Nigeria Weeps!

My country of birth weeps. Nigeria weeps for her youth, the beckon of hope for a Nigeria with good, fair, and just governance gunned down!

Courtesy of Jumoke Akin-Taylor

The leadership, through Nigerian Army cut down the shinning 🌟 of tomorrow!

10/20/2020

Friends, help me to rally for help to salvage what is left of sanity in Nigeria! Pray! Pray! Pray!

Let call on God to intervene on behalf of the Nigerian youth. Help me to petition heaven for an end to the shedding of unarmed youth protesting for better governance.

Thank you all!

Discerning The Voice of God

How do you discern who’s voice you are listening to? Any voice that speaks contrary to The Word of God is literarily not of God.

God spoke to Moses in the book of Exodus chapter 20 – (read for clarity), where He gave the Israelites commandments, laws, and principles to live by. In the New Testament, when Jesus was asked the greatest of these commandments by the Pharisees of His days, Jesus responded thus:

Matthew 22: 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments

When you then hear any voice that leads you to hate God or other humans, you should know that, that voice is not of God. Any voice that instruct you to illtreat others, oppress them, oppose, malign or dissociate from anyone under any guise is not of God. Matthew 22:39 says to love others as yourself.

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How do you discern whose voice you are listening to? Whose voice are you following? God’s voice or Satan’s?

The voice that encourages acts that produces evidence of the fruits of the spirit as stated in Galatians 5:22 is the voice of God.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Any voice that encourages division, lies – for the devil is the father of lies – John 8:44; – oppression, abandonment, denial of justice, truth, dignity, equality of all men is definitely not of God. Any voice that speaks fear into your heart, unsettles your peace, and encourages wickedness is of Satan

A 16th-century priest named Dom Lorenzo Scupoli wrote, “The devil does his utmost to banish peace from one’s heart, because he knows that God abides in peace and it is in peace that He accomplishes great things.”

1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 

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John 8: 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”

And God says, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37 &38

The voices that tells you not to speak with another, encourages hate and division, causes disharmony amongst people, abandon cordiality and civility, feed your ego by taking you on ego trips, makes you think you are equal to God and places you as God in the lives of others is of the devil.

The voice of Satan will never take you to the path of humility, gentleness, kindness, empathy, self control and peace.

Father, we ask for the spirit of discernment so that we may know when you are speaking to us, and grant us grace so we may promptly obey your every word.

Lord, by your Holy spirit help us to know when Satan is speaking to us, grant us grace to resist him so he can flee from us – James 4:7: we ask in Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom!

Vulnerable? Grace Will Speak!

You must learn to keep your weakness between you and your Savior.

No matter how weak your flesh is, may the Lord strengthen you with might by His Holy Spirit in your inner man – Ephesians 3:16.

Your Spirit man need to be alert at all times, atuned to heavens frequency, or else you will become a shish kebab in the hand of the enemies of your soul! May the Lord shield His anointed. Amen

Lean on your Savior. Receive strength today in Jesus mighty name. Amen

Your bosom friend may have been waiting for that very day of your vulnerability to strike you down dead!

You must never forget the story of Samson and Delilah – Judges 16

Father Lord, every slimy snake lurking around, waiting and watching for us to slip so as to strike, may they wait endlessly.

Father let us never break the edge and give room for the serpent to strike in Jesus mighty name we pray. Amen

Shalom!

Will To Live! Hope!Not Giving Up!

In any war there are always casualties. May we not be casualties of war, and for those that will be, may they find someone who will not give up on them, someone who will nurse them back to life, someone who will inspire them with the “Will to Live”

That is the phrase I woke up with this morning. In the dream of the night, I saw two factions, a group of military personnel and what seems like civilians, gang members of sort under tension.

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In the twinkle of an eye, fight broke out, and some people were caught in the cross fire. I saw body bags in Humvee. To me it seems these bodies are not been helped as much. They were given up on too easily, too soon. One person’s last word was to her mate to take her valuables to pass on to her family as life was slipping off of her and her mate just took the items to pass on without so much as assisting her to stay here.

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I went to this body and felt rapid heartbeat and the other body also with life color off, yet with a heart beat. I touched both and spoke thus, “summon up the will to live”! I kept repeating this phrase while touching these two until they both seem to regain color on their faces, one got up and was repeating the phrase, “will to live”! Will To Live! Will To Live!

You can speak life to dead situations around you. The power of life and death is in the tongue. Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

In whatever situation or circumstances, may you receive grace to Will the dead situation in your life back to life. Many a time we give up so easily without a fight, we abandon projects, difficult tasks, hurting relationships, goals, ideas. and the likes. We bury seeds that only need a little scent of water to blossom.

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Job 14:7-9 “At least there is hope for a tree:
    If it is cut down, it will sprout again,
    and its new shoots will not fail.
Its roots may grow old in the ground
    and its stump die in the soil,
yet at the scent of water it will bud
    and put forth shoots like a plant.

I don’t know where you have been written off, forgotten, or left for dead, I have a message for you, receive life this moment. By the help of the Holy Spirit receive grace and the Will TO LIVE!

