OBEDIENCE – THE PATHWAY TO SUPERNATURAL REWARDS


OBEDIENCE - The pathway to supernatural rewards

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2). It  guarantees divine health and vitality

Exodus 23:25 KJV
“And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.”

A time came that I was still in school, they said that I have typhoid and they gave me plenty of drugs to live on. I said to myself I can never have it, Jesus already took it, He took my place in sicknesses, diseases, pains and bruises on the cross.

And, as a matter of truth Jesus had been healing people long enough, even before the doctor started schooling. Therefore, I disposed all the drugs given to me. That’s was the end of it, typhoid gone and never to return, I have been free since then. Today, I’m the healthiest person on the planet.

Matthew 8:17 KJV
“That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”

Hear this: faith is not a risk, doubt is a big risk.  Your trust in God will go a long way to bail you out from the torments and afflictions of the devil.

3). Financial Prosperity – All through my school days, I had been pursing after God’s interest, being faithful to my thites and offerings and yet I did not lack anything..I spent closed/over to a million for school fees, feeding, rent and transport. There was no strain in me at getting the money. I enjoyed divine favour on every side.

God can give you wealth but you must acknowledge Him with your thites and other giving platforms. Dive into the covenant of seed time and harvest, giving and receiving and poverty will no longer be your neighbour.

Deuteronomy 8:18 KJV
“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.”

Job 36:11 KJV
“If they obey and serve him , they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasure.”

4). Open rewards – Seeking after the number one interest of God, which is the lives of the unsaved souls – both on the prayer altar and harvest field –  enhances open rewards (Mat.6:6/9, Jn.15:16)

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

Other scriptural references: Is.45:19, Rev.22:12

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OBEDIENCE – THE PATHWAY TO SUPERNATURAL REWARDS


OBEDIENCE - The pathway to supernatural rewards

Anything can fail; our obedience to scriptural commandments can never fail. Obedience is the master key to all scriptural rewards. One thing that my Father in Christ normally says is that BE GOD GREEDY. That is if you’re greedy of what serving God offers you’ll not have to be coerced to obey.

Deuteronomy 28:1-3 KJV
“And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: [2] And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. [3] Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.”

When I entered into university, I came in with academic barrenness, in my first year my CGPA was about 2.82 – I had a carry over then. After seeing all my results in the 1st year, I said to myself NO! NO! NO! Things must not continue like this.

Thank God a new pastor was brought to our church by this moment who unravelled the  mystery of the scripture to us..I’m proud of the man of God. I immediately subscribed Into the idea of obeying God’s Instructions without negotiating. Ever since then I have been enjoying good grades.. By the end of my final year I came out (graduated) with 12A’s, 18B’s and 21C’s SECOND CLASS UPPER DIVISION with a CGPA of 3.54 (I Studied economics). With my engagement in obedience I had experienced a dramatic turn around in my studies.

WHAT ARE THE PRIVILEGES/BENEFITS OF OBEYING GOD’S COMMANDS?

1). It engenders academic breakthrough & excellence –  The testimony above will serve as an example…OH YES! Serving God guarantees your success in school..The Holy spirit is the spirit in us of excellence who will teach us all things, academic inclusive (Jn.14:26).

Joshua 1:8 KJV
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

The three Hebrew boys were so exceptional at their response  to all the enquiries of the king and were found ten times better than the magicians and astrologers. Daniel could dissolve doubts and interprete dreams and the same Daniel had the spirit of HOLY GOD, excellence, and fear of God (The Holy Spirit). Dan.1:17/20

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Dropping the keys to Academic Success


There are two keys to academic success:

  • Spiritual key
  • Physical key

Dropping the keys to academic success

Spiritual Key

If you want to excel in your academics, spirituality should be your first approach. You must first place high premium on spiritual endeavours. Your prayer life must be in place.

Be ignited on the altar of prayer by praying kingdom oriented prayers daily, at least one hour. Join the soul winning army and be on the go for Christ. You do not need the talent of soul winning before you embarked on the journey of hunting for the souls (Mat.6:6,Jn.15:16).

Still on spirituality, be expectant. Set specific goals for the kind of grades you desires. God doesn’t takes assumptions, God only answers specific requests. It baffles me the way many believers come to Christ with vague expectations and requests.

