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Friday, 19 October 2018

CHRISTIANS ARE MORE THAN BELIEVERS!


As drivers, we step down the clutch pedal of a manual car in a traffic jam to sustain the engine and keep it running. This may cause a little discomfort to our foot but that is the best way to keep moving in that snail pace moving part of the journey.I call this 'endurance' the human obedience aspect in our faith journey. It is like the continuous stirring of the porridge to get it smooth on the fire. We sacrifice our little comfort to get the best meal. We gain everything and loses nothing for obeying the will of God.

Ways are pathways to destinations. There are however various ways in which people embark on to reach their destinations or eventual destinations. One mysterious thing about these ways is that, whoever refuses to take any pathway has unconsciously taken a way that will lead him/her into a particular destination. But majorly we have two ways; ways ordered by the intellect of men and ways ordered by divine order (God). When we walk it God’s way, victory is ascertained because it is error free. But when it is navigated under men intellect, it will lead to death.

The path of the righteous is level; o Upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth. Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts. Isaiah 26:7-8

It is the Lord Almighty who alone can make the way of a man smooth. Without God, the way will be full of stains, pains and rains, which will make the adventure a pathway to death. That is why the word of the Lord said, the ways of a man is always right in his own eyes. But there is a way that seems right to a man and the end of it is death. Of course, when you set your plan, when you design how it’s going to be like, it appears promising and feasible. But the calamity is that man is made unto God, so without him, you can do nothing. And that nothing means not being able to choose it right on our own. Same way the fish cannot perform any wonder outside of the water, so man cannot make the right decision outside of God.

But the righteous. That is, those who belonged to God and trust in God, their ways are ordered by God. According to our opening scripture, what they do is that, they meditate in the word of the Lord, they walk around it, until the voice of the Lord is clear about the way they are to go. Their movement is inspired by the divine order. You can never miss it, when your ways are ordered by God. Listen carefully, some of you might think, hearing from God is something for the most spiritual. No! Ruminate on the verse above very well, the righteous people walk in the ways of the laws and wait for him. That is, they stay with the word until the word bears the fruit of instructions unto them. The voice of the spirit is the word. God is for you. Walk in the right way. In all your ways, acknowledge God and he will direct your steps.

Almighty God will arise and protect you and your family from the arrows of enemies or from any danger. God will give you victory over all challenges and problems that people have mocked you. You will be happy and glorify God for a lifting up in your life. Your needs shall miraculously be provided for you everyday in Jesus mighty Name. Amen. Good morning and have a glorious day.

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (Matthew 24:4-5)

And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (Mark 13:5-6)

And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. (Luke 21:8)

We believe there's coming a day that when God will judge the world by Jesus Christ. Now, there has to be some standard, somewhere, that He has to judge by.
Well, because so many people today would say, even people say they are, "Christ," and, "I am Christ," and, "I am of Christ," and, "This denomination is of Christ, or, this denomination." It would be a bit confusing if there wasn't some standard.

Now, if I go ask the Catholic people in the building here tonight, "What do you think God will judge the world by?" They'd say, "Why, the standard of the Catholic church." I might ask about maybe some other denomination. Why, it would say, "Why, the standard of our church." They might not right out confess it, but our actions prove that's what we think. But then which church would be right? See, we wouldn't know where to go. And then it isn't by any certain group, any church, any denomination. It's going to be by His Word. See, that's the standard.

See? For He had said in Saint John the 1st chapter, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us," the same yesterday, today, and forever. So this is one thing that He can judge the world by, that all of us will have to answer to: this Book. And so I trust that God will open this Book this week to us in evangelistic messages, and in interpretations that He will give Himself of His Word, just the way it's written, and interpret it to us, and then show Himself alive here with us, to do that.

