Word Of Faith (How To Have A Lion Share)


Word of faith

Those who have the lion heart are those who can have the lion share. But what if you fail to build a lion heart. How then can you have the lion share?

Building a robust faith might takes some time . It requires commitment and dedication to prayer as well as the baptism of the Holy Spirit – with the evidence of praying in the Holy Ghost by speaking in tongue (Jude. 1:20 & Act. 1).

To have a lion share, It demands responsibility. It demands discipline.

Genuine & Counterfeit Miracle

The truth is that miracle doesn’t just happen. Any miracle that does not leaves you with a responsibility to carry is questionable.

Remember that Aaron’s rod turned serpent, in same vein, the magicians’ rods turned serpents. But the serpent of Aaron swallowed up all the serpents of the magicians. Thus, proven the supremacy of God.

Don’t get it twisted. It’s not all miracles that are from God. There is traditional magic – don’t be deceived. That is why you must test all miracles with the acid test of the word of God. Many fake manifestations are counterfeiting the originals in our time.

Identify With JESUS

Don’t be shy to identify with Jesus. It’s foolishness to be shameful of what is gainful. Let your light shines across the global village – don’t hide your light under the bushel. Tell it from the roof top to the whole world that you have encountered the Messiah.

Maintain A Heart Of Gratitude

People don’t think straight when they are sad. You will discover that Jesus Christ did not perform any miracle when He cried – funny enough, cry is contagious. If you think that your ceaseless and incessant worries would move God, this is another lie from the pit of hell. Wait a minute, Hannah was fretted, she cried and nothing came to be. But when she: poured out her heart, her lips was moving, attached seal to her demand, went home and sad no more. Then, her request was granted.

Add Faith To Your Effort

Understand this that God is only interested in your faith. Get God moved by a baffling and roof tearing faith. Your faith is your purchasing power in the miraculous market. BIG EXPECTATION IS NOT OUR AMBITION; IT IS OUR BIRTHRIGHT. Move out of the box. Any request that is too BIG for you to ask, don’t expect to have it.

Let there be a casting down of the IMPOSSIBILITY syndrome. There is nothing that your life demands that God can’t deliver (Mat.6:33). Think BIG!

But Jesus beheld them , and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. (Mat.19:26)

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FAITH DIARY (COMMANDMENTS)


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

PRAISE

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

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

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

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

TITHING

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

The mystery of honouring God


God honours those who honours Him

God honours those who honours Him. The principle of this kingdom is the principle of input and output, seed time and harvest time. Everyone gets what they sow.

“Wherefore the Lord God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the Lord saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.” – 1 Samuel 2:30

God is telling us this evening that “give me honour and I will honour you back in return”, despise me and I will neglect you. Sow the seed of honour into the kingdom and you shall reap honour. Can you harvest a maize without planting a corn? That’s not possible.

“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.” – Psalm 126:5-6

How can I honour God in my daily living?

Someone might ask how can he/she honours God as a lifestyle?

1). Praise

Praise is a sure way to honour God. You’re only qualified to honour God when your breath is in place.

“Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord . Praise ye the Lord” – Psalm 150:6

In everything, not for every thing, praise the lord.

There are some companies of people that would not ask before they receive, these are people in the companies thanks givers. Any time you acknowledge God, He expands you.

“Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. [6] Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. – Psalm. 67:5-6

It’s a matter of perspective, out of paralytic perspective. Many – though born-again Christian – have been bittered with God because they have made themselves prayer projects by placing all kinds of demands on God, switching from one prayer house to the other. It’s not as if i’m against asking but it’s so disgusting the way many Christians have expanded their problems, dishonored themselves all in the name of demands. Praise kills the prayer projects mentality.

Praise unleashes divine ideas. You can live a praise lifestyle and be stranded of ideas. When Jesus was here He always knew what yo to do.

“And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.” – Jn.6:6

When they needed to feed 5000 people, He gave thanks. Whenever there were confronted with seemingly impossible situation, He gave thanks, and the miraculous follows.

