Daily Word

Christianity is not a religion; it is a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a lifestyle based on the Lordship of Jesus in our lives. So we seek to know him more, to make him known through  every situation or circumstances what we encounter  every day.

The Lord gives me understanding

Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is (Ephesians 5:17).

We all in that place where we have been shaken, our faith in God has been tested and tried. But thank the Lord for the comforter, who is the Holy Spirit that reveals to us what the will of God is in every trial and test. Understanding that trials are a must in our lives gives us the motivation to press on. The will of God is that we stand firm and cling to him in our trials,”. There is power in knowing and understanding the value of our testing, the tests come to refine us, and they come to make our faith in him stronger. It is in the testing where we make it clear who believe in, our actions in the testing can weaken our faith in him or make us strong. It is in our trial that our love for our God gets tested, our obedience to him, our faith, humility, sacrifice, patience and endurance. Job had this to say from his testing “Job 23:10 “But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold”. What is your conclusion about God at the end of your testing? Paul said this in Romans 8 : 35-39 “35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Paul still held on to God in his trials and concluded “Nothing shall separate us from the love of God”

What kind of tests are you going through right now, the Lord is on your side, hold close to his promises, let him strengthen you in the test, do not ask him to remove the tests or shorten the testing period. The length of the testing matters, be patient and take the test faithfully, being calm and focusing on the now is very important.  You can choose to fail the test by coming dramatic by calling everyone for their opinions on your testing, refuse to become pity full, revengeful, bitter, murmur or complain. Remember the Lord has the answers to your testing, and not man. Focus on the testing have the out come in mind. Do not hurry to get out, do not find a short cuts, do not cheat on the testing, but ask him to help you come out of the testing refined, ask for a double potion of an noting at the end of the test, ask that you pass the tests and trails with “A+” scores and that you do not flank, if you do remember you will have to retake the test again. Retaking the test is painful because it will be the same test, with different circumstances, different people, different situation but same test. It might come thought a different source but it the same test.

Just like any tests, every time you retake it , the questions are harder, because they have been given a different approach.  So in your testing continue believing God more and more in the testing, Paul and Silas in their pain in Jail, decided to respond to their trial by praising God, they found reason why they needed to praise God, find something to praise God for in your trials, find something to thank God for in your trials, find something to trust God for in your trial, find something to look up unto the hills and declare that your help comes from the Lord and no where else. Choose to believe in the promises of God even when everything looks impossible. Your response in the testing determines the duration your due season.

The Lord wants us to pass the test, he expects us to pass the test because we he makes us able to if we can look unto him in the testing process. Every test he allows in our lives, he has surely prepared us for the test that is why in most cases his voice is not heard in the testing. Reminds me of my days in school, when we were taking tests, the teacher never answered any questions, he did not talk he quietly passed the examination papers and asked us to read the instructions. The only thing he said if any was how long the testing was to take. The room was quite and everyone’s eyes were on the test and occasional look on the clock on the wall.

What does the devil expect out of our testing? He wants to see "F+"  and no retakes. The devil wants you to remain defeated, a failure, the devil’s desire is that we give up in our testing, he wants us to surrender and denounce the very God we believe in, he wants us to start doubting God, question God but we know better. The devil is liar and he is defeated, he will not prevail  and he will surely be met with defeat in every area of our testing for great is our God who should be praised and honored. Choose to obey the Lord, even when it’s painful, Jesus did when he came close to asking for the cup to be taken away from him, he obeyed and prayed” Not my will but your will.   When he asks for sacrifice surrender and give it to him, you will be happy at the end, the process might be painful, Abraham did it, you can do it. Genesis 22 : 1-18. Stay humble in the testing Corinthians 12 : 7-10, endure the test How do we gain this type of endurance? Just like a runner gets endurance through training, so a Christian does through spiritual training. When faced with a trial, I encourage you to pray, read your Bible, be in fellowship with other Christians, and trust in the Lord. 2 Corinthians 1:6.

Lastly remain patient  Paul says in Hebrews 10:34 -36 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.  And James 1:12-4 says “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1 : 2-4.

Let us pass the test this week and give God the glory as we get promoted to the next level in Godliness.
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Fresh Fire Prayer births Revival

Joel 2:28 “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.

Just before I travelled to Florida last week, we had gone  to the prayer mountain with our ministry intercessors in Scotts Valley, the International prayer mountain of the world. I love frequenting this place. The Spirit of the Lord caused me to take note of what was going on in the prayer mountain, there were people of all ages praying, the majority were a younger generation. When I got out of the cabin to do a prayer walk in the trees, I met a group with a pastor from Brazil and we talked a little and he told me why he had come there with his intercessor. I joined his group for several minutes and we held hands and wept before our God. Amazingly, he was being driven by the same fire and same passion that is hitting planet earth today. There fire and passion for intensified prayer that has been released by the father.

The key is, it has been initiated by the father and not the work of man. This is his time set, no one isgoing to resist what he is doing because any time his set time comes, he must move. There is a gathering that is has been in the works by the Lord himself, no human hand intervention or effort is has been involved, God has been moving and causing the hearts of men to be broken and sensitive  to his need in this hour. There is a difference between when man seeks God and God responds to the seeker. Paul say in Hebrews 11:6 “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”.

