LAZY BELIEVERS CANNOT OPERATE BY FAITH

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Pastor Gbenga Ogunnaike
Victory through Faith
Lazy believers cannot operate by faith
James 2:18-26:
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.
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Yea, a man may say thou hast faith and I have works, show me thy faith
Faith without works is dead….
People who exhibited works in the bible, they did not just profess their faith and sit back waiting for God to complete it…. Remember Abraham and how he waited for Isaac for 25 years after the promise to manifest? Or Rahab- the harlot?
In order to operate in faith you need to take steps, (spiritual steps) you cannot be stationary and expect God to act on your behalf- or better still come down and make all the moves you ought to. Your faith must be mixed with some acts or works.
In Matthew 15:27-29 we find the account of the woman whose daughter was possessed with demons, whom the disciples sent away, but Jesus helped her when she had showed that she did indeed have faith. She was determined, she showed her faith by works…she didn’t sit at home and say since she had faith her daughter’s healing would be sure…
Matthew 15:25-28
25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”
26 But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”
27 And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”
28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.

Jesus said to her in verse 28 “great is thy faith woman” and from that day her daughter was made whole.
As believers we tend to deceive ourselves, that since we have faith we do not need to do anything in the form of works.
When you operate by faith, you are focused to your target, unwavering in your belief.
The account of the woman with the issue of blood for 28 years, found in Luke 8:43-48
43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
We read of a woman focused on getting her healing, she made up her mind, believing that just a touch of the hem of the garment of Jesus she would be made whole. She did not look at the prevailing situations- the press of the crowd who would be milling around Him also. Jesus felt power (virtue, anointing) leave Him….. And He said to her- ‘your faith has, made you whole.’
James 2:20
But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?
John 8:1- devil was called a liar and the father of all liars.
The tactics of the devil is to lie and many believers have given in to these lies.
The Lies of the devil about Faith:
i. You do not need to pray too much or aggressively as your faith is sufficient:
In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
16 Rejoice always,
17 pray without ceasing,
18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Prayers can never be too much. Prayers are like seeds and they grow and germinate at different times, working for us at different seasons. Prayers are not discretionary.
1 Chronicles 4:9
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez saying, “Because I bore him with pain.”
10Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested.…
We read the story of Jabez…he prayed through, having acknowledged that God was his source, he operated by faith, he prayed till something happened- God changed his name for good.
1 Thessalonians- pray without season and ceasing.
The story of Hannah in 1 Samuel 1:
1 Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, of mount Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite:
2 And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.
3 And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the LORD, were there.
4 And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:
5 But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb.
6 And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.
7 And as he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of the LORD, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.
8 Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten sons?
9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD.
10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
12 And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth.
13 Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
14 And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.
15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.
16 Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.
18 And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.
19 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORDremembered her.
20 Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.
21 And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.
22 But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her husband, I will not go up until the child be weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the LORD, and there abide for ever.
23 And Elkanah her husband said unto her, Do what seemeth thee good; tarry until thou have weaned him; only the LORD establish his word. So the woman abode, and gave her son suck until she weaned him.
24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine, and brought him unto the house of the LORD in Shiloh: and the child was young.
25 And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli.
26 And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.
27 For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him:
28 Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there.

The woman and the unjust judge..she kept disturbing the judge till he answered her. Luke 18:1-8.
The Parable of the Unjust Judge
18 And he told them a parable to show that they must always pray and not be discouraged,
2 saying, “There was a certain judge in a certain town who did not fear God and did not respect people.
3 And there was a widow in that town, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary!’
4 And he was not willing for a time, but after these things he said to himself, ‘Even if I do not fear God or respect people,
5 yet because this widow is causing trouble for me, I will grant her justice, so that she does not wear me down in the end by her[a] coming back!’”
6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unrighteous judge is saying!
7 And will not God surely see to it that justice is done[b] to his chosen ones who cry out to him day and night, and will he delay toward them?
8 I tell you that he will see to it that justice is done[c] for them soon! Nevertheless, when[d] the Son of Man comes, then will he find faith on earth?”

ii. You do not need to add fasting to your prayers:
By fasting, you deprive yourself of food, pleasures added with prayers and you will break through. Do not be religious as you can never operate by faith. Even unbelievers acknowledge the power of fasting…the recognize it and use it..
Fasting is very powerful, it opens the eyes of your spirit man. Jesus says this in Matthew 17:20-21 about fasting.

