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Thursday, 27 September 2018

THE STRATEGIES TO ACHIEVE



                 C.O.M.E
   CHRISTIAN ONLINE MEDIA EVANGELISM
MOTTO:- BE THE INSPIRATION
                     VOLUME 3 ISSUE NO 201809003
              THEME :- THE STRATEGIES TO ACHIEVE

You can't talk defeat and expect to have victory! You can't talk lack and expect to have abundance! You will produce what you say, with your words you can either bless your future or you can curse your future! Our words have creative power, whenever we speak something out, either good or bad, we are giving life to what we been saying! That is why the scriptures says that  (Prov 18:21) "Life and death are in the power of a tongue."

Do you know the more you talk about something, the more you draw it in? Don’t talk about the problem, talk about the solution! The scriptures says, "... Let the weak say, 'I am strong (Joel 3:10)." Notice it didn't say, Let the weak talk about their weaknesses! No! It says, "Let the weak say exactly the opposite of how they feel! In other words don't talk about the way you are, talk about the way you want to be! Say,  I am strong in the Lord!

Then you won't go out weak and defeated, you will go out with a victor mentality! So what are you saying about your future? Make sure the words you are sending out are in the direction you want your life to go! That is why you should never say, I am not good enough! Too many people say negative things about themselves and about their future! They don't realise they are prophesying their future!

The scriptures says, "We will eat the fruit of our words." That means you will get exactly what you been saying! So don’t use your words to describe a situation, use your words to change a situation! Declare healthy, favour, abundance etc! You give life to your faith by what you say: you can say, I have the favour of God, I can do all things through Christ, I am blessed, I am strong! When you do that, you just blessed your life!

You just spoke favour into your future! You should always sends your words in the direction you want your life to go! Believe what you say about yourself more than what anybody else says about you! Thats why on a regular basis you should say, Iam blessed, I am valuable, I have a bright future, unexpected blessings are coming my way! I will give birth to every promise of God! I will become everything God created me to be! Explosive blessings are coming my way! God has moments of favour in my future! His blessings will chase me down and overtake me!

The world system in this context refers to many things ranging from secular beliefs, pattern of living, religious beliefs, cultural diversification, wealth and fashions which revolve around our everyday life. Many may not see anything disturbing about these, but we must understand the fact that the deceiver has not relented in his effort towards separating us from love of the Father. The devil through his agents has subtly introduced into the world and among believers things that have significantly affected our preparedness for the second coming of our Lord Jesus.
These things have become formidable tool in the hands of the enemy targeted towards depopulating the kingdom of God. The fashion and the media world is rapidly destroying the fabrics of moral integrity, consistently influencing the dressing and the moral inclination of the believers of our time to the extent that they have been deluded into believing that God is not concerned about the vessel but the content of the vessel. We must remember that the Bible in 1 Corinthians 6:20 says that we are bought with a price; therfore we must always glorify God in our bodies. We must be alert to the subtlety of the deceiver in other to see that he is out to enslave the people of God and to deny them the rare and a one time opportunity the death of our Lord Jesus has offered us.
We as Christians must not conform to the world to survive in the world; we must not live by the dictates of the world system nor by the religious doctrines that suit our desires (2 Timothy 4:3), but by the direction of the spirit through the sound doctrines rooted in Christ.
We must beware lest any man spoil us through philosophy and vain deceit ,after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ- Colossians 2:8.

”When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you” (Isaiah 43:2 NLT).

God wants you to be a giving person. That means you sow generosity in your life. You give freely to others in the body of Christ and show God’s love to unbelievers. You look for ways to be generous with the resources that God has generously given you.

But sometimes when we focus on giving financially to your church or to others, Satan will try to plant all kinds of seeds of doubt and fear in our minds: “What if you lose your job? What if you get sick? What if you’re incapacitated? What if the economy tanks? How are you going to be able to keep your commitment?”

You may be facing some of those same anxieties. When you do face those doubts, you need to remember that God has promised to never abandon you and to always be with you. You don’t have to know what the future holds, because you know who holds the future.

No matter what you face in the future, you’re never going to face it alone. Isaiah 43:2 says, “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you” (NLT).

This is the key to courage. There is nothing to fear when you know God is near. On your own you might drown, but God has said that he will never leave you or abandon you (go read Hebrews 13:5).

Maybe you feel alone right now. You may feel that way, but it isn’t true. God sees what you’re going through. God cares about what you’re going through. And God will help you out if you trust him.

Your fears and doubts are not from God. When it comes to your giving, you can trust that as God leads you to give, he will stand by you and provide for your needs. The only way to reap generosity is to sow generosity

So many around the world today didn’t seem to have any problem with their health until they went for a check-up. The doctor said they had diabetes, and immediately, that information changed their lives; their sufferings began. They were in good health, until they got the doctor’s report. But you see, the medical data tells the fact, but God tells the truth.

God’s truth about your health is, “If Christ be in you, though your body may be ravaged by sickness or disease, the Holy Spirit, who perambulates your body, inundates it with divine life, ridding you of every infirmity.” Understand who you are: you’re born of God; you’re a new creation in Christ! The life in you is the very life of God; it’s not the kind that gets sick; it’s called “the imperishable life”; it’s incorruptible.

Even if you were born with a blood or heart condition, it’s all passed away, because the Bible says, “…if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God…” (2 Corinthians 5:17-18). The old life or nature that could be sick has been supplanted by the life of God. Moreover, the Bible says, “...Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses” (Matthew 8:17); Jesus did! He already took all sicknesses and infirmities away from you; therefore, enjoy divine health.

