24. October 2016 · Comments Off on WHAT KIND OF VESSEL DO YOU WANT TO BE?‏ · Categories: Anointing, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Spiritual Growth, Suffering, Supernatural

Now in a great house there are not only vessels and objects of gold and silver, but also vessels and objects of wood and of earthenware, and some are for honorable (noble, good) use and some for dishonorable (ignoble, common). Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things [which are dishonorable—disobedient, sinful], he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified [set apart for a special purpose and], useful to the Master, prepared for every good work (2 Timothy 2:20-22 AMP).

Beloved, I was listening to someone say that many want to be like all the great personalities we hear about all over the world or we see on TV. In the church world, we want to be like that Bishop, Pastor, Prophet or Apostle who is so gifted and anointed. However, we shouldn’t be seen chasing after personality. Rather, we should humble ourselves before God and ask Him to tell us what it was about their character that made Him raise them to their position.

The Bible gives us great examples. We know about David who was a great worshiper and a man after God’s own heart. We are also told that… David shepherded them with the HONOR AND INTEGRITY OF HIS HEART; he led them in wisdom with strong and skillful hands (Psalm 78:72 Voice)

Moses was another great man of God but he is known for his humility… For his part, Moses was a uniquely humble fellow, more humble than anyone in the entire world (Numbers 12:3 Voice).

Beloved, even Jesus… Though He was in the form of God, He chose not to cling to equality with God; But He poured Himself out to fill a vessel brand new; a servant in form and a man indeed. The very likeness of humanity, He humbled Himself, obedient to death— a merciless death on the cross! So God raised Him up to the highest place and gave Him the name above all (Philippians 2:6-9 Voice)

Beloved, we are to seek after the character that made God raise them up. And then when you think of the process they had to go through. Our feature text talks about the different vessels in a great house. There are vessels of gold and silver and when you think of the process that gold and silver has to go through to get them to a state where they can be used for God’s special purpose, you would think again. They have to be refined by fire.

Beloved, there’s always a price to pay. There are things you have to let go off. You must separate yourself from anything that’s dishonorable in the sight of God and men. You must be put through the test.

For You have put us to the test, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined. You trapped us with a snare; You have laid upon our backs a heavy burden. You allowed us to be conquered and let our enemies run over us. We journeyed through dangers, through fire and flood, BUT YOU LED US FINALLY TO A SAFE PLACE, A LAND RICH AND ABUNDANT (Psalm 66:10-12 Voice).

What kind of vessel do you want to be?

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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08. July 2016 · Comments Off on PEACE IS A KEY OF THE KINGDOM PT1 · Categories: God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Joy, Peace, Relationship, Rest, Spiritual Growth, Supernatural

Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it. And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven… (Matthew 16:18-19 NLT)

Beloved, this is one scripture I hold close to my heart because it’s one of my personal prophecies and when the Lord says I will give you keys, while you are expecting to just open your hands to receive, His plan is to actually walk you through some things that would grant you assess to the realm of the Kingdom of Heaven.

When we read Scriptures like this we expect something major, but the more I meditate on it, I am getting the revelation that one of the keys of the kingdom is simply peace.

In 2011, at the peak of going through some major trials, the Lord asked me to be still. “Be still?” Now, these are not the words you want to hear when all hell is breaking loose. I really fought God on this one but He insisted I should be still and I remember waking up from sleep one morning to find that I was reciting these words that Jesus spoke… “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27 NIV)

Beloved, it took me a while but I finally took hold of this key and it prepared me for future storms.

In our feature text, the Lord told Peter I will give you the keys to the kingdom and like me, when Peter along with the other disciples first experienced a storm with Jesus, Jesus… was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “PEACE, BE STILL!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm (Mark 4:38-39 NKJV).

“PEACE, BE STILL!” How can PEACE calm down a storm? Peter probably couldn’t comprehend how this was possible but after walking with Jesus for a while, he mastered this key and later on, in the midst of his own personal storm, locked in prison and to be assassinated the next day, like Jesus, Peter was found fast asleep till an angel of the Lord came to His rescue… They passed the first and second guard posts and came to the iron gate leading to the city, and this opened for them all by itself. So they passed through… (Acts 12:10 NLT).

