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CONTENT Chapter l Call To Reason Chapter 2 The Kingdom In You Chapter 3 Pluripotentiality of Man Chapter 4 The Great Discovery Chapter 5 Keys To A Great Discovery Chapter 6 Receiving The Unction Chapter 7 Passing Over Chapter 8 Opportunities
To the glory of God, this book is dedicated to, Funmi mi - Mine Forever
Rev. Dr. Wilson and Ymka Badejo, The General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria.
Thanks for allowing me to come so close.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This book is a combination of illumination and inspiration from God and men of God whose work and lives have affected mine positively. Congratulations to Aduke my mother for living to witness this. Also to Rev. Olapeju Oyefuga of Wole Ogunjimi Str., Opebi, Lagos. I say thanks for making a hero out of my zero. Many thanks to Rev. Dr. Idowu Obakin the District Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria Shomolu District, for discovering the pastor in me. I greatly appreciate Rev. Femi Babatola of Calvary Christian Center, Old Kent Road London, for kindling the first fire in me. I am grateful to Rev. Philip Runsewe of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, Ibadan for allowing me to manifest. To my beloved sisters in the Lord Rev. (Mrs) Regina Kehinde (USA) and Rev. (Mrs) Hope Yoloye (U.K) I say God bless you.
I salute Pastor Mike Olunoiki of the Home of Breakthroughs, Foursquare Gospel Church, Apata, Lagos for taking time to do the final reading of the manuscript. To all the members of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Sanyo, Adamasingba, Challenge, Apata, (Home of breakthroughs) Marwa, Adesiyan and Anthony. You form a good part of my history
WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR HAND?
a rod for correction and bread of life. which he had been carrying about for many years. the original Hebrew word for this rod or staff also translates to a scepter for ruling. this nation is waiting for you to release her from the bondage of poverty and myriad of iniquities. Moses had this rod in his hand. you are the divinely commissioned change agent and God has placed the power in your hand. you need to realise your uniqueness and also to recognise and utilize that potential energy. a lance for warfare. A rod” Exodus 4:2. he was using it ordinarily as a shepherd tool without realising its extra-ordinary . crying and waiting to be liberated from hard labour and shackles of poverty. you have all it takes. “And the Lord said unto him (Moses). a person who has been set apart for this onerous task and has been fore-loaded with all necessary ammunition. activate it so you can actualize the purpose for which you havebeen created and so the result of all your life’s endeavour can crystalise in success. disease and wastage.. the man Moses was carrying all of these around without knowing the supernatural implication of the natural piece of wood in his hand. God needs somebody. a walking stick for support. what is that in thine hand? And he said. A generation is in bondage. the generation in question is your race and the individual to do the job is you.
if ye be wiUing and obedient. willingness and obedience to the terms of the covenant on our part. we have an everlasting covenant of all round success with God who is our divine benefactor but this is based on reasoning. inhabit the earth and establish dominion over all circumstances and that man should know no physical or mental agony but always to eat. rejoice and enjoy till eternity. I pray for as many souls as are reading this book today that you will encounter the life transforming. It is Gods original plan that man should be fruitful. situation changing and yoke breaking power of God in your life. though they be red like crimson they shall be as wool. sleep go on sight seeing. though your sins be as scarlet. they shall be as white as snow. CHAPTER 1 CALL TO REASON For every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.applications and this continued for upward of forty years until the awesome encounter with God which marks the turning point in his life. multiply. Amen. God invites us to the conference table in the book of Isaiah 1: 18-19 “Come now and let us reason together saith the Lord. fellowship with God. ye shall eat the good of the land”. .
“And God said. Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it and have dominion over theflSh of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 2:15-17. 1:26-30. and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. . And to every beast of the earth and to every fowl of the air and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth where in there is life. Gen. And God said behold I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth and every tree in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed. I have given every green herb for meat and it was so. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil thou shall not eat of it. let us make man in our image. male and female created he them. after our likeness. the Lord God took the man and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And God blessed them and God said unto them. So God created man in his own image in the image of God created he him. for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” Gen. And the Lord God commanded the man saying of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat. to you it shall be for meat.
As if this is not enough the eyes of man having been opened physically is now spiritually blind and the mind corrupted that man can no longer conceive. cursed is the ground for thy sake: in sorrow shalt thou eat the herb of the field In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread till thou return unto the ground. for out of it wast thou taken for dust thou art and unto dust shalt thou return”. that if any man will purge himself of the sandals of sin like Moses did . perceive and receive in order to enjoy the good and perfect will of God. the transgression resulted in the loss of this earthly dominion to man and the placement of the curse on man which has brought untold hardship. 3:17-19. saying thou shalt not eat of it. put thy shoes from off thy feet for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground: Exo. poverty and sorrow unto man till this day. Gen. And unto Adam he said.However.3: 5. The enabling decree for man to enjoy all things created for the pleasure of mankind was repealed and in its place the penalty of hard labour before pleasure was instituted while God took back the control of all good things but He is still willing to give to a reconciled soul. Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee.. . And he said. “ And such a person had his feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace” Eph 6:15.. Our God being ever so merciful has instituted a way through which restoration is made possible and was re-established with Abraham and sealed with the precious blood ofJesus Christ. Draw not nigh hither.
. you are very important to this world and that is why God has created you. the world is waiting for you to function in your ordained position and through your action a series of reactions will be generated. you will locate the marks placed there by God. purposely made to occupy a niche in the programme of God for this generation. He did not make a mistake and He did not waste His time. CHAPTER 2 THE KINGDOM IN YOU G od created man in a unique fashion and each person is a peculiar being. God’s time table of event will not run as planned if you are alive today and not occupying your designated position and fulfilling the purpose of God for your life Take a brief look at your palm.that person will begin to operate in the fullness of God. no wonder each person’s fingerprint is different from one another. if you compare these lines with somebody else’s you will see that no two palm lines are the same. the innate potentials that God has imputed into him will be recognised and adequately utilized. a separate entity.
but his strive towards leading a righteous life. this level of success does not come by chance. behold the kingdom of God is within you” Good success is in the will of God for man and the essence of the will of God is to bring man into His kingdom. recognize opportunities and claim your blessings. it is a matter of choice and detennination. No devil can make you poor.The Lord when asked when the kingdom of God should come replied in Lk. even God will not bless you unless you allow him. but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost” The measure of a man’s success in life is not the matter of his eating and drinking habit. with him. yours is the right to chose to either be a success or other wise. allowing the Holy Spirit to control you from your heart then you shall begin to envision good things and desire righteously. when you put off the old man and take on the new. the Bible however says that this kingdom of God is already inside of man and around him. sad or troubled unless you cooperate. it is not a measure of his affluence or social status but of a deep seated peace and joy that passed human understanding. the word of God says in Deuteronomy 30: 19. The apostle Paul in Romans 14:17 has this to say “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink. . discover your potentials. 17: 21b “ For.
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you that 1 have set before you life and death. God did not tell Moses to go and cut a rod. He set you apart. the supernatural will happen in you and through you if you allow God to add His super to your natural. He foreknew you. behold I cannot speak. God made you whole and complete and all you need to be prosperous in life and create a micro-heaven around you has already been put at your disposal. all that is needed of you is your availability which He is ready to turn to ability for profitability. therefore choose life that. 1 am a child But the Lord said unto me. l4:10 Then the word of the Lord came unto me saying. say not 1 am a child for thou shalt go to all . Moses already had the rod. 1 knew thee and before thou camest forth out of the womb 1 sanctified thee and 1 ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. His word will serve as a divine ammunition and the operation is to dethrone the devil and enthrone Jesus over the nations. acknowledge and reference the holiness of God for God to cause a transformation in his life. all he was asked to do was to remove the shoes of iniquities. Jer. you are not to fear. you have been appointed. you will also record extra-ordinary feat in life if you allow God to add extra to your ordinary. the Pharaoh of our time is destroying the Israelites. both thou and thy seed may live”. Then said I. your obedience is necessary. Ah Lord God. He predestined you. Before l formed thee in the belly. God has commissioned you like He did to Jeremiah. blessing and cursing. demolish all illegal structures and erect an altar for God.
He just asks us for what we do have. then God said.the symbol of Egypt. you already have them. Behold. peace and freedom. live true to the scripture that says “And 1 wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me. “What is that in your hand”. God does not ask us for what we do not have. I have put my words in thy mouth. God was telling Moses that He was going to use what was in His hand to take Egypt and shake it. Beloved. God used what was in Moses hand. and all shepherds have rods.4:4) and it became a rod again. God has created you with all these attributes. to root out and to pull down and to destroy and to throw down. his rod. “Take it by the tail” (Exo. it was a rod. 63:5 God asked Moses. there is a kingdom in you that is waiting to be established and when you recognise these virtues this generation shall accord you a due recognition. CHAPTER 3 .that I shall send thee and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. and the Lord saith unto me. to bring and remove the ten plagues and to open the waters of the red sea. Be not afraid of their faces for I am with thee to deliver thee saith the Lord Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth. see I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms. Isa. allow them to be expressed do not allow the devil to recreate you. that serpent was a cobra . to build and to plant” If you want joy. success. God then told Moses to throw the rod on the ground and when he did. it became serpent.
whatever a person requires to acquire. That which hath been is now and that which is to be hath already been and God requireth that which is past. Acts 15:18 says: Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world”. every individual. King Solomon opined and I agree with him that this world is following after a set order. has free . God has already programmed you for success. with every intention and tendency to become whatever he chooses to become. it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it. an admired desire has already been imputed into him but you need in life to aspire to be great and also perspire greatly and so afterwards retire into His divine rest wearing a glorious attire. nor anything taken from it: and God doeth it that men should fear before him. King Solomon declared in the book of Ecclesiates 3:14-15 that I know that whatsoever God doeth. If you want to succeed in life. there is not going to be a recreation of you either by way of removal or addition. though. The above is absolutely true as far as the plan of God for mankind is concerned.PLURIPOTENTIALITY OF MAN God created man with many attributes. the ingredients for survival. every individual has been fully and wholly created to function specifically. growth and prosperity are already in place.
