot be trusted with things that belong to someone else, who will give you things of your own?
Luke 16:10 -12 NCV
People should think of us as servants of Christ, the ones God has trusted with His secrets. Now in this way those who are trusted with something valuable must show they are worthy of that trust.
1 Corinth 2:1-2 NCV
Employers seek to hire people who have not only been referenced as hard working but also faithful.
Faithfulness is a virtue every child of God should cultivate.
It opens doors to higher levels of responsibilities and promotions.
So faithfulness in stewardship should be an unhidden character of the believer in Christ.
It doesn’t matter where one is planted for an assignment, but should be spoken of as dependable and faithful.
We are to be faithful both in our circular day to day jobs and also in the things of God’s Kingdom committed into our hands.
God watches from above how we manage these things.
If we serve well out of reverence for God, then He engineers our earthly bosses to reward us with the needed promotions in time.
When God decides to reward our faithfulness through promotions, no boss is able to withhold it.
As believers we must therefore understand our rewards/promotions come from God who sees our commitment and faithfulness in secret.
He’s also given us gifts, skills and abilities for the propagation of His Kingdom, and are expected to be faithful in the use of these gifts, and not hide them away.
Every gift is important and will be accounted for.
When we are busy and faithful in God’s business, He will also be busy and faithful in our business.
Do you desire a promotion from God?
Then Be faithful to Him!
And be found trustworthy in His business!

Monday 1st of March 2021

Yielding In All Areas!

When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear; sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarrelling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension and division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.
There is no law against these things!
Those of belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to His cross and crucified them there.
Since we are leaving by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.
Galatians 5:19-25 NLT
Apostle Paul addressed the Galatian believers in the above texts.
He had to address the need for believers in Christ to live and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in EVERY area of their lives.
For it’s not good for one to profess to be a child of God, born again, Spirit filled, yet is living and exhibiting the character of people who have not come in contact with the saving grace of God, that changes lives.
When a believer is living a DOUBLE LIFE, holding unto Christ with his hands and then using his feet to gather the sweet but sour candies of the world, then his lifestyle will exhibit the works of the sinful nature.
So it’s a lack of total yieldness to the Spirit of God that produces sexual immorality, lustful pleasures, sorcery, drunkenness, wild parties, envy etc. in our lives.
Satan would always try to draw our hearts through the lusts of our flesh, but we must remember we’ve CRUCIFIED them on the cross and SWORN new allegiance to His Spirit.
We must strive to bear and exhibit the FRUIT of Christ’s Spirit in us.
Let’s yield to Him in ALL AREAS of our lives and show our NEW IDENTITY is in Christ alone!

Friday 26th of February 2021

Hunger for Righteousness!

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (those who actively seek right standing with God), for they will be (completely) satisfied.
Matthew 5 :6 AMP
He has filled the hungry with good things and the rich he has sent away empty.
Luke 1 :53 NKJV
Is anyone thirsty?
Come and drink – even if you have no money! Come take your choice of wine or milk –
It’s all free.
Isaiah 55 :1 NLT
We all hunger and thirst after different things at different times.
The level of hunger or thirst each time determines what we do next.
One who is slightly thirsty or hungry may decide to hold on until He gets home to eat, or gets to a nearby shop to buy a drink, or may even decide to ignore it for a stipulated time if fasting is involved.
But one who is earnestly hungry or thirsty, would certainly step out to get food or even beg from another.
For instance, when a pregnant woman is thirsty for cold drink or craves for a particular food, nothing would satisfy her except that she craves for.
The serious thing about being hungry for food or thirsty for a drink is that it doesn’t allow us to just sit, but pushes us to seek for its satisfaction.
Similarly, a hunger and thirst for righteousness is not satisfied by a wishful thinking. It requires an active conscientious walk with the Lord.
A man that desires to live and walk in godliness would not live anyhow.
He would carefully choose the path to walk on, the company he keeps, what he does in his closet, what he listens to and watches in his private space, what his priorities are, his fellowship time with God and what his true aims and focuses are.
When a man desires righteous living and makes changes to walk in it, God also empowers him with the grace to live such a life and be satisfied in it.
Many hunger and thirst SOLELY for things money can buy which do not have eternal value, but not so many hunger and thirst to actually live the life of righteousness in God, which is eternal and FREE.
What do you hunger for?

Thursday 25th of February 202

Shining Love

You have heard it was said, “You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be Sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
Matth 5:43-45 NKJV
Arise, shine; for your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and the deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arose over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light and Kings to the brightness of your rising.
Isaiah 60:1-4 NKJV
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 NKJV
Jehovah created the sun for His own purpose.
He endowed it with the power to SHINE.
He instructed it to shine on everything; good, bad, ugly, beautiful, white, black, short, tall, weak, strong and just anything set on its path.
The sun was borne only to shine, and within it isn’t the power to discriminate.
Only those on its path do either agree to receive its light or hide from it.
The Sun doesn’t allow men, objects, mountains or valleys to define it.
Men and objects may try to block its rays from reaching certain places but it still shines anyway.
We are to be like our Father in Heaven, who loves all inspite of who they are.
Same grace to love has been put in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, and He expects us to shine out His love any way.
We’re to live following God’s footsteps.
Not letting men’s attitude and circumstances define who we are, or stop us from loving.
Satan will try to use people, hurts, issues and problems to block the light of God’s love in us, but we are to resist, radiating the rays of His love.
You are different in Christ!
So Arise and shine!
Don’t be limited to love or be defined by hurt!

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

Be God Focused!

All those who compete in the game use self control so they can win a crown. That crown is an earthly thing that lasts only a short time, but our crown will never be destroyed. So I do not run without a GOAL.
I fight like a boxer who is hitting something not just the air.
1 Corinth 9:25-26 NCV
No soldier in active service gets entangled in the (ordinary business) affairs of civilian lives; he AVOIDS them so that he may please the one who enlisted him to serve.
2 Timothy 2:4 AMP
I came down from heaven to do what God wants me to do, not what I want to do.
John 6:38 NCV
If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength; but wisdom (to sharpen the axe) helps him succeed (with less effort).
Ecclesiastes 10 :10 AMP
We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work.
John 9:4 NLT
Do you know God’s purpose for your life, the very reason you are on planet earth?
A man who doesn’t know God’s will for him is like a boxer beating the air without a target.
He is also likened to the dull axe used on a tree, but it doesn’t impact the tree.
Because the axe is dull, the job takes more time, and every energy exerted on it dissipates missing the focus.
This is unlike a sharp axe which requires less time with same energy.
As it strikes the tree, it hits the focus and cuts through the tree.
Jesus knew the Father’s will and assignment, He stayed focused on it and finished it.
He didn’t deviate from it, nor did he allow the happenings or pursuit of His time distract Him.
We are called to be soldiers of Christ, we have no business with the the world and its glamour.
All the Glamour is its vanity fair, meant to change the heavenly focus of the children of God.
But be WISE!
Make God your very focus and the reason for everything you do.
We are to make His WILL the AIM of our lives, and His PURPOSE our FOCUS.
Night is fast creeping in, no more time for distractions!
LIVE WELL!

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

 Rest For Your Soul!

You know when I sit down and when I get up. You know my thoughts before I think them.
You know where I go and when I lie down. You know everything I do.
Lord, even before I say a word, you already know it.
Psalms 139 : 2 – 4 NCV
People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy. Blessed are those who fear to do wrong, but the stubborn are headed for serious trouble.
Proverbs 28 :13 -14 NLT
Happy is the person whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned. Happy is the person whom the Lord does not consider guilty and in whom there is nothing false. When I kept things to myself, I felt weak deep inside me. I moaned all day long.
Psalms 32 :1- 3 NCV
Then Jesus said, ” Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let Me teach you, because I am gentle and humble at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.
Matthew 11: 28 – 30 NLT
David the Psalmists discovered as He stated above, when he kept things to himself, He felt weak deep inside him and moaned all day long.
A heart heavily burdened causes the body to be weak and can make one withdrawn and irritable.
Our Father doesn’t want us be in this kind of state, for Satan can easily take advantage of our weakness.
So many things may burden our hearts; needs, projects, sickness, relationship, marriage, children, finance, school, work, family, sin, passion for the things of God, or even someone else’s situation.
Our Father asks us to come to Him with whatever that burdens our heart.
We must remember He already sees all and knows all.
Nothing is hidden before Him, so we can’t actually hide anything.
He has promised to give us rest. In His rest is the solution and direction we need for our soul.
Even if we have sinned, He will forgive.
He will teach us and make the journey light.
So today, let God have your burden!

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Praise Adonia!

From sunrise until sunset
Adonai's name is to be praised.
Adonai is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens.
Who is like Adonai our God seated in the heights.
Psalms 113:3-5 CJB
I will exalt You, my God and King,
And praise Your name forever and ever.
I will praise You everyday,
Yes, I will praise You forever.
Great is the Lord!
He is most worthy of praise!
No one can measure His greatness!
Psalms 145:1-3 NLT
Parents are very good in praising their children.
They praise them when they have done good or well, and also praise them when they dress and look beautiful, handsome and smart.
Parents do this to build up their children's confidence and make them know they are loved.
Even when their child's art work is far from expectation, they still say something nice about the artwork.
What of Adonai, our God?
His glory isn't hidden, the beauty of His creation is everywhere!
His mercy and love reflect on you and I.
His faithfulness can't be denied.
His Words remain final.
His wisdom is infinite and knowledge inexhaustible.
His Power and dominion is unchallenged!
He begins when men have signed off.
He resurrects that which men have buried.
He remembers whom men have forgotten.
From the rising of the sun until its going down, His throne stands immovable!
The Lord Our God is Most Worthy of our praise, yet men do not praise Him, or extol the works of His hands.
Our feelings of love, disappointment or dislike towards His acts and decisions doesn't affect Him from being who He is.
He is who He is!
We are, because His mercies speaks.
We are vessels in His hands, because His mercies speak.
Because of His mercies, we have not been replaced by stones, donkeys, birds and even trees.
These know and appreciate God their sustenance, through the noises they make.
What of us?
Our eyes are open to what we don't have and blind to what we have.
Due to this we complain and murmur, instead of praise.
Be grateful!
We owe God every praise!
So let's praise Him today onwards!

Friday 19th of February 2021

Wait For God! 

Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous.
Yes wait patiently for the Lord.
Psalm 27:14 NLT
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his ways, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
Psalm 37:7 NKJV
I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the pit of destruction, out of the sticky mud.
He stood me on a rock and made my feet steady.
Psalm 40:1-2 NCV
I know that whatever God does will last forever; there is nothing to add or subtract from it.
And God has done it so that people will fear Him.
Ecclesiastes 3:14 CJB
God’s timing is always the best, and His doing unique and outstanding!
Although God’s timing and works are great, the act of waiting for it can be burdensome to the carnal man.
That’s why, patience is a virtue we must all cultivate as children of God.
The world knows no patience, but in contrast everything thrives on patience in the Kingdom of God, for our ways are not God’s ways neither our plans God’s plans, there-in God overrules.
In His Kingdom everything submits to His Timing!
As children of the Most High who desire to enjoy the benefits of His Kingdom, we operate under His rulership, this requires patience and perserverance, for God doesn’t offer half baked blessings.
Therefore, when we go to God whether with our needs or just to fellowship with Him, we give it time and wait on Him to answer!
We must remember He sits in Heaven, and the Earth is His footstool, so He sees everything at a go.
He alone knows the best time to shift, overturn and bring into existence what is needed.
His blessings and answers given in His time never bring sorrow!
You must not run ahead with friends who seem to have been sorted in their own ways!
Don’t envy them for you may not know their TRUE stories!
Wait for God!
When He answers, you will be taken out from the sticky shame and stood out as His EXHIBIT!
Wait for God’s TIME!
And recieve God’s BEST!

Thursday 18th of February 2021

Correction!

Search me, O God, and know my heart.
Test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the paths of everlasting life.
Psalm 139 :23 -24 NLT
The ear that hears the rebukes of life will abide among the wise.
He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, but He who heeds rebukes gets understanding.
Prov.. 15 :31- 32 NKJV
Discipline is severe for one who leaves the way, and whoever can’t stand correction will die.
Proverbs 15 : 10 CJB
My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline and don’t be upset when He corrects you.
For the Lord corrects those He loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom He delights.
Proverbs 3 :11- 12 NLT
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realise what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
2 Timothy 3 : 16 NLT
As children of God, on the heavenly path, racing, towards the finish line where stands our desire (the Crown of Victory), daily we must take heed, to make sure we are still standing in the grace of our Lord Jesus.
The Psalmist prayed to the Lord to SEARCH and TEST him, to POINT OUT any thing that offends the Lord, and then to LEAD him on the path of everlasting life.
This should be the cry of every child of God, for the heart of man is subtle, only God can truly see and dissect what is there-in.
Because our Father loves us, any obstacle He sees on our path of righteousness, He brings to our attention.
He does so through His Word and Vessels He sends our way.
When we listen and change, we getter better and push further on the race track.
Pride, greed, shame and selfishness sometimes hinder one from accepting correction. Gentle correction neglected could lead to severe discipline from the Lord.
If we desire Heaven, we must humbly accept the corrections and the discipline of God, borne out of His love.
May our ears ALWAYS hear, and heed to His corrections and Leadings!

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

The Lord Our Sufficiency

Then he told me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: you will not succeed by your own strength or by your own power, but by My Spirit,” says The Lord All Powerful.
Zechariah 4:6 NCV
I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13 NKJV
I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in Him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
John 15:5 NKJV
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God.
2 Corinthians 3:5 NKJV
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace towards me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
1 Corinth 15:10 NKJV
I mean that you have been saved by grace through believing. You did not save yourselves. It was a gift from God. It was not the result of your own efforts, so you cannot brag about it.
Ephesians 2:8-9 NCV
Our old life without Christ was full of self and all Self could accomplish in its glory, but our new life, is that which is a gift.
A gift bought and paid for by the blood of Christ, and all that can be accomplished in and through this new life, can only be by the empowerment of His Spirit.
Our new life in Christ is a total new terrain, not like the old one, but actually opposite to the old one.
It’s a life that projects love in the face of hatred, peace in chaos, joy in suffering, hope in hopelessness..
Abiding in Christ, letting His presence fill our beings, empowering, leading and directing our desires or plans helps us accomplish His will.
The Truth is without Christ’s Spirit, Power and interventions we can do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
Any and everything we try to do or achieve on our own is meaningless and unrewarded because MISSES THE MARK of Christ.
Never ever think you are sufficient of your own!
We all need the help of the Spirit of God!
Daily, as we receive His GRACE in HUMILITY, our labour will never be in vain!

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

 God’s Promises, Legally Yours!

The Lord is my strength and my (impenetrable) shield; My heart trusts (with unwavering confidence) in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I shall thank Him and praise Him.
Psalms 28:7 AMP
I will say to the Lord, “You are my place of safety and protection. You are my God and I trust You.” God will save you from hidden traps and deadly diseases.
Psalms 91:2-3 NCV
A teacher who was posted newly to a class, on her first day began to ask each pupil his name, in a way of acquainting herself with them.
In excitement, they all said their names exhibiting their personalities and confidence through their gestures.
But she noticed one student who only whispered his name.
He had to whisper “David” many times before the teacher could grasp his name.
This new teacher asked him, “Are you sure that’s your name?” David nodded. The teacher then replied, “Now tell me your name confidently like you who own it,” on hearing that to the surprise of the class, David boldly shouted out his name for the first time like he owned it.
It was David understanding his name was legitimately his, that stopped his whispering.
Similarly, ALL the promises of God written in His Word are LEGALLY ours.
Like Prov 18: 10 says,
The name of the Lord is a tower, the righteous runs into it and he is saved.
Psalm 27:1 says, “The Lord is my light and the one who saves me, so why should I fear anyone? The Lord protects my life. So why should I be afraid?
As believers in Christ, we have heard these scriptures over and over, and we do know these promises, yet we curl up in our corners in timidity like David, who was not sure his name was legitimately his.
These promises are not just written words, they are WORDS EMPOWERED to prove themselves strong and come to manifestation when believed and declared boldly in faith.
The Word of God never lies.
It’s Tried and proven to be True!
It’s your LEGAL POSSESSION!
So today, Believe it!
Declare it!
And it will work for you!

Monday 15th of February 2021

Secured In God!

Those who trust in the Lord are as secure as Mount Zion; they will not be defeated but will endure forever.
Psalm 25 :1 NLT
I know the Lord is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for He’s right beside me.
Psalm 16:8 NLT
What do you know of God, especially pertaining to His relationship with you?
Do you know, as in knowing, that you know the Lord is always with you?
If we know then, why do we panic, worry and become fearful over any wind that blows on our side?
Why do believers fear so much of Covid 19, of cancer, of whatever Satan tries to harass us with, when we know the Lord is always with us?
The Truth is, yes many know and recite the above scriptures but the very words and meaning of the scriptures are not rooted in our hearts, to transform our thinking.
The scriptures sit in our heads and not in our hearts.
We know God, but do not TRUST Him or His Word ENOUGH.
We have not learnt to HOLD unto His Word, for His Word is Him.
We have not learnt to approach His Word the way little children believe, instead we over think His Word through limited science.
We see God as we see other humans, who are unfaithful and undependable but not as Almighty God, who is not a mere man.
We must wake up to the realisation that the God we serve is indeed the God above all that is, was and will ever be.
There’s no shadow of doubt in Him.
He is who He is and changes not.
There’s Security of the mind, soul and body for anyone who understands and runs wholeheartedly to Him.
Trusting Jehovah must start in the heart, overturning every other man made anchor in the heart and mind.
One must come to the point, the heart will undoubtedly whisper, I know that I know, and Know, my trust is absolutely in God and I’m not afraid of what Satan, man or any situation may confront me with.
When the heart of a man comes to this resolution without wavering, then indeed it has become like Mount Zion, immovable.
Child of God, the Lord is always with you.
Be strong!
Never shake or accept defeat!

Friday 12th of February 2021

Time For The Word!

Teach me Your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to Your Truth!
Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honour you.
Psalm 86:11 NLT
I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 119:11 NLT
Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.
But they delight in the law of God, meditating on it day and night.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.
Psalm 1:1-3 NLT
What’s your innermost desire?
What is it your heart yearns for that pops up inbetween your thoughts, which makes you either to smile, sigh, shake your head or even bow your heart to quietly wish it out?
What a man’s heart desperately desires pushes him to give his time and effort at least in making sure it becomes a reality.
Think of how people tend to further their education, improve their skills, work so hard for a better career, better job, more money, more investments, better comfort in life and better…
A man would not invest quality time and resources in what does not click in his heart and mind as TREASURE, he gets by it just whenever..
The Psalmist sought with his heart to know the Word of God, because he knew it to be a lifeline for all and everything.
The Word of God preserves a man in righteousness, heals his whole being, causes him to prosper in all his ways, protects him from the evil one and shows him the right path to walk on, escaping all the potholes in the journey of life and also it helps him stay connected to his Maker.
David understood these, so did not joke with the Word of God.
He made out time, to study and meditate on it, not only in the day but also at night.
He ensured his life was governed by God’s instructions.
He revered God and made God’s word His REALITY and TRUTH!
David didn’t just wish for the word, he MADE TIME for it!
WE NEED THE WORD!
Let’s give it our TIME!

Thursday 11th of February 2021

Fruitfullnes!

Thieves are jealous of each other’s loot, but the godly are well rooted and bear their own fruits.
Proverbs 12:12 NLT
And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow Him. Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.
Colossians 2 :6-7 NLT
God has called us unto fruitfulness.
Inside everyone is the grace to be fruitful in the things the Lord has called one to do.
We are exhorted not to be coveteous, instead stand in our positions and dig deep in Christ who causes us to prosper in the works of our hands.
The Lord has called us to prosper physically and spiritually.
Many are able to do well in the circular world; in business, education and other ventures but are SPIRITUALLY unfruitful. In the areas of their faith, or in things pertaining to the kingdom of God and His righteousness, with godly character, they do not blossom.
A tree may be seen full of greeny, broad leaves, yet unfruitful.
The difference between a fruitful and unfruitful tree is in that part of the tree which is hidden and invisible to the eyes; it is in their roots.
From the roots of a tree come its nourishment, water and minerals.
A tree’s FRUITFULNESS never exceeds its ROOTFULNESS.
If the roots of a tree are weak and shallow, the tree will not only be unfruitful but may wither with time.
But roots that are strong and deeply sunk into the soil, nourish the tree to much fruitfulness.
Our inner or hidden life with God is likened to our spiritual roots.
It’s more of what we do in the closet with God that causes us to be fruitful.
No one may see our time with God in prayer, our faith, devotion, communion, obedience and love for Him, but these personal and consistent commitment to Him show forth on the outward as fruitfulness.
If you desire to be fruitful and great in God, then you must become DEEP in Him.
GROW DEEPER, STAND FRUITFUL!

Wednesday 10th of Feburary 2021

Return To The Lord!

Return, Israel, to the Lord your God. Your sins have been your downfall!
Take words with you and return to the Lord.
Say to Him, “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips. Assyria cannot save us, we will not mount warhorses, we will never say again, ‘Our gods’ to what our own hands have made, for in you the fatherless find compassion.”
I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them.
Hoses 14:1- 4 NIV
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.
1 Corinth..15:56 NKJV
“Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.
If you will only obey me, you will have plenty to eat. But if you turn away and refuse to listen, you will be devoured by the sword of your enemies.
I, the Lord, has spoken.
Isaiah 1 :18 -20 NLT
The Lord God delights in the peace, joy and prosperity of His people.
When He delivered Israel from the house of bondage, it was with a good intention.
To give them freedom to worship Him and also an inheritance of their own.
As He delivered, settled and prospered them, it wasn’t long their hearts strayed from God.
Their hearts got entrapped into the works of their hands as gods.
They gave their attentions to idols made by their own hands.
Sin found its way into their hearts and midst, opening up doors to pains, death and other downfalls.
The heart of man is deep and subtle, only God can tell when it’s shifted from the love of God Almighty, to the love of the world and something there-in.
Jehovah alone can tell what’s enthroned in the heart.
Any thing enthroned that’s not GOD, is a footstool for Satanic attacks.
We must return and confess our backslidden hearts, that our merciful God may forgive, restore and heal us.
Check your heart!
No sin is small!
Turn from your little god to GOD and His favour will return!

Tuesday 9th of Feburary 20

Generous Planting!

Remember this, a farmer who plants only a few seed will reap a small crop but the one who plants generously will get a generous crop
2 Corinthians 9 : 6
Most farmers are passionate about their profession and find fulfilment in meeting the needs of many through what they do.
A good farmer firstly, thinks of the kind of harvest he hopes for, and then plants the amount of seeds needed for it.
He understands he can only reap as much as he has sown under the right conditions.
A farmer that’s not excited about his profession would struggle to sow during the planting season.
We all are likened to farmers, for in whatever we do, we are sowing.
If a man cheerfully gives of himself to another as unto the Lord, the Lord receives and blesses him.
When we give to the poor, we lend to God. Proverbs 19:17
Whatever we give as unto God, He gives back in good measures, pressed down and running over, causing men to give unto our bossoms.
Ecclesiastes 11: 1 says we should send our grains across the sea, and in time profits will flow back to us.
Across the sea represents the many opportunities GOD BRINGS our ways for us to be a blessing.
A farmer that waits for PERFECT weather never plants, Eccl 11: 4.
If an individual waits to have enough resources or time, then he would never sacrifice anything. We are urged to give CHEERFULLY even out of the little we have, because God doesn’t bless anything grudgingly done.
When next you have an opportunity to give whether your RESOURCES, TIME or WORDS, do it happily. Give whatever your hand can give, while your heart’s focused on God and NOT ON any negativity.
Strive to serve joyfully and wholeheartedly, and give unto God your good measure.
May Heaven acknowledge the godly sacrifice of your time, words and resources, and cause you to reap a generous harvest of God’s goodness!

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Mondy 8th of Feburary 2021

Gifts and Talents from God!

“Look, I have specifically chosen Bezalel son of Uri, grandson of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. I have filled him with the spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability and expertise in all kinds of crafts. He is a master craftsman, expert in working with gold, silver and bronze. He is skilled in engraving and mounting gemstones and in carving wood. He is a master at every craft.
Exodus 31:2 -5 NLT
For the Kingdom of heaven is like a man travelling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one, He gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each according to His own ability, and immediately he went on a journey.
Matth 25:14-15 NKJV
But one and the same spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
1 Corinth 12:11 NKJV
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: …
Romans 12:6 NKJV
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.
1 Corinth 12:7 NKJV
What God did in the life of Bezalel, the grandson of Hur, is what He has equally done in our lives by His Holy Spirit.
We have all received talents, skills, gifts according to our abilities, as the Holy Spirit has willed for His purpose and calling.
Who can tell what and how much is deposited in you except the Spirit that has furnished it?
How can men see these gracious gifts and talents in action except the receiver agree with God to put them in use?
The Lord God described Bezalel as a master craft man, an expert in all kinds of craft, but Bezalel may not have felt like it or seen it that way, but God who sees all knows what He has deposited in every child of His.
No child of God is left without a skill, talent or gift.
What we may view as small is so great before God.
He has given it to be put it in use for His Kingdom services and the profit of all.
How much in use is your your talent or gift for God?
You owe it to God!
Use your gift!

Friday 5th of February 2021

No To Golden Calf!

When the people saw how long it was taking Moses to come back down the mountain, they gathered round Aaron. “Come on,” they said, “make us some gods who can lead us. We don’t know what happened to this fellow Moses, who brought us here from the land of Egypt.” So Aaron said, “Take the gold rings from the ears of your wives and sons and daughters and bring them to me.”
All the people took the gold rings from their ears and brought them to Aaron. And Aaron took the gold, and melted it down, and moulded it into the shape of a calf. When the people saw it, they exclaimed, “O Israel, these are the gods who brought you out of the land of Egypt!”
Exodus 32 : 1 – 4 NLT
Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.
1 John 5 : 21 NLT
Two months after the Israelites left Egypt, they arrived in the wilderness of Sinai.
In Sinai, God showed them His glory, they were in awe of Him. They promised to serve and worship Him alone as God.
It wasn’t long, God asked Moses up the mountain for more instructions.
Aaron, Moses’ brother and helper (whom God used to speak to Pharoah since Moses was a stammerer) was left to be with the children of Israel at the FOOT of the mountain.
God kept Moses on the MOUNTAIN TOP until He had finished with Him.
But the Israelites became impatient, for they perceived it as abandonment. In their uneasiness and lack of endurance, they forgot it was the same God, who had earlier delivered them that delayed Moses (the mouth piece of God).
Just a little shaking and discomfort, they began to seek an alternative god. What could Aaron offer than a dead god?
When men turn away from Jehovah, they embrace the nations gods. They embrace the god of gold, of money, of comfort …
Impatience and fear caused these men to change the spiritual course God had mapped out for them.
They sort self gratification, abandoning the God of Moses.
No matter how Satan shakes you with fear or discomfort, you must stay waiting on God!

Thursday 4th od February 2021

Faith’s Not Complicated!

I am not ashamed of the Good News, because it is the power God uses to save everyone who believes- to save the Jews first, and then the non-Jews. The Good News shows how God makes people right with Himself- that it begins and ends with faith. As the Scripture says, “But those who are right with God will live by faith.”
Romans 1:16-17 NCV
So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Acts 16:31 NKJV
For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him, will not be put to shame.” For there’s no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all…For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Romans 10:11-13 NKJV
Let me ask you only this, “Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law of by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit are you now perfected in the flesh?
Galatians 1:2-3 ESV
It was Faith that brought us to Salvation Road, and it’s Faith that will see us to the very end into Eternity with Christ.
We heard the Good News of Christ’s love, death and redemption from sin. We were convicted, believed, accepted and called on the Saviour for Salvation.
Now are we saved!
The walk of Faith is walking in the Spirit!
We started with Christ by Faith, through ‘simply’ believing the Word of God. As we are progressing in Him, our faith should grow stronger and immovable.
What does Satan do?
He ensures, instead of us growing strong in ‘simply’ believing God just like children do, in TOTAL trust for their parents, he uses earthly wisdom to cause us stray from the path of Faith.
We begin to have double mind in God’s protection and providence, leaning on human knowledge and works, which exposes us the more to satan’s attacks.
We are told that those who are right with God will live by Faith.
Faith is not complicated!
It’s ‘simply’ believing God in EVERYTHING.
Remember!
No one can do for you what God doesn’t do for you!
So let’s live by believing God!

Wednesday 3rd of Feburary 2021

The Lamb of God!

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
John 1:29 NLT
He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins – and not only our sins but sins of all the world.
1 John 2 :2 NLT
The priests who offers the sin offering must eat his portion in a sacred place within the courtyard of the tabernacle.
Leviticus 6: 26 NLT
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation …
1 Peter 2 :9 NKJV
The Word became a human and lived among us. We saw His glory-the glory that belongs to the only Son of the Father-and He was full of grace and truth.
John 1 :14 NCV
He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me live.
John 6:56 -57 NKJV
We must be careful with what we eat, for we are what we eat and do what we eat.
God Almighty asked the priests in the old testament to eat of the sin offering from the people, for the sacrifice was HOLY unto Him.
The offering was for the atonement of sin.
Jesus, the lamb of God, sacrificed over two thousand years ago became the final atonement. A sacrifice fit and accepted by the Father.
Today, we are His priests, called to partake of same sacrifice.
Physical food sustains the physical body, but spiritual food sustains the spiritual being.
Doctors advise us to avoid junk food, for it is unhealthy.
So God through His Word, points us to the food we must continually eat.
This is the WORD that became FLESH, when our heart partakes of, our spirit lives on.
Whatever we partake of in the spiritual realm, we also become in that realm. If we eat food of bitterness, lust, gossip and other impurities, we become spiritually unclean. But when we eat of that which is PURE and HOLY, we become pure and holy, spiritually energised and empowered.
As we daily feed and live on Jesus; on His love, on His mercy .., we become just like Him!
Let’s feed and be like Jesus!

Tuesday 2nd of Feburary 2021

Divine Exchange!

Who would have believed what we heard? Who saw the Lord’s power in this?
He grew up like a small plant before the Lord, like a root growing up in a dry land.
He had no special beauty or form to make us notice Him; there was nothing in our appearance to make us desire Him.
He was hated and rejected by people. He had much pain and suffering. People would not even look at Him.
He was hated, and we didn’t even notice Him.
But He took our suffering on Him, and felt our pain for us.
We saw His suffering and thought God was punishing Him. But He was wounded for the wrong we did, He was crushed for the evil we did.
The punishment which made us well, was given to Him, and we are healed because of His wounds.
We have all wandered away like sheep, each of us had gone his own way. But the Lord has put on Him the punishment for all the evil we have done.
He was beaten down and punished, but He didn’t say a word.
He was like a lamb being led to be killed. He was quiet, as a sheep is quiet while its wool is being cut off; He never opened His mouth.
Men took Him away roughly and unfairly. He died without children to continue His family.
He was put to death, He was punished for the sins of my people.
He was buried with wicked men, and He died with the rich. He had done nothing wrong and never lied.
But it was the Lord who decided to crush Him and make Him suffer, The Lord made His life to be a penalty offering …
Isaiah 53 :1-10 NCV
We owe our Lord Jesus everything that spell life to us.
He gave His all to bring us to a place of reconciliation with His Father.
Think of how much He went through!
He received all the abuse, rejection and beatings on our behalf, He never uttered a word.
He was hated, wounded and crushed for our sins, led away to be killed like a lamb, yet never opened His mouth.
So much He endured for us!
He paid the price in full and NOW sits in glory!
TODAY, how FAR are you willing to go FOR and WITH Him, ENDURING all discomfort WITHOUT uttering a word?

Monday 1st of Feburary 2021

Worthy Walking!

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to WALK worthy of the calling with which you are called.
Ephesians 4:1 NKJV
LOOK straight ahead, and fix your EYES on what lies before you.
Mark out a straight path for your FEET; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked, keep your FEET from following evil.
Proverbs 4:25-27 NLT
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I FOCUS on this one thing: Forgetting the past and LOOKING forward to what lies ahead.
Philippians 3 :13 NLT
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. FIX your THOUGHTS on what is true, honourable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Philippians 4: 8 NLT
We’ve been called into the family of God with a Holy calling.
It’s our responsibility, by the help of the Holy Spirit to live and walk in a manner worthy of this Unmerited grace.
Through discipline, we beat our body into shape to conform to the dictates of the Spirit of God.
There’s a strong alliance between our EYES, THOUGHTS and FEET.
Once we are able to keep them in check, in the right direction, then we are braced.
It’s good we understand our feet always move in the direction our eyes are focused, that’s why walking backwards with eyes focused in the opposite direction leads to falls and delays.
It’s unnatural to walk backwards, people only do it promptly.
So to walk worthy of our Calling, we must ensure our eyes are focused on the Calling, then will our feet walk in same direction.
Again it’s counter productive to let our thoughts wander in opposite direction to our focus.
It’s nonsensical desiring a life of holiness while our eyes or thoughts are fixed on obscene materials. Eventually, the feet would lead the whole body to unholy places if focus is not changed.
If we therefore, desire Heaven, our eyes must stay FOCUSED on Heaven, our thoughts on WORTHY things and our feet on the GODLY path.
These THREE must be singing same song!

Friday 30th of  January 2021

Shun Wordly Desire

Dear Friends, i warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners,” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls.1 Peter 2 :11 NLT

What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you?
James 4 :1 NLT
The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is the opposite of what the spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.
Galatians 5 :17 NLT
… Dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful natures urges you to do. For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live.
Romans 8 :12-13 NLT
So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.
Galatians 5 :16 NLT
Do you know there’s constant war going on in your members?
That’s why many blow hot and cold and don’t fathom why?
The sinful nature is the enemy of our soul (mind, emotions and will) and our spirit.
It fights to dominate them.
We must understand nothing good, as in good comes from the flesh. The flesh is very carnal and underneath whatever it presents as good, is a lace of evil.
We are not under any obligation to fulfill it’s desires!
When we do, it’s because of our lust and choices made.
As scary as it sounds, living by the dictates of the sinful nature is DEATH!
1 Peter 2:11 WARNS us as temporary residents on earth, who know we will eventually vacate this earth, to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against our minds, our emotions and desires.
We individually know what it is we lust after, that kicks in the war in our souls to AVOID them.
Since we know the Spirit gives us desires that our flesh hates, then let’s be ALERT to identify and follow the Spirit.
Be Spirit LED and LIVE!

Thursday 28th of January 2021

The Shepherd’s Voice!

Jesus replied, “I have already told you, and you don’t believe me. The proof us the work I do in my Father’s name. But you don’t believe me because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice. I know my them and they follow me.
I give them eternal life and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for My Father has given them to me and He is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.
John 10: 25 – 30 NLT
The Jews in the time of Jesus found it difficult to believe and accept he was the prophesied Messiah to come.
He lived and died without many believing in Him.
In the midst of all that confusion, there were still some who believed and were able to identify Him as the Messiah.
The ones that believed His voice became His sheep.
Even today, many are believing and joining His sheepfold, both Jews and Gentiles.
We are glad, we believe and have also become the sheep of His pasture.
The outstanding thing about the shepherd and sheep relationship is the ability of the sheep to listen and identify the shepherd’s voice.
In the out field, there are many flocks grazing as their shepherd’s watch over them, meaning there are many voices that are heard giving commands to the sheep.
If a sheep doesn’t sharpen his ear to note and recognise the voice of its shepherd, it would have a problem navigating in the field.
This could mean for the sheep not following after her Shepherd with His flock.
This sheep could also stray and follow a strange flock and Shepherd.
And also she could be left behind at the mercies of wild animals, without the protection of the Shepherd.
It may turn out after a long search the sheep is reunited with the flock, lost to the wrong flock or to death by wild animals.
It is therefore important for us to KNOW, LISTEN and FOLLOW the voice of the words of our true Shepherd, Jesus.
By His grace, we will not be left behind or snatched away as we obediently abide in Him.

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

More Than Sparrows!

What is the price of five sparrows – two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.
Luke 12 : 6 – 7 NLT
I lie awake. And am like a sparrow alone on the housetop.
Psalm 102 :7 NKJV
Even the sparrows find a home, and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young at a place near your altar, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, my King and my God!
Psalm 84 : 3 NLT
How impartial is our God!
He looks down and upholds the lowly, for He is no respecter of persons.
Sparrows in biblical days were very common birds, small in size and of little value.
Although they made sweet chirping sounds but were considered to be noisy and of no significant importance. Sitting on housetops depicted loneliness and rejection.
Yes, they were worthless birds in the eyes of the society, but it was God who created them.
God’s not careless about them, just like every other creation of His.
His eyes are on the Sparrows, watching, feeding and making sure they bring forth their own kind, fulfilling destiny.
God says, “You are Worth more than the Sparrows!”
Your worth is not defined by what you have or do not have.
It’s not defined by your marital status, by your ownership of a house, by your big or small car, by your numerous children, by your fat salary, by the food you eat or apparel you wear, by the reserved area you live in or by the top association you keep and it’s not by the colour of your skin or your accent or intonation.
None of the above matter and should define you!
You are only defined in God who created you!
The society may not be able to handle the grace you carry on the inside, but you are who you are for the purposes of God, and as you stick with Him, nothing will deter you.
Even the Sparrow nests and raises her young near God’s altar, so you will shine and fulfill destiny near God’s altar.
For your worth, Jesus went to the cross

Tuesday 26th of January 2021

Be Ready!

For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies. When we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. God Himself has prepared us for this, as a guarantee He has given us His Holy Spirit. …So whether we are away here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please Him. For we MUST all stand before Christ to be JUDGED. We will each RECEIVE whatever we DESERVE for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.
2 Corinthians 5 :1-10 NLT
Paul took his time to exhort believers of Corinth of what living and dying entails for the believer in Christ Jesus.
The fall of man in the Garden of Eden ensured man would not live eternally on earth, for that sin of disobedience spiralled a decay in the creation of God.
The tree of Life which was then in Eden was protected from man.
So every creation on earth has it’s end of life and gradually wastes away.
Our beautiful bodies, even under cosmetic surgeries will waste away.
Life in our earthly bodies must come to an end at a point in time.
If it doesn’t go naturally by old age, then sickness, accident, murder and other causes would end it.
No matter how ours end, our heavenly Father has another eternal body-like clothing in waiting.
So we not must fear death, it will come at its own time.
Most Importantly is preparing for what’s ahead, which is standing before Christ to be judged.
Every good or evil done in this earthly body and space will be accounted for.
Let’s be ready for our deserved REWARDS!

Monday 25th of January 2021

Have Your Way, Lord!

Then Solomon said, ” My father, David, wanted to build this Temple to honour the name of the Lord, the God of Israel. But the Lord told him, ‘You wanted to build the Temple to honour my name. Your intention is good, but you are not the one to do it. One of your own sons will build the Temple to honour me.
2 Chronicles 6:7-9 NLT
Many plans are in a man’s mind. But it’s the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand (be carried out).
Proverbs 19:21 AMP
The Lord says, “My thoughts are not like your thoughts. Your ways are not like My ways. Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8-9 NCV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
Yahweh is God above all.
His plans and thoughts are ways beyond our conception, for He alone knows and sees the bigger picture, from the very end.
The bit we get to know or perceive is only a sneak preview revealed by Him to keep us from stagnancy and get us moving in the direction revealed.
The Lord understands our thoughts and feelings of love and gratitude towards Him. No one knows us like He does, neither do we know ourselves like He does.
We do a lot of things for the service of God and are a blessing to our neighbours as an expression of our love for God. Humanly speaking, it’s our ways of walking in the Lord’s footsteps.
From the story of David’s desire to build a Temple for the Lord, we learn that all our intentions or desires in life, towards God or man, no matter how great or spiritual they are, must be firstly tabled before the Lord. Our desires or plans must be in line with God’s own plans for us.
God frustrates and rejects plans not in line with His will, but prospers and graces what He wills.
We should therefore desire His will be enthroned in ours, as we humbly let go off ours.
Have your way, Lord!

Friday 22nd of January 2021

Treasure Sotrage!

We all come to the end of our lives as naked and empty-handed as on the day we were born.
We can’t take our riches with us.
Ecclesiastes 5: 15 NLT
Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eats them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rusts can not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Matthew 6:19-20 NLT
We are encouraged not to store our treasures here on earth but in heaven, although we live on earth.
It’s because whatever it is we treasure and store on earth is open to theft and destruction.
In heaven where God resides, there are no thieves, whether physical or spiritual ones.
The most important reason though is the fact none will live eternally on earth.
A day unknown is coming -as Jesus tarries- when one would have to move from this earthly abode to a heavenly one without taking along any earthly riches.
In view of this, if one lived in South Africa for instance and knew one day he would return permanently to his home in England, would he not prepare for his final return?
In the near months of departure from South Africa, what would he wisely do with his properties or treasures?
Would he not possibly find a way to ship off the things treasured to England, sell off some items for cash and give away some as gifts.
Bearing in mind, the English currency is Pound, would he not convert his South African currency (Rand) to pound to enable him make purchases at home?
One is only able to do all this when his departure time is known.
But generally we do not know when we would depart from our earthly abode to the heavenly one.
So NOW, one thing we ought to be doing is preparing for our retirement from planet earth.
In wisdom, we should be loving God, USING our TIME, ENERGY and RESOURCES for the PURPOSES of heaven, thereby converting our earthly treasures which we can’t keep, to heavenly treasures we can’t lose.
Today, let’s start to live wisely and not lose out!

Thursday 21st of January 2021

Never Alone!

Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
She will give birth to a son, and they will call her Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’
Matthew 1 :23 NLT
…teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28: 20 NLT
If you (really) love Me, you will keep and obey My commandments.
And I will ask the Father and He will give you another Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Counsellor, Strengthener, Standby) to be with you forever.
John 14 :15 – 16 AMP
In your strength I can crush an army;
With my God I can scale any wall.
Psalm 18 :29 NLT
The baby boy born of the virgin was called Immanuel (In hebrew, Imm= with, anu= us, El= God).
Immanuel wasn’t just a name but a declaration of God’s intent towards His people.
WITH US IS GOD, in every situation we find ourselves.
Jesus loves us with an everlasting love.
While He was leaving our brethren, the earlier disciples, He promised not to leave them on their own.
The Father sent the Holy Spirit to stand in and give all the help Jesus would have given assuming He was still with them bodily.
Those early disciples are long gone, but the same Spirit of Jesus remains. He’s remained to continue to be with us and with every would be disciple of Jesus.
If we would understand deep in our hearts, how faithful and dependable the words of Jesus are, perhaps it will settle our hearts with great confidence in whatever challenge we are facing.
In the form of His Spirit, He’s never left nor abandoned us.
We may struggle to always remember of His ever dwelling presence, with Him being physically unseen.
But in truth, with us is His Spirit as a faithful standby, ever ready to advocate, comfort, interceed, strengthen and counsel us.
With His strength we can crush any opposing army and leap over any wall of restriction.
With us is God!
Therefore, we do not fear or doubt, for He will be with us ALWAYS to the end of the age!
NEVER ALONE!

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

God’s Poem!

For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus, for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2 :10 NKJV
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.
They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love Him. They are the people He called, because that was His plan.
Romans 8 :28 NCV
We are indeed God’s workmanship and not of our own.
When man excludes God and tries to manage life on his our own, he makes a total wreck of it in an endless insatiable spiral.
In the original Greek, it says we are God’s poiema, meaning we are fashioned, made, crafted together as a masterpiece.
From poiema comes the word Poem.
We are God’s poem!
Being God’s poem, means we WERE written by God, as was concieved in His heart even before we were born and we shouldn’t try to rewrite ourselves NOW.
Psalm 139 :16 NCV says, ” You saw my body as it was formed. All the days planned for me were written in your book before I was one day old.
So it is therefore a futile effort when we try to push on our lives in directions which were not mapped out for us.
We must allow God who has penned down our lives to lead us in the directions preplanned, and graced for us to be the best we were written to be.
It doesn’t matter how shiny your neighbour’s life seems to be, you must not covet after them.
Firstly, you are on different plans so you ought to stay on God’s plan for you.
Secondly, how sure are you he hasn’t deviated from God’s plan trying to rewrite his own path?
You are uniquely you and should strive to stay on God’s plans for your good future and hope.
Don’t forget you are God’s original masterpiece on your own level, do not try to twist and end up as someone else’s carbon copy, no matter how glamorous or celebrated they are.
Only God can tell and put you on His good path.
Stay with His plan and you will also Shine!
UNIQUELY YOU!

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Grow Your Endurance

Dear brethren, when trouble of any kind comes your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.
For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete needing nothing.
James 1:2- 4 NLT
You will show me the path of life; in your presence is fulness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures ever more.
Psalm 16:11 NKJV
Let us look only to Jesus, the one who began our faith and makes it perfect. He suffered death on the cross. But He accepted the shame as if it were nothing because of the Joy God had put before Him.
And now He is sitting at the right side of God’s throne.
Hebrew 12:2 NCV
What is your endurance threshold like, and how do you rate it?
On our path of life, we will go through trials, temptations and all sorts.
The Lord will allow us be pushed by different kinds of troubles. These troubles are not to kill us but help fashion us become more like Christ.
Daily our endurance threshold grows aiming for full development, when we will become perfect and complete, fully built into the image of Christ.
When our faith is tested, the level of our faith reflects on the Faith scale, showing how much we believe and hold unto God, or how much we have allowed fear, doubt and anxiety to scrape on our strong belief in God.
It’s very easy to rejoice and be giddy when all seem to be going well.
But what of when our comfort feathers are ruffled?
At this time, the flesh would want us to murmur, complain, get offended, allow dissension, enter a hole of self pity and depression.
But the Lord would have us know, every step of the way, He is with us and that’s what matters. He would also love we walk in His exact footsteps as one who overcame.
How did He see the shame of the cross?
He accepted it as if it were nothing, instead focused on the joy ahead.
We are to look unto Jesus, tap into the joy of His presence and let our endurance grow in every trial!

Monday 18th of January 2021

Rises Again!

Don’t wait in ambush at the home of the godly,
And don’t raid the house where the godly live.
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again.
But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.
Proverbs 24:15 -16 NLT
O! If only Satan had known or knows, He wouldn’t venture with his antics of attack on the children of God.
His ambush against you or your home will remain futile.
His raid in every way against your house, your business and the church of God will amount to a wasted effort.
Satan is deaf to warnings, he tries and tries again, cashing in on whatever he sees as an opportunity.
He is limited in His conceptions so he gets flawed all the time with the godly.
If Satan had known he wouldn’t have ensured Jesus got killed. (Yes Jesus was killed, God didn’t let Him escape the cross).
In satan’s thought that was to be the end of anything and everything associated with Jesus.
Little did he know out of Jesus’ death would come eternal life for many.
Out of one open tomb, came along the opening of many other tombs that brought many to life.
Now, Satan is at it again round every corner, but do not despair!
The above scriptures tell us a GODLY man MAY trip seven times.
The word ‘may’ tells us tripping could happen but not necessarily it ‘must’ happen.
And be it known, it could happen up to 7 times, under the perfect watch of God.
And if it happens to the GODLY, it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road.
It can only mean, the getting up mode is switched on.
God watches to ensure this GODLY man rises up again, unlike the wicked who can be overthrown only by one disaster.
This should give us hope and cause us to be courageous, knowing as children of God, it’s a win win outcome for us.
When next in a challenging situation, do not let yourself be overwhelmed.
Do not let your heart be troubled.
Remember, it’s not a coincidence, God saw it all coming and before it hits, He provides grace to carry through.
You have the overcoming grace.
So Look up in Faith!

