Vol. 2, No. 17 – Monday, 24th April, 2017

 (Ezekiel 21:26-27, Psalm 41:13, Revelation 22:20)


 It was around January 2016, a woman of great material substance met me somewhere in Lagos, Nigeria. Obviously, from her painful account, she was overladen with a number of concerns. One of two of her foremost concerns was barrenness of about 9 years.

Before we commenced prayers, I listened intently to her pitiful ordeals. While this was ongoing, the ever-faithful Spirit of the Lord astounded me as He always does. The Holy Ghost gave me an outstanding revelation which exposed virtually all of her past. All of these revelations she confirmed herself and I believe those revelations strengthened her faith that indeed the Spirit of the Lord was mightily at work.

Finally, we began to pray. At the end of the prayer, I said to her “before the sun finally sets on 2016, that barrenness would have become nothing but history”. Afterwards, I was privileged by grace to have one more meeting with her at about March, 2016.

On Friday, the 16th day of December 2016, I woke up from a rather strange dream. In my dream, there stood a woman in front of me. She was in obvious palpitation for some sort of assistance. On seeing her and her sorry condition, I made an open declaration.

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(Neh.6:1-14, Jer.5:26-31, 2 Cor.11:5-15)

Vol. 2, No. 16 – Monday, 17th April, 2017


 Happy Easter celebrations to everyone in Jesus name. I pray that the resurrection power of Christ Jesus will rest upon everyone of us in Jesus name.

Christ’s resurrection power will transform and translate all our lives to the next glorious levels in Jesus name, Amen.

Probably centuries ago lived an old wise man in old Scotland. The old man was so wise that his fame spread far and wide. But as often is the case with human involvement, detractors from the path of glory soon found reasons to bring the old wise man’s glory and stardom to ruin and rubbles.
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Vol. 2, No. 15 – Monday, 10th April, 2017

(Psalm 114, Exodus 33:12-15)


In human relations, there are many a time when promises of money or other gifts are preconditioned by condition(s). With divinity, the same is often times not different. I do not find any other reason for conditioned promises other than two.

First, there is no doubt that a son-father (humanity/divinity) relationship exists between man and God. Man is human; he is fraught with human frailties such as quick to forget, ingratitude, undermining and undervaluing God’s goodness, etc.

Divine condition(s) therefore attached to any promise of God not only keeps man in remembrance of divine kindness, but equally makes him attach much value to both the condition(s) and the consequent blessings.

You do remember Thomas Paine, don’t you?
It was Thomas Paine who wrote: ‘the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, and gather strength from distress’.

Wow! how so true!. Man, more often than not, by nature, never values that which he has obtained so free and without a sacrificial prize.
Second, the attachment of conditions to promises is the sole test of man’s true innate personality.

Indeed, divine conditions are the triggers of obedience or disobedience. They tell God what our very real intentions and dispositions are towards Him. This therefore further means two things:

(1) that he who will be a carrier of God’s power, presence, gift or blessings of any kind must first and foremost excel in the divine test of the state of the heart, and
(2) obedience is a major condition-precedent for God’s blessings or even His presence in and around man.

Beloved, I find something of a mystery in our first text today. Ps.114 reads: ‘

1. When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

2. Judah was His sanctuary, and Israel His dominion.

3. sea saw it and fled; Jordan was driven back.

4. The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

5. What ailed thee, o thou sea, that thou fleddest? Thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

6. Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

7. Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

8. Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters’.

Hmmm! what a most powerful scripture. I love this powerful display of God’s awesome power. Nonetheless, I still have a challenge. There seems to me to be a mystery at least between verses 1 and 2 above. Why?

These two verses fail the test of the grammatical syntax of English grammar and usage. The two verses appear on the face of it to have no connection. Consider verses 1 and 2 again. ‘Verse 1 when Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language; verse 2 Judah was His sanctuary, and Israel His dominion.

Putting on your academic thinking-cap in use of English grammar, do you not think that there is the need for a connecting nexus like the adverb of reason known such as the word (because) or a causal phrase like the words (so that) between verse 1 and verse 2? Doesn’t it appear that that connecting nexus between verse 1 and verse 2 is missing?