He uses simple things we hold in our hands to touch the world. .changing. To accomplish your heart’s desire within the will of God on earth. the promises in Christ of which are still for believers today. this brings salvation and blessings. the manifestations of which the world is waiting for. treasures have been put inside of you. but if disobedience is rendered. there are things you have that may seem insignificant but which have the potential to become life . God is practical. In 2 Corinthians 4: 7 we read “But we have treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us”. eternal damnation will be the result. the whole gospel programme is based upon voluntary obedience to the word of God. these blessings are the pure doctrines of the gospel and the full graces of the Spirit which are necessary in the work of God among men. “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God” Rom 8:19.and intelligent acts which changes according to their conformity or nonconformity to God’s eternal plan. Apostle Paul assured the Ephesians of the beatitudes of God in Ephe1:3 which read Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ who hath blessed us with all Spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” God has already bestowed spiritual blessings on all believers.
jars of clay. we look similar but are quite distinct and into every vessel are treasures to bring to fulfillment the plan and purpose of God. TALENT: This is special or natural ability. you have your emotion and intellect. and legs all made up of tissues and cells that are peculiar to you. moulded and fashioned by God. orator etc and use such to glorify God. for by their occupation they were tent maters. And found a Jew named Aquila born in Pontus. it also connotes skill or cleverness. the hobby and the gift. there is the talent. Paul departed from Athens and came to Corinth. you can employ your talent to accomplish your goal in life. Apostle Paul was a talented tent maker. He used his skill to fund the gospel and win convert. Whatever a man will become stems from three main lines of endowment.All men are earthen vessels. everybody is an original. dancer. and you may be a talented singer. Lately come from Italy with his wife Priscilla and because he was of the same craft. a pair or eyes. “After these things. all these are precious treasures that constitute your delicate make up and they are those that should serve to make you what you choose to become. he abode with them and wrought. you have been given a head that contains your brain. .
he must have cast down the rod many times in the past without it turning to snake until God spoke about it. you may not be specially skilled in it but you derive joy from doing it. Moses has the talent for shepherding with his rod. “Then they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and ran upon him with one accord. HOBBY: This is your favourite activity or something you enjoy doing. 22:2a (AMP). he was chasing them allover the nation before he encountered a spiritual arrest. all true believers enjoy praising or worshipping God. All the above relate to being talented and employing it to make a head way in life. Whether you have the skill or not. Saul before he became Apostle Paul had the hobby of persecuting the believers and enjoys seeing them killed.Acts 18:1-3. And cast him out of the city and stoned him. “Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings he will not stand before obscure men. You also have talents that can serve you and aid you in serving God. and the witnesses laid down their cloths at a young man’s feet whose name was Saul. Acts 7:57-58 . Prov. the rod however remains a natural rod used for menial jobs until his encounter with God.
Saul why persecutest thou me? And I answered who art thou Lord? And He said unto me. And desired of him letter to Damascus to the Synagogues that if he found any of this way whether they were men or women. God can use you to minister to your peers. he took it as a hobby and ironical as this may sound God met hint and used his zeal for persecution for propagation of the gospel. he might not be the best shepherd of his time but he was working at it. Moses was to get used to handling ofa rod because he will . Acts 22 :6-8. he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. Acts 9:1-2. generations will be liberated and brought into His kingdom. suddenly there shown from heaven a great light round about me. a drunkard? Whatever your hobby is. I am Jesus of Nazareth whom thou persecute.“And Saul yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord went unto the high priest. The above scriptures highlighted the facts that Paul enjoys persecuting the Christians. But God has another plan for him. Moses turned a shepherd after He fled Egypt and was eqioying using his rod to lead his father inlaw’s sheep. He can also turn your hobby to a means of livelyhood for you and through this. Are you a drug addict. “And it came to pass that as I made my journey and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon. And I fell unto the ground and heard a voice saying unto me Saul.
you try giving it unto God and see what He makes of it.need it to lead God’s people out of captivity. yea. UNow there are distinctive varieties and distribution of endowments. you may not be a good singer but you can sing anyway. hath God chosen. and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. an unbeliever will at best operate and might attain a level of success with his talent or hobby but a Spirit filled child of God is the one qualified as being gifted. extraordinary power distinguishing certain Christians due to the power of divine grace operating in their souls by the Holy Spirit and they vary but the Holy Spirit remains the same” I Cor. if you think all you have in your hand is not good enough. 1:2728. 12:4 (AMP) . Do not wait till you perfect the aet of praying before you start. “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. “ And base things of the world and things which are despised. GIFT: This is a supernatural ability available only to genuine believers. and things which are not to bring to nought things that are: 1 Cor.
stretch out thy rod and smite the dust of the land that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt . 12:7. . raised the dead and was ready to get killed in the process. he led captivity captive and gave gifts unto men. 4:8 Howbeit when He. if you have been talented before. 16:13. For he shall not speak of himself: but what so ever he shall hear that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. Eph. a babbler became an orator. Moses the stammerer would not need to make a speech before Pharaoh.“But the manifestation of the Holy Spirit is given to every man to profit withal ICor. say unto Aaron. the Spirit of truth is come. he will guide you into all truth. a killer became a giver of life. the Spirit of God will now enhance your performance and you will begin to operate in the realm of the supernatural. Paul became an apostle of God after the infilling of the Holy Ghost. the potentials you do not seem to recognise in yourselfbefore begin. “And the Lord said unto Moses. to manifest and God will begin to turn your weakness to strength. When the Holy Spirit inhabits a believer. Wherefore He saith when He ascended up on high. He endows such with gifts of the Spirit. before the king’s magicians would acknowledge the “finger of God” at work. Jn.
stark illiterate Peter the fisher man. Acts 2:17. we are still in the last days and God is blessing his church like never before there is mighty manifestation ofthe wonder working power of God like never before. he took the listeners into the Jewish archive of prophecy with impeccable accuracy and three thousand people gave their lives to the Lord and were baptized. receive . Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost for the promise is unto you and to your children and to all that are far off even as many as the Lord our God shall calL Acts 2:38-39. saith God. The out pouring of the Holy Ghost that started over two thousand years ago with impartation of spiritual gifts continues till this day.And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice but they could not: so there were lice upon man and beast Imagine the uneducated. I will pour out of my spirit upon all flesh and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy and your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams. God would later turn him to a fisher of men. Get in the flow of the Spirit of God. He received the Holy Ghost at Pentecost and he preached his first eloquent sermon. “And it shall come to pus in the last days. “ Then Peter said unto them.
. God will give you a new Spirit to make you new.Jesus Christ into your life today and His Spirit will indwell you. every stage of human development is all about finding out the ifs. God will give you an excellent spirit to make you excel and the fruit of the Spirit which is love. let this information cause a reformation of your natural action and attitude. long suffering. it is high time you change your spiritual orientation. where. faith. a light in the darkness of the world. goodness. get projected into the altitude of transfonnation that there might be translation into the realm of supernatural. a salt in this sour and bitter world. CHAPTER 4 THE GREAT DISCOVERY The whole life of a man is a voyage of discovery. whys. gentleness. hows. when of events. meekness and temperance will be evident in your life. He will give you a different spirit like Joshua and Caleb to make you different and distinguishable. joy peace. whats.
the father of glory may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. the eyes of your understanding being enlightened. and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe. if only man will tarry long in God’s presence and seek His face. suck milk from his mother or cry in discomfort. God would lead him into the mystery of success and the eyes of his mind will become enlightened. God has programmed all these to be so. . defecate. urinate. Paul seeing the faith and the zeal of the Ephesian believers offered an intercessory prayer unto God in Ephesians 1:17-19 “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ. crawl and walk all by discovery but God has planned these too to be so. 29:29 A computer operator will need the right key or pass word to open up a programme and this has to be revealed to him otherwise his efforts will be an exercise in futility. that ye may know what is the hope of his calling and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints. according to the working of his mighty power” God originally created man with all the intrinsic ability to know and to do. the scripture says “The secrete things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever that we may do all the words of this law” Deut. nobody teaches a baby to breath. a baby soon learns to move the limbs.Recognition of potentials is a major key to answering all of man’s problems and a major step towards solving every puzzling question concerning God and His plan for man.
in him. As for God his ways are perfect. For au who take refuge in him. . Moses and Miriam also composed a song to the after the final escape from Egypt. my arms can bend a bow of bronze Ps 18:29-34 (NIV) This no doubt is a song of victory declaring the indispensability e help of God and His readiness to make it available for at take refuge in Him and re-route their life’s endeavour 19h him. King David sang when the Lord delivered him from his enemies and from the hand of Saul. with my God I can scale a wall. “ With your help I can advance against a troop. the word of the Lord is flawless. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer. he finds out he has a choice and free will to do or not to do certain things. He is a shield.As the baby grows however. for who is God besides the Lord? and who is the rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. he enables me to stand on the heights He trains my hands for battle. the devil creeps in by introducing ideas into his mind and polluting his thought life. he begins to think by the exercise of his mind. steal and destroy but thanks be to our God who has sent His son Jesus Christ to redeem and reconcile man back to the realm of perfection and has made His help available for us in order to discover the lost ground and to recover the lost hope and glory and restore the order. lying and stealing comes naturally and a deadly virus becomes introduced into the perfect programme of God because the devil has come to kill. He said.
15:12.Ps 139: 14-16. the power is still available to you today because the scriptures declared that you are wonderfully made and so you hould be for wonders. “They sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord and spoke saying. when I was woven together in the depths of the earth your eyes saw unformed body. doing wonders? Exo. The Lord is my strength and song and he is become my salvation. among the gods? who is like thee. Moses sang a glorious song because he discovered and beheld the wonder working power of God at work on several occasions. (NIJI) God the divine programmer has carefully and wonderfully put you together with all apparatus and appendages you will ever need to lead a successful and fulfilling life. All the days O1’iItDned for me were written in your book before one of them came to me . whatever you do not have is probably what you do not need to fulfil God’s purpose for taking his precious . Who is like unto thee 0 Lord.the Israelites seemed doomed until God opened a highway through the sea. the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. glorious in holiness fearful in praises. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I will sin. I know that full well my frame was not hidden from you when I was woven the secret place. unto the Lord for he hath triumphed gloriously.11. your works are wonderful. he i$ my God and I will prepare him an habitation my father’s God and 1 will exalt him.
“Moses answered. he asked a pertinent question. the Amplified Bible puts it this way. The rod of exploit had always been part of Moses make up. when the Lord says “I will send thee”. when he says “I will not fail thee” He who gives the command will also give the equipment”. 4:1 (NIV) we see Moses expressing his inadequacy that bother on low self esteem and sheer ignorance of the awesomeness of God. . what if they do not believe me or listen to me and say. Nothing will take the Lord by surprise. “And Moses answered but behold. the potentials to make each day a successful one is already part of you and there is a written purpose for each day that you are privileged to be alive which must not go unfulfilled. The entire field had been surveyed and the preparations are complete. “ John Henry Jowett said “There need be no “buts” in our relationship to God’s will. every provision has been made for the appointed task.time to bring you into existence. for they will say the Lord has not appeared to you. troubled by the enormity of the task ahead and the seeming incredibility of his choice by God. they will not believe me or listen to and obey my voice. his daily apparatus for effective shepherding until the divine encounter. The Lord did not appear to you?” Exo.
