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Marriage partner: Knowing Gods will

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 By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy” (Jas 3:17)

Read: James 3:17-18

When God guides you regarding His choice in marriage, even if you could not recognize your partner at first sight, He will use other ways to get you to know the fellow. He can speak to you through the inner voice or witness (1 Kings 19:12). If you are too noisy or too busy to listen inwards, you may not hear this voice. He can also use the audible voice (1 Sam 3:4-7). This voice is loud enough to arrest your attention, or get you thinking somebody was around the corner talking to you. God can also use dreams and visions.

Ensure you subject whatever you hear or see to the written Word of God. If it goes contrary to the Bible, then there is no light in it (Isaiah 8:20). God cannot contradict His Word.

Another way God guides is through the peace test (Jas 3:17). If you think of taking the person in question as your wife or husband, how do you feel deep inside you? If you feel disturbed, then it’s most likely the wrong choice. But if you feel an inner peace concerning the fellow, he or she might just be the right partner.

One most reliable way God can lead you to your partner is by giving you specific scriptures, or using scriptures to answer you. While praying on the issue, a verse or two could drop in your spirit. Write them down and check them up to know what they are saying.

Each of these ways could be manipulated by Satan, hence you must judge them by the Bible and prayer. Another way God guides is by using others to confirm what He has already told you. In this way, He can use different people – known and unknown to confirm the choice. When several unrelated people are saying the same thing, God could be behind the message.

In addition, He can use children, whole families or prayer partners to confirm the fellow. Usually, these people will only be confirming what God has already told you. Similarly, never allow anybody to decide for you. God can also guide you through a word of prophecy. How sensitive are you to God’s leading? As you submit to Him today, He will lead you to your rightful partner in Jesus’ Name. If you desire God’s will, you will surely get it. Pray for it.

Ask God to liberate homosexuals and lesbians from spiritual bondage so that they can embrace His salvation.

Prayer: How to hear from God

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 By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee” (Ps 39:7)

Read: Psalm 42:3-5

Prayer cannot change God but it can change people, circumstances and turn doubt into trust, fear into faith. Prayer can also move obstacles and turn weakness into strength. As you pray this season, may these possibilities of prayer be your personal experience. Another thing prayer can do is change hopelessness to hope. When you enter God’s presence and pray, if your hope was lost, it would suddenly be replaced.

How is this possible? Each time you pray, you also have the opportunity to hear from God. Many of us see prayer as a one-way traffic, hence we hardly receive what we should in His presence. When you pray, always create time to listen for feedback. Have you ever visited your bosom friend, and you did all the talking without the fellow contributing?

As soon as some say Amen, they are off. They do not even give God the opportunity to respond. He might want to tell you that the problem is not with your wife, or staff but with you.

“And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee” (Ps 39:7). God is the source of hope. Whenever you lose hope on any issue, go to Him for restoration. Prayer is the channel through which hope is restored to you. A brother was involved in a particular business.

Although he earned a living through it, he was however unhappy doing it. He could not tell many people exactly what he was doing. When he met customers and told them that he was a believer, they would ask: ‘If you are a Christian, why are you into the sale of this particular product?’ He was disturbed but remembered he got God’s approval as well as sought counsel from his pastor before entering into it some years before.

At some point, he began to seek God’s face for a change. He took his hopeless situation to God in the place of prayer and told God to bring about a change. He said, “Lord, just as it is a thing of shame to tell people what I do for a living today, give me something to do that I can be proud to tell everyone about”. He kept praying.

Today, what God gave Him to do is so special and appreciated all over the world, that he finds himself hiding it from people so that they do not hero worship him. God moved him from one extreme to another. There is a user of this Devotional who is ashamed of what he or she is doing but feels hopeless about it. Your change has come. Something honorable is replacing the former job. Remember to thank God and testify of it.

Ask God to address the root cause of your secret tears and regrets.

Is it right to be angry with God

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Memorise: “Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherd of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?” (Is 45:9)

Read: 2 Kings 2:13-14

“Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherd of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?” (Is 45:9).

In 2 Kings 5:11-12, when Elisha did not meet any of Naaman’s expectations, Naaman blew his top. In his rage, he set out to return to his home country, but for the timely intervention of his servant. Anyone who is angry with God is merely wasting his time. It is very dangerous to be angry with God or His servant.

Some people are angry with God because He has not answered some of their prayers. It is only a fool who will be angry with the Almighty God. It is possible you have been tempted to be angry with God at one time or the other. Whenever this temptation comes, know that your miracle is at your door step.

The devil has seen the miracle being released from Heaven, and so he tries to prevent you by sowing seeds of doubts and anger in your heart. No matter how bad things appear, never get angry at the only One who can help you.

Naaman compared the rivers in Syria with river Jordan. Due to the operations of false prophets, several rivers where their victims are washed, have become demon transferring locations. Anyone who asks you to bathe by the river before your problem would be solved is a false prophet. They will end up turning that single problem into a hydra-headed monster. God had a reason for choosing river Jordan. This is one river that had witnessed several miraculous encounters.

In Joshua 3:14-17, this river parted for Joshua when it contacted the anointing of Moses that was transferred to Joshua. Also, it parted for Elijah (2 Kings 2:6-8) and Elisha (2 Kings 2:13-14). Much later, it was in this same river that the Lord Jesus Christ was baptized and as He came out, the Heavens opened unto Him (Matt 3:13-17).

Whenever God asks you to do something in a particular way, even when you do not understand, do it as long as you are sure it is God. His choice may not always be popular, but you can never get something better. Today, you do not need to go to river Jordan but to the fountain filled with the blood of Jesus.

In which areas have you been angry with God or holding a grudge against Him? Repent and settle with Him now. He who fight God is a loser.

How to please God

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PLEASING GOD
By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

 

“By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God” (Heb 11:5).

Believers can be categorized according to their attitude towards God and His work into three broad groups: God-pleasers, men-pleasers and self-pleasers. Heaven issues testimonials to God-pleasers. Every God-pleaser gets a certificate but there are different grades.

Revelation 4:11 says, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created”. You exist to please Him. The sole purpose for which God created you is to please Him. Anytime you displease Him, you negate your purpose of existence. You cannot live without pleasing God. Those who are not pleasing God daily are barely existing, not living. They cannot access the abundant life He has made available to us (Jn 10:10).

If you have been born again, it is for you to please Him. Your life should revolve around Him. Some believers try to separate business from the Christian faith. You will hear them say, ‘Business is business. Leave God out of this matter. When we get back to church, we will put on our moral garb’. The day you received Jesus into your heart, you lost the right to live for yourself or to please yourself. “For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me” (Rom 15:3).

Today’s reading clearly says believers should not focus on pleasing themselves. When the Lord Jesus Christ was here on earth, He too lost His right to please Himself. His focus was God. He set God at His right hand and daily strove to please Him. What matters is not what you think, your opinions, convenience or personal goals, but that of the One who has called, saved and commissioned you as His soldier (2 Tim 2:4). If you seek personal convenience and ambition to the detriment of the Kingdom, you cannot please God.

Self-pleasers idolize themselves. They are number one. God and anyone else can come after. If you find it difficult to pay your tithes regularly, or to obey God on matters that appear to take much from you, it is because you are serving yourself. You are your god. Repent and release everything to the King of kings today.

If you live for yourself, you will have no future beyond earth. If you live for Christ, you will end up with Him.

My tomorrow is greater than today

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Memorise: “By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament” (Heb 7:22)

Read: Haggai 2:3-9

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

“The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts” (Hag 2:9).

Whatever you are today, thank God: but the best is yet to come. As long as you remain in the Lord, your tomorrow will be better than today, because it is His nature to reserve the best for the last. At the marriage in Cana, Galilee, the Lord made this evident to everyone especially the chairman of the gathering.

The man said it is usual for people to give their best wine at the beginning and bring out the worst afterwards; but he was shocked that the best wine was brought after the worst (Jn 2:1-11). Whatever people think they have seen in you, they have seen nothing yet. Your best is yet to be revealed. Your best is coming out and there is nothing any body or demon can do about it, as long as you cooperate with the Lord Jesus Christ.

A look through scriptures confirms this nature of God. For instance, concerning covenants, the New Covenant was released as a better version of the old. Hebrews 8:6 says, “But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises”. Hebrews 8:6-7 says the first covenant was faulty hence the need for the second. God always keeps the best for the end.

One lesson here is that if God has found you to do a particular assignment for Him, do it with all your heart and make maximum profit for Him. Never give Him an opportunity to replace you because if you do, He will equip your replacement better than He equipped you, and the job will be better done than how you did it. Judas Iscariot had the opportunity of being an apostle of Jesus.

When he messed up, his replacement – Paul, achieved so much more. Although Judas was educated, Paul was far more; he even had a doctorate in law. He was mightily used of God to turn the world upside down for Jesus – a feat that none of the other apostles could achieve. Ask God not to replace you. Ask for grace to be faithful to the end. It is a dangerous thing to be dumped by the Most High. The Lord will not dump you. You will fulfil His purpose for your life in Jesus’ Name.

Father, let me never do what would make You to replace me.

Jesus as wonderful counselor

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Memorise: “Where no counsel is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety” (Prov 11:14)

Read: Proverbs 19:20-21

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

Isaiah 9:6 calls Jesus the Wonderful. Another reason He is so named is because there are certain situations or events that ordinary strength, understanding or ability cannot contain. At such a time, He can bring to bear His infinite supernatural strength, wisdom and ability. In that situation which appears above your understanding or ability, the Wonderful will enter in and give you beyond your heart’s desire in Jesus’ Name.

In Daniel 6 , the whole world thought an end had come for Daniel. That night, those behind the plot were celebrating their feat in getting the king to do what he never wanted done. To them, Daniel’s relevance had ended that night. But unknown to them, Daniel communicated with the Wonderful.

By the following morning, the world awoke with open mouths to see Daniel alive. Not only that, those who plotted against Daniel became food for the lions. Anyone who is plotting your fall shall encounter the Wonderful today and end up in the belly of lions.

Another name the Lord is called in Isaiah 9:6 is Counsellor. A counsellor is the one you go to when you do not know what to do next. Counselling is very important in the life of every believer. Counselling may be required before every crucial decision is made. The quality of decisions you make will be determined by the strength of advice received.

