Guard against PRIDE (1 min read)

A man’s pride will bring him low, but he who is of a humble spirit will obtain honor. (Proverbs 29:23 AMP)

Pride is excessive confidence in one’s own worth or abilities. It will interest you to know that God has strong sanctions against pride because He wants you to have confidence in Him, and not in our own abilities.

 

In 2 Chronicles 21, satan incited David to take a census. Taking the census wasn’t against God’s law but his motive was wrong. David took pride in his army. He thought he had enough men for battle and forgot that his strength was from above. This was sin in the sight of God so He sent an angel to kill 70000 people. 70000 people were killed because of David’s pride. Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18 NLT)

I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not give my glory to anyone else, nor share my praise with carved idols. (Isaiah 42:8 NLT)

Friend your pride will bring you low. Don’t put your confidence in your family, your bank balance, business, houses, cars, etc. and/or even think your own wisdom, strength, and power fetched you what you have. But Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath. (Deuteronomy 8:18 NLT)

Pride can

  • cause the collapse of your business
  • cause the death of the person you love
  • make you lose your number one client
  • make you lose what you have worked for all the days of your life

Remember that 70000 people died because David had wrong motive for taking census.

When you have eaten your fill, be sure to praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. “But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and decrees that I am giving you today. For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, be careful! Do not become proud at that time and forget the Lord your God, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt. He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’ “But I assure you of this: If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods, worshiping and bowing down to them, you will certainly be destroyed. (Deuteronomy 8:10-14, 17, 19 NLT)

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One Reason to Hold on to God’s Promises (10 sec read)

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I am the Lord, and I do not change. ” (Malachi 3:6, NLT)

 

It is said that the only constant in Life is Change.

People change;

Situation changes;

Seasons and Times change;

Yet He never changes.

Our God, Your Father, does not change. From eternity to eternity, He is Who He says He is, and What He says He is.

That is why the One Person you can fully Trust to take care of you is God.

His mighty Power that was at work in the days of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Sampson, Daniel, Our Lord Jesus Christ, The Apostles is still at work today. He can do more than you would ever ask or think.

Therefore

Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]” (1 Peter 5:7, AMP)

You can firmly hold on to God’s promises because He does not change. His promises concerning your life shall come to pass in Jesus’ Name. Amen

 

 

 

3 Steps to Receive Your Miracle (2 min read)

Because of your little faith,” Jesus told them. “For if you had faith even as small as a tiny mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move!’ and it would go far away. Nothing would be impossible (Matthew 17:20, TLB)

Hello Everyone, 

Its so exciting to talk about Faith because Faith is the currency we trade with as believers. Remember that God has already blessed you with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 1:3).

Note: God is not wanting to bless you. He has already blessed you because you belong to Jesus Christ. What you need to do is to use Your Faith to bring what is in the spiritual to the physical.

God desires that you live healthy, prosperous, victorious, and most importantly live in the world of possibilities.

I want to share 3 steps you can take to receive your miracle from  the story of woman with the issue of blood:

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For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole” (Matthew 9:21, KJV)

  • Inner Conviction

She said within herself, If I may….”. She had inner conviction that  If only she could touch Jesus’ garment, she shall be free. She wasn’t interested in Jesus touching her to be healed because there were many people around which would make it almost impossible. So she believed that a touch on Jesus’ garment was enough to solve her problem. Earlier, she had spent all she had but her situation couldn’t get any better for twelve years. I don’t know what your situation is or has been, and for how long you have had to endure, hoping that one day you will receive your miracle.

The first step is to have inner conviction that God, through Jesus Christ, can provide solution to your problem.

Here is the point, before you go to hospital to see your GP or doctor, you believe that he/she can provide solution to your ailment. You can use same believe (one you have in your GP, dentist, etc…channel it toward God) to tap into the spiritual to get the miracle you seek. If you can Believe, you will receive your Miracle.

  • Do what you Can: The Ordinary

She did not stay back after her thought. She knew that if she was going to get well, she’s got to act on what she believes would work. In effect, she didn’t allow the crowd to be a hindrance to her miracle. She pressed through till she did what she had thought within herself.

A lot of times, we talk about faith and how we want God to bless us. Yet we remain passive. If you believe that a prayer from your Pastor or Friend will produce the result, why not pick phone instantly to call him/her? If watching a televised program of a man of God is what you believe will provide the answer, just stretch your hands for the TV remote. If you believe walking to the employer’s office would grant your desired job, just dress up and walk in without any fear. You’ve got to be active, and not passive.