. And the Lord is asking this probing question meant to open your eyes to behold your uniqueness to enlighten your mind. and the limitative nature of your upbringing.It is not surprising then that God answered Moses with a question designed to help him examine himself and discover the moribund but power laden potential in his hand. There is this story in 2 Kings 4: 1-7 “Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha saying thy servant my husband is dead and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the Lord and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen. I want to assure you that God has built something in you that he will want you to discover. Dear reader. as the marks on your palm are peculiar to you. facilitated by a Pharaoh in your life or circumstances surrounding your birth. give you a vision to enhance your mission. God is going to bless it and by it you will be a blessing to your generation. what is that in thine hand? And he said a rod” Exo 4:2. “And the Lord said unto him. so is the characteristics and resourcefulness that is part of you. remove the scales from your eyes and liberate you from spiritual blindness either caused by sin. God is going to help you to discover that which is already in you.
there is a ray of hope. abroad of all thy neighbours. Is your god father dead? Is your benefactor no more? Are you in debt and adverse circumstances are closing in on you threatening to devour you? I say unto you this day that you should relax and re-examine the situation. Go borrow thee vessels. get ready for you are going to discover that seemingly insignificant possession that is yours and has the capacity to transform your life. “Then He said. you do not have to die before you die. what shall] do for thee? tell me. thou shall shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons and shalt pour out into all those vessels and thou shall set aside that which is full. even empty vessels. thine hand-maid hath not anything in the house. And he said. it cannot be as bad as situations are making you to feel.And Elisha said unto her. Do not be too confused to refuse the abuse on your personality and defuse the assault. it cannot end before the end and the hour of liberation is here. And when thou art come in. there is a life-line coming your way. 2 King 4:1-2. go sell the oil and pay thy debt and live thou and thy children of the rest 2 King 4: 3-7Divine help. yoke breaking assistance. what hast thou in the house? And she said. . so she went from him and shut the door upon her and upon her sons who brought the vessels to her and she poured out. And it came to pass when the vessels were full that she said unto her son bring me yet a vessel And he said unto her there is not a vessel more and the oil stayed Then she came and told the man of God. save a pot of oil ”. borrow not a few. debt canceling revelation and emotion relieving solution has come your way by the impartation through this divinely inspired piece you are reading today.
God has a heavenly treasury full of divine abundance and as a little key opens a large door. I am sure she would have wished to have many more vessels so the oil can keep flowing and she would have more than she did but I believe it had to happen that way for our example as limited horizon brings limited vision and this will result in stunted. For every specific problem there is a specific solution and solution is no solution if it is not divine. the little oil that was given not much attention and virtually disregarded became the saving grace of the widows family. it is at best palliative and will not give total cure. He is ready to transform that particular exception in your life to make a sound case of success for you. scripture says in Joshua 1: 8 “This book of the Law shall not depart out of thy mouth: but thou shall meditate therein day and night that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous and then thou shalt have good success” Failure to observe the above divine injunction translates to charting another course for ones life and will lead to a discovery of failure. if you want a divine solution then you must employ divine formula. For every soul reading this piece today. you are on the .
the success of yesterday if allowed to be too overwhelming can also be over burdening and constitute a serious hindrance and cog in the wheel of progress and further advancement which may result in stagnation and death. THE FOLLOWINGS ARE THE KEY POINTS TO NOTE FOR YOU TO DISCOVER YOUR PLACE IN GOD FORGET THE PAST. the rich fool in Luke 12:19 said unto himself “thou hast much goods laid down for many years. the Lord’s commandments are designed to make you the world’s commander and as you follow the divine lead God will make you a leader.15a. eat. .43:18-19 “Remember ye IIot the former things neither consider the things of old. yes I believe the former forms a bedrock for the later especially if you have a successful past but the scripture teaches of the glory to be revealed which comes fresh and new every morning. now it shall spring forth. drink and be merry. This admonition is unequivocal and can not be faulted. as you follow the specified guidelines.verge of a great discovery. Behold I will do a new thing. But God said unto him thou fool. shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert”. your name will be written among the great ones in the divine hall of fame. this night thy soul is required of thee. take thine ease.
this will disappear even as you approach the source of light. . I will do a new thing”. Do you consider yourself a failure in all your undertakings of the past. Forget your past wretched life of sin and embrace the grace extended to you that you might discover the love and tenderness of a caring savior and experience the liberty of a redeemed soul as your yoke of sin and shackles of bondage is removed. Are you a sinner up till this moment. your glorious past is incomparable with your more glorious future. Whatever you perceive and believe is what you will receive. salvation should be new and maintained everyday. if you keep looking back you cannot see the front. I assure you that temporary defeat is not a permanent failure. The word of God says “Behold. If darkness constitutes your past. it should each given day be worked out with trembling and reference for God. there might just be the need for a change of plans or a little more persistence on the existing one. let not your past record becloud your thought and rob you of a more effective planning in the present for a brighter tomorrow.The man was too full of himself and his past achievement so he retired even unto death. I congratulate you for your salvation which dates back many years but if you lose the key today you will definitely lose out on heaven and discover the reality of hell. imagine the outstretched arm of the savior and His soothing admonition as He says “come unto me “. you must see the future in order to step into it. do not dwell on the past spiritual exploit as a yardstick for making heaven. you must remember that success is discovered one step beyond the last defeat. Dear friend. if you keep living in the past you will soon become part of the past.
The years gone bye may have smiled on you or the other way round. the future is a promissory note. invest it wisely. the present is a liquid cash. he himself being a product of discovery. If by any means I might attain unto the resu”ection of the dead Not as though I had already attained either were already peifect but I follow after that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended. I assure you that whatever your situation may be. your situation will soon give way to a better tomorrow which I pray will put you on a higher pedestal of success. go for it. forget it.“The path ofthejust is as the shining light that shineth more and more unto the perfect day” Prov. a former persecutor and a . Apostle Paul wrote the above sure words of testimony to the Philippian church and this no doubt forms the basis of his Spiritual conquest. he has an insatiable appetite for discovery. “That I mav know him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings. 4: 18. being made conformable unto his death. The apostle was an adventurer ofa sort. it will soon become a past affair and if the coming of the Lord is further put on hold. your past is a bounced cheque. PhiL 3:10-12.
Looking through the Scripture. DRAW NEAR TO GOD This is the next key point. if you press towards the mark you will soon obtain the prize. I found out that vet)’ remarkable things happen to those saints of old that were .murderer named Saul. and reaching forth uhto those things which are before. that I might attain. I hereby admonish you today to forget the past and reach for the future. Alover of power and he who loves to use power. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”. I count not myself to have apprehended but this one thing I do. that I may apprehend all talk about discovery in the progressive trend and how he did this is contained in the next 2 verses Phil 3:13-14 “Brethren. apprehended. having been transformed and made to discover a better way of life and a better source and form of power gave the above testimony. arrested and discovered by God on the way to Damascus in a bid to search out for Christians and imprison them. born a Jew and a Pharisee of the highest order with a passion for killing the saints and asking for more blood. FORGETTING THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEHIND. you will discover that the apostle employed three forms to address our topic: That I may know. I want you to take a look at the underlined statements in the text quoted above.
used mightily by God to an-est their attention and draw them near unto him. have you taken a loan and the business . it was in this position that he listened and took the counsel of God and was made to discover the truth for which he longs and thirsts for more until his last day on earth. if I may ask. dry and harsh land with little pasture to sustain the flock?. day out. God called unto him out of the midst of the bush and said Moses. doing the rounds day in. Moses was a man in the like passion. And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in the flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked and behold the bush burned with fire and the bush was not consumed. going by what you are reading.3: 1-4 “Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in-law the priest of Midian and he had the flock to the back side of the desert and came to the mountain of God. a shepherd of forty years on the beat. And he said here am I Dearly beloved. have you driven your in-law’s herd to a desert. even to Horeb. the Apostle Paul that we just talked about was arrested by a flash of light on the road to Damascus. he drew closer and closer to God everyday and wrought more and more exploit for God. Moses. him and his rod until that fateful and faithful day in Ew. And Moses said l will now turn aside and see this great sight why the bush is not burnt. are you in Moses’ shoes. And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see. is the machinery of your business grinding to a halt. the light was so bright that he became blind for three days (Acts 9: 1-9).
Our God is an ever present help in time of need.top right here and right now and seek God in prayer lest you be . He longs to call you by name and have a relationship with you.has gone bad and you are finding it difficult to pay the interest not to talk of the capital. Moses took a faithful step on that fateful day and that was the last day he will lead sheep. you are still alive and can not be dead until you are dead. if you are tired. if you are hungry come to dinner. don’t lose hope don’t despair. if you reject shame to receive fame if you will forsake your old ways and let God lead you. if you are sick come for healing... come to the treasury.. LOOK AND LISTEN. your present situation is just to arrest your attention and make you to STOP. the fact that you are still alive in spite of your predicament. the shepherd rod became a ruler’s scepter. The God that transformed and translated Moses and Paul is beckoning unto you today come unto Him. he started to lead men. the Bible says in James 4:8 Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you . in spite of all the hurts means there is hope for you. come for a retreat.He is waiting for you to turn aside from a life of routine and behold the great sight. I invite you today unto the mountain of God where all your needs will be met and God will speak to your situation. if you are poor. Moses stopped on mount Horeb. are you like Moses leading a borrowed life. Do not allow your soul to be downcast or disturbed. Paul stopped on the road to Damascus so you must . Moses saw fire but the bush was not consumed. God knows you. if you just remove your focus from problem and behold solution.
I declare that you will begin to see opportunity out of every difficulty. some answers had to be provided to serious nagging questions. Moses drew near the great sight. Moses was about to make a . “Let us draw near with a true heart In full assurance of faith having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Moses looked at the burning bush. Moses listened. who am 1 that 1 should go unto PluJraoh and that 1 should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? Exo. I pray that from today you will begin to hear good news. they both heard from the Lord. put a salve on your eyes and the light of God shall shine on your path.3:11. Paul saw a light from heaven.l0:22-23 AND Moses said unto God. my friend you must see something different today. An awesome task has suddenly fallen on his lap and his curiosity gave way to inquisition. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering for he is faithful that promised” Heb. he beheld a celestial manifestation on the terrestrial plain and became curious and in his moment of wonder he will still be more amazed by a voice commissioning him to embark on the unimaginable. a finding out had to take place. tales of woes shall cease and songs of praise will be sang. God will speak to you and your situation will not be the same again. Paul listened.burnt or blind.
