You Can Live A Life Of Prosperity And Freedom Because Jesus Already Paid The Price

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Jesus was tempted and he overcame sin so that you can overcome and triumph over temptation. 

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:15-16


Jesus was oppressed and afflicted so that you can experience freedom and liberty.

He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.

Isaiah 53:7


Jesus was betrayed so that you can experience loyalty and faithfulness in your life.

Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.”

Matthew 27:3-4


Jesus was despised so that you can be accepted and you can shine in life.

He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

Isaiah 53:3


Jesus was condemned so that you can be forgiven.

You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?”
And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.

Mark 14:64


Jesus was reviled so that you can receive praise of which you are undeserving.

Who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

1 Peter 2:23-24


Jesus was rejected so that you can be welcomed.

He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

Isaiah 53:3


Jesus was scourged so that you can be blessed and be a blessing.

So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him. 2 And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe. 3 Then they said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they struck Him with their hands.

John 19:1-3


Jesus was wounded so that you can be healed.

But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:5


Jesus was mocked so that you be receive genuine promises and destiny.

When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 30 Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head. 31 And when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to be crucified.

Matthew 27:29-31


Jesus was stricken so that you can receive happiness.

Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.

Isaiah 53:4


Jesus was crucified to take away your shame and guilty.

Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet:
“They divided My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots.”

Matthew 27:35


Jesus was bruised so that you can be made whole.

But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.

Matthew 27:35


Jesus was forsaken so that you can be kept and never left by anyone.

 

My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
Why are You so far from helping Me,
And from the words of My groaning?

Psalm 22:1


Jesus was afflicted so that he can help to carry your grief and sorrow.

Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.

Isaiah 53:4


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In the first place let me make it clear that, Sanctification is not the “Baptism with the Holy Spirit.” The two are constantly confused. There is an intimate relation between the two, but they are not at all one and the same thing; and only confusion and misconception can arise from confounding two experiences which God keeps separate. That Sanctification is not the baptism with the Holy Spirit and that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is not Sanctification, will become clear as we proceed and find out from a study of the Bible just what Sanctification is.


In the second place, let me say that Sanctification is not the eradication of the carnal nature. We will see this when we come to examine God’s definition of Sanctification; for God has very clearly defined what Sanctification is and when it takes place. Those who teach “the eradication of the carnal nature” are grasping after a great and precious truth, but they have expressed that truth in a very inaccurate, unfortunate, and unscriptural way, and this way of stating it leads to grave misapprehensions and errors and abuses.


The whole controversy about “the eradication of the carnal nature” arises from a misapprehension and from using terms for which there is no warrant in the Bible. The Bible nowhere speaks about “the carnal nature,” and so certainly not about “the eradication of the carnal nature.” There is such a thing as a carnal nature, but it is not a material thing, not a substance, not a something that can be eradicated as you pull a tooth or remove the vermiform appendix. “A carnal nature” is a nature controlled by the flesh. Certainly it is a believer’s privilege not to have his nature governed by the flesh.


Our nature should be and may be under the control of the Holy Spirit, and then it is not a carnal nature; but one nature has not been eradicated and another nature put in its place, but our nature is taken out from under the control of the flesh and put under the control of the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, while it is our privilege to have our nature under the control of the Holy Spirit and delivered from the control of the flesh, we still have “the flesh,” and shall have the flesh as long as we are in this body.


But if we “walk by the Spirit” we do not “fulfil the lusts of the flesh” (Gal. 5:16). The 8th chapter of Romans describes the life of victory, just as the 7thchapter, 9-24 verse describes the life of defeat, when men are “carnal, sold under sin,” but it is in the 8th chapter where life “in the Spirit” is described (Rom. 8:9) that we are told that we still have the flesh, but that it is our privilege not to “live after the flesh,” but “by the Spirit,” to “put to death the deeds of the body.” So we see that the body is there, but in the power of the Spirit we do, day by day and (if we live up to our privilege) every day and every hour and every minute, continuously “put to death the deeds of the body.”


So much as to what Sanctification is not. We will see exactly what it is if we look at God’s definition of Sanctification. We shall find that the word Sanctification is used in the Bible in a two-fold sense.


The first meaning of Sanctification we will find in Lev. 8:10-12, “And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them. And he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its vessels, and the laver and its base, to sanctify them. And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head and anointed him to sanctify him.” 


Now it is perfectly clear in this passage that to sanctify means to separate or set [apart for God, and that Sanctification is the process of setting apart or state of being set apart for God. The word Sanctify is used in this sense over and over again.


Another illustration is Lev. 27:14, 17. “And when a man shall sanctify his house to be holy unto God, then the priest shall estimate it, whether it be good or bad: as the priest shall estimate it, so shall it stand . . . and if a man shall sanctify unto Jehovah part of a field of his possession, then the estimation shall be according to the sowing thereof.” 


Here again it is plain that to sanctify means to separate or set apart for God, and that Sanctification is the process of setting apart or state of being set apart for God. Still another illustration of this same use of the word sanctify is found in Num.8:17, “For all the firstborn among the children of Israel are mine, both man and beast: on the day that I smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for myself.” 


