“It will be like a dream

when the Lord comes back with the captives of Zion.

We will laugh and sing happy songs!

Then the other nations will say,

“The Lord did a great thing for Zion!”

Yes, we will be happy

because the Lord did a great thing for us.


So, Lord, bring back the good times,

like a desert stream filled again with flowing water.

Then those who were sad when they planted

will be happy when they gather the harvest!

Those who cried as they carried the seeds

will be happy when they bring in the crops!” (Ps 126)


This is the time for your captivity to end!

This is the time for your mouth to be filled with songs and laughter!

For you that have sown with tears, faithfully over the years!

This is the time to reap a great harvest of joy!

I see you coming back to the place they have rejected you… the Holy Wind blowing…your white dress flowing… your arms heavy with the sheaves of unexpected blessings from unexpected places…Yes, this is the time!


In Christ I declare:

No more delay!

This is the time for my harvest of blessings!

I rejoice!

I sing!

In Jesus name,






“Now here’s a surprise: The master praised the crooked manager! And why? Because he knew how to look after himself. Streetwise people are smarter in this regard than law-abiding citizens. They are on constant alert, looking for angles, surviving by their wits. I want you to be smart in the same way—but for what is right—using every adversity to stimulate you to creative survival, to concentrate your attention on the bare essentials, so you’ll live, really live, and not complacently just get by on good behavior” (Lk 16:8, 9; TM)


The parable of ‘The Unjust Steward’ is one of the most difficult to understand. But it is the Lord who said it, so we have to pay the price for a better understanding of it. First of all we remind ourselves that it is not the description of a true event. A parable is a short, imaginary story that illustrates a moral or religious principle. We shall seek to find the lessons to apply in our lives and the spiritual laws that have eternal value.


This is the story: A rich man received an accusation against his manager, that he was wasteful with his goods. He gave him quick notice to bring all his accounting books that he is fired. There was no begging…

This manager was probably living luxuriously. Let’s imagine some details about this man: When he was hired, he was a jobless and homeless man living on the streets. But since working for the rich man, his life has changed dramatically. Possibly, he has hired a big house in an expensive estate; he had a big car; his ‘new’ wife dresses fashionably; his children go to an expensive private school… He maybe had the right to use his discretion in paying his living allowance. But he decided to ‘live big’…That is how (some jealous) people saw it and accused him to his master. Now his wonderful job was terminated… What can he do, to still live happily, according to his standard? He quickly thought about other options…A low paying job like digging gutters is out of the question. Begging is also ruled out for he still needs to keep his reputation as a successful man…

What else can he do, with the little time left at his big desk?

He decided to accept the accusation of ‘wasting money’ and used it in his favor. He quickly made some mental calculations: his master is a good man. But he is disappointed in him and he has lost his respect.  But the manager does not want to completely cut himself off from his master’s life and blessings. If he cannot go and visit his former boss, who has been so good to him, at least he can make friends with his friends and business associates. They all depend on the rich man for their survival. So he calls them, one by one, not complaining about his loss, but blessing them. He chose to invest in their lives. Before his master’s debtors knew about his true condition, he reduced their debt. For the last few minutes at his desk, he still had that right. That was a great favor done to them. This was in his mind: ‘May this sacrificial favor done to others be a seed to come back as an harvest to me and my family…’ He invested in their friendship that may last a life time. Even when his former master shall forget about him, his people shall remember him still, for good, and continue to pray for him. That was a fast wise move…

Much later, when his former master discovered what had happened, he was amazed at his wisdom. He could not continue to be angry with him. He even recommended him to others as an example of a good investor, even if he did it at his own expense.


Jesus then uses this story to give us spiritual laws to apply to our lives. Please think seriously about these:

It is not enough to desire and pray for more money. First of all, pray that you understand how money works, according to the Bible! You cannot avoid money. To be ignorant or intimidated by money is a sin. Pray that you can be the master of money; never its servant. Money should never dominate your thinking until you become an old greedy selfish and foolish man. Money is a bad master but it can be a wonderful servant if you know how to ‘train him’ to work for you. The Bible teaches you that! Use money to gain spiritual blessings. Invest money in God’s work! Invest money in the lives and ministries of God’s people.

Please answer the following questions:

Are you emotionally and spiritually depended on your job…or on God?

Are you afraid of poverty, of riches or you fear God alone?

Do you pay your tithe?

Are you investing money in God’s work and in God’s people, to the satisfaction of your conscience…or not?

Are you spiritually and financially wise and prudent…or not?

Can I recommend you to heaven (in prayer) that God should trust you with more money…or not?

Is Mammon your good and faithful servant…or not?

Is Jehovah Jireh your God…or not?


In Christ I declare:

I depend on God for my very life!

I fear God alone!

I pay my tithe!

I invest in God’s work and in the lives and ministries of God’s people!

I am spiritually and financially wise and prudent!

Jehovah Jireh is my God!

Jesus Christ is my Lord!

Mammon is my servant!

It works for me!

To the glory of God!

In Jesus name




We are building a new Sanctuary for our church. It is called Father’s House Bible Church, Warri, Nigeria. The whole project is a miracle, Pastor Leigh announced to the church that we shall not take any loan from the Bank and we shall do no ‘launching’ to raise funds. We shall only trust God and pray. If the money is finished, he said, then we stop and pray some more. To the glory of God we did not stop since we started it. The flour and the oil promise worked for us too, not only for Elijah! Praise the Lord!

Five containers with floor tiles came today from Turkey. Brother B K shows me a sample. It is very beautiful!

To God be all the glory!





“But thanks be to God! For through what Christ has done, he has triumphed over us so that now wherever we go he uses us to tell others about the Lord and to spread the Gospel like a sweet perfume” (2Cor 2:14, LB)


The favor given to Esther by the king is greater than all her imaginations. He quickly answers all her petitions. Nothing is too big or too difficult for the king to give to her. The glory he extends to Esther is so much more than the pain she had suffered. That is called ‘favor of God’.

