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JESUS AT THE CENTRE OF IT ALL PART 9; PROSPERING OUT OF HIS WILL BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

JESUS AT THE CENTRE OF IT ALL PART 9; PROSPERING OUT OF HIS WILL BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

One of the things that made me restless in my pursuit to discover purpose as a growing up child was the understanding I had that I could succeed and prosper in almost anything I could be enthusiastic about. 

I knew if I even gave my time and thought to frivolity, I would appear on the stage of popularity. This made me more careful. After trying to be responsible as a secondary school lad with track records of excellence, I tried the other way round of being a street boy. Guess what! People also celebrated my strange acts and I could see a greenlight and meeting people of similar mentality was not a problem.

I grew up loving many things and wanting to be many things. If you didn’t experience wanting to be many things, let me ask you this question, while you were going up, how many professions did you imagine or made your response when you were asked “who do you want to become in the future?”. I believe your answers were always changing on different accounts and consider who you are today.

As I lover of many things back then, I perceived a strong potency of succeeding in different things and acts which made me more conscious and led me in search of purpose.

I imagined myself as a medical doctor, as an electrical engineer, as a footballer and so on. I tried all I could but they never became reality not because I couldn’t prosper doing any of these things but I made a choice which made me who I am at the moment.

If I had continued with all zeal and passion for over two decades to be a medical doctor, one day, God would give me a greenlight, men would have celebrated my success while heaven would be mourning over my failure. 

Maybe I would have been playing football for Real Madrid now (Lol), if I had no divine interruption and my enthusiasm was strong enough. May be I would a been a famous fraudster with cars and buoyant account and even Christians would have been at my mercies as they believe God has a hand in it.

THE HAVOC GOD PERMITS

The greatest havoc God could permit is not death of the saints as we may believe. The greatest havoc God could permit is the prospering of believers out of His will. We may categorize a man’s plan in God as permissive will and perfect will of God but one thing I know is; “only one will of God is the ultimate that inerts fulfilment for the called and the caller”.

“You will hear behind you a voice saying, this is the way, walk therein”.

There are ways to prosper out of the will of God but there is only one way to fulfill God’s plan for your life. 

Jesus after fasting forty days and nights heard the devil’s counsel first. The devil offer Him a short cut to fulfilling His mission on earth. Receiving the kingdoms of the world and the glory was an offer to Jesus from the devil, Jesus didn’t deny the fact that the devil could offer this and that was one of His reasons for coming to earth.

Please don’t be deceived with the mentality that the devil can’t bless a man. Don’t be deceived that if you are not in God’s plan for your life, you won’t prosper. Get over the idea that you can’t be famous if you neglect God’s counsel for your life. Erase it from your thought that a man needs to be saved before he could make ends meet.

Though being in God’s will makes these things accompany one’s life but it is not the litmus test to determine whether a man is in alignment with God’s intent for a man’s life.

We have been deceived enough, we see those prospering on wicked basis and we say that would be God’s plan for their lives. 

“Just because God is not unjust, the unjust can’t be justified by their works”.

Moses would have continued as a prosperous herd man in Jethro’s house with thousands of cattles but God’s plan for his life was more than that. Many people around him would have applauded him for being a herd man instead of a head man to deliver the people of Israel.

Paul was already famous and prospered as a persecutor than even Peter the greatest preacher of the early church before God encountered him.

Peter was successful fisher man who could afford more than one boats before he pursued God’s ultimate plan to be fishers of men.

Elisha was a mechanized farmer having hectares of lands cultivated. He was a famous and wealthy man in his days but his true identity and wealth was in being a prophet to the nations.

Daniel had understanding in all science as a lad even if he didn’t have the opportunity to be in Babylon to spearhead a transformation, his dream to be a lecturer in his own country would have come to past and he would have been known in that juristinction. 

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JOY; THE HERITAGE OF THE SONS  (PART 2) BY AKOSILE OLUWAYOMI

JOY, THE HERITAGE OF THE SONS  (PART 2) BY AKOSILE OLUWAYOMI

In our last session on this series, we have come to understand that joy is independent of circumstances or situations and its part of the package of the spiritual blessings that we receive during salvation. It is also a fruit of the holy Spirit dwelling within us. Therefore, joy is a heritage of the sons, its the nature of the higher life in us no matter what we come across as we run our race here on earth. 

