“You alone work miracles and You have let nations see Your mighty power” (Ps 77:14)

The Saturday evening prophetic prayer meeting was very good. At the beginning of the meeting I could see that some of the brethren look sad, tired, discouraged and distracted. Others seem ready to enter the Holy of holies. This created a division in the Spirit realm. As much as I wanted to go ahead with those who were ready, I could not ignore the weak ones who were trailing behind. We were singing songs of worship trying to cover up the weaknesses. Led by the Holy Spirit, I stopped the meeting.   I thanked everybody who came to church this evening. I told them that they have already paid the price to have an encounter with the Living God. It is not easy to live your house and come to church on Saturday evening, to join a prayer meeting when tomorrow there is ‘church’ again. I told them that they have done well. We clapped for ourselves. I also said that all things should be done well, to give glory to God. We must please God this evening! It is not enough to arrive before the veil, and then fall asleep there, when we can push a little more in faith and enter in. I told them that the hindrance to true worship is spiritual. There are evil spirits attacking their minds so that, just before the finishing line of anointing, they draw back.


I told them to choose between worrying about the cares of this word and worshipping God; between religious duty and pleasing the Holy Spirit. Everybody chose to worship God. The unity of the Spirit is always very important to create the way for the glory to come. We did warfare against the evil spirits that hindered us (doubt, fear, religion, worrying about the future…).


We started praying one for another. Suddenly, the electric power (NEPA) went off.  We continued to pray in darkness and heat for about 5-6 minutes. To my surprise, nobody stopped praying. In fact, the prayers intensified, rising up as the incense of the evening sacrifice. In could not encourage them for my microphone was not working. Everybody sensed that this darkness is not ‘normal’. We prayed in the Spirit on and on. Then the power was restored. The light came back. Together with the light, the Holy Spirit came on us as a refreshing. We sang again and again: “Jesus, You are the God of miracles… You are God, from beginning to the end, there’s no place for argument, You are God all by Yourself… You are the God of miracles…Thank You Father, Thank You Son, Thank You Holy Ghost!”


You can learn more about the Holy Spirit when you stay one minute in this anointing than a whole year in Bible school (I have nothing against Bible schools). The Holy Spirit owes no man. He does not need your money. But He needs your faith to work with. The Holy Spirit came on us with fire and joy. There is no way to describe these wonderful things. I pray that you draw closer to God so that He draws closer to you. In this romantic holy dance between your soul and the Holy Spirit, you must be the seeker, you must initiate the move, you must ‘provoke’ God to touch you. ‘Touch me one more time Oh, Lord, Touch me one more time Oh, Lord, I need a touch from the Master, I need a touch from You Lord, Touch me one more time, Oh, Lord!’ This is not a meeting of some millionaires or politicians. This is not a gathering of the rich and famous. There was no video camera. There is no breaking news on the TV. This is family meeting between the humble and faithful believers and their God.  Jesus is Lord indeed! This glorious meeting happened, not in Hollywood, not in America or Canada, but in Effurun, Nigeria. For any place where God’s children come together to worship their Father, He comes and stays with them. May the overflow of such goodness touch you today! To God alone be all the glory!