Peter received the key of peace and it opened the door to the iron gate that locked him up; gates of hell that could not prevail

Beloved, the kingdom of God is… righteousness and PEACE and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17 NKJV) so I urge you to MASTER THE ACT OF PEACE and… do all that you can to live in peace with everyone (Romans 12:18 NLT).

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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23. February 2016 · Comments Off on HE WANTS TO‏ AND HE CARES · Categories: Faith, God's Plan, Healing, Jesus Christ, Supernatural, Trusting God

A leper walked right up to Jesus, dropped to his knees, and begged Him for help.  If You want to, You can make me clean. Jesus was powerfully moved. He reached out and actually touched the leper. “I DO WANT TO. Be clean” (Mark 1:40-41 Voice)

Beloved, as I read this, I felt the pain in Jesus’ heart; “why would you think I don’t want to put an end to that situation?”

Unfortunately, many have settled for the ‘If You want to’ mentality because after you’ve been treated in certain ways; pushed aside and treated like an outcast by people, it’s easy to think that their interpretations and actions ‎toward your situation reflects the heart of Jesus but that’s not true. He wants to and you don’t have to tick certain boxes to qualify you for it so you must break that mind-set.

Closely linked to this is thinking Jesus doesn’t care about your situation. We see this in the disciple’s reaction to their storm… As they sailed, a storm formed. The winds whipped up huge waves that broke over the bow, filling the boat with so much water that even the experienced sailors among them were sure they were going to sink. Jesus was back in the stern of the boat, sound asleep on a cushion, when the disciples shook Him awake (shouting over the storm), Master, don’t You care that we’re going to die? (Mark 4:37-38 VOICE)

Beloved, at times, doesn’t it feel like Jesus has gone to sleep on you? Don’t you just want to shout at Him saying… “Jesus are You sleeping again?” LOL.

Just yesterday, a friend was telling me that if only He can just speak to me and say “daughter, you’ve erred, then at least I know where to start from but He won’t say anything”. Isn’t it frustrating when we go through those moments when it seems like Jesus is nowhere to be found?

The disciples shouted at Jesus and so… He got up, shouted words into the wind, and commanded the waves. “That’s enough! Be still!” And immediately the wind died down to nothing, the waves stopped (Mark 4:39 VOICE).

Jesus must have felt, “hey, don’t shout at Me, shout at the wind and then He said… How can you be so afraid? AFTER ALL YOU’VE SEEN, WHERE IS YOUR FAITH?  (Mark 4:40 VOICE)

AFTER ALL YOU’VE SEEN… Beloved… Indeed, He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will he not also, along with Him, freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32 NET Bible) Why would you think He doesn’t care?

Jesus then asked “WHERE IS YOUR FAITH?” and I told this friend that a time is coming when the world’s systems that’s we are so dependent on will fail us and we would have no choice but to believe God for many supernatural things so He’s actually using our situations to develop our faith.

So, beloved, don’t let the enemy deceive you. You must believe that… HE WANTS TO‏ AND HE CARES.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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03. February 2016 · Comments Off on YOU ARE MY GOD… THE KEY THAT OPENS THE DOOR‏ · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Supernatural, Wisdom

Simon… your knowledge is a mark of blessing. For you didn’t learn this truth from your friends or from teachers or from sages you’ve met on the way. You learned it from My Father in heaven. This is why I have called you Peter (rock): for on this rock I will build My church. The church will reign triumphant even at the gates of hell. Peter, I give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven… (Matthew 16:17-19 VOICE).

Continued from yesterday… YOU ARE THE KEY THAT OPENS THE DOOR…‏

In our feature text, Jesus is talking about the power of PERSONAL revelation which grants access to the kingdom and I can just see a situation where you won’t have to stand in front of a door trying to figure out which key opens the door.

I’m sure you’ve experienced ‎going through several keys in a bunch to find which one actually opens the door. Some won’t fit in the keyhole but isn’t it annoying when a key fits but still doesn’t open the door? My mum is known to always point out the two keys that opens her front door and at times, it takes the owner alone to show you the right key that opens the door. That’s exactly what the Lord wants to give to you – the right keys to the kingdom; divine revelation that open doors to put an end to struggles in many areas of your life and this would only come by blocking out all other voices and spending time at His feet.

