Commentary on Matthew 19: Why a rich man may not make heaven

By Babatope Babalobi +2348035897435 babalobi@yahoo.com

 

Matthew 19 vs. 23- Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

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  1. A rich man that puts his trust in the riches to solve all his problems instead of trusting God may not make heaven.
  2. Money may become his god. A rich man that devotes their time, energy, and power to make money rather than serving God may not make heaven.
  3. A rich man that believes money can solve all his problems may become godless and lose heaven.
  4. A rich man may become too busy managing his riches that he has no time for the things of God like reading the bible, praying, and fellowshipping with believers.
  5. Some rich men might have committed sins (bribery and corruption, murder etc.) to accumulate and sustain their riches.
  6. A rich man who does not have compassion for the poor and does not share/spend his riches on the poor may be committing a sin.
  7. It is almost impossible to become rich in this world without committing a sin or making covenant with the devil along the way.

Prayer

God of heaven give me riches that will not kill me in Jesus name

Commentary on Mathew 20: How to receive a miracle

By Babatope Babalobi +2348035897435 babalobi@yahoo.com

Matthew 20 vs. 29-34

29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. 30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.

 31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. 32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? 33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

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Two blind men who are professional beggars received instant miracles from Jesus. What lessons can we learn from this incident to receive a miracle?

  1. Be informed: seek information by asking questions. The two blind heard Jesus was coming to town; if they were ignorant that a miracle worker was in town, they would not have been able to receive a miracle.
  2. Be diligent: The two blind men were professional beggars, and they encountered their miracle on duty. Even as beggars, the two blind men were diligent. If they had decided to sleep at home that day instead of going out to beg; they would have missed the miracle.
  3. Believe Jesus: If the two blind men did not believe in Jesus they would not have cried to him. Your deliverance starts by surrendering your life to Jesus and believing He can save, heal and deliver you.
  4. Don’t resign to fate: Reject every contrary situation. The two blind men refused to accept blindness as their destiny and permanent fortune. They desired a change and received a change.
  5. Cry to God: Don’t murmur, lament, grumble, or weep about your situation; rather cry to God. Jesus does not respond to tears, but prayers. The two men could have lamented that their blindness prevented them from seeing Jesus, rather they cried to Jesus as He passed by, instead of lamenting about their situation.
  6. Pray fervently: The prayer of the two blind men was fervent, earnest, and efficacious. There is a time for silent prayers, but when a multitude is looking for a miracle, you need to raise your voice above the crowd to get attention.
  7. Have self confidence: Believe in yourself, pursue your dreams. The two blind men were not too shy to cry, and cried louder even when rebuked.
  8. Position yourself: You need to be at the right spot at the right time. The two blind men were well positioned where Jesus could see them, in the midst of a multitude. You need to be at the place where your miracle is waiting for you.
  9. Repent: Confess, repent of your sins and ask for mercy. The two blind men pleaded their case under mercy.
  10. Be restless: The multitude rebuked the two men but they refused to be silenced. Your voice has to be louder than the voice of your enemies. The more the blind men were asked to remain silent, the more they cried. Your miracle is on the way immediately you become restless. Your restlessness shall attract the attention of Jesus.
  11. Pray the prayer of Jacob: The prayer of Jacob is the prayer of Enough is Enough. The prayer of Jacob is the prayer of I will not leave you unless you bless me. The two blind men refused to keep quiet until they received a miracle. Keep praying until your miracle appears.
  12. Call God by His name that addresses your situation. The two blind men called Jesus Lord knowing fully well that:
  • This will provoke Jesus to proof his lordship.
  • Jesus must answer His name.
  • At the mention of the name Jesus, every kneel must bow, blindness must bow.
  • If Jesus answers His name the demon causing blindness into their lives must bow.
  • Anyone that calls on the name of Jesus must be saved.
  • Jesus came to save sinners.
  1. Be a prayer addict. Your prayers must embarrass heaven before you can receive a miracle. Your prayer must become a nuisance to the kingdom of darkness, before you can receive a miracle. Your prayers must draw the attention of Heaven before you can receive a miracle.
  2. Don’t limit yourself: The two blind men asked for what was been hard to achieve, they wanted to see. Ask God for the impossible.
  3. Be specific in your prayers: The prayer request of the two blind men was specific, clear, unambiguous, and straightforward. They wanted to see, and they saw. Their prayer request did not involve storytelling, or name calling. They were not seeing the cause of the problems nor indulged in name calling. Rather they focused on the solution.
  4. Be prophetic: The two blind men have never seen, yet they started seeing. Unless you see what you have not seen yet, you may not receive a miracle.
  5. Decide to serve: The two blind men immediately became followers of Jesus, and became his servants. Your deliverance is for service. Until God sees your heart that you will serve him when he delivers you, He will not likely deliver you.

Commentary on Matthew 18: Qualities of a good child/kid

By Babatope Babalobi +2348035897435 babalobi@yahoo.com

Matthew 18 vs. 3-4

3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.  4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus said whoever wants to make heaven must have the qualities of a child. What are these qualities that every Christian should imbibe?

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  1. Children are humble; you therefore need to overcome pride and arrogance.
  2. Children are innocent; you need to pray for God to turn your wordly wisdom to foolishness.
  3. Children are meek; you need to deliver yourself from spirit of anger if you wish to make heaven.
  4. Children are forgiving; you must ensure you forgive all that rightly or wrongly offend you.
  5. Children have absolute faith in the word of their Daddy. You should have faith in God and put your trust in him.
  6. Children are trustworthy; you need to cast off deceit from your life.
  7. Children don’t bear grudge or malice; you must have same character and spirit.
  8. Children love everyone, young and old, male or female. You need to have compassion and love all.
  9. Children are not anxious about tomorrow, but cast their worries on their father. You need to kill the spirit of anxiety and worry.
  10. Children are teachable; you must be obedient and diligent.
  11. Children are obedient; pray and cast out the spirit of rebellion and disobedience.
  12. Children are not covetous, materialistic or desire riches or wealth. You need to kill the love of money which the bible describes as the root of all evils.
  13. Children are free minded and play with anyone. If you wish to make heaven don’t harbor or cultivate grudge against anyone.

Bible story of Ephraim and Manasseh

By Pastor Praise-El Pelemo

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Mark 11 vs. 21 – Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”

If the fig tree did not die it could have been a tourist attraction in Israel today

Read Genesis 48 vs. 1-20

  1. Jacob adopted Ephraim and Manasseh’s two grandson’s and his sons.
  2. Jacob blessed Manasseh the younger brother ahead of his elder brother Ephraim.
  3. Mannasseh and Ephraim were counted as part of the 12 tribes of Israel, though not sons of Jacob.

 

Why protocol is broken?

  1. For the sake of his sovereignty.
  2. For the sake of his mercy, grace or favour not because you deserve it.

Romans 9 vs. 16 – It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.

  1. For the sake of his glory

John 9 vs. 3 – “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life

 

  1. For the sake of His wisdom

1Cor 1 vs.  25-26   – 25For the foolishness of God is wiserthan man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.26 Brothers, think of what you were when you were called.Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.

