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Who said your case is over and finished? It cannot be over until God is done with you or YOU say it is over. The problem is that many people give up when God is still at work with them. Beauty and glory will not be seen on you if you quit before God is finished with you. This post emphasizes the essence of Easter-the finished work of Christ
So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit – John 19:30 (NKJV)
And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death – Revelations 1:17-18 (NKJV)
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ – Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)
If you are short of glory and beauty in your life, then God is not done with you. The doctors, society, family and friends may call your case a closed one, but if God says it is not over yet and you dare to believe Him, I tell you, you are the next to share a testimony.
Easter celebration is the time to remember and celebrate the finished work of Christ on the cross: His victory over the enemy. He is risen, alive forevermore and has the keys of hell and death to set free anyone who believes in Him. He says, you should not be afraid of that challenge because He was before it and will still be after the challenge is no more.
On the cross, Jesus declared, “it is finished!” It is finished with that challenge! Therefore, until that declaration is fulfilled in your life, God is not done with you yet. The good news is that the resurrection power of Christ is available to have it fulfilled in your life. So, tap into it and receive your beauty and glory. (more…)
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How do you treat God and how do you want God to treat you? People desire God to solve all their problems for them and make them very comfortable, but they forget that God also desires certain things from us too. Until you meet God’s requirements you will only enjoy occasional drops of mercies. This post emphasizes the need to treat God well in order to have Him treat you well.
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” – James 4:8 (NKJV)
But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven – Matthew 10:33 (NKJV)
O! How we want God to make us rich, heal our bodies and do many other things for us but we neglect or forget what God also wants from us. God has certain needs too that need to be met and anyone who consistently meets these needs will certainly provoke God’s blessings and interventions consistently.
How you treat God is how He will treat you. God says that you should draw near to him and only then will He draw near to you. You have to take a step towards God to get God to take a step towards you. The good news is that God’s steps are much wider than yours. So, when you take a step towards God, He takes a bigger one towards you.
Also, in another vein, when you deny God before people, Christ will also deny you before God. And if Jesus denies you before God who will now intercede for you before God, because Christ is the one who intercedes for the saints in heaven (Romans 8:34)?
God has no problem at all blessing you. In fact, He desires to pour out blessings upon you – Malachi 3:10. God wishes above all things that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers – 3 John 2. He knows that you have needs and He is more than ready to meet those needs when you meet the requirements – Matthew 6:33.
When you take God seriously, He will take you seriously but if you take Him for granted, you will not see good from Him. When you accord the Lord the respect and honour due to Him, He will also cause respect and honour to come to you. When you exalt Him, He will in turn exalt you before men.
You may ask why God won’t take the first step and give you your heart desire before you take your own step towards him? The truth is that God has already taken a giant step towards us by giving His only son Jesus (John 3:16) to die the most shameful death on the cross for our sins. When Jesus died on the cross, He said, “It is finished!” – John 19:30 (more…)
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What do you see beyond your now? The world is full of goodies and bad stuffs, what do you see coming to you? You are a product of what you see and you are also limited by how far you see. How well you see today determines your story tomorrow. This post stresses the importance of maximizing your vision.
Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what see you? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then said the Lord to me, You have well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it – Jeremiah 1:11-12 (KJV)
And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are-northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever – Genesis 13:14-15 (NKJV)
How well do you see? When Jeremiah saw well, God said He was going to hasten His word to perform what Jeremiah saw. Also God told Abraham to look up and see, for whatever he saw God was going to give it to him and his descendants forever. Certainly, he didn’t see what his descendants inherited with his physical eyes which are grossly limited. He saw the vast inheritance with his eyes of faith.
What you see is what God hastens to give you. What does that tell you? God is only limited by what you see. God is the Almighty God, what he says He will do. There is nothing impossible with Him (Luke 1:37), only the level to which our eyes of faith can carry us limits Him.
God is a big God and expects His children to think big! Yes, you have to start small but your vision should go beyond that starting point. Your vision determines how big you become in life. See good days through the eyes of the word of God and you will get there.