FH 10


“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Col 3:12-17)
This is a wonderful text to be applied in all relationships between brethren but especially in a godly marriage. The Word of God tells us that marriage is a picture of the Love Christ has for His Bride, the Church. To obey the Word of God, both husband and wife must be saved and Spirit filled. Both must desire to glorify Christ in their lives and in their marriage. Marital love is not just a feeling but it is a life time commitment in the presence of God! Marriage is hard work. Marriage is not easy. But marriage has a glory harvest on earth!
The devil hates the Christians especially when they marry. There is great power released to the glory of God when husband and wife pray in the unity of the Spirit. The devil will try its best to divide them, physically or spiritually. Our weapons are not carnal, but spiritual. Both husband and wife live happily knowing that they are ‘elect of God, holy and beloved’. Each one’s identity is rooted in the everlasting love of God. Each one is spiritually, emotionally and mentally stable and can help the other in case of weakness or sin. Each one must be merciful, humble, patient, tolerating and forgiving the other. Love covers all sins and binds all good virtues in one unit of grace. The peace of God reigns in that home. There is thanksgiving flowing in their marriage. They are filled with the Word of God and they apply it daily. They teach and admonish one another from the Word of God. Their marriage is singing praises to God. The Holy Spirit is happy to dwell in their home. That is an ideal Christian home!
Today, my husband, Pastor Richmond Leigh, and I celebrate 44 years of marriage. We got married as unbelievers. About fifteen years later we became saved. Or marriage is blessed with three children and six grandchildren (and still growing). We are now in full time ministry. We have many spiritual sons and daughters. To the glory of God!
I was thinking what to share from our long, challenging but very happy successful marriage… The truth is that I have forgotten our sinful past of long ago. More and more I see Christ in my husband and I hope he sees the same in me. One of the most important decisions we have made is to be pro-active in our love, especially concerning the area of forgiveness. The Bible commands us to do two things: to forbear and forgive. The first word means to bear long, to endure patiently and quietly, praying in the Spirit for the grace to move on from offence to peace and joy. “When persecuted, we endure” (1Cor 4:12). The second word ‘forgive’ means to freely release your prisoner, to not expect payment from the one who offended you. You either forgive or you ask for revenge. Both cannot do both in same time! To forgive it means to bless instead of cursing, to pay back good instead of evil. Forbearing and forgiving are vitally necessary in marriage. Both are very difficult actions. It is easier to quarrel, insult or keep grudges. It is easier to divorce than forgive!!! Only the Holy Spirit is able to perform this holy work in you!
There is no doubt that in this world of sin ‘offences will come’. My husband and I come from different countries, races and backgrounds. At the beginning, our marriage was difficult. We had difficulty in understanding one another, especially the motives of our actions. For example, what I considered right, he thought it was wrong. I just did not understand him…. We never planned to quarrel but we could not always avoid disagreements. To make matters worse, the devil was always ready to ‘add pepper to the soup’. As Christians we knew that we need to love and forgive. But love is not easy, for love is a sacrifice. Love is sustained and protected by spiritual warfare. You must be jealous over your marriage testimony! “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends” (1 Cor 13:7–8).
Over the years we observed that if there is an argument and pain follows, it takes us a long time to gather strength and manifest love again. We eventually forgive one another but it takes time. The hurt lasted too long. The damage to our emotions was too great. By the time we forgave each other, the wound will leave a deep scar. To avoid this we both decided to become pro-active in love. We studied each other in the light of the Word. We prayed for revival in our marriage; for wisdom, love, patience and holy passion. We decided to build up a ‘savings account’ of love, grace and forgiveness. We decided to love and forgive before the offence comes. In that way, if there is any misunderstanding, it lands on the soft bed of forgiving love and it is quickly deactivated. By doing this, we killed the fear of division and quarrels. ‘Where sin abounds, grace abounds much more’ (Rom 5:20).
This is our mature testimony as a married couple: To the glory of God we now forgive ‘as Christ forgives’. Jesus died for us ‘while we were yet sinners’. (Rom 5:8). He did not wait for our quarrels with Him before He thought of a way to forgive us. He forgave us on the Cross because we ‘did not know what we were doing’ (Lk 23:34). At last, after many years of trial and error, by the grace of God, my husband and I have discovered that Love is not a reaction, but a sacrificial, purposeful, holy action rooted in Christ and His love for His Bride. We do not just forgive! We live in the realm of forgiveness. We forgive each other before (and not only after) the disagreement comes. We cannot predict when trouble comes, but we can prepare against it by surrounding our hearts in the oil of forgiveness and grace.
Let me be even more personal. I say: ‘By the grace of God, and for the sake of Christ my Lord, no matter what my husband says of does to me, I will forgive him always and for everything, for as long as I live!”. If these words sound foolish to you, it means that you have not yet arrived at ‘the hill of incense’ where all is soaked in glory! You have not been intoxicated with the fragrance of Christ! You have not yet touched the scars on His hands! You have not kissed His dusty feet! Your alabaster box is still intact! You have not heard His Words spoken to me! I testify that there is no fear in love! Oh, my Lord!!!!!
“Then turning toward the woman Jesus said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” (Lk 7:44-50)
May these words find you ready to go to a higher level of faith! May your marriage be blessed! To the glory of God!
(In the picture, my husband and I, on vacation, at our Hotel in Cappadokia, Turkey. The hotel was built in the rock)
Tali and I 13


