High praise Vs Low praise
5 Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand,
7 To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the peoples;
8 To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute on them the written judgment — This honor have all His saints. Praise the LORD! Ps149:5-9
Anyone can praise God when they have a good news, had a promotion, pay rise, gotten married after many years of waiting, got a new job or house. However this type of praise is a low praise; there is no sacrifice in it.
There is another type of praise that is a sacrifice- the type you do at the midnight of your life when all hell has broken loose on you; you are in the pit of life; you have been badly beaten with rods of life and you are bleeding but despite the pain, you begin to pray and praise God, singing with a loud voice, even in your prison, containment, confinement and incarceration. This is a high praise that gets God’s special attention and triggers an immediate divine intervention. You provoke God when you offer such a sacrifice. It also happens when you do it with an offering that costs you a lot. Solomon did it and God visited him at night.
So learn to give God high praises. The opportunity for this usually comes when you are going through severe tests. Give Him a high praise and see what He will do in your life. Promotion will come the miraculous will come and you will have a lasting, powerful testimony
King Jehoshaphat and Judah
20 So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.”
21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: ” Praise the LORD, For His mercy endures forever.”
22 Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.
23 For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
24 So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped.
25 When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much.
Paul and Silas
22 Then the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates tore off their clothes and commanded them to be beaten with rods.
23 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely.
24 Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.
The Philippian Jailer Saved
25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.
26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.
27 And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself.
28 But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.”
29 Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas.
30 And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
31 So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.
33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized.
34 Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.Acts16:22-34
The Power At Work In You
The Power At Work In You
Is Exceeding Great power.
It works through you and for you
Regardless of the need of the hour.
This power is irresistible, unstoppable
This power is dynamic in its working
This power is Unconquerable, unassailable
This power is potent, profuse, quickening
As it worked in the Head, so in the Body-
Bone of His bones and flesh of His flesh.
So live in the consciousness of completeness
Live in the consciousness of no more limitations.
This power is incomparable great power
This power was unleashed to lift you up
Make you assail, prevail, soar and tower
So let no one, nothing and no foe stop
8But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts1:8
I Am Born of God
I Am Born of God
Born of the Word-
The Word of Life
The Word that is life.
I hail from God
And Now in Christ
And Christ is in me
My life is Christ.
We share the same life
He is the Vine
And I am of the branch- the Church
He is the Head
And I am part of His Body.
I am a son of God
With the divine nature
A manifestation of His Word
With a future that is sure and secure.
In Him I Have:
HOPE, HEAVEN, HEALTH
ROYALTY, RIGHTEOUSNESS,rights and privileges,resurrection power
INHERITANCE, INTERCESSOR, INSIGHT
SUPPORT, SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH SUPPLY, SAINTHOOD,
TRIUMPH, TRUST, THINGS THAT ARE GOOD, Truth
ADVOCACY, ANGELIC ASSISTANCE, ABILITY
SUPERNATURAL WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING,sanctification
His Word is the Seed
That makes me succeed
When it is decreed
And acted upon.
1 John 3:
1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:John1:12
23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.1John4:17
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.John15:5
2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2Cor5:17
6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
I Am For Signs, Wonders and Seasons
I am for signs and wonders (Isa8:18) because the Father dwells in me by the Holy Spirit. I have received power, ability, enablement through the Holy Spirit. Acts1:8
I am for seasons of healing and health
I go about doing good like my Saviour, healing all those that are oppressed of the devil because God is with me, for me and in me. Sickness and disease do not stand a chance when I enter anyplace. They cower and check out at my word. As I lay hands on the sick, they recover and are made whole. Foul, demonic spirits flee because they cannot stand the anointing that destroys yokes and lifts burdens. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me and He has anointed me to heal the sick and deliver the captives.
I am for signs and wonders and seasons. Wherever I go, the power of God is present to heal and people freely and easily receive their healing. and the Holy Spirit in me does not just heal the sick and deliver captives, He also does the Supernatural. Signs and wonders follow me as God confirms my preaching of the Word with signs following. The miraculous occur and are commonplace: blind eyes are opened, barren wombs are opened, marriages are restored, terminal diseases like cancer diabetes, leukaemia, bulimia and anorexia and glaucoma are arrested and terminated. Mental illnesses are cured by the power of the Holy Spirit. The deaf hears and the dumb speak, by the power of the Holy Ghost. No condition is able to withstand the Word of His power. As I decree and command and declare, it comes into being and God is glorified.
