Three revelations of greatness

By Rev Celestine Benson

"I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; a star shall come out of Jacob; a scepter shall rise out of Israel, and batter the brow of Moab, and destroy all the sons of tumult." Numbers 24: 17 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Numbers 24: 17-19, Isaiah 9, Matthew 2: 2, Romans 8: 18-19, Revelation 12: 1, Isaiah 60: 1-2, Genesis 37: 9, Matthew 2: 11, Psalms 110: 2, Genesis 49: 10, Psalms 89: 20, Psalms 89: 34, Nehemiah 9: 24-25, Nehemiah 9: 35, 2 Samuel 5.

You are just not an ordinary person, God created you and pact greatness within you. I am important to God. When God removes the veil that is covering your greatness you can never be denied. When God sees you, you can never be hidden. 

The following are the signs: 

1. You are a star. The reason why you are suffering what you are suffering is because the devil can see that you are a star. You star is your destiny. Every star is meant to manifest. Everyone has a hidden star in it. Every greatness is attached to your star. Generations are waiting for the manifestation of your star. Star attracts. Your star befits glory. Glory means beautify. Beautify is attractive. Your star will arise and shine. Every star is born to dominate.

2. A sceptre shall arise from you. You are a ruler. Authority have been given to you. As a ruler, you need the oil for you to be respected. Every ruler have a mandate to crush. God has given you rulership to do with things as you want. You have the right to determine your destiny.

 

Prayers:

• My star begin to shine

• Every waster of my star, be wasted

• Oh Lord, every word you have spoken to me right before I was born, let it come to pass.

Finish Strong

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it."  1Corinthians 9: 24 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: 1Corinthians 9: 24-27, Hebrews 12: 1, 

As humans, we are excited to start but God is more excited to finish.

The obstacles you go through in life are like hurdles. It doesn’t mean you won’t get more. It just means you are closer to finishing. It is not who gets there first that counts it is who is running according to the qualification of the race. It is not how you start that matters, it is how you finish.

To be able to run the race, you have to put down the weights like; anxiety, fear, thoughts. When was the last time you went down on your knees to just thank God without asking for anything? God has a need, he wants you to worship him. Why do you show up grumpy to God? Many finish very weak, many end the year very weak and they expect a better next year but it doesn’t work that way. You need to finish strong. You need an attitude of gratitude. You have to be thankful.

Do not be distracted by people ahead of you in the race, you are a star, do not compare your race with others. To finish strong, you need to be thankful. Life will always throw something your way but you will overcome it. You finish strong by understanding that God has been faithful, knowing you have life by grace, by faith & by being grateful. The world doesn’t reward complainers, it rewards champions. God can give you back what you thought you have lost through grace.

Focus on yourself. Focus on the race. Forget about the distractions. Learn to persevere.

Against all odds

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"Unless the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night.” Genesis 31: 42 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Genesis 31: 36-42, Genesis 28: 11-22, Psalms 23: 1, 

There are 3 major reasons why people don’t fulfil destiny.

⁃ Laziness: when you are so lazy, you can’t fulfil destiny. Laziness stops people from achieving greatness.

⁃ Procrastination: it’s saying you will do something tomorrow & that tomorrow never comes.

⁃ Excuses: trying to give a reason why you can’t do something. 

A dream makes you go against all odds. Anytime you think about quitting, remember and think about the dream God showed you. When you feel weak or discouraged, remember God’s promises concerning you. What have you been facing, that has made you give up? If you are not a quitter but a sticker, you will be rewarded. Is that dream still alive in you? Or have you changed it? If God showed you, take the little steps. If you can be faithful in the little things, God will bless you will plenty. Why do you give up easily?

Faith Upgrade

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

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

Bible Readings: John 4: 6, Malachi 3: 6, Philippians 4: 13, Galatians 4: 1, Hebrews 11: 1.

The greatest tragedy is not the shouting of the loss of anything but for someone to end a year depressed. The greatest mishap is for someone to enter a year happy but end it depressed with little or no faith.

