Hold On Until Your Joy Comes ‘Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.’ Psalm 30:5 NKJV Pain is an inevitable part of life and growth; a beneficial part! Stop and consider some of its benefits: … Continue reading
Romans 2:7 Some people keep on doing good, and seek glory, honour, and immortal life; to them God will give eternal life.
Lord Jesus, help me to always be focused on the ultimate goal of making heaven. Amen. Let us Pray Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are … Continue reading
Be A Bible Reader. 60 Benefits From Reading Our Bible Daily. 1. It teaches us forgiveness. 2. It brings us joy. 3. It provides clarity to/about many things. 4. It opens our eyes to see. 5. It directs our steps. … Continue reading
TEXT: I Samuel 16 Vs. 1-13. Praise/Worship I have seen the Lord’s goodness. His mercies and compassion. I have seen the Lord’s goodness. Halleluyah praise the Lord. Oh Lord You have been so good. You are so good to me. … Continue reading
“Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; & as thy days, so shall thy strength be”( Deuteronomy 33:25). Praise The Great & Mighty God! CONGRATULATIONS! The end of the 21 days is come! One reality which many have not come … Continue reading
Text: Mark 10:46-52 Song. I can see everything, Turning around Turning around Turning around for my good Father we thank You for the precious gift of life and this day that You granted us the privilege partake of. Thank You … Continue reading
Psalms 48:8 We have heard what God has done, and now we have seen it in the city of our God, the Lord Almighty; he will keep the city safe for ever.
Psalms 61:1 Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer!
Joshua 22:34 The people of Reuben and Gad said, “This altar is a witness to all of us that the Lord is God.” And so they named it “Witness”.
“For we can do nothing against the TRUTH.” (2 Cor.13:8). Good morning beloved it’s the last week in February. Those who walk by sight follow facts while those who walk by FAITH follow the TRUTH. While facts are ephemeral, TRUTH … Continue reading
TAKE YOUR MOUNTAIN! Joshua 14:12-“Now therefore, give me this mountain, ….” INTRODUCTION Caleb, at 85, did not use his old age, friendship with Joshua or his long-standing leadership position, to obtain for himself, the choice portion of the land. Instead, … Continue reading
Mark 15:1 Early in the morning the chief priests met hurriedly with the elders, the teachers of the Law, and the whole Council, and made their plans. They put Jesus in chains, led him away, and handed him over to … Continue reading
‘We fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.’ 2 Corinthians 4:18 God hasn’t made prayer difficult or complicated, but really simple. The truth is, many of us pray more often than we know. And we have a more … Continue reading
“19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, & unto dust shalt thou return”(Gen. 3: 17-19). Praise Jesus Hallelujah! After … Continue reading
“Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He may … Continue reading
Mark 13:10 But before the end comes, the gospel must be preached to all peoples.
Philemon 1:3 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
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Psalms 149:1 Praise the Lord! Sing a new song to the Lord; praise him in the assembly of his faithful people!
Mark 12:43 He called his disciples together and said to them, “I tell you that this poor widow put more in the offering box than all the others.
Philippians 4:13 I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me.
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Psalms 64:10 All righteous people will rejoice because of what the Lord has done. They will find safety in him; all good people will praise him.
Lamentations 4:22 Zion has paid for her sin; the Lord will not keep us in exile any longer. But Edom, the Lord will punish you; he will expose your guilty deeds.
John 21:6 He said to them, “Throw your net out on the right side of the boat, and you will catch some.” So they threw the net out and could not pull it back in, because they had caught so … Continue reading
As Christians, let us always radiate the love of God Let us Pray. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. – 1 John 4:8 Children of God should never be identified with envy, hatred, pride, selfishness … Continue reading
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The Word Bomb 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the … Continue reading
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The Unlimited God Text: Luke 1:26-54 Songs We give you glory Lord As we honour you We give you glory Lord As we worship you You are wonderful, You are worthy oh Lord You are wonderful, You are worthy oh … Continue reading
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. Give thanks with a grateful heart Give thanks to the Holy One Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son Give thanks with a grateful heart Give thanks to the Holy One Give thanks because He’s given Jesus … Continue reading
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Sing: Heal me o Lord And I will be healed Save me And i will be saved For You are my praise For You are my praise Good morning Jesus Good morning Lord I know You come from Heaven above … Continue reading
Psalms 13:3 Look at me, O Lord my God, and answer me. Restore my strength; don’t let me die.
