Monday 31 December 2012
Beloved, welcome to the last few hours of Y2012. If we are given the opportunity to describe the outgoing year in 2 or 3 sentences - I'm sure there will be wide and divergent views and summaries.
In Hab 3: 17 – 19, the scriptures read thus
'Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines,
Though the labour of the olive may fail
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength.
He will make my feet like deer's feet.
He will make me walk on my high hills.
Wednesday 26 December 2012
Christmas is such a wonderful time with wonderful feelings of togetherness, love and sharing. Its about the best known family time in any given season within a year and I can't but appreciate God the more for allowing Jesus to come in such a unique and wonderful way to the world.
Let's think about these together.
The Boxing day is a time of un wrapping the boxes of gifts that have been received during the Christmas celebration. Some have said its also a time to give and receive/exchange gifts. For me its a time to communicate our thoughtfulness towards each other and one another.
We often try not to lay emphasis on the value of the gift but the intention/gesture. However, let's look at the scripture to learn one or two things the spirit is sharing with the body of Christ.
Tuesday 25 December 2012
Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare Him room, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven, and heaven and nature sing.
Merry Christmas dearly beloved. It is indeed a wonderful season of Love, Life and Laughter and I just want to appreciate God for everything; also for you and yours for being a part of Christs' wonderful family on earth...http://bit.ly/uAED1s
Celebrating Christ as an infant. I believe absolutely that Jesus is the reason for the Season. I am forever appreciative of the fact that God sent His only begotten son to seek and save the lost. I am 150percent positive I won't be writing this if Christ had not come.
But I also know that few, nay, several questions are being asked out there about the veracity of the stories of Jesus. From contending the actual date of His birth to the divine conception of Mary. Some also had wondered why God didn't just send Jesus as a man? Why go through the process of His birth in a manger, the attack from Herod, the death of several infants and several others if Christ actual ministry is only for about 4 years upon the earth.
Monday 24 December 2012
Good morning dearly beloved and compliments of the Season in Jesus mighty Name. Today is Christmas eve - a day to the remembrance of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The celebration of Christmas is a very special moment for me - not because of the festivities but mainly because it has always been a special time for more discovery of the newness of our God and the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord.
The message this morning is from some of the stories around the birth of Jesus. My prayer is that your season of joy will never lead to sorrow.
Prov 10: 22... The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich and do not add any sorrow unto it. The birth/coming of Jesus unto the earth should be a thing of Joy. It should not lead to blood shedding and sorrow and wastage of the lives of unaccountable numbers of children. This was exactly what happened. Could this be the design of God? I don't think so.
Matt 2: 16 'Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth and send forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in the coasts thereof, from two years under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.
The question to ponder on - should the wise men had visited Herod in the first instance? If they had not visited Herod, wouldn't they had still seen Jesus? Matt 2:9 says 'When they had heard the king, they departed; and lo (which means behold, see, alas), the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. The star didn't go anywhere. It was always above them but they choosed to follow their head knowledge as we sometimes do.
Beloved, this is the crux of the message today. Let's highlight some key points.
1. Wise men were carefully choosen by the Lord (Angels) for the assignment of welcoming Baby Jesus. God choose wise men but I'm not sure they acted as wise men all the way. The Lord will help you and I - we would not betray the Lord's trust.
2. The Wise men follow the star until they came to the city where Herod the King was. The question is did they stopped seeing the star?
3. The wise men jettisoned the leading of the star and went to the palace of the king. They stopped trusting the guidance of the star. They used human wisdom - if there is a King, He must be in the palace.
4. Were the wise men warned from making such an unwise decision? The bible didn't record it but there's a strong possibility that they were warned.
5. The wise men visit to the palace led to avoidable death, sorrow and weeping. This was a costly decision and avoidable sorrow.
Beloved, I perceived that the wise men followed the voice of reason and logic and ignored the guidance of the star. They took away their eyes from the star and see the consequences. Many uncountable deaths of infants.
The message this morning is simple.
1. As believers, we should keep our eyes on the Lord at all times. Never trust in the arm of flesh or human wisdom.
2. Isa 30; 21 says 'and thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when you turned to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. I can boldly say that if and only if the wise men kept their eyes on the star, they wouldn't have gone to Herod.
