Walk in the steps of Father Abraham

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WALK IN THE
STEPS OF FATHER ABRAHAM

And Melchizedek King of Salem brought
forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the Most High God. And he
blessed him, and said, “Blessed be Abrahm of the Most High God, possessor of
heaven and earth: and blessed be the Most High God, which hath delivered thine
enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. (Genesis 14:18-20).

Abraham was
the first person recorded in the Bible to give tithes. He gave tithes to
Melchizedek over 430 years before the Law was given to the children of Israel,
proving that tithing existed before the Law.

The Bible
tells us Abraham is the father of faith, and that all those who are of faith
are children of Abraham, and we belong to Christ Jesus! “And if ye be Christ’s,
then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians
3:29).

Abraham
demonstrated his faith by giving tithes of all to Melchizedek, who was a
manifestation of Christ to him. The Bible admonishes us to walk in the steps of
the faith of father Abraham (Romans 4:12). When you give your tithes, you’re
walking in his steps of faith. You’re affirming yourself as a child of faith
and a seed of Abraham and you can expect the blessings of Abraham to be yours
also.

Instead of
giving your tithe just because you were commanded to do so, which is good,
start giving it with understanding and by revelation. Begin to act by faith in
giving your tithes. Rejoice and thank God every time you give it. Then you can
enjoy the full benefits of it.

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father! You have made
me a partaker of the Abrahamic blessings through Our Lord Jesus Christ. I
present my tithes to You as a token of my covenant relationship with You and
the connection to the Abrahamic blessings. Therefore, the devourer is rebuked
from my finances, every form of sickness is destroyed and failure is completely
removed from my life, in Jesus Christ Name! Amen!

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May Our God The Almighty prosper
Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name,
Amen!

 

 

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Why did God flood the whole world

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WHY DID GOD
FLOOD THE WHOLE WORLD

God made the
rain fall and the water rise in order to floor the whole earth so that all the
evil people in the world would drown.

Because of
sin, the world had gotten worse and worse. It was so bad that God became very
sad. God was even sorry that He had created human beings. People were evil,
mean, cruel, and violent.

Before
destroying them, God gave them 120 years to repent, but people only got worse.
Only one person was left in the world who was trying to live God’s way – Noah!

Noah tried
to tell people about God, but no one would listen.

Listen
carefully to those who tell you about living God’s way because all the evil
people will once again be destroyed when God decides to end the world.

 

May Our God The Almighty prosper
Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name,
Amen!

In everything give thanks

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IN
EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS

In everything give thanks: for this
is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

God wants
you to live a life of thanksgiving everyday; He wants you to cultivate a
mentality of gratitude regardless of your situation. Someone may ask, “Am I supposed
to give thanks for challenges and problems” The Scripture didn’t say we should give
thank for all situations; it says we
should give thanks in all
situations.  In other words, your life
should be full of thanksgiving no matter the situation. The Bible tells us that
we know that all things work together for good to them who love God (Romans
8:28). Therefore, it doesn’t matter what happens in your life or around you,
give thanks to God, for He has given you the victory already!

No matter
what you face in this life, God expects you to be able to smile, lift your
hands and say, “Lord, I give You thanks!” The Bible says, “Whatsoever ye do in word or
deed, do all in the name of The Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father
by Him”
(Colossians 3:17). The reason the Bible says that you are
peculiar (1 Peter 2:9) is that when everyone is having a hard time, you’re able
to lift your hands in the midst of it all and say, “Lord, I give You thanks!”

You have to understand
that as a child of God, it is impossible for you to be disadvantaged and this
is why the Lord expects you to give thanks. There is no need to complain or
grumble about the situation because you have already overcome! Learn how to get
alone, lift your hands towards heaven and say, “Lord, I give thanks to You!
when you cultivate this lifestyle, angels will always be mobilized on your
behalf and you will live in the will of God. A lifestyle of gratitude attracts
blessings and favour to you. Give thanks to God always!

PRAYER

Lord, I give thanks to You! I lift my
hands in thanksgiving, and I offer to You the fruit of my lips, giving praise
to Your Name. I thank You for making me a master over all of life’s situations
and circumstances. No matter what I face, I have the confidence that victory is
mine, in the Name of Jesus Christ! Amen!

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May Our God The Almighty prosper
Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name,
Amen!

 

 

Jesus can set you free

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CHRIST JESUS
CAN SET YOU FREE

“Turn [me] back to You, O LORD, and
[I[ will be restored……” Lamentation 5:21 NKJV

Any habit
you cannot break, or that you refuse to break, is a habit that has the power to
break you. Are you dealing with appetites that are out of control? Do you
struggle with compulsion that bring moments of pleasure followed by days of
remorse? Do you go through periods of abstinence, only to be followed by
seasons of indulgence that leave you defeated and condemned? Christ can set you
free! The Bible says, “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and
power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the
devil…..” (Acts 10:38 NKJV).

