Is Jesus Christ truly coming back?

 
Memorise: “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” ( Rev 22:12)

Read: John 14:1-3

In Matthew 28:5, an angel told the women who came to the tomb of Jesus not to fear because they sought after Jesus. When you seek Jesus, He will protect you from every evil. When you seek Jesus, everything else you forsook in the process will seek after you (Matt 6:33).It is wisdom to seek Jesus. The wise men sought Him and their joy was full and they received direction from Heaven (Matt 2:9-12). Whom are you seeking – Jesus or material things? Some people are afraid of tomorrow. They fear that there might be a war. Even if there is one, the One who lives forever will protect you from its effects. If the Lord says you should not be afraid but you continue to live in fear, He may not be able to help you.

Fear in your heart limits His power and might.

Fear only what He says you should fear -God, and refuse to fear anything else.

Apart from the fact that Jesus rose from the dead, He is coming back again. Revelation 22:12 says, “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be”. The Lord is coming. John 14:1-3 says one reason He went away was because of you and I. He went to prepare a place for us. He is coming to take us to those prepared mansions. Are you ready?

He is coming. The signs of His return surround us: the move towards a cashless society, increase in knowledge- for instance through the internet, lots of people growing cold in the Lord, etc. But even if He tarries, when your time comes to leave the scene, you will go. Each time somebody passes on to glory, for that fellow, the Lord has returned.

When I was the PFN president, a young man preached a sermon on the second coming of Christ in one of our conferences. He tried to prove with reasons that His coming was at hand. At the end of it, I came to make a comment. I wanted to say if the Lord tarries, you may still go but because a bishop just passed on and I did not want them to think I was referring to him, I said, if you do not believe all we have said concerning His second coming, believe it because the Bible said so. A few days later the young man who preached the sermon passed away in his sleep. He is coming. But are you ready?

What is that thing that can disqualify you from Heaven? Deal with it today before it is too late.

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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Writing a prayer request

 
Memorise: “For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness” (Ps107:9)

Read: 2 Kings 5:5-7

After the little maid in Naaman’s house had convinced everyone who cared to know that healing was awaiting her master in Israel, the king of Syria took it from there. He wrote the Israeli king that he must cure Naaman of his leprosy. The maid clearly told them where to go – to the national prophet – Elisha but they wrote to the king. This is some diversion.One reason many needs or desires are not met is because they are misplaced. Misplaced requests never get to their destination. In Genesis 30:1-2, Rachel was desperately in need of children. She had tried all she knew how to. One day, she grabbed her husband Jacob by the collar and told him: “It is either you give me children today or I die”. Once again a good request was misplaced. No man gives children because Psalm 127:3 says they are from God.

Asking your spouse for a child is a good but misplaced request. It is essential that requests be properly channelled to the appropriate quarters for action to be taken on them. Some wives or children make good but misplaced requests of their husbands and parents. You are asking the wrong person. Some wives nag their husbands over a particular need to the point that instead of being met, it stirs up anger as in the case of Rachel and Jacob.

“Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” (Phil 4:6). This scripture did not say you should channel some, but all your requests to God. It did not say take all these requests to your husband or father. Why? James 1:17 says every good thing comes from God, not your spouse.

Psalm 107:9 says, “For prayerequestshe satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness”. Although parents should provide for their households or they are worse than unbelievers, they must not be turned into your source. Your spouse is not your source. Your father is not your source: God is your source.

When you have a need, before you make it known to your parents or spouse, first tell your Source – the Lord Jesus Christ. He will decide how the need will be met. If you cultivate the habit of going to God concerning every need, it will save you time and bring your desired results.

Re-address your misdirected requests to the appropriate person – The El-Shaddai.

 

By Pastor Enich Adeboye

 

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Deliverance by the Blood of Jesus

By Babatope Babalobi

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The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. Exodus 12 vs 13.

King James Bible Mathew 6 vs 34-Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof.

I will like to relate three testimonies based on personal  experiences that prove to me that the blood of Jesus can deliver you from falling from any evil.

My first testimony is my deliverance from armed robbery. About four years ago, , about seven  armed robbers with guns, pistols, and other dangerous weapons visited my house.. One of them had knocked on the front door, and I opened the door thinking the person knocking was a visitor. As soon as the door was opened,  and they sighted me, the leader pointed a gun at me. Continue reading

ADEBOYE: qualities of leadership

PASTOR ADEBOYE

Memorise: “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps” (1 Pet 2:21)

Read: Proverbs 3:5-6

Ants are very unique creatures we must learn from. Their size is so negligible that you can easily tread on them unknowingly. Yet, they keep amazing us with their feats.

Proverbs 6:7 says they do not need guides, overseers or rulers to achieve their goals. You can hardly say that of any human being. Jeremiah 10:23 says, “O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps”. Human beings are so limited that they cannot see beyond their nose.

This is why you must acquaint God with all your plans and receive His direction. The other thing to note here is that ants do not need physical guides, overseers or rulers because God steps ahead of them, and they follow. 1 Peter 2:21 says, “For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps”.

Like God has gone ahead of the ants, Christ has gone ahead of us. His footprints are everywhere for us to see and follow but unlike ants, we refuse to follow them.

Rather than follow the steps of the Master, we are searching for the footprints of mortals. As long as you refuse to take His steps, you will continue to be in want of direction, unlike ants.

Another lesson here is that ants have a high level of initiative. For you to be without external direction and yet achieve laudable goals and objectives, you must have a good dose of initiative. Initiative refers to the ability to know what is appropriate to do, and go ahead and do it without being told. If you must succeed in secular and ministerial assignments, you must have initiative.

This virtue distinguishes the men from the boys, managers from subordinates, the outstanding from mediocres. If you see something going wrong and cannot take a bold step to prevent or correct it, you may simply be lacking initiative.

One trait that is sought for in leaders and those who would be chosen to lead their peers is initiative. The more of it you have, the less of external direction you require to succeed. The fellow who always awaits orders before knowing what to do, may never amount to anything in life. Those with initiative think ahead. They think for their leaders. They are proactive.

They complain less but act more. They are problem solvers. They are self-motivated. How much initiative do you apply in your daily assignments? A child with initiative will perform assignments, take steps to forestall problems and answer unasked questions. In the process, he develops into a great thinker, inventor or creator. Do you have initiative?


Ask God for this leadership trait today.

Bishop Jakes on New year resolutions

Cut the cord

Ezra 10:11

So often I want to tell,women,“Go out and buy yourself a pair of scissor and write on the blades, ‘cut the cord! May be that would remain them to disassociate themselves from their past.

There are things you need to cut away from your life. There are relationships you need to serve. There are habits you need to amputate from your daily routine. Don’t allow a guilt trip from the past to strangle you or cling to you or trip you up. Go ahead cut the cord! Continue reading

Bishop Jakes: Understanding the Grace of God


T.D Jakes

Psalm 91:1-13

In the process of creating Eve, the mother of all living, God’s timing was crucial. He did not unveil her until everything she needed was provided. From establishment to relationship, all things were in order. Woman was mean to be covered, to be nurtured and protected. Originally, Adam was her covering.

My sister even, as a child, you were made to be covered. If someone “uncovered” you, there is a feeling of being violated. Even these feeling are suppressed, they are still powerful. I think it is interesting that when the Bible talks about incest, it uses the word uncovered.

Sexual abuse violated the covering of the family and responsible persona whom you looked to from guidance. This stripping away of relationships leaves you exposed and valuable to the reality of corrupt, lust imaginations. Like fruit peeled too soon, it is wrong to uncover what God wished to remain protected.

