The 2022 Five Day Bible Reading Schedule

Read the entire Bible or just the New Testament in one year – it’s your choice and it is easier than ever to accomplish!

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July 16th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward 

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous. 

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me. 

He will not fail me.  He will not forsake me. 

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME." 

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name.  Amen!

 

Topic: Lest I forget

Text: Hebrews 2:1 We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. James 1:22-25-But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural face in a mirror; For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like. But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience).AMP-B

In view of the word of life and truth read above, It is not how much I read, but how much I take in and put into use. 

 

We have been focusing on anointing. Today being a Sabbath, let us look at the devotionals on anointing from last month till date. Did any of them make an impression on you? Perhaps when you read it, the Holy Spirit strike a match of inspiration and you exclaimed, WOW! OR O MY GOD! OR WHAT? Such moments are inspired. It comes when you least expect it? Go back and read it again and pray for illumination. It is a moment of divine illumination. It’s a practice among saints from generation to generation to pause on revelational knowledge. And may be nothing happened to you thus far, take time to pray for revelational knowledge. God is still revealing Himself to those awakened mind. 

 

I pray that you experience Happy and peaceful Sabbath in Jesus name!

 

You are blessed

Pastor Gideon

 

July 15th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Topic: Anointing- God entrusting Himself to you

 

Text: Acts 10:38

 

Anointing is a serious matter, it is God entrusting Himself to me, as He entrusted Himself to Jesus.

The Bible says "Jesus of Nazareth, how that God anointed him with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him." That anointing meant that God had entrusted Himself to Jesus of Nazareth. That is not setting aside His essential Deity. God had entrusted Himself to Jesus of Nazareth. That is a serious issue. You remember it is said of the Lord Jesus Himself that He would not entrust Himself unto them because He knew what was in man; therefore, He would not entrust Himself. (John 2:24) Let me this morning examine my relationship with Jesus Christ. Is my relationship real? Can Jesus look down on me this day and find me worthy of entrusting His anointing, His very self to me?

 

Do you think God, Who knows all, is going to entrust Himself to you in his supernatural state? Just imagine! What would you do with God? Think of God putting Himself at your disposal and saying: "You can do with Me what you like." That is anointing, the very presence of God in your life manifesting in various dimensions. God demands death to self as the basis of our anointing. Can two work together unless they agree?

 

It is a great thing when God entrusts Himself. What is not possible when God entrusts Himself? That is the anointing. Anointing brings with it a dignity. It is God in evidence. But that dignity of God can never mark any life which has its own dignity, its own honor, to consider. I pray for grace to wake us up! The joyful thing is that children are not excluded in anointing. God knows each of us.

 

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brethren, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,…I press on…

 

Take time to reflect deeply about anointing and what the church would be like if we intentionally pursue anointing, and God entrusted Himself to us. What a day!

 

You are blessed!

Pastor Gideon

 

July 14th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Anointing- secret history with God!

 

Text: Psalm 45:7 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness, therefore God, your God, has anointed you above your companions with oil of joy.

 

Let us get down to it! Let us pursue anointing with zeal and get it now! Do you ask for the anointing of the Holy Spirit? Why do you ask for the anointing of the Holy Spirit? Is the anointing on something in particular that you crave? For what purpose are you seeking anointing? Is it that you may be used, may have power, may have influence, may be able to do a lot of wonderful things?

 

Those are not bad in themselves, but the first and preeminent thing the anointing means is that we can do nothing but what the anointing teaches and leads us to do. Anointing is secret history with God. It is a holy pact-a sacred agreement. The depth of anointing! The anointing takes everything out of your hands. The anointing takes charge of your reputation. The anointing takes charge of the very purpose of God. The anointing takes complete control of everything and all is from that moment in the hands of the Holy Spirit, and we must remember that if we are going to grow in Christ, that growing in Christ is by the Holy Spirit's dealing with us, and that means that we have to go exactly the same way as Christ. It is a secret history with God.

 

"The Son can do nothing out from Himself." Notice that there is the negative side of the anointing-the Son can do nothing; while the positive side can be summed up in one word the Father only. Brethren, to be anointed of the Holy Spirit is beyond what mouth can tell! What wonders will follow; how wonderful that life will be!" The first and the abiding thing about the anointing is that we are imprisoned into the Lordship of the Spirit of God, so that there can be nothing if He does not do it. Nothing! Anointing is the power of God manifesting in your life. No longer I but Christ.

 

Pray for such anointing that God may use you for His mighty work on earth.

 

You are blessed,

Pastor Gideon

 

July 13th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Topic: Anointing- secret history with God

 

Text: Hebrews 1:9- You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”

 

The real anointing lies in the bosom of God, anointing is a secret history with God. God does not see as man sees. God knows us more than we know ourselves. Man’s way are not His ways. There was Jesus who was rejected of men, accounted as not having any position or worthiness amongst people for recognition, but who had a secret history with God, such is our Lord “He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty that we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.” But our Lord had a secret history with God, the Father. The disciples were considered by the religious leaders of their day as unlettered, uneducated, stack illiterate, but such were the men, women, boy or girl God uses for His work. They had secret history with God. The Lord Jesus never anointed anyone for what they were in themselves. The Lord only anoints on the ground of a secret history with God. David even though his father did not recognize his skill but he had a secret history with God which brought him into prominence amongst the members of his family and people of his days, but it was not what he was in himself.

 

Anointing is not just for what we call a ministerial class, or for missionaries traveling abroad. Anointing is for every member of the House of God to fulfill a Divine appointment in the work to which God calls them while they are here on the earth. Anointing is necessary, and it is for all. It is to fulfill God’s purpose; because whatever our earthly vocations, as we are led to them by the Lord, and we are doing it as unto the Lord, then it is a heavenly vocation. With Saul, he was anointed at the beginning, but the anointing meant that there was something given to him which was not of himself and immediately Saul began to act out from himself apart from God, the anointing was withdrawn. That was the background of his downfall. Anointing represents the equipment for our calling in life and we may miss that, if we are careless. Anointing gives divine ability to achieve extra work for God’s glory, and some by wrong doing they have forfeited that anointing and lost it.

 

If you know that you have been anointed, guard it with prayer. If you know that you are yet to have it, ask God for it. It is available for asking.

 

You are blessed

Pastor Gideon

 

July 12th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Topic: Anointing

 

Text: Psalm 45:7 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness, therefore God, your God, has anointed you above your companions with oil of joy.

 

We are focusing on anointing. Anointing is a serious issue in Christendom, and I must have unquenchable desire to have it. God will not force it on anyone, I must seek it. In the New Testament era, all the disciples and their followers were anointed by the Holy Spirit. Even their children were anointed equally. The four daughters of one of the seven original deacons, Deacon Phillip prophesied by the Holy Spirit empowerment, thereby fulfilling the prophecy of Joel. We need anointing of the Holy Spirit, and I know you also desires it.

 

What is the meaning of the anointing of the Holy Spirit? It is nothing less and nothing other than the Holy Spirit taking His place as absolute Lord. The anointing carries with it the ABSOLUTE Lordship of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit as Lord. That means that all other lordships have been deposed and set aside. The lordship of our own lives, the lordship of our own minds, our own wills, our own desires; the lordship of others things that are holding sway must be exiled. The lordship of every interest and every influence is regarded as having given prominence to the undivided and unreserved lordship of the Holy Spirit, and the anointing can never be known or enjoyed, unless that has taken place. Am I ready and willing for fresh anointing?

 

What is that thing or things in your life to which you have given prominence? Reflect over your life, mention it or them by name and release it to God for total destruction. Pray for fresh anointing. And please remember, “ANOINTING CAN NEVER BE EXPERIENCED OR ENJOYED UNLESS THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE”

 

You are blessed,

Pastor Gideon

 

July 11th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

 

Topic: The Secret of the Kingdom

 

Text: Mark 4:11-The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables.

 

What a joy to know secrets! The secret of the kingdom of God has already been given, not will be given! How would you feel if God confides in you to know some secrets! In this text, Jesus Himself said, “The secret of the kingdom has been given to you…” In the days of Abraham, God became a close friend of Abraham to the extent that He revealed to him the end of Sodom and Gomorrah! Jesus told His disciples and we by extension that “No longer do I call you servants…but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.” It is astonishing how differently the truth of Christ looks from within and from without. It is like the stained-glass windows in a church. One who stands outside and looks at them sees none of their rich beauty. They seem dull, uninspired, and without meaning. But let one stand within the building and look at the rich windows, and all is transformed. The lines and figures appear in all their rich loveliness. It is the same with the truths of God's Word. They are not attractive to those who are without. To outsiders nothing about God makes sense to them.

 

Brethren, in the days of early Christians, they were anointed to the point that enemies nicknamed them Christian, people of the Way, or Nazarene. In our time we hardly can distinguish who and who. The line is blurred, and grayish. The anointing of God on them was heavy and transforming. They themselves knew it, and they preserved it. One of the secrets is to carefully guard your anointing every moment of the day. Inwardly remind yourself. I am a Christian and anointed by the Holy Spirit.

 

People sometimes sneer at the faith of Christians, as they find them leaning upon an unseen God, and clinging to intangible hopes. But when one becomes a Christian, and anointed, all is changed. What was laughed at before, is now seen to be worthy of highest admiration. Only those who have received Christ, can really understand the wonderful thing about anointing.

 

You are blessed,

Pastor Gideon

 

July 10th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward 

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous. 

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me. 

He will not fail me.  He will not forsake me. 

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME." 

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name.  Amen!

 

Divine inspirational verses. Pay attention as you read.

 

I have taken your iniquity away from you and will clothe you with festal robes (Zech. 3:4)

 

BLESSED is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered! (Ps. 32:1) All of us have become like one who is unclean (Isa. 64:6) -For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the wishing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.(ROM. 7:8)

All of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ (Gal. 3:27) You laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him (Col. 3:9-10) Not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith (Phil. 3:9)

Bring out the best robe and put it on him.(15:22) The fine linen, bright and clean... is the righteous acts of the saints. (Rev. 19:8) -I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness (Isa. 61:10)

Having read through these verses, is there a verse that gets your attention? Look over that prayer and ask God to give you understanding. God wants to speak to you. 

 

Remain blessed!

Pastor Gideon

 

July 9th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

 

Topic: God Cares beyond our limited understanding

 

Text: Casting all your care upon Him, because He cares for you!" 1 Peter 5:7

 

Note: Use the words in brackets if you read this on your own.


The Lord knows all His people, all our (my) needs, and all our (my) trials. He thinks upon us (me) to bless, deliver and supply all of our (my) needs.
He keeps His eye upon us (me) in all places, at all times, and under all circumstances. Hallelujah!

He has us (me) in His hand, and will not loosen His hold.
He looks upon us (me) always as His own treasured possession, the objects of His eternal love, the purchase of His Son's Blood, the temples of His Holy Spirit.

We are (I am) precious in His sight!

He knows we are ((I am) weak and fearful, and that we (I) have many enemies. He teaches us (me) to cast ourselves (my self) and all our (my) cares into His hands! He has given us (me) His precious promise that He will care for us (me). He will never forget His promises

 

We all have needs, let us believe that He cares for you this day. Carry all your concerns to Him in the arms of faith! Leave all with Him, persuaded that He will manage all by His infinite wisdom, and bring all to a good outcome by His omnipotent power. Praise the Lord!

 

Happy and blessed weekend y’all
 
Pastor Gideon

 

July 8th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward with God

Affirmation: Affirmation

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

 

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of your glory with exceeding joy, to you, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen.

 

Topic: Anointed by God

 

Text: Judges 13:5 “… for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God…

 

Matt. 2:23 “… He shall be called a Nazarene.”

 

The book of Judges Chapter 13 revealed the blessing of God that was coming into Manoah family and also to bless Israel. Therefore, for the special purpose of God, this child anointed by God was released to this family and Israel, just as you’ve been released to your family and the world. Then, certain instruction was given to the parents, right from conception to his birth, and also to teach the child to abide by those instructions which are the charge of the LORD to him. These were the covenant or if you may, the agreement that will cause the anointing to flow in the child’s life to fulfil his God given purpose. It is recorded in verse 24 & 25, “And the woman bare a son … and the child grew and the LORD blessed him. And the Spirit of the LORD began to move him at times in the camp of Dan…”

We also have a covenant written in the blood of the LORD Jesus Christ for us to keep the charge of the LORD for the anointing to flow in our lives.

We can see that the parents kept their consecration for the blessing and the anointing of God to flow in the child’s life to fulfil his God given purpose. For the past month or so, we’ve read many devotions on anointing, one thing that is very clear to me is that each of us is anointed to fulfil our God given purpose. One of the main pre-requisite for that anointing to flow is that I have to keep my consecration even as God has sanctified me with His Truth; Jn. 17:17. When my consecration is broken the flow of anointing ceases. A clear picture of that is given to us in Judges 16:19, 20, “And she made him sleep on her knees; … to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him. And she said, the Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said I will go out as other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him”.

Brothers and sisters it is horrible to face the enemy, your daily task without the anointing of the LORD all because you broke your consecration. SIN is the number one thing that will make the anointing to depart from our lives, it even saps your energy, the very life out of you. You may want to go out as before, preach, pray and walk as before, it’s all to no avail. “Thou loves righteousness and hated wickedness, therefore God thy God has anointed you …”.

The only thing that restores the anointing is confession and repentance and God knows when you’ve confessed and repented. You will know it too, others will see it and glorify our God.

 

Jesus Christ gave himself for me that he might sanctify and cleanse me with the washing of water by his word; that he might present me to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that I should be holy and without blemish. It is a choice, I choose to be holy. Samson chose to break his consecration; I choose to keep my consecration so help me my God.

 

God bless you!

Pastor Chris Iyawe

 

July 7th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Topic: Jesus the Anointed was anointed!

 

Text: Luke 4:18- The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed…

 

Jesus our Lord and Savior did not perform miracles until He was anointed by the Holy Spirit. At the Jordan river, John saw Him coming for baptism, but he refused to baptize Him. But Jesus said, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness…” After the baptism, as He was coming out from the river, heaven opened, and a voice declared, “This is my beloved in who I am well pleased”

 

Do you see obedience as precursor to heavenly anointing? Jesus the sinless Man submitted Himself for baptism by saying, “I must be baptized to fulfill all righteousness” Jesus entering the Temple after His baptism and openly declared, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim the good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives…” Anointing is not for private use, but for public liberation. Whatever position you hold in the Body of Christ, even outside of church, you need anointing. Anointing makes the difference. What we term as secular, is not really secular before God. David was a king but without anointing, he would have failed woefully. Was a single act of anointing sufficient for David? NO! Why did David need fresh anointing? David was conscious of the perpetual tendency of the grace within to decay, and he was aware of those spiritual relapses to which the inner life is ever exposed. Hence he cried, “I shall be anointed.” Will you not cry for anointing?

 

Do you need fresh anointing? It is available. Please read carefully and pray


“You have heard; now see all this; and will you not declare it? From this time forth I announce to you new things, hidden things that you have not known. (Isa.48:6) These are the last days, and you are in the kingdom for such a time as this. Ask the Lord to anoint you afresh. He only knows what measure you need but ask and wait and you can be sure, He will fulfill it if we faint not. PRAY FOR FRESH ANOINTING

 

YOU ARE BLESSED

Pastor Gideon

 

July 6th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Text: Psalm 92:10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.

 

Topic: Anointing

 

Anointing is multi-faceted. Many people have the idea that anointing is just for men and women of God who stand behind the pulpit teaching and preaching the word of God from Sunday to Sunday. No! Anointing is for every one, young or old. Student or worker! Anointing is that which marked out the kings and the priests of Judah to accomplish what no ordinary man can do. The consciousness of being anointed enabled leaders of old to liberate God’s people from bondage of their enemies. The anointing of Elisha was so powerful that his dead body, when it touched a man who had died before him resurrected the deceased. The anointing on Peter and Paul were so mighty that their shadow and aprons liberated people from the bondage of sickness.

 

When we take a look at our society today, nothing can stop this carnage of our time than we the redeemed of God. We must seek God’s face and plead for fresh anointing to liberate many who are held in bondage by satan. David knew that the fragrance and the power of the former anointing were felt in a measure to have gone; and he breathes the deep desire for, and expresses the full expectation of the renewed anointing of the Holy Spirit in the inner life of his soul. He felt the necessity, and earnestly sought the application of the renewed anointing, by which alone he could be "strengthened with all might in the inner man." Nothing could more clearly betray the present state of David's soul than the words, - "I shall be anointed with fresh oil." Let us cry to God as David did for fresh anointing.

 

Our anointing needs recertification, and you are the only one who can truly apply for it before God.
Please use this song as a means of worship and request for fresh anointing
 
Lord I Come To You
Let My Heart Be Changed, Renewed
Flowing From The Grace
That I’ve Found In You.
And Lord I’ve Come To Know
The Weakness I See In Me
Will Be Stripped Away
By The Power Of Your Love...
 
You are blessed
Pastor Gideon

 

July 5th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Text: 2Kings 13:18-19 Then he said, "Take the arrows," and the king took them. Elisha told him, "Strike the ground." He struck it three times and stopped. The man of God was angry with him and said, "You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times."

 

 

Topic: Obedience and Anointing

 

The extent to which anointing will flow effectively revolves around obedience. Please note the first statement of the prophet Elisha, “Take the Arrows” (plural) Elisha commanded, shoot them (plural) The king shot only three arrows. We do not know how many more arrows left, but we can deduce that there are more.

 

Character comes out in little things. It seemed a small matter, there in the prophet's dying room, whether the king shot three arrows or six—yet the future successes of his army depended on it. Unconsciously, he was undergoing a critical test. His lack of continuous in shooting the arrows betrayed a serious weakness of character. And when the test was over the measure of his success in life was unalterably fixed. No doubt he would have given large sums for a repetition of the testing, now that, he knew what depended on it; but it was too late. Brothers and sisters watch out!

 

Every life is full of just such testings. Abraham was tested, and he did not know that he was being tested! Destinies are forever turning on events too trivial for record. You are in a church, and you are asked to do somethings, and you believe that you have done enough, you exhausted new ideas, and the Spirit is encouraging silently, do it, stay put, wait a while, and somehow you dropped it like the king in our text.

 

Brethren, our characters are ever being put to proof in the smallest things, and the result settles important matters for our future. He who improves his or her one talent, receives more. He who is faithful in things that are least, is entrusted with greater things. On the other hand, unfaithfulness in the smallest things, is forever keeping men/women out of greater trust. There is not a boy or girl who may not make or unmake his or her fortune any day, by some unconscious acts.

God also is continually putting us to the test to see how we do this or that little thing; and He determines thereby whether or not He can anoint us for great things. Brethren, God will not anoint anyone who believes he is already fully anointed.

 

You are blessed,

Pastor Gideon

 

July 4th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Topic: Anointing

 

Text: Hebrews 1:9- You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.

 

Sequel to our Hour of Good News on anointing on 7/3, I am bringing this devotional back from 6/1.

 

 

In the New Testament, when the Holy Spirit came, His presence fulfilled that whole list of fragrances found in the holy anointing oil. Anointing is not for secret use. When New Testament believers were anointed, that anointing was evident. The book of Acts is bustling with His presence, the disciples and other believers were moving around in energetic manner. "All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit (anointed)" (Acts 2:4). “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly (Acts 4:31). "Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven" (7:55). "While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message" (10:44). The list goes on. The Holy Spirit has not changed. His power and authority have not changed. He is still the same, and ever shall He be. I pray that our lives may experience fresh anointing for our age and time starting today. He is among us to teach us all we need to know about Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God. That being true no one among us, man or woman, boy or girl, can be genuinely anointed with the Holy Spirit and hope to keep it a secret. His or her anointing will be evident. Perhaps you are filling His absence, you know within yourself that you lack His freshness, His power, and you ask, “what shall I do to remain fresh?” What shall I do be anointed with the Holy Spirit?

