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Demand Your Blessing

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The Holy Bible tags God as all powerful and our provider.
God has a lot of blessings in store for us especially in this year and it's very important that we come to the realization that children of God have the power to demand these blessings from God.
This is because He has already said he will bless us.
Demanding your blessing is just showing God that you are worthy enough for it [because of Christ Jesus]. In Ephesians 3:20 the bible says "...for unto him who can do far more exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think according to the POWER THAT IS AT WORK IN US". (That's the power we're talking about) 
Now we've got to understand that the power we have is key in the spiritual realm and is granted by the Holy Spirit seeActs 1:8. Faith, Pray and Righteousness are necessary for the abundant blessings of God in our lives. In see1 Corinthians 12:9 the Holy Bible talks about the gift of faith granted by the Holy Spirit enabling us to activat…

The Words You Speak Can Make Your Life Better

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We must be careful of what we confess into our lives daily; what we declare into the atmosphere is birthed into the physical. We're created in the image and likeness of God, who created the world with His mouth. There's a power that lies in the tongue; use it to your advantage. Job 16:4-5
"......., I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you. But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage (hold back) your grief"
#speak_life
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Salvation is Free

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Another week and we are still alive. This clearly shows that our God lives and His power supersedes every other force in this world. All glory to YAWEH! I pray that your fellowship with the Holy Spirit will be much stronger as the days go by. Isaiah 55:1 boldly declares that, "is anyone thirsty, come and drink even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk -it's all free!" The prophet Isaiah was handing out invitation to the Lord's salvation. He portrayed salvation as something not costly at all. He tells us that it's absolutely free! Today, if you're not saved, kindly know that reconciliation with God is for any one who is ready to avail him or herself and the best part of it is that it's ABSOLUTELY FREE. Trust me, you don't want to miss heaven. If you're not saved, invite Jesus Christ into your  heart now by saying this prayer: "Lord God Almighty I need You.
Please come into my heart and be my Lord. 
Forgive all my wron…

Mandate for Double

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One very noticeable reason in scripture for poor or no access to receiving double mandate is  "BAD FOLLOWER-SHIP" The quest for gain and recognition from the prestige of association is what has bedeviled the concept of following. The search and quest to know the Spirit by which people operate and to make contacts with it is not the main focus of followers today, unlike the days of old. see2Kings2:3. The sons of the prophet drawing the attention of Elisha on the fact that his master will be 'TAKEN AWAY FROM [him] TODAY', I believe was a message of alertness so he can make all the demands he had to make from his master. In all these instances,  Elisha did not act so. When it became necessary for him for him to demand,  he requested the Spirit of his master and more so a double. Wow! See2Cor 5:16 Know no man after the flesh. Another scripture says
"for the flesh profiteth nothing" John 6:63 THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH A FOLLOWER WHO CANNOT AT A POINT DO S…

The Appearance of What's Right

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Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers. (Psalm 1:1, ESV)

Classic Commentary

In the Hebrew, the word blessed is a plural noun, ashrey (blessednesses), that is, all blessednesses are the portion of that man who has not gone away, etc.; as though it were said, "All things are well with that man who," etc.

If a man has found that pearl of great price, to love the law of God and to be separate from the ungodly, all blessednesses belong to that man, but if he does not find this jewel, he will seek for all blessednesses and will never find one! For as all things are pure unto the pure, so all things are lovely unto the loving, all things good unto the good; and, universally, such as you are yourself, such is God himself unto you, though he is not a created being.

The word counsel is without doubt here to be received as signifying decrees and doctrines, seeing that no society of men exists wit…

The Danger of Forgetfulness

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We all do it, probably every day. It has a huge impact on the way we view ourselves and the way we respond to others. It’s one of the main reasons we experience so much conflict in our relationships. The scary thing is: we barely recognize that we’re doing it.

What is this thing we all tend to do that causes so much harm? We forget the generosity of God.

In the busyness and self-centeredness of our lives, we sadly forget how much our lives have been blessed by and radically redirected by the generosity of God. The fact that he blesses us when we deserve nothing (except for wrath and punishment) fades from our memories like a song whose lyrics we once knew but now cannot recall.

