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How to overcome fear

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Joshua 1 vs 9Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Isaiah 41 vs. 10-13 – 10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 

11 “All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. 

12 Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. 

13 For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

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Psalm 27 vs. 1 – The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

Isaiah 544 “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.

2 Timothy

7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

  1. FEAR NOT and DO NOT BE AFRAID appeared many times in the Bible
  2. Out of the multitude that left Egypt, only three people entered the promised land. The others were consumed by fear in the wilderness
  3. The only person you should fear is God, by keeping His commandment

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE FEARING

  1. Fear of death
  2. Fear of debt
  3. Fear of school fees
  4. Fear of house rent
  5. Fear of landlord
  6. Fear of job loss
  7. Fear of hunger
  8. Fear of accident
  9. Aerophobia – The fear of flying
  10. Fear of plane crash
  11. Fear of snake bite
  12. Fear of rape
  13. Fear of premature death
  14. Fear of death of loved ones
  15. Fear of armed robbers
  16. Scelerophobia – The fear of crime
  17. Phasmophobia – The fear of ghosts.
  18. Zoophobia – The fear of animals.
  19. Fear of driving Car
  20. Fear of thieves
  21. Fear of Police
  22. Fear of law enforcement officials- traffic, sanitations, local government, etc
  23. Fear of gangsters
  24. Fear of loss of money
  25. Astraphobia – The fear of thunder and lightning
  26. Cynophobia – The fear of dogs
  27. Acrophobia – The fear of heights
  28. The fear of snakes or Ophidiophobia
  29. Fear of water, rivers, oceans, or seas
  30. Claustrophobia – The fear of small spaces
  31. Fear of witches and wizards and dark powers
  32. Fear of Devil
  33. Fear of poverty
  34. Trypophobia – The fear of holes
  35. Fear of parents- either fear of father or mother
  36. Fear of boss or supervisors
  37. Fear of lecturers by students
  38. Fear of Pastors by church members
  39. Fear of Landlord by tenants
  40. Fear of Dentists
  41. Katsaridaphobia – The fear of cockroaches.
  42. Iatrophobia – The fear of doctors.
  43. Nosocomephobia – The fear of hospitals..
  44. Fear of darkness
  45. Fear of rejection
  46. Gerascophobia – The fear of getting old.
  47. Fear of retirement
  48. Agliophobia – The fear of pain.
  49. Tokophobia – The fear of pregnancy
  50. Numerophobia – The fear of numbers
  51. Ombrophobia – The fear of rain.
  52. Arachnophobia – The fear of spiders
  53. Ophidiophobia – The fear of snakes.
  54. Acrophobia – The fear of heights.
  55. Astraphobia – The fear of thunder/lightning
  56. Claustrophobia – The fear of small spaces
  57. Mysophobia – The fear of germs
  58. Trypophobia – The fear of holes
  59. Carcinophobia – The fear of cancer.
  60. Thanatophobia – The fear of death.
  61. Glossophobia – The fear of public speaking.
  62. Monophobia – The fear of being alone.
  63. Atychiphobia – The fear of failure.
  64. Ornithophobia – The fear of birds.
  65. Alektorophobia – The fear of chickens.
  66. Enochlophobia – The fear of crowds
  67. Aphenphosmphobia – The fear of intimacy.
  68. Trypanophobia – The fear of needles.
  69. Anthropophobia – The fear of people
  70. Aquaphobia – The fear of water.
  71. Hemophobia – The fear of blood.
  72. Xenophobia – The fear of the unknown.
  73. Vehophobia – The fear of driving.
  74. Basiphobia – The fear of falling.
  75. Achievemephobia – The fear of success.
  76. Ailurophobia – The fear of cats.
  77. Metathesiophobia – The fear of change.
  78. Nyctophobia – The fear of darkness.
  79. Androphobia – The fear of men. U
  80. Phobophobia – The fear of fear.
  81. Philophobia – The fear of love.
  82. Emetophobia – The fear of vomiting
  83. Gephyrophobia – The fear of bridges
  84. Entomophobia – The fear of bugs and insects
  85. Lepidopterophobia – The fear of butterflies
  86. Panophobia – The fear of
  87. Paraskevidekatriaphobia – The fear of Friday
  88. Fear of Mondays
  89. Somniphobia – The fear of sleep.
  90. Gynophobia – The fear of women.
  91. Pyrophobia – The fear of fire.
  92. Ranidaphobia – The fear of frogs.
  93. Galeophobia – The fear of sharks
  94. Athazagoraphobia – The fear of being forgotten
  95. Katsaridaphobia – The fear of cockroaches.
  96. Iatrophobia – The fear of doctors
  97. Didaskaleinophobia – The fear of school.
  98. Chronophobia – The fear of the future.
  99. Ergophobia – The fear of work.

The only person you should fear is God, by keeping His commandments

Eccl 12:13-14: “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgement, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.  

 

 

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Know ye not that ye are gods- John 10:34; Psalm 82:6

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Psalm 82 vs 6: I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

John 10 vs 34: Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? 

Genesis 1 vs.27  So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them

What does the Bible in Genesis 1 vs 27 and Psalm 82 vs 6 mean by “Ye are gods’? Why does God call you a god?

  1. YE are gods because God created you in His image that means you have the attributes of God.
  2. YE are gods because you are Gods son
  3. YE are gods because you are the representative of God on earth
  4. YE are gods because you are heir apparent to heaven
  5. YE are gods because you a crown prince to God
  6. YE are gods because you are Gods spiritual son
  7. YE are gods because you a replica of God in human form
  8. It means you are a model for God
  9. YE are gods because when people see you they should see God in you
  10. It means you are God’s look alike.
  11. If means you reflection God.
  12. It means you are a mirror of God.
  13. It means God is in you
  14. It means you are God’s ambassador
  15. It means you are a reflection of God
  16. It means you are the image of God

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If you are a god what does it imply?

  1. It means you have power
  2. It means you have authority
  3. It means you are not ordinary
  4. It means you are supernatural

Exodus 7 vs. 1 – And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

Who is your Pharaoh?

  1. There are physical and spiritual pharaohs
  2. Your Pharaoh is anybody or anything oppressing you
  3. Your Pharaoh anything or anybody enslaving you
  4. Your pharaoh is anything or anybody reinforcing bondages in your life
  5. Your pharaoh is anybody that is happy when you are suffering
  6. Pharaoh is anything that does not want you to Go
  7. Pharaoh is any power that is resisting your deliverance
  8. Your Pharaoh is any power that is consulting darkness to oppress you
  9. Your Pharaoh are enemies of your breakthrough
  10. Pharaohs are powers oppressing you in the house, school, or work
  11. Pharaohs are powers pursuing your life for evil
  12. Spiritual pharaohs are demon spirits and human agents in form of witches and wizards

 

Why does the bible describe you as god to Pharaoh?

  1. Your physical and spiritual pharaohs must bow before you
  2. Your afflictions must bow before you
  3. Your pharaoh shall eventually be disgraced
  4. You have the power to silence your pharaohs
  5. You are stronger than you’re your pharaoh
  6. Your pursuers shall perish in the red sea
  7. You can command your problems to disappear
  8. You can command your problems to fade away
  9. You are above your challenges
  10. You can waste wasters
  11. You can manifest the power of God
  12. You are a god to demons
  13. You are a god to spirit husbands
  14. You are a god to spirit wives
  15. You are a god to evil spirits
  16. You are a god to evil angels
  17. You are a god to witches and wizards
  18. You are a god to herbalist, false prophets, star gazers, and enchanters

Prayers

  • The god in me, manifest in Jesus name.
  • Physical Pharaohs, bow before me in Jesus name
  • Spiritual pharaohs, bow before me in Jesus name

 

 

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Proverbs 23 vs. 26 – My son, give me thine heart: Sermon

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Proverbs 23 vs. 26 – My son, give me thine heart…”

  1. Daily we all pray to God to give us our needs. This is quite biblical and scriptural.
  2. Our prayer every day to God is mostly about requesting one thing or the other from God.
  3. Our prayer requests most times is requesting God to give us something
  • God give me a husband
  • God give me a wife
  • God give us children
  • God give me house
  • God give me money
  • God give me car
  • God give me visa
  • God give me job
  • God give me clothes
  • God give me.., God give me…,God give me….is a recurring decimal in our prayers
  1. The interesting thing is that any good relationship is not a one-way traffic.
  2. Relationship has to be mutually benefitting.
  3. Just as we want God to give us various things, God also want something from us.
  4. There is something God wants you to give him today, will you be willing to give Him?
  5. We may have various prayer requests before God, but God only have one prayer requests for us
  6. We may want God to give us several things, but God wants just one thing from us
  7. There is something God wants you to give him today, are your ready to give Him?
  8. We want clothes, money, house, job, husbands etc from God…but He also wants something from us. Just one thing.
  9. Let’s look at what the Bible says

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Proverbs 23 vs. 26 – My son, give me thine heart…”

Heaven is lamenting that several of us have giving our heart to several other gods.

Who have you given your heart?

What have you opened your heart?

How have you given other gods your heart?

I refuse to give my heart to Satan

  1. Many people have given their heart to football. A lot of people have given their heart to Manchester United (Red devils), Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Barcelona football clubs their heart. There are ready to sacrifice anything for their idol clubs and stars.
  • I cut your heart from the god of soccer in Jesus name.

 

How have you given other gods your heart?

  1. Have you given your heart to mobile phones instead of God? T. Are you attached to phone more that the Bible? Do you spend more time on phone more than on prayer? Don’t become too much attached to your phone, that affects your relationship with God and man.

How have you given other gods your heart?

  1. Have you given your heart to Television programmes, movies, and films… Hollywood, Nollywood, and Bollywood? TV programmes like Nigeria can become your idol when you waste productive time watching unproductive programmes. Is there any TV programme you cannot do without watching? Spend more time praying, reading the Bible rather than sleeping and watching TV programmes that never ends

How have you given other gods your heart?

  1. Have you given your heart to Guinness, Stout, Heineken, and other Strong drinks and Beers?If you are hooked to drinks then it has become your god. If you can’t do without drinking bottles at set times, that the Bacchus spirit has overcome you.
  • I decree your deliverance from Bacchus, the god of beer in Jesus name

How have you given other gods your heart?

