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July 10, 2014

Sermon: I need God’s help!

 
Memorise: “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain” (Ps 127:1)Read: Mark 4:35-41
helpAfter the sons of the prophets convinced Elisha to go with them in 2 Kings 6:1-7, they got to the river and began to cut down trees. While doing so, a particular axe head fell into the river Jordan. These students were very worried because it was borrowed. One lesson from this is that the best of plans can go wrong. After putting in place what you may deem a fool-proof plan, and everything suggests a perfect design, something can still go wrong with its implementation.

Psalm 127:1 says, “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain”. Whether you believe it or not, sooner or later you would have to face a storm or two. Do not think that because you have given your life to Christ, there would be no more problems. In fact, that is when you would face problems.

Before you gave your life to Christ, you were in the same camp with the devil, and posed no threat to him. But the day you gave your life to Jesus Christ, you escaped from Satan’s camp. And he will surely attempt to have you back. But thank God the One now inside you is greater than the devil. If Jesus is in your boat and you call upon Him when the storm hits, it will never sink (Mk 4:35-41).

“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee: and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee” (Is 43:2). If you observe carefully, this passage did not say ‘If’ you pass through fire but ‘when’. This means, at some stage in life you would have to go through fire. This world is not a bed of roses but if Jesus is by your side,

He will cause you to emerge as gold from your fire of affliction or trial. This was the experience of the trio in Nebuchadnezzar’s fire (Dan 3:19-30). Are you going through any fire of affliction, persecution or intense difficulty but you are sure Jesus is still in your boat? Be encouraged. You are coming out of that fire. Your latter state shall be greater than how you were before the fire. No fire can burn you. No river can swallow the ship where the Master of the ocean, earth and skies reigns!

You had a terrific plan on a project or business but something went wrong somewhere. The Lord will help you out as you yield to Him.

 

 

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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July 9, 2014

Prayers to recover stolen blessings and lost glory

 
Memorise: “After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward” (Gen 15:1)Read: 2 Kings 5:2-4
blessings“After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward” (Gen 15:1). All the power you will ever need is contained in one Name – Jesus, according to Matthew 3:11.

Anyone who really desires to get to Heaven must be acquainted with that Name because He is the only road to the Heavenly planet. That Name can satisfy every need. I discovered a long time ago that if you stop desiring and pursuing things and start to desire and pant after God, you will have everything.

Once you have Jesus, you have everything. A rich man once asked his son to choose one of his property while the rest will go to his faithful slave. The boy was confused on what to take. Fortunately, he met an old man who advised him to choose the slave since he was also part of the rich man’s assets.

The property of the slave belongs to the slave owner. The slave owner automatically controls the slave and all he has. All you need is Jesus. He is all I want. If you have Jesus, you have everything.

In Naaman’s house was a slave girl who was brought from Israel. She became a slave not by choice but by reason of Israel’s inability to protect its citizens against Syrian forces. A leader who fails to provide adequate spiritual cover over his flock would lose them to invading forces. Even after the raid and the young girl was captured, her parents must have reported to the king of Israel, but he did nothing about it. Never be nonchalant over any loss because no loss is totally irrecoverable until Heaven says so.

Make an effort to recover any good thing you have lost. Compared with some fellow Israelites who were captured and taken away to Babylon as slaves in Psalm 137:1-4, this slave girl towered in strength, fortitude and grace. Her counterparts in Babylon were musicians who were captured with their musical instruments but could never recover from that blow. They wept and wept. The request of their captors for them to sing the songs of Zion was turned down.

This was an opportunity to tell them of the God of Israel but they were too blinded to see it, and they lost that opportunity. But this slave girl was not asked but she saw the need and spoke about the power of the God of the Hebrews. Are you too carried away by negative circumstances that you fail to see your opportunities?

Singing songs of freedom in the land of captivity sets you free. Any treasure lost but uncovered, becomes foundation for subsequent losses. Allow no loss!

 

 

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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July 9, 2014

How to overcome greed

 
Memorise: “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” (1 Tim 6:10)Read: 1 Timothy 6:9-10
Without a bait, the hunter’s trap may not catch its target. A bait is very attractive and almost irresistible. For thousands of years, Satan has used certain baits to get many believers into his traps. Let us examine some of them. The first is the love of money. 1 Timothy 6:9-10 says this is the root of all evil. Virtually every evil on earth can be traced to the love of money.The love of money has separated good friends, whole families, churches, etc. It is good to listen to messages on prosperity because God wants you to prosper. But you should know also that God has His path to prosperity. Prosperity by all means or get-rich-quick syndrome are from Satan.

Anyone who tells you to do something which you cannot disclose to your spouse or anybody is definitely not clean. Ignore the fellow. If you make money the underlying consideration for virtually all you do, you would become a victim of Satan’s snare.When money is your main motivation in ministry, you are gone. The love of money is fast eroding voluntary Christian work in church. Believers now want to be paid for rendering regular departmental services. If earth pays you for such services, then be prepared to be without any reward from Heaven. You have to redefine your relationship with money.

Closely allied with the love of money is greed. This has caused great havoc in human relationship. A brother into estate business could not get patronage for a while. He had a particular property but none to hire it. One day, a fellow brother – a policemen linked him with a relative who needed the apartment, and agreed to take it. The brother was glad.

When this police brother was told the rent, he saw it as an opportunity to make a fortune from his relative. He highly inflated the rent and was already calculating what he was going to do with his lion share. After all, his relative was very wealthy and could afford it. But when the amount involved was prohibitive, the would-be client turned it down and that was the end of that business. Both parties lost out to greed! Greed has denied many contractors several businesses and opportunities. Is greed operating in your life?

Repent and put Jesus first. Greed will yet hinder the breakthrough of many. Don’t be its victim!

Let every root of greed in my life be destroyed in Jesus’ Name. 

 

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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July 8, 2014

Counselling tips on premarital sex and relationships

Memorise: “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge” (Heb 13:4)Read: Matthew 1:17-19
counsellingThe genealogy listed here included even those who were carried away in exile into Babylon and those born in the land of captivity. The fact that they were in captivity did not exempt them from this list.This means that all achievements and accomplishments for God’s Kingdom during captivity – wilderness period are noted by Heaven and remain relevant as far as God is concerned.

You should never be tired or discouraged during your trying moments. You will not lose your reward. Infact, service in the most difficult times attracts greater rewards for the believer.

Although not too much is said about Joseph in the Bible, this passage tells us one or two things about him. He was a morally upright and God fearing man. He was betrothed to Mary yet he never defiled their bed. Unfortunately, many would- be couples today have taken their consent to marry as an excuse to fornicate or engage in sex before marriage.

Hebrews 13:4 says, “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge”. The moment you engage in premarital sex before or during courtship with the one you want to marry, it erodes honour in your marriage. You cannot eat your cake and have it! You cannot defile your bed and retain the honour God has prepared to envelope you and your spouse.

Do you know that if Joseph had forced his way into sleeping with Mary before their marriage, she would never have been the mother of Jesus? But because they kept their bed, God decided to honour them by asking His only begotten Son to come through that couple. Do you know that God still rewards couples who keep to God’s Word and ensure their bed is undefiled? You can be like Mary and Joseph.

Keep yourself pure. Your body is not for fornication. You abuse your body when you fornicate. Your body was never designed to be used for fornication. Stop abusing your body through illicit sex, lustful exploits in nudity and pornography! Stop engaging your mind in polluted thoughts! Keep your heart pure.

The choice you make today determines the events of tomorrow. Watch your choices.

 

 

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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July 8, 2014

Bible study on: I am the Alpha and Omega

Memorise: “My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer” (Ps 45:1)Read: Psalm 45:1-2
alphaJesus is the Alpha and Omega. He is the letters A and Z. He is in control of letters. No wonder He chooses His words whenever He speaks and none of them is powerless. Another implication of Jesus as the Alpha and the Omega is that, He is the Greatest Writer and Author. No wonder His book – the Bible remains the greatest best-seller all through the ages. It is a combination of prose, poetry, poems, historical accounts, future events, and the plan of God for the ages written in a most interesting way. A super book with 66 separate books, yet it has the same general theme – Jesus.

This therefore gives writers hope. Are you a Christian writer battling with ideas? Go to the Alpha and Omega. He can give you the ideas to do several books in your lifetime. Whenever you are running out of ideas, go to the Alpha and Omega, worship the One in control of all written works and thank Him for fresh ideas.

Your writer’s block will give way to a fresh flow. He is the writer’s resource. This is also the hope of everyone doing a project or thesis. As long as it has to do with letters, He will help you out.

“My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer” (Ps 45:1). Some writers are ready to write while others have nothing to write. Grace differentiates them.. When under the influence of the Alpha and Omega, there is a flow because grace is released.

Some students of higher institutions have completed the course work of their programmes particularly post graduate programmes, but either have not started or have gotten stuck with their projects. Continuing has been a struggle. A change is coming your way now. There is a user of this Devotional who got stuck on a project. Grace is released to you now.

You are being connected with the Alpha and Omega and the strength to continue and complete what you have started is being released to you now. Remember to thank Him and testify of it to His praise and glory. In the Name of Jesus, whatever is responsible for inability to continue that writing is broken now. Receive your release today. Worship the Alpha and Omega. You are free in Jesus’ Name.

The greatest treasure of any writer is the Alpha and Omega. Do you have Him?

 

 

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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June 28, 2014

How to ensure Gods presence in our lives

Memorise: “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid , neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” (Joshua 1:9)Read: Exodus 3:10-12
God's presenceIn 2 Kings 6:1-7, students of the prophetic school met Elisha to take permission before erecting a bigger school. We must discuss all our plans with God before any action is taken. Also, after their discussion with Elisha, he permitted them. This shows that God is interested in expansion. The Almighty God wants it to be well with you. God does not benefit from your sorrow, poverty or pain.

Infact, if you remain poor, it may be difficult for you to win souls to Christ. They may question why your God cannot take care of you. According to the story, one of the sons of the prophets who was very smart was not contented with obtaining permission but further asked Elisha to come with them. And he obliged.

This year, do not go anywhere unless God is prepared to follow you. Today, one reason many believers are going round in circles is because they fail to involve God in their daily activities. They limit God to a secondary role – nothing more. But if you could ask Moses, he would tell you that the secret of success is the divine presence.

In today’s reading, God assured Moses of His presence in an assignment. In Joshua 1:9, God told Joshua, “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid , neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest”. As long as God is with you, you are bound to prosper.

According to Acts 10:38, the secret of the success of Jesus Christ while on earth was God’s abiding presence. This year, the Lord will be with you. Also, we see that true to his promise, Elisha followed them. This reminds us that God is not a liar. When He makes promises, He keeps them (Num 23:19). The ability to keep promises falls in the realm of integrity. Today, many do not know what integrity is. They say one thing but do something entirely different.

Many men of God have lost their integrity. If you cannot keep to your word, your position, anointing and eternity are all mortgaged. Every lie a servant of God tells makes him to misrepresent God. I do not know of a lying God but only of the father of all liars – Satan. If you lie as a leader, you are headed for eternal hell, your ecclesiastical position notwithstanding.

