Love The Word!

Embrace the Word!
Embrace the Word!

Friends allow God to embrace you through “The Word”, his son Jesus Christ. As you get to know the Lord more by studying and owning the promises contained in the scriptures, a love relationship happens that you can actually feel “The Word” embracing you.

The assurance of his presence, confidence in his ability to do what he says he will do, total trust in him to shield, protect, sustain, provide, promote, enable, heal and so much more is just some of the many benefit of a relationship with love personified, our Lord Jesus Christ who loves us unconditionally.

I can’t but emphasize this enough friends, Jesus loves you and want to have a relationship with you. Its like the most handsome guy on the block doting on you, then imagine he who created the whole Universe and all in it asking you out. How awesome to know that you are loved unconditionally, no matter what you do or do not do, now or in the past, nothing is capable of separating you and I from the love of God.

Oh! I feel love, I feel joy and happiness. I am walking on the cloud drunk with love, joy and contentment in the arm of my maker, creator, lover of my soul, Most High God, all knowing, all seeing, only wise God, to whom be glory, honor, and adoration.

Greatness Predestined! Will You Nurture It?

All things are possible with faith!
All things are possible with faith!

Just a thought,  it crossed my mind in the shower this morning. Just thinking about preordination, predestined, God’s plan and purpose in the affairs of mankind. Do we really have a choice, a say? Is it fair considering the limited knowledge we have of the agenda of heaven? Read Genesis 38: 1-30

Judah, the fourth born of an unloved woman, had two sons. His first born son Er got married but was wicked in God’s eyes, so the Lord put him to death without a child to carry on his name. Then came along Onan, Judah’s second son, to raise up offspring for Er, his late brother. Onan, however was self-centered and spilled his semen on the ground to avoid providing his brother an offspring according to the tradition. This was wicked in God’s eyes and so he too was put to death. God has great plans, however He will not hesitate punishing every and any act of unrepentant wickedness.  Repent of every disobedience or you will be erased from the agenda of heaven. The Most High God is Supreme!

The third child Shelah was but a child and Judah afraid of losing all three kids sent this woman back to her fathers house. Tamar, twice a widow, had lost the husband of her youth, her first love, and her brother-in-law redeemer to death. Just picture her in this present time, imagine the horror and torture of soul and all the snickering looks and small talk here and there in her community. Tamar in her widow robe, alone and lonely, condemned to die an unfulfilled life. She must have been horrified and desperate to take the route she took to ensure her life counts – just a child to love Lord she must have prayed with tears and agony of soul.

She took matters in her hands, when she heard that her mother in law had died and her father in law had been grieving. Judah is alone now but for the young teenager Shelah, who by now could father a child but for the fear of losing everything was shielded. Judah sought out presumably an harlot to satisfy his flesh, but God used that single contact of an old man to produce twin sons, that two young men could not provide in their lifetime. How can? What happened here?

God had ordained that out of Judah, meaning “This time I will praise the Lord”, his son, the savior, Jesus Christ would come to the world. His eldest two sons were wicked, God already ordained it and made sure every situation and circumstance led to the birth of Perez and Zerah. In the account of this birth, Zerah wanted to come out first with his hand out of the birth carnal, however Perez beat him to it, he couldn’t have come out with his hands.

Perez is in the lineage of the Messiah, so is Rahab – the harlot,Ruth – widow , Bathsheba – adulterer. These are all  women who have got stories to tell, I know they would not have chosen this route but it was thrust on them by life and they made the best of it. Can you imagine Rahab, having received the spies in her brothel in Jericho saying the Lord had given Jericho to the hands of Israel Joshua 2:1-21. Hebrew 11:31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient. How could a prostitute in active duty be referred to as having faith? I am baffled!

Why these emphasis? I want you to know that everything has a purpose, there is a reason for all that is going on around you as a true child of God. Life sometime could be like a puzzle with missing pieces here and there, ‘cos if God should show us step by step into our future, we most likely will be discouraged and opt out of the purpose for which we are created.

If Joseph had known he would be sold into slavery, wrongly accused and imprisoned before the sun, the moon and eleven stars bow down to him, do you think he will willingly take the supplies to his brothers? Capital no! I wouldn’t, neither will most. That is why God only shows us enough of the future just to keep us going. Only total trust, hope and faith in the Sovereignty of God and his loving kindness can sustain us when bombarded with the tests of life.

Put your trust in God. He knows your beginning, your past, where you are presently, your desired destination and yet He has a part in His agenda, a plan and a purpose for you to fulfill. Seek His face for direction, he will show you the next step, he will guide you with the light of his word. Trust thou in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding. Commit your ways unto the Lord and He will grant you the desires of your heart. Jesus is Lord!