Mark 16:17 Believers will be given the power to perform miracles: they will drive out demons in my name; they will speak in strange tongues;
1 Kings 11:2 He married them even though the Lord had commanded the Israelites not to intermarry with these people, because they would cause the Israelites to give their loyalty to other gods.
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but whoever drinks the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring which will provide him with life-giving water and give him eternal life.”
Lord, you will always be proclaimed as God; all generations will remember you.
Celebrate the ever faithful God. Thank Him for what He has done and what we expect Him to do. Thank Him for the grace we are enjoying. Thank Him for His mercy that surrounds us. Thank you Lord for the privilege of knowing You as the Alpha and Omega. Ologojulo, Ololajulo, Onifejulo. The same yesterday today and forever. May Your Holy Name be continually praised forever and ever.
I pray this morning that everything we are thanking God for multiplies in our hands in Jesus Name, Amen!
Say Father please give me a turnaround encounter today in all areas of my life in Jesus Name.
Creation came in 6 days, man is a product of one day, anything can happen within one day, I decree that something great/spectacular is going to happen in all our lives today, this week, month and year in Jesus name.
We serve a merciful, compassionate and gracious God, God will rain His mercy over us all in Jesus name. He will continually make us vessels of His mercy in Jesus Name. Thank You Lord, for in Jesus Mighty name we pray.
TEXT: Romans 9:20-24
TITLE: VESSEL OF MERCY
v20 “But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?”
v21 Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honour and another for dishonour?
V22 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,
v23 and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the VESSELS OF MERCY, which He had prepared beforehand for glory,
v24 even us whom He called……..?
I pray that today we will all become vessels of God’s mercy in Jesus Name.
1) Mercy is one of the greatest attributes of God. Deut 4:31 For the Lord your God is a merciful God, He will not forsake you nor destroy you…..
2) Mercy is the mysterious deep love of God upon man. Romans 9:15-16 For He says to Moses, I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion. So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy.
3) Mercy is the opposite of anger. God should remember mercy in anger. Habb 2:3
4) Mercy is the greatest wealth of God. Psalm103:8 He’s merciful, gracious, plenteous in mercy. Both righteous and unrighteous will find food to eat, so also rain and sunshine come over their heads.
I pray that the mercy of God will locate us today in Jesus name. Amen!
WHO IS A VESSEL OF MERCY?
1) Vessel of mercy are those prepared for glory. They are specially chosen by God. You are not ordinary. You don’t have what everybody has. God chose Jacob before glory. He loved Jacob and hates Esau. Romans 9:13.
2) Vessel of mercy are made for honour. God has power to make one good and the other for evil. Romans 9:21 . It is mercy of God that brought David to be made a king instead of Saul. Mercy was withdrawn from Saul and was given to David. 1 Samuel 16:1 .
I pray the grace of God will find us and make us carriers /vessel of His mercy in Jesus Name. God will establish His mercy covenant with us. He will continually show us His mercy in Jesus Name.
3) Vessels of mercy are specially called. Romans 9:24 . God can call anybody and choose to use them. Acts 9:1-9, Mercy of God turned mission of Saul of destruction to mission of Evangelism.
I pray that in any way we have been misbehaving, God will show us His mercy and turn our hearts around and use us for His glory.
4) All vessels of mercy know that it is not their power but by God’s mercy. Gen 32:10 Jacob said he is not worthy of all the mercy he received from God. God prospered Jacob so great by His mercy and Jacob knew it is not by his power.
I pray that God will enlarge our coast. Our little one will become many in Jesus Name.
5) Vessel of God carry special wisdom. No wonder Jacob sent gifts ahead of him to appease his brother Esau after separation of over 20yrs. He humbled himself “bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother” Genesis 32:13-20, Genesis 33:3 . Vessels of mercy know how to deal with enemies, friends, colleagues, Landlord/landlady, their Pastors, Co-workers in His vineyard.
It is a great joy to be a vessel of mercy. I pray that we will not be vessels of wrath fitted for destruction in Jesus Name. He raised Pharaoh for destruction. That will never be our portion in Jesus Name. Saul the king, God took the kingdom from him and gave to David. Vessel of mercy always take good things from the vessels of wrath. We will not be vessels of wrath in Jesus name. Amen!
Let us thank God for His sustaining mercy over our lives and throughout the lockdown periods globally.
Say Oh Lord arise and have mercy on me and my family because the time to favour us, the set time is now in Jesus Name.
Say Oh Lord I decree and declare as for me and my family we will continually be vessels of Your mercy in Jesus Name.