There are times we do things and find ourselves tired. Being tired is not the issue but where you stopped when tired. It’s okay if you find yourself weary or tired but what you do when that happens is what matters. Why are you tired now? Who are you surrounding yourself when you are tired? When you are tired, your guard is out & when your guard is down, that is when the devil strikes. Why are you giving up right now? If God’s plan is to give you what he desires to give you at a particular time & you are tired, you loose that privilege and can only get it back by his mercies. Why is your faith failing now after all you have been through?

The challenges you face are not meant to break your faith but mend it & make it stronger. Only people that stand till the end are going to be rewarded. It’s not how you start the race that matters. Heaven did not just send you to earth to start but to also finish. Jesus says he prays for you. God is not praying for you for what you want but for what you need and what you need is faith.

The reason why God hasn’t answered some of your prayers is because you have downgraded your faith. Whatever is yours will always be yours, your faith is what matters. Your faith speaks! It’s either you are managing your faith, downgrading it or upgrading it.

Upgrade your faith!

Why should I pray?

By Pastor Drew Ugbogbo

"Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church." Acts 12: 5 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Acts 12: 1-5,  Psalms 115: 12, Matthew 6: 5, 1 Thessalonians 5: 17, Luke 18: 1, Daniel 2: 13-21, Daniel 2: 46, Isaiah 62: 6, Exodus 32: 13, 2 Chronicles 7: 1, James 5: 17, 1 kings 17: 7, Exodus 2: 23, Matthew 7: 7, Luke 9: 10, Isaiah 43: 4. Zephaniah 3: 17-19. Psalms 103: 4, Psalm 22: 2, Matthew 11: 12.

God is not moved by emotions or tears, he is moved by your faith, prayers and confidence in his word. Wake up to your God given authority. God expect his children to be in constant communication with heaven.Jesus knew that we would experience storms of life so that’s why he admonished us to pray. It all depends on your prayer life. It is your prayer life that determines the outcome; victory or disappointment. The reason you are lazy in your prayer life is because you are comfortable. 

⁃ We pray to exert a restraining order against every satanic devices working contrary to God’s agenda.

⁃ We pray so all the forces of hell bow before us. 

⁃ We pray to stop the fear of God to the heat of those planning our destruction. 

⁃ We pray so that believing souls know that we serve a living God.

⁃ We pray to defile the laws of men against our beliefs.

⁃ We pray to defile the gods of this world. 

⁃ We pray to maintain daily victory

⁃ We pray to showcase the superior power against the inferior 

⁃ We pray for god to defeat the words and words of elites over our lives.

⁃ We pray to put God in remembrance of his promises.

⁃ We pray in order for God to hasten to perform his works in our lives.

- We pray to experience the fire of the holy ghost in all aspects of our life.  

- We pray to invoke the supreme power of God to overturn and overthrow the laws of the world.

- We pray to put our assigned angels on notice about kingdom mandate. 

We should pray with a serious intention to see change. We should pray to seriously place a demand to stop or change something. It takes prayer for the prophetic declarations on our life to come to fruition.,Until you cry a cry of desperation God will not render help. Our open mouth renders the miracle. Prayer suspends and releases natural laws. 

You don’t speak to the devil when your knees have not been burnt at the prayer alter.

Miracle

By Pastor Ayo Elijah

"For with God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1: 37 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Luke 1: 26-38, Matt 7.

You are going to hit a season in your life where you will run out of your own human limitation. You need to believe in a miracle before it comes. The advent season teaches us that God is a God that is amazingly interested in your everyday life. Real wisdom and knowledge come from God. Don’t be a critical people but you can be a critical thinker because at a point, you will need a miracle. When you don’t understand it, you begin to give credit to the universe for what God has done. Miracle is an inexplainable anomaly that is orchestrated by the eternal. A miracle is when God makes something happen that couldn’t happen, shouldn’t happen and wouldn’t happen unless he made it happen. Sometimes we get miracles and we don’t realize that we are getting it. 

Three prerequisites for miracle.

