THE KINGDOM RACE

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The literally meaning of race,

1. A progressive movement towards a goal
2. Competitive action of any kind.
3. Travels, runs or journeys.
From the definitions above, three things are similar, a) race is an action b) it has an end c) it involves living things, because it is progressive.
Paul said in 2timothy4:7 ” I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race.”
Every sphere in life is a race, because life is progressive and time waits for no one.
Paul from the text above, ‘finished the race’ Not everyone who begins one race or the other finishes it.
Race is not an easy task, from the physical race we all know it requires strength, constant practice and determination.
The Christian race can be likened to a PURPOSE that must be achieved, a COURSE we’ve been asked to run. Acts 20:24 “But, I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself if only I may finish my COURSE and the MINISTRY that I received from the Lord Jesus, to TESTIFY to the gospel of the grace of God.”
From the text above, Paul identified his purpose, which is the race he has been called to run. Most Christians fail in the race because they haven’t identified or recognized their track on the racing lines. There is always a demacation on fields for every race, so each one can identify where they belong. If a contestant finally finishes the race and founds him or her self on another contestant space, it is as good as he didn’t even start…
Most believers are yet to discover purpose, this will be the number 1 treath to every Christian race. In Matthew 25:1-13 ( the story of the 10 Virgins)
Most of us are likened to the 5 unwise Virgins, they thought they could probably make use of another person’s oil, or haven’t you ever tried to wonder why they can’t be in pairs and make use of the other available lamps?. That is never possible in the kingdom race. The race is for each person. The purpose may be similar but each person have to be accountable on his or her own.
Let us get up and leave another person’s space, let’s stay on our track to start the race.
DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE
Start a relationship with God today, give him your all and he will make his mind opened to you.
Until Paul discovered PURPOSE he never knew his space in the kingdom, he was busy doing another thing which was best to him then, he fought but it was the bad fight.
Will you get up and fight the good fight. The Bible says in 2corinthians 10:4 ” for the weapon of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power “ESV.
After Paul recognized his purpose, his weapon for the fight changed. He now understood that the race is not for the Swift nor the battle for the strong ( a physically fit athlete). If we think we can fight and conquer the kingdom race physically it will end in shame. It is spiritual and not carnal. If carnally fought with, then it is a waste of time. When Paul was still persecuting the church he knew the law, understood and practices it. But he fought a BAD fight. Until we come to a realization that the race in which we are in is spiritual, we will never fight the good fight.
The fight of being a terror to the kingdom of darkness is what we have been called to. The race to deliver the lost souls, the race to bring down God’s glory, the race to make Jesus known to the world, Paul took the gospel to so many places, he led truthfully with passion.
Where is the passion in us today as Christians?. Let us all rise and discover purpose, let us rise and fight the good fight.
He has called you to be light unto the world, arise and shine, your glory has come (Jesus) the spirit of the lord is risen upon you. ” Isaiah60:1″. The race might seem tough but with God on your side you will conquer, he promised us the holy spirit who is our helper. He is ready to help us in the race. Even if you’ve fallen along the way, be ready to get back on your feet and be on the right track. With the help of God you shall finish the race successfully.
There is a crown of glory that awaits you at the end, run the race with all determination. knowing and having it at the back of your mind that the end of a thing is better than the beginning there of. Romans 8:18 ” For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

Happy Kingdom Racing!!!

IMELA LYRICS

Chorus
For the things you’ve done we say imela
For the life you gave we say imela(thank you)
For what you will do we say Imela, Imela, imela

Imela oh oh oh
Imela oh oh oh
Imela oh oh oh
Imela oh Imela oh

Verse1

Narekele(take all the thanks)
Narotito ( take all the praise)
Agam eburu hallelujah eburu (carry my praise)
Para hallelujah para
( carry my thanks)
Ebube chineke (glorious God)
Ezendieze( king of kings)
Imela( thank you)

Chorus

Imela oh oh oh

Imela oh oh oh

Imela oh oh oh

Imela oh imela oh

Verse2

You took me up from the miry clay
Set my feet upon the rock to stay
Now I’m standing in confidence to say imela( thank you)
Imela(thank you)

Chorus

Imela oh oh oh

Imela oh oh oh

Imela oh oh oh

Imela oh Imela oh

 

THANKSGIVING

 

 

The Yoruba tribe says ‘ESE’ ( Thank you)

Hausa tribe says ‘NAGODE’ ( Thank you)

Igbo tribe says ‘IMELA’ ( Thank you)

 

People give thanks based on the benefits they are presently enjoying  from a subject,  what they had received  or what they will receive in advance.

But looking at all these, it’s a conditional Thanksgiving.  there is surely a type of Thanksgiving that surpasses the reasons mentioned above.  It’s a Thanksgiving of whatsoever the condition may be, either good or bad.  He deserves our praise because,  He owns all the praise and Thanksgiving.

Revelation 4
[11]“You are worthy, O Lord our God,     to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things,     and they exist because you created what you pleased.” NLT

Whenever  you praise God,  you make the devil a looser over your life.

No situation should take away ‘Thank you Jesus’ from you.  Because he knows all things,  he created you and he surely knows the best for you.  Some occurrences we tag as ‘ bad’ in our own human theology  most times, are things working out for our good. No wonder the Bible says in  Isaiah 55
[8]“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the lord.     “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. NLT

If there is any happenings around you- that is making you feel  so down or depressed  to praise his name, watch it!!!  It certainly means, good news is on the way, only if you can thank him in that very situation.  All that the devil ever wanted is to take away that very word “Thank you Jesus” from you.

