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God’s Expectation of You & I!

“When tempest rage within and without, will you still be able to sing the Lord is good my friends? Or is your praise dependent on the admiration of man, your celebrity status, prime time audience and much more!”

It is easier to sing when your belly is filled up, your barn is full of lifestock a crown on your head, the best car in your driveway, designer wears, exotic fragrances, everything your heart desires and much more!! Why will you not praise God one may ask?

Friends, when you meet a man or woman, those that praise with and without the necessity of life, then you know, they have really had encounters!!

Bearing your cross means a lot friends!! What does that mean to you? Is it only when the fig tree blooms?

God is faithful still, let not your heart be troubled! Praise Him anyways!!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Radiant Glory Of Love

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Is your faithfulness to God dependent on your being on the mountain top? Is it dependent on your comfort, status, situation, or circumstances. Can you still sing and dance to the Lord in the wilderness, in pain, disappointment, having been betrayed by friends and family? Israel said how can we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land. Psalms 137:4 How shall we singtheLord’s song In a foreign land?

When tempest rage within and without, will you still be able to sing the Lord is good my friends? Or is your praise dependent on the admiration of man, your celebrity status, prime time audience and much more!

Lord God Almighty, may our heart and mouth praise you in the valley as on the mountain top. May there always be a new song on our lips and a dance on our waist to you our Saviour and King…

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When Life Happens, Remember His Promises Still! He Fails Not!

When life situations happens and it impact us negatively, no matter how spiritual we are, we may stumble, it may knock us down, but we must not let it keep us down. We most often are hurt, confused, and question why such have come unto us. We sit down by the rivers of Babylon and weep!! Yes, we weep sorely and ask a bunch of questions that no one on earth has answers for. None other can answer the many questions plaguing our waking and sleeping moment like the Lord Our God and His Word! None other!!!!

This was the situation Joshua was in Joshua 1, God had to remind him that Moses is dead, his boss, father and leader is gone and it is time to move on. I can see Joshua moping around with other elders in the camp, wondering what next. I mean, it was Moses that got the vision, the staff and stood and spoke with God. Now He is gone, what is our fate they must have thought.

joshua-1-9Friends, the loss of a loved one, trauma of failed relationships, miscarriage, health issues, loneliness, financial upheaval, insecurity and all sort will make us feel disjointed and weary. I am here to remind you friends, even as I am reminded that it is time to arise, start walking by faith to go over this Jordan, us and our dreams and visions, aspiration and desires, to the land which God is giving to us, new beginnings of joy, peace, new birth, increase on every side, success, love, healing, marital bliss, and much more of all that pertains to life and godlinessJoshua 1:2

The promises God made before life happens is still intact and unchanged. The loss, the heartbreak, mistakes, inability to conceive a child, hold a gainful employment, get married and all sort of challenges does not negate God’s promises. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon shall be given to you – verse 3.

Arise friends in the Lord’s capability, no man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life, means no more hindrances, nothing will dissuade you from following through on fulfilling your God given destiny. The Lord will be with you as He was with Moses. God will never leave nor forsake you. Your dreams and vision is attainable, not because you are able but because His Holy Spirit will accomplish it in you!

Be strong and of good courage. Read Joshua 1 and be encouraged, strengthened and realigned. He is faithful that promised.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Judgement Upon The Wicked

Let the wicked forsake their evil ways The Word says in Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

Proverbs 11:21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free. 

The Church of God stated in The Destiny of The Wicked thus:

 

Degrees of Punishment

“”The Bible also teaches that there will be degrees of punishment. Paul says that in the day of judgment God will “render to every man according to his deeds” (Rom. 2:6). Men become doubly responsible by the light which they receive. Jesus says, “If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin” (John 15:22). “That sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful” (Rom. 7:13). Christ said to Pilate, “He that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin” (John 19:11).

Since our sins are estimated in accordance with the light received, our punishment also will be regulated accordingly. For this reason Peter says concerning backsliders, “It had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment” (II Pet. 2:21). “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.… Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God?” (Heb. 10:26, 29). The greater the light and knowledge possessed, the greater the responsibility. (See Matt. 11:20-24; 23:14.)

From the foregoing texts we see that men will be rewarded “according to their works,” that some will receive a “sorer punishment” and “greater damnation” than others, and that it will be “more tolerable” for some people than it will be for others. But all these degrees will be in accordance with the light received and rejected.””

Think of if friends, is it really worth it? A pot of porridge for your glorious destiny like Esau? Thirst and demand for adulation of Haman brought him humiliation and death.  Will you quit striving with your maker and yield your heart in obedience wholeheartedly unto the Lord?

Forsake your evil ways, purge wickedness from within you and seek the Lord while He may be found. Isaiah 55:1 “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Salvation, genuine repentance is freely given to you today. At no cost to you friends, think about this. for wickedness cost you your life eternity unending. Think about this and repent today.