This is the story of the Bible! This is the Gospel of Christ! Jesus is our eternal and just King who delights in executing judgment on earth. There is a time of reckoning. There is time called ‘the day of the Lord’, when His judgment is revealed. At last, the thief is caught and he has to restore many times over from all that he stole. The victim is freed and promoted above the oppressor. The silent one can finally speak and sing. Sin, the bondage of fear of death, all evil is destroyed and replaced with a life of ‘happiness and joy, gladness and honor’ (Est 8:16)


God ‘delights in judgment’ (Jer 9:24). This is a spiritual law and it is a great encouragement for the believers, for the victims during times of persecution. The devil tempts us to forget it. We have the impression that God has abandoned us and that He is not fair to our suffering. We see the wicked prosper and we feel ‘cheated’. This period may be longer than we expected. But God is training us thru the fire of pain to mature our faith. Every tear that falls is counted by God! The training unto godliness is painful and lonely. The time between suffering and victory is not easy. God alone knows that moment of transition.

The righteous man is rescued from trouble and it comes on the wicked instead” (PV 11:8)

God is always in charge. For the woman in labor, there is a moment when the pain is over and the baby is born. That moment, is pure joy. No barren woman can imagine it. The body has no memory and immediately forgets the pain. Rest, peace and joy follow. This is the testimony of victory for all the saints! God is faithful! God never fails! Suddenly, the tables are over-turned; the innocent victim is released and becomes the judge of the wicked. The glory of the power of resurrection replaces the shame of defeat and death. There is no fairy tale as beautiful and exciting as the Gospel of Christ. In Him, you are invited to partake from the same glory of sweet victory!


The story of Calvary is the total triumph of good over evil. This is the eternal signature of God over His creation. Sometimes is faintly seen and other times is clearer. But it is always there. Look for it! It shall manifest! Like the rainbow after the storm, God smiles in victory.  The whole heaven resounds with the sound of ‘Halleluiah’! Heaven is not a quiet place. It is the platform to reveal the final eternal justice of God and the victory of the saints, manifested in Christ Jesus, the Lord!


Dear Child of God, Fear not! God is able to change and empower you to be His ambassador! He has helped me and He will help you! Power, promotion and visibility are not designed for selfish gain. Serve God! Worship God! Preach His Gospel! Your destiny is to manifest the reality of the kingdom of God on earth for the glory of God in heaven! ‘This is my story, this is my song…’


In Christ I declare:

I am a king, a priest and an ambassador of Christ on earth!

I overcome evil with good! Always!

I am free to serve God and worship Him forever!

My sickness, my bondage, my sins are in my past!

God has given me a future and a hope!

I am a living witness!

The Hope of Glory is my portion!

(Old) age is just a number. The power of Resurrection quickens my body soul and spirit!

To the glory of God!

In Jesus name




There is an open door of victory in the Spirit realm! A door of successful warfare! See it open before you! Pass through it to the other side! God has changed your story! From failure to victory! From fear to faith! From poverty to riches! From sickness to health! From barrenness to fruitfulness! God is faithful! You shall see the manifestation of God’s grace in action!
Like the Jews who totally destroyed those who hated them, who attacked them…you shall do the same! You shall rejoice like never before!
There is great wailing in the Kingdom of Darkness! For the devil has promised to give them our blessings…but now, the wicked people are completely disappointed! Good has overcome the evil in the land! Do not be sorry for the devil, for he was not sorry for you! Many people shall hear your testimony of healing, of breakthrough and shall become born again! Nothing can stop your victory! The devil’s effort was too little, too late!


Praise the Lord!!!!!
Faith 100%! Doubt 0%! (Esther 8-9)
He that has ears to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches!

In Christ I declare:
I have won the victory!
My testimony as a soldier of Christ is confirmed!
My enemies are all defeated and disappointed!
All glory to God!
In Jesus name



‘You have not gone up to the breaches in the wall to repair it for the people of Israel so that it will stand firm in the battle on the day of the Lord…I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before Me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one” (Ez 13:5; 22:30)

God is looking for intercessors. During the time of Ezekiel, He found none He could use. He wanted to see a man or a woman, to volunteer ‘to repair the breeches in the wall’. God expects us to build a wall of protection around our lives, families, cities and nations. This wall is made of prayers and supplications. We are to be watchful to discover any gap, any possible damage or any false door in the wall. It is our responsibility as priests and kings to watch over the protection of our flock entrusted to our care. We are to be the spiritual covering of the weak who cannot pray for themselves. God is seeking for intercessors and for worshippers! God is actively seeking for people who pray!

Why do intercessors are so scarce? What is intercession?
Intercession is a form of prayer when you plead with God for the needs of others. It is the skill of ‘pressing on’ and of ‘taking hold’ of God’s will about a situation, refusing to let go until it comes to pass. Love is not selfish. True intercession is love in action. Intercession is a prayer that doesn’t give up; it endures all setbacks and overcomes every obstacle. True intercession is always successful. It is best described as spiritual warfare. The victory gained in the Spirit realm shall manifest in the natural. Intercession is the secret key of eternal change and revival in the lives of other peoples, families and nations.

There is a difference between an intercessor and a person who prays. Any person can pray, but not all praying people are intercessors. An intercessor is a person who by the calling of God chooses to be a mediator on behalf of those who cannot pray for themselves. Intercessors make requests, urge, plead, beg, counsel, discuss, risk, sacrifice, and make war on different issues relating to the weaker ones. They literarily save people’s lives and actively populate heaven.

In the Bible there are some great intercessors: Abraham, Moses, Esther, Nehemiah, Abigail, David, Daniel and others. These were all bold as lions. Intercessors are not necessarily strong personalities from birth. But they become strong and bold in the Spirit. Watch a mother bird when a threat comes too close to her nest! Suddenly something happens to her. She gets ready to fight unto death protecting her young. In the same way, an intercessor’s heart becomes alive and strong when he perceives a threat against his ‘little ones’.

Why so few intercessors? It is because of selfishness. I know many people who have chronic diseases and pray for themselves for years with no result. But they are slow to accept the call of intercession to pray for others with similar infirmities.
One of the signs of a true intercessor is his willingness to cooperate with God. ‘Forced’ intercession does not exist. A volunteer is someone who is not necessarily asked, but he freely steps forward in order to accomplish something. He is willing to risk his life to save others. He steps in between the good and the bad. He has no fear for God leads him to pray. All intercessors have this in common: they know God intimately. They use that place of favor to boldly pray for others and do great exploits.