 

  1. For the sake of His honour and respect. If you honour God, He will honour you.

1Sam 2 vs. 30 –  “Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that your house and your father’s house would minister before me forever.’ But now the LORD declares: ‘Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.

 

 

 

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Sermons on prayers that moves mountains

By Evangeslist Steve KayodePelemo

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Mark 11 vs. 2saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.        

 

  1. The colt was tied waiting to be slaughtered, it had limited freedom, as it was only able to move in circles.
  2. There is a divine command from heaven that you should experience a release in your finances, and health in Jesus name
  3. Just as Jesus commanded the colt to be loosed, God is going to release you for promotion.
  4. When they brought the colt to Jesus, He rode on it, and people laid them garments on the road in praise and honour of JesusIf you allowed yourself to be used by Jesus, He will cause people to honour you through Him.

Mark 11vs. 13Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs.

 

  1. Jesus was hungry anddid not find any fruit on the fig tree, though the fig tree had a mandate to provide for Jesus at that time; can God trust in you?

 2. Jesus cursed the fig tree to dry up because it was not fruitful or useful. The essence of life is to live fulfill purpose and to be useful.

 

Mark 11 vs. 21 – Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”

  1. If the fig tree did not die it could have been a tourist attraction in Israel today

 

Mark 11vs. 17and as he taught them He said, “It is not written: my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations, but you have made it a den of robbers.

 

  1. What have you turn the church into? Is it a house of prayers or curses? Two things God will not share with anybody, glory and vengeance.

 

Isaiah 42:8: I will not give my glory to anyone else, nor share my praise with carved idols

Romans 12:19Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord

 

  1. If you indulge in browsing social media activities during church service, you have turn the house of God into cyber café.
  2. Some people have turned the house of God to fashion parade; dressing is for covering, protection, and beauty but some people both young and old dress up without covering up.

 

Mark 11 vs. 22:And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

  1. Don’t put your faith in anything outside God, not in your connection, ability, family, or wisdom.
  2. I command every mountain in your life to be removed in Jesus name.
  3. God used the sea figuratively, because He knew when the mountain moves to the sea, the sea will swallow it.
  4. Speak what you want, God is hearing. He will rubberstamp it.
  5. As you sleep and wake up every day, you are getting closer to your miracle in Jesus name. Faith will keep you steady.

 

 

 

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Ways to stay Healthy Living

By Mrs Funmilola Olusanya

The World Overcomers Church, Lagoswww.theworldovercomerschurch.org

 

  1. Good health is holistic, mental, spiritual, psychological, body health.
  2. Uncleanness and dirtiness would be infections.
  3. What you take in determines your level of immunity, don’t just take in anything.
  4. Any food preserved in the freezer for more than one month is no more nutritious.
  5. It is better for us to eat fresh things, let us have a small garden at the back of our home.
  6. All oils are bad but some are better, palm oil is preferable but once you bleach (overheat) it, you have removed all the vitamins inside it.
  7. Once you boil your vegetable or pour hot water in it, all the nutrients in the vegetable are gone. Vegetable has oxidants but once you over cook it you are just eating its shaft.
  8. For those that drink alcoholic you are killing your brain gradually.
  9. If you smoke you are killing your body gradually.
  10. Take plenty of water daily, it flushes the system and waste products from your body.
  11. Take water early in the morning.
  12. Do physical exercises but prepare your mind gradually for the exercise.
  13. Rest and sleep, take annual leave from your work place to rest because it will do your body good.
  14. If you are 40yrs and above, you need at least 8hrs sleep daily.
  15. Go for general body check up yearly, once you are above 40yrs.
  16. Diet and exercises can prevent many diseases.
  17. It is cheaper to remain healthy than treat sickness.
  18. Check your blood pressure once in a month.
  19. You can only control your Blood pressure, but it is not treatable.
  20. Take a lot of full cream milk if you are above 40yrs.
  21. Once you are confirmed hypertensive you cannot go off your drugs unless you experience divine healing.
  22. If you are not disciplined and determined, you can’t be healthy.
  23. Diet goes a long way for treatment of diabetes and other illness.
  24. Go to the internet to get updates of diseases, and treatment symptoms.
  25. Don’t eat whatever you see, eat well even if it is just one meal. Breakfast is the most important meal.

 

 

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How to achieve self-deliverance

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By Evangelist Steve Kayode Pelemo

The World Overcomers Church, Lagoswww.theworldovercomerschurch.org

 

  1. Demons flee at the name of Jesus.
  2. You can achieve deliverance if you believe Jesus.
  3. The assignment of God for your life will keep you alive. John 8 vs. 31-3231To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
  4. Jesus is the way through you cannot be stranded, because He is with you always.
  5. The Lord will turn your mistakes and stupid action around; He will turn it around for your good.
  6. The way out of every affliction in life is Jesus; he is the truth that sets free.
  7. You need to become too hot for the devil.
  8. A Christian that needs deliverance needs to know the word of God. It is not just prayers, it is the word that sets free.
  9. The word will set you free, don’t joke with the word; there is power in the word.
  10. You can bring yourself out of every affliction.
  11. You can deliver your family, yourself, your ministry by the word of God.

 

 

 

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How to receive divine healing

 

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Pastor Yvonne Pelemo

The World Overcomers Church, Lagos

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  1. Jesus has prepared our healing, our health and our cure.

Isaiah 53 vs. 5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

I Peter 2 vs. 24Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed

 

  1. You need to contend for your healing and cure because health is wealth.
  2. Peace brings health. When you are a peaceful person, you will be healthy.

 

 

Galatians 3 vs. 13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

 

John 10 vs. 10The 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.

 

  1. Anytime the life you are living does not show the abundance of Jesus, you need to fight to overcome the sickness.
  2. Sickness is a beast that you should shake into the fire. Do not compromise with sickness.
  3. Speak to any sickness in your body and command it to leave you because you need to do things for God.

 

Exodus 22 vs. 25If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.

  1. Serving God is a health insurance. Proverb 3 vs. 1-8

 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

 

  1. If you live by God’s principles and do his will, when sickness comes, he will take it away.

 

Causes of sickness

  1. Old age, but you can pray against it.
  2. Stress
  3. Emotional health
  4. Worries
  5. Sleepless night distorts your brain
  6. Fear
  7. Resentment and unforgiveness
  8. Not eating or drinking right. Smoking, drinking alcoholic drinks
  9. Unforgiving spirit
  10. Loneliness. It is not good especially at old age.
  11. Sickness can be hereditary. l. Look at your roots
  12. Eat healthy. Avoid sugar and carbohydrate. Form a healthy eating habit.
  13. Water is the best liquid you need for your body. Avoid beer and gin.
  14. Issue of the heart. Guard your heart. Avoid vengeance.
  15. Excuses, blame game, causes sorrow of health.
  16. Generational or self-imposed curses
  17. Secret sins – immorality.

