Time Wisely Invested

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Time Wisely Invested
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,” Ephesians 5:15
(KJV).

You’ve heard it said that “time is a most valuable commodity”. You can neither
reverse time nor add more hours in a day. So, are you investing your time wisely
or spending your time unwisely.

The time you spend with God, your family and your ministry to others, are wise investments.
What are your time wasters? Evaluate how you can reorganize your schedule to make
the most of every minute.

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Understanding what Jesus did for Us

Understanding what Jesus did for Us

 

 

“She will bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save H

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is people from their sins.”

 

Matthew 1:21

It’s hard to imagine what it was like for Jesus to live under the shadow of the cross every day of His life. Even as a lad in Joseph’s carpenter shop, nailing those nails into a piece of lumber, He must’ve thought about the day when those soldiers would drive the nails in His hands and in His feet.

One of my favourite pictures of Jesus portrays Christ as a toddler. It’s the end of the day. He’s playing next to His father, Joseph, in his carpentry shop and the sun is setting. And as Jesus is kneeling down handling some metal spikes, the shadow of a cross is formed on the ground over His shoulder.

Jesus lived everyday of His life in anticipation of that moment when He would give His life on the cross for our sins. So it was no surprise when He, at about 33 years of age, was arrested, beaten, and sentenced to die for the sins of the world.

And even harder than that is to imagine that when He died, He made a way for you to have a relationship with God. So thank Jesus today for what He did for you and, if you haven’t already, accept the gift of salvation He’s given you through His death and resurrection.

There is still an opportunity for you to do so now; just say this prayer of salvation with faith:

“Dear Heavenly Father! I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ Your only begotten Son. Your Word says, “…..whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21).

I ask Jesus Christ to come into my heart to be the Lord of my life. I receive eternal life into my spirit and according to Romans 10:9, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved,” I am saved; I am born-again; I am a child of God! I now have Christ dwelling in me, and greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world! (1 John 4:4). I now walk in the consciousness of my new life in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah!”

If you have just said this prayer with me CONGRATULATIONS! You are now a child of God.

You are now seated above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named (failure, poverty, sickness, infirmities, limitations, lack, diseases, fear)not only in this age but also in that which is to come with Christ Jesus Our personal Lord and Saviour.  Amen! (Ephesians 1:15-23)

Receive power to succeed in every area of your life. Study your Bible diligently and meditate in it day and night (Joshua 1:8).

And lastly, don’t forget the fellowship of the Saints; prayerfully find and belong to a Bible – faith believing Church and watch God fulfil all His Word concerning You!

Congratulations!!!!

 

 

JESUS LIVED EVERY DAY IN LIGHT OF WHAT HE WOULD DO FOR YOU ON THE CROSS. SO THANK HIM AND TRUST THAT HE’S SAVED YOU FROM DEATH!

 

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

I Am A Winner In Christ Jesus

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I am a Winner In Christ Jesus

2 Corinthians 2:14:

 

 “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.”

Triumph means that we have overcome, and generally it is a glorious victory! So may we have a glorious day today as we walk in the fullness of our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Act in a manner befitting your victory.

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me

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I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me.

Psalm 13:2, NIV

 

The Switch that Turns on the Light

King David knew that the secret of victory over adversity was a conscious choice to praise God. Again and again, as he cries out to God in prayer, we hear his choice to praise: “How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? . . . Look on me and answer, O Lord my God. . . . But I will trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me” (Ps. 13:2-6, NIV). David, hounded by Saul and living as a fugitive for years in a nation where he was the national hero as well as the anointed king, exercised his will to praise God even when he just didn’t feel like it.

Praise is the switch that turns on the light of joy in our lives even when it’s “dark” outside. And the resulting “light” causes others to see the glory of God in our lives.

Blessings

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Be Ready! Jesus Is Coming Soon!

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Be Ready! Jesus Is Coming Soon!

 

 

READ: Luke 12:35-40

Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. —Luke 12:40

Through the years, quite a few people have predicted the return of Jesus at a specific time. Just last year an American radio preacher stirred up the interest of the mainstream media with his prediction that Jesus would return on May 21, 2011.

Anyone who knows Scripture well knew that this advance warning wasn’t accurate, because Jesus Himself said His return would be “at an hour you do not expect” (Luke 12:40). But I do have to admit that this prediction captured my attention. Often I get so caught up in the busyness of life that I live as though Jesus’ return is some distant reality. I forget that Jesus could come back at any time. The prediction, wrong as it was, reminded me about the importance of being prepared for my Saviour’s return, and it renewed my excitement that it could be any day—even today.

Sometimes when we think of being ready for Jesus’ return, we think about what we shouldn’t be doing. But being prepared is really about purifying ourselves and becoming more and more like Him so we are pleasing to Him when He comes back for us (1 John 3:2-3). Jesus taught that being ready for His return requires living according to our Master’s will now (Luke 12:47). Will we be prepared when it’s time for the real thing? —Joe Stowell

Keep me praying, keep me trusting
Every step along life’s way!
Keep me waiting, keep me watching,
For He may return today! —Thiesen

 

 

Look for Christ’s return and you’ll live for Christ’s glory.

 

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

The Unpardonable Sin. Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.

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The Unpardonable SinBlasphemy against the Holy Ghost

 

 

MATTHEW 12:31,

 

 

“Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shalt be forgiven unto men: but blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.”

 

 

LUKE 12:10; MATTHEW 12:24-31; MARK 3:22-30

The word “blaspheme” means “to speak evil of; defame; or revile.” In context, Jesus is saying that blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is attributing the working of the Holy Spirit to the devil. Many people in the Bible did this, including Saul, who became the Apostle Paul. However, we see in 1 Timothy 1:13, that Paul said he received mercy concerning his blasphemy because he had done it “ignorantly in unbelief.” Therefore, the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost Jesus is warning against must be willfully reviling the Holy Ghost with knowledge of what is being done.

This parallels Hebrews 6:4-6, where qualifications are placed on those who can fall away from grace. This passage indicates that only a mature Christian can commit such a thing. Likewise, with blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, rash statements spoken against the Holy Spirit in ignorance or unbelief by those who don’t really know what they are doing can be forgiven.

From our human perspective, no clear line can be drawn as to when someone becomes accountable for blasphemies and has committed this unpardonable sin. We can be assured that God knows the hearts of all men and that He will judge righteously concerning this. However, God’s Word does show us that when anyone becomes a “reprobate,” they lose all conviction from God (Rom. 1:28).

Therefore, anyone who is convicted and repentant over having possibly blasphemed the Holy Ghost has not yet reached the place where it is unpardonable or they wouldn’t care. Keep your heart tender and sensitive to Him. Listen to His voice speak to you through His Word today.

 

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Can God Count on You.

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Can God Count on You?

 

 

 

I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept
my word, and hast not denied my name. Behold, I will make them of
the synagogue of satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do
lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet,
and to know that I have loved thee.

Revelation 3:8-9

The church at Philadelphia is going to have manifestations of God. Man
cannot stop what God is going to do. Those going the wrong way, those
going the false way, are going to come, see and know that God’s hand is
on them. God said, “I am going to put them right at your feet.” This is
an Overcoming Church. This is a Word Church, a Faithful Church, and a
True Church.

Faithfulness is the character quality that ensures that you do the
right thing, whether anyone is watching you or not, whether anyone is
keeping tabs or not. When you are faithful, you do it with the right
motive, and you can be counted on all the time. Everybody in the body
of Christ likes people who are faithful, especially pastors. I know
that I can give the faithful something to do and don’t have to think
about it anymore!

John goes on to say that those who remain faithful will have a crown.
Those who are overcomers will be “pillar[s] in the temple of my God”
(v. 12). They will have all the authority that Jesus has.

