Discouraged, but not alone


Discouraged but not alone

Discouraged means to make someone feel less confident, enthusiastic, and positive about something, or less willing to do something

Many believers are giving up on God because many are serving God based on contract and not in truth and in deed.

Don’t question God question yourself; don’t blame God blame yourself. God has integrity. Everyone is responsible for the outcome of his/her life.

Numbers 23:19 KJV
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?

*Reasons not to be discouraged*

(1). God is always at present – Many are sincere but only few are sensitive.

The lack of the consciousness of God’s presence is the major cause of discouragement.

Many are victims of ignorance more than anything else.

Matthew 28:20 KJV
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Gehazi was almost paralyzed with fear when the Syrian army came to arrest Elisha. But when his eyes popped open He could see the angels of God that encamped them, he was at rest.

Seeing into the realm of the spirit will always confer rest in the life of a believer.

(2). The future is great – that ugly situation is not going to remain like that forever. There is always a light at the end of a tunnel.

There is no weeping that is permitted to go beyond a night. Where you are is smaller than where God is taking you to.

Psalm 30:5 KJV
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Habakkuk 2:3 KJV
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

(3). Complains and worries will never move God – understand this truth, God is only moved by our faith.

Hannah was fretted and worried. Until she put a seal on her request, went home rejoicing her desire was not in view.

God hates Murmurers and grumblers. These category of people are programmed for destruction.

1 Corinthians 10:10 KJV
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

Philippians 2:14 KJV
Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

Murmurings will further mess up your situations while complains will further complicate your matters.

(4). Continuity is the golden rule – Continuous, tireless and unrepentant obedience are the hallmarks of a true believer.

James 1:25 KJV
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein , he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Both in dry and raining seasons you must continue in your covenant walk with God. You must remain committed to His instructions. That’s the way it works. It works like fire!

Your tomorrow is determined by the level of your obedience today. (Phil.2:7-10)

Habakkuk 3:17-18 KJV
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: [18] Yet I will rejoice in the Lord , I will joy in the God of my salvation.

Finally, God is not a taskmaster, He is a paymaster. God does not use people; He blesses people.

Psalm 126:5-6 KJV
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. [6] He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him .

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Understanding the power of faith


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What is faith?

Let first define faith by stating what faith is not:

  • Faith is not waiting.
  • Faith is not a believe system.

Faith is putting God’s word to work.

“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your ownselves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” Jms.1:22-25

“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works….But with thou know, O vain a man, that faith without works is dead.” Jms.2:17-18/20

Faith is an action. It means to take scriptural calculated step in all spheres of life’s affairs

“And behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment. For she said within herself, if I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.” Mat.9:20-21

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Why do I need faith?

  • You need faith because faith is our authentic life wire that connect us the our authentic power source (God). men live by faith.

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” Rom.1:17.

“Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.”  Hab.2:4

  • These scriptures are not coincidental. Faith is the fuel that keeps the aircraft of our life flying. With faith, you are on the go, there is no stumbling block on the way. All mountains are made plains.
  • You need faith because faith is our purchasing power in the miraculous market.

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” Heb.11:6.

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavereth; for he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord. A double-minded is unstable in all his ways.” Jms.1:5-8.

  • You need faith because faith confers rest in a seemingly impossible situation. Seeing into the spiritual realm always bring about. You will so settled about issues that you can’t be daunted by the empty threat of the devil.

This was why Jesus could afford to sleep in the midst of storm even while His disciples were wearing out themselves frantically in a bid to save their lives. But when they remembered to invite Him into the issue, He calmed the storm. Until you remember to invite Jesus into your issues don’t expect the storm over your life to be calmed.

“And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him. Master, carest thou not that we perish: and he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark.4:38

Understanding the power of faith.

A time came when the Syrian was waging war against Isreal, whenever they tried to made war plane the secret got leaked into Elisha – the Prophet of God – through spiritual intervention.

The Syrian army were sent to arrest the prophet, Gehasi – the prophet’s servant was almost paralyzed with fear because he couldn’t see into the realm of the spirit. But, when the Prophet prayed for his eyes to be popped open.

Gehazi too could see the host of angels of God that encamped them. They were both at rest. And our God who is a consuming fire responded.

