God’s Messenger Should Not Follow The Norm In The World

“WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY NORM?”

Something that is usual, typical, or standard, in other words status quo.

“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose  you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. John 15:18-20.

DON’T LOSE YOUR FOCUS

The book of 1 Kings Chapter 13 is a perfect story in the bible for anyone that GOD has called to meditate on, this can be a guide on how to be following  God’s instructions without sentiment.

“Now behold, there came a man of God from Judah to Bethel by the word of the Lord, while Jeroboam was standing by the altar to burn incense…

What Is It That Represents Jeroboam In Your Life Or Nation?

When the LORD found out that all the Messengers in Bethel were dangerously silent concerning the activities that were going on in their city, and Jeroboam was threading on dangerous path, God sent another messenger from Judah to Bethel to carry out a specific assignment, with specific instructions. As many of us will say, ”it is the old prophet that confused and killed him”. No, He kills himself!

Partial Obedience Is Dangerous And It Is Costly.

Let this truth zinc in your memory, that whenever God chose to send you on an errand, it is not because He didn’t see the old or influential men of God; however, He deliberately bypasses them for a reason, therefore beware of their advice.

  • Never allow any situation or any ”men of God.” to change the instruction that God has given to you concerning your assignment.
  • Whenever you are in doubt, always adhere to stick to the last instruction you received from God until when He speaks to you again.
  • Be determined never to relax or take a break when you are carrying out a specific assignment for God, until you give Him progress report.
  • More importantly, Beware of “spiritual fathers” cliche when you are on a specific assignmen; Though it may not be a bad idea to choose a “spiritual father” for yourself if you prefer to do so for necessary coverage. But, it could be a very dangerous thing to allow any “spiritual father” to counsel you out of God’s will, based on their previous experiences.

“Now an old prophet was living in Bethel; and his sons came and told him all the deeds which the man of God had done that day in Bethel; the words which he had spoken to the king, these also they related to their father. Their father said to them, “Which way did he go?” Now his sons had seen the way which the man of God who came from Judah had gone. Then he said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” So they saddled the donkey for him and he rode away on it. So he went after the man of God and found him sitting under an oak; and he said to him, “Are you the man of God who came from Judah?” And he said, “I am.” Then he said to him, “Come home with me and eat bread.” He said, “I cannot return with you, nor go with you, nor will I eat bread or drink water with you in this place. For a command came to me by the word of the Lord, ‘You shall eat no bread, nor drink water there; do not return by going the way which you came.’” He said to him, “I also am a prophet like you, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the Lord, saying, ‘Bring him back with you to your house, that he may eat bread and drink water.’” But he lied to him. So he went back with him, and ate bread in his house and drank water…

WEARINESS, TIREDNESS OR DADDY G.O ADVISES WHILE ON SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT, IS NOT AN EXCUSE TO NEGLECT GOD’S INSTRUCTION

“Now it came about, as they were sitting down at the table, that the word of the Lord came to the prophet who had brought him back; and he cried to the man of God who came from Judah, saying, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Because you have disobeyed the command of the Lord, and have not observed the commandment which the Lord your God commanded you, but have returned and eaten bread and drunk water in the place of which He said to you, “Eat no bread and drink no water”; your body shall not come to the grave of your fathers …

”OBEY THE ANOINTED” RIGHT? BUT THE ”ANOINTED” PROPHET THAT LIED TO HIM WAS THE SAME ONE THAT PASSED ACROSS HIS DEATH SENTENCE.

DON’T ALLOW THE NORM IN THE SOCIETY TO CAUSE YOU TO DISOBEY GOD’S INSTRUCTION

When God called me to stand in the gap for the United States of America; He asked me to disengage from everything that I was involved in; I mean everything.

Was it convenient? No! However, I have learned my lesson in a harsh way how not to argue with God whenever He’s speaking directly to me.

GOD HAS NOT FORGOTTEN ANY NATION; IT IS THE ONES THAT GOD HAS SENT THAT HEADED INTO THE WRONG DIRECTION

During the time that God called me to stand in the gap for the United States of America, at that same time the Lord called another person in Nigeria. With some struggle that person eventually resigned from job, however, refused to follow God’s instructions as commanded.

“HOW DID YOU KNOW?”