This, of course, does not mean that God, at the time that He smote the firstborn in Egypt, eradicated the carnal nature from the first-born of Israel. It does mean that He set apart all the first-born to be peculiarly His own. Another very suggestive illustration of the same usage of the word is found in the case of Jeremiah as stated by himself in Jer. 1:4, 5, “Now the word of Jehovah came unto me saying, before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee: I have appointed thee a prophet unto the nations.” 


This plainly means that before his birth God set Jeremiah apart for Himself. There would still be much imperfection and infirmity in him, but he was set apart for God. Another suggestive illustration of the same use of the word Sanctify is found in Matt. 23:27, in the words of our Lord Jesus Himself: “Ye fools and blind; for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that hath sanctified the gold?” 


But perhaps the most striking illustration of all is in what our Lord says about His own sanctification in John 17:19, “And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.” Here the plain meaning is that our Lord Jesus set Himself apart for this work for God and He did it in order that believers might be set apart for God “in truth,” or “in the truth.”


This is the most frequent use of the word sanctify. There are numerous illustrations of it in the Bible. So to sanctify means to separate or set apart for God; and Sanctification is the process of setting apart or the state of being set apart for God. This is the primary meaning of the words.


But the word as used in the Bible has also a secondary signification closely related to this primary meaning. An illustration of this secondary meaning will be found in II Chron. 29:5, “Hear me, ye Levites; now sanctify yourselves, and sanctify the house of Jehovah, the God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place.” 


Bearing in mind the “parallelism” [which is the chief characteristic of Hebrew poetry, it is plain that to sanctify here is synonymous with the “Carry forth the filthiness out of the holy places” found in the last part of the verse. So to sanctify here means to separate from ceremonial or moral defilement, to cleanse; and Sanctification is the process of separating, or state of being separated from ceremonial or moral defilement.


The same use of the word is found in Lev. 11:44, “For I am Jehovah thy God: sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that moveth upon the earth.” Here again it is clear that “sanctify yourselves” is synonymous with “be ye holy” and is contrasted with “defile yourselves” and means to separate from ceremonial or moral defilement, to cleanse; and Sanctification is the process of separating or state of being separated from ceremonial or moral defilement.


The same meaning of sanctification is found in the New Testament in I Thess. 5:23, “And the God of Peace, Himself sanctify you wholly and may your Spirit and soul and body be preserved entire, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Here we see the close relation between entire sanctification and preserving wholly, without blame, and to sanctify here clearly means to separate from moral defilement, and sanctification here again is the process of separating or state of being separated from moral defilement.


The same thing is evident [from the 4th chapter of this same epistle in the 7th verse (I Thess. 4:7), “For God called us not for uncleanness, but in sanctification.” Our “Sanctification” is here set in direct contrast with “uncleanness,” and hence it is evident that sanctification here means the state of being separated from all moral defilement. The same thing is evident from the 3rd verse of this same chapter, “For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye abstain from fornication.” 


Here again it is evident that Sanctification means separation from impurity or moral defilement. The two meanings, then, of Sanctification are: the process of separating or setting apart, or state of being separated or set apart, for God; and the process of separating or state of being separated from ceremonial or moral defilement. These two meanings of the word are closely allied—one cannot be truly separated to God without being separated from sin.


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



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1. The first part of the answer is found in our text of this chapter: 


I Thess. 5:23, “And the God of Peace himself sanctify you wholly and may your Spirit and soul and body be preserved entire, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” It appears from this verse that God sanctifies men, and Sanctification is God’s work. Both the separation of men from sin and their separation unto God, is God’s work. As it was God who in the old dispensation set apart the first-born of Israel unto Himself, so it is God who in the new dispensation sets apart the believer unto Himself and separates him from sin. Sanctification is primarily not our work but God’s.


2. The second part of the answer is found in: 


Eph. 5:25, 26, “Husbands love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it; that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water by the word.” Here we are taught that Christ sanctifies the church and that Sanctification is Christ’s work. The question, of course, arises, in what sense does Christ sanctify the church. The answer is found in Heb. 10:10, “By which will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” 


Here it appears that Jesus Christ sanctifies the church by giving Himself up a sacrifice for it. By thus giving Himself up for it as a sacrifice Christ sets the Church apart for God. Just as the blood of the Passover Lamb in the 11th and 12th chapters of Exodus set a difference between Israel and the Egyptians, so our Lord Jesus by the offering of His own body has forever put a difference between the believer in Himself and the world, and has forever set every believer apart for God. The Cross of Christ stands between the [believer and the world. The shed blood of Christ separates the believer from the world, purchases him to God and thus makes him to belong to God.


3. The third part of the answer to the question, how men are sanctified, is found in:


 2 Thess. 2:13 and in other passages, “But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, for that God chose you from the beginning unto salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.” It appears from this passage, as from other passages in the Bible, that it is the Holy Spirit who sanctifies the believer, and that Sanctification is the Holy Spirit’s work.