The Word says you shall not die but live to exalt the Lord In the land of the living- Psalm 118:17

Shalom!

Humbled! We All! Our World!

Hmmmm!
In the very thing in which they boasted, Covid has humbled them!

The World in her entirety is humbled! That is, you and I!

The facts still remains that this season is the best ever for some people.

God is Sovereign!

God works in mysterious ways! Even when the world is set at disarray, God is setting up some people for greatness!

Friends, it is an individual thing! What do you see the Lord doing this season?

Isaac sowed in the land, during famine/ Covid/ distress, and reaped a thousand – Genesis 26:12

What do you see?
What do you want to see happening for you, yours, your land and her people?
Seek the face of God for your desired results by faith!
Put faith to work!
Take action!
Voila!
It is done?
By God’s Holy Spirit.

Shalom!

Human Frailty! Not Curses!

2 Kings 13:14 Now Elisha had been suffering from the illness from which he died.

I am surprised that Elisha, with the double portion of Elijah’s anointing suffered from an illness. Elijah with half was taken to heaven. He did not die as all mortals die. Elisha is the man who’s dead bones gave back life to the dead!. Can you fathom that? God is Sovereign!

2 Kings 13:21 Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet.

Remember, we are all human and subject to the frailty of the human condition. Like Paul, Timothy, you and I, including the man or woman you always run to for deliverance, we all are human and have issues. Period!

Let no man of God doom your faith with falsehood of a curse or curses upon your head, family, and so on. They have same in their families too!

Stop running helter-skelter! Seek the face of God for yourself, seek medical help, change your life style, and be optimistic!

Jesus is Lord!

The Lord’s Favor

2 Kings 13:3 So the Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and for a long time he kept them under the power of Hazael king of Aram and Ben-Hadad his son.

Then Jehoahaz sought the Lord’s favor, and the Lord listened to him, for he saw how severely the king of Aram was oppressing Israel. The Lord provided a deliverer for Israel, and they escaped from the power of Aram. So the Israelites lived in their own homes as they had before.

Whenever Israel sin against the Lord, God allows them to be oppressed by their enemies. However, as soon as Israel repented of their sinful ways and ask God for mercy, God always heard and deliver them.

Friends, there are many things we have left undone for far too long. We have gotten used to oppression, and depression. They are not the norm. They need to go!

Our enemies have capitalized upon the disobedience of our hearts, and the ignorance of our being that we have not repented of. The enemy of our soul is using these to bamboozle us, oppress, malign, and cheat us of what rightly belong to us.

Our freedom to be, to be real, authentic, and truly live freely without encumbrance. To be our highest selves, dauntless, and bold in every, and all circumstances.

Now is the time to petition heaven, cry unto the Lord, seek for the favour of God like Jehoazah.

God is bound by His word, He will listen, He sees, and He will deliver. You can bank on this! God will deliver you!

Raise your voice unto the Lord today. He will send help!

Shalom!

An Encounter! A Vision!

An encounter with Jesus Christ is all you need to see vision – Acts 9:12. Saul had an encounter with Jesus on the way to Damascus. He prayed and saw a vision even before hands were laid on him by Ananias.

What a comfort this is!

Just a genuine encounter with Jesus, and you will never remain the same.

Acts 9:10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!”

“Yes, Lord,” he answered.

11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.”

13 “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem.

Your life will change for the better. Your story will change. Your life will be transformed by an encounter with the Lord Jesus, with the person of the Holy Spirit.

Seek for a touch from God today. Pray for an encounter and be transformed.

Shalom!

Supplication: Prayer

There is a trend, a diversion from The Truth that the leadership is not addressing. Lord, reignite your fervor.

▪️I use RCCG (The Redeemed Christian Church of God) as a point of contact to The Churches in Africa
▪️I pray for the leadership Lord, may their “familiarity” with you not cheat them of entering into your rest Lord
▪️May their long term investment of good works not become stubble
▪️Father, when the work done is tested by your fire may it stand
▪️Father, let your Holy Spirit convict the leadership of their sins
▪️May their hearts be pricked so that they can start to be genuinely concerned for the Salvation of souls all over Africa and the World
▪️Lord, let the god of this world, Mammon that has been enthroned in your sanctuary all over the continent of Africa and the world over be dethroned
▪️Oh Lord, let the fast not be as usual, let it truly transform hearts and let result manifest in the lives of the system and Pastors all over the world.
▪️All Mighty, All Knowing, All Powerful God of all creation, you know all things, reveal your truth to the leadership of RCCG
▪️Let the heart of stone be done away with
▪️This season Father, let all hearts be teacheable
▪️Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Most High God, have your way with these hearts
▪️Let your Kingdom come oh Lord, and your WILL be done in Jesus Christ mighty name Amen

Matthew 10:26 “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. 28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Humility Is Endearing!

But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Matthew 23:12

Some bubbles are been busted and many more will be busted!

Humble yourself under the mighty hand of the Most High God.

The Lord resist the proud and gives grace to the simple –James 4:6

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!