THE PAIN YOU WENT THROUGH WASN’T MEANT TO KILL YOU

Never underestimate the power of God working in you.It is the Lord our God who has been with you through it all.If those sufferings, pain and challenges were meant to kill you, you wouldn’t have been where you you are today. His grace and mercy carried you.The very same pain which you encountered may have been your pot in which you were being cooked, prepared and molded.

God does not answer all our “whys” , but He is always there  to listen to all our  “thanks giving”.Even when you are going through the darkest and painful part of life,never lose your faith, stand firm and call on the name of the Lord.God hasn’t abandoned you.Never think that you are a mistake,and you will never be.Almost everyone has at some point done things which they are not proud of.They have made mistakes along the way,but that doesn’t that you are a mistake.

The pain of losing your loved ones,the pain of being rejected, being sidelined.The pain of encountering the things which you never even imagined yourself going through.God is replacing all your tears with joy and laughter.

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REFUSE TO BE HAUNTED BY YOUR PAST

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Many Christians find it too difficult to deal with their past.Well, the term “your past” explains itself. Your past is just a record of things which happened to you or which you did in the past.People concentrate more on that which affected them in the past,the things which hindered them to achieve their goals in life. For you to be successful,you should avoid concentrating more on your past.It only leaves  you with limited time to focus on the future.Limited time to design a plan about  your life.

Having failed at some point doesn’t necessarily mean that you are a failure.Remember, no matter how many people call you a failure, that will not make you a loser unless you make one out of yourself .You are created for bigger and better things, greater and glorious things.

Take a bold step and deal with those things which haunt your life.Never allow the past to rob you of your future.You are not a prisoner of your past  you are not a slave of your past.God destined you to excel in all things.

Always thank God for all He has done in your life,and for who He is in your life.Appreciate yourself and believe God for greater things.

 

COMING OUT OF A LAZARUS SITUATION (part 2)

I would love to greet you all in the precious and mighty name of our Lord Jesus.

When your life is in a grave situation, it means that there is no movement in your life.There is no progress.Everything is just turning bitter.It even feels like nothing is working for you.There is no joy in your life ,in your marriage or in your career.No wonder why, in the graves there’s no laughter nor joy.

Coming out of a grave situation takes God’s special intervention.May I take this opportunity to encourage all my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.Our God is able to do just what he said He will do.It may take decades or years, but He will do it, it may take months or weeks, my God shall do it,  It may get worse before it gets better, but God will never ever fail you.

What is it that is not working in your life? Just surrender it to God.I know you are going through some pain, you may be crying day and night with no one to wipe away your tears.God is our present place of help.The word of God says that weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.(PSALMS 30:5). I strongly feel that it’s dawning for somebody.You are just about to experience an everlasting joy that comes from the Lord.

I believe that God is taking you to another level.I am here to declare today that fear is no longer your portion, being sidelined is not your portion.You are highly favored.No devil can bewitched you.Not even the devil can curse that which God has blessed.Right where you are,the favor of God is locating you.No longer will you live your life in a grave situation, in a Lazarus situation.

God is restoring whatever the devil had robbed you of.Your family is coming back to life.Your marriage is coming back to life, your business, your career.

Grace and peace be with you.

COMING OUT OF A LAZARUS SITUATION (part 1)

At some point in life there are things that you go through not because you are not praying, not because you are not a child of God, not because you have committed some sin…But to fulfil God’s will and purpose.
We read it in scriptures that Lazarus was a good friend of Jesus, he still got sick and died.It wasn’t because of disobedience, his death was for the glory of God.
There are certain situations which you cannot avoid because they must take place for the glory of God.
He is a great God, no situation, no pain ,no infirmity or sickness can stand in His way.
When a coming out of a situation part comes, nobody can say no.Lazarus had been dead and in the grave for four days when Jesus came to their homestead.He spoke a word, and Lazarus came back to life.No matter how bad your situation is, it can still change.With God it doesn’t matter how long one has been in a situation.
When you are in a Lazarus situation, it feels like you are all by yourself in some spiritual grave, financial grave, health grave and relationship graves. It feels like nobody is willing to come to your rescue.
God is with you,He knows all your struggles, all your situations, when the coming out part comes ,no witchcraft can hinder you.

Scripture Reading: John 11:1-44
……….to be continued on Part 2……….

BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS

Whatever situation that you are going through, God is with you, He still cares about you, He still loves you.Never let your present challenges rename you, don’t lose heart child of God.
The word of God wouldn’t have encouraged us to be strong if there was nothing that needs us to be strong along the way.Just believe in God and never doubt Him.
The challenges and pain you are faced with do not mean that you are not christian enough.You only need to be strong and courageous.In the light of Isaiah 54:17- The word doesn’t promise us that there will be no weapon which will be forged against us,no.But it say no weapon formed against us will prevail. Christianity doesn’t mean that everything will come on a silver platter.You need to use the courage and strength which you have.
Whatever challenge in the ministry,trust in Jesus, hold on, be it in your marriage, family or business, hold on.Pray, pray and pray.

YOU HAVE ALL IT TAKES TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN

It took courage for Moses to confront Pharaoh,it took diligence for Ruth to become Boaz’s wife, it took his tongue for Jabez to resist the life of pain,it took power and authority for Jesus to call Herod a fox, child of God it always takes determination of some kind to become a great somebody.Never underestimate the power of God that is inside you.
Activate the power of God invested in you….You are carrying someone else’s testimony, you are carrying someone else’s business….I mean there’s a lot that God invested in you.Change the way you see yourself.Remember, you are not called to watch things happen,but to make things happen.
….THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR YOU….

IF ANY MAN BE IN CHRIST…..

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new-2 Corinthians  5:17 (KJV)

At one point of time I thought there were certain special qualifications for one to  become a new creature, but then after reading this scripture I was reminded that all I need is Christ Jesus in my life.May I take this opportunity to remind you that you are complete in Christ.I don’t need to wait until I have all the money I want for me to be complete in Christ, to be a new creature.I don’t need to wait until I reach certain age or position.We are never too young or too old to become new in Christ.This portion of scripture made me realize that right where I am , where I stay and just as I am,  I am a new creature and complete in Christ once I am in Christ Jesus.

It all comes by receiving The Lord Jesus Christ into your life.You can never buy this new kind of life.It has nothing to do with the level of intelligence or the number connections that you have , but only by Jesus.

Don’t give up, don’t despair.Now that you are in Christ, God will lift you up from that deep muddy clay.You are yet to see wonderful and marvelous things coming your way.You may not be driving fancy cars,living in a big mansion with all the money you want, but you are still complete in Christ.
May The Lord God Lift Up His Countenance Upon You And Your Family.

YOU ARE WHO GOD SAYS YOU ARE

There are people who are living miserable lives because of what other people say about them.People are capable of locking you up in box  of misery and low self-esteem if you don’t know who you are.Some may say that you are ugly and not lovely, while some may say you are beautiful or handsome.

I Believe that there’s every reason why you are that short,that tall,that dark,light or slim.You are God’s creation.Greater is He that is within you than he that is in the world.Look at yourself in a mirror and see God’s wonderful creation.

People may tell you that you would have been more beautiful if were a bit lighter ,bigger,darker,taller or shorter than you are.Paying more attention to what people say about you or about your body may lead to a very stressful life, whereas listening to what God says about you brings, peace ,joy,love and a more healthier life.

You need to know and identify yourself.Love yourself, respect yourself, appreciate yourself as you are and thank God for creating you in that way.I really don’t believe that God may have made some mistakes when he formed and created you.Never let people’s words and comments drag you where you don’t belong.

You are wonderfully and fearfully created after God’s own image.You are who you are, you cannot be someone you are not, you cannot live somebody else’s life.People may look at you and see an ordinary person, but you are more than that.

Scripture Reading: PSALMS 139:14

PRAY,PLAN AND IMPLEMENT

You can never plan in life until you have a goal to achieve.Planning means coming up with some strategy on how you want to achieve your goals.
Life requires you to have a plan on how you want to live,how you want to do things.

Planning, give yourself time to think about what you want to do,where exactly do you want to do it, how and what is the expected outcome.In as much as our lives and tomorrow are in the hands of our almighty God and Father, we shouldn’t brush away the fact that He is the same God who gave us power to plan, think, make decisions and choosing between good and bad.
It is very very unfortunate that a lot of people choose to lead direction less lives.
You should have a technical plan of those things that you want to do, cutting putting aside the unwanted ones.

