DAILY DEVOTIONS

 

Tuesday  21st of November 2023

When Your Obedience Is Complete 1

Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in. [2] And the Lord said to Joshua: “See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor. [3] You shall march around the city, all you men of war; you shall go all around the city once. This you shall do six days. [4] And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. [5] It shall come to pass, when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout with a great shout; then the wall of the city will fall down flat. And the people shall go up every man straight before him.”
Joshua‬ ‭6:1‭-‬5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
Being in readiness to punish every [insubordinate for his] disobedience, when your own submission and obedience [as a church] are fully secured and complete.
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭10:6‬ ‭AMPC‬‬
Beloved, we are partners with God to bring down His rulership on earth.
When we ask Him of anything, He answers us, many times He gives us instructions on what to do, how to do it and when to do it to receive what we have prayed for. Even when God wants something accomplished in His Name He leaves instructions of how to get it done.
Child of God, it’s for God to give the instructions and ours to comply. We must understand that getting results would mean total compliance, for every instruction given by God is for a reason and can also be within a season for effectiveness, so when God who sees and knows all says Move, we move and when He says Stop, we stop etc.
He wanted the Children Israel to possess the City of Jericho but standing against this possession was the strong and High walls of Jericho.
A soldier who is trained in guerilla warfare may have a different approved line of thought or plan on how to take over a city, but God had His own plan which had no liking to the ABC of guerilla warfare.
Who goes to take over a city and daily marches around it with with men of war, priests and musicians? Only God can conceive such a plan and make it work.
If the children of Israel were to look at God’s plan for the takeover of Jericho through the natural lens, it would seem like foolishness, but with God who uses foolish things to confound the wisdom of the wise it’s His Wisdom and Victory in place.
The children of Israel obeyed God to the letter, even when it didn’t make sense to the flesh.
Beloved, what do you think would have happened if they questioned the plan or refused to comply?
What could have been the outcome if they had marched round the city for six days as God had instructed, then didn’t do the 7 rounds march on the 7th day?
Do you think the walls would have fallen had they not made a long blast with the horn on the 7th day?
Beloved, every instruction God has given you for whatever reasons must be obeyed to the letter.
We can’t choose which ones to obey and the ones to leave out. We confidently receive of God when our obedience is complete, even on that we can hold unto God by His Word.
I pray as your obedience to God’s instructions is complete every wall of hindrance stopping you from possessing God’s assigned blessings in your life would crumble like the walls of Jericho in Jesus name!

Monday 20th of November 2023

Building A Great City For Yourself?

At one time all the people of the world spoke the same language and used the same words. [2] As the people migrated to the east, they found a plain in the land of Babylonia and settled there. [3] They began saying to each other, “Let’s make bricks and harden them with fire.” (In this region bricks were used instead of stone, and tar was used for mortar.) [4] Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.” [5] But the Lord came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building. [6] “Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! [7] Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.”
Genesis‬ ‭11:1‭-‬7‬ ‭NLT‬‬
[17] And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
Colossians‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Child of God, whatever you do it’s necessary to put God at the centre, and make sure it’s to His praise.
When God created man at the beginning, He created him in His image and likeness. He gave him authority to reign on His behalf and have dominion over His creation. Man on earth (in this physical realm) happens to be the most intelligent of all of God’s creation, being a Spirit, having a soul and living a body. Therefore, In man is the God given ability to conceive a thing and bring it to fruition with the right support.
The people of Shinar knew they could do as they had perceived, the ability to build was in them but unfortunately they started off on the wrong foot. What they had conceived was subtle and wrong, their end goal was to safeguard themselves from being scattered, to be famous, to make a Name for themselves and not for God the giver of all wisdom.
They intended to build a tower that would reach the heavens which was an affront to God, it was more like striving to be like God who lives in the Heaven, just like Lucifer who desired to be worshipped and thought to exalt his throne above the throne of God.
These people of old didn’t just think these in their hearts they voiced it, planned it and worked towards it in one accord. They had the right support from each other but God wasn’t their support. They had almost achieved their quest until God visited the works of their hands and dispersed them.
Rather than seek to be vessels of God’s glory in their quest, they sought self gratification to their loss.
Beloved, is God at the core of your quests and ambitions? Are you out to glorify God’s name or make a name for yourself?
Do you seek to make God known and popular while you stay invisible or is it about your fame and popularity?
Beloved, Whatever we do, or say, we must project God at the forefront as His representatives, wherein the whole glory goes to Him.
Child of God, there’s a day of God’s visitation, may the works of our hands not be found wanting on that very day!

Wednesda 15th of November 2023

You Will Triumph Over Your Oppositions!

‭Listen carefully, I have created the smith who blows on the fire of coals And who produces a weapon for its purpose; And I have created the destroyer to inflict ruin. [17] No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; And every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn. This [peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And this is their vindication from Me,” says the Lord.
Isaiah‬ ‭54:16‭-‬17‬ ‭AMP‬‬
Beloved, the word of God is true!
We must understand we are not exonerated from troubles and challenges. Somehow they will find a way of coming to us.
Note in the above scriptures we are not told weapons would not be formed against us neither are we told tongues of judgement would not rise against us. Instead we are made to understand that even though those weapons are formed and directly targeted at us to do harm, the very God who has given wisdom to the manufacturers or users of those weapons will overrule. He may not disengage the weapons directed at us not to function but He will neutralise the effect of those weapons once it hits the targets.
In Acts 28 : 3 – 6, we are told of how Apostle Paul was bitten by a venomous snake on the island of Malta. The people of the Island having seen the snake bite Paul expected a reaction. Paul was supposed to swell up or suddenly dropped dead, but none of that happened. This made them assume Paul was a god since it was abnormal to escape the poisonous effect of the viper’s venom in the body.
Beloved, God was aware of all that happened to Paul on that Island. You know He could have stopped him from getting bitten but He didn’t, instead He glorified Himself by nullifying the venom in his body.
The miraculous testimony wasn’t going to be that God prevented the snake from biting Paul but the bite was of no effect.
Child of God, don’t be ruffled because the tongues of accusation and judgement are wagging, please let them wag. And maybe wicked weapons (both spiritual and physical) are schemed and fired against you from subtle enemies and bold detractors hanging around you.
Just like it was for Paul, so will their weapons of wickedness amount to nothing in your life.
Where they expect you to die, you will arise in strength and Iive many more years.
Listen, child of God it’s your God given heritage to stand on these promises and experience them fully.
If it looks as if your enemies are forging ahead in their scheme, don’t fret, your vindication from the Lord will come, therefore don’t lose your confidence for you will surely triumph over your oppositions!

You Will Triumph Over Your Oppositions!

‭Listen carefully, I have created the smith who blows on the fire of coals And who produces a weapon for its purpose; And I have created the destroyer to inflict ruin. [17] No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; And every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn. This [peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And this is their vindication from Me,” says the Lord.
Isaiah‬ ‭54:16‭-‬17‬ ‭AMP‬‬
Beloved, the word of God is true!
We must understand we are not exonerated from troubles and challenges. Somehow they will find a way of coming to us.
Note in the above scriptures we are not told weapons would not be formed against us neither are we told tongues of judgement would not rise against us. Instead we are made to understand that even though those weapons are formed and directly targeted at us to do harm, the very God who has given wisdom to the manufacturers or users of those weapons will overrule. He may not disengage the weapons directed at us not to function but He will neutralise the effect of those weapons once it hits the targets.
In Acts 28 : 3 – 6, we are told of how Apostle Paul was bitten by a venomous snake on the island of Malta. The people of the Island having seen the snake bite Paul expected a reaction. Paul was supposed to swell up or suddenly dropped dead, but none of that happened. This made them assume Paul was a god since it was abnormal to escape the poisonous effect of the viper’s venom in the body.
Beloved, God was aware of all that happened to Paul on that Island. You know He could have stopped him from getting bitten but He didn’t, instead He glorified Himself by nullifying the venom in his body.
The miraculous testimony wasn’t going to be that God prevented the snake from biting Paul but the bite was of no effect.
Child of God, don’t be ruffled because the tongues of accusation and judgement are wagging, please let them wag. And maybe wicked weapons (both spiritual and physical) are schemed and fired against you from subtle enemies and bold detractors hanging around you.
Just like it was for Paul, so will their weapons of wickedness amount to nothing in your life.
Where they expect you to die, you will arise in strength and Iive many more years.
Listen, child of God it’s your God given heritage to stand on these promises and experience them fully.
If it looks as if your enemies are forging ahead in their scheme, don’t fret, your vindication from the Lord will come, therefore don’t lose your confidence for you will surely triumph over your oppositions!