Beloved, I must add that discerning the right door that Jesus is opening for you is also vital because if you have the right keys but try to use it on the wrong door, no matter your effort, it won’t open for you.

A Lady once shared of when she tried to open her car using her remote keys. She kept pointing to the car but it won’t open until she came close only to realise that though it looked exactly like her car, it wasn’t her car. Her car was parked close by. Same make, same colour but it wasn’t her car, hence her keys couldn’t open it. She said immediately the Lord began to speak “daughter, the keys in your hands would only open the doors that I’ve set before you. It wouldn’t open doors set for another person”.

Hmmm… many of us are frustrated because our eyes are set on the wrong door; perhaps somebody else’s door and despite our attempts to open it, we just can’t. No, it’s not the devil. You just have right keys but wrong door – wrong job, career, business deal, ministry, partner etc.

Beloved, we are now in a state where people are confused; so much knowledge but no revelation. However, the Lord is saying, for anyone who spends time at My feet, … I will grant him the key… and no one can shut what he opens; no one can open what he shuts (Isaiah 22:22 VOICE).‏

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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01. January 2016 · Comments Off on DON’T SETTLE FOR AN ALTERNATIVE BLESSING · Categories: Blessing, Choices, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Rest, Supernatural, Trusting God

The blessing of the Lord brings [true] riches, and He adds no sorrow to it [for it comes as a blessing from God] (Proverbs 10:22 AMP).

Happy New Year to you beloved one. This is a year that the Lord is going to pour out His blessings on you like you’ve never seen before. It’s a year where the Lord will reward those that have diligently sought after Him (Hebrews 11:6).

However, there’s a ‘God’ kind of blessing that makes one truly rich and there’s a ‘man’ kind of blessing that man comes up with to fix problems just because we are desperate. This is the Isaac versus Ismael kind of blessing – human solution rather than God solution and the Lord has been showing me that the reason why we don’t always get the fullness of what He has for us is because our flesh can’t always handle the process, which at times can be like a Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-42) kind of process but except a seed falls down and dies, it remains a single seed (John 12:24).

The Lord’s kind of blessing is dependent on what you are willing to let go of in the flesh ‎to allow Him bring to you by His spirit (Zechariah 4:6). This year, letting go of what’s flesh will allow you to receive what’s spirit – supernatural provision.

Beloved, be wise to ensure that what you get has God’s blessing on it. Bread in hand of Jesus was blessed and that’s why He was able to supernaturally multiply it (Matthew 14:18-21).

A few days ago, we were singing this well-known song that says… “Thanks… thanks… I give You thanks for all You have done… I am so blessed… my soul has found rest…”

Immediately, the servant of God took the microphone and started confirming what the Lord had been speaking to me about. You can be blessed but your soul has not found rest because that blessing comes with so much sorrow and toiling but… all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors… (Hebrews 4:10 NLT).

The Lord’s blessing brings wealth, and no sorrow [trouble] comes with it (Proverbs 10:22 EXB)… neither does toiling increase it (Proverbs 10:22 AMPC).

Beloved, it’s a leap year – a season of great grace and supernatural favour. Doors would supernaturally be opened for you. Don’t settle for an alternative blessing. Don’t be like the lame man by the beautiful gate who was about to settle for regular alms but… then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—WALKING, LEAPING, AND PRAISING GOD (Acts 3:6-8 NKJV).

The Lord’s kind of blessing you will receive this year will have you WALKING, LEAPING, AND PRAISING GOD.

God bless you
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01. January 2015 · Comments Off on LET GO AND LET GOD · Categories: God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Supernatural, Trusting God

… “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty (Zechariah 4:6 NIV).

Happy new year all. Congratulations are in order. We made it despite all the opposition. To God be the glory.

Looking back at 2014, I can say it was a year I experienced God move like never before. Naturally, I like to be in control of things so I started the year trying to do things in my own strength but somewhere along the line, the Lord started to deliberately hold me and people back until I had no choice but to allow Him take centre stage and that was when I really started to experience Him move tremendously. It taught me to let go and let God and in the last days of last year, after the first anniversary of the ‘Meeting by the well’ ministry, as I was pondering over my year ahead, the Lord put the above text in my heart. He was clearly telling me that the things He has placed in my heart to do in 2015 can only be achieved through the move of His Spirit because there’s no way I would be able to do them in my own strength.

