What Will Be The Character Of Our Resurrection Bodies – Spiritual Reading

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1. First of all, we know that the body which is raised will not be exactly the same body that it was when it was laid in the grave.


This appears from I Cor. 15:35-38: “But some will say, how are the dead raised? And with what manner of body do they come? Thou foolish one, that which thou thyself sowest is not quickened, except it die: and that which thou sowest, thou sowest not in the body that shall be, but a bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other kind; but God giveth it a body even as it pleased him, and to each seed a body of its own.” 


Here we are told that our bodies when they are raised will not be exactly the same as our bodies when they are buried, any more than the wheat that springs from the kernel of wheat that is planted is the same as the kernel that was planted. But just as what grows from the seed comes from the seed and bears the most intimate relation to the seed, so our resurrection bodies come from the body that is buried and bear the most intimate relation to it.


The resurrection body is the outcome of the body that is buried. It is the old body quickened and transformed; or, as Paul puts it in Phil. 3:20, 21: “Jesus Christ . . . shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself.”


2. The next thing that the Bible teaches about our resurrection bodies is that they are like the glorified body of Jesus Christ.


This appears from the verses just quoted, Phil. 3:20, 21: “The Lord Jesus Christ . . . shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the work whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself.” 


Christ’s resurrection body was not the same body that was laid in the sepulchre. It was the old body transformed and delivered from the limitations of the body that He had while living here among men, and new qualities imparted to it, and our bodies will also be transformed into the likeness of this glorious body of Christ and thus delivered from the limitations to which they are subjected now, and new qualities imparted to them.


It will be a transformed body; the character of its transformation is indicated by the transformation that took place in the body of Jesus Christ. Some suggestion as to what that transformed body of Jesus Christ was like is found in that anticipation of His resurrection which was seen by Peter, James and John on the mount of transfiguration.


Matthew in his description of the appearance of Jesus at His transfiguration, tells us that “His face did shine as the sun, and his garments [became white as the light” (Matt. 17:2). Luke tells us that “the fashion of his countenance was altered and His raiment became white and dazzling” (Luke 9:29). Mark tells us that “He was transfigured before them: and his garments became glistering, exceeding white; so as no fuller on earth can whiten them” (Mark 9:2, 3).


3. The next thing that we are told about our resurrection bodies is that they will not be flesh and blood.


In I Cor. 15:50, 51 we read, “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” Paul is here talking about our resurrection bodies. It is in the resurrection chapter he says this, and he distinctly tells us that our resurrection bodies will not be “flesh and blood.”


4. But while our resurrection bodies will not be “flesh and blood,” they will have “flesh and bones.” 


This appears from what our Lord Himself says about His own resurrection body in Luke 24:39. Here we read that Jesus said: “See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones as ye behold me having.” 


As our resurrection bodies are to be transformed into the likeness of His, we also must have “flesh and bones” in our resurrection bodies. Some have fancied that they saw a contradiction between what our Lord says here and what Paul says in the passage quoted above (I Cor.15:50, 51), but there is no contradiction. “Flesh” we shall have, but not “flesh and blood,” i.e., not flesh, the animating principle of which is blood.


The question arises, What takes the place of the blood in our resurrection bodies? The answer seems to be that in the present life, “blood is the life” of the natural body, but in the life to come our bodies are to be, as we are told elsewhere in this same chapter, “spiritual bodies,” i.e., bodies, the animating principle of which is the Spirit of God, not our own blood. Our not having “blood” in our resurrection bodies involves many great and glorious possibilities, upon which we cannot dwell now.


5. In the fifth place (and closely connected with 3 and 4), our resurrection bodies will be incorruptible.


We read in I Cor. 15:42: “So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption.” The thought of this word “incorruption” is that the body is not subject to decay, it is imperishable.


Our present bodies are decaying all the time. We are perishing every day and every minute. My present body is disintegrating while I talk to you. But the bodies that we shall receive in the resurrection will be absolutely free from the liability to corruption or decay. They cannot disintegrate or suffer decay or deterioration of any kind.


6. The next thing that we are taught about the resurrection body is that it is a glorious body.


This comes out in the first part of the following verse, I Cor. 15:43, “It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory.” Some idea of the glory, the [glorious beauty, of that body is suggested by the representation of our glorified Lord that we have in Rev. 1:13-17: “And in the midst of the candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot and girt about the breasts with a golden girdle. And his head and his hair were white as white wool, white as snow, and his eyes were as a flame of fire and his feet like unto burnished brass, as if it had been refined in a furnace, and his voice as the voice of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as one dead, and he laid his right hand upon me saying, Fear not; I am the first and the last.” Our resurrection bodies will be like that.


7. Furthermore, our resurrection bodies will be powerful.


Or as we read in the last half of this same verse (1 Cor. 15:43), “It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.” Then all our weariness and weakness will be forever at an end. In our present bodies our bodies are oftentimes a hindrance to our highest aspirations, they thwart the carrying out of our loftiest purposes, we cannot put into execution our loftiest purposes, “the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” But in our resurrection bodies the body will be able to accomplish all that the spirit purposes. The redeemed body will be a perfect counterpart of the [redeemed spirit that inhabits it. No deafness, dimsightedness nor blindness, no tired hands and feet, no maimed soldier boys coming home from the war.


8. It will be a heavenly body. 


This appears from the 47th to the 49th verses of this same chapter. “The first man is of (literally, out ofthe earth, earthy: the second man is of (literally, out ofheaven: as is the earth, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.” The thought plainly is that our present bodies are of an earthly origin and an earthly character, but that the transformed body will be of a heavenly character.


Paul explains it at length in 2 Cor. 5:1-4 where he says, “For we know that if the earthly house of our tabernacle be dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens. For verily in this (i.e., in this present earthly house, earthy body) we groan, longing to be clothed upon with our habitation which is from heaven (i.e., our heavenly body): if so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For indeed we that are in this tabernacle (i.e., in the present earthy body) groan, being burdened; not for that we would be unclothed, but that we would be clothed upon (i.e., with our heavenly body), that what is mortal may be swallowed up of life.”


