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RELEASE YOUR BEST

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  By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts” (Zech 4:6) Read: Zech 4:5-7

zechIn Ecclesiastes 10:5-7, we read that it is an abnormal thing for princes to trek and servants to ride on horses. To ride on horse back is to make unusual progress. In a few days, a small and fragile church of 120 members moved to a super mega church of 8,120 congregation. When you ride on horse back, your progress could be in excess.

This was what Pastor Peter’s church experienced in Acts 5:12-14. The raw power of God was released and it manifested in signs, wonders, and continuous church growth. This was not the effort of the apostles but God in action. Zechariah 4:6 says, “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts”.

If you learn to play your part so well in any partnership that involves God and man, God will take up His part. How He does His, depends on how you do yours. It will also be determined by His mercy. But one thing is sure: the day that He says it is no longer by your power but by His Spirit, you should jubilate because from that time you will make effortless progress. Many believers do not get to experience such progress because they have not exhausted what they should do for the Kingdom.

Peter delivered his most anointed sermons and God gave him a commensurate harvest. If you cannot give God your best effort, He will not give you His best harvest. If Peter had preached dry sermons at the feast of Pentecost, he might have earned a beating, not a soul. Preacher, as long as you keep dishing out those dry, flesh-baked messages, you can never get God’s best.

Some believers have become too fixed in their offerings. Some cannot go above a particular amount. As long as you reserve the best, God reserves His too. It is greed and spiritual covetousness to sow your least or little and expect a bountiful harvest. You are a thief! Remember God will always use the same container you gave with to return your harvest.

Do you truly want to move to the era of effortless progress? Do you want God to take over your battle as He did to Israel in Exodus 14:14? Then bring out your best effort, gift, prayer, worship, thanksgiving and give it to Him today. It is in your power. It is a choice only you can make.

Some have not given their best because they have not taken time to determine it.

Christmas party prayers

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Prayers

  1. Spirit of God, take over my soul in Jesus name.
  2. My divine helpers, remember me this Christmas.
  3. Spirit of merriment, visit my house this Christmas.
  4. Joy of Christmas, consume my sorrows in Jesus name.
  5. Jesus of Nazareth, give me a Christmas gift in Jesus name
  6. My Christmas gifts manifest in Jesus name.
  7. Holy Spirit, arrest my body, arrest my soul, arrest my spirit in Jesus name

 

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EFFECTS OF POLYGAMY

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  By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15)

Read: 1 Kings 11:1-10

polyThe polygamous home is anything but peaceful. Because polygamy is the contrivance of man, borne out of fleshly lusts, it negates God’s original plan of bringing a man and a woman together to become one (Matthew 19:3-9). Polygamy is one satanic medium of turning the home that was designed to be Heaven on earth into a war zone. Selfishness and self-centeredness are regular features in such homes. Polygamous homes are prone to in-house strife, quarrels, suspicion, division, envy, murder, etc.

God cannot be the author of polygamy when all its characteristics negate God’s glorious plans for the family. Whether you are a public or private polygamist, you are a bad role model. Parents are supposed to show good examples to their children and wards, but a polygamist by his action is making a statement that it is right to be a polygamist. Children of polygamists will require God’s grace not to be one.

Several broken homes can be traced to polygamy, which has become a silent breeding ground for rape, armed robbery, hired assassins, prostitution, ritual murders, etc. Some of these were rife in the polygamous home of king David. Polygamy steals the heart of the polygamist from God.

The numerous wives of king Solomon turned him from serving the Almighty God into serving several idols. Solomon became a devotee of the idols his numerous wives served (1 Kings 11:1-5). Any public or private polygamist can be sure that his heart is far flung from God. The polygamist is separated from God. It is a mark of greed and covetousness not to be faithful to one partner.

Find out, the one who says one wife is not enough and takes a second wife, will still be seeing a third, or fourth or more women outside. Polygamy is only an excuse to be loose. If you look at the polygamist, you will find greed manifesting in other areas of his life. The polygamist lays a foundation for his children to have broken marriages in the future. The church must eradicate both public and private polygamy. You have a part to play in this. Are you married? Remain faithful to your partner.

If you are married to an individual, you have accepted his or her God. Polygamy turned king Solomon into the greatest idolater of his time.

Babatope Babalobi @ 50: An Autobiography

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Family background

December 6, 1966 was a beautiful Tuesday; somewhere in Mubi, Adamawa state, Nigeria, Pa Samuel Ogunsure Falobi and Deaconess Janet Olufunmilayo Falobi, from Iwoye Ijesa, Oriade Local Government, Osun State, Nigeria, joyously welcomed a child into the world. I was the fifth child in a family of eight, the third son.

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I come from a closely knit, monogamous, middle class family where Christian virtues is held in high premium. My father was a Teacher by profession but also had a passion for evangelism and missionary. He was a strong member of The Apostolic Church, and always established a branch of the church in every of his duty stations, if none existed. He was also a very strict disciplinarian, and humanitarian. My mother, who celebrated her 80th birthday last May, also retired as a Teacher, and now a Trader. She holds the distinction of being the first female Local Government Councilor in the then Ife/Ijesa (now Osun East) senatorial district, a position she occupied as far back as 1991.  She is a Deaconess of The Apostolic Church and Choir mistress in the church, for over a decade.

 

I was named Babatope Oluwarotimi Ebenezer Fiyinfolu Ayinla; which give praises to God Almighty, as my mother was involved in a car accident when she was pregnant of me, and I was born while she was still recuperating in the hospital from a fractured leg.   Out of these names, I love Oluwarotimi most, though I am not well known by this name. Ebenezer is a Biblical name, taken from 1 Samuel 7 vs 12: “Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us”.  During my teenage years, I adopted the nickname, ‘Ebino Topsy’, but this nickname has since been rebranded ‘Baba Ebino’ by my close friends.

 

Education

I attended several primary and secondary schools because my father’s job as an Inspector of Education always caused him to be transferred across the Northern states, before he relocated to the South in 1974. My primary education commenced in at Bolari Primary School, Gombe, Gombe state, Northern Nigeria, which explains my fluency in the Hausa language; and later Saint Mathew Primary School, Ijebu Ijesa, Osun state, when my parents resettled home in 1974. During my secondary education, I attended Ijebu Ijesa Grammar School, Ijebu Ijesa, between 1977-1978; transferred to African Church Grammar School (ACGS), Ilesa where I sat for the West Africa Schools Certificate Examination in 1982.  I was Library Prefect at ACGS, in 1981. After secondary education, I proceeded to Ilesa Grammar School, Ilesa for the Higher School Certificate (HSC)/Advanced (A) levels, in English Literature, Government, and Economics, between 1982-1984.

 

A notable skill that is found in my family is the skill to write and this trait enabled me to gain admission to the prestigious Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos, Akoka in 1984, which I consider a privilege. I graduated with a BSc Mass Communication (Print Journalism) in 1987 and returned to UNILAG for a Masters in Environmental Management between 2010-2012. Presently, I am pursuing a Doctorate at the highly-rated University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom in Health, hoping to graduate by 2018.

 

Professional career

My career has spanned over the past three decades in different sectors which include me being a journalist, politician, civil society activist, development worker, Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) consultant, Christian blogger, and online bible teacher and preacher.

 

I believe my greatest talent is writing and I have a love for journalism, though I did not pursue a career in journalism upon graduation in 1987. Previously, as an undergraduate, I served as Editor in Chief of the Faculty of Social Science Students (SOSSA) magazine, as well as a member of UNILAG’s Editorial committee. I also did all my vacation jobs in the defunct National Concord newspapers working as a Judicial reporter but occasionally venturing into other beats. Upon graduation, I was posted to Gulf Oil (now Chevron Oil) for my National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) where I served as Public Relations Officer. Imbued with an entrepreneurial spirit, I published Campus People, Nigeria’s Inter-campus news magazine between 1988-1991 serving as its Publisher/Editor in Chief, but was it rested due to financial constraints.

 

Due to my preference to be self-employed, I have held only few full-time employments; some of which include:

  • Senior Client Executive of Imprint Communications – 1993
  • Assistant Consultant, Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund (PTF), Osun state managed by Shelter Communications 1998-1999
  • Institutional Development Specialist of the USAID financed Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) Programme in Ebonyi state. September 2013 – May 2015
  • Senior Sanitation Reform Expert of the European Union financed Water Supply and Sanitation Reform programme Phase III (WSSSRP III) in Ekiti, Adamawa, and Plateau states between June 2015 and May 2016.

 

I founded Bread of Life Development Foundation (BLF) www.blfng.org in 2001, as a national water supply and sanitation advocacy non-governmental organization and I have since been the Executive Director.