Whilst it may be grammatically argued that a connecting nexus is missing, I contend that the use of the punctuation mark (; (semicolon)) at the end of verse 1 is purely satisfactory. In English grammar and usage, semicolons play the role of indication, giving reasons for what had happened or will, as well as serving as a pointer to give further explanations on a foregoing subject or issue.

Technically speaking, semicolons are used ‘to indicate a pause, typically between two main clauses, that is more pronounced than that indicated by a comma (,).

So, if Psalm 114:1 is a main clause distinct from Psalm 114:2 which is another main clause, the insertion of semicolon at the end of the first main clause is for the purpose of explaining the correlation between verse 1 and verse 2.

Spiritually speaking, there is a deep mystery to be learnt here if we will receive and retain the power and the presence of the Lord. In effect, using the rule of semicolons, Psalm 114:2 is categorically stating that the reason Israel got its deliverance from Pharaoh and his people in Egypt was because Judah became God’s sanctuary which in turn gave Israel dominion.

The question is: why Judah? Understand that Judah means ‘Praise’. Understand also that only Judah was found worthy by father Jacob after Reuben, Simeon and Levi had failed (Gen.49). Judah was equally made the lawgiver. He was the very emblem of obedience; or tell me, can the lawgiver divinely chosen be the disobedient one?

Deliverance came after Israel forsook grumbling and murmuring in Egypt but chose to believe, obey and praise God. Do not forget the events of the Passover in Exodus chapter 12 verses 3-39 especially verses 28 and 35.
Was it not laden with all sorts of condition-infested instructions which Israel promptly obeyed to the last letter? That prompt obedience produced two positive effects:

Fulfilment of promise made to their fathers (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) and clad them with God’s full presence of glory throughout their journey.
It is a trite and settled spiritual fact that if all things fail in the domain of deliverance from oppression, the power of praise, the power of prophecy and most importantly the power of righteous obedience (holiness) will not.

I assure you that with these three, the power and the presence of God is guaranteed in all seasons of life. Sometimes, life is a matter of give and take. Give the Most High a quality and worthy life and praise which is most expensive spiritually speaking and you will draw out power and His great presence out of His throne-room right down upon yourself.

Worthy praise drives away worry and produces the much ‘expected end’ for man. Are you in long wait and expectation of something from the Lord? Tender your request before Him. Follow it up with immediate quality praise from the soul and never forget holiness.

Our praise forces the hand of God to move in our direction and in our situation. Notice the wonders which emerged from verses 3-8 of our text after praise was given its rightful place. Notice there was no mention of prayer or fasting but ‘the presence of the Lord’which had been activated by praise.

In the end, dearly beloved, remember, king Solomon’s 1000 sacrificial offering of praise earned for him wisdom which surpassed that of all men till this day. Remember, the refusal to give God His rightful glory brought the life and reign of king Herod to an abrupt end.


Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy

Pray now:
1. Rise early and read Psalms 50, 98, 113, 114, 135-136, 148-150 in great praise and shouts of acclamation to God the Most High.

2. Worship Him again and again with all sorts of songs of praise.

3. Present your needs now.

4. Praise Him with Psalms 8, 29, 129 and 147.

5. O God, infuse your indwelling power into me.

6. O God, make me a carrier of your divine presence.

                                                      Pastor Mike



Vol. 2, No. 14 – Monday, 3rd April, 2017

(Heb.13:16, 1 Cor.7:1-40, Eph.5:20-33)


If the memorable sweet memories and sweetly-enslaving emotions of love ever gets lost in the ever-expansive ocean-like memory of women after courtship days, not for men. Why? Generally speaking, women are more easily attracted by what they hear than what they see.

On the contrary, men are more easily attracted by what they see than what they hear. The emotional joyful-trouble however is, when men have physical contacts with what they have seen and which has previously sustained their attention by sight, the relationship men end-up having with such objects at least in their hearts is always exceptionally so strong and long lasting.

Men would certainly remember what happened in the days after the lady’s beauty and wonderful character first sustained their attention. Men would equally remember for so long the effect of the first hug that lady gave them having accepted the man’s marriage proposal. Don’t you men?! Or have you so soon forgotten that first emotional attraction and pull?