 

Here is what our Lord says, “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”We are not good as we think, but even with our badness, we will not give stone to our children who ask for bread. Therefore! Be humble, confess your lack of anointing and cry for mercy, and plead for anointing as we come to this new day. Ask the the Father in the name of Jesus, and be sure, He will not ignore your earnest prayer.

 

Do I deserve anointing? Yes, positively yes?

Do I desire it like a thirsty deer desires water in a waterless place?

Does my desire consume me to the point of crying “Abba Father, I am thirsty for anointing”

I believe if I truly desire, I will not quit asking until I am wet and soak with it. This desire will lead each of us to different tracks of pursuit (from 6/1)

 

You are blessed
Pastor Gideon

 

 

July 3rd, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Topic: A heartfelt Prayer

 

Text: 1Thess. 5:17- Pray without ceasing

Puritan Prayer. A prayer that steadied saints throughout the centuries. Please pray by reading

O FOUNTAIN OF ALL GOOD,

Destroy in me every lofty thought,
Break pride to pieces and scatter it
to the winds,
Annihilate each clinging shred of
self-righteousness,
Implant in me true lowliness of spirit,
Abase me to self-loathing and self-abhorrence,
Open in me a fount of penitential tears,
Break me, then bind me up;
Thus will my heart be a prepared dwelling
for my God;
Then can the Father take up His abode in me,
Then can the blessed Jesus come with healing
in His touch,
Then can the Holy Spirit descend in
sanctifying grace;
O Holy Trinity, three Persons and one God,
inhabit me, a temple consecrated to thy glory.
When thou art present, evil cannot abide;
In thy fellowship is fullness of joy,
Beneath thy smile is peace of conscience,
By thy side no fears disturb,
no apprehensions banish rest of mind,
With Thee my heart shall bloom with fragrance;
Make me meet, through repentance,
for thine indwelling.
Nothing exceeds thy power,
Nothing is too great for Thee to do,
Nothing too good for Thee to give.
Infinite is thy might, boundless thy love,
limitless thy grace, glorious thy saving name.
Let angels sing for
sinners repenting,
prodigals restored,
backsliders reclaimed,
Satan’s captives released,
blind eyes opened,
broken hearts bound up,
the despondent cheered,
the self-righteous stripped,
the formalist driven from a refuge of lies,
the ignorant enlightened,
and saints built up in their holy faith.
I ask great things of a great God- in Jesus name, amen
 
 
Pastor Gideon

 

July 2nd, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Outpouring of the Holy Spirit- Unity

 

Text: Acts 4:31- After they had prayed, their meeting place was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit…and spoke the word of God boldly. Acts 10:45-46 “…While Peter was still speaking these And [a]those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. “While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word…On the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 10:34-48

 

In nature there are so many lessons that we can learn which are source for our spiritual enrichment.

 

Brothers and sisters, this is ever the issue of a true outpouring of the Spirit: divided peoples become one. We become color blind. We do not notice any accent of each other. His mighty grace has buried all prejudices. At “low tide” there are multitudes of separated pools along the shore, but at “high tide” they flow together, and the little distinctions are lost in a splendid union. O! Holy Spirit, come!

 

It is so racially. Peter, a Jew and Cornelius, a gentile lose their prejudices in the emancipating ministry of the Holy Spirit. And so shall it be with Ghanians, Nigerians, Liberians, African Americans, Caucasians, they shall be “all one” in Christ.

It is so socially. “Bond and free!” The boss and the employees shall discover a glorious intimacy and union. And so shall rich and poor, the learned and the illiterate, the many-talented and the obscure. The pools shall flow together. Are we truly ready for this outpouring in these last days? Are we willing to see such a glorious day? When we are at “low tide” the (dunamis), power from on high cannot manifest fully. Even in churches, all our appellations are no cause for divisions. We are shrink-wrapped in Christ and become one with the Trinity.

Brothers and sisters when the tide rises, it is amazing how the little ponds are submerged. It is not round-table conferences that we need, IT IS NOT VIRTUAL WORSHIP THAT WE NEED, but seasons of communion when together we shall await the outpouring of the Holy Ghost.

 

It is my prayer that God will honor your desire for mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit. And I pray that all of us will rise from our frozen spiritual life and manifest true Spirit of Christ. Listen! After they had prayed, their meeting place was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit…and spoke the word of God boldly.

 

You are Blessed!

Pastor Gideon

 

July 1st, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Text: Isa. 40:9 Get yourself up on a high mountain, O Zion, bearer of good news, Lift up your voice mightily, O Jerusalem, bearer of good news; Lift it up, do not fear. Say to the cities of Judah, Here is your God!”

 

Our knowledge of Christ is somewhat like climbing mountains. When you are at the base you see but little: the mountain itself appears to be but one-half as high as it really is. Confined in a little valley, you discover scarcely anything but the rippling brooks, as they trickle into streams, and birds dashing here and there on the trees.

 

When I was in the elementary school, I used to climb the mountains in our town with my big uncle for hunting purposes. Climb the first few hundred yards, and the valley lengthens and widens beneath your feet. Go higher, and you see the village with few houses, and you are delighted with the widening prospect. Higher still, and the scene enlarges; till at last, when you are on the summit, and look east, west, north, and south, you see almost all the town and surrounding towns lying before you. Yonder is a forest in some distant and vast forest. All these things please and delight you, and you say, “I could not have imagined that so much could be seen at this elevation.” I really enjoyed it!

 

Now, the Christian life is of the same order. When we first believe in Christ, we see but little of Him. The higher we climb the more we discover of His inexpressible glory. But who has ever gained the summit? Who has truly abided in Jesus Christ? Who has known all the heights and depths of the love of Christ which passes knowledge? Paul said, “that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed unto his death” For the apostle Paul, each experience had been like the climbing of a hill, each trial had been like ascending another summit, and His death seemed like gaining the top of the mountain, from which He could see the whole of the faithfulness and the love of Him to whom he had surrendered his or her soul. Brothers and sisters, I call on you to come and let us get ourselves up into the high mountain of God to ABIDE permanently.

 

You are blessed,

Pastor Gideon

June 30th, 2022

Affirmation:
I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
 
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!
 
Topic: Manifest presence of God
 
Text: Daniel 3:14 - 28
 
Exposition: As God’s children we need to experience the manifest presence of God in us and around us. The manifest presence of God reveals His power and glory and brings change to us and in us. It’s beyond just having the awareness of His presence but the desire to constantly experience the very being of God (His spirit) operating in us, personal encounter. God wants to manifest His presence to us and through us to others. The dictionary meaning of manifest is “readily perceived by the senses, especially the sense of sight”, which means obvious or noticeable. In today’s text, we heard how God’s presence in the life of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego was noticeable to others. The courage they had to take the decision they took, even at the point of death showed a higher level of confidence and submission to the will of God. The presence of God became visible (The fourth man) to King Nebuchadnezzar and his people, manifesting His sovereignty and mightiness in the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Divine presence!
 
The manifest presence of God did not just protect and preserve the lives, body, hair, and clothes of these three men from being burnt, but it gave them boldness, peace, and rest beyond human understanding. It’s like they didn’t just care, didn’t plead for their lives, ask for some sort of negotiation, and neither were they ready to compromise. After the king had talked to them in verses 14-15 (Please read), they responded to him in verses 16-18 saying, We have no need to answer you in this matter, our God is able to deliver us but even if He does not, we will not worship your god. Wow! They were not arrogant but spoke with authority and power, exhibiting some of the attributes of God (father) as His children. The outcome of the King’s command was irrelevant to them at that point; what was at stake was their faith and obedience to serve God regardless of the cost.
 
Brethren, how deep and real do you experience and notice the manifest presence of God in your life? How obedient, faithful, and committed are you to God? God is still and will manifest His presence as He did in times past if we only abide in Him and become inseparable. When we intentionally abide and decide to remain/stay permanently, we will worship and serve Him with sincerity of heart regardless of the cost, He will manifest often to us. Conforming to His image is the chief evidence of the manifest presence of God in us and in others. A higher level of intimacy is all we need to confidently move forward.
 
Prayer: With all that is going on around the world, when we sometimes feel like we are in the midst of a fiery furnace let us experience your presence and let people begin to experience your awesome presence around us.
2. God, let your presence give us supernatural rest, peace, boldness, and power that we will be able to stand in midst of this dark world.
 
Remain Blessed
Mfon oscar

 

June 29th, 2022

Year 2022 Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

 

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

 
Text: Matthew 5: 16 (KJV) Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
 
Topic: Shining the Light of Christ

 

Exposition: It is obvious and very certain that we have been set apart, not because of anything we have done exclusively, but because His grace has overshadowed our lives. As echoed in Lamentations 3 : 22 (KJV), "It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not". As we slowly take off the mask after about two and half years of it becoming a part of our daily dressing, I vividly remember the confusion that ensued in the early days when the Covid - 19 broke out, people were coming up with endless propagandas on why the covid was happening and what it meant, etc. The fear was immense because most people were oblivious to how the virus was transmitted, how to protect themselves and their families from getting sick or dying. As reported, millions have lost their lives, and many are still suffering from the "long covid syndrome". As we are often reminded by our pastor, we are the "remnants", yet have you ever wondered why you are among the remnant, why your children and loved ones are among the remnant? It is because you and I have been preserved by God himself for Himself. Being cognizant of this truth, we must seek the help of the holy spirit to daily enable us shine our lights before men, that they may see our good works, and glorify our father which is in heaven"
Prayer: Gal. 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world, in Jesus name, Amen.
 
In Christ Alone,
Sis. Ekaette

 

June 28th, 2022

Year 2022 Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward 

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous. 

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me. 

He will not fail me.  He will not forsake me. 

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME." 

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

 

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name.  Amen!

 

Topic: Confidently moving forward: Do Not Let The Anointing Go To Waste 

 

Text: Also you shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi as king over Israel. And Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place.

‭‭I Kings‬ ‭19:16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

 

Exposition: All through the Bible, we come across the word anointing which means to rub. Acts 4:27 tells us Jesus Christ was anointed by God. Acts 10:38 says how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

 

The proof of the anointing is the result. Acts 10:38 says and I paraphrase, Jesus Christ The Anointed One and His Anointing went about doing good and healed those oppressed of the devil. Lives were changed, healings took place as a result of this anointing. 

 

As believers in Christ we are also anointed. 1 John 2:20 says But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. The question is what are we doing with this anointing? The Bible says in Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

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Would we change our world with this anointing or would we allow it to go to waste? 

 

Let’s look at the example of Elisha. We see in our text for today that he was anointed by prophet Elijah. He became his servant and got a double portion of the anointing upon him and we see the result of this throughout his ministry. In II Kings 13:20-21, Elisha died and was buried, V. 21 says “So it was, as they were burying a man, that suddenly they spied a band of raiders; and they put the man in the tomb of Elisha; and when the man was let down and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood on his feet.” 

 

As good as this story is, the sad thing is Elisha should not have had any more anointing on him, he should have passed it on as well so another generation can be blessed with the power that was upon him but Gehazi who was his servant and who could have gotten that anointing too by association like Elisha did with Elijah had made merchandise of the anointing upon his master, his eyes were on the money he would get from Naaman. 

 

Our Lord Jesus Christ has passed the anointing that was upon Him on us and we should not let it go to waste. 

 

Confession: I will not let the anointing upon me go

to waste, like Elisha, I will take up the mantle and change my world for our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Remain in charge,

Yemisi Adejumobi 

For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

 

June 27th, 2022

AFFIRMATION

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.  

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me. 

He will not fail me.  He will not forsake me. 

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME." 

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him. 

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore. In Jesus name.  Amen

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE!

 

Topic: Thanksgiving to the Lord for His constant Deliverance.

Text: Psalm 107: 31 - 41 “Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!”

32 Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;

34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

35 He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.

36 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.

38 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

39 Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.

40 He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.

41 Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.

42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord”

 

Exposition: Indeed when men pray and praise the Lord in Spirit and in Truth, the Lord arises to the satisfy all their needs and answer their prayers to their satisfaction, far beyond what they can ever ask or think, Ephesians 3:20.

It becomes a wonder and miracle indeed. 

Morning, noon and night we have enjoyed these prayers for years: so the Lord will do nothing except He reveals it to His servants, Amos 3:7.

The Lord delivers His children from all troubles when we praise Him. 

The details of the directions and instructions of God at creation was to the man, Genesis 2: 8-9 and the man told the woman. We know the woman took over but that is because of the kind of creation she is. She is not an Adam. We can talk about her in a different devotion. She is very easy to control only by an Adam whose head is the Lord. 

Therefore, “oh that men will Praise the Lord” till the very wall of Jericho fall down flat, Joshua 6: 20.

“Oh that men will praise the very God of Heaven” the Angel of the Lord will not rest, not only will He mark the children of His God with the blood of God and tattoo the Name of Jesus on them, He will also execute all workers of iniquities and eradicate their generations. 

“Oh men that praise the Lord” these men cannot rest till their work is done! You see COVID came and it’s residing, now! here come like never before gun violence everywhere. In our spiritual family of the Most High God, no one was taken by COVID till date and no one will.  As for all other calamities to come, we trust the Lord to take us through it and we shall not be burnt by the Power in the Name of Jesus! 

Special thanks to God for our prayer warriors especially the men. I say this because men were Jesus disciples. He taught them day and night about His father and Heaven and how to navigate their way to the Father. Women as we know tended to endless needs of Jesus, His disciples, their children, and their homes obediently and there was no confusion. 

If men fail to pray and praise the Lord, there will surely be crisis all over the world like it’s worsening now even in the household of faith and the homes! Guess what: women of diverse spiritual backgrounds will take over!!!! 

Father’s Day came and was followed by the celebration of the African American Freedom for a reason and it’s now an establishment. The freedom for the last African American slave brought freedom for all Americans. Before then none was free. For one to hold one in slavery you have to be in the realm of slavery!!!

The responsibility to ensure freedom from all iniquities against the God of Heaven is been handed to men! 

May the Lord renew our Men of valors’ spiritual energy and May the daughters of Zion be filled with exceedingly joy!!

Be blessed. 

Deaconess Nelly Wolugboms.

 

June 26th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word every day because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen.

 

Topic: Open my eyes Lord

 

Text: 2 Kings 6:17-18

 

Exposition: Elisha and his servants were surrounded by an enemy army, but Elisha knew something his servant didn’t, so he prayed that God would open his servant’s eyes. When God did just that, the servant saw an even greater army of God surrounding the whole scene.

 

I felt very special last Sunday. I felt we are the Lord’s favorite. You know how you feel when you know you are loved. You feel spoilt and privileged; well that’s how I felt. That the lord was able to anoint us pre pandemic when we had no idea what was coming but He saw it coming and how with a strong and mighty hand we were all gathered for another anointing post pandemic and fortified for anything that is to come. I believe the Lord wants to open our eyes of understanding to see the army of the Lord surrounding us at all times. Greater is He who is in us, than he who is in the world. Elisha’s prayer is one we can all pray too, asking God to see the supernatural picture.

 

Help me to see what you are doing. Lift the curtain off of my spiritual eyes so that I CAN SEE YOUR HAND BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BATTLES I FACE IN LIFE AND THE ONES YOU ARE FIGHTING FOR ME.

Help my enemies to be struck blind so they would not see what you are doing in my life in this season.

In Jesus Name. Amen

 

Be Encouraged

Dns Akatue

 

June 25th, 2022

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Topic: Cup of Cold Water Ministry

 

Text: Matthew 10:42 And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.” Ecc 11:1-“Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again”.

 

In times like these, don’t slow down in refreshing others. It is a very wonderful thing that the finest services are within the power of all of us, both old and young. The deepest ministries find their symbols in “cups of cold water,” which it is in the power of everybody to give.

 

No matter how small it may be, do not stop sewing seeds of kindness, mercy and love. You will never know when you will entertain angels of God unaware. “The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.”

“Cups of cold water,” simple ministries of refreshment, the love-thought, the love-prayer, a gas card, a grocery gift card, the love-word, etc.—these are the privileged services of all of us. And everybody needs these gentle and gracious services of refreshment, and often there is greatest need where there seems to be least.

 

You are blessed.

Pastor Gideon

 

June 24th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Holy Spirit - Our Friend, Our Guide, Our Helper, Our Teacher and Our Power.

Text: Acts 1:8. But you will receive power…

Exposition: All through the Bible we can read the amazing signs and wonders of God ‘s power. From creating the waters in Genesis 1 to parting the waters in Exodus 14 carving tablets of stone in Exodus 20 to using a tiny stone, a slingshot by a young boy with big faith to slay a giant in 1 Samuel 17. God has done great things with His great power.

God’s great power is not only displayed in the Old Testament. If we follow Jesus, the power is available to us through the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8 says “You receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you…” The Holy Spirit empowers believers to spread the gospel, He directs our hearts and the choices we make; transforms us into powerful children of God.

Beloved, God has given us the opportunity to join His story and play vital roles through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit’s presence with us is a lifeline to an unbreakable relationship with God. He is our friend, Guide, Helper, Teacher and our Power.

 

Remain Blessed.

Elder R. Adejumobi

 

June 23rd, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward


Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Topic: Covenant Keeping God

Text:- Psalms 89:33-34 NKJV

Nevertheless, My lovingkindness I will not utterly take from him, Nor allow My faithfulness to fail. My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.

 

Exposition: Reading from Genesis to Revelation, the Bible affirms and testifies to the love and covenant keeping nature of God for His creation. In Deuteronomy 7:9 the Bible affirms God's covenant of loving kindness to generations who love and keep His commandments. Also our Bible text today confirms that God will never permit anyone to do His own children (Believers in Christ) any harm. They are His anointed ones.

This love compelled God to send His Son Jesus Christ to the world to die for our sins. Jesus Christ the Savior of those who believed in Him; when crucified on the cross, buried and resurrected. He promised to send us Our Helper (The Holy Spirit) John 15:26 who will not only be our Guide but also our Helper.

However, having a helper does not mean you are void of all hardship but the good news is that God our covenant keeper through the power of the Holy Spirit is fully aware and in perfect control of our circumstances.

Nevertheless, God’s lovingkindness, He will not utterly take from us. Nor allow His faithfulness to fail.

 

Remain Blessed

Elder R.A Adejumobi

 

June 22nd, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward
 
AFFIRMATION:
I am a Christian and Kingdom minded. 
I am strong and courageous. 

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me. 

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me. 

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year. 

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future; 

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him. 

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless
before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!
 
Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].
 
Enough is enough!
Today, as I watched, the Senate hearings on the January 6insurrection, I was shocked at the testimony of Miss Moss. I had no idea of what she had gone through because our former president had named her as a person who should be considered as a traitor. She was a voter registration worker and had been for 10 years in Georgia. He accused her and her mother of loading the voting machines that count the votes, with fraudulent ballots for Biden. Since he called attention to her and her mom, they began getting death threats and ugly messages from his supporters.
She has since quit her job and you could tell that she had had enough.
I have watched the hearings from the beginning with my husband and we often discuss how much dis-information was going on around the last presidential election. Witness after witness told of their experience with presidential intimidation; to find him votes and to change ballots in his favor, and you could hear the despair in their voices. They had had enough.
In the midst of all this people are stilI dealing with trying to change the gun laws, gun violence, Roe versus Wade in the supreme courts and the pandemic. People are at that point of screaming enough!! Many do not know where to turn or whom to tell that they’ve had enough, that they can’t take anymore. Often times when that point is reached, where you can’t take anymore, you are also ready to give up or give in to the situation.
We thank and praise God that we have a place to take our petitions too. We don’t have to be anxious for anything. God has heard our pleas for enough and He will answer our prayers. “Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].”
 