Father by Your mercy, fill me and my family with the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord in Jesus Name.
Thank Him for answered prayers. Amen.
As you go out this morning and throughout this week, the presence of the Most High God will go with you. The Hand of the Lord for mercy, favour, peace and joy unspeakable will rest on you. This will be the best week you have ever seen in Jesus Name. Amen!
Please do have a great week ahead and go with God. Amen!
Please if you are married take this seriously.
If you are single, see this as one of your stages of preparedness.
The routine of love in marriage comes in different ways for different people, this could be based on background, mindset or even religion, but saying ‘I do’ means being ready to shift away from some certain mindsets and beliefs.
A lady came to me, talking about how she feels the husband is not loving her enough, by her enough, she meant, no regular/spicy sex life, no romantic surprise giving, no sit out together, no regular hugs/pegs, not a thight cuddle in bed, and even when she has tried to communicate this with him, it still hasn’t yielded a positive result.
The husband on the other hand feels he is loving her enough, he wakes up in the morning and they pray together, he gives her money for the day’s meal before leaving for work, he comes back home and eats with her, gist with her the way he can, say the night prayers together, sex can come in once in a while but not too regular and the routine continues.
So you see, two different people, coming together as One.
Please hear me here, accepting to marry a person, is accepting sacrifice and patience.
Accepting to marry a person is accepting to open yourself to learn new things and your willingness to try new ideas.
Accepting to marry a person is accepting to adjust into a new lifestyle away from what you are already used to, in other to fit better with your spouse.
If you grew up from a background where saying I love you is sacred, and you’re now married to a spouse who sings I love you as a song, please learn the chorus and join the choir.
If you are the type that believes that kissing during the day or cuddling and holding each other at night reduces the Holy Spirit in you, that is a lie from the pit of hell, the Holy Spirit enjoys fellowship, He enjoys the oneness of your bodies as much as He enjoys the oneness of our spirits.
If your mindset about sex and romance is still sin, Please you are married now, it is no longer a sin, it is no longer sin, it is no longer sin, have sex, learn to enjoy it and ask your partner the JAMB question “are you satisfied?”
Uncle don’t beat her hand out when she tries to touch your joystick down there. Aunty don’t beat his hand out when he tries to touch your breasts or stroke it.
See, you don’t give approval for your spouse to touch your body only when you are in the mood to zwiizwii.
I believe you are hearing me dear married?
We are not called to get used to a background that won’t help our marriage, the goal is to have a happy home.
Please tag your spouse, if you cannot tag, share the post.
He stops wars all over the world; He breaks bows, destroys spears, and sets shields on fire.
No, it is not Beelzebul, but God’s Spirit, who gives me the power to drive out demons, which proves that the Kingdom of God has already come upon you.
“ ‘Do not desire another man’s wife; do not desire his house, his land, his slaves, his cattle, his donkeys, or anything else that he owns.’
▪️ Financial dominion is the ability to totally conquer lack, poverty, financial hardships and its effects which are fear, insecurity, greed, self centeredness and unrighteousness.
▪️ The word prosperity comes from the word “prosper” and it means to do well.
▪️ Prosperity means to possess a means, ability or power to meet the needs of mankind.
▪️ Great men pursue knowledge, they do not wait for knowledge to come to them.
▪️ The best way to predict your future is to create it.
▪️ 5 Areas of Prosperity.
▪️ Spiritual Prosperity : It means to be born again, filled with the holy Spirit and understanding the laws of the kingdom.
▪️ Your spiritual prosperity comes before finance.
▪️ Mental Prosperity : It means when your will, emotion and intellectual are well developed and deployed to improve the quality of your life.
▪️ Wrong mindset is lack of mental prosperity.
▪️ Mental prosperity will bring you to a point where no religious or gender barrier can stop you.
▪️ Bodily prosperity : It means to be free from sickness, disease, infirmities, yokes and operations of darkness.
▪️ Learn to eat well, take water regularly and rest .
Relational Prosperity : It means having quality relationships that gives opportunities to express love, learn ,care, improve yourself and build a lasting legacy for a generation.
He raises the humble, but crushes the wicked to the ground.
So Jesus said to those who believed in him, “If you obey my teaching, you are really my disciples;
Righteous people speak wisdom, but the tongue that speaks evil will be stopped.
🔹Hunger is knowing God just as he knows you.
🔹 Hunger is a blessing (Matthew 5:6)
🔹God is the author of hunger but it is our responsibility to fuel the hunger .
