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Against All Hope

Are you going through any challenge that makes you wonder if God is actually listening to you? You have prayed, done vigils, and fasted yet no results? You have done all manner of deliverances yet to no avail? You have asked the Lord for forgiveness from sins you cannot even remember when you committed them. On top of all this, you are facing daily taunting from people that are around you that ought to empathize with you. The story of Hannah in 1Samuel 1 comes to mind. She was the first wife of Elkanah, a deeply religious family. He married another wife named Peninnah probably because of the childlessness of Hannah. Yearly they go up to the House of God in Shiloh to pray and offer sacrifices. Despite all this, Hannah’s state did not change. One can only imagine her state of mind when it was time to go the House of the Lord for sacrifice. So many at this point have turned back and stopped following because they believe the afflictions they are going through is beyond redemption; as a r…

Get Ready!

The days of carelessness and unconcerned attitudes to the happenings around us has passed; so many have grown hard and callous hearts towards these happenings. Unbeknownst to them, these very things are beginning to affect them one way or another. We are warned to “Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk – not as unwise people but as wise – making the most of the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16. Friend, except we want to deceive ourselves the days are indeed evil and we know time is running out to the Coming of the Lord to rapture the saints. Unfortunately, there seemed to be no good news and the consciences of even the children of God are beginning to get use to this evil. There is a need to be cautious and come to the side of the Lord against this evil trend. Yes, the fact that you are heaven bound is not in dispute, but what about your colleagues, neighbors, friends, family, where are they heading? Maybe you are afraid to speak what you could hear God say; …

The Call 2

I once had an interesting conversation with a young friend that is just starting out in the call of God upon his life. He complained about the way his call was being received by those he called mentors. He felt he had not gotten enough support from them and he started doubting if God had truly called him. At the time of our conversation, he was feeling defeated, depressed and dejected. He expected that his ministry will be received and celebrated by his peers and his mentors. The tendency for so many at this stage is to compromise in the instructions received from God to gain the acceptance of the people. The Lord has put His word in our mouths and we have no choice but to declare what He is speaking. “Then the Lord reached out His hand touched my mouth, and told me: look I have filled your mouth with My words.” Jeremiah 1:9.  Friend, they are not your words or message, it is the message of the Lord, why then are you seeking validation from people around you? The Bible tells us in Joh…

The Call 1

So many children of God carry offences in their hearts because they feel they ought to occupy a position or be ordained to a particular office and they are not. Consequently,  many have left the place of cover, training and primary assignments to places that will accommodate the fleshly intentions of their hearts. They forget Hebrews 5:4 that tells us “No one takes this honor on himself; instead, a person is called by God, just as Aaron was.” It is not for the individual to demand this honor because he/she feels they deserve it. The House of God is not a political association or the market place where people are rewarded for their loyalty or services! One cannot help but wonder: when they have such rewards here for their ‘works’, what other reward do they expect when they stand before the King of kings? You don’t need any man to validate you or the call of God upon your life. Each person on earth has a purpose and a responsibility entrusted to them on earth; none of us sneaked into th…

Take Charge!

We are in the times that the Bible calls Perilous Times in 2 Timothy 3:1-5. These are strength reducing times: times when people turn away from the truth, vulnerable to every wind of doctrine and not given to sound doctrine. They are dangerous times indeed! We are in a time that even the mighty are falling away from the truth on a daily basis. One of the things that is quite worrisome in these times is the denial of the Person of Jesus Christ and His works amongst believers. There is so much that God has put within us that we must give expression to in this times. The reason why a lot of people deny Jesus Christ as Lord is because of the love and preservation of self. Let’s see an example in the Scriptures, Psalm 78:9 – “The children of Ephraim being armed and carrying bows turned back in the day of battle.” The experience of the children of Ephraim is being re-enacted in this times. People are running away from challenges or taken over by the troubles they are going through. God neve…

Climb The Tree

The political, economic and social terrain of the world is littered with broken and battered lives. The few that are wise have picked up themselves from the dustbins of the world system in search of Who this Jesus Christ is and what He is saying at these times. The Bible tells us in 1John 2:17 “...And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in His life abides (remains) forever.” (AMP)  Even the world’s scientists know that this present world with all its fads is passing away and have started advising people to store food in preparation for Doom’s Day! If the world knows and understands that a day is coming when this world as is presently known and seen will pass away, howbeit that many sons of the Kingdom are at a loss as to what to do? This is not the time to hype certain areas of the Scriptures to the detriment of others. This is the time to take th…