It’s not
what you go through in life that messes you up; it’s what you keep going back
to! Are you tired of saying, “I’m not going to look at it; I’m not going to
listen to it; I’m not going to do it,” only to go out and repeat your old
patterns over and over? Here’s a prayer for you to pray, a prayer God will
answer: “Turn me back to You, O LORD, and I will be restored, in Jesus Christ
Name I pray! Amen!”

Ask God to
turn your heart back to him, because the truth is, you can’t do it for
yourself! You say, “But my friends and family have given up on me.” God won’t!
The Psalmist wrote “Many are they who say of me, ………There is no help for him in
God……But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One Who lifts up my
head. I cried to the Lord with my voice, and He heard me” (Psalm 3:2-4 NKJV).
Jesus Christ can set you free, so turn to Him today!

Therefore if the Son makes you free,
you shall be free indeed!
(John 8:36). Hallelujah! Amen!

 

May Our God The Almighty prosper
Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name,
Amen!

God enjoys making things

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GOD ENJOYS
MAKING THINGS

Why did God
create the world?

God created
the world and everything in it because He enjoys making things, and He wants to
be with us-His People!

He created
the earth and water and skies out of nothing.

God is so
powerful that He simply said the words to make it all appear.

God created
people because He wanted to have Friends-men, women, boys, and girls-with whom
He could share His love in fellowship!

He created
the world, for them to live in and enjoy. You are also a part of God’s
wonderful creation.

Don’t forget
to thank God for the world you live in, and for His love for you!

 

May Our God The Almighty prosper
Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name,
Amen!

Holy Spirit adds beauty and colour to our lives

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THE HOLY
SPIRIT ADDS BEAUTY AND COLOUR TO OUR LIVES

His Spirit made the heavens
beautiful….(Job 36:13 TNLT)

Have you
ever met someone whose life was “Colourless”? By it I mean things were just
dull and stale and there was nothing inspiring about the person. Such people
are always seeking fulfilment in all the wrong places, but it eludes them.
That’s a sign that such folks have not yielded to the ministry of the Holy
Spirit.

When the
Holy Spirit comes to live in you, He brings colour and beauty into your life!
There will be freshness about your life every single day that can’t be ignored.
If He can only find a way to express Himself in you, your life will be full of
beauty, glory and grace.

When you
study the account of creation in the Bible, you’ll discover that the earth was
a chaotic mass, covered in darkness. But the Bible says that the Spirit of God hovered
over the dark vapour (Genesis 1:1-3). When God spoke and commanded things to
change, guess who went into action? It was the Holy Spirit! He specializes in
beautifying even the worst of situations! When He comes on the scene, the chaos
and disorder vanishes and He brings in colour, order and beauty! All the beauty
that you see in all of God’s creation was produced by the Holy Spirit.

The
Holy Spirit has brought so much beauty and colour into my life and He can do
the same for you. I don’t have any “Blue days” because He makes each day a new
and exciting experience. As you yield to Him, your life will become so full of
beauty and colour that those around you will wonder what you’re doing that
makes you so special. He’ll give you beauty for ashes, such that when people
look at you, they’ll see the beauty and favour of God upon your life.

PRAYER

Precious Holy Spirit of God, You have
come into my life to bring in the beauty, glory and colour of God. I yield
myself to you to have your way in me. I let go of all unnecessary toll and
struggles and I welcome beauty and grace into my every day existence, in the
Name of Jesus Christ! Amen!

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May Our God The Almighty prosper
Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name,
Amen!

 

 

There Is No God!

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THERE IS NO
GOD

Only a fool would say “There is no
God!” People like that are worthless; they are heartless and cruel and never do
right (Psalm 14:1 CEV).

A gentleman
said at one time, “I don’t believe in miracles. I believe in my hard work.” So,
he worked hard all his life and he was of course rewarded. He prospered
financially and was elevated in the society. He believed everything he needed
in life could only come through his hard work and categorized as lazy folks
those who looked forward to miracles.

Many years
later, he became very sick and the doctors diagnosed the problem to be cancer.
He spent everything he had just to keep alive through chemotherapy and several
others treatment administered to him in the hospitals he visited around the
world. He sold everything he had, but his health still worsened. Finally, he
sent for a minister to come and pray for him. When the man of God got to him,
he looked at his emaciated body and asked, “Do you believe in miracle?” “I
never believed in miracles but I think I need one right now” He responded. The
man had thought he was smart. He didn’t know he was playing the fool for the
Bible already says, “Only a fool would say ‘There is no God’…” (Psalm 53:1
CEV).