Here the question arises, In what sense does the Holy Spirit sanctify the believer? In this sense, just as in the Old Testament type, tabernacle, altar and priest were set apart for God by the anointing oil (Lev. 8:10-12), so in the New Testament anti-type, the believer, who is both tabernacle and priest, is set apart for God by the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Further than that, it is the Holy Spirit’s work in the heart that overcomes the flesh and its defilements, and thus separates the believer from sin and clothes him with divine graces of character, and makes him fit to be God’s own.


As Paul puts it in Gal.5:22, 23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control.” In opposition to this work of the Holy Spirit, we read in the immediately preceding verses what “the works of the flesh” are, an awful [catalogue of vileness and sin, and we are told in the 16thverse, “Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”


4. The fourth part of the answer to the question how we are sanctified is found in:


 Heb. 13:12, “Wherefore, Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people through his own blood suffered without the gate.” It is plain from this passage that believers are sanctified through the blood of Jesus Christ. Here the question arises, In what sense does the blood of Jesus sanctify? The answer is plain: The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all the guilt of sin, and thus separates us from the mass of men under the curse of the broken law, and sets us apart for God (cf. 1 John 1:7, 9). In the Old Testament dispensation the blood of the sacrifice cleansed the Israelites from the guilt of ceremonial offenses and set them apart for God; in the New Testament anti-type the blood of Christ cleanseth the believer from the guilt of moral offenses and sets him apart for God.


5. The fifth part of the answer to the question, how men are sanctified, is found in:


John 17:17, “Sanctify them in the truth: thy word is truth.” Here our Lord Jesus in His prayer indicates that we are sanctified in the truth, and that the truth is the Word of God. In what sense does the Word of God sanctify? This question is plainly answered in different parts of the Word of God, where we are taught that the Word of God cleanses from the presence of sin, and thus [separates us from it and sets us apart to God. (Ps. 119:9, 11; John 15:3.) As we bring our lives into daily contact with the Word, the sins and imperfections of our lives and hearts are disclosed and put away, and thus we are more and more separated from sin unto God. (cf. John 13:10.)


6. The sixth part of the answer to the question, how men are sanctified, is found in:


 1 Cor. 1:30, “But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” In this passage we are taught that Jesus Christ was made unto us from God sanctification. Just what does that mean? Simply this: that separation from sin and separation to God are provided for us in Christ Jesus and by the appropriation of Jesus Christ we obtain this sanctification thus provided.


The more completely we appropriate Christ the more completely are we sanctified. But perfect sanctification is provided for us in Him, just as perfect wisdom is provided in Him (Col. 2:3). We appropriate either wisdom or sanctification or anything else that is provided for us in Christ in ever-increasing measure. Through the indwelling Christ presented to us by the Spirit in the Word, we are made Christlike and bear fruit.


7. The seventh part of the answer to the question of how men are sanctified is found in:


 Heb. 12:14, “Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man shall see the Lord.” Here we are taught that we have our [own part in sanctification, and that if we are to be sanctified in the fullest sense, sanctification is something that we must pursue, or seek earnestly, if we are to obtain it. While sanctification is God’s work, we have our part in it, viz., to make it the object of our earnest desire and eager pursuit.


8. The eighth part of the answer to the question of how we are sanctified is found in:


 Rom. 6:19, 22, “As ye presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity, even so present your members as servants to righteousness unto sanctification. . . . But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto sanctification.” The meaning of these words is plain, and the teaching important and practical. We are here taught that we attain unto sanctification through presenting our members as servants (bondservants, or slaves) to righteousness and becoming ourselves bondservants unto God.


In other words, if we wish to attain unto sanctification we should present our whole body and every member of it to God, to be His servants, belonging wholly unto Him, and we should present ourselves to God as His servants, to be His absolute property. This is the practical method of attaining unto sanctification, a method that is open to each one of us here to-day, no matter how weak we are in ourselves.


9. The ninth and final part of the answer to the question of how we are sanctified, is found in: 


Acts 26:18, “To open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in Me.” Here we are told that we are sanctified by faith in Christ. Sanctification, just as justification, regeneration, and adoption, is conditioned upon faith. Faith is the hand that appropriates to ourselves the blessing of sanctification that God has provided for us through His Son Jesus Christ by His death on the cross, and through the power of the Holy Spirit working in us. And we claim sanctification by simple faith in Him who shed His blood and by surrendering ourselves to the control of the Holy Spirit, Whom Jesus Christ gives.


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



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Now just for a few moments let me show you from the Word of God, how, in practical every day life, to get the victory over the Devil. There are four things to be borne in mind.


1. Read first:


James 4:7, “Be subject therefore unto God: but resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” This teaches us that, we are first of all to surrender to God and then to resist the Devil and that, if we do resist him, for all his cunning and power, he will flee from us. Although the Devil is strong, it is ours in God’s strength to withstand him and overcome him.