The secret and source for true intercession is the ministry of Jesus Christ as the High Priest in heaven. He personally leads and oversees the ministry of intercession on earth. If you are willing to be used by the Lord, then come to the Cross. You yield to the Holy Spirit. Then you do on earth what you see Jesus doing in heaven. You discover that you have the authority to bind satan in the lives of the people you pray for. Then the victory shall come and circumstances change for the better. Sick people get healed of incurable diseases, bondages are broken, the oppressed are set free and revival comes to the city you pray for. The reward for the ministry of intercession is the intimate communion with the Holy Spirit and a blessed fruitful life to the glory of God! There is no greater gift than that!

In Christ I declare:
I willingly present myself as a vessel to be used by God as an intercessor!
Revival shall come to my family, my city and from here, to the nations!
Souls shall be saved; people shall be healed and delivered!
Of the increase of the Kingdom of God there shall be no end!
To the glory of God!
In Jesus name


“That evening as He sat eating with the Twelve, He said, “One of you will betray Me. Sorrow chilled their hearts, and each one asked, “Am I the one?” (Mt 26:20-22)

Just before the Last Supper, at the table, Jesus reveals the pain of betrayal. This morning, in the church, we took the Holy Communion and asked the Lord the very same question. ‘Am I the one, Lord?’ The reason for the question is this: except the Holy Spirit reveals to you the sin of betrayal, you will never know it at the surface. The Holy Spirit leads us into the deep things of God. We then put on our ‘diving gear’, also called ‘the whole armor of God’ and we jumped into the river of life. Most times the anointing comes slowly as the service progresses. But this morning it came as a hurricane. It stunned the whole congregation. No one was able to even move. We all felt the pain of our Lord like Calvary happened today, here in Warri, Nigeria. We prayed and searched our hearts for hidden seeds of crime against love.
To betray it simply means to become an enemy to your friend. It means to deliver a friend to his enemy; to fail or abandon a friend in time of need; to expose a friend to danger by disclosing a secret against his will; to seduce and then to forsake. Betrayal is a sin against love, covenant friendship and trust. The opposite of betrayal means to remain faithful and honest to your friends, until the end. It means to be romantically holy and to love forever!

Betrayal is one of the most terrifying pains man will ever know. I read that about 25% of men and women commit adultery at least once in their life time. Adultery is a form of betrayal. It means that a quarter of humanity knows this pain. Millions have wept lonely tears on a pillow; if of silk or dirty plastic, it does not matter. Pain is pain.
A wise man said long ago: ‘Betrayal is the harshest pain…the willful slaughter of hope… Before a man betrays his country or his friend, he must betray his conscience. For as long as there is love, and trust, the beast of betrayal shall be hungry for more victims’

Why do people betray one another? The main reason is anger. Each relationship must grow thru little pains, one at a time. Each time truth is revealed, there is pain. No one is perfect but if you want to have friends, if you desire marriage, pain must follow. As believers, we are to carry our pains to the Cross. In the absence of that, the pain will become bitterness and eventually it ends in betrayal. Long before Judas betrayed his Master, the seeds of his anger and frustration with the Son of God started growing in his heart. He was an ambitious man. He slowly discovered that he could not manipulate Jesus. He could not become the leader of the band of twelve. After three years of following Jesus, he saw no visible gain to boast about or carry home. He then decided to steal money; at least he will recover his ‘school fees’. Eventually, bitterness griped his heart, darkness prevailed and he chose to reject the only thing of value that he could have had: his relationship with his best Friend, Mentor and God.
Betrayal is a silent poison long before it becomes visible and has power to hurt another.

But the worst form of betrayal is drawing back from the passion of true love. The worst betrayal is to forsake your first love, Jesus Christ, your Lord. You used to laugh together, share special moments together, you used to pray for and encourage one another…but know the heart is closing down…just greetings from afar…your friend speaks but you do not hear, the iceberg of betrayal has settled in between…You may still go to church, you may sing the songs, or even preach at the pulpit, but the heart is slowly drawing back from the hot passion of loudly calling Jesus as your Lover and Lord and from dancing unashamedly in His presence… The betrayal of the heart of worship, the worst pain even God feels, the grieving of the Holy Spirit…and all the while men still applaud for you and call you ‘great’…
“Am I the one, Lord?’

In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God!
I love God with all my heart!
I love others with the love of God!
I can never be ashamed of Jesus!
It is better for me to die and go to heaven, than to betray my Lord!
In Jesus name





“So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him” (1Sam 17:50)


Tonight, the devil was disgraced. He tried to deceive us to grieve the Holy Spirit but he completely failed. Where the Spirit is there is liberty. This liberty is so sweet, impossible to describe in words. Sometimes people are tired. But tonight, the service started with strong prayers. Then the praise went up like fire. We sensed that the Holy Spirit wanted us to pray for fire, purifying fire, power fire! We continued to pray for fire! About an hour later the fire of the Holy Ghost came down on us all! There was a strong ‘deliverance’ anointing. I cannot describe in words…We got drunk in the Spirit and danced with the Lord. The whole congregation was touched and became free. Sickness ran away. Discouragement disappeared. The hope of glory became real. People believed. ‘JESUSSSSSSS….’ Faith in the power of the name of Jesus is all that we needed. Truth is simple when truth is believed! You learn more in a minute under the anointing of the Holy Spirit than in one year in a Bible school where there is no anointing. ‘More, Lord, more….’


Then the Word came: How did David killed Goliath? What are the means God wants us to use for victory?

Goliath ‘despised’ David. The word means to look down with contempt at somebody who is weak, small, worthless, and insignificant. A proud person looks down on others as wasting his time, unworthy of notice.

Then Goliath made the mistake ‘to curse David by his gods…’ Dagon was the main god of the Philistines. With this provocation, the battle has now shifted from the Valley of Elah to the heavenly realm. Jehovah is on David’s side. Dagon is on Goliath side. The foolish giant saw only a boy. If he could have seen who was ‘backing the kid’ he could have dropped his sword and ran away to save his life. His pride and blindness killed him even before the stone touched his forehead. For no one can curse a child of God and live!


Dagon was the principal deity of the Philistines, who was ‘imported’ from Assyria and Babylon. Its symbol was a seed or a fish. That means multiplication. He was the god of fertility, harvest and war. The Philistines depended on Dagon for success in battle and they offered various sacrifices for his favor.