To molest a child is to uncover her to leave her feeling unprotected. Do you realized that one of the things the blood of Jesus Christ does is to cover us? Like Noah’s sons who covered the father’s nakedness, the blood of Jesus will cover the uncovered. He will not allow spending the rest of your life exposed and violated.

Reach out and embrace the fact that God has been watch over you, all your life. My sister, he covers you, clothes you are blesses you, rejoice in Him in spite of the broken places.

God’s grace is sufficient for your needs and your scars. He will anoint you with oil. The anointing oil is upon you now.

Bishop Jakes sermon on answered prayers

By

T.D. Jakes

JOB 23:10

Some of the greatest challenges to our faith are those moments when we must endure the cold of a disappointment when we fail to receive what we have anticipated.

I know fist and the sinking feeling of dejection that comes into your heart when things fall through. It feels almost as through an earthquake has struck in your heart. The very things you were counting on and standing n have slipped from under you and something inside you begins to sink.

The floor gives way, and everything you have planned seems meaningless. The temptation is to have an all-out party-complete with candles cake, and ice cream!

There is no shield that can keep away the days that come to teach our hearts submission to God’s will and purpose for us. There are no cards that are so poetic, no roses that are so fragrant that they dismiss the tingling sensations of brokenness that come upon us when we see our expectations cave in.

it’s a feeling that will bring the most mature person into a fetal position. It comes as if it will not leave, but you can be sure that is not so. It will go, and the sun will come again and rebuke the clouds that have hidden the light of God’s purpose from shining through to you.

There is within the human capacity a tenacious survival instinct that kicks in when we are at our lowest. It enables us to succeed through the storms of life. They will come, but they will not overthrow you if you learn to trust God even when you can’t trace Him.

He is so wise. He knows the greater truths that can only be realized by eyes that vans behold today and tomorrow in one glance. He vision supersedes our nearsighted requests centered on the thirst of the day and not the droughts of the future.

He must, as a good Father, deny requests that would insult the greater destiny he has prepared for those who are when you would be endangered by a positive response. In short, He loves you enough to say no!

You may not know why you have had to face the chilling winds of despair, but trust His love. Trust God to renew you. And just live on.


Bishop Jakes sermon on Trust in God

T.D Jakes

JOB 23:10

Some of the greatest challenges to our faith are those moments when we must endure the cold of a disappointment when we fail to receive what we have anticipated.

I know fist and the sinking feeling of dejection that comes into your heart when things fall through. It feels almost as through an earthquake has struck in your heart.

The very things you were counting on and standing n have slipped from under you and something inside you begins to sink. The floor gives way, and everything you have planned seems meaningless. The temptation is to have an all-out party-complete with candles cake, and ice cream!

There is no shield that can keep away the days that come to teach our hearts submission to God’s will and purpose for us.

There are no cards that are so poetic, no roses that are so fragrant that they dismiss the tingling sensations of brokenness that come upon us when w see our expectations cave in. it’s a feeling that will bring the most mature person into a fetal position. It comes as if it will not leave, but you can be sure that is not so.

It will go, and the sun will come again and rebuke the clouds that have hidden the light of God’s purpose from shining through to you.

There is within the human capacity a tenacious survival instinct that kicks in when we are at our lowest. It enables us to succeed through the storms of life. They will come, but they will not overthrow you if you learn to trust God even when you can’t trace Him.

He is so wise. He knows the greater truths that can only be realized by eyes that vans behold today and tomorrow in one glance.

He vision supersedes our nearsighted requests centered on the thirst of the day and not the droughts of the future. He must, as a good Father, deny requests that would insult the greater destiny he has prepared for those who are when you would be endangered by a positive response.

In short, He loves you enough to say no! You may not know why you have had to face the chilling winds of despair, but trust His love. Trust God to renew you. And just live on.

Bishop T.D. Jakes sermon on solving problems


By

T.D. Jakes

PSALM 90:8

One of the main reasons women doesn’t share their problems is this: they are told they shouldn’t have problems-especially after they are save!

In Hebrews 11, we find a list of people who are often called the heroes of the faith. On that list you’ll see Noah Abraham and Sarah and Moses’ and Rahab and Gideon and David and Samuel and all the prophets. The amazing thing is that every one of these giant of faith had a problem.

The bible says that some of these heroes were tortured and mocked and scourged and imprisoned and stoned and swan asunder. It says they were afflicted and tormented, and that some of them wandered in deserts and lived in caves.

God’s people have problem was a private problem. It was a public problem. It was a problem that could be in meeting where the women were wearing silk dresses and diamond jewelry and sequined jackets. They were looking good. But I wasn’t fooled. I knew that every imaginable secret was present in that room. That room was filled with private problems.

Sister Rape was present. Sis Child Abuse came along sister Crack Cocaine was there. Sis Battered Wife Depress was sitting right by her side. All the girls were there that night. They are present in any large gathering of women any where in our nation at any  time. The fact that you have a problem is not what matters. What matters is what you choose to do about it.

This woman made the right choice about were to take her problem. Now, she didn’t make the right choice immediately, but she made it ultimately. She had suffered for twelve years and had spent all her money on doctors.

Be careful who you allow to help you. That person who is so eager to treat you may be after your money. Be careful whom you trust with your problem. That person may not be worthy of your trust.

Be careful whom you invited into your confidence. That person may gossip about you behind your back. Beware of the counsel of the ungodly. They’ll give you plenty of advice, but they can give you any lasting help.

If you are going to seek out someone to help you, seek out someone who knows the Answer. Find someone who will say to you Jesus is on the way. Jesus is coming Jesus is the Healer. Jesus is the Problem-Solver. Jesus is the one who can plug the problem that is draining you dry. Reach out and touch Him by faith!

Great Deliverance from evil plantations and strange movements

By
D.K. Olukoya

Psalm 18:50
*For personal deliverance exercises.
Great deliverance is a function of freedom from sin, self and satan. It also includes having authority and dominion over all things. This would be your lost as you draw a battle line with anti-deliverance forces.
Psalm 18:50: “Great deliverance giveth he to his king of bondage. The bondage can be in the form of yokes, covenants, causes, spiritual, chain, additions, etc.

Praise & Worship

1. I command every evil plantation in my life: come out with all your roots, in the name of Jesus! (Lay your hands on your stomach and keep repeating the emphasized area.)
2. Evil strangers in my body, come all the way out of your hiding places in the mighty name of Jesus
3. Let all avenue of eating or drinking spiritual poisons be closed, in the name of Jesus Let all avenue of eating spiritual poisons be closed, in the name of Jesus
4. I cough out and vomit any foot eaten from the table of the devil, in the name of Jesus. (Cough them out and vomit them in faith. Prime the expulsion.)
5. Let all negative material circulating inn my blood stream be evacuated, in the name of Jesus.

Tips on good parenting and preparation for motherhood

By
Bishop T.D Jakes

God grants some women the unique honor and blessing of becoming mothers. When you have children, hold them, love then care for t hem empower them. But understand that you are only temporary stewards. Your children belong to God. They will grow up and leave.

They were not meant to be grasped or clung to – as if you really could freeze a moment. No, moments cannot be frozen, but will be allowed to hold memories. If you are good at mothering, you will hold the memories and release the child.

If you cannot do that, you will destroy the memories by corrupting the relationship between you and the little chick whose development has outgrown the shell of your parenting.

Many women come close to losing their relationship with their children. They feel betrayed by the growth of the children they trained. They have trained the children to be productivity and then have failed to prepare themselves for that growth-not just the growth of the body but also the growth of the person, the development of personalities and preference.

 They feel that the children belligerent when in truth many of the children are just independent. Of course, there are children who grow to be calloused. I pray that you will be spared the disappointment of that experience.

But even if your parenting goes well, there will still be moments when you see your children slipping through your fingers like grains of sand. For many mothers who once struggled to wean the child from tender breasts, it is later a struggle to wean the mother from the child!