Apostle Paul exhorted the Philippians to rejoice with emphasis (Phil 4:4) even though he was being brutally persecuted for the gospel yet he admonished the body of Christ not to lose their heritage, joy without measure! Joy is a salient and important weapon in our fight of faith. When you meet up with a challenge whatsoever (financial, marital, heath-wise), there are 2 things the devil is after in order to hold you down;

1. You Joy- The devil doesn’t like to see you joyous because he knows you are still hopeful in the lord your deliverer when you rejoice over that situation and hope does not make ashame or dissapoint. 


2. Your Peace- The enemy knows if your peace can be disturbed, your passion or zeal for God will become  cold because you will not be able to seek the Lord with all your heart. Your lack of peace indicate fear and there is no fear in perfect love.

When you lose your joy, get set to lose your peace. The enemy is already taking the victory that is rightly yours because you allowed him to perpetuate with negative thoughts and depressions to rob you of your joy! Beloved, I believe we are meant to be just like our father. 

The bible says in Psalms 2:4 “He that sits on the throne shall laugh” when the preceding verses actually pointed out that the king of the earth set themselves against God but no situation or principality moves our God nor take joy out of Him. 

Remember Jesus did not also forget to tell his disciples and those who will believe on him afterwards to be of good cheer even though tribulation comes.(John 16:33). Does that send any message to you? He is saying no matter the tribulations you face in life, don’t replace your reality with it by being sorrowful! It is going to wear you out before you receive the promises only if you made it to that time anyways because sorrow wounds your spirit and who can bear a wounded Spirit? Joy strengthens your Spirit man and makes you bear the challenges without falling out. 

The word of God exhorts us to imitate those who through faith and patience receive the promise (Hebrews 6:12). Abraham, the father of faith believed God’s promises to him and waited patiently for the physical manifestation of the promise. He staggered not at God’s promises giving Glory to God. In the period of waiting patiently,it is the wings of joy that will make you soar higher above the winds of doubt and unbelief. Joy will stir you up to give thanks for what you have not seen. Now, how can you keep your joy steady?

1. Turn on the rhythm of praise and worship. Make a decision to praise no matter what either in the good or bad. When you praise your burden is lifeted off you. Your heart receive stillness and joy will flow through you.



2. Keep you tongue from murmurings and  negative talks.Life and death lies in the power of thetongue(Proverbs 18:21). If you want to pray, pray to God making your supplications believing that he hears but don’t murmur. It will only keep you from entering your rest as it did for the Israelites.



3. Keep your ears from the talks  of fear and other negative things. You tend  to believe what you hear often. Rather give your ears to the preaching of the word of faith that can build you up and give you your inheritance among the saints (Act 20:32).



4. Meditate on God’s word, reflect on His promises concerning you.  When you heart is fixed on the word, He keeps you in perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3). When your mind is still, joy flows  freely.



5. Speak what you want to see. When you confess God’s word consistently, your doubt dissolves. When doubt is gone, you are able to rejoice in hope.

When you do all these, your river of joy  will overflow its bank. Take off the garment of sorrow, it’s not your property. Your own  heritage is Joy. No matter what has happened, rejoice! Again I say rejoice!  

                                                                                            

JOY; THE HERITAGE  OF THE SONS (Part 1) BY AKOSILE OLUWAYOMI


JOY; THE HERITAGE  OF THE SONS (Part 1) BY AKOSILE OLUWAYOMI

Staying joyful when the situation or circumstances is not looking good can be quite difficult for a believer but when you have the revelation of the importance of Joy in the fight of faith, you will never loose hold of it no matter what.

Apostle Paul exhorts the Philippian church saying “No matter what happen dear friends, be glad in Lord”.Phil 3:1. The contextual meaning of this exhortation is that even when the worse happen and it seem as if all hope is lost, remain joyous. Now, a natural man cannot fathom this because intellect only concur to the idea of circumstantial reaction. That is, when it doesn’t look good, I should be sad and when my expectations are met I should be happy. 

A natural man can not go beyond the level of happiness which is dependent on external forces, joy is at a higher level that he cannot reach with his intellect. Joy is one of the Spiritual blessings that is bestowed on every believer which money or gold cannot buy. It’s an indispensable gift that comes with salvation. 

Every child of God receives joy like a fountain of river as the Holyghost have His dwelling in him or her as a seal of our redemption. So, joy is not for just anybody, it is not common. It can only be found in the spirit of the sons of God and its source is deeply rooted in the Holyghost! Joy is a language of the beloved in  Zion!

If you remember the words of King David, a prosperous and famous king of Isreal, He cried unto God for the restoration of the Joy of His salvation.Though he was under the dispensation of the law, he was only opportuned to partake of the Spirit of God as the Chosen King for God’s people but yet he knew the value of the Joy that comes with the presence of the Holyghost that his whole wealth cannot give. “Take not your HolySpirit from me and restore the Joy of my salvation”, he prayed (Psalms 51:11b,12).