9. Our transformed bodies will be luminous, shining, dazzling, bright like the sun. 


This is seen in many passages. For example, Matt. 13:43, “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.” This is to be taken literally for it is in the interpretation of the parable and not in the parable. This suggests what we have already seen about the transfigured body of Jesus in Matt. 17:2, where we are told that “His face did shine as the sun, and his garments became white as the light.” We have the same thought also in the Old Testament in Dan. 12:3, where we are told, “And they that are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.” 


They shall shine literally as well as figuratively. Some suggestion of what the luminous glory of our faces and forms in our resurrection bodies will be is seen in the light that Paul tells us that he saw beaming from the person of Jesus when the glorified Jesus met him on the Damascus road. In Paul’s description of what he saw on that occasion, as given in Acts 26:12, 13, we read, “Whereupon as I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests, at midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining around about me and them that journeyed with me.” The light that Saul saw, as is evident from the whole account, was the light that shone from the person of our glorified Lord, [and in our resurrection bodies we shall be like Him.


10. Three interesting facts regarding our resurrection bodies are stated in Matt. 22:30 and Luke 20:35, 36.


In Matt. 22:30 we read: “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as angels in heaven.” In Luke 20:35, 36 we read: “But they that are counted worthy to attain to that world, and the resurrection of the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: for neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.” Taking these two passages together, we learn that our resurrection bodies are like the angels, that we do not marry in our resurrection bodies and that these bodies cannot die any more.


11. Though all these resurrection bodies are glorious, they differ from one another, each one having its own peculiar glory. 


This appears from 1 Cor. 15:41, 42: “There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection from the dead.” Glorious as all our bodies shall be, there will be no tiresome uniformity even of glory in the world of resurrection bodies. Each body will have its own peculiar glory.


12. Let us say finally in regard to the character of our resurrection body, that the resurrection of our body will be the consummation of our adoption, i.e., of our placing as sons, our manifestations as sons of God.


In Rom. 8:23 we read: “We, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for our adoption (i.e., our placing as sons), to wit, the redemption of our body.” 


The resurrection body will be the consummation of our placing as sons, i.e., in the resurrection body it will be outwardly manifested that we are sons of God. Before His incarnation Christ was “in the form of God.” (Phil. 2:6), i.e., in the visible appearance of God. So shall we also be in the resurrection, for our bodies shall be like His.


This throws light upon what Paul meant when he said in Col. 3:4: “When Christ, who is our life, shall be manifested, then shall we also with him be manifested in glory.” And also it throws light on what John meant when he says in I John 3:2, R. V.“Beloved, now are we the children of God, and it is not yet made manifest what we shall be. We know that, if he shall be manifested, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”


Excerpt From – The Fundamental Doctrines Of The Christian Faith By Reuben Archer Torrey.



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1. First of all, the Bible teaches us that the [Devil is a person.


This comes out in our second text, 1 John 3:8: “The devil sinneth.” Only a person can sin. When we say that the Devil is a person we do not mean that necessarily he has a body, certainly not such a body as he is pictured as having in various paintings and engravings that are supposed to represent the Devil. A person is any being who knows and feels and wills. When we say that the Devil is a person we mean that he is a being who has intelligence, feeling and will, that he is not a mere principle of evil.


The personality of the Devil is taught over and over again in the Bible. Just a few illustrations in addition to our texts. Turn again to Matt. 13:19: “When any one heareth the word of God, and understandeth it not, then cometh the evil one, and snatcheth away that which hath been sown in his heart.” 


The representation of this passage is the representation of a person. He is called “The Evil One,” not merely “evil,” but “The Evil One,” which of course is the representation of a person. If evil is only impersonal, or if it only works through human beings, these words of our Lord Jesus would be without meaning.


The personality of the Devil comes out again very clearly and very forcibly in Eph. 6:10-12: “Finally, brethren, be strong in the Lord and the strength of his might. (11) Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (12) For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” 


Here Paul distinctly tells us that the great reason why we need to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might and why we need to put on the whole armour of God, is because there is a being of great cunning, subtlety and power, a person named “The Devil,” and that this being has under him a multitude of other personalities of such dignity and power as to be called by the titles: “principalities,” “powers,” “world rulers,” “spiritual hosts of wickedness.”


Beyond a question our Lord Jesus, and the Apostle Peter and the Apostle John and the Apostle Paul believed in and taught the existence of a personal Devil. If there is not a personal Devil we may as well give up our Bible, for in that case it is a book that is full of folly and of fraud. If there is not a personal Devil we must give up our belief in the inspired authority of the Apostle Paul, the Apostle Peter, the Apostle John, and we must give up our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


No intelligent student of the Bible can retain his faith in the inspiration and authority of that Book, or his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, if he gives up belief in the existence of a personal Devil. As intelligent men and women, we must take our choice between believing in the existence of a personal Devil or giving up our faith in Jesus Christ and Christianity. Any system of doctrine that denies the existence of a personal Devil is radically unchristian whatever name it may arrogate to itself.


2. The second thing that the Bible teaches as to the nature of the Devil, is that, the Devil is a being of very great power and authority.


This comes out in the verses we have just read, Eph. 6:10, 11: “Finally be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (11) Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” These words make it clear that the Devil is so mighty that the people of God cannot resist his cunning wiles without having on the whole armour of God, and it is also evident from the 10th verse that we cannot resist his power unless we are strengthened with the strength of God.


And this is not all: in the 12th verse we read: (12) “For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” 


These are tremendous words. If they mean anything, they certainly mean that there are beings of great authority and dignity who are under the leadership of the one supreme being of evil, the Devil. The conflict that we have on hand as believers in Christ is terrific. The conflict that the Allies have on hand with the mighty military forces of the Kaiser is nothing to the battle we have on hand with the Devil and his hosts.


We are fools if we underestimate the battle. On the other hand, we must not over-estimate it. While our conflict is with the Devil, and while our wrestling is against “the principalities,” against “the powers,” against “the world-rulers,” against “the spiritual hosts of wickedness,” nevertheless He that is for us is far mightier than they. The Devil is mighty but our Saviour is almighty.


It is quite possible for one to become morbid over this subject of the Devil, and to become utterly discouraged and even deranged. That is entirely unnecessary and unwarranted. While our conflict is with the Devil and his mighty hosts, God has provided for us a strength and an armour whereby we may “be able to quench all the fiery darts of the Evil One” and to “withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand” (v. 13).