Shalom!

Wilderness – Crossroads!

The-world-of-god-is-alive-and-powerfulLuke 3: 2 ……..The word of God came to John, Son of Zechariah in the wilderness.

Lord Almighty, all knowing, all sufficient God, send your word to my friends and I. The word that will give us the message you want us to proclaim. The word that will transform our lives. The word to hold unto when living seems futile. The word that will tell us your mind – plan for our lives and families. The word for our breakthrough in all facets of life. We pray in Jesus precious name. Amen!

What is your wilderness? What does wilderness represent in your life? What crossroad are you facing at the moment? Is there a way out? Yes! Yes with faith in God and his Word!

It is gigantic, with insurmountable obstacles! Trust God!  In human sight it is impossible, but with our God, Jehovah El Elyon, the Most High God, all things are possible for everyone who believe. He makes all things beautiful the moment He steps into any situation. 

Friends, without the word made flesh – Jesus Christ, we can do nothing worthy of eternal life. It is faith in the word that gives us confidence of a glorious end – eternity. Spend time with the word, it gives life and more abundantly!

Shalom

Greatness Predestined! Will You Nurture It?

All things are possible with faith!
All things are possible with faith!

Just a thought,  it crossed my mind in the shower this morning. Just thinking about preordination, predestined, God’s plan and purpose in the affairs of mankind. Do we really have a choice, a say? Is it fair considering the limited knowledge we have of the agenda of heaven? Read Genesis 38: 1-30

Judah, the fourth born of an unloved woman, had two sons. His first born son Er got married but was wicked in God’s eyes, so the Lord put him to death without a child to carry on his name. Then came along Onan, Judah’s second son, to raise up offspring for Er, his late brother. Onan, however was self-centered and spilled his semen on the ground to avoid providing his brother an offspring according to the tradition. This was wicked in God’s eyes and so he too was put to death. God has great plans, however He will not hesitate punishing every and any act of unrepentant wickedness.  Repent of every disobedience or you will be erased from the agenda of heaven. The Most High God is Supreme!

The third child Shelah was but a child and Judah afraid of losing all three kids sent this woman back to her fathers house. Tamar, twice a widow, had lost the husband of her youth, her first love, and her brother-in-law redeemer to death. Just picture her in this present time, imagine the horror and torture of soul and all the snickering looks and small talk here and there in her community. Tamar in her widow robe, alone and lonely, condemned to die an unfulfilled life. She must have been horrified and desperate to take the route she took to ensure her life counts – just a child to love Lord she must have prayed with tears and agony of soul.

She took matters in her hands, when she heard that her mother in law had died and her father in law had been grieving. Judah is alone now but for the young teenager Shelah, who by now could father a child but for the fear of losing everything was shielded. Judah sought out presumably an harlot to satisfy his flesh, but God used that single contact of an old man to produce twin sons, that two young men could not provide in their lifetime. How can? What happened here?

God had ordained that out of Judah, meaning “This time I will praise the Lord”, his son, the savior, Jesus Christ would come to the world. His eldest two sons were wicked, God already ordained it and made sure every situation and circumstance led to the birth of Perez and Zerah. In the account of this birth, Zerah wanted to come out first with his hand out of the birth carnal, however Perez beat him to it, he couldn’t have come out with his hands.

Perez is in the lineage of the Messiah, so is Rahab – the harlot,Ruth – widow , Bathsheba – adulterer. These are all  women who have got stories to tell, I know they would not have chosen this route but it was thrust on them by life and they made the best of it. Can you imagine Rahab, having received the spies in her brothel in Jericho saying the Lord had given Jericho to the hands of Israel Joshua 2:1-21. Hebrew 11:31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient. How could a prostitute in active duty be referred to as having faith? I am baffled!

Why these emphasis? I want you to know that everything has a purpose, there is a reason for all that is going on around you as a true child of God. Life sometime could be like a puzzle with missing pieces here and there, ‘cos if God should show us step by step into our future, we most likely will be discouraged and opt out of the purpose for which we are created.

If Joseph had known he would be sold into slavery, wrongly accused and imprisoned before the sun, the moon and eleven stars bow down to him, do you think he will willingly take the supplies to his brothers? Capital no! I wouldn’t, neither will most. That is why God only shows us enough of the future just to keep us going. Only total trust, hope and faith in the Sovereignty of God and his loving kindness can sustain us when bombarded with the tests of life.

Put your trust in God. He knows your beginning, your past, where you are presently, your desired destination and yet He has a part in His agenda, a plan and a purpose for you to fulfill. Seek His face for direction, he will show you the next step, he will guide you with the light of his word. Trust thou in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding. Commit your ways unto the Lord and He will grant you the desires of your heart. Jesus is Lord!

