(Fasting and prayer day 25)
The evening prayer meeting was very good. We prayed and praised God. As the dew falls upon the grass in the morning, we patiently waited for the presence of the Holy Spirit to ’settle’ on our hearts. We were not disappointed. You could literally feel the wind of the Holy Spirit blowing on our souls. Then the message came. We are in a season of spiritual warfare. In the military there are three basic strategies in the area of warfare: offensive, defensive and withdrawal. To be offensive it means to be aggressive, to be ready for battle forcefully driving back the enemy; having the tendency to habitually pay the price for the crown of victory. ‘The violent takes it by force’. To be defensive it means to protect the gain you already have. To withdraw it means to abandon your possessions and the enemy takes over. Take note: It is only thru offensive strategy that you can gain victories, breakthroughs and miracles. The devil will try all he can to keep you being defensive or to withdraw from your position. The devil only fears a Christian who has the mind of Christ and the heart of a warrior. A wise man attacks the stronghold of the enemy and conquers it (PV 21:22). A wise man is someone who knows how to apply the Word of God in daily living. A wise man is someone who uses to Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God thru a holy offensive strategy. His victory is sure and he will do great exploits.
In Daniel Chapter 6 we see the old prophet passing thru the fires of testing on the road to prosperity. He is about 90 years old when he was thrown in the den of lions. This is his most difficult trial. The king was planning to promote him. But the enemies became jealous and wanted him dead. The secret of his success was ‘an excellent spirit’. This is the abundant fruit of the Holy Spirit. To be excellent it means to have the highest degree of quality of character; it means to go above the limit of previous achievements; it means to be superior to all others in a race. It means to be the Champion of champions. You can see the intimate relationship between God and His faithful servant, Daniel. He could boast that ‘God Almighty is my God’. Can you really say that God is your God? If you pass the test of hungry lions, then you are set for divine promotion. Many say about life: it is not a do or die affair. But if you want to be promoted by God, you may have to say that it is ‘a do or die affair’. Or like Queen Esther said: I will go and see the King! And if I perish, I perish’. This is what Darius, the pagan king proclaimed:
“I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: For He is the living God,
And steadfast forever;
His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed,
And His dominion shall endure to the end.
He delivers and rescues,
And He works signs and wonders
In heaven and on earth,
Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions” (Dan 6:26-27)
God is longing to bless you, in your body, soul, spirit, family, finances, ministry and business. Are you ready to pay the price? God is waiting for you…


My daughter was facing some challenges today. This was my counsel to her: “It is better to make little steps in the right direction than to make giant steps in the wrong way. If you need to change direction, then change it! It is never too late to do right! Be sure you give God all the glory for your testimony!”
Maybe others need the same advice! God bless you!


(Fasting and prayer day 24)

This morning, a sister form our church found this dead snake on the floor, in her bedroom. The head was crushed and the neck broken. Nobody knows how it entered the house and nobody knows what killed it. She is safe!

snake in Trish's bedroom

This is the word of God:
“And I will put enmity (open hostility)
Between you (the serpent) and the woman,
And between your seed (offspring) and her Seed;
He shall [fatally] bruise your head,
And you shall [only] bruise His heel.” (Gen 3:15; AMP)

We are in a season of spiritual warfare. As a born again Christian you should not stay of ‘survival mode’. Each victory is the result of active prayer warfare led and empowered by the Holy Spirit. In the Bible we are told that the same God of peace has commanded ‘enmity’ between the Seed of the woman (who is our Lord Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace) and the serpent (the devil and and his demons). Enmity is more than occasional anger or hatred against your opponent. It means an attitude of deep seated dislike and ill-will that has a rational explanation. Therefore, there is no peace between these two parties. There is no settlement between the Church of the Living God and the devil. These are two eternally separated camps. Compromise means defeat.

Jesus did not die on the Cross to redeem the devil because he is declared to be un-redeemable. Jesus died on the Cross for our sins, to save us the believers and tor reconcile us to our Heavenly Father. On the Cross, the devil used the rusty nails to (only) bruise His heal. But by His death, our Savior fatally and eternally bruised, crushed the devil’s head. There is no doctor, no hospital and no medicine where the devil can be cured from this mortal head injury he received at Calvary. Never forget! The victory of Christ on the Cross was total! Nothing can be added and nothing can be subtracted. On the Cross He said: “It is finished!” The devil is a defeated foe! Nothing and nobody can change that! We do warfare from the knowledge that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Captain of our salvation can never lose any battle. In Christ, we are lead from one triumph to another. May you take the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God and enroll in the battle!Your testimonies shall increase! The victory is sure! Jesus is Lord!

In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God!
I hate the devil!
I love God!
I have the victory!
To the glory of God!
In Jesus name


(Fasting and prayer day 23)
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation” (Mt 26:41)

The devil is deceiving so many people. He makes them proud, blind and foolish. When men are careless with their souls, their lives sink and they are not even aware. Depression and routine unsatisfying work is poison to the spirit. Men who are deceived continue to go thru the motions unaware that they are dying. Temptation is not sin. Even Jesus was tempted by the devil. Sin comes when you fall or sink in the middle of the temptation. Wake up from that slumber! God is calling you to stand for Him! Run away from any boat, any life style, any church or any relationship that brings you down! Abandon the sinking rotten ship! Swim to the shore and be free! Jesus is waiting for you! You can make it!