 

How to live healthy

  1. Live a life devoid of sin.
  2. Love people with your heart – Leviticus 19 vs. 18Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD
  3. Avoid processed foods
  4. Drink plenty of water
  5. Eat the right food
  6. Feed on the word of God. The word of God will become flesh in your body and consume every sickness.
  7. Get use to physical exercises to burn off calories
  8. Fight to stay healthy. Avoid sweet things.
  9. Take lots of water and bitter things.

 

 

 

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Commentary on Matthew 17

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20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. 21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

  1. The powerlessness of believers, among other issues is discussed in Mathew 17.
  2. Jesus lamented the powerless of His disciples who could not cast out and heal a boy that was demon-possessed.

3. Just like in the days of old, several disciples and ministers of Christ are powerless against evil spirits. Most people parading themselves as men of God, are more of inspirational and motivational speakers. They have excellent oratorical skills, they are great teachers of the word, but poor in manifesting the power of the word.

4. Jesus Christ gave three qualities every healing and deliverance Minister should possess.

  • A Minister of God must be a man of great faith (vs. 20). However, faith is not enough as not all miracles can be accomplished by faith.
  • A Minister of God must be prayerful (vs. 21). But this is not enough as some demons cannot be cast out by prayers alone.
  • A Minister of God must fast from time to time, but this is not enough, as fasting alone, not combined with prayers is a hunger strike. 

 

  • 5. As such the treble combination of faith, prayer, and fasting is needed to receive healing and deliverance.

 

 

 

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Commentary on Matthew 15

  1. There are two key messages of Matthew 15. In this chapter, Jesus upbraided he scribes, Pharisees and elders for transgressing the commandments of God by the tradition of men. Also Jesus demonstrated the love of God by feeding four thousand men, besides women and children with seven loaves of bread, and a few fishes.
  2. Just like in the days of Jesus, several Christians still hold on their ethnic traditions, even when these traditions contravene the word of God. Such traditions include participating in pagan festivals, indulging in fetish rites during naming, wedding or dedication ceremonies, attending worldly ceremonies and respecting idolatrous/ancestral family customs and traditions.
  3. Several churches also have various doctrines on forms of worship, dates of worship times of worship, forms of dressing, observance of Christian festivities and days of worship, and stick to these doctrines even when they contradict the Bible.
  4. The white garment churches and Catholic churches have often been criticised for still indulging in rituals of worship, including worship of the Virgin Mary by the latter, when both the Mosaic and New Testament laws have cancelled all forms of paganistic and idolatrous worship.
  5. Jesus also met the individual needs of his followers by feeding not only with the word, but with bread and fish, demonstrating that the church should not be contended with meeting the spiritual needs of the Christians, or receiving gifts or offerings from Christians; but also strive to meet the material needs of Christians.

Prayers

  • I cut off from every ungodly customs and traditions in Jesus name
  • Love and compassion of God burn in my heart in Jesus name,

 

 

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Commentary on Matthew 16

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  1. Matthew 16 contains two key instructions for everyone aspiring to be a Christian and/or make heaven.
  2. The first instruction states the price every Christian has to pay. It stresses the necessity of sacrificial living, self-denial, and readiness to do the work of a missionary.

(Matthew 16 vs. 24):

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

 

This   means:

  1. Every Christian must be willing to forsake the desires of the world or flesh to become a true disciple.
  2. Every Christian must do the work of an evangelist spreading the gospel anywhere, to qualify as a true believer.

(Matthew 16 vs. 24):

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

 

  1. Jesus also announced that salvation is priceless, and primary. It is worthless attaining any status or position, accumulating any amount of fortune or wealth, acquiring the highest educational degree, or acquiring any form of physical assets, if at the end, your soul is not saved for heaven.

Prayer

  • I cut vanities from my life in Jesus name
  • My soul shall end up in heaven in Jesus name.

 

 

 

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Commentary on Matthew 14: Lessons on the death of John the Baptist

  1. The gospel of Saint Matthew introduced us to the Herods – the first Herod is the king of Judea who sought to kill Jesus (Matthew 2); and the second Herod is Tetrach who ordered the murder of John the Baptist (Matthew 14).
  2. Jesus escaped death in the hands of the Herod the king of Judea, but John the Baptist died in the hands of Herod, the tetrarch.

 

  1. Herod, King of Judea that sought to kill Jesus died but the second Herod, the tetrach succeeded in killing John the Baptist.
  2. Why did Jesus survive Herod the king of Judea, but John the Baptist did not survive Herod the Tetrach?
  3. John the Baptist was a prophet, evangelist, missionary, an epitome of humility, and was recorded as teaching his disciples on how to pray (see Luke 11 vs. 11)

 

  1. John the Baptist was a bible teacher and fearless teacher, but there is no record that he was a prayer warrior.
  2. John the Baptist taught his disciples how to pray, but the Bible did not record a single incident of how he actually prayed.

 

  1. Jesus was recorded as having prayed at night, at gethesame, at midnight, on the mountain, and even when his killers were approaching Jesus was at the altar of prayers. The Bible is, however, silent on the prayer life of John the Baptist.
  2. It was prophesized that John would be filled with ‘spirit and power of Elijah’ (Luke 1 vs, 16-17); John the Baptist manifested this power in the missionary field, but not against the enemies of his soul. Unlike Elijah who ordered that 850 prophets of Baal and Jezebel who challenged his ministry, should be slew at the brook of Kishon, John the Baptist allowed himself to be beheaded by his enemies.

 

  1. Elijah, faced with death, commanded the fire of God to consumed two troops of 102 soldiers that came to arrest him (2 Kings 1), whereas John the Baptist allowed himself to be assassinated to suit the wishes of an adulterous woman and her dancing daughter.
  2. Samson in a similar situation, did not allow himself to be killed cheaply by His enemies. He refused to go to the grave alone, even when there was no escape road for him. Samson at the point of death in the hands of Delilah and her Philistines conspirators, prayed to God to avenge his would be assassinators; God granted his prayer and three thousand people died with him. (see Judges 16 vs. 23-31); In the contrary, John the Baptist did not raise a finger against his killers.

 

  1. John the Baptist was too gentle to a fault. He was too humble even to the point of death. He allowed the messengers of death to catch up with him and kill him cheaply.
  2. Without prejudice to his greatness, humility, and virtue, John the Baptist in a way symbolizes the present generation of Christians and church leaders. We have many great Evangelists around, we have powerful preachers of the word around, we have many righteous and meek Christians around, but tragically we have very few praying Christians around. Most Christians or Pastors can teach or preach the Bible for many hours, but only few Christians or Pastors can pray without ceasing for even one hour!

 

  1. We have a lot of dancing, entertaining and dramatizing Christians and Churches around, but very few praying Christians or Churches.
  2. It was because of tragedy that befell John the Baptist that Jesus gave an instruction in Matthew 11 vs. 12 that every Christian must become spiritually violent; and henceforth, no Christian should allow his life to be wasted by the enemy, no Christian should allow the kingdom of hell to rejoice over his death, no Christian should allow himself to die in the hands of the enemy, no Christian should allow the messengers of death to kill him cheaply; no Christian should allow his destiny to be wasted, and no Christian should allow his soul to be harvested by harvest destroyers.

