Tuesday, 9 February 2016

HARDCORE TRUTH ABOUT MARRIAGE, BY PASTOR FESTUS

HARDCORE TRUTH ABOUT MARRIAGE! !!!!
1. There is nothing that threatens the security of a wife than
the thought of another woman competing for the attention
and affection of her husband. Nothing is more painful. Nothing is more disrespecting. Nothing is more insulting. Nothing is more belittling and degrading.
2. Marriage flourishes when the couple works together as a team; when both husband and wife decide that winning together is more important than keeping score.
Good marriages don't just happen. They are a product of hard work.
3. Your children are watching you and forming lasting opinions on love, commitment, and marriage based on what they see in you. Give them hope. Make them look forward to marriage.
4. Husbands: The reason why other women look attractive is because someone is taking good care of them. Grass is always green where it is watered. Instead of drooling over the green grass on the other side of the fence, work on yours and water it regularly. Any man can admire a beautiful woman, but it takes a true gentleman to make a woman admirable and beautiful.
5. When a husband puts his wife first above everyone and everything except God, it gives his wife the sense of security and honor that every wife hungers for.
6. A successful marriage doesn't require a big house, a prefect spouse, a million dollars or an expensive car. You can have all the above and still have a miserable marriage. A successful marriage requires honesty, undying commitment and selfless love and Jesus at the center of it all.
7. Pray for your spouse every day; in the morning, in the afternoon and at evening. Don’t wait until there is a problem. Don’t wait until there is an affair. Don’t wait until something bad happens. Don’t wait until your spouse is tempted. Shield your spouse with prayer and cover your marriage with the fence of prayer.
8. The people you surround yourself with have a lot of influence on your marriage. Friends can build or break your marriage; choose them wisely.
9. One spouse cannot build a marriage alone when the other
spouse is committed to destroying it. Marriage works when both husband and wife work together as a team to build their marriage.
10. Don't take your spouse for granted. Don't take
advantage of your spouse's meekness and goodness. Don't mistake your spouse's loyalty for desperation. Don't misuse or abuse yours spouse's trust. You may end up regretting after losing someone that meant so much to you.
11. Beware of marital advice from single people. Regardless of how sincere their advice may be, most of it is theoretical and not derived from real life experiences. If you really need Godly advice, seek it from God-fearing, impartial and prayerful mature couples whose resolve has been tested by time and shaped by trials.
12. Dear wife, Don't underestimate the power of the tongue on your marriage. The tongue has the power to crush your marriage or build it up. Don't let the Devil use your tongue to kill your spouse's image, self-confidence and aspirations. Let God use your tongue to build up your marriage and bless and praise your spouse...

ACTIVATE HIS BLESSINGS IN YOUR LIFE, BY PASTOR CHRIS

RHAPSODY OF REALITIES TUESDAY, 9TH FEBRUARY.
ACTIVATE HIS BLESSINGS IN YOUR LIFE.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, WHO HATH BLESSED US WITH ALL SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS in heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 1:3).
Often times, people say, "I'm waiting on the Lord to do such-and-such for me." And by that they mean they're expecting Him to "do" something about their cases. If there's anything you're waiting for God to do for you, then I'll like to announce to you: God is waiting for you to do something and effect the change that you desire! Our opening verse doesn't say God is going to bless us; it says He's blessed us! This is an amazing reality, and the most beautiful part is, there're no conditions attached. You've been blessed already.
There're two things to understand from that verse: the first one is that the spiritual controls the physical; meaning, if He's blessed you with all spiritual blessings, then you're blessed with all earthly blessings! The lesser is included in the greater. The second thing is, as far as God is concerned, everything you'll ever require to have a glorious and exceptional life has been granted you.
Sadly, many aren't enjoying it. There're blessings untold that belong to us in Christ Jesus; but many are ignorant of this reality. God isn't holding anything back from you; He's already done everything. What you're supposed to do is act on His Word, and make what He's already done real in your life.
2 Kings 7:1 tells us something very instructive. Elisha, alongside the children of Israel and their king, had been waiting on God to do something, and change the economy of Israel. But nothing happened, until Elisha gave the Word: "Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria." When he made the declaration, the economy of the nation changed within twenty-four hours, just as he had said!
Take charge of your life, with the Word of God in your heart and in your mouth! Believe, speak, and act on the Word. That's how to activate God's blessings in your life.
CONFESSION
I'm the seed of Abraham, born to reign and rule the world! I'm walking in abundance, because all things are mine! My life is the testimony of God's grace, glory, and greatness. Not only am I blessed, I'm the dispenser of God's blessings and goodness. Halleluiah!
Further Study:
1 Corinthians 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your's;
2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
1-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 26:57-75, Exodus 36-37
2-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Acts 16:19-28, Psalm 7-8
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GOD'S WORD ON FIRSTFRUIT, FROM KJV


Proverbs 3:9-10 - Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:   (Read More...)