God grants you the desires of your heart (psalm 34:7) and you are what you think (Proverbs 23:7). If you desire small so will you get and if you think big so will you become. We don’t glorify God when we are behind in the things of life as children of God. He has given us all things that pertain to life (2 Peter 1:3) and richly gives us all things to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17). All he wants is that we should not put our trust in anything else but Him.
Now, you may say, you have believed God for a big thing for a long time now and you are yet to see it come to pass. I encourage you not to give up. As long as you have a right standing with God, it must surely come to pass. God can never fail! Joseph had a dream that he was going to be a big person, to the point that his family would bow to him. (more…)
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Is it difficult to put a smile on a face? A smiling face is good for the health, relationships and success. However, sometimes it takes you for another person to have a smile on his face. Everyone needs support at one time or another to have peace, joy and success in life. This post talks about the grace to put smiles on faces.
So God has appointed some in the church [for His own use]: first apostles (special messengers); second prophets (inspired preachers and expounders); third teachers; then wonder-workers; then those with ability to heal the sick; helpers; administrators; [speakers in] different (unknown) tongues – 1 Corinthians 12:28 (AMP, emphasis mine)
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need – Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV, emphasis mine)
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you – John 14:26 (NKJV)
Let me start by asking this question, “Have you put a smile on someone’s face today?”
Many times, all that people need for their day to be great and successful is for someone to put a smile on their face. Sometimes, you need to go out of your way to make another person smile. A smile takes a lot of weight off people’s shoulders. It can go beyond the face to the heart, to do a thorough cleaning leaving the recipient more relaxed and hopeful than before.
If you don’t know what assignment God has for you on earth, you can start off with the ministry of helps. Actually, no matter your calling from God, everyone needs to practice the ministry of helps as a lifestyle. Go beyond the church setting and reach out to people on daily basis.
When you put a smile on a face, you are preaching the gospel of Christ, the gospel of love: you are manifesting the very nature of God. When Jesus was on earth He went about doing good (Acts 10:38), putting smiles on faces and He expects us to do likewise.
Therefore, as often as is possible, look around, see who needs your help and render it. It may be a helping hand, word of encouragement, rebuke in love, correction or financial help. It may also be a listening ear or a comforting shoulder to lean on.
In the story of Jesus in Cana of Galilee (John 2:1-11); He didn’t just turn water into wine, He manifested the grace to help. A couple ran out of wine at their wedding and embarrassment, shame and failure were looming around. Mary, the mother of Jesus saw them and ran to Jesus for help. Jesus, though He said His time had not come, out of love helped out, and the shame and failure that the enemy prepared for the couple were replaced with honour and success. Imagine how broad the bridegroom’s smile must have been! (more…)
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What is an idol to you? Can you clearly demarcate your passion and love for things or people and the worship of them? Sometimes, things that you adore, love to have or do, if care is not taken, can become gods to you. And gods crave to be worshiped and that, Man of God is idolatry! This post aims at exposing any idol in your life.
For you shall worship no other god; for the Lord, Whose name is Jealous, is a jealous (impassioned) God, (Exodus 34:14 AMP)
No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand by and be devoted to the one and despise and be against the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (deceitful riches, money, possessions, or whatever is trusted in). (Matthew 6:24 AMP)
God is a jealous God and cannot share His worship or glory with another. And you cannot serve God and mammon at the same time; for either you hate mammon and love God or you hate God and love mammon.
An idol is any material that is an object of worship, or any person or thing that is excessively and blindly adored. Also, it can be an idea or activity that consumes your whole being, time, energy and resources. In a summary, an idol is anything that takes the place of God in your life.
Therefore, idolatry is beyond the worship of images. It can be your work, spouse, children, that perfect idea and/or your material possessions. It is whatever that determines your level of joy and peace per time, other than God.
Now, the question is, “do you have any mammon or idol in your life?”
Idolatry sometime, is very subtle: difficult to detect or be grasped by the mind. It may initially start off as an innocent passion and subtly progress into worship. Interestingly, outwardly, it may be considered as an okay thing or a perfect service unto God but to God it is idolatry. Man of God beware! (more…)