IN THE END, YOUR FRIEND WILL END-UP BEING YOUR STAR OR SCAR (TMN Vol.2 No. 9 Feb 27th)

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THE MESSAGE NOW

Vol 2. No. 9, Monday, 27th February, 2017

(Zech.13:6, 1 Cor.15:41, 2 Sam.13:1-39)

IN THE END, YOUR FRIEND WILL END-UP BEING YOUR STAR OR SCAR (Part 1)

Today’s edition of The Message Now begins with a somewhat puzzling resonance about star or stars. Star or stars is referred to about 78 times in the Holy Scriptures. But surprisingly out of what I call spiritual blues and as a stand-alone adendum, the content of Gen.1:16 states: ‘He also made the stars’.
The puzzling and rather quite resonating question is: what could be the relevance of this addendum in Gen.1:16? Notice that Gen.1:16 is the first place where stars is first referred to in the Holy Scriptures. Notice also that the foregoing verse in question spoke about two great lights only, being the sun and the moon, not three lights.
Stars are lights in their own respect and they have the ability to shine as does the sun and the moon. Why did the Bible not refer to them as the third light? If stars are not lights in their own capacity, what then is their relevance at least in the context of the sun and the moon?
Understand dearly beloved that the Bible is not a dumb text neither is its author the Almighty God a dunce. NO! The Almighty God is the brain of all brains and He is the best brain among the best of brains.
So, to explain this I draw knowledge from principles of law. In Common Law legal systems generally, indeed the concept of adversarial law practice (openness of trials in criminal cases) in particular, the admissibility of any evidence material to any case is preponderant on two foremost tests:

(1) proper foundation and

(2) relevancy.

However, regardless of the clever erudition of any legal counsel in laying proper foundation to the tendering of any material evidence, yet relevancy of any such evidence is of greater primus inter pares value.
How? Relevancy in admissibility of documents is vitally pivotal for accuracy, clarity and for attaining the right interests of justice. In fact and in law, relevancy is perfect completeness. If a material document is erroneously deemed irrelevant by a judge, the likelihood of miscarriage of justice as outcome is more than high. The role relevancy plays is an indispensable one.
So, one of the two reasons for the addendum in Gen.1:16 is: because God and the Bible gives great attention to details, if that addendum had been left out, the Bible would have been incomplete. As such, as somewhat unimportant and infinitesimal as the phrase: ‘He also made the stars’ appears, it is but highly relevant. Without the tendering and acceptance of a relevant document into evidence, true justice cannot be attained. There is therefore relevant reason for inserting this Scriptural phrase in Gen.1:16.
Having established one out of the two reasons, I invite you to read the scientific details below with some apt attention as our Father in heaven does.
The star at the centre of the planetary system is called a sun. The size of the earth is:

(1) surface area =510,072,000Kilometre Squared.

(2) the circumference of the earth =40,041 Kilometres,

(3) the mean diameter of the earth =12,742 Kilometres.
(4) Another planet wherein is thought likely to exist some life like ours is planet Mars which is 5.9736×1024 (that is 5.9736 times 10 raise to power 24).

(5) The largest star is called UY Scuti with solar radii of 1708±192 (2.4 billion Kilometres).

(6) The smallest star is known as OGLE-TR-122b, commonly called Red Dwarf star that is part of a binary stellar system which is 0.12 solar radii (167,000 Kilometres).

