Secrets to soaring to greater heights: The Seed Factor.

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

 "And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth." 1 Kings 17: 13-14 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: 1 Kings 17: 8-15, 2 Chronicles 20: 20, Isaiah 51: 2, Galatians 2: 21, Ecclesiastics 7: 12, Genesis 11, Genesis 14: 20, Genesis 14: 14, Genesis 18: 2-10, Genesis 21, John 12: 24, John 3: 16, Genesis 22: 2-3,  2 Corinthians 9: 8, Philippians 4: 12. 

Nothing is permitted to multiply or grow until it is sown as a seed. To soar to new levels, you have to create channels. Until you create channels, never expect a flow. If you want to enjoy what Abraham enjoyed, you have to do what he did. Money is a defence. If you don't have it, you can't defend yourself. For money to flow your way, you have to create channels. When God wants to bless people, he doesn't bless them in a group. It's an individual blessing in response to how their faith is activated. It's good to associate with people that are blessed as it would rub off on you. If you are a channel, there will be residue for you.

Seven channels Abraham created;

⁃ Tithe.

⁃ Feeding the homeless, less privilege, orphans, widows & widowers: The hand of the giver is always on top. 

⁃ Feeding strangers: If God is going to lift you high, you must create a channel of entertaining strangers which may be angels. Your solution is in the blessing of strangers.

⁃ Offerings: When you give offerings, it brings breakthrough.

⁃ Bless the prophet God has placed over your life. 

⁃ Giving for the kingdom; kingdom offerings, kingdom projects: Give towards God's house.

⁃ Giving to your parents: If you give to your parents, they will bless you. There is a blessing they will put on you if you give them. 

Why are you not receiving when you give;

⁃ Give with love: You can give without loving but you can't live without giving. If you give with love, you will get it back. 

⁃ Give promptly: When you give promptly, you receive promptly. Delayed obedience is disobedience.

⁃ Give cheerfully: If you give grudgingly, you will not receive. 

⁃ Give willingly: God loves people who are willing. Don't give in pressure, give in pleasure. 

⁃ Give on a fertile soil: To know a fertile soil, pray and ask God.

⁃ Give with an expectation.

Secrets to soaring to greater heights: The Tithe Factor.

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on, 21 so that I come back to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God. 22 And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.” Genesis 28: 20-22 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: John 13: 34, Leviticus 27: 30-31, Matthew 23: 23, Hebrews 7: 7, Genesis 33: 4, Haggai 2: 8-9, 2 Corinthians 9: 6-8, Genesis 32: 24-30, Genesis 31: 11.

The reason why the church is not seeing the glory of God in the way it should is because there is no love within the church. The foundation of going high in life is love. 

The law and principle of tithing has been misunderstood in the church. Tithe existed in 3 stages in the bible; before the law with Jacob, with Abraham & at the garden of Eden, it was reenacted during the law. The reason why you are not going higher is because you have robbed God. The part of the scripture you are not keeping and breaking, is the part that is breaking parts of your life.

Tithe is the first thing you remove! It is 10 percent of whatever you receive. You remove tithe from everything you get. Your organization/ business has to tithe. If you don't tithe, the devil carries it by force and it blows away.

When you tithe;

⁃ God pours out an overflowing blessings upon you.

⁃ God protects the remaining 90%

⁃ Your tithe speaks for you

⁃ God preserves you, your children and your seed.

⁃ God provides.

⁃ God prepares your tomorrow and you for your tomorrow.

⁃ God shows you a plan for prosperity.

Secrets to soaring to greater heights: The Love Factor.

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you" Matthew 5: 43-44 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Matthew 5: 43-47, 1 Peter 2: 17, John 13: 34-35.

Every life, business, person has something behind their success. There are principles they abide by. It is not what you see externally that determines how far something will go, but what is internal. If you want to fly high in life, there are certain things you have to do. Whenever you don't obey a principle, anything can happen. One of the factors for soaring high is the love factor. The real root of forgiveness comes out of love. If you don't love, you can't forgive.

There are two kinds of love; love towards God and love towards men. It takes more time to hate than to love. It costs you nothing to love but costs you a lot to hate. The energy you use to hate is not the same you use to love. There is a devil behind hate that wants to keep us grounded. "No one is born hating another person because of the colour of skin. People learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can learn to love" Nelson Mandela.