The Lord sent me to inform th person to start what He has commanded immediately. But, the person revealed to me that ”our Pastor said I must go to the Bible College first, before I can function well.’’

“Functioning well”? In the assignment that God has given, not a pastor, Really!

I asked that person, do you believe that God really called you? The answer was yes! Then I said to the person you are more qualified than I educational wise, yet God found me worthy to be called and He is using me to stand in the gap for Him in the United States of America and many other nations, and up till this moment He has never allow anyone to intimidate me on my assignment.

I asked that person, why did you delay in going forward with GOD’s instruction?  The response again was “MY SPOUSE” and “our pastor”!

MANY CHRISTIANS THOUGHT THAT IT IS ONLY THE PEOPLE THAT ARE WORSHIPING EFFIGY ARETHE IDOL WORSHIPER.

NO; IF YOU HAVE TAKEN ANYTHING, INCLUDING YOUR PASTOR, CHURCH AFFILIATION, OR MINISTRY LOCATION OVER GOD’S INSTRUCTION, YOU’RE AN IDOL WORSHIPER.

I had Faced with a similar situation before when I had an opportunity to meet with Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye in the year 2006 at Dallas Texas; an atmosphere of worshipping a man is not a pleasant experience for any believer in Christ. Pastor Adeboye is in no way diffrent to the “YA SHEU”

Before I got born again, I was privileged to meet many Islamic leaders, which I eventually turn to god when I was in Islam. After my conversion to Christ way, I have vowed that I would never go through that route again.

I praye earnestly within me that God should help me to focus on HIM more rather than focusing on any man; The LORD heard my prayer and gave me courage to reject what kept many people  in bondage. This is the reason I can share this now.

Let me beging to round up, I asked that person; what if God replace you with someone else? The person was silent and started crying, however, too afraid to let go of the idols. Behold that person did not even use a week in the bible college before X went to be with The LORD.

I pray for someone right now that you will not die without fulfilling your purpose or assignment simply because you want to belong and follow the norm in the name of Jesus. I myself would have loved to coast along, I love to be part of million members, however, I don’t want to be born again from Islam into Christianity and make a decision to end up in hellfire through one “redeemed” Christian church of God or “winners Chapel”

I still remember vividly in the year 2006 when I was in the office with Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye in Dallas Texas USA and the Lord asked me to disengage. Initially, I couldn’t understand, but when GOD opened my eyes to see, then I oblige.

In 2014, before Nigeria presidential election; the Lord sent me to go and inform many men of God in Nigeria that if they elect a general overseer as a president from APC one of their parties, that nothing will work. Why?  Because of grievous deception that involves a man of God.

God have sent many, and He’s sending me again to tell the citizens of the United States of America what each of their candidate will become after elected, and also to proclaim to the nation to choose wisely on this coming election. The most important thing for a messenger is to do his or her job regardless of who believe or not.

If you’re not doing what God has called you to do to the details, there is no amount of respect you can give to the old prophets, general overseers, bishop or the government in power that will save you from the wrath of God.

“Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul, but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28.

BRETHREN, REPENT!

The LORD Says Nigerians Should Go Forward

The LORD Says Nigerians Should Go Forward

To The President of Nigeria

The Lord asked me to tell you that everything you’ve done until May 28th, 2016 is a script of vengeance they have written for you. However, the Lord said you have three months left to turn things around or be turned out. Released on May 28th, 2016 @ 3:45 am

Nigerians Should Go Forward

Sincerely, if we say corruption is the surname of many Nigerians that may not be an exaggeration. I mentioned many so that people will give me a break before persecuting me. However, the real truth is that all Nigerians home and abroad are in one way or another wallowing in extreme corruption. For instance, the official rate for driver’s license supposed to cost less than six thousand five hundred Nigerian’s money but unless you pay seventeen thousand five hundred Nigerian’ money or more, you may not be able to get one. Even if you pay the official rate and have your receipts intact, the law enforcement will still harass you for not having the original driver’s license, which they know may take forever before it will come out unless you know someone that will expedite the process, or you cooperate to pay the exorbitant amount. Did you say it is because you don’t have an option? That doesn’t exempt you either.

Let us reason

Nigerians Minimum wage is eighteen thousand Nigerian Naira. However, the officials placed in charge expect the citizens to cough out seventeen thousand five hundred Naira to get a driver’s license. 