Don’t say you have diabetes; you can’t have it, because it’s not from God. As a new creation, everything in you, everything about your life, is new, and from God; we read it in 2 Corinthians 5:17-18. James 1:17 says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights….” Then we read in our theme scripture, “...A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.” Sickness, disease, failure, lack, and weakness are not from God; they don’t come from heaven; so, don’t accept them.

The things that are from God are pure, perfect, and are of divine wisdom. If it hurts, binds or has darkness in it, it’s not from God; reject it in the Name of Jesus. Accept and endorse in your life only that which is consistent with the provisions of the Gospel and perfect will of God for you.

John 3:27; John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

Philemon 1:6; That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:8; Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

The memory is a beautiful and intricate part of the human being. The memory is not our enemy; it was actually created by God for a specific purpose. Our memory was created to house the kindness, goodness and grandeur of our great God, but after the fall of man the memory became somewhat corrupted, and, as a result, we don't have to try very hard to remember the bad things that have happened to us.

The memory is a canvas where life pictures are displayed; it is supposed to be a canvas of rich colors that radiate life, fullness, peace, wholeness, joy, hope and creativity. Unfortunately, the canvas has been smeared by the enemy with pictures of darkness, ugliness and constant loads of heaviness. "How am I supposed to forget these images engraved in my memory, when what happened to me was real and it caused me real pain?" The truth is, God does not expect you to forget your past; in fact, he asked us to remember our past but not in the way we do presently. God instituted specific days for certain feasts to be celebrated by the Jewish people, in order for them to never forget the goodness of him in their lives.

After the children of Israel left Egypt, God instructed them to observe the Sabbath. This was not just for ritual sake; this would bring to their memory the fact that the God of the universe saved their lives from major destruction by bringing them out of slavery, where they had to work continuously, into freedom - that now they did not have to be subjected to the harsh hand of the slave master and for us Christians we remember Calvary's cross for the purpose of grasping the depth of revelation embedded in the divine exchange that took place two thousand years ago. Where we are today is a result of the situations and circumstances of the past. Where we are going tomorrow will be determined by what we chose to take from the past.
And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great (Genesis 26:13).

Galatians 3:29 says, “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” God had said to Abraham, “And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice” (Genesis 22:18). This is also your heritage, because you’re the seed of Abraham; you’ve been set apart for greatness; you’re a blessing to your world.

God chose all of us His kids to be great and desires to use each one of us mightily in our own unique ways to fulfil His purpose in the earth. Everyone that’s born of God has in him or her, the seed of greatness; we were born great. Never suppose that your greatness in life is dependent upon your works, for the Bible says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). Get to know who you are in Christ, and walk in that identity.

Observe again, God’s idea: He said to Abraham, “…I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2). It wasn’t Abraham who pleaded that God should make him great. Rather, it was God’s choice; your greatness is God’s choice.

This means that whether or not you intended it, greatness is God’s dream for you since you’re the seed of Abraham. You don’t need to struggle to be great; greatness abides in you now! Live every day with the mentality of greatness and excellence. Let it reflect in the way you think, talk, walk, and live.

Everybody in this world is running towards one single thing. And that is what we want. We all run towards what we want. But the question most people are yet to answer or ponder upon is why do they really want what they wanted so bad. Because some people wants money, some people wants sex, some people wants position, some people wants honor. All of us are not mad, yet we desire different things under the reflection of one single thing (what we want). The sole reason we desire that which we want is because we all think that what we want will give us peace.

Peace however is the greatest thing a man can ever have on the face of the earth. Without Peace, other things can never never be worthwhile or enjoyed. But this peace is just like a Federal system of Government. The federal directs all the affairs of the states under it. Peace entails a lot of things, first the Federal and then the States. The federal is God, and the States are other things in which if God directs will build up peace in our lives.

Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen Romans 15:33

Peace is not gotten from materialism. As a matter of fact, peace is that which builds materialism to aid and support itself. But until we find God, we can never find peace. Of course you can have all the materials, but do you have all the Joy, the Health, The security, The justice, The Assurance and the likes? Without the Capital City in a federal state, all the activities of the states will not improve and the nation will never be built that way. But if we Permit the federal (God) to walk in other states (areas of our lives), then we can be sure that he will erect our lives with the beauty and structure of peace.

When you meet God, all you wanted will bring you peace and not more thirst and pressure. Fight for your life, and meet with Jesus today.

Peace is what you need brethren, and without God it can never be gotten. If you have God already, why don’t you utilize the power of communication in prayer unto God to demand for the disbursement of allocation from the federal (God) to the states (other areas) of your life, so that your peace will be furnished and garnished. When God is the director of your life, peace is assured.

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. —1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

The standard by which we are to accept or reject every idea, emotion, or opportunity is whether it is "good" or "evil." No middle ground is mentioned.

How do we know what is good and what is bad, what is right and what is wrong? The only infallible benchmark we have is God's Word, the Bible. We cannot make decisions based upon our feelings at the moment, the advice or rationale of others, or society's changing ideas of what is acceptable.

Nor are we to make decisions only after "trying out" all our options. We are not told to "experiment with everything" but to prove (test) all things. Experience, emphatically, is not the best teacher. Instruction is. And in the Bible we find the instruction we need regarding how we are to live, what priorities we are to hold, and how we are to view the world around us.

Once we have applied God's Word to any particular issue in our lives, we are then told to wholeheartedly pursue the indicated course of action. If a thing is good, we are to "hold fast" to it, not substituting or selling it for anything. If it is evil, we are to "abstain" from it, not sampling or teasing with it in small doses.

