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Workshop For Wonders. Sermon And Prayer Point By Pastor E A Adeboye

Pastor E A Adeboye. Daddy G O
Pastor E A Adeboye. Daddy G O

Memorise:

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Acts 10:38

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read: John 9:1-7

1  And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.

2  And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?

3  Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

4  I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

5  As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

6  When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,

7  And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

 

Isaiah_53-5-1: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed
Isaiah_53-5-1: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed

Message

A potential recipient of uncommon miracles is a workshop for wonders. A classic example is the man born blind in today’s Bible reading. No artisan or craftsman can do his work effectively without a workshop. It may amaze you that candidates for miracles are workshops for the miracle-working Jesus. When the disciples confronted Jesus on whether the blind man was born blind as a result of sin, He said neither the man nor his parents did sin. Jesus said he was born blind so that the works of God might be made manifest in him. Jesus swung into action immediately; with His creative divine ability, He produced brand new eyes for this man.

 

 

 

 

 

You too can be a workshop for the great Miracle-worker, provided you are willing to receive your miracle today. There are several things we should learn from the blind man that qualified him as a workshop for wonders. One of these is that this man was available for the miracle. Before someone can be a workshop for wonders, he or she must be available. The blind man was there at the right time when the Miracle-worker was to do His work! Another thing about this man is that he surrendered himself for Jesus to work on. The Bible says:

 

 

 

“When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.”

John 9:6-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

This blind man did not only surrender himself to be worked upon, he carried out all the actions necessary for the actualisation of his miracle. The miracle would not have taken place if he had not cooperated with the Workman – Jesus, by washing at the pool of Siloam. Naaman was another workshop for wonders who cooperated with the process required for the actualisation of his miracle; although this came after his initial self-aggrandisement that would have robbed him of his miracle (2 Kings 5:13-14). My pastoral advice to you is that you should exercise complete obedience in humility to God, His word and His ministers if you want to live in the miraculous this year.

 

 

 

 

Prayer Point:

Father, please make me a workshop for your miracles. Let not my hour of miracles elude me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God 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!

 

 

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

 

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God Answers Prayers By Pastor E A Adeboye

Pastor E A Adeboye. Daddy G O
Pastor E A Adeboye. Daddy G O

Memorise:

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Matthew 7:7

Read: Psalm 5:1-3

1  To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

2  Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

3  My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Psalms_30-5: For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Psalms_30-5: For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Message

Prayer is ordained by God as a means of communication between God and man. Christians are commanded to depend on God completely for all their needs, hopes and aspirations by bringing all their requests to Him in prayer (Philippians 4:6). In today’s memory verse, God challenges anyone who believes in Him to ask and they shall receive, to seek and they shall find, to knock and it shall be opened to them.

He went further in John 16:24 where He said:

 “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”

1-Thessalonians_5-17: Pray without ceasing
1-Thessalonians_5-17: Pray without ceasing

This means that prayer is the means God has provided for Christians to have all of their needs satisfied. For this reason, God did not place any limitation on prayer; He tells us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). So, you can continuously approach heaven without any fear of disturbing God.

Prayer symbolises trust and total dependence on God. Dependence on God for help with spiritual and physical needs arises out of an awareness of human helplessness (Psalm 18:6, Mark 4:38). The word of the Lord to those who would not pray because they have alternative means of getting things done is found in Jeremiah 17:5:

“Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.”

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's Throne Of Grace
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’s Throne Of Grace

But for those who trust in Him, He sends this word in 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 answers prayers because He is the one who commanded that we should pray, and He cannot deny Himself. Because we have access to God through Jesus (Ephesians 3:12), and because Jesus Himself gave us the assurance that He will do whatsoever we ask the Father in His Name (John 15:16), you can therefore go ahead and ask so that your joy may be full. All power in heaven and on earth belongs to God; He is the owner of all things visible and invisible. He is a loving Father, and He is only waiting to hear from you.

Action Point:

Ask God for 5 things you need Him to do for you, and trust Him to answer.

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God 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!

 

 

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

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Put Your Hope In God. What Surprises Us Is No Surprise For Him.

Psalms_63-3: Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
Psalms_63-3: Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.