Hate grounds you. It is the cancer that stops one from flying. It keeps one stagnated in life. Your enemies bring out the best in you. Your enemies will remind you of your shortcomings. They tell you the truth. Your understanding of your shortcomings come from people that hate you. You must learn to rise above those that hate you. Don't try to be even with them. They can insult you now but they with envy what you have one day.

You have the capacity to forgive but to forget is a different thing. The fact that you still remember, you shouldn't let it pull you down. You cannot attract what you want, you attract who you are. Look at people that hate you and talk nasty things about you and love them. You cannot attract what you hate! When someone gives you a hard time, respond with prayers. Know how to love! When you love, you carry God. 

⁃ Invite your enemies for dinner, give them a good meal.

⁃ Send them gifts.

How far do you want to rise? Love is the factor.

Prayers

⁃ Lord give me grace to love my enemies.

Soaring to greater heights: Introduction. (Part 2)

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40: 31 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Deuteronomy 32: 8-14, Hebrews 12: 1-2, Ephesians 2: 6, Hebrews 1: 21, Numbers 23: 8, Genesis 49.

Life gives us choices. We choose what we want. Anytime you have a strange god, you cut down your life. Strange gods cut your destiny short. Before you look up to Jesus you have to remove the strange things. Those strange gods are weights that needs to be cut off. When you have strange gods it means you love it more than God. Everything about you should be more about God not the issue. What is a god in your life? What gods do you carry? Could your god be anger? The strange god's might be something near you, your character, something you give attention to. 

Avoid distractions. Strange god's distract you when you don't deal with it. It is dangerous to be distracted when you are on the sky. You can't attract what you don't celebrate. To go up, you have to lay aside these strange things. God has a way to recompense you to catch up on your blessings. Never feel like time is passing you by; the owner of time is your creator. 

When there was no strange gods, God would lead you to the top of the mountain and the sky. You must pass through the cloud. The crowd level distracts, its the cloud level that takes us to our destiny. If you look up you go up and of you look down you go down. Not everyone in the crowd loves you. Stop allowing people to limit you. The reason you are limited in your flight is because you are looking around you. You have to look up. When you look up, you are focused. 

You go through a turbulence because in the flight of life even though you are cruising, there are winds that come against you. What will destroy you has no been created. As long as God is your creator, that flight cannot come down.

All you need to do is be still and know that he is God. What you are worried about has a capacity to destroy you.

Soaring to greater heights: Introduction (Change of levels).

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40: 31 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Deuteronomy 32: 8-14.

The bible equates our life with that of an eagle. What causes you to go higher? When and if God can find you, you are destined to go higher. A lot of people want to be lifted by God but are hiding from him. God is looking for you, where are you? In the plan for eternity and destiny, where are you? We are not there for God but we want him to be there for us. Wherever you are right now, is by the leading of his word. Not only did God lead you, he lifted you.

God's desire is to lift you up. But as you are being lifted there are forces pushing you, wanting you to go down and be grounded. What is trying to push you down? Christ never leads you without going through it himself. Forces try to push you down because they want you to be on the same level as them. 

Stop looking for a crowd to go with you. Stop looking for people's approval. You need to be with God, not the rest. The reason they force you down is because they do not want you to eat. You can't eat the best from the ground, you eat from the top. When you eat from the ground, you are limited. People that eat from the top have dominion while those that eat from the ground are grounded. When God picked you, He saw your situation, your cry.

Any time you are changing levels there are forces working to stop you. You may not see what you are going through but you can feel the weight. All the things you are facing happens at the take off stage. As long as you hope in the lord, there will be a renewal of strength. Whenever you hope in God, you have just renewed His commitment to you. The reason why God is leading you up is because from up, you will eat the best of the land. God has a purpose and plan. When things are pushing you down, just remember that it is because of where you are going to.

How to rise up, is to make sure there is no bitterness in you. When you are bitter, you cannot be better. Don't pay attention to those that criticize you. No matter the turbulence, it doesn't kill.

God never promised a smooth flight, but he promised a smooth landing.

I am favoured for expansion

By Pastor Mattew Kazeem

"But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking" Luke 5: 5-6 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Luke 5: 1-11, Romans 9: 15, Hebrews 11: 1-5, Hebrews 11: 40, Hebrews 12: 1-2, 1 Corinthians 6: 11.

What doesn't make sense to you is what God wants to use. Your blessings is already packaged before you were born. God knows that you will pass through trials so he created an escape route for you.