Tuesday 14th of November 2023

Lay Down Your ‘Isaac’

Some time later, God tested Abraham’s faith. “Abraham!” God called. “Yes,” he replied. “Here I am.” [2] “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.” [3] The next morning Abraham got up early. He saddled his donkey and took two of his servants with him, along with his son, Isaac. Then he chopped wood for a fire for a burnt offering and set out for the place God had told him about.
Genesis‬ ‭22: 1‭ -‬ 3‬ ‭NLT‬‬
‭even though God had told him, “Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted.” [19] Abraham reasoned that if Isaac died, God was able to bring him back to life again. And in a sense, Abraham did receive his son back from the dead.
Hebrews‬ ‭11 : 18‭ -‬ 19‬ ‭NLT‬‬
I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives.
John‬ ‭12 : 24‬ ‭NLT‬‬
The Lord God had promised Abraham He was going to make him a father of many nations, and through Isaac (the seed of promise) his descendants would be counted.
To the natural mind it’s baffling how God would demand the same seed out of which would come many nations. But to the heart that sees nothing as impossible with God like Abraham thought, God is able to let Isaac die and yet bring him to life according to His purpose.
God’s Kingdom is that of order, and the Lord Almighty follows the orders He’s instituted that men may also follow and revere Him.
John 12 : 24 tells us unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies it remains alone. We see the fulfilment of same scripture in the life of Jesus. He died and resurrected to become the first among many brethren, in that many have been reconciled with the Father through Him.
So with Isaac, since it was promised that through him many nations were going to come forth, he had to die (be sacrificed unto God) so that his resurrected life would be one that would bear many nations as promised by God.
At the poinnt of sacrifice, God didn’t let Isaac die physically for already in Abraham’s heart he was as good as dead. God saw through his heart and recognised the sacrifice was already offered even though it hadn’t be done physically yet.
He that sees the heart and reads the motives of men approved of Abraham, and therefore provided a ram in exchange for Isaac’s life.
Indeed, through Isaac, the descendants of Abraham have been counted and are still being counted as many nations.
Beloved, every time we lay down whatever God asks of us, we receieve multiple blessings, the same sacrifice we make at the end yields numerous blessings, not just physical also spiritual.
Child of God, perhaps there’s something the Lord requires of you which is a struggle, you must know as you obey it will eventually turn out for good and bring you joy. Whether it’s a material or spiritual sacrifice or even the sacrifice of your time, it will yield an increase.
Listen, God may ask you sometimes to give money, clothes, food, give up a habit, give up a relationship, give your time to fasting and prayer, sacrifice your job if may be you are in the wrong job, or it’s a hindrance to your godliness, or give up that sin.
The scripture didn’t say Abraham delayed and dragged his feet for days to obey, no it says He got up early next morning and stepped out to obey God.
Beloved, if God has spoken to your heart about something, it’s wise not to delay any longer, for Him that’s called and asked from you is faithful and He will surely reward your obedience and faithfulness.
So rise up and lay down the ‘asked’ and watch as it comes back to you with grace and favour.

Monday h of Novenber 2023

No Shadow Of Shame!

I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. [5] Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
Psalms‬ ‭34:4‭-‬5‬ ‭NLT‬‬
O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. [2] You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. [3] You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. [4] You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. [5] You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Psalms‬ ‭139:1‭-‬5‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Beloved is there anything about you the Lord doesn’t know?
Is there anything you are going through He’s not aware of?
Does He not know your fears and those daily concerns that bother your heart?
Psalm 139 : 4 reminds us that God knows what we are going to say even before we say it.
The truth is no one can pretend before God or sugar coat issues before Him for He sees through every one of us in our situations.
God tells us through the Psalmist in Psalm 34 : 4 that He Frees us from our fears.
Beloved, Fear is a torment, it can suck peace, strength and confidence out of us if we continue to harbour it. We can only be freed from the Fear of whatever is in our space if we choose to go to the Lord with all our concerns.
Our Father Almighty has the power to handle every situation and all that’s involved. The heart of every man is before Him, so He’s able to turn even your enemy’s heart to be at peace with you, He’s able to use your worst feared scenario to be a blessing in disguise.
All you need do is go to God confidently in prayer and lay all down before Him, then step aside in faith, watching patiently and expecting the tide to turn,
ready to obey any instructions He gives.
Beloved, He has promised no shadow of shame will darken your face, instead you will be radiant with joy because you look to him unwaveringly for help. Listen, the Faithful God doesn’t disappoint.
Today, with confidence go before His throne of grace and you will find the help you need and be freed from all your fears.
You will know no shame in Jesus name!

Wednesday 8th of Novenber 2023

You Will Triumph Over Your Oppositions!

‭Listen carefully, I have created the smith who blows on the fire of coals And who produces a weapon for its purpose; And I have created the destroyer to inflict ruin. [17] No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; And every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn. This [peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And this is their vindication from Me,” says the Lord.
Isaiah‬ ‭54:16‭-‬17‬ ‭AMP‬‬
Beloved, the word of God is true!
We must understand we are not exonerated from troubles and challenges. Somehow they will find a way of coming to us.
Note in the above scriptures we are not told weapons would not be formed against us neither are we told tongues of judgement would not rise against us. Instead we are made to understand that even though those weapons are formed and directly targeted at us to do harm, the very God who has given wisdom to the manufacturers or users of those weapons will overrule. He may not disengage the weapons directed at us not to function but He will neutralise the effect of those weapons once it hits the targets.
In Acts 28 : 3 – 6, we are told of how Apostle Paul was bitten by a venomous snake on the island of Malta. The people of the Island having seen the snake bite Paul expected a reaction. Paul was supposed to swell up or suddenly dropped dead, but none of that happened. This made them assume Paul was a god since it was abnormal to escape the poisonous effect of the viper’s venom in the body.
Beloved, God was aware of all that happened to Paul on that Island. You know He could have stopped him from getting bitten but He didn’t, instead He glorified Himself by nullifying the venom in his body.
The miraculous testimony wasn’t going to be that God prevented the snake from biting Paul but the bite was of no effect.
Child of God, don’t be ruffled because the tongues of accusation and judgement are wagging, please let them wag. And maybe wicked weapons (both spiritual and physical) are schemed and fired against you from subtle enemies and bold detractors hanging around you.
Just like it was for Paul, so will their weapons of wickedness amount to nothing in your life.
Where they expect you to die, you will arise in strength and Iive many more years.
Listen, child of God it’s your God given heritage to stand on these promises and experience them fully.
If it looks as if your enemies are forging ahead in their scheme, don’t fret, your vindication from the Lord will come, therefore don’t lose your confidence for you will surely triumph over your oppositions!