3. The third thing that the Bible teaches us as to the Nature of the Devil is that, the Devil is a being of great majesty and dignity of position.


Turn to Jude 8, 9: “Yet in like manner these also in their dreamings defile the flesh, and set at nought dominion, and rail at dignities (the literal translation of the Greek word rendered dignities is “glories“). (9) But Michael the Archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing judgment, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.”


From these words it is evident that the position of the Devil was so exalted that even Michael the archangel did not dare to bring a railing judgment against him. The context seems to imply that the position of the Devil was more exalted than that of Michael the archangel himself. The Devil of the Bible is not at all the Devil of common thought. He is not a being hideous in appearance, with hoofs and horns and tail. He is not even the being pictured by Milton or Bunyan.


He is a being of very great original majesty and dignity, a being of great wisdom and power. When people talk lightly and contemptuously about the Devil they display gross ignorance of what the Bible teaches about him. It is true that he is evil in character and therefore called “The Evil One” (John 5:19, R. V.). It is true he is a liar and a murderer (John 8:44), it is true that he is full of malignity (II Cor. 4:4): but he is a being of great dignity and majesty, so that even Michael the archangel durst not bring against him a railing accusation.


4. The Bible teaches furthermore that the Devil is “the prince of this world.” 


Our Lord Jesus Himself taught this. He says in John 12:31: “Now is the judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out.” The Greek word translated “world” in this passage is kosmos, and the thought is of the present world order, and our Lord’s teaching is that the Devil is the prince of this present world order.


We have the same teaching of our Lord in John 14:30, where we read: “I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world cometh: and he hath nothing in me.” These words of our Lord [are found in what many regard as the most precious chapter in the Bible, the 14th chapter of John, and if we give up this teaching of our Lord regarding Satan we must give up, not merely the Bible as a whole, but this most precious chapter in the Bible. We find the Lord teaching the same thing again on that same night, the night before His crucifixion, in John 16:11 where he says: “The prince of this world is judged”—the evident reference being to Satan.


How the Devil came to be Prince of this world it may be impossible for us to say, but that he is so admits of no question, if we are to accept the teaching of Jesus Christ, and any one who will study the ruling principles of commercial life, of political life, of social life, and above all of international relations, to such an one it will become perfectly evident that the Devil is the one who is master of the present order of things.


If we ever doubted before that there was a Devil, and just such a Devil as the Bible pictures, we can scarcely doubt it now, when we consider the action of the rulers of the earth in this present mad world war. How could beings so intelligent in matters of science and philosophy and economics as the present rulers of Germany are, ever be guilty of plunging the nations of the earth into this mad war?


There is but one reasonable answer: because there is a Devil who rules the present Kosmos, or world order, and he controls the Kaisers and the Reichstags of the world and will until the true Prince comes, the Prince of Peace, our Lord Jesus Christ.


Excerpt From – The Fundamental Doctrines Of The Christian Faith By Reuben Archer Torrey.



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1 John 3:8: “The Devil Sinneth.” The Bible doctrine concerning the Devil, his Existence, Nature, Character, Work and Destiny is a fundamental doctrine of the Christian faith, and is of vital importance. The teaching of the Bible on this subject is not a mere matter of theory or dogma. It is a matter of most practical every day importance.


Experience shows that if men are in error in regard to this subject, they are pretty sure to be in error on other questions that are fundamental. When men and women begin to question the existence of a personal Devil it is pretty sure that before long they will be questioning a good many other things regarding which a true child of God should have no questions. Doubt of the existence of a personal Devil is widespread to-day.


Many preachers in supposedly orthodox pulpits do not hesitate to say, “I do not believe in the existence of a personal Devil.” Denial of the existence of a personal Devil is one of the main points in the system which is so widespread to-day, and which is doing so much evil, that with considerable reason it has been called “The Devil’s Masterpiece”—Christian Science.


A well-known and popular pastor in this city some months ago proclaimed to his people that he was going to preach to them a gospel “without an atonement of blood, without an infallible Bible, without hell, and without a personal Devil.” If he does preach to them a system of doctrine without any of these he will preach some other system of doctrine than that which is contained in the book, which our Lord Jesus Christ has endorsed as the Word of God, i.e., the Bible.


He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 

1 John 3:8

You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. 

John 8:44

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The Character Of The Devil.


As to the character of the Devil, the Bible teaches us that he is a being absolutely wicked. In Matt. 13:19 he is called, “The Wicked One.” That is to say, he is one who is the personal embodiment of absolute wickedness. In I John 5:19 R. V. also he is called “The Wicked One.” God is “The Holy One,” that is to say the One who is the personal embodiment of perfect holiness. The Devil is just His opposite, the personal embodiment of consummate wickedness.


The Devil is to evil what God is to good. In I John 3:8, we read: “He that doeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. To this end was the son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” This does not mean that the Devil sinned from the very origin of all things and that he was created sinful, for we learn from Ezek. 28:15 that the Devil was created upright. The verse does mean, however, that Satan is the original sinner.


The expression “from the beginning” is characteristic of the epistle from which these words are taken and does not necessarily mean from the origin of things (see for example verse 11). In a similar way we are told in one of our texts—John 8:44—that the Devil was a murderer from the beginning and [274]that he is “A liar and the father of it.” There is absolutely “no truth in him.” So much for the nature and character of the Devil.


You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

John 8:44


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“And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret.”

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2. Are you a sign seeker?

“And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. 30 For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.”

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3. Are you a food seeker?

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“And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.”
34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, 35 I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it. 36 Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.” 37 Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!”
38 So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail. 39 David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them.” So David took them off.

1 Samuel 17:33-39

It does not matter who start the race the most important thing is who finish the race. Though some have gone ahead of you now it is not an issue the most important thing is the end. A winner is not border about the beginning because Job 8: 7 says, Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase. Building a winning mentally is a sure way to live a productive life.

Every challenges you encounter in life is to charge you in order to be in charge of your destiny. A winner is charged in the atmosphere of challenges because Proverb 23:18 says For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. Winning mentally is the characteristic way of thinking about obtaining victorious result.