Prayer for Today

Father,
I raise my hands in recognition that You alone are worthy! I praise You
and give You glory! Through Your power, I will be faithful to You, no
matter what comes! In Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

Think on These Things

Colossians 4:3

Philippians 4:13

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Let Your Light So Shine Before Men

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Let Your Light So Shine Before Men

 

READ: Matthew 5:13-16

Let your light so shine before men. —Matthew 5:16

It was just a routine baggage inspection, but there was nothing ordinary about the contents of the suitcase. The Swiss customs agent who examined it discovered 14 original drawings by Pablo Picasso. The artwork, which was contained in a sketchbook, was estimated to be worth as much as $1.5 million, yet the passenger indicated “nothing to declare” to customs authorities.

It’s hard to imagine anyone packing Picasso’s sketchbook between sweaters, trotting off to the airport, and hoping it would remain a secret. The man was obviously smuggling it.

We as Christians have something far more valuable than a Picasso to declare! Yet we sometimes keep the treasure of our faith in Christ locked in our hearts instead of sharing it with those around us. Jesus reminded us, “You are the light of the world” (Matt. 5:14). Part of our purpose is to reflect God’s glory so that others will understand their need for Him. He also calls us to let our light shine, so that they see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven (v.16).

We risk becoming spiritual smugglers when we hide our faith in Christ. Instead, let’s open the “suitcase,” share the treasure, and give glory to the Master.

Lord, help me make my witness clear,
And labour faithfully,
So friends and neighbours turn to Christ
Through what they hear from me. —Anon.

 

 

A word well chosen can open a heart to God.

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Satan is already defeated

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Satan is already defeated

We need to remember that the Lord has already defeated Satan at the cross. We should quit magnifying Satan and giving him so much credit. Instead, we should focus on the wonder-working God Who fights our battles for us. Then we would see with our own eyes the victories we long for!

If the devil has been bombarding you with temptations, tests, and trials, remember—the battle is not yours. It’s God’s. You don’t have to try to “fight” Satan. Just stand your ground with the Word of God. And begin to praise Him for performing for you what He promised in His Word (Rom. 4:21; Heb. 10:23).

Some circumstances will look impossible to you. But if you are to stand firm and immovable on God’s Word, believing Him to fight every battle for you, you will need to learn the power in praise.

Learn to give God praise and glory in the midst of every trial—before the obstacles are gone. Give God praise and glory for what He has promised you in His Word—even though you don’t see any change in your circumstances. That’s faith! And faith always wins the victory (1 John 5:4)!

Get to know who you are in Christ. When you do and the devil comes against you, you can throw your shoulders back and begin to march like a true soldier of God. You’ll have your helmet of salvation intact and your shield of faith raised high. You can boldly proclaim the promises of God, singing and praising Him confidently for the victory. And you shall prevail!

It’s time that we in the Church, the Lord’s army, begin to march forward and praise God. It’s time for us to use the praises of God to combat every crisis the devil throws at us!

[Note: This article was adapted from Kenneth W. Hagin’s book The Untapped Power in Praise.]

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

With So Much Pain In Our World Today, Where is God asking you to help relieve the suffering ?

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Where is God asking you to help relieve suffering in the world?

 

 

 

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”

 

 

Micah 6:8

It was Edmund Burke who said, “All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.” Sadly, this is all too true today, as many good people—yes, even Christians—sit on the sideline and do nothing about the injustice and pain that so pervade this world.

I sometimes wonder if the church has forgotten how to weep. When you see girls and ladies lined up for abortions, do you weep bitter tears of compassion? When you watch that television commercial about how we can help a child in need somewhere in the world, does it even faze you? When a family breaks up because of a divorce, are you also broken by that?

I think one thing that’s so noticeably missing among the people of God today is a deep sense of compassion and empathy for the hurting. One reason for this, I believe, is what psychologists call the L.I.A.R., the Low Information-to-Action Ratio, whereby we’re so inundated through media with news of suffering that it’s easy to begin to tune it out.

But don’t forget, people who suffer are real people. And in Jesus Christ, we have a real solution for them. So pray and ask God to show you where you can help relieve suffering in the world.

 

 

WITH SO MUCH PAIN IN OUR WORLD TODAY, LOOK FOR WAYS YOU CAN HELP ALLEVIATE THE SUFFERING OF OTHERS.

 

 

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Be strong and of good courage! For the Lord Your God Is With You

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Be strong and of good courage! For the Lord Your God Is With You

 

 

Joshua 1:9

 

 

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Has the Lord asked you to do something that is bigger than you? Are you facing something and you just don’t think you can do it? Be encouraged by this scripture today and be strong and of good courage…God is with you wherever you go!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

When God Moves

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When God moves

 

The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going – John 3:8 (NIV)

March is the windy month. And when I see the evidence of the wind in the bending trees and rippling lake water, I’m reminded of the example Jesus used in John 3:8 to describe God’s movement in a person’s life. He said, “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going” (NIV).

Have you ever prayed for the Wind to blow? “God, would You please move in this situation? Do something! Make Yourself known!” And have you assumed that His movement would be wrapped in glory and blessing? That if only God would move in your family, in your marriage, in your church, in your community, in your own life, something dramatic would happen, and things would get better?

Hosea was an Old Testament prophet who also longed to experience the movement of God in his life and in his country. But in his wisdom, he knew that the movement of God is not always pleasant. In fact, it can be painful.

 

 

Read Hosea 6:1-3

 

 

I. GOD’S MOVEMENT IS PAINFUL
Hosea 6:1

Give the two phrases in verse 1 that indicate God’s movement is sometimes painful.

Give the two phrases in verse 1 that indicate God cares for those He wounds.

How is the movement of God described in John 15:1-2? If a plant had feelings, do you think pruning would hurt?

How is God pruning you? What has He “cut you back” from doing? Or saying? Where has He cut you back from going?

What word is used to describe the painful movement of God in Hebrews 12:10-11?

What are at least three things the pain produces, according to Hebrews?

Do you think there is any way to achieve these three things without pain?

What are two things Jesus teaches us by His own example in Hebrews 5:8?

How does Peter answer those who say God’s will is for us to be happy, healthy, prosperous and problem free? List phrases from 1 Peter 1:6, 4:19 and 5:1.

How does Peter also refer to God’s care for the wounded? See 1 Peter 5:10.

What painful experience are you now going through? Could it be evidence of the Wind?

 

 

II. GOD’S MOVEMENT IS PROGRESSIVE
Hosea 6:2

What phrase in verse 2 implies that God may not do everything all at once, but that His movement may be progressive?

Describe how this progressive movement is confirmed in Genesis 1:1-31 and 2:1-2, Exodus 14:13-14 and 19-22, Joshua 6:1-5, Hebrews 11:30, 1 Kings 17:17-24 and 18:41-45, Psalm 27:13-14, Mark 8:22-25 and Luke 9:22.

Read God’s promises in these verses: Genesis 12:1-2, 13:15-16 and 15:1-6. Then read Genesis 16:1-4 and Genesis 16:15-16 and describe how Abraham tried to “help” God out when God’s movement seemed too slow.

What were the results of Abraham’s effort to rush God? Read Genesis 21:8-14.

Read Genesis 27:1-45. Describe how Jacob and Rebekah tried to help God out. What were the results?

What counsel does the Bible give to those who are tempted to help God out? See James 5:7, 2 Peter 3:9, Genesis 27:1-45 (Rebekah and Jacob deceiving Isaac), and Psalm 40:1-3 and 27:13-14.

Instead of rushing God or helping Him out, would you give Him time to move?

 

 

III. GOD’S MOVEMENT IS PURPOSEFUL
Hosea 6:2-3

What three words reveal the purposes for God’s movement in verse 2? List the phrases that include these words.

Write out the dictionary definition for each of these words.

How are these purposes confirmed in Psalm 80:16-19?

What additional purpose is mentioned in Psalm 85:6?

Is it possible that you are spiritually dry and lack joy because you have been resisting God’s purpose when it involves pain and patience?