 
Be blessed
Eld.Lynn

 

June 21st, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving forward.

 

Affirmation

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him

Now unto You O GOD, that is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE!

In JESUS name. Amen!


 

Topic: Have You Witnessed A Prophetic Word?

Text: 2 Peter 1:19-21

19And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; 20knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, 21for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

 

Exposition:

A Christian today may read prophetic utterances by well known apostles of yesteryears and find it completely easy to relate to, understand or believe, whereas, the same individuals will perceive very differently, prophetic utterances from today’s Christian leader and preacher. Why is this so? Is the known historical context as an advantage? Is familiarity causing us to place more emphasis on the person than the Word?

A few years ago, one of our church leaders received a vision (Joel 2:28), in which “darkness, gross darkness enveloped the land, from the East, West, North and South…”. This vision was shared, (verse 20) and prayers were offered. Heads of members were anointed with oil. I wonder how many, witnessing this event paid attention to the “Word that came forth” necessitating the decision to anoint all the members?

Years later, darkness, indeed gross darkness enveloped the land coming in from the East, West, North and South in the form of a pandemic. A pandemic enveloped the entire world sparing none.

During this experience and coming out of the pandemic today offers us the advantage of looking back and seeing, God did not only reveal to us, He also taught us to prepare and protect ourselves through the interceding prayers and the anointing and markings so that the plague indeed passed over us.

Wow, if the Lord is still using the same methods that we have come to know throughout the Bible, What therefore do we have to do to continue to receive his revelations?

Richmond Akatue

 

June 20th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him. Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

 

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him. Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!
 
Psalm 105:14-15
14 "He permitted no one to do them wrong; Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes,
15 Saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm.”
 
Psalm 45:6-7
6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness his the scepter of Your kingdom.7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.
 
Beloved, we have been anointed today, this reminds us of the calling, election and predestination of God in our lives, this is a sign that we have been set apart, and eternally secured by God. We have been lifted and released of our burden. Isaiah 10:27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing." (KJV)
Beloved, by this anointing, God is preparing us for the next level, if we watch closely we will notice the great shift on earth during this pandemic likewise in the spiritual realm. God is doing something which we may not understand now, but as we follow Him day by day, we will get to know and key into His plan.
 
Prayers:- O Lord keep the fire of your anointing burning and fresh in our lives in Jesus Name Amen.
 
We are Secured in Christ
Ekerette Ukpong

 

June 19th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Remember Now!

Text: Ecc. 12:1 Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come."

 

Be if you have not been a Christian you want to see in your children. Continue the Christian faith you want leave as a legacy to you’re your children and children’s children

It is easier to begin a Christian life in youth, than at any other time. It is easy to train the heart's affections around the cross—before they have learned to cling to earth's shameful things. It is easy to teach young fingers to play on the piano or organ—but it is next to impossible to train the stiff fingers of old age to do it. I am a living witness! So it is easy for the young to learn to walk in holy and continue there in. It is easier to keep the heart pure and tender, than to get back its purity and tenderness when once they have been lost.

 

 

I pray that all of us, old and young will continue to grow in Christliness, in Jesus name, amen

 

Pastor Gideon

 

June 18th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: God wants to Speak to YOU!

Text: Ezekiel 1:25- Then there was a voice from above the platform over their heads when they stood still.

 

Are you deftly serious about hearing from God? Does God still speak in this day when every minute is occupied with solicited and unsolicited stuff? Have you ever left your phone just for 30 minutes for yourself from the moment you wake up in the morning till your bed time? God is still speaking! And I pray for you and my self today, that the still small voice of God will ring loud in your spirit.

 

Text: Then there was a voice from above the platform over their heads when they stood still. Be still and KNOW, I am God

 

That is the letting down of the wings? People so often ask, “How do you get the voice of the Lord?” Here is the secret. They heard the voice when they stood and let down their wings.

We have seen a bird with fluttering wings; though standing still, its wings are fluttering. But here we are told they heard the voice when they stood and had let down their wings.

Do we not sometimes kneel or sit before the Lord and yet feel conscious of a fluttering of our spirits? Not a real stillness in His presence.

A saint told me several days ago of a certain thing she prayed about, “But,” said she, “I did not wait until the answer came.”

She did not get still enough to hear Him speak, but went away and followed her own thought in the matter. And the result proved disastrous and she had to retrace her steps.

Oh, how much energy is wasted! How much time is lost by not letting down the wings of our spirit and getting very quiet before Him! Oh, the calm, the rest, the peace which come as we wait In His presence until we hear from Him!

Then, we can go like lightning, and turn not as we go but go straight forward whithersoever the Spirit goes. (Exo.1:1,20) (Streams in the Desert)

Brothers and sisters! May be today, you need just few minutes to rest without phone or any electronic device around you. Hearing from God requires stillness. When you form this habit of stillness, you will begin to hear God. It does come overnight.

 

You are blessed!

Pastor Gideon

 

June 17th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Text: 1Cor. 15:6 “…Jesus appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.

 

In verse 5, Paul tells us that Jesus was seen by Cephas (Peter) then by the twelve, then by over 500 brethren at once. Thus it seems logical that this group would have seen Him sometime after the meeting on the mountain with the eleven. This verse - a confident contemporary appeal to a very large number of living witnesses, by one who would rather have died than lied - is of the highest evidential value. It shows that the Resurrection was not "a thing done in a corner! Aren’t you glad, you know the risen Lord and He knows you. Hallelujah!

 

We should keep afresh in our mind the resurrection of Jesus Christ. His resurrection is proof positive that we too shall rise if we sleep before His coming again. Such remembrances keep us in close contact with our risen Lord, prompts us to live only for His glory.

 

You are blessed,

Pastor Gideon

 

June 15th, 2022

DEVOTIONAL: 06/15/22.

DECLARATION: Confidently Moving Forward

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!
 
TOPIC: BEGIN TO SAY WHAT GOD SAYS.
 
TEXT: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof”.( Proverbs 18:21).
 
EXPOSITION: It’s always good not to speak without thinking. And also better not to say things that contradicts God’s words. The Bible says “ The power of life and death are of the tongue’’.
That means you can bless yourself by what you say and the same way curse yourself with your utterances.
Your own words have more power to influence you than anyone else’s words. It is not what others say that matters, but it’s what you tell yourself when they’re finished talking.
 
You will never enter into what God has planned for your future while you’re still living in the past. You can not undo your past, so don’t relive it over and over. God said in Isaiah 43: 18-19 “Remember ye not the former things , neither consider the things of old, behold , l will do a new thing’’.
 
It’s time to come into agreement with God and start saying what HE says about you.
We can only affect the outcome of our prayers by making sure what we say lines up with what God says. Let’s strive to glorify God with our utterances at all times .
 
Brethren, know who you are in Christ and begin to walk in that majestic beauty of His kingdom.
 
Be Blessed,
‘Sola Sobowale.

 

June 14th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In JESUS name. Amen!

 

Topic: Truth is our guide

Text: “But when he, the spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” John 16:13

 

Exposition: As children, we are told and encourage to tell the truth and be truthful about anything we encounter. This is the bedrock taught by most parents to their child on a consistently basis. On an episode of the Andy Griffith Show, Andy tells Opie that he is to be truthful and square dealing in every situation. When Opie questioned his father, Andy, about a situation he witnessed between Andy and an antique dealer, he asked his father why he didn’t follow the same rule in which he had held Opie to. Andy tries to explain that there are different rules that governed adult behavior than children. Opie’s response was, “are there two sets of rules when it comes to telling the truth? One for adults and one for children.”

 

Jesus said that, “when he, the spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth.” This doesn’t just mean being truthful in the Christian setting. But also in all that we do. In every area of our life, Jesus reminds us that the Spirit will guide us. “He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” If it is truly, “no longer I, but Christ who lives in me, then we must give the Spirit complete control over our life.

 

Moving forward,

Pastor Mosby

 

June 13th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME.

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of

His glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power,

both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In JESUS name. Amen!

 

Topic: Our Gentleness

Text: “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find

rest for your soul. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:29&30.

Exposition: Some years ago, I was talking to the parent of a child my daughter had gone to school with. My daughter had found her purse in a classroom and somehow the other child’s glasses had gotten broken. As I was talking to the mother over the phone, she got offended because I referred to myself as Mr. Mosby. Apparently she told her husband that I had dis-respected her by not referring to her as Mrs. Smith. When her husband called me he was very upset by what she had told him and made it clear that I was to refer to him as Mr. Smith. At that moment, the Holy Spirit took control of the conversation. I explained that I had in no way intended to offend his wife. I apologized to him and asked him to accept my apology for his wife. I also told him that an apology over the phone was not good enough and that he deserved an apology face to face. When my family and I met him and his family that weekend, I apologized to him and his daughter. I told his daughter she could pick out any pair of glasses she wanted and we would pay for them. Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your soul.” Before we left that day, the father had tears in his eyes. Not because of what my family and I had done. But because of the gentleness of the Holy Spirit speaking to his Spirit. Truly, that day, my soul was at rest.

Moving forward,

Pastor Mosby

 

June 12th, 2022

DECLARATION: Confidently Moving Forward

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

TOPIC: The New Anointing

TEXT: “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” (Zech 4:6)

EXPOSITION: Just as you have the old, so you also have the new anointing. The old anointing has certain trademarks, just like the new. Drunkenness, use of mind-bending substances, lust, anger, propensity to cause evil, harm, pain, etc. are some of the trademark of the old anointing. But the new anointing has to do with the Word of God and the Spirit of God.

The new anointing changes the confession of the anointed. Where people are saying ‘Never’, you will be saying ‘Ever’. When people are saying ‘Impossible’, your cry and experience would be ‘Possible’. Moreover, the new anointing makes the anointed a pacesetter. It empowers such person to do what nobody else has ever done. In Acts 8:5-8, Phillip – an anointed evangelist – went to Samaria to preach Christ to them. Until then, there was a wall of partition between the Samaritans and the Jews. They had nothing in common. However, when this anointed man got there, he had overwhelming success. The anointing enables accomplishments beyond natural power. The elders say, the rope that says the elephant should not climb the mountain will have to go with the elephant. In Judges 16:1-3, when the gates were shut to prevent to prevent the anointed Samson from entering Gaza, he lifted and took them with him to the mountain.

What is that impossibility in your life? It is giving way right now, in Jesus name. Have you been failing in any vital area of life? As you stir up the anointing in you today and step out in faith, you will obtain a record-breaking success, in Jesus name. Provoke the anointing by being filled with God’s Word, worshipping and praising God effusively and pleasing the Lord in all you do. Then make a demand on the anointing and it will find expression in you. Every gate of Gaza that has been shut to hinder your entry into that next level shall be lifted, in Jesus name. Watch it! The enemies are about losing their gates in your life, in Jesus name.

Prayer Point: Lord, by your new anointing in me, help me to uproot every gate of defeat today in Jesus name.

Brethren, let’s keep praying for Ukrainians until victory is won and their enemy is defeated.

-M.O. Sobowale

 

June 11th, 2022

DECLARATION: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

TOPIC: Anointed Words

 

TEXT: “For I am the Lord. I speak, and the word which I will speak will come to pass; it will be no more postponed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the Word and perform it, “says the Lord God”. Ezekiel 12: 25 (NJKV)

 

EXPOSITION: Today’s devotional is a clear picture of the power of anointed words. Here, our Lord declares that He will speak and it shall come to pass. This goes to say that it is only God that has what it takes to declare a thing and make it to pass. There is absolute power in spoken words. As an example, presidents of this nation are always held to a higher standard when it comes to their spoken words. Why? Because, as the leader of a nation that is generally perceived to be the most powerful on earth, their words can have very serious, dire consequence, if carelessly spoken. The spoken words of the chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank can move capital markets around the world. In the 1990s, Alan Greenspan, the former chair of the bank used the term, “irrational exuberance” in a speech to warn that that the value of stock might be overvalued. Before he concluded his speech, trading in stocks in capital markets all over the world started becoming unstable. We also as believers can decree in the name of the Lord and it would come to pass.

Can you imagine that the words of spoken by Joshua in Joshua 6:26 was accomplished in 1 Kings 16:34? There is power in every spoken word. The anointing in the speaker enables accomplishments beyond natural power. If you truly possess the anointing, you can key into God’s declaration and make pronouncements into your life, business, family, and every other situation. You can begin to declare good things prophetically into these things. You can also begin to declare that every bitter word spoken against your testimony will be fruitless in Jesus name. The anointing in your spoken word and prayers will never allow the words of your enemy to come last without reversing it. Prophet Isaiah succinctly declared: “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me, says the Lord”. This, is our heritage.

 

Remain blessed,

M.O. Sobowale

 

June 10th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward with God

 

Affirmation: Affirmation

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

 

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of your glory with exceeding joy, to you, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen.

 

Topic: Anointed Name

 

Text: Philippians 2:10 NKJV

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,”

 

A few weeks ago, we hung out with our daughter, a few of her friends and their parents, while we were there, one of the girls needed her dad’s attention so she called out to him Dad! Dad! Frustrated that she couldn’t get the desired response, she shouted his name Phil! then he heard her and went to her.

 

Many of us have witnessed/experienced this at one time or the other as parents: a child calls out to the parent -Dad! Dad! Dad! Or Mom! Mom! Mom! And when they don’t get the desired response, they call your real name.

 

The Bible says “11 If you then, (A)being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” - Matthew 7:11 NKJV

 

Are you tired and frustrated by the situations going on around you? Do you need a supernatural intervention this very moment? Does the devil think he has you in a corner?

 

Call on the name of the Lord and He will answer you and show you great and mighty things you do not know!

 

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.” - Proverbs 18:10 NKJV

 

The name of Jesus is a mighty weapon available to us as children of God but many times we fail to make use of it, God is ready and willing to help us but we have to call Him.

 

‘Tubosun Adejumobi

 

June 9th, 2022

YEAR 2022 DECLARATION: Confidently Moving Forward
 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!
 

TOPIC: “His Own Special People.”
 

TEXTBut you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. (1 Peter 2:9-10, NKJV)
 

EXPOSITION:
 

In the Old Testament, ceremonial anointing involved the smearing, rubbing, or pouring of sacred oil on someone’s head (or on an object) as an outward symbol that God had chosen and set apart the person (or object) for a specific holy purpose. Kings, priests, and prophets were anointed outwardly with oil to symbolize a more profound spiritual reality—that God’s presence was with them, and His favor was upon them (Psalm 20:6; 28:8). Consider the following examples:

 

  • While David was still a young shepherd, God told Samuel to anoint him to become king over Israel (1 Samuel 16:3). From that day forward, the Spirit of the Lord rested powerfully upon David’s life (1 Samuel 16:13; Psalm 89:20).
 
  • Centuries before David’s time, the Lord had instructed Moses to consecrate Aaron and his sons to serve as priests (Exodus 28:41; 30:30; Leviticus 8:30; 10:7). God authenticated their priestly ministry with the fiery glory of His presence that consumed their offerings. Holy items, including the tabernacle itself, were also set apart or consecrated by anointing for use in worship and sacrificial ceremonies (Genesis 28:18; Exodus 30:26–29; 40:9–11).
 
  • The Bible contains a literal reference to a prophet’s anointing when the Lord commanded Elijah to anoint Elisha as the prophet to succeed him (1 Kings 19:16). It also includes metaphorical references to anointing to indicate that prophets were empowered and protected by the Spirit of the Lord to perform their calling (1 Chronicles 16:22; Psalm 105:15).
 
  • In the New Testament, Jesus Christ reveals Himself as our anointed King, Priest, and Prophet. He is God’s Holy and chosen Son, the Messiah. In fact, Messiah, which literally means “anointed one,” is derived from the Hebrew word for “anointed.” Christ (Greek: Christos) means “the anointed one.” Jesus declared at the launch of His ministry, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor . . . to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free” (Luke 4:18; cf. Isaiah 61:1). Jesus Christ fulfilled Old Testament prophecy as the Anointed One, the chosen Messiah (Luke 4:21). He proved His anointing through the miracles He performed and the life He sacrificed as Savior of the world (Acts 10:38).
 

 

The New Testament also associates anointing oil with healing and prayer. When Jesus sent out the disciples to preach the gospel, “they cast out many demons and healed many sick people, anointing them with olive oil” (Mark 6:13, NLT). James instructs believers to “call the elders of the church to pray over them” when they are sick “and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord” for healing (James 5:14).
 

There is also a sense in which Christians today are anointed. Through Jesus Christ, believers receive “an anointing from the Holy One” (1 John 2:20). This anointing is not expressed in an outward ceremony but through sharing in the gift of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:11). At the moment of salvation, believers are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and joined to Christ, the Anointed One. As a result, we partake of His anointing (2 Corinthians 1:21–22). Christians are called “kings and priests to our God” (Revelation 5:10), implying that we are anointed by God. As anointed children of God, we must be conscious of the fact that God has set us apart for His own special purpose and this concept is summed up in today’s text: But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. (1 Peter 2:9-10, NKJV)

 

PRAYER:
 

Thank you, Lord, for anointing me to be set apart to proclaim your praises. Help me to dedicate myself daily to this sacred call by Your Holy Spirit and for Your name’s sake. In Your precious name I pray. Amen!
 

Brethren let’s keep praying for Ukrainians until victory is won and their enemy is defeated.

Jethro Ekuta

 

June 8th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward with God

Affirmation: Affirmation

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

 

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of your glory with exceeding joy, to you, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen.

 

Topic: Anointed by God

Text: John 11:35 “And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office.

 

Anointing can be said to be God’s enablement to function in our God given purpose in your day to day living. It is interesting to note that you are anointed to function and to move forward whether you know it or not. The anointing also gives auction. He that knows it tap into the anointing and do extraordinary things and the rest sees it and exclaimed that he is anointed and some others have the misconception that they are the only one that God uses for his purpose. Therefore, people or Christians flock around them and put them on pedestal. Those that are put on pedestal become susceptible to wiles (deceits) of the devil. The first deceit that will creep in is pride. You hear some men of God saying that they have paid the price that is why you see such level of anointing in their ministry. There is no other price to be paid than what has been paid by Christ Jesus. His anointing has consecrated us to God and to God’s purpose on earth, what is left is for us to maintain that consecration by loving righteousness and hating wickedness.

The entire bible full of how to do that. If we let our heart be tender before God and keep short account with him, the power of the Holy Spirit will fill us, and we will be full of anointing to do that which the LORD God propose in our lives and we will reflect His glory here on earth and praise him eternally – Amen. “For you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praise of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” 1 Peter 2:9. The Divine selection, for his special purpose for which you were created. Do you know you are anointed for His special purpose? Have you taking responsibility to recognize His anointing upon you? If not why not? What steps have you taken so far?

God bless you!

Pastor Chris Iyawe

 

June 7th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Text: Psalm 45:7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.

 

I am convinced beyond any shadow of doubt, that God created human beings with the capacity to be the best for the glory of God and human being has the capacity to be the worst for the glory of self and satan. And each day is allotted to us to make that choice. I was not alive in the two world wars led by Hitler, but we blessed to see it through YouTube how he destroyed lives, and he sent millions of Jews to gas chamber. Whenever Putin’s photos come on the screen and the devastation he is causing in Ukraine, I concluded that God gave human beings incredible power of the will to act as he wishes.

 

I believe we have within us that incredible power to be what God wants us to be. Did Jesus lie to us, that when we ask anything in His name, He will do it for us. Our answer is absolutely no! Everyone of us can be anointed with fresh anointing. And again the requirements remains the same. “You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy” Do I fulfill this word?