Friday 15th of January 2021

City On A Hill!

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.
John 8 : 12 NLT
You are the light of the world– like a city on a hill top that cannot be hidden. No one lights a light and puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.
Matthew 5:14-15 NLT
In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 NCV
The ‘night’ is almost finished, and the ‘day’ is almost here. So we should stop doing things that belong to darkness and take up the weapons used for fighting in the light. Let us live in a right way, like people who belong to the day. We should not have wild parties or get drunk. There should be no sexual sins of any kind, no fighting or jealousy. But clothe yourself woth the Lord Jesus and forget about satisfying your sinful self.
Romans 13:12-14 NCV
We are living in the “night” season because Jesus the Light that lightens the world has gone to be with the father. But He didn’t leave the world without light. He lit His candles/lamps and positioned them every where as cities on hill tops.
He put His light in us to shine forth and dispel the darkness, enabling men to see clearly the ground they are walking on.
We in turn will never walk in darkness IF we follow Jesus.
The problem is the inconsistency in our following Jesus. Sometimes, we allow the flesh to kick in, fear, anxiety, lust and cares of the world to derail us from following the path of light.
At these times, we see the works of darkness manifest in our doings.
Today, we must remember that Jesus has invested His light in us and He expects us to shine forth His light of life.
As we shine, faith, hope, truth, joy, peace, salvation, deliverance etc will be wrought.
So, boldly shine and be a light to someone!

Thursday 14th of January 2021

Live And Not Die!

God’s way is perfect.
All the Lord’s promises prove true.
He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection.
Psalm 18 : 30 NLT
Show Your marvellous lovingkindness by Your right hand.
O You save those who trust in You.
From those who rise up against them.
Psalm 17 : 7 NKJV
The strong right arm of the Lord is raised in triumph.
The strong right arm of the Lord has done glorious things!
I will not die, instead, I will live to tell what the Lord has done.
Psalm 18 : 16 – 18 NLT
The Lord’s strong right arm is lifted in triumph on your behalf!
He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection and who know His promises are true.
No one can deliver except the Lord God.
No one can protect except the Lord God.
No one can provide except the Lord God.
No one can open a door except the Lord God.
And no one can shut a door except the Lord God.
Many may rise against you, physical, spiritual, financial, health-wise and even in unkind words of accusations.
But the Lord God, Mighty in battle, by His strong right arm will do glorious things for you.
Only Believe and do not Fear!
Fear robs us and opens up doors for Satan to execute our fears like He did to Job.
What do you believe?
Right down in your heart, what do you believe?
Do you believe the report of the Lord?
Do you believe nothing can separate from the love of God, not even hunger, sickness or death?
Do you believe in His love He may allow you to be in certain situations, to show forth His glory in your life?
What matters is what you do in those situations.
You may not be able to stop those challenges from coming but your response to them is entirely your responsibility.
Your response reveals what is stored in your heart, and where you stand with the Lord.
You may stand in fearfulness or boldness.
If subtly in your heart you exalt the situation bigger than God, then fear will arise if not boldness will set in.
Today, believe as in the above scriptures that you will LIVE to TELL of what the Lord has done!

Friday 8th of January 2021

Thy Will Be Done!

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if He doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.
Daniel 3:16-18 NLT
He walked away, about a stone throw, and knelt down and prayed, “Father, if You are willing, Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want Your will to be done, not mine.
Luke 22:41-42 NLT
The three Hebrew boys understood the sovereignty of God.
They were bold enough to declare they serve The Almighty God who saves.
In the face of death many would want to find a way of escape by compromising, but it was different for these boys who were in it to the end.
In the above scriptures, we read their faith-filled confession that God’s able to and would rescue them from Nebuchadnezzar’s power.
But they also knew although God is able to rescue them, He could choose not to do so.
This understanding pose to be a problem to many believers.
Why would God choose not to prevent bad from happening to His child who believes and strongly confesses his faith in Him to deliver?
In truth, only God in His sovereignty and purpose can answer why He chooses not to do so in that moment!
But, He never leaves us alone, He walks us through every door of challenge He lets us in.
God did not stop the Hebrew children from being thrown into the fire but He was in the fire to preserve them.
It’s more glorious that God preserved them in the fire than prevented them from the fire.
Jesus seeing the agony of the Cross asked if He could opt out, but then settled for the sovereign will of God.
We must come to terms that sometimes in our quests, God’s will overrules our desires inspite of our faith and confessions for change.
Let’s always pray “Not my will, but yours be done, Lord!

Thursday 7th of January 2021

Trust In The Lord!

My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
Isaiah 55:8 NLT
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding
Proverbs 3:5 NLT
Man’s thoughts take its root from what he sees, hears or feels.
It can also be about what could, should and will happen, which may start as an idea and expands in thoughts.
No matter how a man is able to gather his thoughts, it’s always limited by his carnal nature, and only blossoms to an extent when there’s a divine influence.
Whatever is heavenly is greater than the earthly.
The earth is sustained by the powers of the heavens and whatever the earth has to offer is because it has firstly received it from heaven.
Isaiah 45:8 AMP says,
Rain down, O heavens, from above, let the clouds pour down righteousness (all the blessings of God);
Let the earth open up, let salvation bear fruit, and righteousness spring up with it;
I, the Lord, has created it.
We must understand if the heavens do not pour out, the earth can not receive.
And the heaven pours out under the dictate of God who knows, sees and watches over HIS plans to perform it.
Except therefore the arm of the Lord is divinely revealed to a person, one would not be in the know.
Our gracious God delights in letting us into what His plans and thoughts are to the extent it pleases Him.
Because we do not at all times submit ourselves 100% into walking in the mind of Christ, certainly it will be a struggle to receive and see things in the way God would love see them, and then align our thoughts in sync with His.
His thoughts and plans are way higher than ours!
Therefore, to live and enjoy the best of God’s thoughts and plans, we must learn to let go of self, and what we think we know and understand of the issues around us.
We must give in and Trust the Lord with all our hearts, even when we don’t understand and things don’t make sense.
His good comes beyond our imaginations!
Trust God!

Friday 1st of January 2021

Back to His Word!

When Moses had finished reciting all these words to the people of Israel, he added: Take to heart all the words of warnings I have given you today. Pass them on as a command to your children so they will obey every word of these instructions. These instructions are not empty words – they are your life! By obeying them you will enjoy a long life in the land you will occupy when you cross the Jordan River.
Deuter 32 : 45 – 47 NLT
What’s important to you?
Is it just crossing over into 2021?
Or is it crossing over and having a joyful victorious life in it?
Even though Jehovah was allowing the Israelites enter Canaan to possess it as He had promised, He had to instruct them about the state of their hearts.
He had perceived still their rebellion and waywardness, the tendency of abandoning Jehovah to lust after other gods in their comfort was not hidden.
Their peace and long life in the Promised land would therefore depend on their obedience to God who had brought them forth.
These instructions were for them and for their children.
Like Moses said, the instructions were not EMPTY WORDS!
Every word of God obeyed comes with its blessings.
Disobedience brings disfavour and curses.
As we have stepped into 2021 by God’s mercy, we must ensure to live everyday for Him!
His Words of instructions must be our watchword.
As we seek to obey God and live for Him daily, He will protect and lead us in the way we should go.
God who preserves lives will preserve ours, because our mind is set on Him.
Do not relax and fall back into your old lifestyle now that you have rejoiced into 2021.
If you desire to enjoy and have long life in it, then go back to the Word of God and seek to live by it.
Only those that seek to know their God, shall find Him and will do exploits in the coming seasons.
When the World will be shouting chaos and casting down, to the believer in Christ, it will be lifting up with inner peace in Christ Jesus.
Therefore!
Take to heart the Word of God and obey it!

Wednesday of July 2021

Integrity Of The Upright!

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by [the power of] the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her [promised] husband, being a just and righteous man and not wanting to expose her publicly to shame, planned to send her away and divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, descendant of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 1 : 18‭ -‬ 20 AMP
Now Abimelech had not yet come near her; so he said, “Lord, will you kill a people who are righteous and innocent and blameless [regarding Sarah]? Did Abraham not tell me, ‘She is my sister?’ And she herself said, ‘He is my brother.’ In the integrity of my heart and innocence of my hands I have done this.” Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know you did this in the integrity of your heart, for it was I who kept you back and spared you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not give you an opportunity to touch her.
Genesis 20 : 4‭ -‬ 6 AMP
The integrity and moral courage of the upright will guide them, But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.
Proverbs 11 : 3 AMP
The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the unfaithful will be caught by their lust.
Proverbs 11 : 6 NKJV
The man on the inside always shows up when under pressure. His hidden motives and values expresss themselves in the choices made. God hears the heart beat of our motives even from far, so He judges not like men would based on the superficial.
God is a God of justice, He defends the just, and condemns tongues rising against him in judgement.
In whatever we do in life, let integrity and godliness guide and inform our decisions and actions, for at the right time, God enquires and judges every motive and action.
When we walk in the uprightness of our hearts, in the fear of God, Jehovah will help us to do what is right not to sin or go against His will.
Joseph’s kind thought towards Mary in her culturally unacceptable situation drew God’s intervention. Giving Mary a public disgrace would have damaged the innocent woman living out the will of God, but as Joseph decided to shield Mary from this shame, God stepped in to inform and enable him do His will.
Abimelech also would have attracted the wrath of God, for he ignorantly wanted to be with Abraham’s wife. Because He was a man of integrity, trying to do things the right way without any backyard business, God spared him from sinning against Him.
May God help us too to be men and women of integrity and uprightness in all we seek to do, so that Jehovah will favourably guide and shield us from every Satanic pothole.
May the fear of God and moral courage lace our motives and actions even in our CLOSETS, in our daily living and businesses. May Christ be exalted as we Make INTEGRITY our watchword !

Tuesday 6th of July 2021

Your Share Of Suffering!

To Timothy, my beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank God, whom I worship and serve with a clear conscience the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day, and as I recall your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I remember your sincere and unqualified faith [the surrendering of your entire self to God in Christ with confident trust in His power, wisdom and goodness, a faith] which first lived in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am confident that it is in you as well. …
So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord or about me His prisoner, but with me take your share of suffering for the gospel [continue to preach regardless of the circumstances], in accordance with the power of God [for His power is invincible],
2 Timothy 1 : 2‭ -‬ 5‭, ‬8 AMP
When you are persecuted in one town, flee to the next. I tell you the truth, the Son of Man will return before you have reached all the towns of Israel. … “Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 10 : 23‭, ‬28 NLT
How can one not suffer in a society that hates what Christ has to offer, or what He stands for.
The world loves sin and hates righteousness, so it would hate any person, idea or thing that points to that, because the world is blinded by Satan’s lies.
Beloved, the world hates you because of Christ, it hated Christ and the early disciples, so do not expect your being named after Christ would not come with consequent sufferings and abuse.
Apostle Paul remembered the tears of the young Timothy in the above scriptures. Timothy had surrendered his entire self to God without reservations, so Paul was encouraging him to endure and live out his own share of the suffering that comes with our love for Christ.
Beloved, your love for Christ is tested through your challenges and sufferings for righteousness. Suffering, lack, hardship etc doesn’t mean God has left you. The great Apostle Paul went through all of the ups and downs for Christ’s sake. It can be intense but God never leaves us in it. We are encouraged to hold unto Him who is faithful.
Persecutions will come our way, like it did with the Apostles, but we must not be afraid. They didn’t hide away in fear and quitted from sharing the Good News, instead they moved on to the next available space and continued with the Kingdom business.
Beloved, let’s not be afraid of what could happen to us and ours because of our faith in Christ.
May the Lord strengthen your heart to endure and have confident trust in His Power, Wisdom and Goodness in everything that may come your way.

Monday 5th of July 2021

No More Sorrow, No More Pain!

“Do not let your heart be troubled (afraid, cowardly). Believe [confidently] in God and trust in Him, [have faith, hold on to it, rely on it, keep going and] believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places. If it were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and I will take you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.
John 14 : 1‭ -‬ 3 AMP
He who overcomes [the world by adhering faithfully to Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior] will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.
Revelation 21 : 7‭ AMP
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
Revelation 21 : 1‭ -‬ 4 NLT
Everything that is or that will ever be, no matter how beautiful is only but temporary. All will be rolled up like a mat and discarded. This earth we struggle to survive in will one day in the near future be no more.
All time investments will be no where to be found, what will become of all? Wasted and gone forever!
Child of God, but your life in Christ is not wasted.
It is well preserved, for a glorious eternity with Christ.
All your present pain and crying will become things of the past, unspeakable joy will fill your heart and your mouth filled with laughter.
All the suffering, shame, lack, rejection, loneliness etc you may be experiencing now will be minute compared to the great glory ahead of us. That’s why we must stay focused, remain heavenly minded without giving up.
The grace to overcome is available to everyone, our desire to persevere must not dampen because of trials and persecutions. At the very end we will be living with our Heavenly Father in our places already prepared, made ready for every overcomer.
Jehovah will wipe away your tears! Imagine living in a city radiating with God’s love and glory, without death, without pain, without Covid and restrictions.
It’s needful therefore, we adhere FAITHFULLY to Christ, our Lord and Saviour, overcoming the lies and deception of the world.
Let’s not live COWARDLY, but BOLDLY and WISE as worthy disciples holding up for Christ, until He comes back again to take us to be with Him.

Friday 2nd of July 2021

Gifted For Service!

John replied, “No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven.
John 3 : 27 NLT
For what gives you the right to make such a judgment? What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?
1 Corinthians 4 : 7 NLT
So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
James 1 : 16‭ -‬ 17 NLT
In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
Romans 12 : 6‭ -‬ 8 NLT
Each of you has received a gift to use to serve others. Be good servants of God’s various gifts of grace. Anyone who speaks should speak words from God. Anyone who serves should serve with the strength God gives so that in everything God will be praised through Jesus Christ. Power and glory belong to him forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4 : 10‭ -‬ 11 NCV
No one can tell who you are, or what you are able to do except God. He knows the gift He has put in you which is based on the ability He has graced you with so you will be without excuse. None is left out!
Listen! Every gift or talent is unmerited, so none can boast. He has given or enabled you to acquire it so you can use it for His pleasure, to serve Him and others. God expects you to be a good steward of your gift.
If you seem not to know what your gift is, ask the Lord and He will show you.
Many in looking for the so called big and glaring gifts neglect the simple abilities in them that put smiles on people’s faces, that encourages and blesses another. Yes, that which you ignore may be what God is asking you to put to use. With God and in your obedience you will be shocked at what He will do with your little writing, drawing, cooking etc.
Take no gift for granted, use it for the Lord.
If you lack boldness, ask God for His empowerment, as you step out in faith He will do the rest.
Do not go for self glorification and recognition, Let God be at the centre of it all.
Your leader, Pastor, spouse, teacher can’t do it all, you are graced to do your bit too. Be available so that God will manifest your ability to His glory.
The time is now! Do not hide away!

Thursday 1st of July 2021

Saved To Be A Blessing!

And it shall come to pass That just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, So I will save you, and you shall be a blessing. Do not fear, Let your hands be strong.’
Zechariah 8 : 13 NKJV
Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. So she called his name Moses, saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.”
Exodus 2 : 9‭ -‬ 10 NKJV
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
2 Corinthians 1 : 4 NLT
As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it. For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” ….
2 Corinthians 6 : 1‭ -‬ 2 NLT
By God’s grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving him by spreading this Good News.
Ephesians 3 : 7 NLT
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!
Matthew 10 : 8 NLT
There’s no experience you’ve gone through in your life that’s a waste. You survived all the challenges because God covered and walked with you through the mess unto a good place even though you couldn’t perceive or acknowledge His presence.
He knows how to use those hurts, pains, rejections, failures, abuse, abandonment and victories you went through to help someone.
You are called to be someone else’s ladder of hope to a better experience. Your survival and turn around is a proof that God is not a respecter of persons, He will do it for them as He did it for you when you stand to avail yourself to be used by the Almighty.
When Moses escaped from Pharaoh into the wilderness, to Midian where He married Zipporah, little did He know he was being trained to lead the Israelites through same route to Cannan after forty years.
Therefore, do not cast away your trials and challenges, they are part of your training strengthening and equipping you in righteousness to be a help and comfort to another.
You were saved to save another.
Blessed to be a blessing! Changed to be a vessel of Change. Today, bless God for all you have been through and where he has taken you from.
Rejoice! For you have been given the privilege of serving Him, so spread the Good News from where you are!

Wednesday 30th of June 2021

Come And See

So for the second time, they called the man who had been blind. They said, “You should give God the glory by telling the truth. We know that this man is a sinner.” He answered, “I don’t know if he is a sinner. One thing I do know: I was blind, and now I see.”
John 9 : 24‭ -‬ 25 NCV
The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” So the people came streaming from the village to see him.
John 4 : 28‭ -‬ 30 NLT
Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus. Andrew went to find his brother, Simon, and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means “Christ”). Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus. Looking intently at Simon, Jesus said, “Your name is Simon, son of John—but you will be called Cephas” (which means “Peter”).
John 1 : 40‭ -‬ 42 NLT
Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
Psalms 34 : 8 NLT
I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power, though I am not skilled with words. I will praise your mighty deeds, O Sovereign Lord. I will tell everyone that you alone are just.
Psalms 71 : 15‭ -‬ 16 NLT
What is your story?
What have you seen, heard or felt from Him?
Where has God brought you from?
The world is waiting for your story to be told by you to affect someone else’s life.
Like the Psalmist encourages in Psalm 71 above, you don’t need to be skilled with words or have a scientific evidence to explain it away, all you need is say it like it is, copying the blind man’s method and saying, ‘one thing I do know: once I was blind, now I see.”0
You can also invite men and women to see and hear for themselves by leading them to the Master, like the Samarian woman at the well.
Tell them as they sincerely open up to the Messiah, He will touch their inner persons (their curious/response button) directly, like He did to Peter and Moses.
Have you tasted of the Messiah’s goodness?
People around you deserve to hear it then; your friends, family and acquaintances.
Do not be selfish! Make Christ who is your source of peace, joy, hope, healing and deliverance be known.
He did it for you and He is still doing it !
May He also do it for others using your proclamations!

Tuesday 29th of June 2021 

Changing The Way We Think!

Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.” Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.
Matthew 16 : 23‭ -‬ 24 NLT
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Romans 12 : 2 NLT
But you were taught to be made new in your hearts, to become a new person. That new person is made to be like God—made to be truly good and holy.
Ephesians 4 : 23‭ -‬ 24 NCV
Jesus died to bring change and affect our lives in every way. His desire is for us to have abundant life in Him which goes beyond physical possessions; cars, houses, clothes, spouse, children, food etc.
As the Heavens are higher than the earth, so does it take the power of God in heaven to rule over the earth and its elements.
It’s our thinking that dictates what we do and how we live.
To be carnally minded or worldly in our thinking means we will live a life of worldliness, not a life that seek to please the Lord, knowing the carnal mind is in enemity with God.
Jesus rebuked the voice that spoke through Peter of being carnally minded, seeing things only through the human point of view and not expressing the mind of God.
Therefore, dropping the old worldly way of thinking and embracing a new godly way brings change, empowering us to stay different, not copying the behaviour and customs of this world.
We have the mind of Christ, and the mind of Christ expresses itself through our godly thoughts, speeches and actions.
Daily and consistently feeding on the word of God to obey it, changes our thinking, guides us in the right way we ought to go.
Beloved, God wants you transformed inwardly and outwardly into the new you, you were born again to be. That’s the purpose of Jesus being on the cross.
Has His death brought a real change in You?
Can you say, “I used to be so so and so, now I’m this by the grace of God.
May your transformation be evident to all to the praise of the risen Christ. May you through obedience keep changing you from glory to glory.
Be a testimony of Christ’s transforming GRACE!

Monday 28th of June 2021

DIscard Life And Wealth Worries.

Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.
1 John 2 : 15‭ -‬ 17 NLT
And what is the seed that fell among the thorny weeds? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching but lets worries about this life and the temptation of wealth stop that teaching from growing. So the teaching does not produce fruit in that person’s life.
Matthew 13:22 NCV
Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live.
Galatians 1 : 4 NLT
How did God see the world He had created?
Initially God saw His creation as good, until Satan, the evil one deceived man and sin was introduced.
Man lost authority and dominion over God’s creation.
Eden was the garden of God’s presence. A place God delighted in sharing and fellowshipping with man, it was supposed to be an abode of righteousness, but Satan corrupted and messed it up with sin and wickedness, it was no longer like the very Eden God had in mind.
Jesus died and resurrected to set us free from the dominion of evil in this space called earth.
Now you have been set free through Christ from the control of this evil world, you must begin to live above and beyond its influence through the power of resurrection. Do not let sin reign in your mortal body anymore. We must arise and live above every limitation Satan has put on this world through lusts of the eyes and flesh, and the pride of life.
Everything in this World is limited to this world and will pass away with it, so we must put our hearts on heavenly things, on things that please the Lord.
The woah things craved for in the World is not of God, but things Satan uses to get our minds off heaven and God, that’s why a man that lives in luxury or super comfort will hate to die, such a man would ask, “Why think of going to heaven when I have it all here already?”
Our heavenly Father would want His children to be heavenly mind and not be caught up in the life and wealth worries that possess the hearts. God has promised to supply all we need to live godly lives according to God’s plans and purposes on the earth, so let’s not lose sight of Heaven.
Let’s begin to seek to live fruitful godly lives to the glory of God, and as worthy ambassadors of Christ in the grace made available to each one of us

Friday 25th of June 2021

Jesus, My Lord!

“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’
Matthew 7 : 21‭ -‬ 23 NLT
“The servant who had received the two bags of silver came forward and said, ‘Master, you gave me two bags of silver to invest, and I have earned two more.’ “The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’
Matthew 25 : 22‭ -‬ 23 NLT
I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good besides You.”
Psalms 16 : 2 AMP
Great is our Lord (Adon), and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.
Psalms 147:5 NKJV
According to the dictionary, the word ‘Lord’ means a person having great authority, control or power over others; a ruler, a master or a chief.
The one with authority leads, while the led follows and submits to the authority.
In hebrew, the Word Adon means Lord, of which the plural is Adonai. Our Lord God is Jehovah Adonai.
When a believer in Christ has received forgiveness and mercy through His blood and pledged allegiance of a new life to Him and for Him, it would
mean Christ has become the Lord and Master of the believer.
Many people in the world claim to be followers or servants of Christ, doing great things in His name, but He is not THEIR Lord, but Lord to them .
Beloved, it’s not just enough to say before men Jesus Christ is my Lord, it is important to ensure in truth you are listening, and obeying His bidding as a servant should. So think, is He truly your Lord?
Servants live and submit to the will of their Masters, they don’t chose what they do, where they go and how they do things. They live according to the dictates of the master. Do you live by God’s leading?
Many believers serve Christ like Gehazi, the servant of Elisha. They go behind, against His will to satisfy their cravings and gains.
These are actually THEIR OWN Masters and Lords.
Do you know Our Lord Jesus does not reward His servants based only on their words and actions, but also He judges their hearts and motives?
Let’s begin to serve Christ for the right reasons, and TRULY for the love of Him. So that on that day, all our service will not be rejected and in vain.
If Christ is therefore YOUR LORD, SUBMIT YOUR WILL to Him, DIE to SELF and let all about you REFLECT JESUS! SERVE Christ in TRUTH!

Thursday 24th of June 2021

God, save me, because the water has risen to my neck. I’m sinking down into the mud, and there is nothing to stand on. I am in deep water, and the flood covers me. I am tired from calling for help; my throat is sore. My eyes are tired from waiting for God to help me.
Psalms 69 : 1‭ -‬ 3 NCV
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown….
Isaiah 43 : 2a NLT
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy,
Psalms 33 : 18 NKJV
I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of destruction, out of the sticky mud. He stood me on a rock and made my feet steady.
Psalms 40 : 1‭ -‬ 2 NCV
He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.
Psalms 40 : 3 NLT
Child of God, it will do you good if you clearly understand you are not exempt from difficulties.
So when they come you don’t give up on God or on yourself. They will come at various times, in many ways and intensities. So when difficulties come, find the strength to run to God for help.
The scripture tells us the eye of the Lord is on you that fear Him, so He sees all struggles in the depth of the rivers of difficulty.
God has promised you will not drown in your situation, meaning if it takes you to crawl, walk, run, swim or even get pulled out, whatever it would take by God’s help, you will be out.
It doesn’t matter how deep you are into the troubled water, maybe almost to your neck. And it doesn’t matter how muddy the water is or even how sticky the mud is on you, the Lord will surely deliver you!
Is there anything too hard for the Almighty God to do?
He has not left you in that muddy situation, He is actually in it with you, doing all to gear you to HIS right way of escape.
You may believe the Lord hasn’t listened to your cry and pleas for help, beloved He has.
You are about to sing a new song, for He will lift you up from that sticky mess, clean you up and steady your feet before your enemies and friends.
They will see and hear what the Lord has done in your life and be amazed.
May many be drawn to your God because of the great testimony your life will become. No more crying, keep hoping and waiting on God’s deliverance. Your Hope in a turnaround will not make you ashamed, but cause your head to be lifted up in joy. So Never stop believing!!

Wednesday 23rd of June 2021

God, My Defender!

The wicked watch for good people so that they may kill them. But the Lord will not take away his protection or let good people be judged guilty.
Psalms 37 : 32‭ -‬ 33 NCV
… When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
Isaiah 43 : 2b NLT
No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; And every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn…
Isaiah 54 : 17a AMP
I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.
Psalms 130 : 5 NLT
I find rest in God; only he gives me hope. He is my rock and my salvation. He is my defender; I will not be defeated. My honor and salvation come from God. He is my mighty rock and my protection.
Psalms 62 : 5‭ -‬ 7 NCV
my God, I trust you. Do not let me be disgraced; do not let my enemies laugh at me. No one who trusts you will be disgraced, but those who sin without excuse will be disgraced.
Psalms 25 : 2‭ -‬ 3 NCV
Have you mistakenly walked into a trap set or an expectation from people who do not wish you well? Do not be shocked if some minds are hoping to see you fall or make mistakes so they can gloat over you. Such people may be found in work places, neighbourhood, families or even among friends.
Unexpected accusations and counter accusations may be flying in the air about you and you may start wondering what would be of you? It can feel as if your enemies have got a chance to mock and laugh at you.
Beloved, please let me remind you of who you are.
You are a child of God, but not none without mistakes or weaknesses. It doesn’t matter how nice, how hardworking, how sincere you try to be, Satan will always try to find a way to rock your boat, shut you up, put you down, disgrace and displace you, but don’t worry. Only table your oppressions and oppressors before your Father who already knows anyway. Listen, He defends His own and He will defend you.
His promises in His Words are sure, Hold unto them.
You will condemn every tongue of accusation! The oppressor’s fire will not burn you! You will not be defeated! God will stand in your defence, not because you are totally right, but because of His mercy, and also because as His child you have come out truthful before Him to defend you.
When God forgives you, no man will judge you guilty.
May the Mercy, Salvation and protection of God be your portion.
Stay in tune with God’s Word. Believe it and your enemies will be disgraced, they will walk out with heads bowed. It is well with you in your challenges! Rejoice in Hope!

 Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

Following Elieazar!

So Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had, “Please, put your hand under my thigh, ….. but you shall go to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.”……
Genesis 24 : 2‭, ‬4 NKJV
Here is Rebekah before you; take her and go, and let her be your master’s son’s wife, as the Lord has spoken.” ….. Then Rebekah and her maids arose, and they rode on the camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed.
Genesis 24 : 51‭, ‬61 NKJV
“I will send you the Helper from the Father; he is the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father. When he comes, he will tell about me,
John 15 : 26 NCV
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.
John 16 : 13 NLT
The true children of God are those who let God’s Spirit lead them.
Romans 8 : 14 NCV
Abraham wanted a bride for his son Isaac from among his relatives. He sent his chief servant Elieazar on this journey to ensure his desire was fulfilled. The name Elieazar means ‘help of my God.’
Surely, Jehovah prospered this journey and Rebekah became the bride for Isaac.
Now she had to leave her family, go with a stranger she had never met before, travel with him to a foreign land to be a bride to a groom she had never seen or met before, but was convicted to become.
Rebecca at the end, met her husband Isaac and his family and the marriage was realised. This marriage became a reality only because Rebekah learnt to trust Elieazar every step of the journey. She obeyed his advices, followed his directions, stopped, turned in, rested, and continued to follow on her camel without arguing, or refusing to ride through certain parts of the desert. She totally leaned, listened and followed Elieazar, the man alone who knew the way back to Abraham and Isaac.
If she had been stubborn or disobedient would she have reached the house of Abraham?
Beloved, you have been chosen as the bride of Christ. The Holy Spirit has been sent to you by the Father to bring you back to His Son, Jesus.
Only Him, the Holy Spirit from Heaven knows the way back to Heaven, that’s why He’s the teacher and guide giving directions through the Word of God.
The only thing we can all do is to obey Him every step of the way, without fear, doubts, arguments and disobedience.
Beloved Bride of Christ, have you been to heaven before or do you know the way to heaven? If No, why argue or disobey? Now, it’s time to submit to the guiding voice of the Holy Spirit and to the word of God. Let the Holy Spirit help you in your struggles.
Do not miss Heaven because of DISOBEDIENCE !!!

 Monday 21st of June 2021

All For Good!

Joseph’s brothers saw him coming from far away. Before he reached them, they made a plan to kill him. They said to each other, “Here comes that dreamer. Let’s kill him and throw his body into one of the wells. We can tell our father that a wild animal killed him. Then we will see what will become of his dreams.”
Genesis 37 : 18‭ -‬ 20 NCV
Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
Genesis 50 : 19‭ -‬ 20 NKJV
The people who have hurt you will bow down to you; those who hated you will bow down at your feet. They will call you The City of the Lord, Jerusalem, city of the Holy One of Israel. “You have been hated and left empty with no one passing through.
But I will make you great from now on; you will be a place of happiness forever and ever.
Isaiah 60 : 14‭ -‬ 15 NCV
The Lord frustrates the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes. But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.
Psalms 33 : 10‭ -‬ 11 NLT
Satan through men may seek to deny you of the beautiful blessings on your life journey, they can try to delay it but can never thwart it. Even in the delays, God in His wisdom still turns things it around to get you to His destination as long as you stand with Him.
Your dreams and what people perceive you can end up becoming may be a source of heartache for envious persons. In their quest to ensure your dream doesn’t come to fruition, they do all manner of evil to set you back.
King Herod at his own time, killed many babies in the pursuit of killing of Jesus whose star spoke Kingship. You never can tell how many people at your work, place, neighbourhood, family, business etc feel threatened becausie of your glaring potential.
Hold on to your God given dreams and aspirations. The journey to their fulfilment may come with pain, betrayal, setbacks, ill treatment, scorn, cheating, hatred etc, but do not be disheartened. God will use even your enemies’ wicked thoughts and plans to propel you forward. Your dreams are in the hands of God not in the hands of your detractors. Do not mind their words of humiliation and discouragement, it’s so because your dream is too big for them to handle. Why you and not them they ask?
Watch out! Same people will turn around and call you blessed, God will raise you to be a source of help to them in due course. Till then, stay focused on godliness and pleasing God first above all.
Work hard, walk in peace and love with all men.
Stay rooted in God’s words of promises, His words will never fail you!

Friday 19th of June 2021

The Capstone of Completion!

So Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came to the vineyards of Timnah. Now to his surprise, a young lion came roaring against him. And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done …..
After some time, when he returned to get her, he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion. And behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the carcass of the lion. He took some of it in his hands and went along, eating. When he came to his father and mother, he gave some to them, and they also ate. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey out of the carcass of the lion ….
So he said to them: “Out of the eater came something to eat, And out of the strong came something sweet.” Now for three days they could not explain the riddle.
Judges 14:5‭-‬6‭, ‬8‭-‬9‭, ‬14 NKJV
So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts. ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!” ’ ”
Zechariah 4 : 6‭ -‬ 7 NKJV
Have you stepped out to do God’s will?
Beloved, it’s the best decision one can ever make, it sets one shining on Destiny Road.
In view of this, remember Satan will never offer you a free pass to Go. He will always put an obstacle, something that would discourage you to give up or put fear in you to either mark time or turn back.
Strong Samson on his God given mission to set the Philistines up for God’s punishment had to face a lion. But By God’s grace, instead of being scared, he ripped into the lion and left the carcass for the bees.
After time had past, as they journeyed back home, behold the same lion that was meant to be a source of fear and hindrance had become over time as carcass, a bearer of honey, a source of sweetness.
Also, Zerubbabel was called to rebuild the temple but before him was a great mountain, signifying a great challenge. But the Word of God came to him, prophesying grace to overcome the challenge and put on the capstone. A capstone is always the last stone placed on a building signifying its completion. The amazing thing is, a capstone is a stone hewn out of a rock or mountain. So understand this, the completing capstone is also hewn out of the obstructing mountain, the very same problem.
Beloved, out of your obstacles and oppositions will come situations and things God will use to add joy and completion to your assignment and purpose in Christ, as you stay obedient to His will
Do not run from your challenges, face them for with the grace in Christ you will also overcome.
From your very oppositions, you will be positioned for Greatness! So Keep pushing and keep winning!

 Thursday 17th of June 2021

The Snare of The Fowler!

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
Psalms 91 : 3 NKJV
My eyes are always on the Lord, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.
Psalms 25:15 NLT
Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; The snare is broken, and we have escaped.
Psalms 124 : 7 NKJV
But people are tempted when their own evil desire leads them away and traps them.
James 1 : 14 NCV
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.”
Psalms 32 : 8‭ -‬ 9 NLT
Oh! How much Satan seeks to trap you down.
Satan is the fowler!
He sets his traps, puts different appealing seeds like a hunter will do as a bait. Satan uses money, jobs, cars, houses, relationships, fashion, etc as his baits.
His intention is to attract and wet your appetite with what your eyes see, your body feels and your heart craves for.
When we allow our lusts to lead us into this Satanic baits, we become entrapped and enslaved.
Satan is a wicked slave driver. He ensures the one caught up in his bait has no way of escaping. A Fowler can keep his birds as decorations or exhibition of his catch, he could use them for food or sell them for money. Whichever way, one in the Fowler’s snare is at the mercies of the Fowler.
There are many children of God who are entrapped in situations that do not allow them worship and serve the Lord wholeheartedly. Out of shame they stay back in the cages not knowing how to escape or even bothering to look for a way of escape.
The Lord God has the power to break open any Fowler’s trap or cage to set His children free.
Anyone who’s mistakenly or even out of carelessness been entrapped should call on the Lord for deliverance. Jehovah has promised to rescue us from the trap of our enemies. In His love He will deliver and set His people free to worship Him in truth.
We need be CAUTIOUS, but not afraid of traps and landmines laid on our way by evil agents to harm us. The Lord will guide us to pass over or pass by them under His watch.
If you’ve been caught in one, do not panic, call unto the Lord and He will set you free for sure.
From now on, stay ATTENTIVE and OBEDIENT to God’s instructions and Be Free!

 Wednesday 16th of June 2021

Envy Not The Wicked !

But as for me, I almost lost my footing. My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone. For I envied the proud when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness. They seem to live such painless lives; their bodies are so healthy and strong. They don’t have troubles like other people; they’re not plagued with problems like everyone else.
Psalms 73 : 2‭ -‬ 5 NLT
Don’t envy evil people or try to be friends with them. Their minds are always planning violence, and they always talk about making trouble.
Proverbs 24 : 1‭ -‬ 2 NCV
Don’t be upset because of evil people. Don’t be jealous of those who do wrong, because like the grass, they will soon dry up. Like green plants, they will soon die away.
Psalms 37 : 1‭ -‬ 2 NCV
Trust the Lord and do good. Live in the land and feed on truth. Enjoy serving the Lord, and he will give you what you want.
Psalms 37 : 3‭ -‬ 4 NCV
Are there those who respect the Lord? He will point them to the best way. They will enjoy a good life, and their children will inherit the land.
Psalms 25 : 12‭ -‬ 13 NCV
Do you know life is not usually what it seems like outwardly?
Do you know the rich and mighty also cry within their quarters just like the poor and lowly?
One expects being a believer in Christ should make life on earth better, with all manner of earthly possessions. That’s a wonderful free pass wish, but it’s not necessarily so.
God endows each person with his blessings according to his plan and purpose to fulfill assignment.
Whether the assignment is huge or small as rated by man, there’s corresponding grace and resources to meet it, as one patiently walk in it.
Some believers wonder why the life of the wicked seem glamorous, comfortable, prosperous and pain free even in their ungodliness. IT IS NOT SO!
God who sees every heart and act of the wicked, has asked His children not to envy or desire to have their lifestyle, for it’s an abomination to Him.
Instead the Lord has promised to direct those who walk in His fear, in His truth, obeying, serving and holding unto Him, to the best way where they will enjoy His good life for them and their children.
Jehovah desires to prosper the work of your hands, and also give you His peace to enjoy the blessings thereof, so be patient and wait in your diligence !
Child of God, You have the better life! In your time of need God provides, with your little he multiplies, and even gives you the hope of a better future with Him.
The wicked with all the wealth has no peace and inner joy, always living in fear inspite of his host of security. Then one day, he is gone, lost out with God!
Is that the life you envy and desire to have?
Be content with what God has given you here on earth, ask and He will supply even more, but stay connected to Him and His righteousness! Envy none!
Listen! Heaven’s the ULTIMATE win, So Win Big!

 Tuesday 15 of June 2021

Food, Drink And Clothes Worries!

“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Matthew 6 : 31‭ -‬ 33 NLT
Worry! worry! worry!
It’s one active word the Lord would have us delete from our lives. When we are mentally troubled or concerned over what is happening or could happen, we are put in a state where God is not happy with us.
Worry gives a footstool to Satan to paint pictures of fear, sicknesses, shame and all manner of losses.
Worrying is negative and creates an atmosphere of doubt and unbelief which excites and empowers Satan.
The good Lord knows Satan’s tricks and desires, for he fights to seize our minds, but the Lord COMMANDS us not to give in to worrying.
Listen it doesn’t matter what Satan is whispering to your ears, it doesn’t matter how ugly and hopeless the situation has become. It doesn’t matter what the bank account is reading, it doesn’t matter how empty the shelves and fridges are in your home, it doesn’t matter that the wedding is so close and you do not have an outfit yet. It doesn’t matter
Whatever that alerting voice is uttering, be reminded that every voice is subject to the voice of Jehovah And Jehovah Almighty says, do not worry!
Listen! He says, these worries dominate the hearts of unbelievers. Do you know why? Because they are UNBELIEVERS, not born after the Spirit of God!
But you are a child of God, a BELIEVER in the mercy and grace of God. A believer in the love and faithfulness of God. If Jehovah didn’t spare the life of Jesus Christ for you, is it food, drink, clothes, jobs, children or even money that will be a big deal?
Beloved, Jehovah ALREADY knows all that you need and is able to fix them, but do you know what He needs and desires of you?
He desires you put your foot down and begin to live righteously, putting His Kingdom first above your food, drink, clothes, job, children, money etc.
He knows when your heart truly shifts from the secondary things to the primary/basic reason of your existence; which is the Kingdom of God.
Stop worrying! God’s ready to give you everything you need, just be ready to receive them by causing your heart to desire above all else His Kingdom and its righteousness. Stop worrying! Adjust your heart!

Monday 14th of June 2021

Move On To Canaan!

And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran and dwelt there. So the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran.
Genesis 11 : 31‭ -‬ 32 NKJV
Then the Lord told him, “I am the Lord who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as your possession.”
Genesis 15 : 7 NLT
Now [in Haran] the Lord had said to Abram, “Go away from your country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house, To the land which I will show you; And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you [abundantly], And make your name great (exalted, distinguished); And you shall be a blessing [a source of great good to others];
Genesis 12 : 1‭ -‬ 2 AMP
So Abram left Haran as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. At this time Abram was 75 years old. He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, and everything they owned, …They set out from Haran, planning to go to the land of Canaan, …
Genesis 12 : 4‭ -‬ 5 NCV
God had led Abraham to leave His country home and relatives in Ur of the Chaldeans to Canaan wherein He had planned to bless him..
Couldn’t God have blessed him in his homeland?
Abraham’s ancestors, right from Terah were worshippers of other gods.
God chose to lead Abraham out of idolatry. His father, Terah knew their destination was Canaan but by the reason of choice settled in Haran and died there. Since God had not finished with Abraham, He still moved him out of the Haran settlement onward to Canaan.
Canaan represents our righteous destiny in Christ, where God has planned out His blessings for our possession.
Many of us as children of God may not need to move physically from our homelands and relatives, but God is asking us to move spiritually away from those inherited ungodly cultures and lifestyles which are contrary to our new life in Christ.
There are things we may be doing which God frowns at, but by birth or chance of association we’ve become accustomed to them as ways of life, but God is asking us to move away from them.
Some of us may have moved away from the GLARING sinful lifestyles (likened to Chaldeans) but there are yet some little sins (likened to Haran) which have kept us away from moving forward and experiencing the good life of Canaan.
We must let go of all the bitterness, envy, lust, worry, depression, fear, unbelief etc that Haran represents in our lives and move forward.
Beloved your godly possessions are in the Canaan of God (in righteousness), don’t be held back in the ungodly Haran.
Today, Rise up and move on to your higher calling and places in Christ.

 Friday 11th of June 2021

Let Go and Let God!

Even if I walk through a very dark valley, I will not be afraid, because you are with me. Your rod and your shepherd’s staff comfort me.
Psalms 23 : 4 NCV
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
Isaiah 43 : 2 NLT
Let the whole world bless our God and loudly sing his praises. Our lives are in his hands, and he keeps our feet from stumbling.
Psalms 66 : 8‭ -‬ 9 NLT
If the Lord doesn’t build the house, the builders are working for nothing. If the Lord doesn’t guard the city, the guards are watching for nothing.
Psalms 127 : 1 NCV
No, the Lord is all I need.
He takes care of me. My share in life has been pleasant; my part has been beautiful. I praise the Lord because he advises me. Even at night, I feel his leading.
Psalms 16 : 5‭ -‬ 7 NCV
Do you know your life could have been worse?
No matter how unsatisfied you are with where you are and what you have, do you know somebody somewhere is praying their life would be like yours.
The blessings you despise in your life, someone else is begging God for them.
You maybe miserable because you do not have shoes or even the particular type you desire, do you not know someone without limbs is not bothered about shoes only craving for the legs and feet you have.
God has not promised us we would be without challenges or we would have a painless life on earth.
He has promised to be with us not if but when the challenges come. He has promised to give us what we need to serve Him better and live the best life He has apportioned us to live in godliness.
Always understand everyone’s best life is different, because it’s according to God’s plan and purpose for the individual.
We are able to appreciate and praise God in whatever our circumstance are only when we understand His good plans for us may not necessarily be what we by our own judgement perceive to be good and would allow.
God is Sovereign and knows what we need, when we need it and how much we need. He has promised to be with us through our challenges. He will lead us in our dark nights so we do not stumble.
Beloved, your life is in God’s hands, so let go and let God drive you to His next expected destination.
Be at peace!

 Thursday 10th of June 2021

Beloved Of God!

What are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor. You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority—
Psalms 8 : 4‭ -‬ 6 NLT
For thus says the Lord of hosts, “After glory He has sent Me against the nations which plunder you—for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.
Zechariah 2 : 8 AMP
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
Romans 8 : 31‭-‬ 32 NKJV
If anyone fiercely attacks you it will not be from Me. Whoever attacks you will fall because of you. No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; And every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn. This [peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And this is their vindication from Me,” says the Lord.
Isaiah 54 : 15‭, ‬17 AMP
It’s difficult to understand fully the kind and measure of love God has for the children He has created. It pleased Him to make us His family right here on earth just like He has His heavenly family with Him.
Satan is not happy God took His time to create us in His own image. He is not happy Jehovah is mindful of even the least things that happen to us.
Has Satan not tried to severe through the fall of Adam the beautiful relationship God intended to have with mankind?
In that great love, Christ still died to pay for the penalty of that fall, offering everyone that still desires to be part of God’s family the grand opportunity.
Satan fumes about it. He hates you, and will do all to stop you from enjoying the privileges that come with being an heir with Christ.
Beloved, you are very special to God. It’s not about your colour, beauty or body build, neither is it about your achievements, intelligence or eloquence. It’s just God showing His graciousness.
For this reason, we must not live as jokers and make light of our salvation through reckless living. When we do Satan takes the opportunity to tell God Jesus’ death was in vain. He mocks the cross because of our ungodly lifestyles. As God calls us SPECIAL and rises to DEFEND us, we must in turn live lives that befit Royalties of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Resolve to live to the praise of the Lord Most High!

 Wednesday 9th of June 2021

Jehovah, Our Security!

I will lift up my eyes to the hills [of Jerusalem]— From where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.
Psalms 121 : 1‭ -‬ 3 AMP
for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.
Proverbs 3:26 NLT
I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my glory [my innermost self] rejoices; My body too will dwell [confidently] in safety,
Psalms 16 : 8‭ -‬ 9 AMP
The Psalmist, David found his security in God.
Had it not been for the Lord the bears and lions would have ripped life out of him when he was tending his father’s sheep.
Was it not same God that delivered him and Israel from Goliath? Without the influence of Jehovah, the Man of War, what could a sling and stones do to a warrior with notable victories in war.
A man’s confidence will always lie where or in what he sees as his sure security. He will always expect his help from that quarter.
Many look up to their doctors for healing, their banks for financial help, their certificates for good jobs, their human connections for great positions and contracts, their marriages for love and fulfillment etc. But we must understand that none of these avenue can yield what we desire without God’s engagement.
Look many have not found love in marriage, fulfillment in their carriers, great jobs with their certificates etc.
The ultimate giver of love, support and all we seek is God. When we sincerely look up to Him and our ways please Him according to His plans for us, He sets up vessels of His use to meet our needs.
When Jehovah becomes your security, undoubtedly your heart will dwell on Him and your eyes will look up to him and not unto any other source.
Only then will you be sure no matter what happens, your feet will not be moved because His eyes are fixated on you.
Beloved, set the Lord continually before you, remove every other anchor, for all others are but sinking sand.
May your eyes always look up to Him, as your heart rejoices in the God of your salvation, who remains ever faithful and loving to His own!

 Tuesday 8th of June 2021

Come To Mount Zion!

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised In the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, Is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, The city of the great King.
Psalm 48 : 1‭ -‬ 2 KJV
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
Hebrews 12 : 22‭ -‬ 24 NKJV
You people who live on Mount Zion in Jerusalem will not cry anymore. The Lord will hear your crying, and he will comfort you. When he hears you, he will help you.
Isaiah 30 : 19 NCV
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
Psalms 16 : 11 AMP
Mount Zion happens to be a physical high mountain on which the city of Jerusalem sits, dedicated to the Lord Most High, but there is also the spiritual Mount Zion which sits the Heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God wherein every child of God has a free pass to enter.
When we are overwhelmed, the best place to run to is this spiritual city of God, right into His presence.
In the presence of God, the judge of all is the liberty to be yourself, to cry out and lay before Him every thing that bothers you.
Even before you open your mouth He knows, but still waits for you to come like His beloved baby, leaning on the father’s bosom saying it as it feels.
God promises as you open up to Him, He will comfort and help you, He will ensure you cry no more. There’s no better place to find solace, comfort and protection like on Mount Zion.
People who have found their dwelling in the presence of God, are filled with joy because they are always connected to the Father.
They rejoice not because the World has stopped bugging them with problems, but because they have the mind of Christ and live daily by faith in Him.
The Lord is calling you up to His Holy mountain, just you and Him, that He may comfort and help you in your struggles. Step up and enjoy the presence of your loving Father who beckons you to come.