canoe sinking



(Fasting and prayer day 22)
“And this is the blessing of Judah: and he (Moses) said: “Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, and bring him to his people: let his hands be sufficient for him; and be You a help to him from his enemies” (Deut 33:7)

This is the blessings given by Moses to the tribe of Judah. In Hebrew, the word ‘Judah’ means to praise, to worship, to celebrate or to do warfare. Moses says that God will hear Judah’s voice. His voice will cry out in prayer and praise. He is a man of prayer. Men, especially the leaders, are too ashamed to cry out! But Judah will not keep quiet! This is a cry of humility and faith. God promises to hear and answer those prayers! God promises to bring him to his people. Judah will have many godly friends, followers and spiritual children. The unity of the Spirit in the tribe of Judah shall increase. There shall be no divisions or quarrels. His hands shall be sufficient to play instruments or to throw arrows at the enemies. The word ‘sufficient’ means to abundantly and exceedingly increase in strength and skill at what you do. This is royal prosperity at all levels. There shall be showers of blessings on all that belongs to Judah. Wealth is Judah’s portion. God will pay Judah’s debt! Because of all these blessings, Judah’s enemies shall increase. These are the jealous people around who hate worship. But God will be with in in the battle and help triumph over them all. Prosperity, health and wealth shall come to them who faithfully worship God. The praise and worship of Jehovah must continue!
This is a great lesson for all the born again children of God and especially for those who are faithful in the ministry of praise and worship. Prophetically, you can apply all these revelations to your life, your family, your ministry and the work of your hands! God blesses His worshipers more than others! The Word of God says it. The experience of many who are active and faithful in the worship teams declares it to be true. In Jesus name, amen!

In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God!
I am a worshipper of God!
God will hear and answer my prayers!
The unity of the Spirit in my home, in my church, in my worship team shall be established!
I am strong!
God will bless the work of my hands!
I work for God and God will pay my debts!
I will work little and make a lot of money because I need time to serve God!
As I continue to worship God, my enemies shall be defeated! They shall come against me one way and flee away in seven ways!
My God can never lose any battle! As I worship God and delight in Him, I too can never lose!
God is my exceedingly great reward!
I will sing and compose songs to my God for He is worthy of all praise!
To the glory of God!
In Jesus name


Today was a wonderful day. It was my husband’s birthday! Our children, natural and spiritual, sent good wishes, prayers, cards and gifts to us. The married men in Father’s House organized a surprise wonderful dinner to celebrate his birthday. The cake was in the form of a big ancient Bible. We all ate the Word of God!!! So much effort of love…
We are not ‘party’ people. Like Taleigh said, ‘we are not used to have the attention directed on us’. If you see anything good in us, please give God all the glory! We are overwhelmed with all you have done for us, to make us happy. We are both very grateful.
This is my prayer for you: As you honor us, your parents, according to His promise (Ex 20:12) may God give you land to build your house and long life to live in it!
Thank you so much. God bless you and your families. In Jesus name, amen!

Tali's birthday



(Fasting and prayer day 20)
“Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him” (Jn 9:1-3)
This is the story of man who was born blind and who was healed by Jesus. This man was healed purely by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. He did not ‘merit’ this healing. He was not rewarded with a miracle for any good deeds he did in the past. He did not even pray or call on Jesus. He was not brought to Jesus by friends like in the case of others. This is what happened: Jesus ‘passed by’, saw him and healed him. This is a great revelation. The Lord has the right to heal anyone He wishes and to ignore any other. The Lord does not owe any man anything. Jesus Christ is the sovereign God. That is why He is The Lord of lords. But it is to our advantage to position ourselves in humility and faith waiting for Him to just ‘pass by’. If the shadow of Peter can heal the sick, how much more the very mention of the name of Jesus can bring life to any dead circumstances.
The primary purpose for this miracle of healing was that ‘the works of God be revealed in him’. The second purpose was to free a suffering man from a life time of bondage to the powers of darkness. By giving sight to a blind man others will see that our God ‘does not sleep and does not slumber’. They will be reminded that ‘all power belongs to God’, that ‘nothing is impossible for God’. The Living God is actively interested in displaying His glory and mighty works that no man or demon can deny.
This is my prayer for you: If you are in need may God locate you today! If you are sick may the healing grace of our Lord Jesus Christ touch you today! May God use you as a sample of His unique wondrous works on earth! May you be healed, in your body, soul and spirit! May your spiritual eyes be opened to see King Jesus in His glory, seated on the throne! Whatever is your affliction, be healed, in Jesus name!
In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God!
I am saved by grace alone thru faith in the Crucified Christ!
God is busy in me! He will finish what He has started!
I am healed! I am delivered!
I am a living proof of God’s power and love!
To the glory of God!
In Jesus name



(Fasting and prayer day 19)

“Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had been done, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord” (Ac 13:12)
The evening prayer meeting was very good. We are in a season of spiritual warfare. There was some opposition in the air but the Holy Spirit helped us to come with grateful hearts before the throne. This humble gratefulness was the key that opened the door of anointing. A little girl of about 7 called Leah led us in worship singing: “How excellent is Your name O Lord…” The children in Father’s House are true worshippers and serious warriors. We gave thanks to God for everything we can remember: for the past blessings, for our marriages, for our children, for our health, for protection, for wisdom, for peace, for joy, for Father’s House Bible Church, for our pastors and leaders, for dreams that came true, for dreams that will come true, for the grace of God, for the assurance that our names are in the Lamb’s Book of Life, for the hope of glory, for passing the Spirit’s ‘cut off mark’ to go to heaven…and so on and on…
The sermon was about the hindrance Apostle Paul faced in Cyprus (Ac 13:1-12). This is the first miracle that Apostle Paul does. It is a miracle of victory in spiritual warfare. This is important to note. Before praying for a life partner, for money or things to buy, you need to engage the enemy in battle and take new territories for the kingdom. That work is highly rewarded by the Captain of our salvation. All soldiers of Christ are very wealthy, happy, wise and strong.
The proconsul called Paul because he wanted to hear the Word of God. This desire is good but it is not enough to save a man. Paul and Barnabas came to preach the Gospel to the proconsul. But there was a hindrance, an agent of the devil. There was man there, a false prophet called Bar-Jesus or Elymas. He was the Proconsul’s friend or religious advisor. He was a wizard. This is a good lesson. The devil has his agents around all the ‘big men’ politicians, entertainers and wealthy business men. The devil has his own plans for each unbeliever, how to stop that one to hear the Word of God and so to be saved. Elymas the sorcerer opposed the servants of God. Paul confronted him saying that ‘he perverted the right ways of the Lord’. God’s ways are straight and full of light. Christianity is simple. But men with occult power try to confuse unbelievers by making simple ways to be crooked. In this way Christianity sounds difficult, prayers hard and true worship impossible.
Apostle Paul ‘looked intently’ at him. Pray that your eyes shall be spiritual ‘X-ray’ eyes. I pray that you see the enemy behind the cover of fake smiles, cheap greetings, fashionable clothes and glittering gold. I pray that you have to courage to stand for Jesus in the presence of big men. I pray that you may be bold, move forward and defeat that liar around the big man you minister to. The wicked Elymas became blind and impotent for a season. This is God’s warning and mercy to a spiritual criminal. It is a dangerous thing to resist a true servant of God sent on errand for the Kingdom.
We prayed against all gates of hell that hinder the progress of evangelism in our church. According to the Word of God, they cannot prevail. Lastly, we thanked God for the victory and for the harvest of souls! The devil has lost another battle in Father’s House. Tomorrow church shall be wonderful! Glory to God!


(Fasting and prayer day 18)
“The rich rules over the poor; and the borrower is the slave of the lender” (PV 22:7)
Debt is an amount of money borrowed by one party from another. Many use debt as a method for making large purchases that they could not afford under normal circumstances. The debt is to be paid back at a later date, usually with interest. These are synonyms words for “Debt”: Encumbrance, burden, guilt, a millstone on your neck, a monkey on your back, a thorn on your side, worry, a hindrance to progress, worry in my pocket, risk, loss, liability or bad news.

Spiritually speaking, debt is a trap, is slavery. By owing money, you lose your spiritual (and economical) freedom.
The Word of God says that by accepting a loan, you become the slave of that person or that bank who borrowed you the money. You should take a loan or spend on a credit card, only if it is very important to do so. School loan or paying mortgage on a house is ‘acceptable’. Do not borrow money to buy things you can do without. Do not spend more money than you earn. You shall feel it later and you shall regret it. That is the way of slavery.

If you are a child of God and you are in debt already, what should you do?
*Obey the Word of God: Pay your debts! “Give to everyone what you owe them” (Rom 13:7). You need to confront your debt. Do not live in denial. If you pay the minimum amount monthly, the interest is highest. This means that you are passive about it. It is like a slave working for the bank. You need to confront the demon of debt. You should be angry with it. Reject it. Start to pay more than the minimum amount. Actively drive that demon out of your life and finances.
*Repent of the love of money! Do not take another loan. Be satisfied with what you have! Trust God to supply all your needs as you acknowledge His presence daily with you “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said: ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Heb 13:5)
*Repent of doubt, greed and wickedness. “The wicked borrow and do not repay” (Ps 37:21). Do not delay payment. Do not deceive the lender.
*You need to decide to pay off all your debt. It is not easy. Pray and make a decision. Say it: “From this day (write down the date) I will fight to pay off my loan!” Make a plan! Work hard! Do not gamble! Do not steal! Pray! Make sacrifices! Little by little you shall destroy the mountain of debt and slavery.
*God still has to remain first in your life. Pay your tithes and give your generous offerings to the work of God. Financial peace can be obtained. You should be tired to be a slave! Have faith in God for God is on your side! Most important, persevere to the end. One day, you shall see: 0, 00 on that debt paper. No more excuses! You can do it! Be free, in Jesus name!

In Nigeria we sing a beautiful chorus: ”He came from heaven to earth…From the earth to the Cross…From the Cross to the grave…From the grave to the sky, Lord I lift Your name on high…He paid the debt he did not owe, I owe the debt, I could not pay, I needed someone to wash my sins away, I now can sing a brand new song, Amazing grace, My Jesus paid my debt and now I’m free…” Praise the Lord!!!

In Christ I declare:
From this day I will fight and win against the demon of poverty, financial slavery and debt!
I shall be free, and free indeed!
To God be all the glory!
In Jesus name


(Fasting and prayer day 17)
“We who have believed do enter that rest” (Heb 4:3)

At creation, God worked for six days and rested on the seventh day. This is a divine law: work first and rest later. Faith in God’s Word is the key that opens that promise of rest. Unbelief in God’s Word shuts the gate to that rest. In Greek, the word ‘rest’ it means ‘to settle down’. In other words, if you believe the Bible, you shall settle down. If you do not believe the Bible and rebel against God’s commands, you shall work forever and you shall not be able to settle down. To understand the blessings of faith, the following are some definitions of the words ‘to settle down’. Unbelief will shut you out from these blessings. Please pray and know your heart and your standing with God. You either have faith in God and you shall settle down or you shall be a slave to unbelief and unsatisfied work forever. You cannot be in between. Choose your life style: faith and blessings or unbelief and curses! As for me and my household we shall completely trust and serve the Lord God!