Tuesday 7th of November 2023

Lay Down Your ‘Isaac’

Some time later, God tested Abraham’s faith. “Abraham!” God called. “Yes,” he replied. “Here I am.” [2] “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.” [3] The next morning Abraham got up early. He saddled his donkey and took two of his servants with him, along with his son, Isaac. Then he chopped wood for a fire for a burnt offering and set out for the place God had told him about.
Genesis‬ ‭22: 1‭ -‬ 3‬ ‭NLT‬‬
‭even though God had told him, “Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted.” [19] Abraham reasoned that if Isaac died, God was able to bring him back to life again. And in a sense, Abraham did receive his son back from the dead.
Hebrews‬ ‭11 : 18‭ -‬ 19‬ ‭NLT‬‬
I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives.
John‬ ‭12 : 24‬ ‭NLT‬‬
The Lord God had promised Abraham He was going to make him a father of many nations, and through Isaac (the seed of promise) his descendants would be counted.
To the natural mind it’s baffling how God would demand the same seed out of which would come many nations. But to the heart that sees nothing as impossible with God like Abraham thought, God is able to let Isaac die and yet bring him to life according to His purpose.
God’s Kingdom is that of order, and the Lord Almighty follows the orders He’s instituted that men may also follow and revere Him.
John 12 : 24 tells us unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies it remains alone. We see the fulfilment of same scripture in the life of Jesus. He died and resurrected to become the first among many brethren, in that many have been reconciled with the Father through Him.
So with Isaac, since it was promised that through him many nations were going to come forth, he had to die (be sacrificed unto God) so that his resurrected life would be one that would bear many nations as promised by God.
At the poinnt of sacrifice, God didn’t let Isaac die physically for already in Abraham’s heart he was as good as dead. God saw through his heart and recognised the sacrifice was already offered even though it hadn’t be done physically yet.
He that sees the heart and reads the motives of men approved of Abraham, and therefore provided a ram in exchange for Isaac’s life.
Indeed, through Isaac, the descendants of Abraham have been counted and are still being counted as many nations.
Beloved, every time we lay down whatever God asks of us, we receieve multiple blessings, the same sacrifice we make at the end yields numerous blessings, not just physical also spiritual.
Child of God, perhaps there’s something the Lord requires of you which is a struggle, you must know as you obey it will eventually turn out for good and bring you joy. Whether it’s a material or spiritual sacrifice or even the sacrifice of your time, it will yield an increase.
Listen, God may ask you sometimes to give money, clothes, food, give up a habit, give up a relationship, give your time to fasting and prayer, sacrifice your job if may be you are in the wrong job, or it’s a hindrance to your godliness, or give up that sin.
The scripture didn’t say Abraham delayed and dragged his feet for days to obey, no it says He got up early next morning and stepped out to obey God.
Beloved, if God has spoken to your heart about something, it’s wise not to delay any longer, for Him that’s called and asked from you is faithful and He will surely reward your obedience and faithfulness.
So rise up and lay down the ‘asked’ and watch as it comes back to you with grace and favour.

Monday 6th of November  2023

‭Fresh Grapes In The Desert!

The Lord says, “O Israel, when I first found you, it was like finding fresh grapes in the desert. When I saw your ancestors, it was like seeing the first ripe figs of the season. But then they deserted me for Baal-peor, giving themselves to that shameful idol. Soon they became vile, as vile as the god they worshiped.
Hosea‬ ‭9:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Rip your heart to pieces [in sorrow and contrition] and not your garments.” Now return [in repentance] to the Lord your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness [faithful to His covenant with His people]; And He relents [His sentence of] evil [when His people genuinely repent].
Joel‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭AMP‬‬
Let the wicked leave (behind) his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the Lord, And He will have compassion (mercy) on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah‬ ‭55:7‬ ‭AMP‬‬
Beloved, how was it when you first met the Lord and your heart was touched by Him?
For many it would have been like a burden was lifted. A great deliverance was wrought. A gracious and joyful opportunity was received to live and love the Lord like never before. It was meaning of life finally discovered and the privilege of connecting back to God.
It was these and many more a lot of believers have felt within themselves at the times they accepted Jesus to be their Lord and Saviour.
Beloved, from the words of God through Hosea,
when the Lord first found us like He found the Israelites of old, it was like finding fresh grapes in the desert, and not stale ones. Found in a place unexpected, showing how special or treasured we have become in His eyes.
Anyone who goes to an open fruit or vegetable stalls knows how it is to find fresh produce displayed and equally buys them.
Beloved, at the very point we met with the Lord, we were likened to fresh grapes, clean, juicy, crisp and sweet in taste. In practical terms it depicts our whole hearted gratitude and love for God, portrayed in the zeal and passion we had for Him. The excitement and contentment we had following and wanting to obey Him in all things reflected in the times we made out to pray, study the Word of God and attend to other things pertaining to God’s Kingdom and His church.
But after a while, it’s noticed our attention and focus are stolen by things that are ungodly, or by some that are permissible but not beneficial and even by those beneficial. Our passion and zeal begin to wane just like fresh grapes turn stale in the stall because ìt’s been exposed to people’s hands that randomly pick and examine them, or exposed to flying insects that perch on them or even exposed to the heat of the sun, these and more are agents that hasten staleness or rotteness of the grapes when not properly covered for preservation.
Today, perhaps our walk with the Lord has become stale, dampened and lukewarm due to the distractions that have stolen our hearts and attention, wherein we have subtly relegated God from the place of True Priority to a place of secondary management without remorse.
The Lord exhorts us to repent and retrace our steps so it can be well with us. Any other except God that sits in our hearts and steals First consideration from us has become our idol.
Beloved, let’s examine our hearts to make sure the Lord God is still our first love, and our zeal and passion for God’s business is top notch.
May our daily encounter with God be attested to be like Fresh grapes in the eyes of our God Almighty.

Wednesday 1st of November 2023

Outside The City Are The Dogs!

Blessed are those who wash their robes. They will be permitted to enter through the gates of the city and eat the fruit from the tree of life. [15] Outside the city are the dogs—the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie.
Revelation‬ ‭22 : 14‭ -‬ 15‬ ‭NLT‬‬
[9] Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor (perversely) effeminate, nor homosexuals, [10] nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers [whose words are used as weapons to abuse, insult, humiliate, intimidate, or slander], nor swindlers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians‬ ‭6 : 9‬ ‭- 10 NLT‬‬
Beloved, if the Word of God is true and sure does it not mean He will be faithful to honour and carry out His promises whether they please us or not.
When God says nothing unrighteous will inherit or share in His Kingdom so it will be.
How do we expect the God who is Holy to defile his presence with any form of ungodliness?
Light and darkness can’t dwell together, so it is and so will it remain even at the end of the age.
In the Kingdom of Heaven nothing that’s defiled or of a perverted character would be allowed to enter the gate of the Heavenly City.
All disobedients will be outside the City.
Remember outside the City is a place without the presence of God. The scripture says outside the City are the dogs. Who are those referred to as dogs?
The unrighteous, the sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, effeminate, homosexuals, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, swindlers, the sorcerers, the murderers and all who love to live a lie are the dogs that would be left outside the City.
Child of God, when the Word of God says these would not enter through the gates of the city nor eat of the tree of life, it’s not a fable or a joke.
Every believer in Christ who desires to share in the Kingdom of God must therefore not meddle with these sins nor pet them. We have been forewarned, should we not be forearmed? It’s wise to lay aside those sins that easily beset us.
Beloved, eternity with Christ should be our goal, may it never be that our portion would be outside the gate of the City.