 

  1. Apostle James expatiated this further in James 4 vs. 7 when he called on Christians to resist the devil with the weapons of warfare, pointing out that the devil is a coward, and will surely run away once he feels spiritual heat.
  2. May we not die in the hands of the enemies and may our enemies never rejoice over our death, may our souls not be harvested by the enemy in Jesus name.

 

 

 

 

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Commentary on Matthew 14: Death of John the Baptist

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  1. Matthew 14 starts with the tragic story of how John the Baptist was beheaded to satisfy King Herod, Herodias, the king’s concubine, and her daughter.
  2. John the Baptist was beheaded to entertain the king’s guest on his birthday. May your enemies not rejoice over your obituary in Jesus name.
  3. John the Baptist was beheaded to satisfy the wish of a blood thirsty and adulterous Herodias. Every strange woman in the life of your husband is cut off in Jesus name.
  4. John the Baptist died violently because he preached against sin. Any power that wants to waste your life, shall die violently in Jesus name.
  5. Adulterous Herodias and her daughter celebrated the death of John the Baptist, any power waiting to celebrate your premature death, shall die suddenly in Jesus name.
  6. Every Herod and Herodias planning to behead you shall die suddenly in Jesus name.

 

 

 

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Spiritual warfare sermon: battle line is drawn

steveBy Evangelist Steve Pelemo,

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Read 1 Samuel 17

Vs 27-for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?

vs 37-David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee.

 

  1. Life battles starts from the tummy. The first act of a new baby is to cry.
  2. Life is all about battles. If you don’t run into battles, battles will run into you.
  3. God did not design you to perish in life battles. My prayer is that you will not perish in the battles of life. You will surely win the battles of life in Jesus name.
  4. For your deliverance to come, you must fight. It is when you fight and win that you will be promoted. You cannot run away from fighting.
  5. When you fight and win, you will be liberated.
  6. There is always a reward attached to every battle. If you run away from the battle, you will miss the reward attached to the battle.
  7. The Bible asks us to fight the good fight of faith. You fight by crying to the Most High and He will answer you.
  8. Fight he fight of life that will move your family forward.
  9. To win the battles of life, you need to walk with Jesus. The moment you live your life outside of Jesus, you will fight and fight and lose.
  10. If you can’t fight battles, you wouldn’t move forward.
  11. The battles you refuse to fight and win will wait for your children.
  12. Jesus Christ is waiting on you to say NO to the devil.
  13. There is a curse you need to fight to deliver your family from poverty.

 

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Matthew 13: When Men slept, the enemy came

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Matthew 13: 23-30

23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

 

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

  1. There is an enemy (vs. 25)But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
  2. Everyman has an enemy (vs. 25)But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way

 

  1. The enemy is a nocturnal visitor (vs. 25)But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way
  2. The enemy is an evil visitor (vs. 25)But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way

 

  1. The enemy is always going and coming (vs. 25)But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way
  2. The enemy comes unannounced, as such Christians must be prayerful (vs. 25)But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way

 

 

  1. Every evil is caused by the enemy (vs. 28)He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
  2. If you allow the enemy to plant evil in your life, it may be difficult to cut off the evil, (vs. 28-30) – 28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Prayer

  • Powers visiting me at night, I cut you off in Jesus name.

 

 

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Matthew 12: Bible study and commentary

  1. Matthew 12 focuses on the contentious issue of sanctity of the Sabbath day; the chapter also introduces Christians to the necessity of spiritual warfare.
  2. The Jews up till now, regard the Sabbath day as a holy day that should be devoted only to the worship of God, and no form of secular work or non-religious activity is permitted.
  3. Jesus denounced religious legalism explaining that the law is created for man, and man is not created for law. Jesus when ahead to introduced himself as the Lord of Sabbath (vs. 8) – For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath; implying the Sabbath was created as a day of worship to worship Jesus who is both Lord and God.
  4. He enjoined Christians to demonstrate acts of mercy rather than indulge in rituals and sacrifices (vs. 7)But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless; meaning righteousness, can best be observed by acts of love and mercy, rather than observing rituals, sacrifices, or religious ceremonies.
  5. The chapter also introduced readers to a spiritual entity called the ‘strongman’ who hinders children of God from assessing their blessings. Jesus explained that Christians can only possess blessings harbored by the strongman only after they have overcame the strongman.

Prayer

  • Anointing to overpower the strongman, fall on me now in Jesus name.

 

 

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Matthew 13: Commentary on the parable of the Sower

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The parable of the sower is one of the most popular parables by Jesus; its main lessons are:

  1. The word of God cannot prosper in your life, and you cannot grow spiritually unless you understand the word of God. (vs. 19) When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
  1. Followers of Christ will surely face persecutions and turbulences (vs. 21) Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
  1. A new Christian convert needs to be discipled to be rooted in the word of God, otherwise the tribulations and persecutions of the world will cause him to backslide. (vs. 21)Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
  1. You cannot set your affection and interest on Christ and riches at the same time. The desire to acquire wealth stifles Christian growth and development (vs. 22)He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. Choose between Christ or riches.
  1. Those that understand and abide by the word of God shall bear fruits of different depths, dimensions, and degree. vs 23

Prayers

  • Holy Spirit, reveal your word to me.
  • Holy Spirit teach me your word.
  • I cut off the pleasures of sin and deceitfulness of riches in Jesus name.

 

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Bible sermon on Matthew 11

Matthew 11 has two central messages, the necessity for spiritual violence to enter the kingdom of God, and the divine formula for entering divine rest and peace of mind while on earth.

Since the death of John the Baptist in the hands of a sinner, no Christian is permitted to be a gentleman or lady. (vs.12) – And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force

  1. Jesus also spells out the divine formula for overcoming troubles:
  2. Surrender your life to Christ – come unto Christ (vs.28) – Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
  3. Be an evangelist – take His yoke upon youself (vs.28) – Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
  4. Study the word- learn of me (vs.28) – Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

 

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What is divine timing?

Bishop EtukdoBy Bishop A. Etukudo

 

Romans 8:28-30- And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

 

 

  1. God is the Creator of things; He preordained things under time and season.
  2. If you know that everything about your life has been fixed, you will be patient to enter your future.

 

Isaiah 46 vs. 10- Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

 

  1. If you cannot see your future, you will give up on your today.

 

Colossians 1:27Christ in you, the hope of glory.

 

  1. Christ is the hope of glory. If you know God has prepared a glory for you in the future, you will wait for your glory.
  2. Whatever God has ordained for you, whatever God has purposed for you, you will surely walk into it.

 

Ecclesiastes 3:1 -To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

 

  1. Every purpose is tied to time.

 

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

 

  1. Nothing in the eternal present can stop what God has pre-ordained for you in the eternal past.
  2. Joseph’s coat was a coat of many colours; it was not coat of bright colours. There are dull seasons and there are bright seasons in life. If you will wait for your time, God will bring you into your time.