 

Deep within the human will with which God has endowed us, every Christian holds the key to his or her own spiritual attainment. If he or she will not pay the price of being joyfully led by the Holy Spirit of God, if he or she refuses to hate sin and evil and wrong, then there is no way for fresh anointing. The Holy Spirit still is God's faithful Spirit. Our Lord Jesus Christ is at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven, representing us there, interceding for us. God is asking us to stand in love and devotion to Him. The LORD God has told us what is right and what He demands: "See that justice is done, let mercy be your first concern, and humbly obey your God." (Micah 6:8)

 

Please pray as you fill led by the Holy Spirit. God is where you are!

Let us keep praying for Nigeria, the rate at which people are killing, kidnapping each other is disheartening.

We must also continue to pray for Ukrainians, that the Lord will put an end to this tragedy. And soon that God of justice will checkmate Putin.

 
Pastor Gideon

 

June 6th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Are You Willing to Receive Anointing?

Text: Romans 12:9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

 

If we belong to Jesus Christ, we must hate evil even as He hated evil in every form. The ability of Jesus Christ to hate that which was against God and to love that which was full of God was the force that made Him able to receive the anointing—the oil of gladness—in complete measure.

 

On our human side, it is our imperfection in loving the good and hating the evil that prevents us from receiving the Holy Spirit in complete measure. We pally with evil to some extent. We use some diplomacies to cover up evil. God sees us and knows that we are capable of being good. However, God withholds from us anointing because we are unwilling to follow Jesus in His great poured-out love for what is right and His pure and holy hatred of what is evil.

 

We present-day Christians have been misled and brainwashed, at least in a general way, by a generation of soft, preachers. They would have us believe that to be good Christians we must be able to scratch softly and accept everything that comes along with Christian tolerance and understanding. Such ministers never mention words like zeal and conviction and surrender. They avoid phrases like "standing for the truth”. They prefer the word commitment to surrender. They know when they use commitment they are in control, but when they adopt surrender God is in control. Let me contemplate on those two verse again, “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” And again, it is said about my Lord, Jesus, “You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.

 

Lord strengthen me in my pursuit of Your anointing, to hate evil and love righteousness. In Jesus name, Amen.
 
Pastor Gideon

 

June 5th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Text: In the Text

These verses speak to us as we aspire to always conform to the image of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Let me listen, reflect over what God says. Let me not debate His commands, but let me take baby step of faith necessary to achieve what God required.

 

I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. (Yes Lord, enable me)

NOT that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

 

Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. (O Master, let me walk with Thee)

 

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. -- We all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

 

These things Jesus spoke; and lifting up His eyes to heaven...I do not ask Thee to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be perfected in unity (Yes! Lord, thank You for praying for me. Nothing will quench my zeal for You in Jesus name).

 

If the Holy Spirit lifted up a verse for you, mark it. Memorize it and stay with it. God is able to do more than what we think or imagine)

 

(Gen. 17:1. Php. 3:12-14; Gen. 5:24. 2Peter 3:18. 2Cor.3:18. John 17:1,15,23)

You are blessed!

Pastor Gideon

 

June 4th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Anointing! Who Needs It?

Text: Romans 12:9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. The acquirement of it is simple for willing hearts.

 

Do I really need anointing? I work in medical field. I have received my training licensed and validated. I am a teacher, and my lesson plan is customized. I am a student, I know what I want to become in life. I am in business and I know the philosophy of business and things are in the upward swing. I am a preacher/pastor and I know the art. I am retired, I don’t have to struggle like the youth. I stay home most of the time my interactions with other people are very limited. I am a government employee and my position is safe. I am a hard working individual, I am laying some money aside for the days ahead of me, everything is working according to plan, and the list goes on. Perhaps you have concluded that anointing is not for my type, and as a matter of fact, I have come to believe that only preachers, and pastors need anointing, they even need overflow of anointing that will flow from them to me. I do not know your thought about anointing, but I want you to know, everyone needs anointing. Anointing is not for private consumption, something to hoard, something to relish or something to hold and cherish privately.

 

Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God said and at the beginning of His earthly ministry, He declared, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” It is said of Jesus, “…Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him (Acts 10:38). Anointing is a blessing not just for those in the church but for people you interact with from home to anywhere you find yourself. Unbeknown to us is that anointing removes and destroys yokes.

 

I believe you are convinced to some extent that you need anointing. The requirements are very simple, even children among us can obtain it. Hebrews 1:9- You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy. In another setting the apostle Paul says in, “Romans 12:9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. The acquirement of it is simple for willing hearts.

 

I call you dear reader, I call you along side of me to seek anointing, by following the simple requirements. Anointing makes the difference.

 

Prayer: Father of mercy, I come in the name of Jesus, I know that anointing makes the difference. Enable me to love what you love and hate what You hate.

 

Let us keep praying for Ukrainians that their undeserved senseless killings by Putin come to an end. Pray as well for all the oppressed around the world to experience the intervention of God. Oppressors don’t believe God
 
 
Pastor Gideon

 

June 3rd, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Anointing

Text: Hebrews 1:9- You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy

 

The first sentence gives a clue to the blessing we are seeking, anointing! There is no short path to being anointed than what is simply stated here, love righteousness and uncompromising hate for wickedness.

 

This is a true story from Dr. Tozer: A Christian brother once confided in me how he had tried to keep the fullness of the Spirit a secret within his own life. He had made a commitment of his life to God in faith. In answer to prayer, God had filled him with the Spirit. Within himself he said, I cannot tell anyone about this!" Three days passed. On the third day his wife touched him on the arm and asked, "Everett, what has happened to you? Something has happened to you!" And like a pent-up stream his testimony flowed out. He had received an anointing of the Holy Spirit. The fragrance could not be hidden. His wife knew it in the home. His life was changed.

 

The spiritual graces and fruits of the consecrated life cannot be hidden. It is an anointing with the oil of gladness and joy. I am happy to tell everyone that the power of the Spirit is glad power! Our Savior, Jesus Christ, lived His beautiful, holy life on earth and did His healing, saving deeds of power in the strength of this oil of gladness. We must admit that there was more of the holy oil of God on to the head of Jesus than on your head or mine—or on the head of anyone else who has ever lived. That is not to say that God will withhold His best from anyone. But the Spirit of God can only anoint in proportion to the willingness He finds in our lives. In the case of Jesus, we are told that He had a special anointing because He loved righteousness and hated iniquity.

 

That surely gives us the clue we need concerning the kind of persons we must be in order to receive the full anointing and blessing from Almighty God.

 

I must now recoil inwardly, search my own life in the presence of God and intentionally say as David, “Search me God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous (offensive, wicked, hurtful) way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

 

Prayer: O God of mercy, I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ. Enable me to shun any appearance of evil, to loath it with my heart and soul. Even this day I pray for fresh anointing to lead, guide and use me as instrument in this dark age. In Jesus name.

 

The suffering around the world is mind boggling, let us continue to offer prayers to God for relief from the hand of wicked and devil incarnate leaders. It disturbs one’s peace seeing mass grave of Ukrainians and the ones alive are having no reprieve. Let’s keep praying.

You are blessed!

 

Pastor Gideon

 

June 2nd, 2022

Declaration Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Loved Righteousness, Hated Evil

Text: Text: Hebrews 1:9- You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.

 

This verse is speaking about Jesus Christ. He loved righteousness, He embraced righteousness as the hallmark of His life. Everything He did was done in consciousness of God’s presence. He warned His disciples not to do any evil in secret, not to compromise in any shady deals, because every evil did will be published on the house top. Imagine the document shielded by the executives of the SBC for years, it has now become a breaking news all over the world-roof-top-news. At the beginning of His earthly ministry, He was tempted by satan three times, but He did not fall. The scripture testifies that being found as a man, was tempted in every way, yet He did not sin. Jesus hated wickedness whether small scale or large scale. As long as it is wickedness He hated it. Therefore, anointing on Him was ceaseless.

 

If I claimed that Jesus has wiped out my sins, and repositioned me in His kingdom, then necessity had been placed on me to walk as He walked. It is required of me as steward to be found faithful. I am eternally bound by heaven to love what my Lord loves, righteousness and to hate whatever my Lord hates, wickedness in any shape or form. Let me ponder on this text, “You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your companions."

 

I ask you this day to join me in pursuing fresh anointing for such a time as this.

 

Prayer: O Father, I come to You to say thank You for shedding light on my path. Enable me to embrace what you embrace. I ask for fresh anointing over me this day, in the name of Jesus. Answer my prayers as You have promised to do, in Jesus name I pray. Amen
 
Pastor Gideon

 

June 1st, 2022

Declaration Confidently Moving Forward

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Anointing

Text: Hebrews 1:9- You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.

 

In the New Testament, when the Holy Spirit came, His presence fulfilled that whole list of fragrances found in the holy anointing oil. Anointing is not for secret use. When New Testament believers were anointed, that anointing was evident. The book of Acts is bustling with His presence, and the disciples not just the disciples were moving around in energetic manner. "All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit (anointed)" (Acts 2:4). “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly (Acts 4:31). "Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven" (7:55). "While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message" (10:44). The list goes on. The Holy Spirit has not changed. His power and authority have not changed. He is still the same, and ever shall He be. I pray that our lives may experience fresh anointing for our age and time starting today. He is among us to teach us all we need to know about Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God. That being true no one among us, man or woman, boy or girl, can be genuinely anointed with the Holy Spirit and hope to keep it a secret. His or her anointing will be evident. Perhaps you are filling His absence, you know within yourself that you lack His freshness, His power, and you ask, “what shall I do to remain fresh?” What shall I do be anointed with the Holy Spirit?

 

Here is what our Lord says, “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”We are not good as we think, but even with our badness, we will not give stone to our children who ask for bread. Therefore! Be humble, confess your lack of anointing and cry for mercy, and plead for anointing as we come to this new day. Ask the Father in the name of Jesus, and be sure, He will not ignore your earnest prayer.

 

Pastor Gideon

 

February 27th, 2022

AFFIRMATION

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.  

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me. 

He will not fail me.  He will not forsake me. 

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME." 

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him. 

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore. In Jesus name.  Amen

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE!

 

 

Topic: “There is All Power in the Name of Jesus “

 

Text: Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV)

 

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

The song writer also sang “ There is power in the Name of Jesus to break every chain” Every chain or curse.

I am so glad to belong to this household of faith called the New Beautiful Gate Church and Ministries. We do not take nothing for granted as we know, from the rising of the sun to the rising of the next sun, the Power in the Name of Jesus is proclaimed over us and He speaks for us. Brethren, we are not ordinary people. We live here but we are seated with Christ: Ephesians 2:4-10 “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus”

 

Whatever we need in the Name of Jesus is already done. The hidden secret in the Name of Jesus is the food for His Christians. So if you know the Name of Jesus: you ought to rise up in the morning and eat the Name of Jesus, by sure to eat enough to be very bellyful. Jeremiah 15:16 - “Your words were found, and I ate them,
And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart;
For I am called by Your name,
O Lord God of hosts”

The secret of His protection, healing, peace, joy, visions, successes, prosperity, breakthroughs, blessings, love, breaking every chains of satan and everything that we needs is in the Name of Jesus.

Brethren, the whole world needs this Power right now to convert the wisdom and war know how of Vladimir Putin to complete foolishness. Let us proclaim that “Vladimir Putin is going down” because he has challenged the other nations of the world to war. Christians are here and in these nations of this world. This is a battle of the Lord indeed!!!!

The Name of Jesus is the Prince of Peace. We seek Peace and pursue Peace over the world right now in Jesus Name Amen! 1 Peter 3:11.

Peace! Peace!! Peace!!! Peace!!!! Peace!!!!

 

Deconess Nelly Wolugboms.

 

February 26th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving forward.

 

Affirmation

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him

Now unto You O GOD, that is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE!

In JESUS name. Amen!

 


Topic: Humility is a key to God’s Grace


Text: 1 Peter 5, 6-11

6Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 11To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

 

Exposition:

It is commonly discouraged in certain societies to show humility because humble people are assumed to be less worthy. As a matter of fact, it is rather encouraged that you carry yourself “high” and be first to speak, talk down at the next person, so you will be seen as “worthy”.

A young man, raised to “elevate” himself to gain the respect of his friends, refused to help his struggling mother with chores because their neighbors might take him for the house boy and think less of him.

His aging mother pleaded with the father to encourage the son to help, but the father could not because the young man had never seen the father offer help in all his life.

Our father, JC humbled himself even to the point of humiliation and death on the cross, so that we may see and follow His example. He left us His Word, that “after you have suffered a while”, He will “perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you”. Humility is easy when His grace is all you desire. Humility and confidence are related.

 

Richmond Akatue

 

February 25th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward
 
 
AFFIRMATION

 

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore. In Jesus name. Amen

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE!
 
 
Topic: Don’t be Afraid
 
Text: Do not be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them!" 2Kings 6:16
 
It is not enough just to put on a bold face and compel ourselves to be brave or appear brave. It will not do merely to try to make ourselves think there is no danger—when we know very well that there is danger. When darkness is around us, it will be uncanny to say it is bright. We cannot play tricks on ourselves. There is unrest all over the world. It is dark! As a matter of fact, our Lord says, “In the world you will have tribulation…” Imagine the unprovoked war in Ukraine. People are being sacrificed at the altar of despotic leader! In times like these, the true secret of confidence and fearlessness in danger is faith in the divine keeping, not in thinking there is no danger. "I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world." John 16:33

 

The great truth to be learned by all who would continue to confidently move forward, is the reality of God's care for His people in all their dangers. Psalm 121 describe this care. "The Lord is your keeper." "The Lord shall keep you from all evil." "He who keeps you will not slumber." In times like these, our confidence is in the Almighty God. Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and KNOW that I am God. God can never be moved, He can never be defeated, and because you are in Him through the Lord Jesus Christ, you are as strong as the rock of Gibraltar, meaning, very solid and strong and will not be destroyed. Let us keep our confidence in God!
 
Confidently Moving Forward
You are blessed!
 
Pastor Gideon

 

February 24th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore. In Jesus name. Amen

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE!

 

Topic: All things are new: Letting Go and Letting God Lead Us Forward.

 

Text: Isaiah 43: 18-19 “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old.

Behold, I will do a new thing. Now it shall spring forth; I will even make a road in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”

Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless…”

 

Exposition: At the beginning of a new year, we humble ourselves before God through fasting, prayers, praises etc. in great anticipation of new life during the new season. We feel like preparing to go on a new mission field.

In addition to cleaning; and setting right all possessions; we put away old materials and bring in brand new things in anticipation for the new season. Likewise in order to confidently move forward in this new season we need a close study and probably some changes to our old life that may need to be reset.

Probably cleaning or dethroning self and letting God be on the throne and lead the new journey. Submitting and releasing our plans to Him will help us confidently move forward. Our complete selves sold to Jesus Christ to move on to a fresh clean slate is all we need. Then we can boldly say “It is no longer I that lives but Christ lives in me.” Then all the promises He made for us shall come to pass IJN.

 

Remain Blessed.

Elder R. Adejumobi

 

February 23rd, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward.

 

AFFIRMATION

 

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore. In Jesus name. Amen

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE!
 

 

Topic: All things are new - The Winter is Past

 

Text:- Songs of Solomon 2:10 - 13 - My beloved spake, and said unto me, rise up…

 

Exposition: The text above from the Songs of Solomon may be applied to Jesus, the Lover of

our souls coming to us, His beloved to rouse us from our sleep or inactivity to a fresh season

with great confidence.

It is a very beautiful and loving scene of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ the Lover of

our souls calling us to a new and fresh season with Him.

God is telling us that in our lives the winter that might slow us down is past; the cold

rains of doubt, fear and inadequacy have come and gone; now our earth is bursting with new

life and love.

Therefore, He is bringing back to life the things that have gone to sleep. He is filling out

hearts with the sounds of renewal just like when the barrenness of winter gives way to

Spring. Hallelujah.

Brethren, let’s confidently move forward in Him. We are called by our Lover to arise, stir

from passivity, fear and doubt to step CONFIDENTLY into closer intimacy, for new grace and

unfailing love. Let us respond to His divine invitation and grow in deeper knowledge of Him;

lean closer into Him and enjoy more of His mercies.

Begin this new season with greater zeal in love with Him. We shall not be put to shame

IJN.

 

Remain Blessed,

 

Elder R.A Adejumobi

 

February 22nd, 2022

Confidently Moving forward

 

I am a Christian and kingdom minded

I am strong and courageous

I do not fear neither am I afraid the devil God for the Lord my God is with me

he will not forsake me he will not fail me

he is my life as I navigate my way through this year

I am bold in my actions knowing that he is with me.

I think him for the past I trust him for today and I believe in for the future

I shall be refreshed and flourish by his word every day because my day starts and ends with him

I shall worship him in 2022 and the splendor of his Holiness and and tremble before him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Marching Forward

In Joshua the scripture says, “ Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out and none came in”. The inhabitants of Jericho would not go out because of the reputation of the God that the Israelites served. They knew that the Israelites were known and watched over by a great God. He knew them by name. And they knew Him! They could move forward and overtake the city that God had promised them. Joshua 1:3, “ every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses”. They were given the mandate to move forward and they followed to victory. We may or may not be marching to overtake a city, but we are moving forward as the Lord has said. We will be victorious over our enemies. Many will shut their oppositions down and not strive with us because of the God we serve. Let us continue to move forward confidently in Him and we will see the great and marvelous things to come!

 

Confidently Moving forward

Eld. Lynn

 

February 21st, 2022

Affirmation

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word every day because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him

Now unto You O GOD, that is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Confidently moving forward

 

Text: 1 Samuel Chapter 30

Exposition: When our declaration was given for 2022, the story of David in 1 Samuel 30 came to mind. The Amalekites had attacked and burned Ziklag and taken David’s two wives - Abigail and Ahinoam. The bible says David and his men were distraught and wept until they had no strength left to weep. But David found strength in the Lord his God. In finding strength, David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I pursue? Will I overtake them?” The Lord told him, he will not only pursue and overtake, he will recover. And as surely as the Lord lives that was what happened.

In 2022 we were attacked by the enemy. We shed tears until we could no longer shed more. The enemy tried to keep us from moving forward through fear.

As children of God we are encouraged in 2022 to step out of our comfort zone, confidently, and the Lord will empower us with strength that can only come from Him. What is it that seems impossible for you this year? What is it that the enemy wants to engrain in you that will make you think it cannot be done? The Lord is telling you today to rise up, pursue it, overtake and recover that of 2021 and all of 2022. Just like in verses 11-16 the Lord will send destiny helpers your way.

We are called to confidently move forward, our children are confidently moving forward.

 

Be encouraged

 

Dns. Akatue

 

February 20th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!
 
John 16:23-24(NKJV) “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full."
 
 
Topic: The Name Of "JESUS CHRIST" II
 
Beloved, the Word is the ultimate authority in our lives, It commands and directs our destiny. Our Savior gave us this advice before His departure, that we should ask anything in His name and the Father will give it to us. This statement is true, if you have walked with Him and are sold out for Christ, just like the apostles, God is watching our lips to fulfill our demands and prayers. "The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry." Psalm 34:15(NKJV). “It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear." Isaiah 65:24(NKJV). This is God's intention/plan for those who believe in His Son. Jesus knew what we would gain from the Father if we sincerely believe in Him and completely surrender to the will of God.
 
Can God give us whatever we ask? YES, when our desire is to do the will of God then our request will be of no difference to His will. If only we had a glimpse of God's plans for each of us then our will be lost in Him and whatever we ask shall be done. In conclusion, beloved, let's exercise our faith by practicing the 'asking' in the name of Jesus Christ. "Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me." Isaiah 45:11(KJV)
 
We are blessed
Ekerette

 

February 19th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!
 
 
Acts 4:12 "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
 
Proverbs 18:10 "The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe."
 
Colossians 3:17 "And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."
 
