He is risen!

A worship song’s lyrics go thus:

He is Lord, He is Lord

A worship song’s lyrics go thus:

He is Lord, he is Lord

Amen, he has risen from the dead

He is Lord, every knee shall bow

Every tongue confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord

 

Great is our God! He is truly the Lord of all!

 

Let’s pray:

By the power of resurrection, may every good thing in your life receive life again in Jesus name

As the Lord conquered death, so shall every limiting force in your life be conquered in Jesus name

Every stone rolled across the door of your glory can be rolled back today in Jesus name

May your helpers come running to help revive every dead venture of goodness in your life in Jesus name

Good news shall find you

May that dead womb receive life right now in the name of Jesus,

May every unyielding force militating against your success bow to the superiority of Christ today in Jesus name

As for every helper who has forgotten you, may there be a divine remembrance and reconnection of you to such persons in the name of Jesus

As the death of Christ has brought us life, so may your family bubble with eternal life in the name of Jesus

Sickness in your life shall die

Favour shall become synonymous with you in the name of Jesus

Every battle going on in the spiritual realm over your life, may the Lord of the battle step in and give you victory today in Jesus name

Go and succeed

Go and prosper

Go and flourish

Go and fulfil destiny

Go and do exploits

Go and possess your possessions in the name of Jesus

Go and live,live and keep living, even as Christ has brought you eternal life.

It shall be well with you now and always.

In the name of the Lord Jesus.

 

Beloved, it takes faith in God to get answers to these prayers, please believe as you say them. Also, you must live in holiness before God as well, before answers can be gotten.

Live for God, live for life, live in the blessed Lord that arose today those many years ago and is still alive today and will still be living forevermore!

Tell someone else about him, spread his love and continue to triumph in Jesus name.

God bless you!

He is risen!

Halleluyah!

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Bowing to the father’s will.

 

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“Abba, Father,” he cried out, “everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Mark 14:36 (NLT)

Words are very easy to utter,yet acting those words sometimes seems most difficult. Do you mean everything that you say?

Are you a child who is completely sincere with the father? Are you always ready to act out your declaration whenever you say ‘Father,let your will be done.’?

Bowing completely to the father’s will takes a higher level of living than mortality- it takes a life of faith and complete surrenderance. The road might appear uneasy, but God’s choice is always the best that one can get.

The words in the verse above were of the Lord Jesus Christ, as he was nearing carrying out the task of dying for our sins- the most challenging and demanding task ever. Yet, he didn’t try to argue his way out or shift responsibility. Rather, he subjected his will to the father’s, despite conceding the fact that the task was a onerous one. He obeyed to the point of death, he bowed to the father’s will to the very end.

Do you make excuses to side-step the father’s will? Do you jump on the bus on the easier route at the slightest opportunity so as to avoid divine mandate? It’s best you don’t, it’s best you never. God’s will for you is customized to your purpose and if you look to fulfil purpose, you must follow his will to the last letter.

Please know that there is no task that God commits into your hands that he has not given you the grace to complete. He won’t stretch you beyond the limits that he has set for you.

See these scriptures:

‘The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.’ 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NLT)

‘Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.’ 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)

Paul wrote this. As God is seen to have said to Paul in the second scripture,he can say the same to you too. His grace is all you need and he won’t let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.

As said earlier, it takes a life of faith and surrenderance to bow to the father’s will and the Holy Spirit is that helper that can help you live that higher life.

Ask the Holy Spirit to help you.

PRAYER- Lord,come what may, help me always bow to your will in Jesus name.

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Invest in 2014!

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‘Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you.’ Ecclesiastes 11:1 (NLT)

I read Ecclesiastes 11 and I fell in love with it! Profound words abound in it, please kindly go through the entire chapter as soon as you can.

I want to share an insight with you today, my dear friend. A version of the natural law of harvest is ‘reap, sow’. The year is new and still very young, there is the danger of being complacent and not doing the right things on time, in time. Before long, the year gets halfway and then almost over. Before you get caught unawares by time’s move, I say, if you are looking to reap bountifully this year, you must invest in it! Reap, sow. How do I mean when I say invest?I mean doing good things that will bring back positive results and yield profits for you, both in cash and kind.

