Archive for March, 2019

Suppose one of you who has knowledge eats in an idol’s temple. Someone who is weak in faith might see you eating there and be encouraged to eat meat sacrificed to idols while thinking it is wrong to do so. This weak believer for whom Christ died is ruined because of your “knowledge.”1 Corinthians 8:10-11 NCV

Knowledge is the awareness, information, understanding or skill gained from an experience or education. Our text reveals the destructive power of knowledge.

Beloved, knowledge is generally seen as positively productive and preventive, which the prophet’s statement “my people perish because of lack of knowledge” popularized. However, knowledge can also be destructive which the saying “half – knowledge kills” buttresses and our text gives credence to. Knowledge brings awareness and awareness brings faith. Whatever is done out of faith is acceptable and right before God. Whenever knowledge is displayed without love and consideration of its effects on others, it produces half-knowledge in others. Half-knowledge is bereft of continued obedience and unable to give awareness and faith, hence it leads to disobedience which is destructive, because whatever is not of faith is sinful. How do you display your faith and exercise your knowledge. Does it produce and promote faith in others for their preservation and promotion or does it diminish faith in and destroy them?

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PRAYER: Loving Father, thank You for the gifts of knowledge and faith that preserves and promotes me. I resolve to always display my knowledge and exercise my faith with love, thereby building faith and knowledge in everyone around me and not destroying and ruining them in Jesus name Amen.


Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Matthew 28:19 NET

A mission is a specific assignment, task, job or mandate that a person or group of persons is given to do. Our text reveals the mission of the Body of Christ.

Beloved, making disciples of Christ from all nations is the mandate of the Body of Christ. The making of disciples is impossible without going to the nation, because the nations don’t have an idea and a knowledge that they need you or need to be made disciples, therefore they won’t come to you. Until you go to them there, will be no connection and until there’s a connection, there won’t be a making of disciples. Therefore, since going to them is the only option for a connection to be created, then you’re left with no choice than to always be on the move if you must fulfill your mandate and make disciples of them. Everyone saddled with a mandate, breathes, thinks and lives it whatever the cost, in order to fulfill and make a success of it. Wherever you’re, whatever you’re doing and whoever that you come into contact with, is your mission field and must be made a disciple or far better disciple than he was before meeting you. Only then can you confidently say you’re not failing but fulfilling your calling and mission. What does your score card read, failure or fulfilled?

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PRAYER: Gracious Lord, thank You for saddling me with the responsibility and equipping me with the ability of making disciples of every creation. Today and always, may I learn never to consider any price too costly to pay towards the fulfillment of Your mandate and mission and use every available opportunity to make disciples of all nations for You. As I fulfill your given mission, may every of Your mission in my life never remain unfulfilled in Jesus name Amen.

Now when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them. Luke 22:55 NKJV

The soldiers started a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat together. Peter sat with them. Luke 22:55 ERV

Sitting is a position of resting the buttocks on something in order to relax the body. Our text reveals the consequence of sitting in the wrong place.

Beloved, though where you sit are very often than not determined by you, however where and when you’re seated, defines and determines your destiny and what happens to you. The sitting down under an Oak tree by the Prophet from Judah in 1 Kings 13:14, ruined him as it opened him up to a temptation he couldn’t resist and overcome. The same happened to Peter, he had no business sitting down at that moment, talk much more sitting among the soldiers, but he did. His sitting and where he did, opened him up to a series of temptations he couldn’t resist nor overcome. The Psalmist said in 1:1 blessed, fulfilled, happy, is the man who doesn’t sit down in the seat of scoffers, join a group of mockers to rest, join the company of the ungodly, or sits in the seat of the scornful. The blessedness stems from the fact that you’ll be subjected to less temptations and stand a better chance at pleasing God, if you don’t. Apostle Paul expatiates it when he said, bad company corrupts good morals. At every given point in your faith journey, you’re either sitting or standing. Where are you seated, in the company of the ungodly or the godly, what position are you occupying, standing or sitting?

Grace upon grace!
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PRAYER: Dear God, I’ve made a choice to listen to Your voice and to trust You always. I refuse to sit when I’m supposed to be standing, stand when I’m supposed to be walking or walk when I’m supposed to be running. Above all, today and always, whatever the allure and attraction, as I refuse to choose to sit in the company of mockers, scoffers and the ungodly, mine shall remain a blessed, fruitful and fulfilled life in Jesus name. Amen.*

A servant girl saw Peter sitting there near the light. She looked closely at Peter’s face and said, “This man was also with him!” But Peter said this was not true. He said, “Girl, I don’t know him.” A short time later, another person saw Peter and said, “You are also one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not!” About an hour later, another man insisted, “It is true! This man was with him. He is from Galilee!” But Peter said, “Man, I don’t know what you are talking about!” Immediately, while Peter was still speaking, a rooster crowed. Luke 22:56-60. ICB

Denial is a refusal to assent, admit or acknowledge a person, the truth or reality of something such as a statement or charge. Our text reveals the root of all denials.