🔹You keep being hungry by spending time with GOD on a daily basis .
🔹It is not every message you listen to, only a hungry person can make another person hungry.
🔹The ill of our generation is that you can know things you have not mastered or you can repeat things that you have not mastered because of social media and internet.
🔹 Hunger has proofs.
🔹Hunger brings actions.
🔹Hunger makes you last long in the place of prayers.
🔹Hunger is in levels.
🔹If you are not hungry,you do not mean anything to the plan of God.
🔹Hunger is the seed of greatness.
🔹 Hunger is what separate men.
🔹 Encounters are there to increase your hunger.
1) Wealth will help you to fulfill your assignment on earth.
2) It will enable you to help others
3) It will empower you to influence the world with Kingdom principles
4) Wealth is a defense.
5) Wealth will make you a pillar of support for others to depend on
6) The work of the gospel is best carried out on the wheels of wealth
7) wealth will give your children a great springboard to launch into life. Wealth is a form of anointing…
Deuteronomy 8: 18. Don’t be so heavenly minded that you become earthly useless. You were born for a purpose and among other forms of anointing that you need to fulfill your calling is the ‘anointing of wealth’. God expresses Himself in the realm of wealth. Let me ask you:
When you think about God, do you visualize a poor old man sitting on a broken wooden chair begging for alms?” No! You actually visualize God sitting on a throne of precious stones, surrounded by wealth, glory and power. Hence, God expresses Himself in wealth, glory and power. Hear this:
When Jesus came to this world, He came in the form of the fallen man – poor and defenseless BUT when He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, He had the expression of a King-full of glory, power and Honour. That’s an expression of wealth. “…though HE was rich, yet for your sake HE became poor, so that through HIS poverty you might become rich.”~ 2nd Corinthians 8:9 Mark the word: *”…though HE was RICH…”* Friends, Jesus was not poor, ‘He was rich’ but only chose to express himself through poverty which was the state of the FALLEN MAN. Upon restoration and redemption, the programme of poverty was terminated and man was restored back to the realm of wealth. Even you can live in this realm of wealth. Just believe then understand and implement kingdom principles. May God fill your heart with the wisdom you need to create wealth. May He open your eyes to the hidden treasures of darkness and unknown wealth of His Kingdom. May He cause you to prosper in business and ministry in the coming season in Jesus Name! Say these with me: “I am anointed with the Holy Spirit.” “I am anointed with Power.” “I am anointed with Wealth.” *Maranatha!
But they left and spread the news about Jesus all over that part of the country.
Once again my people will see the difference between what happens to the righteous and to the wicked, to the person who serves me and the one who does not.”
LET THE WORD OF GOD BE YOUR GUIDE
BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 PETER 1
23. For you have been born again [that is, reborn from above – spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose] not of seed which is perishable but [from that which is] imperishable and immortal, that is, through the living and everlasting Word of God.
“ALL FLESH IS LIKE GRASS,
AND ALL ITS GLORY LIKE THE FLOWER OF GRASS.
THE GRASS WITHERS
AND THE FLOWER FALLS OFF,
25. BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURES FOREVER.”
The constitution of any country is an embodiment of the fundamental regulations and principles according to which that country, state, and its people are supposed to abide. Every country has a constitution, and each country’s constitution is unique in its own way but generally they share the same objective, which is to make sure that there is stability, peace and prosperity in the nation. As born again Believers and disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are citizens of God’s Kingdom, and our Constitution is the Bible. The Bible is God’s instruction to us on how He wants us to live.
The Bible tells us in Genesis 1:1 that, in the beginning God [Elohim] created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth 🌍, and further down in Genesis 1:26 it says, Then God said, “Let Us [Father, Son, Holy Spirit] make man in Our image, according to Our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth 🌍.” 27. So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28. And God blessed them [granting them certain authority] and said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subjugate it [putting it under your power]; and rule over [dominate] the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.”
So, what does it really mean to be created in the image of God? If we think 🤔 about the reality of this from a physical point of view, does this mean that God and I have the same physical features? No, God is a Spirit and spirits are not made of flesh 🥩 and bones 🦴, according to Jesus in the Book of Luke 24:39. Being made in the image of God has a deeper meaning, and it suggests to us that God was in essence the pattern for the personhood of man. The image of God is Personhood, and personhood can only function in the context of relationships. The human is a living being capable of embodying God’s communicable attributes. In his rational life, he is like God in the sense that he can reason, has intellect, will, and emotion.