Tuesday 31st of October 2023

‭‭Blessed Are Those Who Wash Their Robes.
‭I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God!
For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom dressed for his wedding or a bride with her jewels.
Isaiah‬ ‭61 : 10‬ ‭NLT‬‬
For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her [26] to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. [27] He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.
Ephesians‬ ‭5 : 25‭ -‬ 27‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Blessed are those who wash their robes. They will be permitted to enter through the gates of the city and eat the fruit from the tree of life. [15] Outside the city are the dogs—the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie.
Revelation‬ ‭22 : 14‭ -‬ 15‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Let your clothes always be white [with purity], and do not let the oil [of gladness] be lacking on your head. (Ecclesiastes‬ ‭9 : 8‬ ‭AMP‬‬)
Beloved, Jesus didn’t go to the cross so that we may remain the way we were before His death.
He died that He might give us a new identity and way of life. His precious blood bought us our freedom from a life of slavery and bondage which would have resulted in our death.
He hasn’t just given us a new life in Him but has also changed our filthy, stinking garments of shame to white garments of righteousness and praise.
He has done so because He at the right time, after we have been made ready would present us before His Father, The King above all Kings.
Would it not be careless of us not to get ourselves ready in anticipation to meet with the King? Do you think the Son of God Almighty, the Son of the King of Kings having given up His life for redemption of His bride would risk taking a careless, ungrateful, unloving, dirty bride to His Father? Would it not be a disrespect to the Father and shame to the Son.
The Son knowing there’s a certain expectation from the Father would do all He can, and provide all needed to ensure His bride steps into His Father’s presence in the glory of a worthy bride. One thing to note is that the bride has been left under the care of an able chaperone whose responsibility it is to train and get ready the bride for her presentation.
Unfortunately inspite of the authority the Chaperone has been given, He can only urge and not force the bride to be dressed properly in readiness for the Groom. It has to be the bride’s choice to meet and be with the groom.
Beloved, Our Groom, Jesus has saved and put on us the garment of righteousness. He expects us by the help of the Holy Spirit to keep our garments clean always. We do so by constantly examining our hearts in the light of God’s Word and staying away from every defilement or corruption in obedience.
Imagine how disappointed Jesus would be if He comes back and meets His bride with stains of sin and defilement on her beautiful garment, not prepared to meet with His Father .
Child of God, be assured no one with a stained garment would be presented to our Heavenly Father.
So let’s strive to always keep our lives pure because without holiness no man shall see the Lord.
Blessed are those who wash their robes !!

Monday 30th of October 2023

The Lors Isn’t Slow But Patient !

This is my second letter to you, dear friends, and in both of them I have tried to stimulate your wholesome thinking and refresh your memory.
[5] They deliberately forget that God made the heavens long ago by the word of his command, and he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water. [6] Then he used the water to destroy the ancient world with a mighty flood. [7] And by the same word, the present heavens and earth have been stored up for fire. They are being kept for the day of judgment, when ungodly people will be destroyed.
[9] The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.
2 Peter‬ ‭3:1‬, 5 – 7, 9 ‭NLT‬‬
Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, [10] or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:9‭-‬10‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Beloved, the mercies of God should keep us grounded, grateful and faithful in our faith.
It should make us not to be complacent in our christian walk with God.
Having a sense of complacency can lead one to live in oblivion, forgetting that which is most important to live for and live by.
May the Lord help our minds to be stimulated to wholesome thinking and our memories renewed.
It is said when a wise person knows He is expecting an August visitor, he begins to prepare and put everything that’s needed in place, but more importantly he’s alert to open the door whenever the visitor knocks on the door or presses the bell.
The bad that can happen is for the host not to be available or prepared, or perhaps gone into a deep sleep at the time the visitor arrives.
In the same manner if someone suspects thieves are targeting to break into his house, the owner of the house tries all he can to secure the house with burglary alarms, CCTV cameras, strong locks, metal protectors for doors and windows and even sleeps cautiously to be alert perhaps the intruder invades.
Beloved, the Messiah would be coming back for His people, and He means every word of His promise.
Unfortunately, because He hasn’t come back yet many are beginning to think and say He wouldn’t due to the length of time that’s gone by.
Child of God, do not be deceived or carried away.
Yes, it shouldn’t mean because He hasn’t come back yet therefore He wouldn’t. His Word tells us His delay to come is because He’s chosen to be patient so many more people would repent and be saved.
What we must be concerned with is being alert so His sudden return would be a thing of joy and not of regret.
What do we do then?
Number our days! Carefully examine our hearts regularly to make sure God finds us in Faith and righteousness.
To stay Faithful and bear fruits in the work He’s committed into our hands..
And finally rejoicing in His peace and love as our eyes are lifted up in expectation of His return!
Beloved, He will certainly return, Be ye ready!

Wednesday 25th of October 2023

Protocols Will Be Broken For You!

‭‭[3] Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches.
[5] One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. [6] When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” [7] “I can’t, sir,” the sick man said, “for I have no one to put me into the pool when the water bubbles up. Someone else always gets there ahead of me.” [8] Jesus told him, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!” [9] Instantly, the man was healed! He rolled up his sleeping mat and began walking! …
John‬ ‭5 : 3‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Beloved, today we would learn wisdom from the meeting of Jesus and the paralytic man.
The paralytic man is like any of us that has one need or the other but is hindered by our circumstance.
In his own case being a paralytic meant he couldn’t walk or do much for himself, therefore leaving him at the mercies of people.
Does that sound familiar? There are mountains if you could move yourself, you would have moved them long ago, but unfortunately only another in that able position can move them for you.
We are told the Paralytic had been in that position for a long time, probably with all hope lost. Do you know Jesus looking at him knew he had been in that sickness for a long time. Listen what man doesn’t know about your pain, God knows. He knows where you are, your hurt, and how long it’s been. Just like Jesus visited and identified the paralytic, so will the Lord single you out among many for unfamiliar favour and miracle.
We need to note that Jesus didn’t go the familiar way. The Paralytic man probably expected a help into the pool, but Jesus had to break every protocol.
May the Lord break all protocols to meet your need to His glory.
The Lord didn’t allow the paralytic to go through the hassles of being lifted up into the well which would have got him wet, instead Jesus asked him to stand up, pick his mat and walk.
The man that was accustomed to being sat or laid on the floor was opportuned to stand up. The man that couldn’t move without help was not only standing but also walking. He got his healing without going through the process others went through. Only God favours people in that way.
Beloved, may this day be the day of your divine visitation, when all limitations will be lifted.
In the midst of many, grace and favour will locate you.
Beloved, because God knows where you are, you don’t give up on your miracles, for what men can’t do God will do for you in His due time!
Beloved, it will happen for you through Christ!

Tuesday 24th of October 2023

Trained By Discipline!

[7] You must submit to [correction for the purpose of] discipline; God is dealing with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
[10] For our earthly fathers disciplined us for only a short time as seemed best to them; but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness. [11] For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems sad and painful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness [right standing with God and a lifestyle and attitude that seeks conformity to God’s will and purpose].
Hebrews‬ ‭12 : 7‬ ‭AMP‬‬
Beloved, the Kingdom we have been called into is not a haphazard Kingdom. It’s a Kingdom of orderliness. It has rules and expectations, therefore to function well and fulfill all that’s expected of us as citizens of this great Kingdom, we must learn and live by the instructions of the Kingdom.
No one goes to a new country to live and expect not to live by the rules governing the nation. It will be ridiculous to reside in the new country and strive to live by the rules of the previous country of abode.
Similarly it is for every child of God translated from the Kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of light, and the new life now lived would be by the dictates of the Spirit of God.
The Spirit of God leads in righteousness and anyone that mentions the Name of the Lord (who is a citizen) in this Kingdom of Light must depart from iniquity. The Spirit of God who is the teacher, the helper, the leader and the guide helps us understand the Principles of the Kingdom of light. He empowers and gives us all we need to live and operate in the Kingdom.
The Holy Spirit is a gentle Spirit, in as much as He teaches and helps, He never forces Himself on anyone. He excels in strength where in He’s accepted and given the right hand of fellowship, but stays on stand-by mode when He is not allowed to lead and help.
Sometimes Citizens behave unseemly due to pressures of different kinds. They try not to conform but choose to copy and live in the Kingdom of Light like the citizens of the Kingdom of darkness.
Such unruly and ungodly behaviour attracts several corrections and instructions which when rejected, with persistent disobedience causes the arm of discipline to fall.
This arm of discipline comes down not only to correct and fix back this disobedient citizen but also to stop this wrong Spirit of disobedience from spreading unto other citizens who may think it’s an acceptable behaviour.
Beloved, sometimes the wrong desires of our hearts and dominance of our flesh can make us ignore God’s instructions, and if we remain disobedient without repenting it attracts God’s discipline.
Every discipline is for our own good, and it can come in different forms like our earthly parents would choose to do. What’s important is we submit to the correction of God and change our ways.
Whatever the Holy Spirit is pointing out in our lives must be dealt with. Whichever direction He’s pointing us to walk in we must obey and follow no matter how scary or uncomfortable it looks. Whatever we are asked to do not minding if our ego is bruised we must comply. Only in our obedience would our love for God and His Kingdom be proven.
Again, it’s only in our compliance God is able to entrust us with more responsibilities close to His heart in this great Kingdom.
So, Beloved let’s not fight the discipline of God, it trains to equip us for Fruitfulness and takes us higher up the place God Almighty would have us be

Monday 23rd of October 2023

‭‭Pray Until Something Happens!