  1. Have you given your heart to drugs and cigarettes instead of to God?:Many people are addicted to drugs and cigarettes and its adversely affecting incomes, causing depression, breaking marriages and ill health.

 

How have you given other gods your heart?

  1. Have you given your heart to strange women like Samson and Solomon? Are you addicted to sex? Two much sex even with in marriage becomes an addiction. It becomes worse if you are involved in any form of sexual perversion, fornication, adultery, masturbation, pornography etc.
  • Receive your deliverance from the god of sex in Jesus name

Proverbs 23 vs. 26 – My son, give me thine heart…”

  1. Have you given your heart to money?:Money anwereth all things but the love of all things breeds evil. Love of money creates greed and an insatiable appetite for money makes you define every relationship in monetary terms. The love of money has caused many people to commit evils and worship money as god.
  • Receive your deliverance from Baal, the god of money in Jesus name.

 

How have you given other gods your heart?

  1. Have you given your heart to fashion?:Do you lay too much emphasis on your looks, make up, make down, the cloths you wear, jewelleries, rings, and attires? Are you fashion conscious always chasing the latest styles and trends?
  • Receive your deliverance from the spirit of Jezebel in Jesus name
  1. Some people have given their heart to Dogs. Their Dogs is their God.In most parts of Europe, the dog is the heir apparent, crown prince and best friend of its owner.. Do you spend more money and time on your dog more than for God?
  • Receive your deliverance from the god of the beast in Jesus name
  1. Have you given your heart to newspapers, novels, Magazine, Books?:The Bible warns against much learning. The Bible, a compilation of stories of life, proverbs of wisdom, moral virtues and God’s plan for mankind. Some have read all series of popular Handley Chase, Mills and Booms, whereas, they have not read the Bible thoroughly. Some cannot do without reading newspapers daily, but reading a chapter of the Bible a month becomes a big problem.
  2. Have you given your heart to food:Do you find difficult to fast even till 12 noon once a week? Are you a glutton or cannot take your eyes off from food? Do you eat 24 times a day? Then food has become your god. Unless you kill your flesh and abstain from food and drinks from time to time, your spirit man will not receive the fire of God.
  • Receive your deliverance from the spirit of gluttony in Jesus name
  1. Have you given your heart to worldly music- Hip Pop, R and B, Rap??Some Christians know all kinds of latest worldly songs and sing them all day. The Bible warns about evil communication corrupting good morals.? Do you sing worldly songs rather than praising God? Unfortunately, worldly music and dance has not only penetrated but taken over the church. There are lot of dancing and entertaining churches around
  • Receive your deliverance from the god of music in Jesus name

 

Proverbs 23 vs. 26 – My son, give me thine heart…”

How do you give God your heart?

  1. You give God your heart by obeying his commandments and living by his laws.
  2. You give God your heart by serving him with all your strength, power and might.
  3. You give God your heart by running away from every appearance of sin such as adultery, fornication, pornography, drug addiction, greed, and covetousness.
  4. You give God your heart by joining a local church, worshipping and serving God with other Christians.
  5. You give God your heart by placing his matters first above all other things.#
  6. You give your heart by supporting the gospel, supporting evangelism, soul winning , missionary work
  7. You give your heart by paying your tithes offerings and supporting the less privilege- widows, strangers, etc
  8. You give God your heart by reading the Holy Bible and meditating on its contents day and night.
  9. You give God your heart by not embarking on any course of action without informing him and seeking his advice.
  10. You give God you heart by discussing your plans and anxieties with him in prayers.
  11. You give God your heart by refraining from joining or withdrawing your membership of any worldly, satanic and occult association
  12. Most importantly You give God your heart by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, and inviting the Holy Spirit to guide and rule your life.

 

Proverbs 23 vs. 26 – My son, give me thine heart…”

Do you want to give your heart to God your heart today?? Make this simple confession:

Jesus I give you my heart

 

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Commentary on 2 kings 4:26- It is well

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And she said, “It is well.”- 2 Kings 2 vs 23

When the man of God saw her at a distance, he said to Gehazi his servant, “Behold, there is the Shunammite. 26 “Please run now to meet her and say to her, ‘Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?'” And she answered ,“It ill.”s we  – 2 Kings 2 vs 24-26

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

  1. There is somebody here today that has to say the words IT IS WELL to his soul
  2. There is someone here today that has to say the words IT IS WELL to his body
  3. There is a person here today that has to tell his spirit IT IS WELL

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When should you say, IT IS WELL?

  1. You need to say IT IS WELL when debtors come calling and you don’t have money to pay.
  2. When should you say, IT IS WELL?…You say it is well when you have just been embarrassed over hospital bills, house rent, or school bills
  3. When should you say, IT IS WELL?…You need to say IT IS WELL when the doctors have given you a death certificate because the disease afflicting you is incurable.
  4. When should you say, IT IS WELL?…You need to say IT IS WELL when stormy winds are blowing against your ship of breakthrough
  5. When should you say, IT IS WELL?…You need to say IT IS WELL when there is turbulence in the aircraft of your destiny
  6. When should you say, IT IS WELL?…You need to say IT IS WELL when there is people are about to be retrenched in your office and your name is No 1 on the list
  7. When should you say, IT IS WELL?…You need to say IT IS WELL when your friends are mocking you because they appear more successful
  8. When should you say, IT IS WELL You say IT IS WELL, when you have just been jilted by your fiancée few days to your wedding day
  9. When should you say, IT IS WELL You should say IT IS WELL when you just lost a job in spite of you good performance.
  10. When should you say, IT IS WELL ….You should say IT IS WELL when you appear stranded at the junction of life and no helpers in interested in your case.
  11. When should you say, IT IS WELL ….You need to say IT IS WELL, when you don’t have money to buy the next meal for your children.
  12. When should you say, IT IS WELL ……You need to say IT IS WELL, when you are sick and don’t have money to buy needed drugs.

 

What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?

The Shunamite woman lost her only son, the son of her old age, yet she said IT IS WELL..AFTER SHE SAID IT IS WELL HER ONLY BEGOTTEN SON CAME BACK TO LIFE.. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?

  1. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means God is in control.
  2. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means I shall laugh last.
  3. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means the story of my life shall end in glory.
  4. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means my best is yet to come.
  5. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means everything shall work out for my favour.
  6. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means I refuse to believe every contrary situation.
  7. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means what the devil is saying is not what God is saying
  8. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means I believe in God
  9. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means God will intervene
  10. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means the devil is a liar
  11. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means I refuse to believe the report of the devil
  12. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means I believe the report of the Lord

 

  1. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means this is not the end of the story
  2. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means God will do it
  3. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means God will provide
  4. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means I have faith in God
  5. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means I trust God
  6. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means God will not disappoint me
  7. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means God will help me
  8. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means the grace of God will see me through
  9. What do you mean when you say IT IS WELL?……..It means GOD is working out a solutio

 

What do you need to do to ensure IT IS WELL?

  1. Hand over the matter completely to the Holy Spirit
  2. Cool down
  3. Calm your nerves.
  4. Be patient
  5. Weep Not as this glorifies Satan
  6. Don’t cry.
  7. Don’t murmur against God
  8. Don’t lament
  9. Run to God
  10. Run to the Church so that brethren can intercede for you.
  11. Run to the Man of God for counsel and prayers
  12. Observe a quiet time with God

 

What do you need to do to ensure IT IS WELL?

  1. Be silent in order to hear God
  2. Listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying
  3. Embark on aggressive praises to overcome depression
  4. Embark on quality worship like 6 hours non-stop to bring down the presence of God
  5. If necessary, declare a dry fast- three day no food no water
  6. Declare a 30-day warfare night vigil
  7. Follow divine instructions.
  8. Most importantly repent of your sins and COME BACK TO GOD

 

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Just say the Word and my servant will be healed : Mathew 8 vs 8

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This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day  and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good successJoshua 1 vs 8

  1. Few days ago someone sent a message to me, saying : ‘Help me, I am going to die’
  2. I asked her if she truly wants to die, and she said No
  3. I asked her whether she has started preparation for death, and she said No.
  4. I asked her why was she confessing death, and she said she was afraid of dying.
  5. I told her that death is at the corner anyway, and if she keeps saying ‘I am going to die’, she will surely die soon. But if she confesses life, she will surely live instead of dying

 

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. – Proverbs 18 vs 21

What do you confess today? Go ahead make your confessions in Jesus name

  • I shall live and not die in Jesus name
  • There shall be comfort all around me in Jesus name
  • My coast shall be enlarged

 

  1. Followers of all religions in the world pray.
  2. Beggars pray, Idolators pray,
  3. Prayers is universal but not all prayers are answered.
  4. The difference between answered and unanswered prayers is the power that backs it up
  5. The answers you seek and the strength you need can be found only in feeding on God’s Word and fellowshipping with Him in prayer.

In the Bible the centurion told Jesus: ‘Just say the word, and my servant will be healed- Mathew 8 vs 8

 13And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour Mathew 8 vs 13

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  • The word of God is a sword.

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God – Ephesians 10 vs 17

  • It is quick, powerful, double edged, sharp and effective

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4 vs 12

 

  • It brings results and does not return without accomplishing its purpose

Isaiah 55 vs 11:So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall.

  • When you speak the word of God, it is God speaking Himself

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. – John 1 vs. 1

  • It delivers, heals, saves, prospers and promotes

He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death.- Psalm 107 vs 20

 

Jeremiah 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord.

  • Year 2017 hear the word of God, favour me in Jesus name

The assignment the Holy Spirit is giving us tonight is just to say the word on what we want.