Now, there's many things that we can say. And men can say anything, I guess, they desire to say. But to God to say it, that makes it right. And then if God says it, and then comes back and proves that He did say it, then there's no question there.
Not that alone, every relationship must begin with God. Many people will not like you and many times you will fail to do what God has called you to do. Many people will attack you because of your relationship with God or because of jealousy over your success or many other reasons.  With God you have security, commitment, intimacy with Him and above all He loves you. When it comes to religion, there are over 400 denominations in the world and many of them teach that a man should not be taught by a woman. A woman who has Jesus is powerful. When you are with Jesus, there is no need to fear or be afraid. The words "fear not" are written in the Bible 365 times. That's reassurance that you need never fear. Luke 24:49; "And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high."
You are clothed with power from above. Jesus is with you always. In the story of David and Goliath, everyone was afraid of Goliath. But David, who was much smaller than Goliath, had a giant heart because God was in him and he had strong faith in God. God is bigger than any Goliath you may face in your life. You have a relationship with God and you should marry someone who is also a Christian and has a relationship with God. Be not unequally yoked. (2 Corinthians 6:14). You have a covenant with Jesus. God is able to bless you in the light what you do in darkness. What you do in honor, will come back to honor you. When you are faithful in little, God will bless you. Your relationship with God is not a joke. You must please God rather than men. (Acts 5:29). When you have a relationship with God, you will have everything you need. He will bless you with the right person if you are single. A man must love and cherish his wife and should feel thankful and special when she reciprocates that love.

You must always be led by the Spirit and not by the flesh or worldly standards. 1 Samuel 17:36; "Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God." David is testifying that he killed the lion and the bear with his bare hands. When you have a relationship with God, you are victorious and prosperous. Let's do things God's way. You must always believe and have faith. You must speak your faith in order to activate it. You must believe in order to do the works of God.
Matthew 17:20; "And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you." The main concept is belief. Mark 9:23; "Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth." Believe in God who has called you, regardless of how much others may persecute and belittle you. Listen to the voice of God and do the will of God.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

People refer to Christians as “believers,” but that’s a general colloquial communication that tends to bring Christianity into some mundanity. Yes, the Bible says, “And these signs shall follow them that believe…” (Mark 16:17), but when you believed, something happened. We didn’t “believe” to become “believers”; we believed to receive something: the God-life! In John 6:47, Jesus said, “…He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” We believed so that we may possess “everlasting life”—the God-life.

We’re more than believers. To elucidate this further, let’s look at it this way: If you took an entrance examination into a certain institution, and you were successful, you’d become a student, right? Sure! Having already been admitted as a student, you wouldn’t call yourself a candidate or an applicant to the school anymore, because you’re now a student! You were an applicant, so you could become a student.

Likewise, we believed to become possessors of the God-life; we didn’t believe for nothing, or to be merely referred to as “believers.” Our opening verse says, “…whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Every “believer” in Christ got, and became, something: we got eternal life, and became God-men and God-women. The Apostle Peter puts it rightly: we’re partakers of the divine nature; associates of the God-kind (2 Peter 1:4).

You’ve transcended from a believer. Believing was the verb to take you into possessing everything that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ wrought on your behalf. No wonder the Bible says all things are yours (1 Corinthians 3:21).

Take possession of all that’s yours in Christ and enjoy your triumphant life in Him. He came, not just to reveal the Father to us, but to bring us into oneness with Him, and make us gods!
Corinthians 5:17, Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he  is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Peter 1:3‭-‬4 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that  is in the world through lust.

I Corinthians 3:21, Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours: I Corinthians 3:21 NKJV
Today, the Lord invites us to trust. We don't need to pretend or be hypocritical to merit His favour. God chose to create us, liberate us from sin, seal us with His Holy Spirit, enter into friendship with us, and remain our absolute provider. We didn't merit any of these so there is no need to seek these through pretense.
God will keep loving us. There is no sense in lobbying for what is already provided. Ours is to remain in His presence, avoid pretense and rely completely on Him. There is no reason to be afraid. The blessed assurance remains that the creator, loving, caring and powerful saviour is our Lord and God. Through Jesus alone can we be righteous enough to get instructions from God. God loves you and sent Jesus to redeem you, so he can relate with you. Accept Jesus Christ today if you have not. Jesus loves you.


Sunday, 14 October 2018

HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS


As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Mark 10:17. This story starts out looking quite good. Here is a young man who is quite wealthy who comes to Jesus with a question grounded in faith. By asking Jesus what He must do to inherit eternal life, this man most likely believed that Jesus had the answer. And in his excitement, he wanted direction from Jesus.

Jesus tells him that he must keep the Commandments, to which the young man responds that he has observed them from his youth. But then Jesus says something that this young man never expected Him to say. He says, “You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” Ouch! This must have stung this rich young man in the heart. The passage continues by stating that this young man walked away sad as a result of what Jesus said.

The young man started with good intentions, that is clear. But good intentions are not enough. Following Jesus and gaining eternal life is an all-consuming and radical commitment of every part of our lives. It’s not enough to tell Jesus that we will keep the Commandments, but that’s all. Sure, that may get us into Purgatory, but what we should desire is Heaven! So how do we obtain Heaven?

