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How Concerned Are You?

How concerned are you? How concerned am I for the house of our Lord that lies in ruin? You have two to ten properties giving you income, investments here and there, I mean you are set up financially for the next three to five generations! You care less what happens to the house of our Lord as long as the status quo is maintained!!! Or like me, you are barely surviving, I mean, you are working hard to put food on the table, keep your head above water, and have a little investment, something for the next generation. I care less if Jerusalem lies in ruins. I have too much trouble of my own to look after, what do I care about the heart bit of God? Is this you? And I? For real Friends?

Matthew 3

This is where Nehemiah is different from you and I. He was saddened by what he heard about Jerusalem – Nehemiah 1 & 2. He was the cup bearer for King Artaxerxes, the King of Persia, the “iku baba ye ye of his days”, the paramount ruler, powerful and influential person. Nehemiah was a creme de la cream of his days. He had risen from been a captive to stardom. He bears the cup for the King of Persia. What more can a man hope for. Nehemiah had it all!!! Why should he care about what goes on in Jerusalem? Good luck to them in Jerusalem would have been his thought if he were like you and I, present day professing Christ followers!

nehemiahbgFriends, you and I are far from been like Nehemiah, who had everything going for him, but risk everything to rebuild the ruins of what was left of his ancestors homeland. What are you doing to rebuild the house of God! What are you and I doing to infuse hope into the hopeless? What are we doing to revive the downcast, bowed down, weighed down by life? What are we doing to encourage the broken hearten, strengthen the feeble hands, share good tidings to the lost? What are we doing about disciplining nations for our King?

identifyNot surprising how we live our christian life, for to most of us, our relationship is “transactional” as Pastor Sunday Adelaja put it, our relationship with the Father of Spirits is not transformational. We are into Christianity for what we can get from God and not what we can do for him, and His people, the soul He died for.

If we care just a little bit like Nehemiah, then we would not stand in the way of the Lord. We would engage every gift, talent, resources at our disposal to rebuild the ruins of what is left of Christianity, Christ followers in our locale, and the world over.  “Ruins” because majorities belief in the community of believers is faulty. Spiritual growth is at best superficial. The word is misquoted and used to back up the lie we live. The true gospel of peace to all is far from our lips!

Unlike Nehemiah, you and I, oppress, beat down each other, withhold good from each other, and God’s Kingdom. We work for ourselves, enriching our pockets, building mega churches with “transactional” Christians in the sanctuary for material wealth and to maintain the status quo. We should have transcended this by now friends. Christianity is beyond social status, title, position, props and speeches to tingle the ears of Saints. Christianity means to rebuild what has been torn down, give hope to people, heal the sick, empower the weak, enlighten the ignorant, build up an army well equipped to disciple nations. 

Friends, do not be a Sanballat, or Tobiah, against the welfare of the people of God. Do not hinder that which will benefit everyone including you, just because whatever!!. Everything does not have to revolve around you dear. God is more than able to raise up stones – Matthew 3:9, Luke 19:40.

God at this time is raising up an army, presently submerged under water. At the appointed time, when they rise up, what we know of , presently existing will be no more, for the flood will sweep the sanctuary clean of all those buying and selling!! This is a revelation for the wise to take note and readjust. His kingdom shall come and His will be done!!!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Dreams, Calling, & Life!!

Job 33:15 In a dream, in a vision of the night,
    when deep sleep falls on people
    as they slumber in their beds,
16 he may speak in their ears
    and terrify them with warnings,
17 to turn them from wrongdoing
    and keep them from pride,
18 to preserve them from the pit,
    their lives from perishing by the sword.

job 33 14I had a dream, in this dream I was driving a Corvette, parked it and took out its cover and covered it from front to back as it was topless. Then I and others seem to be somewhere not very friendly and we wisely exited and were on our way to some other place.

Then I saw, someone laid on a pedestal in a bush, field, and was attended to by someone. The attendant left to get something white from an old man’s bag opened by this old man who held it out for this young attendant to scoop the stuff out and it was placed on the person laid out who seems lifeless. This lifeless body was then packed up and carried out of the wooded area into a residential area. As the young man carrying this lifeless body was met by others, he fell unto a grassy field tumbling with the lifeless body.

Romans 1 20Then a cloud descended on all on the field and a thunderous voice from heaven was heard asking “What about the thing I asked you to do? The lifeless body sat up and was answering but I did not hear the answer/ response, then I woke up.

I knelt down and prayed asking God what this is all about. Prayed and was prompted to write it down. Oh Lord my God do not interpretation belong to you? Please give me the interpretation of this and those others I prayed. Grant me the grace to interpret my dreams accurately Oh Lord in Jesus name. Lord let every dream from the pit of hell be destroyed in Jesus mighty name.

This was a dream from November 14th, 2014.

