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                                  RELEASED ON THE 27th OF MARCH 2020


                                            WHILE YOU STAY AT HOME...


God said;  "My people will live in safety, quietly at home. They will be at rest".

Isaiah 32:18.

Children of God, even as many of us have now come to terms with the reality of COVID-19 and the compulsory stay- at- home situation, it is imperative that some of us who are saddled with responsibility of praying and ministry of the word of God (Acts 6:4) continue to do so from the comfort of our homes in order to keep everyone going at this critical time.


Many people have been brainwashed to believe that certain doctrines are sacrosanct and unchangeable, forgetting that one of the names of the Almighty God is; 'Unchangeable Changer' meaning,the God that does not change (Hebrews 13:8) but is capable of changing anything!


However, the events of the last few weeks across the globe have proven that no situation or tradition is permanent. This current predicament has put everyone of us on same level and condition. It does not matter where you live, neither does it count if you are white, black, rich, poor, young or old; everyone is affected.


Before now some people will say, "I am allowed to do anything." Yes; but not everything is good for you. I could say that I am allowed to do anything, but I am not going to let anything make me its slave. 1 Corinthians 10:23.

I say this to you with all humility in me, but with a deep sense of obligation placed on me by my Lord Jesus; that, No institution or any social gathering nor a religious service is worth the life of a single Soul.


I therefore, beseech you to always listen to advice and accept instructions, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Proverbs 19:20.

Obviously, by the time the whole thing is over, we would all have learnt a lot and be ready to make necessary adjustments where necessary.


Meanwhile, let us yield ourselves to prayers as we are encouraging one another. In the meantime, we need to continue to stay at home in order to make the work easier for those essential workers, particularly people who are in the health care sector. The Lord will continue to be their strength in Jesus name. ๐Ÿ™


We all owe them our cooperation and prayers, even as they put their lives on the line for the safety of all of us.


I pray for you and for myself that, may the LORD bless you and protect you. The LORD make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; may the LORD lift up His countenance toward you and give you peace in Jesus name. ๐Ÿ™


 JESUS CARES

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Bro Olaniyi Cole



                               RELEASED ON THE 20th OF MARCH 2020


                                             DON'T BE MISLED!


When God was about to inflict the plague in the land of Egypt He told Moses and Aaron;

"The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt".

Exodus 12:13.


God instructed the Israelites to use the blood of a lamb to mark the lintel of their homes and *stay in their houses* while the plague is being inflicted on the land of Egypt.

Likewise, the recent outbreak and spread of coronavirus has compelled Governments across the world to make desperate measures to mitigate the effects of the virus on the people.


We are all expected to heed those instructions and be law abiding wherever we live. After all the bible says, "Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God".

Romans 13:1


It is however disturbing to hear that some Church leaders are still agitating for a noncompliance of their church members to the general instruction of stay at home.

Truly; the blood of Jesus is capable of preventing any plague just like the blood of the lamb did for the Israelites in Egypt. Exodus 12


However, don't be misled! " wisdom is profitable to direct";  Ecclesiastes 10:10.

Many people including Christians have died untimely death lately due to their foolishness and because they allowed themselves to be misled.


According to reports,a Church in South Korea aggravated the spread of coronavirus when they shared salt water solution to members, unfortunately many died due to transmission from the shared water. The founder of the Church, Lee Man-hee has since apologized .

According to medical experts, there is no known cure to the virus for now but avoiding large gathering will reduce the spread.


Children of God, not gathering in our Churches to pray and worship God together for few weeks until the current situation is abated will not take away the presence of God from us.

Truth be told, our Lord Jesus addressed such rigidity when He said to the woman by Jacob's well;  "Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem". John 4:21.

Our God is Spirit, hence It does not matter where you are, He hears you! Don't allow some of the people with Mammon spirit who are only interested in your tithes and offering to compel you to be in the Church against the directives of the Government and medical experts at this critical time when major cities in the world are locked down.

After all Jesus said; "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them."

Matthew 18:20.


Perhaps this current situation across the world will strengthen our family Altars and encourage many believers to develop their personal relationship with Jesus through quality "quiet time".


I therefore beseech you to pray with your family/people in the closet of your home and the Lord will answer our Prayers in Jesus name. ๐Ÿ™


Meanwhile, concerning the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus and our being gathered together to be with Him: I beg you not to become easily unsettled or alarmed

( 2Thess 2:1-4).


I pray that this coronavirus will pass soon in Jesus name.๐Ÿ™.


In conclusion Jesus said; "But a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father is seeking such as these to worship Him". John 4:23.

Stay away from public gatherings for now until the situation is put under control.

It's for your own safety and that of the community where you live. Safety begins with compliance.


"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."  Revelations 2:29



JESUS REIGNS

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                               RELEASED ON THE 17th OF MARCH 2020


                                             TRUST IS CRUCIAL!