The Message Translation says… “This is God’s Message to Zerubbabel: ‘You can’t force these things. They only come about through my Spirit,’ says God-of-the-Angel-Armies.

Rather, than going up and down being too busy trying to force things to happen, the Lord has asked me to prioritise and devote my year to just spending time at His feet and when I try to tell some people the sacrifice I’ve had to make, they think I’m crazy but the Lord confirmed it yesterday and I was like okay, that’s all I need to hear.

Dear friend, I’m fully convinced that this is a year to let go of all your struggles and let God be. It’s a year where as you spend time… building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit (Jude 1:20 NIV), you would see the Lord take… the foolish things of the world to shame the wise… chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong… chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before Him (1 Corinthians 1:27-29 NIV).

So my prayer for you is; may the Lord… grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality] (Ephesians 3:16 AMP).

God bless you
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27. November 2014 · Comments Off on TAKE OFF THE LIMITS · Categories: God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Mind, Supernatural, Thoughts, Trusting God

Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you THINK. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect (Romans 12:2 NLT).

What the above text highlights is that we need a paradigm shift in the way we think. We are not of this world so we shouldn’t think like the world (John 17:16). The message translation says… “Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out…

There are some laid out facts that the patterns and traditions of this world has taught us and then there’s the TRUTH. The world says you’ve got to be of a certain age to have children, then there’s the truth that Sarah was past child bearing age when she conceived. God wants us to distinguish FACTS from His TRUTH… For nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37).

Unfortunately, we are limited by how we think (Proverbs 23:7) but to receive the great things God has for us, we must know how He thinks for He says… “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” … “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT).

Please know that it is God that makes things happen so trust in the Lord and just relax (Proverbs 3:5-6). We don’t have to figure things out first. Just believe that when the time comes, Jesus will show you which fish’s mouth to get the money from (Matthew 17:27). When we define how we think God should work, we tend to focus all our effort in that direction but… He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us’. (Ephesians 3:20). WHAT POWER ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? …This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead…’ (Ephesians 1:19-20 NLT) and if you truly belong to Christ, you have the same power in you (Romans 8:11).

We must realise that the God of the Bible is the same God we’re talking of today (Malachi 3:6) but we are imprisoned by the limits we’ve set for ourselves through how the world says we should think or how our past experiences or family history has defined us. Let’s release our thinking from jail. As far as we are confined to thinking within the boundaries of how this world works, we restrict God to work within those boundaries but when we remove the boundaries, we allow God to do what only He can do.

TAKE OFF THE LIMITS of age, strength, ability, education, finance… and see what God can do.

God bless you
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01. June 2014 · Comments Off on ASKING FOR ACCELERATED SPEED · Categories: Action, Help, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Supernatural

Then the Lord gave special strength to Elijah. He tucked his cloak into his belt and ran ahead of Ahab’s chariot all the way to the entrance of Jezreel (1 Kings 18:46 NLT).

Can you believe it’s already June? The first half of the year is gone just like that. There’s the saying that ‘time waits for no man’ and when you look back at how quickly time has flown, that saying couldn’t be any more real…

Now the question is what have I achieved so far? How many things can I tick off my list as completed or achieved?

Perhaps, you have found yourself with too much on your plate. You’ve got too many deadlines all at the same time and as with the case with many of us, you feel that you have got limited time. However, do you know that if the Lord felt that we needed more than 24 hours in a day, He would have made our days longer. It’s something to think about.

All hope is not lost though. I believe it’s time to get on your knees and ask the Lord for help; for Him to empower you with the special strength, might and the kind of speed that He gave to Elijah to outrun the chariots.

It’s also the time to get serious. No more messing around. You don’t want to look back in December and regret time wasted achieving nothing. I like that Elijah had to get rid of anything that would slow him down. He tucked his cloak into his belt. The Message Bible Translation says… Pulling up his robe and tying it around his waist… while the Expanded Bible Translation says Elijah… tightened his clothes around him… and he… ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel [nearly twenty miles] (Amplified Bible).