In this edition we shall be looking at how to build a winning mentality. Therefore, building a winning mentality required the following : The strength of your Knowledge, The strength of your Faith and The strength of your Vision.

To live a triumphant life is to be adequately informed about God’s promises concerning you and your immediate environment. Knowledge is power that is why God says in Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge I will also reject thee.

You need to understand here that God says my people, that is His children not unbeliever but believer are destroyed for lack of knowledge. So it is possible to be born again or spirit filled and yet be under satanic bondage. See ,whatever you don’t know will continue to rule over you.

“Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.”

Isaiah 5:13

God laid another emphasis here again that my people are in captivity today simply because of no knowledge. Building a winning mentality required the strength of your knowledge.

Note, every winner is a man and woman of faith. Life is a battle therefore the only recommended spiritual medication is faith because without faith you will always faint and defeated by the enemies.

“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. To lay hold on what belongs to you in the place of destiny demands a rugged faith. Faith is a defensive mechanism that guarantee our victory.”

1 Timothy 6:12

“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Building a winning mentality required the strength of your faith.”

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Conclusively, building a winning mentality required the strength of vision.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”

Proverbs 29:18

Vision is what guarantee a triumphant life. What you see empower your driven force to move further in life . The desire of God for us is to live by His vision.

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.”

Joel 2:28

Where there is vision there is a provision and direction. You cannot carry God’s vision and be stranded.

“Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.”

Exodus 23:20

Destiny is from the word destination so our destination is already prepared and packaged by God. Coming out of Egypt and going through the red sea and wilderness to Canna land is God vision that was why red sea, Amalakites, Jordan and Wall of Jericho were too small to stop God’s vision (people) because God is too faithful to abandon His vision.

“For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?”

Isaiah 14:27

You need to know your God vision on earth therefore you need to align your vision with God vision to fulfill your purpose on earth because no devil can stop God’s vision.

Memory Verse:

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

1 John4:4

Striking Point:

You are defeated in life because of the size of your faith not because of the size of your problem.

Prayer Points:
1. Father empower in every department of life to win every battle in the name of Jesus.
2. In the name of Jesus I refuse to stop my journey half way.

Obafemi Tayo

Building A Winning Mentality – Part 1 – Triumphal Meal

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Building A Winning Mentality – Part 1 – Triumphal Meal.

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“And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.”
34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, 35 I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it. 36 Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.” 37 Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!”
38 So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail. 39 David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them.” So David took them off.

1 Samuel 17:33-39

We live by faith and not sight therefore building a winning mentality is a game of mind, strength of faith and not by sight. It is possible for a leper or a blind man to live a successful life but it is impossible to see a successful mad man in the society.

The strength of your mentality determines the quality of your triumphant life.

“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.”

Micah 7: 8

A winning mentality is the secret to a triumphant life. God has built in every man a winning mentality right from the beginning of creation God Himself gave us His breath which is the inspiration to live an outstanding life.

“There is a spirit in man and the inspiration ( breath) of the Almighty giveth them understanding.”

Job 32 :8

There is an inspiration invested in your spirit man greater than anything you could imagine in this world to empower you against every mountain in life. There is no mountain anywhere big enough to stop us, the problem is the lack of winning mentality.

“And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. 33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. 34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:

1 Samuel 17: 32

David said to a whole King that let no man’s heart fail because of Goliath. What a winning mentality! See there is no Goliath anywhere the problem is lack of giant heart. To lay hold on what belongs you in the place of destiny requires a giant heart because it takes a giant heart to conquer your Goliath.

King Saul said to David again you are a youth so you are not qualified to war against Goliath because of your inexperience ,age, size and strength but David said it is not about age or whatever qualification you could mention my king but it is about what I can do because I am used to winning in any battle field.

Hello sir/ma, Your victory in life is not in size and sight but in the heart.

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”.

Philippians 4: 13

What is winning mentality?

To win is to obtain victorious result in a contest.
Mentality is the characteristic way of thinking of a person.
Winning mentality is the characteristic way of thinking about obtaining victorious result.

However, mentality emphasize on character and character is a daily lifestyle of a man therefore winning mentality requires a daily lifestyle commitment of a man thinking positively.

“Let this mind be in you as it was with Jesus.”

Philippians 2:5

Briefly, let me give you the picture of Jesus mind.

In John 3: 17 “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He is a saviour, in Jesus 16: 33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace in the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. He is an overcomer, in Romans 8: 37” Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

During Jesus earthly ministry you will understand that he has the mind of saviour, overcomer and conqueror therefore defeating satan become a very cheap assignment for Him because of this mentality.

In the next edition we shall be looking at what it takes to build a winning mentality.

Memory Verse:

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

1 John4:4

Striking Point:

Your Victory in Life is not size and sight but in the heart.

Prayer Point:

Heavenly father help me to build a winning heart and mentality to fulfill my destiny in life.

Obafemi Tayo

Understanding The Power Of Process – Part 2 – Triumphal Meal

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Understanding The Power Of Process – Part 2 – Triumphal Meal.

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“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
4 But He answered and said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”
5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:
He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ”
7 Jesus said to him, “It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”
8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.”

Matthew 4:1-10

We have discovered what Process is all about .In this edition we shall be looking at the importance of process in fulfilling God’s purpose on earth however there are two key words from the definition of process I want you to hold tenaciously from now on.

Once again process is a series of actions that produce something or that leads to a particular result. The two words are Actions and Results. Process has the capacity to expose someone actions and characters.

You will not believe that you can still commit fornication or adultery until you encounter Potiphar’s (Your boss) wife who needs you badly to sleep with her at no cost like Joseph without prying eyes, you will not believe that you can still steal until you are broke and you are a treasurer in your office or church like Judas Iscariot, you will not believe that you can still lie until you are under pressure like Peter who denied Christ three times more so you will not believe that you can give out your birthright at the expense of food until you are caught under pressure to eat anything because of scarcity, famine or unpaid salary for several months.

See, every Will of God for someone life must go through wilderness.

And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

Deuteronomy 8: 2

We will not rush out of this scripture until we go through it over and over again to discover why God allowed His own children to go through wilderness for 40years.

  1. To test humility.
  2. To test actions.
  3. To test their heart.

These are the things that God was looking for in the life of His children for the period of 40 years. Now you know the reason why that breakthrough was delay in your life. Truly, you know if that breakthrough come now or if God answer that anointing you have been praying for you will not be committed or be faithful again in fact you are humble now because you don’t have anything at the moment.