Preach to souls about Christ. Learn something new. Acquire a new skill. Get that degree. Plan that proposal. Do something good that will bring back something better. Set targets, maintain focus and succeed in achieving your set goals. Most of those who celebrate at the end of the year and count their blessings and achievements do not get there overnight. There was a process. They invested, waited and reaped. Investing in this year does not have to do with money only. You could invest your time, energy, focus and even much more.

If you carefully select that venture with God’s guidance, and you invest wisely, you will reap bountifully. If you have never done this before, that is, investing in a year, let this be the first. Change the story. Make this a year of note through diligent investment, even as the Lord helps you.

Above all, the most profitable place to invest into this year and always is the Kingdom of God. Win souls for the father. Pay your tithes, sow seeds of faith and give generous offerings. You will see the Saviour’s words in Matthew 6:33 manifest in your life if you do this faithfully. The father pays those who invest in his kingdom, please become one of them today.

Keep this in mind, ‘To make huge returns in 2014, you have to make huge investments in it, and the best place to invest into is the kingdom of God.’

God bless you more, beloved.

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Your pride and joy

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‘After all, what gives us hope and joy, and what will be our proud reward and crown as we stand before our Lord Jesus when he returns? It is you! Yes, you are our pride and joy.’ 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 (NLT)

Another year to live, a great platform to shine for the Lord. Make up your mind to have a great impact on at least one person’s life this year by leading them to the love at the cross and telling them about the saviour. If for Paul and his friends, the souls the Lord helped them win could be their pride and joy, the same could apply to you. Let the soul(s) you win for Christ by his grace this year be your pride and joy.

Watch out for someone and preach the gospel to them. Admonish them to turn away from their bad ways and embrace the new life in Christ, then you follow them up, encouraging them as a friend and sharing the saviour’s love with them ceaselessly. This in itself is being fruitful as a Christian because your own soul that has been saved has been instrumental to another soul being saved. This brings the illustration of the vine and the branches the Lord was talking about in John 15 to mind. The Lord said this:

“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.’’ John 15:1-2 (NLT)

May you and I not be cut off by the father this year and even throughout our stays here on earth in Jesus name. Live for God, bear fruits. Do not make earthly possessions and achievements your pride and joy, rather, let the souls you win for the Lord, as he enables you, be your pride and joy as you watch them grow in the Lord and do great exploits to his glory.

Happy New Year to you my friend, keep shining for the Lord.

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Look forward

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Happy 2014 in advance. I have no doubt that God will protect his own and see them through. For a lot of people, 2013 must have come with its highs and lows. The hits and the misses. The smiles and the tears. The plenty and the scarce. You might as well have probably made mistakes this year that you would never want to make again. Are you still living in the regrets of such mistakes? If yes, the message to you is, let them go. Put off those old memories.

See what the Apostle Paul said here: ‘No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,’ Philippians 3:13 (NLT) 

As 2013 comes to a close, let go of all memories that you do not need. It is the best that you do not crossover into 2014 with the negatives. You need a positive mindset. Even if it’s looking so impossible to let go the damage seems irreversible, do not forget that Jesus makes all things new, he can always give you a fresh beginning(Reference: 2 Corinthians 5:17).

Our father does new things and I believe that 2014 is coming on with some new things for us as his children. However, we can’t expect to still carry the old and successfully accommodate the new. We need to be new at all times. The olds being referred to here are the bad memories and imperfection of the past. We must get rid of them. The Lord said here: “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the wine would burst the wineskins, and the wine and the skins would both be lost. New wine calls for new wineskins.” Mark 2:22 (NLT) 

For us to fully receive those new things that the father has for us in 2014, we must not carry over the negative ‘olds’ from 2013. How then do we clear out the needless and stay new?

‘Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.’ Romans 12:2 (NLT) 

‘Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stay true to the Lord. I love you and long to see you, dear friends, for you are my joy and the crown I receive for my work.’ Philippians 4:1 (NLT) 

A battle is won or lost,first in the mind. We stay old or new,first in our minds. The key to staying new is to keep our minds refreshed by meditating on God’s words, believing what he says about us instead of what the physical implies, praying to him and being alert to what we think about.

If we keep our minds new, we would be able to accommodate new ideas and experience abundance like we have never known before in the coming year, to the glory of the father.

Keep looking forward, success is nigh.

