CHALLENGES ARE TESTS TO MATURE US!

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It is impossible to live without challenges. How do these challenges relate to our Christian life? That you have challenges doesn’t mean that you are not a Christian! Challenges determine where you are spiritually. They reveal the true condition or position of man’s heart. A true Christian is tested by his ability to face difficult circumstances. As a child of God, your situation is not to impair you but to make you stronger. Your response when you are tested, provoked and tried determines your future.

Hebrews 5:1-8 – Though Jesus was a Son of God, He learned obedience by the things He suffered. He went through agony, anguish and physical pain but He submitted to the revealing Word of God. This means, spiritual growth is a function of obedience to the will of God.

Jesus learned obedience by the things He suffered. We learn obedience by the difficulties and challenges we face today. Challenges are tests to mature us so your response to the challenge of today determines what you will become tomorrow.

ACTING ON WHAT GOD HAS SPOKEN

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The problem of believing is made simple when we know that it is acting on what God has spoken. The wise man is the doer of the Word. The other hears but does not act upon it. He is a sense knowledge hearer; he is a mental assenter. He responds to reason instead of the Word. If he has faith in anything, it is in man, what man has done, science, works and organisation. We may know the Word. We may be familiar with the original Greek or Hebrew. We may know the history of the Word but that is all wasted energy if we do not live the Word and practise it. If we do not live the Word and practise it, we cannot bring Jesus on the scene.

Prayer is a reality. We are not talking into the air. Here, the name Jesus is always honoured. What a grave danger of deluding ourselves. What a danger if there is no corresponding action! If we say in the name of Jesus without corresponding action, it oftentimes leads to destruction. It is the doer of the Word, the man who practises it, lives it, walks in it, that builds it into his own life. It is the doer of the Word that receives things from God. Idle words may entertain men but they do not reach God.

Ephesians 3:20 – “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” Note the word, “do” in this text. We are doers of the Word, but you say, “How can I do it?” It is going to be according to the ability of God that is at work within us. As we begin to do the Word, He begins to do in us and through us (1 John 4:4).

CHOOSE THE BRIGHT COLOUR OF PRAISE!

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If you find yourself in any unpleasant condition as a Christian, you should not despair but believe the more, have faith the more, pray the more and fast the more – because the situation is meant for your belief, just as you see your good times as a reason for your belief.

In the case of Paul and Silas, bodily pain counted for nothing. Instead of the beating and humiliation they received in the hands of the Roman officials and the mob to make them abandon their cause, I mean their faith, it made them have faith the more, believe the more and praise God the more (Acts 16:23-25). When Paul and Silas were imprisoned at Philippi and their backs were raw from beatings, they sang hymns. They chose the bright colour of praise instead of the dark colours of depression, bitterness, despair, self-pity and rejection. No matter what affliction or crisis we may face, we too can decide how we respond.

In the case of Stephen, the fear of being stoned did not scare him to abandon his faith. The more he was stoned, the more he confessed Christ, the more he became stronger in his belief, faith and conviction. At each stone they cast at him, he confessed, “Jesus is Lord!” He saw his pain as a reason for believing God just as he did his good times (Acts 7:59-60). The death of Stephen only seemed like death but it was not. The prison condition experienced by Paul and Silas only seemed like jail but it was not.

BECOME CONNECTED TO THE ONE WHO MADE YOU!!!

tb joshua ministry“All of us have made decisions that we regret and all of us can be forgiven and start over. The consequences of our behaviour might have cost us our jobs; however it did not change the fact that God loves us and wants to get us back on our feet. Our Creator would forgive us and would show us what to do next. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and would forgive us our sins.

“Now, if you have not known the Lord, Jesus, give your life to Him and you will become connected to the One who made you. When He becomes your Lord and Saviour, everything becomes different; you think differently, you dream differently, have a sensitivity that you have never had, and have the privilege of having the Creator assist you in all that you do!”

– TB Joshua

TB Joshua and relevance of church in contemporary society

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

By Gareth Watson

TB Joshua… In the West many view the church as obsolete. In the UK for example, ancient cathedrals that date back to the 1400s are appreciated for their opulent architectural edifice rather than the social fabric that enlivens them on Sundays.