3. Job 32; 8 'But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. However, if a man ignores the inspiration of the Almighty, the Lord will not, will never strive (force)with man to do the right thing because man is a free agent. Gen 6:3.
As we celebrate Christ in this season, let's us learn to submit to the Lord.
Let's us acknowledge Him in all our decisions.
Let's us not become so acquainted and take his guidance for granted.
Beloved, as many as are led by the Spirit - these are the children of God. And if God is leading us, our actions will not result in sorrow.
As this year is coming to an end, I frustrate every agenda of sorrow over and around you in Jesus mighty Name, Amen.
My prayer for you and your household is that the remaining days of this year will be for signs, wonders, laughter, celebration and every good thing.
May the Lord be praised at this season on account of all your moves and actions.
Shalom and blessings.
From the Desk of
Pastor in the House
Friday 21 December 2012
I am persuaded, that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, SHALL be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom 8: 38 - 39).
Persuasion is a positive, strong conviction that no matter the present circumstances, something good, something better is still possible. It's indeed an act of faith and its something we need at this point in time and at all times.
Are you giving up on that lofty and grandeur idea because it appears everything is working against you at the moment? Do you feel like jettisoning that prophetic utterance because you don't have any impetus to hold on any longer?
This morning is Prayer time. I want to encourage you, just in case you don't know or you feel God has forgotten, nay nay, God is persuaded of better things of you. God is not only persuaded, as a matter of fact, He is very much committed to making it happen. That's why He is always looking for ways and means to make all things to work together for your good. Do you know why he's doing that - because He has explicit confidence in you that you will soon realise and see Hid packages for your life.
Rom 4: 21 'and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was also able to perform it.
Luke 1: 45...And blessed is she that believed; for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her (and was received by faith) from the Lord...(emphasis mine).
Let us pray;
1. Father, I thank you for your mercies endureth forever. Please, don't give up on me oh God.
2. Lord, David encouraged himself in the Lord despite all the negatives around me; Lord Jesus, give me Grace to hold on to YOU and remain positive of better things to come.
3. Lord, you turned David's hopelessness around; turn again, turn again my situation for good.
4. Father Lord, let everything work in my favour to perform your promises concerning me. Do not allow this season to pass me by, do not allow it oh Lord.
5. Father Lord, I'm persuaded of better things: I will yet sing of your faithfulness; yes Lord, I'm persuaded oh Lord, I'm the next in line to testify; I'm persuaded of better things - my ministry Angels are working overtime to ensure I'm settled. Thank you Jesus.
Beloved, God is persuaded;
The cloud of witnesses are persuaded;
Your ministry Angels are persuaded;
Everything that God made are persuaded;
The visible and invisible forces are equally persuaded;
Are you persuaded dearly beloved?
Shalom n Blessings!!!
From the Desk of
Pastor in the House
Thursday 20 December 2012
Another miracle has just happened. The fact that you woke up of your own accord and up and about your daily routine is another measure of His faithfulness. To God be the Glory.
However, be it as it may, our God is a wise investor. In the parable of the Talents (Matt 25: 14 - 30), one point very clear is that the Lord desires and rewards increase, growth and progress. Consequently, the fact that you are alive today tells me therefore that you are already a debtor to God. You owe Him growth. The Lord is always looking for growth. You are principally accountable for God's investment in your life.
Interestingly, I also discovered that excuses don't sell with God when it comes to accountability. Mark 11: 12 - 25 records the story of the fig tree. Jesus saw the fig tree having leaves; he expected to find some fruits but there was none. Do you know that the scripture noted also that it was not the season for figs. Yet, the master cursed the fig tree and in verse 20 - the fig tree had dried up in 24 hours. Beloved, notwithstanding that it was not season for fruits - the Lord cursed the tree BECAUSE the Lord loves and always looking for increase, growth, progress and profit. Your God in Heaven desires you profitable. Are you a profitable believer?
This morning, we are considering the topic 'stand up and be counted'. Be counted for your God.
Exo 32: 26 'then Moses stood in the entrance of the camp and said 'whoever is on the Lord's side, come to me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him (Moses).
Isa 6: 8 'Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, here am I, Send me. The spirit of God is always brooding upon the earth, looking for vessels that will be willing to be used. Are you available for the Lord?