This is the underlying reason why men never give up should there arise any conflict between them and their intended spouse during courtship. Love is a chemistry of emotions and men are its main slaves. The truth remains: when men are truly in-love, they are as good as babies in the hands of their beloved.

With every sense of innocence, they give-in and are soul, spirit and body entangled. If this is the situation of men when they are in-love and relishing that love in courtship moments, then I find some subtle but equally salient questions much worrying.

Some of these very worrying questions include inquisitions such as: why can’t men translate the love of courtship into marriage? Is there any gap between courtship moments and actual marriage which necessaitates uneasy transfer of genuine and innocent affection from courtship to marriage? What is really the problem of men especially about love in marriage?

These inquisitions without doubt call for serious concern and further scrutiny. For one, it is worth knowing why most men cannot keep the passionate love-momentum flowing in courtship days down to moments of marriage.

But before any inquisitionary examination, permit me to draw a sharp conclusion at this juncture. I make no light of the challenges of and in marriage and indeed, the fact that some of these challenges are caused and exacerbated by women.

Nonetheless, I argue and sharply contend too, that irrespective of the challenges in marriage, marriage must be holy and hallowed. Because, it is a sacred and sacrosanct union. Men! Listen. Whatever your wife turns out to be after marriage is your making.

Is it not often argued that ‘as you lay your bed, so you will lie on it? Understand, men that those changes in your wife’s body and beauty have been informed by your actions and inactions. By the way, if body and beauty changes in your wife are the reason marriage is today not as sweet as it was in your courtship days, then Sirs, you married not for love but for a purpose.

There is always a great problem when there is a human reason for loving someone. Understand the likes of your spouse. Understand that above all things even when you are the best in buying for her the best of clothes, shoes and the likes, she appreciates happiness the most.

Frankly answer me my friend! Do you make your wife happy? A number of years ago, a wife once told her husband in course of a brawl: ‘if no be church; you! you fit climb on top me’? Hmmm! what a useless and wayward wife!

But even at this: do you think such husband should withdraw his love and affection even after he has been debased so low as this? The unequivocal answer is NO. In all sincerity, I find no excuse for the worthless comment of that unsaved wife.

But really, if that man has been up and doing and keeping his wife and home ever happy and bubbling in fun, would she have reduced a man she values as husband to rubbles in such manner?

Beloved, I learnt the lesson of my life about marriage as far back as 2005 from the film: Titanic. What rings through the minds of many oftentimes about this film is romance, romance and romance. But for me, it was serious marital philosophy.

At about the closing moments of that film, the question: ‘how have you managed through these many years to successfully keep this secret’ was put to the protagonist of the film: the lady, Rose. Her thoughtful response was refining in every way.

Rose simply replied: ‘a woman’s heart is an ocean of secrets’. Aha! A human heart compared to an ocean? There is something so deep here. An ocean has but very few basic characteristics: (1) An ocean is very deep. Therefore, watch how you treat any woman. What you say or do to a woman should be under serious check always. Women are much deeper than what you think.

(2) An ocean can retain anything in it because of its size, depth and disposition. Women’s hearts can retain so much and too many. Avoid hurting them. If ever hurts occur, be swift to say that word sorry to her.

(3) An ocean is constantly moving. Be forward looking always. Never dwell on the past victories, successes or even gifts. A woman’s heart is constantly in progressive motion seeking for new things. Therefore, men! Keep pace with your wife’s woman-like way of reasoning and be inventive. The chocolate of Christmas is gone with Christmas. It is Easter time now; isn’t it?

She has moved on and forgotten those chocolates. Think of something else new to sweeten her with. The previous month is gone. The new month is here. The clothes and shoes of previous month is lost in the sea of no remembrance. Growling in the euphoria of ‘I bought this and this for her last month, last year’, are all tales of yesterday.

Sorry Sirs, please wake up from yesterday’s slumber. It is now today. Don’t get me wrong. I am not teaching materialism. Neither am I saying that women are vain and mundane. The point being made is an obvious one. Women are weaker and fragile in emotions, reasoning and in approaches to things of life and sometimes even that of godliness.

However, they are the most useful vessels available to man apart from God. Besides, both love in marriage and marriage itself is understandably spiritual. Don’t forget they are equally subjects of emotional materialism. Therefore, the need to strike a balance between the two is a necessity.

