Religion

Daily Devotional today 23rd January 2021: Generate Creative Ideas.

“I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.”
Proverbs 8:12 (KJV)

Dearly beloved, you need to understand that you have all it takes to generate creative ideas in your world because you have the mind of Christ. That means you can think and generate ideas and solutions just like Jesus did. Jesus was never stranded because He had an answer for every challenge that confronted Him. He knew exactly what to do when every other person could not see the way out and the same applies to you.

Therefore, I challenge you to begin to think differently. Remember that ideas are generated in your mind. So, begin in your mind to see solutions where others see problems. Remember also that you are different, so you need to change your thought pattern from problems to solutions. See yourself operating from an elevated perspective. See yourself as a solution provider and pretty soon, things around you will begin to change for the better. Don’t assume that creativity is the prerogative of some other people. You have what it takes by virtue of your new birth. Begin today to think about what you can do to improve your job, business or even marriage. Always ask what more can I do to improve my situation?

Every product is a function of good thinking. So, if you can change your thought pattern, then you can generate the right ideas for every area of your life. The challenge you are going through right now can change if you can just think creatively. That product you have been trying so hard to market for instance can suddenly get ‘universal appeal’ if you would just introduce good packaging.

The list of the great potentials that God has placed inside of you is endless. Step out and take your world by storm. This land will answer to you. Evil will bow before you and the wicked shall bow at your gates. What the devil meant for evil, God is turning for your good in this season.

Further Reading: Romans 8:1-19, Philippians 4:13
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Exodus 7-8/ Evening- Matthew 15:1-20

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Daily Devotional January 22nd 2021: A solution Provider

“Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer” Proverbs 24:26 KJV

It is no longer news that we live in a world of ideas. As the popular saying goes: “Ideas rule the world.” That statement is true because whatever invention or product you see working today is nothing but the brainchild of somebody.

Beloved, if there is any time we need to truly take over, it is now! Today, we live in a world that is looking for answers. The technocrats have failed. The economic predictions have fallen to the ground and many are in utter confusion, seeking for answers. This is the best time for the believer. The world is getting darker and darker; thus, this is the opportunity for the believer to shine brighter and brighter.

“Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.” It is not limited to a group of people, but ‘every man.’ People don’t need to like your face first. You don’t need to belong to their group. You don’t need a godfather, godmother or spokesman. But if you have the answer, they will kiss your lips. This generation is waiting for you. That next breakthrough waiting on the wings may just be predicated on that idea which God has given you. The solution to the multifaceted challenges of today’s world can only come through you if you would just engage your mind.

It is my prayer that as you wait on Him, He will give you the knowledge of witty inventions; He will give you a mouth with wisdom that the enemy cannot gainsay or resist. He will open up the country land unto you. Men and women of great reputation will be drawn to you. His plan and purpose for your life will be achieved. You will not be denied. He will announce you and your world will hear and celebrate you. Every door against your promotion is opened today. Every obstacle on the way is broken. Every challenge is rolled away. Your best and brightest days are here! Get ready to celebrate. Your lifting has started!

Further Reading: Isaiah 60:1-3; Luke 21:15.
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Exodus 4-6/ Evening- Matthew 14:22-36

Religion

Daily Devotional 21st of January 2021: It is only a walk through

“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” Isaiah 43:2 KJV

I am glad to let you know that the challenges you are facing now is not intended to kill you; your valley experience is only a walk through! It all depends on how you see it: What are you seeing in that situation? Is it the situation you see or the Creator? Whenever you come to a valley in your life, don’t ever think it is your end; it is only a passing through.

Understand clearly that God is passing you through it, so you can look back and acknowledge that God alone took you through it. Yes, it is a walk through, not your destination. I see you walking through those challenges. I know you have questions and desires in your heart; However, I also know you will go through, look back and say, “surely, it had been the Lord.”

God specializes in bringing you out of the valley experience with a song of victory. That is why you must continuously look up to God in your valley experiences. Victory is not the absence of challenges in your life. God has a reputation for turning the challenge you dread most into your greatest victory.

Jesus wouldn’t have come if there were no battles to fight. So, your God is still in charge. Your valleys shall be filled and you will sing a song of victory. Your best days are still ahead of you and your God is faithful to keep you until that day. You will leap into victory and testimonies! He is faithful to bless you according to His promise. He is ever faithful to deliver you from your trials and temptation. You will win! God has said that He will never leave you nor forsake you. Don’t fret! It is only a walk through! I see victory ahead of you. You will emerge victorious at the other side.

Further Reading: Deuteronomy 31:8, Psalm 66:12
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Exodus 1-3 / Evening- Matthew 14:1-21

Religion

Daily Devotional 20th January 2021: Walk with God.

