Thursday, October 22, 2020

WHO IS YOUR TIMEKEEPER ANYWAY?

I woke up this morning with a powerful observation and which pushed me to ask the question I used as the title “WHO’S YOUR TIMEKEEPER ANYWAY? To start with, there’s this okra plant in our garden which I can say, has been there for several months and wasn’t making any remarkable progress for a very long time. One time, we almost cut t down and use the space for something else but whatever stopped us remains a mystery. Take note that our conclusion was only based on what we see not what is (it’s a specie and that’s its nature). All of a sudden, this okra plant became very productive almost overnight with an exceptional harvest. Just today we harvested about half a bucket, like seriously. Why am I sharing this with you? So you know Father God alone is your timekeeper. Has it ever occurred to you that you’re so unique that everything about your life is unique to you, your family, friends and even your experiences? No wonder it’s written in Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven”. We’ve never seem to notice that plants never miss their season to bloom unless we alter the course, how does that happen? Father God alone is our timekeeper.

Ephesians 1:10 (KJV) “That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth; even in him;” There was even a time when the Father sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to redeem mankind from sin and more. You may not be where you wanted to be but you’re not where you used to be. Many things about your life may not be gong as you had anticipated, do not lose hope for God is faithful and He’s true, he’ll never fail you. You may have your dream job right now, or you may not be marred yet though you’re of marriageable age, you may not have children of your own yet or you may feel stuck somewhere. You may even think your life is regressing instead of advancing, brace yourself for God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ is your only timekeeper. Do not pressure yourself because everyone is making progress except you, just play by your own clock, one set to your personal time zone. Ecclesiastes 3:11 Amplified version “He has made everything beautiful in His time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end”. God is never late, He’s always on time and in His plan you’re perfectly where he wants you to be. Rejoice you’ll never fail because you’ll n the One who is above all and through all. You’re a masterpiece, unprecedented specie.  

 

You’re blessed beyond measure in Christ!


 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

JUST VICTORIES AND MORE VICTORIES

On the 31st of August on my way home I was meditating while in the taxi on how far we’ve come despite everything that has happened.  Asked myself this question; “what are my expectations in this last trimester of the year?” The Holy Spirit ministered from within me “just victories and more victories” Haha. I was filled with joy and when I got home, I danced and kept on declaring to myself. Now to share with you because this message is for the church of Jesus Christ, we’re rejoicing for the Lord has been absolutely good to us. He has preserved us, kept us safe in His love and secure in Him. He has kept us from failing and now He’s leading us into a new season of “victories and more victories”. The Father and God of our Lord Jesus Christ has designed just victories and more victories for us. He has gone ahead of us this month and for every ‘no’ we have ever received we receive a greater ‘yes’. We declare that we only have opportunities and more opportunities, we’re moving forward in all that the Father has designed. We’re moving in leaps and bounds; that which we thought impossible the Father has made it possible and accessible. We declare continuous victories in all our endeavors. Everything we touch is blessed and bears endless fruits. Favor surrounds us like a shield; we bear fruits at all times- in and out of season. We go out and come back with our baskets filled with everything good. We’re blessed in the city and blessed in the country, blessed in our jobs and blessed in all our business ventures. Our hands are diligent and our enterprises increase in profit; our potentials, abilities and talents only bring wealth. The Lord has opened unto us the rich treasury of Heaven and His bounteous gifts are poured upon us in this season of the year 2020. The Lord has established us as the head, to be on top and never underneath, always rising and never falling, moving ever higher but never low, for here unto we are called to inherit the blessing.

We’re victorious in Christ Jesus!!!



Monday, August 17, 2020

‘TODAY’S THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE WE’RE GLAD AND WE REJOICE


 

Today is the day the Lord has made, we’ll be glad and rejoice in it. Today’s the day filled with His grace, we’ll dance and shout for joy. The Father has preserved and kept us safe and secure from harm. He has kept us from failing and has avoided calamity in our lives. Today we celebrate the goodness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, His grace that has totally redeemed us from sin and its consequences. We’re no longer in bondage and servitude to anything that is not consistent with our identity in Christ. Today we go out and come back with everything good; we’re blessed in the city and blessed in the country. We’re fruitful and productive in every endeavor because today the Lord has gone ahead of us and He has made every crooked path straight. Favor surrounds us like a shield and everything we do, we deliver outstanding results. Results have become a constant thing in our lives and all that we’ll accomplish will be effortless. Great doors of opportunity have been opened before us and everywhere we go we receive preferential treatment.