2. Now turn to: 


I John 2:14: “I have written unto you, fathers, because ye know him which is from the beginning. I have written unto you young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the evil one.” This passage teaches us that, it is when we feed upon the Word of God and store the Word of God in our hearts, thus having it abiding in us, that we shall be able to overcome the Devil. If we neglect the study of the Bible for a single day, we leave an open door for the Devil to enter. I have been a Christian for forty-three years, but I would not dare to neglect the study of God’s word for one single day. Why not? Because there is a devil; and, if I neglect the study of the Word of God for a single day, I leave a window open for him to enter and leave myself too weak to cope with him and conquer him. But if we will feed upon the Word of God daily, and trust in God, we can resist the devil at every point. Though the Devil is cunning and strong, God is stronger, and God imparts His strength to us through His written word.


3. Turn now to: 


Eph. 6:11: “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Here we are taught that, in order“to stand against the wiles of the Devil” we must “Put on the whole armour of God.” What that armour is, is found in the verses that immediately follow. This armour, this whole armour, this “panoply of God,” is at our disposal. The fact that there is a Devil, that he is a being of such majesty, dignity, cunning, and power, that he is so incessantly plotting our ruin and to undermine our faith, is no reason for fear or discouragement. By taking “the shield of faith” we shall be “able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one,” by taking “the helmet of salvation,” and the “sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God,” and by “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,” it is our privilege to have victory over the Devil every day of our lives, every hour of the day, and every minute of the hour.


4. The final step in the way to get victory over Satan is found in”


 Eph. 6:10: “Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.” The way to get victory over Satan is to give up all confidence in our own strength and believe in the almighty strength of Jesus Christ and claim that strength for ourselves. It is in the strength of Jesus Christ’s might that we shall get the victory over “the evil one.” In the strength of His might, as we have already said, it is our privilege to have victory over the Devil every day of our lives, every hour of the day and every minute in the hour. Hallelujah!


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



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Victory Is Yours Lyrics



Our fight is with weapons unseen
Your enemies crash to their knees
As we rise up in worship
When trials unleash like a flood
The battle belongs to our God
As we cry out in worship


The victory is Yours
You’re riding on the storm
Your name is unfailing
Though kingdoms rise and fall
Your throne withstands it all
Your name is unshaken


What hell meant to break me has failed
Now nothing will silence my praise
I will cry out in worship
The walls of the prison will shake
The chain-breaking King will rise to save
As we cry out in worship


The victory is Yours
You’re riding on the storm
Your name is unfailing
Though kingdoms rise and fall
Your throne withstands it all
Your name is unshaken
Oh, it’s unshaken


You roar like thunder
Nothing can tame
God, all-powerful, all-powerful
We pull down heaven
With shouts of praise
God, all-powerful, all-powerful
You roar like thunder
Nothing can tame
God, all-powerful, all-powerful
We pull down heaven
With shouts of praise
God, all-powerful, all-powerful


The victory is Yours
You’re riding on the storm
Your name is unfailing
Though kingdoms rise and fall
Your throne withstands it all
Your name is unshaken


You roar like thunder
Nothing can tame
God, all-powerful, all-powerful
We pull down heaven
With shouts of praise
God, all-powerful, all-powerful


The victory is Yours
You’re riding on the storm
Your name is unfailing
Though kingdoms rise and fall
Your throne withstands it all
Your name is unshaken





Artist:  Bethany Wohrle

Song Writers: Matt Crocker / Reuben Morgan / Brian Johnson / Ben Fielding

Album: Victory

Released: January 2019

Genre: Christian Gospel







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For one reason or another, though I love peace there are just some people I rub the wrong way. Truth is the number of people I irk exceeds those I don’t. Most people can’t stand me. Sometimes I can give off the craziest vibes ever. Not everyone will understand you. It’s not their duty to.


A few times, I will ask some people to give me peace. Some do and some don’t. Some people have unfriended me and closed me out of their lives.
I have done the same. It’s life. No one is perfect. We are mortals.
We shall find people we can get along with and we shall find those we can’t get along with.


It’s just the truth. Heck, if Cain could kill his own brother Abel and Jacob could take away his own Twin’s (Esau) supposed birth right then what about strangers and friends made along life’s journey?

Despite the glaring differences between me and other mortals, I’m generally a peace loving person who will not go out of her way to start trouble or war. I try to stay away from conflict and avoid it as much as possible.


Sometimes giving peace to another person, means pushing them away so they can have an opportunity to find who they truly are. Healing comes in various forms. 

Peace is not a passive, quiet thing like some mistakenly assume. It’s a palpable entity. It’s choosing to fight tyranny, bullies, evil and hate so that love, joy, peace, righteousness have an opportunity to flourish. 


So, what happens when the tables are turned?
What happens when it’s you causing chaos and not giving other’s peace?
What happens when someone says, “Don’t touch!” And you go right ahead, not only to touch but to also take?
What happens when people warn you about things but instead of heeding their warnings, you do the opposite?


What makes some people that maddening and troublesome?
Well, folks, some of you might not believe it but it’s the stuff FAITH is made of.

In fact, it sounds like a typical Bible story. The well-known story of David and Goliath quickly comes to mind.