“Take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have given you the land to possess” (Nu 33:53)
“He gave His people the lands of pagan nations, and they harvested crops that others had planted” (Ps 105:44)
I received a note from a Christian brother in the church. He is about 40 years old. He was a Muslim but he gave his life to Christ. He is happily married with children. He is an engineer and his wife is a teacher. Both of them serve God humbly and faithfully in the church. They are very hard working people. They are the extra-mile Christians. I also know that they tithe faithfully.
Over the years, there is something strange I observed about them. They had faith for many things but they were spiritually weak in the area of a financial breakthrough. They were satisfied to be poor. Over the years I told them that they will not die as tenants. That they should go and buy a piece of land and build their own house. Each time I said that, they will smile shyly and look down to the floor. Sometimes I will tell them: ‘Say: Amen!” Then they will say ‘Amen!’ to please me… This spiritual ‘dance’ is about five years old. My prayer and wish for them was that one day they will rise in the Spirit and possess their possessions. I felt it in my spirit that even with their little faith, God has approved their request to have their own home. God did His part long ago! They were slow to receive what was theirs already. Until today… I saw the brother today in the church. He said that God has done it. Money came from ‘nowhere’ (of course from God) and he bought the land. He was jumping up and down like a teenager. I told him that God who started this good thing in him will perfect it to the end! This time he did not waste time and shouted ‘Amen!’
May this testimony touch you! You are not too poor, too un-educated, too much a nobody that God cannot help you. Even if your faith is small like a mustard seed, God can use it to answer your prayers! In fact, God helps the weak to fight the mighty! Little is much when God is in it! Nothing is too hard for God! This land is big enough. God will help you buy a piece of property and you shall enter into your own house. Just vow to give God alone all the glory! Say ‘Amen’!!!
“Malia… I am overwhelmed Malia, I have set my hands on the plow not looking back that I will worship the Lord with all my heart. I received it, I trust the Lord with all my heart that He has already given me my heart’s desires… I love you Jesus… I told Tali (pastor) yesterday about the good news that I bought a land in… God is really doing wonders in my life and the life’s of my family. Jesus………………… I love you. I am so happy Malia, that God has help me to defeat the fear of buying a land and building a house. My father is a poor man. I thought I will be the same until I die… But Jesus said No! I have blessed you! That evil spirit of fear, of poverty mentality, of slavery… has left me and my home! “Lord Jesus I thank You for this victory, I will forever worship You no matter the circumstances, my eyes are on You Lord”. Thank you Ma for your prayers and encouragement! I am very happy…”
Promised Land


“A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world” (Jn 16:21)
A couple in our church have been waiting for six years to have a baby. Doctors have examined them and declared that medically, there is no way they can have a baby. The husband was a Muslim who got converted to be a Christian. Some years ago, armed robbers shot at him but he escaped. Both of them are now born again and Spirit filled. The wife is a member of our choir. They worship God with great passion and faithfulness. I saw their tears in prayers and intercession. I saw their joy in serving God. They had faith that one day they will be parents! They always talk about ‘their children’ even before any baby came.
Against all odds, nine months ago, the wife got pregnant. It has been a challenging pregnancy. She could not stand or come to church for months. But pain is soon forgotten when a baby is born. Yes, they are now the happy blessed parents of a handsome baby boy. May this testimony remind you that the Living God we serve is a God of miracles! Nothing is too difficult for God! To God be all the glory! (This is the picture of the baby)
Baby Joshua


