Recovered from depression


Recovering from a state of depression

Feeling depressed? Embittered, fretted, worried, despondent; down and  almost completely out? Business failure has become the order of the day. Strategies are not working, customers are not coming. You have done all you could. Frantically, you’re worn out.

It’s not your fault. It’s the quality of your light that is not enough. Darkness struggles not with light. Light and darkness can not coexist. The moment you turn on the light in your room what does darkness does? Darkness will go without thinking about it. Helpless darkness.

Until light emits in a full glow darkness reigns. Knowledge is the key to freedom. The key to dominion.

What do you do when you don’t know what else to do? Get into praise. This battle is not yours. Be still, hold your peace and let God takeover. The wall of Jericho came down flat at the instance of praise. David, the praise warrior, who had the most incessant oppositions in his time was undefeated in battles. The oppositions that confronted the Israelites in second Chronicles chapter 20 helped to kill one another. Halleyuyah!! They were all dead bodies.

This thing just go around looking for who is available. Who is ready to commit suicide. Understanding from the fountain of God’s wisdom will make you to be perpetually grateful that your case is not the worst. Have you ever see a naked man or a man who has no leg? – if you complain that you have no clothes or shoes. If you don’t thank God for the joy of your life today don’t expect Him to organise for another experience that will bring more thanksgiving. If you’re not joyful you will be fretful.

Arise and shine your light is come! Wake up! You sons and daughters of Zion. Shake off your feet from the dust and get into praise.

The race does not belong to the swift. The battle does not belong to the strong. God is the builder and lifter of men. Promotion does not come from the east, west, south or north. It’s God that promotes and demotes people. Without God, life is toiling just like the vicious circle of poverty in economics. Outside God, life is a struggle. Peter struggled all the night and caught nothing. Until he follows Jesus’ instruction, a net breaking harvest is farfetched. Same way many people, even the so-called believers are toiling today. Obedience is the key to business breakthrough. Tireless and unreserved obedience is the gateway to financial break.

Hear this: if you’re not an excited giver you may die poor. The bible says it’s more blessed to give than to receive. Give and it shall be given unto you pressed down good measure. That is the promise of the lord for your life.

My posts are not to impress you but to impact you. God does not speak to impress but to impact. Likewise, things that will impact you will not impress you. Thanks for reading my post.

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Partnership @ my father’s business


 

And he said unto them, how is it that ye sought me? I must be about my father's business

In business terms, partnership is a specific kind of legal relationship formed by the agreement of two or more individuals to carry on a business as a co-onwers.

From this definition, I want us take note of the following key words:
Legal relationship, agreement, two or more individuals.

To have a successful business, there must be legal relationship between the two parties, this simply means that we must have a genuine relationship with God.

Because, with our own understanding or efforts we can’t finish the race successfully.

At this point, I want to ask you as an individual that, who do you have legal agreement with? Satan or God?(submit your answer in the comment box).

When look at the word agreement, that means we must have a personal conviction of whom will surrender our totality to.

According the book of 2 Corinthians 8:23 which states that: Whether [any do enquire] of Titus, [he is] my partner and fellow helper concerning you: or our brethren [be enquired of, they are] the messengers of the churches, [and] the glory of Christ.

We could see here that, naturally and spiritually you and I need a partner Who can be of help to us always.

The partner am talking about  could be your brother, sister, mother, father or even your pastor. But, the most important is, someone who can be of help always (Physically and spiritually).

You as an individual, are you a good partner to your church, community, organization or to people around you? (Let the world have your say via the comment section) If not, you must begin to develop a good relationship henceforth.

Serving God does not decrease people

Serving God expands people

The following are the benefits of partnership:

Partnership Is Necessary for Mission and Maturity:

Our mission from Jesus is to take the gospel to both the neighborhoods and  nations, to both Jerusalem and the ends of the earth (Matt. 28:19; Acts 1:8). How could a single person do that alone? But if we organize ourselves properly, we can contribute meaningfully to work of God. Everyone in church can consistently pray and give financially to the work of God or to meet people’s challenges around us. Together, our mission can be healthier, stronger, longer, and more sustainable.