I am for signs and wonders and seasons. I bring seasons of light to brighten, illuminate, beautify and give warmth of relationship which is rich and empowering everyone I come in contact with. They are at liberty to open up and let the Light in me to penetrate to dispel every darkness and there is a mutual fellowship that breeds trust and confidence and communion and love and unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. So, one is able to put a thousand to flight and two are able to put ten thousand to flight. We become like Gideon’s army as God uses us mightily to bless each other and we all become vessels of honour for signs and wonders and seasons. The anointing rubs off and is multiplied in us and we all go about doing good, healing all those oppressed of the devil because God is with us. We are unstoppable, Unconquerable, unlimited and indefatigable. We always win because we keep rank, knowing we belong to each other and need each other as the Body of Christ.
I am for sign and wonders and seasons. I carry super-abundant grace to wherever I show up. His grace is sufficient for me in whatever I am given to do. Once I say, ‘Yes’, the ability to do it comes effortlessly. And I finish what I begin and I do it excellently, like Daniel and Joseph and David and Paul of old. I am diligent, efficient and proficient and stand amongst Kings and not mere men. I am headhunted in my career. I am head and shoulders above my peers.
I am born for signs, wonders and seasons.
I carry seasons of joy unspeakable and full of glory. Uncommon Joy manifests wherever I go and it spreads to all around and they catch its fire and become inundated with joy – the joy of the Lord and it becomes their strength in all they do. And they go about spreading joy in their world.
I am for signs and wonders and seasons. Whenever I go I bring divine elixir; there are creativity and innovation. New ideas flourish and solutions are found to problems, questions are answered, riddles are dissolved. The creative genius and creative juice all around is pumped up and flows unabated. We get things done quickly and easily. No one is in need. Everyone is supplied. We share our resources and God multiplies them and we become magnetic, attracting others who also have the same mindset.
I am for signs and wonders and seasons and I bring seasons of Productivity and Prosperity. Wherever I go I spread the aroma of productivity and progress and multiplicity. There are Luxuriant growth and development in all areas and not just lop-sided growth. There are proficiency, efficiency and excellence; we know how to package new ideas and products and make money for the extension of the Kingdom, the enhancement of our community and households. We are headhunted in our Career as we give value and add value to our employer. We are also employers in our community and spread the fragrance of the glory of God in all we do.
I am for signs and wonders and seasons. Wherever I go, I spread the good news of the gospel and people are saved and planted in the house of God and flourish in His courts. They bring forth the fruit of the Spirit and remain fresh and green. They are trees of righteousness and in turn, spread the Good news also such that each tree becomes a forest and God’s house is full to overflowing and He is glorified. We see ourselves as co-labourers with God and as we open our mouths, He fills them and draws men to Himself. The love of God shed abroad in our hearts compels us to reach others, knowing and convinced that we are saved to save others. As we yield to God, His Spirit does the work in our lives.
I am for signs and wonders and seasons.
I bring seasons of Peace, Shalom, Shalom, perfect peace; peace that surpasses knowledge, peace profound, peace from the Prince of peace, because my mind is stayed on Him. I have a perfect rest. Nothing moves me. I know everything works for my good. I know that God is in control of all my affairs. He makes a banquet for me right in the presence of my enemies. The Lord is My light and my salvation and I fear no evil. Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. My presence is always a game-changer because of His presence in me and that makes the difference. As He is, so am I in this world. I share the same life that He has. His life – Zoe-the God kind of life oozes through my veins and I have His DNA. I am not ordinary. I am extraordinary, peculiar, divine, a partaker of the divine nature. I am an associate of the God-kind. I decree and it stands, command and it comes into being. Angelic hosts are on assignment for me. As I speak the Word, they are galvanised into action on my behalf.
I am for signs and wonders and seasons.
Whatever I touch is imparted life – long life, longevity. It keeps growing, expanding, dominating, being replenished, from generation to generation because I do or get involved in what I see Him do. I belong to Him-spirit, soul and body. I am an imitator of God. I am His hands and feet and voice in my world.
I am for signs and wonders and seasons. Hallelujah!
You Are Here:
… lifting depression….
… comforting the distressed…
… opening blind eyes…
…Setting captives free..
…Making the lame walk…
… working miracles…
…turning the tables…
…encouraging the hopeless…
Giving hope to the hopeless..
…opening prison doors…
…bringing light out of darkness…
…Binding broken hearts…
…Giving songs in the night…
…turning valleys into victories….
…encouraging the unemployed…
…healing those who are sick…
…strengthening the weak…
…empowering the feeble…
…raising even dead dreams…
…revealing secret things…
…opening doors for purpose…
…connecting the rope-holders…
…completing what you began…
…displaying your abundant grace…
…displaying your omnipotence…
…Displaying your ever-presence…
…bringing order from chaos…
…making a road in the wilderness…
…making a river in the desert…
…bringing water out of a rock…
… meeting every need…
…comforting with your word…
…bringing peace in a storm…
…confirming your word with signs…
…glorifying Your name…
…I am with you always, even to the end of the age.Matt28:20
They think it’s all over for you: This man showed up at his funeral
This man had a look alike in the same trade who was shot dead in an incident and was taken to the mortuary. Incidentally news reached the mother of the man you‘re looking at that her son was dead. The mother was devastated and funeral arrangements were made and he showed up!
