The Lord Will Remove All Idols.
The Lord wants us to have healthy relationships which bring us value. However, any person, relationship, friendship, support structure which becomes an idol and replaces your trust in the Lord will be removed from your life, so that your trust will not be in people but in the Lord alone.
Jeremiah 17:5-6, Thus says the LORD, “Cursed is the man who trusts in and relies on mankind, Making [weak, faulty human] flesh his strength, And whose mind and heart turn away from the LORD.
For he will be like a shrub in the [parched] desert; And shall not see prosperity when it comes, But shall live in the rocky places of the wilderness, In an uninhabited salt land. (Ampl) Continue reading
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The Lord Will Remove All Idols.
- You have a calling as an evangelist, pastor, prophet, etc, but you see people making money, so you abandoned your calling to pursue money.
Don’t be an idiot.
You have a calling and grace that kings and queens envy.
Do not allow money derail your destiny.
Pursue your assignment.
When the rich have problems they know where to run. They are rich, but spiritual things cannot be bought, neither can they be sold. They are forced to find people who carry the grace to help them.
I have helped billionaires.
I know what I carry.
Know what you carry.
Never undermine yourself or your calling. Continue reading
“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.” Acts 16:25-26
Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns in worship to the Lord. They were not praying and singing ‘to get a miracle ‘ or ‘to get a breakthrough’ or ‘to bring down heaven.’ They had no such intention or agenda.
Their prayer and praise was not manipulative, it wasn’t ‘putting pressure on heaven to move.’ No. They were simply worshipping the Lord in spirit and in truth.
They were not asking the Lord to deliver them from that dungeon ‘through a miracle’ when that earthquake occurred. They did not ask for an earthquake to deliver them.
And that earthquake could have even been a natural occurrence without any divine intervention whatsoever. That was an earthquake region and earthquakes happened all the time. You will notice that Paul and Silas were not shocked that an earthquake occurred in that region. Earthquakes were normal in that region of the world. Continue reading
The Danger Of Covetousness.
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, or his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Exodus 20: 17.
In all my years as a believer I have not heard up to 3 preachers talk about the sin of covetousness. In fact, most preachers encourage, fuel and sponsor the sin of covetousness by telling us about their luxury houses, their bank accounts, their possessions. They fuel covetousness by staging testimonies of people who got financial breakthroughs by their sacrificial giving, thereby stirring a deep greed for money and material possessions in the heart of their congregation. Majority of testimonies birth greed in people, not faith or love for Yeshua. Continue reading
So that we are clear, I am not against the rich and the wealthy. Joseph of Arimathea was wealthy and was also a disciple of Yeshua.
God is not against you having money. Money is a reward for the creation and delivery of value. If you want money, create and deliver value.
But this what God is against.
God is against you perverting scriptures to make money,
God is against you collecting tithes to enrich yourself,
God is against you manipulating the poor to steal from their pockets,
Gos is against you merchandising the gospel to enrich yourself,
God is against you selling the gifts of the holy spirit,
God is against you selling healing, selling prayers, selling deliverance to enrich yourself,
God is against you placing a financial price on the gospel,
God is against using your office and position to steal from the poor,
God is against using the name of Christ to steal from the ignorant,
God is against you monetizing the gospel like a common criminal,
God is against you becoming a pathological liar because of money.
If you want to make money, don’t beg, don’t manipulate, don’t pervert scripture, don’t use the weapon of fear. Get a job. Do some business. Create and deliver value.
Brother Gbile and brother Zac Poonen have given testimonies how God provided for them supernaturally without asking or begging anyone, telling anyone their need, or manipulating anyone. They prayed and God sent people from hundreds of miles away to meet their needs. If God told you to focus on ministry, God will provide for you with dignity. You will never have to beg anyone for help. If you are begging, you should either get a job or do something else apart from ministry.
God does not put his servants to shame.
If you were given an instruction, God will honour his word in your life.
Trust God to open doors of divine providence for you, your family and your ministry.
May the Lord build his Church.
Many of you don’t understand spiritual responsibility. You act like children and expect to be spoonfed and led by the hand, but God is waiting on you to take responsibility for your life.
The Holy Spirit is your helper, not your slave.
You must take responsibility for your life. Waiting for the Holy Spirit to do something when you’ve already been given an instruction is juvenile. So many people BLAME the Holy Spirit for their failure to take action on their assignment.