U can't work with God and be rejected by mortal employer

Partnership Provides Synergy:

Partnership helps enhance a church’s or individual strength and helps shore up her weaknesses. Partnership helps to maximize a church’s potential influence, providing a network through which individuals and churches can influence more broadly than they otherwise could. As partners, we must also, encourage one another.

God is not a task master, He is a paymaster

Partnership Provides Protection:

Sometimes churches or even church members go through immensely challenging seasons. As partners in Christ, what is your responsibility in such situations?(let’s have your answer in the comment section).

As partners in Christ, we must also be an intercessor ( praying for one another always.

Some people do say, I can’t pray for my pastor because he is a spiritual man. But the truth is that as partners in Christ, we must always pray for them.

At this point, I want to appreciate God almighty and also the admin for the privilege given to me.

Written by: Bro.Opeyemi

What partnership entails


We are not working for God we are working with God

According to webster’s dictionary defines a partner as “One that shares; one associated with another especially in action.”

Partnership occurs when two or more people come together in order to accomplish something that neither of them could do alone. The literal meaning indicates that each one has a specific part.

When partnership of vision takes place, something powerful happens. When people or groups of people partner together, it gives them the capability and the strength to do something that did not or could not exist before.

The spiritual principles of partnership are still the same. When we follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit and come together in partnership as He directs, both those who give and those who receive will be fully supplied through God’s great riches in Christ Jesus, and God’s work will get done. This is pleasing to God.

God is not a task master, He is a paymaster

It should be noted that when Jesus came to earth He was looking for partners. He could have sent angels to preach the gospel, but instead He asked for men and women to do it.

Jesus was God manifest in the flesh with “all the fullness of the Godhead bodily dwelling in Him,”yet the first thing He did after He was baptized was to look for men and women to help Him with His work.

He choosed 12 partners to help Him get started. They were soon joined by others.
And, yes Jesus needed their prayers. When Jesus was struggling in prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane against the self-will of the human race and the crucifixion that was looming before Him, He asked His partners to watch and pray with Him.

Before Jesus ascended into heaven He commissioned His disciples saying, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mark 16:14-15)

One thing is certain from Jesus’ command. He was not looking for spectators. He wants all of His followers to participate.
Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.”(Mark 10:29-31)

We “walk worthily of God,” partnering with Christ to carry out His ministry in our daily lives, God faithfully works through us to bring healing and reconciliation to a broken and divided world. It is this very power of God at work through Christ embodied by us, that brings peace, joy, and fruitfulness to the world, rather than chaos, destruction, and death. Paul calls these experiences of enriched life the “Kingdom of God.”

 

While Addressing congregants in his church in Corinth, Paul says “the Kingdom of God depends not on talk but on power” (1 Corinthians 4:20).

They are speaking arrogantly to one another, rather than “walking worthily of God.”Paul plans to go to Corinth to “find out not the talk of these arrogant people but their power” (1 Corinthians 4:19).

In other words, Paul will point out to them the obvious, chaotic results of this destructive power being unleashed in the community through their arrogant talk. Such behavior also blocks their experience of the peace and joy that characterizes the Kingdom of God.

When we partner faithfully with Jesus Christ when we “walk worthily of God” in our own daily lives. As we do, God works powerfully through our embodiment of Christ to bring healing and life to others with all sorts of colors and beauty, relieving all despair and hopelessness.

In all of these various moments, the Kingdom of God breaks into our world. We are in true partners with Christ in the Kingdom of God. What a “calling.” example of such calling is enumerated in (1king 17:13) In a time of famine, Elijah went to the home of a poor widow and asked her for a cup of water. As she was going to get it, he asked for a piece of bread too. The widow told him that she had only a handful of flour left in the jar and a little cooking oil. She was just preparing to cook one last meal for herself and her son and then die.

God is not a task master, He is a paymaster

But Elijah told her, “Don’t be afraid. Bake me a little loaf of bread first, and there will still be enough food for you and your son. For this is what the Lord the God of Israel says, ‘There will always be plenty of flour and oil left in your containers until the time when the Lord sends rain and the crops grow again! ”Later, this same woman received her son back to life through Elijah’s prayer. The power of partnership with God.