To settle down it means:
To marry and be happily married; to begin living a stable and orderly life; to become mature, calm or composed
To have a home; to start living in a place where you intend to stay for a long time, usually with your spouse
To feel comfortable; it means to become familiar with a place and to feel happy and confident in it
To dwell it means to live as a resident and not a visitor; to become established in your life style
To abide it means to wait, to endure, to dwell patiently without yielding to outside pressure, to continue in the same place without interruptions; as a king on his throne, he cannot vacate that position for as long as he lives
To make roots and fruits
To arrive at your destination and rest
To provide compensation for a claim; to pay a debt

The opposite of ‘settling down’ it means:
To depart, to leave, to move on, to abdicate your throne, to exit, to evacuate, to say good bye, to step down, to resign, to give up, to surrender to the enemy, to forsake your destiny,
To darken, to obscure, to quench the Spirit
To vacate your place for another, to withdraw from your blessings, to work nonstop, to be restless, to worry,

In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God!
I have faith in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit!
I reject the demon of unbelief,the curse of anxiety and the poison of rebellion!
I work now and I shall rest later!
I am settled down in the Holy Ghost!
I am happily married!
My heart is established in the faith! No shaking! No retreating! No surrender to the enemy!
I seat with Christ as a king on my throne! I shall not vacate it for anybody for it is my portion and gift from my Heavenly Father!
Queen Vashti is gone! As Esther sat, so I seat on my throne!
I abide in Christ and His words abide in me! Therefore, all my prayers are answered!
Because Jesus died for me, I am now debt free!
I believe!
To the glory of God!
In Jesus name


(Fasting and prayer day 16)
“Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit” (PV 10:2)
Last Sunday a demon of stealing manifested in our midst! But he failed to perform. The act happened at the end of the service. There were many people exchanging pleasantries in the lobby of the church. A man of about thirty, well dressed, passed by Pastor T and quickly took his phone from his pocket. He was so fast that Pastor T did not even know his phone was gone. Four children who attend our church were right there waiting for their parents. They saw him and he knew it. The thief quickly went to them and placing his finger on his lips quietly said: ‘Don’t tell anybody what you saw. If you tell, I will come back and beat you!’ But one boy of about ten, whose name is Asher, shouted: ‘Uncle T, this man took your phone from your pocket…’ At his shout, a brother confronted the thief. He brought the phone from his pocket and said that he found it on the floor. But Asher said ‘No! He is lying! We saw him when he put his hand in uncle T’s pocket and took the phone…’ A crowd has gathered by then. They took the thief outside at the parking lot and gave him a good ‘Nigerian’ beating. He had other wrist-watches in his pocket. The senior pastor Taleigh came and said that the beating is enough, that they should let the man go. He warned him to give his life to Christ that if not, he may die as a thief and go to hell. This was clearly a warning from God. The man was led to the gate and set free. We chose not to call the police as the beating was enough punishment for him. This is Nigerian style and it works!

Well done children, especially little Asher (in Hebrew, Asher means ‘happy’)! God bless you! The thief did not know that even our children are born again and they cannot cooperate with a thief. We took the thief’s picture, name and address. Initially we thought about placing his picture on the Facebook as a warning for others. But TaLeigh decided against it, giving this man one more decent chance to quietly repent, change and maybe come back as a born again brother. Like the thief on the Cross next to Jesus who got saved before he died, we prayed for this man that he will repent! For nothing is impossible with God!

In Christ I declare:
I raise the standard of the Holy Spirit against any demon that attacks me or my family! Any thief that comes to steal my property, spiritual and physical, shall be caught! The devil shall fail and regret for even thinking of stealing my things, spiritual and physical! I shall never suffer loss! My gain and testimony as a servant of God shall increase! To the glory of God! In Jesus name, amen!


(Fasting and prayer day 15)
“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (2Cor 11:3)

We are in a season of spiritual warfare. We try to learn as much as we can about the devil who is our mortal enemy. The primary method the devil uses to attack the believer is deception. If the devil can deceive you saying that he is not the devil, that he is not your enemy, that he is your friend and even your god, then he has won the battle. Being deceived is the same as failing the exam! Pray for discernment even in situations that look simple. For things are not as they look on the surface! The natural covers the spiritual. The natural is temporary and the spiritual is eternal. The natural deceives but the spiritual is the reality. Pray to see what God sees! Then you shall never be deceived by the devil! You shall never regret your choices!

To deceive it means to cause to accept as true what is false; it means to fail to fulfill or to disappoint. Deception causes ignorance, foolishness, helplessness and confusion. Deception is used to mislead. The devil wants to take control of your life so that you follow and serve him. To deceive it means to seduce, to cause you to leave the simple and straight path of truth and light, and to go into darkness, danger and death. Deception is craftiness. Crafty men are skillful in concealing the real motives of their words and actions. These men can be very successful in cheating others. To cheat it means to be a successful happy thief. If you are born again and Spirit filled, you can live a life free of deception! You shall not experience loss, anger or disappointment! Don’t you want that?