Good planners always put first things first.In the planning world, there is a law of prioritizing. In the planning world,mixing up things means messing up things. If you don’t plan, situations will always catch off guard.Planners know when to walk and when to run.They know when to talk and when to be quite.They know when to stand and when to kneel.There is so much power in planning.You are most likely to make more mistakes in life when you don’t plan.

People who have plans always correct their mistakes and learn from them, but the ones that don’t plan,rather than correcting their mistakes, they get corrected by their mistakes the hard way.
May God and the Father protect you and your families.

Scripture Reading : ECCLESIASTES 9:10

WHEN THE HEAVENS VISIT YOUR LIFE

God still has great things in-store for you, don’t despair, don’t give up.I know a lot has happened, you may have been through some staff on life.Your very same mouth with which you cried, will be filled with laughter.Your very same eyes with which you drop tears every night, are yet to see marvelous things.God is bringing some new staff in your life.

God is restoring the years the locusts have eaten.Your joy is around the corner.It is here.You are yet to put on a smile child of God.You have sung a song of sorrow long enough.The songs of joy are on the way.The word of God says that weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.You may have lost all your loved ones.I am here to announce to you that the time is now, whereby you will no longer say “why me”, but you will say ” try me “.

At times things get tough such that you no longer believe you will ever put on a smile.When God comes in, nothing can stop him.He brings a permanent turnaround in one’s life.He brings the kind of joy which no man can take away.There are people who help you out when you are in trouble only for them to feel big, to brag about it,but God’s blessing makes one rich,and He adds no sorrow into it.Believe,trust, hope, have faith and pray.

Scripture Reading PSALMS 126:1 & 2

EXCUSES: THE PERFECT TOOLS TO BUILD NOTHING

While everyone else was in a hideout because of the Midianites which were so oppressive, Gideon was busy in the threshing floor.The Midianites had destroyed everything which belonged to the Isrielites such that they were left with no choice but to go and hide in the mountains.
Despite all the challenges and pain caused by their enemies, Gideon chose to beat the odds.In life you can never archive anything by making excuses.Gideon would have had a reasonable excuse for not threshing wheat.
Never allow yourself to live a life of excuses.There’s never a kingdom that was built upon excuses.No dream has ever been fulfilled by making excuses.Every time you fill like taking a bold step in the right direction, you come up with one or two excuses.It is time you tell yourself that you will do it anyway.If Gideon did it anyway, you can also do it anyway.
There will be always Midianites in life that come to oppress, frustrate and hinder you,but is it up to you to change the way you think.Take responsibility,rather than making excuses.If you want to be great in life, don’t focus on your weaknesses, but your strengths.Many people who love making excuses also like pointing fingers and blame other people for their failures, which does not help.Excuses never change anything, they only make you feel comfortable in your failures.
It is not only being financially stable that makes your dream come, but how determined you are.Right where there are challenges, opposition and criticism, you can still chose make it.

Scripture Reading : Judges 6:1-11

DEFEATING THE GOLIATHS OF LIFE

In this life there are too many Goliaths that we encounter in our Christian journey. These Goliaths are there to try by all means to hinder us from succeeding in life. Every time you try to push forward in your life, there is a Goliath standing in your way. Some are Goliaths of sin, some are of poverty, some of frustration. The goods news is that these Goliaths of life can still be conquered.

Be optimistic, it takes someone who is focused, someone that knows well very where they belong. Don’t lose the battle before it even starts. Many battles are lost in our minds because we always think that we can’t make it.

When the battle against the giant was just about to begin, Saul armoured David with his own weapons. But David knew he didn’t need Saul’s armour to win the battle, he didn’t need to pretend to be someone else,but the name of the Lord was more than enough for him to overcome the giant. Some battles don’t even need your opinion nor effort to win, but they only depend on who you trust, who you look up to. Even David’s own people thought that he was too small for the giant Goliath. At times we get discouraged by our own friends, our own people from our families. It’s not all about your age, your background, or about how long you have been in the game, but the power is in the name of the Lord.

We do not walk by sight, but by faith, do not be intimidated by the size of the enemy. Not everything that looks big is really that big. At times it is just fear that makes things appear too big to conquer. Never allow the Goliaths of life to defeat you.

Know who’s side you are on. If ever you are going to win in any battle, you need to know very well who’s side you are on. Do not be a double-minded Christian. Set your goals and make sure you know them right well. Follow and pursue them.It doesn’t matter where you are coming from, you should know where you are and where you are going.