Sometimes the little thing(s) we ignore is/are the major ingredient(s) to receiving our miracles

When the woman had that thought, she made an immediate move; she acted without consulting others to see how feasible that would be. Always remember that Human mind is limited to  the amount or level of information it has so when it comes to what it can’t comprehend, it gives a No answer.

Therefore instead of consulting people, pray to God for strength to press on. Don’t allow the crowd to stop you from moving forward.

Note: There would always be some sort of limitation(s) to keep you from moving forward; the limitation might be

  • the amount of funds you have for a project
  • the type of certificate you have
  • what your doctor has said about you
  • what “an expert” has said about your situation
  • the information you have about the situation
  • intimidation from other people, etc.

But regardless of the giant or object(s) that stand(s) between you and Jesus, be encouraged to PRESS ON.

Your miracle is just One Step of Faith away

  • Share your Testimony 

“…she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.” (Luke 8:47, KJV)

Sharing your testimony is a way of making God’s miraculous power known to the world

It affirms the victory God has granted you through Jesus Christ and by the Power of the Holy Spirit. Words are powerful so when you hear yourself talk about what God has done in your life before others, the joy, the praise, and the glory that goes to God pave way for the supernatural to happen.

I have often received miracles after testifying what I felt in my spirit. Whatever happens afterwards, I can’t explain but what I do notice is that my body and/or the situation responds to the spirit.

Conclusion:

The same power that healed the woman with the issue of blood is available to anyone who believes, act in Faith, and declares the goodness of God.

 

A Tip on How to Receive from God (1 min read)

20121127-085653.jpg“Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.” (Philippians 4:6, AMP)

A common tool the enemy uses to keep you from praying is worrying. But when you Understand the importance of Prayer and Know how to make your request through Prayer, you will not spend (even) a second of your precious time to worry.

  • Make Specific Request:

Assuming your two children made the same request for phone:

First Child: Dad/Mum I need a phone…pls get me phone from the shop“.

Second Child: Dad/Mum I need Iphone 6 plus, color: Space gray, 16GB from the shop by Friday. I love you so much. Thank you for always getting me what I ask for

Which of these requests would easily catch your attention? and how would you respond to each?

Know what you want, how you want it, and when you want it. Then talk to God about it in Jesus’ Name. That is what Asking in Faith is all about

God wants us to be specific with you request(s) because He has immeasurable resources to meet your every need. Nothing is too big for him. In John 14:14 (KJV), Jesus said If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” Emphasis added.

Anything means anything, whether big or small, existed or yet to be made, etc. 

What do you want from God  or what do you want to see in your life in the remaining days of this month, or remaining months of the year? Be like the second child and be specific with what you want from God.

Thought for the day: June 18, 2017

Man, in his very nature, is vulnerable. that’s why he needs God. He needs God in helpless situations and he needs Him in joyous moments. When you take God out of the equation, man becomes dust and the wind blows him anywhere. 

Our God is a good God. 
Happy Father’s Day to the Father of all Creation, and to All Men.  


Angels on Guard

Let us not get terrified about sudden “scary” events happening around the globe. You can trust that

Because you have made the Lord your safe place, and the Most High the place where you live, nothing will hurt you. No trouble will come near your tent. For He will tell His angels to care for you and keep you in all your ways.” (Psalm 91:9-11, NLV)

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Keep Calm, God is Watching Over You.

Imagine Possibilities

It is said that “Knowledge is powerful tool” yet it cannot be compared to “the power of your imagination“. Do you know that you can achieve whatever you imagine?

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Imagination can help you create your own world of possibilities and live in it. Often we do not take note of this and instead allow external forces or factors (like negative words from people who have no vision and purpose, expert reports, etc) to keep us bound with many limitations.

If you can SEE it, then you can HAVE it

And most importantly, the scripture says that “Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.” (Ephesians 3:20, TLB) emphasis added.

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Whatever you can imagine is not too big for God as He has infinite resources to help you create the world of possibilities you want to live.

Do not be limited by what is on the outside because the ONE in you is greater, powerful, mightier, and wiser than any person, demon, or even the enemy (Satan).

Note that Nobody can limit the depth of your imagination but you.

It is good to acquire knowledge but know that what you can imagine is a driving force that can take you beyond the limit(s) created by the world system.

Finally, imagination brings hope and we know that Faith is the substance of things hoped…

If you can SEE it, then you can HAVE it