 Monday 7th of June 2021

Jesus, The Only Way!

The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book. But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.
John 20 : 30‭ -‬ 31 NLT
Since I myself have studied everything carefully from the beginning, most excellent Theophilus, it seemed good for me to write it out for you. I arranged it in order, to help you know that what you have been taught is true.
Luke 1 : 3‭ -‬ 4 NCV
One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out. (This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account. He speaks the truth so that you also may continue to believe.)
John 19 : 34‭ -‬ 35 NLT
Jesus replied, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.” So the rumor spread among the community of believers that this disciple wouldn’t die. But that isn’t what Jesus said at all. He only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?” This disciple is the one who testifies to these events and has recorded them here. And we know that his account of these things is accurate.
John 21 : 22‭ -‬ 24 NLT
Beloved, are you CERTAIN that Jesus of Nazareth whom you proclaim as your Lord and Saviour is indeed, the Son of God and the Messiah of mankind?
You need to be sure you know in whom you have believed before Satan unleashes the world with its false Christ.
You need to be acquainted with the Words and nature of Jesus before His words become fully twisted to accommodate all the lies and false narratives of the Antichrist.
Do you know the scriptures are already being doctored to change certain narratives? And many believers are beginning to be swerved, if God doesn’t help the church even His elect will be deceived.
The good news is there will always be a remnant of God preserved. These will stand strong, and refuse to bow to the deception that’s beginning to unfold.
Where one’s heart truly lies will determine how far one will be willing to go.
Today, Understand that the Word of God is TRUTH and His Spirit is available to help you through every challenge.
Stay determined therefore, in God’s grace to be counted in among the REMNANT left standing for Christ.
Be courageous! Your Jesus Christ is the TRUTH and the ONLY WAY to eternity with the Heavenly Father!

 Friday 4th of June 2021

The Cost Of Obedience!

I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word.
Psalms 119 : 101 NKJV
I have refused to walk on any evil path, so that I may remain obedient to your word.
Psalms 119 : 101 NLT
I have avoided every evil way so I could obey your word.
Psalms 119 : 101 NCV
What does keeping the Word of God mean to you?
How much does it mean to you to walk in obedience to Christ?
Many desire to walk in the Word of God, and so many admire those that seem to walk and live by it, but only a few pay the price to actually live a lifestyle governed by the Word of God.
David throws a light on what he had to do to remain obedient to God’s Word.
He was a man known to be after God’s own heart, so to please God meant walking in His precepts.
For David who had made his own mistakes, it was a matter of choice!
It was either to obey God or not to obey Him!
So what did such obedience mean to David?
Obedience meant RESTRAINING himself from all the things he would ordinarily have loved to do that were contrary and non beneficial in his quest to live a life of obedience to God.
To David, Obedience meant REFUSING to walk on an evil path. If any path SMELT evil, not withstanding the gains or how popular the path was, David refused to walk on it. He learnt to say No to pressure, when he needed to say it.
Obedience meant AVOIDING every evil way. David would not attempt to go near a path that was evil and didn’t seem alright. He was not even going to take a chance perhaps it wasn’t as evil as it looked from far.
Learning from David, our obedience to God is also a choice and no inbetween.
It takes a strong conviction that obedience to God’s word is worth living and dying for. And also the determination to give up any and every object of temptation that stands in the way.
Child of God, what does it mean for us then?
Like it was for David, it would also mean, restraining our feet from the path of disobedience, refusing to entertain sin and all appearances of evil, and avoiding sin and disobedience like a plague of leprosy.
When we determine to achieve things in the circular world, we do all it takes, giving ourselves, resources and time. Would it be said to be same in our pursuit of heavenly goals?
Being a new creation in Christ means living a new life governed by the Word of God.
So now what things have you chosen to refuse, avoid or restrain yourself from to ensure you live in TOTAL obedience to the Word of God? Think!!!

 Thursday 3rd of June 2021

Follow The Light!

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”
John 8 : 12 NLT
The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.
Proverbs 4 : 18 NLT
Light arises in the darkness for the upright, gracious, compassionate, and just [who are in right standing with God)
Psalm 112 : 4 AMPC
Light shines on those who do right; joy belongs to those who are honest.
Psalms 97:11 NCV
You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light [of God’s favor] shall shine upon your ways.
Job 22 : 28 AMPC
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
Psalms 119 : 105 NKJV
Darkness is the absence of light!
When the earth in its rotation turns away from the light of the sun, we experience night time.
Similarly, God is our light, when we turn away from His light, or the light of His presence night comes into our life, and we experience the darkness that comes with it.
Again, Jesus is the Sun of righteousness that lightens our hearts and ways.
As we draw close to the Sun of righteousness, we would not walk in darkness for His glory lightens our path.
The Word of God is light!
It is impossible therefore for anyone who has turned away from God’s word, neglecting and making light of it not to walk in darkness, fulfilling its works.
So the more one turns away from walking in the word of God, the more sin is indulged.
But the closer one draws to the Lord, the brighter the path, the more the ability to see clearly to walk in truth and obedience.
Drawing closer to God not just in public eye but in our closet causes us to change from glory to glory, with our hearts filled with His Word and our mouth speaking aright.
It’s in this closeness with God we decree things and they are established, because we speak the mind of Christ and His favour surrounds us.
The Lord is therefore, calling you to FOLLOW obediently in His light, WALK AWAY from every deed of darkness and live in His abundant life!

 Wednesday 2nd of June 2021

The Epistle of Christ!

When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures. The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written:
Luke 4 : 16‭ -‬ 17 NLT
“But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
Jeremiah 31 : 33 NLT
You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ sent through us. This letter is not written with ink but with the Spirit of the living God. It is not written on stone tablets but on human hearts.
2 Corinthians 3 : 2‭ -‬ 3 NCV
In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5 : 16 NCV
In those days of Jesus, the Words of God were read out from the scrolls. People would go into the temple to listen to the scriptures read out.
These days, God’s word is no longer limited to scrolls. They are found in prints and in other forms.
Although it can be said to be accessible to all now, there are some people on their own due to religion, position or disposition who will not willingly, read, listen or watch anything to do with the Word of God.
But God has made a provision to take care of that through you.
You are God’s epistle of Salvation written by Christ to be read by all men. When men come in contact with you, they see and read through your life God’s love, kindness, mercy, grace, truth, His nature etc.
Your life becomes a translation of God’s word, the living scroll on which His Word is written, available to be read by every man, woman or child of any race or religion, God allows your way.
What must you do then?
You must understand your life maybe the best translation many may ever see to read and the only translation some may ever read.
In view of this, you must live in such a way not to misrepresent Christ, therefore let the light of God shine through your clearly that men will see your good works and praise your Father in heaven.
You are God’s bill board, His sign post, directing men on the eternal path.
So stand tall, strong and shining out eligibly to be read correctly to the praise of our Saviour Jesus!

Tuesday 1st of June 2021

Common Temptations!

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.
1 Corinthians 10 : 13 NLT
God even knows how many hairs are on your head. So don’t be afraid. You are worth much more than many sparrows.
Matthew 10 : 30‭ -‬ 31 NCV
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.
Psalms 23 : 4 NLT
When trials and temptations get heated up in one’s life, it could feel like never has anything as such happened before. One could begin to ask, ‘Why is my own different?’
Yes, beloved, it could feel different to you from what you may think your friend or neighbour could be going through, but the truth is, there’s no temptation that is strange or uncommon to man.
If there be any consolation, understand that somebody somewhere is going through or has gone through the same situation or even through worse situations.
To remind you that someone else maybe going through something worse off doesn’t make yours light or incognito, but it’s to assure you that even in your situation the mercies of God stands tall.
The mercies of God will never allow any circumstance much more that you can bear around you. If you couldn’t bear it, God wouldn’t even allow it come your way.
In His faithfulness, He will create a way of escape and yet walk close beside you, protecting and comforting you.
What do you do in your challenges?
Remember that Jehovah is aware of what you are going through, He can and will fix it as you keep holding on. So do not cast away your confidence in Him.
Imagine when the Lord knows the number of hairs on your head and able to tell when each strand falls out, does He not then know what you are going through, the intensity of the challenge and the way out of it.
Be assured, He that that knows the way out has made a way too. Only patiently walk with Him, while He leads you out having seen you are where He wants you to be in your thinking, learnt His lesson, been prepared enough for what’s ahead and character built up the more to be Christ like.
Beloved, hold on! Your challenges will pass, and a peaceful turnaround will come!

Monday 31st of May 2021

Chastisement or Blessings!

My child, do not reject the Lord’s discipline, and don’t get angry when he corrects you. The Lord corrects those he loves, just as parents correct the child they delight in.
Proverbs 3 : 11‭ -‬ 12 NCV
If you do not punish your children, you don’t love them, but if you love your children, you will correct them.
Proverbs 13 : 24 NCV
You have forgotten the encouraging words that call you his children: “My child, don’t think the Lord’s discipline is worth nothing, and don’t stop trying when he corrects you. The Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as his child.” So hold on through your sufferings, because they are like a father’s discipline. God is treating you as children. All children are disciplined by their fathers. If you are never disciplined (and every child must be disciplined), you are not true children. We have all had fathers here on earth who disciplined us, and we respected them. So it is even more important that we accept discipline from the Father of our spirits so we will have life. Our fathers on earth disciplined us for a short time in the way they thought was best. But God disciplines us to help us, so we can become holy as he is. We do not enjoy being disciplined. It is painful at the time, but later, after we have learned from it, we have peace, because we start living in the right way.
Hebrews 12 : 5‭ -‬ 11 NCV
“The one whom God corrects is happy, so do not hate being corrected by the Almighty. God hurts, but he also bandages up; he injures, but his hands also heal.
Job 5 : 17‭ -‬ 18 NCV
Are you feeling the heavy arm of God’s correction? Don’t think it’s wasteful, it’s brings your heart and body to a place of submission, wherein you begin to live in the right way.
God doesn’t just wake up to discipline us. Many corrections and rebukes from God’s word and from people around us would have passed before our insistent disobedience would invite His discipline.
His discipline may mean total stripping off of that which makes us proud and over confident, it could mean failure, it could bring shame, it also could mean eating a hated humble pie etc.
Getting angry and stubborn when corrected only delays change, and keeps us marking time.
The best attitude is to listen to God’s instruction, admit any wrong, repent from it and begin to pursue the right. When we ask God sincerely to help us change and submit to His instructions, He does help.
Note: Obedience to God keeps His chastisement away, but draws His promotions and blessings!
Which do you prefer? His Chastisement or Promotions? Obey therefore

Friday 28th of May 2021

Cut Off All Hindrances!

If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— where ‘Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.’ And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— where ‘Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched.’ And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire— where ‘Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.’
Mark 9 : 43‭ -‬ 48 NKJV
So put all evil things out of your life: sexual sinning, doing evil, letting evil thoughts control you, wanting things that are evil, and greed. This is really serving a false god. These things make God angry.
Colossians 3 : 5‭ -‬ 6 NCV
Therefore if you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, sharing in His resurrection from the dead], keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value].
Colossians 3 : 1‭ -‬ 2 AMP
Did God not create all the essential parts of our body to help us live effective lives here on earth, yet he says we should cut them off instead of letting them ruin our lives or stop us from making heaven.
Listen God’s blessings in your life if not managed well and put in it’s place can cause you heaven, so also will other things not properly checked and put in subjection to your love for God.
There’s nothing on earth you can’t live without! Listen, somebody somewhere is already living so.
Do not let friends, family, career, or your personal lust, desire or ambition cause you heaven.
When you give whatever up for heaven, be sure God will keep you in His grace and faithfulness.
Nothing here on earth worths the mortgaging of your future. Not even marriage, children, houses, cars etc. All you hold dear on earth is bound to either leave you or you leave them one day on this earth, but your life is only secured in God through Christ.
Do you know many people cut off alcohol, smoking, caffeine, sugar, salt, processed meat and oil, etc because the doctor has warned that those could cost them their lives here on earth. What of you?
Would you cut off anything and anyone that poses to cost you your walk with God, meaning eternity?
Please stay focused on eternity and spare nothing!

Thursday 27th of May 2021

The Name of Jesus!

So they called Peter and John in again and told them not to speak or to teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, “You decide what God would want. Should we obey you or God? We cannot keep quiet. We must speak about what we have seen and heard.”
Acts 4 : 18‭ -‬ 20 NCV
Jesus is ‘the stone that you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Jesus is the only One who can save people. No one else in the world is able to save us.”
Acts 4 : 11‭ -‬ 12 NCV
Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Philippians 2 : 9‭ -‬ 10 NLT
And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Mark 16 : 17‭ -‬ 18 NKJV
There’s something about the name of Jesus that terrifies the entire World, both human and non human entities.
That same thing that terrifies them is that which should excite the children of The Most High God.
There’s absolute dynamic power in that name!
The world is ready to hear every religion speak about their prophets, leaders and their sacred writings, but once the name Jesus Christ, or the word of God is uttered, demons are offended and men get agitated, for the Word of God is light. Again, the Word of God spoken in faith emits unseen spiritual light that lightens darkened hearts, and sets captured minds free.
Jehovah, the Father of our Lord Jesus, whom we serve is REAL, LIVING and full of POWER.
The disciples of old were forbidden to speak in the name of Jesus. In this present generation Christians are subtly forbidden to speak to people about Jesus, or pray in His name, or wear a cross or any christian symbol that points to Jesus in the Work places. But it’s okay and allowed for people to wear a tattoo of hell, T-shirts of hell, fly colours of every other group, but not one that brings the light and truth of Jesus.
What did the disciples of old do? They chose to obey God! Yes, they were beaten, sent to Prison and were even killed. But it’s MOST HONOURABLE to go through all that for the sake of Jesus, than to stay COWARDLY SAFE obeying all laws but not God’s.
You have the power to affect the World. Choose whom you will serve, obey and carry His banner!
Jesus, Satan, Government, Political correctness, Fear or courage? Which one is it? Choose wisely!

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

Be Not A Hired Hand!

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep. A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to him and he isn’t their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock. The hired hand runs away because he’s working only for the money and doesn’t really care about the sheep. “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me, just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep.
John 10 : 11‭ -‬ 15 NLT
And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”
Luke 2 : 49 NKJV
God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing.
Ephesians 2 : 10 NCV
For a wide door of opportunity for effectual [service] has opened to me [there, a great and promising one], and [there are] many adversaries.
1 Corinthians 16 : 9 AMPC
Why do you do what you do for God and for His Kingdom?
Do you see yourself as just a hired hand or one going about his father’s business.
Jesus saw the kingdom business as His Father’s business, that’s why He faced every opposition without running away, turning back or regretting His commitment to the assignment He was born to bear.
A hired hand is one not committed to the Kingdom business, always ready to check out at the nearest exit, once pressure, hardship, opposition or persecution surfaces.
We may not all be leaders of God’s flock, but the Lord has equally committed good works regarding His Kingdom into our hands, not as hired hands but as His sons and daughters, who can go about our Father’s business responsibly.
Faithfulness is therefore expected, not because of any gain or additional blessings, but because we are convicted and see it as our God given responsibility.
Our heavenly Father also expects our determined COMMITMENT and CARE to His course.
When one TRULY cares about God and His Kingdom, passion and commitment would not be forced or demanded from the individual, but he or she will run on as unto God not looking for gains, applause, or any form of escapism.
How are you attending to the work you were born to do, which spells the essence of your existence?
Are you feeling unconcerned, working like a hired hand or like a Son conscious of His Father’s business?
May Jesus truly finds you busy and Faithful in His vineyard at His return!

Monday 24th of May 2021

The Sovereign and Wise God!

Who else has held the oceans in his hand? Who has measured off the heavens with his fingers? Who else knows the weight of the earth or has weighed the mountains and hills on a scale?
Who is able to advise the Spirit of the Lord?
Who knows enough to give him advice or teach him? Has the Lord ever needed anyone’s advice? Does he need instruction about what is good? Did someone teach him what is right or show him the path of justice?
Isaiah 40 : 12‭ -‬ 14 NLT
“What sorrow awaits those who argue with their Creator. Does a clay pot argue with its maker? Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying, ‘Stop, you’re doing it wrong!’ Does the pot exclaim, ‘How clumsy can you be?’
Isaiah 45 : 9 NLT
Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping—believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, “That’s how many descendants you will have!” Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.
Romans 4:18‭, ‬20‭-‬21 NLT
God CANNOT be put in a strait jacket, for He works in many ways, His wonders to perform.
When men do not understand or can’t figure out what God is doing and why He has decided to move contrary to our quick fix expectations, complaints and harsh doubtful words will be flying in the atmosphere as if God is a man.
In everything He does, He ensures man would have no ground to steal His glory, but unquestionably would lift up Holy hands giving thanks for His wonderful works.
We are not to fret, get worked up or discouraged because of delays and disappointments we are experiencing, especially when God has promised to intervene in our lives. No one can counsel or push God to do something.
He is Jehovah, and He has it all worked out before Him, following each step at a time as He pleases.
The situation in your life may seem disjointed, hopeless and irreparable. Listen! The Potter knows how to remould and put you back into His expected shape.
Right now, you may not see the reason to keep holding unto the promises of God, but do just what Abraham did. Hope against hope, doubt every doubt while you believe in God’s ability to rise against every odd in your life. Jehovah, who alone is the Sovereign Lord will bring to pass every promise of His in your life, so be not shaken!

Friday 21st of May 2021

Jehova Knows And Cares!

People of Jacob, why do you complain? People of Israel, why do you say, “The Lord does not see what happens to me; he does not care if I am treated fairly”?
Surely you know. Surely you have heard. The Lord is the God who lives forever, who created all the world. He does not become tired or need to rest. No one can understand how great his wisdom is.
He gives strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak. Even children become tired and need to rest, and young people trip and fall.
But the people who trust the Lord will become strong again. They will rise up as an eagle in the sky; they will run and not need rest; they will walk and not become tired.
Isaiah 40 : 27‭ -‬ 31 NCV
Beloved, Jehovah sees and has seen what you are going through. He sees your pain, hurts and fears. He has seen every drop of tear in your closet.
Jehovah truly cares about you!
You may think, ‘If He does, how come He hasn’t answered your prayers, or changed your situation or even killed that enemy that has so cheated you?’
You may still think, ‘If He cared, why did Heallow things to get so bad? He didn’t heal your child, spouse, parent or sibling? He let them die. He watched and let you lose your house or your job.
He didn’t rise up to your defence in the law court, so your false accuser and enemy got away with their evil action, while your were penalized.
Yes, all the above may have happened, but it still doesn’t mean God is neither watching nor caring for you. Jehovah does care and His Words surely Stands!
Remember, He sits in heaven, and has made the earth His footstool, so He sees every move and thought from afar. He knows how all will come together. When He rises to judge, to fix and defend His own, everyone praises Him because of His justice and long suffering.
Jesus delayed when Lazarus was sick, He allowed Him to die and be buried, so that He will show forth His glory through His resurrection.
The glorious Miracle in your life is not in you never dying, never was cheated, or abused, or abandoned, never lost a job or once never failed! The great testimony is the aftermath. Your resurrection from your down and lowly state. Your New turnaround!
Jehovah will cause you to become strong again, rise again, and shine again. All you need to do is, Keep trusting His wisdom. Always Remember He loves and Cares, so in His best time you will testify again!

Thursday 20th of May 2021

Our lifetime is seventy years or, if we are strong, eighty years. But the years are full of hard work and pain. They pass quickly, and then we are gone. Teach us how short our lives really are so that we may be wise.
Psalms 90 : 10‭, ‬12 NCV
Use every chance you have for doing good, because these are evil times.
Ephesians 5 : 16 NCV
We are workers together with God, so we beg you: Do not let the grace that you received from God be for nothing.
2 Corinthians 6 : 1 NCV
Be wise in the way you act with people who are not believers, making the most of every opportunity.
Colossians 4 : 5 NCV
Living for seventy to one hundred and twenty years may sound like a long time on earth, but do you know it’s only a little fraction of years out of God’s eternity?
Do you know how many years eternity represents in number? So think of one hundred and twenty years out of it. Beloved, the time you are graced to spend on earth is only a very very tiny fraction of eternity, it can be said to be one-eternitieth.
If your life is only one-eternitieth of God’s eternity, can you not see your life is to be treasured and your time well spent?
Do you know how expensive rare gems or pictures are? Do you know how secured and well preserved they are? And honestly, you don’t find rare artefacts in every house, they are kept encased securely in Museums, under surveillance.
Your God given life time is infinitely rare.
It is a once-in-eternity moment opportunity, to live for and represent the Kingdom of heaven here on earth.
Therefore, you must treasure every moment, hour and day. You must seek to fulfill PURPOSE, the very reason you have been graced with your many years.
You are here to SEEK FIRSTLY, God’s Kingdom and His righteousness and nothing More!
As you step out to faithfully do so, every other nice blessing you may need will be given to you by God.
Because God is a God of purpose and not a time waster or a bad investor, He will require us to account for the many opportuned years He has given us wherever He has positioned us.
We must therefore, begin to use our time wisely, making use of every opportunity to do God’s will. The day of return and reckoning is ahead of each of us, let us be ready. Are you ready to meet with the Lord in ETERNITY? The Clock is ticking, be prepared!

Wednesday 19th of May 2021

 The Battle Is Of The Lord !

He said, “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
2 Chronicles 20 : 15 NLT
Who can snatch the plunder of war from the hands of a warrior? Who can demand that a tyrant let his captives go? But the Lord says, “The captives of warriors will be released, and the plunder of tyrants will be retrieved. For I will fight those who fight you, and I will save your children.
Isaiah 49 : 24‭ -‬ 25 NLT
And everyone assembled here will know that the Lord rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the Lord ’s battle, and he will give you to us!”
1 Samuel 17 : 47 NLT
I do not trust in my bow; I do not count on my sword to save me. You are the one who gives us victory over our enemies; you disgrace those who hate us. O God, we give glory to you all day long and constantly praise your name.
Psalms 44 : 6‭ -‬ 8 NLT
Are you at a point where all the odds are against you? Have you looked at your situation and whispered it is hopeless? Is the challenge much bigger than you can wriggle out in peace without loses and damages?
Have you not thought the best thing is to let things just be, not because you are expecting a quick turnaround or a positive outcome, but because you have given up?
Listen child of God, Your God is bigger than any mountain that scares you to climb, even in the darkest hopeless situation, His light permeates. When man’s impossibility card flashes, God’s possibility card checkmates.
Stop worrying, only your persistent belief will cause lhe King of Glory to arise, and every gate of opposition and hopelessness will be lifted.
Beloved, this is not your battle! You can’t fix it! God doesn’t need your human reasoning or help to do this. Stand back and you will see Jehovah beat the enemies hands down bringing the spoil to you.
All those that said No to you will begin to apologise. Those that refused to favour you will lose out. Those that sat on your promotions will be unseated. Those that wickedly said, ‘Over their dead body’ will receive a hearse farewell.
Do not allow your present hardship or troubles discourage you. Your Heavenly Father will battle on your behalf and give you the victory. He will disgrace whatever it is that troubles your peace.
The battle is the Lord’s! Stand strong in your hope and be expectant of the blowing wind of change!

Tuesday 18th of May 2021

A Sign and a Wonder!

“Nazareth!” exclaimed Nathanael. “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” “Come and see for yourself,” Philip replied.
John 1 : 46 NLT
I am here, and with me are the children the Lord has given me. We are signs and proofs for the people of Israel from the Lord All-Powerful, who lives on Mount Zion.
Isaiah 8 : 18 NCV
I say this because I know what I am planning for you,” says the Lord . “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future.
Jeremiah 29 : 11 NCV
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord , And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand.
Psalms 37 : 23‭ -‬ 24 NKJV
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.
Proverbs 24 : 16 NLT
Have men judged you based on where you are right now, in your fallen state, in the shadow of what you are yet to be? If yes, they have missed it big time!
Soon, they will watch and behold God’s transformation in your life.
Nazareth, in the time of Jesus, was not a significant town, yet it was where Messaiah, the Mighty One of Israel lived and grew up.
Every big tree started with a tiny seed. Inside that tiny seed is the big tree even though it never appears in the sturdy form and big size it would later grow into.
It would take a lot of days, years, rainfall, sunshine, heat and even wind for it to sprout, shoot out, blossom, flower and then bear fruit.
Many ants, flying insects and little creeping animals would have perched or climbed on the blossoming plant before it becomes a gigantic tree. All these happen to be part of the growing process.
Whatever you are going through in your life is part of your forming process.
Your age doesn’t define or limit you, because Psalm 92 : 14 says, ‘They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing.’
Even if you have made a mistake or failed before, it is a learning curve. God helps the righteous to rise up from their fallen state and put them on the rock to stand.
God has not finished with you. Be patient as He dots all your I’s and crosses all your T’s. People will never understand your building process because you are a WONDER and a SIGN in the hands of God.
So do not call yourself what God hasn’t called you! Look forward to what is yet to come, for indeed it is GREATER and God will mount you on His pedestal!

Monday 17th of May 2021

God Of Restoration!

When the Lord brought the prisoners back to Jerusalem, it seemed as if we were dreaming. Then we were filled with laughter, and we sang happy songs. Then the other nations said, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, and we are very glad.
Psalms 126 : 1‭ -‬ 3 NCV
The Lord says, “I will give you back what you lost to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts, the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts. It was I who sent this great destroying army against you. Once again you will have all the food you want, and you will praise the Lord your God, who does these miracles for you. Never again will my people be disgraced.
Joel 2 : 25‭ -‬ 26 NLT
Jehovah is a God of restoration! There’s no situation He can’t fix or put back into shape.
Sometimes through our stubbornness and disobedience we walk through doors we shouldn’t, into situations that leave us worse off.
We lose our jobs, businesses, houses, marriage and even our close walk with God.
Satan’s number one tactic is lies and deception!
He encourages us to do things that are wrong in secret, and lies to us we will not be caught. He says you can outsmart them, afterall other people are doing it, use those connections and hang out with so so and so.
At the end of satan’s secret prosperous quick fix is pain and calamity.
Child of God, perhaps you’ve found yourself there, or similarly in a downward spiralling situation, do not panic!
It’s time to go back to God and repent of your sin, disobedience or whatever the Holy Spirit leads you to do or say to your Heavenly Father.
Then turn around from that wrong direction and go back to continous fellowshipping with the Lord and obeying Him.
Patiently listen, hear and obey God’s instructions,.
Discard shame and walk with God one step at a time. As your heart stays on Him, He will gradually guide you in the new way to walk in, and pull the right godly association around you.
He will also allow your heart to be TRIED OVER AND OVER again establishing it in His grace.
The God who knows His thoughts and plans for you will if need be, use your experience from the bad to bring you to a platform of greater responsibility where you will help others not to fall.
But don’t be afraid! Jehovah will restore you as you learn obedience and grow in love towards Him.
Remember in your own strength you can’t prevail, so let go and Let God take charge and direct your path.

Friday 14th of May 2021

Reaping In Joy!

As Jesus looked up, he saw some rich people putting their gifts into the Temple money box. Then he saw a poor widow putting two small copper coins into the box. He said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow gave more than all those rich people. They gave only what they did not need. This woman is very poor, but she gave all she had to live on.”
Luke 21 : 1‭ -‬ 4 NCV
Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.
Psalms 126 : 5‭ -‬ 6 NLT
He will once again fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy. Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the home of the wicked will be destroyed.”
Job 8 : 21‭ -‬ 22 NLT
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
Galatians 6 : 9 NLT
Why was Jesus observing how much money people were putting in the temple box?
Remember people were giving unto God for the upkeep and the demands in God’s temple.
Before they even got out there to do both their public or secret giving, Jesus already knew how deep they had dipped into their savings. He knew if they could have done better than they did, or if it was just a callous giving, to fulfill all righteousness.
He rated their giving through the eyes of the All knowing God. Worldly men with unlimited sight and understanding could have applauded only those with mega-gifts, but Jesus said the poor widow who dropped only two copper coins stole the show. Why? She gave her All! The All that was left for her to live on, she had the heart to give it to God, without fear of what’s next, being a widow.
But the rest of the givers, gave what they didn’t need, that which didn’t affect their social life, their bank balance, their feeding, their day to day runs. Their’s wasn’t a sacrificial giving! What they gave to God cost them NOTHING!
Beloved, God sees every sacrifice we make for Him and His Kingdom, in the giving of our time and resources. He never leaves us without rewards! His rewards come at His right time, and the biggest will come at the end of the age.
Sacrificial giving can be challenging and painful, especially when it comes to digging deep down to the bottom. But it also exposes the state of our heart towards God our FIRST giver. When we give to God in tears, be sure we will come back in not only rejoicing, but with plenty!
Your giving is PERSONAL to God who SEES you and your left over, so dig deep like the widow woman!

Thursday 13th of May 2021

Always Unto The Lord!

And when Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table. But when His disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? For this fragrant oil might have been sold for much and given to the poor.” But when Jesus was aware of it, He said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a good work for Me. For you have the poor with you always, but Me you do not have always. For in pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she did it for My burial. Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.”
Matthew 26 : 6‭ -‬ 13 NKJV
Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
Matthew 22 : 37‭ -‬ 39 NKJV
And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him.
Colossians 3 : 17 AMPC
When you give (do good) to a person, do you see it as giving (doing it) unto God through the individual or just giving (doing it) unto the individual?
Many grudge in their giving or doings, because they do not see it as giving or doing it unto God.
Some find it hard to give offering in church, because in their heart they don’t see it as firstly giving to God but to the Pastor. Note God will never come down in person to receive your gifts. He receives it through the church, through the poor, the widowed, the imprisoned, the orphaned, the needy etc.
Many without good motives CHOOSE to rather do good or give to the poor and needy ALONE, but not to the church or to the work of God, like Judas, who disapproved of the expensive perfume poured at the feet of Jesus by the woman. Instead he suggested she should have sold it and given the money to the poor instead of using it on Jesus.
Who should come first in our heart of giving, Jesus or the poor? When our heart understands Jesus must be at the CORE of whatever we do, then our motives in doing or giving will be right.
We are to give to the poor and needy, but not as neglecting the Lord, His house or anything that has to do with Him. At every opportuned time, GIVE UNTO THE LORD by giving to His kingdom business, and also by giving to the poor and needy.
Whatever you do, remember to do it ALWAYS as unto the Lord and for the Lord, not grudgingly!

Wednesday 12 of May 2021

In Love With The Lord!

Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
Luke 2 : 36‭ -‬ 37 NKJV
The one thing I ask of the Lord — the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord ’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.
Psalms 27 : 4 NLT
I love your sanctuary, Lord, the place where your glorious presence dwells.
Psalms 26 : 8 NLT
Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.
Matthew 22 : 37‭ -‬ 38 NKJV
What was wrong with Prophetess Anna?
Was she a lazy woman? Couldn’t she have found other circular jobs than to dedicate her whole life to serve in the presence of God?
If she was in this present generation, wouldn’t she have been called names, such as Lazy without any ambition, Weird, Miserable, Not loveable or even Dejected.
No man would understand the chosen life of Anna, except that person whose heart is totally consumed by love, dedication and devotion to the Lord. If one’s heart doesn’t perceive that every earthly quest is only but second to the heavenly quest, and like Apostle Paul count all achievements as loss, (except knowing and living wholly for the Lord), then it will be difficult to appreciate Anna in truth.
Her act depicted her being in love with the Lord God!
Anyone deeply in love with another seeks to please the other, and makes out quality time to spend and be with the love of his life.
Anna wanted nothing more in life than to love and serve Yahweh, she left all that could have happened in her life or she could have gained, for her Lord.
We are called to love the Lord with ALL our HEART, and when we do, sacrificing both big and small things becomes easy and second nature.
How much IN LOVE are you with your Saviour, and how far are you willing to go for Him? Is there anything you can’t give or walk away from for His sake. Abraham laid Isaac, (his All) on the Altar of sacrifice. In obedience are you willing to lay down yours? The Lord seeks after your heart! When He truly OWNS your heart, then are you able to give Him any other thing! Today, surrender all ‘I AM’ to Him wholly!

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

Awake, Be Alert!

Then He came to His disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Matthew 26 : 45 NKJV
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8 NLT
This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living.
Romans 13 : 11‭ -‬ 12 NLT
But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”
Ephesians 5 : 13‭ -‬ 14 NLT
You sleep a little; you take a nap. You fold your hands and lie down to rest. So you will be as poor as if you had been robbed; you will have as little as if you had been held up.
Proverbs 6 : 10‭ -‬ 11 NCV
Are you awake and alert? How awake and alert are you? It is no joke, don’t let Satan catch you napping.
He will not only seek to steal from you, but ensure you are permanently in the state of slumber or comatose.
A man that is awake in Christ, walks cautiously in the wisdom of God, following the prompting of the Spirit of God. His spiritual state is not a place of compromise, he strives to stay in the Word and fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
Such a believer is not idle or full of words of excuses. He is active in the Kingdom, understanding he is called to do so faithfully, hoping to see his master and share in the glory beyond.
Remember it’s only when the good man is sleeping, the enemy goes in to sow bad seeds in his vineyard.
Do you think a man in a state of slumber or drowsiness will effectively drive out an intruder from his space? Of course not! For his weak flesh will hinder him. We need to stay spiritually alert, for the enemy of ours soul is prowling around, looking for that weak one to devour.
Look at the world events and you will see the night is far gone. Our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed, therefore, let’s put on the weapons for fighting in the light as we stop doing things that belong to darkness.
Strive to be awake always, refuse spiritual slumber!

Monday 10th of May 2021

Lust For Riches!

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs. But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.”
John 6 : 26‭ -‬ 27 NLT
Those who want to become rich bring temptation to themselves and are caught in a trap. They want many foolish and harmful things that ruin and destroy people. The love of money causes all kinds of evil. Some people have left the faith, because they wanted to get more money, but they have caused themselves much sorrow.
1 Timothy 6 : 9‭ -‬ 10 NCV
Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich; be wise enough to control yourself.
Proverbs 23:4 NCV
These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Matthew 6 : 32‭ -‬ 33 NLT
It is better to be poor and respect the Lord than to be wealthy and have much trouble.
Proverbs 15 : 16 NCV
What is it that drives your hardwork? Is it the strong desire to be rich, live like the rich and be counted among the wealthy? Or is it because you genuinely desire to be a conduit for God’s blessings?
If it’s the latter, then certainly in your present state, with even the little you have, your life should ALREADY reflect you are God’s conduit in your deeds not in talks.
It is not a sin to be rich, but the thought of getting rich by all means has consumed the heart of believers in Christ, that’s why unthinkable atrocities have become the order of the day in the household of faith.
We are exhorted not to wear ourselves out trying to get rich like the unbelievers do. Our heavenly Father,
who already knows everything we need promises to meet all our needs, as we seek His Kingdom above all else, living righteously.
Many believers have made very costly mistakes and have even left the faith because they couldn’t control themselves and their appetites for wealth.
Money is one of the least additions God gives, but eternal life with Christ is the greatest achievement!
It’s better to be poor here on earth and walk through heaven’s gate than miss eternity. Let’s check the state of our hearts and live Wisely today!

Friday 7th of May 2021

Remain Free And Forgiven!

And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”
Hebrews 8 : 12 NLT
He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.
Psalms 103 : 12 NLT
So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.
John 8 : 36 NLT
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
Galatians 5 : 1 NKJV
A fool who repeats his foolishness is like a dog that goes back to what it has thrown up.
Proverbs 26 : 11 NCV
When God says He has forgiven you and remembers your sin no more, do not think it is not so.
Men may choose to forgive and never forget, but God doesn’t revisit forgiven sins no matter how grave they are.
Satan is the one that is so quick to remind us of our past sins. He doesn’t only remind, but flashes the images on our mind to torment us.
He may lie that you are where you are because God is punishing you for your past sins.
Do not believe it! Satan is not the mouthpiece of God. He twists the scriptures to create fear and enslavement.
If you have sincerely repented and asked God for forgiveness, be assured you are forgiven, Q.E.D
Begin to walk in the newness of your relationship with God. Walk away from the old sinful habits.
Do you know Satan will do everything he can to take you back to your old life?
What do you do?
Resist him by all means! Walk away from the sources of your temptation. Don’t ever assume, you can handle it on your own. The old wise satan is cunny, manipulative and will take every chance.
So be determined and yield to the Holy Spirit for strength to never return to those old habits.
Returning to old sinful habits is likened to a dog returning to its vomit. Imagine such a sight!
Spiritually, that’s exactly the way it is, so do not allow Satan to drag you backwards.
Even when you slip or trip, don’t remain there, rise up, dust yourself and keep going.
Stand fast in the freedom you have received from Christ, no more compromising.
Keep your eyes on the prize while you take it one step at a time, living one day at a time in the grace of God. You are truly forgiven and free!

Thursday 6th of May 2021

Jehova Is More Than Able!

“I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?
Jeremiah 32 : 27 NLT
I will give him the key to the house of David—the highest position in the royal court. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them.
Isaiah 22 : 22 NLT
“Write this to the angel of the church in Philadelphia: “This is what the One who is holy and true, who holds the key of David, says. When he opens a door, no one can close it. And when he closes it, no one can open it.
Revelation 3 : 7 NCV
What he destroys cannot be rebuilt. When he puts someone in prison, there is no escape. If he holds back the rain, the earth becomes a desert. If he releases the waters, they flood the earth.
Job 12 : 14‭ -‬ 15 NLT
With God’s power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine.
Ephesians 3 : 20 NCV
As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disappointed.”
Romans 10 : 11 NCV
What do you seek? What is it that makes you sigh and shake your head, wondering if can be done?
Or asking when will it end or happen for me?
Reason it out, is there anything Jehovah can not do?
Whatever can be conceived or has ever or will ever cross the heart of man is not an impossibility before God.
It is only with God, the man Jonah, survived in the belly of a fish for three days, incapacitating the digestive enzymes in the stomach of the fish. An impossibility made possible.
No man can stand against the purposes of God in your life, as long as God is for and with you.
Jehovah is God above every other god or spirit being. His verdict overrules every demonic or man made pronouncements. He removes men and replaces them with whom He chooses. That’s why we are to fear no one nor any circumstance except God.
So don’t ever think what you desire from God is too complicated or hard for Him to unravel and fix.
Instead, ensure what you seek is also God’s desire for you, because even though all things may be permissible, it’s not all that are profitable and edifying. God is interested in your edification and not just your pleasure.
Be confident therefore, that whatever it is you have asked for is only the least God can do. May His hand of favour locate and establish your desire to His glory

Wednesday 5th of May 2021

Death Is A Profit!

To me the only important thing about living is Christ, and dying would be profit for me. If I continue living in my body, I will be able to work for the Lord. I do not know what to choose—living or dying. It is hard to choose between the two. I want to leave this life and be with Christ, which is much better,
Philippians 1 : 21‭ -‬ 23 NCV
You have this faith and love because of your hope, and what you hope for is kept safe for you in heaven. You learned about this hope when you heard the message about the truth, the Good News
Colossians 1 : 5 NCV
My life is being given as an offering to God, and the time has come for me to leave this life. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now, a crown is being held for me—a crown for being right with God. The Lord, the judge who judges rightly, will give the crown to me on that day—not only to me but to all those who have waited with love for him to come again.
2 Timothy 4 : 6‭ -‬ 8 NCV
We know that our body—the tent we live in here on earth—will be destroyed. But when that happens, God will have a house for us. It will not be a house made by human hands; instead, it will be a home in heaven that will last forever.
2 Corinthians 5 : 1 NCV
What’s the worst thing that can ever happen to any man? Think of a worst case scenario. Could it be to have malignant cancer, or have a fatal accident, or be violently murdered, or die in a house fire, or have very bad neurological, brain and muscular disorder or even something worse? Which ever one it is, would it not at the very end wind up in DEATH.
Death is the worst end scenario. No one likes to die, many wish to live longer on this deteriorating earth, and possibly to never die.
But for the believer in Christ, it’s a win win situation.
Death is a profit! It gives us the best life any one can ever wish to have. Who on earth has his street made of gold? Gold is one of the priced possessions. Many adorn it or deposit it away for safety. Imagine not even adorning it but walking on it, how cool or posh can that be?
Jesus has conquered death and doesn’t ever want us to fear death, for it’s the fastest door to glory.
How do you then treat death? Acknowledge it will certainly come one day if Jesus tarries, prepare for it, put your life in order, stay busy and FAITHFUL with your earthly assignment. Touch lives and be ever ready to draw the curtain with a joyful heart.
Finally, when your time is up, gladly ENJOY putting on immortality and experience your GRAND ENTRANCE!

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

Legend Witnesses Are Watching!

We are surrounded by a great cloud of people whose lives tell us what faith means. So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. We should remove from our lives anything that would get in the way and the sin that so easily holds us back.
Hebrews 12 : 1 NCV
It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.” For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God.
It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before. By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith.
Women received their loved ones back again from death. But others were tortured, refusing to turn from God in order to be set free. They placed their hope in a better life after the resurrection. Some were jeered at, and their backs were cut open with whips. Others were chained in prisons. Some died by stoning, some were sawed in half, and others were killed with the sword. Some went about wearing skins of sheep and goats, destitute and oppressed and mistreated. They were too good for this world, wandering over deserts and mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground.
Hebrews 11 : 5‭, ‬7‭, ‬35‭ -‬ 38 NLT
Beloved, there’s nothing new under the sun.
All the persecutions, sufferings, hardship, hunger, danger and torture that any present believer could experience because of Christ was experienced by the believers of old. Inspite of all their trials, they held on to the very end.
Today, they stand at the grandstand watching us run our races. What excuses can we ever give for failing Christ or missing heaven will suffice?
Our brethren were sawn into two, burnt on the stakes, thrown into lions den, stoned to death, killed by the sword and some lived as destitutes, homeless and poor, yet they held on to their faith.
The present day believer finds it easy to dump the faith in the slightest hardship or disappointment. No more patience for God to come through with their requests. Many have left the faith because of lack of a job, lack of a spouse, in the pursuit of fame and possessions, and in the fear of death. Shall we not strive to overcome no matter what Satan harasses us with. Christ and the old Legends are watching as WITNESSES. So PERSEVERE to reach the finish line too like they did! Push on!

Monday 3rd of May 2021

Eyes On The Champion!

Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.
Proverbs 4 : 25‭ -‬ 27 NLT
Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.
Proverbs 4 : 27 NLT
For the Lord sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.
Proverbs 5 : 21 NLT
We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.
Hebrews 12 : 2 NLT
What are your eyes fixed on?
What is it that motivates and keeps you going?
In whatever you do or seem to pursue, be sure your eyes are fixed on eternity with Christ.
Satan knows you are sold out to the Lord.
And spiritually he can see the light of God in you.
So he seeks to quench this light or derail you from pursuing your eternal quest.
He is a master of distraction and sidetracking. He will use normal every day needs, challenges, responsibilities, and even hobbies to distract and sidetrack you. He gets us into pressured positions where we unconsciously begin to pursue these needs as first priority, above maintaining our heavenly race.
Think of how your job, business, family responsibilities, hobbies and socializing which are not evil in themselves, have in the past sidetracked you from your Kingdom commitments.
Satan is making it even more difficult for believers to focus or be heavenly minded in these times. He pressures one with so many good earthly pursuits that it would only be a heart that has CLEARLY marked out straight paths for the feet to walk on, that stays heaven bound.
No matter how difficult or comfortable life becomes, always remember satan seeks to use it to cause you to lose your heavenly focus and be earth bound with responsibilities.
Your PRIMARY pursuits must be heavenly and others must stay secondary.
Keep your eyes and heart on Jesus, the champion who wasn’t sidetracked from the cross but stayed on course. May He keep our feet steady on this heaven bound path, no matter the distractions!

Friday 30th of April 2021

Prosperity In Obedience!

Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord .
Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.
They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths.
You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully.
Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees! Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands.
As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should!
I will obey your decrees. Please don’t give up on me!
Psalms 119 :1‭ -‬ 8 NLT
Do you think it’s a waste of time faithfully following Jehovah with all your might, especially when sometimes it brings pain and discomfort?
That thought can get even more magnified, when one sees unbelieving friends who know, say or do NOTHING about God, yet are prospering beyond measure.
Sometimes, you may even hear preachers compare the rising prosperity of the unbelievers to the disappointing average or lowly life of the believers, as if the believers are missing out on their own prosperity because of something they are not doing smartly. Could that be true?
We must understand the believer’s and the unbeliever’s paths are parallel, guided by different rules, not gearing to the same destination.
Unbelievers GENERALLY are not afraid to do WHATEVER they have to do in order to prosper. They can do the UNTHINKABLE to accelerate, for in their hearts their prosperity is in their own hands. Unlike the believer who understands prosperity comes from God, and any man who desires to PROSPER GOD’S WAY, must be HARDWORKING and LIVING by the GODLY rules of the Lord.

We know our PRESENT life is short and it’s only a passage to a long life in ETERNITY.
Our Lord God desires we experience his goodness both in this land of the living and in the one beyond.
But we must prioritise living FIRSTLY in the present as we should to God’s glory, in preparation to living the BEST LIFE with Christ, when He returns.
So through thick or thin, in abundance or in lack, in sickness and in health, we must not compromise with evil in order to prosper or live large in the NOW.
Living a life of INTEGRITY, comparing our lives and actions, making sure they reflect God’s decree should be in our hearts. A man that follows God’s instruction is a JOYFUL, BLESSED and FAVOURED man. This in itself is prosperity!
Remember! The race does not usually go for the swift, neither the battle for the strong.
Your prosperity is in Christ who never fails, but meets your needs. Hold unto him dearly in all you do. Do not envy the unbelievers, for they also wish to have the peaceful life you have in Christ!
So be thankful and Leave as you should for God NOW!

Thursday 29th of April 2021

You Are God’s Delight!

For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.
Psalms 149 : 4 NKJV
May my friends sing and shout for joy. May they always say, “Praise the greatness of the Lord , who loves to see his servants do well.” I will tell of your goodness and will praise you every day.
Psalms 35 : 27‭ -‬ 28 NCV
The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.
Psalms 37 : 23 NLT
He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.
Psalms 40 : 2 NLT
He protects our lives and does not let us be defeated.
Psalms 66 : 9 NCV
Jehovah is different!
Men may just look at you and not like you based on how you look, what you do and where you are coming from.
They may refuse to favour you because you are too tall, not slim enough, teeth not straight, your English not well polished, and your clothes too colourful.
But that’s man, and not GOD!
Listen, God delights in you! You are His pleasure, that’s why He let Jesus die for you. Yes, you are no way near how He intends you to be, and what He intends you to do, but He hasn’t given up on you. He with your agreement and humble collaboration is gradually, working out His good intentions for you.
But remember, He will not force His goodness, healing or other forms of blessings on you, but along as you are for and with Him, Satan can’t deny you of the blessings either, it’s all in your ‘YES, Lord!’
All the troubles quaking around your space may have led you to think, ‘God has no pleasure in me, or in my business, in my marriage or in my children.’
The truth is God loves to see His servants do well, He loves to see you do well too. He specializes in lifting up His willing children out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and mire of life, standing them on the solid rock to glow. He protects, guides and steadies our feet not to slip.
That you are Jehovah’s delight doesn’t shield you from the challenges of life. Actually God uses them to bring out the best in you to His glory. Be confident therefore, God’s eyes are on you His delight, and by His grace YOU WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED!