(7) As each star differ in glory and beauty, so they differ in size also.
Definitionally, stars are big exploding balls of gas, mostly hydrogen and helium. As stars are containment of gases, so human beings are made from dust of the earth by God but have similarity with stars spiritually and scientifically. Man is made up of about 70% water. Of course, water is a formation from the combination of two gases: hydrogen and oxygen.
Does it interest you to know that in spite of the large size of the earth, the star called the sun is 109 times bigger than the earth? Learn a mystery from the Lord: as big as that star called the sun is, at dusk, it can shrink and become much smaller than a lawn tennis ball.
In terms of its intensity and brightness, do you also know that the sun is 600,000 (six hundred thousand Degree Centigrade) hot at its surface only? Amazing! You say! Isn’t it?
Apologies for the foregoing scientific jargons. However, it is worth noting that the Lord has something vital for our spiritual consumption. To start with, a man’s star is his true spiritual picture. It is the embodiment of God’s agenda.
One’s defined spiritual estate is his star. No man’s star is in size comparative to UY Scuti the largest star. OGLE-TR-122b (that is the smallest star) is 20% larger than jupiter. Jupiter is 11.2 times in diameter larger than the earth.
The same jupiter is 2 and half times more massive than the whole of the planetary systems put together. Nevertheless, I reiterate the fact that the smallest star (OGLE-TR-122b) is 20% larger than the entire planet called jupiter.
The mystery but soundly spiritual fact is that even OGLE-TR-122b is but a tiny dot in comparison to a man’s star or spiritual estate. Think about that for a moment.
God’s syllabus and divine agenda for every man is as expansive as far as the man can see, imagine, farsightedly envisage or dream.
But do you know that friends can shrink your star as mighty as it has been divinely designed to become smaller than even the smallest lawn tennis ball by share wickedness, ill-advice, counterproductive plans and by means of the minutest scar they can inflict on you?
More traumatically, do you know that a man’s spiritual fire at its peak is more fierce and fiery, more result-oriented than the six-hundred thousand Degree Centigrade hotness of the sun’s surface? At the peak of any Christian man’s spiritual fervor and fervency, no demon or satan from the pit of hell can stand that man.
But do you know that friends can reduce that fire to the bearest minimum or even cause that fire to become lower than no fire at all?
Most sadly, hardly do men utilise or enjoy a quarter of their star? Why? The answer is but three. First is the man himself. Second is or are the friends you keep. The third is reserved for part 2 (next week). But for the moment, can the Lord convince you with the frank fact that the greatest and most hurtful injuries to your life and destiny has and will be inflicted mostly by your friends?
Friends are the ones who know your secrets. Friends give you advice often negative but sugar-coated as nice and sincere. Friends show you the right way and yet go behind you to inform the dark world about that same way in preparation for blockage.
Was it not Brutos in the case of Julius Caesar? Think about Judas Iscariot (Mat.26:50). Remember also Jonadab in 2 Sam.13:1-39). Are you aware that it was Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida’s wedding bestman who planned the failed coup of 1986 against his best friend the then President of Nigeria?
What if the coup had hit the height of success? Listen dearly beloved, no friend is worth your time and attention if they add no value to you. Honestly ask yourself a most sincere question? In every respect, where are you now?
Whether positive or negative, you are where you are by reason of two factors: your attitude and your friend(s).
Does the smile and dimple of your so-called friend define who a friend is to you? Does the calm countenance of people sustain your attention? Does the somewhat sanctimonious and disguised spiritual fervency of men attract you and make you get close to them? Are you easily taking-in by sweet talk?
If that is your definition of a friend, how so queer and wrong you are. Be rightly informed and guided dearly beloved, I am by no means inviting you to a life of fear of everyone around you. Neither am I founding an institution of suspicion. But be very careful. Can you not make your heart your very best friend? Can Jesus not answer the secret questions and concerns of your heart? (To be continued next week).

Hymn: Through the Love of Christ Our Saviour All Will Be Well

 

Pray now:

  1. Read 8:13, 13:16, 15:34 (and say): O God, touch the heart of every hypocrite around me, in the name of Jesus.

  2. Any hypocrite friend who will not repent, O God, separate them from my life even if it is cause me some pain.

  3. Every enemy of my star, crash in the name of Jesus.

  4. Every power, person, force and spirit searching for my star, die now in the name of Jesus.

 

Pastor Mike

FEAR (FALSE EXPERIENCES APPEARING REAL) IS NOTHING BUT THE BARKING OF A TOOTHLESS BULLDOG. (TMN Vol.2 No. 8 Feb 20th)

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THE MESSAGE NOW

Vol 2. No. 8, Monday, 20th February, 2017

(Is.41:10-16, Jer.20:11-12, 2 Tim.1:7)

FEAR (FALSE EXPERIENCES APPEARING REAL) IS NOTHING BUT THE BARKING OF A TOOTHLESS BULLDOG

Common belief and practice of faiths including ours overtime and through time has long held the view that doubt is the exact opposite of faith. Undoubtedly,unstableness or double-mindedness otherwise known as doubt is demeaning both to God and to the concept of our Christian faith.