“And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s. It is holy to the Lord” (Lev 27:30)

The tithe is the first tenth part of your personal income, set apart as an offering to God, or for works of mercy. God invented the tithe. It is not man’s idea. Many pastors may abuse the doctrine of the tithe but that does not negate the fact that it is God’s commandment that His people should pay the tithe. Paying the tithe is a matter of obedience. Some Christians argue that tithing was God’s command given only in the Old Testament. They say that as believers in Christ we do not have to be legalistic and pay the tithe. They say that we should ‘be led by the Holy Spirit and pay more than ten percent of the income’. This sounds nice. But often, the same people who say that they ‘are led by the Spirit’ pay less than one percent.

As an ‘old’ Christian, as a mother in Christ and as a pastor, this is my counsel: It is better to be ‘legalistic’ at the beginning and learn to tithe faithfully. Like a little child, ‘a baby Christian’ needs laws to learn obedience. You need to learn spiritual discipline. You do it until obedience is easy and it becomes your holy habit, until you find joy in obeying the Word of God. After that, as you mature, you can ‘relax’ from the so called ‘legalistic approach’ and do ‘as the Spirit leads’. By then, your faith in God is mature, strong and steady. You have passed thru the fire of the Holy Spirit. Your motives for doing ministry are now purified. You are filled with the Holy Spirit. The foundation of your Christian life is laid on Christ Crucified and Resurrected. All the necessary lessons are now learned. You fear God all the days of your life. You obey God’s commands without grumbling. It takes much discipline pain and many tears until you enter the place of easy and joyful obedience to God’s commands. It is called God’s rest! At last, you find joy in tithing and in generosity towards God. You now experience the joy of your salvation. Your cross has now become your crown! Hallelujah! You are now a mature, tested, faithful and powerful Christian. From this point in time you can indeed do ‘as the Spirit leads…’ But until then, simply pay your tithe from your increase! God bless you! I wait for you to bring back a sure testimony that God has seen your sacrificial love for Him and that He has blessed you more than you imagine!


“For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death” (1 Cor 15:25, 26)
I believe that in this particular season, God has granted a fresh favor on His people. It comes like dew from heaven. You will sense it mostly in the morning as you have your quiet time with your King! This fresh anointing that destroys all yokes has been given especially to the children of God who have faithfully served God with humility, never waiting for the praises of men. Recently, my husband and I have experienced a mighty breakthrough. After a long wait, with fasting and prayers, God opened a door for us to glorify His name. Long ago we bought a piece of property. We lost it. We now regained it. Then we needed to possess our possessions. In the process of doing that, the enemy attacked. The attack came especially thru the evil spirit of fear. It was the fear of untimely death in particular.
This is my testimony: As a child of God, filled with the Holy Spirit and by the grace of God, I have been delivered from all my past fears. But this recent attack took me by surprise. This demon was an old enemy that came ‘to visit me’ again. In the past, when fear attacks me, I stand on the Word of God in 2 Timothy 1:7. It is my base line scripture. It has never failed to encourage me. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”. But this time, the Holy Spirit used a new scripture to increase my faith against the fear of death. It is 1 Corinthians 15:25, 26. By the power of the Holy Spirit my eyes were opened and I saw (again!) the Lord Jesus Christ as the King of kings!!! “He must reign!’ “Jesus, You must reign!” I said it again and again until the Word ‘soaked’ into my spirit. It is true that Jesus is the King of kings! I knew that! He is already seated on the highest throne in heaven. But I needed this holy powerful reminder by the Holy Spirit. Somehow, my vision became dimmed from ‘dusty religion’. I needed a fresh revelation of His Majesty on high! I saw the Lord Jesus, not only as my Savior or Helper, but as the King of heaven and earth. None can withstand His power!!! His crown was so bigggggg….glittering with diamonds and rubies… His scepter was made of gold and held in His hands that still carried the scars of love… I saw people from all the nations bowed before Him… The kings on earth placed their crowns at His feet…
As I beheld this scene in heaven, all my fears were gone!!! Fear of death cannot talk in this atmosphere of glory! Yes! Jesus Christ reigns forever! Of the increase of His Kingdom and peace there shall be no end! But Jesus ‘must reign’ in my heart, in my spirit! Nothing should dim this royal revelation of grace. I am free to worship the King of kings in the beauty of His holiness! I am free to sing forever to the Lamb seated upon His throne! Hallelujah! Glory to God!
Majesty, worship His majesty, unto Jesus, be all power, honor and praise!
Jesus who died is now glorified! He is King of all kings!
Because You reign, I shall rejoice tomorrow
Because You reign, all fears are gone!
Because I know, You hold my future!
My life is worth a living just because You reign!
SLL 25


