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Faith, Trust, And Assurance!

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 not requesting for the man to come back and talk to him or both of them again to be sure He was from the Lord.

Manoah believed the Lord by the testimony of his wife. When he went to the Lord in prayer, it was about how the promised child should be raised. In reverence unto the Lord, Manoah prayed in Judges 13:8 Then Manoah prayed to the Lord: “Pardon your servant, Lord. I beg you to let the man of God you sent to us come again to teach us how to bring up the boy who is to be born.”

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What are you doing with the promise you received? Are you waiting for confirmation and affirmation? Are you looking for signs, thunder, and clouds? Something to prove that God is committed to fulfilling the promises?

Friends take a step of faith! Prepare for the harvest, be ready, take action, do what you have to do now!!! 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 AlmightyThe 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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Judges 13:12 Manoah asked the Man, “When your words are fulfilled, what is to be the rule that governs the boy’s life and work?” He had no doubt, there wasn’t an “if”, it was “when”! Manoah was certain that the promise would come to pass!

Why then do you doubt the word of God Oh ye friends of little faith? Why do I doubt the word of God? The promise in Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.  The Lord promised to give you everything that you need if only you will seek first His Kingdom and righteousness. Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Will you yield your heart today unto the Lord? Will you yield your boat for the Lord? Will you commit and recommit to doing that which pleases the Lord? You have to stop that myopic way of thinking friends. The Lord is mighty, powerful, He is the all knowing all seeing, only wise God! He knows what you need today, tomorrow and for the rest of your life even before you know it or ask Him for it and He, God Almighty already made provision for all your needs. You only need to accept His love, forsake your evil ways, put all your trust in Him, leaning closely on the Lord, and do His will and every other thing shall be added unto you.

What He called you into, is already settled! Trust in Him and walk into your inheritance. God’s promises are yea and amen!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Serve The Lord Because He Is God!

Joshua 24:14Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshipped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

96084cfd-54f6-4689-aa9b-b540489a974b16 Then the people answered, “Far be it from us to forsake the Lord to serve other gods! 17 It was the Lord our God himself who brought us and our parents up out of Egypt, from that land of slavery, and performed those great signs before our eyes. He protected us on our entire journey and among all the nations through which we travelled. 18 And the Lord drove out before us all the nations, including the Amorites, who lived in the land. We too will serve the Lord, because he is our God.”

Friends, can you relate to the above response to Joshua’s statement by the people of Israel? Do you understand the context? Can you really relate this to your own life? I can!!! Oh Lord my God! Far be it for me to forsake the Lord my God to serve other gods! Lord, were you not the force that brought me out of my mother’s womb? It was you Most High God that kept me all this while. You kept me through thick and thin!

You blessed me with a heart after you from youth, you kept me through the various disappointments in life, my heart did not get damaged afterall, you kept me tender! You kept me through lack and insufficiency, sickness and pain! Oh! How you delivered me from the worry of spinsterhood and loneliness, fear of barrenness and unfruitfulness!

Lord, you helped me to taste love, feel love and hold love albeit short-lived yet rewarding! Your kind of love overwhelms me, Lord!! Through the stormy seas, the raging tempest, the dark nights of living, you remain sturdy, a force within bearing me up! How can I forget Lord? Your tender mercies, loving kindness and steadfastness towards me, I could not understand, but that is who you are Lord.

How can I forget? Your hands holding, bearing and guiding me when I couldn’t stand, hold on or find my way. Oh Lord God of Israel, thank you. I will serve the Lord always for He is faithful! The Lord our God is Mighty. It is the Lord that goes before us to fight for us against all our enemies. It is the Lord that has not allowed it to be for us according to the desires of our enemies. He is my stronghold, my fortress and redeemer.

How about you friends? Have you looked back lately? To see how far you have come? Are you grateful for where you are this moment? It could be worst you know? Can you see the Lord even in that situation? Transition – joblessness, sickness, fruitlessness, loneliness, immigration issues, relationship issues, marital palaver, and all.