Shalom!

It shall be! What the Lord Promised.

A census was called, the first of its kind, requiring everyone to go to their own town to register. Joseph went and Christ was born to fulfill scripture. Friends, may the Lord give you a first of its kind miracle that will showcase you as Christ beloved. May you receive a first of it kind opportunity that will announce you to the world in Jesus mighty name. 

BibleIllustration18The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told – verse 20. As God had promised through the scriptures, may it be done in your life and mine in Jesus name.

Luke 2:34 &35 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” 

Friends, if you stand for anything, good or bad you would be spoken against. You will suffer persecution either way. Why not stand for what is good and pleasing to God, stand for righteousness. As a born again spirit filled individual you are already a sign and a wonder. You will be spoken against because you are not of this world, not on the same plain as them. Your light shines and reveals the darkness around. Those in the dark and do not want the light will of course hate the light of God shining in you friends because you are revealing the thoughts of many hearts.

You see, you have been transformed by the renewal of your mind, you are no longer who you use to be. This will not sit very well with those that wanted you to remain as who you use to be so they can gloat over you. Satan does not want you in God’s camp so here you go. He will raise every opposition to your status and liberty in Christ Jesus. Don’t blame him, he needs more companion, however, you have to choose life or death, whichever you desire and hold on tight. Don’t be distracted by the jeers of the skeptics, hold on to the promise of life and life abundantly.

You are the custodial of that which the Lord has revealed to you, you know it will take God to bring it to pass, therefor stay with God. He is able.God will move heaven and earth to meet your needs be assured.  Don’t fall into the trap of the wicked one, stay focused cause you are closer than you think. Remember not to walk by sight, walk be faith, don’t allow anything, situation, circumstances or person to hinder you from possessing your possession. Every promise of God in the scripture is yours for the taking if you are born again, willing and obedient.

If not, please do not let another day go bye without asking Christ Jesus to reveal himself to you. A relationship with Jesus will give you purpose to live for. Don’t lose hope friends, help is available right where you are. Open your hearts to Jesus, he will come in and dine with you. He makes life better!

Shalom

Strategic Plan of the Most High God

Yes! Really? That's great!
Yes! Really? That’s great!

God has a plan for everyone, every event in mankind is strategically planned and ordained. Nothing happens out of place, no happenstance in the agenda of heaven. Read Luke chapter 1

The Sovereign God sent the same angel Gabriel that gave Zachariah the good news about John the baptist to deliver yet another good news to Mary, a teenager, about the Savior of the world Jesus Christ. What has a Prophet, a Pastor in our generation got to do with teenagers? What correlation? How does God choose who he will bless and use we might ask? What are his criteria?

My thought here, probably Elizabeth remained barren until Mary is matured enough to carry a baby, because based on the agenda of heaven God had ordained Mary, even before she was born to be the vessel through whom he will release his beloved son into this world as a being. Elizabeth is ordained to give birth to the Messiah’s forerunner.

Friends, I believe that as I write this and you are reading it, this very moment, things are taking shape in your life and mine that we know nothing about but had been ordained by heaven for our good. God has put strategies in motion to restore unto us those years, opportunities, relationships, health, finances,pregnancies etc that we have lost to the devourer. 

The lost blessings are been restored! God planned it all along, hinted us here and there, though we did not acknowledge it, maybe not expecting it either, God is constantly working on your behalf and mine according to the agenda of heaven which is to see us to an expected end where we fulfil our God given destiny. This is amazing!

When you have found favour with God as angel Gabriel told Mary in Luke 1:30, all creation goes into motion to deliver that which the Lord has ordained for you, regardless of your doubt and fear. 

The angel quenched the flame of doubt in Mary’s heart by telling her about Elizabeth, she who was said to be unable to conceive is pregnant and in her sixth month. In this present age, our angels are being like us that have been given specific instructions by God based on “The Word” for our good. The bible is your best friend and guide.

What has and is been said about you my friend? The facts of your life and situations? Doubt? None of these can reverse the plan and purpose of God that was set in motion before you were conceived in your mothers womb. You can opt out by outright disobedience, where ever you go, you cannot hide from God. He is everywhere! No word from our God will ever fail.

Why don’t you take a step of faith today? Ask the Lord Jesus to reveal himself to you, you need him, you need the Holy Spirit to guide you into the promises of God, the word of truth. Forsake sin and embrace righteousness of Christ Jesus.

Blessed is she/he who has believed that the Lord would fulfil his promises to her/him.

Jesus is Lord!

Shalom!

Restoration – God’s Promise

Life1 Samuel 30:18&19 David recovered everything the Amalekites had taken, including his two wives. 19 Nothing was missing: young or old, boy or girl, plunder or anything else they had taken. David brought everything back.