 
Topic: The Name Of "JESUS CHRIST"
 
Beloved, I greet you all in the most wonderful name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I thank God for another opportunity to share the Gospel on this platform as well as sparing our lives during this pandemic. As remnants of this generation we are raising our banners in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
Beloved, without much thoughts, the above text have given us definite expression of the name of God. God has put His name in His Son 'Jesus'.
Heb.1:1-4 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
 
Today God speaks and relates with us by His Son(Himself). The name of God was hidden for ages, no one could call on God's name that was most pleasing to Him not until Jesus Christ came. This name was kept for a time like this(the last days) Joel 2:28-29, 32. The Jehovah Lord God of Israel is Jesus, the express image of God. Colossians 2:9 "For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily". The embodiment of God is in Jesus. Isaiah 9:6
 
John 1:18
"No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him." In conclusion beloved, the encompassing name for salvation, redemption, forgiveness of sin, justification, eternal life, baptism, healing, power to mention but few is in the name of Jesus Christ.
 
Finally beloved, our God has so many names, but the only name He is well pleased is the name of Jesus Christ. Please keep proclaiming and calling on this name.
 
We are blessed
Ekerette

 

February 18th, 2022

Affirmation:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

 

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Hey guys, As you already know, this years declaration is “Confidently moving forward.” Moving forward doesn’t matter where you are. If you are at the very beginning… move forward. If you are nearing the finish… move forward.

 

You guys are near the beginning. For many of you, your biggest step has not been taken. That is the step toward salvation. Salvation has been made very simple for us, because God didn’t want anyone to be left out. No-one will be able to be angry with God if they don’t receive salvation because it was too hard. How can something so important be so easy. It is easy for you, but it wasn’t easy for Jesus.

 

Suppose you like playing video games. And the game you like awards you by increasing your rank. After playing the game for a few hours and reaching level three, people that join your lobby will not be impressed. Everyone will look at your rank and know that you just started and their expectation of you will be very low. Some people will do things to help you to “rank up.”

 

If you continue to play that same game for a few years, your rank will be very high. People will expect you to be able to help them. They will expect you to know how to beat all of the challenges. They will expect you to be good. Because you have “ranked up” your confidence in what you do has “moved up.” You don’t play the missions on easy any more. In fact you probably get bored playing on easy. Because you have moved forward from easy.

 

Getting saved, is “newb level easy.” Everyone of us can do it. But it takes some effort.

It is like being a level one player, and you keep failing over and over again. No matter how hard you try, you can’t beat that mission. But you don’t quit, you just keep trying. Then one day someone sees you struggling and they tell you the secret of how to beat the mission. Knowing that secret changes everything. At the end of the mission, you level up. That was wonderful. You are so excited that you tell your friends. Many of them want to know the secret so they too can level up. The next few missions are harder, but you have learned to look for secrets. And you can make it to the next level without getting any help.

 

Until the boss fight. But before you go into the boss fight, the person that helped you with level one missions, comes in and says… want me to help you?

 

What will you do? Will you let him help you, knowing that He has already beat the game, this will be so easy for him. So you say. Yes, you take control. But guess what, He doesn’t want to take control. He wants you to take control. And just follow his instruction. He wants you to be just as good at the game as he is.

 

This is salvation. Jesus wants to help you through the easy missions and the hard ones. But he isn’t going to do it for you. He is going to teach you how to do it. So that your life will be victorious, and you can tell your friends about it.

 

Some people never move forward. They take the first step, and get baptized, but they never try to change their life. Even when they try to stop, it’s because they want to make Jesus happy. It is a hard thing to continue to do things that make someone else happy. The secret is, if you continue to spend time with Jesus, the things that make him happy, will begin to make you happy. And you will continue to level up until you too, can beat the game.

 

Let’s move forward today. Starting with asking Jesus to come into your heart.

 

Eld. Ken Strickland

 

 

February 16th, 2022

DECLARATION: Christ Centered Living

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2021 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

 Topic: Ever Mindful

 

Text: The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us. Psalm 115:12

 

I can set my seal to that first sentence. Can’t you? Yes, Jehovah has thought of us, provided for us, comforted us, delivered us, and guided us. In all the movements of His providence He has been mindful of us, never overlooking our mean affairs. His mind has been full of us—that is the other form of the word mindful. This has been the case all along and without a single break. At special times, however, we have more  distinctly seen this mindfulness, and we would recall them at this hour with overflowing gratitude. Yes, yes, "the Lord hath been mindful of us."

The next sentence is a logical inference from the former one. Since God is unchangeable, He will continue to be mindful of us in the future as He has been in the past; and His mindfulness is tantamount to blessing us. But we have here not only the conclusion of reason but the declaration of inspiration; we have it on the Holy Ghost's authority—"He will bless us." This means great things and unsearchable. The very indistinctness of the promise indicates its infinite reach. He will bless us after His own divine manner, and that forever and ever, Therefore, let us each say, "Bless the Lord, O my soul! (C.H.Spurgeon)

Confidently Moving Forward.

 

 

Pastor Gideon

 

February 15th, 2022

DECLARATION: Christ Centered Living

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2021 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 Topic: Ever Mindful

 

Text: The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us. Psalm 115:12

 

I can set my seal to that first sentence. Can’t you? Yes, Jehovah has thought of us, provided for us, comforted us, delivered us, and guided us. In all the movements of His providence He has been mindful of us, never overlooking our mean affairs. His mind has been full of us—that is the other form of the word mindful. This has been the case all along and  without a single break. At special times, however, we have more distinctly seen this mindfulness, and we would recall them at this hour with overflowing gratitude. Yes, yes, "the Lord hath been mindful of us."

The next sentence is a logical inference from the former one. Since God is unchangeable, He will continue to be mindful of us in the future as He has been in the past; and His mindfulness is tantamount to blessing us. But we have here not only the conclusion of reason but the declaration of inspiration; we have it on the Holy Ghost's authority—"He will bless us." This means great things and unsearchable. The very indistinctness of the promise indicates its infinite reach. He will bless us after His own divine manner, and that forever and ever, Therefore, let us each say, "Bless the Lord, O my soul! (C.H.Spurgeon)

Confidently Moving Forward.

 

 

Pastor Gideon

 

February 14th, 2022

DECLARATION: Confidently Moving Forward .

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!
 
Topic: Faithful to His promise.
 
Text: “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, for He is faithful that promised” (Hebrews 10:23).
 
Exposition: Life is not predictable. There are ups and downs along the way. Expectations are not met and life seems challenging at times. The things you felt secure in all of a sudden feel shaky and uncertain and Faith is being tested.
 
How then do we trust that God is still good and remains faithful in such circumstances?. The Bible says that God can not lie ( Hebrews 6:18). Once He has promised us, surely He will bring it to pass through His power and ability. God keeps His promises and trusting in Him means believing what He says about Himself and about you is true.
God is reliable in all His ways. He has a track record of keeping His words. Even though difficult times may feel like they last forever, but they are temporary. God is bigger than those circumstances . He is present amid the bad times as well as the good. He is always Faithful.
1st Peter 5:7 tells us to cast all our anxieties, problems ,difficulties, or anything that is named “burden” on Him because He cares for us.
 
In times of doubt, remember His promises in His words. The words are backed up by power . They are yea and Amen. Remember who He has always been and He will continually show Himself to be trustworthy.
 
“And in all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us”( Romans 8:37). God is faithful to His promises. Amen!.
 
Be Blessed,
‘Sola Sobowale.

 

February 13th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

Affirmation

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2021 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In JESUS name. Amen!

 

Topic: Focusing Ahead

 

Text: Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; Prov. 4:25-27

 

Exposition:In high school, I was on the track and field team. One of the races I ran was the 4x100 relay. One of the first things we were taught was to run in our lanes and never to look to the left or right. We had to be careful that we stayed within our lanes and not get disqualified for running outside our lanes. We were also taught to never look back once we started running and the baton was past to us. We had to stay focus on what was ahead of us and never be distracted by the other runners.

 

The writer of Proverbs says that we should, “look straight ahead” and “fix your gaze directly before you.” Satan will always try to distract us from the prize of the high calling. He will do any and everything to cause us to turn to the left or right. But we should remember what the Proverb says, “give careful thought to the path for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.” We can’t allow the distractions of this world to cause us to lose focus of the task God has given us.

Moving forward,

Pastor Mosby

 

February 12th, 2022

DECLARATION: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

TOPIC: Trusting in God’s Power

 

TEXT: Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God . Psalms 20: 7 (NJKV)

 

EXPOSITION: Once in a while, I sometimes like to stop by the office of a medical doctor on my team, a psychiatrist, to chat. One day, he told me he is also a lay preacher in his church. He also shared with me some of the meticulous ways by which he prepares to deliver a sermon whenever he’s called upon to preach. He told me that despite all his reading, studying, research, and consultation, he always ends his preparation by learning to let go of all he’s prepared because he’s found it more effective to rely on God’s Holy Spirit to deliver and empower his words, even though he may be the one physically standing at the pulpit.

It’s encouraging to hear about highly skilled people, or of anyone, who recognize they need Him – because, honestly, we all do. He’s God; we’re not. In the last major transaction that I hired an agent for, someone who I thought came highly trained and highly-recommended, we both found it perplexing that despite the fact that by all indications, the environment was very ripe for a quick turnover of the transaction, all the deals we both thought were clinched kept falling through at the last minute. One night, I called him and at the end of our conversation, I asked us to pray together. I was surprised when he told me that he has also been looking for an opportunity to pray with me. And pray we did! Brethren, the very next deal that we had on the table was the one that went through. God alone is “able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all than we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20). Despite our credentials and pedigrees, we need to have a humble heart to learn from Him each and every day and to trust Him in prayer because He can do more than we ever could. Each day, we need Him and His wisdom for our decisions, skills, work, and relationships – all of our lives.

There is a human tendency to trust is something less than a relationship with God – be it money or human strength or even religious traditions – for our ultimate well-being. It can be tempting to put our trust and confidence in things we can see or measure, but that’s not the way of faith. When we choose to daily put our trust in God’s presence and power, He can do amazing things in and through us. Remain blessed,

 

M.O. Sobowale

 

February 10th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

 

Text: Proverbs 4: 25-27

Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you. Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust.

 

The declaration for the year is “Confidently Moving Forward” as Christians, this will require us to focus, there will be many distractions along the way but we have to keep our focus on the one who called us to follow Him.

 

There are a few things to be done as we journey this year, just to mention a few:

1. Guard your heart with all diligence. 23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4: 23. We think about so many things in our hearts before we act them out, if we are able to arrest many of those thoughts this year before they become actions, we will find ourselves in a good place with God at the end of the year.

2. Hebrews 12:1b – 2a says “let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith”. The moment you take off your face from the goal, you lose focus, you cannot be carried away by the things around you, people can become very distracting if we allow them to, there could be suggestions that might be contrary to what you believe and situations may arise that will also try to shake us off the path but we have to stay focused.

 

We are in a race, none of us has been this way before but our God knows the end from the beginning, so as we follow Him in the year 2022, we have to continue to confidently move forward with Him knowing that He is more than able to lead us through whatever situation or circumstance we find ourselves.

 

Be Confident,

‘Tubosun Adejumobi

 

February 9th, 2022

 

DECLARATION: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

TOPIC: Looking Unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of Our Faith

TEXT:  Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2, New King James Version, NKJV)

 

EXPOSITION:

In today’s passage, the Apostle Paul compares the Christian life to an athlete’s race. To be successful in the race, the athlete must keep certain things in perspective:

1.    The athlete must be aware that he has cheerleaders. These cheerleaders are others who believe in the athlete and are wooing for him (e.g., parents, friends, classmates, schoolmates, teammates, fellow citizens of his country, etc.). For the believer, Paul says these are “a cloud of witnesses,” that is, fellow believers who have gone before us. Their stories are to serve as a perpetual source of encouragement to the believer.
 

2.    The athlete must lay aside anything that adds unnecessary weight. These are distractions that do not contribute to the athlete’s agility, but rather slows down the athlete’s forward motion (progress). Can you picture an Olympic runner dressing up in a Sunday-best attire (suit, tie, dress shoes, etc.) during a competition? While he may look sharp, it would be the wrong dress for the right occasion. For the believer, Paul calls these distractions “every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us.”
 

3.    The athlete must endure hardship. This involves endurance training and a winning attitude. For the believer, Paul says, let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. The athlete must not quit before the event ends.
 

4.    The athlete must remain focused. For the believer, Paul says, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, which, in turn, and like Christ, would allow the believer to endure temporary suffering and humiliation, that is, enduring the cross, [and] despising the shame. As “the author and finisher of our faith,” our faith begins and ends with our beloved Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the originator and completer of our faith and we should never take our eyes off Him.
 

5.    The athlete must aim for the prize. No one enters into any athletic competition without believing he can win the prize for the competion. A hefty reward awaits the believer at the end of life’s journey, just as Christ has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Elsewhere, Paul says, 24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. 26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. (1 Corinthians 9:24-27)

 

PRAYER:

Ah Lord God, help me to focus on You today and all the days of my life. Let me not entangle myself with the affairs of this life, for Your Word says that No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. (2 Timothy 2:4) Also, help me not to allow my heart to become a thorny ground for your word and be preoccupied with the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches [which would ultimately] choke the word, and [make me to] become unfruitful(Matthew 13:22) In Your precious name I pray. Amen!

Jethro Ekuta

 

February 8th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward with God

 

Affirmation

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.

I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

 He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him. 

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

 

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of your glory with exceeding joy, to you, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore

I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen.

 

Topic: God Loves you

 

Text: 1 John 3:1 “Think how much the Father loves us. He loves us so much that He lets us be called his children, as we truly are” (CEV).

 

The word love has been so much misused in our world that we hardly think much of it in the real sense of the word. The sad part of it all, is that everybody needs love, whether we know it or not. In search of their understanding and experiencing of love, many has fallen prey to the unscrupulous devices of men. Some think that they have to give of themselves or do some things in order to be loved by God. This has led to the many faces of religion that is plaguing our society and world today. So many confusion even within the Christian faith, some believe they have to earn God’s love.

The Bible says “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us:” And we know that Jesus Christ is the expression of God’s love to us. So, when we were dead in sin and unrighteousness Jesus Christ laid down his life for us so that we can live a fruitful life here on earth.

 

The bible said we should “Think how much the Father love us” so, let’s take the time to think and meditate on the love of God today and for the rest of the week and see how God has elevated you. The Love that made us sons and daughters, is a pure and perfect love. It does not matter what you have done or what you situation is at the moment, have it in your heart and let it done on you that God loves you and that you are his child. The devil may be using your situation or your predicaments to challenge that, but the bible emphasize that you are truly his child. Believe that and confidently move forward with the Lord and give him the opportunity to work on your circumstance and show you what to do. He is the LORD – Amen.

 

Pastor Chris Iyawe

 

February 7th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Jesus Christ, my Goal

 

Text: Philippians 1:21- For to me to live is Christ and to die gain…

Every athlete always aim for the gold medal. Apart from elevating you among your equals, you bring glory to your college, and pride to parents. I represented my college, in 1972 in the annual Inter-collegiate sport. I did well in school and I was chosen to represent our college in the annual event. As the picture below shows, I did not win the first position judging from the pedestal I stood. I made the third position. You can even notice that I was not happy with that.

 

The Christian standard is Jesus Christ, and I have made up my mind to represent my Lord, who wondrously reached out to me and redeemed my soul from eternal humiliation and hell. Paul, a human being like you and I declared, “For to me to live is Christ and to die gain” In another epistle, he said, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” It is through the power of the cross, through contemplating the cross and all that is associated with it, that the Christian is enabled to kill the promptings of sin within him/her, and reduce them to a state of passiveness like that of death.

 

Who is your standard, and to whom are you looking up to?
Listen! And everyone who has this hope [confidently placed] in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure (holy, undefiled, guiltless-(1John 3:3 AMP)

Make Jesus Christ the Standard for your life.

Confidently moving forward

 

You are blessed,

 

Pastor Gideon

 

 

February 6th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 Topic: Divine Intervention

 

Text: Daniel 11:32-And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

 

I do not have any magic formula to put sparkle into you Christian life, and no one has it. There are many factors in scripture that affect our spiritual well being, but one thing is sure-our personal, intimate encounter with the risen Savior, Jesus Christ is one major factor. The spiritual benefits of our personal encounter with Jesus is exciting. Make sure, you have such experiential knowledge. Just a little history. The  Jews experienced fierce persecutions through the centuries, but none worse than under Antiochus Epiphanes, the Syrian king who reigned from 175-164 BC. He called himself Theos Epiphanes, which literally means “the manifest god” but the Jews changed one letter in his name in their language and called him Epimanes which means “MAD MAN” And mad and insane he was! Daniel thought of how to survive under such oppressive rule? There answer was found in our text, “…the people who know their God will be strong and do exploits…” . As we are confidently moving forward in this time, let us take the name of our Lord along. Let His name be in our heart, mind and soul and even in our mouth. Daniel himself was a man who, practiced what he preached. When the presidents and princes under king Darius issued a decree prohibiting anybody from praying to God, Daniel showed courage, he went right on praying, and God showed up for Daniel. The God of Daniel delivered him from the mouth of the hungry lions. The lions and lionesses of this world are toothless. They cannot harm you. You are precious in in God’s sight! The God of Daniel will deliver you from every danger seen or unseen He is the great I am.

 

As our knowledge of Lord and Savior increases, He makes His power more readily available to us at all times. Confidently moving forward,

 

You are blessed

 

Pastor Gideon

 

February 5th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Grace of Above-ness

 

Text: Deuteronomy 28:13- And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. (But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob,(———————-your name) And He who formed you, O Israel,(——————your name) Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. (Isa. 43:1-2) I testify that the promises of God are true. Looking back at your life, you will noticed that God has been true to His word.

Some years ago, in the vision of the night. I was swimming but in real life I don’t know how to swim. Somehow, in this vision of the night, I was swimming and I got tired and almost sinking. Suddenly a Man appeared in white robe. He took my hand, and scooped me out of the water. Then He walked few yards with me so I could gain balance, and He disappeared. And I woke up! I relayed the experience to my wife. Look back over your life, and see how God brought you out. Then you will have reasons to move forward with confidence

 

The Lord almighty says to you this morning you shall never be under, you shall always be above! It is the precious gift of spiritual buoyancy, the power of the Christian hope. When we are in Christ Jesus circumstances shall never be our master. One is our Master, and “we are more than conquerors in Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood.”

Confidently moving forward, the Lord is with you. Maintain your relationship with Him. Look to Him always, for the people of old looked to Him and they were radiant. Mind this statement, “You are completely (totally) complete in Christ, Who is the Head of principality and power”

CONFIDENTLY MOVING FORWARD

 

You are blessed

 

 

Pastor Gideon

 

February 4th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: God, present, but Never Seen!

 

Text: Romans 11:33 "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!"

 

Musing over my own life, God is incomprehensible in every way. Who would ever think that Gideon would be alive today? Who would have thought that I will still be writing this morning! I bow before God, the Creator of heaven and earth. Job said, “Behold, these are the fringes of His ways; And how faint a word we hear of Him! But His mighty thunder, who can understand?” (Job 26:14)

 

We ought to learn the lesson that God is not a man, not one of ourselves. If we could understand Him, He would not be God. His greatness puts Him beyond our comprehension. We cannot hope to know the reasons for His acts. Some of His ways, if not all with us, are mysterious. We are perplexed; we say, "God would not do these things." We ask questions, why is God doing this or that! Why is so and so in trouble? Why is so and so in peace? Why Lord? We should learn to trust God even in the deepest mysteries, not expecting to understand, but sure of His love and goodness—even when it is darkest and when His face is veiled in most impenetrable mists. We should be silent unto God when we cannot fathom Him. That is the truest faith.