Letting go is especially painful when you allow your relationship with your child to become cluttered like an attic stuffed with things that belong somewhere else often there are misplaced passions dumped on the child to compensate for loneliness in other area.

Because there was no place to put them, they were shoved into the attic. Often it is love that should have been invested in a spouse, but there was no spouse or no capacity in the spouse to be loved. So the love was dumped on a child. This is not a healthy love; it is obsessive.

Every good mother, sooner or later, must understand she is denied ownership; she is merely granted steward. This is so important.

Jakes semon on Healing by Jesus

By
Bishop T.D Jakes

Psalm 103: 1-5
When Jesus encountered the infirm woman of Luke 13, He call out to her. There may have been many fine women present that day, but the Lord didn’t call them forward. #

He reached around all of them and found that crippled woman in the back. He called forth the wounded, hunting woman with a past been destroyed by the intrusion of vicious circumstances.
The infirm woman must have though, He wants me. He wants me, I’m frayed and worn, but he wants me. I have been through trouble. I have been through trauma, but wants me!” she make may have though on one would ever want her again. But Jesus wanted her. He had a plan.

She may have known that it would take a while to pt her life back together. She had many things to overcome. She was handicapped. She was probably filed with insecurities. Yet Jesus still called her forward to received His touch.
If you can identify with the feeling of this infirm woman, then know that He’s waiting on you because He wants you. He sees your struggle and He knows all about your pain.

He knows what happened to you eighteen years ago and ten years ago and last week. With patience He waits for you as the father waited for the prodigal son (see Luke 15:11-32). Jesus says to the hurting and the crippled, “I want you enough to wait for you to hobble your way back home.”

Now God says, “I’m going to deliver you and heal you. I’m going to renew and release you. I’m going to tell you who you are. I’m ready to reveal to you why you had to go through what you did to become what you will become.” He says, I’m going to tell you a secret, something just between you and me.

No one else knows. Your boyfriend doesn’t know. Your father, uncle, brother, or whoever abused you doesn’t know. This is the secret: you’re the daughter of a king. Your Father is the King.

When that woman came to Jesus, He proclaimed her freedom. Now she stands erect for the first time in eighteen years. When you come to Jesus, He will cause you to stand in His strength. You will know important you are to Him. Part of your recovery is to learn how to stand up and live in the “now” of today instead of the “then” of yesterday.

I proclaim victory to the abused: you will recover the loss you suffered at the hands of your abuser. You will get back every stolen item. You will reclaim your-esteem, your self-respect, your integrity.

There is a healing going into your spirit right now. I speak of life to you. I speak deliverance to you. I speak restoration to you. All in the mighty name of Jesus-the invincible, all power, everlasting name of Jesus!

Jakes sermons on Jesus The Great Comforter

By
Bishop T.D Jakes

From a window’s heart
O God! My heart hurts with a pain I have never known before! I need hope and I need help, lunch invitations and other opportunities for distraction, but even their love. Cannot reach the pit of my soul that is in so much pain. My loose has left me feeling lost and alone.

His death ended what we had together and what we were together-one flesh, one mind, one spirit.

I do not want to face the world by myself. Pull me back to life from the grave of my grief. Heal the aching of my soul soften the stabling pains I feel when everything I see reminds me of the one I love. Deliver me from feeling guilty over things I wish had been different between is.

Help me to realize that the knew things I wish I had said more often speak to me the living words that only you can utter. Send me the kind of comfort that only comes from heaven.

You are the only man in my life now; I am leaning on your love. Bring the light of your presence to this dark place I’m in. restore me with the tenderness of your mercy, until I am strong and whole again.

Jakes: God has a destiny for you

Psalm 45:11
By
Bishop T.D. Jakes

Every woman who walks with God walk through storms winds and rain O woman of God, your life are filled with challenges and victories, smiles and tears. You are like a sweet salve mixed by an apothecary.

You are careful blend of life’s many spices. Your personality is a pot pouring of so many difference things those years, of knowing you will not reveal everything that makes you who you are. You are carefully concocted and slowly simmered, stirred patiently by the Lord.

It is amazing how deliberate God is in preparing you for you destiny. He knows what event it will take to bring you to a place of maturity in Him. He is your Lord.

It does not take long to realize that though you may have many admirers, friends and family, none will ever take the place of your Lord. His place in your life is the foundation of every success you will ever enjoy. He will be there in every moment of pain and glory

. He is the force that brings all the piece of your life together. It is His tender Love for you that keeps your mind from breaking under the stress of life. And when all is said and done no one can comfort you or hold you like He can.

You may be prosperous in your business, secure in your relationships confident in whom you are, but it is all because of Him. It knows Him that gives you the grace to endure transitions, to withstand opposition, and to deflect the ammunition of the enemy.

 He enables you to know when the day is at its end. He will watch you through the night and His kiss will bring you out of your sleep come dawn. He is your Lord.

Oh yes, for men it is a privilege to know and love, hold and touch a lady of excellence. It is an honor to be born out of your womb. It is a distinct privilege to take your hand in marriage. It is a joy to hear the laughter that comes from the mouth of a woman whose heart is filled with love and peace.

We watch you like admirer in a museum. We appreciate you like connoisseurs of fine cuisine. But, when all is said and done, there is a part of your life that none can touch-but your Lord.

So know Him and love Him and worship Him. Of all the men on earth, no one can speak to your spirit or heal your hear like your Lord.

Benefits of walking with God and worshipping God

Psalm 45:11
By
Bishop T.D. Jakes

Every woman who walks with God walk through storms winds and rain O woman of God, your life is filled with challenges and victories, smiles and tears. You are like a sweet salve mixed by an apothecary. You are careful blend of life’s many spices.

Your personality is a pot pouring of so many difference things that years, of knowing you will not reveal everything that makes you who you are. You are carefully concocted and slowly simmered, stirred patiently by the Lord. It is amazing how deliberate God is in preparing you for you destiny. He knows what event it will take to bring you to a place of maturity in Him. He is your Lord.

It does not take long to realize that though you may have many admirers, friends and family, none will ever take the place of your Lord. His place in your life is the foundation of every success you will ever enjoy. He will be there in every moment of pain and glory.

He is the force that brings all the piece of your life together. It is His tender Love for you that keeps your mind from breaking under the stress of life. And when all is said and done no one can comfort you or hold you like He can.

You may be prosperous in your business, secure in your relationships confident in whom you are, but it is all because of Him. It knows Him that gives you the grace to endure transitions, to withstand opposition, and to deflect the ammunition of the enemy.

He enables you to know when the day is at its end. He will watch you through the night and His kiss will bring you out of your sleep come dawn. He is your Lord.

Oh yes, for men it is a privilege to know and love, hold and touch a lady of excellence. It is an honor to be born out of your womb. It is a distinct privilege to take your hand in marriage.

It is a joy to hear the laughter that comes from the mouth of a woman whose heart is filled with love and peace.

We watch you like admirer in a museum. We appreciate you like connoisseurs of fine cuisine. But, when all is said and done, there is a part of your life that none can touch-but you’re Lord.

So know Him and love Him and worship Him. Of all the men on earth, no one can speak to your spirit or heal your hear like your Lord.

Christian morning prayers for streght and faith

Lord, I am weary of the Lords I’m carrying. The business of living has drained the life out of me. And I am just so tried. I don’t think I can face another day. It’s not just sleep I need. I need real rest.

 

My body needs to rest: my mind needs to rest; even my spirit needs to rest. I need to be renewed from the inside out. And you say, wait. “Wait  upon the Lord, and He shall renew your strength.” I am so weary, Lord that waiting will take all I’ve got.