We only obtain Heaven through a life of perfection. Yes, it’s true. If we want Heaven, we must ultimately become perfect in every way. Every worldly attachment must disappear and every sin must be overcome. Our good intentions must turn into a radical and total gift of self to Jesus, seeking Him and only Him.

The rich young man walked away sad because he failed to realize that Jesus’ invitation to him to give everything away was actually an act of love. He did not understand that he would find happiness in this radical commitment to follow Christ. For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).

Righteousness is the nature of God, which was imparted to your spirit when you were born again; it’s a gift from God to the whole world, but not everyone has received it. However, those who receive the gift of righteousness, according to the scriptures, shall reign in life! The Amplified version says, they shall reign as kings in life.

The word “reign” in Romans 5:17 above is actually a verb, which in the original Greek construction means “to king”; that expresses authority, dominion, and mastery. Righteousness makes us masters in life; we reign, or “king” in life, through righteousness. Righteousness-consciousness eliminates any sense of guilt, condemnation, or inferiority from us; it places us ahead and above Satan and his accusations. It also gives us the boldness and confidence to pray to God and expect answers; we’re unafraid and unashamed before Him, because we have His righteousness.

Without an understanding of righteousness, a Christian can’t live victoriously over the enemy. He’ll be subject to the elements of the world, not understanding the extent and potency of his authority in Christ. This is  why you must keep growing in the knowledge of God’s Word. Ephesians 4:14 says, “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the  sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.”

Be  conscious  that you’re  the righteousness  of God in Christ Jesus.  There’re some Christians who experience  spiritual attacks; that’s because they aren’t righteousness-conscious;  they aren’t living the Word. They haven’t come to the realisation that  they’re kings in life. Isaiah 32:1 lets us know that kings reign in righteousness.

By  virtue  of your  new life in  Christ, and your position  as a righteous king-priest,  the whole world is subdued before  you. You have the mastery over Satan  and his cohorts of darkness; you’re a  champion for life! Glory to God!

2 Corinthians 5:21 ; For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Revelation 1:6 ; And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Reflect, today, upon the radical call of Jesus in your life. He wants every part of your life. You may have good intentions of trying to be good, but are you willing to go all the way following Christ in a full and unlimited way?

Lord, I love You and I want to love You more. I want to love You with my whole being. Help me to realize that following You requires a radical and complete gift of myself to You. May I be ready and willing to let go of any attachment in life that keeps me from following You. Jesus, I trust in You.
PRAYER
Dear  Father,  I thank you  for your righteousness  in my spirit, which has  made me a master over Satan and  the powers of darkness, and has put  me in a position of advantage. I reign  and rule as a king, walking in mastery and  victory over circumstances. The world is subdued  before me, in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.





Sunday, 7 October 2018

DOING THINGS GOD'S WAY

When we move in harmony, it brings success. This was the way of the early church. You must do things in God's way. God wants His church to be unified, of one mind with the True Word of God. The devil wants you to do things contrary to God and many times your family also wants you to do things against God. You must make a choice to serve God or man. (Acts 5:29).

2 Timothy 3:16-17; 16. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17. That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."

There is a teaching that through suffering, God is pruning you. When God is pruning, He doesn't need the devil to help. God doesn't bring sickness, disease or pain. In this passage of scripture, Paul is talking to Timothy about God's doctrine. Whatever God does is good. Be sure the doctrine you hear is from God and not from Satan.






It must match up with God's Word. God is able to do exceedingly above what you expect. Don't accept less from yourself. You are more valuable than rubies or any precious gems, or gold. You have been sanctified and made the righteousness of God. You deserve the best. Jesus suffered immense pain so that you may be free from sickness, pain condemnation, poverty and death. You must renew your mind. (Ephesians 4:23). You must be led by the Spirit; walk in the Spirit. He is there to help you.

Hebrews 4:16; "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."
God is encouraging you to be bold and courageous and bless others. In blessing others, you receive satisfaction and fulfilment by doing work for God. John 15:2; "Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit."






He is taking away the old and bad stuff to make way for the good things to continue growing and bearing fruit. God's Word will prune you. You become a better person when you worship and fellowship together and increase your  knowledge of God. Remember you are destroyed due to lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6). You need the Word of God to help you, prune you and purge you. You cannot exhaust the Word of God. The more time you spend in the Word of God, the more knowledgeable you become. Allow God to prune you and His light within you, will  become brighter and brighter within you. Which you in turn manifest His glorious light to others.