Watch your tongue! Don’t promise what your power cannot perform. Pray that God will be with the President and Vice President of this nation and that they will serve the people in righteousness, equity and justice.

 

 

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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June 26, 2014

Bible scriptures on dreams” Are dreams real and true?

 
Memorise: “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good” (1 Thess 5:21)Read: Genesis 37:23-24
There are basic reasons for dreams. There are secondary dreams which are given to others which are meant to help you. However, there is an ultimate purpose for dreams: It is to keep you going especially in hard times when everything looks bleak, and you are not sure of what may happen. If you have a dream that you look forward to, it will prevent you from giving up or even committing suicide in the face of hardship.There are some revelational dreams or childhood dreams that may not be fulfilled in the next 10, 20, 30, or more years: It doesn’t matter. As long as you are sure it is from the Lord, hold on to it. It shall connect with other dreams and eventually materialize. In this sense, dreams are very powerful motivators.

Any dream God has given for your life is worth dying for. Never let it slip through your finger!If you look at the life of Joseph, you will observe that he was greatly motivated by his childhood dream. And he stuck to it throughout his travails until it came to pass. Never allow anything or anyone to separate you from your Heaven-sent dream. Once you give up the dream of your life, you may have nothing else to live for. When Joseph was thrown into a pit in Genesis 37:23-24, he knew he would not die. If he died, how would his dream of his brothers bowing to him be fulfilled?

When he was sold into slavery far away from his place of birth, he knew his dream would come to pass. In Genesis 40:14-15, when Joseph asked the butler to remember him, he was actually saying he knew he was not going to die in prison because his dream had spoken good concerning his future. If there was one person who stuck to his dream, it was Joseph. Another person who held unto his dream was Paul.

In Acts 23:11, the Lord told him he would testify of Him in Rome. He went through several problems and formidable hindrances yet he held on fast to what the Lord told him. He knew when they suffered a shipwreck and everyone’s life was in danger that he would outlive it. Has God made you a promise?

Has God given you a dream? Hold fast to it. It shall come to pass. You will not die before the realization of your dream. Hence, like Joseph, cut off anything that can separate you from the One who will fulfil that dream.

Your life’s dream is a powerful weapon against death, discouragement and the devil: Use it well! 

 

 

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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June 26, 2014

Sermon on God as the alpha and omega

 
Memorise: “I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation” (Ps 119:99)Read: Psalm 119:97-104
alphaJesus is the Alpha and Omega (Rev 1:8). As a result of this, He has control over any written work. Being the letters A and Z, He has absolute control over every alphabet. It is when He empowers words formed by alphabets that they become what they were meant to be. Also, being in control of alphabets, He can decide to give an illiterate person the knowledge of alphabets and the fellow will write or communicate sensibly using letters or alphabets.There are testimonies of believers without knowledge of the English language, who sought the help of the Alpha and Omega and began to read and understand their English Bibles. One of my daughters went on a missionary trip sometime ago. She got to this distant village and wanted to share the love of Jesus with them but could not speak the language. She felt stuck. How could language be a barrier to the Gospel of Jesus Christ?Suddenly, the Alpha and Omega gave her the understanding and utterance and she spoke the language of the natives fluently, leading several of them to Christ through it.

In Acts 2:1-13, when the Holy Ghost came at Pentecost, the Alpha and Omega gave the believers the power of alphabets in languages they never learnt and they began to speak languages of other nations. If you have been baptized in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, the Alpha and Omega has performed part of His work in you. But it doesn’t end there.

Being in control of alphabets also means He is in control of all knowledge. He can turn a dullard into a most brilliant person. He can make the intelligent more knowledgeable than his teachers (Ps 119:99). To benefit from such divine gifts from the Alpha and Omega, be born again and receive Him into your heart. Meditate regularly on His Word and practice it. Be a doer of the Word of God.

Take time to worship Him regularly as the Alpha and Omega – the One who is in control of all knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Regularly relate with Him by the name or title you want Him to reveal Himself to you by. Then ask Him to manifest Himself to you as the Alpha and Omega.

When last did you worship Jesus as the Alpha and Omega? Spend 30 minutes doing so now!

 

 

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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June 19, 2014

Prayers points to cancel evil reports

 
Memorise: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty” (Rev 1:8)Read: Revelation 1:7-11
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8). In this verse, several names and titles of Jesus are mentioned. Remember the Lord has no business with several titles other than the fact that He wants to meet the various needs of His children. He says, ‘I am Alpha’.What are the implications of Jesus as Alpha? Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. That is, He is the A and Z. It means Jesus Christ is the beginning and the ending of every writing, literary work or drawing. This gives Him absolute control and power over everything that is written on earth, in Heaven or beneath the earth. To His own, being Alpha and Omega therefore means He is able to control whatever is written concerning you. He can blot out any negative writing. He can modify or completely rewrite the story of your life. It means if anyone writes you off, He can write you in.”Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross” (Col 2:14). Whether you believe it or not, there are certain writings done in the spiritual realm that are affecting or directing physical events taking place in the lives of many today.

Every writing that is done against you and your family is nullified by the blood of the Alpha and Omega today. He has power over every alphabet. That means, He can decide to assign powers to or withdraw powers from words and alphabets. For instance, if you are given a negative writing such as HIV/AIDS positive by your doctor or laboratory technician, the Alpha and Omega can withdraw the power of the letters, reduce them to ordinary letters and defeat the purpose.

Every letter of sack, confirmation or certification of an ailment against you shall lose their power today in Jesus’ Name. It does not matter whether the inscription, verdict or writing is done on sand, in pencil, biro, red ink, gold, brass or engraved in gold or brass, the Alpha and Omega has power over every alphabet.

From today, every alphabet that is organized into words against you will miss its target because the Alpha and Omega is on your side. Worship Him today.

Within the next 30 minutes, cancel all negative handwritings against your destiny and that of your family.

 

 

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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June 4, 2014

What does it mean to become a born again christian?

 
Memorise: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (Jn 4:24 )Read: Matthew 13:5-6
born againBlessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3). The beatitudes present powerful foundational truths every Heaven-bound believer must not toy with. To be ‘poor’ suggests a lack or deficiency in something. The one who is impoverished in health is sick.The financially impoverished is one who needs money to make ends meet. The fellow who is poor in health will be in pursuit of healing. The one who is financially poor will most likely be found in a prosperity -preaching church because he needs money. A man who is poor in spirit will be in pursuit of spiritual things. In the above passage, our Lord Jesus Christ blessed those who are seeking spiritual things. It is what you seek you are likely to find, especially when you seek it correctly. If you seek spiritual things you will most likely find it.Why did Jesus say those seeking spiritual things are blessed? It is because God Himself is a spirit. John 4:24 says, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth”. Also, Hebrews 12:9 says God is the Father of spirits. Jesus said the Kingdom of God belongs to seekers of spiritual things. This means that the Kingdom of God is the Kingdom of spirits. In John 18:36, Jesus said His Kingdom is not of this world. To enter His Kingdom, you must be born of the Spirit (Jn 3:5-6 ).

Today, the term ‘Born Again’ has almost lost its meaning. Just anything can now be born again. We now have born again gangsters, prostitutes, rebels and even politicians. An evil genius once called himself a born again democrat. Whether the term is misapplied or not, God’s Word is clear on the subject.

2 Corinthians 5:17 says to be born again, you must make Jesus Christ your dwelling place and become a brand new creature. Your old sinful life-style must go and a life-style of holiness must replace it. Without this, there is no true born again experience. John 3:5-6 says if you are still seeking the things of the flesh, you are yet in the flesh.

Those in the flesh will be preoccupied with how they dress – what they will wear and how to make dressy impressions. But those in the spirit want to please God. If you are remembered by your dressing, you have lost God’s glory. When God’s glory is upon you, nobody will notice what you wear because your face will radiate His glory. Are you born again? How are you known?

Ask God to create a hunger in you for spiritual things. Ask that you be known by the character of Christ.

 

 

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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June 4, 2014

How to overcome phobia of evil spirits and fear of witchcraft

 
Memorise: “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Eph 2:6)Read: Deuteronomy 32:7-13
eagle“He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock” (Deut 32:13 ).The eagle is a super bird. It is known to take higher flights because it wants to remain different. You will not see an eagle flying low. If it ever comes low, it is to pick its prey and up it returns. In the airways, there are higher and lower routes.The eagle deliberately selects the higher route. In today’s reading, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is compared to an eagle. He rides on the higher places. Ephesians 1:20-21 says Christ is raised above all and made to seat far above all dominion, power or throne. Jesus is not a crawler: He is a Super Eagle. Anyone who is riding on eagle’s wings will automatically fly as high as the eagle.

Being a child of the Super Eagle, you become an eaglet yourself. You would suddenly take the traits of the Eagle.

“And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church” (Ephesians 1:22). Power emanates from above. Even in the secular hierarchy, the higher you rise in the organizational structure, the more powerful you become.

The Lord Jesus Christ is positioned far higher than all satanic and human authorities hence, He is far more powerful than them. This is why all other powers are beneath His feet. This means, whenever He wants, He treads on the powers of darkness, and none of them can resist Him.

Ephesians 2:6 says, “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus”. Do you know that as Jesus was positioned in heavenly places so also were believers in Christ? In fact, Jesus Christ is our placement. Unfortunately, many believers become doubting Thomases when it comes to this, or simply refuse to act it out. Any believer who is constantly living in defeat is ignorant of who he is in Christ.

If you are afraid of witches and wizards and the occult, you are operating far below your spiritual placement in Christ. You should put the enemies to flight and not run from them. You are above them! If you are truly flying, no enemy can catch up with you.

Search through the scriptures and write out passages that talk about your spiritual placement and authority. Believe, confess and enforce them.

 

 

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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June 3, 2014

How to get over an enemy and overcome evil powers in Jesus name

 
Memorise: “Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways” (Job 22:28)Read: Exodus 7:10-12
overcomeSome years ago, there was a popular native doctor in Akure, Nigeria. He was extremely ruthless and several people flocked regularly to him. But his shrine was next to the factory of one of my children. One day, this son of mine came to lay a complaint about the terror in his domain. He said each time he went around his factory, he saw mutilated bodies of children – bodies with no heads or genitals. He wanted the man to relocate. When I went to Akure, he showed me the place.I simply lifted my right hand and commanded him to be moved in Jesus’ Name. My son asked me, ‘Is that all?’ Then I told him there are times for regular prayers and there are times for decrees.The fetish priest had built his shrine around an iroko tree. Within seven days of that decree, the iroko tree dried up. And within another seven days the man died.

Today, I decree that every satanic nuisance in your life will stop now in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ. I command every satanic strong hold around you to move.

Apart from the fact that Moses’ hands were special, the rod in his hands was not an ordinary one. In Exodus 7:10-12, the same rod swallowed the magicians’ serpents in Egypt. Every evil force that will not allow you to reach your goal shall be swallowed today in Jesus’ Name. From today’s reading, it is glaring that Satan can counterfeit God’s miracles. Satan has never performed a miracle, only magic.