“The Holy Spirit has not told me what to do.”
“The Holy Spirit has not shown me where to go.”
This is how many people justify their colossal failure in ministry, business, career and life.
When God gives you an assignment, it is your duty and responsibility to GET IT DONE! You cannot blame the Holy Spirit for not ‘telling you what to do.’ Go get it done!
Do you know that if you fail in your assignment God is not going to blame the Holy Spirit for ‘not helping you.’ You are responsible for your success and your failure.
Find the right platforms for your assignment to thrive.
Find the right people to help your assignment succeed.
Find the right environment for your assignment to thrive.
Take responsibility for your assignment, your calling, your ministry and your life.
For Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. 2Timothy 4:10.
Demas was a co-labourer with Paul the Apostle. Demas had been through a lot with Paul; he had gone on missionary journeys with him, seen the miracles and experienced the power of the gospel, yet he turned back.
Demas had had enough of Paul and his zeal for Christ. Demas wanted to enjoy his life here and now and wasn’t waiting for Christ to reward him for his commitment to the gospel.
Demas had hopes and dreams that were unmet, he wanted to be somebody in society, he wanted to be recognised and celebrated by his peers, he eanted to be rich, he wanted to own mansions in Ephesus, he wanted to be surrounded by the mist beautiful women from Corinth. Simply put, Demas wanted to enjoy his life now. Continue reading
TB Joshua And The Practice Of Paganism.
When TB Joshua was alive, he was the enemy of all Nigerian pentecostal pastors. He was demonized, called an impostor in the kingdom, called a scam artist and was a pariah in the Christian community in Nigeria. They did not agree with his beliefs and practices. Many people came out openly to attack him, but to his credit he never fought back.
When he passed, some mega pastors stood on their pulpits and rejoiced that their enemy was dead. That their God had ‘killed him,’ as if God puts out contracts to take out his children.
‘who saved us, and called with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, that was given to us in Christ Jesus, before the times of the ages,’
2 Timothy 1:9.
We all are products of grace. We all are standing by grace. There is no person who is better than TB Joshua. Our works are like filthy rags before Christ. If we all are standing by grace, what makes us think we are in any way better than TB Joshua?
In Matthew 5:44, Jesus said: ‘Love your enemies.’
Not hate them,
Not demonise them,
Not rejoice at their problems,
Not celebrate their deaths,
Not tell your ignorant followers that your deity killed them.
God is not in the business of killing people. God is in the business of saving souls, restoring lives, securing great destinies.
But pastors celebrated and rejoiced at the passing of TB Joshua, rejoicing that their enemy was dead.
This makes me so sad.
This is not the practice of Christianity.
It is paganism.Continue reading
The Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. Acts 13:2.
4 steps to fulfil the calling.
1. Receive the calling.
2. Separation to the calling.
3. Preparation for the calling.
4. Pursuit of the calling.
Follow the process. Continue reading
Some of the meanest, wicked, most heartless people I have met in my over five decades on this planet have been pastors and ministers of the gospel.
Before you start cursing me, let me finish.
Read Ezekiel 8:5-18, where Ezeliel found great wickedness and sin inside the temple being practiced by the elders of Israel.
Let me tell you a SAD story.
Several years ago, a friend of mine worked with a mega pastor in Lagos for about five years. When he was about to leave, the mega pastor took back his car, ejected him from his apartment with EXTREME PREJUDICE! It was like they were ENEMIES.
The mega pastor lived like an emperor in the best part of town, he owned many luxury cars, had several real estate investments in the city, but he could not allow this young pastor to exit the ministry and start his own ministry in peace.
I have seen some pastors come on the pulpit and lay curses on their associates who wanted to start their own ministry. They would say all kinds of malicious things against them just because they decided to take their destiny into their own hands and step out in faith.
All these pastors who are very good at laying curses also left some other ministries and started their own, why should it be different fot the people who served with them? why should they make life difficult for people who have invested a large portion of their lives growing their ministries?
Why is the heart of man so full of wickedness?
Why can’t you wish another person well and pray for them to rise and fulfill their calling, assignment and purpose?
Why do you lay curses on men and women who served you faithfully for many years?
This is NOT the nature and character of Christ. Continue reading