He sinned against God and the presence of God left him. He was aware that only in the presence of God is where the fullness of joy resides (Psalms16:11). How much more now. What an indescribable joy to be God’s own heir!

Our joy is an endowment that nothing or nobody should be  able to tamper with or decide how you rejoice in the Lord except by your own permission of course. We may decide to intentionally block the flow of Joy in us with with our load of worry, depression and fear. This is the enemy’s desire anyway. 

His main mission on you is simple; to kill, steal and destroy your joy because he knows once you keep rejoicing in the Lord and his finished redemptive works for you, you will always proclaim your victory in this fight of faith. He knows that just as a fish cannot live outside water, you can never enjoy the abundance of life that is yours in Christ when he keeps you joyless. For it is only with joy that you draw water from the well of salvation (Isaiah 12:3). 

Dearly beloved, I put it to you today that once you keep your eyes off God’s word, your eyes becomes automatically fixed on your problems. I do not argue the fact that you have some hurdles in life, for the scriptures even says many are the affliction of the righteous but God promise to deliver them from it all (Psalms 34:19). 

You cannot walk with your carnal mind and expect to see the hand of God in your situation. Living by faith is a principle in the kingdom for every son that wants to live a victorious life that Jesus paid for, there is no other way.  Stop looking at the circumstances and start looking at your possessions in the word of God, the substance of what you desire and act with it. That is faith!

 Keep your joy steady, don’t go in and out of it. That will not make you soar. Remain deep and full of  joy. The Joy in your heart will surely put songs of praise on your lips and God dwells in the praises of His people. When God shows up in a situation, he comforts you and give you  double honour for your shames. The praises that goes up will surely make the earth to yield increase for you.

But remember you cannot praise in sorrow. You do it with joy and honour. No matter what happens beloved, be glad in the Lord, rejoice ever more! You can not make the war fare of your faith in sorrow and except an outturn of joy.. Look forward for the second session of this series. Remain full of Joy!

JESUS AT THE CENTRE OF IT ALL PART 8; I BELIEVE IN THE SUPERNATURAL BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE


JESUS AT THE CENTRE OF IT ALL PART 8; I BELIEVE IN THE SUPERNATURAL BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE*

If a believer tells you that the christian life is not about miracles, signs, wonders and demonstration of the power of God, tell him that he is not better than “Esau” because he has lost his birthright to ignorance (Mark 16:17-20). The supernatural is our birthright and we are to manifest the supernatural as a lifestyle.

When a believer tells that casting out demons is not part of kingdom heritage and dominion, ask him or her, “Are demons part of your family members or you have one as your cousin?” (Luke 11:20).

Pastor Gbenga Shafe tore my heart opened as I was restless all through the night after viewing this clip, he said;

“How can you control an environment where miracles happen at once? People slained in the spirit, people caught up in glory. How do you control that kind of atmosphere?

How do you control a man that is touched by God?

How do you control a life touched by God?



That could be you!

Bring your crown, drop it at the altar!

Bring your achievements, drop it at his feet?”.

FIRE IN MY BONES

EVERY MAN CALLED OF GOD TO IMPACT AND AFFECT HIS GENERATION CARRIED AN INNER FIRE IN HIS BOSOM. IT IS THIS FIRE THAT BURNED THROUGH HIS VEINS, WHICH MADE HIM RESTLESS UNTIL GOD’S KINGDOM WAS ESTABLISHED IN HIS OWN DAYS.

THAT SAME FIRE THAT MAKES MEN UNCOMFORTABLE UNTIL THEY SAW THE KINGDOM OF GOD ESTABLISHED IN THEIR GENERATION IS ABOUT TO BE IGNITED IN THE LIVES OF MANY THAT ARE HUNGRY AND DESPERATE FOR GOD.

FOR THIS REASON WAS I BORN; I MUST DO THE WORK OF HIM THAT SENT ME.

IF WE TEACH, PREACH, OR WITNESS AND NOTHING HAPPENS, WE MUST GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD- OUR KNEES.

DO NOT MAKE EXCUSES FOR POWERLESSNESS.

FOR DECADES, THE CHURCH HAS BEEN GUILTY OF CREATING DOCTRINES TO JUSTIFY THEIR LACK OF POWER, INSTEAD OF CRYING OUT TO GOD UNTIL HE CHANGE THEM.