Doubt is unquestionably a terrible enemy of faith in God; and sadly, we often do not attach much attention to its dastard danger and destructive consequences. Indeed, doubt is the spiritual bile that corrodes and poisons the most sumptuous meal set up by prayer of faith before a loving God who is ever seated on the altar awaiting at every micro-second for angels who often dutifully present files of human requests before Him.

To God Most High, contents of human requests of faith (Heb.11:6, Mark.9:23) backed by praises (Phil.4:6) are pleasurable meals whose condiments are ever His interests. But what if that meal expected to be exceptionally delicious is as bitter as gall? How do you think God feels? Such is the sharp contrast between faith and doubt. How God feels about such gory meal is the same way He feels about double-mindedness.

However, in spite of how spiritually disgusting doubt is, there is yet but a worse enemy. So terrible an enemy that the Eternal God broke the rule of emphasis in the Holy Bible. It is the enemy called fear properly so-defined by its four letters as false experiences appearing real.

Statistically, the account of the King James Version of the Bible (1611) indicates clearly that the word ‘fear’ is mentioned over 500 times. Whereas the phrase: ‘fear not’ is mentioned 74 times. Also the phrase: ‘be not afraid’ is clearly signaled a total of 29 times. Ah! what a warning-signal of overemphasis and recurring re-emphasis!

Unarguably, a warning-signal echoed and re-echoed over 600 times on the aggregate about an enemy cannot be a warning-signal about a manageable enemy. Fear is one of the greatest enemies of progress. It is a sin in itself. Fear distorts prayer.

It re-alligns the human thoughts to lie incongrossly (that is in the opposite direction) with our prayers. Fear is an emphatic statement of belittlement to God. Fear is an attack; it is a most useful tool in the hands of anti-testimony forces. Fear blinds man from seeing the right solution.

Draw knowledge from the fact that fear is a spiritual entity. It is a conscious spiritual personality who knows man’s peaks and troughs and can easily pick his target-moments against our prayers. As an entity, fear (when fully allowed) can turn the human heart to its sheltering cupboard.

At such point, it has developed from oppression to possession and would require intense, anointed prayer of deliverance. Fear is inbued with torment and it does torment.

Have you ever been involved in intense personal prayers at the dead of the night and felt shivers or presence of horror around you or around the house? Have you prayed so earnestly at any nights and heard sounds: say on the wall, door or cracking on pieces of furniture? Were you at any time especially during the night, and someone or something touched you?

More often than not, it is because your prayer has begun to hit certain dangerous targets; and of course, the enemy is out at such times to frighten you. The enemy’s agenda is to see that you end that prayer abruptly. Dearly beloved, that is the moment to fire the prayer the more.

Are you aware that fear can be invoked against a person? Are you aware that fear has a voice and does speak? Who says that miracle cannot happen to you? Who is giving you all the reasons why you are not qualified for that miracle? God?! NO! It is the voice of the spirit of fear.

Pray now and say: (1) O God, let your raw fire sweep through me now. (2) O God, evict the spirit of fear from my heart now. (3) Every blessing of mine that have been held-up or lost due to fear, I recover them now. (4) O God, restore to me firm spiritual balance, in the name of Jesus.

A success-driven one is a fearless one. Audacity, bravery, boldness and tenacity (the direct opposites of fear) are the surest secret keys of any success. A one-time African leader, Kwame Nkruma of Ghana opined: ‘the secret of life is to have no fear’.

We are children of the new and better covenant through the blood of the Lamb of God. Therefore, let us not be like the children of Ephraim who though were fully armed by God yet turned back from battle on account of fear (Ps.78:9-10).

In summary, fear if allowed in the heart of man will produce the evil you don’t expect and the evil you envisage? Are envisaging any evil? Are you thinking about the next contract? How that healing will manifest or how that marriage will become a reality?

Stop troubling yourself; God has already perfected all those miracles and has moved on to the next miracle for your life. So, I decree those miracles into reality now, in the name of Jesus, Amen. It is time to sing and pray dear children of the Most High.