 

Over the years, I have worked as a water supply, sanitation and hygiene journalist, activist, and advocate; as well as a Consultant on urban and sanitation reforms, utility management, policy development, and institutional development to several development partners, government agencies, and bodies such as Water Aid, European Union, UNICEF, World Bank, Federal Ministry of Environment/UNDP, Federal Ministry of Water Resources/World Bank, United Kingdom based GRM International, and other International bodies. All these have been through God’s grace and favour.

 

Additionally, I have presented professional and academic papers and posters on water supply, sanitation and hygiene issues at various International conferences including the World Water Forum, Mexico 2006, France 2012, and South Korea 2015; World Water Week in Stockholm 2001, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2015; International Dry Toilet Conference, Tampere Finland, 2012 and 2015; and the African Sanitation and Hygiene conference, Kigali, Rwanda 2012, and Dakar, Senegal 2015.  I was a finalist, (one of the only three from Africa, and the only one from Nigeria) of the World Water Prize at the World Water Forum in Mexico, 2006.

 

Another privileged experience I had, was to be fully sponsored to participate in high level meetings in Senegal, Ghana, Liberia, Niger, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, India, Nepal, Sweden, Finland, Germany, France, U.S.A., and Mexico.

 

 

Professional leadership positions

In 2008, I was the Project Coordinator of a European Union funded consultancy that undertook comprehensive Organizational, Technical, Financial and Commercial Reviews of Osun State Water Corporation (OSWC) and Osun State Environmental Protection Agency (OSEPA) including private sector participation assessment as well as proposition of restructuring options. I was the Team Leader of ‘Project Reach’– Reaching the Urban Poor with Water and Sanitation Services programme, implemented in 22 small towns, Anambra State, Nigeria between 2009-2010, supported by European Union Water Supply and Sanitation Reform Programme Phase 1 (WSSSRP I).

 

I had the distinction of being the Sole Consultant that developed Water supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) policies for five states in Nigeria – Kaduna, Ogun, Lagos (working draft), Cross River and Osun states. I also participated in the review of WASH policies of four other states- Ebonyi, Enugu, Adamawa, and Ekiti under programmes financed by the USAID, EU and World Bank/Federal Government of Nigeria respectively 2008-2015.

 

I have been a member of the National Steering Committee, Country Water Partnership Nigeria, the highest multi stakeholder WASH platform Nigeria; founding Coordinator of the Civil Society Against Water Privatization in Nigeria (CISCAWP), now defunct; National Trustee of the Society for Water and Sanitation (since 2009), the umbrella network for all WASH non-governmental organizations in Nigeria; the National Chairman of the Water and Sanitation Media Network (since 2006), the umbrella network for all WASH journalists in Nigeria; and I previously served as the pioneer General Secretary of the West Africa Water and Sanitation Journalists Network – (between 2011-2013) – www.washjournalists.wordpress.com – a regional network of WASH Journalists in 14 countries.

 

I have been the Editor of eWASH- www.assemblyonline.info Nigeria’s only WASH blog- since 2001; and was the Producer of ‘Access to WASH’, www.youtube.com/washjournalists –  a weekly radio programme on WASH issues in Lagos state, aired on Radio 1, 103.5 FM every Tuesdays at 4.30pm in 2013.

 

Political career

I have a heart for partisan politics, but have tactically stepped aside because of the murky nature of partisan politics in Nigeria. During my undergraduate days, I was elected Public Relations Officer of University of Lagos Students Union (ULSU) 1985/66, noted for its strident criticism and protested policies perceived by the ULSU to be against the interest of not only the students’ community but the Nigerian people. The Justice Mustapha Akanbi panel that investigated the 1986 nationwide Ahmadu Bello University student’s riots recommended my rustication for one year, but this was reversed due to a swift protest by UNILAG students. I was an aspirant for the defunct United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP) for the Osun State House of Assembly in Oriade Local Government, Nigeria in 1996.

 

Over the years, I worked as an aide to various public officers. Some of these appointments include: Special (Assistant) Information to Chairman, Oriade Local Government, Osun State, 1993; Press Secretary to Chairman, Somolu Local Government, Lagos State- in that same capacity, Chairman of the Local Government’s Special Duties Committee, 1996; Personal Assistant to Hon. Commissioner for Water Resources, Osun State, 2007; Personal Press Secretary to Federal Minister for Transport and Aviation, 1993; Chief Press Secretary to President of the Senate, 2000-2001.

 

Recently, I founded the Movement for Revolutionary Change (MRC) as a political pressure group but its activities are yet to gather steam. I regard Late Aminu Kano of the defunct Peoples Redemption Party as my political hero, because of his ‘talakawa’ (pro poor) tendencies, though I was never close to him. I will describe myself as a believer in the Nigerian dream based on political liberalism and social welfarism, but flirted with Marxism during my undergraduate days.

 

Walking with God

By His grace, I was born into a Christian family, and grew up under the Pentecostal teachings of The Apostolic Church, Iwoye Ijesa. I have spent my adult years as a member of The World Overcomers Church, Abule Egba, Lagos, which I joined shortly after I became a born again Christian in 1996, and I received the baptism of the Holy Ghost shortly afterwards.

 

I manage an online Christian blog called Save the World, www.christonline.wordpress.com influenced by a divine ministration in 2001 to ‘set the captives free and give sight to the blind’.   Save the World uses various new media platforms to spread the gospel, through which I have published over 4000 Christian articles, about 150 video sermons via www.youtube.com/babalobi  since its launch in 2007.

 

I have also published two Christian books- ‘220 Names of God’ and ‘Power Over the Serpent’; the later chronicles the story of my healing, and deliverance from sin, sicknesses, and satanic afflictions. My unpublished books include: Qualities of Christian Leaders, Bible sermons, Daily devotionals, Breakthrough prayers, Commentary on Book of Mathew, Commentary on Book of Saint Mark, and Evangelist’s manual.

 

Social

Being an introvert, I have few friends and I don’t belong to any social club outside the church. I have never finished a stick of cigarette or a cup of beer and as a principle, I avoid all alcoholic drinks.  My hobbies are walking, watching football, watching news channels, praying, and using the computer/internet especially social media to teach and preach the gospel.

 

Family

I married Bukola Babalobi nee Falore, on August 3, 1996 and God has blessed me with a successful marriage, happy family, and peaceful home. Our marriage is blessed with four God-fearing and excellent children. My father has been the greatest influence in my life, and have imbibed some of his traits including sacrificial honesty, humanitarianism, kindness, flair for evangelism, missionary spirit, passionate commitment to education, radicalism, independent mindedness, and humility. I rechristened/modified my biological surname; FALOBI to BABALOBI in 1997, (so that my surname would glorify God). The former surname means a child of ‘Ifa’, which is the idol god of wisdom in Yoruba ethnic group of Nigeria. While alive, my paternal grandfather was an ‘Ifa’ Priest and Head of ‘Ogboni’ cult in Ijesa land; and my paternal grandmother was a ‘Sango’ (god of thunder) Priestess, before her miraculous conversion to Christianity.  Babalobi, my adulthood surname, means ‘a child of God’.

 

My testimony

As I celebrate my 50th birthday today, I can boldly say that it has totally been God all the way and I am most grateful to Him especially for the grace of salvation, covenant prosperity, as well as divine protection, guidance, and promotion. I am a happy, satisfied and fulfilled man. I am also thankful to God in anticipation of the next phase of the victorious and glorious life, and divine destiny He has ahead of me, for it is written in Job 36 vs 11: If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures

 

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Psalm 90 vs 12 : Teach us to number our days…..

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Remember to say a word of prayer and sing a song of thanksgiving for me and my family as I celebrate my 50th birthday today…Babatope Babalobi

 

 

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BENEFITS OF HIS WITNESSES

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  By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead” (Acts 10:41)

Read: Acts 10:39-41

acts-10“Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen. That ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me” (Isaiah 43:10).

God has called you to be His witness. To what extent are you His witness? There are several benefits accruing to those who are God’s faithful witnesses. God gives power to His witnesses. In Acts 1:8 , God promises to give the disciples power so that they can be His witnesses – true representatives.

After the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost in Acts chapter two, they spoke in tongues. That was just a sign and they were filled with power. Yet God waited for them to be witnesses of Jesus before they could walk in the miraculous. Today, so many believers are baptized in the Holy Ghost and speak in tongues. Nothing more. They feel as empty as ever.

They often wonder what happened to the power God promised, or whether it has stopped with the Early Church. The power has been deposited in you the day you were baptized in the Holy Spirit. But until you use the key of evangelism (witnessing) to open the door, you may never see signs, wonders and the miraculous which the early church experienced.

Many who claim to be spirit-filled cannot cure a headache or cast out a demon. Of what use is the Holy Ghost baptism then? God never has witnesses without empowering them (Rev 11:3). If you die without releasing the power of the Holy Spirit inside you, you will give account at the judgement seat of Christ.

Being a witness is the missing link in the level of obedience many believers have manifested. 2 Corinthians 13:1 says if two or three witnesses agree on a thing, it is settled. One reason some agreement prayers have defied all efforts is because the evangelism ingredient which should open the doorway to the supernatural so that the blessing of synergy can be released, is usually missing.