Wednesday 28th of April 2021

Rewinding With God!

I will praise you as long as I live. I will lift up my hands in prayer to your name. I will be content as if I had eaten the best foods. My lips will sing, and my mouth will praise you. I remember you while I’m lying in bed; I think about you through the night. You are my help. Because of your protection, I sing. I stay close to you; you support me with your right hand.
Psalms 63 : 4‭ -‬ 8 NCV
But each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life.
Psalms 42 : 8 NLT
Let the faithful rejoice that He honors them. Let them sing for joy as they lie on their beds.
Psalms 149 : 5 NLT
Sweet sleep is a blessing!
Any heart devoid of peace thinks of sweet sleep as a fable.
Many children of God retire on their beds turning over and over the events of the day in fear and sadness, maybe because of unlifted burdens, or because things on the day have not worked out as expected, and could be about the morrow with the challenges anticipated to come with it.
But Jehovah would love His beloved children to bask in His peace, not withstanding the troubles parading around us like giants, for He has it all SORTED IN HIS TIME!
David, a man after God’s own heart was not void of troubles. He confidently faced His challenges leaning solely on the Lord, trusting he would not be disappointed nor be put to shame.
Instead of David turning over and over in bed feeling bad, or reminiscing on what should have been but didn’t happen, he created a special atmosphere of Communion just between him and Yahweh!
He sang, praised and magnified Jehovah his unfailing helper. David’s night/bed time was PERSONAL, his time for specially thinking and conversing with the Almighty!
He understood a problem shared with the King of Kings was a problem solved.
David loved and valued the Lord, and it showed in how He made special reservation of his time and attention given to God. No wonder, He was highly favoured down to his generations.
Let’s be like David, sharing and enjoying our bedtime with the Lord. As we retire into His presence with an open heart, we will surely wake up fortified with His joy, peace and Wisdom. It’s certainly whom we LOVE and VALUE, we undoubtedly seek to see and spend QUALITY time with daily.
Who could that be to you?
May it always be The PRINCE of Peace!

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

Genuine Affection!

Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.
Romans 12 : 10 NLT
When you do things, do not let selfishness or pride be your guide. Instead, be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves.
Philippians 2 : 3 NCV
We must not be proud or make trouble with each other or be jealous of each other.
Galatians 5 : 26 NCV
But if you are selfish and have bitter jealousy in your hearts, do not brag. Your bragging is a lie that hides the truth.
James 3 : 14 NCV
This is the teaching you have heard from the beginning: We must love each other. Do not be like Cain who belonged to the Evil One and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because the things Cain did were evil, and the things his brother did were good.
1 John 3 : 11‭ -‬ 12 NCV
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud.
1 Corinthians 13 : 4 NCV
Every child of God must come to terms with the fact that we can’t receive anything except the Lord gives to us. This means every gift, skill, talent and blessing whether spiritual or physical, is determined and given to each one according to God’s purpose and plan for the individual.
God in His wisdom also endows each person with the needed strength and opportunity to fulfill destiny.
It is our responsibilities therefore, to agree with God in obedience and submission to His plans, to live and shine to His glory.
So then in the household of God, jealousy or envy should not be the case.
God alone knows who you are, why you exist, what you need. He has and will continue to meet your needs at the HIS right time, when you are ready and align yourself with Him in joy and obedience.
Do not therefore, allow envy of another get hold of your heart, for you will be indirectly working against yourself and at the same time behaving badly towards an innocent person who’s been simply positioned by God for His honour.
We are called to GENUINELY celebrate one another’s giftings and blessings, while we also selflessly help each other to be the best we can be. When you are appreciative of WHO you are, WHAT you have and WHERE you are, then envy will not creep into the heart to wreck havoc.
Jealousy is not of God for God is love, and Love is not jealous. Let’s begin to walk in genuine affection!

 Monday 26th of April 2021

Forget Not God’s Goodness!

Let all that I am praise the Lord ; may I never forget the good things he does for me.
Psalms 103 : 2 NLT
Lord, you are my God. I honor you and praise you, because you have done amazing things. You have always done what you said you would do; you have done what you planned long ago.
Isaiah 25 : 1 NCV
Sing to the Lord a new song, because he has done miracles. By his right hand and holy arm he has won the victory.
Psalms 98 : 1 NCV
When we are desperate for something that seems so far fetched, it’s so easy to forget all the good things the Lord has done for us in the past.
Our desperation can becloud our mind, that we lose every sense of judgement, trust and gratitude.
But remembering the good things the Lord has done in the past in our lives, causes our hope to rise again in the midst of our challenges. It helps us see that God who had been gracious and walked us through those problems would do it again.
Remembering the good things the Lord has done, makes everything bare, pointing out things and events we should be thankful for, acknowledging how much worse life could have been, had it not been for God’s goodness.
Acknowledging and appreciating God’s goodness, especially before His throne shows we have not taken His love, kindness and provisions for granted.
When we admit we are where are only because of God’s goodness, it helps us to be humane, not despising or looking down on others because they are not positioned where we are, or they do not have what we have.
Appreciating and not forgetting the goodness of God doesn’t only help in silencing the grumbling spirit, but loosens the selfish hand that tries to Withhold instead of being generous in doing good.
Today, is a new day to yet experience the goodness of God, but do not leave His presence without thanking and acknowledging Him as the architect of your blessings.
As you are thanking God today for all the good He’s done in your life, also thank Him for the numerous promises He is about bringing to fruition in your life for He is not a God that lies.
Praise His Name for the victories He’s won and will still win for you, for this Great God, will not allow you to be a laughing stock before your enemies!

Friday 23rd of April 2021

The Good Sherperd!

For forty years I led you through the wilderness, yet your clothes and sandals did not wear out. You ate no bread and drank no wine or other alcoholic drink, but he provided for you so you would know that he is the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 29 : 5‭ -‬ 6 NLT
He took away your pride when he let you get hungry, and then he fed you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had ever seen. This was to teach you that a person does not live on bread alone, but by everything the Lord says. During these forty years, your clothes did not wear out, and your feet did not swell. The Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with rivers and pools of water, with springs that flow in the valleys and hills,
Deuteronomy 8 : 3‭ -‬ 4‭, ‬7 NCV
My God will use his wonderful riches in Christ Jesus to give you everything you need.
Philippians 4 : 19 NCV
The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need.
Psalms 23 : 1 NCVJehovah remains the same!
As He was with the people of old, so is He even now with this present generation, who love and trust Him.
His promises are yes and Amen, in Christ Jesus!
His compassion never ceases! And so would you continue to experience His awesome goodness in this land of the living, because you love Him!
As the Lord shepherded Israel, His flock for forty years in the wilderness, so He is shepherding His people called by His name. In the wilderness, He sustained His children from the tear and wear of their clothes and shoes for a huge 40 yrs.
He refused them having bread and wine, instead He fed them with manna, to purge their minds from the belief that man lives by bread alone.
Israel lived by leaning on the promises of God, and He was faithful to fulfill every of His word.
It’s the same promises from God’s word that would sustain us in this wilderness journey of life.
God will be faithful to provide all that we NEED!
In His faithfulness, He will not allow us to be tried much more than we can handle.
Our good shepherd never sleeps but watches over our lives, shielding us from ferocious wolves, leading us on every terrain, helping us up the mountain, walking and lighting our paths in the valley.
Certainly, Jehovah will bring us to a good land. But to follow Him to the end, the Word of God must become our delight and sustenance. So let’s begin this day to delight and take heed to His Word!

Thursday 22nd of April, 2021

Blessings Of God!

Blessed is every one who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways. When you eat the labor of your hands, You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you. Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine In the very heart of your house, Your children like olive plants all around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the Lord .
Psalms 128:1‭ -‬ 4 NKJV
Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors.
Deuteronomy 11 : 19‭ -‬ 21 NLT
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22 : 6 NKJV
Psalm 128 tells us the man who fears the Lord is blessed.
Yes, he is blessed by the Lord Himself!
The blessings do not stop only on this individual, it also affects his household.
This blessed man not only fears the Lord but also walks in His ways.
It’s one thing to claim to love and fear the Lord, but the proof is seen in one’s attitude and way of living.
God alone knows who fears Him and walks in His ways, that’s why His blessings come directly from Him and can never be forged.
As Parents, Carers, Aunties and Uncles who fear and walk with the Lord, we must think of our children, nephews, nieces and families under our watch too, to teach them to walk in the same fear of the Lord so His blessings may come upon them.
As we desire our children to do well in the secular society with good education and jobs, let’s also understand that nothing compares to the blessings that come from the Lord to that one person who chooses to fear and love Him. It comes with PEACE and JOY!
The child who learns from parents to walk in the fear of God will flourish and excel in whatever his hands find to do according to purpose, to the glory of God.
Let’s strive to teach our children and wards real values in Christ as God has stipulated, if not the world will derail and confuse them with empty and false gains. It’s of no value for them to gain the whole world and lose their souls. Let’s teach them!

Wednesday 21st of April 2021

Renew Your Thoughts!

Remember my words with your whole being. Write them down and tie them to your hands as a sign; tie them on your FOREHEADS to remind you.
Deuteronomy 11 : 18 NCV
So prepare your MINDS for action and exercise self-control …
1 Peter 1 : 13a NLT
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he [in behavior—one who manipulates]. He says to you, “Eat and drink,” Yet his heart is not with you [but it is begrudging the cost].
Proverbs 23 : 7 AMP
Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.
Colossians 3 : 10 NLT
Instead, let the Spirit renew your THOUGHTS and attitudes.
Ephesians 4 : 23 NLT
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every THOUGHT into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
II Corinthians 10 : 4‭ -‬ 5 NKJV
The good Lord who created us knows our battle starts in the mind. The thoughts of the mind can go haywire, wanting to walk through prohibited streets if not taken captive and redirected to approved routes.
A man can eventually become a manifestation of his thoughts, so imagine what or who one can be when the thoughts are off the ungodly road.
Jehovah asked the Israelites of old to write down and tie the word on their foreheads as a reminder, not to go the wrong path or do the wrong things.
Our old nature was used to wallowing in every thing dirty and sinful which is contrary to the new nature we have in Christ. We find out that although our Spirit is born anew, our flesh still seeks to be stuck in its old ways dragging the mind, Will and emotions along, instead of letting the whole being follow after the Holy Spirit’s desire.
But to prosper, live and walk after our creator in our new nature, we must therefore seek to renew our thoughts and attitudes.
The Word of God helps us renew our minds, as we LEARN, BELIEVE and OBEY the instructions written there in.
Show me a child of God who’s totally transformed, and I will show you one who walks and lives by the Word of God. May that one be You!

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

Be Equipped With The Word!

We should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
Ephesians 4 : 14 NKJV
You will stand trial before governors and kings because you are my followers. But this will be your opportunity to tell the rulers and other unbelievers about me.
Matthew 10 : 18 NLT
Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2 : 15 NLT
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
I Peter 3 : 15 NKJV
Your sturdy and defiant confidence in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ will certainly draw attention to you.
It is well to be so for you are light and many in darkness will be drawn to the light, love and grace oozing out of you.
Be aware, questions will be thrown at you. Those confused, swayed by fear and every wind of doctrine will be enquiring answers from you, regarding your faith.
God hopes to use every one of His children, properly positioned in these last days to bring the Good News of the gospel to men, women and children.
Therefore, there’s the need to back up our confidence with the truth of God’s Word because it’s only God’s Word that brings conviction, deliverance, change and stability by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Now is the time for us to spend more time, digging deep into the Word of God.
It’s time to equip yourself with truth that will not only affect you but also those around you.
You are God’s mouth piece! Listen you may never know the totality of God’s word, but the beauty is the little you read, you can know, and experience how active and alive it is for yourself, and then pass it on.
Your experiences would only come from your believing, and your believing comes from studying, imbibing and obeying the Word of God.
Child of God, begin to prepare now, don’t wait for the challenge to come FIRST. Be readily equipped for it!

Monday 19th of April 2021

In Your Heart, Set Christ Apart As Holy!

Now who is there to hurt you if you are zealous followers of that which is good? But even in case you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, [you are] blessed (happy, to be envied). Do not dread or be afraid of their threats, nor be disturbed [by their opposition]. But in your hearts set Christ apart as holy [and acknowledge Him] as Lord. Always be ready to give a logical defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it courteously and respectfully.
1 Peter 3 : 13‭ -‬ 15 AMPC
The Lord of hosts–regard Him as holy and honor His holy name [by regarding Him as your only hope of safety], and let Him be your fear and let Him be your dread [lest you offend Him by your fear of man and distrust of Him].
Isaiah 8 : 13 AMPC
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Luke 12 : 34 NKJV
We are exhorted above to set Christ apart as holy in our hearts. Whatever is set apart in our heart becomes our treasure. And whatever a man treasures, he seeks to protect with all he has got.
When Christ becomes truly our treasure, well set apart in our hearts, the effect will become obvious.
It will be so apparent that no one messes up with you in the area of your faith. None would ridicule, Christ, the love of your heart and without getting a passionate, heartfelt reply.
Do you now know why many muslims react once anything disrespectful is said, written or drawn about their Prophet? It’s because he, even though human is treasured in their heart.
We are not to become violent in defence of our Christ, but we must not let anyone cause us to compromise on the love, worship, servitude and honour we have for Him.
When we treat our saviour as Holy, sacred and treasured by not just what we say, but by also how we live, others around us will begin to learn to appreciate Christ, wanting to know what our hope is.
The disciples of Jesus couldn’t live or behave like the religious pharisees of their time, because being with and loving Jesus, goes beyond mere religion.
It totally transforms one from an eye service follower to one truly dedicated and separated for His purpose and glory.
Christ died to regain and separate you unto Himself, Would you now set Him apart as Holy in your heart?

Friday 16th of April 2021

Be Still Traveling Mind!

"Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.”
Psalms 46 : 10 AMP
God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it.
Psalms 46 : 5 NLT
God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
Psalms 46 : 1 - 3 NKJV
Give your worries to the Lord , and he will take care of you. He will never let good people down.
Psalms 55 : 22 NCV 
Why does the Lord instruct us to be still?
Does it mean we are to sit in one spot not doing anything, just waiting for the Lord to help us?
Not at all!
You and I know man is a 3-dimensional being, (spirit, soul and body). So one can very much be seated in one place bodily, but has navigated the whole continents and villages that please the mind.
Man only steps out to do, because in His thoughts  he has already accessed or tried it out. 
You are the dwelling place of God, the temple of the Most High, the city of the Living God where by His might He protects.
Troubles shall come, but do not be moved, for Jehovah knows to exalt Himself as the God above all gods. 
Have you committed that which troubles you today into God's hands? Then relax! Let Him be God, don't go travelling in your thoughts seeking to do the unthinkable to help yourself.
Yes, you may reason that by now, your storm should have calmed, but it still seems to be raging. And even the mountains that were quiet before are beginning to shake, and the waters are roaring. 
Is God not hearing? Is He not going to answer?
Please understand, with Jehovah, who alone remains God, it's never late. The quakings and shakings are setting the atmosphere for God's might to be displayed. He never let's His own down.
The Lord insists you do not worry. If you understand and recognize God to be in charge, and there's nothing absolutely difficult for Him, then stand still!
He will set His praise in the mouth of your onlookers!

Thursday 15th of April 2021

Never Withhold Mercy!

God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Matthew 5 : 7 NLT 
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor  and hate your enemy.’  But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
Matthew 5 : 43 - 44 NKJV
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Galatians 6 : 7 - 9 NKJV
Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord  is a GOD OF JUSTICE; Blessed are all those who wait for Him.
Isaiah 30 : 18 NKJV
Beloved, do not let the world change you into becoming who and what you are not. You are, and are called to be like your MERCIFUL Heavenly Father.
It is so so easy not to favour those who have cheated, used and hurt you, especially at the point you seem to be their only saving hand.
Satan in the mind, would remind you of all their betraying words, so not to help. But the word of God exhorts to show Mercy. Yes, they may deserve your tit for their tat, but mercy gives an underserving good. 
When you show mercy, you are indirectly opening up your own doors of mercy for the very point of your need. The world may call you a fool for staying on mercy track, but Jehovah sees His DNA in you.
Jehovah is a God of justice! He ensures we sow corn and reaps corn and not thistles.
No mercy you show is a waste, especially when it comes as a sacrifice, from a heart that chooses to forgive instead of to revenge, a heart that chooses to put God first, instead of self. 
Listen! When mercy comes back visiting at your doorstep because of the mercy you once showed others in the past, you will be amazed the same Mercy would also choose to stop over at your children's and your children's children doorsteps. 
So never withhold Mercy, let it flow for your good!

Wednesday 14th of April 2021

Affecting Lives!

At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did. But it happened in those days that she became sick and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room.
Acts 9 : 36‭ -‬ 37 NKJV
Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them. But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.
Acts 9 : 39‭ -‬ 40 NKJV
Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive, And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.
Psalms 41 : 1‭ -‬ 3 NKJV
Being kind to the poor is like lending to the Lord ; he will reward you for what you have done.
Proverbs 19 : 17 NCV
Tabitha’s legacy spoke for her when she died. The lives she had touched wouldn’t let heaven rest until she was revived. The Lord did not sustain Tabitha on her sick bed but rose her from her dead bed, for the Lord owed her all she had lent Him on behalf of the poor.
We are blessed to be a blessing, enriched to enrich others, strengthened to strengthen others and alive to help others live.
What legacy are you hoping to live behind?
Remember your wealth is not in how many houses, cars, children, possessions you have, or in how much money you have in your bank account.
It is in how many lives you have affected with the resources, (physical and spiritual) the Lord has blessed you with, where-in you are positioned.
Perhaps you passed on today, would people sincerely cry out to God for you, like was done for Tabitha, or will they be passive at your bedside, or even be grateful for your departure?
Jesus affected lives! We’re to follow His footsteps! Leave shiny footprints on the sands of time, don’t just live and die, live fully and effectively in Grace!

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Love Does No Harm!

We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.
1 John 4 : 16 NLT
Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Romans 13 : 8‭ -‬ 10 NKJV
For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3 : 17 NLT
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.
Galatians 5 : 13 NLT
Many interpret love to be different things. Carnal minds interpret love to be only sensual, but we know love is divine. Love started in and with God and is therefore, not embedded in sin.
Beware! The Show of love is not a display of sin.
We are to owe nothing but love. Whether deserved or not, we are to choose the way of love, which is the way of God. A heart of love doesn’t seek to hurt another, not even in the name of revenge.
When we do good to those that have hurt us, we represent Christ well, and also give God the opportunity to vindicate and avenge for us.
Love doesn’t work ill. The act of wickedness, starts in the heart. Every act of fornication, adultery, gossip, lie, envy, malice etc starts from the heart that’s not yielded to the love of God.
Love covers a multitude of sins. Like Christ forgave and covered our multitude of sin, so we ought to let go of offences and walk in the love of God.
It could be your spouse, your sibling, your child, neighbour, your boss or even your wicked relative somewhere. The best way to overcome their wicked arrows of hurt is to love and pray for them.
The heart of love, is one that is not bound, but free to experience God’s goodness, because it’s not blocked by offences. So Set your heart free to walk in love and experience the joy of God’s prosperity.

Monday 12th of April 2021

Blessing In Disguise!

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord , thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29 : 11 NKJV
God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
Numbers 23 : 19 NLT
“Praise the Lord ! He promised he would give rest to his people Israel, and he has given us rest. The Lord has kept all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.
1 Kings 8 : 56 NCV
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Romans 8 : 28 NKJV
Jehovah has no reason to lie to man, the work of His hands. Who and what is man that He should lie to Him? Does God now fear man that He has created, that He would resort to saying what He does not mean?
No! God remains truthful, even when in our slow minds we have not yet seen or comprehended His wisdom, in all the ups and downs He has let our ways.
Because you love Him and has been called according to His purpose, be assured that even those your challenges and disappointments are leading towards your next appointment.
Remember, it’s not you that works it out but the Sovereign Lord, who has the wonderful thoughts of peace, and knows what your good future should look like.
If Esther did not become an orphan and a slave living with her Uncle Mordecai, would she have become the Queen in place of Vashti?
If Joseph’s brothers did not hate him enough to sell him into slavery and if he had not been accused by Portiphers wife to end up in prison, would he have ended up interpreting Pharaoh’s dream that put him on the throne of Egypt?
Learn to trust God, for in His hands your pains, failures, disappointments, betrayals, losses are all together blessings in disguise, coming together for your good. Do not try to change the course of your life, let God lead and guide your steps. As you lean on Him in absolute trust, you will begin to see that even your enemies unknowingly been a blessing.

Friday 9th of April 2021

No Second Chance In The Grave!

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.
Colossians 3 : 23‭ -‬ 24 NLT
Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 9 : 10 NLT
Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free.
Ephesians 6 : 8 NLT
Everything you do or say should be done to obey Jesus your Lord. And in all you do, give thanks to God the Father through Jesus.
Colossians 3 : 17 NCV
Be warned! There’s no second chance to achieve any aim or get it right in the grave. All the time we have at our disposal is this, which we are privileged to have right now.
Every second and minute should be valued and used for the Lord in the best of our ability.
There’s no need of procastinating to tomorrow, ideas and jobs one can and needs to do today.
You know, tomorrow may just not be available!
So whatever that has been committed into your hands, or your hands have found to do, or your heart has been inspired to do, step out and begin to do it, now.
In your doing, remember you do it as one serving the Lord. We are to give our best to do well, for whatever we do comes with a reward from our Master, Jesus.
Perhaps, you are not sure your skill, position and day job is one that could meaningfully be associated with God. Firstly reason, does that which you do lead you to obey God? If yes, then place God at the centre of it and use it to His glory. If it’s not one that leads you to obey the Lord, it should mean you turn away from it, for the Lord will never lead you to any thing or job that wouldn’t glorify Him, no matter how much gain it brings into your life.
Seek therefore, to give and do your best for the Lord now that you have life and opportunity.
Remember, your today is only a gift, tomorrow is not assured and may never come!
Make haste will the sun shines, night (grave) is nigh when one can no longer work. Do your best today!

Thursday 8th of April 2021

Be True To Your Identity!

So Jacob took the food to his father. “My father?” he said. “Yes, my son,” Isaac answered. “Who are you—Esau or Jacob?” Jacob replied, “It’s Esau, your firstborn son. I’ve done as you told me. Here is the wild game. Now sit up and eat it so you can give me your blessing.”
Genesis 27 : 18‭ -‬ 19 NLT
Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” “What is your name?” the man asked. He replied, “Jacob.” “Your name will no longer be Jacob,” the man told him. “From now on you will be called Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have won.”
Genesis 32 : 26‭ -‬ 28 NLT
Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty!
Psalms 32 : 2 NLT
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Hebrews 4 : 16 NLT
Jehovah, our creator and Lord, already knows who we are and what we are like. We may hide our shortcomings and struggles from men, but it will not do us good trying to hide or pretend before God, for He is the only one who can help or change our story.
Jacob’s name means Supplanter or schemer.
In order to receive the father’s blessings, he covered his true identity. Because he was in denial of his name Jacob (schemer) before his father, He was able to scheme and obtained the father’s blessing through deception. But to obtain God’s blessings, he knew he had to come clean and face his true deceptive identity before God. He accepted he was Jacob and grace found him. His name was changed from Jacob to Israel (Triumphant with God).
Things can only change in our lives when we become true and sincere with God. He forgives and helps us when we do not cover our sins.
He desires to give a new beginning, but firstly, we must boldly acknowledge our faults and seek for change.
God cannot be mocked or deceived!
Let’s be open to God with who we are and what we desire. As we earnestly seek Him in TRUTH, He will transform, strengthen and lift us from our state of weakness and helplessness to a glorious state!

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

In The Face Of Hostility!

Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up. After all, you have not yet given your lives in your struggle against sin.
Hebrews 12 : 3‭ -‬ 4 NLT
“A student is not better than his teacher, and a servant is not better than his master. A student should be satisfied to become like his teacher; a servant should be satisfied to become like his master. If the head of the family is called Beelzebul, then the other members of the family will be called worse names!
Matthew 10 : 24‭ -‬ 25 NCV
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.
1 Corinthians 10 : 13 NLT
Jesus Christ faced so much hostility from the sinners and religious leaders. He was the light that exposed their hypocrisy and wickedness.
Evil hearts do not love to be exposed. In these recent times, christianity is receiving so much bashing.
Christians are intimidated and are targeted in every walk of life, when they speak of what the Word of God stipulates in the affairs of men.
Hostility is the force against every light that shines in darkness. Jesus experienced it, so every disciple of Jesus would experience it at one time or the other, except if the disciple chooses to zip the mouth, and turn the eyes in the opposite direction.
Any child of God that chooses to be mute, and pretend not to see or hear evil, will live with a troubled heart, devoid of peace.
We are exhorted not to be afraid of these challenges when they come in our work places, neighbourhood or wherever we find ourselves, but we must stand our ground for truth and the love for God.
Do expect accusations and derogatory names to fly around because of the raw nerves of sin you touch.
Never stop doing right, loving and shinning your light. Trust the faithful Lord, who has assured of a way of escape as it pleases Him.
It is better to stand with God than to seek accolades and acceptance from haters of truth and righteousness.
Let’s be like our master, Jesus! Enduring with joy in the face of hostility and rejection for Heaven’s sake!

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

His Love, Better Than Wine!

Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth – For your love is better than wine.
Songs of Solomon 1 : 2 NKJV
And may you have the power to understand as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully …
Ephesians 3 : 18 – 19 NLT
Yes, I am sure, that neither death, nor life … nor anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.
Romans : 38 – 39 NCV
The Songs of Solomon speak of God and us (His bride).
The love of God is said to be better than wine.
Wine is a symbol of an earthly pleasure that can intoxicate if allowed. It gives a false peaceful assurance and joy.
Its sense of satisfaction only endures for a moment, as it wears off, reality sets in.
But the love of God in Christ Jesus endures forever.
Nothing can ever separate us from it, for it was purchased with the precious blood of Jesus.
God’s love is a sure foundation to build on and cling to.
Beloved, everything in your life can sink, flee or be taken away in trying times, but the love of Jehovah stays with you.
And because He loves you, He will help work out all the wrongs and downs in your life, if only you let Him.
He will mend your brokenness, realign your disappointments and restore your losses, that is, only if you anchor your heart on Him.
Confidence in His unfailing love makes all impossiblities possible.
Earthly pleasures are only momentary, but God’s love is eternal.
Be assured of this great love of God, for Jesus went all the way for you!
You are loved beyond measure!
Why don’t you reciprocate by loving, obeying and living for Jesus WHOLLY NOW!
God’s love never fails!

Monday 5th of April 2021

Endurance Strengthens Character!

We can rejoice too, when we run into problems and trials. For we know that they help us develop endurance.
And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens confident hope of salvation.
And this hope will not lead to disappoint. For we know how God dearly loves us, because He has given us His Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.
Roman’s 5 : 3 – 5 NLT
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ was a divine assignment.
One purposed to give us a new heart, a new Spirit, a new lease of life, a new objective, a new pursuit and a new fulfilment.
All about us is to come together conforming us to the image of God’s Son.
Blessing us with earthly goodness is not a chore for the Lord, but above that He desires our characters be formed, aligning to that of Jesus, so that His blessings will then do us good instead of derailing us from the heavenly race.
God’s interested in strengthening your character!
He will use everything that will challenge and build you to be drawn and become like Him.
That’s why the many problems and trials come to help us develop endurance (patience).
Endurance is what our character needs in order to be strengthened.
The world doesn’t cook up patience, every thing out there is on the fast track, from the food we eat to the items we use.
Many are no longer patient to get rich from hard work. They ask, why wait when you can become a millionaire overnight, after one occultic sacrifice?
The way of God is that of Patience, for patience is a virtue.
When our character is strengthened through endurance, it also raises our hope of salvation.
Our hope that God will come through in our situation, this confident hope never ends in disappointment.
Today, the Lord is asking that we let our godly character be strengthened through patience, so that our desired blessings will come in their right time as we work.
From this day, do not run out of PATIENCE, but deliberately run out of IMPATIENCE, and receive the goodies at the end.

Friday 2nd of April 2021

Crushing At Gethsemane!

Then accompanied by the disciples, Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives. There He told them pray that you will not give in to temptation. He walked away about a stone’s throw and prayed…
Even as Jesus said this, a crowd approached, led by Judas, one of the twelve disciples. Judas walked over to Jesus to greet Him with a kiss. But Jesus said, “Judas, would you betray the son of man with a kiss? …
Then Jesus spoke to the leading priests, the captains of the Temple guards, and the leaders who had come for Him, “Am I some dangerous revolutionary,” he asked, “that you come with clubs and swords to arrest me? Why didn’t you arrest me in the Temple? I there everyday. But this is your moment, the time when the power of darkness reigns.
Luke 22 : 39 – 53 NLT
The Messiah (the one anointed with oil) finished the passover meal and went to the Garden of Gethsemane, on the Mount of Olives to pray with His disciples. Gethsemane was an oil press, where olives were crushed under a big stone to bring out oil. It was the very place where Messiah’s suffering started.
His will was crushed and taken. From there He was led gradually to the cross.
Oil represents joy, healing and the Holy Spirit.
It was in the crushing, the chastising, the bruising of the anointed one, (the Messiah), we have received our healing, our joy, our peace and forgiveness.
In His death, we have received of His Spirit.
This day may Christ receive the glory as we surrender to the crushing of our own will and desires to conform to God’s will.
May the sweet fragrance of our inner beauty ooze out in our selfless submission to His way and will.
Today, may you receive His crown of beauty for ashes, His oil of gladness for mourning and His garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
And may you always be seen and called a Tree of righteousness!

Thursday 1st of April 2021

Thanking God Ahead For All Challenges!

When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. Then He said to them, ” With fervent desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer, for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.”
Then He took cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves, for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the Kingdom of God comes.”
And He took bread, gave thanks, and broke it, and gave it to them saying, “This is My body, which is given for you, do this in remembrance of Me.
Luke 22 : 14 – 19 NKJV
This is what you were called to do, because Christ suffered for you and gave you an example to follow. So you should do as He did.
He had never sinned, and He had never lied.
People insulted Christ but He did not insult them in return. Chrust suffered, but He did not threaten. He let God, the One who judges rightly, take care of Him. Christ carried our sin in His body on the cross so we would stop living for sin and start living for what is right. And you are healed because of His wounds.
1 Peter 2 : 21 – 24 NCV
O How much Jesus was wounded for our sins!
He understood the agony and pain He was about to face, yet at the passover table, He took the bread, gave Thanks and broke it.
The broken bread signified His suffering body, His wounds and His death. He was thankful for the suffering and death, even before He went through it.
He left us this example to follow. Being thankful for the challenges that may come with obeying God.
His suffered death on the cross that we may stop living for sin, but to start living for righteousness.
Have you stopped living for sin?
May this year’s remembrance of Christ’s death, establish your heart on Him in gratitude, causing you to live for Him evermore, following His footsteps all the way till He returns in His glory.
Be sure, if you suffer here on earth for His name sake, you will also share in His glory at His return.

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Overcome In Joy!

Since we have been made right with God by our faith, we have peace with God. This happened through our Lord Jesus Christ who through our faith has brought us into that blessing of God’s grace that we now enjoy. And we are happy because of the hope we have of sharing God’s glory. We also have joy with our troubles, because we know that these troubles produce patience. And patience produces character and character produces hope. And this hope will never disappoint us, because God has poured out His love to fill our hearts …
Roman’s 5:1-5 NCV
This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24 NCV
A happy heart is like good medicine, but a broken spirit drains your strength.
Proverbs 17:22 NCV
… Do not be sad, because the joy of the Lord will make you strong.
Nehemiah 8:10 NCV
You have shown me with the way of life and You will fill me with the joy of your presence.
Acts 2:28 NLT
I will shout for joy when I sing praises to you. You have saved me.
Psalm 71:23 NCV
We all face troubles day to day.
The food for thought is, do you have JOY WITH your troubles?
Be it known to you that Satan wants you broken in your trouble, but God desires you have joy with it.
Unfortunately, troubles are part of the walk of this life, but how you deal with it becomes your choice. You can decide to have joy with it or allow Satan to break and rejoice over you.
Being joyful is the right choice!
It doesn’t excel in tha absence of pain, it thrives in it.
Divine Joy is already deposited in your heart by the Holy Ghiost, awaiting troubling times.
In the presence of God, joy is in fullness.
In your singing to the Lord, it overflows and mends the heart.
Walking in joy is walking in grace and strength, which confuses your adversary.
Do not let your situation break you!
Overcome it in Joy!
Choose joy over complaint, depression and self isolation.
Boldly enter into God’s presence, pour out your heart and be renewed with His joy.
Choose to overcome in JOY!

Tuesday 30th of March 2021

TRUE TO THE END!

And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. Then there arose some from what is called the Synagogue of the Freedmen. They were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke. Then they secretly induced men to say, “We have heard him speak blasphemous things against Moses and God.” And they stirred up the people, elders, and the scribes, and they came upon him and seized, and brought him to the council.
Acts 6 : 8 – 12 NKJV
When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.
But he, being full of the Holy Spirit gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God… then they cried out with aloud voice, stopped their ears and ran at him with one accord. And they cast him out of the city and stormed him…
Acts 7 : 54 – 58 NKJV
But watch for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten up in synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them … do not worry …
Mark 13 : 9 – 11 NKJV
What was Stephen’s offence?
It was that men of his time could not stand the wisdom and Spirit of God in Him. They couldn’t stand truth.
It’s going to be same in these last days for true believers in Christ.
But do not worry, Strive to stay faithful to God.
He will sustain and give you grace like He gave the disciples of old.
May Jesus rise and stand in acknowledgment, on your behalf before the Father.
May the Heavens celebrate your faithfulness and home coming.
Do not compromise truth so to be spared or accepted!
One with God is majority!
Stay TRUE to Jehovah until your last breath.
You are already VICTORIOUS in Christ, so keep WINNING in that same grace of God!

Monday 29th of March 2021

Preach The Word, Now!

Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favourable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke and encourage your people with good teaching.
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and whomesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears would want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths.
But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry the Lord has given you.
2 Timothy 4 : 2 – 5 NLT
Beloved, what ministry has the Lord given you?
The Lord has given everyone a ministry, which is also termed an assignment or a calling based on one’s gifting.
All assignments come together for the advancement of God’s Kingdom, relieving and bringing men to the saving knowledge of Christ, through the Good News of the gospel. And we must work at FULLY carrying out our assignments from the Lord.
Because these assignments may involve siffering for Christ’s sake, we must stay determined to endure.
Now, more than ever, we must USE EVERY opportunity to share the word of God, for there may never be a favourable time.
Deception has crept in, truth is eroded in the world and church.
But You have the truth in you!
Preach the truth of God’s word, do not compromise it!
Patiently correct, rebuke and encourage in truth and love, do not keep a blind eye. Let your light shine in dark places.
Use your songs, stories, writings, drama, giving of care, servitude, your shop, job or business to share the Good News.
Earlier, the Word of Salvation in Christ was brought to you through a means, now be God’s means of taking same words of salvation to another.
Please do not relent or shy away!
Time is running out and Heaven is watching our ways !
Let’s begin to preach the word of God, NOW and not TOMORROW!

Friday 26th of March 2021

God Remembers To Keep His Promises!

There was in the days of Herod, King of Judea, a certain priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in age….
But the angel of the Lord said to him, ” Do not be afraid Zacharias, for your prayer is heard and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John …
Now His father Zecharias was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying, “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel. For He has visited and redeemed His people, … To perform the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant. The oath which He swore to our father Abraham….
Luke 1 : 5 – 80 NKJV
Out of the broken, barren and the seemed forgotten, the amazing grace of God is revealed, making the impossible things possible.
God in His time makes all things beautiful. He uses the written off’s to bring forth his master plan to the sons of men.
The name Zechariah means, God remembers. Elizabeth means, My God is an Oath or the Oath of God,
While John means, the grace of God.
According to Zechariah, God chose to REMEMBER and fulfill His OATH to Abraham, through them; the coming together of ZECHARIAH and ELIZABETH.
Little did they know in their old age God had not finished with them regarding a child, until the appointed time.
As they continued to serve God faithfully, inspite of their reproach, God’s GRACE was manifested in their lives through the birth of John.
It doesn’t matter what your story is today, no one but God can turn over a new page and write the next chapter of your life. Only Him can finish your story.
Be hopeful, yours is not finished yet because He hasn’t written your climax.
In your faithfulness to Him, inspite of your struggles, setbacks, loss and pain, He will do a great thing!

Thursday 25th of March, 2021

We Are Only By His Grace!

Remember dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you.
Instead, God chose the things the world considers to be foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And He chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted to be nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers as important. As a result, no one can boast in the presence of God.
1 Corinthians 1:26-29 NLT
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace towards me was not in vain; but laboured more abundantly than they all, yet not I but the grace of God which was with me.
1 Corinthians 15:10 NKJV
We are confident of all this because of our great trust in God through Christ. It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God. He has enabled us to be ministers of His new covenan…
2 Corinthians 3:4-6 NLT
Beloved, when God calls anyone for an assignment, usually the assignment would be bigger than the person. The one called to serve feels inadequate. It’s indeed the doing of God, so that the servant learns to lean and depend on God.
Without His involvement we can do nothing.
We are not called to be His or serve Him because we are qualified!
No! No one is qualified!
It’s an honour and privilege to humbly serve and do what He has called us to do.
In our willingness to obey Him, the grace to accomplish manifests.
Do not be afraid to step into those shoes to serve, yes they are big but God’s grace fills them up.
Never let His grace upon you be in vain.
Serve with joy and humility!
Stay connected in His presence.
Shut your ears to hindering criticism.
Look unto Jesus the author and finisher of your faith!
Walk worthy of God’s calling upon your life.
Never forget, all glory belongs to Him!
Then through You, He will confound the wisdom of the wise.
So Keep serving as GRACE speaks over you!

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

God’s Understanding is Infinite!

How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension (infinite).
Psalms 147 : 5 NLT
Oh how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge. It is impossible for us to understand his decisions and ways.
Romans 11 : 33 NLT
Have you never heard?
Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
The creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary, no one can measure the depths of his understanding.
Isaiah 40 : 28 NLT
Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind, or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in his mother’s womb so you cannot understand the activity of God who does all things.
Ecclesiastes 11:5 NLT
There are some things the Lord our God has kept secret, but there are some things He has let us know.
These things belong to us and our children forever so that we will do everything in these teachings.
Deuteronomy 29:29 NCV
Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but He has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know we will be like Him, and we will see Him as He really is. All who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as He is pure.
1 John 3:2- 3 NLT
Child of God, our God is an infinite God and cannot be fitted into our finite minds.
There are many things we do not know and understand about Him and His ways, but be assured, He has revealed to us enough as needed to walk in obedience, and fulfill our assignment in Faith.
We must walk along in Faith and not doubt, for He is awesome and His words are true.
Looking forward to meeting with Him, requires purifying yourself and getting ready to present your works before Him.
Then will you understand all, for you will be like Jesus.
Till then, work out your salvation with fear and trembling, not failing off the grace of God.
Walk in love and ensure holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.
Rejoice! For you are called and chosen to show forth His light and glory.
Do so without apologies !

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

The Lord’s Your Defence

Indeed they shall surely assemble but not of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake…
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement you shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me, says the Lord.
Isaiah 54 :15,17 NKJV
Curses will not harm anyone who is innocent; they are like sparrows or swallows that fly around and never land.
Proverbs 26 :2 NCV
Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbours. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they’ll see your honourable behaviour and they will give honour to God when He judges the world.
1 Peter 2 :12 NLT
So be careful how you live, don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.
Ephesians 5 :15 NLT
A wise man sees a ditch and avoids it, but fools walk straight into it.
Your integrity as a child of God is always at stake, you live well not to open an easy door for Satan to use.
Satan prowls around seeking the weak to take out, and the strong also to weaken and take out.
He will come with battles, accusations, lies and intense heat.
Do not fear! The Lord watches and protects you under His shadow where you abide.
You must remain under His covering and not stroll around in the wild, where the wolves and hyenas await.
Every accusation and curse against you will fail and dismember for they are lies.
Jehovah vindicates in His wisdom, at the right time.
Trust God and continually walk in His precepts, for you will laugh last and loud with a resounding victory.
The heat on you right now will die down, be patient, because their gathering is not of God.
You are a child of God and your defence is of Him, only stay on the righteous side with Him.
Even in your mistake, as you repent and confess it before God, He will have mercy and deliver you!
Never fear nor give in, those unseen weapons, accusations and curses fashioned, will never prosper against you.
Jehovah is your EBENEZER. Amen!

Monday 22nd of March 2021

Joy For His House!

I want more than anything to be in the courtyard of the Lord’s temple. My whole being wants to be with the living God.
Psalms. 84 : 2 NCV
A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else!
I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good lives in the homes of the wicked.
Psalms 84 :10 NLT
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Psalms 122 : 1 NLT
Those who are planted in the house of the Lord, shall flourish in the courts of our God.
Psalms 92 :13 NKJV
Happy are the people who live at your temple, they are always praising you.
Psalm 84 :4 NCV
David was one man who delighted in going to the house of the Lord, and was glad every time he had an invitation to go there.
The temple of God was in Jerusalem, yet He was happy to make the journey, because it was the house of God.
Jehovah is omnipresence, could be met every where, but there’s nothing as beautiful as paying Him a house visit.
No matter, how lovely it is when you chat with your parents on the phone from a distant, you know it feels different when you physically visit in their dwelling.
Where two or three designate and gather in his name, is his church. He dwells in their midst, and we should not neglect that gathering together.
Satan knows the power of physically coming together as God’s church in his temple, so hinders it.
Many are discouraged, fearful and least desire to be together physically as his church, even when they have the opportunity.
Satan lies and says it’s ok to be everywhere else in the presence of people, but not in the house of God.
Let’s learn from King David, He would rather spend just one day in the court of God than a thousand, having the good life in the house of the wicked.
What do you say?
Are you glad to step out and go to the house of God when opportuned, casting out fear and excuses?
Those planted in God’s house, flourish in His courts.
Seek to go and be planted, serving with joy and flourishing before Him!

Friday 19th of March 2021

God Conquers Evil!

Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.
Roman’s 12 : 21 NLT
Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way everyone can see you are honourable.
Roman’s 12 : 17 NLT
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk children of light.
Ephesians 5 : 8 NKJV
But I say to you who hear; love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you and pray for those who spitefully use you.
Luke 6 : 27 – 28 NKJV
The world is becoming darker and darker.
Evil seeks to conquer all hearts and actions, but the Lord has left us in this dark world as children of light.
We are called to shine out our lights to cover every nook and corner darkness exists.
Roman’s 12 : 21 exhorts us not to let evil conquer us, it tells us we can overcome evil by doing good.
We defeat evil not by continuing in the evil too, but by doing good, the opposite of the evil.
It’s our duty to change every atmosphere we find ourselves in to the glory of God.
We do so not by continually speaking of the problem but by introducing the opposite of the problem as its solution.
So to drive away darkness, you don’t concentrate on the darkness, but introduce light.
Concentrate and Introduce your love instead of hate, you bless instead of curse, you do the needed good instead of dwelling on the present bad.
You are God’s game changer!
Be the solution, don’t magnify the problem!
Make a difference!
Shine your light, for only your light will drive out the darkness.
Let God who has called and equipped you, be glorified as you change the atmosphere for God’s goodness to be seen!
Today, choose to be different and make a difference !

Thursday 18th of March 2021

Your Buildng Revealed!

Because of God’s grace to me, I have laid the foundation like an expert builder. Now others are building on it. But whoever that is building on this foundation must be careful. For no one can lay any foundation other the one we already have – Jesus Christ.
Any one who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials – gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay or straw. But on the judgement day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if the person’s work has any value. If the work survives that builder will receive a reward. But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer a great loss. The builder will be saved, but like a person barely escaping through a wall of fire.
1 Corinthians 3 :10 -15 NLT
.. so be truly glad. There’s wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold – though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honour on tbe day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
1 Peter 1:6-7 NLT
Think of how scary and painful it could be for any one escaping through a wall of fire!
Imagine how painful it could be for anyone who has spent his whole life building a house, all for it to burn down at the point of inspection, and the builder would barely escape with his life, but no house to show.
That will be the fate of a lot of believers who are carelessly building their lives or other peoples lives with the wrong values and attitudes.
We are the temple of the Holy Spirit, with Jesus Christ as its laid foundation.
This temple is built on daily, consciously or unconsciously.
Everything we do matter!
Our edifices on that day will reveal how we have lived, served and built up our lives, other lives and the Kingdom businesses.
Will your building survive?
Build in the love and fear of God!

Wednesday 17th of March 2021  

Uproot Every Root Of Sin!

And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and He never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drags away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.

James 1:13-15 NLT
Looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.
Hebrew 12:15 NKJV
Repent of your wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps He will forgive your evil thoughts, for I can see you are full of evil jealousy and are held captive by sin.
Acts 8:22-23 NLT
Every sin enslaves!
Every sin starts with a seed of thought, which comes from our own desires and lusts.
When we are consumed by these desires and lusts, we spend time thinking and dreaming of them.
These seeds in the heart begin to grow, the more we think about them and feed off informations about them, the seeds grow, take root and begin to become young plants, further indulgences turn the plants into a trees.
We know it is more difficult to bring down a tree that’s fully grown and strongly rooted in the soil, than to root out a seed that’s just sprouting.
It takes a lot of energy, time and effort to dig out a tree of sin.
When sin is allowed to grow in the heart, it becomes a tree. As it bears fruits, it leads to other sins.
We are to root out sin in our lives, before it takes root and we become enslaved.
No sin is small.
Every sinful seed, spread out in the atmosphere of the mind must not be allowed to be watered to germinate.
Root it out before it takes root in the heart and mind!
Root out every bitterness, unforgiveness and other forms of contaminations, for they are like poison and channel blockers.
Let your mind and heart be free of every sin, so that the blessings of God will flow freely in and through your life.
The Lord is able to deliver from any stronghold.
Call on the Lord Jesus!

Tuesday 16th of March 2021

In God’s Time!

