There are some truth in the scriptures that you need to imbibe or you will never grow in your Christian walk. These truth has to be second nature to you for it to stand against any onslaught of the wicked one in any form.
You should know by now that there are forces, principalities and powers that would prefer you to be ignorant of who you are, Who’s you are, and what you are capable of becoming! Your ignorance of your status is gain to the wicked.
Thank God no one has the monopoly of knowledge. All the information you and I need to walk tall and talk loud is right there in the Bible.
You, my friend reading this, you are a Masterpiece! The Bible says so! Believe it! Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
I need to let you in on this open secret, hush, my secret as it is contained in 2 Peter 1:3-9. It does not matter what the naysayers are saying, this right here is my truth, I believe it, I own it! You can make it yours too!
3 Christ’s divine power has given Me everything I need for a godly life through MY knowledge of him who called ME by his own glory and goodness.4 Through these he – Christ Jesus, has given ME his very great and precious promises, so that through them I may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
5 For this very reason, I make every effort to add to MY faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if I possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep ME from being ineffective and unproductive in MY knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.2 Peter 1:3-9
I pray that the truth of The Word will find a place in your heart to grow, so it can nourish your soul in Jesus mighty name. Amen
Many a time, the enemy of our soul will come subtly through people, events, situations, and circumstances around us to direct our attention to that thing that seems not to be going on well in our lives.
We need to develop our minds by studying the Word of God, believing, and living by it such that a mile away we can detect the enemies lies and counter it with The Word we already have engraved on our hearts.
Watch what those around you are saying to you, over you, and what you are saying to yourself! Is it in line with what God is saying through His Word and His Holy Spirit that lives within you?
There you go! Be discerning!
You always have something in your hands, don’t believe the lie of the enemies!
God did not send you here empty handed! He put treasures in you!
May God open your inner eyes to see all the treasures that are yours this day I pray in Jesus mighty name. Amen
One of the scriptures that gives me immeasurable joy and confidence is Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed ME in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose Me in Christ before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. Personified
Meditate on these scriptural verses and see your confidence in Christ skyrocket. You will just know that you know you are more than the other voices are saying about you! This confirms that you are loved so much that plans were in place for your good before you ever came into the picture!
Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to son-ship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9 he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
It was the will of God for Paul to be an Apostle of Jesus Christ according to the opening statement of the book of Ephesians chapter 1 verse 1
Ephesians 2 verse 10 says we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works that God created in advance for us to fulfill.
This means God created Saul before the foundations of the world was laid according to Ephesians 1 verse 4. The book of Jeremiah 1 verse 5 also state that, before I formed you, in the womb I knew you, before youwere born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
Let me state this here for you: Before God formed you, I and Saul, now Paul in our mothers wombs, God knew us. Before we were born He set us apart, he appointed you, I and Paul as prophet to the nations! Wow! Isn’t this something? You can rest assured you are exactly where you ought to be! In God’s WILL!
Friends, the Lord knew you, had a plan for you, a path to walk through, and walk on. Believe it or not, every single detail of you life and mine are ALL for the glory of God’s holy name. The ups and downs, our successes and failures, the mistakes, the highs and the lows are ALL part of God’s plan to glorify Himself in YOU! Read John 9:3
Do you want to tell me God did not know Saul, now called Paul will be instrumental to the death of Stephen and other saints? God is Sovereign friends! He knows! And He works in ways we cannot simply understand. Ephesians 1:11 says God works out EVERYTHING in conformity with the purpose of his will.
This should encourage you to rejoice even now! You are in God’s will, walking the path He ordained for you, thriving, and flourishing like the cedars of Lebanon, proclaiming , ” The Lord is upright; He is My Rock and there is no wickedness in him”. Psalms 92:15
My message for you today is to trust in the plan of God for your life. In whatever situation and circumstances, ask God to give sight to your eyes so that you might see His mighty hands even in the bleakness around and in the sunshine all over you.
God is in the midst of you, you will not be shaken – Psalms 46:5
As long as you are living, and you are fortunate to know the mind of God for your life, let nothing stop you from doing all that you know God wants you to do.
To many times we allow situations and circumstances to steal our time, energy, and resources.
Friends, this very moment is the perfect time to walk the path you know heaven ordained for you before the foundation of the earth was laid.
Apostle Paul is a good example of someone who refused to let situation or circumstances stop him from fulfilling his God given destiny.
Paul was a prisoner yet he kept on walking the path heaven bestowed on him. The thorn in his side could not stop him, neither the many storm and shipwrecks.
Acts 28:16 When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him. … .. 30For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. 31 Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.
