Your Life Will Be Beautiful.

Your Life Will Be Beautiful.

Psalms_19-14: Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer

Psalms_19-14: Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer

I decree and declare to you today, in the Name of Jesus Christ the Living God, your life will be Beautiful, Colourful and Delightful, Fruitful, Hopeful, Joyful and Successful in Jesus’ Awesome Name. Amen.

Psalm 75:9
As for me, I will declare this forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob,

Psalm 104:33
I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

Psalm 145:1
A psalm of praise. Of David. I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.

Psalm 22:22
I will declare your name to my people; in the assembly I will praise you.

Psalm 96:3
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

1 Chronicles 16:23
Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.

Psalm 22:22
I will declare your name to my people; in the assembly I will praise you.

Hebrews 2:12
He says, “I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters; in the assembly I will sing your praises.”

1 John 1:5
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

Psalm 51:15
Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise.

Psalm 106:2
Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise?

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Jesus Is The Resurrection And The Life.

John_11-25: Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live

John_11-25: Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”. —John 11: 25-26

When we grow up in the world, we are told that we have to do everything that we can before we die, because that is all that we will leave, and that there can be nothing after death.

When we walk with Jesus, even death is not the end! Nothing seems as final as death, and yet Jesus challenges that by declaring Himself the Resurrection and the Life. He stared death in the eye, and death blinked.

When Jesus spoke to Martha in John 11, He made her two promises: THAT WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE ACCESS TO AN ETERNAL LIFE THAT TRUMPS DEATH, AND THAT THERE IS NO ONE AND NOTHING THAT IS TOO FAR GONE THAT JESUS WILL NOT RESTORE IT AGAIN.
Jesus is able to breathe life into every new dream, every hope, every relationship, and even every calling. No matter how much you feel you have strayed, He will always be able to restore you! Ya’ know, maybe it’s your time to pick up the phone and call a loved one or a friend and bring healing to a relationship. Maybe now is the time to step forward to follow what you know is your passion in life. Now may be your time to pursue an education you never thought you could earn.

Through Jesus, you are able to live your life in a way that will always honour God, and that destiny is eternal. It is through the ultimate sacrifices of the Son that we are able to reach the love of our Father, and it is through Jesus’ death and resurrection that we, too will be able to live out eternity at the right hand of the Abba.

My prayer for you, friends, as we finish this 12-day devotional, is that you will never forget that you have eternal life because of Jesus. I hope that you will take every opportunity to glorify God, and bask in His love and compassion for you!

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Thank You Jesus.

John_11-25: Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live

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A Life Of Worship.

John_10-11: I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

John_10-11: I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

“God is well known in Judah, in Israel, He is a household name. He keeps a house in Salem, His own suite of rooms in Zion. That’s where, using arrows for kindling. He made a bonfire of weapons of war”. Psalm 76:1-3 (MSG)

According to the psalmist, God is known in Judah (praise). The God we serve dwells in the midst of praise and if you can praise Him today, then you are on your way to obtaining the victory because He will reveal Himself to you and demonstrate His power on your behalf. Beloved one of the greatest weapons we fail to access as believers is praise. Praise is a powerful weapon that deals a deadly blow on the adversary. Let us take a cue from the life of King David, the man who wrote most of the Psalms in the Bible.

Child of God, King David was a man who understood how to bless the Lord even when it was not convenient to do so. Little wonder he said in Psalm 34:1. “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praises shall continually be in my mouth.” He made a lifelong commitment to bless the name of the Lord irrespective of the events happening around him. He made a commitment to praise God, come rain or shine, in season and out of season.

Beloved, have you ever wondered how God elevated David from the backside of the desert to the palace? Have you also wondered how David got recommended to the king in 1 Samuel 16? Look at what King Saul said, to Jesse (David’s father) in verse 19, “send me David thy son, which is with the sheep” He learnt to grow in the backside of the desert worshipping God. Most likely the people who recommended him to the King heard him playing and singing while tending the sheep. David did not bother that his brothers left him in the desert. He was not consumed with the fact that the assignment he was given was lowly and uninteresting. For David, his commitment to a life of worship lifted him up. It was from the backside of the desert that he got the invitation to the palace. I declare to you today that as you commit yourself to a life of praise, your lifting is sure and your promotion shall come in Jesus name.

1 Samuel 16:1-23

James 4

Ezekiel 18-19

Thank You Jesus.

Psalms_9-1: I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

Psalms_9-1: I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

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Prayer Points For The Gift Of Life. Hell Is Real.