Fear and anxiety are the cardinal evidence of doubt. Doubt is the opposite of faith. Anytime you find yourself fidgeting, it’s a sign of lack of faith. You can’t be faithful and be doubtful.

How do I build my faith?

  • Take a daily dose of God’s word.

“So the faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Rom.1:17

  • Engage in love with Christ. Obedience is the hallmark of our love. Simply put love in this way,  as a combination of what we receives, believes and obey.

“He that hath my commandments, and keepth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my father, and I will love him, and manifest myself to him.” Jn.14:21

“This is the love of God, that we should obey His commandments and His commmandments are not grevious.”

  • Renew your mind – You are what you think. In the realm of the spirit, any thought that you allow to hold grip upon you is regarded accomplished. God thinks and He thinks positive, if you are truly sons and daughters of God, then think positively.

“As he thinketh in his heart so he is.” Prov.23:7

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you. Saith the lord, thought of peace, and not evil, to give you an expected end.” Jer.29:11.

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  • Make bold declaration – It requires boldness to move God to confirms His word. Speak inline with what you believe. In the spirit realm, David already chopped off Goliath’s head with his mouth before the actual killing took place. Make positive sounds, decrees according to the way you want it in life. Watch out for what you release into the atmosphere. Remember, The angels are your servant and they will make sure that execute whatsoever you say.

Thou shall decree a thing and it shall be establish unto you” Job22:28

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Prov.18:21

“For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” Lk.21:15

Your mouth is a destiny molder.

  • Pray in the Holy Ghost – The subject Holy Ghost is seldom discussed but is one of the most crucial topics. Build up your faith by engaging the Holy Ghost in your prayer life. Connect to the spirit world by speaking in tongues. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of obedience, excellence, revelation, etc.

”But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.”  Jude.1:20. Don’t get it twisted, you need the help of the Holy Spirit more than anything else.

The scope of this is topic is limited to discussed fully who the Holy Ghost is. I will drop a link where you can learn more about the Holy Ghost and watch out for my subsequent posts – i will be discussing in details who is the Holy Ghost?

The Holy Spirit One Spirit Diverse In Its Operations.

 

 

 

 

 

The right words


How forcible are right words

How forcible are right words but what does your arguing reprove?” Job.6:25

In this kingdom, there is no room for arguments. There is no room for disputing. Someone may ask How do I approach God? Approach God without complains. God hates fault finders. God hates grumblers.

“Neither  murmur ye  as some of  them also murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer.” 1.Cor.10:10

Approach God with obedience. In most cases what God will tell you to do might look too simple or stupid. Even if it seems too simple or stupid, do it.

“And His mother said unto the servant whatsoever He saith unto you, do it.” Jn.2:5

When they needed wine, He told them to bring water, He used the launch of a lad to feed multitudes.

“There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes, but what are they among many.” Jn.6:9

Obedience is the master key to all the blessings of God.

Take Peter as a case study, Peter struggled with his business all the night and achieved no result. Until Peter obeyed God’s instruction, Peter’s net breaking harvest was not in view.

“And Simon answering said unto Him, master; we have toiled all the night and have taken nothing……And when they had this done(obedience), they in closed a great multitudes of fishes; and their net break.” (Lk.5:5-6)

Approach God with thanksgiving. Come to the presence of God with praises on your lips.  Be happy. If you are not joyful you will be fretful. Approach God with fasting and prayer. Fasting is not an advice neither an admonition. Fasting is a commandment.

When ye fast” Mat.6:9. 

There are some mountains that would not be made plain until you fast.

“Howbeith this kind goeth not but by prayer and fasting.” Mat.17:31

Don’t ever come to God with murmurings. Those who murmured in the wilderness were all consumed by the wicked. Murmurers are programmed for destruction.

“Do all things without murmurings and disputing.” Phi.2:14.

“Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer.” 1.Cor.10:10

 

Approach God with faith. Faith is our purchasing power in the miraculous market. Life cannot be beautiful more than your faith’s level.

The elements of faith demands that you must cast down all mind debris, idiosyncrasies and negative and cultural  orientation. They are by-products of the wicked. It requires that you speak inline with what you believe with bold declaration. For instance, “I can never be poor” “I can never be sicked” etc.