The expansion of God concerning your life is not meant for you alone. God wants you to extent it to others. Your lifting from the position you are in is for God to also lift those around you. Irrespective of where you are coming from, if God favours you, he will lift you up. No one has the right to put you down.

If God wants to bless you, multiply you, he must see a "net" in your hands. When God wants to bless you, he must see what you have gone through and that is the avenue he would use to bless you. God can't make you soar when you don't have a wing. For God to increase you, you need something. If God did not allow you to go through it, he can't bless you through it! Your faith should be in Christ Jesus. Work in the faith of Christ that lives in you.

If God gives you an instruction, don't explain him. If you can explain God, he ceases to be God. If God gives you an instruction, stay in position. Position yourself in the place of prayer. 

Prayers

⁃ God distinct me from others. Give me a blessing that will distinct me from others.

⁃ Whatever be the net in my hand, I pray that I catch enough.

⁃ Anything that will stop you from harvesting your blessing, Holy Ghost fire, consume them.

Month of soaring to greater heights

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40: 31 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Exodus 19: 4, Amos 3: 7,  Isaiah 40: 1-2.

Whatever you find yourself going through is not meant to kill you. You have to sense that something is coming and go into the place of prayer and you rise above it. Once your wings carry weight, it cannot take you higher in the situation of life. God designed and called us using the eagle.

If you want to succeed, you must be willing to rise above offences. The reason why your life is not going the right way is because you are offended at so many things. When you see disappointment, offences, bitterness coming, don't let it get to you, just lock it up! If you are able to lock yourself, what was supposed to kill you, will raise you up. Are you willing to lock it up? Your adversary can be turned to an advantage. The reason why you have been trapped where you are is because of the people you are associating with.

Discouragement is a spirit so be careful allowing people talk discouraging words to you. Not every eagle in the valley survive. You need encouragers, destiny helpers around you. You are meant to always look up. The moment you look down, you miss out. What are you looking at? Many of the people that take you down are the familiar people around you. Eagles don't move in a crowd, they move alone. You are at a place where you need to shed some of your friends. You are soaring to greater heights! You can soar to greater heights when you know the people that taunt you. It's good for people to talk against you so that God can lift you up. Don't allow anything get to your soul. Challenges are not meant to take you down but to take you up. It depends on your mindset.

Whenever you lock it up, you are destined for flight.

Branding

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"Therefore wash yourself and anoint yourself, put on your best garment and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking." Ruth 3: 3 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Ruth 3: 1-3, Ruth 3: 11.

Branding is one of the most important aspect of any business for it to survive. A brand makes sure that the name delivers. Your business is your brand whether or not you brand it. Life itself is all about branding. Branding is your promise to your customer.

Many of us want God to brand us but that is something you are supposed to do with yourself. How you carry yourself, determines how people would carry you. What you wear, your attitude, language and character tells the product you are carrying. Branding is about you!

The people you associate with you affects your brand. When I see your friends, I can tell your brand. What is your brand? If you want to succeed in life, internally and externally, rebrand yourself. What is the brand you are creating? "What do we get when we get you?" (TD Jakes).

You don't attract what you say, you attract who you are. If you are not it, you won't get it. Who exactly are you? What is the mission of your company? From now, let everything you do reinforce your brand. "Who you speaks so loud that I won't hear what you say". Stop wearing someone else's brand. Wear your own. Stop copying other people.

When you are branded, you know who you are and you can make a demand.

Down but not out

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"So they picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging." Jonah 1: 15 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Jonah 1: 1-3, 1 Corinthians 15: 9, Micah 7: 8, Jonah 2.

You may be down but you are not out!

God's design is to move you forward, but in life, you realize you are moving backwards. Every time you are discouraged in life, you will be going down. If you don't address the issue, it takes you further down away from your purpose in life.

Discouragement is a spirit because it leads to depression. Once you are discouraged, you need to address it immediately. Many a times, God wants to do things in our life but we get discouraged. If God speaks something to you and you don't like it, instead of fleeing or keeping quiet, talk to him. God likes to talk to you and have conversations.

Every assignment has an adversary. What is it that has kept you down? Somehow in life, everybody gets to this level (a level where they are discouraged) but not everybody stays there; they don't allow the discouragement to overwhelm them. It's not your falling that is the issue, it's what you do when you are down there that matters. Do you have strength to pray when you are low? Prayer is the weapon you need. Pray anyways whether you feel like it or you don't. 