Contemporary issues that face the modern society such as access to education, promoting diversity in elite universities, marital problems, mental health matters and issues of depression are rarely tackled in a single church sitting – yet these are many of the 21st century challenges that society continues to grapple with.

The social stigma of adult bed-wetting 

For example, the social stigma associated with the condition of bed-wetting among adults appears was recently challenged at a prominent church in Lagos, Nigeria. During a church sitting on 18 August 2019, a middle-aged woman from Canada who introduced herself as Jenette Njodzenyuy Yula shared her life experience of the shame she encountered bed-wetting as an adult and mother of two.

“My husband had to sleep in the other room and I couldn’t even visit friends because of the bed-wetting”, she reminisced. Yula explained how after ‘prayers’ from T.B. Joshua’s church in Lagos, Nigeria the previous Sunday, she slept for an entire week without bedwetting for the first time in her whole life.

“I slept and woke up with my bed dry!” she exclaimed. Her mother and daughter strangely suffered from the same condition and both equally joined the testimony to acknowledge “God set them free” from the embarrassing condition after visiting the church. Talking about her former issue candidly appeared to be a kind of catharsis for Yula.

Nocturnal enuresis, in other words adult bed-wetting, is a condition that millions continue to suffer with in silence. According to some research conducted, about 26 million American adults are affected by urinary incontinence and face social stigma associated to the condition.

Access to education & promoting diversity in elite universities

Access to education remains a widespread challenge across the world. However, reputable elite universities across the West, particularly in the US and the UK, face an additional challenge of promoting diversity – racial and class representation – within their walls.

The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the UK, colloquially referred to as Oxbridge, have in the past two years sought to attract the Black and Minority Ethnic communities of the UK to increase their abysmal statistics of Black and Minority Ethnic communities on their respective campuses. Lady Margaret Hall (LMH), at the University of Oxford inaugurated a foundation programme to attract a diverse student-base. Cambridge University has said that it intends to launch a programme to aid disadvantaged students with a similar programme as that at LMH.

T.B. Joshua’s church seems to arguably have innovative ways of inspiring students in this area. A black British teenage student, Miss Blessing Omorodion, shared on T.B. Joshua’s television channel how she was inspired by the cleric and his inspirational ‘faith-boosting prayers’ to apply to the University of Oxford to study Medicine.

Omorodion stated how her mother visited T.B. Joshua’s mega-church in Lagos propelled her to study hard and ultimately apply to the elite institution. According to Blessing, some months after her mother’s visit to The SCOAN, she gained admission and she thanked T.B. Joshua for the inspiration.

Another student, Rebecca Ayodeji Akeresola, stated how she had received the necessary impetus from T.B. Joshua’s church to apply to study Mathematics at the African Mathematical Sciences Institute in Rwanda. To her surprise she gained admission on a full scholarship.

The role of the church in addressing marital issues 

Another young adult woman (accompanied by her husband) candidly shared her life experience that one would ordinarily not associate with a church setting: issues of marital intimacy. During a detailed testimony, in a question and answer format, a young married woman, Mrs Ngozi Nwachukwu, stated how her marriage was saved from collapsing after she received what she called, “a word of prophecy” concerning a private issue she could not disclose to any person except her husband.

“Prophet T.B. Joshua prophesied to me in the midst of the crowd and said, ‘There is a woman there – your passage is blocked for affection… It’s a spiritual attack’,” Mrs Nwachukwu said. The young woman explained how her marriage was encountering challenges due to her private gynaecological condition that she could not disclose to anyone. With a husband who was losing patience, she had nowhere else to go, and so she made a way to an unlikely place for help – where she had seen others with varied issues go and find succour – a church in Lagos.

Mrs Nwachukwu explained (supported and reiterated by her husband) how after the ‘prayers’ conducted by T.B. Joshua the previous Sunday, both her marital relationship and her gynaecological-health challenge had been resolved; and she now enjoys marital bliss she never knew before the ‘prayers’.

Conclusion 

One may wonder what the role of the church is given all of these varied examples. T.B. Joshua’s Sunday services are unconventional, unorthodox and seem to shake the traditional church networks in his native Nigeria – yet they appear to directly address the societal concerns that people face. From teenagers to young adults; middle-aged men and women to older, senior citizens – all appear to collectively find solace in an unlikely place. Is the Nigerian cleric redefining and challenging the stereotypical and traditional notions of “church”?