  • There is a word for your healing
  • Just say the word and you shall receive your miracle.
  • Just say the word and you shall be healed in Jesus name
  • You can issue commandment to anything by the word of God
  • Look for a word of God in the Bible, memorise, confess it, chant it, stand on it, meditate it, sing it, say it until you see results

 

  1. My womb hear the word of God be fruitful in Jesus name- Genesis 1 vs 28
  2. My children hear the word of God- be for signs and wonders in Jesus name- Isaiah 8 vs 18
  3. My body hear the word of God, reject sickness in Jesus name – Exodus 23 vs 25
  4. My destiny hear the word of God reject enchantment in Jesus name – Numbers 23 vs 23
  5. My certificates hear the word of God- get me a profitable job in Jesus name- Psalms 75 vs 8
  6. My life hear the word of God be prosperous in Jesus name – Job 36 vs 11
  7. Money hear the word of God pursue me in Jesus name – Genesis 13 vs 12
  8. Ancestral curses hear the word of God turn to blessings in Jesus name – Galatians 3 vs 13

 

 

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Father’s day sermon: Qualities of a responsible father

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By Babatope Babalobi

Today is Father’s day, and we shall be looking at Bible qualities of a good father, how to honour our father, deliverance from evil fatherly influence and our relationship with our heavenly father

Qualities of a good father

  • A good father protects his children from danger, evil, and harm.
  • Lot is not an example of a good father…he invited homosexuals to rape his daughters inorder to save his guests.
  • My father shall not be my enemy in Jesus name
  • Samuel 2 vs. 12 – Nowthe sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD.
  • A good father should bring us his children in the way of the Lord
  • Eli was a Priest of the Lord. But Eli’s children were sons of Belial.
  • May your children not become sons of Belial in Jesus name
  • The two children of Eli- Hophni and Phinehas died the same day

1 Samuel 3:11- because his sons were blaspheming God,1 nand he did not restrain them.

  • May you not see hear the obituary of your children in Jesus name
  • The sorrow of the death of Elis children led his to death
  • May your children not bring you sorrow in Jesus name
  • You have a responsibility to bring up your children in the way of the Lord.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)

  • A good father is patient.
  • Abraham slept with Hagar, his wife’s servant, because he and his wife Sarah became impatient waiting for God’s promise of a son through Sarah
  • May fire of God kill your impatience in Jesus name
  • A good father does not commit evil
  • God give me a good father, not an evil father
  • David committed adultery and murder and the evil followed his household even after his death – Absalaom his son rebelled against him and pursued him out of the throne, Adonijah tried to take throne from Solomon and Solomon killed him.
  • Amnon raped their half-sister and is killed by  Absalom.
  • I will not suffer for the sins of my father in Jesus name
  • I refuse to pay for the sins of my father in Jesus name
  • You shall not pay for the sins of your ancestors in Jesus name
  • Noah was a righteous man and blameless before God
  • May you be the Noah of this generation in Jesus name
  • Joseph the foster father of Jesus was described as a righteous man
  • You shall be described as a righteous man in Jesus name
  • You shall bestow righteousness to your children in Jesus name

Ephesians 6 vs. 4 – And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

  • A good father loves his children
  • He is not nasty towards the children
  • Rebukes his children with the word of the Lord
  • A good father takes care of his family
  • “If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (1 Timothy 5:8, NIV).
  • Holy Spirit make me a good father in Jesus name
  • Holy Spirit make me a responsible In Jesus name
  • My children shall not hate me in Jesus name in Jesus name

Honour your father

Exodus 20 vs. 12 –Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

  1. You honour your parents by obeying their instructions as long as the instructions are not contrary to the Bible.
  2. You honour your parents by respecting and recognizing them.
  3. You honour your parents by using your income and resources to care and support them.
  4. You honour your parents by not allowing them to suffer.
  5. Holy Spirit teach me on how to honour my parents.
  6. I decided a couple of years ago that a percentage of my income goes to my parents
  7. Some of us, the money we have given to others as gifts… Friends, colleagues, or even our Pastors, we have NEVER given 1/10th of it to our Parents who laboured for us, feed us, paid our bills, sent us to school, borrowed to feed us, took care of us when we are sick, prayed for us day and night etc

Exodus 20 vs. 12 – Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

  • What does the scripture mean?
  • Don’t bring the name of your parents into disrepute.
  • Respect your parents.
  • Recognise your parents. Don’t be ashamed of them in public places, no matter how poor or illiterate they may be.
  • Acknowledge your parents through the work of your hands. Don’t forget to dedicate your books, works, etc to them.
  • Give your parents a treat. Sponsor them on tourism.
  • Greet your parents very well, every time that is necessary.
  • Make your parents comfortable. Are you living in a mansion while your parents are living in penury? Are you driving a posh car while your parents are trekking?
  • Obey your parents.
  • Don’t forget the past labours of your parents on you.
  • Give your parents gifts and offerings.
  • Two years ago, I decided at least 2.5% of all my income goes to my parents.
  • This year, I increased it to 5%.
  • You can do better.

Cutting off evil fatherhood

  1. Some of us need to cut off from our father’s house
  2. If you father is not serving Christ then you have prayers to pray
  3. If your father is in secret society, occult, confraternity, or anti-Christ, then you have to pray hard
  4. Your not only need to pray from your deliverance, you also need to pray for their salvation
  5. It is possible that your father has covenanted you to Satan
  6. You need to pray and break every covenant made on your behalf by your parents
  7. Pray like this- I refuse to serve the gods of my fathers house
  8. I detach myself from the curses running in my fathers house
  9. Some of us need to completely separate yourself from our family before we can achieve deliverance
  10. Do you come from polygamous family? Then you have prayers to pray
  11. God told Moses to leave his people, his family, his blood relations, in order to fulfil destiny

Genesis 12 vs. 1– Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

gods of my fathers house, crying against me, be silence in Jesus name

 

  1. God is the original father
  2. Do you have a relationship with him
  3. Say this simple prayer to God
  4. Father Lord, I am a prodigal child accept me back with love in Jesus name
  5. Father Lord, I have sinned against him forgive me and accept me as your son
  6. Father Lord I have disobeyed you, forgive me and accept me in Jesus name
  7. Jehovah Lord, I accept your fatherhood

 

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Bible verses: How to stop worrying

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                                  Babatope Babalobi: + 2348035897435 babalobi@yahoo.com

 

Philippians 4 vs 6-7 – 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 

7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Mathew 6 vs 25:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

Psalm 55:22-22 Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you;

He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

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Sources of Worry

  1. Hunger… Will my family get food to eat?
  2. Debts… How do I pay back my debts?
  3. Employment… When will I get a job?
  4. Job loss… How do I survive If I am retrenched?
  5. Children…Will my children succeed in life?
  6. Future partner…Will I ever get married?
  7. We are worried about Child bearing… Will I ever become a father or mother?
  8. Bareness… When will I become pregnant?
  9. Happy marriage… Will my marriage work?
  10. Faithfulness of husband… Is my husband cheating me?
  11. Relationship… Why do people dislike me?
  12. Business…Why I am not succeeding?
  13. Looks… Do I look attractive?
  14. Bills… Where will I get money to pay my school fees, house rent etc?
  15. Success…Will I succeed in life?
  16. Sickness… Will this sickness kill me?
  17. Death… What will happen if I suddenly die
  18. Health… Will I overcome this sickness?
  19. Money… Will I ever become rich?
  20. Money… How do I make money?

 

What happens when you worry?

  1. Holy Spirit abandons anyone that is worrying
  2. Worry is an evil spirit
  3. Demons begin to minister
  4. You may backslide
  5. You lose faith in God
  6. You find it difficult to pray
  7. You find it difficult to read the Bible
  8. You may stop going to church
  9. You are open to evil advice and counsel
  10. You may start consulting false prophets and star gazers

 

What happens when you worry?

  1. You may develop high blood pressure
  2. You may become hypertensive
  3. You become prone to sickness
  4. Worry causes sleeplessness
  5. Depression comes in
  6. Suicide thoughts comes in
  7. People who worry may die suddenly
  8. You start making wrong decisions
  9. You start making mistakes
  10. It kills our productivity

 

What you are saying when you worry?

  1. When you worry, you are saying: There is no God
  2. When you worry, you are saying: God is not real
  3. When you worry, you are saying: God is not there
  4. When you worry, you are saying: God is not with me
  5. When you worry, you are saying: God is angry with me
  6. When you worry, you are saying: God does not answer prayers
  7. When you worry, you are saying: God will not open a door for me
  8. When you worry, you are saying: God will not intervene in this case
  9. When you worry, you are saying: The grace of God will not see me through
  10. When you worry, you are saying: I can do it alone
  11. When you worry, you are saying: God has forgotten about me
  12. When you worry, you are saying: God is not thinking about me
  13. When you worry, you are saying: There is no HOLY SPIRIT

 

  1. When you worry, you are saying: Prayer does not work
  2. When you worry, you are saying: God cannot help me
  3. When you worry, you are saying: I don’t have any helper.
  4. When you worry, you are saying: The word of God does not work
  5. When you worry, you are saying ..I need to help myself fair or foul to succeed
  6. When you worry, you are saying ….God will not forgive my sin
  7. When you worry, you are saying ….My enemies are too powerful than me
  8. When you worry, you are saying …I cant overcome my enemies
  9. When you worry, you are saying ..I am tired of life
  10. When you worry, you are saying ….There is no benefit for being a Christian
  11. When you worry, you are saying …God is too far from me
  12. When you worry, you are saying …I will  bear my yoke by myself
  13. When you worry, you are saying …I will bear my burden by myself
  14. When you worry, you are saying …I don’t want God to take my yoke

 

 

Matthew 11:28-29 – 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

 How to overcome worry

  1. Pray to God
  2. Trust in God
  3. Petition God
  4. Look for a word of God that addresses your situation and stand on it
  5. Fast
  6. Make a vow to God
  7. Praise God

How to overcome worry

  1. Worship God
  2. Calm down
  3. Take steps of faith
  4. Ask the Holy Spirit for direction
  5. Be patient
  6. Pursue overtake and recover all
  7. Kill you worries
  8. Surrender to God

 

 

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2016 Current Signs of the end times

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Evil in the Last Days                2 Timothy 3 vs 1

1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts

Driving instructors in Holland are now legally allowed to accept sex as payment for lessons.

Dutch driving instructors can now accept SEX as payment

Yes – that’s 100% correct.