What is prayer? Prayer is a conversation. It is your thoughts back to God and God talking to you. When the enemy wants to attack you, the first thing he does is to cut off your prayer life. There is nothing inside of you that God doesn't know but you not saying it to him, is stopping your miracle.

Even when you are down, don't forget to praise God. If you can give God the praise at the lowest point of your life, he will raise you up. What makes you rise up is your passion. If you can only hold on to God, he will take you to your place of fulfillment and purpose. God is able to change your night into day if you can only praise him and worship him there. When you surrender, God takes you to your place.

The hardest thing to do is to thank God when you are down.

Walking by Faith

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." Hebrews 11: 6 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Hebrews 11: 1, Romans 8: 24-25, Hebrews 11: 5, Genesis 17: 5, Numbers 23: 19, Genesis 11: 6.

Once hope is seen, it's no longer hope. If you don't work in faith, you are not part of the category of God's people. Life is about faith. You live a life of faith to please your creator, master and God. Faith is an important ingredient in a day to day life. You need faith to exist. For you to please God, you just have to work by faith.

Faith is talking something big. If you can do it yourself, it is not faith. God is a big God so when you talk big, you talk at his level and his language. The moment you have something else to fall back on, you are no longer exhibiting faith. You can't say you have faith and have options. The moment you start doubting, it is no longer faith.

If you have to walk with God, you have to talk his language. The God that you please, rewards faithful faith livers. When you think big, God meets that expectation. Faith is the only language heaven hears. You can't offer a sacrifice without faith and expect a reward. Faith can deliver even when you think it is not possible. It's not about how long, it's about your faith. When you commit God to something, you have committed his integrity to it. The reason why things have changed for you is because you have changed. You can't change and expect God to remain.

Are you willing to live by faith? Stop looking for people to pity you. Walk like a royalty. Stop talking low to fit in, start talking big to fit out. Have the God kind of faith. God will never dishonour his word. Talk big, think big, act big, expect big and you become big. Do you want to make history or you want to become history?

Prayers

⁃ Lord, help me to start thinking big.

⁃ Lord, reward me big.

 

Empowering emerging entrepreneur: Finding your core

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it." Genesis 2: 15 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Genesis 3: 9, Genesis 2: 5, Luke 19. 

God created everyone for a specific reason. Everything has a rhythm. To understand the rhythm, you go to the core. 

Entrepreneurship is doing what you are called to do judiciously. Locate why you exist and to it well and in the right way. God created you as an entrepreneur from the foundation of the earth. You may not be living the life you are called to live because you have not yet discovered what you are meant to do. Entrepreneurship doesn't necessarily mean you have to go and open a store.

Adam was the first entrepreneur. What garden did God place you in? That something you can do even when you are woken up from sleep without resistance, that is your garden of Eden. The garden is where God gave you. What is it that you can do, and how much has it brought you?

Some of you have been misplaced because you haven't gone down to find out who you really are. God placed a seed of greatness in you. If you find your core, it has the ability to replicate itself and manifest into something big. The seed has the potential in it but you must be able to locate the seed and to locate the seed, you must cut through. To understand who you are, you must get through the core and cut through. Cutting through is painful and bloody. To be who God wants you to be, you must cut through some hindrances. Don't be afraid of death, it's actually what motivates you to live. God has put an idea in you and he has placed you in charge of it and expects you to work it out.

Where are you? The question is not with regards to your faith but in regards to what God has called you to do and what he has entrusted into your care. People don't do what they are supposed to do, because they don't want people to talk negatively about them. Find the rhythm that you belong to. What God gave you, is it hitting the soil of destiny to reap? Or have you been wasting what he has given you?

Shifting

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12: 2 (NJKV)

Bible Readings: Job 14: 14, Colossians 3: 1-3, Genesis 41: 46, Ephesians 4: 21-22, Habakkuk 2: 3,  Ezekiel 47, Job 42, Psalms 30: 5, Exodus 19: 4-5, Colossians 3: 5, Psalms 29: 10, Isaiah 41, Psalms 144: 7-9.

If you want to shift, you must not fit in. You will not conform to what is happening in the world. If you want to go higher, don't care about conformity but transformity. Don't care about the world system.

When you are conformed, your life becomes deformed because you become grounded. Just because you are on the same level now doesn't mean you are meant for the same place. You mind has to be renewed for you to shift. 

Transformation is also shift. How do you shift? You do this by renewing your mind. 