But am talking about God initiating something at his own set time, we are living in a prophetic set time and when his set time comes, no man can take credit for it because even those he uses will be channels that he moves through and will have no control of what he does through them. You see this in when the children of Israel have been in exile for a set time of 70 years according to Jeremiah 25:11-12, the 70 years begun in 605 BC. They lived in captivity without a temple, without feasts, sacrifices and rituals which were prescribed by the law. Cyrus the Persian overthrew Babylonians in 539 BC. Here see what God does, when this set time of captivity ends God steps in. He stirs heart of king Cyrus of Persia to let the children of Israel go back. God moved in Egypt after 400 years set time, when his set time comes he causes an evil king to act to cause the upbringing of Moses. This is now the set time of the Lord in our life time. So just as God had to move in his set time to his people from captivity, God is about to return his people from captivity of sin, lurk warmness, to a place where we will worship God in truth, he is stirring hearts of men and women to preach the gospel of love with passion, causing them that are bound to be set free and those that have backslidden to be restored back. So what is he doing and how is he moving?

Prayer groups are springing up in homes in a great number, prayer teleconferences are being held in the entire globe, daily throughout the day and nights, as they pray there is a shift  occurring in the air, powers of darkness are aware of the prophetic timing, but they cannot resist anymore because it’s the set time. That is why you see more and more evil on earth but the spirit of God is at work in a greater intensity.  God is revealing himself in a new way in this prayer conferences and home group prayers. Prayer Mountains and forests are flooded with people who now come in groups, we are in realization that, it’s not a me or you thing anymore, it’s not that church or our church or our ministry, but it’s the kingdom of God that must become. It is not coming to one church, one Nation but to the all Nations, all tongues. God is calling us back to unity as a church, when we discover that God never does anything on earth unless his people pray, we will pray corporately. The Lord is about to do something big on earth, it is something we have not seen nor seen, he is  awakening intercessors in different parts of the world and they are going to pray continuously in one mind and purpose.

I am writing to encourage you to join a prayer group or a prayer conference that is praying the will of God on earth. Because we have no clue of how God is going to move, all we have to do is yield as he causes us to pray, studying past rivals is good but he is not going to move in the same way. I believe that God reveals himself to every generation in a unique way. The glory of the present church is going to be greater than the glory of the church in the book of acts. Whatever God is about to do, is it greater than the great revivals? Who of you remnant is left who has been reading about the glory of the former temple, church move of God and you have been comparing it with the former and you say “the present church looks or seems to you like nothing? Be ready for the Lord is about to pour his spirit upon all flesh, upon all people all Nationalities, every tribe and tongue. There is a greater work that has not been done in our cities, that is has begun to be done. There is a cleansing that is coming to church, the body of Christ and there is a fear and reference of God. The most high God that has begun to hit his people, the lying we have done from the pulpit is coming to the end, every mimic of his noting, glory and move is being dealt with to give easy for the true glory, fresh fire and fresh rain. I am so excited, I feel like I can relate with Elijah when he said I hear the sound of the rain.

God bless you, I hope to see you in our Weekly meetings where the spirit of God is moving powerfully and exposing every enemy. Come and hear what the Holy Spirit is saying.

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There is a Gospel that is yet to be preached

For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel. (1 Corinthians 9:16).

I found myself crying in an unusual way in prayer, it sounded like a cry of a little child demanding the attention of the parent because they are in pain and need help urgently, it was not a cute approach as i have been taught or prayed, I literary cried out “Help me father” Do not pass our generation’s assignments’ to the next because we have failed to hear you in our generation.”. I have learned that before God uses one to preach a timely message he first deals with that individual on that area and explains or brings awareness of the situation, in many cases his burden gets laid upon that very individual so that when they speak, the message has a weight that human beings cannot dispute   it’s authenticity and origin, but can only agree that it has come from God. And that the fire and the intensity that it is delivered by must only come from an inner compelling power like that one of Paul when he said “woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel.  In these trying times, it is easy to think all we need is revival on earth, but revival comes to a people who once knew the Lord, and begins with individual or personal revival.

If we are not moved by the Holy Spirit of God in this hour we will end up preaching a messages that soothe people’s ears but will not give them the deliverance they need. You can treat the symptoms of a certain disease, for a given period of time, and this time will be determined on how long your immune system will put up with you just fighting the symptoms. The frequent reoccurrences of a certain issue in our bodies are normally and indication a deeper and crucial underlying problem. But a time comes when the body shuts down and demands for a proper diagnosis, which will involve a lot of lab work, various testings.   This has been the body of Christ for several years. Now that we have heard a gospel that has helped us get our finances together, our large beautiful houses cute cars and all that good for ourselves.  Is it not time we devote our lives to the right gospel of Jesus Christ?

In our own efforts we have tried to preach the Gospel by breaking it down into many versions and a variety of bible translations. We have studied the bible like Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:15 “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” We have interpreted and understood the Hebrew /Jewish and Greek meanings of the words in the bible and it has been good and served us well as a body and as individuals  this far “BUT” now let us go back to the father, for fresh manner, for a word that proceeds  out of mouth our Lord , for the “thou says the Lord” over this season , over the events of the world.