Jesus loves you!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

 

 

Afraid? No Need To!

Are you afraid of not accomplishing what you are created to accomplish? Quit being afraid!! Work out your faith.

“Your calling and divine destiny as well as your present spiritual build up adds up in determining the kind of battles that will come your way. When you consider David, you will observe the kind of opponents that he faced – a lion, bear and Goliath – 1 Samuel 17:34-37.

If you consider your life, you will realise that God has brought you this far because His purpose for your life is yet to be fulfilled.

The Lord that has kept you alive will continue to keep you.

You cannot rely on anybody other than yourself and God when it comes to the issues of making heaven – accomplishing and fulfilling your purpose.”

Pastor E. A. Adeboye   2013

Prayer:

Ephesians 1: 17 -21 Oh Lord, I pray that you will give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation so that I may know you better. I pray that you will allow the eyes of my heart be enlightened in order that I may know the hope to which you have called me and the riches of your glorious inheritance in your holy people and your incomparable great power for us all who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength you exerted when you raised Christ Jesus from the dead and seated Him at your right hand in the heavenly realms far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked not only in the present age but also in the one to come. In Christ Jesus mighty name I pray. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Guard Your Heart.

2 Samuel 14:1 Joab son of Zeruiah knew that the king’s heart longed for Absalom.So Joab sent someone to Tekoa and had a wise woman brought from there. He said to her, “Pretend you are in mourning. Dress in mourning clothes, and don’t use any cosmetic lotions. Act like a woman who has spent many days grieving for the dead. Then go to the king and speak these words to him.” And Joab put the words in her mouth.;

The craftiness of Man!!! Joab understood how hurt the King was with the death of a son, the defilement of a daughter and self banishment of another son. The force of darkness came to kill, steal, and destroy. It all started with a thought in the heart of man, an inordinate affection unchecked, unrestrained. – 2 Samuel 13:2.

Yet, Joab, not been a sycophant, knew the right thing was for the King to bring back the Prince, hence the craftiness of his action to employ a wise woman to indirectly speak to King David. The King would not have listened otherwise and his compassionate heart was indirectly spoken to.

Who is speaking to your mind? What are you hearing and seeing? What is all around you? Are you aware what you hear and see affect ultimately your thought, words and action? Be conscious of what you feed your soul? Anyone who has your ears has your heart. Be cautious!!

Guard your heart, for out of it flows issues of life – Proverb 4:23

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Taste!!! Your Words!

1 Samuel 31:4 Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through,or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me.” But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it. When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him. So Saul and his three sons and his armor-bearer and all his men died together that same day.

Hope against hope! When everything seems to be against you, keep hope alive. Be hopeful and fear the Lord. This armor bearer must have thought a miracle can still happen. My Lord the King may still live after all, so he refused to run Saul through and instead ran himself through afterwards.

every-idle-word-3-638Then comes a sycophant on the scene, ill intention-ed, cold and lacking human feelings and respect for the dead, bent on currying favor from David. He misunderstood David! He thought David was like most men, he was ignorant of the divine mandate and heart God placed in this multifaceted instrument in God’s hand.

2 Samuel 1:15 Then David called one of his men and said, “Go, strike him down!” So he struck him down, and he died. 16 For David had said to him, “Your blood be on your own head. Your own mouth testified against you when you said, ‘I killed the Lord’s anointed.’”

This Amalekite had condemned himself to death by the words of his own mouth. How often, in pursuit of the transient have we lost the divine and immortal? To gain supposed honor and prestige, he claimed to be what he is not.

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2 Samuel 1:6 “I happened to be on Mount Gilboa,” the young man said, “and there was Saul, leaning on his spear, with the chariots and their drivers in hot pursuit. When he turned around and saw me, he called out to me, and I said, ‘What can I do?’ “He asked me, ‘Who are you?’ “‘An Amalekite,’ I answered. “Then he said to me, ‘Stand here by me and kill me! I’ m in the throes of death, but I’m still alive.’ 10 So I stood beside him and killed him, because I knew that after he had fallen he could not survive. And I took the crown that was on his head and the band on his arm and have brought them here to my lord.”

Matthew 12:36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” 

It was swift for this young man, but not so for many. Sometimes the word of twenty years ago may still be haunting now. Every such words Lord let your blood stand against it. May every words spoken contrary to our God given destiny be destroy by the blood of Jesus today in Jesus name. Every words of accusation, condemnation, and persecution spoken by us and others against your will for us Lord let it be cancelled and destroyed today in Jesus mighty name. Amen

“Iyan ogun odun a ma jo ni lowo” Simply means Proverbs 12:14, 18:20 Mercy Lord!!!!!

Ephesians 5:Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!