Hello sir/ma , God may allow that problem or that prayer point to tarry for years in order to discover the real you. It was during the process of waiting for the fruit of the womb for almost 4 years I understood what patience is all about.

“For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise”.

Hebrew 10:36

It took 40 years for God to prepare Moses in the wilderness before he graduated yet you know the way he ended. David was anointed at the age of 17years as a king yet he did not ascend the throne until he was 30years.

It took another 40 days in the wilderness by Elijah to discovered Elisha because it was in the wilderness he discovered that he was no longer fit again for the race and God said no problem there is a replacement on ground already.

“But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.”

1 King 19: 4

What of our Lord Jesus Christ?

He spent 40days in the wilderness going through series of test on character development that Adam the first savior failed in the Garden before he graduated from a beloved Son in whom am well pleased to a beloved Son in whom I am well pleased hear Him (Matthew 3:17& Matthew 17:5).

He started the ministry after he passed the test in the wilderness because it was in the wilderness God gave Him a voice. Now this was the same voice that John the Baptist lost in the wilderness as a result of impatience when he left the wilderness and he got killed prematurely that God handed over to Jesus Christ.

The importance of going through a process brethren is for you not to end up in shame. People were coming from town to the wilderness to hear John the Baptist.

In John1: 23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. No wonder God said in the book of Isaiah 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

God is working out something in the wilderness you are going through now.

The eternal plans and package for you and I is far beyond bread and pleasures around us. Until you are ready to deny the pleasures of this world you will not be able to access the heavenly treasures prepared for you.

“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”

James 1: 2

Don’t give up yet God is working on something. I understand you have been waiting for miracle job for years don’t worry, you have been trusting God for the fruit of the womb, you have been waiting for admission ,you are looking for a future partner, you have been waiting on God for divine direction, you have been trusting God for breakthrough? Don’t worry God is working out something better for you.

Let patience have her perfect work on you until you are capable of sustaining your breakthrough. No reasonable mother will give her little child razor blade to play. That you are waiting upon the Lord does not mean you are wasting your time but rather you are waiting on your season.

Until you understand your season you will not see a reason for going through a process. It is my prayer for you that you will not give up or die before your breakthrough.

Memory Verse:

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1

Striking Point:

Until you are ready to deny the pleasures of this world you will not be able to access heavenly treasures prepared for you.

Obafemi Tayo

Understanding The Power Of Process – Part 1 – Triumphal Meal

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Understanding The Power Of Process – Part 1 – Triumphal Meal.

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“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
4 But He answered and said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”
5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:
He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ”
7 Jesus said to him, “It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”
8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.”

Matthew 4:1-10

Your success in life is determined by the process you pass through. You must pass through something in life to obtain your breakthrough. The beauty of gold is made through fire therefore life is not fulfill until it pass through a process. Baby is not delivered until the baby is processed for the period of nine (9) months in the womb.

Life is beyond butter and bread. Many people are in haste to accomplish life today in fact their prayer focus is divine speed to fulfill destiny at the expense of process. God is not an author of confusion therefore He has pre designed for every man a period in which he will be processed before he launch him out.

The success of Lord Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry cannot be fulfilled without the law of process at the wilderness.

What is a Process?

Process is a series of actions that produce something or that lead to a particular result. Process is a divine package where God train and prepare His own children for the future ahead. Process is a school of training and preparation for the future leaders.

There are lots of pains, troubles, stress, struggles, pressure ,tears, shame and insult during the process however there is a result behind every insult in fact the insult is permitted most times because is capable of producing tangible results.

Every man is a product of something. What produces you matters in life because it goes a long way to affect your destiny. Man is made in the workshop and not on the stage. Many people are interested in the stage and not the workshop. There is no short cut in life for every short cut will definitely cut you off from the plan and purpose of God.

“And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt: 18 But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.

Exodus 13:17-18

God did not permit them to go through the short cut because they don’t have what it takes to stand the test of time.

“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.”

Matthew 4: 1

God did not allow His Son( Jesus Christ) to start His earthly ministry until He passed through wilderness. To become something in life you must understand the power of process. Process is a period of training in order to determine the real person inside of you.

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

Jeremiah 17: 9

The essence of process is to determine the position of your heart. The first man Adam failed because he did not pass through the process for he saw everything around him made available no wonder he was not able to manage the success.

Many people have messed up at the peak of their success because they did not go through the process. Process is a period of preparation before manifestation. Jesus Christ was taken to the wilderness to prepare Him for the task ahead.

It was in the wilderness he understood the importance of prayer and fasting, quite time, personal fellowship and the power of the Word. Wilderness is a place where man is made, where flesh is drained, where the will of God is discovered and of course how to live a triumphant life.

In the next edition we shall be looking at the importance of the Power of Process in fulfilling destiny.

Memory Verse:

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1

Striking Point:

Your success in life is determined by the process you pass through.

Prayer Point:

Heavenly father help me not to prolong my journey in Jesus name.

Obafemi Tayo

Rising Above Foundation – Part 1 – Triumphal Meal

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Rising Above Foundation – Part 1 – Triumphal Meal.

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“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing. And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.”

Genesis 12: 1-4

No man can rise above his foundation except by the help of God. The strength of every building lies in the foundation and the secret of every man is resident in the foundation. How far a man can go in life is determine by the foundation.

“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

Psalms 11:3

Right from the beginning of creation God has prepared a way out of separating man from his foundation and one of the ways is through marriage.

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

Genesis 2:24

Separating from father house as an escape route top the agenda of God as divine plan for every man right from the beginning of the world. There is a mystery beyond the physical independence through marriage as we thought however the mystery is unravel in this scripture.

Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee . 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.

Genesis 12: 1-2

God said to Abram to come out of his foundation to a better place He will show him. Let us examine some errors from foundation which may be the reasons God desires for man to leave his father’s house if man must fulfill his purpose.
The first evil ( A murder case between two brothers Cain and Abel ) that took place in the Bible was from the same father house.

