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The Man/Woman Preferred Of God!

When God has chosen you, heaven and earth can do nothing except to oblige. The Lord will order your steps through the mountains and hills, the plains and the rough places for He is the I AM! He will guide you to your desired place.

The I Am will do wonders in your life that will baffle all including yourself. Note that you did nothing to attract God’s anointing, it was His prerogative to choose whom He will, and looking through the Scriptures and history, there’s none called by God without a hitch. For Saul, it was low self-esteem. He was taller than any of the people from his shoulders upward – 1 Samuel 10:23, yet he was so unsure of himself even after having been anointed secretly, and prophesying publicly, he hid among the equipment!

light in the clayNothing can hide you if God has chosen you. The failed marriages of the Samaritan woman did not hide her, it led her to the well that day. I know that there were many married women in that city. Many wives of the Pharisees, Sadducees and the Scribes, but none went down to the well to meet with Jesus. The facts of your life cannot stop you fulfilling what the Lord ordained for you either. Satan will whisper though, he will taunt you no doubt about that! Don’t allow your mind to play tricks on you, neither allow any human to limit you. Fight for your destiny. Resist till the end!

How often have you and I looked at ourselves and think, maybe God made a mistake? Every single Prophet and deliverer in the Scriptures thought so about themselves except a handful. God is not looking for perfection in human character or personality, He looks for the availability of the soul. Unfortunately human look at what can be seen with the eyes. Only the discerning can see as Samuel did and foretold accurately!

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1 Samuel 10:1- 11 Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head, and kissed him and said: “Is it not because the Lord has anointed you commander over His inheritance? 2 …………….Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. And let it be, when these signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for God is with you. You shall go down before me to Gilgal, and surely I will come down to you to offer burnt offerings and make sacrifices of peace offerings. Seven days you shall wait, till I come to you and show you what you should do.” So it was when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, that God gave him another heart; and all those signs came to pass that day. 10 When they came there to the hill, there was a group of prophets to meet him; then the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them11 And it happened when all who knew him formerly saw that he indeed prophesied among the prophets, that the people said to one another,What is this that has come upon the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets? 12 Then a man from there answered and said, “But who is their father?” Therefore it became a proverb: “Is Saul also among the prophets?” 13 And when he had finished prophesying, he went to the high place.

Be encouraged and ask God to show you a true picture of yourself. Ask God to open your eyes to the secret things that will make a difference in your life, and help you to make a difference in your community like the Samaritan woman. — Culled from Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, May 2nd, 2018.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

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Be Very Aware! You Are Meant To Shine!

As published a while ago, titled “Spiritual Alertness – Communion With God and Man.

The Church, you and I, the body of Christ have been living in safety, at peace and secure. We have been dull of hearing, insensitive to the times we are in like the people of Laish in Judges 18:7-10. We are not playing defense, nor attack, neither are we shining. The Church is complacent, safely playing Church, lukewarm when we should be hot and be in the attack mode, to uproot and to destroy every work of wickedness within and around us.

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The Holy Spirit is not having its expression in our midst as He should because of the state of our hearts, the temperature of our gathering. We are minimizing our shine, the power that lays within us. Compromising our faith in other to conform to the world, to be liked by those of this world, when we already know we are not of this world – John 17:14

salt of the earth1 Kings 19:18 Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” Says the Lord. There is a remnant though, those that have not sold their heart to the devil, not bought over by the prosperity or hyper-grace gospel. Those whose garment is without a wrinkle sold out to the Lord come what may! Those whose heart is stayed on the Lord, not polluted or distracted by the love of all that we see with physical eyes. 

There is a remnant, immersed and submerged in the water, waiting for a time appointed to arise shine for the glory of the Lord has risen. I wonder why many are not feeling the unrest, the troubling in the body even now! There is an awakening, even though sleep has fallen on many! Oh Lord, open our spiritual eyes to see!

 

Now is the time for the Church as a body and individuals to set aside every encumbrance and arise shine, to let the light of God shine through us to the dark places in the world, bringing salvation to sinners, hope to the hopeless, joy to the heartbroken, and prepare the way for the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom be glory, honor and adoration world without end. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

It Shall Not Prevail Over You! Luke 23:23

The enemies of righteousness, truth, and justice have been shouting. On the mountaintop, the valley, hills, and plains! Everywhere you go, the voice can be heard “crucify him” in your case it may be crucify her! Voices of oppositions, accusations, and condemnation have been heard ahead of your entrance, along your walk, accompanying you at every turn, and behind you! Friends, be rest assured it will not prevail! They cannot prevail!

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Yes! It shall not prevail for the word says in Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord

The Lord Jesus, your Savior suffered the same faith! Luke 23:1 Then the whole multitude of them( the Pharisees, Sadducees, teachers of the Law, the religious, those living to maintain status quo on earth, with no thought of hereafter – eternity!)  arose and led Him to Pilate. And they began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, saying that He Himself is Christ, a King.” 

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How they lied and schemes, tailing Christ every step to find him in an instant breaking the law, yet they failed. They however resorted to falsely accusing him. The Lord knew all the schemes, but for the Will of the Father to be fulfilled, He, Christ Jesus obliged their schemes. Jesus Christ allowed it!

Luke 23:21 But they shouted, saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!” Mark 15:13 So they cried out again, “Crucify Him!” Luke 23:23 But they were insistent, demanding with loud voices that He be crucified. And the voices of these men and of the chief priests prevailed.

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Today, over your life and destiny, the voice of accusation, condemnation, opposition, and every other strange voice seizes over your life. Christ Jesus took it all, he allowed it to prevail over him so it will not prevail over you and I. Open your mouth and condemn every evil voice speaking against your life and destiny! Silence them! You have the authority and the power to do so in Christ Jesus!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

He speaks! Are You Listening?

giftGod speaks! Are we listening? His words( The Bible) are the means through which we primarily hear from him. He also speaks through dreams and visions. He has spoken again! He who has ears should listen. We must all examine ourselves! What error have we fallen into? What pact have we agreed to?