The new law, called ‘Ride for a Ride’, has just been introduced by the Dutch government for any student as long as they are over the age of 18.

Prostitution is legal in Holland, if the person has a valid escort licence and pays their taxes on a self-employment basis, with this new law taking things one step further.

But not everyone is impressed by the ruling.

Gert-Jan Segers, from the conservative Christian Union Party, tabled a question to the Dutch parliament saying the practice should remain illegal.

Responding, Netherlands Transport Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen and Justice minister Ard van der Steur said: ‘It’s not about offering sexual activities for remuneration, but offering a driving lesson.

‘It is important that the initiative lies with the driving instructor, and focuses on offering a driving lesson, with the payment provided in sexual acts.

‘When a sexual act is offered in lieu of financial payment, that is prostitution.’

Web searches for ‘Ride for a Ride’ have apparently increased after the law got the green light.

Commentary on Matthew 21 -Cleansing the temple

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By Babatope Babalobi +2348035897435 babalobi@yahoo.com

  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 Matthew 21 -Cleansing the temple

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By Babatope Babalobi +2348035897435 babalobi@yahoo.com

 

  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.Image result
  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 miracles 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

New month prayers: But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord- Genesis 6 vs 8

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But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord- Genesis  6 vs 8

 

What does Grace do?

  1. Grace saves when others are being destroyed.
  2. It brings favour from God.
  3. It causes one to hear from God
  4. Grace is infectious, grace saved Noah, but his household also benefited from this grace. He went to the ark with his wives, his sons, and the three wives of his sons -Genesis 7 vs 7, 13. The grace of God not only saved Noah but also saved his household.
  5. Grace brings you into remembrance with God – Genesis 8 vs 1.
  6. God brings answered prayers- Genesis  8 vs 21.
  7. Grace brings spiritual blessings-Genesis 9 vs 1
  8. Grace establishes God’s covenant with you and your household- Genesis 9 vs 9

 

Why did Noah find grace in the eyes of God?

  1. He was a just man – Genesis 6 vs 9
  2. He was perfect – Genesis 6 vs 9
  3. He walked with God – Genesis 6 vs 9
  4. He was totally obedient to God-Genesis 6 vs 9
  5. He was righteous before God- Genesis 7 vs 1

 

Holiness brings grace, sinfulness brings disgrace. If you want to experience the grace of God this month, give your life to God, and be a Noah of this generation.

 

This is your month of grace in Jesus name

 

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What are the blessings of Abraham?

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Read Genesis 1

  1. Abraham was blessed by God and many people pray to receive similar Abrahamic blessings.
  2. The Lord appeared to Abraham and gave him conditions to receive divine blessings. It goes without saying that if you wish to receive the same blessings, you need to fulfil the same conditions.

Conditions for receiving Abrahamic blessings

  1. Walking before God- Genesis 17 vs 1
  2. Perfection before God – Genesis 17 vs 1

What happens if you receive the blessings of Abraham?

  1. God will be talking with you one on one- Genesis 17 vs 3
  2. God will make a covenant with you – Genesis 17 vs 4
  3. God will enlarge your coast- Genesis 17 vs 4
  4. God will change your name for good – Genesis 17 vs 5
  5. God will make you fruitful- Genesis 17 vs 6
  6. God will make you great- Genesis 17 vs 6
  7. God will make your descendants great- Genesis 17 vs 6
  8. God will establish His covenant not only with you but also with your descendants- Genesis 17 vs 7
  9. God will be your God- Genesis 17 vs 7
  10. God will give you a land in a strange land- Genesis 17 vs 8
  11. God will possess your Canaan for you – Genesis 17 vs 8
  12. God will roll away your reproaches – Genesis 17 vs 16

Prayers

O God of Abraham, bless me the way you blessed Abraham in Jesus name

 

Bible commentary on Strange woman: My encounter with a ‘strange woman’

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‘Strangers shall submit unto me’: My encounter with a strange woman

By Babatope Babalobi

And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger’– Proverbs 5 vs 20

 

I never like hotels, unfortunately the nature of my job forces me to sleep in hotels often. Over the past years I have seen misdeeds and evils happening in several hotels- drinking spree, drunkenness, smoking, revelling, wild partying, and various forms of sexual perversion. I have come to regard hotels, largely as the hotbed and melting pot of sin. The class or rating of the hotel does not really matter, acts of unrighteousness do occur in almost all hotels.

 

As a man, it takes the grace of God to resist the sinful temptations that hotels exhibit, allow, and accommodate. My strategy has always been to stay in my hotel room as much as possible, and cut off from the worldliness that often take place within the premises.

 

I am presently domiciled in an hotel, and had an encounter with a lady that fits the Biblical description of a ‘strange woman’ See Proverbs chapter 5., few days ago. The hotel is not a brothel, and on a 1-5 rating qualifies as a three-star hotel.

 

Specifically, last Thursday evening, as I stepped out of my hotel room around 8pm, I was accosted less than 10 metres away by a scantily dressed lady who said she wanted to talk to me. I waited to hear what she had to say. She told me her story, saying she had come to the hotel to meet her boyfriend, but found another lady with him and he didn’t give her attention; as such she was stranded and needed some money to transport herself home.  She wanted me to help her with some money to transport herself.

 

As she narrated her story, I could see almost all her breasts, popping out of her loose dress. I guessed immediately that there is no truth in her fairy tale. From her enticing and sexy composure, I knew this was a lady of easy virtue looking for a sex partner, in return for a financial reward. My immediate reaction was to walk away.

However, it occurred to me that this lady was offering me with what she has, which is her body, I should also offer her what I have- which is Jesus of Nazareth. One of the principles of life is that if you don’t confess the word, the world will win you over. It occurred to me that this was an opportunity to evangelise and I ceased it by His grace.

 

I told her that I wish to talk to her, arguing that since I had allowed her to talk to me, she should also allow me to talk to her. She consented and suggested following me to my room which was metres away from where we stood. Of course, I declined knowing fully well – that was a trap and very risky. She them suggested we should go to the Bar, I declined and told her I didn’t mind talking to her, right there on the spot.

 

To cut a long story short, I told her about the love of Christ. Referring to her story in which she said her boyfriend disappointed her, I told her if she made Jesus Christ her boyfriend, she would never be disappointed. I informed her that I knew she was looking for a sex partner, and counselled her that going out to hotels looking for a sexual partner, in return for financial reward is sinful and an unsustainable source of livelihood. She should also be mindful of the medical risks and dangers involved.

 

She became crest fallen as I shared the gospel, and was almost crying. She never expected to hear a sermon. To the glory of God, the Holy Spirit arrested her.  She told me she is an orphan with financial challenges. I further told her the wages of sin is death, but Jesus came to carry her burdens, including financial burdens in exchange for abundant life. Finally, I encouraged her to surrender her life to Christ, and to the glory of God she agreed.

 

I led her through the confessional prayer, but she stopped at the point I asked her to say: ‘I accept Jesus as my personal Lord and Saviour’.

She is most likely a Muslim, as she bears the name -Amirat. From experience, I know it takes the grace of God to convert a Muslim. I knew it was the devil that was at work, and explained to her this was the most important confession she had to say in her life.                                                                                 After persuading her to no avail, I warned her that the Holy Spirit was giving her what might be a last opportunity to decide where she would spend eternity, and she just needed to confess the Lord Jesus to be saved.

I told her what is written in Romans 10 vs 9: That if thou confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. To the glory of God, she finally said the most important words: I accept Jesus as my personal Lord and Saviour.

 

The story did not end there. I thought I should pray with her. As I raised my voice and covered her with the blood of Jesus, she felled to the ground, and started shouting ‘Leave me alone, Leave me alone’. I knew it was the demon spirits inside her that were speaking.                                                                                               I stood on 2 Samuel 22 vs 45 that says: Strangers shall submit themselves unto me, as soon as they hear me they shall be obedient to me. Strangers shall fade away, they shall be afraid out of their closes places’ and commanded the demons’ spirits to shut up and be silenced in Jesus name.

Of course they did, for there is power in Jesus name and at the mention of his name every knee must bow- Philippians 2vs 10. Next the lady started throwing up as if she wanted to vomit. I cast out the evil spirits inside her in Jesus name. She stopped throwing up and slept off. I called the attention of an hotel staff to take her away. We discovered she was fast asleep on the ground, and had to be sprinkled with water before she woke up. She was later led away.

 

What lessons can we learn from this story?

  1. The devil is a roaring life looking for who to devour- 1 Peter 5 vs 8. Every Christian has a duty to resist the devil. I believe this lady who accosted me by my hotel room, was programmed from the pit of hell, but God turned it to a testimony.
  2. The Bible says when sinners entice thee, consent thee not- Proverbs 1 vs 10. Let no one say I committed sin by mistake. You have the mind and power to say No to sin.
  3. If you don’t have the word of God, the world will win you over. The Holy Spirit helped me to overcome this sexual temptation because He gave me the grace to preach the word.
  4. Most afflictions are self-inflicted. The lady was evidently demonised. I guessed if I had succumbed to her sexual advances, she would have passed demons into my life in the course of enjoying the pleasures of sin… I may not even be alive to tell the story. When I recounted the story to my wife, she said any lady that manifested in such a manner under prayer, could even turn to a snake on bed. Many people have put themselves into bondages through sins and misdeeds.
  5. Every opportunity is an opportunity to evangelise. She offered me her body, but I countered by offering her Christ. The Bible says the Light shinnneth in darkness, but darkness comprehended it not– John 1vs 4. Darkness will always bow to light.
  6. The harvest is real but the labourers are few. Who would have thought that a sex worker would surrender her life to Christ?
  7. Finally, women need to pray for your husbands not to fall into evil temptations that would not only destroy their lives but their households. Men need to beware. Strange women are on prowl. May God give us the grace to overcome temptations, and may God give us the heart to be soul winners in Jesus name.
  8. In your quiet time, remember to pray for Amirat, lady I met in the city of Yola, Nigeria on April 1, 2016. She must not go back to the world. Heaven is her portion in Jesus name. Our children, wives, and husbands shall be delivered from strange women and men in Jesus name.