Friends, like David, be encouraged in the capability of God to restore unto you all that you have lost, has been stolen and cheated out off. You will not only recover all but much more than you lost. God is in the habit of doing far above all we can ask or thing according to his glorious riches by Christ Jesus.

This season, you will be be blessed beyond your expectation. Enlarge your tent, prepare room for increase, the heavens are open over you, reach out in faith and take hold of God’s promises for you and your generation unborn.

Joel 2: 25-27; 25“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—

the great locust and the young locust,
the other locusts and the locust swarm—
my great army that I sent among you.
26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full,
and you will praise the name of the Lord your God,
who has worked wonders for you;
never again will my people be shamed.
27 Then you will know that I am in Israel,
that I am the Lord your God,
and that there is no other;
never again will my people be shamed.

All the years wasted in ignorance of what Jesus had wrought for you, years wasted in life’s futility without divine aim. The Lord is willing, able and has promised to restore to you everything you have lost.

Will you acknowledge the Sovereignty of the Most High God, the creator of the heavens and the earth, your creator and lover of your soul?

Take time to seek his face, he is longing for you, Jesus does love you and want the best for you. Trust Christ.

Have a wonderful time in his presence.

Shalom!

Greatness untapped – Help Holy Spirit!!!!!!!!!

It is said that the greatest enemy of greatness is distraction. Distraction will make you lose focus of what is important, it will create doubt, unbelief and confusion the cost of which are – the list is unlimited:

step upA bestseller novels, books, and journals not written
A #1 on the chat album not released
An impact, positive influence in your family, community, society and globally
A powerful move of the Holy Spirit through you to jump-start a revival
A Grammy for best picture movie not made
A successful growing business empire not built
A much-needed/anticipated medical solution not researched / discovered
A beautiful love / life not nurtured, not shared
A home family not built
A child not given birth too
A friendship not sustained
A marriage not enjoyed
A career / business not built
A vision and revelation not pursued and prayed into manifestation
An endless mirage of might have been

Please prayerfully put a system in place to help you, something or someone who would channel you back to the original plan when you set out from heaven. Who better to do this than the Holy Spirit of the Most High God. You can draw up a plan, have sticky notes all over your house, car and office, alarm set for every hour on your cell.

Without conscious discipline distraction would still find a way through. This is where the Holy Spirit comes in. He is the spirit of truth and guides us into all truth. Will you let Him help you to stay focused on what is important, what is necessary to your walking in victory as ordained of God?

Friends, will you jump into the moment? Acknowledge that you cannot do it all alone and that you need His help, confess, repent, forsake all known sins –  God is too holy to behold unrighteousness no matter how little we perceive it. Receive the righteousness of Christ Jesus and cultivate the presence of the Holy Spirit, let Him abide in you and with you.

Take this lifetime opportunity to build on the Rock, the immovable Rock of ages that never fails.  Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever world without end.

Greatness Within You – Trust God

Yes you were! Yes! you and you!
Yes you were! Yes! you and you!

The seed of greatness lies deep within everyone. The light of God shining through by the help of the Holy Spirit bring it to our consciousness. The knowledge of who we are birth a yearning, so strong a desire to bring forth that which has laid dormant within us since the beginning of time. Remember friends, before the foundations of the earth was laid, God knew us.

Jeremiah 1:4-10

4 The word of the Lord came to me, saying,5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,

before you were born I set you apart;I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
6 “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”

7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.

9 Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”

What are you waiting for friends, start flexing your muscles. Every baby steps should be towards your calling in life. You are here for a purpose. A grand purpose at that, it required Jesus Christ to step in and gave himself as a ransom when great grand dad and mom sinned in the garden of Eden. Do not let that precious blood be in vain. Rise up, strengthen the feeble hand and do something, anything that will align you with the design of heaven.

Greatness await you friends! Let go of everything and everyone that do not add value to your life. Ask God to show you what to do. He told Samuel in 1 Samuel 16:3 …..” I will show you what to do”. He still speaks and will speak to your situation if you would only listen and be obedient. Does it really matter what people will say or not say? Who cares? You? Then you are not yet ready to tap into the greatness within your reach, the greatness that God planted in your heart.

Stand with God, he will see you through. Trust God’s judgement, he knows way more than you could ever know and sees farther than you could. Jeremiah 32:19 Great are your purposes and mighty are your deeds. Your eyes are open to the ways of all mankind;……

The Lord that started a good thing in your life is able to complete it, he will perfect it, yield yourself, trust God and he will grant you the desires of your heart. Every of your action backed by faith in the written word of God shall prosper. Trust thou in the Lord ye children of the Most High God.

Shalom