 

            You promise “quiet resting places” You promise Quietness and assurance forever”. That is what I need. I need to run and hide and rest. O God, bring the river of your life to me. Let it flow and refresh every weary, worn-out place in me.

 

            I want to lie down before the throne of your grace and rest in your presence, my Lord. You call me away to a peaceful, quiet place in you.

God, I thank you for rest. I thank you for rescuing me from my weariness and for renewing me day by day.

 

Jakes on strength for christian growth

Ecclesiastes 4:10

 

Every woman has her very own tailor-made infirmity – her place of weakness. Whoever you are, the enemy has been studying you all of your life-spying on you, checking you out figuring out which temptation will work best on you. He’s not going to bring you ice cream if you like chocolate candy.

 

 He knows your weakness, maybe better than you do, and he knows what is most likely to tempt you to sin, worry or doubt.

 

In case you haven’t experienced this truth yet, let me tell you that church people are prejudiced when it comes to sin. They tend to classify sin in two categories: accepted and unaccepted. if they can relate to your sin – if your weakness is not the same as theirs-it will be unacceptable. In fact, you’ll probably be condemned without benefit of judge, jury, or trial.

 

We all tend to gravitate toward people who have similar infirmities and there’s danger in that. If we hang around people who are just like we are, we become comfortable calling right wrong or thinking the abnormal is normal. We feed the sin in them and they feed the sin in us.

 

We help their weakness continue, and they help ours. Instead of healing one another, we make one another worse. In the mercy of God plan, He brings people into out lives who are strong  in area where we are weak and people who are weak in area where are strong. That way we can truly help one another and bring balance to the body of Christ.

 

When Satan sends his demons out to oppress you, they already have a portfolio on you. They know exactly which buttons to push and exactly which order to push them in. they know particular infirmities. Those demons knows if your father never liked you and if your mother was partial to your older sister.

 

If your boyfriend rejected you and started going with your best friend. If a teacher said you were stupid and would never amount to anything. Those demons have an entire profile worked up on you so that they won’t have to waste time experimenting on which temptations are going to work best. They know just where you are vulnerable.

 

In the beautiful old King James Version of the Bible, Jesus said the woman with a spirit of infirmity, “Woman, thou are loose from thine infirmity” Luke13:12). Jesus knew exactly what was wrong with her. He new the very weakness that had her bound up and bend over.

 

He knows about your infirmity, too. His word to you today is , I’m going to loose you and set you free.” Get ready for him to do it. 

Source: T.D.Jakes

Develop faith in God to overcome problems

 

Psalm 27:13 By

Bishop T.D. Jakes

Let me tell you something about the way things works just before seeds springs forth just before your miracle happens, just before your promise is fulfilled… that when all hell will seem to break out against you.

            Just before you experience the fullness of |God power working in you, that’s when the devil will try to break you. Just before the baby arrives that when the labor pains reach their peak. But while you’re waiting all the making of a miracle are growing inside you.

Before I ever wrote a book, I wrote a letter myself. I said, “Don’t die, and don’t die. It’s going to get better in a minute.” I told myself, “you can make it, you can make it. Don’t give up. I said you’re gone through too much to die now.

You make cry, but don’t die. There’s got to be something else for you there’s got to be a reason you feel the way you fee. There’s got to be a blessing on its way that is better than anything you have ever felt before”

            Those are the very words I believe the Lord wants me to say to you: Don’t die. Don’t die. Don’t die. Keep standing.

Keep standing God is about to give you another seed to birth. He’s about to open up the windows of heaven and pour you out blessing that will be so great you won’t even have room enough to receive it all.

            When God restores you, He will do it so that you are suddenly walking in the light and can hardly recall how dark your life has been. When you move into the fullness of your appointment with God’s destiny, you won’t thing about your past anymore. you won’t have the time or the inclination to dwell on your failures, your mistake, your former life.

You will so busy rising up your miracle and living in your blessing that all the former things in your life will not only be out of your sight and out of your mind but out of your heart.

            You will be free. You will be loosed at the last to do and to be God has appointed to you to do and to be.

Prayers for marriage- Let God intervene and restore my marriage

 

By

Bishop T.D. Jakes 

Lord, can there be revival in our marriage? How can something that started out so fresh now seem so stale? I am torn between all the wear. Our intimacy has lost its spontaneity and our love feels canned and uncreative. I need you to break through the veil of politeness that hides our hushed frustration.

            Give me the grace to forgive the things that seem insensitive  in my husband. Give me strength and creativity, patience and humility. Make my heart race with the passion and affection that once came so freely. Please, father teaches me how to be a good wife. Bind us together.

  I must realize that I will always love an imperfect person, and so will he. Maybe I am learning how you really love me as I reach out to this man who doesn’t always seem in touch with where I am. I see that you love me when I am out of touch with you.

             Most of all, Lord, make me like you. Hover over us.  Fashion me fro my husband and him for me. Breathe fresh like into our love and allow us to be friends again, to laugh and play again. I miss the way it’s used to be. Take us back, dear Lord. Take us back. Than you for knowing what to do with our hearts. I believe there will be change because of you.

Building faith for miracles

Psalm 27:13 By

Bishop T.D. Jakes 

Let me tell you something about the way things works just before seeds springs forth just before your miracle happens, just before your promise is fulfilled… that when all hell will seem to break out against you.

            Just before you experience the fullness of |God power working in you, that’s when the devil will try to break you. Just before the baby arrives that when the labor pains reach their peak. But while you’re waiting all the making of a miracle are growing inside you.

Before I ever wrote a book, I wrote a letter myself. I said, “Don’t die, and don’t die. It’s going to get better in a minute.” I told myself, “you can make it, you can make it. Don’t give up. I said you’re gone through too much to die now. You make cry, but don’t die. There’s got to be something else for you there’s got to be a reason you feel the way you fee. There’s got to be a blessing on its way that is better than anything you have ever felt before”

            Those are the very words I believe the Lord wants me to say to you: Don’t die. Don’t die. Don’t die. Keep standing. Keep standing God is about to give you another seed to birth. He’s about to open up the windows of heaven and pour you out blessing that will be so great you won’t even have room enough to receive it all.

            When God restores you, He will do it so that you are suddenly walking in the light and can hardly recall how dark your life has been.

When you move into the fullness of your appointment with God’s destiny, you won’t thing about your past anymore. you won’t have the time or the inclination to dwell on your failures, your mistake, your former life.

You will so busy rising up your miracle and living in your blessing that all the former things in your life will not only be out of your sight and out of your mind but out of your heart.

            You will be free. You will be loosed at the last to do and to be God has appointed to you to do and to be.

Bishop Jakes sermon on growing faith in God

1 Chronicles 29V18

Your past can cause you to look at life in a way this is less than God’s perspective. A little girl who was abused learns to defend herself by not trusting men. A defensive attitude can accompany you into adulthood. If you have a successfully protected yourself in a certain way in the past, it is natural to continue that pattern thought out life.

Many people live in co-dependent relationships. Others are anesthetized to their problems because they have had them so long. Perhaps you have become so accustomed to your problem that even when you come like a security blanket.

The infirm woman in Luke 13 was completely healed by Jesus‘s touch. She couldn’t help herself no matter how hard she tried. But Jesus unleashed her. He lifted a heavy burden from her shoulders and set her free ( see Luke 13:11-12)

Jesus also took away her excuse. Hearing Him say, “Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity required something of her that she hadn’t had to deal with before. For eighteen years she had excused herself because she was handicapped. But the moment he told her the problem was gone she had no excuse.

Before you get out of trouble you need to straighten out your attitude. Until your attitude is corrected, you can’t be corrected. One woman I pastored was rather obnoxious.