The bible says; "The LORD detests lying lips,but He delights in people who are trustworthy". Proverbs 12:22.


I was at a mechanic workshop lately and I witnessed an intense confrontation that bothered on trust issues between two Panel beaters who had just formed a partnership.

As I watched them from a distance,I was left with no other option but to intervene in order to prevent a looming altercation.


Brethren,the issue of trust cannot be over emphasized in any relationship.

Jesus said; "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much" Luke 16:10.


Trust issues cut across every sphere of life. As a Pastor, if someone comes to you to share private matters,it is because of the confidence and trust they assume exist in their dealings with you.


Your obligation is to pray and counsel such person in the way of the Lord and you are bound to threat the matter in a confidential manner.You are not even permitted to share it with your spouse.


The recent increase in divorce cases, separation, physical abuse, murder and suicide cases in marriages is very worrisome. It's quite unprecedented but traceable to trust issues.


Someone said: My love is unconditional but my trust and respect are not!

What this statement means is that irrespective of what you do to me as my spouse,friend, partner, parent or child; I will always love you but earning my trust and respect is dependent on your sincerity of purpose.


Unfortunately, love in itself cannot keep a home,for trust is the essential bedrock that sustains a marriage. Permit me to liken trust to the engine oil in a car which must not dry up. A peaceful marriage is one where the oil of trust is flowing perpetually.

Marriage is about oneness! Genesis 2:24.


If you live a life of secrecy in your marriage, you have easily opened the door of paranoia to your spouse. A spouse in a Godly marriage has right to ask questions whether out of suspicion or not and the other spouse is expected to give satisfactory response devoid of defiance and annoyance in order to enhance trust. 1 Peter 3:1&2


Unrepentant lies are usually what metamorphosed to infidelity. Addictive social media and mobile phone flirting are tools the devil is using to destroy marriages,many more homes may be ruined if not addressed.


The bible says "Catch all the foxes,those little foxes,before they ruin the vineyard of love.."

Song of Solomon 2:15


If your phone is usually glued to you and your spouse is forbidden to touch it or you are fond of deleting call logs and messages of someone of the opposite sex, it is obvious you are hiding something.You have betrayed the trust in that marriage.Please make amends to avoid putting your marriage in jeopardy.


Unfortunately, trust in marriage does not have refill bottles, once it's gone you probably won't get it back and if you are fortunate to have it back,it might not be as full as the initial one exhausted.


Please flee any form of flirting and cheating but be very transparent to your spouse about all your dealings with others.


I beseech you husbands and wives that you give honor to your marriages and remain faithful to one another.For God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral

Hebrews 13:4


By the way,the trust I am preaching about is only anchored on truth.Any relationship built on cover up, deception,lies falsehood and deceit is bound to fail. Honesty is the best policy,let it be your watchword.


However, bear with each other and forgive any complaint you may have against one another.Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13.

I pray for every marriage that is experiencing turbulence as a result of trust issues,may God heal the wounds in your union and you shall be rejuvenated in Jesus name. ๐Ÿ™

Share this message to save marriages!


JESUS CARES

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                                  RELEASED ON THE 10th OF MARCH 2020


                                                   THE MASTER KEY

Locks are never manufactured without a key. For every door there is a specific key that opens it.However, a master key is a key that is capable of opening several different locks.

In other words, with a master key you do not need to carry around a bunch of keys because one single key (master key) can give you access to multiple doors.


In the same vein, there are different kinds of sicknesses and diseases in the world today.

Medically, for every kind of sicknesses and diseases there are specific specialist doctor. For example If you have issues with your eyes you will be referred to an Ophthalmologist,while if you have broken bones you will be asked to see an Orthopaedic

doctor, an Obstetrician or a Gynaecologist is the doctor for pregnant issues, while a

Dermatologist is a specialist doctor who manages diseases related to skin, hair and nails and some cosmetic problems.


The reality of the medical profession is that no single doctor can attend to all cases.

Ironically, the bible says concerning our Lord Jesus;

"A vast crowd brought to him people who were lame, blind, crippled, those who couldnโ€™t speak, and many others. They laid them before Jesus, and He healed them all".

Matthew 15:30.


Little wonder Jesus is also called the Great Physician! He alone can heal all diseases and sicknesses. Permit me to say to you that in our Lord Jesus Christ we have a Master Key that can unlock all issues of life.

It is also recorded that;

"News about Him spread all over Syria, and people with every kind of sickness or disease were brought to him. Some of them had a lot of demons in them, others were thought to be crazy, and still others could not walk. But Jesus healed them all". Matthew 4:24.

Many people have been rejected in hospitals because medical science does not have a cure or explanations for their sicknesses. What doctor will treat a demon possessed person? That was the case of the Mad man of Gadara. Mark 5:1-20.