If we don’t live by God’s heart, by what He has in His heart, then we are wasting our time and life.

How many years have you already wasted in worrying and fretting?

Will we finally wake up?

Will we use the last part of our life to become a man in God’s eyes?

It doesn’t matter what people think of you, what is important is what God thinks of you.

Make a decision to be all that Christ died for you to become! Join this chariot…..

Friends, we have slept enough!

Men of like passion, it’s time to arise!

Fellow labourers, blow the trumpet!

*#TellOurGenerationWeAreComing.*

#HolyFire



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JESUS AT THE CENTRE OF IT ALL PART 8;  YOUR JERUSALEM AND UTTERMOST PART OF THE EARTH BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE


JESUS AT THE CENTRE OF IT ALL PART 8;  YOUR JERUSALEM AND UTTERMOST PART OF THE EARTH BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

Luke 24:49, KJV: “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.”

Acts 1:8, KJV: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth”

Your Jerusalem is your origin; where you master the principles of walking with God; where you experience storms of discouragements; where you make most mistakes and feel like giving up; where you practice the things of God.

How you see and respond to your Jerusalem would determine how far you would go in life and fulfill God’s mandate for your life.

Your Jerusalem is your “going through location” that takes you to your “going to be destination” that God has prepared for you.

Be careful how you handle your Jerusalem. Don’t despise the day of little beginnings, because your Jerusalem is your launch pad into greatness. Don’t toy with the dealings of God for you at your Jerusalem.

CONTINUE STEADFASTLY IN YOUR JERUSALEM

Acts 2:42, KJV: “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”

You must continue steadfastly in your Jerusalem, it is not a once for all experience. It is a passing through phase for a breaking through.

Your Jerusalem can be your undergraduate or post graduate experience in the university, your present place of work, mission field, a ministry God gave to you and so on; it is meant to prepare you for your uttermost part of the earth.

THE SUDDEN TRANSFORMATION IN JERUSALEM

Acts 2:2, KJV: “And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.”

Five hundred people saw Jesus ascend to heaven when he gave the instruction “tarry he in Jerusalem” (Luke 24:49), but when they were assembled in Jesrualem to yield to the instruction, only 120 people was there.

What happened to the 380 people that were not there? It was the sabbath day, the day of Pentecost. Every Jew are present in Jerusalem for worship, so they were in Jerusalem but decided to heed to something else.

Have you left your Jerusalem? A moment of deep thinking would do. What’s that instruction God gave you long time ago that you have not given attention or gave up on?

Don’t run away from your Jerusalem, the rushing mighty wind is on the way that would send you to the uttermost parts of the earth.

The 120 stayed in the upper room for days waiting for the sudden transformation. They didn’t not know how long it would be but they were determined, desperate and endured. You have to do the same because you don’t know when God would transform you with the full capacity to reach your world.

May be you are trying to calculate it and you are saying “I have waited so long to get this and that, I am tired of not seeing a trace of the result of my efforts over time”. 

Are you comparing yourself with someone else? As the gestation time of animals differ so is the manifestations of individuals. What you are carrying is different and might require more time. That you are not making the headlines now does not necessarily mean you are lazy. There is an appointed time for the manifestation of man who is conscious of and responsible to his Jerusalem.

When you are responsible to your Jerusalem, you are waiting in hope but if you are off it, you will be waiting in vain. 

“…Though it may tarry, wait for it for it shall surely come to past..”- Hab. 3:1-4

Romans 8:25, KJV: “But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.”

Hold forth your patience, when you are losing your patience convert it to endurance. Hold forth your endurance, when you are losing your endurance lay hold of longsuffering. Hold forth your longsuffering, you won’t lose your longsuffering because between the periods of your patience and longsuffering lies your sudden transformation. Have you forgotten? All these are fruit of the spirit that we must possess and allow to have their roots in our life.

THE BALANCE WE NEED.

Mark 3:15, KJV: “And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach”.

Our uttermost part of the earth is our place of stardom, limelight and exploits when the results of our waiting in Jerusalem because evident for all eyes to see.

After Jesus waited after he had fasted and prayed for 40 days in his Jerusalem, He returned in power and reached out to His uttermost part of the earth (Luke 4).

Ultimately, the first call of a man in the faith is to be in his Jerusalem (at the feet of Jesus). That was the difference Jesus observed from the account of Mary and Martha. One was concerned about her Jerusalem (sitting at the feet of Jesus) while the other was concerned about her uttermost part of the earth (doing works for Jesus).