If you want the agreement prayers between you and your spouse or fellow members to be more effective, become His witness. Also, in Acts 10:41, we see that the witnesses are chosen by God and as a result qualify to be given special revelations. What God will not reveal to others, He will expose to His witnesses. Hebrews 12:1 says it is God’s witnesses that are in Heaven.

Heaven has no accommodation for non- witnesses. Are you His witness? You can start by being born again. Then declare Jesus to others and lead them to Christ.

Father, let all the benefits of being Christ’s witness manifest in my life.

What is the purpose and essence of Christmas?

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Essence of Christmas

For God so loved the word that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting lifeJohn 3 vs 16

 

  1. Jesus gave his life; your Christmas celebration will not be complete if you don’t give your life to Jesus this season. As a matter of fact, this is the most important thing you should do.
  2. Jesus gave his life, remember to lessen the burden of someone this season. Give a gift to a widow, orphan, stranger, or a poor family.
  3. Jesus gave his life, remember to honour your parents this season. Give them a precious gift and make them happy for bringing you to the world.
  4. Jesus gave his life, remember to appreciate your Pastors this season. They labour over you in prayers and counselling throughout the year, and all we tell them is ‘God bless you’. I will be happy if someone chooses to be used by God to bless me this season.
  5. Jesus gave his life, remember your children this Christmas. Their Christmas clothes must manifest in Jesus name.
  6. Jesus gave his life, remember to appreciate your spouse this season. Buy him or her a merry xmas gift.
  7. Jesus gave his life, if you are privileged to have a good boss, remember to appreciate him. This is a sure way of keeping your job and getting promoted in the workplace before next Christmas. Bosses should also remember to give their workers Christmas packages as deemed fit.

 

Receive your Christmas blessings in Jesus name

 

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SAINT OR SINNER?

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  By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not” (Romans 7:18)

Read: Romans 7:18-25

learning-to-lean-on-jesus-33-638“Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep” (Rom 12:15). Not everyone who appears to rejoice with you over an accomplishment or promotion is sincere. Infact, many people mean the exact opposite of their good wishes. It is only in the Kingdom of God you can have those who would genuinely rejoice with you. If you claim to belong to God’s Kingdom and still find it difficult to rejoice at the rise or elevation of others, the law of sin is still very strong in your life.

Even among relatives, you have several foes who pretend to be sheep. A brother established a big thriving business. Because he was not on ground he asked a female relative to head the place. Under her were some managers. Over a period, the managers connived with some of the workers and stole huge sums of money. One day, he brought in some men of God and recounted his ordeal.

By this time, the organization had almost grounded to a halt. While they were discussing, his sister came in. Immediately, the Lord spoke to one of the pastors that she was not clean but part of the problem. He found it difficult to convey the message to him because the brother said if not for his sister, the company would have closed down completely. So they prayed and left.

Months later, one of the pastors came again to the brother’s company. Another manager had just bolted with several millions. While there, the brother’s relative started to cry and the brother was consoling her. Once again, the Lord made the pastor to know that she was not sincere. So they began to pray.

Not long after, it was revealed that this relative was in partnership with the other staff, and was out to ruin her brother. Although she pretended to go by public transport, she like some others, had bought big cars and acquired things from her brother’s sweat. She also used charms to manipulate both her brother and his company. This Muslim relative the brother thought was a saint was the devil eating him up and he had been thanking and paying her for it.

Every devourer pretending to be a friend shall be exposed to you. Do not hire the person you cannot control. Ask God to flush out all your internal enemies. Any relative pulling you down must be shown the way out!

Thank God for adding another year to Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye. Ask God for greater grace, wisdom, patience and love so she can be a mother to millions of believers across the globe.

End of the year prayers: O earth swallow my battles, vomit my blessings

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Jeremiah 22 vs 29: O land, land, land, hear the word of the LORD!

  1. O land, hear the word of the Lord, swallow my battles in Jesus name
  2. O earth hear the word of the Lord, swallow my troubles in Jesus name
  3. O December hear the word of the Lord, swallow my afflictions in Jesus name
  4. O day hear the word of the Lord swallow my sicknesses in Jesus name
  5.  O earth, hear the word of the Lord, swallow my poverty in Jesus name
  6. O earth, hear the word of the Lord, vomit my marriage, husband, job, baby in Jesus name
  7. O earth hear the word of the Lord, vomit my money in Jesus name

 

 

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What is the true essence of Christmas?

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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 the sins.

In the next couple of weeks, Christians will mark the birthday of Jesus Christ, on what is popularly known as Christmas day. What is the significance of Christmas?

Jesus is the essence of Christmas, as a matter of fact, the word Christmas is a derivation of the word ‘Christ’. If we are celebrating Christmas, it is therefore important to know and believe in the person after whom the day was named.

As shown in the biblical passage above, Jesus Christ came on a salvage mission, to save mankind from their sins. Christmas should therefore be a time for repentance for those who have not accepted God’s plan of salvation for mankind, and a time for sober reflection and rededication for those all those that have accepted the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Jesus was born about 2007 years ago to save you from your sins. The good news is that his salvation programme did not end 2007 years ago. He is still alive ready to save you from your sins. God has given a grace of 2007 years for anyone willing to be saved to come unto him. As Christmas rolls in, it should be a time of remembrance of Gods plan of salvation.

If you do not have Christ in your life, then you be celebrating Christmas without the presence of the Celebrant in your life.

The essence of Christmas is therefore to accept Christ, the celebrant into your life and invite him to dine with you for the rest of your life. The good news is that there is a greater Christmas in heaven, a Christmas whose celebration do not end in a day. Only the redeemed can participate in this everlasting Christmas.

To register your name as a redeemed, repent of your sins, accept Jesus Christ as your Lord, and live a life of complete holiness. Make this confession:

Jesus Christ, I welcome you to my life as this Christmas, I accept God’s plan of salvation through you and accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Come into me and rule me in Jesus name i pray. (Amen).

 

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ACTING ON THE WORD

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  By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed” (James 1:25)

Read: James 1:22-25

doerer-of-the-wordWhen a gift or service is backed up by sacrifice, its value increases. In 2 Samuel 23:14-17, king David made a very expensive request. He asked for water which could cost the lives of his men. Yet they risked their lives and got it and returned it to him. How the value of that water soared! In like manner, the King of kings is thirsty, not just for ordinary water but for a specific, costly water.

To meet His request, you may have to risk your life – make a sacrifice that could cost all you have! How ready are you to make necessary sacrifice capable of enhancing the value of your gift, service or commitment? In the same vein, your prayer effort can be modified depending on the level of sacrifice involved.

For instance, at the Garden of Gethsemane, our Lord Jesus Christ prayed. It could have just been one of His regular prayers. But his prayer effort was so intense, sacrificial and hot that his sweat became as thick as blood. Once again, value was added to the form of His prayer. How do you pray? How intense is your prayer life?

A look at the lives of these outstanding mighty men of king David reveals certain qualities that would be present in everyone who would satisfy the deepest longing of the King of kings. The truth is, not every believer is ready to pay the price even when they can. The first quality noticeable in the lives of these three men, is that those who will satisfy Christ’s deepest longings must be men and women of action. James 1:22 says we must be doers of the Word.

There are many hearers but very few doers. Some hundreds of people heard David express his desire for special water, yet only three moved into action. There are many believers who hear the needs of the church being announced and they are in a position to help, yet they never do so. When a need is expressed, it is to give you an opportunity to be blessed. If you fail to respond, you are only blocking your way.

Can you see the needs in your church? What have you done about them? Have you seen the unannounced need in the life of your pastor or members of the church? What have you done about it? It is time to rise and meet the needs of the Most High.

If you find it difficult to obey God’s word, heaven cannot retain you among those who will satisfy the deepest needs of the King of kings.

Early morning prayer points

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Isaiah 3 vs 10: Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them, For they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

  1. I refuse to eat out of the evil of today in Jesus name.
  2. The pestilence of today, shall not come near me in JESUS NAME.
  3. The terrors of today shall not be my portion in Jesus name.
  4. Evil arrows of today, pass over me in Jesus name
  5. Plagues of today, pass over me in Jesus name
  6. Goodness and mercy pursue me today in Jesus name

 

 

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THE FIRST

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  By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept” (1 Cor 15:20)

Read: 1 Corinthians 15:20-23

resurrection-of-christ“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept” (1 Cor 15:20). Jesus Christ is called Alpha because He is first in everything. He is the first to resurrect from the dead. He is first so that you can be first. If you are anything but first in your academics or secular endeavors, it could be because you have not been introduced to The First.