The bible says no one could restrain the mad man of Gadara but when he came in contact with Jesus, the demons in him fled.

"Jesus is the one that holds the key of David. What He opens, no one can close; and what He closes, no one can open". Revelation 3:7.

When you are connected to this Jesus you will come to terms with the master key concept in Him.

That's why the song writer wrote; ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽค

All things are possible

When we call in His name

All things are possible

In Jesus name

Mountains will crumble

Chains shall be broken

All things are possible

In Jesus name.


The bible records that Jesus sent His disciples to untie a colt that has been tied down to a spot for a long time. Saying to them;

"Go into the village ahead of you, and as soon as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here, Mark 11:2

The good thing about that story is that Jesus told the disciples how to untie the colt. He said to them; If anyone asks you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly." Mark 11:3.

Lo and behold, everything happened just as Jesus told the disciples.

I don't know what the enemy has tied down in your life, it could be your health, your business, finances, delay in marriage, marital crises, your career or perhaps delayed conception, in the name of Jesus you are loose. ๐Ÿ™.


Certainly, Jesus is the Master Key that unlock every issues of life. Align your life with Him in order to enjoy the benefits of the master key.


JESUS IS LORD


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Bro Olaniyi Cole





                             RELEASED ON THE 3RD OF MARCH 2020


                                          BE MINDFUL OF THE SIGNS


A sign is defined as a mark by which persons or things are distinguished and made known. The bible highlights certain signs that will precede the end of time in Daniel 12:4, Matthew 24:7, 2 Timothy 3:1-5, Joel 2: 28-32, Revelation 15:1 and some other passages.

An in depth meditation of these bible verses will offer one the consciousness of the time and season that we are now. People of God, if you take into cognizance the events (signs) happening across the world today, you do not need a prophet to tell you that we are in the end times.

Our Lord Jesus berated the Pharisees and Saducees of old for their ignorance of these signs, saying to them;

โ€œWhen it is evening, you say, โ€˜It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.And in the morning, โ€˜It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.โ€™ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times".Matthew 16:2&3.

For me, the recent outbreak of coronavirus or Covid 19 as it is also referred to should be a wake up call for us to pay more attention to the signs mentioned in the bible concerning the return of Jesus.

Ignorance of the law they say is no excuse." Permit me to say to you that not knowing the signs pointing to the Second Coming of Jesus will not be a tenable excuse for anyone either.

In the same vein, not doing anything or ignoring those signs will be very fatal too.๐Ÿฅบ If you ignore those signs you do so at your own peril. In fact,

 "Ignoring the signs is a good way to end up at the wrong destination:.

Brothers and Sisters, hell fire is not our desired destination. Jesus said;

"If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also". John 14:3

I pray for you and for myself; it shall be said of us; " heaven at last" in Jesus name. ๐Ÿ™

All the signs identified in all the bible verses about the end times have happened already, pointing to the reality that the end is very imminent.

Although, with the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.  2 Peter 3:8.

Notwithstanding what is going on in the world today, the good news to be taken away from it is that some of us are exempted from coronavirus and other epidemic diseases. How did I know this?

It is written; The LORD will protect you and I from all sickness. He will not let us suffer from the terrible diseases of Egypt, but He will inflict them on all our enemies in Jesus name. ๐Ÿ™ Deuteronomy 7:15.

However, it is important that one acknowledges the reality of the signs on ground and be very proactive about the situation of things. The bible refers to the sons of Issachar, as men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do. 1 Chronicles 12:32

Therefore, knowing what to do in times and seasons like this is very crucial. We need to take necessary precautions and not take things for granted. Let us continue to be prayerful and stay safe.

In conclusion, knowing all the signs and the seasons will be useless without knowing Jesus. Accept him now!

JESUS REIGNS

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                           RELEASED ON THE 25TH OF FEBRUARY 2020

                                          

                                        RE-EXAMINE YOUR WAYS!



"Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD".

Lamentations 3:40

Brethren,I deliberately used the word "re- examine" because I felt there is need for every one of us to have a second assessment of our ways before God.

"Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall".

1 Corinthians 10:12.

Re-examination becomes necessary because of the obvious similarities between the world' system and that of the Christendom today.There is high tendency that one has deviated like Demas (2 Tim 4:10) without knowing it.

We need to critically weigh our words, actions and generally our ways of life in the light of the word of God. It might not matter what other people are doing,but as a true believer what you do matters a lot to God,to the world and to all those who look up to you. Matthew 5:16.

Permit me to reiterate my admiration for the Christendom of the 70ties and 80ties that I grew up in.That was when the sanctity of the Church has not been tainted! I mean those days when one can easily distinguish a believer (SU) from others.

In those days, Pastors were widely respected and material acquisition was not known to the clergy. Moderation was the watchword back then.

