Revelations 3:21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.22 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
The Lord is ever faithful, ever constant, and always present. He guides you always. Lean on Him!
We overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the words of our testimony – Revelation 12:11.
Friends, some of you are taking stock of this year by days, weeks, and months, for me it has been a decade long. Times and seasons are constant, but you and I, experience it all differently, seasons and times happens to us all differently.
I took stock of the last decade. I am so thankful that I can look back and say thank you Jesus! The Lord was my strength, my all in all, the pillar that holds my life, my shield and high tower that kept me safe and sane.
Thank you Lord for the storms that could not sweep me away, the fire that could not kindle upon me, the pit that could not contain me, the voices that could not prevail over me. And the schemes of the wicked that you Lord frustrated! I bet you also have thanks to give. Go ahead and praise God!
Thank you Savior for the near misses, the broken heart that you healed, the blind eyes that you gave sight, deaf ears that you opened, and the hardened heart that your love turned around and changed to be a heart of flesh.
Knowing the Lord intimately is different from knowing God by what someone says. You need to experience God for yourself! He is near thee! Psalms 145:18
I look back and I am thankful for overcoming all the wiles of the wicked. It is a privilege to be here, looking forward to the glorious next chapter as it unfolds beautifully. I see glorious spectacles like crescendo.
If you can relate in anyway, listen to the lyrics of this music and know that it was, and it is Christ in you and I giving us victory by His blood! We ought to give Him praise like never before in truth and in spirit. The Lord our God is worthy of all praises. Psalms 145:3
Be optimistic of the future friends, it shall be full of wonderful pleasure! You will experience the Lord like never before. You need to stay awake and aware in your spirit man this new months, and years ahead.
The scriptures says the glory of the latter shall be greater than the former. Haggai 2:9‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”
The Scriptures also said that we, believers, are the temple of the living God. 1 Corinthians 3:16Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? It explains in many ways that God lives in Us by His Holy Spirit. And by virtue of the fact that God breathe into the clay He formed even back then- Genesis 2:7, every living human has the glory of God in him. We are sons of God!
I want to establish for you that you have and carry glory. In every stage of your being, you carry glory. Don’t you dare let another human tell you that you do not have glory or that it is shame that is trailing you. Look intently at anyone saying that and say get behind me Satan. That voice is from the pit of hell!
You cannot be a human being without glory! It is the glory, the breathe of the Almighty that makes us different from animals. We all carry GLORY!
See, I grew up in royalty on both side of my family. My mum is from royalty on both side also. On my mother side, I knew the late Ooni Adesoji Aderemi as a little girl. My great grandmother and the Queen were siblings. They both lived long and told story of how they were princesses from Oyo and so on. Both sisters passed on in the 1990s. Ooni’s first child, Aunty Awujo as my mum used to called her, was very close to my mum. My mum is late, but she is still living. On my Father side same story. The family’s progenitor was so powerful that every other Chief and the King in the Kingdom paid homage to him. The respect is still there for The Sora Family today.
Why am I saying all this? Growing up in such an environment, knowing who my ancestors were, unconsciously makes me exude an aura of some sort. I walk like I own the land I have been told many times. There is a glory, a gait in my steps, an aura, that many may have misinterpreted or misunderstood. Knowing who you are exude a knowing, albeit unconsciously regardless of whatever circumstances or situation you are in. I am all the way here in North America where no one knows who all these people were, and frankly who cares? Upbringing, values, and beliefs makes me to carry myself differently.
For someone like me, being star struck is out of the question. I was raised to speak my mind, be bold, respectful, truthful, just, and kind. I celebrate everyone equally as a being, either poor or rich, and to treat anyone in a condescending way because of any erroneous criteria or faulty perception is most repulsive to me. My father was one of those that studied in England in the fifties, and he was a well cultured man who raised us well.
As believers, knowing who we were before the foundation of the earth was laid, and who we are today in Christ Jesus will help us to debunk the lies of the devil. There are many lies flowing around from different avenues that if you do not know who you are, you will be swept under, deceived into being less than you are capable of being.
Joseph knew who he was, he had seen dreams of what his destiny entails. He became a slave in Egypt, yet his glory was evident to Mr Potiphar, Mrs Potiphar, and even to the jailers. You may not have royal blood in you, however you have the blood lineage of Jesus Christ, you are a seed of Abraham, God’s friend. You were purchase with a price. The blood of Jesus was shed for you! Menh, let no one tell you , you carry no glory. I see glory all over you! You hear me? You have glory and honor all over you. Believe this for it is The Truth.
Job 14:15 You will call and I will answer you; you will long for the creature your hands have made.16 Surely then you will count my steps but not keep track of my sin. 17 My offenses will be sealed up in a bag; you will cover over my sin.
I bet you have not seen half of what Brother Job saw, and I pray you and I will never ever see it. He was tempted beyond human understanding, yet by grace he stood in faith, unwavering!
So therefore, if the Lord called Job back from the realm of total chaos as was recorded in the scriptures, God will call you out of that dunghill. I mean, He is calling you out now, this very moment.
The Lord remembered His love for you today, He has been watching over your every step anyways. God is not and will not keep track of your many sins. He packed them all and sealed it with the blood of Jesus Christ and sent it off to the land of forgetfulness.
Don’t you dare allow the enemy and those that are threatened by your wakefulness from slumber talk you down to the emotion of guilt, unworthiness, and fear.