Eph 4: 7 - 8 'But unto every one of us is given grace (talents, gifts, specific endowments) according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, when he ascended up on high, he led captivity caprtive, and gave gifts unto man. Will you allow these gifts to be wasted? Any gift not properly deployed over time diminishes.
Beloved, you are without excuse any longer. From the foregoing, I'm sure you have a strong impression of the mind of God this morning. The fact that you are alive for a purpose. Alive to shine as light. Alive to put to use the gifting of God upon your life. Alive to be a blessings.
Oh you think it is for the Pastors and Workers to use their gifts - oh, how wrong you are. One of the guys who got the least Talent also felt so. What I have is insignificant; it won't make a difference. I will do everything to preserve it instead of losing it. He did not use it and he ended up with regrets. The fig tree got cursed when it was still busy bidding its own time for fruits.
As the year runs to an end, there is need to ask those critical questions - I am a blessing or pain to the Lord? Am I adding value to kingdom business or eroding value? Moses demanded for those on the Lord side. Only one (1) tribe turned up. The rest were either undecided or against the Lord. The painful truth is you are either on the Lord's side (100 percent) or you are complete against him - there's no neutral.
1 Kings 18: 21 'And Elijah came to all the people and said, how long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him but if Baal, follow him. I'm writing this in the spirit of Elijah - how long will you stand in the fence; how long will you hold back the ability of God; how long will you delay the commitment required by God; how long will you stay neutral in the service of the Kingdom? How long will you wait for only a few to do all the available Kingdom business in your local community? How long? When? Can't you see the signs of the times? And if you are already involved, are you going the extra mile?
These are sober moments for reflection and firm decision for the Kingdom. Behold, the Lord is standing by the door of your heart to place a demand upon you....
Dearly beloved, this is your season to let the Lord have His way.
Shalom and Blessings.
From the Desk of
Pastor in the House
Wednesday 19 December 2012
When I think of the goodness of the Lord, and all He has done for me; my very soul shall shout Halleluyah....Praise God for loving me. Truly, we serve a living and faithful God and if we do not owe Him anything - we owe Him our Praise.
When you think about the fact that the road others passed through and didn't come back; the trip others embarked on and never returned; the labour ward others went to and didn't come out; the food others ate and choked; the game others played and turned to sadness, the business others did and became bankrupt...etc. You really have every reason to give thanks.
This is the crux of our meditation this morning. I know there are several things that could be this year that aren't in place. And following from our yesterday meditation, there is a likelihood for man to focus on what is not excessively and in the process forgets to appreciate God for what He's done all through the year.
Phil 1; 6 'Being confident of this very thing, that He who has began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Heb 10: 35 'therefore, do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.
I John 5; 14 - 15 'Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have our petitions that we have asked of Him.
Eph 3: 12 'In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith in Him.
Beloved, we have about 13 more days (today inclusive) for this year to end. 13 days is too much for God to settle your matter. Don't forget your Angels are on stand by; to work overtime if needed to ensure your joy is full and cup of blessing overflows.
A crucial requirement to fast tracking your miracle this season and anytime is your confidence in God. Your confidence in His word. Heb 11;6b says 'for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Go ask those who compete for limited opportunities and positions - confidence play a key role. Cast your mind back to the last 100 metres final you watched - recall the confidence of the winner most of the time. The same confidence is key to receive from the Lord.
God is still in the business of settlement. As a matter of fact, He has loads of miracles for each blessed day. (Ps 68:19). The portion that gets allocated to you is a function of your confidence and your requests to God.
Matt 8: 1 - 3. Jesus said to the leper. I am willing be cleansed.
I have good news for you. Jesus is willing, he is able, he has capacity, and capability, he has the wisdom, the power, the authority, the resources, the provisions and above all the compassion to meet you at your point of it. As a matter of fact, as many as will cry for help, He will not cast away.
With Jesus everything is still possible.
Beloved, you can still receive that breakthrough;
That healing is still possible;
A change of job is still possible:
That price charming can still show up before the end of the year;
That door can still be opened before the end of the year;
That debt can still be paid before the end of the year;
That proposal can still come true...that spiritual battle can and shall be over before this year ends because the Egyptian that you see today, you shall not see them again.