Philippians 4:4; "Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice."
Rejoice in the Lord always. No matter what happens, continue to rejoice in Him. Can you do that? The Lord is the only way you can endure the trials in your life. You must always say and do what He tells you to say or do. Let Him speak through you. Jesus went through all the things we go through everyday. But He went through it without sin. Be holy for He is holy.(1Peter 1:15-16). He loves you so much. He left His Heavenly Throne to become poor that you might be rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9; " For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich."

We all have jobs to do for God and we must be ready. We must love one another as Christ loves us. (John 13:34). Love your neighbor, enemies and intercede for them and also your pastors and leaders of your countries. God wants all of us to come together and pray. You must be prepared for what is coming. You must obey Him and stand on His Word. Many are called but few are chosen.

Matthew 22:14; "For many are called, but few are chosen." God is showing many of what heaven and hell are like and bringing them back. He reveals the truth to us. You must be ready. Listen, watch and wait!!! Speak to whomever He tells you to speak to. Because you are called to plant a seed. You must be willing to listen. He is the God of the living; He is alive.
Revelations 1:18; "I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death." You must pray more and never give up.  Seek Him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.

1 Corinthians 15:17; And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Through His, death, burial and resurrection, you are redeemed, restored and delivered from the penalty and bondage of sin. You have remission and atonement for sin and when you submit to Christ and repent, you become the righteousness of God.


John 14:12; "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father." You must submit yourself to God and humble yourself before God. Be sure it is the Lord's voice you are listening to. Be afraid of the one who can send your soul to hell, not the one who can kill the body. Open your eyes and look at Him; open your ears and listen to Him; follow and obey Him. Ask Him what you must do to prepare for Jesus return. The world will fear God. He will provide for us during this time that is coming. Don't let anything or anyone deter or distract you from where He wants you to go. We are all little temples of God and together we become one big temple. We need never fear because God is always with us. (Isaiah 41:10-13). We are in the world, but not of the world. (John 17:14-15).

John 14:21; "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me, shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him." When we obey God, it shows we love Him. John 15:16; "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 give it you."
           

Thursday, 6 September 2018

THE CHRISTIAN'S GUIDE TO WEALTH CREATION

Even though every believer is a spirit, that has a soul and lives in a body, God has put us on a material earth. The following are mistakes believers make that promote poverty in their lives:

MISTAKE 1: Increase your lifestyle and become flashy when God increases you. Beware of the plague of the South-western Nigerian that wants people to know he has arrived, when he is literally still in the elementary stages of financial breakthroughs.

MISTAKE 2: Ignoring attacks on your increase. Watch against this attack; Ecclesiastes 5:11 says “When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?” This attack includes satanic increase of needs and personal habits that make you spend your increase.

MISTAKE 3: Ignorance of the purpose of increase. When God brings increase into your life after you work the kingdom financial system, you must be able to answer, “What is God’s purpose for increase?” God brings increase into your life for four reasons:
(1) To wipe out your debt
(2) To start your own saving scheme
(3) To get you into business
(4) To advance the kingdom of God.

MISTAKE 4: The ‘Lagos money’ syndrome. This also applies to every big city in the world e.g. London, Las Vegas or New York syndrome. If you must make your money in Lagos, take it out of Lagos to make more money elsewhere. Any town where you earn a high salary will usually come with a high cost of living. If they pay you a high salary anywhere in the world, there will be many things in your life that are depleting that money. Reverse the trend.

MISTAKE 5: The type of business that you are doing is not as important as the heart, the mind and the practices of the business owner. Many people think it’s the type of business that determines the flow of blessing and the flow of wealth. No, it is the heart, the mind and the practices of the owner. You can become a millionaire selling water.

MISTAKE 6: Start small, think big. Your goal should be to help and not to fleece people in business. Luke 6:38 says “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” It is a reflexive law that necessitates you operating with the mindset of a giver. When you operate your business with the mindset of always having something valuable to give, your clients won’t abandon you.







You need to know where you are financially
God said to Abraham “…look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward.” Answering the question of where you are financially results in financial progress. There are different states people can be financially, and we will look at them now:

1. Are you in Debt? If you are in debt, it could be one of two kinds of indebtedness: First; “In debt but I’m coming out because of the truth and revelations that I am learning.” Second; “In debt but I’m going deeper because of foolishness and Satan’s operation.” You cannot look from where another person is financially. Vision becomes confusing when you are not approaching it from where you are financially. If you are in debt, ensure you don’t go deeper; instead, start coming out.