20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief;[a] for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
21 However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”[b]
Faith as a grain of the mustard seed…especially v 21:
However, this kind does not go out by PRAYERS AND FASTING…….
He acknowledges that some circumstances, with faith will go, some will go with a combination of faith and prayers, then some will only go by faith, prayers and the FASTING. And this is the author and finisher of our faith talking…..
Fasting is biblical, it is not an injunction from the pastors or men of God…There is POWER in fasting.

iii. You do not need any servant of God, you can do it alone:

The world tends to deceive people by telling you that there are fake men of God, yes this is true but there are also genuine men of God.. and you need to join your faith with theirs to achieve, to break through.
God uses men to speak and help, sometimes a man’s help will come only through a certain person…The woman who was childless and Elisha prayed for her.
Faith works with other enablements: prayers, fasting, using men of God
In 1 Samuel 9:6, we read of the account of Saul while searching for his father’s donkeys.
Namaan- got his healing through the little maid in his household

iv. You do not need to go to church, or attend church programmes.

You cannot compare physical attendance to special viewing- watching T.V etc.
These are the lies of the devil.
Mark 2:1-5- the sick man who was brought to Jesus.
Many deceive themselves, with their erroneous beliefs, propaganda, thoughts…All in all LAZY.

v. You do not have a any part to play, God will do it :

God can never appear to man, some mighty epiphany of God- remember the still small voice in 1 Kings19:11-13 He came in, while Elijah expected He would be awesome in His appearance. Those operating in faith, listen to God, they are sensitive in their spirit, they have a close relationship with God, such that they hear Him, they listen and obey His instructions. God will give an instruction, then you will play your part, by obeying and then alone will your breakthrough come.
vi. You do not need to accept any information or instructions.

People are given instructions, and refuse to obey or take the instructions….even Jesus whilst the devil tempted Him, rebuked him, when the devil said He should jump from the pinnacle- when we do not obey simple instructions from God we act in pride.
Faith is not pride, it is not tempting God Jesus rebuked the devil that he should not tempt God. Acting foolishly, taking unwise risks with your life, claiming to have faith is not faith.

Prayer points:
Father increase my faith.
Give me evidence of my faith.

VICTORY THROUGH FAITH: FEAR NOT

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Pastor Gbenga Ogunnaike

Decree to yourself: This year this season, my path will shine brighter

Victory Through Faith : Fear Not

Matthew 14:22-27

22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.

25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

 

2 Timothy 1:7:

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

I John4: 18:

18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

 

In the bible there are 365 places we find, God telling us to FEAR NOT, one for each day. Every human being at one time or the other encounters fear of one form or the other.

You cannot be victorious in life, unless you have victory over fear. Fear has limited people such that it has stagnated them to such a point that they can neither go forward nor retrace their steps.

Fear defined for the purpose of this message to mean lies of the enemy magnified.

Challenges are common to man. It does not define a man rather, his reaction defines him.

Esther was victorious because she did not allow fear to hold her down. Her background would have been her greatest challenge, her uncle (as an orphan) guided her, told her what to do.She did not start asking questions, looking for loop holes…she obeyed and was therefore victorious.

The story of the 3 Hebrew boys was another story of a fearless lot, they said to the king that if God would not save them, they still would not bow.

Fear makes a lot of us compromise just to avoid problems, the 3 Hebrew boys were not afraid, they conquered fear by faith in God.

To get to where you need to be, you need to conquer your fear. You may fail in an assignment, but you are not a failure. Do not be afraid of that assignment, or test…Do not look at the current trials, it may be God pushing you out of your comfort zone to where you a=should be.

Do not be jealous of the unbelievers who seem to be victorious.

Make an attempt, even when it seems the odds are all against you. When you are afraid you fail even before attempting.

When the devil sells the lies of fear, refuse to buy every negative word not documented in the Bible concerning you, refuse to believe the lies of the enemy concerning your life.

The way God speaks to your life, so also does the enemy speak

Exodus 14:10-13-

10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the Lord.

11 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?

12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.

13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of theLord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

The story of the Israelites at the crossing of the Red sea. The comments they made, were such that were so contrary in the light of all He had already shown them and done for them.

As a believer, those comments we make about ourselves, despite all He has already done negate His word, His promises to us… When we are faced with challenges, we should be telling the challenge Whom our God is.

The Lord has not given us the spirit of fear, He has given us the spirit of POWER- DUNAMIS…the power to excel, to prosper.