The quality of the advice you receive is a function of the experience and training of your adviser. There are good and bad counsels. Psalm 1:1-3 forbids believers from receiving counsel from unbelievers. If you make an unbeliever your adviser, he may cause you to go astray in the name of advising you. Psalm 106:43 says whenever you take advice contrary to God’s Word, you provoke God to work against you.

For instance, when you are advised to go into premarital sex with your partner in order to test her ability to bear children and you take it, you violate God’s Word that says, ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery’. As a consequence of this, you will be humbled by God’s judgement. Yet, Proverbs 20:18 says good counsels are the building blocks of any successful plan.

In fact, without it you may not succeed in that plan, project or assignment ( Prov 11:14). Do you know you require counselling to succeed in business, academics, ministry, family, career, etc.? This is why you need to know Jesus as The Counsellor. To what extent has He revealed Himself to you as the Counsellor?

Until you cut off from ungodly counsels and counsellors, you may never experience Jesus as the Counsellor.

What is spiritual covering and authority?

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Memorise: “For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy” (1 Cor 7:14)

Read: Genesis 8:1-2

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

When one’s day of remembrance comes, several benefits follow. In Acts 9:36-42, the good deeds of Dorcas caused her to be remembered after a particular sickness snuffed out the life in her. But when Heaven remembered her good deeds, life returned to her lifeless body. Do you know that you can sow into God’s Kingdom and members of that Kingdom and thereby prevent death or authorize your resurrection after death?

Keep sowing into the lives of fellow believers. Meet their needs. Put laughter in their mouths. Such deeds are for yourself because someday, they will speak for you. Apart from resurrection, when you are remembered, floods dry up and the beauty that was covered is revealed. This was Noah’s experience in Genesis 8:1-2. When God remembers you, the flood that swept you off your feet will dry up.

In the Name of Jesus Christ, every flood that is working against your stability will dry up now. Your glory, beauty and star that have been covered for so long shall suddenly, come to lime light from today. It is your day of remembrance.

In Genesis 19:27-29 when God remembered Abraham, He organized Lot’s deliverance from an inferno that would have roasted him alive. When God remembers you, your distant relatives will benefit from divine covering and protection. If members of your immediate or extended family are falling victims of armed robbers, fire, death and destruction, it could be because God has not remembered you. As long as God remembers you, your loved ones will surely benefit from it.

This goes to show that a believer’s cover can extend far and wide. If you live right before God and He remembers you, if your relative in the USA or Europe or any part of the world is about to become a victim of satanic destructive plans, God will intervene. A believer’s spiritual cover is something very powerful. If the wife is a believer but the husband is not, the wife’s cover will shelter her husband and children and vice versa (1 Cor 7:14).

By extension, as a pastor, your spiritual cover can affect distant relatives of members of your church. Ensure you keep away from sin so that that cover is retained. How are your relatives benefiting from divine coverage?

Father, as You remember me today, intervene in the lives of all my loved ones at home and abroad.

Knowing Gods will in marriage

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Memorise: “And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them” (Is 42:16)

Read: Isaiah 42:16-2

One question that a single believer who has agreed to let God choose his or her marriage partner would ask is, How do you recognize God’s choice in marriage? How do you know the will of God concerning marriage? If we return to the first marriage that took place in the Garden of Eden, recorded in Genesis 2:18-25, you will observe that Adam had no difficulty recognizing his wife.

It was recognition at first sight! Even now, God still deals with His children in this way. You could recognize your Heaven-sent partner the first time you sight him/her. What negates the effectiveness of this is spiritual insensitivity. If your spirit man is highly developed to be in sensitivity to the things of the Spirit, it will be very easy. Psalm 25:9 says, “The meek will he guide in judgement and the meek will he teach his way”. If you are meek and totally submitted to His will and have no idol in your heart, God will easily guide you.

When God was to give Adam his wife, He did not have to struggle with Adam. He put him to sleep and allowed him to see what He was doing through his spiritual eyes.

One reason many fail to receive God’s will is because they have set up an idol in their hearts. Any one who shows up is compared with that idol. As long as you have an idol of the ideal partner in your heart, God may find it difficult leading you. If you truly want Him to guide you, eradicate all idols -the ideal height, complexion, figure, size, tribe, educational level, social status, etc.

Trust His decision like Adam. Adam went to sleep and allowed God to make the choice. The brother or sister you are seriously hoping or praying is Heaven’s choice may actually be the one hindering you from Heaven’s choice. Even if you were totally blind, if you can completely yield to His will, He promises to lead you in ways you have not known and bring you into your desired rest (Is 42:16). God’s will in marriage is for those who can trust His judgment In making decisions, you need information.

The quality of the decision made is dependent on the quality of information used. Every man possesses limited information but God is infinite. After He looks throughout the whole world and tells you a particular brother or sister is His best for you, be rest-assured you would never find an alternative as good. Go ahead and accept His choice.

God can lead you in very clear, sure and definite ways. Humbly submit to His leading.

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

Blessings of waiting on God

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Memorise: “Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured” (Prov 27:18)

Read: Isaiah 40:29-31

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Is 40:31). Although prayer cannot change God, it can however change weakness to strength. The above verse says there is exchange of strength by waiting on the Lord in prayer.

This means, whenever you access God’s presence, go with all your frailties, weaknesses and failings. Go in as an empty vessel that is ready to be filled. Never enter His presence with the notion that you have it all, that you have arrived or that you do not really need Him: You may lose what you think you have and return empty! How do we wait on the Lord?

When you visit a five star hotel, a waiter or waitress waits on you to take your orders and make you comfortable. It is the duty of the waiter to wait on you. He or she is paid to do so. If you complain about what was served, it is his duty to see that it is changed. Even if you are a small boy, the waiter will put up his best and say: ‘Yes sir’ to your orders and smile because he knows you are going to pay for it.

When you wait on the Lord, you are to be the waiter and He your guest. Serve Him only what He likes and not what you like. Unfortunately, because many of us do not understand what it means to wait on Him, we turn Him into the waiter and we the guest. We would barrage Him with orders: “God, I want this, I want that.

Don’t forget what I asked for yesterday and the previous day. Ensure my provision is ready for today. Lest I forget, do not allow any evil to cross my path today – that is, be a good security guard to me. I hope you heard all I have said?” At the end of the day, the Lord will ask, “Who’s the waiter here?” When you wait on the Lord, give Him water to drink, food to eat. Give Him praise.

God is the One that should be flattered yet you cannot flatter Him because He is more than what you say He is. He is more than how best you can describe Him. However, tell Him He is good, wonderful and kind. Call Him by His names. If you can do this very well, you will get a tip. A tip from the Almighty is enough to settle you for life. Are you weak? You ought to be in God’s presence.

How you treat God is how you will be treated. If you can wait on God, men will wait on you. If you ignore God, you will be ignored by men.

How to hear from God

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Memorise: “And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice” (1 Kings 19:12).

Read: 1 Kings 19:9-12

Whenever God sends a message, always remember that the message is greater and more important than the messenger or courier. According to Psalm 119:89 , God’s Word is forever settled in Heaven. What has been settled in Heaven cannot be dismantled on earth. When Elisha sent a message through his servant to Naaman who waited outside his house, the captain of the Syrian army was disappointed (2 Kings 5:9-12).

He expected that the man of God would come to him but he did not. He expected that he would lay hands on him but he did not. He also expected him to perform some acrobatic display, at least to convince everyone that he was making attempt to cure the leper, but he did not do this. He argued that even if he had to go to wash in some river, was it not better to go to the neatest which were outside Israel?

God’s solutions do not always follow conventional methods. That God solved a particular problem in a particular way does not suggest that is the only way He would solve such problems. The bottom line is when you give God a problem to solve, also give Him the freedom to choose the mode of solving it. If you expect God to solve that problem through the method you deem best, it will be a surprise if He does not disappoint you.

“And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice” (1 Kings 19:12). When Elijah ran from Jezebel, he sought to meet with God in a cave on mount Horeb. God passed by and a great strong wind tore the mountains into pieces, then an earthquake and a fire: but God was not in any of them.

Today, many believers still feel that until they fall under the anointing or are slain in the Spirit, nothing has happened to them. They want to see some religious gymnastics! It is the presence of God and His Word that make the difference, not the gymnastics. Even some preachers do not know better. While praying for people, some of them deliberately push down those they are praying for whereas by merely speaking the Word, the anointing that will bring about the change is released.

Although laying on of hands is good and biblical, there are many blessings that will come to you through other media. All that is required is for you to release your faith. Faith is key to receiving all your blessings.

Some people fake the anointing, some its effects and others its testimonies. Don’t get caught up in any form of manipulation in the Name of the Lord.

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

How to please God

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Memorise: “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God” (Heb 11:5)

Read: Genesis 5:21-24

When Heaven opens, you will begin to hear from above. Your spirit man will easily pick heavenly signals from that moment. The ability to hear God’s voice is so crucial to the average believer that we cannot do without it. If you can hear God’s voice, it becomes difficult for you to miss God’s guidance. One of the blessings I received when I newly became born again was the ability to hear from God.

He told me several things ahead of time, but when I made a mistake one day, He cut off the communication link. I pleaded with Him to a point of making a covenant that He should take me home today if I would backslide tomorrow. One thing you should desire and strongly seek God for this year, is the ability to hear Him.

“And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt 3:17). When God said this, it went beyond a mere statement. This conveyed divine approval. When Heaven opens to you, you enjoy divine approval. In times past, I used to strive to satisfy men.

Today I know better. The moment you make up your mind to satisfy God, you will have peace. You will no longer fear the criticism of men. And Heaven, not the sky will be your limit. Before Jesus got God’s approval and public proclamation, He totally pleased Him. In Hebrews 11:5 and Genesis 5:24, Enoch pleased God so much that God took him. From this we learn that pleasing God brings about divine translation. Enoch pleased God and he overcame the greatest dread of men – death.

He scaled over death. If only you can please God, you will scale over the greatest, toughest and biggest problems, challenges and difficulties. Pleasing God relocates you from the realm of men to that of God. Show me a believer who is endued with power from on high and reigning over the devil, demons, the flesh and the world, and I will show you a believer who goes the extra mile to please God.

