Faith Diary (What Are The Benefits Of Following Scriptural Instructions?)


Every Scriptural Instruction Is For Our Profiting. God Has Not Commanded Us In Order To Grieve us. He Has Commanded Us In Order To Bless Us. Serving God Is Not For Our Punishment. Serving God Is For Our ‘Polishment.For This Is The Love Of God, That We Keep His Commandments: And His Commandments Are Not Grievous (1Jn.5:3).

What Are The Benefits Of Following Scriptural Instructions?

(1). Open Rewards: It’s Your Secret Engagement In Kingdom Advancement Prayer (Prayer For The Lost/Unsaved ) That Engenders Open Rewards (Mat.6:6,9/33). Understand This, God Does Not Reward Group. He Rewards Individual.

“Behold I Come Quickly My Rewards Are With Me To Give Every Man According To His Work Shall Be.” (Rev.12:22).

So Therefore, Make Your Engagement To Be Highly Personal. In The Scripture, The Servants That Were Given Talents To Be Invested Were Called One By One To Collect Their Rewards – Not In Group. God Does not Promote Group. He promotes Individual According To His Work. It’s The Level Of Your Engagement That Determines The Level Of Your Rewards.

(2). Supernatural Addition And Multiplication: Our God Is A God Of Addition. Our God Is A God Of Multiplication. Nothing Remain Worse Serving God.

“Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God And His Righteousness And All This Things Shall Be Added Unto You.” (Mat.6:33)

By Placing High Premium On The Pursuit Of God’s Agenda Here On Earth (Saving The Lives Of The Unsaved From The Power Of Darkness) Will Cause What Others Are Running After To Be Running After You.

Serving God Does Not Reduce People. Serving God Expands People. God Does Not Use People. God Blesses People.

Out Of The Shall Proceed Thanksgiving. The Voice Of Them That Make Merry I Will Multiply Them And They Shall Not Be Small. I Will Also Glorify Them And They Shall Not Be Few (Jer.30:19)

You See, Multiplication Is A Product Of Appreciation. In Order Word, Appreciation Equals Multiplication. The Reason Many Are Few In Life Is Due To The Kept Of A Complain Heart. A Heart Of Ingratitude, Bitterness And Hatred Will Never Get Anything From God. (Also See, Jn 6:6-7 & 1Cro.10:10).

(3). Longevity: Serving God Guarantees Long Life With A Good Old Age.

“And Ye Shall Serve The Lord Your God…The Number Of Thy Days I Will Fulfil.” (Ex.23:25&27b).

Serving God By Obeying Scriptural Instructions Also Guarantees Strength. And Strength Indicates Long Life (Appearing In Church Establishes Strength).

They Go From Strength To Strength Everyone Of Them In Zion Appeareth Before God.” (Psalm.84:7).

(4). Divine Health And Vitality: The Cheapest Way To Live a Sickness Free Life Is To Serve God By Plugging Into The Frequency Of Obedience To Scriptural Injunctions(Ex.23:25). In God’s Agenda, You’re Not Permitted To Be Sicked.

Understand That Jesus Has Fully Paid The Price Of Your Sickness On The Cross. He Took Your Infirmities The Same Way He Took The Place Barnabas On The Cross.

“That It Might Be Fulfilled Which Was Spoken By Esaias The Prophet, Saying Himself Took Our Infirmities, And Bare Our Sickness.” (Mat.8:17) .

If I Can’t Imagine Jesus In An Accident Wreck Why Should Be Found In One, The Motor That Would Kill Me Will Never Be Made…..He Was Bruised And Wounded So That I Wouldn’t Be Found In Any.

(5). Freedom From Satanic Oppression: Your Subscription To The Idea Of Serving God By Obeying His Injunctions Guarantees Your Total Freedom From The Shackles Of Satanic Oppression.

“Is This Not The Fast That I Have Chosen To Break Every Yoke. To Let The Oppressed God Free (Is.68:1-3).”

Serving God Through Prayer And Fasting Establishes Your Access To A Higher Dimension Of Spiritual Authority Which Empowers You To Become A Satanic Tormentor.