33. all detectives know the worth of interrogation. plus life application is normally based on a standard line of investigation. Rabbi. where and when of events. ASK PROBING QUESTIONS. you must be inquisitive. how. it provides clues to solving ajig-saw puzzle and this leads us to the third key to a great discovery. we know that thou art a teacher come from God for no man can do these miracles that thou doest except GOD BE WITH HIM”. The aims. any other discovery will be to your peril. The Philipian jailer in Acts 16:29 •. you must be before you do”. purpose and inference of any scientific research. he wanted to know what qualities qualify him for the job and how did he get the right answer? I said to you before that you can only discover that which God had already programmed for your life. ask yourself. which they in turn will collate and hannonize to make a deduction. Have you ever met a research personnel? They usually draw up a good questionnaire for themselves and others to provide answers. They seek to know why. Exo 3:12 it is only when God is with you that you can be the best and ‘you must be. If not. yours might be a great discovery of failure. after seeing the miraculous intervention of God in the affairs of Paul and Silas asked them “What . If you must discover then. is God with you? Are you with God? If your answer is in the affirmative.discovery. then you must be heading for the discovery of a great success. God answered him “certainly I will be with thee” . before you become” Nicodemus confessed about Jesus and His miraculous signs in John 3:2 “The same came to Jesus by night and said unto him. his uniqueness and peculiarities.. Moses discovered himself. I want you to ponder a while. My dear reader..
must I do to be saved”? To which they answered him to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for him and his household to be saved. You must first be a believer before you can do
the exploits of a believer. Moses did not stop on the matter of who he was, He asked for more in Exo. 3:13. “And Moses said unto God if the children of Israel shall say to me, what is his name? What shall I say unto them? Moses was not just content with the fact of God being with him alone, he sought to know what manner of God he is and to know his nomenclature for which he discovered that there can be no human standard of identifying God because God is beyond human understanding and any specific name still limits his awesomeness. Our God is I AM THAT I AM, the omnipresent and all doing. I admonish you at this moment to question the all knowing God about yo~ your distinction, your future and your fortune and He shall furnish you with answers to the minutest detail. Ask Him about His plan and purpose for your life. Ask Him prayerfully about the course and the pursuit. I assure you that your probing will land you with a proof Ask not a few questions in your quest for information as lack of information leads to deformation.
MOSES in Exo. 4:1 probed deeper. “And Moses answered and said. But behold, they will not believe me nor hearken unto my voice; for they will say the Lord hath not appeared unto thee”
God then took Moses into the realm of rev elation, God allowed him insight into the supernatural by making him to know and understand the extraordinary worth of the ordinary shepherd tool in his hand. The next key is to ... DEVELOP A PASSION FOR GOD’S PRESENCE King David was definitely in an exuberant mood as he sang to the Lord in Psalm 16:811 ‘·1 have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand 1 shall not be moved Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest . in hope, for thou ‘Will not leave my soul in hell,’ neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to See corruption. Thou will show me the path of life IN THY PRESENCE IS THE FULLNESS OF JOY, at thy right hand there are pleasures forever more”. Here is a man declaring and exuding the full confidence in God’s protective presence and aflirming that with God before him, by his side, wrapping his protective arms
around him as a guard, he is undaunted in the face of obvious intimidations in the world. He is unshakable because he has anchored his life unto the Lord and he knows the Lord is too faithful to abandon him to suffer and too wonderful to allow him to wander. God our redeemer is stronger than the mighty and bigger than the mountains he is the comforter that tBkes you through examination and gives you promotion. He abides by your side in your trials and gives you triumph,
replaces your test with testimony. The psalmist knows this and rejoices in whatever situation he finds himself, having the full assurance and consciousness of God’s presence. Hear the word of the Lord, a sure promise to give your life a little lift, “When thou passeth through the waters, I will be with thee, and throu.gh the rivers, they shall not overflow thee, when thou walketh through the fire, thou shalt not be burned neither shaH the flame kindle upon thee”.lsa.4J:2. ‘·And Moses said unto the Lord, see, thou sayest u.nto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wi/th send with me. Yet thou hast said I know thee by name and thou hast also found grace in my sight.
How therefore I pray thee if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way that I may know thee that I may find grace in thy sight and consider that this nation is thy people. And He said, my presence shall go with thee and I will give thee rest. And he said unto him if thy presence go not with me carry us not hence” Exo. 33:12-15. Obsessed with cliscovering great and mighty deeds of God. Moses knows that the secret of every great discovery lies in the presence of God, Having enjoyed and reveled in the glorious leading and covering by the cloud of God’s presence, he wants more and more of God, he knows there are more obstacles and dangers both within and without the camp on the way to the promised land waiting to be discovered but
he also knows that with God, any discovery of questions is only an open door to answers, any discovery of problems is to show forth solutions and that any test will as ever before lead to testimony. A great prophecy was given in Ezekiel 36:27 God said “ I will put my spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes and ye shall keep my judgments and do them”
Mankind, nowadays need more than occasional visitations of the Spirit and presence of God, the love that God has for you and I made Him to send His only begotten son Jesus Christ whose name is called Immanuel meaning God with us, permanently and eternally, our Lord Jesus Christ came and lived a life full of glorious discovery and at His ascension He handed over the key to great discoveries to as many as would receive His Spirit He gave us this promise in John 14:16-17. “And I will pray the father and he shall give you another comforter that he may abide with you forever, even the Spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive because it seeth him not neither knoweth him but ye know him for he dwelleth with you and shall be in you” The Psalmist in Ps. 51:11 tasted this delicacy I am introducing to you today and he exclaimed “Cast me not away from thy presence and take not thy Holy Spiritfrom me”, David knows the worthlessness and the fruitlessness of a life without the guidance of the Holy Spirit of God, he has
16:13. you swam laboriously . come to Jesus. the spirit of tnlth is come he wiU guilk you into aU tnlth.discovered a good thing and will not let go of it”. come today and discover true joy and security in His presence. SEEK INSTRUCTION AND DIVINE GUIDANCE A righteous man’s heart has many plans but the Lord directs his steps Prov. In. His blood was shed for you. come and discover comfort to your distressed soul. Dear friend. He longs to be present in you and all that are yours. the darkness deepens but the help of the helpless and the light of the world longs to abide with you the lamb of God says come. A life without Christ leads to a discovery of crisis. all other helpers are bound to fail. The Holy Spirit of God in you signifies His divine presence and His function is that of the supernatural. poverty and death. sorrow. I know that many were your desires in the last millennium that were not accomplished. come just as you are without a plea. say also bye to sin. Showing you things to come means discovering that which God has in stock for you. come away from nothing and become sometlUn& from crisis to Christ. for he shall not speak of himself but whatsoever he shall hear that he shaU speak and he will shew you things to come. I invite you today in the name of Jesus to come into the comfort and joy of the Lord. It is not enough to develop a passion for God’s presence but we also need to take a step further as we consider the next key point. “Howbeit when he.16: 19. As you have said bye to yesteryears.
in the ocean of aspiration but never got to the shore offulfillment. sickness and tonnent made you to cry unto God but it seems He refused to be your fire brigade in spite of His promise never to abandon you to the grave. you were caught up in conflagration and the devouring effect of the consuming fire of affliction. A sure foundation based on divine instruction will get you established among those men and women of great exploit in Jesus name. yes I know you prayed and you added some days of dry fasting to see your mission accomplished but your plans never came to fruition. Today marks the beginning of another year of your life and you must thank God for giving you a new beginning. You wept yourself sick last year but e that henceforth you will weep no more. you have always claimed in vain that whatever your hands touch will prosper. the prophet Isaiah 30:19-21 . you called on God to bless your plans and not to plan your blessings and so you were not blessed. You spent fruitless sking for what you want from God not minding whether within His will for you instead of asking God to reveal as concerning you. Your prayer this year must change from Lord bless my way and prosper the work of my hand to Lord show me the way you have blessed. forgetting that it is It which is approved of God that can prosper and that is hands are actually anointed by God. and guide my hands to the work you have prospered. you remembered God in your troubles and not before so you were not delivered.
And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee saying this is the way.10 “I WILL INSTRUCT THEE and teach thee . submit to Him in all your ways and try righteousness to receive the blessings of the righteous. He will also order your stops for He will not lead you into temptation but will deliver you from evil and how He will do this is clearly highlighted in Ps. And then the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and he delighteth in his way” Ps. Having stepped into the presence of God and located in Zion. 32:8. when ye turn to the right hand and when ye turn to the left”. walk in it. :an only be joy for you this year and no adversity.37:23. yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more. when he shall hear it he will answer thee. he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry. your instructor. He will remove you from the crossroad of confusion and show you the glory land way. your :teacher. even God by His Spirit shall order divine direction. thou shall weep no more. He will not just order your steps.“For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem. but thine eyes shall see thy teachers. It follows therefore that if your way is pleasing to God. He will in turn guide you into a great discovery.
Be ye not as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding. mercy shall compass him about” This year it is an established fact that as many as are reading this piece and deriving inspiration from it will not suffer negligible perspiration before tangible acquisition of God’s goodness in the name of Jesus. I will guide thee with mine eye. Moses had an encounter with God on mount Horeb and the Lord issued him an instruction to go and confront Pharaoh and demand the release of the Israelites. “ Exo.4:17 . you shall know the truth this year and the truth shall make you free. After the discovery of the wonder working rod in the hand of Moses. mercy shall envelope you and you shall be an object of divine favour. many so”ows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord. God said to him “And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand where with thou shalt do signs. teach and guide thee all the days of your life. if you trust in all the prophetic declaration coming unto you from this page. whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle lest they come near unto thee. the impartations you are receiving will amount to increase in divine portions and bountiful proportions in Jesus name.in the way which thou sholt go. The Lord will instruct. I also pray that you will be teachable and full of understanding contrary to the family equidae (horse or mule) that have to be forced or coerced.
your pain is about to abate and the sorrows and sighing will flee. burnt the city. You couldn’t have been doing any better thing at this minute. he obeyed and this resulted unto him as wisdom. wives and children inclusive. the instruction of God will make you wise this year. threatening him for all the woes that have befalling them..Moses received instruction. . David led his men not to war but to the land of mourning. carted away everything living and non living. David’s sorrow became multiplied when his men turned against him blaming him. you are doing the right thing by reading me today. all you need do is to gather the spoil. Here is the key 1 Sam. 30:1-6 may be similar to your present predicament and your crying has only compounded your crisis. they wept until they had no more strength to weep but God refused to answer to emotion. God’s instruction will make you triumph. This story in 1 Sam. I know a man in the Bible who has lost all and became utterly despondent. A go ahead from God means God has already gone ahead to level the mountain and fill up the valleys.30:8 “And David inquired at the Lord saying shall I pursue after this troop? Shall I overtake them? And He answered him. David was in great distress because the Amalekites have raided Ziklag. receive respite unto your soul. pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them and without fail recover alII! A word from the Lord will settle all you are going through in the world. Just as Moses was triumphant.