Brothers and sisters, God is leading you, He is orchestrating circumstances around you. He has a plan you do not understand. He has your back. Let us confidently hold on to His unchanging word. He cannot fail! He must prevail! Listen to the Almighty God, “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. (Isa. 43:2)

 

Confidently moving forward.

You are blessed!

 

Pastor Gideon

 

February 3rd, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Consecration - TRANSFERENCE OF OWNERSHIP (Part II)

 

Text: Romans 12:1-I beseech you (I call you to my side) therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service

 

Consecration implies and involves transference of ownership. In civil life, transfer of ownership is the means by which the ownership of a property is transferred from one hand to another. This includes the purchase of a property, assumption of mortgage debt, exchange of possession of a property or any other land trust device. In Christian experience, the transfer of ownership is comprehensive, it involves total assumption of all liabilities by Jesus Christ- And we have the eternal word of assurance. “Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy].5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole. (Isa. 53:4-5) HALLELUJAH!

 

Unfortunately, many a Christian is living to-day as if he were his own; but the consecrated heart endorses the statement of the Divine Word: "Ye are not your own, for ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's" (1 Cor. vi.19, 20). The consecrated Christians looks upon himself as the absolute property of the Lord who bought him, and his whole life is lived in the light of this fact.

 

 Confidently Moving forward involves consecrating ourselves daily to the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the act of continually separating myself from everything except that which God has appointed me to do. It is not a one-time experience but an ongoing process. I call on each of you brothers and sisters, our future and our offsprings is bright, therefore, it is time to raise up an army of consecrated people for such a time as this. The darkness around us is suffocating but our Lord is with us. Would you join this men and women?

 

You are blessed

 

Pastor Gideon 

 

February 2nd, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Consecration (Part I)

 

Text: Romans 12:1-I beseech you (I call you to my side) therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service

 

Some words in the Bible appear archaic, and old fashioned, and we have the tendency to ignore them outright, but we must not ignore them. Those words are like honeycomb and if we squeeze them well, we will really be enlightened. It’s just like when Jonathan put forth the end of the rod that was in his hand, and dipped it in the honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; his eyes were enlightened (1Sam 14:27). May the Lord open our eyes of understanding.

 

Jeremiah addresses us this day, This is what the LORD says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls” What else does one needs at a time like these? One of the ancient path is CONSECRATION, which simply means, being dedicated to God’s service, being focused on Jesus Christ’s interests and determined inwardly to please God. Jesus left us an example of consecration. Jesus did not physically cut Himself off from society, but He was inwardly disconnected all the time. In fact, He was so much in the common everyday world that the religious people of His day accused Him of being a glutton and a drunkard. Yet our Lord never allowed anything to interfere with His consecration . We, the first fruits of Jesus’ kind must do likewise. Jesus has prayed for you and I, “I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one” (John 17:15). Through our consecration of ourselves to God, we will become vessels of honor meant for God’s use. Vessels to dismantle network of evil in our time, and reveal the power of God to our own generation. I am convinced that our God reigns and it time to take our stand and wreck the idol of Dagon of our time.

 

Prayer: O God our Father as a remnant among saints continue to invigorate me for Your work on earth. Shine upon my ways and let darkness around me be dispersed in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. May those who harbor evil against Your saints be as chaff before the mighty wind. Preserve and prosper Your saints that even in dark times Your light in them will dispel darkness around them, and reveal Your ever unquenchable light. In Jesus name, amen
 
 
Pastor Gideon

 

February 1st, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Topic: Confidently Moving Forward

 

Text: Numbers 33:55- But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall come about that those whom you let remain of them will become as pricks in your eyes and as thorns in your sides, and they will trouble you in the land in which you live.

 

New year holds it possibilities but God, our Father gives us advance warnings of what may impede the possibilities. The Israelites were warned expressly of the danger they were going to encounter. The inhabitants of the land will not go down without a fight. Though God promised them that wherever the souls of their feet touched, would be theirs, but they must be ready to dislodge them. The inhabitants were not weaklings, but gallant men.

Confidently moving forward in this year and years ahead, you must know that whatever you plan to achieve in life thousands are gunning for the same level you plan to reach. You must learn the strategies of winning with God. Please listen! The good news is that the enemy is not outside, rather it is in you. Winning with God means you are on the Lord’s side. You don’t say it in words only you mean it “I am on the Lord side, I am a first fruit of Jesus kind”. Look inside of you, observe any natural instincts that appears normal, a character flaw that you know is not in tandem with the life of a child of God, those little foxes that destroy the vine yard. You must learn to recognize them and extract each of them by the power of the living God. If you pamper your natural self, if you have concluded that such flaw are normal, then you have settled for less. If such flaws are not dealt with, then time will come that those whom you let remain will become as pricks in your eyes and as thorns in your sides, and they will trouble you in the land in which you live. Think of pricks in your eyes, thorns in your flesh, constant irritations day in day out.

 

The New year holds it possibilities and God our Father gives us heads-up. He has told you, O man/woman, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you Except to be just, and to love [and to diligently practice] kindness (compassion), And to walk humbly with your God [setting aside any overblown sense of importance or self-righteousness]?

 

You are blessed,

 

Pastor Gideon

 

January 31st, 2022

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:

My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Topic: Confidently Moving Forward

Text: John12:49-For I have never spoken on My own initiative or authority but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment regarding what to say and what to speak.

 

The poem below was written centuries ago, and it speaks to my heart, and as we are ending the month of January 2022, let us put on Christ as never before. 

A fish cannot drown in the water,

Bird does not fall in air.

In the fire of creation,

God doesn’t vanish.

The fire brightens.

Each creature God made must live in its own true nature,

How could I resist my nature

That lives for oneness with God? (Magdeburg)

 

Jesus and His word is not simply His; it did not proceed from Himself only, from His humanity, or even His Divine Sonship alone, but from the Father which sent me. Jesus was fully conscious of His oneness with God the Father. And such His word is the Father’s word. Brethren, If we are born again, and truly if the old things have passed away and we have put on the nature, then our lifestyle will be like that of Christ. Even our word becomes seasoned with the Holy Spirit. This new year, let our words reveal the very nature of Jesus who has become our Lord, and Savior. Here is the poem again

A fish cannot drown in the water,

Bird does not fall in air.

In the fire of creation,

God doesn’t vanish.

The fire brightens.

Each creature God made must live in its own true nature,

How could I resist my nature

That lives for oneness with God? (Magdeburg)

 

Prayer: Father in heaven, I thank You for Jesus and for His precious blood. His blood avails for my pardon, His righteousness for my justification, Hid grace for my sanctification, His power for my preservation, and His pleading for my perfect salvation. O! Holy Spirit, enable me to live according to my new nature for the glory of God. In Jesus name, Amen

 

Pastor Gideon

 

January 30th, 2022

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Confidently Moving Forward

Text: Psalm 125:1-They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abides forever." 

This verse simply affirms that Mount Zion cannot be removed, but abides for ever; even so, they that trust in God. Having a hold of God, they cannot be permanently injured in their highest and eternal relations. Yes, they may be moved, but never removed; knocked down but not knocked out,  perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed. “The Lord is round about them even for ever.” HALLELUJAH 

 

When Jesus Christ is in the  center of a home, church or city He makes it as firm as Mount Zion, that cannot be removed. When He is in the center of a soul, though situations are rough, and troubles roars like the billows of the sea, yet there is a constant calm within, such a peace as the world can neither give nor take away. “God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved” What is the secret of such people? Jesus is in the center, and the Lord of their live. Thanks to God for 21 days of humbling, praying and waiting. Brethren, let us remember that when the disciples were in the midst of turbulence, Jesus did not abandon them. He came, He rebuked the wind and the waves, and said, “It is I, fear not” The same Jesus speaks to you and I this morning, “It is I fear not” 

 

Prayer: Thank You Lord Jesus, for being my Lord and Savior. I am confidently moving forward in Your name. Grant me the grace to always be conscious of my relationship with You. By Your grace, and mercy I shall continue to navigate my way in this life knowing that You are with me. Bless my church members, my family and loved ones. As Your ambassadors, let our lives together be a smooth smelling savor in Your presence. In Jesus name, amen

 

Pastor Gideon

 

January 29th, 2022

Day 21

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.

I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: I Saw the Lord

Text: Isaiah 6:1  In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.

 

Today marks the end of our collective fasting and prayer. Whatever has a beginning must have an end. To God be all the glory. The benefits that come with fasting, humbling and praying is known to God. But nobody has ever waited on God in vain. Isaiah, the prince of prophets recorded the encounter he had with the Lord, the Almighty God, “and that singular encounter was the turning point in his life. Each of us must reflect over our own life. All the men and women God used, whether in secular and religious life had an encounter with God, and the post encounter life became a theater where God demonstrated His awesomeness. 

Think of Abraham on the mount Moriah with Isaac, Deborah a woman judge, Elijah, the fiery prophet. Peter, Paul, to mention a few. I have my own experience and it has never left me. I ask you today, have you met the Lord? Can you look back and say, I have met the Lord. I have signed the death certificate of my old nature. It is no longer I, but Christ lives in me. There is no spiritual or physical benefits in fasting and praying when my old life is still the dominant factor, and no sign of brokenness. When Isaiah encountered the Lord, he said, “Woe is me, for I am [a]undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” If you have not seen yourself in the light of God, ask for cleansing today. Do not delay. If you have seen the light but now your spiritual vision is deem or opaque, ask for cleansing. There must be a “funeral” a death of the old nature with only one resurrection, a resurrection into the life of Jesus Christ. Nothing can defeat a life like this. It has oneness with God for only one purpose to be a witness for Him. The moment of agreement depends on you.

 

It is when you offer yourself anew to God, through the Lord Jesus Christ that you can confidently move forward. 

 

Prayer: Lord Jesus, in the strength of grace, and with a glad heart I consecrate myself to You.Your ransomed servant. I, by Your grace and mercy restore my self toYou. And from this moment, live or die, to serve You. O Holy Spirit, deepen in me these saving lessons. Write them upon my heart, that my walk be sin-loathing, sin-fleeing, Christ-loving; and permit no devil’s device to beguile or deceive me. In Jesus name, I have prayed, amen. 

 

Pastor Gideon

 

January 28th, 2022

Day 20

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: My God, I follow You!

 

Text: My soul follows hard after You: Your right hand upholds me."-- Psalm 63:8.

 

THERE ARE three notes in this Psalm which shows the stages of the soul's growth: (1) “My soul thirsts for You"; (2) "my soul shall be satisfied"; (3) "my soul follows hard after You." That is the biblical foundation for confidently moving forward. David experienced a lot of obstacles in his life. Even though anointed by the prophet Samuel at the order of God, yet he became a fugitive running for his life from cave to cave. Brothers and sisters, we may be passing through a wilderness of spiritual drought, which some refers to as the dark night of the soul, the seasons of dryness when money is low, when confusion is all around us, and many are depressed. We may look at the world and feel abandoned by God. The confusion and division which is trailing this pandemic is unnerving. In some cases, as when Elijah asked to die, or when John sent his despairing question to Christ from his prison, it is the result of physical or mental exhaustion.

 

But at such times, let us never hesitate still to speak of God as "'my God." Nothing can sever you from His everlasting Love. You may not have the glad consciousness of it, but you must never surrender your belief in it. Go on blessing Him, as long as you live, and lift up your hands in prayer. But we can never be satisfied with what we have attained. God is ever moving forward! Let us follow hard after Him, and confidently move forward.

 

PRAYER

Lord Jesus, I am Yours. I am Your servant whom You chose before the foundation of the earth. Draw me day by day nearer to Yourself, until I am wholly filled with Your love, and fitted to behold You face to face. Life is a race, and You are the One who holds my hand. Guide me, strengthen and bless my loved ones. Bless my church and perfect all that concerns us. In Jesus name. AMEN.

 

Pastor Gideon

 

January 27th, 2022

Day 19

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: The Rock of Ages

 

Text: Trust in the LORD forever, For in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock. Isaiah 26:4

 

'Am always drawn to mountains, hills, flowing rivers, and nature in general. Nature holds a special attraction for me. My wife and I through YouTube are now students of European History 101. We are always amazed to hear names like Christopher Columbus, Vasco Dagama, and the Portuguese slave catchers, etc. It's quiet intriguing to see the Alps, the highest extensive mountain range in Europe. They are imposing and impressive as they have been.

 

But there is another Rock, called the Rock of Ages. The Rock that was before the Alps were formed. The Psalmist testifies, " Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God." Ps. 90:2

This Rock has many facets. It is impregnable; that is, unable to be broken, captured or destroyed, or broken into. “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand]. (Ps. 91:1)

The phrase "Rock of Ages" found in Isaiah 26:4-is translated in other versions as: Everlasting Rock, Rock Eternal, Eternal Rock, Everlasting Strength. Our God, and our Lord Jesus Christ are the Rock of Ages. When Isaiah wrote this the children of God were under heavy burden and reminded them to trust in the Lord God almighty for He is the Rock of Ages. The Rock that supported their parents in the past is still standing. It is impregnable, it is indestructible, it cannot be pushed away.

 

Who is this Rock? Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding." (Is a. 40:28) That is our God, He was there when our parents were nursing us. He worked with them, he shielded them and now He is shielding us and He will shield our children and their children. He is Everlasting God.

 

OUR GOD CANNOT GO UNDER! He is infinite, He is the Eternal God. His love reaches to all people of every class! In this year of CONFIDENTLY MOVING FORWARD, the Rock of Ages is still on His Thrown, the Unmovable Mover. Let us draw close to Him, He knows the way in the darkness, He knows the way in the wilderness, the hills and troughs of life are nothing to Him. He is the Rock of Ages! Beloved, the fasting and humbling of ourselves is to draw us close to God. Do not return to folly and guard your spirit continually. Rest your life on THE EVERLASTING ROCK.

 

Prayer: My Father, the Everlasting Rock, to You I come. Direct, control, suggest, this day all my thoughts and actions — that every power of my body, and every faculty of my mind, may unite in devotedness to Your sole service and glory. The Everlasting Rock, though I have a small knowledge of You, please increase my awareness of Your presence. Let my life be a beacon unto others. Bless all my beloved family, church members and friends. Unite us together in bonds of holy fellowship, that our life will fulfill the destiny for which we are created. In Jesus name and for His sake I pray. Amen

 

Pastor Gideon

 

January 26th, 2022

Day 18

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Rock of Defense

Text: Psalm 62:5-7-My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him. He only is my ROCK and my SALVATION; He is my DEFENSE; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my STRENGTH, And my refuge, is in God.

 

As our waiting and humbling ourselves is almost over, please know that you are a star in the hand of the almighty God, you cannot go off course. He knows you than you think.

 

Let us think of that affirmation: "He only is my Rock of Defense." The word Rock suggests, an enclosure of rock, a cave, a hiding-place. The Lord God is the Rock of my defense. Not only is God the Rock of Strength, He is equally the Rock of Defense. In times like these, God is the Rock of defense for His children. We are weak and prone to all kinds of attacks, this virus can sneak in unnoticed, but God is our Defender. The prophet Isaiah said, “A broken reed He will not break [off] And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish [He will not harm those who are weak and suffering]; He will faithfully bring forth justice. (Isa. 42:3 Amp) In another place he said, "No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper". In essence, every weapon is doomed to fail. Every virus shall be extinguished! Every weapon of evil has a mark written on each of them, "Doomed to fail!"

Defense is suggestive of loftiness, of inaccessibility. It denotes a fortified place, a place where an attacker is unable to capture or broken in to. God is my defense! He lifts me away into the security of inaccessible heights! Hallelujah. God is fully aware of what we are going through as a world and better still as the ones whom He has redeemed. Beloved, REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS, AGAIN I SAY REJOICE!!!

Redeemed of God by the Precious Blood, your expectation and mine shall not be cut off; the line shall never be broken. Our Defense is impregnable. It is firmly secured in God's hand, we shall not be moved or mobbed. Our Rock of Defense is no one else but THE ALMIGHTY GOD!

Thank You Lord! Truly Your word heals.

 

Prayer: From the end of the earth I call to You, when my heart is overwhelmed and weak; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I [a rock that is too high to reach without Your help]. (Ps. 61:2 AMP) Lead, guide, and protect my loved ones. In Jesus name, amen

 

Pastor Gideon

 

January 25th, 2022

Day 17

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Rock of Strength

 

Text: Psalm 62:5-7-My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him. He only is my ROCK and my SALVATION; He is my DEFENSE; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my STRENGTH, And my refuge, is in God.

 

This universal pandemic has brought the whole world to a standstill. However, in times like these, there have been times like these for sure. In this psalm, we can rightly assume that David was going through a difficult time. He said emphatically to himself, "My soul!" Here is a man communing with his own very soul! He is deliberately addressing himself, and calling himself to attention. HE IS ADDRESSING HIS VERY BEING! Whatever you may be going through, remember that some have gone through it, others may be going through it, and some are coming out of it! Beloved, we must learn the secret of confidently moving forward. You must challenge your own souls and stir it to contemplate on God. God, your Rock of Strength. Some people sink into depression because of wrong thinking, but the Psalmist was different. David addressed his soul, "My soul wait silently for God". David did not panic. We should remain resolute, prayerful and confidently rely on God. Our God is fully aware of the storm we are in. He is aware of children, whether old or young, whether around or in different locations. Our God reigns! David talked to himself and said, "...wait silently for God." Take time this morning or whenever you read this devotional, “My soul wait silently on God, He has promised that He will take you through any danger zone or season”

 

Take note of the word EXPECTATION. It is very important. The word translated "expectation" might be translated "line" or "cord." What does that mean? It means that circumstances may vary; and no matter how dark my circumstances, I must believe as the psalmist believed: that the cord of his hope binds him to the Lord. It is an invisible cord and it cannot be broken. God is the one maintaining that cord. God is the one Who sustained you thus far, He cannot be unmindful of you now! Our declaration states “Confidently moving forward” As the cord was with David, that cord is there for you, and it cannot be snapped! Hallelujah .

 

Prayer: Lord, let me know this day something of this happiness. That the cord of Your mercy will hold me to the end. Let me diffuse all around me the happy glow of a spirit that feels at peace with God. And now, Lord, what do I wait for? "My hope" for myself, my friends, my family, and all for whom I ought to pray, "is in You." Listen to these my supplications; in Jesus name I have prayed. Amen

 

Pastor Gideon

 

January 24th, 2022

Day 16

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Topic: Confidence in God

 

Text: God is the LORD, which has showed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar. Psalm 118:27

Confidently moving forward! What a great declaration in times like these! We must be at alert knowing that, our arch enemy is not confined to hell yet. He goes around seeking whom he may devour. This is why we must learn how to guard our hearts against satanic intrusions. When our Lord finished His 40 days of fasting, the first thing that happened was the temptation of His life. Jesus did not fail! Satan appeared to Him to turn Him away from His earthly mission, but Satan met more than his match. With every craftiness, Satan posed three temptations, and each time our Lord says, "It is written..."

 

You will face temptation, I will face temptation but let us remember, that He is our Rock of Stability, Safety, Strength, Supply, Satisfaction and Security. We must quote the Words of God back to Satan. We are children of God by adoption through the Blood of Jesus Christ. By the Blood of Jesus, we have entered within the courts, we are now in the Inner Court. We are standing on the Rock of Stability. We must not return to folly. God, has given us light" Let us walk in that light, by staying close to the altar. Paul said, "Present yourself as a living sacrifice..." and bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

 

Confidently moving forward! Let us not do like some other Christians having received the light, they compromised, confidence evaporated, and consequently, the light of heaven stop shinning for them.

