A Servant Spirit! A Warriors Heart!

1 Samuel 14:6 Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised men. Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.” “Do all that you have in mind,” his armor-bearer said. “Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul.”

It can be implied that Jonathan acted in disobedience here, for he sneaked out of the camp, and without so much as a permission from the King. Jonathan took matters into his own hands like Queen Esther did in the book of Esther 5, yet the Lord honored his faith with success for the whole of Israel.

To do the needful, the path often may not be smooth. It may be filled with do’s and don’ts, obstacles here and there, hindrances abounding at every turn. Just a handful of men with Father, Jonathan must have thought. What a pitiful state we are in as a nation? You might only have one person who believes in you and that is more than enough friend. Jonathan only had his armor bearer and he routed the Philistines outpost.

Jonathan could have decided to follow protocol, and remain in the cave or wherever he was hiding, but then he thought about God. What can He not do with one as with many? With pieces of fish and bread, He fed countless –John 6:1-14, from a small jar of oil, he established an industry – 2 Kings 4. What can God not do in and with your life?  A definite statement God is making even now!

What can He not do? From today’s reading in the Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye, the state of our mind determines what and how the Lord will use us. Having a servant spirit, a teachable spirit will endear you to the Lord. I believe Jonathan’s motive for stepping out was not so he can be hailed, just like David was not so much interested in what will be done to him who faced Goliath, as much as in destroying he who is defying the Lord’s army – 1 Samuel 17.

What then is your motive for stepping out of your comfort zone? What is your motive for taking that stand friend? Are you living for the Lord’s glory or for the adulation of men? A servant spirit is not about people pleasing, eye service kind of people! A Servant Spirit, a teachable spirit, refers to those who’s focus is about pleasing God in all their ways, serving God and man, submitting under those who themselves have submitted to God in every way, doing things not out of selfish gain, but for God’s kingdom on earth.

Do you have a servant spirit friends? Do I Lord have a servant spirit? Father, in every way my friends and I have rebelled against your commands, please forgive us today in Jesus mighty name. Create in us a right spirit, a heart of flesh submitted to you to mold for the purpose for which we are created. Psalms 51:17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. Forgive us, Lord!!!!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Who Have I Hurt? Said Samuel!!

1 Samuel 12:3 Here I stand. Testify against me in the presence of the Lord and his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey have I taken? Whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe to make me shut my eyes? If I have done any of these things, I will make it right.”

This was Prophet Samuel, the product of a promise, a child of purpose, grown into a force used of God mightily and the institutor of Kingship in Israel! Prophet Samuel, what a man of integrity and humility. Having led Israel for many years, yet knows how feeble his righteousness was and is, declared the above statement to correct any wrong he may have done knowingly or unknowingly in error.

what you do speak louder than wordsToday, we hurt one another, rob one another of the blessings of peace without batting an eye! The question relevant to us this day and age would be, Who have I robbed of respect by spreading rumors about them? Who have I accused wrongly? Who have I subverted their righteous cause? Who have I cheated? Who have I lied about? Who have I been bullying? Who have I been Lording it over? Who have I been manipulated to resist their advancement because of my own insecurity? Who am I oppressing? Which evil deed am I supporting just to “keep face”? Can I honestly say, “If I have done any of these things, I will make it right.” Can you my friend? Prophet Samuel did?

I guess not! Our egos stand in the way of peace eh! We don’t want to seem to have backed down. What we don’t know is that we begin to lose ground gradually. God resists the proud!! The way we treat people that seem disadvantaged, albeit relatively, speaks volume about us louder than our eloquent speeches bathed in inconsistency. Words lose value the moment the audience begin to see actions that are inconsistent. Many will flow along, tune off and so on, but is it really worth it? To save face, when everything hidden will be brought to light?

Why not repent today and make amends? Change your ways in light of God’s Word. Let those words we know, no matter how little, and many, without it having a place in our hearts, the transformation will not take place. Therefore, Lord Jesus, let your words take root downward and bear fruits upward in our hearts. It will transform us from within and the evidence will be made known to all by the way we live and treat each other.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

No Other Way@

There is no other way to be saved except through Christ. No other way to the Father but by the son Jesus Christ. He is inviting you to come and taste for He is good. 

Accept the love of God freely given to you today! Jesus loves you! He loves you with an everlasting love! 

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Faulty Structure Reined In! Holy Spirit!

I was praying yesterday and I blurted out some words that made me start thinking about what I was actually saying! You know like, “where did that come from?”.

It was a personal prayer about this and that. Just having fellowship with my Father and then I was led to touch on some other stuff, which led to this prayer:

Father every structure that has been put in place by the devil in and around the hearts of men and women, around and in the body of believers that is mitigating against your plan and purpose to bring in much more people into the sheepfold, let such structure be destroyed today in Jesus mighty name. You stated in Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock, I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Whatever is not of you in and around me, and all must come down Lord!