The Lord showed me myself, in a place taking care of children, lots of them, more like a teacher in a school. I looked and saw a scene, a boardroom sort of, with men in suit. Then a crash, a break in through the walls. Here comes in, a gorilla, huge, fearsome looking stretching out its hands. The men collectively wrote out a cheque and gave it to the gorilla and it left. 

The men were converging to discuss what just happened when the gorilla returned and demanded cash. In my heart, I was wondering what this was all about. I moved quickly like a mother hen to defend the children, but the gorilla was not looking our way.  

I saw the men carrying bags of money, lots and lots of it to give to this gorilla, still looking on when I woke up.

What is this Lord I asked in my prayers when I woke up! What could it mean? Could it be that the men made a pact with the gorilla and it has come to get paid as agreed? What does the gorilla represent? Who are those men in suits? A boardroom? What is this Lord? Refusing a cheque and demanding for cash means now. It wants to be paid right now!.

What pact could these well-dressed men have made with a gorilla that warrants it barging in on them like this? Many questions have been raising in my mind since then! I have been praying but honestly, I don’t even know how to pray other than for mercy, whatever that means in this situation! 

Lord God Almighty you are the All-knowing, all-seeing, and only wise God. You know what these means and only you can protect and shield the innocent. Lord have mercy on all concerned. Prevail over the wicked and strike evil down among your people in Jesus mighty name. Let your name alone be glorified.

Let every evil pact be destroyed today by the blood of Jesus Christ. Let us not pay the debt we do not owe Lord. Let the blood of Jesus that speaks of better things than that of Abel speak for your children.

Oh Lord arise! Arise in judgment over the wicked. Every tongue speaking guile be silenced. Expose every wolf in sheep’s clothing! Arise Oh Lord! Arise in your wrath and execute vengeance upon the unrepentant evil one I pray in Christ Jesus mighty name. Amen.

Let your  Kingdom come and, your will be done. Praise unto your Holy name Oh Lord! Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Dedication And Re-dedication! Are You In?

The invitation has been sent. Have you received yours, my friends? Here it is!

Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Don’t tell me you don’t have any burdens for that would be a lie! Yes, and that my friend is a burden! Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. There is need to dedicate your life to Jesus Christ this moment.

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Are you in the faith? There is a need for the rededication of our lives to the Lord. 2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified.   Now I pray to God that you do no evil, not that we should appear approved, but that you should do what is honorable, though we may seem disqualified. For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. 

Matthew 28:16 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

No Longer A Slave! I Am A Child Of God!

Boldly do I declare, I am no longer slave to fear, I am a child of God. I am no longer a slave to sin, I am a child of God. 

Galatians 4:1 Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of allbut is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the fatherEven so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

 

Friends, be aware though that the enemy will still come to deceive you. He will come through many means to question you. He will ask you if you are sure you are an heir of God through Christ Jesus. Oh, he will surely remind you of when you were a child under guardian and slave to sin according to Galatians 4:1.  

Do not hesitate to declare your status. Don’t allow him to remind you of your past, shut him up by telling him of his future – Revelations 20:7-10

You, my dear one, are redeemed and set apart for good works for Christ’s glory, do not let the devil tell you otherwise! Hold your stand in faith, let their words not find a resting place within you. Rather, sing of your freedom in Christ Jesus always! Give glory to him who sits upon the throne, to whom be all glory, honor, and adoration!

Galatians 4:28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise29 But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so, it is now.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Insight From The Eyes Of An Outsider Like You!

Hello friends, here are some things I want you to know from the book of Galatian.

Paul is not an apostle through man, but of God  Galatians 1:1. Christ Jesus gave himself up for our sins so that he might deliver us from this present evil age- vs 4. If you live to please men, you cannot be a bondservant, a follower of Christ Jesusvs 10. That means you cannot serve or follow anyone outside of Christ Jesus.

speak truthWhen Paul received the gospel by revelation through Jesus Christ, he did not confer with any man – vs 12. Instead- vs 16, Paul immediately went on evangelizing just like the Samaritan woman in John 4: 5-30 at the well with Jesus. After the encounter with Jesus, she went into the city inviting the whole city to come and meet with Jesus Christ.

What have you been doing since your encounter with the Lord Jesus? How many people, city have you invited to meet with Jesus Christ? We often wait for validation, ordination, and all the protocol and traditions of men endlessly. In the scriptures, every encounter with Christ Jesus broke protocols. It made a bold evangelist out of the most unlikely individualsJohn 4, In Mark 5:19 Christ himself said, in response to the madman of Gadara, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.

characterTherefore, make sure to be led by revelation, by the Holy SpiritGalatians 2:2. And be cautious of false brethren, fake Christians who act as a spy: looking for information to blackmail you, to bring you into bondage. Your freedom in Christ Jesus is of concern to them. They will rather prefer you in bondage for their own selfish gain- vs 4.

Do not yield to their distractions, but continue with your workvs 5. Those puffed up due to their position or whatever need not intimidate you. Stand your ground and you will see that they will come to accept the grace of God upon your life.The Lord shows no favouritism to no man”. His grace is available to all – Galatians 6:6

Anyone concerned about the Kingdom of God perceiving the grace of God upon your life should extend to you a hand of fellowship. If they do not, you should know then, that they are definitely not building the Kingdom of God, but their own personal Kingdom –Galatians 2:9

You are not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. Believing in Christ Jesus justify you! No flesh shall be justified by the works of the lawGalatians 2:16

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!

Live then as unto Christ Jesus!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!