There is Gospel that is yet to be preached and must be preached. There are great things that must come to pass, great things that are yet to be done in the kingdom of God, for the kingdom of God. There are things that are yet to be done in our own individual lives, in our children’s lives, in our homes, cities, states, Nations and then the end shall come. The gospel that has not been preached and must be preached is this, “Repent for the Kingdom of God is near” And for God so loved the world that he gave his only son. Who should repent, all should repent, backsliders, those who live lurk warm lives, and those who are in sin. We cannot preach a pure Gospel in our  lukewarmness, or our backslidden state. Sinners will lonely be compelled to come to Christ by a pure and uncompromising word that comes from an impartation from the Lord during our time spent with him.  So who should repent all of us, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23.

Why should we repent? Because sin leads to death, if we do not repent we will spend eternity in the lake of fire” There are people dying ending in this torturing place and they are crying saying “ I wish someone could have told me  that this was the consequences of my sin. Some wish we could have preached the straight gospel on why Jesus came. We need to tell people including our loved ones that God loves them, and that he asks them to receive this love, and if they do receive this love, they will have eternal life in the life to come. And also mention to them what happens if they do not receive the free gift of love and forgiveness from God, they will spend eternity in this place that was only meant for the devil and the fallen angels, but will also become a place for those who refuse to accept  the gift of life. John 6:40a “For my father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life.” John 6:29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent. Luke 13:3b “But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” Matt 4:17. From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” Matthew 3:2 “You must change your hearts and minds, for the Kingdom of Heaven has arrived!” Mark 6:12 So they went out and preached that people should turn away from their sins. Acts 2:38  Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Overcoming a Critical Spirit

“What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?” (James 4:1-12).

In life, our own frustrations can lead to a critical attitude. If life is not turning out the way we desire, we hide our own frustrations by finding fault with others. Judging others comes naturally to us. In the book of Matthew 7:1, Jesus told us not to judge “lest you be judged”. When we judge others we create an atmosphere void of love, because judgment is saying that you are better than the other person or you can do better than they did. God wants us to live in peace at all times with one another. Paul exhorts us this way, “Always be humble and gentle. Patiently put up with each other and love each other. Try your best to let God’s Spirit keep your hearts united. Do this by living in peace”. (Ephesians 4:2, 3)

Peace is more important than all justice. Peace is the absence of dissension or violence.Peace has always been among humanity’s highest values. It is tranquility, harmony, peace of mind and goodness among others. What causes an atmosphere that creates dissension or war? It starts from one person or individuals who feel different. In most cases these are those who feel like their needs are not being addressed or they have not benefited from the decisions that have been made. The Bible describes this as having a “critical spirit”.

A critical spirit does not only destroy or affect the individual, but also affects others. Critical people are hurting people who need deliverance. This spirit when left unchecked over time, prevents one from seeing and appreciating the goodness of the Lord in the past, now and in the future. It also blinds one to even the gifts of others in the church or even in the workplace. This spirit works hand in hand with the spirit of pride. The danger of this spirit is that we do not realize its power to affect, damage and even destroy a family, church, community or even a nation.

This spirit has become very influential in destroying many churches and ministries. In the book of James chapter 4 he is warning the believers to stop speaking against one another. He clearly points out the root cause of the fighting, quarreling and bickering among themselves; he says it is because of the unregenerate mind, or simply carnality. It is very sad that many of our churches are full of “unconverted believers.” These are church going people who profess Christ, but are not changed. They have the talk of a believer, but their mind and actions are that of an unbeliever. Paul lists for us what we should be filling our minds with on a daily basis in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell (take an inventory) on these things.”

How do you overcome a critical spirit? First, it is by having a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Second, it is by spending transforming time with him in prayer and study of His word, the Bible. When you do these things you are being transformed in your thinking or renewing your mind. Romans 12:1-2 tells us that the way we are “transformed”; the way we learn to live Christ’s life, is by the renewing of our minds. Ephesians 4:22-24 exhorts us to “… put off concerning the former conversation the old man which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind ; and that ye put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” It is putting off negative and corrupt thinking and putting on God’s thoughts. In the Bible Joseph was sold by his own brothers when he was 17 years old. He could have spent the rest of his life resenting and being critical about his brothers, but he chose to respond to them the God-way. As a result he made a very big impression in a foreign land, Egypt, and was even promoted to be prime minister, only second to Pharaoh. The only way Joseph could possibly have made this impression was by constantly “putting off” his own natural bitterness and resentments and putting on God’s wisdom and understanding, thereby being able to see all that happened to him not from his own viewpoint, but from God’s viewpoint. You and I can do the same; we can choose not to talk bout others in a negative way. We can choose instead to use our tongues to bless others.

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Let Us All Stand For Jesus

Who said standing for Jesus was easy?

It has never been easy and anyone who claims it is has not lived the sacrificial life of Christ. Standing up for Christ must cost you something. I am not talking about going to church and singing songs meant to pull a crowd, but not for the purposes of salvation. I am talking about living daily for Christ. I am talking about waking up in the morning to live for Christ Jesus; living for Him throughout your eight hour shift in your secular job and going to bed as a Christian. Anyone living truly for Christ in this age must feel uncomfortable by either the way you are perceived or by what surrounds you. Friend, get ready because the days of getting saved so you can live a comfortable life are coming to an end and we are entering real saints’ days just as in the days of the Apostles in the book of Acts. As you yield to the Spirit of the living God be open to what the Lord is doing with those who have surrendered to him in this hour, willing to forsake and lose all for the sake of the gospel.