Refuse to be loser, refuse to be a failure in life, yes, you may have failed at some point in life, but that doesn’t mean that you are a failure. Trust the name of the Lord. There is still so much power in the name of Jesus.

God Bless You All

SCRIPTURE READING : I SAMUEL 17:1-58

THE FAVOR OF GOD

…………and all these things shall be added unto you. When the Lord favors you, you will find no reasons to run after blessings and some other things. When you are favored, nobody can take it away from you. Even the devil himself can’t stop you, he definitely cannot stand on your way. God’s favor automatically shines upon you, you can’t fake it, you can’t force. Wherever you go, the blessing of God follows you, not the other way round. The favor of God is not earned; it is an unmerited favor from the Lord. God doesn’t need you to have certain qualifications for Him to favor. There are no special requirements, He doesn’t look at what you have or don’t have. He doesn’t even consider your background or anything. You don’t have to be someone else for Him to favor you. Don’t Confuse being rich and being favored. I can have all the things i want in the world ,but still not favored,I can be poor ,but still not favored,Favor is when chooses,picks you and shows you His grace ,love and mercy.

FINDING YOURSELF

The Philistines thought that it was all over about Samson,they thought they were done with him.Little did they realize that his hair was growing back.Little did they know that he would still find himself.They had done all the staff they wanted to do with him.Yes,they had gorged out both his eyes, but Samson never forgot his identity.
I have a message for you: It doesn’t matter what the devil has done to you, to your family ,to your job, to your marriage.He may have stolen all your joy and peace.It doesn’t matter who made who made your life to be what it is today.I know they broke your heart, I know they left you, I know they played and fooled you.The good news is that you can still find yourself.You may have lost everything in your life, but finding yourself plays a paramount role in getting back on your two feet.You may have been discouraged by people and situations.Suicide is not the solution, blaming people won’t help either.The demons have mocked you long enough.
The bible says that when the Philistines were still busy and having fun, mocking him,Samson asked one young to lead him to the central pillars of the building.They thought there was some kind of dancing which Samson wanted to do by the pillars, not knowing it was their end.
After all that you have encountered, always run to the Pillar of your strength, which is God.I know I have made mistakes, I am well aware of all the things I did which I am not proud of, but all I want is the my PILLAR.After all the failures I have encountered, I need the PILLAR.If it be your will Lord, I would rather lose everything else, but FIND MYSELF.
Find yourself before you are found by things
May God bless you all.

Scripture Reading : Judges 16:4_31

YOU ARE UNIQUE

Never allow situations,challenges and failure to rename you.God knows you by name and surname, by your addresses, He knows every detail of your life. He even knows all your struggles. He knows your tears .God’s sees you through.Before you were born, God knew about you , before you were even formed he anointed and ordained you. You are way more than what you think you are.
When God spoke to Jeremiah, He told him of how great he was,but Jeremiah thought that he was way too young for the things which God spoke of.
Then the Lord God said to Jeremiah, ” DON’T SAY YOU ARE TOO YOUNG”
When God created you, there’s greatness of some kind which he created in you.Don’t compare yourself with other people, other pastors, other singers,or other workers.You are who you are for a specific reason.You are unique just as you are.Love and appreciate yourself.See God’s creation in you.

Scripture Reading : Jeremiah 1 : 4-19

MORNING

Lord thank you for grace today.You made me see this day ,through all the threatening situations Lord,here I am because of your unconditional love. Through the waters ,  you carried me Lord,I wasn’t swept away. You healed me from all deadly and threatening sicknesses.I lift up my voice to give you praise and worship today, i lift my hands to you .

MY PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY

May the grace of God keep you, may His face shine upon you.Find peace and love in His presence.To our fellow brothers and sisters in hospitals, I speak the living Word of God, receive instant healing in the Name of Jesus.To those in need, my God shall supply all your needs according to His glorious riches.To those which are traveling today, journey mercies beloved.

You are blessed and you are a blessing yourself. This is a prayer from my heart.I love you all people of God.

PSALMS 91

I AM READY TO FACE TOMORROW

Because He lives i can face tomorrow,I’m not afraid of of what life may throw at me.I have a a great God by my side. I won’t be intimidated by threatening situations. I am walking in the favor of God.No weapon formed against me shall prosper. I may have failed at some point , but that doesn’t mean I am a failure. God is with me, even through the rough and darkest times, He holds my hand, through the waters  the Lord is with me.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Lord I want to thank you today who you are in my life,for the things you have done to me.I know very well that without you I wouldn’t have made it.Thank for taking care of my life, my family .Thank for perfecting all that concerns me.I give you praise and glory today.