Fear will make one to make the wrong decisions, whether in your career, martially, financially..The consequences of decisions made in fear, will never make such a person fulfilled. Such decisions made in fear are made with the wrong motives.

Fear will make a person to tell lies: remember Abraham and his lie that Sarah was his sister, to Abimelech..

Fear kills ambition; it makes a man think and talk like a failure.

In Genesis 3:10, God visited Adam, after Adam had disobeyed God…Fear will make you think and talk the way you should not. Adam, whom God had dined and conversed with, talking in fear…Fear reduces your productivity.

Fear cages destiny(ies), and makes many unfulfilled. It brings torment, discouragement, it brings envy, and fear is evil. Whenever you feel afraid, refuse it and say no.

I Samuel – the story of Goliath…His aura emboldened him to such a level that even the king was afraid of him. As such men trained in the ways of war fare were afraid, but little David came and challenged, confronted and was victorious over Goliath.

The only solution to fear is FAITH, it- faith is God’s report against the lies of the devil.

John 19:38:

 

38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.

Some of Jesus’ disciples were afraid to come out and declare themselves as such: Joseph of Arimathaea who collected Jesus’ body SECRETLY……

Reject fear today.

The only good fear is the FEAR OF GOD.

Prayer Points

Lord give me power over fear..

Every fear limiting me, Lord take it away in Jesus name.

I receive grace to overcome fear.

 

I WILL RISE AGAIN

Pastor Bolu Solomon

In life, sometimes some situations seem as if you will remain where you are, but the Word of God says you will rise.

Job 14:7-9

For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;

Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.

The story of Job:

This was a man who lost everything he had in a day, he did not have the opportunity to prepare for the loss. His loss was not as a result of his sin or an offence he committed……but in it all he still held on, believing that there was hope.

 

Micah 7:8-10

Rejoice not over me, O my enemy;
    when I fall, I shall rise;
when I sit in darkness,
    the Lord will be a light to me.
I will bear the indignation of the Lord
    because I have sinned against him,
until he pleads my cause
    and executes judgment for me.
He will bring me out to the light;
    I shall look upon his vindication.
10 Then my enemy will see,
    and shame will cover her who said to me,
    “Where is the Lord your God?”
My eyes will look upon her;
    now she will be trampled down
    like the mire of the streets.

Financially:

2 Kings 4:1-7

Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the Lord: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.

And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.

Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.

So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.

And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.

Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.

The story of the widow and her cruise of oil which multiplied and she sold to free her and her family from debt.

Like the story of Job and even that of the widow, when the Lord changes the story of a man, it happens with no conditions, no strings attached…He doesn’t bless a man so such a person can kill fatted cows or buy Him a jet!!! In every situation never give up on yourself, never consider the option of committing suicide, never give up on yourself or on your God.

Judges 16:21-30

21 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.

22 Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven.

23 Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand.

24 And when the people saw him, they praised their god: for they said, Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the destroyer of our country, which slew many of us.

25 And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport: and they set him between the pillars.

26 And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand, Suffer me that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth, that I may lean upon them.

27 Now the house was full of men and women; and all the lords of the Philistines were there; and there were upon the roof about three thousand men and women, that beheld while Samson made sport.

28 And Samson called unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.

29 And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left.

30 And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.

The story of Samson who was victorious over the people who had gorged out his eyes..it was recorded that he killed more people at the time of his death than when he was still active.

Judges 11:1-11

11 Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of an harlot: and Gilead begat Jephthah.

And Gilead’s wife bare him sons; and his wife’s sons grew up, and they thrust out Jephthah, and said unto him, Thou shalt not inherit in our father’s house; for thou art the son of a strange woman.

Then Jephthah fled from his brethren, and dwelt in the land of Tob: and there were gathered vain men to Jephthah, and went out with him.

And it came to pass in process of time, that the children of Ammon made war against Israel.

And it was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob:

And they said unto Jephthah, Come, and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon.

And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead, Did not ye hate me, and expel me out of my father’s house? and why are ye come unto me now when ye are in distress?

And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, Therefore we turn again to thee now, that thou mayest go with us, and fight against the children of Ammon, and be our head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.

And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead, If ye bring me home again to fight against the children of Ammon, and the Lord deliver them before me, shall I be your head?

10 And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, The Lord be witness between us, if we do not so according to thy words.

11 Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and captain over them: and Jephthah uttered all his words before the Lord in Mizpeh.