Goliath cursed David by the power of Dagon…That is suicide! Without armor, without sword, with just a sling and a stone, David killed the mighty Goliath.

Who is the giant that persecutes you?  What is the hindrance that blocks your way?

Learn from David…do not be deceived: the danger of evil attack is real, but you cannot use the armor of Saul…worldly strategy will fail in spiritual warfare!

What is your sword? You cannot use human resources to promote the interest of the Kingdom of God!

If you want a testimony for the world to know your God, if you want to be more than a champion, then as a believer, you cannot use ‘capital’ to start a business, build a house or buy a car! You cannot use beauty of charm to marry! You cannot depend only on doctors for healing! All these are the swords of men used by unbelievers. These will fail you in spiritual warfare! You need a testimony that will give all the glory to God! You need a breakthrough that will encourage the weak and the needy! Like David, use the sling that you are familiar with! Let your faith increase! Pray that ‘little old prayer’ and the heavens will open! Sing that ‘old chorus’ that you know so well until God comes down! Seek until you find! There is hope for you…

David was a true champion. Sorry, David was more than a champion. Let David be your brother! Let David be your twin brother! Be inspired today to stand for Jesus! Welcome to the family of God!


In Christ I declare:

‘In all these things we are more than conquerors thru Him who loved us!’ (Rom 8:37)

In Jesus name






“Don’t worry about a thing,” David told him. “I’ll take care of this Philistine!”

 “Don’t be ridiculous!” Saul replied. “How can a kid like you fight with a man like him? You are only a boy, and he has been in the army since he was a boy!” (1Sam 17:32, 33, LB)


Rejected by his jealous older brother, David is summoned by no other man than Saul. Like the rest of his army, the king was also terrified. He was probably searching for any ray of hope in an impossible situation. Hearing that there was a man around who was not afraid to confront the giant, he sent for David to come. But seeing the young shepherd, his first reaction was disappointment, quickly followed by doubt. Just like Goliath later, he calls David ‘a kid, a boy’. Both by size and by age, David was not a match for the giant.

Obviously, Saul is not a man of faith. He is blind to the presence of God in David’s life. He is a man of the flesh, full of fear, doubt and inferiority complex. To him, David looks too young and too small for such a confrontation. He interviews David about his past experience as a soldier. Confronted with royal doubts, ‘the kid’ overcomes them with a great confession of faith. This is the moment when David’s hidden testimony as a friend of God shines in all its glory. The young man who wrote ‘The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want…” calmly stands before King Saul. The true royal heavenly anointing glitters on the head of David…Without fear for his life or desire for any reward, he speaks (I paraphrase):


‘It is true your majesty, that I do not have any experience as a regular soldier. I did not kill any man. But I am not a novice in the battle field. God is my witness! I am a shepherd and I love my sheep. I know each one of them by name. I am ready to lay down my life for my sheep. I had to fight in the wilderness with wild animals who wanted to kill my flock. God is always by my side and each time He gave me the victory. I have killed lions and bears, wild beasts that are stronger than men. This pagan giant insults the name of my God, and threatens to kill God’s flock. For that reason alone, He has to die. The same God, who delivered me then, shall deliver me now. I am sure! Don’t worry your majesty, I will kill him!”


Half convinced, and in the absence of any other contender for the position of a national hero, Saul agrees to give David a chance. The last thing he does before the battle, he offers his armor to David. It is possible that Saul’s trust was in his armor. But the king was a head taller than all the men in Israel, so his armor was surely too big for David. Possibly, he wanted to look like a loving protecting father. If David by any chance defeats the giant, he will later patronize him. As a father and a son, or as the mentor relates to his student, Saul wanted to take some glory, in case of an unexpected victory against the giant. Not long after this day, Saul proves to be a wicked, jealous, petty and foolish man. Not only Goliath, but later, even Saul will lose his head and his crown to this ‘kid’.


Dear friend, may you be encouraged today to stand for God, to be jealous for His Name, to redeem all opportunities to glorify Him forever! If God is on your side, as he was with David, no giant will be too big for you! Sickness and oppression have to bow at the name of Jesus! Why are you satisfied with just surviving? Why do you doubt and ‘play safe’? Only faith in God is safe! Be a hero! Be a champion for Christ! Be an inspiration to other young people! Answer God’s call! Come out from your comfort zone! Try something new! Fulfill your destiny!


In Christ I declare:

I reject all doubts!

I trust in God and in His Word!

I shall not look at the size of any ‘giant’ but I shall look unto Jesus, who is the Author and Finisher of my faith!

I shall defeat all opposition in my path to glorify God!

My testimony of healing and deliverance shall inspire many!

To the glory of God!

In Jesus name






“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith…”

“Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses” (1Pet 5:8, 9; PV 27:6)

We are warned to be alert spiritually. We are to be care-free from anxiety but not care- less, lazy or forgetful spiritually! The devil is your enemy! Never forget that! You can never settle with the devil! An enemy is one who opposes your progress in life, who actively seeks to injure, overthrow, confuse or kill you.

The devil is like a hungry lion. The ‘fragrance of Christ’ in the mature believers excites him like mad and increases his appetite. He aim is ‘to devour’ the victim. The word means to swallow alive. If you are careless spiritually, the devil is able to attack and in one second you shall be ‘gone’ from the face of the earth. ‘Watch and pray’ –commands our Lord! Your very life depends on your diligent prayer!


One of the most common strategies of the devil is confusion of mind. Under his evil attack you may not be able to differentiate between a friend and an enemy. A true friend may wound you with ‘harsh’ words, give you pain with ‘tough love’. His purpose is to wake you up to the reality of danger. That is a blessing! But an enemy comes with sweet poetic romantic words of flattery. His show of love is excessive, intoxicating your emotions with a magical luxury and an abundance of gifts. This is the prologue of the sad story of Samson and Delilah, a dangerous snare, a burden of false love, oppression too much to bear. The ‘multiplied kisses’ of the enemy are a poison designed to deceive the victim into becoming a foolish loser at last.


The devil has different strategies when attacking the young believers and the mature spiritual man. The lion in the wild can teach us some lessons.