Beloved, denial which in addition to the above is a disassociation with, rejection of a person or system, has a root cause and consequences. Peter’s, multiple denial prooves that denials aren’t accidental but always deliberate and in self defense. The denial of a person always leads to disobedience, this, Pharaoh proved through his refusal to let Israel go as commanded by the Lord. Fear has always remained the root cause of all denials. Pharaoh’s denial of God stemmed from the fear of the fate of Egypt without Israel. Peter’s denial of Jesus came from the fear of his fate, seeing Jesus being seemingly tossed about and toyed with helplessly. Every time you’ve ever denied Jesus, you did so out of a selfish desire and false hope to gain something far better than what you think acknowledging Him will give you, and saving your life. However, loving your life more than Him, denying, refusing to identify with and acknowledge His existence and authority, will only lead to destruction, like Pharaoh. Make your choice right now.

Grace upon grace!

PRAYER: Loving Jesus, I acknowledge and identify with You as the King and Lord of my life. Today and always, I choose to rather die, than saving my life by rejecting and denying You either by words, thoughts or deeds. As I sacrificially love You daily more than my life and not deny but obey You, I shall lack nothing good in Jesus name. Amen.

I pray that the God who gives hope will fill you with much joy and peace as you trust in him. Then you will have more and more hope, and it will flow out of you by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 ERV

Hope is a cherished desire with anticipation or an expectation with confidence for something. Overflowing hope is therefore an excessive, immeasurable, confident anticipation, desire and expectation for something. Our text reveals the source and effects of such.

Beloved, an assured belief and reliance that God is reliable, good, honest and effective is a gift flowing from Him, to only those who trust in Him. This gift of hope and trust in Him produces joy and peace in whoever that receives it. Life isn’t a bed of roses, and even if it is, roses have thorns and do take time to bloom. Until it blooms, it’s beauty isn’t seen and until it is crushed, the perfume can’t be perceived. It therefore takes hope to wait for the blooming of your roses and to endure the pains of the thorns as well as the crushing of the petals to bring out the perfume, which produces much joy and peace. The degree of trust you’ve in God equals the degree of the presence of the Holy Spirit you’ll know, while the degree of the presence of the Holy Spirit in you spells the degree of joy and peace you’ll experience. Excessive and overflowing hope still remains a possibility.

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PRAYER: Heavenly Father, teach me to always trust in and to wait on You, so I’ll always experience overflowing hope and my life remains filled with much joy and peace by the power of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus name. Amen.

The LORD is my shepherd. I will always have everything I need. He gives me green pastures to lie in. He leads me by calm pools of water. He restores my strength. He leads me on right paths to show that he is good. Psalm 23:1-3 ERV

The shepherd is the one who cares for and tends the sheep. Our text reveals the relationship between the shepherd and the sheep.

Beloved, everything about the life of the sheep, guiding, guarding and grazing it, revolves around the shepherd. To a very great extent, the life, strength and health of the sheep is in the hands of the shepherd. Having everything needed or not lacking or wanting doesn’t mean there will be no more need, but that every need that arises is met with an adequate provision or supply and the stress of meeting these needs have been taken off the shoulders of the sheep and placed upon the shepherd. The shepherd’s effectiveness and the sheep’s satisfaction is always dependent on the obedient following of the leadings of the shepherd. There’s more than enough provision to adequately meet every need of yours, however, you must make the Lord Jesus Christ your Shepherd and always follow His leadings, down the valley or up the mountain, which is a proof of your trust to experience this.

Grace upon grace!
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PRAYER: Lord God, thank You for providing a Shepherd to guide and guard me in the journey of life. As I make Jesus my Shepherd and obediently follow His leadings every moment and everyday, every need in my life shall be met and I shall never be in need in Jesus name Amen.

And David did as God commanded him, and they struck down the Philistine army from Gibeon to Gezer. 1 Chronicles 14:16 ESV

Excellence is the state or quality of distinction, greatness or preeminence, which always result in victory. Our text reveals the secret of excellence and victory in battles.

Beloved, we are and will always be confronted and faced with battles every moment of our existence on earth, with varying consequences, depending on if we win or loose. God never promised you a battle and challenge free life, but His desire and design is for you to always excel and be victorious no matter the degree and frequency of the battles you encounter. Anytime you’re about to make a major spiritual advancement or accomplishment, the enemy usually comes with a ragging battle to stall and stop it. Victory in battle is largely dependent on strategy, which spells the right time and manner or way of attack, than anything else, such as might, armor or numbers. The Lord, the Man of War always know the right time and way to attack and reveals them to anyone who trusts Him enough to ask Him. Whenever you follow the strategy He gives, excellence and victory will always be yours like it was for David against the Philistines.