One testimony you must have is that you pleased God. There is a heavenly certificate for pleasing God. Enoch and Jesus have it. You too must. To what extent have you pleased God? If you will please God, you will care about everything He cares about. You will know His dos and don’ts. You will obey Him totally. Everyone who pleases God gets a divine upliftment. One is coming your way.

If you live this earth without Heaven’s testimonial that you pleased God, you have lived for yourself. You were created solely to please Him.

 

By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

Dealing with your secret sins

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Memorise: “Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another” (Rom 14:19)

Read: Romans 14:16-19

Adam was the king of the earth. His government was blissful, peaceful, glorious and prosperous, but one day, he sinned and lost that government to Satan. Then everything turned upside down. Satan’s government turned men into slaves.

Poverty, isolation, sicknesses, curses, sorrow and death became the norm. One day, God looked down and said, “We have heard of man’s government. We have seen Satan’s government: Let us have God’s government”. To effect this, He sent Jesus Christ to earth (Matt 1:20-21). The first thing Jesus did was to save people from sin, the sin that was transferred from Satan’s government, so that a new government could be established.

The government of Jesus is one of holiness. You cannot be deriving pleasure from sin and remain a part of this Kingdom. It is also a government of restoration. In Genesis 3, immediately Satan took over from Adam, the latter lost everything good and beautiful, including the Garden of Eden. But Luke 19:10 says Jesus came to seek and save the lost. Have you lost joy, peace and righteousness while under the government of Satan? You can have all restored under the Kingdom of Jesus (Rom 14:17).

When the government changed from men to Satan, communion with God was destroyed (Gen 3:9-10). Adam ran from God because he was in sin. A sinner keeps running until he deals with sin and enters the Kingdom of Jesus Christ (Proverbs 28:1).

If you want the communion which existed between you and God to be restored, examine yourself and locate areas of disobedience against God. Repent and make necessary corrections and have a divine restoration. As long as you are sweeping sins under carpet, God may not communicate with you. As long as you retain what He forbids, God can blank out on you like He did to Abraham for about 13 years because he retained Lot. Have you experienced a broken communion with God?

Today, it can be restored. Have you stopped hearing God’s voice? As you deal with its cause today, the Lord will resume Heaven – earth communication with you. Christ’s government is a government of life (Jn 10:10). Are you facing a situation of death? Is something good in your life, family, business or ministry about to die? I speak forth life into it. I stop every intrusion of death. Receive life now in Jesus’ Name. Ask God to restore what you have lost today!

Is any sin under the carpet? Expose and deal with every secret sin.

Jesus the Wonderful Counsellor

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Memorise: “Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms” (Jer 51:20)

Read: Jeremiah 51:19-24

Jesus Christ is the Wonderful. The implication of this is that He is capable of introducing changes into situations and circumstances in order to obtain a different but desired result.

As the Wonderful, the limits of men is the beginning of His abilities. Have you come to the end of the road on a particular matter? Go to the Wonderful, praise and sufficiently worship Him, and invite Him to give you a pleasant surprise package. You will suddenly discover a way in your wilderness.

“Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms” (Jer 51:20). One of the reasons Jesus Christ is called the Wonderful is so that by the time He reveals Himself to us as the Wonderful, not only would our lives be full of wonders, but that He can use us as agents of His wonders. You can become the Lord’s battle axe. You can become a divine weapon in addition to the ones listed in Ephesians 6:11-18.

A brother was seeking God’s face over a period of time. One day, he dreamt that some people (angels) came to him and began to perform an operation on him. They were trying to take off his physical hand while he resisted vehemently. He thought they were enemies but he was powerless compared with their strength.

Thereafter, they replaced his hand with an iron hand before leaving. He woke up and began to examine his right hand which did not look any different from its physical form but spiritually, it was now made of iron. He was afraid but then the Holy Spirit calmed his fears and explained to Him that a transformation had just taken place to equip him for higher assignments and battles ahead.

In Mark16:17-18, Jesus says if you know Him as the Wonderful, you too will become full of signs and wonders. There is a spiritual kitting taking place. Although you may never have seen yourself wearing shoes, breastplate, belt, helmet, taking a sword, etc., yet that is how you are dressed when you completely obey Jesus and know Him as the Wonderful.

The apostles knew the Wonderful to the point that signs and wonders freely flowed from them (Acts 5:12). To what extent do you know the Wonderful? Not knowing Him as Wonderful amounts to wasting God’s graces.

Lord Jesus, reveal yourself to me as the Wonderful to the extent of making me a wonder to my generation.

Sermon: Remember me O God!

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 By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good” (Eccl 11:6)

Read: Esther 6:1-10

Mordecai heard of a plan to assassinate king Ahasuerus and he exposed it. That was how the life of the king was spared. The good deed was entered into their book of record but no reward was given. One day, after his arch enemy, Haman, had concluded plans to hang him, the king became disturbed.

He could not sleep at night until he searched through their record book and discovered that he was indebted to Mordecai. He did not rest until he paid his debt. One lesson here is that every good seed, sown on good soil has an appointed date to speak. If you do good, it will speak for you. If you do evil, it will speak against you.

But why did the king forget to reward Mordecai at the appropriate time? It is because God knew that his good seed would be needed to spare his life sometime in the future. Some seeds you sow today may not give you an immediate harvest. In fact, some harvests may be divinely connected with your deliverance, salvation or even breakthrough much later in life.

This is why you need to continue to sow. You cannot tell when each sowing effort will deliver its harvest (Eccl 11:1-6). Always ask God to cause your seed to speak for you both now and in the future. Also ask God to use your seeds to avert evil from your path.

There is a day of remembrance. Every child of God is destined for greatness. Heaven has provided for everyone in God’s Kingdom to be blessed. But every- one has his or her time. There is a day of visitation. There is a day of divine remembrance. The day you are remembered for a good deed done, is when your reward for years of unpaid labour will be released.

Unfortunately, some people do not have any good thing they can be remembered for. If Dorcas had not brought joy to the widows around her, she might not have been brought back to life. Her good deeds spoke after her death (Acts 9:36-42). Good seeds are so powerful that they can become your mouth piece or advocate when you are not there. This year, ensure you touch lives meaningfully.

Sow seeds that will speak for you today. Also sow seeds that will speak for you in future. On that crucial day of need, may Heaven remember you. Have you sown a powerful seed which has not yielded any result? Don’t take offence. Mordecai was not offended that no immediate reward came to him for rescuing the king.

It is possible your seed has gone ahead of you to deliver its harvest on a day you will need it most. Just thank God.

Ask God to cause your past and present seeds to trigger for you divine remembrance.

Choosing a life partner according to Bible

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 By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “I will bless the LORD, who has given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons” (Psalm 16:7)

Read: Psalm 16:7-10

“O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps” (Jer 10:23). The right choice of a marriage partner is not in the one taking the decision, but in God. One very challenging choice a believer has to make is who will be his or her marriage partner.

When five brothers propose to a sister, how would she know whom to pick? What if only one brother proposes in a long time: Does that mean she should say ‘yes’ to him? This is why you should not choose by yourself, or by your senses but let God do it for you. Over the years, God has been choosing for several Christians. One thing is that when God chooses for you, you will have no regrets.

Do not expect the person chosen to be perfect. If you are not perfect, why do you want a perfect partner? It is okay to spell out conditions or qualities you desire in your partner. But God may not necessarily meet all those conditions. When God chooses for you, it is entirely in your best interest.

“For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness” (Heb 12:10). God will not give you a partner that will take you out of His presence. One way of knowing God’s choice is that after marriage, the couple draws closer to God, and walks more uprightly. But anyone who marries and afterwards backslides or grows cold on God, fellowship, or His Word, has most likely missed God’s choice.

In the same vein, when God chooses for you, it is because He wants you to end well. After all, He sees the end from the beginning. Before you say, ‘I do’ at the altar, God knows exactly how that marriage will end. When God chooses for you, He gives you a partner who truly fits you – the bone of your bone, like He did to Adam (Gen 2:23).

The truth is, not every believer can be your partner. God is the God of perfection. If you seek His face and He gives you a partner, receive the fellow with thanksgiving. Some partners prevent their spouses from fulfilling God’s plan for their lives. God will not give you a partner that will hinder you from getting to where He is taking you. When God chooses for you, He will personally be there to back you up until you succeed. Let Him choose for you today.

The state of your heart is very important to God when you ask Him to choose for you. If you are not sincere, He may remain detached.

Book of Life: I must make heaven

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 By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book” (Ex 32:33)

Read: Revelation 20:11-15

“On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king” (Est 6:1).

The story of Mordecai is an interesting one with several lessons for us today. The first thing that comes to mind is that every organized kingdom keeps records. Just as king Ahasuerus kept records of events, so does the King of kings. Heaven has lots of books out of which are some registers for human beings. Revelation 20:11-15 tells us of two sets of books – the book of life and the books of death. Everyone that is born into this world has his or her name in one of the books.

Wherever your name falls is where all your deeds will be recorded. Everyone who is born again and is still living right until time of death can be assured that his or her name is in the book of life. The moment you are washed in the blood of Jesus and become a new creature in Christ, your name enters the Lamb’s book of life (Rev 21:27). It takes your daily living to please Him to sustain your name there. If you return to sin, God has no choice but to erase the name of that fellow from this book.

Also, what will happen to anyone and where the fellow will spend eternity will be determined by which book the fellow’s name is. Every sinner’s name is in one of the books of death, hence, they will be doomed in eternal hell.

“And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book” (Ex 32:33). Even from the time of Moses, it was common knowledge that God had a book where all righteous souls are listed. Are you born again? If yes, congratulations!

It is not enough to have your name in the most important book in the universe. Keeping it there is the challenge. Satan is out to delist your name from that book. That colleague that is mounting pressure on you to compromise with sin, is actually Satan’s vehicle to delist you. Some powerful names have been delisted from that book.

Judas Iscariot and Demas once had their names in that book but were delisted. It is only when your name is there, that you will be entitled to your portion from God’s Kingdom. Do everything in your power to retain your name in this glorious book. Has your name been delisted? Re-enrol today!

Father, frustrate every known or unknown move of the enemy to delist my name from the Lamb’s Book of Life. Lord, fill this year’s Convention with Your presence, power, and miracles. Grant us journey mercies during the Convention.