As long as Jesus is on the throne and you keep your confidence in Him, it is still possible.
Awesome God, we have confidence in you. Arise and settle us Now. Command settlement for all those holding on to you word today. Thank you Jesus.
Thank you Lord.
Shalom and Blessings!!!
From the Desk of
Pastor in the House
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Blessed be the Lord God who has granted us access to everything that pertain to life and godliness.
This morning, I'm led to discuss the issue of worry. Worry is a subtle tool in the hands of the enemy, and it has been used effectively over and over again to rob many believers of their blessings.
To worry is to feel uneasy or concerned about something; it is to be troubled; it is to torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts; it is to fret. To harass by repeated
tearing at something.
Beloved, sadly, worry is a silent operator eroding the believers' virtues. Worry, just like fear is a forerunner of the devil. If a believer is manipulated by these twin evil emotions 'worry and fear', more often than not, the enemy is likely going to succeed in manipulating such a person.
One of the vices that Jesus took on headlong early in His ministry life was worry. Matt 6: 24 - 34. I will like you to read the passage in your own Bible.
Some things jumped at me like never before that has more than ever confirm to me the need to eradicate worry amongst the saints.
1. Jesus commenced the discussion from a spiritual perspective by saying that the emotions you manifest is a function of the master you serve. Vs 24 - you cannot serve two master - (God and the mammon - a type of devil)
2. Everytime you worry, it is an indication of your allegiance to the devil. And because you are the servant of whoever you submit to; at that material point - goodness and mercy are temporarily disabled, suspended and the enemy often had a free day. That's why worry leads the captive to despondency and complete loss of confidence. This certainly is not God's desire for His own.
3. Please note that worry like fear is an evil spirit and it is a demon. There is a demon called worry just like there's an angel called Joy. So, everytime you dwell in worry, a demon is at work.
4. To corroborate the point that worry is evil; and if evil, it is bad, Jesus said in verse 34 'take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof..(Reboskih). Sufficient is the worry for the day. Why look for more???
5. Worry do not solve any problem. Prayer does!!!
What shall we do to overcome this evil?
My recommendations are as follows (offcourse) patterned after the Lord's message...
1. Be very sure you are daily aligned, connected and an active kingdom dweller. Vs 33 - seek ye first the kingdom of God. Do not allow anything to derail you in the journey of life.
2. You can't possible prevent the thought of worry coming to you but you can DO something to reject it. Just like you can't prevent a bird from flying over your head but you WON'T allow any bird build its nest on your head.
3. Everytime worry comes - attack it with an Holy anger. Don't entertain worry. It's a super manipulator per excellence.
4. Dwell in the Word. Find out what God is saying about the situation and hold on tightly to it.
5. Instead of worry - pray, sing praises because light and darkness can't dwell together. As you begin to invoke the spirit of God through praise and prayer, light and grace will manifest and darkness will naturally flee.
6. Since worry is an attack on your thought process - you can control what you think about.
Start now, start today!!! What do you focus your thoughts on...Phill 4; 8 - 9.
In summary, Phill 4; 6 - 7 is the golden passage for you. Do not worry about anything; be careful for nothing. Don't entertain worry but in everything....
Father, having exposed the manipulation of worry to your children, and your word say we shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free... In Jesus mighty name, I rebuke every operations of the spirit of worry; I disable, I destroy, I conquer and consume them by the fire of the Holy Ghost. Let God's people be FREE NOW in Jesus mighty Name, Amen.
Shalom and Blessings!!!
From the Desk of
Pastor in the House
Monday 17 December 2012
Beloved, Welcome to another beautiful day. Beautiful day it is despite whatever you may be going through that may not be up to your expectation. Beautiful day it has to be for you as long as your God is on the throne. How do I know - He makes all things beautiful in His time. And all the Time belongs to our God. He created time and eternity. One more thing, God also knows how to make all things to work together for good and in your favour (Rom 8: 28). We are the one who see things as they unfold, your Father in heavens knows the end from the beginning. God knows and He's got you covered. So beloved, welcome to a beautiful day.
I will also like to commiserate with the Nation on the death of 2 prominent leaders in an helicopter crash over the weekend. Painful, shocking and avoidable are some expressions in the news. The Lord will comfort the families and all of us. My only word is nothing is hidden before our God. We pray God grant them eternal rest. Death is only a vehicle of transition to the next realm - the destination is much more important. Let's prepare for our time of transition as well.