This shows that whenever we are in good relationship with our God Impossibilities_ become POSSIBLE, MIRACLE happens, GOD PERFORM WONDER, CHAIN ARE BROKEN, THOSE IN BONDAGE WILL BE FREE. it’s said that whoever have a solid relationship with God will not suffer. Hallelujah!!!

Now let proceed to Top 10 Reasons Why Your Partnership with God is Critical for Living the Abundant Life:

STRENGTH:The nearer you are to God the greater your strength. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. (Isaiah 40:31)

POWER to CREATE and INVENT A closer relationship and consciousness with God, provides more power to create and invent because you draw upon the limitless resources of an unlimited God. His power works through us to glorify His name. (Romans 9:17) Halleluyah!!!

WISDOM. Your partnership, with the God of infinite wisdom, allows you to tap into His wisdom. He says if we lack wisdom to ask and He will give it to us generously. (James 1:5) the lord is good to us, Glory Honor and Adoration to his holy name.

HOPE. Realization of your divine partnership with God will enlarge your life and multiply your effectiveness with hope in Him. It will take away feelings of hopelessness, uncertainty and inability to overcome the storms of life. God’s plans are to give us hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

SUCCESS & HAPPINESS. To have real success requires taking God into partnership and lining up your purpose and ambitions with His will. When your career and life does not run counter to God’s plan, but is in tune and contributes and benefits society, your cooperation will bring true happiness and success. In Him we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28)

LOVE Partnership with God requires walking in love and loving Him. God is a God of love and what is life without love? God tells us to do all things in love and that love never fails. We are told that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord. (Romans 8:28)

NO FEAR. When you take God into full, complete partnership, you will not fear. Your life’s ventures cannot end in disappointment. With God we are led into abundant pastures, beside still waters, and He says we will fear no evil. (Psalm 23)

HONESTY. Taking God into partnership means that you must not only be honest, but that you must be robustly honest. You cannot lie, cheat, steal, or take advantage of anyone. It is impossible for God to lie. (Hebrews 6:18) Hallelujah!!

MIRACLES As God’s partner, He is able to perform miracles through us. Every great artist, writer, inventor, or healer that has done a miraculous thing, is conscious of the greater divine source of God working through them. God can make your tongue as the pen of a skilled writer. (Psalm 45:1), whenever we had accomplished, and the future achievement that has been made ours, ain’t our doing, instead it’s the reward of the relationship we have with our God. The Lord is wonderful to us Glory to him.

PEACE – When you take God into partnership, and you are conscious of doing His work, you have a life of peace and security. With God’s great light in your life you can feel safe and reassured that you will not lose your way. We are told the Lord will bless his people with peace. (Psalm 29:11) often when we pray we all seek for peace of mind (‘Ifokanbale’) it’s when we in good partnership with God, then He will Grant us our prayer. Can we see how marvelous our Lord is? Halleluyah!!!

I could go on and on. The fact is, with God as our partner we will have a new zest in life to attain the higher things that are worthwhile and of eternal value. Working in harmony with God allows us to inherit the best from the King of kings and enjoy a prosperous and abundant life.

I pray may our partnership with God bring us growing prosperities.

Written by: bro Adekunle

Ways to manifest your healing


A picture illustrating a crippled man that has gotten his healing

 

Sickness can be spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental.
There are instances of healing that happen immediately at the very first moment of prayer, anointing and there are instances of healing that happen only after long period of waiting and many experiences of prayer.

There is God-ward side and man-ward side to every battle and blessings, so while waiting on Jehovah Rapha, the God our healer for full manifestation of healing.

SACRIFICE OF PRAISE AND JOY

Thanksgiving is a vital key to experiencing the miraculous, we must not reserve for when miracle comes to full fruition.

It is in the Holy atmosphere of praise and worship that healing and miracle begin to manifest.

The sacrifice of Joy is the most difficult to offer when afflicted or troubled within and out.

Yet Nehemiah 8:10 says the Joy of the Lord is our strength.

Strength is emotional toughness and resistance, it is defensive ability.

Dancing, singing melodies, reciting psalms, smiling, laughing rejoicing in what the Lord says about us.

 

A picture of someone who have got his healing

BE REALISTIC IN EXPECTATIONS

we need to overcome the realms of our 5 senses and human reasoning.

Our words have power to create or destroy.