“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him” Genesis 5:24 KJV

Beloved, to walk with God means to develop a strong fellowship with God. When you search the scriptures, you will discover a lot of the saints of old who manifested the glory of God in their lives by walking with God. One clear example of one who walked with God was Enoch. He enjoyed fellowship with God so much to the extent that he was transformed; he found himself in heaven and couldn’t return.

You see, if you develop a strong fellowship with God, it is an atmosphere you do not want to leave or play with. I perceive in my spirit that Enoch walked with God so immensely that poverty, sin, disease, frustration and failure did not find him because you can’t find such things around the presence of God. I come to challenge you today to be a man or woman of His presence, because that’s where you will receive direction, fresh insights and ideas that will put you ahead of the pack.

Walking with God also means knowing Him; not by mere studies, but by revelation. Understand that you cannot fellowship with a God that you do not know. To know God is to be like God; it is to know Him intimately as a man knows a woman. When you know Him this way, you will have a conception of something. Something will be deposited inside you.

Beloved, the more you fellowship, the more of God you discover. The beauty about God is that when you are looking at Him on one side, He will show you another side. That is why you can never get tired of seeking and knowing Him. The more you know the different parts of Him, the stronger you become. You cannot know God by one scoop. He is a revelation. As you keep seeking Him, He will continually reveal more of Himself to you. I encourage you to take a quality decision today, to strive to know and serve Him for as long as you live.

Further Reading: Exodus 3:13-15, Hebrews 11:5
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Genesis 49-50/ Evening- Matthew 13:31-58

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Daily Devotional 19th of January 2021: Reposition yourself for God’s plan

“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country and from thy kindred, and from thy Father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee” Genesis 12:1 KJV

Abraham would have died without being the father of faith if he had remained in Haran. The Scripture tells us that his wife was barren, he was already old and his father died there. He would have remained there, but thank God he did not. God called them out from the Ur of the Chaldees.

Abraham had to be separated from his family in order to be positioned for what God had planned to do in his life. You also may need to depart from certain things that hinder you. You may have to give up certain habits or cut off certain friends who are not enhancing your progress. You may even need to desist from going to places that you usually go to. There are some of you who have to depart from tradition. You are going to church, you are a Christian but you are still tied to family tradition. You are wrongly positioned! You need to reposition yourself.

Beloved, only God’s way is successful: “Except the Lord build the house they labour in vain that build it, except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain” (Psalm 127:1 KJV). Whatever God is not building will not last. It is important, therefore, that you come out from the secret things you have involved yourself in. God wants to reposition you for your next level. Abraham departed and the rest is history. When he moved out in obedience to God’s Word, things began to happen in his life.

God is very specific. When He called Abraham, He gave Him direction. Now that He has called you, He also wants to give you direction. You have to reposition yourself to receive all that He has in store for you and when you do, you will see His blessings in a dimension you never imagined. I declare that the enemy will not shortchange you.

Further Reading: Genesis 12:1-4, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Genesis 46-48/ Evening- Matthew 13:1-30

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Daily Devotional 17th January 2021: What you show, you reap.

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7 KJV

The fact that you are already blessed is not in doubt; however, you have a part to play to walk in the fullness of all that God has made available to you. One of the incontrovertible laws in existence is the law of sowing and reaping. It is one law that is constantly activated by our actions. You cannot circumvent it. All truth is parallel: just as you cannot plant lemon and reap oranges as close as they are in shape, you cannot plant negative words and reap the promises of God.

When God said that you will reap whatever you sowed, the word “whatever” is very key. It is not all about money. We have used this to talk about giving and while that is very true, it does not only apply to giving. If you want to reap righteousness, plant the seeds of righteousness into your life. If you want to reap good health, plant the seeds of good health into your life. Everything you want is in the Bible. No promise of God is void of power; however, it will not fall on you like a bag of cherries. Your part is to find it, declare it until you become one with it and you will have it.

Stop and think: In what area are you facing challenges? If you can identify them, please write them down, then search the scriptures and write out all the promises that you can lay your hands upon concerning them; meditate and declare them over your life. Do this consistently throughout the first quarter and see the dramatic change you will notice in your life. The things that you thought were impossible will begin to fall in line according to the Word of God.

This year is not meant to be just one of those years. God has a whole lot in stock for you and my prayer is none will elude you In Jesus’ name.

Further Reading: Galatians 6:1-8
Daily Bible Reading: Morning-Gen 41-42 / Evening Matt: 12:1-23

Politics, Religion

Crossover Defaulters To Pay N500,000 In Lagos

Residents of Lagos on Wednesday have been warned by the state government to comply with all restriction measures imposed by the authorities to curb the spread of coronavirus amid the second wave of the pandemic.