REMEMBER THAT NO MATTER HOW GREAT YOUR REQUEST IS, THE SECRET IS IN YOUR VOICING IT TO GOD FOR YOUR REQUEST CAN NEVER SURPRISE GOD BUT GOD CAN ALWAYS SURPRISE YOU. YOU ARE MAN AFTERALL AND HE IS BUT THE ALMIGHTY GOD.

Hymn: Through The Love of Christ Our Saviour All Will Be Well

 

Pray now:

  1. Continually declare Jer.20:11 throughout this day and the rest of this first quarter of 2017.

  2. The word ‘open’ and ‘door’ was just revealed to me now. (so pray: O God, every door short against my breakthroughs, be opened now, in the name of Jesus.

  3. Every embergo against my name, be lifted now by the blood of Jesus.

  4. O Jordan, Red Sea and walls of Jericho barricading my tomorrow and glory, be parted asunder now.

  5. Activate your faith in God now. Put those things you consider difficult and the things you want Him to do for you right to Him now.

  6. O God, in the soon glorious tomorrow of my country, connect me to those that matter. Let me be one of the reapers of divinely-ordained provision.

  7. O God, empty me of every aorta of doubt and unbelief. I shall enjoy God’s goodness in the land of the living, in Jesus name, Amen

Pastor Mike

THE LOSS OF VISION IS THE TOTAL END OF ANY GREAT MISSION IN LIFE. (TMN Vol.2 No. 7 Feb 13th)

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THE MESSAGE NOW

Vol 2. No. 7, Monday, 13th February, 2017

(Rom.8:19, Jn.9:4, Is.6:1-8, Mat.11:1-12 compare Mat.11:2-3 with Jn.1:29)

KEEP THE FIRE OF YOUR VISION BRIGHTLY AGLOW AND BACKED UP BY RESOLUTE AND CONVINCING CONVICTION; IT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME NO MATTER WHAT

The Spirit of the Lord begins today’s edition  of this heaven-ordained magazine on a rather strong-worded note. Take note of these conclusions that:

(1) if any thing defines the true identity of a man, it is his vision. For one, a man’s vision is his mission in life and the purpose for his living.

(2) Three factors will however determine that man’s tomorrow:

(a) his possession of no vision at all,

(b) his failure to realize that he has one or;

(c) his zealous pursuit after his discovered vision.

(3) The moment the fountain of a man’s vision begins to recede and his springs of ideas starts to dry up. Such a man already has his mansion delicately affixed to the region of the dead. From that moment, he has become a foreigner to the places of the living. He is a living corpse awaiting his final burial.

(4) Anyone without a defined goal in life properly so-called vision has no destiny.

(5) He who fails to discover the reason for being alive is the most unthoughtful, the most foresightless and the greatest insult to His Maker.

(6) Any man whose decisions and steps are often determined by the opinions of others without a single mind of his own has no insight, no vision and no place awaiting him at the top.

Are you angry at these foregoing conclusions? Do you feel depressed, not challenged? Ah! if your answer is positive, then you are as good as one without vision or perhaps this edition is not meant for you because you are not interested in frankness.

But if you are really interested, then can you sincerely answer this question: what is your vision in life? Is your answer (if positive) truly genuine? Or sincerely speaking, is there no answer at all?

 Be sincere with yourself. These are destiny-determining questions. If there is no answer or you are not clear on what your vision truly is, then pray these prayers most fervently now.

Say:

(1) O God, with the power with which you are known to be God, break open every grave, grotto and hiding places of and by the wicked, and release to me an ocean flow of uncommon ideas and vision. (2) O God, unlock me from within and cause my glory and vision to materialize now.

(3) Awaken my sleeping destiny angel and vision.

(4) (Read Ps. 59 and say): O God my father, who is the man or woman enriching himself/herself with and through the use of my divine talents, let the thunder of God shatter them now in the name of Jesus.

(5) Every power, friend(s), church member, pastor, prophet, family member, summoning me out of the theatre room of divine deliverance and out of the factory of my vision, be frustrated by the power of the Almighty (stay out of anything food or water until mid-day).

My stay in the city of Aberdeen forever remains most memorable. Foremost of such memories lies in the fact that it was at the University of Aberdeen that I truly evolved from a mere student to a true scholar.