The Bible tells us that not only are we created in the image of God, but He has also commanded us to be fruitful. It means that every human being has intrinsic value. Every individual is valuable on their own, in their own right, for their own sake, without competing with or comparing themselves to another. Your intrinsic worth is not given to you by the State, it is not given to you by United Nations 🇺🇳, it is not given to you by any political entity or quantity, it is given to you by God Himself. It is an inalienable right given to you by God, which cannot be taken from you by anyone or anything.
We know that God is intentional and purposeful in everything that He does, therefore, we must seek to understand the reason for the intrinsic worth which He has so graciously bestowed us with.
As human beings living in this world 🌎, we have so many things to contend with and there are so many questions that require answers. Right from when we are young and little, we start asking questions, “what does this mean?” “What does that mean?” “Why does this mean that?” “Why does this person have that sickness?” “Why did that person die prematurely?” These questions haunt us and even our little ones sometimes ask their parents difficult questions for which they may not readily have answers. Everyone of us has question[s] and we struggle with many of these questions in the course of life as we try to bring coherence to everything that we believe. In all of this, the Bible teaches us that we must trust God and have Faith in Him.
The great evangelist, Billy Graham, wrote about a season where he wrestled with the truth of God’s Word. He had been traveling around the United States 🇺🇸 and the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 doing large youth rallies for an organization called Youth for Christ. One of the other regular speakers, Chuck Templeton, was on some of those trips with him and they became good friends. Chuck had begun seminary and had started to wrestle with the authority of God’s Word. He had come to believe that there were errors in the Bible that couldn’t be resolved and that the Bible was obsolete in parts. Chuck, even as a pastor, began to believe that the Bible could not be taken literally, and he confronted his friend Billy Graham with his questions.
Sometime later, the two men met at a camp meeting in Southern California where they had both traveled separately to speak. Chuck confronted him at the hotel where they both stayed and even openly taunted him with his questions about the authenticity of the Bible. Billy Graham wrestled with Chuck’s questions and eventually told the host of the camp meeting what he was going through, and that he felt to weary to fulfill his speaking engagement. The host gave Billy some incredible insights about the authority of God’s Word – good answers to the questions that Chuck had raised.
That evening, Billy Graham made his way down a mountain trail and laid his Bible on a tree stump. He cried out to God in prayer. “God I don’t understand everything about Your Word, and I don’t have answers to the questions that Chuck has raised, but I put my trust in Your Word, by Faith.” Tears 😭 poured down his cheeks and he sensed the presence of God overwhelm him in a way he hadn’t felt for months. The next morning, he fulfilled his obligation to preach at that camp meeting. He preached with a new authority, and hundreds of people made decisions to surrender to Jesus Christ at the service. As long as we live in this world 🌎, we will always have questions but even when we do not immediately have the answers to our questions, our faith must always be rooted in the integrity of The Almighty God, Who cannot lie, The Omniscient God, The Omnipotent God, The Omnipresent God with Whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
So, we have intrinsic worth because of the value that God has placed on us, but then we have to ask the question, “what is the purpose of the value He has placed on us?”
The Psalmist said in Psalm 8
3. When I consider Your Heavens, the works of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have established,
4. What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him?
5. Yet You have made him a little lower than God, and You have crowned him with glory and honor.
6. You made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet.
This glory and honor that our Creator has crowned upon us, it is that, that we have to think about. Our Heavenly Father knows a lot more about us than we know about ourselves, and He wants to reveal these things to us if we will only humble ourselves and yield to the Holy Spirit. The purpose of the intrinsic value that God has put in us, is so that we can reflect His splendor to the world 🌎. The Bible is our guide to help us stay focused and not lose sight of our purpose, which is to glorify Jesus.
This morning, I want to say to you that you can draw great confidence in the love of God, that you are not here by accident. You were not born into your family without a design. God knew you before you were formed in your mother’s womb and He has a particular vision for your life, which if you will truly receive and accept it, you will find that fulfillment. He has made you for a purpose and He will fulfill that purpose in you.
1. Father, we thank You for Your Word which You have given to guide us. May it always be a Lamp unto our feet and a Light unto our paths, in the Name of Jesus.
2. Father, help me to be an example of someone who knows what your Word says, who knows what You want me to do, and please help me to stay faithful to Your Word for my entire life.
3. Father, when negative thoughts come to my mind and cause doubt to enter into my heart, please help me to submit and yield completely to Your Word, by faith in the Name of Jesus.