One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. [2] “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. [3] A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ [4] The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, [5] but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’” [6] Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. [7] Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?
Luke‬ ‭18:1‭-‬7‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. [8] For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
Matthew‬ ‭7:7‭-‬8‬ ‭NLT‬‬
The story in Luke 18 above is told by Jesus Christ himself to His disciples to show how they ought to persistently pray or ask until the Lord answers them.
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:12‬ in the ‭EASY‬‬ version states ‘When you do not receive the things that you hope for, it makes you sad. But when you receive what you have always wanted, you are very happy.’
So the Lord knows our hearts can be overwhelmed with disappointment when our prayers haven’t been answered yet. He wants us to know delays can come sometimes when we pray but we mustn’t allow ourselves to be cheated out of what we could receive through our persistence than giving up.
In as much as God is willing to send forth the answer to our prayers, He also knows Satan and his cohorts may decide to hinder the Heavenly couriers which may cause a delay or setback.
Now it’s our persistent prayers that pushes on for angels to take up the needed assignment, remove demonic obstacles and ensure our expectant answers get to us, even if it means engaging in a battle on our behalf in the unseen realm. We read of such a hindrance and battle on Daniel’s behalf, when the answer to his prayer (which was already dispatch) got stopped from getting to him by wicked spirits.
Beloved, whatever you are asking of our Heavenly Father according to His will, will eventually get to you, so do not give up your confidence in Him just because your answer hasn’t yet manifested. It may tarry but wait for it in the continual spirit of prayer.
Remember, we must persist to ask, seek and knock for that’s what God expects from us.
So align yourself with God, arm yourself with His Word, then push on in Pray and you will be glad you did.

Wednesday 18th of October 2023

 Recount And Tell Aloud God’s Marvellous Works!

‭‭I WILL praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth (recount and tell aloud) all Your marvelous works and wonderful deeds!
Psalm‬ ‭9:1‬ ‭AMPC‬‬
Beloved, what do you WILL this day?
No doubt there are many desires in our hearts, many things we would love to experience and accomplish, be assured God is aware of every one of them.
David was one man that had a lot going on, but one thing he willed was to praise God with his whole heart, and to recount and tell aloud God’s marvellous works and wonderful deeds.
It takes someone that’s so appreciative of the wholesome goodness of God, which outweighs whatever the present challenges might be to will to praise the Lord wholeheartedly.
The scripture says He that observes the wind shall not sow, similarly any child of God that decides to be consumed with the events and challenges around him would never praise God because problems never cease.
Actually God didn’t promise us that problems will go away here on earth, on the contrary we are to expect troubles from every side.
But the good news for which we must lift our banner of praise is that God is with us all the way helping and making a way of escape for us.
Child of God if you focus on the hardship and present challenges, it will be difficult to notice and appreciate the many deliverances, provisions, protections etc that God has wrought in your life, in the life of your spouse, children, friends and families.
Beloved, in the midst of your wants, needs and pressures, sit back and remember the many hurdles you’ve jumped over in the past, perhaps it will help build your confidence once more that the same God will do it again.
Today reflect on just your yesterday, was there no goodness received of the Lord that should put praise in your mouth? Did you not go out, ran all your errands and returned home in peace, while there were stories of some who went out and never returned.
Listen! With a joyful heart make it your will to praise the Lord always, recount and tell aloud His marvelous works and wonderful deeds and He will do even much more for the praise of His name.

Tuesday 17th of October 2023

Don’t Turn A Deaf Ear …

Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking. For if the people of Israel did not escape when they refused to listen to Moses, the earthly messenger, we will certainly not escape if we reject the One who speaks to us from heaven!
Hebrews‬ ‭12:25‬ ‭NLT‬‬
‭‭But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.
John‬ ‭14:26‬ ‭NLT‬‬
[20] Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His commandments, hearkening to the voice of His word.
Psalm 130 :20 AMPC
Remember what it says: “Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts as Israel did when they rebelled.” [16] And who was it who rebelled against God, even though they heard his voice? Wasn’t it the people Moses led out of Egypt?
Hebrews‬ ‭3:15‭-‬16‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Beloved, God loves to relate with His children.
There’s no relationship that thrives without communication, so God listens to His children as well as talk to them. He instructs, corrects and exhorts in many ways as He deems fit.
In Moses’ time, God spoke to the Israelites through Him. Moses was an intermediary that related the mind of God to them, but unfortunately they saw Moses as mere Moses and were not mindful of the big God behind him, on whose authority he was relating to them. These men and women of old refused to listen to Moses thereby disobeyed God. In their rebellion and stubbornness, none of the whole generation of Israelites that left Egypt beside Caleb and Joshua made it to the Promised Land.
In these present times God doesn’t only speak to His children using human vessels, but He does communicate directly to every child of His.
He can choose to speak through the voice of His Holy Spirit within us, or He can choose to communicate through His Word, through dreams, visions etc.
Beloved, God is still speaking! The scriptures above reminds us that as the people of old didn’t escape God’s punishment for not listening to Moses, even now men would not escape God’s judgement if they don’t listen and hearken when He speaks by His Spirit, or through His word or through any means he chooses to communicate
When God enlightens our understanding of His will, He expects us to promptly obey.
Unfortunately, the flesh has a way of kicking in to sabotage God’s instructions which we have received.
It’s our responsibility not to let the enemy harden our heart and sway us away through offences, doubts, disappointments, weariness, procrastination, self deceit etc.
Beloved, the Word of God we read has a voice, the Spirit of God within us has a voice, and God is also using His servants through godly counsels to speak to us. Let’s not turn a deaf ear but determine to obey God’s voice even when it’s difficult.
Our reverence of God manifests in our Attention and Obedience!