The story of Jephtah: This young man was sent away by his half- siblings, because his mother was not married to his father, but a time came when he became their savior….God had a purpose for his life and when the time came his brothers looked for him to help them. This he did but with his own conditions to his benefit, he won the battle and came back rejoicing, because he had connected himself to the Source of victory.

Esther2:15-18

15 Esther was the daughter of Abihail, who was Mordecai’s uncle. (Mordecai had adopted his younger cousin Esther.) When it was Esther’s turn to go to the king, she accepted the advice of Hegai, the eunuch in charge of the harem. She asked for nothing except what he suggested, and she was admired by everyone who saw her.

16 Esther was taken to King Xerxes at the royal palace in early winter[a] of the seventh year of his reign.

 17 And the king loved Esther more than any of the other young women. He was so delighted with her that he set the royal crown on her head and declared her queen instead of Vashti.

 18 To celebrate the occasion, he gave a great banquet in Esther’s honor for all his nobles and officials, declaring a public holiday for the provinces and giving generous gifts to everyone.

 

Esther, an orphan child, a foreigner became queen.

Never allow the present circumstances of your life, of your birth, dictate your future. You can rise again…never allow that period of your life which you can see determine that period you cannot see.

From the account of the story of Lazarus, we read that he had died and buried, for more than 3 days but when Jesus arrived and asked that the stone over the tomb be rolled away, then called Lazarus forth.

The woman with the issue of blood for 18 years, she had sought cures from different places and physicians to no avail, but when she heard about the Healer, and had an encounter with Him, that which had previously defied a cure went away with just a touch….

In Ruth 1:1- end

Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.

And Elimelech Naomi’s husband died; and she was left, and her two sons.

And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years.

And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.

Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the Lord had visited his people in giving them bread.

Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah.

And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother’s house: the Lord deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.

The Lord grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept.

10 And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people.

11 And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?

12 Turn again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have an husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons;

13 Would ye tarry for them till they were grown? would ye stay for them from having husbands? nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the Lord is gone out against me.

14 And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.

15 And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.

16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

18 When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.

19 So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?

20 And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

21 I went out full and the Lord hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the Lord hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?

22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.

 

The account of Ruth: we read of a young lady who got married and was widowed without any children from the union, her elderly mother-in-law a foreigner to her land, decided to return to her kinsmen.. As a promising young woman, she still had the option of remaining in her own land and re-marrying, instead she decided to follow her mother in-law( despite her advice).  She followed her, obeyed the instructions she gave her and is today counted as part of the lineage of Jesus Christ.

Today most people run away from the presence of God when facing challenges instead of running to Him. Some give up on God, some feel He is too slow, God’s time is not that of man, He is never late…His timing is just right. Connect yourself to the source.

Who says that it is over, when God has not said so? In Lamentations 3:37 we read this question….

Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it?

Even if you have gone astray, but come back and acknowledge your sins and ask for His forgiveness, He is faithful and will take you back.

Know that where you are now is not even a determinant of where you are going, it may be a bustop not the end of the journey….God has the power to re- write your story, remember the story of the valley of the dry bones in Ezekiel 37?

God will change your story in Jesus name.

                                  

 

POWER OF AGREEMENT

 

Sunday Service

Power of Agreement

Pastor Gbenga Ogunnaike

Gen 11:4-6, Matthew 18:19-20

When people come together and agree to do something, are focused then only will they achieve.

Genesis 11: 4-6

And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

 

The tower of Babel

These people purposed and agreed in their mind to act as one….even God recognized that if these people were left alone, they would achieve it.

Matthew 18:19-20

19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

 

If the two of you agree as to anything it shall come to pass.

One-ness of purpose is not a new concept. Even in Esther 4:16:

16 Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.

We see Queen Esther declare a  fast with her maiden servants along with the others to avert the threat of death.

There is power in agreement.

The 3 Hebrew boys spoke in agreement to the King, that they would not bow.

The problem we have is that we tend not to believe that by agreeing we can achieve. We doubt everything we see in the bible, what men of God prophesy.

Definition: To agree means to have the same opinion with another about a thing. Matthew 16:18.

2 is the number of witness, as seen from above.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 says two is better than one. As they get more reward for their labor. Two people with different opinions cannot be easily discouraged as just one person.

2 is a force that cannot be easily broken, which means that prayers of agreement  cannot be easily broken.

 Benefits of Agreement:

Matthew 18:20:                                                                

 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

  1. When you agree you are in oneness and it bring God presence down.
  2. It brings answers to requests.
  3. It brings unity. Amos 3:3- can two walk together except they agree?
  4. It brings progress.
  5. When you agree it makes you unstoppable.

