GLORY REVEALED AND RECEIVED 

‘And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me’ (Jn 17:22, 23)

The Gospel we preach is that Jesus Christ, the Son of God came from heaven to earth, became Man and died for sinners like me and you. He died to pay for our sins. He died in our place that we might live. This Gospel is the power of God for the salvation of men. There is no other Gospel and no other power given to men on earth by which they can be saved! Be sure that you believe and that you preach the true Gospel!

This is the truth: God cannot receive sinners into His House where sin has never entered. God cannot possibly take any man to heaven without changing him. Even if it was possible for a sinner to enter heaven, then heaven will be hell for him, for everything there is contrary to his very being. He would never have a moment of peace or pleasure in heaven. Man needs to be born again before he can see, enter or appreciate the Kingdom of heaven. The Lord Jesus Christ obeyed God the Father unto death. On the basis of His perfect work we the believers obtain a new life, an eternal glorious life. Because of the Cross entrance has been ministered to us and heaven is now our eternal home.

On the Cross, Jesus so glorified God that God was justified in raising Him from the dead and rewarding Him as a Man with His eternal glory that He had before the world began. This glory the Son never lost. But in His life on earth as a Man He hid this glory by His body of flesh. Once He died the Lord Jesus Christ received His eternal glory as God for the second time, as a reward for His Work on earth. This openly displayed glory received He shares with us, His children. Our destiny is to become like Jesus Christ and to share in His Eternal glory. Now heaven is indeed our home, not because of angels, streets of gold or rainbows, but because heaven is where Christ lives. Words are not enough to describe these wonderful promises and blessings. With prayers, loving words, songs and silent adoration I worship The Lamb of God this morning! Worship the Lord!

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COME AND BUY WITHOUT MONEY!

TESTIMONY TO THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD

“Ho! Everyone who thirsts,

Come to the waters;

And you who have no money,

Come, buy and eat.

Yes, come, buy wine and milk

Without money and without price” (Is 55:1)

 

A happy and grateful sister sent me this wonderful testimony about the faithfulness, grace, love and power of God. Her husband, herself and their children are faithful members of our church. They were passing thru a season of difficulty. The devil attacked their finances and their faith. But in their desperation, they humbled themselves and they believed the Word of God. They did spiritual warfare and prophesied victory in Christ! God gave them the expected breakthrough! Dear child of God, may this testimony increase your faith too! I wait for yours too!

 

“Hello ma, For some time now we’ve been going through some challenges financially. I thought is just a phase that will pass in a month or two but instead things were getting worse each passing day. When we moved to our new apartment, the trials and temptations increased. I went on my knees praying and asking God for a break through, for a turnaround but it was as if nothing was happening. To feed became a problem, to the extent we were unable to pay the children’s school fees this last term. We started considering changing them to another school that is cheaper. Since I’ve been married for the past 10 years, I’ve never gone through this kind of trials and temptations. As husband and wife, we joined our faith together praying for God’s mercies.

 

Malia, to tell you the truth, at one point, my faith started to drop; I thought God has forsaken us… Not until you started teaching from Isaiah 55. You said God is calling me to a new level of life; He is inviting me to the table to be revived and become stronger. During the prayer, all  what you were saying was directly to me even the next Saturday and for a long time, that Saturday and the next and the next, I prayed through and there was this peace I felt within me and I realize that God has not forsaken us. And also Taleigh started teaching Matters of Indifference and Ephesian 6:10 “Be Strong In The Lord”! And also your admonishments on Sundays have increased my faith to 100%. I found myself doing warfare, praying and trusting the Lord more

Studying the Word more and there is this joy bubbling inside of me and the funniest thing is that this same is also happening to my husband. I remember Taleigh will always say if God wants to talk to you, He will scrap your face and humble you. I’m so blessed to have you has my mother and mentor and Taleigh as my father.

 

Last week Wednesday, the Lord did a miracle. For some time now, I’ve been trusting the Lord for capital to do business.

During the prayers two Saturday ago, one of the last few words you said before leaving the altar was that “if you want to do business, trust God and not any man” I key in those words even when I know nothing is happening around us. On Wednesday, I was in the bedroom when my husband walked in and asked me how much did you say you want to use to do business? And my reply was “babe you know I’m still trusting the Lord for capital” And he said we should pray. When he started praying, the praying was more on thanking God for his provision and inside me, I was like ‘what has God done this time?” After praying, he told me God has provided the capital for my business and also the children’s school fees for last term and also this first term; that we are not changing them to another school! He said while he was down stairs, his phone beep and he was worried ‘who has sent him message again to come and pay his debt?’ When he looked at his phone, it was an alert of one million, two hundred and something thousand! He was shocked!

