READ THE CONTRACT WELL.

The devil can give you more money than you can possibly spend in an entire lifetime. Yes he can. Your soul is worth a lot my dear. But the devil is not your friend, he doesn’t have your best interest at heart. His seeming goodness to you is only a means to an end; your soul in his hands.

Let me tell you something that will surprise you. People have different worths in the spiritual realm. The devil can never give you more money than your soul is worth in the spirit realm. Now, there is really no growth in the spirit realm. That means we are all fully developed, fully mature and completely fulfilled in the spirit realm. Natural growth, i.e. What happens here on earth is only the gradual transfer of what we are in the spirit into the physical.

So, when the devil gives you anything in exchange for your soul, he gives you to the tune of your spiritual worth. The thing is this: on your own, without the devil, in Christ you will achieve the same thing before the end of your life. The devil is like a mortgage house, he advances you your life upfront, compresses it into a shorter time period. So, you live your best and die early, with a little catch; you lose your soul.

On the other hand what Christ does is that he ensures you don’t cut corners. He comes to give you your life and give it to you more abundantly. The more you take the godly way to your complete self realisation, you will be rewarded with more abundant life. It may take longer, but you will get to your best, with a little catch; you’ll have abundant life.

Abundant life doesn’t just mean you’ll live longer, but while you are alive you will enjoy your life. You’ll have peace, real happiness and fulfilment. Life will be worth it for you. The devil takes away all that when you strike a deal with him. You lose your peace, no real happiness and joy. You know what happens when you stuff too many things into limited space? You take away comfort and true liberty. When the devil stuffs maybe 60 years into 10 years, that leaves you no room for the finer things of life.
O LORD COME SOON!

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WHAT CALMNS YOUR HUNGER: WHAT SATISFIES YOUR THIRST? (Part Two)


Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. (John 6:54-56 NKJV)

Now, when we talk about food and water, we are concerned about something which is already living. So, it is taken for granted that these people already have the Spirit of God in them. In their hearts they have already accepted what the scriptures say about Christ to be true, they have somehow admitted this with their own mouths that Jesus is Lord of their lives and they have committed themselves to live true to that. Because of this, God has made them spiritually alive again by putting His Spirit into them. They are born again.

Our discussion therefore is how to sustain this life that we have received from God through Christ. When Jesus says “Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life”, in the original Greek He means “Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood holds on to eternal life.” That’s why He says that such a person abides(remains) in Me. It’s important at this point to remember what gave birth to us into this life in the first place; it is The Word of God. Because we believed the word that we heard, life came into us.

So, how do we, as incarnations of Christ keep feeding on the flesh of Jesus in order to keep this life that we have received from Him healthy and well-nourished till the day we are freed from the restraints of mortality? This is how; man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of The Lord. The flesh of Jesus is the word of God. We must eat it like our life depends on it, and indeed it does. The same way we approach physical food, we must approach the word of God that way, even more.

The life of God in you, this godliness that we’ve been talking about is fed, nourished and sustained by the word of God. There is a level of God-operation that you cannot participate in if you do not take the word of God serious in your life on a daily basis. You must read it, study it, meditate on it and speak it everyday. That determines how much spiritual nutrition you have in you for when you need to excercise yourself in godliness.

Let me ask you a very serious question, are you really feeding well, or are you spiritually malnourished? The scriptures say, if your strength fails on the day of adversity then your strength is small. Please feed well! Empower yourself to make your own destiny under God. Soak up more of God daily. Absord more and more of God everyday by reading and meditating on His word, so that when life squeezes, God comes out of you.
O LORD COME SOON!

WHAT CALMNS YOUR HUNGER: WHAT SATISFIES YOUR THIRST? (Part One)


But Jesus didn’t give an inch. “Only insofar as you eat and drink flesh and blood, the flesh and blood of the Son of Man, do you have life within you. The one who brings a hearty appetite to this eating and drinking has eternal life and will be fit and ready for the Final Day. My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. By eating my flesh and drinking my blood you enter into me and I into you. In the same way that the fully alive Father sent me here and I live because of him, so the one who makes a meal of me lives because of me. This is the Bread from heaven. Your ancestors ate bread and later died. Whoever eats this Bread will live always.” (John 6:53-58 MSG)

Apart from the air we breath, there are two basic and most important things that sustain life on earth; food and water. They are the most basic of necessities. With both, and without all other things, one will live a normal healthy and unimpaired life. Without them, all other things will be of no use to us.

The Holy Spirit is the air we breath as incarnations of Christ. In human life, we do not make effort to breath, we only make effort when we want to hold our breath. This is also true of our spiritual life, once we have been born into Christ through faith in the gospel of Christ, the Holy Spirit is given to us by the Father, He breaths into us the breath of life. This breath remains in us, and most times, just like in human life, many are unaware of the breath in them, until such a time when they for some reason want to hold their breath or breath faster. As incarnations of Christ we hold our breath each time we want to do something that’s against God’s will and we breath faster whenever we become aware of our need for divine intervention.