Galatians_2-20: I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me

Galatians_2-20: I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me

  1. Thank You Father For The Salvation Of My Soul.
  2. Thank You Father For The Grace To Be Counted Among The Living.

  3. Father, Let Every Sin That Is Designed To Take Me To Hell Fire Be Forgiven And Blotted Out By Your Mercy.

  4. Father, Please, Don’t Let Me Die Before Knowing The Truth About Hell.

  5. Father Let The Reality Of Hell Be Imposed Upon My Heart Always In Jesus’ Name.

  6. Father, Let Every Property And Work Of Hell In My Life Be Consumed By Your Fire.

  7. Father, Have Mercy Upon Me, Please, Don’t Let Me Spend My Eternity In Hell Fire.

  8. Father, As Many, Who Are On The Path To Hell, Please, Redeem Them By Your Mercy.

  9. Father, Let Every Plan Of Satan To Take Me Along With Him To Hell Fire Be Scattered.

10.Father, Uphold Me Till The End By Your Right Hand Of Righteousness; Don’t Let Me Fall, Don’t Let Me Fail, Don’t Let Me Backslide, In Jesus’ Name.

  1. Thank You Father For Answered Prayers.(1 Thessalonian 5:18).
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Thank You Jesus!

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Lord. If At Thy Command. The Word Of Life We Sow.

And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

Lord. If At Thy Command. The Word Of Life We Sow.
Watered By Thy Almighty Hand,
The Seed Shall Surely Grow:

The Virtue Of Thy Grace,
A Large Increase Shall Give
And Multiply The Faithful Race
Who To Thy Glory Live.

Now Then The Ceaseless Shower
Of Gospel Blessings Send
And Let The Soul-Converting Power.
Thy Ministers Attend.

On Multitudes Confer
The Heart-Renewing Love,
And By The Joy Of Grace Prepare
For Fuller Joys Above.
Amen!

1-John_5-12: He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life

1-John_5-12: He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life

Thank You Jesus!

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May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

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Brief Life Is Here Our Portion

1-John_5-12: He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life

1-John_5-12: He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life

Brief Life Is Here Our Portion
Brief Sorrow, Short-Lived Care;
The Life That Knows No Ending,
The Tearless Life, Is There.

Oh Happy Retribution:
Short Toll, Eternal Rest:
For Mortals And For Sinners
A Mansion With The Blessed.

And Now We Fight The Battle,
But Then Shall Wear The Crown
Of Full And Everlasting
And Passionless Renown:

But He, Whom Now We Trust In,
Shall Then Be Seen And Known:
And They, That Know And See
Him,
Shall Have Him For Their Own.

The Morning Shall Awaken,
The Shadows Shall Decay,
And Each True-Hearted Servant
Shall Shine As Doth The Day.

If There God, Our King And
Portion
In Fullness Of His Grace
Shall We Behold For Ever,
And Worship Face To Face.
Amen!

John_10-11: I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

John_10-11: I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

Thank You Jesus!

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After This Life There Is Eternity. Do You Have An Eternal Perspective? By Billy Graham

John_3-17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved

John_3-17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved

Jesus would not center His mission in an economic crusade. He would not live merely for time or forsake the cross for bread. Jesus saw that mankind had a deeper need. Men and women’s deepest need is spiritual. We need forgiveness, we need to be justified, we need to be reconciled to God. That is what Jesus Christ came to do.

We are to have concern for our neighbors. Jesus said, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39). Jesus is interested in social justice. But mankind’s deeper need could be met only by His death and resurrection. It would have been so simple for Jesus to avoid the cross, but then you and I would have been lost. We would be separated from God, because the only way we can be reconciled to God is through the cross. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone” (Matthew 4:4).

It is difficult for me to understand how intelligent people can spend all of their time building for this world and have no time for the future world. After this life there is eternity. This life is a preparation for eternity. You are to come to the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

Why Many College Dropouts Never Made It In Life

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For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh

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Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus' description of himself "I am the Good Shepherd" (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: "To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs." (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh

Genesis 2:24, NIV

Two Together Forever

Some people may consider the intimate side of marriage as somehow being “unspiritual.” Love expressed in marriage in a mutually respectful sexual relationship is God‘s idea, and it is pure, holy, and pleasing to Him.

Dr. Ed Wheat, a prominent marriage counselor, has pointed out that if the physical side of marriage deteriorates, every other aspect of marriage will soon be affected (Love Life).

When God commanded Adam and Eve to “be fruitful and increase in number” (Gen. 1:28, NIV), He seemed to be saying, “Make sex a priority in your marriage,” not only for the procreation of the race but also in order to maintain the intimate physical unity with each other we were created for.