Today we’re fearfully and wonderfully made perfectly in the image of God our Father. We’re God’s masterpieces and as He is so are we in this world. Jesus Christ is our wisdom, our sanctification and our righteousness. We’re His royal priesthood, a holy nation, His chosen generation. Today we’re the total expression of God’s infinite wisdom and divine design walking in His purpose for us. Today the Holy Spirit leads us in the center of God’s will for us in our relationships, job and all that constitutes us. We receive your mercy today, Father, whatever is diminished n our lives; replenish every need we have. We live with God as our source; he takes full responsibility of everything that concerns us. Today we place our confidence in your love for us knowing that Your thoughts for us are thoughts of peace and not of evil. We’re made completely whole in Christ, we forbid any sickness, infirmity or disease from coming upon this body. We’ll live and not die to declare the wondrous works of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. We declare today that we acknowledge and confess that Jesus Christ is of God, He is the Lord whom we serve and that our inheritance is of Him. Today, we’re blessed with all blessings in Christ.

We’re blessed beyond measure!




Sunday, July 12, 2020

GRANDEUR IS OUR BIRTHRIGHT

I got this phrase from a book I’ve been reading lately and I thought I should I share what came to my mind. Before I proceed, I’ll like to apologize for my long absence from the blog, I’ve have laptop issues lately which hindered me greatly from sharing some things I wrote with you. I trust God; I’ll get a suitable solution to this problem eventually. I also trust God by His mercy and Grace you’re all doing well and staying safe in a time like this. I exhort you to stay in prayer for all men, our families, friends and more declaring these words daily “Because we have the Son- Jesus Christ we have life. We’ll live and not die to declare the wondrous works of Jesus Christ” The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is for us, no one or nothing can be against us (Romans 8:31). Back to our blog post for today “grandeur is our birthright” I pray the Lord gives you an understanding of His grandeur which now your birthright.

To begin with, we’re born of God in the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We’re born from above, we originate in God and we’re now partakers of his Divine Life (1 Corinthians 6:17). We don’t need to feel inferior about ourselves in the first place. We have God’s DNA, which identifies us as His children- His very own children. As He is a great creator, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17) His Divine ideas for this world can only take effect in this world through us. There are many ideas we get that can benefit mankind in so many ways, we shouldn’t hold and think we ‘can’t do it’; we should boldly step forward and reveal Christ to the world through the Divine idea.

We’re seated with Christ in the Heavenly realms far above principalities and powers. To be seated is to be in a position of rest, thus we’re at rest in the Unlimited One. Never forget that great things are born from a place of rest and so being conscious of our rest in Christ, we can freely allow ourselves to be used by Father God for the good of mankind. We’re still dealing with the pandemic and it’s my prayer a solution is found that can completely stop the situation. You may not be a medical personnel or something but believe me when I say God can use you to bring a lasting solution to what is happening. Seeing yourself as one eligible to bring a solution is a good place to start. No matter how small you start, ‘grandeur is your birthright’ thus, you’re destined for greatness.

We’re filled with the fullness of God Himself (Colossians 1:9-10), Christ dwells in us with His fullness- all His creative abilities are at work in us. No wonder the Apostle said in Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. Yes, we can do things that will make our world a better place because our strength and wisdom is in Christ. Proverbs 10:11 “The mouth of the righteous is a well of life”, speak forth what Christ believes about you. Jesus Christ who is our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30) has filled us with Himself giving us the power to declare words of power and life. We’re co-heirs with Him and have His boundless creative abilities. Jesus Christ calls us, limitless, free, whole and complete and that is what we are. Impossible has no place in your life and mine.

Brethren in Christ, I may not have succeeded to share with you the exact things I had in mind but believe me when I say ‘grandeur is our birthright’ by virtue of our origin in Christ Jesus. We’re beyond limits in every aspect of life. We’re the solution the world is looking for; we’re here to reveal the unlimited loving God to the world. We’re not limited by time or space because His masterpieces. No matter what may be going on around us, we’re confident of His love for mankind. We trust that preserves us from calamity and no matter what we may face even in bringing our Divine ideas together to bring forth something beautiful, He is with us and as us. Because Jesus Christ is our guarantee, we’ll not fail and we’ll continue to aim high in all we do. We’re destined for greatness and we’ll bring it into our world. The Father can do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think by His power at work in us.