Payment of tithe and offering was not an issue in the sermons of that era.People gave to the work of God without being coerced or manipulated as it is now.

There were fewer Churches then,yet social vices were very minimal. Godliness with contentment( 1 Timothy 6:6) was the lifestyle of many people, unlike now when corruption is on the high in every facet of our society despite the increasing number of Churches.

So where did we go wrong?

"You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God". James 4:4.

Brethren,there is an urgent need for the Church to have an evaluation of what we do now and the impact we are making in our society.

Although the bible says;

"where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty". 2 Cor 3:17,but the same Apostle Paul who wrote the above verse went on to say;

"donโ€™t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature". Galatians 5:13.

People like referencing the dance of David in order to justify what they do, however, David also slept with another man's wife and went ahead to mastermind the death of that man. ๐Ÿค” 2 Samuel 11

Shall we then emulate David in all? God forbid.

The world is watching us.๐Ÿฅบ Jesus said;

"You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless".

Matthew 5:13

We are called to make a difference wherever we find ourselves, so let us embrace every opportunity to do so. Jesus remains our standard and He hasn't lowered the standard for us either. (Hebrews 13:8) 

He is calling on you and I today;

But I have this against you: You have abandoned your first love. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first.If you do not repent,I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place". Rev. 2:4&5.

Let us be watchful and prayerful for the returning of our Lord Jesus.

Obviously, Satan is looking for ways to sift us like wheat.

Re- examine your ways using the word of God and see whether you are still standing in the faith. For the time has come for judgment,and it must begin in the Church.if judgment begins with us,what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed Godโ€™s Good News and those who have deviated from it? 1 Peter 4:17.

I beseech you, Pastor,Reverend, Evangelist, Deacon,Gospel Singer, Brother and Sister: re examine yourself and return to God.

I pray for you and for myself:

May we not lose our flavour in the kingdom of God in Jesus name. ๐Ÿ™

JESUS CARES

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RELEASED ON THE 18TH OF FEBRUARY 2020


YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

Someone once said "Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice".

Children of God, there is something very significant about voice .


When our Lord Jesus was about to begin His earthly Ministry the bible says;

"And a voice from heaven said, โ€œThis is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased!โ€

Matthew 3:17.


For me,being involved in the work of God is not due to the bandwagon effect,neither is it about money or trying to be a wannabe;


It is simply because of the "Persistent Voice of God" (Romans 11:29)


The bible says in Isaiah 30:21;

"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying,"This is the way;walk in it."


For God to deliver the Israelites from Egypt He had to raise a voice for them in Moses;

"Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh and say to him, 'This is what the LORD says:Let my people go, so that they may worship me". Exodus 8:1.

Mordecai & the Jews were to be wiped out in the land of Persia when Esther(a Jew) was the Queen.    Mordecai sent a message to Esther;

"If you keep silent at this time,relief and deliverance will come to the Jewish people from another place, but you and your father's family will be destroyed. Who knows, perhaps you have come to your royal position for such a time as this."  Esther 4:14.

Esther approached the King against all odds of being killed and she became a voice for the Jews.


Interestingly, many people always seek the voice of the high and mighty, whereas it was the voice of a butler whose name was not even mentioned that brought out Joseph from prison to appear before Pharaoh and eventually became a Prime minister.  Genesis 41:9-15.

In other words, God can use just anybody to be a voice needed for you to be lifted!

However, Hold on to this; whatever you do will speak (voice) for you to be known or make your voice to be heard in high places. ๐Ÿ‘Œ


Magicians and wise men had learnt their voices to Pharaoh, but only Joseph's voice was heard!

Prayer: God, raise a voice for me and give me a voice that will be heard & respected in high places in the name of Jesus.๐Ÿ™


It is very important that you realize you are a prepared voice for many others.

How did I know this? God said to Jeremiah;

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." Jeremiah 1:5.

In like manner, Jesus said about Paul;

"This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel".  Acts 9:15.

It is usually said; " A closed mouth is a close destiny"

I beseech you therefore in the name of Jesus that you be a Voice for yourself,family, children, marriage, Church and for Nigeria in the place of prayer.


You also need to be a voice for the voiceless  Matthew 25:35-40.

Your wealth, titles and position are given by God in order for you to be a voice and a blessing for many others.

Don't keep quiet;

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed".

Proverbs 31:8


God has tied the liberation & the survival of many people to your voice,so use that voice otherwise God will replace you. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ


In conclusion,

John the Baptist was โ€œThe voice of one crying in the wilderness: โ€˜Prepare the way of the Lord; make His paths straight.โ€

Isaiah 40:3.

He used his voice vigorously for the First Coming of Jesus.

Meanwhile, according to the bible; Jesus has to be preached to all nations before the end will come

Matthew 24:14

Are you prepared to be the voice proclaiming Jesus' Second Coming?