This tells me that it does not matter who has left you behind or how much you need to catch up. You can still catch up but you’ve got to be serious.

This is a prayer I have been saying recently myself. Today and in the next half of the year, why not ask the Lord for speed that outruns the chariots and then see what happens? Remember… I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency] (Philippians 4:13 AMP).

God bless you
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30. December 2013 · Comments Off on DON’T LOSE SIGHT OF WHAT IS IMPORTANT · Categories: Jesus Christ, Power and Authority, Salvation, Supernatural

I was sharing with someone the other day about a very great miracle that I heard the Lord used a man of God to perform recently. In their response they said, “that’s the kind powerful miracles they want to be able to perform”. I don’t know but somehow I detected that something was not right about their statement. Maybe it’s the way they said it. I immediately reminded them about the conversation Jesus had with His disciples.

Jesus sent them out ahead of Him and… when the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to Him, “Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!” “Yes,” He told them…Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. BUT DON’T REJOICE BECAUSE EVIL SPIRITS OBEY YOU; REJOICE BECAUSE YOUR NAMES ARE REGISTERED IN HEAVEN.” (Luke 10:17-20 NLT)

Do you know that power can get in to your head? The disciples were excited about their new found authority but I’m glad that Jesus was quick to point out that that’s not what is important. At the end of the day, what matters is that …YOUR NAMES ARE REGISTERED IN HEAVEN. What’s the point of it all if at the end of it you say… ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’ (Matthew 7:22-23 NLT)

I say this again… Power can get in to your head causing one to lose focus. It can cause our motives to be wrong and I like that James highlights a reason why some prayers are not answered. He says …even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure (James 4:3 NLT). You would be surprised what’s driving people to ask Jesus for things.

Immediately after this issue of power and authority, Jesus addresses another one. We find Jesus talking to a religious leader about the most important commandment… The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” “Right!” Jesus told him. “DO THIS AND YOU WILL LIVE!” (Luke 10:27-28 NLT).

If I were to bring the two together and draw up my own conclusion, I would say, in whatever capacity you find yourself, don’t use the power Jesus has given you to boost up your own ego. Exercise it out of the love you have to see people set free. Do everything with a humble heart and please DON’T LOSE SIGHT OF WHAT IS IMPORTANT. Regardless of your title, you would one day stand before the judgement seat.

God bless you
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18. November 2013 · Comments Off on KEYING INTO THE SUPERNATURAL REVELATION · Categories: Revelation, Supernatural, Words, Worship

Our case study today is on a woman called Mary. The Bible records something peculiar that she did. As Jesus was chilled in her house one day… Mary took a pound of ointment of pure liquid nard [a rare perfume] that was very expensive, and she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair. And the whole house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume (John 12: 3 AMP).

Judas Iscariot, Jesus’ disciples who later betrayed Him was not happy about this so he complained… But Jesus said, “LET HER ALONE; SHE HAS KEPT THIS FOR THE DAY OF MY BURIAL (John 12:7 NKJV).

How did she know to anoint Jesus in preparation for His burial? Whenever He talked of his burial, His disciples never understood what He was on about. I’m not quite sure she knew what she was doing because this custom was done on the dead and Jesus was alive. She was probably thinking to herself as He said those words… What are you talking about? I’m just worshiping You.

Like I said, I’m not quite sure she knew what she was doing but the Bible is clear on one thing that she always did. Every time Jesus chilled at her place… Mary, sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word (Luke 10:39). This annoyed her sister though. How can you possibly just sit there when there’s so much work to be done but again, Jesus told her to leave her alone. He said… one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:42 NKJV)

As Mary positioned herself at Jesus’ feet, Jesus was downloading stuff into her spirit that no one, not even herself could explain until it was time for its manifestation. I always tell people you cannot overestimate the time you spend at the feet of Jesus because great things happen there. Satan knows this so he would do everything to make you very busy and they could be valid activities you are engaged in but satan is smart at what he does. There’s always a valid reason for everything.

The Lord is going to be doing some unusual things in this season and it’s up to you if you would make yourself available. How much time are you spending at the feet of Jesus? How much time do you spend in personal worship and studying His word? Are you ready to key in to the supernatural?

God bless you
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