Every morning, God’s generosity greets us in at least a dozen ways, but we barely recognize it as we frenetically prepare for our day. When we lay our exhausted heads down at the end of the day, we often fail to look back on the many gifts that dripped from God’s hands into our little lives.

We don’t often tak…

Trusting God in a Painful Process

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Identity is a complicated thing. Our self-awareness is profoundly shaped by who our family is, by where we come from, and by the work we do, among other factors. So when a person is raised in a dysfunctional family, is removed from his or her own culture, and has to work in a dead-end job, self-identity takes a triple hit. Such trauma could have lasting impact on the person and ripple effects into future generations.

Joseph could have checked "all of the above"—a background of abuse, social disadvantages, and hopeless situations—and resigned himself to an obscure, tedious life. Apparently he didn't. He probably couldn't allow himself to. He was driven by a high calling and a firm belief that God was worthy of his obedience and loyalty, regardless of apparent setbacks.

If anyone ever had a right to be eaten away by bitterness, Joseph certainly did. Most of his brothers wanted him dead, especially after he told them of the dreams of glory God had given him. They settl…

6 Universal Signs of a Healthy Relationship

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Leo Tolstoy opened his famous story Anna Karenina with one of the most quoted lines in literature: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

Let’s think a little about that. Is it true? Are all happy families alike?

And if it is true (Tolstoy was, after all, one of the most astute students of human nature who ever lived), then does that mean every healthy relationship of any kind is the same as any other of that same kind? Does it mean that a healthy relationship between any particular father and son is substantially the same as any other between a father and son? Are the dynamics inherent in a healthy relationship between a husband and wife essentially equal to the same sort experienced between any other happily married couple?

Is love really the same, wherever it manifests?

I think it is. As individual people, we can make a mess of our lives and relationships in ways so unique to us personally that no one could possibly imitate or duplicate. I ca…

Looking and Finding

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I read something today from a friend and it provoked something the Lord thought me sometime back.
(1) God is better SOUGHT after than LOOKED for.  When you LOOK for,  you SEE but when you SEARCH/SEEK,  you FIND.
(2) The focus of looking is more likely on appearance. The element of SEARCHING is for DEPTHS.
(3) Looking can never instigate discovery. At best looking stirs admiration. Searching is what propels discovery (finding).
God is not meant to be admired. He is to be discovered. We find God. Matthew 7:7-8 says, "...seek, and ye shall find..." He that seeketh, findeth; In other words, he that "looketh, seeth".
What I mean is that, there is a consequent result for every input.
You can never LOOK to FIND. Its not Scriptural. This is what is scriptural seeMatthew 7:7-8Hence, the end of SEEKING is FINDING. Thus, the basis for DISCOVERY and platform for a solid RELATIONSHIP with God.

Let's go beyond looking to finding God. He will be more real to us.
#beyong…

A Letter to the Worshipper

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It is the SPIRIT that quickeneth,The FLESH Profits NOTHING. The WORDS I speak to you are SPIRIT and LIFE. John 6:63
1) Every flesh inspired effort,  no matter how the crowd applaud it, is in Heaven recorded as NOTHING. Nothing paaaaeeeeeiii.
2) How will I shift from this realm of NOTHINGNESS to the SPIRIT?
A simple straight forward answer, THE WORD.There is no curve, no bend.
Note:
No worship CAN EVER be done in the flesh. There is no such thing. It means we are ONLY mandated to give it in the spirit. seeJn 4:23 If we cannot do it by the Spirit,  let's just DON'T DO IT AT ALL lest it becomes NOTHING.
The fact that you presented a business class plane ticket at the bus terminal is no quarantine you will be allowed on the bus. The requirement for entry is prescribed. It's a BUS ticket not a PLANE ticket.
Whatever you are and have (calling,  gifts, status, level), is subject to the SPIRIT. Otherwise it's name is NOTHING. The flesh only makes sense when subjected to t…