Prayer, O Lord, I remember when Adam sinned, his confidence was gone. He lost his fellowship with you. He ended up in the land of Nod, wandering land. O Lord help me as I journey on that I will not destroy my confidence in You by sinning against You. Guide me, lead me and enable me to confidently moving forward, in Jesus name and for His sake I pray. Amen

 

Pastor Gideon

 

January 23rd, 2022

Day 15

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Am I Looking to God?

Text: Isa. 45:22 Look to Me, and be saved. All you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.

Brethren, this is the last week of our fasting and humbling our selves before the Lord. In fasting and praying, attention must be on God. It is the discipline of the soul. The devotional below was written by Oswald Chambers, and it falls in line with our declaration this year, CONFIDENTLY MOVING FORWARD. In doing this there must be a singular point of focus. Please read!

 

Do we expect God to come to us with His blessings and save us? He says, “Look to Me, and be saved….” The greatest difficulty spiritually is to concentrate on God, and His blessings are what make it so difficult. Troubles almost always make us look to God, but His blessings tend to divert our attention elsewhere. The basic lesson of the Sermon on the Mount is to narrow all your interests until your mind, heart, and body are focused on Jesus Christ. “Look to Me….”

Many of us have a mental picture of what a Christian should be, and looking at this image in other Christians’ lives becomes a hindrance to our focusing on God. This is not salvation— it is not simple enough. He says, in effect, “Look to Me and you are saved,” not “You will be saved someday.” (safe from calamities, worries, anxieties, etc.) We will find what we are looking for if we will concentrate on Him. We get distracted from God and irritable with Him while He continues to say to us, “Look to Me, and be saved….” Our difficulties, our trials, and our worries about tomorrow all vanish when we look to God.

Wake yourself up and look to God. Build your hope on Him. No matter how many things seem to be pressing in on you, (now or anytime) be determined to push them aside and look to Him. “Look to Me….” Salvation (deliverances) is yours the moment you look.

 

Prayer: Anew I commend myself, body and soul, to You this day. For Jesus’ sake, forgive all my sins. I have been distracted by so many things. I have not truly wholeheartedly look to You. Forgive Father. My sole trust is in the atoning blood. May I feel this to be the best preservative against distractions, temptation and sin, that all I am, and all I have, is not my own, but belongs to the Lord who died for me. Hear these my supplications, and grant me an answer in peace, in Jesus name and for His sake I pray. Amen.

 

You are Blessed!

Pastor Gideon

 

January 22nd, 2022

Day 14

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.

He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: The Waves of Greatness

 

Text: Lamentation 3:23-24 Through the Lord mercies we are not consumed. They are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.

 

In this period of humbling ourselves before God through fasting. Let us meditate on the waves of the greatness of our God. “Great is His faithfulness! Whose greatness are we talking about? God Almighty! There is no greatness among human beings. Nothing great at all. The greatness of our God is beyond telling. Where do we begin to talk about His greatness? The earth we are living in is mysterious, it rotates anti-clockwise. I have never heard about anyone lubricating it since it was created. The wind is mysterious! Is is not? We see its effect in various ways. Don't we? Anywhere you are, you can dig and water will spring up. Underneath the ocean, we have seen volcanic eruptions. There are active volcanoes on mountains around the world, where did fire come from, who ignited it? From time to time the earth quakes or trembled and settles! The greatness of God is unfathomable. Now this God says, “I have loved you with never ending love” I created you and I will sustain you no matter what comes on the earth. Your life is precious to me, I made you. “No weapon formed or fashioned against you will prosper. If anyone attacks you, it is not from me, who ever attacks you will fall before you” Brothers and sisters, this I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope, and confidently moving forward! It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

The greatness of God is deeper than the depth of the sea. Yet, this God says “I love you” You have been experiencing waves upon waves of mercies, no wonder you are still reading this devotional now.

 

In this period of fasting, take time to reflect over the greatness of the Lord over you, your loved ones, and bless Him with praise. These mercies of God are renewed every morning to declare the great faithfulness of God in fulfilling His many promises made to you. Add this to your prayer!

 

Prayer: Father, Abba, Father! You are great and greatly to be praised. I adore and bless Your holy name for every past token of your kindness and forbearance. You are great and compassionate. Looking back I see Your greatness. I am a wonder to myself that You have spared me! Thank You for the wave of Your greatness. You dispensed mercy when nothing but wrath is deserved. "Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had long before now dwelt in silence. Your greatness is exceedingly great. Thank You. Abba Father! Command Your richest blessing this day on all whom I love, my church family, and let all my relatives be related to You in the common bonds of Your greatness. In Jesus name and for His sake I have prayed, amen.

 

You are Blessed!

Pastor Gideon

 

January 21st, 2022

Day 13

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Topic: The Waves of Greatness

 

Text: Lamentation 3:23-24 Through the Lord mercies we are not consumed. They are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.

 

The word renewal is not strange to us. We renew our vehicle tag every year. Doctors and nurses renew their license when due. Some of us renew our passport whenever is due. The implication of not renewing our vehicle tag means I will be driving without confidence. If our medical people fail to renew their license as at when due, they know the consequences.

 

Just think about the mercies of God, it is not monthly or yearly renewal, but 24 hours renewal. God is fully aware of occurrences of each day. When you are sleeping and slumbering, God is working on renewing the mercy for your day. It is not the head of the family that needs new mercy, rather it is everyone in the family. Each one of us receives fresh mercy every morning. What a mighty, mighty, loving and caring Father. You and I don't have hand in this renewal of mercy business, we are passive but God is active, and actively involved so that no miscalculation ever happen. He knows all, He is Omniscient!

 

Are you feeling lifted? Is your confidence building as we are climbing the year 2022 day by day? Confidently moving forward is based on the everlasting mercy of our Heavenly Father. You will know the truth and the truth will set you free” The truth will pump confidence in your heart, and you will be going out and taking steps with confidence. You will make decisions and your mind is settled because you know, you have a renewed mercy for the day. With the dawn of every day there dawn also the mercies of Jehovah, El-Shaddai

 

Prayer: O my Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word. Give me grace to walk more closely with You in this day and henceforth. Being forgiven much, and receiving daily mercies, may I love You all the more. May my life be one habitual effort of self-crucifixion and sin-crucifixion, seeking to consecrate my soul's best energies to Him who has wondrously "blot out as a thick cloud" all my transgressions. Hallelujah! Help me to be mindful of Your mercies which I receive every twenty four hours. May my life be a testimony for Your mercy. In Jesus name and for His sake I pray- amen!

 

You are blessed!

Pastor Gideon

 

January 20th, 2022

Day 12

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Waves of Mercy

 

Text: Lamentation 3:23-24 Through the Lord mercies we are not consumed. They are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.

These two verses are always in my mind. They bring peace of mind if truly understood. Please notice the word WE in our text. The WE represents the ones who have come under the shadow of the almighty through the Blood of Jesus.

 

I am the clay, my Heavenly Father is the Potter. The Potter has in mind what he wants to form, and after the formation, he burns it with enough heat as he dims fit. The virus and its variants are part of God’s design. Oh no, pastor that couldn't be! But let me listen to David, “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and who live in it”. Therefore it holds then that everything that happens in heaven or in earth is subject to God's command. God is doing something beyond human understanding and the more reason we keep our cool and know that He is God.

 

Before you woke up this morning, the heavenly Potter, your God has laid before you the mercy you need to make it through this day. They are new every morning. They are like manner in the wilderness, they appeared fresh every morning, because each needs new manner. The waves of mercy for you, your family, and the Body of Christ is fresh every morning. Hallelujah! The mercy is heavenly tailored for individuals whether old or young. How could anyone of us made it through a day in this jungle we call life if not for the waves of mercy? The waves of the mercy of the Lord, they cease not. They are new every morning! Thank You Jesus! Hallelujah

 

Prayer: O my Father in Heaven! Direct, control, suggest, this day all my thoughts and actions — that every power of my body, and every faculty of my mind, may unite in devotedness to Your sole service and glory. Shine upon my ways. May I this day get nearer to You. O God, May I feel at the close of this day that I have done something for You, that I have not insulted You mercy, that I have done something to promote the waves of mercy around me. Bless all my church members, my loved ones. Unite us together in bonds of holy fellowship here; and at last, in Your presence, may we be permitted to drink together of the streams of everlasting love. Father, I ask these in Jesus name and for His sake. Amen.

Pastor Gideon

 

January 19th, 2022

Day 11

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Waves of Kindness 

Text: Philippians 2:6-7 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 

God raised us up with Christ! You ask, how is that possible? I am still alive, and moving, and walking around like anybody. That is true, but the reality is God has raised you up with Christ, and made us seated with Christ in heavenly realm. That is the WAVE OF KINDNESS OF God. We may struggle with the statement but the reality is, as God placed Jesus at his right hand in heaven, so he has placed his people with him in heavenly places; i.e. places WHERE the privileges of heaven are dispensed, WHERE the air of heaven is breathed, WHERE the fellowship and the enjoyment of heaven are known, WHERE an elevation of spirit is experienced as if heaven were begun. These things are not brought to pass by any thing done by us, therefore all boasting is shut out. All is the free gift of God, and the effect of being quickened by His power HALLELUJAH. It was His purpose, to which He prepared us, by blessing us with the knowledge of His will, and His Holy Spirit producing such a change in us, that we should glorify God by our day today conduct, and perseverance in holiness.  

 

I say again, Confidently moving forward is not a tantalizing declaration, it is solidly based on the Lord, Jesus Christ. We are covered under the precious Blood, we are representing Christ here on earth. We are under the waves of God's kindness. Nothing can annul our esteemed position in Christ. Confidently move forward. God has your back! 

 

Prayer: Father in heaven! Sprinkle me this new morning with the precious blood of the covenant. May I feel all throughout the day the joy of being reconciled to God. May my heart be made a little sanctuary of praise because of your kindness toward me. May I breathe the atmosphere of heaven. May God Himself be so enthroned in my affections, that I may be enabled to say, in comparison with Him, of all that the world can give, "There is none upon the earth that I desire beside You." Heavenly Father, I leave all that belongs to me to You — "Undertake for them." Bless them and make them blessings. "Hide them under the shadow of Your wings" until earth's "calamities be over." Hear this my morning supplication; and when You hear, forgive. And all I ask is in Jesus' name and for His sake. Amen. 

Pastor Gideon

 

January 18th, 2022

Day 10

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.

"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Divine Benefits

Text: Ps. 103:1-5"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things!" Psalm 103:2-5

 

Confidently moving forward is our declaration. When I KNOW and RECKON on what God has done through my Lord, Jesus, I just want to shout HALLELUJAH and live rejoicing everyday. Let me closely pay attention to divine blessings already imputed in my account. Any one of them is worth more than all earth's treasures combined!

 

FORGIVEN! If we are not forgiven—we must rest forever under the burden of sin, a weight greater than all the mountains put together! But God forgives—and forgives all our sins—and forgives freely, fully and forever!

HEALED! If we are not healed—we must be sick forever, sick with the plague and leprosy of sin! But God heals—and heals all our evils, and heals completely!

REDEEMED! If we are not redeemed and saved from the snares and dangers of this ensnaring world—we never can reach heaven! But God keeps, rescues, and saves our life from all impending destructions! Hallelujah!

CROWNED! Earth's crowns are made of thorns, and at the best are only what the children call, 'play-crowns', for they are but of leaves that wither, or of gold and gems that will not last. But God crowns His people with crowns of love and compassion, which are real and radiant, which shall never fade—but shall shine forever, becoming crowns of eternal life and glory in heaven!

SATISFIED! This world cannot satisfy a heart's deepest cravings. Its possessions only make the hunger more intense! But God satisfies the souls of His people, and meets all their cravings and hungers with truly good and eternal realities! (J. R. Miller)

Do you truly believe these five spiritual benefits.

 

We are still in fasting period! Confidently moving forward is not a tantalizing declaration to stir up emotions , it is solidly based on the Lord, Jesus Christ. This is the more reason you cannot move forward on your own merit. Jesus Himself said, “Without me you can do nothing”

 

Prayer: O God, in the multitude of Your mercies I am again permitted to see the light of a new day. Thank You Lord! With another rising morning, I ask in the name of Jesus, to scatter all the clouds of sin and unbelief from my mind. O Eternal Father, open to my view bright glimpses of Yourself — sweet foretastes of those joys which "eye has not seen, nor ear heard." O! Heavenly Father, What I ask for myself I ask in behalf of all my family, and the body of Christ. Sprinkle each heart with the blood of the covenant. Today, Father, let every eye be directed to Jesus, and every footstep be pointing heavenward. Though separated from one another now, may we not be found gathered in different bundles on the great reaping-day of judgment. In Jesus name, amen

 

Pastor Gideon

 

January 17th, 2022

Day 9

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Waves of Love

 

Text: Jeremiah 31:3-The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Waves of our Father's love is still active. Let know that God’s love was not a temporary love, manifested to a single generation, but it was an everlasting love; I have loved you with an everlasting love! Take it to heart what you just read! The thought in this verse is that of a Deliverer who hears the cry of His people in the distance, and then draws near to help them. Jehovah enthroned in the heaven of heavens, hears the cry of the exiles by the waters of Babylon. He is still the same, the ancient of Days, who never grows weary or too tired to rescue His children. We have the right to take to ourselves the promises which are in the everlasting covenant, and to think of ‘the house of Israel’ and ‘the seed of Jacob’ as including us, ‘though Abraham be ignorant of us, but Jesus has brought us to the commonwealth of Israel.

 

Perhaps you will recall this song: Jehovah is Your name, 2x. Mighty warrior, great in battle, Jehovah is Your name.

 

Prayer: Blessed Jesus! — You are the Sun of my soul! — You are the Light of my life! — Shine upon me this morning with the "brightness of Your rising." Enable me to enjoy this day in union and communion with You. Let the presence of the Holy Spirit pervade all its duties, sanctify its blessings, and lighten its activities. O Jesus let this day be to me the sweetest and holiest of all thoughts, that You are ever with me. Even though I do not see You with my physical eyes, let the eye of faith discern Your gracious presence and the manifestations of Your nearness and love. Let that assurance of Your presence cancel every doubt, and dry every tear. O Jesus enable me to hear you say, "I am with you. I am with you now, I shall be with you "always" — and when the world is ended "I will" be there for you. Thank you Lord. For in Jesus name I pray this prayer, amen

 

You are blessed

Pastor Gideon

 

January 16th, 2022

Day 8

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Waves of Love

 

So fathomless, so boundless! (Octavius Winslow)

 
Christ is wonderful in His love.
 
Love was the first and eternal link in the golden
chain lowered from the highest throne in heaven
down to the lowest depth of earth.
 
That Christ should love us was the beginning of
wonders. When we endeavor to comprehend that
love, measure it, fathom it, scale it; we learn that
it has heights we cannot reach, depths we cannot
sound, lengths and breadths we cannot measure!
 
Such love,
such divine love,
such infinite love,
such everlasting love,
such redeeming, dying love,
is an Ocean whose eternal waves waft into our
fallen world every wonder of God and of heaven.
 
That Jesus should love such beings as us (me); that
He should love us (me) while we were (I was) yet sinners;
that He should set his heart upon us (me), choose us (me),
die for us (me), call us (me), and finally bring us (me) to glory,
knowing what we were (I was), and what we (I) should prove,
Oh, this is wondrous love indeed!
 
Plunge into this fathomless, boundless ocean of love,
O you sin burdened one! It will cover all your sins,
it will efface all your guilt; it will flood over all your
unworthiness; and, floating upon its golden waves,
it will gently waft you to the shore of eternal blessedness.
 
How often have you wondered why Christ should set
His heart upon such a one as you! And is it not a
wonder that, amid all your fickleness, backslidings,
cold, base returns, this love of God towards you has
not chilled or changed?
 
But do not rest, do not be satisfied with your present
limited experience of Christ's wonderful love. It is so
marvelously great. This Ocean of love is so fathomless,
boundless, and inexhaustible, you may plunge, with
all your infirmities, sin, and sorrow, into its fullness,
exclaiming, "O the depth Of His love!
(Octavius Winslow)
 
In this period fasting and prayer, let us confidently move forward. The well of love is deep, drink abundantly, brothers and sisters in Christ, you cannot exhaust it.
 
You are blessed.
 
Pastor Gideon

 

January 15th, 2022

Day 7

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;

I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Topic: Waves of Everlasting Covenant
 
Text: Isaiah 46:4- Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
 
The children of God who have been redeemed by the precious Blood of Jesus Christ have reasons to to rejoice and confidently move forward. Truly, we are in pandemic and the entire world is reeling under its weight, but we have an everlasting covenant and its waves cannot be terminated by a transient pandemic, and its variants. Everlasting covenant! The phrase "everlasting covenant" (or "perpetual covenant") is used no less than 16 times in the Old Testament plus once in the New Testament. It always refers to a covenant promise of God to man, made in grace, for only He can make an everlasting promise. This everlasting covenant covers all those who by faith have received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. You are covered under the irreducible and inexhaustible everlasting covenant. Listen to what God says to you, “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. (Thank You Jesus, my Lord)
 
Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen" (Hebrews 13:20-21).
 
In this period of fasting and prayer, I call on you to trust God, meditate on what you have read. His waves of Everlasting Covenant is still in force. Now you have every reason to rejoice, relax and know that underneath you is everlasting arm. Brothers and sisters, confidently move forward. And remember, “When men are cast down, then you shall say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.”
 
Pastor Gideon
 
Bible in a Year: Genesis 36-38; Matthew 10:21-42

 

January 14th, 2022

Day 6

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Waves of Mercy

 

Text: Job 22:9-When people are cast down, then you will say with confidence, lift up and the God will save the humble
 
We are in the midst of pandemic, and it is unnerving. Everyone is sitting on the edge. It was COVID19 we started with and now we have variants with different characteristics. The scientific community use the word wave quite often. We are all weary pilgrims and in times like these, we must remember and bring into the forefront of our hearts the word of the Lord, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. (Isaiah 43:2 ESV) They are talking about what they know and we must confidently speak about what we know as well. We know God who and in His unrelenting strength brought us to this very hour. You are still in control. Thank You. His promises will never fail. And remember that those who know their God shall be strong (be confident) and act valiantly.
 
We have stronger WAVES, waves of mercy that are potent than the waves of corona virus with its variants. The WAVES of mercy are always perfuming and dislodging the waves of pandemics and that is why you and I are still alive this morning. When they are talking about cast down we must say “be lifted in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ”. In the days of Moses, it is recorded that God worked all night to bring His people out of that mighty water. He is still with you. Today the noise of battle and tomorrow the victors song.
Courage, brothers and sisters, our God has never lost a battle. Confidently quote God's promises and move forward in His strength.
 
Prayer: O Lord our God, unto you we come this day. Thank You for the unseen waves of mercy that are paralyzing the power of different variants. Truly, Your word says, “And when the enemies shall come like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against them” Thank You Father. Keep us and our loved ones through this uncertain times, and we shall continue to manifest Your glory in Jesus name, amen.
 
Pastor Gideon
 
Bible in a Year: Genesis 33-35; Matthew 10:1-20

 

January 13th, 2022

Day 5

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: A heart-felt-Prayer

 

Text: I laid me down last night and slept — I awoke, for the Lord sustained me.
 
This prayer was said by John Macduff, and I believe we all need to pray it earnestly.
 
O, Eternal Father! I might never have seen this morning light. Mine might have been the midnight summons to meet a God in whose righteous presence I was all unfit and unprepared to stand. And yet I am again spared, a monument of Your goodness. Oh, enkindle a flame of undying gratitude to You, on the clay-cold altar of my heart. I mourn and lament that I am so little and so feebly affected by the magnitude of Your mercies, and especially by the riches of Your grace and love manifested in Jesus — that my affections are so little alive to the incalculable obligation under which I am laid to Him who has "loved me with an everlasting love." I am doubly Yours. Creation and redemption combine in claiming all I am, and all I have, for You and Your service. Good Lord, preserve me from the sin of insensibility to Your unwearied kindness — of taking Your mercies as matters for granted, and thus living in a state of independence of You. May my whole existence become a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving — may all my doings testify the sincerity and devotion of a heart feeling alive to every gift of the great Giver; and, especially, may I be so brought under the constraining influence of redeeming love, as to consecrate every power of my body and every faculty of my soul to Him who so willingly consecrated and shed His very life's blood for me.
 
