The righteous – 5 benefits of righteous living


5 benefits of righteous living

God doesn’t speaks to impress people; He speaks to expand people. Things that will impress you will not expand you; things that will expand you will not impress you.

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: [17] That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” – 2.Tim.3:16-17

5 Benefits of righteousness

1). Boldness – Boldness is the secret behind the miraculous at work in the hand of the apostles. The key word here is confidence it requires confidence to get God to confirm His word

“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” – Acts.4:13
“And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.” – Acts.4:31

 

While sins inflicts fear; righteousness instilled boldness. Many – though born again Christians – are still ruled with fear as a result of sin.

Adam sinned and the first statement He made was “I am afraid.” Sin ruptured the destiny of men. It broke the link between God and men

“The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.” – Prov.28:1

 

2). Flourished business – Righteousness is the gateway to a flourished business. The reason your business is suffering ups and downs is unrighteousness. Have you start a business and no one is patronizing it? Check the level of your righteousness.

“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. [13] Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. [14] They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;” PSM.92:12-14

 

The bible is a solution book. It offers multi-purpose solutions to all problems of life. You can use it to turn the shape of your business by subscribing to the demands of righteousness.

The righteous shall grow like a palm tree

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. [2] But his delight is in the law of the Lord ; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. [3] And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” – PSM.1:1-3

 

3). Speed – righteousness enhances speed in all realms of life while sin fosters slow motion. Many are delayed in life because of an unrighteous life style.

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” – Is.40:31

 

4). Envious destiny – We are not entity of pity; we are entity of envy. Every authentic believer has an envious destiny in Christ. It’s my prayer, tonight marks an end to every issue of shame in your life. What makes people pity you comes to an end today. As from today, people will no longer ask you where is your God? God will show up on your behalf.

“For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.” – Gen.26:14

 

Every issue of mockery will turn into issue of envy. All those who mocked you serving God in righteousness will join you to serve God.

Before I drop the last point, the spirit of God tells me to show you forces behind unrighteous.

Association

Your friend can either make you or break you. Friendship is not by force is by choice. Watch out for negative friends that cause bad influences. Those who walk with fools are programmed for destruction.

“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” – 1.Cor.15:33
“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” – Prov.13:20

Ignorance

Many are victims of ignorance more than anything else. Knowledge is the key to dominion.

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” – Hosea.4:6

 

That is why Jesus Christ clamoured for knowledge during His earthly ministry. He rebuked the Lawyers for taking the key to knowledge.

“Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.” – Lk.11:52

Anything that you don’t understand will be abused. Knowledge is priceless nothing can be compared to it. You can’t be lighted and be molested. Get knowledge in all thy gettings

 Lastly, number 5

Exploits – Listen to this: You don’t need to know any mortal man before you make it in life. You don’t need any political backup – you only need to know God.

“And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” – Dan.11:32

 

Exploits can be defined as eyes hath not seen nor ear heard before. 1 Cor. 2:9. All genuine righteous children are pubic figures.

“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” – Dan.12:32

 

It’s my prayer, by the light of this word, you will be numbered among world highflyers in the mighty name of Jesus.

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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!

 

 

Godliness: the covenant gateway to greatness in 2019(C)


The covenant gateway to victory

Continues…

What are the benefits of Godly living?

(a). Access to fresh unction – the greater our access to oil the greater the impact. It takes a new bottle be filled with a new wine. It takes a new birth to scale a new height in a new year

“But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. [11] Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me. [12] The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. [13] Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. [14] They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;” – Psalm.92:10-14

 

In the light of the scripture above, palm tree connotes “no more dry season” while cedar of Lebanon indicates “scaling new height” 

(b). Sustainable prosperity – Godly living engenders sustainable prosperity. It requires Godliness to be prosper and to sustained the prosperity.

“And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. [4] Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord , as in the days of old, and as in former years.” –  Mal.3:3-4

 

Hear this: your offerings become acceptable and preservable on the ground of Godliness.

“I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.” – Zech.5:4

 

If you steal and bring the offering to the church don’t ever think that God will accept it. There is a curse on those who steal for the act of stealing.