The Blessing from Parents

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The blessing of fathers and mothers make and have great impact in our lives. The more your parents bless you with the words of their mouth, the more you get blessed.
Jacob's proclamation upon his 12 sons came to pass in their lives just as he said it should be.
Always strive to have the blessings of your parents. Bringing shame and dishonor to your parents grieves and shames them and  inspires curses.
Ephesians 6:2-3
"Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth." Also the word of God says in Proverbs 23:25 that, "Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.". THIS WILL HAPPEN IF WE BRING HONOR TO OUR PARENTS!
#HonourYourMotherandFather
#makemummyhappymakedaddyproud
God bless you for reading...
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The Dangers of Secret Sin

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If anything is deadly in Christian living, then it is secret sin. Ask and I'll tell you! God is sick and tired of people who live in duality. Secret sins are like Egyptian mummies; they look preserved from the top but rotten from beneath. Isaiah 29:13
"Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:" You might look mighty and spiritual on the outside but if you have secret sins, your heart is far from God! KILL SECRET SINS BEFORE IT KILLS YOU!!! #Kill_the_enemy_within
#Discipline God bless you for reading
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L E A D E R S H I P - the Gideon Way

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Judges 7:17 (KJV)  And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise:.... "Look on me and do likewise", said Gideon. Gideon was a man of action. He was a doer, not simply a talker. He sought the Lord, selected 300 troops out of 32,000, risked his life by sneaking into the Midianite camp, surveyed the situation, overheard a conversation, came back, developed a strategy, supplied his troops, and then did battle.

No comments, no dialogues, no discussions. He was a doer. He made things happen. That's the kind of men God is looking for today - men who see the need and fill it, men who go for it. Gideon was a man who worked and his kind of leadership was not about lecturing, but simply about leading; not saying, "You go", but saying, " Let's go" Gideon did not say, "Listen to me" but he said, "Look at me". This is real leadership. You are the head and not the tail, learn from Gideon today and succeed as a leader. 
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A N G E R, The Death of Reason - A Short Story

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A carpenter went home after shutting down his workshop. Unknowingly, a black poisonous cobra entered his workshop before the lock up. The cobra was hungry and hoped to find its supper lurking somewhere within. It slithered from one end to another and accidentally bumped into a double-edged metal axe and got slightly injured. In anger and seeking revenge, the snake bit the axe with full force. What could a bite do to a metallic axe? The cobra began to bleed in her mouth. Out of fury and arrogance, the cobra tried its best to strangle and kill the object that was causing it pain by wrapping itself very tight around the blades. The next day, when the carpenter opened the workshop, he found a seriously injured, dead cobra wrapped around the axe blades.

The cobra died not because of someone's doing but faced these consequences merely because of its anger and wrath. Sometimes when angry, we try to cause harm to others but as time passes by, we realize that we have caused more harm to o…

THE FAITH PACKAGE

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Life’s ups and downs can leave our faith in a precarious position, so how do we increase our faith? The Bible tells us that “faith comes by hearing … the word of God.” Let’s unwrap that package, layer by layer.

Faith…
What is faith? Joseph Fort Newman says, “Faith is a fire in the heart,” while Hannah Whitall Smith tells us, “Faith is nothing at all tangible. It is simply believing God.”
Abraham had faith. When God told him to go, he went—without even knowing exactly where. Moses had faith. He left Egypt at God’s command, not knowing where he might end up. A prostitute named Rahab had faith; she protected the Israelite spies and was in turn protected when God brought the walls of Jericho down all around her.
God came through for them, and He will come through for us too.

Dear God, my faith is sometimes weak, but You are the solid foundation upon which I can put my trust.

“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust.”
—Psalm 18:2

Fai…

Ladies! Keep Your Man, Save Your Marriage

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Sex is an important element in marriage and until there is sexual intercourse between a husband and his wife, the marriage is not yet physically and spiritually recognized [only legally, even to an extent]. This shows how important sex is in marriage.
When you look at how aggressive men are towards sex, you may be tempted to think that's what men need from women. Of course, if he hasn't married you yet or does not intend to marry you, what he will need from you is nothing above your body.
But if he intends to marry you or if you are already married, sex is not always what he needs from you. - lets put it this way; "WHAT A MAN NEEDS MOST FROM A WOMAN IS NOT SEX." Many young ladies have the notion that, because they are sexually active and experienced, they will easily be married and have their husbands loving them. Sometimes, when a man approaches for marriage, some ladies perceive that the greatest asset they have to show the man is sex. Others think that, once the…