Like the wall of Jericho fell down flat – Joshua 6:20, Hebrew 11:30, Oh Lord, every invincible barrier mounted to keep as many as you have called to possess the gift of Salvation, may those walls fall down flat in Jesus name. Every wall, every barrier standing between your breakthrough in all areas of your life must come down in Jesus mighty name.

Every plant that you have not planted in and around your body, the body of believers, Father Lord, let it be uprooted in Jesus name.

Then I thought about what I was saying and realized that, while men slept, the enemy came in and sowed tares Matthew 13:24-30. Tares of disharmony, hatred, greed, pride, anger, jealousy, envy, distrust, suspicion, confusion, and all sort of evil, so much so that in order to “protect ourselves” we think, that is, maintain the status quo, we build walls to take charge, to be in control, thereby relegating the Holy Spirit to the back bench of our life.  We go ahead many times, ignore and sideline the Will of the Father many a time.

Every tare, every error, lies – deception of the enemy, sown into my life,  family,  local assembly, denomination and the entire Church of the living God, be uprooted in Jesus name. Holy Spirit have your way, take the rein of my life, our life, family, Church, move like never before in Jesus name. Let thy kingdom come Oh Lord!

Yielded life

There are so many tares in your life and mine if we want to be honest about it. There is stuff that we would rather do without that is holding on, weighing down, hindering, limiting our highest self in living and breathing Christ. Many are destined to be an evangelist, pastors, missionary, God’s battle ax,  but are unable to reach even their own family for Christ this moment. Why so? Why? While we were unaware, thinking we had everything under control, reined in, the enemy planted trees, shrubs, and the likes to distract us and ruin our testimony.

Will you go to the Lord in prayer today and ask Jesus to step in and touch every area of your life? Ask for forgiveness! Forgiveness of thinking you can hold the rein and be led by the Holy Spirit.

Lord Jesus forgive me and my friends for every form of unrighteousness in our thoughts, words, and actions, in what we have done and those we have failed to do.  Please, Lord, we welcome you into our hearts, our lives, have your way in us. Take the rein Father, and lead us to do that which is of your great pleasure we pray in Jesus mighty name. Thank you, Lord, for answers for we know you have heard our sincere cry for help. Be magnified Oh Lord.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!


Manipulating Facts!

Friends, be cautious with those that will use the facts of your life to justify their wickedness. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!- 2 Corinthians 5:17 You have been transformed and are bearing fruit and your fruit is abiding. You are growing and having impact in your sphere of influence. You are standing for truth, justice, and dignity of others. You are upholding sound doctrine, rebuking evil, a shining light in darkness, a voice for the voiceless and walking uprightly minding the business of the Holy Spirit. You have just become a target for Satan. Oh! How He will rise up against you and bring up your past against you. If you do not stand right before God, you will cringe before Satan.manipulator

Paul and Silas are Jews quite alright and were Romans citizen also. However, I want to direct your attention to Act 16:16 -19. They stood against divination which the Lord was against. Those profiting by it brought up allegations that as Jews they have come to impose Jewish custom on Romans. The wicked will manipulatively use something in your past, the facts of your life to justify to perpetrate evil against you.

Act 16:16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”


You will be lied against, accused, oppressed and denied your right to freely be and participate in rendering service where you have been planted. Your accuser will unabashedly without remorse spread evil report to solicit support from all and sundry. You have to resist! Vehemently stand, unwavering in your faith, prayerfully trusting God for a without which the wicked will succeed in tarnishing your good name. You must not permit that for if you do not stand for truth and justice, you are standing for evil. There is no middle ground.

Come to think of it, the people of the city had not yet encounter Paul and Silas but this guy was able to persuade them to rise up against Paul and Silas! How many Saints have you been manipulated to ill treat? How many have you manipulated others to kill? When you spread evil/slander about someone, you are killing their character.

Father Lord Almighty, we ask that you will forgive us this day our trespasses even as we forgive those who trespass against us, lead us not into temptation but deliver us from all evil we pray in Christ Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!


Herod!!! Repent!

Brothers and sisters!!! My religious family and friends!!! Christians!!! Born again tongue talking fire brand!!! How often have we supported evil in the guise of upholding a creed? How many souls, precious to Christ have we handed over to Satan? We count the 99 sheep in house while Christ Jesus is looking for that one lost sheep! You know that lone ranger? The one lost sheep, blind and can’t find the way home? Yes! That is the one Christ is looking for!!!

When we neglect to stand up for truth, fairness, justice and love, we are giving room to the enemy to steal, kill and destroy like King Herod did with James in Act 12:1-3 12 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread. After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.

Oh! How it pleased the Jews, the deacons and deaconesses, Pastors, Prophets, Bishops, General Overseers, bench warmers, lay men and women, you and I that, that trouble maker of a man or woman, shouting “Jesus is the Way, the Truth and Life. No one comes to the Father except by Him – John 14:6” has been seized and killed.

What a nuisance, loud mouthed, shouting the name of that carpenter whenever we are going to the synagogue for worship and sacrifice! What peace we have now they  must have said to each other!

What peace indeed!! Friends, when you see evil perpetrated in your presence and sit passively doing nothing you are in support and will answer for it on judgement day unless you repent today.

