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What Has The Lord Said? To You!

It has been said to me, that I am a city set upon a hill that cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14
It has been said to me, that I will not die but live to declare the works of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalms 118:17
It has been said to me, to remain confident of this, that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalms 27:13

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Romans 4: 18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Just as it had been said to him, just as it had been said to them, just as it had been said to you, just as it had been said to me! What has just been said to you Joan? What has the Lord Said?

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  • It has been said to me,  it is bygrace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
  • It has been said to me, that I have been rescued fromthe dominion ofdarkness and brought us into thekingdomofthe Son he loves. Colossians 1:13
  • It has been said to me, that…

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Faith, Trust, And Assurance!

Zechariah 4:6 So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. The Lord has spoken once, twice you should hear, power belongs unto the Lord – Psalms 62:11. The power that raised Christ from the dead is available to quicken you to accomplish all that the Lord has purposed for you.

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Do you have faith in God friends?

seek the LordHow great is your faith in the promises of God for your life as contained in the scripture? Joel 2: 26, for example, says “And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.” How deep do you believe this promise?

Manoah in the book of Judges had a wife who was not able to give birth as stated in Chapter 13. One day, out of the blues His wife came and told him about a visitation from a man giving them a promise of a son. The man came to Manoah’s wife but not him, yet when Manoah went to the Lord in prayer, it was not about God confirming His word by the mouth of two or three. He was…

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A Time Like This!

A-time-like-this-Pastor-Joel-WellsA few years ago I received Isaiah 28:24-29, and prior to that I had received countless that I could not make sense of. I knew it was particular to me, my situation and issues of life, but I did not understand the depth thereof. I sought for understanding and laid it aside when none was forthcoming. And now I am been prompted to take a look at this closely!

Isaiah 28:24-29

Listen and hear my voice;
    pay attention and hear what I say.
24 When a farmer plows for planting, does he plow continually?
    Does he keep on breaking up and working the soil?
25 When he has leveled the surface,
    does he not sow caraway and scatter cumin?
Does he not plant wheat in its place,
    barley in its plot,
    and spelt in its field?
26 His God instructs him
    and teaches him the right way.

27 Caraway is not threshed with a sledge,
    nor is the wheel of a cart rolled over cumin;
caraway is beaten out with a rod,
    and cumin with a stick.
28 Grain must be ground to make bread;
    so one does not go on threshing it forever.
The wheels of a threshing cart may be rolled over it,
    but one does not use horses to grind grain.
29 All this also comes from the Lord Almighty,
    whose plan is wonderful,
    whose wisdom is magnificent.

 

The Church, your family, your world needs you at a time like this!!

When the Lord woke me up this morning with a thought so strong in my heart, I was glad, yet disturbed. What will come of this I thought? What and how am I going to accomplish this? Then I read my devotion in the Open Heavens by Pastor E. A. Adeboye and I was like Lord, why are you doing this to me? The Lord is saying, and I believe to all, He is at work in us to will and to act in order for His good works to be fulfilled in us – Philippians 2:13.

He has bestowed on us His Holy Spirit to work diverse works. 1 Corinthians 12:There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

The Lord is saying to you and I that He has been working within us, preparing, and equipping us for tasks He want us to do – Ephesians 2:10. Enough of our doing the same thing over and over, wasting time in disobedience. Now is the time to step out, step forward, to do what needs to be done.

Isaiah 1:19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land; 20 but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the Lord has spoken. Enough of resisting the Lord friends, you cannot win or change His mind. Open your mouth He said and He will fill it up. Open your mouth and the words are right there! Psalms 81:10 I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. 

It is not that we don’t know where that need is in our life, family, organization, Church, our community, and the world. We do know, but refuse to take action waiting we say for the appropriate time and place when we should be working out our faith. We also have been prepared; for life’s situations have been preparing us for such a time like this. In Verse 24 When a farmer plows for planting, does he plow continually? Does he keep on breaking up and working the soil? This is the time to sow! Now is the time to speak, let your voice ring out loud and clear. The appointed time to reveal the heart of the matter! 

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

The Road Less Traveled – Greatness!

Every being, well, most being wants to achieve great things. We want to leave great legacy, achieve feats, pioneer greatness in everything. As Christians, Christ followers, we want to be used by God as vessels of honor, battleaxe, sign, and a wonder. We desire greatness and pray always for the power of the Living God to manifest in our lives, through us, and much more.