Do you know it is your Kingdom right to be first? Jesus became The First so that you can be first in every good thing. From today, you shall be the head. You shall move up from where you have been, and become the head – the first among your colleagues. One way to enter and occupy that reserved space in leadership, is to carefully listen and completely obey what Jesus the Head says. You cannot be disobedient to the First and expect to be first.

Also, make Him first in every area of your life. Colossians 1:18 says Jesus is Head and First so that He can have pre-eminence. Does He have control over your life? As long as He is not the Lord of your life, you cannot take a seat in the space of leadership He has reserved for you.

Genesis 1:1, says “In the beginning, God…” Whenever you are starting anything, make sure you start with Him. Start your business, home and career with Him. Let Him be the foundation of all you do. He is the best foundation you can ever find (1 Cor 3:11). Take Him as your confidant because He is a friend that is closer than your brother, spouse or parent. Share all your challenges first with Him.

Moreover, according to Matthew 6:33, seek Him first. That means making Him your life’s treasure hunt. Search for Him with all your heart. Seek Him daily. Set time apart just to seek Him. As you do so this year, He will take you up to occupy that headship space He has reserved for you.

When you occupy that position, struggling stops. With little efforts, you will be making expedited progress. It is a place of power. Everything subject to the Head will be subject to you. You will decree and He will personally supervise its manifestation. This year, let your focus be how you can occupy this position in Christ. When there, your future is guaranteed!

Never share your plan or secret with anyone until you have shared them with the First.

How to hear directly from God

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How to hear from God

  1. Be in a quiet place. God is not a Noisemaker, and you may not hear within the multitude of noises. Separate yourself in godly hotel or mountain.
  2. Praise God. Worship him quietly with hymns and songs. Don’t be in a hurry to end the worship. Make it qualitative. Afterwards as you lie down to sleep or rest, He will most likely speak to you.
  3. Request that He speaks to you. If you earnestly ask Him to speak to you, He will most certainly give you a word or revelation.
  4. Be sensitive. God does not speak through visions or revelations alone. He speaks through other Saints, through the Bible, or through the Church. He may send a message to you directly or indirectly through someone else. It may even be through a Television or Radio sermon.
  5. Be still in His presence. Don’t leave the altar of prayer in a hurry. Once you have asked in prayer, be expectant to receive an answer.
  6. He often speaks through dreams and visions. But don’t allow yourself to be deceived by the devil. Godly dreams are very short, biblical, positive, and straightforward. Satanic dreams are long, fearful, story like, and negative.
  7. Lastly, God can speak to you by remaining silence. If you don’t hear from God after you have done all this, then He has in a way answeImage result for hear from godred. Silence is an answer. It means you should be patient, or He does not approve of your plans, or He has answered you before but you stubbornly refused to take the answer, or your hands are unclean as such He can’t speak to you.
  8. However, if you are not his child, then you can’t possibly hear from Him. Would you decide to start a relationship with him today?

 

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How to control and overcome anger: Kill anger before it kills you!

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Ephesians 4 vs 26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.

 Ecclesiastics 7 vs 9:Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

How to overcome Anger By Evangelist Steve Kayode Pelemo, World Overcomers Church, Lagos, Nigeria

  1. Angry people are fools.
  2. Do not get angry in a hurry.
  3. Allow yourself to be cheated.
  4. Don’t allow your anger to sleep over with you to the next day.
  5. The solution to the problem that is making you get angry, is not to get angry.
  6. You need wisdom to avoid anger
  7. You need wisdom to resolve what makes you angry.
  8. Learn how to turn what wants to make you angry into a joke or laughter.
  9. Diffuse anger with a smile. When you are really, really angry, just SMILE.
  10. People can always justify why they are angry.
  11. Control your anger.
  12. Do not release contrary words when you are angry.
  13. If you know the effect of anger, you will not allow yourself to become angry.
  14. Anger kills, anger destroys, and anger is the root cause of some terrible diseases like High blood pressure, Hypertension, and heart attack.
  15. Several people have lost their jobs because of anger.
  16. Several ladies have lost their husbands because of anger.
  17. Several men have ruined their marriages because of anger.
  18. Several people have lost several blessings because of anger.
  19. Anger can cause people not to reach their promised land like the case of Biblical Moses, who allowed anger to overcome him.
  20. Anger destroys the future. The future of several people have been destroyed through anger.
  21. Kill anger, before it kills you.
  22. You may not be able to overcome the spirit of anger overnight. Continue to work on yourself daily until you overcome it.
  23. Use the word of God to overcome your anger. Meditate on the word of God when you are angry.
  24. Anger can be positive, and you need to direct it correctly.
  25. You are only permitted to get angry at the devil.
  26. Direct or turn your anger into prayers. This is what is called positive anger.
  27. Drop every hanging issue that provokes you to become angry.
  28. Every hanging angry issue must disappear in Jesus name.

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Prophetic prayers and messages for the new month

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Job 38 vs 12: Have you commanded the morning since thy days, and cause the dawn to know its place?

  1. December, you are the crowning glory of this year, you shall crown my work this year with glory and honour in Jesus name
  2. December, you are the month that ushers in a new year, you shall usher in good things for me in Jesus name.
  3. December, you are the month that rounds up of the year, I command you to round up my promotion and deliver it to me in Jesus name.
  4. December, you are the most celebrated month of the year, this month I shall not mourn in Jesus name.
  5. December, you are the month of festivities, this month my house shall be a beehive of festivities in Jesus name.
  6. December, you are the month with the highest travels; the road, sea, or air shall not consume me in Jesus name.
  7. December, you are the month that gave birth to my saviour and messiah, this month I shall be saved from every battles of life in Jesus name.
  8. December, you are the month people shout ‘Merry Christmas’, my life shall be merry al the 31days of this month in Jesus name.
  9. December, you are the month that brings in a ‘Happy new year’, this month I shall be happy and joyous in Jesus name.
  10. December, open your month and vomit my blessings in Jesus name

 

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Sermon and prayer points for divine acceleration

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   By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 1:14)

Read: Acts 4:1-4

graceWhile some are trekking, others are riding on horse back. To ride is to make unusual progress. What took place on the day of Pentecost is an example of riding on horse back. After the ascension of Jesus, Peter went into his shell. He could not boast of a convert from 10 sermons.

All he could do was join the others in the upper room praying. Then Pentecost came. The Holy Spirit came to earth and the feast of Pentecost was disrupted. With one sermon, the congregation of Pastor Peter increased from 120 to 3,120 (Acts 2:41). That is unusual progress. Imagine 3000 souls won and added to your present church congregation in one day. For many churches, that will be a good problem.

There may be no space, chairs, speakers, lights or even workers and ministers to accommodate such a crowd. The kind of progress that so exceeds your capacity or container to the extent that you have to immediately design larger ones is unusual progress. From now on, that will be your portion in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ.

Riding on horse back also means galloping progress. Pastor Peter’s church was faced with severe challenges of counselling, discipline, ushering, and visiting the new comers. Even to collect offering in each meeting was such a challenge. Then he preached another sermon. Who sent him?

Suddenly, the congregation moved from 3,120 to 8,120 in one day. In just a few days, a small church of 120 people had become a super mega church of 8120. That is unusual progress! For a reader of this Devotional, the Lord is opening to you an unusual door. The transformation you are about to witness will be so sharp, and extensive that you will think you are dreaming for quite some time. When the Lord fulfils His Word in your life, be thankful to Him, testify of it and move on to a higher level of commitment to Him. Unusual progress is your portion.

The time has come for you to stop trekking. It is time to ride on horse back. From today, everything responsible for trekking in your life, family, ministry, or academics will be dealt with. Every spirit assigned from hell to stop you from riding on horse back shall be paralysed. It is your turn. It is your time. God is behind you. Take time to worship God for your next level of blessings.

According to Ephesians 3:20, You who can do far beyond my requests, cause me to experience progress far beyond my dreams and wishes in Jesus’ Name.

THE FALSE WITNESS

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Memorise: “I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God “ (Isaiah 43:12)

Read: Isaiah 43:8-12

7-gifts-of-holy-spirit-lg“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Are you born again? If yes, congratulations! You have been called to be a witness unto Jesus. According to the above scripture, it is only witnesses that qualify for the power of the Holy Spirit.

In other words, the reason God empowered you with His Spirit is so that you can become an effective, faithful witness unto Him. If you are not winning souls to Christ, you defeat your calling and frustrate the grace of God upon your life. If you are truly a child of God, why would you not be concerned over what your Father is concerned about? The complacent believer is not only foolish but also wicked. It takes wickedness to see someone you know heading for the pit and not warn him.

Proverbs 14:25 says your ability to deliver the souls of perishing men and women marks you out as a faithful witness. Since you were born again, how many converts have you made? How many of those converts are doing well spiritually and on their way to heaven?

It is either you are a faithful witness or you are a false witness. There is no middle ground! If you are a liar or involved in anything fraudulent, you are a false witness. Deuteronomy 19:18 says the one who lies or deliberately misrepresents his brother is a false witness. Are you falsifying or cooking up misleading stories about someone so that he can be sacked, and you can benefit from that sack?