 

When you are determined and you have an agreement with God, your spouse..miracles must occur.

Joshua and Caleb who led the Israelites to the Promised Land, as they alone agreed that the land flowed with milk and honey and that God had given them the land.

Prayer points.

Say to that challenge that enough is enough.

Thank God for the Word of God, for the Word of life

Father visit me today. Lord I ask for a divine visitation.

Father in the name of Jesus, I pray that my enemies will not laugh over me, in the name of Jesus.

Father, in the name of Jesus, I will not die, I will live to declare the glory of God in the land of the living.

Father in the name of Jesus, lack is far from me, from today I am planted in the place of my resources

Father in the name of Jesus I speak against every voice speaking sickness, evil news, lack I speak against it in the name of Jesus. it will not come to pass. Evil arrows back to sender in the name of Jesus.

I pull down every embargo of the enemy that is causing delay in my life be pulled down in the name of Jesus.

 

 

“And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full” (Mark 4: 37).

That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.

Whilst Jesus and His disciples were on their journey, a great storm of wind arose. Ordinarily, a wind can even be used to power the movement of a ship; but in this case, the wind turned against the ship.

Something that should have eased movement made movement difficult. Aren’t there times when the things that should make movement easier turn around and make it difficult?

Sometimes, the same people who should help us succeed turn against us to stop us; policies that should move us higher turn around and make our movement difficult; people promise to help sometimes, and later turn around to hurt us.

Friend, when the wind turns against your ship, don’t give up; when the people who are meant to help turn around to work against you, don’t lose hope; when destiny helpers turn around to become destiny destroyers, don’t let them stop you; when they suddenly become enemies after posing as friends, don’t be embarrassed, and don’t let the shock freeze you to a spot. It may not be easy to operate in the midst of enemies, but God says, press on and don’t give up.

The wind turned against the ship, but Jesus was in the ship, and in the end, it didn’t sink. The people who have turned against you don’t have the capacity to drown you if Jesus is in the ship of your life; no matter how great their conspiracy is, they won’t succeed, and you won’t be defeated.

God may allow them to toss you around, but in the end, you will arrive at your destination. Your destiny is in God’s hands; and if God be for you, there is no need to give up.

Isaiah 54 vs 15 (GWT) says: “If anyone attacks you, it will not be my doing. Whoever attacks you will be defeated by you.” Pray With Me: Lord, I won’t give up, I will press on despite those who are gathered against me

Digging Deep

Digging Deep.

Conditions for God’s Blessings

Sister Funke Olamigoke

Text: Psalm 1

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.

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

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.

The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

The conditions to receive God’s blessings are diverse but for the purpose of this bible study, we will limit ourselves to that blessed man in Psalm 1.

The above bible verse begs that we ask ourselves this question:

What are blessings?

To be blessed refers to

  1. Being favored by God
  2.  A special favor, mercy or benefit.
  3. A formal act of giving approval

All the above refers to God’s blessings that come from Him to men.

While conditions are defined as:

  1. A premise upon which its fulfillment yields certain benefits.
  2. A dependant prerequisite that makes a person entitled to get certain items.

Put together the conditions for getting God’s blessings therefore refer to the fulfillment of certain terms which will entitle the person to be favored by God.

Our study of Psalm 1:

v.1 -Blessed is the man that walketh not :

  1. In the counsel of the ungodly,
  2. Nor standeth not in the way of sinners,
  3. Nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

What does it mean to stand in the counsel of the ungodly?

Since counsel refers to advice, therefore ungodly counsel means:

-bad advice;

-keeping the company of evil friends, relationships

Sitting in the seat of the scornful: To scorn means to make jest of, people make fun of bible thumbing, tongue speaking, holiness preaching folks a lot…. Why waste your life living in holiness when you can live your life to the fullest, do what you feel is best for you…..live as selfishly as you want. When we criticize men and women of God, make jest of things in the bible, of miracles, testimonies we hear we have taken the job of the scornful as ours!!

Remember that a person who constantly walks a path will eventually be like those he or she associates with…..So when we join our ‘friends” in doing what they do, speaking as they speak and call it harmless fun, we may unconsciously have become the scornful referred to in the bible. Check that harmless fun making… Check how you work, how you sit(who you sit with), who are our companions if we want to be blessed.

v.2  But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His laws doth he meditate day and night     

This verse talks about this man who will be blessed by God, he is a man who renews himself daily by reading- not just reading .. he memorizes, ponders, he meditates on the Word of God, such that he digests, acts ,lives and obeys the commands of God. He is diligent.

