Have Faith Persistently

Hebrews 10:35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.

36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

Do not throw away your confidence

You must be persistent in the pursuit of your divine calling. He who called you is faithful – 1 Thessalonians 5:24. All God’s promise to you shall be fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 1:20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God

The dream God placed in your heart, the baby in your womb of destiny, the burning desire you cannot seem to lay aside, that is your destiny, you will give birth safely, your dreams and aspirations and all, it must be fulfilled! You will fulfill your destiny if you stay at it in faith!

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Be persistent! You will fulfill every divine mandate! Stay focus.

Shalom

I Obtained Mercy! So Did You!

It is my birthday in two days, and I am glad I have this opportunity to be in this side of eternity. I am one grateful lady to be so blessed and highly favored.

This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.
I Timothy 1:15‭-‬16 NKJV

I obtained mercy!


I, Joan, I obtained mercy!
I obtained mercy to have gone through all that I have gone through and yet standing strong! Oh, I obtained mercy
I obtained mercy to fall seven times and get back up
I obtained mercy to be hurt many times over yet not bitter
I obtained mercy to have lost relationships and yet remain His bride
I obtained mercy to have suffered financially yet all needs are met always and on time
I obtained mercy that even in the struggle like Israel, I remain a threat
I obtained mercy to be blessed and be a blessing
I obtained mercy to be wealthy, healthy, hopeful, and happy
I obtained mercy to be living an intentionally joyous life regardless of situation and circumstances
I obtained mercy to have been ordained, called, chosen, and sent
I obtained mercy for I am brand new, all things are transforming from glory to glory!
Hallelujah! Glory to God in the highest!

Simply Grace!

Whenever you base your faith or “good standing with Christ on your adherence to The Law, you are no longer under grace.

No one could observe The Law in it entirety then, and no one can today!

You are saved by grace, not by works less anyone should boast – Ephesians 2:8!

Accept this grace, for it is a gift, live from this premise and you will not be condemned.

Shalom

Rudderless? Don’t Be!

In Listening To Hear Him! I chided myself about being a chatter box. This is because, I am very good at talking. I can’t seem to keep my mouth closed when I am in the presence of God which I have come to know is always. He is ever constant with me. I praise the Lord, worship Him, question him, share my thoughts, and my secrets since He is all I’ve got! I am in a constant mood to talk. However, now is a time to listen!

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What a dilemma it has been for me to sit down, keep quiet, to be still just for a little while, to rest in God’s embrace so He can speak to me. I need to hear Him! This I have already established and am so eager, however, staying still is not my strong suit.

Oh Lord help me! I want to hear you speak through the pages of your Word! I do! You know I do Lord! Please help me to calm my mind down, help me to put these countless thoughts flowing in my brain into compartment so I have room to hear.

Only you Oh Lord my Father, can calm my anxious thoughts, and comfort me with your joy. Psalms 94:19 -When anxiety was great withing me, your consolation brought me joy.

Psalms 141:3 Set a guard over my mouth, Lord;
    keep watch over the door of my lips.

I am also asking for grace to bridle my tongue as you speak Lord! Friends, now is not a time to speak aimlessly, for folly flows ceaselessly like a river from an unbridled tongue. Like a broken rudder in a ship, boat or aircraft, is anyone that lacks wisdom to bridle their tongue

When you called for a meeting Lord, wisdom demand that I come early and prepared to listen. You know I haven’t acted as such Lord, help me. Father I need you. Yes, I am trying, but I know I need more than to try. I must discipline myself to be still. I ask for help here Lord. Help me by your Holy Spirit in Jesus mighty name. Amen!.

All Mighty, All Knowing, All Sufficient, All Powerful Father of Glory! Thank you for your faithfulness, grace and mercy!

Shalom!

Listening To Hear Him!

I have been speaking to God for the longest time, and He has been listening to me. How cool is that you might say! Every word and thoughts He hears – Psalms 94:11 The Lord knows the thoughts of Man.

I sense now that God wants to speak to me. I guess it is God’s turn to speak . I should give Him a chance to speak. Stop being a chatter box I told myself! Okay Lord, I am listening I said, and God told me to delve into His Word! His Word is Jesus! The Jesus of The Bible!

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In these last days, God speaks to us through His Son Jesus Christ. In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son. Hebrews 1:1–2

Jesus is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being – Hebrews 1:3. Jesus is The Word through which God speaks to you, to me, and to everyone else.

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I have therefore resolved to study The Word. I am bound to hear His voice therein. Either in one verse, one chapter, or a whole book. God is bound to speak as He has bid me to listen. And I am bound to hear as I am eager to hear Him speak.

Father Lord, let me not hear strange voices. Let my ears be open only to your Word. Give me understanding that I might take hold of your Word. And please Father, let your Word profit me in Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom!