I pray for myself and for anyone who desires it; Lord Jesus,let me continue to be a voice who proclaims your name to all creation and to consistently creates the awareness of the reality of your Second Coming.๐Ÿ™


Be that voice that matters, win Souls for God.


JESUS RULES

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RELEASED ON THE 11TH OF FEBRUARY 2020


                                                               BE LIFTED!


The bible says;

"For promotion come neither from the east, nor from the west nor from the south.But God is the judge. He puts down one, and lifts up another". Psalm 75:6&7.


Children of God, the world we live in today is very cruel indeed and full of wickednees. Believe it or not some people's destinies have been confined to a spot, both in the spiritual realm and we also see it manifesting in the physical.


The good news is that the bible says; God is interested in lifting up those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety. Job 5 :11


The story of

Mephibosheth who was the son of Jonathan and grandson of King Saul comes to mind. The bible makes us to understand that Mephibosheth was lame at both feet as a result of a fall when he was five years old. 2 Samuel 4:4


Mephibosheth's disability made things worse for him as he was forgotten for many years.

However, a time came when David decided he will show kindness to anyone remaining in the house of Saul for Jonathan's sake.


Eventually, Ziba, Saul's servant mentioned Mephibosheth's name to David and said;

"He is at the house of Makir son of Ammiel in Lo Debar."  2 Samuel 9:4


Brethren, out of curiosity I checked the meaning of "Lo Debar", lo and behold it means; No pasture! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

What a cruel world. 


The grandson of a King became crippled due to the carelessness of a nanny, then they dumped him in Lo Debar, where there was no pasture! Hummmm;


"I have seen slaves on horses, and princes walking on the ground like slaves".

Ecclesiastes 10:7.


This is the work of the wicked people, but the bible says;

"(God) He lifts the poor from the dust and the needy from the garbage dump. He sets them among princes, placing them in seats of honor". 1 Samuel 2:8.


Eventually, King David gave an order to Ziba;

" You and your

15 sons and 20 servants will work for Mephibosheth. You will farm his land and bring in his crops, so that Saul's family and servants will have food. But Mephibosheth will always eat with me at my table."  2 Samuel 9:10


Consequently, a forgotten lame man who was confined to a spot in Lo Debar suddenly received a divine lifting which made him to have thirty six servants working for him and he was offered the privilege of eating on the king's table despite his disability.


I pray for you and for myself, may God lift you up that when you call one person, hundreds of people will answer you in Jesus name. ๐Ÿ™


The Psalmist wrote: "I will lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from?"

Psalm 121:1.


Everyone of us needs the lifting of God in one way or the other.


For all those who are broken hearted due to financial crisis, medical reports, loss of loved ones, delay in marriage or delay in child bearing and all issues of life, I pray for you, the God who lifted up Hannah and gave her a new song will lift you up in Jesus name๐Ÿ™.

1 Samuel 2:1-10


In revelation 4:1, John said;

"Then as I looked, I saw a door standing open in heaven, and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast. The voice said, โ€œCome up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.โ€


The implication of the above verse is that there is a level one needs to attain spiritually in order to have access to deep things of this world.


In other words, God wants us to be lifted spiritually. Jesus said;

"And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.โ€

John 12:32.


I don't know about you, my case is different. When others are cast down, I shall say there is lifting up. (Job 22:29).


When God lifts you up, no man can pull you down.


However, one major prerequisite for divine lifting is humility. That's why the bible says;

"Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up" ๐Ÿ™ James 4:10


I pray God will lift you up beyond your imaginations, expectations and limitations in Jesus name๐Ÿ™.


Be lifted!


JESUS CARES

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                                      RELEASED ON THE 4TH OF FEBRUARY 2020


                                              ARE YOU WITNESSING FOR JESUS?

Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us (believers) an hint of what will happen to us and of course what is expected of us when He said;

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.โ€ Acts 1:8.

Being a witness of Jesus is, telling people about what you know about Jesus having been following Him.

Few days ago, I was driving out of the Estate where I live and a lady waved me down for a lift. I stopped and picked her. As we were approaching the gate of the Estate, she indicated she will get down. Then, while parking the car I reached out for one of the tracts I had prepared for evangelism and handed it to her as I said;  "Jesus loves you"

Immediately, she smiled and said:

"I was going to tell you about my church but I decided to keep quiet".

Then I replied, "I was going to tell you about Jesus."

Soon after she dropped,I began to ponder on the words between myself and the lady.

Then, the Holy Spirit reminded me of the story of Philip.

The bible says;

"The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, โ€œFollow me.โ€ John 1:43

From the moment Philip met Jesus, he began to follow Him about.

