Monthly Archives: May 2015

WALKING BY FAITH

Now the just shall live by faith; but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.”       Hebrews 10:38

Walking by faith is not easy. When you make up your mind to trust God the odds are usually stacked against you. Remember Noah? When he built the ark there had been no rain. The outcome isn’t always what you expect.   Sometimes faith doesn’t change your circumstances, it changes you by giving you the tenacity to hang in there when things work contrary to your expectations.   Faith gives you the fortitude to endure these things, confident that God is working on your behalf.

So walking by faith means, trusting in the faithfulness of God, following in the footsteps of ordinary people who did extraordinary things. When the Bible says, ‘the just shall live by faith’, its talking about a lifestyle. Anybody can go the first few rounds in the ring; it’s when you’re knocked down in the ninth round that you need faith to get back up and keep fighting. When the plane you’re flying encounters turbulence you don’t throw away your ticket and bail out, you sit still and trust God not the Pilot.

Walking by faith means that you continue to cling to the dreams God has planted in your heart, even when you’ve been thrown away, taken to prison for crimes you didn’t commit. Like Joseph did.  Think about Abraham clinging to the promise that he would be the father of many nations even though he was childless at the age of 100. Think about Moses standing before the Israelites in the wilderness telling them they would eat meat until it disgusted them but having no idea where that meat would come from. Think about Joshua marching around the walls of Jericho as God had told him to and wondering what good it was going to do.

I don’t know what your shake up might look like, but I know that if you will give it to God—throw up your arms in surrender and ask Him to use it to change your life—He will honor your request. He will take you on a journey, teach you to walk by faith, entrust you with some of life’s most treasured moments. He will build a faith in you—faith that moves mountains and moves God’s hands. He will teach you to live this life with abandonment, giving you a freedom to walk in all his fullness and grace. He will prepare you to be used mightily in this life for His glory.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK

1.Father, I receive faith today to call those things which I desire in my life to be in Jesus name.

2.Oh Lord, you have crowned me with glory I cannot end up in shame and dishonour. I therefore let every satanic envy target at me scatter in Jesus name.

 

THE GOD OF MIRACLES

“Behold ye among the heathen, and regard and wonder marvelously; for I will work a  work in your days, which ye will not believe, through it be told you.” Habakkuk 1:5e

A miracle can be defined as divine intervention in the affairs of men. It’s a deliberate act on the part of God to validate or authenticate His presence, His kindness and His love in the affairs of men.

We are living in the days of miracle; not the days of magical arts; not the days wherein, evil powers dominate. Because we are living in the days of miracle, which are the days of the Holy Ghost, there is nothing the Holy Ghost will not do for anyone that believes in Him.

I have come to discover that a lot of people allow the devil to dictate the events of their lives because they are ignorant of the tremendous power of God resident in them. Satan is not permitted to rule unless you give him room through your ignorance. A child of God cannot survive in the hands of the evil one, when he or she lives a natural life. The presence of evil spirits should not hinder the hand of God in your life when you know the power you carry and rely on it.

The problem of Christians is failure to recognize the power beyond every other power within them. They unconsciously hinder this power from working miracles in their lives and so, the devil is having a field day.

Apostle Paul affirms in 1 Cor.2:4 that the gospel he preached was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom but in demonstration of the power of God. The shows that, they preached God’s Word, with signs and wonders following. Behold, until unbelievers see the demonstration of the power of God you profess, through you, they will not believe. John 4:48

“For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God” Romans 8:19.

This power is not just meant for Pastors, Evangelists, or teachers; it is given to every genuine child of God and when it is activated, you become a spectacle to behold by unbelievers. There is no day of miracle but God of miracle. People may say the days of miracle have passed but the God of miracles is still alive and He does miracles for His people. From today, I release you into a world of wonders and undeniable miracles in Jesus Name. Most people try to put God in a box. They think God is stereotyped God who does specific things at specific times in normal or natural ways. They always expect him to go through the same normal process and protocols.

What people call normal is abnormal to God. God is not a God of protocols. He doesn’t respect natural laws; He only respects His Word. He broke the natural law in the life of Sarah who was past the age of child bearing. No wonder He said always neither His thoughts our thoughts. He does not always have to do it the way we expect or when we expect it; that is what makes Him a God of wonders. A wonder is something that has never been seen before and I see God doing it for you this month. The wonder working power of God doesn’t meet you and leave you the same. Don’t postpone your day of miracle or else you postpone your testimony. May this power work in you to change every negative situation in your life and give you a mind boggling testimony in Jesus Name. Shalom!

PRAYER POINTS FOR THE WEEK

1.Heavenly father, let the power and anointing to overtake all through this year rest upon me in Jesus Name.

2. Dear Lord, work a work of wonders in my life this week that will cancel every evil plans and purposes of the wicked concerning me in Jesus Name.

3.  I spoil any plan of death from the kingdom of darkness, concerning me and my family in Jesus Name.

4.  I command every closed doors of financial favor to open to me by fire in Jesus Name.

5.  Today, I return every arrows of sicknesses and diseases back to sender in Jesus Name.

6.  From this day, every evil that comes to my shall be electrocuted in Jesus Name.

7. Every witchcraft attack on my greatness receive fire in Jesus Name.

THE KINDNESS OF GOD

“And David said, is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake? 2 Samuel 9:1

All of man’s efforts, qualification and status in the society can never bring him to a place of divine fulfillment in life. There is something that is beyond man’s effort. It is the kindness of God.