When I prayed about the matter, God allowed me to meet the woman’s husband. Seeing his nasty attitude towards her, I understood when, when she reached down into her reservoir, all she had stored was   hostility. That’s all she had taken in, so that’s all she could give.

You may want everyone to make an allowance for God. As the Bible says in 1 Chronicles 29:18, you’ve got to fix your thought Your attitude, your whole heart on the living God.

You can expect the whole human race to move over because you had a bad childhood. They won’t do it. And you’ll just end up depressed, frustrated, and confused.

Jesus Christ wants to separate you from the source of your bitterness until it no longer makes you a carrier of pain. Your attitude is what affects your situation-not other people’s attitudes toward you. Let go of your old attitude, fix heart on God, and let Him make you whole.

Bishop Jakes deliverance prayers from bondages

 

By

Bishop T.D. Jakes 

Lord I’m living in a house of bondage. And I feel trapped. The place in me that should be holy is haunted. I go from room within myself_ from the den of depression and wrong decisions to the hallway of unhealed heartache. I feast at the table of frustrated ambition.

I drag my wounded ego to bed each night and cover up with affliction. I wake up every morning top greet infirmity again_ fear, anger, and bitter remorse.

  Jesus, come quick! I can’t live in this house anymore! Tear down all my wailing walls. Demolish my pride and my lust. Break the chains of resentment and rejection. S

end the Holy Ghost in power, spirit of Liberty, spirit of life, I cry for you! Spirit of freedom, spirit of victory, fight for me! I am free in Jesus’ name. I declare the Lord’s release to every part of me __suffering spirit, beat-down body, messed –up mind.

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Bishop Jakes: Prayers to God

By

Bishop T.D. Jakes

God, you alone are King of my heart. My Hero,  My Helper,  My confidant, My friend. You are the great and the only Lover of my soul. My Solace, my listener my Amazing one.

Protector, provider, supreme sacrifice,. Source of life and love and all good gifts. You are the River that runs through me, the Rock of Ages beneath me, the God Of Glory above me, the spirit of Life within me.

            My heart beats for your is the love that I lean on. Yours is the hand that I reach for. Yours is the breast my teas find their way to. You are counselor, comforter, and captain of all my ways.

You are the Searcher of my heart, the Keeper of my secrets, the Giver of my dreams. You are all the wonder that is love to me-my most intimate Companion, Dweller in the deepest parts of me.

We walk together now and through all eternity-father and daughter, King and princess, savior and saint, Heaven and earth. The most natural conversation of my day is prayer. You are my favorite

Broken hearted? God is faithful!

 

PSALM 10:14

By

Bishop T.D. Jakes 

I am sad to remind you that many women are disappointed in their natural fathers. Many men do not treat their daughter’s ad the precious little girls and women that they are. These women have an unhealthy concept of father hood is not always the desire of a man’s heart. Some men do love their children with a depth you cannot understand.

Others do not know how to love and end up hurting their children instead. Whether it happened physically, emotionally, sexually, or other wise, there are countless women in our world who have been abused. Amy have been molested and some ostracized. They come in all colors, ages and sizes.

Many wrap their secrets in fur and dress them up with jewelry. Some are staggering down city streets in tattered clothing. In a guttural voice, they have never known love tenderness. Their lives have been a series of disappointments and distress. When you find them, tell them that He sis the one who enabled them to survive the dark places. Tell them He is real

He is the one who enables the broken to break without failing apart He is the one who holds the feeble and comforts the broken. He is the father who rocks the street woman to sleep and holds the beaten prostitute through the night. He is the one who stopped the gun from going off.

He is the one who eased the addict’s pain and gave rest to the nervous and strength to the trembling. He is the father of the fatherless. They may not know that he got them much night when others would have devoured them. He has parented them through circumstances and fed them through the hand of strangers. He hasn’t forgotten the less fortunate or the more fearful. He puts His loving ointments on the secrets of their lives.

Tell these women that God is faithful. They should not blame Him for their pain. They should thank Him for their survival. He is the night watch-man who saves the wounded hearts of broken daughter and gives them the gift of tomorrow. He is the perfect gentlemen, the perfect father.

Sunday school lesson- honour your parents

1 samuel 1:11

 

            It is easier to give your child back to the Lord if you understand from the beginning that they aren’t yours to keep. Hannah was committed to the covenant of motherhood before she ever had a child.

 

            But it is not impossible to gather your faith and turn your children over to God in later years. You are His chosen steward for the children He has given you.

 

            The greatest tragedy is that many mothers end up with resentful children who fell smothered and angry because they are made feel guilty for growing up. Preserve what you have your children by allowing the relationship to change in your hand.

 

The caterpillar has been fed in the cocoon of your teaching and has come for forth a butterfly. It will never of its again Wings there is a tribute to the cocoon that permitted the grace of change.

 

            Your authority will change. You move from the role of diaper-changer, decision-maker and discipline-enforcer to confidante, cheerleader, and champion. That is not promoting disrespect but development. If you respect yesterday’s child and recognize that he has become today’s adult, he will always love you for your tremendous contribution to that independence.

 

            One of the greatest challenges to this adjustment is redefining boundaries. During this time children must learn to practice independence without being disrespectful. Young people will blunder through the transition from Barbie dolls to beauty shops, from the go-carts to the golf course. But didn’t most of us stumble into destiny? Children cannot exist as extensions of their parents.

 

                        Look at Luke 2:51, 52 Jesus returned home with His mother and continued to submit to her. But the Scriptures say that from that time He increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men. He did not disassociate from His mother, whose loyalty followed Him all the way to the Cross.

 

Although their roles changed for her continued even to His thirty-third year and the final moments of His life. She was still His mother!

 

Source: T.D. Jakes

Christian devotionals on depression and suicide thoughts

 

PSALM 59:16

            By

Bishop T.D. Jakes

 

            You are a woman of excellence. You are strong and powerful in your own right. Occasionally, if God wills, He sends to an excellent woman to be a friend. Occasionally, He  will send someone to sing the songs your heart longs to hear.

Occasionally, he will send a strong arm to wrap around a weary body and give you a moment of rest and tranquility. But none of these experience will ever take place of the ultimate experience. For the greatest morning you will ever know is the drawing of faith in Jesus, your Lord.

             No matter what sorrow life his brought you, don’t stop until you see morning, because morning does come. It is at the end of set backs, betrayals, delays and denials, but when they’re all over, morning. It does come.

            Do not allow the tragedies of life to so depress you that you lose your hope. Do not allow the bitter disappointments and looses your face to rob your expectations of daybreak. Wake up singing hallelujah in the morning.

Breathe in the fresh air, expel the stale air of your past and say, ‘I can feel the breaking of day”. And it will overcome obstacles with confidence. Rise above trauma triumph. Feel solace through sorrow. Know comfort in the midst of crisis. The morning does come!

            Some year ago, John Newton penned these words during a crisis in the life. They are words to a hymn that strengthens the heart and rekindles the will to survive. He wrote.

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me;

I once was lost, but now am found

Was blind but now I see.

            Isn’t that what morning is all about? Stepping out of blindness into seeing? It is my prayer that the darkness will roll back from every issue in your life, like clouds being pushed across the sky by a strong wind. The Lord can do that for you. He will bring you grace. He will help you see. He watch over you through the night. Morning is drawing.

 

Bible study on relationship, friendship ans companionship

 

1 samuel 20:16, 17

 

            Communication happens in unexpected ways between people who need no audible speech. Their language is a quick glance or a soft part on the shoulder. Their communication is a concerned look when all the is not well. They know what you mean before you even say it. If you have ever settle in to the rich lather of a real covenant relationship, you are wealthy.

 

            Biblical covenants were the most blinding, the most serious and solemn commitments two people could make. When you are in a covenant friendship, you do not leave. In a true covenant relationship, you are struck like glue to your friend.