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Bible on day of rest and worship: Is Sabbath day Saturday or Sunday?

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By Babatope Babalobi

  1. A guy called me on the phone yesterday, a Saturday, asking for the address of any Sabbath church in Lagos, Nigeria. He said he worships on the Sabbath, but he has not found a Sabbath church to worship in Lagos.
  2. I asked him why he thought I was the right person to give him the information, and he said he read one of my articles online, which states that the Sabbath day is the biblical day of rest and worship. I further asked him did I specifically mention any day in the article as the Sabbath day? The caller did not respond. I asked him again in that my article, did I mention Saturday or Sunday as the Sabbath day? He did not respond and cut off the phone.
  3. I have gone through my earlier online article on the Sabbath day accessible here: https://christonline.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/when-is-sabbath-day-saturday-or-sunday/ when I said Saturday is ‘arguably’ the day of Sabbath, but I did not say it is the only day of worship.
  4. There is a related article I posted on: https://christonline.wordpress.com/2008/05/23/daily-bible-study-how-to-keep-the-sabbath-day-holy/…but the article is not my opinion but that of a church I fellowship. But the article only said Sunday is not regarded as the Sabbath by some people, the article did not state the Sabbath day, but enjoined readers to read this up in the Bible as an assignment.
  5. In other not to be misread and misinterpreted I will like to make some clarifications based on the scriptures below:
  • Genesis 2 vs 2-3: By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
  • Exodus 20 vs 8- 10: Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns.
  • Mark 2 vs 27: Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath’sabbath day
  1. From the scriptures, above it is obvious that the seventh day- the Sabbath is a day of rest and worship.
  2. But nowhere in the Bible is any day -either Saturday or Sunday mentioned as the seventh day.
  3. The early and contemporary Jesus regarded and still regard Saturday as the seventh Day-Sabbath day/Lords day.
  4. Non-Jew Christians preferred to observe Sunday as the seventh day- Sabbath/Lord’s day from the fourth century. See a discussion of this in this link: http://www.christianbiblereference.org/faq_sabbath.htm
  5. But Jesus settled the matter by discouraging any form of legalistic righteousness. Jesus did not observe the Sabbath as the Jews did. Jesus worked on the Sabbath day, he performed miracles on the Sabbath day etc.
  6. Most importantly he said Christians should not allow themselves to be boxed into rules, and regulations about forms, times, or dates of worship, but worship God in truth and in the spirit.
  7. The Jews choose Saturday as Sabbath day, Gentiles choose Sundays as Sabbath day, if tomorrow another people choose a Monday as the Sabbath day of worship or rest, they have not committed a sin.
  8. It is not the day you choose to rest and worship God that matters, what matters is worshipping God in deed and in truth, not only or a particular day of Sabbath, but every day.

 

 

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Meaning: ‘do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers’-2 Corinthians 6:14:

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2 Corinthians 6:14: Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

  1. God does not expect your best friend to be an unbeliever?
  2. God does not expect your business partners to be unbelievers?
  3. God does not expect you to get a husband or wife outside the Church.
  4. God does not expect your confidants to be non-Christians.
  5. While Christians should demonstrate the love of God to non-Christians, this passage simply means Christians should not have any close relationship with non-Christians?
  6. Iron sharpened IronProverbs 27 vs 17. Close fellowship and communion with an unbeliever will not improve your Christian growth and development. Your ideas, tastes, life styles, attractions, etc would be different.
  7. Do not be too close with anyone that does not believe in the God you believe.

Prayer: Strange friends in my life, in the life of my husband/wife, children, be cut off in Jesus name.

 

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‘Thy prayer Is heard’: Lessons from the Bible story of Zacharias and Elizabeth

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Read Luke 1 vs 5 – 13

  1. Zacharias was a Priest of God, like a Pastor, Reverend father, or Evangelist of these days. (vs5)
  2. His wife, Elizabeth was a daughter of a Priest, so she had a godly ancestry. (vs5).
  3. The Bible describes the couple- Zacharias and Elizabeth as righteous before God. (vs6).
  4. The Bible describes the couple as obedient to God, walking in all the commandments of the Lord (vs6).
  5. The Bible confirms that the couple obey all the ordinances of God (vs6).
  6. The Bible describes the couple as blameless before God (vs6).
  7. In other words, the couple were sinless before God.
  8. The Bible further confirms that Zacharias is diligent in his priestly duties, always taking the prayers of the multitude to God (vs9).
  9. Yet, the couple had no child, as Elizabath was barren (vs7).
  10. The couple remained barren till very old age (vs7)
  11. As I meditated on these passages, some questions occurred to me: Who made or What made Elisabeth barren? Why did a blameless man and woman remained barren till old age? Why did God allow His Priest to remain barren? If Zacharias prayed for multitude of people, and I believe God honoured his prayers, why were his prayers not answered? Why did a sinless couple remained childless almost throughout their lifetime?
  12. The lesson I learnt from this passage is that not all afflictions are caused by sin, or the enemy. Not all unanswered prayers are caused by sin. And there are times God decides not to answer some prayers for reasons best known to him.
  13. The good news is that the story of Zacharias and Elizabeth did not end in barrenness. For the Bible records that at a point in time, an angel of God appeared to him and said: ‘thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shall call his name John’ (vs13).
  14. John later became a great man of God, a fearless evangelist, and the forerunner to the Messiah Christ.
  15. There is a Priest of God, there is a blameless woman, there is a righteous brother, there is a ‘sinless’ couple, there is an obedient servant of God that has remained ‘barren’ in spite of his or her righteousness. It may be spiritual, financial, marital, or academic barrenness. The Holy Spirit is encouraging you to continue to trust, hope, and believe in God in prayers. Zecharias and Elizabeth believed in God and continued in prayer, otherwise the Angel of God would not have told them ‘thy prayer is heard’.
  16. My prayer for you today is that ‘thy prayer shall be heard’ over your family, marriage, work, ministry, finances, and destiny in Jesus name.
  17. You shall not remained barren in Jesus name.

 

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Qualities of a good Christian: Long suffering and Patience

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 Christianity is easier said than done. You must carry the cross of Christ, and have His qualities, if you wish to be called his disciple

But this man has done nothing amiss- John 34 vs 43

  1. What should you do if you have done nothing amiss, and your friends or colleagues insult or abuse you?
  2. What should you do if you have done nothing amiss, yet you are demoted in the office or even sacked?
  3. What do you should you have done nothing amiss and you are shouted down by your spouse, elders or parents?
  4. What should you do when you have done nothing amiss and you suffer for an offence not committed by you?
  5. What should you do if you have done nothing amiss, yet you are denied a travelling document or even deported?
  6. What should you do if you have done nothing amiss and you are falsely accused?
  7. What should you do if you done nothing amiss, yet you are denied a benefit or entitlement?

Please read Isaiah 30 vs 15; and Exodus 14 vs 14; and Jeremiah 31 vs 11 for answers to this posers?

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Commentary on the Bible story of Jonah

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How to achieve deliverance: lessons from bible story of Jonah

 

Jonah was a disciImage result for jonah bibleple of God, who fled from the presence of God. There are still many Jonahs in this generation, and this message is to enable us learn from the lessons from the Bible story of Jonah; repent and come back to God.

 

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Read Jonah Chapter 1 and 2

  1. Jonah was a man of God, God used to speak to him, and he hears God. (Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah- Jonah 1 vs 1). Several of us use to hear God speak, but that has stopped because of our disobedience.
  • I cast out spirit of disobedience in Jesus name.

 

  1. Jonah was an evangelist, he had a commission to preach the gospel and intercede for lost souls. (Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it for their wickedness is come up before me- Jonah 1 vs 2). Every Christian was saved to become an Evangelist. But most of us have refused to fulfil our commission. Instead of interceding for souls, we are busy praying on personal issues. We have abandoned the prayer requests of God and refused to answer His prayers; rather we have laboured God with our prayer requests. The spirit of God is calling for repentance today.
  • I receive power to win souls in Jesus name

 

  1. Jonah, the man of God and Evangelist abandoned his ministry and embarked on tourism. (And he found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish- Jonah 1 vs 3). Jonah was supposed to be winning souls in Nineveh, but he choose to go on tourism to Tarshish. He paid the ship fare forgetting that the God who gave him the money. Several people are no more interested in serving God, rather we like to spend our God given prosperity on worldly pleasures.
  • Carnal desires, die in my life in Jesus name.

 

  1. Jonah the servant of God disobeyed God. (Arise, go to Nineveh – Jonah 1 vs 2..and he found a ship going to Tarshish- Jonah 1 vs 3). Tarshish is in an opposite direction to Nineveh. There are many Jonahs in this generation who are willingly and stubbornly disobeying divine instructions. The promises of God are tied to obedience. If you are not willing to obey His laws, then you are not qualified to be his servant, disciple, of follower.
  • Love of God, envelop me in Jesus name.

 

  1. Jonah cut off from God. (But Jonah rose up to flee…..from the presence of the Lord- Jonah 1 vs 3). Can I man run away from his maker? Jonah cut off himself from God, and many Christians are like Jonah running away from the presence of God. They have refused to fellowship with Him. How often or when last do you read your Bible? How many minutes do you spend out of the 1440 minutes in a day to pray, worship, and do other things of God? Many Christians are no more in the presence of God, but now in the presence of mobile phones, Television, movies, etc
  • I cut you off from the world in Jesus name.

 

  1. God became an enemy to Jonah. (And the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea- Jonah 1 vs 4). Once you leave the presence of God, He allows the enemy to take over. Evils are punishment for wilful disobedience.
  • Spirit of God arrest me, in Jesus name.

 

  1. Jonah abandoned the altar of prayer. (But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship: and he lay and was fast asleep- Jonah 1 vs 5). Jonah had cut off himself form the presence of God, therefore prayer was no more a necessity. Even when unbelievers, his co travellers were praying to their gods, Jonah was fast asleep. Christians like Jonah has become a sleeping generation.
  • The spirit of God reignite my prayer altar in Jesus name.