A miracle is the authentic version of a divine intervention in human affairs, while magic is the fake attempt to replicate it. So don’t be amazed when people of the occult perform magic. Another lesson here is that both the forces of good and evil know which is real and which is fake. Satan fakes speaking in tongues in a bid to deceive the undiscerning, but when he comes face to face with a genuinely Spirit – filled believer, he panics because the difference is clear.

Similarly, from today’s reading, God’s power supersedes that of Satan. And just as the rod of Moses swallowed the snakes of the Egyptian magicians, every agent of darkness fighting against you will lose their weapons to the power of the Holy Spirit inside of you. Ask in faith today. You can relocate that enemy today!

You are light. Darkness should not dwell with or around you. Command every agent of darkness living around you to relocate now.

 

 

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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June 3, 2014

Bible on Jesus as the advocate and intercessor

 
Memorise: “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 Jn 2:2)Read: 1 John 2:1-2
advocateThe Lord Jesus Christ is a lover of names. Each time He introduces Himself or He is introduced by an angel or a member of the Godhead, He may be called by a new name or title. One of such names is Good Tidings of Great Joy.The name of a powerful man is of great significance both to the owner and anyone who comes under its influence. In today’s reading, in a general epistle to the body of believers, Jesus is introduced as the Advocate with the Father.Why is He our advocate? According to 1 John 1:7-9, it is to ensure that His atoning blood is still effective in cleansing us from sin even after we are saved. But for this provision, all believers who sinned after their salvation experience would have been eternally doomed.

Here, we are told that provided believers do not deliberately engage in sin, but continue to walk in the light of the Word of God they have received, fellowship with other believers and immediately confess sin, the blood will avail for them.

“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25). According to Hebrews 7:24-25, another reason He is called our Advocate is so that He can intercede for us. Do you know that just as you need man to intercede for you, so also you need members of the Godhead to intercede on your behalf . The Advocate and the Holy Spirit intercede for us in Heaven.

For instance, in Luke 22:31, when Satan had concluded his plan to turn Peter – the most zealous of the 12 into a reprobate, it took the intercession of the Advocate to spoil that plan.

In addition, Jesus is our Advocate so that He can represent us before every court whether in Heaven or earth. In those courts, you need a lawyer to defend you, or else once the accuser of the brethren brings a case against you, and there is no one to defend you, the case will be decided against you.

One way the Advocate represents us is by getting His blood to speak on our behalf (Heb 12:24). Every case raised against you in witches’ covens and kingdom of darkness shall be struck out by the blood of Jesus. Also, He is our advocate so as to help us package our prayer requests for expedited answers. If Jesus is your advocate, you will never lose any case on earth or in Heaven. Employ His services today!

Unlike earthly lawyers who are limited to earthly courts, the Advocate can represent you anywhere in and outside our planet where there is a case against you.

 

 

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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June 3, 2014

How to solve hard and difficult problems

 
Memorise: “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich (2 Cor 8:9)Read: Psalm 75:5-7
praWhen God’s blessings overflow your containers and you are now looking for more to contain them, that is a good problem. This year, the Lord will give you a good problem in Jesus’ Name. In 2 Kings 6:1-7, that was the type of problem the sons of the prophet came to report to Elisha. Just as you have good problems, you equally have bad problems . Sickness is a bad problem.Thank God for the provision He has made for our healing in 1 Peter 2:24. Poverty is a bad problem. You can be the poorest fellow on earth, yet if you are not born again, you would still go to hell. God never admits the poor into Heaven for the sake of their poverty. Let no one deceive you that poverty admits into Heaven. It doesn’t!On the other hand, you can be the richest fellow on earth, yet if you are born again and live holy, you will get to Heaven and see God. 2 Corinthians 8:9 says Jesus Christ entered into an exchange program so that you can have His riches. This season, you shall be a full beneficiary of this exchange programme.Bondage is another bad problem. It is what draws you back whenever you want to move forward. If you can surrender to the Lord of Hosts today, the yoke of bondage shall be destroyed and you will be free. Barrenness is also a bad problem. This could take several forms. It could manifest as inability to procreate – have your own children. It could be inability to generate ideas that will cause you to make progress at work.

John 15:5 says if you can make Jesus your permanent abode from today, the problem of barrenness will be over. Remaining on the same level for years is another manifestation of barrenness. Some people have not known progress as they have remained on a fixed salary. When God promotes you, it is progressive. You will find yourself going higher every day. Psalm 75:5-7 says true promotion emanates from God.

There is a limit to which any man can promote you, even your friends; most people will not want their friends to surpass them. Even when a man wants to go the whole hog in promotion, he cannot lift you higher than his hands can go. But the Everlasting arms of the Most High cannot be limited. Ask God to put an end to every bad problem in your life today.

What is that bad problem in your church, or place of work? Ask the Lord to solve it today. 

 

 


By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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June 3, 2014

Qualities and attributes of a fake ad true born again christian

 
Memorise: “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit is spirit” (Jn 3:6)Read: John 3:5-6
fakeIf you are born again, it will show in various compartments of your life. It will affect your desires, priorities, goals and association. In John 3:6, Jesus says, ” That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit is spirit”.Every human being experiences a fleshly birth. Even if it were possible to enter your mother’s womb and be reborn, it is still a fleshly biological birth. But there is a spiritual birth. It is when you take a trip to the womb of the Spirit and you are born a new creation.That is the new birth. Without this, man is lost. One thing about this spiritual birth is that it will stir up intense hunger for spiritual things.A young secondary school student was in form four when he became born again during the holidays. Thereafter, he returned to his former church but it was no longer fun. The religious activities he used to enjoy now became a drab. He began to thirst after righteousness but was not satisfied. He felt like someone being starved. He soon saw himself like a stranger in a church he attended from his childhood. At some point, he went to counsel with his spiritual parents and was asked to move to a gospel church. That was where his spiritual needs were met.

The day you are born again something dies. You claim to be born again yet you still keep girl friends, smoke, steal, cheat, or fornicate. That claim is highly questionable. You claim to be born again yet you do not pant after spiritual things – to study God’s Word, pray, fast , read Christian books, fellowship within a living church, etc.

It is either you are born again or you are not. There is nothing like partially saved. Ask some people why they claim to be born again and they will tell you, ‘I used to chain-smoke but now I take just one cigarette daily’. ‘ Or, I used to have several girl friends but now I have one’. Or, “I used to demand bribes before but now I only receive the one I am given: afterall, I did not ask for it’.

Congratulations. You are getting close to the Kingdom of God. But the day you truly realize you are a sinner, confess and forsake your sins and receive Jesus into your heart, you will be saved. That day you will begin to notice some changes taking place from within .There is no New Birth without commensurate change.

Where are the fruits of repentance in your life and character? 

 

 

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May 30, 2014

Bible commentary: Why did Jesus said I am the door?

Memorise: “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture” (Jn 10:9)Read: John 20:18-20
doorIn Matthew 28:1-7, some devoted women went to Jesus’ grave side and found to their surprise that the stone had been rolled away and that He had risen. An angel had descended and rolled away the stone. Many of us believe that the angel rolled back the stone for Jesus to come out. I differ.Jesus was already out before the stone was rolled away because there is no stone that could keep Him in since He is the Door. If He is the Door, He does not need a door to get out. In John 20:19, when the disciples of Jesus were gathered in a place, and all doors were securely locked, suddenly, they found Him in their midst. In other words, He came in through the locked doors being the access way. No door of blessing can be permanently shut against a true believer.Why? Even where the doors are shut, Jesus the Door will be his access. Do enemies think they have shut you out of your breakthrough, fruitfulness or promotion? They are misinformed. If nothing could keep Jesus Christ out, nothing can keep you locked out. As long as you have Jesus, you cannot be limited. The only place the Lord may not enter except He is invited, is the heart of man. Have you opened your heart to Him today?

A man was dying in a hospital bed. The doctor looked at him and said, “Oh we better call in the priest since he is a Catholic “. While they went for the priest, someone came in and gave the man a tract which introduced Jesus to him. Right there and then, the dying man gave his life to Christ. When the priest returned, he administered the last holy communion to prepare him for death.

As soon as the priest left and shut the door after him, somebody in white came through the closed door and served him his first right communion. By the time the doctor returned to check if he had died, he met him completely whole. The stone was not rolled back for Jesus but for the women so that their source of worry could be eliminated. What are you worrying about? Trust in the Door to make a way for you. Every door the enemies have shut will no longer stop you because the Door Himself will be your access.

Ask the Door to give you access into all closed doors of opportunity.

 

 

 

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May 30, 2014

Does God accept all offerings and tithes?

Memorise: “Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me” (Jn 14:30)Read: Deuteronomy 23:17-18
tithesAnother divine partnership requirement is that one must not touch unclean things. John 14:30 says, “Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me”. What you get involved with will determine if you can be God’s partner or not. Your hands refer to the means by which you fend for yourself – particularly the right hand.If you are involved in any dubious business, you cannot be His partner. If you make a living from prostitution, you cannot be His partner. Deuteronomy 23:18 says, “Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow; for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God”.Those sisters who promise brothers marriage intending to derive only monetary and material blessings from them are increasing by lies. They cannot be God’s partner. The promotion or favours you obtain from flirtatious flings with your boss or leader amounts to dogs’ wages. If you tithe such supposed ‘windfall’, you can be assured it is an abomination to God.Unfortunately, several testimonies by some believers glorify Satan and should never have been shared in church in the first place.

If you took bribes at your work place and purchased a car, built a house or performed some feat, God cannot be your partner. You have touched the unclean thing and your hands are defiled. If you paid tithes on such money, your pastor will thank you if his spiritual eyes and ears are not open, but God will reject it.

So much tithes, seeds and gifts brought to the church have no rewards because the hands of the givers are defiled. Any increase that comes to you out of lies, deception, immorality, or any form of sinfulness must be rejected. If you must be a partner of the King of kings, your hands must not touch anything that defiles. What is it you are doing that could prevent you from being a partner of the Lord? Repent, and turn a new leaf today.

Are your hands and heart clean? 

 

 

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May 26, 2014

Prayer points for divine protection

 
Memorise: “So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him” (Is 59:19)Read: Isaiah 59:18-19
protectionParting the Red Sea also means taking a giant stride that has never been taken before, or that is not commonly taken. Until Moses parted the Red Sea, the children of Israel could not go forward, even when God instructed them to do so. They could not obey God until Moses first obeyed.Until the pastor or leader gives towards church projects, most members will not give. Until the pastor is seen paying his tithe, the members of the congregation may remain complacent towards tithing. Anything you want the congregation to do, go ahead and do it: first, be the one to break the ice.

If you want them to respond to church evangelism, be the first to come. Win souls and challenge them. As long as you are not prepared to take that giant stride for the Kingdom, your sheep will remain limited. What are those areas you are yet to lead members on? Go ahead and do so today. When they see you doing it, they will follow.Another thing we observe in Exodus 14:19-20 is that God directed the angel and the pillar of cloud which were both ahead of the Israelites, to relocate behind them, so that there would be a separation between Israel and Egypt. This tells us that if you are walking in God’s will, you need not fear those coming behind you: your back is already taken care of because God is right at your back. Every arrow shot at your back shall be absorbed by the presence of God behind you.