2. Are you Buoyant? If you are financially buoyant today, are you becoming poor because of foolishness or you are becoming stronger because of truths you are imbibing? If you don’t have a budget, you don’t know what you spent last week and cannot estimate what you will spend next week, you may be buoyant but eventually become poor. Therefore, you must have a budget and know exactly what you are doing. God is more concerned with what you are becoming than what you presently are. Focus more on what you are becoming by what you are doing or not doing, than what you are.
3. I’m at average level. It can go either way, not blessed not cursed. Don’t remain here.

4. Insufficiency.  Here, you are not yet in debt, but you hardly have your needs met. You need to work more with your spare time to increase your streams of income.

An important principle of kingdom wealth states that, “What is not in your heart can never enter your life.” This principle addresses what Christians need to do in order to activate kingdom wealth. Kingdom prosperity turns on the fulcrum of this principle and you shouldn’t despise it as a believer.

Don’t try to work kingdom prosperity while you ignore the principles that fuel it. Ignoring this principle in your pursuit of kingdom wealth is like attempting to drive a car on an empty fuel tank. To store wealth in your heart before it enters your life requires you to get the word of God on prosperity, increase and wealth rooted into your heart. The seed of the kingdom upon which the kingdom of God operates is the word of God.

The Bible says,“The sower went to sow” and the seed he sowed was the word of God. When Jesus came, He was the Word of God that God sowed. God sent Jesus as the word and He came as the Word. If you want to work God’s system on any subject in life—including finances, get the word of God on that subject and listen to it over and over again until it is rooted in your heart.

Many people want to be prosperous, but they don’t study what the Bible says about wealth and God’s provision for your prosperity. Don’t leave your finances in a muddled-up state or subject your prosperity to guess work. Soak God’s word on wealth into your heart and it will eventually enter your life.

There are some things that come as a natural addition to what God wants to do for you in the light of kingdom wealth. As a quick glance at these natural sources of wealth, we have the following:

1. Your talents: These are things that you can do effortlessly and more often than not, you can earn money from your talents, when you identify them.

2. Your gifts:Your gifts are endowments that God added to you when He was creating you. An engineer could be a gifted orator, earning money delivering speeches.

3. Your skill: Your skill applied at work brings a salary. Don’t neglect your salary and don’t despise what God has anointed you to do because of a comfortable salary.

4. Your rights in life:You have some rights that come with who you are in the physical side of your life. If you have a right to an official car at work, don’t reject it.

5. Marriage: Marriage confers some privileges and income and you should maximize the wealth that God gives you through marriage.

6. Inheritance: We all have different assets and liabilities in our lives as a result of our background. Don’t reject an inheritance from a natural father or parent, unless it has any form of diabolism.

7. Favour: God brings wealth to you through the favour you have with people. Ruth enjoyed the favour of God on the field of Boaz. You only need to make sure that you know how to maintain your favour.

8. Your connections and relationships: People are becoming something for your sake. Don’t look down on anybody now and treat all men with respect; and when they become people of influence, you have them as part of your connections.

9. Your wisdom: Your wisdom cannot be denied. You have been through some experiences that are peculiar to you alone and when you package some of this wisdom, it can fetch you wealth. Areas where you apply wisdom include the realm of creativity and investment.

ATTITUDES FOR KINGDOM WEALTH
To apprehend the wealth that God has prepared for you, you need to pay attention to the kind of attitude you sustain. Your attitude is more important than a number of things:

1. Attitude is more important than Ability.
Most people planning to succeed in life make a critical mistake on the subject of attitude. They work more on their ability and neglect their attitude. It is your attitude that enhances your ability.

2. Attitude is more important than talent.
Without the right attitude, your talent will not result in wealth. Here are three attitudes that you must develop towards life:
i. The attitude of a supreme athlete (2 Timothy 2:3-6): “…if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.” Lawful striving is a command to the athlete. Righteous winning is what you should strive for in any business you are involved in, don’t be content with participating.

ii. The attitude of an accomplished first-class soldier.
This means you should develop a victory mentality. No accord or deals with the enemy. Focus and single mindedness should define your activities in any enterprise that you are a part of. Don’t fight as one beating the air. When your eyes are single, your whole body will be full of light.

iii. The attitude of a successful farmer. Embrace the harvest mentality and work hard so that you can reap a bumper harvest in all your endeavours. The farmer knows how to delay gratification because he plants his best seed in order to have a better harvest in the coming year. Embrace this attitude in your business and vocation and God will visit you.

