25th(Tuesday) February, 2014
There we saw the giants, and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.
I have heard it many times that ones confession automatically becomes his possession and I have no reason to dispute the saying. It is biblical and nature’s way of making things that were not to be. There’s nothing like casual words, for every word carries its own power. Those that were sent to spy the land saw themselves first as grasshoppers before their enemies concluded that they were one and so be it. Nature’s way of auto-suggestion had notified the enemies of what those God had empowered reduced themselves to.
God did meted out punishment to the evil reporters. God made them to become what they wanted to be, grasshoppers that had no place in seeing the promised land, let alone entering it. Their report made the congregation of Israel to rebel and cast aspersions on the name of the Lord. They were moved by what they saw, heard and not what the Lord said to them. Do you believe what the Lord is saying concerning your country, family, business, marriage, children and life generally? It high time you do away with doubts and stop moving people against God with your reports.
Your mission should not be done with as a result of mere evil reports by a group of people that have given up on God. God will never give up on anyone. David only had a sling, stones and the Word, while Goliath had a well fortified arsenal and war pharaphenilia of different makeup, yet David prevailed because he did not doubt God. His confession became his possession. I confess concerning Nigerians and Africans today, your joy shall overflow like a river in Jesus name. Good day.
22th(Saturday) February, 2014
Then the Phillistines took him and put out his eyes, and brought him dowm to Gaza. They bound him with bronze fetters, and he became a ginder in the prison
I was once by the bes side of some dying of damaged organs that resulted from cigratte smoking. Habbit that does not glorify God will take one down no matter the height one must have attained. Samson had wrought miracles in the land of Gaza. Mentioning of his name at Gaza would make every one to seek for cover. The same land where he had used God’s gift on his life was the same land where devil brought him down because of untamed passion.
One thing the enemy does to it’s victim is to deprive him the Godly given gift paverted for devil’s use. Samson’s strength was stripped of him immediately and his eyes with which he was seeing ungodly ladies was plucked. In a matter of minutes, world champion became pepper grinder. It is my prayer that your enemy will not get you down in Jesus name.
Tame your passion by the Word. Flee where it is required to, pray where it is equally required. You don’t go about speaking in tongue when you are about to be lured into fornication. It is well with you in Jesus name. Enjoy your weekend.
20th(Thursday) February, 2014
Now Samson went to Gaza and saw a harlot there, and went in to her.
Men of purpose have been submerged as a result of passion misdirected and many are still going down as a result of mistakes of others they have refused to learn from. Untamed passion can simply be likened to a motor vehicle driver that specialises in driving against the traffic rules and regulations. A day would come that his mastery of doing the right thing in a wrong way would fail him. Yes, that is always the excuse, “is it not the right thing to do?” Passion that is not tamed is on a mission to strangulate divine vision of ones life. There is always a divine vision for every life.
Bro Samson kept seeing beautiful ladies in different shapes and sizes everywhere he went. He kept on saying that he was only appreciating God’s creations. Have you been giving excuses for your philandering, night crawling, immersion in the new waves of entertainment (orgy), deceitful jokes and many more? Excuses will never advocate on your behalf on the day of nemesis, let alone you having the gumption to make reference to it.
If your passion is drifting you off your divine purpose or your passion is redefining your way of going about the fulfilment of your divine vision, you had better watch it. Tame your passion so that you will not be on a mission impossible. Samson vision became blurred the moment he stopped seeing opportunities to bring God’s name to be highly praised. Every human being is endowed with nature’s desire to fulfill carnal passion, but God’s grace is sufficient for all to tame it. Joseph was a perfect example of natural desire tamed Gen 39:8. Review how you have been in different mess and tell yourself the honest truth about your passion’s contribution. Good morning and have a wonderful day.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. One of the things that God perfected before you came into the scene is making abundance of your needs available. God knew you before you were formed in your mother’s womb. There’s a specific purpose for which you were created and great expectation is placed on you with respect to His resourceful deposit in your life. Whose responsibility is it that you manifest in His glory? That is a simple and yet pertinent question that people do ask. It is your responsibility to shine. In the preceding verse, you were described as the light of the world, so shining shouldn’t be a tedious task for you. It is no light if it is not shining. Belonging to Jesus qualifies you into becoming the light that men will see and glorify God for. Men of darkness may fake shining and put you in the mood of doubting God’s investment on your life, remember you have been given spirit of sound mind and you are not ment to fear daring the do. Go for that legitimate business and make outstanding difference. Play by the rules, never attempt to cut corners and I bet, His glory will overshadow you in Jesus name. If you are nursing fear, or you are not decisive it will be so difficult for you to shine. The number of times you have been described as a failure is not a conclusion that you are one, it has only given you opportunity to do it better and become a master at shining. Good morning and do have a wonderful day and keep shining.