⁃ Failure: There would be no need for a miracle if there is no problem or if it’s a problem you can solve. 

⁃ Favour: Unmerited favour; it’s a preferential treatment you don’t deserve. Favour is what God uses to get what he has for you. It doesn’t come at anyone’s expense. If you don’t get favour from anyone, then you don’t need it from them. Favour is when God puts flavour in your life. 

⁃ Faith: 

Miracles exists! You don’t earn a miracle, it only comes from God. God gives it to you.

Show me your glory

Rev Victor Adeyemi 

"And he said, “Please, show me Your glory." Exodus 33: 18 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Exodus 33: 11-33, John 1: 1-4, John 1: 14, Philippians 2, John 17: 4-5, Romans 1: 4, Romans 6: 4, Exodus 34: 5-6, Hebrews 4: 16, Isaiah 6, Romans 8: 1, Romans 10: 12, Psalms 84: 11, James 1: 4, Proverbs 30: 5, Psalms 119: 89, Romans 5: 5, 2 Corinthians 4: 6, 2 Corinthians 3: 18, Proverbs 23: 7, John 2: 11, John 11: 40, Isaiah 60: 1-6, Haggai 2: 6-8.

Glory means splendour, majesty. It is the display of somebody’s worth or value. Nobody can measure God’s worth. In God becoming flesh, he laid aside the fullness of his glory behind in heaven. Every time God appeared to Moses, he appeared in measured glory. Ask for another level of favour. “I will be satisfied with the dissatisfaction that needs to be satisfied over and over again.” Ever since the fall of man, man has failed to have the capacity of God in his full glory. The glory of God is powerful. When you see the way God is, he is an embodiment of goodness. God has been misrepresented to us. If you can know him the way he is, you will realize he is goodness personified.

The attribute of God: 

⁃ God is Merciful; he is one that withholds judgement from those who deserve it. Merciful and gracious are two sides in a coin. You can’t have one and not the other.

⁃ God is gracious; Grace grants goodness or favour to those who don’t deserve it. The work of redemption is an act of his mercy and demon.

⁃ God is long suffering; it is the quality that bears with the things that you are not comfortable with. 

⁃ God is abundant in goodness & truth; I.e. kindness, generosity, faithfulness.

Iniquity: is tendency towards sin. Trans-generational; Transgressions: every time you break a law, you have transgressed; Sin: to miss the mark; to fall short of standard. 

When God’s merciful and goodness is rejected, he would not clear those guilty of iniquity. He punishes those who reject his mercy. When God is in judgement, he is because of his mercy. 

Whenever God manifests his glory, there will be;

1. Revelation; God reveals himself. Revelation is key to transformation. Revelation changes your self image and as that changes, your reality changes. The thoughts that dominate your mind, will become your reality.

2. Miracles; Miracles reveals God’s power.

3. Prosperity;

Then

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You. Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us." Psalms 67: 5-6 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Numbers 17: 8, John 6: 11-12, John 11: 41.

Praise is a weapon of your achievement. It is the tool needed to get your achievement. Praise means Yaddah. Which means to shout, to confess the name of God, to lift up your hands. 

Mystery of Yaddah (lifting up of hands): Spiritual weapon that signifies an offensive and defensive weapon.An instrument for warfare for God to use. Your hands are the weapons God is interested in using. Once you lift up your hands, what is shot against you, is shot away from you. 

When ever you lift up your hands, it means you are shooting arrows at your enemy. It means you are being specific. You are shooting at where your enemies are. You don’t need to see the arrow going, all you need is the testimony. Once you can lift your hand up, it means you are bound to increase. Every time there is going to be an increase, the enemy tries to short it.

When you can lift your hands, then you can yield, bring forth. Everything that you give thanks for, multiplies. If you can give thanks, every dead thing would come back to life. Lifting up your hand signifies victory.

The power of the right image. Contd

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

 "Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.” Jeremiah 1: 11-12 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Jeremiah 1: 4-12, Matthew 5: 5, Galatians 2: 20, Isaiah 49: 16, Psalms 102: 14.

