Hello everyone, I want to share with you this message on my heart from Acts 8.
Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and PREACHED CHRIST to them.(emphasis mine.) And the people gave heed to the things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. And there was great joy in that city. Acts 8:5-8
It is interesting to note that Philip offered them Christ, not his eloquence, oratorical skills or charisma. And the Word was confirmed with Signs and Wonders.
In verse 7, you will notice that there was a great manifestation of the supernatural-there were deliverances from demonic oppression and healings because he preached CHRIST to them.
It is sad to note that Gospel ministers have become ‘success coaches’, ‘motivational speakers’ and corporate coaches and have stopped preaching Christ on the pulpit. Men and women of God stand before you on Sunday morning and ‘talk’ motivation to a people hungry for the supernatural power of God. There’s something very wrong with this picture. Continue reading
Let people pay their TITHES in peace.
Let them sow their seeds in peace.
Let them give towards the gospel in peace.
Let them give from a willing heart in peace.
It is NOT your money.
You did not work for it.
You did not give them the money.
Their tithing is none of your business.
Why do you have sleepless nights about what people choose to do with their money? Continue reading
The deceiver and the deceived, the scammer and the scammed, the hypnotist and the hypnotized, the slave master and the slave, the conman and the conned, the victimiser and the victim, the pulpit extortionist and his willing audience both deserve each other. They are magnetized to each other by their shared values, shared beliefs and shared philosophy.
Their meeting is never an accident. It is orchestrated by the anti-scriptural forces at work within them both. Itching ears who wander away from truth are drawn to the sweet, deceptive words of a liar. Continue reading
Why are people poor?
1. They want something for nothing.
They want to be rich without work.
They gamble, engage in betting because they believe in luck.
They hope to hit a jackpot someday.
But hope without clarity and strategic action compounds their cycle of poverty. Continue reading
There are certain people assigned by God to our lives to help us function in and accomplish our assignments. They are helpers. We should pray that helpers find us, and we find them by an act of divine providence. Continue reading
“You shall not follow a crowd to do evil.” Exodus 23:2.
A crowd cried out for the death of Christ.
A crowd cried out for the stoning of the woman caught in adultery.
A crowd stoned Stephen to death.
In each of these situations, the crowd was wrong.
A crowd is a senseless, illogical mob.
A crowd is driven by base emotions like anger, rage and fear.
A crowd is a destructive force.
A crowd drowns your individuality.
A crowd silences your authentic voice.
A crowd has a mind of its own, driven by collective emotions. Continue reading
Hello everyone, I will like to share with you on the deception of prophetic accuracy.
The demonic sees only what God permits it to see, otherwise tarot card readers, palm readers, crystal ball readers will not be in business for thousands of years. Even king Saul went and consulted one of them to see the future. They see only what they are permitted to see and no more. That was why all the male children were ordered to be murdered at the birth of Moses, because the demonic saw something but they couldn’t see no further.
Astrologers, star gazers used divination from the east to locate the star of Jesus and they traced him and located him in Bethlehem. God permitted them. They were so sure of what they were doing that they even brought gifts for the child they had not even seen. Continue reading
What makes sense to the WISE does not make sense to FOOLS.
What makes sense to the RICH does not make sense to the POOR.
What makes sense to CHAMPIONS does not make sense to failures.
What makes sense to ROYALTY does not make sense to SLAVES. Continue reading
Saying NO to mammon.
The devil came to Jesus and offered him inconceivable wealth. In Matthew 4, the enemy offered Jesus as much as his eyes could see. He offered him the wealth of nations. He wasn’t fooling around. This was serious business. He wanted Jesus to betray his divine mandate and come over to his camp. All he needed from Jesus was worship. That was all. Not some big act of sacrifice. Just worship. To the ordinary man, that didn’t mean much, but to spiritual beings, it meant a whole lot. In fact, it meant everything. Whoever you worship owns your soul. If Jesus had been seduced by riches and bowed to the devil, he would have become the devil’s slave, to control and use whenever and however he pleases. That would have made it impossible for Jesus to lay down his life for our redemption and the salvation of humanity would have been completely thwarted. Jesus looked at the devil’s offer and said ‘no’! He walked away from the temptation. He refused to be seduced by the wealth of nations. Unlike Solomon, he wasn’t moved by inordinate desire to possess every good thing his eyes saw. He had an assignment, he was on earth for a purpose and that purpose determined his choices and actions. Continue reading
In American movies and novels, something evil is always about to destroy the world and an American hero saves the world by stopping it. Such events never happen in Africa. We never see African heroes save the world. We must change this narrative.
I grew up reading African writers series. While I was being taught our traditions, the average American child was taught to think global, was taught to dominate and save the world. Not one protagonist in the African novels I read saved his city, talk less the world.
Read the novels of contemporary African writers and watch our movies, how many African heroes save the world? None. We raised a generation that never saw its heroes saving the world and we wonder why Africa is always being rescued by other nations. We don’t have global heroes.
America programmed us with their movies and books to wait to be rescued by Americans or by James Bond. Where is the African hero who rescues America and Europe from destruction? Is Africa so impoverished that it cannot conceptualize its own heroes who will save the world?
I was in my 30’s when I started thinking global and by then it was already too late. Bill Gates, Mark Zukerberg, Steve Jobs, were thinking global in their teens. They created products to save the world. No wonder their products are global.
America will not create African heroes for us. They prefer we beg them for help, for deliverance, for life itself. We must break free of this curse. We must create our own heroes, in our novels and movies, heroes from Africa who will save the world.
Praise George, May 1, 2020.