Do you have a decision to make? Test it by the touchstone of God's Word, and then cling to the good and right path, abstaining from even the appearance or possibility of evil.

Through Jesus alone can we ever know God. Accept Jesus today if you have not, Jesus loves you.

THE DANGER OF LAZINESS
For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. —2 Thessalonians 3:10

The Lord has appointed believers to be His ambassadors to a lost and hurting world. As His followers, we are to represent Him in our character, conduct, and conversation whenever we interact with family, friends, neighbours, or co-workers.

God expects us to be diligent in our work and faithful to complete it. However, in our self-absorbed, pleasure-seeking culture, it is very easy to get sidetracked into laziness. This sin is dangerous in a Christian's life because of the potential harm that can result—it can hurt our witness for Christ, damage our relationships with others, and waste both the time and the gifts the Lord has given us. One negative result of such a lifestyle is a character marked as unreliable and untrustworthy.

Laziness frequently shows up as procrastination. For example, despite saying that we will take action, we repeatedly delay the start time. Or we may begin a project and yet find reasons not to finish it. Being neglectful is another manifestation: though we make an attempt to carry out responsibilities, they are handled in a haphazard or incomplete way; relationships with loved ones go untended; or the needs of others are overlooked.

Irresponsible behaviour doesn't fit who we are in Christ. If you realize you've been careless in some area of your life, pray, "Lord, I have not lived as I should, and I ask You to forgive me. I choose to turn away from lazy attitudes and neglectful behaviour. Please help me to follow through and become someone who is industrious for You."

1 Timothy 4:15-16; Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

The mind of God and the will of God has been revealed to us in His Word. The roadmap, route and strategy to achieve and profit has been laid out in the Word of God. What we need to do, like our passage says this morning is to 'meditate' and 'continue' on the road the Word has provided. What are the strategies to achieve:

1. Grace: As a child of God, the grace of God in your life is an advantage, so you cannot fail. The more of His grace you receive everyday, the more you are propelled to achieve.

2. Vision: You must be committed to pursuing your visions and goals. There is power in focus. You can't be a jack of all trade and make it. Discover the one thing you're cut out for and pursue it radically.

3. Diligence: The bible says seeth thou a man diligent in His business, He shall stand before kings and not before mean men.

4. Association: Move with people of like minds who will propel you to succeed. Your association determines your elevation.

5. Prayer: The bible says we should not be ignorant of the devices of the enemy. The Devil hates to see a child of God achieve or succeed. But when you're on fire spiritually, there is no stopping you. No weapon fashioned or formed against you shall prosper.

I come against the spirit of confusion and drawback in your life this week in Jesus name. You will move forward. You will not be set back.

PRAYER POINTS
Lord, I receive a baptism of the spirit of wisdom to make true riches and administer my properties in Jesus’ name.

Lord, give me a diligent heart.

Lord, separate me from every wrong attitude that is destroying my relationship with the Holy Spirit as far as wealth is concerned in Jesus’ name.
Sweet Holy Spirit, I acknowledge your role in my life and I open up my life to your operation to channel wealth into my life in Jesus’ name!

O Lord God of Glory, dismantle every demonic opposition to my marriage, in Jesus name.

Thank you, dear Father, for giving me a life of greatness and excellence; I make great things happen in my life and in the lives of others, through the power of your Word, and the ability of the Holy Spirit in me. As I study your Word, I see my greatness and triumphant life! I go forth in your wisdom to accomplish great things for your Kingdom, in Jesus’ Name.

Be my guide, Lord, in all my choices and decisions.


Monday, 17 September 2018

A HIGHER LEVEL IN HIS WORD


                 C.O.M.E
   CHRISTIAN ONLINE MEDIA EVANGELISM
MOTTO:- BE THE INSPIRATION
                     VOLUME 2 ISSUE NO 20180902
 THEME :- A HIGHER LEVEL IN HIS WORD


Chas had baked bread before. Hundreds of times. Well, twice, anyway. “It’s a simple loaf of white bread. That shouldn't be too hard,” Chads thought aloud. “A little yeast , a little oil, a little flour, -nothing to it.” Chas put all the ingredients into the big bowl that his mother always used, added more flour until the mixture was a big ball, and then dumped it on to the worktop.

As Chas kneaded the dough he imagined how surprised his parents would be when he presented his bread for breakfast next morning. It was their 25th wedding anniversary. Chas covered the big ball of dough with coating of butter , flipped it into the bowl, covered it with clingfilm, and set it aside in a warm corner of the room to rise.

“See, nothing to it,” he said smugly. Didn't even have to look at the recipe.”  









Now all he had to do was to wait for it to rise. Thirty minutes. Nothing. An hour. Nothing.

“It’s just sitting there in the bowl like a ….. like a long of dough.Why is it not rising? Chas asked himself. He checked the expiry date on the yeast packed. No problem -it wouldn't expire for another three months. So what could it be?

Reluctantly, he went to the cookery book. “Let’s see, “ he mused. “Flour, oil, yeast, sugar…… Sugar! Of course!” Without sugar, the yeast couldn't do it’s job. No wonder the bread wasn't rising! He had left out a small but vital ingredients.