John 1: 1 - 5 'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
Gen 1: 1 - 3, 31a 'In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, let there be light; and there was light. 31a - and God saw everything that he had made and behold, it was very good.
Acts 15: 18 'Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
Psalm 139: 12 - 16 'Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. For thou hast possessed my reins; thou hast covered my soul in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance yet being unperfect and in the book, all my members were written, which is continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
From the above scriptures, I will like to highlight five (5)points;
1. You are a definite and unique, carefully crafted (wrought) creature of God, not an accident or a contraption. God made you for a particular purpose - you are made FIT for purpose. It's important therefore that you do not allow anyone, anything or any situation to diminish your God given agenda.
2. Although the forces of darkness may rant and try to manipulate, alter or derail God's purpose for your life, you have an assurance that darkness can never comprehend the light. You are of your Father, the Father of Lights, therefore, all activities of darkness CANNOT and must not derail God's agenda for you (John 10; 10)
3. Has something be stolen in the past? You have lost some virtues? Some precious things? You have experienced some delays? Do you think you lost out on some opportunities? You have a God who is delighted in restoration. All your members (physical, spiritual, and all the things that belong to you - ALL) are ever before Him. All your members are in the manufacturer's (God) manual. All you need is to place a demand and order from the manufacturer's storehouse.
4. You are a fearful and wonderful creation of the Lion of the tribe of Judah. A Lion does not struggle to roar; the sun does not struggle to shine. You are made in the image of your Father in Heaven, therefore, you must shine. Even now, I command, Arise, Shine, Manifest and fulfil Destiny in Jesus mighty Name, Amen.
5. Darkness and light are both alike to your God. Those trying to turn your daylight to night are only wasting their time - Day or Night, nothing, nobody and no power can stop the glory of God to be risen upon you. The soldiers and the big rock could not stop Jesus. You are unstoppable.
Beloved, as it was in the beginning, you have no reason to worry. Now you have the understanding. Note that 'Understanding is key to re-possessing your possession'. Acts 15; 18.
I believe you have been armed this morning with enough armoury to place a demand upon the Heavens for definite restoration.
What are you waiting for? It's time to pray!!!
Pray Now so that you may not be preyed upon.
Shalom and Blessings!!!
From the Desk of
Pastor in the House
Friday 14 December 2012
2 Kings 6: 1 - 4 'And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, see now, the place where we dwell with you is too small for us. Please, let us go to the Jordan, and let every man take a beam from there and let us make there a place where we may dwell. So he answered Go. Then one said, please consent to go with your servants. And he answered, I will go.
Let me share with you what happened in the passage above.
1. The sons of the prophet had been enduring accommodation challenges. They probably had a meeting and decided to do something about it. Please stop enduring, its time to cry out for help.
2. It was clear to them that urgent action must be taken. Somebody must take some actions for there to be a change. They cannot afford to be sleeping and waking up in the same accommodation and expect to sleep soundly.
3. At the meeting, they actually agreed to seek for the prophet's assistance. Telling the prophet about their plan wasn't the real deal. The real deal was for Elisha to accompany them.
4. Thank God one of them finally took the bold step and pleaded - please consent to go with us. That was a crucial moment. And he said. I will go.
The first step to your turn around is a new vision, its your ability to see. We discussed this in detail yesterday. The Lord will open your eyes to see. David prayed open thou my eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of your word.
Beloved, however, it is not enough to see! You also need to know how to navigate the path to your breakthroughs.
When two angels appeared to Abraham casually at Mamre; something told him these are not casual visitors. (Gen 18). I pray for you - you will not miss your next encounter in Jesus Name, Amen. Abraham saw and took advantage of the encounter and got Isaac. A reader of this article is about to have an encounter that will terminate weeping and open the floodgate of laughters and rejoicing.
On the road to Emmaus, two (2) disciples encountered Jesus unknowingly and even had time to walk with him - similar to God walking with Adam and Even in the garden. However, in Luke 24: 28 - 35. They witnessed signs and wonders and I perceive you are about to witness same now. How?