 

Genesis 18:14Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

 

  1. It is at the appointed time that God moves. It does not matter how difficult the situation is presently, when the appointed time comes, God will move on your behalf.
  2. At the appointed time of God, nothing is impossible.
  3. God gave Sarah strength for the appointed time. At the appointed time, God will give you strength to enter into your season.
  4. I pray that the Lord shall usher you into your season in Jesus name
  5. The devil hears about your future and wants to burden your future, but the devil cannot stop your future. Because He that prepared your future is greater than the devil.
  6. You will not die because you have an appointment with destiny.
  7. Whoever is occupying your seat, when it is your time, God will evacuate them in Jesus name.
  8. Before your season comes, remain faithful. David remained faithful to Saul his persecutor.
  9. Learn to forgive people that offended you, on your way to the top.
  10. Hold on to the word.
  11. Don’t give in to your challenges.

 

To enter you season

  1. When your season is close, there will be divine remembrance.
  2. God will remember you and direct your path.
  3. God remembered Sarah

 

Genesis 21 vs. 1-And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

 

  1.  The Lord remembered Hannah

 

1Samuel 1 vs. 19And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before theLord, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the Lord remembered her.

 

  1. When your season is up, no matter the millions around, God will mark you out. There is a book for remembrance.
  2. When your time comes, the radio of heaven will announce you.
  3. Somebody will be restless when it is your own time.
  4. Divine remembrance will give birth to divine visitation., and divine visitation will give birth to divine remembrance.

 

Exodus 3 vs. 7-And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

 

Jeremiah 29 vs. 10- For thus saith the Lord, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.

 

  1. God is a changer of time and seasons. The devil knows your season is close, he wants to stop you but he cannot stop you. God will move you ahead.

 

Daniel 2 vs. 21-And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

 

Ecc 9 vs. 12- For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

 

  1. There is a good season and there is an evil season. There is a need for you to discern your good season.

 

Indicators of your season

  1. Higher level of Holy Spirit activity in your life.

 

Isaiah 35 vs. 10

10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away

 

  1. You cannot enter your season without the Holy Ghost because he is the one that leads you and reveals your new season to you. I pray that you will enter the season you have been praying for. you will not die without entering your season.
  2. There will be a higher intensity to pray. When it was Hannah’s season, God moved her to the sanctuary.

 

Genesis 18 vs. 1-And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;

 

  1. You will be divinely positioned for your season.

When your season is about to come, you will be at the right place at the right time. I pray to God to divinely position you in Jesus name.

  1.  God will give a desperate desire to sow. There is some strategic giving that will usher you into season. When the Lord read your venison, he will show up for you.
  2. You will be desperate for change. If you see yourself desperate for change, it means something good is  about to happen.
  3. You will experience high pressure of challenges.
  4. Anyone that has to be moved to enter your season, God will move them.

 

Psalm 31 vs. 15 My times are in thy hand:

 

  1. God will speak about your season. You will see things in dreams and visions.
  2. Whatever season you are, God is faithful. Your times are in his hands.
  3. Don’t give up on your season, because things will change. God knows what to do in all your season.

 

When your time is come

Psalm 31:15-16 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.

  1. Deliverance will take place
  2. God will cause His name to work in your favour
  3. God will take away shame
  4. God will bring favour into your time
  5. God will usher you to your set season.

 

 

 

 

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Bible study on Matthew 10

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Matthew 10 is a message on the cross, the necessity of every Christian to carry the cross, and rules of service for every evangelist, missionary, servant, or teacher of the gospel. The summary of the rules are as follows:

  1. Disciples of Jesus should preach the gospel, and the central message should be that of repentance and salvation. Sermons should be heaven focused (vs.7)And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

 

  1. Ministers of Christ are empowered to heal the sick and raise the dead (vs.8)Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

 

  1. Ministers are empowered to cast out devils and deliver people from demonic oppression (vs.8)Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

 

  1. Ministers should not commercialize the gospel or place a price tag on healing, deliverance, or salvation (vs.8)Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

 

  1. Salvation is by informed consent. Ministers should not spread the gospel where they are not welcomed (vs.11)And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
  1. Ministers of the gospel should be wise and smart and avoid falling into traps of the ungodly (vs.16)Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

 

  1. Ministers of Christ should be complete gentlemen and ladies, not harming anyone in the course of evangelism (vs.16)Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
  1. Ministers should be watchful and vigilant of haters of the gospel (vs.17)But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;

 

  1. Ministers of the gospel should expect to be hated by the ungodly (vs.22)And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

 

  1. Ministers should not confront persecutors of the gospel, but ‘flee’ from them (vs.23)But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

 

  1. Ministers of Christ should not be ashamed of the gospel (vs.33)But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

 

  1. Ministers should depend on God for financial provision (vs.9, 10) 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

 

  1. Ministers should preach the gospel boldly and openly (vs.27)What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

 

  1. Any Christian who does not minister Christ is an infidel (vs.38)And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

 

  1. Those that support the gospel shall be divinely rewarded (vs. 40, 41&42)40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

 

 

 

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Bible study on Matthew 9

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  1. Matthew 9 further reveals the healing and salvation ministry of Jesus Christ.
  1. He healed the paralytic, (vs.2)And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee;

He healed the woman with the issue of blood for 12 years, (vs.22) – But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour;

He rose the daughter of the king from dead, (vs.25)But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

He also caused the blind men to see, (vs.30) – And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. and the dumb speak again, (vs.33)And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.

  1. Jesus also introduced himself again as the Savior, and friend of sinners. He dined with a crowd of drunkards and sinners. He did not stigmatize nor label them as outcasts. Rather, he announced his ministry to them: ‘ (vs.13)for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
  1. Lastly, he revealed himself as a teacher of the word, preacher of the gospel, and a city/village evangelist. The miracles of Jesus were either preceded or accompanied by teaching of the Word of God, and preaching on repentance from sins.

 

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Biblical advice on parenting

Mummy GOReverend Yvonne Pelemo

The World Overcomers Church, Lagos

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Luke 2 vs. 39-42

39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

 

1.   Psalm 127:3-4  Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

  1. Our children are our gold.
  1. Parents are supposed to be custodians and coaches of their children. If a coach is not firm or principled there is no way his team can win medals.

 

4.   Deuteronomy 6:6-9 : And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

 

  1. Every home should have bible based rules and regulations and children should stand by those rules.

 

  1. How are you praying for your children? How are you shooting them to destiny?

 

  1. Most parents are too busy to take care of their children, but there is no business that you can have that can be greater than your children.

 

  1. Take your children as more than gold. Teach them in the way of the Lord

 

 

 

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How to receive a blessing from God

By Bishop Bisi Bankole

Luke 5 vs. 1-7

And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from thBisie land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.

Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.

And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.

And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.

 

  1. Your connection to Jesus is enough to turn around your life. Your connection with Jesus is enough to give you overflow. Your relationship with Jesus can make anything out of you. Jesus changed the life of Peter from a nobody to a celebrant. The greatest investment in anybody’s life is the word of God. When the word hits you, it will change your life.