My God,may you bless all my relatives,friends,colleagues, everyone i know and those that i don’t know.I pray in Jesus Name …..AMEN.

…THAT I MAY KNOW HIM, AND THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION…

…that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.Philippians 3:10(ESV)
Knowing about Jesus is not enough for a christian life, you need to know Him..and [experience] the power of His resurrection.Knowing God doesn’t end there,it is your mandate as a christian to lead a godly life.To become more like Him.

We are not called to judge other fellow christians.God wants us to know Him.To know and understand how He wants us to do things.
We are living in a world where every individual believes that they are right ,and everyone else is getting it wrong.Not to mention our churches today….one ministry,church,assembly or gathering believes that other churches miss it somewhere somehow.

There has been blame game being played in churches, pointing fingers at each other…but the question is: DO WE KNOW HIM AND THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION?If His death had so much power to raise the bodies of the dead saints back to life, what more the power of His resurrection.There’s no way you may know and experience this power and remain the same.The power that brings a turnaround.

God wants us to unite and preach the gospel of Christ and Him crucified.It is not all about who’s right and who’s wrong.But about knowing Him and experiencing His power.

The Manifestation Of God’s Power In The Death Of Jesus Christ

Matthew 27:52 – The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised,

You can not stop God’s plan.He has his own way of handling things.We see the manifestation of His power, that even the dead saints were raised by the power of Jesus’ death. Whatever is of God, born of God and led by God can not be stopped.

IN PURSUIT OF YOUR DREAMS

Don’t die with your dreams still closed inside you.
Successful people chose to follow their dreams rather than people’s opinions.Successful people think big.They don’t just do things for the sake of doing them.

When you have a dream to pursue,you set goals in life.
You need to understand that no one can take it away from you , unless you sell it yourself.Even when things get tougher in life, you don’t abandon your dream, but in fact that’s the right time to stand and support your dream.It’s time to get busy with your dreams, be an employee of your own dreams.

How much time do you give yourself in a day to think deep about your dream?What is it that you are doing which contributes to your dream and goals?What are those little things that stop you from following your dream?You need to identify and confront those things.

…..Judges 6:14
Then the Lord turned to him and said, “Go with the strength you have…..
Gideon thought that the Lord was still going to give him strength, but he was told to go in the strength he had.Right from where you are child of God, rise and pursue your dream with the strength you have.

This made me realize that there is a lot of people out there that have strength and potential, the only problem is that they are not aware of that strength.Champions are not afraid of storms, difficulties are just motivations to keep them going.

It doesn’t matter how much time it takes for you to reach your destiny, keep going, keep moving.It may take weeks, months ,years or decades but it surely shall come to pass.

A GOD OF WONDERS

God knows no boundaries,He can not be hindered, He can not be limited.When God shows you His grace, nobody can stop Him, even the devil himself can’t stop this God.He is able to fit you even where you never thought you would fit.He takes a nobody, and makes him a somebody.I have seen God do miracles in my life, I know where He took me from.

WE ARE GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE

1 Peter 2
[9]But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

Let the life that you live reflect that you belong in the chosen family.We are a holy nation belonging to God.In our chosen family there’s peace,love and joy.In our chosen family we don’t hold grudges,but forgive.In our family we are not frustrated.We enjoy being our Father’s own chosen children.We are grateful, In our Father’s house, we don’t let pride destroy our families, relationships and friendships.

We are not visitors in this family, we belong here.When you are from a royal family, you life should align with royalty standards.Don’t live as if you’re a visitor.

Never let frustration destroy your relationship with God and people.Frustrated people tend to frustrated other people. Hurting people hurt other people.Be a fan of love, be a fan of peace.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

It was when the three men were in the furnace of fire when the forth man appeared.There is no need to fight, there is no need to be afraid. At times you should let Nebuchadnezzar throw you into that fire for him to see you have a great God by your side.You know that you are safe under God’s protection.It is God, the Lord of hosts that fights all your wars.
Our God is not the kind of God that leaves you when things are tough. Never compromise or undermine your God and your standards because of some threats from people or the devil.Through it all, God is going to take care of you.