FOLLOW THE GUIDE Discovery is about finding out that which hitherto had been unknown. “And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud. 13:21.the Lord that instructed David to pursue will also instruct you unto recovery and conquest. neither spoils nor anything that they had taken with them. Apart from seeking instruction and divine guidance. At the Lord’s instruction you will lack nothing good. for a good discovery you need a good manual. At the Lord’s instruction you will recover all that the enemy has stolen from you. to lead them the way: and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light. we still need to take another step further. At the Lord’s instruction your tonnentors shall be tonnented. The sweet story climaxed in verse 18 with a testimony that “And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives” and verse 19 says f’And there was nothing lacking to them neither small nor great. an outline that will furnish you with a good procedure. the method and the steps to take in your endeavor . At the Lord’s instruction whatever constitute the Amalekites of your life will be overtaken and overpowered and yours will be a discovery of victory in Jesus Name. to go by day and night” Exo. neither sons nor daughters. . David recovered all.
the Holy Ghost from heaven. they had led a life of sorrow. oppressed and afflicted life. the mighty hand that rescued the Israelites from Egypt. Being led daily from labour camp to the labour field had been their pastime and they would prefer to die in this life of grave contentment than to hand over their future and fortune into the hands of a mortal being. wash your face that is clogged with fears that you may recognize the guiding pillar. it is no wonder then that God had to send before them His guiding presence. the promised leader has manifested in your situation today. forsake your labour to shake the saviour.The Israelites were on the voyage of discovery. are you sad and disconsolate with what fate landed you with in the years past? Relax! The Comforter is here. Strengthen the feeble . Are you battered and beaten. the house of bondage is on the stretch once again. unknown and hard to recognize especially for a people coming out of a life of servitude spanning four hundred and thirty years. they have their visage distorted from a despised. Liberate yourself from a life of darkness as you behold the light of the Lord rising upon your circumstances. Readers. Has the enemy robbed you of your motivation and innovation. the promised land is situated somewhere ahead. is your contusion leading to confusion. and spent years of agony and are not unfamiliar with sufferings. are you bruised and crushed. is your soul downcast and your confidence stolen. get ready for a radiant transformation as the glory appears over you. put on an eye salve that the glory cloud may not render you blind.
He will lead you away from the storm of your life and situate you beside still waters. the journey into a better future has just begun. Messiah has come. the . trust in Him be like a sheep to a shepherd and with the good shepherd in the lead you shall no longer be in want. He has come unto you today in his fullness and power. an eternal memorial commemorating His going before that you might not go astray. Even if you find yourself treading the valley of the shadow of death. your troubled soul He will restore and away from the pit of destruction He will guide you and lead you in the paths of righteousness. your defender is strong. be strong. and Lordship will comfort you and you will not be devastated by the rampaging fire of wrath and destruction that oozes out of the nostril of the dragon and the steaming storm of the devils fury will not overwhelm you. do not fear. fear or grief will not overcome you nor will you be consumed with any feeling of “dejavu”. He will take up your . His rod and staff signifying His leadership. the scripture has said loud and clear that your redeemer is mighty. commit your ways unto Him from today. Let His bleeding side be a pleading sight.hands and steady the knees that give way. He has come revealed to redeem you and lead you on a highway devoid oflions and ferocious beasts.
not for a while. a confirmed flight ticket into the port of discoveries Exo. your problem might be that you are not making it like your unrighteous peers. the blessing of God may not be fast. The Lordship and Leadership of the Lord is not a matter of rotation on tribal. the royal priesthood over Nigeria and Nigerians is not a contentious issue. Psalm 37: 7 has this to say “Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for him. it is a permanent and everlasting one. or ethno religious sentimentalism. our God is too merciful. delay is not denial. You might think your progress in life is slow as a Christian. He will also gear you into action and give you the necessary kinetic energy to accelerate you away from the evil behind. but it lasts. take my advice today. my prayer for you is that when evil is going before you God will slow you down that you might not catch up with it. and this. do not be enticed by the wealth of the armed robber whether armed by pen or by gun. fret not yourself because of him who prospereth in his way. it has little bearing with the mortal being occupying the temporal seat of government. A . folly abounds in the way of the wicked. because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass” Envy not the duper man. He will not lead you into temptation but will deliver you from evil. 4:22 says “He took not away the pillar of the cloud by the day nor the pillar of fire by night from before the people”.case against the world. it is eternally invested in the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a life long. comprehensive insurance cover.
If you meditate on the statutes of God you will have more insight and understandings. Do you want to be blessed? Obey His commandments. it is the blessing of God that makes one rich without adding any sorrow. the psalmist was in your kind of mood until the sudden realization of his backslidden state and he lamented in verse 17-18 “Until I went into the sanctuary of God then understood 1 their end. Let God lead you by His words. if you obey His precepts your life will be preserved and you will find . His commands will make you wiser than your adversaries. Do you loath darkness? Love the light. they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee” Do you want the glory of God? Stay by His counsel. thou castedst them down into destruction”. surely you didst set them in slippery places. He quickly retraced his steps.study of the book of Psalm 73 shows that envious occupation with fellow men leads to backsliding while a surrendered life and occupation with God bring forth the goodness of God. confessed and pleaded “Thou shall guide me with thy counsel and afterward receive me to glory vs. 24 and in verse 27 he declared “For 10.
your unction will no longer perish without a function and hence forth all your action will not suffer for lack of direction. Don’tgive up as your vision from today will no longer lack a sense of mission. Yes my dear reader. If you want to keep your way pure. I remember that song written by S. the suffering. Have you reached the roadblock of your ambition? Has your desire terminated in the “cui de sac” of history? Help is available to you. in the thickest of this dark world. stop judging yourself by yourself: aspire not unto the standard of man. Baring-Gould which says: Onward Christian Soldiers Marching as to war With the Cross of Jesus . let the word of God be the lamp to your feet and the light to your path. live according to the word of God. there is a way out of your present predicament. help has come your way today. the world had been lying to you and ripping you off.delight in His commands. prevalent in the land is killing and you along with your business seem on the edge of giving up. the word of truth has come your way today and Jesus Christ is that truth. Allow the Almighty to lead you by His Spirit as you ascend the pinnacle of success from glory to glory. today you will receive life for Jesus Christ the life is here for you. behold the insurmountable height of God’s glory and strive for more of Him. What had been the result of you leading yourself in the past? What tangible achievement can you paint out? Stop comparing yourselfwith yourself. Jesus Christ is that way.
at a critical period with Pharaoh’s war behind and the red sea in front He did not forsake them. I decree that all your enemies that refuse to back out will perish in the sea and become food for fish and crocodile. I pray that every shackle of pride and egotism should break now. And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days. He did it for the Israelites by the leading of the cloud. He led them through on dry ground but Pharaoh’s warriors were submerged in the sea. his banner go. that God will quicken your mortal being and cause your flesh to be alive and responsive to the prompting of the Holy Ghost in Jesus name. Life is a battle field with a rugged mountainous terrain and overflowing behemoth invested and piranha in-habiting rivers. The Bible says at the name ofJesus every knee must bow. Hear this “At the commandment of the Lord the childreh of Israel journeyed and at the commandment of the Lord they pitched. the low-lands are no places of refuge as they are heavily invaded by leviathans but possible is still a triumphant march if only you will focus your attention on the cross before and allow the Royal master to lead against the foe. There is a sure witness in the scriptures.Going on before Christ the royal master Leads against the foe Forward into battle See. and that for His name’s sake. as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents. the restorer of your soul will lead you in the path of righteousness. then the children of . so I command that all the directionless toiling of your life cease now in the name of Jesus.
9:18-19 I am introducing to you a commander who knows when to order your step and your stop.Num. come not near unto it THAT YE MAY KNOW . the levites bearing it then ye shall remove from your place and GO AFTER IT. he understands the weather. so your feeling about what you are going through is quite understandable but let me share this message of hope with you in Joshua 3:2-4. furiously running with over flowing banks. His integrity is still at its height so He is worthy to be followed. the climate and the vegetation answer to His call. He knows the landmark. yet there shall be a space between you and it about two thousand cubits by measure. He lived a triumphant life and has purposed to lead you to triumph but one thing is expedient. for three days they remain stationary unable to progress but yet beholding fortune and future from afar. He is a good business man un-affected by the fluctuations in the economic index. “And it came to pass after three days that the officers went through the host and they commanded the people saying. when ye see the ARK of the covenant of the Lord your God and the priests. He will not force you but will leave you to expedite action on your decision. The journey to the promised land was temporarily truncated when the Israelites came upon a formidable enemy in river Jordan. believe me nothing can be as fiustrating. you must be willing to follow Him through.Israel kept the charge of the Lord and journeyed not. He knows when it is right to move or stop moving because He has been through this way before. He knows the terrain.
what is your ultimate destination. Let danger and even death lie in wait ahead the conqueror of danger and death will lead you and you will not be touched by the hot fingers of danger or the cold grip of death. I on my part have a leader who has been beaten that I may not be bitten by any serpent or sickness and sorrow. why are you following him in spite of are you what waits for you as a final prize. FOR YE HAVE NOT PASSED TlIIS WAY HERETOFORE The emphasis here is on going after the Ark for direction. who has been your leader? And where is he leading you? And for the most thought provoking of all. if you follow the Lord you will be led away from the evil and into the good. if by reason of grace you spend another 100 years on earth I assure you that. that will be the last century you will conquer. the year ahead has a lot in stock for you both good and evil. . the journey into the millennium is such as had never been experienced before so you can only trust the All Knowing God to lead you through.THE WAY BY WHICH YE MAY GO. so I follow Him. I have a leader who has chosen to be poor that I may not lack any good thing. I wish to remind you that you are witnessing your last millennium on earth as you can not go through onto 3001 A.. unknown and yet to be experienced. then where is life’s journey leading you to?. the months ahead are full of races to be run and victories to be won. the days ahead in the year are strange. so I follow Him.D.
a place of sorrow. will you continue to be deceived and will you be passive in your decision to follow the truth and thus active in racing to hell? Be you a Guru. Archbishop. no hiss but bliss so I follow Him. no thirst. Right or Left Reverend. Will you remain a blind follower after reading this message.I have a leader who hungers that I may be ful~ who thirsts that I may have to drink. He knows where He is going for He said “He is the way th. no hunger. no labour but honour. He was dead but is alive for evertl10re so I follow Him. no crying but singing. Rev. who died that I may live. He spoke about a place in eternity where there will be no sighing or sorrowing. 20:15. if your leader has not confirmed to you where he is leading you and you . He said He is going before to prepare a place for me after which He will come for me so I am waiting and watching for I will still follow Him He warned of another place of agony. High priest or Chief Prophetess. a place of torment. And he opened the bottomless pit (Abyss) and there arose a smoke out of the pit as the smoke of a great furnace and the $un and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit” what a dreadful place! “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophets are and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. truth and the life” So I follow Him. Ustas. a place of pain and He revealed it like this in Rev. Alhaji. 9:2.20:10 “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” Rev. Chief Imam. Shari a advocate.
your religious activity is vanity. CHAPTER 6 RECEIVING THE UNCTION T he Holy Scripture is a divine manual that contains the promises of God and pathways to good success and prosperity. make a conscious effort to follow the only one that knows the way even Jesus Christ our Lord. God is the sole giver of life and is able to supply man with all his needs based on a measure of grace and the level of relationship with Him and also man’s relationship with the world. there should be no cold complicity. . a mere exercise in futility.are waiting to find out at judgment. you will land in hell and discover sorrow. It follows therefore that if you do not know where you are going. you will always end up in the wrong place. no attitude of passivity can save you.