T.B. Joshua has over 3.5 million followers on Facebook. His YouTube channel is reportedly the most watched Christian ministry (without a musical focus) on YouTube, with over 2 million subscribers across its English, French, Spanish and Portuguese YouTube channels. His English channel alone has amassed over 500 million views on YouTube.

Gareth Watson is a freelance South African journalist covering Sub Saharan Africa. 

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WALK BY FAITH!

We cannot understand God by feelings. We can only understand Him by what the Word says about Him. God is everything the Word says He is, so we need to get familiar with Him through the Word. Too many people try to get acquainted with God through their feelings. When they feel good, they think God has heard their prayers. When they don’t feel particularly good – I mean, when they feel God is unkind or unfair to them, they begin to rebel or murmur against God. They feel that God no longer answers their prayer; their faith is thus based on feelings.

First they begin to change churches and finally choose to seek alternatives outside the church. Such is the fate of those who base their faith on feelings. Real faith is based upon the Word of God. Real faith says, “If God’s Word says it is true, it is”, while feelings say, “Unless I see, I cannot believe. Unless I touch, I cannot believe”. The Word of God says, ‘Blessed are you when you believe without seeing’. Believing God is believing His Word. If our faith is based upon feelings, we are just using natural human faith and we cannot get spiritual results with natural human faith. Anyone can believe what he can feel, hear or see. When it comes to spiritual things – we don’t walk by sight, we walk by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7).

– T.B. Joshua

 

HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR ENEMIES – TB JOSHUA

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

“Today, people look upon pain, wrong and injustice towards their neighbours unaffected. Your neighbour could be your enemy, friend, those who do not share the same faith with you. The Bible says love them all. But today – because they do not share the same faith with you, when you see them in a problem, you ignore them and look the other side. Because you are a Christian and they are not a Christian, whatever problem they have – you look the other side. No! You have to love your neighbour as yourself. If your conscience is alive to Christ, you would always be there for your neighbour. Love your neighbour as yourself.

The Bible says, ‘I will set a table before you in the presence of your enemies’. If your enemy is not there, the table will be useless. It’s good for your enemy to see what you become. What they thought you cannot become – it’s good for your enemy to see. They thought you cannot become this or that – it is better they see for themselves. That may change them and win their soul! A good example of what I am talking about is we here in the church today. If we begin to examine the conscience of everyone here and look at the past – at least 50% never thought they would come here. You had a different impression about T.B. Joshua. You stood in opposition towards T.B. Joshua in the past but today, you are alive to see that he is your friend, not your enemy. If you had died then, would you be able to see this? If I had died then, would I be here today?

What is the way out? Pray for your enemy! Prayer from your heart, not from your lips. If you choose the path of praying for your enemy, you will have a great relief. Because you are running to defeat your enemy, it has taken you to many places – spiritually, physically and financially. It has caused you sleepless nights – fear, anxiety, pressure. Every bad thing that happens to you -when you have nightmare – you attribute it to your enemy. The pain you are going through – it’s not your enemy that is going through it but you. Why can’t you ignore your enemy and move forward? Pray for them! You are the one going through the pain.

When you begin to chase your enemies, you will automatically forget the condition in which you are – because it’s not possible to look at two sides. I am going through pain that the enemy caused – and at the same time I am pursuing the enemy that caused it. I will ignore the pain. The pain will be there but how to take care of myself will be ignored. This is why our pain persists. The situation that you are supposed to go through within a week, you are on it for the past one year – because you ignore your condition and you are pursuing your enemies

The bigger your success, the bigger your enemies. Why are you wasting your time when you know it’s a normal life? You go through your trial according to your position and I will go through my trial according to my position. It is our position that attracts trials. Your position in life attracts persecution. If your position is big, it will attract big trials. Big blessing will attract big trials. You don’t want trials; you don’t want success in life. When people talk about you – ‘He is a foolish man; she is a foolish woman’ – you know it’s a recognition! What you are going through should not rule your life. What you are going through does not matter but what matters is whom you are.”