 

  1. Jonah the Evangelist became a lost soul. (So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, what meanest thou, O sleeper? Arise call upon thy God, – Jonah 1 vs 6). Jonah had so backslidden that it was an unbeliever that reminded of his God. Jonah must have been a prayer warrior, for him to be hearing from God as stated in Jonah 1 vs 1. But he had become a sleeping giant. He was not only asleep, when he should be praying and winning souls, the Bible describes Jonah as being fast asleep. Even an unbeliever described him as a What a tragedy!
  • Word of God, confront my problems in Jesus.

 

  1. Jonah became idolatry. (So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah- 1 vs 7). Jonah fled from God into the arms of Satan. Jonah who used to hear from Go, but He now decided to hear from Satan. Lot casting is idolatry. Jonah the man of God subjected himself to casting of lots, and (after they had casted lots), even Satan confirmed to him that he has abandoned his God. If Jonah had been on the ship to Nineveh rather than the ship to Tarshish, (and a storm had occurred on board), God would have spoken to him about the cause of the stormy winds and he would have prayed the ship into safety. Like Jonah, many of us prefer to hear from false prophets.
  • Powers drawing me to worship the gods of my ancestors, be cut off n Jesus name.
  1. Jonah the evangelist was unknown. (What is thine occupation? –Jonah 1 vs 8.) Normally, an evangelist does not need to be introduced as his soul winning works will speak for itself. If Jonah had preached the word of God to his co- travellers immediately he boarded the tourist ship, they would have known he was an evangelist. But because he kept silent, they never knew who he was. Many of us have kept silent for God for too long. Many of us are ashamed to open our mouth for the gospel. Many of us are not known by our words and deeds to be Christian. Repent and do the work of an evangelist today lest an unbeliever take you for an atheist.
  • Fire of evangelism, fall on me in Jesus name

 

  1. Unbelievers preached to Jonah. (Why hast thou done this?- Jonah 1 vs 10). God raised up unbelievers to rebuke and preach to Jonah, because he (Jonah) refused to preach to unbelievers. In this same way, unbelievers asked Jonah why he wilfully disobeyed God, the Holy Spirit is asking us questions: Why are you stealing money from your office, parents, business or church? Why did you allow your friends to take you to a diviner? Why did you allow a man who is not your husband to dis virgin you? Why did you allow that strange girl to penetrate you and take your heart from your family? Why are you cheating on your wife? Why did you lie? Why are you secretly masturbating and watching pornography?  Several other whys?
  • Mercy of God cancel every sin speaking against your breakthroughs in Jesus name.

 

  1. Unbelievers tried to save Jonah. (Nevertheless, the men rowed hard to bring it to the land, but they could not –Jonah 1 vs 13). Jonah was supposed to be a soul winner, but his body, soul, and spirit was at the verge of being lost. Jonah was supposed to be a deliverer, but at this point he needed deliverance. Jonah was supposed to save others, but because he refused to do this, he was at the end of destruction and needed to be saved. Many problems and difficulties we are experiencing may be self-inflicted as Satan exploits both our ignorance and disobedience.
  • Finger of God save me now in Jesus name

 

  1. Unbelievers prayed for Jonah. (Wherefore they cried unto the Lord- Jonah 1 vs 14). God raised up unbelievers to pray to Jonah, because he had cut off himself from the presence of God. Jonah the prayer warrior had gone into fast sleep both physically and spiritually, and his salvation was now in the hands of the people he should have saved.
  • I shall not lose my destiny in Jesus name.

 

  1. Jonah cast into the sea. (So they took Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea- Jonah 1 vs 15). No man can run from the presence of God. No sin goes unpunished. Human beings may break God laws, but God does not break His law. Deliverance comes by casting away unwanted loads. There are many Jonahs in our life that has to be casted away.  There is a sister that needs to cast away indecent dressing. A brother needs to cast out the spirit of lusts. A Pastor needs to cast off spiritual lukewarmness, and a believer needs to cast off worldly friends.
  • I cast off garments of sin in Jesus name

 

  1. God had mercy on Jonah. (Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah- Jonah 1 vs 17) Even in his unfaithfulness and sin, God decided to have mercy on Jonah. Jonah could have been drown in the ocean, or eaten up by sharks or reptiles, but God closed the mouth of the reptiles, and gave him a home inside the belly of his ‘enemy’. Your disobedience and sin shall not lead to your destruction, and the mercy of God shall shut up every mouth that wants to devour you in Jesus name
  • Mercy of God, deliver me now in Jesus name

 

  1. God’s grace was on Jonah even in disobedience. (And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights- Jonah 1 vs 17). Jonah had three days of grace inside the belly of the fish to repent. Several people have committed evils, that could have destroyed them both physically and spiritually, but the grace of God is still keeping them alive. God delights in your repentance and salvation rather than destruction. Make use of the grace of God today, as tomorrow may be too late.
  • Grace of God save me now, in Jesus name

 

  1. Jonah repented of his sins and returned to God. (I remembered the Lord- Jonah 2 vs 7). God is waiting for your repentance. God did not destroy Jonah because He wanted him to repent. Are you willing to repent today?
  • I repent of my sins in Jesus name

 

  1. Jonah prayed and fasted in repentance. (Then Jonah prayed into the Lord his God out of the fish’s belly- Jonah 2 vs 1) Jonah prayed for three days inside the belly of the fish. I am sure he also combined it with fasting, because in any case, he had no food to eat inside the fish’s belly. Many of us find it difficult to fast, but Jonah fasted in the belly of the fish. I pray you will not wait to be afflicted before you start to fast and pray.
  • Spirit of prayerless, be cast out in Jesus name

 

  1. Jonah worshipped God in affliction. (But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving- Jonah 2 vs 9). God praised and worshipped God in his afflictions, and this was one of the acts that turned around his captivity. Cries, lamentations, murmurings, unbelief, sorrows etc cannot deliver us from the captivity of life. No matter the nature of your challenges, move God with praise.
  • I kill the spirit of depression in Jesus name

 

  1. Jonah vowed to God. (I will pay that I have vowed- Jonah 2 vs 9. Jonah vowed to be a good child henceforth, he vowed to work for God, he vowed to do the work of an Evangelist, he vowed to remain in the presence of God, he vowed not to run away to Tarshish when he should be in Nineveh, he vowed not to backslide, he vowed not to disobey God. The God of Jonah is waiting for your vows right now!
  • I vow to serve God.

 

  1. God delivered Jonah (And the Lord spake unto the fish -Jonah 2 vs 10). Several people are presently in bondages, just as Jonah was in bondage for three days inside a fish; what is your own ‘belly of fish’? Has sin held you captive? Has a strange woman stolen your heart? Is it poverty, failures, delays, or sicknesses? Has God allowed dark powers to hold you captive because of your past wilful disobedience?

 

I see God speaking to your problems, I see God speaking to your headaches, I see God speaking to your finances, I see God speaking to your womb, I see God speaking to your marriage, I see God speaking to your business, I see God rebuking the strange powers that have held you captive in Jesus name.

  • O God of Jonah, speak to my problems in Jesus name.

  1. God gave Jonah a second chance. (And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land- Jonah 2 vs 10). God gave Jonah a second chance. God caused the fish to vomit Jonah, thereby giving him a second chance, immediately he repented.
  • What do you do when God becomes the enemies of your breakthroughs?
  • What do you do when God himself is sponsoring afflictions into your life?
  • What do you do when God himself decides to fight you?

Your deliverance is at the corner if you could only retrace your steps, fast, and pray, and come back to your maker.

 

Prayers

  • Swallowing powers, vomit my destiny in Jesus name.
  • Swallowing powers, vomit my marriage in Jesus name.
  • Swallowing powers, vomit my prosperity in Jesus name.
  • Swallowing powers, vomit my children, prosperity in Jesus name.
  • Swallowing powers, vomit my, healing in Jesus name.
  • Dark powers vomit my breakthroughs in Jesus name.

 

 

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How to become great in life: Lessons from Daniel

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Read Daniel 1 and 2

Daniel became great in a foreign land, by positioning himself for greatness.

  1. He was captured as a slave and taken to the house of Nebuchadnezzar, an idolatrous king – Daniel 1 vs. 2 – And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the articles of the house of God, which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the articles into the treasure house of his god.Daniel Bible
  2. Even before King Nebuchadnezzar selected him for training, Daniel was gifted. He had all the qualities the King desired. The King requested for children of Israel who had specific qualities. If Daniel did not fulfill the criteria, he would not have been selected. Maybe thousands of Israelites were taken captive, but only few had the qualities the King wanted.

If God connect you to the presence of a King today, the King may not be able to help you, unless you have something to offer.

King Nebuchadnezzar wanted someone:

  • With no blemish – good moral upbringing
  • Well favoured – good character and relationship skillful
  • Wise
  • Knowledgeable
  • Understand science
  • Confident and bold
  • Teachable
  • Daniel 1 vs. 4 –young men in whomthere was no blemish, but good-looking, gifted in all wisdom, possessing knowledge and quick to understand, who had ability to serve in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the language and literature of the Chaldeans.
  1. Though Daniel was give an idolatrous name, he refused to commit idolatry. No one can force you to commit evil – Daniel 1 vs. 7 – To them the chief of the eunuchs gave names: he gave Danielthe name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abed-Nego.
  2. Daniel purpose in his heart to remain holy. No one commits sin unintentionally – Daniel 1 vs. 8 – But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
  3. Daniel was favoured by God in the eyes of his captives, because he was righteous. Grace does not abound in sin. Daniel received favour from God because he refused to defile himself – Daniel 1 vs. 9 –Now God had brought Daniel into the favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs.
  4. God also gave Daniel special gift – interpreting dreams, wisdom and knowledge because he refused to defile himself – Daniel 1 vs. 17 – As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

 

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Lessons from the Bible story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

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Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego faced the option of worshiping Satan and live; or refuse to worship Satan and be put burnt to death. They opted for the latter and God intervened and they ended being promoted.