The bible later says; "Philip found Nathaniel and told him, "We have found the One Moses wrote about in the Law (and so did the prophets): Jesus the son of Joseph, from Nazareth!" John 1:46

In a nutshell, Philip witnessed for Jesus by telling Nathaniel about Jesus.

Our primary mandate is to call people to Christ and not necessarily to Church. Romans 10:14

Someone can be in a "Church" and still not know Christ!

As someone rightly puts it;

"Many people grow up in the Church but never grow in Christ, they know hymns but do not know Him"

Although, the bible says we should not forsake the gathering of believers

(Hebrews 10:25) however, your pastor cannot save you, neither will your church attendance take you to heaven!

Jesus said;

โ€œI am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me".

John 14:6.

Unfortunately, "there are many wolves in shepherd clothing" whom instead of opening shrines decided to stay put in the Church deceiving their followers.

Every true Minister of the Gospel knows, it's all about Jesus! We ought not to put Church before Christ, it's like " putting the cart before the horse". For without Christ there won't be Church.

John the Beloved said;

"We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard,so that you also may have fellowship with us. And this fellowship of ours is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ". 1 John 1:3

Truth be told, it is the desire and the self centredness of some people to make name for themselves and build a reputation for their Churches and Ministry that have turned things upside down.

That was exactly what happened concerning the Tower of Babel, when some people said to themselves;

"Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves". Genesis 11.4

Their motive was not right before God, so He scattered them.

Brethren, do you witness for Jesus or you are witnessing for your pastor and the Church?

"For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesusโ€™ sake". 2 Corinthians 4:5.

Finally, you cannot give what you don't have. If you are going to witness for Jesus, you must be that person that have met Him, known Him and is following Him just like Philip.

I therefore use this medium to admonish you;

witness for Jesus,in the course of doing so you can tell people about the Church you belong to knowing fully well it's a Church where Jesus is being preached.

May all our works and labour for the work of God not be rejected in Jesus name. ๐Ÿ™

                                          

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                                 RELEASED ON THE 28TH OF JANUARY 2020


                                                     IT IS WRITTEN.....

Someone once said:

"a verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on".

In other words, enforcing a verbal agreement can be a huge challenge, it is usually easier and straightforward when there is a written agreement.

In the same vein,our Lord Jesus Christ showed us the reality of the power behind the written words when He used the phrase; "it is written" three times while satan tempted Him. Matthew 4:1-10.

Apparently, Jesus repeated the phrase in order to reiterate the supremacy and the validity of the words of God. After the third time the bible says;

"Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him".

Matthew 4:11.

It goes to show that even the devil recognizes the power behind the word of God.

Hebrews 4:12.

The question here is: how much of the written words of God do you proclaim into your life?

The words of God are enforceable.* We are expected to be using the words of God effectively in our daily lives.

"For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope".

Romans 15:4

Certainly, Jesus is the Word of God. (John 1:1) He went further to say;

"If you ask me anything in my name I will do it"

John 14:14.

Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus everything should bow and every tongue should confess that Jesus is Lord.

Phillippians 2:9-11

To this end, I therefore invoke the written words of God over your life and mine;

For it is written;

"by His stripes we are healed". Isaiah 53:5.

Hence, sicknesses and diseases in our lives shall give way in Jesus name. ๐Ÿ™

I also found it written in my bible that;

"You will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you".๐Ÿ™ Job 22:28.

It is also written that;

"A thousand may fall at my side, ten thousand at my right hand, but it will not come near me. I will only observe with my eyes and see the punishment of the wicked".

Psalm 91:7&8.

Brethren, I discovered it written that;

"When men are cast down, then I shall say, There is lifting up". Job 22:29.

It is clearly written;

"I will not die, but I will live and tell what the LORD has done". ๐Ÿ™ Psalm 118:17

"No weapon that is fashioned against me shall succeed, and I shall refute every tongue that rises against me in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD.โ€ ๐Ÿ™ Isaiah 54:17.

It's highly important that you know this, it is written and confirmed that;

"Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near".

Revelations 1:3

Brothers and Sisters, these written words of God may not work for everybody.

Your affiliation with Jesus is very important.

God said to Abraham;

"I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless".

Genesis 17:1b

The Second Coming of our Lord Jesus is closer than ever before, repent now!

In conclusion, it is written;

"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise".

Proverbs 11:30

Create time for soul winning from today.


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RELEASED ON THE 21ST OF JANUARY 2020

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!

Apostle Paul wrote;

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".

Phillippians 4:13.

Having confidence in yourself and what you are capable of doing is very important in life.

Apparently, God has deposited unique gifts and talents in every individual.

However, many people are not aware of the gifts and qualities they possess, hence, they are only manifesting very little of the potentials in them.

Such was the case of a man called Gideon in the bible. Judges 6. He was an ordinary man on paper, but when God sent an angel to him , he was addressed as a " mighty man of valour".(bravery)

In the same vein, many of us are mighty men and women of valour that are yet to be revealed. It's just a matter of time the world will hear about us. .