 

  1. Any sermon about prosperity will seem contrary to the present economic situation.

 

  1. Nigeria’s economy is in recession, but God’s economy cannot be in recession. Your economy cannot be dictated by Nigeria’s economy. Though you are a Nigeria, your economy is not Nigerian. The Bible says in Job 22 vs. 29: When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up

 

  1. 1 Peter 2 vs. 9: But yeare a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

 

  1. Christianity is a call to be blessed. By the virtue of the word of God, if you are Christian, you are blessed. And that gives you a capacity to overflow. The blessings of God empower a man to overflow. But you have to actualize your overflowing blessings.

 

  1. Galatians 3 vs. 13-14. 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

 

  1. The blessings of God come through Abraham. The moment you are connected to God, you are connected to Abraham’s blessings.

 

  1. Genesis 24 vs. 1. And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.

 

  1. God blessed Abraham in all things. You are in Christ Jesus so that the blessings of Abraham can be yours.

 

  1. 2 Kings 7 vs 1-2: Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of theLord; Thus saith the Lord, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria. Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the Lord would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.

 

  1. Your destiny is your belief. Any good thing you believe God for shall come to pass. Whatever you don’t belief, you will see it happening to people but you will not partake in it. You need to believe, before God can prosper you or before you can prosper, Believe it, think it, speak it, it will come to pass in your life.

 

 

 

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Sermon on the story of Mephibosheth and David

GOBy Reverend Steven Pelemo,

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2 Samuel 9 vs. 1-13

And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?

And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.

And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.

And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.

Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.

Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!

And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

Then the king called to Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said unto him, I have given unto thy master’s son all that pertained to Saul and to all his house.

10 Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master’s son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master’s son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.

11 Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king’s sons.

12 And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth.

13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.

 

  1. David promoted Mephiboseth and made him to eat at the king’s table. Your God will lift up your head from affliction and cause you to live at the palace.
  2. David called Mephiboseth from the desert and bought him to the palace. The Kings of the land shall call you to the palace in Jesus name.
  3. Even when he was about to be promoted, Mephiboseth described himself as a ‘dead dog’. Don’t disqualify yourself for any position from now henceforth because you are connected to Jesus, people who are connected to Jesus from all over the world will show you mercy.
  4. Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan means shame destroyer. Though he was a prince, he became lame and lived in the desert, but his head was eventually lifted up. Shame was eventually destroyed in his life. Every shame in your life shall be destroyed in Jesus name.
  5. Mephiboseth was lame, but that does not remove the fact he was a prince. The fact that you are poor, jobless, or barren now does not remove the fact that you are the son of the high God.
  6. King David gave an instruction that his servants should go and fetch Mephosobeth to the palace. There shall be a call for you in the palace in Jesus name
  7. I see Jesus calling you out of poverty, sickness, marital delay, depression, tenancy, out of sin in Jesus name
  8. You may not have the right qualification, but Jesus will cause you to be favoured. Prepare yourself, there is going to be a change. The King shall call you and there shall be a change in your position. The King will send for you from the palace, expect it and you will receive it
  9. You need to have a connection with Jesus to receive a call from the King.
  10. When you are believing God for something, let the world hear, let your friends hear, let your enemies hear.
  11. The right mindset will pull you out of poverty. Complains will not pull you out.
  12. Make every effort to be connected to Jesus. It is not enough to be a Christian or a church goer. Make every effort to have a personal relationship with Jesus.
  13. If you understand the benefits of living in Christ, you will not dabble in sin. In Christ is life and prosperity. You cannot be stranded anywhere you go.
  14. The King is calling you to the palace just like how King David called Mephibosheth to the palace

 

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Bible study on Matthew 8

1. Matthew 8 introduces us to the three-fold ministry of the Lord Jesus:

  • Ministry of healing
  • Ministry of deliverance
  • Ministry of salvation

  1. Jesus is the Healer.

He healed the leper – vs. 2 –  And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

 

The man sick of palsy (vs.6)And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented;

 

And Peter’s mother sick of fever (vs. 14)And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever.

 

  1. Jesus healed by speaking word of God (vs. 8 and 15) –

8The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.  15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.

 

Jesus did not heal by asking people to drink holy water, asking them to bath in streams, asking them to sow a financial seed for healing, or asking the sick to rub spiritual cream on the body. He simply spoke the word of God that promises healing and the sick were healed.

 

  1. Jesus is the deliverer. He delivered many that were possessed by the devil ( 16) –

16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

 

And (vs. 28) – 28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

 

 

  1. Jesus is the Saviour. He rebuked the stormy wind, and saved his disciples from the drowning ship.

 

  1. You need to speak the word to claim your healing, call on Jesus to deliver you from devils; and pray to Him to save you from the stormy winds threatening to drown you.

Prayer

  • My body hear the word of God, be healed in Jesus name
  • Devils afflicting my life, I cast you out in Jesus name
  • Jesus of Nazareth, save me.

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Commentary on Matthew 12 – Facts about demons

Matthew 12 vs. 43 – 45

43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

Matthew 12 vs. 43 – 45 – gives more spiritual insight into the nature and activities of demon spirits, which are the following:

  1. They can go in and out of a person (vs. 43)When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

 

  1. They walk up and down. They are mobile, not stationary (vs. 43)When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

 

  1. They are parasites; they can’t survive on their own, but have to inhabit a host environment. (vs. 43) – When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

  1. They don’t enjoy being homeless OR not finding a body to inhabit (vs.43) – When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

 

  1. They can be tired, and like to rest in a host environment ( 43) – When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

 

 

  1. They can turn the body of a person into their houses (vs. 44) – Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

 

  1. They can become a landlord or landlady in the body of their host (vs. 44) – Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

 

  1. They find it difficult to possess Christians that are holy (vs. 44) Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

 

  1. They network, they work in unity, and strengthen one another (vs. 44) – Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

 

  1. They recognize a Christian that is holy, and reinforce their strength to attack Christians (vs.45) – Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

 

  1. They are wicked (vs. 45) – Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

 

  1. They have hierarchy (vs. 45) – Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

 

  1. They can stay in a person for a long time; they can occupy a person comfortably (vs. 43)

 

  1. They are destructive (vs. 45)Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

 

  1. They afflict those that are spiritually dry (vs. 45) – Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

Prayers

  • Demons that have become landlords in my body, I cast you out in Jesus name

 

 

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Bible commentary – Matthew 7

Matthew 7 outlines some of the acts of righteousness expected from Christians.

  1. Don’t judge others. Don’t pass judgment on others. Walk out your own salvation first rather than passing something on others – 1Judge not, that ye be not judged
  2. Ask 7Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Present your petitions to God.
  3. Seek 7Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Be persistent and determined when you pray. Use different weapons of warfare.
  4. Knock – 8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Be violent. Don’t take No for an answer. Pray until something happens.
  5. Seek the word – 13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Forsake the world. Making heaven demands sacrifice. Don’t join the crowd to do evil. Stand up for righteousness, even if you are standing alone.
  6. Beware of false prophets. Don’t believe every man that calls himself a man of God. Test the spirit. Test the character. Look out for the fruits of the spirit.
  7. Build your life on the rock. The key to success in life is focusing on God. – 24 –Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

 

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Commentary on Matthew 6: The Lord’s prayer

The Lord’s prayer is a pattern, guide, model and pattern for saying prayer. The Bible does not expect us to restrict our prayers to it, follow these steps to pray according to God’s will.