 

I remember, this is what Taleigh said that ‘you will be in your house and your phone will vibrate and you will see an alert’. I use to laugh over it that such a thing is no possible but the Bible say is there anything too difficult for me to do? Certainly nothing!

Now everyday my heart is renewed! I love Jesus! He is faithful! This table the Lord has invited me to come and eat, when He said there is WATER, MILK AND WINE, I will never leave the table! I give all the glory to God! God bless you ma. Good night”

JESUS CHRIST PRAYS FOR ME RIGHT NOW! 

“And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren” (Lk 22:31, 32)

This conversation between our Lord and Peter is just before the Cross. Jesus warns him and encourages him in the same time. ‘Satan has asked for you…’ Satan, the accuser of the brethren has asked for permission to ‘sift’ Peter. Interestingly, that permission was granted by God. The word ‘asked’ is a strong word meaning ‘insisting, demanding to come for trial’. This reminds us that the devil is a personality and not just an ‘evil influence’. To sift it means to violently shake something with the intent to separate the components. In particular, sifting wheat means to shake the grains until both chaff and impurities go away and only the good grain remains. The purpose of the devil’s sifting is to separate you from your shield of faith! A soldier without a gun is useless in the battle field! No matter what trial you pass thru, do not drop your faith! Do not think of backsliding! Holding on your faith is your victory!

At the Cross, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace and the Desired of the Nations, completely destroyed the power of the devil. No man can stop the process of ‘sifting’ except our Lord Jesus Christ and His intercession. This is the promise of our eternal High Priest, that during all trials His prayer shall sustain us and His grace shall be sufficient to carry on. ‘I have prayed for you…” Say it to yourself: “Jesus Christ prays for me, right now!”

The devil wants to destroy your faith but Jesus says that your faith shall not fail. The devil wants you to backslide but Jesus says that no one of His sheep shall be lost. The devil wants to destroy the unity of the Spirit in the Church and in your marriage. But the end of such a trial of fire is joyful strength that shall be a testimony of encouragement to the other brethren. I encourage you to look unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith! Kings and kingdoms shall pass away, but there is something about Your name…JESUS… The road may have been long and difficult but your future is better than your past! The glory of Christ shall be revealed to the nations! The hearts of men shall be purified and they shall see the Lord! The weeping shall be replaced with rejoicing! The weak shall be strong and the poor shall be rich! There is a turning of the tables! The praises shall increase! The church shall be stronger! Your marriage shall be sweeter! Great shall be your children’ peace! May Christ glorify Himself in your life today!

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SEEK + SUBMIT = SUCCESS

 

“And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper” (2Chr 26:5)

 

Many Christians are seeking for the way to prosperity. They pray long prayers and fast too, but their lives do not change. This is because they are not willing to pay the price to seek God acceptably who alone is the Author and Giver of prosperity. King Uzziah was a successful king. He lived a long life; he defeated the great enemies of Judah; he became famous and rich; he built cities and had a great army. Later in life his prosperity made him proud and God judged him with leprosy. Nevertheless we can learn from him, what the secret of his prosperity was. We can also learn from his mistakes and be careful to remain humble even when God blesses us financially.

 

In the scripture above you see the two basic requirements you need to fulfill if you desire a successful life with God at the center. Simply said you need to seek (God) and submit (to the spiritual authority God placed above you). Uzziah did both and God granted him prosperity.  In Hebrew the word ‘Prosper’ means to push forward, to break out mightily and to be profitable.

To seek it means to search for something that is hidden. God reveals Himself and also He conceals Himself. Often God brings a cloud of darkness between you and Him. The purpose of this separation is to stir you up to holy romance and to create a longing in your heart so that you will run after Him. To seek it means to ask questions. Never be afraid to ask God questions. You will not be rude or proud in asking. This is my experience: as a teacher I take pleasure when my students ask me questions. I know the difference, when they want to waste my time and when they are truly serious to learn more. The purpose of asking these questions is to know God better, to understand His heart and His ways. To seek it also means to dream big and to pursue the fulfillment of these dreams. This is my advice: If you want to know God, then you need to ask God questions and wait for His answers. The opposite of seeking is to be passive, to hide or to ignore God. It also means to lose opportunities of intimate communion with God, when He is available and willing to answer your questions.

 

The second thing you need to do on the holy road of prosperity is to submit to the spiritual authority God has placed over you. King Uzziah’s father was a king. He learned the royal protocol from his father. But Uzziah was wise and humble enough to realize that he needs a spiritual mentor. He knew the power of spiritual covering. He cherished his relationship with a prophet called Zechariah, who ‘had understanding in the visions of God’ ‘who thought him the fear of God’ (KJ; NIV). Uzziah’s prosperity was directly connected with his humble submission to the prophet. It is not easy for a king to humble himself under one of his ‘subjects’. But he knew that the ‘man of God’ was more spiritual than him and he gladly accepted his counsel.