Lord in your mercy destroy every work of Satan concerning I and my friends. Help us to obey you Lord, to fulfill your plan and purpose for our lives. May we not die without fulfilling your plan for us. Give us understanding of the times Lord. Lord, we know you are ever present with us, even when everything seem to go crazy around us, and we cannot find our bearing, please help us not to lose hope. Help us to lay aside everything that has been working against us obeying you in all our ways.

Father, let your power, the power that raised Christ from the dead manifest in us to destroy every works of Satan. Reignite your fire within us and help us Lord. We can accomplish nothing except you help us by your Holy Spirit. Let the light of your countenance overshadow us even as we walk on the path of obedience in Christ Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

How! How Can It Be! God!!

Sometimes I just wonder how The Lord works! I mean, how could apostle Paul who preached to many, cast out demons and led many out of darkness into light, yet had a thorn in his flesh and was not able to do nothing about it except call upon God!

How about Joseph? He dreamt, had pre knowledge of what was to come, resolved a whole nations imminent disaster, yet was not able to maneuver himself away from slavery and prison! How can it be so? Why?

Sovereign God!!! Your ways are past finding out! You are just in all your ways Lord! Pardon my many questions, give me understanding, and insight, depth of insight Lord, that I might know you more, my Savior and King in Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Joy Within! Faith Beheld!

I have often seen through my imagination Father Abraham telling his family he’s been called by an unknown God to leave everything known for the unknown! The looks, snickering, backtalk on top of the fear and  doubt Father Abraham must have had sending signal between his reasoning, mind and heart. 

Abraham must have been the obedient son, duty bound to follow Terah, his father as they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans, while Nahor stayed behind with his family – Genesis 11:27-32. Abraham continued on even as God led him without sight of where he was going but with assurance from this unknown God who was at that time yet to reveal himself as the Almighty , Most High, Jehovah, I Am That I Am  and much more-Genesis 12.

I needed understanding about this faith that Father Abraham had that made God to refer to him as friend. Abraham believed against hope that God was able to fulfill all He promised. Abraham must have had a pictorial view of what God was saying, or else how could he have left the familiar, sure, and stable for the seemingly instability laced with oppression , slavery, and persecution in the horizon!! He must have seen that ” our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory – 2 Corinthians 4:17″.

Abraham saw his seeds with the eyes of his heart, even with the fact of the deadness of Sarah’s womb and his own strength far gone. He saw, believed, and rejoiced even as I am today! 

Friends, I have seen with the eyes of my heart, I have beheld, I felt, touched and held and holding by faith all that God has earmarked for Me! I said to God ” it felt really good”. Absolutely good!!!!! Can you see answers to your prayers? The breakthrough in all spheres of life you have been longing for, can you see it? How wonderful it feels! The warmth in your heart, strength to your knees to even stand more still, waiting for the salvation of the Lord.  

Have faith friends and open your eyes to see the manifestation of God’s glory upon your life. Start seeing the end result now even in your present situation. Remember that “as a man thinketh so is he”

Shalom! Shalom ! Shalom !

Resolute Faith!

 

Faith in God! Faith in The Word! Had it not been this tiny weeny faith that I have, that you have by His grace. I, we most likely would have forgotten who I/we was/were, who I am/you are, and who His love is making me and you to become from glory to glory. Matthew 17:20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

Hebrew 11 Faith: By Faith We Understand! Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”;  for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; 10 for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

Like Joseph, who shared his dream with his brothers and was hated. His Father, with all the love and lofty plans He had for all his children could not imagine that this little child will one day be mightier than Him he must have thought. Bow before Joseph? That can’t be, it is unheard off. Genesis 37:1 to end. Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.”10 So he told it to his father and his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?” 11 And his brothers envied him, but his father kept the matter in mind.

You my friends might have shared your dreams with family and friends. No one would dare to share their dreams with known foes! None would dare to do that. We most often share our lives with people of like minds, family, friends, and those of the household of faith. Please note that dream killers abide everywhere and will not hesitate to call day night and night day. The wicked one will use every available vessel vacant and willing to discourage, distract and convince you to discard your dreams and from being your transformed self. You will be stripped, sold out by “trusted” allies, blackmailed and wrongfully convicted and sentenced in order to kill that dream, your great destiny, planted by heaven in your heart.

Folks remember how things played out? It always plays out that way when it is backed by heaven. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Life matters will work hand in hand with your ordained destiny only by total faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It does not matter how long it takes or seems to be taking, trust the process and the path like Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Peter and many more! Lean not on the arm of flesh for it always fails. Let your faith be aligned with Christ Jesus alone!  Many have leaned on “Pillars”, looked up to like minded people of faith and have been shipwrecked. Look up to Jesus Christ the author and finisher of your faith. Be encouraged friends, the Lord is on your case! Relax!!!!!!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Trusting God Through It All!

