THE SONG OF THE LORD BEGAN

“And when the burnt offering began, the song of the Lord also began” (2Chr 29:27)

This is a holy adventure. God sponsors its excitement. I am hearing a new song…It comes in waves of pure love…acceptable to God, angels and men. Worship is like a fragrance coming out from a sacrificial life. Spiritual idleness kills the passion, quenches the fire and the song. We do not like to pass thru trials of faith, but during times of pain, loneliness, misunderstanding and rejection, there is this great opportunity to come to the altar of God, for a fresh revival touch.

The burnt offering is a total sacrifice. The animal is killed and placed on the altar. No man, not even the priest, is permitted to partake from it. It is an offering to God alone. Jehovah will ‘smell’ the unique aroma and accept the sacrifice on behalf of the worshipper.

Love’s ways may seem strange; its price is the highest. But love never fails to multiply its fruit, in heaven and on earth. Quench not the Spirit! Let God rejoice over your offering! Lift up your hands! Worship God just for His pleasure alone! Leave men behind. See the smile of God, rejoicing over you! From this moment on, anything is possible…May the ‘song of the Lord’ begin its journey in your spirit! The worship must continue…

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PRAISE REPORT

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EACH MORNING NEW MERCIES I SEE
This is a testimony from one of the sisters in our church. She is a young woman happily married. They lost their first son when he was 11 months old, partly thru foolishness and carelessness. God was merciful to them. They now have another son who became sick in the same way like the first one, but this time their faith was stronger and the baby is healed. They passed thru many trials but they are much better and stable spiritually. They cried many tears but now they are happy and committed Christians. May this testimony of grace and comfort, of a second chance, encourage all the readers, especially the mothers who have small children. Never forget! God loves you and your family! To God be all the glory!

“Dear Malia…
My testimony is long. This is just part of it. Please forgive my mistakes. Unfortunately for me, my husband did something that made me bitter. Instead of me to take the pain to my Maker, I took it to the world and that was how the world gave me what they had for me by snatching my first born. I want to thank God for you in my life because your sermons have driven foolishness far from us. Now i take my pains to the cross no matter how. When I make mistakes, I run to the cross because that is where my life is.

Before the tragedy, the devil succeeded in removing Jesus from our lives; no more morning devotions,no more prayers. I couldn’t even remember any scripture. Even John 3:16 was strange in my mouth. Then i learnt that without Jesus, I am finished. I learnt my lessons the hard way. Since then till now, I have faced worst challenges especially from my husband, but i took all my pains to the cross and the Lover of my soul Has never left me alone. Jesus saw me through and fought for me. He has given us the victory. Hallelujah!

Today is 21st of May. On the 26th, my son will be 11 months. This date, 2 years back, was when we lost our first son… I had fears but the Lord always made me strong and courageous. Immediately my second son was 10 months, a strong attack came on my marriage. That is when u preached about deception in women’s meeting. You said’that even if we were fools and deceived in the past,we should refuse to fall again and we prayed. God helped me and this time I wasn’t ignorant of the devices of the devil. Right now I am so angry with the devil for what he did in the past. Thank God that He lifted up a standard against all their evil strategies.

Last week I heard a still small voice that told me to go and run a test for my baby. I was like ‘why?’ He is playing fine, eating well and all. So why a test? Immediately, i remembered I also heard this same voice the time my first son was sick, but I ignored it because of same reasons. This time I obeyed. I rushed to the laboratory and they ran the test. They said he has typhoid fever and serious malaria (2+). They also said that his blood level was low. I was shocked because there was no sign @ all. When we got to the hospital, the doctor said he will be admitted but when he saw the way he was playing, he placed him on injections for 3 days. He siad that we should come daily from home. After the treatment my son became worse, He was running very high temperature and was vomiting his food. He looked dehydrated, just the way his brother looked before he gave up. Fear came upon me. Immediately my husband and I joined hands together and prayed. We reminded God of the promise He gave us that nothing shall take this joy away from us. That we are forever free from sorrow and grief (Isaiah 51).

After the prayers our faith grew stronger knowing that the Word of God is ‘Yea and Amen’. We went to run another test in the hospital and they said malaria is nil. But the temperature was still high. The doctor said that I should give him the drugs he gave me. This is how he became well. I know that Jehovah Rapha healed our son. What would have happened if I had not listened to the voice of the Holy Spirit? I discovered that God is love and the Father cares even more than we do.
Thank You LORD JESUS for my life! I wonder how my life would have been if not for JESUS. He is the difference in my life.

This my testimony Malia. This is my story…this is my song… GOD bless you for you’ve been our mother indeed. You never talk nonsense! You give 0% space for the devil. Faith 100%! Doubt 0%! You thought us how to pray; how to trust God in all situations! Because of you I’m a stronger woman in the LORD now. I know I still have many things to learn, but I am willing to pay the price to mature spiritually, just the way you said we should do! I give GOD all d glory Ma. I thank you again,
Your loving daughter…”

This is the Word of God: “I, even I, am He who comforts you” (Is 51:12)

SWEET AND ABUNDANT

“Now there were six waterpots of stone standing there, as the Jewish custom of purification (ceremonial washing) demanded, holding twenty to thirty gallons apiece… And said to him, ‘Everyone else serves his best wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then he serves that which is not so good; but you have kept back the good wine until now!’ This, the first of His signs (miracles, wonderworks), Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory [by it He displayed His greatness and His power openly], and His disciples believed in Him [adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Him]” (Jn 2:6, 10, 11)

This is the story of how our Lord changed water into wine at the wedding in Cana. This was a simple village wedding. Jesus and His disciples were invited there. The wine provide by the host got finished. Then Mary intervenes. Jesus asked the servants to fill six big pots with water. Miraculously, in the presence of Jesus, the water becomes the sweetest wine. The Master of ceremonies was totally impressed, how good, how sweet and aromatic this wine is. He was not aware of the quantity provided. Let’s calculate… Each of the six pots contained 30 gallons. That makes a total of 180 gallons. There are 5 bottles of wine in a gallon. That is a total of 900 wine bottles delivered at a village wedding in the name of our Lord!!!! Selah! Halleluiah!!!