These issues are all transient, for the Lord is making ways where there was no way-Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Remember He made a way through the red sea, brought the wall of Jericho down, raised the dead, healed the sick, settled the lonely in a family like Ruth, fed thousands with little, lifts up the downcast, helps the barren to carry, restored hope to the hopeless. What did Christ not do? What can He not do? Nothing!!! For with God nothing shall be impossible – Luke 1:37 KJV

What more can I say about this God my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? He is dependable and trustworthy, abounding in grace towards all who comes to Him. He said and is saying today in Matthew 11:28    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Friends, will you accept Christ Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Savior today? For we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God – Romans 3:23. Confess and forsake your evil ways, believe in your heart that He truly came to die for your sins and mine and rose up on the third day. He did!!!!! Declare Jesus as Lord over your life and begin to plead His blood over you.

The devil will flee for we overcome him by the blood of the Lamb and the words of our testimony -Revelation 12:11

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Take My Life And Let It Be!

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for the ultimate sacrifice you rendered on my behalf. You forgave all my sin, removed them so far from me. Thank you for a new lease of life. Everything I am and will be is yours, Lord. I give myself to you Lord, today and forever!

 

Friends, ain’t you glad Jesus Christ came? Where would you be without His love finding you and taking hold of you when He did? Why not thank Him and rededicate your life to Jesus today?

Maybe you don’t know Christ yet and would love to this moment. Great! Ask Jesus to forgive you your sins, ask Him to come into your heart, welcoming Him as your Lord and Savior. Ask Jesus to help you not to go back to those sins, believe in your heart that Jesus heard you and as you have asked Him, He will indeed help you.

Rejoice and be glad! You are welcome in the beloved for no one that comes unto the Lord will He cast away – John 6:35 Then Jesus declared, I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.36………37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Beholding The Lamb! RCCG Convention 2017

The Word of Prophecy as stated by Pastor E. A. Adeboye during the RCCG Convention 2017 in Calgary, Alberta is as follows: 

  • The Lord will help you to regain lost grounds
  • The Lord will show you the way out of the total confusion you are in
  • From now on you will begin to excel
  • The Lord will use your case to prove that He can lift someone from the valley and put on the mountain top
  • In spite of all opposition, you will marry this year
  • The Lord will open all doors that seem to be tightly shut against you
  • The demons disturbing your sleep has been arrested
  • Your number 1 enemies will soon change sides
  • The Lord will attend to your case tonight
  • That pregnancy will mature, you shall not miscarry
  • That project will succeed
  • You will sing very soon now that the battle is over. You are more than a conqueror

 

the lamb of GodThe Story Behind The Lamb of God.

Numbers 21:5-9 They spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!” Then the Lord sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died. The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the Lord and against you. Pray that the Lord will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.” So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.

John 3:14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.

All problem is associated with sin. There is a link between sin and fruitless effort, bondage and all sort of ills. Yet the Lamb of God made provision for us by His blood. Mark 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Read John 5:2-14, Luke 5:2-14

Psalms 37:35-38 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a luxuriant native tree, 36 but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found. 37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright; a future awaits those who seek peace. 38 But all sinners will be destroyed; there will be no future for the wicked.

Jeremiah 17:11 Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay are those who gain riches by unjust means. When their lives are half gone, their riches will desert them, and in the end, they will prove to be fools.

We have been exempted from sin and its consequence by the blood of the Lamb. Only if we confess and forsake all sin that easily befalls us. We must forsake sin and everything that is contrary to the will of God as contained in the holy scriptures. Accepting Christ Jesus as our Lord and Savior making us joint-heirs with Him bestowing righteousness upon us. Psalms 37:39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lordhe is their stronghold in time of trouble. 40 The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them because they take refuge in him.

Welcome to the Kingdom of God.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Behold The Lamb Of God. RCCG Convention 2017

Except: Just concluded RCCG Convention 2017, held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Behold The Lamb of God as taught by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God International on Friday, June 9th.

Anchor Text: John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

John the Baptist saw the Lord Jesus and saw the fulfillment of his purpose on earth, he saw the fulfillment of the promises made by the God of Israel, generations before him.

What then does the Lord want you and I to see and receive this season?