Chas’ bread couldn't rise without sugar. In the same way, Paul says that a Christian can't reach a mature faith without having the ingredients in his or her life. Read Romans 16:22-27 below to see what those ingredients are;

22: I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord. 23: Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother. 24 :The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 25 :Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26: But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: 27:To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

Jesus has this perspective on the stuff  that's hard for us to manage. When life seems like a carousel of catastrophes, Jesus isn't fazed by a fender-bender, troubled by a toothache, or harassed by a heated argument even if it all happens in one day! He can handle anything, and that is why He said, "Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden" (Matthew 11:28). Are you worn out from ongoing problems? Are you weighed down with stress and worry? Jesus is the only real solution. Approaching the Lord in prayer allows us to cast out burdens on Him so that He can sustain us (Psalm 55:22). Today, ask Him to assist you with everything. By helping you with your burdens, He can supply rest for your soul, for His yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 11:29 & 30).
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer. Prayer is the place where burdens change shoulders. Lord Jesus, I have come before You this day, relieve me of all my burdens. Amen.








God is greater than the giants you are fighting. He's greater than the sorrows you're going through. He's greater than your accusers. He's greater than the storms of life. He's greater than the sickness you're facing. He's greater than the enemies who have come against you. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!

When you encounter struggles, do not run in fear, but declare in faith “It is well.” God is the God that sees the very end from the beginning. What is catching us by surprise is part of God’s perfect plan!

Don’t listen to what the world says about you. Listen to what the Bible says about you. You are a child of the King because the Bible says you are. You are set free from the bondage and chains of your past because the Bible says you are. You can have what the Bible says you can have and you can do what the Bible says you can do. All you need to do is ask in faith believing and it shall be yours!
“Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.“Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done.”  Hebrews 12:12-17

Any ungodly act -whether it involves substance abuse, sexual immorality, or "stepping on" co-workers to get ahead -endangers one's future for the sake of present gratification. Even the unremarkable choices facing us can impact the rest of our lives. So we should guard against the following attitudes, which can lead to sacrificing what is worthwhile for something with no lasting value.

Allowing appetites to rule us -Everyone has inborn needs, such as the desire for food, sleep, and pleasure. While these are natural and God-given, they can become the driving force in our life if we are not careful. Believers should have the spiritual fruit of self-control, which governs these yearnings (Gal. 5:22).

Being blind to what's truly valuable -The Lord's priorities are contrary to what the world considers important. Unless we guard our heart (Prov. 4:23), we can easily be lured by pursuits with no lasting worth.

Failing to Consider Consequences -Eve didn't contemplate what might ultimately happen if she ate the forbidden fruit; she focused solely on the immediate benefit (Gen 3:1-19). Nor did Samson think about repercussions from interactions with Delilah, and he paid dearly (Judg.16:16-23). How easy it is to make a rash decision because the immediate benefits seem good. The Lord wants us instead to pause, pray, and evaluate the possible outcomes of our actions.

What decisions are you facing? Prayerfully consider what is driving you, and before making choices, think about potential effects of your actions.

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them (Mark 11:24).
                   
When you study the context of Jesus’ statement above, you’d notice He was teaching about faith, not prayer. The word translated “pray” in the verse is the general word used for communication with God, whether you’re making requests, entreaties, or supplications. He didn’t mean that you should ask while you pray. He’s dealing with your mouth and your heart. The King James Version puts it most correctly. It says, “...What things soever ye desire…” ; not “What things soever ye ask.”

You can have a desire in your heart without asking for it; you haven’t made a request or said anything about it to the Lord, yet it materialises. Jesus is showing us a higher level of walking with God. He said, “... What things soever ye desire, when ye pray...” ; and this includes all kinds of prayer: prayer of worship, prayer of praise, etc. Its stretched form is “to make prayers”; ”what things soever ye desire when ye ‘make prayers.’”

For example, imagine that you had a desire in your heart, but you’re not praying about it, but as you’re “making prayers,” in your worship and praise to God, you remember that thing you desire; what the opening scripture means is, “Believe you’ve got it.” This is a higher form of walking with God.

When you understand this, you’ll realize that there’s no need to struggle with your faith about the things you desire. As you worship the Lord in your prayers, if that desire comes to your mind, believe you’ve received it, and continue your worship or praise of Him; that thing, whatever it is, will materialise, without you having to ask. Glory to God!

Isaiah 65:24; And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

Philippians 4:6-7; Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. [7] And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
"You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees." Psalm 119:68

Because I like dark chocolate, I once Googled “Is dark chocolate good for you?” I got a variety of results -some good, some bad. You can do the same for almost any food product. Is milk good for you? Is coffee good for you? Is rice good for you? There is a dizzying array of answers to these questions, so you have to be aware that the search itself may not be good for you. It may give you a headache!

But if you’re looking for something that’s one-hundred percent good for you all the time, can I recommend the Word of God? Listen to what it can do for the follower of Jesus who is seeking to build a relationship with God.
  • It can keep you pure (Psalm 119:9, 11).
  • It blesses you (Luke 11:28).
  • It makes you wise (Matthew 7:24).
  • It gives light and understanding (Psalm 119:130).
  • It helps you grow spiritually (1 Peter 2:2).








Our God is good: “The Lord is good to all,” says Psalm 145:9. And in His goodness, He’s provided those who love Him with a guide that helps us see how to enhance our relationship with Him. As we try to decide how to live in a world full of choices, praise God that He’s told us in Scripture what’s good for us. Let’s say with the psalm-writer: “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth” (Psalm 119:103).