How to turn your fears into faith

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Memorise: “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mk 11:24)

Read: Mark 11:23-24

Apart from changing people and turning negative circumstances around, prayer can also change doubt to trust, fear into faith. You are either a doubter or a believer. You either operate by faith or fear. Every doubter is a potential believer. If you can pray, the worst doubter can become the strongest believer. Doubting Thomas is a case in point (Jn 20:24-29). He doubted the resurrection of Christ.

Even after the other disciples confirmed that the Lord truly visited them in his absence, he told them: ‘Except I see His nail pierced hands and sword pierced side, and put my finger through them, I will not believe!’ Later, Jesus visited them again and addressed his unbelief. From that time he resolved to show the world that he was a believer.

Years later, Thomas went to India and was used mightily in signs and wonders. He had turned into a believing Thomas! Is there someone who is doubting your ability to perform? Is someone finding it hard to trust you? You can turn it around by tarrying on your knees in prayer. If you can pay that price in your prayer closet, the same doubter will become your staunchest fan, supporter and heralder.

According to our reading today, prayer can change the place and power of obstacles in our way. God does not change but mountains do, when brought in contact with the appropriate change agent – prayer. In moving any mountain, you must be specific, or else its either all mountains will respond to your call, or none will.

Also, before you take on a mountain standing in your way, you must believe that its time is up, and that it has to move. Repeating the same prayer each day may be an evidence of lack of faith. If you believe that obstacles will move, all you need do is to package the prayer request, and deliver it backed with relevant scriptures only once. That is the prayer seed.

Thereafter, water the seed regularly with thanksgiving. Each time you water that seed with praises and thanksgiving, you make God a debtor. The more you do so, the more God is compelled to grant your request. You can be sure that the One who says ‘Owe no man’ will by no means break His Word. If you follow this principle and it is like it is not working, persist. It could be that you are going through a wilderness experience.

Ask God to turn every doubting Thomas in your family and church into great believers. Also ask that persecutors of the church become the Pauls of our generation.

Prayers for Spiritual holiness

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Psalm 1:1-3 – Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful

  • The fire of God, shall kill  your flesh in Jesus name
  • The fire of God, shall kill  powers drawing you to sins in Jesus name
  • Every altar of sin in your life, break in Jesus name.
  • Sin shall not possess you in Jesus name
  • Evil Powers contending for you soul, die in Jesus name

 


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Open heavens: Ezekiel 1

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  1. In Ezekiel chapter 1 vs. 1 talks about open heavens
  2. If Heaven could be opened, it also implies heaven could be closed.
  3. I prophesy against your closed heavens and command it to be opened in Jesus name.
  4. What happens when heavens is closed?
  • There will be prayer failure
  • God will keep silent
  • There will be spiritual confusion.
  • There will be spiritual bareness, drought and stagnancy
  • There will be spiritual blindness
  • There will be spiritual defeat
  • The enemy will rejoice
  • Bondages and captivity will become rampant

5. What happens why heaven become opened?

  • You will see visions of God (vs. 1)Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
  • You will receive divine revelations to bring you out of captivity and bondages
  • The hand of the Lord shall be upon you ( 3) – The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.

 

  • You will see the fire of God ( 13) – As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
  • You will see the glory of the Lord ( 28) – As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

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  • You will hear the voice of God ( 28) – As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
  • You will see the spirit of God ( 12) – And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.
  • You will see the hosts of heaven ( 15)Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.

 

  • You will hear the voice of the Almighty ( 24)And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings.
  • You will see the throne of God ( 26)And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.

 

  • You will hear the hosts of heaven ( 24) – And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings.
  • You will see Jesus ( 26) And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.

 

 

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Novemmber 23, 2017

Are you cheating on God?

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James 4:4-6 (KJV)Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

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James 4:4-6

4-6 You’re cheating on God. If all you want is your own way, flirting with the world every chance you get, you end up enemies of God and his way. And do you suppose God doesn’t care? The proverb has it that “he’s a fiercely jealous lover.” And what he gives in love is far better than anything else you’ll find. It’s common knowledge that “God goes against the willful proud; God gives grace to the willing humble.”

 

  1. Cheating is a word often used to describe unfaithful relationship between lovers
  2. A married man keeping a mistress is said to be cheating on his wife
  3. It the same vein a married woman involved in extra marital affairs is said to be cheating on his wife.
  4. Even in courtship or relationships either partners could cheat on themselves by dating someone else
  5. Cheating by either partner is viewed as a serious offence in relationship often leading to break ups, separations, or divorce.
  6. Just as we cheat on our partners in relationship we can also cheat on God.
  7. Earlier today, a member of this group told me she has rededicated her life to God assuring that she will never cheat on God again
  8. Are you cheating on God! How can you cheat on God?

 

What are the facts about spiritual adultery and cheating on God?

  1. The moment you become born again you have entered into a relationship with God
  2. God is jealous
  3. God respects covenants and agreements
  4. God is the lover of every Christian
  5. God is a faithful lover who demands faithfulness
  6. God is a possessive lover, He does not want you to share the love you have for Him with an anybody or anything else or any other god

James 4:4-6(KJV)Ye adulterers and adulteresses,

James 4:4-64-6 You’re cheating on God.

How can you commit spiritual adultery? How can you cheat on God?

  1. God thinks of you all the time and seeks you first every day, but are you not thinking of Him all the time or seeking Him first. You are cheating on God by not thinking of Him always and seeking Him first every day.
  2. God looks after you even when you are sleeping and snoring..throughout the terrors of the night.. If you wake up, and you refuse to say Good morning Jesus, refuse to do a quiet time, forget to do morning prayers, but remember to greet loved ones instead, you are cheating on God
  3. God through the Holy Spirit is always willing and ready to talk to you through His word. He wants to speak to you but you are ignoring him for other distractions. If you fail to fellowship with God by reading the Bible, through which He wants to speak with you, but you rather prefer to gossip with neighbours you are cheating on God.
  4. Anyday you fail to talk to God in prayers, you have cheated on God because He wants to hear your voice always. 1 Thessalonians 5 vs 17 says pray without ceasing
  5. If you prefer to talk to your phone all the time rather than your Bible…then you are cheating on God…that is why he called you an adulteress
  6. If you are supposed or have decided to attend a Christian programme, but got engrossed with movies or other worldly distractions, you have cheated on God and you are an adulteress. James 4:4-6King James Version (KJV)Ye adulterers and adulteresses
  7. Anytime you commit a sin, you have cheated on God, because you failed to keep your bargain to sin no more.
  8. Anytime you commit a sexual sin, you have cheated on God, His spirit is inside you and you have polluted your body which is the house of His spirit. I COR 6 VS 19
    What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which isin you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
  9. Anytime you commit sexual sin, you are cheating on God whose spirit lives in your body and who cannot behold sin
  10. Anytime you disobey divine instructions you are cheating on God because He keeps his promises.
  11. Anytime you defile your body with alcoholic drinks, cigarettes, drug addiction, tattoos, you are cheating on God who designed you for His glory.God will not put a tattoo on His body, why are you defiling your body created in His image.
  12. Anytime you call on a god or indulge in idolatry you are cheating on God who is jealous and punishes idolatry upon to the fourth generation.
  13. Anytime you visit a false prophet or consult a magician you are provoking the jealous of God who punishes idolatry upon to the fourth generation.
  14. Anytime you give glory man instead of God, you are cheating on God who does not share His glory with man
  15. Anytime you refuse to honour God with your tithes you are cheating on God who gives you the power to make wealth
  16. Anytime you refuse to honour God with the best of your firstfruits, you are cheating on God who is the source of your promotion.
  17. Anytime you refuse or forget to give God a good offering like Abels, you are cheating on God who gives you the power to make wealth.
  18. Anytime you abandon Church, fellowship, Bible study, evangelism, or prayer for gossip, entertainment, shows, football, fashion, etc you are cheating on God who wants your attention all the time.
  19. Anytime you make a vow and refuse to fulfil it, you are cheating on the covenant keeping God.

 

Come back to God

  1. Confess your sins and repent
  2. Pledge to be faithful
  3. Go and sin no more
  4. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you
  5. Restitute where possible
  6. Redeclare your love to God

 

 

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How to overcome the fear of death

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1 Kings 3 vs. 14 – And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.

God’s formula for long life:

  1. Walk in His ways.
  2. Keep His laws.
  3. Keep His commandments

Prayers

  1. Every grave dug for me, swallow your digger in Jesus name.
  1. Every pit dug for me, swallow the digger in Jesus name
  2. Hamans of my life, come to ruin in Jesus name.
  3. Those planning to kill me and plunder my blessings, be arrested by the fire of the Lord, in Jesus name
  4. Every grave dug for me be covered by the blood of Jesus
  5. Every enemy digging a grave for me, be buried alive in it in Jesus name

 

  1. Powers digging a grave for me, replace me in the grave in Jesus name
  2. Every power assigned to waste my life die in Jesus name
  3. Arrow of death fired against me, return to sender in Jesus name
  4. Messenger of death assigned against me, be arrested by the blood of Jesus
  5. Spirit of death hovering over me, be paralysed by fire in the Name of Jesus
  6. Every agent assigned to draw me into the grave, be struck down by thunder
  7. Every Goliath boosting against my life, somersault and die in Jesus name

 

  1. Spirit of death drawing me into the cemetery, return hell in Jesus name
  2. Every power that have entered into an oath against my life, be paralysed by the blood of Jesus name
  3. Every grave clothes around my body, catch fire and burn to ashes in Jesus name
  4. Mark of death on my fore head, be wiped off by the blood of Jesus
  5. Every Obituary poster printed in my name in the spirit Evil realm, catch fire and burn to ashes in Jesus name
  6. Obituary programme prepared for me in the spirit realm, catch fire and burn to ashes in Jesus name
  7. I refuse to die until I see my children’s children in Jesus name
  8. Every coffin constructed for my sake in the spirit realm, be smashed into pieces by the Rock of ages

 

  1. You unrepentant pursuer of my life, fall down and die in Jesus name
  2. Every accident programmed against my life, be thwarted by the power of the Holy Ghost in Jesus name
  3. Chain of death around my neck, break by fire in Jesus name
  4. I separate myself from the spirit of death and hell in Jesus name
  5. Every evil oath made against my life, backfire in Jesus name
  6. Evil ambush set against me be exposed by the Holy spirit
  7. Spirit of Kidnapping programme against my household be exposed in Jesus name
  8. Any power that want me die before my time what are you waiting for? Die, in the name of Jesus.