Also, there is always a separation between light and darkness, day and night, believers and unbelievers. As long as God is behind you, your enemies can never catch up with you. Everyone chasing you shall never catch you in Jesus’ Name. Isaiah 59:19 says, “So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him”.

In other words, the Holy Spirit will separate you from every flood of attack of the enemy. Hence, Romans 8:31 says none can be an effective enemy against you as long as God is on your side. He will remain the dividing line. This year, the Lord will separate you from armed robbers, ritualists, fraudsters and hired assassins. Draw closer to Him as never before. However, for God to separate you from the evil ones, you must be separated from sin, Satan and the world.

According to Isaiah 59:19, ask the Holy Spirit to raise a standard against every satanic flood sent your way this season. 

 

 

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May 26, 2014

Christian Inspirational message for today



Memorise:
“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength” ( Is 40:29)Read: John 21:1-3
the wordIt is possible to become weak while running the Christian race. Luke 18:1 says, “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint”. It is also possible for the one who is running this race to faint. After the death and burial of the Lord Jesus Christ, Peter became tired. At a point, he fainted and returned to his secular assignment.The danger with fainting is that as the fellow goes down, he takes several others with him. When Peter fainted, he took six apostles with him. Have you resigned from pastoring or from being on full time service for the Lord? It is because you have fainted. When you visit the altar of consecration and pull out your wood of consecration one after the other, you have fainted. When you go back on your Nazarite vows, you have fainted.”If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small” ( Prov 24:10). The fainting believer is one who has almost totally lost all strength. Are you fainting? The Lord will restore strength to you this minute. Divine strength is surging into you, displacing physical weakness.

Are you fainting concerning an assignment God gave to you? Be encouraged. This is part of what we have to go through in this unusual race. Are you in a situation where you have no strength to continue? Isaiah 40:29 says, “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength”.

You are a candidate for divine empowerment. God’s angel is injecting you now with dozes of strength. Your strength is taking a raise. At the garden of Gethsemane, the Lord had to face His final battle against the flesh and the forces of evil. He had lost so much strength, yet He must win that battle. Without it, God’s salvation plan would not come to light.

In that moment of tiredness, depression, indecision and agony, an angel came and gave Him some dozes of strength. And He overcame for the whole of mankind. You too will overcome that depressive moment. It is well with you.

The fainting Christian is both a danger to himself and others. Ask God to empower you and trigger your spiritual revival.

 

 

 

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May 13, 2014

Prayers to receive help from God in times of need

 
Memorise: “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help” (Ps 121:1)

Read: John 1:9-12

God sends earthquakes to get the attention of people, also to open prison doors and set the captives free. In addition, God can use an earthquake as a sign of answered prayers, and evidence of His presence like it happened in Acts 4:23-31. It can also be to bring judgement upon the wicked like it happened to those who rebelled against His servant Moses (Numbers 16:28-35).help from GodThis season, every formation of the wicked shall be swallowed up by God’s earthquake in Jesus’ Name. Another thing we can note in Matthew 28:1-7 is that an angel of God descended from Heaven before the stone on the door of the tomb could be rolled away. In times past and until now help has always come from above to those who look unto God. Hence, Psalm 121:1 says, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help”. Whatever must raise you must be above you. Is it easy for someone standing beside you to lift you above him?

Your help is not from man. Stop looking at that better placed school mate or relative for help. Your help is up above you. Your help comes from above. Trust in God and your help will locate you through any human channel. Yet, no man is the source – only a channel!

However, the beautiful thing about the descent of this angel was that the women never prayed for the stone to be rolled away: They only got there and found it already rolled away. By this, God was making a statement that if you are truly devoted to Him, help will come to you even before you ask for it. There is a user of this Devotional: the Lord is giving you what you never asked for because of your past devotion to Him. Remember to thank Him when this materializes.

Power from above is now available for you. Have you been struggling to live on your limited strength, wisdom, or resources without success for so long? The good news is that power is now available from above. You can never live above sin in your strength. Yield to God today. He can empower you to do your daily work. Have you been failing over certain assignments? From now, you shall succeed. Tap into His power.

Father, before the end of today, let there be a definite turn around in my situation.

 

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May 13, 2014

Prayers for faith in God during hard times

 
Memorise: “So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief” (Heb 3:19)

Read: Deuteronomy 34:1-5

God can make the seeing to become blind especially after refusing to heed several warnings. What has the Lord been speaking to you about which you have paid deaf ears to? Repent and obey Him fast before your mind goes blind. It is also possible to see but not enjoy what has been seen. It is one thing to see a blessing before hand and another to actually partake in it.Esau and Reuben saw the blessing of the first born coming but they never partook of it. Nothing can be as painful as seeing what should have come to you go to some other person. You shall not lose your blessings this year in Jesus’ Name.

In 2 Kings 7:1-20, in the wake of turn around over the Samarian siege, the set man – prophet Elisha proclaimed a sudden economic revival that would take the nation from extreme lack and deprivation to the other end of the continuum – extreme provision and abundancefaith in God

The Economic Adviser of the king tried in vain to figure it out, applying all known indices but could not, so he told the prophet, ‘It is impossible’. Prophet Elisha’s reply came like a bombshell: “You shall see it with your eyes but you shall not participate in it”. It appeared like a joke. Within 24 hours, the breakthrough came for Samaria. The king assigned his Economic Adviser to be in-charge of the distribution.

If only the man had known that that crucial assignment was his death warrant, he would not have accepted it. God will not allow you to accept any appointment or promotion that will destroy you in Jesus’ Name.

The Economic Adviser of the king of Samaria saw the national breakthrough but never partook of it because of unbelief. Hebrews 3:19 says, “So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief”.

Any blessing you cannot believe God for cannot be possessed. In today’s reading, Moses saw the promised land but did not step into it. It is a curse to see and not possess. He flouted God’s instruction. He did not give God all His glory. He carried out God’s instruction in anger. What is that thing that can make you to see and not possess?

Ask God to uproot it from your life today. Are you paying attention to God’s genuine prophet?

Father, let my hands possess every blessing my eyes have seen.

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May 12, 2014

How do I tame my tongue according to Bible scriptures?

 
Memorise: “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man” (Col 4:6)

Read: 1 John 2:15-17

It is possible for Generals to be swept away by the things of the world. In 2 Timothy 4:10, Apostle Paul said one of his able lieutenants, Demas could not resist the pull of the spirit of worldliness. At some point in their ministry, he gave up on God, left Paul and went after the world. This is why we must be careful of the attention and resources in time and money that we devote in pursuit of earthly things.Today’s reading commands us not to love the world. It is possible to live in the world and not love it. It is possible to live in the world and not be defiled by worldly pollution and allurement.

When we look at the lives of those who missed it on the Christian path, it is so that we can avoid the same pitfalls. Anything your flesh enjoys doing is most likely at variance with what God wants done. What are the worldly things you must avoid? Avoid worldly language.

Matthew 12:36 says one day, you will account for misuse of tongue. Believers speak like Christ. It is wrong to use swear words. It is wrong to say things that fan the embers of lust, greed or vengeance in someone. Your tongue is not for swearing. Some believers still swear anytime they want to convince someone that they are telling the truth in a matter. You can wear over a lie yet that does not turn it into the truth. Believers do not swear.

If you are truly a Christian, your word is your bond. People should be able to take you at your word without any iota of disappointment. Your tongue is not meant to insult or abuse others. If you hear some so-called ministers’ wives use their tongues, you will be ashamed to be identified with them.tame the tongue

Colossians 4:6 says your speech must always contain a seasoning -salt. It must sweeten the heart of the hearers. It must bless them. Today, although still regular in church, many believers and ministers have returned to the world in their manner of speech. They are copying the language of the world.

Today, some believers conveniently abuse people and they feel right, yet they could not do this some years before. How is it with your tongue today? What kind of words do you release from your mouth? If you speak like the world, you will end where they will end. Repent today and ask God to deliver your mouth from backsliding.

Ask God to open doors for the Gospel to penetrate all Arab nations and raise die-hard evangelists and pastors in those countries.

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May 12, 2014

God as a warrior, God as a man of war

 
Memorise: “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”( Rom 8:31)

Read: Joshua 10:8-11

The Almighty God is a war veteran who is not only good at fighting on land, but also at sea. Every battle against you this year coming from the land or sea shall be terminated and frustrated by the Man of war in Jesus’ Name. Our God is also an expert in air battles.godasawarriorThe air forces of the world have a lot to learn from Him. The airways belong to Him. You cannot know a house better than the designer, builder or owner. In Exodus 9 when Pharaoh refused to release the Israelites, God took over the air and sent grievous flies in their billions. Instead of breathing clean air, the Egyptians breathed in flies and many lost their lives in the process (Ps 78:45).

Also, He raised series of thunder peals and large hail stones from Heaven upon Egypt (Ex 9:22-26). In today’s reading, when five kings connived against Joshua because he was succeeding, God sent bombs from Heaven which killed most of them. Every enemy against you from the air this year shall become a casualty of heavenly bombs in Jesus’ Name. Every satanic force operating against you shall be roasted this season in Jesus’ Name.

When the Almighty God is on your side, victory is certain. Romans 8:31 confirms this, hence you have nothing to fear. Which enemy can attack you without passing through the air, land or sea? If it is through any of these, then you have nothing to fear. Battles under the earth are under His control.

He went to the region of the dead and defeated Satan in his headquarters and set the captives free. Battles in the heavenlies are also within His area of operations. That was where the demonic prince who withstood Daniel’s prayer was resisted and the answer was released after 21 days (Dan 10:12-13 ). Every prince of Persia trying to block your blessing is paralysed now in Jesus’ Name. Every gate of hell militating against your success is roasted now in Jesus’ Name.

The Lord will grant you total victory over all enemy forces – seen and unseen this season. Only ensure you are not His enemy. Never take sides with God’s enemies else you will surely fail. It shall be well with you this season.

Pray for the success of all Holy Ghost services to be held in various countries throughout this year.

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May 11, 2014

Deliverance prayer points to overcome spirit husbands and spirit wives

Spirit husbands and wives are responsible for various marital crises including explainable delays in getting married, marital disappointments, marital failures, bareness, failed pregnancy, divorces, and marital breakdowns.marital crises

How do we exercise our divine powers to deal with these evil spirits and overcome their afflictions? Listen to this audio sermon: Deliverance prayer points to overcome spirit husbands and spirit wives

 

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May 9, 2014

Breakthrough prayer points: My red sea must part

Memorise: “But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea” (Exo 14:16)Read: Exodus 14:15-16
When the Israelites got to the shore of the Red Sea, they forgot they were being chased by the Egyptians. They declared a picnic. But as they were settling down to rest, they heard the sound of the enemies behind them and became afraid.They knew that the advancing army would either return them into slavery or kill them. In their panic, they converged on Moses in tears instead of crying to God. Moses went back to God on the matter and the Lord told him what to do and what the Israelites should do (Exodus 14:10-16). In verse 16, God told Moses, “But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea”.From the above passage you will discover that it was not really God who divided the Red Sea but Moses. God asked him to stretch his rod. He obeyed and God backed him up. As leaders, there are expectations from us. Until you divide the Red Sea before those you are leading, they may terminate their journey to the promised land at the sea bank.