He said to Abram, “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them for 400 years. And the nation whom they serve , I will judge, afterward, they shall come out with great possession…
But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.
Genesis 15 :13 -14,16 NKJV
You will arise and have mercy on Zion; For the time to favor her, Yes, the set time has come.
Psalms 102 :13 NKJV
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven..
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:1,11 NLT
Can you see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end?
Do you know the reasons He does what He does, and allows what He allows?
Do you know why He passes through unfamiliar routes that beat human conception?
Do you know His timing of visitation, when you will look around and realise your prayer has finally been answered?
Jehovah has His timing for all things!
He is not a disorganized God, He has all under His control, and knows the right time for any and every thing to be.
He watches even the flowers to make sure they blossom in their seasons.
The sun never fails to rise and set in its given time any where on earth.
You may not know the seasons of God, but He never misses it.
When we understand that everything about us is known to the Lord, it calms us not to worry.
Abraham was told how his descendants would go into slavery for 400yrs, after which there would be a return for his descendants of the 4th generation.
God watched over this to perform them in their set out times.
God has His set out time for every activity in your life.
He has assured us that His plans and thoughts towards us are good.
So all we need do is to trust Him to perfect all in His time!
So worry Not!

Monday 15th of March 2021

Jehovah Watches!

The Lord looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race. From His throne He observes all who live on the earth.
He made their hearts, so He understands everything they do.
Psalms 33 : 13 – 15 NLT
But just before dawn, the Lord looked down on the Egyptian army from the pillar of fire and cloud, and He threw their forces into total confusion.
Exodus 14 : 24 NLT
The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there’s anyone who understands, who seeks God.
Psalms 14 : 2 NKJV
Indeed, He who watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleep.
The Lord Himself watches over you!
The Lord stands besides you as your protective shade.
The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night.
The Lord keeps you from harm and watches over your life.
The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
Psalms 121 : 4 – 8 NLT
Jehovah is mindful of all His creations.
His eyes are particularly on you!
As He was protective over the Israelites especially on their wilderness journey, so He is over you.
Nothing about you is a surprise, for He knows you inwardly and
outwardly.
He seeks to guide the willing heart into a good place in Him!
Who is it, that is wise to seek and follow God?
He is that one whose heart is peaceful, and the Lord causes him to dwell in safety!
He is the one who looks up to the Hills where cometh our help!
He is the one whose Shepherd is the Lord, and he fears no evil!
He is the one who understands heaven is home, earth is only a passage!
He understands he’s a sojourner and one day he will see the Lord!
His heart beats for Jehovah alone and he delights in Him!
Are you the one?
The Lord will perfect all that concerns you, Fear not!
Keep trusting!
Keep following Him!
One day at a time!
He is keeping watch over you!

Friday 12th of March 2021

Pruned To fithfulness!

I am the true Vine, My Father is the gardner. He cuts off every branch of mine that does not produce fruit. And He trims and cleans every branch that produces fruit so that it will produce even more fruit…
You did not choose Me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you are ask for using my name.
John15 : 1 – 2, 16 NLT
Those who are planted in the houseof the Lord, shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing.
Psalm 92 : 13 – 14 NKJV
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
Psalm 52 : 8 NKJV
Beloved, you have been chosen and appointed to be fruitful.
You are a branch on the Vine.
Every one of us is a branch, airing hope and expectation for the gardener.
The gardener regularly linspects the branches. When He sees any DEAD branch, He doesn’t ignore it, He cuts it off.
If He notices any branch that’s alive but not fruitful as it ought to be, He TRIMS and CLEANS up the branch, so it can bear fruit again.
Our Lord, in His love, trims and cleans our lives up regularly so that we can become what He intends us to be.
Trimming and cleaning of our lives, can be painful to us, for many things we love to hold unto God takes out of our lives. He knows those attitudes, relationships, jobs, items are no blessings to us, so in His love, He yanks them off, especially when we have refused to do his gentle warnings and corrections.
Do you hurt because God has cut off something you thought was precious? Do not worry for something better and more precious He will bring your way.
Gentle obedience to God’s instructions will cause you to be fruitful.
Yield to the trimming and cleaning of God, it’s for your good!
And as you stay planted in the house of God, so will you flourish in His courts.
The Lord is mindful of you!

Thursday 11th of March 2021

Jesus, The Manna From Heaven!

The children of Israel ate manna forty years until they came to an inhabited land; they are manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.
Exodus 16:35 NKJV
Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, it was not Moses who gave you bread from heaven; it is my Father who is giving you the true bread from heaven.
God’s bread is the One who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world..
Then Jesus said, “I am the bread that gives life,whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
John 6:32-33,35 NCV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God..
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:1,14 NKJV
My child, pay attention to my words, listen closely to what I say. Don’t ever forget my words, keep them always in mind.
They are the keys to life to those who find them; they bring health to the whole body.
Proverbs 4:20-22 NCV
God knew Israel needed sustenance in their forty years wilderness journey to Canaan land.
Their earthly kitchens couldn’t suffice, the heavenly kitchen had to cook up manna.
The strength from the manna God provided saw them through all the obstacles and challenges faced in the wilderness.
They must have come across few vegetation and few burrowing animals to roast, but those were not it, Manna was IT.
Likewise we need God’s sustaining Manna as we journey to our own spiritual Canaan land.
Nothing on earth can strengthen but the bread of life, Jesus, the manna from heaven.
Jesus, the incarnate Word of God, renews and empowers us day by day, to overcome all obstacles.
Like they lived on Manna, we ought to daily live on the Word of God.
Every need, direction and answer is found in the Word.
Make God’s Word an essential for your life’s journey, it will lighten the burden and carry you through every day.
Feed on the Word and you’ll find reassuring Grace daily!

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

Jehovah, Our Lord God!

And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the Baals, and they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt, and they followed other gods from among the gods of the people who were all around them, and they bowed down to them, and provoked the Lord to anger.
Judges 2 : 11 – 13 NKJV
So it was, as soon as Gideon was dead, the children of Israel again played the harlots with the Baals, and made Baal Beruth their god.
Judges 8 : 33 NKJV
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the works of men’s hands.
Those who make th are like them; so is everyone who trusts in them.
Psalm 135 : 15, 18 NKJV
They worshipped other nations idols and were trapped by them.
Psalms 106 : 36 NCV
Don’t you realise you beome the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.
Roman’s 6 : 16 NLT
Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your heart.
1 John 5 : 21 NKJV
When men turn away from the Lord God, the creator of the heavens and earth, they turn to other gods.
They turn to gods of success, of money, pleasure, lust, power, self and other needs.
Israel turned away from the God of their fathers, who had wrought miracles and deliverances in their lives, they turned to Baal, the gods of the other nations.
They served and were ensnared by Him.
Baal means, Lord, Master and Owner.
Who and whatever one submits to takes control and masters him.
Whatever we enthrone in our hearts, gets our first attention and becomes our Master.
Jesus died and became our Saviour and Lord. He doesn’t just own us, but He’s becomes our priced POSSESSION.
Anyone that has Him has abundant life with the things that pertain to life.
Seeking His Kingdom and His righteousness gives us the extra blessings with good health to enjoy them.
The other gods helplessly fail when needed!
So stay strong, serving only Jehovah!

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

Bride Of Christ!

For husbands, this means love your wives, as Christ loved the church. He gave up His life for her, to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. He did that to present her to Himself as a glorious church, without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead she will be holy and without a fault.
Ephesians 5:25-27 NLT
At one time you were separated from God. You were His enemies in your minds and the evil things you did were against God. But now God has made you His friends again. He did this through Christ’s death in the body that He might bring you into God’s presence as people who are holy, with no wrong, and with nothing of which God can judge you guilty. This will happen if you continue sure and strong in your faith. You must not be moved away from the hope brought to you by the Good News that you heard. That same Good News has been told to everyone in the world, and I, Paul, help in preaching that Good News.
Colossians 1:21-23 NCV
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans, and widows in their trouble and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
James 1:27 NKJV
You are all fair, my love, and there is no spot in you.
Songs of Solo 4:7 NKJV
The bride of Christ is His church. All the believers in Him are members of His church and make up His bride.
Do you know what the Lord’s intention is for you before His Father?
It’s to present you before Him as His fair and beautiful bride, the one He died for, cleansed and justified.
A day of presentation lies ahead when He wishes to present you, His glorious, redeemed church as a people who are holy, with no wrong, and with nothing of which God can judge you guilty.
This is a day to look forward to and prepare for.
As Colossians 1 says above, this will happen if we continue sure and strong in our faith, and not move away from the hope we received in Christ.
Let’s lean on God’s grace to keep us till that glorious day of presentation!
You are the Bride of Christ!

Monday 8th of March 2021

Faith With Actions!

For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them, but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.
Hebrew 4 : 2 NKJV
But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one is blessed.
James 1 : 25 NKJV
You see, faith by itself isn’t enough, unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.
James 2 : 17 NLT
The word of God is given for our profit, for therein we find the wonderful promises of God, and instructions to guide us on how to live and benefit from these promises.
The first step in drawing these promises into our lives is believing in the faithfulness of God who has promised them.
As we believe that Jehovah is able to do all things, we should also believe He is interested in doing it for US and not just for others.
The promises are also meant to become a reality in Your Own life, not just in Brother B or Sister A’s life.
Tapping into these promises also mean you are ready to follow the instructions and obey them.
Being a couch potato faith believer does not bring the promises to the table, it’s expected that one steps out to do as required in obedience, thereby opening the door for the promises to be received.
The word of God would not benefit us except it’s acted upon. That’s the reason not everyone who hears the word of God receives of it.
How much have you benefitted from the Word of God?
Has it’s efficacy become a reality in your life?
Can you look back and say indeed you are being transformed in character to be more like Jesus?
You are BLESSED when you are a DOER of the word and not a PASSIVE HEARER.
From today, may you ENJOY the promises of your Heavenly Father.
as you begin to LIVE DAILY by FAITH, WALKING in the Word of God!

Friday 5th of March 2021

Following Jesus Without Hypocrisy!

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to His disciples, ” The teachers of the religious law and the Pharisees are the official interpreter of the law of Moses. So practice and obey what they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they don’t practice what they teach.
Matthew 23 : 1 – 3 NLT
You are hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he said about you: These people show honour to me with words, but their hearts are far from me.
Matthew 15 :7 – 8 NCV
Such people claim to know God, but they deny Him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.
Titus 1 :16 NLT
“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things I say?
Luke 6 :46 NKJV
It is the same with you. People look at you and think you are good, but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and evil.
Matthew 23 :28 NCV
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise you are only fooling yourself.
James 1: 22 NLT
The Lord God is calling His church to move away from hypocrisy.
He is asking His children, the believers in Christ to humbly search ourselves and be sure we are not living hypocritical lives.
A hypocrite is one who says all the right things about God’s word but doesn’t live by it, and also resentfully refuses to remove the log from his own eyes but seeks to take out the speck from another.
Calling out sin as sin doesn’t make one a hypocrite.
We have a mandate to call sin by its name, and not call bad good, but we are also to live by the truth of God’s word.
The Pharisees were bad examples in their own time, they said the right things but never lived by them.
We as children of God are called to share His Word, to live and be accountable to the same word.
One time slipping off is not the issue, it’s living and dining in the dirt while professing righteousness is a hindrance to the seekers of the Kingdom of God..
The World needs to hear Jesus in our words and see Him in our actions.
Let’s begin to live and live right today!

Thursday 4th of March 2020

Tell The Good News!

If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when He returns in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.
Mark 8:38 NLT
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.
So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News.
2 Timothy 1:7-8 NLT
I am not ashamed of the Good News, because it is the power God uses to save everyone who believes- to save the Jews first, and then to save non-Jews.
Romans 1:16 NCV
But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have not heard about them? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them?
Romans 10:14 NLT
Jesus said to His followers, “Go everywhere in the world, and tell the Good News to everyone.
Mark 16:15 NCV
The world has become very bold in idolatry and other sins, while the children of light seem to have been muted, cowardly relaxing in a corner.
Many are afraid to speak out because of the fear of attack or being singled out as preaching hate.
As sin infests every corner in nations, the Lord God expects His children to rise and begin to speak out fearlessly.
We are to call good, good and bad, bad.
We are to say every sin is sin according to God (the moral giver) who has decared it so in His moral law (His Word).
We are to share God’s proven and accepted plan of salvation through Christ Jesus.
The world needs to know a way has been made.
They need to hear the loving kindness of God that offers eternal life over eternal damnation.
The world needs to know Salvation is free for any one who believes and calls unto Jesus.
How will the world hear if we refuse to speak out?
We are saved to be vessels of salvation.
Today, Let’s tell the Good News Unashamedly!

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

Reflecting God’s Glory!

Who is that young woman that shines out like the dawn? She is as PRETTY as the MOON, as bright as the sun, as wonderful as the army flying flags.

Song of songs 6:10 NCV
Then Moses came down from Mount Sinai, carrying the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, he wasn’t aware that his face had become RADIANT because he had spoken to the Lord.
Exodus 34:29 NLT
So all of us who have had the veil removed can see and REFLECT the GLORY of the Lord. And the Lord- who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like Him as we are changed onto His GLORIOUS image.
2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived they were uneducated and untrained men, they marvelled. And they realised they had BEEN WITH JESUS.
Acts 14:13 NKJV
The surface of the moon is an imperfect body, filled with craters and irregular dark patches.
So in reality its far from being pretty on its own.
What makes the moon look beautiful from a distance is the radiance of the sun.
Without the reflection of sunlight that falls on it, the moon ceases to glow.
The beauty of the moon is dependent on the Sun similarly for a child of God.
A believers beauty is not based on physical endowments, but on the reflection of the indwelling Spirit of Christ.
If one was to look at only physical endowments, surely a lot of imperfections and flaws will be noticed.
The beauty of God’s glory rubs off on the believer who’s learnt to dwell in the presence of God, in the same way Moses’ face became radiant unaware to him.
As we behold the word of God with an open heart, believing and obeying it, we are continuously changed to reflect the glory of God.
Being at the feet of God fellowshipping with Him brings a beautiful transformation that works from inward to outward.
It can school the unlearned to become bold to walk on extraordinary terrains like the early disciples.
The glory of God on the believer separates Him from the world.
Let’s seek God’s glorious presence!

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Faithfulness For Promotion! 

Whoever can be trusted (faithful) with a little, can also be trusted (faithful) with a lot, and whoever is dishonest (unfaithful) with a little is dishonest with a lot.
If you can not be trusted with worldly riches, then who will trust you with true riches? And if you cannot be trusted with things that belong to someone else, who will give you things of your own?
Luke 16:10 -12 NCV
People should think of us as servants of Christ, the ones God has trusted with His secrets. Now in this way those who are trusted with something valuable must show they are worthy of that trust.
1 Corinth 2:1-2 NCV
Employers seek to hire people who have not only been referenced as hard working but also faithful.
Faithfulness is a virtue every child of God should cultivate.
It opens doors to higher levels of responsibilities and promotions.
So faithfulness in stewardship should be an unhidden character of the believer in Christ.
It doesn’t matter where one is planted for an assignment, but should be spoken of as dependable and faithful.
We are to be faithful both in our circular day to day jobs and also in the things of God’s Kingdom committed into our hands.
God watches from above how we manage these things.
If we serve well out of reverence for God, then He engineers our earthly bosses to reward us with the needed promotions in time.
When God decides to reward our faithfulness through promotions, no boss is able to withhold it.
As believers we must therefore understand our rewards/promotions come from God who sees our commitment and faithfulness in secret.
He’s also given us gifts, skills and abilities for the propagation of His Kingdom, and are expected to be faithful in the use of these gifts, and not hide them away.
Every gift is important and will be accounted for.
When we are busy and faithful in God’s business, He will also be busy and faithful in our business.
Do you desire a promotion from God?
Then Be faithful to Him!
And be found trustworthy in His business!

Monday 1st of March 2021

Yielding In All Areas!

When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear; sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarrelling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension and division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.
There is no law against these things!
Those of belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to His cross and crucified them there.
Since we are leaving by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.
Galatians 5:19-25 NLT
Apostle Paul addressed the Galatian believers in the above texts.
He had to address the need for believers in Christ to live and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in EVERY area of their lives.
For it’s not good for one to profess to be a child of God, born again, Spirit filled, yet is living and exhibiting the character of people who have not come in contact with the saving grace of God, that changes lives.
When a believer is living a DOUBLE LIFE, holding unto Christ with his hands and then using his feet to gather the sweet but sour candies of the world, then his lifestyle will exhibit the works of the sinful nature.
So it’s a lack of total yieldness to the Spirit of God that produces sexual immorality, lustful pleasures, sorcery, drunkenness, wild parties, envy etc. in our lives.
Satan would always try to draw our hearts through the lusts of our flesh, but we must remember we’ve CRUCIFIED them on the cross and SWORN new allegiance to His Spirit.
We must strive to bear and exhibit the FRUIT of Christ’s Spirit in us.
Let’s yield to Him in ALL AREAS of our lives and show our NEW IDENTITY is in Christ alone!

Friday 26th of February 2021

Hunger for Righteousness!

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (those who actively seek right standing with God), for they will be (completely) satisfied.
Matthew 5 :6 AMP
He has filled the hungry with good things and the rich he has sent away empty.
Luke 1 :53 NKJV
Is anyone thirsty?
Come and drink – even if you have no money! Come take your choice of wine or milk –
It’s all free.
Isaiah 55 :1 NLT
We all hunger and thirst after different things at different times.
The level of hunger or thirst each time determines what we do next.
One who is slightly thirsty or hungry may decide to hold on until He gets home to eat, or gets to a nearby shop to buy a drink, or may even decide to ignore it for a stipulated time if fasting is involved.
But one who is earnestly hungry or thirsty, would certainly step out to get food or even beg from another.
For instance, when a pregnant woman is thirsty for cold drink or craves for a particular food, nothing would satisfy her except that she craves for.
The serious thing about being hungry for food or thirsty for a drink is that it doesn’t allow us to just sit, but pushes us to seek for its satisfaction.
Similarly, a hunger and thirst for righteousness is not satisfied by a wishful thinking. It requires an active conscientious walk with the Lord.
A man that desires to live and walk in godliness would not live anyhow.
He would carefully choose the path to walk on, the company he keeps, what he does in his closet, what he listens to and watches in his private space, what his priorities are, his fellowship time with God and what his true aims and focuses are.
When a man desires righteous living and makes changes to walk in it, God also empowers him with the grace to live such a life and be satisfied in it.
Many hunger and thirst SOLELY for things money can buy which do not have eternal value, but not so many hunger and thirst to actually live the life of righteousness in God, which is eternal and FREE.
What do you hunger for?

Thursday 25th of February 202

Shining Love

You have heard it was said, “You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be Sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
Matth 5:43-45 NKJV
Arise, shine; for your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and the deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arose over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light and Kings to the brightness of your rising.
Isaiah 60:1-4 NKJV
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 NKJV
Jehovah created the sun for His own purpose.
He endowed it with the power to SHINE.
He instructed it to shine on everything; good, bad, ugly, beautiful, white, black, short, tall, weak, strong and just anything set on its path.
The sun was borne only to shine, and within it isn’t the power to discriminate.
Only those on its path do either agree to receive its light or hide from it.
The Sun doesn’t allow men, objects, mountains or valleys to define it.
Men and objects may try to block its rays from reaching certain places but it still shines anyway.
We are to be like our Father in Heaven, who loves all inspite of who they are.
Same grace to love has been put in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, and He expects us to shine out His love any way.
We’re to live following God’s footsteps.
Not letting men’s attitude and circumstances define who we are, or stop us from loving.
Satan will try to use people, hurts, issues and problems to block the light of God’s love in us, but we are to resist, radiating the rays of His love.
You are different in Christ!
So Arise and shine!
Don’t be limited to love or be defined by hurt!

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

Be God Focused!

All those who compete in the game use self control so they can win a crown. That crown is an earthly thing that lasts only a short time, but our crown will never be destroyed. So I do not run without a GOAL.
I fight like a boxer who is hitting something not just the air.
1 Corinth 9:25-26 NCV
No soldier in active service gets entangled in the (ordinary business) affairs of civilian lives; he AVOIDS them so that he may please the one who enlisted him to serve.
2 Timothy 2:4 AMP
I came down from heaven to do what God wants me to do, not what I want to do.
John 6:38 NCV
If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength; but wisdom (to sharpen the axe) helps him succeed (with less effort).
Ecclesiastes 10 :10 AMP
We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work.
John 9:4 NLT
Do you know God’s purpose for your life, the very reason you are on planet earth?
A man who doesn’t know God’s will for him is like a boxer beating the air without a target.
He is also likened to the dull axe used on a tree, but it doesn’t impact the tree.
Because the axe is dull, the job takes more time, and every energy exerted on it dissipates missing the focus.
This is unlike a sharp axe which requires less time with same energy.
As it strikes the tree, it hits the focus and cuts through the tree.
Jesus knew the Father’s will and assignment, He stayed focused on it and finished it.
He didn’t deviate from it, nor did he allow the happenings or pursuit of His time distract Him.
We are called to be soldiers of Christ, we have no business with the the world and its glamour.
All the Glamour is its vanity fair, meant to change the heavenly focus of the children of God.
But be WISE!
Make God your very focus and the reason for everything you do.
We are to make His WILL the AIM of our lives, and His PURPOSE our FOCUS.
Night is fast creeping in, no more time for distractions!
LIVE WELL!

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

 Rest For Your Soul!

You know when I sit down and when I get up. You know my thoughts before I think them.
You know where I go and when I lie down. You know everything I do.
Lord, even before I say a word, you already know it.
Psalms 139 : 2 – 4 NCV
People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy. Blessed are those who fear to do wrong, but the stubborn are headed for serious trouble.
Proverbs 28 :13 -14 NLT
Happy is the person whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned. Happy is the person whom the Lord does not consider guilty and in whom there is nothing false. When I kept things to myself, I felt weak deep inside me. I moaned all day long.
Psalms 32 :1- 3 NCV
Then Jesus said, ” Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let Me teach you, because I am gentle and humble at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.
Matthew 11: 28 – 30 NLT
David the Psalmists discovered as He stated above, when he kept things to himself, He felt weak deep inside him and moaned all day long.
A heart heavily burdened causes the body to be weak and can make one withdrawn and irritable.
Our Father doesn’t want us be in this kind of state, for Satan can easily take advantage of our weakness.
So many things may burden our hearts; needs, projects, sickness, relationship, marriage, children, finance, school, work, family, sin, passion for the things of God, or even someone else’s situation.
Our Father asks us to come to Him with whatever that burdens our heart.
We must remember He already sees all and knows all.
Nothing is hidden before Him, so we can’t actually hide anything.
He has promised to give us rest. In His rest is the solution and direction we need for our soul.
Even if we have sinned, He will forgive.
He will teach us and make the journey light.
So today, let God have your burden!

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Praise Adonia!

From sunrise until sunset
Adonai's name is to be praised.
Adonai is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens.
Who is like Adonai our God seated in the heights.
Psalms 113:3-5 CJB
I will exalt You, my God and King,
And praise Your name forever and ever.
I will praise You everyday,
Yes, I will praise You forever.
Great is the Lord!
He is most worthy of praise!
No one can measure His greatness!
Psalms 145:1-3 NLT
Parents are very good in praising their children.
They praise them when they have done good or well, and also praise them when they dress and look beautiful, handsome and smart.
Parents do this to build up their children's confidence and make them know they are loved.
Even when their child's art work is far from expectation, they still say something nice about the artwork.
What of Adonai, our God?
His glory isn't hidden, the beauty of His creation is everywhere!
His mercy and love reflect on you and I.
His faithfulness can't be denied.
His Words remain final.
His wisdom is infinite and knowledge inexhaustible.
His Power and dominion is unchallenged!
He begins when men have signed off.
He resurrects that which men have buried.
He remembers whom men have forgotten.
From the rising of the sun until its going down, His throne stands immovable!
The Lord Our God is Most Worthy of our praise, yet men do not praise Him, or extol the works of His hands.
Our feelings of love, disappointment or dislike towards His acts and decisions doesn't affect Him from being who He is.
He is who He is!
We are, because His mercies speaks.
We are vessels in His hands, because His mercies speak.
Because of His mercies, we have not been replaced by stones, donkeys, birds and even trees.
These know and appreciate God their sustenance, through the noises they make.
What of us?
Our eyes are open to what we don't have and blind to what we have.
Due to this we complain and murmur, instead of praise.
Be grateful!
We owe God every praise!
So let's praise Him today onwards!

Friday 19th of February 2021

Wait For God! 

Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous.
Yes wait patiently for the Lord.
Psalm 27:14 NLT
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his ways, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
Psalm 37:7 NKJV
I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the pit of destruction, out of the sticky mud.
He stood me on a rock and made my feet steady.
Psalm 40:1-2 NCV
I know that whatever God does will last forever; there is nothing to add or subtract from it.
And God has done it so that people will fear Him.
Ecclesiastes 3:14 CJB
God’s timing is always the best, and His doing unique and outstanding!
Although God’s timing and works are great, the act of waiting for it can be burdensome to the carnal man.
That’s why, patience is a virtue we must all cultivate as children of God.
The world knows no patience, but in contrast everything thrives on patience in the Kingdom of God, for our ways are not God’s ways neither our plans God’s plans, there-in God overrules.
In His Kingdom everything submits to His Timing!
As children of the Most High who desire to enjoy the benefits of His Kingdom, we operate under His rulership, this requires patience and perserverance, for God doesn’t offer half baked blessings.
Therefore, when we go to God whether with our needs or just to fellowship with Him, we give it time and wait on Him to answer!
We must remember He sits in Heaven, and the Earth is His footstool, so He sees everything at a go.
He alone knows the best time to shift, overturn and bring into existence what is needed.
His blessings and answers given in His time never bring sorrow!
You must not run ahead with friends who seem to have been sorted in their own ways!
Don’t envy them for you may not know their TRUE stories!
Wait for God!
When He answers, you will be taken out from the sticky shame and stood out as His EXHIBIT!
Wait for God’s TIME!
And recieve God’s BEST!

Thursday 18th of February 2021

Correction!

Search me, O God, and know my heart.
Test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the paths of everlasting life.
Psalm 139 :23 -24 NLT
The ear that hears the rebukes of life will abide among the wise.
He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, but He who heeds rebukes gets understanding.
Prov.. 15 :31- 32 NKJV
Discipline is severe for one who leaves the way, and whoever can’t stand correction will die.
Proverbs 15 : 10 CJB
My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline and don’t be upset when He corrects you.
For the Lord corrects those He loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom He delights.
Proverbs 3 :11- 12 NLT
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realise what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
2 Timothy 3 : 16 NLT
As children of God, on the heavenly path, racing, towards the finish line where stands our desire (the Crown of Victory), daily we must take heed, to make sure we are still standing in the grace of our Lord Jesus.
The Psalmist prayed to the Lord to SEARCH and TEST him, to POINT OUT any thing that offends the Lord, and then to LEAD him on the path of everlasting life.
This should be the cry of every child of God, for the heart of man is subtle, only God can truly see and dissect what is there-in.
Because our Father loves us, any obstacle He sees on our path of righteousness, He brings to our attention.
He does so through His Word and Vessels He sends our way.
When we listen and change, we getter better and push further on the race track.
Pride, greed, shame and selfishness sometimes hinder one from accepting correction. Gentle correction neglected could lead to severe discipline from the Lord.
If we desire Heaven, we must humbly accept the corrections and the discipline of God, borne out of His love.
May our ears ALWAYS hear, and heed to His corrections and Leadings!

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

The Lord Our Sufficiency

Then he told me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: you will not succeed by your own strength or by your own power, but by My Spirit,” says The Lord All Powerful.
Zechariah 4:6 NCV
I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13 NKJV
I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in Him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
John 15:5 NKJV
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God.
2 Corinthians 3:5 NKJV
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace towards me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
1 Corinth 15:10 NKJV
I mean that you have been saved by grace through believing. You did not save yourselves. It was a gift from God. It was not the result of your own efforts, so you cannot brag about it.
Ephesians 2:8-9 NCV
Our old life without Christ was full of self and all Self could accomplish in its glory, but our new life, is that which is a gift.
A gift bought and paid for by the blood of Christ, and all that can be accomplished in and through this new life, can only be by the empowerment of His Spirit.
Our new life in Christ is a total new terrain, not like the old one, but actually opposite to the old one.
It’s a life that projects love in the face of hatred, peace in chaos, joy in suffering, hope in hopelessness..
Abiding in Christ, letting His presence fill our beings, empowering, leading and directing our desires or plans helps us accomplish His will.
The Truth is without Christ’s Spirit, Power and interventions we can do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
Any and everything we try to do or achieve on our own is meaningless and unrewarded because MISSES THE MARK of Christ.
Never ever think you are sufficient of your own!
We all need the help of the Spirit of God!
Daily, as we receive His GRACE in HUMILITY, our labour will never be in vain!

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

 God’s Promises, Legally Yours!

The Lord is my strength and my (impenetrable) shield; My heart trusts (with unwavering confidence) in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I shall thank Him and praise Him.
Psalms 28:7 AMP
I will say to the Lord, “You are my place of safety and protection. You are my God and I trust You.” God will save you from hidden traps and deadly diseases.
Psalms 91:2-3 NCV
A teacher who was posted newly to a class, on her first day began to ask each pupil his name, in a way of acquainting herself with them.
In excitement, they all said their names exhibiting their personalities and confidence through their gestures.
But she noticed one student who only whispered his name.
He had to whisper “David” many times before the teacher could grasp his name.
This new teacher asked him, “Are you sure that’s your name?” David nodded. The teacher then replied, “Now tell me your name confidently like you who own it,” on hearing that to the surprise of the class, David boldly shouted out his name for the first time like he owned it.
It was David understanding his name was legitimately his, that stopped his whispering.
Similarly, ALL the promises of God written in His Word are LEGALLY ours.
Like Prov 18: 10 says,
The name of the Lord is a tower, the righteous runs into it and he is saved.
Psalm 27:1 says, “The Lord is my light and the one who saves me, so why should I fear anyone? The Lord protects my life. So why should I be afraid?
As believers in Christ, we have heard these scriptures over and over, and we do know these promises, yet we curl up in our corners in timidity like David, who was not sure his name was legitimately his.
These promises are not just written words, they are WORDS EMPOWERED to prove themselves strong and come to manifestation when believed and declared boldly in faith.
The Word of God never lies.
It’s Tried and proven to be True!
It’s your LEGAL POSSESSION!
So today, Believe it!
Declare it!
And it will work for you!

Monday 15th of February 2021

Secured In God!

Those who trust in the Lord are as secure as Mount Zion; they will not be defeated but will endure forever.
Psalm 25 :1 NLT
I know the Lord is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for He’s right beside me.
Psalm 16:8 NLT
What do you know of God, especially pertaining to His relationship with you?
Do you know, as in knowing, that you know the Lord is always with you?
If we know then, why do we panic, worry and become fearful over any wind that blows on our side?
Why do believers fear so much of Covid 19, of cancer, of whatever Satan tries to harass us with, when we know the Lord is always with us?
The Truth is, yes many know and recite the above scriptures but the very words and meaning of the scriptures are not rooted in our hearts, to transform our thinking.
The scriptures sit in our heads and not in our hearts.
We know God, but do not TRUST Him or His Word ENOUGH.
We have not learnt to HOLD unto His Word, for His Word is Him.
We have not learnt to approach His Word the way little children believe, instead we over think His Word through limited science.
We see God as we see other humans, who are unfaithful and undependable but not as Almighty God, who is not a mere man.
We must wake up to the realisation that the God we serve is indeed the God above all that is, was and will ever be.
There’s no shadow of doubt in Him.
He is who He is and changes not.
There’s Security of the mind, soul and body for anyone who understands and runs wholeheartedly to Him.
Trusting Jehovah must start in the heart, overturning every other man made anchor in the heart and mind.
One must come to the point, the heart will undoubtedly whisper, I know that I know, and Know, my trust is absolutely in God and I’m not afraid of what Satan, man or any situation may confront me with.
When the heart of a man comes to this resolution without wavering, then indeed it has become like Mount Zion, immovable.
Child of God, the Lord is always with you.
Be strong!
Never shake or accept defeat!

Friday 12th of February 2021

Time For The Word!

Teach me Your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to Your Truth!
Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honour you.
Psalm 86:11 NLT
I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 119:11 NLT
Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.
But they delight in the law of God, meditating on it day and night.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.
Psalm 1:1-3 NLT
What’s your innermost desire?
What is it your heart yearns for that pops up inbetween your thoughts, which makes you either to smile, sigh, shake your head or even bow your heart to quietly wish it out?
What a man’s heart desperately desires pushes him to give his time and effort at least in making sure it becomes a reality.
Think of how people tend to further their education, improve their skills, work so hard for a better career, better job, more money, more investments, better comfort in life and better…
A man would not invest quality time and resources in what does not click in his heart and mind as TREASURE, he gets by it just whenever..
The Psalmist sought with his heart to know the Word of God, because he knew it to be a lifeline for all and everything.
The Word of God preserves a man in righteousness, heals his whole being, causes him to prosper in all his ways, protects him from the evil one and shows him the right path to walk on, escaping all the potholes in the journey of life and also it helps him stay connected to his Maker.
David understood these, so did not joke with the Word of God.
He made out time, to study and meditate on it, not only in the day but also at night.
He ensured his life was governed by God’s instructions.
He revered God and made God’s word His REALITY and TRUTH!
David didn’t just wish for the word, he MADE TIME for it!
WE NEED THE WORD!
Let’s give it our TIME!

Thursday 11th of February 2021

Fruitfullnes!

Thieves are jealous of each other’s loot, but the godly are well rooted and bear their own fruits.
Proverbs 12:12 NLT
And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow Him. Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.
Colossians 2 :6-7 NLT
God has called us unto fruitfulness.
Inside everyone is the grace to be fruitful in the things the Lord has called one to do.
We are exhorted not to be coveteous, instead stand in our positions and dig deep in Christ who causes us to prosper in the works of our hands.
The Lord has called us to prosper physically and spiritually.
Many are able to do well in the circular world; in business, education and other ventures but are SPIRITUALLY unfruitful. In the areas of their faith, or in things pertaining to the kingdom of God and His righteousness, with godly character, they do not blossom.
A tree may be seen full of greeny, broad leaves, yet unfruitful.
The difference between a fruitful and unfruitful tree is in that part of the tree which is hidden and invisible to the eyes; it is in their roots.
From the roots of a tree come its nourishment, water and minerals.
A tree’s FRUITFULNESS never exceeds its ROOTFULNESS.
If the roots of a tree are weak and shallow, the tree will not only be unfruitful but may wither with time.
But roots that are strong and deeply sunk into the soil, nourish the tree to much fruitfulness.
Our inner or hidden life with God is likened to our spiritual roots.
It’s more of what we do in the closet with God that causes us to be fruitful.
No one may see our time with God in prayer, our faith, devotion, communion, obedience and love for Him, but these personal and consistent commitment to Him show forth on the outward as fruitfulness.
If you desire to be fruitful and great in God, then you must become DEEP in Him.
GROW DEEPER, STAND FRUITFUL!

Wednesday 10th of Feburary 2021

Return To The Lord!

Return, Israel, to the Lord your God. Your sins have been your downfall!
Take words with you and return to the Lord.
Say to Him, “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips. Assyria cannot save us, we will not mount warhorses, we will never say again, ‘Our gods’ to what our own hands have made, for in you the fatherless find compassion.”
I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them.
Hoses 14:1- 4 NIV
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.
1 Corinth..15:56 NKJV
“Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.
If you will only obey me, you will have plenty to eat. But if you turn away and refuse to listen, you will be devoured by the sword of your enemies.
I, the Lord, has spoken.
Isaiah 1 :18 -20 NLT
The Lord God delights in the peace, joy and prosperity of His people.
When He delivered Israel from the house of bondage, it was with a good intention.
To give them freedom to worship Him and also an inheritance of their own.
As He delivered, settled and prospered them, it wasn’t long their hearts strayed from God.
Their hearts got entrapped into the works of their hands as gods.
They gave their attentions to idols made by their own hands.
Sin found its way into their hearts and midst, opening up doors to pains, death and other downfalls.
The heart of man is deep and subtle, only God can tell when it’s shifted from the love of God Almighty, to the love of the world and something there-in.
Jehovah alone can tell what’s enthroned in the heart.
Any thing enthroned that’s not GOD, is a footstool for Satanic attacks.
We must return and confess our backslidden hearts, that our merciful God may forgive, restore and heal us.
Check your heart!
No sin is small!
Turn from your little god to GOD and His favour will return!

Tuesday 9th of Feburary 20

Generous Planting!

Remember this, a farmer who plants only a few seed will reap a small crop but the one who plants generously will get a generous crop
2 Corinthians 9 : 6
Most farmers are passionate about their profession and find fulfilment in meeting the needs of many through what they do.
A good farmer firstly, thinks of the kind of harvest he hopes for, and then plants the amount of seeds needed for it.
He understands he can only reap as much as he has sown under the right conditions.
A farmer that’s not excited about his profession would struggle to sow during the planting season.
We all are likened to farmers, for in whatever we do, we are sowing.
If a man cheerfully gives of himself to another as unto the Lord, the Lord receives and blesses him.
When we give to the poor, we lend to God. Proverbs 19:17
Whatever we give as unto God, He gives back in good measures, pressed down and running over, causing men to give unto our bossoms.
Ecclesiastes 11: 1 says we should send our grains across the sea, and in time profits will flow back to us.
Across the sea represents the many opportunities GOD BRINGS our ways for us to be a blessing.
A farmer that waits for PERFECT weather never plants, Eccl 11: 4.
If an individual waits to have enough resources or time, then he would never sacrifice anything. We are urged to give CHEERFULLY even out of the little we have, because God doesn’t bless anything grudgingly done.
When next you have an opportunity to give whether your RESOURCES, TIME or WORDS, do it happily. Give whatever your hand can give, while your heart’s focused on God and NOT ON any negativity.
Strive to serve joyfully and wholeheartedly, and give unto God your good measure.
May Heaven acknowledge the godly sacrifice of your time, words and resources, and cause you to reap a generous harvest of God’s goodness!

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Mondy 8th of Feburary 2021

Gifts and Talents from God!

“Look, I have specifically chosen Bezalel son of Uri, grandson of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. I have filled him with the spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability and expertise in all kinds of crafts. He is a master craftsman, expert in working with gold, silver and bronze. He is skilled in engraving and mounting gemstones and in carving wood. He is a master at every craft.
Exodus 31:2 -5 NLT
For the Kingdom of heaven is like a man travelling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one, He gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each according to His own ability, and immediately he went on a journey.
Matth 25:14-15 NKJV
But one and the same spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
1 Corinth 12:11 NKJV
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: …
Romans 12:6 NKJV
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.
1 Corinth 12:7 NKJV
What God did in the life of Bezalel, the grandson of Hur, is what He has equally done in our lives by His Holy Spirit.
We have all received talents, skills, gifts according to our abilities, as the Holy Spirit has willed for His purpose and calling.
Who can tell what and how much is deposited in you except the Spirit that has furnished it?
How can men see these gracious gifts and talents in action except the receiver agree with God to put them in use?
The Lord God described Bezalel as a master craft man, an expert in all kinds of craft, but Bezalel may not have felt like it or seen it that way, but God who sees all knows what He has deposited in every child of His.
No child of God is left without a skill, talent or gift.
What we may view as small is so great before God.
He has given it to be put it in use for His Kingdom services and the profit of all.
How much in use is your your talent or gift for God?
You owe it to God!
Use your gift!

Friday 5th of February 2021

No To Golden Calf!

When the people saw how long it was taking Moses to come back down the mountain, they gathered round Aaron. “Come on,” they said, “make us some gods who can lead us. We don’t know what happened to this fellow Moses, who brought us here from the land of Egypt.” So Aaron said, “Take the gold rings from the ears of your wives and sons and daughters and bring them to me.”
All the people took the gold rings from their ears and brought them to Aaron. And Aaron took the gold, and melted it down, and moulded it into the shape of a calf. When the people saw it, they exclaimed, “O Israel, these are the gods who brought you out of the land of Egypt!”
Exodus 32 : 1 – 4 NLT
Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.
1 John 5 : 21 NLT
Two months after the Israelites left Egypt, they arrived in the wilderness of Sinai.
In Sinai, God showed them His glory, they were in awe of Him. They promised to serve and worship Him alone as God.
It wasn’t long, God asked Moses up the mountain for more instructions.
Aaron, Moses’ brother and helper (whom God used to speak to Pharoah since Moses was a stammerer) was left to be with the children of Israel at the FOOT of the mountain.
God kept Moses on the MOUNTAIN TOP until He had finished with Him.
But the Israelites became impatient, for they perceived it as abandonment. In their uneasiness and lack of endurance, they forgot it was the same God, who had earlier delivered them that delayed Moses (the mouth piece of God).
Just a little shaking and discomfort, they began to seek an alternative god. What could Aaron offer than a dead god?
When men turn away from Jehovah, they embrace the nations gods. They embrace the god of gold, of money, of comfort …
Impatience and fear caused these men to change the spiritual course God had mapped out for them.
They sort self gratification, abandoning the God of Moses.
No matter how Satan shakes you with fear or discomfort, you must stay waiting on God!

Thursday 4th od February 2021

Faith’s Not Complicated!

I am not ashamed of the Good News, because it is the power God uses to save everyone who believes- to save the Jews first, and then the non-Jews. The Good News shows how God makes people right with Himself- that it begins and ends with faith. As the Scripture says, “But those who are right with God will live by faith.”
Romans 1:16-17 NCV
So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Acts 16:31 NKJV
For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him, will not be put to shame.” For there’s no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all…For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Romans 10:11-13 NKJV
Let me ask you only this, “Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law of by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit are you now perfected in the flesh?
Galatians 1:2-3 ESV
It was Faith that brought us to Salvation Road, and it’s Faith that will see us to the very end into Eternity with Christ.
We heard the Good News of Christ’s love, death and redemption from sin. We were convicted, believed, accepted and called on the Saviour for Salvation.
Now are we saved!
The walk of Faith is walking in the Spirit!
We started with Christ by Faith, through ‘simply’ believing the Word of God. As we are progressing in Him, our faith should grow stronger and immovable.
What does Satan do?
He ensures, instead of us growing strong in ‘simply’ believing God just like children do, in TOTAL trust for their parents, he uses earthly wisdom to cause us stray from the path of Faith.
We begin to have double mind in God’s protection and providence, leaning on human knowledge and works, which exposes us the more to satan’s attacks.
We are told that those who are right with God will live by Faith.
Faith is not complicated!
It’s ‘simply’ believing God in EVERYTHING.
Remember!
No one can do for you what God doesn’t do for you!
So let’s live by believing God!

Wednesday 3rd of Feburary 2021

The Lamb of God!

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
John 1:29 NLT
He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins – and not only our sins but sins of all the world.
1 John 2 :2 NLT
The priests who offers the sin offering must eat his portion in a sacred place within the courtyard of the tabernacle.
Leviticus 6: 26 NLT
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation …
1 Peter 2 :9 NKJV
The Word became a human and lived among us. We saw His glory-the glory that belongs to the only Son of the Father-and He was full of grace and truth.
John 1 :14 NCV
He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me live.
John 6:56 -57 NKJV
We must be careful with what we eat, for we are what we eat and do what we eat.
God Almighty asked the priests in the old testament to eat of the sin offering from the people, for the sacrifice was HOLY unto Him.
The offering was for the atonement of sin.
Jesus, the lamb of God, sacrificed over two thousand years ago became the final atonement. A sacrifice fit and accepted by the Father.
Today, we are His priests, called to partake of same sacrifice.
Physical food sustains the physical body, but spiritual food sustains the spiritual being.
Doctors advise us to avoid junk food, for it is unhealthy.
So God through His Word, points us to the food we must continually eat.
This is the WORD that became FLESH, when our heart partakes of, our spirit lives on.
Whatever we partake of in the spiritual realm, we also become in that realm. If we eat food of bitterness, lust, gossip and other impurities, we become spiritually unclean. But when we eat of that which is PURE and HOLY, we become pure and holy, spiritually energised and empowered.
As we daily feed and live on Jesus; on His love, on His mercy .., we become just like Him!
Let’s feed and be like Jesus!

Tuesday 2nd of Feburary 2021

Divine Exchange!

Who would have believed what we heard? Who saw the Lord’s power in this?
He grew up like a small plant before the Lord, like a root growing up in a dry land.
He had no special beauty or form to make us notice Him; there was nothing in our appearance to make us desire Him.
He was hated and rejected by people. He had much pain and suffering. People would not even look at Him.
He was hated, and we didn’t even notice Him.
But He took our suffering on Him, and felt our pain for us.
We saw His suffering and thought God was punishing Him. But He was wounded for the wrong we did, He was crushed for the evil we did.
The punishment which made us well, was given to Him, and we are healed because of His wounds.
We have all wandered away like sheep, each of us had gone his own way. But the Lord has put on Him the punishment for all the evil we have done.
He was beaten down and punished, but He didn’t say a word.
He was like a lamb being led to be killed. He was quiet, as a sheep is quiet while its wool is being cut off; He never opened His mouth.
Men took Him away roughly and unfairly. He died without children to continue His family.
He was put to death, He was punished for the sins of my people.
He was buried with wicked men, and He died with the rich. He had done nothing wrong and never lied.
But it was the Lord who decided to crush Him and make Him suffer, The Lord made His life to be a penalty offering …
Isaiah 53 :1-10 NCV
We owe our Lord Jesus everything that spell life to us.
He gave His all to bring us to a place of reconciliation with His Father.
Think of how much He went through!
He received all the abuse, rejection and beatings on our behalf, He never uttered a word.
He was hated, wounded and crushed for our sins, led away to be killed like a lamb, yet never opened His mouth.
So much He endured for us!
He paid the price in full and NOW sits in glory!
TODAY, how FAR are you willing to go FOR and WITH Him, ENDURING all discomfort WITHOUT uttering a word?

Monday 1st of Feburary 2021

Worthy Walking!

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to WALK worthy of the calling with which you are called.
Ephesians 4:1 NKJV
LOOK straight ahead, and fix your EYES on what lies before you.
Mark out a straight path for your FEET; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked, keep your FEET from following evil.
Proverbs 4:25-27 NLT
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I FOCUS on this one thing: Forgetting the past and LOOKING forward to what lies ahead.
Philippians 3 :13 NLT
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. FIX your THOUGHTS on what is true, honourable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Philippians 4: 8 NLT
We’ve been called into the family of God with a Holy calling.
It’s our responsibility, by the help of the Holy Spirit to live and walk in a manner worthy of this Unmerited grace.
Through discipline, we beat our body into shape to conform to the dictates of the Spirit of God.
There’s a strong alliance between our EYES, THOUGHTS and FEET.
Once we are able to keep them in check, in the right direction, then we are braced.
It’s good we understand our feet always move in the direction our eyes are focused, that’s why walking backwards with eyes focused in the opposite direction leads to falls and delays.
It’s unnatural to walk backwards, people only do it promptly.
So to walk worthy of our Calling, we must ensure our eyes are focused on the Calling, then will our feet walk in same direction.
Again it’s counter productive to let our thoughts wander in opposite direction to our focus.
It’s nonsensical desiring a life of holiness while our eyes or thoughts are fixed on obscene materials. Eventually, the feet would lead the whole body to unholy places if focus is not changed.
If we therefore, desire Heaven, our eyes must stay FOCUSED on Heaven, our thoughts on WORTHY things and our feet on the GODLY path.
These THREE must be singing same song!