 

  1. Every covenant of untimely death, break, in the name of Jesus
  2. Any evil programmed against my life this month, back fire in Jesus name
  3. I withdraw my name from the register of death this month in Jesus name
  4. Satan shall not use me to balance his account for the year in Jesus name
  5. God my father, prepare a Christmas gift for me this month IN Jesus name
  6. I withdraw my name from the list of those that will die this month in Jesus name
  7. I silence every voice from the grave yard in the name of Jesus
  8. Every power assigned to bury my testimony, you are a liar, die in the name of Jesus
  9. Every seed of untimely death, your time is up, die in the name of Jesus

 

  1. My appointment with death is dethroned in Jesus name
  • I fire back every arrow of untimely death in the name of Jesus.
  • Any evil programmed against my life this month, back fire in Jesus name
  • I withdraw my name from the register of death this month in Jesus name
  • Satan shall not use me to balance his account for the year in Jesus name
  • O God my father, prepare a Christmas gift for me this month
  • I withdraw my name from the list of those that will die this month in Jesus name
  • Every strange fire, burning my life, quench now, in the name of Jesus
  • Every power crossing evil legs and hands against me, be disgraced, in the name of Jesus.
  • I will not labour for others to eat, in the name of Jesus
  • Every power consulting the powers of the grave against my life, your time is up, die in Jesus name
  • Every of member of my household using the power of the occult against my destiny, receive divine judgement 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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Jesus is Lord or God?

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Matthew 28 vs. 18 – All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth”

 All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me

Philippians 2:9-11 (KJV) – Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, And given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus, Every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father
Four key messages
  1. Everything in this word has a name
  2. The name of Jesus is above every name
  3. Every affliction bows at the name of Jesus
  4. Every good and godly human desire must answer to the name of Jesus

 

Every problem in this world must bow to the name of Jesus

  • I command my problems to bow to Jesus
  • In Jesus name, my problems must bow
  1. Poverty
  2. Credit card debt
  3. Lack of money to pay bills- School fees, Transport, House rent, mortgage
  4. Joblessness
  5. Stagnancy, lack of job satisfaction
  6. Hunger, lack of food, lack of water
  7. Late marriages, loneliness
  8. Marital crises- separation, divorce, unhappy home, unfaithful husband
  9. Vagabond children
  10. Addictions to internet, TV, Drugs, Smoking, Football clubs
  11. Worldliness
  12. Depression, Suicide thoughts
  13. Fear
  14. Crime
  15. Sin
  16. Rape, Masturbation, pornography, adultery, fornication,
  17. Nightmares, evil dreams, night oppressions
  18. Academic failures
  19. Business failures
  20. Persecution of Christians
 
Image result for Jesus is LordAll curable and incurable sicknesses must bow to the name of Jesus
  • In Jesus name, sicknesses in my body bow.
  • Sicknesses afflicting me, bow to Jesus name
1.      Insanity
2.      HIV/AIDs
3.      Arthritis
4.      Asthma
5.      Autism
6.      Breast cancer, Lung cancer, Prostrate cancer, Lung cancer, skin cancer, colon cancer, brain cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer, bladder cancer, ovarian cancer Leukaemia, Liver cancer, uterine cancer, vagina cancer
7.      Eye diseases
8.      Kidney failure
9.      Heart disease- heart failure
10.  Fever- Malaria fever, Typhoid fever, Dengue fever, Ebola fever, Yellow fever, Meningitis, Measles , Pneumonia, Haemorrhage, Lassa fever,
11.  Diabetes
12.  Hypertension, High blood pressure, Low Blood pressure, Stroke
13.  Ear infection, Nose infection, Vagina infection
14.  Hepatitis A and B

 Every good and godly human needs must answer to Jesus name

  • In Jesus name my jobs, come forth!
  • In Jesus name, my comfort, come forth!
  1. Good health, Peace
  2. Good Job
  3. Good clothing
  4. Love
  5. Happiness
  6. Good home, happy marriage, good husband,
  7. Job satisfaction
  8. Fruit of the womb, Godly children
  9. Educational achievement
  10. Profitable business
  11. Comfort- Home, Car, Physical assets
  12. Pleasure- travelling opportunities
  13. Money to meet needs
  14. Salvation

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Jesus, Saviour of the World

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Matthew 1 vs. 21 – And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sin

  1. Names are important
  2. You can know a person by his name
  3. Everyone answers his name
  4. Jesus means Saviour
  • Saviour means the person that saves from evil
  • Saviour means the person that saves from calamity
  • Saviour means the person that saves from difficulty
  • Saviour means the person that saves from sin
  • Saviour means a person that saves from harm
  • Saviour means a person that saves from danger
  • Saviour means a person that saves from hell
  • Saviour means a person that delivers
  • Saviour means a person that redeems your debts
  • Saviour means a person that turns your story around
  • Saviour means restorer
  • Saviour means helper
  • Saviour means your only hope when you became hopeless
  • Saviour means a person that saved you for strongman
  • Saviour means a person that saves you from the enemy
  • Saviour means your God
  • Saviour means your messiah
  • Saviour means your deliverer
  • Saviour means your protector
  • Saviour means your testimony
  • Saviour means your Good Samaritan
  • Saviour means your buckler
  • Saviour means your strong tower
  • Saviour means your preserver
  • Saviour means your rescuer
  • Saviour means your armour
  • Saviour means your Guardian
  • Saviour means your salvation

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Call on Jesus to save you.

Psalm 9:10 – And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

  1. Jesus shall save you from sin
  2. Jesus shall save you from debts

 

 

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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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Commentary on Matthew 8

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

  1. Ministry of healing
  2. Ministry of deliverance
  3. Ministry of salvation

 

  1. Jesus is the Healer
  2. Jesus healed the leper – 2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
  3. Jesus healed the man sick of palsy (vs.6)And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented;
  4. Jesus healed Peter’s mother sick of fever (vs. 14)And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever.
  5. If you wish to receive a miracle, start by worshipping God. The leper worshipped Jesus before requesting for healing

vs. 2 –  And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying

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  1. The leper worshipped Jesus. What are you passing through that is hindering you from worshipping God?
  2. The leper worshipped God and received a miracle. Jesus does not respond to weeping, murmurings, or lamentations. Jesus respond to worship
  3. You need faith to receive divine healing. The centurion received divine healing for his servant by faith. Verse 88The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
  4. Jesus healed by speaking word of God (vs. 8 and 15) –

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

 

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

  1. If you desire healing, just speak the word. Compile healing scriptures and recite them daily.
  2. Jesus healed the sick by touch. The finger of Jesus shall touch you today in Jesus name

Verse 3:And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him

  1. Jesus is the deliverer. He delivered many that were possessed by devils ( 16) – 16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

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

  1. Deliverance is core of Jesus’s ministry. Jesus cast out devils. You can cast out every devils troubling your life in Jesus name.

 

  1. Deliverance is by the word of God, Deliverance is not by any other material, except the word. It is the word that delivers, not intermediaries such as oil, handkerchief, water, soap, clothes, or photograph of men of God.

Verse 16 – and he cast out the spirits with his word 

  1. Jesus was asleep despite the stormy winds that was drowning the ship because he knew angels are ministering to him and God is in control. We need to be calm in face of crises and trust in Emmanuel, God is with us

Verse 24 – And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 

  1. The disciples of Jesus were almost getting drowned but Jesus intervened. The disciples were almost perishing in the sea, but Jesus saved them. As long as you are with God, you shall not perish in any stormy wind of life in Jesus name. The Lord Jesus shall surely save you from perishing

Verse 25: And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

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

Verse 26  And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

I rebuke every storm in your ship in Jesus name

 

  1. Christians should be ready to make sacrifices for the kingdom. If you wish to carry the cross and follow Jesus, you should be ready to make sacrifices.

Verse 20: And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head

  1. Are you a true follower of Jesus.? Are you ready to follow Jesus anywhere? The disciples of Jesus followed him. If you are not doing any thing for the kingdom or obeying Gods laws, then you are not following Jesus

Verse 23:  And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.

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

Prayer

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

 

 

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What is the spirit of the Lord?

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Acts 1 vs. 8 – But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

1 Samuel 10:6 The Spirit of the LORD will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person

Works of the Holy Spirit

  1. In the beginning, when the earth was void and full of darkness, God used the Holy Spirit to recreate the earth and brought light out of darkness.

Genesis 1 vs 2 – And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

  1. It was this same Holy Spirit that fell upon Othniel the first judge of the Israelites and he was able to deliver Israel from the hands of their enemies Chushan-rishathian the king of Mesopotamia.

Judges 3:10The Spirit of the LORD came on him, so that he became Israel’s judge and went to war.

  1. It was this same Holy Spirit of the Lord that came upon Gideon, causing him to blow a trumpet and he successfully mobilized the Israelites to overcome Medianites that were tormenting and oppressing them.

Judges 6:34Then the Spirit of the LORD came on Gideon, and he blew a trumpet

  1. When the Spirit of God came upon Japheth, he was able to confront the children of Ammon who were oppressing the Israelites.

Judges 11:29Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jephthah, and he passed over Gilead, and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of Gilead, and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over unto the children of Ammon.

  1. Samson was a man who was able to do extra ordinary things when the Spirit of God fell upon him. The Bible recalls that the Spirit of God came mightily upon Samson and he was able to slew thirty men, he killed a lion with his bare hands, and he destroy a stadium with his physical strength Judges 14:19, bringing the whole stadium down, with the jaw bones of an axes, he slew a thousand men, he was able to tear a lion into pieces.

Judges 14:6  And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother what he had done.

  1. When the Spirit of the Lord came upon King Saul, he was turned into another man and started prophesying.

1 Samuel 10:6The Spirit of the LORD will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person

  1. The same Spirit of God came upon David when he was anointed by Samuel and he became transformed from a sheep boy into a king of the nation.