Scripture Reading Daniel 3

DON’T TELL GOD HOW BIG YOUR PROBLEM IS, RATHER,TELL YOUR PROBLEM HOW BIG YOUR GOD IS

Isaiah 54:17 (NLT)

 But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed.
You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you.
These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord;
their vindication will come from me.
I, the Lord, have spoken!

You have a great who is always by your side to fight all your wars, who disarms the enemy all the the weapons which were meant to harm you. No witchcraft formed against your life, your future, your marriage and success shall prosper. You are walking in victory, you are anointed, your cup is running over. Joy is yours, peace is your portion. You will live to the goodness of the Lord.

THE ONLY NAME THAT HAS POWER TO CHANGE SITUATIONS

Not every situation needs your money to be solved, not every problem requires your knowledge and sharp mind. In as much as advices from friends and colleagues are of help, at times the only thing you have to do is call on the powerful name of the Lord Jesus. God gave Him the most powerful name in heaven, on earth and under the earth. I might be a great and well respected man, I may have all the money that I want, but it is only the name of Jesus that changes situations. The name heals the sick, the name that brings about solutions, it brings peace, joy and love. There are certain things that won’t let go of you until you call on the name of Jesus. At the mention of the name Jesus, the kingdom of darkness trembles. Let’s not be deceived, there is still so much power in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The solutions for your marriage, for your business, for your job is in the name of Jesus. The strength of a man is measured by how many times he beats up the wife, but by how much he calls on the name of the Lord. A warm home, calm home, peaceful home and lovely home is where the name of Jesus is mention each and every day. It doesn’t how old or young you are, when you call the powerful name, things change and demons flee. It carries testimonies.

Right from where you are, cry out and call upon the name of Jesus, I guarantee you that there will be a turnaround in your life. Remember, we get the power to stand in kneeling to God.

Scripture Reading: Philippians 2

9Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place

and gave Him the name above all names,

10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

 

THE POWER OF VISION

GENESIS 37:24-26

There is so much power in a vision,refuse to to lead a vision less life.The Word of God says , Where there is no vision , people perish. (PROVERBS 29:18)There is no way you can live a successful life if you don’t have a vision.When you don’t have a vision , everything falls apart.You do things just because everyone around you is doing it.People with a vision live their life, they don’t try to be someone else,they don’t imitate, they don’t live to impress anyone, but live in accordance with the Word of God.People with a vision don’t just stop to respond to every dog that barks around them, rather, they keep moving towards their goal.

Your vision speaks for you, your vision defends you, your vision protects you.They may try to press you down , but your vision will say NO. Joseph was cast into a deep dry pit by his brothers, but the pit couldn’t contain the power of the VISION which Joseph had. As a visionary you wont be afraid of challenges in life, to you they are just stepping stones pushing you to your God-given destiny.Let them mock you , they will soon mark you.

#LET YOUR VISION SPEAK FOR YOU

GENESIS 37:24-26

24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.

25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.

26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?

 

 

OVERCOMING FEAR

Title:Overcoming Fear

Scripture Reading : Judges 14:1-7

-Samsom was up on a mission to get his beautiful wife when he was faced with challenges.
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-The devil always attacks when you rise to do a mission, he doesn’t bother himself with people that don’t do anything.
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-Let nothing intimidate you along the way, any mission needs determination of some kind.
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-You cant accomplish anything when you are a pretender, lazy and a mediocre.
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-At times the fact that you are not facing any challenges doesn’t meant all is well, it is because you are not on any mission.
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-Any mission requires a confident individual.Someone who will not allow challenges to stop them.
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-It was when Samson was on his way to get what he wanted when a YOUNG LION roared.
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-Many christians give up when they hear a lion roar.The lion roared because even itself was scared of Samson.
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-Most of the times in life we are scared of things which are scared of us too.
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-Mediocrity is when you don’t even want to try anything because you are scared of failing.
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-When you are scared of the unknown.