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What lessons can we learn from the story?
1. There is power in dedication. King Nebuchadnezzar organised a big ceremony and decided to dedicate his image god. Christians should learn to dedicate every of their belongings to the living God with pomp and pageantry.
• I cancel every evil dedication on your life and properties and rededicate your life, family, and businesses to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in Jesus name
2. You should learn to worship God with all kinds of instruments. King Nebuchadnezzar brought out cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer and all kinds of musical instruments to worship idol god. How are we worshiping the living God today?
3. Don’t be ashamed to invite or bring your friends to Christ. Open your mouth and tell your friends about Jesus. Nebuchadnezzar brought all his associates to worship an image. He brought Princes, Governors, Captains, Judges, Counsellors, Sheriffs and Rulers of all the Provinces. How many of your colleagues, friends, business partners, associates, relations have you brought to Christ this year?
4. Don’t join the mob to do evil. Avoid negative peer pressure. Stand alone with God instead of joining the multitude to worship devil. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego decided to stand alone and apart from their colleagues – Judges, Princes, Treasurers, Sheriffs etc. who bowed to Satan
5. Be bold and courageous once you are on the right path. Don’t compromise your righteousness out of fear. Stand on what is right even if you are the only one standing.
6. Fear God, not the king. Fear God but honour the king. The three Jews decided to disobey the king’s order and please God rather than obeying the king’s order and displease God. Evil decrees that are contrary to the Bible should not be obeyed.
7. Hold on to God even to the point of death. The three Jews knew whom they believe and were ready to sacrifice their lives rather than deny their faith. How well do you trust God? How strong is your faith in Him?
8. If you hold on to God, He will fight for you. The man that threw Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego into fire were all killed, while Jesus appeared inside the fire to protect his servants.
9. Jesus is always with you in your crises. Jesus appeared inside the fire to prevent his servants from becoming hurt. Jesus is appearing in the fire of a reader of this message today.
10. Unbelievers shall be converted to Christianity when you trust in God. Nebuchadnezzar became an Evangelist when he saw the power of faith.
11. There is a God in heaven who can change the evil decrees. Even Nebuchadnezzar confessed that the Almighty God has changed his word, only the Word of God changeth not.
12. Every test of faith and presentation of righteousness ends in divine promotion. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were meant to be roasted to death but they ended up being promoted.

 

Prayer:

I refuse to worship Satan!

Jesus, appear in my crises!

 

 

 

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Bible on qualities of a good Christian mother and wife

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Qualities of a good Christian wife, mum, or mother

Proverbs 31 provides us a guide in considering the qualities of a good wife

1. She is a honorable (vs 10)
2. She has good relationship with her husband (vs 11)
3. She adds value to the family (vs 12)
4. She is enterprising (vs 13)
5. She is not idle or slothful (vs 13 and 15)
5. She is hardworking, responsible, and cooks for the family at set times  (vs 15)
6. She has good vision, not a spenddrfit, and makes good investment decisions (vs 16).
7. She is compassionate (vs 20)
8. She cares for her children and ensures the comfort of her household (vs 21)
9. She is a good adviser and counsellor for her husband ( vs 23)
10. She is wise (vs 26)
11. Her children and Husband love ( vs 28)
12. She is not necessarily beautiful
13. She fears the Lord  ( vs 30)
14. She brings honour to the family

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Who is a Christian?

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What are the qualities of a good Christian? Read Proverbs 3

  1. A good Christian is a good giver – verse 27.
  2. He does not plan evil against others – verse 29.
  3. Not a trouble maker – verse 30.
  4. Does not oppress others – verse 31.

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Fearing God as the beginning of wisdom

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Benefits of fearing God

Read Proverbs Chapter 1

  1. Increase in knowledge – verse 7
  2. Divine protection and safety verse 35.
  3. Protection from evil- verse 35.

 

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How to live a holy and righteous life

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Ezra 7 vs 10: For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments

  1. Every step you take in life is the output of your decision and determination.
  2. Your heart is the seat of your decisions, and you have the power to decide the path of righteousness or evildownload (5)download (5)
  3. You can prepare your heart to discover and walk with god rather than the idols of your fathers house.
  4. You can prepare your heart to read the Bible daily, no matter how busy you are.
  5. You can prepare your heart to pray during the day and at night no matter how tired and challenging the situation is.
  6. You can prepare your heart to be faithful to your wife and flee from sexual lusts.
  7. You can prepare your heart to stop habitual masturbation and disciple your body
  8. You can prepare your heart to cut off from evil friends and associate more with the godly.
  9. You can prepare your heart not to accumulate ill gotten wealth and live on your income by faith.
  10. You can prepare your heart to stop smoking, to stop drinking, to stop lying, to control your anger, to dress modestly etc
  11. You can prepare your heart to make heaven, by faith

Commentary Hebrews 3 vs 1: Focus on Jesus

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Therefore, holy brothers, partners in a heavenly calling, keep your focus on Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession- Hebrews 3 vs 1focus on jesus hebrews 3 vs 1

  1. Focus on Jesus means, not doing what Jesus will not do.
  2. Focus on Jesus means, not going to places Jesus will not go.
  3. Focus on Jesus means, not watching what Jesus will not watch
  4. Focus on Jesus means not compromising christian virtues to please the World

How to focus on Jesus

  1. Make heaven your No 1 destination.
  2. Make sin your No 1 enemy.
  3. Make the Bible, your No 1 novel.
  4. Make praying your No 1 hobby.
  5. Make godliness your No 1 priority.

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Bible commentary on 1 Corinthians 3 vs 16: Christians as temples of God

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Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you1 Corinthians 3 vs 16

Being the temple of God, means being His representation, His image, His living church, His glory, and His Holiness. Of course, you can not be a temple of God without the spirit of God living inside you.

Do you wish to be a temple of God, then become born again. Do you wish to remain a temple of God, then avoid these things.

Things to avoid as a Temple of God

  1. Avoid lying- The temple of God should reflect the truth.
  2. Avoid sexual perversion- Fornication, Adultery, Pornography, Homosexuality, Masturbation. The spirit of God inside you will not join you to sleep with a woman not your wife.
  3. Dress well- Your dressing should be modest, add to your beauty, and glorify God.
  4. Don’t Tattoo your bodies- You are the image of God, don’t deface your body with other images.
  5. Avoid evil- Take control of your heart, and cast out wicked thoughts as they come.
  6. Feed your Spirit- The spirit of God inside your needs to be feed from time to time, with the word of God, godly music, and godly movies.
  7. Avoid Anger- the Spirit of God is meek, watch your tongue, avoid anger, provocation, bless don’t curse etc
  8. Avoid evil company- Watch where you go. Before going anyway, ask yourself, would the spirit of God like to be with me in this place? Flee from ungodly places. Don’t go where Jesus will not go.
  9. Avoid fear- You are a temple of God, you cannot be destroyed by Satan. Avoid fear of sudden death, accident, assassination etc. The spirit of God inside you will keep you from all harm.
  10. Be a good Christian- You are a carrier of God’s spirit. There is God in you, let your character show forth His praises.

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Should students or children pay tithes?

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But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth- Deuteronomy 8 vs 18

About three decades  ago, my Late father was furious with my elder brother because the latter decided to pay  tithes out of the N500 (five hundred naira) bursary awarded my brother by the the Oyo State Government.

My brother was then a student of the University of Ibadan. The argument of my father was that the bursary was not an earned income, and   my elder brother should have devoted it wholly to his expenses on the campus, especially when the family was then in dire financial straits.

Thirty years later, I faced a similar situation.  I normally send pocket money to my son who is an undergraduate of a Nigerian university. Yesterday, he phoned to inform me that he had spent about one third of his pocket money I sent to him few days ago (for the month of May 2015) for church related expenses, including of course, a tithe of the pocket money. The implication of e this is that, I have to send more money before the end of the month, as the church related expenses have eaten into his pocket money.

I did not know how best to respond when he gave me this information. I remembered the situation my late father faced and wondered whether my father (in retrospect) was right or wrong. My first reaction was to inform my son that if he decides to spend the money meant for his feeding and books on church related expenses, then that should be his own business.

But I restrained myself and meditated on the situation. Should I encourage my son to tithe from the pocket money I give him?

I finally decided that I should not discourage him. Though the money he is tithing from is not his earned income, it is a financial increase for him, for which he should remember his Creator in line with Deuteronomy 8 vs 18.

More importantly, it is good to train our children on how to tithe from an early age. When they grow up and start to earn income, they will not have any problem tithing. In any case, tithes should not be paid only from earned income, but an financial increase coming to us. So, in my son case, the pocket money I sent to him represented a financial increase.

In any case, I thought I should not discourage him from building a personal relationship with God.

Also as a friend  counselled, the underlying principle of giving to God, is an expression of God’s love towards God…and any child who is old enough to recognize that and wishes to express it should not be discouraged, but can be guided.

 

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How to make and keep New Year resolutions

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Power for Keeping Resolutions
by Evangelist Godwin
      
It’s December 31st, just few hours away from the New Year, you are set on making a countless number of resolutions again. Most of the resolution goes like this: It’s time to quite smoking and drinking, it’s time to be faithful to my spouse, it’s time to get out of drugs, it’s time to stop spending all my time in the bars and night clubs, it’s time to stop bribery and corruption, it’s time to stop selling my body as a prostitute, it’s time to stop raping and killing innocent people, it’s time to flee from sexual immorality, it’s time to escape from pornographic bondage.
The list is endless. Resolutions upon resolutions! You make unprecedented vows never to do those things again. Lo and behold! It is just one week into the New Year you did them again. In fact, you even got worse than you were before the resolution.
 
In your helpless and confused condition you shout within yourself, “who shall deliver me from this burden of sin.” Dear friend, there is only one way out: Jesus Christ. No amount of resolutions will stop you from sinning. The power to cleanse and forgive you is in Jesus. Jesus Christ said, “come unto me all ye that labor and heavy laden, I will give you rest.” Looking for freedom from the bondage of sin? Jesus Christ is closer than you think. “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit.”
 
In this coming New Year, do not take God for granted. Do not use the excuse of the fact that God is merciful to continue in your deliberate sinful disobedient to God. Remember that God is also a God of judgment. Why not use this time to go quietly go on your knees and asked the Lord Jesus Christ to come into your heart.
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Jesus says in Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” This is an awesome opportunity to open the door of your heart and let the Lord of the New Year, Jesus Christ, to come into your life.
 