Small, young David facing off with the great and experienced giant Goliath. David who was looked down on by even his own family.


When Eliab, David’s oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, “Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle.”
29 “Now what have I done?” said David. “Can’t I even speak?”

1 Samuel 17:28-29

Everyone, filled with terror and fear, including King Saul seems bent on discouraging David on his pursuit to defeat the mighty Goliath and bring peace and righteousness to the land.


David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.”
33 Saul replied, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.”

1 Samuel 17:32-33

When the people, realize that they won’t be able to change David’s mind, they try to edit and change him. An example is King Saul trying to dress David in his own tunic and armor.


Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. 39 David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them.

1 Samuel 17:38-39

Instead of wearing, King Saul’s fancy garments, David chose to be humble. He chose to stay true, original and authentic.


“I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off. 40 Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.

1 Samuel 17:39-40

Long story short, David defeated Goliath with a sling and a stone and no fancy swords, armor or battle gear.


Do you have a challenge in your life today? Are you facing insurmountable odds? Are the pressures so pressing and hard?
Do you feel so small, unworthy and insignificant?
Is everything and everyone around you falling into chaos and out of whack?


Well, how about doing what David did? How about trusting God instead of mortals? How about putting your Faith in a sure God, Jesus Christ and slaying some giants instead of cowering in fear?


David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.

1 Samuel 17:45-46


Jules



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What Kind Of Believer And Christian Are You?

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Being a christian, believer or follower of Jesus Christ has become an ambiguous term with varied definitions. People follow Jesus Christ for various reasons. But are those reasons genuine?

Below are various types of christians. What kind of christian are you and why are you following Jesus Christ?

1. Are you are word seeker?

“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.”

Luke 5:1

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.”

Luke 11:29-30

3. Are you a food seeker?

“Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.”

John 6:26

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Building A Winning Mentality – Part 2 – 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

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.”

Ephesians 6:16

I wrote WAEC (West African Examination Council) twice and JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board) four times but I made up my mind that I will only go to university not polytechnic for two reasons. First, all the male sibling in my family are university graduate so I cannot settle for less. Secondly, I wanted to study Law and Polytechnic don’t offer law so I have no choice than to keep believing God for victory despite my consistence failure in JAMB however I finally passed my JAMB got admission ,graduated and served in JAMB and working in JAMB today.

Hello sir/ma, you are defeated in life because of the size of your faith not because of the size of your problem.

I pray for you today that where you have been rejected before they will celebrate you again in the mighty name of Jesus.

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.

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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

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.

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“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.

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“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

Walking With Integrity Of The Heart – Triumphal Meal

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Walking With Integrity Of The Heart – Triumphal Meal.

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“But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man’s wife. But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation? Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this. And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.” Genesis 20:3-6

We are living in a generation whereby man is desperate to commit wickedness and evil against their fellow.

“The hearts is deceitful above all thing things desperately wicked who can know it.” Jeremiah 17:9

Men and women of God are common in our time but men and women of integrity are scarce . It is common in our time where man of God is comfortable sleeping with members, member against member, father defiling daughter, boss in office sleeping with fellow staff for promotion and favour .How can you claimed that you are born again, Spirit filled yet lack integrity of heart. The true image of God is integrity.

“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Numbers 23:19

“For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” Malachi 3:6

No circumstances or temptations can change the personality of God in fact God can do all things but he cannot do evil.

Who is the man of integrity?

No circumstances or temptations can change the personality of God in fact God can do all things but he cannot do evil.

Who is the man of integrity?

A man of integrity is the man who lives in Sodom where adultery and fornication is the order of the day but he will never be found guilty.
A man of integrity is the man whose master entrusted every things under his control yet he will never betrayed him in his absence no matter the pressure .
A man of integrity is the man who lives in Government house or presidency with all manner of influence and connections yet he will never compromise his faith amidst temptations and opportunities.
Show me a man of integrity and I will show a man that has prepared a future for his children.

“The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.” Proverbs 20:7

Though we are living in a wicked world where there is a moral decadence in the society however amidst all these evils in the land God still has a standard which He cannot bend irrespective of what is happening around us.
God still reserve and preserve his trusted children who have not defile nor compromise their faith.

“Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.” 1 Kings 19:18

What is Integrity?

Integrity is the quality of being honest or upright in day to day activities.
Quality of having good character and strong principles.
Walking with God and working for God required a man of integrity of the heart.

“But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

Though the harvest is plenty and the labourer are few yet God can never compromise His standard. The standard for recruitment in the kingdom workforce remain same in Old Testament and New Testament.

God told Abraham in Genesis 17:1 “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.”

Jesus Christ came and emphasized on the same standard.

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

Nothing can influence the standard and the choice of God regarding his relationship with man therefore God is still searching for a man of integrity in the land despite the high level of wickedness and iniquities .
Above all, the whole world including religious body, private and public sectors are looking for men and women of dependable character.

Memory Verse:

Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee. Proverbs 25:21

Striking Point:

Men and women of God are common but men and women of integrity are scarce.

Prayer Point:

Father please grant me grace to walk with you with a perfect heart in the name of Jesus.