Remember, SHARING is CARING… 👍

​CLOSE THE DOOR OF WEAKNESS

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CLOSE THE DOOR OF WEAKNESS

You are what you are because of your weakness. It is an entrance to satan. Let us close that door. The Bible says that no one can keep every commandment but as we strive to, we grow. We grow everyday as we block our weaknesses.

Your character is God in you. If you don’t want satan to enslave you, work on your character. As from today, don’t say, “God, bless me”, “God, save me from the situation I am in” – pray against your weakness.

Go straight to pray against your weakness because satan uses our weakness to enter us. If you close that place, no more satan. Your situation is not your enemy; your weakness is your enemy. Whatever situation you are in is not your enemy because it makes you to see the need of God. Therefore, when weakness strikes, draw closer to God; don’t run from God because of weakness.

In our struggle against weakness, remember that we are not perfect but we can strive towards perfection because we have perfection by our side – Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:48).

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​IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH

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IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH

John 4:24, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

According to the Scriptures, Jesus is the truth, the reality. There is no reality outside Him. Everything else is merely chasing shadows (Colossians 2:17).At some point in our lives, we hunger for meaning in our lives and thirst to find the truth. If you have not experienced the truth, there would be a sense of dissatisfaction in your life. If you have not encountered God, you do not know the truth – what life is all about and what happens when this life is over. Let us live in the truth. All the fruit of the Spirit are equal to truth (Ephesians 5:9). If you miss one, you miss all. If your relationship with God is not in spirit, it is not in truth and so it is all nothing because God is Spirit and those who worship Him must do so in Spirit and in truth. Freedom from sickness, disease, afflictions and pain come from knowing the truth. Stop fighting the truth because the truth never loses the battle. Only the truth can see you through the daily battle with the senses.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, may we know Your Truth and may the Truth set us free in reality, in Jesus’ name.

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​DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE

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DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE

Trouble comes not always because we have taken any wrong step but because we live in a complex and contradictory world. When you cannot seem to get above your situation, it is in your best interest to get above your fears. Use your faith to put a demand. Faith does not ask for possible things, it demands the impossible. Faith is in one sense a divine gift and in another sense a human act. You have a part to play just as God has a part to play. It is not our mere wishful thinking that brings our ambition to pass but a rightful focus. It takes focused action, personal discipline and a lot of effort every day to make things happen. Avoid the trap of fear which increases the size of your enemy mentally. When you confess what you see, you are thus magnifying the problem above your Heavenly Father. If you doubt God’s Word, you doubt God because you believe in something contrary to that Word. God is greater than all. There is no need He cannot meet. Man’s condition does not change God’s position. God still is who He says He is; just give Him a chance to prove it.

Zechariah 8:6, “This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: All this may seem impossible to you now, a small remnant of God’s people. But is it impossible for me? says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”

​PASS YOUR TEST!

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PASS YOUR TEST!

People of God, have your circumstances ever pressed you to doubt God’s promises? Have you ever been tempted to ask, “Does God hear me? Does God love me? If God loves me, why do I have all these challenges?”

The lives of believers in both the old and new testaments testify that being faithful to God does not eliminate adversity. That you are a Christian, a pastor, an evangelist does not mean you will not be exposed to things that are not consistent with God’s Word. There will be a time to laugh, a time to cry, a time for war and a time for peace, a time to face temptation and a time to overcome. What time are you in? It is necessary for your forward movement in Christ.

In Romans 5:3-5, the apostle tells us, “…we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance and perseverance, character and character, hope. now hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us”.

There can be no victory without a battle. There can be no harvest without planting. There can be no resurrection without a death. Remember, when times are stable and the sea is calm and secure, no one is really tested. Pass your test and move on, in Jesus’ name!

Prayer: Lord Jesus, grant me grace in accepting adversity and enduring every pain so that I may learn what I should know, my grief to turn to gain.

FURTHER BIBLE READING:
1 Peter 4:12-19

John 6:31-33

Psalm 27

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SPRING FROM FAITH

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SPRING FROM FAITH

In Mark 11:22, Jesus did not say, ‘If you encounter a situation or problem, pray it might be removed or it might be cast out.’ He said, “Have faith in God and then shout aloud to the mountain, ‘Be removed!’”