In Mark3:13-15 we read “And he (Jesus) goeth up into a mountain and calleth unto him whom he would and they came unto him. It has been said that our attitude to God determines our altitude with Him. And Elijah took his mantle and wrapped it together and smote the water and they were divided hither and thither so that they two went over on dry ground And it came to pass when they were gone over that Elijah said unto Elisha.Relationship involves interaction and interactions breed information while information leads to transformation by causing a reorientation which affects human action and attitude and with proper co-ordination. Elisha. Ask what I shall do for thee before I be taken away from thee. a condition was set for his request to be met. Elisha made a difficult request from Elijah and for daring to ask. And he ordained twelve that they should be with him and that he might send them to preach. “And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood afar off and they two stood by Jordan. And Elisha said. I pray thee. whatever you perceive is what you most like1ywill receive and whatever your mind can conceive you can achieve. And he said thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless if thou see me when I am taken from thee it shall be so unto thee but ifnot it shall not be so 2 King 2:7-10. Elisha unlike fifty other apprentices under Elijah was close enough to see Elijah separate the Jordan river with his mantle and so he requested for such a power and he was instructed to get even closer and more faithful that the anointing could be apportioned to him. desired a double portion of anointing. . And to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out devils. results in glorious translation. let a double portion of thy Spirit be upon me. he perspired by working and walking close with Elijah and acquired what he admired.
“Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in-law the priest of Midian and he lem the flock to the backside of the desert and came to the mountain of God even to Horeb. God is calling on you today for a closer and more cordial relationship. God beckoned unto Moses through the flame offire and Moses made himself available by answering the call and being in His divine presence where he received instruction. God even asked him to purge himself for closer and better relationship. And he said Here am I. . He needs available vessels that will serve as caniers of his power. And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush and he looked and behold the bush burned with fire and the bush was not consumed And Moses said 1 will now turn aside and see this great sight why the bush is not burnt And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see. if you want wonders in your life you have to relate with the one whose name is wonderful. Exo 3: 1-4. Jesus Christ knows the importance of the unction to function and thus His advice to the disciples to stay for the reception before the manifestation. Moses. their action and orientation having been changed by the information received and after obtaining a translation into the realm ofthe supernatural through the impartation of the power to perform the extraordinary. that the disciples will learn His ways and afterwards that He might send them to peach that which they might have been well informed of. God called unto him out of the midst of the bush and said Moses. relate with Him and that through their interaction there might be a reformation of their lives.Jesus Christ our Lord chose the disciples first for the purpose of being with Him.
then you shall be raised in status and your name shall not be erased from the annals of this generation. 1 send the promise of my father upon you. The disciples obeyed and the power came. CHAPTER 7 . tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until you be endued with power from on high” Luke 24:49.“And behold. if you will be in one accord with God l your day of Pentecost will fully come and you shall receive power and the wisdom to make the world a better place to live. the promise is hereby extended to you today.
especially you reading me today. And true to divine arrangement. in my life and ministry. Are you weary. “Come unto me. people on the verge of a break down have gotten their breakthrough and all because Christ our Passover had been sacrificed for us (I Cor. 5: 7). your own yoke is your way ward wife. the good Lord knows you. sinners have been saved. here is the Lord’s invitation in the book of Matthew ll:28-30. heavy laden. misfortune changed to fortune. He knows you are financially broke and on the verge of bankruptcy. He knows your business is not doing well. The word of God said in Genesis 8:22 “While the earth remaineth. I have witnessed multitudes passing over from darkness to light. all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest Take my yoke upon you and learn of me. for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. your husband is . zeroes have been transformed to heroes. This divine invitation is for you. we witness changes daily.PASSING OVER W e live in a dynamic world where changes are taking place every micro-second. He knows you are sick. the whole scripture is all about passing over. the sick have been healed. seed time and harvest and cold and heat and day and night shall not cease”. we witness Passover every moment of life. good or bad. crowded with a whole lot of troubles? Don’t panic.
Jesus Christ has another plan for you and permit me to share His vision with you let us read the good news from Mark 4:35: “And the same day. by this book you are holding there is going to be a yoke breaking impartation on your life. crowdiness. sadness. He wants to take you from your depth of sorrow to the realm of joy. when the even was come. if you will come unto Him today He will lead you from the side of the ridiculous to the side of the miraculous. there. he saith unto them.12:1-2 . is it your extended family. old peers or your working place where you have been ensnared by a life of corruption or your ill-gotten wealth? the Bible says in Heb. let us PASS OVER unto the other side” I pray that today you will not read this book in vain. instability. this same day marks the end of all your palaver. The story continues like this in verse 36: “And when they had sent away the multitude. you will enter into a new dawn and joy will come by the morning. He is the one with all the answers.a drunkard and the children are not doing well at school may be your marriage is not fruitful or it seems you will never get married. it is full of toil. The Lord says unto you “Let us pass over unto the other side”. the yoke breaker. And there were also with him other little ships” Who or what are the multitudes of your life that will not allow you to see clearly and think reasonably. the evening of sorrow is here. disability. you will weep no more in the name of Jesus Christ. You have tried all you can on that side of the divide. inability. come and cross with Him the bridge of shame unto the shore of fame. Jesus Christ. needs. the burden bearer says for you to come. they took him even as he was in the ship.
your business or project with God. let us lay aside every weight.“Wherefore. like begets likes. you can get inducted into good or bad by your association and relationship my advice in this regard is not to be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. The other little ships that sailed with Christ and the disciples conotes nothing but a family of believers show me your friends and I will tell you who you are. and let us run with patience the race that is set before us” You got yourself into this jam because you had been leading yourself or at best following a blind guide. 6:14-15. and sin which doth so easily beset us. for what fellowship hath righteousness with un. It is also said that “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise but a companion of fools shall be destroyed” Prov. you remember to pray only when you have problem. you calIon God to come and bless your plan and not to plan your blessing. no wonder your present predicament. let Him carry you through. the people you move with and your business partners contribute either to your woes or success in life. 13:20. . you only call on Him when things are not working according to your plan. put your delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.righteousness? And what communion hath Ught with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 2 Cor. your problem is that you have a fire brigade approach to God. seeing we also are compassed about with so great a could of witnesses. If you must have good success in life you need to start afresh with God. you never start your day. invite Jesus into your personal life. iron sharpens iron. your home and all your life endeavour.
Your life may have been on the path of destruction due to the bad company you had been keeping. thou shall not be burned: neither shall the flame kindle upon thee” Isaiah 43:2. a new way of doing things. a change in pattern and perception of life there is bound to be a revolt. The rest of the story goes like this Mark 4:37-40. BE STILL. . And he said unto them why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith”? Having decided to change gear and cross into a new realm and dimension in life. when a conupt person decides and says no more bribery in his office. contrary circumstances and spiritual barriers. And He was in the hinder part of the ship asleep on a pillow and they awake him and say unto him. in trying to pitch selfish interest against the will of God there will be oppositions. whoever has decided for God is naturally an enemy of satan and devil will definitely do evil by bringing impediments. his body system will protest and unleash on him deadly pains. “And there arose a great storm of wind and the waves beat into the ship so that it was now full. winds and storm. please join today the fellowship of believers who will encourage you and give you wise counsel. his cohorts will wage wars and call him names. but since the promise of God who is ever faithful says that “When thou passest through the waters I will be with thee and through the rivers they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the f11’e. when a drug addict decides to do drugs no more. carest thou not that we perish? And he arose and rebuked the wind and said unto the sea PEACE. master. And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
“For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the Sons of God Rom 8:19 You are not created for the fun of it and the world is waiting eagerly for you to manifest truly. He cares for you and will answer when you call. call upon Him in the day of trouble and He will deliver you. Egypt was going to be invaded with plagues. CHAPTER 8 O P P O R T U N I T I E S . He is always by your side and will neither leave nOf forsake you. He will arise and scatter your enemies. He will command any raging storm to be still. the angel of death was going to kill the firstborn of all living being in Egypt but passover those of the Israelites.I am sure the one that is calling you today is faithful. A great Passover was going to take place in order to bring the Israelites out of Egypt across the Red Sea into the goodly heritage that God had planned and promised to their forefathers but God was going to use that which was in the hand of Moses to initiate a series of events that cuhninated in the divine liberation. promised and who is able to deliver. by virtue of the rod in Moses hand. Only you should allow this word of God today to mingle with faith in your heart. the Israelites were to passover from slavery and servitude to sonship and freedom but there had to be a Moses and there had to be a rod in his hand. forget all and take hold of Him who has called.