Fear is very very dangerous and destructive
-Fear is a spirit.
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When dealing with fear, you always keep in mind that you are dealing with a spirit.
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-It even creates images where there is nothing.
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-It changes the way you see things, even small obstacles become too big for you.
For we do not walk by sight, but by faith.
II Corinthians 5:7
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-On the contrary, faith too changes the way you see things ,big challenges and opposition become nothing you, only because you are not afraid. Jdgs 14:6
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II Timothy 1:7
For God not give us the Spirit of fear, but of power ,love and self-discipline.
(Refer to AMP bible)
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Fear is not from God, the fear of God s from God.
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Fear is from the enemy all because he doesn’t want you to accomplish anything good.
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WHAT IS FEAR?
-Fear is nothing but False Evidence Appearing Real.
F-false
E-evidence
A-appearing
R-real
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-Fear is a strong uncontrollable ,unpleasant emotion caused by perceived threat or danger
-A sense of fear caused by something or someone.
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-Samson was no coward, he had courage and confidence.
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What is COURAGE?
-COURAGE is the quality a confident character,not to be afraid or intimidated easily,but without being incautious or inconsiderate.
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-COURAGE is the ability to do things which one finds frightening.
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Courage is not the absence of fear,but the willingness to push forward and make changes in the face of fear.
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-The only way to overcome fear is to face it and push forward.
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-Samson would have decided to run for his life, he chose to face the lion and kill it.
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-When the lion approached him, he went straight to face it.
When the enemy roars, face it.
When it comes to you face it.
When it opens its mouth,face it.
If you want to overcome fear, do what ordinary people cant do.
If you want to be on a higher level, do what you are afraid.

Confront your fears, confront your doubts,confront your insecurities.
Be a champion, don’t get stopped by anything.
-Pray the prayers of a champion, give an offering of a champion.
-Sing like a champion.

WHAT IF IT WASN’T FOR THE LORD?

Psalm 94:17-19 (NIV)

17 Unless the Lord had given me help,
    I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.
18 When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
    your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
19 When anxiety was great within me,
    your consolation brought me joy.

 

When I look at all that God has done , I see his grace and kindness, If I wasn’t for his favor, you wouldn’t be where you are today, you wouldn’t have gotten that job,that car, that house and everything you have. He is surely a faithful God. He protects us even from some of the wars which cannot even see.

Thank God you are alive today,thank for all He has done for you in the past years, thank Him for those parents He gave you, thank Him for those kids.

CONFESSION OF FAITH

Because He lives i can face tomorrow,I’m not afraid of what life may throw at me.I have a great God by my side. I wont be intimidated by threatening situations. I am walking in the favor of God.No weapon formed against me shall prosper. I may have failed at some point , but that doesn’t mean I am a failure. God is with me, even through the rough and darkest times, He holds my hand, through the waters  the Lord is with me.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Lord, i thank today for the precious gift of life that you gave me, my God you have never disappointed me, i know you will do it, I trust you lord.Thank you for blessing me, my family is blessed, my work is blessed. No matter what it takes , I will wait on you Lord, for you are my hope and my present place of help. I pray in the powerful name of the Lord Jesus Christ.Amen.

Scriptures : Isaiah 43;2 , Isaiah 54:17 , Psalms 139:14

FROM VICTIM TO VICTOR

The Word of God refers to the devil as a thief.The KJV bible says : the thief doesn’t come, but he only comes to steal ,to kill and to destroy.Meaning that the devil will never come to bless you , to give you good things, to give you joy.There are certain things that may seem to be good for you, but as long as they don’t come from God, they contain poison of some kind in them, which the devil will use to destroy your life.He is only after destroying that which you have.
Beware of the devil’s schemes, once he comes into your life, he first steals your joy, steals everything you have, then kills you spiritually. HE wants you to die without Christ, and thus he destroys you.
How to become a victor,
1.Read,study and know the Word of God.
2.Pray at all times.(In accordance with the Word)
3.Refuse to be a VICTIM by confessing the Word of God in your life.
4.Know what the devil is up to.
II Corinthians 2:11
I have done this to keep Satan from getting the better of us. We all know what goes on in his mind.

John 10:10 (KJV)
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

May the Lord bless and uplift you.

…Pastor Mthokozisi Nyandeni…

JEHOVAH JIREH

He is a righteous God, a God that forgives and gives, a God that respect his promises, a God that never fails, the provider, Jehovah Jireh.He never created you to be a begger . He puts food on your table.

“I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous (those in right standing with God) abandoned Or his descendants pleading for bread. Psalms 37:25
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OVERCOMING MEDIOCRITY

Overcoming mediocrity requires a single-minded someone.Someone that will not let things happen, but instead ,make things happen.Somehow , you are who you are ,where you are , doing what you are doing  because of the choices that you made.