Psalm 63:1

 

 

 

 

Read: Psalm 57:1-3

 

 

 

 

 

In June 1995, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, was deposed in a coup by his own son, the Crown Prince of Qatar. The Sheikh was in Switzerland when the coup occurred, but he vowed to return and regain the throne. (He didn’t; his son remained the new leader of the nation.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Emir of Qatar was no doubt embarrassed by his grown son’s behavior; parents tend to think that post-adolescent children will be friends for life. But trouble can come at unexpected times. The same thing happened to King David of Israel near the end of his life when his son Absalom rebelled against him (2 Samuel 15). David was broken hearted over his son’s actions and poured out his heart to God in the Judean Desert (Psalm 63). Even in the midst of heartache David vowed to seek God, to rejoice in Him, and to seek refuge “in the shadow of [His] wings” (verse 7). Whether we are young, middle-aged, or older, we should be prepared for trouble. We are born for it, Job said, “as the sparks fly upward” (Job 5:7).

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you are in the desert or green pastures today, put your hope in God. What surprises us is no surprise for Him.

 

 

 

 

Hope is never ill when faith is well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God 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!

 

 

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

 

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Cure For Defeat By Pastor E A Adeboye

Psalms_51-2: Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
Psalms_51-2: Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Memorise:

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 51:1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read: 1 Kings 21:17-29

17  And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,

18  Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it.

19  And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.

20  And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.

21  Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel,

22  And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger, and made Israel to sin.

23  And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.

24  Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.

25  But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.

26  And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

27  And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

28  And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,

29  Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son’s days will I bring the evil upon his house.

 

 

 

 

Pastor E A Adeboye, Daddy G O, RCCG
Pastor E A Adeboye, Daddy G O, RCCG

Message

When a man continues to transgress the law of God, he becomes a profane person, and unless he quickly retraces his steps to the Word of God, he may suffer permanent defeat like Samson who died with his enemies. I pray for someone using this devotional, you will not die with your enemies in Jesus’ Name. If you have suffered defeat due to carelessness, the Lord is interested in getting you back on your feet. The roadmap for your recovery can be found in the manufacturer’s manual – the Bible. Let’s take a look at the Bible therefore to see how you can recover from a defeat.

 

 

 

Deuteronomy_6-7: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deuteronomy_6-7: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

The first thing you need to do is to pay close attention to the voice of the Lord (Deuteronomy 28:1). If you are in a state of defeat, the Lord will send a word to you on how to get out of that state. This word could come through the Bible, through His messengers or by Him speaking directly to your spirit. But you need to be listening in order to hear and recognise His voice. One problem of modern day so-called Christians is their non-readiness to listen to the voice of the Lord. The reason for this is not far-fetched. It is because The Word of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing (1 Corinthians 1:18). Some people have erred to the extent that they teach people not to pay attention to the epistles any more. To them, the contents of the epistles are meant for the original audience to whom they were written and not for those in the 21st century. To come out of your state of defeat, you are not only to pay close attention to the Word, you must also be diligent enough to observe and follow its instructions.

 

 

 

 

Revelation_22-12: And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be
Revelation_22-12: And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be

 “Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.”

Revelation 2:5

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is another thing you must do to pull yourself out of any defeat you may have suffered. David knew this secret and he employed it to his advantage. My prayer for you is that, in whatever area you have suffered defeat, the Lord will restore and grant you permanent victory in Jesus’ Name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Action Point:

Take a spiritual inventory of your life and determine in what areas you need revival. Call upon God to revive you in these areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God 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!

 

 

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

 

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Wearing A Mask? By Pastor E A Adeboye

Psalms_103-8: The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy
Psalms_103-8: The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy

Memorise:

Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.

Psalm 86:3

Read: Psalm 88:1-9

1  A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite. O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:

2  Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;

3  For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

4  I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:

5  Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.

6  Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

7  Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.

8  Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

9  Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

Pastor E A Adeboye, Daddy G O, RCCG
Pastor E A Adeboye, Daddy G O, RCCG

Message

A mask is a full or partial cover for the face. It is used for disguise; to hide a person’s true identity, character or intentions away from being known or noticed. Also, the word “mask” could refer to a lifestyle that hides the real personality and emotions of a person. Putting on a mask portrays a hidden agenda, falsehood, hypocrisy, pretence, deception and double-mindedness. These are terms that should never be used to qualify a Christian or any action taken by a person who professes to be born-again.