Do you know how a lion kills his victim? If it is a small animal, the lion jumps and kills it instantly with his heavy paw. But if the animal is big, he changes his strategy. The lion attacks and jumps to the face of the animal. With his big open mouth he closes the nose and the mouth of the victim so that he suffocates. Unable to breathe, the animal falls down. Then the lion bites its neck and kills it. The scientists call this method to kill ‘the kiss of death’. This is a great lesson from nature. The devil attacks the mature believer by trying to quench the Holy Spirit in him. He will not be able to breathe spiritually, to be filled with the Holy Spirit, to pray, to sing or to shout the name of Jesus. This attack is described as a feeling of drowning, oppression or a sudden heavy load of anxiety pouncing on you. Resist and reject the devil- lion! Do not be intimidated by his roar!  Fight for your soul! Fight for your testimony! Fight for your health! The greater Lion of Judah, the Lion of Praise is by your side!


Even so, come Lord Jesus!


In Christ I declare:

I resist the devil, he shall flee from me!

I hate all lies, flattery and the deception of the devil!

I stand firm in the faith!

I reject all fears and occult intimidation!

I am free! I am healed! I am delivered!

I am grateful for my faithful wounding friends who saved my life!

My mouth is open to shout the name of Jesus and to give Him praise forever!

In Jesus name






“When Eliab, David’s oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, “Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle.”

“Now what have I done?” said David. “Can’t I even speak?” He then turned away to someone else and brought up the same matter…” (1Sam 17:28-30)


David’s three older brothers were soldiers in Saul’s army. Eliab was the oldest. When he saw David talking with other soldiers in the camp, he became very angry. He then insulted David, blaming him unfairly to be irresponsible, proud and wicked. He said that David was looking for entertainment coming to ‘watch the battle’. ‘What battle’- you may ask? For forty days Goliath was bullying all of them and they trembled like leaves in the wind.

Just few days earlier God rejected Elaib as the possible king of Israel. He looked good but his heart was bad. His rejection was confirmed when in the presence of father Jesses and all his other sons, David, the youngest, was anointed as the new king of Israel. It is possible that from that moment he became jealous and bitter against David. Face to face with unjust accusation and jealousy, David did the right thing: He did not waste time quarreling with Eliab. He ‘turned away…’ and continued to do the right thing. Eventually, King Saul heard about him and called him to his tent. What his brother rejected, the king accepted. There is no better rebuke to jealousy than that.


Jealousy can kill. Jealousy was the reason why the religious leaders plotted against Jesus to kill Him. Reject this evil spirit from your heart! If God blessed and promotes you, the spirit of jealousy shall manifest in people close to you. It is very painful when men who are supposed to help and encourage you, persecute you for your faith. You have to detect this evil spirit of jealousy in others. You have to die to it and move on with your life. Men’s opinions are nothing compared with the truth, which is God’s opinion. That should be your desire, to please God and to fulfill your destiny. The following are some clear signs that others are jealous on you:

*A jealous man will warn, rebuke or insult you in public. By bringing you down he feels better. The truth is that we all need to be rebuked sometimes. But a true friend speaks the truth in love and rebukes you in private.

*A jealous man will gossip against you. Gossip is a classical sign of jealousy.

*A jealous man is oversensitive, easily angry and generally moody.

*A jealous man finds it hard to congratulate you.

May God help you to pass the test of overcoming jealousy!


In Christ I declare:

I refuse to be intimidated by jealous and bitter words!

I refuse to be jealous on any other person!

I am satisfied with God’s portion for my life!

I am happy when others are successful in ministry, giving all the glory to God!

If the devil likes it or not, I move on with my life!

God is on my side!

In Jesus name






“On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified” (1Sam:11; NIV)


David arrived at the battle ground with home supplies of ‘bread and cheese’ for his brothers. Before he could confront Goliath, he had to pass three spiritual tests. David had to successfully stand for God in the midst of three different levels of temptations: the crowd of cowards, the jealous brothers and the foolish king. We too can learn great wisdom from him for these lessons are eternal spiritual principles.


The crowd was ‘dismayed and terrified’. The word ‘dismayed’ means to lose courage, focus and resolution because of fear. All the people were discouraged, confused, depressed and weak. From King Saul down to the least soldier, no one could even imagine that he can stand up and fight Goliath. The evil spirit of fear in the giant has bullied them all into spiritual passivity. Each man was compelled into forced submission. This is how an inferiority complex develops affecting a man’s behavior for the rest of his life.  A coward is forced to bow down thru insults, arrogant speech or aggressive behavior. The evil spirits speak with pride and attack to cause deep damage to the victim, especially his will.

It has been proven that a true champion is one who is prepared spiritually and mentally prepared to stand and fight when necessary. It is not just the strength of the body. The mental preparation to believe that you can win the battle is more important than the readiness of body. The evil spirits attack the soul which is defined as the totality of the mind, emotions and will. Under constant intimidation from demons, the mind gets confused, the emotions go erratic and the will is paralyzed. Spiritual passivity is always the effect of occult attacks and a failure to win against them.


Under the bullying of Goliath, the whole army became paralyzed with fear. Please take note: the king’s promises of material wealth to the winner could not overcome the fear.  Money, royal marriage and social status, all these earthly rewards, could not change a sinner into a saint. Money can pay for a hireling, but it can never change a coward into a champion. Only the Holy Spirit can make a man of God! David’s main reason for fighting Goliath was to give glory to God. His second reason was that by his example, God’s people should be encouraged. These are the true motives for successful ministry! Selah!


In Christ I declare:

I reject the evil spirit of fear!

I shall fear no man and no circumstances, because I fear God!

My life and ministry shall give glory to God!

My life and ministry shall encourage the people!

I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me!

Holy Spirit, please fill me…

In Jesus name






“Choose a man and have him come down to me. If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us” (1Sam 17:8, 9; NIV)

What Goliath proposed to God’s people is fair enough. He was confident that he will win. He wanted a public display of victory that will go into the history of his nation. The trouble was that not even one soldier from Israel was bold enough to accept the proposal. From King Saul, to the field commanders and to the rest of the soldiers, they were all ‘dismayed and terrified’. That was the scene that young David met when he came with the bread and cheese to feed his older brothers. What all people saw and heard were the terrifying words of a killer giant. But what David heard was the voice of God who said to him: ‘You can kill him. I am at your side!”

Goliath died long ago, but his spirit leaves on. There are many spiritual ‘giants’ who intimidate God’s people, even today. What is the giant that terrifies you? Is it the evil spirit of fear? Or lust? Or is it Mammon?