How much will someone with minimum wage left with?  What do you expect from such a nation? Think about it. 

For the President of Nigeria to come out and be bullying everyone that is not on his side in the name of fighting corruption while he and the people in his government are still dining at the headquarters of bribery and corruption is an injustice in the eyes of God. And equally a waste of time that will not yield any result neither for the poor or the nation. But here is the good news, God has a unique plan for you and me.

THE BITTER TRUTH, PRESIDENT BUHARI OF NIGERIA AND HIS VICE PRESIDENT YEMI OSIBAJO ARE CORRUPT.

However, there is still hope for Nigerians, if the men of God can cease from their hypocritical and manipulative ways to sincerely seek the face of God, ask for His mercy and forgiveness for their past atrocities and present ones.

WHAT WAS NIGERIAN’S MAJOR SIN? 

HOSEA 5, “Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment Because he was determined to follow man’s command. “Therefore I am like a moth to Ephraim And like rottenness to the house of Judah. When Ephraim saw his sickness, And Judah his wound, Then Ephraim went to Assyria And sent to King Jareb.  But he is unable to heal you, Or to cure you of your wound … For I will be like a lion to Ephraim And like a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I, will tear to pieces and go away, I will carry away, and there will be none to deliver. I will go away and return to My place Until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; In their affliction, they will earnestly seek Me.

HOW WILL THEY HEAR?

“Son of man, I have appointed you a watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, warn them from Me.

The first and significant sin that Nigerian’s committed that brought a plague on to them was that they failed to use the fear of God in their past election. How?  By Christians to allow the unbelievers to used Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye and many other men of God to almost truncate the destiny of Nigeria.

I decree and declare peace over the nation of Nigeria in the name of Jesus

Permit Me To Carry Out My Assignment

Permit Me To Carry Out My Assignment

Ezekiel Chapter 3

4 He then said to me: “Son of man, go now to the people of Israel and speak my words to them. 5 You are not being sent to a people of obscure speech and strange language, but to the people of Israel— 6 not to many peoples of obscure speech and strange language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely if I had sent you to them, they would have listened to you. 7 But the people of Israel are not willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to me, for all the Israelite are hardened and obstinate. 8 But I will make you as unyielding and hardened as they are. 9 I will make your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people…”

PERMIT ME TO CARRY OUT MY ASSIGNMENT

Fighting corruptions without allowing God to deal with the religion leaders in any country is an effort in futility. Excuse me for my laying emphasis on the nation of Nigeria

However, To be precise, let me reiterate that Bishop David Oyedepo, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye and Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor are the major actor in the nation of Nigeria present woe and the whole nation will regret it, especially the Christians.

Are you born again?

Apostle Paul says: “I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy with your food the one for whom Christ died. Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil; for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men. Romans 14:14-18.

Righteousness And Peace

Can you lay righteousness aside, and expect everlasting peace to reign?These men that I mentioned above and many others are feeding their nations deceptive food and many people are derailing because of men’s approval. That is not where I want to go now.

What do we really mean by been born again? It simply means a decision with a strong determination to live a righteous life of Christ. Are you sure that is what you’re doing?

I got it wrong also the first time.

Many of us too have got it wrong at one time or the other when they said  they were born again.

In year 2001 I considered myself been born again, because I converted from Islam to Christianity at Living Faith Ministries a k a Winners Chapel at Sango Ota Nigeria.

However, It doesn’t take much time for Christ to reveal to me that if you follow their ways that means you’ve just joined a bus going into hell fire.

Shocking, Right? That was exactly how I felt.

“Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” John 6:27.

What I realized then was that what many of us were yearning for was not really the kingdom of God, but meat and bread, including nice car, big houses and connections as we were taught by confessing and grabbing them doctrines. Many people are even carrying stickers all around on their cars, offices or house doors to be showing off selves as WINNER. Not knowing that they’re the biggest loser, Losing big time from the most important aspect of the kingdom of God daily. 

Sometimes the unbelievers’ are confused if truly this people that call themselves Christians have not lost their mind? They called themselves Christians yet many of them are stealing more than the well-known thieves in the community.

In the beginning what many were searching for was the meat not necessarily the word of God, and since the meat cannot change anyone’s life then the world is in danger of becoming more greedier as we’re seeing today in our Churches and the society.