When we yield to God, He leads us in accomplishing what He wants accomplished. In yielding He tells us what He wants, why He wants it accomplished, who He wants to accomplish it through, what He wants to accomplish and when. Now we are in a season where many are asking what is God into in this season? What is happening on earth as the enemy has released fear and confusion on the many Nations of the world? Friend, I want to tell you that the Lord is strictly speaking a word to His chosen people. It is time for the church of Jesus Christ to stand up for Jesus; it is time for the church to move with God. It is time for God’s people to trust Him with our lives and for them to be known that they serve a mighty God, not by word, but by lifestyle.

God has put His fire in many of his children who have chosen to yield to Him in this season. It is a very exciting season and yet a season that only those who truly know their God will continue to experience His goodness. These are those He has given an unquenchable zeal by virtue of their constant prayer, hunger and thirst for righteousness. Many who for years have felt like outcasts in the body of Christ because they refused to compromise are dreaming dreams and seeing visions; His visions have become to them like fire shut up in our bones (Jeremiah 20:9). These visions are pulling the like-minded together; they are uniting as one people for only one reason “to win souls for the kingdom of God and do the will of God”. God has put in them a love for one another, to love the unlovable, to touch the untouchable, and to reach the unreachable for the sake of the Gospel. As days go by these individuals have come to know that it is not their doing but the Lord’s doing. There is an inner drive that puts them on their feet.

As mega churches are shrinking, the Lord is doing a new thing. Prayer groups and home groups are springing in corporate offices and in schools among teachers who are believers; believers are being awakened. Many in the body are talking not about Bible studies, but more about getting together and praying. As this prayer movements continue and increase in number, they will drown the voice of the enemy over this land. There will be a nationwide spread of the fire of God. All across the nation, we will see the prisoners of sin set free; and we will see chains that bound many to drugs, alcohol and immorality set free for the glory of God. They will run into the safe arms of the Lord God. Many will be set free from the fear of witnessing the Gospel because divine boldness is coming to the body of Christ. America is going to break out in prayer. Just like when God called Gideon and said, “Go in this thy might. Have not I sent thee?” (Judges 6:14). God has released and is still releasing to those that have enlisted in His army, strength to match the tasks they have been assigned to. You must know that the ability He has provided is equal to the specific task He has assigned you. All you have to do is yield to His will; He who has called you is faithful. The same power that was in Jesus now resides in you; Jesus carried unusual strength because He was in the centre of God’s agenda for Him. Remember, He said: “I can of my own self do nothing. As I hear, so, I do (John 5:30).

Many are abandoning what they once thought were important and instead are prioritizing theirs lives to align with the word of God. Many, who were captives of fear, worry, Mormon, and worldly pleasures, are turning to God. Many who have been disturbed by the status of the body of Christ have become like Nehemiah, they have the zeal to see the presence of God and his power in operation in this generation. They have been liberated by the spirit of God. They have found the secret Paul writes about in Galatians 5:25 says: “If we live in the Spirit; let us also walk in the Spirit”. It is by walking in the Spirit that they have found their freedom. It is by walking in the Spirit that fear has left their lives. It is by walking in the Spirit that they have joy unstoppable and peace unspeakable. In walking in the spirit they daily hear the words of the Apostle Paul encouraging them to press on. Paul said to Timothy, “7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. (2 Timothy 4:7-8)

The Power of Kingdom Commitment

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” (1 Corinthians 4:20).

The word commitment is not a very common word anymore in our society. This is because it is viewed as something bad or one that binds one to particular thing while giving an individual no choices. This is because we live in a world of choices, and freedom to choose. We hear a lot about, “if you are happy with your choices; that is all that matters”. This attitude does not take into account the type or kind of choices that have been made. However, as Christ’s followers our choices have to be aligned with the word of God. It is not what feels right, sound right or what makes us happy, it is what corresponds with the word of God that matters. We really cannot be controlled by the word of God unless our lives are submitted to Him through a personal relationship and by living by the kingdom set principles which calls for commitment. The dictionary defines the word “Commitment” as a state or quality of being dedicated to a cause; it may also refer to a promise. It is also known as a pledge or an undertaking. Commitment calls for single-mindedness involvement and total engagement. Commitment keeps you focused, alert and vigilant. Commitment to the kingdom restrains you from getting entangled with the things of these world or affairs that do not please God. It says no to ungodliness, no to sin.