Today, we pray but lack the necessary faith to release the belief in our heart. If you are praying and the prayer does not spring from faith, you are wasting your time – you are making noise; you are talking to the air. You will hear yourself and people around you will hear you but God will not hear you, if it does not spring from faith.
Faith requires us to speak the Word before we have it, before we receive it or we see them. One is rewarded when one talks in faith. One is healed when one talks in faith. One is blessed when one talks in faith. One is delivered when one talks in faith. Faith counts in whatever you do. Speak faith and receive your reward today, in Jesus’ name.

PRAYER: Open my heart and mouth to Your Spirit, Your Word and Your faith, in Jesus’ name!

FURTHER READING:
• Matthew 17:14-20
• Hebrews 11

​HE WHO MAKES MEN GREAT

 

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HE WHO MAKES MEN GREAT

1 Chronicles 29:11-12, “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendour, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.”

If anyone is great among men, it is God’s hand that made them so. The best man in the world can only maintain his integrity as long as God upholds him in it. God has ordered all so that the whole should appear to be of grace. We should acknowledge God in all spiritual things – every good thought, word and purpose to His grace from whom we received it. The most important thing about Christianity is not what we do or receive from God but the relationship we maintain with Him and the atmosphere produced by that relationship. Riches and glory come from God.

PRAYER: Father, God, we acknowledge You as our only Saviour, Healer, Deliverer, Comforter, Rescuer and Redeemer. Do it again and again and again in our lives, in Jesus’ name.

FURTHER STUDY:

Titus 3:5

Ephesians 2:6-10

Ezekiel 38:23

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I PRAY YOUR FAITH WILL NOT FAIL

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I PRAY YOUR FAITH WILL NOT FAIL

Luke 22:31-32, “And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

The miracle Peter received actually commanded his faith, humility and self-denial. First he thought himself unworthy of Christ’s presence, let alone being so honoured. When we humble ourselves for Christ’s sake, He would exalt us in His own time and season.

Jesus would not have had anything to do with Peter had Peter not been made sensible by the vicissitudes of life. He was so tired and sick of the world that he was ready to embrace the superior order of Christ. In Christ’s new order, there is peace, not as the world gives.

Jesus knew that the troubles in this world could rob his followers of peace and thus cause their faith to fail. So, He specifically supported Peter with prayer. Certainly he would fall but with Jesus supporting his position, he was soon to overcome and bounce back in his faith. Time healed all the injuries his faith had suffered under pressure.

PRAYER: By faith, hear Jesus saying unto you in the midst of your trial, “I pray your faith will not fail”, in Jesus Christ’s name.

​WE ARE FREE MORAL AGENTS

 

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WE ARE FREE MORAL AGENTS

One of the greatest gifts God has given us is the freedom to make decisions. We are free moral agents with the mind and ability to choose between right and wrong. We can choose to walk away from wrong opportunities; we can also choose to embrace them. Remember, you can blame circumstances or conditions beyond your control but ultimately, you are responsible for what you give your attention to. All of us who have fallen made a decision. All of us who have not fallen faced similar temptations but made a different decision.

If you rely on the strength that comes from Jesus Christ, He will not allow the enemy of your soul to give you more than you can take (1 Corinthians 10:13). You can choose to let the One who created you help you with all that you do by building your relationship with Him. When you have a relationship with Jesus Christ, you change and become a man who is directed by your Heavenly Father, not by the influence from others (John 1:12-13).

PRAYER: In the moment of decision, ask God for the inner grace to choose as Christ would have chosen.

WALKING WITH THE LORD

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WALKING WITH THE LORD

Take time out to examine your life this morning. Are you walking with the Lord? If you are walking with the Lord, you would not be overwhelmed by your present situation, whatever it may be. If you are walking with the Lord, no obstacle will change your direction or your position. Many of us, when we set our mind on achieving certain things, when an obstacle comes, we think the end has come, whereas, God is still saying something which we may not understand because of our inability to see beyond that obstacle. Look beyond; don’t be stopped. Keep moving forward, pressing on in your Christian service. Refuse to accept defeat, even in the face of negative sense evidence. Let your aim, focus and desire be on your destination. You are walking with the Lord; you are not used to tears, defeat, failure or doubt. You are walking with the Lord; therefore there is strength in your weakness because God chooses to manifest His strength in your weakness. You are walking with the Lord. Trouble may last for a moment but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5; John 16:21).