Obafemi Tayo

Dealing With The Spirit Of Opposition – Triumphal Meal

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Dealing With The Spirit Of Opposition – Triumphal Meal.

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“And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him. For all the wells which his father’s servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth. And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we. And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them. And Isaac’s servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac’s herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him. And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the Lord hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land. And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba. And the Lord appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham’s sake And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the Lord and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac’s servants digged a well.” 

Genesis 26: 13-25.

Opposition is inevitable in the journey of life but the way and manner you handle it determines your victory.
It is not wrong to go through opposition in life but it is very wrong to be defeated as a child of Zion.

“Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. Our enlistment into a christian fold is a call into a glorious destiny therefore we have become a target and embodiment of envy to devil and his agents.” Psalm 144:1

“They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.” Psalm 109: 3

Beloved we are surrounded by enemies on a daily basis in order to resist the manifestation of our destiny but 2 Kings 6:16 “And he answereth Fear not for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.”

It does not matter the level of envy, hatred and strife launching against your life at the moment you must not give up your victory to the enemy because:

“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Romans 8:37

In this edition we are looking at how to deal with the spirit of opposition.

What is opposition once again?

Opposition is the act of strongly contesting against, resisting or working against someone in a particular position.

How do I deal with this spirit?

1. Vibrant Prayer Life Style: 

Prayer is one of our spiritual weapons of victory ,those who knows how to pray targeted prayer always prevail.

“For my love they are my adversaries but I give myself unto prayer. David just reveal one of his secret of success to us through this Bible verse above.” Psalm 109: 4

2. The Spirit of Persistency: 

To persist means to go on resolutely or stubbornly in spite of opposition, importunity, or warning .

“Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.” Romans 12:11

Isaac kept digging despite frustration and perpetual labour until he got to REHOBOTH. Don’t give up yet because you are very close to your breakthrough.

3. Keep Your Eyes on the Dream: 

No matter the level of envy or hatred against you like Joseph do not abandon your dream or vision for no reason. See you can frustrate Joseph out of his father house but you cannot frustrate him from attaining to the dreamland. You can conspired to take Joseph away from his father house or love but you cannot take away his dream life because Joseph kept his eyes on his dream.

And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. Genesis 37:9

4. Have Faith:

To overcome the wiles of the devil required consistence faith. If don’t have anything in life as a believer you must have faith because you cannot triumph over the adversary without faith.

“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” Ephesians 6:16

Faith is the spiritual weapon that guarantee believer’s victory in the battle of life.

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4

Above all, when you have all these attributes and you are not born again your victory and position in the place of destiny is not secured. It is my prayer for you and I that every powers and forces rising against us will be disgrace in the mighty name of Jesus.

Memory Verse:

“Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.”  Isaiah 54:15

Striking Point:

Opposition is inevitable in the journey of life but the way and manner you handle determines your victory.

Prayer Point:

Father let every token of wicked plot and hiding conspiracy against my life and future be vain in name of Jesus.

Obafemi Tayo

Belt Of Truth As Part Of The Full Armor Of God – Spiritual Warfare

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Belt Of Truth As Part Of The Full Armor Of God – Spiritual Warfare.


Spiritual Warfare.



Belt Of Truth.



Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist. 

Ephesians 6:14



Truth is deeper than just being honest. It means being sincere in your intentions and actions too.Telling the truth also takes Humility.Pride does not flow with Truth.







In human anatomy the area from the waist down is a sensitive area.On the human body, this area includes the reproductive parts, organs, thighs and legs.Any damage to our reproductive system can lead to infertility which ultimately leads to un-productivity.



As believers, we need to be productive. We need to multiple.Whether that multiplication includes talents, skills, wealth, families or any endeavors we find ourselves engaging in.Wearing your belt of truth firmly around your waist, will guard your production and even speed of production.



Don’t allow the enemy to bring famine, drought and hunger into your life through lies, dishonesty, pride and untruthfulness. Truth is life giving and there is life stored in your productive parts.We know the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy.




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"Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness." (Ephesians 6:14) The Apostle Paul compares spiritual armor to the armor of the Roman soldier of this time. He begins by mentioning the truth as our loins girt, what is it? The truth of the word (John 17:17) is our first defensive weapon to destroy every lie of the devil and religion in order to be free from the influence of the thief because every lie you allow in your life gives authority to the father of lies on you. Let the truth set you free in the name of Jesus (John 8: 31-32) #s Wisdom4everyday#wisdomformife#jesuschrist#holyspirit#john#apostle#soldier#truth#lies#beltoftruth#gospel

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All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

John 10:8-10



If the enemy destroy’s you through untruthfulness, then he restricts and curtails your productivity and multiplication. We also know that the devil is the father of lies and there is no truth in him.



Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. 44 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. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. 46 Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”

John 8:42-47







Therefore, if we are to distinguish ourselves and set ourselves apart as children of the light, then we have to train ourselves and learn to live in truth.It’s very important and imperative to. And when we find ourselves having any difficulties in living truthfully, let’s ask Jesus for help to live in truth like he does because Jesus is the Way, Truth and Life.



Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6



Truth Is Life. Jesus Is Truth.




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✝️ Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. ‭‭🔥Ephesians‬ ‭6:11-17‬🔥 . . . #fullarmorofgod #fullarmor #schemesofthedevil #schemes #devil #God #fleshandblood #powers #forcesofdarkness #spiritualforces #wickedness #standfirm #girdyourloins #truth #breastplate #breastplateofrighteousness #shodyourfeet #gospelofpeace #gospel #🛡#shieldoffaith #flamingarrows #evilone #helmetofsalvation #swordofthespirit #🗡 #⚔️ #wordofGod #bible #📖

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Let’s Live Victoriously By Embracing Truth



Elijah



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Sandals Of Peace As Part Of The Full Armor Of God – Spiritual Warfare

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Sandals of peace as part of the full amor of God – Spiritual warfare.



Spiritual Warfare.



Sandals Of Peace.



And your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.

Ephesians 6:15


Who in this world doesn’t want peace? We crave for it. Whether as believers or non believers. I remember the speech President Donald Trump’s gave when he officially recognized Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and he spoke about the world wanting peace.




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✝️ Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. ‭‭🔥Ephesians‬ ‭6:11-17‬🔥 . . . #fullarmorofgod #fullarmor #schemesofthedevil #schemes #devil #God #fleshandblood #powers #forcesofdarkness #spiritualforces #wickedness #standfirm #girdyourloins #truth #breastplate #breastplateofrighteousness #shodyourfeet #gospelofpeace #gospel #🛡#shieldoffaith #flamingarrows #evilone #helmetofsalvation #swordofthespirit #🗡 #⚔️ #wordofGod #bible #📖

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Especially considering the middle east conflict and the spiritual significance of events going on there.



Everyone in the world is speaking peace but the truth of the matter is that the world and everything in it can not give us peace.
In fact Jesus must have astonished his listeners when he told them that he had not come to bring peace but a sword.



“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’

Matthew 10:34-36






Kind of surprising since he is the Prince of Peace, right? Actually it is not surprising because in another passage Jesus promises to give his followers peace. The kind of peace the world can never give anyone. The kind of peace that cannot be negotiated, bought or sold. Only he as the prince of peace has the ability to give it.



Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 14:27






And he is also that gospel of peace. When we preach Jesus to the world, we are in essence offering them Peace through the the Prince of peace. It is the same with the Beatitudes when Jesus speaks of the peacemakers. If we are peacemakers, we shall not only be blessed but we shall also be called son’s of God. How amazing is that?



Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.

Matthew 5:9



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"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Ephesians 6:10-‬17 NIV #breastplateofrighteousness #helmetofsalvation #swordofthespirit #shieldoffaith #beltoftruth #gospelofpeace #armour #suitedforwar #timetofight #Godsarmy

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Let us always be ready to give people peace when they are faced with chaos, uncertainty, war and instability. Let’s give people Jesus, wherever and whenever we find them. The world is in desperate need of real peace. Let’s therefore put on our sandals of peace: run, sprint, jog, walk to give the world the Prince of Peace.



For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6


Be A Peacemaker. Let’s Live In The Peace Of Jesus.



Elijah



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Shield Of Faith As Part Of The Full Armor Of God – Spiritual Warfare

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Shield Of Faith As Part Of The Full Armor Of God – Spiritual Warfare.


Spiritual Warfare.


Shield Of Faith.



In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Ephesians 6:16.


Faith, Jesus once said even the size of a mustard seed can move a mulberry tree and I strongly believe this.



“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,” the Lord said, “you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.

Luke 17:6






Apostle Paul also wrote that without Faith, we cannot please God:



But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Hebrews 11:6


The devil is always throwing darts and arrows at believers. In fact, that is why the verse in Ephesians 6:16 says you need to have your shield of faith in every situation. You can never ever leave your shield of Faith behind. Never! Doesn’t matter what situation of life you find yourself in. Good, bad, sad, happy, sick, healthy, rich, poor.




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"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Ephesians 6:10-‬17 NIV #breastplateofrighteousness #helmetofsalvation #swordofthespirit #shieldoffaith #beltoftruth #gospelofpeace #armour #suitedforwar #timetofight #Godsarmy

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In every situation, you have to have your shield of Faith.
The devil found Job in a rich, happy state when he started attacking him and he didn’t stop there. He carried on throwing flaming arrows at him even after he had lost everything.



However tough the situation you find yourself in, however dire the circumstances, however tempting to throw your hands in the air and start calling God a liar and feeling like quitting, I urge you, I beseech you to never lose your faith.



Shield of faith in full armor of God for Spiritual warfare
Shield of faith in full armor of God for Spiritual warfare.

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Because the moment you lose your Faith in Jesus, you have lost the battle and war. See, it’s Jesus who gives us victory during this war. Yes, we are soldiers but he is the commander in chief. We take directions from him. He leads and we follow.