God, thank You for leaving us Your inspired Word. Help us to read it carefully, interpret it correctly, and apply it enthusiastically in our lives. God’s Word is the only sure foundation for life.
It’s easy to read through the twenty-two sections that comprise Psalm 119 and see them as repetitions of the same theme: love for God’s law (God’s Word). But each eight-verse stanza has its own distinctive flavor. Verses 65–72 carry the subtheme of affliction as the writer shows us a glimpse into his personal life: “Before I was afflicted I went astray” (v. 67). We don’t know precisely what sin the author means by “astray”; neither do we know with certainty the source or nature of the affliction. But we can identify with the situation. We all stray from time to time, and it’s part of the human condition to suffer -often unfairly. The psalmist says, “The arrogant have smeared me with lies” (v. 69). Yet each section always bends back to the larger theme of the whole psalm. Here it occurs in verse 70: “I delight in your law.” The stanza then highlights the value of suffering: “It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees” (v. 71).

How can I apply God’s Word to every situation I face, even difficult ones? In everyday life we are faced with many problems and having confidence in the Word of God is the weapon that we need to combat these issues. Having been equipped with the tool of Bible meditation, you will be able to see the practical application come to the forefront when faced with trials, troubles, pressures, and tribulations. The Apostle Paul stated it this way, “God’s Word is an indispensable weapon” (Ephesians 6:15 MSG).

And what you are really doing by renewing your mind with the Word of God is in actuality causing your soul to be equipped to deal with any difficult problem or situation that may arise. Now you are not spending time on wishing away the problems or worrying about the problems, but you are strengthening yourself to have confidence in your God who is able to help you deal with it all.

I can assure you that over a period of time when you practice Bible meditation, confidence is built in the Lord and his abilities to see you through. This is a foundation that will prove to be sure and strong.
We must come to a point where we understand that knowing this truth only comes through knowing his Word, and knowing his Word comes with the help of the Holy Spirit by means of Bible meditation.

Some benefits of bible meditation;
  • The Believer Will Be Firmly Planted
  • The Believer Will Have an Abundant Supply and Refreshing for the Soul
  • The Believer Shall Produce Out of Rest
  • The believer shall prosper in their God-purpose

Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body” (Proverbs 4:20-22 NLT).

The Bible says this about wisdom in Proverbs 22:17-18: “Listen, and I will teach you what the wise have said. Study their teachings, and you will be glad if you remember them and can quote them” (GNT). Notice four key verbs in that Scripture: listen, study, remember, and quote. Those are marks of wisdom.

You can’t just learn something and become wiser; you’ve got to remember it. And you can’t just remember it; you’ve got to reinforce it. Because if you don’t remember and reinforce it, you end up having to learn the same lesson over and over.

You have to retain it to remember it so you can review it so you can apply it. People say, “I can’t remember anything!” Oh, yes you can. You remember what’s important to you. You remember what you love. You remember what matters to you.

For instance, maybe you say, “I can’t memorize the Bible.” But you remember every baseball or football statistic for the last season. Or you say, “I can’t remember the Bible,” but you can quote all kinds of lyrics to popular songs or every step to a favorite recipe or something else you care about. You remember what’s important to you.

When the truth becomes important to you, you will remember it. You will remember it and you will rehearse it and you will reinforce it and you will review it in your life. Then it can change your life.

“Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body” (Proverbs 4:20-22 NLT).

Almost everyone in this world wants to be successful, and by the world system, many appear to be. But, according to God’s Word, success is referred to as “good success” (Joshua 1:8 amp). It is God’s will that the believer come in to good success and not just success.

Every one of us wants the taste of success, and we live our whole lives chasing success as the world presents it. Success, the world’s way, is packaged nicely on the outside. The trimmings and bows on a package may make it look enticing, but the contents may not match up to that which is on the outside.

Too many times we continue to base our future on empty promises made by men who hold a position in society. I want to encourage you to take God at his Word, because his Word tells us that everything will pass away but not one dot from his Word will pass away, and this, my friends, is a promise beyond promises (Matthew 24:35 amp ).
After God lays out the plan and equips us with the promise, he will most definitely give us the instructions to make that plan a success.The key to possessing our promise is really remaining confident in his ability to bring it to pass, as opposed to our own abilities.

In order to remain confident in God’s abilities to bring the promises to pass, we have to focus, ponder, think about, and speak the promises. This principle was laid down from very early on in God’s Word and it has not changed. It is we who are changing because of the inability to maintain consistency in right believing.

Somehow man’s opinions and thoughts and strategies seem to take the forefront and God’s Word and promises become the last resort in the backup plan. Sometimes, unless we exhaust all our resources and truly come to the end of ourselves, we will not truly be able to embrace God and his Word as the priority in our lives. My friends, I want to encourage you to take God’s instruction first in your life, and I assure you that the results of good success will most definitely manifest!

  • SPIRITUAL HEALING
We have two families. A natural family and a spiritual family. In healing there are spiritual laws and principles which even God is governed by. When you know God's spiritual laws and principles, there is no such thing as God being unpredictable. He is predictable and He can't and won't lie.

Those who are in leadership need to know how to work with others. Then everyone understands one another and their ways. When you are a liar, the devil gains a foothold into your life because he is a liar and the father of the lie. We need to always be responsible and handle all responsibilities when glorifying and praising God. Which is honoring to God. You always know what God is going to do because He has said it in His Word. His Word says you are healed.

1 Peter 2:24; "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed." Jesus bore our sins and endured our pain on the Cross. He suffered in our place. All who submit to Him are dead to sin but are alive in Him and we become the righteousness of God. Through His stripes you are healed.

Psalms 107:20; "He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions." God sent His Word to Israel and healed and delivered them from their afflictions and adversities.
Proverbs 4:20-22; 20. My son, attend to my words;  incline thine ear unto my grace. 21. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 22. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh."