 

            This is the wealth that causes street people to smile in the rain and laugh at a storm. They have coats to warm them; their only flame may be the friendship of someone who understands their daily struggles. In this regards, many rich people are poor. They have things, but they may lack deep companionship. The greatest blessings of life cannot be bought.

 

            Children understand the rich art of relationship. Their anger flares for an instant, but soon melts in the sunshine of laughter and play. Most adults, however, have been hardened by unforgiveness, created from the remembered pain of what has been spoken against them and stolen from them. Rehearsing offences prohibits friendship. It’s time to be grown up enough to forgive like a child.    

 

            Friendship is not a blood relationship, so friends must forgive their bond in other ways. It may be through mutual interests, shared passions, or all the lovely little things that two hearts together. Friendship is a sanctuary carved out of the jungle of a mad world, where so many people see each others as prey instead of partners. These people never understand the power and commitment of covenant friendship. But you can.

 

            If you already have a covenant friend, savor days together. If you don’t have such a friend, ask God, the Covenant-maker, to send you a partner of the heart.

 

Source: T.D. Jakes

     

 

 

No More Dead Dogs

2 Samuel 9:6-10

            The Scripture tell us that “with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10-10). There is a strong tie between what is believe and what is confessed.

 

            You need to allow new meditations to dwell in your heart by faith, for your life will ultimately take on the direction of your thinking. Many weaknesses, such as procrastination and laziness, are just draperies that cover up subconscious avoiding the risk of failure. Remember that “nothing will be impossible for you” if you will only believe (Mathew 17:20).

 

            Let me remind you of a story from 2 Samuel. King David sent his servant to find any surviving relatives of his friend Jonathan. When his servant returned to his palace from Lo Debar with Mephibosheth, the crippled son of Jonathan, David rolled out the red carpet and invited Mephibosheth to join him for dinner at his royal banquet table. The problem was that Mephibosheth couldn’t sit at the table without failing to the floor. He struggled with his position because of his condition. Hs problem wasn’t merely Even after he had been raided from the deplorable condition he had lived in for years, he was still so oppressed in his mind that he described himself as a “dead dog” (2 Samuel 9:8). He was king’s kid, but he saw himself as a dead dog.

 

            Perception is everything. Mephibosheth thought of himself as a dead dog, so he lay on the floor like one. Sister, you have been on the floor long enough! It is time for a resurrection, and it is going to start in your mind.

 

Has God blessed you with something you are afraid of losing? Could it be that you think you are going to lose it because you don’t feel worthy?  

 

            Understanding this one fact: Just because you’ve been treated like a dog doesn’t mean you re one! Get up off the floor and take a seat at the Master’s table – you are worthy. You have a right to be place and position you are in, not because of your goodness, but by virtue of His invitation. I pray that God will heal your thoughts until you are able to enjoy and rest in what He is doing in your life right now.

Source: T.D. Jakes

 

Bishop Jakes sermons on christian woman

 

Isaiah 53:4-12

 

 

            You have been called out to be popular. You were not called to clique or dlubs. You were chosen to fit in the hands of God who has already accepted you. Insecurity dissipates in the reality of divine truth. How I want you to know the height and the depth of His unfathomable love for you!

 

            Some women have never been secure in the love of their natural fathers, and it affects how they view their heavenly Father. But listen to me. There is no doubt about His love. He made the ultimate sacrifice just to prove the authenticity of his love for you!

 

            You are sp valuable that Satan held you for ransom, knowing that your Father was so rich! He asked of God, “What would you give to see this woman freed? Our father sent His Son armed with love and wrapped in flesh. He said, “This is how much I think she is worth.” Jesus hung His head between His shoulders and died naked on a tree because you mean so much to Him.

 

            Never again insult His great sacrifice by questioning His Love. You may not see it or understand it, but believe it. He absolutely love you. Not just when you are right. He loves you when you are wrong. That is what gives you the power to right the wrong you’ve made.

 

He wants desperately to heal the aching heart that has believed the lies of life. You are special and vibrant, full of potential and possibilities. You are the daughter of King. He is the king who spared no expense to pay the ransom that delivered you from the things that held you hostage. Get a clue; catch the hint; you are somebody!

 

            These are the truths He wants every believer to know these are the words I found in the Bible. It is a living love letter to a dying world. It is a statement of intent from a God who wants to you have it all.

           

 His arms are out stretched. He is waiting for you in the secret place. He will not fail you. Rise up; rise up with a quickened pulse and a gleaming eye. He is all your, and it is all good. A no from Him is as sweet as a yes. It is the evidence of his intense attraction to you and his raging love for you. Your life is about to crescendo into a symphony of praise. When His plan crescendos, you will be glad you didn’t settle for your own way. He is up to something. Do not miss it. 

 

 

Source: T.D. Jakes

 

 

Devotionals on forgiveness and trusting God

 

Isaiah 43:18,19

 

Never forget how to let go. It may be a person, a thing or a moment that you can never repeat. Nothing challenges our ability to let go like death. It wrenches from our hands a loved one to whom we would cling forever if we could. When you stand over a casket that is being lowered into the ground, truth slaps you in the face. The person you loved is gone.

   

         For Christians, death is a portal that enables us to move from one realm to existence into another. Eventually death will knock on the door no matter who we are. It helps a little to know that it will come. When it does, God will give you grace to accept what cannot be changed.

 

 That same grace will empower you as you learn to cope with changes among the living. Grace empowers us to continue and experience with God’s help.  Why don’t you ask Him for the grace you need to accept the things that you cannot change? When He gives it to you, get on with your life.

 

            Each experience has its own value if you do not close your eyes to where you are, trying foolishly to be where you have already been. I know life can feel terribly unstable and vulnerable when you accept change. But I am so glad God ever remains the same. He is the stability that enables us to adjust to the variables of life.

 

            If you recognize areas in your life where you have been guilty of resisting change, stop right where you are and allow God to cleanse your heart from the fear of change.

 

Know in your spirit that something good is going to come out of it. Take it in stride and tart planning ways you can enjoy where you are. Maybe you have been neglecting your children, husband, or job. You want to go back to the past. But you are also missing the good things that God had prepared for you today.

 

            Our faith teaches us to trust God. He doesn’t change, but his methods of ministering to you will change over and over again. Do not worry. He will give you what you need when you need it. He may not bring it the same way twice. But why do you care how He does it as long as you know He does it? Leave the “hows” in the hands of the great one who is able to control the circumstances in your life.

 

 Repent of manipulating those with whom you associate. Let them go. You have no right to   hold anyone a prisoner in the jail cell of your fear, not even yourself. Let yourself go. You have been imprisoned from what God wants to give you most, a new experience in Christ Jesus!

 

 Source: T.D.Jakes

Christian women and gender equality

 

Isaiah 43:4

 

Daughters of the king, there will be those who try to demean and belittle you. They will try to discriminate against you because you are women. Fight not for equality but for neutrality. Your distinctions are too valuable to forfeit.

 

            We need distinction. Distinction can exist without discrimination. One of the greatest tragedies occurs when women fight their way to the place of being treated  like men. The tragedy becomes a parent as they later realize that the real honor would have been to be recognized and honored as women.

 

            Enjoy who you are. There are some benefits that go along with being who you are and whose you are. Your father is the King, and you are His daughter, His princess. You need only as him, and He has power to move in your behalf.

 

            If you would come to Him as your father and understand that you are His princess, His daughters, His joy, what a miracle would happen as you lose your inhibition in the strength of His loving arms. These are the arms that threaten enemies and chase away assailants.

 

But they are also the tender, caring arms of the affectionate Father who is vulnerable to the cry of His seed! Your prayer life will literally explode when you realize that the Father longs to bless you.