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PRAYER: Almighty God, thank You that You always reveal the right strategy and time to attack for victory to those who ask You. Today and always, as I ask and receive the right strategy and time for victory in my present and future battles, I’ll always be obedient to Your command so as to always excel and remain victorious against every enemy in Jesus name Amen.

It is not my business to judge those who are not part of the church. God will judge them. But you must judge the people who are part of the church. The Scripture says, “You must get rid of the evil person among you.” – 1 Corinthians 5:12-13 NCV

Judgment is the act or process of determination of the rightness or otherwise of a matter. Our text reveals whose responsibility this is.

Beloved, the a process of forming an opinion, making a decision after careful thought or evaluation by discerning and comparing is very often unpopular. Phrases like, don’t be judgmental, you’re being judgmental, you’re not my judge, you shouldn’t judge me, etc are strong towers we’ve built for ourselves in our defence to shield us from scrutiny. However, the Word says we’re supposed to judge Church members, who are still sinning. Only then can there be distinction, the removal and chasing away of any evil person from the Church. The modern concept of the Church being a place for sinners and saints alike is erroneous and unbiblical. The Church is for the saints alone. If you’re not a saint or sinner saved by grace you cannot be a part of the Church. Being in Christ makes you the Church and you can’t be in Christ and still live in sin. Anyone living in sin, should be disassociated with and disfellowshipped to maintain the purity and integrity of the Church, and you can only do this after a judgment.

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PRAYER: Gracious Father, deliver me from hiding under the garb of “don’t judge me”, “you’re not my judge” and continue living in sin or shirk the responsibility of pointing out the sins of others to them, so they can keep away from such. As I submit myself to the evaluation of other believers, may my life be found worthy and acceptable in Your sight in Jesus name Amen.

God has chosen you and made you his holy people. He loves you. So your new life should be like this: Show mercy to others. Be kind, humble, gentle, and patient. ERV

To be chosen is to be preferred, selected and taken above others. Our text reveals the implications of this preferment in the Divine economy

Beloved, divine preference or preferment implies the rejection of others while being singled out to fulfill a purpose, becoming His holy possession and extension. Becoming an extension of the Divinity guarantees the display of the divine attributes of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience, which is only possible through connection with Divinity. Connection with Divinity is impossible without first being chosen, selected or preferred and the selection accepted. This connection, confers the holiness of Divinity upon humanity and is confirmed through the display of the divine attributes outlined above. Your selection and preferment was done at Calvary when Jesus bled and died, but will only become active at your acceptance by faith and remain active as long as you stay connected to God.

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PRAYER: Merciful and Holy Father, I thank you for choosing and preferring me far above all else to be connected to You and decorated with Your nature. Today and always, may I never allow anything to disconnect me from You and as I stay connected to You, I shall remain holy and victorious at all times in Jesus Christ name. Amen.

But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?” – Matthew 26:52-54 NKJV

Jesus said to the man, “Put your sword back in its place. People who use swords will be killed with swords. Surely you know I could ask my Father and he would give me more than twelve armies of angels. But it must happen this way to show the truth of what the Scriptures said.” – Matthew 26:52-54 ERV

“Put away your sword,” Jesus told him. “Those who use the sword will die by the sword. Don’t you realize that I could ask my Father for thousands of angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly? But if I did, how would the Scriptures be fulfilled that describe what must happen now?” Matthew 26:52-54 NLT

We’ve already established previously that Kingdom greatness is the ability to use whatever position and possession we have to serve others, whatever the cost. Our text reveals another dimension of Kingdom greatness — meekness.

Meekness is the ability and act of having or showing a quiet and gentle nature, not wanting to fight or argue with other people over something and enduring injury with patience and without resentment. Summarily, it means not using your position and possession to the detriment of others. Meekness, best displayed in the acceptance of and surrendering to the will of the Father, even when it seems foolish and stupid, isn’t weakness, but greatness. The refusal of Jesus not to ask the Father for angels to fight for Him against the Jews was an act of meekly surrendering to the Father’s will and not using His possession and position to the detriment of others, even when it’s detrimental to self not to do so. The ability to give yourself to be used for the fulfillment of the Father’s will whatever the cost, is an act of meekness and greatness. Greatness is whatever gives God glory and God delights to see such. This we must always do to be great.

Grace upon grace!
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PRAYER: Heavenly Father, teach me daily never to use my possession and position to the detriment of others, but to humbly give myself daily to the fulfillment of Your will and Word, whatever the cost, so I’ll be truly great in Your eyes in Jesus name. Amen.

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