That crippled man in the Bible was shouting for mercy, Jesus asked him, what do you want me to do? In specific term, don’t just plead for mercy, be specific in your requests (Mark.10:51).

Here, your writing materials are essential. Pick up your pen and a sheet of paper, list specifically the kind of grades you desires from God.

Don’t settle for average grades, God has unlimited capacities to do all things beyond your imagination (Mat.19:26).

I have done this when i was in school in several occasions and let me tell you this , it works. I enjoyed regular good grades all through my years in school.

For instance,

ECO 101.       A5

Math 102.     A5

Eng 103.        A5

Soc 109.         A5

Pol 123.         A5

The above are typical examples of requests narrowed down in specific terms. Don’t just say, God I want good grades. What type of good grades do you want? There are A’s, B’s and C’s. C’s might be considered as good for a student while it might not be considered as good for another.

Nevertheless, be faithful. You must answer the faith question before you can get anything from God (Mat.9:28). As you are pursuing after his interest, believe that you are not doing it for nothing, you are doing it for something.

After the order of Daniel, there is an excellent spirit found in every genuine believer (Dan.5:12). You belong to the top, you don’t belong to the bottom (Deu.28:13)

The Physical key

Preparation – There is this saying that those who fail to prepare are preparing to fail. Don’t just sit down and wait for the exam’s day to arrived before you study.

Start preparing right from the beginning of the session. Programmed yourself for study, visit the libraries to get textbooks and other available resources that might help with your study. Don’t be stingy, buy textbooks and study them on a daily basis.

Dropping the keys to academic success

Don’t missed lectures. Stay focus in every lecture time and a good note taking will go a long  way to bail you out in this regard. Get a recorder to record the lecturer explanations in each session as this will gives you the leverage to listen to the lecture repeatedly in order to grab any point you might have missed out.

Burn candles!😃 lol, I said burn candles, though people don’t use candles these days to study anymore. What i actually meant is that you should study overnight. The most productive period is the night, ceased the moment.

Oh! I almost forgot about discipline, beware of over feeding, over talking, oversleeping and over watching of movies. In my own opinion, I don’t think you need to have a TV box in your room as a student, you’ll be too comfortable to be studious. Watching Aljazera, CNN or BBC on the eve of exams will be detriment to your outstanding performances.

Read books outside the school curriculum, get books on success. There are keys in such books which you will never hear within the wall of the institution.

Lastly, study in sequence to the courses you have on the exams’ timetable. A student who has English on the eve of exams studying political science will definitely end up as a failure.

I believe you’ be found this as useful, share it with your peers and you will all excel together  in Jesus name🙂

 

God specializes in creating something out of nothing


Out of nothing he created the universe, God can makes you an amazement and a surprise among your contemporaries. God specializes in creating something out of nothing.

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the water. And God said let there be light: and there was light.” Gen.1:2-3.

In most cases God uses our talent and gift to announced us to our world. The course which you study in the university might  be irrelevant to what will use to blessed you. Don’t get it twisted, you can study statistics and become a musician. God master plan always has something to do with our talents.

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto nations.” Jer.1:5

God specializes in creating something out of nothing

Out of nothing he created the heaven and earth, he used the launch of lad to feed multitudes (over 5000 uninvited guests at the riverside), he asked them to bring water when they needed wine, he used a clay to retrieve the sight of a man who has no eyes.

What God will tells you to do might looks very simple, it might looks very stupid and ridiculous. But, that is the answer that you have been waiting for. Our obedience to these seemingly simple and stupid things is the gateway to the release of our answers.

For instance, it might seems very easy and foolish for a barren woman to be told be joyful by singing praises and by dancing. But, that is the antidote for barrenness. “He maketh the barren woman to keep the house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD” PS.113:9

Peter toiled all the night and caught nothing, but his subscription into scriptural instructions provoked the release of a net breaking harvest that Peter one man business became a partnership business (Business expansion guaranteed by obedience).

And Simon answering and said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had his done they inclosed a great multitudes of fishes that their net break.” Lk.5:5-6.

Life is ordinary toiling and struggle outside obedience to scriptural instruction’s factor. “His mother said unto his servants, whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.” Jn.2:5. His mother was telling his servants that whatsoever he tells them to do, they should do it, even if it sounds foolishly, or too easy, but they should do it.

