23. April 2017 · Comments Off on FINDING OUT WHAT’S ON TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN? · Categories: Change, Glory, God's Plan, Humility, Jesus Christ, Trusting God

…“Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.” (Revelation 4:1 NLT)

Beloved, there was a time Jesus told His disciples… Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20 NIV)

Jesus told them that it only took ‘small faith’ to move the mountain but my question is; what if you’ve got faith and the mountain still remains where it is? What if you’ve joined your faith with others and it has become massive faith and the mountains still says there’s no way I’m moving from this position? What if Jesus doesn’t want you to remove the mountain because there’s something He wants you to see on top of the mountain? Remember The Transfiguration… Jesus took Peter and the two brothers, James and John, AND LED THEM UP A HIGH MOUNTAIN TO BE ALONE. As the men watched, JESUS’ APPEARANCE WAS TRANSFORMED so that His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as light (Matthew 17:1-2 NLT).

Jesus led them up the mountain and there He was TRANSFORMED and they saw His glory (Luke 9:32). Also, on top of that mountain, once again, the Lord confirmed who Jesus was… a voice from the cloud said, “This is My dearly loved Son, who brings Me great joy. Listen to Him.” (Matthew 17:5 NLT)

Could this be why Jesus wants you to climb that mountain? Is there transformation taking place there? Does God want you to see His glory? Is God speaking and confirming things on top of the mountain? You will also find out that while Jesus was on earth, the top of the mountain was His favourite spot for prayer; a place where He connected with God… Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and He prayed to God all night (Luke 6:12 NLT).

Beloved, are you facing a mountain that refuses to shift? Some mountains we face have their uses. Could there be something up there the Lord wants you to see? And it’s not like you would remain there forever. What I like is that it was Jesus that led them up the mountain and you will also find that they all came back down from the mountain after their experience (Matthew 17:9). You too are no exception. Jesus is with you. Ask Him for the direction you need. Ask Him to hold your hand and trust that you will definitely come back down from that mountain after seeing what the Lord wants you to see.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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01. February 2017 · Comments Off on IN PURSUIT OF HIS GLORY · Categories: favor, Glory, God's Plan, Grace, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Restoration

And My God shall supply all your need according to His riches IN GLORY by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19 NKJV).

Beloved, last Sunday, in church, as I listened to what the Holy Spirit was saying about our feature text, the word “in glory” stood out to me and the Lord began to talk to me about the fact that everything I ever need is found in His glory. I couldn’t shake the word and on Monday, as I joined my prayer partner in prayer, it’s all we could talk about.

We began to talk about Moses who told the Lord… If it is true that you look favorably on me, let me know Your ways so I may understand you more fully and continue to enjoy your favor… The Lord replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.” Then Moses said, “If you don’t personally go with us, don’t make us leave this place…The Lord replied to Moses, “I will indeed do what you have asked, for I look favorably on you, and I know you by name.” Moses responded, “Then show me your glorious presence.” (Exodus 33:13-18 NLT)

New King James Version says… “Please, show me Your glory.”

Beloved, this ought to be your prayer which is that… If you don’t personally go with us, don’t make us leave this place… Please, show me Your glory…

As it happens, our prayer experience moved in a way that we hadn’t experienced in a while and the last time we met before then, we humbly came before the Lord to ask for a strategy for moving forward and for some strange reason, we struggled with weakness that weekend. My friend was even given drip because she was worn out. However, as we came together, the Lord took us to what Apostle Paul prayed for.

He said… that He would grant you, according to the riches of HIS GLORY, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man (Ephesians 3:16 NKJV).

HIS GLORY… There’s that word again… The New Living translation says… I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit.

Beloved, whatever you need; be it strength or whatever, you would find it when you go after His glory and our prayer should be to pray for His glory to come down like the song that says… “We wait for You… To walk in the room… Here we are standing in Your presence… Shekinah glory come down… Release the fullness of Your Spirit

Beloved, if you are looking for the word from the Lord going forward, it is that you pursue His glory. Meditate on Scriptures and worship songs that speak of His glory and as you do so, ask for His glory to come down till it crushes everything that’s not of Him in and around you and grants you access to everything stored up in His glory.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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16. December 2016 · Comments Off on DON’T MAKE IT ABOUT YOURSELF · Categories: Glory, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Relationship

I do not claim ownership of My words; they are a gift from the One who sent Me. If anyone is willing to act according to His purposes and is open to hearing truth, he will know the source of My teaching. Does it come from God or from Me? If a man speaks his own words, constantly quoting himself, he is after adulation. But I chase only after glory for the One who sent Me. My intention is authentic and true. You’ll find no wrong motives in Me (John 7:16-18 VOICE).

Beloved, these were the words of Jesus Christ. Have you ever come across people that are supposed to be teaching about Jesus but all you hear them do is talk about themselves? Like someone rightly said, it is called idolatry. The New Living Translation puts it this way… So Jesus told them, “My message is not my own; it comes from God who sent me. Anyone who wants to do the will of God will know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own. THOSE WHO SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES WANT GLORY ONLY FOR THEMSELVES, but a person who seeks to honor the one who sent him speaks truth, not lies (John 7:16-18 NLT).

If we read a few before this, we find that Jesus’ brothers wanted him to go and prove himself before people. They said… Let’s get out of here and go south to Judea so You can show Your disciples there what You are capable of doing. No one who seeks the public eye is content to work in secret. If You want to perform these signs, then step forward on the world’s stage; don’t hide up here in the hills, Jesus (John 7:3-5 VOICE).