“The Kingdom of God is not a matter of talk, but of power.” The Devil would love for us to believe the opposite. One can only enjoy the promises of God by being committed to the kingdom living. The kingdom is not a tangible physical thing that we can touch or see, but its principles when applied produce power. The Bible says the kingdom of God is “righteousness peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17). The enemy knows that if we got this truth in our hearts and live with the awareness that though we live on this earth we are not of this world, we will be a people of great power. God wants us to live here being governed by the kingdom rules. The kingdom of God means the rule of God being practiced here on earth. The devil knows that our carnal attempts are nothing more than cheap veneer. He doesn’t mind if we look good to everybody as long as we are basically a cheap imitation inside. The word of God says the “kingdom of God is within you”. (Luke 17:21)The devil knows who is inside of you; if he is not the one then he knows who lives in you by your fruits, by your conduct and behavior. The Devil is all about image, he fears substance. Colossians 2:17 says, “Christ in you” is the hope of glory. “When you are committed to the kingdom, the devil does not fear you but fears the “Christ in you”. He does not care about your wisdom or your eloquence, he fears the Christ in you.

Paul, the apostle, knew this truth, and avoided the lure to “show off”. He says in 1 Corinthians 2:4: “My message and preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power”. Friend, the only power we can stand on is the one found within the kingdom. The devil knows your commitment to the kingdom, and he watches for any open doors in your life that can give him a foothold to talking you out of it. However, friend, remember the kingdom you live in, are connected with, and have been bought into, is one of power. I want to encourage you to have a strong foundation in the word of God. Do not rest on the doctrines of your denomination or religious beliefs, but stand on the power of God found in His kingdom through your relationship with Him. Do not stand on men’s reasoning, some new revelations, new interpretations of the word, or men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. Get to know the kingdom benefits and promises. Get to know God to a point where you know his voice. He says my sheep know my voice, if you develop a commitment to the kingdom, your heavenly father will be committed to you. If you know him in his beauty, mercy and power, you will not need any man to talk you into living in the kingdom (living for God). Remember if a man can talk you into something, they can also talk you out of it. The devil wants converts made by men! The devil is no match; he trembles, fears and falls down at the face of those converts made by God for their faith rests on “God’s power” and His power is the only power there is.

As you go through this week, purpose in your heart to live within the kingdom principles, and walk in the power and authority of the kingdom. Live your life with the knowledge that the anointed one, Jesus Christ, lives inside of you, and it is His anointing that breaks the yoke. Operate in this anointing; ask the Holy Spirit of God for a door for the anointing to operate through you wherever you are, be it in the grocery store, at work or even on the highways. Be sensitive to the Spirit of God who rules in the kingdom in this hour. Seek the anointing of God and not the silly methods of men! Let the Holy Spirit teach you; do not relay on methods of men. Do not depend on man-made dreams, but long for the outpouring of God in your daily life this week instead. I do not know what you are going through in your Christian walk. If you are sick in your body, stop right here and say this, “Lord in the name of Jesus heal my physical body”. “Thank you because you are the healer and I receive your healing today, in Jesus name. Amen”. Whatever you are going through ask the lord to move in your circumstance and tell Him He is able to reverse the curse of the enemy and thank Him for the answer in prayer.

Till next week, please come join me for our Monthly prayer breakfast at Sonesta Silicon Valley Hotel, 1820 Barber Ln Milpitas, CA 95035. For more information please contact us at 408-833-6478, website: www.vesselforhonor.org, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/imwango or twitter at: https://twitter.com/Bwonyakundi

The Lord Knows Your Needs

Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk”. (Acts 3:6).

Are you sure you know what you are lacking in your life today? Do you really know your very deepest need? God amazes me every day. There are moments in your Christian walk I believe you pause and just get excited about the Lord. One of the things that really can make us secure in Him is the knowledge that He knows us better than anyone on this earth. But it’s easier to capitalize, major or zero in a given need, desire or want, fully convinced that that if that need was met then our problems will be solved. However, if we checked with God, he would point our need as something else. In Acts 3 we read the story of this man who was born lame. All he knew was to beg, but begging was not his profession. What really made him beg was his physical condition. Nonetheless, on this particular day, his daily normal routine was rudely. First, he approached the Apostle Peter just like he would anyone, not knowing that this was his last day of being lame. It was his last day to be carried from one place to the other and of depending on others. It was a new day for him too because he really discovered that what he always thought he needed was not really his prominent or fundamental need. He needed something that he never thought of or even imagined. You can conclude that Ephesians 3:20 was his scripture of the day, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” .This man had settled and had come into terms with his in situation; he had tried to add flavor to it by begging. This tells us that even when the devil imprisons us illegally by situations or circumstances, the Father’s love always responds by delivering us. Your need or trouble has an expiration date attached to it; just like this man, God wants to set you free.

But wait! This man had to cooperate with the demands of Peter. “Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them” (Acts 3: 4, 5). The distance between your need and your miracle is hidden in cooperating with the Holy Spirit. It is hidden in your response to the requirement set in the word of God regarding your need. Many a times the Holy Spirit wants to meet our needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus, but we are too busy to pay attention. “He says be still and know that I AM God”. He is God over your situation, and over that what is causing fear, pain, disappointment, despair, chaos, confusion or even death. Are you facing a situation in your life where the enemy has told you all lies on how impossible it is to get out of it? Maybe he has led you to believe it is your way of life. He said it runs in your family, it is in the air, it comes with age. Is the devil using your current situation to torture you, ridicule you or even, making you to give up in life? Do not allow his deception to rule your life, rise and look up unto the Lord, from whom your help comes from.