 

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.
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.

“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.”

Philippians 4:8

God expects His children to be truthful and honest in all things. Our utterances, outward appearance and the testimony about us should be a reflection of the inward person in us. Our “yes” should be yes and our “no” should be no. Children of God should know how to speak the truth without hypocrisy (1 Timothy 4:2). Living a life of pretence is bad for many reasons, but the effect is more pronounced in prayers. When a person outwardly pretends to be born-again, holy, righteous, rich, happy and fulfilled, the inward man remains fully aware of the real situation and will find it very difficult to pray. Most importantly, James 1:6-8 confirms that God will never answer such prayers.

 “For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.”

James 1:7

The fathers and mothers of faith recorded in the Bible succeeded because they lived honest lives. From Bible accounts, Abraham, Moses, Elijah and David were very open and honest even in their mistakes. King David confessed his sins and cried to God for help and assistance. It is time to remove every mask and be sincere with God. Approach the throne of grace with genuine repentance and make your request known to God with all honesty. I prophecy that every request you make today will surely turn to a testimony in the Name of Jesus.

Prayer Point:

Father, please destroy the root of hypocrisy, pretence and deception in my life in Jesus’ Name.

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God 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!

 

 

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

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If You Are Looking For Something To Complain About, You Will ALWAYS Find It

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.
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.

Recently, there was a thread of comments underneath a picture posted online by an athlete. It was a picture of him with his family, on an airplane heading to the Pro Bowl. The comments by his “fans” were amazing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Is that first class?”

 

 

 

 

“You should be in first class.”

 

 

 

 

“Why would you squeeze in those three seats when you have the money to sit in comfort?”

 

 

 

“Probably the team plane!”

 

 

 

“One of those kids doesn’t look happy! Going to be a miserable flight.”

 

 

 

 

 

As I read these comments, it dawns on me – if you are looking for something to complain about, you will ALWAYS find it.

 

 

 

 

 

Take a different approach and choose to ALWAYS see the good, the positive, the hopeful. Sometimes you have to dig a little deeper to find it, but why not focus on less complaining and more praising.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.

 

 

Philippians 2:14-15

 

 

 

 

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God 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!

 

 

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

 

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Lamentation As Praise By Pastor E A Adeboye.

Psalms_30-5: For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Psalms_30-5: For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Memorise:

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Psalm 30:5

 

 

 

 

Read: Psalm 30:7-12

7  LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

8  I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.

9  What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

10  Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.

11  Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

12  To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

 

 

 

 

Message

A lamentation is a song of mourning or sorrow. In the Bible, lamentations were usually motivated by national disasters (2 Chronicles 35:25), by bereavement (2 Samuel 3:33-34), personal suffering (Psalm 102:1-11) or by the judgment of God (Amos 5:1-2). Lamentations could also be inspired by repentance as shown in Daniel 9:4-20.

 

 

 

A lamentation can contain praise to express thanksgiving and gratitude to the Almighty God. Such was the lamentation of Daniel in Daniel 9. It was laced with praises to God even though He was mourning the captivity of the children of Israel. No wonder the Lord heard his lamentation and quickly dispatched an archangel to comfort him. Jesus in Matthew 5:4 said:

 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”

 

 

 

 

 

This reveals that there is blessedness even in mourning. There is still a reason to glorify God for His goodness and His mercy even in mourning. It shows that though there is lamentation, there will be clear reasons to praise God at the end. Singing songs of sorrow can therefore lead to comfort.

 

 

 

 

An example of sorrow leading to comfort is seen when we lament for our sins, mistakes and errors in such a way that leads to genuine repentance. Such repentance leads to righteousness:

 

 

 

 “Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”

2 Corinthians 7:9-10

 

 

 

In the above passage, the lamentation and sorrow of the Corinthians led to repentance. Paul rejoiced to see this genuine repentance take place in the life of the people. Godly sorrow brings repentance unto salvation. What started as lamentation or a song of sorrow, produced reasons to praise God at the end. Lamentation becomes a source of praise when godly sorrow produces genuine repentance. Such repentance leads to the joy of salvation, divine approval and blessing.