You also can pickup from where you left off 22years ago, 30, 40, or 5 years ago. Pick up your dreams this day and start running with it.
With God, it is never too late, or else you’d be 6 feet under!
I hope you are keeping safe. I am trying my best to keep safe, knowing my ultimate safety is of the Lord. May the Lord keep you and I, and all that is ours.
In line with your suggestion, prompting, and encouragement with regards to stepping out in faith, seizing my kairos moment, to walk the path heaven has bestowed on me, I write this to you.
In many ways, and for so long, I have been hasty in running with divine prompting. God in His infinite mercy has always and continuously shown mercy and have not allowed me to suffer irreparable loss.
The Fire of the Holy Spirit burning in a soul this fiercely, if care is not taken, one might step out too fast. According to Luke 14:28 ““If you wanted to build a building, you would first sit down and decide how much it would cost. You must see if you have enough money to finish the job. 29 If you don’t do that, you might begin the work, but you would not be able to finish. And if you could not finish it, everyone would laugh at you. 30 They would say, ‘This man began to build, but he was not able to finish.’
I am one for doing what need to be done right away and do not slack at all in pursuing what I believe in. I have come to understand however that even though you do not have to wait for all resources to be readily at your disposal before you venture on in a project,you however need the guidance of the Holy Spirit for the things of the Spirit.
Many a time I have acted as prompted and lead by the spirit and the result was tremendously uplifting. But then, I had slacked behind to reach out as prompted and many years after I am still wondering if that soul is lost for eternity because of my unbelief. I will never know now until eternity.
It was my first call as a young adult, I was twentyish, my mother was hospitalized and anytime I go in to visit at the hospital, there is this particular person in pain that the Lord asked me to pray for. I was but a young believer and was not sure of myself and delayed in responding. The very day I believed I had prayed up myself with faith and courage, I practically ran into the ward and this woman was no more. Oh, how I cried, prayed and asked for forgiveness, hoping that someone else had walked in and prayed for the woman before she passed.
That was many moons ago and yet I have never forgotten. And then there was a case of wanting an alliance so desperately, that I was so fixated on what I wanted until the Lord opened my eyes to see, ” something like, its gross, but there is no way to paint the picture other than presenting it as it is. You see, I saw a grown person, who apparently had used the bathroom without cleaning up, walked around with flies gathered on the backside like bees around honey. Then this person comes around to walk seemingly over me and I flew off from where I was, I wouldn’t let this dirt around me.
You see, I was so desperate for this alliance that I did not see the red flag that it was not meant for me. It took this vision to see it for what it was.
Now, back to what is at hand, when the fire falls from above, it brings clarity, you get insight, depth of it, and you are attune to everything in a different way. What is ahead that has been blurry get clearer. There is no need for me to be hasty, the Spirit is leading and I have never gotten clarity as much as now.
I can’t help but say that I am in a very good place. I am walking the path heaven designed for me. Things are making sense that were very confusing and frustrating before.
Therefor, my lovely friend, I appreciate your love and concern, I mean time truly do not wait for no one, its not good to put till tomorrow what you can do today, and seize your kairos moment. I get it!
Yet, the vision/ revelation is for an appointed time it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay – Habakkuk 2:3
David was anointed in 1 Samuel 16, however, until he strategically faced Goliath in 1 Samuel 17 in defence of the armies of the Most High God, he did not come to lime light.
1 Samuel 17 David asked the men standing near him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?” They repeated to him what they had been saying and told him, “This is what will be done for the man who kills him.” When Eliab, David’s oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, “Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle.” “Now what have I done?” said David. “Can’t I even speak?” 1 Samuel 17:26-29 NIV
Now to the new testament. Paul heard the slave girl prophecy by divination, declaring Paul and his party as servants of God for many days, until he spoke the evil spirit did not keep quiet!
Acts 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. 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.” 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. 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. Acts 16:16-19 NIV
You need to take strategic and calculated action for the manifestation of that which you desire and is yours as promised – Victory over every issues defying the Word of God in your life.
You only have to speak the right word at the right time and occasion to effect the change you desire like Paul.
Be bold, be confident, be discerning, and understand that the keys to waging war and ultimate victory may sometimes be obscured by your misconceptions, therefore, receive clarity in the place of prayer.
There is no other way to throw a punch. The truth often bite and there’s no way around it. Truth must always be told regardless of who it may hurt! Remember, it’s to keep US all from harms way!
Jonah 4:1-4 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.
And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.
Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be angry?
This new decade:
▪️Open your mouth
▪️Let God fill it
▪️Speak as He gives utterance
▪️Do not hold back
▪️Love enough to speak