What you see determines what you become. Do you see what God sees or what the world sees? 

Self image is defined as an idea of ones vault, appearance or self worth. It is a mental picture of a kind that is difficult to change. It is an answer to the question “what do you believe that people think about you?” Your behaviour, attitude and personality is being shaped by what people say about you.Self image is as a result of: How you see yourself, How others see you and How you think others perceive you.

Achievement in life easily comes based on the perception of the achiever. You are believing what the world is saying rather than what the word is saying and that happens sometimes because you don’t even know what the word says about you. Go to the word of God to find your true self.

Self image has a way of affecting your confidence. It doesn’t matter what you are told because it is irrelevant, it is what you believe that matters. Don’t waste time trying to please people who don’t like you. Don’t try to fit it. Build yourself in Christ image and not self image. Don’t allow external to determine the internal. Self image affects your potential. The reason why you are not achieving so much is because you are allowing other people’s opinion affect you. Don’t allow people’s opinion put you down! Anytime you imitate someone, you can only be a second best.

Let the word of God be your mirror. You are very rare. You are an individual by yourself. You are valuable! The moment you try to copy someone, you loose your originality. If you see what God sees, you move faster in life.

The power of the right image

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

 "Clothe me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews?" Job 10: 11 (NKJV)

Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 16: 7, Romans 12: 2, Psalms 139: 13-16, Galatians 2: 20.

Self esteem comes out of self image. People are not word based but world based. The world has brought an image of what you should look like and people now respond to the world not the word. The world has painted how images should be and we are trying to fit into it.

Until the inside is fixed, the outside is nothing. The challenge is that it is not what you have outside that determines who you are but what you have inside. Self image is based on the opinion of people around you. You categorize success based on the world’s esteem which has affected your self esteem and your self image. The world wants you to look like everyone so you disvalue yourself. You try to be accepted by them by going away from God.

Why are you trying to fit into what everybody said when you are unique? You are different! People’s opinion should determine how you feel. The one who created you has said that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. You can’t achieve greatness if the perception of yourself is wrong.

Be free! Be yourself! Be real.

 

Confidence

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

 "Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise" Hebrews 10: 35-36 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Hebrews 10: 35-39, Hebrews 4: 16, 1 John 3: 21-22, Luke 11: 13, Revelation 2: 5, Psalms 11: 3, 1 Corinthians 2: 9-10, Isaiah 2: 22, Jeremiah 17: 5, Daniel 3: 18, Philippians 1vs 6, Philippians 4: 6-7, Isaiah 66: 8, Lamentation 3: 37, Romans 9: 17-18.

Confidence is very important. If you are going to get something from God, your approach is very important. Your approach has to be with confidence, boldness. It is key as children of God that confidence is the prerequisite for you to get what God has for you. One of the ways you lack confidence in the things of the spirit is when there is sin. Sin erodes confidence. Sin is a confidence killer. Confidence is something that is inward not outward. If God gives you a word and you don’t obey it, you are no longer confident to come back to God. Has your confidence been eroded by an instruction that you failed to carry? Every time you disobey, it takes away your percentage of confidence with God. The absence of confidence is the presence of condemnation. 

2 types of confidence:

⁃ Confidence in the flesh. It is your confidence in your human knowledge and that is limited. Sometimes we operate in this and think it is faith. When you put your hope in man, it will fail. 

⁃ Confidence in God. This is the ultimate confidence. Do not cast away the hope you have in God. Once you are hopeless, there is no more material God has to work with. God can show up at the dying minute.

As long as you are a child of God, your end will be good. If God began with you, he will finish with you. Don’t be anxious. If you still have confidence in God, what should have happened that didn’t happen, God said he will make it happen with addition. God will show up for you at the nick of time. When your confidence is in God, he will give you everything even the one you didn’t ask for. Hold on, change is coming!