So, if you lose faith in your commander in chief, you have inadvertently surrendered to the enemy and joined the other camp.
See, in this spiritual battle, there are only two sides.
Good and Evil. God and the Devil. There is no middle ground.







You either have full trust and Faith in Jesus or you don’t have faith in him. There is no gray, murky shady area.



I pray you take your faith seriously. I pray you always have your shield with you. So that when the devil comes with lies, slander, gossip, accusations, sickness, poverty, loss, grief, betrayal etc, you can quench and extinguish all his arrows so that nothing happens to you and you grow stronger in your faith and move from glory to glory.



Let’s Live Victoriously In Jesus. Take Your Shield Of Faith Every Where You Go.









Elijah



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Dear Oprah – Are You Still Searching For The Way To Heaven And Abba God

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Dear Oprah – Are you still searching for the way to heaven and Abba God?

Dear Oprah,

Are you still searching for the way to Heaven and Abba God or you finally found the way?
See, Dear Oprah,

It doesn’t matter what the popular television shows teach.
It doesn’t matter what the famous authors write.
It doesn’t matter what revered people speak.
It doesn’t matter what the secular media promotes.
It doesn’t matter what Bhudda enlightens.
It doesn’t matter what Mohammed instructed.
It doesn’t matter what New Age has come up with.

There is only one way to heaven.

The world can deny him or look for other ways to heaven.

Unfortunately there is only one way to heaven and there is no other.

It is useless searching for other ways to heaven and God when the right way has been shown and taught.

It’s a truth that can’t be argued, debated or even discussed.

It’s an unchanging truth.

And yet it’s a life giving truth.

None of our good works matter.
Our loving hearts don’t count in the equation.
Our generous hands don’t factor in.Our righteousness is as filthy rags to God.

~

6 But we are all like an unclean thing,

And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;

We all fade as a leaf,

And our iniquities, like the wind,

Have taken us away.

Isaiah 64:6

There is only one way to God and his name is Jesus.

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6

If you are still searching for ways to God and to heaven, I pray the Way himself pays you a visit so that you can have an encounter with him.

Letter Inspired by the Youtube Clip below where Oprah Winfrey is denying Jesus Christ.

You Can Click Here To Watch The Video.

Jules

Breastplate Of Righteousness As Part Of The Full Armor Of God – Spiritual Warfare

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Breastplate of righteousness as part of the full armor of God – Spiritual warfare.



Spiritual Warfare:



The Breast Plate Of Righteousness



What is the importance of the Breastplate of Righteousness as one of the components of the whole armor of God?


The breastplate of righteousness is the part of the full armor of God that guards and protects your heart and soul from dangerous manipulations that the enemy tries to implant.


I’m sure some of you have met situations and people who try to manipulate you by using your emotions to try and make you stumble in your spiritual walk.


Righteousness gives you confidence when the enemy tries to carry out a smear campaign against your character which you know is secured in Jesus Christ.


When you sense the devil tempting you to throw away everything you know about Jesus and to start worrying because things seem to be getting worse instead of better, putting on your breastplate of righteousness is what helps you not to worry. Because you remember that life is about seasons. The seeds of good and righteousness you sow today will reap a plentiful harvest in future.



But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:33-34



So, despite all the manipulations of the enemy to deter you from running your race of Faith, you persevere and hold onto trusting that Jesus knows best. Jesus will always know best.



Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness

Ephesians 6:14



Breastplate of Righteousness Full of Armor of God Spiritual Warfare
Breastplate of Righteousness Full of Armor of God Spiritual Warfare.


If your righteousness is under attack right now and you are wavering in your faith and If for one reason or the other you are feeling discouraged and anxious about the cares of the world, I encourage you to listen to the song, “You’re gonna be ok” by Brian and Jenn Johnson of Bethel Music and I pray it encourages you and let’s you know that whatever it is, “You’re gonna be ok“.



Brian & Jenn Johnson



You’re Gonna Be Ok Lyrics



I know it’s all you’ve got to just, be strong
And it’s a fight just to keep it together, together
I know you think, that you are too far gone
But hope is never lost
Hope is never lost

.

Hold on, don’t let go
Hold on, don’t let go

.
Just take, one step, closer 
Put one foot in front of the other
You’ll, get through this 
Just follow the light in the darkness 
You’re gonna be ok        

.
I know your heart is heavy from those nights
Just remember that you’re a fighter, a fighter
You never know just what tomorrow holds
And you’re stronger than you know
Stronger than you know

.
Hold on, don’t let go
Hold on, don’t let go 

.
Just take, one step, closer 
Put one foot in front of the other
You’ll, get through this 
Just follow the light in the darkness
One step, closer 
Put one foot in front of the other
You’ll, get through this 
Just follow the light in the darkness
You’re gonna be ok        

.
And when the night, is closing in
Don’t give up and don’t give in
This won’t last, it’s not the end, it’s not the end
You’re gonna be ok
When the night, is closing in
Don’t give up and don’t give in
This won’t last, it’s not the end, it’s not the end
You’re gonna be ok



Please wear your breastplate of righteousness and let no enemy manipulate you into taking it off.



Elijah



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