Monday 16th of October 2023

‭Weighed On The Scale Of Righteousness

And you, his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart (mind), even though you knew all this.
[25] “This is the inscription that was written, ‘mene, mene, tekel, upharsin [numbered, numbered, weighed, and divided].’ [26] This is the interpretation of the message: ‘mene’—God has numbered the days of your kingdom and put an end to it; [27] ‘tekel’—you have been weighed on the scales [of righteousness] and found deficient;
Daniel‬ ‭5 : 22‬, 5-27 ‭AMP‬‬
So get rid of all uncleanness and all that remains of wickedness, and with a humble spirit receive the word [of God] which is implanted [actually rooted in your heart], which is able to save your souls.
James 1 : 21 AMP
For the Lord of hosts will have a day of reckoning Against all who are proud and arrogant And against all who are lifted up, That they may be degraded.
Isaiah‬ ‭2:12‬ ‭
“Now after a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.
Matthew‬ ‭25:19‬ ‭AMP‬‬
It’s said that wise ones observe and learn from other people’s mistakes, they don’t seek to learn from making the same mistakes.
It takes humility to receive corrections, instructions and obey them.
In all that we do we must stay cautious not to take the grace and mercy of God for granted, in as much as The Lord Almighty is our Father, it’s important to avoid being arrogant and too familiar with God not giving Him due reverence.
One would think King Belshazzar, the Son of King Nebuchadnezzar would have learnt from his Father’s experience how to honour and revere God, but inspite of all He knew he arrogantly decided not to give honour to God. He chose with His concubine to desecrate the vessels dedicated to God Almighty which his father had brought back from the temple in Jerusalem. Belshazzar left other gold cups He could have used to drink his wine, he chose to use the gold cups meant for God.
Although Jehovah God had mercifully not judged him earlier for all his wrong, it didn’t mean he accepted his arrogance. When the Lord is merciful, it’s only to give us time to repent and turn around from our disobedience and wicked ways.
Beloved, there’s always a day for reckoning, a day the Almighty decides to look down on our affairs and weigh our thoughts and actions on His scale of righteousness.
He weighed King Belshazzar on the scale of righteousness and was found deficient. He lost his kingdom because of his wickedness and defiance of God.
Beloved, there’s a day of reckoning for everyone of us. As we came into this world at different times, so would we check out at different times if Jesus tarries. What’s important is our readiness in our moments of reckoning. It’s not enough to claim ‘The Lord is our righteousness and yet walk comfortably in unrighteousness.
Child of God, are you humbly receiving God’s Words of instructions or corrections and applying them? Are you uprightly seeking to honour God in all you do without taking a chance on the glory that belongs God?
Remember! There’s a weighing scale! No matter how long the Master is delayed, He will CERTAINLY come back to settle accounts with us. So Ensure the Ledger of your servanthood is balanced and not in red or negatives, for It won’t delay any longer!

Wednesday 11th of October 2023

Be Unwrapped And Released!

When He had said this, He shouted with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” [44] Out came the man who had been dead, his hands and feet tightly wrapped in burial cloths (linen strips), and with a [burial] cloth wrapped around his face. Jesus said to them, “Unwrap him and release him.”
John‬ ‭11:43‭-‬44‬ ‭AMP‬‬
‭‭Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us STRIP OFF EVERY WEIGHT that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
Hebrews‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Although Jesus was a family friend to Lazarus and his siblings, the cold hands of death still visited the family. Lazarus’ body was numbered among the dead, where he was separated from the Living.
As it pleased God to show His glory through Lazarus’ death, His mercy arose and broke the protocol. A man who had been dead and buried for days saw the light of God’s glory, he heard the voice of Jesus calling him to come forth from the grip of death. Death couldn’t hold him down but hearken to the power of resurrection in the words of Jesus.
The doors to the abode of death was opened and Lazarus walked out of the grave. Amazing!!
He was now alive and out of the tomb but still wrapped up head (face), hands and feet with burial clothes. With all the noise and joy of his resurrection, how far could he have walked or how much could he have accomplished if his hands, feet and face were not freed of the burial cloths?
The burial cloths were signs of limitations, signs of his old residence, his of old state, signs of marks and smell of death all over him. He needed to be set free to go live a new life without limitations and fragrance of his old state.
Jesus knew he couldn’t live an abundant life with those burial clothes on, so He asked his feet to be untied so he could step into his liberty in Christ, to recover and possess wherever the soles of his feet tread on.
His hands were set free to accomplish the plans and purposes of God for his life and the burial cloth on his head/face had to be loosened so his mind gets renewed, able to operate in the mind of Christ and not tied to the old dead mindset.
Beloved, God has redeemed us (believers in Christ) from our old dead state, from our past dark life without the light of God, from being separated from the Living God. He called us out of the tomb of Sin and ungodliness, but unfortunately many still have their grave clothes around their feet, hands and head. The signs of the old sinful life still linger on hindering some from doing and being the best for God.
Today, the Lord is asking us to submit to the Holy Spirit and His Word so the grave clothes can be taken off. Every trace of the old sinful nature must be stripped off that the glory of God may shine on us.
Beloved, every atom of the old sinful nature limits and slows us down from running passionately and consistently for Goď.
Are there appearances of grave clothes (sin) in your life today? May the holy Spirit through God’s mercy unwrap you and release you into your High Places in Christ.

 

 

 

Tuesday 10th of October 20223

The Lord is Here To Help!

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. [11] “See, all your angry enemies lie there, confused and humiliated. Anyone who opposes you will die and come to nothing. [12] You will look in vain for those who tried to conquer you. Those who attack you will come to nothing. [13] For I hold you by your right hand— I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you. (Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‭-‬13‬ ‭NLT‬‬)
‭‭Beloved, everyday, every hour, every minute and every second is a battle for the children of God.
Satan is not careful to show he and those under His rulership hate us.
He tries to mess up our daily living by throwing unwaranted obstacles our way to make sure we lose sight and focus on that which is important as assigned by God and to keep our heart chasing after things that may be good but don’t have eternal value.
Listen, we are not battling flesh and blood. It’s not the man on your street who treats you unfairly that is your problem, it’s the invisible spirits that monitor and tag along everywhere we turn. They monitor to influence our actions and the actions of those around us. These wicked spirits listen to our vain words or words of unbelief and doubt when we get angry and frustrated because of the turn out of events around us. These evil entities without our knowledge try to conquer and intimidate us into a state of fear, anxiety, panic, discouragement and timidity. But we must never forget who we are in Christ and the greatness of our God who dwells in us, who has also given us His Words of promise.
In the above Scriptures, He assures us He is here to help us, contrary to what Satan would have us believe. Satan says to our minds that God is not willing to help and would not help. He tries to make us believe God’s no longer with us but has abandoned us. He says we have lost favour with God because of so so and so so short coming.
Child of God, all those are lies and manipulations of the wicked one.
God has promised as written above He is with you, to strengthen and help you.
He urges you not to be discouraged or fearful, but be courageous so He can work out things for you.
He’s promised to hold you up with His victorious right hand that you may conquer those that seek to conquer you.
Do not be discouraged in whatever challenges you are facing today for our God says they will come to nothing. All those onlookers waiting to carry around bad news will remain confused and humiliated for the tables will turn against them.
Child of God, the Lord is here to help you, therefore ask of Him and He will help you to Victory!

Monday 9th of October 2023

‭ Run To Finish, Having Kept The Faith!
 Then Asa cried out to the Lord his God, “O Lord, no one but you can help the powerless against the mighty! Help us, O Lord our God, for we trust in you alone. It is in your name that we have come against this vast horde. O Lord, you are our God; do not let mere men prevail against you!” [12] So the Lord defeated the Ethiopians in the presence of Asa and the army of Judah, and the enemy fled. 
2 Chronicles‬ ‭14: 11 -‬12‬ ‭NLT‬‬
In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa developed a serious foot disease. Yet even with the severity of his disease, he did not seek the Lord’s help but turned only to his physicians. [13] So he died in the forty-first year of his reign. 
2 Chronicles‬ ‭16:12‭-‬13‬ ‭NLT‬‬
If you think you are standing strong, BE CAREFUL not to fall. 
1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬
You know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize. So run to WIN! 
1 Corinthians‬ ‭9:24‬ ‭NCV‬‬
‭‭I have fought the good fight, I have FINISHED the race, I have kept the faith. 
2 Timothy‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭NCV‬‬
The beautiful thing about the race of life is everyone on it has been drafted in via grace, that is, God's unmerited favour. The same grace to run and finish the race is made available to all athletes, but we individually decide how we would run based on how or what we perceive the race to mean to us.
In the race of life, some run with caution and seriousness, while some are not bothered about it, they just wake up as usual not giving it a deep thought.
Setting off and running on the race track of life as a believer in Christ is a wonderful privilege, one not to be taken lightly. 
Beloved, the reward comes not with setting off on the race track of life, but finishing off well having ran by the rules stipulated.
It's at the end of the race the athlete is rewarded. 
In between the Start point and Finish line are the hindrances, the hurdles of discouragement, the potholes of despair, the burning heat that saps energy, the rains that wet the body and causes it to shiver. Around are fellow athletes that are also running, some rùnning past us, some resting by the corner, some being treated of wounds from falls and collisions, some standing by contemplating whether to continue to run, there are some who have missed the track and followed on to other tracks, while there are some who are behind and are running along with vigour and hope to catch up towards the finish line. All these athletes you see around you and the hurdles you encounter seek to affect your psyche either positively or dampen your Spirit from running.
King Asa started well with God but didn't finish well.
Apostle Paul started his race and finished.
Jesus started His Assignment and finished well.
So Beloved, you will stay on the assignment/race you are on and finish well to win. 
Be determined and stay focused, holding on and looking up to Jesus the Author and Finisher of your faith. 
You will finish and finish well by the grace of God !!