Read the scripture above! These are some simple questions: How does the devil attack? The devil attacks ‘By any means’ (2Cor 11:3 KJ) In Greek it means ‘anyhow, somehow, by any method available’. The devil is not choosy. Any method is good enough for him, if he can gain something and you can lose something. He attacks thru the weakness of your flesh or thru the love of the world. He does not mind to come as a serpent (quietly manipulative) or like a lion (loud and intimidating). You need to cover all the areas of your life with prayers. The devil is not afraid of any ‘holy ground’. He is ‘Jacks of all trades. ‘Any means’ is good enough for him.
What is the purpose of his attack? The devil’s aim is to keep you far away from Christ!
What is the area of his attack? The devil wants to control your mind, your thoughts and imagination!
The devil attacks your mind, intending to load it with thoughts that are ugly, lustful, anxious, doubtful, depressive and fearful. He wants to complicate, corrupt and weaken your mind so that you lose that holy child-like God-trusting simplicity of Christ.

What is the solution? What can you do? It is only a child of God that can defeat the devil! Of course you need to study the Word of God and to pray. This is a good advice I personally apply all the time: When the devil knocks at the door of your heart, do not open it!!! Do not open your heart by reflex just because you hear a noise outside! Do not be curious about the person knocking the door! Remember that Jesus is inside your heart! Send Jesus to open the door. The devil will surely run away! That is what I do! That is why I stand and rejoice daily!

In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God!
I reject any demon of deception, stealing, fear, confusion, loss and lack!
Like David, I pursue, overtake and recover all I lost in the past!
I plead the Blood of Jesus over my body, soul, mind and spirit!
I plead the Blood of Jesus over my finances!
My debt is paid by Christ on the Cross!
I stand in the victory of Christ my Lord!
To the glory of God!
In Jesus name




(Fasting and prayer day 14)
This is the story of a wonderful brother in Christ. Many Africans have gone to America to find better lives. They went there to enjoy ‘The American Dream’. But he was the first Christian to go from Africa to America, just to learn more about the Holy Ghost. He was part of “God’s Dream”.
He was born in 1873, in a small village in Liberia, West Africa to a traditional ruler. His name was Prince Kaboo. While still a child, a neighboring clan defeated his people and demanded Kaboo’s father pay a hefty ransom for his son’s return. His father could not pay so he had to suffer daily intense beatings and torture in the enemy’s camp. He almost died. But one day he saw a light and he heard a voice who told him to flee. He obeyed the voice and supernatural strength came. He escaped running thru the jungle. He arrived to Monrovia where he met with some missionaries from Taylor University in Indiana, US. They thought him English, how to read and write and they led him to Christ. He now had a strong desire to ‘know more about the Holy Ghost’. He decided to go to America where he can be educated and learn more about the Holy Ghost. His plan was to come back and preach to his people about Jesus. His was baptized in water and his name was changed as Samuel Morris.
He had no money. He sponsored himself by working as a laborer on a ship that went to New York. The journey was difficult. By the time they arrived in New York, most of the sailors in that ship became saved because of Samuel’s witness. He later arrived at Taylor University. He did not have money and only walked by faith. When asked by the Dean which room he wanted, Morris replied, “If there is a room nobody wants, give that to me.” He often prayed, day and night. He called prayer: ‘talking to my Father’. Anywhere he went he will tell people about Jesus. When he met Christians, he will always tell them ‘let’s pray’. He had a pure and passionate faith in God. He never doubted God. People will just fall on their knees, repent and surrender to Christ. Taylor University experienced great revival because of him. They called him ‘The Angel in Ebony”. During that winter he contacted cold, had pneumonia, and with all the prayers and treatment, he died. He was only 20 years old. But his impact on the University and on all people he met cannot be described. This is what the Dean of the university said at his burial: “Samuel Morris was a divinely sent messenger of God to Taylor University. He thought he was coming over here to prepare himself for his mission to his people, but his coming was to prepare Taylor University for her mission to the whole world. All who met him were impressed with his sublime, yet simple faith in God.” He is buried at Lindenwood cemetery. At that time the blacks were buried at the back. But he was buried in the middle of the cemetery, as God’s bridge between the whites and the blacks. His story has inspired many to go to Africa as missionaries. To God be all the glory!

Samuel MorrisSamuel Morris statueMorris HeadstoneMorris Headstone.jpg

(in the pictures you see Sammy Morris, His statue in front of Taylor University Indiana and his tombstone)


(Fasting and prayer day 13)
“But He answered her not a word…Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour” (Mt 15:23, 28)

As pastors, we always encourage our congregation to pay the price for spiritual maturity. This is our counsel: Invest time and effort in prayer, and the study of the Word of God. Your very character shall change. You shall become strong, happy and confident like your Lord. You shall become a new person that even you will love to meet. God will be your friend. Even you shall be your best friend. You will never feel lonely. No matter how bad your past was, in Christ, your future is blameless. And also glorious, I may add…

Along the way of spiritual maturity, the Holy Spirit may lead you to a season when Christ will be silent. It feels like God listens but He is not willing to answer your prayers. This is a very difficult test to pass. But the reward for the successful students is wonderful. This training is necessary so that your faith in God will be purified. You shall no longer trust in your feelings about Jesus, but you shall trust in the Lord completely, no matter your feelings. Even when prayers are ignored by God, you need to remain in the Spirit and you need to continue praying. The only exception is if God clearly says NO to you! Then you can stop that prayer. If not, the prayer and worship must go on. Under no circumstances you should withdraw from the presence of God, doubt God’s goodness to you and backslide. That is the devil’s plan. Disappoint the devil!!! Make God happy by staying at the feet of Jesus where the crumbs of mercy, grace, prosperity and healing shall prove to be more than enough for you and your family!!!