Before Jesus Went To Fast For Forty Days And Night He Was Just Like Any Other Man In The Land. But On His Return, He Returned With Another Dimension Of Power. Demons Cried Out His Name And Left Their Victims. He Went About Doing Miracles, Healing All Manner Of Sicknesses And Diseases. And People Began To Exclaim, “What Manner Of Man Is This.” “We Have Seen Strange Things Today.”

You Too Can Have Greater Testimony Only If You Can Enter Into The Commandment Of Prayer And Fasting. The Devil Will Be Kept Restless Under Your Toes. Jesus Says, Greater Than The Works That I Do, You Shall Do -Through The Instrumentality Of Faith (Jn.14:21). Your Question Marks Can Become Exclamation Marks If You Can Choose To Turn Today.

In Summary, Every Scriptural Injunction Is For Our Benefit. The Benefits Of Obeying Scriptural Injunctions Are: Open Rewards, Supernatural Addition And Multiplication, Longevity; Divine Health And Vitality; And Freedom From Satanic Oppression.

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FAITH DIARY (COMMANDMENTS)


In today’s series of FAITH DIARY, I would be sharing with us about “Some Commandments Rooted In The Scripture.” Commandments are injunctions given by divinity to humanity solely for the benefit of humanity.

PRAISE

Praise is a commandment, an order or instruction given by God to humanity. It’s “Let everything that has breath praise the lord” (Psalm.150:6). You don’t need to have “breadbefore you acknowledge God with praises and thanksgiving. If you have ever lost anything God is the reason you have not lost everything.

Get this straight: If you’re not joyful you will be fretful. Praise isn’t something that you do spontaneously or when something gigantic has happened in your life. A Praise lifestyle is pathway into the manifestation of God’s presence (Acts.16:25). It’s God’s presence/aura that makes things happen in life – not you.

PRAYER AND FASTING
Prayer is a commandment. “When ye pray” (Mat.6:6). When signifies “period or time,” that means that there is a time that you must pray. Prayers are not meant for pastors alone. The bible says “All Men ought to pray and not to faint.” (Lk.18:1). Mark the word “All Men “- not all pastors that are supposed to live a lifestyle of prayer. 1Thessalonians. 5:17 says, Pray without ceasing.

Fasting is not an advice, neither an admonition. Fasting is a commandment. “When ye fast.” (Mat.6:17). There must be a time that you must fast. Until you are tired of blessings don’t be tired of fasting (Prayer and fasting has no expiry date). There are some certain mountains that will not give way until you fast.

TITHING

Tithing is a commandment. Bring ye all tithe into my house that there may be meat(Mal.3:18). Where your tithe stops is where your blessing stops. Tithe provokes the release of supernatural provisions and also a divine covering (preservation) for your blessings.

In Summary, God is a commander. He basically operates on commandments- which are nonnegotiable. Our responsibility is to play our part of the deal and trust God to deliver His own part (Know that you can’t help God to deliver His part). Understand that God is ever faithful than you and i. He is not a man that should lie (Num.23:19). He has integrity! His integrity will be at stake if you obey Him and don’t have results to show – results are the cardinal proofs of genuine obedience. God does not speaks empty word.

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it ? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? (Num.23:19).

FAITH DIARY (BIG Time Business!)


Faith Diary Series (Big Time Business!)

Serving God is a BIG time business. Jesus says, “I must be about my father business”(Lk.2:49). Until serving God become a MUST don’t expect any blessing.

I have not come to cajole or camouflage you. OBEDIENCE to scriptural commandments is the gateway to all the blessings of God (Deu.28).

It’s not about writing or publishing it. It’s not about preaching or teaching it. It’s about doing it. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves (James.1:22).

God’s word is 70% instructions and 30% doctrines. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:(2.Tim.3:16).

REPROOF, CORRECTION and INSTRUCTION are all the same. If you wrote an exam and scored 70 out of100, have you not passed? (What an excellent performance).

Don’t question God, question yourself. Don’t blame God, blame yourself. Everyman is responsible for the outcome of his life. You better start taking responsibility if you don’t want to die as a liability.

LIVE READY! IT MIGHT BE TOO LATE TO GET GET READY.

Contending For Your Breakthrough


Contending For Your BreakThrough

[AMP] – Psalms 84:6 Passing through the Valley of Weeping (Baca), they make it a place of springs; the early rain also fills [the pools] with blessings.

Breakthrough is a major progress to overcome some obstacles. There is no progress without resistance.