  1. Our Father which art in heaven – vs. 9

Start your prayers by acknowledging and recognizing the attributes of God, who you are directing your prayers.

  1. Hallowed be thy name – 9

Next step is to Praise God, before presenting any request before him.

  1. Thy kingdom come – 10

Pray for His will first, before your will. Intercede for the kingdom, the church, the ministry, evangelist, the mission work, before you start laying down your needs.

  1. Thy will be done in earth 10

Pray and intercede for holiness and righteousness among all men in the world

  1. Give us this day our daily bread – vs. 11

Now you can start praying for your needs.  Don’t pray for luxuries. Pray for only your daily needs.

 

  1. Forgive us our debt 12

Confess your sins and pray for forgiveness of your sins.

  1. As we forgive our debtors – vs. 12

Don’t pray if you hold bitterness or grudge against anyone, otherwise your prayer will remain unanswered. Forgive those who offend you first before you come to the altar of prayer.

 

  1. Lead us not into temptation – vs. 13

Pray for grace to remain righteous and holy.

 

  1. Deliver us from evil – vs. 13

Resist the devil with prayers to wade off evils.

 

  1. For thine is the kingdom – vs. 13

Conclude your prayers by giving thanks to God, praising and worshiping Him for Who He is and for answered prayers.

 

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Mathew 4: Lessons from the temptation of Jesus

  1. Know the word. You need to feed on the word of God as you feed on food and drinks – Matthew 4 vs. 4 – But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
  2. Act with wisdom. Don’t act foolishly. Your decisions and lifestyles will determine your fate. Even Jesus was taken to safety when Herod wanted to kill him. Matthew 2 vs. 14-15; And Jesus departed from Nazareth in Galilee to Capernaum when He learnt of the arrest of John the Baptist – Matthew 4 vs. 13 – And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:
  3. Christians should avoid idolatry, such as making covenant with Satan in return for status, wealth and positionsMatthew 4 vs. 10 – Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

 

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Bible commentary: Matthew 6

Matthew 6 lists the acts of righteousness expected from Christians;

  1. Giving Alms- Alms should be given to the needy secretly to be rewarded by God, not openly to receive the glory of men – 4That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
  2. Fasting and Praying to God- Personal prayers should be said to God secretly, not in public places; also your prayers should not be repetitive of words you have memorized, but a free expression of your thoughts to God – 7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
  3. Fast secretly- Don’t fast to be recognized by men, but by God. Let no man know you are fasting – 16Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
  4. Seek God First- Seek after the things of the kingdom – 20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
  5. Love God, hate the love of money 24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
  6. Have faith in God, trust Him. Don’t be anxious or apprehensive. Focus on your daily needs – 25 – Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 34 – Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
  7. Seek God first, and He will take care of your needs 33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

 

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Bible commentary: Matthew 3

baptism

  1. Matthew 3 focuses on the ministry of John the Baptist and the necessity of repentance and confession of sins – 3 vs. 2 – And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
  2. Just as the voice of John the Baptist who is the forerunner of Christ cried in the wilderness calling for repentance of sins; the voice of Jesus is now crying in our hearts calling for repentance and confession of sins.
  3. There is a brother and a sister that needs to repent today from the sin of stealing, anger, bitterness, lying, cheating, murder, and sexual perversion.
  4. We are also introduced to water baptism which symbolizes submission to God in repentance
  5. But the ritual of water baptism can no longer save anyone, as John the Baptist himself said baptism of followers of Christ will be by Holy Ghost and fire – 11indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
  6. While anyone can present himself for water baptism, the Holy Ghost and fire of God only baptizes the righteous. Water baptism cannot save anyone from sin.
  7. Have you been baptized by the Holy Ghost?
  8. Lastly, we saw the humility and righteousness of the Lord Jesus who subjected himself to be baptized by John the Baptist. This is in sharp contrast to the spiritual arrogance in contemporary Christianity.

Prayers

Holy Spirit, break me down in Jesus name.

 

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Types of prayer in Bible

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  1. Secret prayer – Matthew 6 vs. 6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
  1. Crying to God – Exodus 3 vs. 9Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

Israelites, JonahJonah 2 vs. 2And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

  1. Making a vowGenesis 28 vs. 2020 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,21 So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the Lordbe my God:22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

Hannah1 Samuel 1 vs. 11And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.

  1. Silent prayer1 Samuel 1 vs. 13Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore, Eli thought she had been drunken.
  1. Prayer of vengeanceJudges 16 vs. 28Samson

Strengthen me, I pray, just this once, O God, that I may with one blow take vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes!

  1. Prayer of enquiryDavid1 Samuel 30 vs. 8And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.
  1. Prayer of judgment2 Kings 1 vs. 10And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
  1. Prayer of sacrificial offerings – 1Kings 3 vs. 4And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.
  1. Prayer of deliveranceEsther 4 vs. 16 – Queen Esther -O, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.
  1. Prayer for mercyJonah 2 vs. 1 – Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish’s belly,
  1. Prayer for divine helpPsalm 121 vs. 2 – I will lift up my eyes to the hills, From where shall my help come? My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
  1. Prayer of decreesJob 22 vs. 28Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
  1. Prayer agreement – Mathew 18 vs.1818 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
  1. Standing on the word – Matthew 8 vs. 8The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
  1. Prayer of dedication1 Kings 8 vs 1- Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the whole assembly of Israel, spread out his hands toward heaven
  1. Morning prayer – Psalm 5 vs. 3My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
  1. Prayer of praisePsalm 8
  1. Prayer of thanksgivingPsalm 34
  1. Prayer without ceasing – Acts 12 vs. 5- So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.

       1Thes 5 vs. 17- Pray without ceasing.

  1. Intercessory prayer – Exodus 32 vs. 11 –And Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?
  1. Midnight prayer- Acts 16 vs 25-And atmidnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God
  1. Prayer to overcome temptation – Matthew 26 vs. 41 – Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak
  1. Prayer of petitionPsalm 20 vs. 4 – Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.
  1. Prayer of repentance – Jonah 3 vs. 5-10 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
  1. Corporate prayer – Act 4 vs. 24 – And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
  1. Prayer in the Holy GhostActs 2 vs. 4 –And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
  1. Prayer of faithJames 5 vs. 15 – And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
  1. Prayer of confessionRoman 10 vs. 9 – That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
  1. Prayer for forgivenessPsalm 51
  1. Prayer for salvation and healingJeremiah 17 vs. 14 – Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

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Benefits of daily prayers

Luke 18 vs. 1And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

What are the lessons from this scripture?

  1. Prayer is a necessity.
  2. Prayer should be present continuous. 24/7.
  3. You cannot over pray. But you can under pray.
  4. Real men are prayer warriors.
  5. If you are struggling with prayers, then you are still a kindergarten, a boy in the kingdom.
  6. Prayer strengthens. You can’t faint on the altar of prayer. The more you pray the stronger you are spiritually.
  7. Prayer is what separates the men from the boys. Prayer is what makes you a victorious Christian.

