STEP by STEP


Oh God you baffled me! You amazed me!! I, the son of nobody became a force to reckon with. Though, I came from a less than rich family background – both of my folks are unlearned – yet you settled all my expensive school fees and made a graduate.

From the deepest place of my despair you brought me into the place my of glory.

Once upon a time, I was a lonely. Then, my world was ruled by the terror of fear. I was scared of everything. How would I make money? How would i pay my school fees? How would I buy my text books? How would pay rent? How would I get good grades? How would I funds my project? Bla! bla!! bla!!! Questions? Questions?? Questions???. To face these questions was very scary, I won’t lie to you.

Then came Your word. By Your word You took me out of my darkest area into illumination. Your word gave me hope that I can make it. That I can make things happen irrespective of my family background and my conditions.

But you did not show me how? You did not show me every of your blueprint. Why? Because you knew that if I know how tall the mountain would be I would be discouraged to climb.

The journey that seemed so far, you led me through step by step as your light shines through my path and every darkness on my way gave way by the incoming of your light.

I’m not afraid. I have confidence in you. I have walked through several miles. I have passed through several junctions. From the day I was born, to the time of my nursery and primary school to the time I was seeking admission and all through those periods of my tertiary institution and now that I am serving my country in a 1year service – which will be completed in the next 1month plus few days. Lord, I say thank you.

Now, good job and marriage are the next steps ahead. Whom to marry is no longer an issue. You have settled that case already.

Oh God, my faith have now become trust. I have no doubt in me again. I understood you now better than before. I know what you want and what you don’t want me to do. I understood want you can and will do.

It was you that brought me to this junction. Take me to the next junction.

Just like the way you have been doing it since my school time, do it also now.

Step by step, the pattern you revealed. Step by step, you will also guide me through the rest of my journey. Brick by brick, you built Rome. Word by word, my blog post was made. Step by step, my life will get to its peak.

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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

Hindrances to living in dominion


Hindrances to living in dominion

Gal.4:7 says, Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

So what are the things that can hinder us, disturb us from being a son?

God’s purpose for man is for him to live a life of dominion. God wants man to be in charge. God commanded man to live a life of dominion at the beginning, but when man fell, he lost the power to live in dominion.

This power to live a life of dominion was restored back to man when Jesus died in man’s place on the cross, buried, and resurrected. The Lord Jesus Christ has paid the price and paved the way for us to dominate.

The question now is, why are believers not dominating?

Despite the sacrifice of Jesus many of us are still being oppressed, harassed and not occupying our place in destiny.

We shall be looking at some of the hindrances to dominion.

We will look at some things that are actually hindering us from dominating.

Here are some few reasons.

  • Disobedience

This is to refuse to comply with or follow the laid down rules. As citizens of the heavenly kingdom we are to enforce the will of God on earth. (Philippians 3:20).

God set the rules, patterns or standards, we are to follow them. If we will not follow His rules by disobeying them, how do we expect Him to give us dominion? It is God who sets up kings and remove kings.

Just like you cannot keep disrespecting your boss in the office and expect a promotion, you cannot live against God’s word and be empowered to live in dominion. Deuteronomy 28:1. Obedience is a vital key to living a dominion life. 2 Corinthians10:6.

This scripture is saying; fulfill your obedience to God and get uncontestable dominion.

  • Lack of knowledge

Hosea 4:6. Knowledge is very vital if we want to live a life of dominion. When the use of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable. It is the lack of knowledge that will make a prince walk on foot while the servant is riding on a horse.

Knowledge is needed for us to know those things that have been freely given to us in Christ Jesus. If a child does not know he is an heir to a great property, other person will take over it.

True knowledge comes from consistence studying and meditation of the word of God. Galatians 4:1-7

  • Lack of violence

Violence is crucial in the school of dominion. For us to rule, we must be violent. How do you expect to rule over violent spirits, violent situations, violent adversaries, if you are not violent (Matthew 11:12).

Even the Bible said right from the day of John the Baptist, the kingdom of God suffereth violence and the violent shall take it by force.

We must be violent in the place of prayer and lawful physical action birthed by faith. As a believer, we are to dominate everywhere; in politics, business, academics, in our offices, on that contract, in our marriages, etc.

We have examples of people that dominated even in strange places; like Mordecai, Daniel, Joseph, etc. It is your right as believer in Christ Jesus to dominate. From today receive the grace for spiritual violence and go dominate in Jesus name.

  • Fear

Many of us are where we are because we are afraid to take a bold step; in ministries, politics, business, academics, careers and the likes. Israel was afraid of the giant in the land, and they wasted good forty years. Fear is highly detestable in this kingdom. Revelations 21:8

Among many others are unbelieve.

  • Sin

Judah lost his signet, scepter to immorality, just like many children of God are losing their authority to sin. Genesis 38:7-18, Genesis 49:10. Sin is deadly; it cripples and makes people impotent spiritually.

For a child of God to live in dominion, he must have a right standing with God. His garment must always be white. Ecclesiastes 9:8. You can only exercise your dominion when your obedience to God is complete. 2 Corinthians 10:6

In conclusion, God has pronounced His blessings on His children; these blessings include living in dominion.

It is our responsibility to do the needful and begin to enjoy what God had freely given to us.

I pray the Lord will help us to dominate in every aspect of our life.

As that will be all for today.

I pray the Lord will give us deep meaning of His word in Jesus name.

This post is duly credited to Sister Folasayo.