Acceleration for Recovery

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “When the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; the mountains shall drip with sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it". Amos 9vs 13 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Joel 2, Deuteronomy 2: 3, Philippians 2: 5-11, 1 Corinthians 15: 33, 1 Samuel 30: 5-9.

Many people give up on certain things at this time of the year. God is reminding us that he is able to do what he says he will do and it is not too late for him to do this. Certain things have been lost. God is in the mindset of changing the situation around.

Humans beings give up easily and the hardest thing is we give up on ourselves. If you give up, there is nothing God can do. Until your faith adjust to the heart currency of God, nothing happens. God wants to move you faster than you think. He wants to give you speed. God is able to move faster than you think. As a believer you are supposed to move with supersonic speed; speed of delivery. You cannot stand still in one place if your mind travels. The lord wants to move you but you have to see God moving you. It’s time to move! 

Acceleration is tied to restoration. God’s design is for him to restore the time you have wasted and lost. You have to take the first step. Get out of your comfort zone. Get out of that stagnant position. If you can take the first step, God will take the rest. It is not what you are doing that brings it, but the action of faith. There is no case that is too big for God to solve. When God wants to accelerate you, look out for these five things; Attitude, Association, Anxiety and Antagonist .

1. Attitude: your attitude matters. If you need someone to make you excited in the presence of God, then maybe you are not ready for speed. You cannot move forward if you are always offended. Offended people offend you. Shake the issue off! Once you are around bleeding people, you get the blood. Cut off from people that are always offended. Once you carry bitterness, you can’t travel far. 

2. Association: the people around you determine how far or slow you go in life. It’s better to travel alone and get to your destination than go with the crowd that go nowhere. Who are the people around you? Be careful of the people around you. Who speaks to you? The worst thing in life is for you to be going through something and being with people that are going through the same thing. Your net worth is determined by your network. Don’t go where you are tolerated, go to where you are celebrated. Don’t associate with people from where you were, associate with people for where you are going.

What is happening around you can’t stop God from accelerating you, it is what is in you.

Faith for abundance

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"Then the people went out and plundered the tents of the Syrians. So a seah of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the Lord." 1 Kings 7: 16 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: 2 Kings 7: 1-20, Matthew 13, James 1: 8, Luke 24, Psalms 107: 2, Luke 5: 18.

Faith is laying hold of unrealities of hope and bring them into the realm of reality by the word of God.

Faith is not hope. Hope is the vehicle that faith drives on. Faith is now! If it not now, it is not faith. We do not receive by hoping but by faith. If it doesn’t work, it is not God’s fault but your fault. The word can only work when you are ready for it. If your heart is not ready, nothing an happen. Sometimes the reason why you have not seen some things is because your confession and action is different. Your faith must match your action. Faith changes things, faith doesn’t change God. When God speaks, he is looking for who will agree. What kind of faith do you have?

Faith never looks back. It says now, it is mine. Be moved by what you believe not what you see or hear. Faith without work is dead. Unbelief is going against what the lord says. Satan always challenges real faith. Satan will always challenge whatever is real. Do what God says you should do not what your mind says you should do. Satan will challenge whatever is of God. Satan will test that faith. Don’t always wait for something to happen, make it happen. Enough of waiting for miracle to happen, be a miracle worker. Start acting the word!

Faith is not a promise, it is a statement of fact. Real faith says about you what the word of God says about you. Faith is a mystery that makes you a master over a situation. Faith puts you in command and makes you a commander. Faith is speaking the word of God over every area of your life.

Biblical principles of sowing seeds

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart." Galatians 6: 9 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: 1 Kings 3: 9-12, Isaiah 11: 2-3, Proverbs 3: 8, Genesis 28, 2 Corinthians 9: 7, Psalms 100: 2, Genesis 22: 2, Genesis 22: 12, Genesis 22: 5, 1 Samuel 1: 25, 1 Samuel 2: 11, 1 Kings 3: 4, John 3: 16, Luke 21: 1-4, Genesis 4: 7, 1 Corinthians 9: 6, Hebrews 7: 7, Ecclesiastics 11: 3, Luke 6: 38, Genesis 4: 6, Ecclesiastics 11: 5, Hebrews 11: 4, Genesis 22: 3, 1 Kings 3: 3, Luke 21: 1, Matthew 13: 8-9, Ecclesiastics 11: 6, Matthew 13: 25, 1 Samuel 9: 7-8, Acts 5: 2, Matthew 13: 28-29, Ecclesiastics 11: 4.