You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus – 2 Corinthians 5:21! Say that to the Devil’s face!
Romans 2:7To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.
8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
9 There will be trouble and distress for every humanbeing who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile;
10 but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
11For God does not show favoritism.
It pays to do good, not only to those that appreciate or will pay you back. Just be a nice person and listen as the Lord leads you to touch another. You never know when God will reward you. Moreover, there is a kind of satisfaction that you get inwardly when you are able to bless someone even secretly.
Likewise, the evil you do when no one is looking will find you out and you will not see it coming. It will be larger than the evil you did to someone, a cause, or an organization. Repent! Start doing good, peradventure your good will undo the evil you have done.
God is no respecter of person! Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows – Galatians 6:7 What you sow is what you will reap! Sow good seeds!
The Gospel is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone that believes. Romans 1:16
In this same gospel, the righteousness of God is revealed. This righteousness is a righteousness that is by faith. You cannot earn it in any other way other than by faith. Romans 1:17The righteous will live by faith!
How hard can this truth be? I wonder why it took this long for this truth to permeate my being. I think my belief system conditioned me somehow to erroneously believe that I cannot attain this righteousness.I kept undervaluing what the blood bought for me. How wrong I was! For the Lord by His blood washed and poured His essence into you and I!
You can never, neither can I ever be righteous on our own, even though I do not steal, commit adultery, murder, covet, lie, fornicate, worship idols, or/ and engage in any secret sin, I still cannot attain this righteousness.
Like most of you, anger and pride are always lurking around my every action and reaction. Doubt and unbelief often sneaked in unawares, and when I conquered all these, then a little gossip peeped in, and so on like a rollercoaster I kept struggling against all these little foxes that spoilt the vine – Song of Solomon 2:15.
The Lord Himself by His Holy Spirit searches the hearts of man. Jeremiah 17:10“I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” He saw my struggle and sent help to me. He led me to read this truth in His word and He opened my heart to receive it.
The fact is that only faith in Christ Jesus can make you and I righteous, the moment this truth took hold of me and I allowed it room in my heart, then I slowly realized that the things I struggle with gradually dissipated.
I am no longer slave to sin because I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Read from Matthew 25:32-46
We all know the story of Jonathan and David in 1 Samuel 18 where Jonathan, heir to the throne of his father King Saul took a liking to David, a rival of sort, of his father and the throne. Jonathan ultimately died with his father, due to King Saul’s many sins and falling out of favor with Jehovah. David against all odds got to the throne and one faithful day, he remembered Jonathan. King David repaid Jonathan’s kindness to Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s sons – 2 Samuel 9:1-13
What am I implying? The Lord said seed time and harvest time shall never seize as long as the earth remains. Genesis 8:22. Good and evil remains and they both have consequences. The good you do and the bad you do, you will reap.
Christian’s in many denominations are often led incessantly to break curses, generational curses, ancestral curses, and so on that has been in their family due to the sins of their forefathers etc, without balancing it with request for heaven to repay the good that someone from this same lineage, generation past has done for and unto the Lord!
Many of us has store houses of bounties that the Lord want us to access, however, we are busy closing, and shutting the door of an empty room labelled curses that heaven has emptied out at our rebirth and the many times we have applied and pleaded the precious blood of Jesus!
This is where religion, and false preachers have kept many, in perpetual ignorance. Taking you on and off the same route and cycle of these activities and that activity without recourse. No wonder the scriptures says my people perish for lack of knowledge – Hosea 4:6
Friends, Abrahams blessings are yours because you are his seed by faith- Genesis 22:18; Galatians 3:7 understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. 8 The scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”. So also, the blessings of past generation can be yours too.
And you, yourself have labored, you have sown some good seeds in fertile ground, you have fed the Lord, comforted the Lord, and you did clothed the Lord in that sister or brother you covered their nakedness – Please note that the Lord owes no one. He will repay your good deeds. You must however, remind the Lord, not that He forgets, however, you must ask that your reward comes speedily even as this year round up.
God will yet open that store house holding your reward IF you ask. Ask and you shall receive – Matthew 7:7. Psalms 65:11 says, God will crown this year 2020 with His bounty, and your carts will overflow with abundance. Amen
You are the Church built not by human hands. I Joan, I am also the Church, built not by human hands! Acts 7:48. Christ Jesus lives within us by His Holy Spirit.
You and I ought to be able to see ourself in the Scriptures. The Spirit of the living God takes up residence in us as believers.
You should have the witness of the Holy Spirit confirming with your Spirit that you are the child of God, and joint heirs with Christ Jesus!
Romans 8:16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
Please put your name in the below verses of scriptures and read it aloud. Meditate on it! Let it go into your subconscious mind! Believe this👇👇 truth friends!
Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you (I,Joan) who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our (My) peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you ( me, Joan) who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. 19 Consequently, you (I, Joan, am) are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
1 Peter 2:4 As you come to him, the living Stone–rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him–5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
I just have to say it out loud again: my assurance and confidence booster.
I am Joan, and like a living stones, I am being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Hallelujah 1 Peter 2:5
The above scriptures assures me and it should assure you also that you are in good hands. You are in God’s hand being built up, everything about you is dynamic, growing, metamorphosing, transforming, becoming who you were before the foundation of the world was laid. Wow!