Dearly beloved, remember that as we approach the New Year, the biggest and the most important resolution you can make is to walk closer with God. Remember that you have no power of your own to make your resolutions to become a reality. Lay it all at the feet of Jesus and He will give you power to keep all your resolutions.
 
Blessed are your eyes for reading this message. Please, don’t let this message die, read it again and pass it to others. We will meet in heaven if you do them.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

 

 

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How to control/overcome anger, bitterness, and depression

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Psalm 30 vs 5: His anger lasts only a moment

  1. Several scriptures in the Bible records God as being angry especially against His enemies and those that disobey him.
  2. But the goodnews is that His anger lasts only for a moment, and His mercies endureth for ever.
  3. It seems unbelievable that God could only be angry for just a moment.
  4. If His anger lasts only for a moment, it means this moment He is angry, the next moment, He is happy with you.
  5. How long does your anger last?
  6. For some of us it is a lifetime, for some of us it is  for some of us it is a decade, for some of us if is for years, for some of us it is  for months, for some of us it is for weeks, for some of us it is for days, for some of us it is for minutes, for some of us it is for seconds.
  7. If your anger lasts more than a moment, know that you have not met the pass mark.
  8. Anger that last for a moment may be a disqualification from making heaven.
  9. May our angers not take us to hell in Jesus name
  10. May God give us the grace to forgive, the moment we are offended in Jesus name

 

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How to overcome temptations: If sinners entice thee..

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 My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent- Proverbs 1 vs 10

  1. The commonest form of enticement is money, getting money illegally. Money that you are not legitimately entitled. Bribery and Corruption are twin sisters in this regard.
  2. You can be enticed by a woman to fulfill a sexual lust. This may ultimately need to various forms of sexual perversion.
  3. You can be enticed by naked photographs of strange women- pornography.
  4. You can be enticed by greed, getting more than you require, more than you are entitled, more than you need, or more than is fair to you.
  5. You can be enticed by jealousy and envy to commit sins in order to live ‘big’ like  your friends and peers.
  6. You can be enticed by evil friends, unbelievers, and sinners. Watch your friends. If you move with sinners, you will likely end up being enticed.
  7. You can be enticed by an adventurous spirit.  You just want to try smoking, and try drinking strong wine to have an idea of how it feels. Sins are to be avoided, not to be experimented.

 

Prayer: I receive power today to overcome sin in Jesus name

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Sermon: Evils of Television programmes

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Ephesians 5:16 King James – 

16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Televisions as a bondage

 

There are several positive and negative sides of the Television. Since we all know the positive side, this article shall dwell on the negative sides, and how we need to carefully handle this to avoid its repercussions.

television evils

  1. Television could become an addiction, taking of your interests and attention from other necessary duties.
  2. Television could gradually break the bond between a nuclear, as they are more tuned to programmes being aired rather than communicating between themselves.
  3. Television could become a time waster, if we spent most of the time watching entertainment Programmes that don’t have value to our lives.
  4. Television could decrease productivity, if we stay glued to Programmes instead of reading, working, studying, or praying.
  5. Television could decrease our spiritual growth as there is always one programme or the other to watch, which takes off the time we should spend reading the bible or praying. Have you ever considered the time you spend watching Christian programmes compared to other non-christian programmes?
  6. Television could kill our prayer life, especially night prayers; as it is very difficult to pray after watching movies and programmes till late night.
  7. Television programmes could subtly introduce sin, lust, idolatry, godlessness, lust, and evil spirits into a home or family as most of the ‘action, adventurous, and romantic’ movies we love to watch are really glorifying Satan. There is no neutral television programme, it is either it is glorifying God or Satan.
  8. Television could be a time waster; as addiction to its programmes could decrease human productivity. If you are football fan, you are likely spending your Saturday and Sunday afternoons/evenings watching Premiership games, La liga, etc.
  9. Football could become idolatry. Millions have turned football clubs into their gods and football stars into their idols. Football has taken our attention from God into clubs. People are now more passionate about football and sports rather than Christianity. And the Television is the chief medium that binds the human race to this new religion.
  10. Television reduces family income that could have been better spend on essentials. Many people pay more to watch games in viewing centres or to subscribe to cable channels offering favourite programmes. I used to have a neighbor who prefers to go hungry and save money in order to watch English premiership games. Even when he could not put food on the table for his household, he would still be able to raise money to watch premiership games at viewing centres.
  11. Television could reduce the productivity of our children. Have you noticed that school pupils find it difficult to do their homework these days, as they are addicted to mobile phones and television programmes?
  12. Television could breed laziness, disobedience, idleness, and bad manners at home. Parents now find it difficult to take the attention of their children off the television. When you are talking to them- they are watching television; when you send them on errands- they are glued to the television; and even when they are eating—they are still busy watching television programmes intermittently.
  13. Television could reduce moral standards at homes. Television movies are full of sex, money, and status. Kids watch it with or without parental consent. Children have become exposed to kissing, love making, etc at a very young age, and there is a tendency for them to wish to practice what they are seeing.
  14. May God deliver us from evil television programmes in Jesus name

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Attributes and Characteristics of Abraham- friend of God

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  1. He was loved by God- Genesis 12 vs 2
  2. He was called by God- Genesis 12 vs 2
  3. He was obedient to God’s call- Genesis 12 vs 4
  4. God fought for him and his household; God withheld Pharaoh from taking over Sarah, Abraham’s wife- Genesis 12 vs 17
  5. He was very rich; he bequeathed riches to his children- Genesis 13 vs 2; 25 vs 7
  6. God blessed him in all things- Genesis 12 vs 2; 24 vs 1
  7. He was a blessing to others- Genesis 12 vs 2
  8. He was a Peacemaker, not proud, greedy, or haughty; he proposed a peaceful solution between his household and that of Lot over access to grazing land for their cattle- Genesis 14 vs 9
  9. God made a covenant with him and his descedants- Genesis 13 vs 15; 17 vs 4
  10. He worshipped God, though all people around him were evil- Genesis 13 vs 13; 13 vs 18
  11. He was the first person to pay tithes to a Priest of God-Genesis 14 vs 20
  12. God was always appearing to him- Genesis 17 vs 1; 12 vs 1; 13 vs 14; 18 vs 1
  13. God did a naming ceremony for him- Genesis 17 vs 5
  14. He was God’s adviser, friend, companion, and confidant. God chatted with him one on one- Genesis 18 vs 33abraham
  15. God plagued his enemies with sickness; there was barreness in Abimelech’s house because he took over Sarah, Abraham’s wfe- Genesis 18 vs 32
  16. God rolled away his reproach and that of his wife- Genesis 21 vs 1
  17. God was faithful to him, and fulfilled all He promised him- Genesis 21 vs 2
  18. He was stupidly obedient to God; willing to sacrifice his only son to God- Genesis 22 vs 2
  19. He experiences divine provision- Genesis 22 vs 14
  20. He lived long and died at a good old age- Genesis 13 vs 1; 24 vs 1; 25 vs 7

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How to live a victorious Christian life

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By Pastor Kosmi Ilegogie

Reference texts: Acts Chapter 2 vs 4; James 1 vs 14-15; Ephesians 5

1. Dont allow anything to keep your from the Word of God.

2. Dont allow anything to keep you from the altar of prayer.kosmi

3. Always be joyous in Christ. Have a personal joy pattern. Sometimes just rejoice without musical instruments. Dont depend on musical instruments before you rejoice.Always dance for joy with or without musical instruments.

4. Always pray in the Holy Ghost. When you are filled to the spirit it is easy to submit, but when you are full of the flesh, you wouldn’t be submissive.

5. Avoid lusts and rebellion- Lust is love for which is forbidden. Rebellion is resistant to lawful authority and refusal to accept authority. Prayers and the Word of God are two things that will keep you from the state of lusts and state of rebellion. Lust is watching English Premiership League, when you are supposed to be in Church. The Bible warns you to flee from youthful lusts!

6. Always declare God’s goodness and Wonderful works

7. Set your affections on things above.

Confessions
I am not unlawful, I am not rebellious, I stay under authority in Jesus name.

Prayers
1. I stand against the spirit of lust and rebellion in Jesus name

2. I mortify the deeds of the flesh by the blood of Jesus.

3. I declare victory over death, over sorrow, over lust, over rebellion in Jesus name.

4. I am delivered from spirit of lust and rebellion today in Jesus name

Deliverance prayers: I cast out my failures

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Mathew 11 vs 28: Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

  1. I cast my problems into sea, they shall rise no more in Jesus name
  2. I cast my burden into the consuming fire of God of Elijah
  3. I cast my Pharaohs into the red sea in Jesus name
  4. I cast my sickness into River Jordan in Jesus name
  5. I cast out demons into the pit of hell in Jesus name
  6. I cast out my yokes unto Jesus
  7. I cast my sin on the blood of Jesus.

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What is the grace of God?

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I need the grace of God is the urgent cry of someone. How does the Bible define the grace of God and how can we receive it?

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. ( Genesis 6:8)

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  1. Grace is divine favour
  2. Grace is divine selection
  3.  Grace turns weaknesses to strength
  4. Grace overlooks failuresgrace of God
  5. Grace heralds success

Prayer

  • I receive grace to succeed where I deserve to fail in Jesus name
  • I receive grace to be appointed where I deserve to be disappointed.

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How to avoid getting angry, mad, and bitter, all the time

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 Anger is an evil spirit that will deprive you of divine blessings. The Holy Spirit can not work in an atmosphere of anger and wrath, and you need to walk in the peace of God to live a fulfilled christian life

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James 1 vs. 19-Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry

  1. Best way to avoid anger is by Holding your peace, Holding your tongue, and         Closing your mouthanger
  1. Anger begins from the heart but manifest through the mouth and hands.
  2. You need to keep sealed lips and disallow spirit of anger from possessing you.
  3. The lesser you speak, the holier you become.

Prayer

  • I arrest the spirit of anger in Jesus name
  • Spirit of anger, you shall not rule over me in Jesus name

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