 

 

IV. GOD’S MOVEMENT IS POWERFUL
Hosea 6:3

Read Hosea 6:3. Give characteristics of the sun’s rise each day that illustrate the movement of God.

Describe these same characteristics in Exodus 16:4 and Luke 9:10-17.

What general transformation do spring rains bring about? See Leviticus 26:4.

How is the movement of God similar to the rain? Read Isaiah 55:10-11, John 10:10 and Galatians 5:22-23.

Have you misunderstood the quietness of God’s power and thought He was inactive?

What example does Paul use to describe the powerful movement of God in our lives? See Ephesians 1:19-21.

Describe a time in your life when you have experienced the powerful movement of God.

As you view your life, or that of your loved one or your friend …

As you view your church, or this nation, or this world …

Ask God to give you eyes to see the Wind.

It’s blowing!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Let us unite under the name of Christ and find fresh unity among all believers

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Let us unite under the name of Christ and find fresh unity among all believers

 

 

 

 

Deep connection

 

 

 

 

2 Corinthians 2:5

“I am not overstating it when I say that the man who caused all the trouble hurt all of you more than he hurt me.”
NLT

The church of Jesus Christ is a family. In fact, I would say it can be an even deeper relationship than those found in a family. As believers, we weep together over heartaches, rejoice together in victories and share our lives with each other. This is not odd; this is the way God intended it to be.

Romans 12:5 “so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” NLT

If I was to cut my hand and you began to bleed, we would know there was a deep connection between us. In the church, we all are connected. When something good happens to you, I will be there to rejoice with you. Unfortunately, there are Christians who would rather pout over the blessing of another believer than to experience the joy of celebration with them. That person is missing out on one of the many joys of the church. Today, look for ways to connect with other believers. If they are struggling, then be there with them. If they are excited, then cheer them on as they seek Christ. Let’s unite under the name of Christ and find fresh unity among all believers.

 

 

 

Life Lesson: When part of the body is hurt, we all feel their pain. When part of the body is attacked, we all stand with them.

Dear God,
Thank You for Your church and the fellowship of believers. Help us all to remain united and not to allow petty issues to cause division. Give me a heart that rejoices with others and is willing to mourn with them as well. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Jesus came to serve! So Should We

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Jesus Came to Serve! SO Should We!

Don’t focus so much on what you love to do that you neglect what needs to be done. A 3:00 AM diaper change fits in very few sweet spots! Visiting your sick neighbour might not come naturally to you. Still, the sick need to be encouraged, garages need sweeping, and diapers need changing.

The world needs servants. People like Jesus, who “did not come to be served, but to serve.” Jesus chose remote Nazareth over center-stage Jerusalem, his dad’s carpentry shop over a marble-columned palace, and three decades of anonymity over a life of popularity. Jesus selected prayer over sleep, the wilderness over the Jordan.

I’d have gone with angels. I’d have built my apostle team out of Gabriel and Michael. Not Jesus. He picked people! When they feared the storm, he stilled it.
When they had no food for the multitude, he provided it.

Jesus came to serve! So should we.

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

God is present everywhere

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God is present everywhere

Never alone

“No, I will not abandon you as orphans – I will come to you.” (John 14:P18)

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“I feel so alone,” Bev said, “with my husband gone and all my children married. Sometimes I can hardly bear the pain, the anguish. At times it’s as though I am about to suffocate—I am so lonely!”

Bev was in her late 70s. Her husband was dead, and her other family members were involved in their own careers and activities. Though they loved her, they were so busy they seldom saw her to express that love.

I shared with her the good news of the one who loved her so much that He died on the cross for her and paid the penalty for her sins, the one who promised never to leave her once He came.

There in the loneliness of her living room, she bowed with me in prayer and invited the risen living Christ to take up residence in her life, to forgive her, to make her a child of God. When she lifted her face, her cheeks were moist with tears and her heart was made new with joy.

“I feel so different,” she said. “Already I feel enveloped with the sense of God’s presence. His love and His peace.”

As the months passed, it became increasingly evident that she was not alone. He who was with her had been faithful to His promise never to leave her.

Do you feel deserted, alone, rejected? Do you have problems with you family, work, school or health? Whatever may be your need, Jesus is waiting to make His presence real to you.

Your View of God Really Matters …

Do you want to more fully experience His presence? Confess all known sin. Obey His commands. Meditate on His Word. And talk with Him about everything as you go through your day.

What More Does God Say?

Psalm 68:3-6

Because God is ever-present, He is always with me.

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

The Look of Jesus

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The Look of Jesus

 

While [Peter] was still speaking, the rooster crowed. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. . . . So Peter went out and wept bitterly.

Luke 22:60-62, NKJV

The night Jesus was betrayed, a man stepped up to Peter in the courtyard of the temple compound and challenged him: “Didn’t I see you with [Jesus] in the olive grove?” (John 18:26, NIV). All the tension and anger of the past hours exploded in Peter and tumbled out in a stream of curses as he insisted, “I don’t know the man!” Yet as he spoke, he heard the unmistakable sound of a rooster crowing in the distance. At that very moment, a commotion in the breezeway got everyone’s attention. With the denial still burning his lips, Peter looked into the eyes of Jesus!

The look of Jesus was like a flaming fire, burning away Peter’s hypocrisy and sin. Then as the entourage around Jesus roughly pushed and shoved Him forward, the moment passed. Peter, shaken to the core of his being, went out into the night, where he “wept bitterly,” sobbing out his confession to God.

Three days later, Peter knew his sin had been forgiven when he met the risen Christ. Do you have the uneasy feeling that Jesus is “looking” at you? Is your heart burning with shame and guilt? Don’t shed tears, shed your pride and come to Him for cleansing and restoration.

Blessings

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Beware! Nobody knows the exact time or day of the coming of the Lord

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Beware! Nobody knows the exact time or day of the coming of the Lord

Living Aware

…I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art
dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are
ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast,
and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee
as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee
Revelation 3:1b-3

The church of Sardis says they are alive, but they are dead. They have
an outward form and a profession, but that is all they have. There is
no power. There is nothing real about it whatsoever. This is a church that has moved from what God wanted it be and has become just a church
of forms, customs, show, and religion.

Nobody knows the exact time or day of the coming of the Lord. But note
that here He says that they wouldn’t even know what season or hour it
was. In other words, this church has moved so far away from any
revelation or understanding of the Spirit that they don’t even know
that it is the last days and that the return of the Lord is nigh. They
are just moving through their days, totally blind to all spiritual
truth and understanding.

Prayer for Today

Father,
I open my eyes and my heart to listen, to watch for Your ways. Thank
You for the faithfulness of those who bring me Your truth. I hear and
hold fast to You. In Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

God Will Always lead Us To A Place of Peace and Provision

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God Will Always lead Us To A Place of Peace and Provision.

 

 

 

Proverbs 5:21,23 “For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He ponders all his paths. He shall die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.”
You might be feeling that God has forgotten you or that He is too busy to have time for your problems. The truth is that you are constantly in God’s thoughts and that He has not forgotten about you.

Take time to re-focus and read His word diligently. You will find that He has got all the answers to every challenge you may be facing. You just need to do exactly what He is telling you and not try and follow your own plans. It may seem a little strange but have faith in God and know that He will always lead you to a place of peace and provision.

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

The God Of This Very Moment

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The God Of This Very Moment

John 11:21-27 says:

 

 

“Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know, that even now, whatsoever Thou wilt ask of God, God will give it Thee. Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto Him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that Thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.”

Many of us are like Martha. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, but we believe that much of what He says to us is for the future and not for now. We believe things will come to pass someday, but not necessarily today. Jesus wanted her to see Him as the Christ of the now, the Christ that had freed her, the Christ that had resurrection power, and the Christ that was willing to move on her behalf in that very moment.

Today let’s not just think about Jesus as the Christ of tomorrow or the Christ of the catching away when we are taken in the rapture, but let’s realize He is the Christ of our now, right now. Where we are in this moment, He is the Christ, and He wants us to know Him as that today.