V3. 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.

A person who meditates on the Word of God will not be left out of the care of the Gardner. Such a person will be renewed always. He will flourish always. This third verse is a reward accruing from obedience.

Vs 1 and 2 summarized:

A man who watches his speech, who guards his heart, his speech, his association, his action, who makes the Word his light will get the blessings of Vs 3. Verse 3 lists the blessings such a person spoken of in verse 1 and 2.

V 4.- The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.  

‘Like’ underlined in the above verse is a simile which means- it resembles..

So the ungodly are not so, chaff has no weight, can and is blown away by the wind. The ungodly, the sinners, the scornful are like chaff which are blown away, they receive no blessings, they are not like the tree by the river side that yields its fruits in its season!!!Which would you rather be?

Verses 5 and 6 go on to state that the ungodly shall perish……May we not perish in Jesus name.

Joshua 1:8 - 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 .

This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, you shall meditate on it, day and night..you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe GOOD SUCCESS….

This is at par with what we see in Psalm 1:3.

God wants us to make His Word our Light, so we may prosper.

May we prosper in Jesus name.

 

 

 

 

 

digging deep

 

Digging Deep

Fearless Life- The God Life

Bro. Leke

What is Fear?

What are the causes of Fear?

2 Timothy 1:7:

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Fear has been said to be: False .Evidence .Appearing .Real

Fear: Definition-an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.

Fear has synonyms to include: fright, terror, alarm, panic, dread, dismay, distress…and the list goes on, none of these above listed can ever be put in the same description of our great and Mighty God.. rather these attributes, are the emotions He inspires in the minds of evil men. And as children of this great and Mighty God these attributes should never be used to describe us.

In our daily lives we are most times faced with challenges, and a lot of what determines our outcome eventually is how we face it…Opportunities presented to us, most times meet us unprepared or when we are even prepared, we are scared- we are afraid.

One thing which this emotion fear does is cripple a person, such that the person like a deer stunned by the glare of a speeding car cannot move..

When a ‘Christian’ lives in fear, he allows himself to be ruled by it, in every area of his life and by so doing, lives a life not ordained as such for a Christian: that life as seen in 2 Timothy 1:7.

The life void of fear, is the life God had in mind at creation, one surrounded by love, of a sound mind, a life of DOMINION- a FEARLESS Life.

But at the fall of man, fear crept in: remember Genesis 3:8-9

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”

When we are afraid, we perform below our actual potentials, when we are afraid about tomorrow, it keeps us below the level where God is taking us or wants us to be. Ask yourself, am I living in fear?

 

We fear so many things: fear of failure, fear of death, fear of loss, fear of falling ill, fear of hunger…But were we operating at the level we ought to, we would already have surrendered it ALL to HIM who is able to do abundantly above ALL we imagine or even think of.

When we walk with the understanding that He has already provided, that He is our Shepherd and we shall not want, nor lack, that He holds us in the hollow of His Hands, that we dwell in the shadow of the Almighty- not some mighty ohhh..when we walk in this supernatural understanding, fear will show face, but we will conquer it.

When our minds are stayed on Him, and Him alone, He will keep us in perfect peace.

One thing that kept a lot of the children of Israel from getting into the promised land was fear, fear of leaving the known- Egypt, to the unknown- no man’s land… So also many of us today are held back by fear. When we should be walking in confidence, believing that He has already provided ALL we need, we are creeping about worrying about tomorrow..when the one who holds tomorrow actually holds your hands and is telling you..go….

Walk in confidence today, refuse to be swayed by tomorrow’

 

Digging Deep

Pastor Dan Omorogbe

THE GREATEST BATTLE

This refers to the battle of the mind…ever had a struggle within yourself about a decision you had to make? Deciding whether to be honest or to cut corners? That ‘no one will find out if you did it’ moment?

The Scriptures is filled with verses that urge, admonish, teach us, in fact advice us to guard our hearts, be careful what we feed our minds with. With the number of times we are advised to guard our hearts, one would in fact wonder what is so special about what we digest into our minds!!!

Proverbs 4:23–26instructs believers to, “above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.”

Another version says: Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life.

When Solomon refers to guarding the heart, he really means the inner core of a person, the thoughts, feelings, desires, will, and choices that make that person who he/she is.