Have you suffered misfortune? Have you failed in any endeavor? Have you encountered difficulties of any sort? Afflicted with diseases? Does it seem you can’t do anything right? Do you have more questions than answers in your daily life? You are not alone! Isreal many time over have as beloved of God experienced same.

sinners prayerWhenever there is sin and disobedience to the Will of God, our loving Father in Heaven sends correction our ways. It may seem like a road block, a slippery slope, bondage and imprisonment, it could be a trip or a fall facedown. The consequences of sin is never palatable.

I am not proposing that every affliction is as a result of the sin of an individual or collective always. The wicked also sows tares while men slept! He will also curry for permission to stike as he did Job. However, the root cause of all suffering still remains sin- sin of the first man, the sins of the Father’s!

Friends, please be aware still, that God is a good God, He will RESTORE! He will be angry but for a short moment, it may cause grievous pain, yet His mercy will speak. God will not utterly deal with US the way we deserve but with outstretched hands will He gather US. He will gather US unto Himself with Love. All we need to do is ask for mercy! Repent today of your sins and let God’slove redeem you from a life of sin-waste.

God’s promises for you and I are thus: Jeremiah 33:2 Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name; 3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. 4 For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are thrown down by the mounts, and by the sword; 5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in mine anger and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I have hid my face from this city. 6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth. 7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first. 8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Will you trust God for the forgiveness of your sins today. Trust that He is able to do all that He promised in the scriptures and much more. Seek His face while He may be found folks!

Jesus is Lord!

Shalom! Shalom!

God Speaks Always! Are We Listening?

a117a0c5-4c7c-4c2a-8d97-627823e2062aGod speaks in diverse ways to His children, the question then is can we hear Him? Do we want to hear Him? Are we listening? Or has the cares of this world, the issues of life and sheer disobedience drummed out the Still Small Voice?

Numbers 22:19 Now therefore, please, you also stay here tonight, that I may know what more the Lord will say to me.” 20 And God came to Balaam at night and said to him, “If the men come to call you, rise and go with them; but only the word which I speak to you—that you shall do.” 21 So Balaam rose in the morning, saddled his donkey, and went with the princes of Moab.22 Then God’s anger was aroused because he went, and the Angel of the Lord took His stand in the way as an adversary against him. And he was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him. 23 Now the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand, and the donkey turned aside out of the way and went into the field.

Read the full chapter 22 of Numbers and you will hear a donkey speak. With God, you will hear the sound of matching on a mulberry tree as in 2 Samuel 5:24 And it shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall advance quickly. For then the Lord will go out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines.” 

Some years back, wow! It’s been over a decade now. It was on a Sunday, I had gone to Church weary and was not relieved. My soul was not refreshed on that fateful day, so after Church I did not want to be alone with the heaviness, for I knew it would bear down heavily on my heart.

I decided to call up an elder I knew from another branch of the Church I was attending. She is from my hometown and she is like a mother to me – Mrs Deborah Famutimi. I asked her what she had at home, I mean food! 😀😀😀. I mean, I wanted to know if she had just cooked stew with all the delicacies I liked, Oh yes!

“Oh, I am about to make vegetable stew- efo riro, she said.  I replied with excitement,  great! I am on my way, can you make my eba- cassava ball and leave out to cool down I said.

After the chit chat, pleasantries and all, the conversation turned to the vegetable cooking on the stove. Mummy went on to tell me about the vegetable seed someone had brought for her some years back that she planted in her garden but did not grow. We proceeded to the backyard.  She pointed to the spot she planted it the first year, another spot the next year, for it was only viable during the summer months. It was on the fourth summer that she saw weeds all over her yard. Everywhere was filled with weed she said, so she asked her brother when he came to visit her to check if this is weed or not.  Uncle was like, no, this is – spinach for ease. This is how she has been harvesting since then.

Where am I going with this story? What is the correlation with God speaking here? Well, as she was speaking and I was listening and looking around as she was pointing to one area after another, the Lord was speaking to me.

What do you mean the Lord was speaking?  Well, what I heard was, ” all the prayers you have been praying all this while, specifically for four years at that time, the Lord said they were going to be answered within the same year! I said aunty, as I sometimes call her, do you know what I am hearing as you are speaking? She answered me, ” what are you hearing? So I told her and she said Amen.

We went back into the house, I ate my eba with efo riro, packed some for latter, we jisted some more and I went home. Few months down the road, one thing led to another, I got a better job, got a confirmation that a surgically removed ovary had been supernaturally replaced, finished a degree course I was taking, met my husband, bought a house, and started a journey with the Holy Spirit full course!

God speaks in diverse ways friends, are we listening? Are we conscious of the presence of the Holy Spirit! Are we eager to hear? If only we will be quiet for once and often, to listen with the intention to obey God’s every command!  How sweet our journey will be, regardless of the rough terrain, the mudslides, downward spirals, and what not!

Friends, be encouraged,be determined to listen and obey! Come to the Lord today for no one that comes to Christ will He cast away!  John 6:37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. 

Jesus Christ loves you and want a relationship with you! He wants to reveal His heart to you my friends!

Shalom! Shalom!