The Red Sea could mean a common problem affecting everyone under a particular leader, congregation or family. In this regard, Red Sea can be doses of false doctrines taught in a particular church. Or it could be the refusal to teach those under you certain aspects of the Word of God. Any aspect of God’s Word you deny those you are leading could prevent them from entering the promised land (Matt 5:19). If you want your people to prosper, you must not only fast and pray but also provide solid teachings on giving, tithing, sowing and reaping, vows and hard work as conditions for material prosperity.breakthrough prayer points

If you refuse to teach your congregation or family on divine healing and health, they may end up depending on doctors for the rest of their lives. This Red Sea is what the leader must part. As parents, have you parted the Red Sea that could hinder your children’s glorious future? The Red Sea in this regard may be to provide them a solid knowledge of Christ, and the Christian life, a qualitative education, good moral upbringing, etc. If you do not do it, God will not do it for you.

Until you part the Red Sea before you, Heaven may keep looking on passively.                          By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

 

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May 8, 2014

Steps to achieve success in life

 
Memorise: “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Rom 12:2)Read: Acts 16:25-26
In Matthew 28:1-7, before the Lord arose from the grave, there was an earthquake. Anywhere an earthquake occurs, people will gather. In contemporary times, if there is an earthquake in any major city, representatives of the various media will be there to provide live coverage.successIf it occurred in developed countries, different groups or individuals conducting research on earthquakes will be there to measure the dimensions of the earthquake, as well as the extent of loss of lives and property and compare these with past ones. If it occurred in developing countries, some people will be there to pick properties of victims which to them is a ‘windfall’.The misfortune of some has become the fortune of others. Anyhow, those living in the affected areas will be evacuated to other safer locations. An earthquake is a phenomenon that nobody can ignore. This was one reason God caused the earthquake – to alert both the community where it happened as well as the entire world that the Lord had risen. God knows how to get the attention of anyone. Have you been trying to get someone’s attention for so long without success? Ask God to send an earthquake to the fellow. God’s earthquake can bring about divine remembrance.

Just as nobody can ignore an earthquake, so also can nobody ignore Jesus Christ. The moment you allow Him into your life, nobody will be able to ignore you again. If you really want to attract attention like the earthquake, become a Christian. If you say you are a born again Christian but you are still ignored, or your life is not attracting attention of others, that claim is suspect. May be what you have is not the genuine faith in Christ.

The attraction you get by selling your body for money, or by drinking in beer parlours does not last. You do not get lasting attention by doing things like the world. But when you refuse to conform with the style of the world, or rebel against it according Romans 12:1-2, you will get their attention. How are you getting attention today?

You can make yourself relevant to your generation by being different for Jesus. Another reason God sends earthquakes is to open prison doors and set the captives free. Are you in captivity? The Lord will send His earthquake and set you free!

Father, visit anyone holding me captive with your earthquake today. 

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                          By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

 

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May 8, 2014

Is the Holy Spirit real?

 
Memorise: “For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean” (Jn 13:11)

Read: Jeremiah 17:5-8

It is an unfortunate development not to have a pre-knowledge of good things coming your way. According to Jeremiah 17:6, the one who is blinded to imminent blessings may lose them and end up with leftovers and rejects. That shall not be your portion in Jesus’ Name. Seeing your promotion ahead of time informs you of certain things: it tells you of God’s plan to promote you.It may also give details regarding your new office, the obstruction on the way, etc. This will therefore help guide you on how to channel your prayer efforts and address the real stumbling block on your path. It will provide you courage to fight to possess what Heaven has released. Do you see good things coming your way before hand?holy spirit

A minister was trusting God for a new apartment. He prayed until God showed him his new place in a vision. Thereafter, he went inspecting different accommodations. As they took him from one to another, he shook his head in disapproval because they were at variance with what he was shown.

Eventually, he was taken to an apartment a bit more distant from the rest. As soon as he saw it, he jumped at it in excitement and screamed, ‘This is my new house’. When you see things before they come, you stop being a blind seeker. A blind seeker looks for what he does not know. When he sees it, he will not recognize it.

If you can walk close to the Holy Spirit and have the eyes of your understanding opened, you will be able to tell precisely who your spouse would be. You can tell the next country you will be visiting. You can tell the next apartment or job you are taking up. You can tell your next school or profession. You can tell the period a car or another car is coming to you. You can tell what to wear for your wedding.

You can tell the type of building structure to erect for your church. You can tell. To what extent can you tell today? Ask God to open the eyes of your understanding.

When God shows you things before hand, you can be sure of what to expect and not just accept any offer.

 

                                                           By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

 

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May 6, 2014

Lord is a man of war, God is mighty in battle

 
Memorise: “The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name” (Ex 15:3)Read: Numbers 16:28-33
“The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name” (Ex 15:3). Our God is a super war veteran. He is an expert in fighting in the heavenlies and galaxies. He is also an expert in fighting on earth. He is the Lord of wars. If you think you know how to fight, wait until you meet my God. He never loses any battle.God mighty in battleIn today’s reading, the Lord demonstrated His prowess and expertise in fighting on land. When He fights on land, everything on it becomes His weapon, and cooperates with Him to fight a common enemy – the one who is challenging the Man of war. In the above battle, His enemies were standing on the earth He created to oppose His servant Moses. All He did was ask the ground to open and swallow them up. And it obeyed and swallowed all the enemies, their assets, houses and families and closed up again as if nothing happened.This war veteran is so perfect at war that after He is through with a battle, there will be no evidence that it took place, except that the enemies would have completely disappeared. Any enemy that will come through the land to fight you this year will be completely swallowed up in Jesus’ Name. There will be no trace of them after the war veteran is through with them.

Our God is also an expert in battles at sea. In Exodus 14, when the Egyptians who had the best military formation then had to contend with the Israelites at the river bank, God displayed His maritime war expertise.

He parted the Red sea, and made a road for His children to pass through. But when the Egyptians entered the miracle road God created for His children, they did not know that it was a trap leading to their mass burial. When they had travelled far mid-sea, the heavenly army began to dismantle their chariot wheels. Movement was seriously impeded. By the time they realized they were fighting with a marine war veteran, and decided to escape on foot out of the sea, the Lord brought back the water walls, turning the sea into a mass burial ground.

Once again there was no trace of any battle! Exodus 15:5 says not one corpse was found. They all sank like lead. This season, any enemy from the marine kingdom or others who come against you through the sea shall be subdued and sunk as lead without a trace in Jesus’ Name. Worship Him today.

O Lord, thou Mighty Man of war, subdue every battle against my life, family and destiny.                                          By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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May 5, 2014

Making heaven: How to go to heaven

 It is war to get to Heaven. If you patronize your flesh regularly, you will terminate your heavenly race on earth
 
Memorise: “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier” (2 Tim 2:4)

Read: Jude 5-7

One person whose heavenly race was terminated as a result of worldly weights was Lot’s wife. She was one person who obtained mercy from God but still missed it. Lot’s uncle – Abraham interceded for them. God sent angels to the town they resided, and ensured that they passed by the front of Lot’s house.God arranged everything for Lot to see and recognize the divine visitors. In spite of these efforts, they were dragging their feet and so the angels grabbed them by the hand and forced them out. The angels thought at least they had saved four souls. But then Mrs. Lot remembered her gold, diamond and trinkets in Sodom which she could not take with her. Her attachment to them was so strong. Their control over her was so overbearing.making heaven

How could she ever part with such precious treasures? Heaven was pulling her on one hand but the pull of worldly things was stronger. The stronger pull must prevail. Eventually, worldly weights got a better part of her. She took one last look and was lost forever!

“No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier” (2 Tim 2:4). It is war to get to Heaven. If you patronize your flesh regularly, you will terminate your heavenly race on earth. Lot’s wife looked back. That was not her first time.

She did it several times before and she got away with it. She thought doing it one more time was harmless. Little did she know there was a looking back that could totally damn the looker forever. Have you been compromising with sinful colleagues in the office or at school? Have you been lying and getting away with your lies? Have you been fornicating and have never been caught? Have you become so bold and comfortable stealing church money because you have never been caught?

Beware! Your last time is coming and you cannot escape it except you totally repent and turn a new leaf. Lot’s wife looked back and she lost both ways – she did not receive her treasures in Sodom and she did not escape God’s judgement. In the end, the compromisers become double losers. Are worldly pleasures pulling you so strongly to hell? Ask God for grace to break away.

While some faithfully serve God and become double winners, others play smart with God and lose on earth and in Heaven. Your actions today will determine your placement.

       By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

 

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May 5, 2014

Sermon on : Fight good fight of faith

 
Memorise: “But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end” (Heb 3:6)

Read: Revelation 3:11-13

In Exodus 14, after the Israelites left Egypt, they got to the Red Sea and thought danger was over and declared a picnic. As they were settling down to rest, eat and play, they looked back and saw the enemies they thought were gone advancing towards them. Then they panicked.power of faithOne lesson here is that as long as you are within the territory of the enemy, keep on guard. Even when the enemy brokers peace with you, don’t be fooled. Keep your spiritual vigilance, maintain your prayer fire. In most cases, when the enemy is talking of peace and settlement, it is another strategic plot to get you. Beware! Ephesians 6:13 says after doing all you know to do, stand. This means it is not time to sit down and rest. Luke 9:62 says once your hands are on the plough, there is no looking back.

We must daily strive towards perfection according to Hebrews 6:1. Paul says holding our confidence to the end is what qualifies us to be partakers with Christ (Heb 3:6).

“Behold I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown” (Rev 3:11). Have you just recorded breakthrough in a particular area? Your church attendance or tithe has suddenly doubled or tripled. At last the embargo over your promotion was lifted and you were promoted in your office. Have you just moved to the next level in ministry, academics or family? Praise God.

However, there is no resting yet for you. Sustain all the efforts that led you into that blessing. In 1 Kings 13:1-24, a young prophet was sent to deliver a message. Signs and wonders followed his ministry and everyone took notice that God was behind him. On his way back home, he declared a picnic when he had clearly been warned not to rest on the way until he returned home.

His premature celebration killed him. He never returned! Rest is only rest when God says it is time to rest. But declaring rest when God says its no time for rest is suicidal. Many believers in whom God’s blessings eventually turned into something like a curse found themselves there because they rested a little too early. Are you resting before time? Get up and make amendments today.

When rest is taken at the wrong time, it delivers negative effects. Father, help me to take rest at the appropriate time.

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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April 28, 2014

Bible sermon on spiritual blindness

 
Memorise: “For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited” (Jeremiah 17:6)

Read: 2 Kings 6:8-19

Several people are blind to what will destroy them. Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death”. When a man’s eyes of understanding are blinded, he may embrace what could kill him, with the hope that it could help him.The Syrian army came after Elisha and got to Dothan. They came with full understanding and alertness but lost the same the moment the man of God asked God to make them blind. They met Elisha with their eyes wide open and told him they were looking for him, and he took them to where they could have been destroyed. The Lord will blind your enemies and those who seek to hurt you and they will be incapable of their wicked devices in Jesus’ Name.