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer Point:

Father, let your Church experience godly sorrow that leads to genuine repentance in Jesus’ Name.

 

 

 

 

 

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God 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!

 

 

 

 

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

 

 

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My Pastor Talks And Walks Like A Movie Star. He Enjoys The Superstar Spotlights! In His Mind He Thinks He Is Elvis Presley And Michael Jackson Perfectly Blended Together. My Pastor Is A Celebrity!

My Pastor Talks And Walks Like A Movie Star. He Enjoys The Superstar Spotlights! In His Mind He Thinks He Is Elvis Presley And Michael Jackson Perfectly Blended Together. My Pastor Is A Celebrity!.

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My Pastor Talks And Walks Like A Movie Star. He Enjoys The Superstar Spotlights! In His Mind He Thinks He Is Elvis Presley And Michael Jackson Perfectly Blended Together. My Pastor Is A Celebrity!

2-Timothy_3-16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness
2-Timothy_3-16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness

2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have being under the tutelage of many pastors, all most all are great men and women of God, who always encourage me to pick up my “Cross” daily. Some love me unconditionally, while some give “Tough Love”. Sometimes a kick at the butt, works, to spur me into action, whenever the devil wants to mess with my true identity in Christ Jesus.

 

 

 

 

Lately, my pastor who would be like 10 years older than me talks and walks like a movie star, he enjoys the Superstar spotlights, never misses a chance to rub his successes on my face. My pastor is a local celebrity!

 

 

 

 

He particularly dislikes me (I don’t want to use the word HATE) on few occasions his actions speak loud than word. He has never missed an opportunity to rubbish me both in public and in private.

 

 

 

One occasion I confronted him, he said to me: “I run the show here, if you don’t like it, please leave! We won’t miss you”

 

 

 

 

I pray I will not be excommunicated from the church, when he gets to read this! God please help me! I know I am not perfect! (I should first of all remove the log of wood in my eyes before I think of removing the speck in my pastor’s eyes!

 

 

 

 

God please forgive me, in Jesus Christ Name I pray, Amen!

 

 

 

 

I abstain from every personal judgment!

 

 

 

 

 

My Pastor Has A Superstar Mentality And I can prove it

 

 

 

  1. My Diva Pastor has a huge sense of entitlement.

 

He thinks more highly of himself than he ought to think and believe in his heart that he deserves better treatment than any other human being (Romans 12).

 

Romans_12-2: And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God
Romans_12-2: And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God

 

 

 

  1. Because of My Pastor’s celebrity status he thinks he is above the law most times.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. My Superstar pastor thinks no one is qualified to speak into his life

 

 

 

 

 

He thinks that, since he is so spiritual and successful, he has reached a point that no one is able to speak into his life or teach him anything.

Is this person as wealthy as I am? Or do they have as many people in their parish as I do? How many real estate investments do they have? Before he even consider hearing what they have to say!

 

 

 

 

 

  1. My Superstar Pastor Is Super Materialistic and he knows how to play to the gallery. He is an entertainer.

 

My pastor does not mingle with the “poor” in his parish. They irritate him all most all the time, he is very suspicious of them.

“How much tithe and offerings do they bring to the House of The LORD?”

He visits the homes and offices of only the rich and famous among us. And he sends the junior pastors to minister to the downtrodden in his congregation.

And painfully most junior pastors have started acting and talking like my Diva Pastor!

But My Diva Pastor still prays for all that are able to meet him for prayers and counselling!! That’s still a kudos for him!

My Superstar pastor wears colourful outfits, drives few of the latest automobiles and always gives powerful sermons. Never a dull moment, whenever he climbs the altar.

To the glory of God Almighty my life has being richly blessed by his sermons, prayers, and prayer points, but very little by his personality!

 

 

 

 

 

  1. My Superstar Pastor does not trust anyone.

 

He lacks intimate relationship with anyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Pastor Is A Super Diva!

In closing, this article was written in love. I still love my Diva Superstar Pastor! I just wish he would be more human in his dealings with those he considers “beneath” him.