Jesus indicated he would be continuing his journey alone but they constrained him to stay 'saying abide with us'. The miracle Himself was about to leave them without an encounter until they pleaded - abide with us. That was a crucial moment. Ah, the Lord did not pass them by, He will not pass you by again in Jesus Name.
Finally, let's look @ Lot and the Angel that delivered him from the destruction @ Sodom. Gen 19; 1 - 3. The angels who had come to destroy Sodom were prepared to sleep at the Open square but Lot pleaded and insisted until they came under his roof.
Beloved, have you been persisted enough on that issue of life? We might have missed some crucial moments in the past but this is another opportunity.
Lot insisted; Abraham prevailed: the disciples on the road to Emmas succeeded. The sons of the prophet got Elisha to travel with them. Jesus was personally invited to the wedding at Cana of Galilee.
What are you waiting for? Jesus came to give you a turn around. Its your crucial moment for signs and wonders.
Seize the moment.
Place a demand upon the Lord Now!!!
Shalom and Blessings!!!
From the Desk of
Pastor in the House
Thursday 13 December 2012
Welcome to a new day of insights, discernment and inspiration. I encourage you to ponder, meditate on these words for surely, as you meditate on these things, everything will cooperate to reveal and deliver God's very counsel for your life at this season of signs and wonders.
Someone once said, 'looking eyes are many; but seeing eyes are few.
The Father of all flesh strategically created two (2) eyes and located them - not on the thighs, sole of the feet, but on the head and in the front for the purpose of seeing. I often say it that 'if you can see it, then you can have it. The truth is whatever you haven't seen will never be attractive to you.
All through my search of the scriptures, I have come across various conversation between God and man; Angels/prophets and man and you will always read man being requested to 'See'. This season, you will see great things and you will possess great things in Jesus mighty Name, Amen.
Please come with me as we consider some of these scriptures together:
Gen 13; 14 - 15, 17 'And the Lord said unto Abram...Lift up now thine eyes (and see) and look from...For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it...17 Arise, walk through the land (which thou has seen)... Emphasis mine
Jer 1: 10 - 11, 12 'See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdom...Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then said the Lord unto me, Thou has well seen....
Gen 31: 10, 12 'And it came to pass, at the time that the cattle conceived that I lifted mine eyes, and saw in a dream...12 And he (the angel) said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see...
Job 31; 1 - Job said, I made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I think upon a maid.
Gen 13: 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan...and Lot choose him all the plain of Jordan.
Profound indeed are God's word. Do you know that what you see becomes you thoughts and what you think upon becomes expanded within your heart and what fills your heart becomes your action and your actions lead you to who you are and become ultimately. What you see today is a function of who you will be tomorrow. What do you see?
All the instances highlighted above first saw and then pursued it. I have several other stories to support this. The prodigal son came to himself and saw that something was amiss. Blind Bartimeaus even though he was blind saw within him Jesus and screamed. The lepers in Matt 8; 2 - 3 saw their healing first in the spirit and then pursue it physically?
What do you see?
To the sick, begin to see yourself healthy and well.
To the single, please see yourself walking down the aisle and in your state of marital bliss.
To the barren, see yourself fruitful and as parents of your own children.
To the poor, see yourself prosperous.
To the stagnant, see yourself on the race track making progress.
Beloved, in all your seeing be careful as well. Lot saw Sodom and destroyed his family lineage later at Sodom.
What do you see? My prayer is that we all shall see well.
Father, please grant us seeing eyes and help us to possess our possession. I reject and destroy the spirit of delay and procrastination. The yoke of spiritual blindness is broken permanently in Jesus mighty name.
See, Arise and Possess
Shalom and Blessings!!!
From the Desk of
Pastor in the House
Wednesday 12 December 2012
Welcome to another day that the Lord has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it. I know today's date 12/12/12 is unique. Interestingly, it's the last of the repeating dates that create a numerological uniqueness. The interesting thing being that the next unique date will be seen in another 90 years 01/01/01 (Jan 1, 2101). Notwithstanding the uniqueness of today's date, God is forever faithful to His word daily and today is not an exception for God's signs and wonders.
Today, we want to place emphasis on the Word, what we see, our utterances and expectations.
Jer 1: 12 'Then the Lord said to me, you have seen well, for I am ready to perform my word.