  1. Christ Jesus wants you and I to behold His stripes and claim our healing. 1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds, you have been healed.” Friends, our healing was settled over 2000 years ago, so, therefore, whatever is ailing us has been conquered. We just need to claim our healing and order the foreigner out of our body, emotions, life and all. Read Act 3:1-8, 9:33-39
  2. We are to behold the blood of the Lamb and claim our deliverance. Leviticus 17:11 says that “life of the flesh is in the blood”  For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life. We were purchased by the precious blood of the Lamb of God – Jesus Christ, who takes away our sin and the consequence of it, He nailed it to the cross so you and I can live a life devoid of oppression, torment and so on. Colossians 2:13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins.  We are made alive by the blood to live a victorious life. Whatever wants to keep us down from walking in victory in all area of our life is encroaching where it does not belong. Revelation 12:11 They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. Plead the blood of Jesus against every and anything encroaching on your life and destiny!
  3. We are to behold His sweat and claim our success. As a result of the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, the curse came into being. Genesis 3:17 To Adam, he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil, you will eat food from it all the days of your life. The Lamb of God, however, saved us from the curse, by His suffering and agony in prayer and ultimately His death. Luke 22:44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
  4. Behold the Lamb and you will never be alone, lonely or forsaken. Christ suffered all that for you and me.  Psalms 121:5 The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; Matthew 26:56 But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.”Then all the disciples deserted him and fled. Read the whole of Matthew, special attention to 47-49, 69-75. Whatever level of betrayal, loneliness, and aloneness you are experiencing, note that Christ suffered it all for you and I so we would not suffer it again. He said in Hebrew 13:5 that He, Christ Jesus will never leave nor forsake us. What a comfort!
  5. Behold His resurrection and claim a new beginning. What is your story? What is the state of things in your life? There is provision for a change, a new beginning in Christ Jesus. Matthew 28: 1-6, 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. The Lamb rose from the dead to give us life and life abundantly. Therefore, the dead issues of your life can resurrect today if you have faith in the Lamb of God that take away the sin of the world. Read Mark 5
  6. Behold the Ascension and claim all His promises. John 16:7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. Read Act 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 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.
  7. Behold the Lamb and claim permanent victory without a fight. It was love that took Christ Jesus to the cross. Romans 8: 5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires, but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. Read Joshua 7:1-12. 1 Samuel 17:45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

 

 

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Joy Of A Loving Father!

What a joy that fills the heart that knows the love of a Father? The unconditional love of God, overtime, assures the heart walking alone, even in the dark places and season of life, of safety, love and peace.

The promises of God is put to test more during the season of bleakness! How easy it is to praise God on the mountain top, to dance on the luscious green and laugh at the table of delicacies!

Oh, barren sing for joy! Only by His grace can one sing the Lord’s song in a strange land.

A faith untested is no faith at all!!! How can we profess love of God, if we have not loved the unloveable, the wicked and the ungrateful?

To see the depravity of souls ignorant of God’s unfailing love for them, releases unto us the grace to love as we have been loved, for we were but once ignorant, wicked and ungrateful.

How we love you Abba Father! Ancient of days, the God who was, who is, and who is to come. Be thou magnified oh Lord our righteousness!

 

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

All In The Plan! Destiny Calls!

You know your life, destiny, and breakthrough depends on you following your passion – fulfilling the purpose for which you are created, serving God in spirit and in truth through the people in and around your life. You know the seed of greatness is planted within you, a burning coal, feisty roll of thunder looking for expression more and more. Zeal for the things of the kingdom burns in your soul. You know that you are in the will of God, you know that God is for you, well how come all hell seems to be let loose at every turn?

How come you face obstacles at every turn? Why are the very purpose for which you exist, your message, the recipients, the channel, and circumstances seem to be at loggerheads? Matthew 10:22 You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 23 When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. Truly I tell you, you will not finish going through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

Very often, you will look inward first if you are like most to examine yourself. You will look at You as a person! Who are you in your core? What do you believe you stand for? Why are you the way you are? What makes you tick? You will examine every aspect of your being. This process will bring so much revelation, your flaws, strengths, weakness, errors and so much more will be brought to your consciousness, and if you are like many that are true to themselves, you most likely will feel inadequate. Please do not dwell there!

If you dwell there, you will be giving a foothold for doubt of what has been written about you and the power of the Holy Spirit who is going to accomplish them in you.  The enemy of your soul will magnify your flaws and inadequacies to discredit what the Lord intend and has purposed to do in and through you.

Remember that God’s intention and will for you is not because of You, this isn’t about you, but all about what God is able to do in, with and for you. It is for His great name! Ezekiel 36:2222 “Therefore say to the Israelites, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: It is not for your sake, people of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone.  Quit beating yourself and embrace the unconditional love of God. Do not take this love for granted though! Lean on Christ the Rock in prompt obedience. Stop been afraid! Look unto Jesus!

Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

You are fulfilling purpose even now more than you know.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!