You are a false witness. If you cannot declare the whole counsel of God’s Word, you are a false witness. If the anointing of God upon your life and ministry is not producing souls for the Kingdom of God, you are a false witness. If your character contradicts the nine-fold fruit of the Spirit, you are a false witness. If your life-style is leading people astray, or people cannot copy your ways and get to Heaven, it is because you are a false witness.

Proverbs 21:28 says a false witness shall be destroyed. If your life does not convict sinners and point them to Jesus Christ, you are a false witness. Check your life today. In what ways have you been a false witness? Repent before it is too late.

If the power of the Holy Spirit is not evident in your life and ministry, it could be because you are not His witness.

DIFFERENT PRINCIPLES

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Memorise: “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith” (Romans 12:6)

Read: Romans 12:13-16

bornThe principles of the Kingdom and that of the world are opposites. For instance, you may need to wait in God’s presence before making any effort, but to the world, that is waste of time. Influential people may take God’s place in the world. Beloved, hold tight to the principles of the Kingdom because they work always.

When you have waited patiently in his presence, He knows how to take you far above the heights or mountains your colleagues are trying to climb. By the time they succeed in climbing the first mountain, you would already be on your seventh. This was Peter’s experience. This is so because the wisdom of the world differs from that of the Kingdom of God. Hence, Paul says, “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory” (1 Cor 2:7). The world will call you a fool when you follow the path of this highest wisdom.

Before you preach that sermon, or appoint your ministers, wait on Him. He knows those who will be pillars or caterpillars to your ministry. Many churches are in ruins today because the senior pastor refused to follow God’s wisdom. Nehemiah 8:10 says those in the Kingdom derive strength from the joy of the Lord, not from mind blowing substances like hard drugs or alcohol. Attitudes also differ as obtainable from both kingdoms.

In the world, you are expected to comfort the sad and sorrowful. But Romans 12:15 says you should weep with those who are weeping. If your brother is sad and you too are sad on same account, the sorrow is shared into two and it becomes easier to bear. Anyone who can cause you sorrow must be approached with the Gospel so that the fellow could be saved and the sorrow prevented. We are also expected to rejoice with those who rejoice.

It is only members of this Kingdom who can genuinely rejoice with you when something good happens to you. Each time you get promoted in your place of work, most of those who are saying congratulations in your presence will be saying something else behind you. Don’t be deceived. You cannot trust the fair speeches of those who are not part of God’s Kingdom. Have you been following these principles? Ask God for grace to apply them daily from today.

The principles you live by determine which Kingdom you belong to – whether heavenly or earthly.

QUALIFYING YOUR GIFTS

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Memorise: “Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 15:26)

Read: Acts 15:25-26

menAccording to Ephesians 5:26, water is a type of the word. In 2 Samuel 23:14-17, David who was in a hideout requested for the water from the well by the gate of Bethlehem instead of one from the enemy’s territory. As pastors and leaders, the quality of God’s word that is dished to members during each meeting should be of the highest quality, oven-fresh, sizzling and garnished with Holy Ghost spices. There is a hunger in the heart of every genuinely born again Christian.

If you are able to satisfy that hunger, not by acrobatics and worldly eloquence and philosophy, but by the sincere milk of the word backed by the Holy Spirit, they will stay. There will be no need for them to seek water elsewhere. But if you present them with dry, stale and cold dishes, expect member migration to other assemblies. What are you doing to improve the quality of your church services to ensure everything members encounter in your assembly helps to promote their growth?

Another significant thing about David and his mighty men here is that after he declared his need for the water at Bethlehem, and some brave men risked their lives and brought the water to him, he saw it as the blood of these men and rather offered the water to the Lord. Water was offered but it was being taken as blood. What does this mean?

A gift that is offered can change form depending on the prevailing conditions under which it was offered. The eventual value of a gift is a function of the level of sacrifice put into it. Because the three men risked their lives to bring that water to David, its value suddenly shot up, and was rated in the same class with blood – the value of a man.

Any gift you present to God without some risk or sacrifice automatically devalues. For instance, if you have N100 million and you offer N1 million to God, its worth may be reduced to N10,000 or even less because no real risk was involved. If you endangered your life or family to be able to raise N500 and you offer it to God, its value automatically could be up to N1 million to God.

Stop devaluing your gifts! Ensure the element of risk or sacrifice is ever present in any gift you present to the Lord from today. Sacrifice is a positive qualifier and value raiser. Employ it always. Paul and Barnabas always included this ingredient of sacrifice.

Always blend your offerings with spices of sacrifice. Great dividends will follow.

Be the Best

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Memorise: “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature” (Col 1:15)

Read: Colossians 1:15-18

jesus-imageWhile instructing John the Beloved to write to the seven churches in Asia, the Lord Jesus introduced Himself to him as the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last (Revelation 1:11). Jesus is Alpha – that is the First.

He is first in everything. In Revelation 1:5, He is called the First begotten of the dead. He is the first to rise from the dead and continues to live forever. Nobody else has achieved this feat after Him.

No wonder in Hebrews 1:6, when He was sent into the world, He came as the first begotten and all angels were compelled to worship Him. He was also the first born of Mary (Matthew 1:25). Romans 8:29 says, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first born among many brethren”. He is the firstborn of the church, hence He is the head of His body- the Body of Christ.

‘Who is the image of the invisible God, the first born of every creature” (Col 1:15). In verse 17, it says He comes first before all things. Among all of God’s creatures, Jesus is first. And that is why He has pre-eminence. How does the title, The first, benefit us today? He is Alpha – the first so that He can have the pre-eminence. He is first so that He can be on top and above all. Without Him, nothing works.

He is First so that you can be the head, like Him. He is the Head. If you are connected to The Head, you cannot be tail. In Deuteronomy 28:13, He promises that if only you can completely listen to and obey the First – The Head, He will make sure you are not only the head but permanently the head. Headship is an opening – a vacancy created and reserved in the Head – Jesus Christ.

Once He makes you to occupy that space, you will see yourself reflecting His Headship in every area of your life. That was where He put Adam before the fall. But the moment he decided to do it his own way, Adam lost his seat in Christ and he became tail. God has reserved a place for you in Christ. It is a position of permanent headship.

You can be head and first in your academics, in all competitions you participate in You can be head in ministry. You can be head in wealth, progress, and fruitfulness. Many believers are yet to occupy that reserved space. Ask God to help you to occupy your rightful space in Christ from today.

Lord Jesus, because you are the First, make me first in every good thing.

Sermon on godly wisdom

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Memorise: “By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone” (Proverb 25:15)

Read: Colossians 4:1-6

Naaman’s pride stood between him and his healing. Seeing that the prophet failed to meet his expectations, he left in anger. He was on his way to his land. Pride is a terrible thing. It is some kind of blindfold that veils the mind of its host. Naaman was ready to waste all his efforts just because of ego.Image result

Thank God for good advisers. But for his servants, Naaman would have died a leper. One way they could get his attention and have him to change his mind, was in their approach. Approach is very important in communication. You may have the right answer but if you do not carefully select your approach, it will be turned down, and you will not achieve your desired objective.

In many superior-subordinate relationships, where subordinates come up with great ideas to positively affect that organization, family or ministry, poor approach has been largely responsible for rejection.

How do you advise your leader, husband or pastor? If you cannot get that leader to buy your wonderful suggestion, you are not only using the wrong approach, you may also be a bad subordinate.

One reason some husbands refuse to take their wives’ advice is because of wrong approach. If you make that leader feel that he or she is a block head and that you are the only one who has sense, your advice may never be required, no matter how good it is.

If you are always trying to impose your opinions on your head or leader, it will be rebuffed. When you advise your leader, leave him or her to take the decision. It is your leader that will be accountable concerning the assignment given to him, so allow the fellow to take the decision.

It is very wrong for subordinates to fight or gang up against their leader because he refused to take their suggestions. He is not bound to take it. Even if he takes the decision and it back-fires, he will learn in the process. Never gang up against him or you may have God to contend with. If you have good advice on a pressing issue, first pray about it.

Ask God for wisdom – preferably when that head or leader is in a good mood, humbly present it to the fellow as a suggestion that occurred to you which he may need to give some thought. Afterwards, pray for help to do his will on the matter. Ask for grace to be a good subordinate.

Approach is a platter on which ideas are served. If it is clean, the idea will be accepted. But if it is dirty, no matter the delicacy on it, it will be rejected.

Bible on godly and wise counsel

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Memorise: “Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning” (Prov 9:9)

Read: Ruth 3:1-6

How did Ruth move into her new level of breakthrough? She received good counsel from her mother-in-law. Proverbs 20:18 says, “Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war”. When you are about to embark on an important journey, project or decision, good advice will be required for success.