Praise lifestyle enhances fresh oil. There are many believers, even pastors, operating with stale oil. Fresh oil connotes fresh revelation. You can’t make things happen in life without revelation. Praise is one of the spiritual activities that engender the release of fresh oil. Understand this, manifestation is a product of revelation.

“But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.” – Psalm. 92:10

2). Obedience

Obedience is the hallmark of honouring God. Anytime you obey God, you set your foot on a pedestal of enthronement/honour.

If Jesus who was given the Holy Spirit beyond measure could not move an ant other than to honour His father then you and I have no choice than to follow the same principle.

“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: [7] But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: [8] And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. [9] Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: [10] That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;” – Philippians 2:6-10 

Our journey to honour in life begins with obedience. Where your obedience stops is where your honour stops. Dedication equals decoration. Every commandment of God is meant for our profiting.

God has not commanded in order to grieve us, He has commanded us in order to expand us. God has not commanded us in order to punish us, He has commanded us in order to polish us.

“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” – 1Jn. 5:3

The word of God is 75% instructions and 25% doctrines.

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” – 2 Timothy 3:16

Honour God by being responsible. You better start carrying responsibility until it’s too late. It’s never too late. You will die as a liability until you start taking responsibility. Repent of all spiritual irresponsibility.

Be financially responsible by honouring God with your thite and offerings.

“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.” – Deu.8:18

Be spiritually responsible by honouring God with Kingdom advancement prayer and soul winning endeavours.

3). Believe – lastly, honour God with you faith. You can’t move God without faith.

“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

Honour God with your thoughts. God thinks, and He thinks positively.

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

You are God’s offsprings – God’s sons and daughters. According to the law of the universe, every living thing duplicate itself into its offspring, a cow can’t give birth to a goat, a mango tree can’t produce a cashew fruit. It follows, the son of God is a god.

“I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.” – PS. 82:6

You too should think like a true son and daughter of your father.

Speak in line with what you believe. You are what you say.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Prov.18:21

In conclusion, don’t just be thrilled by this teaching, align your life according to its prescriptions, and your place of honour can never be farfetched.

How to Praise God


How to praise God

How to praise God” is written by Adeola Adedoyin

We were able to discover in our last teaching the value in praise and the wonders in praise.

It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord(psalms 92:1) one of the wonders of praise is that it ushers you into the presence of the lord(psalm 100:4). in the presence of God, the there is fullness of joy(psalm16:11). It is impossible to be in the presence of God and remain the same.

I will discuss tonight three ways to praise God.

The first way to praise the Lord is by Singing and Dancing: Singing and dancing by a true child of God reflects the joy bubbling in one’s heart. No one can be truly happy and successfully hide it. It is written that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Singing and dancing can be a reflection on the mighty work of God that we have seen and heard. This attitude is not limited in scope. People of all age groups are to praise God. (Matt21:9; Hosea 2:15).

When we sing and dance in the presence of God like a baby without mindful of who is watching us, this make God to be delighted in us. And when father is delighted in His child, He shower blessing on such child.

King David knew this key, whenever he is praising God, he will sing and dance like a baby. This attitude make God to be happy and make God to call king David the man of his soul.

When we’re joyful our praise will go to our God and He will shower His blessing on us.

The second way of praising God is by Clapping And Instruments of music:

The clapping of hands and the use of instruments of music are other way a Christian can express his or her appreciation to God. Psalm41:1 says, oh clap your hand all ye people.
When it is done orderly and decently, it is pleasing unto God.

We can use various instruments of music like trimbrel, volin, organ, piano, and drum to praise God (psalm150:1-6). This attitude pleases God and it makes Him to be happy with and shower His blessings on us.

The last third way of praising God is Praising God in the Holy spirit: We re enjoined to redeem the time because the days are full of evil (Eph5:14-19).

A way of doing this is to make a melody in our heart and sing spiritual songs, this preventing the tongue from going astray. We can hand over the tongue to the Holy spirit to sing spiritual songs to the lord.

In conclusion we are enjoined to be the doer of the word not the hearer only.

Today’s teaching is a practical one which should be put into practice now and always. Sing unto the lord, dance unto him, clap your hand, use musical instruments to praise your maker. All these pleasing Him and there is a great reward for doing this.

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