4. Father, I know that in this life there will be seasons of success, failure, betrayal, persecution, disappointment etc, but all through these seasons, please let my Anchor be firmly rooted in Your unchanging Word.
God bless you Brethren. Have a great weekend 🙏
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Don’t let your flesh desire to be with somebody so badly beloved that you stop desiring God’s plans for your life.
The Bible said, “Let God be true and every man a liar,” we have to pump our breaks, real it back in, and talk sense into ourselves when we get so desperate to be with somebody that we stop being somebody. The devil is a liar!
Listen, you are not created to die when somebody’s role in your life is over. Expired relationships are a part of life, and necessary to keep our life on track with God’s plan.
When a season is over, you’re not over — their role in your life is over. This is your book, people don’t write your chapters, you and God do.
Get out of your feelings, pull out your pen, be somebody and start writing your next chapter. Your story didn’t end when they ended, your story started a new chapter.
GIVING THANKS ALWAYS
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
Thanks Thanks We give you thanks,
For all you have done, we are so blessed our souls have found rest oh Lord we give you thanks (2ce)
Father we thank you for another opportunity in your presence. We thank you for miracle of sleeping and waking up, we thank you for your faithfulness and love for us always. We thank you oh Lord for Loading us daily with benefits. We thank you oh Lord for deliverances known and unknown. We give you praise honor and adoration because we are connected to you. As we go into your word this morning enlighten our understanding and let all glory be ascribed to you and you alone.
In Jesus name we pray
Giving thanks is more than an expression of gratitude. We can say “thank you” to someone and not really mean it. Gratitude is more than words communicated; it is ultimately a mindset, a mentality. It is a keen awareness of our dependence upon GOD
It’s a concept some of us struggle with and resist, thinking God is telling us to be thankful “for” the difficulties. This makes us miss what He is really leading us to do, which is to be thankful despite the problems, to not let disappointments, failures, losses, and hurts keep us from being thankful to Him.
During wonderful and exciting times and tumultuous times, God asks us to focus on Him and His faithfulness to us, rather than on our circumstances; to dwell on His promise to never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), and to trust Him to help us in every situation we face in life.
How do we begin to give thanks in everything?
Thankfulness in everything comes through practicing being thankful to God for His presence, for life, peace, faithfulness, comfort, and more when facing challenges, rather than letting the difficulties be the focus of our thoughts, words, and prayers.
Being thankful in everything leads us to see God’s faithfulness in preserving our lives and helping us gain an understanding of how so many things that we held on to in the past aren’t really all that important in life. (All the assets that we held very closely to our hearts are after all of little or no benefit) it is only our relationship with God that is beneficial
Apostle Paul wrote, “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NASB95) And in Ephesians we read, “always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;” (Ephesians 5:20, NASB95).
Sometimes the storms come and we may find it difficult to give thanks. It may appear absurd to be thankful to God for a tragic death or undeserved loss of income, or the randomness of disease, but In the book of Thessalonians, Apostle Paul encourages us to be thankful to God “in” everything. .
As Apostle Paul also wrote, “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” (Colossians 3:17,
Most of all, being thankful changes our attitude and opens our eyes to see our world, our circumstances, and God’s love in new and beautiful ways. We must be thankful for the love of Jesus Christ and how His light in us leads us from the pits of despair to entering His courts with thanksgiving and praise.
We thank God for this day and pray that He gives us the grace to give Him thanks in all things
As we go about our business this morning may we see more of Him and less of us
May men see us and know that of a truth, we have been in God’s presence.
In Jesus’ precious name we pray, Amen
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Sing with me
We give you all the glory,
We give you honour
We give you all the glory
We give you honour.
Praise God, Hallelujah
Praise God, Amen
Praise God, Hallelujah
Praise God, Amen.
Let’s begin to appreciate God for sparing our lives to see yet another beautiful day in the land of the living.
Thank you Lord God in Jesus name we pray.
Brethren, you are welcome to today’s edition of Arise, Shine.
The topic is Open my eyes oh Lord.
Text is taken from *Genesis 21:15-19.*
15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.
17 And God heard the voice of the lad and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand for I will make him a great nation.
19 *And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.*
Hagar and her son, Ismael, having been sent out by Abraham at the insistence of Sarah became distressed.
Their provisions of bread and a bottle of water were spent, and Ishmael became sick.
He that used to be fully fed in Abraham’s house, where he waxed fat and kicked, now fainted and sunk, when he was brought to short allowance.