Blessings

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Jesus staked His life for you and I on the Cross of Calvary.

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Jesus staked His life for you and I on the Cross of Calvary

“And being found in human form, He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point
of death, even death on a cross.” -Philippians 2:8

God stooped down to earth. He came down, down, down into the womb of a virgin. Jesus
stooped down to pick up His cross. He stoops down to lift you up – no matter what
you need. He has, He will, and He will continue to bend down, to stoop down to pick
you up!

You do not need to stand up on tiptoes to reach Him. You do not need to get a stepladder
and try to climb to heaven to get near to Him. You do not need to do anything.

And what a relief that is because for many of us our legs have been knocked out
from under us. Some of us have had the wind knocked out of us. We can barely breathe,
much less stand or climb.

Are you desperate for a miracle? Are you desperate for God to pick you up and deliver
you? From financial ruin? From a collapsed career? From a fractured marriage? From
a crushed heart? From depression? From dependence on unhealthy substances?

I promise you that you will receive the miracle you need! Yes! It will be the miracle
you NEED! It might not be the miracle you WANT. But, trust Him. In time, you will
see it will be the miracle you not only need, but the miracle you ultimately wanted.

I stake my life on this claim. Why? Because Jesus staked His life on it! When He
hung on the cross, He staked His life on the stake of life – the cross – so you
and I could receive the Grand Miracle – and every other miracle we need.

So, hold out your hands. Lift up your face. And pray!


PRAYER:

Thank You, God, for the miracles of yesterday!

Thank You, God, for the miracles of today!

Thank You, God, for the miracles of tomorrow and forever!

Amen.

Jesus staked His life for you on the cross. What is your response to Him for doing
that for you?

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

The Cross is life

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The Cross Is Life by Billy Graham

A gospel that appeals to our reason or righteousness will always be popular, for people like to feel that we can circumvent the cross of Christ. The cross left no footing for man to stand upon. It put the responsibility of man’s redemption upon Christ. Had not man failed? And was he not and is he not continuing to fail? Hasn’t history proved that “there is none righteous, no, not one”? (Romans 3:10).

The cross comes with its mighty power to bring low as well as to exalt, for it exalts none but those whom first it humbles. It calls the pious worshiper to come down out of his ivory tower and to take his place at the cross with the outcast and the vile. It tells the earnest seeker and the anxious inquirer that by their own efforts they are made not one whit better until they put their hope fully in Him who was slain. It tells the sincere evangelical, whose mind is a treasury of orthodox doctrines, that he must stand beside the drunkard and harlot and say, God be merciful to me a sinner!” (Luke 18:13).

I realize that these are hard sayings, but the Bible says that the cross is an offense to the righteousness of man. The cross says that “all have sinned” (Romans 3:23). It decrees that every person, marred by sin, must be remade. It is more than pardon, for forgiveness cancels the old wrong but leaves a man where he is morally. It is even more than justification, for justification makes a man judicially worthy in the sight of God. The cross means life.

Prayer

Lord, forgive us for thinking that we can create our own righteousness. Help us to learn what it means to put our hope fully in Christ and to have life to the fullest. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

May The Good Lord Save Nigeria And Israel From All Our Enemies And Prosper Us Beyond Our Imaginations, In Jesus Christ Mighty Name We Pray, Amen!

Leaving school, parting, deathlike, calls up tears. It’s my Birthday

Today is my Birthday!

Hip! Hop!! Hooray!!!

I’m a year older and wiser too!  I have been thinking what story should I write to commemorate with such a special day, but couldn’t up with something. So I dug into my archives and dug out this article I wrote eight years ago. Unedited, I hope you will enjoy it.

Leaving school, parting, deathlike, calls up tears!

Leaving school, moving houses, ending a relationship and going away generally leave a sour taste in the mouth and tears in the eyes, it makes one feel a loss akin to death.

And now as I write this, I am thinking of my friends and foes alike who have graduated and who are currently serving their motherland (NYSC) National Youth Service Corps.

Thinking of them makes me realise the transient nature of things. The here-now-gone-tomorrow phenomenon that is life.

I think of the first loud yelp that ushers man into this life and I recall that most of us shed tears on our first day in secondary school (some even cried in the university).

If life is fun, why do babies cry when they are born? I’m waiting for answers fellas!

Then, my mind goes to a baby’s feeble attempts to crawl, to walk and run – A provocation of the toils of the years. Think of the JAMB/SAT/TOEFL hurdle that is crossed and sealed. The sweat toil to get good grades and move from one level to the other.

Then the finals!

The frenetic pace.