God on His part wants to accomplish all these and beyond what we could ever think or imagine. The only clause then is, are we willing to yield ourselves totally? Are we able to go on the road less traveled? This is the place where our faith is tested, a wilderness, and a place where we see ourselves the way God see us, and realize we do need God’s help. This is the place where we are tempted the most, where the devil try to weary us so he can steal, kill, and destroy.

A faith untested,  and un-proving is not reliable, so is any one who has not been tested and proving by trials. To achieve greatness in life then, one must be willing to go on the road less traveled. The price may include so much as becoming a slave like Joseph did, lonesomeness like Moses, stripped of earthly royalty, a fugitive in the wilderness. What should I say about Ruth? She had to lose her husband, Esther had to compete with other women for the Kings heart, Jesus Christ our Lord for forty days and forty night, had to be hungry and tempted by Satan, the Samaritan woman had to experience heartbreak after heartbreak before she met the real deal – Christ Jesus our Savior.

To become who God created us to be from heaven’s perspective, some pruning must surely take place. Apostle Paul had to be blind for some days, dependent on others to show him the way. Imagine him, a leader, well read, champion of persecution, authoritative figure having to be led! What an humbling situation!!!

The situations and circumstances giving you heartaches are the road less traveled friends. These are what God is using to prune you so you can be fit for the purpose for which you were created. Those extra baggage tailing you had to be discarded. We hold unto things, pride, ego,  our ways, right,self righteousness, self sufficiency so much that we leave no room for the Spirit to work in us to will and to act as He intends, so God in His mercy send us to the school of life to learn, and learn we do when our back is to the wall, we just must look up.

When we come to the end of our rope in an instant with that thorn in the flesh that we cannot remove by ourselves, then we pray as Paul did. Usually, the thorns are the last place we think we will have an issue, the area of our strength – our strong suit, that very place is where we will be tempted so ferociously by the enemy to the point of weariness.

We must not be weary though, for God said in our weakness is His strength revealed. 2 Corinthians 12:But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.  

We must constantly, I mean keep our eyes on our Savior, for if we do not, we may sink or be swept away by the tides. Let us keep our eyes on Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior for He alone can help us. We must seek His face with all our heart, leaning not on our own understanding, but His, with all our hearts, soul and body.

Lord Jesus, we thank you for your faithfulness, for never giving up on us. Thank you for loving us. Father we ask in Jesus mighty name, that you will hasten our stay in this wilderness, help us to learn, see, discard , uproot, plant, prune and all that need to be, in order for us to pass for the glory of your name. Oh Lord, let us not throw in the towel at the edge of our deliverance. Help us to stay the course and come out triumphant Lord. Let your peace never depart from us Lord. Envelop us in your mercy Most High God in Jesus mighty name we pray. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Transformation – Growth, Unseen, unproving? Trust!

When it seems nothing is happening, no physical evidence of the result of all the effort you have put into a worthy course, friends, do not be weary in doing what is right.

You may have been a subject of ridicule or what not. Recipient of jeers, snide remarks, and questions which you have no answer for.

Remember that the world will always ask you for a sign, something they can see, touch and taste, (though they cannot see that which stares them in the face).

Stay rooted and committed to your transformation, for at the appointed time you will spring up, a mighty tree to give shade to many, God’s battleaxe, a royal diadem adorned with the radiant glory of the Most High God.

Rejoice in your transformation! It is life long my friend! From glory to glory unto a perfect day!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

You’ve Got It In You!

The ways God speaks does not seize to amaze me. Just within this month, I was swamped with tonnes of task to do. I was exhausted, but kept at it. At a point my teenage daughter kept saying “mum that’s ok, take a rest”. She said this continuously at intervals, and my reply each time was, ” I will, just a little bit more”.

Then she spoke and it caught my attention! It wasn’t that I wasn’t listening or paying attention to her, but what she said was beyond her years and I knew it, that this was God speaking, just letting me know, I’ve got “IT” in me!
My daughter said ” mum you are strong, no wonder you are in this situation. God knows you can handle anything!!!”. Of course, I stopped right there because, the Holy Spirit gave it a deeper meaning, He gave me a deeper understanding of what the Lord knows about us that we could never know until it unfolds layer upon layers as The Lord wills it.
Remember 1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Whatever is going on in your life, family, business, ministry, and so on, know that the Lord will not permit it to go beyond what you can take. He always makes a way of escape.
The “cross” you are carrying will not crush you my friend. The Lord knows your capacity before He permitted it to come your way!
The virtue you birth therefore must be employed to encourage and strengthen others along the way of thier own conception. Don’t waste your pain!!!!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!