Hmmm! Right words are right words. When God was making the covenant of greatness with Abraham, He did not expect him to actually see all his seeds(children) with his naked eyes, God must be speaking of another kind of eyes, the imaginative faculty. If you can see it you can have it. A future that you can’t picture don’t expect to be featured in it. Whatever that you can see(picture) from Genesis to Revelation can be yours. Your mind can either break you or make you. Picture the positive and speaks the positive. You are what you say.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Prov.18:21.

You are what you think.

“As he thinketh in his heart, so he is.” Prov.23:7

Once upon a time, there was an ugly situation on the earth. Darkness reigned that God needed a change of situation. What was God’s approach? He called out light. Light emitted darkness. Light swallowed up darkness. It dispelled the dark area of the planet.  If God could use this approach to turn the negative tide around, then you and I have no choice than follow the same step.

 

“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep…..and God said, let there by light: and there was light.” Gen.1:3-4

Everybody gets what they see. Life answers to seeing. You can’t see hunger today and wake to see a life of abundance. This is divine setting. God cannot break this principle because of you.

“For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever.” Gen.13:15

Right words are right words. God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Never waste your time with an argumentator.

 

 

Life is a choice


 

Life is a choice

My father can take care of me – I’m not talking about my biological father. I mean my father in heaven. Thank God, I have not lost my son ship ties with my father.

My father is God, I am god. John.10:35. My father is rich, I can’t be poor. My father is healthy and He is the healer, I can’t be sick.

My daddy is the wiser than the wisest, smarter than the smartest, richer than the richest. Whatsoever that can’t be found in Jesus, can’t be found me.

I shared Jesus’ gene. I possess the character of Jesus. Failure is alien to Jesus, as well as sickness, poverty, intimidations, shame, reproach, begging, and borrowing. Darkness is alien to my kind.

 

I declared this for myself. Declare yours and be free from the shackles of the enemy.

 

 

Anxiety – evidence of doubt


Anxiety is the cardinal evidence of doubt. Many are bound with fear due to ignorance of what the word says. A qualitative knowledge about the word of God will set you free from every rule of fear forever (2.Tim.1:7).

And, do you know what the scripture says concerning a doubtful man?

For let not that man think he shall receive anything from God.” JMS.1:7.

A time came when the Syrian government were waging war against the Israel. Whenever they made war planes and plan to attack Israel it always got leak to Prophet Elisha through divine intervention and the prophet always fed the king with the information.

Out of frustration, the Syrian army were sent to arrest the prophet. Gehazi, the prophet’s servant was almost paralyzed with fear. There was no strain found in the prophet because he could see into the spirit realm.

He prayed that his servant’s eyes popped open, and Gehazi too could see into the spirit and the host of angels that encamped them. He too became fearless.

Seeing into the spirit realm will always confer rest in the life of a believer.

It is a restless world. Helter skelter everyone runs. It is the jet set age. Consciously or unconsciously even believers are caught up in the web.

Many out of fear and anxiety rushed into prayers when they are confronted with a problem instead of going for the scripture first.   It is the incoming of the word that sparks off the light and illuminates around every dark area.

Many people think  their much worries, cries and complains will move God, this is another lie from the pit of hell.

Hannah was fretted and despondent. She cried and blamed everyone. She blamed God. She blamed her spouse and rival. And, God could not be moved. The tauting provocation of her husband almost drove her crazy.

Until you step out of the ring, don’t expect your partner (God) to steps in.

Stop listening to what the WORLD says concerning you issue. Start hearing to what the WORD says.

Jesus could not be daunted by the threats and provocations of the devil and the Jews during his earthly ministry. His presence made demons to cry out his name and left their victims.

No strain was found in Jesus during his earthly ministry, He was always calmed and composed.

Even when his disciples were wearing out themselves frantically in a bid to save their lives, He could afford to sleep. And, when they remembered to invite him into the issue, he spoke and the storm was calmed.

Every storm (problem) of life has a way to it.  The bible is a solution book. It has  multi-purpose solutions to all problems. Busy yourself with God’s prime interest – kingdom interest – and see him busy himself with your earthly well-being.

Loose yourself from the shackles of religion. Shake off your feet from the dust. Embrace the truth today and be free from the devil’s fold.

 

 

 

 

Releasing the power of faith


Understanding the power of faith

What is faith? 