The first incest (sex between father and daughters – Lot and his daughters) took place in a father house.
The first robbery and manipulation (Jacob and Esau) took place in a father house.
The first envy and hatred that almost claimed Joseph life (Joseph and his brothers) took place in a father house. The first dream killer was also discovered in a father house.

Therefore beloved you can now understand better the plan of God for every man to leave his father’s house to a better place where God himself has prepared for us through Christ Jesus. Jesus is the new foundation upon which our destiny is covenanted and secured through the sacrifice of His Blood.

“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

1 Corinthians 3:11

This new foundation is free and redeemed from errors ,evil ,guilt and faults.

I pray for you and I that God will take us out of our evil foundation to a place God has prepared for us in Jesus name.
When God says leave your father’s house He only wants you to rise above your foundation and fulfill purpose. Whatever powers that tied your glory down in your foundation will release you today by fire in Jesus name.

Why will God waits for a man to leaves his foundation before God will bless him and make him great ?
That is why we need to consider the meaning of foundation.

What is Foundation?

The word foundation means root or origin of all things. Foundation means the beginning of something that provides support. Literarily, foundation is the basis (as a tenet, principle, or axiom) upon which something stands or is supported.

Now looking at the first definition you will discover that we have root and origin in the sentence. It is the root of the plant that determines their strength and fruits. Foundation determines how fruitful and how far someone will go in life. This is the reason devil is so much interested in fighting someone from foundation because your strength and originality is packaged in your origin therefore devil knows that the moment foundation is conquered everything is defeated.

But am glad to introduce Jesus Christ to you today the new foundation that is far above defeat, failures, afflictions, sickness, bondage, faults, kingdoms, powers and principality. All you need to do is to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal savior and your identity changes immediately.

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

2 Corinthians 5:17

In the next edition we shall be looking into solutions and types of foundation.

Memory Verse:

“And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.”

John 1:46

Striking Point:

No man can rise far above foundation.

Prayer Points:

  • Heavenly Father please have mercy on my foundation and deliver me from every legal ground upon which devil is using to attack me in the name of Jesus.
  • Lord Jesus arise and empower me to overcome my evil foundation today.
  • By the Power in the Blood of Jesus I silent every evil and errors at work in my life from my foundation.

Obafemi Tayo

You Would Be Shocked To Read What Has Been Happening To Many People On Facebook

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You Would Be Shocked To Read What Has Been Happening To Many People On Facebook.

I received the post and message below in my email correspondence and I was compelled to share it because I believe this is important information and knowledge that needs to be out there.

I have copied and pasted the message, the way it was received.

You would be shocked to read what has been happening to many people on Facebook.

Don’t accept Facebook friends request of people you don’t know. Read this to the end, the world is in another shape now, #SHOCKING EXPOSURE!

Every facebook user needs to read this, especially the Christians.

I came across this on youtube and I think you deserve to know this. A man made very shocking confessions on what has been happening on facebook so far, and these were his words as he was questioned…
“We are out with a mandate to lay hold on the souls of the youth.”

WHO ARE YOU?

 

“We are agents of Lucifer and we are many.”

HOW DO YOU INTEND TO CARRY OUT THIS MISSION?

 

“We sat in our kingdom and watched how children, teenagers and youths got so interested on the social media, they got so carried away by Whatsapp, Bing, Facebook, Twitter and every other media so we invented a plan. We have destroyed many destinies and rendered many useless through social media but our main concentration is on “Facebook.”

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE FACEBOOK?

 

Because we saw that it was more progressive than the others, youths love facebook, they spend much time on it than they do on the others so we placed more demonic agents on facebook and they are at work now even as I speak.”

HOW DO YOU GET THESE PEOPLE?

 

“It’s very easy!(laughs) we send them a friend request, once they accept the request, we write down their names in our book and start manipulating their spirits.”

IN WHAT MANNER DO YOU SEND THE REQUESTS?

 

“We send the requests just like every other facebook request but the spirit of the individual is captured mainly when he/she goes through our profile pictures or photo albums, once they see our pictures, their souls are already undergoing manipulations because those photos are not just any photo, they are ordinary photos with extraordinary spirits.”

WHAT DO THESE PHOTOS LOOK LIKE?

 

“Sometimes, we use the naked picture of a woman as our profile picture in order to attract men but most times, we use these pictures (he brought out some horror pictures of these movies- “The Lord of the rings”, “Vampire attack”, and many others I couldn’t recognize). Most times, we chat with them but when we chat, we don’t send text messages, we send these photos and once they see these photos, if they were vibrant spiritually, academically, morally and in every aspect, they will begin to drop and eventually drop down.”

WHAT DO YOU DO TO THE PEOPLE YOU CAPTURE?

 

“Their lives get contaminated negatively and their minds get polluted with lust, we never let them go, there are more number of spirits on earth than that of humans and each of them is looking for a body to carry them so many spirits can possess one person and before anything happens physically, it is controlled in the spirit. We get them addicted to porn, homosexuality, lesbianism, masturbation, lust and fornication but the main weak points are porn, masturbation and fornication (laughs), they never get out of it no matter how hard they try.”

HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE YOU GOTTEN?

 

They are too many and majority of them are youth.

GIVE A SPECIFIC NUMBER OF PEOPLE YOU’VE GOTTEN!

 

“Like I said, they are too many but on facebook alone, we have gotten over 2million youths and i believe our agents are still getting more now. We have diverted our attention on the youth and they are falling to this very plan. We send the request, they accept, go through our photos and they get manipulated. Their lives will never remain the same.”
(After this, the spirit speaking through this young man was cast out showing that even he himself was a victim of the same manipulations).

My dear facebook friend, can you count how many friend requests you’ve accepted or how many people you’ve added? Can you recall how many pictures you’ve seen or how many chats you’ve had? Are you among these 2million youths or among the ones that are yet to be gotten?

Before the end of the deliverance, the spirit mentioned that they have access to the spirits of those facebookers who are “empty” and once they get them, they make love to them through dreams and drain their destinies.

I now ask, “Are you empty?” The term “empty” here is a spiritual term.

Do you have a stronger spirit dominating you?

“WE HAVE A GENERATION OF BLEEDING YOUTH”

 

If you are struggling with any of these things, you are a bleeding youth. We have to reach out to as much people as we can especially the youth. Search and join godly & encouraging groups now for more info. We need you to help get youths informed. It is possible before time runs out to liberate our generation by praying & fasting for God’s intervention.