So is the reason why we are urged to guard our heart evident now…

Taking a cue from King Solomon, an individual’s actions are as a result of what he hears, sees, listens to, feels. Remember that pesky song, you heard when you turned on your car radio, and you have been singing in your head…you hate its lyrics, you know such lyrics should never be heard in your head ( ehhmm imagine your pastor could play out your thoughts……)

The human mind has the ability to do amazing things, remember the story of the people at the Tower of Babel, who wanted to build a tower to reach the heavens…to make a name for themselves- Genesis 11:1-9

The Bible tells us that our thoughts often dictate who we become.

Proverbs 23:7  says: ‘For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he’

While Proverbs 27:19 goes on to say that:

As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.

The mind of a man reflects who he really is, not simply his actions or words. In effect therefore, what a man thinks, what he is, what he eventually becomes are all a function of his mind..So sound it to yourself now: ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD IN PROVERBS 4:23- I GUARD MY HEART WITH ALL DILIGENCE, IN JESUS NAME.
Every Christian is locked in a constant, intense war with demonic forces. Many of us become so intent on fighting the external spiritual war that we forget that much of our battle is not with external forces, but with our own mind and thoughts.

James 1:14-16tells us, “Each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.”

Sin always begins in the mind. A sinner must first conceive and dwell on the sinful action before he actually carries it out. The first line of defense, therefore, must be to refuse to even contemplate a wrongful action. The apostle Paul tells us to take every thought captive, so that it conforms to the will of God 2 Corinthians 10:3-5.

This line of thought brings us to a conclusion that our mind is indeed a battle ground, which we-believers fight with sin daily, and to win this battle of the mind, we need the WORD OF GOD.

Romans 12:1-2 says:

‘I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.’

While Romans 8:5-7continues thus:

‘ For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.’

All men are born into that Adamic state..the state of sin, to do evil and only by accepting Jesus as one’s Lord and savior along with constant studying and practicing of the Word(as a life style) can this adamic state or nature be changed. From the above text, the apostle Paul is telling us in Romans 8:5-7 that only by transforming- changing our minds with the word of God, can we do that good, perfect, acceptable WILL of God… In effect the only way to overcome that worldly programming of back biting, stealing, retaliating ( all those behaviors that seem natural) is by applying the Word of God.

Why then must we be transformed?

Romans 8:5-7 tells us this: to PROVE THAT WHICH IS GOOD,WHICH IS ACCEPTABLE.

Human nature can only be broken and changed by a constant and dedicated application of the Word of God. In 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 we read that :

4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down     of strongholds:

5 Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ:  

Strongholds (as underlined above) here could be likened to our human reasoning- why would we liken it so? The tendency to try to reason out everything we hear, we try to understand how exactly the Israelites crossed the Red Sea, we want a logical explanation for why I must pay my tithe, we listen to counsel that tell us what we want to hear and believe, we sprout wrong arguments (luring people away from true worship), we accept wrong reasoning, we say to ourselves- I am depressed, I am broke.

But that Word of God which comes into our lives, touches something, changes something and that Word when we hear wrong reasoning’s( because it is mighty through God) pulls down such strongholds. So when these strongholds want to take hold of our minds and say ahh, this character you are exhibiting is as one who is depressed- the Word springs right up and tells that stronghold..I am Blessed, I am Healed, I cannot die…

The Word of God is telling us today to GUARD OUR HEARTS WITH ALL DILIGENCE , reject every wrong input, check and double check what you read-literatures, what you listen to- music, gist,..what you see- movies…

 

 

Created to give God praise and thanksgiving

Pastor Gbenga Ogunnaike

Sunday Service                

“Awesome God”
Holy are you Lord
All creation call you God
Worthy is your name
We worship Your Majesty

Awesome God, how great thou art
You are God, mighty are Your miracles
We stand in awe of your holy name
Lord we bow and worship You

King of kings, Lord of lords, everlasting Kind
Savior Redeemer, Soon coming King
King of kings, Lord of lords, everlasting Kind
Savior Redeemer, Soon coming King

Awesome, awesome, You are awesome
Awesome, awesome, You are awesome


Awesome is your name.

 

Let us praise our God.

Here I Am To Worship

“Here I Am To Worship” was written by Timothy David Hughes.

