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Believe in yourself.

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Believe in yourself

 

For we are God’s (Own) handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, (born anew) that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us…. (Ephesians 2:10 AMP).

 

 

 

 

One of the biggest and most mind-blowing truths of the gospel, ever to be communicated to us from the Word of God is that as Christians, we’re actually God’s own handiwork. We’re His reproduction; His perfectly crafted and excellently created masterpiece. When you know this, you’ll believe in yourself, and value yourself more. In your life, never think failure! God has never made a failure; therefore, you should not fail.

You were created for success and the good life. Sickness, poverty, disease, death and the down-life are not consistent with your true nature and identity; therefore never condescend to their level. God made you for His glory; you’re a wonder – a product of divine orchestration and a miracle going somewhere to happen! You’re God’s dream come true; so, never look down on yourself.

It doesn’t matter what others call you; what matter is what you call yourself, because of what God has called you and made you. He has made you rich, healthy, victorious, super-intelligent and influential. Therefore, say, “Yes Lord, I am what you say I am. I believe in what you’re made to be. I believe in my prosperity, health, success, promotion and increase. I see myself making progress and moving forward.” You’re God’s best. God gave birth to you in order to show you off as the crown of all His creation (James 1:18 MSG). You’re first-class of all His creation; called to display His virtues and perfections. Therefore, see the future, and see your greatness! See God using you to do great and mighty things and touching lives all over the world. You were made for His glory and perfected all over the world. You were made for His glory and perfected for the good life; therefore believe in yourself.

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly father! Thank You for creating me in Your image and in Your likeness. Your nature of success, prosperity and excellence is in me. Let Your Spirit stir up the desire and drive in me that I may continually walk in the good works of excellence for which I was ordained, in Jesus Christ Name I pray, Amen!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

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I will sing to the LORD, for He has been good to me

Happiness

I will sing to the LORD, for He has been good to me

“But I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, for He has been good to me.” Psalm 13:5-6

One of the greatest ways that we as Christians can love God is to enjoy Him. How does obedience glorify God if there is no joy? How does service glorify God with no joy? How does giving glorify Him without joy? Our lives ought to be a song of joyful praise to our God, for who He is and for what He has done.

God designed man to find his supreme happiness in Him alone. But sin robbed man of the joy that only God can give. Satan convinced our ancestors in the Garden of Eden that they could invent some kind of happiness apart from God. He deceived Eve into believing that she could be “like God,” and that God was withholding something good from her. That first bite of forbidden fruit was nothing more than a hopeless attempt to find something other than God to make her happy. Out of that first choice flowed all of human history…countless attempts throughout the ages to find joy somewhere other than in God. Money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, slavery, empires – the long, dreadful story of man’s futile attempts to satisfy an unquenchable thirst for God alone.

Psalm 16:11 says, “You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.” The psalmist understood what many of us do not – that it is useless to pray that God grant happiness through anything or anyone other than Himself. He cannot do it. Why? Because it is not there; such happiness does not exist. There is no satisfaction or joy apart from Him. We were created to be in relationship with Him. Not just an intellectual belief, but also a deep, meaningful, intimate, joyful communion with our Creator. To know Him is to know joy like no other.

When we enjoy God, He is glorified through our lives. So how do we enjoy Him? There is no four-step process or spiritual formula. We enjoy Him by looking to Him to meet every need, comfort every heartache, fill every void, and guide every step. We enjoy Him by spending time with Him. The more we know God, the more we will experience true happiness.

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father! Your grace and mercy are all I could ever need to be truly satisfied and joyful. When I think about Your salvation, my heart overflows with gratitude and praise. Please forgive me for looking to other things for happiness. You alone are my hope and my joy. In Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

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True Christianity; The Revelation of Eternal life!

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True Christianity; The Revelation of Eternal life!

 

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God (1 John 5:13)

Sometimes, we hear people say that Christianity is one of the great religions of the world. As a result, they refer to one who is a Christian as a religious person. But Christianity is not a religion. There’s absolutely nothing religious about Christianity. True Christianity, first of all, is the revelation of eternal life. True Christianity means that an eternal God has taken up His abode in the quarters of a man’s spirit.