1 Samuel 16:13So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came powerfully upon

 

  1. In the New Testament, on the day of Pentecost, the Bible recalls that the apostles were visited with the fire of God. They were filled with the spirit of God and they started speaking in new tongues. Therefore, when the spirit of God falls upon you, you will speak in a new language.

Acts of Apostles 2 vs 1– And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

  1. Jesus Himself was visited by the spirit of God. The Bible recalls that after His baptism at river Jordan, He was anointed by heaven; He became full of the Holy Spirit and became led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness,

Luke 4 vs. 1Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into[a] the wilderness,

  1. It was this same spirit of God that visited Mary. It was this same power of Holy Ghost that came upon her turning she who was a virgin into a pregnant woman.

Luke 1 vs 35And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

 

  1. When the Spirit of God fell upon Elizabeth, she conceived even at an old age.

Luke 1 vs 41When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabethwas filled with the Holy Spirit

  1. When the spirit of God fell upon Elijah, he was able to stop rain from falling for three years, he was able to command fire to fall down from heaven, he was able to command rain to start falling again after three years, he was able to run faster than the king who was riding on a horse at a point of death, he was carried into heaven in a wild fire, I Kings and II Kings.

1 Kings 18 vs 46And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

  1. When the spirit of God came upon Moses, he was able to confront and disgrace Pharaoh and his horses and riders,

Numbers 11 vs 25And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease

 

  1. When the spirit of God fell upon Prophet Ezekiel, God opened his eyes and he was able to see the glory of God

Ezekiel 3 vs 12: Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place

  1. Jesus Christ Himself testify that it was because of the spirit of the Lord that is upon Him that he’s able to preach the gospel, heal the sick, deliver the captives, give sight to the blind and give liberty to those who are in captivities

Mathew 3 vs 16.  16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him oppressed, Luke 4 vs. 8

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

  1. It was this same spirit of God that fell upon Philip taking him away in the wild wind and dropping him in another location.

Acts 8 vs 39 –  When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing.

 

Why do we need the Holy Spirit?

  1. Do you need power in your Christian word, then you need the Holy Spirit. The spirit gives spiritual power enabling His carriers to become spirit champions, Acts 1 vs. 8
  2. When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, you become bold and courageous. Apostle Peter was able to preach the gospel to the Pharisees and Sanhedrin because he was filled with the Holy Ghost, Acts 3 vs. 8
  3. The Holy Spirit helps you to pray. The Holy Spirit turns you to a prayer warrior and you are able to touch the heavens with your prayers. The Bible recalls that when the apostles who are filled with Holy Ghost prayed, the place where they were meeting shook and  they  were able to speak the word of God boldly, Acts 4 vs. 31.
  4. The Holy Spirit enables you to see the glory of God. The Bible recalls that when apostle Stephen was being stoned to death, even at that point of death, he looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, Acts 7 vs. 55
  5. The Holy Spirit enables you to see deep mysteries and revelations. It was the Holy Spirit that directed Ananias to visit brother Saul and restore his sight, Acts 9 vs. 17
  6. The Holy Spirit gives you power to do miracles. Ananias was able to restore the sight of brother Saul because of the power of Holy Ghost in him, Acts 9 vs. 17
  7. Jesus Christ started His miracles after the Holy Ghost fell on Him at river Jordan, Luke 4 vs. 1
  8. Apostle Paul who the Bible described as being filled with the Holy Ghost was able to silence Bar-Jesus the sorcerer, Peter was able to shake off the python that had fastened itself on his hand because of the Holy Ghost in him, Acts 28 vs. 5. The Apostles were able to do diverse sign and wonders because of the Holy Ghost in them, and Apostle Paul’s handkerchief and shadow became vessels for miracle because Paul was full of thee Holy Ghost.
  9. The Holy Spirit gives you the spirit of wisdom, understanding, knowledge and direction, Isaiah 11 vs. 2
  10. When the Holy Spirit falls upon you, you become an evangelist, bold, and willing to preach the gospel, to rebuke sin and preach holiness to all the ends of the earth. Micah 3 vs. 8, Luke 4vs. 18
  11. The Holy Spirit gives you the power to overcome temptation. If you are filled with the Holy Spirit, you cannot backslide or fall into sin. If you are filled with the Holy Spirit, you will be able to withstand all the temptations of the devil.
  12. If Jesus Christ has not received the Holy Spirit at river Jordan, He would not have been able to withstand the temptation of Satan in the wilderness. Luke 4 vs. 1
  13. The Holy Spirit cancels your losses and bring to pass something that seems hard, impossible and beyond comprehension. Mary a virgin conceived without union with a man.
  14. The Holy Spirit enables you to speak in a language of the spirit, Acts 2 vs. 4

 

How do you receive the Holy Spirit?

  1. Become born again: When you become born again, you become born of the spirit.
  2. Live a life of complete and uncompromising holiness, run away from all appearances of sin.
  3. Desire the Holy Spirit fervently and strongly
  4. Become completely obedient to the instruction of God.
  5. Be ready to serve God with all your money, time and energy
  6. Overcome these three things, the love of money, the love of women and overcome pride and arrogance
  7. Kill your flesh, kill canal desires and worldly desire. Set your heart on thing of the spirit.
  8. Be filled with the word of God
  9. Pray fervently and always.
  10. Combine prayer with fasting
  11. Become a soul winner: Do the work of an evangelist.
  12. Sing hymns, song and psalms to the Lord, become worshipper.

 

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How to receive blessings from God

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SPIRITUAL DOWNLOADS

Psalm 2 vs 8Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

  1. The Lord through the Holy Spirit showed me a revelation this morning, as I saw things being downloaded from heaven into a person’s life
  2. I asked the Lord what is this? And the Holy Spirit told me it should not be difficult for me to understand.
  3. In the physical realm, the internet is full of materials we download into our computer
  4. We go to app stores and download apps on our computer.
  5. We go to web sites and download several video, audio and textual materials into our phones or computers
  6. In the same vein, as I meditated I gained the understanding there are many things in the spiritual realm both positive or negative that can be downloaded into the physical realm
  7. As I meditated I gained the understanding that there are several things available for download into your marriage, family, life, body, soul, and spirit in the spirit realm
  8. There are blessings or curses, evils or goodness available for download from the spirit realm
  9. I prophecy to you today that your blessings shall download into your life for heaven in Jesus name
  10. I prophecy to you today that your miracles shall download into your life from heaven in Jesus name
  11. I prophecy to you today that your breakthroughs shall download into your life from heaven in Jesus name

 

The Holy Spirit is asking What have you downloaded in your life that is causing your problems?

  1. The Holy Spirit gave me the understanding that several people have downloaded evils into their life, which is causing problems for them today
  2. What sin have you indulged in the past that have downloaded evils into your life?
  3. If you have been involved in illicit sex, you might have downloaded demon spirits in your life
  4. If you have been involved in idolatry, you might have downloaded anger of God into your life
  5. If you have been consulted false prophets, herbalists, sorcerers in the past, it could have downloaded jealousy of God into your life
  6. If you have been involved in pornography, masturbation, you are simply downloading spirit husbands and wives into your life
  7. If you have stolen money that does not belong to you or received bribe to do a favour, then you I am sorry to say… you might have downloaded sorrows into your life. The Bibles says Proverbs 10:22 Verse (Click for … The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it
  8. The Holy Spirit is calling for repentance today in Jesus name

 

What has dark powers downloaded into your life that is causing problems for you?

  1. Most sickness people are walking up and down with were downloaded into their lives by witchcraft powers.
  2. Most unexplainable failures, sudden job loss, bareness, depression, marital crises, business failures etc were downloaded into the lives of people when they slept. The Bible says-Matthew 13:25-30 New King James Version (NKJV) 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way
  3. I pray for you Let every enchantment downloaded in your life break in Jesus name
  4. Let every evil deposit downloaded into your life through dreams be flushed out in Jesus name
  5. Let generational curses downloaded on your head be broken in Jesus name
  6. I download generational blessings on your head in Jesus name
  7. Every evil word downloaded into your life, be cancelled in Jesus name

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How to cancel evil downloads

  1. But before we start downloading blessings, it is important you make your ways right with God, because if your hands into any iniquity, or you gave the enemy a legitimate ground to attack, and you may not have a right to download blessings from heaven
  2. Confess and repent
  3. Command the blood of Jesus to flush out every evil that has been downloaded into your life
  4. Replace every evil download with good downloads

 

 

What do you wish to download in your head?

  1. The Holy Spirit is informing us today there are many blessings, many miracles in heaven that are available for download by Christians
  2. You can download any good thing on your head from heaven in Jesus name

Go ahead and start downloading blessings from the throne of God

Download spiritual gifts

Download material gifts

Download answers to your prayer requests

So shall it be in Jesus name

 

Prayers

  • I download good ness on your heads in Jesus name
  • I download mercy on your heads in Jesus name
  • I download favour into your life in Jesus name
  • I download good husbands to your life in Jesus name
  • I download babies into your womb in Jesus name
  • I download good jobs to your life in Jesus name
  • I download holiness and righteousness into your life in Jesus name
  • Every of your blessings that is refusing to download, blood of Jesus Christ, download them
  • Your hanging blessings that have refused to download for years, the fire of God shall download them for you today in Jesus name

 

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What is the anointing of God?

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Isaiah 10:27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

Lessons

  1. Your need the anointing to succeed, excel, or to prosper in life
  2. There is a burden that needs to be lifted.
  3. There is a yoke to be broken.
  4. Anything that is against God’s plan for your life is a yoke.
  5. The yokes and burdens in your life was not placed by God.
  6. Every contrary situation is the work of the devil.
  7. Any yoke and burden that you have seen in your life can be broken.
  8. Today is your day of deliverance.
  9. Burdens and yokes can only be broken by the anointing.
  10. The anointing of God is the presence of God.
  11. The anointing of God is the power of God in your life
  12. You can get the anointing of God by studying and meditating on the bible, by fasting, living in holiness and righteousness, by being in the presence of God worshiping him and praising him

Prayer

  • I receive the power of God in Jesus name

 

 

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What is difference between Spirit, Soul, and Body?