You must pay more attention to God's Word as you would with social media. God should be your main priority. You must submit to God's Word and do what it says to do. The Words of God are bread for your life and health to your body. You can always use the Word of God to end your poverty and to heal yourself. The Word of God has healing power. You must speak the Word into your situation. Apply it into your life. You have the power. (Matthew 10:1,8).
3 John 2; "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." God wants you above all things, well and prosperous. You must believe and have faith. To activate your faith, you must speak it into existence.

James 5:14-15; 14. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, amounting him with oil in the name of the Lord:15. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."If you or anyone have a problem, pray about it and intercede for others. Prayers of faith heal and if you have sinned, your sins are forgiven.

GOOD DECISIONS
Then Jacob said, "Swear to me as of this day." So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. — Genesis 25:33

Scripture confirms that the familiar expression, "You reap what you sow," is accurate (Job 4:8; Prov. 11:18). Esau learned this truth the hard way. Famished, he returned from hunting and requested a bowl of the stew his brother was cooking. Jacob seized upon the opportunity—he agreed to share the food in exchange for his older twin's birthright.

In Old Testament times, the firstborn enjoyed special privileges, which included authority over younger siblings, a double share of the inheritance, and the honoured position as spiritual leader over the family. Yet Esau, deciding that food was more of a necessity right then, traded his birthright for dinner. He later grieved to realize what was lost, but at that point, it was too late.

Like Esau, we all face critical choices at times. While God offers forgiveness for poor decisions, the consequences remain. So we must learn how to choose wisely.

We should take to heart two warnings from this story. First, to be able to distinguish our best options, we should wait until we are physically, emotionally, and spiritually stable. Esau allowed hunger to cloud his thinking.

Second, it is often important to delay gratification. For example, though a person may be eager to purchase a car, it is wise to shop around for the best deal. Though our human desires feel overwhelming at times, we should prayerfully wait for God's timing.

Think about the longings that you have. Pray for wisdom and patience so that you can make godly decisions during critical times.


  • WEALTH CREATION                
LEVERAGE ON YOUR EDUCATION TO GENERATE WEALTH
ACTS 7:20-22, PROVERBS 16:16, PROVERBS 22:6
Education is a form of wealth because the kind and quality of education you have will in the long run affect your ability to access cash and wealth. It will affect your ability to interact effectively in life. Whenever a society despises a professor and respects uneducated men because of their money, that society respects money more than education and it will affect the succeeding generations.

Every family must recognize the wealth that education can offer their children. Give your children not just an education but strategic and qualitative education; education with a view of what it can do for them in the future. Findings show that the Jews control the bulk of the wealth in the world today and it can be traced to the value they place on quality education. The Jews believe in going to the best schools and studying the most powerful courses there.

Today, you find a lot of young people who despise school and drop out of school. They prefer to go after sudden cash and short term activities, such as sports,that will earn them fast money. They do not understand that cash is the lowest form of wealth. The record is that a lot of superstars in the sporting world who made a lot of money but did not have good education to sustain them became victims of smarter people; and many of them died of overdose of drugs.

There are people who win lottery and lose all the money in a short time because they did not have the education to manage the cash. When you are educating your children or even yourself, know that you are developing a powerful form of wealth that can command cash. You acquire it with cash but it will command cash before long.

PURSUE CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE                    
PROVERBS 1:5, PHILIPPIANS 4:9
This is different from education. Education as I referred to yesterday, is formal education. Critical knowledge is the knowledge that governs different sectors of life that you are not taught in the four walls of an educational institution. It is like school after school. It is the knowledge that teaches you how to relate and interact with honour and respect. For example, it is critical knowledge for me now to teach my son how to dress well.

You need critical knowledge to prosper in the channel of wealth you want to venture into. You are not likely to succeed if you go into the buying and selling of any product without critical knowledge on how you can thrive in it.

In every field of life, there is provision for the acquisition of critical knowledge. It is called different names- for example in engineering it is called pupillage, where a student engineer attaches himself to a practicing engineer. In the work of the ministry, when people wonder and ask what the secret of success in ministry is, I say, “God’s way of training leaders is not through a formal school, particularly after you have gone through one; it is to attach you to somebody in order to train you.”

When you cross over from formal education to the critical knowledge section, it is a time to learn and ask questions. You will be cheating yourself and endangering your future if you do not ask questions when you are being trained for critical knowledge. How well you do in the acquisition of critical knowledge will affect your performance in life.

RELATIONSHIPS CAN BRING WEALTH
1 KINGS 5:1-12
The positive strategic relationships in your life are a form of wealth. Some of the wealthiest people in the world today count their wealth in relationships. Build critical relationships. A man of God made a powerful statement that “Dishonour is the seed for loss.” He said, “I cannot tell what your future will look like until I know who you choose to honour.” Honour is the law that binds and keeps relationships. Anywhere you go, let respect go ahead of you. You can never go wrong in a relationship if you send respect ahead of you. You do not know who is who.

Some who occupy positions with power assume that they are almighty and talk without manners; five years later he wishes he did not speak like that. Dishonour is the seed for loss. Every loss in your life can be traced to someone that you chose to dishonour. If you dishonour God, it will lead to eternal loss.

Some people know how to navigate their way in relationships so well that they always have what they need or want while others mismanage relationships so much that, even when they are in need and everything is so tight, nobody is willing to help them. You can have spiritual relationships and physical relationships. Do an audit of the relationships that are vital to your wealth development in life.