Proverb 18vs 21 says there are power of life and death in the tongue

“I can’t handle this anymore, then the situation can be out of control”

“it is hurting more, as difficult as it may sound, our words control our lives

Mark 10vs 50 reveals the blind Bartimaeus threw aside his garment and rose and came to Jesus. The garment to this blind man was his valuable asset, being his status identification, his means of collecting alms, may be his source of shelter and warmth.

To us it can be no longer rely on whatever we had as any other hope of survival.

Casting away all doubt, no thinking otherwise.

Casting away all fear and connection of discouragement.

prayer is successful only when it is based on God’s word.”The supernatural therapy to supernatural healing is the word of God”

A graphics of The days of miracle are not gone

UNDERSTAND AND KEEP CONFESSING THE WORD OF GOD

Possess the promises of healing in Christ Jesus Ipeter2:24, Isaiah 53:4.

To keep confessing the word of God help curse the root cause of the problems and it releases Jesus into the situations.

Sometimes, healing seems to be delayed. In Exodus 5:22-23, Moses spoke the word of God(let my people go and serve me) to Pharaoh but he refused.
God gave Moses the strength to continue confronting Pharaoh with the word of God till his final destruction.
2Chronicle 7:14 says, if my people who are called by name will humble themselves and pray  and seek my face and TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land.

There is need to examine life from any area of sin that has not being dealt with, repent, make restitutions if need be. It causes to falter in confidence before God and making request known, it also gives Satan ground to condemn and judge.

CHOOSE TO PERSEVERE

(waiting, hoping and trusting God)

God also uses our circumstances to refine and build our characters
Delay in manifestation sometimes means to grow us in faith and patience making us spiritually fit.

Written by: Sis Oluwafunmilayo Ilesanmi

How to partnership with God


Partnership with God

Ezekiel 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

By definition, a partner is a person who takes part in an undertaking with another or other, especially in a business or firm with shared risk and profit.

But tonight we’re talking about partnership with our lord business.

God original plan for mankind is that after this earth,mankind should have everlasting life with him. But at the garden of eden man lost this opportunity and began to suffer.

But in him infinity mercy, after sending a lot of prophets and the word is still corrupt. He sent his only begotten son,so that his original plan can be fulfilled.

Jesus worked when He was on earth and when He was going He gave us a commandment to go into and preach about the kingdom of God.

Jesus Christ said harvests are many but labourers are few. He needed so many labourers so that we can harvest plenty souls into the kingdom of God.

John 14-21, says he who has my commandments and keep them, it is who loves me. And who love me will be loved by my father and I will love and manifest myself to him.

God has work to be done on earth and He is looking for who to partner with him to get the work done.

If we love Him we will keep His commandments and obey His commandments.

Your love for souls of men and you loving what He love prove that you love Him.

You may be asking how can I be partner with God.

By Evangelize -go into the word and preach the gospel of our lord Jesus. Open your mouth talk to people about Christ.

By helping the work of God with your substance: be it your Brain, time, money etc.

Dream up some awesome ideas that can propagate the kingdom of God and putting them into action without minding the sweating of your efforts.

Another question you may want to ask again is what will I gain in partner with God?

John 14-21b say I will manifest myself to him. To who? To those that love him and doing His will.

These manifestations of God are the benefits you enjoy for partnering with him.

What are the benefit we derive for partnering with him.

we become conqueror – trouble will tremble at our presence because God presence is with us because He love us.

supernatural favour – when we have pleasure in God business, He will be with us and release divine favour unto us. God is with Joseph and He enjoyed a great flow of favour.

flow of sign and wonder – as you work with God He backs you up with sign and wonder. Paul as example mark16:20

Supernatural breakthroughs – anyone who love God is empower to be a pathfinder and a carrier of supernatural breakthrough. Permanent partnership with God make you a star forever and ever (Daniel 12-3)because His presence with you give you confidence and that lead you to breakthrough.

In conclusion, God is searching for a man and woman who will work with him on earth so that plenty souls will be harvested into His kingdom.

Are you ready to be a partner with God? Determine today and God will bless you.

Sorry for taking much of your time.

This post is written by Adeola Adedoyin.