If you cannot recognize the contracts or job openings that can cause you trouble, anguish and regret, it is because you have lost the eyes of your mind. Another type of blindness is when you cannot see good when it is coming. The ability to sense good things before they come will help you prepare to receive them.

Do you know that God can give you a sign when money is coming to you? If you have recognized the various ways God deals with you, you can tell when certain things are about to happen in your life. God still gives signs to His children. It is another type of blindness not to recognise a good thing that is imminent. The danger of this is that such things could easily be lost to the enemy.

“For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited” (Jeremiah 17:6). One thing that can blind somebody’s eyes from seeing good things that are imminent is confidence and complete dependence on man.spiritual blindness

If you trust in man, you can only see what that man is doing; you will not see what God is bringing your way. Some believers can almost accurately tell different things that will happen to them within the year. It is because they have seen them ahead. What have you seen about yourself? Do you see good things before they come to you? If you cannot see them, the devil can steal them and you won’t have any sense of loss. This accounts for several losses recorded in the Body of Christ.

Are you a victim of unknown losses? Ask for open eyes today!

Father, destroy whatever is not making me see good things coming to me and my family.

  By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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April 27, 2014

How to overcome the spirit of fear

 
Memorise: “Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: Let them also that hate him flee before Him” (Ps 68:1)

Read: Psalm 68:1-3

“Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: Let them also that hate him flee before Him” (Psalm 68:1). Be very careful when you sing or pray the above scripture. Why? The one saying that prayer could be among the enemies that would be sfearcattered when God answers the prayer.Are you God’s enemy? We live at a time we are daily surrounded by enemies – enemies within, enemies without, those at home and those on the high ways. If you visit high brow areas of Nigerian cities – for instance Victoria Island (Lagos), you would be forced to pity the wealthy who live there. If you drive through, you would see how the fear of armed robbers has converted residential quarters into prison houses. You would find beautiful houses enclosed in high walls. In fact, the government cannot boast of having the sophisticated security fences that some individuals have.

In those days, robbers operated only at night in my village. They would knock on the door, to find out whether the house owner was asleep or awake. The moment they heard, ‘Who is that?’, they took to their heels. But today, it is a different ball game completely. They would write to inform you when they are coming so that you can be prepared. When they come, they force their way through various security barriers and head for the kitchen .

They serve themselves and take their time to steal whatever they want. They waste human lives, rape and maim their victims in the process. Thank God we are serving the One who is a Mighty Warrior. Exodus 15:3 calls Him the Man of war. He is a super war veteran. He has fought and won the highest numbers of battles without losing any. Check His track records. He has seen different shapes and shades of battles and wars and has an array of weapons, the largest army and inexhaustible battle winning strategies. He will fight for you.

Every spirit of the waster sent against you and your family will be wasted this year. Every attack of armed robbers and hired assassins against you this year shall be disappointed. Those that are against you shall flee in seven ways. There is a user of this Devotional who has lost so much to the attack of robbers. Fear not, the Lord is restoring all you lost to robbers. The Lord will shield you from subsequent attacks of robbers that you are afraid of. Just let God be your Helper.

Lord Jesus, thou Man of war, scatter by fire now every spirit, power or force fighting against me.

 

        By Pastor Enoch Adeboye


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July 20, 2013

Qualities of a good Pastor

Matthew 20 vs. 26-28 - 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

 

  1. Humility.
  2. Service to God and man.
  3. Must not place himself  above the congregation.
  4. Sacrifice for others.

 

 

 

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April 22, 2013

Prayers to overcome evil attacks

By Babatope Babalobi

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Jeremiah 51

61And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you come to Babylon, and shall see, and shall read all these words; 62Then shall you say, O LORD, you have spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate for ever.

63And it shall be, when you have made an end of reading this book, that you shall bind a stone to it, and cast it into the middle of Euphrates: 64And you shall say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring on her: and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.

I am looking at a message which is titled: ‘Understanding the Spirit of Babylon’.
There are two separate references to Babylon in the Bible. There was the ancient kingdom of Babylon and the prophetic kingdom of Babylon. Why the ancient Kingdom of Babylon was founded by Nimrod and was once ruled by Nebuchadnezzar, the prophetic or mystical kingdom of Babylon is going to be inhabited by Satan and his demons angels in the last days, before it is judged by God.
A remarkable similarity between the ancient kingdom of Babylon and the prophetic kingdom of Babylon is that both of them are full of evils.

The book of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel and Genesis contained copious references to the ancient kingdom of Babylon while Revelation, chapters 17 and 18 has several references to the prophetic kingdom of Babylon.

Why do we need to understand the spirit of Babylon and pray towards overcoming it?
The Bible recalls various evils that were practiced in both ancient Babylon and the prophetic Babylon, unfortunately, most of these evil practices are still occurring in the modern day world.
What do we mean by the spirit of Babylon?
1. This is the spirit of sorcery that deceives all nations, Read Revelation 18 vs. 23. Babylon is the source of sorcery, divinations, talisman, and enchantments that deceives Kings, Rulers, and People in authority, celebrities, and even the common folk.
There is a reader of this message that is facing afflictions due to the power of sorcery working against him/her. Today I provoke the blood of Jesus Christ against every power of sorcery working against your destiny in the name of Jesus.

2. The spirit of Babylon stands for the spirit of idolatry that causes people and nations to create or construct graven images which they turn to their gods. It is that spirit that is prevalent in Asia where a country like India has over 33million gods. It was that spirit that inspired Nebuchadnezzar to construct an image and order every person to worship it. You can read that in Daniel 3 vs.1, Jeremiah 51 vs. 52.

In Africa, almost every family has a god with an altar or shrine dedicated to it. Unfortunately the gods are not dead, and wicked people are invoking their demonic powers to destroy destinies. Today, I silence every family idol crying against your salvation in Jesus name.

3. The spirit of Babylon is the power that is controlling political thrones in the world. It is that spirit that inspires people to have in ordinate ambition for political power, fame, and position. It is that spirit that decides who becomes what and where. It is that spirit that politicians make covenant with in order to assume powerful positions.

In Revelation 18 vs. 3, the Bible says that all Kings of the earth are committing fornication with the spirit of Babylon. It is that spirit of Babylon that causes political office holders to become selfish and seek only after their own good rather than the good of the people.

Several nations especially in Africa and Asia remain underdeveloped because the spirit of Babylon has ensnared its leaders. Europe and America is also facing crises because its leaders and people have abandoned God and embraced the spirit of Babylon.

God is looking for intercessors that will stand in gap for these nations and pull down all Babylon strongholds on all political thrones. I pray that you shall be one of such intercessors for Christ in Jesus. I pray that men after God’s heart shall rule the affairs of nations in Jesus name.

4. The spirit of Babylon is the spirit of the Anti-Christ; the Bible in Revelation describes the prophetic Babylon as a habitation of devil and the home of every foul spirit. The evil spirit and demons that afflict the children of God are usually sent from Babylon. Persecution of Christians is on the increase globally and this is a product of the spirit of Babylon.

Today, I arrest every evil power afflicting your spirit, soul and body. Your adversary shall be demoted and you shall be promoted in Jesus name.

5. The spirit of Babylon stands for the spirit of worldliness. The Bible says in revelation 17 vs. 4 that this is the spirit that influences people to commit various abominations. It is this spirit that causes people to chase after gadgets, obsessive fashion, ungodly movies, worldly music, reality shows, etc. It is that spirit that causes football to attract millions of followers and billions of viewership. When people  talk about the god of soccer, they are knowingly or unknowingly  referring to the spirit of Babylon.

Today, I pray for you and I cut off every habit in your life that does not glorify God and I pray that you shall receive a heart of holiness in Jesus name.

6. The spirit of Babylon is behind all the evils in the world such as sicknesses, anger, hunger, suffering accident, and poverty. At times, we ask why God allows evil to happen. It is the spirit of Babylon that influences temptations that leads to evil. Satan exists to tempt children of disobedience, and  evil results as a punishment for all forms of ungodliness. As long as the spirit of Babylon exists, evils will continue to occur in the lives of as many that makes them its satanic laboratory.

I pray that you shall receive a new heart and a new spirit today, and the spirit to go and sin no more will overshadow you in Jesus name.

7. The Spirit of Babylon is responsible for the satanic prosperity experienced by many of believers, many people make covenant with the devil and in turn he gives them riches that do not last. Heavenly prosperity is all round prosperity including financial prosperity, health prosperity, marital prosperity, and spiritual prosperity. See Revelation 18 vs.3.

If you see anyone that is rich but he is not born again Christian, the source of his money is definitely satanic, and you do not need to envy such sinners, but intercede that they retrace their steps in order not to end up in hell. The wealth of God does not add sorrow, so wait faithfully and patiently for it.

I pray against any Babylonian spirit limiting your breakthroughs and saying No to your progress; and I push you to the River Jordan of your breakthroughs in Jesus name

8. The Spirit of Babylon is that queen of heaven sponsoring mermaid spirits to torment and afflicts believers. Do you come from a riverine community, is there a river or stream in your community that is worshiped,  are you name after a river, or is your native town named after a river? You need to dethrone the queen of heaven, bind and cast out its water spirits, and command her/them to fall down and rise no more in Jesus name.

9. The Spirit of Babylon is responsible for witchcraft and sorceries used to manipulate the destiny of men and waste opportunities. Read Revelation 18 vs.23. Witchcraft spirit is particularly common in Africa and has wasted a lot of destinies. The Bible says that great men of the earth have been deceived by their sorcery.

I command the power of witchcraft over your life to be destroyed in Jesus mighty name. Receive the power to oppress and kill household witchcraft in Jesus name.

10. The Spirit of Babylon is responsible for persecuting Christians. The Bible describes it as being full of the blood of prophets and of the saints. Revelation 18 vs.24. Anywhere you noticed the persecution of Christians or the church; you need to put down the Spirit of Babylon that is responsible for this before the work of God will thrive.

11. The Spirit of Babylon is responsible for selfishness, greed, disobedience; it was that Spirit that influenced the people of the earth to build the towel of Babel in disobedience to God. The spirit of Babylon causes dissensions and disloyalty in churches, it is the ‘I’ spirit always wanting to put self above others, and it is the rebellious spirit promoting human wisdom above God’s wisdom

Now that we have come to a fuller understanding of the spirit of Babylon, how do you overcome it? Ten simple steps.
1. You need to become born again, read the word of God, serve God, and have absolute faith and trust in God as the deliverer.
2. You need to fast and pray especially at midnights as the spirit of Babylon is stubborn.
3. Flee siN, live right, and give not cause for the devil to accuse you.
4. You need to execute judgement to the Spirit of Babylon.
5. You need to put down its strong hold.
6. You need to rebuke it, bind, and cast it out.
7. You need to command it to be buried alive.
8. You need to command it not to rise again.
9. You need to command is glory to sink inside the water.
10. You need to speak the word of God against it and claim your benefits

April 5, 2012

Marriage problems: Beware of the strange woman

Audio sermon: Beware of Strange Women

Esau

Genesis 26 vs. 34-35: When Esau was 40 years old, he married two Hittite women. One was Judith the daughter of Beeri. The other was Basemath the daughter of Elon. These marriages made Isaac and Rebekah very upset.