If you have come across this post, don’t hesitate to share it in as many groups & contacts as possible because someone out there could be in serious danger.

“Forwarded as received”

Tikva

The Pathway Of Life – Part 2 – Triumphal Meal

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The Pathway Of Life – Part 2 – Triumphal Meal.

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“And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt: But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt. 

Exodus 13:17-18

Every man has a destination he/she is heading to but only few knows the right way to follow to arrive the destination.

“In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Proverbs 3:6

God’s purpose required God’s way and that is why to fulfill God’s purpose on earth you need the right way to achieve it. God is ever conscious of our way because His way guarantee direction while other way leads to destruction.

In this edition we shall be looking at two(2) types of way.

However, Pathway Is a track that a person can walk through or set of actions that you take in life leading to your destination.

“And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.”

Jeremiah 21:8

From the above scripture you will agree with me that there are two ways in life. First, The Way of Life and The Way of Death.

Now, going back to our anchor scripture in Exodus 13:17-18 “And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt: But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.

God identified two ways here for His children which are the way through the Philistines and the way through the wilderness. The way of Philistines is a short cut to the destination however safety was not guarantee while the way through the wilderness is longer but safety was guarantee.

Hello sir/ma , there is a short cut in life but every short cut is meant to cut you off from the purpose of God.

The way of God is always longer for man but the glory awaiting cannot be compare with bread and butter. Though ,God wanted wilderness for His children because wilderness reveal His Will for the next level.

The way of Life is the way of God.

“In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Proverbs 3:6

If only you can consult God for the right way to go in life then you are sure of divine direction and triumphant life in all your way.

“And David enquired at the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? Shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.”

1 Samuel 30:8

David understood the mystery of life that was why he ensured God must be involved in that journey. See, when you go your own way, you will fight alone. Many are defeated today in the battle of life because they have taken the way of death.

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

Proverbs 14:12

In God’s way ,God himself fight all the battles while your own responsibility is to hold your peace.

“The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.”

Exodus 14:14

When God is involved in your way he solves all problems along your ways.

“Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.”

Zechariah 4:7

Grace is given and available to those that involves God in the race to subdue every barriers that is why mountain is too small neither big enough to stop the purpose of God for your life. When you carry God along in all your ways every doors and gates must be lifted.

“Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.”

Psalms 24:7

God’ s way cannot be stooped , God’s way cannot frustrated, God’s way cannot be hindered ,God’s cannot be manipulated and God’s way cannot be denied by any powers, policy or any rulers of darkness.

Today ,I present before you my faithful reader the book of Jeremiah 21:8, “And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.”

The choice you make today is very important to the Pathway of life however to everything in life there is an end just think about it. Jesus is the way, the life and the truth .The only truth about this life is that you need Jesus to end well. Remain blessed and Hope to see you in heaven.

Memory Verse:

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.”

Isaiah 55:8

Striking Point:

There is a short cut in life but every shortcut is meant to cut you off from God’s purpose.

Prayer Point:

Heavenly father show me and lead me through the right way to go in life.

Obafemi Tayo

The Pathway Of Life – Part 1 – Triumphal Meal

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The Pathway Of Life – Part 1 – Triumphal Meal.

Anchor Text:

“And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt: But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.

Exodus 13:17-18

In the journey of life, the desire of God for every man he has created is to walk through the right way to our destination. God’s way cannot be frustrated or hinder by any demon. Not even the Red Sea or the Wall of Jericho is big enough to stand in the way of God.

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. God’s way guarantee safety, provision and strength. Lot of people are stranded, confused and helpless by the way side because they chose the way to go by them selves.”

Isaiah 55:9

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. God is so much interested in your eternal destination than your earthly life. Marriages crash like car accident this days because it has become the way of man not the Will of God any more. Destruction of lives and property are every where today because people have abandoned the way of God. The way of God cannot be substituted neither will you see an alternative to it anywhere in the world. Hello sir/ma , when you walk in the way of God he will keep you in all your ways.”

Proverbs 14:12

What is pathway?


Is a track that a person can walk through or set of actions that you take in life leading to your destination.
Journey become unbearable and difficult without a pathway. Whatever decision you take today is capable of leading you to a particular destination.

It is God’s desires to use men to accomplish His purpose on earth yet He will never push a man against his choice. The choice you make in life determines your pathway.

Memory Verse:

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.”

Isaiah 55:8

Striking Point:

“When you walk in the way of God, He will keep you in all your way.”

Prayer Point:

“Heavenly father show me and lead me through the right way to go in life.”

Obafemi Tayo

Building A Dependable Character – Part 2 – Triumphal Meal

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Building A Dependable Character – Part 2 – Triumphal Meal.

Anchor Text:

“But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s. But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel. Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me. But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.

Philippians 2:19-24

Heaven is the home of people of noble and perfect character. Bible has given us the revelation about heaven and what the place looks like.

“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”

Matthew 5:48

So, Heaven is a perfect environment and ruled by a perfect God therefore the question whether we can live a perfect life or not should be dropped henceforth. However, any believer that think it is impossible to have a perfect character is not ready for heaven. God has sanitized heaven before now and it was not difficult for HIM to throw out one of HIS trusted Arch Angel Lucifer because of character flaw.

As a matter of fact, we have three arch angels in heaven appointed by God with different responsibilities . Angel Lucifer was saddle with responsibilities of choir but was caught with abysmal character and immediately God sent him out of heaven because heaven is a perfect environment prepared for perfect saints.

“Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.”

Ezekiel 28:15-18

In this edition, we shall be looking at the importance of character and how we can build it overtime.

A good name is built through character and through name integrity is built therefore character is very important than wealth in every endeavors of life.

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. Why is character important?

Proverbs 22:1

1. Character provides you identity.

“And he said unto him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is an honourable man; all that he saith cometh surely to pass: now let us go thither; peradventure he can shew us our way that we should go.” 1 Samuel 9:6

It was character that distinguished Samuel among others in his time. Samuel was known as a honourable man of God with integrity therefore he got himself an identity that other people lack in their days. Show me a man with good identity and I will show a man of Centre of attraction.