He is the Christ of your now!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

May the Lord grant us an understanding of Him and the wisdom to pass it on

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May the Lord grant us an understanding of Him and the wisdom to pass it on

 

 

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READ: Deuteronomy 6:1-9

You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. —Deuteronomy 6:7

In my family scrapbook is a picture of my daughter at age 4 working next to me, using a toy hammer to repair the siding on the house. Side by side we worked that day; she imitated my every action, absolutely convinced that she too was fixing the house. Rarely have I enjoyed a chore more. In the picture, it’s obvious that she’s enjoying it too.

That photo reminds me that our children mimic most of what they see in us—words and deeds. They also form their images of God from the images they have of us as parents. If we’re stern and unmerciful, they’re likely to see God that way too. If we’re distant and cold, so God will seem to them as well. It is one of our most important duties as parents to help our children see God clearly, especially the unconditional nature of His love.

I can imagine the family scrapbook of my relationship with God having a similar picture. I’m learning from Him how to live life, how to love, and how to make it a permanent part of my being. He then teaches me how to teach others (Deut. 6:1-7).

May the Lord grant us an understanding of Him and the wisdom to pass it on. —Randy Kilgore

We must teach our children clearly
What is right and what is wrong;
Live before them an example—
Godly, righteous, pure, and strong. —Fitzhugh

 

 

To teach your children well, let God teach you.

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

The Sabbath is not a day, but rather a relationship with God through Jesus. Rest in His love and let Him use you today

The Sabbath Rest

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The Sabbath is not a day, but rather a relationship with God through Jesus. Rest in His love and let Him use you today.

 

 

John 5:16, “And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him because he had done these things on the sabbath day.”

 

 

JOHN 5:16-27

The Sabbath was first mentioned in Scripture in Exodus 16, when the Lord started miraculously providing the children of Israel with manna in the wilderness. The Israelites were commanded to gather twice as much manna on the sixth day because God would not provide any on the seventh day. Shortly after this, the Lord commanded the observance of the Sabbath day in the ten commandments that were communicated to Moses on Mt. Sinai on the two tablets of stone (Ex. 20:8-11). In this command, God connected this Sabbath day with the rest that He took on the seventh day of creation.

As revealed in Colossians 2:16-17, the Sabbath was symbolic. According to Exodus 23:12, one of the purposes of the Sabbath was to give man and his animals one day of physical rest each week. Today’s medical science has proven that our bodies need at least one day of rest each week to function at our peak. Deuteronomy 5:15, also clearly states that the Sabbath was to serve as a reminder to the Jews that they had been slaves in Egypt and were delivered from bondage, not by their own efforts, but by the supernatural power of God. However, in the New Testament, there is an even clearer purpose of the Sabbath stated. In Colossians 2:16-17, Paul reveals that the Sabbath was only a shadow of things to come and is now fulfilled in Christ. Hebrews 4:1-11, talks about a Sabbath rest that is available to, but not necessarily functional in, all New Testament believers. This New Testament Sabbath rest is simply a relationship with God in which we have ceased from doing things by our own efforts and are letting God work through us (Gal. 2:20; Heb. 4:10).

The Sabbath is not a day, but rather a relationship with God through Jesus. Rest in His love and let Him use you today.

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

RCCG May 2012 Holy Ghost Service – Operating under the Divine Favour. Sermon By Pastor E. A Adeboye

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RCCG May 2012 Holy Ghost Service – Operating under the Divine Favour By Pastor E. A Adeboye

 

 

 

Bless His holy name, let’s give Him all glory, let’s give Him all honors, let’s give Him all adoration.

 

 

He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be adored, bless Him, magnify His holy name, He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords, He is the I am that I am, He is the Ancient of days, He is worthy to be praised.

Give Him glory, give Him honor, give Him adoration, worship Him, there is no one like Him, bless His holy name.

 

 

Thank you, thank you almighty God for what you are doing, you are worthy of our praise, you are worthy of our adoration, we just want you to know we love you, we appreciate you oh Lord, may your name forever be glorified.

 

 

Thank you Daddy, thank you Ancient of days, thank you Alpha and Omega, thank you the Beginning and the Ending.

 

 

Thank you God the Father, thank you God the Son, thank you God the Holy Spirit, we bless your name, thank you Lord… in Jesus mighty name we worship.

Let’s lift our voices to Him and say Father, please have mercy on me today and hear my cry. Let’s talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Lift your voices to Him and say Father, show favor to all workers all over the world. Let’s talk to the Almighty God… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Lift your voice to Him and say Father, let this month be the beginning of months for me; the beginning of new things, beginning of joy, beginning of success, the beginning of victory, from this moment onward let everything be new to me, gloriously new, wonderfully new, powerfully new, miraculously new, powerfully new, divinely new… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

 

I want you to join hands with your neighbor and pray for your neighbor.

Now and say Father, this your child that I am holding; do him good this month… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

 

Glory be to God in the highest amen 2ce

For his mercy endures forever amen 2ce

Halleluiah!

Glory be to God in the highest amen,

For his mercy endures forever amen

Halleluiah!

 

 

Eternal Rock of ages we bless your name, God of mercy, God of favor, God of help, the Help of the helpless, the Husband of the widow, the Father of the fatherless, glory be to your holy name.

 

 

Thank you for January, thank you for February, thank you for March, thank you for April, and thank you now for May.

Accept our worship in Jesus name.

Almighty God, King of kings and Lord of lords, the Unchangeable changer glory be to your holy name. Tonight in a very special way show us favor oh Lord!

Do much more than we dare expect in Jesus name. Every one of your children here; give them a divine touch in Jesus name, by the time this night is over; let your name be glorify again.

 

 

Father once again we are calling you for all your children who are trusting you for the fruit of the womb, please Lord wipe away all their tears in Jesus name, before this year is over let bareness become a stranger to all of us in Jesus name, thank you my father and my God in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Let somebody shout halleluiah!

 

 

Now those of you, who are born in the month of May, please stand. Let us pray, father I want to thank you for your children born in the fifth month of the year; in the month of grace, I thank you for their lives, I thank you for all you have done for them thus far, on their behalf, accept our thanks in Jesus name.

 

 

Now, I am committing all of them into your hands, special grace, abundant grace, exceeding grace release to them in Jesus name. In their new year, father let them enjoy grace more than ever before in Jesus name.

 

 

In every areas of their lives Father be gracious unto them in Jesus name and the grace to serve you like never before release to them in Jesus name. Give them a new beginning; a new beginning of joy, a new beginning of success, a new beginning of promotion and just let it be well with them.

In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. (Amen)

 

 

If you are born in May shout another halleluiah!

By the grace of God in June we will have a very special Holy Ghost service and we will be discussing THE SECRET OF ANSWERED PRAYERS.

 

 

That tells you that’s one Holy Ghost service, you must not miss at all. You need to come and learn the secrets of answered prayers and then the Saturday following that one by the grace of God, all over the world; all our children will go out for evangelism.

 

 

Every one of us will go out as we leave here; to go and win souls for the Almighty God and you will see what God will do for you in return in Jesus name.

 

 

Let’s open our Bibles to Psalm 102 v 13 Thou shall arise and have mercy on Zion (you can put your name there) for the time to favor her yea, the said time is come.

If you receive that let me hear you say amen loud and clear.

 

 

Tonight we want to talk about OPERATING UNDER DIVINE FAVOR.

The pastor who spoke before have done an extremely beautiful job. And I just want to add a little bit to what he had already said, from this text we discovered that when a man’s time of favor comes God will do two basic things; number one he will arise, number two; he will show mercy. Only those two basic things, thou will arise and show mercy for the time to favor her yea, the said time has come. When the time for favor comes, God does two basic things.