With breathing we do not necessarily need to exert effort in order to live a normal life, that is why the scripture doesn’t mention anything about growing the Spirit within us, scripture only talks about quenching the Spirit. 
With food and water on the other hand we must make effort. We must of necessity look for and find them, then we must of necessity put the food in our mouth and swallow it, and also drink the water consciously. To stay alive and live a normal, healthy and fully nourished life we must eat and drink the right food and clean water. As incarnations of Christ, how can we do this? Find out tomorrow in part two of this discussion.
O LORD COME SOON!

TASTE AND SEE!


But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6 NKJV)

There is a popular old proverb from the early 14th century that goes, “all the proof of a pudding is in the eating”. One of the reason why a lot of people find the biblical teaching of denying oneself and subscribing ones value system and paradigm completely to the will and intent of God is simple; it’s because by all physical and “practical” indications they are in the best position to make the decisions about their own life, not some “very old”, if not “outdated” book. They can’t really see how possibly the bible can understand what they’re going through and offer any “practical” help. They seem to have figured it all out on their own. They prefer “practical” and “realistic” solutions.

If you think like that, then hear this; the things you want are in the hands of the thing you detest. The scripture says when a mans ways pleases The Lord, He makes even his enemies at peace with him. My dears, I have tasted, and I have seen that The Lord is good. The closer I get to Him, the more I see that His way is incomparably better than mine. The proof of a pudding is in the eating. You see, you may not understand this proverb if you do not know what a pudding looked like back in the 14th century. It was the intestine of an animal stuffed with a mixture of minced meat, suet, oatmeal, seasoning, etc., and boiled’.

I implore you today brothers and sisters, the idea of giving up control of your life to God may look ridiculous or daunting, in fact, your enemy makes it his business to raise thoughts in your mind, thoughts that keep trying to ensure you don’t see the wisdom in that act of surrender. My dears, if God puts His signature on that cheque; on that thing you want in life, you will cash it with satisfaction. God declares about Jesus, “this is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”. Why? Jesus’ life on earth was an expression of faith. Look at what He said in John 5:30 NIrV, “I can do nothing by myself. I judge only as I hear. And my judging is fair. I do not try to please myself. I try only to please the One who sent me.

This is an expression of faith in the absolute authority, ultimate power and irrefutable wisdom of God. This is what is takes to please God; to agree completely with Him in all things. Do you?
O LORD COME SOON!

THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE!

For me today is one of those days you wish will never come to an end. I can say without any contradiction that today is special, very special indeed and I want to share it with you my dear friends, readers and family.

I started the day feeling like a king, like I have the power to do anything. But it wasn’t just a feeling, it is a reality on the inside of me produced by the Spirit of God from the place of prayer. I could see how everything is possible.

Then, I succeeded in upgrading my iPad OS to the all new iOS 7. What a beautiful thing! Technology is good I must admit. And off to church I went.

As usual I attended two services, one at Dominion City, Victoria Island church where pastor Okey brought the word and dropped it like it’s hot, wow! HIGHLIGHTS: The manifestation of God on earth is the life and works of men like you and I, people who are incarnations of Jesus Christ. So, there is only one savior Jesus Christ in essence, but there are many saviours, instances of Jesus Christ all over the earth in practice. You and I. When I operate from that pedestal and consciousness, my thoughts are the thoughts of God, my words are the words of God, my actions are the works of God and my personality is the very person of God. I walked out of that service feeling like the Christ that I am. And I want you to live the same way.

Then I drove over to the Lagoon Restuarant, to Covenant Christian Centre. Pastor Poju brought in a guest minister, Trina Hankins, wife of Mark Hankins all the way from the US. She and her husband are Word of Faith ministers doing exploits for God. This is a woman who was told by brain surgeons that she has an inoperable brain tumor after she collapsed and woke up in a hospital twenty five years ago. She and her husband demonstrated great faith in the face of that “evil” report. That was what she called it, evil report. Oh God I loved the way she spoke about these things, the mystery of godliness and the practice of faith. 

HIGHLIGHTS: Here’s what they did. They had searched God and found so much that He had spoken about health, healing, wholeness and spiritual authority. So they just put out the word of God in front of them and the report of the enemy just hit the word(shield of faith) and fell to the ground. Then they picked up the sword of the spirit(the word of God on their lips) and kept on speaking it out into the situation, kept on driving that sword into the heart of the enemy, standing their ground and refusing to agree for one second with what the report said, until the doctor came back one day and said, “Mr and Mrs Hankins I don’t know what to say but we can’t find the tumors anymore!”

That is your portion! The Egyptians you see today you shall see them no more in Jesus name! That evil report will change and your enemy will become dumbfounded, because the things that were sent to destroy you shall turn around and make you stronger in Jesus name!

After the service I hooked up with my buddy Wilson Chimezie(The Interpreter) for a while before heading off to Living Fountain orphanage. It was my aunt’s birthday and she felt like celebrating with the lovely kids over at the orphanage. It was a wonderful experience being with such beautiful children.