2. Character has the capacity to announce a man.

“But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s. But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.” Philippians 2:19-22

Uncle Timotheus was announced within and abroad in his time because of good character he had built with Apostle Paul. As a matter of fact , Paul said the only like minded man that I know and I can trust even among other disciples is Uncle Timotheus. What a testimony? You do not need social media to be advertised just build for yourself a trusted character and the media will come knocking at your door step.

3. Character guarantees you heaven.

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48

A perfect character guarantee you a mansion among mansions that Jesus Christ has gone to prepared for the saints. Heaven is the home coming of noble and dependable character.

How do we build character?

Of course we can build character through relationship with God.

“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:24

Until you understand the difference between walking with God and working for God you will not go far in the kingdom.
Walking with God is the most important thing because that is what builds relationship between man and God. God prefers relationship with Him far above your service unto Him.

And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

Genesis 17:1

God told Abram here point blank that relationship is first among other therefore if you must obtain the promise then work on your character because I the Almighty God value relationship more than anything you could imagine.

Hello sir/ma, it is your relationship with God that guarantees your Sonship.

Lastly ,we can build character through purpose.

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.”

Daniel 1:8

Every man of purpose is a man of character. Many Christians today have compromised their faith because of cheap offer. Lot of ladies have lost their virginity because of job opportunity or money. Some guys have sold their birth rights because of porridge.

It was not difficult for Daniel to remain focus and sustain his godly attitude even in the midst of ungodly people because Daniel has a purpose. A man of purpose don’t abuse opportunity but rather maximize it. Reason why some people misbehave is because they lack purpose and fear of God.

“There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?”

Genesis 39:9

This kind of statement confirmed that Joseph fear God and was a man of purpose. I will end up with this saying that when the purpose of a thing is not known abuse is inevitable.

Memory Verse:

“And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?”

Job 1:8

Striking Point:

It is your relationship with God that guarantees your sonship.

Prayer Point:

Father deliver me from every bad character standing as a legal ground in my life for enemy.

Obafemi Tayo

Building A Dependable Character – Part 1 – Triumphal Meal

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Building A Dependable Character – Part 1 – Triumphal Meal.

Anchor Text:

“But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s. But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel. Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me. But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly. 

Philippians 2:19 -24

Every man of destiny without good character will end up in disaster. The gift of a man will take him to the palace but it will take character to sustain him there. Character is a foundation upon which destiny depend on to succeed . Academic qualifications and excellence without character is useless. Absence of good character open doors for stigma. A man with character crises is a disastrous man.

  • Character dictates every chapter of our life that is why it is difficult to fake it or hide it.
  • Character has denied several people of good opportunity.
  • Character has sacked some people out of white collar job untimely.
  • Character has rendered many home deserted .
  • Character has not graduated many beautiful ladies from single hood club.
  • Character has rendered many beautiful children with single parent or step father and mother.
  • Character has locked up some glorious destiny in the prison.
  • Character has sent some people to grave untimely.
  • Character is so important that it coordinate and anchor every moment of our life and everything on earth today depends on character.

Gone were the days when good character are limited to religion bodies only even politics ,institutions ,industries and tradition of today are demanding good character. Let me ask you this question why do you think that idols or ritualists are looking for young virgins and not prostitutes? I believe you have answered the question? As a matter of everything now is pointing back at character for a way forward.

However, securing job in our present day is not only base on academic performance again but base on recommendation from friends and family who can attest for candidates character.

Character is indispensable in this present day system because right from the dispensation of Adam and Eve God’s heart desired for us is to live a perfect life. And as soon as God discovered one man who demonstrated a perfect character, God could not abandoned him and the relationship on earth so they both journey together to heaven.

“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. so Enoch did not taste death because of good character what a record? Uncle Job has a profile in heaven that no man on earth possessed in his days what a record?” 

Genesis 5:24

“And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?”

Job 1:8

What is Character?

Literarily ,character is the attributes or features that make up and distinguish an individual.
Biblically, character is defined as perfect attitude or upright behaviour that makes someone to be outstanding among other.

There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

Genesis 39:9

From the time of old till this present time God ‘s standard for perfect character cannot be compromised.

“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.”

Genesis 17:1

Several years later when Jesus Christ came He reemphasize on it during His earthly ministry.

“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”

Matthew 5:48

Character is a powerful force that a man can possess to win the heart of men and God both on earth and in heaven. If you must go far in life building a dependable character is highly indispensable.
In the next edition we shall be looking at why character is important and how we can build it with time.

Memory Verse:

“And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

Job 1:8

Striking Point:

A gift can take a man to the palace but it takes character to sustain him there.

Prayer Point:

Heavenly Father, deliver me today from every attitude that wants to destroy your plan for my life and destiny.

Obafemi Tayo

Courage, Honor, Character And Strength Quotes – Billy Graham

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Courage, Honor, Character And Strength Quotes – Billy Graham.


“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.” 

Billy Graham


“I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face.” 

Billy Graham


“I feel sorry for the man who has never known the bracing thrill of taking a stand and sticking to it fearlessly. Moral courage has rewards that timidity can never imagine. Like a shot of adrenaline, it floods the spirit with vitality” 

Billy Graham


“Suffering should not make us bitter people,’ my mother once said, ‘it should make us better comforters.’ Young people need to hear this from those who have walked before them, because someday they’ll be walking those same steps, but there may not be anyone following behind.” 

Billy Graham


“Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.” 

Billy Graham


“A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.” 

Billy Graham


“The happiness which brings enduring worth to life is not the superficial happiness that is dependent on circumstances. It is the happiness and contentment that fills the soul even in the midst of the most distressing circumstances and the most bitter environment. It is the kind of happiness that grins when things go wrong and smiles through the tears. The happiness for which our souls ache is one undisturbed by success or failure, one which will deeply root inside us and give us inward relaxation, peace, and contentment, no matter what the surface problems may be. That kind of happiness stands in need of no outward stimulas.” 

 ~ Billy Graham


“I don’t need a successor, only willing hands to accept the torch for a new generation.” 
 

Billy Graham


“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.” 

Billy Graham


“A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerated the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable.” 

Billy Graham


“No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply.” 
 

Billy Graham


“Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.” 

Billy Graham


“Believers, look up take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.” 

Billy Graham


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