 

 

Number one he arises, now Psalm 68 v 1-3 says let God arise and his enemies will scatter. Now when we will say the enemies of God will scatter the question that comes to your mind immediately is; who are the enemies of God?

 

 

When you look at Act 9 v 1-5 you discovered that the enemies of God are the enemies of his children. There was a man called Saul of Tarsus he was persecuting Christians, he was throwing them to prison, he was killing them, he was doing all manners of evil against them and then one day he got permission from the leaders to go to Damascus, that if he should find any Christian there at all he will take them bound to Jerusalem so that they can be dealt with.

 

 

On the way the Lord met him and knocked him down from the Horse. Do you know those who are persecuting you are about to be knocked down. Then God spoke to him and Saul, Saul, why persecuted thou me? And then Saul said how can I be persecuting you, I don’t even know who you are.

 

 

Then God said it is me you are persecuting, when you are persecuting my children. You see those who are tormenting children of God they don’t know that they are in serious danger because they are actually fighting against God and when God arises his enemies will scatter.

 

 

So if I were you I will congratulate the man beside you and say your enemies are about to be scattered.

 

 

When you go through the Scriptures you will see several examples of what happen when God arose, for example if you read Exodus 3 v 7-8 it is when God arose for Israel that there deliverance from Egypt came, he said to Moses he said I have seen the afflictions of my children, I have seen what the Egyptians are doing unto them.

You see many at times, we think God does not see, but God is not blind, everything that is happening here on earth he is observing and when it is time in his infinite wisdom to arise, he will arise.

 

 

And I have a feeling that the time for him to arise is now. The time for him to arise is now, he is about to arise for me, he is about to arise for me, he is about to arise for his church, he is about to arise for Nigeria, he is about to arise for the world. If you believe that let me hear you say amen.

 

 

When you read Judges 15 v 1 -15 it tells you the story of Samson dealing with the Philistines and then the Philistines decide they were going to revenge and the children of Israel decided; let’s sacrifice Samson.

 

 

His relatives came to him they bound him and they handed him over to the Philistines.

 

 

I once preached a sermon on when God is silent. When they got Samson on the mountain top and they were bounding him, God didn’t say anything, when they were binding him; God kept quiet.

 

 

When they handed him over to the enemy; God didn’t say a word, until the enemies began to rejoice, thinking that now we got him, then God will arose. God will arise for somebody here today.

 

 

And when God arose suddenly all the ropes bounding Samson, the bible say it was burnt as if it touched fire and somehow he landed where there was a jaw bone of an ass already waiting. Do you know the weapon that God will use to deal with your enemies is within your reach right now?

 

 

And before we knew what was happening; one thousand of the enemies lay dead and the others fled. When you read 1 Samuel 17 v 1 -51 for forty days Goliath was terrorizing Israel; he was getting up in the morning terrorizing them, in the evening terrorizing them and God kept quiet.

 

 

But one day, God arose. And when God arose in the morning, by the night time the head of Goliath was already gone. Tonight in the name that is above every other names, the Goliath in your life is about to lose his head.

 

 

When you read Daniel 3 v 13 – 30 you will see the story there of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego when the king said they must bow down and worship his idol and they refused, God kept quiet.

 

 

When the king was boasting; I am going to deal with them, I am going to throw them into the fiery furnace, I am going to make the fire to burn seven times than normal, God kept quiet. When they were binding the three of them, God kept quiet.

 

 

When they were carrying them towards the fire, God kept quiet. But just before they landed in the fire, God arose!

 

 

Do you know that whatever problem followed you here tonight, will not follow you back home? Because the time for God to arise for you has come, if you believe that let me hear your halleluiah!

 

 

When you read Daniel 6 v 18- 28 you will see it there, that when the enemies of Daniel were holding their meetings plotting how they will destroy him, they said something, they said we know him; there is no way you can corrupt him, the only way you can get him, is to ask him not to pray, he will pray to his God.

 

 

You know the enemies had been saying that concerning many of you; they said the only thing you can get him not to do is not to go to the Holy Ghost night, he will go there to pray, so let’s wait till he goes, well God is watching and he is listening.

When they said let’s get him into the den of Lions, God didn’t say a word. When they threw him into the den of lion and they rolled the stone across the mouth so that he won’t be able to escape and God arose and suddenly Lions became like lambs.

Do you know all those things that have been frightening you very soon now, they will be toys in your hands?

 

 

Let me give you just one more example because the bible is full of what happens when God arose.

 

 

In Act 16 v 25- 34 the Bible tells us about what happened to Silas, you know before that they had already cast out a demon out of a girl, the people got angry they beat them, they threw them to prison and they told the jailer keep them save because by tomorrow morning we are going to kill them.

 

 

And then the Bible says at mid-night, Paul and Silas began to pray and they began to praise God. They were doing what we are doing tonight and suddenly God arose and when God arose, the earth began to shake and very soon there was an earth quake. And the prison doors were flung open, every man’s bound were loosed.

 

 

And the man, that they say should keep these people save so that they can kill them tomorrow; is the now the one who began to wash their wounds, who began to give them food.

 

 

I have good news for somebody here tonight, because your time of favor has come; your enemies will become your servants.

 

 

So number one, when the time of favor comes, God will arise.

Number two, he will show mercy.

 

 

I can go through the scriptures from the beginning to the end, to show you all those who received mercy from the Lord what were the outcome.

 

 

But the bible says something in Lamentation 3 v 22 – 23 he says it is of the mercies of the Lord that we are not consumed, thank God it is renewed every morning. But for the mercy of God how many of us will be alive today?

 

 

If God has not been merciful unto us; many of us were born into a family where the father probably had six or seven wives.

 

 

And out of the six or seven wives maybe five of them are witches and maybe your mummy alone is the only who didn’t know anything at all and yet the Almighty God preserved your life.

 

 

How many people are in that category? Let me hear you shout halleluiah!

It is of the mercy of the Lord that we are not consumed and because of that mercy that is why you are going to get your breakthrough tonight. Because when you read Mark 1 v 40 -45 the Bible tells us the story of a leper who came to Jesus Christ and said I know you can make me clean if you are willing.

 

 

In order words I know you have the power, but I am not even sure I qualify for a miracle, the Bible says Jesus Christ did something very great, he touched the leper.

And the Bible says you must not touch a leper, because if you touched a leper you yourself will become unclean. But the one, who made the law, broke the law. Why?

Because they said he was moved by compassion. Mercy moved Him. Tonight every law that is against you shall be broken because God will show you mercy in Jesus name.

 

 

In Romans 9 v 15 – 16 the Bible says God said I will be merciful on whom I will be merciful (and am sure I am the one He is talking to now)…

 

 

I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. It is therefore not of him

that runeth, nor of him that willeth but of God that showeth mercy.

Nobody succeeds in this world except God had mercy on him and he will have mercy on you tonight in Jesus name.

 

 

I am going to take just one case study to show you things that will happen when a man is operating under divine favor.

 

 

And the example I am going to use is Joseph, there are several things I can tell you about Joseph.

 

 

In fact I wrote a whole book on him, on the faithfulness of God (if you want you can go to CRM bookshop and you get the book) it is a whole book, but tonight am not going to go over a whole book, I am going to mention seven things that will happen to somebody who is operating under divine favor.

 

 

Number one: You cannot kill a man operating under divine favor, nobody can kill him. Genesis 37 v 19- 20 the bible says when the brothers of Joseph saw him coming, what was it they said? behold the dreamer comes, let us kill him.

 

 

They said let us kill him, I mean ten big men decided that the time has come for a young boy to be killed but they forgot something, they forgot that this man was operating under divine favor.

 

 

I want to assure every one of you here tonight, you will not die before your date. How do I know? Because Deuteronomy 32 v 39 the Almighty God said I am God and there is no one else, he said I am the only one who can kill, and I am the only one who can make alive.

 

 

And he said there is no man who can deliver out of my hand, in other words no one can kill. Nobody can kill anybody God does not kill and I can assure you; God is not going to kill you at all.