The project to be written, typed and bound. Seminar preparation and presentations. Then the examinations. The waiting and the results .Bad ones, good ones, sad ones and the happy ones.

The good and happy ones graduate. There is the convocation, the unemployment, the employment, marriage, kids, retirement, the farewells. Then finally the Adieu!

Isn’t life such a sweet tumultuous journey!

What a struggle!

Holy Spirit is With You Forever

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And I will pray the Father, and He
shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever (John
14:16).

Some Christians
think the Holy Spirit sometimes goes on a break, or takes a recess just because
at such times they didn’t “feel” His presence. You don’t have to “feel” God to
know that He’s with you. Rather, you ought to know that He’s with you always,
because the Word says so. Jesus said, “…….and,
lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen”
(Matthew
28:20). He didn’t say, “I’m with you only
when you can “feel” that I am.”
Many have reduced their experience of Christianity
to the carnal realm of feeling, and that’s so wrong, for we walk by faith and
not by sensory perceptions (2 Corinthians 5:7).

But you
might want to ask, “What if someone, having received the Holy Spirit at the New
Birth, backslides and feels that the Holy Spirit has left him or her, is this
just a feeling or was the Holy Spirit actually frustrated with all the sin in
such a person?” Well, God is not a man (Numbers 23:19), and He doesn’t act like
some earthly parents who wouldn’t relate with their kids for doing something
wrong. Sadly, this is the poor perception of God that some folks have.

That you did
something wrong won’t make the Holy Spirit leave you. Remember, you weren’t
made right with God because of your own righteousness; it came because God gave
you His righteousness. Thus, His presence with you isn’t dependent on what you
did right or wrong, or the way you feel. His presence is dependent on His
infallible Word; because of His love! That’s the reason He’ll never leave you
nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).

Read again
the words of Jesus in our opening verse, He said”And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter,
that He may abide with you forever”
(John 14:16). God the Father, through
the Holy Spirit abides with you forever, not sometimes. Don’t consider what
your feelings tell you. As long as you haven’t wilfully rejected Christ and His
sacrifice of salvation for you on the Cross, the Holy Spirit cannot and will
not leave you!

Even when
you err and start feeling as though the Holy Spirit has left you, it’s still
the Holy Spirit who guides you unto repentance, proving His presence with you
even at such times. If He left you, you could never return to Him! But He
wouldn’t, for He’s with you to fulfil His ministry in your life, till Jesus
comes. Hallelujah!

PRAYER

PRECIOUS LORD, I THANK
YOU FOR THE RICH FELLOWSHIP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WHICH I ENJOY LAVISHLY TODAY,
AND FOREVER. WHAT JOY TO KNOW THAT I’M ORDAINED INTO THIS WONDERFUL UNION AND
FELLOWSHIP WITH YOU FOR ETERNITY! AMEN!

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TODAY’S CHOICES FOR TOMORROW’S GREATNESS. GREATNESS.

English: Resurrection of Christ

English: Resurrection of Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

TODAY’S CHOICES FOR TOMORROW’S GREATNESS.
Some people believe they have to be dishonest to prosper or be successful in life. That’s wrong! You don’t have to ride on other people’s backs or cheat to make ends meet. So, don’t fall into that worldly deception.
Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men…” (Matthew 5:16): He wants you to be worthy example of Himself; He wants you to set a good example for the rest of the world to see and follow. “Show men that there’s the right way of doing things” (Paraphrase mine) He says. If there’s a thing as a lie, it must mean there’s such a thing as truth. If there’s the counterfeit, it means there’s the genuine one. In other words, if there’s a dishonest way to have a prosperous life – which of course will get you into trouble – it must mean there’s also an honest way. Otherwise, dishonesty will cease to be dishonesty and become the right way to do things.
There are people who say that they live in the real world, and by that they mean the Word of God is too good to be true. Meanwhile, they’re suffering terribly; business is bad for them; money isn’t coming in as it should; everything is just upside down. That’s not from God. If that’s your experience about life I want you to know that you can change it. It doesn’t matter who gave birth to you. Even if you were abandoned in a garbage dump by your mother. You can no longer regard that, because you are now an adult. Your life now depends on your choices.
Life ought to be beautiful; life ought to be exciting. That’s the life that I have chosen because God gave us the options and He told us which one is better (Deuteronomy 30:19). Anybody can live a happy, successful, prosperous and victorious life. From the moment you received Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you became an heir to health and prosperity.
CONFESSION
My life is for the glory of God alone. Therefore , I refuse to engage in an activity of darkness. I choose to do only those things that’ll bring glory to the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen!
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