 You are the only one with the power to reset. For 2017 we have passed the middle. Once you've passed the date (as a clock) you have been reset. Things have been reset to be a brand new day. There is a shift in the timing of your destiny. You are being given a fresh start, a new beginning and a brand new name. For some, the day is over but for some the time has arrived. You are being shifted to a place where you finish strong and great. 

Are you content or will you say there is something more? The position you shift in is about the wind. If he has done it before he will do it again. Only God has the final say. Heaven moves you from your strength to God's place, from your mind to God's glory.

 For you to get to this place you have to line up. You have to renew your mind: your mind is new with a capacity to rewind and shift it one more time. To renew your mind you have to shed some of the weight you have carried so you can run your race with endurance. Stop trying to conform you do not belong to the same class. Stop looking in and start looking up. Your mind has to shed off bitterness, unforgiveness, malice so you can shift.

You have to stop equating yourself with people. God is bringing you to an expected end.  The expectation of your expected end is about to rise up. You do not belong at the bottom you belong at the top! As long as you continue to look up you can never go down.

Stop looking at your connections. There is a supernatural shift that will take over your life.

In his presence without a word

"Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little." Luke 7: 47 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Luke 7: 36-50, Matthew 26: 6-13, John 12: 1-7, Matthew 36: 13, Acts 10: 4

There are principles that if we follow and abide by, will secure our future and our generations to come. 

⁃ You must learn to seize opportunities. Learn to capitalize on other people's opportunities.

⁃ You must present yourself holy unto the lord as a living sacrifice. God is more interested in you than your sacrifice. Your outward expression has to project what your inward spirit yearns for. 

⁃ You must worship. True worship is not "notice-me". A true worshippers doesn't care what their neighbours are saying about them.

⁃ You must sow sacrificially. Your giving delivers you from poverty. Your seed never dies. Acts 10vs 5. You must have the right attitude. Your attitude should be a difference maker. 

⁃ You must have a set goal. 

⁃ You must be resolute and firm in your decisions.

⁃ You must be dedicated to achieve your set goals. Don't allow people's criticism get to you. Don't be distracted. 

⁃ You must allow room for God to answer for you. 

It is okay to be in the presence of God without a word and he would still answer. Don't mock God's creation. Pray for them. If you mock them, you are mocking God. Don't answer your critics, it is a waste of time. Channel that time to your maker. Introduce Jesus into the souls that do not know him.

Unleash your talent

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents." Matthew 25: 26-28 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Matthew 25: 14-28, 2 Corinthians 4: 7-8, 1 John 3: 8, Luke 19: 11, 2 Kings 4.

Everyone has been build for something.

Nobody came into this world by accident. You are in this world because are being sent for a purpose. Everybody has a talent. It is not about what is on the outside of you; it is what is on the inside that matters. People have caged what is on the inside & it's not supposed to be so. Everyone was sent for ah assignment. Your talent is not supposed to be hidden. Some people have tied their gifts.

Your natural ability was given to you to serve God but your spiritual ability was given to you to serve humanity. You have no excuse. What are you doing with what you have? What you have is not based on your strength but on God. The gift that is in you is supposed to bring you money. Some people are playing it safe so they don't want to jump.

Every star must have a scar. You can't be great in life without sustaining some kind of injuries. People will hurt you. Shut the door behind you and ask yourself what you have. You have something on the inside of you. You are not a trash, you are a treasure. Some people are waiting on God whereas God has already put in you. Don't live an average life! Nobody pays to see an average person. God has given you a talent and all you are doing is wasting it.

People's opinions about you shouldn't matter. They did not put anything in you. God never created an average. He created the best. Stop looking for people to like you. The moment you want people to like you, that is the moment you have short-mortgaged your destiny. You may be down, but it doesn't mean that you are out. Don't be lazy with the vision God has given you. The owner (God) of the talent will come back for it one day.

What are you doing with what you carry?

Grace

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts. ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! and he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!" Zechariah 4vs 6-7 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Romans 11: 6, 1 Corinthians 15: 10, 2 Corinthians 12: 9, Matthew 16: 17-19, 1 Corinthians 6: 19, Acts 20: 32, Genesis 28: 15, Lamentation 3: 37, Numbers 23: 13, Matthew 19: 7, Amos 9: 11, Zechariah 4: 10, Romans 11: 6, 1 Samuel 2: 9, Philippians 4: 13, Acts 20: 32, Isaiah 40: 1-4, 2 Corinthians 8: 9, Ephesians 2: 4-6, Revelation 3: 20.