The quality of your preparation will depend on how good your advisers are. If your advisers are ungodly, they will lead you astray with their advice.

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They will ask you to do things that violate the Word of God. Of all counsellors, there is none as good as the Wonderful Counsellor (Isaiah 9:6). His knowledge is so vast that there is no area He cannot advise you on. If you want the best of counsels, go to Jesus Christ.

Proverbs 12:15 says it is wisdom to receive good advice. Are you already wise? Proverbs 9:9 says if you receive wise instruction, you will be wiser. Proverbs 1:8 says if you are truly a child of God, you will keep His instructions. An adage says, even if a child has as many clothes as an elder, he cannot have as many rags as the elder.

 

When counsel comes from someone older than you, take it into consideration, not minding his level of education or other limitations. In any case, there is nobody older than the One called the Ancient of Days (Daniel 7:9).

 

In Proverbs 11:24-25, the scripture says if you want to be fat, be liberal. To the modern man, that does not make sense, hence most people including Christians are tight-fisted today.

 

Some years ago, I went to visit one of our pastors. I expected that he would entertain me with at least a bottle of coke. Then, it sold for five kobo. Meanwhile, I had a gift for him worth 100 kobo.

 

After we exchanged pleasantries, I took my seat. Instead of offering something, he kept greeting me and I greeted in return. Shocked at his level of stinginess, I greeted him and left with the cash gift I had planned to give to him. On the way, I stopped by a petrol station, bought two bottles of coke at 10 kobo and pocketed the change. God still withdraws big blessings from those who fail to release the little in their hands.

 

Do you take godly counsels? Or are you too big to be counselled by God-fearing leaders? Some pastors and leaders stopped taking counsels the day they were elevated in their place of work or ministry. Never shun good, godly and God- glorifying counsel!

Ask God to show you the little things you are ignoring that can rob you of His greater blessings. Attend to them now!

Sermon on lying: Is lying a sin?

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Memorise: “A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies” (Prov 14:5)

Read: Revelation 1:4-6

“And from Jesus Christ who is the faithful witness, and the first-begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood” (Rev 1:5).

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From the above scripture, Jesus Christ is not calling us to be what He is not. He is calling us to be His witnesses because He is the Faithful Witness. God does not want you to be just a witness but a faithful one at that. Being a witness means you are sitting on the fence: you are capable of being influenced either way.

Many witnesses have become false witnesses. When some witnesses are offered incentives, they change their story and switch over to the opposing camp. Around us today are many false witnesses. Who is a false witness? Proverbs 6:19 says a false witness is a liar. If you claim to be born again but still engage in lies, you are a false witness.

A liar is a child of Satan, his or her ministerial position notwithstanding. If you are still telling lies you are no longer representing the One who chose you to be His witness. You have moved camp.

“A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies” (Prov 14:5 ). One thing that amazes me today is the ease with which leaders tell lies and engage in deceit.

Those days, after we were born again, we were afraid to lie. When someone lies in a delicate or volatile situation, one would understand even though the situation cannot turn a lie from being what it is. But you would see leaders lying about things that do not threaten them. They do not take care to ensure whatever comes out of their mouth is the truth. There is little or no commitment to truth.

To worsen this, believers lie and call it ‘wisdom’. No, a lie is not wisdom but foolishness. One reason many will find themselves in eternal hell is because of lies (Rev 21:8; 22:15). No liar will make it to Heaven. Do you love making up stories? You are on a hell-bound bus. In John 14:6, Jesus says He is the Truth. In other words, He is Truth personified. How can Jesus be the epitome of truth and you want to represent Him through lies? Repent. Stop lying. Restitute over the lies you have told and make your ways right before God. You can be a true witness.

Every lie you tell makes eternal reservations for you in hell.

Bible principles of success and prosperity

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Memorise: “Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD” (Obad 4)

Read: Obadiah 1- 4

Heavenly principles are different from earthly ones. If you want to succeed in the Kingdom race, you must be conversant with Kingdom principles. For instance, Luke 6:38 says you may not be given until you give. That thing you are requesting may be delayed because you have failed to give what you should.

Giving in the Kingdom precedes receiving. If you fail to give, don’t expect to receive or you will be acting on pure greed. Nothing comes without a basis. Giving is the basis for which God gives to you. If you do not give, Heaven has no reason to give to you.

Proverbs 11:24 says if you want to increase, first scatter what you have. But if you follow the worldly way by holding tight to what you have, you will suddenly discover that everything has disappeared and you are more impoverished. According to this Kingdom principle, except a corn of wheat falls on the ground and dies, it remains alone.

Until you scatter, you may have to battle with loneliness for a long time. If you want shoes, give out some shoes. Progress in God’s Kingdom is far different from progress in the world. To progress in the world, you need to run, walk, jump, struggle, connect with those in authority who can assist.Image result

But Isaiah 40:28-31 says to progress in the Kingdom, you need to wait on the Lord. If you know this principle, you will realize that you can achieve more by spending more time with God before any attempt.

When last did you wait on the Lord? When last did you set yourself apart just to worship Him, and thank Him without making any fresh request? The greatest blessings are for worshippers. Another Kingdom principle is that if you want God to exalt or promote you, do not go about trying to make unnecessary impressions, but humble yourself.

The extent you want to rise should be the extent of your descent. Humility is strength. You don’t lose anything by being humble. In fact, it is the proud who loses. The humble retains everything he has and gains more.

Today, even Christian leaders are fighting for recognition. A senior pastor got to one of the parishes in his charge one day and met the parish pastor preaching. Because the parish pastor did not abandon the Word, come downstairs to usher him into the church, not long after, he removed him from heading the parish. Is that what Christ taught? To be successful, stick with Kingdom principles!

Search the scriptures, identify and adopt Kingdom principles to regulate your daily living.

Sermon: Power in the Word of God

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                                               By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
 Memorise: “That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word” (Eph 5:26)

Read: 2 Samuel 23:14-17

Today’s reading has some beautiful truths we can learn from. David was in a hide out and the Philistine soldiers cordoned off the place. Then he became thirsty. He could have asked his soldiers to get him water from the neighbourhood, but he expressed his thirst for the water from a particular well by the gate of Bethlehem. One would wonder: why the water from that gate? Afterall, is water not the same everywhere?

Water is a symbol of the Word of God. Ephesians 5:26 says, “That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word”. James 3:11-12 mentioned three types of water – sweet, bitter, and salty water.

In every church, a type of water is being served. If it is sweet, it will endear members to drink it and be cleansed. If it is bitter, it may repel members. If it is salty, it may affect the taste glands of the drinkers. Whether sweet, bitter or salty, the Word of God must be taken.Image result

“How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth” (Ps 119:103). God’s words are sweet hence God commands you to hear them (Ps 141:6). Some believers have never tasted the sweetness in God’s Word. Your spiritual level or placement determines how you taste God’s Word. For instance, if you hunger and thirst after God’s Word so much, even the bitter (unpleasant) aspects will taste sweet to you (Prov 27:7).

This means that if you find God’s Word unappealing to your taste, it is because you are not hungry. When God’s Word appears bitter or uninteresting to you, you need to spend more time with it. Leave other things and just be alone – you and your Bible. Study it for hours and study it regularly. Over a period of time, your bitter taste buds will taste something sweet. When you get to the level when the Word of God is sweeter than honey to you, it will become your greatest companion.

You will find that grace is available to obey it, no matter how difficult, even when everyone else is complaining. When His Words are sweet to you, it will affect your relationship with Him. When those Words come out of your mouth as a decree, they will be established. On the other hand, some believers only obey the convenient aspects of the Word. This is wrong! The Word must be obeyed in its entirety. How is the Word tasting today?

Father, make your Word taste like honey in my mouth from today.

Sermon on new beginning by Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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  By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise” (Job 5:12)

Read: Job 5:12-16

Jesus Christ is the Alpha. That means He is the Beginning. Being the Beginning, He can give you a fresh start where you thought all hope was lost. He can also help you start something new or take on new challenges. Another implication of being the Beginning is that He knows everything that is about to start, and therefore ensures no new evil comes to you. Being the Beginning,

He has control over every new thing – good or bad. He watches the hearts and discussions of men and spirits to know if there is any plan against His children. Job 5:12 says, “He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise”. Whenever the wicked gather, He is present.

He knows all their thoughts and plans. And when He finds out that the new plan is against His own, He will frustrate the plan or the planners. Every fresh device of the enemy against you shall be disappointed this season in Jesus’ Name.

Knowing The Beginning insures you against new disappointments, attacks, diseases, failures and death. Every new weapon or strategy against you this year shall fail. Why? The Beginning will make sure they do not start. New things can only start when The Beginning allows them to.Image result

All fresh plans of your enemies in the office shall fail. In Isaiah 43:18-19, God says you should not allow your past to hinder the beautiful things coming ahead. He says He will do a new thing. Why? Because He is The Beginning – the Alpha. Just as He makes sure no fresh evil plan against you succeeds, so also does He cause positive new things to come to you. In this vein, He looks at good thoughts and fresh blessings that are being planned in different parts of the world and begins to direct them to those He loves.