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UNDERSTANDING STEWARDSHIP


Stewardship means granting a trust to someone for profitable use.

Luke 12:42-48 KJV
And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? [43] Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. [44] Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. [45] But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; [46] The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him , and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. [47] And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself , neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes . [48] But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes . For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.”

1. Stewardship is a gift to invest (Mat. 25:13-15). If we read these verses, we will understand what our heavenly father makes.

PS.24:1. The earth is the lord and the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein. Therefore, all of us are His creatures.

He was sent to us for our salvation. Jesus said in Jn.9:41, I must work the works of Him that sent me while it’s a day the night cometh when no man can work.

He also want us to perform like Him (Jn.15:16 & Jn 13:16-17). “You 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 shall ask of the father in my name, He may give it to you (KJV). ” SO, we have responsibility which has been given by God.

2. Giving for a purpose –

Luke 16:1-9 KJV
And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. [2] And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward. [3] Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. [4] I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. [5] So he called every one of his lord’s debtors unto him , and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord? [6] And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. [7] Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore. [8] And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. [9] And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. My reader, this is the problem we have in churches and the whole world. Stewardship is given for a purpose but we are not using it for God’s purpose.

When we read Acts of Apostle 4:32 _ And the multitudes of them that believe were of one heart of one soul, neither said any of them that ought of the things which He possessed was his own but they had all things in common. Churches have diverted from the laid down principles of Apostles and command of Jesus Christ.

In the world today, people are not fearing God who is the General overseer of every man’s deed. Stealing, corruption, etc have deepened down into the system even including the so called Children of God.

Remember, in the book of Rev 22:11-12, he that is unjust let him be unjust still and he which is filthy let him be filthy still, that is righteous let him be righteous still and he that is holy let him be holy still. 12, And behold I come quickly and my reward is with me to give everyman according to his works shall be.

3. Benefit of giving life style – It’s a style of living that reflect the attitude and values of a person or group. In the book of Dan.6:4-5 Then the president and prince sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom but they could find none occasions nor fault forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. If you as a christian can do like Daniel then your heaven is certain (Mat.25:31-34). Read and see the reward of a good steward. God will blessed you as you put it into practice.

This post is credited Pastor, Johnson Adedoyin

UNDERSTANDING STEWARDSHIP


Understanding stewardship

Examples of stewardship in the Bible

Above, in Genesis 1:26-28, we observe that the concept of stewardship is woven into the fabric of creation. The desire to steward has been hardwired into the soul of every person, which explains why, in varying degrees, people have a desire to create and manage.

On this foundation, let’s take a look at some examples of stewardship in the Bible.

1.  Adam was called to work

From the very beginning, God had good intentions for work. In Genesis 2:15, we read, “The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.”
God called Adam to “work” and to “keep” the garden. Basically, God commanded Adam to take care of things on his behalf.

God’s call of Adam too wasn’t a burden, and God isn’t a vindictive taskmaster. Since Adam’s call to work preceded the entrance of sin (Gen. 3), we can see that God had a good purpose for work in mind.

2.  Joseph oversees Potiphar’s house

Joseph’s is arguably one of the best examples of biblical stewardship (Gen. 39).

After Joseph was brought to Egypt, the LORD made him a successful man. While Joseph was in the house of his Egyptian master, we read, _Gen. 39:4 “So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had”

Joseph didn’t own this home.
He didn’t own the furnishings.
He wasn’t responsible for generating income.
But he was given stewardship over the house and everything his master owned.

Referring back to the biblical stewardship definition above “the manager of a household” you can see why Joseph is the perfect example of what it means to be a Steward.

3.  Moses, let the land have a break

Remember, God owns the earth. As the owner of everything, He makes His desires for His creation known. We see just one example of this in Leviticus 25:1-5.

In this passage, the LORD told Moses to let the people farm the land for six years, but to make them take a break from farming the ground in the seventh year.

What does this have to do with stewardship in the Bible?

Simple.
From this passage, we see that God owns the earth, he oversees the growth of produce, and He knows how to handle his land.

(THIS POST IS IN 3 PARTS FOR EASE OF STUDY. YOU’RE READING THE THIRD PART. YOU CAN ALSO READ THE FIRST AND SECOND PARTS).

This post is credited to Adekunle