This is the story of a mother whose daughter had an incurable disease. She came from the area of Tyre, the place from where the wicked Queen Jezebel came from. No wonder the disciples had no mercy for her. But she is a wonderful teacher in the school of faith. Be like this woman who stayed in the presence of Jesus, even when the Lord kept silent, even when His disciples told Him to drive her away and even when He called her ‘a dog’. She just stayed there in the presence of Jesus, knowing that it the only place of hope. She took it all knowing that in God’s presence all things are possible and there is fullness of joy at last! Her faith, humility and patience were rewarded. Her problem was solved! Her daughter was healed ‘that hour’. Be like this woman! Let her be your teacher today. Go to her class and let her talk. You listen and obey! I am glad I did!!!

In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God!
I believe in Jesus Christ!
Even if he speaks or not, I still believe in Him! Even if He slays me, I will still trust my Lord Jesus Christ!
Nothing is impossible for me, because I believe in Jesus Christ 100%!
My future is blameless and glorious!
I reject doubt, fear and pride!
My testimony has come!
I and my family, we are healed!
To the glory of God!
In Jesus name


Our evening prayer meeting was very good. It is wonderful to see humble and faithful believers sitting at the feet of Jesus, expecting to be blessed by God’s Word and ready to pray. We are in a season of spiritual warfare. Today we learned more how to prevail against the evil spirit of unbelief. We preached from the Book of Mark 9:14-32.

Jesus went up the Mountain of Transfiguration with His closest disciples: Peter, James and John. They saw the Kingdom of God coming down with power. They saw the Lord in His glory. Coming down the mountain, they met a crowd, arguing and quarrelling. A man wanted to take advantage of the healing power of Jesus and brought his sick son to the disciples for prayer. The son should have been a young man by now. From ‘childhood’ he was afflicted by a dumb evil spirit that manifested from time to time as epileptic convulsions. The disciples tried to cast the demon out, but they could not. This is the general background of the scene that Jesus and His three disciples met at the foot of the mountain.

The devil manifests in this story as an evil spirit of unbelief. Unbelief is defined as lack of total faith In Jesus Christ or lack of obedience to His Word. Unbelief is the poison that destroys the chance to experience miracles (Mk 6:5, 6). We need to identify, fight and prevail against the demon of unbelief. The battle is done in the name of Jesus! The victory is achieved only in the name of Jesus!

In this story there are three types of unbelief:

The failure of the disciples to cast out the demon ignited strong arguments between them and the religious scribes. They ‘questioned’ the disciples. .In Greek, this word means to investigate, to dispute or to question another. This is the first lesson: The devil will argue with you, trying to prove that you can never be successful in casting him out. He will oppose you and intimidate you. This opposition comes mostly from religious spirits. The scribes had a spirit of proud, incurable unbelief in Jesus and His ministry of miracles. They become judges of the disciples, mocking them as failures in ministry. The same religious demon discouraged the father saying that there is no hope or solution for his son. This religious unbelief is the worst of all. Jesus rebuked the religious leaders by calling them ‘a faithless generation’. This unbelief, if un-repented, it will send you to hell! God forbid!

Jesus often rebuked His disciples for their unbelief, lack of faith or too small faith. The nine disciples tried but failed to deliver the boy. Jesus said that it was because of their unbelief. This unbelief is not as bad as that of the scribes. The root of this unbelief is forgetfulness and distraction. They knew that Jesus can do all things. In the past, they had a successful ministry. They had cast out demons and healed people. But this time they took it for granted that they can come and do warfare in their own wisdom and power. That is religious pride. That is why they failed. This is a big lesson: going to confront the devil in your power will end in failure in ministry. If you go in flesh to do spiritual warfare, the demons will either refuse to cooperate or they will attack you. That is why we need to be in the spirit especially during warfare prayers. That is why we need to fast from time to time, as lead by the Holy Spirit. Fasting makes us weak physically. That is a good reminder to pray for the strength of the Holy Spirit. If you are strong in the flesh, you will be weak in the spirit. Remember that the nine disciples who failed in this deliverance exercise were not with Jesus up the mountain. Peter James and John saw Jesus in His glory! It is much easier to exercise faith once you have seen and experienced the glory of Jesus! Another lesson is this: Pray that you may see the glory of Jesus!! That is the final cure of unbelief!

This type of unbelief is ‘the best’ spiritually speaking. It is the easiest to be cast out and changed into faith. The father was attacked by the religious scribes and disappointed by the disciples. Because of his son, he too had suffered for many years. The little faith he had was enough to bring his son to Jesus. There was trouble but eventually his son was healed. That is a great lesson. If all men fail, Jesus never fails. The father is the only one who humbled himself to acknowledge his unbelief and prayed for deliverance and for faith. This is great lesson: be honest about your doubts. Doubts deceive! Acknowledge them and fight against them. If you are a child of God, you believe that Jesus is Lord. But you may have problems in believing that God will grant you a miracle of healing, for example. Do not ignore your failures. Pray for a change of mind and heart. Your heart will change before the situation will change. Like the father, pray specific prayers, not just general requests! Do not allow doubts to overcome you! Victory is possible! In the name of Jesus! Another lesson is this: we need to continue in battle until there is victory. Discouragement should be fought too. The devil is not defeated until the end of the battle! Pray until you can freely praise, for the victory has come! “Lord, help my unbelief!”