The word of God was written and spoken to meet every need you might have today. “The grass around you will wither and the flowers fall, every man/woman, standing for you or against will one day be moved away , the hills and the valleys might one day disappear, but the word of our God stands forever.” (see, Isaiah 40:8) Peter 1:1:25 says, “but the word of the Lord stands forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you” All man’s promises to you might never, never be fulfilled, but the Lord’s promises to you are sure to come to pass. If you meet the specified conditions in his word, in short if you have been made righteous by the faith in Christ Jesus and are truly living a life that expresses your faith in him, here is what He says, “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:10-11)

As I write about the faithfulness of God I am reminded how God is Jealous over you as His child who has been blood-bought and blood-washed, by the blood of his son Jesus Christ. He wants to protect you and shield you. It is not the will of God that the judgment due to the wicked should come upon the righteous. “Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? The LORD said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.” What if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city because of five people?” “If I find forty-five there,” he said, “I will not destroy it.” (Genesis 18:23, 26, 28) How important it is for you to get this principle. Also, consider Psalm 1:4-6; Psalm 91:7, 8. The psalmist gives this promise to the believer, “The Lord God almighty has always put a difference between the wicked and his people”. He did it in Egypt. “…but among the Israelites not a dog will bark at any man or animal.’ Then you will know that the LORD makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel”. (Exodus 11:7)

The man in Acts 3 did not know all that the Lord had in store for him, but he saw God’s faithfulness. God is always working behind the scenes to expose the lies of the enemy, so you can enjoy His goodness in the land of the living.

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Do not be satisfied with the ordinary 

Joshua spoke to the house of Joseph, to Ephraim and Manasseh, saying, “You are a numerous people and have great power; you shall not have one lot only,” (Joshua 17:17).

Last night I watched and witnessed the 49niners win over the ATL Falcons. It is always fun watching these players do the extraordinary. It is those who understand the power within them and play in their uniqueness that brings flavor to the team. These are the people who ignore their critics and all barriers, defy history and run and play like they are the only one running and playing. The world is in need of the extraordinary; they are looking and seeking for the extraordinary. There is a God-given desire in you and me to do the extraordinary and to move those mountains that seem immovable to everyone else. There are mountains that have stood in your family for many years and even generations. There are spirits that have ruled your life, your family and your generational lineage and now they have a sense of ownership and a sense of belonging in your destiny. They have taken control and they want to dictate and control the outcome of your destiny. You have tried to produce fruits, but you have not become productive. You are busy, but your busyness has become one of the ways the devil has robbed you because though you have been busy you have not succeeded in any area of your life. Do you feel like for you “it is the same old same old”? Have you cried and wept till you cannot cry anymore, or been sick and tired till you cannot be sick and tired anymore because you really do not know how to be sick and tired anymore? In 2013 the Lord is saying you have the answer to your long-term suffering. Stop wondering anymore because your lack of productivity is hidden in the fact you have been scratching the surface to what is hidden deep inside of you. There are bottlenecks to your God-given destiny.

Make up your mind that in this New Year, you are not going to cry the same tears you cried last year or the previous years. That you are not going to climb the same mountains, not singing the same victory songs or failure songs, and that you are not going to make the same complaints. Make up your mind that you are not going to blame the same person and holding them responsible for your failures and miseries, and that you are not going to be critical of others and their dreams or visions. On the contrary, decide that you are going to rise up and call upon the Lord to revive you. Our God is a God of restoration, He revives. You have to understand that you are unique and there is no one like you walking on planet earth. Equipped with this knowledge, you will find that your God-given ability rises to great heights every time you allow God to move through you. You are not on earth to test the waters; you are here to get into the water regardless of the temperatures.

Your success in any area you are pursuing in life is dependent on who goes before you and behind you. If you are anchored in God, if your trust is in the highest God, you will surely succeed in anything you put your hands on. If the presence of God goes with you, failure is not an option. You might experience temporal failure but you will rise up, and continue in your pursuit. We must be glued to the presence of God. When we are consumed with His presence around us we become magnetized to Him, we see possibilities where everyone sees impossibilities, and we become full of confidence and faith. We then have no doubt that we were born to win and to succeed. When we disconnect from the Lord and choose to walk a path that His presence is absent, we become disconnected and demagnetized from Him. We are full of fears and doubts. When presented with opportunities we say, “People will laugh at me. I might lose my money and I might fail”.

We must believe in God and know that He created you and gave you the ability. Your ability does not come from the universe. We must know that if God created us with a certain talent, we are the only one He is waiting for to bring out that which He wants to see in the universe.

We were not created to pray to the universe or ask the universe to give us stuff or for it to bless us; we were created to rule the universe. The universe has no power to give that which God did not design it to give or produce. It was created, and the only one who has power over the universe is the one who created it. Let us channel our prayers to our only God and ask Him to help us, so that we can believe in Him for direction and take our rightful place of ruler-ship over the universe. Friend, many gods and prophets of great religions of the world have the power to say anything they want, but only one God has the power to say and impart what He says. And that is our God!

If you believe with all your hear that the Lord is speaking to you in this article, pleases e-mail me at isabella@vesselforhonor.org or call me , at 408-833 6456.  I will be glad to pray with you in agreement to allow our Father to bring change into your life. Visit our website for more information about our monthly meetings. Get in touch with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/imwango or twitter at: https://twitter.com/Bwonyakundi

The Danger Of Selective Hearing

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–His eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20).