Wednesday 4th of October 2023

Declared, ‘Not Guilty!’

Wake up! Rise to my defense! Take up my case, my God and my Lord. [24] Declare me not guilty, O Lord my God, for you give justice. Don’t let my enemies laugh about me in my troubles. [25] Don’t let them say, “Look, we got what we wanted! Now we will eat him alive!” [26] May those who rejoice at my troubles be humiliated and disgraced. May those who triumph over me be covered with shame and dishonor. [27] But give great joy to those who came to my defense. Let them continually say, “Great is the Lord, who delights in blessing his servant with peace!”
Psalms‬ ‭35 : 23‭ -‬ 27‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Beloved, what’s that issue that terrifies you?
What’s that problem that palpitates your heart?
What has the enemy concurred to do that’s taken sleep away from your eyes?
What can Satan do if the Lord does not permit him?
What can your enemies do if their gathering or coming together is not of God?
Who can stand against you if the Almighty God is standing with you?
Who can uncover you if the Lord Most High is your covering?
Who can penetrate to hurt you when you are hidden in Christ and Christ in God?
Who can disfavour or blot out your name when your name is engraved on the palm of God’s hand?
Who can poke you when you are the apple of God’s eyes?
Tell me who can? Who can touch a Lion’s cub when the Lion, the King of the Jungle is awake and alert?
Beloved, do not fear, stay confident and immovable in our God for those who are rejoicing or have rejoiced at your troubles will be humiliated and disgraced. Those who seem to have triumphed over you because they have not yet received their due justice will be covered with shame and dishonor for God’s mercy will find you. You will be declared ‘not guilty’ before Satan and anything or persons that trouble you.
A righteous man falls seven times, and yet rises again because the arm of the Lord sustains him.
Child of God, God’s arm will sustain you through your challenges, His hand will guide you out of the situation and will raise up people to help and speak for you.
Listen, your enemies will not have you where they have desired because our Heavenly Father will show Himself strong on your behalf.
Remember when God judges you no man can judge you. May Jehovah be your advocate, only go before Him and plead your case in humility. Do not cover your sins and mistakes for as you pour yourself out like David did before God, His Mercy will cover you, and you will find Help in Him for your need.
Cry no more! Fret no more! Sigh no more!, arise and praise God in Hope and expectation for your deliverance is at your door!

Tuesday 3rd of October 2023

What’s Your Goal, Pleasing God or men?

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
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.
2 Timothy 4:3‭, ‬5 NLT
Beloved, I have no doubt you’ve been reconciled with God through Christ’s saving grace and now you are living for God in the best way you know and can. It’s indeed a privileged place to be, but the question you must sincerely answer in your heart is, ‘How are you living for God? What’s your goal? Are you living for the approval of men or God? Are you living to please God or men?’
Child of God, the Kingdom we have become a part of is one only the Almighty reigns and rules.
It’s one in which our allegiance to God shouldn’t be compromised or contested with and our worship of Him is in truth.
Our Adversary seeks to steal the worship and reverence that’s due only to God. He hasn’t stopped desiring to be God or sit in His position, but because he knows it’s impossible, he then subtly seeks to sit on the throne of mens’ heart making himself a demigod.
We know Satan projects himself as the god of this world, even if he is, Beloved, he doesn’t have to be the God in your life, it’s in your power to choose who becomes your God and who you will live for.
Our call unto God is not a call to become men pleasers. It’s not a call wherein we seek men to be happy with us, approve of us, cheer us and give us accolades. Friendship with world is enemity with God just like Friendship with God is enemity with the world. It’s quite impossible to be loved by God and be loved by the World at the same time because both Kingdoms are in opposition to the other.
The World doesn’t love God nor seek to please or glorify Him, instead it seeks self glorification and gratification, it also turns against anyone that seeks God. These days many christians are becoming sidelined and denied access to many things because of their stances and beliefs.
The world tries to dictate to believers what they should say, do, accept, promote and even demand compliance from them.
Many preachers of the gospel have been denied Visa to some countries, denied access to some venues to hold their meetings, and some have lost their jobs in some organisations and have had to face legal actions or gone to jail as compliance is enforced.
All these harrassments and unfair treatments are to instill fear in the hearts of many believers.
Child of God, our Heavenly Father exhorts us not to be fainted hearted but to remember our goal is to please our Saviour and seek only His approval in all we do. So I pray your heart be strengthened to live to please God Alone today, tomorrow and Always till Christ returns!!

Monday 2nd of October 2023

Don’t Be Fool!

I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ.
Galatians 1:6‭-‬7 NLT
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.
2 Timothy 4:3‭, ‬5 NLT
Beloved, Satan is on a rampage to take out anyone he can from this strait godly path.
He knows his time is shorter than ever so he has doubled up His Kingdom activities.
We know he’s not working alone, he’s sent off emissaries into different corners to deceive, derail and cause confusion in many quarters.
He has his agents watering down the gospel of salvation, twisting and misinterpreting God’s word.
He’s planted his agents that probe the mind of men questioning the love, the works and intentions of God using world events as a reference.
They say how come innocent children are being killed in wars and earthquakes, couldn’t a good God have prevented it or protected the children?
They make it out that if God is as loving as projected by Christians bad things shouldn’t be happening.
Unfortunately in our church communities like every other place, Satan’s also using hardship and challenges to dampen the fervent spirit of many. He’s deceived some young hearts to believe it’s okay to live a double life, that is, to follow God as well as follow the dictates of their flesh. Because of the lies of the enemy worldliness has flooded the churches, right and holy living has become a thing of personal interpretation.
Many go to church not to meet with God and be transformed but to ease their conscience, socialise and put on a form of piety.
Some Preachers mouths have been gagged, so they don’t preach consecration, sanctification, love without emulation, selflessness, idolatry, adultery etc in their churches because of losing membership. Church goers have also become hard of hearing, hearts are severed with hot iron, no longer sensitive or offended by sin instead are intolerant to wholesome teaching.
Any Wholesome teaching that calls out their sins or pricks their consciences irritates them.
Beloved, we must be alert and keep a clear mind not to be deceived or fooled by these angels of darkness. The Word of God must have the final say in our lives not withstanding from whose mouth it’s been adulterated.
Child of God, be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit as He exposes the deceitful works of Satan.
Stay alert and don’t be Fooled!

Wednesday 27th of September 2023

My Identity Is In Christ!