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Genesis 2:7And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

  1. Man is made of the dust(body), the breath of God(spirit). and the mind of God(soul).
  2. The most important in the three is my spirit because it’s what makes me alive.
  3. The spirit is like the unseen current in the electrical wire. The soul is the power of the current, and the body is the wire itself and its covering, which is useless when it does not have electrical energy
  4. I must not forget to take develop my spirit, which is by praying, fasting, worshiping God always, by reading is word, and complete holiness.
  5. God relates not with our soul or body, but our spirit.
  6. Before i can deeply and successfully walk with God I must kill my flesh by avoiding worldliness and carnality.

Prayer

  • My spirit, receive fire in Jesus name
  • My body die to sin in Jesus name

 

 

 

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Why God does not answer my prayers?

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Isaiah 65 vs 24: And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

  • God may not answer your specific prayer because He has given you a response before; and He is wondering why you are praying again on the matter.
  • God may not answer you because, He knows you will not like, accept, or believe His response, most likely because you have made up your mind on what to do; and you only want God to rubber stamp your desires.
  • If you involve in evils, wickedness, and idolatry, God says he will not hear your prayers.

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Isaiah 1 vs. 14-15 –  hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts,They have become a burden to Me;I am weary of bearing them.“So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you;Yes, even though you multiply prayers,I will not listen.Your hands are covered with blood.

Isaiah 59 vs. 2Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.-Sin.

Willful sin. Isaiah 59 vs. 2But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

God may not answer because of your sin. The prayers of a sinner is an abomination to God.

  • Read Genesis 31 vs 19: And Laban has gone to shear his sheep, and Rachel has stolen the images that are his father’s.
  • There was a secret sin in the life of Rachel that was only known to her.
  • She stole her father’s idol, and when her father searched for it, she sat on the idol and refused to get up, and said she was experiencing her menstrual cycle. (Genesis 31 vs 35)
  • Rachel’s sin was three in One. She committed stealing by taking images that were not hers; she committed idolatry by having in her possession idols; and she committed lying by claiming she was undergoing her menses, actually she was not.
  • What are the secrets sins in your life that you have refused to confess to anybody? Is it adultery, stealing, masturbation, fornication, idolatry, or pornography?
  1. If you have any material, article or item that belong to Satan, it becomes a legal ground for Satan to attack you. You need to search your house or office and get rid of any satanic possession in your life. It could be a charm, instrument, photo, amulet, medicine or textual material.

 

Joshua 7 vs. 13 – Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against tomorrow: for thus saith the LORD God of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you.

  • Holy Spirit reveal to me any accursed object in my possession in Jesus name.
  1. Idolatry is always a cause of unanswered prayers. Have you consulted an herbalist, a false prophet, a magician, an occult, or practice witchcraft in the past? Unless you repent and cut-off your evil past, God will shut His ears from your prayers.

 11 Kings 17 vs. 17&18 – 17They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire. They practiced divination and sought omens and sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing his anger.  18So the Lord was very angry with Israel and removed them from his presence. Only the tribe of Judah was left

  1. God may not answer you because he wants to test your patience. If you want a response in a hurry, He may decide to keep silent to build your patience in patience.
  2. God may not answer you because he want you to pass through a wilderness or long suffering experience. This will end up building your christian faith and increasing your testimonies.
  • Genesis 16 vs 1 – Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children
  • Genesis 20 vs 7 –  And Abraham prayed unto God and God healed Abimelech and his wife, and his maidservants and they bare children
  • Genesis 21 vs 1 – For Sarah conceived and bare Abraham a son in his old age at the set time of which God has spoken to him
  • There are some prayers that remain unanswered because God has refused to answer them.
  • Sarai, the wife of Abraham was barren, yet Abraham was a perfect man before God.
  • Sarai, the wife of Abraham was barren, yet the same Abraham prayed for Abimelech wives and maidservants who were barren, and they conceived and bore children; but the prayer of Abraham for his wife remained unanswered.

 

  •  Murderer, abortion. – Isaiah 59 vs. 3 – For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
  •  Lies. Isaiah 59 vs. 3For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
  •  Partiality. Isaiah 59 vs.4None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
  • Worldliness. Isaiah 59 vs. 4None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
  • Evil conspiracy. Isaiah 59 vs. 4None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
  • Wickedness. Isaiah 59 vs. 5They hatch cockatrice’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
  • Crime and violence. Isaiah 59 vs. 6Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.

 

  1. Evil thoughts. Isaiah 59 vs. 7Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
  2. Troublesomeness. Isaiah 59 vs. 8The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
  3. Disobedience. Isaiah 59 vs. 13In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
  4. Deceit. Isaiah 59 vs. 13In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
  5. Prayerlessness. Isaiah 59 vs. 16And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
  6. Tiredness in the altar of prayer – Luke 18 vs. 1 – And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint
  7. Inconsistency in prayer, ON and OFF prayer life – Luke 18 vs. 1 – And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
  8. Lame prayers, unaggressive prayers. God does not answer prayers of gentleman, but those that cry like Violent soldiers – Luke 18 vs. 7 – And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
  9. Failure to pray DAY and NIGHT. You must combine the two – Luke 18 vs. 7 – And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
  10. God may not answer you because you have not prayed hard enough. You dont only need to ask, you have to seek and knock before your prayers could be answered.
  11. God may not answer your prayers because he has allowed Satan to block your prayers as a way of testing your trust and faith in Him. As you remain in faith, He will surely answer you

Matthew 37 vs.46 – And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

  • Quite often at times, we often found ourselves in situation that seems God does not hear our prayers. No matter how much we prayed, fasted or worship
  • In this case, even Jesus Christ complained that God has forsaken Him.
  • Those observing Him were also mocking. “He trusted in God, let Him deliver Him now” (vs. 43).
  • In such situation, God expects us to be still and He will manifests Himself as the Lord.
  • God may not answer you because he has really answered you before through dreams, visions, a message, or a word; but you could not interpret or discern
  • God may not answer your prayers, because it is not yet the appointed time.
  • God may not answer your prayers because, granting your request is against His will or it may lead to your spiritual destruction
  • God may decide to forsake you if devil has legal ground to afflict you.

Prayer

  • Mercy of God, replace judgment of God over my life in Jesus name.

 

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Bible study on Matthew 10

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  1. The 12 disciples of Jesus were introduced in Mathew 10.
  2. Why did Jesus choose 12 disciples, perhaps the tribes in Israel?
  3. Why were all the disciples’ male? The plausible reason is to avoid issues that may occur in mixing married or unmarried male and females together on His hectic missionary and evangelistic work. However, several other female disciples ministered to him
  4. Disciples of Jesus should preach the gospel, and the central message should be that of repentance and salvation. Sermons should be heaven focused (vs.7)And as ye go, preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

 

  1. Ministers of Christ are empowered to heal the sick and raise the dead (vs.8)Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead
  2. Ministers are empowered to cast out devils and deliver people from demonic oppression (vs.8), cast out devils
  3. Ministers should not commercialize the gospel or place a price tag on healing, deliverance, or salvation (vs.8)freely ye have received, freely give.
  4. Ministers should trust God to provide their wages- Verse 9 and 10 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
  5. Ministers should depend on God for financial provision (vs.9, 10) 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

 

  1. Salvation is by informed consent. Ministers should not spread the gospel where they are not welcomed (vs.11)And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
  2. Ministers of the gospel should be wise and smart and avoid falling into traps of the ungodly (vs.16): be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
  3. Ministers of Christ should abstain from all evils, and be peaceful (vs.16)be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
  4. Ministers should be watchful and vigilant of haters of the gospel (vs.17)But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
  5. Ministers of the gospel should expect to be persecuted, hated by the ungodly (vs.22)And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

 

  1. Ministers should not confront persecutors of the gospel, but ‘flee’ from them (vs.23)But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
  2. Ministers of Christ should not be ashamed of the gospel (vs.33)But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
  3. Ministers should preach the gospel boldly and openly (vs.27)What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

 

  1. Your enemies will be blood relations– verse 36- And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
  2. Any Christian who does not minister Christ is akin to an infidel (vs.38)And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
  3. Those that support the Minister of the gospel shall be divinely rewarded (vs. 40, 41&42)40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

 

 

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Bible study on Mathew 9

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  1. Matthew 9 further reveals the healing and salvation ministry of Jesus Christ.
  2. Jesus healed the paralytic, (vs.2) – And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee;
  3. Jesus healed the woman with the issue of blood for 12 years, (vs.22) – But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour;
  4. He rose the daughter of the king from dead, (vs.25)– But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

 

  1. He also caused the blind men to see, (vs.30) – And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
  2. He healed the dumb  (vs.33)– And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
  3. Jesus also introduced himself again as the Savior, and friend of sinners. He dined with a crowd of drunkards and sinners. He did not stigmatize nor label them as outcasts. Rather, he announced his ministry to them: ‘(vs.13)– for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
  4. If the only thing we do in church or Christian ministry is to preach to the saved, then we are not fulfilling the ministry of Jesus Verse 12 – 12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
  5. Jesus revealed himself as a teacher of the word, preacher of the gospel, and a city/village evangelist. The miracles of Jesus were either preceded or accompanied by teaching of the Word of God, and preaching on repentance from sins.

 

  • Lastly Jesus lamented that absence of labourers to harvest souls to the kingdom. Would you decide today to harvest souls for the kingdom by doing the work of a missionary, evangelist, or Pastor?

Verse 37Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but     the labourers are few; 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

  • Do you want to remain as a church goer, a bench warmer in church or you want to step out for Jesus from today as a harvester of soul?

Prayers

  • The devil shall not harvest your soul in Jesus name
  • The devil shall NOT harvest my soul in Jesus name

 

 

 

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Bible study on Mathew 5: How to make heaven

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

  1. Jesus listed various criteria for making heaven, and these include the poor in spirit- verse 5; pure in heart- verse 8; and those persecuted for righteousness- verse 10.
  2. Jesus also listed qualities of good Christian, which are meekness- verse 5; merciful- verse 7; and peacemakers- verse 9. How do you fit with these qualities?

 

  1. Jesus also symbolically describes Christians as the Salt of the earth- verse 13. Salt purifies, seasons, tastes, invaluable, cleanses, and heals. Are you a salt or one of the pollutants of the earth?