Samson

Judges 14 vs. 1-3: Samson went down to the city of Timah. He saw a young Philistine woman there.

David

2 Samuel 11: 2-5:   Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the King’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold…then David sent messengers, and took her; and she came to him, and he lay with her…and the woman conceived…”s

Solomon

1 kings 11 vs. 1-3: But the King Solomon loved many strange women…of the nations concerning which the Lord had said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in unto them…..and he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned away his heart

There are many strange women in the Bible as the passages quoted above reveal, and the unfortunate thing is that these strange women caused the down fall of Kings and Princes.

Esau, lost the favour of his parents because he chooses to marry three strange women. Joseph would have lost his divine placement if he had failed to flee from a strange woman. Samson was not that fortunate. He could tear a lion to pieces by the power of the spirit, but got kidnapped by a strange woman.. He was disgraced and suffered a humiliating death because he was entangled with a strange woman called Delilah.

David, the man after God’s heart who had won mighty victories against the Goliaths of this world, was captured by the Goliath of adultery. What do we say of Solomon, who was ensnared into idolatry by strange women thereby losing the favour of God and probably a place in heaven.. King Ahab was another victim of strange women, whom he married from the  Idolatrous tribe of Sidon, and he ended up in idolatry and wickedness.

Kings have been caged by her, many great men have been ensnared by her, Princes have become victims of her wanton destruction, and lowly placed men have their sorrows multiplied by her.

Strange women don’t have marital plans, but desire to deny the rightful wife the fruits of marriage. Some that have marital plans believe in what they can gain than what they can contribute to building  the marriage.

Strange women are in our midst. They are all around us- in the working places, at social gatherings, and even in the Church. God ordained the institution of marriage to be a union of a male and a female.

Your wife should be your greatest confidant, friend and companion. Any other woman that takes this role away from your wife is a strange woman. If you go a step further and become sexually involved with this woman, the strangeness becomes multiplied.

At the worst if this woman becomes another ‘wife’, then you are treading on the path of destruction earlier followed by Esau, Samson, and Solomon. What could have been David’s destruction was averted because he repented. May God deliver us from strange women.

Who is a strange woman?

 A strange woman has the spirit of antichrist.

A strange woman is idolatrous, a goddess, and a heathen

   A strange woman is adulterous, a seducer, and sexual pervert.

A strange woman has idolatrous family background.

A strange woman has loose morals, she may look outwardly beautiful, but her heart is full of seduction, her smiles are deceitful and her thoughts are wicked.

A strange woman is full of evil, greedy, a traitor and deadly

   A strange woman is full of deceit. She pretends to love her husband, but she is actually conspiring with his enemies for his destruction

A strange woman is the enemy within, possessed with evil powers

  A strange woman may have a sweet name, but her kiss is poison.

  A strange woman is the path to destruction.

     Strange woman are enchanters who are unrelenting until they succeed in ensnaring their pre

A strange woman is the alluring women we meet on the street, that end up displacing the legal wives within a short time.

A strange woman is a parasite, and once she sees nothing else to suck she takes off to look for another victim.

     A strange woman is the daughter of Babylon, the emissary of Satan, and an ambassador for the destruction of men.

A strange woman is the path to hell.

 

How can a person avoid strange women?

  1. Through self determination and self willed. Joseph firmly decided in his heart that he would not commit sexual sin and God helped him.
  2. Through violent resistant. Strange women are desperate; therefore you must also be desperate in your will to resist them. Joseph as a desperate Saint. He freed himself from the grip of a strange woman, left behind his clothing , and ran for his salvation.
  3. You must be able to pay a price and make sacrifices for your uncompromising holiness. At times these strange women may be your boss or a person placed in higher positions that you, who may be in a position to dispense favours. You must be able to shun the lucre of fornication and pay the sacrifices that may arise.
  4. Remained prayerful, seek the counsel of others and invite others to intercede for you in prayers. If Esau had sought the counsel of his parents, he would not have married the daughters of Hittites. If Samson had listened to the advice of his parent he would not have married from an idolatrous family of Sidonians. If David had been prayerful, he would have had divine strength to overcome the spirit of lust. Solomon forgot God and fell into sexual and other sins.
  5. Be attached to God and the spirit through fellowship with the brethren and reading the Bible. The Holy Spirit will always warn you if you are about to take a wrong step. Faith comes by hearing the word of God.
  6. Avoid situations and environments that influence you to strange relationships. These include worldly parties, pubs, and ungodly social gatherings.
  7. Be choosy in the type of friends you maintain. Many have been influenced into bad habits under peer pressure. If all your friends are having an affair or a polygamist, then you are likely to end up being one.
  8. Don’t keep evil secrets. Expose and flee from any appearance of evil. Don’t encourage yourself in ungodly relationships. Immediately you notice undue favours from the opposite sex, inform people around. Strange women do not like their affairs to be known to people. If you also notice that you are being troubled by the spirit of lust, fast and pray and encourage the brethren to pray for you. Lastly, if you naturally develop an attraction for a strange woman, don’t keep it secret, otherwise it will become depend. Inform good counselors about this, and they will keep watch over you to ensure you are not consumed by passion. Evil thrives in secrecy.

 

Babatope Babalobi

November 25, 2011

Christian sermon on thanksgiving Day

Memorise: “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful” (Col 3:15)

Read: Luke 17:11-19

It is good to thank God for tangible material blessings – provision of a house, car, job, child, promotion, contract, answer to prayers, etc. But what gives God greater joy and provides you greater mileage in your faith record is when you thank God for unseen, intangible and seemingly negligible blessings such as sleeping and waking up, spiritual blessings, victory over unseen battles, etc.

How often do you thank God for these? Sometime ago, I read about a man who was attacked by armed robbers. He was robbed of his property and beaten. Yet, he came to thank God. Many who saw no reason for him to thank God, began to ask why he had come to thank God. To them, if he had escaped the armed robbers or his property were intact, those would be justifiable reasons to thank God; but not when he was beaten and robbed. The man saw what they did not see, and said he was thanking God that he was robbed but was not a robber himself; that he had something somebody considered valuable to steal, and because they took his property, not his life.

One lesson from this is that if you want to live a life of thanksgiving, you must considered what others take for granted and probe into the extreme possibilities of a negative event which did not take place. It calls for creativity!

The ten lepers had a divine appointment. They were going out while Jesus was coming in. May your path cross the Lord’s today. Even though they were some distance away, they were outcasts, moving corpses and destined to die sooner or later, they still had something – their voices for which to thank Him. God never leaves you without something to thank Him for.

As long as you have your mouth, you can call or thank Him and get out of trouble. The one who can speak out will always tell people where it is hurting. This is why I pity little children. An adage says, The inability to speak is the root of all ill-luck. As an undergraduate, I went to spend a week with my uncle. The pounded yam his wife served me was small. If I was going to spend just that day, I would have kept quiet. But since I had a week ahead of me, I did not want hunger to kill me, so I asked her if I was really welcome.

And she said ‘Yes’. With that, I requested for more food and she served me. Thank God you have a mouth. Use it to thank God from today. The more creative you are, the more the quality of your thanksgiving.

Go on a creative ride as you thank God for all He has done for you. Thank Him in a different way from how you have always done it.

December 2, 2010

God’s word for your blessing

Gen 12:2-3: I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; KJV

October 21, 2010

Plan for success, become succesful

PASTOR ENOCH ADEBOYE
 

Memorise: “Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest” (Prov 6:8)

Read: Ecclesiastes 11:1-4

“Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest” (Prov 6:8). Another lesson from the ants is that they know how to prepare for their desired harvests. Harvests do not just come: They are planned for.

Before the sky breaks forth as rain, you must first load it. Ecclesiastes 11:3 says, “If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be”.

 

The clouds cannot deliver the rain they have not conceived. Many times, believers expect the downpour of blessings without necessarily working towards it. It does not work like that. If you fail to load your clouds, you will continue to be in dryness. Famine is guaranteed for the one who fails to sow for the rainy day.

Some people around us are just spending their last reserves of God’s blessings. After this is exhausted, they will go through lack, want, and financial dryness because they failed to prepare for the future.

Are you preparing for your harvest? What plans do you have for yourself and family in 5, 10, 20, 30 years from now? To be like the ants, you must take decisive steps concerning your future. Not every blessing God gives to you is meant to be spent. Some believers have no bank accounts. They hardly save anything from their income. Usually, the excuse is that they earn far too little to save from. That is not true. Every provision comes with a seed and a fruit.

Never eat the seed with the fruit. Sow the seed to guarantee a future harvest in every blessing God gives to you. Your future depends on how you treat your seeds. If you eat them up, you will starve and surely beg tomorrow. If you invest them wisely, your harvest will be awaiting you. You can sow seeds into the Gospel, invest in landed property and shares and carefully monitor their activities. Save at least 10 percentage of your income in a fixed deposit account capable of attracting interest.

Reduce your expenses and cost of living and stabilize these even when your income increases: Channel the remainder into more meaningful investments. Cultivate an investment sense and mindset. Do not wait until you have millions. Start investing in shares with the N1,000 or N2,000 on you . Over a period of time, you will enter your harvest.

Draw up a 10, 20 or 30-year investment plan for yourself and every member of your immediate family in savings, stocks, bonds, shares, etc. Invest also in soul winning.

 

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October 15, 2010

Christian Sermon On Time Management

PASTOR ADEBOYE
 

Memorise: “It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth” (Lam 3:27)

Read: Lamentation 3:25-27

In Proverbs 6:6-11, we are enjoined to go to the ants.

God refers every slothful, and indolent believer to learn hard work and industry from ants.

If ants can achieve so much without supervision, we should achieve much more with supervision. Proverbs 6:8 says, “Provideth her meat in summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest”.

 

One lesson from the ants is that they know when to work and when to rest.

October 15, 2010

God’s Divine Visitation

PASTOR ENOCH ADEBOYE
 

Memorise: “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (Jn 10:10)

Read: Genesis 18:1- 2

There are two kinds of divine encounter: when someone meets with God and when God Himself comes visiting. The latter offers greater benefits for the visited.  

When God visits an individual, that fellow cannot remain the same. Usually, such divine visits are attracted during critical periods in the life of the fellow visited.

According to our reading, God visited Abraham when the hope of becoming a father was lost.

After 25 years of waiting, God’s promise to him looked like a fairy tale. Has God promised you something and it seems He might have forgotten it? The Lord has not forgotten you.

He will visit you and every pending promise He has made will be fulfilled in Jesus’ Name.

“To whom God would make known what is the richest of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col 1:27).

When God visits you, lost hope will be restored. Have you lost hope of making it in life, finding a marriage partner, finding a good job, etc.?

Your hope is being restored now. In Genesis 19:1, destruction was imminent on the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Their residents were about to be roasted alive by a landmark inferno that no national fire service could put out.

Just before the fiery judgement, Lot had visitors from the Heavenly planet and he and his immediate family were rescued.