1 Thessalonians 5
[18]Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. NLT

The devil might have been winning but I decree as from now henceforth,  only God will win over your life and your mouth and heart of Thanksgiving will never cease in Jesus name. AMEN!!!

Put the devil to shame and sing a new song of praise to him.

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THE LIGHT IN HIS WORD

 

It was after crossover night service in church, when everyone just  came back from church,  all hoping to meet light at home.  Fortunately there was light,  everyone was happy and joyful. In a twinkle of an eye there was light out,  every one exclaimed,  ” Nepa oo!!”. It was as if it was what we planned to say.

If light in the physical is that significant, how much more in our spiritual life. In Genesis 1:2 the bible says ” the earth was without form and void,  and darkness was over the face of the deep and the SPIRIT of God was hovering over the face of the waters”

Note: it was until God said ‘ let there be light’ in the latter verse,  the SPIRIT  ‘was hovering ‘

A life without God’s word is dead,  a spiritual life remains dead without God’s word.  It’s only light that can make darkness flee. John 1:5 says “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”. It’s a pity that many Christian are not manifesting the fruits and gifts of the spirit because they have not given the word of God a priority  in their lives. The psalmist says in psalm 1:2 ” but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night”.

Brothers and sisters,  a life that lacks God’s word is as empty as an empty bottle.   Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away”. (NIV).

For you to manifest,  break forth the God given potentials in you this year,  you need the word of God. This is a challenge to us as Christians that want to make a difference in our generation, let’s get up and begin to search the scriptures with the help of the spirit of God in us,  to know the deep things of God.

The word of God illuminates, quicken your spirit man with God’s word.  The word of God is eternal,  it penetrates to the darkness corner of our lives.  Are you in a clumsy situation?. Go to God in prayers and read his word so he can speak to you through his word.

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart”. (NIV).

Kindly study the word of God daily and see your life taking a new and glorious shape. Psalm119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path”. (NIV).

THE LIGHT TO THAT darkened situation IS IN HIS WORD.

JESUS IS THE WORD as said in John1:1 ‘in the beginning Was The word, the word was with God and the word was God’,  THE WHOLE BIBLE IS BASED ON HIM.  IF YOU HAVEN’T GIVEN YOUR ALL TO HIM KINDLY DO, SO YOU CAN BE OUT OF DARKNESS .

GOD BLESS!!

Happy new year.

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OPERATING UNDER OPEN HEAVEN

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“The blessing of the lord makes rich and he adds no sorrow with it” (proverbs10:22)ESV. God is a personality that is full of inexhaustible blessings. This can only be received in return of what you give to him.

 

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In the first three months of my service year I misplaced two expensive phones. It’s somehow right?. I told a friend of mine about the first one I misplaced he made a statement that got me. He said,”if truly I am a tither, I should call my phone back in Jesus name. ” couldn’t do that because I knew I was guilty. Few weeks later I misplaced the new one I got. Found it so hard to even tell my friend but then, he later got to know and he made another statement. he said, “Beware of devourers and start paying your Tithes”. Since then, till this moment I took Tithes seriously and I’ve been seeing results.
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Many people act under a closed heaven because they don’t store their treasures, where devourers won’t have access.

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Be wise, even if you give to the poor often, help people in need and so on. It can never be compared to you giving your Maker what he deserves.
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Paying Tithes as a believer, makes you who you truly are.
TITHES PAYING MAKES YOU UNTIE YOUR TIGHT SITUATIONS.
Those who give to the lord will never lack anything good but when you act otherwise you give room for devourers in your life.
Hope you know you can’t pray against devourers. Start operating under open heavens today as you start doing the right thing.then,you can start enjoying his forever new mercies.
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Wish you a very happy Sunday and new week.
God bless you.

SWEETEST NAME

IMG_20170901_015736_581There was this young man that got married few years ago and fortunately for him, his wife put to bed a year after their wedding. This man had been telling everyone the name he was going to name his first born, it was an English name, surprisingly to us all the name given to the child was ‘Olamide’ which means ‘wealth has come’. So I was curious, and I have to ask him the reason behind the name given to the baby. He smiled. He said it was the situation and the happenings surrounding the baby’s pregnancy that made him name the child ‘Olamide’. Since, it was during that time he got a new job, new car, started his own building project and so on. So, he had to name his son ‘Olamide’.

No matter the situation surrounding your name either good or bad, there is always a name that is above all. The name had been given decades ago but its ever fresh and ever sweet.

Phillipians2:10 “so that at the name of JESUS every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.” (ESV)

Jesus is the only name that can turn situations around for good, other names can only be given for what has happened but only the name of Jesus can be used even at the present moment to deliver, heal, break chains, conquer, open doors and even can be used for the future.

How lovely it would have been if everyone could come to the understanding of this name and also to believe in him alone.

No wonder the bible says in Romans10:9b “and believe in your heart that God raised him from dead, you will be saved” (ESV)

Believe, is when you solely lean on him. Knowing that you have no other place to go to apart from him and him alone.

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We all have to come to the understanding of choosing Jesus above all else.

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The deer pants for waters because that is the place of survival, can you make Jesus your all and leave it all to him alone.

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Do not be denied of the power in the name of Jesus. Activate the power in his name with faith, into any situation and you shall testify.

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WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY NEW MONTH.