Relationships will make or break you. Some people are destroyed by wrong relationships. Be careful, because one wrong relationship can destroy much good and one good relationship can turn your life around for the better. Just like formal education and critical knowledge, relationship is a higher form of wealth than cash.
  • PRAYER POINTS








1.Lord, guide my heart to make choices that honour you.
2.Lord, your work is perfect; all your ways are just; your steadfast love never ceases; your faithfulness endures to all generations. You’re gracious and kind, and you satisfy my soul with good things, and grant the desires of my heart always. Hallelujah!
3.Lord, show me the hidden wealth that is in my line of education is Jesus’ name.
4.Lord, open my eyes to the areas I need to acquire critical knowledge for wealth flow in my life in Jesus’ name!
5.Lord, give me wisdom to handle and walk well in critical relationships that are to bring wealth into my life in Jesus’ name.
6.Lord, teach me wisdom in my inmost places.
  • AMAZING FACTS
1.If you think waterbeds are something new, read Exodus 2:3, where Moses is given the first waterbed in the Bible. The tall grass he was placed in was probably papyrus, which the Egyptians used for making paper.

2.Imagine the entire population of Wales -more than two million people -marching into London. That would be roughly the number of Israelites that some scholars say escaped from Egypt and wandered in the desert , according to the figures given in Numbers 1:45-46

3.Since the early Christians didn't have any church buildings, they usually met in each others’ homes [ Romans 16:3-5]. Priscilla and Acquila were quite wealthy and they had a large house where Christians could gather for worship. Even today, meeting in a house has different atmosphere from a church meeting!

4. Micah’s name means, “ Who is like God?” He answers the questions in Micah 7:18-19. No one is. In fact, the Lord is so great that he tosses our darkest sins into the ocean. Since the Middle Ages, Orthodox Jews have visited a river or other body of water on the Jewish New Year and repeated verse 19 three times while tossing breadcrumbs on the water.

5. The two despised Jews rose to become very important, but they never forgot their roots. Because of Esther and Mordecai’s faithfulness, Jews celebrate each year in February or March with parties, gifts and aid to poor as part of the joyous Feast of Purium.
[ Esther 9:8-32 ]

  • YOUTH CIRCLE
HOW TO MAKE A MAN ADMIRE YOU, CHASE YOU, FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU AND MARRY YOU
If you don't want to grow white hairs before you get married, here are the things you need to do to attract your man and get married on time:
1. SMILE
Men love smiling women. No, not the one that begins and ends with the mouth, the one that starts from the eyes. Genuine, loving smile attracts people, creates friendship and unlock doors! Learn to smile at people baby, women who lack men's attention rarely smile. They are always cold and look as if they are carrying the problem of the whole world on their head! Some of these ladies even frown a lot! Look, everybody has a problem, no man wants to add another person's problem to his own. Be a genuinely happy person and show it by smiling at people. Men will find you irresistible and seek to know you more.
2. BE HUMBLE
Humble women don't lack suitors! One way to stay single for a long long time is to be proud and cocky! Proud women are a big turn off! If you always roll your eyes at people, segregate yourself from the company of common people, talk down on anybody and you are practically rude because of your class, money, car, social status, job, etc, you will stay single forever! Be humble! Learn to accommodate all class for people. Learn to serve others. Learn to use "sir" when talking to men. Some men may tell you it doesn't matter but secretly, they love it. Men love it when women address them with respect. Learn to be respectful and submissive to authorities.
3. BE CONFIDENT
Confident women are attractive any day any time. Knowing who you are, pursuing your dreams, vision, passion and goals makes you a confident person worth investing in. When you know your reason for being here on earth is far more than getting married, punch out few kids and stay locked in the kitchen forever, you approach life with a positive mind set, you are energetic and confident in who you are, you have a good, sound self esteem and men are irresistibly drawn to you.
4. BE FRIENDLY
Ladies who keep to themselves hoping some Prince Charming will find them are not ready for marriage. Be friendly! Being friendly is different from being desperate and cheap. Go out. Attend positive programmes, conferences, seminars, workshops, symposiums and serve in your local church. Enjoy meeting people and getting to know them purely for friendship not for marriage. A man can smell it a million mikes away if you are desperate and chasing him. Just be yourself. If you are just being friendly and he thinks you are cheap, that's his headache! Don't let that stop you from being friendly to people. Smile a lot, meet people and be a happy person to have around.
5. BE GENEROUS
Stingy women who can't part with anything don't know what marriage is about. Be generous to people. Be generous with what you have. Be generous with your smile, your love, your talent, your service, your money, your prayers, whatever you've got that can bless lives. Generous women are men attractors, they never lack admirers.
6. BE FORGIVING
Forgive all your EX, forgive the guy who abused you or rape you, forgive all who disappointed you in the past. Practice advance forgiveness, forgive people before they hurt you, more people will offend you. If you find it difficult forgiving people, you will grow bitter and people will move away from you especially men. Release the man who promised you marriage but disappointed you and married someone else. Actually, you were not meant to be. If you had married him, you may have been divorced or dead! Thank God for it and move on. If you don't release that man you may never find any man to marry! Men will unconsciously move away from you and you will be singe and miserable for the rest of your life!
7. BE INTELLIGENT
Men like intelligent women. Know when, how and where to talk. Don't be a dummy upstairs. Know what is going on around you. You shouldn't be a naive, empty-brained, beauty queen. Your face may get you into the marriage, your brain will determine how long you last. A man likes a woman who can give intelligent answers to questions and contribute meaningfully to discussions. If he asks you, "Why is Nigeria in the mess we are in?" And you scratched your head, looked at the ceiling, bite your finger and say, "I don't know" Your brain needs revival!
8. BE NEAT
Dirty ladies are not good marriage candidates. Some ladies look great outside but if you see where they step out, you will remember world war 2! Very dirty, disorganized and rough to say the least! No sane man wants to marry a dirty woman. Learn to be neat. Take good care of your underwear, learn to shave. Keep off the body and mouth odour. Deal with the eczema and pimples, do your hair on time or comb it well. Always appear neat and presentable.
9. LEARN HOW TO DRESS WELL
Wear something that fits you, not what is in vogue. Get a good tailor who can sew clothes that fits your body shape. Learn about your body shape and wear something that flatters your figure. Straight ladies need clothes that flatters the waist line. There are some clothes good on hourglass not good on pear, apple shapes will look great in shirts and suits, pears will look great in gowns etc. I'm not saying you can't wear different kinds of clothes, just wear the ones that fit you. They make you sweet to look at and simply irresistible!
10. LOVE YOURSELF
You can't love others if you don't love yourself. Celebrate yourself. Accept yourself the way you are, you are simply the best. Don't envy anybody. Not everyone's got what you've got, celebrate your uniqueness. Men love ladies who love themselves. Don't envy someone else's looks, love what you have. Don't wish you have a fuller chest, heavy bum, sexy nose or longer hair. The man God created for you needs someone exactly like you and will fall in love with you just the way you are so chill and appreciate God.
11. BE GODLY
Godly women carry God and carry gold. Men find you irresistible.
12. BUILD A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR DAD AND SIBLINGS
It tells a man how you will treat him in marriage.
13. BE FEMININE
Some women have masculine nature: the "Tomboys"! And there are men who love tomboys, honestly! Not with standing, learn how to sit like a lady and talk like a lady! It's "un woman" to sit with your laps thrown apart, you belch loudly after gulping a bottle of malt and barge in and out of a house like a soldier! Even soldiers are regal in their steps! Stop giving men the impression that they want to marry a man! Be ladylike! Learn it if it is not natural with you.
14: BE HARDWORKING
No man wants to marry a lazy, indolent, passive, idle, backward, sleeping, purposeless and visionless woman! You will attract your kind! If you want a hardworking man, be hardworking, up and doing, agile, proactive, versatile, business minded, creative and industrious. Learn how to make money and have an active bank account!
15 READ BOOKS
Ladies who read instead of jumping from house to house gossiping about nothing in particular don't lack good suitors. Read godly books that will bless your life and make you a testimony to others. My husband was attracted to me because I was a voracious reader. John Mason brought us together.
16 GODLY ASSOCIATIONS
Some women will never marry until they change their friends. If you want to marry fast, you will need to let go of your unserious friends who enjoy clubbing and get close to married women with beautiful marriages whom you can learn from!
These and more are the things you need to do to get a godly suitor and marry gloriously. You still need to pray though, some delay are spiritual in nature. No matter what you do, you may never get a man to marry if you don't break some yokes through earth shaking prayers and violent application of the word. You should practice all these if you want to get married on time and also get in the word, pray against delay and deal with every stronghold and spiritual problems in your life.