They think it’s all over for you? But they ain’t seen nothing yet.
SAO PAULO – A 41-year-old car washer shocked his family when he interrupted a funeral being held for him at his mother’s home in the town of Alagoinhas in northeastern Brazil, police said Tuesday.
Police inspector Roberto Lima said by telephone that on Sunday Jose Marcos Araujo identified a body at the city morgue as being that of his brother, Gilberto.
Lima said that Jose Marcos took the body to his mother’s home where a wake was held.
“The confusion started when news started circulating that a car washer had been shot dead,” Jose Marcos’ wife, Ana Paula, told the UOL Internet news portal. “Police called my husband and told him that his brother had been killed and his body was at the morgue.”
Lima said the confusion was “understandable.”
“The two men closely resembled each other and both worked as car washers,” Lima said adding that the man whose body was in the morgue was named Genivaldo Santos Gama. He said further information on Gama was not immediately available.
A few hours before the Monday burial “a friend of Gilberto’s saw him walking down the street and told him that his family was mourning him,” he said.
“So he went to his mother’s home to let everyone know he was very much alive.”
When Araujo showed up at his wake “some people fainted and others were so scared they ran away. It was a big shock,” family friend Maria Menezes told the G1 online news site.
Gilberto’s mother Marina Santana told reporters “I am overjoyed. What mother wouldn’t be after being told that her son is dead and then sees him alive.”
Your Dream Will Be Challenged
The woman in Shunem was barren
God gave her a pleasant surprise
Rewarded her generosity
At old age she became fruitful
Carried a baby like Sarah
But then came a death knell
It was sudden like a bad spell.
Her husband resign his faith
But she set her face like flint
And ran to the man of God.
He asked her, ‘Is it well?’
She answered, ‘It is well!’
‘You must come, I will not go.’
Prophet Elisha saw the fire
Etched clearly in her eyes.
He followed her and saw
Her son stone cold dead.
He stretched himself
On the boy, eye on eye
And mouth on mouth
and he became warm
Sneezed seven times and woke up.
The dead dream came back to life.
Why did the boy die?
Your guess is as good as mine.
Your dream will be challenged
Your dream will be opposed
Your dream will be sorely tried
And when it happens, remain resolute
Go to the Dream-Giver in faith
Know that it is not over until He says so
Do not throw in the towel for the foe.
Roll Away the Stone!
Lazarus was sick to the core.
Death knocked on the door.
Jesus was quickly informed.
But he took His time to come.
When He arrived it was over
Lazarus was dead and gone.
Mary and Martha were cross
He said: ‘Your brother shall rise again.
I am the Resurrection and the Life.’
Where have you laid him?’
He prayed: ’Father I thank You…
Because you have heard Me…’
They thought it was all over
But Jesus did not think so.
Roll away the stone.
Lazarus, come forth!
And Lazarus came forth
So has your dream died?
Is that dream from God?
If so take to Him in prayer.
There is no need to despair.
No Need to Despair
Widow of Nain met her waterloo
Her only son cruelly taken away
By the cold hand of sudden death.
She was in great distraught- all was gone!
Jesus was not far away and saw her.
Compassion flowed ceaseless out of Him.
Do not weep He consoled her;
He touched the funeral bier
Pallbearers stood still.
Young man, I say to you arise
And the man rose, came back to life.
So has your dream died?
Is that dream from God?
If so take to Him in prayer.
There is no need to despair
Tabitha (Dorcas) abounding in good works
Fell ill and surprisingly was snatched by death
It came like a wicked thief in the night
So quickly it snuffed out the light.
Darkness fell as the curtain fell
Why it happened no one could tell.
Peter was not far from the scene
And they begged him to come
Showing him her handiwork
Crying, pleading, sobbing
Peter, put them out
to avoid doubt.
‘Tabitha, get up!’ He commanded
Her eyes were opened and she rose
And so were the drooping spirits raised.
Great joy greeted the house.
Elation emotion erupted
Dead dream had come alive!
Jesus came to save the sin-sick
Abandoned His seat in glory
To do the Father’s will
‘Here I come, send Me’ He said.
He came to His own but they disdained Him
They vilified Him and crucified Him
He was dead and buried, it seemed all over.
But on the third day He rose again
Defeating death just like He said.
He remains, the Resurrection and the Life
And holds the keys of death and Hades.
He has the final say about your dream
And about my dream and His will shall be done.