 

Lastly, this is a warning: any form of passivity, spiritual laziness, carelessness about the affairs of your soul, rebellion or pride will shut the door to prosperity. No matter the level of your education, your past professional experience, skills, gifts or hard work, you will not proposer if you reject the law of God. May God grant ‘a melting anointing’ so that you can truly repent from the heart! According to His Word, may God bless the humble seekers with His promised prosperity! In Jesus’ name, amen!

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TAKE JOY MY KING 

HAPPY WITH CHURCH TONIGHT

The prayer meeting was very good. We praised God, we did spiritual warfare and we prayed. At the beginning there was an opposition in the atmosphere, a stronghold of religion that did not permit us to freely enjoy God’s presence. This hindrance could have been a good excuse to just declare defeat. But we refused to be defeated. The Captain of our salvation commanded us to fight therefore we must fight. We could not think about the danger of the battle. We needed to obey the Word and leave the worry for later. We prayed against every hindrance that blocks our spiritual progress as people, as families and as a church. We declared that no evil person will be able to hide in the crowd and attend church tomorrow. We declared that the fire of the Holy Spirit will drive away from the gate all occult unrepentant people! In the name of Jesus!

Immediately we sensed an open door of grace to enter the breakthrough promised by God. We entered! We did not look back! We declared that from now on it will be ‘forward ever’! From grace to grace! From strength to strength! We worshipped the One who died for us! We worshipped the One who calls us to Himself! We worshipped the Lord Jesus Christ in the Beauty of His holiness! ‘I love to love You Lord…’ The anointing was strong enough to heal any sickness and to destroy any chain! To God be all the glory!

 

SIGNS OF BEWITCHING

HAPPY WITH CHURCH TONIGHT

The women’ fellowship was very good. We exposed and did spiritual warfare against the demon of religion and of witchcraft.
If you suspect that you are under a spell of witchcraft, what are the signs that you should look for? (Gal 3:1-15)

*FOOLISHNESS, UN-NECESSARY MISTAKES, DISAPPOINTING, BORING, UN-INSPIRING, UN-EVENTFUL LIFE
*NO MANIFESTATION OF ANSWERS TO PRAYERS- LITTLE FAITH, ORDINARY LIFE, NO MIRACLES
*REBELLION, STUBBORNNESS, PRIDE, UN-TEACHABLE, UNABLE TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND OBEY THE TRUTH
*WORLDLY, SELFISH AMBITION, EASILY PROVOKED, STRIFE, QUARRELS, ADDICTED TO GOSSIP
*LOSS OF UNDERSTANDING OF THE POWER OF THE CROSS, OF THE TRUE GOSPEL, OF THE BLOOD
*SPIRITUALLY DEAF, ITCHY EARS- FORGETS THE WORD OF GOD, WEAK OR SLEEPY DURING THE PREACHING OF THE SERMON
*SICKNESS THAT NO MEDICAL TEST CAN DETECT AND NO DRUGS CAN CURE- CHRONIC DEPRESSION, NEGATIVITY, ANXIETY
*MYSTERIOUS PANIC ATTACKS- COWARDICE
*TRUSTING IN SELF TO MAKE PROGRESS IN LIFE- IDENTITY COMES FROM SECULAR SUCCESS, ADDICTED TO WORK, BUSYBODY
*UNABLE TO ACCEPT THE ASSURANCE OF SALVATION; CHRONIC DOUBTS- UN-SUCCESSFUL DELIVERANCE
*UNABLE TO BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

It takes a fresh work of the Holy Spirit to convict a backslider of sin. It is a miracle to become born again. It is an extraordinary privilege, a double miracle indeed to be arrested again by the Spirit of the only Living and Jealous God. Every backslider comes back with stories of pain, failure and loss. Broken hearted he finally comes to the foot of the Cross and forever calls that spot HOME. Who can tell of the wonder of true salvation? Who can describe the chemistry of a soul set free? Who can speak of open eyes beholding the scepter of mercy? Who can write the story of men made perfect thru the death of their King? Even if I had a thousand tongues to sing the praises of my King, even that shall not be enough to describe the power, the beauty and glory of His Majesty on High! ”O come let us adore Him…Christ the Lord!’

In Christ I declare:
I am born again! I am eternally saved by grace, thru faith in the Blood of Jesus! I trust and obey the Gospel of grace, which is God’s power unto salvation! I am free from any occult spells, evil manipulation or witchcraft influence over my soul!
Jesus died to save my soul; to set me free from the guilt and punishment of sin! I am free indeed! To the glory of God!
In Jesus’ name, Amen!