Prayer

  • Holy spirit, make me a prayer champion in Jesus name.

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Bible study on Matthew 8

  1. Matthew 8 introduces us to the three-fold ministry of the Lord Jesus:
  • Ministry of healing
  • Ministry of deliverance
  • Ministry of salvation
  1. Jesus is the Healer. He healed the leper – 2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.; the man sick of palsy (vs.6)And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented; and Peter’s mother in laid sick of fever (vs. 14)And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever.

 

  1. Jesus healed by speaking word of God (vs. 8 and 15) – 8The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. 15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them. Jesus did not heal by asking people to drink holy water, asking them to bath in streams, asking them to sow a financial seed for healing or asking the sick to rub spiritual cream on the body. He simply spoke the word of God that promised healing and the sick were healed.

  1. Jesus is the Deliverer. He delivered many that were possessed by the devil ( 16) – 16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: and (vs. 28) – 28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

  1. Jesus is the Saviour. He rebuked the stormy wind, and saved his disciples from the drowning ship.
  2. You need to speak the word to claim your healing, call on Jesus to deliver you from devils; and pray to Him to save you from the stormy winds threatening to drown you.

Prayer

  • My body hear the word of God, be healed in Jesus name
  • Devils afflicting my life, I cast you out in Jesus name
  • Jesus of Nazareth, save me now.

Deliverance by the blood of Jesus

Psalm 27 vs. 7 – Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

Psalm 121 vs. 1-2 – I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

  1. The Holy Spirit showed me a revelation on the deliverance power in the blood of Jesus few days ago.
  2. Somehow, I saw myself drowned to the neck level in a muddy ditch. I could not come out by myself. I hoped people passing by will rescue me, but they all looked at me inside the ditch and decided my situation was hopeless. I saw passersbys shook their heads and walked away in conclusion that I could not be rescued from the ditch.
  3. I also saw some of my close relations rushed to the scene. I was happy and hoped they would rescue me. My heart fainted when I also saw them retreated and walked away giving up hope on me, and believing I couldn’t be delivered from the ditch.
  4. Suddenly, I saw that I summoned courage in the muddy ditch where I was drowned and shouted ‘Blood of Jesus’
  5. Immediately after this shout, I was supernaturally pulled out of the ditch and saved from destruction.
  6. The Holy Spirit then gave me the message that when your friends and relations forsake you, when everyone has abandoned you, when all hopes for your deliverance and breakthrough is lost, Jesus will appear and rescue you if you cry to him.

Prayers

  • Blood of Jesus, save me.
  • Blood of Jesus, deliver me
  • Blood of Jesus, heal me.

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Bible commentary: Matthew 1

 

  1. The theme of Matthew 1 is the genealogy and birth of Jesus Christ.
  2. We can see that Jesus descended from a godly ancestry. He is the biological son of David and Abraham. May every ungodly ancestry in our lives/past be cut off in Jesus name
  3. The greatest lessons or messages of the chapter lies in the names of son of God: He was revealed as Jesus in Matthew 1 vs. 21 – And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins and Emmanuel in Matthew 1 vs. 23 – Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
  4. Jesus means Saviour, from sins. There is no founder of any religion that was foretold or proclaimed himself as being able to save man from his sins.
  5. Emmanuel means God with us. As such, Jesus is God in human flesh.
  6. Jesus is the only man that ever lived that did not inherit the sin of Adam which brought destruction to the world; though he is a descendant of Abraham, his ‘biological’ father was the Holy Ghost through which he was conceived. Joseph was really his adopted father because he never knew Mary.
  7. Jesus is able to save man from sin because he was not born a sinner. No other religion could save from sin because their founders were born of flesh and blood, inherited sin and are sinful themselves.
  8. The key lesson of Mathew 1 is that anytime you call on Jesus, you are calling God and Saviour.

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Mathew 5: Bible on how to get to heaven

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your father which is in heaven is perfectMatthew 5 vs. 48

  1. Religiosity: You can’t make heaven by being religious. You need to be related to God by faith – Matthew 5 vs. 20 – For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
  2. Anger: Don’t be angry without a cause – Matthew 5 vs. 22But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
  3. Abusive: Let no uncouth, insultive or abusive words come out of your mouth. Don’t curse, don’t abuse, don’t say you are a fool – Matthew 5 vs. 22But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
  4. Lust: If you lust in heart after a woman, you are in danger of losing heaven – Matthew 5 vs. 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
  1. Adultery: If you divorce a man or woman unless on the ground of adultery, you have committed adultery – Matthew 5 vs. 32But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
  2. Integrity: Be straightforward. Be a man of integrity – Matthew 5 vs. 37But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
  3. Vengeance: Don’t take revenge – Matthew 5 vs. 40And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.
  4. Love everyone, both friends and foesMatthew 5 vs. 46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
  5. Be perfectMatthew 5 vs. 48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
  6. Repent and be saved: Repent ye and be saved-Mathew 3 vs 2

 

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Qualifications to enter heaven

 

Romans 3 vs. 23 – For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Revelation 21 vs. 27 – And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

  1. The Lord showed me vision of heaven few days ago.
  2. I saw people queuing at the gate of heaven desiring to enter heaven, and I also saw angelic gate keepers screening people into heaven.
  3. I noticed people on the queue were being asked just a simple question. I noticed people on the queue were being interrogated one by one. The answer to the question and response to the interrogation determines whether the person would be allowed to enter heaven or not.
  4. The simple question people were being asked is: Did you commit any sin on earth before you died that you did not confess or repent of? The issue the gatekeepers of heaven were interested in knowing is unconfessed sins the person committed while on earth.
  5. I was surprised people were not being asked how long they have been Christians, the denomination of church they attended, their role in the church, their race or parentage.
  6. The only question being asked by the gatekeepers is: What sins did you commit on earth that you did not confess before you died?
  7. I woke up and the Holy Spirit gave me a simple message that the qualification to heaven is not your denomination or church but righteousness and holiness. The only disqualification to heaven is unconfessed sin.

Prayers

  • I destroy the strongholds of sin in my life in Jesus name
  • Holy Spirit, separate me from sin in the Jesus name.
  • Holy spirit, prepare me for heaven in Jesus name

 

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Mathew 4: Temptation of Jesus: lessons and commentary

 

  1. You need to feed on the word of God as you feed on food and drinks – Matthew 4 vs. 4 – But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
  2. Act with wisdom. Don’t act foolishly. Your decisions and lifestyles will determine your fate. Even Jesus was taken to safety when Herod wanted to kill him. Matthew 2 vs. 14-15; And Jesus departed from Nazareth in Galilee to Capernaum when He learnt of the arrest of John the Baptist – Matthew 4 vs. 13 – And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim
  3. Christians should avoid idolatry, such as making covenant with Satan in return for status, wealth and positions – Matthew 4 vs. 10 – Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

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