But does life often journey as one desires and plans it? Maybe for others. But it was not always the case with me in Aberdeen. Whilst my memory of Aberdeen remains a glittering one, and whilst I remain eternally grateful to all in Aberdeen for making it so, there were always dark times.

So, in reassuring myself that God will do everything in His power to make my vision see the light of reality in my very dark and painful moments in 2010-2011, I penned down this sonnet. A sonnet is any poem made up of 14 lines.

THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM

How so dark and deep the night

Beyond the day’s most ebbing dusk.

Darkened skies, brassy heavens, thickening clouds

Lowering so low;

Ever in war

To keep the day’s dream impossible.

And yet so slow the night

Its feet may drag,

But soon breaks forth the dawn

From the night’s impossible grip.

And from its imprisoning bars

Rolls out the day with its alluring beauty.

Then the dark gloom of night fever

Away will fade for the day’s brightening lights.

The above sonnet indicates clearly the struggle of night against day to stop the day’s glorious vision of brightness from seeing the dawn of reality. It is the same struggle against you and I by forces seen and unseen.

But frankly speaking, no amount of struggle or battle of life can deter the vision of a man who knows purpose for existing. Somebody once opined, ‘no tyranny of circumstances can permanently imprison a determined will’. A great deal of good is done by a visionary man to himself when he realizes that:

(1) his vision is his life’s mission. It is the singular compass giving direction to his immediate and eternal destiny.

(2) Four core things a man must not fail to know and to do about his vision:

(a) realize that you are living for a purpose otherwise known as vision. That vision cannot be fulfilled by some one else but you. If one vision fails, many others will dastardly fail.

(b) Search out with all zeal what that purpose or vision of yours is.

(c) It is most necessary to: keep one’ vision in view, backed up with action and sustained by and with unshaken and resolute conviction. Hear what Joel A. Barker recommended as companions to any man’s vision.

Mr Barker noted: ‘Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world’.

(d) Every vision will require two key companions in the journey of fulfillment.

The first is experience, which can only be learnt in stages, not by accelerated means. The second is physical and spiritual attacks or contentions. Unfortunately, no one can succeed in life without the assistance of these two key companions.

Have you ever ended the first day of any three-day fasting with garri (the poorest and most malnourishing, edible African grain) and water? Did you also end the second day of any three-day fasting with salt and rice without even pepper (chillies) or oil? Did you give up or curse God for that reason?

Have you ever been openly rejected by your father and mother at any time? Did you insult them in return? Were you hopelessly dejected? Has your church and its leadership ever disgraced or disciplined you openly and innocently without any just cause? What was your reaction?

Did you decide to run away from the church because of their ill-treatment?Are you and have you been on the frontline of satan’s continuing attacks lately and in life? Did you doubt the power and reality of God thereby?

If your resulting answers to the corresponding traumatic questions are all in the affirmative, then I am deeply afraid for you. Why? It means you either do not have a vision or you are yet to realize that you have one.

The good news however is that there is a vision for everyone. Your vision is your God-given gold meant for you for the benefit of God and humanity. Sadly, If that gold is truly from God, it will be contested over and against by all sorts of forces.

Those forces are existing in order to keep you strong and constantly in motion. Since you have been created by God to be a winner; a winner you remain and will forever be. So, keep the fight on with your vision in view and at work.

In closing, please realize these facts:

(1) no man accomplishes any feat of success whilst in his comfort zone. Effort will always be required, be it inspirationally or perspirationally. So, keep striving.

(2) a man is not a man because he finds it convenient to so say. NO. His ability to laugh through life’s storms successfully rather makes him a man indeed and in deed.

Do not allow life’s circumstances to short-change, cause you to forgo or blurr your vision. Remember the markedly astute saying of DL Moody who painfully noted: ‘the best way to kill a man’s vision is by giving him another vision’.

I shall see you next week; God willing. Meanwhile, stay blessed. Remember and keep this in the depth of your hearts:

THE LOSS OF VISION IS THE TOTAL END OF ANY GREAT MISSION IN LIFE.

Hymn: Pass Me Not O Gentle Saviour

Pray now:

  1. O God, forgive me for missing my way and my vision.

  2. In the name of Jesus, I will not lose the major thing in life.

  3. O God, make year 2017 a most memorable year in my life so far.

  4. O God, before the first quarter of this year expires, I ask again, give me three tangible testimonies.

  5. I prophesy against the spirit of death in any family, ministry and people associated with Express Image Glory Ministries, be cut off in the name of Jesus.