 

 

So when God arises when there are enemies who have made up their minds that they want to kill you and then God arises what will happen? Deuteronomy 28 v 27 And God will cause the enemies that rise against you to be smitten before your face.

Do you know what that one means? you are standing still, enemies arose against you and while you are watching you just see the enemies collapsing. You don’t have to do anything all! God will cause the enemies that rise up against you to be smitten before your face, he said when they come against you in one way they will flee seven ways.

 

 

When God arises for you nobody can kill you, the Bible say in Isaiah 54 v 17 he says no weapon fashioned against you shall prosper. If God arises for you, every weapon of the enemies will be neutralized.

 

 

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, he said all you have left is faith in God, he asked me to tell you that will be enough.

 

 

Daddy said there is someone here tonight, he said the doctors are confused about your case he asked me to tell you I will heal you all the same.

 

 

Isaiah 41 v 10 – 13 God says I will help you, he said I will hold you by the right hand and I will help you. He said those who are incensed against you, will be as nothing, he said you will look for them, you won’t even find them.

 

 

When God arises for you, those who says they want to kill you, they will scatter and that is going to happen tonight in Jesus name:

 

 

Number two, when a man is operating under divine favor, not only can you not kill him, you cannot kill his dreams. There are several people who just like Joseph had some very big dreams. Big dreams! In Genesis 37 v 5 -11 Joseph had a dream.

Then he told his brothers, even an idiot could interpret the dream; this little boy said the dream I had is that all you my brothers you are going to bow down before me.

And the brother said, “You! We will see”. Then he had another dream, again he dreamt, and this time he said not even just the brother; my father and my mother they too they are going to be bowing down, so they said “alright we will see”.

When they saw him coming they say we will kill him and when he dies his dreams will die with him.

 

 

Many of us when we are young we have wonderful dreams, some of us by now as we are getting old, we begin to wonder what is going to happen to those dreams. I have good assurance for you, if you are operating under divine favor; those dream as big as they were they will come to past.

 

 

Because In Genesis 50 v 15 – 21 those brothers, the same brothers, who wanted to kill Joseph and kill his dreams, came, fell down before him and they say we will be your servant.

 

 

Am assuring someone here tonight, all those who have ganged up against you who say they must destroy your dreams; very soon they will come and bow down before you, why? Because when a man is operating under divine favor, God arises for him.

The Lord said there is someone here again tonight, who is asking the question again and again, when will the battle be over? The Lord asked me to tell you very soon.

Psalm 33 v 10-11 the Bible says that the Lord bring the counsel of the hidden to nothing, he makes the devices of the people of none effect but the counsel of the Lord shall stand forever.

 

 

So it doesn’t matter what they planned against you, it doesn’t matter their evil imagination, as long as God is on your side the original plan of God for your life shall be fulfilled in Jesus name.

 

 

I have told you this story before, but I will say it because of those who are listening all over the world who had never heard it.

 

 

In 1951 in my little village but it’s no longer little glory be to God. It was a small village, in those days only two Lorries come to town per day, one is Austin the other is Bedford and you can tell by the sound they make.

 

 

At that time I can tell you the total number of people with pairs of shoe in the whole village; they were very few, I know the headmaster had one, the king had one, the catholic priest had one and some other people so you don’t get the number.

And so the Anglican bishop from Ibadan came to visit our village and we in the primary school we lined up to receive him, the village hunters didn’t go to the farm, they were firing their deign guns to give the Bishop gun salute. And he drove in a very new black car.

 

 

Remember, only two Lorries come to the village, here comes a car. He was wearing the robe of a bishop, beautiful robe and when he was coming out of his car, I looked at his shoes, oh God! It was shining beautiful, I have never seen anything like that before, my mouth was wide open, and then when it was time for him to go, every farmer were giving him gifts; chicken, yams, eggs.

 

 

When I got home that day, I told my mother, I said mama; I am going to be a bishop.

That was 1951, then I grew up, went to school and dropped out of church for years, I didn’t even go to church at all talk less of Bishop.

 

 

But as God will have it somewhere along the line, He met me, He saved my soul, one way or the other He promoted me and I became General Overseer.

Then in 1981 I was visiting my village as General Overseer, and they arranged for the school children to line up the route, the hunters were firing their guns, I drove in a brand new car and as I was about to come down from the car I looked at my shoes.

 

 

Let somebody shout halleluiah!

 

 

Thirty years after I had the dream it came to past, your dream too, everyone of them shall come to past in Jesus name.

 

 

Number three, when you are operating under divine favor, at home you will shine. According to Genesis 37v3 among all the children of his father, Joseph was special, what made him special?

 

 

They said he was the son of the old age, but that is the excuse. He was special because God made him special. Tell your neighbor, you may not know it but I am special to God.

 

 

So his father made him a coat of many colors, Isaiah 60 v 1-2 he said arise and shine, why? For your light is come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you, it is not anything particular, that made Joseph special, it is the glory of God upon his life.

In 1 Samuel 16 v 11 – 13 when God wanted to pick a king in the house of Jesse, he picked David, David shone among his brethren.

 

 

The Lord says I should tell a particular girl, he said because I reserve till the last, he said your celebration will be superior to those who have gone before you.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said very soon you will know the meaning of all things work together for good to them that love God.

 

 

The Lord says there is someone here tonight; he said you have been relegated to the back seat, he said I will bring you to the front row.

 

 

In 1 Samuel 16 v 15-18 you will discover that when an evil spirit began to trouble king Saul, and his servant told him, ‘sir you need a musician to play so that this evil forces will leave you alone’ and he said ‘okay, get me someone’.

 

 

They said ‘we know one man who was an extremely good musician and he was a valiant man of valor’ they were talking about David. Even at home he was already shinning.

 

 

And in the name that is above every other name, from now on you too will begin to shine at home.

 

 

Number four, when you are operating under divine favor even in strange land, he will shine. When Joseph got to Egypt in Genesis 39 v 1 -6 the Bible says almost immediately he arrived in Potiphar house he began to shine, Potiphar just took a look at him and saw the way things were going and said I hand over everything to you.

How do you hand over everything to a prisoner? a prisoner that you have just bought , a prisoner that you don’t know anything about. But because God was arising for him abroad he was shinning.

 

 

The Bible says in Psalm 121 v 8 God says I will keep your coming and your going out. In other words, it doesn’t matter where you go, you will still shine there.

In Daniel 1 v 8-20 the Bible tells us when Shedrack, Meshach, Abednego and Daniel got to the foreign land where they were taken to slavery, the Almighty God showed them favor and by the time they finished their training they were ten times more better than other wise men. Abroad they shine!

 

 

In Genesis 24 v 1 – 14 Isaac was in a foreign land and there was farming in the Land and because he obeyed God, God made him to shine at the time that there was famine in the land; he prospered so much he became the envy of the entire nation.

I have good news for someone here tonight, very soon the whole nation will know about you.

 

 

I have told this story before, several years ago, when I was still a lecturer at the university of Lagos, there was this conference of applied mathematician in Canada and I happened to be one of the two people sent from Nigeria to go and represent us, and I felt very big because Nigeria is sending two people and they included me.

When we got there for the opening night, the man who was to make the opening remark (I think at that time I had published about 12 papers, it is your publication that they use in promoting you) but when they introduce the man who was going to do the opening talk they said he has published a hundred and fifty papers, I said what am I doing here?

 

 

Then he began to talk on what he called the mathematic of the rain. And I know two days later they were going to call me to stand before all these people to present my paper, what am I going to say in the presence of somebody who is talking about the mathematics of the rain?

 

 

I tell you a secret , I prayed hard; ” Almighty God when it’s my time to present my paper don’t let this man come”, But when the time came he was seating in the front row. Probably he came because I was so young, I am talking of 1976 or so, and I was afraid, because when somebody has finished preparing papers, others begin to ask him questions.