God is extremely kind and incredibly loving. This kindness is freely given to every child of God through Christ Jesus

“But after that the kindness and love of God our saviour toward man appeared (Titus 3:4)

The greatest demonstration of kindness is Jesus Christ laying down His precious life for humanity. Although we deserved to be condemned, God is His Kindness saved us (Titus 3:5). Throughout the entire history of mankind, God has always demonstrated His kindness to man. Every man needs the kindness of God to excel in life.

“So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showth mercy” Rom.9:16 From our opening scripture, David demonstrated God’s kindness when he remembered a long term promise he made to his friend Jonathan. He promised not only to show kindness to Jonathan but also to any of his household “And thou shalt not only while yet I live show me the kindness of the Lord that I die not; but also thou shalt not cut off thy kindness from my house for ever, no not when the Lord hath cut off the enemies of David everyone from the face of the earth” 1 Sam.20:14-15

The kindness that David showed to Mephiboshet is a type of God’s kindness towards us. Because Christ went to the cross to die for us. He can also demonstrate His kindness towards us when we learn to trust Him. The kindness of a man can make his fellow man desirable but what makes a man attractive wherever he goes despite his flaws is the kindness of God upon his life which causes the right people to be drawn to him.

God’s kindness does not consider where you’re coming from or your capabilities; it is blind in its operation because it is propelled  by the supernatural love of God for mankind. The kindness of God is not a respecter of persons, race or colour. Mephibosheth was a most unlikly candidate and had nothing in him to inherit the kindness; he found himself sitting on the same table with the king. I prophesy to you that by the kindness of God working in you this week, you shall be elevated above your equals in Jesus Name.

A lot of Christians however fail to recognize the operation of the kindness of God in their lives, no wonder they cannot show kindness to others. No one wants to have a friend that is not kindhearted. God uses His kindness to pull you to Him; therefore when you show kindness to others, it causes them to be drawn to you and to the God you profess. When God makes up his mind to show you His merciful kindness. The Holy Spirit goes to work to bring to pass every of your expectations. I declare to you that by the operation of the kindness of God, kingdoms shall be divided for your sake. May you continue to enjoy the kindness of God in Jesus Name.

WEEKLY SERVICE

SUNDAYS In His Presence (8:30am)
MONDAYS Choir Practice (6:00pm)
TUESDAYS Baptismal Classes (6:00 – 7:30pm)
WEDNESDAYS Word and Spirit Encounter (5:00 – 7pm)
SATURDAYS Tree of Wisdom (7:30am – 9:00am)

THE WONDERS OF HIS MERCY

But God who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ(by grace are ye saved) Ephesians 2:4-5

sometimes, the church tends to confuse mercy with grace. While the terms have similar meaning, grace and mercy are not the same. Mercy is not grace and grace is not mercy.

Grace is derived from the Greek word, “charis’ which means favour. Grace is God, blessing us even though we don’t deserve it. God does not owe us anything; whatever good we experience is as a result of grace (Eph.2:5) Grace is simply defined as unmerited favour. By the operation of grace in a man or woman’s life, he or she receives from God the miracles that his or her physical efforts couldn’t have given. I prophesy today that by the operation of the grace of God this week, you shall collide with a mega miracle that you’re not qualified for in Jesus Name.

Mercy on the other hand, is a companion to God’s grace. It means, not receiving the judgement that is due. It is an act of God by which He withholds the punishment we deserve. The entire mankind has sinned against God and earned the wages of sin which is death (Rom. 6:23) God has every right to judge us but mercy prevailed and God withholds the penalty due us.

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed because His compassion fail not” Lam.3:22.

In Exodus 25:20, God gave Moses instruction on how the mercy seat should be built God told Moses to exact the mercy seat above the ark, meaning the mercy of God is exalted above judgement.”And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark, and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee. And there I will meet with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel” Ex. 25:21-22

There is a place where God likes to meet with you as a believer; it is not a place of judgment because He has not sent His son to judge you; but upon the mercy seat because, though you deserved condemnation but because of His mercy, He has withdrawn judgement from you.

The entire populace of mankind is living by mercy today but the child of God is not meant to live by mercy but by grace because mercy brought us to Christ in the first place, grace is what keeps and sustains us in Christ. However, it is still possible for you as a child of God to exhaust your apportioned mercy when you willingly continue to go contrary to God’s word. This withdraws the mercy and grace of God from your life but this shall not be your portion in Jesus Name.

God will never cease to be merciful. But you as a child of God’s word. One of the devises of the devil against a child of God is the weapon of accusation to keep you in bondage of guilt. But he has forgotten that over and above the ark, there is a mercy seat from where God is you. No man is perfect but every child of God should walk towards perfection trusting the Holy Spirit to help him.

Friend, do not take the mercy of God for granted. Don’t  allow the devil deceive you and say ‘God understands’. This is one of his devices to disqualify you from your blessing. The only thing God understands is His Word and he will not break His word. I prophesy to you this week  by the operation of God’s mercy and grace, strange miracles shall be seen in your life from today in Jesus Name, Amen.

WEEKLY SERVICE

SUNDAYS In His Presence (8:30am)
MONDAYS Choir Practice (6:00pm)
TUESDAYS Baptismal Classes (6:00 – 7:30pm)
WEDNESDAYS Word and Spirit Encounter (5:00 – 7pm)
SATURDAYS Tree of Wisdom (7:30am – 9:00am)