  6. (Read Ezek.47:1-2 and say): O my dead or caged vision, be revived and released in the name of Jesus.

 

Pastor Mike

THE POWER AND MYSTERY OF GRACE (TMN Vol.2 No. 6 Feb 6th)

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THE MESSAGE NOW

Vol 2. No. 6, Monday, 6th February, 2017

(Gen.48:5-20 esp., 10 and 14, Rom.5:20, 1 Chron.26:10, Mic.7:11)

THE POWER AND MYSTERY OF GRACE

Any attempt to define grace is an attempt to define the undefinable. Such attempt is akin to the yearly fruitless search for the Holy Grail (the cup used by the Lord Jesus Christ and His Apostles during the last supper).

Periodically, eager souls set out, full of purpose, energy and self-confidence, to succeed where so many others before have tried and failed. But none has recorded that feat of success till this day in locating the much desired and revered Holy Grail or Cup.

Likewise the attempt to define grace remains practically improbable and impossible. In my view, the improbability and impossibility of the definition of grace is informed by two key factors. First is the vastness of the influence of grace on and to mankind. Second is the inexhaustible benefits derivable from and through grace.

Can any one number the atoms of hydrogen and the atoms of oxygen divinity lumped together to found the smallest ocean? Can the width and length of atmospheric air universally be measured? So is the mightiness of the power of grace. So deep that the unraveling the mystery about grace is an exercise for eternity.

What my small brain can offer by way of description (not definition) of grace is: grace is simply Christ in practical display in the life of man. Apostle (Baba) William F. Kumuyi (a man with a huge brain and ultra-cognitive perception) in an African Christian summit at about 1978 defined grace using the five letters that make up the word grace. Baba intelligently opined: ‘grace is God’s riches or righteousness at Christ’s expense’. Wow! Isn’t that most scintillating and most captivating?

Out of the myriads of benefit derivable from grace, the Lord’s mystery-revealing-search-light is beaming today at an often common incident in the Bible: the story of Jacob and Joseph and Joseph’s two sons: Manasseh and Ephraim in Gen.48.

In order to tread the path of brevity, let our most spiritual and spirited attention be drawn to to the entire verses from 1 to 20 but especially verses 10 and 14. In verse 10, the Bible clearly indicated that the eyes of Jacob were dim.

In verse 14, it informed us in a somewhat pictorial and dramatic manner how Jacob crossed his right hand (the hand of blessing) away from the first-child, Manasseh to the head of the second-child, Ephraim.

Hmmm! do you not sense some mystery about grace here? If nothing, be rest assured that whatever you have become and will become in life answers only to the election by grace, not your effort. But more than this, there is a further mystery about grace.

Permit me to reiterate here that the Bible is the true word of God. In fact, the Bible is God in book form. However, a close study of the Bible reveals that the Bible has been written from four different perspectives: (the literal (clear), (2) the spiritual, (3) the prophetic, and (4) the symbolic perspective.

So, symbolically and spiritually speaking, Jacob here represents the Almighty God in the spiritual sense. The question then is: can the eyes of God Almighty be ever dim? The clear answer is YES. At whatever grace shows up for a man, the eyes of the Most High are turned away from all that can disqualify that man.

Permit me to be clearer here. I suppose that it is common knowledge that the greatest enemies of man are himself, sin, satan and household forces. As powerful as these enemies are, they can’t stand when grace comes to play.

Is this then a license to commit sin and then count on grace? Far from it. He that committeth sin, the Bible says is of the devil for the devil sinneth from the beginning (1 Jn.3:8). Rather, grace is the most potent tool available to destroy the power of sin, self, satan and household forces. Those experiences of rising and falling, anger, envy, lust, covetousness, pride, oppression, blockage, hinderances, fornication, adultery, stagnation, witchcraft attacks, hatred, etc, are yet persisting because you have not employed the services of grace through prayer.

At least five generations before mine never knew formal education nor saw the four walls of the university until Grace showed up for me. From my father, I was the tenth out of twelve children, and indeed the only one with physical challenge.