I believe in
miracles and the reason is that I believe in God. If there’s God, He must be
powerful enough to intervene in the natural laws. Also, He should be caring and
loving enough to help man beyond the realm of medical science. This has been
proved many times over by the myriads of testimonies emanating all over the
world.

Hard work is
good, but that alone isn’t enough to get you through life victoriously. The
system of this world will take you up for only a short while. Permanent success
with permanent prosperity can be found only in God. The Bible reminds us of the
limited ability of physical strength in Ecclesiastes 9:11 “……the race is not to
the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet
riches to men of understanding, not yet favour to men of skill….” This is the reason
I feel sorry for those people who want to get ahead in life with the principles
of the system of this world, rather than with Christ Jesus!

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father, I am so
grateful to You for revealing Yourself to me. I will always testify of Your
Love and Kindness, so the whole world will recognize Your miracle-working power
in my life, and believe in The Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!

 

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May Our God The Almighty prosper
Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name,
Amen!

 

Cain and Abel

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CAIN AND
ABEL

Why did Cain
kill his brother?

When we read
the story of Cain and Abel (Genesis 4), we see the effects of sin in the world.

The first
sin was when Adam and Eve disobeyed God.

In this
story, we see the sins of jealousy and hatred leading to anger and murder.

Both Cain
and Abel presented gifts to God, but Abel’s gifts pleased God more than Cain’s.
So Cain was jealous of God’s favour. Eventually, Cain’s jealousy and anger led
him to kill his own brother.

Jealousy and
anger can cause people to do terrible things; even to the people they love.

Watch out
for those feelings and deal with them before they hurt you, too!

 

May Our God The Almighty prosper
Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name,
Amen!

Adam and Eve

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ADAM AND EVE

Why did Adam and Eve disobey God?

Adam and Eve were sinless and perfect when God created them.
But they still could choose to do what was wrong (just like you and I can
choose to do what we aren’t supposed to do).

When the devil tempted them to eat the forbidden fruit, they
chose to do it. Although people talk about Adam and Eve eating an “apple” in
the Garden of Eden, we don’t know what the fruit looked like or how it tasted.
All we know is that it was the one fruit in that big, beautiful Garden that
they weren’t supposed to eat.

Adam and Eve ate the fruit because the devil started them
thinking about what it might be like. Then he lied about God’s rule to make
them think that God was keeping something good from them. Pretty soon they
wanted to eat the fruit more than they wanted to obey God’s rule.

Choosing to obey God is always
better than choosing to disobey Him!

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria
and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

Just worship God

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JUST WORSHIP GOD

Then Jonah prayed unto
The Lord his God out of the fish’s belly (Jonah 2:1)

This is beautiful! Right in the midst of trouble Jonah still
prayed unto The Lord; he forgot about his situation and fully turned his
attention to God. When you study the content of his prayer in Jonah 2:2-9,
you’ll discover that he wasn’t praying the “give me” prayer but a prayer of
worship and thanksgiving (Jonah 2:9). The next thing that happened is simply
marvellous; “And The Lord spake unto the
fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land”
(Jonah 2:10). What a
mighty deliverance!

Deliverance comes when you worship God in the midst of your
trouble. Blind Bartimaeus didn’t say, “My eyes, my eyes”, rather he cried out, “…….Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on
me”
(Mark 10:47); he worshipped Him. The Lord Jesus didn’t say a word to
the woman whose daughter was vexed with an evil spirit until she worshipped
Him. And her daughter was healed at that hour (Matthew 15:22-28). When you
worship God, your heart goes to Him and you don’t see the evil around you
(Hebrews 12:2 AMP). Somebody rightly said, “Those who look at the sun do not
see the shadows.” How true!

There was a young lady who had been sick for several years
and she’d been given up to die. In this state she went for a meeting, diseased
and in pains. Nevertheless she joined in the worship in spite of all her pain
and had a wonderful time because she looked away from her sickness onto God.
Suddenly, she noticed her hands that hadn’t moved for years were lifted up.
Then it dawned on her that she’d been healed of her disease. Overwhelmed with
joy, she gave her testimony in tears. Hallelujah!

Forget about your pains, diseases or financial condition and
worship God. Love Him with all your heart because He’s good and real; more real
than whatever situation you’re going through!

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father,
I worship You in reverence and humility. Great and mighty are Your works in my
life and wondrous are Your ways. I worship Your Omniscience and Omnipresence
with my hands lifted to Your throne. Let my worship ascend to You as sweet
smelling savour, in Jesus Christ Name! Amen!

 

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May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria
and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!