One of the ways to achieve success is by sowing seed. A seed sown is a spiritual transaction between you and God for your replenishment and lifting.

Reasons why people don’t receive reward is because:

1. It came in what you needed the most not what you thought you needed the most. The issue is that when the harvest come, not many of us go back to ask God what seed it is for. You can’t have understanding without wisdom. God is in the business of answering our prayers and we do not know it. 

2. We sow grudgingly. Once you dsow with grudge, don’t expect the grace of God to come upon you. You are supposed to sow with gladness.

3. We are not sowing exactly what God says we should sow. Once you don’t sow exactly what God says, you do not get what you want. God is not a respecter of persons. Whatever God says you should do, do it! What is God saying to you? 

4. We are not sowing sacrificially. Whatever is not a sacrifice, is not acceptable.

5. We did not sow our best. Once you don’t sow your best, don’t expect his best. When God gave us Jesus, he gave us his best & when he gave us the Holy Spirit, he gave us his all. Never think you can donate to God. 

6. We sow in jealousy. Let your offering be out of love, not jealousy.

7. We only sow once. Every opportunity to sow, is not an opportunity to withhold but to sow because you don’t know which one will bring reward. 

8. Our cloud is not yet full. Once your cloud is full, rain must fall. Every time you give a seed, it’s an evaporation that goes up to heaven. 

9. We regard the cloud, that is; we pay attention to what we reap. Our focus is more on the cloud and not the joy of the seed. When you observe the cloud, you don’t reap. 

10. We don’t have the mind like the 3 Hebrew kids. 

11. We give in doubts, not in faith.

12. We did not obey promptly. When God says something, do it!

13. Sow because you love God. When you do, you will reap in ways you never imagined. You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. Give God lovingly. 

14. We did not sow on fertile ground.  

15. We sowed and the devil planted and it affected the harvest.

16. We sowed and did not tie it to anything. Sow expecting something.

17. We try to negotiate our seed with God and we end up not sowing all.

18. Once we sowed, some of us went to dig where we sowed by what we do or say. Be careful what you say concerning your seed. Be careful with your attitude to God. Don’t sow a seed and go back to living a life of sin and expect a reward.

19. Some refuse to sow because they observe the wind rather than obey God.

Turn Around

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"You have skirted this mountain long enough; turn northward." Deuteronomy 2: 3 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Deuteronomy 1: 17, Psalms 126: 1-4, Genesis 22, 2 Timothy 4, Matthew 13: 4-5, Isaiah 45: 13, Ezra 1: 2-3, Exodus 23: 25-27, Psalms 100: 2, Psalms 22: 30, Isaiah 45: 1-3.

Many at times, people feel like when God does a 360 degree turn for you, it means you are coming back to where you started from but God is saying no. There have been certain destinies that have been locked and for God to open it, he has to turn things around.

When God decides to turn things around he wants you to soar, to achieve greatness. There has to be certain covenant you have to do for things to turn around in your life. Until you do certain things yourself, nothing will turn around. 

⁃ Prompt obedience: you must be willing to obey. On whose terms do you serve God? Half obedience is not obedience. Don’t ever think you can outsmart God; he is your creator. Enjoy good things but not at the expense of God’s things. obey God’s words, his voice, his precepts, his principles. “To obey is better than sacrifice”. Disobedience is equivalent to witchcraft. Anything God asks you to do will align with his word. Nothing God will say will contradict his word.

⁃ Kingdom service: be focused on kingdom service. Engage in it. Don’t just show up in church and sit down; show up and be a vessel. Once you begin to serve the lord, God will begin to fight for you. Serve God truthfully and not men. Serve with gladness. Serve him with soul winning.