(Fasting and prayer day 11)


“You prepare a table before me

in the presence of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows” (Ps 23:5)

The women fellowship was very good. We praised God with songs and we shared testimonies of God’s power and grace. We encouraged one another in the way of the Lord. Then there was a prophetic word concerning marriages in Nigeria. Many couples struggle with the idea of marriage. There are very few successful Christian Spirit filled homes. There are very few role models. Most marriages are based on worldly, pagan, religious concepts or the practice of polygamy. I have lived in Nigeria since 1980. Both as a doctor and a pastor, I have rarely seen truly happy marriages. It is very rare. Most couples are more concern about their children than their marriages.  Couples here do not divorce but they live unhappily.  Most of the wives are not devastated when the husband cheats on them. They even ‘expect to be betrayed’. That is the reason why love is not strong, holy, romantic, pure and passionate. It is more of less ‘practical’ and lukewarm. This is more or less the culture here.


This attitude spills over even in the relationship the women have with Jesus Christ. The spirit of religion allows for a little bit of emotional display but the rest is ‘business as usual’.  Praying is routine and worship is musical entertainment. Men and women are too shy to display their true feelings. They feel guilty to be ‘in love’. The devil has taken advantage of this and quenched the Spirit in many churches. The marriages suffer too. If there is any woman who loves Jesus with all her heart, like the way Mary of Bethany did, that one may be tagged as a witch. If there is any wife who next to Jesus loves her husband with all her heart, she may be called ‘materialistic’. Her in-laws may say that she married ‘their son of brother’ for money. It is hard to fight such accusations.


Tonight we prayed against the demons that hate Biblical marriages; that attack the intimacy with have with our Lord and with our husbands. We declared that we are not ashamed of Jesus and we are not ashamed of our husbands. We commanded the evil spirits of confusion, poverty, fear, sickness (malaria, typhoid fever, diabetes, hypertension, depression…), ogbanje, water spirits and untimely death to leave us and to go away, in the name of Jesus! We asked the Holy Spirit to come and fill our hearts. We declared that we are hungry to know and love Jesus more than ever before. We prayed that God will ‘turn the water into wine’ in our marriages. We prayed that the Holy Spirit will purify our hearts with a new holy boldness to stand for Jesus and to serve Him forever! I am a witness that the Holy Spirit came and filled these needy vessels. All glory and praise to the Lamb upon the throne! In Jesus name, Amen!


“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves… rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (2Tim 3:1-5)

We live in what the Bible calls ‘the last days’. One day in the future, our Lord shall come back to take His Bride. That event is called “The Second coming of Christ”. The Lord shall not come as a humble man, but as the King of Kings and the Judge of all. Until then, we need to stand in faith, faithful and true to His name. The times we live now are described as ‘perilous’. In Greek, this word means something that is dangerous, difficult, furious and fierce; it is something that is designed to reduce your strength. If careless, things will destabilize you. These are times hard to handle, hard to understand, hard to manage or overcome. You need to be truly born again and filled with the Holy Spirit to be able to overcome the trials and temptations that you encounter daily. The reason why these are dangerous times it is because the devil will use men and women to attack you, trying to injure you; physically (thru sickness, accidents) or spiritually (thru doubt, fears and confusion). You need to watch and pray. You need to study and apply the Word of God daily, to each situation. You pray in English and you pray in tongues, for often, when the storm rises, you do not know what to pray for. The devil will attack you, pushing you to over-work so that you do not have time to study the Word or rest your soul. Many live their lives on a threading mill and they do not know it. The life of many people is truly described as ‘a rat race’. Men behave like animals, slaves to a mindless, crazy, horror daily routine, without rest, without peace, without the joy that spiritual creativity produces. These are furious times, defined by actions proceeding from anger; marked by noise, activity and fleshly over-excitement. The men become worse with time. They are aggressive, rude, easily provoked to fight and kill, falling and failing, trying to intimidate and terrorize, filled with lust, rage and other violent passions, merciless and cruel. They are hard-hearted, indifferent to suffering, even taking pleasure in inflicting pain to others.

These words describe the unbelievers around us. We are sent by Jesus as sheep among the wolves. That is the most dangerous ministry you can imagine. So, what can we do? How can we prevent failure in ministry and even untimely death? How can we turn disappointment into triumph? How can we live holy and successful lives in the middle of so much stress? Here we are advised, better said commanded, to ‘turn away’ from anyone who is religious but denies the power of the Holy Spirit. Pray that you may be willing and able to obey this ‘simple’ command! These religious people are the most dangerous of all. They infiltrate the churches pretending that they are saved, but they are spies and agents of the devil. Just like with Samson and Delilah, the devil pays them a lot of money just to betray and blind you. It is your duty to pray that your spiritual eyes should stay open, that your vision is clear, that you see what God is showing you.

How do you identify these dangerous people? These false believers deny the ‘dunamis’ power of the Spirit!!! They pretend to believe in the Person of God the Holy Spirit, but they do not!!! They pretend to believe in miracles but they lie!!! They are trying to deceive you!!! You may not know who they are in times of prosperity and peace. But when you are sick, for example, and you need a miracle of healing, you shall discover how empty and wicked these people are. They are sent by the devil to deceive you, to weaken your faith and confuse you. They shall rejoice to see that you testimony and your ministry is destroyed. God forbid!