Prov 23: 7 'For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he....
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Dearly Beloved, blessed be the Lord God of the Heaven and the earth who has brought us into this wonderful season of signs and wonders. My prayer for you is that you will also testify in Jesus mighty Name, Amen.
As young believers during my A/Level days, we used to throw spiritual challenges similar to that of the biblical children of Issachar to ourselves; What time is it; we would ask one another. This was a typical question to compare notes as to what the mind of God was for the season. I'm excited to announce to you that 'It's time for signs and wonders' I'll plead with you to key into this heavenly agenda because signs and wonders are already happening and people are already testifying. You are next in line for a definite encounter.
In Matt 9;2 and Mark 2; 3 - 5, 11. We came across the story of a complete paralytic. 'And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was; and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, thy sins be forgiven thee. 11...I say unto thee, Arise, and take up the bed and go thy way into thine house. And immediately, he arose....
Monday 10 December 2012
Welcome to a new day and week full of possibilities for You. Some of the recent events I'm privy to reinforced within me that for you, anything is still possible before the end of the year - so, please don't give up.
Today's thought will be brief but I'm trusting the Lord that the impact will be massive because the spirit of Rhema - the inspired mind of God is brooding over you even now.
Come along with me in this short true life story.
Recall I shared recently of someone who was conspicuously missing on the day of his/her visitation in one of my recent write up. The fellow never showed up at that vigil; only God alone knows the consequences of his/her not showing up. Well, I have a similar story of what happened to someone - the difference however, being that she showed up and received the greatest surprise of the season.
Friday 7 December 2012
TGIF - is a common expression in most corporate offices amongst employees looking forward to another weekend to recuperate from a hard week's job. Amazingly, I'm not sure I have ever heard TGIS - Thank God its Sunday. Whichever way, thank God its prayer time this morning on this blog and I trust the Lord will stir up within you the spirit of intercession and prayer.
Thursday 6 December 2012
If behaviour don't change, we can't change result and we should not expect outcome to change....if you sow to the wind you will reap whirlwind - both are mutually exclusive.
Einstein was the one who defined insanity as doing the same thing the same way and expecting a different result....tufiaka (a local parlance for God forbid)
Yesterday, we looked at a profound question God blurted out when He couldn't locate Adam and Eve - it was simply a three letter word, incisive and penetrating it has been to me since yesterday - the question was 'Where art Thou'? Gen 3; 9.
Wednesday 5 December 2012
Thou art worthy oh Lord, to receive Glory, Honour and Power, for thou has created all things, all things for thy pleasure, they are and were created. (Rev 4:11)
You are choosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, to show forth the praises of Him, who has called us out of darkness into His marvellous light. (1 Pet 2: 9)
As we continue our count down to the winding up of Year 2012 and the entrance of a new one, this is also a good time to ask those pertinent questions about how we have fared in the course of the year. In Jos 13: 1b, God delivered a verdict on Joshua...and there remains very much land yet to be possessed. Joshua up to that time was a celebrated celebrity by men. He was seen as the conqueror and specialists in winning battles.
Tuesday 4 December 2012
Just like that, we are on the final lap and it appears the days are running with jet speed as December 2012 draws to a close. I really think you ve got every reason to be thankful. I do not want us to get to the cross over/watch night/Tarry nite or whatever nomenclature you might have christened the New Year's Eve before we commence our thanksgiving for God's faithfulness and mercy toward you, your household and all that are precious to you.
This is your Season of Thanksgiving
2 Cor 2: 14 Now thanks (be) unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every places.
Eph 5; 20 Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Psalm 100: 4 - 5 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto the Lord, and bless His Holy Name. For the Lord is good, His mercy is everlasting. And His truth endures to all generation.
Monday 3 December 2012
Great certainly is God's mercy toward you! The fact that you are reading this piece is a testimony to the fact that God has been gracious toward you and has brought you through eleven eventful months in year 2012. A songwriter put it this way 'through it all, I have learnt to depend upon His word' and God indeed has been faithful to you. My confidence is in this word - Phil 1: 6 that He who has brought you this far, will certainly complete that which He has started. You and yours will see the New Year and will enjoy the fullness of His Grace in this month of compensation, restoration and satisfaction. Welcome to December to Remember.