Nigeria! Beauty For Ashes!

When I woke up with songs of praise in my heart Thursday morning, I was confused as to why!

Why praise from a weary soul I thought to myself? I went through my day but kept thinking about everything going on in Nigeria, my family, and my own life as an individual.

She shall yet praise the Lord!

Why praise Lord? I don’t feel like it and the situation of things don’t warrant it humanly speaking, yet God ordered it, and sang it by His Holy Spirit within!

When praise songs wakes me up this way, I know it’s God and nothing to do with me so I praised Him!

Friends, It’s time to praise God like never before even in the midst of this chaos! Remember God inhabit the praises of His people – Psalms 22:3.

I don’t understand, and it does not make sense to me, however, as He ordered it, I am bound to oblige! Have your way Lord Jesus! Just few faithful person was what God looked for in Sodom and Gomorrah – Genesis 18:16-33!

Let us change tactics and praise God for Nigeria! Let’s offer praise that Nigeria has not totally imploded!

O ba ni o, ko ti baje tan! God is able to salvage and rebuild a better Nigeria!

Amen https://www.instagram.com/p/CGrYE9VHqVw/?igshid=oc05vlssjrbu

Nigeria Weeps!

My country of birth weeps. Nigeria weeps for her youth, the beckon of hope for a Nigeria with good, fair, and just governance gunned down!

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The leadership, through Nigerian Army cut down the shinning 🌟 of tomorrow!

10/20/2020

Friends, help me to rally for help to salvage what is left of sanity in Nigeria! Pray! Pray! Pray!

Let call on God to intervene on behalf of the Nigerian youth. Help me to petition heaven for an end to the shedding of unarmed youth protesting for better governance.

Thank you all!

You! Divinely/Fully Packaged!

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.

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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!

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.  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.

For this very reason, I make every effort to add to MY faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 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. 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

Shalom!

Discerning The Voice of God

How do you discern who’s voice you are listening to? Any voice that speaks contrary to The Word of God is literarily not of God.

God spoke to Moses in the book of Exodus chapter 20 – (read for clarity), where He gave the Israelites commandments, laws, and principles to live by. In the New Testament, when Jesus was asked the greatest of these commandments by the Pharisees of His days, Jesus responded thus:

Matthew 22: 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments

When you then hear any voice that leads you to hate God or other humans, you should know that, that voice is not of God. Any voice that instruct you to illtreat others, oppress them, oppose, malign or dissociate from anyone under any guise is not of God. Matthew 22:39 says to love others as yourself.

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How do you discern whose voice you are listening to? Whose voice are you following? God’s voice or Satan’s?

The voice that encourages acts that produces evidence of the fruits of the spirit as stated in Galatians 5:22 is the voice of God.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Any voice that encourages division, lies – for the devil is the father of lies – John 8:44; – oppression, abandonment, denial of justice, truth, dignity, equality of all men is definitely not of God. Any voice that speaks fear into your heart, unsettles your peace, and encourages wickedness is of Satan

A 16th-century priest named Dom Lorenzo Scupoli wrote, “The devil does his utmost to banish peace from one’s heart, because he knows that God abides in peace and it is in peace that He accomplishes great things.”

1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 

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John 8: 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”

And God says, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37 &38

The voices that tells you not to speak with another, encourages hate and division, causes disharmony amongst people, abandon cordiality and civility, feed your ego by taking you on ego trips, makes you think you are equal to God and places you as God in the lives of others is of the devil.

The voice of Satan will never take you to the path of humility, gentleness, kindness, empathy, self control and peace.

Father, we ask for the spirit of discernment so that we may know when you are speaking to us, and grant us grace so we may promptly obey your every word.

Lord, by your Holy spirit help us to know when Satan is speaking to us, grant us grace to resist him so he can flee from us – James 4:7: we ask in Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom!

Vulnerable? Grace Will Speak!

You must learn to keep your weakness between you and your Savior.

No matter how weak your flesh is, may the Lord strengthen you with might by His Holy Spirit in your inner man – Ephesians 3:16.

Your Spirit man need to be alert at all times, atuned to heavens frequency, or else you will become a shish kebab in the hand of the enemies of your soul! May the Lord shield His anointed. Amen

Lean on your Savior. Receive strength today in Jesus mighty name. Amen

Your bosom friend may have been waiting for that very day of your vulnerability to strike you down dead!

You must never forget the story of Samson and Delilah – Judges 16

Father Lord, every slimy snake lurking around, waiting and watching for us to slip so as to strike, may they wait endlessly.

Father let us never break the edge and give room for the serpent to strike in Jesus mighty name we pray. Amen

Shalom!