This miracle is a manifestation of God’s glory visible to men. The blessings of God’s grace and glory therefore comes later in life, it is sweet and abundant. It overwhelms with an overflow or the fullness of joy. It is not just sweet, it is also lavishly extravagant. “I came to bring life, and life abundantly…” This is the best way to evangelize! Many will see and taste Christ in you and trust in Him for salvation!

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This is my testimony: Eternal life is sweet and wonderful to my taste, beyond all I could dream or imagine. The older I get, the sweeter it becomes…the more intoxicating to my spirit it is…its sustaining power never ending…

This is my prayer for you: May your first fleshly ‘infatuation’ wine be finished… May you trust God for the transition… May the miracle happen!

Dear Child of God, “Sweet and Abundant” is the name of your eternal blessing! To the glory of God! In Jesus name, amen!

I AM IS MY GOD

“As I was with Moses, so I will be with you” (Josh 1:5)

Dear Child of God, the God of Moses, the God of Elijah, the God of Esther and Ruth, the God of Peter, John and Paul, the God of the Bible, He is your God! Read His promises and trust Him for same manifestations in your life! I am happy to read about the exploits of old, how Daniel came out alive from the den of lions, how Esther saved her people, how Peter healed the lame. But that is not enough for me. I don’t know about you, but I want to see God’s work here and now, in my life, in my home, in my city! Things change, kings come and go, governments elected by men pass away and get replaced by others, but God never change! Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever!


This is the promise of God to Joshua! As I was…so I will be with you! I AM never changes! God never gets old, weak, forgetful or sleepy! Read God’s Word daily, no matter how little! Think about His Word! Believe that the Bible is written for you! It is YOUR BOOK! Mediate upon God’s deeds and believe that He will do the same! Water shall come out of that your dry rock! That impossible hopeless situation shall become a visible testimony to God’s power working today! Rivers shall flow and change your desert into a garden! Fire shall come down from heaven, upon your sacrifices! God shall give you a visible sign that He approves your praises, blesses your ministry! Your enemies shall be confused and defeated! They mock now, they laugh now, but they shall be sadly and finally silenced! The glory of God shall visibly shine on your face! In Jesus name, amen!

Let today be good for you!

WHY PRETEND WHEN YOU CAN BE REAL? (2)

“And so it was, when Ahijah heard the sound of her footsteps as she came through the door, he said, “Come in, wife of Jeroboam. Why do you pretend to be another person?” (1Kg 14:1-6)

*Deceptions shall fail

In this story we see how deceptive religious spirits try to manipulate others. One way is by the mode of dressing. The queen dresses as a poor woman, as a mother who loves her son seeking for his healing. Jeroboam tells her ‘to disguise’ herself as an ordinary woman. In Hebrew, the word ‘disguise’ means to fold into two, to duplicate or pervert the original. To disguise it means to change the appearance, the dressing, as to conceal the true identity of the person with the intention to mislead others. The man who disguises to deceive others is like an actor who changes his clothes and his behavior, to make a theatric character seem real. It is the practice of the hypocrites.

But the deception failed for God reveals the truth to the prophet, telling him that the queen pretends to be ‘another woman’. In Hebrew the word ‘pretend’ means to be strange looking. It also means to look carefully, to scrutinize, to discern, to suspect, to reject or ignore. To pretend means to live a fake life in an unreal world. This is purely the product of an unsanctified imagination.

Jeroboam did not visit the true prophet Ahijah until his son was dying and he needed help. He knew that he is a wicked man but he refused to repent. He wanted a prayer or a prophetic word from Ahijah who once told him he will be king. Jeroboam made rich men priests. He knew that they are false prophets.  But when his son was sick he did not go to them for help, but to the true prophet Ahijah. Even so, his deception failed.

Finally, some soul searching questions: Do you desire to impress God? You should desire to please and serve God, never to impress Him. For nobody can impress God. To impress means to gain the admiration of somebody. Do not be deceived: God knows your heart and you cannot hide from Him. He knows that you are a sinner. He knows that only His grace can save you. God can never ‘admire’ any man, for that means to share His glory with man. And God can never do that. Only proud people foolishly imagine that they can impress God with their words, actions, offerings or ministry. Are you proud? Do you desire to please men or only yourself? Then you can never please God. Do you dress like an actor playing different roles? If you want others to see you as humble, then you dress like poor women? If you want to seduce others, then you dress like prostitutes? Do you have different standards of fashion in the church, on Sunday morning, than other days of the week? Do you go to God in prayer, or to a prophet, only when you are in trouble? Be honest with God and with your conscience! Repent and change! Let truth be the belt of your soul! Be free! In Jesus name, Amen!