 

            When my daughter were small, they would run toward me with soggy diapers. Although sometimes the odors were pungent and the accident hidden in those diapers was strong enough to make me want to put them down, still love would gather them into my arms.

 

            This is the love that God has for you, only a thousand times more real. There will be times you will be afraid to run to Him, knowing that he can easily tell that you have had an accident.

 

Never be afraid of Him. As weak as I am, I love my daughters enough to hold them until I could wash them. How much greater is His love than mine! This is the love that comes from the father who knows that the smell of the mistake will pass, but the His love for the daughter will last.

 

Source:T.D.Jakes

Bishop T.D. Jakes prayers on divine wisdom

 

 

            Lord, the Bible says you are the “only wise God.’’ I am desperate for wisdom. I‘ve found myself in a situation that human knowledge cannot explain and cannot fix.

 

There is only one way out- through the wisdom –of my Father.

 

So send the Spirit of wisdom – your Holy Spirit – to show me how to walk wisely through these days. Send the Spirit of revelation to help me understand what I can’t yet figure out. Only your wisdom will make a way for me.

 

            As you reveal your wisdom, Lord, help me to be faithful to do all that you show me to do. Help me trust you and to remember that the wisdom of this world is foolishness to you. Help me to know the different between human advice and godly advice and to always choose your way.

 

Source: T.D. Jakes

 

Bible study on Intercessory prayers and mourning women

 

 

Jeremiah 9:17-21

 

            You have talents and gift and resources within you that can do serious damage to what is attempting to do I this world.

 

When the children of Israel were about to be taken in bondage to Babylon, the prophet Jeremiah said something like this, send for the mourning women. Find some women who are not so hateful and bitter that they have become like mannequins, woman who are not so downtrodden that they can no longer feel.

 

Send for some women who still have the ability to feel and cry so they might wail against what the devil is doing”

 

            Get a picture of what these women were to do. They were to weep and wail, to mourn in sackcloth and ashes, to wake up everybody around them. They were call out, the devil is destroying us! Dealth is on its way! They were God’s warning shout to His people.

 

They were His alarm system, His tornado signal, his air-raid siren. They were the ones God were the one who created a platform from which Jeremiah’s words could ring out with stinging conviction.

 

            These women had a God-given destiny to destroy the power of Satan over God’s people by walking them up and calling them to a mourning of repentance. These women were instructed to teach their daughters to weep against sin and the assault of the devil.

 

            God has a destiny for women today-a destiny for you. He wants you women looses to open your mouth and cry out against the evil that the devil has put upon God people.

 

You have ideas that haven’t been voiced. You have energy that hasn’t been released. You have ability that hasn’t been exercise. You have power that hasn’t need loosed you have spiritual gifts that haven’t been given expression.

 

            The day has come for you to forget those things that are past and look toward the future. It’s time to look at what you can be and what you can do and what you can say and what you can possess that will bring glory to God and defeat and fulfill your destiny.

 

Source: T.D. Jakes

Let God help you overcome pains

 

Isaiah 54:5

 

Many times we fail to go to the father who can help and instead we run straight into the arms of someone who cannot help. Understand that you must not marry someone thinking he can save you. Men are not saviors. They have nothing with which to save you. We men are heirs, together with our wives, of the grace of life. We are both eligible for inheritance. We do not give the inheritance. We need it just like our wives do.

 

Don’t be fooled into looking to the arms of flesh for healing that comes only from the arms of God. If you choose to marry, don’t marry out of what you need. Marry out of abundance of what you have to offer. When two people enter into a relationship for what they can receive, they are both disappointed.

 

            No man, no matter how wonderful, can wipe tears from your eyes. Your life will bring many tears. They are unavoidable. They are a part of existence. Pleasure and pain, sunshine and rain are all intermingled with day to day bruises and brokenness that neither your husband nor your natural father can heal. I want you to know where to go when life is too much.

 

It is honorable to be married if that is your choice. Just understand that whoever God sent into your wholeness comes from God alone. There are some areas in your life that God has reserved fro himself alone. He will heal them and fill them. No one else can.

 

            I recommend Him because He has been my trusted and friend and confidant. He has never betrayed me nor divulged my secrets. He is the strong, silent typed. He knows when to keep still. When night are cold and days are dreary, he is a comfort and a peace. He is to the soul what hot tea is to the body. He strengthens and warms the chill of life fort those who will trust Him. He is the provision for the problem and the solution to the challenges that life will surley present.

 

You need not impress Him.

 

He already knows who you are. He has searched you and known you. (See Psalm 139:1). There is no need to try to project an image. He has seen you in the raw. He has examined your thoughts and knows your imaginations. You feel somewhat vulnerable realizing that whatever you are trying to discuss with Him, He already knows.

 

 But the healing balm flows into the bleeding places of life when you realized that this omniscient knowledge of you has not caused Him to forsake you. He is still there. What a love.

 

Elizabeth, the wife of the priest Zacharcrias, was a winter woman with a summer experience (see Luke 1:36). She was pregnant with a promise. In spite of her in here youth. She proved that God bless us in His own   terms. She was a living example of Isaiah 61:3. She did indeed receive beauty for sales, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness”.

 

We cam only imagine that Elizabeth has spent many years longing for a child. She knew the shame of barrenness in biblical times and perhaps, had even given up. But God had other plans. At what some might considers an age too old for childbearing, Elizabeth was pregnant. She was also in seclusion.

 

Perhaps it was the attitude of the community. When an older woman is till vibrant and productive, others may be jealous or intimidated. Perhaps it was silent stillness of her womb that some believe she experienced. Whatever the reason, she hid in her house for six months before she heard a know at the door.

 

When Elizabeth lifted her creaking body and dragged her enlarged torso sto the door, she saw a young girl, a picture of herself in days gone by opening that door, change her life forever. Mary, the future mother of our Savoir and Lord, Elizabeth’s cousin, was at the door. The salutation of this young woman, the exposure to her experience, made the baby Elizabeth’s womb leap, and she was filed with the Holy Ghost.

 

If you have isolated yourself from others, regardless of the reason, I pray that you will hear the knocking of the Lord. He will give you the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness(see Isaiah 61:3).

 

As you open the door to a new relationships and remove the chain from your fears, God will overwhelm you with a splendor. He will jump-start your heart. He doesn’t mean for you to go sit in a chair and die. In Jesus’ name, get up and answer the door.

 

Source: T.D. Jakes

 

Overcome pains with faith in God

                                                            Genesis 5:2

 

            Many women are inflamed with the frustrations and the discontentment that come from their need to be reached a point where they have become embittered by the lack of positive male examples. They throw themselves into careers, education, or some for it to be battle. He intended for one to complement the other. But when complementing is deferred long enough, an irritation will develop. Eventually, the “un-complemented” people end up in a full-blown battle.

 

            Thank God for Jesus! He medicates the things that frustrate, eventually eliminating that entire struggle in the hearts of those who trust in Him. His presence helps women ad men alike to avoid obsessions and extremes that accompany disorders and dysfunctions.

 

 He is literally the balm that, if applied regularly and completely, can break the habits we all wrestle to control! He is balm for every woman and every man whose life has been injured by something they received. He provides even man those whose pain stems from the starving reminders of what they didn’t receive. He is the bread of heaven, and if they take Him in, He will satisfy.

 

            In addition to experience the wonders of the love of Jesus, women also need to understand how to love a man. They need to know that they can move a man more by smiling than by barking an order. They can melt his stern resolve with one gentle kiss. They can inspire him to perform simply by telling him how wonderful he is.  

 

            Theses basic realities are true with all men. That type kindness is not challenging or threatening; any man responds well to positive reinforcement. Even God responds to praise! It is not manipulative to know this. It is manipulative only when you praise so that you can gain influence rather than praising from a sincere heart that appreciates the warm love of a giving God.