True Christianity is not a way of worship, nor is it a way of serving God. It is the pulsating life of God in a human person. It is a living relationship with a living God. When you’re in a relationship with someone, that’s not religion! Someone once said, “I want to become more religious, so I think I should become a Christian!” no. that’s an out-and-out misnomer and a complete misunderstanding of who a Christian is. A Christian is one who is indwelt by divinity.

When you become a Christian, it means eternal life has been imparted into your spirit. It means you’ve embraced the grace, glory and power of God that dispel darkness, sickness, disease, poverty, failure and everything the devil brings. It means you’ve embraced the beauty of divinity. It means you’ve become a partaker of the divine nature – you become a God-carrying vessel. No wonder the Bible says concerning Christians, “Ye are God’s Temple” (2 Corinthians 6:16). No wonder only those who are born again are truly Christians (John 3:3-7).

So, when you say you’re a Christian, it means God has fully tabernacle in you! You’ve become His living headquarters; He looks through your eyes and walks with your legs because you’ve become His vessel. You’ve become the one in whom God dwells; that’s true Christianity: God Almighty taking up His abode in the quarters of your heart, imparting your human spirit with eternal life – His life and nature.

Confession:

 

 

 

 

I’m a carrier of divine life; I have the life and nature of God in me because I’m born again. Therefore, my life is not ordinary. Sickness, disease, infirmities, failure, lack and everything of darkness are not a part of God’s provision for my life, Hallelujah! Amen!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

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Be Set Free

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Be set free

In Mark 1:23-26 there is a story about a demoniac, a man who was imprisoned by the devil. He was totally demon possessed until he met Jesus. When we think of demon possession, we know the person has been possessed by the devil, and we think of the devil as having ownership over a life. This is true, but often the things leading up to demon possession are not considered or recognized.

There are things that come by mere thoughts, things the devil brings to a person’s mind that may go largely unnoticed. The person accepts the thoughts, even thinking the thoughts are their own, and the thoughts are not dealt with. The thoughts turn into a habit, and the habit turns into an obsession, and the obsession turns into a bondage, an addiction, a prison, and even a possession. There are many little things the devil uses to build places where he may launch an attack for the purpose of controlling a life.

This is why the Bible tells us to constantly judge ourselves to make sure we are staying in the faith. We need to look around and see if there are areas where the devil has crept into our lives or our homes. Look at your conversation. Is the devil there? How about your thoughts? Has he gained an entrance? Wherever you find weakness, you as a believer have authority over the devil. You have everything it takes to withstand him and be successful in your warfare against him. Rise up. Refuse to be defeated, and be set free

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

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Whenever a believer speaks in tongues, he charges up his spirit like a battery!

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Whenever a believer speaks in tongues, he charges up his spirit like a battery!

Whenever a believer speaks in tongues, he charges up his spirit like a battery. This kind of charging can be described as quick charging. Long charging requires fasting, careful planning, and prayer but if you need a quick charge, all you have to do is to speak in tongues. If you were going for an interview and discovered you were feeling nervous, just begin to speak in tongues. Very shortly you will be turned to another man. The Bible says “He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself” (1 Corinthians 14:4).

Speaking in tongues is a sign. It is the rest with which the weary is caused to rest. It’s possible for a believer to think he has a lot of problems to pray about and if he doesn’t mention all them, God wouldn’t know. God knows your heart and also knows about all the crises you face.  When you yield your tongue to the Holy Spirit, you’ll speak mysteries about those things. You’ll release spiritual missiles from your spirit because He says out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water (John 7:38). Keep on speaking in tongues!

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father! I thank You for giving me the ability to speak in other tongues. I take advantage of it today by charging myself and causing changes in the realm of the spirit, in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

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Go for God’s Kind of knowledge!

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Go for God’s kind of knowledge!

 

A hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered. (Proverbs 11:9).

 

 

 

 

In Matthew 22:29, Jesus said “Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures…..” He’s letting us know that the reason people make mistakes and go wrong in their choices and action is their ignorance of God’s Word. Those who lack accurate and relevant spiritual information from God’s Word have unwittingly programmed themselves for failure in life.

A man’s problem is not anything but what he doesn’t know. In other words, your limitation in life is your lack of relevant and accurate knowledge of God’s Word; for when you get to know, that knowledge delivers you. Knowledge is power! I’m talking about knowledge of God’s Word. The Bible says through it, shall the just be delivered; not from trouble, or from the devil but into their inheritance. Your problem is not the devil; it’s your ignorance and lack of knowledge!