For instance, until you loosed your voice on the prayer altar, your voice might never be heard in your world. Your talent might die in you, unheard. Nobody might knows you.

God specializes in creating something out of nothing
In most cases, God uses your talent to bless you.

A wise man once said, the graveyard is the place where the greatest talents can be found. I didn’t argue. There are so many great preachers and other great talents in the grave unheard before the victim gave up the ghost. Plug yourself into the idea of obeying biblical instructions so that God will announce you to the world.

The biggest church auditorium in the entire world emerged from a location where nobody knows about. Thank God for google map, will might not know that Cannan Land exist in Otta. Before Poverty was Bishop Oyedepo’s neighbour, but today he is the richest pastor worldwide.

He was poor when he was preaching about financial prosperity. All those who mocked him then are now joining his ministry after seeing the mighty hand of God at work his ministry.

That Pepper that you are selling now which you think is a small business, God will turn it into a refined pepper producing factory in your hand. That business of that is crawling, God will expand it beyond your imagination. That talent in you which nobody knows about, God will announce you to the entire world.

Serving God turns a nonentity into a celebrity. Peter and other disciples were unlearned people. But, people took notice of them that they had been with Jesus. Peter preached and 3000 souls was won at the spot. Serving God turns an ordinary man into an extraordinary man. I don’t care who you are, I don’t care where you are or the kind of family you came from, I don’t care about your skin colour; from son of nobody, you will be numbered among the world’s Highflyers.

Obey God and believe in him. Trust me, you won’t regret it. I have never regret serving God for once in my life.

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Understanding the Secret of Financial prosperity (Two)


Like I told us in my previous post that our understanding of any subject matter will enable us to command outstanding results. I also promised to release the physical approach to the secret of financial prosperity. However. Here is the part two of understanding the secret of financial prosperity.

Understanding the secret of financial prosperity

In addition to the spiritual approach to financial fortune, is the force of sacrifice. It takes a sacrificial approach in order to collect blessings from God. There is no a star without a scar. This was the mystery behind Abraham blessings.

“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.”  Gen.22:6. a). Sacrifice – Abraham was ever ready to offer Isaac for sacrifice. b). Obedience – He was acting according to God’s instructions. d). Faith – He was dead certain that God could wake up his son back from death.

This was the mystery behind Abraham blessings. Connect to these ‘Abrahamic’ blessings by being following scriptural instructions.

Many of us have the faith of Thomas and want the blessings of Abraham. It is to every man according to his work. Work is positively related to faith. Work and faith goes in the same direction on the instructions’ graph. Obedience means work, obedience also means faith. Abraham was an obedient child to the core.

Life can’t be beautiful than your faith and obedience levels. “And, behold, I come quickly; my reward is with me, to give every man according to his work shall be.” Rev.22:12.The fact that you are doing what the word says implies that you are believing it. “But be ye the doers of the word and not the hearer only.” James.1:22

If you are the type who will hide food under your bed when visitors will come in, financial empowerment is farfetched. The more you give the more you receive. This is divine settings.

“Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure pressed down,  and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Lk.6:38.

“The amount of money in your bank account  is not measured by the amount of the money you have in the bank, it is measured by the amount of your investments in others.” ~ Anonymous.

Revealing the secret of financial empowerment

 

Physical Approach to Financial Fortune

  • Desire to work: Jesus Christ detests idleness. Out of sheer idleness you’ll see some youth roaming about the street discussing Man United and Chelsea all day long with arguments and fights over the matter.

Jesus met some at the market place  standing idle and he asked them why are they standing idle all day long?

And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idles in the market place. And said unto them; go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. Again he went out about the sixth and nineth hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, why stand ye all the day idle.” Mat.20:3-6

  • Build Capacity – Capacity building means self-improvement. God cannot entrusts to you more than  your capacity level. Learn new things everyday, learn new skills, vocations, improve yourself.
  • The Force of Discipline: Discipline is not about how convenient a given task is. Discipline is about  given what it demands to complete a given task.

Imagine a business man who has a television box in his office which brings him zero business value. Television box distracts me. For instance, a student who watches Aljazera or  BBC or CNN on the eve of exams till 2:00am in the midnight, will probably write down the news in exams’ paper.

If TV box is stealing my time, it is stealing my destiny. Ever since mobile phone came, do you know how many people who have lost their destinies to the device? By making unnecessary phone calls, appearing on every social media platform for 24/7 for no reason.

