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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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Helmet Of Salvation.



The helmet as part of the full armor of God covers the head. The head contains majority of the neurological system of the human body. It is where the brain along with various neurons are found. It is where the mind, conscious and subconscious reside.




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And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.

Ephesians 6:17-18



Helmet of salvation - Full armor of God
Helmet of salvation – Full armor of God


If for one reason or another a person becomes brain dead though their heart beats, they cannot do much. For example, if a believer is brain dead, they cannot be able to put on their sandals of peace, wield their sword of the spirit, put on their breastplate of righteousness, wear their belt of truth or hold up your shield of faith.



In essence, before you can be able to use any other part of the armor effectively you need salvation. You need to be born again. A believer of Jesus Christ having accepted his gift of salvation.



All humankind has fallen short of the glory of God but Jesus came to offer us salvation and to redeem us from our fallen state.







That is, God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believe, since there is no distinction. 23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 24 They are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

Romans 3:22-24


We don’t have to keep living in our sinful, fallen state anymore.
There is redemption for our sins.
Their is salvation.
We can be saved and live if we believe in God’s begotten son Jesus Christ.



If your spiritual armor is to be effective, then you need to put on your helmet of salvation as a priority. Of course every part of the armor is vital as we have seen in this series and each part meshes seamlessly into the other parts.







For example, to receive Salvation, you need Faith. Faith is your shield as part of the armor. So ultimately a believer needs the complete armor to be able to wage against the enemy. Missing a piece of the armor leaves believers vulnerable to the wiles and devices of the enemy.



We are called to be victorious in Jesus Christ.







Jesus Saves!
Jesus is Your Helmet Of Salvation!
Wear him and protect your head and mind!



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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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“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.

Anchor Text:

“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

Rising Above Foundation – Part 1 – Triumphal Meal

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Rising Above Foundation – Part 1 – Triumphal Meal.

Anchor Text:

“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

Sword Of The Spirit – The Word Of God As Part Of The Full Armor Of God – Spiritual Warfare

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Sword Of The Spirit – The Word Of God As Part Of The Full Armor Of God – Spiritual Warfare.



Spiritual Warfare:



Sword Of The Spirit |The Word Of God.



In our spiritual warfare against the powers of darkness, we have to come against the schemes of the devil and his agents using the word of God. It is therefore important that as a believer you read your Bible, memorize scripture so that you can able to speak the word of God when the enemy tries to tempt you or lead you astray.







The word of God is also very important for encouragement, edification and inspiration. It is daily bread that replenishes our souls, minds, spirits and heart when we grow weary.

Sword of the word of God
Sword of the word of God


The word of God also helps us know about God so that we can worship him in spirit in truth.



And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

Ephesians 6:17



Sword of the word of God Spiritual warfare
Sword of the word of God Spiritual warfare


For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

Hebrews 4:12-13







He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.

Revelation 1:16







But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ ”

Luke 4:4




Get your sword and go defeat the enemy.



Elijah



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