Winning with Wisdom

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots.TheSpirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord." Isaiah 11: 1-2 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Proverbs 4: 4-5, James 3: 13-18, Proverbs 30: 4, 1 Corinthians 2: 6, Proverbs 10: 22, Galatians 5: 22-23, Luke 21: 15, Psalms 119: 98, 2 Timothy 3: 15, Job 28: 28, Matthew 7: 24, John 1: 1, Colossians 1: 1-2, Ecclesiastes 10: 10, Proverbs 24: 3.

Wisdom is the application of knowledge. It is also the application of sound judgement and experience. Wisdom is what it takes to win in life. Once you are able to navigate life, you are wise. Wisdom is application. Life will always offer you challenge but how you go through life depends on the level of your wisdom. Wisdom is knowing when, where, how to talk and when not to talk. Intelligence and foolishness is not the same. You can be intelligent but foolish.

If you don't have wisdom, forget it! Money is not answerable to wisdom. Wisdom is the principal thing! Wisdom provides you with the ability to avoid challenges you come across in life (business, job, family, church etc). Wisdom looks at things at different levels. Wisdom is what makes a young man know how to seat with elders.

There are 3 kinds of wisdom. 

⁃ Earthly wisdom: it centres on your intellect, science and technology. Earthly wisdom thinks carnally. It is sensual & limits you. 

⁃ Devilish wisdom: it operates in cults and occultism. It deals with hypnotism and manipulation. 

⁃ Godly wisdom: it is from above. This is the kind of wisdom you need to be able to win and succeed in life. This wisdom is not of this world. It gives you victory over challenges. 

Characteristics of earthly & devilish wisdom include; Bitter envy, Strife in the heart, Glory in profession, Having this life only in view, Satisfying sensual desires, Devilish inspired by demons, Confusion, Every evil work.

Characteristics of Godly/ divine wisdom include; Pure, Peaceable, Gentle (meek, modest, kind), Easily entreated, Full of mercy (live a life of forgiveness), Full of God's fruits, Without partiality, Without hypocrisy (open, honest, genuine and truth).

How to get the Godly/ divine wisdom: By prayer, In the word, Associate with the wise, Observation and experience, Follow instruction, Learning from other people's mistakes

What does wisdom give you? Long life, Direction, What money can't buy, Ability to do exploits, Ability to see what others don't see, Ability to cut through every challenge.

The reason why you are where you are not is because of wisdom. Wisdom is the key that you need to succeed in life. Wisdom tells you your stops and steps.

Picture

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them." Genesis 11: 6 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Joshua 1: 8, Psalms 1: 2-3. 

If you want to succeed, you will have to have a picture. Picture speaks. A picture is worth more than words says. Pictures changes the way you do things. It changes the way you react. In life, people that succeed are people that have picture of success. Success is not an accident, it is intentional. If you see the picture, you will get the result. 

When your imagination is at work, you are meditating. Imagination is image formation. The image you are forming in your mind is the result you get tomorrow. To achieve success you must picture success. What picture are you seeing about your life? You have to be careful with the picture you expose yourself to because it sends a message to your brain. What do you see when you close your eyes? Do you see what they say or what God says? What image formation do you see? Who do you surround yourself with? What do you remind yourself about?

Whatever image you see is what you become. Who is painting on the picture of your imagination? God can never expose you to something he does not want to give you. Check the image check yourself.  Whose have do you see? What picture do you see? If you want to succeed change that picture. The power is in yourself. Delete what you don't want till you see what you want. Be careful what you expose yourself to, what you see, what you hear,

What is in your subconscious.  Do you see yourself dying or living? Hold that image.

The nature of faith

By Pastor Mike Mustapha

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11: 1 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: 2 Corinthians 5: 7, Romans 10: 17, Romans 4: 18, Hebrews 11: 2, Psalms 23: 1, Proverbs 23: 7, Hebrews 11: 3-6, Psalms 91: 1, Romans 10: 17, Psalms 24: 2, 1 Corinthians 2: 7, Hebrews 11: 23, Proverbs 3: 5-6, 1 John 2: 15-17, Hebrews 11: 32-34, 1 Timothy 6: 12, Matthew 17: 20.