How? By living abracadabra lifestyle! This is the main reason why you see our society today decaying more daily, despite the fact we profess that we have born again Christians and Churches everywhere.

There is no much difference between now and when Jesus was not lifted up. 

Jesus said, “you’re only following me because of what you will eat” John 6:24-27.

Are we fulfilling the assignment that Jesus Christ has given to us?

Now we know that until now what many of us were doing or why we’re saying that we’re born again is because of meat and bread for ourselves and family.

Let me use the Redeemed Christians Church of God of today as an example. They have more personal assistance to the general overseers more than what the government of a nation has.

Why? It’s all a gimmick to deceive and compensate the ones that may want to get serious about eternal life and resign from continuing with them in further cajoling of God’s people. The more you get to the top the more your eyes opens to their atrocities and if you’re proofing to be true followers of Christ then they will do something urgently to keep you silent in their cult.

This is the same tactics the politicians’ uses to compensate anyone that can look away with atrocities, They are committing. 

And since poverty has built houses all around many people’s lives, they will fall for the bait of enticement. For this reason, this particular church has Personal assistants to the general Overseer on everything here on earth; except for the ones that can confront the things that is contrary to the kingdom of God and His righteousness.

You will see many of these personal assistants to the Overseer on their route to foreign land, lobbying their other Pastors over their franchises for one favor or the other, except standing for Christ mind and righteousness.

Highest level of deception

Few years ago Bishop David Oyedepo was preaching to everyone not to go to “Egypt” but they kept on liaison with the political fraudsters to destroy many people’s destiny.

Moreover An “Egyptian” American Bro Kenneth Copeland was the one that ordained his son as a pastor. Perhaps there is shortages of Pastors in Nigeria that have anointing to ordain and his children are living in “Egypt” that he recommended for others not to go.

“Why are you interested in Nigeria?” Here is one of the reasons, Precisely 2006 under the ministration of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye in Dallas Texas the Lord said to me that Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has fully surrendered himself to the pressure of evil advisers to delve into dangerous politics and vanity lifestyle. 

And Since my assignment in the kingdom of God is to save souls. I don’t think there is any difference between souls of chronic liars to a deceptive Bishop or Overseers; therefore I said God, I am ready to do your will. Lord Jesus come and delivers your people. Brethren, You don’t need to be cajoling anyone to carry out your assignment.

Sometimes ago On my route to Nigeria in 2014 I sat down on a plane adjacent to a man in the plane, I took the advantage of the calmness of the environment to listen to my father while many were asleep. However, the man adjacent me was murmuring something that I knew it was a repetition of prayer but I cannot grab exactly what he was praying about. But when we alighted from the flight and took a shuttle to car park, then I understood what the man was murmuring in the plane. And it was ”break the chain”. Which chain? The chain that bound Nigeria. Immediately we entered into the bus, that man doesn’t waste a single minute to passed across his message. He started with “praise the Lord”! Then he offered very few but sharp prayers which includes father “break the chain” that has bound the nation of Nigeria in the name of Jesus. He then proceeds; he said “you need to turn your life to Christ before He comes.” And he ended his sermon with “I pray we shall all meet in the kingdom of God in Jesus name”. This man made his own impact right? What about you? Though many people may be abusing or cursing you for exposing their god’s. However, if your father comes he will testify to it that you did your part. Jesus loves you!

Brothers and Sisters, I beseech you to surrender your lives to Jesus Christ. Submit unto him totally; let the comforter that he has promised to send to us lead you always. If you believe in him, he will surely guide your ways.

You may be surprise to find out that a lot of Pastors, Prophets, Bishops or Overseers know nothing except to be reeling out obsolete instructions for their personal gain. Jesus says; “it is expedient for me to go. Then he says again that “I will send the comforter; that will teach you all things; and remind you everything I have thought you.”

APOSTLES, BISHOPS, WHAT ARE YOU PLANTING?

ARE YOU PLANTING CHURCHES OR BUSINESS VENTURES?

The LORD gave me this message, and it was early posted at the inception of Healing Hour Ministry, and it is necessary for me to repost it again because the Lord say he’s about to make the judgment. History tells us about the first missionaries or Christians to nations especially to Africa. 