God is present in the midst of opposition.

Just because there is grace doesn't mean you won't go through tribulation but God will carry you through it. Never assume that because God sent you somewhere means it will be easy. Anything that God is behind, that's what the devil goes after. The devil tries to make sure it doesn't come to pass.

You are the temple of the Holy Ghost. You are given the mandate to rebuild that temple and when you go to do the rebuilding, the devil attacks. You rebuild the temple by the word of God. When you are trying to build your spirit man by the word of God, that is when all hell breaks loose. The devil doesn't go after nothing, he goes after something. The word of grace can build you up and give you an inheritance.

Certain things will not happen easily. Devil will send opposition, turmoil. The reason why you gave opposition is because of what you carry. Don't let the opposition make you stop building. When you don't build God's kingdom, you are leaving a patch for the enemy to build his. Who is it that is standing between you are what God said you should do? Who is it that is standing between you and your vision? Behind any challenge, there is somebody. Anytime you try to bring human strength in God's matter, he backs off.

Allow God fight his battle! Grace is all about Jesus. Forget about the things you have gone through because God can and will do something new. While you are thinking you are starting, God is telling you he has already finished it. When grace enters you, disgrace leave you. Grace is strength, finisher, beautifier, healer.

You are a product of grace! Grace started it, grace will finish it. Your end is in Christ and if it's in Christ, it is good!

Acceleration by grace

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"And Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter, for she had neither father nor mother. The young woman was lovely and beautiful. When her father and mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter." Esther 2: 7 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Acts 17, 2 Corinthians 2: 14.

Grace can be your parents. God is always in the business of moving and doing things. Even when things look like they are at a stand still, God is not on a stand still. Everyday, God is in the business of doing something. God is a progressive God. He is always accelerating. If you serving an accelerating God, then your life should be accelerating as well.

Acceleration is dependent on grace not circumstances. You need the grace to speed and the grace to stop. Life is a life of race. Whether you are moving or not, life is moving. How fast are you going on the race of life (destiny)? In the race of life you can't go far when you are injured

The 8 steps of acceleration if you want to go far in life. They are the things that you need to work on the inside of you.

1. Choice. The choice you make in life determines if you are accelerating at the right direction or the wrong one. Choices affect your speed. 

2. Clarity. You need clarity to make progress. Lack of clarity makes you go slow in life. 

3. Concentration. You need focus. If you are not focused on life, your life will go out of focus.

4. Character. Lack of focus is a result of lack of character. Lack of character is a lack of discipline.

5. Confidence. You can't drive without confidence (boldness). Confidence can make you scale through when things are failing. Confidence comes by grace. 

6. Confidant. Your confidant is there with you whether you go up or go down. A Chinese adage says to go fast, go alone but to go far, go with a team.

7. Charisma. 

8. Creativity. To go fast and far you need to be creative. 

 

God, in my dry places

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"Now it came to pass on the next day that Moses went into the tabernacle of witness, and behold, the rod of Aaron, of the house of Levi, had sprouted and put forth buds, had produced blossoms and yielded ripe almonds." Numbers 17: 8 (NKJV).

Bible Readings: 1 Kings 17, Ezekiel 37: 11, 2 Kings 6, Psalms 29: 10, Isaiah 40.

Dryness is a reality that comes in life. Everybody goes through a dry phase. You may be going through your dryness because it's a season. What happens when your life is experiencing dryness? When you go through dryness, you can do anything.

The worse part is experiencing dryness without God. The season of dryness is not the issue, it is what you are doing during that period and those that are around you. People cause dryness so if you are with those type of people, you will experience dryness. Who do you run to when things are dry? If God is in that dry situation, it will cause it to become wet. If God is in it, there is grace. If God can be in the centre of your heart, even though the situation seem dry, God can change it overnight. Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning. 

- Every time dryness is there, find out if God is with you. 

- If you are in tune with God, prophecy into that dryness/ situation. 

If you allow God step in, dryness disappears. When you are walking without direction, it causes dryness.

The Story of Grace

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion." Romans 9: 15 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Titus 2: 11, John 1: 16, Ruth 1: 1-5, Genesis 6, Genesis 7, Genesis 8, Deuteronomy 23: 3-6, Numbers 23: 8, Ruth 2: 3.

The story of grace is the story of Christ.