Like I said, His brothers wanted him to go prove himself and this was mainly because… they did not yet believe in Him, just as the people in His hometown did not see Him as anything more than Joseph’s son (John 7:5 VOICE). Well, Jesus could have decided to use the opportunity to prove Himself but He teaches us a lesson here which is that we should never let people push us into doing anything just to validate ourselves. How did Jesus respond to His brothers? He said… My time has not yet arrived; but for you My brothers, by all means, it is always the right time (John 7:6 VOICE).

Beloved, motives are important to the Lord. It should be all about the One who sent you. This is why when He had removed Saul… He raised up David to be their king: of him He testified and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart [conforming to My will and purposes], who will do all My will.’ (Acts 13:22 AMPC)

Beloved, Jesus made it clear that… “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing His work (John 4:34 NLT). So, in whatever you do, don’t always make it about yourself.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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[The Man] asked him, What is your name? And [in shock of realization, whispering] he said, Jacob [supplanter, schemer, trickster, swindler]! And He said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob [supplanter], but Israel [contender with God]; for you have contended and have power with God and with men and have prevailed (Genesis 32:27-28 AMPC).

Beloved, we know the story of Jacob who spent a considerate amount of years running away from his brother because he stole his birth right and blessings. However, after having a taste of his own medicine from Laban… Then the Lord said to Jacob, “Return to the land of your father and grandfather and to your relatives there, and I will be with you.” (Genesis 31:3 NLT)

Beloved, the Lord’s instruction meant that Jacob had to go back and face his brother but not without wrestling it out with God first; a battle that resulted in a change of name and character. He was no longer Jacob, the supplanter, schemer, trickster, swindler. He was now Israel.

So, what happened next? We are told that Jacob went ahead to face his brother and… he bowed to the ground seven times as he approached his brother. But Esau ran to meet him. He embraced Jacob, kissed his neck, and they both cried (Genesis 33:3-4 Voice). So, why was it easy for Esau to receive his brother after everything that took place between them?

I remember someone saying it’s because Esau met with Israel and not Jacob. It was Jacob he had an issue with but Jacob was no more. He was dead.

Beloved, what am I trying to say? The word of God says… When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him (Proverbs 16:7 AMP). The Voice translation says… When people make good choices, He is pleased; He even causes their enemies to live peacefully near them. The Message translation says… When God approves of your life, even your enemies will end up shaking your hand.

One thing I always tell the people I mentor or anyone I’m giving counsel to is that they shouldn’t focus on the people that have issues with them. Rather, your focus should be on working on improving yourself and pleasing the Lord. Yes, people may have a valid reason for pointing the finger at you or they may not, however, there’s nothing like ceasing every opportunity to grow. That’s what the Christian journey is about… And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who is] the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:18 AMP).

Like the Apostle of my church would say #pre-me-glow… Same thing as saying “watch me glow or transform before your very eyes”

Beloved, today is the last day in November and we are about to enter December, the last month of 2016 and it’s another opportunity to reflect and examine your ways. In what areas has the Holy Spirit been dealing with you?

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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02. April 2016 · Comments Off on IT’S TIME TO PUT THINGS IN ORDER AND FOCUS · Categories: Anointing, Glory, God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Revelation

…He went ahead and directed His disciples, “SIT THEM DOWN IN GROUPS OF ABOUT FIFTY.” They did what He said, and soon had everyone seated. He took the five loaves and two fish, lifted His face to heaven in prayer, blessed, broke, and gave the bread and fish to the disciples to hand out to the crowd. After the people had all eaten their fill, twelve baskets of leftovers were gathered up (Luke 9:14-17 MSG).

Beloved, a couple of days ago someone asked me the question “what is God saying for the month of April?” and based on what He has been highlighting in my life for a couple of weeks now, my reply was that it’s time for order and focus. The Lord began to speak to me immediately after my last meeting where the only thing I could see on the day was how disorganised I was. It so stole my joy that day that I had to repent before the Lord. That was when He began to speak to me about order and focus and since then, I’ve had to do a proper review of every single thing that was highlighted so that I could organise things better for future meetings.

In our feature text, before Jesus could miraculously feed the 5000, He ordered His disciples to organise the people. The Voice translation says… organize them in little communities of about 50 people each and have them sit down… There would have probably been chaos if they hadn’t done that.

Only a few days ago, using the creation story, I was listening to some differentiate between God’s anointing and His Glory.

In the beginning… the earth was formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep…. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good (pleasing, useful) and He affirmed and sustained it; and God separated the light [distinguishing it] from the darkness (Genesis 1:2-4 AMP).

They said that with all that disorder, the Holy Spirit was still present and moving but there was no glory. It was only when God started to speak things into place that you could see His glory …GOD SAW THAT THE LIGHT WAS GOOD (PLEASING, USEFUL)…

Illustrating this point further, they went ahead to use my beloved country in Africa saying that some of the most anointed men of God that they knew came from that country. However, because there’s a lot of disorder and chaos, we fail to see God’s glory.

AND GOD SAID, “LET THERE BE LIGHT”…

The Greek word for light used here is ‘Photismos’ and one of its meaning is ‘illumination’ which means light that comes into a room… that shines on something…. that shines on your darkness. It also means knowledge or understanding and the Lord has been revealing to me that for me to begin to see His glory in my life and ministry, I need order and focus which also involves separating myself from some things.

Beloved, do you also need order and focus?

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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