The New Testament accounts give us an example in the book of Acts 8:26-3 The Ethiopian eunuch was evangelized and baptized by Phillip. Ethiopia saw vibrant church growth in the early centuries after Christ and History links that growth to Phillip’s converts. What are the fruits of your converts?

How are your converts affecting their generation?

If you look around the world today, especially, Africa or America in particular Nigeria. Almost every tier of Government has a Christian with a big Church title working there, upon all corruptions, immoralities or sins are increasing at an alarming rate. The difference between America and Nigeria is that Americans practices their crime legally without forgetting the poor. However, if the corrupt fellow in America doesn’t tie his or her loose end properly and they find any loophole in his or her deal that fellow will pay the full price in areas.

Why is it like that? Ask their secular or Church leaders.

Many Churches are bombarding the drug addicts, homosexualism, evil politicians and sinners every day. 

I don’t think anyone needed to add evil to any politicians, the name they chose for Themselves is enough.

Ninety-nine percent of Pastors are still in the business of robbing their church members, even some of them are going to the extent of abusing their members for not giving enough? Many of the Bishops will be cursing their church members, with the approval of a portion of the bible.

There was a pastor called Rev King in Nigeria, he went so far to burned one of his Church members as alleged. Another Pastor, a general overseer manipulatively embezzled the shares that his members bought from the Church. Why? That’s the result of lack of fear of God from most pastors’ and poverty of spirit from many followers.

2010 Thus says the Lord; by 2015 Nigeria remnants shall laugh again. It means the Small remaining quantity of people. Ask God, count my family and me among those that will remain before March 2016 especially for those in Nigeria.

Who Is A Christian Missionary?

A Christian missionary is commissioned by the Lord to make disciples, followers of Christ. 

Jesus commands all Christians to share the Gospel, the death, and resurrection that conquered the penalty and power of sin. Mathew 28:19-20

Who is a Christian missionary? Contrary to the opinion of many that a missionary is a white man who leaves his job in America or England and heads on to Africa to go and save them from sin and poverty. That is the mentality that most missionaries from the western world still carry till today, yet the crime and poverty around them are more than what any human being can Fathom out. They’re only helping many fraudulent individuals and a few privilege mega-churches pocket in the name of helping the needy in a mission field.

 A lot of western missionaries still focus on Africa despite the fact that a church in Africa can buy multiple Churches In western countries. Are the Westerners blind? No! The reason is that many of them have misplaced their priority. 

What do you mean? Look around the world today, you will see that most of the western Churches missionaries prefer to go to Africa than many other nations, though many of them might not visit any of the less-privilege places, neither will they attend any of their hospitals. Most of the time they are only going around to be buying souvenirs, play golf, and take pictures with animals. Why? It is because they are imitating the bad attitudes of African’s General Overseers.

In the western world, Churches are not free to fake miracles. Though some of them are doing it for spiritual Gamblers. However, they are not free to abuse their members anyhow without facing the consequence somehow.

Except for the ones that have been hypnotized or prefer to worship a human being. They can’t embezzle their church money at will without being probed, either by the Church governing body or their government. 

But in Africa, especially Nigeria; many Bishops and General overseers are more than free to embezzle Church money at will. And believe me, they are doing it with all their influences and shenanigans in the name of touch not my anointed.

”Here I stand. Testify against me in the presence of the LORD and his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey have I taken? Whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe to make me shut my eyes? If I have done any of these things, I will make it right.” 1 Samuel 12:3.

If ninety-nine percent of the Bishops, General overseers, Prophets, Prophetesses and pastors in Africa, particular in Nigeria are asked to ask this type of question from their congregations they will go bankrupt.

Western countries ministers love this type of freedom, and they are migrating.

Where Is Godly standard?

Many Churches especially Pentecostals, will ordain a thief in one parish, but excommunicate a tithe defaulter in another parish it depends on how precious you are in their camp.

Many Churches will fire a divorced pastor in Africa but ordained a divorcee and adulterer to be a zonal pastor in foreign countries franchises that they are calling parish. Again it depends on how wealthy or influential you are. Especially if you are the founder of the franchise parish that they are calling churches.

They may bring in a gay or lesbian to come and play instruments for the church and even pay them with tithes money but refuse to accept a poor divorcee as a worker in the church, what a confusion?

Are You Preaching The Good News or Fooling The Poor People?