Availability

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I just noticed the word "AVAILABLE" is actually a compound word made of two individual words; AVAIL and ABLE If so,  then one is not AVAILABLE  if you only  AVAIL. Same way one is not AVAILABLE if he/she is only ABLE. Most at times when we say, "I AM AVAILABLE." Its usually with regards to our presence and consent. This is a necessary expressions of AVAILABILITY but not surface definition of the term. The full  measure to look forward to Avail and to be Able is what I believe, is the discipline God want us to practice in the execution of assignments and the use of gifts which HE has entrusted into our care. It's Scriptural
Philippians  2:13. For it is God which worketh in you BOTH to WILL and to DO for HIS good pleasure.
To WILL is to AVAIL and to DO is to be ABLE to fulfil HIS GOOD PLEASURE. God does not work in isolation of WILL and DO. The scripture uses the word "BOTH" Let's say I'm a footballer, the fact that I avail or will to play in…

The Opportunity to be Great

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Many young people choose to do their own thing. They tell themselves, "l'll come to Christ when I get ready. I'll have some fun first." They're tangled up in a net of popularity or partying or peer pressure. Others get into nets of wrong relationships  and miss their moment of destiny. The "chance and time" time is already preordained. It's ready for each and every person. But if you're tied up in a net of sin and bondage and bitterness, it will keep you back. Ask God to do something about it. Ask Him to do as He did for Andrew,  who was involved with his fishing nets when Jesus walked up to him and said two words: "Follow Me" seeMatthew 4: 18-20 Andrew had never seen Him before. Jesus didn't wait for an answer.  He didn't give him much time to think. He just said, "Follow Me". And Andrew dropped his nets and followed Him. What would have happened if he had been tangled up in his nets? Andrew did not miss his collis…

I Met Jesus at "the Café"

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This is a note of appreciation from Ali Sadia Alimatu (who was once a Muslim and now has come into the love and light of our dear Lord Jesus Christ) to Cross Dominion Ministries(CDM), a gospel mission in Ghana that is very passionate about evangelism and seeing the banner of Christ Jesus flying over the African continent and beyond.
It reads... "Hello CDM, I hope you're flourishing by His grace. I just want to use this opportunity to share something small with you..." She continues... "I am Ali Sadia Alimatu, a girl of 19 years. I was once a Muslim from a pure Muslim background with both parents being Muslims.I knew nothing about Christ. I didn't even know that there was a man up there called Jesus Christ until I met Him at a program called Prayer Café, organised byCross Dominion Ministry. That was the moment I got to know about Jesus, the way to my salvationI was lost at that whole time of my life until I met Jesus (The son of God).  The 4th of June marks ONE…

Path to Lasting Spiritual Growth

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In the spiritual realm, there is no room for stagnancy. One either goes forward or backslides! How then does one ensures consistent spiritual growth? :
1. Certainty of the genuineness of our salvation; because the foundation is very important.
They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built - Luke 6:48
2. Regular (daily), consistent morning and evening devotion.
You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water. -Psalm 63:1
3. Steady study and personal application of the word of God and other quality Christian literature.
They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built- Luke 6:48
4. Receiving the word of God with readiness of …

An Inspiration for Prayer (Invigorating your prayer life)

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I don’t know about you, but I can be easily distracted when I’m praying. But over the years I’ve picked up some great ways to focus my prayers....  Here are 5 more ways I’ve learned to help me sharpen my prayers.
Write out your prayers Often I will begin my prayer time by writing out things I’m thankful for. I write them to the Lord, almost like a letter, beginning with something like this: 
“Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, Thank you for….”  or “Lord Jesus, Thank you for…” 
And I go on to write things I’m grateful for. Writing my thanks keeps me focused. Sometimes I begin a time of prayer by reading past thanksgivings I’ve written. I’ve also found that writing out other prayers has been very helpful as well. As I pray the prayers I have written, I don’t restrict myself to reading them word for word, but use them as reminders.
Pray specific Bible verses In my “family” section of my prayers, I have several Scriptures that are promises for parents about their children, like the fo…