But one evening of grace in 1997, as I approached my uncle’s first sitting-room, I heard the voice of the Lord say to me: ‘there is a yoke of not entrying university on your family’. Undoubtedly, that was a voice triggered by grace.

Subsequently, grace flowed into me and strengthened me to pray fervently. Not long afterwards, a release from the qualifying Board (JAMB) approved my name as a qualified candidate to read law in one of the Federal universities (UniLag) in my home country.

It was the voice of the Lord triggered by grace which spoke to me whilst carrying out my national service (NYSC) in 2004 that ‘I will take you abroad for your Masters’. By the following year, grace made sure that I was enrolled and indeed completed Masters programme and later proceeded onto Ph.D level in the same University of Aberdeen in the years that followed.

The same voice of the Lord by grace returned to me in 2011 with the clear statement: ‘your ministry will start next year’, and so it did even though I was not praying to have a ministry but just wanted to keep evangelizing.

In the name of the Lord Jesus, the grace of God will trigger the voice of the Lord in your mind’ ears this day, this new month and year. I decree, let the river of grace flow into you today to repair every damage in your spiritual lives, in Jesus name.

In the name of the Lord Jesus,I ask that the ever faithful God cause grace to single you out of the crowd this year. It is written: ‘God confirms the words of His servants, and performs the counsel of His messengers’, by the strength of Him who called me, the mighty God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, I decree, let the hand of God Most High, anoint you with uncommon grace to succeed and be prosperous in all things of life and godliness in Jesus name, Amen.

Listen dearly beloved, keep all godly principles like hardwork, fasting, righteous living, prayer and the likes in view and at work this year. But count more on God’s grace. Grace is no respecter of age, qualification or standard of men.

Grace makes you and me to be preferred ahead and above all others. Grace causes a man to be accepted where he has once been rejected. The greatest spiritual eraser for erasing witchcraft attacks of rejection by means of cobwebs is grace.

Grace brings back thoughts about you to the memory of them who are your destiny helpers. Or what do you think? If any one is to be remembered by David the King, should it have been poor, lame and wretched Mephibosheth in 2 Sam.9? And from the house of Saul, after all that Saul his grandfather did to David?

Agreed, Mephibosheth was David’s best friend’s son. But why didn’t David remember Jonathan his friend or Jonathan offsprings for so long? Grace made the connection.

In the end, despite everything, one faithful day, grace journeyed out of heaven, beamed down His search-helping-light on Lodebar where Mephibosheth lived. Subsequently, grace travelled from Lodebar to Jerusalem where He spoke to David’s spiritual ears.

I decree today, in the name of the Lord Jesus, let grace erase all the sins of your and mine grand and great grandparents that are speaking against us and antagonising our breakthroughs. You voices from the grave, I silence you permanently by the power of grace. Your man-child shall be born, in Jesus name.

Your daughter shall be married by grace this year, in Jesus name. You are waiting on God! Aha, grace has finally found you as it found Noah. I decree, this year, your wedding bell shall not only ring, you shall be blessed with a specially uncommon child.

That angel spoke to Blessed Virgin Mary: ‘hail Mary, full of grace’. Today, by the anointing of the Blessed Holy Ghost, I send the grace of God into your womb to cause you to conceive and beget a prophet by grace. The Lord just showed me letter of employment. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I decree that letter of employment into reality by grace.

Hear me, even as you are reading this article, let the personality of grace go forth and speak for you where you desire, in Jesus name. Do you believe that grace can appear on your behalf where you and your CV cannot enter nor appear?

If yes, then rise up. It is time to sing and pray.

Hymn: Grace Greater Than Our Sin

Pray now:

  1. O thou rain of God’s grace, fall upon me.

  2. O thou personality of grace, trigger the voice of the Lord afresh in me.

  3. It is time to journey to the next level. Read Ps.30 and pray.

  4. O thou grace of God, give me the true vision of my life.

  5. O God, anoint me with fresh grace to know and to remain within the tracks of my divine vision.

  6. Read Micah 7:11, ask the power of grace in the name of the Lord Jesus to remove badluck, deadlock, hardluck and all obstacles on the day and at every point where you need help.

Pastor Mike