 

 

So it is not the presentation I am afraid of, it is how am going to answer their questions.

 

 

Then I presented my paper and everybody got up and they began to clap including that man!

 

 

I am prophesying to someone here today, anywhere you go, you will prosper.

Number five, when you are operating under divine favor, whatever he does prospers Genesis 39 v 2 the Bible says in Potiphar house Joseph was a prosperous man, then Genesis 39 v 21 – 23, even when Joseph landed in prison, again, God was with him and whatever he did prospered.

 

 

When a man is operating under divine favor, anything he touches will begin to succeed, he will begin to prosper.

 

 

Thank you father, the Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said that which was introduced into you while you were sleeping had been removed tonight.

Daddy says there is someone here tonight; he said the cause of your delay has been dealt with right now.

 

 

Jeremiah 17 v 7 -8, the Bible tells us that when a man put his trust in the Lord he will be like a tree planted by the river side he said whatsoever he does shall prosper.

Do you know that you can sell pure water and become a billionaire? If God is with you, anything you touch will prosper.

 

 

You can sell fire wood and become a billionaire, whatever he does shall prosper. In the name that is above every other name, your prosperity begins now.

 

 

Number six, when a man is operating under divine favor, his promotion is certain, there may be a delay like in Genesis 40 v 1 – 23 the Bible tells us that after Joseph interpreted the dreams to some people and he told the one that was going to be in the court of Pharaoh he said when you get back to your position please remember me, but the bible says the man just forgot him, for two years he forgot the one who had done him good, but that is because the time wasn’t right yet, when the time came, the one who has forgotten remembered.

 

 

There are many of us who are here tonight, we have done good to several people, but in our times of trial they have forgotten us.

 

 

They don’t even want to see us, they don’t want to help us at all, but I have good news for you; things are about to change.

 

 

 

 

All those who should help you, who have forgotten about you, tonight they will have a dream, God will send them a dream so that by the time they wake up they will be looking for you.

 

 

When a man is operating under divine favor, his promotion may be delayed but it will surely come to pass.

 

 

In Genesis 41 v 38-40, the Bible says finally they brought Joseph out of the prison, and Pharaoh said we can’t find another man as wise as this, the spirit of God is in him, therefore let put him in charge.

 

 

The Lord said there as you begin to pay your tithe fully he was so move you from not enough to more than enough.

 

 

Those who say that we will soon see his end shall wait in vain.

Thank you Lord, the Lord said there is someone here tonight, anytime it is your time they will say no more, he asked me to tell you; I will change all that now.

The Lord said there is someone here tonight; he said for the rest of the year, one success will follow another in quick succession for you.

 

 

Isaiah 75 v 6-7 tells us that promotion does not come from the east or from the west or from the south he said God is the judge, He raises one and pulls down another.

God the great promoter will bring your promotion speedily in Jesus name.

 

 

Like I told you before in 1 Samuel 2 v 7-8 when the Almighty God decides to promote you, he keeps on promoting, he can take you to any height, and he can take you to place you never dreamt possible. He just keeps on promoting, after all his arm is an everlasting hands.

 

 

If human being promotes you they can bring you down, if news paper promotes you one day they will turn against you the same people who are writing good thing about you today, with great joy they will write evil things about you. Because they know it is evil news that will sell their papers.

 

 

It is not they are wicked, it is just their job. But when God promotes, you he keeps promoting you forever.

 

 

And I have good news for somebody here; your promotion is beginning right now.

Am sure you will remember the story of one lecturer in one university, the Head of department said because he refused to join a secret society he said this fellow will never be promoted as long as he is the head of department.

 

 

This young man who gave his life to Jesus Christ mentioned the case and we cried to the Almighty God.

 

 

After all the Almighty God said if you have faith and you doubt not, you will say to this mountain, mountain be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea and it shall be so. If the Head of department decided to make himself a mountain, we tell mountain to move.

 

 

Every mountain blocking your way tonight shall move in Jesus name.

And suddenly there was a coup a new government came and the new government for one reason or other decides to remove all professors who were head of department at that time.

 

 

And the Head of department came. And the head of department said ‘I want to see the files of all those who are under me and they couldn’t find the file of this man.

The master has seen to it that the file was well hidden. They kept searching and finally they found the file and found out that there had been no recommendation for that man for more ten years.

 

 

No single recommendation, because they file was hidden and the new boos said there is only one way to compensate him and he gave him double promotion. Everything that had been denied you shall be returned seven folds in Jesus name.

Finally number seven: When a man is operating under divine favor, he will surely reach the top. There is no way you can keep down somebody who is operating under divine favor.

 

 

In Genesis 41 v 44 the bible said Pharaoh said to Joseph, I am Pharaoh and I am saying to you Joseph in the land of Egypt nobody will lift his hand or foot without your permission.

 

 

He said they must all obey me and I am saying I am taking the back seat, you rule, nobody will do anything without your permission.

 

 

Deuteronomy 28 v 13 when you are operating under divine favor, you will be head and not tail, you won’t stop until you reach the top and God is talking to someone here tonight.

 

 

In 1 Samuel 22 v 1 -2 even when David found himself in the cave of Adullam and al lot of vagabonds, people in distress people in need, people who had problems, gathered themselves together to him, he was still their captain, even in the cave he was captain.

 

 

Then later on in 2Samuel 2 v 4 in spite of everything that the enemies had done he was anointed again to be king of Judah, then in 2 Samuel 5 v 1 -3 finally everybody came and said listen you are to be king of Israel.

 

 

I say it one more time, that goal where God is taking you, you will reach there in Jesus name.

 

 

The Lord says by the time the sun rises tomorrow, it will bring you a new break through.

 

 

Daddy says there is someone here tonight; he said I will give you a taste of exceeding great joy.

 

 

Daddy says there is someone here tonight, he said when next you share your testimony people will say surely God is great.

 

 

By the time you get to Mark 10 v 46 -52 you hear Bartimeus saying something about Jesus, he says Jesus thou son of David.

 

 

Now the bible tells us that Jesus is the king of kings and yet the bible records for us that David is the father of king of kings, now that is absolute top.

He started asking among his brethren, he became captain over vagabonds in the cave of Adullam, then he became king over Judah, then he became king over Israel and then he kept on rising until he became father of the King of kings.

I have good news for somebody here today, in the name that is above every other names, I will see you at the top, because that is where I am going.

I am going to the top, anybody going to the top with me? I will see you there in Jesus name.

 

 

This is the reason why anybody who has any common sense at all will not want to offend God.

 

 

Because he is the only one who can give you divine favor, He is the only one who can make sure that nobody can kill you, He is the only one who can make sure nobody can kill your dreams, He is the only one who can make sure you shine at home, He is the only one who can make sure you shine abroad, He is the only one who can make sure that even if your promotion is delayed, it will still come to past.

He is the only one who can make sure you will finally reach the top.

That is why in Genesis 39 v 7 -9 when a woman the wife of Potiphar, tried to entice Joseph into committing sin, Joseph said no way.

 

 

The woman said nobody will know, I am the mistress of this house, my husband is away, whatever I say is final and when I ask everybody to clear out of the house, they will clear. So we will do this thing secretly nobody will know.

 

 

Joseph said I am not talking of your husband; I am talking of God, how can I do this thing and sin against God?

 

 

Your husband has done great thing for me, he has left everything in my hand, but he is only an instrument in the hand of God, I cannot dare offend God.

Many at times some people they think when they look right and they don’t see any one, they look left and they don’t see anyone and the door is locked. They think everything is okay; I can do whatever I like now. God is watching!

 

 

I am sure you heard the testimony of a member of the choir, not in our church but in another church. The pastor has agreed with her to go to a hotel and do all kind of things.

 

 

And they got to the hotel, they were about to enter the room, again the pastor looked round right and he looked left nobody knows us here, but as they were about to enter the room, the girl said to the pastor, we have looked right, we have looked left, she said but we didn’t look up. She said God is watching. That was how she escaped.