Breakthrough never come without a fight. So to CONTEND is to struggle or exert one’s self to obtain or retain possession of an inheritance.

In 1samuel 17, David has already been anointed king by prophet Samuel but before he could step into his breakthrough, he had to face a giant(Goliath).

I believe that what worked in the Bible will definitely work for us if we will act on them.

David believed in his God who had never failed before, he then picked up five(5) smooth stones.

From the Bible text, they are passing through unpleasant situations/unfavorable circumstances with weeping and non-satisfaction. It becomes a place of abundance and testimonies through their actions.

NEED FOR DIVINE INSIGHT

In Genesis 21:17-20, is the story of Hagar and Ishmael.

[NLT] – Genesis 21:17, But God heard the boy crying and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, “Hagar, what’s wrong? Do not be afraid! God has heard the boy crying as he lies there.

[NLT] – Genesis 21:18, Go to him and comfort him, for I will make a great nation from his descendants.

[NLT] – Genesis 21:20, And God was with the boy as he grew up in the wilderness. He became a skillful archer.

It takes the cry of the baby and heart cry of the mother for God to open her eyes to the spring of water to comfort them.

In 1king 4, the outcry of the woman brought a divine insight of what to do/steps to take.

Also, the outcry of the wife of the sons of the prophet whose husband is dead with debtor’s trouble that led to her family breakthrough with an insight of what to do.

NEED FOR DIVINE FAVOUR

Esther had been a perfect example who by the favour of God from a maid became a queen of a kingdom.
Psalm 89:17b, says by the favour of God our horn are exalted.

To be continued…..

Written By: Sis Funmi

God’s Covenant Of Fruitfulness


God Covenant Of Fruitfulness

Dictionary.com defines fruitfulness as:
(1). Producing good results; beneficial; profitable.
(2). Producing abundant growth, as of fruit: fruitful soil; fruitful rain. Related words: Abundance, productivity, and productiveness.

COVENANT is an agreement between two or more parties. A COVENANT is a deal bound or sealed with some terms and conditions.

The COVENANT of FRUITFULNESS is an agreement between man and God sealed by the terms dictated by God. These terms are non-negotiable. Our major responsibility is to play our part of the deal in order to enjoy the benefits of the covenant.

Understand that God is a commander, that’s the way He operates.

Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them. [12] Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers: [13] And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee. [14] Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. (Deu.7:11-14)

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE COVENANT OF FRUITFULNESS?

  • Supernatural Blessings
  • Supernatural Multiplication
  • The Fruit of the Womb
  • Supernatural Abundance
  • Fruitful/Functioning Business
  • Supernatural Health&Vitality
  • Longevity

All these blessings have their roots in that Deu.7:11-14 that I shared earlier.

Now, How Can I Be Fruitful in All Departments of my Life?

You need to get drunk with some wines before you can experience all round fruitfulness.

What are the wines?

The wine of Love – For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.(1Jn.5:3).

OBEDIENCE is the capital proof of our love for God (See also John. 14:21).

Lions are not the greatest animals. Sheep are the greatest. According to PSM.34:10, the lions can be in hunger. But the sheep will never have to fend for themselves.

But the sad thing is that we are in a generation of arrogant people.
Many believe that they can rely on what they have in their heads and cope with the challenges of lives.

Revelation is superior to education. That does not mean that education is bad. But those who have education will also need revelation in order to live a triumphant life.

All round FRUITFULNESS is a function of delightful obedience to scriptural injunctions. Understand that God is not a Father Christmas or Santa Claus (there is no valuable thing that is for free). There is a responsibility to carry. There is a price to pay.

God is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him. Mark the word diligently.

Those who called themselves Christians today passively seek God and expect FRUITFULNESS to manifest in their lives. No wonder they are affected by the same devilish intimidations that affect the unbelievers. It’s a pity that there is no clear distinct between the believers and unbelievers.

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: [2] And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. [3] Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. (Deu.28:1-3)

(2).The Wine of Righteousness – The journey of our FRUITFULNESS begins with Righteousness. Righteousness is the hall mark of a fruitful man. Are you interested in all round FRUITFULNESS? If yes, check the level of your fear for God(Righteousness).

“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” (Psalm.92:12)

You can’t beat them by joining them. Or else you will remain under them. Stand to be different.

