Thursday 25th of February 2021
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!
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
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
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!
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Wednesday 20th of January 2021
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!
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
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!
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.
Take to heart the Word of God and obey it!
Thursday 31st of December 2020
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
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.
For you have the light that leads to life!
Thursday 17th of December 2020
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
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.
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.
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!
Thursday 26th of November 2020
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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..
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
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!
Monday 21st of September 2020
This is the day the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:28 NKJV
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.
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!
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!
Lord, I’m glad to endure these many trials, knowing there’s a wonderful joy ahead of me. Amen!
Tuesday 15th of September 2020
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!