There is no record breaker in his comfort zone. You’ll need to come out your comfort zone and stretched out. “Wherefore lift up your hands which hang down, and the feeble knees.” Heb.12:12

  • Avoid Overdraft: I have written it in my heart, I’ll never take loans in my life. According to the scripture, a borrower is a servant of a lender.“The rich ruleth over the poor, and borrower is servant of the lender.” Prov.22:7. We are not in the covenant of begging and borrowing, we are in the covenant of abundance and prsoperity. “The LORD shall open upon the his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in its season, and to bless all the work of thy hands: and thou shall lend unto many nations, and thous shall not borrow.” Deu.28:12.
  • Deprogram Yourself from Poverty Mentality: Expand your horizon by thinking big. You do not belong to the floor, you belong to the top.

 “And the lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shall be above only, and thou shall not be beneath; if  that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them.” Deu.28:13.

We have witnessed a case whereby a couple was fighting because the wife accused her  husband for overusing toothpaste. There are some who use spoon to measure tea.

  • Watch out for these negative habits which will hinder financial empowerment. Habits as overfeeding and oversleeping. Laziness is the mother of poverty. Hard work will make you rich while laziness will make you poor. Oversleeping is the problem of some people. ‘They can sleep for Africa,’  (pidgin). “How long will thou sleep O sluggard? When will thou arise out of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: so shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as the armed man.” Prov.6:9-11.

Warnings! There are no shortcuts in life


You must be warned here that there are no shortcuts in life. If you do ritual, you will die before your time. Don’t ever take bribe from anyone. When you take bribe, you will  ruin your career.

A sign of caution

Don’t get involved in cybercrime, when you are involved in cybercrime, you will never enjoy a peaceful life. The fear of SARS (police) will kill you with no time. Don’t ever gamble. In most cases, gamblers end up selling up all their properties and ending up with nothing. As a mater of fact, study reveals that most lottery winners end up becoming cash stranded.

Police dragging a 'yahoo boy

There are no shortcuts in life, “The blessings of the lord maketh rich and he added no sorrow with it.” Prov.10:22. Shortcuts will always lead to destruction. Don’t ever accumulate your wealth illegitimately. Wisdom says, hard work will make you rich while laziness will  make you poor. Wisdom is a mother of poverty.

We are in a generation of lazy people, people who want to ride big cars but they don’t want to work – prominent in this country – this has led to killings and shedding of the innocent bloods across the globe.

We have seen a case where some students were so desperate to eat excreta and slaughter their female counterpart like a ram in the name of getting rich. These students are so pathetic to discover that the herbalist who ordered them to carryout the act could not use the charm to get out from poverty himself. He doesn’t know how to use the bottom of a bottle to write ‘O’ letter (means that the herbalist is an illiterate). There case is a sorry case.

So many youth on our campus have entered into occultism with the hope of becoming rich and ending up loosing their lives at the end.

Go and learn something. Learn a skill. Learn Tailoring, barbing, cake baking, make up, fashion designing or any other vocation. Get equipped with an apprenticeship. God blesses you with the work of your hand. Don’t come to God with empty basket of no work.

Prosperity answers to value addition, discipline and capacity building, these are what we are talking about, they are what make financial freedom come to be. Obey God’s commandment by paying your thite and offerings. You must discipline yourself to the point of paying thite continuously. The first America billionaire, John D. Rockfeller was a thither.

Let everyone suffering in the house of the lord count on you. Get involved in kingdom promotion projects. Build a synagogue for Christ. You can serve God with your money by printing tracts and fliers. Promote the God’s kingdom financially.

When you do all these, poverty will no longer become your neighbour. Wealth you don’t work for will be of no value to you. This explains why many gamblers and ‘Yahoo boys‘ squander their money lavishly.

Financial prosperity answers to the covenant of seed time and harvest. You don’t expect the harvest of a maize without planting a corn. If you try to harvest a crop in another person farmland: If he catches you, your case will be worse than ‘Fulani herdsmen’.

Seedtime precedes harvest time. “But thou shall remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which sware into thy fathers.” Deu.8:18.

Picture of people taking justice on their own as a result of the ignorance of the victim.