  • PROPHETIC DECLARATION
I pray for you today, that your victory will come through divine remembrance of God in the name of Jesus Christ. One day of remembrance will put an end to many years of suffering and stagnation. The day Hannah was remembered her name was remove from the book of barrens.

I decree into your life today that ; Because of the mercy of God will locate you today, the power that lifted the heaven above the earth without pillars shall lift you up to the greater height of your life.

I pray that the bridge linking you with failure, disgrace, shame and poverty is destroyed by mercy today. The high and thick fence isolating you from your helpers shall be destroyed today by the mercy of God.

Mercy will relocate you today from a debtor, to become a creditor, from single to married, from employee to employer, from failure to success and from weakness to strength. Mercy will relocate you to your right position.

I pray that every issue that makes you sad shall begin to vanish and events that will make you happy will begin to emerge by the mercy of God Almighty in Jesus name.

Your movement today  will be full of grace, favour and accomplishments. Help will come unto you from all sources and  without limitations. Hosts of heaven will grant unto you the capacity to operate at higher level of impact. All your disappointments shall turn to a living and divine testimonies.

Today you shall be a reference point of God's grace, mercy and favour. You shall be lifted above the expectations of all your enemies.

You will labour gain and never labour lost. You will not go down,but up and higher in life. You will prevail and overcome the battle of life in Jesus mighty name.

I decree and declare in the Authority of the most high God today the beginning of this new weekend that any form of power or gathering standing like wall of Jericho against your progress, glory, joy or happiness, they will all fell down flat before you and they will never rise up again.

Henceforth, all your dry soil will start making profit for you. All the power of promise and fail will be destroy in all your ways.

You will start moving  from zero to hero, impossibility to possibility.God will  grant you all your heart desire beyond your expectations.Great people will start locating you for good. Before the end of this month you will have a great  testimonies. You will be celebrated, in Jesus wonderful name.

As you open your eyes to see the light of today , I decree your eyes will be open to see riches and favour from Almighty God. Your dreams,your mission, your desire, your expectation, and your ambition will be fulfilled this week. God will open more ways for you and your family this week. May the Lord direct your footsteps today and throughout of this week.

I don't know how it will happen but, one thing I know very well is that wherever sugar is placed ant will always locate it, wherever you may be today and everyday of this week, I prophetically declare from the Four corners of the world like never before: Men and Women will Compete to bless you. Wilderness of this week will not swallow you and your households in the name of Jesus.

God bless you !

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