Nobody knew about Gideon before God unleashed him against the midianites. Infact, Gideon

doubted his own ability to lead the Israelites in the battle against the midianites. He said to God;

โ€œhow can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.โ€

Judges 6:15

God had to reassure him of the hidden potentials he carried and more importantly, the presence of God upon him.

Little wonder, Gideon with only three hundred soldiers defeated One hundred and thirty five thousand midianites soldiers.

Judges 7&8

If only we realise the grace of God upon our lives we would have been doing more with our lives.

Lack of self belief have kept many people in the oblivion for too long. It is high time they got out from the shell and be more purpose driven.

Most successful people today are people that believed in their own qualities and did things in their own unique ways, carving out a niche for themselves in their chosen industry and vocation.

David would not have killed Goliath and become so famous, if he had succumbed to the rebuke of his eldest brother: Eliab.

1 Samuel 17:29-30

Truly, Eliab was the known soldier but David was an unknown warrior who was confident about the gifts of God upon his life even against the mighty looking Goliath at that time.

Apparently, there are many people around us today that are Eliab in nature.

As a result of the position they occupy they do not want another person to out shine them, hence they will do everything to undermine and kill the potentials of a rising star in you, however; they will not succeed in Jesus name.

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Please don't allow anybody to cage your destiny!

"For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity to indulge your flesh, but through love serve one another".

Galatians 5:13.

You do not need the approval of men to get things right. Respect everyone; young, old, rich , poor, influential, but fear God who alone is able to make you what you are destined to become in life.

God did not bring you to this world to seek approval of people. Believe in yourself and the power of God upon your life, which is capable of producing the unthinkable in your life and glorifying the name of Jesus.

Just as some of us have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Gospel, so we speak, not to please men, but to please God who tests our hearts.

1 Thessalonians 2:4

Therefore, let's stop putting the power of approval over our lives in other people's hand, shall we?

Start believing in yourself, be bold and courageous enough to utilize the gifts and talents of God upon you.

When you have Jesus, you are unstoppable. keep moving and keeping shining for Jesus.

The Almighty God will bless and prosper the works of our hands and the glory of the Lord shall be evident over our lives in Jesus name. .

JESUS RULES!

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RELEASED ON THE 14TH OF JANUARY 2020

IN A LITTLE WHILE...

This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,' says the LORD Almighty.

Haggai 2:6&7

"In a little while" means very soon. it is usually used when something is about to happen.

When the time of the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ was getting closer, He said to His disciples:

"In a little while you wonโ€™t see me anymore. But a little while after that, you will see me again.โ€

John 16:16.

Shortly after that pronouncement, everything happened according to the words of Jesus.

I don't know what your own expectations are, but the word of God is capable of bringing them to pass in a little while!

It does not matter how many times you have failed in the past, it doesn't matter what name people are calling you as a result of that situation, hear the word of God:

In a little while your story will change and your testimony will be the talk of the town in Jesus name.

When a pregnant woman is in labour, she goes through all sort of pain, but in a little while after, the pain turns to joy!

"After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you in Jesus name". 1 Peter 5:10.

Definitely, this message is meant for someone. In a little while your mockers will turnaround to celebrate you in the name of Jesus.

Joseph suffered for many years. He was in the prison when Pharaoh sent for him to come to the palace and in a little while after he became the Prime Minister. All of that happened in a day! Genesis 41.

I say it to you again; in a little while the tables will turn for your upliftment, what has seemed impossible for you will become possible and you will sing a new song in the name of Jesus.

Trust God, in a little while that sickness will be a thing of the past in Jesus name.

The Mad man of Gadara was in a state of madness for many years until he met Jesus and in a little while thereafter he became an Evangelist; spreading the Good News of Jesus.

Luke 8:26-39

Our God has a way of compensating His children. As a result of the shame and disgrace of the past, in a little while the Lord Almighty will give you double and your joy will be full ( Isaiah 61:7) in the name of Jesus.

In conclusion,

whether you avert your mind to it or not, the time for the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ is closer than before!

For, โ€œYet a little while and the coming One will come and will not delay"

Hebrew 10:37.

Jesus is coming back soon. Therefore, get yourself prepared for Him.

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RELEASED ON THE 8TH OF JANUARY 2020

DON'T SIT ON THE FENCE!

Someone who "sits on the fence" is that person who maintains a neutral and non-committal stand about something.

Ideally, sitting on the fence is not a bad thing to do when it comes to personal issues pertaining to two people.

As someone rightly puts it:

"The first sign of stupidity is inheriting other people's enemies as a sign of loyalty".

However, when it comes to things that affect the vulnerable and things of God; please Don't sit on the fence!