If you have witness a jungle justice before in Nigeria, you pity those who are practicing armed robbery: If you see the way they do beat these perpetrators and in most cases they will roll tyre on their necks and burn them off. Moreover, the way SARS handle ‘Yahoo boys’, you will pity parents of these guys.

We are not in support of jungle justice.
The perpetrators of wrong acts will always end up in calamities.

Don’t be a foolish boy, your parents sent you to school to make a better future, and you are spending your 4years on campus aimlessly. Don’t be a foolish girl by becoming an  ‘aristole’ (prostitute) in school. Most destinies have been used by ‘Sugar daddies’ for rituals of wealth.

Live right!  It always pays to live right. You are meant to focus on your academics. Commit yourself to God by obeying all his commandments, read your books and study well. Excel in all of your exams and come out in flying colours. In the end try as much possible to graduate with good acceptable certificate.

There is nothing as sweet as success. A Failed life is not a life,  life is a lifetime; what are we going to remember you for when you were gone? By obeying God, you are storing up  a glorious future for you and your children – generation yet unborn – “To obey is better than sacrifice, to hearken than the fat of ram.” 1.Sam.15:22. Your children and children’s children will not stop thanking you for living right today.

 

 

 

Failure: the pathway to success

Failure is not the end of life. Those who are successful in any field have tried and failed once or twice. Thomas Edison tried and failed 1000 times in order to make a lighting bulb. If there is any student going through academic struggle, I am here for you, I am your friend as I have also been where you are before. Read my post as it might be the best way out you can ever get.


There are some students whose carryovers are many in their first and second years in school as a result of lack of proper orientation before they entered school. Most students get carried away with the very first news that they have been admitted into a university without knowing that the end of a race is the beginning of a new one. Most of the students are ignorance of the kind of tasks that they are going to face in school. This is the reason why most students think that they are going to school to enjoy freedom that they could not enjoy under their parents – though, freedom is good – but must not be misused.

carryovers problem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to make it in school, do not play with the first and second year of your academic journey because these two periods are the periods in which you can use to boost your GP (Great Point).  Try to make the most of these periods because the higher its go, the tougher it becomes. Lecturers are always stingy in giving marks in 300 and 400 levels respectively. But, just in case you have made mistakes in your 100 or 200 level by having poor grades and a lot of carryovers, do not worry as it is never too late to wake up and everything is going to be alright by following the advice given in this post.

  • Be determined to change – Human beings possess the ability to learn good habits and to unlearn bad habits. Humans are complex and erratic in nature. So, change is possible you must be ready to unlearnt bad habits and learn good habits.

Carryovers solution

  • Locate the root of your failure – Failure does not mean the end of life, every problem has a source and there is no life on the earth that is free from challenges. The source of your failure might be spiritual of physical. May be, your covenant walk with your God is faulty or not, whether you do not attend class regularly, or study is not your lifestyle. You can always locate the area of your failure through proper meditation.
  • Have a new approach – Now that you have been able to locate the source of your failure, it is now the time to have fresh strategies. Device new methods in your spiritual life, device new methods in your physical life. This step may be costly, but the end result is priceless. For example, may be you are addicted to smoking before, you will have to pay the price of leaving cigarette, or let say you are addicted to clubbing before you will have to pay the price of leaving club.

academic failure wayout

  • Change friends – If the friends whom you are moving with before are lazy and bad friends, there is no way that you will not be affected by them. Choose new friends, who are committed to their studies, select friends who can ginger (motivate) you to wake up in the night to read. Make your friendship with Godly people. Genuine Godly people are always brilliant people. Show me your friend and I will tell you who you are.

how to solve carryovers problems

  • Be dedicated – There are no lucky successful people; there are dedicated successful men and women on earth. If you can remain dedicated in both your spiritual and physical life, trust me, you are not far from been successful.
  • academic failure solution
  • Possess a success’ mentality – You might have been grounded before, but you can always walk out of your academic failure. Always think positive and never think negative. What you think and believe has a long way to determine who you are. And lastly,
  • Be thankful – There are so many frustrated prayer warriors but praise warriors can never be frustrated. You change levels when you thank God for where you are (Jer 30:19). There are people behind the position you are in the class, what you have are other people prayer requests. Make praise your lifestyle.

If you can put all the steps outlined above to work, I bet you, your academic results will transformed like a dream of the night.