Friday 30th of  January 2021

Shun Wordly Desire

Dear Friends, i warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners,” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls.1 Peter 2 :11 NLT

What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you?
James 4 :1 NLT
The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is the opposite of what the spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.
Galatians 5 :17 NLT
… Dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful natures urges you to do. For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live.
Romans 8 :12-13 NLT
So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.
Galatians 5 :16 NLT
Do you know there’s constant war going on in your members?
That’s why many blow hot and cold and don’t fathom why?
The sinful nature is the enemy of our soul (mind, emotions and will) and our spirit.
It fights to dominate them.
We must understand nothing good, as in good comes from the flesh. The flesh is very carnal and underneath whatever it presents as good, is a lace of evil.
We are not under any obligation to fulfill it’s desires!
When we do, it’s because of our lust and choices made.
As scary as it sounds, living by the dictates of the sinful nature is DEATH!
1 Peter 2:11 WARNS us as temporary residents on earth, who know we will eventually vacate this earth, to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against our minds, our emotions and desires.
We individually know what it is we lust after, that kicks in the war in our souls to AVOID them.
Since we know the Spirit gives us desires that our flesh hates, then let’s be ALERT to identify and follow the Spirit.
Be Spirit LED and LIVE!

Thursday 28th of January 2021

The Shepherd’s Voice!

Jesus replied, “I have already told you, and you don’t believe me. The proof us the work I do in my Father’s name. But you don’t believe me because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice. I know my them and they follow me.
I give them eternal life and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for My Father has given them to me and He is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.
John 10: 25 – 30 NLT
The Jews in the time of Jesus found it difficult to believe and accept he was the prophesied Messiah to come.
He lived and died without many believing in Him.
In the midst of all that confusion, there were still some who believed and were able to identify Him as the Messiah.
The ones that believed His voice became His sheep.
Even today, many are believing and joining His sheepfold, both Jews and Gentiles.
We are glad, we believe and have also become the sheep of His pasture.
The outstanding thing about the shepherd and sheep relationship is the ability of the sheep to listen and identify the shepherd’s voice.
In the out field, there are many flocks grazing as their shepherd’s watch over them, meaning there are many voices that are heard giving commands to the sheep.
If a sheep doesn’t sharpen his ear to note and recognise the voice of its shepherd, it would have a problem navigating in the field.
This could mean for the sheep not following after her Shepherd with His flock.
This sheep could also stray and follow a strange flock and Shepherd.
And also she could be left behind at the mercies of wild animals, without the protection of the Shepherd.
It may turn out after a long search the sheep is reunited with the flock, lost to the wrong flock or to death by wild animals.
It is therefore important for us to KNOW, LISTEN and FOLLOW the voice of the words of our true Shepherd, Jesus.
By His grace, we will not be left behind or snatched away as we obediently abide in Him.

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

More Than Sparrows!

What is the price of five sparrows – two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.
Luke 12 : 6 – 7 NLT
I lie awake. And am like a sparrow alone on the housetop.
Psalm 102 :7 NKJV
Even the sparrows find a home, and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young at a place near your altar, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, my King and my God!
Psalm 84 : 3 NLT
How impartial is our God!
He looks down and upholds the lowly, for He is no respecter of persons.
Sparrows in biblical days were very common birds, small in size and of little value.
Although they made sweet chirping sounds but were considered to be noisy and of no significant importance. Sitting on housetops depicted loneliness and rejection.
Yes, they were worthless birds in the eyes of the society, but it was God who created them.
God’s not careless about them, just like every other creation of His.
His eyes are on the Sparrows, watching, feeding and making sure they bring forth their own kind, fulfilling destiny.
God says, “You are Worth more than the Sparrows!”
Your worth is not defined by what you have or do not have.
It’s not defined by your marital status, by your ownership of a house, by your big or small car, by your numerous children, by your fat salary, by the food you eat or apparel you wear, by the reserved area you live in or by the top association you keep and it’s not by the colour of your skin or your accent or intonation.
None of the above matter and should define you!
You are only defined in God who created you!
The society may not be able to handle the grace you carry on the inside, but you are who you are for the purposes of God, and as you stick with Him, nothing will deter you.
Even the Sparrow nests and raises her young near God’s altar, so you will shine and fulfill destiny near God’s altar.
For your worth, Jesus went to the cross

Tuesday 26th of January 2021

Be Ready!

For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies. When we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. God Himself has prepared us for this, as a guarantee He has given us His Holy Spirit. …So whether we are away here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please Him. For we MUST all stand before Christ to be JUDGED. We will each RECEIVE whatever we DESERVE for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.
2 Corinthians 5 :1-10 NLT
Paul took his time to exhort believers of Corinth of what living and dying entails for the believer in Christ Jesus.
The fall of man in the Garden of Eden ensured man would not live eternally on earth, for that sin of disobedience spiralled a decay in the creation of God.
The tree of Life which was then in Eden was protected from man.
So every creation on earth has it’s end of life and gradually wastes away.
Our beautiful bodies, even under cosmetic surgeries will waste away.
Life in our earthly bodies must come to an end at a point in time.
If it doesn’t go naturally by old age, then sickness, accident, murder and other causes would end it.
No matter how ours end, our heavenly Father has another eternal body-like clothing in waiting.
So we not must fear death, it will come at its own time.
Most Importantly is preparing for what’s ahead, which is standing before Christ to be judged.
Every good or evil done in this earthly body and space will be accounted for.
Let’s be ready for our deserved REWARDS!

Monday 25th of January 2021

Have Your Way, Lord!

Then Solomon said, ” My father, David, wanted to build this Temple to honour the name of the Lord, the God of Israel. But the Lord told him, ‘You wanted to build the Temple to honour my name. Your intention is good, but you are not the one to do it. One of your own sons will build the Temple to honour me.
2 Chronicles 6:7-9 NLT
Many plans are in a man’s mind. But it’s the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand (be carried out).
Proverbs 19:21 AMP
The Lord says, “My thoughts are not like your thoughts. Your ways are not like My ways. Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8-9 NCV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
Yahweh is God above all.
His plans and thoughts are ways beyond our conception, for He alone knows and sees the bigger picture, from the very end.
The bit we get to know or perceive is only a sneak preview revealed by Him to keep us from stagnancy and get us moving in the direction revealed.
The Lord understands our thoughts and feelings of love and gratitude towards Him. No one knows us like He does, neither do we know ourselves like He does.
We do a lot of things for the service of God and are a blessing to our neighbours as an expression of our love for God. Humanly speaking, it’s our ways of walking in the Lord’s footsteps.
From the story of David’s desire to build a Temple for the Lord, we learn that all our intentions or desires in life, towards God or man, no matter how great or spiritual they are, must be firstly tabled before the Lord. Our desires or plans must be in line with God’s own plans for us.
God frustrates and rejects plans not in line with His will, but prospers and graces what He wills.
We should therefore desire His will be enthroned in ours, as we humbly let go off ours.
Have your way, Lord!

Friday 22nd of January 2021

Treasure Sotrage!

We all come to the end of our lives as naked and empty-handed as on the day we were born.
We can’t take our riches with us.
Ecclesiastes 5: 15 NLT
Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eats them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rusts can not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Matthew 6:19-20 NLT
We are encouraged not to store our treasures here on earth but in heaven, although we live on earth.
It’s because whatever it is we treasure and store on earth is open to theft and destruction.
In heaven where God resides, there are no thieves, whether physical or spiritual ones.
The most important reason though is the fact none will live eternally on earth.
A day unknown is coming -as Jesus tarries- when one would have to move from this earthly abode to a heavenly one without taking along any earthly riches.
In view of this, if one lived in South Africa for instance and knew one day he would return permanently to his home in England, would he not prepare for his final return?
In the near months of departure from South Africa, what would he wisely do with his properties or treasures?
Would he not possibly find a way to ship off the things treasured to England, sell off some items for cash and give away some as gifts.
Bearing in mind, the English currency is Pound, would he not convert his South African currency (Rand) to pound to enable him make purchases at home?
One is only able to do all this when his departure time is known.
But generally we do not know when we would depart from our earthly abode to the heavenly one.
So NOW, one thing we ought to be doing is preparing for our retirement from planet earth.
In wisdom, we should be loving God, USING our TIME, ENERGY and RESOURCES for the PURPOSES of heaven, thereby converting our earthly treasures which we can’t keep, to heavenly treasures we can’t lose.
Today, let’s start to live wisely and not lose out!

Thursday 21st of January 2021

Never Alone!

Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
She will give birth to a son, and they will call her Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’
Matthew 1 :23 NLT
…teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28: 20 NLT
If you (really) love Me, you will keep and obey My commandments.
And I will ask the Father and He will give you another Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Counsellor, Strengthener, Standby) to be with you forever.
John 14 :15 – 16 AMP
In your strength I can crush an army;
With my God I can scale any wall.
Psalm 18 :29 NLT
The baby boy born of the virgin was called Immanuel (In hebrew, Imm= with, anu= us, El= God).
Immanuel wasn’t just a name but a declaration of God’s intent towards His people.
WITH US IS GOD, in every situation we find ourselves.
Jesus loves us with an everlasting love.
While He was leaving our brethren, the earlier disciples, He promised not to leave them on their own.
The Father sent the Holy Spirit to stand in and give all the help Jesus would have given assuming He was still with them bodily.
Those early disciples are long gone, but the same Spirit of Jesus remains. He’s remained to continue to be with us and with every would be disciple of Jesus.
If we would understand deep in our hearts, how faithful and dependable the words of Jesus are, perhaps it will settle our hearts with great confidence in whatever challenge we are facing.
In the form of His Spirit, He’s never left nor abandoned us.
We may struggle to always remember of His ever dwelling presence, with Him being physically unseen.
But in truth, with us is His Spirit as a faithful standby, ever ready to advocate, comfort, interceed, strengthen and counsel us.
With His strength we can crush any opposing army and leap over any wall of restriction.
With us is God!
Therefore, we do not fear or doubt, for He will be with us ALWAYS to the end of the age!
NEVER ALONE!

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

God’s Poem!

For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus, for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2 :10 NKJV
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.
They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love Him. They are the people He called, because that was His plan.
Romans 8 :28 NCV
We are indeed God’s workmanship and not of our own.
When man excludes God and tries to manage life on his our own, he makes a total wreck of it in an endless insatiable spiral.
In the original Greek, it says we are God’s poiema, meaning we are fashioned, made, crafted together as a masterpiece.
From poiema comes the word Poem.
We are God’s poem!
Being God’s poem, means we WERE written by God, as was concieved in His heart even before we were born and we shouldn’t try to rewrite ourselves NOW.
Psalm 139 :16 NCV says, ” You saw my body as it was formed. All the days planned for me were written in your book before I was one day old.
So it is therefore a futile effort when we try to push on our lives in directions which were not mapped out for us.
We must allow God who has penned down our lives to lead us in the directions preplanned, and graced for us to be the best we were written to be.
It doesn’t matter how shiny your neighbour’s life seems to be, you must not covet after them.
Firstly, you are on different plans so you ought to stay on God’s plan for you.
Secondly, how sure are you he hasn’t deviated from God’s plan trying to rewrite his own path?
You are uniquely you and should strive to stay on God’s plans for your good future and hope.
Don’t forget you are God’s original masterpiece on your own level, do not try to twist and end up as someone else’s carbon copy, no matter how glamorous or celebrated they are.
Only God can tell and put you on His good path.
Stay with His plan and you will also Shine!
UNIQUELY YOU!

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Grow Your Endurance

Dear brethren, when trouble of any kind comes your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.
For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete needing nothing.
James 1:2- 4 NLT
You will show me the path of life; in your presence is fulness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures ever more.
Psalm 16:11 NKJV
Let us look only to Jesus, the one who began our faith and makes it perfect. He suffered death on the cross. But He accepted the shame as if it were nothing because of the Joy God had put before Him.
And now He is sitting at the right side of God’s throne.
Hebrew 12:2 NCV
What is your endurance threshold like, and how do you rate it?
On our path of life, we will go through trials, temptations and all sorts.
The Lord will allow us be pushed by different kinds of troubles. These troubles are not to kill us but help fashion us become more like Christ.
Daily our endurance threshold grows aiming for full development, when we will become perfect and complete, fully built into the image of Christ.
When our faith is tested, the level of our faith reflects on the Faith scale, showing how much we believe and hold unto God, or how much we have allowed fear, doubt and anxiety to scrape on our strong belief in God.
It’s very easy to rejoice and be giddy when all seem to be going well.
But what of when our comfort feathers are ruffled?
At this time, the flesh would want us to murmur, complain, get offended, allow dissension, enter a hole of self pity and depression.
But the Lord would have us know, every step of the way, He is with us and that’s what matters. He would also love we walk in His exact footsteps as one who overcame.
How did He see the shame of the cross?
He accepted it as if it were nothing, instead focused on the joy ahead.
We are to look unto Jesus, tap into the joy of His presence and let our endurance grow in every trial!

Monday 18th of January 2021

Rises Again!

Don’t wait in ambush at the home of the godly,
And don’t raid the house where the godly live.
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again.
But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.
Proverbs 24:15 -16 NLT
O! If only Satan had known or knows, He wouldn’t venture with his antics of attack on the children of God.
His ambush against you or your home will remain futile.
His raid in every way against your house, your business and the church of God will amount to a wasted effort.
Satan is deaf to warnings, he tries and tries again, cashing in on whatever he sees as an opportunity.
He is limited in His conceptions so he gets flawed all the time with the godly.
If Satan had known he wouldn’t have ensured Jesus got killed. (Yes Jesus was killed, God didn’t let Him escape the cross).
In satan’s thought that was to be the end of anything and everything associated with Jesus.
Little did he know out of Jesus’ death would come eternal life for many.
Out of one open tomb, came along the opening of many other tombs that brought many to life.
Now, Satan is at it again round every corner, but do not despair!
The above scriptures tell us a GODLY man MAY trip seven times.
The word ‘may’ tells us tripping could happen but not necessarily it ‘must’ happen.
And be it known, it could happen up to 7 times, under the perfect watch of God.
And if it happens to the GODLY, it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road.
It can only mean, the getting up mode is switched on.
God watches to ensure this GODLY man rises up again, unlike the wicked who can be overthrown only by one disaster.
This should give us hope and cause us to be courageous, knowing as children of God, it’s a win win outcome for us.
When next in a challenging situation, do not let yourself be overwhelmed.
Do not let your heart be troubled.
Remember, it’s not a coincidence, God saw it all coming and before it hits, He provides grace to carry through.
You have the overcoming grace.
So Look up in Faith!

Friday 15th of January 2021

City On A Hill!

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.
John 8 : 12 NLT
You are the light of the world– like a city on a hill top that cannot be hidden. No one lights a light and puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.
Matthew 5:14-15 NLT
In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 NCV
The ‘night’ is almost finished, and the ‘day’ is almost here. So we should stop doing things that belong to darkness and take up the weapons used for fighting in the light. Let us live in a right way, like people who belong to the day. We should not have wild parties or get drunk. There should be no sexual sins of any kind, no fighting or jealousy. But clothe yourself woth the Lord Jesus and forget about satisfying your sinful self.
Romans 13:12-14 NCV
We are living in the “night” season because Jesus the Light that lightens the world has gone to be with the father. But He didn’t leave the world without light. He lit His candles/lamps and positioned them every where as cities on hill tops.
He put His light in us to shine forth and dispel the darkness, enabling men to see clearly the ground they are walking on.
We in turn will never walk in darkness IF we follow Jesus.
The problem is the inconsistency in our following Jesus. Sometimes, we allow the flesh to kick in, fear, anxiety, lust and cares of the world to derail us from following the path of light.
At these times, we see the works of darkness manifest in our doings.
Today, we must remember that Jesus has invested His light in us and He expects us to shine forth His light of life.
As we shine, faith, hope, truth, joy, peace, salvation, deliverance etc will be wrought.
So, boldly shine and be a light to someone!

Thursday 14th of January 2021

Live And Not Die!

God’s way is perfect.
All the Lord’s promises prove true.
He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection.
Psalm 18 : 30 NLT
Show Your marvellous lovingkindness by Your right hand.
O You save those who trust in You.
From those who rise up against them.
Psalm 17 : 7 NKJV
The strong right arm of the Lord is raised in triumph.
The strong right arm of the Lord has done glorious things!
I will not die, instead, I will live to tell what the Lord has done.
Psalm 18 : 16 – 18 NLT
The Lord’s strong right arm is lifted in triumph on your behalf!
He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection and who know His promises are true.
No one can deliver except the Lord God.
No one can protect except the Lord God.
No one can provide except the Lord God.
No one can open a door except the Lord God.
And no one can shut a door except the Lord God.
Many may rise against you, physical, spiritual, financial, health-wise and even in unkind words of accusations.
But the Lord God, Mighty in battle, by His strong right arm will do glorious things for you.
Only Believe and do not Fear!
Fear robs us and opens up doors for Satan to execute our fears like He did to Job.
What do you believe?
Right down in your heart, what do you believe?
Do you believe the report of the Lord?
Do you believe nothing can separate from the love of God, not even hunger, sickness or death?
Do you believe in His love He may allow you to be in certain situations, to show forth His glory in your life?
What matters is what you do in those situations.
You may not be able to stop those challenges from coming but your response to them is entirely your responsibility.
Your response reveals what is stored in your heart, and where you stand with the Lord.
You may stand in fearfulness or boldness.
If subtly in your heart you exalt the situation bigger than God, then fear will arise if not boldness will set in.
Today, believe as in the above scriptures that you will LIVE to TELL of what the Lord has done!

Friday 8th of January 2021

Thy Will Be Done!

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if He doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.
Daniel 3:16-18 NLT
He walked away, about a stone throw, and knelt down and prayed, “Father, if You are willing, Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want Your will to be done, not mine.
Luke 22:41-42 NLT
The three Hebrew boys understood the sovereignty of God.
They were bold enough to declare they serve The Almighty God who saves.
In the face of death many would want to find a way of escape by compromising, but it was different for these boys who were in it to the end.
In the above scriptures, we read their faith-filled confession that God’s able to and would rescue them from Nebuchadnezzar’s power.
But they also knew although God is able to rescue them, He could choose not to do so.
This understanding pose to be a problem to many believers.
Why would God choose not to prevent bad from happening to His child who believes and strongly confesses his faith in Him to deliver?
In truth, only God in His sovereignty and purpose can answer why He chooses not to do so in that moment!
But, He never leaves us alone, He walks us through every door of challenge He lets us in.
God did not stop the Hebrew children from being thrown into the fire but He was in the fire to preserve them.
It’s more glorious that God preserved them in the fire than prevented them from the fire.
Jesus seeing the agony of the Cross asked if He could opt out, but then settled for the sovereign will of God.
We must come to terms that sometimes in our quests, God’s will overrules our desires inspite of our faith and confessions for change.
Let’s always pray “Not my will, but yours be done, Lord!

Thursday 7th of January 2021

Trust In The Lord!

My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
Isaiah 55:8 NLT
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding
Proverbs 3:5 NLT
Man’s thoughts take its root from what he sees, hears or feels.
It can also be about what could, should and will happen, which may start as an idea and expands in thoughts.
No matter how a man is able to gather his thoughts, it’s always limited by his carnal nature, and only blossoms to an extent when there’s a divine influence.
Whatever is heavenly is greater than the earthly.
The earth is sustained by the powers of the heavens and whatever the earth has to offer is because it has firstly received it from heaven.
Isaiah 45:8 AMP says,
Rain down, O heavens, from above, let the clouds pour down righteousness (all the blessings of God);
Let the earth open up, let salvation bear fruit, and righteousness spring up with it;
I, the Lord, has created it.
We must understand if the heavens do not pour out, the earth can not receive.
And the heaven pours out under the dictate of God who knows, sees and watches over HIS plans to perform it.
Except therefore the arm of the Lord is divinely revealed to a person, one would not be in the know.
Our gracious God delights in letting us into what His plans and thoughts are to the extent it pleases Him.
Because we do not at all times submit ourselves 100% into walking in the mind of Christ, certainly it will be a struggle to receive and see things in the way God would love see them, and then align our thoughts in sync with His.
His thoughts and plans are way higher than ours!
Therefore, to live and enjoy the best of God’s thoughts and plans, we must learn to let go of self, and what we think we know and understand of the issues around us.
We must give in and Trust the Lord with all our hearts, even when we don’t understand and things don’t make sense.
His good comes beyond our imaginations!
Trust God!

Friday 1st of January 2021

Back to His Word!

When Moses had finished reciting all these words to the people of Israel, he added: Take to heart all the words of warnings I have given you today. Pass them on as a command to your children so they will obey every word of these instructions. These instructions are not empty words – they are your life! By obeying them you will enjoy a long life in the land you will occupy when you cross the Jordan River.
Deuter 32 : 45 – 47 NLT
What’s important to you?
Is it just crossing over into 2021?
Or is it crossing over and having a joyful victorious life in it?
Even though Jehovah was allowing the Israelites enter Canaan to possess it as He had promised, He had to instruct them about the state of their hearts.
He had perceived still their rebellion and waywardness, the tendency of abandoning Jehovah to lust after other gods in their comfort was not hidden.
Their peace and long life in the Promised land would therefore depend on their obedience to God who had brought them forth.
These instructions were for them and for their children.
Like Moses said, the instructions were not EMPTY WORDS!
Every word of God obeyed comes with its blessings.
Disobedience brings disfavour and curses.
As we have stepped into 2021 by God’s mercy, we must ensure to live everyday for Him!
His Words of instructions must be our watchword.
As we seek to obey God and live for Him daily, He will protect and lead us in the way we should go.
God who preserves lives will preserve ours, because our mind is set on Him.
Do not relax and fall back into your old lifestyle now that you have rejoiced into 2021.
If you desire to enjoy and have long life in it, then go back to the Word of God and seek to live by it.
Only those that seek to know their God, shall find Him and will do exploits in the coming seasons.
When the World will be shouting chaos and casting down, to the believer in Christ, it will be lifting up with inner peace in Christ Jesus.
Therefore!
Take to heart the Word of God and obey it!

Thursday 31st of December 2020

Consistent Obedience

Go to Moab, to the mountains east of the river, and climb Mount Nebo, which is across from Jericho. Look out across the land of Canaan, the land I’m giving to the people of Israel as their own special possession. Then you will die there on the mountain, you will join your ancestors, just as Aaron, your brother, died on Mount Hor and joined his ancestors.
For both of you betrayed me with the Israelites at the waters of Meribah at Kardesh in the wilderness of Zin.
You failed to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel there.
So you will see the land from a distance, but you may not enter the land I am giving to the people of Israel.
Deuter 32:49- 52 NLT
After 40 years of leading the children of Israel from Egypt, through the wilderness, toward the Promise land, Moses the great leader was not allowed to step into it.
God ensured he was close to it, viewed it from far but wasn’t allowed to step into the ultimate promised possession.
Is it unthinkable?
That one would work so hard and yet not take hold of that which is desired?
Moses’ story should always remind us we are mere mortals.
It is Jehovah alone that has the power to decide what happens and when it happens.
By strength shall no man prevail, all we are or have, and will ever become is in His hands.
It’s only by His mercy and love, as it pleases Him, according to His own plan, we are and become.
Nothing we have, at every moment in our lives should ever be taken for granted, our ultimate quest should be to PLEASE and OBEY God at ALL times.
Moses served Jehovah who knew Moses’ nature like He knows every one of us. Yet GOD HAD AN EXPECTATION, for His words to be obeyed.
He had instructed Moses to SPEAK to the Rock, for water to gush out for the murmuring Israelites, but out of anger Moses STRUCK the Rock twice instead of SPEAKING to it as was instructed.
Anger and disobedience caused Moses the Canaan land.
We must be careful to obey God in ALL things!
May His love and mercy carry us over into 2021!

Friday 25th December 2020

A KING IS BORN!

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the King, behold, Wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where’s He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His Star in the East and have come to worship Him.
Matthew 2:1-2 NKJV
.. and has made us Kings and Priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen
Revelation 1:6 NKJV
The baby in the manger, was born a king!
He wasn’t born a king in waiting, but a king in active dominion.
His Star said it all.
Wise men knew it but Herod didn’t know it.
The Kingdom of Heaven had brought the cosmos to attention, something spectacular was up in the sky.
It was a Holy Night!
The King’s Star was up, bright and shining.
It was a Silent Night!
Multitude of angels were celebrating, praising and heralding the birth of the King of Kings.
Yet, many in their corners didn’t know Heavens had visited.
This King knew His place!
He came for the lowly, for the poor, for the lost, for the sick, for the rejects and outcasts.
So, from the beginning his place was found in a stable.
The last place fit for any King, but was the birth room for the Messiah, who made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, coming in the likeness of man.
What an example He has left for us!
He was born King but lived to serve.
He was Our High Priest of salvation, who entered the Holy of Holies in humility, with His own blood for atonement and remission of our sin.
Today, He has made us His Kings and Priests.
We didn’t have to be born in a manger or die for our own sins, His Mercy and Grace brought us to this inheritance.
We need therefore, walk in same humility, live to serve Him as children, grateful and made worthy of His High calling!
Let Him be the Reason, why we will lift our hands and voices to praise today!
He is the REASON why we celebrate!
This King now lives in our heart and in our homes!
He has become our PEACE and JOY!

Thursday 24th December 2020

Jesus, The Miracle worker!

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
John 1 :1 NKJV
And behold, you will concieve in your womb and bring forth a son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest, and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His Father David.
Luke 1 :31- 32 NKJV
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten Son if the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 NKJV
He came to His own but His own did not receive Him.
John 1:11 NKJV
.. So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, ” A prophet is not without honour except in his own country and in his own house. Now He did not do mighty works there because of their unbelief.
Matthew 23:57- 58 NKJV
Everything about Jesus is GREAT.
He is MIRACLE personified!
Only One concieved by an immaculate conception, and born by a virgin.
Totally incomprehensible, yet an unquestionable Fact!
Jesus is still alive and doing His wonders, performing miracles in any life that dare believe in Him.
Our gentle Jesus is coming to you with joy, even in this season to do some thing great.
To bring forth a miracle in your life.
Dare to be a believer in the God who can create something out of nothing?
The Messiah looks for such a heart to receive the miraculous seed of His Word.
There’s nothing that you desire that’s impossible with God, all you need is to receive His Word like Mary received the Word spoken from God by the Angel.
As you receive God’s Word, you let it rule your mind.
Remember His Word received is like a seed, a potential miracle, therefore will become fruitful and produce life.
As the Word sits in your heart and becomes one with your being then it will break open, every plan in that seed becomes activated, it’s promises become unlocked, life is released and it’s miracle begins.
In Persistent Trust and patience, your miracle is birthed.
Believe and Experience God’s Miracle today!

Friday 18th of December 2020

The Star!

They asked, Where is the baby who was born to be the King of the Jews? We saw his STAR in the east and we have come to worship him.
Matthew 2:2 NLT
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”
John 8:12 NLT
For you are all children of the light and of the day, we don’t belong to darkness and night.
So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearhearded. Night is the time when people sleep and drinkers get drunk. But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armour of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.
1 Thess 5:5-8 NLT
The Christmas season is a very joyful season.
It’s always a time to remember when the light shone into darkness, when hope permeated this fallen and hopeless universe, when God came down in the person of His Son to pay the ultimate price for sin.
Christmas is therefore, about Jesus the Christ, the Bright and the Morning Star, the Star that lit up the sky of bethlehem, the light that shone into darkness and the darkness couldn’t comprehend it.
This very light has shone in our hearts, therefore we rejoice in this season not because we have It all together, but because He has it all together.
So we strive to follow the light, one step at a time, away from the darkness, leading into life.
As we celebrate, we celebrate with a clearhead, understanding who is the Star of this season and what He requires of us.
With joy and alertness, wearing the confidence of our salvation as a helmet, and Faith and love as our protection, standing guard against every form of sleepiness, lukewarmness, fear and anxiety.
We are in a season where our light should glow more and more, reaching out to the lonely, to the ones sitting in dark situations and to that one who sees no reason to smile.
Rejoice!
For you have the light that leads to life!

Thursday 17th of December 2020

Patient Endurance!

Think back on those early days when you first learned about Christ. Remember how you remained faithful even though it meant terrible suffering. Sometimes you were exposed to public ridicule and were beaten, and sometimes you helped others who were suffering the same things. You suffered along those who were thrown into jail, and when all you owned was taken from you, you accepted it with joy. You knew there were better things waiting for you that will last forever.
So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!
Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised.
For in just a while, the coming One will come and not delay.
Hebrews 10:32-37 NLT
Paul writing to the Jewish brethren reminded them of how they were living and handling persecutions earlier when they first became believers in Christ. Such remembrance was to strengthen them to stand and overcome any persecution that was yet their way.
Believers in Christ would always suffer persecution, if the world hated Jesus Christ and killed Him, of course they would also do same to His followers.
We are in the era of intense persecution against the church.
With the earlier church, many were killed, thrown into jail and some had their properties confiscated by the authorities because they refused to denounce their new found faith in Christ, because they had left their old life of Judaism and proclaimed salvation in their found Messiah, Jesus Christ.
The early believers were found FAITHFUL inspite of all their sufferings, they were JOYFUL because of the hope they had in future with Christ.
They understood what they possessed on earth were temporary things, but waiting ahead were better things that would last forever.
This same mind should be in us, as we PATIENTLY ENDURE all the troubles we face and are yet to face, CONTINUING to do God’s will in OBEDIENCE.
Let’s remain faithful to Christ!

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

A Pure Heart!

How can a young man keep His way pure?
By obeying your word.
I have tried hard to find you- don’t let me wander from your commands.
I have hidden your words in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 119:9-11 NLT
God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.
Mathew 5: 8 NLT
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
Proverbs 4: 23 NLT
The state of one’s heart affects his whole being.
The heart is like the engine or the steering wheel of the whole body.
So, it’s important for the heart not just be physically healthy but also spiritually pure.
A man that desires to see God, must be diligent enough to ensure wrong, impure things do not sip into the heart.
The more word of God, we meditate on and store in the heart, lesser is the space left in the heart for junk to occupy.
We must therefore, saturate the heart with the pure word of God.
Knowing and storing the word in the heart is great, but obedience to that same word establishes the heart in righteousness.
So it’s not just what we think or say that’s important, but also what we do.
What we do is only a sneak preview of what is stored in the heart.
If there’s bitterness, unforgiveness, greed, immorality, hatred and other kinds of evil in the heart, these wrong vices would always find a way of manifesting themselves in that life.
If there’s love, kindness etc in the heart, they would also show.
We become what we store in our hearts, just like the type of food we physically eat, whether healthy or junk shows forth in our waist line or body with time.
If we must step up with God, then our desire and pursuit must be to have a pure heart and live a holy life.
It would mean laying aside every filthy thing or material we feed on through our eyes and ears, all unwholesome books, magazines, videos, films and talks that seem harmless but do not add value to our purity.
How would Jesus meet or see the state of your heart at His return? Pure?
Guard your heart

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

Live in God’s Right Way!

Serving God DOES make us very rich, if we are satisfied with what we have. We brought nothing into the world, therefore we can take nothing out. But if we have food and clothes, we will be satisfied with that. Those who want to become rich bring temptations to themselves and are caught in a trap. They want many foolish and harmful things that ruin and destroy people.
The love of money causes all kinds of evil.
Some people have left the faith because they wanted to get more money, but they have caused themselves more sorrow.
But you, man of God, RUN AWAY from all those things. Instead, live in the right way, serve God, have faith, love, patience and gentleness. Fighting the good fight of faith…
1 Timothy 6:6-12 NCV
No the Lord is all I need, He takes care of me.
Psalm 16:5 NCV
Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.
Psalm 16:5 NLT
According to the above scriptures, some people have left the faith because they wanted to get more money.
Do you know why?
Because they got tired of doing things God’s way.
Out of desperation, fear and lust, they got tired of letting God give them their daily portion of blessings in their hardwork.
They got tired of practising godliness with contentment.
These people settled to do things like their peers and friends, without considering God’s opinion.
God expects us to work hard and have aspirations within the context of GODLINESS, but we must also understand we can not receive in GODLINESS, EXCEPT the Lord gives us, for He gives seeds to the sower, bread for food and MULTIPLIES the seed we have sown.
It’s HIM who gives us power to obtain wealth.
Remember the fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle.
He GUARDS the feet of His saints..for by strength no man shall prevail.
Our FUTURE, PROVISIONS and PROSPERITY are already provided in Christ.
God is calling us to live in HIS RIGHT WAY to attract these blessings, YES, HIS WAY!

Monday 14th of December 2020

Secret Room For Two!

You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony I shall give you. End there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are on the ark of the testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment with the children of Israel.
Exodus 25: 21-22 NKJV
But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door pray to your Father who is in the secret place, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
Matthew 6: 6 NKJV
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 91:1 NKJV
The Lord God invites you, His royal priesthood, to come into His secret place.
In the Old testament, only the priest could enter the Lord’s secret place. It was the holiest place of the tabernacle and it was at the very end.
Separated from all prying eyes, as God intended, a meeting place for just only two people, God and His priest.
It was a place totally separate, secret and holy with the manifest presence of God.
God’s secret place has not changed from what it used to be, but it’s now open for His children to step in individually.
His secret place separates you from the rest of the world, from your busy life, from all the outside noise, from your Kingdom works, from your accusers, pursuers and worries.
It makes room for only two, You and Him.
On your bow of worship, emptying and pouring out self. In the power of His presence being filled and empowered. On His conversation table, receiving encouragement and instructions, only You and Him in this secret place.
As you leave His secret place, you come out covered in His glory, your voice strengthened and full of faith, your hope rekindled, your eyes sharper than ever before, your ears quick to hear, with your feet swift to move and hands ready to accomplish.
Satan threatens but you are covered.
So seek to stay in God’s secret presence!

Friday 11th of December 2020

Planting In Tears!

Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.
Ecclesias 11:4 NLT
Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy.
They weep as the go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.
Psalm 26:5-6 NLT
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Galatians 6:9 NKJV
We must begin to wake up to the fact that the world has changed.
Nothing is predictable anymore, there’s nothing one can hold on as certain apart from the unchanging word of God, who is God.
The earth and it’s fulness thereof, is no longer a place of comfort.
The church of Christ looks forward to her heavenly home, to the comfort that comes from the Father and to the joy, peace and rest to be experienced in the New Jerusalem, the city of the living God.
While we await for the great future to unfold and take it’s place, we must work here on earth until the night falls.
The conditions are becoming tight, uncomfortable, discouraging and dangerous to live as christians just like it was In the days of the apostles.
The truth is, the conditions will never be perfect or better for that one who has chosen godliness against ungodliness, light against darkness, truth against lies and deception, all because wickedness rules in high places. Men have chosen wickedness and the deeds of darkness over the good will of God and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus, prayed to the Father not take out believers out of the world but to preserve them through all the challenges.
Jehovah, will preserve everyone that is steadfast and runs unto Him for preservation.
He is counting on us not to look at the bad conditions, the rejections, accusations, harassment, threats and hardships and still go out there to sow his word of hope and goodness.
The goodnews of God’s salvation and love we must continue to resound.
Do not allow weariness to step in.
Hold unto Jesus for strength.
Arise God’s labourer!

Thursday 10th of December 2020

Differing Gifts!

John replied, “No man can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven.”
John 3 : 27 NLT
In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is encouraging others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
Romans 12:6-8 NLT
Let a man so consider us as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.
1 Corinthians 4:1-2 NLT
And behold, I am coming quickly, and my reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work.
Revelation 22:12 NKJV
What gift have you received of God?
Every gift, skill and ability, is been made available to you by God.
You may be thinking, your gift is not one of those easily noticed or appreciated that can put you on a Christian Got Talent show.
Yes, it may not be a glaring gift, but God who created you and knows what He has called you to be an do on earth has deemed it the best gift for you to function with, and He has also graced you to put the stamp of God’s glory on earth with it.
So, no gift is small and none is great, all are given according to grace.
What matters is, if one would appreciate it enough to put it in use.
We are all stewards of God’s gifts, and we will be held accountable for how we have used them.
Our gifts are not supposed to be shelved for any reason.
We should not say it’s because of so so and so, we refused to sing, teach or show kindness as empowered by God.
You may earlier have been hit hard, accused or discouraged on this path but it shouldn’t stop you from functioning now.
You owe it to God!
So put your gift in good use today.
God’s coming to Reward YOU!

Wednesday 9th December 2020

The contrite Heart!

I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts, who tremble at my word.
But those who choose their own ways – delighting in their detestable sins – will not have their offerings accepted.
When such people sacrifice a bull, it is no more than a human sacrifice.
When they sacrifice a lamb, it’s as though they have sacrificed a dog.
When they bring an offering of grain, they might as well offer the blood of a pig.
When they burn frankincense, it’s as if they had blessed an idol.
Isaiah 66 :2b- 3 NLT
The sacrifice you require is a broken spirit.
You will not reject a broken and a repentant heart, O God.
Psalm 51:17 NLT
Many times we misunderstand what God requires of us.
We strive to show Him in many different good ways how much we love and are thankful to Him.
All our giving and serving may be good and applauded from a human point of view, but what really matters is how God sees it and accepts it.
Whatever good deed we do for other believers, unbelievers, orphans, widows and generally for the Kingdom makes sense if it’s firstly acceptable to God.
We know God abhors pride, so anything done or given out of a prideful heart doesn’t move heaven.
What is firstly important to God is the state of the heart of the doer or giver.
Every acceptable service would come from a heart that’s repentant before God.
It would come from a humble heart that recognises it’s frailty and it’s submitted to God for correction and change.
It’s from a heart that understands that God is holy and righteous and must be approached in reverence and awe.
A heart that believes that God can be bribed with gifts one way or the other is a heart that’s strolling on a wrong path.
God isn’t interested in an obstinate heart or in gifts obtained by fraud or immoral means. These gifts are an abomination before Him.
The Lord God is more interested in our hearts, so we must ensure our hearts are humble, repentant and upright before Him.
Let’s therefore go before God like Abel and not like Cain!

Tuesday 8th of December 2020

Lease Of Life!

Heaven is my throne, and the earth my footstool.
Can you build me a temple as good as that?
Can you build me such a resting place?
My hands have made both the heavens and the earth; they and everything in them are mine.
I, the Lord, has spoken.
Isaiah 66:1-2a NLT
That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey His commands, for this is everyone’s duty.
God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.
Eccles 12:13-14 NLT
We live in a world that’s not our own.
It is likened to an employee of a company who’s been leased a land owned by same company to farm, build and live in for the sole business of growing the company, until the company decides to either transfer or retire him.
So he is trained, funded and paid all due incentives by this company to implement, advance and prosper the company’s mandate.
How should such an employee live then in that land/property, knowing that all about his life or abode is rooted in the company?
We must understand every lease has it’s terms and conditions.
And every lessee must live by the terms and conditions to avoid prosecution or dismissal.
What should happen to an employee that takes the terms for granted, breaching them at will, not advancing the business of the company, instead causing the company to lose resources and ratings?
If you were the judge, what would you tell this staff?
Do you know our sojourn here on earth is likened to that of the staff above.
The Lord God Almighty, created us and all that is. He has leased our sojourn here on HIS earth for the purpose of his will.
His will is for His Kingdom and His righteousness to flood the earth. We are His staff for this accomplishment.
You are where you are planted for this very reason.
All your life training and blessings are for same purpose.
The Director is watching, soon there will be a call back to headquarters for reckoning.
Are you ready?
Begin to tidy up your papers, it can be any day now!

Monday 7th of December 2020

Yeshua Is Our Salvation!

The Lord is my strength and song, He has become my salvation.
Psalm 118:14 NKJV
Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and my song; He has also become my salvation.
Isaiah 12:2 NKJV
And she will bring forth a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people free from their sins.”
Matthew 1:21 NKJV
As we walk through the journey of life, we all get to different points where we seek for help, for deliverance, rescue, preservation, freedom from sin and bondage, defence, victory, forgiveness, healing and generally for all that pertains to life and salvation.
The people of old hoped that one day God will become their salvation.
Indeed, our God is beautiful for every and any situation.
Psalm 118:14 tells us He has become our salvation, and Matthew 1:21 tells of His plan in bringing it to fulfilment.
Jehovah provided the solution to all needs even before the foundation of the world, through the lamb of God that was slain.
In Hebrew, Salvation means Yeshua.
Yeshua translated to Greek became Iesous.
Iesous translated to English became JESUS.
Yeshua is the real name of the one we know as Jesus.
So Jesus is Yeshua!
Yeshua is our salvation!
God in His goodness became our salvation.
God became Yeshua, and provided all that we could ever need pertaining to abundant life and salvation.
At the mention of that name, Yeshua, every knee of affliction and oppression bows.
The name Yeshua is exalted above every other name and with this understanding, one can boldly declare to come against every fashioned problem in the name of Yeshua.
For in Yeshua, has come our help, our deliverance, healing, protection, provisions, freedom, promotions, courage, our victory and our all.
Yeshua is the answer to everything.
He that has Him, has Life
Yeshua in you, is the hope of all glory.
You can do all things through Him, do not allow Satan tell you otherwise!
Your victory is sure!
Yeshua is for you, not against you

Friday 4th of December 2020

Evening Passed And Morning Came!

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
Then God said, “Let there be light, and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness.
God called the light ‘day’, and the darkness ‘night’.
And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.
Genesis 1 : 1 – 5 NLT
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
Ephesians 5 : 8 NKJV
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.
1 Peter 2 : 9 NKJV
For his anger lasts only for a moment but His favour lasts for a life time!
Weeping may last through the night, but you comes in the morning.
Psalm 30 : 5 NLT
Do you know what God’s sacred order of time is for the universe?
Do you know the order is from darkness to light unlike what the world thinks and says?
Right at creation, night was before day.
Many think since night comes on when the day is over therefore, the day comes before the night.
But it is not so, in Genesis when God created this universe, it says an evening passed and morning came marking the FIRST day.”
So there was a night first then came the day.
The day began with the night.
In the bible, for the children of Israel, their days began at sunset as was instructed by God. Their holiday feasts, passover etc always began at sunset (evening) and it is so even till now. Numbers 9 : 1 – 3
Leviticus 23 : 4 – 6
Matthew 26 : 18 – 21
Exodus 12 : 2 – 18
So God’s order is from darkness to light not from light to darkness as the world paints it.
We are saved from darkness to light.
We go from weakness to strength, from despair to hope, from tears to joy, from sinfulness to righteousness, from death to life.
No matter what’s in your night, your morning is coming to bring relief.
Weeping may endure for the night, but rejoicing is following.
Be hopeful!
Darkness can not linger beyond it’s time, but will pass giving way for your DAY to come, for your NEW DAY of light, of joy, peace and laughter!
You are a special person called out of darkness, into His marvellous light, so do not allow darkness to encroach into your light.
Shine brightly more and more and let the order of God’s time play out in your life.
Begin to rise from weakness to strength, from hopelessness to hopefulness in the power of the Holy Ghost.
Arise and shine for your light cannot be comprehended by darkness!

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Love like Jesus!

This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There’s no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend.
John 15:12 -13 NLT
Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well” – and then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do.
James 2:15 -16 NLT
If you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get the credit? Even sinners do that much!
Luke 6:33 NLT
Don’t look out only for your interest, but take an interest in others too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
Philippians 2:4 -5 NLT
But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5 :6 NKJV
God is love!
Love is also giving!
Giving of self, of time, of resources, of what is needed.
Christ did all He could for us. He gave His all, which was His life to bring us to a place of peace, joy and freedom.
Christ did not just die for only those who had accepted him, those who were in agreement with him or those who were not opposing Him.
He died for those who had rejected, abused, cursed, accused and killed Him.
He gave His life for all.
Today we can’t die for any man’s salvation like Jesus did, as in laying down our lives, but we can give of ourselves to affect someone else’s life.
We can give our time, our resources, our words of encouragement, our FORGIVENESS, or that which is available in our hands and is needed by someone for his relief, peace or joy.
We are called to be someone else’s solution.
Christmas is round the corner, and brings the opportunity to put a smile of hope on someone’s face.
Every little sacrifice of our time to be a blessing can make a difference.
Let’s put in practice the love of Jesus so the needy around us would experience Jesus through us.
As you share your time with others, do not also forget to SHARE YOUR TIME WITH JESUS.
Let’s love like Jesus!

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

God Will Vindicate!

No weapon that is formed against you will succeed;
And every tongue that rises against you in judgement you shall condemn.
This – peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition – is the heritage of the servants of the Lord.
And this is their vindication from me, says the Lord.
Isaiah 54:17 AMP
If anyone fiercely attacks you, it will not be from me.
Whoever attacks you will fall because of you.
Isaiah 54 :15 AMP
It’s not hidden that sometimes we are fiercely attacked by Satan, this leaves us wondering why me?
There are seasons it feels all hell’s been let loose.
Suddenly, problems begin to emerge from left, right and centre.
If it’s not in work, it will be the tailor, if not the tailor it becomes the bus driver, or a neighbours dog, and somehow you are not able to locate where you left an important document, on top of that your leg begins to hurt, and the bank account hasn’t got enough fund to meet the mortgage and son’s school shoes need replacing, and someone out there is speaking lies against you.
You stare in the air and just wonder, what’s going on?
Listen, Satan is puffing and snuffing!
But, be not afraid!
He comes with a flood of problems, but the Almighty always shows him the EXIT sign, only stay on the Lord’s side.
We have been made aware in the scripture that Satan will surely gather, but it is not by God.
He’s gathered to discourage and steal from you.
He wants you to feel worthless and bad about Who you are, where you are and that which you are doing.
He will raise unhealthy questions of comparison in your mind, leaving you feeling, deflated and unsure of even the things you were so sure of in the past.
Be certain, all his weapons or arrows of trouble fashioned against you will not prosper.
God will silence the voices of doubt and accusation.
As God’s child, His peace and security surrounds you.
So be at peace!
Jehovah the Amighty God will certainly vindicate you to the shame of every seen or unseen satanic opposition.
Be Still!

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

Your Sight on Heaven!

But we are looking for the new heavens and new earth He has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness.
2 Peter 3 :13 NLT
So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now, rather, we gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last for ever.
2 Corinthians 4:18 NLT
Since you have been raised to the new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honour at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven not the things of earth.
Colossians 3:1- 2 NLT
And now dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honourable, and right and pure, and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Philippians 4:8 NLT
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, at the end of this age a new heavens and earth will be established while the old ones will be rolled away.
The things we see now will soon be gone!
Yes, the things that are physical and earthly will soon be gone!
Our whole life physical investments, our day and night toiling, all we are labouring for will soon be gone!
What would we be left with then?
Our spiritual investments. These are things we cannot see but last forever. Our investments or works will speak for us on the day it shall be tried by fire.
No matter the troubles we see now, we won’t let our hearts sink, knowing they are only but temporal and will certainly pass.
We must set our hearts on the realities of that which is unseen and yet to come.
Heaven must be our present reality!
Using the earthly to prepare for the heavenly while still here.
As children that have been raised to a new life in Christ with the hope of sharing in the heavenly glory, we must tread carefully and cautiously, not taking our eyes off Jesus, who is excellent and worthy of praise.
Be determined to stay faithful to your heavenly race come what may.
HEAVEN IS REAL!

Monday 30th 0f November 2020

Do not forget God!