It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to share the oppression of God’s people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin. He thought it was better to suffer for the sake of Christ than to own the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to his great reward.
Hebrews 11 : 24‭ -‬ 26 NLT
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.
1 Corinthians 13 : 11 AMP
It is better to be godly and have little than to be evil and rich.
Psalms 37:16 NLT
Better to have little, with fear for the Lord, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil.
Proverbs 15:16 NLT
Beloved, there’re times in our lives when we are faced with very important choices to make that either make us or mar us. As believers some of these choices get to define where we are and want to be with God. They reflect in truth how we value God and the work of salvation He has freely wrought in our lives.
When Moses was young, He lived in Pharaoh’s house and enjoyed the privileges of being one of Pharaoh’s sons although biologically he was not.
His life was preserved under this privilege as God had allowed because he was born at a time male children of Hebrew descents were killed. Having lived in the Palace he saw firsthand how his Hebrew Kingsmen were used, mistreated, despised and killed. He saw how belittling, hard and dangerous it was to be called, associated with or be identified as a Hebrew. Identifying as a Hebrew in Egypt meant enslavement and hardship.
Moses was aware of what it spelt out for him, the privileges he was going to lose and how he would be hated, hunted down and punished by the palace, yet He chose to associate and share the oppression of God’s people. Moses didn’t forget His root because of pleasures and gains of Pharaoh’s house.
Beloved, times are becoming hard. It’s become dangerous and unpopular to identify as a Born again Christian. Being a christian has almost become a stigma, an embarrassment to many, an association many won’t publicly identify with.
There’s so much ease of life and gainful prospects in being an open person that’s termed ‘not religious’.
Child of God, inspite of all the brouhaha the World is waiting for the manifestations of the Sons of God. The manifestations of those who are not ashamed to belong to Christ and ready to give up the pleasures of life and sin and be named after Him. Daily we are subtly brought to our knees to make these choices at every turn in our walk.
Beloved, how have you chosen to be identified?
Remember, Christ would be ashamed before His Father of those who chose to be ashamed of him before mere men.
Let’s therefore stay strong in our love for Him like Moses and the Apostles of old, and be proud to acknowledge our identity in Christ and teach our children same.
Remember it’s in Christ we live, and move and have our being!

Tuesday 26th of September 2023

Keep Your Eyes On The Invisible God!

It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible.
Hebrews 11:27 NLT
… Let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us, [looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], …
Hebrews 12 : 1‭b -‬ 2a AMP
Beloved, God has set our lives as races which everyone of us must run.
In running our race of life, there are some assignments he has called us to do at different times while on our race courses.
Psalm 139 v 16 tells us God saw us before we were born. Every day of our life was recorded in His book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed, this means God’s intended assignments or job descriptions for us were already documented in His book even before our conception and birth.
God had a purpose before we were individually released to come.
It was same for Moses. He was born to deliver His Hebrew people from Egypt.
God in His wisdom ensured Moses wasn’t killed at birth. He placed Him unknowingly to them in the house of Pharoah to be trained in the knowledge of what Egypt and her gods stood for which God had afore planned to destroy and make a public show of.
Moses was therefore trained as one of the Sons of Pharoah to understand the culture, the religion, the gods and the whole system of Egypt.
God supposedly used one of their own to disgrace, dismantle and destroy the power and whatever stronghold the gods claimed to have in the land, after all it was God who made Egypt to rise and become the land of sustenance it became through His own ambassador Joseph.
When Moses took centre stage to obey God’s instructions, to deliver the Israelites and war the gods of Egypt via plagues he knew it was going to anger Pharaoh.
He had to look away from every emotional attachments and distractions especially from his adopted mother and family to focus on his assignment. Moses kept on going (not minding all the threat from Pharoah, the pursuance of Pharoah and his armies, the Red Sea before them, the multitude of the people he had to lead both young and old, both the happy and bickering ones) by keeping his eyes on the Invisible One, The Holy One of Israel.
Child of God, to fulfill our God given assignments we must do like Moses did. Keep our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. He called us to our assignments and in His strength would we finish it if we continue to look up to Him.
Perhaps you are about to give up on what God’s called you to do because you feel overwhelmed or you think it’s not doable. Listen, God will not ask you to do what His Spirit wouldn’t help you to do, note also if you are leaning on yourself instead of His Spirit for help then you can’t make it.
Today, be DETERMINED and RESOLUTE to keep your eyes on the INVISIBLE ONE no matter the noise of war Satan is drumming around you.
Beloved, because God is with you, you will cross every Red Sea, push away every hindrance and see your enemies sink into their own pits.
Don’t be discouraged! It’s time to march on fearlessly leaving all the past and fears behind into the very reason you were born.

Monday 25th of September 2023

Special With Unusual Blessings!

It was by faith that Moses’ parents hid him for three months when he was born. They saw that God had given them an unusual child, and they were not afraid to disobey the king’s command.
Hebrews 11:23 NLT
When courage and confidence step in, fear flees.
Not until we fully understand to stand boldly on whom we are in Christ and the awesome power that dwells within us, fear would still be running round our garden like a headless chicken.
How do you think the parents of Moses felt everytime they heard young babies were taken off parents and killed? They knew hiding their son was a risk that could get not just their son dead but even the whole family, especially mother and Father.
A knowing inside of them strengthened their hearts to say, “not my son, We will not hand this one over to be killed”.
We are told they noticed Moses was an unusual child. Meaning he was an uncommon, extraordinary, exceptional child. The scriptures didn’t tell us what made him unusual or how or why he was an unusual child, but the parents having perceived this exceptionality were also persuaded against all odds to hide baby Moses for safety. As they disobeyed the King’s order Moses was preserved by God.
Beloved, if you don’t value the gifts of God in your life as Unique or special, Satan will trample on them.
You maybe wondering what gifts in your life are special?
Let’s start with the life you have, Beloved it’s uncommon. Life is not what one can buy with money. It’s a special gift given by God. If it could be purchased believe me, only a certain category of people would be able to buy it. Unfortunately because it’s given freely by the mercies of God many have not valued it enough to live it in such a way that it pleases God. Satan has quietly crept in, stolen, destroyed, wrecked and made a mess of some lives.
What of the gift of children, families, talents, jobs etc. All these blessings did not come cheap, God specially gave them to us for His own glory.
When we see and value the blessings of God as special we will seek to preserve them. We will fight the enemy when he comes to mess up these blessings in our lives. We will refute the enemy when he seeks we use the gifts to dishonour God and His Kingdom. As we desire God to help us preserve His blessings in our lives, He will lead and give us wisdom on how to do so like Moses parents.
Beloved, you are a Special person endowed with Special blessings. Appreciate and treat all you have as such and the courage to use and preserve them to the glory God will rise to defy every ungodly decree.

Wednesday 20th of September 2023

Faith Doesn’t Disappoint!

It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith—for he was like a foreigner, living in tents. And so did Isaac and Jacob, who inherited the same promise. Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God.
Hebrews 11 : 8‭ -‬ 10 NLT
But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.
Hebrews 11 : 6 AMP
Beloved, the word Faith is not an ambiguous word, it simply means believing. It’s a ‘believing’ that’s rooted in the heart and then influences all we do.
We are either in faith or out faith.
Daily we walk in faith without realising it. For instance, we sit on a chair without checking first if it’s strong enough to bear our weight. It never occurs to our mind, but subconsciously we have faith in the chair to bear us up when we sit on it.
In that same way God wants us to trust Him in everything we do without a second thought just like we are able to trust the chair when we sit.
Abraham was a man that trusted and followed God with all his heart even when he didn’t know where he was setting off to. Like we would say, he trusted and followed God blindly. Why? Because in his heart he was confident in the reality of who God is. He knew and understood God to be the Almighty One who’s Omnipotent, He never lies nor changes His mind.
Abraham believed in the goodness that comes from God, he trusted that whatever God’s plan and purposes were for leading him out of his land of birth were great and better for him compared to what he would have wished or planned out for himself. So Abraham left his comfortable home and family living in tents still not knowing his final destination. All he had in his heart was the promises of God, and he followed every step of the way.
The mistakes he made along the line didn’t deter him, he still followed God. At the end God showed Himself strong, He blessed and established Abraham as He had promised.
Beloved, without believing God, His promises would not manifest in your life. Our walk with God is one of believing and trusting Him every step of the way even when we don’t have the whole answers.
Beloved, when we have received the promise of God’s Word we must continue to maintain our walk of faith.
Faith is like the blood that flows in the Believer’s veins, without it we are no where in the radar of God’s favour.
Our Almighty Father is calling us to throw out fear and anxiety and begin to walk in faith with Him, for there’s no disappointment for the one who relies totally on God’s wisdom, plans and purposes.
Beloved, If you can’t trust the Rock of Ages that can’t be moved, be sure none other can bear you up, for all others are nothing but sinking sand.

Tuesday 19th of September 2023

Do Not Harden Your Heart!