What more shall I say? Is going on picnic a crime? Is living your children with a trusted Christian and then taking a walk out or ride in your car with your wife a wrong thin to do? Sirs, studying the Bible together is good and indeed sweetly good. But is that all you do Sir?

Then your marriage must be a very boring one.

Do you ever sit down to have long chart with your wife Sir, other than on very serious issues about school fees, accommodation fees, other financial concerns or in the bid to settle some argy-bargy of some sort?

What does week-end mean to you, Sir? Does it mean office all the time?! Do you take out time sometimes to take over the kitchen in order to cook for your wife? Are you aware that the blind cook for their wives? How about you, Sir?

Have you ever played football, tennis or gone on private swimming with your wife at any time? Have you taken out time to know your wife’s best hobby/sport? Sir, do you understand that your wife is your best playmate and friend?

When was the last time you tried to untangle your wife’s hair after her fresh return from the salon? Do you know Sir that engaging in home/compound/car/mall-outside play with your wife relieves you of stress?

Oh! I hear you grumbling to yourself sir, and saying: this Pastor is giving us whiteman’s ideology about marriage. Is such ideology not far better than the aggressive African men’s style of relationship with their wives?

When was the last time you watched the television, read a newspaper or novel together? When was the last time you gave her a kiss having dropped her off at her office before she walked into the office? If you have ever done this Sir: are you aware that that kiss is sweeter and more memorable than the sweetest sugar-laden cup of tea?

Are you aware that by that singular act, you set her heart happy and aglow both for the day’s work and in readiness for a happy return home at the close of work? Sir, what you enjoy only is sex. As such, you are very swift to getting in-bed with your wife. Does the word foreplay exist in you marital dictionary at all? Think anew all the time, Sir.

Swift drift into sex unmindful of foreplay denies the woman of full ascendancy into full orgasm. Such act of sexual relations is beneficial to the man alone. To be bluntly frank, sexual attitude of such kind is akin to the lifestyle of the lion and the lamb.

The lion (man), very quick to devour and go its own way, forgetting that after its sexual pleasure has been satisfied, that of the woman has just begun. Such sexual attitude negates the lamb’s gentleness of gentle but reminiscing romance.

Of course, is it not that romantic flavor which turns on the glorious game eventually, leaving behind a most memorable, never forgetting moments of great pleasure? Realise o men that the lion and the lamb sexual relationship is unsatisfying to the woman.

Traumatically, a sexually unsatisfied wife is a nag, an unpredictable and an unhappy woman. Men! Get the secret behind your success: it is your wife’s happiness. Her happiness however is preponderant on the man (husband) getting many things right including satisfactory sex.

In the end, I urge and plead with all men to love their wife irrespective of any body or beauty changes. It is your impact on her that informed those changes. Love her the more. Loving her is scriptural; it is part of what qualifies you to be a heaven-bound citizen.

Pray very hard to keep your marriage ever on the path of destiny. Ask for the spirit of joy to continually dwell in your marriage. Pray my brother for financial blessings. Financial grace and blessings are part of the keys to happiness in marriage.


Hymn: To God Be The Glory

Pray now:

1. O marrital grace, open glorious heavens over my marriage today. O thou glory of my marriage, be released now, in the name of Jesus.

2. O God, disappoint every canker worm waisting and eating the strengths of my marriage.

3. Let the sword of God smite every man or woman, spirit husband or wife attacking my marriage and home.

4. You spirit of former boy-friend or former girl-friend that followed my spouse into our marriage, be detached now by fire.

5. O financial grace, release milk and honey into my marriage.

6. O God, destroy the following bad attitudes from the life of my spouse (name them and pray).

7. O God, I am a man and I am full of ego, purge me off every ego and help me to be humble.

8. O God, the grace and divine enablement that I need to be a good spouse to my partner, release them to me this day.

9. You spirits and arrows of the enemy causing unhappiness, poverty, retardation, lack and the likes in my marriage, I invoke the power and Spirit of Ps.21:9 against you. Therefore, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, be consumed by fire right now.

10. O Spirit of joy, indwell my spouse and marriage from now on, in Jesus name.

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