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Be Encouraged! It count!

It has been a while on here! To my faithful audience, thanks for your patience! I appreciate your visits, feedback and all. I am grateful to have you with me on this journey.

This year 2017 started with a bang!! I had and still have high positive expectations in all areas of my life.

The rollout of events hasn’t been that positive with the loss of my mother in January, having lost my father 30 years earlier. The emotional drainage accompanied with bombardment of events causing financial drainage with the attending culprit. It has been a rollercoaster!!!

Oh!, how it seems things went down hill, without taking off.  I lost interest in almost everything, except living.

I somehow know though, that there is a light shining bright, a glowing showers of light beyond my horizon. I couldn’t see it because my eyes were clouded with tears, but I could feel the warmth somewhere deep within me.

And He said, do not be discouraged, for I am with you, I will help you for you are mine! Oh, how He wrapped His arm round about me! Strong able hands cuddles my face, a kiss on my lips, with the sun warming my heart!

Friends, only the love of Christ Jesus can save, preserve, and sustain you! Trust Jesus with your life today. Accept Him as your Lord and Savior!. He loves you deeply!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Finishing Well!

King Saul, chosen by God, ordained as the first King of Israel, disobeyed God and fell out of grace. He preserved Agag the Amalekite God asked him to kill, he listened to the voice of the people around him more than the voice of God –1 Samuel 15.

finishKing Saul consulted a medium 1 Samuel 28:7. He went to the Witch of Endor to inquire and ended up having his last meal at her house – verse 23 He refused and said, “I will not eat.”But his men joined the woman in urging him, and he listened to them. He got up from the ground and sat on the couch. How the mighty has fallen. This was the same Saul who banished witches from the land. At the end of his life he sought one out.

finishing wellFriends, may we end well in this race. May we not fail, may we not fall. Oh Lord God, may your chosen one not end up like King Saul. May we not end our life like Ahab – 1 King 22 and Jezebel – 2 Kings 9:30-37. May we not die with our enemies like Samson – Judges 19:23-31. May we not pierce our soul with the reward of betrayal like Judas – Matthew 27: and Acts 1:18. Oh Lord may we not be like Ananias and Sapphira who died for lying against the Holy Spirit in Acts 5. May we never leave your presence Oh Lord!!

Oh Lord, Psalms 19:12 

But who can discern their own errors?
    Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
    may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
    innocent of great transgression.

14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
    be pleasing in your sight,
    Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Have mercy on us Oh Lord. Cleanse us of all unrighteousness. Forgive us of all errors and help us to retrace our steps. Let the light of your countenance overshadow us always. May every darkness in and around us receive the light of your presence. May our eyes be enlightened Oh Lord that we may see and behold wondrous things in your word.

Be magnified Oh Lord our God in Jesus Christ mighty name we pray.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Life’s Situation!

Every human being living has one issue or another that we deal with at different season of life. There are stuff we experience though, that does not made sense at all, I mean it just does not make sense. The only way to make sense of it is to lean on God for understanding.

We know that life’s situations brings the best or the worst out of people. It is when we go through trials that we discover who we are, our dependency and trust is tested. However, for every heart stayed on God, the Holy Spirit helps to put things in perspective.  Our errors, mistakes, oversight and under-sight, all come into perspectives, in the light of the Word and the situation we are in.

In light of this then, my soul be calm, be still in the presence of He who knows all things. Look into the light and be strong, my soul, be refresh and know, He is faithful that promised never to leave nor forsake thee.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

King Saul Thought!!! Just A Thought!!

1 Samuel 18:Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. “They have credited David with tens of thousands,” he thought, “but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?” And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David.

King Saul thought!!!! It was this seemingly insignificant ailment that became inimical to his destiny and that of his generation unborn. We must endeavor to watch our thoughts friends. We must not entertain evil in our hearts. For someone like me and many of you reading this, thoughts, deep thinking is like breathing, we think deeply about everything. We however, have to learn, by the help of the Holy Spirit to recognize those thoughts that is detrimental to our well being spiritually, emotionally and in all aspect.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Envy-vs-JealousyEnvy, jealousy, fornication, adultery and all kinds of evil start from our thoughts, triggered by our senses, what we hear, see, touch, smell and taste. King Saul had no reason whatsoever to be envious or jealous of David. David was just a boy who killed just one giant, though a mighty one, yet King Saul could have taken it as a good thing, like, the Lord has raised up for me an helper, instead of been threatened. I wonder why a whole King could have felt the way Saul did? I mean, David was an inconsequential lad, from the poorest of the poorest, cause Eliab asked David who he put those few sheep with in the wilderness – 1 Samuel 17:28

Friends, just been you, developing yourself, doing what is needful, minding what has been committed into your hands, managing your lot as much as you can may bring unwarranted attack from places least expected. Those you expect to encourage you may end up as your greatest discouragement. I mean, when your teacher, professor ask you to drop out of school and threatens you, what greater discouragement? Remain hopeful though and trust God!

In an episode of the Highway To Heaven Series I saw not too long ago, about two wannabes boxers, one of them belong to a gang called Satan’s Helper’s or something of such. The other young man is a home boy been raised by his granddad. This young man put all his mind to training, putting himself in a place of readiness, while this other guy, the leader of the Satan’s cult was busy gallivanting round the town, and terrorizing the people. Yet, he wants to win, and what other way does he employ than to threaten this home boy that if he fights, then his granddad will be killed.

The Satan’s Helper’s went ahead and kidnapped granddad. This young man who has prepared all this while was dejected, he stayed in the ring taking the punches, knowing if he so much as raise his hands, his granddad will be killed or his legs broken. He was not aware that an angel was in their midst orchestrating and making sure he gets what he deserves. The Masked Rider and the towns people were rallied up to save the granddad. Just in the nick of time, in the last round, here comes the granddad into the arena. Curious? See it for yourself!

Friends, do yourself a favor, be watchful of your thoughts. Be sensitive in your spirit and make sure you bring every impure thoughts into the light of God’s word and ask for forgiveness. Every evil action taken start from our thought. Let us endeavor to win all battles in our minds and heart. Let love rule!!!!!

Proverbs 4:Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

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!

For His Names’ Sake!

Remember that God’s intention and will for you is not because of You, but of Him. It is for His great name! Ezekiel 36:22 “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!

don't quitNow that you know God loves you unconditionally, then you must contend against everything mitigating against your peace, message, recipients, channel, and circumstances. You must wage war against every encumbrance within and without.

I was speaking with a dear brother of mine just yesterday about some things. Having faced resistance all this while, I was beginning to think that maybe I am a bad person! Maybe I am too difficult and all sort I said! I was beginning to internalise what I have been experiencing and this is exactly what the enemy of our soul wants. Are the events, people and situation around gaslighting you? Take a cue from Jeremiah 29:11 

I was able to get out of that phase by the help of the Holy Spirit, by putting the spotlight on Gods’ Will, Plan, Purpose, and desire for me. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Resistance is a ploy to wear you out so your dreams can die and he, the devil can gloat over you.

You have to desperately contend for your life, your message, your purpose, your destiny for it to be fulfilled. You must never lose hope on the journey. Keep taking steps after steps, trusting God even when you do not see any cloud of the promised rain.

Dear friends, continue to trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight Proverbs 3: 5 and 6. Every promise shall be fulfilled. Stay focus!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!