Do you know God is watching you? And it is good news that is why the enemy cannot reach you without him knowing. If He is watching you, that is why he can keep your going in and your coming out.

 

 

If he is watching you that is why he can monitor what you are doing so that he can make it to prosper. If he is watching you that is why he can make you to find favor anywhere you go.

 

 

But because he is watching, that is why you cannot afford to offend him, no matter well you locked the door, you can’t lock God out, he himself is the door, when he wants to come in he doesn’t need a key.

 

 

That is why people have asked me again and again, why do you keep on hammering on holiness? I said ‘I have seen a little in my few years in this world, I am seventy years old now.

 

 

I have seen people rise and fall, I have seen people promoted by God crashing to the ground. Becoming nothing, why? Because they offend God,

 

 

I can assure you of one thing, when I became born again and I was running up and down, winning soul, Doing one program after the other, some people says take it easy that is how they always start, very soon he will go down.

 

 

I told them then others may go down, this one is not going to go down. And I am telling you brethren you have not seen anything yet, I am going to go on higher and higher. Why because I have learnt the secret; as long as there is no quarrel between me and God the rest is easy.

 

 

Everybody can be against me if God is for me, I am more than conqueror, that is why I am appealing seriously to those of you who are here tonight. Because this is a very special night indeed, if you are still leaving in sin, it is time to repent, if you have not given your life to Jesus Christ before, come and do so tonight.

 

 

If you say you are a Christian and you are still living in sin; you are a backslider, come and give your life back to Jesus Christ. Holiness is the master key, you live holy, the rest is settled.

 

 

This is a very special night; a night of favor and the Almighty God will have divine favor on you if you repent.

 

 

Call on the Almighty God, ask him to be merciful unto you, ask him to forgive you your sins, ask him to save your soul and the rest of us lets stretch our hands to all these people and intercede for them, that God the savior will have mercy on each and every one of them, that God will forgive them and he will watch them clean in his blood.

 

 

Ask God to be merciful unto you, ask God to forgive you your sins ask God to put your name in the book of life so that you too can begin to enjoy divine favor … in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

 

My father and my God I want to thank you for all these people who have come forward tonight, thank you for your word, I thank you because you promise that whosoever will come unto you, you will in no wise cast out. These people have come to you now, please receive them in Jesus name.

 

 

Your blood that cleanses from all sins let that blood wash away their sins in Jesus name. Today as you save their souls write their name in the book of life in Jesus name. Beginning from now anytime they call on you, please answer them in Jesus name.

 

 

And let them begin to enjoy divine favor in Jesus name. Every backslider that has come back to you tonight, please restore full in Jesus name, and don’t let them ever go back to the world in Jesus name. Thank you Almighty God, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

 

Let someone shout halleluiah!

 

 

I want to rejoice with those of you who are in front here, I want to promise you one thing, by the special grace of God I will be praying for you, so I am going to need your name, your address and your prayer request. I promise you I will be praying for you.

 

 

The rest of us while we wait for our brother to be attended to, why don’t you thank God for the mercy of God that have kept you till this moment, if you know how many times the enemies have tried to kill you, if you know how many meetings that the enemies have held at night concerning you and God destroyed their plans, you will be grateful to God.

 

 

So go ahead, begin to praise God, begin to magnify his holy name, for being merciful to you, for his faithfulness, for his support, for loving me, for standing by me, for helping me, for supporting me… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

Prayers for the night:

 

 

1, Thank God, for his infinite mercy
2, Father, don’t let me ever annoy you again
3, Father, please arise for me: for my family, for your church and for my country.
4, Father, don’t let me die before my time.
5, Father, don’t let my dreams of greatness die; help me fulfill them
6, Father, let me shine at home, abroad, and everywhere.
7, Father, whatever i touch, please make it prosper.
8, Father, please accelerate my promotion now.
9, Father Take me to the very top soon
10, Father, let me forever operate under divine favor
11, Your Private request.

… in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.

 

 

The Lord will answer all your prayers, the grace never to offend God again, receive now in Jesus name. The Almighty God will arise for you, He will arise for your families, He will arise for his church, he will rise for your nations, and you will not die before your time.

 

 

All your dreams of greatness shall be fulfilled, you will shine at home, you will shine abroad, you will shine everywhere.

 

 

Whatever you touch will begin to prosper, God will accelerate your promotion. He will take you to the top. For the rest of your life, you will operate under divine favor it shall be well with you.

 

 

God will fulfill all your dreams, he will grant all your requests and your joy shall over flow, so shall it be in Jesus mighty name we have prayed. (Amen).

Let someone shout halleluiah!

 

 

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

 

God Gives The Power To Get Wealth.

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God Gives The Power To Get Wealth.

Deuteronomy 8:18 says:

 

“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.”

God has given us the power to get wealth. That power is found in obedience and faith. It is found in living righteously so that God can pour out His blessing upon us. It is found in us trusting Him in every area of our lives. It is found in us realizing that God is our source.

Paul said in Philippians 4:19, “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

God is your source. Never forget it as you become blessed. Never forget where your blessing came from. Never forget that it was God who gave you the favour, the wisdom, the counsel, and the direction to bring blessing to your life. Today, wholeheartedly thank Him, worship Him, and praise Him for all He has done and all He is about to break forth upon you.

Thank Him for the power!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Our Spiritual Inheritance

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Our Spiritual Inheritance

“Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for.” (Matthew 7:7)

God is Faithful!

Imagine for a moment that a distant relative has included you in his will. As part of the execution of that will, money is placed into a bank account for you, and you are notified of that fact. But you reason, “It can’t be true!” So you never bother to write a check against that account. Although you have the inheritance, you do not benefit from it because you lack the faith and willingness to claim it. How tragic!

As children of God, we must be aware of our spiritual inheritance and claim it by faith. Then we will experience the abundant spiritual riches God has for His children. This inheritance is both present and future.

I am told of a wealthy person who divided his inheritance into two parts for his children. He is giving them some of their inheritance now. For example, he helped his son start a business, and he helped his daughter purchase a condominium. They will receive additional money from time to time as they demonstrate that they can handle it well. But the bulk of their estate will come later.
In the same way, increasing spiritual maturity and faith release increasing measures of our spiritual riches. The riches begin the moment we become Christians, but the full riches of our relationship with God will be revealed in heaven.

Your View of God Really Matters …

God has devised the “faith method” for receiving His promises because it requires unwavering trust in Him. What one thing will you choose to trust Him for today?

What More Does God Say?

Luke 11:5-13

Because God is Faithful, I will trust Him to always keep His promises

 

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Bloom wherever God plants you

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Bloom wherever God plants you.

 

 

 

 

Acts 21:30

“And all the city was disturbed; and the people ran together, seized Paul, and dragged him out of the temple; and immediately the doors were shut.”
NKJV

Although the door never really opened to the Jewish people, Paul continuously ministered to them. There was, however, an open door for Paul to minister to the Gentiles. Sometimes in ministry, you may want to do one thing but God wants you to do something else. Maybe you have a heart for a particular country, region or a specific people group, but God wants you to ‘bloom right where you are planted’. Perhaps God has given you a heart to pray for missions in an area but hasn’t asked you to do it yourself. Paul supported the church at Jerusalem, but he was never really part of the church there. Look for open doors where you are. If there is an opportunity to join a ministry team in church, go for it! Maybe your heart is in Children’s Ministry or Youth Ministry, but the open door is in another area of ministry.

“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'” Matt 25:21 NKJV

Friend, go for the open door. Perhaps later, God will open the other door. It’s quite possible you are being tested whether you will be faithful in the small things.

 

 

Life Lesson: Bloom wherever God plants you.

Dear Father,
Thank You for giving me gifts that I can use to serve You and others. Please forgive me for times when I have not used them to serve. I ask You to show me the open door, even if it is not what I want, and give me the faith to go through it. I pray this in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!