His mother, Hagar was in tears, and sufficiently mortified. Now she wishes for the crumbs she had wasted and made light of at her master’s table. Like one under the power of the spirit of bondage, she despairs of relief, counts upon nothing but the death of the child (Genesis 21:15,16). She had forgotten what God had told her, before Ishmael was born, that he should live to be a man, a great man.
So many of us are apt to forget God’s promises, whenever we found ourselves in a precarious situation that
seems to contradict God’s promises. This is because we live by sense.
In their distress, God graciously appeared for their relief: he heard the voice of the lad, Genesis 21:17. We read not of a word he said but his sighs, and groans, and calamitous state, cried aloud in the ears of mercy. An angel was sent to comfort Hagar with palliatives
God’s visit to comfort Hagar the bond woman with her son shows His readiness to help us His children, whenever we are in trouble.
God directed her to a present supply (Genesis 21:19): *He opened her eyes* (which were swollen and almost blinded with weeping), and then she saw a well of water.
If Hagar had been submissive to her Oga Sarah, she would not have been sent packing.
Many that have reason enough to be comforted go mourning from day to day, because they do not *see* the reason they have for comfort.
There is a well of water by them in the covenant of grace, but they are not aware of it. They have not the benefit of it, till the same God that opened their eyes to see their wound opens them to see their remedy,
So many of us are spiritually blind that even inside the Church, we sit side by side with our divine helpers but cannot see him.
There are Youths of marriage able age that couldn’t see their spouses, even in the Church because of spiritual blindness and they went out of the fold to marry unbelievers, thinking they can convert them.
If Samson had not been blind, he would not have had anything to do with Delilah, thought less of sleeping on her delicate laps which eventually cost him the anointing of God upon his life.
May the Lord God open our eyes today in Jesus name.
Let’s sing this hymn as we round up:
Open my eyes oh Lord,
Open my eyes oh Lord.
Open my eyes oh Lord
I am ready to obey.
1. Thank God that you are alive today and well.
2. Let’s ask God for mercy. In his mercy he should forgive us for our disobedience.
3. Father, open my eyes to enable me see the well water that will quench my thirst (mention that good thing you are thirst for) in Jesus name.
4. Thank you Jesus for the answer prayers
Good morning brethren and have a wonderful day ahead.
So Peter was kept in jail, but the people of the church were praying earnestly to God for him.
Fools say to themselves, “There is no God.” They are all corrupt, and they have done terrible things; there is no one who does what is right.
The blind and the crippled came to him in the Temple, and he healed them.
At the Lord’s command a large fish swallowed Jonah, and he was inside the fish for three days and nights.
He heard the groans of prisoners and set free those who were condemned to die.
“And so I tell all of you: what you prohibit on earth will be prohibited in heaven, and what you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.
Praise and Worship : Thou art worthy O Lord
To receive glory, honour and praise
For thou art created all things and for thy glory
They are and were created
Bible Text : Hebrews 10:5-7
5. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not but a body hast thou prepared me
6. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
7. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
1. After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter
2. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
3. And he that sat was to look upon like a Jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
4. And round about the stone were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed with raiment: and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
5. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God.
6. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beats full of eyes before and behind.
7. And the first beast was like a lion and the second beast like a calf and the third beast had a face as a man and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
8. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him, and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night saying Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
9. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
10. The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying
11. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Thank You Father for the opportunity to see the second month of the year. Grant us special mercy at Your throne of grace in this month. Let us find help for our time of need. Deliver our nation in Your mercy from the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic. Please send help to all those in the front line of seeking a cure for the pandemic. Please have mercy on the whole world.
Give us attentive ears to hear Your voice in these perilious times
God sows the seed of purpose into every human heart from the moment of conception. We are born with a sense of purpose in our hearts. A normal human being will always go in search of himself/herself. We want to know who we are. We are not a random collection of cells. Our lives are part of God’s purpose.
We are all created for a purpose. No one came to the earth without a design of God for him/her. Only a very few, however, are aware of this fact and fewer still, being aware, make any serious move to find out and live out that purpose. We are part of a jigsaw puzzle that will not be complete if we don’t play our part. Sometimes some of us are replaced because we did not show up when necessary. May the Lord lead us to realising our purpose in the name of Jesus. May we not be replaced through our carelessness.
Why are we here? Is a message of our purpose on earth at a time like this. Why was I created, what am I created to do?
What we are created to do differ from person to person.
You need to seek God’s guidance to discover your own purpose. It must be a diligent search.