Unfortunately, some has considered being in their Jerusalem as the only necessity and they lost sight on the need of reaching out to their uttermost part of the earth.

Don’t allow your “going through” stop you or be a yardstick from “reaching out”.

Be faithful here (Jerusalem) so that you can get to the there (uttermost part of the earth) God has prepared for you.

Will you stay in your Jerusalem?

Let us pray!

JESUS AT THE CENTRE OF IT ALL PART 6; HOLD THY PEACE, LET GOD SPEAK BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE


JESUS AT THE CENTRE OF IT ALL PART 6; HOLD THY PEACE, LET GOD SPEAK BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

“Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: HOLD THY PEACE, AND I WILL SPEAK”- Job 33:31

What makes you feel that God is silent over your challenges and predicaments?

What makes you conclude that you can bear your burdens yourself?

Why do you prefer to speak more to men about your challenges than speaking to God?

Why run to offices of men before considering going to the presence of God?

God is saying to you today; “HOLD THY PEACE AND I WILL SPEAK TO YOU”. God would be silent on matters that has raised storms of doubts in you if you don’t hold your peace. His words silences and stills all storms of challenges, listen to Him.

The centurion whose faith Jesus acknowledged to be the greatest in Israel held his peace over his challenges and desired Jesus to just speak the word over his challenges.

You can’t be looking up to man and be looking up to God at the same time, one gets your attention more. Look up to God and He would raise up men to meet your needs.

Be still, running around will not always give you the answer you need. Phone calls, messages, discussing your challenges with people will not always solve the problem. There is always an answer waiting for you at the feet of Jesus.

“Cast your burdens upon Him, He cares for you”

You can’t cast your burden upon God and be downcast.

“Blessed is that man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is”- Jer. 17:7.

Your blessing is proportional to your trust and faith in God. Any man that trusts in God attracts His blessings and would proper in all endeavors.

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding”- Prov. 3:5.

Anytime you consider men and your understanding first before considering God when faced with challenges, God hinders the men from meeting your needs and He would make your understanding useless to profounding the solution you desire. 

“…That no man takes His glory”

“..who are you or what do you possess that was not given to you from above”.

“Woe to them that go DOWN TO EGYPT FOR HELP; and stay on horses and trust in chariots, because they ARE MANY; and in horsemen because they are VERY STRONG; but they look not unto the Holy one of Israel, neither seek the Lord”- Isaiah 31:1


“Now the Egyptians ARE MEN, AND NOT GOD, and THEIR HORSES, and NOT SPIRIT. When the Lord shall stretch out his hand BOTH HE THAT HELPETH SHALL FAIL and he that holden shall fall down and THEY ALL SHALL FAIL TOGETHER”- Isaiah 31:3.

How long will you continue to go down to Egypt for help?

Anywhere you go leaving God behind will make you go down and take you down.



How long will you continue to trust men than God?

Anytime you trust men than God, you and the men would fail in the prospective conquest.

Hold  thy peace, let God have His way. Give Him a chance over that situation and it would turn for you for a testimony.

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HOW TO DISCOVER GOD’S PLAN FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT BY AKOSILE OLABISI DAVID

HOW TO DISCOVER GOD’S PLAN FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT BY AKOSILE OLABISI DAVID

How do I discover Gods plan for my life for maximum impact?

1) Locating yourself in the word: 

He made known his ways unto moses, his acts unto the children of Israel… Locating the plan of God for your life via his word is a vital link to success in destiny. Vision is therefore a tool for finding direction. You never become a star in the kingdom until you have become a VISIONARY.

The future of every believer depends on the discovery of his placement in the body of Christ. When a. Vision is from God, it will speak peace, not war, divisions or. Tension

2) A strong desire: 

I will stand upon my watch ,and set me upon the tower,and will watch to see what he Will say unto me..Hab. 2:1

You cannot receive your vision from God without having a strong desire for it. …..Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom..Prov 18:1

Desire sets your will towards your goal.. ” to set me…” Means to embark on discovery. When your will is set on achieving a mission,  you have to take necessary steps for it to materialize.

3). Ask of God : 

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men. Liberally, and upbraided not, and it shall be given him…  James 1:5. As you ask, be watchful in your spirit man. Maintain quietness on your inside,  visions are received in moments of quietness.

The Holy Spirit releases the plans of God for you through your spirit, so programme yourself to hear his voice. No child goes to school to learn his mother tongue….. Jesus said,  my sheep hear my voice,  and I know them, and they follow me..  John 10:27

4) Meekness: 

A christian who wants to know the way of the Lord has to be humble.