When you have eaten your fill, be sure to praise the Lord your God for the good land He has given you.
“But it’s the time to be careful! Beware in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God and disobey His commands, regulations, and decrees that I am giving you today.
For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied among every thing else be careful!
Do not become proud at that time and forget the Lord your God, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt.
Deuter 8 : 10 – 14 NLT
God knows man!
He knows the crafty deception that can lurk in the inner chambers of a man’s heart, unknown to other persons but open before the Lord.
God told Pharoah through the mouth of Moses in Egypt to let the children of Israel go, so they could worship Him.
Their deliverance from slavery was firstly for the worship and service of God.
All the giftings of milk and honey in Cannan were God’s desired blessings for them, bringing comfort and peace in the worship of their God.
All God asked of them was to faithfully serve Him in their new comfort and not Forget Him, or turn to other foreign gods.
It wasn’t long, as they settled into Cannan, into peace, into milk and honey, into new ease of life, they forgot their years of slavery, they forgot the God who delivered them from Egypt, they forgot all the promises of commitment and service they made, and went awhore with SELF and other gods .
God did not spare them!
Many atimes when we are in trouble, in desperate need of God’s help and intervention, we pray and fast earnestly, seeking the Lord. We are found present and punctual in every church programme, we study the Word, stay humble etc to twist the hand of God so to say.
Once our prayers get answered and we receive what we want, we begin to roll out our excuses why we are no longer able or available to do all we used to do for God.
Gods becomes second best after our new job, after children, school, even sleep etc.
Have we then not backslidden?
The blessings of God now become the stumbling blocks!
Where’s our first love and all the promises we made earlier?
How come we no longer spend quality time with and for God?
God is watching!
Let’s return to our first love and do the things we promised!
Remember! We are living on borrowed time and it is fast running out!
It’s time to repent and return to God with our hearts and not our lips!

Friday 27th of November 2020

God Loves Me!

My God loves me, and He goes in front of me. He will help me defeat my enemies.
Psalm 59:10 NCV
May honesty and integrity protect me, for I put my hope in you.
Psalm 25:21 NLT
Do you know God loves you?
I do not mean a mental knowing, I’m speaking of that knowing that’s rooted deeply in the heart.
This knowing doesn’t entertain any doubt in God’s love.
Perhaps, you are not sure, let me firstly remind you that God is not a man!
He does not see or love the way man loves.
He doesn’t consider your size; whether on the larger side or on the skinny side.
Your colour, race or country of origin is not without His permission, so insignificant.
You’re born in wedlock, out of wedlock, as a result of rape or of a one night stand is not unknown to Him.
Whether illiterate, or you have all the degree acronyms attached to your name, employed or an employer, poor or rich, professional or menial job worker, leader or the led, none is essential before the Almighty.
You may be healthy, able bodied or physically challenged, not loved by family, by spouse, by colleagues in work or loved by all.
You may be young, old, rejected, adopted or even sold or trafficked.
You may be the worst sinner or the best saint.
Your story may be huge, small or compelling.
None and none matters!
God loves you with an everlasting love, that’s why Jesus died even while we were yet sinners, having not acknowledged Him as the Lord of our lives.
That’s why, he that sins must sin no more.
Dear child of God, you must understand you are loved by God inspite of your life stories.
Understanding God’s love should build up your confidence, knowing He that has loved you unconditionally, will certainly go before you as you pray, asking and walking with Him.
He will help defeat all your enemies and every thing that seeks to intimidate you.
God is faithful!
He also shows himself faithful to those who are faithful to Him!
Child of God, now, let your integrity and honesty speak for you before God and Man!
#IAMLOVED

Thursday 26th of November 2020

Sorrow Awaits! 

Do you know where your fights and arguments come from?
They come from the selfish desire that wars within you. You want things but you do not have them. So you are ready to kill and are jealous of other people, but you still cannot get what you want.
So you argue and fight. You do not get what you want because you do not ask God.
James 4:1-2 NCV
What SORROW awaits you who lie awake at night, thinking up evil plans.
You rise at dawn to hurry and carry them out, simply because you have the power to do so.
When you want a piece of land you find a way to seize it.
When you want someone’s house, you take it by fraud and violence.
You cheat a man of his property, stealing his family’s inheritance.
Micah 2:1-2 NCV
Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.
1 Timothy 6:6 NLT
When James wrote his epistles, he wasn’t writing to the unbelievers. He was writing to the believers in the world.
He was writing to the church of Jesus Christ.
It’s shown on television sometimes how believers fight in church like drunken men fight in clubs.
Even when some do not fight physically, they carry an atmosphere of cold war around them.
James tells us it’s our selfish desires we are not able to control within our hearts that spill over and lead to fight.
Jealousy is one tool Satan uses against believers. Some believers desire all the good testimonies, prosperity, promotion, new cars, big houses etc to stop only at their door steps.
Once God’s blessings gets to another person’s doorstep, it whips up jealousy and sleepless nights. Instead of words of praise and celebration, jealous hearts begin to spill criticism, disapproval and contempt.
These hearts subtly cause arguments and fights within believers.
As individuals, we must ask God to deal with our hearts, take out envy in all its forms.
We must learn to rejoice in the blessings of others while we ask God for ours and patiently wait for our time of visitation.
Let’s strive to walk in godliness with contentment!

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

I AM WHO I AM!

And God said to Moses, ” I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.”
Exodus 3:14 NKJV
And He is before all things, and in Him all things consists.
1 Colossians 1:17 NKJV
For in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your posts have said, “For we are also His offspring.”
Acts 17:28 NKJV
I am the vine, you are the branches, he who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit for without Me you can also nothing.
John 15:5 NKJV
I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13 NLT YHVH (Yud Heh Vav Heh ‘meaning I AM) – Yahweh’s name is I AM.
He is the creator of all things.
In Him is the beginning and also the end.
He is the eternal God, out of His eternity flow Time and Space.
He created the heavens and the earth.
He sits in His heaven and has made the earth His footstool.
His eyes see all His creation at a glance, nothing is hidden before Him.
He fills all things, His Power and presence is felt in every corner of His creation, He is Omnipresence!
That’s the God we serve.
This same God created us in His image for His worship.
Everything about us flow out of Him.
When attached on Him we magnificently blossom and radiate His Power and glory.
When detached from Him, we wane, become obscure, unimpressive, undignified and eventually die.
The I AM is the vine, and we are the branches that feed off Him.
As we continually abide in Him, we reflect His attributes in who we are, in what we say and do.
At every point in our lives, consciously or unconsciously we still acknowledge that in Yahweh we live, move and have our being.
So when we say, I AM Janet, I AM Nathan, I AM joyful, I Am glad, I AM a teacher, I AM eating, I AM hungry etc, we are in truth declaring the mercy and goodness of YHVH – THE I AM in our BEING.
For without I AM we are Nothing!
So daily, as we live and carry Him in our being, we must seek to glorify Him in all we do.
He is the I AM, the ALL in ALL!

Tuesday 24th November 2020

The Egyptian Will Be No More!

We told you in Egypt, ‘Let us alone, we will stay and serve the Egyptians,’ now we will die in the desert.”
But Moses answered, “Do not be afraid! Stand still and you will see the Lord save you today. You will never see these Egyptians again after today. You only need to remain calm; the Lord will fight for you.
Exodus 14:12-14 NCV
But thus says the Lord, “Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the preys of the terrible delivered;
For I will contend with him who contends with you, and your children shall be delivered.
Isaiah 49:25 NKJV
Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, everyone who lives in sin is a slave to sin. A slave do not stay with a family forever, but a son belongs to a family forever.
So if the Son makes you free, you will be truly free.
John 8 :34 -36 NCV
It is the will of God for His children to be free!
Free from any and every thing that stops them from living fully, serving and worshipping Him sincerely in the beauty of His holiness.
There are so many restrictions or setbacks that men, women, society, family, teachers, bosses, Satan or even our very self may have purposefully or ignorantly put in place that has or is keeping us down from rising as giants in Christ.
Some of these restrictions maybe mentally, emotionally, psychologically and even physically effected.
It doesn’t matter which one it is, God wants us free, and Jesus has paid the price.
Beware! Whatever has or is holding one down, whether human, sin, fear, doubt, lust, a bad habit or addiction will never rejoice at one’s freedom.
It will always fight to put one back even in a worse situation.
Living in sin or fear of anything is slavery!
EARNESTLY SEEK the Lord to set you free, for He has the power and desires you free.
TRUST and BELIEVE Him to do so.
WALK AWAY from the source of sin, cut off friends, items or events that make you fall.
STAY on GOD’S WORD of TRUTH PRAYERFULLY with LIKE-MINDED people.
Do not FEAR!
That Egyptian of slavery will be no more!

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Blessings in Obedience !

“This is what the Lord says: Because you have obeyed me and have not withheld even your son, your only son, I swear by my own name that I will certainly bless you.
I will multiply your descendants beyond number, like the stars in the sky and the sands on the seashore. Your descendants will conquer the cities of their enemies.
Genesis 22:16-17 NLT
If you love me, you will obey my commands.
John 14:15 NCV
Abraham was blessed and favoured by God, the same blessings and favour was passed on to His descendants who followed his footsteps.
Abraham in every way loved and feared the Lord, not just in what He said but in what he did.
He was human, with blood flowing through his veins like any of us, but his heart was in the right place. Once he met with God, He did all he could to serve Him wholeheartedly.
What did Abraham do to attract God swearing by His own name to bless him?
Abraham moved the heart of God by His absolute obedience.
Yes, just His obedience!
Abraham’s obedience was rooted in His trust and reverence for God.
God was very much aware that Abraham loved Isaac his only legitimate son, his heir apparent, the only son of his beloved Sarah, the unique consolation from God when every physical odd was against them.
Isaac meant the best life could offer to Abraham’s dynasty.
These were obvious, yet God tested and asked him of Abraham.
Abraham virtually laid down Isaac in obedience and Jehovah placed His mighty hand of multiplication on him. From Isaac came forth the uncountable descendants.
There’s nothing sacrificed in obedience to God that doesn’t come back with multiple blessings.
When Jesus laid down His life in obedience to God’s will, many more sons were born to the Father.
There’s nothing you give up for God that’s a waste.
Perhaps, God is asking you to give up a relationship, career, business, lifestyle or another thing that doesn’t confirm to His plan for you in the NOW.
Be encouraged to obey Him!
For your obedience will bring forth Blessings!

Friday 20th of November 2020

The Glorious End

For I consider the suffering of this present times are not worthy to be compared with the glory which will be revealed in us.
Romans 8:18 NKJV
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Romans 8 :28 NKJV
Apostle Paul was encouraging the Roman brethren in the above verses due to their challenges.
Challenges of a christian cut across every nation, language and creed. Problems are no respecter of persons, it comes in different forms and sizes.
For the believer in Christ, you must always remember there is hope and there is only ONE God who is in charge.
This One God in charge can never give you much more than you can handle, even in it, He makes a way of escape.
For every suffering or challenge, God’s made available a proportionate grace to see one through to the other side of glory and rejoicing.
This glory radiates God’s goodness.
Our glory will not only be experienced at the return of Jesus, but also in this present time, in this land of the living.
All your present challenges are nothing compared to the goodness that opens up to you at the end, if you stay hopeful and faithful to God.
For every hurdle, mountain, or valley you successfully go through, the glory of God’s goodness awaits.
Does God not cause everything to work together for your own Good?
Your path is to continue to love the Lord, holding unto Him, walking in His purpose.
God caused all the betrayals, slavery, false accusations, imprisonment and dream interpretations in Joseph’s life to bring Him to the glory of being a Prime Minister in Egypt.
All the delay and mockery Hannah faced for her barrenness, drove her the more to God, who brought her to the place of being the mother of Samuel, the priest of God.
Where you are right now is certainly leading to a place of goodness as long as God is steering your ship.
Do not look at the challenges, concentrate on what God is able to do for you.
He will show His glory!

Thursday 19th of November 2020

Sin No More!

If a man is found lying with a woman married to a husband, then both of the shall die. The man that lay with the woman and the woman; so shall you put away evil from Israel.
Deuter 22 : 22 NKJV
Teacher, they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says stone her. What do you say?….They kept demanding an answer, so He stood up again and said, “Alright, let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!”…. When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” “No, Lord, she said. “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.
John 8 : 4 – 11 NLT.
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not enter the Kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicator, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6 : 9-10
Do not be deceived, God hates sin, it doesn’t matter how men choose to hate it or sympathise with it.
God’s word stands sure forever.
The woman was caught in the act of adultery, but not on her own. Where was the man in the act? But unjust men gathered to apply the law to kill her.
God is just!
Mercy was standing right in the middle with the woman at that moment. It triumphed over judgement.
She was set free although guilty of the crime.
What would have happened if mercy (Jesus) was not there?
Right there, Mercy spoke, I do not condemn you, go and SIN NO MORE.
What if the woman left there free and continued in her escapade?
This day mercy speaks over us, setting us free from the condemnation of the sins we are guilty of.
It sets us free to SIN NO MORE.
It is a chance we must take seriously and CHANGE our ways.
A day is coming, when mercy will cease.
So let’s SIN NO MORE!

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

Thirst For Heaven!

So the Lord made a covenant with Abraham that day and said, “I have given this land to your descendants, all the way from the border of Egypt to the great Euphrates River- the land now occupied by the kenites, Kenizzites, Kadomites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, and Jebusites.
Genesis 15:18 NLT
And God said to Moses, “I am Yahweh- ‘The Lord.’ I appeared to Abraham, to Isaaac and to Jacob as Elshaddai- ‘God Almighty- but I did not reveal my name, Yahweh, to them. And I reaffirmed my covenant with them. Under its terms, I promised to give them the land of Canaan, where they were living as foreigners.
Exodus 6:2-4 NLT
Jesus said, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house; I would not tell you this if it were not true. I am going there to prepare a place for you. After I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me so that you may be where I am.
John 14:1-3 NCV
For this world is not our PERMANENT HOME; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.
Hebrew 13:14 NLT
Egypt was not to be a permanent home for the Israelites, even though the Lord had earlier sent Joseph there for the preservation of his people through the years of famine.
So during the Prime Ministership of Joseph, the Israelites were very comfortable and favoured.
Some became influenced by the mingling and acceptance.
Many blended in so mich they forgot their identity in God.
When Joseph died things turned around, their comfortable dispositions were shaken, the Egyptians began to badly oppress and remind them they weren’t citizens.
Under this oppression, God sent Moses to rescue and lead them back to the LAND of PROMISE.
Similarly, although we are in the world, we are not of it and must not cosy up to it.
The Messiah is coming back to take us HOME.
The world’s shakings have begun to cause believers thirst for the heavenly home.
Let’s live for Heaven!
And be Alert!

Tuesday 17th November 2020

I Am For The Lord

And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered my covenant. Therefore say to the children of Israel: I am the Lord; I will bring you out under the burden of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgements.
I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. And you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the Lord.
So Moses spoke thus to the children of Israel; they did not heed Moses, because of anguish of spirit and cruel bondage.
Exodus 6:5 l-9 NKJV
When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream.
Psalm 126:1 NKJV
There were four generations of the Israelites who were in Egypt counting from Levi to Moses. They were put under so much hardship that their spirits were in anguish.
They couldn’t bear it anymore, and so cried out to God.
God saw the cruel bondage they were in, their babies were killed, and their men subjected to torture and hardwork without pay.
God purposed to deliver them.
He sent Moses to tell them He was going to deliver them.
Although they heard all Moses said to them, but due to their anguish, they couldn’t perceive God’s promises or heed to Moses. They had become so discouraged and hopeless by the brutality of their slavery.
But God kept to His promise, and delivered them with His mighty outstretched hand.
God is faithful!
He will also keep His promises concerning you.
The number of years you’ve been in your situation may be great and you may have accepted to remain in your circumstance without having anymore expectations, forgetting your requests to Him and His promises to you.
Listen! The Lord will certainly come to deliver and help.
Don’t give up Now!
He never lies!

Monday 16th November 2020

Behold He Comes!

If our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world.
1 Corinthians 15:19 NLT
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and we have not yet been shown what we will be in the FUTURE.
But we know that when Christ comes again, we will be like Him, because we will see Him as He really is.
Christ is pure, and all who have this hope in Christ keep themselves pure like Christ.
1 John 3:2-3 NCV
For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too.
And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing His glory.
Colossians 1:27 NLT
Beloved, the riches and glory of Christ goes beyond the Now and joyfully we are partakers of it.
Yes we know eyes haven’t seen nor ears heard what the Lord has prepared for those who love Him, but one thing we know is,
we shall see Him as He is and be like Him.
No carnal being can stand the glory of God, this glory goes beyond the natural, it’s a supernatural embodiment.
Moses couldn’t behold the radiance of God’s glory, so God had to shield him behind the rock as He passed on.
John the Apostle telling of his vision of heaven, said he couldn’t stand the glory of Jesus but fell at His feet in worship.
Isaiah beholding the glory of God fell in worship and fear, seeing his own sinfulness as a man.
The glory of God comes with pungent radiance of holiness and purity, not able to be withstood by man’s sinful carnal nature.
Now Jesus stands glorified and will come in the power of the same glory.
We will see him because as many as have prepared for His coming will be changed in the twinkle of an eye,
wherein we become immortal and perfected just like Him, beholding the glory of the One and only Son.
Do you have this hope and look forward to it?
If you do, then you must strive to keep yourself pure, just like He is.
If you do not desire PURITY, you wouldn’t make any tangible effort to stay away from all impurities.
Behold He comes!
PREPARE!

Friday 13th November 2020 

Believe His Report!  

But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him, that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke
“Lord, who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
John 12:37- 38 NKJV
The above verses tell how receptive people were to Jesus while he was here on earth.
Many were first hand observers, they beheld Jesus bodily and followed Him. They listened to His sermons, watched and celebrated the miracles, partook of his miraculous provision of food when He fed the five thousand men.
Marvelled and rejoiced over the resurrection of Lazarus, saw the change He brought into the life of Zacheaus the tax collector.
Many saw and heard the healing of blind bartimeaus and also the woman with haemorrhage.
They saw how Jesus raised Jairus’ daughter and again the only son of a widow.
The demon possessed man dwelling among the tombs at Gadarenes was a testimony of the deliverance work of Jesus. The Samaritan woman’s open air testimony about Jesus reached so many ears.
With all the wonderful works Jesus had done among His people to show He was indeed the Way, the Truth and Life, yet many people in His time did not believe in Him.
Jesus died and resurrected, now sitting at the right hand of the Father, helping, healing, leading and saving men by the mighty power of His Spirit, still many have neither acknowledged nor received Him.
Today, we come face to face with same Jesus through His Words in the scriptures, showing and testifying of His miracles and goodness, yet we hear him but do not believe Him and in Him.
If we say we believe in Him, why do we fear, complain, murmur and not able to hold on for Him to come through for us?
If we believe Him and His reports, why do we not obey His instructions as He has commanded?
If we believe Him and the reports of His return, should we not be purifying ourselves in readiness for His return?
How much do you believe in Jesus?
Let it reflect in your life!

Thursday 12th of November 2020 

Go To God First!  

What sorrow awaits my rebellious children,” says the Lord.
You make plans that are contrary to mine.
You make alliance not directed by my Spirit, thus piling up your sins.
For without consulting me you have gone down to Egypt for help.
You have put your trust in Pharoah’s protection by hiding in his shade.
For trusting Pharoah you will be humiliated, and by depending on him, you will be disgraced.
Isaiah 30 : 1- 3 NLT
Egypt is likened to the world and worldliness.
Pharoah is that thing or man in the heart’s seat of authority.
The above verses refer to the Israelites, but are applicable to the believers in Christ.
There’s danger in going around, doing things our own way without FIRSTLY speaking to God.
It’s all about where we have put our trust and dependency.
Unfortunately the heart is subtle and deep, able to conceal for a time where it is rooted and only through actions others around may be able to tell what could be going on.
But God Almighty knows what’s concealed in the heart, the reasons or motives for all we do.
We may say one thing with our mouth, yet our hearts may be telling a different story.
Because God is invisible, many forget that his invisibility does not make him weak and unable to hear or help us in our problems.
Pharoah may be that man in authority with the necessary skill and knowledge, who offers help, protection, mortgage, job or business.
He may even symbolise the doctor that offers a solution to our ill health.
No matter who He is and the position he is speaking from, understand that God must be our First point of consultation.
After then, He will tell us the way to go, the plans and alliances we should make.
We must understand that Pharoah’s help and protection without God’s YES will be like pouring water into a basket.
No matter how small or big the problem is, we must not run off on our own because we know we can fix it or that person can fix it for us.
Trusting and depending on man without God brings sorrow.
Go to God FIRST!

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

Do Justice!
Blessed are those who observe justice (by honouring God’s precepts),

Who practice righteousness at all times.
Psalm 106:3 AMP
Happy are those who do right, who do fair at all times.
Psalm 106:3 NCV
Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever.
You rule with a sceptre of justice.
You love justice and hate evil.
Therefore God, your God has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.
Psalm 48:6-8 NLT
Every good thinking believer desires to do good at all times, but we know sometimes the carnality of man kicks in when not yielded to the Spirit of God.
We are to follow the examples of Jesus, who not only loved justice but ruled with a sceptre of justice.
Because of that, God anointed Him, and poured out on Him the oil of joy more than on anyone else.
A person who does right and is fair at all times, is a happy person, blessed and Fortunate.
For his heart is filled with peace and not with guilt, because of his fairness.
Peter was an unemployed graduate who for many years sought for a decent job, but on finding none resolved to stay in the village and farm, so to provide for himself and his sibling.
Two weeks earlier he had gone for a job interview which he hoped to secure, but unfortunately was turned down again.
On this day, he was working for money in a farm owned by a widow, when two cars parked by the farm.
A rich man known in the community stopped by to enquired who owned the farm.
He later invited the boy and offered him a huge sum of money to be a witness on a document indicating the widow had sold the farm to this rich man the previous year.
Peter was only to be a false witness, for his life of poverty to change.
But the fear of God wouldn’t let him.
He turned down the rich man’s offer and then exposed the rich man’s wicked plan to the widow.
Just after two days, he unexpectedly received a letter of employment from a company that earlier rejected him.
God is good!
He’s always watching to reward justice!
Let’s do Right!

Tuesday 10th of November 2020

Serve Enthusiastically!

Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.
Rom 12:11 NLT
The above verse is part of the admonition given by Paul to the Roman believers.
Why was it important for him to use those words?
Because we are humans, and the tendency to become lazy and unenthusiastic in our walk with God is not hidden.
Satan will want to use our daily challenges to drain our passion for the things of God.
We may all be registered for the flight ‘back to eternity with God’ some day, but we must realise many treat this flight differently.
There are some with their names penned down for the journey, but are not conscious of flight times, not keen on packing, nor ready to board anytime.
Some others are packing up, but only gradually, taking their time and certainly not in a hurry to leave.
But there are those who are conscious, who keep checking flight times, packing up passionately and excitedly, ticking and cancelling items off their lists, willing to get on the next available flight if need be.
These ones are looking forward to going to meet with the Lord, so they are doing all to be ready.
For them, their true REALITY is eternity with Christ, they are pursuing it not lazily.
These are working very hard to finish their task, for they sense the time is short.
What they do they do passionately, not looking to the left nor to the right. Not trying to copy the next sister or brother taking a rest on his racing track, or the complacent one murmuring, complaining and finding fault with the work others are doing.
It is so easy, to stop being passionate when it seems others are not pulling their weight, or the bulk of the Kingdom business is left for you to do all the time.
Dear believer, do not be discouraged, stay focused on Jesus and the prize and keep running.
One day, your efforts will be crowned, when you hear your Master, Jesus, say ‘Well done, my faithful Servant!
So remain enthusiastic and drive off every spiritual laziness. Joyfully stay on track and RUN!

Monday 9th of November 2020

My Eyes, My Lamp!

Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for the body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness.
And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!
Matthew 6 : 22 – 23 NLT
Arise, shine; for the light has come.
And glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
Isaiah 60 : 1 NKJV
Imagine your body (life) to be a dark room and your eyes a lamp.
How do you think the room would look if a very clear, bright lamp is introduced into it?
It will certainly lighten up the room, and everything will be come visible in the light. There wouldn’t be a stumbling over an item, any creepy thing or rat hoping to sneak in will be detected. It will also reveal any type of dirtiness or neglected dump in the room.
At the same time the bright light will reveal the doors, windows, and every set out thing in their places.
Do you know the light from a lamp can become dimmer and dimmer, until it goes off if not checked due to impurities.
Beloved when we were without Christ, not reconciled to God, our bodies (lives) were full of darkness, but when the light of the gospel shone into our hearts, it lightened our lives, driving out the darkness.
Now it is our responsibility to keep the lamp burning bright.
Our eyes are likened to a lamp that provides light to our bodies (lives)
When our eyes are healthy, it means our spiritual perception are clear and great, benefitting the whole body with light.
But when our eyes are spiritually blinded or blurred, it will certainly be void of God’s precept, throwing the whole body into darkness and confusion.
It is therefore important to be very watchful, making sure the eyes are clear, feeding on things that will bring light to the body.
When we FEED our eyes with GOD’S WORD and other GODLY materials, our lives shine more, but ungodly materials will dim and turn off the light.
How bright is your light?
Trim your lamp and shine!

Friday 6th of  November 2020

Senseless Sin of Adultery!

Why spill the water of your springs on the street, having sex with just anyone?
You should reserve it just for yourselves.
Never share it with strangers.
Let your wife be a fountain of BLESSING for you.
REJOICE with the wife of your youth.
Proverbs 5:16-18 NLT
Drink water from your own well
Share your love with ONLY your wife.
Proverbs 5:15 NLT.
Can a man scoop a flame into his lap and not have his clothes catch fire?
Can he walk on hot coals and not blister his feet?
So it is with the man who sleeps with another man’s wife.
He who embraces her will not go unpunished.
Proverbs 6:27-29 NLT
A man who takes part in  adultery has no sense;
He will destroy himself. He will be beaten up and disgraced, and His shame will never go away.
Proverbs 6:32-33 NCV
Stolen water (pleasures) is sweet, the bread eaten in secret is pleasant, but He does not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depth of hell.
Proverbs 9:17-18 NKJV
The above verses apply to both men and women, husbands and wives, married and single.
Adultery is a sin that parallels Israel’s unfaithfuless to God, which also symbolises the believer’s unfaithfulness to the God of Salvation.
Adultery and fornication are the same act with different status
A believer must not be the THIRD person in any marriage or the OUTSIDE PLEASURE for any spouse.
Satan deceives us that stolen pleasure is sweet and secret food is pleasant, but through it he digs a hole of PAIN and SHAME leading to DESTRUCTION.
One reaps what he sows!
If we are married, separated or single, we are called to be faithful in it before God, being RESPONSIBLE and RESPECTING ourselves. Perhaps, one is itching and tired of being single, then pray and wait to be married.
If you are married and SAY being single is what God wants you to do, then as you do it keep your body HOLY unto God and do not ruin yourself and another.
Do not be a VESSEL that ENTICES or FOLLOWS another to sin.
Let’s be CONTENTED and pray to HONOUR God where we are.

Thursday 5th of November 2020

God’s Unmerited Favour!

For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.
I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom.
I gave Ethopia and seba in your place.
Others were given in exchange for you.
I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me.
You are honoured, and I love you.
Isaiah 43:3-4 NLT.
God is the giver of life and how He chooses to execute His plans will always be beyond our comprehension.
But we must understand that wherever we find ourselves in God’s goodness, in all humility we should show our gratitude knowing it’s His unmerited favour that has brought us through.
A veteran soldier, Matthew, shared how He saw God’s underserving favour and preservation as a young soldier.
They were in a battle, and as young captain in the army, he was leading a company of soldiers (120 of them).
There were also other captains with them leading different companies, all battle ready.
They were sent in turns to the war front, after which they were promoted to the rank of Major when they returned.
Now it was Capt Matthew’s turn to go to the front line with His company, but that morning his heart was so troubled and uneasy.
He sought audience with His brigade commander who let him off and told him he would not be promoted.
Another Captain, Frank, willingly took Matthew’s place because of the desire to be promoted.
Frank went to the frontline with his 120 soldiers and all of them fell in the battle.
As the news of their death came to the knowledge of the soldiers, Captain Matthew wept, knowing it should have been him but God spared his life.
God allowed Frank to die in his place. It’s a favour he’s forever grateful to God for.
Many times in our own individual lives, God has spared our lives from death, misery or loss, while others were caught in it.
You wonder why?
Because of His love and favour.
This favour must not be taken for granted.
Many have gone but we are still standing because of His grace.
His faithfulness is incomprehensible!
Bless the Lord!

Wednesdsay 4th of November 2020

Which Of The Masters?

No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.
Mathew 6:24 NLT
Satan deceives us to believe we can serve God and mammon at the same time.
He tells us we can do a little here and a little there.
Doing a little here and there goes beyond just a simple statement.
The little here and there brings us up to the podium of devotion, revealing whom we are truly dedicated to, for in truth both never get equal attention and commitment.
Only one of the two tops the chart.
Our devotion to one therefore simply shows in the effort we put in to make it essential or take centre stage in our lives.
Our Devotion means LOVE, LOYALTY and ENTHUSIASM for a thing.
Let’s explore more on this;
– Our LOVE for a thing is manifested in the DEEP AFFECTION shown towards it, resulting in a great INTEREST and PLEASURE in it.
Thinking of this, would you say you have a DEEP affection for God, taking a great interest and pleasure in Him or in anything that has to do with Him, or has it been mistakenly shifted to other physical commitments, responsibilities, gains and acquisitions, like our jobs or businesses?
– Loyalty depicts a strong support or allegiance to God. This form of allegiance comes as first priority in every circumstance, to please, honour and uphold.
It enables one to put personal desires, needs and comfort second after God’s business.
Would you say your loyalty to God and His business is FIRST priority above all other quests?
– Do you serve God with ALL your heart, mind and strength? Do you pull your weight more to do God’s business or your business?
Would you say you are excited and full of enthusiasm when it comes to doing your own business or doing God’s business, which sometimes is not convenient?
Our SINCERE answers tell us whom we truly serve.
Let’s not be enslaved by mammon!
God is calling us to serve Him WHOLEHEARTEDLY.
Let’s therefore serve God!

Tuesday 3rd of November 2020

Life begats Life!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, with the comfort with which ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Corinthians 1 : 6 NKJV
Life begat life.
Our life is in a cycle, it is what we do that brings completion to it.
We are born as children who grow up to become parents and by the grace of God give birth to children too.
When children we are dependent and receive more than we give but when we become adults/ parents, we become more responsible and begin to give more than we recieve.
We bless with the blessings which we have received.
We speak to people about salvation in Christ, which we have received and experienced.
We love because Christ first loved us and shed His love in our hearts.
The Lord empowers us to empower another.
He encourages us to be an encouragement to another.
You are equipped to help equip another.
The above verse lets us know God comforts us in our own challenges so that with the same comfort we have received, knowing how we felt through our challenges we are able to comfort another.
With the same help we have received in our trying time, we feel the need and are able to help another.
Every experience you have gone through and are still going through is strengthening you making you able to strengthen another.
Your challenges are not in vain, neither will they swallow you.
God is watching and pulling together all that you need to become a better person, emotionally, psychologically and more pliable in the hands of God.
You are blessed to be a blessing.
You have been shown mercy so that you can show mercy.
You have been forgiven so that you can forgive.
There’s nothing you have that you have not received.
Be a flowing channel of God’s goodness and not a stagnant pond.
You have what it takes to affect a life, loosen up and let God use your life to be an astounding testimony of hope.

Monday 2nd of November 2020

Don’t Grow Weary!

Just consider and meditate on Him who endured from sinners such bitter hostility against Himself [consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Hebrew 12 :3 AMP
In our journey of life, in the hope to spend eternity with Christ, without doubt we will come face to face with hostility and misunderstandings.
These hostilities can be subtle or glaring for everyone to see, they come with hurt and pains that are able to wear the soul out if not checked.
Unfortunately sometimes even within a church family, some have experienced hurts and pains that have gone deep and equally raised questions in the heart.
Today, we are reminded of our Lord Jesus Christ, who was innocent to the tiniest dot, loved and cared like no human could, it was His very own, the same people He came to save that rejected, betrayed and crucified Him.
While going through it all, He didn’t grow weary or lose heart, but went on and gladly paid the price for the freedom and forgiveness of mankind.
We are asked to look unto Him as our example.
Every arrow of hostility, arrow of rejection, accusation and hurt is targeted to cause you to grow weary and lose heart.
Satan fashions these things to stop you in your track of victory.
He ensures you get offended by little things you could have walked away from without a sigh.
He ensures you don’t let go of the offences or hostilities, but magnifies them to become larger than large, a hindrance that weakens and wears out the heart.
Finally it would lead to resentment and inability to continue the good work of the Kingdom.
Jesus didn’t allow the hostilities and offences to take root in Him, but stayed focused on the assignment and encouraged Himself in the power of the Holy Spirit.
We must also understand that satan’s game is to get us weary and cause our hearts grow cold.
Resist Satan by letting go of offences.
If you don’t let him steal your joy, he won’t be able to keep your goods.
Guard your heart!

Friday 30th of October 2020 

Equipped For Service!

Now may the God of peace – who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the Great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with His blood – may He equip you with all you need for doing His will. May He produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to Him.
All glory to Him forever and ever Amen.
Hebrews 13:20 – 21 NLT
Many think it’s a difficult thing for Jehovah to prosper them or fill their barns abundantly with all manner of blessings.
Be it known to us, that it’s a very small thing for Jehovah to provide all that we need, and even more abundantly.
He delights in the prosperity of His people.
Prosperity doesn’t mean only money, it includes good health, peace of mind, joyfulness and many other things men overlook or take for granted.
God delights to equip us with all that we need.
Apostle Paul understood this, so he wished for the Hebrews, to be equipped with all they needed.
Yes, all they needed, not for them to begin to show off, begin to oppress the poor, to become arrogant or to begin to live in wanton pleasure.
Paul prayed all their needs be met so that they can do the will of God.
So they can do and fulfill their God-given assignment.
Likewise, the believers ought to pray God to meet our needs so that we can do His good works planned for us even before our conception.
God is glorified when we firstly seek to do His will.
The desire and faithfulness in doing God’s will attracts His blessings.
We must also pray that every good thing that is pleasing to God will be produced in us through the power of His Spirit.
A life lived for the pleasure of God and not for self is a fulfilled life.
Nothing can be better than it.
What do you earnestly desire and seek from the Lord?
Would you say it is Christ centred, or self centred?
Jesus Christ died for us and not for Himself,  delivered us from hopelessness to abundant life of peace in Him!
Let’s now seek to live to God’s glory and pleasure!

Thursday 29th October 2020

Overcoming Faith!

How much more do I need to say? It will take too long to recount the stories of the faith if Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and all the prophets.
By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God has promised them. They shut the mouths of lions, quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength.
They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight.
Hebrew 11: 33- 34 NLT
These were weak men made strong by faith.
Yes, they became strong against their weakness only because they BELIEVED GOD!
These men are witnesses against us on how we are running our races, they lived in the old covenant yet they did great things through the power of the Mighty God.
We are children of the New Covenant, yet we are so afraid of everything around us!
Afraid of Covid 19 and every other thing Satan is using to silence and drain our strength.
In the above verses, we are told by faith they shut the mouth of lions and quenched the flames of fire.
Does your situation feel as if you will be consumed by the flames of wickedness around you?
Does it feel your problems are mouth open wide, to rip you apart as if they were lions?
Do you feel so little and weak in the battle of life, that you can hardly see a way of escape?
The same faith that was in them is in you.
The only difference is, they shut their eyes and ears, choosing to believe wholeheartedly that God is able to do ALL THINGS.
If you say or think your problem is bigger than your God, then you will never see the impossible done in your situation.
But if you know and sincerely know in your heart that Jehovah alone is God, and you dare believe it, forgetting the whistling of the wind round about you, then be assured that you will overthrow the coming together of your enemies.
You must believe just like the people of old believed.
In you is the overcoming faith.
Trade with it and make the impossibility possible!

Wednesday 28th October 2020

Walk Away From Egypt

By faith he left Egypt, being unafraid of the wrath of the King; For He endured (steadfastly), as seeing Him who is unseen.
Hebrew 11:27 AMP
If Moses was bothered about not offending the King or waking up his wrath, He would have still been in bondage in Egypt.
Although he wasn’t in any form of physical bondage having grown up as an Egyptian Prince with great privileges, yet he was in a mental/ psychological slavery, knowing he was living a lie.
Moses was a full blooded Jew by his DNA but an Egyptian by association.
When he came to the realisation of who He truly was and who He was adopted to become, it became obvious he desired to be identified as a Jew, although Jews were slaves to the Egyptians.
With that passion, he killed an Egyptian during a fight in order to rescue a fellow Israelite.
The thought of the privileges he could lose and how He could be the hunted did not stop him from choosing to live in the reality of who He was born to be.
The king’s wrath could have meant anything; a humiliating action and public disgrace, flogging, imprisonment and even death, but none of what it could be was able to stop Moses from leaving Egypt.
Life as a runaway wasn’t going to be easy, without fancy princely clothes, good food, luxurious palace and royal association.
But Moses’ encounter with TRUTH and the UNSEEN GOD, strengthened his heart to endure whatever would come his way as he sought to free himself and his brethren from bondage.
He trusted and focused on the God of Israel to deliver.
So many believers are still bound to their Egyptian lifestyle of sin because of what it could cost them.
Many have remained in an unholy union or friendship, doing ungodly businesses, still secretly romancing sin because they are afraid of what they could lose, or the shame of living small or in lack, or of being a nobody, and also of facing difficulties.
Jehovah wants you free from every bondage of sin into a new life with Him.
Be bold to walk away and God will honour you!

Tuesday 27th October 2020

God’s Special Thoughts

How precious are Your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of the sand!
When I wake up, You are still with me.Psalm 139:17-18 NLT
David, the man after God’s own heart made the above declarations concerning the thoughts of God towards him.
He didn’t say so because he was having a smooth sail in life. If one thing is to be noted about his life, it would be that he faced so many troubles.
Firstly, he daily faced attacks from bears and lions over the sheep he pastured.
Later, his freedom of existence with his people was threatened by Goliath.
Then he had to face the anger and jealousy of King Saul over his God-given destiny.
He had to battle with the murderous wrong decision he made because of his lust, which led to the death of his son.
He had to face another son who was after his life and throne, having committed incest.
So many were his troubles, failures and victories. In all, he sought and humbly submitted to God both for discipline, correction and direction.
He loved God!
He saw God’s thoughts in all he went through as precious.
God’s thoughts of open rebuke were precious!
God’s thoughts of discipline were precious!
God’s thoughts of forgiveness and restoration were precious!
His humbling experience due to his sins, the shame and the chance for sincere repentance before God were precious!
He summed it all up as ‘precious thoughts of God’ about him.
He acknowledged His mistakes, never blamed God for all the ups and downs, but as He repented and began to obey, he saw God’s precious thoughts, helping him find his way to God’s goodness.
Perhaps where you are now, or what you are facing is as a result of your mistake, sin or whatever.
It maybe the discipline you need to cause you to see clearly where you ought to be.
It’s not a time to blame God, but repent and submit to his good thoughts and plans.
His thoughts are precious and will lead you to His goodness!
So thank Him for His thoughts!

Monday 26th of October 2020

Treasure in earthen vessel

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We’re hard-pressed on every side on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, not in despair;
2 Corinthians 4:7-8
But if the Spirit of Him that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who lives in you.
Romans 8:11 NKJV
There’s so much more about you, child of God  that meets the eye.
You may look very fragile and speak very softly, your stature may look small and your challenges may seem to tower you, but within your fragile body is the TREASURE, the dynamic power of God.
This dynamic power of God is able to do exceedingly abundantly far above all you could ever ask or think.
The Word of God tells us this power defied the stronghold of death when Jesus resurrected from the dead.
It defied the very law of physics, when Jesus as a man ascended to the sky, into heaven.
This same power that was in Jesus, empowered Him to walk on water.
The great thing is, the same dynamic power dwells within your body of clay.
Greater is He who is in you, than He that is operational outside your body, out there in the world.
Because this same Spirit dwells in you, greater works shall you do.
This dynamic power of God quickens your mortal body and sustains you.
It brings peace to your mind in such a way the world doesn’t understand.
When men are panicking, the Spirit of God stills your heart.
Paul testified in the above verse of them being perplexed, but yet not in despair.
The world we’re in right now has left everyone Perplexed. Many are baffled because of the uncertainty of things Puzzled and not understanding what’s really going on.
Child of God, we must not despair even in the present perplexity, because we’re not of them that do not have hope.
We have hope in our Lord, Jesus Christ.
His power within you will quicken and lead you to victory!
Therefore, be at peace!

Friday 23rd of October 2020

Born to Shine!

The entrance of your words give light; it gives understanding to the simple.
Psalm 119 :130 NKJV
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5 : 16 NKJV
And people don’t hide a light under a bowl. They put it on a lampstand so the light shines for all the people in the house.
Matthew 5 : 15 NCV
… But the Lord will arise over you and His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall be drawn to your light,
And the Kings to the brightness of your rising.
Isaiah 60 : 2b – 3 NKJV
There’s a glory that overshadows any person that radiates the light of God.
It is the glory of the Most High God, which depicts His dwelling presence.
The Word of God illuminates.
It’s a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our paths.
It doesn’t just illuminate our surroundings or circumstances that we may see and walk in righteousness, it also illuminates us from within.
It brings enlightenment that affects our souls and transforms us.
When the word of God permeates the heart, it brings understanding and displaces every lie of Satan. It loosens strong holds of the mind and gives freedom to excel and be the best we are to be.
It’s important to invest quality time in the word of God. Let it rule and affect your being.
Do all you can to walk in what it says, for as you do, you will be a living testimony.
Men will see your transformation both in words and deed and give glory to your Father for doing a great work in you.
As men see your transformation and the glory of God’s goodness in your life, both believers and unbelievers will be attracted to your light, to the change, to the great faith, to the heart of compassion and to your reverential love and fear of God.
The Word of God in you has the indwelling power to cause you to shine.
You were born to be a wonder!
Walking through water, and not drowned,
Passing through fire, and not burnt.
Struck down, but not destroyed.
Your were born again to shine!
So Shine!

Thursday 22nd of October

Glory Of Completion!

I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me.
Now, Father, bring me into the glory we shared before the world began
John 17: 4-5 NLT
I came from the Father into the world. Now I’m leaving the world and going back to the Father.
John 16 : 28 NCV
“Yes I did it! Yes I did it!” Was the resounding words of Sam immediately he saw himself at the other end of the bridge.
Sam was acrophobic.
He had never gone to one particular neighbouring village because of the long, high wooden bridge that led to it.
The sides of the bridge were scantily covered with wood, exposing the body of water on both sides.
The handrails on the bridge were shaky, and the wooden platform of the bridge was also shaky and creaky, one could see the flowing river through the gaps.
Crossing the bridge was scary, only for the strong hearted.
Sam was to go take herbs to this particular village from his dad who was the village chief, to cure their befallen ailment.
It was such a big task for Sam.
He imagined the worst that could happen, but considering the benefit of the herbs to the sick people and what it meant to the Father, He had to go.
He encouraged himself!
Boldly, facing the voice of fear and doom.
As He stayed focused looking at the other end of the bridge, He ignored the creaking platform and walked through to the other side!
Sam did it!
The villagers now had access to the cure needed.
Sam’s dad was glad. Sam walked across the bridge for the love of the Father.
He was crowned the King in waiting!
Beloved, Jesus did even more for us!
In completing the work He was sent to do, He brought glory to Jehovah on earth.
The same goes to us, when we follow God’s instructions daily, obeying His bidding we bring glory to Him!
It’s good to step out to do, but it’s more important and also glorious to complete the work and finish well too.
Like Jesus, our obedience to His already given commands, emboldens us to ask God for even more blessings!
Today, bring glory to Jehovah!

Wednesday 21st of October 2020

God’s Service!

Jesus said, you people are from here below, but I am from above. You belong to this world but I don’t belong to this world.
John 8:23 NCV
They don’t belong to the world, just like I don’t belong to the world. Make them ready for Your service through Your truth.
Your teaching is truth.
I have sent them into the world, just like you sent me into the world.
John 17:16 -17 NCV
Jesus was very sure footed regarding His mission and where He was coming from.
Although, He was born to serve in the world, He wasn’t from the world. He was sent from above.
He wasn’t getting it twisted with the Jews in His time who couldn’t understand how He is before Father Abraham, although Abraham had died even before He was born.
He that came from above, is above all!
Jesus knew He was on a mission.
No wonder He lived in the way He lived.
He concentrated in executing this mission. He didn’t allow the Jews derail Him through the religious politics of the day.
He wasn’t building castles in Jerusalem, even though He could.
He was just passing through.
His Kingdom was not of this world. So, He lived like a traveller, focusing on the business that had brought Him into the world.
At the end of His mission, He ascended gloriously into heaven, having SAVED, touched, renewed, restored and affected so many lives for the Kingdom of heaven.
His kingdom business brand is ‘LIFE REGENERATION.’ Through His own Blood.
Now we’re born again of the same Spirit of God, we do not also belong to the world.
We are sent here to serve, like Jesus was.
Our days are numbered in this world and one day we shall be called back home.
So we should be on the Lord’s service, building with His truth.
Are you on this service, as sent by Jesus?
Do not lose focus, and miss your assignment.
Remember you will not take even a dime out of this world to your heavenly home, so invest your time and resources well.
Think! Will your return be glorious?
Remain focused on this mission and make it your priority!
HEAVEN AWAITS YOU!

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Hope Doesn’t Disappoint!

For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope, for why does one still hope for what he sees?
But if we hope for what We do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
Romans 8 : 24 – 25 NKJV
And this hope will never disappoint us, because God has poured out His love to fill our hearts. He gave us His love through the Holy Spirit, whom God has given us.
Romans 5 : 5 NCV
We live by what we believe, not by what we can see
2 Corinthians 5 : 7 NCV.
No one hopes for what he has seen or received.
Hope is very relevant for the reception of every promise of God.
Whatever you desire, whatever change you are anticipating, for everything in your life that gives you concern, there’s hope for the situation to turn around.
This hope is not based on what you are seeing right now, neither is it based on what man can do for you.
It is anchored on the Rock of Ages, that is immovable.
This hope never disappoints, but brings forth its fruit when held unto to the very end.
This hope is not shaken by the bad news flying around, knowing that it stands to continually believe the report of the Lord God.
This hope is not perturbed by many that are jeering and mocking by the wayside, for it knows that a righteous man falls seven times and yet rises again by the power of God.
This hope is not fearful of the threats and accusations of the wicked ones, for it rightly says, “The Lord is my light and salvation, whom shall I fear?
This hope stubbornly insists and confesses, “I will see the Lord’s goodness in this land of the living.
This hope is as a result of glorying in tribulations,  a perserverance that forms character, standing against doubts and fear.
This hope is not that of a quitter, but one embedded in the heart of a winner.
What do you hope for?
Whatever it is, you must EAGERLY wait for it.
Hope in the love of God that never disappoints.
What is impossible with men is an EASY JOB for our God.
Beloved, though your EXPECTATION TARRIES, WAIT for it!

Monday 19th of October 2020

What I Feared!