Faith is not a believe system.

Faith is not waiting.

Faith is an act or action 

“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelves years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment.” Mat.9:20

Faith is working out our miracles by putting God’s word to work. Faith is work. Faith is dead alone – faith without work is dead.

Even so faith, if it hath not works is dead being alone. Yea, a man may say. Thou hast faith, and I have no works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” James.2:17-18/20

What are in the power of faith?

1). Both positive and negative forces in all spheres of existence bow to the power of faith – even death bows to the power of faith.

These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.” Jn.11:11

2). Faith has the potency to unseat every force of the wicked that is sitting on your destiny – your can return back to the sender every arrow of the enemy.

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all fiery darts of the wicked.” Eph.6:16

3). There is power in faith which enables you to have it just the way you want it in life – This is why you have to give up the impossibility syndrome – move out of the box, you can cause things to happen in life by faith.

“And Jesus looking upon them saith, with men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.” Mark.10:27, Mat.19:26; Lk.18:27

*It is noteworthy that those that will scale through in these hard times are only those that will live by faith.

“Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but he just shall live by his faith.” Hab.2:4

“For the therein is the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.” Rom.1:17

How can I develop my faith?

While new birth qualifies you as a potential winner in Christ, faith establishes your victory in Christ. Faith is the hall mark of a winning Christian.

It takes time to develop faith. Some of us want the blessings of Abraham and have the faith of Thomas. Life cannot be beautiful than your faith’s level. However, here are the steps to build your faith:

a). Take a daily dose of God’s word

“So faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” Rom.10:17

b). Maintain a consistence prayer life. Makes kingdom focused prayers your life style. (Mat.6:6, 1Thes. 5:17)

C). Join the foot soldiers of Christ by hunting after lost souls on the harvest field.  Soul winning is not a talent neither a gift. It is a mandate.

“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye ask of the father in my name, he will give it unto you.” Jn.15:16.

d). Always maintain a joyful heart in every situation. And, always see into the realm of the spirit.

God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” Jn.4:24

e). Deprogram yourself from negative thoughts and sound your positive desires. (Prov.18:21; 23:7)

f). Pray in the Holy Ghost. In order to build your faith you must engage the Holy Spirit in your prayer.

But, ye, beloved, building up yourself on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.” Jude.1:20

 

 

 

 

The Secret of Rest


The secret of rest

Rest is the cardinal mark of faith. When Jesus told the fig tree to dried up, he did not stay there to watch if it would happened because of his confidence in the power of God, he left. It was his disciples who later saw that the decree that Jesus issued has come to be (Mark.11:20).

There is a place of rest that you must have entered before God comes in. Your being fretted and despondent will not move God. In a doubled wrestling matches, a partner outside the ring must tap the hands of the one inside the ring before he comes inside, failure to do so is regarded as a foul play. So also, you will need to tap God’s hands for him to comes in.

Hannah cried and worried, she was fretted and heavy. But, when she came out of her worries and put a vow on her request, went home and worried no more, then God came in. The result – she got a baby. 1.Sam.1:10-20

It is the jet set age with so much jostling and bustling here and there, even Christians are caught up in the web. People are running helter skelter. A good Christian will always be composed because of his conscious of God’s presence.

During Jesus earthly ministry, there was no strain found in him, he was always composed and calmed. Even when his disciples were ruled and plagued with the fear of the storm, he could afford to sleep because he was very conscious that God’s presence – though I don’t believe that Jesus was actually sleeping since he could see there troubles, but he was at comfort.

What can you do about it? What are you going to eat, drink, wear are always clamouring for your attention. Did you know that there are some Christians even when they are praying their minds keep racing from one issue to another: thinking of how to pay the school fees of the children who are to resume in a week time, how deal with a disrespectful house wise who doesn’t know how to honours her husband, etc – he has not prayed intelligent for a single item – thereby rendering the whole process ineffective.

Don’t think your much worries and cries  will ever move God. God has not called you to meditate on your problems, but he has called you to meditate on his word and obey them.

“This book of law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous and have good success.” Jos.1:8

If you wait for something spectacular to drop from heaven before you put his word to work, you will wait for ever.

Ceased from all fruitless labour and enter into a place of rest in our lord Jesus Christ.