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Stand firm

A letter to a fellow believer:

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While reading through Luke 21 yesterday, I came across very profound tenets that all christians should hold very dear, part of which I found in verse 19 of that chapter.

‘By standing firm, you will win your souls.’ Luke 21:19 (NLT)
This could mean also mean that if one does stand firm, one could lose one’s soul. Also in church today, I came across a verse that I had to go searching for online later, it reads:

‘Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.’ 1 Peter 5:9 (NLT)
The instruction rings out clear again, ‘STAND FIRM’.

In this age where a lot of things are taken for granted when it comes to morality, it is very easy for one’s integrity to be compromised if one does not stand very firmly. In Luke 21:19, the Lord was admonishing us to stand firm in the face of trials when they come, especially in the form of physical assault. We should confess our faith to the end, not denying Christ at any time. Denial does not just come when we confess the wrong things, it shows up too when we purposefully lower the standards expected of us just to fit in the crowd, or get a raise at work or do just about anything ungodly to seemingly move up. If we are christians, we must stand firm in the face of all these and say ‘no’ to compromise. As in 1 Peter 5:9, the ‘stand firm’ therein is against the evil one, ‘the devil’. This has to do with the spiritual part, what goes on within. Our minds and the battle against iniquity. We should purge always. Once evil thoughts pop up, we should simply cancel them in the name of the Lord. Only when we do this can we endure to the end and come out as victors on that great day of reckoning.

Surely, the troubling times of wars and unpleasantries are coming, as the Lord has said. We need to be prepared. We should rejoice when these begin to happen because they are clear signs that our salvation is near, that our Lord’s return is nigh (reference: Luke 21:28). To prepare effectively, we have to do this:

“Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware, like a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth.
Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man.”  Luke 21:34-36 (NLT)

‘Only those who make it through, will be crowned victors. Only those stand firm will win their souls.

‘But the one who endures to the end will be saved.’ Matthew 24:13 (NLT)

Fellow believer, whatever you might be passing through, please know that you are not alone, the Lord is with you and so are the co-heirs on the way facing one challenge or the other. Only know that victory is sure because our Lord has said this:

”I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33 (NLT)

Stand firm, stay safe.

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After Christmas,What next?

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Christmas, jingle bells! Hurray! The celebration and fireworks, the lighted trees and the wrapped gifts, reunions, services and all, Christmas is done. Hallelujah! Now that December 25th is past and 2013 draws slowly to a close, what next?

You could be asking, what next what? Well, it is, what next with your relationship with Christ, your walk with him? Whether genuinely born-again or not, millions of people worldwide share in the joy and celebration of Christmas, singing lovely songs at carol services in remembrance of the saviour’s birth. If everyone who celebrates Christmas really loved Christ, oh, what joy! However, truth be told, a lot of those millions celebrating Christ do not love the Lord. They do not obey him. They do not live the life which he got for them by virtue of his death on the cross. They celebrate the Lord at Christmas with their mouths, then go back to their ways of sin once Christmas is over, until another festival comes around, say Easter.  Are you one of them?

If you are one of them, please repent today! Stop double-dealing with Christ! He died for you, live for him! Christmas is over, your walk with Christ must however not be over. Those who truly celebrate Christmas are those who the essence of the Lord’s birth and live the life his coming has brought to us. They are called Christians. They are not just church-goers, they are Christ-lovers, word-doers. They love the Lord and obey his commandments as seen here: “If you love me, obey my commandments. John 14:15 (NLT). Please become one of them today.

If you are ready to make that decision now, that decision to walk with Christ beyond Christmas or even start afresh with him, please say this prayer: ‘Lord, thank you for coming at Christmas. I love you and I want to walk with you for the rest of my life. Please forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with your perfect blood. Thank you Lord for forgiving me in Jesus name.’

If you said the prayer, congratulations. Welcome to the new life. Going forward, please read your Bible daily, attend a church where the word of God as written in your Bible is preached and pray to the Lord for all you need. You will succeed!

Stay blessed.

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Believe God first.