YOUR FRUITFULNESS WILL NOT STAND THE TEST OF TIME WITHOUT DEMARCATION.

CHRISTIANITY WITHOUT DEMARCATION IS A IRRESPONSIBLE OF A CHRISTIAN.
(Also see Job.1-1-3, & Psalm 1)

Daniel purposed in his heart that he will not defiled himself with the portion of the King’s meat(Dan.1:8). No wonder he became great and productive. He served 6 kingdoms. Daniel became relevant in the time of Cyrus, Darius, Nebuchadnezzar, Jehoiakim, Belshazzar of Babylon, and Nabonidus of Babylon

A genuine Godly man and woman can never be grounded in life.

Life is all about the choices we make. Choose to be different!

(3).The wine of Faith – The wine of faith won’t keep you waiting. It gets you into motion. It makes you to test your options. To see what you are really called to do in life ( but so sad that many are doing what they are not called to do).

Faith makes you lay off whatsoever is not your calling. And move on.

In Summary, Fruitfulness means:
(1). Producing good results; beneficial; profitable.
(2). Producing abundant growth, as of fruit: fruitful soil; fruitful rain. Related words: Abundance, productivity, and productiveness.

For you to be fruitful you must be intoxicated with the wines of: Love, Righteousness and Faith.

SERVICE – THE COVENANT PATHWAY TO FRUITFULNESS


All forms of fruitfulness answer to the covenant platform of services. And the most fruitful platform of service is the spiritual service

Spiritual service among others includes prayer labour. A lifestyle that travails on the prayer alter on behalf of others will always prevail in life.

” As soon as Zion travailed; she brought forth her children (Is.66:8).”

The scope of fruitfulness is beyond the fruit of the womb. Barrenness can manifest in many forms. A fellow can be barren spiritually(spiritual infirmity), financially, physically and academically; Also, there are business and career barrenness.

The root of all forms of barrenness can be traceable to inertia (an econometrics term which connotes lack of activity)

Those who think that Christianity is a passive religion are under strong illusion.
Active engagement in service is the pathway to every side’s fruitfulness. And ye shall serve the LORD your GOD,……………….There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land(Ex.23:25-26).

Now that we have understood that inertia in service is the cause of barrenness, what is the platform of services to key into?

PRAYER LABOUR PLATFORM

Prayer provides the software for longtime or lifetime (better still) service -prayer is not just a medium or channel to place all kinds of demands on God.

But , it’s so sad that ignorantly most of our prayers are selfish and self-centered.

Prayer is a spiritual service’s tool for serving God with an unbeatable fruitfulness reward. Hannah, at the age of 84years served God day and night with prayer and fasting (Lk.2:37)

Understand this, Our being here is not meant to serve ourselves. An excellent Life is all about serving others. It’s all about sacrifice. A selfish lifestyle does not offers anything to the world – there is no how you can even live with your fellow human beings by being selfish – A man who will live a life of fulfilment must be ready to be a man who will make a mark by pulling others out from fire🔥

Why are we here? we are here to pray for others. We are here to intercede for the unsaved. Somebody had prayed you before you came to Christ. You too must pray somebody. There are many of our family members that are still in the world that would only come to Christ if there is somebody to tell it to God. Now we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us; we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled by God (2.Cor.5:20).

“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. [10] Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven(Mat.6:9 -10).”

High premium must be placed on the advancement of God’s kingdom in our prayer life. That is where the grace of divine fruitfulness flows.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you(Mat.6:33).”

Get God to be committed to your welfare by committing yourself to His interest.

My point is that for you to be fruitful in all spheres of life you must carry a heart for God especially through prayer labour

If things of God can’t move you. Nothing else will.

For those who are barren . Whose case have been medically termed impossible. My word for you is that, key into this prayer labour platform and other services’ platforms. That’s what qualify you into the covenant of fruitfulness. After the order of the Hebrew women, you are meant to carry your baby(pregnancy) till full term & deliver without any strain or stress.

“Your father can’t be a baby maker and be a baby beggar.”Joy, appreciation and praise are the antidotes for barrenness

“He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord (Psalm.113:9).”