Lord, this day shine upon me with the light of Your countenance; may every mercy I experience in the course of it be hallowed and sweetened by the thought that it comes from God. And, while ever mindful and thankful in the midst of present mercies, teach me to keep in view the crowning mercy of all — the hope of at last sharing Your presence and full fruition, and of joining in the eternal praise with the ransomed multitude above, who cease not day nor night to celebrate Your praises.
 
Bless all near and dear to me. Defend them by Your mighty power. Give them, too, gratitude for mercies past, and the sure and well-grounded hope of a glorious inheritance in that better world, where mercy is unmixed with judgment, and joy undarkened by sorrow. And all I ask in Jesus name and is for Jesus' sake. Amen.
 
"Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul."
KEEP THIS PRAYER AND PRAY IT OFTEN!
 
You are blessed
Pastor Gideon
 
Bible in Year: Genesis 31-32; Matthew 9:18-38

 

January 12th, 2022

Day 4

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: The Real Lifestyle

Text: Philippians 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

 
Paul's Christian life style has always impress me. He challenges me everyday, and I am always drawn to his uncompromising statements. In our text, he says, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” What an audacious statement! He was a life sold out for Christ. Any life lesser than that is a Christ-less life.
 
Paul’s confidence in the Lord was unwavering. Do I have this confidence? What about you? How did Paul come to this solid and unwavering confidence? He had a genuine encounter with Jesus. The believer did not always live to Christ. He began to do so when God the Holy Spirit convinced him of sin, and when by grace he was brought to see the dying Savior making an atonement for his guilt. Has the Holy Spirit opened your inner eyes to see yourself? From the moment of the new birth the man/woman begins to live to Christ. Paul’s words mean more than most of us think; they imply that the aim and end of his life was Christ—his life itself was Jesus. Jesus was his very breath, the soul of his soul, the heart of his heart, the life of his life. Can you say, as a professing Christian, that you live up to this idea? Can you honestly say that for you to live is Christ?
 
Confidently moving forward. Brethren, this can only happen when Jesus Christ is in control of my life.
 
Prayer: Lord, accept me; I here present myself, praying to live only in You and to You. I pray for the grace to stay close to You all the days of my life. In Jesus name, amen.

 

Pastor Gideon

 

January 11th, 2022

Day 3

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: The Invisible is Near

 

Text: Ezekiel 33:22-Now the hand of the Lord had been upon me in the evening, before the refugees came. And He opened my mouth at the time they came to me in the morning; so my mouth was opened and I was no longer speechless.

 

“Now the hand of the Lord was upon me in…”

God's hand is upon us in different ways. In the way of correction if so,  it is mine to consider the reason of such a visitation, and look unto Him from where my spring is. In the way of direction, it is mine to listen and be prayerful. In the way of chastening, it is mine to say “I am Your servant enable me to stand still”.

But the hand of the Lord may also be felt in another manner, strengthening the soul and lifting the spirit upward towards eternal things. What a moment! A sense of the divine presence, it's precious, and an awe inspiring moment when the soul soars upon the wings of eagles. At such times we are full to the brim with spiritual joy, and forget the cares and sorrows of earth; the invisible is near, and the visible loses its power over us. O that a hallowed season of divine communion may be yours and mine me this day! The Lord knows that I need it very greatly. What about you? My graces languish, my faith is weak, my devotion is cold; all these are reasons why His healing hand should be laid upon me. His hand can cool my tension. That glorious right hand which moulded the world can recreate my mind; the unwearied Hand which bears the earth’s huge pillars up can sustain my spirit. The  loving hand which encloses all the saints can protect me; and the mighty hand which breaks in pieces the enemy can subdue my sins. Why should I not feel that hand touching me this day? Come, my soul, be still in the presence of God and confidently move forward!

 

Prayer: Father in heaven, Creator of heaven and earth. You have redeemed us from the curse of the Law through the precious Blood of Jesus. Grant us the grace to be still in times like these. As our Heavenly Father you have calmed the storm in the past, you have calmed it even in our time. Lord, calm the storm of this virus, and let Your people come out of it. Heal those who are in hospitals, protect our medical people. Be glorified Lord. In Jesus name amen.

 

Pastor Gideon

 

January 10th, 2022

Day 2

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Call to Duty in Virtual Space

Text: We must do the works of Him who sent Me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work." John 9:4
 
Confidently moving forward, not in our strength but in God’s strength, let us be employed by Him. Yes, we are on virtual space, but we must rigorously engage in the work of the Lord. Find something to do in the House of God. There is always something to do. Do what you can for the glory of God. "No one flower makes a garden, but altogether the fair blossoms of spring create a paradise of beauty. Let all the Lord's flowers contribute in their proportion to the beauty of the Garden of the Lord." Spurgeon.
 
An old Saint of God whom I come to admire wrote: "We are all in this world on divine missions, we are all sent from God to take some specific part in blessing the world. To do this—we have just a day of time. A day is a brief time. It is a fixed time. When the sun comes to his going down, no power in the universe can prolong his stay for one minute." He goes further:
 
"Yet the day is long enough for God's plan. The sun never sets too soon for His purpose. Each life is long enough for the little part of the world's work allotted to it. This is true even of the infant that lives only an hour, merely coming into this world, smiling its blessing, and flying away. It is true of the child, of the young man or young woman, of him who dies in the maturity of his powers with his hands yet full of unfinished tasks. No one can ever offer as an excuse for an unfinished life-work, that the time given to him was too short. It is always long enough, if only every moment of it is filled with simple faithfulness. To have our work completed at the end, we must do it while the day lasts, for there will be no opportunity afterward. If we are living earnestly, we shall live all the time under the pressure of the consciousness, that the time is short. We must not waste nor lose a moment. Soon it will be night—when we cannot work!" (J. Miller)
 
Saints of God, and beloved of God, our declaration, CONFIDENTLY MOVING FORWARD speaks volumes. Make yourself available, put yourself in the path of BLESSEDNESS. Work for God and He will work for you. Do not be idle, do not slack in your service to God. "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up" (Gal.6:9) In another text Paul said, "Therefore, my beloved brothers, and sisters, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord." (1Cor.15:58)
 
 
 
God bless you and remember, He will call to mind your sacrifices.
You are blessed
 
 
Pastor Gideon

 

January 9th, 2022

Day 1

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Remember me, O God!

 
Text: Read on
 
As we commence our 21 days of fasting and prayer, let us wholeheartedly reflect over the following verses. God will speak to you. Here comes another Year! Another opportunity to be my best for God’s utmost. All the days seem alike as they come to us; says J.R. Miller, but each day (Year) comes with its own opportunities, its own calls to duty, its own privileges, holding out hands offering us radiant gifts. The day (year) passes—and never comes again. Other days as bright may come—but that day (Year) never comes a second time. If we do not take just then the gifts it offers—we shall never have another opportunity to get them, and shall always be poorer for what we have missed. We need to be alert to take quickly from each day (Year), the blessing which it brings.
 
Read these verses contemplatively. When a verse strikes a chord in you, pause and pray, the Holy Spirit, has something for you. I pray, that you will hear Him and trust Him to do more than what you ask or think. This is what the Lord says, "I remember your youthful loyalty, our love as newlyweds. You stayed with me through the wilderness years, stuck with me through all the hard places. (Jer. 2:2) -- I will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you (Ezek. 16:60) -- I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you… for I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope (Jer. 29:10,11)
 
As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts (Isa.55:9) -- I would seek God and I would place my cause before God Who does great and unsearchable things wonders without number (Job 5:8,9)-- Many O LORD my God are the wonders which Thou hast done and Thy thoughts toward us. There is none to compare with Thee. If I would declare and speak of them, they would be too numerous to count.(Ps. 40:5)
 
I believe. God has spoken and that is sufficient. If we cannot depend on His word, we would not be convinced by any work. “He hath said,” and if God’s Word is not enough, nothing else would ever be enough.
What did God say to you? Stand on it, possess your possession and look unto Him, you will not be ashamed.
 
YOU ARE HIGHLY FAVORED
 
Pastor Gideon

 

January 8th, 2022

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.

He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Record the Mercies of God

 

Text: Psalm 89:1-I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.

 

You have performed Your words: for You are righteous.” I read the story of Frances Ridley Havergal, who kept a journal of mercies. She had a record book, and she crowded it with her remembrances of God’s goodness. She was always on the look-out for tokens of the Lord’s grace and bounty, and she found them everywhere. Everywhere she had communion with a covenant-keeping God. The Bible became to her more and more the history of her own life and experience. Promise after promise told the story of her own triumphs. She appropriated the goodness of God, and she set her own seal to the testimony that God is true.

Many a complaining life would be changed into music and song by a journal of mercies. Many a fear can be dispersed by a ready remembrance. Memory can be made the handmaid of confidence. Yesterday’s blessing can kindle the courage of to-day. That is the purposed ministry of “the days that have been.” We are to bind the strength of our experiences to the tasks and burdens of to-day, and in the remembrance of God’s providences we shall confidently move forward in the strength of the Lord.

 

Think about His grace, think about His goodness, that brought you to this point. God is not man, He will carry us all the days of our lives. You are blessed.

 

Bible in a Year: Genesis 20-22; Matthew 6:19-34

 
Pastor Gideon

 

January 7th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

Topic: Tell it as it is

Text: Deut. 1:31-The LORD your God carried you, just as a man carries his son, in all the way which you have walked, until you came to this place (2022) Pro. 3:26- For the LORD shall be your confidence and shall keep your foot from being taken.

 

How did we make it to this year? Why were we not consumed with all that is going on around the world? The answer is found in our text. “The LORD your God carried you, just as a man carries his son, in all the way which you have walked, until you came to this place (2022) A man was healed by Jesus, and he requested that he would like to follow Jesus, but Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”(Mark 5:19) Jesus refuses, and contrary to His usual practice, bids the healed one go and spread the news, as a kind of missionary to Decapolis (ten villages), as the Twelve were to Galilee. Among us NBGC members, the dead is walking among us. He did it again among us. We have seen the miracle of God among us. Why should we keep quiet? Tell your friends, your co-workers, let us honor God for the miracle we witnessed. Have we forgotten the ten lepers? This is no backbiting, this is telling what you see. We are giving God the glory and not man. The Lord did not allow the seat of our sister to be vacant among the living saints. Even you and I are preserved for the glory of God. Tell it as it is!

 

The Lord has given the ground for our confidence, therefore, let us confidently move forward.

For the LORD shall be your confidence and shall keep your foot from being taken. Hallelujah

 

Happy and Christlike lifestyle be yours every day, in Jesus name, amen!

Bible in a Year: Genesis 18-19; Matthew 6:1-18

Pastor Gideon

 

January 6th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."

I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

 

Topic: Isaiah 41:10-Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

 

It’s a great blessing watching a toddler exploring and conquering territories around them. I see a lot in my grandson. Nothing terrifies him, when you are around him. He moves, he swings around, and our limited eyes follow him around. Brethren we have a Father, who is boundless in power, who is all-seeing, all-knowing, He never sleeps nor slumber, no blind spot with Him, nothing stops Him from performing any wonder He wants to perform. He has no committee to consult with. “I am God I change not” Now you can confidently move forward! The only thing that may terrify you is when you choose to do it your way. The fact is that God gives unexpected strength when unusual trials come upon us. We rise out from our feeble selves. Cowards play the man, unwise ones have wisdom given them, and the silent receive in the self-same hour what they shall speak, my own weakness makes me shrink, but God's promise makes me brave. Lord, strengthen me "according to thy word."

 

LISTEN, “So now, give me this MOUNTAIN that the Lord promised me that day. True, the Anakim are there with large fortified cities, as you yourself heard that day. But if the Lord is with me, I should be able to remove them, exactly as the Lord promised.” I charge you this morning in the name of the Lord, confidently move forward! Lay hold on God unchanging word, and you shall fulfill your destiny.

 

Happy and Christlike lifestyle be yours every day, in Jesus name, amen!

 

Bible in a Year: Genesis 16-17; Matthew 5:27-48

 

 

Pastor Gideon

 

January 5th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

 

Topic: Personal Claim

Text: 2Cor. 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new!

 

I am a Christian. I am a new creation. I have a new heart and new nature. So great is the change which the grace of God makes in my soul, that old things are passed away: 1) old thoughts, 2) old principles, old opinions and 3) old practices--are passed away; and all these things have become new. Regenerating grace creates a new world in my soul--all things are new, Hallelujah.

 

As a renewed man/woman I act from new principles. I live by new rules, with new ends, and in new company. Let us remember not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold I make all things new. If God say, “I make all things new” Who can bring any charge to God’s elect" Who can alter what God has decreed? All accusations against you have no merit, they are groundless, and no substance to them in view of the Precious Blood of Jesus. “There is no magic curse against Jacob_________(your name) and no divination against Israel__________(your name). It will now be said about Jacob __________(your name) and Israel__________(your name), “What great things God has done!”

 

You can confidently move forward. You can confidently intercede for others. You can confidently pray and stand your ground before God.

 

Bible in a Year: Genesis 13-15; Matthew 5:1-26

 

Pastor Gideon

 

January 4th, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.

I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE

In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Confidently Moving Forward

Topic: Engage your Mind in with the right thought

Text: Brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

 

The mind is the battleground where our enemy attacks us most. He can do more damage to a believer through the mind than he could ever do in any other area of our lives because it is in the mind where our actions are reactions are born.

 

Have you noticed how thoughts of varying kinds come to your mind? Have you noticed that there are other thoughts that just descend on you, which you may call unsolicited thoughts? This is the reason behind the apostle Paul statement, “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

 

“Therefore, from now on, brothers and sisters, if anything is excellent and if anything is admirable, focus your thoughts on these things: all that is true, all that is holy, all that is just, all that is pure, all that is lovely, and all that is worthy of praise. (CEB)

 

Let us remember we are in the rank and file of those who have gone before us, Elijah, Esther, Ruth, Peter, Paul, James, etc. Let us confidently match forward in the year 2022, for the Lord our God is ahead of us.

 

Happy and Christlike lifestyle be yours every day, in Jesus name, amen!

 

Bible in a Year: Genesis 10-12; Matthew 4

Pastor Gideon

 

January 3rd, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Confidently Moving Forward

Text: Deuteronomy 11:11-12-The land whither ye go to possess it is a land of hills and valleys and drinks water of the rain of heaven; a land which the Lord your God cares for: the eyes of the Lord are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even to the end of the year.

 

Today, first day of work week, brothers and sisters, we stand upon the verge of the unknown. There lies before us the new year and we are going forth to possess it in the name of Jesus. Who can tell what we shall find? What new experiences, what changes shall come, what new needs shall arise? But here is the cheering, comforting, gladdening message from our Heavenly Father, "The Lord thy God cares for it." Therefore, we can confidently move forward!

All our supply is to come from the Lord. Here are springs that shall never dry; here are fountains and streams that shall never be cut off or muddled up. Here anxious one, is the gracious pledge of the Heavenly Father. If He be the Source of our mercies, they can never fail us, Hallelujah. No heat, no drought can parch that river, "the streams whereof make glad the city of God." The land (2020) is a land of hills and valleys. It is not all smooth nor all downhill. The reality is, if life were all one smooth level the sameness would oppress us; we want the hills and the valleys. We serve the God of hills and valleys. The hills collect the rain for a hundred fruitful valleys. Ah, so it is grace and brings down the shower of blessing; the hills, the bleak hills of life that we wonder at and perhaps grumble at, bring down showers. How many have perished in the wilderness, buried under its golden sands, who would have lived and thriven in the hill-country; how many would have been killed by the frost, blighted with winds, swept desolate of tree and fruit but for the hill- stern, hard, rugged, so steep to climb. God's hills are a gracious protection for His people against their foes! We cannot tell what the year holds but we know and worship the God of heaven, our Father, who holds the future. Therefore, let us trust Him, and confidently move forward.

The Father comes near to take our hand and lead us on our way this year. It shall be a good, a blessed new year, in Jesus name. Amen.

Bible in a Year: Genesis 7–9; Matthew 3

Pastor Gideon

 

January 2nd, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: The Word that heals and gives light

Please read meditatively

The LORD your God carried you, just as a man carries his son, in all the way which you have walked, until you came to this place (2022)

I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to Myself --In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them; And He lifted them and carried them all the days of old --Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that hovers over its young, He spread His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions. The LORD alone guided him

Even to your old age, I shall be the same, and even to your graying years I shall bear you! I have done it, and I shall carry you; and I shall bear you, and I shall deliver you --For such is God, our God forever and ever; He will guide us until death.

Cast your burden upon the LORD, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken-- Do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on --For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things

Thus far the LORD has helped us.

(Dt 1.31Ex 19.4.--Is 63.9.-- Dt 32.1112Is. 46.4.--Ps. 48.14.Ps. 55.22.--Mt. 6.25321Sa. 7.12.)

The Bible in a YearGenesis 4–6; Matthew 2

Pastor Gideon

 

January 1st, 2022

Declaration: Confidently Moving Forward

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2022 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.

Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: It Doesn’t Belong to the Attic

 

Text: Luke 2:14- Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!

 

Around October one can smell Christmas in the air. Departmental stores from Hardware to software stores, clinics, hospitals, offices, from main street to backyard alley, one can sense that Christmas in the air. Some dressed, “Baby Jesus” in little cribs with hey and dummy sheep in the locally made manger. I don’t know about your community, but many homes were decked with Christmas wreaths around here. In the next few days all the decorations will be boxed up and placed in the attic.

 

As we made our homes beautiful and attractive, let us not allow the love and peace of God to end up in the attic. Let not your joy go into the attic till next Christmas. It doesn’t belong there! The Psalmist says let the beauty of the Lord be upon us. Let us allow His love to mold and guide us in our daily activities, and let us heed the word of the prophet Isaiah which says, “Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you”

Happy and Christlike lifestyle be yours every day, in Jesus name, amen!

Let us engage our mind by reading the entire Bible this Year

The Bible in a Year at your spare time: January 1- Genesis 1-3; Matthew 1

Pastor Gideon

 

December 31st, 2021

AFFIRMATION:

I am a Christian and Kingdom minded.
I am strong and courageous.
I do not fear neither am I afraid of the devil, for the Lord my God is with me.
He will not fail me. He will not forsake me.
He is my light as I navigate my way through this year.
"I AM BOLD IN MY ACTIONS KNOWING THAT GOD IS WITH ME."
I thank Him for the past, I trust Him for today and I believe Him for the future;
I shall be refreshed and flourish by His word everyday because:
My day starts and ends with Him.
I shall worship Him in 2021 in the splendor of His Holiness and tremble before Him.
Now unto You O GOD, who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory with exceeding joy, to You, the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and evermore.
I AM IMMORTAL UNTIL MY WORK IS DONE
In Jesus name. Amen!

 

Topic: Another Year! Blessed be the name of the LORD

 

Text: Genesis 1:14- Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; Gen. 8:22- “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night. Shall not cease.”

 

If you know this song, sing it! If you don't know it, read it and I pray that the Holy Spirit will minister to you.

 

1. Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be
In working or in waiting, another year with Thee;
Another year of progress, another year of praise,
Another year of proving Thy presence all the days.

  1. Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace,
    Another year of gladness in the shining of Thy face;
    Another year of leaning upon Thy loving breast;
    Another year of trusting, of quiet, happy rest.
  2. Another year of service, of