Benediction to us all!

“The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord lift His countenance upon you. And give you peace, the Lord makes His face to shine upon you. And be gracious unto you”. He'll never leave nor forsake us. Amen!

 


Sunday, May 10, 2020

CELEBRATING ALL OUR MOTHERS

 

Today is Mother’s day and with everything happening all over the world, there may be mothers who may not receive a card or a text from their children.  I’ve come to understand especially from where I was raised that, a child doesn’t have just one mother in their lifetime. There are many other women we’ve come across that have played motherly roles in our lives. It may have been very brief or lengthy but that motherly aspect wasn’t absent during the encounter. These women came in the form of baby sitters, Pastor’s wife, teachers at school, colleagues at work, grandmother, aunts, sisters and sometimes strangers. When a woman babysits, she does everything to give the baby the feeling that it’s mother is not away. She gives the baby her bath, feeds the baby, changes their diaper and pampers them to sleep. Sometimes our female teachers are quick to know when we are not ok. They talk to us privately or send us to the school counselor. Sometimes we receive advice from a friend or colleague that truly gives the feeling you’re with your mother. Some men can testify that there are times when their wives sound more like their mothers than their wives. We have aunts who call from time to time, they send us food from the village especially those delicacies we miss while we’re in the city. There are some of us whose only motherly care came from their grandmothers for many reasons. I remember one time when I was travelling, I sat beside a middle-aged woman who took perfect care of me as if I was her daughter. She bought food for me and when I felt nauseous, she gave me something to help with the nausea. When I finally threw up, she held my hand and rubbed my back and when I was done, she gave me clean water to drink. She gave me full permission to rest on her thighs if I felt like resting. Honestly, I can’t say enough how motherly that felt in that car.

Dear brethren in Christ, we have mothers almost everywhere and it’s not based on age or size but the heart with which they serve us. As we celebrate mother’s day, do not only celebrate your birth mother or the mother that raised you, celebrate every lady who has ever been there for you like your mother would. Their tender love and care can never be under estimated, their concern for your wellbeing and their time deserves a word of thanks. As for me, I want to thank my birth mother, my aunts, sisters, friends, colleagues and even the strangers, who have served as a blessing in my life. Cared for me like I was your own, supported me in my endeavors, corrected me when I went wrong and celebrated my happy days as well. Some of you accepted me into your homes, treated me as your daughter, fed me with delicious meals and laughed at my corny jokes. I can never pay you back for everything because it absolutely priceless, but I know your labor of love will not go in vain. The Father and God of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ preserve you and reward you bountifully. I LOVE YOU

Saturday, April 25, 2020

SOCIAL DISTANCING DOESN’T MEAN NOT CARING


Lately, I’ve been thinking about the global pandemic and it came to mind that though most of the world’s attention is focused on the novel corona virus/COVID-19, there are other issues that people are dealing with on a daily basis. While some are battling with health issues not COVID-19 related, others are dealing with finances, domestic violence and even more. The fear of the unknown and uncertainty has gripped so many people and believe me when I say, it’s serious. And though we are required to keep our distance from so many people for health and safety reasons, it doesn’t mean we should stop caring about them. A phone call, video call or a text message can save someone’s life; especially someone who is struggling with depression, fear, anxiety and even suicide. People we may know are faced with worse issues than the corona virus and since we haven’t checked on them, we can’t know they are facing such issues. The news has been insisting on the fact that domestic violence and abuse has increased since the lockdown started, you can imagine what some people are facing. We have friends, neighbors, colleagues and acquaintances that we can check on. Sometimes we conclude they are doing fine and we go about our lives forgetting that, that may not be the case. If you have a pregnant friend who has read some of the stories I’ve come across online in this season, know she’ll be terrified. And the statistics of medical personnel that have passed on during this season is quite serious and a little scary. Many aged people are terrified about what may happen to them given that they’re known to be most vulnerable. Some parts of the world are faced with war and political issues where people are being killed on a daily basis. This is just to open our eyes a little to see that people we know or who live near us whether close or far need our encouragement; let’s be there one for another.