Light of the world
You stepped down into darkness
Open my eyes, let me see
Beauty that made this heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You

And here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

King of all days, oh, so highly exalted
Glorious in heaven above
Humbly You came to the earth You created
All for love’s sake became poor

And here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross

And I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
No, I’ll never know how much it cost

Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

And here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful, wonderful, wonderful
Yes, You are God

I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross

Revelation 4:11

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Matthew 6:9:

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Psalm 100:4

 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Philippians 4:6

 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Many of us believe that talking so much is what we should do before he answers, but Isaiah 65:24 says:

And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

It says that it shall come to pass that before they call I will answer and while they are yet speaking I will hear. He does not say they have to ask, I will wait then answer…

The efficacy of prayer cannot be under-rated, there are prayers of thanksgiving, prayers of supplication and prayers of praise. Those things which we are begging for according to Isaiah 65 He has already provided and we need no longer stress ourselves to get these which he has provided.

He has already provided for you at creation and therefore you do not need to start begging to get it..just pray that He should order my steps to the place of my opportunity…

The difference between privileged people and those who are not is opportunity.

Everything you need in life has already been provided, as humans we believe that we have to make some sort of show of effort ..albeit prayers, fasting.

To access God you need to praise….

How well do you Praise Him, how well do you worship him, how well do you thank Him.

Psalm 22:3

 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

-He inhabits the praises of His people. He lives inside the praises ohhhhhh.

While it is good to pray, it is also very good to worship and praise Him.

2 Chronicles 20:21 tells us of:

After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: “Give thanks to the LORD, for his love endures forever.”

Jehoshaphat worshipped God to the extent that heavens came down, God heard him. He praised his way to victory.

We ask sometimes, how do we hear God…How do we know He is the one speaking? The ability to praise God enables the ability to hear Him. While prayer is communication with God, praise is the lubricant that makes you prayers flow!!!

Matthew 6:7               

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

If you see a man who prays alone, you see know, but a man who praises carries the Glory of God.

Philipians 4:6

 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Praise and thanksgiving moves God to action more than our complaints and prayers…you doubt this remember the example of:

  1.  Paul and Silas in the prison-their songs and praise.
  2. The children of Israel and Moses after crossing the Red sea. Exodus

John 4:24

God is looking for worshippers, true worshippers who praise Him despite and in spite of their challenges and situations.

There is no testimony without a test…so never expect that life must sail through smoothly with no hitches.

God is looking for worshippers, who will sing of His goodness.. people who are thankful.

If you are thankful, God will make sure that your tank is FULL!!!No one wants to give to an ungrateful person..someone who never appreciates.

We are created to give Him thanks, praise. He made man to thank Him not bombard Him with requests!!!! Rather we should ask Him to order our steps not tell Him how we want it done!

Benefits of a life of Constant Praise and Thanksgiving

  1. Open Heavens are opened unto such a person.

Such a person operates under open heavens, people fall over themselves to favor him, see Joseph.

  1. His spirit man will come alive.

Such a person who lives a life of praise and thanksgiving, hears directly from God, hear what God is speaking, exactly.

  1. God will give you attention:

He will answer your prayers. Give auth to your decrees.

  1. Your burden will be lifted:

That burden you carry, He wants to lift, take away from you..

He wants to set you free.

He will arise and fight your battle.

He will contend with your enemies.

  1. You will carry the presence of God everywhere you go.

People whom you come in contact with will see that spirit of God.

A life of constant praise and thanksgiving. From today thank Him more, praise Him more.

Whilst praising Him, be sure that you have given your life to Him, so your sacrifice of praise is not a strange one, please if you have not made the decision to accept Him as your Lord please do so now.

Let us pray:

Lord Jesus,

Come into my heart I am a sinner, I confess my sins to you. I believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from the death, from today I am born again and a new creature. Thank you Lord Jesus for come into  my life.

Prayer Points

 

Prayer points:

  1. Lord wipe away my tears
  2. Father, make me like a tree planted beside the waters. Lord let us florish, let us shine. According to Your Word in Psalm 1:3,

 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.

let me flourish in due season.

3. Locate me in my place of destiny; take me to where I will never thirst again.

4. Everything I need in this year and beyond, I get them without struggle, struggling ceases from my life today.

5. From today, my glory will shine..my star will shine. Everywhere I go I radiate the glory of God, I will never wear a torn or faded clothe in the name of Jesus.

6. According to your word everything my hand touches, I succeeds, in all my endeavors I excel, everything I lay my hand upon prospers. I will not toil for another to harvest. According to your word, I prosper even in the little. I excel on all sides, in the name of Jesus.