This is what God has provided for us today. It is your parents’ food on the table. It is rice, beans, dodo, chicken stew and greens. As you remember, everything you see is organic. I, your mother, I am so happy in Nigeria! Here people complain a lot… I understand… It is true that many things do not ‘work’ here but the food is good and it is even getting better. Please thank God for His grace and provision to us! Rejoice with us! When you come to Warri, remind me to cook exactly this dish. It is very sweet…
We Love you, children,
Tali and Malia
(this is a little note to our children I am sharing with you)
This testimony is given to the glory of God, to the shame of the devil and for the encouragement of the people of God!
God gave us this new church building as a sign of His love for us. As you may have known, it was the members of the church that provided all the resources and the labor to build the house of God. We did not take any loan from the banks and we do not owe anybody any money. Glory to God!
Then the miracles started coming. Since we dedicated the facility late last year many people have bought lands and started building their houses. This is a sign that the same anointing is over-flowing to bless many. These are only two examples: last week a couple has finished their house and entered in. They promised to use their home as a ‘lighthouse’ for the Lord. Today we dedicated another house. This couple have made a vow to bring drinking water to the church every week until they shall enter their own house. I am a witness that they have been faithful to their free vow. Today is their day. From today on, they shall not be tenants anymore. The senior Pastor and the brethren went to dedicate their house.
These people are not “millionaires”. They are hard working and faithful children of God. These testimonies are a proof that it is good to serve God! It is also good to humble yourself and submit to the authority God has placed over you. It is also a proof that you do not need money to build a house but you need faith in the living God! May your faith increase! Nothing is too hard for God!
Praise God from whom all blessings flow! All glory to God!
“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established” (PV 24:3)
“But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on you: and you shall be witnesses to Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth” (Ac 1:8)
Today, Pastor Leigh and I, we met with a young couple who has just decided to attend our church. His father is a Bishop in a church in another city. Both husband and wife are born again for some years. They were attending the Warri branch of his father’s church. But they were not too happy. They started praying that the Holy Spirit will lead them to a new church. Two weeks ago they decided to attend Father’s House. Both of them were so excited. They said that they are very happy with the church. They said that the atmosphere of worship and the preaching of the Word of God have satisfied their souls. They have peace to stay here. They said that for the first time they know what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit. He also said that the fire in his bones is so much now that he can’t stop talking about Jesus. He said that this is the first time that he has the power to witness to strangers in the bus. In the past he was too shy. We give God all the glory for touching lives and marriages in Father’s House Bible Church!
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Is 41:10)
In the Book of Esther the name of God is absent. But Jehovah God directs all the events from beginning to the end. Nothing is accidental. That is called the “Providence of God”. As believers in Christ we know that God sustains and directs all human affairs. The devil attacks and tries to spoil God’s work, but never forget, this is God’s world! God created this world! God is in charge! Fear not!
I heard a preacher say this: “Providence is the hand of God wrapped in human events”. Today, thank God for the invisible mighty hand of God that carries you, sustains you, embraces you and directs your path thru the people and circumstances around you! Thank God for the nails pierced hands of Jesus who died to save your soul! Others may be ignorant and blind, but you should know and believe that the hand of God is strong on your behalf! Worship the Lord!
This letter is from a dear daughter in Christ. She is a wife and a mother. Four months ago she fell and broke her leg. She is still unable to walk well. Please pray for her! All glory will go to God for her testimony of healing! In Jesus name, amen!
“My dear Malia.. I’m now able to walk within few steps, but since the condition is not stable yet, sometimes I could walk, sometimes my leg gets swollen and I couldnt walk, sometimes my leg gets very stiffs and it was hard for me to walk.. But I disregard those times when I couldnt walk.. I use those downtime moment to partake the Holy Communion.. It’s the main nutrition for my legs and body.. Last Saturday, the Lord gave me ONE WORD: WALKING. Everytime we walk, one of our foot is always ahead of the other.. Since I receive that rhema: WALKING. So I’m gonna continue walking, Malia.. Walking not only physically walking both my legs, but also walking forward with my faith and spirit towards Jesus, Malia..
Even though, what I see is disappointing due to my inability to walk normally yet, the business (globally) is very slow, I dont have daughter(s) yet, I dont own a comfortable house yet, but JESUS and His presence is my only reason to be excited for. I’m starting to look for His heart, His face, His presence instead of His hands to bless me.. Just by mentioning the word of JESUS, I find new strength and courage again to WALK again and again. No matter how many times I fell, how many times my legs sore and in pain, I will get up and stretch up just because He is my reason to live.
My situation has not changed much, but praise the Lord, my view and my focus has changed. Lately, I have asked my sisters in law to help me to find a doctor to consult about the thrombus in my leg (behind the knee) which caused me to have swollen leg and the blood circulation is not smooth.. When it swells, my right part of the right knee is very very very cold and stiffs. Thats my real condition at this moment after 4 months have passed since my accident…Thank you for praying for me…”