God is about to do a new thing! You have all heard and read about it, but are your prepared? Are your garment washed and cleansed by the blood of Jesus?

God is about to do a new thing! Herod is about to be put down for the Word of God to spread like never before. Power is changing hands! There is a shift in the realm of the spirit but are we ready Pastor, Bishop, Apostle, brothers, sisters, lay men and women alike? Am I ready? How about you?

Psalms 19: 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Agape Love – Pure Glory


When you live your life, from the spectrum of what other people think of you, your life will be dismal and short. However, when you live your life, from the perspective of what heaven thinks of you, your life will be full and long. Don’t give people more power, in your life, than God should have.

We know that we have passed from death into Life when we have love for the brethren. He who does not love abides (remains, is held and kept continually) in [spiritual] death.” (1 John 3:14). I love these two scriptures, We know that we have really changed from the place of death, when we have died to the opinions and expectations of people and simply love ❤️ people like the Father loves us. Love ❤️ is gladly expending yourself, more and more abundantly, although you may be loved less. When you can expend yourself, for God’s interest in others, not caring, what the cost will entail, loving with God’s purpose. Then you are walking in Yahweh’s Love. Love ❤️ is loving with God’s love and his purpose. (2 Corinthians 12:15)

Yahweh, through our yielding to the power of the Holy Spirit, empowers us to love people regardless, of how they treat us, destructively criticize us, falsely accuse or falsify information concerning us, or simply discuss us, with others, while avoiding conversing directly, to us (Matthew 18:15-22).

Sometimes, we are the worse army in the world 🌎, (the ones whom kill their own). We, the ambassadors and representatives of the Kingdom of Christ, when we are in our conferences, churches, ministries, choirs, worship teams, etc. However, inwardly ravening wolves 🐺, jealous of one another, killing each other with our mouths 👄 and spiritual prejudices. Singing and speaking how we are redeemed and forgiven, while holding others hostage, to judgment in our hearts, to their forgiven history or past sin, and to our religious Pharisee Sadducee opinion of them.

The condition of the world 🌎, is because of the condition of the church 🏡. The church 🏡 isn’t peripheral to the world 🌎, but the world 🌎 is peripheral to the church 🏡. The racism and prejudice  in the world 🌎, is because of the spiritual racism and spiritual prejudice, in the church.

How can we, “God’s chosen vessels of honor, Treasures of God’s Glory, the Protégés of Christ”, represent the Kingdom of God’s love, if we cannot hold what someone tells us in private confidence, for disclosing it to others? We have to come to ourselves, like the prodigal son, (Luke 15:17 “…came to himself.“) like Peter came to himself.

Agape Love ❤️ is the end of selfishness and the beginning of self-fullness in Christ. The promotion of who we are IN CHRIST. Come to embracing, who you are in Christ. “And when Peter was COME TO HIMSELF, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath DELIVERED (PLUCKED OUT, TEAR OUT, RELEASE) me out of the hand of Herod (ruling spirit of death; principality that fights and opposes the purposes of God), and from all the expectation (infliction and evil intentions) of the people of the Jews.” (Acts 12:11).

Although, it is a process, Yahweh wants to deliver you from Herod (spirit of death) and deliver you from the fear or infliction of people. Yahweh doesn’t require everyone to love us, but he does require us to follow peace, with all men (pure holiness) and love them.

The last time I checked the Word in Psalms 23, God said, “I’m preparing a luxurious, exquisite, supernaturally tailored banquet table for “YOU”, in the presence of those who don’t even like “YOU.” It is not your responsibility to make everyone love or like you, it’s your responsibility to love ❤️ God withal your heart and love yourself the way the Father loves you. Therefore, you can’t afford to live, by the impulses of what other people think of you.

When you have the indisputable heavyweight champion of Glory, who loves you unconditionally, thinks only thoughts to prosper you, and not harm you. He wants to give you the future he placed in your heart. He wants to fulfill the desires of your heart, as you delight yourself in Him.

There are enough souls, broken-hearted, hurting, homeless, helpless, and aimless people, without Christ, for everyone to reach. We are stronger and better together, we are weak and bleak, apart. We are a great Lion 🦁, when we rise together. However, we are an inferior prey, to the enemy, when we fight each other and fall apart. Only the pure love of God and the Spirit of Truth can bring us together!

Delivered – active voice to tear out; middle voice to select; figuratively to release: – deliver pluck out rescue. pluck out

Expectation – apprehension (of evil); by implication infliction anticipated: – expectation looking after.

Pharisee – pretended holiness that leads to separation, more righteous than others, lacking genuine love ❤️, hypocrisy legalism

Sadducee – opposes the true Spirit of Christ; denial of resurrection and coming of the Messiah, more liberal than the Pharisees


by Apostle Gabriel Cross When you live your life, from the spectrum of what other people think of you, your life will be dismal and short. However, when you live your life, from the perspective of what heaven thinks of you, your life will be full and long. Don’t give people more power, in your […]

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