 

  1. Jesus also symbolically describes Christians as the Light of the world- verse 14. Light gives protection, peace, direction, clarification, dries wetness, provides energy, and clears our darkness. Are you a source of light to the world, or your work is reinforcing darkness in the world?

 

  1. Jesus also taught that he came not to abolish the mosaic old testament laws but to fulfil them. Verse 17. We need spiritual direction in interpreting the mosaic laws in the light of the new testament revelation that Jesus represents.

 

  1. You can’t make heaven by being religious. For instance, the Pharisees pay tithes religiously. You need to do pay more than tithes by faith not as a form of a tax, to fulfil rigorousness. Matthew 5 vs. 20 – For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

 

  1. Anger may deny some people a place in Heaven. Don’t be angry without a cause , and be quick to forgive.

Matthew 5 vs. 22 – But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

 

  1. Your prayers will not be answered unless you forgive those who have offended you- verse 23.

Vs 23-24: Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

 

 

  1. Abusive: Let no uncouth, insultive or abusive words come out of your mouth. Don’t curse, don’t abuse, don’t say you are a fool

Matthew 5 vs. 22 – But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

 

  1. As much as possible, avoid issues that will take you to Police station or the Court of law. Resolve issues amicably as soon as possible- verse25

25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

 

  1. Lust is adultery of the heart. If you lust in heart after a woman, you are in danger of losing heaven

Matthew 5 vs. 28 – But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

 

  1. Cut off from every ungodly relationships or friends-verse 29 and 30

29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell

30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

 

 

  1. Divorce not allowed unless on the basis of Adultery: If you divorce a man or woman unless on the ground of adultery, you have committed adultery

Matthew 5 vs. 32 – But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

 

  1. Integrity: Be straightforward. Be a man of integrity, Be a simple man.

Matthew 5 vs. 37 – But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

 

  1. Vengeance: Don’t take revenge- Matthew 5 vs. 40 – And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

 

  1. Love your physical enemies- verse 44. We must understand the enemies Jesus is making reference to are physical enemies who offend you in day to day life rather than spiritual enemies described in Ephesians 6 vs 10. Love everyone, both friends and foes – Matthew 5 vs. 46 –

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

  1. The most important requirement for making heaven is perfection. Be perfect – Matthew 5 vs. 48 – Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

 

  1. Repent and be saved: Repent ye and be saved-Mathew 3 vs 2

 

 

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Training material for church workers

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By Babatope Babalobi

 

Ezekiel outlines divine instruction for anyone called to be minister

Don’t be lazy, indolent or waster. Stand upon your feet ( vs. 1) – And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.

Preach the gospel whether people listen to you or ignore you ( vs. 5)And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.

Be bold in the Lord. Don’t fear the enemy (vs. 6) – And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

Don’t abandon the work of God ( vs. 8) – But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee

Don’t be silent, open thy mouth and preach the word (vs.8)But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give theeImage result for Ezekiel 2: Guidelines for church workers

Submit to God and obey His will (vs. 7)And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.

 

 

 

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Working for God: understanding your divine calling

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What are the signs of divine calling? Read Ezekiel 3

By Babatope Babalobi

Many people have called themselves into ministry when God has not called them.

  1. You will become addicted to the word of God ( vs. 1) – Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.
  2. You will become a expert a master of the word, and lover off the word of God ( vs. 3)And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
  3. You will love to speak the word ( vs. 4)And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.
  4. You will receive the anointing that disgraces the enemy ( vs. 8)Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.
  5. You will become fearless speaking with authority and power (vs. 9) – As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
  6. You will believe in the word ( vs. 10)Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.
  7. You will become an evangelist (vs. 11)And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.
  8. You will proclaim the word without fear or favour (vs. 11) – And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.Image result for Ezekiel 3
  9. The spirit of God will dwell with you ( vs. 12)Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place.
  10. The spirit of God will lead and direct you (vs. 12)Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place.
  11. The spirit of God will show you vision ( vs. 14) – So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.
  12. The hand of the Lord shall be upon you (vs. 14) – So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.
  13. God shall speak to you ( vs. 16)And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
  14. You will become a watchman (vs. 17) – Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
  15. You will become a prophet ( vs. 17) – Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
  16. God will talk to you ( vs. 22) – And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with thee.
  17. You will see the glory of God ( vs. 23) – Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.
  18. The spirit of God shall possess you ( vs. 24) – Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house.
  19. The spirit of God shall empower you ( vs. 24) – Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house.
  20. The power of God shall open thy mouth (vs. 27) But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.

 

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MESSENGER OR MESSAGE?

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  By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever” (Isaiah 40:8)

Read: Isaiah 40:6-8

In 2 Kings 5:9-12, when Naaman eventually got to the house of Elisha, he felt too big to enter. He stayed outside and waited for the man of God to come and meet him. However, Elisha sent a messenger to him, instructing him on what to do to be cured of his leprosy.

Naaman was furious. He felt humiliated. ‘Who does this so-called prophet think he is anyway? Has he not heard of my name? He feels too big to come out to attend to me, and finally sent a messenger’, he wondered. He decided to return to Syria! Whenever God sends a message through a messenger, one is more important than the other.

The message is God’s Word. God’s Word is the same as God (John 1:1). Therefore God’s Word is more important than the messenger or vessel through whom it is sent. Several believers today are not different from Naaman in this aspect. When they get to church and discover the preacher taking the sermon is not the G.O. or pastor, they will suddenly grow cold on the message.

You will hear some of them say, ‘ I don’t get blessed whenever any other pastor preaches other than my pastor’. This is a mark of childhood. If your reception of God’s Word is dependent on who preaches and who does not preach, you are exalting the messenger above the message.

“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever” (Isaiah 40:8). Today’s reading tells us that long after the messenger has passed away, the Word of God still stands. If you are a true seeker of the Most High, the messenger He uses in communicating with you does not matter. You will joyfully receive the message and act on it.

Today, even when some prophetic utterances are coming directly from the Throne of Grace, some highly learned intellectuals cannot receive it, because they focus on the grammatical errors of the messenger. Some find it difficult to receive a divine message coming through their child, ward or even house help.

If Naaman had not listened to his house help, he would have died a leper. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit. Concentrate on the Word not the messenger. The messenger can make mistakes being a man, but God’s Word stands forever. Sharpen your reception today!

Father, help me to receive your messages through whatever medium you choose.

DIVINE PRESENCE FACILITATES GOOD WORKS

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  By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10)

Read: Colossians 1:9-11

In Acts 2, after Peter delivered a powerful few minutes’ sermon, he made an altar call and 3000 souls responded. This shows that he was experiencing open Heavens. I have observed that prospering is not so much as the line of business or one’s expertise in one’s field (although these matter) as much as whether Heaven is open or closed to the individual.

If Heaven is open to you, even when all you sell is water, you will stand out and be a multi-millionaire. If it is firewood you are selling, people will stop patronizing others, and all roads would lead to your location. If you are operating a canteen, people will come to ask where you learnt to cook so well.

This season, Heaven will be opened to you. Peter and John had been seeing the lame man at the Beautiful Gate parish for years but could not do anything. But when Heaven opened to them on the day of Pentecost, they met the same lame man at the same location, in the same state, but this time, they had something to offer (Acts 3:1-8). When Heaven opens to you, you will have something to offer to the needy.

Thank God for laying on of hands. Many lives have been dramatically affected through this. The reason some lay hands on your head and nothing happened, is because the hands were empty. Heaven has not empowered them. In Matthew 3:16, not only did the Holy Spirit descend on Jesus, He also abode with Him. Jesus became the permanent residence of the Holy Spirit.

When Heaven opens to you, you will be guaranteed of divine presence which also means divine backing over whatever you embark on. According to Acts 10:38, Jesus could produce good works because God was with Him. If you desire to do good or be full of good works, you must crave the divine presence in your life. Have you been struggling with living the Christian life? Are you compromising with unbelieving colleagues in your office? Is it difficult for you to stand for the truth in the face of compromising believers?

Do you find it difficult to forgive that neighbour who has offended you? You need open Heavens to release the divine presence that can help you do what you cannot ordinarily do. The Lord will open Heaven upon you and empower you to be fruitful in serving Him, living right, and in doing every good work in Jesus’ Name.

Lord, as never before, let me be a carrier of the Holy Spirit.

BEYOND ENEMY’S DEATH

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  By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
wolfsMemorise: “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16)

Read: Matthew 2:19-23

After the wise men returned by another route to their home country, Herod was more than furious. He had waited in vain and now he was quite certain they were not returning. That was not enough to terminate his secret plot to kill Jesus. Then he went all out to get Him. He ordered all children from two years and below to be executed. This shows Satan’s limitation in knowledge.

Satan knows too little – in fact next to nothing compared with our God who is All-knowing. Why could Satan not inform his representative – king Herod where Jesus was? Why did he have to depend on the wise men to tell him? Up till now, Satan acts on the information he gathers through his agents from people.

Unfortunately, some believers are the ones keeping Satan informed about their plans, strategies and next moves, yet they are surprised when they meet with disappointments. Can you imagine, even though king Herod was told of a child born king, he was so mad that he could not differentiate between male and female children. He killed all, even when common sense should have told him that his target was a male. Satan is an indiscriminate life waster! He does not mind taking 10,000 lives in an attempt to waste just one valued life! And most times, it is the supposed innocents that are wasted.

No unbeliever is safe. God can do anything to protect His own. It is an irony that the parents of the children who were killed were under Satan’s control. This tells us that the greatest victims of the devil are his devotees and their families. Satan cannot keep anyone who comes under his cover!

Moreover, one would have thought that the search for the child Jesus was over the moment king Herod died. That was far from it. Why? King Herod’s son was well informed. Infact, he thought the child was born to displace him. So he continued his search, hence God warned Joseph on his return from Egypt not to stay in Judea. This was how Jesus grew up in Galilee. We should not rest on our oars even after the death of an enemy. Watch his or her descendants to know if any of them has continued from where their parents stopped.

The death of a notable enemy is not necessarily the end of his or her wickedness or dreams (Esther 8:3-14). Some people who were delivered from their strong enemy, later became preys of the children of that enemy because they were taken unawares. Be on guard! After that victory, don’t go on vacation. Stand!

Father, terminate by fire every satanic arrangement of my late enemies and their successors against my destiny.