This year, just walk in obedience to Him. Love Him with all your heart and worship Him. You can be assured that good things are on the way. Fresh blessings are coming your way. Some blessings are mint – fresh while some are fairly-used (tokunbo). God promises you mint – fresh blessings. They are coming. Believe and receive them today. Your mint – fresh package is on the way.

Father, disappoint every fresh plan of the enemies against my life, and destiny

Commentary on Mark 15: the Wages of Sin is Death

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Mark 15 vs. 33- At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.

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What is darkness?

  1. Failures.
  2. Disappointments.
  3. Poverty.
  4. Sudden death.
  5. Sickness.
  6. Stagnancy.

What does this darkness signify?

  1. Darkness signifies sin caused by murder of an innocent man.
  2. Darkness represents the absence of the glory of God caused by the death of Jesus.
  3. Darkness represents the reign of Satan through evil committed by the crucifixion of Jesus.

What lessons can we learn from this incident?

Is there darkness in your family, House, Business or life?

  1. There may be darkness in your life if you have committed a sin just like Pharisees and Sadducees.
  2. There may be darkness in your life if you entered into a covenant with Satan and invited him to your life.
  3. There may be darkness in your life if you have committed evil wickedness or iniquities in the past.
  4. There may be darkness in your life if you have turned your back to God. If you have refused to read the Bible this is the light of the world or failed to pray to God.

How to overcome all forms of darkness

  1. Surrender your life to Jesus.
  2. Become born again.
  3. Read the Bible daily.
  4. Pray always.
  5. Live in Holiness.
  6. Resist the Devil.

 

Prayer

Darknesses in my life, clear away in Jesus name.

 

 

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Mark 16: Soul winning, commandment of Jesus

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Mark 16 vs. 15- He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.

  1. The last wish of Jesus before He left the world is that his disciples should embark on soul winning.
  2. It is often said that the last wish of a man must be respected.
  3. Are you respecting the last request of Jesus?
  4. The prayer request of Jesus is for you to evangelize. Instead of answering this simple prayer request, we bombard Jesus with our prayer requests daily NOT knowing Jesus may not answer our request unless we answer his own request.

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GO –   This is a commandment not an optional instruction.

 

YE –   Jesus is talking to you. The commandment is for you.

 

INTO – Move. You cannot WIN a soul unless you take a step.

 

THE – Preach to THE blind, THE lame, THE rich, THE poor, THE young, THE old, THE sinners etc.

 

WORLD – Go to every nation, every continent, town, city and village. Salvation is for all.

 

AND – You need to do something.

 

PREACH – Tell them about the adamic sin inherited by  all men and salvation plan of God through Jesus.

 

GOSPEL – Your message must be based and rooted on the word of God, which is the Bible.

 

EVERY – The gospel is for everybody.

 

CREATURE – God does not discriminate on basis of gender, race, age, on language. Gospel is for everyone.

 

 

 

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Christian sermons and prayers: Overcoming evil gatemen

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You gates of this new month, open by fire in Jesus name

Deliverance sermons and prayers

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And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gateIsaiah 28 vs. 6

Every physical being either animate or inanimate has a physical gate. The gate to the body is the mouth, every house or office has a gate, and every street has an entrance that serves as the gate, when you are entering a town, there is usually a port of entrance and that is the city gate, and the sea port and airports are gates to the nation..

In most cases, every Physical Gate is manned by a power. The lips and tongues are soldiers guarding entrance into the mouth; the security officer/Gate man is the power that monitors entrance into a house or office, the burglary proof is the power that monitors entrance a room, and immigration…

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Church growth: Strategies and principles

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  Commentary on Mark 6: Gospel as a Business

Jesus gave several instructions and guidelines for those called to minister the gospel. If we adhere to these simple instructions a lot of confusion taking place in ministry will be avoided.

Alone

(vs.7) – Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.

  1. Ministry is a team work; you can’t do it.

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 (vs. 7) Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.

  1. If you are truly called, you will be divinely empowered

 

(vs. 7) – Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.

  1. Don’t call yourself to a ministry if Jesus has not called you

 

(vs. 8) – These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff — no bread, no bag, no money in your belts.

  1. Don’t look or depend on your members for financial provision. Don’t over burden your members with request for money to sponsor the gospel. Focus on soul winning and God will focus on providing your finances

 

(vs. 11) – And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them.”

  1. Don’t force anyone to hear the gospel. Salvation is voluntary.

 

(vs. 8-9) – 8 these were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff — no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. 9 Wear sandals but not an extra tunic

  1. Don’t be materialistic; you don’t need all the equipment or instruments in the whole world to preach the gospel

 

(vs. 12) – They went out and preached that people should repent.

  1. Your primary first message should be salvation, and repentance from sin

 

(vs. 13) – They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.

  1. Your secondary message should be deliverance.

 

(vs. 13) – They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.

  1. Your tertiary message should be healing

 

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Commentary on Mark 14: Meaning of Holy Communion

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 Mark 14 vs. 22-24

 22 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.” 

 23 Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, and they all drank from it.

24 “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them.

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What is the essence of Holy Communion?

  1. Fellowship with Christ.
  2. Unity with Christ.
  3. Covenant with Christ.
  4. Inheritance of the virtues of Christ.
  5. Empowerment in Christ.
  6. Replication of Christ.
  7. Forgiveness of sins.
  8. Newness in Christ.
  9. Acceptance of the gospel of Christ.
  10. Dedication to Christ.
  11. The end of all rituals.
  12. Cancellation of all mosaic laws.
  13. Sanctification in Christ.
  14. Receive of spiritual blessings.

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Commentary on Mark 13:  How to be saved

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Mark 13 vs. 13- All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

  1. You need to deny yourself food, and endure hunger to be saved.
  2. You need to avoid worldliness, and endure on the altar of prayer to be saved.
  3. You need to avoid business deals, bribery and corruption, and endure in honesty to be saved.
  4. You need to carry the cross, endure the mockery, and ridicule of men to be saved.
  5. You need to deny yourself watching wordily movies, listening to ungodly music, and endure the reproach of men to be saved.Image result
  6. You need to endure in faith, even when your prayer requests are not being answered to be saved.
  7. You need to do the work of an evangelist, missionary, and endure the persecution of anti – Christ to be saved.
  8. You need to resist the devil, and endure satanic attacks to be saved.
  9. You need to resist sexual temptation, sin and endure the hardship of Joseph in order to be saved.
  10. You need to pursue your divine mission, and endure the attacks of the enemy to be saved.

 

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Bible sermon:  What is sacrificial giving?

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Mark 12 vs.  41-44

41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.

42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny.  

43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.

44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything — all she had to live on.”

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What is sacrificial offering?

  1. Sacrificial offering is NOT giving any sum of money into the offering basket- Mark 12 vs. 41- Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury.

 

  1. Sacrificial offering is NOT putting large amount of money into the offering basket- Mark 12 vs. 41- Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.

 

  1. Sacrificial offering is putting ALL your income including the income for your daily needs into the offering basket- Mark 12 vs. 44- They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything — all she had to live on.”

 

  1. If someone has 100 dollars in his account and gives an offering of $10, $20 or $30 dollars he has not given sacrificially.

 

  1. If someone has $1000 in his account and gives an offering of $100, $200 or even $900 dollars to God, He has not given sacrificially.

 

  1. If someone has $100 in his account and gives ALL the $100 into the offering basket, the person has given an sacrificial offering.

 

Why should  we give a sacrificial offering?

 

  1. To challenge God concerning a prayer request.
  2. To fulfil a vow.
  3. For thanksgiving
  4. When what you have at hand is not enough, to provoke divine provision.
  5. To pay a first fruit
  6. To make a covenant with God
  7. To give a normal offering.

 

Prayer

I shall not be stingy towards God in Jesus name.

 

 

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Do demons exists? What does the Bible say on demons and spirits?

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One of the key highlights of Mark 5 is that it gives more insight into the nature and activities of demon spirits.

What does the Bible say about demons?

  • They destroy destinies- diverting their victims from comfort to tombs and cemetery.(Mark 5 vs.2), And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, May every cemetery spirit assigned against you be cut off in Jesus name.

 

  • They are violent-(Mark 5 vs. 3), Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains

 

  • And spread the spirit of insanity (Mark 5 vs. 4), Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. I cast out every arrow of madness fired against you in Jesus name.

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  • They afflict and oppress their victims(Mark 5 vs. 5). 6  And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.Let every spirits oppressing your life be roasted by fire in Jesus name.

 

  • They know and fear Jesus; and recognize his authority over them(Mark 5 vs. 6-7). But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him. I cast out every demon spirit in my life in Jesus name.