The thing you do or love to do that gives God pleasure-that glorifies His name. Max Lucado, a popular writer calls it your “Sweet Spot”.
For some of us, it is to be a strength to the weak. As we assist them to persevere and endure, God also raises support for us in our time of need. For some it is to give financially.
Our purposes are as different as our number. There are no two of you. You are not the clone of any man or woman. So don’t make yourself a clone. Don’t also allow anybody to turn you into a copy. You are special to God. There is something He has created you to do that no one else can do. You are unique. If you don’t do what you are created to do then you are causing a problem, because you are meant to be the piece in the jigsaw puzzle that will make the picture complete. No matter what you are asked to do in church, you are important to the leadership of the church. Do not decry your posting.
The man preaching may not be more important to God than the man arranging the vehicles at the parking lot.
For example, I spent my first seven years as a worker in RCCG as a teacher of Teenagers. It looked awkward to me initially but I grew to enjoy the assignment and the experience served me well later in other departments in the Adult Church.
Today, some of my students are Church Ministers and Parish Pastors, home and abroad.
Over and above the individual purpose of each of us, there are some other reasons why we are here. These are purposes common to all of us. Let us look at four (4) of the reasons why we are here . These are universal for all children of God. They are purposes over and above our individual uniqueness or talents.
1. We are here to do God’s will. We are created for God’s pleasure. Hebrews 10:5-7. Our uprightness and integrity gives Him pleasure. 1 Chronicles 29:17, Psalms 25:21.
2. We are here to do good works. Eph 2:10: for we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Matthew 5:16: let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
1 Corinthians 3:11-15: for other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ
Proverbs 3:27– withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
Psalms 119:68-thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statues
3. We are here to glorify God’s name.
Psalms 50:23- whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God
1 Corinthians 10:31– whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God
4. We are here to be fruitful, have dominion and replenish the earth. Genesis 1:28.
As we reflect on our purpose on earth let us also be mindful of eternity. There is a day of accountability for believers.
Just like we have performance reviews in our secular jobs, this is the ultimate performance review-when we stand before God and He evaluates the worth of our lives on the earth, not only for salvation but for reward or loss, (of reward)
The gold, silver and precious stones represent acts of charity and kindness, ethical decision making, pursuit of justice and fair play, keeping our words, courage and perseverance in the face of persecution and opposition, humility, witnessing, honouring our marital vows, diligence in the work God gave us, and generally trusting God.
On the other hand, the wood, hay and straw stand for lies, cheating, abuse or lack of love for family and neighbours, damage to the environment, blocking of ears to the poor and squandering of riches on trivial luxuries.
We are here for a season and then we will depart to eternity of pleasure or pain depending on our choice while we were here. We don’t go to heaven by CHANCE we go by CHOICE.
1. Father I am grateful for my salvation. Help me to remain steadfast to the end.
2. Father, please reveal my purpose to me and let me flourish in my given assignment
3. Father, do not let me displease You in any way
4. Father, please let the totality of my being bring You pleasure
5. Father, please use my talent to draw men and women to Yourself
6. Father please arrange for me to meet my destiny helpers as soon as possible
7. Father please deliver us from the ravaging Covid-19 virus all over the world. Let the plague come to an end soon.
Good morning and may the mercy of God surround us now and forever.
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The king is glad, O Lord, because you gave him strength; he rejoices because you made him victorious.
The 72 men came back in great joy. “Lord,” they said, “even the demons obeyed us when we gave them a command in your name!”
So they got rid of their foreign gods and worshipped the Lord; and he became troubled over Israel’s distress.
With God on our side we will win; he will defeat our enemies.
Some teachers of the Law, who were Pharisees, saw that Jesus was eating with these outcasts and tax collectors, so they asked his disciples, “Why does he eat with such people?”
“As for King Zedekiah of Judah, the politicians round him, and the rest of the people of Jerusalem who have stayed in this land or moved to Egypt — I, the Lord, will treat them all like these figs that are too bad to be eaten.
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But now I tell you: anyone who looks at a woman and wants to possess her is guilty of committing adultery with her in his heart.
John 14:3And after I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so that you will be where I am.
Psalms 140:8 Lord, don’t give the wicked what they want; don’t let their plots succeed.
John 13:38 Jesus answered, “Are you really ready to die for me? I am telling you the truth: before the cock crows you will say three times that you do not know me.
Revelation 11:19 God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the Covenant Box was seen there. Then there were flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.
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