As true believers, our Lord Jesus does not want us to sit on the fence. We are meant to stand for the truth and what is right. Jesus said;

"I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!So, because you are lukewarm- neither hot or cold, I am about to spit you out of my mouth"

Revelation 3: 15&16

It's the most dangerous thing to be cast away from God.

Psalm 51:11.

ร€lthough, Jesus sent the words of Revelation 3:15 & 16 to the Church in Laodecia. Similarly, there are many christians these days who are also lukewarm in their attitude to the work of God.

Lukewarm christians believe the message of the gospel, but are not meaningfully engaged in the work of God.

Your talents, gifts, energy and resources are meant for edification of the body of Christ and furtherance of the work of God.

"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is in teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is to lead, do it diligently, if it is to show mercy do it cheerfully. Let love be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good.

Romans 12:6-9.

Apostle Paul also implores us not to sit on the fence when he said; "Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,but rather expose them".

Ephesians 5:11.

Evil is being perpetrated around you, yet

you kept quiet because it hasn't affected you yet.

That is hypocrisy.

According to Albert Einstein;

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it".

You are not called to be nominal (a figurehead) Christian, but a vibrant one; praying and doing exploits for Jesus.

Daniel 11:32b

More importantly, you cannot afford to sit on the fence concerning the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Accept Jesus now before it's too late.

I charge you therefore;

"Learn to do good; Seek justice, rebuke the oppressor; defend the fatherless,plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:17.

Don't sit on the fence!

Prayer : Father, cast me not away from your presence Lord, but help me to continue to be a useful vessel in your kingdom in Jesus name.

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RELEASED ON THE 1ST/ JANUARY / 2020

GRACE FOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Glory be to God for the privilege given to us to see the beginning of the year 2020. For some of us it's another opportunity to make amends where necessary before God.

"For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies," declares the Lord GOD. "Therefore, repent and live."

Ezekiel 18:32

As we venture into this new year, we are embarking on a journey that we have never gone before now.

The bible says in the book of Job chapter 36:19;

"Would your wealth or even all your mighty efforts sustain you so you would not be in distress?"

Realistically, every year comes with it's own challenges, battles,trials etc and no one is exempted.

That's why God said;

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you".

Isaiah 43:2.

Therefore,when any issue of life comes your way in the course of your journey with God this year, do not allow it to overwhelm you for Jesus had promised;

โ€œMy grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.โ€

2 Corinthians 12:9

The grace of God is what will sustain us and allow us to wriggle through everything that comes our way in this year like never before.

"By strength shall no man prevail".

1 Samuel 2:9

For me; it has always been by the Grace! Permit me to use the words of Apostle Paul;

"But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me".

1 Corinthians 15:10.

Your natural strength, your intellect, title,

human connection or strength alone cannot take you far in the journey of life.

For this new year we shall need a whole lot more of the Grace of God: JESUS

( Titus 2:11) to succeed and prevail.

"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength".

Phillippians 4:13.

May the Grace of our Lord Jesus be with us, sustain us and help us to accomplish greater things this year in Jesus name.

Happy New Year!

Prayer : Father, cast me not away from your presence Lord, but help me to continue to be a useful vessel in your kingdom in Jesus name.

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RELEASED ON 25/ DECEMBER/ 2019

REFLECT ON THE WEIGHTIER MATTERS

Our Lord Jesus Christ made us to understand that there are certain things in this life that are far more important than others.

Jesus said to the Scribes and Pharisees; โ€œyou have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness."

Matthew 23:23.

Without any iota of doubt, Christmas is the most recognized and celebrated festival in the world and it's all about JESUS.

Former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill said; "Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but also of reflection". I sincerely agree with him.

As we celebrate this Christmas, let's reflect and attend to those important matters we have neglected.

It will amount to injustice, hypocrisy and neglect if we fail to attend to the plight of the poor majority.

We are called to show love to God and to one another. Matthew 22:37-39.

God expects us to "Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute". Psalm 82:3

Apparently, most of our Churches are getting richer but the majority of the people that constitute the Church are living in abject poverty.

More than ever, the weightier matters are now being flaglantly neglected without any remorse.

Many people are in perpetual bondage,yet suffering in silence due to the increasing religious demands and nothing tangible is being done to ease the burden.

Matthew 23:4.

Deuteronomy 15;7-11 & Matthew 25:25-40 are very clear about our duty to the plight of the poor among us.

Come to think of it; all the riches of this world; mansions, private jets, luxury cars, clothing,titles including the mega church buildings will not matter when the trumpet sounds.

The things that will matter at the end is not going to be what we bought with money, neither will it be about what we got but rather what we shared.

Taking care of the Spiritual and physical needs of Souls and preparing them for the Second Coming of Jesus are the weightier masters now.

Matthew 28:19 & 20

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