This is the reason you find some Christians who are sick and diseased in their physical bodies, or those who are broke financially and suffering terribly. It’s not because the devil is powerful, for he is not. It is the result of their ignorance of God’s Word. The Bible never said God’s people perish because the devil is powerful, but “For the lack of knowledge”  (Hosea 4:6). Ignorance is the reason many of God’s children are living below their calling.

Everything you’ll ever need in your life is wrapped up in the Word; therefore go for the Word. Study the Bible; listen to God’s Word all the time; your success, promotion, increase, progress and prosperity all depend on it. Inundate your spirit and bombard your mind with the knowledge of the Scriptures on a daily basis and watch your life grow from glory to glory and from success to success!

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, I ask that You daily grant me understanding and insight into Your will, purpose and plans as I study Your Word. Flood my heart with wisdom and cause my progress to be obvious to all as I study Your Word daily to imbibe divine knowledge in Christ Jesus, Amen!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

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God Never Changes!

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God never changes

Why Pray?

 

 

 

 

 

Read: Hebrews 6:17

“To those who were to receive what He promised, God wanted to make it very clear that He would never change His purpose; so He added His vow to the promise”

 

 

 

 

Although God will never change His overarching plans and purposes, Scripture passages abound that show how God sometimes alters His plans on a limited basis in response to our faith and actions.

For example, He reverses His judgment because of sincere repentance of sinners, such as when the city of Nineveh believed God and repented so that God withheld judgment. At other times, He responds to the needs of human beings or the fervent prayer of the righteous, as illustrated by the parable Jesus told about the widow who persistently pled with the judge for justice. This is one of the mysteries of God’s nature.

We know that God never changes, and yet He relates to us and gives us our free will. When we pray and ask Him to intervene in our lives, He does so—when it is in line with His will. He works through us as we walk and talk with Him.

So I encourage you to take comfort in the fact that God never changes; but realize that when we seek His face, we can expect Him to respond to our prayers.

Where do you need God to intervene in your life or even in your community today? How will He be glorified by answering your prayer? Pray in humility, understanding that God is the sovereign God who sees the entire picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

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God delights in your prayers

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God delights in your prayers

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is His delight (Proverbs 15:8).

Prayer is a spiritual exercise based on man’s communion or fellowship with God. It could be in the form of request, supplication, praise or thanksgiving. Now, the Bible says that the prayer of the righteous is God’s delight. What makes the prayer of the righteous delightsome isn’t just its content, but the one who’s praying.

You see, the delight of a father is in the request of his children. In other words, every time you want something and you go to your father, as against going to a stranger, he is happy. No father is happy when his child goes to a stranger to ask for clothes or money or food. Likewise, the delight of our Heavenly Father is when we present our request to Him through prayer. He doesn’t want you looking up to your boss, your business or the government for your needs, for He is the one Who supplies, “………..all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus(Philippians 4:19). It’s also important that you recognize that your requests or the content of your prayer should change as you mature in God’s Word.

I’m sure you wanted to have everything you saw when you were a little child; you saw a dog passing and you wanted one; you saw a train and you wanted one too. You requested for almost everything you saw, some of which you didn’t get because you weren’t matured enough to handle the responsibility. But as you grew, you put away such childish attitude. You must get to a stage in your spiritual life where you’ll no longer need to make any request before your needs are met. All you do is praise and thank God for you’ve become convinced of His passion towards you.

There was a time when everything you say in your prayer was only about you: “God give me this; give me that;” “Oh God, keep the devil away from me; don’t let the devil trouble me anymore.” But as you grow in God’s Word, you begin to say, “God, give me souls; help me to win more people to you.” You’re praying more for others than yourself. In other words, your vision expands; you’re more concerned about the vision of your Heavenly Father for the world. That’s the joy and delight of God.

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, I rejoice in the knowledge that You delight in my prayers. I thank You because Your vision has became my vision and Your passion for soul winning, in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

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It’s time for your miracle

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It’s time for your miracle

 

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened (Luke 11:10)

I have good news from the LORD for you today. The message is that you should get ready, for you are a qualified candidate for a miracle. “How do I qualify for it?” you may want to ask. You were qualified the moment you believed in Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He is the real miracle worker; He is the Healer.