According to the state government, Lagosians who violate the 12am to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government and other protocols would be fined up to N500,000 when caught.

The government stressed that all churches in the state must respect the curfew in place and avoid physical crossover services and large gatherings on December 31, 2020.

This was stated by Mr Gbenga Omotoso, the Lagos state commissioner for information in an interview with our correspondent on Wednesday.

He said, “If you flout any of these rules, you can be fined. You will be taken to court and the magistrate will decide on the sanction. The fine can be between N20,000 and N500,000. It depends on the magistrate’s discretion.

“But it is not just about punishing people. People are being advised to take responsibility. The regulations were rolled out as an advisory and people have been obeying while people who have disobeyed have faced the consequences.”

The commissioner, however, expressed optimism that religious leaders in the state would comply with the directive of the government on the crossover services.

Omotoso said, “With what we have been seeing, I don’t think churches will flout the protocols. CAN (Christian Association of Nigeria) is in agreement with the government. Covid cases are going up and everybody is worried. Some of the giant churches have also announced that they won’t be holding physical crossover services.

“The Lagos State Government has also told them that there is a curfew by midnight to 4am imposed by the Federal Government. Many of the churches have been adjusting their programmes. Churches are well-organised and we believe they will comply.”

Furthermore, the Director-General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola, said the commission would be working with men of the Lagos State Police Command to enforce all restrictions announced by the government, especially during the New Year period.

Mojola, who also spoke with our correspondent on Wednesday, said the commission would not wait till the night of December 31, 2020 to swing to action.

“We are not waiting till tomorrow (Thursday). There is an ‘Operation No Tolerance’ and we have had a meeting with the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Task Force and Governor’s Monitoring Team. We will start patrolling tonight and the patrol will be two-ways – we will start warning people to observe the curfew and after the curfew, we will then start clampdown.

“For the churches, Mr Governor has made it very clear that there should be no crossover services. There is already an advisory from CAN that the churches should close very early by 11pm and they can join virtually into the New Year.

“Enforcement is going to be on another level this period. We are working very seriously with the police on this,” he said.

The director-general also urged well-meaning Lagosians to alert the commission of any contravention by churches in the state.

“Our men will be on the road patrolling the streets and these locations and in the event that people find these places, they can always call us and we will send operatives there to enforce the protocols,” he stated.

Lagos, which is one of the epicentres of coronavirus management in Nigeria, has recorded over 26,000 infections and more than 200 associated deaths since the outbreak of the virus in the country.

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They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you


For I am with you,” says the Lord, “to deliver you.”
Jeremiah 1:19

No matter how many are they that are working against you, they will not overcome you. The Lord is with you and will deliver and rescue you from all their destructive plots and evil plans.
Henceforth, God will give you a life changing experience, and purpose fulfilling direction.

God will plant you by the rivers of blessings; your leaves will not wither and you will bear fruits of testimonies for people to see that you are truly blessed and highly favoured in Jesus’ Mighty Name! Amen!

Politics, Religion

My sermon about Tinubu was taken out of context- Pastor Tunde Bakare

No one in this country or elsewhere is rich enough to pay me off – Pastor Tunde Bakare says as he alleges
his sermon about Tinubu was taken out of context

Pastor Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly (LRA) has denied claims of being paid to praise former governor of Lagos state and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu in a recent sermon.

Recall that Bakare had described Tinubu as someone who has fought and won many battles for the Yoruba people, and further likened him to Jephthah in the Bible who delivered his people despite the circumstances of his birth.

However in his Sunday December 27, sermon titled ‘There is None Holy as the Lord’, the popular Pastor stated that there is “no one in this country or elsewhere who is rich enough to pay him off”.

Bakare stated that his sermon on Tinubu was taken out of context, and further described those behind the act as “undertakers”.

It read; “One would have thought that the whole message of over an hour would be listened to so that the context of the clip that went viral would be listened to before judgment is passed by those who considered us to have taken a 360-turnaround compared to the thoughts we had taken previously about the man many love to hate and many hate to love.“

Instead, the bathwater and the baby were both thrown out by some self-appointed undertakers who think the way forward in our dilemma as a nation is to uproot the tares and separate them from the wheat long before the harvest time ordained by God.“You think somebody will pay me for what I am doing?
No one is rich enough to do it. No one in this country or elsewhere is rich enough.

And I am not for sale because I have been bought. I was bought by the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross of calvary and no other price can match that. And if you know of anyone who has given me money at any time to do what I am doing, expose it.”