The Spirit of the Lord is speaking in this hour to us, and He wants us the church to wake up, repent and turn away from our backslidden ways. However, there is a danger in the church. The Lord, says “my people have developed selective hearing; they choose what they hear, how they hear it and what it means to them. If it pleases their ears and eyes, they accept it as the word of the Lord, if it corrects them, rebukes them, they do not accept it as the word of God”. Selective hearing occurs when people choose to ignore things that they don’t want to hear, and choose and accept only what they want to hear. It is not a physiological condition, but a choice because individuals who practice selective hearing are physically hearing the words, but their minds choose not to acknowledge the words simply because it is not what they want to hear. In many cases, their conscious mind has been conditioned to only hear and receive the information that appeals to them. As a result, their subconscious mind does not register any information that is contrary to what it has been conditioned to.

So why is the Spirit of the Lord speaking about selective hearing? If you close your eyes for a few minutes and reflect on what has happened and what is happening in the body of Christ, you will agree that we have created our own Bible and called it the word of God. This is because we choose which scriptures to quote and believe in and those we cannot not read or believe. We have developed a way of excusing those scriptures that are harsh; we say they were written in the Old Testament time or that they were written for a particular audience. We are a church generation that reads Christian literature more than we read the word of God or even speak or have a conversation with God. We are a church generation that has personal relationships with our spiritual leaders instead of a relationship with the Lord Jesus. We have become prayer-less in our walk with the Lord. We have acquired a form of godliness but constantly deny its power. In this hour, the Spirit of the Lord is simply calling us back to the Lord as a church. In the book of exodus we read how the children of Israel were invited to the mountain of the Lord so God could speak to them. Halfway there, they became afraid to hear from God directly and they instead told Moses to go and hear for them. Sin will make us uncomfortable to hear the voice of God.

When we cannot handle the purity and holiness of God in becoming like Him, we will not want to face Him or we will not want to be in direct contact with Him. We are afraid of what He might say, so we choose to make our own god, but call it ‘God’. I imagine the Israelites after waiting for Moses to return they might have feared of what Moses was going to say from God, so they made their own god to replace the one Moses went to hear from. Aaron was a leader by nature, people flocked to Him. Leaders have away of pulling crowds even without the anointing being present in their lives. Leaders know what to tell people and how to say it. Israel was under the leadership of Aaron while Moses had delayed in the mountain. They made a golden calf and they bowed down to worship it saying, “These are your God, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.” (Exodus 32:8) We have become like this people, we have made our own gods, but call them ‘God’. We do not change its name because we still want to associate ourselves with God, though we know it is not really Him. They knew very well the golden calf was not the God that delivered them out of Egypt. We also know very well we have given the glory of God to another by what we have done as a church. However, God is still merciful; He wants us back for His own, and His compassionate love is calling you back to Him.

The events and happenings around us and the world have been sent to awaken God’s people from their spiritual apathy and disobedience. They should provoke us to return to the Lord. Those who have been called by the Lord in this hour must see the future clearly; we must interpret current events by hearing the voice of the Spirit of the living God. We must know the heart of God that He wants us to return to Him. He is calling the church into repentance, but repentance must begin with His servants; the pastors, evangelists, prophets, and teachers. We have to come to that place where God reveals to us as leaders how far we have turned away from Him. We no longer can depend on research on the most popular messages in the church; a popular message is not what the church needs but a rare message. In the book of Joel, the prophet Joel uses times to say the timeless. He uses pictures and current events to warn Judah in His messages; He heard from the Lord and continued to speak till the people heard Him. Child of God, let us return to our God. As Joel, let us blow the trumpet in our families, cities and nation, declare a holy fast, and call a sacred assembly. Let’s consecrate ourselves for our God, let us weep and repent before the Lord. Let those who minister before the Lord weep in the house of the Lord. If we do then will the Lord be jealous for this land and take pity on His people. Then He will send us grain, new wine and oil, enough to satisfy you fully; never again will He make us an object of scorn to the nations.

If you believe with all your hear that the Lord is speaking to you in this article, pleases e-mail me at isabella@vesselforhonor.org or call me , at 408-833 6456.  I will be glad to pray with you in agreement to allow our Father to bring change into your life. Visit our website for more information about our monthly meetings. Get in touch with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/imwango or twitter at: https://twitter.com/Bwonyakundi

The church does not need to turn over a new leaf

At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps and punish those who are complacent, who are like wine left on its dregs, who think’The LORD will do nothing, either good or bad.’ (Zephaniah 1:12).

This might not a very popular article; you might not like me at the end of reading it. But that is fine, the Lord has sent me and I must obey Him.