The last millennium has gone with all the opportunities it had to offer. There is this story of a mother rebuking her little son and she uttered a statement as follows “you better wear your uniform now or you will wear it later” At first the statement sounded to me ordinary but upon deeper reflection. the best surgeon can only operate and prove his worth when cases are available. We are into another millennium with every day of every . obviously the child does not like going to school because he does not like wearing uniform and the mother is making him to realize the importance of wearing uniform now as a student with a lot of dignity and that if this opportunity should pass him bye. help is no help if it does not arrive when needed. a right word spoken at the wrong time becomes all the same wrong. A good singer can only excel when given the stage. a lawyer can only advocate when he receives a brief and a judge will not be able to perform when there are no cases to decide. I caught the hidden admonition and realized the weight of the statement. he might end up in life wearing his uniform as a matter of duty either as an undignified gateman or messenger in an office without any choice or chance to redress the situation any longer. There is a difference between doing the right thing and doing same at the right time. potentials are useless when there are no opportunities to express them. these periods have been described as opportunities. many of such were taken and many were missed while still many were unrecognized.T here are times and chances when circumstances are right and indices are most suitable for doing a tiling. increase in knowledge might result to increase in sorrow unless there are opportunities to utilize the additional skill.
sat by the high way side begging. it is even more and certainly so. Blind Bartimeus was a man like you. thou SOn of David. so loud to cover the noise of a multitude if need be. opportunity to utilize the potentials that God has deposited in man is another bottle neck on the road to success. doing it with all diligence of the trade. have mercy on me. seize them and make them to serve you. there can be no success without opportunity much has been said about the issue of preparation. the world reckoned unto him a blind man. miracles nowadays and in biblical times were received because people were opportuned to be at the right place at the right time and doing the right thing. he was at his usual location in the heat of this fateful day when he received an infonnation that will forever change his situation and give him a message and a testimony.. And many charged him that he .year a day full of opportunities. he can speak and even shout. potentials like ideas are blind and still born until the light of opportunity shines and such a chance when properly taken breeds life and viability into projects. his only vocation was begging and he was good at it. successful men of this world are men that are opportuned to succeed and only those that recognize such opportunities. he began to cry out and say Jesus. blind Bartimeus. son of Mr. the thought must be right in the right atmosphere and with the right action you get the right result. the :son of Timaeus. Let’s consider this story “And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people. While I agree that success can at times be a chance thing. Timaeus who is always sitting by the road side. And when he heal’d that it was Jesus of Nazareth . the only potential he had was his voice. a message of recognition is coming your way today to help you to recognize these opportunities. a choice affair in order words opportunity can either come your way or be created by you.
he heard rumblings around him and demanded to know what was happening. Go thy way. he was told Jesus of Nazareth was passing.should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal. help came his way. thy faith hath made thee whole and immediately. a great deal. l0:46-52. the Bible recorded that he shouted all the more. Opportunities come in three categories. the man blind Bartimeus utilized all and I am going to recommend all to you that as from today . healing is at hand. that I might receive my sight. the Lord interrupted His journey to show mercy. he became more creative in his shouting since this is the much he can do and by this. And Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called and they call the blind man saying unto him. he knows that by the mercy of God. he received his sight and followed Jesus in the way Mk. Yes. he processed this infonnation in his mind and recognized an opportunity has COme his way. Thou son of David have mercy on me. he was asking for alms with his mouth but his ears were yet alert. rise: he calleth thee. an opportunity also created by a cry offaith by the one who has a need to be healed. Jesus stood still to attend to him. our Saviour waived aside the multitude to meet the need of the individual because it was the right thing to do and the opportunity was there to glorifY the Father. this man has not got much going for him. but he was working at it. the blind man said unto him Lord. And he casting away his garment rose and came to Jesus and Jesus answered and said unto him what wilt thou that I should do unto thee?. he has a vision with a sense of mission that no human effort can thwart. he reported for his begging duty On time and did not run away from work. he recognized his need and cried unto Him who is able to deliver. he was rebuked and scolded but he became more aggressive. Be of good comfort. And Jesus said unto him.
Neh. Jesus Christ will command your detractors to serve you. why is thy countenance sad seeing thou an not sick?. a lamp will be lighted onto your feet and your path will receive a shine. The life of Prophet Nehemiah is another good case of opportunity recognised and utilized. I decree that heavens will stand still to hear your case and for all the losses the enemy has inflicted on you in the last millennium. Now I had not been before time sad in his presence. just like Bartimaeus received his sight you will receive illumination.you will never fail again to recognize any and that your full resources will be harnessed together for maximum profits and optimum blessings. Let the King live forever: why should not my countenance be sad when the city. Wherefore the King said unto me. God Will silence your adversaries and like He sent the multitudes to call Bartimeus. that wine was before him: and I took up the wine and gave it unto the King. And it came to pass in the month Nisan. in the twentieth year of Ataxerxes the King. I pray that as you cry unto the Lord this year. your cry shall not be in vain. you will receive information unto inspiration. an opportunity will be given to you to name and claim your compensation and as the erstwhile blind man started walking with Jesus you will have a chance to walk with the greats of this world and an opportunity to reign yonder in Jesus name. then I was very sore afraid And said unto the King. As you go along with me in this book. this is nothing else but So”OW of heart. for what dost thou make request? So 1 prayed to the God of heaven. the place of my father’s sepulchers lieth waste and the gates thereof are consumed with fire? Then the King said unto me. your labour shall not go unrewarded. 2:1-4 .
in place of your bitterness you will receive betterment. the . The man Nehemiah had never been so overwhelmed with so much sorrow before in his life. the King permitted Nehemiah to ask what he would. you will make your full mark in life and everything will work together in your favour to accomplish that which God has purposed for you. a message has come your way today that will forever change your life and turn your misfortune to fortune. Be focused.Beloved. stay alert and refuse to be mentally deranged by the dictates of the national budget. his heart was heavy and his sorrow so deep that his demeanor became malformed and his countenance changed so much that it became noticeable to the king. he unburdened his mind unto the king and 10 and behold a door was opened for him. I decree a stop to your weeping that the tears may not blindfold you from seeing an opportunity passing. I pray you will not die unsung. be attentive and be sensitive that you might hear when the question is asked of you to ask your question and a request is made of you to make your request. a time and a chance will happen in your life that will transform and translate you from the depth of sadness to the pinnacle of joy in Jesus name. an opportunity arose for him. when your time to shine comes you will not fail to recognize it. evil recesses of your existence. A calamity had suddenly befallen him. upon interrogation. Let not the shipwreck of your family or the economic mishap in your business give you a spiritual derailment. I have been sent your way today to decree hope into your hopelessness. instead of being executed for a breach of court etiquette. he just received a bad news that even the gates were consumed. I have come to shine the light divine into the dark. enough of your cries as the causative crises will give way today and the only tears you will hence forth shed will be tears of joy in Jesus Name. the city of his fathers was in destruction.
God will surely intervene in your situation It is God’s ordained opportunity to be created a man with all your appendages and special senses that you may use to dominate other creatures. God never makes mistakes.great provider with His inexhaustible treasure house is abundantly able to meet your every need and He is willing to do just that. (1) God Ordained Opportunities. God softened the heart of the king and granted the man favour and mercy with the king so much that all his requests were granted. if you are situated in this country and you are “thinking of bailing out” I admonish you today to have a rethink. the solution is not . Beloved. instead of putting Nehemiah to death for wearing a sad look in the presence of the king. the scripture recorded that U] prayed to the God of heaven” opportunities will definitely come your way but you need to pray for them to come and when they come for you to discern and recognize which is of God as it is only that which comes from God that will have no sorrow or regret attached. All that glitter is not gold. I want you to note God’s hands in the two events. it is an act of God that Jesus Christ was passing through Jericho at the time blind Bartimaeus was sitted and begging for alms. it does not matter what you think but I know it is a wonderful opportunity for you to be born a Nigerian. Only the Almighty God can design and package such a breakthrough for man and yours shall not be long in coming in Jesus name. the Spirit of God will guide and guard your choices. Take a tip from the prophet. when he was asked to spell out how he could be assisted. He knows what He is doing and he knows what is best for you. In the last two scripture passages I shared with you. There are three ways by which opportunities will be open to you and I want you to watch and pray concerning these.
your help will not come from abroad. Dear reader. Gerah to Isaac signifies a land of opportunities. Divine allocation can only be available to you in your divine location. it can only come from above and will only come at the right time. there was even the necessity of water after food and this is also divine. God appeared to Isaac not to relocate to Egypt or check out from Gerah. digging well after well until he became exceedingly rich. Look around you today. it was written in verse 12 that Isaac sowed in the land and in the same year he reaped an hundred fold and the Lord blessed him. when the whole world is seeing waste you will see wealth. created by God. I know of a situation that was more pathetic than whatever you might be going through now.in relocating yourself but it is in renovating yourself. if there is no . there are opportunities for you to succeed. In verse 2 of the passage. A situation of no food was created that the produce ofIsaac might sell. think about it. in the place where God had located you. he was assured of God’s presence and blessings if he obeyed the Lord. So Isaac started water business. put in need that the chosen one might bring in the supplies and meet the need. this was no doubt a God ordained opportunity for His elect to excel. Isaac sojourned in the land in obedience and he received the promises. you will agree with me that no mortal being can create famine in the whole earth as it was. I pray that out of the failure of your life you will rise up and succeed. in Genesis 26:1 the Bible says “And there was afamine in the land beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham and Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerah. if you are not where God wants you to be you cannot be what He wants you to be and therefore cannot be the best.
need for you. (2) Identification of needs around you . this man saw famine and he realized that the antidote to fiunine is farming so he planted in the land. if things are not good enough with you. You will begin to see rubies from rubbles as you look on with your eyes of opportunities. your chance to excel is at hand and the power to see and to hear about it will be bestowed upon you by the Lord and when this happens. he knew that the only way around scarcity is abundance so he embarked on production. I hereby charge you like Mordecai to Esther . Isaac had to be in Gerah at a period offamine that he might plant.. you will know and realize what you should do and when to do same. your circumstances as unpalatable as it might be may just be a way that God will use to bring out the best in you so I want you to see it as an opportunity to make it better. and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther 4: 14. that is a tremendous opportunity to make things better and I hope you visualize it that way too. There is a big breakthrough coming your way today and it is the only breakthrough worth relying upon because it is Godmade and when God makes a thing no devil can unmake it. positive steps have to be taken to overcome any negativity in life. reap and sell. He will not create you and place you where you are. thank God for the power of recognition and realization. There is this story of Isaac in Gerar of the Philistines. but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed. “For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time. then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place.
it is a common site at motor parks and along the road during traffic hold ups to see hawkers of water in sachets and plastic bottles because the people have the need for “cold pure water” that has to be met and I tell you such is an opportunity to make a lot offortune no wonder you see pure water in different brands and designs. after their journeys. During the Israelites journey in the wilderness a situation arose that almost caused Moses to be stoned by the Israelites “And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin. he did not stop at this he also saw the need for people to drink water after food and this is done in hot competition with livestock not to talk of the need of water for irrigation because the land is dry and harsh due to scarcity of water so he embarked on water business by digging wells and because water in those days was like gold and this stirred up a swell of opposition and contention but the man kept digging until God made room for him. In the tropical weather of Nigeria with the blazing sun and accompanying heat and high rate of dehydration. the power of recognition and realization will help you in the identification of low level or absolute lack of provision and this will stir up a vision in you to embark on production in order to bring forth a solution. there is a whole lot of needs out there waiting to be met. look around you and you will see furniture out of timber and generate wealth from waste. according to the commandment of the LORD. Brother Isaac in genesis 26 saw the need for people to eat so he made food available and hereby became very wealthy.This is the second category of opportunities. and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water lor the people to drink” Exo. mankind will keep needing one thing or the other in life and these have to be produced. I pray that in the midst of adversity God will expand and enlarge your coast. 17:1 .