This is a spiritual principle: you either kill the giant or he will take you prisoner! For example: you do not attack a witch, using the power of flesh because you shall lose the battle! That particular failure shall affect your family and children! Who knows what your parents have done in the past…if they have foolishly confronted evil people…and lost the battle… They may never tell you the truth about their spiritual failures, but you can sense that all is not well with their children. Some families are known for being in trouble often, for being losers always. This may have a spiritual root, a covenant done with evil spirits that is still active. You need to pray and identify the source of failure. Ask yourself…Why, with all the efforts over the years, you are still poor? Why, with all the doctors treating you and the provision of a health insurance, you are still sick? Why do all your relationships end in failure or divorce?  Why do you have this tendency to be depressed? From where do panic attacks come to you? These are questions you should pray about for they may reveal the need to expose evil covenants done in the past.

David confronted Goliath, not for fun or fame, but for the glory of God! He killed him! According to the proposal, all the Philistines became the prisoners of war to God’s people. Spiritually speaking, if the Holy Spirit leads you to confront a stronghold of evil spirits, you shall surely win against them. The human agents of these demons shall become your converts, your ‘subjects’. God shall give them to you as a trophy and reward for successful warfare. This is ‘the organic’ growth of ministry that gives glory to God. If God is on your side you shall do great exploits and many prisoners shall be set free. With each victory against evil strongholds, ‘my subjects’ are increasing…O, what a wonderful way to fill a church! All glory to God!

In Christ I declare:

I destroy all evil agreements done by my parents, knowingly or un-knowingly!

I declare freedom to the spiritual captives in my family!

I plead the Blood of Jesus over my life, my marriage and children!

We are free indeed, to serve and worship the Living God!

I shall preach the Gospel of Christ Crucified to my last breath!

Many shall hear, shall believe, shall be set free and shall rejoice!

To the glory of God!

In Jesus name







“One day Jesse said to David: “Take a half-bushel of this roasted grain and these ten loaves of bread, and hurry with them to your brothers in the camp. And take these ten cheeses to the commanding officer” (1Sam 17, 18; GNB)


David and Goliath…all children love this story. But can we the adults learn anything new? That shall be our challenge tonight. ‘Holy Spirit, come…”

David was about seventeen years old. He was the youngest son in the family of Jesse. He is a shepherd working for his dad. His life could have been a boring routine, except that ‘God is on his side’ (Ps 124). He just got anointed by Prophet Samuel as the new King of Israel. But after that wonderful day, things went back to normal…back to taking care of the sheep…except that now, the Spirit of God is upon David and nothing shall be the same again.

This day seem to be like every other day. Father Jesse sends him to his brothers with bread and cheese. Before sun set, he will be the new champion of Israel.


Lesson for us: Be content to do ‘ordinary’ ministry! Do not hurry to be famous! Never fear humility! Learn the power of preparation in the secret place! Submit to your leaders! Be satisfied to work for your ‘father in Christ’ or your pastor! Be faithful in little things! God knows and God sees! This is the preparation of God’s hero! There shall be a moment when you shall stand and fight in public! God is and shall be on your side! Your humility and faithfulness in the secret place shall be rewarded with faith to move mountains and strength to kill all giants!


In Christ I declare:

I submit to God and to the authority God has placed upon me!

God is on my side!

I can never lose!

I am faithful in little things!

I shall be promoted!

I prepare for greater victories ahead!

In Jesus name





“Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. And the king gave a great banquet, Esther’s banquet, for all his nobles and officials. He proclaimed a holiday throughout the provinces and distributed gifts with royal liberality” (Est 2:17, 18)

The women fellowship in our church organized a love feast today. This is to celebrate the gift of love in marriage. We fasted and prayed daily in the month of January. We prayed for revival and other needs. The main opposition we had was the evil spirit of seduction and false prophets (we named them Vashti and Haman, as in the story of Esther). We did warfare and gained the victory. We decided to organize a love feast. Each sister brought food or drinks. More than 60 couples came. This is the first time we did such a banquet in our church. As Nigerian men are not too ‘romantic’ with their wives, we take this to be a great breakthrough in their marriages.

The following are some prayer points concerning the banquet:

*By faith we shall organize a love feast called Esther’s banquet.

*Like Esther found favor with king Xerxes, we have found favor with King Jesus and our husbands!


*This banquet is a sign that we have won the victory in the name of Jesus!

*It shall be on Friday evening (so called ‘Valentine’s Day’); 5-7 pm in the church’s sanctuary

*We shall invite our husbands. They shall come and we shall all be happy!

*Dress code traditional (both you and your husband), any color, any tribe

*We shall all contribute to the success of the banquet

*We shall hire tables and chairs… we shall wrap the chairs with ribbons (as they do at receptions)

*We need serviettes, little vases with flowers, little candles and other things to beautify the tables

*Menu shall be complete: rice, fried meat, fried chicken, banga soup, small chops (spring rolls…), cake, fruits, water, can drinks, wine…etc…All food shall be very tasty and well presented, to the glory of God

*We shall not use paper, plastic disposable things on the table. All plates, cutlery and glasses are the ‘real’ ones

*The women whose husbands cannot come on Friday, are free to contribute and attend

*No one shall be sick after the banquet! There shall be no regrets, no quarrels, no bitterness! We forbid it!

*By faith we pray that God will touch our marriages and ‘the water shall be turned into wine’

*We shall trust God for a new beginning in our lives and marriages

*The women shall keep quiet allowing the Holy Spirit to touch our husband to talk to us (PV 31:28-31)

*We trust God for miracles of healing, deliverance, financial and anointing. Our marriages shall be more romantic

*The barren in our midst shall conceive and have children

*The single sisters who trust God that they shall marry in 2014 and volunteer to help at the banquet shall receive ‘a royal virgin daughter’s garment’ as a gift

*We shall all relax and be very happy, grateful to God for the privilege of knowing Jesus as our Savior, for the gift of marriage and children. All to the glory of God!


In Christ we declare:

By the Blood of the Lamb, we are saved!

We are women of God like Sarah, Leah, Esther, Deborah, Ruth, Abigail, Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary of Bethany…We shall fulfill our destiny!

We are free from the spell of any evil spirit! Our enemies are defeated already!

Our marriages and children are blessed! The work of our hands is blessed! Our ministries are blessed!