The New Year is here and I am not sure what the other prophets and servants of God have said that they have heard from the Lord. I just came back from our yearly family vacation up in Sierra Mountains. It was a normal day, while the kids went skiing, I stayed in the resort just to spend time with God. While in prayer, the spirit of God said to me in voice, “Tell the church to stop romancing me and instead do what I ask them to do”. “I want the church changed into my own likeness and do the things that my son said they will do”. As I stayed in His presence, what He was saying became very clear. We are a church generation that has said very beautiful things to the Lord and about the Lord. We sing very spiritual romantic songs to the King of Kings and to the Lord of Lords; and we bring offerings and tithes to His house. We dance in what we really think is His presence, but there is something missing: We ignore to do what He asks us to do. We are good in taking part of the truth of the word of God and ignoring the whole part of the truth. We have developed our own concept about God that is based on our own disappointment with Him. Therefore ignoring His nature and His power, we say we know Him, but we only know Him in our own formed concept. We have become too familiar with God, and as a result we do not regard Him as God anymore. We have no idea of who He really is. We are not accountable in His presence because we really know Him in our own understanding. We can only be accountable in presenting Him to the world if we have the whole truth about Him. There are things we have learned as a church body that God is requiring that we unlearn them. There are songs we have sang to Him that we must stop singing because they have led us to falsehood or hindered us from having the divine concept of who God is to us and to the world. He is calling us to operate in His true power. It is not good enough to have the concept and the theory, He wants you to experience and encounter Him in your daily activities.

The Lord wants you and me to change in this New Year. He wants you to allow Him to penetrate to those areas in your life that you have held so dear and so close to you that have become your idol. These are areas that have created an atmosphere that does not challenge you to go deeper into the things of God. We cannot continue to romance Him. It is good to stay at His feet, and it is good to worship Him, but we are to live a life that reflects Him. Anyone who sits in the presence of the true God, with the true knowledge of Him and that only comes from a relationship cannot remain the same. You cannot worship a true God and sing romantic songs having Him in mind and not another and still stay the same in your character and lifestyle. We then must ask ourselves which areas God wants you and me to change. We know the areas that need to change and the Lord wants to help you to change so you can become a true worshipper in His presence. He promises that when we change for His glory, He will give us divine authority over everything that comes our way. We will be able to say to the world what He says, just like Zephaniah (see, Zephaniah 1:11-12). We need more of internal change and reformation. We must come to that place when know that mere respect for God will never produce the needed metamorphosis. The church does not need to turn the leaf over, but it needs a new life. Change begins from the heart; when our hearts change we act and speak with the boldness of God. God gives hope when we change.

The changes He wants to bring into your life and mine will give us the power to live like His begotten son Jesus Christ lived while He walked on earth. His lifestyle made those around Him question Him. Some confessed that God must have been with Him. Nicodemus was one of them. John 3:1-2 says, “Now there came a man of the Pharisees whose name was Nicodemus, a member of the council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could do the miraculous signs that you do unless God were with Him.” Everywhere He went, He declared His son-ship by His lifestyle. When He came across the furious winds in the sea, He rebuked the storm (Luke 8:24). By this He set an example of how we should respond to storms in our lives. When He came across those who were spiritually dead, He told them what they needed to do. This is what He told Nicodemus in response to his greeting, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, He cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3) When He came across those who were dead physically He called them back into life. He healed the sick; He delivered the demon possessed; He declared freedom to those who were bound; and He set the captive free.

The Lord wants to bring change into your thought life; Christ died for your mind to be set free from tormenting thoughts. He died so your mind can be renewed into His likeness. In 2013 allow Him to fill you with His thoughts because your mind is an important tool for the Lord Jesus. Also, our minds can only function well under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Only when our minds are overshadowed by Holy Spirit can we do the things Jesus did. This means that each thought should lead us into a direct divine encounter with the person of Jesus Christ. Every problem and circumstance should lead you to a divine direction to a God-given solution. God wants you to stay alert to His presence around you this year and always. Do not focus on what the devil can do, but focus on God and what He will do. God is committed to His word. God is not in war with the devil anymore. The devil might be in war with us as children of God, but all we have to do is point Him back to the cross of Calvary. The Bible says that the devil was defeated in heaven and thrown down here. He tried a second time, tempting Jesus to forgo His mission to save us, but Jesus defeated Him. I believe with all my heart that if the devil knew what the death of Jesus meant to you and me, He could have begged Judas not to betray Him.

Child of God, we must stop giving God what we think He wants from us, but listen to Him so He can correct us, build us and transform us. We cannot romance God by words, songs and actions. If we want to please God, everything we do must be done according to His will, in alignment with His purposes and in His time. Do not fear and do not compromise, just do what He has called you to do. Be that blessing at your place of work, heal the sick, drive out demons and set the captives free. Declare liberty to those that are oppressed. God wants to open your spiritual eyes to see what He is doing in every situation you encounter. He wants you to be one with Him, so when you come across someone who is sick, ask the lord to open your spiritual eyes to see what He is doing to the person. In Luke 5:19 “Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; He can do only what He sees His Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” Lastly, for change to come into your life you must hand over control of your life to the one and only Lord Jesus Christ. You must repent for living and having a concept of God that has been created out of your own disappointments. Your must surrender your will, emotions, attitudes and everything about you to Him. Ask Him to reveal to you the hidden treasures of the kingdom in this hour.

If you believe with all your hear that the Lord is speaking to you in this article, pleases e-mail me at isabella@vesselforhonor.org or call me , at 408-833 6456.  I will be glad to pray with you in agreement to allow our Father to bring change into your life. Visit our website for more information about our monthly meetings. Get in touch with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/imwango or twitter at: https://twitter.com/Bwonyakundi