I ended up at the Civic Centre Victoria Island Lagos for a birthday party. There was a live band and Gordons was the MC. Men it was nice. It felt like really good. I met some very wonderful people. Being there and interacting with people there made me think about a whole lot of things and a whole lot about a very special person.

And here I am, back at home, about to end my day. But how can I do that without sharing the wonderful lessons from church with you, and the things that made today very special for me. May your days be special and filled with joy. Knowing you are out there, knowing you believe in the God that sent me to you, and that you believe also in me enough to read me, that’s the best thing in my life. You are what makes my life really special on a daily basis. Thank you and God bless you. God is taking us somewhere, stick with me let’s achieve great things together. Good night and God bless you richly.
O LORD COME SOON!

KNOW GOD. CONTROL REALITY.


…he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

The second heart setting follows the first. Knowing then that God is, that whatever it is you want, God is. Consequently, whatever it is you want will not be created, it is already in existence. It is in God. For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things,….
So, the second heart setting that everyone who journeys toward God must have is this; if you want to get a cheque from me, one that you can cash from my bank, you look for me not my cheque book or my bank. Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all other things shall be added to you.

The scripture at the beginning of this post says, “God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” The original Greek translated as “diligently seek” means to “search out”. God says to Abraham, “I Am your exceeding great reward”. In the things of this earthly life, observe that power is available to the one who is loyal to the seat of power. There is “nothing” “somewhere” called “answer”: that is something “the one” in possession of the knowledge you seek carry inside himself.

The world you see today and all that exists in it was brought into being by the spoken word of God, reality came from inside God through His spoken word. So now you understand what God means when He says His name is I AM. He means exactly what John said in his opening words;…nothing comes into reality except it already exists in God, and everything that exists inside Him comes into reality by His words(paraphrased).

So then, the answer you get for a specific prayer and the result of your faith walk for a specific thing is another part of God that is given to you as a reward for making the effort to know Him to “that extent”. To get earthly results in life, first “search God for it”. If it’s in God, you can have it on earth. The reason some people get more results than others in the exercise of faith is simply because some people know God more that others. So, put yourself in a position of advantage by growing in Christ. This is why having a bible that you study and meditate on daily with consistent structured prayer is fundamental to how much control you can have over reality. And of course there is that other very important matter of the knowledge gained through the practice of the word.

My dears, the more you draw near to God, the more He will come closer to you, and the clearer you can see Him. The clearer you see Him, the better you understand Him and the better you understand reality, consequently the more control you will have over life. You are in control of your destiny and the things of this life only to the extent to which you know God. You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. Those who seek things put themselves at the mercy of the things they seek, but those who seek God put themselves under the mercy of God and everything else under their own control.
O LORD COME SOON!

ARE YOU REALLY BLESSED?

The things that most people consider as blessings are not really blessings. That you got a new car, or that you won a contract, and such things as these do not in themselves pass as blessings. Every real blessing comes with a responsibility. Most people know this but they put it upside down. The responsibilities are not “what you do to get the blessing”, they are “what you have been commissioned by the blessing to do.” Divine blessings are resource packs, supplies for missions of divine interest, just like evil blessings empower agents of darkness.

I am reminded of the powerful truth that Peter Parker’s(Spider Man) uncle communicated to him just after he(Spider Man) was blessed by the venom of the spider, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Whatever you think is a blessing in your life that is in no way contributing to make this planet a better place, or do some good somewhere for some people besides yourself, believe me, it is not a blessing. I don’t know what it is but I am definitely sure it is not a blessing.

Some preachers peddle a dangerous idea about the blessings of God. They talk about “sowing seeds to attract the blessings of God”, let me tell you my dear brothers and sisters, there is no such thing. The seed(whether financial resources, or the more weightier kind of seeds which are talents, natural gifts, special endowments and things like that) does not attract the blessings of God. The seeds are the blessings of God. They have been given to us to do good with.

Here is something to remember. The one who plants only a little will gather only a little. And the one who plants a lot will gather a lot. You should each give what you have decided in your heart to give. You shouldn’t give if you don’t want to. You shouldn’t give because you are forced to. God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to shower all kinds of blessings on you. In all things and at all times you will have everything you need. You will do more and more good works. It is written, “They have spread their gifts around to poor people. Their good works continue forever.” God supplies seed to the planter. He supplies bread for food. God will also supply and increase the amount of your seed. He will increase the results of your good works. …2 Corinthians 9:6-10 NIrV

We are blessed to do good works, not the other way round. You know a blessed man by the good he does. Jesus was blessed(anointed by the Spirit) and He went about doing good. Mother Theresa was blessed, she went about doing good. That poor lonely widow living near you will be visited by a blessed man the day you pay her a surprise visit and put food on her table and smiles on her face.

Are you really blessed? Remember, with great power comes great responsibility. And I will correctly add, with advantage comes responsibility. I ask you again, are you really blessed?
O LORD COME SOON!