Flight

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.