What I always feared, has happened to me.
What I dreaded has come true.
Job 3 :25 NLT
Do not be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 10 :28 NKJV
Two sparrows cost only a penny, but not even one of them can for without your Father’s knowing it, … So don’t be afraid, You are worth much more than many sparrows.
Matthew 10:29, 31 NCV
Say to those with an anxious and panic-stricken heart,
“Be strong and fear not!”
Indeed your God will come with vengeance .
The retribution of God will come, but He will save you.”
Isaiah 35 :4 AMP
Job was a just man in the eyes of our Lord God, for he revered Him.
He was also very rich, blessed with many children and possessions, good health and lacked nothing.
But by his own words, he was fearful and dreaded being in the position he had found himself.
Maybe he dreaded losing all the good things and comfort he was living in.
Unfortunately with the permission of God, Satan struck the same life of comfort he had.
What made Job love and revere God was not because God had blessed him abundantly, so while in his new state of poverty, sickness and loss of his wealth, he did not turn away from God, but held unto Him.
All the blessings, promotions, comfort, good health, children that you have are gifts from God to help you serve the Lord better in joy and also help others.
These physical things are only temporal, they can remain or taken away as the Lord allows. Our hearts must not be on the blessings or comfort. We must not be fearful of losing anything that only destroys the physical things or body and not the soul in hell.
Your blessings can only be kept or preserved by God as He chooses.
Do not let the fear of losing your life of comfort hold you down, steal your joy or peace.
Be confident that no matter the condition God allows your way, he will keep you through it.
So put your confidence in God!
Be not anxious for anything!

Friday 16th October 2020

Agreeing With God!

Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?
Amos 3:3 NLT
The ways of God are not hidden. His precepts and instructions are written out in His scriptures.
His Holy Spirit keeps teaching, leading, correcting and empowering as many as that seek to move in the direction of godliness.
We all come to the point, wherein we decide on the direction we must go.
We decide and choose to either go the way of godliness or ungodliness.
We choose to either run through the whole course of obedience not minding the cost, or take the nearest left or right turn when the heat comes on.
Every choice we make has its impact in our lives.
Although God has so loved the world and gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to die for all.
He’s also left the choice of eternal life to whosoever that chooses to believe and take the gift of salvation through Christ.
Jehovah desires to bless, heal, deliver, increase, magnify and bring you to a good place in Him.
Although, He has the power to enforce anything, yet He wouldn’t because it’s totally your call to choose which way to go, either to be blessed or live without heavenly blessings.
If for instance Jehovah says, to attract His blessings we must not walk on the path of fear, doubt and anxiety, but in trust we should follow after Him on the path of courage and faith. If for whatever reason we choose to walk on the wrong path, how then will his blessings get to us?
Many atimes, we subtly blame God for things not happening as we expect them to, but in truth, it’s our inability to BE and WALK in AGREEMENT with God’s instruction that brings setbacks to us.
OBEDIENCE BRINGS GOD’S BLESSINGS!
Are you headed in the direction God is calling you to take through His words?
What of the changes He’s asked you to make in your personal walk with him?
Have you let go of bitterness, unforgiveness, lust, selfishness, cheating, lying as He’s asked you to let go?
His blessings are laid on same path with Him!
So be in agreement with God today!

Thursday 15th October 2020

Don’t Speak Against God!

Then His wife said to him, “Do you still cling to your integrity (and your faith and trust in God without blaming Him)? Curse God and die!
And he said to her, “You speak as one of the spiritually foolish women speaks, (ignorant and oblivious of God’s will). Shall we indeed accept only good from God and not (also) accept adversity and disaster?  Inspite of all this Job did not sin with words from his lips.
Job 2:9-10 AMP
Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.
Even so I will defend my own ways before Him.
Job 13:15 NKJV
Let us review the situation together, and you can present your case to prove your innocence.
Isaiah 43:26 NLT
Let us come boldly before the throne of grace, that we may obtain Mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrew 4:16 NKJV
When you look at the world and all happening in it; the oppressions, wars, sufferings in very poor countries, the killings, the persecutions etc you would say, the world is unfair.
Yes, the world is unfair! There’s no justice both for the big and small, and none for the poor and weak.
Man in his fallen nature is bias and unjust, which is not the character of God.
God is loving and just, He defends the oppressed, Father to the orphan, Husband to the widow and the able companion to the lonely and rejected.
When challenges arise and overwhelm us, Satan is always there to tell tales.
He whispers to our ears or speaks through another that God doesn’t love or care, He says God’s unjust, abandons  and never helps.
It doesn’t matter whether, it’s a trial to aid our growth, or a temptation due to our lust or even a situation created by our own mistakes, Satan lies!
Perhaps, you’ve found yourself in one right now.
Understand that God is LOVING and JUST.
Don’t speak against God!
Instead, TRUST and go to Him in PRAYER.
In HUMILITY, PLEAD your case, ASK for MERCY and GRACE to help.
He heard Hezekiah’s plea and added 15 more years to him.
Job received double for his trouble.
God is compassionate!
He will also HEAR you!

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

God carried you

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.
John 10 : 27 NCV
He takes care of His people like a shepherd. He gathers them like lambs in His arms and carries them close to Him.  He gently leads the mothers of the lamb.
Isaiah 40:11 NCV
And in the desert you saw how the Lord your God carried you, like one carries a child. And He has brought you safely all the way to this place.
Deuteronomy 1:31 NCV
The desert is a place of scorching heat, high wind, dry land, no cloud cover and fewer plants and animals adapt to survive in it.
Right now, we may not physically be living in the desert but we do experience challenges that are likened to the desert experience.
When challenges are heated up, seemingly reaching to a choking climax, without any refreshening break or solution, it can be very daunting.
The children of Israel had the desert experience on their way to the promised land, having left the Egyptian bondage.
Through Isaiah the prophet, Jehovah was reminding them how He brought them safely through.
Jehovah carried them like one carries a child in His arms.
Can you picture it?
Hardly did they know they were in the arms of God, His mighty arms cushioned them from the heat, gave rest to their weary feet, provided them a body to lean their heads on as they were carried?
No wonder, the soles of their shoes never wore out!
Supposedly, Jehovah had left them to dig it out themselves? Certainly, it would have been another story.
He knew their frailty, He carried them when they needed to be carried; when exhausted and without strength. And He led them like a shepherd does when they were strong enough to walk and follow Him.
At every point in time, they heard His voice, trusted, followed and allowed themselves to be carried.
Your Father, Jehovah, is doing the same for you.
At the moments the lights were out and there seemed to be no way, He carried you to where you are right now.
He will always do same for you!
Only LISTEN, TRUST and FOLLOW His lead!

Tuesday 13th of October 2020

Never Late With Jesus

Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was. Then after this He said to His disciples, Let us go to Judea again.
John 11 : 5 – 7 NKJV
The above scriptures tell us Jesus loved Martha and her family and yet stayed two more days when He heard Lazarus was sick.
Humanly speaking, we would have thought, only learning that Lazarus was ill should have been a strong reason to make Jesus rush down to Martha’s, to prevent Lazarus from dying.
Did Jesus’ two days delay mean He didn’t love them anymore?
Did it mean He didn’t care enough for them?
Did it mean He was allowing them suffer for the consequences of their sins?
The Son of God remains the Resurrection and the Life!
Death or life can’t deter Him from showing forth His might at His own right Time.
Delay is not denial, we always say, and He who laughs last, laughs best, we also proclaim!
Like the words of one of our popular songs read,” For death could not hold Him captive, even in the grave, Jesus is Lord.”
Beloved, I do want you to know that it doesn’t matter the size or depth of the grave, Jesus is, and will remain Lord over the grave.
Anything in your space that seems to be dead, dormant or inside any kind of grave or restriction, just as Jesus resurrected Lazarus, so will your situation be revived, renewed and restored.
You may feel overwhelmed because you have laid it down at the Lord’s feet and you hear nothing but silence, you see no immediate change, but delay seem to linger.
Silence or delay doesn’t mean your case file is not before God, it doesn’t mean He has ignored you, it means you are just about to experience the miracle of resurrection.
Does your situation look so bad, dead, buried and almost forgotten?
God has not forgotten!
He loves you!
He has heard you!
And He will come in His glory!
Once, He’s stepped into your space, nothing else can hold back your miracle!
So it’s never late with Jesus!
DO HOLD ON!

Monday 12th of October 2020

Hope against Hope

As it’s written in scriptures, “I am making you a father of many nations.” This is true before God, the God Abraham believed, the God who gives life to the dead and who creates something out of nothing.
There was no hope that Abraham would have children. But Abraham believed God, and continued hoping, and so he became the father of many nations..
Romans 4:17-18 NCV
From the beginning I told you what would happen in the end. A long time ago I told you things that have not happened.
When I plan something, it happens. What I want to do, I will do.
Isaiah 46:10 NCV
If only our hearts could perceive the end Jehovah has planned for us.
If only we could trust Him enough without wavering because of the blowing wind.
If only we don’t just sing Abraham’s blessings are mine, but also join him to believe God and hope against hope.
Please understand, every promise of God is TRUE before Him.
Jehovah has no reason to lie to you or to the world, whatever He has set out to do, He will do!
Note, by the time the promise of God gets to your knowing, it’s a done deal before God, for we are told, He declares the end from the beginning.
We as humans only see the beginnings, but God sees the finished product as well as what stage it’s at in its manifestation.
God saw the birth of Isaac and his numerous descendants even before Abraham could imagine it.
It took 25yrs for that promised son to be birthed.
Yes, 25yrs!
It’s the same with every promise of God, there’s always an inbetween, a time of waiting, and sometimes hoping against hope.
Many a times, God’s promises do not in words come with manufacture dates or expiration dates.
It’s manufacture date is the very day the promise comes alive as rhema word and is received in your Spirit. And expiration date is only stamped, on the very day it’s manifested physically.
Just like every planted seed, it’s our choice to either believe and nuture it, or abort it.
God never lie!
Continually Nuture God’s promises, you will receive in JOY!

Friday 9th October, 2020

God Will Help

For I, the Lord your God,  will hold your right hand,
Saying to you, “Fear not, I will help you.”
Isaiah 41:13 NKJV
Fear not, for I am with you,
Be not displayed for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 NKJV
Jamie was very scared of walking across the school playground to the other side, which was the only way to his house.
He was afraid of stepping out of the shadows because he had seen two of the bullies, that picked on and beat up his classmate without any reason.
What did he do?
He leaned behind the  tree watching, waiting and hoping for the boys to go away soon so that he can go home.
45mins had passed, and Jamie was still hiding.
Fortunately, the huge, big bodied PE teacher was observing all that from the classroom window.
Now concerned with what was going on went to where Jamie was hiding, asked him out.
He held him firmly by his right hand, comfortably talking with Him, walked him across the playground,
Jamie now safe and faraway from the bullies, ran speedily home.
The willing and compassionate PE teacher was Jamie’s saving hand at that challenging moment.
Jehovah is not that huge, big bodied PE teacher in Jamie’s school.
Jehovah is the Omnipotent God, the Lord God of Hosts.
He is saying to you today, through the scripture above, “Do not fear.”
He says, He will help you!
If the PE teacher being human could step in to help Jamie, knowing his safety was jeopardized, what of your heavenly Father?
Whatever is troubling your heart, creating fear and anxiety, giving you sleepless night, causing your heart skip a bit, hindering you from stepping out to do what you are called to do, as sure as the word of God is, Jehovah will help you.
He will uphold you with His righteous right hand and bring you through to a brighter side of life.
The Lord’s right hand is His hand of authority, of soverignity and of His blessings.
Believe! His right hand is upon you, to help you today!

Thursday 8 October, 2020

Failed weapons

It is I who created the craftsman that blows on the coals and forges the weapons suited to their purposes;
I also created the destroyer to work havoc.
No weapon made will prevail against you.
In court you will refute every accusation.
The servants of Adonai inherit all this; the reward of their righteousness is from me,” says Adonai.
Isaiah 54 : 16 -17 CJB
Dear servant of Adonai, what’s written in the above scripture is your inheritance.
It wasn’t declared by man but by Jehovah Himself.
It’s what you make of it that brings its reality in your space.
Firstly, do you believe it?
If you do, why do you then worry and fret?
If Jehovah is for you, what can mere mortals and their weapons do to you?
It’s not about them not trying, for they would try but their weapons will miss targets. Do you know why?
Because, Jehovah knows  every man made weapon.
He knows their strength and how far they can go.
He also knows the dynamic power of His Spirit that lives in you.
The power of His Spirit is able to quicken your mortal body, shield you from every spiritual and physical weapon.
Listen child of God, if Jehovah has said it, so will it turn out.
He has also promised you will be able to refute every accusations of the enemies.
Whether in the law court or otherwise, you, servant of God will bring to nothing their accusations.
Do you know why?
Because Jehovah remains the Judge and also your advocate.
Romans 8 : 33 – 34 says,
“Who shall bring a charge against the Lord’s elect (servant)? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen..”
The reward of our righteousness is from God and not from man, so we must be confident in His promises, to stay on the right path, living and serving Him diligently.
Remember, because the Lord is for you, no man can be against you.
As you continue to walk in obedience to God, not strolling off on your own path, be confident you are dwelling under His protection where no weapon prevails.

Wednesday 7th of October 2020

Never Defeated

The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to over throw the wicked.
Proverbs 24:16 NLT
Even though good people may be bothered by trouble seven times, they are never defeated, but the wicked are overwhelmed by trouble.
Proverbs 24:16 NCV
When you’re someone walking and following after God, you will remain an amazement to your peers and families.
The reason is judging from all you have been through, in their hearts or conclusions, you shouldn’t still be standing, smiling and talking.
Your business should have packed up long ago, that ill health should have spelt your end and even your marriage breakdown or the loss of your child, spouse or parent should have been the end of your story, but here You are.
Praise the Lord! For The promises of God are indeed Yes and Amen in Christ.
Child of God, our Father never promised we won’t be faced with troubles.
He never said, trouble will come only one time.
The above scripture tells us, even though you are bothered by trouble 7 times, you will not be defeated.
You are the righteousness of God in Christ!
So righteous one, your walk on planet earth is not expected to be a smooth run, that is, without stumbling blocks, ditches, slippery slopes or bumps.
Those stumbling blocks may trip you up if you’re not watchful, or you may slip and fall on the slippery slope.
Falling is not the worry, it’s falling and remaining on the ground that’s the issue.
We must remember we are all in a race, and crossing the finish line is the goal.
Perhaps, you have fallen on your life race track, it will do no good to remain  in that place or quit.
Strengthen your heart, get up and keep moving towards that finish line.
Even if you fall again, still get up and keep moving.
You may be dragging one leg with bruises or bleeding arm, just stay focused on the finish line.
The grace to finish is there!
Do strive to cross the line in whatever shape or form.
Trouble will not defeat you, so RISE UP and WIN!

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

You Are His

Be glad that you are His; let those who seek the Lord be happy.
Depend on the Lord and His strength, always go to Him for help.
Remember the miracles He has done, His wonders and His decisions.
1 Chronicles 16:10-12 NCV
If we were not the Lord’s, what would have been our fate?
Satan would have been partying in our space at our own expense.
Now, He has no chance, except we carelessly open the door and invite him in.
Even when we are out doing our daily runs, He notices us from afar because of the light that radiates from us, he knows well not to try to touch us, but parks aside, (just like cars give right of road to ambulances and police vehicles) for us to move on.
Be glad you are the Lord’s and He has His protective hedge around you, so Satan would have to obtain permission from Him before he thinks of troubling you.
Even when those temptations common to man come to us, the Lord exhorts we depend on Him and His strength.
We are asked to go to Him for help, it doesn’t matter the size of the challenge, God still expects us to come to His throne to obtain grace to carry on.
His gives grace that matches up to each challenge, that’s why you can’t take every new day for granted.
Yesterday’s strength was just for yesterday’s problem, today’s problem  would certainly needs its kind of deserving strength and grace to deal with it.
His grace is ever sufficient for one on the highest mountain or even in the deepest valley.
Perhaps you are overwhelmed, and all seem gloomy and frustrating, it will do you good to take a trip down memory lane and remember the miracles He has done.
Remember His wonders!
How you are still here after all.
Think of the past decisions, the Lord made and allowed at the time you felt, is this it?
But those decisions, wonders and miracles have brought you this far.
Today’s challenges bring another opportunity for you to yet see another miracle of God, to live by His decisions and walk in His wonder.
Be glad you are His; therefore, an overcomer!

Monday 5th of October 2020

Spiritual Poverty 

I went by the field of the lazy man,
And by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding.
And there it was, all overgrown with thorns; its surface was covered with nettles; and its stone walls were broken down.
Proverbs 24:30-31 NKJV
Another parable He put forth to them: saying, “The Kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed seeds in his vineyard; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.
Matthew 13:24,25 NKJV
The strong spirit of a man sustains him in bodily pain and trouble, but a weak and broken spirit who can raise up or bear?
Proverbs 18:14 AMPC
Man is a spirit living in a body.
He must ensure the well being of his body as well as his spirit.
Many people are more intuned with things pertaining to their body more than their spirit.
Emphasis are put more on the external body than on the internal being.
You must understand it’s the spiritual dimension that controls the physical, everything that exists now in the physical was firstly incubated spiritually, so we must invest to build up ourselves spiritually strong, in order to be more effective in the physical.
God created for 6days and rested on the seventh day, but do you know our bodies would rather lead us to do the opposite if we let it.
It would love us to rest for 6days and create on the seventh.
Applying it to our spiritual walk with God.
Our flesh would love to take more breaks from every spiritual activity that benefits or improves self. It is comfortable to relax spiritually all the days, not praying, fasting, evangelising, studying the word or building up character.
It wants everyone to be spiritually lazy and become spiritually poor.
We must not sleep or relax away our time, for Satan seeks to sow thorns and nettles in your life.
Rise and raise up spiritual walls of protection.
Do not slumber, Satan is watching!
A tired body must rest to recover, but rest and recover, tuned in to the wavelength of God not backsliding.
Today, invest time inwards!

Thursday 1st Of October 2020

God or Men Pleaser

Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.
Galatians 1:10 NLT
But we speak the Good News because God tested us and trusted us to do it. When we speak we are not trying to please people, but God, who tests our hearts..
We were not looking for human praise, from you or anyone else.
1 Thessalonians 2: 4, 6
For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent me.
John 6 :38 NKJV
Christ’s servitude has no place for Self or Men pleasing.
Apostle Paul understood this, hence he chose not to walk on the path of living for Self or pleasing men.
Jesus, while on earth was faced with the challenge of pleasing the Pharisees, Saducees and people in the society.
If He was out to please the religious folks, He wouldn’t have driven the money changers out of the temple.
He said He was out to do His Father”s will.
As children of God, we are entrusted with God’s Truth (Word).
We are called to live by the Truth, and speak the Truth at all times.
We must understand we will constantly be faced with subtle challenges, wherein our loyalty to God and His calling will be tested, exposing where our hearts truly are.
Hard situations will test our yieldedness to either go with what we will or what God wills.
Circumstances will challenge our walk with God, exposing if we are men pleasers or God pleasers.
Beware that even in your marriage, you could get challenged to either heed the voice of your spouse for peace sake or be at loggerheads doing things God’s way.
It could also be to please your parents, your boss, your friend or for gains.
You could be challenged by a colleague at work regarding the Truth of God’s Word.
Would you speak the Truth or tickle their ears not to cause offence?
Every child (YOU) of God is God’s servant, called out to PLEASE Him, above the government, family, friends or society.
God trusts YOU to do so, make it your GOAL!
Be a God PLEASER!

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

Tell the Good News

Telling the Good News does not give me any reason for bragging. Telling the Good News is my duty – something I must do.
And how terrible it will be for me if I do not tell the Good News.
1 Corinthians 9:16 NCV
We must note how Apostle Paul felt regarding telling the Good News of salvation in Christ Jesus.
He felt it was his duty and something he MUST do.
Do you think it’s equally your duty and something you Must do?
The great commission in Mark 16:15 which states, Jesus said to His followers, “Go everywhere in the World and tell the Good News to every one.”
Was it just for the then followers of Jesus?
How many in number were His followers while He was on earth?
Were His followers able to go to the interior villages in Africa, in the Amazon belts or even in the small native American settlements at that time, hidden away from civilisation? No!
All then followers of Christ are long gone to glory, having passed the baton to the next generations in Christ.
You and I are part of the present generation of followers of Christ.
The same commission that was given to then followers of Jesus has been passed down to us.
The question is, do you know God has this expectation of you, if you do, what are you doing about it?
Remember this commission was not given to you because you are a good orator or a preacher, God knew your short coming and yet asked you to share the Good News.
You have the Holy Spirit that empowers you to share the Good News once you have made up your mind to begin to fulfill this assignment.
When God asked Moses to go deliver the Israelites from Egypt, he gave the excuse of being a stammerer as if God didn’t know he was one.
You don’t need to be a preacher to share the Good News, start with your everyday experience with God and the difference Christ has made in your life.
Paul said, how terrible it will be for him if he did not tell the Good News.
Have you thought of how terrible it will be for us too?
Be bold and tell the Good News, it’s your duty!

Tuesday 29th September 2020

Unfailing Word

The Lord’s words are pure, like silver purified by fire, like silver purified seven times over.
Psalm 12 : 6 NLT.
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing.
The words I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
John 6 : 63 NKJV
Rain and snow fall from the sky and do not return without watering the ground. They cause the plants to sprout and grow, making seeds for the farmer and bread for the people.
The same thing is true of the words I speak.
They make the things happen that I want to happen,
And they succeed in doing what I send them to do.
Isaiah 55 :10 -11 NCV
Bless the Lord, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word.
Heeding to the voice of His word.
Psalm 103 :20 NKJV
All of God’s creation came to be by His Word.
Satan is stopped on his track and made powerless to function, at the sound of the voice of God’s Word.
Angels are empowered to do by the same Word.
The Word of God is potent, extremely fertile, when confidently employed.
In the above scripture in Isaiah 55, the Word of God is compared to rain and snow.
The essence of the rain and snow falling in their season is to water the parched, dry ground as the Lord has determined it.
Is it possible for the rain or snow to fall and hang in the mid air without falling to the ground, and when it falls, would it not wet the ground?
The issue is not the ability of the rain falling and wetting the ground, it’s a matter of when would it fall, according to its designated time.
The Word of God works wonders when received and believed in.
Every of His written word in the scriptures is true, and all of God’s spoken word by His Spirit, agree with His Word.
Have you received His spoken word through prophecy or otherwise?
Does it agree with God’s written word?
Now, How much do you believe it?
If you believe it, then you must align yourself to receive, by doing what it requires in obedience.
Child of God!
Your Father is watching over His word to perform it in your life.
Believe Him!

Monday 28th of September 2020

Affliction of the Righteous

Many hardship and perplexing circumstances confront the righteous. But the Lord rescues him from them all.
Psalm 34 :19 AMP
Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger or threatened with death…
No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
Romans 8 : 35, 37 NLT
Many reason that being a child of God exempts one from hardship and perplexing circumstances.
Actually a lot of believers  think the lives of the unrighteous should be full of hardship and troubles even more than the righteous, but unfortunately it doesn’t seem so.
Many expect because they are believers they are automatically shielded from trouble or calamity, persecution or danger, destitution or death threat.
The above scriptures teach us that it’s not so.
Perplexing circumstances and hardship will at one time or the other confront the righteous of God.
One may go through hunger like Elijah did when he ran from Ahab.
Apostle Paul went through immense persecution just like anyone else could. Stephen did not just face death threat, but was stoned to death. He was so loved of God that at the point of his death He saw the heaven opened unto him.
Lazarus was a hungry, destitute beggar, who only got his comfort from a dog that licked up his wound. In the love of God, was carried by angels to Abraham’s bosom after he died at the gate of the rich man.
These righteous men were loved by God yet faced those challenges.
Their challenges were only earthly and temporal, they triumphed over them having moved on to a better life in heaven.
The Lord will rescue you from every of your challenges, an overwhelming victory is yours.
No matter what you are troubled with right now, God is in it with you!
His love still surrounds you and your challenge which is temporal will certainly end.
Weeping may endure, but your rejoicing is CERTAINLY SURE!

Friday 25th September 2020

Grace Available 

He gives power to the weak and to those who have no might He increases in strength.
Isaiah 40:29 NKJV
Each time He said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weaknesses.” so now I’m glad to boast in my weaknesses, so the power of Christ can work through me.
2 Corinthians 9:12 NLT
Beloved, no man has it all.
We all have strength and weaknesses, that’s what makes us humans.
We are all limited in one way or the other, only God is perfect, unlimited in every way and every thing.
He made us all different so that we can complement each other as a team.
Your limitation is subtly a blessing in your life, for it’s a gateway for God’s supernatural intervention.
It’s an avenue for God to show forth His exceeding glory as you totally yield that weakness to Him.
God is the all wise God, full of grace and compassion.
He never reaps where He hasn’t sown.
He never demands where He hasn’t empowered.
He never assigns where He has not graced.
He is not a charlatan!
He never asks where He has not provided, for it is He who gives seed to the sower.
God knows you and your make up. He created and knew your ability even before your birth, yet He chose you for His assignment.
You must come to terms that you are limited and can’t do it without Him.
You will burn out in your weakness if you don’t learn to tap into His grace.
No matter the position you find yourself in, as a wife, husband, father, mother, manager, pastor, student, chef, musician, carer, nurse, engineer, doctor, just name it.
There are challenges that come to expose our weaknesses and limitations, so that we run to God.
These challenges remind us of our needs and dependence on God.
No one that calls unto Him at such times gets disappointed.
Even before one calls, He already knows and seen.
His grace is always available to cushion, strengthen and preserve through every challenge.
He leads and directs as we leave our ways unto His required path.
God understands all!
Don’t give up now, Tap into His grace.

Thursday, 24th of September 2020

Be His Delight

He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him,
In those who hope in His mercy.
Psalm 147:10-11 NKJV
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases in strength.
Isaiah 40:29 NKJV
God has spoken once,
Twice I have heard this;
Power belongs to God.
Psalm 62:11 NKJV
The world admires and applaudes human might.
It’s impressed by great military strength.
Not that there’s anything wrong with one being strong, but the Almighty isn’t impressed by human strength.
He is not impressed by how far a man’s legs are able to cover or achieve, neither is he delighted in how formidable a man’s is for battle.
He already knows that!
Man is nothing in himself, he is powerless without God.
Doesn’t all power belong to God?
How can man then glory and impress God with his given strength or achievements?
All that we have, come from God in the first place as a gift and so is nothing!
What gives pleasure to God is that which is of our heart, that which engages our heart and makes it revere and depend on Him.
He delights in those who FEAR Him!
Those who have made Him their number one both in words and in deed.
Those who consider God’s glory first above theirs, those who would think, I’ll do that because God expects it of me even though it works against my flesh.
He finds pleasure in those who would give up anything for His name’s sake, not for recognition or praise, but because it has to do with God.
He delights in those who trust in His unfailing love and mercy, holding unto Him through challenges because they know He doesn’t lie or disappoint.
He finds pleasure in those who will love and trust Him enough to know that He is in their valley experiences and nothing will separate them from His love.
It’s in God’s good thoughts to prosper His people, but His prosperity should lead us  to a place of reverence and love for Him.
Let’s trust in His love and be His delight!

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

A Child of God

But as many as have received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.
John 1 : 12 NKJV
Beloved, NOW are we the children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
1 John 3:2 NKJV.
I praise you because You made me in an amazing and wonderful way.
What You have done is wonderful.
I know this very well.
Psalm 139:14 NCV
If someone asked, “Please tell me who you are?”
What would be racing in your mind?
You will of course be trying to choose the right words to help define self.
Perhaps, you would say, I am Nicole (your name), a female, a mum, a wife, a student, a business mogul, a bank manager, a popular YouTube, a musician, a waitress, a pastor, a teacher..
What else?
All words used above are good titles through which one can see and identify self.
It’s important to note that some of the titles (e.g. waitress) one may choose to use are only temporary, and are limited in the fulfilment they offer.
But, there’s an identity which is WORTH EVERYTHING, it never fades and it’s beauty and glory is matchless, both physically and spiritually.
It’s an identity Satan fears, and one although the world hates yet respects.
It is your God given identity as a CHILD of the Lord Most High.
Yes! A child of Yahweh, The God above all other gods, in whose image you are created.
Psalms 139:14, tells us He has made us in an amazing and wonderful way. The NLT, says He has made us wonderfully complex.
Psalm 45:11 says, ‘Your Royal Husband delights in your beauty, honour Him, for He is your Lord.
Beloved, you are intricately BEAUTIFUL!
A delight to your God, and you must learn to see yourself that way.
Let your identity in Christ be your JOY and HONOUR.
Let it give you FULFILMENT and CONFIDENCE over whatever your outward look or circumstance may say to you.
Remember, above all else, you are MOST IMPORTANTLY a CHILD of God!

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Defeat Evil

Don’t let evil conquer you,
but conquer evil by doing good.
Romans 12: 21 NLT
Evil is profoundly immorality and wickedness.
It’s any thing that’s not good through the eye lens of God.
Satan is the author of evil and seeks to corrupt and dominate God’s good creation.
He copies and perverts everything, causing doubt and confusion in the heart of many.
Beloved, he also seeks to conquer you!
The mind of man is his battle ground, that’s why he bombards it with all negativity and ungodly desires.
The above verse admonishes us not to let evil conquer us.
It means we must guard to preseve our hearts and minds.
We know it’s difficult to stop a bird flying over our heads but it’s our responsibility not to allow it perch on our heads.
If we do, it will not only peck our heads but also leave its droppings behind.
Satan will use things we see, hear and are confronted with daily to make his suggestions.
He will give many reasons why you should not talk to or forgive so so and so.
He will twist issues to get you offended so that you don’t go to church, or speak with that colleague at work.
Why would you remain the fool, he would question in your mind?
It’s payback time, he will suggest.
Ignore her, don’t pick up her call, no more after work lifts, no more being the loser, no more being the cheated, now harden your heart.
Be aware! Satan never watches your back but your front, to make sure you don’t turn into the right direction.
Every negative suggestions are to be binned!
Every thought of malice, unforgiveness and vengeance is to be discarded.
Bitterness is Satan’s tool of darkening your heart.
Do not entertain his wrong vices, don’t accept his ungodly shortcuts.
If anything must be done,  it must be done God’s way.
If you must think, dwell on what is true, pure, just, honorable, right, lovely and admirable.
Override impure thoughts with pure ones, bad deeds with good ones.
Today, set out to conquer Satan, don’t let him get to you with his whispers!
Defeat him!

Monday 21st of September 2020

Rejoice Holy

This is the day the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:28 NKJV
CONGRATULATIONS!
You are blessed and highly favoured.
God has gifted you with an extra 24 hrs, what would you do in it?
The choice is all yours and the fruit of the choices you will make in today, will also be yours to reap and enjoy not only today but in the days to come, if you are again PRIVILEGED to see them.
Do you know some choose to reject the privileged 24 hours added to their lives by committing suicide, while some cry out for the gift of another day on their dying bed and do not receive it?
But today you have it for free, and it’s important you decide wisely how to use your new day.
Would you use it do wickedness, to walk in unforgiveness, to cheat and defraud another, to glorify fornication and lasciviousness, to feed your eyes with illicit pictures or videos, to fight and engage with other activities that will make Satan proud of you?
The fact is, this day has been leased to you, to glorify God, to make your wrongs right, to seek the Lord with ALL your heart, to walk in righteousness and in peace with people around you.
Today is a day to repent, to forgive, to be a blessing to someone and proclaim the goodness of God.
It’s a day to put shame on Satan, making a public show of him, dismantling all his strongholds, causing your light to shine, bringing hope and deliverance to many.
It’s a day to rejoice no matter the challenges Satan may throw your way.
Living joyfully is a choice
that empowers you to keep moving on in hope without giving up.
Today is not a day of walking in fear and anxiety, letting demons prey on and feed off you.
It’s a day of standing in faith and agreement with the word of God declaring ‘it is well with my soul, for the Lord is with me.’
It’s your choice to walk through today either joyfully or sadly.
Your choice to be joyful is not because you have no challenges but because the Lord is with you all the way.
Choose to be joyful today!

Friday 18th Of September

God’s Wonderful Works 

Many, O Lord my God, are the wonderful works which You have done,
And Your thoughts towards us;
There is none compare to You.
If I would declare and speak of Your wonders,
They would be too many to count.
Psalm 40:5 AMP
I will praise You, Lord, with all my heart,
I will tell of the marvellous things You have done.
Psalm 9 :1 NLT
This is from the Lord and is His doing.
It is marvelous in our eyes.
Psalm 118 :28 AMP
The Lord has done many wonderful works in your life, do you know and see it as so?
When we look really down, at the very basics, remembering where we have come from, what it used to be and how it could have turned out had it not been for God’s goodness, we would open our mouths to praise before our loving Father instead of moaning.
It is so easy to get consumed on what we don’t have or what we would like to have and forget to appreciate the PRIVILEGE in having what we already have.
There are many who see where you are right now as their own quest in life, even though you may be feeling you are suffering or not having it good.
You see, your bad is someone else’s best and aspiration, so look back and bless the name of the Lord.
Do you know what it took for you to CHANGE and MOVE from where and who you were 10 yrs ago to where and who you are now?
It was the good thought of the Lord!
It was truly from Him, the marvelous and wonderful works of God.
Do not be confused!
It was not your skill, IQ, your connection or your money in the bank.
Ordinarily, all those additions in your life would have failed you, had it not been for God’s favour.
Do you know, you are not the most qualified in your job, it is someone out there, yet you have the job?
Do you know in your past, it could have been you dead in an accident, but God preserved your life by using your mistakes, delays and disappointments to work in your favour.
You may not have seen or understood it all, but God has been marvellous to you, to your family and to all that concerns you.
Praise Him.

Thursday 17th of September 2020

The Rejected Stone

The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
Psalm 118 : 28 NKJV
He chose what the world thinks is unimportant and what the world looks down on and thinks is nothing in order to destroy what the world thinks is important.
God did this so no one can brag in His presence.
1Corinth.. 1: 28, 29 NCV
The Lord raises the poor from the dust and He lifts the needy from the ashes.
He lets the poor sit with princes and receive a throne of honour.
The foundations of the earth belong to the Lord, and the Lord set the world up in them.
1 Samuel 2 : 8 NCV
Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday and forever, He still reigns in the affairs of men.
The Jews rejected the God sent Messiah, Jesus, because He was a carpenter’s son, born in a manger.
His background was nothing to hit the headlines.
David the son of Jesse, was sent to tend the father’s flock in the field, because he was too young to be a soldier, but what was the experience of a shepherd boy compared to the trained warrior giant, Goliath?
Again, David’s built and demeanour was short of that of a potential King of Israel, hence, he was not among the sons of Jesse firstly paraded when Samuel came to the house to anoint the would be king.
Gideon having assessed himself based on situations and the perception about his family asked, how could he save Israel? Was he not the least important member of his family? Not that his family was great in any way, for they were comfortably the weakest family group in Manasseh.
Nothing outstanding was expected from Gideon the weakest link, but God saw in this same weak man, a mighty man of valour in the achieving hands of the Almighty God.
Without God, we are nothing, but in a living submission to His will, we begin to radiate greatness as we were born to be.
Your potential in the hands of God is only limited in your conception.
God knows how to break the mould and cause you to shine.
Your start may be small, but there’s greatness in you!
Only Believe!

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

The Joy Ahead

So be truly glad. There’s a wonderful joy ahead, even though you must ENDURE many trials ahead for a while. These trials show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested just as fire tests and purifies gold – though your faith is far more precious than mere gold.
So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honour on the day when Jesus is revealed to the whole world.
1 Peter 1:6-7 NLT
How would you like to feel on that day when Jesus is revealed to the whole world?
Much praised, full of glory and honour or full of shame?
Of course, full of praise!
Then we must understand, there’s no cheap way to it.
Those that will be much praised are those their faith have been found to be GENUINE.
Do you wonder why?
Because there are a lot of faith professing people mixed with the bunch, but in truth are fake, impostors.
Our faith is so valuable to our Saviour Jesus, therefore it must be tested and found strong and pure.
So the many trials that come our way do just that to our faith.
Beloved, be aware there are many more trials that would come our ways if Jesus tarries.
No matter when and how they come, they will only be for a while, that’s why we are encouraged in the above verses to endure.
We must endure!
Satan through our flesh, would not want us to endure the discomfort of these trials, but the word of God says endure.
What do you think would happen if you choose not to endure these trials and indulge your flesh?
Would it not prove your faith is not genuine?
It’s a choice you would have to make even before the trials come.
Do not even think, O even if I fail, the Lord will still forgive me.
Beloved, it’s not about forgiveness, our compassionate God will always forgive his repentant children, but the REWARD for being faithful to Him through trials will certainly be lost.
Look! There’s a reward!
Go for it!
CONFESSION:
Lord, I’m glad to endure these many trials, knowing there’s a wonderful joy ahead of me. Amen!

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 

His Disciples

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.
Matthew 16:24 NLT
Many believers desire different relationships with our Saviour Jesus.
There are some who are happy to just know His  Name, and there are also some who know his name but seek earnestly to be more acquainted with Him.
Any one that seeks to have that very special relationship with Him, adores and loves to live as He lived.
Such a person is termed to be a disciple.
Our Saviour calls every believer in Him to the way of a disciple.
In the above verse, Jesus admonishes His aspiring disciples on one building block they must pick up and lay.
Note, a Jesus’ disciple is not a follower of Self but a follower of Jesus!
In being His true disciple, personal will is crucified and buried with Him.
His disciple is one not just in words but also in deeds; he’s a new creation, resurrected with Christ, to do His bidding day and night, convenient or inconvenient, in life or in the face of death, living only by the faith of the Son of God.
One of the most difficult things, but also the best thing to do is to surrender our ways and will to the Saviour, to be and do as He instructs.
When one’s will is totally surrendered to Jesus, then it can be said Jesus has him in all reality.
Unfortunately, many a times, we let our flesh kick in once fear and anxiety is at play, walking   in what we will becomes easier for our control, forgetting we are called to walk in God’s way and will.
This is a walk of faith, trusting God that even the delays, the bad outcomes, the disappointments and hardships are also events that God could turn around to bring us to a good place in Him.
Our will not yielded to Christ never glorify God that’s why Christ calls us to give up our own ways and take up our crosses that crucify the unholy cravings and selfishness of the flesh.
If we must follow Jesus, let’s do it in synch to His will!
Be His Disciple!

Monday 14th of September 2020: 

Who Seeks Receives

Yes, everyone who asks will receive. The one who searches will find. And everyone who knocks will have the door opened. If your children ask for fish, which of you will give them a snake instead? Or, if your children ask for an egg, would you give them a scorpion instead?
Even though you are bad, you know how to give good things to your children. How much more your heavenly Father will give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!
Luke 11:10-13 NCV
When you ask, you do not receive because the reason you ask is wrong. You want things so you can use them for your own pleasure.
James 4:3 NCV
And whatever you do in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Colossians 3:17 NCV
Our Heavenly Father knows how to give good things to His children!
He doesn’t just give us things because we have asked, He ensures the things given are needed and good for purpose.
Callum, my neighbour, is a good father to his 3 boisterous boys.
His boys are always running to Him asking for one toy or the other.
They would go asking while he was eating, on the phone, relaxing on the couch or busy with work on his computer.
He confessed that the many times he allowed them have things he wouldn’t ordinarily have given them was because he was desperate to have his peace or get on with his work.
Sure, Callum is a good dad but his children preyed on his weakness many times.
Our Heavenly Father, yes is full of love, but still checks our motives for every thing we ask for.
He desires His blessings make us rich and not introduce sorrow, destruction or falling away from the faith.
So when he answers our requests, He expects us in thankfulness to live and do everything to His glory, not to live in wantonness and pleasure.
Remembering also, His blessings are not for ‘show off’ but to enable us fulfill Kingdom assignments.
Today! Be confident that all your requests are already heard and known by your Father.
Wait! For He will answer you soon!

Wednesday 30th of June 2021

Come And See

So for the second time, they called the man who had been blind. They said, “You should give God the glory by telling the truth. We know that this man is a sinner.” He answered, “I don’t know if he is a sinner. One thing I do know: I was blind, and now I see.”
John 9 : 24‭ -‬ 25 NCV
The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” So the people came streaming from the village to see him.
John 4 : 28‭ -‬ 30 NLT
Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus. Andrew went to find his brother, Simon, and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means “Christ”). Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus. Looking intently at Simon, Jesus said, “Your name is Simon, son of John—but you will be called Cephas” (which means “Peter”).
John 1 : 40‭ -‬ 42 NLT
Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
Psalms 34 : 8 NLT
I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power, though I am not skilled with words. I will praise your mighty deeds, O Sovereign Lord. I will tell everyone that you alone are just.
Psalms 71 : 15‭ -‬ 16 NLT
What is your story?
What have you seen, heard or felt from Him?
Where has God brought you from?
The world is waiting for your story to be told by you to affect someone else’s life.
Like the Psalmist encourages in Psalm 71 above, you don’t need to be skilled with words or have a scientific evidence to explain it away, all you need is say it like it is, copying the blind man’s method and saying, ‘one thing I do know: once I was blind, now I see.”0
You can also invite men and women to see and hear for themselves by leading them to the Master, like the Samarian woman at the well.
Tell them as they sincerely open up to the Messiah, He will touch their inner persons (their curious/response button) directly, like He did to Peter and Moses.
Have you tasted of the Messiah’s goodness?
People around you deserve to hear it then; your friends, family and acquaintances.
Do not be selfish! Make Christ who is your source of peace, joy, hope, healing and deliverance be known.
He did it for you and He is still doing it !
May He also do it for others using your proclamations!

Tuesday 29th of June 2021 

Changing The Way We Think!

Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.” Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.
Matthew 16 : 23‭ -‬ 24 NLT
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Romans 12 : 2 NLT
But you were taught to be made new in your hearts, to become a new person. That new person is made to be like God—made to be truly good and holy.
Ephesians 4 : 23‭ -‬ 24 NCV
Jesus died to bring change and affect our lives in every way. His desire is for us to have abundant life in Him which goes beyond physical possessions; cars, houses, clothes, spouse, children, food etc.
As the Heavens are higher than the earth, so does it take the power of God in heaven to rule over the earth and its elements.
It’s our thinking that dictates what we do and how we live.
To be carnally minded or worldly in our thinking means we will live a life of worldliness, not a life that seek to please the Lord, knowing the carnal mind is in enemity with God.
Jesus rebuked the voice that spoke through Peter of being carnally minded, seeing things only through the human point of view and not expressing the mind of God.
Therefore, dropping the old worldly way of thinking and embracing a new godly way brings change, empowering us to stay different, not copying the behaviour and customs of this world.
We have the mind of Christ, and the mind of Christ expresses itself through our godly thoughts, speeches and actions.
Daily and consistently feeding on the word of God to obey it, changes our thinking, guides us in the right way we ought to go.
Beloved, God wants you transformed inwardly and outwardly into the new you, you were born again to be. That’s the purpose of Jesus being on the cross.
Has His death brought a real change in You?
Can you say, “I used to be so so and so, now I’m this by the grace of God.
May your transformation be evident to all to the praise of the risen Christ. May you through obedience keep changing you from glory to glory.
Be a testimony of Christ’s transforming GRACE!

Monday 28th of June 2021

DIscard Life And Wealth Worries.

Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.
1 John 2 : 15‭ -‬ 17 NLT
And what is the seed that fell among the thorny weeds? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching but lets worries about this life and the temptation of wealth stop that teaching from growing. So the teaching does not produce fruit in that person’s life.
Matthew 13:22 NCV
Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live.
Galatians 1 : 4 NLT
How did God see the world He had created?
Initially God saw His creation as good, until Satan, the evil one deceived man and sin was introduced.
Man lost authority and dominion over God’s creation.
Eden was the garden of God’s presence. A place God delighted in sharing and fellowshipping with man, it was supposed to be an abode of righteousness, but Satan corrupted and messed it up with sin and wickedness, it was no longer like the very Eden God had in mind.
Jesus died and resurrected to set us free from the dominion of evil in this space called earth.
Now you have been set free through Christ from the control of this evil world, you must begin to live above and beyond its influence through the power of resurrection. Do not let sin reign in your mortal body anymore. We must arise and live above every limitation Satan has put on this world through lusts of the eyes and flesh, and the pride of life.
Everything in this World is limited to this world and will pass away with it, so we must put our hearts on heavenly things, on things that please the Lord.
The woah things craved for in the World is not of God, but things Satan uses to get our minds off heaven and God, that’s why a man that lives in luxury or super comfort will hate to die, such a man would ask, “Why think of going to heaven when I have it all here already?”
Our heavenly Father would want His children to be heavenly mind and not be caught up in the life and wealth worries that possess the hearts. God has promised to supply all we need to live godly lives according to God’s plans and purposes on the earth, so let’s not lose sight of Heaven.
Let’s begin to seek to live fruitful godly lives to the glory of God, and as worthy ambassadors of Christ in the grace made available to each one of us

Friday 25th of June 2021

Jesus, My Lord!

“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’
Matthew 7 : 21‭ -‬ 23 NLT
“The servant who had received the two bags of silver came forward and said, ‘Master, you gave me two bags of silver to invest, and I have earned two more.’ “The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’
Matthew 25 : 22‭ -‬ 23 NLT
I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good besides You.”
Psalms 16 : 2 AMP
Great is our Lord (Adon), and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.
Psalms 147:5 NKJV
According to the dictionary, the word ‘Lord’ means a person having great authority, control or power over others; a ruler, a master or a chief.
The one with authority leads, while the led follows and submits to the authority.
In hebrew, the Word Adon means Lord, of which the plural is Adonai. Our Lord God is Jehovah Adonai.
When a believer in Christ has received forgiveness and mercy through His blood and pledged allegiance of a new life to Him and for Him, it would
mean Christ has become the Lord and Master of the believer.
Many people in the world claim to be followers or servants of Christ, doing great things in His name, but He is not THEIR Lord, but Lord to them .
Beloved, it’s not just enough to say before men Jesus Christ is my Lord, it is important to ensure in truth you are listening, and obeying His bidding as a servant should. So think, is He truly your Lord?
Servants live and submit to the will of their Masters, they don’t chose what they do, where they go and how they do things. They live according to the dictates of the master. Do you live by God’s leading?
Many believers serve Christ like Gehazi, the servant of Elisha. They go behind, against His will to satisfy their cravings and gains.
These are actually THEIR OWN Masters and Lords.
Do you know Our Lord Jesus does not reward His servants based only on their words and actions, but also He judges their hearts and motives?
Let’s begin to serve Christ for the right reasons, and TRULY for the love of Him. So that on that day, all our service will not be rejected and in vain.
If Christ is therefore YOUR LORD, SUBMIT YOUR WILL to Him, DIE to SELF and let all about you REFLECT JESUS! SERVE Christ in TRUTH!

Thursday 24th of June 2021

God, save me, because the water has risen to my neck. I’m sinking down into the mud, and there is nothing to stand on. I am in deep water, and the flood covers me. I am tired from calling for help; my throat is sore. My eyes are tired from waiting for God to help me.
Psalms 69 : 1‭ -‬ 3 NCV
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown….
Isaiah 43 : 2a NLT
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy,
Psalms 33 : 18 NKJV
I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of destruction, out of the sticky mud. He stood me on a rock and made my feet steady.
Psalms 40 : 1‭ -‬ 2 NCV
He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.
Psalms 40 : 3 NLT
Child of God, it will do you good if you clearly understand you are not exempt from difficulties.
So when they come you don’t give up on God or on yourself. They will come at various times, in many ways and intensities. So when difficulties come, find the strength to run to God for help.
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