“Then Moses said, “Now show me Your glory” (Ex 33:18)
This evening prayer meeting was very good. The people came hungry for God. Some new people that have never attended a prayer meeting in the church came and sat down. I know that it was not by their power. It was the Holy Spirit that drew them here. We praised and worshipped God from the beginning to the end. I prepared a sermon (again) but the door was not opened for me to preach it (again). Men and women knelt down to pray for their souls. Many came to the altar. They sat down there looking broken, defenseless. It is very beautiful to see a ‘big’ man or a rich man, seating down before God, truly humbled by the Holy Spirit. No proud man likes to look foolish. It is always a miracle to see a broken heart worshipping before God. We had only a keyboardist and a (part time) drummer. Then we had our own voices to shout the name of Jesus and to sing to the King. The room became too hot for comfort. Some people opened the door to let some cool air come in. Nobody minded all these things.
The attention was focused on the Lord Jesus Christ. We sang and prayed on and on: “Show me Your face… Show me Your glory…I want to see You, Lord Jesus…” Suddenly, The Lord answered these simple faith prayers. The Holy Spirit opened our eyes to see the King in the beauty of His holiness. The tune changed. The key changed. The atmosphere changed. Now singing: “I see the Lord, I see the Lord, exalted high above the worship, of the people of the earth… I see the Lord, I see the Lord, for my eyes have seen the King, The Lamb open the throne, who lives forever more” This is a reminder that God hears prayers. Jesus collects our prayers and adds them to His incense in heaven. “Oh Lord, set my heart of fire for you…” Suddenly fear ran away. A fresh boldness came in. We sang: “I am not afraid! I am not afraid! – a song from “Jesus culture”. The effect of the Holy Spirit on the sons of God cannot be measured. We prayed and interceded in the Spirit. These notes are written just to stir your appetite for the spiritual realities found in Christ alone! God is real! Draw closer and touch Him! God is good! Taste and see that he is good! God is strong! Mountains shake and fall. Each step closer to God is a step into light, satisfied by peace and filled by joy. There is no better place where we could have been this evening. We belong to Jesus. This is our story! This is our song! Church was good tonight!
“I see the cloud, I step in. I want to see Your glory like Moses did. Flashes of light and rolls of thunder! I’m not afraid! I’m not afraid! Show me Your glory, show me Your glory, my God… I’m awed by Your beauty, lost in Your eyes! I long to walk in Your presence like Jesus did! Your glory surrounds me and I’m overwhelmed! I’m not afraid! I’m not afraid! “Show me Your glory, show me Your glory, my God… I long to look on the face of the One that I love; I Long to stay in Your presence, it’s where I belong. Oh how we love You, oh how we love You! Oh how we love You, Jesus!”


“Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle” (Ex 40:34)
This evening, the Women’s Fellowship was very powerful. It was different than any other time we gathered in the past. Something ‘interesting’ happened. This is the background story: Before the Esther’s Banquet last month, some women suggested that we should have games during the party. What they wanted was that the couples should play some games as entertainment. When I heard of this idea I immediately said no. I explained to them that this banquet is ‘a prophetic party’ and not ‘an ordinary party’. We fasted for the month of January the way Esther and her maids fasted. Our desire was that King Jesus, represented by our husbands, who are our kings, will see our heavy burdens and take over them. We decided that we shall dress royally, in traditional Nigerian attires. We shall lovingly cook for everybody. During the banquet, we shall keep silent and let the husbands do the talking, the older ones first… This was a form of submission and respect to our husbands. By faith, it was an open door for the Holy Spirit to touch our husbands to help us with our burdens. The banquet was very successful. My husband, Pastor Richmond Leigh spoke. He challenged the husbands to be more spiritual, more sensitive and more active with their duties as husbands. The Holy Spirit was there to touch and fill everybody with more love, passion and fire. I personally was very pleased with the Banquet. But after the party, I heard that some women said that the evening was ‘too dull’. Some husbands said that the party was ‘too spiritual’. These are the very words that came to my ears…
This evening I prepared a sermon about the role of the prophetic ministry. I wanted to defend myself, why I refused the games. I wanted to explain to the sisters that what we need is more of the Holy Spirit and not more entertainment. I wanted to say that games have a place sometimes, but not during a serious prophetic gathering when we trust God to speak and to move on behalf of our marriages. But this evening, my well prepared sermon could not be delivered. God did not allow me to talk, because He wanted to do the talking. As we started praising God, suddenly the Holy Spirit ‘came down’. The hall became like fire. Wave after wave of anointing passed thru our hearts. We fell in love with Jesus all over again. Everybody was lying down, weeping, laughing, praying or worshipping. The Holy Spirit said to me: ‘Stand back. Let me do the talking…” I was standing still, surprised at how the Spirit of God was moving in our midst. The sisters were screaming ‘Jesus…Jesus…’ The fire was burning and none could quench it. If anybody desired some ‘entertainment’, the Holy Spirit provided more than we could have imagined. There was no need for games. The King was in our midst. Who remembered games? Nobody…
I felt so small in the presence of the Master. Jesus is so big and wonderful. But I felt so good!!! He came to vindicate our stand. We are not hungry for religious games. We are hungry for the Living God! There is no doubt in my mind that miracles of salvation, healing and deliverance happened tonight. Repentance was real. Progress was made. Jesus opened a door for our Women fellowship that no one can shut. At a time, the power (NEPA) went off but nobody observed that. A woman I invited to Esther’s banquet told me that the senior pastor in her church stopped the women fellowship. She said it was because there was too much flesh, gossip and divisions among the women. She was surprised that we are still gathering as a fellowship. She said that it was a miracle. She asked what our secret is. I told her it is Jesus! Only Jesus! We gather around the Cross and worship Jesus. We do not gather just to be friends. That comes later. Each of us must pass thru the fire of glory before we are able to be friends to others. Purity comes before party. Oh… I cannot express the power of the anointing of the Holy Spirit surrounding us tonight. To God be all the glory!
Singing: “Oh, Lord, set my heart on fire, for You! For You! I want to know Your heart! I want to know Your ways! Jesus!!! Set my heart on fire for You! For You!”


“And it shall come to pass in that day that his burden shall be taken away from off your shoulder and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be consumed in the presence of the anointing” (Is 10:27)

The road has been long and difficult. Many nights you could not sleep, for the thoughts were heavy on your mind…Is there any hope for me?… Is this pain forever?… More tears and sighs that you can count…No man could understand… But it is true, you knew it, deep down in your spirit, in that place where only God can come, that one day, one moment in time, you shall be free…

The devil took the anointing for granted. Like the Philistines ignored the new hair of Samson, so the devil forgot that you are a candidate for a miracle, for a change, for victory! You foolishly carried heavy loads of strange cares, These were not your own… these were not placed on your tender shoulders by God…the enemy took advantage of your goodness and deceived you to carry burdens not your own…

But slowly, the mercy of God has been revealed…your faith started blooming and now it has fruits…the anointing of the Holy Spirit has destroyed, has consumed that old bondage rooted in the past and now you are free! Touch your heart and see that you are free! Finally free! I confirm that truth has made are free! Yes, to the glory of God, dreams come true! I confirm that the test of freedom in Christ is sweet! “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (Jn 8:32)