My prayer is that whatsoever that has been barren in your life receives fruitfulness In the name of Jesus. Between now and tomorrow evening I will receives somebody’s testimony in the name of Jesus. Nothing will die again in your hands. Thank you Jesus. In Jesus mighty name I have prayed. Amen🙏

YOUR BLOG HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD


Good news, Your blog (Varsity Experience) has been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Sheqoz. Sheqoz is a blogger whose blog posts are meaningful. I’m very grateful for being nominated for this award. It’s a sign that what I’m doing has been impacting some lives. And this will give me the confidence to go ahead and do more.

WHAT IS THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given to a blogger by another blogger who admires his work. This is to show that the nominees have been making useful contribution to the blogosphere at large. What an honour to be recognized by a fellow blogger.

WHAT ARE THE RULES?

First thank the blogger that nominated you. And publish his or her link on your blog page.

Nominate 11 new bloggers and asked them 11 questions.

Go ahead and inform the 11 nominees by commenting on their blog posts.

Publish the rules and also publish the Sunshine Blogger Award’s logo in your blog post

WHAT ARE MY ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS ASKED BY SHEQOZ?

Ques – Why is blogging important to you?

Ans – Blogging is important to me because it provides me the opportunity to spread the word of Faith to a wide range audience across the globe. Thereby, changing lives and destinies.

Ques – How do you help to make others better?

Ans – People get better when I tell them the truth concerning their lives and destinies – most especially when they have accepted the truth and put my teachings into practice.

Ques – What have you learnt from blogging?

Ans – I have learnt so many things from blogging, especially from my fellow bloggers. I have learnt that whatever we post affects somebody’s life either positively or negatively. However, blogging has taught me several lessons. I have committed many blunders and corrected my mistakes. Now my writings have improved to a new level.

Ques – What would you like to do that you can’t do now?

Ans – I would like to be with my future partner right now because I’m missing her so much. But I would have to complete my NYSC (1 year Service for my father land) before I can see her.

Ques – What is your favourite color and why?

Ans – My favourite color is blue. Because it is cool. And I will always feel good whenever I’m wearing a blue shirt with a black suit.

Ques – If you could change one thing in the world , what would that be?

Ans – I would love to change people’s wrong mentality about serving God. Many still think that serving God is a waste of time. Or serving God will reduce them. I would be at their service if I could dispel the darkness that is dogging their paths and deliver them from the shackles of ignorance.

Ques – What makes you happy?

Ans – Jesus is the source of my joy and happiness. He has been doing some mind blowing things in my life everyday.

Ques – Who is your favourite author and why?

Ans – My favourite author is the renowned Nigerian Author, Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo, the founder of Living Faith Church, worldwide. Because his books are always life illuminating which have sharpened my foresights, a lot.

Ques – What is your greatest strength?

Ans – My greatest strength is simply Jesus Christ. The Bible says, those who do know their God shall be strong and do exploits (Dan.11:32). He has given me the authority to exercise dominion over every affair of life.

Ques – What is your favourite drink?

Ans – I love fruit juice. But, because of the sugary content I have stopped taken it. As sugar is bad for my teeth. God has just delivered me from a teeth cavity. Honestly, I hate alcoholic drinks because it could ruin a destiny.

Ques – If you were to get a paid vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you end up and why?

Ans – I would love to be in United State of America (USA). Because it’s a great country with great people. Whereas i was born to be great. So, it would be a great thing for a great person to be in a great place.

THE FOLLOWING ARE MY 11 NOMINEES:

Renard’s World

Love and Loss

Joypassiondesire

Ryan Callahan’s Blog

Pure Glory

TM

Becoming His Tapestry

Beauty Beyond Bones

Godly Chic Diaries

Accidental Blogger, Writing My Heart Out

A Writer Touch

THE FOLLOWING ARE MY 11 QUESTIONS FOR THE NOMINEES:

  1. Have you ever given your life to Jesus?
  2. Are you having personal relationship with Jesus?
  3. Are you applying scriptural principles to life situations?
  4. Who is your role model? & Why?
  5. Have you ever received anything from God before? If yes, what are they?
  6. Have you ever experienced any miracle before? If yes, what type of miracle?
  7. How do you get inspired?
  8. Are you currently doing what you are called to do?
  9. Are you doing what you enjoy?
  10. What is the position of your blog in your life?
  11. Have you ever visited Nigeria before?
  12. Would you love to come to (or visit) Nigeria one day or some times? If yes, why? If no, why not?