In western countries, many run their Churches under the minimum of two organization names not because they love God, but to swindle government grant in the name of the poor.

Also to use one of the names as a secular entity to crucify Jesus Christ at will by preaching and supporting immoralities. Many Churches are only using the name “missionary” to do the trick for legal stealing. 

They are harvesting from the mission fields to build themselves headquarters in ministers home then who is helping who?

What Is The Work Of A Christian Missionary?

1.“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit. Mathew 28:19.

2“It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation. Romans 15:20.

3”But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Book of Acts 1:8.

Who Is A Christian Missionary?

A Christian missionary is an ambassador of Jesus Christ; must be yielded to the Lord instruction, loving him with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. A missionary is one whom God sends through the support of the church to the unreached, though all Christians are called to preach Gospel.

Does It Mean That You Can’t Be A Missionary Except Through A Church?

Yes, You can! But if the environment you want to reach is not your territory and you don’t have the resources you need you may need their support but not as a franchise.

The truth is that in today’s churches one might not be able to get support unless they are sure of your financial returns on Their investment, that is call franchise fee or remittances. 

In such cases, How many souls that are saved is none of their business that is your headache and because many people don’t want to lose their franchise called parish they will water down the Gospel to get more people to help in footing their bills. More people means more tithe and offerings that is the only way out.

CAUTION! Are You Sure God Called You?

If you are sure that the Lord has called you and you want to answer the call; sell all your worldly things; step out in faith; believe Jesus Christ to return them to you in hundred folds.

“Step out to where? Asking this question may mean that God never calls or send you to anywhere.

For the ones that are sure that God calls them this may be extreme. YES, it is! But it is the acid test to know if God is calling you or Money is drawi you.

Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Mathew 19:21.

“Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. Mathew 10:37-39.

“Do not get any gold or silver or copper to take with you in your belts no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep. Mathew 10:9-10.


Now is your season of understanding don’t miss out

Read book of Acts 8:1-8

Money and positions are persecuting the churches right now you can take a stand.

Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. 

In that city that God has placed you, what is your impact?

Hunger drove a lot of people from Africa to western countries; now that many of them can eat three square meals successfully many of them are far worse than many of the people they came to in immoralities. Their immoralities are of a higher standard from the pulpits to the pews.

Did You Remember what Lot became of the human race?

Repent!

If you are not yet born again, you can do so now by saying this prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to you today. I cannot help myself. I am a sinner, forgive me my sins. From today, I accept you as my Lord and my Savior.

Thank You for saving me!

Strengthen Your Integrity

Recap from last week!  How Do I Develop Integrity? 

  • Wisdom
  • Fear of the Lord
  • Courage
  • Intent or Purpose 

Why Wisdom?                                                                                                                                              

Matthew 7, Jesus said that anyone who hears his words and puts them into practice is like a man who built a house on solid rock. So integrity starts with listening to the words of Jesus and doing what he says? Thank You, Jesus! To know the right path to take is wisdom to accept it is Integrity.

Why the fear of the Lord?

To fear the Lord is to obey Him and to obey is the foundation of wisdom–Ps111:10. In John 13:17; Jesus said if you know these things, happy are you if you do them. The fear of the Lord is your readiness to act and make required changes. It’s not when you decide but when you decide and do. So it is being a doer and not a talker only.

Why Courage?

Job 27:5 says; till I die, I will not remove my integrity from me. I will have the moral courage to make my actions consistent with my knowledge of right and wrong in God’s word.

Today! We will start by discussing Intent or Purpose.

Why Intent? Why Purpose?

Developing a lifestyle of Integrity is to adopt a lifestyle of making a godly stance purposely. You don’t live honestly and truthfully by chance or accident! You do so by intention. Intentionality precedes a routine. So self-examine, deal with yourself on the subject and conclude by deciding to live a life of integrity. It is purely by personal choice and nothing else. You can’t walk and maintain integrity without having proper deliberation first.  From the Scripture, in the book of Daniel 1:8a– But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat.

Daniel and his companions are an excellent biblical example of men who adjusted their lives to making godly decisions. With every decision comes responsibility, the responsibility that comes with living in integrity is a personal adjustment. These include changes in your values, mindset, principles and life structure to name a few.