August 30, 2010

Reasons for unanswered prayers

Memorise: “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear” (Is 65:24). Read: John 5:2-14


“And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear” (Isaiah 65:24). Do you know that God can answer your unsaid prayers?
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August 29, 2010

Articles on marriage: Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands

Memorise: “Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, withersoever the governor listeth” (Jas 3:4 )

Read: Ephesians 5:22-24

“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord” (Ephesians 5:22).

The Bible gives the blueprint for success in marriage. If you want Heaven in your home, follow the marriage manual – the Bible. It is not enough to identify your God-given partner, even though this is very important.

August 15, 2010

SPIRITUAL RESTORATION

PASTOR ENOCH ADEBOYE

Memorise: “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you” (Joel 2:25)

Read: Mark 5:25-34

When Doctor Jesus performs an operation on you, there will be no blood, or scar, and your healing will be permanent. Are you a candidate for an operation? Ask for the visit of Doctor Jesus today.

He is the Restorer. In Mark 5:25-34, when the woman with the issue of blood encountered Him, not only did the blood dry up instantly, she never had to spend her money on sickness for the rest of her life. Are you experiencing unusual flow? It shall stop today in Jesus’ Name. Are your cells malfunctioning?

Whatever is responsible shall be uprooted today. I command every cancerous cell in your body to die now. I decree total restoration of health to your body now. The woman with the issue of blood recovered physically and financially.

In Daniel 4:28-37, king Nebuchadnezzar who once ruled the world suffered major losses due to arrogance and disobedience. He became insane, lost his throne and became a wild beast in the forest.

But when the Great Restorer decided to remember him, He restored him physically, mentally, and socially. God washed him clean and returned him to his throne. Have you lost anything to stubbornness, disobedience or a sinful lifestyle? As you repent, make your ways right and rededicate yourself to serve and follow God with all your heart from today, my God shall restore you in all areas you have suffered a loss.

A young man went to the United Kingdom in search of greener pastures. Little did he know that a doctor can get there and become an ice-cream hawker. When his friends who invited him had welcomed him and fed him for a day, they told him he was on his own.

When winter came, he almost froze to death before a good samaritan picked him from the streets to the hospital. From there, he was deported to Nigeria. Because of all he suffered, he had fits of insanity for a while before he became normal again. When God would restore him, he attended a Nigerian university and became a graduate.

Today, he is the pastor of one of our largest churches. God restored him mentally, physically, and socially. This year, the Lord will restore you on every side. What you thought was lost will soon return to you. Only draw nearer to God and please Him daily. Flee totally from sin. Obey Him in every area of your life. Live a life of thanksgiving, and you can be the next beneficiary of unlimited restoration.


Father, totally restore all my family has lost to spiritual and physical thieves.
August 15, 2010

Christian Blog: Pastor Enoch Adeboye-Walking with God

PASTOR ENOCH ADEBOYE

Memorise: “And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof” (Gen 2:19)

Read: Romans 4:17-20
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August 12, 2010

Service offerings: You cannot outgive God

PASTOR ENOCH ADEBOYE

Memorise: “And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering” (Gen 4:4)

Read: Genesis 18:8-15

When God smiles on your offering, He leaves you with a blank cheque. A woman once gave God an offering and He smiled on her. As at this time, she was heavily indebted. Today, she is a director in one of the big banks in Nigeria. She sat at home one day when somebody came and invited her to be a director in the bank. She had no money. She had no shares in the bank.

By every standard she never deserved this. But when God wants to demonstrate His love for you, He opens a way where nobody has seen one. When God loves you in a special way, He will order your steps and make circumstances favour you. This year, the Lord will cause you to hear the good news that will change your status for good.

Another lesson learnt from Genesis 18:1-15 is that when God deliberately requests an offering from you, you can be assured that it is a disguised avenue of blessing. When the All Sufficient God asks you for something, begin to celebrate because pending prophecies of several years could be fulfilled in one day.

His visit to Abraham was deliberate. It was an opportunity to effect His promise of several years. Is God asking you for something? Have you yielded or are you still struggling? Beloved, it is only an opportunity to fulfil what He has promised you. Obey Him today and enter into your joy!

Sometimes, God ignores your doubts. When God paid Abraham a visit, Sarah laughed because He said she would have a child. That was sheer unbelief! That was enough to stop God from fulfilling His promise to the couple. But God ignored her unbelief because He was the One who came to ask for food. He absorbed her doubts!

In the mighty Name of Jesus, the Lord will ignore your doubts and fears and manifest His promises and prophecies in your life. Has God requested you to do something for Him?

Go ahead and do it. It may be unknown to your spouse or spiritual leader. Obey Him with dispatch.

Whenever God asks you for something, it could be that He wants to use that avenue to restore something or some opportunity you once lost. Many times, when God is about to do something, He starts at the reverse side. It will take only discerning eyes and hearts to see God at work in such situations.

Meeting God’s demands is a sure way of meeting your needs.

August 12, 2010

Knowing God’s will for christian marriage

PASTOR ENOCH ADEBOYE

Memorise: “If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come” (Job 14:14)

Read: 2 Corinthians 3:17-18

Some years ago, a young man came to tell us he had found someone to marry. But after our counselling session, it was obvious the lady was not his wife.

Yet he insisted that he had prayed and God had spoken to him. So he went ahead and married the ‘sister.’

The first night after their marriage, the brother invited her for prayer. She agreed but he observed that whenever he said, “In Jesus’ Name”, his wife refused to say ‘Amen’.

When he took her up on this, she told him she was not a Christian but that she wanted him as husband and her mission was accomplished! What was supposed to be the beginning of his joy became the beginning of his nightmare! Just because he could not pay the price in prayer!

Any choice you make without divine guidance will surely leave you with regrets, sorrow and lots of losses.

If you base your decision to marry that man or woman purely on physical beauty, material possessions, status or academic achievements, you may spend the rest of your life in regret.

That relationship in which you refuse to fully involve God, must be broken. Involve God at the fulcrum of every decision so that He can prevent you from painful errors.

In Genesis 17:1-3, God told Abraham that if he wanted to be in partnership with Him, he must be willing to pay the price.

“For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed” (Mal 3:6).

God told Abraham that He is the Lord, the Almighty God who changes not. The fellow who has to change is you. Change can be a painful experience.

Today, many who claim to be children of God – even pastors, are bereft of a commensurate change. They still talk and behave like the world, cheat God and fellow men, etc. Some female ministers are a shame to behold.

They are so full of gutter language and strife-prone that you cannot differentiate them from an average market woman on the street.

Take a look at your self: how have you lived your Christian life? Are you condoning what the Master cannot condone?

This year, the Lord is calling you into a closer relationship with Him. He wants to cut a covenant with you, your family, and church. But you must be ready to pay the price. Your consecration must produce a definite change in your dressing, talking, eating and sleeping.

You must be ready to be cheated and at the instance of the El-Shaddai, ignore it. Until you change, your change will not come. The greater your change, the higher you go. Pay the price. It’s worth the sacrifice!

Every Heavenly blessing has a price. If you cannot pay the price, you will end up with an earthly version or alternative.

August 12, 2010

Dressing: How should christian dress up?

PASTOR ENOCH ADEBOYE

Memorise: “The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself” (Proverbs 14:14)

Read: Hosea 4:15-17

There are several baits a believer should be wary of or else that fellow would fall into Satan’s trap.

They are; love of money, lust of the flesh, shunning godly counsel, harboring an unforgiving spirit and seeking for power outside God. Another bait is spiritual lukewarmness. It is very dangerous.
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August 12, 2010

Will God forgive my past sexual sins?

PASTOR ENOCH ADEBOYE

Memorise: “And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise” (Heb 11:39)

Read: Matthew 1:1-6

Ruth is an example of someone who entered a new level of breakthrough. Her background and antecedents were nothing to write home about. She hailed from Moab – a nation of idol worshippers. Her nation was under divine condemnation yet she was singled out to become a great grand mother of Jesus Christ.

If you look at the genealogy of the Jews recorded in Matthew 1:1-17, Ruth was listed as one of the two female gentiles that made it into the list. This tells us that in God’s book of records, there is no discrimination on basis of gender or nationality.

As long as you stand out wherever you are for the good of the Kingdom, you will be listed. Another thing is that your past cannot prevent you from being listed in Heaven’s hall of fame except you fail to deal with it. In this genealogy were four women – Ruth and Rahab, Tamar and Bathsheba.

The first two were gentiles while the last two were Israelites. Ruth was an idolater while Rahab was a notorious harlot. Tamar was a victim of incest while Bathsheba was an adulteress, yet they never allowed the sins of the past to hinder their future.

If your past has not been brought under the cover and cleansing power of Calvary’s fountain, it may stop you from entering your next level, especially your ultimate level of breakthrough.

Are you still hiding the sins of your past ungodly life-style? Confess them to God, ask for forgiveness and bring them under the blood of Jesus. Make restitution where necessary and thereafter ask God to use your past to facilitate the good of your future.

Although an unbeliever, Ruth’s contact with her husband as well as Naomi her mother-in-law transformed her into a woman of virtue within 10 years (Ruth 3:11).

It was her encounter with the Jehovah they served, that so impacted her that she refused to return to idolatry and her idolatrous relations. Even after returning to Israel with her mother-in-law, she kept herself pure. Several rich young men came to her but she turned them down, until her purity and virtuous life-style became common knowledge to all in Bethlehem.

Ruth had a public testimony of being consistently virtuous: Do you? In the lives of most Christians today, there is a gradual return to old sinful habits. Have you been making progress on a regular basis concerning your character? Is anger, lust, complaining or intolerance not returning to your life?

Can your neighbors or community attest to your exemplary Christian life? Have you influenced others for good like Naomi?

Like the heroes of faith catalogued in Hebrews 11, do you have a good report before believers and unbelievers?

August 11, 2010

Does God really heal?

PASTOR ENOCH ADEBOYE

Memorise: “Beloved, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” (Jer 32:27)

Read: Judges 16:22-28

Some years ago, we had a Holy Ghost service at the National Stadium, in Lagos, Nigeria. The place was packed full. A particular man who had had some problems was in attendance. One of his kidneys had been removed.

On the day of its removal, there were all kinds of complications. It took 18 hours for the operation to be carried out. During the service, a Word of Knowledge came saying, there was somebody there, one of whose kidneys had been removed while the second one was giving him fresh problems.
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August 11, 2010

Should christians use candles, annoiting oil and water to pray?

PASTOR ENOCH ADEBOYE

Memorise: “In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure” (Heb 10:6)

Read: Hebrews 10:4-9

From Naaman’s experience, we observe that anger, pride and having a preconceived idea of how a miracle should come, are factors capable of preventing miracles from taking place. Another hindrance to miracles is the reliance on the physical – on something you can see and touch.

A barren woman once came to us for prayers some years ago. When I confirmed that she was not born again, I led her to Christ, gave her two tracts and prayed for her. By the time she returned to testify, she said she was disappointed that day because I only prayed for her and gave her two tracts, but did not give her what she really expected – any oil, water or candle.
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