Father’s House Bible Church is blessed!

To God be all the glory!

In Jesus name




“Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel” (Mk 1:14, 15; RSV)

The doctrine of repentance is basic in understanding the supernatural change, how a sinner becomes saved. Please pay the price to understand the true doctrines of the Bible. You need to know the theory before you can apply it in practical daily living. This is a true saying: good doctrine- good character- good behavior; bad doctrine- bad character- bad behavior. You cannot change your bad behavior just like that. You need to know the true doctrines of the Bible and the change shall manifest, by the power of the Holy Spirit!

Repentance is a Biblical word. Many people who come to church lack the understanding of it. Many pastors avoid preaching about it for fear that the congregation shall be hurt and leave. That is why many churches are filled with religious men and women who are not saved. But without repentance men cannot be saved. Repentance is the spiritual process that applies mostly to the change of mind, when a sinner becomes saved.

True repentance starts with the acknowledgement that you are a sinner. You stop arguing or defending yourself. By the power of the Holy Spirit you start to genuinely feel sorry for your sin and hate it. You deeply regret offending God. The skill of hypocrisy is paralyzed. Godly sorrow that leads to repentance is an extremely painful experience. There is no pain like it! You feel like dying… It is a baptism of fire…If you have not passed thru this you will never know the deep pain of a sinner going to hell. Then by the power of the Holy Spirit you turn away from sin, you forsake the life of sin and you turn the Cross of Christ pleading to obtain mercy. At the foot of the Cross you totally surrender your life, unconditionally to Jesus Christ! There are no pre-conditions! With all your heart you believe that Jesus Christ is your personal Savior and Lord. With your mouth, you confess the same. You believe the Gospel of Christ Crucified. Trusting the Blood of Jesus, you come to your Father in heaven. By faith, you receive the grace and the mercy to be saved. The same Holy Spirit that convicted you of sin, that brought so much sorrow and pain, now fills your heart with supernatural peace and joy. From this moment, you shall be consumed by the passion to live a holy life unto God. The fruit of the Holy Spirit starts manifesting. From now on your desire is to serve and worship God all the days of your life!

The word ‘Repentance’ (Metanoeo, in Greek) means to think differently; to change one’s mind and purpose, as the result of believing the Word of God. This word is used of true repentance, to which remission of sin is promised, because the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross.

“Evangelical repentance consists of:

(1) A true sense of one’s own guilt and sinfulness (Lk 18:13)

(2) An apprehension of God’s mercy in Christ (Lk 23:40-43)

(3) An actual hatred of sin and turning from it to God (Ps. 119:128; Job 42:5, 6; 2 Cor. 7:10)

(4) A persistent desire after a holy life, walking with God in the way of His commandments

The true penitent is conscious of guilt (Ps. 51:4, 9), of pollution (Ps. 51:5, 7, 10), and of helplessness (Ps. 51:11; 109:21, 22). He knows that he is a sinner and he has accepted the verdict of death. This is the work of the Holy Spirit without which no man will be able to see himself as a sinner. Thus he apprehends himself to be just what God has always seen him to be and declares him to be. But repentance comprehends not only such a sense of sin, but also an apprehension of mercy, without which there can be no true repentance (Ps. 51:1; 130:4)”

(From Parson’s Bible Dictionary)

There is another similar verb ‘metamelomai’ which is also used of a change of mind. This describes a more superficial repentance such as to produce regret or even remorse on account of sin, but not necessarily a deep change of heart. It is used with reference to the repentance of Judas (Matt. 27:3). This is a false repentance and it is not accepted by God to release the grace to save the soul. The man may feel sorry for his past mistakes and sinful choices, becomes religious, starts going to church but is not born again. This is a great snare for many.

A believer also can repent if he backslides and grieves the Holy Spirit. He has to come back to his ‘first love’ who is Jesus Christ Crucified for him. If the repentance is genuine, he will gladly start doing again the good works of serving God as it was in the beginning (Rev 2:4, 5). The result is personal revival and a new desire to worship God!

In Christ I declare:

This is my testimony:

I came to the Cross!

I repented of my sin!

I believed the Gospel of Christ crucified!

I am now saved!

I am a child of God!

I have eternal life!

All glory to God!

In Jesus name






“If you do not obey the Lord your God… you will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you come out” (Deut 28:15, 19)

Rebellion against God is the most serious threat to a happy life and a successful marriage. Please think of it! If you ignore or actively disobey God’s Word, you shall be cursed (unhappy, to say the least) when you come in (on your wedding day) and you go out (when you divorce). Even with all the prayers said for them in the church on their wedding day, the proud cannot be happy together. This is the decree of God’s Word and it cannot be changed by any man. Except there is deep repentance in both their hearts, they cannot be happily married! Selah!


Queen Vashti behaved exactly like her ‘sister’ Hagar. Abraham organized a feast for the occasion of weaning Isaac. Ishmael, her son, was a teenager by then. Hagar too ‘forgot herself’ and the favor she was shown in the house of Abraham and Sarah. She was a former slave from Egypt. Because she had a son in the house of her master, she became an ungrateful woman. She mocked Sarah and her baby. That sealed her fate. She and her son had to go away forever. For her, freedom meant ‘divorce’. They lost the godly inheritance to be reckoned among God’s special people. This was God’s judgment, not Sarah’s (Gen 21).

 ‘Fear the Lord and the king… and do not join with the rebellious, for those two will send sudden destruction upon them and who knows what calamities they bring?’ (PV 24:21, 22).


In Christ I declare:

The devil is a loser forever!

I totally reject the evil spirit of pride, rebellion and witchcraft!

I loose myself from any connection with the evil spirits of Vashti and Hagar!

I humble myself under the mighty hand of God!

My marriage is on the altar of God!

My marriage is safe and blessed!

In Jesus name






“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine” (PV 3:9, 10)


I am a missionary pastor in Nigeria. Over here, most of the Christians believe in the doctrine of ‘first fruits’. They bring their first month salary of a new job, or the first profit they make from any business, to the church. Sometimes they bring it to the man of God who prayed for the work of their hands. In our church, we do not insist on it, but we do not refuse it either. I have seen it, again and again, how God rewards their faith by blessing the work of their hands. This is the testimony of a Christian sister I know quite well. She does not attend our church but she visits me sometimes.