It doesn't take God long to do something big. He may be God to the world but he is a father to us. The father's business requires haste. If you have to live by faith, there are some essence of faith you have to exhibit to show it. Faith starts with God and he has given us access to it. 

What is faith? Faith is the cancellation of the natural laws. Faith is believing in reality before it happen. Faith is a now thing! Your future is God's present. God doesn't have a past or future. He lives in the now. Faith has hope. Faith says you don't need anybody. Faith gives you a good report. To see if faith is working in your life, see if the word of God is framing your life. Faith is a good testimony.

Faith is a walk with God. Its time to take this thing serious. God is spirit. He is not trying to be spiritual. When you are walking with God, you can't walk with too many people. You don't need the details for tomorrow. When divinity contacts humanity, that's all that matters. Faith is being willing to trust God. Faith is a persuasion.

Faith is a conviction. Faith relies on the faithfulness of God. Faith has no fear. Faith doesn't align itself with sin. There are some people you don't need in your life. Faith chooses Jesus. Choose Christ even if it is not convenient. Faith qualifies you. Faith gives you a running over.

Achieving success: Achieving your dream

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; and he shaved, changed his clothing, and came to Pharaoh." Genesis 41: 14 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Acts 27, Acts 28.

When you fulfill heavens dream for your life, you are successful. Success is the realization for God's dream for your life. What had God showed you? You achieving this shows you are successful.  Success is only for those who dream. People who change the world are dreamers. What is your dream right now? Without dream you can't fulfil the purpose God has put in your life. When you hear the word two it means God wants it to happen in your life. When was the last time you dreamt? What have you dreamt about? Are you dreaming? The reason you are hated is not because of your personality but because of the dream you carry.

Dream is very important to your future. You have carried you dream for too long it is now time for a manifestation. Who are you hanging around with? Are you around dreamer? When they speak what do they say? If you are at a place and your dream can't be celebrated keep quiet. If you have a dream all you need is to be around dream encouragers. The challenge is when you have a dream and the other person does not have a dream. Whatever you see from the dream is supposed to be manifested.

Your dream is not about your external circumstance it is about the internal. Your circumstance does not matter all that matter is the success of achieving your dream. 

Where are you going? How far are you willing to go? When you carry something you can't die before your time. When you attack something you can't attract it.

The reality of the dream stoped Joseph from sinning. Do not kill your dream with sin. Your dream should be important enough to keep you away from sin. When people commit sin they have no dream. It does not matt what you are going through as long as you have a dream you'll pull through. 

Whatever has kept you back is sending for you. 

A dreamer knows how to interpret a dream. If you do not have a dream anyone can decide to give you their own. Whoever has forgotten you the lord will place a dream that they will remember you. 

You can't give you now you have come too far. Do not let anyone tell you, you can't achieve or arrive. What kind of face are you carrying all around. To fulfil that dream shave it.  Psalm 105:19. 

The time of the fulfilment of your dream is now.

Praise until something happens

By Pastor Matthew Kassim

"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4: 24 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: John 4: 21-24, Psalms 34: 1, Psalms 57: 7, Psalms 104: 33, John 14: 6, John 15: 13, Matthew 5.

In life, you need a formula to be able to understand it. Different people have different formulas; some are good, some are bad. It is difficult for us to praise God when we are going through pains. If your praise is on, things will work out for you.

Worship is like a love song, love poem you give to God. Worship is a relationship that comes from the heart. It is an expression from the heart. The Holy Spirit has to align with your spirit to revel Jesus to you for your worship to be accepted. Everything about worship is centred on Jesus. If can worship God from the depth of your heart, all things will work together for your good. Instrument is very peculiar in the sight of God when worship is involved. The anointing makes the difference.

To get into the heart of Jesus, you need to worship.