Another thing we shouldn’t forget to do for the people we know is to pray for them. It may be hard to pray sometimes not only because the distractions have doubled but also because we may not have the discipline during this period to pray. It’s possible! 1 Timothy 2:1-3 KJV “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.” Our Father is pleased when we pray for others and even for those in authority; occupying positions that make decisions that can benefit us. We can take out time to pray for the World Health Organization (WHO) in a time like this, they need the wisdom of God in decisions they will make for the good of the whole world. We need to pray for presidents of nations in a time like this because they need wisdom to assure their people of their safety. We need to pray for doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians who are putting in all their efforts to bring forth a suitable treatment to this virus. We need to pray for their safety in the hospitals and more, some have left their families back home to do everything they can to help others. We need to pray for them to receive strength to keep up the good work for mankind. We need to stay at home, yes, be safe, yes and give thanks to God for those in the frontlines.  While at home pray for wisdom and understanding from God, because you may receive a divine idea that can produce a perfect solution for the whole world. God is faithful and don’t forget he can use anyone to provide a solution to any problem. God doesn’t call the qualified but qualifies the called as it’s commonly said.

Brethren in Christ, we are one body (Ephesians 4:4-6) the pain of one is the pain of all. The love of God has been shed in our hearts and it’s for a time as this that we make people see Christ in us. You can choose to blow kisses to neighbors, call and video chat with friends and family members who live far from you. Pray with them as well and remind them of your love for them. The fear of the unknown can only be resolved by the consciousness of Christ’s love for mankind. Jesus has gone ahead of us in His resurrection and has made every crooked path straight. He has made all things to work for our good and He has made us more than conquerors.  Philippians 4:23 AMP “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

You are blessed in Christ!!!


Friday, April 17, 2020

THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE

 

I’ve had 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 in my mind for a period of time now and I’d love to exhort you on what the Spirit of God ministered to my inner man about these verses. We’re faced globally with a pandemic and it’s good we put up a good fight (1 Timothy 1:18, 6:12). 2 Corinthians 4:5KJV “(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” When I read these verses, I came to understand through meditation that there are many weapons of our warfare. And they are not from our five senses or outward performances but from within. You can bear with me that 95% of our challenges do not require fist fights but mostly wisdom. With Christ as our only Wisdom, victory is assured and we’ll thus pull down strong holds; traditions and mindsets which held us bound and distracted us from receiving the love of God. When I read the part “casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God”, the eyes of my understanding were opened to the fact that a lot about thoughts contribute to our perception of God. If you what you believe about God is that He is far from you, you’ll have a faulty view of His love and you’ll always feel lonely. God is love and His love is unconditional, and we need to fill our minds with the consciousness of how much Father God loves us (John 3:16) and His sacrifice for us and as us on the cross. Romans 10:10KJV “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”. Amen!

When you live conscious of the love of God, you’re able to make confessions with your mouth. Therefore one the weapons of our warfare is believing that Jesus Christ is Lord of all and confessing His Lordship in your life (Hebrews 3:1).’ The Word ‘confession’ is translated from the Greek term ‘ Homologeo’ and it means” to thoughtfully agree and demonstrate consent through speech”, “to speak exactly the same as regards the content of truth believed” The Apostle Paul presents the  Apostleship and High Priesthood of Jesus as providing us with direct access to God, by presiding over the confession of our faith. This means that, as a believer, you have to the right to benefit of all that Christ has procured and secured through His finished work, by coming into agreement with what Christ Jesus has already “Confessed” concerning you. Jesus Christ is our Greater High Priest and has declared over us what He knows to be true of Himself. He has proclaimed a truth which He has wholeheartedly accepted concerning us. This is the true meaning of “Confession”. You are already blessed with all blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 1:3), You have passed the level of conquering and have been introduced into the realm of reigning (Romans 8:37). You have been accepted in the Beloved (Ephesians 1:6).” Dr. Shawn Smith. Most battles start in the mind and so when these thoughts come, to bring them to the obedience of Christ within, we should confess aloud what Christ is persuaded of us. Just to mention, other weapons of warfare include joy and thanksgiving.

Confession of Faith

Father of Lights, Giver of every good and perfect gift, I join my voice in agreement to every declaration revealed in the New Testament concerning me in Christ Jesus. I rejoice to know that you have revealed in Your word that You will never be angry with me because of the finished work of Jesus Christ and I receive wholeheartedly Your unconditional love for me. I receive the full effects of your salvation in my spirit, soul and body, to be saved, made whole and preserved. I subject my faculties to you releasing all thoughts of fear of the unknown and bring it to the obedience of Christ. I walk in your peace and your unconditional love for me.