PRAYER
1.Lord, I refuse self-deception in my life and finances. Help me to see practices that deplete my finances in Jesus’ name, Amen!
2.Lord, deliver me from folly that hinders me from wealth and increase in Jesus’ name, Amen!

3.Lord, I receive the miracle of divine reduction of expenses. I receive the heart and mind that grows business profitably in Jesus’ name, Amen!







4.Lord, I dedicate myself to daily meditation on what You have promised me in Your word until it manifests in my life in Jesus’ name, Amen!
5.Lord, I receive grace to exercise these practical aspects to the wealth You have provided for me in Jesus’ name, Amen!







6.Lord, I embrace these attitudes into the fabric of my life and calling. I refuse to be complacent in Jesus’ name, Amen!

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Spirit Meat Daily Devotional


Monday, 27 August 2018

YOU ARE GOD'S AMBASSADOR



You are God’s ambassador! Being God’s means to be His representative in all manners of what we do. It goes beyond being a pastor, choir, teacher, prophet and other Christianity related titles. Thousands of christian are pretenders. Holy in church but devil outside congregation.  Jesus Christ has delegated the affairs of this world unto us, he has delegated the shinning as light in this world unto us, he has delegated the good works of healing, excorcism, raising from the dead and other miraculous signs into our hands.

"Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world." 1John 4:17

Jesus told us to occupy till he comes back.  He’s telling us to occupy his position, fulfill and discharge all his duties before his coming back and because of that delegated assignment, he has given us his power, and assurance of being with us even till the end of the world, and that is our primary assignment here on earth; to act, do and live like Jesus.

And as a true ambassador of God which means we are a follower and observer of Jesus Christ in detail, it is of a necessity that Christ be formed in us. It is mandatory that will live and act like Jesus Christ. He called us light to shine in this dark world. what do we think is dark in this world? Everything! movie industry, fashion, health, finance, commerce, economics, and other areas of mans' life have been polluted with evil. But we are called into the marvellous light of God to shine into these darkness.

And for us to shine as light, then it means we ourselves does not associate with the worldly standard or go in line with the acceptance of this world. we must only associate and reckon with the word (of God) standard of acceptance. we must shun the ways of the world, knowing fully well that it is after darkness oriented and invented. The word of God made us to understand that, it is only when we purify ourselves and abstain from all worldly lusts that we can be a vessel unto honor in the hand of our God, and be eventually used for God's glory.

God really needs us all to wake up to the call of correcting the world and not copying the world. We have to keep on shining light into the darkness of the world. The word of God instructs us to have nothing to do with darkness but only expose it, and doing all good works of God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through Jesus alone do we receive sonship to belong to God and shine in this world of darkness. through Jesus alone can we transform to become light in this world. Jesus alone is the way the truth and the life, accept Jesus today if you have not. Jesus Loves you

Now here comes a story ; there was a bird who lived in a desert, very sick, no feathers, nothing to eat and drink, no shelter to live in. One day a dove was passing by, so the sick unhappy bird stopped the dove and inquired "where are you going?" it replied " I am going to heaven".

So the sick bird said "please find out for me, when my suffering will  come to an end?" The dove said, "sure, I will." and bid a good bye to the sick bird. The dove reached heaven and shared the message of the sick bird with the angel incharge at the entrance gate. The angel said, "For the next seven years of its life the bird has to suffer like this, no happiness till then."

The dove said, "When the sick bird hears this he will get disheartened. could you suggest any solution for this."

The Angel replied, "Tell him to recite this verse "Thank you God for everything." The dove on meeting the sick bird again,  delivered the message of the angel to it .

After seven days the dove was passing again passing by and saw that bird was very happy, feathers grew on his body, a small plant grew up in the desert area, a small pond of water was also there, the bird was singing and dancing cheerfully. The dove was astonished. The Angel had said that there would be no happiness for the bird for the next seven years. With this question in mind the dove went to visit the angel at heaven's gate.

The dove put forth his query to the Angel. The Angel replied, "yes it is true there was no happiness for the bird for seven years but because the bird was reciting the verse "Thank you god for everything"  in every situation, his life changed.