I have learned it in life that one shouldn’t compromise their christian values. No matter how tough things may seem , you should always keep your standards as a christian.Never make permanent decisions under temporary circumstances.Now the bible says Esau sold his birthright just for a plate of soup. Would you sell your christian rights for that temporary piece of a bribe, would you sell your values because of your unbelieving boy or girlfriend.

We live in a world where a lot is happening , but it is certain that those who wait on the Lord will not be put to shame. In a world full of crime, you can still choose to be who God wants you to be. In a world full of  hypocrisy, you can still stand and defend your  christian values.It’s not about where you live , but its about how much you value your God and your spiritual life.

Genesis 25 vs 26-34

Evaluate the value of that which you are trading your identity for, your values, your integrity. A lot of Christians have stumbled and fallen along the way because of small and temporary things.Never undermine your God just because you want to please a friend or someone else.This is your God, and this is your life.Choose carefully today the direction which you want to take.

…Pastor Mthokozisi Nyandeni…

TIME TO ARISE

You can not win your battles by running away from them, face the enemy, face your challenges,be strong, rebuke that sickness , rebuke that pain, refuse to live under the devil’s threat, refuse to be intimidated.More importantly, face all your fears, be a champion.You can still do it.Never listen to the discouraging voice of the enemy nor the cowards.Your time to shine has come, and it is now.

Isaiah 60:1-2 “Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. (2) “For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you.

David did not defeat Goliath by running away,he stood up to him.

LORD, OH HOW GREAT THOU ART


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Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

And when I think of God, His Son not sparing
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

THE POWER OF KNOWING YOUR IDENTITY

God knows exactly where He is taking you to,Our God is not confused,He is faithful to keep all His promises.It is of paramount importance for one to know where they are coming from , where they are and where they are going.Most people lose it on the christian journey because  they don’t know or they forget who they are in the Lord.Now the bible says:

1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Never allow the devil to intimidate you, God gave you power and authority,never let the past haunt your life.You belong to God who  called out of darkness into His marvelous light.Once you identify yourself and realize the power that is in you, you will be unstoppable, nothing from the devil will stand on your way way to hinder you.You will pray like a chosen one, sing like a chosen one, worship and praise like a chosen one.

IN THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH

In the valley of the shadow of death.

There is something that we need to understand here…
Psalms 23

[4]Even when I WALK through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.

The bible doesn’t say even when I sleep ,stay or sit..but it says EVEN WHEN I WALK…..
In the valley of the shadow of death..is not a place to stay, make permanent residence.In the light of Psalms 23:4. The word says, even I WALK through….meaning it is a season that just comes and goes by.You don’t stay there but WALK.
When tough times come, never make yourself comfortable there, it’s not your destiny.Don’t give up on God and yourself.Just WALK through.
You may be feeling like you are in the valley of the shadow of death in your spiritual life, in your marriage, in your family, in your business, carrier or whichever aspect of your life…..You are not there forever child of God.

May God lift you and bless you.

HIS GREATNESS IS BEYOND OUR UNDERSTANDING

Dear Lord, When I look at humanity, I ask myself, who else could do this,Father you are exalted, there is no one like you.When I look at all that you created, I see your greatness, I see your power, When I look at the stars above , my heart is filled with praises.

A God that doesn’t disappoint,oh what a marvelous saviour.Help me Lord,all the days of my life I want to worship and give you praise.

He is a God that doesn’t forget, He always keeps all His promises.The only favor that you can do yourself is to believe Him and His Word.

GOD’S PRINCIPLES

cascade-clouds-cool-wallpaper-210186If something causes you to turn away from God, then its definitely not from Him.Be it love relationship,job,carrier or friends. Wait, ask yourself this question: IS GOD REALLY PLEASED WITH WHAT YOU ARE DOING. When God is pleased with what you are doing, and you are happy with it too. then you will succeed.

When God blesses you, never allow yourself to only enjoy the blessings and yet forget about God.Which type of a christian are you.
1;Those which only pray when everything is flowing smoothly in their lives.
2;Those which only pray when things are tough.
God has not called us to be part-time believers, but to follow Him through,thank Him when all is well, thank Him even when you are faced with difficulties and challenges.

Philippians 4:8 King James Version (KJV)

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.