Trusting God in Godliness


Trusting God in Godliness

We make our marks in life by trusting God in Godly living. God specializes at lifting and building people but our trust in His ability to perform it is a prerequisite

When faith advances into trust, every element of doubt is destroyed. Many of us prefer the blessings of Abraham but posses the faith of Thomas. Life can’t be sweet than the level of our faith.

“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. [6] But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. [7] For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. [8] A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” – JMS.1:5-8

 

What is trust?

Trust is a deep-seated conviction – this implies that you’re not daunted by the situations and happenings around you. Instead you’re listening to what the WORD says irrespective of what the WORLD says

BIBLICAL INSTANCES OF TRUST

By trust, Abraham became the father of nations. Immortality swallows up mortality in Abraham as he was dead ready to sacrifice his only long awaited son. He trusted God in his ability to delivers.

“And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. [7] And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? [8] And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. [9] And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. [10] And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. [11] And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. [12] And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. [13] And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.” – Gen.22:6-13

 

By trust, the three Hebrew boys were rescued. These boys said O Nebuchadnezzar – no title – we are not careful to answer you in this matter. And God saw this dogged determination in this guys and his heartbeat was as “I must rescue my children today” He delivered!

“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. [17] If it be so , our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. [18] But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.” – Dan.3:16-18

 

Trusting God in Godly living

WHAT ARE THE PROOFS OF TRUST?

(i). Godliness – Your trust in God ends where your Godly living stops. The fear of God is the capital proof of our trust in God.

“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; [16] Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” – 1Pet.1:15-16

Godliness is the key to greatness

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” – Dan.1:8
“Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him.” – Dan.2:46

 

study the above two scripture very well. Your tomorrow is determined by your Godly living today.

(ii). Obedience – Faith is an element of trust. Trust and faith are inseparable. While faith requires work to works. Faith without work is dead. That is, faith without taking responsibilities is dead.

“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. [18] 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.” – JMS.2:17-18
“But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” – JMS.2:20

 

Stop waiting, you’ve waited for long. Enough is enough. It’s high time you act. Take practical and demonstrative steps pertaining scriptural injunctions. That’s how faith works! It doesn’t works in theory.

“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. [23] 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: [24] For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. [25] 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

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Understanding the avenue to a golden destiny (c)


Understanding the avenue to a golden destiny

THE FEAR OF GOD

The fear of God enhances and advances you to operate on a wavelength with God as God is ever ready to entrust His secret to those who fear Him.

Whereas, manifestation is a  product of revelation

“The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.” PS.25:14

 

Understand this: Your wisdom ends where your fear for God’s injunctions or instructions stops. Wisdom is applied knowledge. It’s knowing the right thing to do from the word of God and do it.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments : his praise endureth for ever.” – Pslm.111:10

 

Strictly speaking, our greatest asset in life is the fear of the lord. Joseph and Daniel reigned by the fear of the lord. Get this straight – your reigning in life stops where your fear for scriptural injunctions stops.

For instance, when God saw the dogged determination in Daniel that he could not defiled himself with the king’s meat,and God’s heartbeat was like “i must honoured my son” and then king Nebuchadnezzar had to bow and worshipped Daniel.

“Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him.” – Dan.2:46

 

The capital truth is that life is a choice. By choice, Daniel reigned.

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” – Dan.1:8
“Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.” – Dan.6:5

 

And the god and goddess truth is that the aces are in our hands. By choice again, Joseph ruled.

“And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.” – Gen.39:2

 

I pray, in the mighty name of Jesus, you’re are the next to reign!

Choose to be different. Those three Hebrew boys would rather die than to bow for the king’s golden image. “If you can’t beat them join them” this statement is a demonic statement. You can’t beat them by joining them orelse, you will remain under them. God so good there is freedom of choice in the constitution of Nigeria. Choose wisely!

 

 

The fear of God


The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom

From the scripture, we were told that the fear of God is the point where wisdom starts from.

Proverbs 1:7 KJV
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

This word hit me like a thunderbolt. “Servitude is a product of foolishness.” They don’t make  fools  kings (only the wise are made kings). Wisdom is to know the right to do and do it.

Isaiah 33:6 KJV
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure.

Wisdom is the stability this time that we are now(if you lack wisdom in this era, you will crumble to the floor). It’s my prayer that you won’t sink in life.

Hear this: Christianity without demarcation will not stand the test of time. You can’t beat them by joining them – you will remain under them. The day of judgement is coming when the sheep will be separated from the goats.

Malachi 3:16-18 KJV
Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it , and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord , and that thought upon his name. [17] And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. [18] Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

My dear readers, please be different. Choose to be different. Things that will impress you won’t expand you, things that will expand you won’t impress you. God doesn’t speak to impress people, He speaks to expand people.

 

You can't beat them by joining them, you will remain under them

 

Wait a minute, God saw this dogged determination in this three Hebrew boys that they wouldn’t bow down for any thin god expect the greatest God that they had known and God heartbeat was like “I must rescue my children today.” Did you know what happened? He delivered them.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. [17] If it be so , our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. [18] But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Listen to me: because others are doing it doesn’t mean that you should be doing it. The fear of God is your bail out in this generation.  Joseph flee fornication and he became a prime minister. Daniel was faultless and remained relevant during His time. Get this straight: you can’t fear God and be useless.

Since the days of the Patriarchal until now, those who have  reigned in life are those who fear God  (Men that carry heart for Christ). Hates whatever God hates; disapproves whatever God disapproves. This is the secret of rest.

It’s a restless world, it’s the jet set age. Whether consciously and unconsciously even believers are caught up in the web. Only those who will abide in Jesus by obeying His commandments will be at peace.

The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom (very correct).

 

 

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.