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BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

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“We glory in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, perseverance produces character and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4

That you face challenges does not mean you are not a friend of God. David never questioned why a giant challenged his future – he simply ran to represent God on the battlefield. That you find yourself between a rock and a hard place does not mean you are not a candidate of Heaven. Stephen never questioned why stones were being hurled – he stood and resembled God in all He stands for. That you face an enemy as close as your mouth does not mean you are not a favourite of Heaven. Job never fainted when a wind pulled down his home – he continued to think, talk, act, plan, work and rule with God.

Every man that walks by faith will have testing. Those afflictions or whatever you call them are for our spiritual benefit so we will learn to pray the more, trust God the more, depend on God the more, have faith in God the more. As Romans 5:3-4 says, we glory in our tribulations, knowing that we become who we are, discover what we know and receive strength of character through testing. Take courage: you are called by the Most High God – soldier on!

Prayer: Oh Holy Spirit, give me the grace to be strong, active and alert in this realm of prayer service, in Jesus’ name.

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THE GREATEST EMBARRASSMENT

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THE GREATEST EMBARRASSMENT

EPHESIANS 6:10 – “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”

Life is a warfare, this is the battle of the ages. Remember, it is not a playground or a bonding meeting, it is a battlefield where only the serious-minded are victorious. Who are we fighting? We are not fighting flesh and blood but the evil spirits that cause tension and pressure in our lives. The best way to fight satan is to completely ignore his existence. What he wants more than anything is for you to be recognizing him all the time. When you are under attack, when you are sensing demonic influence in your everyday life, begin to pray harder and intensify your meditation. The greatest embarrassment you can give to satan is to ignore his existence.

When you ignore him, he will continue to make noise but keep in mind, he is under your foot because you with God are more than majority. In Luke 10:19, we understand that all authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to us as His children. When you step into the believer’s authority, you can boldly tell the enemy to get behind you because you have the name of Jesus Christ at your command.

Today, whatever situation you experience, remember that satan will try to disorganize you but choose not to give him any attention. When he reminds you of your past, just remind him of his future. Jesus is Lord!

Prayer: God, manifest your strength in my weakness. I am not strong but I have Strength by my side. Take more of me and give me more of You, Lord.

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DOUBT NO MORE

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DOUBT NO MORE

God has given everyone plenty of evidence to believe in Him. Doubt comes when you fail to stop long enough to observe all the evidence. Whenever you are struggling with doubt, take time to remember the way God has worked in your life. As you recall God’s track record, you will grow confident that He will work in your present situation as well, that He will never fail you, nor abandon you and that your situation is not like others’ but for the glory of God. When you count your blessings, your doubts will fly away.

Be patient; let God answer your question on His schedule, not yours (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Don’t throw away your faith just because God does not resolve your doubt immediately. When you are wrestling with doubt, keep attending church and stay close to other Christians. Resist the temptation to isolate yourself because doubt feeds on loneliness. As you move closer to God, you will find the strength to trust Him and your faith will grow even stronger.

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WHAT YOU WILL BECOME TOMORROW?

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WHAT YOU WILL BECOME TOMORROW?

We want to reap a booming harvest. Did we plant a booming seed? We want to receive prosperity. Did we plant seeds of prosperity? We want to reap peace. Did we plant the seeds of peace? What you will become tomorrow is determined by the choices you make today. One of the greatest gifts God has given us is the freedom and opportunity to choose from many alternatives that surround us and make decisions – a life full of choices. The choices you make determines who you are before God.

We can choose to walk away from or embrace wrong opportunities. All of us who have fallen made a decision. All of us who have not fallen faced similar temptations but made a different decision.

It is not too late to do the good we can to change the bad we have planted. All of us have made decisions we regret and all of us can be forgiven and start over. Yesterday is history, today is opportunity and tomorrow is mystery. Enforce God’s law in your heart – God will back you. Love and be loved. Show kindness and receive kindness. Show mercy and receive mercy. Plant and reap more of what you have planted.

PRAYER: Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that I may keep my promises and resolutions. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all I promised. Guide me, O Holy Spirit, that I may do what is right at all times in Your sight, in Jesus’ name.

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