Our journey to greatness begins with Godliness

Friend, things start turning the day you turn. It’s never too late to turn. It’s wisdom to make a U-turn when you’re heading to a road that leads to the wrong way. Your greatness stops where your Godliness stops.

 

 

 

Godliness – the covenant gateway to greatness in 2019 (B)


The covenant gateway to victory

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What are the forces behind ungodly living?

We need to know that behind every ungodliness there is a spirit. What are the spirits? (Anywhere where you see spirit in the scripture it talks about the Holy spirit)

(a). The spirit of disobedience – The spirit of disobedience is responsible for every act of disobedience to scriptural injunctions. It takes a stronger spirit to destroy the weaker spirit. I pray that you receive fresh baptism of the spirit of obedience in the name of Jesus.

“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:” – Eph.2:2
“And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them .” – Ez.36:27

 

The spirit of disobedience at work explains why a smoker will not stop smoking even when it’s written on cigarette that he will die young. It baffles me, this is out of ordinary. There are some people that have lost a quantum number of their years to the smoking of cigarette. Cigarette is a satanic addiction!

(b). The spirit of lies – Lies erode our redemptive dignity in Christ. It washes away our royalty. Lies as tiny as it is disqualifies for heaven.

“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. [15] For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.”  – Rev.22:14-15
“He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.” – PS.101:7

 

Our journey to greatness begins with Godliness

How do I overcome ungodly living?

(I). Faith – Believe in perfection. It’s what you believe that you’re empowered to become. You’re what you think (Prov.27:3). If you think that perfection is not possible you will never come close to perfect.

“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” – Mat.5:48

 

(ii). Watch out for wrong association – Friendship is not by force, it’s by choice. There is no association that leaves you neutral; your friends can either make you or break you.

“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” – 1.Cor.15:33
“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” – prov.13:20

 

(iii). Prayer – Prayer against temptation is a prayer to pray. Consciously cultivate the habit of praying against temptation on a daily basis.

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” –  Mat.6:13

 

(iv). Fasting – There is a yoke destroying power in fasting. Unwanted habits like Lesbianism, masturbation, stealing, smoking, corruption, bribery, lieing, etc can only give way and be done away with by fasting and prayer.

“Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?” – Is.58:6

 

(v). Choice – Our choice is our greatest weapon against ungodliness. Godliness is primarily a function of choice. Life is all about issue of choices and not chances. Our choice can overrun sin. Daniel was enthroned by choice.

“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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Godliness: the covenant gateway to greatness in 2019


The covenant gateway to victory

This post has been designed for those that will be great in 2019.

Onto the Post..

Greatness is not an ambition it is a birthright. Jesus Christ was sent to be great and so also He sent us.

“And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. [31] And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. [32] He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.” – Luke.1:30-33

 

By redemption, we have been qualified to partake of Abraham’s covenant of greatness through Jesus Christ.

“As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. [5] Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. [6] And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. [7] And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.” – Gen.17:4-7
“Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” –  Gal.3:7/14

 

Our journey to greatness in life begins with Godliness. Take Job, Daniel and Joseph as case studies. Job who was the greatest of all the men in the east was testified by God that he hates sin and loves righteousness.

“There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. [2] And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. [3] His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?” – Job.1:1-3/8

 

Moreover, the great state man, Daniel. He purposed in his heart to never defiled himself with the king’s meat, no  wonder Daniel reigned in six kingdoms. The king worshipped Daniel and called him a god’s name as a result of his righteous living.

“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. And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.” – Dan.1:8/20

 

In Dan.6:5, They couldn’t find anything against Daniel other than his God. Godliness is the master key to greatness

“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

 

And wait a minute, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego would rather die than to bow for the golden image of the king. Joseph understood that his destiny would be tied down and flee fornication. Godliness is the key to divine favour. The master had no choice than to make Joseph the lord of all he had. Choose to be different! Don’t perish with the crowd. You can’t beat them by joining them.

“There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? [12] And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.” – Gen.39:9/12

 

 

 

 

 

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).