When the bird fell down on the hot sand it said "thank you god for everything” When it could not fly it said, "thank you god for everything” When it was thirsty and there was no water around, it said, "thank you god for everything”

Whatever the situation, the bird kept on repeating,"thank you god for everything" and therefore the seven years got dissolved in seven days.

Whatever the situation I faced I started reciting this verse "thank you god for everything". It helped me to shift my view from what I did not have to what  Ihave in my life.

In the same manner I started using this verse in my relationships (whether family, friends, neighbours, colleagues ) finances, social life, business and everything with which I can relate. I shared this story with everyone I came in touch with and it brought a great shift in their behaviour too.

This simple verse really had a deep impact on my life, i started feeling how blessed I am, how happy I am, how good life is.

The purpose of sharing this story is to make all of us aware of how powerful the attitude of gratitude is. As a God’s ambassador, you need to show gratitude in everything. It can reshape our lives. Lets recite this verse continuously to experience the shift in our life.So be grateful, and  see the change in your attitude.

…according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith (Romans 12:3).
As a God’s ambassador, you should have Faith. Faith is the principle of the Christian walk:  “(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” (2 Corinthians 5:7). The Bible clearly emphasizes that without faith, it’s impossible to please God (Hebrew 11:6). There’s no Christian that doesn’t have faith, as we’ve all received the same measure of faith, according to our opening verse. You only need to grow your measure of faith.

The Word reveals to us how to grow great and effectual faith. First, you have to stay continually in the Word; the Word stirs faith in your spirit: “...faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17). The more of God’s Word you hear, the more faith you’ll have. The less of God’s Word you receive into your spirit, the less faith you’ll be able to express when you’re faced with the challenges of life.

Your faith is also built as you consistently attend church services and fellowship with other believers (Hebrews 10:25). In church, you’re taught the Word, and you also enjoy the rich fellowship of the Spirit in a way that energises your faith. Howbeit, you must also express your faith. James 1:22 says, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” You build prevailing faith by consistently meditating on, and putting the Word to work in your life.

Acting on the Word is faith expressed, and our faith is the victory that overcomes the world. Faith that’s not expressed won’t prevail. Faith must always be with corresponding action: “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also” (James 2:26). So, always express your faith in words and actions.

Don’t cry or complain to God about your situation; act on the Word! Use your faith. Jesus said if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you can tell a mountain to move, and it’ll obey you. The faith you have is enough; do something with it. Use it; it’s the currency for whatever you may desire. Hallelujah!

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Acts 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.  

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

Do you realize that there is nothing happening to you that God is not aware of? Being God’s representative does not mean you won't have trouble. He is waiting to see how you will respond when He deliberately leaves you in the cold. Are you being tried for your faith?He is aware and will come through for you shortly. Your trial or suffering is allowed to make you  stronger and better in life.Jesus went through the same cycle(Hebrews 12:

“And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;” ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭3:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬.

No matter what you go through ,God will eventually lift you up.He can never forget nor forsake you: “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.”‭‭ Isaiah‬ ‭49:15‬.
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”‭‭ Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:6‬.
PRAYER POINTS
1.Father,as I wait on You ,please hasten Your help
2.Father,give me dominion over every taskmaster of my destiny in Jesus mighty name.
3.Father,please don’t let me crumble over the challenges around me, uphold and strengthen me in Jesus mighty name amen.
4.Father,no matter the trials, don’t let me be a cast away at last in Jesus mighty name amen.
5. Help me oh Lord to make it to heaven as your ambassador.

DECLARATION
I declare today, every power turning your all efforts useless is consume by fire in Jesus name! Your destiny helpers will not reject your request today.Winds of favour will rise from all corners of the world and locate you.You will dig and find water.

You will plant and reap plenty. God will open doors of opportunities for you and your family. The presence of God shall go with you and His hand of love shall be upon you for good.

You will not be a cast out in the midst of successful people. You will remain unstoppable in the name of Jesus Christ.

I decree today, the Almighty God will lead you into a new phase of grace and glory this week. A new era of joy and happiness you can never imaging. A new period of serene peace and good health that will cause confusion for your enemy.

God will direct you to a new turning around that will grant you those lofty goals that you have prayed for.Those outstanding achievements that you want and those indelible marks of greatness that you want to make in life in the name of Jesus.
YOU ARE GOD’S AMBASSADOR!

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