Grace is unmerited favour. Something that you didn't earn but it's there. Grace is what makes God choose you out of everybody else and bless you. Grace takes you away from failure and put you on a pedestal of ease. Grace is for everybody. The source of grace is from God the father. There is nothing you do to earn it. Grace is what takes one from a position and makes them an enviable entity. Grace takes you away from crisis.

Grace takes you away from certain things and some times, you think it's suffering whereas, it has something better. Grace doesn't always shield you away from problems, but it gives you the capacity to go through it. Grace wants you to go through the fire so you are refined and start to look like God. Never think the absence of open doors, is the absence of grace. 

⁃ Never take shortcut.

⁃ Don't be curious over things that are dangerous.

⁃ Never act when angry. 

You carry your breakthrough all along and it only manifests when you have grown up! There are certain things that you hold close that grace has to take away before it gives you what you need. Grace makes you get what you did not qualify for. When things are happening for you, never think it's because of yourprayers or fasting; it is the story of grace!

The day you forget the story of grace is the day you fall into disgrace. When you enjoy grace, you are not afraid to release grace. Be careful not to slam the door of whom God used to bless you because you will need it tomorrow.

Pentecost

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place." Acts 2: 1 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Acts 2: 17, Proverbs 29: 18, Habakkuk 2, Ephesians 1: 17-18, Habakkuk 3:2, 

Pentecost is the birth of a church. The coming of the Holy Ghost gave birth to the church. The beginning of Pentecost is the beginning of the Holy Ghost. We are in the latter days of the last days. The Holy Ghost came to give us a new meaning, hope and life. The Holy Ghost came so that young men shall see vision. Are you living the vision?

Vision is what brought you to where you are. A mental picture of your future. The reason why things are not working for you is because you are not walking in your vision. The Holy Ghost came to show you the picture of what you can do. Vision is not of this earthy realm. Your vision is given to you in high speed that your natural language cannot understand and the speaking in tongues is given to speak your future. It is not about your age but what you carry.

The young people see the possibility, purpose, and uncharted territory. If you can see it God will feel in you and the Holy Spirit to actualize it. If God can show it to you he can give it to you. God will not allow you to see it without giving it to you. Stretch your imaginations. If you see it God will give it to you. When you see do you believe it? Vision interprets whatis in the supernatural to the natural. What is it God told you he will give you this year? On this day of Pentecost do you believe it?

⁃ Believe: God can only work if you believe it. The Holy Ghost is the translator of Vision. Whateve you see God gives you. You will carry a takeover mentality. When you looks round you what do you see? Whatever you are able to solve is apart of what you Really created to solve

⁃ Behave it: If you believe it then start acting like you do. Once you believe and start behaving it, people will leave you. You lose them because they were not meant for your vision. Cut away from the people in your past. Some can only relate to where you were, not where you are going. Some could only relate when you spoke the same language.

⁃ Become it: whatever you believe as long as you behave it, very soon you start manifesting it; you become it. God gave us Pentecost to become what he destined for us to be. There is a groaning inside of you that is a language of your tomorrow. This is who you are believe it and start acting it.

All things are possible to those who believe.

Strategies for success: The blessing

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it." Proverbs 10: 22 (NKJV)

Bible Readings:  Luke 5: 4-5, Genesis 12: 1-3, Galatians 3: 29, Genesis 24: 4, Malachi 2: 7-12, Hebrews 7: 1-7, Ephesians 6: 1-2, 1 Peter 2: 17, Genesis 18.

To succeed, you need heaven's approval. Blessing also means grace. It is that divine unmerited favour. Wise people look for blessings before doing anything. The blessing is what separates the successful from the unsuccessful. The blessings is what makes you wealthy. Whatever you want to do, seek for the blessing. Many people are not getting the blessings because they are not doing the right things.

There is a difference between blessings said from the lips and from the soul. You have to do some things to provokes the blessings. They include;

⁃ Tithe: When you know how to tithe, things will be easy for you. 

⁃ Sacrificial offering: Be a sacrificial giver. If you can be a dangerous giver, you'll receive dangerously. 

⁃ Kingdom offering: Anything that will advance the kingdom, be ready to do it. Be responsive to the things of God. 

⁃ Kingdom assignment: Soul winning! 

⁃ Honour: It is key. To live long, you must honour. If you want to go higher, you must honour people. Honour is valuing people.  

⁃ Humility: Be humble! 

⁃ Thanksgiving: Attitude of gratitude opens more pores of blessing.