When you trust the LORD for a miracle, He’ll certainly give it to you. You see, the LORD specializes in doing miracles and He always want His children to live fulfilled lives. Our LORD Jesus said to His disciples, “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full” (John 15:11). Then in John 16:24 He says, “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” So you see, He wants His joy to be in you and He wants your joy to be made full. He wants you to ask Him for a miracle today. Whether it’s in your finances, academics, marriage or health, it makes no difference to Him at all for He can do anything for you. Always remember, He loves you so very much!

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father! I have received Your Word today. Therefore, I receive my healing, financial increase, restoration and everything I desire from you, in Jesus Christ Mighty Name I pray, Amen!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

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The darker the night, the brighter the light

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The darker the night, the brighter the light

 

For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure. Do all things without murmuring and disputing: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world (Philippians 2:13-15)

If you observe the trend around the world today, it’s though man has finally descended into the deepest depth of corruption, moral decadence and wickedness. Amidst all these, the Bible assures us of victory for we’re not subject to the circumstances of this world; we’re born of the Spirit of God.

We need to learn to think smartly and wisely because of the day we’re living in. we need to realize that the corruption, insincerity or wickedness around us isn’t any problem for us; we must see it as our opportunity. “Opportunity for what?” you may ask. They are your opportunities to show forth the glory of your heavenly Father. If there was no Goliath, there would have been no David. The Word of God would always prevail; it would triumph in any system of government. So, never think the government policies or unfavourable economic conditions are designed to destroy you. If you live by the Word of God there is no government policy or economic system on earth that can beat you.

You have to realize that the darker the night, the more brightly your light shines. Don’t become like them, or talk like them and don’t succumb to their way of doing business. The more evil and the corruption, the brighter your light shines. Jesus said you are the salt of the earth and again He said, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid”   (Matthew 5:14).

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father! I thank You for making me a city that’s set upon a hill and for causing my light to shine in such a way that my world is illuminated with righteousness and the knowledge of Your Word. I ask that You cause Your light to shine more and more through me to chase away every work of darkness in my sphere of contact, in Jesus Christ Name I pray, Amen!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

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God And His Word are One

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God And His Word are One

God and His Word are One (John 1:1). In the book of Genesis, God fashioned the whole creation by His Word. When He said, “Let there be light!” And light appeared (Genesis 1:3) and every other creation came into existence through His Word. In fact, all of God’s creation is kept in its place and maintained together in perfect harmony by the Word (Hebrews 1:3).  God’s Word is so powerful!

Now, Romans 10:8 says, “……The Word is near you, even in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach).” In other words, this all-powerful Word of God is not far from you at all; it’s in your heart and your mouth. That means you can turn the circumstances of your life around to your favour. Just thinking about this alone should make you shout for joy.

If you want to drink a glass of water, do you just stand in front of your refrigerator and say, “Please, give me water?” No! What you do is open the refrigerator and pour yourself a glass of water. In the same manner, you don’t have to keep crying over your needs because God has given you His Word. All you need do is to take from it whatever you desire for your life.

For example, if you’ve been told by the doctors that you will never have children because of some complications in your womb. Don’t cry, because the solution is in the Word! Search through your Bible for a Word that directly deals with your case and begin to declare the same. Before long, the situation will change because the Word doesn’t fail.

Don’t let your senses or the situation lie to you, God’s Word is more real than both. God gave you His Word so you can use it to chart the course of your life. It makes no difference what your need is, as long as there is provision for it in the Word, it’s yours! This is why you must begin to study the Word like never before and be full of it.

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father! Your Word prevails in my life and it causes me to triumph over every situation I face. Your Word in my mouth is as fire and hammer that breaks rocks into pieces, it destroys every situation that’s inconsistent with Your desire, in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

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Don’t Give Up!

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Don’t Give Up!

Galatians 6:9

So, let us not become tired of doing good; for if we do not give up, the time will come when we will reap the harvest.”

Don’t give up! God has harvest your in store for you! The deeper the
foundation is, the higher the building. Many give up right before
their breakthrough; don’t let that be you! You could be one step
of obedience away from your due season!

 

 

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!