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

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.

 

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.

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.

The devil's main objective is to dethrone the name of God in your life. Contd

By Pastor Drew Ugbogbo

"Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3: 4-5 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Genesis 3: 1-9, Psalms 8: 5-6, Ezekiel 28: 12-19, Genesis 2: 9, 1 Corinthians 6: 12, Isaiah 14: 12-14, Isaiah 14: 11-15, 1 Timothy 3: 6, James 4: 6, Daniel 4: 27-37, Genesis 3: 17-18.

⁃ Pride: God doesn't create monsters but the pride of life, turns God's creation to monsters. There is absolutely nothing that you have that wasn't given to you. Pride is a killer disease! Are you desiring to be wise in the things of the kingdom or to self will? Pride doesn't start in a day, it is very deceptive. Association can also bring pride.God is God! He is in charge of all things created. Anyone that walks in pride, God is able to lower them to nought and humble them. Pride is destructive in its roots. 

⁃ Blindfolding weapon of the enemy: Once you become subject to the devil's alternative, he blindfolds you from both spiritual and physical consequences.

⁃ Lost of crown and glory: If you don't open your mouth and speak against the intruder, it will take over your life. If don't take charge of your home, business, church, life, and you make fail to establish your stand and principles, you will be dethroned. Let the devil know who is in charge of your life, health, finances etc unless you will loose your crown of glory. You must open your mouth to create the kind of future you want. If you refuse to speak, the intruder will take over your allocated destiny. 

To soar high, you must make sure the Holy Spirit is at the control tower of your life which is your mind. You must make sure you are living the plan of God concerning your life. The devil is only interested in rubbishing your testimony back on God's face.

The devil's main objective is to dethrone the name of God in your life

By Pastor Drew Ugbogbo

"Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3: 4-5 (NKJV)

 Bible Reading: Genesis 3: 1-9, Psalms 8: 5-6, Genesis 2: 7-8, Genesis 2: 19, 2 Samuel 11: 2, 2 Peter 2: 15-16, Philippians 2: 5, 1 Kings 13: 14-18, 1 Kings 13: 2-11, 1 Kings 13: 23-24. Psalms 8: 5-6, 1 Samuel 15: 1-9.

Devil's main objective is to dethrone the sons of God. There are five methods through which the devil robs us as Christians of our divine destiny. 

⁃ Anytime you go to see what you are not meant to see, you are giving the enemy permission to your control tower; which is your mind.

⁃ Once the devil gains access into your mind, he give an alternative to God's plan and instruction for your life. Anytime you see alternative to God's plan for your life, it is the beginning of dethronement of your colourful destiny. Watch your mouth! It is not every information that you give out. Once you are seeing alternatives, you loose your honour. You have to follow God's clear instructions in order to soar high. The devil gives alternative to make you loose the grace of God on your life. The enemy will not tell you the consequences of what the alternative he is giving you will do.

Are you hiding from the voice of God?

 

Wisdom

By pastor John Kayode

"Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding." Proverbs 4: 7 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: James 3: 15-17, Daniel 1: 20, Genesis 41: 38-42, Daniel 1: 8-9, Daniel 2: 12, Daniel 2: 23-26, 2 Samuel 14: 20, Psalms 119, Psalms 16: 11, Psalms 100: 4, 1 Timothy 4: 14, Jeremiah 9: 23, Galatians 4: 28, Genesis 26: 4, Matthew 11: 12, Revelations 5: 10, 1 Corinthians 2: 9, Jeremiah 33: 3, Luke 11: 1, Revelations 1: 10, Matthew 6: 36, Romans 8vs 28.

What is wisdom? The quality of having experience in a thing. The quality of being wise.

The four different types of wisdom;

⁃ Earthy kind of wisdom. Some call it common sense

⁃ Sensual or intellectual kind of wisdom. 

⁃ Demonic kind of wisdom. Familiar spirit, witchcraft.

⁃ Wisdom from above.

Wisdom from above sets you apart from every other person. This wisdom makes you stand out. It gives you insight to things. Life is not about your age but your discovery. Your fear is as a result of your ignorance. A lot of things you are scared of, if you have more insight to it, you would no longer fear it. Just like light that never fears darkness. As children of God we should be over every challenges of life; & for that to happen, you need wisdom.

How to access the wisdom from above;

⁃ Tireless study of God's word. Search the word of God!

⁃ Joy and rejoicing. If you are not joyful, the holly spirit will not dwell in you. For the devil to oppress you, you have to be depressed. Refuse to be depressed! 

⁃ Impartation.

To keep the flow of wisdom, you must continually acknowledge God as the source. Every child of God we carry great potential. Every child of God is ordained us as kings and queens to reign on the earth.

How to retain the access of the wisdom from above;

⁃ You must be spiritual. Don't take the things of God so casually. Christianity and church is not a social gathering. 

⁃ You must be prayerful. Don't pray absent-minded prayers.

⁃ You must be sensitive. Be sensitive to the things and voice of God.

⁃ You must be a kingdom advancer & lover of God. To see destiny fulfilled, you must be steadfast and consistent with your walk with God. 

Prayers.

⁃ God have mercy on me. Everywhere I have fallen short of your glory, Lord have mercy. 

⁃ God, release upon me the spirit of wisdom that I will be able to discern, to make the right decisions. 

⁃ God, rekindle my prayer life. 

⁃ Lord, give me the spirit to be sensitive in the spirit to your voice and your dictate.

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.