Some years ago she got married to a man who is at least thirty years older. She comes from a poor family. It seems that it was an arranged marriage. They have two children. Her husband is wealthy but not a believer. She became saved not too long ago. But from time to time she comes to see me for counseling and prayer. She feels idle. Her wish was to work, to do something so that God can bless the work of her hands. Her husband only allows her to attend a church close to their house. He is a very jealous man and does not permit her go out except to take the children to school or to go to the market. She prays a lot. Her marriage is not a happy one but she has learned to be patient and to make the best of a difficult situation.


The last time I saw her was about six months ago. I asked her what does she want to do? What did she read? She said that she read agriculture and that she has found a fish pond for hire not far from the house. But the husband has refused to allow her go there. I asked her: what will you do if he permits you to hire that pond and use it as business? She said that she will give all the glory to God. I told her: ‘this is a good answer!’ We then prayed and she left. Yesterday, early in the morning, she came with a 2, 5 KG cat fish in a bag. She said that this is the very first fish she harvested from her pond and she brought it to me. She also said that she dropped an offering in the box. She was so excited… She told me that there are other ponds around hers but all their fishes died. But in her pond, not one single fish died. The other fisher men gathered to see her fishes. They said that they have not seen such a harvest for a new beginner. She was so excited… She remembered the vow and came to give glory to God. Selah!


We all need encouragement. If you cannot find it in marriage, may God direct you heart to a safe place where you can rejoice in what He does for you.


In Christ I declare:

Jesus Christ shall always be by first love!

My heart is His, forever!

God has blessed the work of my hands!

The ‘first fruits’ offering from my business belongs to God!

To God be all the glory

In Jesus name






“But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s command brought by his eunuchs; therefore the king was furious, and his anger burned within him” (Est 1:12)


Just try to imagine the scene in the palace, in the women’s quarters, when the eunuch came with the message. ‘Ma’am’ Vashti should dress and come with her royal crown to present herself before the king. The women were in the middle of their own feast and possibly drunk themselves; then the idea that Vashti should abandon them and go away to see her husband, even if for an hour, that sounded crazy to them. They may have mocked the king and his messenger. Possibly, they encouraged her to join in the mocking. The song of rebellion sounded just right! The tune, the beat, the modulation…

For a moment, the Queen ‘forgot herself’. She forgot her background; the many years when she prayed for a prince to come and marry her.  She forgot that the crown on her head was the king’s property, given to her ‘by grace’. The palace where she stayed also belonged to the king. Both as a husband and as her king, she owed him respect and honor; especially in the presence of others. O, how easy is to forget gratitude…


Foolishly, she chose to refuse the king’s request. This may not have been the first time that she manifested a rebellious spirit. But this was to be the last time. Rejected, the king burned with anger…Her beauty could not help now. She exhausted the good will of her husband and of the general public. This time there was no more mercy left for her. She has to leave the palace and the marriage.  If she had any children, she will lose them too. From now on she will be known as a bitter woman, living in past glories. Later on, without a throne and without a crown, she may have regretted her foolish boldness. But it was too late. The king has spoken! She was out!


This is one of the most serious lessons for us: Rebellion is always punished in the Bible. Please pray about it! One of the consequences of disobedience and rebellion against God is this: you will never have total peace in any situation in life. No matter the promotion or the wealth associated with it, you will always feel insecure about your position. You’ll feel a constant threat, a permanent anxiety that another person, better than you, shall replace you one day. This insecurity may manifest as pride or as rudeness. But it is a silent ‘worm’ eating you inside and none will understand. You will be consumed by the desire to prove your worth. You will have the tendency to be suspicious of any other person who wants to ‘steal your crown’.


This is the Word of God concerning marriages: A wife should submit to her own husband as unto the Lord (Eph 5:22). Submission is a choice; it is never forced. It is a godly fruit of the ‘wisdom that comes from humility’ (Jam 3:13). It is a foundation law in the kingdom of God and in any successful marriage. It is not easy to submit but the reward is always greater than the pain! You may regret other things, but never submission done by the power of the Holy Ghost! I said ‘never’!


In Christ I declare:

My marriage is a blessing and an inspiration to many. We did not buy it with money. We did not manipulate or seduce to get it. It is the gift of God the Father to us. Jesus Christ is in the center of it. The Holy Spirit sealed it. My husband and I, we maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Eph 4:3). Knowing that Jesus is coming soon, we hold on to what we already have, watchful that we lose not our blessings and ministry ‘crown’. We are pillars in the house of God and none can uproot us! Even in the future! (Rev 3:11, 12). All to the glory of God!

In Jesus name





“The priest shall burn all this on the altar as a food offering pleasing to the Lord. All the fat belongs to the Lord” (Lev 3:16; GNB)


In the Old Testament, men were commanded to come and offer animal sacrifices on the altar at the Temple in Jerusalem. God insisted that the Fat and the Blood belong to Him alone. The animal’s fat was to be burned completely for Him. The blood was to be drained and sprinkled on the altar. Men could eat the flesh but not the fat of the animal.

The fat is a symbol. It stands for the best man has to offer, the greatest sacrifice given to God. Your best is not for you, but for God. You give God your best! God is worthy of your best! It also means that the second best you can keep for yourself. It means that in this life you can never be totally happy. It also means that God has accepted your sacrifice; that God knows your name; that He has opened a bank account for you.  From now on, everything you offer to God shall be deposited in your heavenly account, where thieves cannot steal and recession is paralyzed.

The word ‘anointing’ in Hebrew is similar with the words oil or fat. Your anointing should be used for ministry. Your best revelations should be used to feed the Lord’s flock.  At the end of the day, from what is left, you can use it to pray for your needs and for your family.

Your best may not be much…your best may be little, especially when compared with others… but if in your heart you know that this is your best, then give it all to God! Do not keep it for yourself, lest you grieve the Holy Spirit.

Are you striving with God about your best plans and dreams? You can never win this battle, for the best is God’s!

This is the Word of God! I cannot argue with it! I simply believe and obey! So I have peace!


In Christ I declare:

My best efforts and dreams, my successes and crowns, I give them all to You Lord Jesus!

I settle for my second best!

I am satisfied with what is left!

I will never be bitter for giving my best to You!

May God’s perfect will be done in my life!

In Jesus name