Hebrew 10:30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” says the Lord and again, “The Lord will judge His people. Good evening. To God be the glory and honour for another opportunity to come your way once again. Man in his self acclaimed wisdom have ventured off the track of trusting in God for help in time of helplessness. Suggestions will definitely come from family and friends on the way to go and how to go about things, but one must ask if God is interested in hiring of best consultant, advisor, necromancers, and psychoanalyst in cases that He alone can decide. Joseph enemies were used to promote him as a result of evil plot against his life. He held on to the Word and lived by faith Heb 10vs38. He had option of disrupting the flow of divine order in a awkwardly manner but he objected. His assailants that God used to push him to fulfill purpose were not avenged. Making up your mind to deal decisively with everyone that must have wronged you in the past is more lethal than suicide mission. I don’t know how weighty the past may be, why not cast it upon Jesus and take up His yoke. Jesus is interested in your baggage(burden) of hurt and ready to give you unending peace and love. Purge yourself of pasts that has potentials to contaminate your future. It is my prayer that God will give you all round victory and peace in Jesus name. Till I come your way tomorrow, stay connected with God.
Psalm 8:4 What is man that You are mindful of, and the son of man that you visit him. Great is God’s faithfulness always. I am thankful to God for being there with you and I while I was not consistent online. I am back now, not by my making, but by His sufficient grace and mercy. Today’s devotion brings us to a point of questioning. Thought do manifest in a very funny way if it is not guarded. The psamilst came up with a question that reeked humility. The psalmist knew that numerous are the wonders of God Almighty. He had a thankful and appreciative thought that made him ask God of why He so cares about men. Do you know that God is mindful of you? As a Christian and heavenly bound pilgrim, it is high time your thought about every situation in your life started producing gratitude. Not minding how deep your thought could be, let it lead you on to be thankful to God. Enemies would give you many fake reasons to be reactionary against God’s faithfulness after you must have become deeply thoughtful. I bet you’ll not be so turned in easily. Do not let enemy deceive you and drift you off the path of righteousness. Your challenges are not there to mar you, but to make you. Do not think of them as the end of God’s goodness upon your life, but rather see them as an opportunity from God to Make a precious you out of the nothingness to something great. Verse 6 opened up on why you need to be calm and be thankful in order to keep on advancing in fulfilling destiny. That is, God has given you dominion over everything He created. It is a only a matter of patience and endurance before you advance from trainee level up to CEO level in the program of God for your life. It is well with you in Jesus name. Do have a great day and week.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Lion is regarded as a leader in the jungle because of its belief system. Lion is imbued with a belief system that it can archive anything. Considering the size of an elephant to that of a lion, it is only reduced to a meal in the sight of a lion. Not more than a meal or meal for days. What a can do belief system! Character being exhibited by any leader will either build a positively functional generation or dysfunctional generation if such character is dysfunctional too. You can never see the company of lion in the league of scavengers, it is not possible. As a family leader, potical leader, organisation leader, and so on, what is your belief system towards your mission? All that were foretold about Jesus manifeted through His character display and they are still manifesting because He is the everlasting father , hence no doubt He is regarded as counsellor, everlasting father and prince of peace. Job experienced peace eventually because he aligned his leadership bravery and never be intimated posturing with leadership character of his Father, Job 42:11. One of the good attributes required of a leader I have learnt is for one to be firm in the face of intimidation. Stature of the almighty elephant is just a piece of meal to the lion. If you are a leader and you refuse to rise to the ocassion, then your generation will be perpetually enslaved by your adversaries. Do not give excuses for not taking up challenges, become resolute that you want nothing short of victory and God in His infinite mercy shall deliver victory unto you. Good morning and have a blessed day.