Nehemiah 10:35 - And to bring the firstfruits of our ground, and the firstfruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year, unto the house of the LORD:

Ezekiel 44:30 - And the first of all the firstfruits of all [things], and every oblation of all, of every [sort] of your oblations, shall be the priest's: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.

Proverbs 3:9 - Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

Romans 11:16 - For if the firstfruit [be] holy, the lump [is] also [holy]: and if the root [be] holy, so [are] the branches.

Leviticus 23:10-14 - Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:   (Read More...)

1 Corinthians 15:20 - But now is Christ risen from the dead, [and] become the firstfruits of them that slept.

2 Chronicles 31:5 - And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all [things] brought they in abundantly.

Exodus 22:29 - Thou shalt not delay [to offer] the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.

James 1:18 - Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Malachi 3:10 - Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that [there shall] not [be room] enough [to receive it].

Nehemiah 10:37 - And [that] we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.

1 Corinthians 15:23 - But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

Deuteronomy 26:2-4 - That thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt put [it] in a basket, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name there.   (Read More...)

Numbers 18:12 - All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto the LORD, them have I given thee.

Genesis 4:3-4 - And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.   (Read More...)

Jeremiah 2:3 - Israel [was] holiness unto the LORD, [and] the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.

Exodus 34:26 - The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.

Romans 8:23 - And not only [they], but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, [to wit], the redemption of our body.

GOD'S WORD ON TITHING


Leviticus 27:30 - And all the tithe of the land, [whether] of the seed of the land, [or] of the fruit of the tree, [is] the LORD'S: [it is] holy unto the LORD.

Luke 11:42 - But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

2 Corinthians 9:7 - Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Matthew 23:23 - Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier [matters] of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

Genesis 28:20-22 - And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,   (Read More...)

Psalms 24:1 - (A Psalm of David.) The earth [is] the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

Malachi 3:10 - Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that [there shall] not [be room] enough [to receive it].

Monday, 8 February 2016

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

The power of affirmation from parents, peers, family members, friends and authority figures in your life is very important however securing that is beyond your personal control and you cannot afford to wait on others in order to get your life moving.
True power is turned on when a person understands the power of self-persuasion. When we say self-persuasion we are referring to creating what you see about yourself through your own words.
To make this accurate, it must be built on truth i.e. the promises, prophecies and realities about whom you are as stated in the Word of God. To sit with the Word and school yourself into the realities of the things of the Spirit while they are yet not apparent and to see your life rise to the level of your words is true power at work.
.....Pastor Poju Oyemade....

YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LIFE, BY PASTOR CHRIS

RHAPSODY OF REALITIES MONDAY, 8TH FEBRUARY.
YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LIFE.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live (Deuteronomy 30:19).
Sometimes, people wonder, “If God’s Word says I’m a success, why are things not working out for me?” What they haven’t realised is that even though God wants you to be prosperous, successful, excellent, and sound, you have to line up with the Word, and decide to be all He wants you to be. It’s a personal choice that you must make.
Anyone can do anything for you, including praying for you, sharing the Word with you; but no one can make decisions for you. You’ve got to make your own decisions. God’s role is to guide you through the Word, and the Holy Spirit, so you can make the right decisions. Many people have troubles in their lives because of bad decisions. Your life today has turned out to be the way it is because of the choices you’ve made. In the same vein, your tomorrow is dependent on the choices and decisions you make today.
God has given you the right to choose either life and blessings or death and curses. He didn’t pre-destine anyone for failure; rather, He wants you to prosper and be in health (3 John 1:2); He’s ordained a great life for you. Therefore, decide that you’re going to fulfil the dream He has for you and be who He’s destined you to be. It’s your responsibility; no one can do it for you. How you live your life, how you make your decisions, is entirely your responsibility.
You can choose to be a success! You can choose to do excellently well in life. It’s a choice that you have to make. You might ask, “Is it that simple?” Yes! And I admonish you to make that choice today if you haven’t done so already. Don’t allow circumstances determine what you’ll be in life. Make the decision to live the glorious life that God has planned for you.
CONFESSION
The Word of God is in my heart and in my mouth, producing results and bringing about a transformation in my life, and turning circumstances around in my favour. My life is for the glory of God, and I’m making progress from glory to glory, because Christ lives in me. I’m prosperous, and I walk in divine health! I’m prevailing with, and by, the Word! Glory to God!
FURTHER STUDY:
3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Matthew 26:31-56 Exodus 34-35
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Acts 16:11-18 Psalm 5-6
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