Take a good look around you.water from the rock “And Moses cried unto the Lord. Go on before the people and take with thee of the elders of Israel and thy rod where with thou smotest the river. Moses had his potential rod of exploits in his hand and this has severally worked to meet the needs of his generation in miraculous ways. consider the town you are living in and critically examine the country as a whole. the way you will manifest hence forth will make you to be . And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel” Exo.. Brethren as you cry unto the Lord in prayer. community and the nation in general. there is so much hues and cries everywhere because people have needs. saying. Behold I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb. God would point his attention to the rod again that he might use it to smite the rock that water may come out. they are into every facet of our economy because in their dexterity and shrewdness they see needs in the country and they strive to meet such Talking about Moses. God will show you the howbeit and the wherewithal that the needs around you and in the world you live could be met by you. And the Lord said unto Moses.These people chided Moses and accused him bitterly because they have a need. and thou shall smite the rock and there shall come water out of it that the people may drink. 17:4-6. take in thine hand and go. that which is inherent in you and had been part of your physical and structural make up will be brought to bear and will selVe to make you relevant in your home. he took his case to God and this led to the 25th miracle of the bible . What shall I do unto this people? They be almost toeady to stone me. I even heard some Lebanese expatriates say of Nigeria that they pick money on the streets.
The story of the woman with the issue of blood is another lesson in opportunity. There is also this crave for education in the country. yet instead of getting better she grew worse. I will be healed” Mk. some people recognized this need in the life of Nigerians so they have brought even University education to the grass root by establishing satellite campuses around major towns. the antenna of any Godly revelation is a mind tuned in the right frequency . the only dangerous trend in tIlls and I make bold to say this with a strong warning is that this programme is assuming an exploitative dimension with satanic inclination because lectures are now being held even on Sunday mornings when people are supposed to be worshipping the Almighty God in their churches.highly patronized because God will make use of you physically and spiritually to supply the needs of the people. the gifts of God in you is to make profit and I pray these gifts will not perish with you in Jesus name you only need to go to God in prayer to help you in the recognition of the needs and the potentials at your disposal. Christians must be alert and be careful of the devices of the enemy that you may not be prey unto a demonic trap orchestrated from the pit of hell. almost everybody want a paper qualification but not everybody has the opportunity to go for higher education. when she came up behind hi”. “And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 5:25-28 (NIV) Progress in life comes as a function of action based on revelation. she had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had. an opportunity for such people to make money and opportunity for beneficiaries to have their desires acquired. in the crowd and touched his cloak BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT “If I just touch his clothes.
A change from potentiality to kineticity is as a result of energy generated by thought. ideas are still-born until put into action so the mind helps not only to initiate but also to activate as innovation leads on to activation. she had suffered many things because of the reprobate state of her mind and the inactivity of her thought life. the mind of man is the gateway into his life. you can not think trash and get treasure. the mind has a thinking faculty that forms the bedrock for collation of impulses from both within and without for generation of ideas. Reception is an offspring of perception and a grand child of conception. totally ignorant of the plan and purpose of God for her life.for spiritual perception. it has been said that the only place where your dream dies is in your mind. derelict soul. you have a malformation of the mind due to a barrage of disinformation from the world and this has left you in a state of deformation but I have brought to you today a proclamation of liberation that will cause a switch of your mind from a state of inanition to activation and you will hence forth perceive right and receive right. This sick and debilitating woman heard about Jesus and she was galvanized into action for she processed the information in her mind and received inspiration there from and the amazing thing happened . an object of derision. The woman in the passage read above had suffered a great deal. the hand of man can receive. a societal outcast. she had been for twelve years a dumping ground of whatever the world has to offer by way of ideas and suggestions no wonder she goes about a stinking. therefore thought is action in rehearsal. The Lord has revealed to me you are suffering because of your ignorance. it follows therefore that whatever the mind of man can conceive.
This is a divine ability though may be subject to corruption by the flesh or human nature but also capable of generating and releasing liberative energy depending on the prevalent impulse. she made use of her mind for the first time in twelve years. another version of the Bible writes “she said to herself’. It can also be called conscientious initiation or self motivation. She has started thinking and she wants to stop stinking so she was propelled beyond wincing and she struggled without flinching. she suggested something to herself aside from the suggestions of the Doctors and families. God is ready to destroy the covering cast over your soul and the deadly veil that is spread over you. she became undaunted in the face of obvious intimidation because she was neither cajoled nor coerced as to what to do. The woman with the issue of blood heard the good news of Jesus and she acted on it and received healing because she imagined herself getting healed on impact. She even surmounted obstacles on her way by pressing through the crowd. I know another person who by joining the company of thinkers received the accolade ofa winner. Then he . mends and relatives. She thought of what to do and she did it. It is a product of the exercise of the mind and capacity utilization of the thought. “And the keeper o/the prison awaking out of His sleep and seeing the prison doors open.that changed her ridicle to miracle. This brings me to the third category of opportunities. he drew out his sword and would have killed himself. (3) Creative Imagination The psychologists and philosophers describe this as auto suggestion or self encouragement. her inner eyes became open and her thought life received life for the Bible records “SHE THOUGHT”. Please read this before you attempt that much anticipated suicide due to the seeming hopelessness of your situation. Supposing that the prisoners have fled But Paul cried with a loud voice saying do thyself no harm for we are all here.
you are on the edge of a big break and about to make a big discovery. How can you improve the situation of the world around you? What does the world lack that you can supply and surely these are many for you are a distinct creation with a peculiar purpose and the world has a need for your contribu tion to make it a better place to live in. There is no use killing yourself or packing up with that home or business.called for a light and sprang in. what can you offer the society. Sirs. Contemplation will give birth to anticipation and your excitement will be fired up. with a newfound energy you will rise from the depth of sorrow unto the glorious height of success. there is something. I pray that this message will stir and rock you out of your state of spiritual and physical “somnolence” for a little sleep has made this poverty you are experiencing to creep upon you. what is it in you that can make that happen? Surely. And brought them out and said. The journey of a thousand kilometer does not start with a . innovative and enterprising. You can create opportunity for yourself by probing deep into your being. Do you want to better your lot and improve your situation? Look inward. WHAT MUST I DO to be saved? Acts 16: 27-29. Call for the God of light to shine His light of hope into your situation and do this in total surrender and absolute penitence then you will receive illumination into your mind and be able like the Philipian jailer who after observing the mysterious wonder working power of God in the liberation of Paul and Silas bowed down and asked WHAT MUST I DO? The moment you begin to ask of yourself “What”?. and was trembling and fell down before Paul and Silas. you have started getting creative.
His condition after he has flittered away all his inheritance brought him to his senses and he realized his end if he continued in it. men of exploits are usually men of witty inventions. o Jerusalem: loose thyselffrom the hands of thy neck. Therefore. Car manufacturers have creative tendencies to change and adapt models by introducing new gadgets. This is the conviction and resolve of the prodigal son. How many hired servants of my father have bread enough and to spare and I perish with hunger? I will arise and go to my father Luke 15 : 17~18. 0 Captive daughter of Zion. he swallowed his pride and his confession brought an opportunity for restoration. changing shapes to suit taste and fashions. clothe designers have to be more and more trendy in order to remain in business. Hear this “And when he came to himself. Your decisions today might make or mar your future. Isaiah 52 : 2. The prodigal son was hanging at the bottom of the rope and having looked around discovered there is nowhere else to go but up. The fast food operators are also getting more sophisticated in their preparation. Dear reader. presentation and packaging. A decision to embrace humility brought exaltation. He compared himselfwith the servants of his father making his final decision to go back home and plead for the lowest place in the household. I charge you today “shake thyself from the dust and sit down. .step. even weather and climate dictate style and shape. You first think about it before you embark on it. he said. a decision to forsake the old created an opportunity for the new to spring up. It starts with a thought.
If you generate good ideas you create opportunities for more patronage and further expansion. a man of substance in charge of the queen’s wealth possessing pieces of treasure but lacking peace and pleasure for he had been studying without understanding. all will receive a touch of the Holy Spirit and come to the knowledge of the truth. Opportunities to encounter this saving Grace are being created day after day and I pray that as many unregenerated souls as are reading me today. . “Then the Spirit said unto Philip.. Understandest thou what thou readest?”. these are evidences of creative minds at work. There is a great opportunity created for mankind to receive salvation and deliverance from sin and sinful habits and this has been perfected through death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.. Here we recognize an opportunity to share the word of God and in verse 35 “ Then Philip opened his mouth and began at the same scripture and preached unto him Jesus”. There is a story in Acts 8 : 26 . Here is a divine opportunity to meet with a person of different race and get to know each other in the spirit of fellowship. ferse 30 reads thus . “And Philip ran thither to him and heard him read the prophet Isaiah and said.38 where the angel of the Lord directed Philips to an Ethiopian Eunuch.Mansions are springing up in our major cities in the country and it is a delight to behold all these architectural masterpieces. Go near and join thyself to this chariot Verse 29.
tomorrow may be late.As one good break will lead to another. and they went down both into the water. And to you out there. The story reads further “And as they went on their way they came unto a certain water and the eunuch said. My friend. Hebrew 4 : 7. This is a great opportunity for you to encounter the Lord today. Seize this glorious opportunity of our meeting on the page of paper today to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. both Philip and the eunuch and he baptized him. please by the mercy of God. if rich men know and understand the need for Salvation and as demonstrated above earnestly seek for it. if thou believes with all thine heart thou mayest And he answered and said. harden not your hearts. I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God And he commanded the chariot to standstill. Shalom!!! . see here is water. Today after so long a time. Do not die before you believe. teaching and preaching of the word lead to conviction of the eunuch and this gave rise to a hunger for the supernatural.’ what doth hinder me to be baptized? A”d Philip said. as it said. “Again He limiteth a certain day saying in David. today if ye will hear his voice. seek the Lord today while He may be found. see today as a good opportunity to repent from all your evil ways. Believe the Lord Jesus today with all your heart and confess His Lordship with your mouth that you might receive salvation.
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?