 

            Men who love you will say no to you at one time or another. This includes a loving father, a loving husband, and your loving heavenly father.

 

The answer no to your question doesn’t mean that you are rejected, just that your idea is.

 

            This is invaluable in helping you deal with life. It is important that you have a point of reference for fatherhood. It takes the mystique away from masculinity. We are often intimidated by what we don’t understand. That of king intimidation can lead to the demise of an entire relationship. Lack of negotiation skills destroys the potential for long-range relationships.

 

Even in your prayer life, you can better relate to your heavenly Father as you realize that a no to your request doesn’t change His commitment to you or His affection for you. Understanding these things and you will make progress towards ceasing the battle of the sexes in your life.

 

Source: T.D.Jakes

Tips for happy christian marriage

Genesis 11:7

            Have you ever noticed that men and women sometimes seen to be speaking different language women tend to be verbal while men tend to be physical. Women want to talk about everything; men don’t always use words Even male-to-male, men often communicate through touch.

 

A pat on the back means: I like you.”  A coach’s playful slap on a basketball player’s rump says, “Good job!”

 

            Men and women need to learn each other’ method of communication. Whenever I feel affectionate, the first thing I want to do buy my wife a gift, she would go into orbit over cards! She keeps cards that are so old they’ve turned yellow. We spent the first few years of our marriage leaning each other’s language.

 

            Instead of feeling neglected, ask your husband to share with you why he does what he does and says what he says. Or better still, observe his method of communication and teach him yours. Your spouse may think he’s telling you one thing when you’ve hearing another. He may wonder, “What more does she wants? I married her, didn’t i? I did this and that and the other for her.

 

            You may be living in the Tower of Babel. That was the place where families were divided because they could not understand each other’s language. You’d better get busy and learn before frustration turns your house-hold into Babel, all progress ceased and confusion took over.

 

            When you approach your husband, do not corner him. Catch him at a time when he won’t feel interrogated. You may be surprised that men tend to avoid open confrontation.

 

I have seen big. Burly, macho men intimidated by a hundred-pound woman. Even men who are physically abuse still have moments of anxiety when facing their wives. As the Bible says, “It is contentious woman” (Proverbs 25:24). Unless you are deliberately trying to drive him away, remember that you could win the argument and lose the man.

 

            Faith calls those things that are as through they were (seen Romans 4:17). Everything you were going to do for him when changes, do it now and do it by faith. Then God will turn your Tower of Babel into a Pentecost.

 

 At Pentecost, each person heard the message in his own language (see Acts 2:6). I pray that God would interpret the language love so that your marriage will be powerful and productive.        

 

Source: T.D.Jakes

Bishop Jakes: Success tips for Christian women

Numbers 36:10-12

You have a right to be blessed. The very fact that God has endowed you with ability proves that He has a purpose for you. He gave you the gifting, but you will have to give an account of what you did with it.

Every day is a gift from God. What you do with that day or with your talent is your gift to Him. Have you hidden your talent because someone said you didn’t have it? Did they say it was because you are a woman? That’s ridiculous. You are only limited by your own creativity and concentration.

Many women have suppressed their God-given ability trying to live up to some negative stereotype _ the same stereotype God wants them to shatter. You have neglected a right that the Father gave you at great sacrifice.

What a price He has paid to give you your inheritance. It cost the Father His son’s life. It would be like a natural father working all of his life to give his daughter her inheritance, and then have her squander it. Or worse still, refuse to claim it because she is a woman.

Remember the daughter of Zelophehad (see Numbers 27:4-8)? These women challenged the system at a time when women were considered inferior to men. In spite of public opinion, they chose to speak up for their rights, and they got what they wanted.

Many of you are dying from apathy and boredom. You have not challenge life, and life has not challenged you. You need to exercise your potential. Get your blood circulating. Good, spiritual aerobic exercise will start your heart pumping. A stimulating life can even help guard you from mischief and sin. When you’re bored, Satan takes the initiatives. And you know where that leads.

It is possible to construct an obstacle in your own mind. Don’t be limited by your own tendency to settle for less. If you’re not being careful, you will talk yourself out of living. Speak up and say,” I need more life in my life.”

The daughter of Zelophehad refused to be wallflowers life in my life.” Knew they had the Father’s favor. Do likewise. Bloom and blossom and grow in the light of the Father’s love.

T.D. Jakes

Jakes sermon to overcome anxiety and worries

 

Soul Secrets

Lord, through the ages you have fought battles for your people. Now I need someone to fight for me. Someone with tough skin and a tender heart. Someone who cares that I am daily ambushed and beaten up in the war Zone of works and worry and weariness.

 

            I have no safe place, no shelter, and no refuge where I can hide. And even if I did, I could not call a ceasefire to the war within my heart. There is such strife and unrest in the deepest parts of me. And I cry out for you! There’s a battle going on in me between what you say and what I think. I cannot hear your still, small voice over the noise that rages inside of me.

 

            King Jesus, win this victory, be my body guard. Be my Hero even when I’m outnumbered, one word from you van conquer every conflict, eliminate the enemy, defeat the destroyer. Come in power, Prince of Peace.

 

Source T.D. Jakes

Bishop T.D. Jakes: Prayers for financial abundance

     Lord, you are the God of my desert and all my dry places. I’m struck here again in the wilderness__ helpless, hopeless, friendless__ with no home for my heart. It’s a desperate, desolate place. I have visited this wide wasteland before, feeling trapped between where I am and where I want to be. Like the children of Israel, I am wandering and wondering, will I ever get of there? is there even a place beyond this pain?

 

It’s not that I don’t know to put one foot front of the other. It’s that I want to be where I am not. I need direction from the maker of the stars. There’s a Promised Land before me __ a place of provision, a place of plenty. But how do I exchange my emptiness for your abundance?

 

I long for the days of wilderness –walking to end. I want to go forward with you. Lord, lead me home.

 

Source T.D. Jakes

Jakes: how to overcome trials and temptations

Genesis 50:20

 

            The art of surviving painful moments is living in the “yes” zone we need to learn to respond to God with a yes when the door s are open and yes when they are closed. Reading relationships, our prayer must be:

 

            I trust your decisions, Lord, and I know that if this situation is good for me, you will allow it to continue. I also know that if the door is closed, it is also for my good. So I say yes to you as I go into the relationship.

            This is the epitome of trust in our living God. This kind of trust is seldom achieved, but greatly to be sought. In so doing, you will be able to savor the gift of companionship without of reprisal.

 

            If God allows a relationship to continue, and some painful betrayals come from it, know that He will only allow what ultimately works for your good. Sometimes such a betrayal ushers you into the next level of consecration—a level you could never reach on your own. For that, you can give thanks!

What a privilege to live in the assurance that God is in control of you and of everyone He allows behind the shield of His purposes for your life. The unique thing about God’s parenting is that He sometimes uses a negative to bring about a positive just as He did in Joseph’s life (see Genesis 50:20). This knowledge will set you free from internal struggle and allows you to be transparent.

 

            It is very important to understand the sovereignty of God. There must be awareness within your heart, a deep knowledge that God is in control and that He is able to reverse the adverse. When you come to believe in His sovereignty, you can overcome every human trial, knowing that each one is divinely permitted and supernaturally orchestrated. God arranges these trials in such a way the things could have paralyzed you will now motivated you.

 

            God delights in bestow His abundant grace so that you can live in the world without fear. You will like some of your relationships better than others. God create different types of people, and all are His handiwork.

 

Ultimately, your friends are the ones who will help you to become all that God wants you to be and to understand the many levels of His love.  

             

Source T.D. Jakes