Again I ask: what can you do? Stay close to the Cross of Christ! That is the only safe place in the universe. It is not just safe, but it is the place of power to overcome all enemies and the ground where the flag of clear victory is forever planted. You need to watch and pray. You need to practice spiritual warfare. You need to carry your cross daily, die to the flesh and let the Holy Spirit rise and be fruitful in you. You need to follow Jesus, obey and worship Jesus! Never forget! There is power in the name of Jesus! JESUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

In Christ I declare:
I am a born again child of God!
I am filled with the Holy Spirit!
The Holy Spirit in me is greater than the evil spirit in them!
Victory is mine!
I rejoice always!
To the glory of God!
In Jesus name


(Fasting and prayer Day 10)

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philip 4:6-7)

The Word of God acknowledges that even the believers experience times of anxiety. Life is difficult. The devil is wicked and the flesh is weak. These anxieties are called ‘the cares of life’. If un-attended, these cares can quench the Word of God in your heart (Mk 4:18, 19). These anxieties are poison to the growth of the Word of God in your spirit. This will directly affect your faith. You need to choose between your worry and your miracle. You cannot have both in the same time in the same heart. You need to remove anxiety. You need to be free. How do you do that? By praying to God!

In the scripture above you see that the solution is different levels of PRAYERS. The first level is to stop complaining, stop worrying, just shut up your mouth to all negativity and then, pray to God! All doubt must go away! The second level of prayer is called ‘supplications’. It means begging. It is only a humble man that can pray with supplications. All pride must go away! The third level is called ‘thanks-giving’. Remember the past mercies, how God has helped you. Remember the glimpses of the future that the Holy Spirit gave to you. For example, when your daughter is sick, remember that you have seen her graduating from university, in a wedding gown or as a mother with children. The Holy Spirit will show you things to come (John 16:13) so that you can strengthen yourself, you can ‘balance’ yourself spiritually during present storms. “Count your blessings, count them one by one, it will surprise you what the Lord has done…” Finally, you make your requests. This is the last step and not the first. We often pray upside down. That is why God does not answer our prayers. Once you complete the fourth level, the peace of God shall descend on you and shall destroy all anxieties. It will shield your hearts and minds from further attacks of doubts and fears. This is the truth: All actively faithful praying believers are protected, mentally and emotionally. They are spiritually free and at peace with God. They are grateful to be children of God, actively building the relationship with their Father in heaven. Each prayer becomes a higher step of praise and increases their testimony of faith. “Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you” (1Pet 5:7)

May the blessed holy work of prayer be revived in your hearts! God is waiting for you. Right now, He is excited to answer your prayers. Therefore pray and praise God! Your day shall end with rejoicing! It is well with your soul!

In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God!
I reject all anxieties and cares of life!
God Almighty is my Father!
God hears and answers my prayers!
I pray to God!
I humbly supplicate to God!
I thank God for everything! All thinks work together for my good!
I make my requests to God who loves me and cares for me!
This present storm is over for God is with me!
I chose to believe in miracles! I am healed! I am delivered!
My future is better than my past!
I rejoice always!
To the glory of God!
In Jesus name,


Our dear son and brother in Christ, Fidelis, has gone to heaven. He is now in Zion, the city of the living God, before the Lamb of God. He was a powerful and gentle worshiper in our church. He bravely battled Sickle Cell anemia with faith and courage, never complaining. Next to God, he loved his wife Vivian with all his heart. She loved him too and prayed for him, for a miracle of healing. God made the choice to call His son home. Please pray for Vivian, for the comfort and the peace of the Holy Spirit to fill her heart at this painful time. Rest in peace Fidelis! Jesus is Lord!

Fidelis and Vivian




(Fasting and prayer Day 9)
“For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly” (Rom 5:6)
This is one of the most beautiful and encouraging scriptures. In the Bible, a sinner is also called an unbeliever. Such a man is ‘without strength’. His mind is weak for he is not able to think or mediate about God. His emotions are weak because he cannot feel, love or worship God. His will is weak for even when he is under conviction, he cannot decide to surrender his life to God. His conscience is weak because even when he knows that his actions are evil, he cannot stop them. In Greek, the word ‘weak’ is ‘asthenia’. This is a medical condition. It describes someone who loses physical strength. Spiritually, it means to be powerless to save or to change yourself! Do you know how weak you are without God?
This is my testimony: I remember the time just before I got saved. It was a time of holy horror! Before then, I was a successful medical doctor, wife and mother. I made money and fame. I had many friends and hobbies. I did not believe in God. I lived like there is no tomorrow, heaven or hell. I was a proud unbeliever and a self-righteous person. I was sure that ‘I can make it on my own’ and I do not need God. But the time came when the Holy Spirit ‘got me’. He convicted me of my sins in a way that only God can do it. Ashamed, I painfully agreed that I am a sinner, an ungodly person. I finally surrendered my life to Christ. Humiliated, I prayed to Jesus, that He should have mercy and save me. Jesus came into my heart and filled it with His sweet and powerful Spirit. Before then, I wanted to repent and change, but I could not. I wanted to become a friend of God but I could not. I wanted to worship God, to pray to Him, but I could not. I could not sustain a prayer from the beginning to the end. In my powerless state, Jesus saved me. It was the right time, the ‘due time’. In God’s time all things become complete and beautiful! All glory to my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ!
In Christ I declare:
I am a born again child of God!
I am a sinner saved by grace!
Jesus Christ died for me that I may live!
I have eternal life!
I have received the power of resurrection!
Glory to God!
In Jesus name