  • Daniel 1:3-8: Integrity in the Kitchen
  • Daniel 3:13-19: Integrity in the Face of Fire
  • Daniel 6:1-13: Integrity in the Face of Lions

Questions for you to reflect on

Do you know that integrity is a matter of personal decision?

What adjustments have you made in your integrity walk lately?

I pray that as you begin to walk in the integrity of heart, you will start to attract the blessings of God and the favors of men in Jesus Holy name!

What Must I Do To Strengthen My Integrity?

We have been called by God through Jesus Christ to increasingly, continually pursue truthfulness, righteousness, and honesty to develop and maintain a lifestyle of integrity.

How can I achieve this?

  • Understanding
  • Submit to Christ’s Lordship
  • Build, Value and Maintain Godly Relationships
  • Acknowledge Your Errors

You need Understanding! What is understanding? Understanding is the knowledge of the Holy, the knowledge of God Proverbs 9:10b. Understanding comes from reading and living by the word of God alone. We must align our thinking with God’s Word and not compromise.

Submit to Christ’s Lordship.

Jesus is the only one to do that which pleases God, the earlier we know and accept this truth the better for us.

Build, Value and Maintain Godly Relationships.

When you build, value and maintain godly relationships, it helps strengthen us in our dedication and obedience to God.

Acknowledge Your Errors

Everyone misses the mark at times, and as believers we are accountable, we should not blame others for our mishap but rather accept, learn and amend our ways. Proverbs 22:28 says, Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

We live in an era that approves of ungodly values and behaviors, and because God knows our struggle, He sent His Holy Spirit to guide and teach us how to live with integrity. Ask Him to help you to become more like the person described in Psalm 15.

What Are The Benefits of Integrity?

Let’s be clear that since we are not of this world, neither are the reward or benefits which flow from walking in integrity. The benefits are made clear to us in Psalm 24.

Who shall ascend to the hill of the Lord?

Who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who does not lift up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfully He shall receive the blessing from the LORD and righteousness from the God of his salvation. Psalm 24:3-4 (KJV)

Let’s Examine The Answers!

1. He Who Has “Clean Hands”.

The phrase as used does not speak of the dirt on a person’s physical hands but speaks of the purity of their deeds. Speaks of what a person does!

Let’s Digress A Little!

In the court of law, especially in Western law today. When a plaintiff goes into a court of equity and asks the judge to do something on his behalf, the judge has the right to examine that plaintiff’s conduct in the matter. The plaintiff must be free of any guilt or contributing acts if he is to win over the defendant. This is referred to as the “clean hands” doctrine. In other words, the plaintiff must have clean hands to prevail. The clean hands’ approach is apparent in the Bible and secular law. Praise the Lord!

2. He Who Has … “A Pure Heart.”

The phrase “a pure heart” is used to describe what a person thinks. It is directed at inward thoughts. Whether our impure thoughts come from our fallen nature or a demon, they are in either case, not pleasing to God. As soon as we become aware of them, we must reject them and put them out of our mind by exercising mental discipline hundreds or thousands of times as we develop integrity of a pure heart.

Why is God so concerned with our thoughts? Because He knows that thoughts proceed to action. So, to act with integrity, you must think with integrity. As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man in Proverbs 27:19 (NIV)

3. He Who Does Not “Lift Up His Soul to Vanity.”

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. Matt 6:20 (KJV)

Here Jesus Christ our Savior, warns us to remain heaven minded, heaven bound. We should not take too seriously the world and the things therein because everything that can be seen shall be faded away but it is the unseen that can never fade. All is Vanity!

In addition Philippians 4:8 (KJV) states; Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  

4. He Who Does Not “Swear Deceitfully.”

The phrase “swear deceitfully” means to swear by what is false, to lie, a false witness. God is calling us not only to tell the truth under the oath of law but to tell the truth at all times!

A false witness speaks lies. Proverbs 6:19a (KJV) is one of the things the Lord hates. A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness lies” Proverbs 12:17 (NIV)

This is an area that knowing the scriptures by heart, songs of truth and worship are so important. Jesus said: “For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” Matt 12:34 (NIV) if we fill our minds, our hearts, and then our mouths with the Word, songs of praise & worship what comes out of our heart is nothing but purity and truth.

I pray that you & I will enjoy the reward of living a life of integrity toward man and God.