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

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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

Partnership: the covenant gateway to settlement


We are not working for God; we are working with God

Partnership is the gateway to all round settlements. Wrong mentality about partnership will reduce engagement. Understand this: we are not working for God; we are working with God. God does not use people; He blesses people. He is not a taskmaster; He is a paymaster.

Revelation 22:12 KJV
“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
Those who are partnering with God are not far from all round settlement in all areas of life.”

In partnership, every shareholder is entitled to a dividend. So also you can’t partner with God and miss out His dividend.

Isaiah 45:19 KJV
“I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the Lord speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.”

We are not working for God we are working with God

 How can I partner with God?

Go for His mandates – The 2 mandates of God for every Christian are prayer and soul winning (lk.18:1, Jn.15:16, Jer.1:5). “All men,” not all pastors, ought to pray and not to faint. Prayers are not meant for pastors alone. Prayer is a commandment. “Pray without ceasing.”(1Thes.5:17). Fainting in prayer equals failing in life. Prayer does not only change things; prayer changes people.

Luke 9:29 KJV
“And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.”

Whatever you pray for others answers back to you. It is human intercession that provokes the release of divine intervention. Standing in the gap for others (“the lost” and nations) is the surest pathway to a life of  fulfillment.

 Matthew 6:9-10, 33 KJV
“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. [33] But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Hannah at 84 years old, prayed kingdom advancement prayer (lk.2:37). Daniel prayed kingdom advancement prayer to a point that the king had no choice than to call him Belteshazzar ( a god’s name).

Daniel 4:18 KJV
“This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now thou, O Belteshazzar, declare the interpretation thereof, forasmuch as all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known unto me the interpretation: but thou art able; for the spirit of the holy gods is in thee.”

Fear GodWe make our marks in life by fearing God. How can I fear God? By obeying scriptural injunctions (Jn.14:21)

Our journey to greatness in life begins with the fear of God. We live in a kingdom of choices and not chances. The ball is in our courts. Daniel made a choice to be different (Dan.1:8) you too choose to be different.

Daniel 1:8 KJV
“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.”
It’s common saying that “If you can’t beat them join them” this statement is a satanic statement. You can’t beat them by joining them, or else you will remain under them. Choose to be different.

Joseph flee fornication when he knew that his destiny will be tied down.

The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Wisdom is knowing the right thing to do and doing it. It pays to live right. Its never too late to turn. Live ready it might be too late to get ready.

Our journey to greatness begins with Godliness

Love God: The hotter your love for Christ the hotter you become in life. Carry a heart for Christ. Those who have the injunctions of God and obey them are the ones who love God.

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

What is love? Love is simply the word that you receive, believe and obey.

Passion is the key word here. Love built this blog. Love provokes the release of supernatural manifestations in all spheres of life.

Love is making the kingdom of God your number 1 interest in life.

Get this straight: If the things of God does not move you, don’t expect the move of God to your direction. God is ever committed to the welfares of those who are committed to His interests.

Until you run after the kingdom agenda, supernatural additions is out of view.

 1 Kings 17:13 KJV
“And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.”

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

Your years of toiling is over. Our God is a God of additions. Serving God will not reduce you, serving God will increase you. Our God is a God of multiplication.

Jeremiah 30:19 KJV
“And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.”

Things that others are running g after will be running after you when you plug into the frequency of love by hunting after souls both on the prayer alter and by reaching out to the lost through envagelism.

 1 Corinthians 3:6 KJV
“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.”

The interpretation of this scripture is that some people are praying for the lost to be saved while others are on the field compelling them into the kingdom. Both category of labourers have their rewards. You can do both as many believers are doing today.

I decrees – your settlement in every aspect of your life has finally come. God will settle you spiritually, physically, financially, and academically; in your health, career, job, business and marriage in the name of Jesus. No body here will remain unsettled in the name of Jesus.

Partnership: the covenant gateway to settlement


We are not working for God; we are working with God

What is partnership?

Partnership is a cooperative relationship between people or group who agree to share responsibility for achieving some specific goals.

From this definition, some key words are to be noted.

Co operation which is based or agreement. Amos3:3

Responsibility which is based on maturity.
Before an agreement can be reached between 2 people, there must be trust and love in place and the responsibility part leaves you with doing what you have to do to get you desires result.

This means that every one has their roles to play to achieve a goal.

God has His role to play as much as we have ours, incomplete fulfilment on our own side places our settlement on a shaky ground. Remember that God can’t do our part and vice versa.

Settlement on the other hand is having everything regards our affairs attended to at all times..
Because God is not a user of man but a blessed of those who differently seek him.
Once you are in partner with a person, you always put everything in place to make your communication active.

How does partnership settles us?

  • Partnership with God places us under His care and guidance (PS 23:3).
  • It makes you a carrier of grace. Remember you are in accordance to Him.
  •  It makes you seek His kingdom (Matt 6:33).
  • It makes you serve under Him (Ex 23:25).

It is important to know that our love has to be in place before partnership can stand with God.
All partnership is based on love. once we love God we are sure to obey Him at all times and if you obey Him,there’s no way He will leave us unattended to at any time.

This post is duly credited to: Mayowa Adeyemi.

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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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God does not use people, He blesses people. Earthly employers can use you and dump you but God can’t use and dump you. God is not a taskmaster, He is a pay master.

We are not working for God we are working with God