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‘And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.’ Hebrews 11:6 (NLT)

The year is running to a close and there might be some pressing needs you are looking to cover. Somebody might have advised you to pray to God and that he,God, will meet your needs. The truth is, yes, he can meet your needs but first you must believe him. Believe that he exists. Believe that he is God and that none is greater than him. Believe that he can answer your prayers. Believe that he can meet those needs of yours. Don’t pray to him like you are trying out. Don’t approach God like he is an alternative. Approach him with faith and confidence. Approach and regard him as the ultimate. God will meet the needs of his own as his name has to be honoured and to be seen as his own, you must be a person who has faith in him.(The definition of faith is in Hebrews 11:1)

One very crucial thing about your belief in God is that it must be absolute. The totality of your faith in God puts you in a position for maximum impact. To be an absolute believer, you must be somebody who has a resolution of  ‘It’s only God I trust for this, no other source do I place my hope on’.No alternative whatsoever. God must be everything to you. And being in a position for maximum impact is simply occupying a vantage position for the receipt of any blessing the Lord has for those who place their trust in him.

To my friends who believe in God already: Now,as I learned from a friend, time is in God, God is not in time, this means that God is not time-bound by your own watch to answer your prayers. As his own, he sees you and knows what you NEED and WHEN it’s best you get it. So, if you’ve asked the father for something and you are still waiting to see an answer manifest physically, I beseech you to be patient and wait on the Lord in thanksgiving. An approach of faith is to believe that you have received the answer already and that in God’s time, there will be a physical manifestation of it.

 ‘If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.’ John 15:7 (NIV)

So long you meet the condition in the verse above, trust him to reward you as someone who sincerely seeks him and had believed in him first.

God bless you.

Keep winning.

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THE LIVING WATER.

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Imagine the good that water does to a marathon runner during a race. Invaluable, right? If normal water can be that much of a blessing, how much more will the living water be to those who drink it? That’s exactly what we would examine in this piece about ‘’the living water’’.
As Christians, we are on a journey to eternity. Some call it a race; some, a walk. Whatever we call this journey, it is a sojourn that demands a lot of energy and determination. 
The energy required is spiritual and fortunately, we have an endless and ready supply of it if we are careful enough to connect to this source and draw from it. Jesus is our source of energy. He’s ‘the living water’ that quenches our thirst on our journey to eternity.
When we are weary and tired; when life’s turmoil seems to have us caged in; when troubles come after our very souls, he’s our ready source of renewal and strength. In John 4:14(NLT), the lord says ‘But those who drink the water that I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life’’. That says it all!
So beloved, whenever you feel tired and at the point of giving up, just say it out loud to him ‘’Lord, please quench this thirst of my soul and renew my energy’’. Like he implored the Samaritan woman to ask for the living water in John 4:10, you can ask too. Please, do so today and stay ever vibrant and alive in this race to eternity!
God bless you more.

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You will be more than fine.

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‘Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.’  Philippians 4:6 (NLT)

Christmas is almost here and you might have to entertain guests, the shopping list seems overly long and there seems to be so many other things to do. The purse is not looking fat right now and there might be this temptation to start to worry. Well, my friend, don’t. Remember who you are. Remember that the physical doesn’t dictate your happiness. Remember that your father is the wealthiest ever and he won’t let you be put to shame, his name must be honoured.

Sometimes, one could get caught in the whirlwind of worry over responsibilities and obligations especially as concerns finance. The best thing to do hence is to get out of that whirlwind as fast as one got in by referring to the word of God and his promises for his beloved. The Lord gave an in-depth exposition as concerns worry in Matthew 6:25-34. Let’s see this:

‘And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?’  Matthew 6:30 (NLT)

Let your faith speak even in the face of seeming lack. Thank God even when there seems to be the barest of hopes for a miracle. He won’t forget you. You are too important to him to be forgotten. His words here to Israel confirms his faithfulness to his beloved, which you are:

‘“Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you! See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands. Always in my mind is a picture of Jerusalem’s walls in ruins. ‘ Isaiah 49:15-16 (NLT)

So whether your needs are long-term or short-term, they will be met by God and you will be more than fine. According to Philippians 4:6, keep worry out, pray about everything, tell your father about your needs and thank him for what he has done especially from January 2013 to now. It’s been an amazing year and that you are still alive is worth thanking God for. Your Christmas will be super amazing if you center it on God. Don’t worry, be happy in anticipation of the goodness the Lord will bless you with as gifts of the season. You will be more than fine.With the Lord, yes, you will be exceedingly blessed.

Raise your gratitude and see the Lord raise your prosperity to a higher altitude.

God bless you more, merry christmas in advance.

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