Ecclesiastes 9:11 “I returned, and saw under the sun, that 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, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”

 

 

 

Not every unemployed youth is a thief!

 

 

Not every unshaven, red eyed youth is a drug addict.

 

 

Poverty and hunger discolour the white pigments of the eyes!

 

 

 

Heaven is not for only the rich and famous, neither are churches built for them alone. I might be Mr Nobody today! But God has not yet finished with me, I could be Mr. President tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

Please Sir! Don’t forget your humble background,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God 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!

 

 

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

 

 

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Jesus Is Coming Back, It Could Even Be Today

Revelation_22-12: And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be
Revelation_22-12: And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be

Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.

Revelation 1:3

 

 

 

An economist released a book earlier this year predicting the collapse of the global monetary system, but in a recent interview he confessed he got something wrong. “The tempo of events is faster than expected,” he said. “Therefore some of these catastrophic outcomes may come sooner than I wrote about.”1 That’s how Christians feel about world events. Rogue nations are acquiring nuclear weapons. Terrorism is a constant threat. Government surveillance is relentless. Middle East tensions are rising. Missionary work is expanding. And morals are collapsing like dominoes.

 

 

 

 

What a great time to read and study the book of Revelation! When we read the Bible’s concluding book, we’re motivated by its promise of blessing — Christ’s return. He is coming swiftly. He is coming surely. He is coming suddenly. And He is coming for us.

 

 

 

 

If you’re anxious about the state of the world, that’s understandable. But trade your anxiety for the blessing of hearing the words of Scripture, keeping them in faith and obedience, and remembering the time is near.

 

 

 

Jesus is coming back — it could even be today.

 

 

David Jeremiah

 

1″‘Death of Money’: Author Rickards predicts collapse of global monetary system,” trunews.com/death-money-author-rickards-predicts-collapse-global-monetary-system/ (accessed June 23, 2014).

 

 

 

 

 

 

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God 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!

 

 

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

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Is Any Among You Afflicted? Let Him Pray. Is Any Merry? Let Him Sing Psalms

Colossians_3-16-3: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. God Answers Prayers
Colossians_3-16-3: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. God Answers Prayers

James 5:13

Is Any Among You Afflicted? Let Him Pray. Is Any Merry? Let Him Sing Psalms.

 

 

 

 

 

Bill kept telling June to ask God for help. June couldn’t quite bring herself to do it. Prayer was for weaklings. Only people who couldn’t handle life prayed. June would rather struggle by on her own than rely on a crutch. False pride is a sad affliction. People who feel that they are strong enough to handle every situation of life only fool themselves. Everyone is weak at some point in their life. The truly strong person is the one who acknowledges his weakness and has the wisdom to turn to God for help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God 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!

 

 

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

 

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Declining Societies. When Culture Changes Around Us, God’s Standard Of Living Does Not. God Constantly Scans, East To West, North To South, Seeking Loyal Hearts

2-Chronicles_7-14: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land
2-Chronicles_7-14: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.

2 Chronicles 16:9

 

 

 

 

 

Quick, call the repairman! Something’s wrong with our TV sets. Suddenly all over the world they’re exploding in radioactive levels of profanity and toxic sewage, contaminating houses and homes like leaking reactors. It’s so bad, even Time Magazine posed the question, “Is there an epidemic of nudity on prime-time TV?”1

 

 

 

 

As we lament the proliferation of immorality all around us, we’re tempted to despair. But it helps to consider the greatest heroes of the Bible. They too lived in declining societies, and they lamented the falling standards of their day. Even in the book of Genesis, the heroes of the faith — men like Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, and Joseph — faced the challenge of living godly lives in a shifting culture and amid collapsing standards of morality.

 

 

 

 

When culture changes around us, God’s standard of living does not. Even when we’re engulfed by evil, the eyes of the Lord range to and fro throughout all the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.

 

 

 

 

It’s not the repairman we need. It’s the Redeemer.

 

 

 

 

God constantly scans, east to west, north to south, seeking loyal hearts. Why? In order to show Himself strong by working in our lives.

Bruce Wilkinson

 

1Gary Susman, “Is There an Epidemic of Nudity on Prime-Time TV?” TIME, June 10, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God 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!

 

 

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!