 

  • They have names. –(Mark 5 vs. 9)- I And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. Holy Spirit reveals the demons assigned against my life in Jesus name.

 

  • They possess people in hundreds and thousands. A person can be possessed by two thousand demons at the same time.- (Mark 5 vs.13)- 3 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.

 

  • They bow in Jesus name. (Mark 5 vs. 13) And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.I arrest every demon spirit in my life in Jesus name.

 

  • They can come in and out of a person. (Mark 5 vs. 13) –And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the seaEvery windows, doors, and ladder demons are climbing to enter my life be blocked by the blood of Jesus.

 

  • They are destructive. They destroy their victims.(Mark 5 vs. 13) –And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the seaDemons assigned to destroy me; I destroy you in Jesus name.

 

  • They had to be cast out to another habitation(Mark 5 vs. 13)And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea. Demon spirit oppressing my life, I cast you to the sea in Jesus name.
  • Deliverance returns the colourful destiny of a man. (Mark 5 vs. 15)1And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid

 

  • A person can be delivered from demons. (Mark 5 vs. 20) 20 And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.Deliver me o Lord from every demonic attack

 

Prayers

Deliver me o Lord, and restore my destiny.

 

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Commentary on Mark 7: What does Jesus mean by they worship me in vain?

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Mark 7 vs. 7-8

7 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.’  

8 You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.” 

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  1. One of the lessons in Mark 7 is that anyone who follows Church doctrines rather than the commandments of God as contained in the Bible should not be regarded as a Christian.

 

  1. This implies that every doctrine of the Church should be based on the Bible. Any practice, rules of worship, or instructions passed by the Church that is contrary to the Bible is evidently satanic.

 

  1. It will be a tragedy to spend our whole life in Church worshiping God in error.

 

  1. It will be a tragedy to spend the whole life observing church doctrines and end up in hell.

 

  1. May we not worship God in vain in Jesus name.

 

  1. Don’t be tied to a Church simply because that is your family place of worship. You need to critically examine the doctrines of the Church to be sure they conform with the Scriptures, otherwise ran out of the Church today.

 

  1. Your salvation is more critical that emotional, family, ethnic, or tribal ties to any ungodly Church.
  2. The chapter also lists evils that defile a man as:
  • Evil thoughts
  • Adultery
  • Fornication
  • Murder
  • Thefts
  • Covetousness
  • Wickedness
  • Deceit
  • Lasciviousness
  • Evil Eye
  • Blasphemy
  • Pride
  • Foolishness

Prayers

 

  1. Power of God, cut me off from every satanic church in Jesus name.
  2. I shall not worship God in vain in Jesus name.
  3. I arrest my heart for Christ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Commentary on Matthew 21 -Cleansing the temple

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  1.  One of the highlights of Matthew 21 is how Jesus chased out traders from the temple overthrowing their seats in the process.
  2. Just as the temple of God was desecrated in the times of Jesus, the contemporary church has also been largely desecrated.
  3. Several churches in the modern day, have been turned to business centers by commercial preachers who sell Holy water, Anointing oils, and Holy handkerchiefs to unwary members; and burden them with ceaseless requests for offerings, often diverted for personal aggrandizement.
  4. In several places, spiritual traders have taken over the solemn office of Pastors, Priests, Bishops and Reverends; the gospel has been commercialized with a price tag for the highest bidder.
  5. In several places, money chargers in Bishops cloaks have taken over the pulpit, amassing fortunes in the name of Jesus and trading the souls of men for a crowd of spiritual customers looking for mmiracles like instant coffee.
  6.  Just like in the days of Jesus, political plunderers of our common patrimony now occupy the front rows in churches, as the biggest thieves of public and private wealth are those honoured with the front seats.
  7. Like Jesus, we must rise up to physically and spiritually cast our spiritual traders and businesses men from our churches; we must overthrow them from their front seats, expose, and chase out our common criminals out of the church.
  8. We must pray to reinstate holiness, piety, humility, commonality, brotherliness, humanism, and righteousness to the church.

 

Prayers

Fire of God, purify our spiritual and physical temples in Jesus name

 

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Commentary on Mark 8 vs 36: Meaning of what shall it profit a man?

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Mark 8 vs. 36 – What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world, and lose his soul?

This is one of the most important verses in the Bible. The simple questions Jesus is asking you and I today are:

  1. What shall it profit an athlete to win the Olympic gold and hell up as a champion in hell?
  1. What does it profit a man to be named one of the richest men on earth, and end up spending eternity in agony?
  1. What does it profit a man to be a super star on earth, a Hollywood, Bollywood or Nollywood celebrity, and end up as a cast away in hell?Image result
  1. What does it profit a man to have high sounding titles on earth- Emeritus Professor, Archbishop, High Chief, Otunba, Igwe, Honourable, Executive Chairman, National Co-ordinator, Fellow, Distinguished Senator, Hounorable, Fellow, Pastor, Prophet, Apostle, Group Managing Director, Chartered Accountant, Expert, Chancellor, President, Chief Executive Officer, Ambassador etc……. and end up a commoner in the eternity of hell?
  1. What does it profit a man to indulge in illicit lust with an harem of women on earth, and end up in the hands of demons in hell?
  1. What does it profit a man to live in a mansion on earth, and end up in torment in hell?
  1. What does it profit a man to enjoy the pleasure of sin for 80, 90, 100 years on this earth, and be afflicted by the torment of sin for eternity?

Prayer

  1. Holy Spirit, deliver me from sin
  2. Jesus of Nazareth save my household today
  3. Fire of God kill my flesh in Jesus name
  4. Jesus of Nazareth, do what you have to do to make me make heaven

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Commentary on Mark 4: Faith in the storms of life

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Mark 4 vs 36-40

36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.

37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.

38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?

  1. One of the remarkable occurrences in Mark 4 is that Jesus also sleeps.
  2. Jesus and his disciples were on a ship on the high sea, a great storm faced the ship, the ship was almost drowning, the disciples were afraid of sinking with the ship but Jesus slept off.

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What lessons can we learn from this encounter?

  1. Jesus, though a God in human flesh, behaved completely like a human being.
  2. This incident emphasizes the importance of resting and taking a nap to become refreshed.
  3. Only foolish people overwork themselves, even our God took a rest on the seventh day.
  4. Another lesson is that we should simply ignore several issues of life that we allow to worry us. Jesus ignored the raging storm. You need to turn on the ignore mode against every raging storm of your life.
  5. Jesus slept off when the storm was raging because He knew God was in control. Our fear and faithfulness must give away to fear.
  1. Jesus had earlier ordained the disciples but the disciples never knew they had power against the wind and sea. Many Christians are ignorant or delimit the power of God in their lives.
  1. Jesus is still asking that same questions to his disciples, why are you so fearful?
  2. Let every raging storm against your ship, marriage, finances, business, family etc, be still in Jesus name.

 

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Do demons exists? What does the Bible say on demons

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 Mark 9 vs. 17-29

17 A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech.  18 Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.”

19 “O unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.”   20 So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.Image result

21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered. 22 “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”

23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.”  24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” 25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the evil spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” 

26 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up. 28 After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?29 He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.”

 

What insights can we learn about demons from this scriptures?

  1. Demons are real. (vs. 17).
  1. They caused afflictions (vs. 17).
  1. Deliverance is a core ministry of Jesus Christ. (vs. 17).
  1. They cause insanity and madness (vs. 18).
  1. They punish their victims. (vs. 18).
  1. They can be cast out (vs. 18).
  1. They can only be cast out by the anointing; demons can’t be cast out by any Christian (vs. 18).
  1. Demons recognise anointing (vs. 20).
  1. Demons respect anointing (vs. 21).
  1. Demons bow down to the anointing (vs. 20).
  1. Demons are not happy to be cast out, they can resist deliverance unless under anointing (vs 20)
  1. A man can fall down during deliverance (vs. 20).
  1. A person can be possessed by demons for a life time (vs. 21).
  1. Demons are destructive (vs. 22).
  1. You need faith to receive deliverance (vs. 24).
  1. Demons can be cast out in Jesus name (vs. 25).
  1. Demons can be given instructions in Jesus name (vs. 25).
  1. Demons are sad, unhappy, sorrowful, when they are cast out of their abode (vs. 26).
  1. Demons are spirit beings (vs. 25).
  1. Demons can come in and out of a person. (vs. 25).
  1. Demons are violent. (vs. 26).
  1. A man can enter in deep sleep after deliverance. (vs26)
  1. Christians cannot cast out demons unless they are prayerful and fast (vs. 29).
  1. Demons can disgrace minister of God without anointing (vs. 28).
  1. Not every minister of God can cast out demons (vs. 28).
  1. Deliverance brings sanity, healing, prosperity, and salvation. (vs. 27)

Prayer

  1. Anointing that set free, fall on me in Jesus name.
  2. Jesus of Nazareth, deliver me from every demonic bondage.

 

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